Friday, March 27, 2015

DIY: Berry Banana Fruit Smoothie

 Hey guys! As promised, I have my recipe for the fruit smoothie I have been loving for the past month or so. I am not even sure how I came across this recipe or how I made it up, but that doesn't matter. The important thing is that I am going to share it with you!

  • Splash of milk
  • 4 Ice cubes
  • 1 cup of blueberries 
  • 1 banana 
  • 3/4 yogurt 
  • My fave blueberries 
  • 1 pack of sweetener (optional) 

  1. Add the blueberries and banana into the blender. 
  2. Scoop yogurt ontop of fruit and add a splash of milk. Add sweetener as well. 
  3. Blend until fruit is no longer solid.
  4. Drop in 4 cubes of ice and pulse until smoothie runs smooth.

Add the fruit 

Yogurt, milk & sweetener added to fruit 

Beautiful purple colour!!

Enjoy! :) 

Monday, March 23, 2015

MAC is Beauty Spring 2015

MAC is Beauty for Spring 2015

"No appointment required… Come in and indulge yourself in M∙A∙C Is Beauty: a world of pure, delicious vanity, where you can preen supreme to get that wow factor, emerging perfectly coiffed, polished and all glammed up. What’s wrong with being a little high-maintenance? Go from doll to diva in new hues of Eye Shadow, Cremesheen Glass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer and sixteen shades of Fluidline."

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silly Bright white-pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Real Doll Light pink-lilac (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Reel Sexy Bright coral (Amplified) (Repromote)
  • Diva-ish Intense fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Make Me Gorgeous Intense coral pink (Amplified)
  • French Twist Light pink nude (Lustre)
  • Real Redhead Mauve nude (Lustre)
  • Call the Hairdresser! Rosy mauve (Lustre)
  • Catty Light creamy pink (Lustre)
  • Notice Me Pale lilac (Lustre)
  • Pure Vanity Pale peach nude (Lustre)
  • Highlights Very pale creamy peach (Lustre)

Pro Longwear Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)

These sixteen shades will be joining the permanent range under as a new formula, Pro Longwear Fluidline.
  • Lowlights Deep deep brown
  • Copperthorn Copper bronze
  • Our Secret Milk chocolate brown
  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe with gold pearl
  • ShadeDeep green
  • Midnight Snack Deep metal grey
  • Macroviolet Sparkly purple
  • Looking Good Sparkly burgundy
  • Ivy Fresh leaf green
  • Blue Peep Turquoise blue
  • Siahi Deep ocean blue
  • Brassy Brassy gold
  • Silverstroke Silver
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black
  • Blitz & Glitz Intense black with gold pearl
  • Waveline Navy blue with low level gold pearl

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Yogurt Chalky pale pink (Matte) (Repromote, Permanent)
  • Preening Pale mint-green shimmer (Satin)
  • Wow Factor Medium lavender (Satin)
  • Bouffant Pale peach shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • I Get No Kick Pale nude shimmer (Repromote)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • On the Scene Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Fashion Scoop Pale pink (Repromote)
  • Star Quality Bright pink (Repromote)
  • Japanese Spring Pale lilac (Repromote)

Beauty Powder ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Alpha Girl Soft peachy pink with gold (Repromote)
  • Pearl Blossom Light pink with silver pearl (Repromote)

Studio Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • French Tipped Pale pink
  • To Dye For Pale peach
  • Doll Me Up Pale mint green

Brushes (Limited Edition)

  • 137 Long Blending ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending ($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)
  • 267 Curved Angle ($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

Availability: Online March 26th, 2015 for North America; select locations on April 2nd in North America; April 2015 (International, excludes China) for select stores

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Health & Fitness Posts! Something New!

Hello everyone! Today I am writing my first post relating to health and fitness. I believe that beauty isn't just about the makeup you put on that looks fantastic, but also how you are "au naturel" and how you feel about yourself. Feeling confident and comfortable with your body is it's own beauty.

