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Beauty : My 10 Favourite Makeup Products

Hello everyone. I hope your summer was filled with tons of fun and amazing things! 
Based on my recent Instagram poll, 85 % of you voted "YES" to seeing my favourite makeup products, so here you go!
I use most of these products daily and being a VIB Rouge member from Sephora, I always take advantage of their free express shipping and definitely stock up on these.

1. Sephora Waterproof Eyeliner
2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara
3. Urban Decay Mascara
4. Bare Minerals Lipstick in Scandal
5. Urban Decay Primer
6. Urban Decay Setting Spray
7. Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
8. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder
9. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
10. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
1. Sephora Waterproof Eyeliner
I can't wear makeup without eyeliner anymore, it looks super weird on me now. I love using this eyeliner because (1) it's waterproof (2) The pen allows precise, nice and smooth strokes.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara
Mascara is a MUST for me! My friend gifted me this one last year for my birthday, and I have been obsessed with it ever since! I have pretty long eyelashes (naturally), and this mascara adds the perfect volume to them. Since last year, I have already bought and used two more of these; it's definitely worth the investment.

3. Urban Decay Mascara
This was the first ever mascara I bought from Sephora and I would 100% recommend it. It's such an amazing product. I always go back and forth between this one and the Yves Saint Laurent one. The only downside for both mascaras is that they are both non-waterproof. But, I have never had any issues whatsoever in terms of humidity. And LADIES, if you'll cry while wearing these, your eyes will turn completely black. So, just to recap, these are amazing, just don't cry, because why do it, right?

4. Bare Minerals Lipstick in Scandal
This is my everyday and most worn lipstick! My obsession with this lipstick is unbelievable! I actually own 3 of them: I keep one at home, I keep one in my bag and I always have one in stock just in case I run out of the two. I think it's the perfect shade; it's neither a nude nor a bold colour. It's a shade in the midst, and it makes it perfect to be worn for any casual occasions, it goes perfectly with any outfit I'm wearing! Also the consistency is amazing! It's not drying/matte, it keeps your lips moisturized throughout the day!
I have gifted this lipstick to my friends for their birthdays  and they absolutely loved it too!

5. Urban Decay Primer
I have recently started including primers , and I can definitely see the difference that it makes. I love how smooth and natural my foundation looks after a layer of primer. This Urban Decay Primer actually has a coconut smell, and it makes my skin feel SO fresh and rejuvenated!

6. Urban Decay Setting Spray
Setting Spray is a must for any makeup look for me! If you live in Canada, you know why! It's either too hot or too cold here. I need my makeup to stay put for as long as possible and this Urban Decay Setting Spray gets the job done! Even when I'm in university or work for a whole day, my makeup stays perfect; no touch-ups needed. Plus, I love not having foundation stains on my shirts/dresses.

7. Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eye shadow Palette
This my everyday eye shadow palette. I am not an expert in eye makeup, so I usually go with the softer shades and an easy and quick eye makeup. Pretty much just one colour in the crease and a tad bit of glitter and I'm all set!
This palette has amazing shades for my skin tones, I use almost all the colours equally depending on my mood each day. But my favourite shade from this palette is 'rebel'.
And since they are all warm colours, now that Fall is here, I am definitely going to be killing it with the Fall inspired makeup looks.

8. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder
I bought this highlighter during Sephora's recent sale and I am officially hooked! Just a little goes a long way! The glow is unbelievable, You can check out my recent Instagram selfies and see for yourself!

9. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
I use this everyday! I NEVER contour, mostly because I do not know how to. Ever since I started wearing makeup, I have been using the Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer. It is a perfect shade for my complexion.
If I'm being lazy, I'll even use it for my eye makeup in the crease!

10. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
I remember when this palette came out, everyone was obsessed with it! I have to admit I am one of those obsessed users. I bought it the day that it was available and I fell in love with it as soon as I got it in the mail. It has some of the most beautiful warm tones and it's so pigmented. I love how well they colours compliment my skin tone. This palette is so versatile, you can easily create so many different looks with it and I would say it's the perfect palette to use for a night out, or a fancy dinner. I love everything about it! It even comes with a double ended brush which definitely comes in handy.

That's all I have for today, and I am not kidding when I say that I ALWAYS have these 10 products in my makeup bag, and they have completely changed how I do my makeup! Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know if you guys love any of these products as well in the comments and why or even if you want to try any of these. I would love to find out more!

Travel Outfits - British Columbia & Alberta

First of all, if you'd like to see just my outfits, and skip all the ramblings about my trip then just scroll all the way to the bottom!

I cannot believe that it has been a month already since I came back from my two weeks vacation to Vancouver. Yes, I say "Vancouver" because that's where the trip started and ended, but oh boy we took a whole lot of detours along the way. 
People told me that two weeks in British Columbia and Alberta sounded like a lot. But to be honest, two weeks (well thirteen days to be more accurate) was just the right amount of time; one week would have been way too rushed, and more than two weeks would have been too exhausting, and let's be real, I would be way too broke.
If you're a nature and scenery freak like I am, you will absolutely love British Columbia and Alberta.
My best friend, Nailah and I did SO much that by the middle of the second week, our bodies were hurting and exhausted from all the hiking, sight seeing, and endless driving! We drove a total of 4000 km, well 3998 km, that's a total of 85 hours just on the road! We had to take power naps during the day to be able to carry on with our road tripping experience. 

