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)! 


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!!!


Here is a look at the first In8Beauty Mask Subscription! This is a Canadian mask subscription started in Edmonton, AB!!

I actually won a year's subscription to In8Beauty through an instagram giveaway they had running! I was going to post a full review about this, but it looks like their price point changed for January - will be 5 masks for $18 so I am really excited to review this one for you guys next month! 


Ahhh - look at all the amazing Too Faced Peach goodies!!! I am so excited about all of these lovely goodies!!! I will have to wait until I'm back from holidays to play with and review everything! 

Also, these last 2 orders I just made, tipped the scale and I accidentally made VIB Rouge for next year! Yikes - I don't whether or not to be excited or embarrassed (maybe a little of both?!) 


Here is a look at the last tea unboxings from my David's Tea Advent Calendar - I took the liberty of opening the 23rd and 24th for you guys early so you could see how it wrapped up! 

The last 9 teas in the calendar were: strawberry rhubarb parfait, chocolate covered almond, sleigh ride, organic sweet almond green, cardamom french toast, spiced apple, english toffee, organic kashmiri chai, and santa's secret! 

This was such a fun way of trying a bunch of new teas!!! 

I have wrapped up my Reading Challenge for 2016 - I finished the year having read 54 books!!! Wooo - I am so happy with how many I got through! I have always been a huge bookworm and find that using audiobooks on my long commute to and from work has helped me get through my reading list! 

I read a ton of books that I absolutely loved this year! My favs were: The Outside Circle, The Night Circus, Nimona, Ms Peregrine's series, Liesl and Po, Lumberjanes, A House in the Sky, Me Before You, Cinder series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I Let You Go, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!I will start a new Reading Challenge in the New Year! 

I also want you guys to know that I will be on vacation from December 28 to January 12 enjoying a lovely family vacation in Hawaii! I do not have any blog posts lined up for that time (who are we kidding, I can hardly get my regular posts up on time!!!) but I will be wrapping up all my December posts a little early and leaving you guys with a GIVEAWAY on December 28 for some limited edition makeup products so make sure you check back on that date and it will run for the 2 weeks that I am away!

I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!