Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spotted: Flower beauty cosmetics

Yah! Flower beauty cosmetics is now available in Canada in stores and online!  Say what?  Since when?  It doesn't look like this appearance will be permanent as i did not see it inside the cosmetic department but only in the aisle.  Stock up ladies before they are gone! 

Daily Randomness:
-eating dinner alone bites!  The Mr had a business dinner tonight.  So lonely :(
-I am breaking out!  Eeek! Damn you Josie Maran! I'm done with oils! 
-the Mr and I joined the gym! Nothing motivates me more than having to wear a bathing suit in 4 weeks!! I need to run run run!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear Mail Man

Dear Mail Man,

Please deliver my Makeup Geek package now!  I want to play today.


a uber exited, hate waiting for stuff gal

I have been wanting & waiting to place my Makeup Geek eyeshadow order for months now. Every time i tried to place an order, one the shades was conveniently out of stock ;(

So i waited and waited and finally placed my order last week!

Now, it's a different kind of waiting.  I am waiting for the package to arrive.  It's getting close.  It's in Canada, well it's been in Canada for 3 days now.  Not exactly sure where in Canada but I just want it. I want it now!!

Daily Randomness:
-i hate waking up alone.  The bed feels cold.  The house feels cold. And most importantly, there's no one to bring me breakfast in bed ;(.  The Mr had to go into work today.  BOooooo
-Halloween is in 2 week and i am officially freaking out. The Mr and I cannot decided what to dress up as.  Do you have any suggestions?  More cutesy, less gory options please!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Real Techniques miracle complex sponge

I have been patiently waiting to try this little sucker.  For Canadians, Real Technique items are hard to come by.  Last weekend I was beyond thrilled to see this little guy at my local Winners for $6.99.  What a steal!  Sorry ladies, there was only 1 left or else I would have grabbed ya'll one :)

And ladies it's true!  Consider this as a "dupe" for the ever famous Beauty Blender.  I love the flat edge feature.  It allows me to blot on foundation easily and gives me more coverage faster.  My only caution; do not drench it in water.   I find the best way to work around this is to spritz it a couple times with water instead of running it under the tap like I usually do with my Beauty Blender.  When the miracle sponge is too damp I find it applies my foundation very patchy.  In terms of feel, the Beauty Blender does feel less poreous and more plush but ultimately they both do the same thing.  They apply foundation flawlessly.  Well done Real Techniques.  2 thumbs up!!

Daily Randomness:
-gobble gobble ... We have lots of turkey left!  The Mr and I are planning to make soup with the left overs! 
-OMG Modern Family is hilarious!
-nail polish blitz alert!  RCSS has a cart full .. All marked down (50%off) Happy shopping!

Canadian gals, you can purchase the beauty blender here for $9.99 !! You can now stop stalking the cosmetic aisle at winners :)

Photo credit: http://en.paperblog.com

Vampy lips for less

It's all about vampy lips this season.  Want it for less?  Check out my top 3 picks for under $10. (From lightest to darkest) 

If you are new to vampy lips or looking for something less intense this one is perfect for you.  It's quick, easy and fool proof!  Stick lipsticks can be applied in 1 minute flat!

If you are looking for a more purple toned vampy shade ... search no more!  This sucker is the perfect deep purpleish-red shade for winter.  It glides on so smooth and feels so luxurious.  I can't believe this Covergirl!  Mac watch out!  

Cabernet it is.  The ultimate vampy shade.  The colour is intense and amazing but does require a little more work.  Not loving the bullet.  It's hard to work with especially if you want precision.  I often need to use a lip brush to apply this colour especially around the cupid's bow. For the price I paid, it's well worth the extra 5 minutes!!

Daily randomness:
-Happy turkey weekend!  Live, laugh and eat lots!  I know I will.  We have 3 days of turkey this year!!

September Fav!

