Take off the day with me!

Hello everyone, welcome back.

Today I will be talking about taking off my makeup routine.

So grab your coffee, pull up a seat and let’s get started.

Today is not just any makeup look, it’s my scarecrow makeup.

I won’t be changing any of my regular routine because I know my routine can take it off with no problem.

First, I will be using the Clinique take the day off.

On the Clinique website, Take the day off cleansing balm is a lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens. Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely.

This stuff is amazing and melts the makeup off with no problem.

Usually, I only need a small amount but where I’m wearing tons of makeup, I’m going to use more than I usually do.

See what I mean, melt the makeup right off. Now time to wash it off, using warm water.

So beautiful lol now time to clean the face, using the Clinique liquid facial cleanser. On the website, liquid facial soap, our guiding dermatologists believe in simple, effective cleansing: soap and water. Soft, non-drying lather cleans gently, rinses easily.

I love this cleanser, it does the job unbelievably well.

So much better. Now time to use the toner. I will be using Clinique clarifying lotion. P.s I’m not sponsored by Clinique, I just really love their skin care. I dislike their makeup line but their skin care is amazing.

On the website, clarifying lotion, dermatologist – developed formula helps reveal fresher skin. Sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil so moisturizer can do its job better.

Can’t believe there was still makeup left.

Now time to lip scrub those lips. I will be using Fresh sugar face polish. I know it, not lip scrub, I ran out and debating what to get or try.

On the fresh website, sugar face polish with nourishing brown sugar is an innovative formula for all skin types that exfoliates and hydrates the skin, instantly revealing a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

So I will be scrubbing that in my lips and then wiping it off, using a wet cloth.

Now time to moisturizer, I really love this moisturizer for night time, I’m almost out and I’m debating on buying it.

Tatcha, the water cream, on the website, an oil-free, anti-aging water cream that releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals, and optimal hydration for poreless-looking skin.

Love this moisturizer for my lips. Jersey Shore, lavender moisture rich hydrating balm.

Can’t forget the eyes. I will be using Lancome Visionnaire Yeux Eye on correction.

There you have it.

How do you take your makeup off?

Till next time,

Xoxo

Life is enchanting

Becca Backlight VS First Light primers

Hello everyone, welcome back 🙂

Today I will be doing versus. I decided to do the backlight primer VS first light primer. Now I know both offers different benefits but what one offers better looks or last longer, and makes the makeup looks amazing.

So grab your coffee, pull up a seat and let’s get to it.

Picture of the makeup that I will be using today.

Ok, my eyes are done. For today’s eye look, I used Becca posocco pop and Tarte rainforest of the sea. Under eye, Becca under eye corrector. Now time for primers, I will be using the first light on my right side of myself.

On the Becca website, first light priming filter instant complexion refresh is a skin-awakening primer that instantly erases the signs of a bad face day to leave the complexion fresh, awake and hydrated. A wake up call for the skin, First Light brightens lackluster and dull skin and instantly refreshes the complexion. Skin goes from dull, dry and fatigues to hydrated, healthy and awake.

I love this primer, if you haven’t noticed, I use it pretty much everyday. The primer definitely brightens my skin and hydrated my skin.

For the left side I will be using the backlight primer.

On the Becca website, Backlight priming filter creates a canvas for your makeup, extending its wear from day to night. Backlighting acts as an instant filter, creating a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch light for a glowing look.

I love this primer for when I want that dewy look .

Here what they look like side by side. Can notice a big difference between the two.

On my right side, I can noticed a brightness to my skins, hydrated, and my laugh lines are diminished.

I found I can see and feel the difference between the two sides already. The first light feels tacky and the backlight feels moisturizer. Also with the backlight, my left side of my face looks dewy, it has this glow to it.

Now to get my face on.

Foundation: Fenty Beauty, shade 160

Concealer: Becca Aqua luminous

Setting powder: BareMinerals invisible light, Marc Jacobs coconut spray

Bronzer and Blush: Quo sunny days and PF butter blush in plum rose

Mascara: L’oreal lash paradise

Lipstick: Tarte homeslice

Finally look. So I will update the rest of day on how each side look.

Around 4 o’clock, both side look a beautiful. Also note the lipstick is still the same, I did not touch up on it either. Love this lipstick, thank you Boxycharm.

Around 7pm, both sides are holding up great.

Last picture before I take off my makeup. Both sides still looks stunning. Both hold the makeup unbelievable well. I can’t decide which primers I love more. I do use the first light more but if I want that dewy, glow look I would use the backlight.

