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 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.