***drum rolls*** goes to NYX mega shine lip gloss in beige.  Don't let the colour name fool you.  This gloss is the most flattering high sheen neutral pink gloss.  The only thing my lips wanted last month.  Quick, easy, and just what my lips needed for that extra oomph. The perfect my lips but better gloss that takes 1 swipe and smells delicious too!  Bonus!!

Daily Randomness: 
-yesssss boot season is finally here!!  The temperature dropped again this weekend!  I finally got to wear my Steve Maddens!
-awwe nothing beats Sunday morning breakfast in bed!  Thanks Mr!  You really rock my world!
-caught my first salmon of the year! Holy crows! It was hard work to land that sucker!  I think I lost 10lbs yesterday!
-photo credit goes to: http://www.drugstore.com/nyx-mega-shine-lip-gloss-beige-pink/qxp466022

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: Covergirl XL nail gel

#instaGLAM!  Well done COVERGIRL!  I'm impressed! I have always been an OPI / Essie snob. Never swayed until now.  One swipe gives me an intense high gloss gel finish that lasts 5 days.  No UV lamps! No fuss! No chips!  After the 5 day mark, I layer on a quick 2nd coat to touch up and I am good for another 2-3 days.  Love it!  Pair this polish with Seche Vite fast drying top coat and you have yourself the ultimate combo. My nails are done in 5 minutes. #getyourselfsome

Daily Randomness:
-wow! I can't get over how nice it has been lately. It feels like summer but looks like fall! The mr and I spent the weekend baking in the sun along the escarpment.  Double heart!! 
-yessss! Grey's is back on!  Loving the whole Meredith / Alex thing
-dear Bell Canada you suck.  How dare you cancel my service appointment without notifying me.  I sat at home waiting for your technician for 3 hours.  Grrrrrr!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Review: Make Up For Ever HD invisible cover foundation

Last month we celebrated the Mr's parents 30th wedding anniversary.  A huge milestone!  And what milestone would there be without flash photography.  In preparation for this joyous event, I decided to pick up the ever famous Make Up For Ever HD invisible cover foundation in shade 127.  It is probably one of the most coveted and talked about high end foundation on the web.  Unfortunately for me, it was a flop.  The fondation applies easily, blends beautifully, layers seamlessly and gives medium to full coverage but for an oil slick monster like myself it does not leave me matte.  I looked like a greaseball after 2 hours. I spent a lot of time blotting away and stressing about grease on my face, wishing I had pre-tested this foundation prior to the big day.  Yes, I know.  Common sense right?  I just ran out of time.  If you are dry or have combo skin you will love this foundation. For oily ladies stay away. 

Daily Randomess:
-sweater season is here!! Best sweater season I have ever seen  in years.  Well done retailers!  
-I am totally hooked on the show Revenge. Watched 2 1/2 seasons in 2 weeks!! Go Emily Thorne!  Have any other tv suggestions? I have only a few episodes to go!
-damn! My nails look good!  Came across a killer combo.  Will be posting this next week.  Stay tuned!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Venus ProSkin razor

Shaving made easy!  Underarms done in less than a minute.  Legs done in a minute! I love this razor.  Say buh bye to messy creams, razor burns and nicks!  This razor is my new best friend.  It comes with 3 blades and 2 gel bars that moisturizer while you shave. Ladies, trust me when I say this little sucker is a holy grail item.  The Mr picked this up for me at our local Wal-Mart for under $10.  #getyourselfsome

Daily Ramdomness:
-*sniff**sniff* I caught a little cold :( 
-TGIF!  Did I say that already?  The cold, my sniffles, busy week at work...can't wait to sleep in tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend ladies!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rediscovering Naked 3

Thank you Pinterest for making me rediscover Naked 3.  This morning while the Mr was out playing baseball I decided to keep his side of the bed warm and pin a few things, including the photo above.

What a beautiful look!  Place dust in the inner corners, sweep buzz all over the lids, blend mugshot into the crease and define the outer corner with dark side.  Love love love! This is what I am rocking now.  The only problem is ... I look fabulous but I have no where to go!! 

