Monday, August 10, 2020

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails

duunnn dun... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn... it's Shark Week again! And, I've chatted a few times on here about it (I typically do some annual nails for the occasion!)

Manicure Monday - Shark Week Nails

The OPI polishes were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I'm actually both terrified and totally intrigued by sharks - I would 100% go in a cage to see them; but, when I was snorkelling in open water I was totally afraid to see one on my own! But, I actually really want to plan a trip to see whale sharks! 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Five on Friday - August 7, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I always feel like short weeks are way busier, especially after getting home late on Monday night and jumping right back in to work, so I'm so happy it's Friday! Also, it's been 4 weekends away so I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend! 

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monthly makeup basket
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I'm really trying to get back in to my Monthly Makeup Baskets and I used the July basket a lot, so I'm hoping I use the products I picked for August as well! I've been in a bit of a slump not wearing much makeup, so I'm hoping these products help me feel inspired again! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mask Wednesday - Pure Aura Karma Glitter Hologram Foil Sheet Mask

Happy Mask Wednesday - I feel like I have been away from home for weeks so I might be a little slow getting back in to things on here! (I had two solid weeks of holidays and then a couple extra weekends and I'm pretty exhausted now.)

So, who hasn't seen those memes of sheet masking fixing everything - that's exactly how I feel right now. Just put all the sheet masks on my face and make me feel 100% again, k thanks. But in all seriousness, this is a detoxify holographic foil mask, and that sounds like it would be perfect for me right now! 

Mask Wednesday - Pure Aura Karma Glitter Hologram Foil Sheet Mask
I purchased this mask myself - this post contains affiliate links

Pure Aura Karma Glitter Hologram Foil Sheet Mask ~ $7.79 CAN. A fun holographic foil mask to soothe and hydrate your skin.This duo layered mask has activated charcoal on one side and foil on the another to help keep moisture from evaporating. Enjoy a spa treatment at the comfort of your own home!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Manicure Monday - Mini Ice Cream Cone Nail Art

Happy Mani Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend - it's been busy weekend away at the cabin, and I've really enjoyed my time away; but, I am looking forward to a weekend at home soon! 

Manicure Monday - Mini Ice Cream Cone Nail Art
The OPI primer was sent as a PR sample, everything else I purchased

For the month of August, the #CBBxManiMonday group is carrying on with our Summer Lingo theme and this week I chose Cold Desserts and Treats for my theme! 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Five on Friday - July 31, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have had a great week - we are back to the cabin tomorrow for a long weekend and I'm looking forward to it. Honestly, I get a little nervous on here when I say we are "travelling" but I want everyone to know that we are being very safe and respectful of where we are going and some of these little towns have "We Love Alberta" signs up because they get the majority of their visits from Alberta. We wear ours masks, stay socially distant and try and support local shops safely. 

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It's Summertime and I'm so excited to start diving in to my Summer reading list! (If you are a bookworm too and are on Goodreads, I would love to connect - you can find my Goodreads here!) I really love seeing what everyone is reading - I will read every genre and am always looking for more recommendations! I started the Summer reading lots of great YA books, but I've recently switched over to some romance books and they are just so easy to read and a nice break from some heavier content I have been reading too! 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

July 2020 - Monthly Favourites!

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

July 2020 - Monthly Favourites!
The John Masters lotion was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

This month is clearly really skincare heavy with only one makeup item - I've said it multiple times, I'm just not wearing as much makeup right now so it makes sense that my favourites are mainly skincare (and even more specifically SPFs because that's what I've been using or trying the most of right now! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July Shop My Stash - Neon Orange Eye Look

I haven't been wearing much makeup at all this month, so it felt really nice to Shop My Stash and come up with a fun makeup look using my collection! These looks are always a monthly reminder to play and enjoy the makeup I have! 

July Shop My Stash - Neon Orange Eye Look
The Catrice foundation was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

I was really feeling a bright neon look this month and I absolutely love how this look turned out with the orange makeup and that neon pop! 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Manicure Monday - Scratch Citrus Blossom Wraps and July 2020 Monthly Mani Kit

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Phew, I am back from two weeks of vacation now (don't worry, small family vacations - nothing crazy, just getting out of our own house for two weeks), and it's nice to be home! 

