October Favourites

Hello everyone, I am back with a favourites post!

I know its been forever and a day since I’ve posted one so I was extra excited when I realized it was the first day of November, and thus I could begin collecting up all my favourite goodies of the month.

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I’m quite happy with this little variety of goodies!

To start I wanted to share with you a perfume I’ve loved since I was about 16 (and I am now 23) This is actually one of the first perfumes I was ever given and it is called Black XS For Her. Its by a brand called Paco Rabbane, and Its one of my top winter perfumes. For me it is almost impossible to describe the scent because it is so unique. I will say it is light, with a rose and musk undertone. I am so not a professional when it comes to describing smells so if you see it in stores I urge you to have a sniff and see for yourself. And this is my second bottle courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend.

Next is something from a recent haul and that is the Marilyn Hot Oil Treatment from Lush. Now I know this is something I bought at the end of October and only tried a few days ago, but I loved it so much I wanted to include it. The picture above is what it looks like in its naked packaging. Now for something that retails at $12.95 CAD I was not going to buy it at first glance. Thankfully one of the Lush staff came and spoke to me about it. He explained that what he did in order to make it last more uses, is he stores it in an old Lush pot and keeps it in a cool area. He then demonstrated how much it emulsifies and puffs up when you mix it. I was sold! Even better it is just as good as the original Marilyn hair treatment (and a fraction of the price). It leaves your hair naturally soft with no oily residues like some other conditioning treatments.

My third favourite is another hair product, and that is the Casting Sun kiss Healthy Look treatment. This is just like sunshine in a bottle…for your hair. Now the Marilyn hair treatment and this go together like peas and carrots because while the sun kiss adds beautiful sun kiss streaks and lightens your hair, its still a bit damaging. After using this, it gives me the look of having sunny streaks in my hair, even when the sun has been gone and cloudy for days.

Onto something that I’ve already talked about in the past, and that is the E.l.f Cosmetics Matte lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. Now I had a very mixed review on this lipstick but have come to love it over time. While it’s not what I consider a true matte lipstick, this lipstick goes on and stays on. The colour is beautiful and I have no fear of it transferring on my teeth because it never does. Also the shade of it is beautiful, and what I call the perfect cool tone nude for fall and winter.

This favourite is definitely more of a splashy item. *Note this was a gift and I’m very fortunate to have had it given to me because ho boy these things aren’t cheap*

This is the Fit Bit Surge watch. I have really gotten into working out again and this watch has helped me track my workouts, track calories burned, steps, heart rate, anything that helps your overall fitness. It also has cool features when you can change your music from your watch instead of fumbling with your phone while running. I never thought I would get into fitness because it seemed so annoying to track all that but this little watch has made it so much easier. The only downside is the battery life. In my opinion it should last a lot longer than 3/4 days. 🤷🏼‍♀️

My last beauty item in a nail polish. I think this is the first time in history I’ve ever had a nail polish in my favourites before. I had come to that dilemma where Halloween was almost here but I was sick of wearing black/green/blue polish, and honestly I had Christmas and winter on the brain. This polish is by Essie, which is my go to brand for fast drying, long lasting, and relatively cheap polish. The colour I have is called Fifth Avenue, and I’m in love. For some reason I’m the photo it shows up more orange but in real life it’s the perfect bright cherry red!

My last 2 favourites are not objects but 2 Apps And a T.V show!

The first is the Fitbit App which goes hand and hand in the watch. It goes a step further to help you track water drinking, calories you’ve even, and sleep habits. It makes it so easy to track it all I quickly became obsessed with tracking all my fitness goals and reaching them.

The second App is called Clue. It’s the ultimate way to track every step of your period and predict (almost) precisely when you’ll have your next one and what it may be like. It’s super flexible and you track how you’re feeling no matter what day of the month. If you’re feeling a bit cramped or hormonal one day, you can track it, and it’ll let you know when your PMS starts the next month. And it tracks every symptom you can think of. It can even remind you to take your pill. I learned about this App from British Beauty Blogger/Youtuber Zoella. She is one of my top absolute favourites bloggers so I trusted her opinion on the App and was not disappointed in the slightest! 🙂

My last Favourites is a T.V show…can you guess? *drumroll*

STRANGER THINGS 2!

I binge watched this show like crazy. Who ever was the genius that had the idea to upload them all at the same time, I applaud you. This show is addictive and has a different twist on it than the last season. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll take the initiative and be the 5 millionth person to say WATCH IT! You wont regret it. I almost didn’t watch it because I thought it was going to be scary. Go. Watch. Now!

These were my favourites this month! I’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Monday y’all! 🎉

January Favorites!

Hello lovely individuals! Happy February to everyone out there! I don’t know you you, but I couldn’t be happier to say hello to February and the spring months that will be following along shortly.
I wanted to try something new. This happens to be something I am recently addicted to, and that is watching Monthly Favorite videos on YouTube! I cannot get enough of learning about the different products and fashions my favorite YouTubers are loving!
So I thought I would try the same thing on my blog!

So, without any further ado, these are my January favorites!

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❤ To kick things off my first favorite is my Instax 8 Polaroid camera. This little camera has seen me through all of my favorite joyous occasions. It is so fun to snap a picture in the height of excitement, and wave it around, waiting eagerly for it to develop! It helped make New Years Eve a night to remember!

❤ Real Techniques Brushes. These are my favorite brushes at the moment. I use them for foundation, blush, bronzer, you name it. They are there like your best friend. Not to mention they are incredibly soft.