Daily Randonmess:
- the Mr just called.  He's in a lot of pain. While running to first base he ran into the ball.  Well, actually his twins (you know ones below the waist) did.  #ouch!
- nature is playing a dirty trick on us!  This past week has been "Africa" hot!  Stole that from my boss! 
- I love my new boss.  Have I told you that lately?  Who you work with really makes a difference.  I am healthier, happier and more effective under new management.  I wish my old boss well.  Hopefully mat leave will make her less of a #itch and *figers crossed* hope she never comes back!! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: EOS lip balm

I use to love these and now not so much. When these cute little suckers hit the market last year I thought they were the coolest, hippest thing to ever hit the lip balm market. Now, I'm tossing them all out and here's why.  
1- they dry my lips out.  I would reapply these suckers constantly.  Thought it was normal back then but now I know better.  
2-mould alert!!  The first time I spotted it I thought, weird hmm just a one off.  Now I am seeing mould on more of them.  It starts off along the ridges (see photo above) then spreads to the top of the inner cap.  
3-they're bulky! You cannot conceal one of these babies in your pocket!

Daily Randomness:
-Yeah!  I started a new personal blog ...  http://mmandthemr.blogspot.com !! Some nights i just want to rant and i feel bad doing it on here as it is not beauty related. If you have a few minutes to spare ...support my hobbie and check it out!
-Back on the One Tree Hill wagon!  The show is not the same without Lucas but still very entertaining!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

July fav!

There's no question about it ...Ready, Set GORGEOUS foundation takes the cake.  It was literally love at first application.  It goes on smooth, blends easily, feels light on and leaves me matte. Love it! On the weekends I slap on one layer for a more fresh look and on the week days I apply two layers for a more polished look.  It is so versatile and looks amazing on especially with the coordinating powder.  I am truly impressed.  Hands down the best drug store foundation I have ever come across.  If you are a grease monster like myself, what are you waiting for?  You need this in your life!!

Daily Randomness:
 -I'm addicted to Naked and Afraid.  I'm inspired!  Totally going to try to make fire using the bow drill this weekend! 
-I'm free from the witch!! I've been in work hell for the last few months and today I'm free. New work day rocks!! 
-what a view!  The Mr and I are trying really hard to keep up with our work out routine.  Check out the view from our hike today! Gorg!   

-Ready, Set GORGEOUS foundation photo credit : Covergirl Instagram 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lipstick storage for less!

Your lipsticks need a little love too! Last week while I was in Dollarama I came across these acrylic lipstick holders for $2.  What a steal!  Each acrylic unit holds 9 lipsticks and fit perfectly in any drawer. Customize them any way you like.  You can place them side by side or front to back.  Your lipsticks will thank you!

Daily randomness:

ahh.. I can't believe the weekend is over.  The Mr and I had an amazing extra long weekend.  Sometimes the best things in life is simply doing simple things with people you love.  The Mr and I spent Friday in wine country.  Our favorite get-away. When life gets too crazy it is the one place that always brings us back to sanity.  Saturday, we were a little adventurous.  Took the bikes for a 30km ride.  Saturday was one of those days, I remembered why I love living outside the big city. My co-workers may snarl at me and stick their noses in the air but I love the panoramic view of the escarpment and silence.  No horns honking.  No engines revving.  Just the Mr , myself and nature.  We stopped at a fire fit, grilled some hot dogs and cracked open a nice Merlot.  Fancy huh? Simple pleasures bring so much joy to me.  What brings you joy?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kylie Jenner lips for less!

Want it for less?  You can have it for under $10!! Try Annabelle lip liner in natural rose with Rimmel lasting finish lipstick in 104. Taa daa! You got it!

