Makeup Monday: Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser

Today's Makeup Monday post is all about skincare. I think that makeup and skincare go hand in hand, and that skincare is so very important. About four months ago I started using the Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser, and I have to say that I love it! 

This cleanser is so soothing on the skin and very gentle. But in the same breath, it gets the job done. My skin is balanced and hasn't looked better (except for that last chocolate binge during you-know-what that destroyed it haha). I would recommend this cleanser to just about anyone, especially those who have sensitive skin who still combat spots here and there. I like that it's foaming since it works well with my Clarisonic. 

Overall I give this cleanser two thumbs up and a recommendation to anyone who needs a new cleanser in their life! Follow me on instagram and twitter

Makeup Monday: Clinique Chubby Stick

Good afternoon! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Today's Makeup Monday post is about the wonderful Clinique Chubby Stick. 

I have been a user of the Clinique Chubby Stick for years now. It's easy to throw into any bag, purse, or pocket. It can take you through day to night depending on your makeup look. It keeps your lips moisturized, and has a pigmented colour to it (which is important when looking for a moisturizing lipstick of sorts). Sometimes products are too sheer or not moisturizing enough, but this one is just perfect. It's not the cheapest product, but it does retail for under $20. It'll last you quite a while. I use mine almost every day and I've had it for at least 6 months so far. The shade I always reach for is Super Strawberry; it's a great pinky berry colour which is suitable for every skin tone. 

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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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Spring/Everyday Makeup Look

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I absolutely adore makeup and all things beauty, yet I rarely where the stuff. When I do wear makeup, I like to keep it simple, light, and very fresh looking. Today's post is on my spring/everyday makeup look.

I used the Clinique CC Cream in Very Light as my base. I did a review on it a couple of weeks ago and you can see it here. And I put it on with the Sonia Kashuk Buffing Brush No. 130. It's a great brush that was around the $10 mark; definitely a steal! I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes I had. I really like the Eco Tools Foundation Brush to put on concealer. It's weird I know, but I like how big it is for under my eyes. For blush I used the Sephora Blush in Romantic Rose No. 10 and put it on with the e.l.f. Contour Brush (a $3 brush!!!). Usually for a regular day I won't wear mascara, but if I'm really trying to look good, I'll put on the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara. This mascara leaves your lashes so long and soft; they end up looking really natural which is always a good thing. And finally I used the Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry on my lips for a great colour and moisturizer.

This look is really simple and won't melt off in the warm heat. It makes you look natural but still bright and fresh. Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you'd like to see me in action, click here. 

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The Body Shop's Camomile Cleansing Butter & Mother's Day Prep

Mother's day is right around the corner (just in case you forgot, its this Sunday May 10th), and if you need some ideas for gifts or what to do with your mom, look no further! Here's my post from last year that will definitely help you out. cleansingbuttercleansingbalm2 For today's beauty post, I'm raving about the Body Shop's Camomile Cleansing Butter. This stuff is like gold! You take a little bit in your hand, rub it together, and massage it into your face. It turns into an oil/foaming mixture and takes off even the most stubborn eye makeup. It moisturizes your skin, and you can just rinse it off. If its a late night for me, I'll just cleanse with this and not do anything else. My  skin in the morning looks great and isn't dry at all even though I haven't used moisturizer (and I have dry skin). It's regularly $16, but I got it for half off, which is such a steal! It lasts forever, and can rival any high end brand! Definitely worth a purchase if you're looking for an all-in-one makeup remover!

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Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow

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There's a lot more beauty posts up on the blog these days. And this is because I've found some beauty staples that are amazing and affordable. Today's review is on the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze.  badtothebronze4 This shade is perfect for daytime. It is perfect for nighttime. It is perfect for layering or wearing by itself. It is all around amazing. It's so versatile, and is really easy to apply. I just apply it with my fingers on my eyelid. You can make it smudgy if you want to achieve a smoky eye look or use it as a little oomph for everyday. It also comes in way under $10 and I'm sure it will last forever. This shade is a great neutral for anyone, and since it has a little bit of shimmer it really does well at opening up the eye. Definitely worth the buy!

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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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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

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I do not like foundation. At all. I often find it to be heavy, and not really appeasing on my face; I'll only wear it for those days when I really need to look good. That's why when I want some coverage, I want something light, fresh, and it doesn't hurt if it has an SPF (I'm all about the SPF). The Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream fits the bill like no other.cliniquecc I wear the shade "Very Light" because I'm very fair, and would like to think I have porcelain skin. In the summer I usually wear the shade "Light" since I'll have a bit of a "tan" (not really). Its an all season, all purpose kind of base makeup.

I love this CC Cream because it's light, gives your skin a dewy finish without being greasy, and overall does cover what you need covering. It also does a great job of keeping your skin moisturized. Not to mention it boasts a SPF 30. The CC Cream creates a perfect light base for the rest of your makeup. Also, it goes on so nicely with just your fingers. No brushes required. It is so quick and easy to use, and you don't need to spend time on blending and making sure you look "natural".

Now it is on the more pricier side of the spectrum retailing at $39.99, but it does last ages. I had one for about a year and a half, and I would use it quite often. Clinique is a great brand that caters to most skin types as it also works for sensitive skin like my own. Next time you're looking for a lighter foundation alterantive, especially with Spring here, try this one out. Let me know what you think in the comments below of this CC Cream or any CC Cream you've tried.

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The Beauty of Sample Products

I don't know about you, but I love beauty products. From a young age, I've been fascinated with doing my hair and makeup (although I don't like wearing too much). The problem with loving beauty products is that my budget can't really afford to keep up with it. But I have a way of trying the products I want, without the huge price tag! The first thing you can do is go into your beauty store of choice (mine is Sephora), and pick up a couple of samples. Samples are a girl's (and guy's) best friend. They're free, give you a chance to try out that lux product, and you don't have to commit to a large price tag.

The second thing you can do, which really you should do before the sampling, is become a member of the store, if given the opportunity. Sephora has the beauty insider program where you gain points, can redeem them for products, and get exclusivity to new and exciting things. Its a win win in all regards. Again, utilize those perks and you'll get products on discount or for free! What could be better.

The last thing you can do, and this involves actually spending money, is buying a value set. Once you've sampled the product, and want to commit, wait for a value set to come out. You can to try new products that are most likely amazing, and you get the product you want for a fraction of the cost! I have an Origins value set coming in the mail, and I can't wait to use everything that comes into it. The whole set, which includes six of their bestselling products, is a fourth of the price! What a great deal. I'll be doing a post afterwards on the set.

Getting beauty products that you want is within your means as long as you're willing to wait for good deals or simply use those samples until you've saved the money.

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