turned to me and asked “what exactly does HG stand for?” and so I told him, “It
means Holy Grail like an item I
totally adore & will buy over and over” . He ended up asking me if I had a
lot of these “HG” items and that question sparked an idea! I don’t have oodles
and oodles of HG items but I do have a few and I am excited to share them with
you all today!
thick lashes so I am constantly changing & trying new mascaras but once I
started trying out Maybelline’s mascaras I was hooked. Originally I used Falsies
mascara by Maybelline and completely adored it. When one of my friends saw me
using it she said “no no no! if you like that one you have to try the mega
plush, it’s way better” and she was right. I am totally hooked on this mascara.
I still like to try different types, and soon will be trying the rocket lash by
Maybelline, but this mascara will be a constant in my beauty bag. Check out my full review here!
life when I was about 19/20 years old and I was sick of liquid mascaras that
took forever to dry, would smudge and wear off throughout the day. I had nearly
written off liquid liner for good when a fabulous sales girl at Shoppers Drug
Mart told me about Lise Watiers Liquid Liner. I tried it out on my hand and was
super impressed by the easy precision & the richness of its black colour. I
wore the swatch on my hand for a few hours to see how it would wear over time
and I was again very impressed by how it stayed on. When I went back I asked her a few questions
about it mainly curious to if it was waterproof (because I hate all waterproof
products on my skin/eyelashes)– and she said no. So I decided to pick myself up my first Lise
Watier liner and I’ve been hooked ever since. Check out my full review here!
some, but to me it’s the absolute perfect basic palette. It has all the colours
one would want for a soft natural look and also can achieve richer & more
dramatic looks when built up. I have been so impressed by this palette and the
quality of the shadows that I’ve seriously considered purchasing another one of
these palettes just as a back-up. This is also a palette I would take
travelling with me because it’s compact case, high quality shadows, and versatile
shadows. Check out my full review here!
Hoola Bronzer by Benefit:
During the summertime we all want a bit of a glow, but for a pale
freckle faced gal like me achieving that glowing tan can mean a lot of time
spent in the sun and some serious long term skin damage. After years of chasing that perfect glow in
the sun I finally realized that what I needed to do was find a bronzer for
myself to mimic a subtle summertime tan and I found just that. I will also say
that I have been using a fake tanner as well as catching some rays while
running outside, but to deepen that tan slightly I’ve been using Hoola. Even
prior to using my tanner/the weather
getting better I was using this bronzer to give a more lively look to my
face. I’ve found this bronzer to be the perfect colour as it’s not orange or
shimmery at all and it sits very slightly on my skin. The biggest downfall to
this product is the high price. Check out my full review here!
sweet fella in celebration of The Urban Umbrella reaching 1000 followers, and
I’ve been hooked ever since. I wear this highlighter almost every day to give a
bit of a highlight to my cheekbones, collarbone and eyebrow bone and I’ve
adored its slight golden sheen. It’s a beautiful golden-toned highlighter and I
can see it looking gorgeous on all skin tones. Check out my full reivew here!
Please Me: This lipcolour has become a colour I turn to
almost daily for a cute pink punch to my makeup looks. It’s a matte lipstick
which means it has no shine to it and can be a bit drying on your lips. I
remedy tis driness by just using my baby lips or sugar lip treatment over top
of the lipstick. During the summer/spring months I like to create a bronzed
glowy look and with that I like to wear a matte lip. I find that making the
skin look dewy + bronzed as well as having a glossy lip can look a bit too
shiny on me so I tone down the look with the matte lipstick! This is definitely
a lipstick I’ll be carrying around with me during the summer. Check out my full review here!
Lips but so far I’ve actually only have tried out the mint. The mint comes in a
somewhat ugly packaging (just my opinion!) that’s green & purple but I’ve
been able to overlook this shortcoming because the product itself is fabulous.
My lips get really dry and so for instant relief I use baby lips lip balm. It’s
been a life saver!
treatment also gives instant relief & sooths the discomfort of extremely
chapped lips. But what has made this treatment so worthwhile to me has been the
long term differences I’ve noticed in my lips. My lips used to get so chapped
they would crack (yuck!) but since using this treatment my lips rarely ever get
chapped to that degree. Of course they still get dry & call for some relief
but not like they used to.