Re-Shopping My Stash

I've gotten to a point with my makeup where I have so much that it's hard to remember every product that I own. So as I was reorganizing my collection this weekend, I rediscovered some old favourites and some products that never got enough attention from me. I thought I would collect them up and do a re-shopping my stash post.

Origins Plantscription Youth-renewing Face Oil- I got this mini face oil as part of an Origins set last Christmas and I think I've only used it once since then so I thought it deserved to be tested properly. I'll report back what I think of it.

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 01- This was my holy grail bronzer for the longest time but as I started using new bronzers, this one found it's way to the back of my drawer and into the land of the forgotten. I'm glad I've pulled it out again because it seriously is one of my favourites.

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil- I have a lot of hair products but my hair is one of the most neglected parts of my beauty routine. Oops! Anyway this is a nice lightweight hair oil that makes my hair super shiny and soft. It also smells lovely.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Antwerp- I was obsessed with these Matte Lip Creams last winter but I haven't brought them out again until now. These are the MOST comfortable matte lip products! I have two different shades a darker pink (San Paulo, top) and a light pink (Antwerp, bottom).

Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Shimmer Palette- I used this palette a lot when I first got it but since then it somehow got replaced by other palettes. I really love the colours, pigmentation and blendability of this palette so I'm going to make an effort to use it more.

Benefit Watt's Up- This came as a Birthday gift from Sephora a few years ago and it was actually the first highlighter I ever owned. I've brought it back out again and I had forgotten how lovely and glowy it is.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk- This is a product that definitively doesn't get enough use from me. It is the perfect base for eyeshadows as it makes your shadows last all day and it really brings out the true colour of the shadow.

City Color HD Powder- I'm not that big of a fan of loose powders so I never really tried this when I got it in a Ipsy bag. I know HD powders are fairly popular so I'll give this one a try.

Have you ever re-shopped your stash? 
What products have you rediscovered?

Autumn Essentials

I wanted to share a few of my autumn essentials in today's post.
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte - I had my first Starbucks PSL this year after years of hearing everyone rave about them. Although Green Tea Latte's will probably always be my favourite winter drink, a Pumpkin Spice Latte is the perfect seasonal drink for this time of year.
  • Mauve Blush - I usually go darker with my blush in the winter to match my darker lips. I really like this one from Lancome in the shade Aplum. 
  • Pumpkin Scented Candle -  I raved about this candle over on my instagram. It's Pumpkin Maple scented in a copper holder. It smells wonderful and makes my room perfectly scented for the season.
  • Hand Cream - I'm usually good to moisturize my body but I often forget to moisturize my hands which leaves them feeling cracked and dry. I like this mini Hand Food from Soap and Glory. It smells great and is really moisturizing. 
  • Chapstick - Like your hands, your lips also need moisturizing once the weather gets colder. This one by Chapstick is Pumpkin Pie flavoured just to make it even more seasonal.
  • Night Cream - Still on the topic of dry skin, I often need a more heavy duty night cream for the winter. I like to get a head start on avoiding dry skin so I start with my heavier face creams in the fall. I really love this Origins Night-a-Mins.
  • Berry Lips - I love darker lip colours in the colder months. I did a whole post on my favourite Autumn Lip Products but this Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum is also one of my favs and so perfect for this time of year.

Candle Collection

I don't light many candles in the spring and summer but as soon as fall hits, the flames start flickering again. It turns out I have quite a few candles and I thought I would share them with you. I split them into categories; warm scents, holiday scents and fresh scents.

Warm Scents

  • Bath and Body Works - Hot Buttered Rum: This smells sweet and spicy, kind of like syrup but with a kick. I absolutely love it!
  • Bath and Body Works - London Calling: This smells exactly as it's described, like Earl Grey Tea and Lemon.
  • Bath and Body Works - Warm Vanilla Sugar: Another candle with an accurate name. Although never lit, this sits on my bedside table and gives off enough scent that I may never light it.

Holiday Scents

  • Candle-Lite - Cinnamon Spice: This is strongly scented with cinnamon and other scents that just scream Christmas!
  • Candle-Lite- Buttercream Pumpkin: Although technically not a candle, I love these highly scented sweet pumpkin smelling wax cubes to fragrance a room this time of year.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart- Pumpkin Maple Tart Harvest: This is by far my favourite candle besides the beautiful copper, the scent is just the right mix of sweet and pumpkin.

Fresh Scents

  • Bath and Body Works - Garden Strawberry: This is a sickly sweet strawberry smelling candle.
  • Willow Lane - Cucumber & Cantaloupe: A surprising combination that creates the freshest most relaxing scent. One of my favs!
  • Debi Lilly- Current: These came in a set of 4 and they are not too strong but give off a light, fresh scent of blackberry and french cassis.
  • Bath and Body Works - Caribbean Escape: This is a very strong mix of pineapple, casaba melon and coconut, not my favourite.
I hope you've enjoyed this quick look at my candle collection. 

Warm Autumn Eyeshadow Look


 I haven't done an eyeshadow look for a while so I wanted to do a really warm orange eyeshadow look that's perfect for the season. 
 I used a combination of two palettes (itCosmetics Naturally Pretty and I <3 Makup's Naked Chocolate) but any shades that you have that are similar would also look.
 I started by taking Sunrise, a warm brown, from the Naturally Pretty palette and buffing that into the crease and a little above. I then took a pencil brush and carefully applied Sunset, an orange- reddish shade, from that same palette into my crease almost like a subtle cut crease.
 From the Naked Chocolate palette I took Frosted Choc, a metallic copper, and patted that all over the lid. I then took Wonka, a dark brown, from that same palette and applied that into my outer V.
 Under my eye I applied Wonka on the outer corners and then took Frosted Choc along the rest of my lashline. I used Smoothly, a satin pinkish-white to highlight my browbone and Way, a shimmery pale gold, as my inner corner highlight.
I finished off using a black Maybelline Gel liner on my top lashes and Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in Roach on my waterline. I then gave my top and bottom lashes a few coats of mascara and this is the finished look!

What do you think of the finished look? 
What is your favourite eyeshadow look for autumn?

Autumn Tag

I've seen a few Autumn tags floating around lately so I thought I would take some of my favourite questions from each and answer them myself. I live in Canada where we use the terms Autumn and Fall interchangeability so you can expect to see some of that. We also have both Thanksgiving and Halloween in the month of October. I also thought this would be a good chance to display some of my favourite pictures I've taken this autumn.

Favourite Seasonal Drink
My all time favourite cold weather drink is a Green Tea Latte but just this year I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte (I know, I'm really late to the party) I have to say I wasn't disappointed.

Favourite Autumn Accessories
I really like scarves although to be honest I try and stay away from accessories until the snow flies. Once winter hits you can't go anywhere without the full getup - hat, mitts, scarf, boots.

Favourite Halloween Movie
When I was younger I was obsessed with the Halloweentown movies but I'd have to say my current favourite is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Favourite Fall Sweater
I have 4 sweaters that I am absolutely obsessed with from Anthropologie. But I have to say my favourite is this fuzzy pajama sweater that's so warm and cozy, it feels like you're always receiving a big hug.

Favourite Fall Food
We just had Thanksgiving this past weekend so I'd probably have to say Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.

Favourite Autumn Scent to burn
My current favourite candle is pumpkin maple scented and it's quite possibly the nicest thing I've ever smelled.

Favourite Fall Decor
I love lots of nicely lit candles and colorful leafy decorations.

What do you love most about Autumn?
I love when the leaves change colours before they fall. I love when the weather changes and it's not too hot and not too cold. I love the sound of crunching leaves as you walk.

Favourite Autumn Makeup look
I usually starting wearing darker makeup looks in the fall. I love wearing red/berry lips (check out my most recent post here for some of my favourites). I also tend to wear more brown eyeshadow. And usually I'll start wearing a heavier foundation than in the summer.

What would be considered typical fall weather where you live?
Fall is usually nice in the part of Canada where I live. Days average about 11 degrees Celsius but can be warmer or colder. Usually there isn't snow until November but I have had some Halloweens in the past where I was trekking through the snow to trick-or-treat.

I tag everyone of you to answer these questions! Let me know in the comments if you do the tag.

The Best Autumn Lip Products

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!
I love the darker shades that come with the change in season. Autumn is the best time to break out all your red and berry lip colours again and I've chosen 4 of my favourites. Most the lip products mentioned in this post are also drugstore allowing you to look festive and autumnal even on a budget.
Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice
These are the creamiest most comfortable matte lipsticks you can find. I love this plum colour as it's not too dark so you can get away with wearing it in the daytime. It is matte so it's also fairly long lasting.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion
This is a different and unique kind of lip product. It's a stain but it goes on really wet and feels moisturizing. It does eventually dry down a little and becomes a really nice berry stain. As it's a stain it doesn't transfer. It leaves your lips feeling comfortable and looking shiny. It's very long lasting and can either be very sheer or built up to be very opaque.  

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Lipstick in 107
This is a very popular berry red, matte lipstick so I don't feel like I need to go into too much detail because I feel like every blogger already has this lipstick. It's long-lasting because it's a dryer formula, but it still feels fairly comfortable.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella 
I got this as my Sephora birthday gift this year so it's not full size but it's a really beautiful dark red lipstick. It's a little drying but it's definitely long-lasting.

What are your favourite autumn lip products?

September 2015 Favourites

I have a few beauty favourites from the month of September. Many are products I got on my holiday this summer. If you want to check out my first Non-Beauty Favourites post you can find it here.
Just a little update, I won't have any posts going up next week as I have 3 papers due, a midterm and a scholarship application all within the span of 5 days. Sorry guys but I'll make it up to you when I come back on Oct 12 (which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving!)

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
I'm totally in love with this cleanser. It's really soothing on the skin. I have dry, sensitive skin and this doesn't leave my skin feeling irritated or over dried. My skin just feels really clean. I plan on doing a full review on this product coming up soon.

Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow in Sin
This is the perfect everyday eyeshadow for me. I usually wear this on it's own with just some mascara and it's a super easy, bright,  polished look.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow
Everyone knows how good this face sculpting kit is so it will come as no surprise when I say this is an amazing palette. The powders are so finely milled and blend out effortlessly. I was really hesitant to do any contouring because I found the bronzer shimmery but it actually looks really natural on me. I've also worn this highlight pretty much everyday this month.

Real Techniques 301 Flat Contour
In addition to my last favourite, I love using this brush to contour with. It's the perfect shape to fit right into the hollows of my cheeks, it's super soft and blends really well. Plus it's rose gold, what could be better?

Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush
This was the one brush from the Rose Golden Luxury Set set that I never found a use for until I started using it to blend in concealer; it changed everything. This is like a mini 102 Silk Finish which I use to apply foundation. It blends in concealer so easily without leaving any streaks. It's the perfect size to fit under the eyes and around the nose. I can't believe I ever applied concealer without it.

What have been your favourites in the month of September?