Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Touch Of Vintage OOTD

Hello Everyone! I am back with another outfit post! The first one seems to have been a little bit of a hit so here we go again! I really enjoy doing these kind of posts so I plan on definitely putting up more! Also by all means request any occasion or price range, since right now I am selecting items not based on any price range. The sky is the limit! Anyway, like before all the items, prices and locations are listed below.

Dress: Lace Racer Back Dress in Coral from Topshop - $77.02
Boots: Bettis in Natural from Spring - $49.98
Purse: Imitation Leather Bag in Camel from H&M - $19.95
Necklace: Susan Caplan Vintage Karl Lagerfeld 80's Necklace from ASOS - $520.53

Hope you all enjoyed the outfit, and be sure to let me know if you'd like a post for an occasion or budget, because I will gladly do one.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May Glossybox Canada - Unboxing

Hey Everyone!
So on a very hot Monday evening I received my Glossybox and filmed. It literally came the day before my birthday! What a wonderful birthday present! Sorry that it may be a little fast paced but it was insanely hot!! Hope you enjoy the video and be sure to subscribe to the Glossybox :)
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Stay Beautiful!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Colour Me Neon OOTD

Hey Everyone! So I have decided that once or twice a week I will do little outfit posts like these where I gather a bunch of pieces and create an outfit of the day for all of you! All the prices and places are listed below.

Top: White Blouse from H&M - $19.95
Bottoms: Fluro High Waisted Skinny Trousers in Yellow from Topshop  - $56.41
Shoes: Snowy Lace Flats from Spring - $40
Purse: Neon Flirty in Neon Pink from Rebecca Minkoff - $250
Necklace: Pearl Fan Collar from Topshop - $24.17
Earrings: Multi Triangle Drop Earrings from Topshop - $13.70

*All prices have been converted to Canadian Dollars, all of Topshop prices are in British Pounds.

Hope you enjoyed! If you like these kind of posts let me know and I will definitely do them more often!


Friday, May 25, 2012

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

Hey Everyone!
So I decided I would film a video for all of you and I decided I would do the Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag. It was a lot of fun and I'd love for all of you to do it as well! Please watch the tag and leave me a video response if you make videos or even a blog post! :) Link me in the comments to your tag because... I tag all of you lovelies!!

Here are the questions:

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift? 


Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Big Step in the Right Direction

A few days ago I found out some really exciting news, and I wanted to share it with all of you!  I recently found out that my boyfriend of 3 years is going to be moving to Toronto with me at the end of the summer!  I really couldn't be happier!  We always knew that we would move in together but we figured it would be after both he and I had finished school (I'm at Ryerson for Photography and he is a Brick and Stone Mason Apprentice).  However due to recent events, he is able to move up with me and get a job in the Toronto area. 

Some of you may be wondering why a young couple who has been together for 3 years is moving in together.  Well for me and him, we both knew that this is the next step in our relationship, and it's a step we're both willing and ready to take.  Chris and I have been talking about this for a while and feel we're both ready.  We're also excited as the last two years we've had a long distance relationship while I'm at school and it'll be nice to see him every day.   I think there shouldn't be a time line on when couples move in together, get engaged and married.  It really depends on each couple, how strong their relationship is and if they're both ready or not. If you think you're ready to move in with your partner, make sure to talk about it, and make sure that you're both ready for it.  It's a big step and something that shouldn't be done on a whim.

The next couple months we'll be looking for an apartment to live in, and getting everything we need.  I'll be sure to keep you all post on our events (if you're interested) and how we get on with furnishing our place as we will be on a budget.  We plan on getting a few things from our families and saving money where we can.  I'm really excited to actually have a place to really decorate as last year I lived in a small place with two other girls and the year before I was in residence.  I have to say that I'm more excited to decorate than he is, but since we're splitting everything 50 / 50 he'll have a say in what he get, and will have to come along to help choose and carry everything!

