Friday, August 31, 2018

Five on Friday - August 31, 2018

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


My husband and I are currently in P.E.I. and enjoying a little vacation! The island is so charming and beautiful! I have never been to the east side of Canada before, so I'm super excited for this trip! We are here for our friend's wedding and what a beautiful location for a wedding! 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Colab Dry Shampoo - Paradise Scented and Extreme Volume!

I'm always on the hunt for a good dry shampoo - I use it all the time! Having thin and fine hair leaves my with hair the looks greasy by day 2 after being washed, so I am always looking for great formulas! 

Colab Dry Shampoo - Paradise Scented and Extreme Volume!

I have surprisingly never tried Colab Dry Shampoo before! I'm loving the flamingo packaging so much, what a perfect Summer look! And, did I mention thin and fine hair?! I can always use a volume boost from my hair products! 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Manicure Monday - Back To School "Graded Paper" Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday!!! I can't believe it is almost Back To School time - I spent a couple of hours this weekend getting Damian all prepped for heading back to school, so it is front of my mind! 

Manicure Monday - Back To School "Graded Paper" Nail Art

This week's #CBBxManiMonday theme is "Back To School" which is very fitting of my current life situation (my son is going in to Grade 8). Make sure you check out Jayne from Cosmetic Proof, Trysh from Prairie Beauty Love, and Eithne of Tea & Nail Polish to see their take on our weekly theme - they all do amazing nails!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Five on Friday - August 24, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week!! 


My August 2018 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit arrived this week and it is super cute! I love the little lemons! This is an easy, affordable subscription that features nail wraps from GoScrachIt that are exclusive to the kit each month and designed by NinaNailedIt! 

The Scratch Monthly Mani Kit is $10.00 US + $4.95 for international shipping! Each month you get an exclusive set of wraps that aren't available for purchase and a few extra little mani goodies!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in "One Mauve Time"

I personally haven't splurged on many Marc Jacobs before; but, after hearing all the rave reviews on this lip gloss, I had to try it - it sounds perfect for me!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in "One Mauve Time"

This hydrating lip gloss sounded right up my alley! I really love lip products; but, in my day to day life I just can't wear a bright bold shade - it doesn't work for my work environment and if there is a chance that I will have lipstick smudges when I'm out with kids, I won't wear it! So, on most days I usually just reach for a tinted lip balm to give my lips a hint of colour! This just seems like a step up from a tinted lip balm. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mask Wednesday - Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask!

Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! I'm super excited to share this Glow Recipe mask this week! 

Mask Wednesday - Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask!

Glow Recipe has really recently become available on Sephora Canada and I have been lusting after this brand for quite some time! I actually picked up the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask while I was on a trip to the USA because I needed to try it (and I loved it - you can see my review here, and it made my July Favorites too!)

Monday, August 20, 2018

Manicure Monday - Scratch x NinaNailedIt Flavor of the Month wraps!

Happy Manicure Monday! I'm taking it easy this week and doing nail wraps; but, are these not the cutest little Summer nail wraps you've ever seen?! 

Manicure Monday - Scratch x NinaNailedIt Flavor of the Month wraps!

These wraps are from the July Scratch Monthly Mani Kit (see a quick little review here!) and they are called Flavor of the Month! These are limited edition from Scratch and NinaNailedIt and each month you get an awesome set of nail wraps! 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Skincare Sunday - Homemade Fruit Mask with Graydon Skincare Superfood Mask and Scrub!

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I love a good D.I.Y. mask - they are so much fun! And, this one I'm sharing today is perfect for Summer, because it is so fruity! 

Skincare Sunday - Homemade Fruit Mask with Graydon Skincare Superfood Mask and Scrub!

This Summer mask is great for your skin and body - you can honestly drink a smoothie of this mask as you wear it on your face! Skincare multi-tasking at it's finest! It features papayas and pineapples for their enzymes that remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin and avocados for smoothing and calming the skin! 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

August 2018 Boxycharm - Unboxing and Review

Boxycharm is a beauty subscription box for $21.00 US 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 product every once in a while. 

August 2018 Boxycharm - Unboxing and Review

I have mentioned before that Boxycharm used to send out identical boxes to everyone (or perhaps a lipstick variation here or there); but, they are starting to expand and are now introducing bigger variations to their boxes - for example, this month you will receive a mascara, lashes or a primer. Boxycharm is also adding a LuxeBox add-on every 3 month for more products. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Five on Friday - August 17, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week - mine has been a long one! It's been a busy work week after being gone for 8 days from the house. I've said this before; but, it feels like you are playing catch up the whole week! I'm looking forward to being at home for the weekend. 


Here is a look at the July 2018 Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet. I was hoping to do a full blog post on this subscription; but, I received it after July right before I left on holidays and it feels a little late now! 

Notoriously Morbid is an indie brand the features cruelty free makeup that is unique and perfect for those who embrace their beautiful darkness. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

July 2018 - Monthly Empties

It's late in August to talk about July - whoops! Time to dig in to my beauty garbage! 

Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ ~ $14.00 CAN for travel size (full size is $30.00 CAN). A lightweight water mist that gently soothes and refreshes skin and finishes makeup. 

I love Fix+! This little mini is so good because I always have one in my purse to refresh my makeup during the day - this is one of the best sprays to make me look non-powdery and cakey!
Repurchase: Yes! 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Manicure Monday - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nail Art!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I am so happy to be back this week with freshly painted nails! 

Manicure Monday - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nail Art!

I actually did really similar Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nail art back in 2012, well before I was blogging; but, I still did my nails every week before blogging about them - Manicure Monday has been going on here forever! These have certainly been my most commented and loved nail art in the past and some friends and family still talk about how much they liked those nails! 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Five on Friday - August 10, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great week - we have been enjoying our whole week out of town on a family vacation! 


Ahhh, is this not the most gorgeous view you could ask for out of your back door?! We are at the family cabin in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C. and it's so gorgeous here! It's been a busy week my the kids, husband, his parents, his siblings, their significant others and kids - it's a house full! Plus, this weekend is there family reunion in Fairmont so all the extended family is hanging out with us here as well! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

July 2018 What I Bought This Month - Monthly Haul!

Before we get in to this post, let's remember that last month I spent less than $60 for the whole month - so, that should excuse me from having to introduce myself as a shopaholic for this month! 

I love these Haul posts because for me, it's a way of sharing everything I pick up throughout a month - honestly, I buy so much stuff that if I don't share it here, it might not pop up until my empties post! Let me know if there is anything you want to see a full post on, just let me know and I will do it!)

Also, I do "try" to stick to a monthly budget of $100, and these posts are supposed to keep me in check! I can go a little crazy sometimes with new things though - why is there so much new makeup being released all the time?! I will only include products I have spent money on - gifts, pr samples, and freebies are usually shared on posts like my Five on Friday posts!

Here is a look at everything I bought in July:

July 2018 What I Bought This Month - Monthly Haul!

Sephora Haul #1 ~ $54.60 CAN. Yes, there is going to be multiple Sephora hauls this month - I fully admit, I went a little crazy! All of the sudden, facial rollers just popped on the scene and were everywhere so of course I had to pick one up! This is the Mount Lai Mini De-puffing Jade Facial Roller (and it's amazing) and I also picked up the Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser. The deluxe add on coupon with this order was a mini Tom Ford lipstick (which I can't wait to try!) and my mini samples were from Sol De Janeiro, Darphin and Ren! 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Manicure Monday - Favorite Nail Art Looks!

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Sadly, today comes with no new manicure since I am currently on family vacation! 

It's been almost a year since I've done a recap of my favorite nail art looks, so I today I wanted to share my top 5 favorite nail looks from the past year! 

Green and Gold Foliage Nails! 

These might be one of my favorite manicures ever - mind you, I only painted the green as nail art and the gold is stickers! But, I love the green, gold and pink combo so much and I love the different foliage! You can see my original post here to find out what I used! 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Skincare Sunday - Zoella Beauty Lip Oil & Body Sorbert Review & Giveaway!

Happy Skincare Sunday! Zoella Beauty has released a new line called "Splash Botanicals" and the products are so perfect for Summer! These products are newly available at London Drugs, through Farley Co. and at select Pharmasave stores! 

Skincare Sunday - Zoella Beauty Lip Oil & Body Sorbert Review & Giveaway!

I have reviewed Zoella Beauty products before and have been a fan of the lines - especially the scents! The Splash Botanicals line is limited edition and features light, green notes combined with delicate freesia - aka "the perfect scent for sunny days and long summer nights." 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Five on Saturday - August 4, 2018

Happy Saturday everyone! Can you believe July is over already - where did that go?! I knew coming in to Summer that it was going to be really busy; but, I can't get over how fast it is going! We are getting prepped to get out of town tomorrow and will be with the family for about a week. It will be a little quieter around here, but I do have a few post lined up for while I'm away! 


Ahh... I love makeup freebies! This week I got 2 freebies! The first was a sample of the Lancome Monsieur Big mascara which I have heard amazing things about! Topbox Circle has so many freebies to sign up for and you get a few points for them - I love that! If you haven't signed up, what are you waiting for? You just answer survey questions about beauty products and get free stuff to review (no need to have a blog!)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

July 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Here is a look at the 5 products I have been loving this month:

July 2018 - Monthly Favorites!

Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller Mini Size ~ $30.00 CAN (there is a full size roller for $50.00 CAN). A face roller that is built to have a cooling, soothing effect on the skin, promote drainage from the face, and reduce facial tension.

I am officially obsessed with facial rolling - I do it most nights when I apply my serum or sometimes a mask. I feel like these just popped up and everyone was talking about them, so I had to give it a try. I know the benefits of a facial massage; but, am a little lazy, so this makes it so much easier!