Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ColourPop Limited Edition Goodies Giveaway!!

As 2016 comes to end, I am really thankful to the readers, followers, and occasional glancers at my blog! I hope you all like what you find here, and if there is something you love or think I need to work on - I would love to hear it! I am always looking for ways to grow and make this blog more enjoyable! 

I am going on vacation for 2 weeks - leaving today December 28, 2016 and returning January 12, 2017! I don't have any posts scheduled during this time (I wish I was more organized so I could post while I'm away....)! 

As a way to say THANK YOU and that I hope you will return early January when I am back, I am going to leave you with a little giveaway that will run the whole time I'm away! 




This giveaway includes:

December 2016 - Monthly Favorites!

Here is a look at what I have been loving in December! 

Snow Fairy Shower Gel ~ $9.95 for 100 ml. Oh how we've missed lathering up in those fluffy pink bubbles! We crave Snow Fairy's bubblegum and sweet vanilla fragrance all year, and just can't imagine the holidays without her. Our famous fairy contains a smattering of biodegradable shimmering luster (or as we like to call it, Fairy Dust), so she won't harm the earth one little bit. And this year, Snow Fairy’s formula has been expertly rebalanced to be totally self-preserving, so no synthetic preservatives are required.

This is the BEST December scent ever - this is always a special edition Christmas release! It is a delicious, sweet scent and this is the best shower gel! I also throw this in to ever bath I have too! So good! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December 2016 - Month in Masks & Mask Empties!

Masking is a huge part (and probably my favorite part) of my skincare routine! I try to use all types of masks as often as possible as I find they really help moisturize and improve my skin! 

This post is a review of all the masks I use each month and mini reviews on all of them - I also consider the Month of Masks my Mask Empties post, because I do not feature my sheet masks in my monthly empties post! You can check out my past Month of Masks here

My masking has really gone down hill over the past few months - pregnancy exhaustion will continue to be my excuse for now! I am still trying to pick it! Here is a look at the masks I used in December:
December 6
Tony Moly Pureness 100 Propolis Mask Sheet ~ $1.99. This gentle, non-bleached 100% cotton sheet mask soaked in glacier water and propolis extract help to soothe and repair skin, leaving it supple and healthy. 

This mask was decent - the fit was pretty good and it lasted about 30 minutes. This made my skin feel good and hydrated - just as it was supposed to do! Not a standout, but pretty good for me!
Repurchase: Maybe, if it's easy to find! 

December 2016 Ipsy Glambag - Unboxing and Review

Ipsy is one of the original inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada - you will have to factor in our crazy exchange rate right now!)

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skincare, nail polish, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month. You also receive a make-up bag each month with your products.

Ipsy always ships out in it's signature pink mailer, and here is a look at what came inside!
This month's theme is "Carpe P.M."  - and this came with an adorable pink textured ipsy bag that could also be a little clutch! 

Monday, December 26, 2016

December 2016 - Monthly Empties!

Time to go through my December trash - FYI, there is not very much this month! 

The Face Shop CLEAN FACE Anti-Imperfections Patches ~ $2.00. These practical patches reduce the appearance of pimples as soon as they occur. Gentle on skin, they are easy to apply at any moment to fight against unexpected breakouts!

I really like the patches from The Face Shop - they come in 2 different sizes in the pack and apply well to the face! They also work really well and overnight my spots have been very visibly reduced - these made my Favorites in April too! 
Repurchase: YES, with backups!

Travel Post - My Turks and Caicos Vacation Part 4 Recap "Providenciales, Chalk Sound and Sapodilla Bay"

This is the 4th and final leg of my Turks and Caicos honeymoon that happened last year (September 26 - October 10, 2015) and we are going back to the main island of Providenciales and this time we are heading to the south side of the island and staying on the beautiful lagoon of Chalk Sound! 

For the first part of our TCI honeymoon we stayed on the island of Providenciales (Provo) on the famous Grace Bay Beach, the second part of the honeymoon, we stayed on Grand Turk, the capital island of TCI, and the third part of the trip we went to Salt Cay, a teeny tiny little island! 
Travel Post - My Turks and Caicos Vacation Part 4 Recap "Providenciales, Chalk Sound and Sapodilla Bay"

Part 4 - Providenciales (Day 12 to Day 15)
Again, we booked flights in between islands with Caicos Express Airways - this time, from Salt Cay to Provo! This flight is about 40 minutes and stops briefly in Grand Turk to pick up passengers! 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Five on Friday - December 23, 2016

Can you guys believe that Christmas is this weekend?! Whoa - it definitely came quickly for me this year! I am usually done all my shopping and everything at the start of December, but I was still picking up gifts last weekend (and still have a few presents left to wrap)! 

