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I'm loving the "May Flowers" idea and I decided to try something new and went with this flower eyeliner makeup look! I used white, light purple, and dark purple eyeliners to create this fun eye look - I love how it turned out!
I paired the purple eye look with a purple highlighter and matched it with some pretty pink cheeks and lips! This would be so perfect for a Spring market, festival, or other fun event that you can go with a little crazier and fun floral look!
I love how these flowers turned out as a liner! I went with a really basic purple eyeshadow look so the eyeliner had something to go with; but, I always wanted it to pop and stand out!
For this eye look, I used the Makeup Revolution The Emily Edits palette shadow - The Cream, Family, Belle Violet and Eve Rose for the eye shadow look.
Then, I started with the white eye liner and created some flowers with the eyeliner. I created some full flowers and half flowers along the lash line. Then, I took the dark purple liner and repeated the same step. Again, I followed the same steps with the light purple eyeliner. I added flower centres with the gold eyeliner. Then I added the light purple liner to my waterline and finished the look with mascara and brows!
I really love how the flowers turned out; but, in all honesty, it would have been way easier if I had more choices in liquid eyeshadows! The pencil liners looked good, but, they were a little hard to use as I had to constantly sharpen the pencils!
To finish the look, I used the Morphe blush and Milk Makeup highlighter that I'm using from my Monthly Makeup basket!
I had so much creating this makeup look! This Shop My Stash post is all about digging in to my collection and really enjoying the products that I have and have fun with my makeup! I never try different makeup looks, so this was out of my comfort zone and I love how it turned out!
Do you guys shop your stash to make sure you're enjoying your collection? It's been such a good thing for me this year!
Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the long weekend - I know I'm loving having today off as well! I needed an extra day off!
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I love this base polish so much - I never reach for these kind of multichrome shifty polishes; but, this one looks amazing! I actually don't have many of these in my polish collection at all and now I want more!
The polish is Hermione (which the Harry Potter geek in me looooves" by Wikkid polish and it's described as 'Hermione' is an elegant multichrome nail polish that shifts through gold, copper, and green. So it's a magnetic polish that can be used as is - I didn't use with a magnet; but, would love to get a magnet and actually try it out like that (I've never used a magnetic polish before!)
And, to keep in line with our #CBBxManiMonday theme of florals, I used a new stamping plate and just a plain white stamping polish so I didn't distract from the beauty that is the base polish!
Maniology M034 plate - made exclusively for a ManixMe box
I kept things really simple for this week's Mani - I started with a nail cleanser and base coat, 2 coats of the base polish and then I stamped the same floral pattern with white polish on each nail and finished with a nail art top coat!
I'm not the best stamper right now; but, I love doing it because I love the look of the stamping - the white looks really nice on top of the green coppery shifting polish!
Okay, if you thought I was getting crazy last week on last week's Skincare Sunday with a butt mask, I'm getting even crazier this week with a breast mask (don't worry I'm keeping it totally G rated here like the butt mask!)
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I've heard of When masks before (I think they used to be at Sephora); but, I hadn't actually tried any products from them before - so what better way to dive in to a brand than to dive in to a crazy body mask?!
When Beauty and the Breast Bio-Cellulose Body Sheet Mask ~ $11.04 CAN on Lucky Vitamin or $12.00 US). When Beauty and the Breast Bio-Cellulose Sheet Mask are the Best thing on the market to keep your skin looking young. Their industry best technology contains patented ingredient volufiline from Sederma, France, for skin plumping and volumizing for beautiful feminine silhouette. It also contains niacin amide and adenosine proven effective ingredients for skin brightening. I love that this breast is a biocellulose formula - it's my favorite material for a face mask, so why wouldn't I love using it on the girls too?! But, it's also a very adherent formula so it actually works really well for extra curvy places (as I was wearing this mask, I was thinking that the butt mask I tried would have been 10x better if it were a bio-cellulose too!)
I love the idea of a breast mask, because if I'm being honest I will apply lotion to my boobs; but, my skincare doesn't really go beyond that! Does anyone regularly do anything else for a breast skincare routine? I'd be curious to hear if you add anymore steps!
The package comes with 2 individually wrapped masks - one for each!
