Thursday, January 30, 2014

CANCELLED- BLOGGERS ADVICE SERIES?

Have you ever been sitting down doing nothing and think up an idea that you think is just fabulous? I just got this wonderful idea that may be worth giving a try. I am interested to know your girls thoughts on this new series idea.


Every week, 2 weeks, month... I haven't figured this out yet but anyway. I would tweet or put up a blog post asking for bloggers to volunteer for a chance to give advice to fellow bloggers or just readers. There will be a set topic every post. The topic can be beauty, fashion, lifestyle related. From photography, to tips and tricks to personal advice. I will ask for bloggers that specialize in that weeks topic to volunteer, but anyone is more than welcome to email me about wanting to take part in that topic.

To sign up for that weeks topic you can tweet me your email, post your email on the blog posts comment or if you're not comfortable in releasing your email you can email me personally. I will email all participants the topic. The blog post and tweet will go out the week before. For example/ if the advice post goes up on Feb. 21 then I will ask for bloggers on the 14th and so on, you will have plently of time to get your advice together.

As this is the very first post in the series, I am asking for volunteers now up until the 18th of febuary. The post will go up on the 21st. The topic is a basic one that is open to anyone, Staying true to yourself throughout your life and/or blogging journey! 

Please join! There is no set limit to how many bloggers can take part. Depends on the turn out of the project and the length of the advice. Maybe 5-10?

Thanks so much loves!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Blogger Made Me Buy It Tag + Life Update!

Long time no talk my loves. You probably think I fell off the face of the earth but guess what? I didn't! I'll get more into where I've been at the end of the post because not everyone cares about my life. I decided to start my posting off with a tag that I've seen floating around the interweb. This tag has been popping up left and right in my blog feed so I thought I would hop on the bandwagon and do it as well.

1. Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
I definitely love Drugstore Dreamer here on blogger. She has tons of reviews up and all drugstore. Southern Charmed (formerly know as Little Miss Average) has great honest reviews up on her channel as well. But I haven't found the one blogger I always go to, I kind of just search Google. Looking for the one though, so if you post loads of reviews and swatches leave your link below!

2. Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favorite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?
I almost always look for more reviews via other bloggers or the good ol' Google. The only time I don't is if I completely trust a blogger and tend to like everything they like. For high-end products its a must though!

3. What is your most favorite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
It would either have to be my Naked Basics Palette or the Benefit They're Real Mascara. Both of them are absolutely amazing and would recommend them to anyone! Use them everyday!

4. What is your least favorite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
Either the Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara or the Maybelline BB Cream. Both are not nearly as amazing as they were hyped to be. Big let down by those two products. I have more but I don't feel like listing them all. Let me know if you want a post on products not worth the hype!

5. Name 5 products that you have bought recently as a result of blogs.
Haven't bought much makeup lately. BH Cosmetics 88 Color Palettes. MUA Makeup. Rimmel Apocalips. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. Urban Decay DeSlick Setting Spray. These aren't that recent but shh..

6. Have you ever given into blogger hype? If so, which hype?
Oh yes! All the time! I feel like I just answered the products in questions number 3, 4 and 5 so I don't want to be repetitive. But one major one is the Beauty Blender. It was talked about so so so much on youtube, blogs, online, in real life. I totally gave in!

7. Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which hype?
It's not that I've avoided them I just haven't gotten my hands on them. That is the Naked Palettes. Also the Nars Orgasm Blush. I can't justify spending like 20- 30 dollars on a blush!

8. Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
80% of the things I buy are out of blog/youtube reviews. Sometimes I'm just walking down the aisle an I see something that catches my eye and into my basket it goes. I fall into the marketing traps/ schemes of brands. They suck me into the black hole and there is no way of escaping. 

If you were here for the beauty stuff them bye bye for now! See you in my next post! But if you want to know my life then keep on reading for more fun and excitement!

Right now my life has been a jumble of school, stress, social life and yes.. Netflix! Lame excuses I know but it's true! Lately I've just been dumped with loads of school work. I'm not the most stay focused type of person so it took me a lot longer. I've mean't to post so many times but one, I've had writers block since January 1st and two, I got busy. I thought I'd do better without a schedule but I guess not :/ I'm officially going back to my Tuesday, Friday, sometimes Sunday posting schedule with the hopes of staying on track. Be aware though, come mid-June I will be neck deep in exams and school so it may drop off a little bit. Well I think I've ramble on for too long and I've had the break I needed so I'm just gonna go and enjoy my life! Until Sunday my loves, Stay fabulous!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 BLOGGER CHALLENGE- FRUITS FOR SKIN


          Welcome to the second installment of the 2014 Blogger Challenge. This weeks topic is skincare, anything about skincare! For my skincare video I decided to share with you some fruits for the skin. I am going to cover all skin issues like dry, oily, sensitive, combo, acne, scarring and hyper pigmentation. Natures candy is the key to beautiful skin.

Tip: Don't only use the fruit on your skin but eat it too. Eating it has a ton of skin benefits as well.

