Wait, wait, wait, are you really going to try to convince me that I can spend only $3.00 on a concealer that will cover my spots, and under eye bags, brighten up the eye area, wear well throughout the day, sit nicely on the skin,and won’t crease?

Yes I am.

IMG_1319I got the ELF HD Lifting Concealer back in July off the ELF Website because I wanted to film a one brand ELF tutorial. I’ve linked the video for you here, but fair warning: the audio is 100% messed up and YouTube has decided to mute my intro.. lovely.  Since then, I’ve used the concealer in multiple videos, like THIS one, where you can really see the product in action.

I had tried a few ELF products before and they were incredible, especially at such low costs. Most ELF products are $1-3 for basic items and not much more for pallets or full kits. I chose my concealer shade online and though there wasn’t much selection, I found one that matched my skin beautifully. I got the shade medium and it works great on my spots or under eyes. It leaves a satin, soft finish on the skin and does absolutely everything I mentioned above. Continue reading


Winter Beauty Essentials & The Perfect Holiday Look | Gimmemymascara

I think it’s safe to say that beauty bloggers and YouTubers take changing seasons VERY seriously. The second the month, or seasons change, my subscription box overflows with “monthly favorites,” “seasonal favorites” and “seasonal essentials.” It’s normal for our skin, makeup routine and hair care routine to change according to our environment. This post is all about my winter beauty essentials and getting the perfect winter, holiday ready look.

Holiday Ready: Smokey Eyes 

IMG_1262The second someone mentions winter and makeup my brain immediately jumps to red lips and smokey eyes.  Glittery golds with a warm tone and high sheen are most popular this time of year. My favorite gold would have to be Half Baked from Urban Decay, it’s a warm toned shadow with a golden undertone. PS- this shadow can be bought separately or in most Urban Decay palettes. 

If you’re wondering what an undertone is, let me explain. An undertone is the colour or tone that shows through the initial eyeshadow colour you apply. Most gold eyeshadows have a yellow undertone, and show up as more of a yellow-gold versus a gold-gold. However, this Urban Decay shadow is actually a gold-gold, AKA the best there is. It won’t show any specs of yellow, brown, or red through it.  The brown can make your eyes look muddy and the red or yellow tones can make you look tired, and sometimes sick. A gold undertone helps you look more awake and gives your eyes a more bright eyed look. 

Somedays I prefer a warmer brown-gold shadow to add some sparkle to my eye without it being too IMG_1290intense. Both of these colours together blend better onto the eyes and won’t stand out in an awkward, overly bright way. To avoid the muddy eyed look I mentioned earlier, I use the  Morphe Shadow in ES20. This shadow is very warm toned, which works best on darker, olive, or tan skin like mine. For lighter skin tones, blend this shadow over the lid AND into the crease for the perfect amount of definition. PS- Morphe shadows are only $2, you just can’t go wrong.  Continue reading

The Beauty Blogger Tag | GimmeMyMascara

You’re probably asking yourself a million questions right now, who is this Gimmemymascara girl? MEWhat’s she like? What’s her story?  I’ve decided to share myself with you by answering a list of Beauty Blogger related questions. Without further ado, here we go!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? 

Neither. It’s uncontrollable and has a mind of its own. It can be pin straight one day and VERY wavy the next.. Sometimes it likes to play along and dries into soft waves.

2. What is your natural hair colour?

Dark brown, almost black!

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

A salon, always.

4. How often do you wash your hair?

About 2-3 times a week, which is scientifically the healthiest for your hair (at least that’s what twitter said. ;)) The other days I just spray in some dry shampoo and I am good to go! To read about my full hair care routine, click HERE.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?

I think the whole point of beauty and fashion is self expression. I love my basic pieces and do have a defined style to a degree but I am always willing to try something new, especially with my makeup! Continue reading

My Hair Care Routine | Gimmemymascara

Today, I’m sharing with you my most requested beauty topic: my hair care routine. I always get asked what hair products I use to keep my hair looking healthy and shiny year round. I do have some split ends but I also hydrate my hair, a lot, so they don’t show as much as they otherwise would.

Rub a Dub Dub:

My hair care routine usually starts with washing and conditioning my hair in the shower. I shower often but only wash my hair 2-3 times a week, unless I really worked out that week, or have somewhere nice to be where I need nicer hair. On days I’m not showering but want to refresh my hair I use the Bumble and Bumble Pret a PowderIMG_1201this is a very fine milled, white powdered dry shampoo which soaks up the excess oil from your hair, adds volume and texture making it look and feel cleaner. Continue reading

My name is Anisa and I am a makeup addict.

My name is Anisa and I am a makeup addict. 

Group: Hi Anisa

Councillor: Let’s hear your story, what brings you here?

Well, I knew I was an addict when I was sitting in the library at school writing a blog post about DIY face moisturizers and masks  when I decided I needed a pen to jot something into my agenda. I unzipped the smaller pouch of my backpack and saw my Kardashian Khroma lipgloss in wildflower honeywhich I totally forget I even had. I pushed it aside and there was my $31 Dior Addict lipgloss under it, and another under that. I decided it would be easier to take all the lip products out of my bag to find my pen and then, well, then this happened. 

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DIY Moisturizers and Masks

Winter in Canada means sparkling snowflakes, white trees filled with shimmering lights, holiday parties, aaand… dry skin. Canadian winters are the most brutal thing that mother nature does to your skin and every year thousands of women and men around the world shop for creams, serums and magical potions to help restore their skin back to it’s pre winter form. 

This year I’ve decided to save my money and to DIY my skin care products. This post will teach you everything you need to know about making your own moisturizers and masks.   Continue reading

#GimmePrimers – How to prime like a pro

If you’re on YouTube as much as I am, you’ve probably heard about primers and seen countless Get Ready With Me videos that start off by priming the skin. For years now I never used a primer, not even on my oily, pore filled face. I didn’t use a primer because I didn’t know what the heck it was or which one I should bother trying. I’ve since learned almost everything there is to know about primers and I am here to teach you everything you need to know about priming your skin! Continue reading