ONE 

I love that every year a group of ladies from the Canadian Beauty Bloggers gets together and does a fun Secret Santa gift swap! 

I am so excited with the goodies my Secret Santa picked out for me:
  • Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set in Trendsetter & Bombshell - this set comes with a lip contour pencil and 2 mini liquid lipsticks! I have heard that this is an amazing liquid lipstick formula and these sets look like they are unavailable now, so I can't wait to try these! I will have a full review up for you guys after my vacation! 
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in "Sarina" - this is a shimmer lip gloss and the shade is described as "chocolate sparkle". This smells so good! 
  • Revlon Nail Enamel in "Fashionista" - this shade is described as a warm, deep teal - I love teal, so this is great! 
A big thank you to Desiree from Desire-Plus-An-E - I love everything!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Trial Kit

Trial Kits are a great way to test out a range of new products without having to buy them all full size - Christmas time is the best time to get these sets because every brand comes out with their own version of sets for the holidays! 

Paula's Choice is offering quite a few sets for the holidays this year; here is a look at one of the offerings:
Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Trial Kit

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Trial Kit for Normal to Oily Skin (Wrinkles and Breakouts) ~ $30.00 US. This two-week travel kit for our RESIST Collection for Normal to Oily Skin is the perfect introduction to the anti-aging essentials that help improve the appearance of fine lines, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, dehydration, and other signs of environmental damage. Convenient travel sizes allow you to experience each formula’s texture and performance.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 a month + $5.00 shipping to Canada (shipping is free to the U.S.) Boxycharm sends 4 to 5 full size and luxury size beauty items. (This is only the 6th month they have been shipping to Canada and I was so excited when they started shipping to Canada!)

This subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! (I personally love all the makeup though and they have sent full size palettes in the past!) While it is a little pricier than the inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size! 


Every subscriber generally receives the same products, but their is usually 1 or 2 items that have a few variations, so our boxes may not be identical! 

Here is a look at December's Boxycharm:
December 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

This month's theme is "Makeup on Pointe" - Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card explaining the items that were included in each month's subscription. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Manicure Monday - Blue, White and Silver Snowflakes!

Happy Mani Monday - this week I'm thinking Snowflakes! 

Manicure Monday - Blue, White and Silver Snowflakes!

I love how these cute little snowflakes turned out! These are actually really easy nail art to do! 

Burt's Bees Kissable Colour Warm Collection

It's no secret that I love Burt's Bees lip balm - their pomegranate lip balm is one of my holy grails! 

Burt's Bees has come out with a ton of Holiday collections that are super affordable, from $4 to $25 and they are available at all leading drug stores, grocery stores, etc! These would all make great additions to secret santa gifts, stocking stuffers, or any beauty gift! 

Here is a look at one of my favorite sets from their holiday collection:
Burt's Bees Kissable Colour Warm Collection

Burt's Bees Kissable Colour Warm Collection ~ $9.99. That perfect, magical holiday kiss. It could be just around the corner! Help someone you love be ready for it with our Kissable Colour gift set: a trio of lip-nourishing, 100% natural Lip Shimmer shades in warm or cool collections.
• Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax
• Enriched with Sunflower Oils
• Invigorates with Peppermint flavor

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Acure Organics Aromatherapeutic Argan Oil Set

Happy Skincare Sunday - Acure Organics is offering a lovely set of Moroccan Argan Oils for a lovely holiday set! As with all Acure products, these oils are Vegan and free of Parabens, Gluten, Synthetic fragrances, Silicone, and Phthalates - this makes this brand a great choice for those on your list who are vegan or conscious of the skincare products they use! 

Skincare Sunday - Acure Organics Aromatherapeutic Argan Oil Set

Acure Organics Aromatherapeutic Argan Oil Set ~ $24.99. Feeling adventurous? Willing to try this threesome? The power of cold-pressed USDA certified organic argan oil coupled with the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to change the mood, enliven the senses and sweep you away with this menage a-cure.

This set comes with 3 different argan oils, coconut, rose, and citrus ginger, all in a cute little holiday package! 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Colourpop Hello Kitty Collection - Review, Swatches and a Makeup Look!

I was so excited when ColourPop announced that they would be releasing a Hello Kitty Collection on November 1 for Hello Kitty's 50th birthday!!! 

