Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 2016 Bath Time Box - Unboxing and Review!

Bath Time Box is a Canadian bath subscription box (started right here in Alberta - yay!!!). Bath Time Box focuses on products to help you rediscover bath time - I love baths so this box is right up my alley!

Bath Time Box is described as: 

"Designed and curated with the Bath lover in mind, each Bath Time Box contains 5 full and deluxe sample sized bath products carefully chosen to take your bath time to the next level.  Each box is carefully chosen with a focus on Natural and Handcrafted products. 
Delivered to you monthly, each box will hold an assortment of luxurious milk baths, scintillating bubble baths, invigorating scrubs, nourishing lotions and so much more."

Bath Time Box is $29.00 monthly + free shipping. (If you sign up for 3 months, it is $85, and 12 months is $335 + free shipping).

Also, if you are interested in purchasing items that you see in box, you can go the Bath Time Box store: www.bathtimestore.com 

The box ships on the 21st or 22nd of every month - it ships quickly and arrives in a few days! 
Here is a look at the May 2016 Bath Time Box:
may 2016 bath time box

The box always comes very neatly packaged and any of the products that may spill are wrapped up very well! Bath Time Box always includes 5 awesome handmade goodies! They always include a detailed product description page!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Manicure Monday - Bright Coral Nails!

Happy Monday everyone! (Really, my Manicure is the only thing I like about Mondays right now... that and The Bachelorette!)

This week's nails had me feeling bright coral and glittery - actually I was picking out my colours I could not put this glitter polish down and had to find something to compliment it! It is amazing!

Here is a look at my Mani Monday:
sally hansen coral reef

So nice and bright - I love it! And this is 1 coat of glitter polish! 

May 2016 Beauty Box Comparison - Ipsy vs. Topbox

Here is the breakdown of Ipsy vs. Topbox for May 2016:
may 2016 beauty box comparison chart ipsy topbox

In terms of value, Ipsy usually has a higher value over Topbox, but the cost can be much higher, especially with the Canadian dollar being low! 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I am digging in to some of my favorite k-beauty packaging for this week's review! 

tony moly appletox smooth massage peeling cream review

Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream ~ $13.50. (priced from $9 - $15 online). This peeling cream visibly exfoliates and clarifies within minutes, leaving skin fresh and supple. It gives the healthy boost your complexion needs with Vitamins A, B1, B6, and C. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) loosens the bind between skin and dead cells, allowing the cream to massage deeply and bring waste and dead cells to the surface for easy elimination. Green apple extract ensures that your skin will look brighter and silkier within minutes! It's especially useful for normal to oily skin, as it reacts with your natural oils in the exfoliating process. The soothing white cream has a natural green apple scent, and is packaged in a cute apple-shaped container.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 2016 Topbox - Review and Unboxing

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.

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

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

may 2016 topbox review and unboxing canadian beauty subscription box

I'm not thrilled at first with the look of this bag - but, I will give it a chance! 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Five on Friday - May 27, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! I love work weeks after a long weekend - they always go by nice and quick! I have to apologize for not being around much this week with posts - I had a super busy long weekend and a little bit of health concerns I had to take care of this week (I'm all good now!) So next week I will have a ton of makeup to review for you! 

So last weekend the weather was quite terrible for the May Long Weekend (as usual here in Alberta we saw snow...) I took advantage of the not so great weather and did a huge house clean (we are talking 10 hour days for 3 days - every single thing got cleaned in this house!

This is my "sell pile" and here is my donation pile! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wine and Mask Wednesday (LoveMore Wine Yeast Sheet Mask + Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin)

Happy Wine and Mask Wednesday - this has been a really busy week so I am happy I can finally sit down, enjoy a glass of wine and a mask and share it with you guys! My theme this week is pretty simple - Wine. Here is a look at my mask of the week:
lovemore wine yeast silk sheet mask review

Lovemore Wine Yeast Silk Sheet Mask $2.50. Composed with high quality deep ocean water as base, add in selected top grade plant extracts and traditional formulation from all over Taiwan and then combine varies professional ingredients. It may not be the most expensive, but it provides the skin's most desired and most sought-after nutrition. Skin is left healthier looking and more radiant. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Manicure Monday - Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection Swatches and Reviews!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! This week I am actually bringing you not 1 nail look but 8 - I am swatching and reviewing the whole Ceramic Glaze Botanical Oasis Collection! This is a limited edition collection and is available at Shoppers Drug Mart on May 22! 