This is basically like using a face sheet mask; but, you just apply one each at a time to your breasts! To apply, remove mask from the package, remove protective films, apply mask to clean and dry skin, and align the inner opening of the mask around your nipple, wear for 30 minutes, then remove and massage in remaining serum.
I actually think that it's easier to apply if you only remove 1 outside layer, then apply the mask, and remove the 2 layer - only because bio-cellulose is such a sticky formula and the mask can tend to fold in on itself and it's a pain to unfold if it's stuck together!
Here is how the mask looks with both protective layers still intact - bio-cellulose masks are super thin and adhere like a glove to anywhere (I've tried a ton of face masks in this formula and you can search that if you want to see what the material would look like!)
So, the formula is excellent and they adhered and wore really well - they lasted for about 45 minutes. This was best to use right after a night shower because I could apply them and still move around and get ready for bed while wearing these! My only thought was I could have used a little more mask to fully cover my girls (is it T.M.I. to say that I'm a D for comparison if this would fully cover on you?!), but it did cover fairly well overall.
The mask was cooling and refreshing after. The essence was a little tacky after I removed this for probably about 30 minutes, so I wouldn't rush in to a slinky shirt immediately after removing these! I definitely thought this was hydrating and smoothing - I think it would have to be something you regularly use to really see overall anti-aging and plumping benefits! I actually enjoyed really focusing on the breasts with a mask, because I really don't do much in terms of skincare for them! Like the butt mask, I think I should pick up more and keep up body masking on a more regular basis!
Would you try a breast mask?! And, if you think I've been pushing boundaries with butt and breast masks, just wait until next week! And, for the whole month of May, Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and Chantal from Chantal's Corner and I are teaming up to feature masks for #AnywhereButTheFace - make sure to check out their masks too!
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - again, mine has been super crazy as usual! We finally have a "quiet weekend" ahead, meaning that we don't have any more basketball tournaments or baby birthday parties and we need that!
Just a reminder that I have my Blogiversary giveaway going on for this Urban Decay Game of Thrones - the giveaway is on until tomorrow night (Sunday night at 11:59 pm) right after the Game of Thrones season finale!
Make sure you head to the original post here - it's really easy to enter (comment, etc.), nothing crazy! And, while we are on the Game of Thrones topic, are you guys watching the series finale tomorrow night?
I saw these amazing Game of Thrones Oreos and of course I went to Amazon.ca and ordered them so I could bring them to a finale party we are going to!
I recently put in an order from House of Margot for a mask and I ended up picking up this little adorable cat familiar or figurine. It's just a little spirit animal that you can look to when you need some cat spirit for intuition. It is described as "The cat spirit brings intuition, autonomy, and gives access to the supernatural. Cats can see in the dark and are very magnetic and sensual. Your cat talisman can help you remain confident in moments of darkness and overcome challenges with agility." My patronus is a Manx Cat and I love cats, so this seemed perfect!
This past weekend we spent in Kelowna for my older son Damian's basketball tournament. We had such a great weekend - lots of great ball and fun times with the team, plus I got lots of extra family time and a dinner with a good friend in B.C. We also spent Mother's Day wine touring!
And, after all that touring, here is the haul of wine, cider and beer that I brought home with me! We only went to 3 places - The View, Spearhead and Meadow Vista!
Also, while I was in Kelowna I did a little bit of Spring and Summer shopping!
Old Navy had a 50% off sale of all their dresses, so I got all 4 of these dresses for under $80! They all look really nice too and I can't wait to wear them!
And, I picked up a couple really comfortable dresses from Joe Fresh at Superstore as well! I'm such a sucker for dresses - that's all I will wear all Summer!
And, here is a look at the last 4 Palettes of the week that I've been using - ColourPop You Had Me At Hello, Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly, Urban Decay Game of Thrones, and Lorac Mega Pro 1 palette. I really liked them all and my week's with them were really good!
I hope you all have a great weekend - if you have a long weekend like me, enjoy the extra day off and hope you like the Season Finale of Game of Thrones!
It's Springtime and it's finally starting to feel like Spring in Calgary - we are getting some rain and are seeing signs of our first blooms!
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I love Spring - it's one of my favourite seasons! I love seeing the flowers and the weather warming up! And, it always means there are some fun, bright, fresh products for the season!
