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best of 2019: makeup edition

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Happy New Years everyone! If you're reading this then I finally found time to finish part 2 of my favourites of 2019 series! This part is focused on all the makeup I loved this year! Not all of them necessarily launched this year, just everything I got a ton of use out of and enjoyed using!

Clé Cosmetics CCC Cream$31
My favourite "foundation" of all time! Technically not a foundation since it's a ccc cream but it does have light-medium coverage that's pretty buildable! I just love how dewy and fresh this makes my skin look! And super easy to apply as well (I just use my fingers).
Glossier Skin Tint$32
I have a love hate relationship with Skin Tint that's usually dependant on how well my skin is doing. During the summer I used this so much! It was so hot that I didn't want to wear anything heavy on my skin which is why Skin Tint was so perfect for that! It gives a nice glowy finish and a touch of coverage without feeling like you're wearing makeup!
Glossier…

best of 2019: skincare edition

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I feel like I say this every year but I can't believe it's already the end of the year! I try and do a round-up of my favourite skincare and makeup products from the year each year so I thought I'd start off with my skincare favourites! I included a mix of products that launched this year and older products, basically anything that I loved using in my routine!


Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser$47
Youth to the People is a brand that really stood out for me this year! I loved every product I've tried from them so far and I think if I could only use one skincare brand for my routine it would be YTTP (and that's a pretty big statement!) They had some amazing launches this year but their Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser is a long-time favourite of many and is now one of my go-to cleansers! It just feels super refreshing and and is perfect for a morning cleanse! I really can't recommend it enough!
Glossier Milky Oil$15
Glossier also had some amazing launch…

a full review of kylie skin

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I recently got a chance to test out some Kylie Skin products that were kindly sent to me and was super excited! I know there are a lot of mixed opinions and reviews regarding this skincare line so I tried to go into this with an open mind so I could form my own opinions about the products and judge everything for myself so here are my thoughts on everything!
The products are all cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, and dermatologist tested which I really like! The entire Kylie Skin Set retails for $125 and comes with six products! It is a little cheaper to buy the set then to purchase each product individually. I don't think that's a bad price at all for that many products considering you can spend that amount on a single skincare product often. I would say her skincare line is great for beginners who are just starting out with skincare considering there aren't any more active products that target specific skin issues (other than the vitamin c). 



Foa…

2019 holiday gift guide

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Aritzia Sweatshirt$80
Aritzia Sweatpants$60
I could honestly live in Aritzia's lounge wear (and kind of already do) which is why these two are at the top of my wish list! Definitely a little pricey but their pieces are amazing quality and cute enough to wear outside the house! And soo soft!
Aritzia Phone Case$2.99
This phone case is adorable and it's on sale! Perfect stocking stuffer or to get for all your friends!
Dior Lip Glow$45
This is one of my favourite lip formulas ever! It gives the prettiest sheer wash of colour and keeps the lips hydrated! I think this would be a great gift for your mom or best friend because who wouldn't be excited to get Dior for Christmas?
Fashion Magazines
This is another great stocking stuffer idea and something that my mom always includes in mine! It's a great gift to get over the holidays when you have extra time to relax and flip through them!
Maison Margiela Glow Filter$80
If you're someone who's been interested in the Replica fragranc…

a full review of amika haircare

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Amika is a haircare brand that I've been loving for a few years now! I never used to be someone who spent much time on my hair or used a lot of haircare products but Amika has definitely changed that for me. I'm lucky enough to get to work with them and am a part of their ambassador program which is why I have such an extensive collection of their products. I thought I'd be fun (and hopefully helpful) to review (almost) every product I've tried from them so you can find your new favourite!
Ps I do have a discount code "LILYYTAY" which gives you 10% off your order on their website! 
First I want to talk about Amika's signature fragrance that's used in most of their products! It's one of my favourite scents in a haircare brand and I love that it isn't too strong! They describe it as a blend of warm vanilla, fresh citrus and spicy sweet clover. 
For reference, my hair type is fine and very straight! I also get oily roots very quickly but have a dry …