May 30, 2014

DOUBLE GIVEAWAY: Two Year Blogiversary and Reaching 1000 Followers!


It is with great and humble joy that I am writing this post today in celebration of two wonderful years of blogging. I also recently reached 1000 followers on Bloglovin', so you can just imagine how happy this girl is right here! If you would have told me at the start of my blogging journey that I would be where I am today, I for sure wouldn't have believed you. Blogging has definitely changed my life for the better, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you for following along. Your sweet comments and constant support are what make this hobby and passion of mine worthwhile.
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May 27, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #18 and PayPal Cash, Ad Spaces and Gift Card Giveaway


               
Welcome to the 18th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

29 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway



We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  319 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 29 different blogs
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May 26, 2014

Contributing Angel: Easy Natural Sun-Kissed Hair for Summer


Hi Ladies!

Catch me guest posting on blog Sew Crafty Angel where I share with you my secrets for achieving natural highlights in the summer. It is very easy and requires only 2 ingredients! To learn more, simply click here.

As always, thanks for reading!
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May 24, 2014

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in #1 Green


When I know I will have a long day ahead of me, I like taking the extra step of applying a face primer since it makes my makeup hold up better throughout the day. Although I have tried quite a few primers, there are only a couple I have noticed actually make a difference, one of them being Benefit's Porefessional. So when I got to try Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting Primer* in the shade #1 Green, I had really high hopes that it would become a new favourite.
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May 22, 2014

My Top 3 Hand Creams for Long Lasting Nourished Skin


When we actually think about it, our hands go through a lot. They endure the heat, the cold, the wind, the sun, dish washing, cleaning, gardening, scrubbing, holding, lifting - you name it, they withstand it, although sometimes with some after effects. I used to be pretty bad about taking care of my hands, but ever since I started dabbling into skin care, I can definitely notice how much better they look and feel. While our nails need special attention too (more on that here), today I thought I would focus on our hard-working hands and share with you my top 3 creams for keeping them looking and feeling their best.
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May 20, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #17 and PayPal Cash, Ad Spaces and Gift Card Giveaway!


               
Welcome to the 17th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

28 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway



We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  325 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 28 different blogs
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May 18, 2014

Guest Post: Here Comes the Sun! Transitioning to Warm Weather with Nicole About Town

I am so honored to be the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Featured Blog of the Month (read all about it here!), and one thing that the founding members do each month is write guest posts on each other's blogs on a given theme. They invited me to take part in this month's round up, which is all about transitioning to warm weather. Today, I have fellow Canadian blogger Nicole from Nicole About Town sharing her go-to summer lip products with us. Take it away Nicole!

So like a lot of women, once the seasons begin to change and the warmer weather begins to shine through, I make some changes to my my makeup routine. The most notable of those changes is the various lip products I use.

For me, warmer weather is all about light, renewal, fresh, and soft. This translates for me into using completely different lip products than I did during the winter months. Does this mean that the colours that I wear are different? Yes, it does. But more than just the colours are different; the formulas and types of the lip products themselves are different. I tend to switch from the matte formula to a cream formula, and from lipstick to gloss.  

Now don't get me wrong, I still reach for a matte shade from time to time, and I do still wear lipstick as well, it's just that I don't reach for them nearly as often and they are no longer my 'go to' lip products.

Here are some of the formulas that become staples for me during the warmer months.

Lip Gloss - While I tend to stay away from lip gloss during the colder months, I gravitate to it during the warmer weather. I usually end up having at least three to four different shades in my makeup bag at all times. This helps me be able to make quick wardrobe changes throughout the day. You'd be surprised just how different your makeup can look just by switching up your lip gloss. I always keep a variety of shades on hand, but having a neutral, coral, pink and a deeper berry shade are always a must for me. Some of my favourite formulations are MAC's Dazzleglass, Dazzleglass Creme, Cremesheen Glass, and Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss. Key shades for me include: Provocateur (Revlon), Fuchsia Flash (Smashbox), Bare Necessity (Dazzleglass), Ban This! (MAC), Boost (Illamasqua) and Over Indulgence (MAC).
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May 15, 2014

Agave Oil Treatment Review + Hair Oils 101


Ever since I read about the benefits of hair oils and tried them out for myself, I have never looked back! While I have a long time favourite in the Organix Renewing Moroccan Deep Penetrating Oil (reviewed here) and also use coconut oil weekly as a hair mask (more on that here), I haven't really tried any other oils as I have been quite happy with the way these two have been working for me. However, I have recently gotten my hands on the Agave Oil Treatment and yet again I am left super impressed. But does it replace my trusty old favourites? Keep on reading to find out!
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May 13, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #16 and PayPal Cash, Ad Spaces and Gift Card Giveaway!


               
Welcome to the 16th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

27 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway

We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  307 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 27 different blogs!
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May 9, 2014

NEW Vain Pursuits Skincare Line | Review + My Experience


I am so excited to share that Vain Pursuits has officially launched! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught my picture that I posted a few weeks back of the samples I got to try out. This brand hits very close to home (literally) - it is based in Montreal, and is the first online skincare service of its kind in Canada. Now, what can make a skincare line so different from others you may ask? Apart from Vain Pursuits offering all-natural, chemical-free products, they actually create personalized skincare fit for your skin type and preferences when it comes to lotions, creams and gels. That's right: all you have to do is complete your online beauty profile on their website, which basically asks what's your skin type, your age, and your scent and texture preferences when it comes to facial products on a scale from 1 to 10. You will then be matched with your facial fairy godmother, aka your skincare gal pal, who will work her magic and custom-make products that are suited for you. Once you have tried the samples and let your skincare specialist know how you like them, she will then tweak them to your liking and Vain Pursuits will then send you your full size products!
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May 8, 2014

Urban Decay All About Eyes + $50 Sephora Gift Card GIVEAWAY!


Hey y'all! 

Some seriously fashionable, lovely bloggers teamed up with me to bring you this incredible giveaway consisting of some of my all-time favorite beauty products. 

An Urban Decay Naked Palette (you get to choose which one you want!), a full-size tube of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin (my favorite), an Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition, AND a $50 Sephora Gift will be yours if you win! 

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May 6, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #15 and PayPal Cash, Ad Spaces and Giftcard Giveaway!


          
     Welcome to the 15th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

27 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway

We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  340 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 27 different blogs!
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May 4, 2014

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation


One of the makeup products I promised myself to try this year is the very popular Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation. I cannot even count on my two hands how many bloggers and vloggers I have come across who have shared their profound love for this little luxury. In fact, it was ranked #1 on my Beauty Wishlist for 2014. It didn't take long before I cracked and made my way to the Estée Lauder counter inside Hudson's Bay. To my disbelief, my Sephora doesn't carry this brand, and so my brain's beauty radar directed me a few blocks down the street to check HBC and luckily they had it. The only other product I've tried from Estée Lauder is their Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex (reviewed here), so I was really looking forward to trying their cosmetics.
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