Daily Randomness:
-holy jeezs it has been chilly!  This has been the coldest summer ever.  July is almost over and the lake is still freezing! Last week I attempted to swim at the beach but brrrrr..... Could not bring myself to do it.  Far to cold!  Fingers crossed for this up coming long weekend. 
-addicted to the hunt app.  What a great concept!
-sorry for the absence :( life has been cray cray lately. Meetings , presentations, camping, fishing, birthdays all crammed into one month! Peeewt, August will be more manageable (I hope!)
-I'm starving! This little diet of mine is making me HUNGRY!! Have any tips?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Essence spotting!

Spotted ... Essence's new Cookies and Cream summer collection.  A small collection of nudes and corals perfect for that summer glow.  I picked up the baked blush in Cakepop, that's Top. Strange name but a beautiful coral.  

I've tried my fair share of Essence goodies.  Some of them are great and others are misses.  Overall the affordable price tag that always intrigues me to keep buying.  The blush is silky and smooth, a touch powdery but does lasts all day.  It looks beautiful on with just the right amount of sheen.  For $3.99 it's  a hit!  If you're looking for a cheap and cheerful coral blush that won't break the bank ... This is it!

Daily Randomness:
-OMG I have been loving Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous foundation & powder.  Full Review coming soon!!
-just purchased the perfect set of yellow bedside lamps from Target this weekend.  Love them!  Just what my bedroom needed! 
-arrrg! I'm looking to update my summer wardrobe but can't seem to find anything to buy!  Is it just me?  Are you also feeling the same?

Playing with oil!

Yup, i did it! I jumped on the oil band wagon!  I've heard great things about oils but have always been afraid to venture down that path due to my oily nature.  A month ago I stumbled upon a great youtube channel and thought OMG she has amazing skin!!  A few videos later, I discovered her secret - Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Avocado oil.  Shortly after watching her videos I decided it was time to take the plunge; I want beautiful skin!  I picked up a bottle of cold pressed extra virgin avocado oil from the Superstore for under $10 and have been using it every night.  Avocado oil is high in vitamins A & E as well as contains natural sterolins that aid with aging.  I am on week 4 and yet to see the benefits.  I am optimistic and will report back!

Daily Randomness:
- I am suffering my first sunburn of the summer!  Thank goodness for Equate's Aloe Vera after sun spray. First time I have ever seen Aloe in a spray bottle!! 
- It's open bass season!! Fishing with the Mr was a huge success!  Caught a bass on virtually every cast! That's my kind of fishing!
-Getting ready to place an order on Make Up Geek.  Have you tried any of Marlena's shadows? 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Backacne Tips

Hormones!!  That one word that causes sleepless nights and red pimply friends.  I have been struggling with backacne this year and with hot summer days fast approaching I have been in a frantic pickle.  Gone are the days I rocked a tube top or a camisole.  My pimply mess of a back has ruined my summer wardrobe.  I know I may sound a touch dramatic but living with backacne is tough, especially in the summer.  If you are suffering with BA like me, dry those tears girlfriend we can conquer this together. Here are a few tips that have helped me.

1- Clip your hair up in the shower.  I like to leave conditioner in my hair until the end of my shower.  I now clip my hair up after I have conditioned and continue with my showering business.  When it's time, I let my hair down and rinse away.  This little technique has limited the amount of new breakouts. 

2- Invest in a back sponge.  Head over to Dollarama and pick yourself up a back sponge (the shower puff on a stick kind).  Gently exfoliate every shower.  I use my puff back sponge with Neutrogena oil free acne wash with 2% Salicylic acid every shower.  

3- Get your tan on!   Say buh bye to dark acne scars!  A little colour makes a whole lotta difference ... visually.  

4- Invest in racer back anythings!  You'll stay cool in the hot summer sun but still have the BA covered up.  Last week I picked up a whole colour roll of racer back tanks at Target.  Old Navy also has a couple of built up halter dresses that work beautifully with BA. 

