Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mask Wednesday - TheFaceShop Character Monkey Mask "Soothing" & Dirty Laundry Hush Rose Wine

Ah, finally a Wine to pair with my mask this Wednesday - this week's pairing is featuring "Apples"! 

Here is my Mask of the Week:
thefaceshop character mask monkey apple soothing

The Face Shop Character Mask - Monkey "Soothing" ~ $4.00. This moisturizing soothing character mask moisturizes and soothes the irritated skin with apple extract rich in moisture and vitamins. Dermatologist Tested & Formula without 6 additives (Sulfate, Talc, Mineral oil, Quarternium, Polyacrylamide, Paraffin)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box - Review and Unboxing

FabFitFun is a quarterly lifestyle box! For $57.99 USD for Canadians, (FabFitFun is $49.99 in the U.S.A.) at the start of each season, they guarantee you will receive at least $100 worth of items but generally the past boxes have all had well over $200 worth of goodies in them! The boxes generally contain a range of items from jewelry, skincare, workout items, bath products, accessories, etc.  

Here is a look at the goodies inside the Summer 2016 FabFitFun box:
Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box

This box was very pretty and I noticed with the Spring 2016 the boxes were larger. The boxes also contains a magazine type pamphlet to explain all the goodies that are inside the box! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask Review

I love the Lush fresh face masks, so I am slowly making my way through trying them all! I recently picked up the seaweed mask and am excited to try it!

lush fresh mask bb seaweed

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask ~ $9.95. Created especially to care for sensitive skin, BB Seaweed is a best-seller for its soothing, smoothing effects. No surprises here, it’s packed with none other than the ocean greenery itself! Seven pounds of it in each batch, in fact. This locally-harvested, nutrient-rich seaweed nourishes the skin, while finely ground almonds ever-so-gently exfoliate leaving skin perfectly smooth. We use a generous helpings of aloe vera gel and rose absolute to calm and soothe sensitive spots, and a gorgeous combination of honey and olive oil to moisturize. You look beautiful, BB!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Five on Friday - June 24, 2016

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! I told you guys last week that I was going back to shift work this Summer, but got some really great news that I have my Mon-Fri work position for 1 more year! Yay! 

I hope this week you guys noticed 2 big changes on the blog! 

First, I took the plunge and bought myself a domain name!! Ya, I own this gem now! I am now officially !!!!! Yay! (So, if had my blogger name saved, you can switch it to this website now if you want - the blogger one will automatically redirect you to the new site seamlessly as I am still hosting through them!)

Second, I am still updating the look of the blog, but found a template that looks a little more simple and really focuses on pictures and content! There is still lots to update, but I am getting there slowly! I hope you guys like the new look!

sephora favorites Chic it Easy value set

I don't always buy the Sephora Favorites value set, but I recently had to grab this Sephora Favorites "Chic It Easy" value set. Okay, I LOVE a good deal - who doesn't?! And Sephora Canada had this product wrongly priced for a little bit - it was $49US on the American site and only $33CAN on the Canadian site (was eventually moved up to $58CAN) which tells me I got a great deal. The YSL Touche Eclat is full size and $50 alone! The face mist is $19, etc. so I am pretty excited to dig in - the only issue was everything only came in one shade so if this wasn't your skintone, it was frustrating. It is sold out now, so that is why I am not doing a full unboxing! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 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.

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

June 2016 Topbox - Review and Unboxing

One change Topbox made this month is that they are no longer sending a paper product card - you will now get it emailed to you around the time that your bag ships out. This helps them send out electronic links to where you can buy the products! Also, they changed to purple foil bubble mailers instead of the past signature Topbox mailer, but they are very similar.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Huge ColourPop Haul! (with swatches)

Uh oh, I may have went a little crazy on the ColourPop ordering here recently - this is actually a combination of 2 orders! The first order, they had a 20% sale, so of course I had to scoop some goodies up, and then for their 2nd Birthday, they released a special edition shadow for the occasion, so I had to put in a second order! Whoops! 

