Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Makeup - TNMT Ninja Turtle Donatello Makeup!

Happy Halloween everyone! I have been counting down days until Halloween and I have been so excited for our family Ninja Turtle costume - there is finally 4 of us for the full squad! I'm Donatello and I love purple so this works for me (although, every time I played Ninja Turtles as a kid I was always Raphael!)

Halloween Makeup - TNMT Ninja Turtle Donatello Makeup!

I have been thinking about how I wanted to do this TNMT makeup for a while, and I thought a full face of green makeup might not be the best for a night of trick-or-treating with the litter guy, so I decided that a full glitter mask would work the best! I figured with the full Ninja Turtle hoodie, the mask is sufficient! 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Manicure Monday - Halloween Monster Mummy Nails!

The countdown to Halloween is on - only 2 days to go! I'm keeping up the Halloween theme with my nail art all month and this week i'm doing Mummies! 

Manicure Monday - Halloween Monster Mummy Nails!

I have been loving all the Halloween nails the few of us have been doing for #CBBxManiMonday and these are a fun way to wrap up the month (hahaha - I wrote that before I remembered I had Mummies on my nails - I'm keeping it, so pun intended!)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Makeup - Previous Year's Looks ~ Panda, Unicorn, Leopard and more!

Can you believe it is almost Halloween?! I love doing multiple Halloween makeup looks each year; however, I just can't find the time this year! But, I thought in case you were looking for some inspiration, I have lots of fun Halloween looks from years past! 


Last years costume was Daenerys Targaryen - I had a baby dragon and my husband was Jon Snow and we love Game of Thrones! 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Five on Saturday - October 27, 2018

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all have had a great week! Mine has been crazy - my older son and I went to Penticton on Saturday to surprise my Dad for his 60th birthday, had a party and then came home on Sunday evening. Then, right after I got home, I left the next morning for 3 days in Edmonton for work! I got home late on Wednesday so Thursday and Friday were a total whirlwind! Ugh, I need a weekend! 


I will start with a disclaimer that this Five on Saturday is a little subscription box heavy as I got 3 in the mail this week! 

Let's start with the Scratch Monthly Mani Kit - it 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!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Miniso x Pink Panther 3 in 1 Ultra Hydration Facial Mask

I'm back from working out of town and needed a fun mask to use.... do do do, do do do, do do do do do do dooooo - who doesn't love think Pink Panther?! 

Miniso x Pink Panther 3 in 1 Ultra Hydration Facial Mask

Miniso x Pink Panther 3 in 1 Ultra Hydration Facial Mask ~ $2.99 CAN. The mask designed for ultra comfort and convenience, comes with 2 supplemental mini masks to fit any facial contour. The mask sheet is made with edible colouring agents for outstanding safety and protection from discolouration. Supreme skin re-hydration properties with outstanding moisture locking capability. Effectively improves on dull and coarse skin, moisturizing agents keeps a long lasting moist and supple skin. 

As far as I know, Miniso products are only available in their stores; but, they are really expanding across Canada, so there is probably one near you or opening soon!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Manicure Monday - Best of Halloween Nail Art Looks!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I'm out of town for work and have no new nails this week; but, I really wanted to stick to the Halloween theme of #CBBxManiMonday, so I thought I would do a recap of some of past favorite Halloween nail art looks! (I didn't include anything from this year, as I just posted them - these are over the past couple of Halloweens!)

Vampire Teeth Nail Art 

Manicure Monday - Best of Halloween Nail Art Looks!

This Vampire Teeth Nail Art look was from 2016 and these were a little painstakingly precise to do! But, I was so happy with how they turned out and they looked so cool on! I can say they were a big hit! You can head to my original post here if you are interested in seeing a little more!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Skincare Sunday - Lush Halloween Goodies!

Happy Lushoween! I'm a total Lushie and I absolutely love their holiday collections - especially their Halloween goodies! They are always the perfect mix of spooky and sweet! 

Skincare Sunday - Lush Halloween Goodies!

I took it easy with products this Halloween because I am still working my way through a couple of seasons worth of Lush goodies! But, I always need a couple of new Halloween bath bombs! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Five on Friday - October 19, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Mine was busy - I wasn't feeling amazing this week and the hubby was out of town working again, so it was looong! And, then I'm heading out of town for the weekend with my older son, and then have to go to Edmonton for a few days at the start of next week! It's feeling a little non-stop here right now! 


Happy early birthday to me, to me! Eeek - I can't help but just gush over the packaging of this Colourpop x Disney Designer collection! I want to be a Disney Princess when I grow up so I basically had to have this and told my husband this would be the perfect early birthday present for me (my birthday is next month, so close enough!). I had to pull over minutes before this launched and I got the whole collection except the highlighters, as they sold out in minutes! I will be reviewing this soon! 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hank and Henry Lip Aesthetic Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Petal Pusher"

These liquid lipsticks from Hank and Henry are brand new and are available tomorrow (October 19) on the brands website! I don't normally have access to products before their launch; but, these lipsticks actually came in some Boxycharm boxes last month! 

Hank and Henry Lip Aesthetic Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Petal Pusher"

Hank and Henry is a newer brand to me (and a newer brand in general) - it is created by Hank and Henry, who a youtuber/social media makeup artist. The brands products are all cruelty free and vegan and these lipsticks are paraben and gluten free. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Mask Wednesday - Memebox I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio ~ Sugar Kitten, Disco Kitten and Space Kitten Masks

Happy Mask Wednesday! I am so excited for this mini mask set - I have been lusting after this Disco Kitten mask for months...

Memebox I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio

This "I Dew Care" series is by Memebox, which is so interesting to me - Memebox used to be a K-beauty subscription that I was obsessed with until they stopped shipping to Canada and eventually stopped creating subscriptions overall. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Manicure Monday - Halloween Ghosts Nail Art!

Who is getting excited for Halloween?! Just over 2 weeks to go! I've been having so much fun with Halloween nails, and I love these little ghosties for this week! 

Manicure Monday - Halloween Ghosts Nail Art!

It's been so long since I've done pink nails, and I really wanted to do a hot pink Halloween manicure - the white ghosts turned out perfect with the neon pink base colour! And, I have been loving the mini nail art, so the mini ghosts are perfect! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Skincare Sunday - APTO Healing Turmeric Mask

Happy Sunday everyone! I have raved about turmeric in masks before - it is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory making it great for targeting acne and blemishes. It is also great for targeting discolouration and brightening the skin! 

Skincare Sunday - APTO Healing Turmeric Mask

APTO is a new brand to me - I just received this in my last Ipsy bag, and love discovering new brands! There isn't much online about the brand; but, their products are vegan, cruelty free and plant based. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Five on Friday - October 12, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a great week! Last weekend was a long weekend for us, so going in to this week, I love having a 4 day work week! 


I just received the October Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscription in the mail - I have never subscribed to this before; but, was excited to try it out! This is a UK subscription but they ship a lot of places - the subscription is $25.00 CAN (less expensive the more months you subscribe are subscribed to). 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Labiotte Chateau - Wine Lip Tint in "Nebbiolo Red"

This month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers, we are highlighting K-Beauty brands as our Brand of the Month. It's no secret here that I love k-beauty products! The packaging of k-beauty products are so cute - just look at the wine lip tint! 

Labiotte Chateau - Wine Lip Tint in "Nebbiolo Red"

Is this not the cutest lip tint you've ever seen?! I love wine and I love k-beauty, so it was pretty much a no brainer that this little gem was going to be in my collection! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Makeup Revolution - Revolution x The Emily Edit "The Wants" Palette ~ Swatches, Review and 5 Looks!

