Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Shop My Stash - Green & Blue Earth Month Month Look

This month's Shop My Stash Makeup Look was all about Earth Month and I went with a Green and Blue eye look! I also tried to use some Earth Friendly products when available! 


April Shop My Stash - Green & Blue Earth Month Month Look
Some products may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Yesterday, April 22 was Earth Day and all month I've been sharing some more Earth friendly products when I can! It's also our CBB theme of the month, so I thought why not use the greens and blues of our beautiful planet as my inspiration for this month's makeup look! 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Manicure Monday - Easter Bunny Nails

It's still the Easter long weekend and we are doing our egg hunt this morning, so because the Easter Bunny is visiting us this morning, I'm doing some adorable little bunnies for Manicure Monday! 

Manicure Monday - Easter Bunny Nails
All products purchased by me

How adorable is this little Easter Bunny egg?! I saw them in the store and couldn't resist picking them up! Why not use them as a little nail art inspiration before I pack them full of candy and hide them around my house?! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Yes To Grapefruit & Tomato Paper Masks

Happy Easter Skincare Sunday everyone! So, I picked up these Yes To Paper Masks quite a while ago and have been holding on to the waiting for the perfect time to use them! Earth month seems like a perfect time to use them! 

Skincare Sunday - Yes To Grapefruit & Tomato Paper Masks
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Yes To products are all made with at least 95% natural ingredients, they are paraben free and made with recycled ingredients! They are also leaping bunny certified. Also, the products are affordable and found at most drug stores, so they are accessible too!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Five on Friday - April 19, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend - we have a nice long weekend coming up! As this is posting, we are enjoying ourselves at the family cabin in B.C., so it is probably going to be a little quiet around here on the weekend! 

ONE 


8 cakes calgary Easter

Happy Easter weekend everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend! We are going to eat all these delicious Easter treats (the mini egg cupcakes are from Crave and the adorable macarons are from 8 Cakes) and they are all delicious! Yum! We will also being spending lots of time with the family and getting a little visit from the Easter bunny! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ColourPop Disney Villains - Maleficent Creme Lux Lipstick and Spindle Jelly Much Shadow

"I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream, I know you, the look in your eyes is so familiar, a gleam...."


ColourPop Disney Villains - Maleficent Creme Lux Lipstick and Spindle Jelly Much Shadow
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I've made it pretty clear that I'm a huge Disney fan; but, have I mentioned that my all time favorite is Sleeping Beauty?! I even had a violinist play "Once Upon A Dream" as I walked down the aisle at my wedding! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

John Masters Organics Repair Line with Honey & Hibiscus

Spring is always the time for a "refresh" - who doesn't do a little Spring cleaning around their house or in their closet?! Well, why not a little refresh for your hair?! Time to spruce up your dry or damaged hair! 

We also can't forget that April is Earth Month and the more I learn about John Masters Organics, the more I know they are perfect to feature this month. The brand was founded on the philosophy that nature was the perfect source for clean beauty. Using the best organic ingredients and a holistic approach to haircare, John Masters pursued a healthier way to treat hair; thus, the brand was born. 

John Masters Organics Repair Line with Honey & Hibiscus
PR products featured - this post contains  

I've never used John Masters Organics products before; but, I loved the idea of a repairing line with honey & hibiscus to deliver moisture, strength and resilience to the hair. If your hair is feeling dry, dull and processed, this line is meant for you! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Manicure Monday - Easter Dotticure Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's almost Easter time, so bring on the Easter nails! I usually try and get a really cute Easter themed mani in; but, this weekend I needed to get in a quick and easy manicure! 


Manicure Monday - Easter Dotticure Nails
Some polishes featured are PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I always love Easter shades - pinks, blues and pastels, so I went with an easy Easter colour themed dotticure for my mani this week! I actually love how all these polishes came together - they just go so well together! 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I tend to hold on to certain masks I get and wait for the "perfect time" to wear them! Well, I got this mask almost 2 years ago and I'm still waiting, so last weekend was deemed the perfect time! 

