Monday, February 24, 2020

Manicure Monday - Cherry Nail Art

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! It's already the last week of February - can you believe that?! January seemed to go on for 100 days and then boom, February was over in a week! 

Manicure Monday - Cherry Nail Art
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

Even though Valentine's Day has passed, the #CBBxManiMonday group is keeping up the theme of Red and Pink nails for the whole month of February. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #1

In December I kicked off my big year-long Project Pan - I am planning on using up or hitting pan on 20 makeup products through the whole year! So, I introduced the first 10 products in December and now it's time for my first update! 

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #1
The lip oil was sent as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

While I wanted to use up 20 products throughout the year, I didn't want to overwhelm myself with 20 products at the start, so I will be rolling products in as I'm hitting my goals on products! And, for this project I'm only using makeup products, as I typically go through my skincare products pretty regularly! 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Five on Saturday - February 22, 2020

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all had a great week - it was a short week for us here, which usually makes for a busier work week, so I'm so happy for the weekend! 

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The palette I will share was received as a gift, everything else was purchased than me

Yesterday and today are Toxin-Free days at Rocky Mountain Soap Co. If you are signed up for their emails, you are on the list to get a free 100 ml shampoo and conditioner (you can either go in store or order online if you don't have a store near you). 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Physicians Formula New Rose All Day Products - Eyeshadow Bouquet and Set & Glow Powder and Balm

It was only a few months ago that I actually tried Physicians Formula products for the first time and I was really impressed with the couple of products that I tried, especially the Petal Glow highlighter from the Rose All Day line - it's lovely and has a beautiful rose imprint on it! 

Physicians Formula New Rose All Day Products - Eyeshadow Bouquet and Set & Glow Powder and Balm
I purchased these products - this post contains affiliate links

So, when they released a few more makeup products in the Rose All Day line, I couldn't resist picking up a couple of products to try, because they are just so pretty! I love the rose imprints and just the whole branding of this line! 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Manicure Monday - Essie Expressie and Pink Stamped Macarons

Happy Manicure Monday and Happy Family Day! (Or, at least that's the holiday here in Alberta - I think this is a Provincial holiday so not everyone recognizes it!) I'm always happy with a long weekend!


Manicure Monday - Essie Expressie and Pink Stamped Macarons
I purchased everything - this post contains affiliate links

Even though Valentine's Day has passed, the #CBBxManiMonday group is keeping up the theme of Red and Pink nails for the whole month of February. I raved last week about the Essie Expressie formula - it's really lovely! 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Five on Friday - February 14, 2020

Happy Friday everyone and Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you all had an amazing week - I'm starting to sound like a broken record when I say mine's been crazy; but, that's just my new norm now! 

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I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

This Valentine's Day was all about the conversation hearts for me! I think it was because I found out that they weren't readily available this year so I had to go hunt them down at Bulk Barn! Did you catch my hand-painted Conversation Heart nails this Monday?! They were some of my favourite Valentine's nail art that I've done! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February Shop My Stash - Pink Valentine's Day Look and Duping The Vibes Of The Natasha Denona Love Palette

As if I need an excuse to play with pink makeup around here; but, if ever an excuse was needed - Valentine's Day is it! But, is it me or did a ton of brands release pink and red palettes for Valentine's Day this year when it hasn't seemed that popular of a makeup release holiday before?!

February Shop My Stash - Pink Valentine's Day Look and Duping The Vibes Of The Natasha Denona Love Palette
All makeup featured in this look were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

But, while I was intrigued by some of the releases, I personally felt that it's just too soon for a ton of new palettes because in all seriousness, I still have makeup to play with and try from Christmas! So, I'm trying not to impulse buy all the makeup this year; but, damn of all the releases, Natasha Denona really tempted me with the new Love Palette - it's this gorgeous red, pink and purplish palette and I know the Natasha Denona formula is really nice! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

January 2020 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Time to look at my monthly beauty garbage! 


January 2020 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks
Some products may have been received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

Doucce Fierce & Fine Graphic Pen ~ $21.00 US. The design of the felt tip applicator allows you to create either a thick or thin line depending on the amount of pressure used during application. 

