Ipsy Review!!

So this months Ipsy theme was "Fresh Picks."  I would show the bag, but I've actually already given it away. It's really cute but it really reminded me of my sister-in-law, so I gave it to her and she loved it. Overall, I'm fairly happy with my glam bag this month, it's not my favourite month but I still got some great products and really, you can't complain when you're only spending 15 bucks.


Kate Spade Surprise Sale!!

Hey guys, So I've just purchased my first Kate Spade bag at the surprise sale. EVERYTHING is 75% off. I had to practice some major self control and not buy everything, and lemme tell you, it was really hard, I almost failed but decided on only one thing :) I'll definitely make a full blog post when I get it in the mail!!


Masters of Photography - Tim Walker!!

"I gather up the ingredients and mix them all together: photographs and illustrations, pictures from fairytales and children’s books…. Fairytales are very sinister things, as life gets harder it’s adults who sugarcoat childhood."

Photographer Tim Walker on his creative process and signature dreamy otherworldly style.

Palette Wishlist!!

So many palettes, so little money. When it comes to palettes, nude and neutral is a must, whether it's shimmer or matte, I'm obsessed. I've always leaned toward more champagne and gold colours on the lids, bright pinks on the cheeks and subtle highlighting. So I figured I'd throw together a list of some beautiful palettes that I've been drooling over lately.  

This is definitely a splurge item at $71/CAD for only 7 shadows, but it's Marc Jacobs, do we really care? I'm pretty sure this is what Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is based on...
I have the first and third Naked palettes and I only need this one to complete the trilogy, and it doesn't hurt that the colours are absolutely gorgeous

There aren't many exclusively highlighting palettes on the market, and if there were, I'm sure they'd all pale in comparison to this beauty. 
Now, Nars is one of my favourite beauty brands but this is probably one that will stay on my wishlist, $85 is just too steep for me, but a girl can dream right?!
I haven't tried much makeup from Clinique, but I love their High Impact & Bottom Last mascara & I've heard lots of wonderful things about their makeup. Plus, an exclusively nude shadow palette? count me in!!
This will probably be my next purchase. I was never really in love with the colours in "Naked" but when they came out with "Native" I knew I had to have it. The bright pink is the perfect blush shade!!

7. Lorac - Pro Palette - $42/US
Oh, the ever so elusive Lorac Pro Palette. The lengths I will go to get this palette, I live in Canada, and lemme tell you, it's impossible to find it here. I've even checked every Ulta in Michigan to see if I could find in store there, but nope, no luck. Mark my words, I will find get this one day!


April Favourites!!

So it's a little late to be posting an April favourites, but oh well, I do what I want haha.  I found it extremely easy to pick out my favourites as these were clear winners, I definitely reached for them the most during April. So here are my fav beauty & non-beauty items:

Dior Addict Lip Glow - $35

This will be forever my favourite lip balm. So the price is a little steep for a lip balm, but it's well worth it, it really does create the perfect pink shade for your lips and it greatly moisturizing as well.

Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo - Angelika/Laguna - $50
So I got this awhile ago and I have to say I was a little hesitant at first about using a blush and bronzer with so much glitter, but it actually looks really gorgeous, especially for spring. 

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight - $89
If you know me, you know I have a slight obsession with all things Marc Jacobs, this is my fourth Marc Jacobs perfume and maybe even my favourite. It has notes of blood orange, pink peppers, white tea, tiare tahiti, violet, raspberry, apricot skin, musk, and amber. It's definitely one to have in your collection.



Kate Spade Coin Purse - $24
I bought this a couple of months ago from a local Winners on sale for only $24, it was definitely one of my greatest shopping finds thus far. It is extremely handy, I usually throw some change, my debit card and some lip balm in there and I'm ready to go. Unfortunately I don't know the name of it or if you can buy it anymore but I've linked some Kate Spade coin purses above.

Old Navy - Large Coral Studs - $6
I pretty much love any earrings that are over sized and studs. These are very similar to Kate Spade and Coach studs but without the hefty price tag.
Ray Ban Polarized Original Wayfarer Classics - $325
So, my Ray Bans are a little on the more expensive side since they are polarized with prescriptions lenses in them. They are definitely my favourite pair of sunnies that I have.


Childish Gambino - Pink Toes
Coldplay - Magic
Cold War Kids - Jailbirds
Phantom Planet - California ( a little O.C. throwback)
Calvin Harris - Summer


The O.C.
- This was my absolutely favourite tv show in high school, I was obsessed, so I felt like it was time for a nice marathon, I'm currently halfway through season 2!

The Good Wife - OMG that plot twist, I still can't believe they killed off one of the leads in the show, WHAT? I definitely ugly sobbed when it aired. 

Crisis - There is nothing better than an insanely dramatic tv show, there are many post twists and turns in this show and I'm a sucker for drama.



It's that time again...

Time to wash your brushes. Washing your brushes is really important because they hold tiny germs that you wouldn't want to put onto your faces. Using brushes that aren't regularly cleaned can cause major breakouts (not fun!). I usually clean my used brushes bi-weekly and use my e.l.f anti-bacterial daily brush cleaner spray after every use.

To clean my brushes I use the e.l.f Brush Shampoo with some warm water then lay them flat on a towel and leave them to air dry overnight. The shampoo is really great because it's affordable and doesn't have an unpleasant smell.  When they are done drying I separate them into my regularly used ones and the others and place them in my adorable Skurar pots from Ikea.

Top row of the brushes are all Real Techniques.
Middle row are e.l.f studio brushes, coastal scents, and eco tools.
Bottom row are Quo brushes (metallic pink & navy,) a Nars mini bamboo brush, and some randoms.