Skincare Sunday - Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask
This mask came in a subscription box I paid for

Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask ~ $3.99 US. Biobelle’s #Iwokeuplikethis mask is the first step towards a youthful, rosy complexion. Purify, exfoliate, and brighten – Give your skin that Biobelle glow! The world’s #1 free radical fighter vitamin C, corrects damage by brightening sun spots and dull patches.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Five on Saturday - April 13, 2019

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

ONE 


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

I have been wishing for Spring for weeks here in Calgary and I finally feel like we are there! (I will try and not get too far ahead of myself; because, it is Calgary and we are always guaranteed a snow storm in April and May! But, I'm starting to pick up a few things for Spring, and these Keds x Rifle Paper Co. were a must have when I saw them! 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette - Swatches, Look and Thoughts!

The original Urban Decay Naked palettes were the ultimate neutral palettes years ago - I know I really started my makeup collection with the Naked 2 and 3 palettes! I did recently declutter those palettes as they were getting a little old, so my collection was missing a neutral Urban Decay palette! 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette - Swatches, Look and Thoughts!
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Enter the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette! When this was sneak-peeked and released, I wasn't actually convinced that I needed this palette! It looked nice; but, didn't scream "buy me" right away! Then, I saw a few posts and videos from bloggers that I trust and the swatches and looks made me really feel that this would be a fabulous neutral palette in my collection! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers

For the longest time, every look was all about the matte lip look and every brand was working for the best formula. The new lip trend now is definitely glosses and every brand is working for the best formula - so we are getting some seriously great lip gloss formulas now! Gone are the times that we have to have goopy or sticky lips for a glossy look! 

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers
PR samples featured - this post contains affiliate links

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer£28.00/$29.00 US/$35.00 CANWrap lips in a hydrating veil of high shine gloss enriched with a collagen boosting complex. These nourishing crème glosses have been expertly formulated to support collagen production, encouraging a boost of volume for visually plumper looking lips. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Manicure Monday - Pink, Floral & Glitter Bridal Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Like last week the #CBBManiMonday group is focusing again on bridal nails for this week! 


Manicure Monday - Pink, Floral & Glitter Bridal Nails
One polish is a PR sample 

Last week, I went a traditional route and recreated my more glam wedding nails that I wore almost 4 years ago. So this week, I wanted to go with a little more traditional "wedding" nail look! 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday! It's been a little while since I've talked about Acure on the blog; but, they are still on my radar! And, April is always a good time to talk about cleaner beauty products! 


Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask ~ $5.55 CAN for one set of 2 eye masks. Intense, soothing under eye elixir hydrogels to help rejuvenate with Cucumber and Persian Silk Tree. Keep in the fridge for a cooling boost and say hello to deep hydration!

Acure is the perfect brand to feature during an "Earth month" or month where we talk about clean brands - their slogan is 100% vegan, 0% questionable. Their products are paraben free, sulfate free, phtalate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free, silicone free and cruelty free! Acure really focuses on delivering organic products at an affordable price to help steep people away from toxic chemicals. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

March 2019 Monthly Haul - What I Bought!

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! 

Plus, this year I think these posts will hold me a little more accountable - I put myself on a  $100 a month budget, not because I need to; it's actually more to test myself and be more conscious about what I purchase. I also really want to make sure that I'm enjoying and using everything on my collection! 


On that note though, I went over budget knowingly this month; but, I'll talk about it after in that I feel like I was very thoughtful about the purchase, and that's really what I want this to be about! 


March 2019 Monthly Haul - What I Bought!
Everything was purchased by me

Beautylish Order ~ $54.78 CAN. When Viseart announced the release of their Petit Pro 4 and 5 palettes, I really wanted to pick both up! They are so gorgeous and I love the formula of 1 and 2 (I still don't have 3; but, I'm trying to remind myself that I don't need to be a completionist if I already have something similar or won't use it!) Anyways, I absolutely love the shades is the Petit Pro 5 Soleil palette - I picked it up the day it was released. Also, to get free shipping I added in one of these lovely Farmacy face masks! But, in reality I should have waited a couple of weeks for it to be released on Sephora to save in the exchange rate! 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Five on Friday - April 5, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had an amazing week! 

ONE 

Monthly Makeup Basket
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It's time for a look at my April 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! 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

March 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Here is a look at my beauty garbage I used up in March: 

March 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks
Some products may have been PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Bisque ~ $7.97 CAN. Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.