Manicure Monday - Scratch Citrus Blossom Wraps and July 2020 Monthly Mani Kit
The polish featured was received as a PR sample - the wraps were purchased on my own

I've been raving about Scratch nail wraps since I tried them in 2014 - that's a long time to be loyal to a nail wrap brand; but, I love them and I feature their wraps fairly often for my manis because they are so gorgeous and make my nails look fabulous when I don't have the time to do nail art myself! I've also been subscribed to their Monthly Mani Kit on and off since 2016 and I love it. They recently have their nail wraps introduced in Ulta and I think that's amazing, always happy to see a brand I love expand! Long story short, it's been a while since I've done an unboxing along with a Mani Monday, but since I used these wraps the day I got them, it only seemed fitting! 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Five on Friday - July 24, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a great week - I am on holidays again this week, just at the family cabin in Fairmont and it's been a lovely week (or so I think it will be - I am pre-writing this again because I won't have wifi for the week on my laptop!) Make sure you are following my instagram to see how my week was! 

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I purchased everything in this post

We spent the past week in Penticton, and I can tell you, even though we were a little nervous about travelling, there has been lots of back and forth between Alberta and B.C., so we felt comfortable knowing we were going to stay with family and laying pretty low. We did book some private wine tastings and enjoyed a few family activities - beach days, go-karting and mini golf! I can tell you, it was really nice to get out of our house for a little while! (And, we briefly came home, re-packed and are going back to B.C. for a quiet week at the cabin). 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tropical Fruit Skincare Products for Summer

I know fruity products have been around for a while, but I have been seeing so many tropical fruit inspired products released lately that I can't keep up with them all! And, I personally love them all - they are so perfect for Summertime! 

Tropical Fruit Skincare Products for Summer
The body mist, moisturizer, and hand cream were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

So, since I have been loving the fruity products so much, I thought I would round up a few of the fruity skincare products that I've gotten lately (some aren't the newest releases since those always  and share my thoughts on them! 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Manicure Monday - The Little Mermaid Ariel Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! We got home from a little family trip and are gone back out for a quiet week at the family cabin and I'm so looking forward to a week of rest and relaxation (or however much I can actually get with a toddler!)

Manicure Monday - The Little Mermaid Ariel Nail Art
The OPI polishes were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

For this month's #CBBxManiMonday theme we are going with Summer Lingo prompts and I picked "mermaid" for my nails this week! I have been wanting to do Ariel or Little Mermaid nails forever! 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Five on Friday - July 17, 2020

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

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

How adorable are these Disney Princess Vans?! I actually picked these up on a facebook auction for only $20 in my size! I was looking for these on ebay; but, they average $80 - $100 so I just couldn't spend that. I can't believe I found these - they are so adorable!!! I am so excited! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Mask Wednesday - Inc.redible Hydrating Boob (Juicy Bits) and Bum (Feeling Cheeky) Sheet Mask Duo

I had so much fun trying out some body masks last year that whenever I see some new ones come out, I have to try them! I mean, I did call body masks the Funnest Product of 2019 and I stand by that! So, when I saw Inc.redible (or Nails Inc), releasing a fruit set of boob and butt sheet masks as part of their Summer collection, I could not resist picking them up - I am all about fruit themed everything right now! Plus, I tried their Rainbow Boob Mask last year and liked it! 

Mask Wednesday - Inc.redible Hydrating Boob (Juicy Bits) and Bum (Feeling Cheeky) Sheet Mask Duo
I purchased these masks - this post contains affiliate links

Inc.redible Hydrating Boob and Bum Sheet Mask Duo ~ $17.00 CAN. A hydrating sheet mask duo for all skin types that’s designed to nourish and brighten the boobs and bum.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Manicure Monday - Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nail Art

"It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini. That she wore for the first time today." Is this song not the most classic Summer song?! 

Manicure Monday - Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Nail Art
The Essie polish was won in a giveaway - this post contains affiliate links

So when I saw "bathing suit" on the list of Summer Lingo themes for our #CBBxManiMonday, I had to try this out and Yellow Polka Dot Bikini was the first thing that came to my mind (I also added in a one-piece since that's my personal preference nowadays!)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

June 2020 - Monthly Empties

Time for a look at my beauty garbage:

June 2020 - Monthly Empties
Some products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Apple Lime ~ deluxe size (full size is $26.00 CAN). A leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight.

