There are always so many exciting new launches at Sephora, especially during May-June. This is peak time for Summer launches, and this year definitely has no shortage of newness. I put together a list of the new & hot launches at Sephora – all of which are from cruelty-free brands!

 

Oh boy. Where does one even begin? My wallet is practically weeping – I want everything! These are all prestige brands, so they are pricey – however, these are some of my all-time favourite brands. They are high quality, high-performance brands focusing on quality ingredients – and most importantly, they are cruelty-free (because really, it’s 2018 and testing on animals is barbaric and unnecessary!)

Products On My Radar

Powders

I’m most intrigued by the Hourglass & Marc Jacobs setting powders, as they’re rumoured to be absolutely incredible. I love using loose powder to set my makeup, especially ultra finely-milled powder as it looks the most natural and undetectable on the skin!

Lip Glosses

Lip glosses are one of the most popular trends for the summer. While this may not be particularly groundbreaking, I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many lip glosses. There are so many shades and formulas, and this season sees a surge of high-shine and metallic glosses. The Becca Glow Lip Gloss looks stunning from what I’ve seen in review videos! The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Gloss Stick has definitely sparked my interest. I love the regular glosses, so to see a new formula in a stick?! I’m not sure what to expect from this, but I shall have to investigate further!

Setting Sprays

In the sun and heat, we need all the help we can get to keep our makeup looking fresh. Setting sprays are an absolute must for me. Not only are they key to absorbing any excess powder sitting on the skin and adding a healthy glow, they also help to lock your makeup in place to prolong your makeup wear!  Cover FX recently launched the High-Performance Setting spray, and I’ll definitely be trying it once I’ve used up my Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray!

 

 

What new products are you most excited for?

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For my first Spring tutorial of the year, I wanted to do something really easy, soft, and glowy! The eyes are warm and shimmery, and the skin & lips are glowy but subdued! I used a few new products on the market, such as the new Tarte Skin Twinkle highlight palette from the Rainforest of the Sea collection, and the new Lancome Juicy Shaker lip gloss!

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ball gown prom dressScrolling through Pinterest has given me a series case of fashion longing. I love looking at trends, colours, and fashion inspiration. I love seeing inspiration collages just as much as I love creating them. If you fashion/beauty collage lovers haven’t heard of Dailylook’s Style Sets feature, it’s pretty darn amazing.

After spending (way more time than I’d like to admit) perusing the interwebs, I put together a collection of items I would love to add to my wardrobe.

  • Birkenstocks: Not exactly unique, I know. But I do love Birkenstocks. I love how they look, how they feel (from the few times I’ve tried them on in store) and would love to get a real pair – my cheap knock offs just don’t cut it comfort wise.
  • A draped trench: I have been obsessed with the drapey, flowy trench coat/jacket trend for the past year. I’ve searched and searched for the perfect one, but so far haven’t been successful.
  • A pastel purse – The Givenchy one in the photo would be wonderful, but I’d settle for anything pastel and pretty. I’ve really been loving more of the rectangular, firm structured purses lately.
  • Sunglasses – I am in desperate need of some new cute sunglasses. I’m thinking perhaps some cat eye sunglasses, and aviators.
  • Flowy cocktail dresses: I’ve been on the hunt for some cute flowy dresses. These are great for the summer, and can be paired with so many different outfits.
  • A good pair of heels: I’ve never been a heel person. I greatly admire the women who can confidently wear heels every day of the week (what is your secret??) More specifically, I would love a pair of strappy sandal heels. They are so cute, and so summery!

What’s on your summer fashion wish list?

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This post is quite late to the game  – not because I didn’t want to write about Stila’s exciting summer collection, but rather because this collection only just became available in Canada and at the Boutique I work at.

I wasn’t even sure if we were going to be receiving the collection – so when I saw the (albeit limited quantity) on display at work, I genuinely squealed with excitement.

The collection has a very sea-side summer vibe to it, focusing on bright lips, a bronze glow, and hydrated dewy skin.

The collection features:

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For today’s makeup of the day, I thought I would start playing around with some different looks for springtime, despite the fact my city just received yet another snow fall. However, the sun is shining and I suspect that the snow will soon melt, and spring will finally arrive.

While my love for sweaters and boots will never falter, I do find myself being drawn towards spring trends like florals and pinks, and it’s really making me excited for warm weather! I must admit, I do miss maxi dresses and sandals.

The MAC Pro class that I went to last week really helped inspire me to start playing around with warm looks! I am absolutely loving glowy skin with a bit of a bronze glow.

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To create this look, I used:

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To get a bit more of a glow, I love using a highlighter. MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finishes are my favourite! I am currently loving “Perfect Topping”:

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