Farley Co. always comes up with a good collection of products from brands that are affordable and easy to find at most Canadian drug stores.
So... Summer Escapes Maui Waves Body Mist ~ $8.99 CAN. Glistening waves, oceanic blue and summer sunshine - each spritz of So…? Maui Waves Body Mist transports your thoughts warmer temperatures and fun filled days on the beach. Its tropical fruity notes of lemon, progressing into effortless notes of jasmine and amber, perfectly complement your surfer chic look. I'm a body spray fan, especially in the Summertime! They are just nice and light to wear in warm weather. This one is a bright and fresh scent that is reminiscent of warm Summer nights, that is floral and a little tropical!
Colab Paradise Invisible Dry Shampoo ~ $9.99 CAN. COLAB's Paradise fragrance Dry Shampoo gives hair an instant wow-factor with feel-good flamingo vibes and a totally tropical, coconut scent. Transport yourself to faraway shores whatever the weather! I've reviewed this dry shampoo before and I love it! It's a really, light, refreshing tropical scent and it smells really nice. It also is actually an invisible formula (which is so rare in a dry shampoo) and it is such a good formula! This scent is so fun for Spring and Summer!
Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm ~ $8.99 CAN. Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm is a richly formulated, nourishing blend deeply penetrates to provide effective, long-lasting moisturisation and rapid relief for very dry hands. I've tried a few Flexitol products and I like them because they are really focused on deep repairing and deeply hydrating products! Who doesn't need a good hand cream during this season change?! And, Calgary is super dry, so this repairing hand cream is always welcome!
7th Heaven Charcoal Tonic Masque ~ $4.99 CAN. Get a seriously deep clean with our 2nd skin natural Sheet Mask. In just 5-10 minutes our blend of Activated Charcoal and purifying Green Tea draws out dirt and grime whilst absorbing excess oil and minimising pores. It’s the perfect solution for a quick boost! Use weekly to revive, freshen and clear skin.
7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Masque ~ $4.99 CAN. Bubble, bubble dirt is in trouble with our deep cleansing blend of Star Anise and purifying Oxygen specially formulated into our Charcoal infused sheet mask. When exposed to the air, it begins to bubble and foam, digging deep into pores removing dirt and excess oil leaving skin feeling clearer and looking fresh. My skin always freaks out during season changes and our shift to Spring happens late in Calgary, so as my skin gets oilier in the warmer months, I always need some good deep cleansing masks! I will be reviewing these soon!
What products do you reach for with the season changing?! Do you have a go-to Spring product?
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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil ~ sample size shown (full size is $50.00 CAN). An ultra-light, fast-absorbing face oil that doubles as a face primer—imparting a glowing, radiant look with a dewy finish.
I never thought with combo skin and an oily t-zone that I would have really loved an oil primer; but, this works amazing for my skin in Fall, Winter and early Spring. It gives me a nice glow and really helped my foundation apply smoother! This made my Feb Favourites last year! I can't wear this in the Summer or when it's really warm; but, it looks good any other time! Repurchase: Yes!
Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara ~ $24.00 US. Define lashes one by one, adding extreme volume and thickness. Instantly create dramatically full and seductive lashes for an audacious false-look effect. I thought this was a pretty decent mascara actually - it was volumizing and non-clumpy. You can see it in action in a makeup look here! It wasn't flaky and looked really nice; but, this mascara seems harder to find and that's always not easy to find! Repurchase: If I saw it at a store near me!
BeautyBlender - The Original BeautyBlender ~ $26.00 CAN. An edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. I'm a pretty big BeautyBlender fan - of all the sponges that I've tried, I just prefer it! But, I tend to use them for too long and is the case with this one, it started to collect a bunch of product at the top and it was time to go! Repurchase: Yes
Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara ~ $13.99 CAN. With Covergirl's Exhibitionist volumizing mascara, lashes are full and defined after only one coat. This is a volumizing formula that is not supposed to flake or smudge - you can see it in action on me here. I really did like this formula and thought it was very volumizing; but, the longer that I used it, the more it flaked and clumped on me as it dried out which was a bummer. I think it was comparable to the Lash Paradise formula; but, I would pick Lash Paradise as it didn't clump on me over time. Repurchase: It's a possibility
Glamour Dolls Essential Mascara ~ $4.99 US. This Mascara is perfect for everyday use and features an easy-to-use wand to apply our new formulation for a natural look.
