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Drugstore foundations are always fun to try. They’re more affordable and accessible than most of the versions you’ll find at Sephora & department stores, but can really be hit or miss. I’ve tried some great ones & some duds and now there’s a new one on the market that I couldn’t wait to dive into – the new Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation. The original Lasting Finish Foundation will still be sticking around, so don’t worry if you love that one. This new version is supposed to be light and airy, so you don’t feel like you have anything on your skin and it can still breathe underneath your makeup, avoiding congestion and having your makeup look like it’s caked on.

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In addition to the new Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation, Rimmel is also launching a concealer and primer to go along with this.

I want to chat about the foundation with you first & I’ll touch on the concealer and primer below!

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The foundation ($11.99 CAD) is available in 15 shades (mostly mid-toned shades). This is definitely an expansion of the shade range they’ve offered before, which is great to see, but there’s definitely still room for improvement. It would be great to see them break into some darker shades, especially since brands are really starting to make an effort to have something for every skin tone, and to have more offerings for those with deeper skin tones since they’re still a little limited there.  That being said, it’s really nice to see a wider shade range, especially for a really affordable foundation option. Hopefully in the future, they’ll be able to expand this further and make it more inclusive.

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The foundation does feel really light on the skin and offers light to medium coverage, which can be built on. I found that it gave a really nice, even look to my complexion (I’ve been wearing the shade Classic Ivory) while helping to cover up problem areas. I do need to use concealer to build up more coverage on areas that need a bit more help, but really like how this wears for a daytime foundation. I actually prefer not to set this one with a powder; it has a pretty soft finish and sets nicely on my skin, but I’ve been pretty dehydrated lately and I find using a setting powder dries it out a bit too much. If you’re a bit oilier you might want to add this step in.

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The foundation comes with a wand applicator, which I like. I apply the foundation directly onto my skin using this and use a brush to blend it out. If you prefer a pump, you’re out of luck on this one; just use the applicator to throw some on your hand before you apply normally.

It’s not cakey at all, which is something we can all agree is a good thing, and it does leave my skin looking fresh. I found that it lasted quite well through the day and a bar shift; I did have a little bit of shininess at the end of the night but it wasn’t bad at all. It did fade a bit over some red spots, but again, at this point, I had been wearing it for about 18 hours. Will it last for 25 hours? I find that a little hard to believe, but for a light-to-medium coverage foundation I found that it did a pretty good job.

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The Rimmer Lasting Finish Breathable Concealer ($10.99 CAD), available in 6 shades, provides medium, buildable coverage for problem areas. It’s a bit on the thicker side and blends really nicely into to skin. I find that it does a pretty good job of covering up imperfections without looking heavy.

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It comes with a round, cushion applicator for direct application to the skin. It doesn’t work too well for me for really blending in the concealer, so I tend to apply to the skin using this and blend using either a sponge or my finger.

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This collection also includes the Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Primer ($11.99) to help prolong the life of your foundation by up to 8 hours. It’s quite thick and lotion-y and not my personal favourite style of primer. At first, it felt a bit tacky, but once my foundation had been applied and set it softened and left behind a more matte feel.

Will you be giving the Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation a try? What’s your favourite drugstore foundation?

Check back next week because I’ll be sharing a wear test video!

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Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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Last week I shared a look at the new Burt’s Bees Beauty makeup collection, and this week I’m bringing you a full face look – and my first YouTube video of 2018! I’m so excited to give video another try and I’m going to work really hard to learn how to create better videos and content and consistently bring you more. Give it a watch below and let me know what you think – I would love to hear from you and learn more about what you want to see moving forward!

If you enjoyed my Burt’s Bees Beauty makeup look, make sure you subscribe to my channel for more videos! I’m going to try to bring you at least one new video a week to get started.

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Update: This giveaway is now over – congratulations to Maritess S!

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Ugh. This winter is killingggg me. We’ve been stuck in a cold snap for so long that I don’t remember what 0 degrees feels like anymore. Of course, thanks to the cold, everything is unbelievably dry. My skin is dried out, breaking out and freaking out. My hair doesn’t want to behave. My body is flaky (gross, I know). I am, quite frankly, over winter.

