How to Contour for beginners

Hey everyone, welcome back to another post. I am happy I was able to get this post out, this post was long overdue. For today’s post I wanted to talk about how to contour. Contouring is a application technique used to create shadows and bring out your facial structure. This helps makes certain parts of the face stand out and also appear slimmer. The highlight part of contour and highlighting helps bring out the glow in your face of where the sun naturally hits.

Basic Contouring

So first I want to talk about the basics with contouring. When it comes to contouring you want to choose a shade that is one shade lighter down from your skin tone. Also another tip is knowing your face shape. One thing I notice a lot is that some people tend to contour the same. Your not going to want to do that. Your going to want to determine your face shape first so you know what areas to contour. For example, I have an heart shaped face so I try to always bring out my cheek bones and pay attention to around my chin area. Another tip is making sure to use the right product. But this would be all up to you!

Steps to contouring
  1. Prime with a primer also a moisturizer for your face.
  2. Apply your favourite foundation. With a damp beauty blender.
  3. To contour, your going to want to follow the structure and shadows of your own face shape. If you want to define your jaw line your going to want to blend powder or cream along your jawline. If you want to bring out your cheek bones follow the same steps. Here’s another tip if you love your nose you do not need to contour your nose!
  4. Set your make up, remember to along your T zone. Your going to want to do this with a setting powder. After setting with a powder you can set with a setting spray. Your going to just spray this and this will bring your makeup altogether!

I hope this post was helpful, I tried to get as detailed as possible. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If any of you have any questions about contour and highlighting please leave a comment. I am always happy to help and I always love reading your comments and questions. I must say contour and highlighting (well more contouring) is one of my favourite parts to a completed makeup look. I love bringing out my natural cheek bones and just playing around with it. What are some of your favourite products for contour and highlighting? Do you find it easy or difficult when it comes to contouring? Please leave a comment, like and please share! Also if you haven’t checked out my last post you can find that HERE.

On the go 5 – 15 Min Beauty Routine

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. I hope everyone is had a great weekend. For today’s blog post I wanted to do my beauty routine. And I thought of to post my 5 -15 min beauty routines. This is a great post for those beauty college students or even moms like me that is on the go. Now since becoming a second time mom I have absolutely no time to put on make up.

For example the other day I actually had to ask myself “do I even know how to apply makeup still?”. Yeah it’s that bad, I miss those times. I see all these social influence’s moms looking fab and I need their secrets on how. But then again have to remind myself it’s all a lie! LOL not realistic at all. Now when I am in a rush I need to at least do these steps!

Concealer

Now since am a busy mom of two, I have no time to even perfect foundation anymore and do a whole beauty routine, so concealer has become a back up. I actually do not have bad skin at all so I always use concealer and do quick touch ups on my face. My skin looks great and it still can breath throughout the day. Now for this trick you’d need a great coverage concealer.

Beauty Routine
Brows

For some odd reason I never before was brow obsessed. Now I have to at least do my brows if am going out. If I don’t get to apply concealer this has to be at least done. I feel like doing brows just frames a girls face and hides everything else. This I always try and get done when I am in a huge rush to go out. And sadly I always feel like am in a rush.

Lipstick or Gloss

Okay, every girl has at least this on. Even if I don’t got my lipstick on I have to have my Rihanna fenty gloss. To be honest lately I haven’t been wearing lipstick. And I don’t know if it has to do with me not putting on a full face anymore. But I’ve haven’t touched any lipstick for awhile. I have tried sometimes putting some on and I always end up taking it off . I love using the Fenty gloss though because I love how clear and simple yet tinted it is. It gives a beautiful finish and it actually keeps my lips moisturized.

Beauty Routine
Lashes

So basically if concealer is out of my timing I always almost always have to have my lashes. Honestly if I had to name my top two I can’t leave the house without doing it would be lashes and brows. Anyways before I was into lashes but I love wearing them most of the time now. I love how much they bring out my eyes without having to wear a full face or even eyeshadow. I have them last long which keeps me from spending so much money on buying them.

Thanks everyone for reading today’s blog post. I hope my 5 to 15 minute beauty routine some what helps you. This is what 90% of the time I do now a days because I am always in a rush. You don’t specifically have to follow my routine, you can find what works for you. If you haven’t got to read my latest post please do so you can find this HERE.

Fall Purchases

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. For today’s blog post I wanted to do a quick post on my recent fall purchases from Fashion Nova. Fall is coming and lately I have been in the mood and have started buying all my fall gear. I did not do much of a purchases I so far got three items I really wanted and need and all items are still on Fashion Nova for purchasing!

The first purchase I bought from Fashion Nova is a leather moto jacket. Now let me tell you I have been looking everywhere for one that was not to pricey. I have been on Pretty Little Thing, Missy Empire and MissPap and I haven’t been loving the prices. Also I instantly saw that fashion nova just added one and I just had to get it right away. I ordered an extra small and the jacket carries an over size fit so it fits me just right. The jacket has the right amount of thickness to it, you can honestly wear this on a pretty chilly day with a hoodie and you shouldn’t be too cold. One of my favorite details about this jacket was the fur inside the whole jacket. I am in love with this detail you feel so warm. And therefore you can wear this jacket in the most days in fall. You can dress this jacket up or down. Pair with a cute pair of jeans or tights or even with a cute sweater dress. If you’d like to purchase the item you can find it HERE.

