Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reflections of 2017 (And 2016 Because I Missed It!)

I love nothing more than recapping my year and reflecting over everything that has happened! I'm not really one for New Year's Resolutions; but, I love looking back on the highlights of my year! 

I know a lot of people say how terrible 2017 was; but, I had so many personal life moments this year that I personally thought 2017 was one of my favorite years! I'm always looking forward to the next year and hope 2018 is just as amazing! 

Family Vacation in Kauai, Hawaii 

We were so lucky to ring in 2017 in Kauai, Hawaii with our little family and my husband's extended family and it was such a great vacation! I have never been to Hawaii before and Kauai was a beautiful island! I'm still planning on writing a travel post (which actually is waaay longer to write than my normal posts!) so you can have more details! Also, apparently it's very common to vacation in Hawaii while pregnant to give the baby some Aloha! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 2017 Monthly Favorites!

Here at my top 5 products that I have been loving this month: 

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Blush Powder in S214 "Rosewood Blush" ~ full size $29.00 (sample size shown here). A unique pressed powder formula providing intense color payoff.

This is just a mini size blush that I picked up as a Sephora point item and I wasn't actually sure about the colour when I first got it; but, it is gorgeous! It's a deeper rose shade and it looks so warm on the cheeks! I haven't tried very many Make Up For Ever products yet, but this has opened my eyes to start trying more! 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Five on Friday - December 29, 2017

Happy last Friday of 2017! Can you guys believe that it is almost 2018?! I know I actually say this all the time; but, this year flew by! (Probably because I have missed a whole lot of sleep over the last 8 months!)

The best part of this week for me was Christmas!!! We spent Christmas Eve with my husband's family and then Christmas Day we hosted the big family dinner at our house!

I really want to make sure I had nice holiday makeup so I was going for a gold and red look:

The products I used for my Holiday Makeup is:
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation in 2C3 Fresco
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Light Neutral
-Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
-Guerlain Meteorites Light Enhancing Powder 
-Make Up For Ever Blush Powder in S214 "Rosewood Blush"
-Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight for highlighter
-Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip in "Braised"

Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 a month + $5.00 shipping to Canada (shipping is free to the U.S.) Boxycharm sends 4 to 5 full size and luxury size beauty items. 

This subscription focuses heavily on make-up items - so that is something to keep in mind! While it is a little pricier than the more inexpensive beauty boxes, the majority of the products are full size, with a deluxe sample every once in a while. 

Every subscriber generally receives the same products, but their is usually 1 or 2 items that have a few variations, so our boxes may not be identical! 

Here is a look at my December Boxycharm:

December 2017 Boxycharm - Unboxing, Swatches, Reviews and Full Makeup Try-on!

This month's theme is Glitz & Glam and Boxycharm always includes a detailed product card explaining the items that were included in each month's subscription. 

So I will say before we get in to the products - 1 of these is a repeat from a past Boxycharm; but, Boxycharm emailed before I even received the box in mail and apologized and to make up for it, I will be receiving an extra item in my January box. I appreciate that they resolved the issue before I even saw my box! 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

See The World in PINK's 1000 Post Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas or holiday season! I loved having a couple days off to enjoy time with my family! 

But, today is special - this post is actually my 1000th post! It's hard to believe I have written that many posts! But, to celebrate I wanted host a giveaway for a lucky reader to help them kick off 2018 with a little goodie! 

See The World in PINK's 1000 Post Giveaway!

This Too Faced Best Year Ever Set is so cute - and sounds like the perfect gift to ring in 2018! This set comes in a cute little makeup bag with 3 palettes and a mini Better Than Sex Mascara.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Five on Friday - December 22, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Holy - can you believe it is December 22 already?! Yesterday was the first day of Winter, 3 more days until Christmas, and 10 more days until it's 2018! Whoa! It will be a little quiet around here for a few days as I take some extra time for family during the holidays! I'm excited to host Christmas at my house this year; but, we have lots of family time to juggle around (and a husband's shift work schedule to work with as well!)


Eeeek - it's almost Christmas time! I have always been a huge Christmas fan; but, I am even more excited this year! It will be Elliott's first Christmas - and while, he will be more interested in the paper than the gifts, I just can't wait to see him open some gifts! I still remember Damian's first Christmas, so I know this will be a Christmas to remember! 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mask Wednesday - 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Masque Try-on and Review

Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! Are you looking for a last minute piece of coal to put in someone's stocking? What a fun way to do it with a mask! And, if your not looking for that; but, want to see a post about one of those crazy black peel-off masks, you're also in the right place still! 

Mask Wednesday - 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Masque Review

7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Masque Review ~ $1.99. Let’s dig deep and talk dirty! With cleansing activated Charcoal to draw out impurities and our special combination of Witch Hazel and Birch Leaf to calm and soothe – You’ll feel squeaky clean! Use weekly for really clean and smooth skin.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Santa Nail Art Tutorial

I'm finally getting some Christmas nail art in!!! I love Christmas nails and I usually do so much more each year - but being sick and breaking a few nails pushed that back a but this year! 

And, I decided to go full on Christmas with some Santa faces nail art! 

Manicure Tuesday - Santa Nail Art Tutorial

How cute are these little Santa faces?! I love how these guys turned out! 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas From Burt's Bees!

Can you believe Christmas is only 1 week away?! If you are still looking for a few last minute gifts, then I have a few sets from Burt's Bees that I'm thinking are good ideas! 

Holiday Gift Ideas From Burt's Bees!

The best part about these sets is that they are available at most drugstores, grocery shops, etc. so they are easy to find! Plus, Burt's Bees lip balms are amazing and these sets are perfect for stockings, secret santas - everything! 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Skincare Sunday - Lush Christmas Collection!

