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March 31, 2017

Five on Friday - March 31, 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!

I've been bad this month, and have purchased a lot of items I didn't need... so I'll probably post a few of those purchases here!

~ O N E ~


March 29, 2017

Essence Cosmetics - Battle of the Volume Mascaras

I purchased two new mascaras (to me at least) during the Essence black Friday sale, to try out. I'm always on a hunt to find volumizing (over lengthening) mascaras because I really enjoy how they make my lashes look more fanned out. My lashes are naturally on the longer side, so I find lengthening mascaras don't do much for me. In this "battle" we are going to be comparing Essence Cosmetics mascaras in I Love Extreme Volume Mascara (waterproof) and Get BIG! Lashes Volume Boost Mascara.


March 27, 2017

FabFitFun - Editors Box

I made an excel chart with every product that I own, and I was so overwhelmed. I couldn't believe the amount of stuff that I own. I'm working on what I have, and am trying to refrain from buying more. But then I saw a sale on the FabFitFun box, and I decided I had to have it. I have a problem!

March 24, 2017

Five on Friday - March 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 ~
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March 20, 2017

Boxycharm - March 2017

I had originally signed up for Boxycharm as a 3 month subscription to see if I would like it. That ended in February. Since I've enjoyed the boxes I've received so far, I decided to let my subscription continue for another three months. Boxycharm is awesome because you receive full size products (or deluxe size in this month) but the total of all combined, far exceed the price of the box itself. The theme of the March box is Creepy Cute, so let's see what I got!


March 17, 2017

Five on Friday - March 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!

~ O N E ~

I was recently chosen by ChickAdvisor to try out the new Nivea 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer for Dry to Sensitive skin. I'm not really big on primers besides the sprays, but I'm so excited to give this a try because my skin has been looking super dry under makeup lately. I'll do a full review post on this soon!

~ T W O ~
I'm STILL sick! It's been about 16 days now. Ugh. I'm not as sick as I was in the beginning but I still have a slight stuffy/runny nose, and definitely a gross cough. TMI? It's slowly, slowly, going away. But I can't wait for it to be fully gone. Fingers crossed its passed on by the end of the weekend. I'm sure it didn't help that my brother and dad also got sick around the same time, so all of our germs are still just lingering around. Yuck.

~ T H R E E ~
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Why is it so hard to find flannel pajama pants? I made an order around Christmas for some from Old Navy, and they had a good selection. I ordered two pairs then, and I've been looking for another pair or two since all of mine are starting to get so old and worn out. I ended up placing another order last night through Old Navy since they were offering an additional 20% off everything, but they aren't flannel. I'll just have to deal!

~ F O U R ~

I have a friend who lives in PA, and when Girl Scouts announced this year that they would have Smores cookies, she offered to send me a box! I actually got two! They came in yesterday and I am so excited to try them out! Yum! Have you tried them yet? What is your favourite Girl Scout cookie? I actually managed to get some last year too... and I have to say Samoas, Tagalogs (the chocolate peanut butter patties) and Thin Mints are all awesome! She also included a ton of wax melts from her stash... most of them are Super Tarts brand and Walmart. I've never tried either of them, so I'm super excited to try all of these new (to me) scents!

~ F I V E ~
Did you guys see that Cheerios was giving away 100 Million Seeds to help #BringBackTheBees? I know there was a US promotion as well. But basically you sign up, and they will send out wildflower seeds that are Bee friendly. All of the information is here. I signed up and should receive the seeds in about 4-6 weeks. I'm definitely going to plant them either in the front or backyard. Every year we plant flowers, so hopefully we are helping the bees!



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March 14, 2017

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Collection - Glamsense Campaign

I was one of many people picked to participate in the recent Glamsense Campaign. This one is for the John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Collection. I believe there were some other lines as well that were sent out for coloured hair, and for smoothing hair. I'm glad I received the Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery system though, because my hair could really use the benefits.


March 10, 2017

Five on Friday - March 10, 2017

Happy March! 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 ~
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I was going through some of my older posts, and I realized... March is my THREE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! Wow! Three years! I honestly thought I was only doing this for two years, but I guess I forgot it was 2017, and was only thinking of 2014, and 2015. Three years! My first post was on March 18th, 2014... and it was about my first Ipsy bag. That's so crazy to me. I'm glad I decided to stick with it throughout the years. I might have gone through a period where I was not as consistent posting, but I'm slowly fixing that!

~ T W O ~
Canadian friends! Did you see that I'm doing a giveaway? It's open until March 14th, 11:59pm EST. And I will be announcing the winner on March 15th. I was picked to be the blog of the month for March in the Canadian Beauty Blogger network, and decided to do a giveaway. I guess that works out perfectly with my timing of it being my three year blogiversary. I didn't even realize it either. Good timing, me! Enter here!

~ T H R E E ~
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Have any of you been watching the live stream of April the Giraffe? Shes due to give birth to a baby giraffe any time now! Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY has set up a live stream on YouTube so viewers can watch her go into labour. I haven't actively been watching but I've checked here and there. Apparently shes been ready to have her baby for something over 3 weeks? That's crazy. I hope everything goes smoothly, and her baby is healthy!

~ F O U R ~
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Theres a new cast/city for the Real Housewives tv show. Now added is The Real Housewives of Toronto. The first episode aired on Tuesday March 7th. I haven't had a chance to watch it, but I will probably try and stream it at some point. I did watch The Real Housewives of Vancouver when it aired a few years ago, and while I did keep up with it, it didn't do as well as the US counterparts. I think RHO Orange County is the longest running? I used to watch that so long ago! It's cool that Toronto is trying, but are we sure we want it to be based off of this show? Either way, I'll probably end up catching it at some point this weekend, because I'm a sucker for reality tv. Also, Survivor is back! I can't wait to watch this season as well!