This was just okay - it had a decently flexible felt tip which I did like using and the pigmentation was pretty good. It's not my favourite liquid liner and while it's good, it doesn't feel $21 US good. (You can see it in a look here). 
Repurchase: No 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Manicure Monday - Conversation Heart Nails and Essie Expressie Nail Polish

I always talk about how I'm not the most romantic person and Valentine's Day is really just about me getting a heart shaped pizza; but, I won't lie that I love Valentine's Day candy, chocolate and decor! 

Manicure Monday - Conversation Heart Nails and Essie Expressie Nail Polish
The green polish was sent as PR - this post contains affiliate links

So, one of my favourite little treats for Valentine's Day are conversation hearts! So, I thought they were the perfect inspiration for this week's nail art look! (Also, did you know that conversation hearts are really hard to find this year?! Apparently the company went bankrupt two years ago, so they aren't packaged and sold; but, thank goodness someone told me to check out Bulk Barn and I found them!) 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

My Winter Skincare Saviours

I shared some Fall transitional products last season and I loved the round-up of products! I mentioned that I always switch up some products in my routine based on the season! 

My Winter Skincare Saviours
The hand lotion, night mask and epsom salts were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links 

My skin gets particularly dry in the Winter; but, not just my face (which is still combo), my whole body gets really dry as well. And, not only is it important to keep my face hydrated; but, it's so important to hydrate my whole body and these products have been saviours for that! 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Five on Friday - February 7, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Mine has been pretty good, except my little animal has decided that being up between 4:30 and 5:00 am to play with his toys is good (I'm trying to remind myself that it's a phase; but, it feels like a very long phase when it affects your sleep!)

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The Catrice products was received in PR, everything else in this post I purchased myself - this post contains affiliate links

I'm keeping up my Monthly Makeup Baskets for 2020 because I really enjoyed that they helped me shop my stash and allowed me to use and love everything in my collection! I always like to remember the older products and not let them get pushed aside when I get something shiny and new! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Jaclyn Cosmetics Accent Light Highlighter Palette - "The Flash"

I know in the world of controversial beauty influencers, Jaclyn Hill is pretty high up there; but, don't come at me - I still like Jaclyn Hill, watch her videos and am really hoping for her brand to be good! (Don't come at me if you don't agree - I am totally open to listening to everyone's opinions and respect if you feel different than me). But, like her or not, I feel think she really knows makeup and should release some high quality products. 


Jaclyn Cosmetics Accent Light Highlighter Palette - "The Flash"
I purchased this product myself

Now, I know that her first lipstick release from her brand, Jaclyn Cosmetics, was a total nightmare. I didn't purchase the lipsticks myself, so I wasn't personally impacted by the release and everything that went down, so my thoughts might be a little different from those who were directly affected. But, when Jaclyn announced that she was coming out with a highlighter line as the next release I was intrigued - Jaclyn is basically the queen of highlighters so it had to be good, right?! 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Manicure Monday - Valentine's Dotticure with Hearts

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Can you believe it is February already?! Time to start thinking Valentine's Day! 

Manicure Monday - Valentine's Dotticure with Hearts
I purchased all the polishes in this post - this post contains affiliate links

All month long for #CBBxManiMonday we are featuring red and pink manis - this theme speaks to me because pink nails are my default! 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

January 2020 - Monthly Favourites!

Here are my Favourite Products I have been loving this month:


January 2020 - Monthly Favourites!
The moisturizer and masks were received as PS samples - this post contains affiliate links 

This month was a total mix of products - some new loves and others that I've had in my collection for a while! (Also, some were really helpful while travelling this month!)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Five on Friday - January 31, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - this week was a huge improvement from last week for me and I'm feeling much better and not exhausted and totally overworked! It's been a super quiet week as my older son is away on vacation with his Dad in Mexico and it's kind of crazy - he's been away from me before, but not out of the country!

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january 2020 owlcrate
I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

I  received the January Owlcrate subscription and this month's theme is "Vengeance Will Be Mine". 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! 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

January 2020 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

Yay - time for my first Shopping Haul of 2020! Early this year, I set one of my 2020 goals to be actually sticking to my $100 a month Beauty Budget - are you ready to see if I was able to do this?!? 

