finding the beauty in life

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Aveeno has always been a part of my life, from the time my mom dragged me kicking in screaming into an oatmeal bath to soothe my eczema, I have always had a relationship with the brand. So years later when my mom brought me the Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleansing Bar instead of screaming or kicking I dove right in. The grown up me new a good thing when I saw it, and I love using  this cleansing bar especially after a day with a full face of makeup it just leaves me skin feeling extremely clean and comfortable. This product also sticks true to what I know about Aveeno! This brand is amazing for sensitive skin and no matter how many products I use I always come back to this. I guess the child in me remembered that after the kicking and screaming Aveeno always took away all the uncomfortable feeling of being a child with eczema and it's amazing it can still do the same for me as an adult.    


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


There aren't many words that I can use to describe the following post. But the above picture says it all, the things in this photo are all  I have left of my dad. There are few memories but, the roses, the music notes, and the pictures are things that I will cherish for the rest of my life. 
Watch THIS video to hear my everyday thoughts and experiences of growing up without my dad playing a major role in my life.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Ok, so Urban Outfitters has definitely been taking a page out of the Sephora marketing book because a few months back they totally got me at a little set up right before I cashed out! Enter the Mario Badescu facial spray which had been on a wish list of mine! I know a lot of people use this as a refresher later in the day but, I actually use this product twice a day ,immediately after I apply my makeup and again after I apply my toner before bed. I really love the fresh look it gives my face when I apply it after my makeup and when I apply after toner. This is just a really great product the rose water and aloe Vera really makes your skin look and feel different I will definitely be trying more from Mario Badescu.


Monday, February 23, 2015


For so many years I really didn't understand or appreciate the sacrifices my mom has made for me over the years. I waited for her to apologize to me for 25 years and once it happened I realized that it really didn't matter, she did the best she could in an unbelievably difficult situation and for her strength and support I am forever grateful. 
Thank You MOM! The smile on my face in the above picture is a smile that you have brought to my face so many times over the last 25 years.


Thursday, February 12, 2015


In honour of Valentine's Day I thought I'd share some of my favourite red beauty products. 

1. NYX lipstick in SNOW WHITE
2. REVLON nail polish cover stay gel envy in QUEEN OF HEARTS 
3. MILANI lipstick in BEST RED 
4. FIRST AID BEAUTY skin rescue PURIFYING MASK with red clay 
5. ESSENCE lip liner in RED BLUSH 


Monday, February 9, 2015


I have to admit that I have always though that Clinique was a brand which was targeted towards a more mature woman. I had this opinion for two reasons, first there isn't a childhood memory of my paternal grandmother where Clinique is not involved. Every Time I spent time with her even to this day I see some kind of Clinique product. That little green packaging might aswell have been a leprechaun stalking me when I spent time with her as a child. The second reason is that the department store that sells Clinique where I live seems to more geared to a mature clientele. To me this store has always been a place where older generations shop and this shows in their marketing and their employees.

Luckily for me though I purchased a gift for a friend at the Clinique counter and got a free gift which included to products I think will always be staples in my beauty routine! The High Impact mascara is amazing. What I love the most about it is it lengthens and gives you full lashes without having that heavy uncomfortable feeling that some mascaras leave you with.

 The second product is the Clinique Moisture Surge Gel. Girlfriends, if your skin is suffering from this dry winter weather pick this stuff up because it is above and beyond amazing! I have literally been rationing this stuff but, I know that as soon as my sample is done I will be rushing out to buy the full size!

If your interesting in trying some Clinique products I definitely suggest you try out those two products from Clinique. Also please leave a comment below telling me your favourite Clinique products you think I should try. 

Friday, February 6, 2015


Like a burger and fries, milk and cookies, Simon and garfunkal, the perfect combo can make a huge difference and though one may not think so the importance of the perfect combo in the world of beauty can mean everything! So I wanted to share my favourite beauty combos!    

Because my skin is extremely oily and I also suffer from hyper pigmentation and acne scaring studio fix fluid has always been my foundation of choice. But for a while there I was looking for an alternative because I every time  I applied it with a brush my skin felt like had 50 pounds of make on it! Enter the fabulous beauty blender which because you use it when damp in my personal opinion it cuts down the super cakey feeling of the studio fix fluid. This combination gives me flawless skin without feeling like my face has icing on it. 

I finally found the perfect nude lip with a hint of pink combo. MAC's Spice lip liner ( shot out to Kylie Jenner for making chicks scramble for this) and Half an' Half lipstick. I love this combo on my lips especially since it's not to brown or no to pink, it's just right.  


All hail the amazing real techniques multi task brush! This thing applies blush like nobody's business. Everytime time I apply it I feel as if I have the rosey cheeks of an angel. Pair that with my favourite MAC blush  and bam It adds the exact amount of colour to my cheeks to leave me feeling like a million bucks  

I love love love the black nirvana perfume by Elizabeth and James! The whole point of perfume is that when it mixes with your skin it's supposed to create a scent that's not only just the perfume but a mixture of your body's pheromones and the perfume . I have to say  each time I wear this perfume I fall in love with a little more. I don't have the white one but I have tried the two mixed together, which is how there supposed to be warn and it smells just as good as the perfumes on their own. When I wear this perfume I looooooove to smell myself. 

I have to admits that I am extremely guilty of being one of those makeup wearing people that does not wash her brushes on a regular basis. I just found that washing brushes is such a tedious experiences. That was until I bough the beauty blender cleanser. I really and truly believe that this product leaves your bridges amazing clean not to mean the fact that all you have to do is swirl the damp brush through the cleanser and it's clean, which for me is a bonus! I would most definitely recommend trying this amaze balls product you wont regret it.

I hope you've enjoyed my five favourite combos!! Leave a comment below and tell me about your favourite beauty combos 



Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Recently I decided to get creative will my makeup and I know by looking at these pictures your thinking how the hell is a smokey eye creative? Well let me tell you I am in no way shape or form a makeup artist so to me this look is like my version of michealangelos  Sistine chapel!  Two snaps for KESHA who busted out the makeup brushes before the Super Bowl so while she waited for the Katy Perry halftime show to start she could take a world of selfies :)  Any Whooo here's how I got this look! 

First I used TooFaced shadow insurance all over these bacon grease eyelids so that my shadows wouldn't crease. 


1. Applied Chocolate eyeshadow all over the lid and into the crease. blend blend blend 

2. Applied Gilded eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid and once again blend blend blend. 

3. For the grand finale I applied Noir shadow to the out V to give me that smokey look and 
once again I blended the heck out of it.  I also smudged some of this on my lower lash line.

 Clinique High Impact mascara of the lashes. Also because my eye look was so heavy I opted for my current favourite lip combo of MACs Spice lip liner and Half n' Half lipstick.   

I hope you guys enjoyed this commentary on this look and I hope to god you like it! 
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