Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 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 this month:


Sephora Order ~ $17.85. I had to make a Sephora order to get the gift for my 3 year giveaway, so I picked up a few little goodies for myself! I picked up the Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask (and you can see my review here!) The add on code I used was for the Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer deluxe sample (because Sunday Riley is expensive and highly reviewed!) I cashed in 250 points for the Farmacy set - comes with 2 deluxe samples: honey mask and firming night balm. The 3 samples are a cleanser, night cream and primer! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish 1 Week Update and Review!

Happy Manicure Tuesday! Last week I did a really cute mani using the Nails Inc. Gel Effect polishes - head here to see the original post! 

I was planning on doing my nails today, but honestly the Nails Inc. Gel Effect polishes lasted through the week so well that I just couldn't take them off yet! 

This is what the polishes looked like after 1 week of wear:
Manicure Tuesday - Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish 1 Week Update and Review!

I'm so impressed with how these polishes have lasted - there is barely any wear and tear at all! And this is house cleaning, dishes, extra handwashing with baby, etc! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Le Petit Marseillais Body Washes now in Canada!

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! Le Petit Marseillais is the #1 selling body wash in France, and it now available for sale in Canada! Let Petit Marseillais was created in the Provence region of France and focuses on using sun-kissed ingredients. The founder wanted to bring the artisanal quality of Marseille to everywhere else in the world! 

Skincare Sunday - Le Petit Marseillais Body Washes now in Canada!

Le Petit Marseillais body washes retail for $7.99 each and can be found at all major food, drug, and merchandisers across Canada - Walmart, Loblaws, Sobeys, Shopper's Drug Mart, London Drugs, Safeway, etc. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Five on Friday - May 26, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! My week was nice and quiet, which is perfect by me! 

ONE

Don't forget that I have an amazing GIVEAWAY going on right now!!! It is over tonight at midnight, so if you haven't entered yet, you can head to the original post RIGHT HERE for all the details for your chance to win! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mask Wednesday - Acure Organics Brightening Face Mask

I have been loving Acure Organics lately - they have delivered amazing products and always have cheeky instructions (which I love!) 

It's no secret that I'm always looking for brightening products for my face! My skin tends to be on the dull, uneven side and because it's on the dry side, it can generally always use a little perking up! 


Mask Wednesday - Acure Organics Brightening Face Mask

Acure Organics Brightening Face Mask ~ $9.99 US (also, $13.99 CAN on well.caBrighten up your day with the power of Moroccan argan extract and chlorella, a true synergy of rejuvenation. French green clay has a drawing effect and Moroccan argan oil and CoQ10 provide moisture.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Nails Inc. The Holiday Edit 3 Piece Mini Set

Happy Manicure Tuesday everyone! After getting some nail art in the last 2 weeks, this week's look is going to be nice and simple! I had to take a lot of length off this week as they were getting a little long! 

Manicure Tuesday - Nails Inc. The Holiday Edit 3 Piece Mini Set

This is technically a "holiday" set, but I love these colors for every season! Nudes are trendy right now (and not a color I reach for very often) and I think the complimenting berry and glitter are great for Spring too! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Smudge Out Mascara Volume - Cutest Mascara Ever, But Does It Work?!

Tony Moly is known for it's fun and cute k-beauty packaging - they helped create the phrase "skincaretainment" and make k-beauty products more mainstream! I have always been a fan of the brand, but have really only tried their skincare products.

When I saw this ridiculously cute panda mascara, I HAD to try it! 


Tony Moly Panda's Dream Smudge Out Mascara Volume - Cutest Mascara Ever, But Does It Work?!

Tony Moly has a whole "Panda's Dream" line - cooling eye stick, sleeping pack, lip balm, mascara, hand cream, lip pencil, contour stick, compacts, blush and more! Of course, they all come in amazing Panda packages! 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Weleda Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery Cream Review

Happy long weekend Sunday! Weleda is a brand you will be seeing more of around here on See The World in PINK - they are a leading natural and organic personal care brand. All Weleda products are cruelty-free, and use fair-trade and sustainable ingredients. The company was founded on a holistic approach to products and skincare - all ingredients are natural to support the bodies natural healing tendencies.


Skincare Sunday - Weleda Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery Cream Review

Weleda Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery Cream ~ $15.99 CAN. Weleda Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery Cream is highly concentrated and calms sensitive skin. It’s formulated with a high percentage of biodynamically grown calendula, handpicked from Weleda's own gardens in Germany. This cream is free of GMOs, synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants and raw materials derived from petroleum.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 2017 In8Beauty Mask Subscription - Unboxing and Review

I love new subscription boxes - especially Canadian subscriptions!!!! In8Beauty is a sheet mask subscription service started right here in Alberta, Canada! 

The thought behind In8Beauty Mask Subscription is "In8Beauty was created to make foreign beauty products (and especially Korean face mask sheets) affordable and accessible to our friends and neighbors across the country. And with so many face mask sheets to choose from what better way to sample them then through a monthly curated subscription box."