Here is a look at the goodies I grabbed:
colourpop shopping haul

I will break it down by products and show you some natural light product swatches! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Manicure Monday - Eyelash Nail Art + Gold!

Happy Mani Monday!! This week I am going girly with glittery gold and eyelash nail art! 

I love long fluttery lashes, so they are perfect for my nails! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Skincare Line Review

I love quality skincare products; but, I also love when those quality products come with great packaging! 
Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Skincare Line Review

Nip + Fab has comes with attention grabbing packaging - who doesn't want to use Dragon's Blood all over their face?! I love this! They also have other lines such as Bee Sting, Kale Fix and more. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Five on Friday - June 17, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you guys had a great week - I actually had a surprise short work week (my husband had to go in for a last minute 2nd knee surgery so I had to take today and yesterday off to take care of him). It sounds like everything went well this time and it should be fully fixed! 


bath and body works soap

While I was awaiting my husbands surgery I had time this week to shop (I feel like I never actually go out shopping and do most of it online). Luckily for me, I was actually needed to get new hand soap when I happened across Bath and Body Works having a big soap sale - 10 for $30! I scooped up a ton - my favorite scents right now are Peach Bellini and Mango Dragon Fruit! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mask Wednesday - SNP Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask Review

It's Wednesday, and while I have no wine to share this week, I do have a mask I have been waiting forever to try! 
SNP Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask

SNP Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask ~ $3. This highly concentrated sheet mask is made from edible Sea Bird's (Swiftlet) Nest Extract to provide moisture, soothing, skin flexibility, and skin vitality benefits.Very nourishing and hydrating, this is a great sheet mask for anyone looking for moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Manicure Monday - Flamingo Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday - this week I am doing some bright and fun Flamingo nail art! 
flamingo nail art how to tutorial

I love how bright and fun these are! The Flamingos are not my best nail art, but they turned out decent! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Soak It Canada Hibiscus Coconut Clay Mask Review

Happy Sunday everyone! Tonight I need a clay mask to deep clean my skin! I recently won a set of goodies from Soak It Canada and it included 4 individual clay masks to try! Soak It Canada is a Canadian company based in Ontario that focuses on making vegan and vegetarian bath and body products.  
soak it canada hibiscus coconut clay mask review

A set of 4 Single Use Clay Masks are $7, and a full size container is $10. Tonight I'm trying Hibiscus Coconut! (there is also other options such as Chocolate Mint, Blackout, and Oat & Honey!) 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Five on Friday - June 10, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I have to say sorry for no Wine and Mask Wednesday (I was with a friend catching up on the 2 nights worth of the Bachelorette and I was exhausted afterwards!)

makeup room office inspiration

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look & Review!

I recently reviewed the Face Palette from the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection, and wanted to follow up right away with the Eyeshadow Palette! (for more information on the rest of the Champagne Collection and to see the face palette, you can go here!)

However, as I was finishing up writing this post, I watched Jaclyn Hill's snapchat and saw that they would no longer be selling this palette at all. It was a long story, but to make it short Becca ended up using a different factory to produce this palette than they normally do and the eyeshadow is not up to their regular standards. 

I thought because there may be those of us that did purchase it, to review it anyways! 
becca x jaclyn champagne glow collection eyeshadow palette review

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. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette - Review and Swatches!

Alright, I'm sure most of you guys have heard of Champagne Pop by now - this is the original highlighter that Youtuber Jaclyn Hill created with Becca Cosmetics. The highlighter is absolutely gorgeous, so when Becca Cosmetics and Jaclyn Hill announced that they were collaborating again, I was so excited!

The whole "Champagne Collection" was released online on May 26 and will be in Sephora stores on June 16 (there will be a 2nd release online on June 16 as well for the limited edition items). 

