Time to Review some Nars

Okay so I know Nars is one of the top cosmetic brands around and I can honestly say I know why!  I absolutely love their line.  I mean like everything there are some flaws but my skin is also a little bit tricky!!


I have a few things that I will review in this blog; no need having multiple ones about the same company when I can do a few of them in one!

First up their ALL DAY luminous Weightless Foundation


What Nars says about their product:

Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that’s completely natural looking.

What my experience with the product is:

I will def say that this foundation CAN be a full coverage and it is a pretty weightless foundation, I would say that it is more medium but you can build it to be full.  It says you only need one pump but to get the coverage that I like it is more like 2-3 pumps.  People say it looks better when you apply it with your fingers however I am not one that likes to apply foundation with my hands unless I forget a brush and I am out somewhere and need a quick fix.  I find it very easy to blend with a brush and it looks amazing!!

I don’t find that it gives my skin type a big glow but it’s not completely matte either it’s a good level of both.  I find when I first put it on it looks amazing but with my skin type it does wear off I mean there is NO WAY I could get 16 hours of one application, I would say about half of that before you think maybe I need to touch it up a bit.

All in all I really do like this foundation, it really does feel light weight and makes you forget that you are wearing any makeup which is exactly the type of foundation I like! Right now my skin is super dry thanks to a combination of this beautiful winter and the new born I have so right now it is not ideal for my skin.  I have found this product does stick to prominent dry patches, but if your dry skin issues are only minor,  you won’t find it too bad as long as you have a decent moisturizer underneath. If you like quick and easy this is your bestfriend!

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer


LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  This is my to go to concealer; it has a wide range of colours and I would be shocked if you can’t find your shade!

What Nars says:

Coveted by artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, new Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with lightweight medium to high buildable coverage. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.

What my experience is with it:

I absolutely love it!!  It covers up my mom bags perfectly; I don’t know what I would do without it!!  It is very easy to work with..now concealer is the one product I like to put on with my fingers as I find the heat of our fingers helps it to settle better!

I will say although it is creamy it is not exactly moisturizing so if you are very dry under your eyes it may not be the best one for you! It is a thin texture so it for the most part does not stick/crease to your lines.  It provides med – full coverage but if you wish to sheer it out a bit it is very easy to do just add a little bit of your moisturizer to it and you are good to go!

I also prime my eyes with it sometimes and it works wonderfully; really helps the true pigment of your shadow show!!

If you have not yet tried this I really recommend you go out now and purchase it!





Kat Von D’s Lock it Foundation

Hey everyone!  Again been a while I have lots to review so I will be around this week for sure!

So I was out of foundation (besides mixing colours together) so I thought I would finally see what all the hype is with Kat Von D’s Lock it Foundation.  Here are my thoughts

I totally understand why everyone loves it; I mean the coverage is amazing and a little goes a LONG way!!  That being said I’m actually not a fan of this foundation and would not purchase it again.   I say this because it simply does not work with my skin.  I don’t like to look like I am wearing a ton of make up and I find with my dry skin the foundation just sits on top of my face and makes it look even more dry than it already is.  I have mixed it with my cream and it still did not make a difference.  Maybe someone with oily skin would benefit more from this foundation but if you have dry my advice is stay away from it!!   Here’s another annoying thing about the foundation:  the packaging is gorgeous I can’t deny that but how many ppl have actually held on to that tiny plastic piece that goes into the hole where the foundation comes out?? Because I don’t even think mine lasted a day; I mean come on there has to be a better way to stop your foundation from leaking than s tiny plastic piece!!  Oh and the smell of it…I’m not going to lie it’s not a pretty smell!

If you do try this foundation it is pretty thick and full coverage be patient with the blending it will be worth it!!   If you have dry skin like myself def use a primer underneath it and sheer it out with some of your favourite moisturizer!

Also on the plus side if you have a hard time finding your colour foundation she does have a ton of shades available!


I would love to hear from people with more oily skin and how they liked this foundation as I feel like you would love it!