I always love my Monthly Haul posts to share with you everything I picked up (since I can't review everything I buy)! I also am trying to hold myself a little more accountable to buying products that I really want and will actually use!

January 2020 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!
I purchased everything in this post

Oomomo Beauty Haul ~ $17.85 CAN. I finally got to check out the newly opened Oomomo in Calgary - it is a Japanese variety shop that had a ton of stuff! It was super cute and I will go back for sure! I picked up a few different 3D nail stickers (I just used them in a Manicure Monday here). Also, I practiced some self-restraint and only picked up 2 masks because they are Mediheal and I couldn't resist! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January Shop My Stash Makeup Look - Classic Blue and Making My Own Lipstick

I'm keeping up the Shop My Stash makeup looks for 2020 because I've loved using them as a way to play in my makeup collection and create fun and exciting makeup looks! 

January Shop My Stash Makeup Look - Classic Blue and Making My Own Lipstick
I purchased all the makeup featured in this look - this post contains affiliate links

I typically avoid blue makeup - I think it looks so good on some people; but, it's never felt like a colour that I could pull off! But, because Pantone announced the 2020 Colour of the Year as Classic Blue, I really wanted to have fun with the colour! 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Manicure Monday - Shimmery Gem Stone Nail Stickers

Happy Manicure Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend - I was getting refreshed for the weekend and ready for a week (fingers crossed it was not half as exhausting as last week!) 

Manicure Monday - Shimmery Gem Stone Nail Stickers
I purchased all the products in this post

I have been loving this month's #CBBxManiMonday theme of "experiments" - it's really helped get me back in to the nail art groove and I've been having fun trying new techniques!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2020 Unboxing

Every Boxing Day (or December 26 for you non-Canadians), Beautylish releases the pre-order for their Lucky Bags which ships in early January (and if you are interested, these sell out quickly!) These boxes are $75.00 US + $15.00 shipping to Canada (with exchange I paid $124.80 CAN); but, you are guaranteed at least $150.00 US worth of makeup. They are all totally random, so it is a complete surprise what you get. Some are extra lucky and include gift cards, etc. 

I picked up the regular lucky bag for fair/medium skin. There was also XL lucky bags, Jeffree Star Lucky Bags, and a Buy One Gift One as other options. I'm a total sucker for these mystery boxes and this is my 3rd year getting one - you can see my past unboxings here

Here is a look at my 2020 Beautylish Lucky Bag:

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2020 Unboxing
I purchased this box - this post contains affiliate links

The Lucky Bags are described as "Lucky Bags are a Japanese New Year custom that inspired us to create our own. The crane on this year's Lucky Bag symbolizes longevity and good luck. We hope the surprises inside make your 2020 a little more lucky."

Friday, January 24, 2020

Five on Friday - January 24, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited that it is Friday because holy has it ever been a week! Ugh! 

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I try not to be too whiny or complainy on here; but, you guys it has been a rough week and I have been feeling pretty terrible all week! We had no hot water for 8 days - it finally got fixed yesterday and it could not be a better time. It's been wearing on me a little bit - cold showers are not pleasant (like I cried because I didn't get a Jilly Box and I yelled over my Beautylish bag) - it's just been a week! Also, Calgary was in this horrible -30 degree weather for a whole week too right as the water went so it's been a little painful. I need a relaxing weekend! 

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I purchased everything shown in this post

My oldest kid, Damian is turning 15 today! It's so hard to believe that he is 15, almost done Grade 9 and is going to high school later this year! It's crazy - he is an amazing, sweet, thoughtful boy! 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm

I was slow getting on the cleansing balm train - I've been on board with the 2-step cleansing system for years now; but, I have typically used an oil cleanser as my first cleanse instead of a balm. (I think I've tried a couple sample sizes, but nothing consistently!)


