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    2017 #musthave products!

    As we bid farewell to 2017 I wanted to leave you guys with some of my favourite #musthave products that :

    #1 I used up completely and repurchased in 2017;

    #2  I loved so much I tried not to use them up too quickly (failed miserably)  and;

    #3 they will most likely continue to be my #musthaves in 2018!

    If you click on the product names below you will be redirected to the blog post that I dedicated to these products so you can gain an appreciation as to why  I selected them as my 2017 #musthave products! 

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    Spring Makeup Products I’m Loving + Makeup Look!

    At any minute now Spring will pop up in Ottawa…any…minute…now… 🙁
    The cold weather and snow still on the ground hasn’t stopped me from diving into my Spring makeup.  There are few new things I’ve added and some are old favourites that I carry with me from season to season.

    Spring Makeup Round Up!

    Spring Makeup Round Up!

    1. Charlotte Tilbury Rebel Eye Palette, $66 
    2. Soleil Tan De CHANEL Makeup, $54
    3. CHANEL Rouge All Gloss Colour and Shine Lipgloss, $43
    4. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood, $26
    5. Pixi Beauty, Glow Tonic, $23
    6. DIOR, Lip Sugar Scrub , $40
    7. Vichy, Teint Ideal Cream Foundation, $38
    8. Charlotte Tilbury, Kim K. West Matte Lipstick, $39
    9. Pixi Beauty, Rose Gold Blush Duo,$20

     

    The new products I’ve added for this Spring are the :

    Charlotte Tilbury Rebel palette and Kim K West Matte lipstick

    Vichy Tient  cream foundation

    Pixi Glow Tonic 

    Anastaisia Pure Hollywood liquid lipstick

    Pixi Rose Gold Blush Duo and DIOR lip scrub/tint.

    I continue to use the CHANEL bronzer because IT IS THE BEST cream bronzer I have every used and I can’t live without it! It’s perfect for layering on top of fountain to add colour to your complexion.

    The CHANEL lip gloss is a clear gloss and is always in my bag for those essential moments were my lips need a touch up!

    For this look I used the green and gold toned Charlotte Tilbury Rebel Palette. I love a good easy smokey eye for daytime and this palette is perfect for the new season. I’m also wearing The Vichy Tient cream foundation in shade #45. The foundation is perfect as well as it’s not too heavy but has enough coverage to wear during the day.  If you have dry skin, as I do, you will love the hydration this cream foundation will give your skin. It dries to a satin finish and lasts all day ( I have a full review on the Tient Ideal Makeup Range coming up!).  I filled in my brows with the amazing Milani Easy Brow in dark brown and added the Pixi Rose Gold blush to the apples of my cheeks to give just enough colour for the day. I also applied Anastaisa Pure Hollywood liquid lipstick to finish off this look. The colour is just perfect for Spring( all the time actually!). It’s a gorgeous light peach with a bit of pink. 

    Spring Makeup Look

    Spring Makeup Look

     

    Spring Makeup Look

     

    Anastasia Pure Hollywood is ” heaven”!

    I love this soft smokey look for a brunch outing or just for running errands really!

    What products will you you will wearing this Spring ?

    XO, MAHA

    * A few of these products were sent to me as PR sample, but as always the opinion expressed on this post are always my own 

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    3 Valentines Day Makeup looks YOU Can Rock!

    I love Valentines day ! It’s a beautiful celebration of love and friendship. It’s also a good excuse for a date night and the hubby and I take full advantage of it! What I love more than date night is actually getting ready to go out! I had a lot of  fun creating these 3 valentines day makeup looks that anyone can recreate and wear for any occasion! I hope you find inspiration in them!

    Makeup Look # 1 Natural

    Valentines Day Makeup Look Natural

    Valentines Day Makeup Look Natural

    This look is super easy and quick to create.   This is a perfect look for a v-day brunch date or a get together with your girlfriends to celebrate Love! I wanted glowing skin and romantic eyes so I reached for the Pixi By Petra Rosy Radiance palette.

    Products Used:

    Skin

    CHANEL CC Cream

    Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Blush

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek All Over Glow

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Enhancing Contour

    Eyes

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Day Lid Shade and Eye Contour Shade ( one sweep of the shades on your lid is all you need)

    Lips

    MAC Hip’N Happy Lip Liner and Vaseline ( yep that’s all I used!)

    Brows

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Brow Hues in medium brown

     

    Valentines Day Natural Day makeup

    Valentines Day Natural Day makeup

     

     

    Makeup Look # 2 Romantic Glam

    This is my go-to date night romglam look ( romantic and glam lol) .  It’s for anyone who still wants a romantic look but needs to take it up a notch for a memorable occasion. This makeup look was super easy to create because I already had the natural makeup done so all I had to do was emphasize my eyes and lips to achieve this romglam look.

    Valentines Day glam look

    Valentines Day glam look

    I emphasized the eyes in this look with a winged out liner and I smoked out the eyeshadow a bit more. I still used the same shadows from the Pixi Rosy Radiance palette, I just used a bit more on the outer edges of the eyes. The shade I used is a plum/brown shade ( unfortunately the shades don’t have individual names on the palette).