I know these tips are not revolutionary but they have been life altering for me.  I'm still hunting to find a BA bathing suit solution.  If have any tips let me know.  Sharing is caring!

 Daily Randonmess:
- awwe.. I have a belly ache tonight :( 
- just picked up Cover Girl's ready set gorgeous foundation and powder today!!  
- happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Garnier Charcoal scrub

A couple months ago i recieved a small sample of the Garnier Charcoal scrub in the mail.  I debated with myself on weather or not i should try it. (I have sensitive skin!)

Last week, with the weather warming up and my oil grands in overdrive i decided to give it a go.  Wow! Not bad. The sample lasted me 4 days.  It was gentle, removed all of my makeup and left my face refreshed. I'm quite impressed.  This little sucker does the job.  I will be purchasing the full size product and will be altering this with Philosophy's Purity cleanser.  

Daily Randomness:
-Ohhh .. i recieved my $3 hairspray order from Wal-mart.ca yesterday! I love free shipping!

Monday, June 16, 2014

ELF spotting!!


This weekend as i was rushing through the isles of Target i spotted a whole end cap of ELF cosmeticsELF cosmetics is one of the most talked about drug store brand among the beauty YouTube community. For Canadians like myself,  it is also a hard brand to find ... until now!!  Words cannot express how thrilled i am to see it at Target!  The retails are $1.00 higher than they are in the USA but still on the affordable side. Have you spotted ELF at your Target?

Daily Randomness:
-Spent the weekend at the St Jacob's Farmer's Market.  Fresh produce at amazing prices -  I miss this place! Growing up i recall shopping the market with my parents at least once a month. It is only a hop away from my hometown.  The market brings back happy memories of  pony rides, giant pickles on a stick and sizzling hot Oktoberfest sausages. It has been years since my last visit.  I am glad the Mr and I made the trek out this weekend.
-I picked up Emily Giffin's latest book this weekend at Chapters.  I am not much of a reader but there's something about Emily Giffin books that i love. They are all light , funny, romantic and so darn easy to read.
-Swim suit diet start today for me!  MyFitnessPal all the way

Thursday, June 12, 2014

May favs!

I'm joining the favorites band wagon!  I know ... it's the middle of June but the truth is i started this post at the end of May but somehow got distracted.  I blame my staycation!  Instead of listing every favorite item for the month I thought i would keep it short and sweet.   This month's favorite item goes to the bareMinerals Matte face powder.  This stuff is AMAZING!  Trust me i don't use that word lightly.  I have been hunting to find a face power that will mattify yet not look cakey.  This stuff is the answer. The powder is so fine that it blends like a dream.  It holds up pretty much the entire day.  I still have to blot ... but less often when using this powder. If you are an oily monster like myself this item needs to be added to your "to try" list.  If you are less oily and more on the dry side i would recommend you try the original version.  It has more of an luminous finish.

I purchased my bareMinenerals Matte face powder at Sephora for $34.  Well worth every penny!

Daily randomness:
-I went to Target to return an item and ended up leaving the store with 2 bags of goodies!  My favourite purchase being their conversational printed cardigans.  I'm rocking one today!  They make me smile!
-arrrrgggg .. is it Friday yet?  Been one of those kinds of days!  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review: ImPRESS press on manicure

When it comes to my nails I love fast & easy.  I received the ImPRESS press on nails in the mail a couple weeks ago and put it to the test.  It was super fast to apply with no mess (love!!).   You literally peel back the plastic backing and press on.  My manicure was done in 5 mins!!

The press on nails looked great but because I had a business meeting the next day I felt zebra tipped nails were a touch too "street diva" and slapped on a coat of nail polish leaving my accent finger.  The nails lasted 3 days not a week as claimed.   I peeled the remainder off in the shower with no issues. They came off like a sticker with no damage to my nails.  Big bonus!!  