I'd love to share our journey of finding and decorating a place with all of you, so let us know if you'd like to hear more.  And if you have any questions on finding a place or relationship advice you can comment below or tweet us!
Have a wonderful evening!
-xx Sally

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Follow Me To London England

Hello Everyone! I just recently realized I never did tell all of you that I will be going on a trip soon... and guess what!? You all get to come with me. That's right! June 15th I will be in London England and I will be photographing and vlogging the whole time. This way you can all experience the trip with me. So far this is what I know for sure I am doing.. definitely seeing the tower of London... I have a huge obsession with the Tudor dynasty so I definitely want to check that out, also Tower bridge, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace. All the traditional tourist things. I also want to shop :) which is going to be very exciting. Oh and how could I forget! I am going on the WB studio tour, to see where they filmed Harry Potter! (remember me mentioning my "little" obsession) ANYWAY! haha

I would definitely love to meet up with any of you and even go shopping if any of you would be down for that. I am very excited and I look forward to taking you all on my little adventure. I will be gone from June 15-29 and I don't plan on bringing my laptop, although I will have my iPod which will have twitter on it so I can still update all of you! :) So for that little bit Sally will be posting and I will post a ton when I get back!

So let me know, what kind of things would you like to see in London? Leave me a comment and we will have a little chat :)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Safe Sun

I was supposed to be doing a product review today on Maybeline's Illegal Length Mascara, but my photographs didn't turn out to well and honestly I didn't feel like doing a product review today.  So instead I'm going to talk about practicing safe sun!  The weather is getting warmer finally (it was 29 degrees yesterday!) and we're all spending a lot more time out in the sun.  This means we all need to be careful about the sun's harmful rays!
Yesterday while Kelsey was out wandering around, I spent my day working at a Horse Show for my photography internship.  It was a very long day in the sun, I left home at 6 am started working at 7 am and didn't finish till about 7pm.  I realized yesterday just how quickly the sun can get to you, it seemed like everyone around me was quickly fading away while I stayed fairly strong throughout the day.  I've always been very careful when I'm out in the sun since I burn easily and there is a lot of skin cancer in my family, so I thought I'd share some of my tips and tricks!

Safe Sun Tips and Tricks 
SPF in Your Daily Moisturizer :  I have SPF 30 in my Aveeno Fresh Essentials moisturizer, I love it because I don't always remember to put sunscreen on my face. 
SPF in Your Foundation : I also have SPF 15 in my MAC studio sculpt foundation.
Apply Sunscreen Regularly : You should always be applying sunscreen throughout the day.  A good rule of thumb is to apply every hour and a half, or hour if you're active.
Drink Lots of Water and Gatorade  : The sun can quickly dehydrate you and before you know it you're feeling sick.  Be sure to drink more water than you normally would, and if you're active drinking Gatorade helps because it replenishes you're electrolytes - keeping you feeling your best.
Wear a Hat : Yes, I know hats aren't always the greatest, and I personally don't like wearing them.  But wearing a hat can make a huge difference in the sun.
Take Breaks : If you know that you're going to be in the sun for long periods of time, be sure to take breaks and sit in the shade for a few minutes to help lower your body temperature so you don't over heat.
Don't Use Tanning Beds : I know everyone wants to look golden brown for the summer, but the risk of skin cancer really isn't worth it!  Instead I use Jergan's Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer which retails for about $10 a bottle! I still look golden brown without the harmful UV rays!

I hope this has given you some good ideas on how to practice safe sun for the up coming summer months!  And remember trying to look golden brown really isn't worth the risk of cancer!
-xx Sally

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Product Review: Revlon Lip Butters

I am back with another product review! Yay! I am sure you have heard of these before and if not this is the perfect time for me to share my views on the product. We are going to do this one a little different than normal. I am going to do the normal pro con format but then I am going to go into detail with the four colours that I currently own, that way you can give them a go! So here we go...

Price:  $6 (Canadian) they are universally the same price everywhere I go.

Pros: I love that it gives you amazing colour to your lips without drying out your lips. It really makes you feel as though you are actually helping them. I also love the selection of colours they have. Literally everything from nudes to the deepest of reds. Plus the price isn't too shabby.

Cons: I find that occasionally, depending on the condition of my lips one application is good, but it doesn't last too too long, maybe 2 hours then it still has a hint of colour but it isn't as vibrant and when I go to put more applications on, often its better to wipe it off completely and start again because it doesn't go on even for me the second or third time. 

Final Verdict: I would definitely buy these again. I plan on expanding my little collection soon, but I am trying to curb my spending for a wee while. I would definitely suggest going and picking one up if you haven't already!

Now let's get colourful!!

Now this is one of my more nude colours. It is Creme Brulee (095), I wanted this so if I had a more casual look or even wanted to tone down my lips a little (I have very red lips naturally) I could use this. It looks very brown in the tube but when applied it just dulls down the red in your lips and adds a slight shimmer, which I find to be really stunning.