This formula didn't quite do it for me - it was lengthening which was good; but, it's not a concern for me. I have long, curled lashes but need volume and this did not do that for me. So, it's not bad by any means - it didn't smudge or flake, it just wasn't very thickening. You can see it on me here. Repurchase: No
Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base ~ sample shown here (full size is $34.00 CAN). A lash-conditioning, mascara primer in the same great formula and new packaging that conditions and primes lashes to maximize results—creating even longer and more volumized lashes. This was okay, I'm not sure I really noticed a huge difference (sometimes it's hard to tell given which mascara you are using with it). Also, I didn't think this primer had a lot of product in the sample as I really only felt like I used it for a month before it was all done. But, I didn't notice any dramatic results with this. Repurchase: Not likely
Notoriously MorbidEverlasting Gobstopper ~ NM's first ever setting spray. Spritz on after applying your makeup for a stay all day, no melt away, look. This came in the one Vanishing Cabinet subscription that I've ever gotten and it was a trial product - it doesn't appear that they ever made it a permanent product. This little bottle wasn't a great bottle; the spritzer was a little difficult - it made it hard to spray and left big droplets on my face. I didn't really enjoy it. Repurchase: No
Flexitol Lip Balm ~ $5.49 CAN. Flexitol Lip Balm for severely dry, chapped lips helps to alleviate soreness and discomfort, and visibly softens and smooths lips quickly. This was a really good, thick lip balm - perfect to use in the Winter time. It was really long wearing and super soft. I could even use it as a nice night lip balm and really enjoyed it. Repurchase: Yes, I would consider it!
Mont Echo Seabuckthorn Lip Treatment ~ $?
This wasn't a great lip balm for me - it was too hard, didn't smooth over the lips well and collected a white cast around the inner lips too soon. I couldn't finish this. This also doesn't really look like it's available anywhere anymore and that's probably a good thing! Repurchase: No!
The Green Beaver Green Apple Lip Balm ~ $3.99 CAN.
This is a Canadian company that uses certified organic beeswax in their lip balms. This one was okay; but, still a little hard for my preference - I'm actually a little picky about my lip balm formulas. But, otherwise it smelled good and was hydrating Repurchase: Probably not
Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist ~ $38.00 CAN. Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist is formulated with three key ionic minerals (copper, silver and zinc) which get quickly taken into the subvascular layer of the skin for deep hydration. This was a nice mist - I enjoyed it and thought it added to my overall skin appearance. I've been loving Graydon products - they are natural, Canadian made and leaping bunny certified. Repurchase: Yes, I would try it again
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ~ deluxe size shown (full size is $47.00 CAN). A bestselling, do-it-all cleanser for all skin types that’s tough on makeup but gentle on skin. This is a nice, gentle face cleanser - it smells like cucumbers and is really easy on the skin! Love it for in the mornings for just a nice, gentle cleanser! Repurchase: Yes
I used to love this cream years ago when I had really dry skin - since it's been changing I haven't tried this again. It's still a really nice cream, but a little too heavy during the day for me. It did make a good night cream and was very hydrating and repairing on the skin!
This was a good booster - I thought it was hydrating and soothing on the skin. You can see my full thoughts on this here. The only thing is, using 2 pumps of this (as recommended) makes you go through this really fast! I only need 1 pump of my Vichy Mineral 89 booster, which i think works a little better on my combo skin. But, it was good on the skin I just have something very comparable that I prefer slightly.
Repurchase: I would certainly use it again
Neutrogena All-in-One Duo Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes ~ $20.99 CAN for a 2 pack of 25 wipes. NEUTROGENA® All-in-One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes are soft pre-moistened wipes that gently dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, and make-up to give you fresh, clean skin in one step. These wipes were fine - they did the trick and removed my makeup (I generally use more for swatches than makeup removal); but, these are on the expensive side for just being okay. Repurchase: Not likely
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution ~ $19.90 CAN for 500 ml (comes in smaller sizes as well and without a pump top). The cleansing and make-up removing water in Canada that respects the fragility of sensitive skin.
