Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Monthly Beauty Favourites - July 2021

Here are the top 5 products I've been loving in July:

Monthly Beauty Favourites - July 2021
I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

My beauty routine has been pretty "low maintenance" this Summer, so I love products that are multi-purpose or work great but are simple and easy to use! There is a little bit of everything in here this month - skincare, makeup, hair and nails! 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Manicure Monday - Holo Taco Life's A Beach Bundle Swatches

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend - we are enjoying a little Summer vacation at the cabin! 

Manicure Monday - Holo Taco Life's A Beach Bundle Swatches
I purchased everything in this post 

I have been loving the Holo Taco polishes that I've tried so when I saw their Summer "Life's A Beach" bundle in creme formula with the stunning shades, I new I had to try them as well! Each polish is $11 US or bundle is $30 for all three! 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monthly Beauty Haul ~ July 2021

I always love these haul posts - it's a way to keep track of everything that I picked up every month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Last year, I got a little crazy about trying to stick to a crazy budget and this year I'm just going to buy what I want and try and be reasonable about my purchases! 

I purchased everything in this post

ColourPop Haul ~ $72.49 CAN. There has been some fabulous products released this Summer by ColourPop - I'm loving all the orange and I was excited to try the tinted moisturizer. I'm going to try this out right away and share it! 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Five on Friday - July 30, 2021 ~ Beyond Van Gogh Experience Calgary, Summer TBR List, Grandma's Desserts, Wine Haul and Pixie Mood Purses

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a good week! It has still been a busy stressful week, so I took today off to help me collect myself - going from vacation to everything with my grandma to a busy work week, I really need a day. Also, we are leaving for vacation in Fairmont tomorrow and I need some relaxing time! 

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Calgary Beyond Van Gogh
We were hosted at the Van Gogh Experience, everything else I purchased myself - this post contains affiliate links 

I was so excited - I have heard about the Beyond Van Gogh Experience a few months ago (it was supposed to happen in Spring, but couldn't because of covid restrictions at that time still), and I was thrilled to be invited to a little sneak peek yesterday before the exhibit opens today in Calgary, July 30 and it is running through to August 29! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tok Beauty - Eyes That Tok Mascara and Lip Tonic Swatches and Thoughts

I've really wanted to try new brands this year, and the pandemic has really helped encourage me to find new, local brands to try! Cue, Tok Beauty! 

Tok Beauty - Eyes That Tok Mascara and Lip Tonic Swatches and Thoughts
I purchased everything myself - this post contains affiliate links

There are not many Calgary brands that focus on makeup, so I'm always excited to find them and support them! I just received the Eyes That Tok mascara in my Summer 2021 Jilly Box, and so I checked them out and also picked up the Lip Tonics so I could try more from the brand! 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Manicure Monday - Matte Chartreuse Nails, Essie Have A Ball Polish

Happy Manicure Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a pretty difficult past week and weekend and I may have more simple nails over the next couple of weeks -  I hope you can be understanding and hoping you still like all the polishes I'm sharing! 

Manicure Monday - Matte Chartreuse Nails, Essie Have A Ball Polish
I purchased everything in this post

Okay, I have been loving the matte polishes and I've just been getting in to the super matte finish and I love it! 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Five on Saturday - July 24, 2021 ~ June 2021 Owlcrate, Penticton and Revelstoke Visits, my Grandma, and Six Crimson Cranes Pre-order Goodies!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week - it's been a really long week, getting back from holidays and getting back to work and some heavy personal stuff as well, so I'm looking forward to the weekend! 

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June 2021 Owlcrate
I purchased everything in this post - this post contains affiliate links

I just received my June Owlcrate subscription (there was some delays waiting for products, so it's a little late!) and this month's theme is "Go Your Own Way" - each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and comes with a note from the author as well. They often have special edition covers just for the box, and they seem to include a lot of exclusive items just for Owlcrate, which is so fun! As a bookworm, I have been loving this subscription! 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Travel Post ~ My Favourite Wineries in Okanagan, B.C - Naramata, Summerland, Kelowna, Okanagan Falls and Oliver & Osoyoos

Alright, it's no secret around here that I enjoy my wine - we love wine touring, collecting and drinking (we even built a custom wine room in our basement, so we are pretty big wine-os!) 