Physicians Formula The Perfect Matcha 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm
I purchased this product - this post contains affiliate links

Back in the Summer, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group was featuring Physicians Formula as their brand of the month and I had never actually tried the brand before! So I picked up one skincare and one makeup product from the brand and spoiler alert - I loved them both! It actually got me really excited to try the brand! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Beauty Consumer Tag

I don't normally do tag style posts on here, but I really enjoy reading and watching them, so if you enjoy them here, maybe I will do some more on here! 




Some products in this picture may have been received as PR - anything more specific was purchased by me

I've been watching a lot of The Beauty Consumer Tag videos and thought the questions were really good! I've been trying to be more thoughtful about my purchases and actually focus on using products in my collection so they don't go bad, so these questions all seemed pretty relevant to where I'm at right now! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Full Face Using All Catrice Products

I've heard of Catrice for a long time and have really wanted to try their products (I mean, their concealer has been hyped up for a long time!) But, until a couple of months ago, Catrice was not available in Canada, so I was pretty excited that they are now available at Shopper's Drug Mart! 


Full Face Using All Catrice Products
The concealer, primer, lip gloss, spray and palettes were received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

I was even more excited when I received a few products as PR samples, so I took the opportunity to purchase the rest of the products to do a full look using their products (except powder - I totally forgot a powder). 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Manicure Monday - Watercolour Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend - it was pretty normal around here and Calgary is finally getting out of it's deep freeze so it feels safe to leave the house again! 

Manicure Monday - Watercolour Nail Art
The OPI polishes were received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

I have been loving this month's #CBBxManiMonday theme of "experiments" - it's really helped get me back in to the nail art groove and I've been having fun trying new techniques!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Craziest Mask I've Ever Tried?! Skincare Sunday - Franz Jet 2-Week Microcurrent Skincare Starter System

Okay, I love trying crazy and out-there skincare products, especially the masks! I've tried crazy ingredients and all different prints, so when I saw a micro-current mask, I knew I needed to try it ASAP! 


The Craziest Mask I've Ever Tried?! Skincare Sunday - Franz Jet 2-Week Microcurrent Skincare Starter System
These products were received as PR samples

I was so excited about trying these masks about and I rushed to purchase them because I needed these on my face immediately! Then, I actually squealed when I was contacted by the PR company that represents Franz and they offered to send the the Franz Jet 2-Week Microcurrent Skincare Starter System! 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

My 2020 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

There has been a big push in the last year or so in the beauty community to focus on your own makeup collections and using what you have. There have been a ton of No-Buys or Low-Buys, Project Panning and Shop Your Stash type posts. 

Personally, I have still been consuming a fair bit; but, I have been trying to be a little my conscious about what I'm bringing in to my collection overall (but I'm not amazing at sticking to a budget!) I have been shopping my stash, using monthly makeup baskets and palettes of the week, as well as project panning! So, while I'm not setting any goals in terms of having less at the end of the year, I just want to make sure that if I do end up with more products at the end of the year, that I really love them all! 

My 2020 Makeup Collection & Inventory!
My collection does contain products received in PR

I love looking at people's makeup collection and thought I should combine a look at my collection while inventorying it all! I will say that my collection is spread out in a room (sorry guests, no room for you here - it's full of makeup) and it does help me use everything because I'm very visual!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Five on Friday - January 17, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! Oh man, what a week - I got back from Mexico really late Sunday night/early Monday morning and went right in to a crazy work week and I'm exhausted! (But, I'm still managing the delayed NaBloPoMo month and getting a post up a day, even if they are a little late, they still count!)

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This post contains items that were bought for me, the rest were purchased by me

The last of my Christmas presents arrived right before we left for our holidays! I was so excited about these 2 little Storybook Cosmetics palettes - The Robin Hood palette and The Red Riding Hood palette! My husband ordered these for me and holiday shipping took soooo long, but they are finally here! 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ranking ALL My Palettes of 2019!

It should come as no surprise that I love eyeshadow palettes and it's clearly the most bought product in my makeup collection! I just love palettes - eyeshadow is by far my favourite makeup product and I love the variety and everything about it! 


