NOTE TO SELF:

Dreading summer time weather unfortunately and more than ready to take on the cold.

A few trends to be looking out for in the transition into Fall…

Makeup

  • Desert orange, terracotta, deep brown & burgundy. Chocolate Spritzer from The Lip Bar is definitely one I would turn to
  • Double winged eyeliner?
  • Natural brows – not heavily powdered in
  • Everything Guerlain!
  • hydration… hydration… water… moisturizer.. oils….. no dryness

Apparel

  • loose fitting trenchcoats
  • chelsea boots
  • as many beanies as your mind can handle
  • lots of graphic tees

Lifestyle

  • do whatever the hell you want
  • but please drink water
  • lots of it
  • keep your skin and hair strong
  • by drinking lots of water

I challenge anyone who reads this post to delete social media apps from their phones for one 24 hour day. 

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SKIN CARE

1. How many times do you wash your face daily? twice

2. What skin type do you have? combination

3. What is your current facial wash? st. ives green tea cleanser and/or DDF Foaming Cleanser

4. Do you exfoliate? once every ten days

5. What brand do you use? Origins

6. What moisturizer do you use? i am not too picky with moisturizer because i use sunscreen after applying my treatment – argan oil during the winter months and st. ives timeless skin collagen elastin facial moisturizer every other time

7. Do you have freckles? i have a few by my collar bone and around my neck, it’s a bit strange and they are quite faint

8. Do you use eye cream? yes, i use clarins eye gel during the warmer months and origins ginzing eye cream when it’s colder out

9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin? yes. i treat it using tea tree oil and drinking 3L of water a day

10. Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ? i haven’t.

MAKE-UP

11. What foundation do you use? i enjoy trying different brands but i always find myself coming back to Tarte amazonian clay fdn as well as the bobbi brown tinted moisturizer

12. How about concealer? i don’t really use concealer, maybe i should

13. Do you know your undertone color? golden yellow

14. What do you think of fake eyelashes? they’re nice for special occasions i would dread the process on a daily basis

15. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? yes

16. What brand of mascara do you use? i use a bunch of different ones – currently using bobbi brown

17. Sephora or MAC? a bit of both? i can’t choose they both have great products

18. Do you have a MAC Pro-Card? no and i’m glad i don’t otherwise my wallet would be very empty

19. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? tarte bamboo fdn brush, eyebrow brush

20. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? yes, primer potion or too-faced shadow insurance .. they are both good

21. For the face? i use a tea tree oil pore minimizer product from The Body Shop

22. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color/shade)? revlon has these iconic cream shadow palettes consisting of four shades and i’m obsessed with the creme shadows in the palette named Not Just Nudes .. i also like to cover my lid in a dark grey or black shade

23. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? both, liquid more recently

24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? rarely

25. Do you use mineral makeup? no, i am indifferent towards it

26. What is your favorite lipstick? MAC Proenza Schouler lipstick shade in Woodrose

27. How about lip gloss? i used to, then i stopped, and now i found a new shade by Laura Mercier which is just pure shimmer and for some reason it is so appealing to me i am looking forward to wearing it over Woodrose during the summer months

28. What is your favorite blush to use? i like cream blushes but Liberte by Nars is probably my favourite shade ever

29. Do you buy makeup on eBay? no, i haven’t

30. Do you like drugstore makeup? yes, i like drugstore makeup

31. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? we were given training for makeup application at my last job and it was enough for me to learn the basics and build upon them at my own pace

32. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? i don’t think so

33. Name a makeup crime that you hate? improper blending for eyeshadows or blush/contour

34. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones? yeah, totally depends on my mood though

35. Which celebrity always has great makeup? the olsen twins, oprah

36. If you could leave the house using ONE makeup item, what would you use? lipliner

37. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? yeah definitely

38. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? i don’t like this question

39. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? tarte

40. What do you think of makeup? it’s a scary industry but i think makeup is timeless