My Favourite Dewy Skin Products, For Oily Skin! | GimmeMyMascara

For as long as I can remember, my skin has been oily. And, I mean, OILY, like fry some chicken nuggets on my nose in the summer kinda oily, gross, I know. (The skin, not the nuggets, those are always delish.)

Imagine my shock when I came to realized that I was actually interested in trying out some dewier skin care products this summer… I was in Pakistan a few months ago and the extreme heat was really HELPING my skin… it was the strangest thing but the hot, humid weather was pulling all the dirt and oil out of my skin , leaving my skin at it’s all time best! Woo Hoo! I got back to Canada a while ago and the cold air wasn’t helping to preserve my new supermodel skin, so I decided to try out some new products to help add that glowing goddess look back! unnamed

The first product that I’ve been using RELIGIOUSLY for the past few months, morning and night, is the Bobby Brown EXTRA Face Oil. I’ve always been terrified of face oils and my traumatic experience with the Tarte Maracuja Oil wasn’t helping… Continue reading

Organizing, For The Unorganized!

Organizing, for the unorganized.

You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce.

And, you CAN accomplish everything on your to do list for the day.

*Do not add winning a grammy to that list and you’ll be fine*

I’m not crazy, swear it.

If you’re thinking “like I could ever accomplish everything that Queen Bee does, even if I tried.” Well, I’m here to tell you, and teach you, that you can.

Time management is just one of those things that everyone, including myself, struggles with. And organizing your time, is organizing your LIFE. Dramatic, I know, but it’s true and you know it is.

PS- I’ve been thinking of writing this post for about a month, and just never found the “time” to do it. But here I am, taking my own advice, and getting to it! You’re welcome.

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Decluttering my makeup brushes and simplifying my vanity| Gimmemymascara

I’m a 20 year old, university going, beauty blogger and vlogger. I think it’s safe to say I spend about 80% of my days in my bedroom. This is my happy place.

And, considering I spend so much time in here, I like having pretty things to look at, and clean things are prettier than dusty old things. I’m not a neat freak, but I appreciate a good Spring Cleaning as much as the next gal!

A specific problem area of mine I’ve been meaning to work on for weeks now is my makeup brush collection. If you’ve read my post about what a Makeup Addict I am, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If not, check it out, here!

My biggest problem with my brushes was A) There were just too many of them and they wouldn’t fit in the DIY Brush Holders I made them and B) They were filthy. Cleaning makeup brushes is definitely one of those daunting tasks that I try to avoid for as long as possible.

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My First Week With A VERTICAL Planner! | GimmeMyMascara

 

Hello and welcome back to Gimmemymascara!

I know I’ve been absent for quite a while but I woke up this morning to a notification from WordPress letting me know how well my blog has been doing, even in my absence, and how my views were sky rocketing! WOAH! That’s definitely one way to help me out of bed on a #HumpDay! I went through my stats to notice planner related posts are what y’all are loving most right now, and today being the Erin Condren Life Planner release day, I thought a planner post was fitting!

I got word of the EC release last week, and while bloggers like Elle Fowler were raving about the new planners, I thought of how much I would really use a vertical planner and how it would fit into my day to day life. I also remembered I had bought the MAMBI 365 Happy Planner at Michaels a few months back while it was on sale and I thought I would use it this week as a test run for the EC. Here’s how the week’s going so far:

A) FULL BOX STICKERS!!! I recently got a few of the full box stickers from ItsJustPaperCo during one of her ToonieTuesday sales and i’ve been itching to use them! This week I used the Welcome to Paradise collection and having a full row of full box stickers in the center of my planner has been so fun and colourful! I’ve always thought full boxes took up too much room but it’s summer, and I really don’t have all that much going on this week, so it worked out perfectly! So far so good.

**I didn’t think I was doing a post on this spread so I didn’t bother taking any pictures of it before the pen! I’m sorry I can’t show you the whole thing, for privacy reasons, but here’s what I do have..**

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VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask- Treats Dark Circles, Wrinkles & Aging- Review! | Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back!

If you’ve been following my blog, or YouTube channel, or social media, for a while you’ll know this year hasn’t been the best in terms of my health. I hate taking breaks from doing what I love but I do have to put my health and safety first! While I’ve been in bed sick, I haven’t been wearing much makeup but I have been loving trying out new skin care products! It’s a lot easier being in waiting rooms and doctors offices for hours without a full face on, and it’s easier to nap without looking like a panda. One of the newest products I’ve tried is the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask.

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I went through my usual night time skin care routine and then applied this mask right before bed, you can keep it on for a full 8 hours! My initial reaction was “Well, this is cold.. in the best way possible!” I love masks that have a cooling or warming effect, I like feeling like they’re really doing something! Continue reading

ELF Studio Contour and Blush Palettes Review(s)! |Gimmemymascara

Lades and Gentlemen,

I have found the newest, hottest, most pigmented, most versatile, drugstore palette. Not an eyeshadow palette, a set of DRUGSTORE face palettes! WHAT?! Yup.

ELF Cosmetics recently came out with FOUR brand new Studio Palettes, featuring four shades each. They have two blush palettes, a lighter option and a darker one. They also have a contour palette and a bronzer option! I purchased 3 of the 4 and here’s what I thought…

IMG_1797Each of the powders is pretty finely milled and easy to blend, the powders stay on just as well as any high end ones i’ve personally tried and the shades are super versatile for any skin tone. I love that each palette comes with four shades so you can mix and match each one to fit your needs. Overall, I love each of the 3 palettes I purchased and here’s why..  

