Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Look - Doll Makeup!

Happy Halloween everyone! One final look for you - Doll Makeup! This is what I wore handing out candy tonight! 

Halloween Look - Doll Makeup!

This make-up is a great last minute look, as chances are you have all the makeup I used for this look! 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Skincare Sunday - Berrisom Horror Mask "Skull"

Oooohh... it's the day before Halloween so I have to do a Halloween themed Skincare Sunday post! Thankfully, there is always k-beauty masks out there for every occasion! 

Halloween Skincare Sunday - Berrisom Horror Mask "Skull"

Berrisom Horror Mask - Skull Black Rice ~ $3.00. Cute and creepy skeleton character pattern. Contains black rice, hydrolyzed collagen, licorice, and ginger extracts. Provides elasticity, moisture, and health to skin.

Calgary Woman's Show - Event Recap

If you remember last week, I posted last week that I was going to attend the Calgary Woman's Show! It is a big, exhibition style show, with over 300 different vendors, 2 stages, wine gardens, a D.I.Y. event space and a few celebrities to keep you busy all day! 

Calgary Woman's Show - Event Recap

The Woman's Show is all about bringing woman together for a great event! This year's Charity of Choice was the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. I think this is a great charity and through my normal line of work, I have worked with women and families who use the services this supporting shelter in the past.  

Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 2016 Beauty Box Comparison - Ipsy vs. Topbox

Here is a quick chart comparison of my October Ipsy & Topbox:
October 2016 Beauty Box Comparison - Ipsy vs. Topbox

Here is a closer look at both boxes:

October 2016 - Ipsy Glam Bag 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!
October 2016 - Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and Review

This month's theme is "Black Magic" - great for Halloween! And this month's bag is AMAZING! It is so cute - I love it! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Five on Friday - October 28, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week - I have some exciting news to announce this week! 


Our little family will be expanding in May! We are so excited! And, how cute is this little onesie?! I actually made it myself with my printer and iron-on transfer paper - I'm not much for D.I.Y. but this was surprisingly easy! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mask Wednesday - Mediheal Pumpkin Ade Mask

Happy Mask Wednesday! It's Fall time and Fall makes everyone think of PUMPKINS! I thought I would stick with the Fall theme this week and feature a pumpkin mask! 

Mask Wednesday - Mediheal Pumpkin Ade Mask

Beauty Clinic Mediheal - Pumpkin Ade Mask ~ $1.99. Beauty Clinic Mediheal Mask provides the freshness and effectiveness of ingredients efficiently to provide nutrition for your skin with the synergy effect of concentrated essence. Beauty Clinic Mediheal Pumpkin Ade Mask keeps your face moist. This autumn squash sheet is beneficial to skin’s moisture providing the freshness and effectiveness to add nutrition of skin with the synergy effect of concentrated essence.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Skincare Sunday - Aromic Citrusy Nighttime Face Oil

Happy Skincare Sunday! This week I'm sharing my thoughts on a face oil from a Canadian, all-natural skincare company!

Aromic Skincare is a small Canadian company based in Brampton, Ontario. They are committed to using natural ingredients to deliver quality products and results that deliver. All the products are made in small batches so you can ensure you are getting a quality product! 

Skincare Sunday - Aromic Citrusy Nighttime Face Oil

Aromic Skincare Citrusy Nighttime Face Oil ~ $40.00. Ideal for all skin types to give a healthy glow and provide hydration without leaving it feeling greasy. Ideal for nighttime use due to it phototoxic properties. Store it in a cool, dark place for a longer shelf life. This product is cruelty free, sulphate free, non toxic and 100% vegan.

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

Here is a look at the products I received:

Friday, October 21, 2016

Five on Friday - October 21, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone had a great week! I'm looking forward to the weekend, but it is going to be a busy one! 

Have you guys been keeping up with some of my Halloween makeup looks?! 

Here is the link to the first look I created - a pink Unicorn look! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Look - Leopard Makeup!