This foundation made my Monthly Favourites in January; but, I will be honest in that I didn't fall in love with this immediately. It looks amazing on this skin applied with a dense, flat foundation brush - not with a sponge! This is s
o good and it's so affordable - I can finally see what all the hype was about! If you want to see it on me, you can see it in a look here
Repurchase: Already have in a touch lighter shade

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hard Candy Glitteratzi - Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus

I've been trying more cream and liquid shadows lately, so I'm always excited to see affordable drugstore options in the mix! Liquid glitters have been around for a while; but, this product brings something a little different to the game too! 


Hard Candy Glitteratzi - Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus
Product received as PR sample

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus ~ $7.00 US. This eyeshadow duo offers both a brilliant, sparkling, liquid glitter finish and a chrome, magnificently metalized smooth foil finish in one.  Create endless color looks in either monochromatic combinations or layer multiple shades for bold fresh dramatic effects.

I just love that this isn't just another glitter eyeshadow - they are bringing a metallic, chrome liquid shadow with it in a flattering colour combination! The chrome finish of the metallic shadow is designed to be the perfect base for the glitter side! 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Manicure Monday - Purple and Gold Diamond Wedding Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's Spring time, which means it's going in to wedding planning season! While I'm approaching my 4th Anniversary, I do have friends and family planning their weddings and I love wedding season! 

Manicure Monday - Purple and Gold Diamond Wedding Nails
All products purchased by me 

So, this week (and next week), the #CBBxManiMonday group is doing Bridal nails. So, if you're looking at these and thinking these don't look very "wedding" or "bridal", I actually recreated my Wedding Nails from August 2015 and this is an updated spin on what I wore on my Wedding Day! 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Tom Ford Lip Color in True Coral - Makeup Look, Swatches and Thoughts

When Pantone announced their 2019 Color of the Year as "Living Coral" I was quite excited about it! I had so much fun thinking of coral looks (I love that colour family between orange and pink, and yes I will include peach in there because they are in the same range!)


Tom Ford Lip Color in True Coral
Products was an add-on point sample - this post contains affiliate links

I've been looking forward to creating fun, coral looks - it feels like the perfect color for Spring and Summer! Plus, this month's theme for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers is featuring the 2019 Color of the Year! 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Five on Friday - March 29, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I'm so happy it's the weekend - it's been an incredibly long week here and I'm exhausted! 

ONE 


Monthly Makeup Basket
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Let's get started with a recap of my March Monthly Makeup Basket - I will show my April picks in next week's Five on Friday. Each month I pick a few face products to focus on for the month (sometimes I pick them randomly from a list and others I pick that I want to use!)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

March 2019 Monthly Favorites!

Here are the top 5 things I've been loving this month:


March 2019 Monthly Favorites!
Some products received as PR/free products - this post contains affiliate links

This month has such a perfect mix of products - a face mask, moisturizer, foundation, lipstick, and eyeshadow palette! I feel like some months I have such a wonky mix (like 3 palettes or 3 serums) and since I don't aim for any type of balance and just pick my favorites no matter what, I usually end up with a pretty random mix. So, it's so nice to see it look nice and balanced this month! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wet n Wild Not A Basic Peach Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look and Review!

Have you ever been so excited for a makeup release that you pick it up as soon as you can find it in a store; but, then you just let it sit there all pretty for months (or in this case a whole year...) ... ya, I've done it with a couple of products and shockingly, this palette is one of them! 


Wet n Wild Not A Basic Peach Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look and Review!

Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links


I was so excited last year when Wet n Wild revamped their 8 pan palettes last year with these new 10 pan palettes and this Not A Basic Peach one is so gorgeous! I'm so ashamed that is has sat in my collection since I picked it up last March; because, I have been really excited to use it, for some crazy reason I just haven't! 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Manicure Monday - Eclectic Coral Stamped Floral Nails

Last week's nails were called Coral Floral nails and that's pretty much what I wanted to call this week's nails too, so I switched it up just a tiny bit so you know how creative and original I am around here...


