Tuesday, July 31, 2018

L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Collection & Colour Riche Shine Lipstick!

I was a little late to the game with trying out the L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara and then once I tried I was totally hooked! Now, L'Oreal has recently released some new products including a Paradise Enchanted collection (with scented products) and I did not want to be so late to the party this time around! 

L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Collection & Colour Riche Shine Lipstick!

The L'oreal Paradise Enchanted collection includes a 12 shadow, warm tone, fruit scented palette, a rose gold and black liquid eyeliner, warm toned, fruit scented blushes, and a millennial pink lash primer! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Manicure Monday - Neon Water Marble Nails!

It's actually been a couple of years since I have tried Water Marbling - my last documented attempts were in 2014 and 2015 and they weren't pretty at all! 

neon water marble nail art

More recently, I tried a water marbling technique where you just use one colour and rubbling alcohol and I managed to make it work and look good on my nails! Since then, I've really wanted to give Water Marbling another shot! And, I think I've finally gotten the hang of it! 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Skincare Sunday - Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask Review

Public Service Announcement - Glow Recipe is now available in Canada at Sephora! Finally! I have been waiting for Glow Recipe to come to Canada for what feels like forever! 

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Glow Recipe is a brand that focuses on merging the best of Korean beauty products with the quick results and uncomplicated steps of Western Beauty. Glow Recipe heard from consumers that while they liked the exciting and innovative Korean beauty products, they didn't have the time for a complicated routine. And so, Glow Recipe products were made! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Five on Friday - July 27, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! Mine has been good; but, Elliott is currently getting 4 teeth (molars and canines are brutal), so I can kiss my sleep goodbye for the next 2 months!


scratch july 2018 monthly mani kit

How cute is the July 2018 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit?! This is a nice, affordable subscription that features nail wraps from GoScrachIt that are exclusive to the kit each month and designed by NinaNailedIt! 

The Scratch Monthly Mani Kit is $10.00 US + $4.95 for international shipping! Each month you get an exclusive set of wraps that aren't available for purchase and a few extra little mani goodies!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mask Wednesday - Glamglow Instamud 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment

Is their anything funner than crazy and weird mask posts?! These are my favorite products to test out and write about! I am a self proclaimed mask-addict; but, how can I not be when they are all so fun to try! 

Glamglow is always coming up with fun masks with effective formulas - think My Little Pony Glitter Mask and the Sonic The Hedgehog Mask Blue Mask. And, their regular mask formulas are really great too! They always work well on my skin and are pretty much known for their masks. 

Mask Wednesday - Glamglow Instamud 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment

Glamglow Instamud 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment ~ $53.00 CAN for full size (this is a sample size shown). A mask that refines pores and evens skin tone, leaving skin smooth and soft in as little as 60 seconds. 

This mask is only a 1 minute mask that targets dull skin, uneven tone and pores. The Instamud mask has ingredients such as bentonite and kaolin clays to clear pores, witch hazel and aloe vera to sooth the skin and licorice root for brightening! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel (it's their 30th week this year!) so, naturally I felt the need to merge shark week and my mani monday! I have always been a fan of Shark Week - it's always so interesting! Sharks are such cool creatures (and scary as hell as well!)

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails!

I have used nail wraps in a similar theme before; but, this time I really wanted to hand paint the sharks! And, for a little more girly fun, I made the sharks glittery! I am actually really happy with how these little guys turned out! 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Five on Friday - July 20, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - mine has been busy! Again, it's always hard to get home late on the weekend from holidays and get right back in to work on Monday morning! 


As busy as it has been, I did have a little time one evening and got the urge to reorganize my makeup room a little! I have been considering these photoframe shelves from Ikea for some time as they could hold a lot of palettes and I have been running out of space and I think they turned out so good! I love the display look of it and now I can see everything!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick in "Brunch Date"

When I saw the Sephora Collection #Lipstories lipsticks released a while ago, I knew I had to give them a try! First, they are only $10 Canadian each (which is more affordable than most drugstore lipsticks right now!), and second, they packaging and shades looked amazing! 

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick in "Brunch Date"

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick in Brunch Date ~ $10.00 CAN. A high-pigment, lightweight lipstick that provides full-coverage color in one swipe. Available in 40 shades and three finishes: matte, cream, and metal.

The shade I picked up is "Brunch Date" and it's a warm peachy nude in a matte formula. It such a gorgeous shade and perfect for Summer! The lipstick looks really sleek and it a really nice shape - I like the #matte imprint on it as well! I still can't believe this is only $10! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 2018 Boxycharm - Unboxing and Review!

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 US 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 product every once in a while. 

July 2018 Boxycharm - Unboxing and Review!

I have mentioned before that Boxycharm used to send out identical boxes to everyone (or perhaps a lipstick variation here or there); but, they are starting to expand and are now introducing bigger variations to their boxes - for example, this month you will receive an eyeshadow palette or setting spray, and a face mask or eye concealer. I have a feeling the variations will just keep growing. I have also heard that Boxycharm will potentially introduce an upgrade option in the Fall too. I know most people are excited about these changes - they aren't personally up my alley; but, I will explain more at the end of my post! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Manicure Monday - Scratch x NinaNailedIt Summer Nights Nail Wraps with Gold Accents!

Happy Manicure Monday! Always fun to get the week started with a look at new nails - I know i'm not the only one that looks forward to seeing everyone's Mani Monday!  

Manicure Monday - Scratch x NinaNailedIt Summer Nights Nail Wraps with Gold Accents!

