Monday, September 30, 2019

Manicure Monday - Disney Toy Story Nails with Innisfree Real Color Toy Story Edition Nail Set

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! As this is posting, I'm escaping Calgary's crazy 25 cm of snow Winter in September life and am on my way to Disneyland, California! 


Disney Toy Story Nails with Innisfree Real Color Toy Story Edition Nail Set
Everything was purchased by me

And, because I'm on my way to Disneyland, I'm having a little Disney themed week here - so, naturally, I had to have some Disney nails and I went with a Toy Story theme! 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Mad Beauty Disney Star Wars Face Masks Set - Try on and Review

Happy Skincare Sunday! I'm kicking off a bit of a Disney themed week here because we are off to Disneyland tomorrow morning and will be there all week! 


Mad Beauty Disney Star Wars Face Masks Set - Try on and Review
This set was purchased by me

When I saw the sneak peeks of these Star Wars masks from Made Beauty, I new I had to place an order and get them on my face ASAP! These were just released last month, so they are pretty new to the Mad Beauty line.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

September 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 (I'm getting a little less strict as the year goes on unfortunately), 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!


September 2019 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!
I purchased everything in this post

Besame order ~ $123.22 CAN. Okay, I could absolutely NOT resist this Besame and Sleeping Beauty collection! Besame doesn't just throw a Disney collection together, they actually work with the movie and colour matches everything perfectly to the movie! I haven't been this excited about a makeup collection in a while and I didn't even pick up the eyeshadow palette! I got the highlighter and blush palette, the translucent powder, and the Sleeping Beauty pink lipstick. Plus, Besame added a hand cream because orders were a little slow moving with the demand of this collection! 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Five on Friday - September 27, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! It's the first week of Fall already! I hope you've all had a great week! I wish Calgary had a longer Fall, I mentioned this already; but, we get two days of Fall this week and then boom Winter! We went from +20 earlier this week to expecting -2 and snow all weekend! 

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We've been sick all week here; but, are slowly on the mend and good thing too - we are getting excited because we are leaving for Disneyland on Monday! Woo hoo I can't wait! I love Disneyland and am looking forward to the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and the Halloween parties there! So, things will be a little quieter around here next week as I'm not bringing my computer, but will have some posts lined up while I'm away! 

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Everything in this post was purchased by me

I got my September 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 most gorgeous florals ever I cannot wait to use these wraps! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

September Shop My Stash - Full Face of Drugstore Fall Glam Makeup

I'm actually really excited about this month's Shop My Stash Makeup post - I bringing a full face of Fall glam makeup using all Drugstore products! 


September Shop My Stash - Full Face of Drugstore Fall Glam Makeup
Some products have been received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

I've said it before, I'm actually fairly new to trying drugstore products - a few years ago I was pretty solidly only a Sephora shopper and over the last few years blogging, it's really opened my eyes to how good drugstore makeup is now! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

End of Summer Project Pan Wrap-up!

I've been watching project pans for years and it's not something I've really gotten in to until recently! This past year I've been making a real conscious effort to use and enjoy the products in my collection, including Shop My Stash posts and Monthly Makeup Baskets, so this is just another way to use the products that I already own! 


End of Summer Project Pan Wrap-up!
Some products may have been received as PR - this post contains affiliate links

I thought for my first endeavour in to Project Panning that I would keep it easy and simple - use 4 products in the Summer months! I picked a variety of makeup products and set up a couple of different goals over the months! 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Manicure Monday - Fall Stamped Nails and Essie Gorge-ous Geodes

Happy First Day of Fall everyone! I love Fall (even though in Calgary we basically a couple of days of Fall!) - but I have already started burning my pumpkin candles and buying my Halloween goodies! 


