Friday, 30 September 2016

Update - with message !!





Hey guys sorry for the lack of new post these days, I've been so busy at work with meetings between my shifts that it's just to crazy. Also I've been trying to get a high position with-in my job, and that was a lot of paper work and still waiting to hear. I have some post lined up that I want to get to you guys but please hold tight, they will be coming soon just need to get out of busy month of September. Working in a school with children the first month of school is always crazy, next week even is our Canadian Thanks Giving! So I'm hoping I'll have at least 2 new posts for you guys, also if you follow me on other social sites you know I try to keep you guys posted in every day life.

I hope you guys stick it out with me and I'm hoping from now on I can do some posts for you guys! If you want to see something from another blog, and you would like me to do my spin on it please share down below. !!

I hope everyone has a great weekend !!!


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Augus Empties

Ladies 

Sorry this is past over due but I've been so busy with still settling in still, we just got our new dinning room table. Also I'm back at work doing the morning and after school program, so I've been having a lot of meetings as well on top of normal work.  But WOW we are already now almost through September, and I'm still running around like a chicken with out its head. 


Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom Mascara - If you like a natural looking mascara than has a lot of flexibility, this mascara is for you than. I love how this never made my lashes hard or spider looking, just a great natural mascara. Also got bee's wax in it to help nourish your lashes as you wear them. 

Cover Girls' Super Sizer Mascara - If your looking for some drama in your lashes than you will like this one. It took me a while to get use to the wand but I love the effect that it gave my lashes. Just gave my lashes some fullness that I find is hard, but this lasted with a curl all day. 

Kiehles Creamy Eye Cream - OMG I'm so excited to share this one with you guys, never thought I would love an eye cream is much as I do this one. This little sample lasted me 3 months and I just finished it, I will be purchasing the full container once I'm done my other eye gel. This just made my under eye area so smooth, and noticed a difference specially when applying my concealer.

Batiste dry shampoo - Hands down one of the best dry shampoo's out there, I just use it here and there to re-fresh my hair the next day. I use a travel size in my purse more so than a big can of this, find I use it more when I've slept over at a friends house and such. I also use it to give some texture when I put my hair up, just gives me a better hold. 

Dove Men-care body wash - I was so sick of female scents in body wash, started smelling mens' body washes and fell in love with this one. It's fresh smelling but you don't smell too much like a guy,  this product leaves my skin so smooth and hydrated. I found that I didn't have to use as much as I would a female body wash. Find it little more on a gel side than liquid soap texture. 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Easy Fall Soup

Ladies 


Seeing that it is almost fall, why not start now with some soup! It was so hot outside here in Canada lately than right after Labour Day it's been so chilly and not even getting past 24 degrees' lately. So my mom decided to make her soup that I love eating because it's very light and makes a good lunch and dinner.  My mom use to do Weight Watchers and this was one recipe that she took from them, because it's so easy and a great soup to make when your on a budget. The soup from Weight Watchers is a great veggie soup that you can switch it up to any veggies you like. I've had the original soup the way the recipe shown, than I've tried my moms spin on it and both of them are very yummy !!

Hope you enjoy this little fall soup recipe from me !! 

What you will need : 

Base: 

Beef broth ( You can make it with any kinda of broth but I would recommend veggie or mushroom ) 
Aylmer diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning ( If you can't find these just use a normal can of diced tomatoes, you can add the seasoning later if needed) 
Tomato paste 
1 pkg of Lipton Onion soup mix 

Veggies 

Carrots 
Cabbage
Celery 
Onions 
( Veggies are endless these are what we choose that day) 

Also to make it a little more hardier I add a 1/4 cup of shell pasta to it, kinda a lighter take on a minestrone soup. 





Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Pumpkin Loaf

Ladies 

Decided to give you guys a recipe for the cooler weather, with fall just around the corner also comes pumpkin season. So my Mom made pumpkin loaf when I was at work this afternoon, so I decided to share it with you because it's my favourite. This stuff is so good that even my cat loves it, as I was eating my piece he was eating the opposite end. Well I hope you guys enjoy this little recipe break from all the makeup post, I have one more recipe coming at you guys later. 

