I did a ton of spring cleaning this week, and finally put away my winter clothes, rotating my spring clothes into my closet. How exciting! It’s that time of the year where I can really show off my sense of fashion – whether it is booties with denim shorts, or crop top with a hoodie. No one will really judge because we are just all so tired of the thick layers. And of course, it’s time to pack on some colourful shadow with overly highlighted cheeks.
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- Suitable for all skin types
- An “open book” to what you want to do with the three shades, whether it’s to highlight, set your foundation, bronze up, or use as an eyeshadow
- Very finely milled
- Natural, subtle, yet elegant on the skin
- Product lasts forever
- Cheap plastic packaging definitely does not feel like it is worth CAD70.00
Why it made it to my BotW: I use Dim Light (the first shade) as a foundation / BB cream finishing powder to make my look more radiant, and a notch glammed up. It makes my skin looks photoshopped. I use Incandescent Light (the middle shade) to set my undereye, and it has been my go to undereye powder since I got this palette. It does an amazing job preventing my mascara from transferring, and my eyeliner from smudging, and no more creases! Then I use Radiant Light (the last shade) as a bronzer, dusting it around my face and down the bridge of my nose. Such a versatile palette, how can I not love!
- No fallout
- Beautiful texture that goes on the skin beautifully
- It can be applied lightly to almost look like second skin
- Stunning, breath taking packaging that feels sturdy
- Only certain brushes will work with this highlighter
- Not a dense, wet looking highlighter
Why it made it to my BotW: It’s not Becca’s powder highlighter, where you apply it on your skin and it can probably blind a street of people. It’s something that reflects under the light and make you look pretty, like a princess. I was never a fan of these “sheer” highlighters, but I’m starting to like it for the spring, since I don’t want to look J-Lo all the time with Becca’s Opal!
3. Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Set to Stun
- Lasting power (WOW!)
- Lasts 8 hours + on my lids
- No fallout (WOW!)
- No creasing, with or without a primer
- Buttery, beautiful formulation
- Can be easily applied with finger tips or a flat eyeshadow brush
- The shade is super multi-dimentinal
Why it made it to my BotW: We don’t sell Colourpop in Canada in stores, and $50 free shipping for $5 eyeshadows? I’m iffy about that. I don’t want to be stuck with 10 eyeshadows and not liking any of them. During my recent trip to Phoenix, and I stopped by an Ulta in Tempe (of course) and saw a little “station” with Colourpop Cosmetics. Very limited selection but I was eager to finally get my fingers in all the shadows. The moment I swatched Set to Stun, I was in love. It screamed “SPRING”, “GO OUT AND BE WILD” to me, and in my basket it went.
4. Sum Bum Lip Balm in Watermelon
- Provides great SPF of 30
- It layers nicely under a lippie
- Cute packaging
- A great variety of scents
- Tastes weird if you accidentally eat it
Why it made it to my BotW: Sunscreen is our best friend, and your lips need sun protection too. I always lean towards lip balms that provide some sort of SPF, and when the sun is getting stronger these days, this is the only lip balm I have been reaching before I go out. I always wear it under my lip colours.
5. Alexander McQueen Classic Silk Chiffon Skull Scarf in Pink Silk Skull
- Super soft and gentle on the skin
- 100% silk
- Amps up any outfit, whether it’s casual leather jacket with jeans, or a little black dress
- Can be used an an accessory as well as a useful scarf to keep the neck area warm
- Versatile – I have seen people using it as a belt
- Classic, timeless piece from Alexander McQueen
- Delicate (since its 100% silk)
Why it made it to my BotW: I have had the scarf for almost 6 years, and I don’t baby it. In fact, I don’t baby any of my high-end purchases. My AM scarf has held up beautifully, and it is a must have piece for me in spring. I love pairing it with most of my outfits, and I don’t feel me without this!