Can you believe it's the last day of August already and fall is just around the corner?! Although I'm not quite ready to give up summer just yet, Mother Nature seems to have other plans: the last few days have been stormy, rainy, and chilly in Vancouver. My InstaBeauty items also seem to reflect this transitional state of mind. More after the jump!
1. The newly relaunched Almay Intense i-Color eyeshadows may be shaped like raindrops, but the Party Brights collection is like a promise of eternal summer. Although each expertly colour-coordinated palette intensifies your natural eye colour and takes the guesswork out of picking flattering shades, feel free to experiment with hues meant for other eye colours. Almay's national educator Jacquie Hutchinson colour-matched me with this palette meant for hazel eyes; she blended the green all over the lid, concentrated the brown shade along my lashline and in the outer corners of my eyes, and used the light shade to highlight just under the browbones.
2. Make the most of a lingering tan by doing one last bright mani/pedi, like with Ceramic Glaze's Tahitian Sunset Summer 2015 Collection (available at Shoppers Drug Mart). I've been pretty impressed with this line's precise brush and long wear and, well, it's going to be hard to pick shades for my last mani/pedi of summer. Which would you wear?
3. My hair goals this fall? Swapping long locks and the drying effects of salt spray (hello, beachy waves) for a fresh haircut and ultra-nourishing shampoo/conditioner. Right now it's a toss-up between Rose Byrne's tousled lob and Marion Cotillard's chic bob—I can't decide. Regardless of which haircut I end up with, I'm looking forward to testing LUSH Rehab Shampoo and American Cream Conditioner.
4. Lip/cheek colours are Lazy Girl Approved because they're multi-taskers that are a breeze to apply and blend, so it's no wonder I'm in love with these da lish lip/cheek balms (available at LYNNsteven). They're creamy and ultra-pigmented, so a little goes a long way. The almond-shaped twist-up stick creates a precise lipline and is no bigger than a ChapStick, making it super-portable. Oh, and did I mention this is a Canadian indie beauty label and the formula is 75% natural? For more about da lish, check out my interview with founder Melanie Cruickshank.
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