Sunday, May 31, 2015

May favorites

 I didn't end up doping an empties post this month since I didn't have too many products to share. I figured I'd just do a larger one for June! I do however, have quite a few favorites to share for this month. After shopping and my birthday in April I had lots of new goodies to try out! Here are my faves of May!

 My new Tiffany&Co. ring was on my finger nearly everyday of the month! It's so simple and easy to wear with anything. These earrings my friend got me for my birthday are another great staple and they're so cute!

 These chocolates have been quite dangerous for me lately. I got a HUGE bag of them at Costco.

 This peach/apricot perfume I got at a hair show smells so good, I've worn it nearly everyday! This little angled brush from Forever 21 has been my brow savior of the month. And this lip liner (also from the hair show) has been my go to, slightly Kylie Jenner, lip option for the month.

Another piece from the hair show, this brow kit! It has the perfect shade for my brows.
This OPI polish in "This Silver's Mine!" was a little more than just a neutral shade. And this Tarte Lights Camera Flashes mascara gave me the perfect lash volume this month!

Two forgotten favorites were this body butter and these oracle cards. This Soap & Glory body butter smell divine and these cards are so interesting to look at daily.

Those are all of my monthly faves!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Top 3 airport essentials (other than the obvious)

This is going to be my last travel-themed post of the month! I figured I'd share my top 3 holy grail items I cannot travel without. These are other than obvious essentials like passport and what not! These items really help the plane ride go a lot more smoothly. 

1st: Gum! Gum helps relieve ear pressure a little bit but it also just gives me something to do without really doing anything.

I can't leave without my lotion! My hands get so dry on the plane and just in general and it is the most uncomfortable feeling to me.

Headphones are my third and final must. If I could only do one thing on the plane, it would be listen to music! It really helps pass the time and relax me.

Those are my top 3 airport essentials!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Aid Beauty Ultra Lip Therapy

 Hello! I decided to review another product from my First Aid Beauty set. This time I'm reviewing the Ultra Repair Lip Therapy! I love the packaging on this how it is a squeeze tube, it sets it apart from other lip balms. 
At first, it was super creamy and moisturizing and had a really nice super slightly minty scent. After a few months it separated and it quite liquid-y. I found that happened with another squeeze tube lip balm I had. Other than that I really enjoyed it
It was quit moisturizing and lasted a fair amount of time. I enjoy the scent because it isn't too minty but it is the perfect amount.
I don't have too much else to say since it is only a lip balm so that is about it!
Have a good day/night!

Monday, May 25, 2015

ootd ~ sunny

I got this new top from Boathouse in Niagara Falls and I really love it! It is so bright and summer-y. I got it in a size to large so I'm hoping it will shrink in the wash. I wanted to play around with styling it a bit so I decided to share and OOTD!

 The top is, as I said, from Boathouse, quit possibly my new favorite store.
Pants: Aeropostale
Boots: Forever 21

That's really about it! Happy Monday! (if there is such thing)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What's in my carry-on

 So as I said, I recently traveled (which I love) and I wanted to share what I brought in my carry-on bag. I didn't get a picture of the actual bag so here is link to the same bag in a different color.

 First I need my iPad. I had a lot of fun taking time lapses of the take-off and landings! Along with that I brought my charger and my headphones. All of my music was on my phone which I brought as well!

 Of course I had to bring snacks. I had lots more but I ate a lot of it already. Gum is a must and cough drops too since I was sick on my trip, sadly.

 I always like bringing a journal to document my trip. I need my wallet of course. A pen for my journal, some sunnies and lip balm too (super essential)!

 I really needed tissues (since I was sick). Lotion is a must for the dry plane atmosphere. Hand sanitizer too since planes can be full of germs. I brought blotting papers but never ended up using them. I did use my scrunchie and mini hair brush however!

Lastly, I brought a light hoodie which was great since the plane was FREEZING!

That's all that's in my carry-on, what's in yours!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

I usually really like Maybelline mascaras, and I had heard positive thing about this one in the past so I thought I'd give it a go while searching for a new mascara. It was fairly popular a year or two ago but I haven't heard much about it recently. It claims to give good volume which gave me even more reason to try it out!

Of course, I had to choose the darkest shade!

The brush is quite large and bulky. After the first coat, I noticed my lashes looked very natural and had little volume. This takes quite a few coats to build up volume and even after that, it isn't super dramatic. it gives a nice look to your lashes, but I wouldn't say it a adds a ton of volume.
This just didn't give me the look I desired for my lashes. It wasn't a bad mascara, just not for me!


Volume: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Length: 8/10
Lasting power: 8/10
Removal: 8/10
Would I repurchase?: No
Would I recommend?: If it seems like your type of mascara
Overall: 8/10

In the end, this wasn't a favorite of mine and I wouldn't go back to it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Travel with me: Niagara Falls

So for the past 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) I was in Niagara Falls, ON! I have some family there so I went over for a little trip! I am absolutely in love with the city and I am always happy to go back. Everything about the place makes me happy. I thought I'd document this trip since I probably won't be back for a while. I've been there numerous times and each time I am just as stunned! Enjoy these photos!

Breakfast on the plane! It was surprisingly very good!

I always come prepared with snacks and I love doing my makeup on the plane ride there.

 aero car


 All of the nature was absolutely beautiful. Flowers were in bloom and everything was so green!

 The entire park by the falls is gorgeous. It is such a nice place to walk around.

 The falls never cease to amaze me.

 Niagara Falls always has the best bakeries and pastries!

 coming home

That's pretty much my trip. I'm really going to miss the place but I'm glad I got the opportunity to return!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mani Monday: OPI Mod About You

It's been a minute since my last Mani Monday! I wanted to bring it back with OPI's Mod About You! I had seen it all over Pinterest, and I was super excited to finally try it for myself.

For an OPI polish, I was a bit disappointed. It didn't apply very nicely. It was kind of splotchy and on the edge of goopey. On the second coat, I needed to get a lot on the brush in order for it not to drag across the polish and mess it all up. I feel like it's probably because of the shade since it's such an opaque creamy shade. The color however is gorgeous! It's a pale pink but it appears quite bright at the same time. It's such a clean and smooth shade and perfect for the Spring/Summer time!

I think this shade would complement a tan perfectly! I have a bit of trouble applying it but I had success cleaning it up afterwards. I chose this polish for my traveling bit last week! it's just such a bright, mood-boosting color!
I tried to get some photos in different lights since it looks different in all types of lighting!

I hope you enjoyed, Happy Monday (is that an oxy moron?)!