Saturday, August 31, 2019

Five on Saturday - August 31, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all have a great week! I've been getting over a cold all week; but, I'm happy to be going in to a long weekend! 

ONE 


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

I got my August 2019 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit and it is super cute! I love the little oranges so much! This is an easy, affordable subscription that features nail wraps from GoScrachIt that are exclusive to the kit each month and designed by NinaNailedIt! 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 2019 - Monthly Favourites!

I know I've been saying this a lot; but, can you believe that August is nearly over?! I feel like I blinked and Summer was gone! It was a great Summer - it was just really, really busy. I'm looking forward to things slowing down soon! 

August 2019 - Monthly Favourites!
Some items may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Anyways, today's post is all about things I was loving in August and it's clearly got a heavy banana focus with a couple of makeup products and a lovely scent! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Pride Rainbow Eyeshadow Look - August Shop My Stash

The Pride festivities are carrying on here in Calgary - they started on August 23 and go through September 2, with the big parade being on September 1, 2019! And, I'm hoping to be in the parade this year with a friend's work organization, so I was so excited to practice some rainbow eye makeup for Pride while shopping my stash!

Pride Rainbow Eyeshadow Look - August Shop My Stash
Some products may have been received as PR - this post contains affiliate links

I absolutely LOVE how this rainbow makeup turned out - I had always thought that big, fun, bright eye looks weren't exactly what I could pull off and this ended being easy to do and so so so fun to wear! I will be replicating this look on Pride Parade day! 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Manicure Monday - Summer Abstract Nails

Happy Mani Monday! We are carrying on our theme of Summer Nails for the month of August for #CBBxManiMonday! 

Manicure Monday - Summer Abstract Nails
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Every week, we have been looking through #SummerNails to find some inspiration and Abstract nails are everywhere! 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Skincare Sunday - SooAe Unicorn Glow Eye Mask

Happy Skincare Sunday everyone! I love finding fun new sheet masks and I just came across this adorable SooAe Unicorn Glow Eye Mask in Walmart and I had to give it a try right away! 

Skincare Sunday - SooAe Unicorn Glow Eye Mask

I bought this adorable mask - this post contains affiliate links

This is too adorable - I'm all about the fun and cute face masks! I've said it before and I will say it again, skincare can be cute, fun and effective!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Five on Friday - August 23, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! And, Happy start of Pride in Calgary - our celebrations here carry on from August 23 to September 2, 2019! 

ONE 

We took a long weekend and are currently enjoying ourselves at the family cabin with a couple of friends and their kids right now! It's so lovely to get out of the city for the end of the week and weekend!

TWO



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Time for the second check in on my Summer Project Pan! If you want to see the full post on start of this project pan, you can see it here and here is a look at my first check in on this project! 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Long Weekend at the Cabin Beauty Must Haves!

As this is posting, we are heading off the cabin this weekend for a long weekend with some friends and their little ones! 


Long Weekend at the Cabin Beauty Must Haves!
Some products were received as PR samples - this product contains affiliate links

And as I was packing, I thought I'd share some of the must-have multi-tasking beauty items that I pack along with me for any quick weekend away! When I'm going out to the cabin (or really any long weekend away) I don't pack my full routine with me because I try to be less high maintenance! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

ColourPop Jelly Much Shadow in Morning Light

Jelly products are so much fun! I love seeing all the brands come out with them and I've been loving the ColourPop Jelly Much shadows and now I'm basically like BUY ALL THE JELLY MUCH EYE SHADOWS!!! 


ColourPop Jelly Much Shadow in Morning Light
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I've tried a few different shades in this shadow formula - a yellow gold Wide Awake and the Maleficent collection Spindle shadow

Monday, August 19, 2019

Manicure Monday - Best Summer Nail Art Looks!

Happy Monday everyone! I know I'm going to sound so lame, but how is August already halfway over?! I feel like Summer has flown by and I cannot stay on top of anything - I feel like I have no time! It's crazy! 

This whole month our #CBBxManiMonday group is doing things a little bit different and we are searching #summernails and picking our inspiration from what we find - I saw lots of fun, fruity nails and I had amazing fruit nails last year, so on top of having no time, and my super cute cactus nails looking amazing, I thought I'd showcase some of my past favourite Summer nail looks! 

Manicure Monday - Best Summer Nail Art Looks!
These nail looks may use nail polishes sent in PR

Summer Fruit Basket Nails 

This is some of my favourite nail art ever! I'm so proud of how each of the fruit pieces turned out - they are all super cute! I also love the varying red and yellow fruits and how they look on the sage green background! You can see the original post here

Sunday, August 18, 2019

July 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks

Time to look at my July beauty garbage:

July 2019 - Monthly Empties & Month in Masks
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Hard Candy Setting Spray - Long Wear ~ $6.98 CAN. A weightless spray that locks in makeup for all day wear.