My second colour is Sugar Frosting (005) which is a really soft pink colour. I find this is one of the ones I have application troubles with. It is a really nice pink on and I really like the colour on me, again like Creme Brulee if I want to tone down my lips and go for a softer look.

I picked up this colour recently and it has to be my favourite. It is Sweet Tart (090) which is almost a hot pink colour and I am in love with it. It's application is always smooth and the colour stays vibrant the longest for me. I usually wear it with a really subtle eye, usually I mix sin from the naked palette into my eyes so I keep with a pink theme. By far though if you are looking for a pink colour you have to add this to your collection.

Lastly is Tutti Frutti (015) which I mentioned in my April favourites video. I picked this one up early on in April and it took me FOREVER to find. It is worn by Emma Stone in the ads (it says so on the ad above the display) so I figure many people picked it over because of that. This is an amazing orange colour, that I am loving for the summer. It isn't the brightest of orange but if you don't want to go too bold with your lip, this is perfect. Again like Sugar Frosting, it doesn't apply well the second or third time, but that I can pardon.

I hope you enjoyed this little review. Let me know, have you ever tried Revlon Lip Butters? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment!


Beautiful Canadian Weather

So lucky for me I got the day off today, and it was gorgeous. I am a huge fan of the heat, I cannot stand the cold, it drives me nuts and our winters are terrible, but man do I love our summers. Today was 29 degrees (celsius for those who don't know that is about 84 degrees farenheit) without the humadex. It was lovely, the sun was shining and I took this opportunity to spend the day outside. I met up with some friends in Cambridge, which is only 15 minutes from where I live and we walked a trail for about two hours and it was so beautiful. It felt wonderful to be outside in the sun. Now after this little adventure we went to a restaurant that sat right on the lake, it was stunning, and the breeze was amazing. After a quick ice cream stop, I was back home. I decided at this point I still wanted to soak in the sun and went for a quick jog around my neighbourhood. All in all it was a wonderful day. I wanted to go to the beach today but plans fell through, BUT because it's a long weekend I may head there on Victoria day which is monday! The only thing that would of made my day better would of been if I could of went for a swim... I live for the water haha maybe I was born half fish ;)

What do all of you like to do on those hot summer days? Leave me a comment!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Hello Everyone! So Sally recently did her routine for oily skin and I figured it would be best to do my routine for dry skin. That way we have covered a nice variety to help you lovely people find a routine that will help you achieve your skincare goal. Now by no means am I saying this routine is the best routine and if you aren't using these products you are missing out but this is what works for me, and fits into my price range. (added bonus in my books) Anyway, before I continue to ramble on I will just let you watch the video, and below I will re-list the products that I mentioned, their price and where I found them. Enjoy!

Presidents Choice Sensitive Baby Wipes - $5 (tin) $4 (248 wipe refills) - Zehrs
Burts Bees Cleansing Cream - $10 - Walmart
Burts Bees Citrus Facial Scrub - $5 - Target (NY)
Freemans Anti-Stress Dead Sea Mask - $4 - Zehrs
Bio Oil - $10 - Walmart
Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer - $8 - Walmart

I hope that this routine helped you and I'd love for you to suggest any products for me to try or even some products that you commonly use! Like they say in every proactive ad, clear skin is sexy skin, but I believe if you have reached your skin care goal you will have loads more confidence and be able to shine! 

So... shine on you crazy diamond!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mini Shopping Haul

So tonight, literally an hour and a half until closing time I had an urge to go and see if I could snatch up some cute pieces of jewellery. So I called up Sally and off we went. The only stop that I purchased something was at a store called Ardene's which is a little store that used to have accessories only but now has made their way in to clothes as well. A lot of their stuff isn't my style but you can find a few really cute pieces. It's not very expensive and a lot of their shoes and jewellery don't last a lifetime, but being on a budget that doesn't bother me. So here are a few things that I picked up!

First was this pair of "eyelet" style nude flats. I really love a cute pair of flats and I could not pass these up. I originally only looked at the shoes since I picked myself up a new pair of simple black flats for work (not pictured because they aren't anything special) and it was either pay $15 for one or get two for $20 so I found these beauties and I was sold. I did however have to go up one and a half sizes, I am regularly a size 7.5 (American) and had to go up to a size 9, but if the shoes fits then go with it.