In8Beauty is $18 CAN a month + $8 shipping all over Canada. Each month you receive 5 masks delivered at the beginning of the month! (Also, if you are just interested in a one time purchase, not a subscription you can buy 1 month for $20 + shipping)

Full disclosure here - I won a year subscription to In8Beauty back in an Instagram contest so I have received this at no cost. This is not sponsored in any way and I am choosing to share this subscription because I am excited to see a new Canadian subscription like this! 

Here is a look at the May In8Beauty Box:

May 2017 In8Beauty Mask Subscription - Unboxing and Review

This month has 5 really great looking masks included! These masks are all new to me and I am really excited with the selection included!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Five on Friday - May 19, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I sure did - my dad, step-mom and younger brother came for a visit to meet Elliott and it was so nice to have them here! Now, it is the long weekend and my older son has 4 days off of school so I should come up with something fun for us to do! 

ONE


Don't forget that I have an amazing GIVEAWAY going on right now! Last Friday I celebrated my 3 year blogiversary and as a thank you to everyone, I am giving everyone the chance to win this amazing, new, limited edition palette - Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette! This is an international giveaway so you can head to the original post RIGHT HERE for all the details for your chance to win! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge (Finish) - Review and Demonstration

Can you believe that up until now I haven't tried a Real Techniques sponge?! I know they are a much more affordable alternative to the traditional Beauty Blender, but I tend to stick to products I know! Real Techniques has been on my list of to-try products forever, and I finally have one to review!! 

Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge (Finish) - Review and Demonstration

Real Techniques is a UK brand that focuses on the perfect makeup tools - brushes and sponges. What I love about the brand is that they use a color coding system that corresponds to the steps of makeup application:
  • Orange - create a flawless base
  • Purple - create enhanced eyes 
  • Pink - create the perfect finish 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mask Wednesday - Dr. Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask Review

I love weird masks here at See The World in PINK - I'm always looking for new and different skincare to review for you guys! 

Dr. Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask Review

Dr. Jart+ Firm Lover Rubber Mask ~ $17.00 CAN. A firming two-step rubber mask that delivers actives into the skin while providing cooling benefits for a visibly more defined and contoured complexion.

Yes, you read that right - this mask is $17 for 1 sheet mask! That's pretty crazy for 1 mask - i'm thinking this better fold my laundry and burp my baby while improving my complexion! But really, even though this is on the expensive side, I HAD to try this mask because it is new to Sephora and of course it is a little weird and crazy! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Pressed Flower Manicure!

Happy Manicure Tuesday everyone - this week has been beautiful outside and it really had me feeling Spring! So, I wanted some beautiful floral Spring nails! 

Manicure Tuesday - Pressed Flower Manicure!

How fun are these pressed flowers?! Also, I don't usually wear yellow on my nails  I love how these turned out - they are nice and bright and perfect for this time of the year! 

May 2017 - Boxycharm Unboxing and Review!

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! (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 my May Boxycharm:

May 2017 - Boxycharm Unboxing and Review!

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Skincare Monday - Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelee

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day yesterday - I enjoyed the time with my family! This was my scheduled Skincare Sunday post, but I thought it should be post-Mother's Day! 

As the mom of a 3 week old new-born, I am not getting a full nights sleep (and I don't think I will for a few months!) I am pretty much constantly looking exhausted with slight dark circles under my eyes - it's the signature new mom look right?! Not how you want to look everyday, so I need to use an eye cream! 


Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelee

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelee ~ $68.00. This multi-action, fatigue-fighting eye treatment improves visible firmness and reduces the look of lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Brightens the look of dark circles. Cooling massage tip helps reinvigorate the eye area.

I have really been impressed with the Estee Lauder skincare products I have tried and I think they always focus on making their packaging look luxe! This eye cream is ideal to use for dark circles, dryness, smoothing, and anti-aging! 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lush's Mother's Day Collection!

Mother's Day is tomorrow - Sunday, May 14, 2017! My favorite gift to receive is always Lush goodies - you can check out my review of the gift baskets my husband and son got me last year here, and in 2015 here

This year Mother's Day is extra-special to me - we welcomed baby Elliott in to the world just under 3 weeks ago! My family is complete and i'm excited to spend my first Mother's Day with all my boys!! 

So here is a look at my yearly Lush Mother's Day haul:

Like with all of their collections, every year Lush keeps some of the same Mother's Day products (think, Yummy Mummy shower cream) and then they release some new products too! Here is a look at the Mother's Day goodies:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Five on Friday - May 12, 2017

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

ONE

I just participated in a Book and Mug swap with some fellow Canadian Beauty Bloggers and this was my present I just got in the mail! Can you believe I haven't read The Handmaid's Tale yet?! It has been on my to-read list forever so I am looking forward to it! Plus, this mug is adorable and the candle smells like coconut! Love! 

Happy 3 Year Blogiversary!!! Celebrating With A Giveaway!!!

