Beads and Braids

posted on: Friday, March 29, 2013

If you haven't heard yet, Zara has online shopping in Canada now! This sweat shirt is one of the items I ordered and I just love it. The beading on the sleeves is so fun. 

In other news, I'm so excited that it's a long weekend! I go to school on Saturday and JP has band and hockey on Sundays, so we rarely get to spend a weekend together. We don't have much planned except for dinner with my family and dinner with his family. Other then that we will probably just be staying in. I'm mostly excited for breakfasts together. I've probably said this before but, JP makes the best breakfasts. 

This past week my brother and I started running outside again. It's so nice that the sun is up longer and we can actually do an evening run with light! I seriously don't know how I did a half-marathon in October though. I am struggling with 5km right now. haha. 

Anyways, that's all for now. Hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend!

Outfit Details
beaded sweat shirt c/o Zara
Current Elliot black jeans (similar)
Coach boots (similar)

Photos by my mom!

What's in my Makeup Bag?

posted on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

KD, Karolina and I decided to do another group post, this time showing you inside our makeup bags. Growing up I always had a vanity table for my makeup, but for the last few years I haven't had a set place to do my makeup. I use a few different makeup bags to separate my makeup and then I have some storage in a dresser drawer and under the bathroom sinks. My plan is to set up a dressing table soon, but for now this is my method. I received a set of Besty Johnson makeup bags as a gift at my bachelorette party, and this bag featured below is where I store my daily makeup. I like to keep the products that I reach for most in the same place, and every few weeks or so I'll switch out a product and try something different. 

Make sure to check out KD's and Karolina's posts here and here!
Also, check out our last group post, What's in my Bag?

Tart clean slate poreless 12-hr perfecting primer
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 120 Vanilla
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
Korres Quercetin & Oak Concealer in Fair
Korres Cheek Butter in Eros Coral

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC eye shadow palette: Shroom, Wedge, Espresso
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Urban Decay Naked Basics palette 
Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

MAC 217 blending brush
MAC 213 brush
Sephora Collection Pro Cream Shadow Brush #28
Quo Liner/Brow Brush
Quo Crease Brush
Make Up For Ever HD Kabuki Brush

Clinique Acne Solution Spot Treatment Gel
Quo pencil sharpener
Revlon Tweezers

Sugar and Coconut Oil Lip Scrub

posted on: Sunday, March 24, 2013

So, I've been completely obsessed with beauty blogs lately, and one blog that I especially love is Essie Button by Estee. As I was reading though her blog I cam across a DIY on how to make your own lip scrub with coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar. I'd heard of this before and had been looking for a lip scrub with minimal ingredients so I thought, what the hey, might as well make my own too. 
Estee had measurements in her post (see Estee's post here), but I just threw a scoop of this and a scoop of that into a bowl and mixed it up. I also didn't have any honey, so I substituted agave, and because agave is sweeter then sugar I used about half as much.  I bought the little jar at superstore for $1 and it ended up working perfectly to hold my mixture. I've been using the scrub every couple nights before I go to bed and I think it's working pretty well at keeping my lips soft. 

1. Mix agave (or honey) and coconut oil
2. Add a scoop of brown sugar and mix well

Joe Fresh Spring Nail Polish

posted on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 Sour CitronMojito Mix | Lavender | Aqua

WatermelonCherry Blossom | Amethyst

Lavender | Cherry Blossom | Mojito Mix
I am loving the mix of pastels and brights/neons in the new spring Joe Fresh nail polishes. I honestly can't pick just one favourite from the collection. I really really loved wearing the light pink (cherry blossom) colour. I thought it was the perfect light pink shade for me. I also really liked the neon yellow. You can't tell in the photos, but it has a matte finish which looks so neat in neon. These are just a few of the spring colours in Joe Fresh stores right now. After scanning the website I'm also loving the colours, Petal, Buttercup, Storm and Mango. In Calgary the weather is at a stage where its still cold enough to wear winter clothes, but the days are getting brighter and everyone is ready to move on to spring and summer. Nail polish is that perfect accessory for that time of year where you want to jump into spring colours but the weather is just not cooperating.

*nail polishes c/o Joe Fresh

Face of the Day #1

posted on: Friday, March 1, 2013

I thought I would try out one of these Face of the Day/Daily Makeup posts. So here it goes. I've been keeping my makeup very light lately, although glancing down at the pile of products that I used on this occasion, it doesn't look too light. haha. Anyway, I started with a primer then used the Joe Fresh Sheer Tint as a base, which I've only used a few times, but I like it so far. For the eyes I've been keeping it simple with light and neutral eye shadows and just a bit of mascara on my top lashes. For this look I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as a base then Joe Fresh Rose Gold all over the lid, MAC wedge in the crease, and MAC Shroom to highlight under the brow. If I'm going to lighter shades on the eyes I usually go for brighter lips, and right now I love my Joe Fresh matte lipstick in Raspberry. I'm also really liking the Korres brand lately because they use a lot of natural ingredients in their products. I just bought the Volcanic Mineral Mascara and I've been sampling their Quercetin & Oak Concealer and Cheek Butter. So far I'm liking all three. 

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer
Korres Quercetin & Oak Concealer in Fair
Joe Fresh oil free Sheer Tint in Porcelain c/o
Elf foundation brush
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinsh Powder
Make Up For Ever HD Kabuki Brush
Korres Cheek Butter in Eros Coral

Dior Diorshow Maximizing Lash Plumping Serum
Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC Eye Shadows Wedge & Shroom
Joe Fresh eye shadow in Rose Gold c/o
MAC 217 blending brush
MAC 213 brush

Joe Fresh matte lipstick in Raspberry c/o