Saturday, December 7, 2019

Five on Saturday - December 7, 2019

Happy weekend everyone! Hope you all had a great week - I'm almost done my Christmas shopping and feeling pretty good about! Just a few little stocking stuffers left. 

ONE 


All products were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

It's time for a look at my December Monthly Makeup Basket! Each month I've been picking a few different face products to focus on for the month! I'm really trying to focus this year on using and enjoying my whole makeup collection! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Masking - Last 50 Days Of My #100DaysofSheetMasks

Way back on August 1, I started a #100Daysofsheetmasks challenge with a fellow blogger, Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and the challenge went all the way to November 8. Basically, we wear a mask every day for 100 days straight! I shared my reviews and thoughts of my First 50 days on another post - you can check it out here if you are interested


Some masks may have been received as PR or won in giveaways - this post contains affiliate links

While I found the first 50 days really fun, I did actually think the second 50 days was quite hard to get to - it almost made masking feel a little like a chore to me (sadly), so I actually haven't used a sheet mask since I finished the 100 days! But, I certainly plan on starting again in moderation! And, this challenge was good and my skin certainly benefited from it, I think I'd do a month timeline as a max for the next round! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that feels really luxurious to me - it's a bit of a splurge for their products, but everything I've tried has been really good! So whenever I see a high-end brand come out with affordable minis, I feel compelled to try them (I don't mind a good splurge, but when I can, I will save some money when I try products!)


Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set - Swatches, Try-ons and Reviews!
I purchased this set myself - this post contains affiliate links

Charlotte Tilbury released this Hot Lips 2 line of lipsticks earlier this year - it was a line of 11 shades inspired by "strong icons, rule-breakers, record-makers, and history-shakers." I had been eyeing up trying the J.K. Magic shade because it is named after J.K. Rowling and I mean Harry Potter was pretty influential in my life, but I shied away because $43.00 a lipstick is a little steep for me! 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Manicure Monday - Winter Wonderland Nails!

"Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland."


Manicure Monday - Winter Wonderland Nails!
The OPI polishes were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Happy December everyone! Are you counting down the days until Christmas?! I'm getting so excited - I love everything Christmasy and I can't wait! 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

November 2019 - Monthly Favourites!

I could not narrow down my favourites this month to 5 products, so here are the Top 10 products I was loving in November! 


November 2019 - Monthly Favourites!
Some products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Everything I used this month was gold - I was just loving everything! And, there is such a fun mix of products in all beauty categories this month: nails, hair, skincare, makeup and tools!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

November 2019 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Review, and Full Make-up Look!

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $25.00 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. 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. 

November 2019 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Review, and Full Make-up Look!
This subscription was purchased by myself - this post contains affiliate links

It's been over a year since I've tried Boxycharm and I was suckered back in by a few upcoming spoilers, including the palette in this box! Boxycharm has changed their subscriptions like crazy - last year they started with one variant or two but prior to that, every subscriber got the same box. Now the include the base box, Boxycharm Premium which is basically higher end products for more $ each month, and then BoxyLuxe every 3 months for even more! 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Five on Friday - November 29, 2019

Happy Friday everyone!!! I've had some of the busiest work weeks, these past few weeks so Fridays are feeling especially great right now! And, I'm back to my usual Five on Friday post this week! 

ONE 

November 2019 Owlcrate
I purchased everything in this post, except the jelly highlighter below - this post contains affiliate and referral links

I received my first Owlcrate subscription this week and I'm so excited about it! I'm a huge bookworm and have really been trying to get back in to making more time for myself to relax and read, so earlier this month I thought I'd treat myself to a little birthday gift and ordered a 3 month subscription to Owlcrate (a little different than my typical beauty boxes) as I've been an admirer for years! The November theme was "Through the Enchanted Forest" and I just couldn't resist a theme like that! Also, each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and includes a note from the author as well - they often have special edition covers just for the box, and they seem to include a lot of exclusive items just for Owlcrate, which is so fun! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Too Faced Cosmetics Hot Buttered Rum Palette - Try-on, Swatches and Thoughts!

