Friday, 25 May 2018

*Hello Flavor - BBQ Box

Hello loves!

I'm living for the hot weather we've been having lately, I love summer! (Who doesn't?)
Influenster teamed up with Hello Flavor to curate a BBQ Essentials box, perfect for the summer season. 

Ok, I'll admit it I don't actually have any propane for my BBQ at the moment (oops) so I made my burger boring old stove top style. There were four items in the box.

Club House Flavor Packet (Bourbon & Brown Sugar) Not Pictured

I'm not one for Bourbon as I find it to be an extremely overpowering flavor so I didn't have high hopes going into this. I was pleasantly surprised! I made my patty then coated it in the mixture to grill it. The brown sugar gave it a very sweet flavor while the bourbon gave it a subtle kick. It was a lovely balanced spice and I'm definitely interested in trying the other flavors on offer!

Club House La Grille Spicy Montreal Steak Spice

 We've all tried the original Montreal Steak Spice but I won't ever be going back to it after trying the spiced up version. This stuff is bomb, not as spicy as my beloved Sriracha however but if you're looking for that extra something give this a go.

Frank's Red Hot Sauce

I'm sorry Franks but Sriracha will always be number one. To me Frank's just doesn't provide enough hotness.

 French's Mustard/Ketchup

French's, you will never be able to compete with my love of Heinz Ketchup. I'm a brand snob when it comes to condiments. Peanut Butter, butter, ketchup, hot sauce you name it, I have a brand that I love and I very rarely stray. Sorry but not really.

*These products were sent to me for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.*

How do you like to make your summer meals?


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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Summer Bucket List

Good afternoon loves!

Summer's pretty much here and I'm determined to make the most of it this year. I found this cute Summer Bucket List on pinterest, originally created by Tastebud Travels
I've already checked off the things that I've done this year (the parts I've considered to be summer anyways) and will keep it updated. My goal is to accomplish as much from this list as I can!

What are your summer plans?


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Monday, 14 May 2018

morphe - Copper Spice


Hello loves!
Being a Canadian, I despise online shopping due to the outrageous shipping charges. Morphe has always been one of those brands I just couldn't bring myself to order from. Before Christmas my mom and I were in a store called Showcase (selling TV/infomercial items) and low and behold I glanced over and there was a stand full of Morphe products! My lovely mother grabbed me the Copper Spice palette for Christmas and would you believe I'm just getting around to using it now?!

There are 25 shades in mattes and shimmers, the color scheme is a neutral lovers dream.
This is the perfect palette for those who work in an office environment and are looking for something simple and easy to wear. Upon application there is virtually no fall out and the mattes and shimmers are all pigmented and apply like a dream. I had no trouble blending these out, they blended smoothly together with minimal effort. They wore extremely well through my eight hour work day with no creasing. I think this might be the only palette I've used that hasn't creased within 8 hours and that was with a primer underneath. I'm curious to try these out with no primer to see if they work as well.
At $29.99 CAD for twenty five shadows, you can't go wrong. Well, unless you're a color lover...but for us neutral fans you will not be disappointed.

What's your favorite Morphe palette?

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Covergirl Vitalist Elixir

Good morning loves!

The Healthy Vitalist Elixir Foundation is the newest release from Covergirl.
It claims to be a hydrating formula with buildable coverage. I purchased mine in the lightest shade (605 Ivory) which is still too dark for me and it does oxidize throughout the day on top of that, pale people beware.
I bought this because RawBeautyKristi raved about it and while I do like the finish I wish they would release more shades.
While it claims to be hydrating I'd say it's more of a natural matte finish, it doesn't completely suck the moisture out of your skin but it certainly doesn't leave you with that dewy glow either. It wore well everywhere except my nose. I cannot for the life of me find a foundation that doesn't break up on the nose so if anyone has any recommendations please leave a comment! It sits well on the top of the skin and can be built to full coverage if needed without looking too cakey.
I prefer a more dewy foundation for the summer but would certainly look into purchasing this again in the winter months.

What's your go-to foundation for summer?


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