I really love the original formula of this lip mask - it's fantastic. This is the second deluxe size of a scented one I've tried and I just don't think the formula is quite as good as the original. This worked well and left my lips nice and smooth, but not as amazing as the original! 
Repurchase: Will likely repurchase the original, trying another brand right now! 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Five on Friday - July 10, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - I had a good week and now I'm starting two weeks of vacation and I'm so looking forward to it. We are going to visit our family in B.C., we are still going to be socially distancing and staying safe, and then we are going to the cabin for a week and it's just going to be nice and relaxing! 

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I just received my June Owlcrate subscription and this month's theme is "All The World's A Stage". Each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and comes with 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! As a bookworm, I have been loving this subscription!  

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Too Faced Papaya Pop Eye Shadow Palette - Tutti Frutti Collection

I really loved the initial Tutti Frutti released - I picked up the Razzle Dazzle Berry and Sparkling Pineapple eye shadow palettes (and a couple of face products as well) and I really loved them - the pineapple palette actually made my Best of 2019 Makeup Products

Too Faced Papaya Pop Eye Shadow Palette - Tutti Frutti Collection
I purchased this palette - this post contains affiliate links

The formula of the palettes is so good, so when I saw that they were releasing a Papaya palette, I knew I had to pick it up! The packaging and colour scheme are right up my alley! 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Manicure Monday - China Glaze White Hot Summer 2020 Collection

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I am always excited when I have a collection to swatch and share! 

Manicure Monday - China Glaze White Hot Summer 2020 Collection
This collection was received as a PR sample

For the Summer 2020 collection, China Glaze came out with the "White Hot" collection - it is a full range of six different multi-finish white polishes to "keep you cool from sunup to sundown"! This collection is available on Nail Polish Canada for $8.45 CAN each. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

June 2020 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

I set one of my 2020 goals to be actually sticking to my $100 a month Beauty Budget - last year I attempted this and didn't do so well, so I'm actually trying to be a little more strict on myself! I really want to make sure that I can use and enjoy the products I have in my collection and that I will really use the products I picked up! 

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!

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

Well Order ~ $0.00. Last month I decided that repurchases weren't going to count towards my monthly budget, so both of these are repurchases but I wanted to quickly talk about them both. Marvis is basically the best toothpaste ever - I can't use anything else now. The La Roche-Posay face sunscreen has been so highly reviewed and since I'm out of face sunscreens, I really wanted to try this! 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Five on Friday - July 3, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe that it is July already?! Wow - this has been flying by. I am looking forward to July though, we do have some really simple family time planned and I can't wait! 

I hope you all had a great week! We had an extra day off this week for Canada Day and last weekend was my husband's birthday, so it was a pretty good week for us! 

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I have been using the same really basic Monthly Makeup Basket for May and June and I've been in a bit of a slump not wearing much makeup. So, I really thought I needed to step it up for July and start a new Monthly Makeup Basket again! 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

June 2020 - Monthly Favourites!

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

June 2020 - Monthly Favourites!
The toner was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

Like that past few months, I haven't been trying a ton of new products; but, I have tried a few new ones that I loved and also have been reaching for some older products that I have been loving as well! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

May 2020 - Lush Kitchen Subscription Box

I will be honest, I still have a total weakness for subscription boxes - it's actually what I started writing this blog about way back in the day. I tend to not buy many right now, but I usually have at least subscription on the go at all times because I just love getting surprises in the mail every month! 

When I got an email that Lush Kitchen was starting a subscription box I squealed, and then I signed up immediately! Lush Kitchen used to be a "secret beauty lab" section of Lush UK - it was where the made more experimental formulas and limited edition products that were exclusive to Lush Labs or Kitchen. They decided to revamp Lush Kitchen in May 2020 and turned it in to Lush Kitchen Subscription, so instead of random exclusive products being released, there are specifically ones released in a monthly subscription box! 

May 2020 - Lush Kitchen Subscription Box
I purchased this subscription on my own

The Lush Kitchen Subscription box is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive Lush Labs goodies made just for the box - every month subscribers vote on the monthly menu of products that they would or would not like to see in the box, so you can help pick what is included in the box! All of the products in each box will be vegan. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Manicure Monday - Gradient Checker Nails

Happy Manicure Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

Manicure Monday - Gradient Checker Nails
I purchased the polishes in this post - this post contains affiliate links

For the month of June, the #CBBxManiMonday group decided to try something new for our theme and went with a Nail Art Roulette style of picking our themes! As a group, we picked 5 colour ideas -  sunset, rainbow, pink, black & white, and neon and 5 themes - gradient, packaging inspired, matte, texture and minimalist. Then, we are each randomly picking numbers to create totally random pairings! And, what's really fun is we don't know what everyone else picked each week, so it's a surprise!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Five on Friday - June 26, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a good week - I took off yesterday and today so I had a short work week and it was awesome! (I spent all day yesterday cleaning and organizing my teenagers room, but it really needed to be done) and today is my husband's birthday so we are celebrating today! 