Travel Post ~ My Favourite Wineries in Okanagan, B.C - Naramata, Summerland, Kelowna, Okanagan Falls and Oliver & Osoyoos
I borrowed photos of the wineries from their websites

We are just on our way home from the Okanagan and we always love picking up wine from there when we are visiting - it's certainly a newer wine region, but honestly I'm impressed with the variety and wines that they have! I have done wine tours in all different areas of the Okanagan and thought I'd share my favourites from each area to help out if you are planning a visit! 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Manicure Monday - Peach Holographic Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend - I'm still enjoying a little family vacation in BC now that inter-provincial travel is allowed again! 

Manicure Monday - Peach Holographic Nails
I purchased everything in this post

And I'm in the land of fruits and peaches - the Okanagan, so I thought some bright, peachy nails would be perfect! 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Five on Friday - July 16, 2021 ~ Klorane Topbox Circle, Well Order, UEFA Euro 2020 Cup, Bare Activewear and Blonde Ambition Clothes

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - if you've been following me on instagram, then you know I've been on a family vacation all week, so it's been a little quieter around here! (And, if you don't follow along there, I will share some updates here when I'm back next week!)

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The Topbox Circle was received for free, everything else I purchased

Woo hoo - I got picked for another Topbox Circle and I'm really excited for this one too! It's a moisturizer and eye masks from Klorane and I'm so excited to try both of these. I love Klorane hair products, so I am excited to try more of their skincare products! 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Manicure Monday - Shark Week 2021 Nails

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, and I hoped you if you weren't watching the soccer game yesterday, that you tuned in for the start of Shark Week! 

Manicure Monday - Shark Week 2021 Nails
I purchased all these products myself

If you've been around here for a while, you know I like me some Shark week - I always think the shows are information and interesting, can you believe it has been around since 1988?! (I was only 2 then!)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Monthly Beauty Haul - June 2021

I always love these haul posts - it's a way to keep track of everything that I picked up every month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Last year, I got a little crazy about trying to stick to a crazy budget and this year I'm just going to buy what I want and try and be reasonable about my purchases! 

I purchased everything in this post

Cheekbone Beauty ~ $1.45 CAN. I had a gift card for Cheekbone, so when they released this stunning new red lipstick shade, I knew I had to pick it up! I love the Sustain lipsticks and I also picked up the matching lip liner, which is great too! You can see these both on me in my most recent Shop My Stash post, as well as the lipstick just made my June Favourites! Love! 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Self-Care and Skincare Saturday - Kananaskis Nordic Spa Hydrotherapy

Happy Self-care Saturday everyone! I have been dreaming of going to the Kananaskis Nordic Spa since it opened a few years ago, and I'm so happy I finally got to go there on Thursday! 

Self-Care and Skincare Saturday - Kananaskis Nordic Spa Hydrotherapy
I purchased my entry - all photos of the Spa are from the KNS instagram, as cameras are not allowed

The Kananaskis Nordic Spa follows the traditional Nordic Hydrotherapy cycling, which includes cycling through hot, warm and cold baths, followed by periods of rest. This specific sequence is meant to stimulate blood flow, eliminate toxins, reduce stress, allow the mind to unwind and gently increase the heart rate for an instant feeling of well-being. For full benefits, they recommend you get in 3 to 4 full cycles for your day at the spa! 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Five on Friday - July 8, 2021 ~ Telus Spark Science Centre, Kananaskis Nordic Spa, Cats, Topbox Circle and Palettes of the Week

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had an amazing week - I'm feeling refreshed and lovely, had some self-care this weekend with a little spa night and got my eye-brows all done and tinted up for a little vacation time next week! 

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I purchased everything in this post myself, with the exception of the L'oreal serum 

This past weekend, I took the kids to the Science Centre and we had so much fun. They have a venus themed space exhibit and a fun new Astro cafe with amazing ice cream designed after all the planets! We did all the exhibits, caught a movie in the dome theatre and played on the big brainasium park outside! Such a good spot! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Monthly Beauty Favourites - June 2021

Here were my top 5 products I was loving in June: 

Monthly Beauty Favourites - June 2021
I purchased all these products - this post contains affiliate links

Last month I didn't have any makeup in my Monthly Favourites, so I made up for it this month with a few great makeup products I have been loving all month, and rounded out the top 5 with some seriously great skincare products! 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Manicure Monday - Summer Skies Nails

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend - it was finally reasonable here this weekend, instead of melting hot and we had lots of family time, so it was a good weekend! 

