Natalie Loves Beauty

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September 12, 2019

Vegan Food Haul + Taste Test! | iHerb.com

Vegan Food Haul and Taste Test iHerb.com

It has been a hot minute since I've shared a vegan food haul and taste test on here and while perusing iHerb.com recently to stock up on some supplements, I also threw in some never-before-tried snacks and meals into my cart! I'm always amazed by the variety of food I find on the website, and these all caught my attention. From fish-free tuna to vegan mac and cheese and matcha latte, I'm taste testing all of my finds on camera with you so you can see my live reactions! While some were definite hits, others were a little disappointing. Which ones should you give a try? I'm breaking it all down for you in my latest video!
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August 27, 2019

Summer Accessory Favourites | What I've Been Loving

aurate x earrings rose gold

What a summer! I hope you all have been having a great one. As for me, I've been reflecting back on the great memories this season has already brought! It's been a while since I've talked about fashion on here, so I figured it'd be good to switch things up a bit and share some accessories I've been loving this summer. I definitely would describe my sense of style as casual and minimalistic on the daily, so I wanted to share items that I've been getting a lot of use out of these past few months - as you will see, they are nothing extravagant, just things I treasure for their simplicity.
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August 11, 2019

Birthday Get Ready With Me | Hair, Makeup & Outfit + GIVEAWAY!


My birthday passed earlier this month and I had a fun-filled weekend celebrating with friends and family! I decided to show you how I got ready for one of my outings, from head to toe, in my latest video. I opted to straighten my hair, and went for a natural makeup look with minimal products used. I decided to wear a blue patterned cocktail dress which I paired with some comfortable wedges. I also tried out a new eyeshadow palette, which I am also giving away! Keep reading to find out how to enter for a chance to win.
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July 19, 2019

My Top Chemical Exfoliants Recommendations

My Top Chemical Exfoliants Recommendations

While the word "chemical" can sound scary, when it comes to an exfoliant, it's something I very much covet and that can be extremely beneficial, as long as I find what works best for my skin type. As a teenager, I was no stranger to benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, having tried not only a slew of over-the-counter drugstore acne treatments but prescription-grade skincare as well. At the time, I was also going ham on mechanical exfoliants, aka scrubs, which were only aggravating my skin because of how harsh they actually were. I never had much luck, and if I did, I would only see positive results for just a few days or weeks before my acne flared up all over again. Although I still deal with breakouts, the worst is behind me and I now look for products that will help even out texture and speed up skin cell turnover to help with my scarring and hyperpigmentation. I've rounded up some of my top chemical exfoliants I think are worth checking out and that, in my opinion, are fairly priced for what they deliver as well.
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July 8, 2019

DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum & Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel | Review

DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum & Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel Review

Vitamin C is a very hot ingredient in the skincare world at the moment, and I've personally been on the hunt for a skincare line that I could test out to see how my skin would fare using this ingredient in a more concentrated way. I got my hands on the DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum* and Instant Radiant Citrus Facial Peel* recently, which both sounded very promising. I've been using them for close to two months now, so I figured I would check in and share my results so far. I would like to preface my review with the fact that I have combination skin that is also sensitive and acne-prone. What makes vitamin C so fantastic is that not only is it anti-aging but it is also brightening and has even been shown to be damage repairing by helping fade sun damage and dark spots. It also protects the skin from free radicals thanks to its high antioxidant concentration.
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June 27, 2019

EPIC EMPTIES | Spring 2019 Edition

Epic Empties Spring 2019 Edition

It's officially my favourite time of the year and I couldn't be more excited! Although summer temperatures have taken longer than usual to settle here in Montréal, I'm hopeful that they are here to stay. I sat down the other day to film my latest empties video, in which I share all the products I got to finish in the past season. I managed to use up quite a bit, and I feel so much lighter now that my recycle bin is full! Find out which products I cannot recommend enough and which ones I think you should pass on in this latest installment of Epic Empties.
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June 20, 2019