Many of us struggle with body image and weight related insecurities which can sometimes make us feel.. not so beautiful. So I would like to do a few fitness and health related posts to help you guys get on the right track and really have a good base to start off with. You can't use things (makeup) to mask yourself, you must be confident, because you, yes you reading this post right now, YOU ARE GORGEOUS! 

Over the next little while, I will be sharing workout plans, meal plans, ways to get creative while working out and by popular demand, recipes.If you have any other requests on what posts you would like to read, let me know down below!

Look out for a smoothie recipe at the beginning of next week! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review: Mac Cinderella Lipstick "Royal Ball" / Mac Rant

Hello everyone! Today I have a review for you on a new limited edition lipstick from Mac. It is from the latest Cinderella collection that was just released last week. I picked up the colour Royal Ball which is a nude/light pink in a lustre finish. It is quite sheer as the formula suggests but still gives pretty good pigmentation once applied on the lips. The formula is moisturizing and smooth but it does make the fine lines in your lips more prominent. This lipstick wears well for around 3 hours without eating and drinking.

Blue and Pink Iridescent Tube 


Hand Swatch

Lip Swatch 

For most of us, these limited edition Mac Collections are more of a collectors thing. To be able to collect makeup with different packaging and that are unique is super cool. Lot's of the times though, these collections aren't very practical and that's the case with this one. Although the other products in this collection are all neutral and practical for us light skin ladies, what about women of colour? This collection sadly won't do anything for darker people which in my opinion, is disappointing.

Mac has been releasing tons of collections lately but in my opinion; quality over quantity! 

Have you been disappointed with some recent Mac collection purchases? Let me know down below!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February Favourites 2015

Hello everyone! We have been yet again, speeding through our 2015 year and I have a couple of new favourites from this past month!

My nails have been something I've paid more attention to this month. Even though, my nails aren't polishes as I'm typing this post, the Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream has been saving my nails and fingers this month. My skin has been really dry this winter compared to others and my cuticles have been torn up like crazy. It is not too greasy and really repairs the skin around my nails, plus it smells lemony fresh!

Speaking of dry skin, Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion has been another life saver. I have recently discovered that I am allergic to Bath and Body Works Body Lotion and will break out in a rash so I decided to pick up a new one to try out...and it's now my new favourite. It absorbs into the skin so quickly and keeps my skin soft for a very long time.

Mac Well Dressed Blush has also been another one of my faves for February. It looks great on fair skin and gives you a super healthy flush with an added sheen!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get to Know Me

Today, I'd like for you guys to get to know me a little better, so why not share a few facts about me.

Red or White Wine? Neither
City or Countryside? Both
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Sweet or Savoury? Savoury
Dresses or Jeans? Jeans
Heels or Flats? Heels
Beyonce or Taylor Swift? Beyonce 
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Divergent or Hunger Games? Neither
Blogposts or YT Videos? Bit of both, depends on my mood. 
Skincare or Make Up? Make Up
Night or Morning? Night
Pizza or Burgers? Pizza
Books or Magazines? Books
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Summer or Winter? Summer
Digital or Film Photos? Digital

What is your favourite...?
City? I'm not sure...
Book? Too many to choose
Movie? Despicable Me
TV Show? At the moment glee.
Perfume? Marc Jacobs Daisy
Nail Polish? Any, I love painting my nails! 
Skincare Item? Coconut Oil.
Lipstick? Don't have one.
Foundation? Covergirl True Blend
Food? I do love quesadillas
Dessert? Ice-cream is always a good idea!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? 
Starting and running my very own blog. 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
A teacher. I love helping people with improving their skills.

What are some things that scare you? 
Elevators. For sure.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 
I'm an extrovert for sure. I like to think I am easy going and out going as well so I have no problem being in large groups of people.