Manicure Monday - Summer Skies Nails
I purchased all the products featured

We are in to the swing of Summer and I always love Summer nails - the CBBxManiMonday group is keeping it nice and easy over the next two months and we are just going to do fun, Summer nails, however we interpret that! 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Monthly Beauty Empties - May & June 2021

Here's a look at my May and June Beauty Empties:

Monthly Beauty Empties - May & June 2021
Some products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer ~ sample size shown (full size is $85.00 CAN). For skin that seems lit from within, apply this smoothing liquid to clean, moisturized skin as an essential first step in any makeup routine.

I just shared this on my 21 in 2021 Project Pan - I finished this as much as I could before there was no more getting out. This was fine; it has the distinct Guerlain scent and the primer was fine. This is older and discontinued now. 
Repurchase: No can do

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Quarterly Reading Wrap-up - April to June 2021 & Mid-year Book Freakout Tag

Time for a little recap on all the books I've read in the last quarter a little recap of the best and worst! 

Quarterly Reading Wrap-up - April to June 2021 & Mid-year Book Freakout Tag
Some of the books talked about were received as review copies - this post contains affiliate links

So, reading has clearly taken over as my most time-consuming hobby, and I've enjoyed incorporating more book content on the blog! So I thought I would recap all the books I read in the second quarter - there were 28 of them (33 in the first quarter)! My original goal was to read at least 60 books through the whole year and I feel like I'm going to crush that, so I upped it to 100 books for the year!! 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Five on Friday - July 2, 2021 ~ No More Covid Restrictions, Hubby's Birthday, Heat Wave, Peonies and Canada Day!

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe that we are already in July?! Where did June go - I feel like it just flew by! I've had a quite week as the boys all went to the cabin for a few days to beat the heat by the river, so I had the house to myself! 

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July 1 marked a pretty big milestone for Alberta - all of our health restrictions were lifted (a few more still exist in long term care homes), but basically everything is lifted and things can go back to normal. Feels a little weird, but I'm pretty excited. I've missed my family and friends, got my second vaccine and have been starting to do more! I'm ready! What is like where you are? I know all provinces are in different places right now. 

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Speaking of things reopening, last weekend was my husband's birthday and we went out for dinner and drinks! We ate sushi and stopped for a drink, and it was nice to get out - we haven't been out in a long time and it was fun!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Manicure Monday - Pride Rainbow and Holographic Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone - hope you all had a great weekend and are staying cool if you are in the heat wave right now! 

Manicure Monday - Pride Rainbow and Holographic Nails
I purchased all the polishes in this post

The #CBBxManiMonday group is switching it up a little bit this month and the theme is Allyship - June is both Pride Month and Indigenous History Month. Each week we will be sharing manis based on our allyship with these causes and sharing resources to help draw attention to, informative information or agencies in our areas that are assisting people. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Five on Friday - June 26, 2021 ~ Fully Vaccinated, New Hair, Indigenous Peoples Day & Books, Summer, and Declutter

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you had a great week - it was a long week here, but happy for the weekend and it should be a good one! 

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Some books featured were received as review copies - this post contains affiliate links

This week I got my second Covid-19 vaccine - I'm doubled up on Pfizer and just awaiting my two weeks for it to kick in! I'm glad we were able to get number 2 before Summer time and am looking forward to Summer activities! I will be honest, the second one was a little rougher than the first - I had a fever and chills for about a day and a half the next day and was pretty tired, but still happy to have it done!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Project Pan 21 in 2021 ~ Update #3

I really enjoyed working on a project pan last, it really made me enjoy using up older products in my collection, so I was excited to start a new project pan in 2021 - I am hoping to use up or hit pan on 21 products in 2021! I will again, be focusing on all makeup products as I am pretty good about working through my skincare products. 

Project Pan 21 in 2021 ~ Update #3
The Estee and Rodial were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I started the project off with the first 10 products and will treat this like a rolling project - once I reach my goal, I will add a new product to the mix! On my first update, I reached my goal on 1 product, then with the second update, I finished another 2, so I'm down to 18 more products to go! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Natasha Denona Zendo Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches, 3 Makeup Looks and Thoughts

When Natasha Denona released the full sized Zendo palette recently, I knew I couldn't resist picking up the palette! It's lovely peachy, orange, reddish with some teal and green - it's a lovely combination of shades. I love the range of shades and finishes and I'm a big fan of the Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette. 

