Saturday, 30 April 2016


Hey everyone!

I wanted to share an OOTD with you. My dog completely photo bombed me but I think it turned out pretty well, haha.

Necklace - Mexico
Dress - My mom's closet, of course
Boots - Forever 21

I want to start doing a lot more OOTD posts and you will notice that a lot of my dresses are my mom's that no longer fit her so of course like a vulture I grab them before she can give them to anyone else!

Hope you like it!



Friday, 29 April 2016


Hey guys, I wanted to share the contents of my bag of wonders with you all.
If you enjoy the video, please comment, like and subscribe!


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Lancome - Red Stiletto

Hey everyone!

I think I may have found my new favourite red lipstick (current favourite: Russian Red - MAC) and this is surprising for me as I didn't think anything would replace Russian Red as my favourite! I've owned this lipstick for a while now but never appreciated it until now this moment.

Red Stiletto is part of Lancomes Color Design Lipsticks. ($36 CAD) It's a cream finish and glides beautifully on the lips with amazing pigmentation. The swatch above was only one swipe across my hand! Hello color pay off! This lasted through almost my whole work day until...I ate pizza and greasy food tends to kill a lipstick no matter how amazing the staying power may be, even then the outline of my mouth was still very bright red. I only had to re apply once and the color stayed bold and did not transfer everywhere as reds are known to do. The formula didn't dry out my lips at all and it looked great all day, no settling into lines or accentuating dry patches. I have no gripes with this at all and that color is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S.



Monday, 25 April 2016



Hey everyone! 
I wanted to write about life today. Lately, it seems life is just beating me down in all aspects from work, my relationship and even family. I won't go into to much detail but I recently found out my grandma has been hospitalized, my relationship is on the rocks and I work in an industry that doesn't always hold up during economic recession. It's extremely difficult to keep your head up when everything in life seems to go wrong and I don't know why but it always seems as if everything bad happens at one time as if one thing isn't enough. I'm going to begin putting more time into the things I really love such as fashion. After sitting down and thinking about what's been happening recently im realizing that I need to look after myself first and put my needs and well being before worrying about other people who really don't seem interested in my well being. Life is hard but all you can do is get back up and keep going, no matter how hard it beats you down.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Brand Love: Aveeno

Does anyone else have that certain brand, where no matter what product you try you are never disappointed? Avenue is that brand for me. As you should know if you've been reading my blog for a while, I suffer with very dry skin. Not just on my face, my entire body. I used to have a bad case of eczema on my legs as a kid. So bad that I used to scream when my mom put lotion on me. Luckily my legs are no longer scaly and embarrassing. I believe I more or less grew out of it as it seemed to go away as I got older and I really didn't start using lotion until my late teens. My mom always preached to me the importance of lotion and now I know why.

Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion has been the only lotion moisturizing enough for my body, all others I've tried immediately sink in and I'm left with dry skin in about an hour. I haven't used the above face products yet but will report back when I do. I don't expect any disappointments though. I'm really excited to use them as my face is always parched. Unfortunately I'm almost through that entire bottle! 

Avenue truly is a great brand all around.


Tuesday, 19 April 2016


Hey everyone!

Wanted to share a quick little "Nails of the day"
For this I used E.L.F.s Flirty Fuschia as my base and for the glitter I used a Mariposa dollar store polish, don't knock em till you try em.

I know they aren't the neatest but I still wanted to show you.



Sunday, 17 April 2016

Skincare Wishlist

Skincare Essentials
Hey everyone!
This should have said "Skincare Wishlist" Not essentials. These are skincare products that I am currently coveting
Believe it or not I've never tried Clinique products but this set is meant for dry skin and I've heard nothing about good things about the brand so would love to give this set a try!
Fresh is another brand I've heard a lot of hype around and anything that is meant for "Deep Hydration" is right up my alley as I suffer from very dry skin.
The Burt's Bee's wipes I've actually tried before but not the apricot ones. I loved the other ones I've used and would love to try these too.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, another product I've heard MANY good things about. I've even heard it's better than the Bioderma Micellar Cleansing Water.
Rose Water hand cream. L'occataine has hand creams just like this and I loved the other scents Ive tried and you can always use a spare hand cream in your purse. Am I right ladies?

What are you currently coveting for your skin?


Clinique face cleanser
115 CAD -

Fresh face moisturizer
51 CAD -

Burt s Bees face cleanser
7.68 CAD -

Garnier face care
1.82 CAD -

7.96 CAD -

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Nude Lipstick Collection

Hey guys!

Who else loves nudes? It seems like everyone does these days. I don't think the trend will ever die, not that I want it to. I want to share my nude lipstick collection with you guys and I hope you enjoy it and find some new nudes to pick up!

COVERGIRL Dulce De Leche - As you can tell from the above swatch this is a very light pink nude, barely visible on my arm. All the COVERGIRL lipsticks I've tried have great pigmentation but do tend to stain a slightly different color. This one didn't stain a different color but is very creamy so you do need to reapply a bit more than usual but that's my only gripe!

Lancome Pale Lip Cream - When swatched on the arm this shows up much darker then it does on the lips. On the lips it's really light. I got this from one of many Lancome bonuses so I'm not sure if you can buy this shade individually. This one is another creamy lipstick so obviously you need to reapply a little more often. I discovered the other day that I have another tube of this so I won't be running out any time soon.

