Beauty Blender- Holy Grail Product

 

If there is any tool I would recommend above all the rest, it’s the Beauty Blender. The most versitle tool in my make-up arsenal (and believe me, it’s a dresser full) and the best.  Take it from me, I wear quite a bit of make-up on a daily basis, and it feels and looks like I’m wearing very little. Here’s why:

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-Used damp (wet it, and ring it out every time) it doubles in size.  Most brushes, and spongers soak up a lot of extra product and unfortunately waste it, but since the beauty blender is already damp- it doesn’t waste your precious foundation at all, so you use less. Therefore saving money in the long run.

-It’s perfect for blending out foundation, concealer, applying cream bronzers or blushes and setting your make-up to last all day with loose or pressed powder.

- It’s the most hygienic product you’ll ever use. Let’s all be honest with ourselves, how often do you wash your make-up brushes? Once a week, doubt it. Once a month- more likely…and some of us (myself included) even less.  However, the beauty blender is washed and clean each and every single time you use it. Since it has to be used damp. I either use the Beauty Blender Solid or the Sephora brand soap (a little cheaper) every morning to cleanse my BB.  It takes about 30 seconds, and my skin and pores stay unclogged and clean.  Bonus.

-If you’re gentle when you was it, the BB lasts months and months. As does the soap. Also- I use the soap to clean the rest of my brushes so it can really save time.  In the past 5-6 years I think I’ve gone through about 6 in total.

-The finish is flawless. Wether you want full-coverage or a light wash of colour to even out your skin tone, it can do it all.   Works with any foundation (water or oil-based) and is a dream at blending out your concealer especially at those hard to reach places (inner corner of your eye, and around your nose). They even make mini-beauty blenders, and specialized blenders for different products. But if you get the original- there is no need for anything else.

So ask yourself….do you want to look airbrushed?  #nofilter needed.

xox

M.

-Photo Courtesy of Beauty Blender

Spring?

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So apparently the first day of Spring was March 20th, I guess someone should have sent the memo to Montreal, because we never got it. Its been non-stop snow, so my spring wardrobe is going to have to wait it out a little longer before making an appearance. However that doesn’t mean that I can’t pretend the flowers are a-blooming and love is in the air- hence the beautiful butterflies on this sweatshirt. What a gorgeous print, I can’t get enough and at least it’s hinting at what may come in Spring.

I paired this sporty top, with my faux-leather pants and some classic pumps. Sporty-chic is what I was going for here, I as much as I hate that word (chic)- I think I succeeded.  Hopefully I can switch these pants for a cute denim skirt soon. Commmeeeeee-oonnnnnn Spring!

xox

M.

 

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Sweatshirt- Adidas

Faux-Leather Pants- Zara- Similar Here

Shoes- Aldo- Similar Here

Lipstick- MAC Cyber

 

Fresh Prints

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Although there are wayyyyy more intense ways of mixing prints (think plaid and floral)- this is a little more subtle and easy. Stripes and Leopard print- so chic.

A few tips when mixing prints:

1. keep is simple. there is no need over accessorize.

2. size matters. mix small and large prints together.  Smaller on bottom is usually more flattering.

3. treat stripes as a neutral. There is really nothing that they don’t go with.

4. colours. if you’re going to mix two drastic prints together- pay attention to the colours. blue and pink are on the opposed side of the colour wheel, so they work together well. etc.

5. confidence. if you’re gonna try it…rock it!

 

xox

M.

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Shirt- Abercrombie

Jeans- American Eagle

Shoes- Tony Bianco