Overall I enjoyed my imPRESS press on nails.  My only wish is for more contemporary / less bling bling nail designs.  These would be great to slap on the night before a special event. Key word: the night before or a day before max!! ( you don't want these suckers to fall off at the event!).  imPRESS press on manicure sets can be picked up at your local  Wal-mart for under $10 bucks!  They are currently on rollback for $7.47!!

Daily Randomness:
-Orange is the New Black is back on Netflix!!!  yah!!
-Ventured to the beach last week and boy was lake Huron ever cold!!  Brrrr...
-I'm Boycotting MAC cosmetics!  What happened to their customer service.  I've been a MAC customer for numerous years but in last couple of years have turned away from them as my needs changed.  This month i picked a few items on a whim and tried to return them 2 days ago (without the receipt .. my bad can't find it anywhere). Not good!  Even though i purchased these items at that location, and am in their system they refuse to process a return or exchange.  I'm stuck with these goodies that i will probably never use.  Lesson learned .. never pick anything up at MAC on a whim and stick to Sephora! Bye bye MAC!

Disclaimer: This item was sent to me.  The opinions expressed are 100% mine.  Not a sponsored post. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Beauty Favs: Bronzers!

My go to bronzer is Cover Girl pressed powder in Soft Honey.  One of my beauty secrets *wink *wink!  Many many years ago, in my teenage years I picked this shade up by mistake.  At the time I was pretty pissed.   I just spent half my allowance on a powder that was 2 shades too dark.  Little did I know It was going to be the best makeup mistake ever.  Hands down, this is the best affordable bronzer I have ever come across.  It is perfect matte brown, soft, blendable and uber affordable.  This has been my go to contouring bronzer since the 90's. 

My second go to bronzer is Benefit's Hoola.  Recently discovered and well appreciated.  I use Hoola on more natural makeup days.  On days where I just need a fleck of colour.  This bronzer is well worth the Youtube hype!  Jspot approved!!

Daily Randomness:
-last weeked the Mr and I took a road trip to our country's capital.  Ottawa is stunning!!
-going through tv withdrawal.  There's nothing on tv anymore :( Summer tv is underentertaining! 
-addicted to sephora online shopping!!  More goodies in the mail and on its way :)
-I'm off to enjoy the sun now ....

Friday, May 9, 2014

My thoughts on Hautelook

Last month I hopped on the Hautelook band wagon.  NYX cosmetics are quite hard to come by in my neck of the woods. They have a very small & un-replenished assortment at my local Target and can be found at select Rexall Stores.  Not very convenient for me and so I jumped at the chance to order these on Hautelook.

Here are my thoughts on Hautelook.   

I placed my order on April 04 and received it on April 29.  For me, the wait time was far too long.  Sephora usually delivers within 7 days.

I purchased 6 blushes and 5 lip glosses.  I was quite taken back at first glance.  The long awaited package was not off to a good start.  First, the colours were off.  The blushes looked quite similar to each other. Second, The sponge tip applicator was missing on one of the lip glosses.

I emailed Customer Service in regards to the defective lip gloss and heard crickets (aka nothing)!  Wednesday night I decided to post the photo below on instagram tagging HauteLook.

Call it coincidence, powder of social media, whatever you want to call it … a customer service representative got back to me the next day!

I've had quite an interesting experience with Hautelook.  Not sure if i will give them another go.  I can't stand companies with poor customer service.  Let me know your experience.

Daily Randomness:
-Happy Mother's day!  I'm headed into town to spead the weekend with my momma!
-Booo... I'm suffering with a bad case of backacne!  Anyone have tips?
-It's the last weekend to spend your savings pass at Smart Set! I'm heading over there tonight to pick up a couple of dresses!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Current Fav: Wet N Wild’s Walking on Eggshells

My current fav eyeshadow palette goes to Wet N Wild’s Walkingon Eggshells!  The best $3.99 I’ve ever spent!  Wowzers!  I am truly amazed with this palette.  I picked this palette up 2 months ago while I was grocery shopping at RCSS and have been wearing it every day since.  The shadows are creamy, pigmented, glide on smoothly not to mention blend like a dream.  