The next item I got in my fall purchases was a cute winter jacket. The funny thing about this jacket is I have been eyeing it for most of this year. The jacket comes in three different styles, black & pink, green and red or camo and red I believe. The jacket i got is actually the most popular style so that sells out quickly. I ordered a size small and after trying it out the jacket fit pretty well. The only thing about the fit is that there was comments about the sleeves fitting short. Good thing is the sleeves did end up fitting me perfect I am assuming if you have pretty long arms it might fit short. One of the top details I loved about the winter jacket was the pink fur hood and the fur inside. i love how warm the jacket looks, the thickness is great and the fur inside makes it ten times more warm. If you would like to purchase the item you can find it HERE.

Hooded Sweater Dress

The third and last item I ordered in my fall purchases is a hooded sweater dress. I got this in a size small and it fits baggy and reaches about my knees. I love this hooded dress at the moment, its actually my favorite right now in my closet. The sweater is really comfy and I love how its not too baggy but fits just right. The sweater is pretty warm but maybe not for a really cold day. But there is enough room to wear another light sweater underneath. All of these items are still up for purchase. If you would like to purchase the hooded dress you can find that HERE. Thanks to everyone for reading, remember to like and leave a comment. if you haven’t read my last post you can check it out HERE.

Fashion Nova

Blog Update

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. I just wanted to do a quick blog update somewhat of what has been going on lately. This will sadly affect my blogging schedule and I wanted to let you guys know ahead of time.

This last weekend my laptop has officially gave away and won’t turn on, am assuming I need a new battery. But my laptop has had previous issues also other then the battery giving out so I am thinking of just purchasing a brand new one. At the moment I can’t say when I am purchasing it so for now I will not be putting up much blog posts due to this happening. I can still do everything from my phone like me putting this post up now but it’s not the same to properly edit before publishing. You will randomly see spontaneous posts uploading it’s if I can get a hold of a computer not completely sure. I also had been so busy these last few weeks trying to get things done and it’s been so physically and emotionally draining especially since Toronto has been having heat warnings. I hope soon I can slow down and also get a hold of buying a laptop.

In Conclusion ..

I also still have unpacking to do, and then am also running around doing errands and preparing for a vacation me and my husband is taking for our anniversary. So it’s a lot to take in but I wanted to make sure I put out a blog update post so everyone knows whats going on. These changes will maybe be going on for the rest of the summer, hopefully things get back to its original schedule soon. I will of course still be active on all my social media platforms which you can find here Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you all for understanding, I will do my best of course on uploading as much content I can. I really do not want to delay much postings I will go insane if I am behind so I will make out the best I can do in this situation. Thank you all for reading, please check out my latest post, Blog Q&A. See you all in my next post!

Zara Haul Part Two

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. Happy Wednesday I hope everyone so far is having a great start to their morning. I am so excited that in about a week or so I will be officially moving and I can finally get back to my space for blogging and get so much more posts up for you all. Its so hard to blog and take photos as my space is very limited due to having so many boxes around me. But as soon as I officially move you all of course will know, as for now I am working with what I can. For today’s blog post I am posting my part two for my zara haul because I love zara that much that I bought that many things that I had to break it up into two blog posts I know I know I have a serious problem but you all will be seeing a lot of zara hope that isn’t a problem? lol

So I am not exactly a shorts girl I actually haven’t really bought shorts since a child, I actually just started buying some because am so into the “cycle shorts” style and am loving how comfortable they are and I actually think am going to live in them this summer. I saw these cute leopard shorts and automatically had to get them they were the cutest! These went for 45.90 CAD but since I bought them online it came about little over $50.00.

I also bought these cute black flats I noticed they will go really well with the leopard shorts for a dress up look, the flats were about $45.00 CAD. My wardrobe was really lacking a lot of dress shoes and outfits so I decided to invest in a lot of dress clothing or at least clothing I can dress up or down.

This bag is a recent buy from zara, I got this iridescent bag, now this is something I normally wouldn’t buy t would be out my comfort zone but I decided to step outside of the box and purchase it. I would pair this up with most of my summer outfits that have a bit of colour or even if I decide to wear something toned down I would pair this bag for a pop of colour. This year I decided to redo most of my wardrobe and revamp it and change up my style a bit, my closet always and mostly consist of black clothes and I honestly cant live like that anymore and am starting to find it a bit boring. So lately I have been buying pieces even if its shoes or bags with colour to spice up my closet. I personally find fashion or even beauty fun and it doesn’t hurt to play around with it and show your personally style.

This last item I got is another recent item I got which is this cute leather skirt, I literally got it unplanned in the store. I actually have bought a denim mom jean high rise shorts but when I got home and actually tried them on they didn’t fit at all I literally couldn’t button the shorts or zip them up thanks to mom tummy lol. It hurt to return the item and I planned on switching for a bigger size but ended up running into this leather skirt and forgot about the denim shorts and ended up going with the skirt. So this skirt and the shorts were $39.90 CAD, thankfully the skirt fit when I got home I honestly was worried lol I cant wait to wear it out this summer another item that can be dressed up or down. And that is it for my haul for now of course because I am always buying and ordering items from zara I seriously have a problem and am trying to at least cut down because we all know zara is a bit pricey. Thanks for reading remember to comment and like I always love hearing from you all, let me know what your favourite item is? Or what is something you’d rock? Thanks for reading and talk with you all soon!