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june reading list
Cinderella is Dead and I Killed Zoe Spanos were provided as review copies - this post contains affiliate links

It's Summertime and I'm so excited to start diving in to my Summer reading list! (If you are a bookworm too and are on Goodreads, I would love to connect - you can find my Goodreads here!) I really love seeing what everyone is reading! I will read every genre and am always looking for more recommendations! For the start of Summer, I've been really in to Young Adult books and more specifically, lots of fantasy! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Paula's Choice Boosters - C15 Super Booster, Peptide Booster, and 10% Niacinamide

One of my favourite steps of my skincare routine is my "treatment" step - this is after toners and exfoliants and includes mists, essences and ampoules. Another newer addition to this step is boosters - I have reviewed a few and I have been loving trying these out! 

Paula's Choice Boosters
These boosters were received as PR samples - this

The best part about boosters is that they can be used as the treatment step alone, mixed with serums and essences or mixed together! 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Manicure & Mask Monday - Pink Dotticure Nails and Maskeraide Bubble Bubble Pop Pore Cleansing Charcoal Bubble Mask

Happy Manicure Monday - I'm switching it up and throwing a Mask Monday review in today too!

Manicure & Mask Monday - Pink Dotticure Nails and Maskeraide Bubble Bubble Pop Pore Cleansing Charcoal Bubble Mask
The Bio Sculpture polishes were received as PR samples 

For the month of June, the #CBBxManiMonday group decided to try something new for our theme and went with a Nail Art Roulette style of picking our themes! As a group, we picked 5 colour ideas -  sunset, rainbow, pink, black & white, and neon and 5 themes - gradient, packaging inspired, matte, texture and minimalist. Then, we are each randomly picking numbers to create totally random pairings! And, what's really fun is we don't know what everyone else picked each week, so it's a surprise!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

June Shop My Stash - Purple Shimmery Look and Duping The Vibes of the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette

I've been loving doing my Shop My Stash looks, especially during our social distancing and it is giving me the reason to play with my makeup when I'm feeling a little less than inspired and it feels so good just to come up with a fun look! 

I also starting a "Dupe The Vibes" style post earlier this year within my Shop My Stash where I check out the swatches of a newer palette that I'm somewhat interested in and would consider purchasing, and then I go through my collection and come up with shadows that are similar or as close to dupes as possible from within my collection. 

June Shop My Stash - Purple Shimmery Look and Duping The Vibes of the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette
The Catrice and Hard Candy were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Part of my sticking to a monthly makeup budget is to focusing on getting use of products that are already in my collection and being a little more conscious about bringing in a bunch of products in to my collection that I already have! 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Five on Friday - June 19, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a good week - oh man, it was good to get back in the office and back to work; but, I am tired this week and am happy it's Friday! 

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Novelly Yours Candle Box May 2020
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I was very excited when I saw there was a new Hunger Games book coming out this year - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (I've already read it and I really enjoyed it!) It was an original story of President Snow when he was 18 and had his first real exposure to the games. I am definitely a Hunger Games fan and I loved the books, in fact I had just re-listened to them last year with my older son on a basketball roadtrip we were on! So, I was also very excited when Novelly Yours announced that their May Candle Box was going to be "Tributes and Victors" and inspired by the characters in the original trilogy! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #3

In December I kicked off my big year-long Project Pan - I am planning on using up or hitting pan on 20 makeup products throughout the whole year and I'm using 10 products at a time. So, I introduced the first 10 products in December, did an update in February, an update in April, and this is my third update! 

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #3
The Hard Candy primer and concealer were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

At the end of the second update I had reached my goal on 6 products already, which felt great! I'm doing this in a rolling project pan, so I'm starting with 10 products and as I hit my pan, I'm rolling new products in to work on! 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Manicure Monday - Sunset Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! If you saw my Five on Friday post you know I was waiting on my covid results, so it came back negative! Phew (even though we knew it would), and I was able to get out and go the Zoo since it just recently reopened! 