What primer do you use the most?

Talk to you later,

xoxo,

Life is Enchanting

Monday is mask day!

Hello everyone,

if you can’t tell by the title about what I’m going to be talking about, then I will tell you. Today is mask day. Every Monday, I always do face mask. I love doing the mask on a Monday, to kinda prepare my skin for the week and weekend.

For the longest time, I loved using GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment but when I ran out three weeks ago, I knew I needed a refill but I couldn’t afford the 90 dollars price tag lol 😂. So instead I decide to try the Mary Kay Deep-Cleaning Charcoal Mask.

The first thing I noticed about this mask, how similar it is to the GlamGlow. So I really joyed using this mask.

Don’t mind my nails, doing that today too, sad part they didn’t even last one day. Tried the new sally nail polish. Might do a post about that. Ok, back to the topic at hand. Mary Kay Charcoal mask, on the website, this triple-action mask deeply cleanses skin, immediately reduces shine and features a complex of botanical extracts to help clear the way to beautiful skin. The mask is formulated with activated charcoal, an ingredient so powerful, it can bind up to double its weight in pore-clogging impurities. Think of it like a powerful magnet withdrawing dirt and debris from deep within pores. Plus, mineral clay ingredients, kaolin and bentonite, known to help boost the mask’s absorbency. You’ll love how the mask soaks up excess oil to deliver a smooth, matte appearance. If you suffer from problem skin, you may have experienced dark spots and lingering discolouration. This multitasking mask was formulated to help with that too! Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask contains honeysuckle and navy bean extracts shown to target the appearance of skin discolouration. So let’s put this to the tested.

Ok, first let’s clean the face, after a clean face, taking a small amount of the product and apply that all over the face.

Now we wait for 10-20 mins. Coffee break time.

Sophie my new kitten decided she would love to photobomb me lol.

20 mins later. So it completely dried on my face, I can see some white spots, and dark spots. Let’s zoom in, look at that nose lol.

Now to wash off this mask.

 

 

Here the finished look, my skin feels unbelievable smooth and looks incredible. This mask is unquestionably a 5 out of 5 stars for me.

So I’m thinking every couple of weeks I may try a different mask on mondays and tested them out. What do you think? I may even do mask vs mask too.

Well that all for now.

Xoxo

Life is Enchanting

October Boxycharm Unboxing

Finally, my boxycharm is here and I’m so excited for this month box. So grab your coffee, sit down and let’s open this box.

First thing first, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days, I was away on vacation 🙂 ok, back to the blog.

So I’m thinking every boxycharm post, I will do an unboxing and try on the new products.

This month box is amazing. Inside the box, I got Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Prosecco Pop, Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Homeslice, Jonteblu Lip Liner Brown Sugar, and NCLA Nailed it.

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion, cost: $58.00. Pore-perfecting technology at your fingertips, with a professional-grade micro-crystal solution, that instantly deep-cleans and refines pores. That what it says on the card.

To use: dampen skin with water, slowly and gently massage cream for 1 minute.

Allow 1-2 minutes to activate and deep clean pores. Rinse and dry.

So far, I really love this product. Definitely will be adding this in my routine.

I will be using the Becca Prosecco pop has an eyeshadow. Due to the colour is way to yellow for me.

Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighter, cost: $38.00. Best-selling creamy highlighter powered that will light up the features you love with a high shine finished.

For primer, I will be using urban decay potion. Next taking my ring finger, dip that in the Becca and putting prosecco all over my eyelid. Now taking a fluffy brush and going into to Tarte rainforest of the sea, marina. I will be taking marina into my crease and up to brow bone and into the outer corner and blending that in.

Now, I will be doing the rest of my face 🙂

Primer: Becca backlight

Foundation: Nars all day luminous weightless, Mont Blanc

Under eye: Becca under eye brightening corrector

Concealer: Becca auqa luminous Perfecting in light

Setting powered and spray: BareMineral invisible light, Marc Jacob Coconuts spray

Bronzer and blush: PF butter bronzer and PF butter blush in plum rose

Mascara: Pretty Vulgar primer mascara

Now time to try the lip liner and lipstick by Jonteblu and Tarte.

Jonteblu Lip Liner Pencil, cost: $5.00. The creamy, highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly. Can be used for flawless lip contouring, worn alone, or as a long-lasting base for any lip colour. I will be using it as a base. I really love this lip liner and the colour.

