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April 28, 2017

Five on Friday - April 28, 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 ~
Wow! We are at the end of April already! Time keeps flying by so quickly. It will be summer before we know it! We have had some great weather lately. Yesterday was almost 30 degrees C, and humid! Today, it's half of that, but man it feels chilly! I'm looking forward to the nicer weather, and hoping to spend some more time outside!

~ T W O ~
I'm so excited! I made an appointment for next week to get my hair lightened. I have the balayage now in my hair, but it's still not at the level of blonde I would like. So, off I will go! I'm hoping we can add a little more highlights at the top of my head as well. We'll see! But I'm so excited! I'm also planning to get a little cut off... not too much but enough so that I'm not holding myself hostage when laying down at night, and yank myself back with my elbows lol.

~ T H R E E ~
Have you guys received your VIB sale orders? I made two throughout the sale. The first one made it here with no issues. My second package was supposed to be here on Tuesday (April 25th) was scanned out for delivery and never made it here. After going back and forth with Sephora and Canada Post, it somehow managed to be re-processed at 2am this morning (April 28) and was scanned as out for delivery as well. So, hopefully it actually makes it today! It was such a headache trying to figure it out with Canada Post. They didn't want to help me because I'm the received, and then Sephora just kept telling me that it's on it's way, but it was out for delivery for 3 days lol. Ah, I really hope it shows up today!

~ F O U R ~
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So our diet has been a success so far! Minus the two Tim Hortons Ice Caps that my Dad has given me. I've had to remind him that I can't drink it because I'm on a diet. I snuck two in but that creates a bad habit and I need to cut it off cold turkey. As long as I can have some half and half, and liquid sweetener, I can make myself an iced coffee. Although, I'm looking forward to $1 drink days from McDonalds, because their iced coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup added is delicious! But so far, I'm down 5.5lbs in 10 days. Which again, I know is water weight.. but I'm happy to see it going down!

~ F I V E ~
 And as a final reminder... Scentsy bricks and Mother's Day bundles are over at the end of the month, so if you were thinking of trying any of them out - this is the final stretch! Everything is while supplies last, so if something sells out before the 30th, that's it! You can place your orders on my website if you're interested www.deidrec.scentsy.ca and if not, that's cool too!



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April 26, 2017

Jeffree Star - Velour Liquid Lipstick

As you saw in my Beautylish Lucky Bag 2017, I received this Jeffree Star - Velour Liquid Lipstick in Gemini. Now, it looks like a beautiful colour, that would work well with many skin tones. Except mine. I didn't even bother to swatch mine on my skin, because from swatches online, I knew it would pull way too brown on me. I've tried with many other brands, and I didn't want it to go to "waste" if I could swap with someone else. So that's exactly what I did!


April 24, 2017

Tarte - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer. It's all over YouTube. It's all over social media. And I had to get my hands on it. Anytime that Tarte posted that it was available, the shades I needed would be sold out in an instant. Finally, there came a point where they had restocked all of the shades, and it was during their friends and family sale. Which meant there where was a discount on top of it. Plus, ebates was having double cash back. I really couldn't turn that down. So I ordered two Shape Tape concealers, but in two different shades.


April 21, 2017

Five on Friday - April 21, 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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Did you guys place any orders through this Sephora 15% off sale so far? I made two orders. I totally shouldn't have - but I will be posting what I got as soon as it all comes in. I managed to stick with only skin care this time around.  Not like I need any more, but there were some higher end products I wanted to try, and I figured now would be the time. Although the 20% off sale at the end of the year would have been a better time. Ah well! Look out for that post!

~ T W O ~

Canadian friends - FTB Beauty is having a huge 40% off sale right now. I just saw it posted on Facebook. They carry some hard to find brands here. I ended up ordering some Real Technique brushes, and miracle sponges. I've never tried them. But the sets are like $26 each, with 40% off - that's a steal! Check it out! Canadian prices, and it's free shipping! I have never ordered from them before, but they are closing up shop.

~ T H R E E ~

Have you heard the new Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd song called Lust for Life? It came out a few days ago, and I've had it stuck in my head since. I'm not the biggest fan of either one of them, but I like both of their music, and I find their voices work so well with one another! Video is here.

~ F O U R ~

My Scentsy bricks came in! I ended up choosing Peach and White Amber, and Pineapple Coconut Vanilla. They aren't as heavily fragranced as I thought they would be, but they are nice! I also decided on ordering three bars - Gleeful Grape, Sunkissed Citrus and Summer Sunshine. I'm so ready for summer!

~ F I V E ~
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We finally started our low carb diet this week. We were supposed to start awhile back, and with Easter and other events going on, it just never happened. We make excuses, but now we are finally on track. Of course, Starbucks had to release that unicorn frappuccino that everyone is sharing all over social media. I really want to try it but I'm going to hold off. I do have a slight feeling that it will be back, or be made permanent, just because people went so crazy for it. McDonald's also released an Oreo Coffee Frappe as well. I just have to remember this is only for a little and then we can add a treat here and there, but focus on what we need to do now. I've already gone down 3lbs since Monday (I know, it's all water) and feel less bloated, I can't wait to see the scale drop even more. We can do this!



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April 19, 2017

Skin Inc. - My Daily Dose: Get Glowin' Custom-Blended Serum Set

I redeemed some Sephora points a few months ago for this custom-blended serum set because I was on the hunt for a hyaluronic acid, or a hydrating serum. This point perk was 500 points, which was kind of a lot looking back at it. But I've heard great things about Skin Inc. and decided to order the trio. This specific sample kit is no longer available, but you can find the full size version here. Keep on reading to see what I thought about this custom-blended serum set!


