Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Look - Pretty Glam Glitter Panda Makeup!

Happy Halloween month! I absolutely love doing Halloween makeup looks and this year I really wanted to do a Panda look; but, I had to glam it up a bit!

 Halloween Look - Pretty Glam Glitter Panda Makeup!
I just added a hint of glitter and blush to a fairly basic panda look to brighten it up a bit (plus, I usually have a hint of glitter in most of my Halloween looks!) I personally didn't really want a really white base as I find it can be too thick and hard to work over, so the faded white look was purposeful, but of course you pick the level of coverage you want! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Small Batch Soaps Fall Shopping Haul!

I absolutely love finding new, amazing soap and bath goodies companies (because I can never have enough bath bombs!!!) and it's even better when they are Canadian companies! But seriously, I came across Small Batch Soaps on Instagram from a fellow blogger who posted a picture of their unicorn soap and I HAD TO HAVE ONE! Then, I scrolled through their instagram and needed one of everything so I placed an order ASAP! 


 Skincare Sunday - Small Batch Soaps Fall Shopping Haul!

Small Batch Soap offers all vegan products made with natural ingredients, and are free of parabens, phthalates, preservatives and more! They are all handmade in small batches - this is truly a small, Canadian business! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Five on Friday - October 13, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!!! Oooh... how spooky a Friday the 13th in October! I'm not superstitious, nor do I watch scary movies, but if I did watch them - I would especially watch one tonight! Maybe, I will catch up on an episode of American Horror Story instead!  

ONE 

This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada and we had such a lovely family weekend! We had 2 delicious dinners at my mom's house and my inlaw's house - I love turkey dinner; but, the best part of the weekend is acknowledging how thankful I am for these 3 precious boys!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mask Thursday - Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24k Gold Sheet Mask Review

Happy Masking Day! Once, I saw this Too Cool For School pumpkin mask I knew I had to try it right away! I mean, a Pumpkin mask during Halloween month can't be anymore perfect! 


Mask Thursday - Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24k Gold Sheet Mask Review

Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask ~ $10.00 CAN. A bio-cellulose sheet mask drenched in pumpkin fruit extract and 24K gold for radiant, well-nourished skin.

This mask is designed for dullness, dryness, and rough texture. The pumpkin is great for soothing dry skin, and the gold is great for brightening the skin! The bio-cellulose mask is a great material - it is a very thin gel mask and adheres well to the skin! Apparently, the material holds "up to 100 times its dry weight in fluid, it fits like a second skin and delivers intensive benefits."

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Manicure Wednesday - The Nightmare Before Christmask Jack Skellington Nail Art!

Happy Nail Day! I love Halloween so much and I always need to do some fun Halloween nails! 

Manicure Wednesday - The Nightmare Before Christmask Jack Skellington Nail Art!

I love The Nightmare Before Christmas - i mean it has Halloween, Christmas, Tim Burton, Oogy Boogy man, good songs - what else do you want in a movie?! My family and I actually sing songs from this movie year round! And, even though the Director finally clarified that it is a Halloween movie, I still have to watch it at Halloween and Christmas! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

September 2017 - Monthly Favorites!

Here is a look at what I have been loving in September:

Hiddencos Americano Mask ~ $15.98 US for 10 masks. Contains a Premium Arabica coffee extract from Columbia. It is rich in moisturizing and nourishing effect for the tired and dry skin with polluted external environment. It is vital and brightly managed. With Green tea extract and Portulaca extract and other various natural ingredients to make your skin soft to moisturize to relax your skin.

I have reviewed this mask on a Mask Wednesday - you can check it out here. The smell is amazing - seriously, picture wearing a mask with a fall candle. It smells like a caramel coffee and has a dark essence that really hydrated and brightened my skin! Love this mask! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

September 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Let's get right in and have a look at my beauty garbage for this month and my thoughts on the products:

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ~ travel size $26.00. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight formula with a hint of color you can use in place of foundation for a natural finish and a healthy glowing complexion.

This is my second travel size bottle of this - I didn't love it the first time around, and now I like it a little bit more. It was easily my go-to over the Summer. It is light weight and gentle on the skin, but it wasn't super long lasting. It was just ok.

Repurchase: Mmmm... probably not... 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

National Frappe Day with Lip Smacker Frappe Coffee Party Pack!

Happy National Frappe Day! I always think it's great when a random holiday pops up for the perfect blog post! Seriously, I just got these adorable Lip Smacker Frappes and had to share them right away! 


