Thursday, October 11, 2018

Best of Both Worlds: Cover FX vs Nars Concealer

Morning Girls!
I wanted to share this short review about The Cover FX Power Play and The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, I guess you guys have heard about it in the past. If you don't know which one is better to get, reading this will definitely help you to make your decision
I will compare 5 main things so let's get started! 

Side note: The price for both is almost the same just like $1.00 dollar difference, so I'm not going to make this as part of the main things to discuss.

1. Coverage
Both of them do their job really good, but the Cover FX has exceeded my expectations at the point where I don't feel the need to use foundation anymore,  I stopped using it since a couple of weeks now and my skin has gotten clear of any sort of breakouts.
Big Pro: The Cover FX makes your makeup to last longer, this is definitely a plus, especially for long days where retouching my makeup is a need.
2. Texture
Another thing to point out is that the Nars concealer is a little bit more oily than the Power Play so if your skin is dry you should opt for the Nars one. I have neutral skin so the Cover FX  works amazing on me because it doesn't feel sticky/greasy at all, which is something I really love.
3. Breakouts?
None of these two causes breakouts. I have tried both brands and they are amazing on the skin. Both brands use high quality ingredients to create their products.
My recommendation here is try to use always: A good concealer, foundation and powder. The cheapest brands they do not use the best ingredients and this is why many of them causes a lot of breakouts.. also it all depends on how often do you use makeup and how sensitive your skin is.

4. Easier to apply
For the applicator, I got to say both are really different.
As I said it previously, I use the Cover FX not only as a concealer but as my foundation too so this one is perfect because the applier is puffy and it's super easy to apply it all over the face while the Nars one is perfect for under eyes as it's like a stick, this one I would say is perfect to make thin lines like in your nose, etc.. while the Cover FX can't because it's padded.
5. Product Quantity
The Nars one comes with 22 oz/ 6 ml. While the Cover FX comes with 0.33 oz/ 10 ml/.
Clear winner in this bullet... The Cover FX.

My last thoughts are... if you are looking for just a concealer, the Nars one is great, but if you are looking for a concealer with a better and long lasting coverage you should definitely get the Cover FX, this one does like the extra mile and I've been loving it because of this.

Thanks for reading!
x. Laura


Monday, October 8, 2018

Taking the Best Pictures in Fall Season

I was waiting for this season so bad! The truth is fall is my favourite season to get dressed, the weather allows us to be so extra, am I right?! plus what's better than the leaves, trees and pumpkin everything?
I got to say there is not special trick when it comes to getting the perfect shot is just to pick a good location and set yourself in a place surrounded by the leaves and trees around you.
I got to say I do like to pick some of my looks based on the location, all to get a good balance and contrast between colours, if you are really picky about getting a neat feed on your Instagram this is something that you wanna consider.
1. Pick an Iconic Location from your city, these are some examples of my favourite ones

Place: Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C.

- Place: Jardin des Tuileries,  Paris, FR.

- Place: Plaรงa de Catalunya, Barcelona

2. Do your search: Look for inspirational pictures, I personally love Pinterest when I'm looking for an idea/look in specific.
This photo below was taken a year ago and I still love it

Again, I love everything about fall leaves, here is another example of a cool shot I got from a couple of years ago in Lyon, France

Pulling textures, accessories and layers over layers I got to say is my favourite thing to welcome the cold


Friday, October 5, 2018

Pixie's New Collection Launch

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to assist to the new Pixie's collection launch in Vancouver.
As a total skincare junkie and in my 25 years, I've had the opportunity of trying out good, bad and amazing products through my blogger path.

Pixie has been definitely a brand that has allowed me to pamper my skin in so many ways I didn't seem possible, they're always innovating; adding new vitamins, essential oils to their makeup and creams.

Ingredients and scents are two essential things whenever I'm looking to purchase a skincare product, I got to say that this line is amazing because of the refreshing smell to Rose which I personally love.

I really recommend to start setting up a beauty routine, I feel since I started taking care of my skin I've seen so many changes not only physically speaking but it also has allowed me to love myself much more. There is no better therapy on earth than knowing how to spoil yourself and I feel that the skin is the most important thing because at the end it will reflect how we did took care of it while we were young.

Lastly, my current favourites are the highlighter and the moisturizer (they're super must-haves!) All Pixie products are sold now in drug stores which make them totally affordable, but what I really love more is the quality and the great eye into details in every product they launch.

Feel free to check their website here

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