Not a lot that Too Faced put out this year has really excited me and it's been a bit of a bummer, as it's a brand in the past that I could always rely on for releasing something that caught my eye. So, I was very excited when they announced their holiday collection that it included another mini palette (last year's collection had this Mini Peach palette and I loved it!) and this one is inspired by a Hot Buttered Rum! 

Too Faced Cosmetics Hot Buttered Rum Palette - Try-on, Swatches and Thoughts!
I purchased this palette myself - this post contains affiliate links

While this is a neutral palette and my collection certainly didn't need another neutral palette, I really loved the shades they included in the palette and I thought they were different enough than the typical neutral palette that it would fit well in my collection (and I was right!)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Winter 2019 FabFitFun - Lifestyle Subscription Unboxing

I restarted my FabFitFun subscription recently in the Summer and was excited to give the subscription another go! I really liked my Summer box and the Fall box was okay; but, I feel like I just unboxed it?! It's a little early for Winter to me (it's not officially Winter yet, so it could have waited until December at least to ship! 


Winter 2019 FabFitFun - Lifestyle Subscription Unboxing
I purchased this subscription myself - this post contains affiliate and referral links

FabFitFun is a quarterly lifestyle subscription box full of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness - hand-picked by the FabFitFun team! Each box will contain $200 or more in retail value. Each season's box (ships out around the start of each season) is $49.99 US plus $8.00 US for shipping to Canada (or free shipping in the U.S. and $10.00 US shipping to the U.K.) Or, you can subscribe for an Annual Membership for $179.99 US (plus shipping costs). 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Manicure Monday - Labiotte Chateau Labiotte Wine Gel Nail in Nebbiolo Red

I am such a sucker for cute packaging and Labiotte really knows how to get me - seriously wine bottle packaging?! It's so adorable - I already reviewed the lip tint last year and it's too cute! 

Manicure Monday - Labiotte Chateau Labiotte Wine Gel Nail in Nebbiolo Red
I purchased this myself

I want to pick up more from this line and as a wine lover myself, I pretty much need too try everything out! I was excited to see a nail polish line that claims to be a gel polish - I love a good long wearing formula as I'm pretty rough to my hands and nails all week! 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

November Shop My Stash - Full Face of High End and Luxury Makeup

In September I did my Shop My Stash post as a Full Face of Drugstore Makeup, so I wanted to do the opposite and do a full face of my highest end makeup and do a glam look! 

November Shop My Stash - Full Face of High End and Luxury Makeup
Some products featured were sent as PR and others won as gifts - this post contains affiliate links

While I found the drugstore post a little hard to do as I'm slower getting in to that end of makeup, I love my high-end makeup (or in some cases mid-range to high-end) as I've always looked at makeup as a bit of an investment, and I do love a designer, high-end brand personally!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Five on Saturday - November 23, 2019 ~ Pat McGrath Labs, Wet n Wild, ColourPop, and Violet Voss palettes!

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm doing something a little different for this Five on Saturday post and I'm taking a week break of sharing my life update (because it's only been a long week of work and nothing amazing has happened) - I'm sharing 5 palettes (or sets) that I've been waiting to review for a while and I'm just getting a little overwhelmed all of a sudden with keeping up with writing full posts on them! 

I know this sounds like a lame problem - but as a blogger, I feel like I have to photograph and review everything I pick up and there is products that I want to use and at this point feel a little too old to have a whole post dedicated to only them! So, they still deserve a little love on here! 

