Week 12: Be My Own Sunshine

Self love is such a strong topic that I talk about over and over again on this blog, yet I never actually mentioned the words “self love” until today. In fact, I only noticed it today when I was looking back at my posts.

Been through quite a bit in the past year or two, rough patches, some tears, and a lost soul. At the end of the day, I will always have myself here to feel the pain and heal the damage; learn from my mistakes and become someone better and stronger.

 

1. Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick in 302

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Left: 1 swatch, Right: 2 swatches

Price: USD37.00 / CAD44.00

Links: Guerlain, Sephora

Pros:

  • Perfect my lip but better shade
  • Beautiful, sleek packaging
  • Thin, but creamy formula makes it very easy to apply

Cons:

  • Lasts less than 2 hours
  • Must use a thick balm underneath it as it can be very drying

Why it made it to my BotW: Beauty comes in all shapes and forms, and wearing minimal makeup is definitely one. I love wearing this shade on days where I have a super bronzy but natural base, making me look like I just came back from the beach.

 

2. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone

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Left: 2 swatches, Right: 1 swatch

Price: USD38.00 / CAD46.00

Links: Becca Cosmetics, Sephora

Pros:

  • No visible glitter whatsoever
  • Offers a variety of shades for any skin tones
  • Creamy and blendable formula
  • Gives you that intense, in your face JLo glow

Cons:

  • Easy to go overboard

Why it made it to my BotW: How can my summer even be called a summer when I’m not looking like a bronzy, glowy mess? Been obsessed with the Limited Edition ABH Amrezy Highlighter, but this just takes that to a next level.

 

3. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in 10 and 60

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Price: USD21.00 / CAD25.00

Links: Make Up For Ever , Sephora

Pros:

  • Many colours to choose from
  • Soft and buttery, makes application easy
  • Opaque shades with 1 swatch
  • Lasts 8 hours + on the lids
  • Smudgable if you work fast after application

Cons:

  • Smudges on my lower lash line if I sweat

Why it made it to my BotW: Those who know me know well that I am not a fan of pencil liners. I would honestly still choose my liquid liners over these any day, but some days its just not about precision, and the wing flick. I love using these as a quick smudgy look. They get the job done, and last even longer on the lids by setting it with some eyeshadow.

 

4. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

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Price: USD45.00 / CAD57.00

Links: Sephora

Pros:

  • Smells like heaven with beach
  • Micro sparkles that make your skin look super flawless under light or the sun
  • The most moisturizing body butter I’ve ever used

Cons:

  • Price

Why it made it to my BotW: You can’t get a body product to smell better than this. It’s the perfect body butter for dry skin, and the perfect scent for summer. I save this for special occasions where I want my skin to look blurred, and smell like a luxury nude beach. I’m not lying!

 

5. Chanel

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Price: USD790.00 / CAD830.00

Links: Chanel

Pros:

  • Softest lambskin you will ever stick your feet in
  • Timeless, classic, stunning
  • Goes well with almost any outfit
  • Makes your feet look instantly smaller and prettier
  • Holds up to its wear beautifully
  • Will last decades if well taken care of

Cons:

  • Price
  • Not suited for narrow feet
  • Bottom is not cushioned

Why it made it to my BotW: One of my favourite pair of flats. The comfortability and prettiness cannot make me say no. I get so many complements from people, it’s insane! I love how it makes any outfit prettier, even a t-shirt with skinny jeans. I have had it soled by a cobbler when I first got them.

6. Somebody – The Chainsmokers, Drew Love

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