Natasha Denona Zendo Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches, 3 Makeup Looks and Thoughts
I purchased this palette on my own - this post contains affiliate links

I also love this sized palettes in the Natasha Denona formula - it's not as big of an investment as their $200 palettes, but has more variety than only 5 shades. I'm a huge fan of this size palettes and I would certainly pick up more in this size in colour stories that I like! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Manicure Tuesday - Heart Berry Nails

Happy Manicure Tuesday everyone - I'm a day late here, but I hope you all had a good weekend! I mentioned in yesterday's Shop My Stash makeup post, that Cheekbone Beauty shared a little origin story of the heart berry and it was beautiful - and this gorgeous seed card came in my order this month and the heart berry is the inspiration for my mani this week! 

Manicure Tuesday - Heart Berry Nails
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample

The #CBBxManiMonday group is switching it up a little bit this month and the theme is Allyship - June is both Pride Month and Indigenous History Month. Each week we will be sharing manis based on our allyship with these causes and sharing resources to help draw attention to, informative information or agencies in our areas that are assisting people. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

June Shop My Stash ~ Summer Bright Red Lipstick Look featuring Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipliner and Lipstick

June is Indigenous History month, and Cheekbone Beauty shared a beautiful story about the origin story of the strawberry or heart berry and it was beautiful (they look like hearts when they are cut in half) - they are so important because they symbolize our relationship with the mind, body, and spirit.

June Shop My Stash ~ Summer Bright Red Lipstick Look featuring Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipliner and Lipstick
The Estee Lauder was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

So, I was very inspired to complete a Heart Berry inspired makeup look and went and picked up a Sustain Lip Pencil and matching lipstick and I loooove these - the finish is stunning and the products both wore so well! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Five on Friday - June 18, 2021 ~ Kayaking, Aerie Haul, New Blume Rose Blend, Garden and Jumanji

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - I had a great past weekend, but got home late so it's been a long week (I took today off for a little me time and it was much needed!)

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

This past weekend, we went to the cabin for a little weekend of R&R at it was very much needed! We went kayaking down the river and it was lovely - we had a night of drinking mead and I got some relaxing time in and it was lovely! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sephora Collection Astrology Lip Stories Lipstick in Scorpio

Alright, I'm a total sucker for anything astrology, so if you make me a Scorpio lipstick, I will try it immediately - especially when it is only $10! 

Sephora Collection Astrology Lip Stories Lipstick in Scorpio
I purchased this lipstick - this post contains affiliate links

A few months ago, Sephora Collection came out with a whole astrology range of their #LipStories lipstick - I've tried a matte shade before in this line and I really liked it, so I couldn't wait to pick up the Scorpio shade right away! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Manicure Monday - Water Decal Feathers Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone - I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a nice weekend of rest and relaxation! 

Manicure Monday - Water Decal Feathers Nails
I purchased these products

This month the #CBBxManiMonday group is switching it up a little bit this month and the theme is Allyship - June is both Pride Month and Indigenous History Month. Each week we will be sharing manis based on our allyship with these causes and sharing resources to help draw attention to, informative information or agencies in our areas that are assisting people. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Five on Saturday - June 12, 2021 ~ Calgary Zoo Dinosaurs, Canelo's Ice Cream, Soccer, The Bachelorette and Dole Whip Dupe!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! It's been a busy week and I am going to enjoy a lovely weekend of rest and relaxation! (But, on an exciting note, I booked my second covid dose and I'm happy to be fully vaccinated soon!)

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I purchased everything in this post

This past weekend we went to The Calgary Zoo - they have some new animatronic dinosaurs so we had to take the boys to see them and they loved them! They had to go through twice so we didn't miss anything and it is always a perfect day at the Zoo! 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum & Eye Supercharged Complex

These products may be starting a competition for products with the longest names; but, it's a good thing the formulas are fantastic, so I can overlook the tounge-twisters! 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum & Eye Supercharged Complex
These products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

But, really there are plenty of products with long names - they just describe the whole product in one go, so there are no questions about what the product is! I have been a fan of Estee Lauder skincare products for quite some time. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Danessa Myricks Beauty - Colorfix Cream Pigment and Vision Flush Try-on and Thoughts

I was very excited when I saw not too long ago that Danessa Myricks Beauty announced that they were coming to Sephora Canada! Danessa Myricks is an international makeup artist and her brand has really unique and innovative formulas that really stand out as something new on the market, which I love! 

