My July IPSY Bag (+ swapping horror story)

Friday 21 August 2015

ipsy bag unboxing

I always love when my IPSY bag arrives easy month, but this summer I have been a bit slow to post since I am living away from home!  This month was a bit disappointing for me, but that was easily resolved by my first ever swap!

Colour Pop | Eyeshadow Haul!

Sunday 16 August 2015

colour pop eyeshadows

Recently I made a (kind of) big Colour Pop order.  As mentioned, I divided my post into three parts. You can read about my blushes and highlighters review here featuring Birthday Suit, Butterfly Beach and Rain.  So far I am in love with the spongey texture of the products.  They swatch well, last all day, and are so affordable ($5 USD each!) that they are the perfect solution to buying brighter bold shadows you may not wear often.  The only downside?  Shipping to Canada costs an arm and a leg!

Colour Pop | Birthday Suit, Rain and Butterfly Beach

Friday 7 August 2015

colour pop review

Last month I made my first Colour Pop order!  I was initially interested in the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks but by the time I got there they were all sold out!  I'm glad I passed up on those, because I am thrilled with what I ordered instead.  Colour Pop has free shipping on orders of $30 or more in the U.S., but for us Canadians... well shipping is basically an arm and a leg.  On the bright side, cheek products are $8, eyeshadows are $5, and lippies are also $5 making the actual products super affordable.  To make this more manageable for me to write, and for you to read, I am going to divide my order into three posts: cheeks, eyes, and lip.  Today I will be sharing about my cheek products: Birthday Suit and Rain blushes and Butterfly Beach highlighter.

Essence Paint Nite!*

Thursday 6 August 2015


Last week I had the utter joy of attending another Essence event.  This time the theme was Paint Nite!  I loved getting to learn about their Fall/Winter launches in North America, and of course getting to paint!  The worst part about the event though was having just gotten back from Europe and seeing how many amazing different products they have there and then getting back to Canada and only having access to a fraction of them.  I love that the gel nail polishes are making their way across the pond...but about those matte lipglosses!

My Life In Pictures | July

Wednesday 5 August 2015


Had this yummy ice cream crepe at Sicilian on College near Shaw.

July has been such a busy real life month that my blog got a little bit neglected.  Curious about what I was up to?  Keep reading to see my life in photos!  (Not in any real order)

Julep Drenched Collection | July 2015

Monday 3 August 2015

Julep July 2015

Every month I look forward to both selecting my box and to the arrival of my box.  I know this review is a little bit late, but bare with me.  See, when I opened my box I was so excited to find my polishes, and my body wash...and a konjac face sponge.  I didn't want to provide a review without one of the items I was so excited to review, so I had to contact Julep and wait for my body sponge to arrive.  And let me tell you, it was worth the wait!  So, I ended up writing a post that includes both my box and my Secret Store order.