The next instalment in my makeup declutter series is all about foundations! See what foundations I’m throwing out and getting rid of, and why! I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve been hoarding foundations like they’re going out of style.

I’ve tried more foundations that I can count, always on the market for the next best foundation – sadly,  more often than not I end up disappointed. My skin has always been difficult, as I’m prone to sensitivity and texture. Many foundations end up looking heavy and cakey on my skin, accentuating texture rather than hiding it.

Join me as I declutter my foundation collection, and I’ll show you which ones I would repurchase!

Cruelty-Free Dupes:

In this makeup declutter, I mention foundations from brands that test on animals. I now only buy and promote brands that are cruelty-free, so I wanted to include some cruelty-free alternatives to those foundations mentioned:

What’s on my face:

 

 

 

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This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of! See which products didn’t make the cut, and why!

This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of!

Don’t forget to watch Part 1: click here to watch it!

Makeup I’m wearing: 

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This is a super easy, quick summer makeup look using cruelty free brands. It’s great for days when you wake up feeling (and in my case, looking) like you walked off the set of The Walking Dead. It’s my go to look for the summer, using a simple trick to make the eyes look bigger and brighter!

Products used:

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I got to do my best friend’s makeup for her University graduation, and she let me film it! We did a trial run to test out the look she wanted. It’s a SUPER easy  glam look, with a matte eye, some winged liner, and a berry coloured lip.

As an easy glam look, it’s simple enough that anyone can do it! It’s great for beginners and can be customized in a million different ways. For example, adding a shimmery or sparkly eyeshadow instead of the matte will instantly make it more glamorous. Deepening the crease colour of the eyeshadow will make it more dramatic or smokey, and pairing it with a nude or red lip will change up the look!

Join us to see how we created this look, and for embarrassing stories of my adolescence!

 

 

Products used:

 

Check out my previous posts:

Free Downloadable July Wallpapers

Self-Hosting Vs. Free Hosting – Which Is Better For You?

Makeup Declutter – Eye Makeup I’m Throwing Out

 

 

For Blogmas last year, I did a roundup of products I recommend to help combat that dreaded winter-induced dry skin (you can read that here!)
I wanted to include an updated list with a couple of my current favourites, as my skincare routine is completely different this year. I’ve begun trying to only purchase from brands that don’t test on animals, so this list features skincare items that are not tested on our furry friends!

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Dr. Roebucks “Face” cream: I have become absolutely obsessed with this Australian brand. It was created by physician parents in the 70’s, with their Pure cream to treat their children’s eczema. They’re all about natural ingredients, with maximum efficacy. The products are all formulated without harmful chemicals, fillers, BPA, or parabens. They contain no synthetic fragrance or preservatives.

This cream is marketed as an anti-aging cream, which is why it took me so long to try it. It wasn’t until my coworker told me her teenage sister has been loving it to help treat her acne that I knew I had to give it a try. It is a super smooth hydrating cream that helps fight against aging, but also helps with acne and uneven skin tone! It has natural macadamia oil, vitamin E, rosehip oil, and lavendar oil – all of which are amazing for keeping the skin smooth and reducing inflammation! I noticed a difference literally overnight. I haven’t had any major pimples since using this (and while that is partially due to my change in diet, my skin hasn’t been this clear in months!!) It’s also helped keep my facial eczema flare ups at bay and keeps my skin so soft and hydrated. It’s good for all skin types, and best for dry skin but is also safe for oily skin!

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask: Lush is very well known in the cosmetic industry for actively fighting against animal testing as well as many other important issues. They truly are an incredible brand, and my obsession for them has grown substantially in the last year. This mask is one of my absolute favourite Lush products!

This mask is phenomenal for calming, balancing, and detoxifying the skin. It’s jam-packed with fresh blueberries, calamine powder, chamomile oil, rose absolute, sweet almond oil, and more. Its blend of ingredients makes it suitable for all skin types, specifically sensitive, dry, and combination or problematic skins. I love using this in the evenings when I’ve had a heavy makeup day, when my skin is breaking out, or when I feel like it needs a deep clean. It helps clean and clear up the skin without stripping your natural oils, so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dehydrated or uncomfortable.

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion: I was so ecstatic for this limited edition body lotion to launch for Lush’s Holiday collection (you can read my post about that here!) This is an ultra-soothing and moisturizing body lotion, full of amazing ingredients to help you relax. Oatmeal Infusion, Almond Oil, Lavender Water, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Lavender Oil, Tonka, Ylang Ylang oil, and more. You can apply this on any dry skin areas on the body.

It smells like sweet lavender and cocoa, and leaves your skin so silky smooth. I love to apply this to my elbows, arms, and neck before bed. Since it has the natural essential oils, applying it to your neck will help calm and soothe you with aromatherapy.

Sadly this cream is limited edition (hopefully they’ll launch it permanently!) so I’d highly suggest getting your hands on it while you can!

Lise Watier HydraForce Lip Balm: this is without a doubt my new favourite lip balm. Lise Watier is a Canadian brand, and has been one of my favourites since I first started playing with makeup. This lip balm is from their relatively new HydraForce line, and it features a really cool ingredient called Gaspé algae extract. It’s found in harsh climates, and helps plants to hold on to moisture and prevent from dehydration. It does the same for our skin! With dry skin comes dry lips, and lip balm is a must!

I slather this on my lips before bed, and in the morning my lips are still quenched. This is a great alternative for those wanting deep, long-lasting hydration without the thick goopy texture of the Bite Agave Lip Mask!

Aromic Citrusy Nighttime Face Oil: I have been loving this all-natural face oil. I just posted a full review of this oil, which you can read here! 

 

Previous Blogmas Posts: 

Holiday Makeup Inspiration (Blogmas 2016 Day 21) 

Kylie Cosmetics Review – Blogmas 2016 Day 20