Danessa Myricks Beauty - Colorfix Cream Pigment and Vision Flush Try-on and Thoughts
I purchased these products on my own - this post contains affiliate links

The range of products include a dew wet hydrating balm, beauty oil, adjustable coverage concealer and foundation and more. What I love about the products is that all seem to be multi-purpose and work in a variety of ways - I appreciate that for working makeup artists, but also for the convenience of regular makeup wearers to have products that cover multiple areas! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Manicure Monday - Dotted Trans Flag Pink, Blue and White Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone - I hope you all had a great weekend! 

Manicure Monday - Dotted Trans Flag Pink, Blue and White Nails
The Bio Sculpture & China Glaze polish were received as PR samples

This month the #CBBxManiMonday group is switching it up a little bit this month and the theme is Allyship - June is both Pride Month and Indigenous History Month. Each week we will be sharing manis based on our allyship with these causes and sharing resources to help draw attention to, informative information or agencies in our areas that are assisting people. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Monthly Beauty Haul - May 2021

I always love these haul posts - it's a way to keep track of everything that I picked up every month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Last year, I got a little crazy about trying to stick to a crazy budget and this year I'm just going to buy what I want and try and be reasonable about my purchases! 

(Also, I'm only sharing what I received every month now since I'm not trying to stick to a crazy budget, so some things I ordered in May will show up in my June haul now if they don't show up on time, ect!)

Monthly Beauty Haul - May 2021
I purchased everything in this post

Sephora Order ~ $126.01 CAN. I couldn't resist picking up the Natasha Denona Zendo palette - it's the midsized palettes, so $87 and it's lovely. I love this colour story and I've played with it once so far (I need to do more makeup asap!) Also, the Pat McGrath kits were on sale so I couldn't resist! Then, the add on code was the Milk mascara. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Monthly Beauty Favourites - May 2021

Here's a look at what I was loving in May:

Monthly Beauty Favourites - May 2021
The Dr. Teals and Skoah were received as PR samples

This month I wasn't trying or playing with a ton of makeup, so this might be my first Favourites in a long time that doesn't have any makeup products in it! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Five on Friday - June 4, 2021 ~ Monthly Makeup Basket, The Nature of Witches Book Review, Rollerblading and Declutter!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - it was so crazy hot in Calgary this week, and it was so warm and beautiful! 

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Monthly Makeup Basket
I purchased everything in this post 

I have been keeping up my Monthly Makeup Baskets throughout this pandemic; but, I am finding it a little hard to use everything in a single month as I am wearing masks all the time. So, for now, I am going to do bi-monthly baskets just so I can get a little more use out of the products that I'm using! 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Summer 2021 - The Jilly Box Subscription

I'm a big fan of Jillian Harris, so when she announced last year that she was starting a subscription box, I was so excited! The box started with the Winter 2019 box and sadly, I was not one of the lucky originals who won a subscription spot, so I sign up every season and hope to get picked for a lottery spot! 

Summer 2021 - The Jilly Box Subscription
I purchased this box - this post contains affiliate links

The Jilly Box is a quarterly seasonal subscription box - the products within the box include some of Jillian’s (and Team Jilly’s!) favourite items (and brands) from home decor, fashion, bath and beauty, health and wellness, accessories perfect for each season. Some of the items included will be custom designed exclusively for the Jilly Box. The Jilly Box really focuses on including products from small, local businesses while being ethically sourced and inclusive. They also focus on reducing plastic waste and packaging - the big boxes can be turned inside out and reused! Also, they try to include Canadian, woman owned brands, and this box also includes 3 LGBTQ+, BIPOC and Minority owned brands! 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Manicure Monday - Cats & Flowers Reverse Stamped Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend - it was so lovely here, I spent all weekend in my garden getting it all set up! (Thank goodness one hand survived the weekend, so I could still do my nails!)