The next few bracelets I actually got three for $10, which is basically buy two get one free since they are all around $5. The first one photographed here was ironically the last one I picked. They had a wall full of them and I was having a hard time picking out which ones I wanted. I figured I didn't have too many brightly coloured bracelets and this one was subtly bright and it looks really pretty against my skin. It'll be the perfect beach accessory.

Again I have been looking for a wooden bracelet and I really liked how this was almost a cuff like look, I tried on a few different shapes and I found that this one was the most flattering on me. It is also a really nice deep wood which will be a nice touch to a casual outfit.

I decided to show two photos for this one because it came in a set but each individual bracelet is gorgeous. I am a huge fan of the rose gold one on the end. Together they work beautifully together and I am going to wear these to work tomorrow, and I am very excited to do so. The only thing I dislike about these is they often "clank" together and are noisy, but they're worth it. 

So that was my mini-haul, I only spent about $34 after taxes and saved $15 by the deals they were having on. Saving money is always a huge bonus for me! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and I'd love to hear from all of you, so you can either tweet us @lbdgirls , leave us a comment below, or ask us anything on formspring. All links are in the side bar :)

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daily Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Hi guys!  I filmed a video today on my daily skin care routine for oily skin.  I quickly talked about the products that I like to use (I'll list them all below for you) on a regular basis.  I like to stick to a routine as I find it really helps my oily skin.

Products I Mentioned : 
Baby Life Sensitive Baby Wipes $4 
Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose In It $14 
Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser $10 
Life Cleansing Toner $5 
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips $8
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Moisturizer $20 
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Night Cream $25 
Walmart Stipple Brush $6
Water Bottle $10

Hope this has helped any of you out there with oily skin!  I know that it can be a real drag and frustrating when you're prone to pimples!  But fret not, find products that work for you and stick to a routine!  Sticking to a routine is one of the best things (besides plenty of water and sleep) that you can do for your skin.  If you want me to do any specific product reviews be sure to let me know!  And if you have any product suggestions or tips for oily skin, I'd love to hear about them!  Have a good skin day! 
-xx Sally 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

April Favourites

I was planning on posting this a while back but I wanted to do a video for it and I needed to find time to film. Sadly because of a series of unfortunate events I didn't have much time to do so. Anyway here is the video for April favourites! Please go and like and comment and enjoy!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Cocoa & Shea Body Lotion Product Review

Today I wanted to a product review of my favourite body lotion!

Product : Fruit of the Earth Cocoa & Shea Blended Body Lotion Retails for around $10

Pros : This is a great lotion to use after you've had a shower and you have time to let it really sink it.  I find it really moisturizes my skin well and even helps with some stretch marks.  It also doesn't really smell which is a huge plus.  And it lasts a long time - a little goes a long way.

Cons : It does take a while to sink in, so you can't put clothes on right away.

I have to say that this is my favourite body lotion and I would get it again.  I would also recommend this product to any one who struggles with dry skin and even stretch marks.

Hope you find this short review helpful with this product!
-xx Sally

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Beauty Haul

Hello everyone! I recently took a trip to the drugstore and may have gotten a little carried away with some beauty products. I decided that I would try not to only just say what I got but give a mini-review. Some of the things I purchased however can't really be given a proper review until I have used it a few times. Enjoy!

Aussie Moist Shampoo & Conditioner - I change my hair routine often and I always want to try new products and I recently asked what shampoo you all were using and I read some other blog posts about what the best drugstore shampoo and conditioner were and aussie came up on everyone's list. I have only used it once and so far so good, I won't be able to see the full effects for another few weeks though. I picked up both for $3.99.

Montagne Jeunesse Face Tonic - I recently watched Fashionrocksmysocks favourites video and she mentioned the Montagne Jeunesse  masks and while browsing the store I saw them in a small box, I figured what the heck I'll give it a go. I tried it just before writing this and I quite liked it. It had a subtle tingle and once I removed the mask my skin looked brighter. The nice thing is they aren't expensive so it would make for a nice treat. I picked this mask up for $1.99. 

Jergins Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer - Summer is approaching quickly and I am still white as a ghost, and I do love being fair but it gets sickly at times. I have had bad experiences with self tanning lotions and I decided I'd give the foam a try. I only want a light glow, just to give myself some colour. I won't be able to say whether this is working for another week or two (I am very fair) but so far no streaks or orange bits, but it has that awful self tanner smell... if you can't get over that this isn't for you. I picked this up for $10.99.

