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June 30, 2017

Five on Friday - June 30, 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!

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Happy Canada Day weekend fellow Canadians! Tomorrow (July 1st) is Canada Day here, and we're celebrating it's 150th Birthday! There are tons of events going on all over. Fireworks, fairs, bands. So many exciting events! I'm not sure what exactly we will be doing, but I'm sure there will be something to do! Also, apparently Tim Hortons is doing a "Canadian" themed menu for their US locations, and they came up with a Poutine donut, and a Maple Bacon Iced Capp. I'm all about Canadian themed products, but a poutine donut? Really? That's what they're going to show Americans what Canadians eat? It just seems silly. We have some Canadian inspired creations at our Tim Hortons locations as well, but they are a lot more tamed. Maple Timbits, a Nanaimo Bar donut. I won't be trying any of them because we're still doing low-carb, so someone enjoy a nanaimo bar donut for me please!

June 28, 2017

Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Nude Lip

Every so often, Sephora will release different kits. These are named Sephora Favorites, and can contain different products. I've ordered a Sephora Favorites- Quench Your Skin skincare kit in the past, and another of Sephora Favorites- Trending: Beauty's Most Coveted, which contained popular makeup products. This time, the Sephora Favorites is based on all nude lip products! After seeing so many raves about this kit, I decided to order one for myself!


June 26, 2017

Boxycharm - June 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 June Boxycharm!


June 23, 2017

Five on Friday - June 23, 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!

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Do you guys subscribe to Boxycharm? The first sneak peek for July was released, and it's an eyeshadow palette! Aren't those shadows beautiful?! And those swatches look so pigmented! This is a Boxycharm x blinc Electric Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, which I'm assuming is only for Boxycharm subscribers. Anyway, it's beautiful, and it's welcome in my collection!

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I think it's been awhile since I last updated about where I am on this "diet" journey. I'm officially down 21 pounds as of today! That makes me super happy, but also makes me realize how much more I have to go. Ideally, I should probably be around 130lbs because I'm only 5'3", but I will see what I feel comfortable at, and just take it day by day. It's getting easier to low-carb, but of course I'm missing ice cream because it's summer. I'll need to look into a low-carb recipe, because we don't get Halo Top ice cream here unfortunately, and I've heard it's amazing!

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I finally pulled out one of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponges that I purchased back in April during the big FTBBeauty sale, I did a haul post here. Anyway! I used it today and I LOVE it! Honestly, why did I wait so long to try it? It's so soft! I can see why people compare it to the beauty blender! I love that it also has one angled side. I will say I wish the angled side was a little smaller to make it easier to get under the eyes, but it feels so nice on the skin. I will probably keep repurchasing these in the future because they are awesome. Plus, these 2 were $16.99 plus 40% off because the site was closing... one beauty blender is $28.00 at Sephora! And I just quickly checked. Walmart has the Real Technique sponges for $32.97 for FOUR! I know what I will be using when it's time to purchase more sponges!

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I did some online shopping at Ardene. I'm loving the off the shoulder shirts that have come back into trend. There was one at Urban Planet that I really liked but as I went to check out online, it sold out and never came back into stock. Ebates was having 6% cash back on Ardene so it worked out. Those were the four shirts I picked. They shipped really quickly too. I placed the order Wednesday night and it got here today in the afternoon!

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I finally have a job interview on Monday! Fingers crossed it all goes well! Also, any of you Five on Friday bloggers have a hard time thinking of Five things to write about? There are weeks where I have more than five ideas, and then other times I struggle to come up with five things. I guess I'm boring! Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!

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June 22, 2017

June Brand of The Month: Colourpop [CBB Linkup] Part 3: Liquid Lipsticks

Every month, members of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers vote for a brand and theme of the month. This month, Colourpop was the brand that was chosen. I decided I would split my collection of Colourpop into 3 posts, with a focus on Part 1 being the Super Shock Shadows, Part 2 will be Lippie Stix and Part 3 will be liquid lipsticks. So without going on too much, let's take a look at what Colourpop liquid lipsticks I have in my collection!