Prep : 10 min Total : 1 hour 15 min Makes : 16 servings


What you will need : 

1 ¾ cups of flour 
1 pkg. (4-servings size ) Jello-o Vanilla instant pudding 
1 Tbsp MAGIC baking powder 
2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice 
1 tsp baking soda 
½ cup of melted butter 
1 cup of sugar 
1 ¾ of canned pumpkin 
2 eggs 
⅓ of chopped walnuts 

Make it : 

Heat oven to 350 ˚F

Mix flour, dry mudding mix, baking powder, spice and baking soda; set aside 

Whisk butter, sugar and pumpkin in a large bowl. Add flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Pour into 8x4-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray; top with nuts 

Bake  1 hour to 1 hour 15 min. or until toothpick comes out clean,covering loosely with foil for at least 20 min. Cool bread in pan for 10 min. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Introducing fall makeup look from this past weekend

Ladies 


If you follow me on instagram you saw this look, from this past weekend. I got so many good replies from this decided to do a post for you guys. It was starting to get cooler at night so I wanted to, introduce fall shades in my makeup routine.  

Things I used :


Face: 

Smashbox photoready primer in correcting green
Tart amazonian clay BB Cream in Fair
Maybelline  FITME concealer
Benefit Hoola bronzer for settle contour
Annabelle sun kissed bronzer
Aloette blush is Rose Peddle
Benefit WATTs UP highlight

Eyes/ Brow :

L'oreal brow plumper in light/medium and Aloette universal brow pencil 
Urban Decay Primer Potion 
UD Original Naked pallet shades outer crease/corner ; Gunmetal and Creep. Lid and inner corner; Sin and Virgin 
L'oreal carbon black mascara 

Lips : 

ELF Lip scrub before getting into the shower 
EOS lip balm after the shower with a little vaseline on the cracked spots
NYX liquid suede lipstick in Vintage 

Hair: 

Paul Mitchel 1" straightener ( to crimp) 
Remington 1" curling wand ( to get soft waves ) 
Garnier Beach beach chic texture  spray 
Herbal essences mouse and hair spray ( just on ends of hair)
Used some hair putty too on my ends to break it up a little more for a piece look




Monday, 5 September 2016

Fresh face products on the higher end scale

Ladies 

One thing I have to say about these 2 products is, I wish I don't like them is much as I do. Why because for full size products of these they are a pretty penny, specially when I can get 2 good things for the price of one cleanse ( That's how I think about it )  !! Would I conceder buying these as full products yes but reading the price tag of these are crazy!!! I would be more leaning into I'd split it with a gift card, if I were be making these purchases. 

So these 2 beauty you got as a birthday gift this year from Sephora, and let me tell you I was so excited about trying them. I personally love their lip balms ( which also was a birthday gift years ago from Sephora too ) and such so I was excited to try these. But when I went in for my gift I told the lady that I hope, I didn't fall in love with these oops I did and now really debating if I want to get the full sizes. But how these products make my skin fell after washing, it's hard not to fall in love with them. 

Soy Face Cleanser ~ small size 50ml $19 CAN & LG ~150ml $45 CAN: If you have sensitive skin or don't like using harsh products, than this would be perfect for you. I can get a way with using a small blob of it and it cleanses my whole face, the smell of this is very clean and light. The scent kinda reminds me of a Garnier moisturizer scent. I also like it with my Luna Mini 2, do make it a deep cleanser. You get a great clean with it and I found that my skin is brighter with using this, and my skin is more healthier looking while using this daily. I also love that it doesn't have any of the bad stuff in it either; 
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

I'm thinking once my Origin's cleanser is done I'm thinking on picking this up, for the fact on it truly makes my skin feel and look after. I'm a drugstore/mid-range on the budget  but I will pay the money for this great cleanser. 


Rose Face Mask for 100ml - $72 CAN :  To be honest when putting this all over your face, you look like you have baby puke on your face. But sometimes you have to take one for the team, and deal with the gross looking products specially if they work. This product after using it twice a week my skin felt, softer and more hydrated than it has ever felt. I like how this makes my skin, but sadly I'm not a fan of the scent at all. I've tried other Fresh face mask well only samples, and I love the black tea one now that one is my fav from them but $108CAN for a 100ml is crazy to me!! 