Revlon Lip Butter - I am obsessed with Revlon Lip Butters, I find that they are quick to add some colour to your lips and they don't dry them out either. This is my fourth lip butter and I don't want to say too much because I do want to write a full review on them. I picked up this lovely pink shade in the colour 090 Sweet Tart for $6.97.

Freeman Facial Anti-Stress Mask - I am a huge fan of skin care and because I struggled for so long and tried so many different brands before finding what worked I will occasionally pick up something I have never gotten before. This was inexpensive so I decided I'd get it. I haven't had a chance to try this but it smells divine and the texture of the mask is slightly exfoliating but is very thick, similar to a clay mask. I picked this up for $4.79 BUT they are having a mail-in rebate for Canadian residents so I got to try it for free!

President's Choice Face Scrubbie - I have never had a face scrubbie and I picked up this one and used it today and really it just helps, for a lack of a better term, lather your face wash into your face, I am not sure if this will benefit me, but we will wait and see. I picked this up for $2.99.

Secret Scent Expressions - I only got this because it caught my eye while picking up toothpaste and razors and they were having a 50% off sale. I browsed through all the scents and I found that Truth or Pear was the one that most appealed to me. It was a really fresh scent and I can just throw it into my bag for a quick freshen up. I picked this up for $3.47.

Sorry that I may have gone a little overboard with the amount of products and maybe the description. Hope you all enjoyed and I hope that I maybe showed you a new product that you may want to try!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5 Simple Tips To A Healthier You

It's that time of year again!  The weather is getting nicer, and everyone seems to remember those New Years Resolutions that were abandoned long ago.  When this happens people usually vow to be better, to stop being any junk, to run 5 times a week and so on.  But let's be honest with ourselves for a moment, do you honestly think that you can go straight to being the perfect healthy person?  NO.  So let's do ourselves a favour and start with simple things before moving onto the big stuff!

Here's 5 simple (and when I say simple I mean simple) tips which will make you feel a lot better!

1. Drink Water - Yes I realize everyone says "drink water, lots of water"!  But that's because it's one of the best things you can do for yourself!  And yes 8 - 10 glasses a day does seem daunting at first (especially when you're craving that Pepsi), but you get used to it.   Also if you think water is boring, then spice it up with some cut up fruit!  Oranges, lemons and limes work best for this.  Simply let them sit in a jug of water overnight.  I try to carry a bottle of water with me everywhere I go, and when I have it around, the more water I drink!

2. Stretch Every Day - You want to stretch your muscles to help keep them young and limber!  This also doesn't take long. When you get up in the morning do a couple stretches for about 5 minutes before you start the day.  This also helps you wake up in the morning so you're not pouring your coffee into your cereal bowl.

3. Get Fresh Air - It's really important to try to exercise for about 30 minutes day, and taking a walk is a great way to exercise and get fresh air.  But sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day!  If you can't get out for a walk or a run, try just sitting outside while you read a book, or answer your emails.  Breathing in fresh air and soaking up some sun will do wonders for your mood.

4.  Clean Yourself - Yes this is an obvious one, but seriously, make time to wash your face throughly everyday and clean your teeth!  Part of being healthy is cleaning yourself, take the few minutes each day to wash your face, and brush and floss your teeth.  You'll thank yourself in the long run.  You may have to force yourself for a while, but soon you'll get into the habit and it will become second nature.

5. Get A Better Sleep - Research shows that you function better after you've slept for  7 - 8 hours!  To help make the most of your rest, also try to turn off all electronics 30 - 60 minutes before you plan to sleep.  If you're used to surfing the net before bed, trying reading a book instead.  Also having a routine before helps your brain realize it's time to sleep, wether it's having a shower or giving your self a foot rub, try to keep your bedtime routine consistent.

Hope these simple tips help and inspire you to become more healthy!  Remember start off small and work your way up!  I try to start with a few small things at first and slowly add more things!  Have a wonderful and healthy day!
-xx Sally

Monday, May 7, 2012

Being True To You

Now when I say being a geek I don't mean everyone has to be. I mean I am. I really am a strong believer in being who you are. Not changing yourself for anyone. If you stay true to you, any relationship you develop or any hobby you might pick up will be right for you, and you'll always be happy.

