New York Bridal Fashion Week Marchesa Fall 2016 Collection- Moroccanoil

Sometimes simple is the way to go!
The classic question every bride gets is "Are you going to wear your hair up or down?".
For me, down was a given but there are so many cute up-dos that are not so structured.

 Marchesa Fall 2016 Collection had some really cute hair opitions that need to be on your radar!
All done with Moroccanoil products.

Hair Style Inspiration:
If you seen Marchesa’s gowns- you will know that they have an ethereal feel.
Very delicate and exquisite.
Romantic braided style with floral accents
The look was done by Steven Turpin for Moroccanoil

Beauty News: Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil

I'm sorry to break this to you but Fall is coming. The temperature is dropping and your skin is changing. A good hydration regime is key right now. I've added Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil ($9.99 CAN) to my favourites. This silky oil is honestly amazing.

It's not heavy, leaves no residue and has a light scent.
What's the secret? 
Natura8 Complex™ including:
  • Safflower Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sesame Oil.
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
I forgot to add that it also improves the appearance of fine  lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, redness, discolouration and scars.

Lush Fresh Made Cosmetics: Cup O' Coffee & Rosy Cheeks

Sometimes, I miss going back to school. New outfits, seeing my friends and hearing stories about the summer. I just love routines! But I understand that not everyone can say that.

Bad skin days can totally make you want to delay going back.
With exactly 5 days to go until the big day, get a head start with the new lush masks.

Annabelle Cosmetics Instaglam Kajal Eyeliner + Kajal

As a beauty blogger, I'm always testing something. My purse is full of products. It's extremely hard to down size. I often find myself forgetting something important at home. Annabelle Instaglam Eyeliner + Kajal $12.50 CAN prevents me from having breakdowns. 
Everything to line my eyes in one product.


They both apply smoothly along your lash line. One thing I love about the kajal is that it's really black. Like midnight black. Overall the convenience of having both products together is a lifesaver!

Key notables:
  • The kajal is waterproof
  • Perfect for sensitive eyes
  • Scent-free
  • The liquid liner lasts up to 12+ hours

This product would be perfect for traveling or to add to your makeup bag for back to school.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

As a WOC, I get asked about foundation A LOT. I mostly just refer people to my Easy Women of Colour Foundation Guide but since 2014- I haven't found a new one to add to my list until now.

Introducing MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($50.00 CAN) & Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation ($50.00 CAN) .

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation is literally the MOST natural foundation that you will ever use in your life. Honestly I have never tried anything like this in my life. It's like I'm wearing an instagram filter.

My colour:  COLOR 178 = Y535 - Chestnut

With 40 shades to choose from, Whether your an MUA or your local selfie queen you will love this medium finish formula. You know when you watch the news in HD and you see enough makeup on the host that you swear you can peel off? You would get NONE of that with this foundation. It's honestly invisible under the newest 4k lens. Let me also add that it's formulated with hyaluronic spheres for time-released hydration.

You can apply it with a brush or a sponge.
I prefer to use a damp sponge for application.
No filter here!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is for my girls who need a bit more coverage. It's the same concept of the liquid just with more of a medium-full coverage.

My colour:  COLOR 178 = Y535 - Chestnut

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is perfect for extra coverage, contouring or touch ups.

This is the most natural-looking stick foundation that I've ever seen in my life.
15 shades to chose from. I love the fact that it's in a stick foundation that doesn't dry me out stick to my skin.

Check out my  MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer post

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer - Swatches + Pictures

A primer is the key to making your foundation last. It's such a small step. Finding a primer that works for you is very hard. I've tried some that have broken me out like pimples everywhere. To others that turned me into an oil slick. It's truly trial & error.

Sometimes you really have to invest, if you want your make up to be pristine. 
Right now the MAKE UP FOR EVER step 1 Skin Equalizer ($43.00 CAN) is literally everything. 

Make Up For Ever did an amazing job making these primers for all skin concerns.
10 formulas target your texture & tone concern.

Here is what I received:
Mattifying Primer reduces shine- oily skin.

Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance- deep/dark skin. 

As stated before prep is key. These primers are all light, creamy and effective! 
Your foundation will apply smoothly and last a REALLY long time.

I use the Mattifying Primer in my t-zone and my nose.
Then I follow up with Radiant Primer Caramel on my dark areas.
It's amazing under the eyes.

If you see these in stores- Get them ASAP!

Plastic Surgery Stigma Wanes as Candid Celebrities Tell All

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More celebrities are coming forward about the different cosmetic procedures they have undergone. What good news for everyday folk! Famous people aren't just effortlessly good looking! It turns out that they, like the rest of us, invest a significant amount of effort and money in their appearances. There will always be rumors of plastic surgery, of course, but the era of "who got what done" seems to be coming to a close — or at least waning — as more people share their stories in effort to have an open and frank discussion about confidence and body image.

Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels recently opened up about her nose job and how important it was to her self-confidence growing up. "I had my nose done when I was 16 years old, and I'll be honest, it did change my life," she told PEOPLE magazine. "Not to say you should let your physicality define you, but there are some things that can make people feel really insecure. So, if there is something you want to fix that allows you to feel a little bit more confident, I support it. I think it's about [doing it for] the right reasons."

Michaels had originally came forward about her surgery to US Weekly in August 2010 and was generally praised for her openness. She explained at the time that she had been bullied and was a very anxious child, and that the surgery to reduce her large nose made a huge difference. According to Dr. Richard Rival, a rhinoplasty specialist in Toronto, having an overly large nose is one of the most common motivations for rhinoplasty. "A large nose generally draws attention away from where the focus should be — on the eyes," his website says. "The job of a rhinoplasty surgeon is not only to make an attractive looking nose, but to balance it with the rest of the facial features." Michaels explained that is what the procedure did for her, helping her feel like the feature she disliked so much no longer stood out.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea also recently shared details about the breast augmentation procedure she had done at the end of 2014. She explained her reasons to Vogue back in March. Due to her smaller bust size
, she needed padding sewn into all of her stage costumes so that they fit properly. While she admitted she did consider keeping the surgery to herself, she explained that she "wasn't into secret-keeping."

Numerous celebrities have also been open about their non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, such as injectables. Kelly Ripa comfortably announced that "BOTOX® changed my life." Even Kylie Jenner opened up about her lip fillers after initially avoiding the rumors. "It's just an insecurity of mine and it's what I wanted to do," she said. "I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn't lie."

Underlying all these examples is a running thread of confidence, body image issues, and struggles with insecurity, particularly in the harsh spotlight of stardom. Most non-famous plastic surgery patients say that the same issues are what spurred them to want to change something about their own bodies. It's nice to see the stigma fading around such themes as cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever.