Dec 30, 2012

My Favourite Products In 2012

These are my favourite beauty products from 2012! Most of them were released in previous years, so these are just products that I've really loved through out this year. 
From left to right the products are Essie's Turquoise and Caicos, Revlon's Bold Sangria, a Revlon lip butter in Berry Smoothie, an EOS lip balm in Honey Suckle, Urban Decay's eyeliner in Zero, Fresh's lip balm in Sugar, a YSL mascara, and The Body Shops, Aloe Eye Defense.  
These are all great products that actually do what they claim they to! I feel like all products should meet that requirement sadly not all do, but these ones definitely do.

Happy New Year's!

Dec 27, 2012

New Year's Eve Nails

I'm pretty sure I've had my nails painted red for the past few weeks, so although red nails might be a good choice for New Year's I think this colour is even better. I feel like it's a bit more unique than silver of gold but still incorporates that beautiful shiny effect. This is Essie's Aruba Blue but almost every other nail polish brand  has a colour like this in their collection. This nail polish made me love Essie nail polishes even more. I could have just used one coat and it went on so smoothly. That kind of surprised me because some times their nail polishes are sticky. So when we enter into 2013 I'll be entering with this pretty polish applied. 

Dec 15, 2012

My Christmas Playlist

These are just some of my favourite songs for the holiday season!

Dec 11, 2012

For Fans Of The Hunger Games and Twilight

I really wish that Suzanne Collins would write another book to add to the Hunger Games series maybe one that shows life in the society right before they started making each district play in the games. Since that's not happening I've found a couple of series that are are equally as great.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver is my new favourite book, it takes place in a dystopian society where love is a disease. It's written so amazingly and I'm super excited for the third book in the series to come out in May!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater another book that is part of a trilogy is more for fans of Twilight because it's a love story about werewolves. I really love this series and I think it would make a good holiday gift because the cover is kind of wintry looking. 

Dec 10, 2012

Red Velvet Lips

The first time I put on this Revlon Lip Butter in the colour Red Velvet I was really disappointed because the colour seemed super dark. After trying it out a couple of times though I've grown to love it. If you dab it on your lips it gives you a "I just ate raspberries tint" and when you apply it intensely it is actually flattering. The only thing I have against this products is that after the second application it dries out your lips a bit so I try to pair it with a lip balm.

Dec 7, 2012

Justin Bieber Believe Concert

This past weekend I went to a Justin Bieber concert. Besides the fact that at some points I didn't know where  he was on stage because I was in section 500, it was amazing. 
Everything was really stimulating from the dancing, singing, and the thousands of fire works.
 Overall it was just a great night!

Nov 24, 2012

Cute But Impossible

This liquid liner by L'OREAL works really well as far as I'm concerned but I don't know how to use it.
When I try and wing it out I can never ever get it to look the same on both sides. One eye will look fine, so will the other but the lines are going in different directions. So for now this product will sit in my vanity waiting for the day I figure out how to use it.

Nov 18, 2012

Christmas Lips

These are some of my favourite lip products and they all happen to be Christmas themed so they make good Christmas gifts. 
Tinsel Town is by Philosophy it's sticky but it lasts for a long time, has tons of pigment, and shine.

This gloss my Maybelline isn't marketed as a Christmas product but it definitely could be one because it smells like candy canes. This is a pretty basic lip gloss but it's good.

This Lip Smackers lip balm in Candy Cane Treat was one of my first lip balms and it's amazing. It smells SO good and is really moisturizing. It may sound weird but I like putting this on after I brush my teeth at night because it doesn't clash with the minty flavour of tooth paste. The lip balm in the back is my Simple Pleasures and has a really amazing vanilla scent (sometimes I feel like eating, but I don't). It also had a lot of moisture.

Nov 16, 2012

Cozy Cashmere

This eyeshadow set from Maybelline called Cozy Cashmere is really great. It's great because it can look natural but can also create a more intense eye look. The colours are natural glittery shades but they last for a decent amount of time and they also don't make you look like you have glitter all over your face (this seems to happen to me a lot when I apply eyeshadow). 

Nov 7, 2012

Fall Into Winter Outfit

I think this outfit I "created" is a great transitional one between fall and winter. If you need to make it appropriate for warmer weather ditch the had and super tall boots. For colder weather add a blazer or some other type of jacket.

Oct 28, 2012

Cute Fall DIY Candles

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On Pinterest I've found some really cute DIY candle ideas like the ones above. I plan on trying out the one with sticks and the leaf one but I'm pretty sure they might just be a fire hazard. If they work out they'll also work as great gifts. 
To look at my Pinterest click here!

Oct 10, 2012

All That Orange

So far I've been liking fall. Being able to wear jeans and sweaters, drinking warm drinks, and all that good fall themed food. These are a few pictures I've taken of my fall so far, it consisted of a bit more than shoes, pie, and my cat but hope you enjoy!

Oct 6, 2012

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes

These are a few nail polishes that I love to wear during this time of year. From left to right Essie's "Sand Tropez, Nicole by O.P.I's "Show Your Care", Essie's "Glamour Purse", and finally Revlon's "Bold Sangria". I love the colours of these nail polishes but also how easy it is to apply them. 

Oct 4, 2012

Favourite Fall Lip Colours

Fall is my favourite time to wear red/darker lip colours. My favourites are CoverGirl's Natureluxe in the colour Muscat and YSL's lipstick in the colour Rouge Pur Couture. 

Muscat is a deeper red colour but is great if you don't want too much of a statement because the colour doesn't go on to intense. Rug Pur Couture on the other hand goes on a lot more intense. With just one coat it's not too dark though. 

