November Round Up!

Happy December! This year is flying by and now we officially only have 31 days left! Here is a little round-up from the month of November.

Since the weather has been getting so cold, it's difficult to take outfit of the day pictures for the blog. However, I have been taking mirror pictures for my Instagram. Here are a few:

Black sweater | Bralette old (need) | Jeans (want these!| Boots | Choker

Sweater | Jeans from Marshalls the brand is called Rampage (obsessed with these) | Lips 

p.s. I get a lot of questions about this camera - it is the Sony Nex 5t, and the newer version of this camera is called the Sony a5100 - I love this camera nad highly recommend, it is portable and user-friendly!

Shoes | Purse old (obsessed) | Starbucks: Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte 

Jeans same as above | Booties on sale! (next on my list) | Vest on sale at Urban Plant - can't find it online! (next purchase)

Sweater | Leggings | Heels Perfect for the office!

Videos & Reviews 

Kathleen Lights x Morphe Palette

Milani 2 in 1 Foundation

Before & after using the foundation!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

Full tutorial:

Check out all the goodies I got from Sephora:

Full tutorial using ALL L'Oreal Products:

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! My weekend was very relaxing and got the chance to film and create lots of content for the blog and YouTube channel, which is exciting. On a not so exciting note, we did get over 15cm of snow in the past 24-hours - I think it's safe to say, winter has arrived! 

Recently, I filmed a makeup tutorial using this palette and received lots of comments to do a review. 
Here is a quick review on the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario! If you're wondering who Mario Dedivanovic is, he is a celebrity makeup artist, especially known for the Kardashian's makeup and is a total MUA genius! Check out his Instagram here for his looks. 

As always, the palette has gorgeous packaging. Anastasia Beverly Hills never fails to deliver beautiful palettes inside and out. The gold and black sleek packaging has 12 warm toned shadows with a few pops of colours - midnight blue, olive green and some berries. If you are someone who loves working with warm-toned shadows, then this palette is definitely for you. 

This palette is limited edition and currently is sold out online - sorry!! - But I recently got mine in store! If you are hoping to get your hands on this palette, do check your local Sephora's because there's a chance they might have a few left.  The palette is sold for $59 CAD

I own multiple palettes from ABH and noticed that these shadows were very similar in texture, pigmentation and overall quality. The matte shades are pigmented and easy to blend on the eyes, and you also have a great range of crease shades, transition shades and some deeper shades to intensify looks. The shimmers are also excellent quality - very pigmented and some such as 5TH AVE and MARINA give off a metallic feel to the eye which is stunning for the holiday season. 

This palette was released shortly after the much loved ABH Modern Renaissance palette and a lot fo people compared the palettes. Here are  the two palettes side by side. 

Overall, I do think that these palettes are different and both bring something different to the table. While the Modern Renaissance palette concentrates on pink-mauve tones, the Master Palette by Mario has more warm-toned earth shades. 

Thanks for reading!

Here is a full makeup tutorial using the palette:

Review: Morphe X Kathleen Lights Palette

Hello!! Long time no blog! I have been a busy bee producing a lot of content over on my YouTube and Instagram platforms so be sure to go check me out there if you haven't already! Now on to today's review.

She’s done it again! Famous YouTube beauty guru, Kathleen Lights has released several popular collabs with cosmetics brands such as Colourpop, Ofra and Makeup Geek. This time, Kathleen teamed up with Morphe Brushes to release a new eyeshadow palette.

The day of the palette launch this hot ticket item at $14.99 sold out in just a few hours. Recently, KathleenLights and Morphe Brushes announced that they will be releasing more palettes before the holidays... any minute now. 

When I got my hands on my palette, I decided to film a first impressions video on my channel because two reasons: I was so excited I wanted to use the palette right away and because it was my first time ever using Morphe shadows. You can watch my first impressions video here!

Today, I decided to give it a bit of an update and complete review on my blog. The palette contains 15 coloured eyeshadows ranging from warm toned browns to plum-mauves and even a few green shades. The palette is quite versatile as you can create quite a few looks. 