*Follow the pictures in the first image above to see the truest colours and comparisons.*

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What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag- Weekend Cruise Getaway | Gimmemymascara

Welcome back, beauties.

Last weekend I went away for a couple days with my family and I thought I would show you guys what I packed in my travel makeup bag.  I obviously over packed my bag because I’m Anisa and I am just really excessive like that but oh well. Let’s get started…

IMG_6464*All products are listed in order of how I would apply them. Hyperlinks are to previous blog posts of mine featuring that product. If you would like a review on any of these products, comment it below*

  1. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturizer
  2. Benefit POREfessional Primer 
  3. Bobby Brown Corrector in Dark Peach
  4. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel 
  5. ELF HD Lifting Concealer in Shade 3 
  6. MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC42
  7. Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
  8. NYX Blush in Angel
  9. Becca Highlighter in Opal
  10. Crease Colours- Sonia Kashuk Eye Contour Palette in 02
  11. Lid Colour- Style Icon Single Shadow by Buxom
  12. ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
  13. Anastasia Covet Waterproof Eyeliners in Noir and Grunge (Tight line and Waterline)
  14. Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo in Dark Brown
  15. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  16. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  17. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  18. Loreal Paris Infallible Pro makeup Setting Spray

I also took any brushes, and beauty blenders and lash curlers that I would need, but those are pretty basic so I chose not to include them.

Now, I thought I’d also share a few photos from my trip with you all! There really aren’t many because my family has asked me to not post any photos with them in it, and they’re in most of mine! Here’s what I do have..

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Take care, xoxo Anisa

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Planner Stickers- Printable | Gimmemymascara

As promised, here are the stickers I made myself for my August 2015 monthly view! I use the Large Kate Spade planner, and this month’s decor was inspired by Lilly Pulitzer! I do keep my stickers to a minimal and leave myself lots of room to write in, but here’s what I came up with.. To see the full spread, check out my Plan With Me video on YouTube!

As always, these are other people’s images that I found on google and pasted together in a word document. I did NOT draw anything you see here, and do not wish to take credit for any else’s work! I’m simply sharing the exact images with you since so many of you have asked me to!

I’ve also uploaded another sheet of stickers, inspired by both Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade, feel free to mix and match the sheets together!

Enjoy. xoxo Anisa 

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Body Confidence & Loving Yourself! | Gimmemymascara

My favourite part about having a Youtube channel and a blog is that I get to connect with girls, and women, and lovely humans all around the world! I love the confidence I get from posting a video or a blog post and knowing people enjoy watching or reading. I love replying to comments and talking to everyone about everything, like how their day went or what killer lip product they got on sale this weekend.

But, once in a while things change.  I’ll film a video and I just won’t be happy with it. It’s not so much it, but me. We all have those days where we just don’t like what we look like and wish we could snap our fingers and change something. I’m sure everyone has their own opinions about what they’d like to change and no one imperfection is less important than another. If it’s important or matters to you, then it does. No questions asked.

And as I was watching The Mindy Project this morning, I realized why I loved this show so much. I love Mindy because of her confidence. She isn’t a size 2 and she doesn’t do everything right but she has a kind heart, she’s smart, she loves so deeply and she rocks what she has. She isn’t afraid to say what she wants and when, and she never lets anyone or anything stand in her way. I think she’s one of the strongest female TV characters and a great role model for women, and men, everywhere.

There was this one specific scene in Season 3 that really got me thinking and I wanted to share it with all of you. If you wish to watch this scene, you can find The Mindy Project on Netflix. This scene is from Season 3, Episode 20. Here’s how it goes:

As Mindy stands in front of a mirror she refers to herself as a “fat load in a tracksuit” where Sheena, played by Laverne Cox, says “That’s cold. Now, if the person in the mirror was your best friend, would be as mean to her as you [are] being to yourself?” Mindy: “No” Laverne: “Well, I got news for you. You ARE talking to your best friend. You.” “You look fine, it’s your attitude that’s terrible. We all have insecrutites we need to get over, but you need to own it. Be as confident and beautiful as any other bitch in the room.”

And that ladies and gentlemen is how I think we should all see ourselves, as our best friends. No one knows 100% about you, except for you, and that body you’re in is the only one you have. So love it, love yourself and you’ll learn to love the world around you. And I? I’m still working on that, as we all are, but I vow to love myself as long as you vow to do the same. Deal? Deal. I love you.

xoxo Anisa

Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo: Review & Demo | Gimmemymascara

Hello!

About 3 months ago I shared with you my thoughts and a little demo on the Loreal Brow Plumper, it’s since been my most read post and I see people are still going back to it months later! I’m so glad you’ve all enjoying that post!

And, when I saw another new brow product at the drugstore I knew I just had to test it out for you.

IMG_6194So, today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts, a demo, and some pictures on the Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo by Eyestudio. I got the shade deep brown, there are 4 in total which is pretty great for a drugstore brow product, and a brow filler in general. These retail for about $10 (CAD) but I’m sure prices will vary depending on where you find yours.

Let’s start with what my brows look like when they’re brushed out, but have nothing in them.. I do thread my brows every few weeks and I have decided to keep the shape a bit fuller than I used to..

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