Our #CBBxManiMonday group is expanding, so now I am teaming up with Jayne from Cosmetic Proof, Trysh from Prairie Beauty Love, and Eithne of Tea & Nail Polish to bring you our own take on a theme we choose every week!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Five on Sunday - July 15, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - I have been on holidays most of the week, so it has been great! (Actually, as this is posting, we are in the midst of an 8 hour drive home!) 


okanagan lake, penticton. bc

We are currently in Penticton, B.C. visiting my family - and I love coming here every Summer for a visit.  It's always so good to go home! I was born here and lived here until I was 10. My family still lives here, so it's always great to be back at the beach. And, it was so fun to have Elliott here on the beach where I grew up! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Graydon Plant Powered Skincare - Hair Event at Oak and Tonic, Calgary!

Last week I was so excited to be invited to attend a Hair Event with Graydon Skincare at the lovely Oak and Tonic in Calgary! 

Graydon Plant Powered Skincare - Hair Event at Oak and Tonic, Calgary!
Graydon is a natural, Canadian brand that focuses on products powered by plants and superfoods! Think of their products as a way of feeding your skin with nutrient dense, bioactive ingredients that awaken the skin! They also try to source the majority of their ingredients in Canada. Their motto is "we mix up superfoods + science and create mindfully made skincare to support your skin, your health + wellbeing."

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Time for a look at my beauty garbage:

June 2018 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer ~ $45.00 CAN. A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. 

This was a pretty good primer - I thought it worked well to smooth out pores and make foundation application easier. This actually made my favorite products back in Feb. 2016 and I still like it. This bottle still has a bit in it, but it's getting old and I found it wasn't applying to my skin the same way so time to get rid of it! 
Repurchase: Yes, eventually... 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Manicure Monday "Inspired By Packaging" - ColourPop Element Of Surprise Palette Nails, Swatches, Review and Eye Shadow Look!

It's Manicure Monday and I'm so excited to include a palette review, swatches and makeup look alongside my weekly manicure! 

Manicure Monday "Inspired By Packaging" - ColourPop Element Of Surprise Palette Nails, Swatches, Review and Eye Shadow Look!

Every week lately, I have been teaming up with Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and Trysh from Prairie Beauty Love for our weekly manicures and this week's theme that was picked was "Inspired By Packaging"! 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Skincare Sunday + Giveaway - Palmer's Coconut Oil Goodies!

Happy Skincare Sunday! I'm excited to share these new products with you and at the end of my review, I have a giveaway for 3 lucky Canadian readers to win all 3 products I'm sharing! 

Skincare Sunday + Giveaway - Palmer's Coconut Oil Goodies!

I'm always looking for great face and body moisturizers to find and it's always good when they are affordable! Palmer's is a brand that is readily available in drugstores and mass retailers making it very accessible! 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Five on Friday - July 6, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - for some reason I always feel like short work weeks are crazy busy with work! But, I only have to work one day next week before vacation! We are heading to Penticton next week (so if it's a little quieter around here, that's why!)


Earlier this week, I was so excited to be invited to an event with the brand Graydon and Oak and Tonic (the cutest hair salon and shop that focuses on natural, Canadian brands). Graydon is natural, plant powered Canadian brand that sources their products in Canada! I will be sharing a whole post about the event next week! 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

June 2018 - What I Bought This Month!

Happy Monthly Shopping Haul time! I love these Haul posts because for me it's a way of sharing everything I pick up throughout a month - honestly I buy so much stuff that if I don't share it here, it might not pop up until my empties post! Let me know if there is anything you want to see a full post on, just let me know and I will do it!)

Also, I do "try" to stick to a monthly budget of $100, and these posts are supposed to keep me in check! (Haha - supposed to, being the key word! I am clearly a beauty addict!) 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 a look at what I bought in June:

Facebook Find ~ $25.00 CAN. I have been wanting to try Juvia's Place for so long, so when I saw this on an facebook buy and sell site, I had to give it a try! This is The Saharan palette and it is so pretty in person - I will be reviewing this soon! (Do you have a list of brands you want to try? This was on my list of 5 Brands I Want To Try in 2018!)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Full Face of Burt's Bees Makeup Try-on and Review!

I have been a fan of Burt's Bees lip balms and lip products, so I have been really intrigued to try Burt's Bees makeup ever since the line was released! 

Full Face of Burt's Bees Makeup Try-on and Review!

Burt's Bees beauty is all about natural, non-synthetic products and being unique to your own type of beauty! The makeup line is made using the the best, natural ingredients and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, sls, talc or synthetic fragrances. The beauty line is described as "a full line of natural cosmetics that work because of how they’re made, not in spite of it."

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

June 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Here are the top 5 products that I have been loving in June! 

June 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Exact Lens Care System ~ $15.99 CAN for 2 systems and 2 cases. 3.3% hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting solution.   

Okay, I know what you are thinking - Renee, why are you talking about contact solution. But, holy moly, if you have been considering switching to a Hydrogen Peroxide contact solution and you haven't yet, I highly recommend you switch! My sister talked about this back in January and I didn't think about making the switch until I went back to work in April. Having been off for a year, I forgot how dirty of a work environment I am wearing my contacts in. I was going through them so quickly and sometimes throwing them out in the middle of the day. This system just cleans and preps them sooo well - making them so comfortable to wear! So yes, this contact solution has to be in my favorites. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Manicure Monday - Canada Flag Nails!

Happy first week of July! Yesterday, July 1 was Canada Day and I love seeing all the love for our fabulous country! 

Manicure Monday - Canada Flag Nails!

I decided to make my whole hand look like a Canadian Flag for the occasion - cute and really simple!