I've raved about this before - it is easily my holy grail makeup remover. It works so well and is gentle on the skin. This is my first time using a pump top and it was okay; I thought maybe I was using up the product faster than without but it could have been my cotton rounds as well.
The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream ~ $10.00 CAN for 30 ml. Perfect for on-the-go hydration, don't leave home without this handcream. Infused with the scent of fruity strawberry, the light, gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, helping to soften and protect the hands. I can't believe how long it's been since I've used a hand cream from The Body Shop! I love their formula and this strawberry one smells amazing! This was great! Repurchase: Yes! I need to!
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion ~ $15.00 CAN for full size (travel size shown here). Hydrate your skin, while detoxing body and soul, with the crisp and refreshing scent of lightweight Fuji Green Tea™ Body Lotion. This is good - the body shop has a nice body lotion formula. I got this one forever ago in an Advent Calendar. But, I totally prefer their body butters, so if I were to repurchase a lotion from them, it would be their body butter! Repurchase: Not likely
Degree Clinical Protection Sheer Powder ~ $7.67 CAN. It’s formulated to provide protection that’s long-lasting against sweat, and provides extra help against odour, to help keep you dry and confident. This is fine - I prefer the Mitchum clinical strength; but, I haven't spotted it in stores recently so it's probably being discontinued. But, this is a good alternative and worked well. Repurchase: Yes
Nivea Care Intensive Nourishing Cream x2 ~ $15.99 CAN for full size (sample size shown). Thanks to our new revolutionary hydrating complex, it melts into the skin leaving your skin well-hydrated and touchably soft. This lotion is pretty good - its got a bit of an odd smell; but, it absorbs quickly, works well and is very hydrating! Repurchase: Maybe
Soapberri Organic Soapberry Body Wash in "Awakening Peppermint" ~ $18.55 US full size (sample size shown). Revitalize your skin's natural radiance with the nourishing, natural lather of the soapberry, bottled straight from the forest. This was good - it was gentle on my skin and was gentle enough on Elliott's thin toddler skin as a bubble bath. While this was good, I don't think it's $20 full size good if I'm being honest. Soapberri is all about not using chemicals and incorporates the soapberry nut in to their products. Repurchase: Not likely
Bath Time Box (Store) Oh La La Oil - After Bath Nourishing Oil ~ $8.50. The super, non-greasy oil blend is perfect for after the bath or shower. After you step out, lightly towel off and then apply the oil, rubbing it in well. I love this oil - it is so hydrating on the skin and one of the main ingredients is almond oil so it smells amazing on the skin as well. I really loved Bath Time Box and all the products they sent out - bummer, I can't find them anymore! Repurchase: I wish!
Lush Cinders Shower Gel ~ $9.95 CAN.
Cinders is one of Lush's holiday scents and it's spicy and really warmly scented. I enjoyed using this and the shower gel is a great, soft formula to use! Repurchase: I might next Christmas
Garnier Whole Blends Marvelous Conditioner with Moroccan Argan & Camellia Oils ~ $4.78 CAN for full size (sample shown here). Silky formula blooms with a luxurious fragrance of moroccan argan & camellia oils, bringing to life our wholesome care that cocoons dry, dull hair. These smelled good; but, I think this was almost too oily/nourishing for my fine, thin hair. It felt greasy almost right after using this and it just didn't work for me. Repurchase: No
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Dry Shampoo ~ $3.97 CAN. Our silicone-free formula with Citrus Extract, instantly absorbs oil and restores a fresh-washed look and feel. This was a decent dry shampoo and it was so affordable! It didn't have as much of a white cast to it - I did still use it the night before and it worked really well that way! Not bad - it's not the best I've ever tried; but, it was alright. Repurchase: Yes
Live Clean Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap Holly Berry ~ $4.98 CAN. Gently cleanse, hydrate and restore moisture balance and luster to dry hands. I won this in a giveaway quite a while ago and I really enjoyed this scent! This was a really good soap formula and it's huge so it lasts forever! Repurchase: Yes, have picked up new scents already
Bath and Body Works Exfoliating Hand Soap - Ice Blue Sage ~ $6.50 US.
These are always on sale, so never actually pay full price for them. The exfoliating soaps are fine but I prefer creamy or foaming soaps. Repurchase: Maybe
Colgate Total Advanced Health Toothpaste ~ $3.47 CAN.
