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December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


While I do have quite a few reviews I could write and post, I decided I would just keep this short and sweet.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! All the best for 2016 :) I hope you all have had a great holiday season, and remember... don't drink and drive!


Here are some posts you will see from me in the New Year!

- Ipsy GlamBag Review (ugh, yes... I signed up AGAIN)
- Birchbox Reviews for December and January
- Beautylish Lucky Bag 2016
- Lush Haul and some reviews
- Jamberry review
- TheFaceShop Haul
- Younique Reviews
- TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara Review
- ... and so much more!

Again! I hope everyone has a good New Years and enjoy your night!
December 22, 2015

Birchbox Points Redemption

I finally had collected a fair amount of Birchbox points. I had been saving them to cash in on another BeautyBlender, and I actually won 500 points from one of their contests. Well it seemed like the BeautyBlender was sold out for the longest time, and I ended up ordering one during Sephora's 20% off sale. And of course, I think like a week later it was back in stock at Birchbox. Just my luck. I decided to search what else their shop had an make a decision from there.


December 21, 2015

Birthday Lush Haul!

It was my birthday a few days ago, and I decided I would make a small Lush purchase. I really wanted to try the Cranberry mask but when I finally got the chance to visit a phyiscal store, they were sold out. Unfortunately I won't be going back any time soon. I ended up placing an order a few days later for some other products I wanted to try. I really wish they did send out some of the masks through the mail. When I get packages from them, it says it comes from the East Mall, which is probably like an hour to an hour and a half away from me. I get their packages really quick. I wish that if you lived within a certain radius of their shipping facility or store, then they would send the masks. If Scentsy can mail wax bars in the middle of the summer without melting, from the US to Canada, I think Lush can send out some fresh masks in the middle of the winter. So, that's my rant for the day lol.


December 8, 2015

Olay Total Effects - 7 in One - Anti-Aging Moisturizer [Review]

First off, I have to say that I got this for free from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion!



Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad [Review]

I got this in one of my many recent Sephora purchases. I was seriously considering purchasing either a clarisonic or a foreo Luna during the 20% off sale and was doing some research trying to make up my mind about which I wanted (but shouldn't purchase) and I came across this cool little contraption.


December 2, 2015

Scentsy - up to 75% off! The Most Wonderful Sale of the Year!

Scentsy didn't seem to have any Black Friday or Cyber Monday specials when pretty much everywhere else was. They surprised us with some news yesterday, that there will be a sale for the next three days. From December 2nd to December 4th, you can save up to 75% off selected Scentsy products!

We were informed that each day would have its own "door buster"... here's what you can expect to see as doorbusters over the next three days:

December 2 - Warmers
December 3 - Bars
December 4 - To Go Products (Scent Circles, Scent Paks and Travel Tins)

While they haven't said what else will be going on during the sale - I get the feeling there will be more than just those items. Of course this is all while supplies last.

If you're interested in shopping any of the days, I'd be glad if you visited my Scentsy party links! Each order placed will put your name into my drawing - and if it ends up being a qualified party - you'll be glad you shopped with me!

Shopping from Canada: https://deidrec.scentsy.ca/?partyId=297201837

Shopping from US: https://deidrec.scentsy.ca/?partyId=276690684

Thanks guys! :)
November 30, 2015

LiveFresh Natural - Oil Absorbing Sheets

I never really used to use blotting sheets on my skin. Since I have dry skin, I never thought I would need to remove oil from my face, since it probably needs it.

I recently purchased a somewhat matte foundation and I realized that my face cream was really thick and made my skin look oily, even when this product was supposed to be matte.

Luckily, I was recently approved to try out the LiveFresh Natural Oil Absorbing Sheets!


November 23, 2015

October & November Empties!

I know it's not the end of November yet, but I really wanted to get this done! I made an okay dent again in some products - I can't wait to get some more finished up. I have so much stuff and I really need to get through all the stuff!


November 22, 2015

Lush - Peeping Santa - Bubble Bar

I decided to treat myself to some Lush products. I needed some more rose water (which I somehow still haven't reviewed here.. note to self - get that review up!) and added some extras. One of those extras was this "Peeping Santa" bubble bar.


