Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Favorite Scents ~ Japanese Cherry Blossom

Hey guys! 

I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite scents {Japanese Cherry Blossom} I am not a huge fan of perfumes per say but I do love a good body spray {and the occasional perfume}

The notes {from the Bath & Body works website}
  • Top Notes: Asian Pear, Fuji Apple, Ume Plum
  • Mid Notes: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals
  • Dry Notes: Vanilla Rice, Imperial Amber, Silk Musk, Cinnamon Incense, Himalayan Cedarwood, Creamy Sandalwood
The notes I have made bold are the ones that really stand out to me when using this. This retails for $14 CAD at Bath & Body works and if you're like me and have a dozen other fragrances in your repertoire this will last you through the ages!
Of course it is a floral and quite sweet smelling scent which I know a lot of people dislike but because it's just a body spray it dies down a lot quicker so the scent isn't overpowering which I like, yes you do have to re spritz every now and then but not a big deal as if you wanted something that lasted you most likely would have vied for the eau de toilette.
Your favorite scent?



Monday, 18 January 2016

e.l.f. - Cream Eyeliner

Hello again!

Eyeliner - my can't live without beauty product 

I have tried a wide range of eyeliners of different kinds and colors. I will always come back to black as its such a classic. Today I wanted to talk about my favorite eyeliner find, e.l.f.s cream eyeliner(Black) E.l.f. has many other shades in this liner and I haven't tried it but I am definitely going to pick up the shade Teal Tease it looks gorgeous!
This liner comes with a small brush as well which I tossed in the trash as I ordered a brush set with this as well. {The brush above is from the set - small angled brush} so I cannot comment on the brush as I never actually used it...

 On e.l.f.s website they claim this liner is; "smudge proof, budge proof and water resistant and can combat tears, rain and sweat."

Let's see about that...


The above photos are number of times I wiped this with a makeup remover wipe.

I have cried with this on and can attest that tears do not smudge it however if you do need to get it off it will come off pretty easily with water and a good makeup remover!
 I also use this on my waterline and it just about holds up through an eight hour work day which for $3.00 is incredible. This is the only cream liner I've used however I did have a variety of eyeliners on the go and therefore did not use up my container before it dried out but it still took a few good months before it dried out.

What's your favorite type of eyeliner to use? 




I don't usually set resolutions and this list isn't so much about a "New Year's Resolution" but what I'd like to achieve for myself in 2016 (I know it's almost a month in and I'm doing this now...better late than never)

  • Travel
  • Get my blog and posts more organized
  • Interact more with other bloggers
  • Get better with keeping ALL my social media accounts updated
Those are a few out of a list of many.
What do you hope to achieve this year?



Little known fact: I LOVE musicals, such a huge fan. RENT is one of my favorites and the opening song "Seasons Of Love" is by far one of the best in the movie...well actually they're all good.

If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend you watch it. It is on the Canadian netflix for your viewing pleasure ;)



Friday, 15 January 2016

SET ME UP - 24 HR Hold

Are you guys sick of hairspray posts yet?!

I just can't seem to find a holy grail hairspray actually....I've yet to find any "holy grail" hair product. Why is it so hard?

Quick little post today, I know this doesn't follow my Friday faves but since I don't have a favourite product at the moment this is what you get but I hope you still like it!

Herbal Essences is a inexpensive drugstore line of products who have been around for as long as I can remember. I really do like the majority of Herbal Essences products I've tried and the different hairsprays I've tried are by far the best smelling ones I've used.

This one was not a WOW factor for me, another average hairspray out of the hundred's I've probably tried at this point...Smells wonderful like all the other ones but makes your hair crunchy and that's not a great look it also makes it hard to brush through. The crunchiness could be attributed to the MAX hold factor but I don't want my hair to look and like its coated in grease. It does give a great hold though but it doesn't look good which is part of the point of using hairspray. I'l use it up but will continue the search for that perfect hairspray.

I'd like to apologize for my blog lately, I know it's been kind of boring. 
What do you guys want to see let me know because I want you guys to like he content I'm posting. 



Monday, 11 January 2016

Musical Mondays - Adele Throwback

Hey guys,
So last night as I was cleaning an old Adele favorite of mine popped up on the good old Itunes.
Take It All. I love Adele her music is for the most part beautifully sad but oh so wonderful.

So I will leave you with this and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



Saturday, 9 January 2016

Dollar Store Diamonds

Hey everyone!

It's been a while due to the Holidays and such. I hope all of you had excellent holidays and stuffed your face with as much food as possible because I know I did.

I feel like people completely underestimate dollar stores I mean really underestimate. For example Dollarama sells brand name items like Essie and Dove soap and cleaning supplies like Lysol all for much cheaper than you could even find them at Wal Mart yet so many of us just don't want to shop at a dollar store well let me say this if you are one of those people you are missing out big time..here's why....

Last Christmas I got a Mariposa nail polish set {all glitter polishes} and as you may be able to tell from my above rant they are from....you guessed it, Dollarama!

By far the best glitter nail polish I have come across. There were six and I've used three and all have performed equally well. I used the gold polish for this post but previously tried a light pale blue and a more royal blue (love both wore them over a white base coat) I did not use a base or a top coat for this. The above took three coats to complete but is completely opaque. Most glitter based polish does not dry fast or at all even but one coat of this dried in about a minute which made it seem like doing my nails wasn't a chore! I've had this on for four days and not ONE chip. Don't underestimate the dollar store you guys there are some diamond products hidden inside! The only thing I didn't like and it was just a personal preference, was that I don't feel the colour suits me I feel like it washed me out. Can nail polish even do that?  Other than that five stars all around for this gem.

Do you shop at the dollar store and have you ever found any wonderful products?