Ranking ALL My Palettes of 2019!
The Catrice palette was received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

So, since I picked up 22 new palettes in 2019 (purchased by myself, received in subscription boxes, or PR) I thought I would rate them all and see how much I like and use them all! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Balm in Flirt Me Coral

I'm pretty basic when it comes to my lips - gimme a tinted lip balm and I'm good to go! Seriously, I could go full glam everywhere else and let my lips just be lightly tinted or glossed. I do wear lipsticks on occasion, but I LOVE a good lip balm! 


Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Balm in Flirt Me Coral
I purchased this product - this post contains affiliate links

I actually went on a high-end lip balm kick in 2018 and 2019, and I picked up a few brands; but, I've only been using one at a time so this one has been waiting for me to show it a little love (which I did recently when I was on vacation in Mexico recently!)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2019 Fails - The Worst Product Discoveries of the Year

Did you know that I've never actually done a full "worst of" or "product fails" post here?! See The World in PINK means seeing the world through rose coloured glasses, so I always try and write about products I love (of course, not everything works for me and I have no problem writing a less than favourable review), but overall I try and at least find some positives in products that don't work for me. 


2019 Fails - The Worst Product Discoveries of the Year
I purchased all these products on my own - this post contains affiliate links if for some crazy reason you want to buy any of these

But, sometimes you try a product and it just doesn't work at all and you can't find a single good thing about them, so I thought I'd share them (one of these actually was one of my favourite products until it totally failed me too!) 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Manicure Monday - Sponged Winter Nails + Scratch Wonderland Nail Wraps

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I just got home from Mexico at 1:00 am this morning and it was so friggin cold (a high of -25 celsius today!) Yikes - a big shock, so clearly I had to go with a Winter theme nail look! 

Manicure Monday - Sponged Winter Nails + Scratch Wonderland Nail Wraps
The OPI polishes were sent as PR

Because I got home so late, I had to do these nails quickly this morning and they only took 15 minutes - they have lots of layers and I used a sponging technique since this months #CBBxManiMonday theme for the month is "experiments"! 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Best of 2019 - Skincare Discoveries!

Happy Skincare Sunday! If you've been watching my Yearly Favourites, you know I haven't done my skincare favourites yet, so it's time now! Staying on the same track as these yearly favourites, these will be my best discoveries of the year, so not all of them were released this year, it's just the best of what I've tried! 


Best of 2019 - Skincare Discoveries!
Some products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

For me, 2019 was really about my skin coming in to it's own - which sounds silly, but 2018 it was all over the place and changed to much more combo/oily. So, while last year was about me trying to get in under control, 2019 was all about trying to find products that worked for me! 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Best of 2019 - Nail Discoveries!

I haven't always dedicated full posts to nail polishes I love throughout the year, but this past year I felt like I had a lot favourites, so they deserve their own post! 


Best of 2019 - Nail Discoveries!
The OPI polishes were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

There were so many good formulas this year and so many good shades - I tend to stick to the same old brands, so I'm happy that I tried a lot of new nail polish formulas! 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Five on Friday - January 10, 2020

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

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We have been in Mexico for the week enjoying the sun and ocean! (Or hopefully enjoying - I'm prewriting all these posts, but I already know it's going to be amazing!) We are here with lots of family, so chances are it's crazy and fun! If you want too see what we are up to, make sure you are following along on my instragram @reneeclementine so you can see! 

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I purchased everything in this post - this post contain affiliate links

I just received my second Owlcrate subscription this week - this is the December box (it just took a little while to get to me!) and the theme was "Tales of Trickery". 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! 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Best of 2019 - Hair, Body and Accessory Discoveries!

I'm carrying on with my 2019 Favourites, and today's post is all about hair, body and accessories! 


Best of 2019 - Hair, Body and Accessory Discoveries!
The hair tool was received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

This is a category that hasn't been very big in past years, but this year I love lots of beauty "extras" that aren't makeup, skincare or nails! (Don't you worry - I still have more Favourites coming in those categories!)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Best of 2019 - Masks of the Year!

I'm carrying on my Yearly Favourites, and today is Mask Wednesday so it's the perfect time to talk about the best masks that I've tried all year! 

Best of 2019 - Masks of the Year!

