Monday, September 18, 2023

Manicure Monday - Stamped Fall Foliage Nails

Happy Manicure Monday - I hope you all have a great weekend! 

I purchased everything in this post

It's starting to feel like Fall here and I'm excited for Fall nails - my favourite time of year and it's never long enough here in Calgary! The leaves are starting to turn and it's just beautiful! 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Five on Friday - September 15, 2023 ~ The Circle Book Review, Calgary Corporate Challenge, Clothing Finds, Glow Up Season 5, and Summer Declutter

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! It's been a little busy here and I have a super busy weekend coming up! 


I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

As always, I'm happy to share more great books with you guys and honestly, the new release The Circle by Katherena Vermette is amazing - 4.5/5 stars. This is the third in a set of companion novels that are contemporary fiction surrounding the metis experience in Winnipeg (and really across Canada). This series starts with The Break (5/5 stars) - a book surrounding a violent act and everyone affected by the crime, both directly and non-directly and the fall-out and effect on relationships and family. The story is full of different perspectives and it's beautifully written - it's powerful and difficult to read. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

XO Treatment Room - Kiss This By XO in Bronzy Coral

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of local Calgary brand, XO Treatment Room (their line is XO Face Care) - their skincare products are amazing and they've slowly been delving in to the makeup world and I've been loving the products! I went for a facial recently, so when I saw they had a new makeup product I had to pick it up and try it! 

XO Treatment Room - Kiss This By XO in Bronzy Coral
I purchased this on my own

XO Treatment Room - Kiss This by XO in Bronzy Coral ~ $18.00 CAN. Nourishing non sticky glittery lip gloss. Perfect to wear on it’s own or over top your favourite nude lipstick.

This is described as a nourishing lip gloss with a hint of glitter in it - the creator of the product, Annie described these as an oil stain gloss that are enhanced with a plumping effect and long lasting moisture. These sounded amazing - I love a gloss, oil, stain - all of the above, I want it all on my lips always! 

Monday, September 11, 2023

Manicure Monday - Sally Hansen x Sesame Street Up To Snuff

Happy Manicure Monday - I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was crazy busy, so I needed a quick manicure and this new polish was perfect! 

Manicure Monday - Sally Hansen x Sesame Street Up To Snuff
I purchased this product on my own - this post contains affiliate links

I'm a big fan of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line and when I saw the collab with Sesame Street I knew I had to pick something up. Aaaand, my favourite old character was always Snuffleupagus so I loooove that it's also the perfect Fall orange shade! (Also, for the record, I always thought it was Snuffaluffagus, but alas I've just learned how to spell it!)

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ August 2023

Last year I set a monthly beauty and books budget at $200 per month and I really stuck to it! I am trying to be thoughtful in my purchases, so this has been holding me accountable for being reasonable with my spending. Since it worked so well last year, I'm really trying to do the same thing this year! 

I do always love my Monthly Haul posts - it's a good way to keep track of everything that I picked up each month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

Shopper's Drug Mart Haul ~ $12.93 CAN. I picked up a few goodies with my Optimum points (my favourite way to shop) - I was able to get the gorgeous Chanel cream bronzer and I can't wait to give it a try! Plus I needed some mascara and I got a free mascara sample and sample pack! Pretty good little haul!