Sephora Wishlist: Fall 2014

Another season has come along and I have been switching up my outfits to go with the cool weather, but my beauty routine is still leaning towards summer. I have started wearing a few seasonal lipstick shades, such as these beautiful berry picks and these classic nude lipsticks, but that isn’t enough.  I’m ready for some Fall looks and new products to try, so naturally I’ve been browsing Sephora online in my spare time.

I have been eyeing so many pretty products lately and I just don’t know which ones to splurge on. My bank account says none but that probably won’t happen, so I want your help. Here are a few of the beauty products I have been daydreaming about, so if any of you have these items (or other suggestions) please share your thoughts in the comments. I need a full team of beauties to help me pick my next purchase!

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Color Stick, $35. First of all the packaging of this is beyond adorable! I can’t get over how cute and chic this looks. I love the little coloured tip to show the shade, and the silver tube is so stylish. I would love to walk around with one of the babies in my purse, but there are nine pretty shades and I can’t decide one which one I want. If you’ve tried one of these which shade do you like best?

2. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $48. I recently tried my first Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows and I fell in love, so now I want to try more shades. This palette has some great Fall colours that I could use for day and night looks.

3. Prada Candy Florale, $85. I love the original Prada Candy fragrance and I like florals, so this seems like a combination i would definitely enjoy. Plus I’m ready to switch up my Fall scent for something a little bolder.

4. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $26. Chapped lips aren’t cute so a lip polish would be great to gently exfoliate and keep my pucker smooth and soft. This sugar scrub has real brown sugar crystals and shea butter, so it helps nourish dry lips and refresh them.

5. Clinique Cheek Pop, $24. These blushes look so bold and bright, and the floral pattern is so cute. I have heard great things about these so I am definitely interested in trying one out.

There you have it, my wishlist for Fall. You can find all these products to browse at or buy for yourself at so check them out and tell me what you think! Have you tried any of these beauty products? I really want to hear your thoughts, or suggestions for other products, to switch up my Fall look. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my picks!

A $10 Hand Cream You Can’t Miss

Cooler weather can bring some beauty problems that nobody wants to deal with. Dry skin, chapped lips, frizzy hair.. With windy weather and colder temperatures we might require a little extra TLC to stay beautiful but don’t worry, I found something you won’t want to miss. The Body Shop Hand Cream comes in a cute $10 travel size tube and it’s a total skin saver.

The Body Shop Hand Cream

The Body Shop Hand Cream

These hand creams are enriched with Community Fair Trade Shea Butter from Ghana and are super lightweight. They aren’t greasy or oily, and have a gel-like feel. The silky smooth formula comes in eight core scents, including some of my personal favourites like coconut and pink grapefruit.

The scents are light enough that they don’t overwhelm you but they still leave a lovely fragrance to enjoy. The formula absorbs quickly and sinks right into my skin. And the foil tube is great because it gets all the cream out and doesn’t fill up with air like typical plastic tubes.

Oh yeah, did I mention the best part? The Body Shop Hand Creams are only $10 for a 30ml travel size and they seriously last forever. Check out all the different scents here at to find your fave.

NOTD: Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian readers! I hope you’re spending the weekend enjoying some delicious food and fun times with your family and friends.

You might not know this about me. but I’m a vegetarian, so these nails are the closet I get to a turkey this season. They’re pretty cute  and for somebody who isn’t very artistic, I think they turned out pretty well.

Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

For the base colours I used a variety of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes. These are great for quick drying colours that are really opaque and bold. The shades I used are Sizzlin’ Saffron (yellow), Pumpkin Queen (orange), Surspice! (red), OMGhost (white), and Moracc-go (brown). I used each of these as a base for one of the nails and then layered the solid colours with a subtle gold glitter.

For the turkey nail I used Misa Nail Art Pens to make the turkey feathers. The two shades I used were 01 Crazy For Bananas for the yellow and 17 Gold Rush for the gold. Once I did a few swipes of the feathers I let that dry. Then I used an eraser on the back of a pencil, dipped in the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri brown shade to create the turkey body. When the body was dry I used a dotting tool in both black and white for the eyes, and orange for the beak.

Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

He’s pretty cute if I do say so myself. He has a cartoon-like look and I know my little cousins will love him when I see them for Thanksgiving. This is the only nail art I’ve ever done for Thanksgiving, but now it got me pretty excited to look for more ideas for next year.

What do you guys think of these turkey nails?

The Best Fall Scent You’ll Ever Find: Demeter Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic treat in the crisp Fall weather, and the smell of a yummy pie fresh from the oven is one of the best of the season. What if you could get that delicious scent in seconds, with no oven or baking supplies required? Well good news – you can!

Demeter Fragrance Library is known for incredible singular scents ranging from classic to crazy, and they have the most amazing Apple Pie fragrance ever. I recently posted about some yummy summer scents from Demeter, which you can read about here, but I am now officially into Fall fragrances.

Demeter Fragrance Library Apple Pie Cologne Spray

Demeter Fragrance Library Apple Pie Cologne Spray

Apple Pie smells like a perfect blend of pastry, fresh apples, and spices. I wasn’t sure how well this dessert would translate into a spray, but this one captures it exactly. I can smell the delicious combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, and sugar, and I really can notice each ingredient on it’s own. It comes together in a warm sweet scent that isn’t too strong or overpowering. I was worried it would just smell like apples or have a hint of cinnamon, but if you closed your eyes and spritzed it you would think there was a pie in the oven.

Demeter Fragrance Library Apple Pie Cologne Spray

Demeter Fragrance Library Apple Pie Cologne Spray

There’s nothing subtle about this scent and I am sure it will be a hit when my boyfriend smells it. It’s yummy, sugary, but not too sweet, and has the perfect hit of crisp green apple. It’s hard to explain fragrances but I kid you not, the Apple Pie scent from Demeter is the most realistic and mouthwatering scent. You can read more about it or order it online here at

I can’t stop spritzing this, it’s so good!

Mascara Monday: Two Products I Love For Perfectly Defined Lashes

This past weekend I did a mini-cleanup of my makeup drawers (yes, all 7 of them) and I came across a few of my favourite mascaras that I recently finished off.  These mascaras are both pretty great and I rotated them throughout my makeup routine until they ran out. Now I have another couple (more like ten) that I am switching around this season, but these past favourites will always have a special place in my heart.

One of the most well-known mascaras out there is Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara, and I can absolutely see why. I had a little travel size tube that I completely ran dry and I fell in love with this mascara. This mascara was my no-fail choice that I reached for so frequently. I knew that I could swipe on two coats of this and get perfectly defined long lashes that looked so good they could be mistaken for falsies. This mascara got me tons of complements and it was perfect for an everyday full fringe. I definitely fell in love with the travel size one and I don’t know what is taking me so long to buy the full size. At almost $30 it is a little steep for my student budget but I love the results so much that I might make the plunge. You can check it out here at for more info.

Two Great Mascara Brushes L-R: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! and L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions

Two Great Mascara Brushes L-R: Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! and L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions

The second mascara that I have run dry recently is the L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara. This mascara has a very defining brush and offers precise lashes that are long and defined. This one only costs around $10 so it’s got a price tag that makes my wallet much happier. The brush has 200 bristles so every lash gets coated and lengthened. For a clump-free formula and affordable price tag, this mascara is great option for an everyday lash look. You can check it out here at or look for it at your local drugstore.

Both of these are great choices for long lashes that are separated and stylish. No clumps or flaky formulas to be found, these two picks are perfect for defined lashes any day of the year.

Nude Lips: Check Out These Classic Nude Lipsticks You’ll Love

Nude lips are a staple beauty look since they pair well with a lot of other looks. You can go for an all-over light look with a neutral eye and nude lip, or you can draw the attention to a bold smoky eye and leave the lips nude as contrast. Whichever way you rock it, a nude lipstick is a classic choice.

Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L'Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L’Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

I recently rounded up my favourite berry lipsticks for Fall, which you can check out here, and it was such a hit that I decided to pull out my best nude lipsticks too. I personally like to pair a nude lipstick with a super dramatic and dark eye look, so I have quite a few favourites that you might like to check out. See my perfect nude lipstick picks (and pics) below!