Manicure Monday - Cats & Flowers Reverse Stamped Nails
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

Okay, I'm getting back in to the nail stamping game, because it is something I need to get better at! And, I'm drawing on my crazy cat lady vibes for this week's Spring nails! 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Five on Friday - May 28, 2021 ~ Cobbs Adventure Park, May Owlcrate Box, Focaccia Art, Sport Chek Haul and Alberta Reopening Plan

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a good week - I love a short work week, but, it always feels busier at work trying to get everything done in 4 days instead of 5! 

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Cobbs Adventure Park
I purchased anything mentioned in this post - this post contains affiliate links

Last weekend we took the family to Cobbs Adventure Park (outdoor activities are open right now and this is a big farm space) and we finally got good weather to spend the whole day there. It is the cutest - the wallabies and kangaroos are adorable, plus there were so many other activities to entertain the kids, it was a perfect day! We will certainly be going back there again! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

New Benefit Cosmetics Face Palette - Fouroscope Air Goddess Palette

I'm really excited for today's post because I was actually excited about the new Benefit face palettes! I've heard great things about their face product; but, I never tried them because their regular single packaging is quite bulky. A few years ago Benefit came out with the lovely face trios for the holidays and I missed out and the reviews were great, so I told myself the next time that they released a face palette I was interested in, I was going to grab it right away! 

New Benefit Cosmetics Face Palette - Fouroscope Air Goddess Palette
I purchased this palette myself

Enter the new Fouroscope face palettes - I instantly knew that I wanted to pick one of them up! (Also, I'm not sure why they called them Fouroscope and then only released three of them: Air, Earth and Fire - where is the Water one?!) 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Manicure Monday - Flower French Mani Tips

Happy Manicure Monday - hope you all had a great weekend (and are enjoying the long weekend Monday!)

Manicure Monday - Flower French Mani Tips
The Morgan Taylor polish was received as a PR sample

I've been seeing these little flower french mani tips everywhere lately and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try! I did a light peachy-pink base with purple flowers on the tips (in hindsight, I could have used different colours, but the contrast between the base and the flowers is a little more prominent in person!)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Skincare Sunday - Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm (a.k.a. I Found The One Cleansing Balm To Rule Them All)

Spoiler alert - if you read my April Monthly Beauty Favourites, you will know already that I love this (plus the title of this probably gives away my thoughts!) 

Skincare Sunday - Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm (a.k.a. I Found The One Cleansing Balm To Rule Them All)
This was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

I've been a huge fan of cleansing balms and the double cleansing system for a long time; but, I'm not a huge fan of scooping my hands in to a pot. Over the past year a few brands have come out with cleansing balms in a tube and I am here for it! 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Five on Friday - May 21, 2021 ~ Fable & Namesake Book Reviews, Spring Blooms, Tea Dragons, and David's Tea and Book Outlet Hauls

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a good week - pretty normal week over here, but good because I did bring my older son in for his vaccine this week and I'm so glad that all of us eligible here have our first vaccines! 

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fable and namesake adrienne young
I purchased all the products in this post - this post contains affiliate links

Alright, can I first say that I cannot get over how gorgeous these books are - they are the most stunning pair I've ever seen. Seriously, so gorgeous! Now, Fable and Namesake are a YA Fantasy Adventure duology by Adrienne Young. Fable came out in September 2020 and Namesake just came out in March 2021. This is a young adult, but I find it reads like a new adult or a little older, especially the second book!  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Terra Moons Cosmetics Urban Outfitters Exclusive Celestial Eyeshadow Set - Cosmic Neon

Terra Moons Cosmetics was on my list of brands I wanted to try this year, so when they came out with a couple of exclusive sets with Urban Outfitters earlier this year, I had to pick one up to try them out! 

Terra Moons Cosmetics Urban Outfitters Exclusive Celestial Eyeshadow Set - Cosmic Neon
I purchased this set myself - this post contains affiliate links

I was really hoping to pick up the shimmery set; but, it sold out super fast, so I picked up one of the neon sets and was excited - I don't have any neon pigments in my eyeshadow collection and I'm excited to have a few to incorporate in to my looks! 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Manicure Monday - Holo Taco Magenta Jelly & Scratch Groundbreaking Nail Wraps

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend - it was so beautiful in Calgary, so I was happy to enjoy a weekend outside in the yard and at the park! 