Colourpop Hello Kitty Collection - Review, Swatches and a Makeup Look!

I thought there was some really amazing looking pieces and colours in the Hello Kitty collection and they offered a big selection of all products - lippie stix, ultra satin lips, blush, highlighter, ultra glossy lips, ultra metallic lips, eye shadows, and even a makeup bag! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Five on Friday - December 16, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been another super cold week here in Calgary so I am really excited to see that it is supposed to warm up this weekend! Also, yesterday marked exactly 20 weeks for my pregnancy - do you think it's too early to start the countdown yet?! Only 19 weeks and 6 days to go! 

ONE

I just received some fun mail - another Glamsense box! This is a Unilever box and gives me the opportunity to try and review 3 products from Simple and Vaseline! I love that these products are meant for moisturizing in our cold, dry winters! 

I am also really pleased that I am still receiving glamsense boxes even though I am no longer subscribed to Topbox! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mask Wednesday - Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin: Complete Facial Solution

Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! This week I am featuring a 5 step mask that includes a cleanser, ampoule, sheet mask, face cream and neck cream.

Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin: Complete Facial Solution

Purpletale - 5 Steps to Lovely Skin: Complete Facial Solution ~ $8.00. When you are looking for an effective and convenient skincare solution, turn to our 5 Steps to Lovely Skin – a complete facial solution that will leave your skin feeling deeply nourished and looking absolutely lovely.

This portable five-step facial treatment kit comes with (1) foam cleanser, (2) ampoule, (3) bio cellulous sheet mask, (4) facial cream, and (5) neck cream in one neat packet so that you can enjoy facials whenever and wherever you want!  It's an absolute must for travels and/or home spas.  

Fresh - Holiday Gift Sets!

I have been so excited about some of the amazing Holiday Sets that are being released for this Holiday season! 

Fresh is one of my Favorite Skincare brands - they have amazing masks and their sugar lip treatments are hands down, the best lip products ever! 

Fresh - Holiday Gift Sets!

Fresh - Skincare Treasures Gift Set ~ $90.00 CAN. A collection of Fresh skin care favorites that cleanse, mask, and moisturize—adorned in rich, gold-accented packaging. 

This is a gorgeous set that contains 5 products - Soy Face Cleanser, Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream with Super 7 Complex, Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex, Sugar Face Polish, and Sugar Rosé Lip Treatment! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Manicure Tuesday - Candy Cane Nails 2.0

Happy Manicure Tuesday - do you guys see a new theme around here?! I have been enjoying keeping the same nails for 2 weeks for a little while! 

I hope it's okay with you, that I'm loving that these designs are lasting and I'm still struggling with the energy and smell of painting my nails (I really hope I don't constantly sound like I'm complaining about being pregnant, but if I'm being honest, it's not my favorite thing in the world - I will be happy when these babies can be painted weekly again!)


Good thing these candy cane nails are adorable - right?! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette - Swatches and Review

Who doesn't need a little dose of chocolate on a Monday?! Today, mine involves the adorable Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette! 

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette - Swatches and Review

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip palette ~ $32.00 CAN. The delectable White Chocolate Chip Palette features 11 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shades with a signature chocolate scent. With a confection of pastels, creamy nudes, and a pop of black, these high-pigment eyeshadows offer true color payoff and a silky smooth finish. 

This packaging is adorable - looks link a mini chocolate bar and has a nice case with a full size mirror - this of course smells as delicious as all their chocolate palettes! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Five on Friday - December 9, 2016

Happy Friday everyone - I know this post is coming out late, but since I was going for my ultrasound today I really wanted to share the results with everyone! 

ONE

We are so excited that we are having a BOY!!! Little Elliott will be joining the family in May and we just can't wait to meet him! 

November 2016 - Monthly Favourites!

Wrapping up November with a look at the 5 products I have been loving this month! 

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette ~ $48.00. The limited-edition Eye Palette includes a Champagne Pop-inspired shade for the eyes, Champagne Toast—created by Jaclyn Hill. This versatile palette of lustrous and matte shades allows you to enhance the eyes with layers of light and color. 

I don't even know if I should actually include this because it was discontinued! There was a lot of drama around this product when it was released in June and the concern was over the quality of the eyeshadow. I actually am really pleased with the quality of these shadows and I have reached for the palette for every eye look I have done in November! Cordial is the perfect pink purple brown transition shade, Champagne Toast is a stunning lid shade and Chardonnay is great for brow highlight and the inner corner! The other 2 are great outer corner shades and I just think the colours are perfect for this time of year! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

November 2016 Month in Masks & Mask Empties

Masking is a huge part (and probably my favorite part) of my skincare routine! I try to use all types of masks as often as possible as I find they really help moisturize and improve my skin! 

