October 31, 2012

October Empties!

Lately I've been trying my best to finish up a lot of the products I've accumulated (some over a few years... pathetic, I know) as I'm seriously starting to feel like a beauty hoarder. So my goal this month was to use up the most products I possibly could in an effort to make more room on my vanity where I keep most of my beauty junk lol. I am really proud of myself... I did better than I anticipated! :)


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October 27, 2012

Come join me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! :)

Hey Lovelies!



So I've recently created a Facebook page destined for my blog, and I figured I'd shared it with you along with other social media where we can connect and where I can keep you up-to-date with blog posts! :)
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October 24, 2012

Lush: Mint Julips Review

With winter fast approaching, not to mention the cold, dry air associated with the season, my lips have already been signaling their discontent with the rapid change in temperature. The joys of living in beautiful Canada! Luckily, I have come across a great lip scrub by Lush called Mint Julips. During the colder months, I notice how much more often I need to apply lip balm because my lips are CONSTANTLY dry and chapped. It was until I bought this little miracle of a product that I really noticed how much longer my lips stay hydrated. Before purchasing this lip scrub, I attempted to make my own (DIY) lip scrub with granulated sugar, olive oil, and honey, but it just wasn't the same, since it didn't give me the same long-lasting results. Although this lip scrub isn't the cheapest (it retails for a little under $10 here in Canada), it definitely has made a difference for my lips. Mint Julips contains jojoba and peppermint oil, as well as some other hydrating ingredients that are great for the skin. Best part, when you are done scrubbing, you can simply lick the product off! Tastes yummy! :)

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October 18, 2012

Real Techniques Haul!

I had heard so many great things about the Real Techniques brushes designed by makeup artist Samantha Chapman from the UK, but I was always hesitant to purchase them online as they are not available in stores here in Canada and I didn't want to spend a crazy amount on shipping. But after doing some research I came across an affiliated website to the realtechniques.com website called iherb.com which offers a great bargain not only on the brushes but also on international shipping. If you use the coupon code FFM227 prior to checkout on their website, you will get $10 off your purchase if your total is over $40, or $5 off if it totals under $40. Also, iherb.com now offers free international shipping if your cart totals $40 or more, and if not it is a flat shipping fee of only $4, which is crazy cheap! :)

Each set cost me $17.99 (again, I couldn't believe my eyes), but with the coupon code I was able to get an extra $10 off since my order was over $40. So instead of having to pay $54, I only payed $44, which is such a bargain considering the quality of these brushes, and the amount of brushes I got for the price (12 in total).

Here is what I ordered: 

From Left to Right: Core Collection, Travel Essentials, and Starter Set
The Core Collection contains:
contour brush
pointed foundation brush
detailer brush
buffing brush
The Travel Essentials consist of:
essential foundation brush
domed shadow brush
multi-task brush

The Starter Set contains:
base shadow brush
deluxe crease brush
accent brush
pixel-point eyeliner brush
brow brush
Each brush can be used on so many different areas of the face since they are all synthetic and made of taklon bristles. They do not shed, are ultra light-weight, and dry super quickly. Another plus is that the brush names are printed on each brush to simplify use. If you do not own Real Techniques brushes already, you are in for a wonderful treat! :)

Nat xx
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October 9, 2012

Hair Health: The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Looking for that miracle product that will leave your hair silky smooth and super strong? Look no further, because the answer lies in coconut oil!


Coconut oil is probably the best oil you can use on your hair, since it's rich in protein and antioxidants which are directly absorbed by the hair follicle, creating a protective layer for your strands. It is also great if you have an itchy scalp or suffer from dandruff, as it acts as a hair mask by providing intense hydration.
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October 5, 2012

Blog Hop!

I just joined my first blog hop called "Beauty Bloggers Club Blog Hop" - it is basically a great way to find new bloggers and get traffic and new followers on your own blog. It was started by Ashlee from The Makeup Wonderland. It's super easy to join, and it's a great way to share the common interests among us makeup lovers!  I had never heard of a blog hop before, and think it's such an awesome idea! So what are you waiting for? Come and link up! :)

Nat xx


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October 3, 2012

TAG: This or That?

I came across this fun TAG on Tawny's blog and could not help but do it myself! I tag YOU to do it! :)


Blush or Bronzer?
Definitely blush. I mostly use bronzer in the summer when I'm more tanned, but blush I wear all year long.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick, for sure. I am not a big fan of lip gloss, probably because my hair always ends up sticking to my lips whenever I wear it lol.
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October 2, 2012

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blizzard Blue

I love blue nail polishes, and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It is called "Blizzard Blue" by Sally Hansen. It is a beautiful metallic baby blue, and as the name implies, it is ideal to wear in the cold winter months. I love the freshness of this color, and cannot help but wear in in the fall. This picture is taken in natural light. I reached full opacity after 3 coats, and I sealed my nails with my Seche Vite top coat. Et voila! :)

Walmart CAN $2.97
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