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February 27, 2017

Topbox - February 2017

Guys. I'm so weak. I gave in and resubbed to Topbox. I know, I know. I don't need more things. I don't need to spend that money.  But I saw January's bag that I missed out on, and I liked it. It's also only something like $13 a month, so it's not entirely a huge splurge. After I received my bag, I kind of felt like I shouldn't have signed back up. It's not the greatest one I've ever had. So, let's take a look at my February Topbox.

February 24, 2017

Five on Friday - February 24, 2017

It's finally Friday! And that means it's time for another Five on Friday! I hope you'll join in! All you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add the Five on Friday logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools found on Smidge of This. It's easy, and a great way to find new blogs to read, and a great way to be found!

~ O N E ~

Did you all have a great long weekend? Well, those of you that had one? Mine was great. Saturday night we drove up north to spend the night with my best friend and her family. Sunday was her sisters baby shower, so we helped decorate and get things ready for the party. We came home Sunday evening, and got to relax on Monday. I had a great time, and I can't believe how fast the time has gone, since she announced she was pregnant, and now shes only a month and a half away!

~ T W O ~

I ended up doing a product swap with a member of the makeup sell/trade group I'm in. I traded my Boxycharm ZPalette for a full size Tarte blush in the shade Tipsy. It's a beautiful coral colour. I only have one other Tarte blush, but I really like the consistency and pigmentation of them. She was also kind enough to send me a sample of Laneige Sleeping Mask. I believe I've tried a sample of this in the past, but it was generous of her to send this along with the blush! I can't wait to put this on my face! (The blush that is!)

~ T H R E E ~
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Are any of you Britney Spears fans? Did you watch the Lifetime movie based on her on Saturday night? I believe it was called Britney - Ever After. I wasn't able to watch it Saturday, but I managed to stream it online on Monday. I wish Lifetime would stop trying to make movies about these celebrities. They always do a bad job! I'm a Britney fan, but I just had to shake my head a few times during the movie.

~ F O U R
I'm so upset! I was going through my makeup drawer and I decided to take a look at my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Now, I've had this palette for 2 years now, I purchased it in January 2017. But, I'll be honest and say I've probably used it less than 5 times in the whole time I've owned it. Bad - I know. I really need to reach for shadows more often. But that's beside my point. I opened it up, and about 4 of the shadows fell out, and so did the mirror. It made me sad because this palette wasn't cheap, and it's not like I had it out of the packaging and brought it with me everywhere, so it got all dinged up. This was literally sitting in my drawer, only brought out a few times to be used. I ended up moving all the shadows to a z-palette and tossed the case. How disappointing!

~ F I V E ~
And just as a last heads up, I posted in another Five on Friday post that I am a Scentsy consultant. I just wanted to remind everyone that February is 10% off month! They are clearing out Fall and Winter scents to make room for Spring and Summer scents, and some warmers are also being discontinued as well. If you're interested in seeing the Spring and Summer 2017 catalogue, send me and email and I can send one your way! Also, the sale ends on February 28th, so there are only 4 more days to save! If you're interested in placing an order at all, you can shop from my link and have it shipped directly to you... I'd greatly appreciate it! www.deidrec.scentsy.ca




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February 21, 2017

Lush - BOGO Haul!

Lush sort of kept their BOGO/50% off sale quiet this year. When boxing day arrived (December 26th) they posted they had their BOGO sale on, and another for 50% off certain products. I checked all day and anything I was slightly interested in, was sold out. I checked the page for a few days to see if they would do a restock, and eventually I gave up. I really wanted the Peeping Santa bubble bar again, and it just wasn't showing up. I decided I didn't really need anything and stopped looking. Until someone posted on Instagram on January 4th that a restock happened and there was a ton of products available again. And sure enough, there was! I managed to make a small-ish order.


February 17, 2017

Five on Friday - February 17, 2017

It's finally Friday! And that means it's time for another Five on Friday! I hope you'll join in! All you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add the Five on Friday logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools found on Smidge of This. It's easy, and a great way to find new blogs to read, and a great way to be found!

Boxycharm - February 2017

I had originally signed up for Boxycharm as a 3 months subscription to see if I would like it. I received my first box in December. January. And now February. As far as I know, my subscription will renew in March for another 3 months. Which is fine by me, because Boxycharm sends some awesome products! So let's just get right in and see what I got for my February box!

 

February 11, 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Palette

This eyeshadow palette was originally released in the summer, and of course sold out immediately. When I first saw it, I thought it was beautiful. But I thought to myself that I didn't really need it because I never reach for reds/berries when it comes to my eye looks. But then the reviews and swatches, and eye looks kept coming in, and my mind was slowly changing. Of course, each time the palette was restocked, it sold out immediately. This lead to months of seeing even more reviews and looks, and each time, I wanted it more. Anyone who had it (mostly on YouTube and Instagram) would take pictures of it, and they hit pan already! That's so impressive, it has to be a highly loved palette if people are making huge dips, and hitting pan in less than 6 month! It also has great reviews on Sephora. When it restocked this week on the Sephora website, I managed to snag one right away. It looks as if it is still available to order.


February 10, 2017

Five on Friday - February 10, 2017

It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I hope you'll join in! All you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add the Five on Friday logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools found on Smidge of This. It's easy, and a great way to find new blogs to read, and a great way to be found!
February 8, 2017

Valentine's Day Look - CBB Theme of the Month!

I'm a part of the Canadian Beauty Blogger network, on Facebook and through their directory. We're just a bunch of beauty bloggers who all live in Canada and get to share our blogs with one another. Each month we vote on a theme of the month, and brand of the month. For February, the theme chosen was Red, Pink and White. Seeing how Valentine's Day also falls in February, I decided to create a valentines look using mostly Pink and White colours.