Happy Halloween! This week's look is a Leopard! 
Leopard Makeup

I love playing with makeup and this leopard look is really focused on fun makeup! I think that leopard makeup seems really intimidating, but honestly doing it, it was really easy! I have a really easy picture how-to in this post as well if you happen to think it might be a little intimidating! 

October 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

Boxycharm is $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 4th month they have been shipping to Canada!)

Looking back at past reviews, this box 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 October's Boxycharm:

October 2016 Boxycharm - Review and Unboxing

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Halloween Manicure Tuesday - Vampire Teeth Nail Art

Happy Halloween Manicure Tuesday - i'm back in to the spooky nail art this week! I'm doing VAMPIRE TEETH nail art! 

Halloween Manicure Tuesday - Vampire Teeth Nail Art

I'm loving how these Vampire Teeth turned out - I will say that this wasn't the easiest Manicure to complete as I painted each too individually! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Skincare Sunday - IQ Natural Coconut Sugar Scrub

Happy Skincare Sunday... or Monday if this gets posted a little late! My skin always goes a little crazy in this transition from Summer to Fall (and in Calgary's case, straight to Winter weather!) I start to get dry patches and find I need some extra exfoliation. 

Skincare Sunday - IQ Natural Coconut Sugar Scrub

IQ Natural Coconut Sugar Scrub ~ full size $26.00 for 6 oz. Exfoliate skin all over body with this Coconut Sugar Body Scrub. Slough away dead skin and reveal fresh, plump and smoother & younger looking skin. Contains rich skin softening natural & organic olive and Moroccan Argan oils.  

This brown sugar scrub smells AMAZING! The brown sugar specifically adds a really nice scent to this scrub - something different than most other sugar scrubs! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Look - Previous Year's Makeup!

I just love everything Halloween - of course my favorite thing is doing makeup looks! I thought I would show you guys a few makeup looks from the past few years! 

pop art comic makeup look

Last's year Halloween was a quiet one - my husband had surgery a few days before, so we didn't plan much! I did love that I had a little bit of extra time to create this Pop Art Comic look! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Five on Friday - October 14, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! I loved having a short work week this week - and Thanksgiving last weekend was really great! We had family dinners on both the Sunday and Monday! 


Look at my favorite goodies from my 30 day Beauty Swap! It's all pink and amazing! I'm so looking forward to these Wet n Wild brushes (you still can't find these in Canada!), Tarte lipsticks, ColourPop Nillionaire, and the blushes! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mask Wednesday - Vichy Mineral Masks

Happy Sunday everyone! I was so excited to see that Vichy came out with a line of mineral masks - quenching, pore purifying, and double glow! 

Mask Wednesday - Vichy Mineral Masks

These masks are referred to as "quick fix skin saviours" as they are all meant to be 5 minute masks! I love that these are quick - a lot of masks require a good amount of time, and not everyone has extra time for masking all the time.

Because these formulas are all 5 minutes, they are great to use individually, or used together for "multi-masking"! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Manicure Tuesday - Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

Happy Mani day! I hope everyone had a great long weekend! I enjoyed a quiet long weekend with my family! 

Now, to my nails - I was so looking forward to doing some amazing Halloween nail art this week; but, when I removed my nail polish, my poor nails were peeling so bad I couldn't believe it! Nail art will have to wait until next week! 

Manicure Tuesday - Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

Julep Take a Breather - Sheer Pink "Oxygen Nail Treatment" ~ $18.00. A powerful strengthening treatment that treats and protects your nails, while Oxygen Technology allows nail beds to breathe. Our nutrient-rich formula also includes nail-boosting Hexanal, anti-aging plant cells, and a protective UV filter.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Five on Friday - October 7, 2016

Happy October everyone! Can you ever feel the new month here in Calgary - it is COLD outside! We got our first snowfall this morning! I guess some years we get it earlier, so Thanksgiving time isn't so bad!


Last weekend I was very lucky to be asked by Nordstrom Calgary and Dior Makeup to get a preview of the makeup being featured at the Park Luxe Fashion Show in Calgary last weekend. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Halloween Look - Unicorn Makeup!