Tarte quick dry matte lip paint, cost: $20.00. A full coverage, transfer proof liquid lipstick with a quick dry matte finish. Love love this lipstick.

So the full total of the product in this box is $139.00. That is a really good deal since I only pay $30.00, around there,  that includes taxs, shipping and handling.

Here the finished look. I love this month box.

What did you think of this month box?

Talk to you later,

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

L’oreal Lash Paradise vs Younique Epic Mascara

Welcome back, my friends.

Today I will be doing a comparison between two different mascara, L’oreal lash paradise and Younique epic mascara.

Let’s talk about lash paradise mascara. On the L’oreal website, http://www.lorealparis.ca, this mascara should provide voluptuous volume & length. Using a soft wavy bristle brush to holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge. 200+ bristles catch every lash for a full fringe effect. Smooth glide formula provides silky volume in one coat. Lashes are feathery soft to the touch. Women agreed: 91% saw intense & volumized lashes and 87% saw more beautiful lashes. +98% lengthening effect.

That what it say for word to word on the website. Now do I believe them, yes, yes I do. I definitely saw the works of this mascara and I love this mascara. Now cost of this mascara, at walmart, the cost is $10.96 Can dollars, that without tax.

It not a good close up of my eyes but oh well, next couple of pictures will be lol 😂

So let’s talk about Younique epic mascara. On the Younique website, it’s states, for a look as timeless as you are. Moodstruck Epic Mascara is a multi-effect wonder, adding proven volume, length, and clump-free curl. The brush features intermingling high and low density bristles that grip lashes at their root, maximizing definition and volume, and the tapered tip allows for defining and thickening even your tiniest, hard-to-reach lashes with precision and control. This easily buildable formula also acts as the perfect first step for our Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ for the most extreme eyelashes ever.

I only used this once and I was really impressed by it. Cost: $39.85 Can dollars, that with tax and shipping. So L’oreal definitely is the cheaper of the two but is it better. Let’s see.

Picture of me wearing the epic mascara.

So today, I decided let’s have a face off, L’oreal VS Younique. One eye will have one mascara and the other eye will have the other mascara and I will do a wear test and take pictures through out the day.

My left eye will wear the L’oreal lash paradise mascara.

My right eye will wear the Younique epic mascara.

One coat of the Younique epic mascara.

One coat of the L’oreal lash paradise mascara.

Here a picture of one coat for both mascara. Now time to add a second coat.

Second coat of the Younique epic mascara.

Second coat of L’oreal lash paradise

Picture of the second coat.

Finished look. Time:11:30am

Foundation: Fenty beauty

Eyeshadows: Jacklyn Hill palette

Primer: Becca first light filter face

Under eye: Becca eye corrector

Concealer: Maybelline fit me

Blush: PF butter blush, plum rose

Brozer: PF butter bonzer

Setting powered and mist: BareMinerals invisible light, Marc Jacobs coconut spray

Lipstick: NYX Lingerie

Eyebrows: Mac

Update on the mascaras, time: 2 pm. Both mascaras are holding up great, no flakiness, or smudging.

Update number 2, time: 6 clock pm. You can’t tell but under the left eye, L’oreal lash paradise, has a small fall out, nothing to major. Under the right eye, Younique, a little bit of smudging happen but once again no big deal.

So far both eyes looks great, looks the same, no big difference that I can tell.

The last update. Time: 8 clock pm. Both eyes have a little fall out and a bit of smudging going on but nothing to serious. Both look great. But if I have to go with a winner L’Oréal lash paradise, just for the sheer fact on how cheap it is, did amazing job, still give me those long lashes and wear long. I’m not saying Younique is bad mascara, it did the same job but where I can spend 11 dollars compare to 40 dollars and still get the same effects. I will go with the cheaper version lol 😂 This mom has a makeup budget and where I can get the same amazing look for cheaper. I will buy the cheaper version.

Well that all for now, my friends.

What did you think of the mascaras? What one you think did better job?

Next post hopefully will be boxycharm unboxing 🙂

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

Baby pouch food, and why I won’t use them.

One day, my mother in law came over from the grocery store and was like look what I brought for Athena. She brought her those food pouches. I know her heart was in the right place, she just wanted to buy something for Athena but I was not giving Athena any of those pouches. I told her thank you but you would have to return them.

Food pouches are on the rage right now because they are conveniently, no mess, easy for families on the go, do not require refrigeration, no need to microwave, and allow kids get some fruits and vegetables.

I’m not judging any parents who do use those pouches for their kids. Like I always say, you do, you and what makes your family happy. It’s none of my business.