Here is a look at the collection:
Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection Swatches and Reviews

Left to Right:
  • Heavenly
  • Urbane
  • Surf's Up 
  • French Riviera

Friday, May 20, 2016

Five on Friday - May 20, 2016

You guys, I have to apologize - I missed posting a Wine and Mask Wednesday again this week (I was at a work event and did not get home in time!) I will be much better next week!!! 

It is a long weekend here this weekend - I am looking forward to an extra day off of work! Do you guys have any long weekend plans? My BIG long weekend plans are a huge, major, super big clean of my house - we are talking top to bottom huge clean and organization! I am hoping to purge and organize a ton of my stuff!

How has your yearly reading been going? I managed to get another 3 books read this week and am almost done a 4th! yay! If you haven't checked out my Reading Challenge page, you should go see what I have been loving so far! 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 2016 - Ipsy Glam Bag Review and Unboxing!

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! 
May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag Review and Unboxing Beauty SubscriptionThis month's theme is "Destination Chic" and I have to say this bag is pretty awesome - a lot different than most of their bags! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ABBA Hair Product Reviews - Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner and Thermal Protect Spray

ABBA Pure Performance Haircare has a line of haircare products with ProQuinoa complex that uses a combination of quinoa, barley and soy to strengthen and repair hair, while improving manageability. This line sounds great for my hair! 

ABBA Hair Product Reviews - Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner and Thermal Protect Spray

This line range has shampoo and conditioners that range from moisture to gentle to colour protecting! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Manicure Monday - Rose Nail Art 2.0

Happy Mani Monday everyone!!! So, I REALLY loved my Rose Nail Art from last week (seriously happy with how it turned out!)

A few of my other nails were chipping, but my roses really stayed intact so I thought I would mix it up a little and keep my nail art! 

Here is a look at my Rose Nail Art 2.0:
rose nail art how to tutorial

You can check my post from last Monday on the full how-to for this nail art right here

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Canus Caprina Skincare Product Reviews

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone - I love when I find Canadian skincare companies, especially when they emphasize using quality ingredients! 

Canus, now Caprina, is a company started in Quebec with the mission of delivering affordable skincare products all staring fresh Goat's Milk as the base ingredient. Caprina sources all their goat's milk from Canadian farms and emphasizes that they use fresh milk in the products to deliver all the benefits of goat's milk. Goat's Milk is known for it's moisturizing qualities and is rich in vitamins and minerals to really help deliver moisture in to the skin. 

Caprina's products are all biodegradable, paraben free, and not tested on animals. I love their motto and that they continue to remain a small company and focus on quality products! 

Canus Caprina Skincare Product Reviews

Caprina started out with just goat's milk soap and over the years has expanded to a full link of bath and body products! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Five on Friday - May 13, 2016

Hi guys - I have to be honest, I have had an actual week from hell and am so happy it is the weekend! 

I'm sorry I really tried to stay up on my posts this week, but I know I missed Wine and Mask Wednesday (I worked an overtime shift until 11 pm so there was no time - instead of doing a recap post, I thought I would nicely apologize and make it up to you next week!)


It was my 2 year Blogiversary yesterday and I am celebrating with an AMAZING giveaway (well, I think it is amazing!) I really love the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette and I wanted to grab a second one to giveaway for this awesome occasion! Here is the link to the giveaway post

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!! Celebrating With A Giveaway!!!

Happy 2 Year Blogiversary to See The World in PINK!!!!
It's so funny looking at my posts from when I started this blog! I really hope that you guys have loved the changes that have come over the last few years, and I am hoping to see this blog continue to grow and evolve! I know I love where things have been going! 

As a big thank you, I am hosting a GIVEAWAY!!! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Manicure Monday - Easy Rose Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Manicure Monday (on a Tuesday!) This week for you guys, I am doing an easy Rose nail art how-to! 

rose nail art how to tutorial

I was a little worried when I was first doing this that I was just painting a blob and adding some lines that I was just going to make a mess - I am really happy with how these roses turned out! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Skincare Sunday Product Review - THEFACESHOP New 3-step Programming Kit Mask

Oh, this is coming out a bit late for a Skincare Sunday post - I apologize!

THEFACESHOP Canada just released a new 3-step mask! 
THEFACESHOP New 3-step Programming Kit Mask

The Face Shop 3-step Programming Kit - BRIGHTENING & SOOTHING ~ $5.00. This at-home kit for clean, fresh skin does it all. It exfoliates, soothes and moisturizes your skin.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Five on Friday - May 6, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone - this has been a crazy week for me so I am so happy for the weekend! 

It's Mother's Day this weekend!!! I'm wishing every Mom out there the happiest of weekends. I have plans for breakfasts with both my mom and my mother-in-law for both days of the weekend and I will make sure to send my love to step-mom (who lives out of town) and to all my Grandmas!