Manicure Monday - Eclectic Coral Stamped Floral Nails
Products purchased by me, with the exception of 1 polish that was a past PR product - this post contains affiliate links

We are sticking to the Coral theme this week for our #CBBxManiMonday round up - it is the Colour of the Year after all! I really wanted to up my stamping game, so I decided to stamp with shades of coral this week, and the little accents and polka dots give these nails a little eclectic look! 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Five on Friday - March 22, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a really busy week, so it's just flown by - I'm so happy it's the weekend already!

ONE 



Certainly the funniest part of my week was a girl's night out with a couple of my besties! We are all big Bachelor fans, so we went and saw Kaitlyn Bristowe's Spring Break Tour for her podcast Off The Vine! 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mask Review - The OOZOO Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask

Ah, my favorite post of the week is always trying and testing out new masks! And, you might know by now that I'm a total sucker for packaging and these Oozoo Bear masks are so adorable! 


Mask Review - The OOZOO Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask

Product received in a giveaway subscription service I won - the post contains affiliate links

The Oozoo Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask ~ $4.00 US/$5.34 US. A pore tightening mask to burst the first agent, Oxyforce cellular active, which delivers oxygen and elasticity to the pores, right before use to be mixed with the second agent, hazel water, which regulates skin hydration and provides vitality to the skin. Black bamboo tight sheet is a plant-based mask containing bamboo extract firmly and softly tightens your pores through its soft touch and strong adhesion.

This mask's main goal is to tighten and reduce pores. I tend not to use pore masks too often, and usually reserve them for when my skin is feeling extra oily or break-out prone and I find that they are really helpful for me at that time! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Natasha Denona Mini Blush & Glow

Happy First Day of Spring! I'm so excited to get Winter out of the way with - bring on the rain, flowers, and warmer weather! 


Natasha Denona Mini Blush & Glow
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I'm late to reviewing this product here on the blog - you've actually already seen this in my August 2018 Monthly Favorites! It was released last Summer; but, if you are looking for a new Spring blush or highlighter - or both, this is a really great option! 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Manicure Monday - Coral Floral Nails

Happy Manicure Monday! I'm so excited that this week is saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring! Really, I live in Calgary though and we can expect snow and cold until May; but, we do get some warmer weather in there too! 


Manicure Monday - Coral Floral Nails

Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links


We are switching gears from Green for the first two weeks of March, to Living Coral - the 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year for #CBBxManiMonday! 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Revlon Mythic Lights Ethereal Makeup Look & Product Swatches

It's almost time for Spring!!! Only 4 more days; but, who's counting?! I've already moved on from Winter and having been luring the warm weather out with everything Spring lately, so I'm keeping that up today! 


Revlon Mythical Lights Ethereal Makeup Look & Product Swatches
PR products featured - this post contains affiliate links

Spring is the perfect time for glowy looks and Revlon has some "Mythic Lights" products to help you get that perfect ethereal look! 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Five on Friday - March 15, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! It's so nice here - it is finally warming up here in Calgary and I'm living for it! 

ONE 


I love winning giveaways and getting to try new things! I won a giveaway from Michelle at Manicure Manifesto for these Zoya polishes and lip balms! I think I've only ever tried one other Zoya polish and these are beautiful so I'm excited to try them! And, I didn't even know that they made other products! The lip balm set is called the Kissmas quad and the polishes are the All Snuggled Up Quad! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Miniso We Bare Bears Moisturizing & Glossy Eyes Masks

You know I love all masks around here and I don't often talk about eye masks; but, I love them! So, when I found these adorable little We Bare Bears eye masks I couldn't resist! 


Miniso We Bare Bears Moisturizing & Glossy Eyes Masks
Products purchased by me

Miniso We Bare Bears Moisturizing & Glossy Eyes Mask ~ $3.99 CAN for a pack of 5 eye masks. Contains multiple hydrating extracts, making the eyes smooth and firm. It is made from silk fiber materials, light and delicate texture, with excellent replenishment property and comfort, bringing your eyes a natural protection. 

I was very excited last year when I saw that a Miniso was opening in Calgary! We don't have a lot of options here for asian beauty products - it's sort of a dead zone here in the prairies, so it was amazing to see more options for us! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March Shop My Stash - Colour of the Year "Living Coral" Makeup Look

I'm having so much fun with these Shop My Stash makeup looks - such a fun way to remind myself how much I love products already in my collection! 