Happy Halloween! I love this time of year! I will be featuring a few fun makeup looks throughout the month! 
unicorn makeup halloween look

I love Unicorns and thought I could have a lot of fun with a very pink and glittery look!  

Travel Post - My Turks and Caicos Vacation Part 2 Recap "Grand Turk"

I hope you guys are enjoying a little break in beauty posts for some lovely beach inspiration from my travel posts! 

This is the second part of my Turks and Caicos (TCI) honeymoon recap and I am reviewing our stay in Grand Turk - the capital island of Turks and Caicos! Grand Turk is a smaller island, but has been developed for much longer than Provo, which is now the main tourist hub. Grand Turk is where you will stop if you are on a cruise ship with a stop in TCI.

I started the first few days of our vacation on the island of Providenciales (Provo) with the amazing Grace Bay Beach. I really wanted to move around to a few islands and see what the rest of TCI was like! 
Grand Turk Turks and Caicos

Part 2 - Grand Turk (Day 5 to Day 9)
We booked flights from Provo to Grand Turk with Caicos Express Airways - it is a 25-30 minute plane ride. This is the only way to travel to Grand Turk from Provo as there is not a ferry between these islands. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mask Wednesday - Sephora Lip Mask "Shea"

Anyone else notice with this season change how dry their lips are?! I can't keep up - tons of water, lip chap, lip scrub and they are still dry! I'm hoping my lips make up their mind soon and stay moisturized! 

 Mask Wednesday - Sephora Lip Mask "Shea" Publish

Sephora Lip Mask "Shea" ~ $4.00. A line of soothing, leave-on lip masks to replenish, nourish, and moisturize lips in as little as 15 minutes. 

The Shea mask is for protecting & repairing - it "protects and soothes to support lips that have been chapped or over dried".

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Manicure Tuesday - MoYou London Stamped Nails Week #2

Happy Manicure Tuesday! I love my nail stamping from last week so much, that I am keeping them on for another week! 

Manicure Tuesday - MoYou London Stamped Nails Week #2

I love these adorable stamps! I was so happy with how these nails turned out!

September 2016 - Monthly Favourites!

Here is a look at the products that I have been loving in September:

September 2016 - Monthly Favourites!

Ofra Single Eyeshadows - Buttercup, Truffle & Millennium Gold ~ $10.00 each. Fabulous pressed powder eye shadow with strong pigment for a long lasting effect which can be applied with an eye shadow brush, wet or dry.

I received these eyeshadows in a Boxycharm and these 3 eyeshadows have been my go-to this month! I use Buttercup on my whole lid, I use Truffle in my crease and it is the perfect transition shade, and Millennium Gold is a beautiful lid colour alone or with any other shade! I love these! 

Monday, October 3, 2016

September 2016 - Monthly Empties

Here is a look at everything I used up in September:

The Face Shop Clean Face Anti-Imperfection Patches ~ $2. 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! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Skincare Sunday Product Review - Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Yay for October! While I am sad to see Summer go, but I love Fall and October in particular because it means Halloween! I love this month! 

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub ~ sample size 1 oz for $7 (full size is 4 oz for $28). The Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub cleanses and purifies skin using a powerful combination of natural ingredients. Pumpkin Enzymes combine with Apple and Almond Acids to dissolve cellular debris within the pores while Apricot Grains and Micro-spheres gently polish away dead skin cells. An intoxicating blend of Pumpkin Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E protect and hydrate skin to reveal an illuminating, flawless complexion.

September 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

Here is a look at the masks I used this month:

September 2
Fruits & Passion Hydro Gel Face Mask - Toning ~ $3.00. This refreshing Hydro Gel Face Mask with a vitamin E derivative and cranberry extract contains an essence specially formulated to improve the appearance of your skin. Your skin is hydrated, soothed and refreshed. For all skin types, this non-greasy formula leaves skin wrapped in a velvety-soft finish. No paraben added.

I love hydrogel masks - this mask came in 2 pieces and fit well. It had enough essence that it lasted a long time, but didn't slip around on my face at all. I liked it and it was cooling on my skin.
Repurchase: Probably