Thursday, June 07, 2012

June Julep Box

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This month's box was full of surprises. I stuck with Classic with a Twist this month and it did not disappoint.

On top of two beautiful nail polishes, I received a tube of sunscreen, a lip balm, extra brushes (for the messed up brushes in last month's box), and two pixy stixs! Do you remember Pixy Stixs? Basically sugar flavoured sugar, i.e., delicious :).

A bright pink, almost neon. Two coats for a beautiful opaque color. It has a shiny, creme finish.

A bright sky blue. Again, great application. Two coats and it's opaque. Beautiful creme finish. Both of these colours look amazing together!

Julep Daylight Defense Sunscreen
An SPF30 sunscreen for the hands and face. I always put sunscreen on my hands, but some people forget. Often your hands are the first tells as to your age, so it's important to keep them protected. It applies great and it has a (very) faint citrus scent.

Julep Daylight Defense Lip Balm
A vanilla mint lip balm with SPF15. It feels great on the lips. Applies smoothly and smells great. WHen you apply it, you will notice a slight tingling on your lips from the hint of mint.

Did you receive a Julep box this month?

Ps, what do you think of these pictures? My DSLR is out to lunch this week and next week, so I'm using my digital camera. It's been so long since I've used it, it's taking some getting used to.. 


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Bag Lust

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Picture from Pinterest via BagSnob

I told myself that I did not need this bag. Repeatedly. Yet here I am, blogging my endearment. I'm officially adding this to my birthday wishlist.

I saw this bag a couple years ago and instantly fell in love. It's surprising that I've been able to stay away for this long. The main reason is because I was waiting for a specific size to become available. The fabled Celine Micro Luggage Tote. There's the Mini and the Nano, but I had my eyes set on something in the middle.

I tried the Mini but it was too large for my liking. The Micro is the perfect size at 10″H x 10″W x 6″D.

Celine comes out with beautiful colours, patterns, and textures but I'm just looking for something boring, yet classic. Sand beige (Dune) or Black is more my speed. It's a bag that I know I will use for a long time.

They're a little difficult to find here, though. If you're in Canada, you can find them at Holt Renfrew (although, there's a long waitlist). Also, if you're in the GTA, you can find Celine at 119 Corbo in Yorkville.

Are you lusting over any bags recently? High-end or low-end? x

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

What's in my Makeup Bag?

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Here's a look at what is inside my makeup bag. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I spent the weekend at Niagara-on-the-lake. This is all the makeup I brought with me. Basically the face I've been wearing lately. Same old, really.

Chantecaille Just Skin (in Wheat) has been my tinted moisturizer of choice. I purchased it a few days ago and I've been really enjoying it. I will post something more substantial soon. My new holy grail concealer, Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller, was in tow.

I always find myself bringing my NARS blush palette, but I'm never just happy with that, so I took my Bare Escentuals blush in Rose Radiance. I cannot forget my Chanel Bronze Universal. I also brought Benefit Hoola for good measure but didn't end up using it.

I only brought a couple lip products with me. Surprise, surprise. Dior Addict Extreme in Lucky, Smashbox O-Gloss, and Maybelline Baby Lips. Something for any lip mood.

What's your favourite product in your makeup bag right now?

NARS Danmari palette, Chanel blush brush, Chanel eyelash curler, PUR Minerals 4-in-1 pressed powder, Bare Escentuals in Rose Radiance, Maybelline babylips, Benefit Hoola, Dior Addict Extreme in Lucky, Quo blotting paper, Garnier Anti-Dark Circle roller, Benefit They're Real, Expressions Bronzing brush, MAC 109, Chantecaille Just Skin, Smashbox O-Gloss, Chanel Bronzer Universal.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Weekend in Photos

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Hello lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Here are a few random pictures from mine. The boyfriend and I went on a little weekend getaway to Niagara-on-the-lake. It was so much fun and the weather was beautiful (for the most part... luckily the rain held off until the afternoon we were heading home).

The weekend started Friday night with sushi and then we caught a show at Second City (which was hilarious). Saturday morning we explored my favourite past time: shopping. More specifically shopping for makeup.

We headed down to Niagara-on-the-lake in the afternoon, dropped our stuff off at the B&B we were staying at (it was called Country Charm, lovely room and the breakfast was so yummy). We spent the afternoon walking around downtown and enjoying the small town charm. The next day, we went wine tasting at Peller Estates, took a scenic drive to Niagara Falls, and caught a showing of Ragtime the Musical (which was incredible -- the cast was amazing) before heading back to the city.

All and all, it was a fun and relaxing weekend. Great start to June!


Any guesses as to what's in the bag? ;)

He was kind enough to hold my purse while I snapped some shots.

Ice Cream from Cow's (no really, that's what the parlor is called)

Dinner at Grill on King

Monkeying around


Some (poorly taken) photos of Ragtime
No photography was allowed but I snuck a couple with my phone.

* This post was sponsored by the boyfriend. He planned the entire thing.

Friday, June 01, 2012

May 2012 Glossybox

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This month's Glossybox was heavy! It arrived in my mailbox today and I wasn't expecting it because I didn't received tracking information. I kind of liked the element of surprise. There were a lot of goodies in this box, take a peek for yourself...

1. Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo

One of the culprits as to why the box was so heavy: a full-sized bottle of shampoo! This shampoo is supposed to amp up the volume in your hair. On the bottle it even says that it "contains cushioning-particles to provide a volume boost and soft touch." Now, I don't know anything about that since I haven't tried it yet, but it does smell great! Very shampoo-y.

2. Curel Foot Cream

I like Curel products, they feel great on the skin and they're moisturizing. This foot therapy is coming at just the right time. With sandal season upon us, it's important to keep our pedis looking great!

3. Simple Eye Makeup Remover + Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

I am falling in love with this brand. I've already tried both of these products and I really enjoyed them. They both feel great on the skin. My skin felt cleansed and fresh. No left over residue. No strong (if any) fragrance. These products really are simple and kind to the skin.

They're the perfect travel sizes. I plan on bringing them with me this weekend on a little getaway.

5. boxx Cosmetics Cream Corrector in Orel

I have never tried boxx products before but this looks promising. The packaging is simple. They're made to go straight into a palette. I love/hate this idea. I love that there's no bulky extras but what about those who don't have palettes to dispense this into?

So this is an oil-free corrector that can be used as a primer, concealer, foundation, or brightener. I colour I received is in Orel. This colour works great for my skin right now, though it probably won't match once Winter strolls along. The shade is not as dark as the pictures portray, but close to it.

This box was great! Blew me away again, Glossybox. You make the wait worth it. x