Manicure Monday - Sunset Nail Art
The OPI polishes were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

For the month of June, the #CBBxManiMonday group decided to try something new for our theme and went with a Nail Art Roulette style of picking our themes! As a group, we picked 5 colour ideas -  sunset, rainbow, pink, black & white, and neon and 5 themes - gradient, packaging inspired, matte, texture and minimalist. Then, we are each randomly picking numbers to create totally random pairings! And, what's really fun is we don't know what everyone else picked each week, so it's a surprise!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Skincare Saturday - BioMiracle Hyaluronic Acid Micro Needle Patch and Crazy Lift Chin & Neck Mask

It's Skincare Saturday and I'm so excited to share another entry in the craziest mask I've ever worn category! Enter a lifting chin mask and a micro needle eye mask! 

Skincare Saturday - BioMiracle Hyaluronic Acid Micro Needle Patch and Crazy Lift Chin & Neck Mask
I purchased these masks - this post contains affiliate links

I picked these up at CVS when I was on a trip to the States last year and it actually looks like CVS is the only place that you can find these masks - sorry fellow Canadians they don't currently ship to Canada, which is a bummer so they aren't easy for us to find. But, there is still ways to get them if you have friends or family that live there, will travel there again one day, or have a US shipping address for moments like this. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Five on Friday - June 12, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - it's been another crazy week here. My husband is on 14 day isolation for potentially being exposed to a covid case and so we've both been tested, as we work in a congregated living placement so everyone had to be tested. I'm working from for the week awaiting our results (we are very confident that everything will be negative; but, it just added stress for the week and hard to be home so much!)

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may 2020 owlcrate
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I just received my May Owlcrate subscription and this month's theme is "Rebels With A Cause". Each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and comes with 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! As a bookworm, I have been loving this subscription!  

Thursday, June 11, 2020

May 2020 - Monthly Favourites!

Here are the top products I was loving this past month:

May 2020 - Monthly Favourites!
The Catrice, OPI and Vichy were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

This month didn't see me try a whole lot of new products, so I was certainly using more staple-type products in my collection. But, that doesn't mean there wasn't standout products all month that I was using! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Palette Tag - All About My Eyeshadow Palettes!

It's no secret that my favourite part of makeup is eyeshadow palettes! I currently have 50 palettes in my collection and I've been really reasonable this year about adding palettes in my collection and playing and using the palettes that I do have in my collection. 

The Palette Tag
I purchased all these palettes - this post contains affiliate links

I do love to talk about all the eyeshadow I have so The Palette Tag is the perfect excuse! I first saw the tag on Makeup Your Mind's channel; but, it was originally created by Samantha March and Allie Glines

Monday, June 8, 2020

Manicure Monday - Nails Inc. Freshly Juiced Nail Polish Duo

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend - I managed to virtually participate in Calgary's protest, get some baking done, lots of family time in and was in bed early last night which was so needed! 

Manicure Monday - Nails Inc. Freshly Juiced Nail Polish Duo
I purchased this duo - this post contains affiliate links

For the month of June, the #CBBxManiMonday group decided to try something new for our theme and went with a Nail Art Roulette style of picking our themes! As a group, we picked 5 colour ideas -  sunset, rainbow, pink, black & white, and neon and 5 themes - gradient, packaging inspired, matte, texture and minimalist. Then, we are each randomly picking numbers to create totally random pairings! And, what's really fun is we don't know what everyone else picked each week, so it's a surprise! 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Five on Friday - June 5, 2020

Happy Friday everyone and what a week it's been! Whoa! 

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I think it's only fair to talk about what is very clearly going on right now and that is the Black Lives Matter and anti-racists movements sparked by George Floyd's death by a police officer over him allegedly using a fake $20 bill. I can't watch the whole video, but even the clips are gut-wrenching. As someone who is not racist and has taken steps to really educate myself on Canada's racialized past, it's truly awful to see such a systemic problem continuing. It's not even anymore to not be racist, we need to be strongly anti-racist and use our white privilege to educate ourselves and support the movement. Personally I've not backed down on conversations about race and reactions sparked by this and will continue to use my voice - especially when it comes to educating my children about race issues and how we can help. My heart has felt heavy, and I can only empathize with the black community and those directly affected by this. Let it not be a moment, but a movement. 