Let me know something interesting about yourself down below! I'd love to hear from you :)  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Secret to Removing Eye Makeup

Have you struggled late at night, removing layers of waterproof mascara when all you want to do is go to bed? Do you hate getting little fluffys from cotton rounds stuck in your eyelashes? Is removing makeup the most tedious part of your routine? If so, I have the perfect soultion for you!

Coconut Oil

For the past few months I have been using coconut oil to removed my heavy eye makeup and it has done wonders for me. I could never find a makeup remover that would remove the stubborn waterproof mascara and liquid liner for me, so after seeing some posts on pinterest with the oil method, I decided I would give it a go. 

This is the coconut oil I use for myself 
Tip: Make sure you are using virgin coconut oil. Mine is also organic but you just want to make sure it is in it's purest form. 

So, I start by getting a pea sized amount of the oil on my fingertips and I start massaging it onto my eye lids. 

To tackle the mascara mess, I use the oil on my fingertips and use a "rolling" method down my eyelashes. if you are gentle enough, you shouldn't have eyelashes coming out either. 

After that, I proceed with my cleansing routine and voila! 

Benefits of using Coconut Oil: 
  • affordable
  • mositurizes eye area
  • breaks down makeup quickly 
  • shortens nightime routine 

This oil method I also great or removing lip stains. Coconut oil is often used to cook with, so it is edible, therefore, nothing harmful is going around your mouth. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Rimmel Provocalips 16H Kiss Proof Lip Color

Hey guys! Today I have another review for you on a product I recently bought and fell inlove with! This is from Rimmel and it's the Provocalips 16H Kiss Proof Lip Color. I purchased mine from Target for $7.99 and i have the colour I'll call you. It was a little hard choosing the colour because the tube isn't see through. So just because the packaging is one colour, doesn't mean you will get that exact same colour on the inside, but they are pretty close.

The reason I bought this product is because I like matte lip colours a lot and the idea of having something transfer proof that you could eat while wearing or kiss your significant other, without it coming off or wearing away is mind blowing. 

The idea behind this is that you apply the colour from the one side of the tube, you wait a minute for it to get super sticky and tacky and then you use the balm side to rehydrate your lips and add the glossy shine back. In my opinion, you could wear it matte as well but the balm will improve the longevity of your lip colour as well. 

Overall, my thoughts are super positive. I think they have a good colour range or shades for everyone and the idea behind this is awesome. Many highend companies have come up with lip stains lately but this is the first drugstore product that is similar to the more expensive ones.

Check out my update on this product here:

Update: Rimmel Provocalips 16H Kiss Proof Lip Color

Hello there! Since, my recent review on the provocalips, a few things have... went down hill. I just wore it to a family get-together and after only a little snacking, my sister brought to my attention that there was 2 patches of my real lips showing through. This is so weird to me because I exfoliated before application! When I went to take a look at the patchy mess on my lips, I noticed how much my lips hurt. They stung and burned so bad. I don't know what happened, I loved these lippies so much but I ended up having a reaction to them.

Let me know if you liked this "update" style post. Sometimes products don't always work out, even though I may have initially liked them. In the future, I'd love to come back with an update post for other products I review!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review: Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

newproduct.product_base_nameHello everyone! Today I have another product review to share with you guys! I recently bought this pressed powder from Essence at Shoppers Drugmart for $3! I have been wearing foundation every day lately but my Mac MSF is a little too dark for me, in combination with my foundation. So, I decided to buy a translucent powder that wouldn't provide any extra colour.

This powder does a great job of blurring imperfections and setting my foundation in place. It also keeps my face matte without giving it a flat look throughout the day. The best thing about this is honestly the price. You can't beat the price tag! Plus this product is apparently comparable to the Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder which is a wopping $40!!

To conclude, this product is worth trying out for the small cost but it is also very effective. I love the finish it gives to my face and how it keeps me matte all day long!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

What's New at the Drugstore: Spring 2015

Hey Guys! How have you been? This weekend I was out shopping and popped into a lot drugstores and woah, These drugstore brands have been releasing crazy amounts of new products! So today, I am here to share those new products with you. If you would like a review on any one of these products, please let me know in the comments below. I would love to do that for you!

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect is one of the newer foundations released. It is inspired by their original photoready makeup but this one is supposed to give a flawless, seamless look to the skin. Revlon has also just released a new stick foundation as well.

Rimmel London has been stepping it up this Spring with many new products and shade additions. The Provocalips 16 Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colours have just hit the drugstore here in Canada! They claim to be, food proof, kiss proof and transfer proof with long lasting colour for 16 hours! (I have a review on these coming soon, and spoiler alert: they are fabulous!!!) 

Moving over to Maybelline, the addition of Lash Sensational Mascara to their line has been a huge hit with many beauty bloggers. As well as their FitMe Matte and Poreless Foundation and Powders which is now their FitMe formula for oily and combo skin girlies like me! This also has some really great reviews. To go along with their foundation and powder, Maybelline has also released 3 Master Prime primers to give your makeup a flawless base.

L'oreal Infallible Foundation, Powders and Concealer have also made their way into the drugstore. With quite a hefty price, they are a splurge in the drugstore world but definitely something to try out in the future.

I have also just found out that Maybelline Brow Drama now comes in transparent as well!

Once again, if you guys would like me to review any of these products please let me know! I highly suggest you go check out your local drugstore to get your hands on these products before they are gone! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MAC : Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

Lipstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

    MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015
  • Oxblood Light peachy nude (Matte)
  • Barbecue Vivid orange red (Matte)
  • Victoriana Mid-tone pink red (Matte)
  • Tenor Voice True classic red (Matte)
  • Opera Dark red (Matte)
  • Sin Deep blood red (Matte) (Permanent)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

Lipglass ($16.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Oxblood Light peachy nude
  • Barbecue Vivid orange red
  • Victoriana Mid-tone pink red
  • Tenor Voice True classic red
  • Opera Dark red
  • Sin Deep blood red

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015Bellgreens Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN)

  • Fresh Blade Pale frosted yellow (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Gorgeous Gold Muted yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Savant Mid-tone mustard lime (Satin)
  • Vicuna Light neutral olive (Frost)
  • Charcoal Brown Muted taupe brown (Matte)
  • Sushi Green Charcoal olive with multi-dimensional pearl (Velvet)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN)

  • Midnight Snow Pale silver (Frost)
  • Idol Eyes Silver violet with gold (Lustre)
  • Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost)
  • Knight Divine Black with silver pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Exotic Purple Dark navy (Satin)
  • Indigogo Blackened navy with multi-dimensional pearl (Veluxe)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015Violetwink Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN)

  • Sweet Allure Soft l ight pink (Satin)
  • French Clay White grey (Frost)
  • Stars ‘n’ Rockets Purple with pink pearl (Velxue Pearl)
  • Tendersmoke Muted silver lilac (Frost)
  • Frizzyplum Dark violet with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
  • Overnight Cool black (Matte)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015Blush Ombre ($32.00 U.S. / $39.00 CDN)

  • Ripe Peach Light coral
  • Azalea Blossom Light cool pink
  • Kindergarten Red Crimson into pale nudeMAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Designer Purple Iridescent violet
  • Chlorafill Green line with pearl
  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl
MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

Modern Twist Lash ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)

  • Vinyl Black
  • Caligrafy Navy
  • TarotPurple
  • Chlorafill Lime

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015Nail Lacquer ($13.50 U.S. / $16.00 CDN)

  • Faint of Heart Palest milky nude (Cream)
  • Venus Red Clean true red (Cream)
  • Vixen Deep burgundy red (Cream)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection for Spring 2015

Brush ($38.50 U.S. / $46.00 CDN)

  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush

Makeup Bag ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Select MAC Stores)

  • Makeup Bag Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Availability: Online January 29th, in-stores on February 5th at all MAC locations; for international, March 2015 (excluding France, Mexico, Spain)