Saturday, 25 March 2017

Visual Inspiration- Cold & Classy

I used to make inspiration posts like this all the time, but I haven't in quite a while. I've been using Pinterest a lot lately, though, and it inspired me to compile some of my favourite images together into one big post. I tried to stick with somewhat of a theme, though, and I noticed that a lot of my picks were cold and classy.

I hope that you enjoy posts like this! If you want to see more like this, then feel free to follow me on my Pinterest.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

5 Steps To De-Stressing

Stress affects all of us. There is no way to get rid of stress for good, and we shouldn't have to! Without stress, we wouldn't get anything done. There is a difference, though, between healthy levels of stress, and unhealthy levels of stress. It's easy to have too much stress, but it's not easy to get rid of. While everyone deals with stress differently, and I'm by no means an expert, I thought that I'd share what helps me to get rid of stress.

1. Stop and breathe
The first step to getting rid of stress is to take a step back and form the intention of getting rid of it. It's important to be able to tell when you're stressed, and what you need to do in order to get rid of it. This sounds really easy, but actually forming the intention to get rid of stress really helps me!

2. Make yourself a cup of tea
I'm not sue why, but a cup of tea always relaxes me. It may be the feeling of holding a warm mug in my hands, or even the act of getting up to make the tea, but it always makes me feel more grounded and content and helps my mind to focus.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

5 Products I'm Pulling Out Again For Spring

There may still be piles of snow sitting outside of my house, but lately I've been dreaming of all things spring. While we've been in a bit of a cold snap the past week or so, my head has been full of the ideas of sunshine, birds chirping, and plants poking their heads out of the snow-saturated ground. Even though I can't do anything about changing the weather and making the snow melt, I thought that I'd reach into my drawers and see if I could find some more spring-appropriate products to make me feel like spring is near.

I love to give my skin a bit of a refresh for the spring, and this is one of my favourite masks to do it with. It's very soothing and gentle, and makes my skin glow without being too harsh. It always brightens up my skin, and is one of my go-to products when my skin looks tired.

I haven't been wearing many bright lippies this winter season, so I felt obligated to pull one out for the coming of spring. I got this one near the end of summer last year, so I haven't worn it very many times, but I love it's creamy formula and its bright orange-coral shade.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

February Favourites 2017

Even though February is only a few days shorter than the other months, it always feels so short! The fact that we're already three months into 2017 is crazy to me; it feels like New Years was only yesterday. This month flew by so fast that I don't have too many favourites, but I thought that I'd share the things that I really loved anyways.

Essence is one of my favourite brands. Not only are they cruelty free and good quality, but they often cost very little! I've been using this mascara lately, and it makes my lashes look so big and full. I haven't tested how waterproof it is yet, but it doesn't seem to flake, which I really like. I'm still on the lookout for an amazing cruelty free mascara, but this is one of the best ones that I've tried so far!

I know that I already raved about this in my Current Cruelty-Free Favourites post, but I wanted to talk about it again here, because it's one of my favourite products that I've used this month.
I haven't tried the liner sealer yet, so I can't really talk about it, but I love the idea of it! I've been using the primer a lot, though, and I absolutely love it. The texture works really well, and helps my eye shadow to look more pigmented and to last all day. It's thicker than most primers I've tried before, which works a lot better. This is my favourite eye primer that I've tried yet!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Current Cruelty Free Favourites

For those of you that don't know, cruelty free products are essentially products that aren't tested on animals. I would totally reccomend going cruelty free, and here's some great reasons on why to.
I started buying more cruelty free products sometime last spring, and I was shocked how many mainstream brands aren't cruelty free! There are still many options out there, however, including this list of cruelty free brands. I thought that I'd share with you some of my current cruelty free favourites as well!
elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree
This is my go-to when I don't want to put too much work into my eye shadow. The creme formula makes it easy to work with and blend, and I love the shade. Purple shadows complement green eyes, but I usually don't like anything too bright or vibrant. This is the perfect blend of natural but pretty shades, and I love the little bit of shimmer it has.

elf Eye Pimer and Liner Sealer
I love the idea of the liner sealer, but I haven't used it yet, so I can't really judge it. I have used the primer though, and I absolutely love it! I picked this up because I was in need of a new primer, and this is the best one I've tried yet. I love the form that it's in, almost like a concealer sick, and how thick the texture is. It's the most crease-proof primer I've tried so far, and it makes my eyeshadow stay put all day long!