Makeup Monday: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation

As you may or may not know, I 1. do not wear tons of makeup & 2. buy makeup that is reasonable priced. Today's Makeup Monday post is all about a drugstore foundation. This Rimmel London foundation is perfect for more fair skin tones, and it keeps your skin looking natural. 

I picked up this foundation in the shade 010 Light Porcelain. It's a perfect match to my skin which is astonishing because I can never find a foundation that is light enough for me. It is also under $10 and can be found at your local drugstore, Walmart or Target. It glides onto your skin and doesn't feel heavy either. It keeps your skin looking like skin. It also doesn't melt off which is great for an event or a hot day. I could keep rambling on about how awesome this foundation is, but I won't. All I'll say is if you're looking for a new full coverage foundation that doesn't feel like full coverage on your skin, then this is for you! Give it a try and let me know if you like it or have another foundation preference in the comments below!

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Roasted Summer Salad

Good afternoon! Today's post is all about my Roasted Summer Salad. Right now there are so many vegetables that are in season and this means that they taste their most delicious and they're also more affordable. You can make this as a lunch for two, a dinner for one, or as a side dish without the lettuce. It is also vegan & gluten free. 

For this recipe you will need: (serves 1-2)

1 zucchini, sliced in rounds

A dozen cherry tomatoes (these were from my own balcony garden!)

2 medium-sized potatoes, half moon slices 

2 green onions, sliced 

A handful of fresh herbs (whatever you have on hand works; I used parsley, basil & rosemary)

2 tbsp of olive oil

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of garlic powder

Butter lettuce leaves (or any other greens you have on hand)

Seeds, nuts, anything crunchy & nutritious 

To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper all throw everything together except for the green onions, lettuce, and nuts. Toss everything together so the veggies are well coated. Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until everything is golden brown and delicious. 

To assemble your salad, place your butter lettuce leaves or greens as the base in your bowl. Put all the roasted goodness within the lettuce cup/base, and sprinkle the green onions and nuts as a garnish. For a dressing, balsamic vinegar works well. You can keep this plain as well as it is quite flavourful. Enjoy! 

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Makeup Monday: A Bronzer for All the Fair-Skinned Ladies

Good afternoon everyone! I am introducing a new series called Makeup Monday, where I'll be posting about my favourite makeup products, looks, or anything else beauty related. Today's post is for all those fair-skinned ladies out there (like myself) who want a bit of a glow in the summer time. I am super pale, and I'm proud to say it. I don't really tan, I just burn. And when I burn, I become a lobster. With that being said, I stay out of the sun as much as I can, but I still want my face to have some life in it.

This bronzer is perfect for my skin tone as it provides a glow without being 1. orange or 2. excessively dark or 3. super duper shimmery. These three things give the whole bronzer thing away which is why this bronzer is just plain perfect. The Body Shop does some really nice cosmetics that are ethically produced (always a good thing). And it won't break the bank. You can shop for it here. The bronzer of my choice is in the shade 01 Light Matte. If you're a fair-skinned lady like myself, give this bronzer a try. If you have any good bronzer choices, leave them down in the comments below! 

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Nivea Sensitive 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water

Is it possible to have a cleanser that is gentle but effective? Yes, the answer is yes. Nivea has created the most wonderful cleanser in a body that makes cleansing your skin easy and very affordable.

This is the first micellar water I've tried, partly because the rest of the lot are quite pricey. I picked up this amazingness for around $10.00, and it was such a great buy! This stuff will last you a long time as you only need a little to take a whole face of makeup off. It's moisturizing on the  skin, and even tones! It transformed my outlook on micellar waters in general, and I'm completely converted to this 3-in-1 method. If you're looking for a product to take off makeup and the day's grime, definitely give this a purchase. You will not be disappointed! 

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Revlon Wine Not Blush

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This blush deserves a post all by itself. It's a wonderful shade of rosy wine, and I'm sure it would go nicely with any skin tone. I'm extremely fair, and this blush breathes life into my cheeks. It's a drugstore product that could rival any high end blush. blush2 This blush is in the shade Wine Not (very witty). It is a powder blush that just feels creamy on the skin. It doesn't feel heavy or cakey, and goes nicely over even my base of the Clinique CC Cream. See my review on that here. It brightens up your whole face, and pairs well with berry, pink, or even coral toned lips. I think this blush colour can take you through every season. For fall and winter you want more of a berry or deeper shade on your cheeks and it does this. In the Spring, I'm finding that it couples nicely with all of my lighter makeup as well. It's a great piece for a minimal makeup look.

Next time you're looking for a versatile blush, try this one out! I use it with my e.l.f. contour brush, which is another steal at only $1.99. The quality of the brush is great, and since it's a contour brush, its great for blush or bronzer.

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