PS: dupe alert!!  According to fellow bloggers the shadows in this palette are dupes for Mac shadows. 

Daily Randomness:
-rocking my new fav kicks today! $10 bucks!! Gotta love affordable fashion.  Thanks Wal-Mart!
-addicted to One Tree Hill.  Seriously, the best series ever!
-addicted to the Mr.  He truly is my better half.  Loves him to death!! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Beauty need: Kabuki brush

For years this kabuki brush has been a staple in my life.  I use it religiously everyday.  Recently I discovered it is amazing for mid day touch ups.  I am a walking grease ball by noon.  This little miracle allows me to buff and blend away mid day shine without leaving me chalky or blotchy.  I buff a little powder in circular motion all over my face then reapply blush and bam!! I look fresh again!! I love it .... and need to get my hands on another one but unfortunately I can't remember where I picked this one up.  So friends, fellow bloggers I need your help. Have you seen this kabuki brush?  

Daily randomness:
-Loving my new cushions from wal-mart! #chevroncrazzy

-Burke is back on Greys!! Whaaaa!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring must have: Outerwear edition

Ok Canadians spring is here!  Buh bye winter!  You're all packed up!

With spring comes a new wardrobe!!  Time to pack up the parkas and sweaters to make room for all the spring newness!  While I have been out and about in the market for work I have also been looking for new pieces to add to my wardrobe. Let's be honest, I looked pretty slummy all winter.  I lived in tights! Not very business casual appropriate but since I spent 95% of my time behind a computer I figured WTH eh!

Well, I guess I was doing something right because they gave me a promotion 8 weeks ago!! This could also explain the inconsistent blog posts as well :) .  So between my new gig & spring what better excuse is it to revamp my wardrobe.  Here are the top three must have outerwear pieces i saw in the market this spring:

1. The Denim Jacket

Walk down any street and you will see at least one person rocking the denim jacket.  It's light, versatile and the ultimate layering piece.  Pair it with a cute pair of jeans for a casual day or rock it with a floral printed dress and pumps for a night out.  The denim jacket is truly this season's most affordable must have item! Every retailer across the board has one in their assortment this year.  I picked mine up at Wal-Mart for $25! What a steal!

2.  The Cotton Utility Jacket

This jacket really adds the finishing touch to your outfit.  A true no-brainer piece that can be tossed on and make you look trés stylish!  If you are looking to add one of these to your wardrobe you probably won't have to look too hard as I saw a version of this jacket in every store while i was out and about.  If you are looking for a dressier piece check out Banana Republic's version.  Old Navy has a very budget friendly middle of the road version but my 2 favs are Aritzia's & Garage's washed down version.  Perfect to toss on over my much loved tights!

3. Sports Bomber

Ok... this item is not a true must have but certainly the most trendy. Channel the 90's .. ie sporty spice!  I am still debating whether or not i can rock a floral printed version.  No not there yet but i certainly picked a solid black one up at Smart Set.  Hurry it's on sale now!

Daily Randomness:
-I'm returning the Sephora Collection Rouge infusion lip stain in magenta. It's awful.  I purchased this on a whim after watching a review by Makeupgeek.  It feels watery on the lips and did not stain.  It came off almost immediately after application.

-After two days of rain i am beyond happy to see Mr Sunshine today!  Hello Sun!  Too bad i didn't check the weather before leaving the house. My feet are feeling a little warm in these boots!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

This month during Sephora's VIB sale i picked up the NARS light reflecting pressed setting powder.  This item has been on my "to try" list for a while now as there are numerous YouTube guru's who love this powder.  Sadly I have nothing good to say about this powder :( .  It is very luminous and makes me look a lot slicker than i usually am. It does not help control oil in any way and definetly not good for touch ups. It does feel very light, blends easily but does not create that soft matte look as claimed. Two thumbs down for this product.  This may be a item that works best for dry skin gals.  Oily / Combo Oily gals should pass.