ONE 


I purchased these palettes - this post contains affiliate links

These beautiful Pat McGrath Labs palettes went on sale this Spring from $70 CAN to $35 and I couldn't resist giving these lovely palettes a try - I mean Pat McGrath is supposed to be an incredible formula and what a great deal to snag these at! (These palettes are actually $86.00 CAN each now too - I think they are Sephora exclusives from the holidays last year but I'm not positive).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mask Wednesday - The Creme Shop Energy Essence Scorpio Zodiac Mask

I have to sneak one more Scorpio product before the last day of our sign being on Thursday, and how fun is this zodiac mask?! I have actually been hunting this product down for a little while! 


Mask Wednesday - The Creme Shop Energy Essence Scorpio Zodiac Mask

I purchased this mask - this post contains affiliate links


The Creme Shop Energy Essence Zodiac Mask - Scorpio ~ $5.00 CAN. The stars have aligned and it’s time to shine! This sheet mask collection by The Crème Shop includes a formula for each sign in the zodiac, specialized for the unique you. Crafted with kind intention and positive energy in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

ColourPop Zodiac Collection - The Scorpio Bundle

You know what's fun is purchasing a set months in advance to save them for a special time, and then that special time comes around and the product or products aren't available anymore?! So, I should have known that this would happen because ColourPop is constantly releasing and discontinuing products! 


ColourPop Zodiac Collection - The Scorpio Bundle
I purchased these products myself - this post contains affiliate links

Insert the ColourPop The Scorpio Bundle! I actually checked last week that this was still available and it was, and lo and behold, it's gone at the time of writing! But, there products are still available in other forms, so we're talking about them anyways! And if you didn't guess it - the special time is of course Scorpio season (October 23 to November 21)! 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Manicure Monday - ColourPop Nail Art Decals Burgundy Rose + Gradient Set

ColourPop always surprises me with the amount of products they release - I try and keep up, but I didn't even notice until my most recent order that they had nail decals! Naturally, I had to try them!


Manicure Monday - ColourPop Nail Art Decals Burgundy Rose + Gradient Set
Nail decals were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

As much as I love my nail art, I love nail decals too; but, I'm really picky about which ones I use! I love them for ease of design and application when there is just not a lot of time to paint my nails but I need something fresh and new. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hot Tools One-Step Blowout Volumizer

While I focus so much on makeup and skincare, I tend to neglect my hair a little bit. It's so thin and fine, but long so there isn't much I can do with it. Also, last year my work implemented policy that I have to wear my hair up every day, so I rarely take the time to dry and style it ever! 

Hot Tools One-Step Blowout Volumizer
These products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

So, I find it quite time consuming to blowdry and straighten my hair only to wear it up, so I've basically been airdrying it and just styling my bangs most days (and if I have plans on the weekend, I will take the time to actually do my hair, but that's rare!)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Five on Saturday - November 16, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - I love a short work week, but man do they ever feel extra busy?! I've had a crazy week and my toddler has been a total maniac too (up one day at 3:30 and didn't go back to bed and let's just say that I am happy it's the weekend!)

ONE


Some of these products were gifts and others in this post I purchased myself - this post contains affiliate links

Last week I turned 33 and I was awaiting a little Sephora order to come in before I shared my birthday gifts! I have been waiting forever for Erin Morgenstern to release her second book - I have actually read and listened to The Night Circus at least 5 or 6 times and it's easily my favourite stand alone book - it gets better and better every time I read it! So, I was very excited when I saw that The Starless Sea was being released 2 days before my birthday, I couldn't wait. Then, Erin announced back in September that she would be signing books and sending them through The Odyssey Bookshop - I immediately suggested to my husband what I perfect gift it would be and it arrived right in time for my birthday! (Also, a signed copy of The Night Circus too because it's so special to me). 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

My Fall Transition Skincare Products

I always switch up my skincare products for each season - I maintain the same basic routine and steps; but, my combination skin can lead a little more dry in the Fall evenings and often is still a little oily during the day. 


Fall Transition Skincare Products
Some products were received from PR - this post contains affiliate links

On top of my skin's fluctuation, Calgary's weather is crazy in the Fall too - we can jump over 20 degrees in a day with cold evenings as well as chinook warmings. So, it can throw my skin in to a bit of a tailspin, so it's nice to have some solid products in the routine for the craziness! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

October 2019 - Monthly Empties!

Time to look at my beauty empties:


October 2019 -  Monthly Empties!
Some products may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Medium/Deep ~ travel size shown here ($40.00 CAN full size). A long-wearing, rich, matte bronzer infused with 100 percent real cocoa powder.

I know you've this bronzer a lot over the months because it was in my Summer Project Pan and I got so much use out of it that it was almost finished by the time I was done the project! And, I managed to finish this off a few weeks later - even though this is a mini, it still is awesome to have finished it!
Repurchased: Not until I'm done my other bronzers (But, this was a good formula!)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ColourPop Disney Designer Midnight Masquerade Collection - Swatches, Try-on, and Review!

I don't know if you've noticed, but I have a rather strong fondness for Disney around here and have a total soft spot for Disney beauty collaborations. 


ColourPop Disney Designer Midnight Masquerade Collection
These products were purchased my me - this post contains affiliate links

Last year when ColourPop released their original Disney Designer collection, I loved it and the palette and some of the lipsticks were instant favourites! Then, they released the Villains collection, and I really liked the products that I've tried - I still have a couple to review from the line! 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Manicure Monday - Spiced Fall Nails

I never remember that we are still technically in "Fall" in November - we've had so many snowstorms already in Calgary (I saw this as we got a big amount this weekend), but I'm trying to remember that it's still technically Fall, so I'm feeling all the spicy vibes. 

Manicure Monday - Spiced Fall Nails
I purchased all these polishes

For the month of November for #CBBxManiMonday we are featuring deeper, darker polishes for a vampy "Emo-November" theme. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Skincare Sunday Week of Affordable K-Beauty Masks You Can Find at Walmart - SooAE Masks and iN.gredients

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I've been very excited to share this post because if you saw on my first half of the #100DaysofSheetMask post, I recently used affordable k-beauty masks I found at Wal-mart (almost all are SooAE masks) for a whole week and they have a huge variety of masks to pick from! 


Skincare Sunday Week of Affordable K-Beauty Masks You Can Find at Walmart - SooAE Masks and iN.gredients
Some masks may have been won in a giveaway, the rest were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

This post was supposed to be a full week of SooAE masks; but, wait until the last mask and I have to admit I didn't even look at the masks and brands I was picking up), but now it has a bigger variety of brands and types that are affordable and accessible! SooAE is really easy for me to find in Canada at Walmart and all of their masks are only $3.77 CAN each, which is great! They have a huge range of hydrogel, fun mini masks and just a really great variety of sheet mask types! I love mask brands that are accessible and easy to find! 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

October 2019 - Monthly Favourites!

Here's my top 5 things I've been loving in October:


October 2019 - Monthly Favourites!
All products were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I feel that I have a great combination of products that I was loving in October - a little skincare, makeup and nails this month! 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Five on Friday - November 8, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week! 

ONE


Some products featured were received as PR samples - this post may contain affiliate links

Yesterday was my 33rd Birthday! I always love my birthday and used to take a whole week to celebrate my birthday! But, now it's a little more laidback - we ordered in from our favourite Indian food restaurant, had a nice glass of wine, and a delicious cheesecake from the Farmer's Market! Yum! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Storybook Cosmetics Book Club Subscription Box - October 2019 Volume 2 Sherlock Holmes

I finally received my Storybook Book Club Volume 2 palette! Yay! Volume 1 was actually shipped all the way back in November 2018 and was an adorable Pretty Woman palette! 

