Summer Nails With Trust Fund Beauty

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish, vegan and cruelty free beauty

I have a confession to make – I’m slowly turning into a nail polish addict. While I don’t get all funky with nail art or anything, I do love to try out new shades and brands. I guess you can say that Im on a constant search for the best polishes. My search has brought me to discover Trust Fund Beauty (have you heard of it?), a young brand changing the nail polish landscape one bottle at a time. How? All their products are vegan, cruelty free, paraben free and made with minimal toxic ingredients. Wanna see?

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish, vegan and cruelty free beauty

The nail polish collection includes more than 50 beautiful shades, plus a base coat and top coat, ranging from jelly finishes, to shimmering and sparkling finishes, if that’s your jam. The formulas are really nice, giving you a perfect application in two coats. The brush is also really easy to work with. You know the kind, just wide enough to give three prefect swipes down your nail. Love it!

The shades I had a chance to try are Should Come with A Warning (a pastel coral-pink with shimmer), Hungover & Pretty (a beautiful dusty rose with a hint of shimmer) and Hollywood Hipster (a seafood green), a little intense for me, but a beautiful shades nonetheless.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish, vegan and cruelty free beauty

Trust Fund Beauty’s nail polish collection is also 10 free nail polish. What does that mean? So glad you asked, it means that besides being vegan and cruelty free, the formulas are also free of the 10 toxic ingredients most commonly found in most nail polishes.

So there you have it! Beautiful nail polish that’s good to you, the environment and our furry friends. Check out the complete collection at TrustFundBeauty.com. They also now have a collection of lipsticks in some pretty gorgeous shades too, so take the time to click around and explore.

Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes are available online and range between $11-$15 USD.

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Here’s To A Stylish Summer | Shopbop Lookbook

Summer is finally here! And if your closet isn’t quite ready for the hot weather yet, Shopbop is here to help. From perfect summer sandals to your new weekend uniform, here’s everything you need to achieve this summer’s most coveted looks.

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5 Things I Wish I Had Done When I Was Younger

5 THINGS I WISH I HAD DONE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER

I really believe that every decision you make and every action you take has a ripple effect on the rest of your life. That if you were to change one thing from your past, it would alter every detail of your life from the people in your life, your current situation, even possibly where you live. When I look back at my own life, there is so much that I wish I would have done. I’m not saying that I would necessarily change things in my life, but there are opportunities I wish I had taken, and definitely opportunities thatI wish I had created for myself. I’m someone who is ok with routine (to a certain extend) with means that I can forget to seize the day. This has left me with a feeling tat something in my life is missing at times. Recently, I’ve been looking back on my younger years, trying to figure out what I did that shaped me into who I am now and brought me to this point in my life. When we are young, we are in such a rush to grow up and adult. It’s only when you get to the point when adulating is no longer an option, but a requirement that you wish you had taken time to live a little. If you are in your teens or early twenties and reading this, I hope it will inspire you to take a moment to reflect on the future and make choices that will have a lasting impact on your life.

I wish I had hung out with a different crowd

I feel that my life has been a constant struggle of trying to fit in without ever really finding my place. As a result, I found myself following the crowd instead of doing the things that I loved doing, fearing that I would be judged or criticized. I didn’t go to school dance, didn’t go out late (or rather as late as my friends), didn’t go to clubs until I was 18 and therefore I didn’t really fit in. I wish that I would have been able to be confident enough to not let the mean girls get to me and stayed true to who I was. Maybe then I would have better memories of my high school days.

I wish I had continued dancing or swimming

When I was young, my parents put me in swimming and ballet. Although the swimming was more of a life skill, ballet was meant to be something that would help me develop social skills and inspire me to be the best that I can be. At some point, I gave it up because my new friends weren’t into that kind of thing. I gave up something I loved because others didn’t love it too. Looking back now, I can see how ridiculous that sounds. Giving up something you love because of other people is something you’ll always regret.

I wish I hadn’t been so naive

I’ve always been the type of girl who believed in fairytales (still do). I imagined that I would find the perfect guy, I would be swept off my feet and live happily ever after. Being hopeful about love is nothing to be ashamed about. Unfortunately I feel that in the past, this way of thinking clouded my judgement when it came to making important choices for myself. In the past, I stayed in relationships longer than I should have even though deep down I knew that this person wasn’t right for me. I stayed, hopeful that things would somehow work themselves out and we would eventually want the same things. The result was a lot of tears and pain. No one should feel that way.

I wish I had travelled more

Throughout my college and university career, I spent most of my time focused on classes, assignments and exams. Once I graduated, I celebrated with a trip to Italy to visit a friend for a few weeks. It was the first time I took a trip without my family and my first time in Europe… and it changed my life. It was the first time I felt so independent. I had saved up my money to buy a plane ticket and had to budget for all the restaurants, shopping and treats I would be treating myself to. I met new people along the way and experienced life in a way that was so unfamiliar to me, but that also felt so comfortable. Since then, I haven’t really travelled that much, choosing instead to work and focus on my career. Not travelling as much has been one of my biggest regrets and one that I am hoping to rectify in the future.