This post is a review of all the masks I use each month and mini reviews on all of them - I also consider the Month of Masks my Mask Empties post, because I do not feature my sheet masks in my monthly empties post! You can check out my past Month of Masks here

My masking has really gone down hill over the past few months - pregnancy exhaustion will continue to be my excuse for now! I am still trying to pick it! Here is a look at the masks I used in November:
November 9
Maskingdom I Wish "Happy Birthday" Face Mask ~ $7.00. Spread the love of sheet masking and bless your loved ones with sheet mask from the Maskingdom I Wish series. Each mask contains natural extracts to care for their skin, and wishes to touch their heart. With each blessing, sheet masking can make the world go round! Each mask is made from 100% natural Japanese silk, both thin and form-fitting to deliver an abundance of moisture and nutrients deep into your skin.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

November 2016 - Monthly Empties

Time to go through my trash and see what I loved and didn't in November! 
November 2016 - Monthly Empties

Giorgio Armani - Fluid Sheer ~ sample size (full size is $68.00). A cult-favorite, multitasking illuminator and complexion perfector. 

This was a Sephora sample and was in one of the lighter shades - I used it as an illuminator mixed in with foundation, but the shades can also be used as a highlighter, blush or bronzer. I did like the glow it gave, but think this is quite expensive and likely not worth the price tag! 
Repurchase: No

Monday, December 5, 2016

Manicure Monday - Candy Cane Striped Nails!

It's Manicure Monday and December, so it is time for Christmas themed nails! This week I am doing Candy Cane striped nails! 


This week's look is simple, but pretty and festive! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Skincare Sunday - "Tree To Tub" Soapberri Co. Products

Happy Skincare Sunday! Today I'm featuring a unique brand - "Tree To Tub" Soapberri! This brand started on the premise of wanting to "change the way people clean by replacing harsh chemicals with nature's most gentle soap, the soapberry."


Skincare Sunday - "Tree To Tub" Soapberri Co. Products


I have never heard of a Soapberry before! "A soapberry or soap nut is an ancient fruit of sub-tropical Asia like Taiwan, China, India and Nepal. The early peoples of these regions uncovered the fruit shells' ability to create a gentle, cleansing lather that's naturally anti-bacterial. For thousands of years, the soapberry has been used as nature’s miracle soap to cleanse and nourish our skin and hair."

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five on Friday - December 2, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! hope you all had a great week! Mine was a little busy this week, so I can say I am looking forward to the weekend! 

ONE

Look at this amazing set of goodies that I won in a giveaway from Boxycharm and Starlooks!!! Wow - 3 full sized palettes?! I feel so lucky - I haven't really known anyone who has won one of these giveaways from a subscription box before! 

I do like the quality of Starlooks shadows - I have received a palette in the past from the Starlooks subscription! These have some really unique shades, which will go well in my collection! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 a month + $5.00 shipping to Canada (shipping is free to the U.S.) Boxycharm sends 4 to 5 full size and luxury size beauty items. (This is only the 5th month they have been shipping to Canada and I was so excited when they started shipping to Canada!)

This subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! (I personally love all the makeup though and they have sent full size palettes in the past!) While it is a little pricier than the inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size! 


Every subscriber generally receives the same products, but their is usually 1 or 2 items that have a few variations, so our boxes may not be identical! 

Here is a look at November's Boxycharm:

November 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

This month's theme is "Groovy Town" - Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card explaining the items that were included in each month's subscription. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Manicure Tuesday - Best of My Winter and Seasonal Nail Art!

Happy Manicure Tuesday! This week I'm sharing my best and most favourite Winter and Christmas nail art! 

Last year for 2015, I did some of my BEST nail art in December!


This Snowman and Snowflake nail art is one of my favorite nail looks! I did a how-to on this look - you can check it out here

Monday, November 28, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - Swatches, Makeup Looks, and Review!

I have been loving the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette for quite a while - it is the perfect palette for Fall and Winter! It offers a good mix of neutral and berry shades!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - Swatches, Makeup Looks, and Review!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette ~ $55.00. A present-day take on Renaissance colors, this eye palette features 14 shades that let you create stylish, day to night looks. From the earthy yellow and ultra-matte finish of Golden Ochre to Primavera’s shimmer gold with a metallic finish, this palette’s high-pigment shadows are crease and fade-resistant and are sure to bring modern elegance to your eye looks. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a newer mask with you tonight (hopefully this will help make up for me forgetting about Mask Wednesday this week!)