I'm such a big fan of Emily Noel on youtube - she is just a true, authentic beauty lover who seems so genuine and honest in her videos! I always trust her thoughts and reviews to be real. She is super hard working and just brings a real positive energy to her videos! 

Makeup Revolution - Revolution x The Emily Edit "The Wants" Palette ~ Swatches, Review and 5 Looks!

So, when she announced that she was creating a palette with Makeup Revolution, I really wanted to support her. Also, I have never actually tried any makeup from Makeup Revolution as it hasn't really called to me before; but, Emily talks about it a fair bit so it seems like a good collaboration! 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Manicure Monday - Black Cat Nail Art!

Happy week #2 of Halloween nails! This week's Halloween nail art look is Black Cats! The inspiration was taken from my own Halloween kitty - Mephisto (short for Mephistopheles). My husband is a little geeky and named him after the Lord of Hatred from Diablo; but, it's also a historic demon name, thus I have demon black kitty nails for this week!  

Manicure Monday - Black Cat Nail Art!

Shockingly, the Lord of Hatred could give a shit that I made my nails to look like him, or that this photo would look much better if he would just look at the camera! 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

September 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Here is a look at what I was loving in September:

September 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Tarte Buffy Bamboo Face Powder Brush ~ $38.00 CAN. 

If this brush looks familiar, it's because I just talked about it in My First Sephora Orders post - I bought this over 4 years ago and it is just as good as the day I bought it! Writing that post reminded me that there is probably only a handful of days in over 4 years that I haven't used this brush. It is a must-have for me! It is so fluffy and just applies any powder really nicely all over. Sadly, this is discontinued now, so this better last me years and years longer; because, I don't know what I will do when this is done! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Five on Saturday - October 6, 2018

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Can you believe it is the first week of October?! So crazy! And, Calgary got slammed with a huge snowfall this week - it made for long drives to and from work earlier this week! 

Also, I was really looking forward to October finally slowing down in terms of life obligations and then all of the sudden, boom - it's insanely busy for the whole rest of the month! Anyways, I'm happy it's a long weekend this weekend! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone! 


Time for another Topbox circle! My latest one is the Nivea Nourishing Care Cream and I received a couple little sample pods for the box. These are actually a cute little size to carry around somewhere and the lotion itself was good! 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

September 2018 Monthly Haul - What I Bought!

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! I can go a little crazy sometimes with new things though - why is there so much new makeup being released all the time?! I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts and freebies are usually shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts!

For September I actually put myself on a "no-buy" because I spent a crazy amount over the Summer so I'm trying to calm down!

So, here is a look at everything I bought in September

Makeup Facebook Find ~ $12.00 CAN. Okay, so I cancelled my Boxycharm subscription and then I saw crazy good reviews about the Hank and Henry liquid lipstick and it's not released until October! So I picked this up on a Boxycharm group and $12 seemed like a good deal! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wet N Wild Fire & Ice - Fire Dragon vs. Ice Dragon Makeup Looks, Swatches and Reviews

For some reason, Wet n Wild's collection boxes have totally sucked me in - I have picked up the whole set for the Unicorn, Hummingbird and now the Fire & Ice Dragon collection! They are an affordable, cruelty free brand and I love what they have been releasing lately!

Wet N Wild Fire & Ice - Fire Dragon vs. Ice Dragon Makeup Looks, Swatches and Reviews

How could I resist this?! I happen to love Game of Thrones and I think this collection is totally inspired by the dragons in the series and I'm all about that inspiration! I'm having GoT withdrawals with no new books or tv shows, so I will take an inspired makeup collection! If your a fan wait til you see the names! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

Happy October!!! It's time for all things Halloween, so all month you can catch me singing "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, everybody sccccrrreeaaammm" - and if you didn't catch this reference, please go watch some Nightmare Before Christmas! 

Manicure Monday - Pumpkin and Jack O' Lantern Nail Art

I'm planning on doing Halloween nails all month and so prepare for all the Halloween nail art!