Friday Favourites

{Another classic - striped dress and jean jacket}

{A classic – striped dress and jean jacket}

This week has been a crazy one. A lot of things have been going on, so I’m kind of glad to have the weekend to hopefully just relax and not think about the million things I have on my plate. On the bright side, my boyfriend surprised me and visited me this weekend to celebrate our anniversary and oh my goodness, I nearly fell to the floor. I can’t wait to spend some well deserved time with him this weekend and hope you all have a great weekend!
Let us know what your plans are this weekend, we’d love to hear from you!

{The contrast of dark shirt and light scarf looks so cool}

{The contrast of dark shirt and light scarf looks so cool}

{Avocado, spinach and goat cheese sandwich - yes please}

{Avocado, turkey and goat cheese sandwich – yes please}

{In love with these dainty gold necklaces}

{In love with these dainty gold necklaces}

{Such a classic look - jean cutoffs, a black tee and the perfect shade of lipstick}

{Such a classic look – jean cutoffs, a black tee and the perfect shade of lipstick}

Top two bb creams

Good morning, afternoon, or evening! Whatever the time of day it may be for you guys! Since yesterday’s post shared some top foundations of the summer, we thought we’d keep the theme going with the top BB creams.
About a year ago we did an entire blog post dedicated to figuring out the difference BB, CC and DD creams and basically arrived at the conclusion that they’d only be a primer for combination- oily skin people like me. Well that’s what I thought at the time at least until I discovered how effective the Rimmel London Stay Matte BB cream and L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier were for me and my skin.

Rimmel London Stay Matte
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I’ve been a fan of this entire line so far and was not disappointed with the matte BB. It was like a gift from above! Although it’s not completely matte and slightly on the orange undertone side, it works the best compared to more expensive options like Garnier and Aveeno. It perfectly evens out the skin tone and adds just the perfect level of coverage for a hot summer day so that the pores aren’t blocked and skin is able to breathe. I still need to powder using the Stay Matte powder however it’s not something I’m not used to at this point.

L’oreal Magic Skin Beautifier

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Now I have to be honest about this one. I hated it at first! I thought it was completely sheer and I didn’t see the point of wearing it, but now for some reason I love it! I find it’s great for the oily-combo skin type with perfect skin evening abilities! In addition to that, it doesn’t come out orange, just blends perfectly into the skin, and doesn’t clog pores! I’ve just been reaching for this every single day and been really happy with the results. Fair warning, the coverage is not as significant as the Rimmel BB cream and it’s more for tone evening but with some concealer it’s perfectly fine.

So there you have them! My favourite BB creams right now. I hope this was helpful to you guys if you’re on the market for some lightweight coverage this summer and I also hope you have a great day! :P

-Sabina

My Top 3 Foundations

Top 3 Foundations
I have a confession, I’m obsessed with these three foundations. What makes me even happier, two of them are drugstore finds, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Before I go into detail about my obsessions, I must put out a disclaimer; my skin type is combination (oily t-zone and normal skin everywhere else). And I have to admit, finding a foundation that hides the oil can be tough – but luckily I found 3, and I can’t wait to delve into it.
Tarte amazonian clayTarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation has become one of my favourites, and although it is along the expensive mark, at C$43 I never regret making that purchase. It feels so velvety smooth when you apply it, and once on, it feels as if it just melts into your skin. The coverage is medium, but can be built up. And the best part? This foundation literally looks better the longer it stays on your face, as a student this is a complete bonus because I really don’t have the time to continuously do touchups, with this foundation I know I’m good for at least 9 hours (but closer to 12).
L'Oreal Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Foundation is another awesome find. First of all, it’s from the drugstore, which means it’s so much more affordable. Secondly, it has SPF 17 and is light, so it’s an awesome option for these summer months. It’s full coverage but still doesn’t feel like you have a heavy layer of makeup. It’s a long lasting foundation,and I swear by it, especially for the price!
Covergirl 3 in 1 FoundationLastly, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (that’s a mouthful). Again, this is another drugstore foundation which I was so impressed with. This one has a primer, foundation and concealer all in one little bottle, and has SPF 20. I usually use this foundation when I go out, or am planning on having a long day/night. It has great staying power and the consistency isn’t too thick, which I appreciate. It holds off the shine too, which is super important, especially for those nights where pictures are definitely being taken.

*opinions are all my own
**this doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying new products (next on list: MAC prolong wear foundation, and Bareminerals matte foundation)

 

Friday Favourites

{Fun summer DIY here}

{Fun summer DIY here}

It’s Friday, can I get an AMEN?? Although it’s summer break, I feel like sometimes I end up being just as stressed as during the school year. I’m telling you guys, I’m dealing with vacation withdrawal, and let me tell you, it’s tough. I miss the days when I had absolutely nothing to do, now, I’ve returned to paperwork and lots of deadlines whilst getting ready for school in the fall. Although this weekend I’m working, I can’t wait to take some time to myself and relax, do some girly things!

What are your plans this weekend? Let us know!

{Although I'm not American, I love red, white and blue paired together}

{Although I’m not American, I love red, white and blue paired together}

{This necklace is beyond cool}

{This necklace is beyond cool}

{I love a simple white dress mixed with brown accessories}

{I love a simple white dress mixed with brown accessories}

{Ripped jeans are a staple in my closet}

{Ripped jeans are a staple in my closet}

In the Gray

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{H&M vest and tshirt, Gap skirt (similar), Steve Madden sandals (old) similar and on sale, Danier crossbody, Stila liquid lipstick in Fiore}

Lately with the humidity we’ve been experiencing, understated and comfortable pieces have been lifesavers. So when I found this skirt last week, I knew that the light material was exactly what I needed in order to beat this weather. I paired it with probably my oldest and most coveted sandals. They are almost falling apart, but I can’t bear to get rid of them – they’re so comfortable and always offer the perfect amount of colour to an outfit! It’s a tragic love story.

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