Storybook Cosmetics Book Club Subscription Box - October 2019 Volume 2 Sherlock Holmes
This subscription was purchased by me

In my post about Volume 1, I did speak to the experience with the subscription thus far, so I won't get in to lengths about it again; but, this did have some set backs. Volume 2 originally renewed in February 2019 and was supposed to ship that month. Unfortunately, Storybook Cosmetics ran in to some issues at the lab and I believe they switched labs to reformulate the shadows that weren't working in the original lab.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Manicure Monday - Hello Kitty by OPI Holiday 2019 Collection

OPI goes all out for their holiday collections! Seriously last year's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was gorgeous and also came with 15 polishes! So, for their 2019 Holiday collection two icons are teaming up and OPI is collaborating with Hello Kitty for her 45th Anniversary and a follow-up to their 2016 collection!


Manicure Monday - Hello Kitty by OPI Holiday 2019 Collection
Products received as PR samples

The  2019 OPI Hello Kitty Collection comes with 15 polishes - they describe it as 12 signature shades, plus 3 festive glitters! The collection has lots of frosty whites and pinks to deep velvety hues with lots of SPARKLE! 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Five on Saturday - November 2, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone and Happy November!!! I sound like a broken record sometimes, but I can't believe it is November already!!! 

ONE 



I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We had a blast - Elliott loved trick-or-treating this year and was so good, although he kept saying "I want some treats" instead of "trick or treat" - good thing he was the cutest little Pikachu ever! I love handing out candy and seeing everyone's costumes! But, dare I say that as much as I love Halloween, I'm totally ready to prep for Christmas now!!!! 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

October 2019 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

Time for a look at everything I picked up this month - I really love these Monthly Haul posts - they give me a way to share everything I pick up each month as I don't always post about everything I get!

For 2019, I put myself on "stricter" $100 a month budget, not because I need to; it's actually to be more conscious about what I purchase. I also really want to make sure that I'm enjoying and using everything on my collection! But, over the past couple of months, I got a little less strict and went over budget! (I still think I'm being a little more thoughtful in my purchases while I go overboard!)


October 2019 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!
Everything in this post was purchased by me

CVS Shopping Haul ~ $190.13 CAN. On my trip to Disneyland, I had to make a stop at CVS and I went to town! Clearly, I didn't think that I spent this much, but I did convert this to CAN. There was so many masks that aren't available in Canada so I bought one of EVERYTHING!!!! There was new masks from Garnier, hydrogel Burt's Bees masks, Freeman body masks, and lots of Peach Slices masks! I can't wait to try all of these! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Bath Bombs!

Who's getting excited for All Hallow's Eve tomorrow?! I love anything Halloween, so I'm always looking for good spooky bath goodies for the occasion! 


Halloween Bath Bombs!
All products purchased by me

Is it just me, or have companies really stepped up their Halloween bath bomb game?! Wowie - there are some amazing bath bombs out there! I picked a couple from brands I know and love and a couple from a new brand to me that I couldn't resist! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Eevee Pokemon Makeup Halloween Look - October Shop My Stash

Eevee Eevee, Eevee! Happy Halloween everyone! I'm so excited about Halloween this year - we have a fun little Halloween party over the weekend, and Mitch and I paired our costumes to match Elliott's choice this year! 

Eevee Pokemon Makeup Halloween Look - October Shop My Stash
All products purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Since Elliott wanted to be Pikachu, Mitch decided to be Ash and I picked Eevee (because it's the cutest little pokemon!) and Damian is now too cool now to be a part of our family costumes! 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Manicure Monday - Pokeball Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I'm carrying on with Halloween nails and if don't think these scream Halloween, they do to me because my costume is a Pokemon! Any guesses who I will be?! 

Manicure Monday - Pokeball Nails
Some polishes were received in PR

I thought this would be a fun way to tie my nails in to my costume! If you can believe it, I've never been in to Pokemon - I didn't watch it growing up and my older son liked the cards and characters, but never really watched the show. And now my youngest son loves watching Pokemon on Netflix so I've seen a whole lot of it now! 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Five on Friday - October 25, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! This is a late one coming in, but I've been busy getting prepped for a Kid's Halloween party this weekend! 

