Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Although summer hasn’t officially started, the weather this May has been hotter than usual. In the past, I've been guilty of visiting ice cream parlours way too many times during spring and summer months, so this year I decided to create my own cold treat that’s delicious yet healthy.
The best part is that this recipe is so easy to create and does not require an ice cream maker. It also involves simple ingredients like frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, and some flavourful spices and toppings.
Labels: banana ice cream, breakfast, cherry frozen yogurt, chocolate frozen yogurt, clean eating, dessert, easy recipe, egg free recipes, healthy frozen yogurt, healthy ice cream, homemade frozen yogurt, snack, summer
Monday, May 16, 2016
I’m going to let you in on a little secret and tell you that some days (ok, most days), the only makeup I leave the house wearing is blush. As a pale-skinned gal, a swipe of blush can magically transform my skin from dull and pasty to energized and glowy. For this reason, I have quite the blush collection and am always excited to try new blushes.
This month, I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Sigma Beauty’s Nightlife by Camila Coelho Powder Blush in Hot Spot*. As you can see from the photo above, the outer packaging has a beautiful, textured finish made of silver and blue glitter. This design is unique to the Nightlife Collection and is inspired by the city lights from New York to Rio de Janeiro.
This month, I had the wonderful opportunity to review a new product from Sigma Beauty, the Nightlife by Camila Coelho Brush Set with Glitter Handles*. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that Sigma brushes and I go way back. In fact, my first large brush purchase was the Sigma Mr. Bunny Essential Brush Kit (see my post on it HERE). I purchased it back in 2012 and have used it every day since. The brushes are so well crafted that they can last for years if they’re well taken care of.
The Nightlife Brush Set contains five of Sigma’s best-selling brushes (two face brushes and 3 eye brushes) that feature limited edition sparkle handles inspired by the city lights from New York to Rio de Janeiro.
Let’s take a look at this dazzling brush set...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I’m giving away four natural lip balms from Maple Holistics in flavours of Pomegranate, Acai Berry, Peppermint and Vanilla.
You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.
Friday, May 6, 2016
The March 2016 Beauty Box Five* welcomes spring with its Make Room to Bloom / Flower Power theme.
If you are unfamiliar with Beauty Box Five, it is a subscription that sends its members five cosmetic samples each month. Subscriptions start at $12 per month and shipping is free!
Now let’s talk about the March items.
Labels: beauty box, beauty box 5, beauty box five, flower power, glamour dolls, mai couture, make room to bloom, march 2016, march beauty box 5, march beauty box five, personail, pur-lisse, review, subscription box
Monday, May 2, 2016
Since 2014, I have been subscribed to Julep Maven which is a monthly nail polish subscription service that also incorporates beauty and skincare items. The best part is that you can opt for a curated box, customize your box, or skip your box each month depending on your preference. When you begin with Julep, you take a quiz so that Julep can suggest a box with items you may like. If you don’t like what’s offered in your category, you can choose another. If you are interested, you can sign up for Julep HERE. Even if you’re not interested in the monthly subscription, Julep also sells individual polishes and other products. Shipping is always free!
Since I have quite a few polishes in my collection, I don’t receive boxes every month and will often skip boxes until one is offering a must-have item. In fact, the last box I received before this month was back in February 2015 (click HERE to see my review of that box). This April, I opted in for my box since Julep was including a free white polish with each box. Although I have lots of polishes, I don’t have many that are white and it’s always helpful to have a good white polish on hand for nail designs or french manicures. I also decided to customize my April box to get some products that I had been wanting to try for a while.
Read on to see what I received.
Labels: april 2016, Brigitte, brilliance glycol hand & Body Scrub, customize, julep, julep marissa, julep maven, nail box, nail polish, nails, review, Take a breather oxygen nail treatment in sheer pink, vivid sheer