Thursday, August 27, 2015

New at the drugstore ~ August 2015

 I recently found a few new products at the drugstore so I thought I would share. I haven't been buying a ton of new makeup recently so hopefully I can try some of these new products!

 What caught my eye the most were the new Baby Lips lip glosses! These finally hit Canada! They are way smaller than I expected but there are a few nice shades. A lot of the shades are glittery and look targeted to quite a younger crowd possibly. They are $5 each which seems pretty pricey for their size.

 Maybelline also came out with some Color blur matte pencils. These were nearly $10 and had 10 nice shades!

 L'Oreal has new liquid illuminators in 3 shades for $12.96 each.

 Covergirl also has a new luminous product: their stay luminous foundation. This probably wouldn't work for me since I prefer to stay matte.

 Not sure if this is new but I noticed wet n wild had lashes!

 Revlon has some new polish duos out.

That's all I found!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


 I had wanted to try out the LORAC PRO Palette for a while now. I've never seen it anywhere in Canada so when I found it in Kohls in Vegas I bought it. I believe it was $42 or something like that. The shades are all neutral. Half a matte and half a shimmery. The colors all compliment each-other nicely so I thought I could make some nice looks with it.


 It also came with a mini eye primer which I actually really enjoy!

 The shades are all quite pretty. They are fairly pigmented but not as much as I expected. I feel like a need to layer them a bi before I get my desired look. The are fairly bendable.  I must say, I do prefer my NAKED 2 palette.

It was a nice change for my eyeshadow collection. Althought if I could go back, I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Overall I'd give this a 7/10.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick ~ Yummy Pink

I picked this up a while ago since I was in need of a new Summer lipsticks! I thought the pink wouldn't be so bright but it turned out to be a really bright, almost Barbie-ish pink.

 The packaging is quite simple.

 Yummy pink... not the most exciting name.

It's a pretty classic formula. Quite smooth and easy to apply. I didn't really wear it for too long so I can't really talk about its lasting power.

I really love this shade on the lips! It's such a girly pink. However, it doesn't do to much for the teeth. It makes them look quite a bit yellower than they actually are.

That's it! Have an amazing day!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What I ate today ~ 08.06.15

Hello! Today I thought I'd share what I ate. I was stuck at home all day so I didn't eat super exciting but it is a fairly real representation of what I eat. I kind of fell of the healthy trend when I returned from Vegas. I've been focusing on enjoying my Summer without limiting myself. I have also stopped working out for the time being and I don't even feel bad about it. It's good to take breaks, life is too short to restrict yourself especially if it's making you unhappy. I saw an Instagram post that said "Moments count. Calories don't." And it really changed my viewpoint. 

 Since I slept till nearly 11 (jeez) all I had was an oatmeal blueberry muffin for breakfast.

 For lunch I had a nice, juicy peach and some chickpea feta salad which I actually have a recipe for!

 I had a banana flavored popsicle for an early snack. I am definitely a snacker throughout the afternoon!

 If you have never tried these cookies you must! They are amazing!

 I was actually super hungry by 4pm so I also had some crackers...

 ...and a blueberry yogurt!

Dinner was some (funky-looking) hot dogs and frozen fries.

I know that wasn't super healthy or fancy but it's really pretty much an average day for me. I don't eat the exact same stuff daily but along the same-ish lines!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sephora Lash Stash To Go

 I haven been anticipating this review for quite some time now. I found this set at Sephora a few months ago for $30! I got one of these from Shopper's drug mart a year or two ago and it was great. The set comes with 5 deluxe sized mascaras with a coupon for a full sized of your favorite. I had nothing to lose since I knew I liked the Lancome mascara. I had also heard amazing things about Too Faced's Better Than Sex.

 My favorite so far is the Better Than Sex Mascara. I honestly like them all except the Blinc one. 
Tarte's Lights Camera Lashes has a nice plastic wand that really amps up length and adds good volume. I really like this one!
Josie Maran's Argan Black Oil Mascara gave a less dramatic volume which was just perfect for daily wear. I really enjoyed this one as well. 
I already know I love Lancome's Hypnose Drama and all of the volume it gives me.
Blinc's waterproof mascara didn't do much for me. It barely coats my lashes and doesn't give me the volume I crave. It would be good for a pool day though!
Lastly, Tarte's Better Than Sex mascara was my favorite! It gave a very sultry volume. it was slightly clumpy but I found I was able to work with it quite well. I can definitely see myself choosing to redeem this one!