National Frappe Day with Lip Smacker Frappe Coffee Party Pack!

Lip Smacker has always had the best lip balms - I can remember as a kid loving their grape lip balm so much that I cried when my dog ate my whole tube! 

The packaging of these is so cute and they are all the perfect Fall coffee scents! Who doesn't need need a Pumpkin Spice scented lip balm that is also adorable?! I know that one is going right in my purse! Plus, my husband and a friend already scooped up their favorite Fall scents and started using them right away too (Mocha Chip and Vanilla Chai)!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Five on Friday - October 6, 2017!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - ours was pretty good, but my husband has been out of town again this week. I have been a single mom to 1 kid before, but doing it all by myself with 2 has made for a long week! I'm looking forward to a little r&r this weekend for Thanksgiving! 

ONE

Yay - I got a new mask hairband!! How cute is this?! Now, I don't need to look like a kitty cat all the time and can throw in a panda look while masking! But really, I love these for masking. They fit well and cover and hold back all my hair and protect my hairline (plus this was like $2 on ebay so how do you go wrong?!)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Mask Thursday - New Rodial Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask Review + A Few Extra Snake Goodies!

Happy Thursday everyone! Okay, bubble masks are everywhere right now, so of course I have to try multiple masks! This one is really neat because it's actually a sheet mask and once you apply the sheet mask it bubbles up! 


*Rodial Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask ~ $9.00 US each or $60.00 for 8 masks. This detoxifying bubble mask generates O2 bubbles to remove dirt, dead skin cells and excess oil revealing a brighter-looking complexion. Purifying bamboo charcoal deeply cleanses and unclogs pores for fresher, smoother looking skin whilst a rich blend of collagen, ceramide, vitamins a & e and peptides leave it revitalized.

This mask combines two of this year's hottest trends in skincare: oxygen cleansers and bamboo charcoal! I have featured skincare products using both of these ingredients multiple times on the blog, so the benefits are fairly well-known. Oxygen bubbles help deep clean the skin to clear out pores are remove impurities, while bamboo charcoal brightens and refreshes the skin for an overall clean, bright look! Of course, these two ingredients will compliment each other! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September 2017 - 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 in September:
September 1
Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask ~ $34.00. Leaves skin glowing and radiant thanks to Vitamin C and its AHA and volcanic stone exfoliation.

I love that these Vichy masks are only 5 minutes to use! This one is great - apply a layer to face, wear for 5 minutes, rub in with fingers to peel and then rinse off! I think it works great and my skin looked glowy and smooth the next morning! Love this! (If you want to see a full review on this, check out my past review here!)
Repurchase: Yes, I still have lots to use!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Manicure Monday - Essie Gel Couture Polish 1 Week Update!

Happy Manicure Monday! Last week I shared my first impressions about the Essie Gel Couture polish in Sage You Love Me and the Essie Gel Couture Top Coat - and, it's no secret that I loved them! They applied so smoothly on the nails and the brush was so great to use. It was perfectly curved so that no clean up was required. 

This polish is supposed to last up to 14 days, so the real question is - did the staying power of the Essie Gel Couture polish live up to my first impressions?

Manicure Monday - Essie Gel Couture Polish 1 Week Update!

The quick and easy answer is YES! I have been wearing this polish for a full week now and it still looks amazing! There is a few minor scuffs, mostly right around the edges of the nails - and I really mean minor! You can see in the pictures that they still look almost as good as they did last week when they were freshly painted! And also, really impressive was the face that the Essie Gel Couture Top Coat held on this striping tape and I thought for sure it would lift during this week! 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Lush Halloween Goodies!

Happy October Everyone!!!! Come October 1st, you can catch me decorating for Halloween and singing "this is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, everybody SCREAM!!!" I can watch all my Halloween movies and have all my Halloween baths!

Every Halloween I have to get a few Lushoween goodies so I can have a month of Halloween baths!!! 

Skincare Sunday - Lush Halloween Goodies!

Seriously, Lush always makes the cutest Holiday collections - Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Mother's Day - you name it!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 - What I Bought This Month!

It's time for my monthly haul - I have really enjoyed seeing what I buy every month! I like that I get to share everything I have purchased (because really some of it would get lost in my beauty collection if I didn't!) Also these posts helps to keep me on track - I am planning on trying to only spend around $100 per month on beauty since I am be on a smaller budget with a new baby! 

I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts, pr samples, and freebies are usually shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts! 

Here is what I bought in September: 

Sephora Order ~ $39.90. Okay, there will be a lot of Sephora orders this month - this was actually my 3rd order in August, but it was at the very end of August and did not get here until early this month! I was very excited for the Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection but it weirdly released like a product a day leading up to the launch and since i'm Rouge and get free shipping, I didn't wait for them all to be released together! The first order, I had to try the Peach Blur powder and the rest are freebies! The Caudalie 3 set was my add on code and I love when they have makeup freebies, because these Dior lipsticks look awesome! Also scooped up some First Aid Beauty and a cleansing balm. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Five on Friday - September 29, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week!

ONE

Wooo hoo - I won another giveaway! So exciting! I actually really love the eye masks from ToGoSpa! I have featured the Green Tea Eyes in some past favorites and have tried a few different kinds; but, I have not tried the charcoal eye masks or any face masks so I am looking forward to trying these! You can expect reviews coming! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mask Wednesday - [JOLSE] Hiddencos Americano & Latte Mask Review!

Happy Mask Wednesday! It's no secret that I'm a sucker for masks with adorable packaging, and these adorable coffee masks are no exception! These are so cute. 

Mask Wednesday - [JOLSE] Hiddencos Americano & Latte Mask Review!

These Hiddencos masks are so cute - I love that they look like little coffee travel mugs. They come in 2 different types: Latte and Americano! The Latte mask is meant for enhancing moisture and brightening skin, while the Americano mask is meant to give the skin nutrition and moisture! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Essie Gel Couture Polish in "Sage You Love Me" First Impressions!

Happy Manicure Tuesday! A few months ago I would probably not wear gel nail polish because I just love doing nail art so much. But now, a few months post baby and I am all about some longer wearing nail polish options! 

Manicure Tuesday - Essie Gel Couture Polish in "Sage You Love Me"

Nail Polish Canada recently started carrying Essie's Gel Couture polish line and I jumped at the opportunity to try a couple of shades! If I am going to try any gel polishes, Essie was high on my list! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Last Blast of Summer Pedicure Set with FarleyCo

Who doesn't need their feet revived after a Summer of sandal wearing?! (Also, I'm a die hard flip flop wearer so I will wear them until there is snow on the ground here in Calgary)! But, that means my feet always take a bit of a beating! 


Skincare Sunday - Last Blast of Summer Pedicure Set with FarleyCo

FarleyCo. has put together a little set of goodies to help treat my feet at the end of a long Summer on my feet in the sandals! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Five on Friday - September 22, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!! I have to start by saying Sorry for the lack of posts this week - I still got a couple up, but not my regular nails or mask posts! It has been a long week - my husband has been working out of town for the week and it has been crazy being along with 2 boys to take care of! 

ONE

Let's talk about my Friday Freebies today - these ones are good! Mac Cosmetics reopened today in one of Calgary's biggest malls and celebrated by giving away 200 lipsticks to the first people in the store! It worked out perfectly for me, it has been really cold all week and I haven't been getting out for as many walks so it was perfect time for a mall walk morning!

Then, I saw the Kiehl's was offering a few samples when you get a skincare consultation so I stopped in quickly! It was actually interesting because I know my skin has changed post baby and it confirmed that it is learning more oily so I will see how it does over the next few months but I am definitely trying to adapt my routine! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 2017 - Boxycharm Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

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 subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! While it is a little pricier than the more inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size, with a deluxe sample every once in a while. 


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 my September Boxycharm:

September 2017 - Boxycharm Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette - Thoughts and Swatches!

Despite what most of my blog posts might show, I actually think I'm pretty good with self-restraint and not buying every new makeup launch! So, when Tarte released their Unicorn Make Believe in Yourself collection in April in actually told myself that I didn't need it and was good... until now, because it's on sale!!! And, I can only resist something so much - sales i'm a total sucker for!!! 


Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette - Thoughts and Swatches!

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette ~ $52.00 CAN (currently on sale for $39.00!). A kaleidoscopic, unicorn-inspired eyeshadow palette with 10 radiant shadows and a strobing eye and cheek highlighter. The make believe in yourself eye & cheek palette features hypnotic shades that can be layered with the matte base and the strobing eye and cheek highlighter for a multi-faceted, fairy-like glow. Infused with Amazonian clay and mineral pigments, the silky-soft formula blends to a fine, long-lasting finish without any fallout or chalkiness. 