Anyway, if you know me well enough, you should know by now that I am a packing freak. Being on my tight student budget, I took advantage of a low cost flight to Vancouver, but that meant I was only allowed a backpack and a carry on. But since we were going to be sleeping in a can, we also needed blankets, pillows, jackets, etc, so my friend and I paid for an additional luggage. I maximized my space by taking advantage of even the smallest mm of space available. I was gone for 13 days, with no laundry since we were road tripping, so obviously I had to pack a LOT of clothes.

So here is a list of all the clothes I packed for my trip:

Plain T-Shirts : V-Neck Basic in Yellow, Dark grey, Heather Grey, Dark Green (Urban Planet), Red (ARDENE), Laced Black (ZARA - same in white)
Crop top : Yellow (ARDENE), Black (ZARA - same in pink)
Shorts : Blue and White Stripes (GAP), Khaki (Banana Republic similar)
Others : Blue Jays Jersey (Champs - similar), Jurassic Park T-shirt (ZARA), Nirvana T-shirt (Hot Topic), Blue T-shirt (PUMA)
Sweaters : Royal Blue, Burgundy, Olive Green, Light Grey (H&M)
Jeans : Girlfriend Jeans (GAP), Black Jeans (DKNY) and Grey (RW & Co)
Leggings (GUESS - similar)
Active Leggings (Urban Planet - similar)
Jackets : Burgundy Bomber (Forever 21), Olive Green Bomber (Forever 21), Burgundy Bomber (Forever 21), Home Is Canada Bomber (Peace Collective), Black Winter Vest
Shoes : Adidas Stan Smith Shoes(FootLocker), Black Boots (ALDO), Black Chuck Taylor All Star (Converse), Black Sneakers (Reebok)
Belt : Old Western Faux Leather (Urban Planet - similar or same in white)
Beanie Black (ARDENE)
Sunglasses : Blue Aviator (ALDO), Black Aviator (ALDO), Clear Aviator (ALDO), Yellow Cowboy (Urban Outfitters), Brown Leather (RayBan)

P.S: I did not get a picture for every outfit I wore on the trip but pretty much everything is here.

Jeans - RW & Co
Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Old Western Faux Leather Belt (Urban Planet - similar or same in white)
Rolling Stones Shirt (Walmart - similar)

Jeans - DKNY     Shoes - Footlocker
Shirt - Urban Planet in Heather Grey
Home is Canada Bomber (Peace Collective)
Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters

Jeans - RW & Co     Shoes - Footlocker
Blue Jays Jersey - (Champs - similar)     Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Old Western Faux Leather Belt (Urban Planet - similar or same in white)
Leggings - (GUESS - similar)     Black Boots (ALDO)
Sweater - (H&M in Royal Blue)     Black Winter Vest
Sunglasses - Brown Leather (RayBan)
Leggings - (GUESS - similar)     Black Boots (ALDO)
Sweater - (H&M in Olive Green)     Olive Green Bomber (Forever 21)
Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO     Beanie Black (ARDENE)
Girlfriend Jeans (GAP)     Red Shirt (ARDENE)
Black Boots (ALDO)     Burgundy Bomber (Forever 21)
Clear Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Leggings - (GUESS - similar)     Black Boots (ALDO)
Jurassic Park T-shirt - ZARA     Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Jeans - DKNY     Shoes - Footlocker
Yellow Cowboy Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters
    Yellow  Crop Top (ARDENE)     
Leggings - (GUESS - similar)     Black Boots (ALDO)
Burgundy Bomber (Forever 21)     Black Winter Vest
Sunglasses - Brown Leather (RayBan)
Jeans - DKNY     Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Jurassic Park T-shirt - ZARA
Black Chuck Taylor All Star - Converse
Blue and White Stripes Shorts - GAP
Laced Black shirt (ZARA - same in white)
Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Shoes - Footlocker
Plaid Shirt (Garage)
Maxi Dress (Forever 21 - similar with sunflower print)
Yellow Cowboy Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters
Hoodie - Urban Behaviour
Black Sneakers - Reebok     
Active Leggings (Urban Planet - similar)
Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO

Khaki Shorts (Banana Republic similar)
Striped Shirt (Urban Planet - similar)
Shirt - Urban Planet in Dark Green
Olive Green Bomber (Forever 21)
Black Chuck Taylor All Star - Converse
Black Aviator Sunglasses - ALDO
Beanie Black (ARDENE)
Blue and White Stripes Shorts - GAP
Blue Aviator Sunglasses ALDO
Shoes - Footlocker     Shirt (PUMA)
Home is Canada Bomber (Peace Collective)