A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Makeup Remover

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So, an eyelash tip I always swear by when I am shooting is to curl my lashes and apply waterproof mascara. The reason behind this is that the waterproof formula dries faster and will hold my curl all day and night. I have straight lashes so this is what I do. However, waterproof mascara is a product for the summer – pools, cottages, etc.! It’s amazing but terrible to remove. I found the answer.

The Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome is incredible. I apply some to a cotton pad and gently remove any eye makeup, including that waterproof mascara that is so hard to get off. It removes it so easily that I don’t have to tear at my eyes and lashes, as I find other removers sometimes do.

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Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Makeup Remover: Lancome

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A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Summer Romper

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My favourite outfit of the summer is this one right here. This cute, comfortable black romper by MINKPINK is my go-to on a hot summer day. This romper can be so easily dressed up or down with either a pair of flip flops or some wedges, like I did here in this pic.

I added my favourite accessories, my Alexander McQueen silk scarf and my beautiful pink quartz wrapped stone by Kimizee that I am so excited to tell you guys about in the near future!!

Rompers for the win! 🎉

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Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Romper: MINKPINK / Scarf: Alexander McQueen

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A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Wind-Washed Chambray Shirt

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Loving this super comfortable, super cute chambray button up shirt. I love the vintage look of it and how versatile it is. I can throw it over a tank top with jeans or wear it buttoned up paired with some leggings.

Feeling my real Canadian side come through with this Jean on Jean look I sported on Canada Day! My shirt is from a brand called Holding Horses that I picked up in the petite section at Anthropologie. Threw on a pair of Prada sunglasses and I was out to walk around the beautiful city of Toronto!!

Check out their line on the Anthropologie website. I love the “already worn” look while still keeping it classic and upscale.

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Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Button Up Shirt: Holding Horses

A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Shimmering Highlighter

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So I finally jumped on the highlighter bandwagon after a makeup artist applied it to my face for a wedding earlier last month. Since then, I kind of fell in love with the look, especially for summer!!!

I picked up the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Opal by Becca. I chose this colour due to my skin tone and loving the golden pearls coming through, but Becca has a number of different shades that will match other skin tones as well. I apply it after my makeup is done to the top of my cheekbones, a little down my nose, above my brows and above my cupids bow. The pressed powder will produce the most shimmer, so go easy on the coverage but the results are beautiful. Perfect for a summer wedding, party or even just to brighten up your look. ☺

Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Highlighter: Becca

A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Morning Cleanser

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I know I have raved about my night time facial cleanser (Frothy Face by Origins) a couple of times in my previous posts but realized I had never talked about my morning cleanser that I can’t live without and have been using for years!

As part of my morning routine, I wash my face with Aveeno’s Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser before applying my daily moisturizer. This cleanser is so gentle on my skin yet it leaves it feeling clean, fresh and ready to take on the day…and my makeup ;).

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Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Cleanser: Aveeno

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A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Sun Care

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SPF is one of the most important tools of summer. I think the days of lathering on tanning oil and basking in the sun is a past time that shouldn’t really be repeated anymore due to cancer and aging. However, that doesn’t mean I walk around with an umbrella over my head and covered from head to toe. I love the beach, sun and summer as much as anyone else, which is why a good SPF is a great tool that I carry around with me whenever I travel and always remember to apply it if I know I’ll be out in the sun.

My absolute favourite is the Ombrelle SPF 60, clear, continuous spray. It is SO easy to apply and doesn’t leave a white residue that you have to spend 10 minutes rubbing in (as I have experienced with other brands). This spray kept me protected with its high SPF and took no time at all applying. I highly recommend this brand as it was my “go-to” on my travels to Bali earlier last month.

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Author: Kaitlyn Leeb / Sun Care: Ombrelle SPF 60

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Spread’s Rising Star: Kaitlyn Leeb

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For those of you who have been following along, Kaitlyn Leeb has been the hair, beauty and make up expert on our blog for the past 6 months. Kaitlyn’s passion and talent for writing has enabled us to showcase a variety of new products, brands and interesting beauty tips for our friends and followers.

Kaitlyn’s talent doesn’t stop at writing. She’s also an actress for TV and film! ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters” has found its Camille Belcourt in Kaitlyn Leeb, who will be a guest star on the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” YA series. Kaitlyn’s character, Camille, is the leader of the New York vampire clan.

Who out here thinks Kaitlyn will be the most beautiful AND talented vampire to date? Because we sure do!

We’re so proud of you Kaitlyn, congratulations!