Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Saturday, November 29, 2014

When I first heard this blush palette was being released I was counting down the days until it was available at Sephora. I was so tempted to set an alarm for 3:00 AM and rush onto Sephora.com to order it straight away... I talked myself out of doing that and thank god because it didn't sell out as fast as I thought it would!

Whilst I was in Las Vegas I knew I had to pick up the stunning Hourglass Ambient Lightening Blush Palette. In Canada it retails for $67.00 and in America it is $58.00, a hefty price tag! I also bought it while the Sephra VIB 20% sale was going on so I was able to save a few dollars.

I am so impressed with the high pigmentation of these blushes and although it was very expensive, I know it will last me ages. My current favourite blush is Mood Exposure, the "plummy-er" shade of the three. I think it is so perfect for the colder months and really does provide a nice glow - as all three do! I know as the temperature warms up I'll be reaching for Luminous Flush (far left) and Incandescent Electra (middle) a ton. I also love that they put in a limited blush (Incandescent Electra) exclusive to the palette, makes it a special blush!

I have never owned one of these blushes before and I am so happy with the amazing quality and pigmentation of them. If you haven't added this stunner to your Christmas wishlist, I strongly recommend you do!

What are your thoughts on this blush palette?

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21 Facts

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Photo taken wearing the Dior Star Foundation in Shade 010

To celebrate turning 21 on November 7, I thought it could be fun for you to get to know the writer behind Kyra's Beauty Bag a little bit better...here are 21 facts:

1) My family has had a total of 6 dogs, currently we have three! Zeus, Ava and Lily
2) I got my blackbelt in Karate when I was 9 years old
3) Before joining Karate I was taking ballet, then quit since I saw my older brothers doing Karate and I wanted to be like them.
4) I used to try to like the same things as my older brothers so they would think I was a cool younger sister: video games, Blink 182, Green Day, etc..
5) I've been wearing the same perfume for 4 years - Marc Jacobs Daisy. (review is HERE)
6) I attend Camp Otterdale for 9 years as a camper, and I've been on staff for 5 years
7) My staff name is Nikon, I wanted to be a photographer (in high school) and the camera I used/still use is a Nikon!
8) I really dislike unpainted toe nails
9) I have a huge celebrity crush on Scotty McCreery & Niall Horan
10) I feel as if I have a huge heart and am very caring about peoples feelings
11) I can easily watch hours of TLC's Say Yes To The Dress
12) I purchased my first car at 19 with my debit card!
13)  Elephants are my favourite animal and I have several elephant related things in my room. You may even be able to notice some of them as fillers in my photos
14) I'm absolutely terrified of whales. I don't like seeing photos, hearing their sounds, or even saying the word!
15) I hope to be able to visit the ever-so-beautiful Greece one day
16) Although I hate Whales, in Planet Earth the water DVD is always my favourite
17) When I was young I used to be obsessed with Backstreet Boys. My favourite member was Nick Carter - probably why I love Niall Horan so much!
18) I met my boyfriend Ryan whilst we were doing a life guarding course at the summer camp we both work at. (Related to Q.6)
19) I've recently discovered that I'm really interested in planners and decorating them with Washi Tape
20) I got my G1 Drivers license two years late - at 18. I now have my full G drivers license and am hopefully buying a new car in April.
21) People always pronounce my name wrong. It's spelt Kyra but pronounced like Keira Knightley's spelling!

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Huge Sephora VIB Sale & Las Vegas Haul!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FINALLY the VIB sale happened and I was so lucky to be in Las Vegas while it was going on! I picked up so many items that I've been wanting for a long time and I can't think of anything more I would have wanted to add!

You can watch my huge Sephora VIB Sale haul here! I hope you like it and I also really hope you choose to subscribe!

xx, Kyra.

Sephora Wishlist: Las Vegas

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sephora Wishlist: Las Vegas

I'm leaving for Las Vegas on Sunday and I am so insanely excited to buy some beauty products! I've been saving my pennies for this trip and I actually haven't bought any beauty products in AGES because I knew I was going on this trip. Everything in the USA is always so much cheaper then in Canada so it is always such an awesome time for me to stock up on new items! I strongly doubt I'll be able to buy all of these products, but if I get a few off my list I'll be happy!

On my Sephora wishlist:

- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
- NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder (or Pressed..haven't decided yet!)
- Tarte Lights, Camera, LASHES Mascara
- Smashbox Photo finish Colour Correcting Adjust Primer (travel size, hoping to help with my rosy cheeks!)
- BeautyBlender with Solid Cleanser (am I the only one in the beauty world who hasn't tried this miracle sponge?!)


Twenty First Birthday Makeup

Friday, November 7, 2014

I LOVE BIRTHDAYS! I love my friends birthdays, family members birthdays, and obviousssssly my birthday! Today is my 21st birthday and I was so excited this morning after I came home from a massage (thanks mom!) that I really wanted to film my birthday makeup look.

I chose products that make me feel special and especially make me feel like ME. I wanted to be comfortable and confident today and this makeup look did it for me. I had a really wonderful birthday and I am even more excited to celebrate for a week in Las Vegas this coming Sunday!

You can view my birthday makeup look and see the products that I truly love by clicking here. I really hope you like it and I hope you choose to subscribe to my channel!

It is now 10:16pm so I have 1 hour and 44 minutes remaining of my birthday...a glass of champagne anyone?

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Mature Skin Makeup & NAKED2 Smokey Eye

Sunday, November 2, 2014

 If you read my blog posts or watch my YouTube videos you'll know that I love minimal makeup and always wearing light eyeshadow...well...my mom is the opposite! My mom came into my room one morning asking for a deep dark smokey eye that she could wear and bring out the blue in her eyes. She wanted to use all her makeup so that she could recreate this look on her own time.

I love LOVE love how the makeup turned out and I think she looks so good! I have never used the Naked2 palette before but I know that it is something that my mom loves, so I was slightly nervous to dip into it for my first time!

I primed her eyelids with the Urban Decay Anti Aging Primer Potion
I used the shade Bootycall on her brow bone and all over her lid
I then built up her crease with the shade Tease
Next I applied YDK all over her lid to darken up her eye shade (she wanted smokey!)
Then went into the outer corner with the second darkest shade called Busted, I kept building up this shade because I wanted it to be dark
On her lower lashes I used a pencil brush and applied Half Baked which really brought out the blue in her eyes
For eyeliner I used her MAC pencil eyeliner in the shade Buried Treasure
Mascara I first went in with Tarte's Gifted mascara but I'm thinking it's on it's 3 month mark as it was fairly clumpy, so then we went in with the L'Oreal Million Lashes mascara

My mom isn't someone who wears foundation as she is getting ready for work before the sun is even up, although I did go in and apply a sample she has of the Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation in the shade Light-Medium. Stunning foundation!
On her cheeks we used her mineralized blush by MAC in the shade New Romance. I want to buy this for myself!
I then went in with my MAC highligher in Soft and Gentle to the tops of her cheekbones.

I forgot to photograph the lippies we used, but I first went in with MAC Syrup lipstick and then went on top of it with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey.

My mom has had a hard time trying to find makeup that looks good on her more mature skin, so I hope that this look helps yourself or your moms for finding a flattering look or gives you some help!

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CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Foundation Review

Last weekend I filmed a First Impression on the newest CoverGirl Foundation and I wanted to share it with you! I had worn it once (cue THIS post) for a few hours and didn't look at the end of the night how it looked, so I wanted to film a video with time checks and really see how it works on my skin type!

I really hope you enjoy it and I would also really like to thank you for watching and subscribing! I hit 100 subscribers recently and I know to many it doesn't seem like much, but I was over the moon excited when I saw I had 100 subscribers. Imagining 100 people sitting in a classroom watching MY videos...that's a lot of people!

You can watch my newest video HERE, and stay tuned for some Las Vegas hauls this November! Teehee!

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