Dry Skin
Bananas- are a super fruit with its moisture properties. It helps soothe and nourish dry skin while tightening.
Avocados- its high in Vit. A, E and D which helps nourish dry skin. Its mostly an amazing moisturizer!
Papayas- are highly moisturizing fruits. Mix with some face cream and it will almost instantly soothe dry skin.

Oily Skin
Apples- mixed with honey they are a great light moisturizer.
Strawberries- are full of antioxidants which help detoxify the skin. Use as scrub on skin and will help improve                      skin

Sensitive Skin
Apples- is a gentle astringent and has softening properties. It keeps your skin supple and hydrated.
All Fruits- since fruits are all natural and chemical-free, they should all be safe. Some may be harsher than                     others

Acne 
Papayas- helps cure blemishes on skin and even soothe stomach problems. Mash 4-5 cubes of it and rub on                 your skin daily and see your blemishes slowly clear.
Tomatoes- are full of vitamin A and C which help brighten skin and exfoliate. Tomatoes will reduce the size                    of breakouts

Scarring
Avocados- not only is it good for dry skins but the vitamin A and E are found to fade acne scars overtime. If                   you look vitamin A is found in most acne creams(named Retinol)

Dead Skin
Oranges- are amazing skin softeners. The vitamin C is used to brighten and exfoliate the skin. Grind dried                    peels and mix with milk and honey for a orange scrub
Pomegranates- are a winter fruit and are an amazing exfoliator. The juice helps keep skin soft and supple.

Those are all the fruits great for the skin! Incorporate these into any mask and see your skin shine! Until next time loves!

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 BEAUTY WISHLIST


Its only been 4 days and it feels like its been 10, I guess I do need to be on a schedule to get posts in every 2 days. I've just been in major writers block right now! With 2014 in full gear its time to start buying those new year products. I've compiled a list of ten products I want to see in my makeup collection by December 31. 

Ever since the Lorac Pro Palette same out I've been lusting after it, so has the whole beauty community. I just love the row of matte and row of shimmer. Another palette that I've wanting, that is quite new, is the Naked 3 Palette. It`s just so pretty and romantic perfect for a Valentines gift. Sadly I won`t have the money by February 14. Something else I'e been lusting after is some Sleek Blush Palettes. I have heard so much about them that I just can`t resist any longer. The Mrs.Bunny Sigma Brush Set is something I NEED! I really want to try out some sigma brushes and this set is just super cute. I am on the search for a perfect mattifying primer so I am hoping that I can the Korres Mattifying Primer out in 2014.

The Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara is something I've been wanting for who knows how long. I am hoping this is the year. I've heard so much about the Tarte 12hr Amazonian Clay Blushes so I'm really hoping to get my hands on one of these $31 blushes. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish seems so amazing and high quality. There's such pretty colors and are a major want. I had a sample of the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks and I fell in LOVE so I'm hoping to get a full size in any color available! The last but not least is the Beauty Blender Pro. It looks so chic and you won't be as disgusted by the stains because you can't see them!

That's my top ten lusts for 2014! What are yours, beauty and more?



Thursday, January 09, 2014

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS STYLE STEAL

Who else loves Pretty Little Liars? I do! and now that the second half of season 4 premiered on Tuesday I thought I'd do a little style steal of the outfits from the episode. I chose one for each of the girls that I liked the best. Some of these pieces are exacts and some are similar. I tried to find at least one exact item per outfit and I succeeded! I think each of the outfits I chose for the girls are an exact representation of their styles which is a bonus! Lets get into the outfits..



Spencers style is very preppy and "nerdy" I guess you could say. Its very put together and proper, she involves a lot of blazers, dresses, blouses, oxfords and structured things into her wardrobe. I saw this outfit from the episode which I think captures her fashion perfectly. The blazer is very structured and fitting and the dress is also very form fitting and has a classic shape to it. The dress is an exact piece from the show but the blazer is a similar item.




Aria always has very interesting, girly, well thought out outfits.I do admit that this isn't a very typical Aria outfit but I think it still captures an essence of her style with the girliness. The dress is absolutely adorable and has a pop of red/orange in it which gives off an Aria vibe. The jean jacket just adds that little extra something to the outfit so it's not completely boring. The dress is an exact match to the one in the show and the jean vest is a similar one as the exact match was sold out. The original is from Aeropostale though if anyone is interested



Hanna is the one to have the very chic, fashion forward, trendy outfits. Hanna stays very on trend unlike Spencer who wears things not necessarily trendy. Shes usually seen in little jackets that add a jazz to an outift, cute dresses, funky jeans/pants and high heels. This outfit captures this perfectly, its a very fashionable outfit and involves some trendy things right now like booties, leather and fashionable sweatpants. Sorry that everything is sold out but that just proves how trendy she is! Everything is an exact match to the items shes wearing which may explain the expensive blouse from Marc Jacobs. 

