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#repost from @vanfashionweek backstage last night. With @nichemagazine Jr. Style Editor and good friends @josiesaldat and  @sylvia_zaleska of @zaleskajewelry. Thank you @jenvdesigns for my one of a kind kimono and @zaleskajewelry for my accessories! #NICHEteam #backstage #vanfashionweek #yvr

#repost from @vanfashionweek backstage last night. With @nichemagazine Jr. Style Editor and good friends @josiesaldat and @sylvia_zaleska of @zaleskajewelry. Thank you @jenvdesigns for my one of a kind kimono and @zaleskajewelry for my accessories! #NICHEteam #backstage #vanfashionweek #yvr

Fall 2014 Lip Essentials (Without Breaking the Bank)

Whether we like it (or not), Fall is just right around the corner. Little by little, we pick out the best beauty essentials that will get us through most cold and wet days. For a dame like me, I usually choose the higher end brands – mainly for quality and a bit of indulgence. However, I do not have that luxury at the moment (oh the freelance life!) so like any other hardworking woman in the world, we should make the most out of everything and try our best not to overspend.

As I was walking through the beauty aisles of Target, I stumbled upon E.L.F Cosmetics. They have been around for a very long time and I never really paid much attention to this cosmetic line. Since my financial circumstances changed, I’m looking for an affordable alternative to quench my makeup thirst. As I browsed through their beauté ala carte, I would say that it is pretty basic but not bad.

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Bold lips are very big this Fall. So I was looking for a few things that will help me achieve my pout’s best. I found two essentials that you and I will need for that perfect bold lip:

E.L.F Lip Exfoliator, $4.00CAD

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Encased in a posh-matte metal sheath, it will gently scrub off chapped skin revealing a smoother base. It is also infused with Vitamin E and nourishing emollients such as Avocado, Grape and Jojoba oils to protect and keep lips moisturized which is perfect for doing a matte lip. It also smells scrumptious!

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Follow with…

E.L.F Lip Definer and Shaper, $4.00CAD

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Use this to define or enhance the shape of your lips. After exfoliating and applying your favourite lip balm, simply apply the “Nude” part of the pencil on the cupid’s bow of your lips.

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Then like an ordinary lip pencil, swipe the “Natural” portion on the other end of the pencil just slightly outside your lip line for a fuller look. Make sure to blend inwards. Use the outlines to apply your favourite Fall lip shade.  

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From innocent nude palettes to wine-stained lips, both are very attainable without breaking the bank. All you need is a little bit of love for makeup and a few loose change. Hope you enjoy this post and I can’t wait to share more with you.

xoxo

Gracie

I simply cannot wait to get my hands on @voguemagazine’s #SeptemberIssue with @CaraDelevingne @JoanSmalls and @KarlieKloss on the cover! EEEP! 😍 @josiesaldat @jfcostanzo @gill_sandeepk @rrachelmackk @sararosebuzz

I simply cannot wait to get my hands on @voguemagazine’s #SeptemberIssue with @CaraDelevingne @JoanSmalls and @KarlieKloss on the cover! EEEP! 😍 @josiesaldat @jfcostanzo @gill_sandeepk @rrachelmackk @sararosebuzz

@noble_girl thank you for being a very lovely hostess. Her manicures are simply even better than any salons! Such a great friend! Love you!!! Cheers to friendship and girly times! 💕🎀💅 #beauty #girly

@noble_girl thank you for being a very lovely hostess. Her manicures are simply even better than any salons! Such a great friend! Love you!!! Cheers to friendship and girly times! 💕🎀💅 #beauty #girly