June 21, 2017

Canada Day Inspired Nails!

Some Canadian beauty bloggers were sent nail decals with the Canadian leaf print! They were each given a promo code to give away 10 sheets each. I took advantage of this offer through one of the other bloggers and got a sheet for myself! You can find out here who else still is offering this promo! Anyway, with Canada Day coming up soon (July 1st!) I decided I wanted in on the themed nails, and this is what I came up with!


June 19, 2017

Eyeko London - Black Magic Mascara

I have received this mascara twice now. Once in Birchbox, and another in Topbox. When I got it the second time, I decided I must give this mascara a shot. So I pulled out my original tube, and tried it out.


June 16, 2017

Five on Friday - June 16, 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!

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My cousin's fiancees bridal shower was a success. She had a good turn out of people, it was fun! We played a couple of games and ate some delicious food. I made sure to steer clear of the carbs, but I did have some chicken parmesan and it was so good. 

June 15, 2017

June Brand of The Month: Colourpop [CBB Linkup] Part 2: Lippie Stix

Every month, members of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers vote for a brand and theme of the month. This month, Colourpop was the brand that was chosen. I decided I would split my collection of Colourpop into 3 posts, with a focus on Part 1 being the Super Shock Shadows, Part 2 will be Lippie Stix and Part 3 will be liquid lipsticks. So without going on too much, let's take a look at what Lippie Stix I have in my collection!


June 14, 2017

RachhLoves Spring Favourites Box

Every so often, Topbox will release special kits or boxes. I have received a RachhLoves Fall box in the past, and when I saw that this Spring box had become available, I decided I wanted one as well.


June 12, 2017

UNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum

I'm always on the hunt for great skincare, whether it be a moisturizer, or a serum. Ever since I've learned more about layering skincare items, I've seen an improvement in my skin's texture and just generally how it feels. I prefer moisturizing/hydrating products because I have dry skin - so today's review will be on a moisturizing serum. UNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum to be exact!


June 9, 2017

Five on Friday - June 9, 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'm getting this up a little later in the day than usual, but that's okay!

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This weekend will be a busy one for me! Saturday we have a barbeque/get together to go to, which I'm excited for. I haven't seen my best friend since February! She moved about an hour and a half away, which isn't the farthest, but it isn't close for someone with no car lol. So I'm happy I will get to spend some time with her and her family, and their babies! And then Sunday is my cousin's wedding shower. Well, his fiancee's wedding shower. So it will be a busy day!

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Did you all see the announcement that Jaclyn Hill made about her palette with Morphe? When I first started hearing about it, I really wanted it. But then the whole cake fiasco picture happened, and when I saw that, it didn't really scream out to me. And then when her announcement was officially made, I decided I will probably pass. I have a ton of neutral colours, and I definitely won't wear the blue shades, although they look gorgeous! So, I will be passing. Plus, I've read online that they have upped the price of this palette to $38 USD which is apparently more then what their usual palettes go for, and international shipping will be $25 USD. Which would make it $63 USD... and then conversion to Canadian dollars. Ugh. It will probably be a pass for me.

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Speaking of another sneak peek. Urban Decay let this one out of the bag! Naked Heat! I only own the Naked 2 palette, and I just don't give it the love it deserves. I'm very tempted with the Heat palette, but to be honest, I will probably pass on it as well. It reminds me of a Too Faced Sweet Peach collection, mixed with Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. I love both of those! But I don't need a third palette with the same shades. Although, I might fall into the "fear of missing out" category and buy it. I need a job! lol.

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Speaking of jobs, I still haven't received my test results regarding the one I had to do at the end of May. I know it's only the 9th of June, and we are supposed to hear whether we would move on or not, but it just feels like forever. I've been reading on forums about the company, and apparently it can take YEARS to actually get a position. Ain't nobody got time for that. So in the mean time, I've been applying for other jobs.