November 19, 2015

GlamGlow GIFTSEXY Dazzling Hydration Set

I picked up this GlamGlow Dazzling Hydration Set during the friends and family event. So I got it for 20% off. I usually don't like to spend large amounts on one skin care item, but I decided to splurge since I had the discount, and I figured maybe this will be the HG I've been on the search for since they discontinued my favourite Shiseido moisturizer!
November 13, 2015

Scentsy Holiday Products and Bricks

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Hey everyone! I try not to push this much on my blog but I just wanted to share some of the Holiday collection that Scentsy has released this year - and the limited edition Bricks that are available ONLY for the month of November!

Let's start of with the Warmer of the Month for November. This one is called Let It Snow. It features a winter scene on all four sides of the warmer. It's in the popular mason jar shape just like the Chasing Fireflies warmer that has been the most popular ever. This is 10% off for the month. 





Two new nightlight warmers were added to the collection. A mug with Happy Holidays and a candy cane handle. Look how cute it is with the whipped cream and sprinkles - and the candy cane sticking out from the top! And Baby Tux. He's a miniture version of the premium warmer. I just love his little santa hat! These will be perfect in kitchen or washroom.
 Or how about this limited edition Gingerbread House! This is a part of the collectors items that Scentsy had started last year with the Nutcracker. There are only a limited quantity made, and each warmer is numbered. This is a three piece warmer, and the windows light up. It also comes with the gingerbread man ornament!
 
Looking for something a little more sophisticated and classy? Take a look at the Old World Santa, or Holiday Reindeer. Both of these are so beautiful and would look great on a mantle! I just love the added gold touch on the reindeer, and the little lantern that Santa is carrying!
 Love advent calendars? Well... look no further! Each come with samples!



There is even a holiday buddy! Look how cute Percy the Penguin is! I love the little earmuffs they added!

And finally... last but not least in all of these wonderful Holiday products... Scentsy has released their wax Bricks again. But they are only around for a very limited time only. The month of November. And once they are gone, they will be gone for good! Bricks are available in the following scents:

Pumpkin Roll - Creamy pumpkin pie filling surrounded with yellow cake, pecans, butter, and spice.

Juniper Berry - This luscious blend of black raspberry, lemon peel and bergamot with a hint of earthy balsam is clean and crisp, like the first taste of autumn.

Christmas Cottage - A cozy, inviting blend of Valencia oranges, raspberries, cloves, and spices.

Eskimo Kiss - Blackberry jam, caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, and amber in a softly romantic scent.

Apple Smores - Harvest apples, cinnamon glaze and a drop of coconut milk lend a tantalizing twist to classic toasted marshmallow, vanilla crème and warm cedarwood.

Apple Butter Frosting  -Let this heartwarming medley of baked, cinnamon-spiced apples and decadent vanilla buttercream be the icing that finishes your holiday décor. (EXCLUSIVE IN BRICKS ONLY! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS SCENT HAS BEEN RELEASED! - and it smells absolutely amazing! You definitely get the Vanilla Bean Buttercream at first, and it has a light hint of apples and cinnamon)

Look at the size difference between the wax bar and the brick. Even the cubes are huge!




If you're interested in placing an order - please take a look at my website!
www.deidrec.scentsy.ca

You can shop from Canada (which is automatically set up) USA or Mexico. Just change your location in the menu bar if you are shopping from the US or Mexico! I would like to say thank you if you do decide to place an order!

Birchbox - November 2015

Firstly, how PRETTY is this box!? It's brown with like a mint green flower pattern. I have a friend that would just love this. I may keep it for her so she can use it for some knick-knacks, or whatever. It's right up her alley. As soon as I saw it, I was like... this is the prettiest Birchbox I've received so far! Onto the contents!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Ever since I started blogging, I've seen the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks everywhere. I was never really a big lipstick wearer but over the past few months, I've been applying some sort of lip product (I have SO many) and now I just feel odd when I wear a face of makeup and nothing else besides some chapstick. I throw some colour on my lips and it just feels better.

