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Friday, August 18, 2017

Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection | Summer 2017

elizabeth arden gelato crush collection (12)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Happy Friday, blog fans! We're (or I'm, I mean I don't see any of you here helping me type...) wrapping up the blog week with a little colour in the form of the Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection. It's a little collection filled with feminine hues for cheeks and lips. Ready for a look?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Farmhouse Fresh | Fresh Finds from the Farm

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I am currently a sleep deprived human, and I am the first to admit I don't tend to function well on less than eight hours. I am currently trying to train a kitten that not everything needs to be bitten. More specifically, my fleshy bits. If she's awake, she's either plotting her attack (and bite) or in the act of biting me. Is she adorable? You bet. Does she melt my heart when she crawls up in my arms for naps? You bet. Do I also kind of want to kill her after she's woken me up every hour and a half to play bite? I'll let you figure that one out... Toothy kittens have nothing to do with today's Farmhouse Fresh post, but I'm tired. Anyway, lets dig in to some especially great finds from the farm.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OPI Iceland Collection | Fall/Winter 2017

OPI Iceland Collection Fall Winter 2017 (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

It seems far too premature to be talking fall/winter, but we all know the beauty world marches through seasons at an accelerated pace. I actually don't mind, as fall is my favourite season and I have a penchant for the hues that accompany it. This year, OPI is taking us on an Icelandic voyage with their Iceland Collection, featuring a palette of rich hues that transition perfectly through fall to winter.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Monthly Candy Box | July 2017 box july (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Given everything ailing the world, is it okay to take a few moments to talk about something as simple as candy? I'm not exactly sure, but I would like to think a bit of candy chat is a nice break from everything else you're likely reading and watching. So, back to the goods... I was recently sent the July box and, as per usual, it's bursting with a fun selection of sugar-laden offerings.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Good Hair Days Ahead | Priorin Hair Growth Supplement

Priorin hair growth supplement (1)::: press sample / sponsored :::

The best thing I did for my hair was cut it off. Not that it was in terrible shape, I've just found that my new cut has given me a new love for my hair. I went from feeling pretty meh about it, to loving how it looks. Loving your hair is a great feeling. As women, we tend to put a lot of our self-worth into our hair, so when we feel like it's less-than we feel like less than. Clearly, we're more than our hair, but there is a simple way to give what you've got a boost...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Introducing: Inspire Cosmetics

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::: press sample :::

A new makeup brand to chat up today! Scratch that, a new Canadian brand to chat up. Inspire Cosmetics. What makes Inspire a bit different from your average beauty brand, is that they offer what they call an Experience Box. It's a subscription service, but you choose everything in it. Everything. How neat is that?! I'm getting ahead of myself, so let's get to it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer Survival Supplies | 2017 Edition

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Get your beach bags on the ready... Okay, at this point of the summer you've likely already been to the beach, but you get the point. There is still a fair bit of summer left to enjoy, but do you have all the essentials to make it truly great? I've got a heap of Summer Survival Supplies (and a few extras, just for good measure) so let's get to it...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel | New Shades for 2017

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*Does new nail polish dance* It feels like its been a while since I've dabbled with new polishes, but that changes today with a few shiny new Avon Gel Finish shades. The gel-effect range has had a few new shade additions that I have been loving. They aren't officially fall releases, but they do give me autumnal feels.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Acne Care

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No matter how big or small your acne battles are, having the right products around make a world of difference. The hard part? Finding products that actually on your skin and acne type. It usually takes a bit of trial and error, but one magical ingredient often helps on everyone.... tea tree. Its pungent scent definitely takes some getting used to but its antiseptic properties are perfect for banishing blemishes.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Candy Makes You Happy" | Yum Yum Candy Box July 2017

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"Candy makes you happy." A simple but spot on motto from the candy loving people at Yum Yum Candy. Yum Yum Candy is a (literally) sweet, Canadian based subscription service that ships a monthly selection of candy from around the world to your door. Kind of fun, right?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Feeling the... | Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

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::: I bought it / affiliate links :::

Although I own Urban Decay Naked palettes 1-3, none have gotten their own official blog post. Mainly because I tend to drag my feet and really wait out my purchase. However, I was all over the Naked Heat and did something I've never done- pre-ordered. I figured I'd not only get my gorgeous palette a bit sooner, but I could also get my blog post out and into the world before a million and four other bloggers did. The universe had other ideas. My palette took a journey that did not end at my mail box. Of course, the one time I pre-order something it gets lost in the mail... Anyway, my second attempt arrived (yay!) so let's get to it.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pearlesque Box | August 2017 Osea