This palette is stunning! The packaging is gorgeous and the shadows included are so pretty! I'm surprised I waited so long to buy this! I love shimmer shadows on my lids and this has a really great range! The middle shade can be used a highlighter for under the brow or the cheeks. This comes with 9 shimmer shadows and 1 matte. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Manicure Monday - Best Recent Nail Art Looks!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! So, I told myself that when I had a baby, I was always going to have girl time and paint my nails every week; but, finally this week I am going to eat my words! Little Elliott is teething so much and despite all the little teething toys, his favorite thing to chew on? Mommy's hand! So, I just can't put any fresh polish on these babies this week! I'm hoping by next week things improve and I can go back to normal! 

Since I haven't done a favorites post in a few months, I thought I would recap some of latest favorite nail art! 

PANDA NAILS!

Eeeek - how cute are these little pandas?! I love how they turned out (especially the thumb!) and they were surprisingly easy to do! You can check out my original post here

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Selfcare Sunday - Veeda Natural Feminine Care Products

I usually take Sundays to talk about Skincare; but, today I'm switching things up! Let's talk about selfcare!

I will be honest, until I received these products I hadn't really thought about what ingredients were in my feminine hygiene products - really, I just bought whatever was on sale to help deal with Aunt Flow. 


Selfcare Sunday - Veeda Natural Feminine Care Products

*Veeda has created products that are better for your body, better for health and better for the environment. They are also committed to offering a premium product at an affordable price.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Five on Saturday - September 15, 2017!

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! We had a nice, quiet week (which felt like a nice change of pace!)

ONE

I just received my September In8Beauty subscription! I won a year subscription to In8Beauty via an Instagram giveaway! You can check out my past reviews of the subscription here

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

I'm a pretty devoted Harry Potter fan - that's no secret! So, when Storybook Cosmetics announced that they were releasing a Witchcraft and Wizardry eyeshadow palette I had to get it!


Storybook Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Palette - Swatches, Review and 4 Back to Hogwarts Looks!

This palette was originally was supposed to be a Harry Potter themed palette; but, I don't think Storybook Cosmetics got the licensing agreement so it turned in to a whole magical wizard palette. I think the colors all stayed the same, but the names were changed!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Manicure Monday - Peachy Glitter Nails

I have clearly jumped on the peach bandwagon - literally, everything peachy I get it! So, naturally I have got to get some Peach nails in right! 


This look is quite simple, with just a couple glitter accent nails - I LOVE the peach color! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Skincare Sunday - NEW Lush Jelly Face Mask "Bunny Moon" Try-on and Review!

Okay, what's better than a NEW type of mask from Lush?! It's no secret around here that I am mask addict and a total Lushie, so when I saw Lush announce their new Jelly Face Masks - I had to run out and get one! I took a lot of self-control to not pick up all 4 right away! 


Skincare Sunday - NEW Lush Jelly Face Mask "Bunny Moon" Try-on and Review!

Lush Jelly Face Mask "Bunny Moon" ~ $13.95 CAN. Everybunny's a bit sensitive now and then, so if your skin's feeling a bit tender or sore, treat it to this gentle, gold-dusted mask. Loads of soothing, syrupy honey lock moisture into skin, while rose, chamomile and vanilla relieve irritation and leave skin feeling balanced again. There, there: you'll have calm, clear skin before long.

These Jelly Masks are so cool! If you have tried Lush's shower jellies, then this will be a similar texture to you, just a little creamier and thicker! I love using different masks and I think your skincare routine should be an enjoyable process instead of feeling like a chore - masks like this are so fun to use! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Five on Friday - September 8, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week! My week was great - pretty quiet, but good! 

ONE

I am so sad about what is happening in the Caribbean - the hurricanes are completely devastating many of the islands! Two years ago this month we honeymooned on Turks and Caicos and spent 2 weeks on 3 different islands and it holds a special little place in my heart! There is some serious storms happening all over the place and it's really hard too see. I know I will be donating to relief efforts - we need to do what we can! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mask Thursday - [JOLSE] TIA'M Sebum Drying Black Bubble Pack 80ml Review!

Happy Mask Day! I love crazy masks, so I am so excited to try the TIAM Sebum Drying Black Bubble Pack!


Mask Thursday - [JOLSE] TIA'M Sebum Drying Black Bubble Pack 80ml Review!

*TIA'M Sebum Drying Black Bubble Pack ~ $20.59 US for 80ml on Jolse. This is a wash-off pack that transforms into tiny bubbles on the face to remove sebum and blackhead, tightening your pores for glowing and healthy looking skin.

