Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Kiko Milano Festival Glow Collection - Swatches and Makeup Look

I was so excited when I was in Italy to pick up some products by Kiko Milano and I've been using a few of them and enjoying them! I have to apologize in advance to my Canadian readers - these don't ship from Italy to Canada, but they are available at Ulta in the U.S. (which also sadly, never resumed shipping to Canada, but if you are planning a trip to the States, you could pick up a few things!)

Kiko Milano Festival Glow Collection - Swatches and Makeup Look
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I found a little Kiko Store in Rome and was able to pick up a few things from their Festival Glow line - this was their Summer 2022 collection and the products are glowy! They are all about glowy skin, sparkly eyes and water proof products - I only picked up a few things as I was travelling by carryon only or I would have pick up more! 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Manicure Monday - Neon Abstract Nails

Happy Manicure Monday - I hope you all had a good weekend! I finally had a relaxing weekend at home to myself and it was much needed for some good R&R! 

Manicure Monday - Neon Abstract Nails
The Biosculpture polishes were received as PR samples

So, I had a plenty of time to do makeup and nails all weekend and it was perfect - I haven't had that much time to myself in a long time and it's been a very busy (but great) Summer! 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Five on Friday - August 12, 2022 ~ Summer Bookish Romance Books, The House In The Cerulean Sea Review, August 2022 Little Passports Subscription, Produce Keepers, and Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl Documentary

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week. It's been quite a week here - I got back from my Grandfather's service in BC on Sunday night and it's been quite a draining week since. I'm honestly looking forward to my first relaxing weekend of the Summer to recuperate this weekend! 

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I'm not much of a planner for my reading, but each month I try and stick to a little bit of a reading "theme". Now that we are in to August, what's the perfect read for Summer? Romance of course! But what's even funner is that a whole bunch of new romances have this fun bookish theme! So I rounded up a few fun Summer Romances with a Bookish twist! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Monthly Reading Wrap-up ~ July 2022

This year I thought I would share a little more of all my books and I thought the best way to do that would be if I wrapped up my reads of each month, so I can share mini reviews on all the books I've gone through! 

It could be a big range from 2 to 10 books depending on how much I read, but I figure I can share a little synopsis and quick thoughts on each book. I will still be doing more in depth reviews on books that really capture me! 

Monthly Reading Wrap-up ~ July 2022
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So, in July I read 9 books - a mix of genres from classics to young adult fantasy. I love most genres, and I really want to keep my reads diversified this year - I think I have been doing a great job of that so far! Also, I've been trying to read a mix of old and new books, which I've done a good job at so far this year. Last month was mostly new books, so I balanced it out this year with a few older books as well. I read 5 audio books and 4 physical books this month! 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Manicure Monday - Summer Polka Dot Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone - hope you had a good weekend! I drove to a family event so Friday and Sunday I drove for 9 hours each day (so, I needed a quick, pretty mani for today!)

Manicure Monday - Summer Polka Dot Nails
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample

I was singing the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot bikini this weekend, so it inspired me to do some yellow polka dots because it's the perfect easy and quick mani!!