     

    Valentines Day Glam Eye Look

    Valentines Day Glam Eye Look

     

    That glow tho!!! I didn’t add any additional Pixi all-over glow to the high point of my face, I didn’t need to as the all- over glow and enhancing contour stayed put the whole day!

     

     

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    Valentines Day Glam Look

     

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    A close up of the winged out liner and lips. No look is complete without  a beautiful pout! This is the Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells modern matte lipstick. It’s gorgeous and has become my go-to date night lippie!

    Products Used:

    Ski

    CHANEL CC Cream

    Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Blush

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek All Over Glow

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Enhancing Contour

    Eyes

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Day Lid Shade and Eye Contour Shade (Smoke out the shades at the outer corner of the eye)

    Makeup Forever Ink Liner in Black

    MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Liner

    Lips

    Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells Modern Matte Lipstick

    Brows

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Brow Hues in medium brown

    Makeup Look # 3 Cut Crease Glam

    This is a look that some may find a bit more challenging to recreate but can be done. I freehanded the cut crease but you can use scotch tape to outline the cut crease. I hope to have a full tutorial on how to achieve this look in an upcoming post but wanted to feature it in this  post because it’s such a glamorous and sexy look for evenings out.

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    I love how the pop of gold pigments just make the eye pop! Since there was so much drama on the eyes, I decided to leave the lips neutral. To complete this look I would suggest wearing lashes but unfortunately I can’ t wear lashes as often as I used  too 🙁

     

    I neutral lip , for me, totally suits an exaggerated eye. I know some will disagree but that’s the amazing thing about makeup , you can choose and wear whatever colour you prefer. There isn’t a wrong or a right, at least to me there isn’t!

    Products Used

    Skin

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup in Ivory Beige

    Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer in Y31

    Pixi by Petra Cheek Blush ( love love this blush)

    Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion in shade 02

    Soleil Tan De CHANEL Bronzer

    Eyes

    MAC Some Silke transition shade

    MAC Saddle in the crease

    MAC Embark in the crease over Saddle

    Pixi by Petra loose Pigments in Gold on the lid

    essence Gel liner in black

    Lips

    Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte in Kim K.W ( in love with this shade)

    Brows

    Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Dark Brown

     

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and if you would like a step by step on how to achieve any of these looks, please leave me a comment below!!

    P.S ALL THE PHOTOS ARE NON EDITED AND DO NOT HAV ANY FILTERS ON THEM 🙂

     

    XO, MAHA 

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    Currently Coveting : Beauty Wish List

    I put myself on a self inflicted ” no makeup buy” for 2 weeks. It’s been a struggle and I had to rely heavily on will power but I survived! Now that the ban has been lifted I’m back online creating my wish list. What can I say? I’m a true beauty junkie! So many of these  products have been on my radar for awhile and I can’t wait to try them out. With Summer coming I know I’ll be putting these products to good use! As well, be on the lookout for new product reviews on the blog !

    // Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry brightening masque //
    // Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Wand //
    // BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstik //
    // CHANEL brightening base //
    // Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer //
    //Minerlize SkinFinish Future M.A.C (highlighter )//
    // Soleil Tan De CHANEL //
    //  Fist Timer essie nailpolish //
    // Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Blush Parfume //
    // L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil //
    // Bio Ionic 10X Pro Ultralight Speed Dryer //
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    Splurge vs Save

    Hi Beauties

    I hope you’re all doing great! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little bit on the blog. I have been so busy with the kids, school activities and soccer! School is coming to an end in 2 days……YAY!!!! I think I’m more excited than the kids. Who else needs a break from making lunches in the morning and getting homework done in a reasonable time ? All that to say …. I hope I’ll be contributing more to my blog.

    I was really bad this weekend and went on a makeup shopping spree ( I’ll do a post about what I bought later this week ) ! I left Sephora feeling well … a bit ashamed of my self ( not really! ) but I knew that spending this much money on makeup was just ridiculous but I still did. That got me thinking;  I have so many dupes in my makeup kit that I use on clients and on myself, why not share them with you all!  I mean everyone likes to save money right ? So here is my first Splurge vs Save  list on my blog. This isn’t my complete list but these are some “Save “items that I’ve tried and I feel are very comparable to their “Splurge” item . Don’t  get me wrong  I love my Name Brand items but sometimes a girls gotta save for a rainy day! You know what I mean?  🙂 If you have any dupes of your own, leave me a comment below. I’m always on the look out for new dupe to try out.

    Side note: For those who are new to beauty blogs, a dupe is short for duplicate and it’s used in the beauty world to describe a cheaper copy of a high end item.

    Splurge 
    DIOR Foundation
    CHANEL MÉDITERRANÉE LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR
    MAC Fix +
    Studio Mac Tech
    MAC Angel Lipstick
    Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
    MAC #34 lashes
    Lancome Hypnose Mascara
    Clinique All About Eyes Serum

    Save
    No 7 BOOTS Foundation
    Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish
    E.L.F. Mist Spray
    NYX Stay MATTE not FLAT Powder Foundation
    Revlon Super Lustrous Primrose Lipstick
    Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
    Ardell #105 Lashes
    Maybelline Rocket Express Mascara
    Garnier De-puffer eye roller

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