This mask uses charcoal to clear out blemishes, clean out the pores and adjust oil, and also albumin from egg whites help to tighten the pores. I love that this is a bubble mask - Korean beauty products started this trend, and so many companies are jumping on board and creating their own version.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Manicure Wednesday - Unicorn Nail Art!

On Wednesdays we wear pink! Pink Unicorn nails that is! 🦄

Manicure Wednesday - Unicorn Nail Art!

I have been wanting to try a unicorn horn for forever! Finally got some time, so I thought I would pair it with an adorable little unicorn (or 2!) And I'm so happy with how they turned out!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August 2017 - Monthly Favorites!

Here are my 5 favorite goodies from August:

Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying Daily Skin Booster ~ $39.95. Give your skin a daily boost of strength. Mineral 89 is a non-greasy gel formula combining all the power of high-dose Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water with natural origin hyaluronic acid to strengthen skin's barrier function. Drop after drop and day after day, a daily dose of strength to boost skin's health and resistance. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

August 2017 - What I Bought This Month!

It's time for my monthly haul - I have really enjoyed seeing what I buy every month! I like that I get to share everything I have purchased (because really some of it would get lost in my beauty collection if I didn't!) Also these posts helps to keep me on track - I am planning on trying to only spend around $100 per month on beauty since I am be on a smaller budget now with a new baby! 

I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts, pr samples, and freebies are usually shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts! 

Here is what I bought in August:


Mall Haul ~ $19.30. I love when I go shopping and get some freebies in there too! I only spent $0.50 at The Face Shop - these 2 masks together were $10, but I had some points from my loyalty card so I got $10 for free and only had to pay the tax! Then, I went to Lush and bought a Sleepy lotion and Scrubee and got my Oatifix for free (for returning 5 empty black pots).

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Lush Scrubee Review!

Is it a body butter? Is it a scrub? Is it possible that it is both?!

Skincare Sunday - Lush Scrubee Review!

Lush Scrubee Body Butter ~ $7.95. This happy little bee looks innocent enough, but it means business when it comes to buffing your skin smooth. We've combined scrubby ground almonds and coconut shell with softening honey, cocoa and shea butter in alternating exfoliating and moisturizing stripes for the smoothest skin. Save the Scrubees!

So, can this be both a body butter and a scrub at the same time? The answer is yes and it is amazing! Scrubee smells amazing - like sweet honey! I love it! Also, how stinkin cute is little Scrubee?! I love it!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017 - 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 in August:

August 2
Mask Wednesday - Too Cool For School Coconut Ceramide Mask ~ $8.00. A sheer and lightweight sheet mask drenched in coconut water for instant and refreshing hydration.

This mask smelled like coconuts and I loved it - it was so refreshing and smelled just like Summer. This fit really well, had a good amount of essence, and worked well! It was brightening and made my skin look and feel good. If you want any more info, I featured this mask on a Mask Wednesday post you can check out here
Repurchase: Yes! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Five on Friday - September 1, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe it is September 1 today?! The Summer just flew by! Anyone running to Starbucks today to get their Pumpkin Spice latte today? I'm waiting until the first day of Fall! 

ONE


Yay - I won a giveaway! How cute is this little starter set from Velour Lashes! It included the Momma Knows Best lash set, the Too Easy Lash Applicator, and a Lash Adhesive!

I can now declare August my month of lashes - I got lashes in PR, lashes in this giveaway, and lashes in a subscription box! I am excited to have so many different types lashes to use!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Time to look at my garbage (beauty garbage of course, so it's more glamorous!)


Maison Jacynthe Mascara ~ $33.00. Natural intense black mascara for a sublime eye-makeup look. Formulated with clary sage water, to hydrate and protect your lashes. The mascara has a silky texture and is highly pigmented. Its thin brush gives you a precise application and provides volume. Ideal for a more intense look. Long-lasting thanks to its exclusive formulation. 100% of ingredients from organic origin.

I really enjoyed this mascara when I was first using it - it has a super skinny wand so it can get everywhere! The formula was a little wetter than I prefer, but it did lengthen and define. It was a tad clumpy but nothing a little brush can't fix! But, once it got near the end it did end up getting really flaky on me so I knew it was done! I did a whole review of this mascara if you want to check it out here
Repurchase: Mmmm... overall, it was good but not my favorite so not likely.. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mask Wednesday - Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask!

Happy Mask Wednesday - I was super excited to see Belif start coming to Canada (you can find Belif products in stores at The Face Shop locations). So, I have been slowly trying to try new products!