Purito Comfy Water Sun Block | Korean Skincare Review

Purito Comfy Water Sun Block SPF 50 Korean Skincare Review

With summer just around the corner, the importance of using sun protection comes up quite a bit. As someone who enjoys basking in the sun, I try my best to remember to apply a lotion with SPF, but I will admit I can be forgetful at times. I personally find coming across a sun block I actually enjoy using makes me less likely to forget to apply some. Purito, a Korean skincare brand I not too long ago had the pleasure of discovering (more on that here and here!), recently came out with their new Comfy Water Sun Block* which contains an SPF of 50+ and can be used on both the face and body. I've been using their Centella Green Level Safe Sun for the last few months which I have been absolutely loving, so I couldn't wait to put their latest launch to the test. The expectations were high, and I'll be breaking down what this sun block has to offer.
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June 7, 2019

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation & Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer | Review


Having been on a pressed powder kick for a while now, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that Make Up For Ever recently released their Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation*. I had previously reviewed their original Matte Velvet Skin Foundation (liquid form) and was overall really happy with the results, so I was looking forward to see if this one would yield a similar afterthought. The brand also not too long ago released its range of Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer*, so  I decided to film a first impression using both together. Did my initial feel for these products go as expected? And do I still feel the same way having used them a few more days after filming? Keep reading to find out!
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May 29, 2019

Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Mask Damage Repair & Volumizing Clay Hair Mask

Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Mask Damage Repair Volumizing Clay Hair Mask

Marc Anthony is a brand that has been around for a while, yet I had never tried their products (until recently that is)! I remember thinking for the longest time that this company was founded by the singer. Upon digging deeper, I realized that is not the case: it was created by a hair stylist over 20 years ago, who also happens to also share this famous name. The company is headquartered here in Canada, but the products are sold internationally, which I was not aware of. When I received the Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Mask Damage Repair & Volumizing Clay Hair Masks*, I was very intrigued and have been using them for the last few weeks. I wanted to report back on how I have been getting along with these masks, so here goes!
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May 15, 2019

Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer & Earth Sourced Power Berry Serum

Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer & Earth Sourced Power Berry Serum

Does anyone else always peruse articles online before making a beauty purchase? I'm that person that will pull up a new tab and do a quick search on my phone while debating whether to spend the moola in the aisle. That's why I love sharing reviews so much because they help me make an informed decision on what's worth giving a try. I've been a fan of Paula's Choice skincare for a few years as they make some of my favourite cleansers and moisturizers. Although I regularly rotate the skincare brands I use, I always come back to using their line. Paula's Choice recently came out with two new products: the Omega+ Complex Moisturizer* and the Earth Sourced Power Berry Serum*. I've been using them for the past few weeks and wanted to report back on how I have been faring with these new additions to my skincare stash.
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May 1, 2019

Renpure Tea Tree Lemon Sage & Restorative Hemp Oil Hair Care | Review

Renpure Tea Tree Lemon Sage Refreshing Shampoo Conditioner Restorative Hemp Oil Moisture Therapy

I've been on a new hair care kick for the last few months (catch my last feature here!), and one brand that I wanted to take the time to share with you is Renpure. I had heard of this company in the last few years, but it isn't until recently that I discovered that it is available in drugstores in Canada. What immediately drew me to this brand is that all of their products are plant-based and gluten-free, made with natural ingredients and void of harmful toxins such as dyes, sulfates, parabens, phtalates and formaldehyde. I personally love trying out new shampoos and conditioners, so I was looking forward to seeing just how well Renpure's Tea Tree Lemon Sage* and Restorative Hemp Oil* hair washing duos perform.
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April 18, 2019

Sothys Summer Chill Collection | Review + Makeup Look

Sothys Summer Chill Collection Makeup

I always look forward to seeing the makeup Sothys releases, and this year's Spring/Summer collection is no exception! I am a summer baby through and through, so when I saw that they had named their latest one the Summer Chill Collection*, I was immediately drawn to it. I got my hands on a few items from this limited edition release, namely a blush, bronzer, eyeshadow palette, lip pencil, two lip crayons and nail polish. I figured I might as well show you how these apply and how you can easily achieve a wearable look using them together, so I have also put together a video showing you exactly how I have been using these products.
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