Revlon Nude Attitude - I wasn't even going to buy this as there are very mixed reviews most people either hated it or loved it but I figured why not try it out any how? So I did and I don't hate but I don't love it. I like the color but this clings to dry patches like no other and even after exfoliating and adding a layer of lip balm underneath it still managed to accentuate every crack and dry part of my lips. So I like the color...but the formula is another story. Oh well, at least it wasn't too expensive.

Rimmel Kate Moss 40, 42 and 14 - I'm going to group the Rimmel ones together as I have similar things to say about them. Shade 40/42 are from the Kate Moss Nude range which was released last summer I believe. 42 is much darker than 40 as you can see from the swatch. I prefer shade 40 I like lighter nudes even though I am more fair, I don't feel like they wash me out and brown toned nudes don't look as nice on me as pink toned nudes. I love all the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. I own about 20 of them alone and still don't own the whole range. The finish of these is perfect, the formulation is fantastic and the pigmentation is on point. I should mention that these retail for $6.99 CAD. SEVEN DOLLARS you guys, I don't think you could do much better. 

MAC Velvet Teddy (Matte) - If you've read any of my other posts you should know I love MAC's matte lipsticks. I know we've all heard the hype around this color and for good reason. I recently picked this one up and I love it. The color is just gorgeous! It is a matte so it's drying but if you're looking for a perfect nude, this could be it. I find MAC's matte range to last almost my entire 8 hour work day without needing to reapply, so I have no complaints about Velvet Teddy.

MAC Shy Girl (Creemsheen) - A nude peach toned color. Oh Shy Girl, I wanted to love this but I have to say this is probably my least favorite MAC lippe I own and here's why. It settles into every crack and accentuated every dry patch. I can't just swipe this one on unfortunately. For this to even work a little bit for me I have to exfoliate and make sure I've left no dry patch behind, layer a lip balm and even then somehow this finds it way into the creases of my lips and it transfers a lot. I really do like the color but I don't think I'll be picking up Shy Girl again anytime soon.

MAC Patisserie (Lustre) - A sheer creamy pink nude. I didn't think this would be so sheer when I bought it, if I had known I wouldn't have picked it up because like I said before I love to rock a bold lip. It's got a nice shimmer to it though and if you're looking for nice nude for work since this one doesn't have much pigmentation it would be great. 

MAC Peachstock (Satin) - Peach nude, very similar in color to Revlon's Nude Attitude. I really love this color even though it's very light it pulls orange on my lips so it doesn't look like concealer on my very fair skin. The formula though is a satin which just like the Creemsheen formula loves to cling to dry patches, buyer beware. When I first bought it, I was researching reviews and found out his used to be a PRO product, so glad it's permanent now! I will pick up another one just because of color alone, I love it that much.

MAC Myth (Satin) - I would call this a true nude, this can wash me out if not used sparingly. I try to stipple it on instead of just wiping it on. Wiping it on makes me look dead because the color is so light and I'm fairly pale. Even if you don't like this lipstick I think it is a good staple as it can be used to tone down other lipsticks. This one doesn't seem to cling to dry areas quite as bad so it's workable. I am glad I picked up Myth even though it may took me a while longer to get through a tube as I don't use it often.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Benefit Gloss - Dandelion & Hoola

Hey everyone!

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I know I did. The man and I went to British Columbia and spent about 95% of our whole weekend outdoors with our pup. I love time spent in the sun.

I wanted to talk about Lip gloss. I don't know if I've mentioned before but I am not a fan and believe me I've tried. I've seen some tinted lip glosses on the market but I LOVE a bold lip and rock one just about everyday so lip gloss for me is just.... I don't even really take time anymore to look at different ones. I am quick to judge though, I'll be the first to admit. I haven't gone shopping looking for a super pigmented gloss. I know they exist I just I don't like the stickiness of gloss or overall feel so if you know one that feels more like a lipstick, let me know below!

On to two of I think four lip glosses I own (which is nothing if you've seen my lipstick collection)
Benefit Cosmetics lip gloss in the shades "Hoola" & "Dandelion"

Both of these are super sheer as you can see. Dandelion gives a nice tinted pink sheer, I don't totally hate either of these but I wouldn't buy the full sizes. Dandelion would look really gorgeous over a nude or light pink lipstick. Hoola is a pink toned brown gloss I'd say. When I wear this I wear it alone  or over top a nude lipstick. 

Benefit's glosses are sticky and I have long hair with a lot of fly aways and it constantly get's stuck on my lips when wearing these which is another negative for me for lip gloss. Like I said these are extremely sheer, I wouldn't even really say they show any color when on the lips. I am honestly glad I didn't buy the little Benefit sets these came in for these or I would have been extremely disappointed. These are both from the Ultra Plush line and retail for $16 USD on the Benefit site. 

If you like lip gloss give em' a go but for my bolder lip ladies like myself, skip this one.



What are some highly pigmented lip glosses?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

{March Favorites}

Oh boy, what a flattering thumbnail that is. 
So I was going to make this into a blog post but instead I thought why not do a video? and that's exactly what I did!