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Do any of you give Omega-3's to your animals? Well, cats specifically? My cat is 18 years old (we estimate, we found him and we've had him for l7 years) and he gets really bad seasonal allergies in the late spring/early summer. He will gnaw at his paws, scratch his neck, ears, and face until there is hair missing, watery eyes. It's just awful to see. Well, previous years we would take him to the vet and he would give him a steroid shot. I've decided I don't really want to put his body under that stress because he's getting so old, so I did some research and I found that Omega 3's are great for pets as well. It said it will help with his immune system deal with the allergy symptoms much better, give him a better coat, help with his joints, just all very positive things. I ordered a specific Feline Omega 3 online, although I know you can just give them fish oil. Hopefully it gets here quickly and will help alleviate some of those allergy symptoms, because they are just awful!



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June 8, 2017

June Brand of The Month: Colourpop [CBB Linkup] Part 1: Super Shock Shadows

Every month, members of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers vote for a brand and theme of the month. This month, Colourpop was the brand that was chosen. I decided I would split my collection of Colourpop into 3 posts, with a focus on Part 1 being the Super Shock Shadows, Part 2 will be Lippie Stix and Part 3 will be liquid lipsticks. So without going on too much, let's take a look at what Super Shock Shadows I have in my collection!


June 7, 2017

Weleda - Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Day Cream

I'm always on the hunt for a facial cream that works for my dry skin. I tend to choose creams over lotions because I find they provide instant relief when my skin feels extra dry. This Weleda - Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Day Cream was created specifically for dry, mature skin, however I believe anyone can use these types of skincare.


June 5, 2017

Caudalie - Instant Detox Mask

I received this Caudalie - Instant Detox Mask, three separate times. So I decided it was finally time to give it a try.

June 2, 2017

Five on Friday - June 2, 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!

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I posted in a previous Five on Friday that I had purchased some Essence nail polishes. Well I've been wearing the shade Pretty Cool Life (the green shade) with Outta Space is the Place (holographic/metallic pink that shifts green) on my ring fingers, and I'm so impressed on how long they have lasted! I used the base coat and top coat that they recommend for the gel polishes, and I've been wearing this since May 24th. There has been a little bit of wear at the tips, but nothing too extreme. I can't wait to wear some of the other shades!

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I was recently picked for two campaigns! A Nivea skincare box from ChickAdvisor, and a Spring Vibes VoxBox from Influenster! The Spring Vibes VoxBox is the first ever Canadian co-op box, and it includes a bunch of items that are needed to celebrate summer. I'll do posts on these two boxes very soon!

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Do you guys ever regret not purchasing something when you had the opportunity to? I'm really feeling this about the Becca x Jaclyn Hill face palette that was limited edition last year. Becca just released the collaboration with Chrissy Teigen, and apparently the two palettes are very similar. But I feel like the Chrissy palette is targeted towards people with more of a tan. Anyway. I'm mad at myself for not getting it when it was available. Someone in a buy/sell group I'm in is selling one for $65, but I feel like I could just get the Becca x Chrissy palette for cheaper and it would be brand new. Decisions, decisions!

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If you've ever seen Britney Spears' For the Record special, then you would know there is a scene where she is waiting to film for her Circus video. It's a long day, and she says "I hate f'ing waiting"... well, that's me right now. I've been waiting for some test results for (somewhat of) a job opportunity. I took the test on May 16th, which really isn't that long, but it feels like forever! It was unsupervised, all on the computer. Ugh. Patience is key.

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BBMB Scents for June 2017


New Summer Collection!


 There were a ton of new products added to our Scentsy line up yesterday! (June 1st!) the bring back my bar (BBMB) promotion just started, June warmer and scent of the month are both now available, a whole new summer collection was released with new warmers, scents, and laundry products. There's just so much going on! Of course I made an order for some new wax bars, but I will post more about that when they come in!




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June 1, 2017

May 2017 - Empties!

As always, empties are my favourite kind of post! I like being able to see what I've used up in a month - because I can actually see that products are being finished! I also like to read other bloggers empties posts, and watch them on YouTube. It seems like such a strange concept - to read/watch someone talk about their garbage, but I find it really determines how much you actually liked/disliked the product! So, without too much more babbling... here are my empties for May 2017!