March Shop My Stash - Colour of the Year "Living Coral" Makeup Look
Products featured may include past PR samples or products won in giveaways - this post contains affiliate links 

I'm a so ready for Spring, and this month the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are featuring the Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year "Living Coral" as our theme this month, so it seemed like the perfect inspiration for my Shop My Stash Look! 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Manicure Monday - Green Abstract Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday! This week we are sticking to the "green" theme for St. Patrick's Day coming up, and I went for something a little different for the theme! 


Manicure Monday - Green Abstract Nail Art

One polish featured is a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

Instead of doing shamrock art for the week, I took all the colours I would have used and I did this random abstract nail art. I have been seeing Abstract nails everywhere and I really love them!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multi-Vitamin Booster

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I have been incorporating a "booster" in to my routine since July 2017 when I tried the Vichy Mineral 89 Booster, and this is actually the first time I've tried a different brand since then and I was excited to try something different! 


Skincare Sunday - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multi-Vitamin Booster
Product won in a giveaway - this post contains affiliate links

I have basically switched my morning serum for a booster instead. While serums are amazing for the skin, and I still use one every night, I have really enjoyed the targeted moisture and quick absorbance of a booster in the morning. I use this after washing and toning my skin and before applying a moisturizer! You can also use it combined with a serum if you are using a targeted serum. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Five on Friday - March 8, 2019

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

ONE 


Product provided by Topbox circle for a website review - this post contains affiliate links

My latest Topbox Circle product to try out was the Biotherm Blue Therapy Red Algae Lift Up Cream ~ $89.00 CAN, and I have to say, I'm really impressed with it! It's this really light; but, rich and creamy! It has a fresh scent and is quite luminous on the skin! 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Cosrx One Step Original Clear Kit - Review and Try-on

I've chatted a bit about Cosrx before here; but, it is a brand that is always on my radar to try more from! They focus on ph balanced products that are gentle on the skin, yet effective! 


Cosrx One Step Original Clear Kit - Review and Try-on
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

This original clear kit is targeted for skin that is breaking out; but, there is also a Moisture Up kit for when you are looking for a little more hydration! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette - 3 Looks, Swatches, and Review

I was so excited when the Viseart Golden Hour palette showed up in my Beautylish Lucky Bag in January - I may have done a little happy dance! 


Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette - 3 Looks, Swatches, and Review
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I have bought myself two Viseart Petite Pro mini palettes (and actually just ordered another!) as a way to try the brand because their palettes can be on the pricier side; but, I really do love their shadows and haven't indulged in a full size palette yet! I was very excited to receive the Golden Hour palette - the shadows are beautiful!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Manicure Monday - Green Floral Spring Manicure

I'm sticking with my theme around here of willing Spring to come with all the Spring looks I can do, so here are some very "Spring" nails! 


Manicure Monday - Green Floral Spring Manicure
Polish featured is a PR sample

Our #CBBxManiMonday theme for this week is "green" and it's the perfect shade for dreaming of Spring! I actually rarely rock a green mani too, and this new OPI shade needed to be featured in a mani ASAP! 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Four Recap with Reviews - AmorePacific, SKII, Tatcha, Dr. Jart and Shangpree

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! The whole month of February Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and Chantal from Chantal's Corner and I teamed up to use 28 masks in February and we are calling it #CBBGetsSheetFaced (which is hilarious!!!). Each week we have a different theme, and this week's theme is Luxe masks, so anything over $10! I've been loving doing this all month and these posts are a lot of fun! 


Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Four Recap with Reviews - AmorePacific, SKII, Tatcha, Dr. Jart and Shangpree
This post contains affiliate links

We have been posting weekly recaps with our masks, and it's a little sad that this is my last week of recaps! I love the idea of a luxe theme - I'm always in to trying "higher end" masks. You pay more so it should be amazing, right?! Let's find out! 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Let's take a look at my beauty garbage:


February 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks
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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation in 2C3 Fresco ~ $50.00 CAN. A 24-hour liquid foundation with a flawless, natural, matte finish that unifies uneven skin tone and covers imperfections with buildable coverage.

I love this foundation - the wear is just fantastic. It is full coverage; but, doesn't feel heavy on the skin and wears all day. When I was running low on this, I started saving it for days where I had something to do or I just needed to know my base makeup would be reliable. This is so good; it made even made my favorites back in July 2017! This shade turned out to be a little too dark for me and it does oxidize a tiny bit, so when I repurchase, I just need to go a little lighter! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Five on Friday - March 1, 2019

Happy Friday everyone and Happy March! I hope you all had a great week! I'm looking forward to March - let's bring on some Spring (take the hint Calgary!)

ONE 


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Time for a new Monthly Makeup Basket for March! I've been implementing this for my face products all month to help me use the products that are in my collection, and not just sticking to the brand new products I get and forgetting the older ones... 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February 2019 Monthly Favorites!

I'm not going to lie, I'm happy to see February go - it has been a deep freeze in Calgary for the whole month. I'm really hoping March brings some warmer weather! But, before we send February off, here are the 5 things I was loving this month: 


February 2019 Monthly Favorites!

Gourmia Mini Fridge ~ $49.99 CAN. Tuck this handy mini fridge into any corner of your boat, cubicle, dorm room - or throw it in the backseat of your car! No matter where you find yourself, the lightweight Gourmia GMF600 Cooler and Warmer is effortless to take along for the ride.

A mini fridge must seem super random in here; but, I specifically bought this as a skincare mini fridge! It's place is in my bathroom and right now I have it holding sheet masks, mists eye gels, eye cream, serum and a night cream and I loooooove it. There is something about having a nice cool refreshing mist, eye cream, or sheet mask to use. It really has improved my skincare experience (and I really love my routine). I also place my face roller in here and use it cooled when rolling out a serum. It really is a lovely addition! The size is meant to hold 6 pop cans so it fits on my counter just fine with lots of space still!  

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February 2019 Monthly Haul - What I Bought

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! 

Plus, this year I think they will hold me a little more accountable - I put myself on a  $100 a month budget, not really because I need to; it's actually more to test myself and be more conscious about what I purchase. I also really want to make sure that I'm enjoying and using everything on my collection! 


Facebook Find ~ $7.00 CAN. I have raved about the Laneige Lip mask before - it made my Best of 2018 Discoveries, which means it is amazing! This really saved my lips and I had to pick up more! I found this little mini of the Laneige in vanilla and the person I bought it from threw it a few extras, which where Sephora Collection lipsticks and a little Laneige mini! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February 2019 Tribe Beauty Box - Unboxing and Review

I always have to say that subscription boxes just hold a special place on this blog for me - they are really why I started blogging in the first place! While I don't subscribe frequently to subscriptions anymore, when one catches my eye, I have to try it out and let you know my thoughts! 


February 2019 Tribe Beauty Box - Unboxing and Review

Tribe Beauty Box is a new subscription to me and I haven't seen much about it; but when I saw a sneak peeked that the Suva Beauty Saffron palette was going to be included in boxes, I jumped on it immediately (some boxes this month will receive the Suva Beauty Block Party palette; however, those we sold out by my sign up time). I have been eyeing this palette for a little bit after seeing some great reviews, so if I can get a whole box of products for the same price of the palette I'm in!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Manicure Monday - Bullying Awareness Nails for Pink Shirt Day

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! This week is very important and on Wednesday, February 27 is Pink Shirt Day! 


Manicure Monday - Bullying Awareness Nails for Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is a Bullying Awareness Day that started with a few teenagers standing up for a younger peer who was bullied for wearing pink, by wearing pink shirts to take a stand against bullying. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Three Recap with Reviews - Etude House, Innisfree, Kocostar, Leaders, Maskingdom, Sallys Box, and Sexylook

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! The whole month of February, Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and Chantal from Chantal's Corner and I are teaming up to use 28 masks in February and we are calling it #CBBGetsSheetFaced (which is hilarious!!!). Each week we have a different theme, and this week's theme is Flower masks! I've been loving doing this all month and these posts are a lot of fun! 


Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Three Recap with Reviews - Etude House, Innisfree, Kocostar, Leaders, Maskingdom, Sallys Box, and Sexylook

We are all planning on posting weekly recaps with our masks (mine will be Skincare Sundays); but, we are sharing our masks each night on our instagram stories, so you should follow along! (And, check out the hashtag as we have lots of other fellow CBBers jumping in sporadically throughout the month!)