It's no secret, I'm a pretty dedicated Lushie here! I always get excited for their holidays collections; but, especially their Christmas collection! I always look forward to what new goodies they will come out with each year or if they will re-release my past holiday favorites! (They always release some past products, but it is not guaranteed that anything limited edition from a previous holiday release will come back!)

I felt like they released soooo many products this Christmas that I had to put a limit on myself with how many goodies that I was going to pick up! 

Skincare Sunday - Lush Christmas Collection!

How amazing do all these goodies look?! Everything Lush releases is always so adorable! Lush is really going "naked" and trying to release more and more products with no packaging! 

I'm the biggest fan of the Snow Fairy scent from Lush's Christmas collection - so I was so excited to see not only a Snow Fairy shower gel and lotion released this year, but a ton more Snow Fairy products released including a soap, sparkle jar, fun and more! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

November 2017 - Monthly Watch Club Unboxing

I always love finding new and fun subscription boxes to share - especially Canadian subscription boxes! Subscription boxes always have a bit of a special place here on the blog; because, that's actually what I starting blogging about! 

I also love finding interesting and unique boxes and I think Monthly Watch Club offers a different type of service, especially for any accessory lover! This is also a great gift to send to someone as a Christmas gift! 

Monthly Watch Club is $39.99 CAN per month + $7.00 shipping to Canada or $15.00 for International shipping. The longer subscription service plan, the more you save - if you subscribe for 12 months, it is only $33.00 per month. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Five on Friday - December 15, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Holy, what a week... if I thought I was sick last week, it was nothing compared to this week! The whole family had a crazy flu that came in and kicked our butts this week! I had to cancel every single thing I had on the go; but, thankfully we were all feeling better today (But now I have 2 weeks of stuff to catch up on - it's going to be a busy weekend!)


So every month we have a group of friends that gets together for our Girl's Night dinner or brunch! I especially love December because we do a big potluck Christmas Feast - it was delicious! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fresh Beauty - Holiday Gift Sets!

'Tis the season for all the Holiday Sets! These are some of my absolute favorite ways to try out products from brands you love! Also, the bundle together best of products and are nicely packaged so they make a great gift for anyone in your life! 

Fresh is one of my Favorite Skincare brands - they have amazing masks and their sugar lip treatments are hands down, the best lip products ever! So, I am always excited to see the sets they come out with for the Holidays! 

Fresh Beauty - Holiday Gift Sets!

While Fresh Beauty can tend to be a pricier brand, their holiday sets come in a great range of prices so you can find something in every price range that will guarantee to make someone happy! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

November 2017 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Time to dig in my beauty garbage of the month! I'm also trying something new this month and adding my Month in Masks post to me empties post as well! Now, there will just be 1 big empties post instead of 2 different ones! 

Lush Cup O' Coffee Face And Body Mask ~ $11.95 - $22.95.  

This is one of my favorite masks! You will need to like coffee to enjoy this - it smells very strong! It is a great exfoliator and I love using it in the morning. It is a body and face mask so I usually apply it all over, wait 5 minutes and then jump in the shower to rinse it all off! My skin always feels really smooth and looks bright! 

Repurchase: Yes 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Five on Friday - December 8, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! I was sick earlier this week so I was out of commission for a couple of days; but, was feeling better by the end of the week! I was able to go out today and spend the day at a craft fair with my mom; which, I love! 


Hehe - how cute is this?! I ordered my kitties some Cat Wine for Christmas! I'm dying - I seriously can't wait for them to drink their Meow Mosa and Pinot Meow with me! I will do my best to capture a perfect picture for instagram (good luck I know!) One of my cats is crazy for catnip, so we will see how this goes! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Getting Holiday Glam with Rodial Makeup!

December always means it's time for Christmas and Holiday parties! I love to glam it up for the holidays - glitter make-up and red lips! 

Getting Holiday Glam with Rodial Makeup!

Matte red lips, products to brighten the eyes and a bold blush is the perfect start for every Holiday make up look! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands (Acure, Giovanni, Boo Bamboo, and more!)

I'm excited to share this big batch of products with you today; because, they are all vegan products!

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!

M2Brands sent a ton of new products and brands out that are all vegan, so because there are so many new products to me, I thought I would do quick reviews on all the products I received! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Manicure Tuesday - Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Polish in Pep-plum!

Happy Manicure everyone! I sadly had to say good-bye to my long nails this week; because, I broke 2 last week! Also, it feels like forever since I did any nail art as I have had so many polishes to swatch and show off; but, I just signed up for a Christmas Nail Art Challenge through Nail Polish Canada, so I will have some nail art coming soon! 

For now, I HAD to show-off this gorgeous shade from Sally Hansen:
Manicure Tuesday - Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Polish in Pep-plum!

Sally Hasen polishes are affordable and I have always been a huge fan! These range anywhere from $2-$5 and are easy to find at any drugstore! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

November 2017 - Monthly Favorites!

Here are my 5 Favorite goodies that I was reaching for in November:

November 2017 - Monthly Favorites!

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ~ $13.99 CAN (prices vary in stores and online). Voluptuous volume. Intense length. Full lash fringe. Feathery soft.

Finally, it feels like it has been so long that I found a new mascara that I love! The Lash Paradise mascara has a big, thick wand and works so perfectly to really add dramatic volume to my lashes! I posted a full review so you can see my results for yourself - check it out here

Friday, December 1, 2017

Five on Friday - December 1, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Can you believe it is December 1 today?! Where did the year go?! 


Today we brought Elliott to meet Santa for the first time! I was secretly hoping that he might be scared of Santa and have a great crying photo; but, he loved him so I guess that's just as good!