Daily Randomness:
-My HauteLook NYX order arrived yesterday!  I have mixed reviews.  Will share in depth in a seperate post
-Tip Wednesday: Gals pls do an a&# check before leaving the house.  I love a great granny panty but please do not wear them under tight pants!  We can see them bunching!!  
-Loving my kisses blouse from Smart Set today! I'm rocking it with the bomber jacket!  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fav summer blush: Milani Luminoso baked blush

OMG ... I am so in love with this blush!  It's amazing! This blush has been getting great reviews lately and so I decided to pick one up last month.  I picked mine up at Wal-mart for under $10. 

And it's true ... it's perfect! A true gem.  It is the perfect shade of peach with just the amount of sheen.  It goes on smooth, blends easily and lasts all day. It feels so luxurious!  Great job Milani!  I am so impressed! I will definitely be checking out the other shades.

Daily Randomness:
-ahh gotta love April showers!  I've been eyeing a pair of Hunters ... should I? 
-Last month i placed an order on HauteLook and it is still in transit ... WTF!
-Oh...  i have been so inspired to shop! I've picked up a few great pieces at Smart Set this season.  
I've been loving the cropped sweater look! One of my fav pieces is the cropped mesh sweater (inserted below) in grey.  I pair it over my washed denim blouse!  Love love!
Don't forget to redeem your savings pass if you recieved one!  You have until May 11th!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's here!!

Look at what arrived yesterday!!! 

More reviews coming your way!!

Daily Randomness:

-the Mr is really sick today so I am playing nurse :)
-enjoy the sun if you can today!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beauty Fav: Kiss #2 eyelashes

My ultimate hands down favorite lashes are the Kiss #2's!!  Sometimes i feel these lashes were made just for my eyes!  The band length is bang on! (no trimming needed).  The lash length is perfect; they are not too long, not too short just .... Perfect!  They take less then two minutes to apply and they are super cheap!!  I can wear the lashes multiple times with no issues.

 I always purchase my lashes at Wal-Mart for $6 and change.  Definitely add these on your must try list gals!!

Daily Randomness:

-OMG my Cool Haan's are the most comfortable pair of pumps i have ever owned!  I am in shoe heaven today!
-My Sephora order is on route ... eeek can't wait for my goodies.  Sephora is having a 15% off sale right now.  Use promo code TICKET to get yours
-Ahhhh spring is here!  It's 14 degrees outside today!! Yah!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

She's empty: Philosophy Purity Cleanser

She's empty!!  Last year as I was going through my AA faze (that's adult acne :) ) I discovered Philosophy's Purity facial cleanser.  It has been a life altering, pimple clearing miracle.  It is light, gentle, removes all my make up without drying out my skin. It has become a staple in my bathroom.  Already have repurchased this as I simply cannot live without it. I also picked up a few other goodies :) I seem to have a problem with leaving Sephora with only 1 item!  The closest Sephora is 45mins away from me so if I am making the trip out I figure I have to make the most of it!  Reviews/ thoughts on the other items will be posted shortly. 

 Purity can be purchased at Sephora or HBC $26.  Trust me gals ... If you haven't tried this and looking for that miracle facial cleanser I urge you to head over to Sephora and get yourself a sample!

Daily Randomness:
-omg .... I found a nut free protein bar!!!! I have been searching for one of these for years ..... I am soooo exited !!
-my accent wallpaper wall looks amazing!  It definitely was a lot harder than I imagined.  Who would have thought home decorating would be so hard!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Ok Canadian gals ... I know how hard it is to get your hands on NYX goodies!  I constantly hear YouTube beauty guru's rave about NXY goodies but can never seem to get my hands on them until today!! NYX goodies are on Hautelook today!!  Yeah!!! 

Daily randomness: