Tay’s Thoughts- Benefit Benebalm

 

I feel like the Benefit Tints are such an iconic product of Benefit’s cosmetic line. I fell in love with the Benefit Benetint at the young age of 10 and as Benefit continued to broaden the color range, I became a bigger and bigger fan. Alas, I could not wait to try out the newest part of the Tints family: the balm tints.

At first, I was not overly impressed with the Benefit lip tints. When I first had the chance to try these out, I thought they were average and boring, but then I realized they are only boring because they are such a staple makeup product to have. They are your typical tinted lip balm but with a few added features thrown in. First, how cute is the packaging? If there’s one thing Benefit nails every single time, it’s the packaging. The polka dot metal tube is adorable. Second, the lip tints are actually incredibly hydrating! They contain mango butter and sodium hyaluronate to soften and condition lips. Thirdly, the classic Benetint color is gorgeous. It’s a rosy red that starts out sheer, but is easily buildable to a more bold red.

One of my favorite things about these lip tints is that they are a great product to go with the Benefit tint stains. Although the Benefit classic tints are great for staining your lips, they offer no hydration. That’s why the lip tints are so fabulous to layer with the stains! Hydration and long-lasting color! What more could you want?

I’ve only had the chance to try out the classic Benebalm shade but the lip tints come in three other colors that match the classic stains- Posiebalm, Chachabalm, and Lollibalm. I want to get my hands on Lollibalm so badly! It’s the perfect orchid color, since Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year after all!

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*ftc disclaimer: I was gifted this product for free from Benefit but all opinions are my own.

ImPress Manicure

I have always had the ugliest nails. I was a nail biter when I was a kid so I blame that as the reason why my natural nails are so short and stubby. Alas, I am always looking for new nail products to make my nails look a bit prettier since regular nail polish doesn’t always cut it.

I tried out the imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails today and I thought they were a very cool product. They are super easy to apply. All you need to do is find 10 out of the 24 nails that fit your nails best, peel off the plastic tab and press on to your nails. And voila! All done! The only issue I found with these nails is that they are too long for me. I have super small nail beds so these nails hung off the end of my finger quite a bit. For someone that is only used to short nails, these will require quite some getting used to. Other than that, I think these nails work great! They are very durable and I have no trouble believing they will last up to a week!

They style I tried out today is called Hottie and they are a magenta base with fun neon and silver glitter designs. They are great for summer and I am planning on wearing these to work tonight to spice up my all black outfit!

I also received a really pretty green-purple duochrome set of nails that I will be trying out and blogging about at a later date so stay posted for that!

imPress Manicure: http://impressmanicure.com/

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Tay’s Thoughts- Benefit Big Easy

Now that the warmer weather has finally hit Edmonton (it was literally snowing last week), it’s time to switch up my foundations. During the winter, I wear my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation but that one is way too oily to wear during the summer. It just sweats right off. So I’ve been switching to the new Benefit Big Easy ‘foundation’. It’s not really a foundation but it’s a bit more than a BB cream so I’m not sure what to call it.

This foundation is such a cool product and I was so excited to receive it at my Benefit training. There are so many awesome features about it. First, it is a liquid to powder formula so it can be applied easily but then it transforms into a more matte, smooth finish. You don’t have to worry about having your face look oily throughout the day. Also, this foundation contains SPF 35! SPF is one of the most important things to have on your face in the summer (and throughout the whole year for that matter). Thirdly, this product custom matches to your skin shade. I wear shade #02 light but I can also wear #01, #03, and even #04 if I was a tiny bit tanner. That means you could wear this same foundation all year long even if you tend to tan more in the summer. As for coverage, this foundation has less coverage than a typical foundation but more coverage than a BB Cream. However, I find that the Benefit Big Easy has the perfect amount of coverage for the summer. If you want more coverage, just layer this with your favorite concealer.

I was very impressed with the Benefit Big Easy foundation. It’s a super innovative product that doesn’t seem to compare with anything else! I think this is the perfect Summer product!

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Tay’s Thoughts- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick

I really wish I had more chances to wear red lipstick in public because I am absolutely loving this lipstick from Estee Lauder. These are the new Pure Color Envy lipsticks that I recently talked about in my May Favorites and I couldn’t be more obsessed with them.

The color that I own is called Envious and it is the perfect red. Not too blue-toned and not too pink-toned. It is just a true red. The formula of these lipsticks is what makes them so unique. They contain Hyaluronic Acid which makes these lipsticks incredibly moisturizing. I always thought that Hyaluronic Acid would be drying because it is an acid but it’s actually the opposite. The acid adds hydration to the lips and because of this, this lipstick is the creamiest, smoothest lipstick I have ever worn. Apart from this gorgeous red, Estee Lauder has many other colors to choose from, including my personal favorite, Infamous, a bright pink!

The packaging of these lipsticks is also gorgeous. It is a sleek and glossy navy tube with gold ends and the case is magnetic so it securely closes and won’t come loose in your purse! Perf!

So there we have it, my new favorite lipstick. There’s not one downside to this lipstick which is quite impressive I must say.

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*ftc disclaimer: I was gifted this lipstick from Estee Lauder and Shoppers Drug Mart but all opinions are my own.

My legs are white

 

 

 

 

Before you notice how white my legs are, let’s just appreciate that I can finally wear skirts now without freezing. But yes, I am working on getting my legs to a normal color. (Hello self-tanning).

This outfit basically revolves all around Oakley. How cute does he look today? Very cute. I’m wearing a Roxy lace jacket (buy here) from Mad Monkey Clothing. Underneath, I wore a plain olive green crop top from American Eagle, paired with a black high low skirt from Forever 21. As for shoes, they are really comfy flats from Reneu. My outfit was pretty simple so I went a bit overboard on the jewelry. My necklaces are from my grandma. When she passed away when I was six, she left me a large part of her jewelry collection. I was thinking about it today and I think that’s what made me so obsessed with jewelry. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I rarely leave the house without jewelry and I think receiving her jewelry at such a young age has a lot to do with that. My rings are all from Noul and Oak and Fort. As for arm candy, my watch is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy watch and I’m obviously wearing my Pandora bracelet (when am I not?). My earrings are from Foxy which are sold at Shopper’s Drug Mart. All the Foxy Jewelry is 60% off at Shoppers right now, so you should probably stop by.

So yes, that’s my outfit for today. Let’s give the weather a round of applause for cooperating today.

JacketRoxy (buy here) (c/o Mad Monkey Clothing) // Crop Top– American Eagle (buy here) // Skirt– Forever 21 (buy here) // ShoesReneu (similar here) // Watch– Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet– Pandora (buy here) // Earrings– Foxy (similar here) // Rings– Noul (formerly Loft 82) and Oak and Fort // Necklaces– Vintage (from my grandma)

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