Take these three beauty items with you into 2020 …

December 31, 2019By stephanie No Comments

It’s a common feeling to want to bring in a whole bunch of “NEW” into the new year. Most people are gung ho to renew, refresh, and reinvent, and often times this comes with the idea of tossing out the old and buying (or adopting) a bunch of new. Unreasonable? No. Cathartic? Absolutely.

This being a beauty blog, new year for me is about bringing in or trying a new look or style; tossing expired or dated makeup; and changing up my routine. It’s fun, and exciting, and gives me a total sense of self-care.

Bit whether you plan to start cracking down on a strict skincare routine, or revamping yourself out of a makeup rut, here are three beauty items to take with you into 2020 …

1. An effective skin serum : I swear by skin serums. I’m currently alternating between two (one for day and one for night) and the results are delightful. My skin has never behaved better. You may be tempted to bring in and try a new skincare system for 2020, but hang on to your serum – especially if you found one that really works for you. Whether you’re about to embark on a seven-step regimen OR plan to Marie Kondo your routine into a simple three items, make sure your serum stays a part of it.
Try : Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, The Ordinary Buffet Serum

2. A luminizing base : Nothing says a fresh new year of beauty than a base that reflects the same thing – freshness. If you’re the type who hangs on to different formulations, be sure to keep a lightweight, luminizing base in your rotation. It could be a foundation, a BB cream, or a tinted moisturizer, but as long as it makes your skin look dewy and glowing – it’s a keeper. Apply the lightest layer on the days you don’t need much makeup, and dust a setting powder only where you need it most. It’s a softer diffused look that always looks healthy.
Try : Clinique Even Better Glow Foundation, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

3. A feel-good lip colour : It can be red, fuchsia, or shimmery pink – the choice is yours. But a feel good lip colour, something that makes you feel like you’re pulled together, is a MUST KEEP. Statement lip colour is a total look on its on and so much easier to achieve than any other look, e.g. liquid liner, a smokey eye, perfectly symmetrical and blended contour and highlight. Right? The trick : make sure the lips are prepped and primed before applying lip colour for the best finished look.
Try : NARS Audacious Lipstick, MAC Lipstick, YSL The Slim Lisptick

Wishing you all a prosperous and beautiful 2020, and a new decade’s worth of growth and amazement!

if you must : bite beauty …

March 4, 2016By stephanie

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting the people behind Bite Beauty, Canada’s very own lipstick mega brand. Little ol’ me was treated to a tour of the lab and offices, and had a behind the scenes look at how their incredible formulations, colours and products all come together. As a person who values their worth in the amount of lipstick I own … this was a BIG deal for me. Huge!

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Since Bite Beauty’s new Amuse Bouche line becomes fully available at Sephora today … I thought I would share a couple of photos from my visit. I’d really like to thank the crew at Bite Beauty for their hospitality and couldn’t be more appreciative that they let me into their space. If you are a fan of all things Bite, you should know that every single product you purchase is carefully prepared, crafted, and packaged, and judging by what I saw yesterday, always made with a smile (or lots of laughs!).

bite1I didn’t take a selfie in my lab coat to prove I was there,
but if you look you can see my reflection taking this shot. Ha ha!
My first love about Bite – the minimalist+modern office layout,
and their own pieces on the walls!

bite2We all know by know that after 10 years of this blog …
photography IS NOT my strong suit.
Sure, the sign is cutoff, but I agree, Handmade IS better.
This is the sign that graces the hall before one goes into the lab!

bite3Tubes and tubes of gloss. Um. Yes please!

bite4My favourite shot of the day … not only were these ladies smiling
the entire time and dancing for my picture …
but when I say friendly and fun crew …
check out the wave and smile of the “photobombed” all the way in the back!

Thanks again Bite Beauty Crew! And beauty junkies, if you must … get to Sephora today and check out Bite’s new Amuse Bouche Lipsticks!
I mean – it’s the weekend – just do it!

-s-

p.s. for pics of some of the shades of the Amuse Bouche Line,
please click over to our Instagram page for my LOTD pics!