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::: press sample :::

Happy Monday, blog fans! How were your weekends? Mine was especially great, as I got my new kitten Bertie! We've spent the past few days getting to know each each other and she is currently fighting off sleep watching me type. Back to business though... We're starting things off with a bit of skincare, more specifically the upcoming August Pearlesque Box. The August box features the brand Osea, which I've wanted to try for.. Quite a while. The brand has actually already been featured in a previous Pearlesque Box, but was so popular they've brought it back, which must be a good sign, right?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Loco for Coco(nut) | Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Hair Care

Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk  (3)
::: press sample / affiliate links :::

 Happy Friday, blog fans! I'm feeling rather proud of myself, as I've made it to the end of the week and actually got to (almost) all of blog schedule. Go me! You were supposed to have been served one additional post this week, but... No. Let's focus on what we do have though.... Hair care! More specifically, the gloriously scented Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk range. It smells great, works well, and doesn't cost a fortune. What more could you want?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Fast Five | Cake Faves

the fast five cake faves::: I bought it / affiliate links :::

I love cake Cake. The edible confection of course, but in this case I'm talking Cake Beauty (and side brand Delectable). Always one to love a foodie or vanilla-based scent, the brand was an instant hit with me. It also doesn't hurt that they're cruelty-free, use naturally-based ingredients (and no sulphates, parabens, phthalates, or talc), and are Canadian. I recently restocked some of my favourites and it just so happens a few new guys jumped in my cart too (how does that even happen?!) It only made sense for another round of the Fast Five. Let's go, shall we?...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Makeup Shake Up | Arbonne Makeup

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Even if you have the most sizeable of makeup collections, there comes a time every so often when you just need something new. A little something to refresh your love of all things makeup. The makeup shake up, if you will. Arbonne is just the brand to look to as they've recently revamped their products which includes a few new bits too. New is good.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying & Hydrating Daily Skin Booster

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A fast & dirty post today. Well, I intended that, but I've already taken far longer than I expected too (a half hour may have been sent mulling over a possible ColourPop order...) So fast is out the window, point is, the Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying & Hydrating Daily Skin Booster is one of those skincare products that doesn't need a whole lot of explaining. It does what it claims to, and does so exceptionally well.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

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It's been a hot minute since anything new from Revlon jumped into my routine, but Influenster has changed that with their most recent campaign. If you haven't noticed already, the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara is in the hands of most bloggers because of it. I'm not one to turn my nose up at a new mascara (you never know when your next HG product may pop up) so I've been testing it out. Is it worth a trip to the drugstore though? Read on to find out...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hard Candy Look Pro! Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit

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::: press sample :::

How is the week over? I have no idea where this week went... I certainly didn't get to much of my blog schedule and will have to have a word with myself. Before that though, we've got this interesting little kit from Hard Candy. The Look Pro! Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit is a budget friendly way to bring a bit of metallic to any look.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Golden Hour | L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum

l'occitane terre de lumiere golden hour eau de parfum::: press sample / affiliate links  :::

I am always game to try a new scent, especially when said scent has a gourmand element. I get a case of the gimme gimmes when it comes to something a little sweet. The thing is, there aren't always many summery scents that feature true gourmand elements... That is, until now. L'Occitane has introduced their first gourmand offering in the cute little Terre de Lumiere. Spoiler: it's good!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Choosing Charcoal | Charcoal Infused Skincare

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When the year began (aka New Years), my friends and I were chatting upcoming trends. Of course beauty eventually came up, and I theorized an upturn in activated charcoal products. Was I right? Kind of. A handful of mainstream brands have gone to the dark side, but it seems most prevalent an ingredient with smaller names. That said, it's certainly not hard to find charcoal infused products. From the pure activated charcoal to soap, masks, and even deodorant, the purifying black powder can be found in almost anything you're looking for.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Loosely Based | Translucent Powder Roundup

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

When I first started blogging, it seemed translucent powder wasn't a fan favourite. A lot of readers and beauty fans I spoke with favoured a powder with a bit of added coverage. Personally, I've always been more for lighter bases and found translucent was my more my jam. Plus, it bodes better with drier skin. Cake face need not apply. That said, with baking now a widespread 'thing' translucent is all the rage and more specifically loose versions. The question is, what makes a translucent loose powder great and do you need to shell-out for a higher-end formula?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pearlesque Box | July 2017 LXMI

