Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer Essentials 2016: Lifestyle & Food

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I picked up another job and it has taken up my time. However I am slowly getting back into balance with everything, so here's part 2 of my Summer Essential series on lifestyle and food!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Essentials Series: Skincare & Beauty

Summer is a season where you can experiment and test new makeup, but also a season that's crucial for protecting your skin. My summer skincare/beauty essentials:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How to Use Beauty Oils (Poetic Blend Giveaway!)

I never considered having facial/essential/beauty oils as part of my skincare routine. The common thought surrounding oils is that it may add to the oil on the face and make things even more greasy as it is. However that's not the case, and it's a tried and true claim! With a small amount, essential oils add extra nourishment to dull skin and gives a natural dewy glow that doesn't make your face look like a greaseball. Having that soothing oil can also help counteract your skin from making excess oil which is what causes greasiness.

Giveaway details at the end! :D


Thursday, June 9, 2016

5 Favourite Brushes: Real Techniques, Still, Sigma, Sonia Kashuk, Crown Brush



 The majority of makeup and cosmetics require a brush for the best application and finish. It has to be soft, full, and durable especially when washing is required routinely. Here are my current favourites! 


Sunday, June 5, 2016

OOTD: Men's Edition

We often see OOTD posts for the ladies, and on the blog it has only been  me and my gals. I thought I would turn it around and feature some men in my life who dress well in their own style and were so willing to participate in this photoshoot. Thank you to a dear friend (DT) for inspiring me to do an OOTD post for the guys out there. ;)


A special shoutout to the bf Clarence for the awesome photos! You can find more of his photography work on Instagram at @thebabylens!


Enjoy this feature! Each guy shares a bit about their style. They're amazing for collaborating with me. :) 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Products Not For Me No. 1

I would love it if every single product I had was perfect for me... but sadly it's not a perfect world. I've tried each of these but they are just not for me. Here they are and why I don't love them.

Monday, May 16, 2016

3 Favourite Concealers: Urban Decay, MUFE, Maybelline


My three favourite concealers right now:

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Med-Light Neutral - I use this mainly for my undereyes. It has a very light and thin consistency, just like how it's described to be "weightless". It still gives great coverage and it has some light diffusing properties, making the undereyes slightly brighter. Once it's set it doesn't budge or fade throughout the day.

2. Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream - I use this mainly to cover up any spots. Even for big breakouts it completely covers up the redness. The consistency is thicker so a bit of time is needed to blend it in for a natural but full coverage. I unfortunately don't remember which shade I got and it doesn't say on the packaging. :( I'll have to figure out which shade I need when the times comes to replace it.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand - This is my favourite all-around concealer. I would take this single concealer on a trip and it'll do its job with both undereyes and spots. It doesn't last as long as the above two concealers and by the end of the day the dark undereyes or redness of spots start to emerge. For a drugstore concealer it is a great option though!

Do you have any concealer recommendations for me?

Until next time, Des

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