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!)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Five on Saturday - February 23, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone!!! I hope you all had a great week - my life has been back to normal this week; but, it was nice to have a short week with Family Day last Monday! I know this post is coming in late and I apologize, I'm usually much better at having my posts up early; but, I have lots on the go today! 

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I'm so excited that I found a new beauty subscription box to try this month - Tribe Beauty Box. And, I really picked this up because it was included the Suva Beauty Saffron palette that I have seen such good reviews on lately! I can't wait to try it. This is a bi-monthly subscription, and I will post a full unboxing soon!!! 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

My First Beauty Loves

This month the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group picked the theme "First Beauty Loves" and I thought it was so fun! I have some stand out products that made me really fall in love with specific beauty categories and I'm excited to share them! 


My First Beauty Loves

Really, my love of makeup goes back a long way - I can remember taking a "modelling" course in grade 8 and a component of the program including makeup fundamentals and it just made me fall in love with makeup! I was always the person who did their friends makeup throughout high school and I've changed my nails weekly for as long as I can remember - so my love and passion for make up goes back a long way!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ColourPop Jelly Much Shadow in Wide Awake - Swatches, Try-on and Review

Is it just me, or is everyone releasing a jelly product right now?! I mean, I will try anything out and I think they all the jelly products look kind of fun! 


ColourPop Jelly Much Shadow in Wide Awake - Swatches, Try-on and Review

ColourPop was one of the first to start the jelly trend with these jelly eyeshadows and I was super intrigued to try them!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Manicure Monday - OPI Tokyo Collection for Spring and Summer 2019

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Is there anything more exciting than having a whole nail polish collection to talk about on a Monday morning?! And, it's a beautiful collection! 

In Calgary, we are still stuck in this crazy Polar Vortex, so it was so refreshing to receive these amazing bright and fun Spring polish shades! I had to jump in right away - I need something to help me look forward to Spring! 


Manicure Monday - OPI Tokyo Collection for Spring and Summer 2019

And, this week for #CBBManiMonday, we are sticking to the theme "Pink and Red" for the whole month of February - this collection is really pink heavy (which I love!), so it's perfect to feature, even if it's still Winter around here! 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Two Recap with Reviews - TheFaceShop, HiddenCos, Etude House and Soo AE

It's time for week two of #CBBGetsSheetFaced and this week is all about Food masks, so I will review all seven food masks I tried this week! 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 have a different theme each week!


Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week Two Recap with Reviews - TheFaceShop, HiddenCos, Etude House and Soo AE

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!)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Five on Saturday - February 16, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! We are still surviving the Polar Vortex and virus my little guy has - it looks like we are getting over the virus at least! 

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This week was Valentine's Day and we don't do anything crazy to celebrate; but, I do love having a little something to celebrate with my loves - my boys! We enjoyed it together, and finally Elliott is recovering from his virus! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lush Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

It's almost Valentine's Day, and it wouldn't feel the same if I didn't touch on a few seasonal Lush products! 


Lush Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

I always rave about Lush's holiday collections and this one is especially fun! I absolutely love Lush's creativity and it's so cheeky to release an eggplant and peach bath bombs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February Shop My Stash - Valentine's Day Pink Cut Crease with Glitter Accent

This month's Shop My Stash post is coming just in time for Valentine's Day and it's my inspiration for this look! I wanted to go with a pink date night look! 


Valentine's Day Pink Cut Crease with Glitter Accent

I wanted to try play with new techniques and I'm just getting in to cut crease looks, so I wanted to make it pink and add a little fun! 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Manicure Monday - Emoji Nail Art for Valentine's Day

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I'm really excited with how this week's nails turned out! I have been wanting to do Emoji nail art for quite some time and how perfect is it with all the heart and love emojis for the week of Valentine's Day?! 


Emoji Nail Art for Valentine's Day

For the whole month of February, the #CBBManiMonday group is focusing on "Red and Pink", so this week is all about the light pink base and the red accents on the emojis! 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced Week One Recap with Reviews - Mediheal, SNP, LookAtMe, Dermal, Lovemore, & A'Pieu

I'm super excited for this week's Skincare Sunday mask post; because, I'm not just reviewing one mask today, I'm reviewing seven! 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 the first week's theme is Animals and Print masks! 

Skincare Sunday #CBBGetsSheetFaced

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!)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Five on Saturday - February 9, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! We have had quite the week this week - our little guy caught hand, foot and mouth virus at daycare and to top it off, this polar vortex weather has made everything more miserable (anything -20 to -30s celsius is horrible). We haven't been able to do much of anything this week and we still can't leave the house this weekend, so it could be a loooong weekend! 

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I got a little gift this week from a friend - she received these Cheri Arome Detox Black Lava Bath Salts in the Simply Beautiful subscription and since she doesn't take baths, I get to benefit from it! This is a Canadian brand that makes clean, natural, homemade small batch skincare and bath products! I'm really excited to try this and after the week I've had, I really need a detoxifying bath! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

January 2019 Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Time to dig in to my beauty garbage:


January 2019 Monthly Empties

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara ~ $29.00 CAN. An intensely glossy black mascara that volumizes, lengthens, and curls.

This mascara was pretty good - it lengthened, curled and added volume; but, it didn't add as much volume as I prefer for my lashes (which is really an excessive amount of volume). So it is a pretty mascara - you can see it on me in a look here!)

Repurchase: Probably Not 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Highlighter in "Deity" - Try-on and Review

I'm always so excited to try a brand that's new to me, especially when I've heard a lot about them before! That brand today is Illamasqua! 


Illamasqua Beyond Powder Highlighter in "Deity" - Try-on and Review

Illamasqua is a U.K. based brand who's motto is "You are Beauty" - they are all about embracing diversity and imperfections. The brand focuses on individuality and personal expression through makeup. Illamasqua is cruelty free, vegan and Peta certified! 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Manicure Monday - Neon Pink Heart Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Hope you are surviving the polar vortex because it is insanely cold here - I really wish it was a long weekend and I could have just stayed home watching movies and snuggling under the blankets! So, today's manicure should at least brighten things up! 


Manicure Monday - Neon Pink Heart Nails

After the whole last month of doing nails I wouldn't normally do, it feels so comfortable to get back to nails that feel very much me - pink and girly! 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Five on Friday - February 1, 2019

Happy February and Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - I feel like I can finally relax as my work has been waaaay less crazy this week! And, I have a girl's night tonight so I'm looking forward to it! 

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Monthly Makeup Basket

Time for my February Monthly Makeup Basket! I've said recently that I really want to focus on using products in my collection and not always getting distracted by everything new and shiny (I mean, there will still be the new and shiny I need). After I started my Palette of the Week series last year, I realized that I needed to start a little project to use my face products - specifically my blushes and highlighters as I really tend to just stick with my favorites and forget the rest!