My Easy Women of Colour Foundation Guide

I get asked "What foundation/concealers work for dark/deep skin?" daily.
So I decided to make a compilation of my past posts to help out anyone who is on the hunt.
Please click the image to be sent to the full post!
Hope this helps!

LA Girl High Definition Pro Concealer

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Deep
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation- Chestnut

Avon MagiX Cashmere Advanced Liquid Dark/Deep Foundation



Make Up For Ever PRO Finish Foundation

L'oreal Paris Magic Beautifier BB cream

L'oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation


Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation

COVERGIRL Ready Set Gorgeous Liquid Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer



DIY nails with MICRO Nail

Right now I'm really into beauty treatments. 
I do think it's important to go to professionals for major treatments but 
for the times in-between why not DIY? 

I was excited when I got an email to try the MICRO Nail ($59.99).
MICRO Nail electric polisher buffs and shines in seconds, instantly revealing brilliantly natural, shiny nails. Rotating at 360 degrees and up to 1,800 times per minute, the MICRO Nail has two patented rollers.
It comes with a few rollers. There is the ‘MICRO Smooth’ roller. It's designed to buff away imperfections and stains. This is a common issue with people like me who get gel polishes.

The other roller ‘MICRO Shine’ is the miracle worker! It gives you the natural shine. You can wear your nails without polish or add your fave colour on top!

I used my mom as my nail model. 
The device was gentle on the nails and the process was really quick.

MICRO Nail is battery operated and can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart or Micronails.ca.



My favourite 5 minute face products

I was asked how did I perfect my 5 minute face....I think it started in college.
I had to take 2 buses and 2 different subway trains to get to my classes.
My go-to was always cream shadow and a full volume mascara.

Here is an example of some of items that I'd use daily.

In college, I was on a strict budget but I always made sure my brows were decent. These TRIM eyebrow shapers ($3.88 CAN) are perfect to get the stray hairs away and clean up your brows. 

I've raved about the importance of using SPF daily- no matter what your skin tone is. L'oreal Paris Sily Sheer Face Lotion ($12.96 CAN) is amazing. It's non-greasy and lightweight for daily use.
Swisspers Cosmetic Applicators ($2.00 CAN) are a double duty products. I use them to apply my makeup and clean up mistakes. Hard Candy "All lid up" cream shadows ($4.98 CAN) literally last hours. I usually don't have to worry about creasing throughout the day. 
Use them with your fingers or an applicator.
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro Glam ($5.98 CAN) is a perfect mascara to use because I hardly get ANY clumps. The hourglass shape also helps to fan out your lashes.

Wet n' Wild Mega Last Lip colour ($2.37 CAN each) compares to any high-end lipsticks I own. 
Long lasting & they come in a vast amount of colours.
Eyes:

What's your 5 minute face?

Fun in the Sun + My Vacay Bag

I wish I could describe how I am right now...Stressed is an understatement
Instead of dwelling on my woes, my fiancĂ© and I are going to take a nice island vacation. 
Just to clear our minds so when we get back we can work on the several tasks at hand. 
Nothing clears your mind like a beach, free drinks and sun.

It's so important to have a purse/wallet with you at all times on vacay. Especially something that can carry your suitcase keys, tip money, lipglosses.. need I go on.

This year I found the perfect sized cross body bag on Rosegal ($10.46 US).

I won't lie...
White is usually not the first colour I'd grab for but I wanted to get something outside of the box.
 The front of the bag is a hasp closure. Which is something that I usually avoid because if I drop my bag I don't want all the contents to fall out. But lucky for me this has an interior pocket. So if I drop my bag nothing falls out. Perfect! There is also a zipper pocket at the back. Plus another pocket inside. And of course the best thing about the bag (which made me interested in the first place)  is the fact that you can wear the straps around across your body or you can take them off and hold it like a clutch.  For me wearing it across my body would be best this will prevent me putting it down maybe to wash my hands and forgetting it to pick it up. Unlimited drinks might do that to you..

If you're interested in this bag use this 8% Coupon Code: May49rose


Holiday- Mary Kay: Limited-Edition Winter Wishes Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Set

One memorable thing about the holiday season is the familiar scents!  
One of my favourite things from Mary Kay's Winter Wishes collection was the Shimmeriffic Shower Gel and Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Set ($27.00 CAN).

This limited-edition collection captures the magic of the season with its fruity, floral scent.

I love the fact that it comes in a cute festive tin. 
Once I have finished the products, I can use the tin for my little nicknacks.




What is it:
  Shimmeriffic Shower Gel 
Shimmeriffic Body Lotion Set
Holiday tin

Why would I want it:
Because it smells really good!
Body lotion leaves a subtle shimmer
The tin!


Where can I get it?
marykay.ca



Holiday: OPI-Sheer to the Top

It's November!
This month and next will be full of holiday beauty.
There is so much to share!

Sheer to the Top! ($27.00 CAN) is a great Christmas gift for the nail lover in your life!  
The set contains Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, and So Elegant.
This Winter it's ALL about layering. 
You have the perfect products to do so.


My favourite is So Elegant . It's a glitter nail lacquer studded with black and chrome particles.
Mattify it with Matte Top Coat or create a design by adding Top Coat on top. So many options!

“Top Coat provides a high-gloss, protective shine, while Matte Top Coat gives lacquer a velvety finish. So Elegant is a new, limited edition glitter with chunky black and silver sparkles that can be worn alone or over any OPI hue. As the name suggests, this shade lends a chic, glamorous element to nails,"Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.
Are you ready for Fall nails?