Why would I not let Athena have them?

I have multiple reasons.

  1. I don’t trust them. Big number reason, I don’t trust them one bit. You can’t see inside, for all you know it full of mould or bugs. Don’t believe it, tons of videos of parents cutting in to those pouches and finding stuff in them. Plus they add more sugar and calories in to them.
  2. Added sugar and calories. The pouches has higher sugar and calories compared to the real fruit and vegetables. They often lack fibre, which will make you feel full and help regulate your digested track. So with lower fibre and higher sugar, you children will eat more to get that full factor which could cause obesity.
  3. Your child won’t learn how to properly eat. When feeding them the food pouches they don’t have to chew, they only have to suck the food out of the package.
  4. When the food is hidden in a pouch, your child will miss out on what the food looks like, the smell of the food, the touch and feel of the food.
  5. Children who only consume pouches or purred foods, well become picky eaters when it comes time to eat solid foods.
  6. Pouches are bad for the environment. The packaging doesn’t break down, can’t be reused or recycled, so it’s ends up in the landfill.
  7. Pouches are expensive, 2 dollars for one pouch compare to actual buying the fruits and vegetables, making the baby food and freezing tons of food that will last for over a month. Hmm 🤔 you do the math.

Well that just my thoughts on food pouches.

What do you think about the baby food pouches?

Talk to you later, friends.

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

Fall makeup look / Jacklyn Hill Palette

Hello everyone, today I will be doing a fall look using the Jacklyn Hill Eye Palette. So get your coffee, pull up a seat and let’s get to that makeup look.

Man, that hair is crazy and untamed lol 😂

So after I do my morning routine, clean, toner and moisturizer. I will be going in to prime my lids using the urban decay primer potion.

Next time for some eyeshadow, I will be using the Jacklyn Hill Palette. God, I love this palette, everytime I use it, I can get some many different looks.

Going into creamsicle with a fluffy brush. I will be putting this in my crease and above my crease.

Using a smaller brush, I will be using jacz. I will be putting this in my crease, outer corner and inner corner, basically all over my lids except for the middle of the lid.

Now time to blend and buff that color out.

Next I will be using the chip, to darken that outer corner and blend and buff into into the crease.

Now I’m going to take a fluffy brush and pick up pooter. I’m going to put that above and into my crease.

Time to finish this eye look, taking my index finger, I’m going to pick up cranapple. I love using my finger to put on shimmer eyeshadows. I found that they apply amazing on the lids using your finger.

Now time to clean it up, before I go do my face.

Now on to the face, using Becca under eye brightening corrector. Time to cover those dark circles.

Now time to prime that face using the Becca first light priming filter. I may do a comparision first light and backlight. I do own both primers.

Next foundation. For foundation, I will be using Fenty beauty. I love this foundation, it applies beautifully on the skin, feels light weight, medium coverage, and builds nicely. Plus over 40 shades, you can find your perfect foundation colour to suit your skin colour. I’m in the shade 160.

For concealer I will be using Nars radiant creamy concealer. I’m fussy when it comes to concealer, I love the Becca aqua luminous concealer, I ran out and I will be picking it up again when I go back to sephora or when I do an online order lol 😂 my favorites concealers are Nars, Becca and fit me. If you can’t tell, I love light and dewy concealers.

To set my under eye, I will be using Stellar cosmic face setting powder. Love this powered for my under eyes.

To set my foundation and concealer, I will be using bareminerals invisible light.

Time for some contouring. I will be using benefits hola light and hola, to contour my face.

Once that all blended in. Time to bronze that skin up. I will be using Quo sunny days bronzer.

Now to put some colour in my cheeks. For blush, I will be using Studio Makeup luminous loose blush.

Now for some highlights. I will be using makeup forever pro light fusion highlighter. I will be highlighting my inner corner eye, cupid bow, top of my nose, cheekbones, and brow bone.

Let’s fix those brows, using the Mac cosmetics eyebrow pencil.

Time to set that face, using Marc Jacob coconut setting spray.

Only two more things left. For mascara, I will be trying for the first time, Younique epic mascara. I love my L’Oréal lash paradise mascara, so let’s see if this will replace my love 😍. I may do a comparison, for my next post.

For the lips, I will be using too faced melted matt lipstick, in sell out.

And here the final look, fall makeup look.

Till next time, my friends.

