Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather

posted on: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The Maybelline Leather Colour Tattoos have been out for quite a while now and I've been meaning to review the two that I own. The colours that I picked up are #80 Creamy Beige and #95 Chocolate Suede. My favourite of the two is Creamy Beige. This colour is just a really nice base colour under eyeshadows. Chocolate Suede tends to apply a little patchy compared to the other Colour Tattoos I own, but if you blend it out with a brush then it's fine. I  always blend out my Colour Tattoos with my Sephora Pro Cream Shadow brush (#28), which evens out the colour and softens the edges beautifully. Once these shadows set they are budge proof all day and really extend the wear of any eyeshadow you wear on top. I love wearing these two Colour Tattoos with my Make Up Forever Trio and the Naked2 Basics Palette. I've seen these described at matte but I wouldn't say they are matte. They lean more on the matte side then some of the other Colour Tattoos, but there is still some shimmer running through them, with Chocolate Suede having more shimmer then Creamy Beige. 

Have you tried the Leather Effect Colour Tattoos? Which colour tattoo is your favourite?

xo Ashley

L'Oreal Pure Reds | Blake

posted on: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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So I wanted the L'Oreal Blake lipstick the second I heard about it on UK blogs and YouTube channels.  I not-so-patiently waited for its release in Canada, and the second I heard that The Pure Reds Collection had hit drugstores I went in search for it. The Blake shade from the Pure Reds Collection is described as a pure ruby red with a matte finish and hydrating texture. I'm really loving the colour and texture of this lipstick, and the matte finish isn't too trying like some matte lipsticks can be. I think this lipstick is also perfect for the holiday season.

What do you think of the L'Oreal Pure Reds Collection? Which reds are your favourites?

xo Ashley


posted on: Friday, December 12, 2014

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Somehow it completely slipped my mind that I had these photos until now. I feel like these photos were taken ages ago. I decided I should post them before fall becomes too much of a distant memory. Also, I really need to get back into the swing of things with outfit photos.

This little velvet dress is pretty short for me, so I decided to layer it over top my faux leather leggings, then throw a light sweater overtop the dress. I realize now that this whole outfit, minus the boots, is from Aritzia.

Outfit Details
T. Babaton velvet dress
T. Babaton sweater
Wilfred Free faux leather leggings
Talula Trooper jacket
Gap boots

xo Ashley

Three Favourite Face Masks

posted on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

These three face products have quickly become my favourite masks, and they are especially great for the winter months!

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm*
I was initially just using this product as a balm cleanser/makeup remover before bed, but lately I have applying a thicker layer and leaving it on for around 15 minutes as a hydrating mask, then removing it with the muslin cloth. You can also just use a little bit of the product as a moisturizer. I adore this beauty balm because it had so many different uses and I think the scent is really soothing and calming.  I especially love that I can use it as a mask during the winter months to help keep my skin hydrated.

Skoah Aha Mask* and Skoah Hydradew Mask*
I have typically been using these masks one after the other. I use the Aha Mask in the evening and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then apply the Hydradew Mask afterwards and leave it on over night. The Aha Mask is a gental exfoliant and keeps my skin smooth, while the Hydradew Mask helps my skin stay hydrated.

I feel the combination of using these three masks has been working pretty well for me and my skin. It had been a lot more hydrated then I remember it during previous winters.

What products do you use to keep your skin smooth and hydrated during the winter?

xo Ashley

Rimmel Lip Liner | Eastend Snob

posted on: Friday, December 5, 2014

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I love finding new lip product combinations. Lately I've been loving Rimmel lip liners, and especially loving the liner in the colour Eastend Snob. Eastend Snob is a mauve pink colour and has a matte finish. One of the combinations that I have been loving with this lip liner is using it with the NYX lipstick in Thalia. The combination gives a nice pinkish-nude colour. I cannot remember where/when I first came across the Rimmel liner in Eastend Snob, but lately I have been seeing it pop up on quite a few blogs, so I thought I would chime in with one of the ways I've been using it. 

Do you use lip liners? What are your favourite lip liners and lip product combinations?

xo Ashley