One of their most well known products is the "The True Cream - Aqua Bomb" (which I love!), so when I saw an Aqua Bomb sheet mask I HAD to try it! 

Mask Wednesday - Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask!

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask ~ $11.00 CAN. Our belief to provide instant hydration with extra care for dry skin. This sheet mask is infused with a blend of The true cream-Aqua bomb’s powerful hydrating ingredients and instantly provides an explosion of hydration to quench parched, dehydrated skin. 

The dual pouch-type mask includes an essence and a sheet in separate compartments to ensure the sheet mask is freshly drenched in the essence formula upon breaking the pouch. When you need instant and intensive hydration, break the belif Aqua bomb sheet mask.

This is a pricier mask in my opinion - $11 for one use, it better work great! My hopes are high because as I said, I'm a fan of the Aqua Bomb cream! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Julep "Katie" ~ Classic with a Twist polish!

Happy Manicure Tuesday everyone! After a few weeks of nail art, this week I am keeping it simple with a gorgeous nail polish this week! 

Manicure Tuesday - Julep "Katie" ~ Classic with a Twist polish!

I recently used another Julep polish and remembered how much I liked them - I used to get the Julep polish subscription!

The polish colour I used for this week is "Katie" - a classic with a twist polish that is described as "Orchid Iridescent Chrome"

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

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 subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! While it is a little pricier than the more inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size, with a deluxe sample every once in a while. 


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 my August Boxycharm:

August 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Review, Swatches and Makeup Try-on!

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Skincare Sunday - The Face Shop Chia Seed Line

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone - I have a complete skincare routine for you today from The Face Shop! It's a look at their Chia Seed line! 


Skincare Sunday - The Face Shop Chia Seed Line

The Chia Seed line is designed for people with normal to oily skin who are looking for a refined, but simple skincare routine! Chia seeds have all the properties to help moisturize and invigorate the skin - omega 3, antioxidants, and minerals! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Five on Friday - August 25, 2017

Happy Friday all! I hope you all had a great week - mine was a little quieter than last week, which is good! Isn't is crazy to think that Summer is almost over?! It has just flown by!

ONE

Well apparently this was my week of hair freebies - I usually sign up for freebies when I hear about them, because who doesn't love free stuff?! But, I wasn't expecting 2 different John Frieda samples and a Garnier sample too! I always like these samples for travelling or a quick night away from home. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Esqido Mink False Eyelashes - "BFF" and "Voila" Try-on and Review!

I love the look of false eyelashes; but, I'm not really amazing at application so I tend to go without lashes. Now, the problem might be that because I'm not amazing with falsies, I tend to buy inexpensive ones that have thick, hard to apply bands and that's making my problem worse!

I know I'm rambling a little, but what I mean is maybe if I splurge on higher quality lashes made with higher quality materials I might have an easier, more enjoyable false lash experience! Enter Esqido Mink Eyelashes


Esqido Mink False Eyelashes - "BFF" and "Voila" Try-on and Review!

Esqido Mink Eyelashes are said to be "the softest, lightest, and most natural looking false eyelashes you’ll ever wear". Esqido lashes are made with naturally shed mink hair for the softest and finest texture. The band is a hand crafted cotton band that make them easy to apply and comfortable to wear all day! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mask Wednesday - The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask Review

I have reviewed The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair line and it has quickly become some of my favorite products! You can see my review on the Daily Repair products here and the moisturizer made my July Monthly Favorites too! 

They just released a face mask for this Daily Repair line, so I had to try it! 


Mask Wednesday - The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask Review

The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask ~ $6.00. A low-irritant calming and moisturizing mask sheet with lansil, an excellent moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated and cool for a long time. Daily low-irritant moisturizing solution: Contains phytoshpingosine, moroheiya, birch tree sap and Skin-sync Rx™ which helps form a moisture layer to calm dry skin.

The whole Dr. Belmeur line is formulated "without 9 additives: parabens, synthetic pigments, triethanolamine, mineral oil, benzophenone-3, animal-derived ingredients, propylene glycol, talc, benzoic acid. Allergen-free fragrance: formulated without 26 types of additives with possible allergens."

Monday, August 21, 2017

Manicure Monday - The Little Mermaid Nails!

I'm clearly sticking to a nail theme this month - mermaids! 


Manicure Monday - Mermaid Nails!

This manicure did not turn out as pretty as I was hoping for; but, I ended using a couple of products that I was really disappointed in and that resulted in a less than perfect mermaid look!