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Monday, July 31, 2017

Pearlesque Box | August 2017 Osea

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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

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 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

vichy mineral 89 daily booster(5)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

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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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

choosing charcoal (7)::: press sample / I bought it / affiliate links :::

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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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

Pearlesque Box July 2017 LXMI (4)::: press sample :::

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.