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It feels necessary to start with all the happys- Happy (belated) Canada Day and a Happy (upcoming) Independence Day depending on where you call home! Celebrating July is even better if you're a skincare lover, as the July Pearlesque Box is especially great, featuring LXMI and their two star products.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mark by Avon Pout Velvet & Vinyl Lip Paint

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Happy Friday, blog fans! Who else is pumped that it's finally Friday? I started the week less than organized and that theme seemed to run through. Ugh. We're wrapping up the week with a bit of colour. Bold glossy and matte shades from the new Mark by Avon Pout Velvet & Vinyl Lip Paint range.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Sweet Tooth | Waterbridge Special Edition Canada 150 Wine Gums

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When it comes to patriotism, Canadians aren't always very showy, especially compared to our American neighbours. While they shout it from the rooftops, we mention it politely to passersby. That said, this year has been a bit different as our home and native land (well, mine anyway) is celebrating 150 years of existence. The Canada 150 celebrations have brought out a whole other side of true patriot love with just about everyone and everything getting into the spirit. Even the candy...

Monday, June 26, 2017

Weleda Mighty Essentials Travel Kit

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

I think I may have a Netflix hangover... I am feeling more than a bit sluggish today (all the coffee is necessary) after my 'just one more episode' session last night. Just one more turned into just five more but I've started watching Wentworth (think OITNB but way grittier and Australian) and am full on hooked. Which actually ties into today's post, as I am also full on hooked on Weleda. Somehow, I've come this far without knowing much about the brand and their offerings but thanks to the Mighty Essentials Travel Kit, I'm making up for lost time.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Avon True Colour Lip Crayons

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It's a lipstick kind of day, no? While I'm not entirely sure what makes a day right for lipstick in particular, I'm going with it. Today's lipsticks are a little bit different, in that they've got a formula that will suit those who don't usually like lipstick. Intrigued? You know what to do...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Snack Edit | MunchPak Original Snack Subscription Box

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::: press sample :::

I think it's safe to say that most of us snack from time to time. A little something to get through the afternoon slump, something sweet in the evening... you've been there. The question is, how often are you eating the same, tired, boring thing? Food ruts are easy to end up in- studies have shown that the average person only eats about thirty different foods. There is a whole world of snack options and MunchPak is working to change up your snacking with their ingenious snack subscription box.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Summer 2017

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I'm pretty sure I'm not alone with this affliction, but I am physically unable to stroll past a nail polish display without taking at least one home with me. Does it matter that I already have pretty much every colour I could ever want? Clearly not. One brand I am constantly adding to my stash Sally Hansen. I usually peruse the newer Miracle Gels first, but you can never pass up the classic Complete Salon Manicure range. They've recently curated a little summer collection that includes fan favourites and two all new shades.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub & Mask

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Congrats! You've made it to the end of another week. Go you! As it is Friday, we're talking skincare. I don't know how Friday came to be my main skincare day, but it just works. Up for discussion today, is a little duo from Acure in the form of their Brightening Facial Scrub & Mask. They'll make you momentarily look like a sea-creature, but do bring out your natural glow.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mark by Avon Havana Sol Collection | Summer 2017

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It's a rainy, overcast day here, but let's pretend it's sunny and warm... We're talking summery stuff today with a side order of tropical vibes via the Mark by Avon Havana Sol Collection. The collection brings summery cuteness and fun pops of blue and green to shake up your summer makeup. Interested? Read on!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lip Lovin | Lip Smacker Sodas & Frappes

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

I have always had a fondness for lip gloss and balms, and I think it stems from an early exposure to Lip Smacker. I had a pretty impressive collection as a kid, and my love for the brand has never fully faded. That said, it's been full on revived with the incredibly cute Lip Smacker colas (Coke if we're being technical) and frappe balms that have recently hit drugstores.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Monthly Candy Box | May 2017 may (2)::: press sample :::

Unofficial tradition mandates the blog week to start with makeup, but I'm feeling rebellious today. Let's start with dessert, yes? I was sent a very fun little (actually no, it's fairly large) box that happens to be the May box. Want a closer look at what you can find inside? Sure you do...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Food Trip to... Argentina

food trip to ... argentina ::: press sample :::

