Monday, April 29, 2019

Manicure Monday - Suncoat Water Based Nail Polishes Swatches and Review

Happy Manicure Monday! Sticking with the "Earth Month" theme of April, we are focusing on Earth Month for our theme of this week's #CBBxManiMonday! 


Manicure Monday - Suncoat Water Based Nail Polishes Swatches and Review
PR samples featured - this post contains affiliate links

I've never used a water-based nail polish before, so I was very excited to be able to try a few of these Suncoat Water Based polishesSuncoat polishes was founded by a scientist who was looking to make a safe nail polish for her young daughter to use - the products are all water based (and approx. 70% water), non-toxic, environmentally friendly and designed to be the same quality as conventional nail polishes without the chemicals. They are all made without phthalate plasticizers, toluene, formaldehyde, acetates, alcohol, glycol ethers, FD&C dyes.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Five on Friday - April 26, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! What a week I've had! We've been out to the cabin and back, my little monkey turned 2, I've gotten sick and a double eye infection and the end of my week has been a mess! But, I've still had a few highlights from my week! 

ONE

April Scratch Monthly Mani Kit
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I got my April 2019 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit 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, April 25, 2019

Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks

Burt's Bees is such a great brand to talk about during Earth month - they are natural, non-synthetic products made without parabens, phthalates, sls, talc or synthetic fragrances! 


Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks
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The beauty line is described as "a full line of natural cosmetics that work because of how they’re made, not in spite of it." Last year I had the opportunity to try almost a full face of Burt's Bees makeup and I really enjoyed the products I've tried - especially the blush! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Shop My Stash - Green & Blue Earth Month Month Look

This month's Shop My Stash Makeup Look was all about Earth Month and I went with a Green and Blue eye look! I also tried to use some Earth Friendly products when available! 


April Shop My Stash - Green & Blue Earth Month Month Look
Some products may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Yesterday, April 22 was Earth Day and all month I've been sharing some more Earth friendly products when I can! It's also our CBB theme of the month, so I thought why not use the greens and blues of our beautiful planet as my inspiration for this month's makeup look! 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Manicure Monday - Easter Bunny Nails

It's still the Easter long weekend and we are doing our egg hunt this morning, so because the Easter Bunny is visiting us this morning, I'm doing some adorable little bunnies for Manicure Monday! 

Manicure Monday - Easter Bunny Nails
All products purchased by me

How adorable is this little Easter Bunny egg?! I saw them in the store and couldn't resist picking them up! Why not use them as a little nail art inspiration before I pack them full of candy and hide them around my house?! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Yes To Grapefruit & Tomato Paper Masks

Happy Easter Skincare Sunday everyone! So, I picked up these Yes To Paper Masks quite a while ago and have been holding on to the waiting for the perfect time to use them! Earth month seems like a perfect time to use them! 

Skincare Sunday - Yes To Grapefruit & Tomato Paper Masks
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Yes To products are all made with at least 95% natural ingredients, they are paraben free and made with recycled ingredients! They are also leaping bunny certified. Also, the products are affordable and found at most drug stores, so they are accessible too!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Five on Friday - April 19, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend - we have a nice long weekend coming up! As this is posting, we are enjoying ourselves at the family cabin in B.C., so it is probably going to be a little quiet around here on the weekend! 

ONE 


8 cakes calgary Easter

Happy Easter weekend everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend! We are going to eat all these delicious Easter treats (the mini egg cupcakes are from Crave and the adorable macarons are from 8 Cakes) and they are all delicious! Yum! We will also being spending lots of time with the family and getting a little visit from the Easter bunny! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ColourPop Disney Villains - Maleficent Creme Lux Lipstick and Spindle Jelly Much Shadow

"I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream, I know you, the look in your eyes is so familiar, a gleam...."