~ F I V E ~
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I'm going to be on the hunt soon for a new facial serum. I'm using one from Younique right now, and I don't feel I'm getting any benefits from it. I've seen a lot about Deciem lately, and have been thinking of trying some of their skincare products. Have any of you tried them before? And is there anything you would recommend trying? (I have dry/dehydrated skin) I'd love to give them a try since they are Canadian, and everything is awesomely priced! So recommendations would be greatly appreciated! I have some research cut out for me!


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March 7, 2017

My First Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I've decided since I was picked as Blog of the Month by the Canadian Beauty Blogger network that I am a part of, I wanted to share my happiness in the form of a giveaway! Now, it isn't going to be anything huge - but just a small thank you to my followers! I will have this giveaway open until March 14th, so the winner will be announced on March 15th.

Here's what you have the chance win!

Products include brands such as: Bella Aura Skincare, Caudalie, Colourpop, Dr. Brandt, Estee Lauder, Josie Maran, Lush, Pur, TheFaceShop, and more! (I'll also be adding more to this during the giveaway!)


Contest Rules:
  • This giveaway is open to Canadians only!
  • This giveaway begins on March 7th, 2017 and ends on March 14th, 2017 at 11:59pm
  • All entries will be double checked
  • This is my own giveaway... this is not sponsored in any way
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. If they fail to respond within that time frame, I will pick another prize winner
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Edit: If you signed up in the beginning, you would have seen that my giveaway timeframe was going to be for the whole month of March, but I found out that Rafflecopter will only allow me to use the entry form for a week, so I had to shorten the time. I hope you all don't mind! I will still be adding more to the box as the month goes on!  So good luck to everyone!

Too Faced - Sweet Peach - Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

When Too Faced announced they were coming out with additional products for the Sweet Peach line... I was like, SIGN ME UP! I knew I needed more peach smelling products in my life. They announced they would be re-releasing the Sweet Peach Palette, a Highlighting Palette, a single blush, and of course, these creamy peach oil lip glosses. Now every product is beautiful, and I wanted all of it, but I had to try and be conservative. I decided to purchase two oil lip glosses because I figured I would use them the most.


March 3, 2017

Five on Friday - March 3, 2017

Happy March! 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 ~
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I managed to catch a cold or some kind of bug this week. I don't know how but I did. So I've been living off of water, and throat lozenges the past couple of days. Thank goodness for cold/flu pills as well! I'm hoping it will disappear in the next day or two.

~ T W O ~
I placed some orders during Black Friday when there were a ton of sales, and some of them have just never made it to my blog (yet). One of them was this order from Essence. I planned on writing a haul post for it, but I have decided to only give a short review here. I absolutely love the gel nail polish system. You have a base coat, your polish colour, and then a top coat. I've been obsessed with the purple gray shade called so what? and have been wearing it pretty much non stop.
The polish lasts awhile too! I can go about a week without it chipping. My latest manicure has lasted about 2 weeks so far, which is impressive considering the regular price of these nail polishes are only $2.99 each. They were on sale for $1.49 when I placed my order. I will say though that I'm not a fan of the eyeshadow palette. None of the shades are matte, and when blended they kind of just muddle together. The waterproof eyeliner pens dry out quickly, and aren't as pigmented as I would like. The nail stamper didn't work at all for me (might just be user error though - I will have to try it again!) I will say I like the I Love Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara (Blue/Purple Tube) and I haven't tried the brow gel or get big lashes mascara yet. I can do a separate review for those. I could even compare the two mascaras.

~ T H R E E  ~
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I'm so sad! I managed to snag a deluxe sample size of Bite Beauty's lipstick in Fig. It's such a beautiful colour! It's described as a nude rose. Anyway, when I went to apply it, the bullet fell out! Ahh! After a twitter cry, a fellow CBB'er recommended depotting it into a jar. Why didn't I think of that? I have a little jar from the Miracle10 AHA cream sample I received, so I will clean it out and put that lipstick in there. In the meantime, I managed to find another deluxe sample size of Fig and it should be here in the mail soon! Hopefully that one doesn't break, or it will be joining this one in the jar.

~ F O U R ~
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I was notified yesterday morning that the Canadian Beauty Blogger network/group I'm a part of, has selected me as the blog of the month for March! How exciting is that! I've never been featured before as a blog of the month, and I'm really trying to get this to grow. I can't wait to connect more with some other Canadian bloggers!

~ F I V E ~
Another Black Friday order I placed was for Colourpop. I really wanted to support the Best Friends Animal Society cause that Colourpop was working with. All proceeds of the purchase of the two eyeshadows would be donated to Best Friends Animal Society(R) and their NKLA effort to Save Them All. Puppy Love is a cream pink shadow with a golden sheen, and Cat Nap is an icy rose gold drizzled with pink and silver glitter. Between the two shadows, I prefer puppy love. I also picked up Cami and Contempo lippie stix. I'll do a full review on all of these soon! The two shadows will no longer be available to purchase after 03/03/2017... so if you're interested in trying them... you need to order them now! You can find them in the Colourpop sale section of their website.




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March 2, 2017

February 2017 - Empties!

And we're back again with another end of the month! It's really crazy how time is going by so quickly. It just felt like Christmas and New Years, and here we are, the beginning of March! I'm looking forward to more daylight, spring flowers, and no more snow! Well, fingers crossed on the last one! Being in Ontario, we could get some snow up until April, but let's not jinx it! Anyway, let's take a look at my empties for February. I didn't manage to finish as much as I hoped to, but every little bit helps!