But if you're looking for a great duo in skin care, I'd go check these guys out. I still can't believe how they have changed my skin. Have you tried any of their products before, what were some of your fav's in their face care line? 





Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Updated face products

Ladies 


WOW I've not done one of these for you in a while, thought it was time to share and updated face products. These are the products I love using in my day-day, some of these I just strictly use them at night. I tend to mix high-end and drug store because lets face it, we all don't have the money to do all high-end products every single time. I wish I could because I love some lines out there but Mr. Piggy Bank says a different story. I will be breaking down everything for you guys with a pro' & con, with a little babble on how I feel about it. Let me know below what are some of your favourite face care products are, maybe I'll check them out and you may see one of your favourite in my favourites !!!


I forgot my night face cream right now I'm using Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer for all skin types.


Origins ~ A Better World Cleaner - I first started out with Origins Checks and Balance, found that was a little to squeaky clean. So after I was done that little tube I went to Sephora an said " I love this Checks and Balance but I need something in the middle." The kind worker handed me this and told me try it you will love it. HOLY COW do I ever it's everything I'm looking for in a good quality cleanser. I do a good size pea todo my whole face, I even use it with my Luna Mini 2. I get a good clean but not feel tight after, does't seem to dry out my skin. With trying this right off the hop it didn't break me out either which is odd but I'll take it, most new cleansers I get a few break outs till my skin gets use to it. I've had the tube for a while now about 3 months and I've not put a dent in how much you get. 

Garnier ~ Clearly Brighter day cream with SPF 15- This is one company that their products never let me down, love mostly everything they have from cleansers all the way between to creams and wipes. This is fairly a new product from them this spring/summer, and as far as using their other moisturizers this is my favourite. It's creamy and soaks into your skin so well and is very light and doesn't feel gross after a while or tacky feeling. The scent is like fresh green peeled grapes it's very refreshing in the morning, not to over powering scent either specially if your sensitive to smell. 

Kiehls Creamy Avocado eye treatment - First off I got this as a sample and I just finished it, and I will be getting the full size product. This creamy base product is amazing omg it feel so wonderful and hydrating under your eye. I have a gel eye cream and it doesn't even come close to this product and how it works and feels. If you looking for a good thick eye cream to help you under eyes, during the winter months check out this one. I had the sample for about 6 weeks and I just threw it out yesterday, last a long time. I also found by using this and not using and the difference in makeup application of make up with it was easier to blend than with out it or my other type of eye cream. I will be buying this or looking into a tub of it because I never knew I could love an eye cream is much as I do this one. 

Formula 10.06 Skin- brightening peel mask- This was an odd find I was in line at Old Navy when I saw this, I love peel masks and I thought I need this in my life. I love this mask and what it does for my skin, but the one downfall is I wish it was tinted. Ones you put it on your face you just look shiny than it dries like a pale white. I've gotten my hair in this so many times because its like a clear and cant' see it if I've hit my baby hairs. 

~ Twice a week I use a exfoliator as well, it switches between Neutrogena and a Garnier one. 

I'm in a need of a night cream, I'm looking for something anti-aging. I'm almost to 30 and want to start now, before it's too late. Please leave suggestions below on some of your favourite night creams !!






Sunday, 28 August 2016

Saturday night makeup look

Ladies 

Hey ladies sorry I've been MIA for a while I've been so busy around the house, work meetings for September ( work with children). Than on top of all that my kitty cat got sick, he had to spend a night at an emergency vet and thats' been stressing all of us out. Even though he was sick my parents took care of him and I got to go out. Which was nice because I needed to get out of the house, I did this look on Saturday. I was going to a metal show at a local bar I go to with some friends, decided to do an old look but a goodie!!  I've done so many variations of this look but I'm very happy how this blends, and I find it's one of those that blends nicely over it heats up from your eye.

