Day 2: Oxford Street

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The Snapchat filters in London are so cool.

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I wasn’t expecting to spend an entire day on Oxford Street, but it happened. I wanted to visit stores that weren’t in Canada, so those included Liberty (this is the prettiest department store EVER), Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Mango, New Look, Primark, Superdrug, Boots (<3) and the list goes on. I didn’t do a lot of shopping for clothes, but I did spend some money on makeup…

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ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review and Swatches – Solow, Bumble, Tulle

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Lipstick Review and Swatches - Solow, Bumble, Tulle

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Lipstick Review and Swatches - Solow, Bumble, Tulle

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Review and Swatches – Solow, Bumble, Tulle

If you follow ColourPop on social media, you know that the Ultra Matte Lips have been long-awaited and anticipated by beauty lovers well before the launch date. Many brands have been jumping on the liquid lipstick bandwagon: Anastasia Beverly Hills, L.A. Girl, Lime Crime, and the list goes on. The day the Ultra Matte Lips launched on the ColourPop website… let’s just say the word madness does not describe it enough. I refreshed the page like a madwoman to no avail—that website was just not cooperating with me that day. After an hour of refreshing, I put my laptop to rest.

The next morning, I tried again. A ton of shades were sold out, but all of the shades that I wanted were still available. PRAISE. THE. LORD. (It was a Ramadan miracle!) So I snatched up Solow, Bumble and Tulle.

Onwards to the swatches! 

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My MAC Eyeshadow Palette | Swatching Oddity

Mac Eyeshadow Palette | Swatching Oddity

Mac Eyeshadow Palette | Swatching Oddity

My MAC Eyeshadow Palette | Swatching Oddity

Once upon a time, I was a MAC eyeshadow junkie and collected a whole slew of 15 MAC eyeshadows. There are some eyeshadows in here that I absolutely adore and some, not so much. I’ll share which eyeshadows those are and swatches, too! (Also, if you are wondering why the texture of some of the eyeshadows look strange, it’s because I may have dropped this palette on more than one occasion… oops).

MOVING ON!

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Top 5 Products to Use in Frigid Cold Weather

Top 5 Products to Use in Frigid Cold Weather

Oh hey. Long time no see. Let’s skip the awkward hellos and move on to the cosmetics. ;)

Over here in Toronto, we have been facing some extreme cold weather. Yesterday, as I walked outside from the car to my local drugstore, I was whipped in the face with -23 degrees Celcius weather. I don’t even know what that would be with the windchill. Needless to say, it’s cold and my skin has been taking a beating. But, these products have been helping! Here are my top 5 products to use in frigid cold weather.

Top 5 Products to Use in Frigid Cold Weather

1. Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil

This stuff has been a lifesaver in this weather! Instead of using a moisturizer at night, I’ve swapped it with the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I apply it all over my face and neck and focus the oil on places where I experience the most dryness, like around my lips and nose. If you don’t want to dish out the cash for maracuja oil, there are so many other oils you can use as a moisturizer – coconut oil is a fantastic moisturizer as well.

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