Wednesday, 22 November 2017

NOTD - Sephora {Spread The Word}

I swear, I'll never get the hang of painting my nails. 
But, I can't be bothered with fakes although they look stunning and I'd love to try out a marble set. Maybe during summer, we'll see.

Sephora's Spread the Word is a bright fuchsia, more of a summer color but it's okay to break the rules sometimes right?
This polish has a wide brush making it easy to coat the nail in one swipe. Opaque this color only needs one coat in all honesty but I always apply two no matter what I'm wearing. We're on the third day with only minimal chipping around the nail bed, not bad! Comparing to Essie which usually ends up chipping before the end of the first day. Not to mention, I didn't use a base or top coat with this.
I think the Sephora brand has a lot of gems. Their nail polish has a great formula, opaque color and smooth application for a decent price. 

What's your favorite polish brand?


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 Happy hump day everyone!
The middle of the week, only a few more days and we're home free for the weekend. 
Lately, I've been feeling like I needed something extra in my skin care routine.
Introducing the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure face mask.

I have a love/hate relationship with masks. If I find one I like I'll use it consistently until the products gone and then it'll be another three to four months before I pick up a new one. I haven't found yet that really wows me but the hunt continues.

I'll start with this, if you are sensitive to scents you will hate it. It's strongly scented. Being infused with strawberry extract it smells like, you guessed it berries! I love the scent and how it lingers as the mask drys.
To use, you apply a thin layer on the face & neck and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. I leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
Being a clay mask it will dry out your skin. That's easily solved with a moisturizer. For a clay mask I expected it to dry my skin out more harshly than it did. Compared to other clay masks I've used in the past this was minimally drying. It left my face feeling incredibly smooth and has in the most subtle way minimized some of the texture on my skin. Other than that I haven't seen outstanding results but for the price it's great to pick up if you need a pamper night.

What's your favorite mask?


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Monday, 20 November 2017

*Biolage - Live Raw

Good morning loves.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday. I had to drag myself out of bed this morning after about three of my alarms went off.

A while back Biolage and Peersway sent me two products from their new "Live Raw" range.
I was not required to write a blog post but decided to anyways.

I received their Texturizing Styling Spray & the Smoothing Styling Milk.
 The Live Raw products are created with 98% -99% natural origins and don't contain parabens, silicones, artifical colors or fragrances. Organic ingredients for happy, healthy hair.

Texturizing Spray -  Infused with Matcha green tea this is supposed to give hair 24 hour volume with a soft touchable texture. I have flat, fine and overall lifeless hair to be honest so texturizing sprays never do anything for me. I wish I could say I had a great experience with this but unfortunately products like this do nothing for me. It's far better suited with people who have naturally thick and wavy hair.

Styling Milk - The styling milk is infused with oat and honey. I had far more success with this then the aforementioned product. You rub it in your damp hair after showering but before blow drying. I don't usually blow dry my hair as I like to use as little heat as possible on my hair. For the sake of the blog though I gave it a shot. I used more on my ends than near my scalp and after drying my hair was silky soft and a lot more manageable! My fine hair takes all of a second to tangle itself in to multiple knots so this helped keep it at bay.

What do you use to make your hair more manageable?


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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Aritzia Wishlist #1


Oh hello loves.

With Christmas lingering just around the corner I'm on a bit of a spending ban. I don't know why but I love to torture myself. When I put myself on a spending ban I proceed to peruse my favorite websites/clothing retailers to see what I would like to purchase in the future.

Aritzia is a Canadian born brand that was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia.
I adore Aritzia but their price tags are not always budget friendly. My family gifts me an Aritzia gift card every Christmas so why not start the wish list early?

Talula Cardigan - I bought one extremely similar to this last year in white and it's honestly one of the warmest sweaters I've ever owned albeit being a tad itchy from the wool.

Wilfred Sweater -  The scallop hem on this is what caught my eye. It makes it stand out among a sea of regular sweaters. I like that it's cropped as it would pair great with some high waisted pants.

 TNA Shirt - This is more of a I just need some warmer winter wear.

Wilfred Sweater - They have this in a gorgeous baby blue color which I love. Again, I really am lacking in the winter sweater department.

Bodysuit - I know, body suits are inconvenient for a lot of things but they really can add some extra dimension to an outfit and are great for layering.

Plaid Shirt - Plaid, the classic staple that everyone needs at least one of, or ten.

Pom Pom Hat - Beanies are perfect for winter or if you're having a bad hair day.

There you have it the items I'm currently lusting after. I seriously need to begin building a better winter wardrobe.

What is your favorite store?


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