April 17, 2017

Boxycharm - April 2017

Boxycharm is a subscription box service, that sends full size and deluxe sample size items to you each month. I've noticed majority of the time, you will get full sized products, and you receive 5 each month. It is $21 USD a month, plus shipping. There are discounts if you sign up for 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. I originally signed up for 3 months, and it renewed for another 3 months automatically. Everyone generally gets the same box each month, with a few variations such as lipstick colours. Or a lipstick vs lip gloss. That being said, let's take a look at what I received for my April Boxycharm.

April 14, 2017

Five on Friday - April 14, 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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"Hoppy" Easter Weekend! Do you guys have any plans? We don't have many. Probably just a Family dinner on Sunday night. We were invited to another family members on Sunday for dinner as well, but we will just stay local. I will say I wish I had a kid for the holidays (or at least a younger child in my family) because I'd love to be able to do an Easter egg hunt for/with them... one day!

~ T W O ~
So I'm terrible at not spending money. This week I placed an order for the new Scentsy bricks that I posted about last week. I'll share which scents I chose when they come in! I also placed an order with Acti-Labs (another direct sales company) and then the Sephora sale will be starting on April 18th for Rouge members. AND, I'm itching to make a Lush purchase. I've been putting off the Lush order for months, I really just need Eau Roma Water, but of course, I couldn't order just one thing! Theres a few other items I'd like to try.


~ T H R E E ~
Have you guys heard of the Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why? I kept seeing people post about it on Facebook, so I ended up watching the whole season in a few days. It was based off of a book, but I have never read it, or have heard of it before. But I will definitely be checking it out! Brief synopsis: "13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life." Apparently Selena Gomez was supposed to be in the movie, and they decided to put it on Netflix instead and she became one of the producers. Which explains why it blew up so much, I guess. But overall... it was a good series. It did seem kind of like a giant public service announcement, but it was interesting enough to keep my attention, and wanting to know what will happen afterwards. I'd recommend watching it. But heads up - there are some tough scenes to watch. They do show her ending her life.

~ F O U R ~
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I found out on Tuesday evening that I was picked for the Kat Von D Everlasting Lipliner Voxbox from Influenster. I know these were just recently released, so I'm excited to give it a try. I believe it will be in Lolita, which isn't a colour that really works for me, but I'm going to give it a fair chance. Maybe it won't apply as dark as the lipstick does. We will see, but again, I'm excited! And I feel like us Canadians don't get chosen much for Influenster Voxboxes. I wish that would change! Anyway, I'll be doing a review on this one it arrives and I get a chance to try it out!

~ F I V E ~
I have been obsessed with saving balayage hair pictures on Instagram. My hair is balayage right now, but it's a weird shade of blonde. It's a little too orange/yellow for my liking, and I'd really love to cool it out. I last went in December, and I had old dye in my hair. My hair typically pulls red anyway when it is bleached. But the first time we bleached it, it pretty much came out orange. I wasn't too happy with it, so we made a second appointment, and she re-bleached it again. It killed some of the orange, but it's not where I would like it to be. Since it's been a few months, a trip to the hair dresser will need to be made soon. The lighter blonde looks so perfect for summer, and I really want to lighten it up some more!


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April 13, 2017

Spring Inspired Nails!

I don't do nail posts too often, because for the longest time, I just couldn't wear polish. Well, things have changed and now I can finally start wearing it again. I'm hoping to get some good use out of my polishes, and I wanted to do something that was Spring inspired, since it will be Easter this weekend!


April 12, 2017

Neal's Yard Remedies - Wild Rose Beauty Balm

If you're looking for a multi-use product, that is great for your skin, and smells like roses, well... this is the one for you. It has felt like a super long Winter, and my skin has been begging for some extra moisture. Once I read all of the claims this beauty balm made, I knew I had to give it a try.


April 10, 2017

TheFaceShop - Chia Seed Discovery Kit

I purchased this little discovery kit back in December when I did some damage at TheFaceShop just before Christmas. My Rice Ceramide toner and emulsion were running dangerously low when I went in to pick up a new set, and saw this kit there. The sales associate recommended I try the Chia Seed line for dry skin, so I figured I would get a little trial set to see how it played with my skin. I always try and use skincare products for a few weeks before I provide a review on it, just because skincare is so personal, and your skin can react at any time.


April 7, 2017

Five on Friday - April 7, 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!

April 5, 2017

Topbox - March 2017

Topbox is probably the most affordable subscription service that I have ever subscribed to. It's only $12 a month, which means in Ontario it only comes to $13.56 after taxes. Super affordable. Especially for those who aren't looking to spend too much, while getting to try new brands. They usually only send sample sized products, and a lot of skincare. So if you're looking for mostly makeup, or full size items, I'd recommend Boxycharm instead. Or even Ipsy. There generally isn't a theme of the month either.

Each month we are given the opportunity to wish for a prive box. What that is, is a box featuring a specific brand. First let's take a look at what our prive options were for March.


April 3, 2017

March 2017 - Empties!

I feel like I say this every month, but can you believe another month is done? It honestly feels like the time just flies by! I'm sure it also didn't help that I had that cold for just over 3 weeks. It finally is gone, and it felt like forever. Actually, I wouldn't say that it's 100% gone. Maybe 99%. But a ton better than before! Anyway, enough about my cold! Let's see what I managed to finish off in the month of March. I just wanted to add here as well that I tried to focus on a lot of my skincare samples. I used to have a ton of them, and I began to send them with items that I sold online, just so I could clear some out. Whatever I used this month is pretty much everything I had left (foil packet) - I do have some cleansers that I need to use, but other than that, I've used up all my skincare foil packets! So, let's get into March 2017- Empties!