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

My no makeup, makeup look

When you have baby and a busy life wearing no makeup is a big no for me. I have dark dark circles and some red blemishes, that I like to keep hid from the world. Sometimes I just go in with the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector and call it a day or go in for minimal look. Where it only takes 5 – 10 minutes at the most. Which is what I usually aim for.

My little helpers

Grab your coffee, sit down and relax while I go through my no makeup, makeup look.

1. First thing on my list, is priming my eyelids with urban decay eyeshadow primer potion.

2. Once my eyelids are prime, time for some eyeshadow. I will be using Tarte Rainforest of the Sea. Using a fluffy brush, I’m going to pick up marina. I will be putting that color into my crease and above the crease.

3. Next eyeshadow, I will take a smaller brush and pick up seaside. I will be putting this at the outer corner and into the crease. Blend it out.

4. After eyeshadow, I will be going in to cover my dark circles. I will be using Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector.

5. Once that done, I will be going in with my Becca First Light Priming Filter.

6. When the primer is dry, I will be using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to put around my eyes, nose, and dots around areas that I would like to cover up. Then I will blend that out using my blender.

7. Time to set my concealer, using BareMinerals Invisible Light.

8. Now time for bronzer and blush. For bronzer, I will be using Quo Sunny Days. For blush, I will be using Physicians Formula, Butter Blush, colour: plum rose.

9. Once that done, time for setting spray. I will be using Marc Jacobs Coconut Setting Mist.

10. Now for quick mascara and lipstick. For mascara, I will be using, L’oreal Lash Paradise. Lipstick, NYX Lingerie, colour Lipli 03.

And that basically it. It’s quick and looks natural. Here the finish look

That it’s for now, talk to you later.

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

Why you should be cleaning your makeup brushes

Today I will be talking about why you should be cleaning your makeup brushes. I will admit that I don’t clean them every time I use them, Ain’t nobody got time for that.

But, I do clean them when I go grab a clean brush, and go opps, I don’t have anymore cleaned brushes, I probably should clean them lol. Usually my 7 month old daughter is helping me, she sits on her chair, watching me, while we sing a song.

Why clean your makeup brushes?

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes for a couple of reasons:

  1. Bacteria. Number 1 reason and very important reason why you should be cleaning your brushes. Bacteria grows on the used brush due to the perfect environment it provides. Think about it, dirty, dust, oil from your skin, and the moist, warm environment your brushes provides. It’s heaven for those bacteria.
  2. Breakouts and skin irritation. Well of course you will get breakout and skin irritation from dirty brushes, look what on them, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cell. Swiping that on your face will overload your skin with microbes, causing acne and red rashes.
  3. Clogged pores. You must of saw that coming. Dirty brushes cause breakout, and skin irritation, so it definitely will clog up your pores.
  4. Muddy makeup look. In case you didn’t know but dirty brushes will affect the performance of your application. It’s already struggle trying to blend everything out nicely without trying to make your makeup streaky or uneven.
  5. longevity of the brushes. Makeup brushes are investment. When you don’t take care of your tools you end up throwing money down the drain. Get your money worth by cleaning and taking care of your makeup brushes.

Here me, cleaning my brushes. I use the Quo solid brush cleanser and heart shape brushes cleaner that I brought from Wish.

Well that all for now, talk to you later

You deserve a little me time

If you are a mom like me, finding that balance between taking care of the household, kids, pets and husband, that you always forget to take care of the most important person, you. Now you are probably saying, no, the most important person is my kids. Which I do understand but you are still important. Especially to your family.

Which brings me to my next point, you need a break. An hr break, where you do you. It can be before your kids get up in the morning. Example: have coffee, get ready, joy getting your makeup on and don’t have to rush. It can be when your kids are asleep. Example: soaking in a bathtub with a glass of wine or beer.

I know what you are saying, I don’t have time, my schedule is too busy or I’m too tired but trust me you can and will find that time. You need that time because your body and mind needs it. You need to take an hr to unwind and do something for you to relax from the busy day you had. Believe me, you will thank me and your husband and kids will be happy that you took time to take care of you.

You are probably wondering why is it so important?

It’s so important because all that stress builds up in your body, causing tension in your body and your brain is going a mile a minute. Which will make it harder to fall asleep.

When you do something you love and make you feel relaxed and let go. All that stress from the day, leaves your body making your body relax and your mind happy. A happy mommy, makes everyone happy. It’s makes you feel like you can conquer the world and you will have a better sleep.

Moms definitely deserve a me break because it hard raising kids, plus everything else.

Well that all for now.

Talk to you later 🙂 picture of me having a Mani / pedi 🙂