Sunday, February 1, 2015


Every month there are a handful of products that I reach for time and time again. Normally there seems to be a general theme, skin care, or weather related, etc..., but for the first month of 2015 my top picks are kind of all over the place. I've been obsessed with everything from hair care to tanning products, but these ten proved to be the real game changers of January. 

I've kept my makeup exceptionally minimal this month, some days not even putting an ounce on just to give my skin a break. On days when I do apply makeup there are three products that I can't seem to get ready without, including the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Anastasia Contour Kit and the Make Up For Ever Ink Liner. All three are so lust-worthy that you are probably sick of hearing about them, but let me break down why I keep them within arms reach. A) I've never experienced a primer that feels this luxurious, while truly extending the wear time of my makeup – and it never breaks me out. B) The Contour Kit is 'bow down bitches' worthy – it features 6 shades, 3 for highlighting and 3 for contouring, which work together to give you that perfect Kardashian chiseled effect. And finally, C) I've tried a lot of liners in the past but none are as pigmented or smudge-proof as the Ink Liner.

To add a lil sumthing, sumthing to my otherwise boring January looks I've been reaching for my new ColourPop Lippie Stix. I purchased a total of 5 shades from this line, but Feminist is hands down my favourite shade/formula. Nails wise nothing has been worn nearly as frequently as my Essie Cashmere Matte polishes – between myself and my friends. There is something truly unique about the demi-matte finish these polishes feature, which makes me forget what a pain they are to apply. 

I was also introduced to a few products that made my eyes brighter, my skin more tanned and my hair glossier – three side effects you can't ignore, in the best way possible. For brighter eyes I've turned to the Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks, which intensely plump and hydrate the under eye region. Realistically though, I'm just a little kid trapped in a grown up's body who loves the idea of applying 'dragon's blood' to my skin. The tanned skin comes from my frequent use of the Karora Express Bronzing Mousse, a company/product that is brand new to Canada and couldn't come at a better time. This tanner helps me go from vampire to Brazilian bombshell, real quick. Plus it adjusts based on your skin tone to ensure you never end up a Snooki hue. And finally, my hair has been praising the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner this month. I originally HATED this shampoo, until I figured out how to produce a decent lather with it – simply apply, quickly shove head back under the water, then lather up. When I dry my hair, it looks and feels healthy and has a killer sheen, even if I've yet to style it. 

What products were you obsessed with this month?

AM¥     XO

[*]Some of the items in this post have been sent to THE PRETT¥ VAIN for purpose of review. All views expressed reflect my own opinion on the product. For additional information please see the Disclaimer.  


  1. That Mineral Veil Primer sure is something special!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

    1. It's like nothing I've ever felt before. I'm afraid I found my HG primer, which is sure to follow me until the end of time.

  2. The contour palette is beyond beautiful!

    1. It's honestly my FAVOURITE new release. And I can't get over how many contour posts I've been seeing recently. Definitely on trend :)

      <3 xx

  3. The Essie nail colours are gorgeous! Have a quick look at my blog i am also on bloglovin.

    1. Thank you!
      Having a peak at your site now :)