This was fine - I usually think toothpaste is toothpaste and it's all the same; but, I've recently tried a brand that I really liked! But, this is a pretty staple brand and I liked it. Repurchase: Likely
Nivea Men Revitalizing Body Lotion ~ $6.97 CAN. New Nivea body for men Revitalizing Lotion is a daily all-over body moisturizer especially formulated to meet the needs of men’s skin. This seems like such a silly product - a manly lotion; but, my husband does really like the scent and uses this all the time. Repurchase: Yes
Lush Scrubee Body Butter ~ $7.95 CAN. We've combined scrubby ground almonds and coconut shell with softening honey, cocoa and shea butter in alternating exfoliating and moisturizing stripes for the smoothest skin. I looooove Scrubee so much! It's basically an exfoliator and a body butter in the same product - I buy it for every new mom (I mean everyone can use it; but, it's so perfect when you need something quick to use!) You do not need a lotion after this and it's perfect! It's a holy grail - I love this. Repurchase: Yes, already have a back up!
Lush Cheery Christmas Bath Bomb ~ $5.95 CAN. Chase cold, dark days away with this sweet and cheery bath bomb. Soak in the bright fragrance of Sicilian lemon and buchu oils, as well as a dose of skin-soothing cream of tartar to battle dry, wintry skin. I love a citrusy scent too and I couldn't resist this cute pink snowflake - it actually turns purple in the bath. It smelled good and worked well. I always like Lush bath bombs.
Repurchase: Yes, likely
So, in April I used up 35 products! It always feels so good to use that many products and especially that I used up so many makeup products this month!
Here are the masks I used in April:
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels Mask ~ $5.55 CAN for one set of 2 eye masks. Intense, soothing under eye elixir hydrogels to help rejuvenate with Cucumber and Persian Silk Tree. Keep in the fridge for a cooling boost and say hello to deep hydration! These masks adhere really well under the eye and really worked to make my eyes look brighter and more rejuvenated. You can see a full review on these here. Repurchase: Yes, maybe
Biobelle #IWOKEUPLIKETHIS Mask ~ $3.99 US. Biobelle’s #Iwokeuplikethis mask is the first step towards a youthful, rosy complexion. Purify, exfoliate, and brighten – Give your skin that Biobelle glow! This was a tencel mask and I haven't really used that material before! Tencel is a biodegradable fiber made from the pulp of wood from entirely sustainable forests. You can see a whole review on this mask here and I really liked it and thought it delivered on it's results! Repurchase: Yes, if I can find it easily
Yes To Tomato Paper Mask ~ $3.99 CAN. Formulated with tomato extracts and salicylic acid, the single-use Yes To Tomatoes Paper Mask works detoxify and clean pores.
I actually also used the Yes To Grapefruit mask - you can see my thoughts on both masks here! But, to make a quick story even shorter - they weren't good. They were super tingly to the point my eyes were watering and the fit was bad.
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask ~ $3.00 US. The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask consists of ceramides to enhance skin barriers. The sheet mask is to protect the skin from the..
Ah, sorry I'm sneaking my Manicure in a day late here; but, I think this little Field of Daisy floral nail art is worth the wait, right?!
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All through the month of May, our CBBxManiMonday group is featuring floral nails! You know, April showers bring May flowers - Calgary doesn't normally listen to this idea; but, everywhere else generally does!
Either way, I love the theme because I love florals and I especially love floral nails - they are my favourite!
I've done some daisy nail art a few years ago and have been wanting to do more ever since! I've picked this super pretty peach backdrop and I really love the daisies with the peach!
For the nail look, I started with nail cleanser, base coat and 2 coats of peach polish as the base. Then, using the white polish and dotting tool, I dotted the white petals on and dragged them towards a centre to create petals. I added them all over the nails and did some partial flowers too. Then, using the dotting tool and yellow polish to create the centre of the daisies! And, I added a couple yellow dots around the nails just to fill in some dead space and voila - a field of daisies on my nails!
Today, May 12, marks the 5th Blogiversary of See The World in PINK! It's kind of crazy to think that 5 years ago I started with a little Manicure Monday post with Hearts, Glitter and Stripes! It's so weird that I basically started reviewing subscription boxes and doing my nails.
