Julep March 2015 | Pop Collection

Friday, 20 February 2015

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I always look forward to the 20th of the month because it means I get to pick my monthly Maven Box.  I have enjoyed it to much more since they launched the customization option.  Keep reading to see the options for this month, and what I ended up selecting!

Boxes:

Guest Post | Rosy Lips with Zoe

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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5 Roses for the Lips 5

I'm Zoë from Writing Writing and I'm really excited to be visiting Classy On The Run today! When it comes to beauty and skincare, I have a few obsessions, and one of those is definitely anything rose. I love the scent, and I also love the colour. Another thing I love? Lip products. So I've combined the two loves to share 5 Rosy Lips, or five different lip products with the word "rose" in the name.

Finish It Off February | Update

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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My goal for February was to finish off as many soon to expire or otherwise or that were mostly done anyways.  Over the last two weeks I have finished off 29 products, so I am pretty happy!  You can read my original post here.

January Empties 2

Monday, 16 February 2015

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For part one of my January Empties, click here. Between destashing, a few weekends away, and sheer will and determination I finished an absurd number of products this month.  Keep reading to see how I did!

Sunday Showcase | Julep Lip Gloss

Sunday, 15 February 2015

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Lipgloss was probably my introduction to the wonderful black hole that is make-up.  Well, Lipsmackers in Strawberry Kiwi, to be exact.  I should have known I would become a make-up horder as I grew up when my Lipsmacker collection exceeded 40.  Not much has changed I suppose.

I was not the most impressed with Julep launched their lipgloss collection-- anybody can make a lipgloss.  They market these having whatever special regenerating cell thingie it is that they put in everything.  Annnnyways this post is to share with you my collection of their lipglosses that I have grown to love and have acquired though mystery boxes, discount orders, and more.  

2015, Bring It On!

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A new year brings in a whole new set of things to look forward to, memories to make, friends to meet and places to go to.  2015 is an exciting year for me!  I am looking forward to:

50 Shades of Grey Movie & Make-Up Review*

Friday, 13 February 2015

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Last night I was lucky enough to be one of Sephora's guests at a special pre-screening of 50 Shades of Grey at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre in downtown Toronto.  Even better?  I got to bring a plus one.  My friend Brianna and I had a blast.  Keep reading for our thoughts on the movie, and of course, my review of the amazing amazing amazing gift bag, which included Make Up Forever's Desire Me Cheek Trio set.  An evening with wine, free make-up, and laughing with one of my friends? The best.

Julep February Spoiler | Lipstick!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Photos from Byrdie.  Get the full details here.


Julep just released spoilers for their February product of the month on Brydie.  I've never heard of them, but they seem to be a pretty online magazine.  Officially called "Light on Your Lips", they are described as feeling as light as a lip balm, but with a major colour pay off.  Personally, I have loved all Julep lip products that I have tried, so I can't wait to have these in my hand!  They are a crème finish that dry a bit matte.  *Swoon*

They will retail for $22 regular/ $17.60 Maven.

New Beauty Wish List Spring 2015

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Just a little post showcasing two new eyeshadow palettes that I really, really want.  #girlcandream

January Glossybox Unboxing + Lots of Sass

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I am going to start this review by saying that I have cancelled my Glossybox subscription.  The novelty has worn off, and the poor value is starting to show.  If I was an American I would love to continue this box at $21 per month, but $28 for Canadians, plus exchange rate?  At $~33 a month I simply can't justify it.  I would rather buy a new Tarte blush every month, thanks all the same.  My only regret was that I cancelled it too late, and so will be receiving the February box as well.

Target Pre-Sale Haul

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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As I am sure everybody has heard by now, Target will be exiting Canada.  Reports say that Target could enter liquidation as soon as Thursday.  After two rough years of empty shelves, and higher than anticipated prices, Target is closing up shop here in the Great White North.  There were a few items I wanted to pick up at Target before they are difficult to find in Canada.  Last weekend my boyfriend and I spent some time wandering the isles of Target, and I came home with a small haul to share with you!

**Edit: The sale is now on, with about 30% off cosmetics.  I have heard that NYX is pretty much picked over at most locations**

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection

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When I first heard about this collection launching, I was pretty excited.  I love poppies.  I love The Body Shop.  I love new, Limited Edition things...really...I had to have something from this collection. As I have mentioned before, I love The Body Shop's recent launches (Honeymania and Moroccan Oil), and this was no exception!

MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Back in the day when Miley wore a blonde wig on The Disney Channel and sometimes went by Hannah, I was a huge fan.  Intense jealousy is probably the only way I could describe my feelings towards her when news broke that she was dating Nick Jonas-- you know, the cute one.   Her ridiculously long, shiny hair was a thing of envy to me.  Getting to act on TV with your real dad playing your TV dad?  On Disney?