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On a happier note, we did go out to the family cabin this past weekend and it was so nice to get away! We were still being social distant bringing all our food and drinks and just staying with my husband's parents (who are watching our little guy while we work still). The weather was beautiful on Saturday and we went for a kayak down the river and just enjoyed being outside. Was crazy rainy the next day, but no complaints - I read a 500 page book over the weekend so I think I got my quota of relaxing time in too! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

May 2020 - Monthly Empties and Month in Masks

Here's a look at my beauty garbage from May:

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

Lip Smacker Easter Tsum Tsum Minnie - Strawberry Lollipop ~ $4.95 US. Your favorite Tsum Tsum characters have arrived just in time for Easter! Add Easter Minnie Tsum Tsum to your collection, in a yummy Strawberry Lollipop Flavor.

How adorable is this little Minnie Mouse?! I love Tsum Tsums and these are just the cutest lip balms! This one smelled really good and was a good lip balm. 
Repurchase: Maybe, it was an Easter one so it's probably seasonal 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Manicure Monday - Reverse Stamping Rainbow Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Can you believe it's June already?! I know people are tired of hearing that, but seriously, that month just flew by! 

For the month of June, the #CBBxManiMonday group decided to try something new for our theme and went with a Nail Art Roulette style of picking our themes! As a group, we picked 5 colour ideas -  sunset, rainbow, pink, black & white, and neon and 5 themes - gradient, packaging inspired, matte, texture and minimalist. Then, we are each randomly picking numbers to create totally random pairings! And, what's really fun is we don't know what everyone else picked each week, so it's a surprise! 

Manicure Monday - Reverse Stamping Rainbow Nails
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample - everything else was purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links 

For this week, I got Rainbow and Minimalist - these ended up being slightly less minimalist than I was going for; but, I really love how they turned out. I thought the little rainbows and clouds would be perfect for the minimalist theme and started with them just on an accent nails, but they were so cute I just couldn't stop stamping. (Not surprising, I'm not a great minimalist to begin with!) 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Five on Friday - May 29, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! I'm very excited because this evening after work we are heading out to the cabin for a nice social distancing weekend on the river and I'm looking forward to some rest and relaxation - I'm leaving the computer behind and hoping to get some good reading in! 

ONE 

Novelly Yours Novels in Noir Candle Box
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This was my second time picking up a Novelly Yours Exclusive Candle Box (I previously purchased the November 2019 Box because it was all about The Starless Sea and it was lovely!) So, when Novelly Yours announced that their April 2020 "Novels in Noir" box would contain a candle from The Night Circus, I had to pick it up! 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 2020 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

I set one of my 2020 goals to be actually sticking to my $100 a month Beauty Budget - last year I attempted this and didn't do so well, so I'm actually trying to be a little more strict on myself! I really want to make sure that I can use and enjoy the products I have in my collection and that I will really use the products I picked up! 

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!

But, this month I ran in to my first conundrum with my budget, where I had some replacement items to purchase (I usually buy them with Shopper's points, so I did make this decision that straight repurchase items will not count towards my monthly budget (but I have to be reasonable about this!)

May 2020 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

Nails Inc Order ~ $59.10 CAN. I'm so impatient that I could not wait for this Nails Inc (or Inc.Redible) mask set to come in to stock on Sephora (and I ordered an extra set for my Blogiversary giveaway and it would not have arrived in time from Sephora). Plus, how gorgeous is this Freshly Juiced polish set?! These are stunning polish shades for the Summer! Also, as part of the order, the Girl King polish set came for free. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow - Swatches, Looks and Review!

I've been a pretty big fan of the Natasha Denona products that I tried and I mostly pick up her products in mini form because they can be a little pricey! I had heard such rave reviews about the Bloom Blush & Glow palette that I had to pick it up a few months ago!

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow - Swatches, Looks and Review!
I purchased this palette - this post contains affiliate links

I've actually already raved about this palette here - it made my Monthly Favourites in March after using it for the whole month of March in my Monthly Makeup basket! It's super gorgeous and perfect for Springtime! 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Manicure Monday - Purple Flower Stamped Nails

Happy Manicure Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent most of the weekend out in my garden again, so this May Flowers theme for my nails is very fitting! 

Manicure Monday - Purple Flower Stamped Nails
I purchased everything in this post

I'm not going to lie, I can't believe my nails have been surviving the hours of gardening I have been putting them through the past few weeks (not too mention all the extra sanitizer and hand washing); but, they are hanging in there really well!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Travel Post - Playa Del Carmen Mexico with a Big Group and Toddlers!