I wish I had spent more time with my dad

When you’re young, all you want to do is be with your friends. It’s not until you get older that you realize that friends come and go, but family is there forever. When I was 26, my dad got sick and passed away a few months later. It was by far the most difficult time in my life that I had ever been through and I still struggle with it some days. I remember times when I took my family for granted, thinking that they would always be there. But the truth is that you really don’t know how much time you have to spend with those you love. Although my dad isn’t with us anymore, I know he still watches over me.

Is there anything you wish you would have done when you were younger? Leave them in the comments below.

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The Secret To Legendary Brows With Charlotte Tilbury

Get flawlessly defined brows in an instant with Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Brows.

It’s no secret that brows frame your face and it give it structure. Did you know that people become unrecognizable without brows? It’s true! So it’s important to keep them defined and groomed. I’m a big believer in working with what you have and making the most of YOUR features, even when it comes to brows. Plucking a few stay hairs, defining with a great brow pencil and keeping it all in place with a brow gel and simple steps that can transform your look. Following the immense success of Legendary Lashes, Charlotte Tilbury is now making your brows legendary with Legendary Brows.

Get flawlessly defined brows in an instant with Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Brows.

What it is

This isn’t just any brow gel. Legendary Brows is a revolutionary Sculpt & Shade Gel enriched with Magic Elasticizing Wax and Vitamin E. The micro-fine miracle precision brush coats and shades every single hair, “growing” them to create a flawlessly defined and groomed look in just a few swipes. It’s available in three shades: Brigitte (for those with blondes, light brown and red hair), Linda (for those with dark blonde and medium brown hair) and Cara (for those with dark brown and black hair).

Get flawlessly defined brows in an instant with Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Brows.

What makes it different

Two things set this brow gel apart form the rest. First, the formula that contains Magic Elasticizing Wax, vitamin E, castor oil and natural pigments, which make this gel glide on smoothly, help to strengthen brows and give them a hint of tint. Second, the brush which is so unique. CT calls it the Micro-Fine Miracle Precision brush. It’s a tiny brush that evenly coats lashes and grabs on to each and every hair for perfect application.

Why I love it

In my quest to find the right brow product for me, I am so happy to have come across the Legendary Brows. I don’t want to spend hours doing my brows and this product shapes, sculpts and defines them without giving me that dreaded pencilled-in look. It’s the most effortless way to fill in any sparse areas and make your brows look naturally beautiful.

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows is available online for $30 CAD.

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Get Glowing In The Shower | St. Tropez In Shower

St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Self Tanner

Now that the weather is finally heating up, I’m ready to get glow on. While I was once a sun goddess, lounging out all day hoping to soak up enough rays to get that perfect summer tan, I’ve since made it a priority to protect my skin every day with SPF and go the sunless tanner route instead. One of my favourite products has been the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse – the streak-free glow it promises has never let me down. But the process of applying self tanner can be such a chore. So when I heard that St. Tropez had come out with a self tanner that you use in the shower and works in only 3 minutes, I was intrigued. A summer glow in just 3 minutes? Count me in!

What it is

The St. Tropez In Shower is a a tanning lotion that you apply on wet skin in the shower, leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse off. In the hours after your shower, you’ll notice a hint of a warm glow develop on your skin. The lotion is formulated with sweet almond oil to give your skin that extra nourishment and leave it feeling hydrated.

What I love about it

The application is so ridiculously easy! The thick and creamy formula stays put once you apply it, which makes it easy to see where you may have missed a spot. It rinses off super easily and leaves no residue on the skin. Just a comfortably hydrated feeling. I also really like the light scent, unlike other self tanners I’ve tried that can be chemically and strong. Like the other St. Tropez products, it’s streak free. And although it take a few hours to see a glow develop, it is just a hint of colour rather than the deep than the Self Tanning Mousse gives. That being said, the In Shower can be used day after day to build a deeper tan.

What I didn’t like as much

Although there is nothing that I really disliked about this product, there are a few things to consider. First, after applying it you have to wait in the shower 3 minutes with he water turned off. Now, 3 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, until you are standing in a shower, cold and wet. Also, if you want to build the colour, you really have to watch vulnerable areas like elbows, knees and ankles for unsightly build-up.

I absolutely love this product. If you’re one of those people who get freaked out by self tanners, this is definitely one to try. It’s so convenient since there is no mess and no risk of ruining your clothes once you get dressed. The St. Tropez In Shower is also great if you spray tan and are looking for something to extend time between sessions. For myself, I’m seeing this as a great option to give me a hint of glow during the winter months.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion Golden Glow is available for $35 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart, & beautyboutique.ca, Murale, London Drugs & londondrugs.com, Hudson’s Bay & thebay.com, Uniprix and Nordstrom.

 

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