Favourite Drugstore Makeup Products

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Another quick post to share with you some more of my favourite products. This time it is 3 of my favourite drugstore makeup products. A full coverage foundation, a concealer and a pressed setting powder. So without further delay here they are!

 

Concealer – Maybelline New York Fit Me Stick

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The Maybelline Fit Me Stick is just a nice silky smooth concealer that does a great job of covering up those dark under eye circles and other unwanted skin imperfections. I have been using this for a few years now and it is my go to concealer. I believe it is generally about $10.00 CAD give or take depending on the store and if you can get it on sale or not.

 

Foundation – Revlon 24 Hour Colorstay Foundation

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The Revlon 24 Hour Colorstay formula is just a really nice full coverage foundation. It goes on smooth, covers up all the imperfections really nicely and doesn’t feel super heavy on your skin. It really does seem to stay in place very well all day. This is definitely my go to drugstore foundation and has been for a couple of years now. I generally find it to be around $16.00 CAD give or take depending on the store and possible sale pricing.

 

Pressed Powder – Loreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder

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I have been using the Loreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder for many years now and that is because I just really like this product and how it goes on and keeps everything in place all day. I don’t find that it feels heavy and it doesn’t seem to cause unwanted dry skin. It comes in a variety of shades and you can also pick the best formula for your specific skin tone (cool, neutral or warm). I believe this goes for about $15.00-$16.00 CAD again give or take depending on the store and if you can get it on sale.

 

So those are the 3 favourite drugstore makeup products I wanted to share with you today. You can also check out my corresponding Youtube video below

Until next time!

Katie

Favourite Dry Shampoo Products

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This is just a quick post to show you my 2 favourite dry shampoo products. One is a drugstore product and the other is a higher end product you would typically find at say a hair salon or beauty store such as Sephora. I LOVE dry shampoo because it is a great way to get an extra day or two in between hair washes. I really don’t like to over wash my hair because I already damage and dry it out so much with hair colouring, blow drying and straightening/curling. I like to give it as much of a break as possible in between and dry shampoo really helps me out with that. A good dry shampoo will remove that oily hair look and feel and leave your hair feeling clean and refreshed for longer. I always have this on hand!

 

Drugstore Product – Batiste Dry Shampoo

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My favourite drugstore dry shampoo product by far is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the Coconut & Exotic Tropical scent. This works just as well as the majority of the higher end products I have tried and for a fraction of the cost. It goes on a bit white but once massaged in and brushed the white residue disappears. I find dry shampoos to typically have a fairly strong scent so finding a scent I like is important to me. I really like how this one smells which is a nice bonus since it works so well. You can also get Batiste in 2 other scents that I know of, original and another which I believe is a floral scent. I am in Canada and often find this at Winners for a great price but I have seen it at other big chain drugstores and grocery stores. At winners I usually pay $6.99 for the 6.73 fl.oz. can and I think I have seen it for about $8.99 at other stores (in Canadian funds).

 

Higher End Product – Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo

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I really love this dry shampoo. My favourite scent is the Mango Coconut but I believe there are a few other scents to choose from as well. This dry shampoo works really great and I find it leaves my hair feeling very refreshed. Like the Batiste I do find that this goes on with a bit of a white residue (but less so than the Batiste) and again that goes away once the product is massaged in, left to work its magic and then brushed out. I purchase this from Sephora and in Canada it runs for about $27.00 for the 4.75 fl.oz. can. I believe it is available in a smaller more travel size can as well.

 

So there you have it, my 2 favourite dry shampoo products. If you are interested you can also check out my Youtube Channel for the corresponding video to this post.

Thanks for stopping in!

Katie

November Favourites!

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I have yet to address the topic of beauty on my blog and I have just completed a Youtube video for Day 1 of Vlogmas which was about my favourite beauty products for November 2015, so I thought why not make a corresponding blog post as well.

These are my top ten products from November and in reality most of them are actually in my top products all the time and would make the list over and over again. Of course that’s not very interesting so I better work on coming up with some new ones to add for next time!

