Monday, October 31, 2016

NOTD: China Glaze Fifth Avenue

China Glaze Fifth Avenue Review Swatches

I can’t believe that this is my first official blog post on China Glaze’s Fifth Avenue. I’ve owned it for many years (as you can see from the condition of the lettering on the bottle), and it has appeared in some of my seasonal favourites posts, but I have never written a full review on it.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Healthy Quinoa Lunch Bowl

Healthy Quinoa Lunch Bowl

Back in January, I posted my Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl recipe. Now it’s time to talk about lunch!

September 2016 Beauty Box Five

September 2016 Beauty Box Five 1

The September 2016 Beauty Box Five* features products that are well loved by the BB5 team with its It’s So Hard Not To Play Favorites / Staff Picks! 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 September items.

Friday, October 14, 2016

NOTD: OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI (Gel)

OPI Venice I Cannoli Wear OPI Gel

It’s been a while since my last Nail of the Day (NOTD) post. Due to a busy schedule and some special events, I have been getting gel manicures at a local salon for the past few months. They use OPI Gel polishes, which I am really enjoying. I have tried Shellac in the past and the gel is very similar in that it is long lasting, resistant to wear and tear, and is completely dry within a minute or so under a curing lamp. However, I prefer the gel over Shellac since it doesn’t make my nails feel as thick, and the gel is cured with an LED light rather than a UV light. I also like that I can remove the gel at home without any acetone or chemicals even though it is not recommended. I must confess that I have discovered that after a few weeks of wear, I can peel the gel off in one piece without any issues while in a hot shower. I have not been able to do this with Shellac.

Of all the OPI Gel colours that I have tried, my favourites include Let’s Be Friends! from the Hello Kitty line (a perfect pastel pink for brides) and the one that I’m wearing in the photo above which is called I Cannoli Wear OPI from the fall 2015 Venice line.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall 2016 Beauty Giveaway

Fall Beauty Giveaway

I’m giving away these bronze, peach, and plum toned beauty products in honour of fall (my favourite season)!

Products include Teeez Tend Cosmetics Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer in Cadmium Rush, Chella Passionate Pink Moisturizing Lip Pencil, Epic Blend Premium Lip Balm in Hemp Blueberry, Hikari Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Haze, So Susan Cosmetics Concealer Quad, Manna Kadar Radiance Bronzer & Highlighter, Cargo Cosmetics Water Resistant Blush in Coronado, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Plum.  

You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.