Sep 28, 2012

Revlon Balm Stain Review

It took me such a long time to find these Revlon Balm Stains and when I found them, the colours had already been picked through. I first bough the shade Love Sick but the colour looked too bright and kind of cakey on my lips so I returned it a choose the shade Cherish instead. I really like the product. The colour lasts for a decent amount of time (maybe 3 hours) but you have to reapply after eating. I especially love the minty flavour and that the colour is very true to the packaging. I'm glad I finally accomplished purchasing one of these!

Sep 17, 2012

Fall's Hot Drinks

I have to admit even though I miss summer desperately I'm excited for sweaters, boots, pumpkins, and falling leaves. The thing I'm most anticipating is warm drinks. Every coffee shop seems to have a huge lineup of fall themed drinks. Even though it's still technically summer I've gotten a head start. Some of my favourites are chai tea lattes and pumpkin spice steamers (milk with pumpkin spice syrup). 

Sep 12, 2012


After about 2 months of waking up with huge dark smudges under my eyes from mascara I finally decided to get a makeup remover. I thought that Clinique's take of the day remover would do the trick especially because their products are usually aimed at people who have sensitive skin. Turns out I was right. This works really well removing all types of makeup with one wipe. It also lacks that awful chemical smell some removers have. So I would definitely recommend it!

Sep 10, 2012

Fashion's Night Out

I heard about an H&M having a Fashion's Night out event so I decided to check it out. They where handing out lemonade and had a DJ but it was nothing compared to Holt Renfrew's event. I don't actually think it was connected to Fashion's Night Out but it was really cool. There was free Coke in pink bottles, popcorn, noise makers, and party hats cause it was their 175th birthday. To finish it up there was a light show featuring all things fashion.

Sep 8, 2012

Spring Breakers Premier

I waited with many other screaming fans to see Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the cast from the movie "Spring Breakers" at one of the premieres of the movie. Their outfits where all shimmery, classy, and really just generally super cute!

Sep 3, 2012

Autumn Arm Candy

Lately this has been my favourite arm candy combination. From left to right, pearls from Forever 21, a bracelet set from H&M, and a gold bangle from Sea Jewels. I think it's a good combination for summer but also great for fall.

Aug 30, 2012

August Favorites

These have been my favourite products in the month of August. 
From left to right the Body Shops Aloe Eye Defence which has made putting on under eye concealer a lot easier and Urban Decay's eyeliner in Zero which I love applying to my water line to define my eyes. For lips I've been loving CoverGirls Outlast lip stain in the colour 400 I love this cause it last for a while but doesn't dry out my lips, another CoverGirl product but this one being a gloss/balm in the colour Sandstone this is a perfect creamy pink sparkly colour, and finally an EOS lip balm in Honey Suckle which great for lots of moisture. A face product that has been really useful is OXY's face cleansing pads which are great for removing oil from your face. That's it for my favourites hope you enjoyed.

Aug 28, 2012

Wonderful Water

Lately I've been really into Pinterest. I saw a cool picture of some fancy looking water on a couple of boards so I decided to make it. I used 4 cucumber slices, half a lemon cut into wedges (slices would look cooler but I could not manage cutting the slices), and 10 mint leaves. After letting it sit for a bit it ended up tasting great!
It's definitely more exciting than plain water but more healthy than pop and stuff.

Aug 25, 2012

Project Pointless

I'm always in awe of the unpractical ideas presented in magazines for home decor. Things like leaving shelves empty, stacking empty antique suit cases, and finally having random books lying around when you have a book shelf. While I've decided to take a go at one of those unpractical ideas and stack some books even though I still have room on my book shelf. 
I'm actually quite enjoying the look. We'll have to wait and see though cause I'll get tired of moving everything off of the books when I want to read them, and then putting everything back.

Aug 19, 2012

Peach Passion

This is such a raved about product that when I put it on I was expecting fireworks to start exploding, but no such thing seemed to occur. It does have a great texture and slight fragrance of vanilla but it's the colour I wasn't too fond of. The colour looks a) nothing like a peach (that's alright though) and b) nothing like the lid which is misleading. The colour, although not what I thought it would be, lasts for a long time without drying out my lips. 

Aug 16, 2012

DIY: Transforming A Top

These are some really cool DIY videos that I've come across. These two ideas are great for transforming a top that needs some revamping. I've tried out the idea in the second video and it actually worked out really well!

Aug 14, 2012

Just A Jar

Recently my favourite way to store anything is in a jar. It's two in one cause you get to eat whatever is in the jar and then you can put stuff in it. It's kinda a DIY, but you need no artistic talent! Even thought it's just a jar I think it makes anything inside it look really cool.

Aug 12, 2012

Nail Art Ideas & Decals

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I love nail art! Not that I can accomplish it but I think it looks super cool. These are some looks that I would definitely love on my nails! I'm always keeping my eyes out for nail decals, below are some that I've found.

1. An Etsy store called Made By Munchie's Mama they have neat decals for a really good price.

2. Another Etsy store called Inspired Nails.

3. Sally Hansen's nail strips which have a wide variety.

Aug 6, 2012

Fall Fashion

This is a video I made featuring three outfits that I think would be great for fall.
Hope you enjoy!

Aug 5, 2012

Summer Skin Care

These are a few of my favourite summer skin care products. 
The Ombrelle sunscreen is especially made for the face so the texture is great but you can also use it on the rest of your body too. This is good 'cause then you never have to feel greasy. 
Aloe Caring Body Balm by The Body Shop is probably my favourite. It heals sunburns because of the aloe!  My sister used it when she got a bad sunburn and said that it cooled it and helped heal it.
Spectro's moisturizer for acne prone skin is a product I only just started using this month. I love it because like the Ombrelle sunscreen there is no oily residue left behind and it treats acne. I enjoy using this after I swim in a pool 'cause chemicals in pools tend to dry out my face.

My pets seemed to be quite interested in these products too.