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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

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Fall colours haven't hit the trees just yet, but they are slowly reaching makeup bags, and I am quite pleased. I tend to love the hues that come with every season, but fall is especially great with deeper, more intense shades. Mary Kay is feeling the seasonal love with their new Fall 2017 Colour Collection which features blush, plum, and smoky shades to see you through fall and winter.



Monday, August 28, 2017

This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 11 | NYX Edition

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Happy Monday, blog fans! I have had the same one song in my head for days (this one) and you know what? I don't even mind. I feel like I've time hopped (well, backwards that is) as I've been listening to new Shins and Broken Social Scene albums. I hadn't realized I how much I missed them. Anyway, you're not here for new music chat, you're here for the NYX. I've got a few random bits from the brand, so a round of This, That & Other Stuff just made sense.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pearlesque Box | September 2017 Hana Organic Skincare

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Monochromatic posts two days in a row, and I've got to say I love the look. We'll have some fun hues tomorrow though (hello, metallic lip cremes!) Anyway, the mail gods have smiled upon me, and I received the September Pearlesque Box way earlier than I expected, so let's check it out, yeah?  You know what to do....


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Givenchy Noir Interdit Lash Extension Effect Mascara

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Mascara Monday is overrated. That, and I was not nearly organized enough to get a post up on Monday. Regardless, we're talking mascara today. No, not just any mascara, but a la-dee-da, fancy-ass, designer mascara. Whaaaat?! Normally, I avoid pricier mascaras as I haven't had the greatest experience with them and have found you can find some stellar drugstore options. But, as a mascara fan, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to slather on a new formula. The verdict? You'll have to keep reading to find out...


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Feed Your Face...Literally | Korres Greek Yogurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Don't be alarmed, but the universe doesn't want you to read this. Not to get all dramatic, but so far everything that could go wrong, has in my efforts to get this little blog post out and into the world- cracked memory card, dead batteries, no internet connection, key board malfunctions (that one was kitten caused....) I am not off to the best start. Regardless, I will soldier on. I'm a trooper.



Friday, August 18, 2017

Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection | Summer 2017

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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

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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

Candy.ca Monthly Candy Box | July 2017

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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 Candy.ca 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

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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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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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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.