Pants | Shirt and Slightly Similar Option | Jacket-Not on Zara site(weird)


Finally we have Emily who is the more tomboy, sporty dresser. She is mostly seen in jeans, plain sneakers like converse or vans, a plain t-shirt with a jacket/sweater over top. She does wear dresses sometimes which explains my outfit choice. I couldn't find a whole outfit from the episode that I likes so I took 2 pieces from separate outfits to feature. The first is a dress which is a t-shirt style and gives off a sport jersey look. Perfect piece for Shay Mitchells character. This is an exact piece from show. I actually really love the dress. The last item is a black and white pleather jacket. The exact match is not sold anymore sadly so I found this somewhat similar jacket from express. Its just very casual.


That's the four outfits from the mid-season premiere episode. Sorry a lot of the things are sold out but I guess more people found out about where to buy the exacts and bought them out. I'm really annoying about the Zara jacket, I actually really like it. I was actually surprised about how long it took me to put this post together so I hope you liked it. Until next time my loves!

What else do you want to see on my blog?


Sunday, January 05, 2014

SHOP YOUR STASH- WET N WILD


Everyone has products deep in their collection that they totally forgot about. I know I do so I am starting a new series where I will feature one product that I decided to take out of my stash and use. I will then decided whether I want to keep it or not. This way I get rid of things I don't like while also finding new things I didn't know I loved. I encourage you all to do the same and Shop Your Stash! Todays choice is the Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection.







 The shadows are very buttery and creamy and easy to blend. The pigmentation of the shadows is slightly dodgy. It takes quite a few swipes to get it to an intense color payoff which is a huge bummer. Number 1 and 2 are absolutely ridiculous, I don't know how wet 'n' wild would even put them in the palette. They have little to no color payoff. They would be my most used eye shadow colors but sadly they are barely usable.

One big thing about these eye shadows that I really don't like is the fall out. These shadows have chunky glitter in them which seems to separate from the color when swatched or used. So your left with glitter all around your eyes and onto your cheek. tsk, tsk

I love how on the back of the palette they give you different combinations of colors that give you a different look. From natural to smokey. Its really handy for people that don't have a lot of creativity or makeup beginners. Its a very universal palette and can be used any time of day which makes it amazing. 

The best part though is that its only like $3-$5CAD. Thats crazy!

1- has very little pigmentation but its a shimmer white color
2- No color payoff at all! But its a matte mauve color
5- Good pigmentaion. A shimmery, frosty pink but shows up white/cream when used.
6- A burnt orange, red, purple color. It has decent payoff. Need to use a lot of swipes of color

3- Very good color payoff. Its a dark purple color with light shimmer
4- A slightly lighter color than 3 with more shimmer. Really good pigmentation
7- A black color with bronzy shimmer. Good color payoff. 
8- A black with sliver shimmer. Good pigmentation but shows up grayish.

My favorite colors from the palette are 5, 6 and 8.

Finally, I will be giving this away. I don't think the pigmentation is there and the fall out is too much for me. Yes some colors have good color pay-off but overall this palette is not up to par. Let me know what you think of this palette if you've tried it. 

Until next time loves! What have you shopped for in your stash lately?





Wednesday, January 01, 2014

2014 BLOGGER CHALLENGE- NEW YEARS INSPIRATION

Well it's officially begun, the 2014 Blogger Challenge! I am super excited to embark on this journey for 2014 and hope you are looking forward to it as well. If you are also a fellow participant just leave your blog link or your first post link in the comments and I will be more than happy to check it out. The first topic of the year is your New Years Inspiration which I am excited about because I love quotes and inspiring things.


I found this quote on Sweet Dreams Blog and I instantly fell in love with it. This quote represents having a fresh new start at the beginning the year. You start with blank pages and throughout the year you fill them with mental pictures and words that represent your year. By doing what you love and want, you are slowly filling in the 365 pages of your year. Each year comes with a brand new book to fill with love, memories and happiness so make the most of the year so you have 365 things to write or show in your book.

You may even take this a step further by actually having a book of 365 pages to represent your 2014 year. Each day get a picture from the day, a saying you read, a little blurb of your day, whatever you want to remember of that day and put it on a single page with the date. On December 31, 2014 you can look back on your year and think and wonder.

This quote says something, it tells us to make memories and not just be in the world. Don't sit around day after day staring at your t.v screen or phone screen, get out and do things and make special moments with people. But don't just fill your book with physical things you did, fill it with mind thing. Show your mental growth through the year, if your resolution is to be more confident then show your improvement of that and make sure your book has the day you became confident in it.

Your brand new book is a collection of your year long memories and personal growth, it tracks your goals and progress. By the end of the year if you can say your book has 365 things that truly mean something, then you can say you succeeded even if you didn't make all your goals. I don't mean you have to have a physical copy of your book but on December 31 think back on your days and make sure you're proud of every single day.

Heres to a wonderful year ahead!


NEW BLOG DESIGN

Well Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you a year filled with happiness and health. As you probably know I created a new blog design for 2014. It's now live on my blog so be sure you check it out. The whole design was created my me, all me with tips from Life Set, Sail or Brittany.

I will be keeping this design for awhile, I may make a new one for 2015 but for now this is the design I'm sticking with. If you are wondering, every design aspect was made with PicMonkey if your interested in making your own design.

Thank you everyone for a great 2013 and here's to another amazing year! 2014 I'm ready for ya! A new post should be up later today.