Author: youmeandwhatever

2016 Insta- Style Round Up

1. Top / Winners Leggings / New Look Hat / ASOS Boots / Forever21 2. Dress / Forever21 Shoes / ASOS Choker / Forever21 3. Bodysuit / BooHoo Denim / J Brand Shoes / ASOS Sweater / Forever21 Denim / American Eagle Boots / House of Harlow Hat / H&M Choker / Ali Express Sweater / Zara Bag / LuLu*s Denim / J Brand Boots / Forever21 S.

What I Got for Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. Once again I was thoroughly spoiled by my friends and family for Christmas this year and who doesn’t love a good “what I got for Christmas” post, am I right? Let’s start with the non-beauty things I received. My brother got me this beautiful ring from Pandora that actually fits (which I struggle to find with my sausage fingers). I also received a few candles from Chapters and Bath & Body Works which I am always happy to receive. I also got a super cozy hat with a super cute fur bobble and a cute plaid scarf.  Now onto the beauty stuff! Which let’s be honest, was the majority of the haul. My brother’s girlfriend got me the Sephora Collection Face Mask Set which is perfect because I had been really wanting to try some sheet masks and I’ve heard good things about these ones. I also received the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe holiday set, which comes with 18 eye shadows, two blushes, a bronzer, a mini Better …

Last Minute Holiday Makeup

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Face: Makeup Forever Mattifying Primer; Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer ; Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation in “3.5”; Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in “Peach”; Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in “Fair”; RCMA No Colour Powder; Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer; Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette using  “Sombre” to contour; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit using “Mood Exposure” for blush; Anastasia Glow Kit in “That Glow”  using “Dripping in Gold” Brows: Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in “Taupe”; Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara in “Chocolate” Eyes: Urban Decay Original Primer Potion; Tartelette in Bloom Palette using the shade “smarty pants” as a transition shade; Makeup Geek Single Eyeshadows using ” Typhoon” on the inner lid, Anastasia Single Eyeshadows in “Metal” in the centre lid’ and the  Make Up Forever Artist Palette Vol. 2  shade ME-302 on the outer lid; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper”; Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in “Very Black”; KISS lashes in “Flirty” Lips: Annabelle Lip Liner Stay Sharp Lip Liner in “Java”;  Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Crush” K.  

ABH Mini Summer Lip Gloss Set: Review

Sadly, the Summer season is over but that doesn’t mean I can’t still wear a nice glossy lip. Shelby got me this Anastasia Mini Summer Lip Gloss set for my birthday this month and I have been using them a bunch! I always tend to go for a gloss on a day to day basis for work as I don’t like wearing a liquid lip for that long because my lips end up too dry and I find glosses fade nicely so I don’t have to worry about reapplying. From left to right: St. Tropez, Blushing, Grape Jelly, Toffee, Caramel, Tango My number one favourite thing about the Anastasia Lip Glosses is that fact that they are not at all sticky or goopy feeling on my lips. They glide on so smooth and are super pigmented, the swatches above are only one swipe! The mini size is perfect to throw in a handbag and take on the go. The colours are described on the site as follows: St. Tropez – Iridescent rose gold Tango – Crushed …

ABH Glow Kit – That Glow: Review

I love a good highlight and I know there are so many beauty lovers out there who are right along with me, so when I saw the swatches of the Anastasia Beverly Hill Glow Kits when they first came out they went immediately on to my wish list. It was hard to choose which one of the kits I wanted to purchase (truthfully I want them both) but I decided to go with “That Glow” since it has the most golden and champagne toned colours which I feel work best for my skin tone. Let’s start with the packaging. It is sleek and thin but holy moly do you get a lot of product for the price! You get 4 pans of product that are about 7.37 grams each for $52 CAD. To put that in to perspective, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors (which don’t get me wrong, are still amazing) are 8 grams each and cost $46 CAD. So I would say that is quite a deal. The products inside are just as great. They …

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer Review

If you’ve been following the blog for a while now you’ll know my ride or die concealer is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, but I was hearing such great things about this concealer I thought why not give it a try. The Too Faced Born This Way Radiant Concealer is for those who don’t need a lot of under eye correcting like myself. The coverage is definitely more on the sheer to light side while still giving enough of a brightening affect. Formula wise I would say it is extremely light weight and blends great into foundation. A lot of reviews said they had problems with creasing, but once set with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder or Secret Brightening Powder I had zero creasing. The only down side I had with this concealer is the packaging. I find the stopper doesn’t keep the concealer inside the barrel as well as it doesn’t close tight enough. So, unfortunately this concealer – for me – was not travel friendly. All in all, with formula …

Bringing Back The Chocolate Bar Palette

Hourglass Primer Serum L’Oreal Pro Matte Infallible Foundation + Urban Decay Complete Coverage Concealer Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder + Translucent Powder NYX Highlight & Contour Palette in “Tan” & “Sculpt” Bobbi Brown Blush in ” Tawny” + The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer as highlight Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in “Salted Caramel” “Semi Sweet” & “Marzipan” Lorac Cosmetics Skinny Plum Palette Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper” Cover Girl Super Sizer Mascara + Ardell Lashes in “Demi Wispies” Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in “063 East End Snob” MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in “Honey Love” & “Fabby”

25th Birthday Haul

So last weekend I turned 25. That’s right, I am officially a quarter of a century old! I remember when I was younger I thought life would be so different at 25 but now that I’m there I still feel too young to do most things on my own and I’m constantly thinking “I need an adult!” However this post isn’t about my reservations about turning 25, but about what my family and friends (and a little present to myself) spoiled me with on my birthday. Let’s start with what my dear Shelby got me. This girl knows me too well and sent me into an excited tizzy when I opened them. First she got me an adorable bag charm from Skinny Dip London which is bright, fun and right up my alley. She then got me the Anastasia Beverly Mini Summer Lip Gloss Set which contains 6 mini tubes of lip gloss that smell like vanilla (YUM!). The colours are just perfect for summer but also will be great for fall and winter with those berry tones! …

25th Birthday GRWM

Face: Makeup Forever Mattifying Primer; Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer; Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation in “3.5”; Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer in “Butter Cream”; Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder; Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer; Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette using  “Sombre” to contour;  Sephora Blush in “Lovesick”; Anastasia Glow Kit in “That Glow” using “Dripping in Gold” Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in “Blonde”; NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel Eyes: Makeup Geek Single Eyeshadows using “Frappe” as a transition shade, “Cherry Cola” in the crease  and “Whimsical” in the inner corner; Anastasia Single Eyeshadows using “Intense Gaze” on the inner lid and “Sangria” on the outter lid;  Nyx Matte Liquid Liner; Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in “Very Black”; Sephora Brand Lashes Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in “St. Tropez” Outfit: Top & Jeans: Forever 21 ; Bra: AdoreMe K.