Sunday, April 13, 2014

Green Beauty: favourites for achieving a spring flush & MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!


It feels so good to post again! This month has been completely mental. I'm graduating in less than a month, teaching high school, and taking a slew of exams in conjunction with interviewing for teaching positions next year. Eek! It is a busy but exciting time :) I've so been missing having time to get online and write - I feel inspired by spring and have many ideas for posts. Also, at the end of this post, I'm having my first giveaway ever!!! It will feature some of my favourite skin-clearing skincare from the springtime clear, glowing skin post since it received such a positive response. I'm so excited to share a giveaway with all of you and to try something new and exciting. I've been wanting to do this ever since I reached 500 followers on Twitter which was an big milestone for me, so it's also my way of saying thank you :)

Hope the weather is finally improving wherever you are. Even if it's not, I'm sharing my favourite blush products to achieve that enviable, vivacious flush to your cheeks. A pop of pink can brighten the grayest, rainiest, and coolest of days.


Pure + Simple Blush in Soleil - It appears orange toned and even bronzy, but it comes off bright and gorgeous on the skin. It's like a peach, pink, and coral shade - super brightening and flattering. I'm wearing it in my Valentine's Day Tutorial, and it's been a favourite of mine for many months. It's matte and a perfect spring/summer shade. Plus, who doesn't love a natural pressed blush?


Pure + Simple Blush in Glow - Clearly this company is a favourite of mine. This colour is the perfect dupe for Nars Orgasm. It's pink with a hint of peach and subtle shimmer. I've been wearing it this entire week to great success now that spring is in full swing. Both of these blushes have fantastic opacity and are stupidly simple to apply. They have never irritated my skin in any way, and my cheeks can be finicky.


100% Pure Pot Rouge in Posey - This electric pink is bright, super pigmented, and packs a punch. Like most products that look intimidatingly bright in the jar, this stuff looks fresh and natural on the cheeks. I was most impressed with the pigmentation - I barely press a finger into the product, and it comes up looking exactly as pictured. It is a universally flattering, girly shade of pink that's perfect for the season.


Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Compact in Lovely - This product looks muted when nestled inside its exquisite compact, but don't judge a blush by its cover. This stuff is a fresh, vivacious, and universally flattering shade of pink that I adore - it creates a true flush. I shouldn't be surprised, I mean, it is Kjaer Weis. It's the perfect product to grab when I'm pressed for time and want something easy to apply that will work with anything. In addition, it's one of the only cream products that doesn't wear off throughout the day, look greasy, or irritate my skin/cause breakouts.


Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Just Kissed - Phew, that name is a mouthful. This product is unique and dual purpose. Although I suppose all the cream products featured today can double as a lip colour. This creamy stick applies to develop into the most flattering shade of pink for your tone of lips or cheeks. Again, it's another swipe and go product. The finish is more glossy than the Kjaer Weis, and the shade is more bubblegum pink. I love it for cheeks or lips! It's fun and flirty.

Blush is my go-to product for instantly and effortlessly brightening up the complexion. My favourite makeup look for spring is curled lashes, mascara, some highlighter, and blush! Did I mention any of your favourites? What's your go-to makeup look for the transition to warmer weather?


Now onto the...GIVEAWAY!



To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favourite thing about spring, follow me on Twitter if you don't already, and tweet a message about this giveaway all through the rafflecopter widget below! And if you get the hankering to follow me on bloglovin' while you're at it, I mean, I wouldn't complain...It will be open for the next week until I choose a winner Monday April  21 :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you readers! Hopefully I will be back with another post soon despite my hectic schedule and Happy Giveaway!!!

27 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to outdoor activities during spring.

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    1. Me too! Cold weather is so discouraging when it comes to going outside...thanks for entering!

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  2. I'm looking forward to wearing more pastels and bright peachy pink lips!

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    1. Same! I love longer days and pastel-coloured pants :) Thanks for entering!

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  3. Great giveaway! is it international?
    Not sure the Rafflecopter works?
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    1. Thank you!!! Let me know if it's working now :) I think I fixed it.

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  4. I'm going to look forward to the end of snow. It has not happened yet, but I know eventually it will have to stop... right?

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    1. Haha YES it has to stop soon :) Thanks for entering!

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  5. I want the Blissoma serum so bad! I'm looking forward to spending more time outdoors and just soaking in all the goodness of nature! x

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    1. I know it's so great! Finger crossed for you ;) I agree with spending time outdoors. Thanks for entering!

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  6. i love the warm weather! i'm so glad that winter is finally over!

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  7. I'm looking forward to start running outside again!

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    1. SO agree with this. I rarely force myself out for a morning run when it's cold. Thanks for entering!

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  8. I can't wait to spend more time outdoors, now that the weather is warm-ish!

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    1. This has been echoed by so many other comments, and I heartily agree. Thanks for entering!

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  9. I love that I can ride my bike, not wear tons of layers and that it's NOT polar vortex conditions here in the Midwest! haha

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    1. Totally! Thanks so much for entering :)

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  10. This is always awesome

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  11. I love flowers (especially lilac) and pastel colors everywhere, fresh grass, and walks in the park!

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    1. You've painted a beautiful spring picture :) Thanks so much for entering :)

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  12. I am not entering just popping over to say hi! I love the look of the Jane Iredale stick such a pretty colour Xx

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    1. Thanks Ana! I really like that product. Mostly I love busting out all this pinks for SPRING!

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  13. Love this giveaway! Is it open internationally?

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