I find this look so fun todo and my go too when I can't be bothered to do another look, or have the energy to play with makeup and just want it to be done. Like I was saying it's very versatile you can switch up the shades, add a wing or smoke it out and its up to you which way you do it. Anything you would do differently let me know below !?


Items used  


Base/concealer :
Boscia BB cream in light
Garnier Dark Circle Corrector in Light/Medium

Eyes/brows and Mascara : 

Brows: Loreal brow plumper light/medium
Shadow outer corner : West and Bewitched from UD OZ pallet, gold/copper color is The Body Shop shadow in 08 ( discontinued) but their new shadows in 210 or 201 are both similar. 
Mascara: Loreal carbon black original 
Tightened: with 24/7 pencil from UD in Zero

Blush/Contour and Highlight :

Blush : Dandelion from Benefit
Bronzer : Benefits' Hoola and Annabelle Sun kissed bronzer
Highlight : Benefit's WATTS UP !! 

Lips : Nars in Cruella and little Theodora from OZ pallet 


Friday, 19 August 2016

Almay One coat Multi-benefit mascara !

Ladies 

I had a coupon for $2.00 CAN off, so I decided to check this mascara out. I'm a fan of the Almay's Get up and Grow mascara, that one works amazing and gives great results. So far with this one I've been in love it's not as one coat like the Get up and Grow but it is more natural looking on your lashes.  My doctor was a person who suggested this brand to me, because it's not as harsh on the eyes like some mascaras can be. I'm glad he did doesn't add to my itchy eyes that I get in the summer because of my allergies. I would buy this again specially during the spring/summer when my allergies are really bad.


Pro's 

- 4 benefits in 1 mascara ( volume,length,definition and nourished with **keratin)
- 3 shades also in waterproof ( Blackest Black, Black, Black/Brown and Black waterproof)
- Ophthalmologist Tested ( Safe for contact users)
- Hypoallergenic 
- Gives my lashes an amazing look very natural looking
- Doesn't feel to stiff, my lashes don't feel weighed down 
- Easy to take off don't have to do too much rubbing
- Doesn't make your lashes clumpy or spider effect
- Doesn't make your lashes hard keeps them quite soft to the touch



Con's

- I wore this mascara for 4+ hours and didn't get all of it when I went to bed. The next morning I didn't have racoon or panda eyes. I had some flaking for the fact that I slept in it, can't fault it at that, around the 3 1/2 hours of wearing it I had some flakes maybe 2. But when I wore it again I didn't have any, think it might had to do something with the weather that day. 
- Wish the wand was more like the Get UP and Grow mascara

**  Is a family of fibrous structural proteins. Keratin is the protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. It is the key structural material making up the outer layer of human skin.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Moving update #8 - Settling in




So now that it has been a month now since we moved in the new apartment, wow cant' believe that already! So far I'm loving it I love enjoying being downtown, everything is so close to me either I can ride my bike or walk to places ( I don't drive a car ). Can't wait to start work because it's only going to be no more than a 5 min walk, which will be nice.

Also in our apartment there are so many things todo, so far I've been to the gym and the pool! The pool isn't like back at the house and being "my pool" but it will do, plus it's indoors so it will be nice when it's winter time. There is so much todo they hand out monthly calendars ( see picture below) on what is going on. Sometimes I feel like I'm in an old age home but at least I'm not going to board. 

This is the month of August what is going on in my building.
I'm looking forward when the fire fighters come for obvious reasons lol :P

So far we have changed somethings already we bought a new fridge and stove, because the originals that were here sucked and they said we could buy our own. Think by October we will be settled completely I'm hoping it doesn't take that long, but we are slowly getting threw boxes. Not doing too bad though I still have to tackle my closet still, but I also need to put my organizer in it still as well. Put up my shelves that I still need to put up and small things like that, just to make it even more homey! But for the most part my room is how I want it to stay, think around or after christmas we are thinking about painting. The white walls aren't bothering me but they are just so boring specially from going to painted room to nothing on the walls.Thinking on putting those wall stickers, on my closet doors to give some life to plane sliding doors. I have to find some that I like though, haven't come across any yet. 

Check out more pictures from what is around me go check out last moving post { Here }

Thanks for following this big journey with me !! Have a great weekend