Another big issue that many deal with when the winter weather hits? Cold sores. Not the most glamorous topic, I know, but one that I’m sure affects many of you. This time of year is especially troublesome for cold sore-sufferers as some of the main triggers for them include dry/cracked lips, colds, respiratory problems & fever and cold weather/wind. Not exactly the best season if you want to avoid an outbreak from popping up.

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Cold sores are definitely not something that anyone wants to deal with; they’re painful, can be difficult to get rid of, and can be embarrassing/stressful for the person affected by them. Luckily, there’s a new solution that can make dealing with them less of a chore. Lipivir, a non-prescription treatment, recently made its way to Canada and is changing the way sufferers deal with cold sores.

This lip gel was created to help reduce the frequency of cold sores. It uses a mixture of polyethylene glycols that stops cold sore triggers from infecting the area and actually producing a cold sore. It was designed to be applied twice daily (in the morning and before bed) to prevent future outbreaks. Once it’s been applied, you’re also free to wear makeup over top! Just give it 5 minutes to absorb.

Have you been dealing with outbreaks? I’ve teamed up with Lipivir for a giveaway that will probably make you a little happier. We’re giving away a tube of Lipivir to prevent future outbreaks and a $50 Sephora gift card that you can use to pick up a gorgeous new lip colour to wear over top.

To enter to win, comment below and let me know which lippy you would choose to show off once you’re cold sore free!

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Giveaway ends 01/15/2018 at 11:59 pm est – good luck!

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Update: Take a look at my full-face Burt’s Bees Beauty look!

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For 30 years, Burt’s Bees has been taking care of bodies from head-to-toe for 30 years now; the line has been a staple in many of our cupboards for years, with their body care products & lip balms helping to provide natural, good for you care. Over the past few years, they’ve started dipping their toes into products that are a bit more beauty-centric, and January marks the start of something new – the Burt’s Bees Beauty line, full of natural makeup products that cover all of your essential beauty needs.

They’re starting off by launching 7 products in a range of shades: mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow pencils, liquid foundation, powder foundation, blush and glossy lipsticks, with more shades & products to come in the future. All of the items range from 98.9% – 100% (most in the 100% area) natural, and all are free of parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, talc, synthetic fragrances and silicones. There’s just something so reassuring about knowing what you’re putting on your delicate skin. I had a chance to meet up with the Burt’s Bees team a couple of months ago to learn about the line and it was really refreshing to hear about the ingredients that go into making these.

I love how they stayed true to their roots and kept the honeycomb motif throughout the packaging; the face products & eyeshadows are all housed in honeycomb-shaped compacts, while you’ll notice it sprinkled throughout the rest of the packaging and even imprinted on the powders.

Anyways, I know you’re itching to learn more about what you’ll find in the collection, so read on to learn more about the products and see below for swatches! I’ll also be uploading a video to YouTube next week showing you a full face look using these Burt’s Bees Beauty products.

Eyes

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Burt’s Bees Beauty Eyeshadow in Dusky Woods

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Burt’s Bees Beauty Eyeshadow in Countryside Lavender

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For the eyes, Burt’s Bees has really covered their bases with this initial launch. You have a little bit of everything, with shadows, liner, brows and mascara all included in the lineup. Their eyeshadows come in sets of three shades, all of which are mineral-infused and safe enough to use on sensitive eyes. The shades are really beautiful – four different palettes available – and work nicely together to create a gorgeous eye look. I’ve been loving Countryside Lavender but really want to get my hands on Blooming Desert, which has a gorgeous coppery shade. To go along with the shadows, they’ve also introduced three fade-resistant eyeliners, which are available in Midnight Gray, Soft Black and Warm Brown. They’re smooth and soft and glide on nicely to create a beautiful line.

To finish off your eye look, the Nourishing Mascara in Classic Black and Black Brown is the perfect next step. This mascara helps to lengthen the eyelashes and contains Jojoba Oil to help nourish while you wear. This mascara is, again, great for anyone with sensitive eyes and those of us who wear contacts.

