Friday, May 31, 2019

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Paula's Choice is a brand that I've talked about a while ago and liked what I had tried; but, recently I've been sent a few products from the brand and have totally made me fall in love with the brand and the products! 


Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!
Products received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Paula's Choice is a brand whose philosophy is really simple - Smart, Safe, Effective, Beauty. Their products are fragrance free, cruelty free, and they are Leaping Bunny certified. The stand on the belief that products should be good for your skin and backed by scientific research - Science and Safety first. They site all of their research on each product page, as well as explain what each ingredient is intended for in the description! (They also have an extensive list of products they do not include in their products including alcohol, synthetic dyes or fragrances, talc and more!)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Suva Beauty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette - 3 Looks, Swatches and Review!

I received this Suva Beauty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette in the February Tribe Beauty Box; and, if I'm being totally honest, it was the main reason I picked up the box because I had been lusting after this palette for months! 


Suva Beauty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette
Received this in a subscription box I purchased

Suva Beauty Saffron Palette ~ $44.00 CAN ($35.00 US). A warm tone 9 shade eyeshadow palette with luxurious formulas reminiscent of the world's most desirable spices. 

This palette is a gorgeous - it's a spice inspired blend of beautiful shadows! It's a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers and a glitter. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Manicure Monday - Hyacinth Flower Garden Nail Art

Okay, it's the end of May and the flowers in my garden are barely blooming - we are having a very late start this year. So, I'm bringing all the garden blooms on my nails for the last Monday in May! 

Manicure Monday - Hyacinth Flower Garden Nail Art
Base polish shade is a PR product - this post contains affiliate links

I've been loving our #CBBxManiMonday May theme of florals - it's basically my favourite theme ever and I always have flowers on my nails! 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Muff Masque Review

Happy Skincare Sunday! Didn't I worn you last week that if you thought if last week's breast mask was a little risqué, then this week's mask was going to be even more racy?! 

But, don't worry - this post is still totally G rated and I can't show mask selfies with these crazy body masks! 


Skincare Sunday - Muff Masque Review
Purchased by me

That's right - this whole month of masking "Anywhere But The Face" took me down a rabbit-hole of crazy body masks! If you saw earlier, I started with a neck and décolletage mask, a butt mask, breast masks, and now a muff masque! Why shouldn't everywhere deserve some skincare love?! 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Five on Friday - May 24, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've all had an amazing week! I was lovely that it was a short week and we had the holiday Monday off! 

ONE 

What did you guys do for the long weekend??? I was so excited to have a weekend at home - with Damian's basketball tournament in Kelowna the previous weekend, with in town tournaments for the previous 2 weekends (sprinkled in with birthday parties and life), I feel like I've had no time at home. We hung out, and I'm starting my garden, but it will all come together over the next few weekends! 



Lets talk about the biggest event of the past week - the Game of Thrones series finale! We finished the series with a costume party and I had to go with my favourite character (who was unjustly left out of the show), Lady Stoneheart! She is Catelyn Stark who was left dead in the river for 3 days after the Red Wedding, and revived through Beric Dondarrion and the Lord of Light. She comes back at this badass who is just out for Lannister and Frey blood. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

My Top Setting Sprays to Make My Makeup Last

Something I don't talk much about on here, is setting sprays! I've just used the same staple products for quite a while because they work really well for me! So why haven't I shared them here?! Time to change that! 


My Top Setting Sprays to Make My Makeup Last
Products purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I have 4 current go-to setting sprays that I use all the time and I have a couple of different uses for them! I have 2 sprays that I prefer using for day wear or as my prep step, and 2 that I prefer to use for special events or all day and nights! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May Shop My Stash - Flower Eyeliner Makeup Look

This month our Canadian Beauty Blogger's theme is Floral and the theme inspired my May Shop My Stash makeup post! 


May Shop My Stash - Flower Eyeliner Makeup Look
Some products may have been received as PR - this post contains affiliate links

I'm loving the "May Flowers" idea and I decided to try something new and went with this flower eyeliner makeup look! I used white, light purple, and dark purple eyeliners to create this fun eye look - I love how it turned out!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Manicure Monday - Stamped White Floral Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the long weekend - I know I'm loving having today off as well! I needed an extra day off! 