Happy Friday, blog fans! We've got something really exciting to chat about today... Food Trip to. Sure, it's a subscription box, but it's not just your average box of stuff. Shipping every two months, Food Trip to takes you on a global journey to a new country with each shipment. I was inclined to say culinary journey, but it's so much more. There's a lot to get to, so lets get to it!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hello, Holo! | Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Glow. Radiance. Illuminate. Brighten... I don't really care what word is used, I want it. Having drier skin my skin can get a little dull, so I find myself being drawn to any products that can brighten and perk up my skin. be it skincare or makeup, I'll try it. I know I'm not alone on the hunt for the perfect youthful glowy look, which leads us to the Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Colour Collection | Summer 2017

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I don't know about where you call home, but in my little habitat, it's still kind of chilly. I'm not entirely mad about the cooler weather, but it does seem a bit odd to dabbling in bronzey, warm weather makeup while still wearing a rather thick cardigan. Oh well, before we know it the hot, humid kill-me-now heat will be here and the summer hues of the new Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Colour Collection will be a perfect fit.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Spring Edit | Jord Frankie 35 Dark Sandalwood & Mint

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Spring is a happy time in my back yard, as it brings the apple blossoms. I have a little apple tree, and while it doesn't always bear much in the way of actual apples (the deer help on that front) it does bring the pretty with a full display of white blossoms. There is something so renewing about seeing the tree go from leafless and dull to fully alive with the promise of at least a few red apples come autumn. All that said, one can't help but feel a bit anew come spring. Spring cleaning, and a spring edit in the style and wardrobe department are pretty standard for me. While my wardrobe doesn't change too much, a fresh haircut (I'm behind schedule on that this year) or colour and a few new accessories do come into play. This year I'm getting in touch with my natural side with a gorgeous and unique wood watch from Jord.

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Fast Five | Drugstore Deals

the fast five drugstore deals::: press sample / affiliate links :::

It's (finally) the end of the week, and today, we're talking drugstore finds. High-end hauls are fun, but I find I get just as much enjoyment from little, budget-friendly finds. A stroll through the drugstore can be a beautiful thing. So, if you're looking for some inspiration for your next trip, read on!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blush Love | Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder

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I think quite a few of us have a soft spot for blush. How can you not, really? Little pans of glorious colour to uplift, and if you're lucky, add a little glow to your look. Make that blush cute and it's even better. Mary Kay has done just that and taken what would have been a great blush and made it extra covetable with their incredibly cute Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powder.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

More than Moisture | Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash & Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash & Lotion (1)::: sponsored / press sample :::

The warmer weather is upon us (about time, right?) and with it comes the busyness of longer days, more spur of the moment activities and all the weekend plans. Oh, and don't forget increased showers thanks to the heat. What does all that have in common? Less 'me time' and drier skin. I know, hot showers dry out skin but I just can't make do with anything else. My skin isn't so much a fan, as it's dry enough without the extra help. Aveeno is working to not only moisturize skin with their new Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash & Lotions, but also help you get back a moment for yourself.

Monday, May 29, 2017

California Dreaming | OPI Summer 2017

OPI California Dreaming
::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Happy Monday, blog fans! A happy Memorial Day to my American friends as well. We're talking nail polish today (yay!) with the summery OPI California Dreaming Collection. Inspired by the west coast, it features a palette of sunny oranges, vivid corals, pinks, and a few sun-washed shades perfect for the warmer months ahead.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Good to Glow | New Vichy Idealia

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When it comes to skincare one can purchase at the drugstore, Vichy is one of the brands that really never fails. With multiple product ranges, all skin types and concerns can find their perfect products. I happen to be a fan of the Idealia range (suited to 30 something skin and the first signs of aging.) The range has recently expanded with the introduction of the Peeling Night. It also came with a few friends to round out the range. Read on for all the deets...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Sweet Tooth | Triple Goodness Dark Chocolate Bark

triple goodness coconut banana dark chocolate bark (2)::: I bought it :::

It's pretty safe to say chocolate is beloved by most. I know, there are the allergic and the few who say they don't like it (really?) but when it comes down to it, most everyone can appreciate chocolate. I am pretty open to chocolate in all forms, but dark chocolate is my usual go to. The perfect balance of bitter and sweet? Yes, please! Thing is, there can be a fair bit of added sugar in some, and sometimes you want that bit of sweet without all the not-quite-so-good for you stuff too. Triple Goodness gets it, and have a great solution in their Dark Chocolate Bark. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lip Lovin' | Rimmel The Only One Matte Lipstick

rimmel the only 1 matte lipstick (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