Everything was purchased by me in this post, except the product I won

I got my October 2019 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit and it is super cute! This is an easy, affordable subscription that features nail wraps from GoScrachIt that are exclusive to the kit each month and designed by NinaNailedIt! Nina designs the prettiest wraps and I love seeing what she will release every month! (This is a subscription I always check out each month and get it I love the wraps, or skip if they aren't quite me!)

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, October 23, 2019

Fall 2019 FabFitFun - Lifestyle Subscription Unboxing

I restarted my FabFitFun subscription recently in the Summer and was excited to give the subscription another go! I really liked my Summer box, so I was excited to receive my Fall box - and I actually managed to avoid spoilers, other than my selections! 

Fall 2019 FabFitFun - Lifestyle Subscription Unboxing
This subscription was purchased by me - this post does contain affiliate links

FabFitFun is a quarterly lifestyle subscription box full of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness - hand-picked by the FabFitFun team! Each box will contain $200 or more in retail value. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Halloween Look - Lady Stoneheart from Game of Thrones

Early this year when Game of Thrones sadly came to an end, we went to a costume party and I dressed up as my favourite character - Lady Stoneheart! 


Halloween Look - Lady Stoneheart from Game of Thrones
Some products may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

For those of you that are only TV show lovers and didn't quite get in to the book series (that is ginormous and still unfinished), then you would have sadly missed out on one of the best characters in the series! I truly think she should have been in the T.V. series as she was pretty bad-ass and I was sad when they didn't put her in at all! 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Manicure Monday - "Happily Never After" Haunted Fairytale Nails

Happy Mani Monday everyone! The countdown is on for Halloween and I'm getting excited!

Manicure Monday - "Happily Never After" Haunted Fairytale Nails
Everything was purchased by me

I usually have a ton of hand-painted nail art for Halloween as it's some of my favourite nail art; but, I have been having some fun improving my stamping game with a bunch of new Halloween themed nail stamping plates and I've been loving it! 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Sloth Clarifying Sheet Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! Today, October 20th, is also Sloth Day, so naturally I found a sloth mask for the occasion! Sloth Day is really about bringing awareness to the animals - while sloths are not endangered animals (yet), they are at risk - especially with deforestation happening in South America. I love animals and sloths are adorable. Make sure you check out an organization that you like if you are interested in how you can help! 


Skincare Sunday - Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Sloth Clarifying Sheet Mask
I purchased this mask - this post does contain affiliate links

Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Sloth Clarifying Sheet Mask ~ $3.99 CAN. This Sloth Character Print sheet mask is enriched with extracts that help hydrate and moisturize your face for a soothed appearance.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Five on Friday - October 18, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week - I love a short work week, so it was nice to have a long weekend and only a 4 day work week! 

ONE 


The perfumes were sent as PR samples, everything else was purchased by me

If you haven't seen yet, I have a giveaway going on right now for my Canadian readers! Thanks to Farley Co. and So Fragrance - we are giving away a set of 4 new perfume mists! You can see the original post here - https://www.seetheworldinpink.ca/2019/10/new-miss-so-fragrances-and-giveaway.html for all the details on how to enter! Good luck everyone! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Besame Sleeping Beauty Collection ~ Try-on and Review

I've made it pretty clear that I love me a Disney beauty collection - it pretty much sucks me in every time; but, I was truly excited when Besame announced that in honour of the 60th Anniversary of Sleeping Beauty, they were releasing a collection! Besame puts in an extraordinary effort in to their collections, so I knew this was going to be exceptional! 


Besame Sleeping Beauty Collection
All products were purchased by me

This collection includes an eyeshadow palette, three lipsticks, a blush palette, a translucent powder, a cream rouge and a vanity mirror. As much as I wanted to go crazy and try everything, I only picked up the Briar Rose Blush Palette, Auroras Translucent Powder, and Sleeping Beauty Pink lipstick.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New Miss So...? Fragrances and a Giveaway!