I purchased all the masks in this post - this post contains 

I try so many masks each year that it's hard to pin point some of the best and I've narrowed it down to the best 7 masks I've tried this year! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Best of 2019 - Makeup Discoveries!

I have loved a ton of makeup this year, so it was hard to pick my Favourites that I tried this year! I call these the best of my makeup discoveries, because this is a list of the best of the products that I tried in 2019! Most of the products were new in 2019, but some are older products that I was late to the game on! 


Best of 2019 - Makeup Discoveries!
All products were purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I really did love so many products this year, so this is really the best of everything I've tried this year (so, if you look back at my Monthly Favorites or you saw me rave about another product - don't worry, I still love those too!)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Manicure Monday - Stained Glass Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I'm lounging on a beach in Mexico right now, but I wanted to make sure that I shared my fun nails for the week! I hand-painted Stained Glass nails! 

Manicure Monday - Stained Glass Nail Art
The OPI polish was received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

How amazing did these Stained Glass nails turn out?! I'm rather obsessed with them and love how they turned out! I also wanted to stick to a blue theme because I wanted to represent the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020 - Classic Blue! (This is a little on the lighter side of classic blue, but this is what I have in my collection!)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Funnest Skincare Product of 2019

Yesterday was all about my Favourite product of the year, but as I was collecting everything I loved this year, I had another standout product and it was by far the funnest group of products I used all year - body masks! 


The Funnest Skincare Product of 2019
All the products featured in this post were purchased by me

Earlier in the year, a little group of beauty bloggers decided to do a month where we tried all different masks for different body parts and I went off the deep end trying these and they were so much fun! 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

My Favourite Makeup Product of 2019

Yay!!! It's time to delve in to the best of the best products - I'm going to be recapping all the products I've loved in 2019; but, I have to dedicate a post to the best of the best product for me and that is Liquid and Cream Glitter Shimmery eyeshadows!!! 

My Favourite Makeup Product of 2019
Some products may have been received as PR samples

This should come as no surprise to anyone here because I've been featuring these shimmery shadows all year long! I have personally gone a little crazy trying all the shimmer shadows I could get my hands on and I've really loved most of the formulas that I've tried! 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Five on Friday - January 3, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have an amazing week! I've really enjoyed all my time off work and it was a little weird going back to work this week (and I only had to work two days!) And now I'm getting really excited because we are jet-setting off to Mexico tomorrow for a family vacation! 

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Some products featured in this post have have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I'm keeping up my Monthly Makeup Baskets for 2020 because I really enjoyed that they helped me shop my stash and allowed me to use and love everything in my collection! I always like to remember the older products and not let them get pushed aside when I get something shiny and new! 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

December 2019 Empties & Month in Masks

Here's a look at my beauty garbage from December! 


December 2019 Empties & Month in Masks
Some products may have been received in PR - this post contains affiliate links

Morphe Highlight & Contour Beauty Sponge ~ $10.00 CAN. A latex-free makeup sponge perfect for applying liquid and powder formulations.

This sponge was really hyped up when I first picked it up - this is just too stiff for me in terms of a sponge. I do really like the flat edge, but this just didn't work for me. When I picked up a beauty blender again, it was a relief. This didn't apply my makeup well at all. 
Repurchase: No

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Reflections of 2019!

Happy New Years Everyone! I'm wishing you all the happiest of years this year! Before going in to a New Year, I love looking back at the highlights of my past year!

I'm super nostalgic and I love looking back a moments in time and remembering how it was and picturing myself back there (this is why I'm a big scrapbooker too!) I have so many great memories of 2019 and hope 2020 is just as amazing! 

But, what awesome about this year, is it's the end of a decade and the past 10 years have been pretty crazy decade for me! 

Reflections of 2019!

Here's me at the start of the decade compared to me at the end of the decade! This whole decade was full of ups and downs for me (mostly ups but a few downs). At the start of the decade, it actually started a little down for me. I was newly single and stayed that way for a couple of years (which seemed like it was forever to me and I was pretty down about it - it can be isolating as a single parent working shift work). But, I ended up meeting my life partner at work and we got married and have together ever since. We added to my family of Damian and I - two kitties and another kid and we bought a house to put them all in!