Meet The Krems!!

Hi guys,

Okay I was so excited to get asked to be a part of Mike and Erins big day!!  I have known Mike for years so when his now wife approached me I was ecstatic!!

Mike and I knew eachother way back when we were really athletic and sprint kayaking and always dressed in spandex so it was nice to be a part of his day and see the lovely photos of the two of them all dressed up!

I don’t think he could have picked a better match as Erin is such a gorgeous person both inside and out!

Mike and Erin got married at Carl’s catering in Brampton their hair was done at an extremely cute salon called Erin Melinda Hair studio which is located in Pickering.  Photography was done by Photography by Rowen Make up done by Moi (Bride, Bridal party and Mother of the Groom; Mike didn’t let me do his unfortunately).  All make up was airbrushed with my favourite brand Kett Cosmetics.  If you wish to know more about airbrushing you can ask me or you can always check out Kett.

Below are a few photos of their day for you to look at.

Erin thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day, it was great to hang out with you and the girls!!  I am so happy for the two of you as you clearly are a perfect match!!




Lips Lips Lips

It’s been a long time since I have done any reviews so I thought I’ll start them up again; even if people don’t read them at least it will help me remember all the different products i’ve tried and why I do or don’t like them!!

Anyone have a hard time finding that perfect lipstick?!?!  Lately I have tried some lipstick brands which I have not tried as I tend to stick to the ones I really like such as Stila, MAC (just like the feel of the MAC ones but aren’t my favourite), MUFE and Nars.

Lately I thought why not try cover girl for once b/c man those Katy Perry colours look unreal!!  So while the colours are unreal the lipsticks def were not my favourite.  Even though they say “MATTE” in capital letters on the package they are not matte which is honestly fine with me because I do like a more creamy texture.


They glide on nicely and the pigment is amazing; however I find with some of the colours you def have to layer it a bit more than usual as they show up a bit patchy and I found once they settle into your lips your lips just start to feel more dry the longer you wear them and they wear off quickly besides the outer part of your lips.  Overall they are just about 9.00 per lipstick which is a great price however I’d rather pay the extra $20 and get one that I am happy with and that does not become bally. Hard to stay away from those gorgeous colours though that is one thing i will give them 5 stars about!!



Okay so I have tried several products from smashbox and I have liked most of them; however I’m not positive on their lipsticks!   Again the pigments are great and when I first put it on I thought this could be my next favourite lipstick brand, they glide on really smooth and they  just felt really nice!  However as the day went on and I would look in the mirror it would fade with the ring around your lips; basically looked like I was wearing lipliner and didn’t fill in the rest of my lips!!  I will try the ones I bought again in hopes that my lips were just having a very bad day and will follow up on them!




Urban Decay

Okay so not only did these guys switch up their packaging (which I love and I don’t get how ppl can say they don’t love it)  they also switched up their formula as well!   I can say right now these are my favourites and I need to get some of the bolder colours!   While these are not moisturizing they are not drying either.  They do not settle into the lines of your lips, the dry patches you may have . The first application does not glide on as smoothly at first but it’s just the first time you use it, after that they glide on wonderfully!  They last quite a long time and they continue to feel smooth; like you don’t have anything on at all.  I highly recommend trying out the new lip lines from them as I do not have anything bad to say!!!


Now you tell me what are YOUR favourite/least favourite lipsticks and why?!?!


Colby The Ninja Turtle Turns 5!!!!

Colby’s 5!! And what better way to celebrate than partying with all his friends as the Ninja Turtles?!?!

Purdy Girls helped throw this little Ninja Turtle an awesome birthday. Princess Tutu’s made Colby and all his friends personalized capes and masks in the Ninja Turtle colours, I painted their faces green while Mia captured it all on her camera!

We then played a bunch of games, including “Vaporize a Villain”, pin the mask on the Ninja Turtle and show us your best ninja move (some were pretty cute/hilarious)!!!  We then stopped for Pizza and of course every kids favourite the Birthday Cake!! Colbys amazing birthday cake was done by H & C’s Sweet Boutique.

