Monday, January 27, 2020

Manicure Monday - Shimmery Gem Stone Nail Stickers

Happy Manicure Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend - I was getting refreshed for the weekend and ready for a week (fingers crossed it was not half as exhausting as last week!) 

Manicure Monday - Shimmery Gem Stone Nail Stickers
I purchased all the products in this post

I have been loving this month's #CBBxManiMonday theme of "experiments" - it's really helped get me back in to the nail art groove and I've been having fun trying new techniques!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2020 Unboxing

Every Boxing Day (or December 26 for you non-Canadians), Beautylish releases the pre-order for their Lucky Bags which ships in early January (and if you are interested, these sell out quickly!) These boxes are $75.00 US + $15.00 shipping to Canada (with exchange I paid $124.80 CAN); but, you are guaranteed at least $150.00 US worth of makeup. They are all totally random, so it is a complete surprise what you get. Some are extra lucky and include gift cards, etc. 

I picked up the regular lucky bag for fair/medium skin. There was also XL lucky bags, Jeffree Star Lucky Bags, and a Buy One Gift One as other options. I'm a total sucker for these mystery boxes and this is my 3rd year getting one - you can see my past unboxings here

Here is a look at my 2020 Beautylish Lucky Bag:

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2020 Unboxing
I purchased this box - this post contains affiliate links

The Lucky Bags are described as "Lucky Bags are a Japanese New Year custom that inspired us to create our own. The crane on this year's Lucky Bag symbolizes longevity and good luck. We hope the surprises inside make your 2020 a little more lucky."

Friday, January 24, 2020

Five on Friday - January 24, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited that it is Friday because holy has it ever been a week! Ugh! 


I try not to be too whiny or complainy on here; but, you guys it has been a rough week and I have been feeling pretty terrible all week! We had no hot water for 8 days - it finally got fixed yesterday and it could not be a better time. It's been wearing on me a little bit - cold showers are not pleasant (like I cried because I didn't get a Jilly Box and I yelled over my Beautylish bag) - it's just been a week! Also, Calgary was in this horrible -30 degree weather for a whole week too right as the water went so it's been a little painful. I need a relaxing weekend! 


I purchased everything shown in this post

My oldest kid, Damian is turning 15 today! It's so hard to believe that he is 15, almost done Grade 9 and is going to high school later this year! It's crazy - he is an amazing, sweet, thoughtful boy! 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm

I was slow getting on the cleansing balm train - I've been on board with the 2-step cleansing system for years now; but, I have typically used an oil cleanser as my first cleanse instead of a balm. (I think I've tried a couple sample sizes, but nothing consistently!)

Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm
I purchased this product - this post contains affiliate links

Back in the Summer, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group was featuring Physicians Formula as their brand of the month and I had never actually tried the brand before! So I picked up one skincare and one makeup product from the brand and spoiler alert - I loved them both! It actually got me really excited to try the brand! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Beauty Consumer Tag

I don't normally do tag style posts on here, but I really enjoy reading and watching them, so if you enjoy them here, maybe I will do some more on here! 

Some products in this picture may have been received as PR - anything more specific was purchased by me

I've been watching a lot of The Beauty Consumer Tag videos and thought the questions were really good! I've been trying to be more thoughtful about my purchases and actually focus on using products in my collection so they don't go bad, so these questions all seemed pretty relevant to where I'm at right now!