Manicure Monday - Fall Stamped Nails and Essie Gorge-ous Geodes
Polishes purchased by me - all opinions are my own

We are sticking with the "colour combos" theme for September, so for the first day of Fall, I had to go with a Fall colours theme - oranges and reds with this AMAZING holographic base polish! 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Skincare Sunday - First 50 days of my #100DaysofSheetMasks

If you've been following along my instagram stories then you know on August 1 I started a #100DaysofSheetMasks challenge, where I basically wear a sheet mask for 100 days straight! I've been really wanting to get in to masking more frequently again, so I thought this challenge was the perfect way! 


Skincare Sunday - First 50 days of my #100DaysofSheetMasks
Some masks may have been received in PR or giveaways - this post contains affiliate links

I didn't share any of the masks I used on my August Empties (I usually have a Month in Masks feature), but I thought I'd round up my first 50 days of masks and share some quick thoughts on each mask! 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Five on Saturday - September 21, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a great week! It's been a long, busy week here (which always happens when the week before you're out of town for training)! 

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hocus pocus mani x me monthly mani box
I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

I love the Maniology Mani x Me subscription and it's always one that I purchase when I see a sneak peek that I love and the September Hocus Pocus Mani x Me Monthly Mani Box subscription is the cutest - it's Halloweeny but girly and that's what I love! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Physicians Formula Rose All Day Petal Glow in Petal Pink

I'm a sucker for cute packaging, I can't help it so when I saw these Physician's Formula Rosé All Day Petal Glow highlighters, I had to try one! 


Physicians Formula Rose All Day Petal Glow in Petal Pink
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

This month the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are featuring Physicians Formula and I have a bit of a confession to make - I haven't really tried a ton of Physicians Formula (actually, I can't think of a single product from them that I've tried! Not even Butter Bronzer). 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 2019 - Four Mosa Sheet Mask Kit Subscription

I'm a sucker for subscription boxes - you know that this blog was started as a subscription review blog and expanded in to a beauty blog over the years. I'm also a sucker for sheet masks, so naturally I feel the need to try all the sheet mask subscriptions I can! 


September 2019 - Four Mosa Sheet Mask Kit Subscription

This subscription was purchased by me


I felt really compelled to try Four Mosa because it is founded in Calgary, AB - where I live and who doesn't love to support a local company?! This September 2019 Sheet Mask Kit is the first month in this subscription! 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Manicure Monday - Mani & Pedi at The Nail Keeper Edmonton, Alberta

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Last week I was in Edmonton, Alberta for a week of training for work. So, while I was away from home, I treated myself to a manicure/pedicure at The Nail Keeper


Manicure Monday - Mani & Pedi at The Nail Keeper Edmonton, Alberta
Services purchased by me

I found The Nail Keeper on Instagram because they had some really cute nail art, so I booked ahead for Monday night and mentioned that I wanted floral nail art while I was booking. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday!!! If you have been following along with me on instagram, you know I've been participating in #100daysofsheetmasks so I've got so many mask reviews coming up! 


Skincare Sunday - Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I was so excited when I saw that this Charlotte Tilbury dry sheet mask was available on Sephora; because, I've never tried a dry sheet mask before and they sound so cool! 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

August 2019 - Monthly Empties

Time for a look at my August Beauty Empties: 


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

Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation in 150 Buff ~ $20.99 CAN. Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation provides an amazing, full coverage perfected look that lasts all day long. 

I fell in love pretty instantly with this foundation - it made my March Favourites and you can see a full look at this product on me here! It's a very neat texture - it almost feels whipped, or as Revlon refers to it as velvet. It applies really softly and nicely; but, dries down nicely and doesn't stay tacky at all and it wears all day - well around 10 hours without breaking up on my combo skin! I have noticed it can disappear from the nose a touch, so I'm careful with my powder; but, I loved the coverage of this. I really like this foundation!
Repurchase: Yes 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Five on Friday - September 13, 2019

Happy Friday the 13th! Did you know that not only is today Friday the 13th but it's also a Full Moon tonight?! So, it was fun that for a facilitation course I was doing all week ended with me doing a presentation on magic and Harry Potter! 