We're talking lipstick! I don't think I will ever tire of the appeal of a fresh tube of lipstick... It will be a very sad day if it ever comes to that. Luckily, I've still got the love for everything lip, which now includes Rimmel The Only One Matte Lipsticks. They're surprisingly great!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Palette Play | Stila Matte 'N Metal Eyeshadow Palette

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Happy not-quite-Monday, blog fans! The long weekend has me kind of out of sorts as to what day it is, but regardless, we're starting the week off right with a gorgeous little palette. The Stila Matte 'N Metal Eyeshadow Palette brings the textures we all love- matte and metal, obviously- in a range of pretty neutrals.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Real. Authentic. Wholesome. | Matrix Biolage R.A.W.

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

The week is over! I'll admit that I don't exactly love summer (I don't love hot weather) but I am quite excited about the unofficial kick-off of summer. There is just something about the first long weekend and the occurrence of sun (even if I tend to avoid it.) That said, there is still one last post to get to before my weekend can truly start, so let's get to it. I've been testing A LOT of hair products lately (it's a rough job, but someone has to do it...) but have been stuck on one range when it comes to my cleansing/conditioning needs: Matrix Biolage R.A.W.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lip Lovin' | Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayons

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Glossy lips are "back" but the reality is they never really went anywhere. As much as I love a matte lip, the allure of something a little shiny will always win me over. I am a reformed gloss addict after all. If you're longing for something a little glossy too, the Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayons offer up the perfect blend of lip loving moisture and shine with the pigment of a lipstick.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fresh Food Fast (and easy!) | Hello Fresh Meal Subscription Service

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We're talking food today! Really though, who doesn't like food? Most sane people do, however, a lot care less for the actual cooking part of the equation. I personally, love to cook, but the everyday routine of it can be a buzzkill. The shopping, the planning, the actual cooking, the cleanup... it gets to be a bit much, especially when you end up in a rut cooking the same handful of meals. Ugh. Luckily, the world of subscription services has evolved and includes meal subscription services to take the bulk of the work and hassle out of weekly dinners. Hello Fresh is one of said services and it's pretty much perfection!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Daydream Believer | Paul & Joe Summer 2017

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Happy Monday, blog fans! It's a gorgeously sunny day here, although still a bit cold. Regardless, things are finally starting to feel spring-ish. I'm waiting for the blossoms on my apple tree to bloom (they are so pretty!) and thinking this might be the year I finally get some herbs planted. The weather just happens to be perfectly suited to the beauties we're going to be chatting up today too (a happy accident.) The Paul & Joe Daydream Believer Collection for Summer 2017 brings soft, pretty hues and as the brand is known for, the cutest packaging.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sound & Style | Sudio Regent Headphones

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::: press sample :::

If we travelled back in time to the fateful day I started this blog, we'd discover it was almost a music blog. That is what I was leaning to when its name I Know all the Words was birthed. A fitting name for a music blog, but also the phrase from a Tegan and Sara song that was rattling around in my head that day (or month... it's from a great song.) While my music ideas were taken over by beauty, my music love still stands, which is why I was thrilled to test out another offering from Sudio Sweden.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nearly Naked? | Rimmel Magnif' Eyes Shadow Eyeshadow Contouring Palettes

rimmel magnif eyes shadow eyeshadow contouring palette (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

When I was in eight grade, my class went on a three day trip to Ottawa (our nation's capital) and in preparation for said trip, my mom equipped me with her Zeller's card (a now defunct department store) to buy necessities I'd need while she did other shopping. The basics, like travel size toiletries, a new pair of pajamas blah blah blah and some new makeup. Obviously, the best part of my shopping trip was the makeup. I remember selecting a CoverGirl trio that had a shimmery (actually, I think they all had some sort of frost/shimmer) selection of baby pink, lilac, and a deeper purple. I loved it! I don't think I ever used more than one shade at a time, but still. I paired it with chocolate brown liner, Marcelle mascara and was the most styling of all my class. What was the point in all that? Nothing much really, other than to say I appreciate how far drugstore eyeshadow has come since 1999.