Colby’s mother threw an amazing party! It was a perfect day to have his party outside in the backyard; it was a pleasure meeting such a nice family and such wonderful kids!!

It was such an incredible day and Mia and I are so glad we were part of it.

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Carolyn and Keville’s big day at Deer Creek

Hey everyone,

Okay so Carolyn I have known for a while from when I was a kid playing against her in basketball when we were in elementary school. She wrote me to ask me if I could do her and her bridal parties make up on the day of her wedding Sept 28th 2013 and of course there was no hesitation I was excited to do her wedding!

Carolyn and her friends had such great personalities I never wanted to leave! I had a great time with them. I believe I even shed a tear as there was some amazing and touching things going on while getting her ready for her big day. Her soon to be husband gave her an amazing gift which made her light up and also shed a little tear and even though I did not know her father I am sure he was an amazing man and I shed a little tear with them (hopefully they did not see this).

Carolyn’s make up was classic red lips with light shadow and the black liner as well as we can’t forget the lashes (all brides need lashes)!!

Carolyn I wish you and Keville all the best you looked stunning and so so happy!! Please see pictures below as well as click the link to see this amazing video . Photography was done by All this Happiness Studio

Please share your comments and let me know how you like it!
Carolyn and Keville’s wedding Video

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Vasanti Skin Care

Okay so back a few posts I pretty much said Vasanti primer did nothing for me and that I will never use it again; however that is not saying that some of their other products are not AMAZING

I have very sensitive skin and it is hard to find face washes and exfoliators that I like and don’t completely dry out my face or give me some kind of reaction

This is what Vasanti’s website says about their Detox face wash:


Our skin is assaulted every day with pollutants, impurities and makeup residue. Deep clean and detoxify without stripping away natural moisture to reveal healthier, brighter looking skin. A daily cleanse with gentle foaming Detox removes unwanted impurities that can clog pores and lead to a dull complexion.

Loaded with advanced active ingredients including omega 3 and 6, Detox also has anti-aging properties and helps to protect skin from further chemical and environmental pollutants to keep skin in optimal condition.

What I say: it is the best face wash I have ever tried it helps make my skin feel fresh and clean I actually tell a difference and my skin does not react badly to it at all. It does not clog my pores it makes my skin look brighter and healthier and I love the feel of my skin after I use it!

Now this is what their site says about their other amazing product brighten up:

Dramatically improve your skin’s texture to reveal softer, brighter and younger looking skin! Brightens with powerful papaya enzymes to give radiance, exfoliates with dermatologist grade micro-crystals and gently cleanses with aloe vera, coconut and panthenol.

Triple Action Formula:
1. Powerful papaya enzymes break down dead skin cells to help progressively smooth your skin’s surface and uncover a healthy radiant glow.
2. Dermatologist-grade Microderm Crystals at 25%, work to stimulate and exfoliate your skin to help smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and blemishes. Many dermatologists use these same crystals for their microdermabrasion treatments.
3. Aloe vera, coconut, panthenol along with a mild cleansing gel keeps your skin hydrated and refreshed and helps soothe the skin during the exfoliation process

My review on it is that I have never found a better exfoliation wash for my face. It makes my face feel amazing and look even better! You are not use an exfoliator everyday; depending on your skin you are to use it 2-3 times a week. My trick with this is if I know I am going out somewhere and I want to look my best I exfoliate either the night before or the morning of and my make up looks 10 times better than it does usually. I highly recommend both of these products I do not have a bad thing to say about either of them besides I wish I had a life time supply!!!

Also try their Eye Wonder cream it feels unreal and helps with moisture around your eyes as well as it is supposed to help with the dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness I can say that it has helped me with moisture and puffiness but the rest will take some time to notice a difference and I do not have many wrinkles around my eyes yet.

Try them out let me know what you think. Most shopper drug marts will carry them so go now and try them!!!!