I tend not to talk about scents too much here on the blog, not because I don't use or like them; but, because I'm actually pretty bad at describing scents! 

But, I wanted to share some new Miss So...? Perfume Mists and Eau Fraiche scents with you, because they smell great - I love a mist for daily wear as it's a bit lighter than a full perfume - and because Farley Co. was kind enough to offer a giveaway for my Canadian readers (make sure to check the bottom of the post!)


New Miss So...? Fragrances and a Giveaway!
Products provided as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I actually really like that Miss So...? released these scents as both a perfume mist and an Eau Fraiche. An Eau Fraiche is similar to a perfume, but it contains a little less of the fragrance, making it a light lighter than a perfume. But, the scent is still great on me and again, I prefer a little lighter scent overall (plus, it helps keeps this line affordable and these are all under $15 at Walmart!)

Monday, October 14, 2019

Manicure Monday - Hocus Pocus Maniology September Mani x Me Nails!

I love a unique colour combination for any season or holiday, but when I saw the pink and glittery black polish in the September 2019 Maniology Mani x Me Hocus Pocus subscription, I knew I needed that colour combo for my Halloween nails this year! 

Manicure Monday - Hocus Pocus Maniology September Mani x Me Nails!
I purchased the subscriptions these polishes were in

This holographic black polish is so stunning and I love the pop of witchy and fun Halloweeny stamp designs! How fun are these spooky cats and Ouija board accents?! I love them - I'm not opposed to ouija boards or anything else occultish! 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

September 2019 - Monthly Empties

Time to dig in to my beauty garbage:


September 2019 - Monthly Empties
Some products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer ~ sample shown (full size is $20.00 - $55.00 CAN). A face primer and moisturizer in one that delivers 24-hour hydration and powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture.

I've heard rave reviews about primerizer and I thought it was okay - I actually thought it was a little thin and I'm not sure that it really let the makeup adhere better or last longer, so it didn't do what i expected. It was moisturizing and felt nice on my face, but that's not enough for me to like a primer! 
Repurchase: Not likely 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Five on Friday - October 10, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I feel like this week flew by! I can't believe it's the weekend already and I'm looking forward to the long weekend - Happy Thanksgiving Canada! 

ONE 


Everything was purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

It's time for a look at my Fall 2019 Reading List! I always like to pick a variety of books to read over the season, although I do think these books are all a little darker and intense if I'm not mistaken - and I do still think there is a good mix of genres! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

September 2019 - Monthly Favourites!

Here are my top 5 things I've been loving in September:


September 2019 - Monthly Favourites!
These products were all purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I felt like I had these products all nailed as my favourites in the beginning of September and I used and loved them all month - there is a good mix of products this month from skincare and makeup! 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Manicure Monday - Wednesday Addams Halloween Stamped Nails

It's October and I'm in full on Halloween mode (truly if I'm being honest, I've been in Halloween mode for the last couple of weeks planning costumes and a party!), but now it's officially time to get my Halloween nails on!!!

Manicure Monday - Wednesday Addams Halloween Stamped Nails
The polish was received in PR

How cute does the new Addams Family movie coming out this week look?! I just saw the preview last week and it looks so cute! And, it had me pumped to watch all the old Addams Family movies too (Christina Ricci is the best - of course I grew up with her in all my childhood movies). 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Mad Beauty Disney Oh Honey Sheet Eye Masks

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! We are home from Disneyland and I'm not quite ready to give up the Disney theme yet, so today's post is going to be more Disney Masks from Mad Beauty! 


Skincare Sunday - Mad Beauty Disney Oh Honey Sheet Eye Masks
These masks were purchased by me

If you missed last week's Skincare Sunday post, I shared some awesome Star Wars printed masks from Mad Beauty and they were so fun!