Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bat Those Lashes!

The easiest way to make any look glamourous? Glitter and lashes! Here's an easy look that's simple and fun for the holidays!

(The eyes were super sparkly, but didn't pick up in the photo's very well, sorry!)

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern. Set with an illuminating powder to maintain the look of glowing skin.
2 Blend a sheer golden bronze blusher or bronzer onto the apples of the cheeks, back through the cheekbones, around the sides of the hairline, and touch the nose and chin. This sheer wash of glistening colour will give the skin a healthy, glowing look!
Apply gold glitter all over the lid from the lash line up to the brow bone.
4 Line your upper lash line generously with a black cream, cake, or liquid liner and extend the end into a dramatic flick.
5 Lightly coat your lashes with mascara before applying a pair or long and thick, wispy lashes for lots of drama!
6 For a more sultry look, apply a deep gold pencil liner onto the waterline (inside of the eye).
7 Lightly coat the lips with a sheer pinky gloss for a more natural look... or go glam with a bright glossy red!

(click photo's to enlarge)

Products Used:
Diorskin Airflash Foundation
Givenchy Mr. Light Concealer
Stila Illuminating Powder
Bare Minerals Healthy Radiance
Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil '04'
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Drops
Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner 'Black'
Burberry Volumizing Mascara
Velour Mink Lashes 'Naughty Me'
Laura Mercier Kohl Eyeliner 'Black Gold'
Bare Minerals Lip Gloss '7 Layer Cake'

xo candice

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My November Favourites

This past month I've been loooovvvinggg my YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara! This is a ridiculously expensive mascara... especially when you're throwing it out 3 months later... but ohhh how I love it! Not only is the packaging super chic and sexy, it leaves me with full, feathery, non clumpy lashes!

I've also been trying to feed my thirsty skin with the Dior HydraLife Pro-Youth Hydrating Serum this month and I hate that I love this stuff! It feels and smells so good but it's super pricey! I've been using it every night and really enjoying it... my skin feels so silky after I put this amazing serum on!

Lasty, I'm making up for my favourite splurges with this amazing toner from Clarins! I love the alcohol free toners from Clarins because not only do they all have great ingredients, they have a really awesome gel-like texture that feels so good on the skin! The one I've been using is the Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster and it's only $15! If you've been looking for a good toner lately... please check out the Clarins selection... I guarantee you're going to love em'!

xo candice
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I wore this fun look to my 'Winter Wonderland' themed holiday meeting at work! By the time I took these pictures I'd already been running around for 7 hours so it's sadly a bit faded. The inner corner highlight was much stronger and the entire look was much more glittery than it photographed!

AAANnnyyway! Sorry I've been MIA, the holiday season is busy busy busy! Hope you guys enjoy this look!


1 Pat an eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
2 Peel off the eyeshadow sticker and line it up with your lash line. Hold the far sides down with your thumb and index finger and use your other hand to rub and smooth the back of the sticker to transfer the design.
3 When removed, you will see the design and feel that the shadow feels very sticky and creamy. Try to keep your eye as closed as possible so that you don't smear the snowflake design! Use a stiff brush or you finger to soften the edges.
4 Apply a translucent powder on top of the snow flake to set it into place. Press an iridescent blue shadow all over the lid starting 2/3's of the way in. Wrap it around the lower lash line as well. Make sure you use a small brush around the intricate design of the snowflakes!
5 Press a light blue iridescent shadow on the first third of the lid and a frosty duo chrome white/green on the inner corners of the eyes. Use this duo chrome eyeshadow to soften the edges all around your blue eyeshadow (top and bottom) and to highlight the brow to make the whole look glow! I brought this colour down onto my cheekbones as well to tie the whole look together!
6 Pat a fine, light blue glitter all over the lid.
7 Define the outer corner of the upper lash line with a thin line of black liquid or gel liner and apply lots of mascara to the upper lashes!

Products Used:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
Dior Universal Brow Styler
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
ColorOn Eye Envy Winter Sticker
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Radiam'
L.A. Colours Private Eye Eyeshadow Palette (light frosty blue)
Naked Cosmetics Pigment 'Ivory Stack IV-05'
Makeup Forever Diamond Powder 'Blue'
Sephora Collection Liquid Liner
YSL Mascara

xo candice
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