10/24/14

A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TAG

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It's been quite some time since I've done a tag post, but I found this one through In The Frow's YouTube channel last week and thought it would be fun to publish as a blog post! The key to this tag is to answer each question with the first three things that come to your head. No over-thinking!

1. Products - coconut oil, blush, bubble bath

2. Foods - mashed potatoes, pizza, macarons
3. Places - Laguna Beach, Kauai, home
4. Things you'd miss - baths, bed, family
5. Things you do when you're bored - watch Netflix, read blogs, create things
6. Things you enjoy when its sunny - swimming, walking everywhere, drinks on the patio
7. Films - Some Like It Hot, Roman Holiday, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
8. Songs - Close To Me by the Cure, Moon River by Frank Sinatra, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths
9. Brands - Wilfred Free, Talula, Vans
10. Outdoor things that you like - long walks, swimming, eating
11. Events - birthday, anniversary, vacation time
12. Cartoons - Scooby Doo, Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time
13. Buildings - the New York Palace hotel, the parliament building in Victoria BC, Cinderella's castle
14. Anything in everyday life - tea, pajamas, baths
15. Traits in any person, not just partners - humor, honestly, easy-going
16. Influences - Audrey Hepburn, photography, music
17. Drinks - earl grey, red wine, fresh lemonade
18. Experiences - traveling, marriage, meeting Katy Perry
19. Things to Watch - classic films, Netflix, ballet
20. Youtubers - Estee, Anna, Victoria

I tag anyone who feels like joining in the fun! If you do end up doing this tag please let me know so I can read your answers!

xx -b.

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10/23/14

LIFE LATELY

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I've had a heck of a week so far, let me tell you! I think my whirlwind trip to Toronto may have taken a toll on me, but I'm doing much better now. I'm a very anxious person so when I do things like...ohhh, travel across three provinces for only a 24 hour trip, it destroys me.

Last weekend I had my hair dyed for the first time in over a year and then re-dyed by my sis-in-law the very next day because I didn't feel like "me". There was also the whole two different tones thing going on which I was definitely not down with. Note, when using box colour keep in mind that it will effect the virgin part of your hair differently than the rest. Anyway, I spent a very comical ride home from the airport Sunday night crying all the way to Abba's "Dancing Queen" because I was just so emotionally raw. I'm ridiculous, I know. 

A lot of you are wondering what my hair looks like now and I know I've kept you waiting! Let's just say I went from light brown, to strawberry blonde, to auburn in all of 24 hours. I'll post some before and after pics when I do my Clairol post to show you, but as for now I'm waiting on the professional photos. I was a pile of nerves during that whole process so I'm a little concerned as to what my photos will turn out like haha. Hopefully not another Katy Perry moment. Let's just say, I'm more comfortable taking a selfie than to have my picture taken professionally.

What have I learned from this whole experience? Trust no one. Just kidding, the event I went to was actually a lot of fun in itself! Sometimes I just need to be more vocal in what I want/don't want. So this ones on me, and now I've learned. Thank goodness I have a hair stylist for a sister. 

I've also been reminded to not take on more than I can handle...I'm not a social butterfly, being around people actually tends to suck the life out of me, and that's okay! We're all different, I just may need a little  more time to recharge at home before I surround myself with people again ;)

xx -b.

-photo taken by ashley-
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10/22/14

BLUSH - THE LINE UP

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In case you haven't figured it out already, I'm a blush girl. Like, I really looooove my blush. What can I say, it's a white girls best friend. I have a particular fondness for bright peaches and fuchsia's as they  tend to liven up my face better than any other beauty product. In fact, I could get on with concealer and blush alone and be perfectly comfortable.

Today I've gathered up my favourites to share with you lovely lot, so let's do this...

Bobbi Brown Apricot ($32)
This silky-sheer powder blush instantly gives cheeks a fresh, natural looking pop of colour. The shade  Apricot is one you've likely heard a lot about this last year, I know I have! There's a reason these Bobbi Brown blushes are so hyped up, they're absolutely beautiful!

*Make Up For Ever HD #410 ($31)
If you love a good cream blush, Make Up For Ever has got it going on! The colour #410 is an amazing coral shade that blends seamless into the skin. My favourite method for applying cream blushes is to pat the colour on with my fingers tips and blend out with a damp Beauty Blender or Real Techniques sponge.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Diffused Heat ($41)
The most luxurious of all my blushes is definitely this little beauty! Hourglass has the whole "lit from within" thing perfected. Diffused Heat is a vibrant poppy shade and, like all of the blushes in this range,  provide a soft focus look with multidimensional colour. Stunning.

MAC Fleur Power ($26)
A forever favourite, I have used MAC's Fleur Power blush for years now. Whenever I'm unsure of what to put on my cheeks I always turn back to this pinkish-coral shade as it just seems to go with everything! MAC's blushes are beautiful in general, but this one in particular is just gorgeous and suits my skin tone perfectly.

Bobbi Brown Fresh Melon ($32)
Another cream blush favourite has to go to this pot rouge version from Bobbi Brown. I love this pink peach shade especially in the Summer when I have a bit more colour to my face as it's finish is subtle with a beautiful dewy glow. Fool proof to apply, lovely results...what more could you possibly want? Oh right, you can use it on your lips too!

NARS Desire ($35)
This cotton candy pink hue looks a bit daunting in pan I'll admit, but it produces the most beautiful pop of colour that makes me feel as though I've just come in from a long walk in the snow! You'll need to use a light hand with this one as a little goes a long way, but at that price I'd say it's a good thing! It you're looking for a stunning flush of colour, this is it.

What are your favourite blushes to wear for your skin tone? I'd love to hear some suggestions!

xx -b.


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10/21/14

NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE

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As you are probably well aware, I am obsessed with multi-use products, and when it comes to the Huile Prodigieuse, Nuxe has got it down pat.

I've wanted to try this dry oil for a long time now, but was always put off by the price. It's actually not that expensive for a skincare/multi-use product, but when it comes to trying something new I really like to find a deal where I can. 

When I saw that Feel Unique was offering 1/3 off pharmacy I knew my chance had arrived. So, with the price conversion I paid $20.50 for the 50ml bottle and they sell it here at our local Shoppers Drug Mart for $26.  Of course I also had to stock up on my favourite Reve de Miel lip balm which I had conveniently just run out of. If you're interested, I know that the Feel Unique offer is still good until the 31st!

Anyway, let's get down to the details...

The Huile Prodigieuse is a dry oil for your face, body, and hair...and I do use it on all of those places! It's made up of a "unique cocktail" of 6 plant oils (borage, St Johnswort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, macadamia) and smells like a day at the beach. Seriously, this stuff is heaven.

What's more is that it is suitable for all skin types (yay!) and provides you with smooth skin and silky hair. A little really does go a long way here. I like to give myself a good rub down post bath and use the excess that's left on my hands to smooth down my hair.

Looking for more ways to use this little wonder product? Mix a drop in your foundation and watch it glide on without clinging, or put a few drops in your bath for a luxurious moment.

What more can I say? I love this product! It's so pleasant to use and makes me smell equally as nice throughout the day.

Have you tried Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse?

xx -b.


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