Manicure Monday - Stamped White Floral Nails
All products purchased by me

I love this base polish so much - I never reach for these kind of multichrome shifty polishes; but, this one looks amazing! I actually don't have many of these in my polish collection at all and now I want more! 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Skincare Sunday - When Beauty and the Breast Bio-Cellulose Body Sheet Mask

Okay, if you thought I was getting crazy last week on last week's Skincare Sunday with a butt mask, I'm getting even crazier this week with a breast mask (don't worry I'm keeping it totally G rated here like the butt mask!) 

Skincare Sunday - When Beauty and the Breast Bio-Cellulose Body Sheet Mask

Product purchased by me

I've heard of When masks before (I think they used to be at Sephora); but, I hadn't actually tried any products from them before - so what better way to dive in to a brand than to dive in to a crazy body mask?!


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Five on Saturday - May 18, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - again, mine has been super crazy as usual! We finally have a "quiet weekend" ahead, meaning that we don't have any more basketball tournaments or baby birthday parties and we need that! 

ONE 



Just a reminder that I have my Blogiversary giveaway going on for this Urban Decay Game of Thrones - the giveaway is on until tomorrow night (Sunday night at 11:59 pm) right after the Game of Thrones season finale! 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spring Beauty with Farley Co.

It's Springtime and it's finally starting to feel like Spring in Calgary - we are getting some rain and are seeing signs of our first blooms! 


Spring Beauty with Farley Co.
PR products featured

I love Spring - it's one of my favourite seasons! I love seeing the flowers and the weather warming up! And, it always means there are some fun, bright, fresh products for the season! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

April 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Here is a look at my beauty empties from April:

April 2019 - Monthly Empties
Some products may have been provided by PR - this post contains affiliate links

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil ~ sample size shown (full size is $50.00 CAN). An ultra-light, fast-absorbing face oil that doubles as a face primer—imparting a glowing, radiant look with a dewy finish.

I never thought with combo skin and an oily t-zone that I would have really loved an oil primer; but, this works amazing for my skin in Fall, Winter and early Spring. It gives me a nice glow and really helped my foundation apply smoother! This made my Feb Favourites last year! I can't wear this in the Summer or when it's really warm; but, it looks good any other time! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Manicure Tuesday - Field of Daisies Floral Nail Art

Ah, sorry I'm sneaking my Manicure in a day late here; but, I think this little Field of Daisy floral nail art is worth the wait, right?! 

Field of Daisies Floral Nail Art
Products purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

All through the month of May, our CBBxManiMonday group is featuring floral nails! You know, April showers bring May flowers - Calgary doesn't normally listen to this idea; but, everywhere else generally does! 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy 5 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Giveaway!

Today, May 12, marks the 5th Blogiversary of See The World in PINK! It's kind of crazy to think that 5 years ago I started with a little Manicure Monday post with Hearts, Glitter and Stripes! It's so weird that I basically started reviewing subscription boxes and doing my nails. 

It actually took me a couple of years to start 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 5 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! 


Happy 5 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Giveaway!
Product purchased by me for this giveaway

And, I always like to use my Blogiversary as a way of saying thank you to YOU for reading or popping in here and there! I'm always 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! 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Skincare Saturday - Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask

Who knew there were so many crazy body sheet masks out there to try?! I love finding fun and crazy sheet masks to test out and this week's is pretty out there - it's a sheet mask for your butt! 

Skincare Saturday - Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask
Purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask ~ $11.00 CAN/$9.00 USSheet masks for your butt—two separate sheets, one for each cheek—formulated with marine algae to firm your behind, give it an instant glow, and visually sculpt your cheeks—leaving your skin plump, dewy, and perfectly hydrated.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Five on Friday - May 10, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a great week! Mine's been bust again as per the usual few weeks of my life! And, this weekend is no different - it will be busy! 

ONE

As this is posting, I'm currently driving my oldest son to Kelowna for the weekend for a basketball tournament! He's got a couple of games Saturday and Sunday, plus I'm going to have dinner with an old friend and get in some family time as well! And, I'm hoping to pick up some wine in there too! 