Skincare Sunday - Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask Review

Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask ~ $3.00. Calling all snail lovers! This mask boasts a nourishing formula to restore moisture deep into the skin. The anti-oxidant properties of Red Ginseng and the reparative properties of Snail mucin makes this mask a perfect choice for bringing out the natural glow of your skin! Suitable for all skin-types. Made with 100% rayon fibers.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Five on Friday - November 25, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! It has felt like a really long week, but I am looking forward to this weekend! We are going to get our Christmas tree and decorate for the holidays, and I am so excited! I absolutely love Christmas time! 

ONE
Happy Black Friday everyone!!! And happy Thanksgiving to those U.S.A. readers - us Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving ages ago, so I use this occasion to celebrate good shopping deals! 

5 years ago, my friend Kayla and I did a Black Friday Midnight Madness shopping trip at the Palm Springs outlet malls - it was amazing!! We shopped from 5 pm to 4:30 am - also, the Canadian dollar was on par at the time which was helpful! (Also, [lease ignore my 5 year ago eye brows in these pictures!)



This was before and after our shopping trip and my haul! I don't plan on buying that much today, but would like to get some clothes and Christmas presents! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 2016 Beauty Box Compare - Ipsy vs. Topbox

Here is a quick comparison with the November Ipsy and Topbox:

Here is a closer look at both boxes:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Manicure Tuesday - Glisten & Glow Holographic Polish

Happy Manicure Tuesday - it's Black Friday this week so I am using a Black Friday special holographic polish for the occasion! 


This is the Glisten & Glow polish in "First in Line!" from a 2014 limited edition black friday holograph polish box! 

November 2016 Ipsy Glambag - Unboxing and Review

Ipsy is one of the original inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada - you will have to factor in our crazy exchange rate right now!)

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skincare, nail polish, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month. You also receive a make-up bag each month with your products.

Ipsy always ships out in it's signature pink mailer, and here is a look at what came inside!

This month's theme is "Rockstarlet" - here is a closer look at the products I received:

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 2016 Topbox - Unboxing and Review

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping, you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and generally receive products based on what you have identified in the profile. Also, every month you have the option to wish for a "prive" box, which is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box.

Each month comes with a couple variations, so you may not receive exactly the same products as me, but generally 1 or 2 are the same throughout all the bags. 

TopBox is a Canadian company and only ships to Canada. There is usually a month or two waitlist for this subscription. 

For November, I requested a regular Topbox - here is a look at what I received:
 


Here is a look at the products I received this month:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Paula's Choice Brightening Essence

This week for Skincare Sunday, I am sharing an essence to brighten up your complexion! Paula's Choice is a brand that focuses on ingredients that won't irritate the skin - this means no fragrances, dyes, or harmful ingredients and Paula's Choice never tests on animals. 

Paula's Choice Brightening Essence

Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence ~ $42.00. Resist Brightening Essence is a stunning, lightweight formula that will have beautiful results for your skin. It combines a powerful brightening complex of arbutin and licorice extract with a unique mix of plant and vitamin-derived ingredients, including acetyl glucosamine and vitamin C, that research has shown can improve a dull, sallow, ashen or uneven skin tone. Its formula works quickly to boost skin’s radiance for more luminous, even skin.

This essence is designed for every skin tone, especially those with with uneven, or dull complexions! 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dave Lackie's Beauty Presentation - Event Recap

Happy Saturday everyone! I was so excited when 2 weeks ago, Dave Lackie came to do a little beauty event here in Calgary! Dave Lackie is the Cityline Beauty Expert and Editor of Beauty the guide

I was excited to see this kind of event happening in Calgary, as we don't see a whole lot of beauty events going on! Dave Lackie gave a free presentation on the hot trends from the runways of Fashion Week from around the world! 


While the event itself was free, spacing was limited so you did have to book your tickets in advance. I was really impressed - this was the amazing swag bag you got for attending! There is 2 full size mascaras, a few skincare products, lots of fragrances to try, and a big bag to hold it all in! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Five on Friday - November 18, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a great week - the family has not been feeling great here this week, so I hope we all enjoy a relaxing weekend and start to feel better! 