This came in a hard candy set and the setting spray itself worked well and I thought it helped extend the longevity of my makeup; but, the nozzle sprays this product out too thick, if that makes sense. I prefer a finer spray so that it doesn't leave any dots on my face.
Repurchase: Maybe, I would prefer if the nozzle was changed 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Skincare Saturday - Kosmea Energising Radiance Mask

I get so excited when I'm introduced to new brands to me that have philosophies and products that I really like! Kosmea is Australian natural skincare brand that is founded on the healing properties of organic rosehip oil! 


Product received as PR sample

When I first heard Rosehip oil, I got pretty excited because my skin responds really well to rose based products. But, looking in to it a little more, rosehip oil is the oil from inside the fruit left behind forma rose that has lost its petals, referred to as a "hip"! 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Five on Friday - August 16, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! Sorry it's been a bit of a slow week around here - this Summer has been absolutely crazy (can you believe we are halfway through August already?! Holy moly!)

ONE 


almay topbox circle
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I received a Topbox Circle kit that came with a couple samples of the Almay Lip Vibes lipstick and a Doucce eyeliner! The shade of lipstick I'm wearing is Go Wild and it's a pretty light nude and the Doucce is a bright blue eyeliner that looks awesome on the waterline! 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Body Shop Is Bananas - B - A - N - A - N - A - S

I generally start out all of these posts by professing my love for the featured ingredients, and this post is no difference, I love banana products! So, when I saw all the banana products from The Body Shop, I went bananas and picked a bunch of them up! 

The Body Shop Is Bananas - B - A - N - A - N - A - S
I purchased all the banana products - this post contains affiliate links

I have to say that I used to use The Body Shop banana shampoo and conditioner around 15 years ago when I was in high school and I couldn't use anything else - I absolutely loved them! I was so sad when they discontinued the line and when they relaunched it a year or so ago, I was really nervous to try it because I was worried it wouldn't be the same for me! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Manicure Monday - Coral Cactus Nails!

Happy Manicure Monday! I'm on a roll this week and last week with actual nail art on my mani monday posts - woo hoo! 

Manicure Monday - Coral Cactus Nails!
Some polishes may have been sent as PR samples - this post 

This whole month our #CBBxManiMonday group is doing things a little bit different and we are searching #summernails and picking our inspiration from what we find - this is such a fun way to find some new inspiration! 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Five on Friday - August 9, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! Man, I love a Friday when it's been a short work week! Woo hoo! 

ONE 


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We got back from our week long family trip last weekend in Fairmont, B.C. this past weekend and we had a blast! It was a crazy, busy week - there was 8 adults and 5 kids (1 teenager, 3 toddler boys and a baby). My husbands family has a beautiful cabin on the river and we love going out there! Fairmont is such a beautiful area and we spent lots of time at the Hot Springs, on the river, and went in to Invermere a few times! Such a great time with the family! 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

July 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!

For 2019, I put myself on stricter $100 a month budget , not because I need to; it's actually to be more conscious about what I purchase. I also really want to make sure that I'm enjoying and using everything on my collection!



July 2019 What I Bought - Monthly Haul!
All products purchased by me

Anthropologie Mask Haul ~ $26.78 CAN. I always love the mask brands that they have at Anthropologie and last time I was shopping, they had a 20% off skincare sale! So, I picked up 3 masks from Happy Skin and a mask from Meg (new brands to me), plus 2 masks from Leaders (a favourite brand of mine!). I'm very excited to try all of these masks! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel - Review and Makeup Look

Have you ever tried a product and fell in love with it instantly?! I can tell you that love-at-first-try happened with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel! 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel - Review and Makeup Look
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You know what's even crazier about falling instantly in love with this product? I've never actually tried the iconic ABH Dipbrow pomade! I just rarely use a pomade so it wasn't a product that made me need to try it! 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Manicure Monday - Summer Floral Nail Art

Happy Manicure Monday! I think it's been a long time since I've done nail art here as it's been a crazy busy Summer, so it was so amazing to sit down and do a little art for this week! 


Manicure Monday - Summer Floral Nail Art
A couple of polishes may have been received as PR 

This whole month our #CBBxManiMonday group is doing things a little bit different and we are searching #summernails and picking our inspiration from what we find - this is such a fun way to find some new inspiration! 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Five on Friday - August 2, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a great week! We have been in Fairmont for the whole week enjoying some family time! My husband's whole family and all our kids are together for a week (and since I'm pre-writing this, I can say in advance that's it been lots of fun and totally crazy all at the same time!)

ONE 


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It's time for a look at my August 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!