Thursday, August 9, 2012

Random Thursday: Favourite Beauty Products

First of all, since I can practically hear y'all thinking it, NO, I did not mis-spell "favourite." I'm Canadian. That's how we do here.

Second of all, I know, I know, you gave me up for dead. I'm hoping that rather than being super mad at me for being gone for so long, you'll just be overwhelmingly relieved that I'm back! No? Fuck.

Anyway, what better way to stage a comeback than to join Lin (along with Natalie and Kailyn) for Random Thursdays? This week's theme is:

So let's get started!

As some of you may know, I also have a (sadly neglected) beauty blog, The Beautiful Addiction. So if you want to see a TON of beauty and make-up posts, head over there. However, this stuff is what I'm really digging at the moment!

1. MAC Makeup Remover Wipes

 I have really sensitive eyes, and I found that even the quilted cotton makeup remover pads would disintegrate leading to bits of cotton in my eyes. Not fun. Also, they tend to absorb a lot of makeup remover, meaning you have to use a lot more and it doesn't work as well. I absolutely love MAC's wipes because they address both of these issues. You might be thinking that they're expensive - so let me share a little tip. Unless you work in the theatre you will probably find that by cutting one of these wipes in half, you'll have more than enough for daily use - which means that one package will last twice as long! I did the math once, and by doing this I found that per use, they cost less than drug store alternatives, and worked much better.

2. Clinique Super City Block SPF 40

It's summer. It's hot. I am pale. 'Nuff said.

3. Orly Nail Polish in "Ancient Jade"

Something about summer makes me want to bust out the turquoise, coral and bright pink nail polishes, and this is one of my all-time faves!

4. Nars Eyeshadow Duo in "Kalahari"

You know how sometimes you just want to reach for makeup in the morning when you're half asleep, and then look in the mirror several hours later and NOT have the sudden and horrific realization that you look like a kid drew on you with neon crayons while you were asleep? This is my go-to eyeshadow duo when I want effortlessly flattering. The colour on the left has a bit of a metallic, burnished bronze finish and the one on the right is a beautiful bruised plum taupe colour that I absolutely LOVE on green or hazel eyes. Gorgeous.

5. MAC Lipstick in "Rebel"

Though I often favour bright pink lipsticks in the summer, I could not live without my Rebel. It might look a bit intimidating, but what I love about it is that you can apply it very sparingly for a universally flattering berry stain, or go to town and have the most intense, wonderful deep berry shade imaginable. Though I think it looks good on everyone, it makes me wish I had dark skin, cos I think it looks fab on you darker ladies!

That's it for my very first (but certainly not last) Random Thursday post! Pop on over to one of the blogs linked above to link up and do your very own!


  1. How do you like Orly polish? I've tried a mini bottle and I quite like it.

    1. I actually really like it - I think it's as good as Essie or OPI from the ones I've tried. My fave (particularly for summer!) is Ancient Jade. What's your fave?

  2. My cousin worked for MAC up until last week & always tried getting me to try those makeup remover wipes. Still, never have though. I want that nail polish so bad! Never seen that color before but I'm totally diggin' it.


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