It actually took me a couple of years to start doing full beauty content and really getting in to the makeup and skincare side of things! But, I'm so happy I've expanded in those areas and I love where See The World in PINK has gone over the past 5 years! I know I'm still a tiny blog in the beauty world; but, I'm still happy with everything that I've gotten to do!
Product purchased by me for this giveaway
And, I always like to use my Blogiversary as a way of saying thank you to YOU for reading or popping in here and there! I'm always so thankful and appreciative that anyone stops by and reads my blog and I always hope you enjoy what you see! Thank you so much for supporting See The World in PINK in any way!
So, I'm giving away the Urban Decay Game of Thrones eyeshadow palette as a thank you! This palette is sold out online and I know a lot of people weren't sure if they were going to pick up - I've recently tried it (you can see my swatches and a look here) and I liked it, so I thought it would be a perfect gift as a thank you!
Who knew there were so many crazy body sheet masks out there to try?! I love finding fun and crazy sheet masks to test out and this week's is pretty out there - it's a sheet mask for your butt!
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Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask ~ $11.00 CAN/$9.00 US. Sheet masks for your butt—two separate sheets, one for each cheek—formulated with marine algae to firm your behind, give it an instant glow, and visually sculpt your cheeks—leaving your skin plump, dewy, and perfectly hydrated.
Bawdy beauty is all about focusing on the butt - the most neglected area of the body and they created this butt beauty category that didn't exist before. Bawdy really believes in clean beauty and only makes products with clean, non-toxic formulas that are free of harmful chemicals to product you, your hormonal balance and the environment.
I didn't even know butt masks were really a thing until we starting talking about thing #AnywhereButTheFace mask challenge for the month of May!
Bawdy has a couple of different butt mask formulas: Bite It for hydrating and toning, Shake It for Firming and Illuminating, Slap It for retexturing and detoxifying, and Squeeze It for brightening and rejuvenating.
I chose "Shake It" which uses plant based collagen to tone, firm and plump, chamomile for soothing and antibacterial purposes, blue algae for anti-oxidizing, and oat extract to firm your butt!
This mask is pretty similar to a face sheet mask in use, only apply it to your butt cheeks! Apply the mask to a clean butt, try to align the sheet mask with the top line of your butt, wear for 10-15 minutes, remove mask, and massage remaining essence in to skin. It's also easy to remember to apply the "It" to your right cheek and the other word to your left - I think it's absolutely hilarious that this mask says Shake It as you wear it!
I was a little worried about how this mask would fit on my as I have a pretty decent size butt - I did think it fit alright. My cheeks are a little round so I found the mask fit well; but, was easiest to wear just lying down on my stomach. I'm not sure that I could have walked around with it on. It covered the cheeks pretty well and I had no problem lying down and relaxing for the 20 minutes that they wore for!
It was very cooling actually - that was the first thing I noticed about this mask. It was cooling while wearing it and for a couple of hours afterwards as well. I thought this mask was super smoothing and softening after use - it's a little harder to tell if my butts instantly firmer or brighter; but, it felt better! I thought it was really fun and could totally see myself using one of these again - especially if there is a special event coming up!
Would you try a butt mask?! For the whole month of May, Jayne from Cosmetic Proof and Chantal from Chantal's Corner and I are teaming up to feature masks for #AnywhereButTheFace - make sure to check out their masks too!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a great week! Mine's been bust again as per the usual few weeks of my life! And, this weekend is no different - it will be busy!
As this is posting, I'm currently driving my oldest son to Kelowna for the weekend for a basketball tournament! He's got a couple of games Saturday and Sunday, plus I'm going to have dinner with an old friend and get in some family time as well! And, I'm hoping to pick up some wine in there too!
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Okay, how amazing are these princess Aurora and Cinderella Toms?! I can't believe I didn't know this collection was being released last year!!! How did I possibly miss that?! But, these are so gorgeous and I had to do some hunting after I saw a picture of them!
The Cinderella ones had to be ordered from the States through a US shipping service and I luckily found the Aurora ones on Amazon.ca and got the past pair in my size! I actually love that they are the original drawings of the princesses and they and just are so gorgeous!