When I placed one of the original Sephora orders, I decided to finally give an Everlasting Liquid Lipstick a try. There wasn't much of a selection (they tend to sell out quickly) so I chose something that I thought I would like and would match my skin tone. I ended up choosing the colour Beloved (a soft coral from the description on Sephora's website)


November 6, 2015

Bite Beauty - Mauvember Lipstick

I know I said I was putting myself on a no buy. But I failed. Yup. It wasn't even a week ago. And I've already made a purchase from Younique and Sephora. Anyway, I won't let it get me down. Tomorrow is a new day, and I will be sure to stick to it this time.
October 30, 2015

CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara [Review]




I was offered the opportunity to join the BzzAgent campaign for CoverGirl Mascara, and I definitely joined given the chance! I love mascara, and I love trying all of the different brands. You never know if you will fall in love with an affordable drug store brand, or with a higher priced mascara. Sometimes you can find a dupe that is crazy affordable. BzzAgent gave us the choice of which mascara we wanted to pick for the campaign. One of the four we could choose from are: Lash Blast Volume (orange), Clump Crusher (green), Lash Blast Fusion (purple) and Full Lash Bloom (pink). I think we have all tried the original at some point in our lives so I decided to choose Full Lash Bloom - the one that Katy Perry was recently in commercials for.


October 29, 2015

Shopping Hauls

I seem to have a bit of shopping problem. The first step is to admit it, right? Well.. After October ends, I'm officially on a no buy. Hopefully I can make it last. I know Christmas is around the corner, so those gifts will be in December and I will NOT buy anything for myself! Here are a couple of hauls I have recently done. Reviews will eventually be up on each product! I have to add that I didn't buy all of these things at one time, this has probably been the past 2 months. I have just been so slow adding things because of 2 busy jobs!

Sephora Haul
We've got
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Sephora Rose Sleeping Mask
Sephora Soft Touch Cotton Pads
and the free samples were: GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment, and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick.

Ahh, 20% Off codes cause some damage!
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - I've heard good things about this, and I can't wait to try it!
GlamGlow ThirstyMud Gift Set
BeautyBlender Duo Kit and Cleaner

I wanted to hit VIB so I made a small order to qualify
Kat Von D Studded Lip Stick in Lolita
Sephora brand Micellar water
Formula X Nail Polish in Ignite - this is so beautiful!
Sephora Sleeping Masks in Rose and Lotus


Bisou Beauty Bar Haul

I wanted to try some snail products!
Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
and a bunch of samples!

There was a flash sale (good excuse!) and I wanted to try some of these goodies!
Lindsay Pearl Modeling Mask
Lindsay Vitamin Modeling Mask
SkinFood Blask Sugar Cleansing Oil
Mizon AC Care Solution Acence Blemish Control Soothing Gel Cream
Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack
A bunch of masks
And some funky blackhead nose patch lol - the name is slipping me right now and it's out of reach... I will edit this with the name!
And more awesome samples!





Here's what else you will see coming up in my next couple of posts...

- I have one more Sephora Haul that I need to add
- Empties (I will probably do this in November so I can add some more to the pile. I feel like one month isn't long enough for me, and two months is too long... we'll see what I have in the middle of the month!)
- Younique haul
- Reviews on plenty of these products - theres so many to test!
- November BirchBox
- I won an Avene prize! It still hasn't got here yet, but once it does - it will be posted!
- CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Review
- SampleSource Sample Box Review
October 26, 2015

Birchbox - October 2015

I'm going to start off by saying I haven't tried any of these products from my October Birchbox. Honestly, I have SO MUCH stuff that I probably should end my subscription. I actually won 500 points from Birchbox on one of their Facebook contests, so I've been holding off and waiting for some items to come back in stock from their store. I wanted to purchase new BeautyBlenders and they have a great kit, but it hasn't been in stock forever. Anyway, this is my October box.


Birchbox - September 2015


Well, I just realized I still haven't uploaded my Birchbox from September. Oops!


September 23, 2015

August & September Empties!

Wow! I haven't posted anything in awhile. It definitely didn't feel like 20 days ago! Things have been a little hectic with me. I just recently got a new job so I've been doing interviews, orientation, and some training this week. And next week I pick up some shifts. I decided to combine my August empties, with others that I have finished through this month. I know technically September isn't over, but I don't think I will have many other empty products. I know I will definitely have a face cleanser, but I'm not going to hold off posting this for one item. So here we go!


September 3, 2015

Small MAC Haul

I don't ever shop at MAC. I'm not sure why, maybe I was afraid of the prices, or maybe because we don't have an actual MAC location around here (even though I'm in a fairly large city). We have a small kiosk inside of The Bay (all you Canadians know) but I've never really stopped to look or shop there.

Well that changed when I saw that MAC Giambattista Valli collection. I had to have that orange lipstick. I'm not even an fan of orange anything, but it's so pretty. I found out the name was Margherita. And I had to have it.