And, that's why it's been a super quiet week around here - I have been in Edmonton for work all week and I thought I would have a little more time for myself! But, I treated myself to a mani pedi night and a night of shopping, so I did still take some time for myself! 

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Products won in giveaway, everything else way purchase by me

I was so excited to win the amazing giveaway from Lamb's Soapworks and Be Better YYC - I have been really interested in trying more locally made beauty products, so this seems like the perfect timing to try these out! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Too Faced Damn Girl! 24 Hour Mascara - Review and Try-on!

I love a solid volumizing, mascara that delivers thick and fluffy lashes, so I was excited to give the Too Faced Damn Girl! mascara! 


Too Faced Damn Girl! 24 Hour Mascara - Review and Try-on!
This mascara was a free sample and this post contains affiliate links

Too Faced has not released a mascara since their Better Than Sex formula, so it's been a long time in the works for this new formula! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Manicure Monday - Green and Orange Blossom Nails

Happy Mani Monday everyone! This whole month of September, the #CBBxManiMonday is featuring the theme "colour combos", so this week my featured colour combo is green and orange! 


Manicure Monday - Green and Orange Blossom Nails
The nail polish was a PR sample and I purchased the wraps

I love this green and orange colour combo - it's light and bright and fun! I also think that it's such a perfect combination for the transition from Summer to Fall! 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Five on Saturday - September 7, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Mine was a little crazy (as much as I love a short work week, I always find them so crazy and busy!)

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Some products were won in a giveaway or received as PR - this post contains affiliate links

It's time for a look at my September 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, September 5, 2019

ColourPop Haul, Swatches and Look - Main Squeeze, Orange You Glad?, Uh-Huh Honey, Pressed Glitters, Lip Crayons, and BFF Mascara and Liner!

Time for a huuuuuge Colourpop Haul! I have been collecting ColourPop orders from December to July and it's taken me a little while to try everything out! (I seriously hold on to everything until I feel like I can take pictures and use it and blog about it!) So, this whole "haul" is actually the result of a couple of different orders! 


ColourPop Haul, Swatches and Look - Main Squeeze, Orange You Glad?, Uh-Huh Honey, Pressed Glitters, Lip Crayons, and BFF Mascara and Liner!
I purchased everything in this order - this post contains affiliate links

So, the product that pushed this over the edge for me was the Orange You Glad? palette - it's my newest purchase and the product that I was the most excited about! I have been loving the monochromatic palettes that have been releasing and I was so happy to see the orange palette, so I picked it up immediately! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

August 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 (I'm getting a little less strict as the year goes on unfortunately), 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!



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

ColourPop Haul ~ $71.17 CAN ($52.20 US). I have resisted quite a few of the Colourpop monochromatic palettes, but when the Orange You Glad palette was released, I couldn't resist! So, I also picked up the yellow Uh-Huh Honey palette, a couple of lip crayons, and a couple of zodiac Scorpio shadows! 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Manicure Monday - Essie Summer 2019 Collection Swatches

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! I recently won an awesome giveaway for the whole Essie Summer 2019 Collection! 


Manicure Monday - Essie Summer 2019 Collection Swatches
These polishes were won in a giveaway

This is such a fun, pretty collection! It is described as "these bold new neon hues with a demi-matte finish heat things up as you tango your way through summer nights!" I love the range of bright, fun colours. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Inc.redible Baddie Double Perks Rainbow Sheet Boob Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday - I've been saving this awesome rainbow boob mask for this week because it's Calgary Pride and today is parade day, so what better time to share this fun mask?! This post is totally PG! 


Skincare Sunday - Inc.redible Baddie Double Perks Rainbow Sheet Boob Mask
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Inc.redible is the makeup and skincare line from Nails Inc and I've tried a couple of things from them but not many - a fun unicorn mask and a jelly lipstick. I'm certainly intrigued to try more from the brand (they have some really affordable looking jelly shadows that are on my wishlist!)