Today marks the 3rd Blogiversary of See The World in PINK!!! It's really hard to believe that I have been doing this for 3 years now! 

It's so weird to look back at my old posts - this blog has really grown and changed over the past 3 years! But, I'm so proud of where it has come and I feel like the past year has been especially great for See The World in PINK! I'm finding my voice, putting out content I am proud of and ever evolving and improving! 

I like to use this opportunity to say thank you to all my readers/followers and host a little giveaway! So, thank you for sticking with me through all my growth and changes - or if you are new to See The World in PINK, welcome and I hope you enjoy the blog! 



I just picked up this brand new, limited edition BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette - this is a stunning palette that was just released!!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Eye Shadows - Swatches, Review and a Sunset Inspired Makeup Look!

It's no secret around here that I am big fan of ColourPop - they are an affordable brand and make amazing products! 


ColourPop Single Pressed Powder Eye Shadows - Swatches, Review and a Sunset Inspired Makeup Look!

It's been quite a while, but back in January ColourPop released single pressed powder eye shadows! And, of course I had to jump on the bandwagon and try these out! There are quite a few more colours than what I grabbed, but I wanted to see how I liked them! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Manicure Monday - Ciate Blue Geometric Nails!

Happy Manicure Monday! (yes, that's right - I did my nails this week on a Monday finally!!)



This month the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are focusing on the theme "British Beauty" so I thought for this week's mani I would feature a look using a British nail polish brand (that I love) - Ciate! 

April 2017 - Monthly Favorites!

Here is what I have been loving in April:

Milk Makeup Holographic Stick in "Supernova" ~ $34.00. A highlighter stick that gives a hyper-lavender iridescent effect for an otherworldly aura. 

I had to try this highlighter as soon as Milk Makeup was available in Canada - I was thinking a purple highlighter would be hard to wear or this would be too much, but it is gorgeous! It has a nice light glow and is totally wearable, or you can build it up as much as you like! You can see my full review, swatches, and makeup look here

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Neal's Yard Remedies "Frankincense Intense Lift Serum" Review

Happy Skincare Sunday! This week I'm reviewing a brand new serum from a brand that is quite new to me - Neal's Yard Remedies. 

This serum, the Frankincense Intense Lift Serum, is being released sometime this month - May 2017! 


Skincare Sunday - Neal's Yard Remedies "Frankincense Intense Lift Serum" Review

Neal's Yard Remedies started in 1981 with the vision to bring the expertise of apothecaries and a holistic approach to health and beauty to the world. Apothecaries have a deep knowledge of herb-based remedies and one of their distinctive features was the blue bottles of herbs and potions. Neal's Yard Remedies was created because they "thought the time-tested knowledge of apothecaries was being lost and the world could do with a strong dose of what they used to offer."

Saturday, May 6, 2017

April 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 April:

April 2 
Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask ~ $14.95. An intensely hydrating gel mask combining multiple skin perfecting complexes to plump the look of wrinkles and refine the skin's appearance for a brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

This mask can be used as a rinse off mask or as a night mask as well - I love when I can use my masks as dual purposes! This has a nice cooling effect on the skin and was a really nice light gel. It didn't dry or harden on the skin making it easy to rinse off! It was a little sticky, but made my skin feel good! You can view a past Skincare Sunday review here if you are interested! 
Repurchase: I will keep trying it out before I decide! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Five on Friday - May 5, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! hope you have had a great week! Mine has been pretty simple - lots of visitors in and out to meet the baby and trying to find a good awake and sleep routine, but it's slowly coming!  

ONE

This is pretty much what my new day to day life looks like - I snuggle with Elliott and when he sleeps I try and get some blogging or other tasks done! I will put him down soon, but I actually love when he snuggles like this! 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April 2017 - Monthly Empties!

Time to go through my beauty garbage from April:

Covergirl The Super Sizer Fibers Mascara ~ $6.97. The Super Sizer Fibers for 400% volume + length. New fiber-length formula for a false lash extension effect. Lash Styler finds and transforms even small lashes.

This mascara wasn't my favorite - the formula was waaay too wet for my liking! It made my lashes clump and stick together. It added a lot of length to my lashes, but not enough volume for my liking. You can see my full review here if you are interested!
Repurchase: No

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mask Wednesday - ToGoSpa Green Tea Eyes Review

Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! As the mom of a newborn, the most common phrase I have heard over the last few days is "you look really tired" - which would make sense because I'm exhausted! But, no one wants to actually look like they are exhausted! Enter - eye masks! 

Mask Wednesday - ToGoSpa Green Tea Eyes Review

ToGoSpa Green Tea EYES ~ $12.50 for 3 sets of eye masks. EYES by ToGoSpa are Micro-Infused Collagen Gel Masks with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C & E to moisturize, plump and add nutrients to the delicate under eye zone, creating a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Each silky application is infused with a combination of natural high-density marine collagen, enzymes, amino acids, natural marine minerals, trace elements, proteins and vitamins.