Natalie Loves Beauty

Montreal-Based Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

April 19, 2020

EPIC EMPTIES | Winter 2020 Edition

These last few weeks have felt very surreal with the pandemic we are currently facing and this new reality we have had to quickly adjust to. It's been devastating, to say the least, and not knowing what the future holds can be unsettling and really have a toll on one's well-being. I decided to take some time away from my platforms to process it all, and it felt good to not pressure myself to put out content when I felt it personally best to take a step back. I am however happy to be back today and wanted to keep with the regular programming that can be expected each season on my virtual space here on the internet. I am sharing my latest epic empties installment (better late than never)! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy at home. Stay strong - we will get through this together!

February 16, 2020

NEW! Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection | First Impressions + Makeup Look

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection

I recently experienced one of those "pinch me" moments when this adorable pink box filled with the entire Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection landed on my doorstep. I am such a big fan of both the makeup artist and the amazing cosmetics line she has built, having tried quite a few of her products over the years. Surprisingly though, I had never tried the ever so popular Pillow Talk lipstick, one (if not the) most sold lipstick shade in the world. I saw on social media that Charlotte Tilbury was expanding her line to include not only deeper shades in the existing lipstick, lip liner and blusher but was also adding a bunch more Pillow Talk products to her range, such as an eyeshadow palette, highlighters and eyeliner. I was super stoked to put the new Pillow Talk products to work, and I figured it would be great to not only show you what's new but also have you see in action how these apply in my latest video, too!

January 19, 2020

This Works Deep Sleep Breathe In and Deep Sleep Pillow Spray | Review

This Works Deep Sleep Breathe In Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

I consider myself lucky as I have had very little trouble falling or staying asleep for most of my life. Lately, however, I have been having more difficulty getting a restful night's sleep. I've been trying to find ways to better set myself up for some quality shut-eye. Taking a hot shower, drinking herbal tea, listening to relaxing music and meditating before going to bed has helped, as has incorporating these two products from This Works* into my ritual to restore a sense of calm before hitting the hay. I have tried similar alternatives from other brands in the past, however, I just had to give these two their time to shine because they have been so incredibly effective in my night time routine.

December 23, 2019

EPIC EMPTIES | Fall 2019 Edition

Epic Empties Fall 2019

It's hard to believe that we are wrapping up another year and that we are about to enter a new decade. As the saying goes, time really flies! As we have just welcomed winter, I wanted to go through all the products I've used up this past fall, a tradition of sorts on this blog! From makeup to skincare, body care, hair care and more, I'm sharing mini-reviews on how I got along with all. Catch my video to hear me talk about each product in more detail.

December 15, 2019

OSEA Ocean Cleansing Milk, Ocean Lotion and Sea Vitamin Boost | Review

OSEA Ocean Cleansing Milk Ocean Lotion Sea Vitamin Boost

We've all been there - you try one product out, and then you dream about trying the entire range because you've been left in awe by its performance. That would be me + OSEA, a California-based skincare line I have previously professed my love for (evidence here and here). Yet again, I am back with some recent discoveries I just had to share, and while I still have a way to go before claiming I have tried them all, I am inching closer!

November 1, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Full Face Of Makeup | Get Ready With Me

Charlotte Tilbury Full Face Of Makeup

Charlotte Tilbury recently came out with new makeup which I was lucky enough to receive, namely the Airbrush Flawless Foundation*, Magic Vanish Color Corrector* and Starry Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette*. As I was sorting through my vanity makeup, I came to the realization that I have collected quite a few of the brand's makeup over the last couple of years, enough to create a full-face look! I love watching one brand tutorials as you get to see what a brand has to offer in action and such videos speak to a product's application performance.

October 3, 2019

EPIC EMPTIES | Summer 2019 Edition

Another season has come and gone, and that can only mean one thing on this blog! I've rounded up all of the products I've used up over the last few months, ranging from skincare to makeup, body care, hair care, fragrance and more. Discover some of my recent favourites in my latest video and find out which ones I think are worth passing upon. As always, I've included links to any reviews I've done in case you are interested in learning more about products I've featured in the past!

September 12, 2019

Vegan Food Haul + Taste Test! |

Vegan Food Haul and Taste Test

It has been a hot minute since I've shared a vegan food haul and taste test on here and while perusing 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!

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.

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.

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.

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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