TWO 


Products were purchased by me or received for free as described - this post contains affiliate links

Okay, how amazing are these princess Aurora and Cinderella Toms?! I can't believe I didn't know this collection was being released last year!!! How did I possibly miss that?! But, these are so gorgeous and I had to do some hunting after I saw a picture of them! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum

This is a little less of a surprise about this product now that I've already mentioned the Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum on my April Favourites post! 


Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum
PR sample provided - this post contains affiliate links

I've featured Graydon Skincare a couple of times on the blog and I've even been fortunate enough to meet the owner of the brand, Graydon herself so I'm a pretty big fan of the brand! (You can read about my experience with the brand here!)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

April 2019 - Monthly Favorites

Here are the 5 things I've been loving this month:


April 2019 - Monthly Favorites
Some products were sent as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

This is such a random mix of products in this months favorites - sometimes it a little more balanced; but, I just keep track of what I love and it's always interesting to see what mix of goodies pops up each month! 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Manicure Monday - Spring Bloom Nails

April showers bring May flowers - could anyone pass that message along to the weather in Calgary?! We had snow this weekend, so instead of doing anything in the garden, we built a snowman in our backyard! 


Manicure Monday - Spring Bloom Nails
Polish was provided in PR

But, despite Calgary not caring that it's Spring, we did select a floral theme for #CBBxManiMonday for the month of May!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Skincare Sunday - Soo AE Intensive Neck & Decolletage Mask

Who knew that there are sheet mask made for everywhere on the body other than your face?! I really thought that there was some hand and foot masks; but, did you know that there are mask for you neck and butt?! This month a little group of us are teaming up to feature masks for #AnywhereButTheFace all month! 

Skincare Sunday - Soo AE Intensive Neck & Decolletage Mask
Mask purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Soo AE Intensive Neck & Decolletage Mask ~ $3.47 CAN. Soo'Ae's neck mask is shaped to cover your neck and decolletage. Deep moisture and anti-aging ingredients help to restore and improve the look of skin smoothness, firmness and elasticity.

I will be featuring fun body masks all month on my Skincare Sunday posts and you can expect some crazy ones throughout the month because I went down the rabbithole of crazy masks, so I'm starting with a neck and decolletage mask! This mask targets the neck area to improve smoothness and elasticity in that area! 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Five on Saturday - May 4, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! What a week - it's been crazy! Last weekend was super busy so this week felt never ending, and this weekend it really busy too!

ONE 


Monthly Makeup Basket

All products purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

It's time for a look at my May 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! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

April 2019 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!

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! (I certainly don't expect myself to be perfect each month with my budget; but, I really like knowing I'm thinking my purchases through!)



Everything was purchased by me

Shoppers Haul ~ $3.88 CAN. Oh ya, you read that right! I've mentioned here before that I'm rather obsessed with PC Optimum points - I've always shopped at Superstore and am a member to the PC Insiders for free grocery pick up, etc. But, there is something so fulfilling about getting all this stuff for free!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette and Sansa Stark Vice Lipstick

Woo hoo - the Urban Decay Game of Thrones collection comes out in stores today, May 2, 2019 at Sephora! It's already been released on Urban Decay's website (and has since totally sold out), and it is also available on the Sephora website! Yes, I was one of those people that stayed up late and purchased a couple of products from the Urban Decay site at launch time (I was reasonable and only grabbed a couple of things though!)

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette and Sansa Stark Vice Lipstick
Products purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

I'm a pretty big Game of Thrones fan - I've read all the books and seen all the shows, and since those books are really long, I can brag that I'm a true fan (I'm only kind of kidding to those of you who haven't read the books...). But really, I'm a big fan - my husband's birthday parties have been Game of Thrones themed, I've cooked a ton of food featured in the books and I'm pretty sure for the finale we are going to a costume party. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Shimmery Almay Spring Products - Swatched!

I've been pretty honest on here that I hadn't really tried a lot of  drug store brands prior to blogging - I really stuck in my Sephora bubble. And, blogging has really opened my eyes to drugstore makeup quality and given me the opportunity to try different brands than I normally would! 


Shimmery Almay Spring Products - Swatched!
Products provided as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

That being said, I don't think I've ever tried a product from Almay and that made me excited to try this new Spring products out from the brand! Almay's makeup products are designed with sensitive skin in mind - they are hypoallergenic and fragrance free! It's always great to see affordable, accessible makeup products that won't irritate the skin, especially for those that are sensitive!