❤ Kate Moss, Rimmel London Nude Lipsticks in #43, and #40. These lipsticks are like a magic act. They go with a dressed up look, they go with a natural look, just spot on every time. They really are the cure to my Red Christmas lips blues I’ve been having.

❤ Loreal Sublime Radiance cleansing oil. Okay, let me tell you about this little miracle worker. When I first bought this product, I failed to read the instructions on it, and missed out on its true potential. At first I used it on cotton pads to remove my make up and thought : ‘good grief I am using up a lot of cotton pads’. Little did I know you were supposed to put it straight onto your face and use it like a cleanser. Once that was discovered, I have been in heaven. It takes off every last bit of makeup, yes, even waterproof. And I also find it helps my dry, semi-oily skin. 10/10!

❤ These crazy elastics! I found them at Pharmasave (local drug store). I’m not sure they even have a name but you can most definitely find spin off of them everywhere. Yes they look nutty, but they also work like a dream. As someone with ridiculously thick hair, this is the answer to my prayers. No fist fulls of my hair taking them out, no tangles, and hey, you look super cute and 90’s wearing them 🙂

❤ Essie Nail Polish in ‘Go Ginza’, and H&M Polish in ‘Hunt Me Down’. Both are pastel colors but on opposite ends of the spectrum. They are splendid colors to wear between the last winter months and spring in my opinion!

❤ Rimmel Lasting perfection Foundation. Originally I went into the drugstore looking for a completely different foundation (Rimmel Wake Me Up), but happened upon this product instead. I tried it and I fell in love! Initially what persuaded me to make the switch was the matte look it had in comparison to the Wake Me Up,(which visibly had sparkes in it). A good look for the summer when I want glowy skin, but maybe not for the end of winter. Perhaps in the warmer months I will give it a try! 😛

❤ Zoella Blissful Mistful body spray. It is not often I find a body spray and think “Wowzers, I love this scent, I want to wear this everyday and nothing else.” Which is the exact scenario that is happening. It is so light and fresh smelling. I do not feel like I’m drowning in the scent, but It’s like being surrounded by a lovely fresh, but light floral aura.

 

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❤ NYX Beauty On The Go Palette. This particular color palette has been the MVP of my makeup collection this month. I am yet to find a color I don’t love or look great in! It is a mixture of eye shadows, blush, bronzer, contour, highlight and lipstick. Yes, ALL of that in one palette. Even the shades for contouring that are way too dark for my skin tone just happen to go perfectly with my brows. It is a glorious mix of matte colors, and shimmery ones. some days I use all the nude tones, and other days I use a bright green (just to give an idea of the color variation.)

❤ Bath And Body Works candle, scented Sweater Weather. Oh boy, I wish I could describe properly through typing just how good this candle smells. The only way to describe it is a mix of fresh air, aftershave (good smelling stuff), and fresh leaves. You are probably thinking “Okay lady, you have a crazy nose”, but I would urge you to give it a sniff if its still in stores! It is technically an autumn scented candle, but I’ve been sparingly burning my little sampler candle of it.

❤ NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot. I can sense a pattern of NYX products here… Definitely not on purpose I promise! I just cannot get enough of the awesome color that is this lipstick! To get a better idea of what it looks like on you can check out my bronze makeup look I did a while ago. It goes on nicely, and does not bleed like some lipsticks. A great lipstick that stays put!

❤ Lush ‘No Drought’ Dry Shampoo. All I have is positive reviews as usual for this Lush product. I’ve been on the hunt for a good dry shampoo, but been very discouraged since 99% of drugstore dry shampoo’s come in aerosol cans. I am a firm believer of recycling and I could not stand to buy one more aerosol can, so you can imagine my joy when I saw the dry shampoo they had cam in a recycled plastic bottle, that could be recycled again. But anyway, enough with the politics! It smells amazing and applying it is so easy. The fresh citrus scent is my favorite, as well as my boyfriends,saying I smell like fruit loops.:P

❤ This is probably the funniest of my favorites. They are little slipper socks I bought from Marks Work Ware World. Its a store that mainly sells sport wear, clothing for outdoor work, and some men’s and woman’s fashion. I have a quirkier sense of style, thus making some of their stuff, just a little too bland for me. However I was pleasantly surprised when I found these little slippers there. I always have cold feet, but hate the feeling of sloppy slippers those it was a truly heroic discovery when I found these.

So these were my January favorites! It already feels like February has been flying by way too fast too! Let me know what you think of these kinds of posts! I realize this is one of my longest posts yet, wow! Would you like me to continue doing favorites? And what have you been loving in January? These are just my opinions, no one pays me to say anything 😛

 

As usual thank you for reading guys!

XOXO

~M

My fave favorites videos:

Tanya Burr

Zoella

Nikki

Bunny

 

New Fave Nail Color

Hello lovely peeps!

I’ve been on the search for the perfect in between nail color. In between meaning, it is not Christmas anymore, and we are no where near spring, so what color can I rock?

I was recently gifted this nail polish and instantly fell in love.

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It is from H&M, and is called ‘Hunt Me Down’, which I find humorous because its more of a camouflage color. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Never mind  😛

I find this color suits my skin tone very well, which is a hard thing since I’m neither very fair skinned, nor am I tanned. Right in the middle.

This nail color will for sure be part of my January favorites which will be posted, well, at the end of January 🙂

Enjoy your day!

~M