Look One

Look Two

Morphe shadows receive a lot of mixed reviews, which is one reason why I never purchased (alongside the expensive international shipping). I was pleasantly surprised when I went to swatch the shadows in the palette for the first time. The matte shadows are pigmented, creamy and very blendable while the shimmer shadows are also very pigmented and don't produce much fallout. 

For the price, I think the packaging is great. You all know how I feel about eye shadow palettes that don't come with a mirror. It's a big thumb down for me. But since this palette contains 15 shadows at only $14.99 I can forgive them for the lack of a mirror. The packaging is slim and compact making it easy to bring with you and the versatility inside allows for multiple looks if you are going to be away from your full collection. 

If you didn't get the chance to snag this palette the day it was released I highly suggest trying for the next launch because this palette is absolutely stunning and has great quality for a very reasonable price. 

October Beauty Favourites!

Amanda Speroni October Beauty Favourites

The month of October flew by! I had so much fun creating Halloween looks all month, but I am definitely ready to move forward into the Holiday season! Here are some makeup, skincare and haircare favourites from this month!

Bare Minerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation

Bareminerals barepro performance wear powder foundation packaging

the Bareminerals BAREPRO performance powder foundation in the shade golden

This is a great everyday powder foundation! It doesn't cling to dry patches or exentuates pores. The powder foundation comes in 26 different shades, making it easy to find a great colour match. 

H2O+ Beauty Skincare Products

H2O+ Beauty Oasis and infinity+ moisturizing creams

Throughout the month of October, I have been suffering from really bad break outs! I think a mixture of heavy makeup and Halloween tutorials took a toll on my skin. I decided to switch up a few products in my skincare routine and I feel that these two products have made a positive difference. Here is my previous skincare routine.

H2O+ Beauty Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream

H2O+ Beauty Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream packaging

I have been using this gel based moisturizer every morning. It smells so fresh and clean and feels cool on the skin. It's light weight and sits well under makeup and also looks great on the skin alone. 

H2O+ Beauty Infinity + Deep Sleep Recovery Cream

H2O+ Beauty Infinity+ Deep Sleep Recovery Cream packaging

I have always been one to use the same moisturizer in the morning and at night. With these bad breakouts I found my skin to get really flakey and dry in those areas. I decided to try a night specific cream to try and help and this product really did work. It is a thicker cream that sinks into the skin over night and makes my skin has a nice glow in the morning. 

The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask

The Body Shop Mineral and Ginger warming massage clay mask packaging

I've been using this mask throughout the month of October and really have been enjoying it. When you first apply it on the skin it feels warm and heats up the skin (not in an uncomfortable way). It does a great job at cleansing the skin and it removes any excess oil you may have. I also really enjoy that this is a clay mask but you only have to leave it on for five to ten minutes! Here is a full demo on my Instagram!

Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil Hairspray

Mac Anthony hydrating coconut oil volume hairspray packaging

This is a great hairspray. It smells good, it doesn't leave your hair crunchy or too textured and it helps make your hair styles last a long time! 

NYX Cosmetics Love Contours All Palette

NYX Cosmetics love contours all palette packaging

This is by far my go to, favourite palette! The palette comes with two highlight shades, two contour shades, two brow shades and nine eyeshadow shades! All the shades in this palette are super pigmented, creamy and easy to work with. I have a full review on this palette here!

Also mentioned in this video was the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. I don't know why I forgot to add it to these photos BUT luckily I have a full review here!

September Beauty Favourites!

September Beauty Favourites YouTube thumbnail amandamariabeauty06
What an amazing month, September was one for the books! Here are the products I have been loving this month!

Mary Kay Cosmetics: Special Edition Holiday Line Up

Christmas in October? Yes, please! 

Earlier this month, Mary Kay Cosmetics launched its Christmas in October Holiday sets - and the sets are adorable! If you're on the hunt for a great gift set for the holiday season or want to treat yourself, the Mary Kay Christmas in October sets are just the thing.

Fall Colours: Thanksgiving Weekend Outfit!

Happy Thanksgiving! The leaves are changing colours here in Ottawa and I can't get enough! Here is my go-to easy fall outfit! 

Fall Must Haves: Tall Boots & Comfortable Sweaters

Top 5 Drugstore Foundations

Top five drugstore foundations featuring L'oreal infalible pro glow, L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless, Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous, L'oreal True Match

I think it’s safe to classify me as a foundation hoarder. I love testing new foundations, whether the foundation is high end or from the drugstore. Here are my top five drugstore foundations I can’t live without.

