Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Foundation Collection/Favourites

My favourite topic! Foundations. Well, makeup in general really. Foundations and highlighters are by far my favourite product to purchase. There's something about that beautiful finish it leaves the skin looking, especially with glowing cheek bones.

Here are all my favourites or most used foundations of my collection. I have others as well but I don't use them as often, Bobbi Brown, Kat Von D etc

As you can see, some of the shades are a bit different. I spray tan often so most shades are quite tanned and the rest are fair.

My go to foundation has always been Giorgio Armani Luminous silk. It's a light to medium coverage that can be built up to full if desired. It has a beautiful finish thats light enough to be worn in the day. I'm not fan of full coverage foundations for day time however, I do love full coverage for night time.

Nars sheer glow is tied with Giorgio Armani. The title says sheer but I would say it's more of a full coverage with a dewy finish. It's less expensive than GA as well. I believe GI as around $75 CAD and Nars sheer glow is around $50 CAD.

Estee Lauder and Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundations are two new favourites. Both full coverage. If you're looking for a full coverage foundation, I would recommend either of these two. Estee Lauder is over $20 cheaper and they both have a similar finish.

Maybelline fit me matte poreless foundation. This is my favourite drug store foundation to date. It's a natural, medium coverage that works best for oily skin.

Guerlain bb cream. I used this all summer last year! If you like bb creams, this is a must try. The finish is beautiful and I'm obsessed with the smell.

Chanel vitalumiere. This is my lightest coverage foundation of the collection. I like to wear this in the summer or when I'm wearing just this and mascara.

Too faced born this way foundation. This was a favourite I couldn't put down for months! It's full coverage as well.

Dior skin star, Nars audacious & Laura Mercier foundations are all nice as well but I find I don't reach for them as much as the others mentioned above.

I mix Josie Maran argan illuminizer in with my foundations when I'm looking for a more glowy look. I also apply this under my powder highlight for a more intense look.

Becca backlight primer. This primer is hands down my favourite primer. It's meant to be worn under your foundation as a primer and gives off a radiant glow which looks beautiful with any foundation. I wear this under my foundation every time!

Maybelline Dream velvet foundation and Loreal true match lumi cushion foundation. These are both drug store foundations, I believe the Loreal lumi was on sale for $13 and Maybelline dream velvet was around $12. I haven't tried either of these yet so I cannot provide a review but I have heard great reviews on both so I will try both out and add that to my blog whether they are worth it (in my opinion of course) or not.

*UPDATE* Loreal Lumi Cushion is heaven!! It's very natural, great for an every day foundation. I'm in love! Maybelline dream velvet didn't wear as nicely throughout the day as the lumi did. I highly recommend Loreal true match lumi!


I hope you enjoyed this post! if there is anything else you would like me to blog about, please leave me a comment and let me know!

Nicole
xoxoxo


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Casual/Athletic Outfits

Casual wear is everyday life for me. I live in sweat pants, leggings, sports bras and runners. I work from home so unless I have a meeting or something that requires anything other than sweats, It's sweats all day long.

I've recently fallen in love with this comfy set from Fashion Nova, visit their website HERE I ordered an XS set and absolutely love it! It's casual but it looks great dressed up with some cute runners and a full face of makeup (if you're into makeup of course) but also looks great fresh faced as well to run errands in and still look cute!


I'm wearing the Fashion Nova set with black Yeezy's and a black leather hat also from Fashion Nova


Both beautiful ladies in the same fashion nova sets



I ordered both long sleeve sets in black and grey and the set above with the tank to and pants (wanderlust leggings and tops) and (kickback pants and tank)

Here a few other looks I've worn recently, a few pairs of my favourite runners and cute casual inspo!

Nike Roshe, New Balance, Nike Thea, Reebok, Nike Air Max, Nike Thea



Who doesn't love these runners?! I just got the pirate black pair, now I feel I must have the nude pair



Love New Balance <3






I hope you enjoyed this post! I'll be blogging tomorrow about my favourite foundations and what I love about them :)

Nicole
xoxo