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The One with the Instagram September Beauty Challenge 2017 {Week One}

Since starting my blog Instagram two weeks ago, I’ve been having a fabulous time interacting with fellow beauty bloggers and Instagrammers (is that what we call them?!). I only wish I joined sooner! Instagram in general is my favourite social media app. I love taking photos and I love looking at them so it’s right up my alley.

This September, I am participating in a challenge called the “September Beauty Challenge 2017” and it is hosted by the lovely Rachel and Nerida. The idea is to post a new photo every day of September with your interpretation of that day’s theme! It’s so much fun and gives me a lot of inspiration for new posts.

I am new to flatlays so this challenge has really forced me to get my creative juices flowing. Some days, I just don’t have a lot of time – especially during the hours of sunlight, which is essential for good photos if you’re only using your phone – but I am certainly trying my hardest!

I thought I would share with you guys 7 or 8 posts at a time here on my blog. So without further ado, here are my first 8 days worth of posts!

Day 1 of the #septemberbeautychallenge2017 is "Foundation Stash." Here is my collection! Check below for details! ⬇️ ———– 1️⃣ The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream @thebodyshop 2️⃣ Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup to Go Liquid Compact @esteelauder 3️⃣ Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Foundation @lauragellerbeauty 4️⃣ Pur~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream @purlisse 5️⃣ Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer @cliniquecanada 6️⃣ L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation @lorealmakeup 7️⃣ Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation @maybelline 8️⃣ Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation @covergirl 9️⃣ Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation @maybelline 🔟 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick @bobbibrown ——— The minis in the tray are: 1️⃣ Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation @makeupforeverca 2️⃣ It Cosmetics CC+ Cream @itcosmetics 3️⃣ Benefit The Porefessional Pore Minimizing Makeup @benefitcanada ——— I even have some more BB creams in my stash that I couldn't fit in this picture! 😂 . . . . . #septemberbeautychallenge2017 #foundation #foundationstash #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #beautyblog #blog #bbloggersca #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #thebodyshop #esteelauder #laurageller #purlisse #clinique #loreal #maybelline #covergirl #bobbibrown #makeupforever #itcosmetics #benefit

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Day 2 of the #septemberbeautychallenge2017 is "budget buy." The products I chose are not only really affordable but great quality too! Look below for more details! ⬇️ ———– 1️⃣ Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara is only $6.97 at Walmart right now! I got back into this mascara recently. It has a curved brush that fits perfectly for my eyes and it coats every lash for nice fanned out long lashes! No flaking or smudging either! 👍 @covergirl 2️⃣ Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer costs $10.96 at Walmart. This concealer is so impressive because it doesn't crease and it has good coverage without feeling heavy! @maybelline 3️⃣ Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick is on sale for $6.97 at Walmart. I have the shade "Sphynx" which is the perfect nude for me. It has a demi-matte finish and I love how creamy it feels on the lips! 👄 @covergirl 4️⃣ Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is a steal at only $7.98 at Walmart! I use this powder all over my face – even under the eye with no creasing! It keeps my oily skin at bay for hours and doesn't look too heavy! @rimmellondoncan ——— There are so many great budget friendly products out there and these are just a small handful of the ones I enjoy! . . . . . #septemberbeautychallenge2017 #budgetmakeup #drugstoremakeup #affordablemakeup #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #beautyblog #blog #bbloggersca #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #covergirl #mascara #lipstick #maybelline #concealer #rimmel #pressedpowder #flatlay #beautyflatlay

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Day 4 of the #septemberbeautychallenge2017 is "latest purchase." My latest is actually the Naked Heat palette but since I already featured it, I'm going with my second latest purchase – Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Colour in Rose 🌹 @nudestix ・・・ I'm not normally a fan of a matte formula because they are too drying and I hate that uncomfortable feeling. BUT I fell in love with this colour at Generation Beauty and had to pick one up for myself. ・・・ I went with a more simplistic photo arrangement today. I wanted to incorporate leaves because the weather has been feeling a lot like Fall lately. I don't have much time to play around today so this is what I came up with in a pinch. . . . . . #septemberbeautychallenge2017 #nudestix #mattelipstick #lipstick #pinklipstick #nudelipstick #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #beautyblog #blog #bbloggersca #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay

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Day 6 of the #septemberbeautychallenge2017 is "blusher." I surprisingly don't have a big blush collection despite it being one of my favourite makeup items! Check below for details! ⬇️ ・・・ 1️⃣ Seraphine Botanicals Blush in Happy Hibiscus 🌺 @seraphinebotanicals 2️⃣ ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini 🍑 @modelco_cosmetics 3️⃣ Julep Crème to Powder Blush Stick in Sweet Peach 🍑 @julepbeauty 4️⃣ Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold 🌹 @pixibeauty 5️⃣ Seraphine Botanicals Ginger + Gold Illuminating Peach + Gold Blush 🥇 @seraphinebotanicals 6️⃣ bareMinerals All Over Face Colour in True 🤞 @bareminerals 7️⃣ theBalm Instain Long Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Pinstripe 📍 @thebalm_cosmetics . . . . . #septemberbeautychallenge2017 #blush #blusher #blushcollection #blushstash #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #beautyblog #blog #bbloggersca #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay

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Day 7 of the #septemberbeautychallenge2017 is "throwback." I decided to post a #tbt selfie of a makeup look I really loved. ・・・ This photo was taken in October of 2016. It's a laying down shot, hence the weird positioning of my hair and face. 🙈I've always saved this picture but never knew if I liked it or not. The makeup I can remember is below. ⬇️ ・・・ 👁 Buxom Eyeshadows in Room Service, Made of Jade and Bold Bling @buxomcosmetics 👄 Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Bisou @julepbeauty . . . . . #septemberbeautychallenge2017 #selfie #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #beautyblog #blog #bbloggersca #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #wakeupandmakeup

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If you have an Instagram of your own, it’s not too late to join in on the challenge! There’s still lots of September left to join in. 🙂

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25 thoughts on “The One with the Instagram September Beauty Challenge 2017 {Week One}”

    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it. I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to find time (and light! haha) to do them but I’m determined to complete September’s challenge!

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    1. Thank you! Nothing wrong with your photography! 🙂 Looks great to me! I’ve just been getting into bettering my photography skills lately. I used to just use random blankets for backdrops because it was all I had haha.

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