September Round Up!

September was such an amazing month! Here are some of my favourite moments! On September 1st I celebrated my 23rd birthday! I had such an amazing night, surrounded by great people and delicious food.

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation Review

I firmly believe this foundation was the most hyped up drugstore foundation launch of all time. After its successor, Infallible Pro Matte was such a hit, everyone was intrigued when this foundation was announced, and here're the amazing reasons why!

Gen Beauty NYC Outfits

Happy Friday!! Last weekend I was in New York City for Generation Beauty and had such a great time. I wanted to share with you all the outfits I wore throughout the weekend. Also, I am currently hosting a huge makeup giveaway on my YouTube channel so if you're interested be sure to go enter!

OOTD: Boyfriend shirts and Motto Jeans

Fall is by far my favourite season for fashion. Three of my favourite trends this fall is jean -everything, motto jeans and lace-up flats. Here's how I combine them all into one casual, simple and easy outfit!

Ulta Beauty Makeup Haul!

Ulta Beauty makeup products

Summer has flown by and it was one for the books! To end my summer, I went on a family vacation to New York City for an extra-long weekend. While I was there I finally got the chance to visit Ulta Beauty This was my first time ever stepping foot into an Ulta and as a beauty blogger I could not contain my excitement. Here are all the goodies I picked up!

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation Review & Demo

The moment this foundation was released, I knew I had to have it! From the gorgeous packaging to it being every oily-skinned persons’ dream, I knew it was a foundation I had to try and of course review.

Birthday Celebrations! Outfit of the Night

Outfit of the night for my birthday celebrations

Thank you, everyone, for the kind wishes on my birthday! I had such an amazing weekend celebrating with friends and family! Here is what I wore on my birthday celebration night!

Mary Kay Cosmetics: Fall Makeup Collection

Mary Kay Cosmetics PR Package of fall makeup collection
In early August, I was lucky to receive the new Mary Kay Cosmetics fall collection, and boy was it a good one!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review, Swatches & Tutorial

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette packaging

Anastasia Beverly Hills has done it again. Recently, ABH released its latest addition to its popular eye shadow palettes - The Modern Renaissance palette. This warm rose neutral palette is a permanent palette for the makeup line. With the range of shades in the palette, it is equally pleasing for the neutral and colour lovers out there.

Jaclyn Hill's The Ride or Die Makeup Tag

Jaclyn Hill Ride or Die makeup tag

I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend!! I don't usually upload on Saturday's, but I couldn't wait to upload this one! Recently, Jaclyn Hill created a tag video on her channel called Ride or Die Makeup Tag. As the title describes, the tag is all about your favourite, must-have, can't live without makeup products. Here are my ride or dies!

OOTD: Sweater Weather

Fall is around the corner, which made me anxious to start wearing cozy knit sweaters. To beat the heat, I paired it with cut off shorts and chunky heeled sandals! 

Becca Cosmetics X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Face Palette Review & Swatches

Becca Cosmetics X Jaclyn Hill palette

One of the most intense launches in the beauty industry happened last month. Jaclyn Hill in collaboration with Becca Cosmetics teamed up to create more products to add to the already famous Champagne Glow Collection. Today, we will be reviewing the stunning and limited edition Champagne Glow Face Palette.

Night-time Skincare Routine!

We all want a flawless complexion with and without makeup on. That being said, taking care of your skin should be top of your priority list. For me, it has taken me years of trial and error to find products that work for my skin type. Today, let’s chat about my current skincare routine.

OOTD: Peachy Keen!

 I have been posting outfit looks on my Instagram and decided I’d bring them over here and give more details on what I’m wearing! I Hope you enjoy!

No Mirror Makeup Challenge!

No mirror makeup challenge video
Well this was definitely different than my typical video, that is for sure! But, I had loads of fun filming and editing it! 

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer Review

A few months ago I began to see this foundation pop up in my news feed on several social media platforms. I decided to pick it up to see what the fuss was about and reviewed it over on my YouTube channel but wanted to go even further in depth on the blog.