Manicure Monday - Holo Taco Magenta Jelly & Scratch Groundbreaking Nail Wraps
I purchased everything in this post

This sunny weekend was the perfect inspiration to use the holographic polish I just picked up from Holo Taco! I have been wanting to try this polish brand for so long, and they did not disappoint! 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Five on Saturday - May 15, 2021 ~ May TBR, Mother's Day, Princess Tumbler, Palettes of the Week, and Topbox Circle Surprise

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all had a good week! It was a pretty normalish week around here, nothing out of the ordinary for us! 

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TDATD and TPH books are review e-arcs, everything else was purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Time to share my TBR list for May! I will always pick up a book when I see a gorgeous cover and I've collected a few lovely ones lately - these are all stunning covers and they all sort of have creepy weird vibes, which feels like a fun theme for the month! I always try and plan my reading with themes; but, honestly, I usually manage to stick to the theme for most of the month, then I grab something I'm in the mood for, which is usually different!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Lush Kitchen Subscription Box ~ Vol. 12 May 2021

I've made it pretty clear here that I'm a big Lushie, so naturally I was very excited last year when Lush Kitchen announced that they were starting a subscription box, of course I ordered it right away and the first box was in May! It is a little pricey with the conversion to Canada; but, I've only been getting it every couple of months, so I consider it a fun subscription box splurge! 

Lush Kitchen Subscription Box ~ Vol. 12 May 2021
I purchased this book on my own

The Lush Kitchen Subscription box is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive Lush Labs goodies made exclusively for the box - every month subscribers vote on the monthly menu of products that they would or would not like to see in the box, so you can help pick what is included in the box! Also, all of the products included in each box will be vegan. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Happy 7 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Self Care Giveaway Supporting All Local Calgary Brands!

Today, May 12, marks the 7th Blogiversary of See The World in PINK! It's a little crazy that 7 years ago I started this blog with a little Manicure Monday post - Hearts, Glitter and Stripes! I actually started this blog with reviewing subscription boxes and my manicures (so they have been a regular since the start!)

It took me a couple of years before I started 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 7 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 over the past few years in this little space! 

Happy 7 Year Blogiversary! Celebrating With A Self Care Giveaway Supporting All Local Calgary Brands!
I purchased everything myself for this giveaway

I always like to use my Blogiversary as a way of saying thank you to YOU for reading my blog or popping in here and there if a post interested you - either way I always appreciate someone reading my posts! I'm 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! 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Manicure Monday - Sunflower Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend - it was rainy and snowy here all weekend, but at least that means everything will be green and we can start to have some flowers soon! 

Manicure Monday - Sunflower Nails
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample

But until we have real flowers, chocolate flowers will do just fine, right?! I Purdy's chocolates had the cutest chocolate lollipops for Mother's Day, so naturally I hinted very strongly that the boys should pick some up and they got a delicious sunflower for me!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Monthly Beauty Empties - March & April 2021

Here's a look at my March and April Beauty Empties:

Monthly Beauty Empties - March & April 2021
Some products may have been received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links 

Milk Makeup Kush High Volumizing Mascara ~ sample size shown (full size is $32.00 CAN). A high-volume mascara formulated with heart-shaped fibers, conditioning hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, and pure pigments for an intense black finish.

I think a lot of the mascaras I've been trying lately have not been living up to their claims, and this one finally did! It is very volumizing and looks fantastic on my lashes - it makes them full and dark and keeps my lashes full and thick all day! I think it may smudge a tiny bit after a really long day, but I'm pretty picky about that and I didn't mind after the end because it looked so nice on the lashes! 
Repurchase: Maybe 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Relaxing Bubblebath Night With Dr. Teals Melatonin Epsom Salts and Foaming Bath

It's been a week around here (or if we are being real, it's been a year, right?!) I know that my general stress have been pretty high since the pandemic and all this up and down with restrictions, plus personal and work things has me feeling pretty wound up and burnt out lately. 

Relaxing Bubblebath Night With Dr. Teals Melatonin Epsom Salts and Foaming Bath
These were received as PR samples

All of this has been piling up and was impacting my sleep, so I have started to be very deliberate in making sure I'm implementing a solid bedtime routine to help me settle and make sure I'm sleeping well.