Personally, I am a huge geek. I enjoy playing video games, I read comics, Avengers, Captain America and the Walking Dead (graphic novel) being my top favourites, I watch tons of movies, and often love giving reviews afterwards, I happen to love researching medieval history, and know a lot about the British  monarchy and I have a huge obsession with Harry Potter. Now do I care what others think of me for liking all of this? No. Why? Because it makes me, me.

I find that discovering something you didn't know about someone, is fascinating especially when it is something that you couldn't picture them liking. Just remember that if the people around you are not supportive of you and would treat you differently if they knew your hobbies, they are bullies. There are friends out there that will respect you and will support you.

Sometimes it's jealousy that push people to bully and sometimes they bully because they don't understand. Never be afraid to stand up for yourself and remember you are unique and there are people who like the same things you like, and they're out there waiting for you.

I am Kelsey and I am a geek, and I am very proud of it.

What are you proud of?


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Antique Markets

Hi guys! This evening I want to talk to you guys about Antique Markets!
I  have been going to antique markets with my family since I was a little girl and absolutely love them!  My boyfriend and I go almost religiously every Sunday, and we always find something interesting.  I think antique markets are a great place to find really unique items at a good price - but be warned you may end up buying more than you anticipated!

I have been to several antique markets over the years but I here are my two favourites :

1. St Lawrence Antique Market, Toronto.  This is a great inside market which happens on Sundays in downtown Toronto.  You don't have to pay to get in, and it's always filled with interesting items.  They  have a wide range of jewellery and camera equipment (which is my personal favourite).  It's great to even just wander around and look.  You can find out more information about this market here.

2. Aberfoyle Antique Market, Aberfoyle.  This is an outside market, so be sure to dress for the weather, which also takes place on Sundays.  You do have to pay to get in ($2 per person or $15 for a season pass), but I personally think it's worth it!  This market is known for it's furniture selection but they also have plenty of other cool items and fresh local produce.  They also have a hot dog and ice cream stand, so you could spend the day there if you wish too.  You can find out more information here.

No matter which market you go to, make sure to bring cash, good shoes (as you may be wondering around for several hours) and have a way to transport your goods home.  And if you're in the mood, you can usually barter and get an even better deal!   I personally believe antique markets are one the best ways to find unique items for your home, and have a fun day out! Where are your favourite places to find unique items ?
-xx Sally

Friday, May 4, 2012

Product Review - Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick

I recently stopped by Zehrs (grocery store in Canada) and picked up a Joe Fresh lipstick. I have never had any Joe Fresh makeup but I do enjoy their nail varnish. I picked up the colour Melon in their matte finish and this is what I thought of it.

Price: $6 (Canadian)

Pros: It isn't too expensive and the colour is very vibrant. I don't know how well you can tell in the photo but it is true to it's colour sticker. I also swatched a lot of them and they're all very pigminted. It also doesn't dry out and application is really smooth and even.

Cons: The only real con I have with it is it doesn't last too long but that doesn't bother me too much.

Final Verdict: I will definitely be purchasing more of these lipsticks and I suggest any of you lovely Canadian beauty lovers to do the same. They're not too expensive and they are nice lipsticks. I would also suggest any of you who are weary to try a not so well known brand to give them a go, you never know, they could be an amazing find.

Have you ever tried Joe Fresh lipsticks or were there any brands that surprised you? Leave a comment and let us know!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

April Playlist

Hi Guys!  I just wanted to do a quick blog post on my favourite songs from April!  Non of these songs are in any particular order, hope you guys enjoy!

Your Bones by Of Monsters and Men
Mountain Sound by Of Monsters and Men 
Albatross by Big Wreck 
Lay All Your Love On Me by Abba 
It's Only Me by Barenaked Ladies 
All Summer Long by Kid Rock 
Hey, Soul Sister by Train 

As you can tell all of these songs come from a variety of different genres and decades.  I don't tend to listen to only the American Top 40 or just the classics, if I like the song, I'll listen to it!  What songs are you guys loving right now?
-xx Sally 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BeautyBox5 April's Box

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm doing a review on BeautyBox5's April Box.  I was really excited to get this box, and once it finally came (I live in Canada and BeautyBox5 is based in the USA so shipping took 2 weeks) I was really disappointed.  Most beauty boxes supply you with deluxe sample sizes (good for several uses) or full size products.  This box contained sample sizes which were only good for one use (#5 as the exception), and most of these you could get for free in your mail! Anyways I should get onto a quick review of the box - sorry that this is going to be a negative review today. 