I spent days deciding what else I had to have, because I wanted to shop online, I needed a minimum amount to purchase to qualify for free shipping. ALWAYS a catch lol. Anyway, I decided I wanted to try the Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation, and the Viva Glam Miley lipstick.

Not pictured is the powder, but it looks like a normal powder, lol. I can do a separate review.

Look how pretty that Margherita is! It's so beautiful! And I knew I would really like the Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick because its pink.

Top: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick - I love love love this pink! It goes on so smooth, and not patchy. I love the shine. It's a little brighter than I am used to, but it's pink so it works. It also fades throughout the day, but leaves behind a bit of a stain, which is nice because it looks like you still have some colour on your lips.

Bottom: Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Margherita - as you can see, this pulls VERY orange on me. It's a little too much to be honest, but I find if I put a lip balm on first, and very lightly pat this on my lips, it's not too hideous haha. But it's such a beautiful colour! It does have a matte finish which does end up looking a little spotty, so you definitely need to exfoliate those lips before wearing it!

 I purchased this with my own money. All opinions are of my own*



September 2, 2015

TheFaceShop - Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner and Emulsion

I was looking for an emulsion (because I didn't have one) and I found this duo.

TheFaceShop Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner and Moisture Emulsion. I've been using these for about 2 months now, and you can see on the right, how little has been used.

Birchbox - August 2015

I've managed to catch a cold in the summer. At least I think it's a cold and not allergies. Either way, I decided I would take some time and post some reviews because I just didn't post many in August.


August 30, 2015

ColourPop Haul

I'm way behind on this post. I actually made my first ColourPop purchase in the beginning of July! Oops! I guess I'm not THAT bad... it's not a full 2 months yet!


August 26, 2015

Scentsy 10% off Sale!

Scentsy is having a 10% off sale in order to transition to our fall and winter catalogue.

Many scents, warmers, and entire layers (body products) line are being discontinued.

I'm definitely sad to see the shower gels go, they lather great and one of the few that don't give me hives when I use them.

If you're interested in placing an order, please keep me in mine! The sale ends August 31st!

www.deidrec.scentsy.ca

You can shop from Canada, USA or Mexico. The page is automatically set up for Canada, so if you're shopping from another country, just change the location from the menu bar!

Send me a message for my personal offer!

August 25, 2015

Etude House - Moistfull Collagen - Ampoule Essence and Cream

I've been using this set for a few weeks now, and I figured it was time to do a review. I think this has been the longest I've tested something before blogging about it. I also haven't had the chance to jump on the computer in awhile, and I still can't figure out how to post more than one picture when I'm using the blogger app on my phone. And forget the browser version.

August 20, 2015

Obsessed Canada: Sigma Beauty - Eye Shading Brush [Review]

I was recently contacted by Obsessed Canada. They wanted to share that they had recently started to carry Sigma Beauty makeup brushes on their website, and were sending out a free makeup brush to bloggers who were interested in trying the brand out, and to let our readers know that the brushes were now available to purchase.



August 9, 2015

July Empties!

I surprisingly got through quite a bit of products for July! That makes me super excited! I can't wait to get through some more in August!


August 3, 2015

July 2015 - Ipsy Glambag [Review]

Well. I have to say goodbye to Ipsy. As we all know, I signed back up for the subscription in June. I figured I would give them July as well, even though I should have known that it just wasn't going to work out. I waited and waited and waited to get a tracking code. After commenting on another post on their facebook page (also complaining about the tracking code) it mysteriously popped up in my inbox. Then I checked it everyday, and it didn't move once in 10 days. It sat in NC for 10 days. I wasn't impressed. I cancelled for August, and asked why my bag was just sitting in once place for so long. They emailed me back telling me they would send a second bag free of charge and to keep both. That's okay, but I knew I wasn't getting anything good. Why would I want doubles. My first bag ended up moving a day or two after that.


July 31, 2015

Banila Co - Clean It Zero - Review

I didn't go looking for this product. I stumbled upon a Canadian company on Instagram who sells Korean skin care products. I was actually looking to try the Etude House Moistfull Super Collagen Set, and then I saw this Banila Co Clean It Zero (on sale!) on their page. I needed to add another item to my cart so I could qualify for free or discounted shipping (I don't even remember now lol) so I added Clean It Zero.