Swatches of Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L'Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

Swatches of Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L’Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed: This is a lovely lip crayon from Tarte that is a gorgeous nude in a matte formula. Nude lips look great in matte finishes, and this one is definitely a high-quality choice. It applies fairly smoothly and lasts for a while, and even though it’s matte it doesn’t feel dry or heavy.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 03: If you’ve been reading The Beauty Badger for longer than a week you’ve probably seen me raving about this lipstick line. I’m so obsessed with these Kate Moss lippies and have them in all kinds of shades, both matte and cream finish. This one is a great nude shade that isn’t too dark or too light. It’s pretty close to my natural lip colour and it goes well with my skin tone, so this is the one I use most frequently. Check out my post on the rest of these lipsticks here.

L’Oreal Paris Nude Couture Collection in 610 Eva’s Nude: Eva’s Nude is inspired by the beautiful L’Oreal Paris spokeswoman Eva Longoria (shout-out to all the Desperate Housewives fans reading this!) and is part of the L’Oreal Paris Nude Couture Collection. This collection featured matching nude lipsticks and nail polishes each of the spokeswomen, including Eva, Doutzen Kroes, and Jennifer Lopez. Eva’s Nude is my personal favourite of the lipsticks but there are a variety of shades to match different skin tones. You can even check out the matching nail polishes in my review here.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 025 Sky Line Pink: Although this says pink in the name I would consider it a very light nude. It’s a pearl finish so there’s some shimmer to it, and it’s the lightest of my picks, but I like ti because it’s different. Instead of the normal nude lip this one offers a bit of a twist with a lighter look and some added sparkle to it.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in 700 Nude Delight: This moisturizing lipstick is soft, shiny, and smells great. It has a fresh scent that i quite enjoy, and feels super light and creamy to apply. This lipstick really does feel hydrating and it’s a great choice for an affordable product that looks and feels like it should be much more expensive. Check out all the Moisture Renew shades here.

Swatches of Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L'Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

Swatches of Classic Nude Lipstick Picks from L-R Tarte, Rimmel London Kate Moss, L’Oreal Paris, Revlon, and Rimmel London

Nude lipsticks come in a wide variety of shades because everyone has a different ‘nude’ colour. You can find one to match yours perfectly or go for something a little lighter or darker, depending on your preferences. Or you can try them all like I do and have endless options for a classic nude lip!

Pro Tip: A perfect partner for a nude lip is a serious smokey eye, so grab your best black eyeliner and smudge away for a sexy, smoldering stare to compliment your classic lipstick!

Is there another nude lipstick that you adore? Did you find your perfect nude shade? I’m always looking for new products suggestions so leave a comment and let me know your favourite nude lippie!

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

These are by far the best eye shadows I have ever tried in my entire life. I cannot rave enough about how phenomenal they feel and how well they apply. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are like none that I have ever had before, and I cannot believe what I was missing all this time.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

These shadows are made with gel-powder formula which offers intense colour payoff and some serious pigment. They come in a variety of finishes, including matte, metallic, satin, and iridescent. They glide on so smoothly and are able to be blended, layered, and so much more.

In honour of Make Up For Ever’s 30th Anniversary the brand has released a new “Artist Shadow” Eye Shadow Collection, which has 210 new shadows in 5 different finishes. With the amount of colour options here there is no way you won’t find one (or ten) that catch your eye!

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

The two shadows I have to show you today are I-212 Periwinkle, an iridescent light blue that is super bold and beautiful, and ME-224 Navy Blue, a metallic dark blue with a subtle shimmer. Both of these blue shadows are seriously stunning, and although the colours are gorgeous it’s the formula that has me head over heels. The feel of these shadows is so lightweight and soft, and the way they glide right onto my skin in amazing. You can tell that these shadows are extremely high quality, and at $24 each it’s no wonder why.

Check out the rest of the shadows over at and excuse me while I go daydream about which ones I will be buying. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are by far the best eye shadows I have ever used and I highly recommend everyone splurging on at least one of these incredible shadows.