What do you do for Mother's Day? If you are looking for any last minute gift ideas, make sure you check out my Gift Ideas post! 

too faced peanut butter palette

YOU GUUUUUYYYYYSSSSS! Okay, so when I originally saw this Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette I told myself I didn't need it! It was an Ulta exclusive meaning it wasn't easily available to Canadians, but recently a fellow Canadian Beauty Blogger made a trip down to the states and found an Ulta that still had lots left - I totally jumped on the chance and bought myself this awesome little gift! Can't wait to dig in to it (it's also a little more chocolate scented than PB scented...)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

See The World in PINK's Gift Guide For Mother's Day

I love when Mother's Day comes around - I am both a daughter and a mother, so I get the best of both worlds on this day! 

Personally, Mother's Day isn't just about presents - it is about appreciating your Mom and taking the time to thank her for everything she has done for you! (I have a step-mom and Grandmas too that I always remember to do something special for, or if they are out of town I make sure to call and send all of my love!)

On that note, I do love giving gifts for Mother's Day - I know my Mom personally does not take enough time to treat herself so she deserves a little something! Here are some suggestions for a great Mother's Day gift:

1. Treat Mom To a Pedicure (or their favorite spa treatment)

This is probably my Mom's favorite spa treatment and she never just treats herself to one! I always get myself one too and make a lunch date and spa day out of it! It is the perfect way to treat her and to spend some quality time together! 

2. Find a Subscription Box Suited To Her Taste
bath time box

Everyone has their own individual tastes, but the box I would recommend most for Mother's Day would be Bath Time Box - pictured here is the March 2016 box. They are $29 with free shipping and you are supporting an awesome Alberta company. You receive 5 bath time products each month - in past boxes we have received soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, bath oils, skincare products, candles. The best part is everything is natural and handmade products! This is a great indulgent gift to remind Mom to take time for herself and relax! (you can check out my past reviews here to see what I received in past boxes)

If bath products might not be up her alley, there are subscription boxes for everything out there - makeup, healthy snacks, lifestyle boxes, hobbies, etc. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Manicure Monday (Scratch Unicorn Wraps) + Monthly Pedicure (Textured Toes!)

Happy Mani Monday everyone (or Tuesday as I'm writing this!)

I was pretty excited last week to see some Unicorn stickers in my kit from Scratch!

Here is a look at my Mani this week!
go scratch it unicorn nail wraps

Seriously, these are the cutest unicorns ever! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

April 2016 Monthly Favourites

Here is a look at my Top 5 Favourites products that I have been loving this month! 

april favorites

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence ~ sample size 10 ml for $8.57 (full size is 140 ml for $120). A refreshing essence that hydrates and provides beneficial antioxidants to fight signs of aging.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Skincare Sunday Product Review - The Face Shop Character Mask "Pig Moisturizing"

Skincare Sunday - I am reviewing another fun character mask (you know I love how weird and crazy they are!)

The Face Shop Character Mask "Pig Moisturizing"

The Face Shop Character Mask - Pig "Moisturizing" ~ $4.00. This moisture radiance character mask provides deep moisture and radiance deep into the skin with honey rich in vitamins and minerals. Dermatologist Tested & Formula without 6 additives (Sulfate, Talc, Mineral oil, Quarternium, Polyacrylamide, Paraffin).

April 2016 - Monthly Empties + Tosses

Is it weird that I look forward to my monthly garbage posts?! Here is a look I what I used up this month (there is a few tosses in here too...):
product empties

Barefoot Venus Lemon Freckle Hand Cream ~ full size 2 oz for $5.75. Nourishing hand lotion that heals, softens and smooths. Nature’s skin smoothers including; shea butter and olive fruit oil, wrap you in softness as the feel good fragrance boosts your spirits and motivates your mood.

April 2016 - Month in Masks & Mask Empties

As most of you know by now, my Skincare Routine is very important to me and masking is a huge part of that routine (and it is probably my favorite part of my skincare routine! 

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 goal for April was to not only use a lot of masks, but to use a good variety of masks as well and I think I accomplished that! Here is a look:
the yeon jeju hallbong energy live pack

April 1
The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Live Pack - 21,800 won (approximately $19.80 US). A new type cooling moisture pack doing hot and dry skin care effectively with cooling effect and moisturizing effect with bouncy property like made by ground Hallabong. Extract of Hallabong known as treasury of Vitamin, kiwi, lemon glass, brocoli extract give energy to the skin, do skin care animatingly, Portulaca extract used to reinforce mild usage feeling protects the skin from stimulus, keeps it more moistly and flexibly.