The collection includes 3 permanent items and 2 limited edition palettes. The permanent items are the highlighter Champagne Pop in Pressed, Poured and Liquid (if you want to see the pressed Champagne Pop review and a comparison between the 3 types of highlighters, you can check out my post here!)

The two limited edition palettes include a Face Palette and an Eyeshadow Palette - today I am reviewing and swatching the Face Palette (and will review the Eyeshadow Palette right away too!)
becca x jaclyn hill champagne glow collection face palette review

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection ~ $59.00 CAN. The limited-edition Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette has five shades of highlighter and blush to illuminate all skintones. Every shade was designed by Jaclyn Hill, to allow you to mix and match so you can create endless layers if light and color for the perfect custom glow. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Manicure Monday (trying out Jamberry wraps & Monthly Pedicure (Daisy toes)

Happy Monday everyone! Today is Manicure Monday and Monthly Pedicure Day!

Let's start with the nails - this week I am testing out Jamberry wraps to see how I like them! Here is a look at this week's Mani:

Here is a look at the products I used:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Tarte Rainforest of the Sea "Make A Splash Hydrating Skin Savers" set review

Happy Skincare Sunday! 

This week I am reviewing a value set (and the skincare goodies of course!)
tarte rainforest of the sea make a splash hydrating skin savers review

tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Make A Splash Hydrating Skin Savers ~ $12.00. Achieve stunning skin with this skincare starter set, featuring tarte’s skin-boosting products in deluxe sizes. Powered by the exclusive Rainforest of the Sea complex, this hypoallergenic trio cleanses, clarifies, hydrates, refreshes, and protects skin with these deluxe, antioxidant-packed formulas. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Five on Friday - June 3, 2016

Happy Friday - TGIF! Hope everyone had a great week!


We ended last weekend with a trip to the Calgary Zoo! We love it here - right now the have Dinosaurs Alive which move and make noise, the bears were super active, the butterflies have started hatching, and they had a great Tiger training presentation! (And much more of course!)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 2016 Monthly Favourites!

I love rounding up my top 5 Favorites of the month - I always try and get a good mix of new products (to me) and older products that I may have stopped using for a while! 

Here are my top 5 goodies for May!  
nyx banana powder oil cleanser the balm meet matte hughes trust fund beauty nail polish origins high potency night-a-mins

NYX HD Finishing Powder in "Banana" ~ $9.99 US. A lightweight, translucent finishing powder that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and pores. NYX Cosmetics HD Finishing Powder is a silky pressed powder with a fresh, matte finish.

May 2016 Empties!

I have turned in to one of those people who loves empties posts - mostly because I love looking back on each product I used and see if I loved it or not! I have a ton of products and I can sometimes forget about something I love, but not with my handy garbage posts! So, I hope you guys like it too! 

I used a surprising amount of makeup up this month, which is great! 
empties post

Sephora Collection Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation in "Cream" ~ $30.00. A beautiful, lightweight, moisturizing foundation with a natural, barely-there finish. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wine and Mask Wednesday (Soo AE Propolis Collagen Essence Mask + Tinhorn Creek Gewürztraminer)

Happy June and Wine and Mask Wednesday everyone! This week's theme is "honey" - here is a look at my Mask of the Week:
soo ae propolis collagen essence mask

Soo Ae "Propolis" Collagen Essence Mask ~ $3.00 (5 for $15). Using the highest grade of Tencel sheets infused with hydrolyzed collagen, Sooae's Nature Collagen Essence Propolis Sheet Masks are great to use for all skin types, and even for sensitive skin. Propolis, also known as honey extract, provides lifting and radiance to your complexion with anti-inflammatory benefits. Improve skin elasticity and radiance with Honey Extract, an effective ingredient that fights the harmful effects of environmental stressors that lead to sagging and loss of resilience.

May 2016 Month in Masks

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

For March and April I was really good about using masks at least every other day - I didn't do as great for May, so I will hopefully do much better next month! 

Here is a look at all the masks I used in May:
the face shop character mask pig
May 1
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).