ColourPop Disney Villains - Maleficent Creme Lux Lipstick and Spindle Jelly Much Shadow
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I've made it pretty clear that I'm a huge Disney fan; but, have I mentioned that my all time favorite is Sleeping Beauty?! I even had a violinist play "Once Upon A Dream" as I walked down the aisle at my wedding! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

John Masters Organics Repair Line with Honey & Hibiscus

Spring is always the time for a "refresh" - who doesn't do a little Spring cleaning around their house or in their closet?! Well, why not a little refresh for your hair?! Time to spruce up your dry or damaged hair! 

We also can't forget that April is Earth Month and the more I learn about John Masters Organics, the more I know they are perfect to feature this month. The brand was founded on the philosophy that nature was the perfect source for clean beauty. Using the best organic ingredients and a holistic approach to haircare, John Masters pursued a healthier way to treat hair; thus, the brand was born. 

John Masters Organics Repair Line with Honey & Hibiscus
PR products featured - this post contains  

I've never used John Masters Organics products before; but, I loved the idea of a repairing line with honey & hibiscus to deliver moisture, strength and resilience to the hair. If your hair is feeling dry, dull and processed, this line is meant for you! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Manicure Monday - Easter Dotticure Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's almost Easter time, so bring on the Easter nails! I usually try and get a really cute Easter themed mani in; but, this weekend I needed to get in a quick and easy manicure! 


Manicure Monday - Easter Dotticure Nails
Some polishes featured are PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I always love Easter shades - pinks, blues and pastels, so I went with an easy Easter colour themed dotticure for my mani this week! I actually love how all these polishes came together - they just go so well together! 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I tend to hold on to certain masks I get and wait for the "perfect time" to wear them! Well, I got this mask almost 2 years ago and I'm still waiting, so last weekend was deemed the perfect time! 

Skincare Sunday - Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask
This mask came in a subscription box I paid for

Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask ~ $3.99 US. Biobelle’s #Iwokeuplikethis mask is the first step towards a youthful, rosy complexion. Purify, exfoliate, and brighten – Give your skin that Biobelle glow! The world’s #1 free radical fighter vitamin C, corrects damage by brightening sun spots and dull patches.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Five on Saturday - April 13, 2019

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

ONE 


All products in this post purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I have been wishing for Spring for weeks here in Calgary and I finally feel like we are there! (I will try and not get too far ahead of myself; because, it is Calgary and we are always guaranteed a snow storm in April and May! But, I'm starting to pick up a few things for Spring, and these Keds x Rifle Paper Co. were a must have when I saw them! 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette - Swatches, Look and Thoughts!

The original Urban Decay Naked palettes were the ultimate neutral palettes years ago - I know I really started my makeup collection with the Naked 2 and 3 palettes! I did recently declutter those palettes as they were getting a little old, so my collection was missing a neutral Urban Decay palette! 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette - Swatches, Look and Thoughts!
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Enter the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette! When this was sneak-peeked and released, I wasn't actually convinced that I needed this palette! It looked nice; but, didn't scream "buy me" right away! Then, I saw a few posts and videos from bloggers that I trust and the swatches and looks made me really feel that this would be a fabulous neutral palette in my collection! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers

For the longest time, every look was all about the matte lip look and every brand was working for the best formula. The new lip trend now is definitely glosses and every brand is working for the best formula - so we are getting some seriously great lip gloss formulas now! Gone are the times that we have to have goopy or sticky lips for a glossy look! 

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers
PR samples featured - this post contains affiliate links

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer£28.00/$29.00 US/$35.00 CANWrap lips in a hydrating veil of high shine gloss enriched with a collagen boosting complex. These nourishing crème glosses have been expertly formulated to support collagen production, encouraging a boost of volume for visually plumper looking lips. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Manicure Monday - Pink, Floral & Glitter Bridal Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Like last week the #CBBManiMonday group is focusing again on bridal nails for this week! 


Manicure Monday - Pink, Floral & Glitter Bridal Nails
One polish is a PR sample 

Last week, I went a traditional route and recreated my more glam wedding nails that I wore almost 4 years ago. So this week, I wanted to go with a little more traditional "wedding" nail look! 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday! It's been a little while since I've talked about Acure on the blog; but, they are still on my radar! And, April is always a good time to talk about cleaner beauty products! 


Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask ~ $5.55 CAN for one set of 2 eye masks. Intense, soothing under eye elixir hydrogels to help rejuvenate with Cucumber and Persian Silk Tree. Keep in the fridge for a cooling boost and say hello to deep hydration!

Acure is the perfect brand to feature during an "Earth month" or month where we talk about clean brands - their slogan is 100% vegan, 0% questionable. Their products are paraben free, sulfate free, phtalate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free, silicone free and cruelty free! Acure really focuses on delivering organic products at an affordable price to help steep people away from toxic chemicals. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

March 2019 Monthly Haul - What I Bought!

Time for a look at everything I picked up this month - I really love these Monthly Haul posts - they give me a way to share everything I pick up each month as I don't always post about everything I get! 

Plus, this year I think these posts will hold me a little more accountable - I put myself on a  $100 a month budget, not because I need to; it's actually more to test myself and be more conscious about what I purchase. I also really want to make sure that I'm enjoying and using everything on my collection! 


On that note though, I went over budget knowingly this month; but, I'll talk about it after in that I feel like I was very thoughtful about the purchase, and that's really what I want this to be about! 


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

Beautylish Order ~ $54.78 CAN. When Viseart announced the release of their Petit Pro 4 and 5 palettes, I really wanted to pick both up! They are so gorgeous and I love the formula of 1 and 2 (I still don't have 3; but, I'm trying to remind myself that I don't need to be a completionist if I already have something similar or won't use it!) Anyways, I absolutely love the shades is the Petit Pro 5 Soleil palette - I picked it up the day it was released. Also, to get free shipping I added in one of these lovely Farmacy face masks! But, in reality I should have waited a couple of weeks for it to be released on Sephora to save in the exchange rate! 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Five on Friday - April 5, 2019

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

ONE 


Monthly Makeup Basket
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It's time for a look at my April Monthly Makeup Basket! Each month I've been picking a few different face products to focus on for the month! I'm really trying to focus this year on using and enjoying my whole makeup collection! 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

March 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Here is a look at my beauty garbage I used up in March: 

March 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks
Some products may have been PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Bisque ~ $7.97 CAN. Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.

This foundation made my Monthly Favourites in January; but, I will be honest in that I didn't fall in love with this immediately. It looks amazing on this skin applied with a dense, flat foundation brush - not with a sponge! This is s
o good and it's so affordable - I can finally see what all the hype was about! If you want to see it on me, you can see it in a look here
Repurchase: Already have in a touch lighter shade

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hard Candy Glitteratzi - Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus

I've been trying more cream and liquid shadows lately, so I'm always excited to see affordable drugstore options in the mix! Liquid glitters have been around for a while; but, this product brings something a little different to the game too! 


Hard Candy Glitteratzi - Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus
Product received as PR sample

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo in Viva La Venus ~ $7.00 US or $8.98 CANThis eyeshadow duo offers both a brilliant, sparkling, liquid glitter finish and a chrome, magnificently metalized smooth foil finish in one.  Create endless color looks in either monochromatic combinations or layer multiple shades for bold fresh dramatic effects.

I just love that this isn't just another glitter eyeshadow - they are bringing a metallic, chrome liquid shadow with it in a flattering colour combination! The chrome finish of the metallic shadow is designed to be the perfect base for the glitter side! 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Manicure Monday - Purple and Gold Diamond Wedding Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! It's Spring time, which means it's going in to wedding planning season! While I'm approaching my 4th Anniversary, I do have friends and family planning their weddings and I love wedding season! 

Manicure Monday - Purple and Gold Diamond Wedding Nails
All products purchased by me 

So, this week (and next week), the #CBBxManiMonday group is doing Bridal nails. So, if you're looking at these and thinking these don't look very "wedding" or "bridal", I actually recreated my Wedding Nails from August 2015 and this is an updated spin on what I wore on my Wedding Day!