1.  Doctor T's Supergoop! Sunscreen Swipe : Looking at this sample I'm not really sure if I would use it at all, I already have spf in my daily lotion.  It's an interesting idea but I'm not sure one wipe is enough to really try to product out. 

2.  Pur-Lisse Essential Daily Moisturizer : I'm really upset with this sample, because A it's very small and you can't get a good idea of a moisturizer from one try and B it's for normal to dry skin.  In my beauty profile I said that I have very oily skin, so I can't use this product at all without breaking out or become shinny looking. 

3.  La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover : I usually only use baby wipes to remove my makeup but it would be interesting to see how this works.  I do like that the wipe is 100% biodegradable. 

4.  Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit : This is the only somewhat full size product that they've included, however you could only use this once.  I do like facial scrubs and love anything citrus, so this am an excited to try this.  

5.  Spa True Advanced Lift and Firm Serum :  Now I'm really not sure what this product is at all, because no where on the bottle does it tell me how to use it, and nor does BeautyBox5's website (even though it said that their site had more information on each product).  

Over all I'm really unhappy with this beauty box.  However if you still would like to purchase a box or are interested in BeautyBox5 you can visit their website here.   I'm sorry about having such a negative review here for all of you, but I do believe in being completely honest with you guys.  And I wouldn't like to give a review on something and mislead you. 
And on that note I'm going to call it a day, I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the lovely spring weather!
-xx Sally 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Glossybox - Canada

So it's that time again! Glossybox time! I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this team. I have been doing a lot of research about other boxes and even people's general review on customer service and I want to send a huge hurray for Glossybox. Sure, they have the odd complaint but they handle it beautifully and I think that says a lot about a company. They're also always chatting with fans and beauty conasours. I often strike up a conversation with them and they're amazing to deal with. I believe that customer service often can enhance a product huge! Now onto the actual product review!

1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer - This is a full sized product and I could not be happier! I have always been a HUGE fan of Aveeno but often I can be a little cheap and end up not buying it because of it's cost. The product retails for $22.99 and they include a full size bottle in the box. Since the box is only $15 it's already worth it. Now for the actual cream, I adore it, doesn't break me out and evens out my skin tone which is something I yearn for.

2. Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gel - Another full size product retailing for $20. I have never used this shower gel before and I got the scent Golden Angel, which is slightly stronger than I normally wear but it has a nice floral scent that I will definitely be trying tonight!

3. Wella Brilliance Conditioner Fine to Normal - This conditioner smells absolutely amazing. And from the card it says it contains diamond dust for an incredible shine. I have fine hair and it is also coloured and I am very excited to give this conditioner a try. A full bottle retails for about $13.99 and the sample looks like I could get 2-3 washes out of it, keep in mind my hair just got past my ears in length so if you have longer hair, you might go through it quicker.

4. Wella Brilliance Treatment Fine to Normal - About 9 months ago I chopped off all my hair because I killed it from too much colouring and heat styling (I will be doing a hair story soon) so I am a huge fan of these sorts of products. I am constantly trying to find a new treatment to keep my hair healthy. Again I think I might be able to get about 2-3 treatments done and a full bottle retails for $13.99. If it does a good job, I am definitely purchasing a full size bottle.

5. Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara - Ironically I ran out of mascara this morning so this is perfect timing! In my review for "Benefit They're Real" I said I wasn't too fussy with mascaras and that still holds true. I tested this one and it does lengthen and adds volume so it's job is done, and I find the formula doesn't clump too easily, which I enjoy. Again another full size product which is amazing and it retails for $12.50 in store, which is a reasonable price for mascara.

Bonus - As a little bonus they threw in a sample of Marcelle BB Cream Beauty Balm, I think it'll be a 1 or maybe 2 time use but I am excited to use it since I have hopped on the BB Cream bandwagon. This retails at $22.95 so a little more expensive than Garnier but if I feel like I like it a lot better I may consider switching. All in all a nice little bonus.

My final verdict is... this box was pretty awesome and I am extremely excited about it. It is definitely well worth its $15 since 3 of the products make it already a $55 dollar box... how insane is that!? Anyway if you'd like your very own Glossybox (which is definitely recommended if you're a product junkie like me) you can click the link here.

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Hope you enjoy and if you'd like any in depth product reviews let me know and I'll put them up as soon as possible!