Finally, of course, they couldn’t forget about the brows. Available in blonde and brunette, these pencils fill in the brows with soft colour; the formula is almost powdery, making it perfect for application & then a brush through to disperse and give a more natural finish.

Face

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For the face, Burt’s Bees Beauty has a few options that will help to give your skin a healthy, natural look. They’ve created two different foundations and a powder blush for a gorgeous complexion. One of my favourite products, the Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup (available in 12 shades), is really one of the stars of the line. This medium-full coverage foundation is light on the skin and surprisingly moisturizing; no cakiness here and you can definitely build the coverage to a level that you want. It has a bit of a dewy finish that really does leave your skin with a nice glow.

To go along with this, they’ve also created a Mattifying Powder Foundation (available in 6 shades), which helps to control shine and, again, offers light-medium buildable coverage. It has a really soft, matte finish on the skin, and I find it actually works really well as a setting powder after using the liquid foundation if you prefer more of a matte finish.

To add a little colour and warm up your face, you can reach for the powder blush (available in 3 shades), created with bamboo & honey and infused with minerals for a healthy-looking glow. It’s definitely buildable and I find applies seamlessly, blending in really nicely.

Lips

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In the past couple of years, Burt’s Bees has definitely seen success with the introduction of coloured lip products. This year, they decided to add more to their lipstick lineup with these new Glossy Lipsticks, available in six pink & nude shades. They’ve been created with moringa oil and red raspberry seed oil to provide nourishment to the lips. They feel really nice on, with fairly light colour and a slightly glossy finish.

Swatches

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Burt’s Bees Eyeshadow in (L-R): Countryside Lavender & Dusky Woods (that gold shade is a stunner!)

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Burt’s Bees Eyeliner in Warm Brown & Soft Black, Brow Pencil in Blonde

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Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup in Natural Beige, Mattifying Powder Foundation in Vanilla & Bamboo, Blush in Bare Peach

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Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick in Nude Rain, Rose Falls, Pink Pool & Blush Ripple

Will you be giving any of the natural makeup from the Burt’s Bees Beauty line a try?

 

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2018 is only a few days away and with it comes a chance for a fresh start. Like many of you, I’ve decided that fitness is at the top of my list and this year I want to make a real promise to myself to stick with it. I’m going to be turning 30 in April and I want to be in the best shape of my life – both physically & mentally, but also in life in general. Am I going to become a fitness junkie? Nah. Am I going to try to be more active, eat healthier & make small life changes to get there? Absolutely.

If you’re like me and want to make a difference in your life this year, I’ve pulled together a list of a few products that might help to make your goals a bit more attainable. Check them out in and let me know in the comments below what your resolutions are & how you plan on getting there! (And don’t forget to sign up for your free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime for better pricing and free shipping on these items!)

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1. A cute pair of yoga leggings – Let’s face it, having a new set of workout clothes is definitely motivation to get back into a fitness routine. These leggings come in several colours and patterns and the stretchy material is great for easy movement.

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2. A fitness tracker – If you feel like you need a bit more of a push to stay active throughout the day, a fitness tracker might be just what you need. The Fitbit Charge 2 tracks your activity throughout the day, calories burned, heart rate and sleep among other things. I love that it reminds you to get up and move if you’ve been inactive for a while, which is great if you sit at a desk all day.

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3. Some new kicks – If you’ve been wearing your running shoes for a while, now might be a good time to pick up a new pair. A new pair of shoes can give you the support you need while active and help improve your workouts.

 

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4. A convenient yoga mat – Looking for an easy activity you can do at home? Yoga is great for any level of activity and can help improve your mindfulness while you’re at it. A comfortable yoga mat, like this affordable version, can be carried anywhere. There are tons of apps out there that can help you get your routine started on your own or check out a local class to get going.

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5. A motivating cookbook  – Feeling healthier is just as much about taking care of yourself on the inside as on the outside. If you need some inspiration for healthier food options that taste good, try picking up a few cookbooks that focus on delicious, good-for-you meals. There are a ton of options out there right now, like The Beauty Chef and Oh She Glows, that will help you to make better food choices without sacrificing taste.

How do you plan to put your New Year’s Resolutions into action?

 

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