Anyone missing travelling right now?! I was actually supposed to be flying to Italy today with my mom and sister for a girl's trip, so I'm totally missing travelling right now! 

Travel Post - Playa Del Carmen Mexico with a Big Group and Toddlers!

I thought this would be a fun time to share a recap of our trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico from earlier this year! We went with my inlaws, so there was actually 13 of us, including 5 kids with 4 of them being under 4 years old! (Yes, it was as crazy as it sounds, but also a lot of fun!)

Friday, May 22, 2020

Five on Friday - May 22, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I love a short work week because Friday comes so much quicker! Woo hoo! 

ONE 

Graphic Novels TBR
I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

I have been loving really getting back in to reading (I used to share my book reviews on a whole separate page here, and I know it didn't really fit), but I've really been trying to expand and share what I've been reading, because it's something I do basically every day and I do love it! So I hope you guys enjoy seeing what I'm planning on reading! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May Shop My Stash - Yellow Blush, Graphic Liner and Faux Freckles

Well, I haven't been wearing much makeup lately - we have starting wearing masks at work, so it's been difficult to feel like putting a lot of makeup on. So, when I sat down to play with my Shop My Stash look, I ended going down the road of PUT ALL THE TRENDS ON MY FACE! Sorry, not sorry! 

May Shop My Stash - Yellow Blush, Graphic Liner and Faux Freckles
All the Hard Candy products and the Catrice concealer were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

When I sat down, the plan with just a yellow eye and graphic liner look in mind for a yellow look, but it expanded to the yellow blush, and I'm not going lie, it's so different from what I normally do and I sort of love it! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Spring Floral Scents from Yardley

I've been keeping up the May Flowers theme with my nails all month, so why not extend the theme to fragrances too?! 

Spring Floral Scents from Yardley
These products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I typically tend to wear light scents overall - I work in a scent free work place, so I've gotten used to light or no scents overall. Even though I like to keep things light, I do still like to experiment with scents! 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Manicure Monday - Mini Daisy Nails

Happy Manicure Monday - hope you are all enjoying the little extra day off with the long weekend today! I always love a long weekend and it's been so lovely outside in Calgary, so we've spent the whole weekend enjoying our back yard and getting some gardening done! 

Manicure Monday - Mini Daisy Nails
I purchased all products in this post - this post contains affiliate links

While I'm still waiting for my garden to bloom, at least for the whole month of May the #CBBxManiMonday group is featuring the theme "May Flowers", so I will at least have some blooms on my nails right now! 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Five on Saturday - May 16, 2020

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Mine was good, or as good as can be right now! 

ONE 

April 2020 Owlcrate
I purchased everything in this post (with the exception of the Catrice palette) - this post contains affiliate links

I just received my April Owlcrate subscription and this month's theme is "Full Moon Magic". Each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and comes with 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! As a bookworm, I have been loving this subscription!  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SooAE Hemp Dreams Sheet Mask & Mud Mask

Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! I'm all about the masking self-care always, but especially right now! 

SooAE Hemp Dreams Sheet Mask & Mud Mask
These masks were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I've tried a few SooAE masks before - I did a full week of masks reviews on the brand. What I really enjoy about the brand is that they have a huge range of masks, from unicorn printed hydrogel masks, to a black charcoal line, and a new vegan nature story fruit mask line! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Happy 6 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Giveaway!

Today, May 12, marks the 6th Blogiversary of See The World in PINK! It's a little crazy that 6 years ago I started this blog with a little Manicure Monday post - Hearts, Glitter and Stripes! I actually started this blog with reviewing subscription boxes and my manicures (so they have been a regular since the start!)

It took me a couple of years before I started doing full beauty content and really getting in to the makeup and skincare side of things! But, I'm so happy I've expanded in those areas and I love where See The World in PINK has gone over the past 6 years! I know I'm still a tiny blog in the beauty world; but, I'm still happy with everything that I've gotten to do over the past few years!

Happy 6 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Giveaway!
I purchased the products in this post - all links in this post are to my reviews

I always like to use my Blogiversary as a way of saying thank you to YOU for reading my blog or popping in here and there if a post interested you - either way I always appreciate someone reading my posts! I'm so thankful and appreciative that anyone stops by and reads my blog and I always hope you enjoy what you see! Thank you so much for supporting See The World in PINK in any way!