Those days, like her hair, are long gone.  And while she is better known today for her hit Wrecking Ball, and for her short spunky blonde cut, today we are here to talk about her lipstick.  While I am not Miley's biggest present day fan, this stunning lipstick and lipgloss duo had to be added to my collection.

February | Shopping My Stash

Saturday, 7 February 2015

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One of my New Years Resolutions this year was to shop my stash.  While January was a crazy month for me, I have buckled down and decided to kick it off in February.  I should note, that I did try to make better use of what I already own in January.  Just no pretty photography or such to go with it.  The whole reason I wanted to shop my stash this year is that lately I feel like I obtain make-up for the sake of having it, rather than using it. But with graduation coming up soon, and my desire to move on to the next stage of my life, I think my money would be better placed in a savings account.  That's not to say no make-up purchases, I jut want to make sure I am purchasing items that I will genuinely use and love.  

Unboxing | Julep Afterglow Collection

Thursday, 5 February 2015

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This order was very conflicting to me.  On one hand, I loved about half the colours.  On the other, I really, really did not love the other half.  And on my third hand, if I had one, was the tanking Canadian dollar.  Right now it is at about $0.70 USD, but some speculate it could drop as low as $0.60 USD.  This means that any order I want to make will cost about 20% more.  Ouch.  With that in mind, here is my painfully expensive January box:

January Empties 1

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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This month I went through so many empties that I will be splitting them up in two posts!  I was pretty excited by the number of deluxe and full sized products that I managed to use up, and look forward to continuing to clear out the excess products I own.  Keep reading to see what I went through this month!

Destash the Bathroom

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

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Happy Tuesday everybody!

Late last night I got home from a weekend away visiting my boyfriend.  After a delayed train ride, and no cabs a the station when I arrived, I finally arrived home an hour and a half later than I should have.  Needless to say I had a quick warm shower, and proceeded to fall asleep in a little ball in my bed.

Bite Double Ended Lipsticks

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Since Bite came to Sephora they have become one of my go-to brands for lip products.  I love the quality and workmanship that goes into their products and design, and of course, that their products are full of good-for-you ingredients.  This is not the first time that Bite has released a double ended mini lipstick-- when I saw the new release I had to have it!

February Glossy Box Full Spoilers

Monday, 2 February 2015

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Information & photo via Beauty Stat.




Each box will include:

Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter in Pink (full size?)

RITUALS Yogi Flow Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil Foaming Shower Gel (full size)

Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara (full size)

Julep Nail Polish in Harteigh (full size)

Thoughts:

With the Canadian Dollar so weak right now, this box will ring in at close to $36 assuming the trend continues.  Which I think it will.  Great for drivers, not to great for cross boarder shopping!

I will already be getting two Hartleighs in my Julep order this month (one from my box, the other from my mom's box), so that item isn't much of a draw for me.  Given that I have seen that many subscribers have been blessed with 5 additional Hartleighs to give away to friends I could end up with as many as 12!   

Jelly Pong Pong makes decent mascara-- I am working on using up one right now actually.  I love the ida behind the shower gel, and am a total sucker for almond scented anything.  I'm curious about the conditioner, and indifferent to the lip butter.

What do you think?  Should I get my box this month, or should I ask for my subscription to be put on hold?

February IPSY Spoilers & My Wish List

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NYX Eyeliners (Assorted shades)
Purple Eyeliner
Blush Brush
Elizabeth Mott Eyeshadow
Blue Nail Polish
Eyelash Curler

Lush Valentines' Day Collection

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Nobody does limited edition sets quite like how Lush does limited edition sets.  After being blown away with the amazing goodies they put together for Christmas (that thankfully, I am still enjoying!).  When I came across the Valentines Day Collection in store last week I had to pick up some goodies.  While I wanted pretty much everything (sigh) I narrowed it down to a few items I really wanted, including the beautiful "Love Birds of Africa" scarf featured above.  I'm not entirely sure what to do with it, but I just think it is so pretty.  Keep reading for my thoughts on some beautiful bath products...

Haul | Shoppers Drug Mart 20x the Points

Sunday, 1 February 2015

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I love Shoppers Optimum points.  The more I think about it, the more I realize that they really are the best point system.  Instead of samples (aka Sephora) they give you cash.  I worked out that if you only shop on 20x the points and other points promo days that you can get 95,000 points by spending just over $500, thus earning $170 worth of almost whatever you want at Shoppers.

Face Of The Day | Saturday Brunch

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There is nothing better than being woken up at 10:00 am by your dad saying "Mom wants to go out for brunch".  "Okay, at 11?" I asked.  "No, like now."  "Well, how about in 20 minutes?" I ask.  "Sure.  But Mom is hungry so be ready in exactly 20 minutes."

I jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth and all that, came back to my room, put on something cute, and set my timer for 10 minutes. 

That's what happened to me last weekend!

Keep reading to see how I beat the clock.