Pictured above is what I used to create this look:

February 6, 2017

Beautylish - Lucky Bag 2017

Every month I tell myself that I need to be on a no buy. Then something comes along and I suddenly need it. That's how I felt about this years Beautylish Lucky Bag for 2017. I purchased one last year, and told myself that I didn't need another for 2017 because I was so let down by what I received last year. You can see what I got in my 2016 Lucky Bag here. Looking back, I guess my bag last year wasn't so bad compared to what I got this year. But you take a gamble with these surprise boxes. Of course I stalked the #LuckyBag2017 hashtag on Instagram since the beginning of January as well, so I began hoping for products that never made it into my bag either. They were giving away Modern Renaissance palettes, Becca primers, full size, and 5 pan Natasha Denona palettes as well. Amazing things this year.


February 3, 2017

Five on Friday - February 3, 2017

And we're back with another Five on Friday!

~ O N E ~

Can you guys believe it's already February?!

Do you guys do anything for Valentine's Day? Or celebrate it? We don't really do much for Valentine's Day because our anniversary is February 18th, so we kind of combine them. This year will be our 7th year anniversary. I can't believe how fast the time has gone, it feels like we just met not too long ago. Also in February, we get a long weekend. This year it falls on February 20th and is called Family Day in Ontario. So our long weekend will be packed with anniversary plans and my best friend's sisters baby shower. I'm looking forward to it all!

~ T W O ~
Dieting. Ah. I hate the word. But I've reached a point in my life where I feel I need to lose some weight to be more comfortable. Not just with myself, but my clothes are starting to get a bit too snug. A few years ago we changed our way of eating and focused on a low-carb meal plan. I lost 50 pounds then, and I was happy. However, over the years we let ourselves eat not so healthy, and that weight crept back up. I'm not into yo-yo dieting, but we are going to start getting back into the low-carb meals, and start keeping an eye on what we are really eating. I will probably keep a monthly update or so, just to keep track of how I'm doing. I really need it, and it's always easier when you're not having to do it alone.

~ T H R E E ~
Have any of you heard of the Moonreader app? I'm not sure if it is available on the iPhone, but I just downloaded it not to long ago on my Android. It's basically just a book reader app. I love paper books but I find I'm just not reading as much as I should be, so this encourages that. I've already finished reading books from Kailyn Lowry and Amber Portwood from the Teen Mom series. Those were easy reads. I just started reading one called All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. It's about the disappearance of two young women, a decade apart, told in reverse. I'm not too far into the story yet, but it's been really good so far. What I love about the app though is that they have a few databases where you can download the books for free - which is great for anyone who is on a budget and can't really afford to be buying books all of the time. I need to look through and see if they have added anything new!

~ F O U R ~
I've really enjoyed being in a Canadian beauty group for buying, selling, and trading cosmetics from subscription boxes. Since I received a Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in my Lucky Bag 2017 and didn't like the colour, I was able to swap with someone in the group for a shade that flatters my skin tone a little better. This makes me happy because with the previous shade, I wasn't going to be able to wear it. Now that item hasn't become a waste. I've also been able to receive a sample of the Too Faced Hangover Primer, Hanalei Lip Treatment, and some other items as well. I really like being able to sell some of the items I've received in subscription boxes that I wouldn't use, so I know they will get some use in the future, and won't go to waste in my household.

~ F I V E ~
I know I just posted about Scentsy in my last Five on Friday post, but they always have something exciting going on for each month. February is transition month, where they are having a sale on almost everything to make way for the new Spring and Summer products. Right now almost all items are 10% off... It's pretty much everything except charity and licensed products. Also included are the diffusers. And they are offering a bundle deal that has never been offered before. Purchase any diffuser, get 10% off AND Scentsy will let you choose 3 natural oils to go along with it, at no added cost. The scents they are allowing you to choose from are:
Eucalyptus Lavender Mint - Soak in a fragrant whirlpool of relaxing lavender flower, uplifting mint, energizing eucalyptus and encouraging nutmeg.
Jasmine White Tea - Long revered for its romantic leanings, jasmine sets a sensual mood while lemongrass, mandarin and bergamot softly brighten the edges.
Lavender Orange Blossom - Stroll through a fragrant citrus grove, reveling in a chorus of ripe tangerine, orange blossom and soft sprigs of lavender.
Lemongrass Cucumber Lime - Drift easy beneath a refreshing veil of brisk lemongrass, cool cucumber and zesty lime.
Orange Strawberry Melon - Radiant notes of fresh orange, melon and strawberry bubble and bounce across this invigorating, tropically inspired fragrance.
Pear Lime Spice - Green pear, lime and bay leaf spiced with cinnamon.
Pecan Sugarcane Vanilla - Sumptuous layers of sugared pecans, cinnamon and vanilla.
Rose Chamomile Lavender - Escape to a romantic garden path with billowing chamomile, spikes of lavender and lush, feminine rose notes long trusted for their soothing effects.
Vanilla Cinnamon Clove - Settle into the welcoming warmth of vanilla perfumed by aromatic cinnamon and spicy clove in this nurturing natural scent.
Vanilla Nutmeg Cardamom - Satisfy your craving for warmth and comfort with this blend of sweet vanilla spiced with enlivening nutmeg and cardamom.

I'm so tempted to order one for myself! There are some great sounding oils in there.. orange strawberry melon, vanilla nutmeg cardamom, vanilla cinnamon clove, and pecan sugarcane vanilla are calling my name! Please remember, if you do decide to purchase Scentsy, I'd appreciate it if you used my link! www.deidrec.scentsy.ca and you can shop from Canada or the USA (you just have to change the location to USA if that's where you're shopping from - since it's automatically set as Canada because that's where I'm living) This is my only source of income at the moment, so anything is really appreciated!


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