That's all! Sorry that I don't have photos of the mascara on my eyes.

I just wanted to mention that I won't be posting quite as often this month. I have been really busy lately and I feel like I need to take a little break. Hopefully in the Fall I can sort myself out and bring lots more high quality posts! But for now I'll be posting about every 2-3 days. I really didn't want to quit my blog all together so I'm hoping this is a good compromise!

Friday, July 31, 2015

July Empties/Favorites

So this month I was kind of running out of days so I decided to lump my empties and favorites together for July! I don't really have any beauty favorites. I've got lots to share today so lets hope right on in.


A lot of these products were old products that were old and I decided to just toss. Also, lots of these are repeats that I often finish during the month.


Favorite songs:
I was really into Elvis towards the end of the month. kind of corresponding with my Vegas trip.
Be Together - Major Lazor, Wild Belle
Roses - The Chainsmokers
Don't Wait Up -Robert DeLong
Paralyzed - Klyne
Whole Wide World - Bahamas
 Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog Elvis - Presley
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Really most of his 50's songs!

Favorite event:
Las Vegas!
Color Me Rad Run

Favorite food(s):
Aria Buffet
Whole Foods Butter Toffee Nuggets

Favorite movie/TV show:
Blue Hawaii
Camp Takota 

That's all for my favorites/empties of the month!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Las Vegas Food Diary!

As you can probably tell (It's hard to hide) I am borderline obsessed with food. You might have been wondering why there was no food in yesterdays post. That's because I have a devoted this entire post to the food of Las Vegas. I'm not going to lie, the food was what I was most excited for. Boy was I not disappointed. I apologize if some photo quality isn't 100%, I had to take some on my phone. The food in Vegas is unbelievable. See for yourself and try not to drool!

 I had slightly heard about Shake Shack so we decided to try it out. It was so amazing, probably one of the best burgers I've ever had (as good or better than Hodad's in San Diego).

 I opted for the Shack Burger with crinkle cut fries and a black and white shake!

 Everyone was telling me go to Serendipity 3 so I tried it out! Everything was huge!

 We ordered the frozen hot chocolate and the Forbidden Broadway Sundae. They were both amazing! We nearly finished the frozen hot chocolate but the 3 of us couldn't even get through half of the sundae!

 The sundae had a whole piece of cake in it!

 Of course we had to hit up In-n-out which was the busiest I've ever seen it.

 Cheeseburger, fries, and strawberry shake for me!

 The Aria Buffet was definitely up there in the best food of the trip. I got quite an assortment and I'm not ashamed to say this is not all of the food I ending up trying. My favorites were the fried rice, provolone sticks, cheesecake and pot roast!

 One day we tried The Roasted Bean @ the Aria for breakfast. I got a caramel blending coffee with a cheese danish. The small blended coffee was huge and I couldn't quite finish but the danish was amazing!

 Here's a few more miscellaneous things. Panera Bread, Banana Foster crepe from Jean Phillipe, desserts from the Mirage Buffet (not as good as Aria), Rita's italian ice, and a Deluxe Grilled Cheese fro Zoozacrackers Deli at the Wynn .

 Mini chocolate cheesecake from Jean Phillipe, A chicken sandwich I had at the airport, some frozen drink by the pool, more desserts from Jean Phillipe, and the World's largest chocolate fountain at Bellagio I believe.

 Amazing nachos from Yard House, The Batista's menu (too dark for other photos) I had chicken parm and it was amazing! Caribbean Passion Jamba Juice, Sprinkles cupcakes (never went) and a McDonald's happy meal (I was desperate).

I also picked up some food for the hotel room! That mint limeade from Whole foods was so delicious!

Here's a list of all the places we ate at:

Aria Cafe
Yard House
Serendipity 3
The Buffet @ Aria
The Roasted Bean
Jamba Juice
Shake Shack
Panera Bread
Cravings (Mirage Buffet)
Javier's (Aria)
Jean Phillipe

As you can probably tell, I definitely ditched my diet for the trip. I have no regrets, you really need to treat yourself! Well that was an experience! What looked the best to you?