Get Ready To Hydrate Your Skin For Winter

Now let’s get into the hydration issues I’ve been having lately. I really need to drink more water. Especially at work. I’ve always used “the bathroom is too far away” excuse. It’s true. It’s in a completely different building and I always hold it until I can’t walk without doing a little pee dance wiggle-walk shuffle to the washroom. Yeah. That’s a good visual I always wanted you to have of me.

My biggest skin complaint in the colder months is eczema on the body and dry skin on the face. Troy Jensen was right — ladies you need to swap out your makeup each season to cater to your skin type. It does change, and fast too man. I tell ya. A few days where I feel a little chilly in the morning, boom – the skin dries up, starting around my skin then cheeks. It’s incredible how much moisture gets sucked right out of the skin.

But it’s hard to me to relate to you how good a product works. Every one reacts to products.

Tips on how to stay hydrated throughout the winter:

  • Exfoliate on a regular (daily!) basis. If you follow it up with good moisturizing products you will not dry out.
  • Drink tons of water. This a given.
  • Limit the caffeine intake. This dries your skin out peeps!
  • Treat yourself to an at-home hydrating mask
  • Slather on the moisturizer. Not too much. K, maybe don’t slather. But apply it twice a day. Before your makeup in the morning, and after you cleanse your skin at night.
  • Use serums!

Do that routine every day, and report back to me in a week. Especially if you wear foundation or makeup on a daily basis. I mean nobody wants their foundation to accentuate dry skin on their face.

My summer foundation was a very light weight Dior BB cream and I’m already on my second tube of it. However, lately I’ve been trying out the Make Up For Ever HD foundation that was sent to me along with the complexion kit. make up for ever hd complexion kitIt’s definitely a completely different foundation. Much more higher coverage, a different finish, and way longer lasting.

I’ve always been too afraid to try out the HD foundation by Make Up For Ever. I never really wanted a high coverage product on my face. But with this one you can layer it, and apply as little or as much as you want to get your desired coverage. On a regular basis I just use 1 pump of the foundation and it gives me this sort of look:mufehdfoundation

Flawless application basically…kind of crazy, really.muf-hd-foundation

All thanks to these goodies, which were sent to me by Make Up For Ever to review on my blog. No problem folks. I’ll review that if it makes me look like I have perfect skin. Thanks! make up for ever hd complexion set

How do you prep your skin to get winter-ready?
Do you swap out your foundations when the seasons change?

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Make Up For Ever: Glitz and Glam with an extravagant set

If you’re anything like me around the holidays, you want to have some fresh new make up to try out and wear at fancy Christmas parties or gatherings with friends. Make Up For Ever has come out with a few holiday sets for the season. Today I’ll be telling you about “The Extravagant Glamour Kit” from them. make-up-for-ever-Extravagant-Glamour-Set

The Extravagant Glamour Kit includes:

• Aqua Eyes #0L Matte Black
• Smoky Extravagant in Black
• Rouge Artist Intense #43 Satin Vibrant Red
Cost: $44 CDN at Sephora ($72 Value)

I thought I would be terrified to wear a bold lip colour, but after doing a 24 day challenge swatching lipsticks from another brand, I have come to realize that the brighter, more fun shades actually are my favourite out of most of the colours. I don’t think you require confidence to pull off a bold lip colour. I think you plain and simply need to get over how “it doesn’t look good on me” and just rock them dang lips, girl. I honestly haven’t seen anyone who looked silly in a bold colour that suited them. The #43 Satin Vibrant Red is a gorgeous shade to wear and will be so completely long lasting.

Then again, if you really don’t want to wear a bright lip — then apply some gorgeous eyeliner in matte black (which comes in the kit, conveniently) and top it off with Make Up For Ever’s newest mascara, smoky extravagant. I personally love to play up my eyes, and as you guys already know I’m a huge fan of the mascaras by Make Up For Ever. They never disappoint.

And lastly, one of you lucky Canadian readers will be winning this Extravagant Glamour Kit from Make Up For Ever. Use it on yourself this holiday season, or wrap it up and give it to one of your friends!

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7 Halloween makeup ideas

I said in yesterday’s post that I have no idea what I’m dressing up as, for Halloween. To be completely honest I’m not exactly feeling it this year. I’m ill prepared and don’t really know what simply kind of costume to put together.

If you’re at all talented, and want to try out some face makeup I have some for you today. MAKE UP FOR EVER has created some spooky, and amazing Halloween face charts that I’m sharing with you today. Have to say, I’m not even going to attempt on doing these on my face. I am not nearly talented enough to try this on myself. I’d look like a grade one just drew all over my face with grey marker or something, hah!

Happy almost Halloween!

Zombie Girl:

zombie-girl-makeup-lookWicked Witch:

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