Birchbox Say Yes June 2015

Birchbox June 2015 Say Yes Unboxing

I know it is July!  My ipsy subscription just arrived for this month which reminded me that I have not shared my June Birchbox unboxing yet. Starting with the box itself.  June was Say Yes (to Adventure) inspired by Meghan Markle with her Tig Picks.  I love Suits so I was excited for this Birchbox, but honestly I am not amazed by any of the products  (I still have two to try). Cynthia Rowley Glow Getter Highlighter You just can’t[Read more]

Zoya Mystery Mini Swatches: Violet, Temperance & Marion

Zoya Mystery Mini Set Violet Marion Temperance Swatches

Every so often, Zoya releases special sets for a limited time.  Usually, these offers have only been open to US residents, but they recently started shipping to Canada too.  While you still get free shipping with some of these special offers, you do have to pay an international surcharge, so not quite as cheap but still some amazing deals.  So when they mentioned the newest Zoya Mystery Mini set, I just had to have it.  It includes three never seen[Read more]

How Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Ruined My No Buy July

Drug Store Beauty Haul Using Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Bonus Points

On June 25th I decided to join the No Buy July challenge and started right then.  With No Buy July, you still buy groceries etc.  Although, it is a great time to use up all the stuff in your cupboards too, lots of new foods come out in July.  You just don’t buy all the extra stuff we spend on.  Take inventory of what you have and what you need and get your spending priorities in order. I was doing[Read more]

Shark Week Nailart #NOTD

shark week nailart - tea & nail polish #NOTD

I was painting my nails with Hard Candy Sky when one of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers mentioned that it was Shark Week and we would have a linky for our shark week themed makeup and nailart looks. While almost everyone has heard of Shark Week, if you are not familiar with what it actually is, Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block on the Discovery Channel which features shark-based programming, real and fictional.  Shark Week has been around since 1988[Read more]

Ipsy Swatches: Formula X Nail Polish, Tre’StiQue & OFRA Eyeliners

I figured it was about time that I share the swatches of the items in my June 2015 Ipsy bag.  You can see the products here for more details. Starting with  Formula X nail colour in Power Source.  As I mentioned in the unboxing, I was surprised this was chosen for me as I have all of my options set for pale skin and Power Source is the feature colour in the Formula X set for medium-deep skintones.  That being[Read more]