ONE

I feel like it has been a really long time since I talked about Mask Genie on here! Mask Genie is a monthly mask subscription, but she also has special mask pouches you can order on the side - I had the subscription for a long time (and loved it) but since my sheet mask collection is a little insane I haven't purchase it in a while! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Vichy Teint Ideal Makeup - Swatches and Reviews!

I have been a big fan of Vichy skincare for quite a long time - I was excited to see Vichy starting a makeup line! The idea of a skincare company creating a makeup line really makes me think that they will be moisturizing and good for the skin! 

Vichy Teint Ideal Makeup - Swatches and Reviews!

The new Teint Ideal range includes Foundation, BB Cream, Highlighter, Concealer, and Bronzer. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mask Wednesday - Sexylook x Disney Princess Belle Mask

Happy Wednesday everyone - I'm a channeling my inner princess tonight and sharing a newer princess mask with you guys! 

Mask Wednesday - Sexylook x Disney Princess Belle Mask

Sexylook x Disney Princess Intensive Care Black Facial Mask "Belle" ~ $4.00. Natural extracts and active ingredients help detox and clarify the skin. Pure cotton mask absorbs dirt and excessive sebum while deeply moisturize and brighten your skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to moisturize and whiten skin. Promotes skin regeneration for healthier moisturized skin.  

I love anything that has to do with Disney Princesses, so Sexylook had me sold on this collaboration! 

Travel Post - My Turks and Caicos Vacation Part 3 Recap "Salt Cay"

Again, I hope you guys are okay with a few travel posts in with my regular beauty posts! I love to travel, and while I don't do it a ton, I like to think that I can plan a pretty great trip! 

This is the 3rd leg of my Turks and Caicos honeymoon that happened last year (September 26 - October 10, 2015) and we are heading from Grand Turk off to the tiny island of Salt Cay! And, I mean tiny - this island has an area of less than 7 square kilometers and is home to approximately 100 people. 

For the first part of our TCI honeymoon we stayed on the island of Providenciales (Provo) on the famous Grace Bay Beach, and the second part of the honeymoon, we stayed on Grand Turk, the capital island of TCI. We are island hopping to get the full TCI experience! 
Travel Post - My Turks and Caicos Vacation Part 3 Recap "Salt Cay"

Part 3 - Salt Cay (Day 10 to Day 12)
Again, we booked flights in between islands with Caicos Express Airways - this time, from Grand Turk to Salt Cay. This is only a 10 minute flight at most - these islands are very close together! There is also a small passenger ferry from Grand Turk to Salt Cay that runs 3 days a week. For me, I didn't like the times of the ferry and it is a small ferry and we had big suitcases, so I thought a flight was a better idea! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Maison Jacynthe Makeup - Eyeshadow and Mascara Reviews and Swatches

I have been really fortunate to come across some amazing Canadian brands while blogging! Maison (previously referred to as Les Soins de Jacynthe), is a Canadian company started by Jacynthe Rene - she runs the website jmagazine.ca and is an author, actress and producer. 

Maison Jacynthe started as a skincare lineup (I reviewed a few of their skincare products here!) and they recently expanded their line to include makeup. All their products are cruelty-free, are 100% natural, and contain no GMO's or chemicals. 

Maison Jacynthe Makeup - Eyeshadow and Mascara Reviews and Swatches

I was excited to be able to try a few eye products - a mascara and 2 eyeshadows!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Manicure Monday - Jewel Toned Glitter Mani

Happy Monday everyone! This week I was really feeling the jewel toned trend of Fall! I love a good teal shade on my nails! 


I thought I would add a glitter accent nail and some triangle half-moon shapes at the bottom of my nails!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water

Happy Sunday everyone - I hope you have all been enjoying the long weekend! Today I am sharing a lovely bottle of thermal water! 

Skincare Sunday - Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water ~ $13.00. For all women & men looking to reduce redness and soothe irritations and discomfort, while improving the quality of skin and reinforcing the skin's natural defences against external factors and prematured aging.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Five on Friday - November 11, 2016

Happy Friday everyone - it is also Remembrance Day here in Canada so we should all take a minute to be thankful for the freedoms and rights we have, and those who have fought, and continue to fight for us! 

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This week marked my 30th Birthday! It seems a little hard to believe as 30 seems a little weird, but there are so many good things coming this year - I am looking forward to seeing what 30 brings! 

My hubby spoiled my this year and got me a new laptop!

I'm so excited for this! My laptop is so slow and it takes forever to do anything! I can't wait to get it all set up! 

We celebrated pretty quietly with a nice dinner at Karma - my favorite Indian restaurant in Calgary!