So here we go (and in no particular order):

 

Kirkland Signature Daily Facial Towelettes

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These are from Costco and I love them for removing my makeup at the end of the day. They are Paraben free and Hypo-allergenic and I have personally found them to be very gentle and hydrating on my skin. They are a nice large and reasonably thick towelette and I find them to be just as effective if not better than a lot of the more expensive versions out there. I usually find that one is enough to get all of my makeup off. They come in a box of I believe it is 4 packages of 30 and 2 packages of 15. I find them to be a great value and they do go on sale for a few dollars off at Costco every couple of months.

 

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion With Cooling Menthol 

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I have been using this lotion for years now and really love it. It was recommended to me by a friend to help with my dry itchy legs caused by eczema. The cooling menthol just calms the itch and burn right down which is such a relief! I have tried dozens of lotions and this is the only thing that works for my legs other than the steroid creams from the dermatologist which I prefer not to use. This is also just a great hydrating lotion for your entire body. I have found this at basically any grocery store or pharmacy that carries Aveeno products which in my experience is the majority of them.

 

Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

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I LOVE Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap! You will find it next to every sink in my house all the time. I always make sure to stock up when they have good sales. They have so many amazing scents and along with a big stable of regulars they are always featuring scents that come and go with the different seasons and major holidays. Winter Wonderland is my current favourite winter scent, it smells like sweet and delicious candy!

 

Victoria’s Secret Angel Gold Perfume

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This is my current go to and everyday perfume. I have been using this one off and on for a couple of years now. It has been “on” now for probably about 6 months. I tend to change up my perfumes quite frequently but this one is one of those I always keep around while others come and go. Victoria’s Secret actually has a lot of great perfumes several of which I have tried. They seem to be good quality and reasonably priced. I also think the bottle this one comes in is so pretty!

 

Formula X For Sephora

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Formula X For Sephora is a nail polish drying spray. You just spritz it on about 1-2 minutes after you have finished applying your nail polish and top coats. By the time it evaporates from your nails (which is pretty quickly) your nails will be dry to the touch. Not quite ready to go back to your normal activities but dry enough that you can start to move around very carefully. I am SOOOOO impatient when it comes to letting my nail polish dry so anything that helps speed up that process is worth it’s weight in gold in my books. It is so frustrating to have your nails all nicely painted and then end up smudging them before they are hard dried! I of course buy this at Sephora.

 

Essie Nail Polish in Madison Avenue 

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This Essie nail polish is SO pretty. It is a shimmery pinky purple colour that goes on so nice and smooth. I don’t always love Essie nail polish because I sometimes find with their really light shades you have to put on so many coats and it ends up looking horribly streaky but with Madison Avenue that is definitely not the case. All it takes is the standard 2 coats of colour and it looks fabulous. This is a great everyday wear colour as it is not to bright and bold. Just enough to give a nice pop of colour without being to in your face. You can usually find Essie products in most mainstream drug stores as well as really anywhere that carries a variety of nail polish brands.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

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This has been my go to eyeshadow primer for years now and for good reason! This primer goes on so nice and smooth and keeps your eyeshadow in place all day, no creasing. If I am wearing eyeshadow I always have this underneath. The tube seems small but a little bit really goes a long way. I always buy this at Sephora but I’m sure you will find it anywhere that carries Urban Decay products.

                    Buxom Lip Gloss in Katie

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No, I do not like this lip gloss just because it is called Katie! This is such a pretty light pink shimmery colour. It is perfect for everyday wear, goes on nice and smooth (not sticky at all) and has a nice peppermint taste. I always buy this at Sephora.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect

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This NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss is definitely my favourite drug store lip gloss line. It goes on nice and smooth and doesn’t feel sticky. “Perfect” is a really pretty light pink shimmery colour, very similar to Buxom’s “Katie” but just a little bit darker. This is also great for everyday wear and is super affordable. I buy it at London Drug’s which is a large drug store chain in Canada. I know there are a lot of various drug store type retailers in North America that carry this though (not sure about anywhere outside of Canada and the United States).

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface

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I REALLY love the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes and Dollface is my favourite colour out of the whole line. It is a really pretty light pink colour. Great for all skin tones but I am very pale so this works especially great for me. These blushes are really concentrated so you don’t have to use a lot but depending on how dark you like your blush you can layer a little or a lot! I love how nice and smooth this goes on and stays in place. I buy this at Sephora.

So there you have it, my top ten products from November 2015. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon!

Katie