Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Julep Beauty Giveaway

Spring Julep Beauty Giveaway

In honour of the new season, I’m giving away Julep nail and lip products in pretty spring shades.

Products include Julep Reese Nail Polish, Julep Annalise Nail Polish, and Julep Admired Lip Gloss.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NOTD: Essie Take Me To Thread (Gel Couture)

Essie Gel Couture Take Me To Thread Review

Here’s another polish from my Essie Gel Couture Haul. Aside from pastel pink, my favourite nail polish colours are purple and grey. If I can find a shade that’s a combination of the two, I’m eager to give it a try; however, many of these grey-purple polishes are much too brown or warm-toned for my skin. Before placing my polish order, I looked at quite a few swatches and had high hopes for Take Me To Thread since it looked like the perfect shade of greyish purple for cool-toned skin.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 2017 MissFresh Review + Coupon Code

March 2017 MissFresh Review 1

Eating healthy involves planning, but sometimes our busy schedules make it difficult to choose recipes for the week, purchase all the necessary ingredients, and have time to actually cook after long days of work or school.

Luckily, eating well can be easy with MissFresh, a Canadian company founded in Quebec that strives to help you lead a healthier lifestyle by making eating healthy at home easy and accessible.

MissFresh delivers weekly pre-portioned fresh ingredients and delicious recipes across Canada. Each week, you get to choose from a range of different recipes and then the ingredients and directions are shipped to you overnight. This completely takes the guesswork out of planning meals, figuring out which ingredients are necessary, and making a trip to the store to purchase what you need. All you have to do is cook, and you won’t spend the entire evening in the kitchen since all meals are ready in 30 minutes or less.

There are four different dinner meal kits to choose from.

Vegetarian Box - Vegetarian recipes packed with seasonal vegetables, hearty grains, and animal-free proteins.

Chef Box - A family-friendly selection of meat, fish, produce, and grains.

Custom Box - Your selection from all available gourmet recipes including meat, fish, produce, and grains.

Kilo Solution Box - Nutritionist Dr. Isabelle Huot’s calorie-controlled selection of healthy, delicious, and tasty recipes that are developed following rigorous nutritional criteria.

Depending on the needs of your household, you can customize your meal kit by choosing 2-5 meals per week and 2-6 portions per meal. Meal kits start at $7.99 per portion with free shipping, and you can use the coupon code BEAUTYWRITER for $25 off your first meal kit. MissFresh also offers ready-to-eat snacks in four different box options starting at $14.99 per box.

I was lucky enough to try the Vegetarian Box* meal kit. Read on for my review and photos of each recipe.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sothys Paris Désert Chic Make-Up Collection Review (Spring/Summer 2017)

Sothys Paris Spring and Summer 2017 Desert Chic Collection Review

The Sothys Paris Spring/Summer 2017 Désert Chic Make-Up Collection features warm colours inspired by the desert for a sun-kissed look.

Sothys, an avant-garde beauty expert, offers a line of innovative skin and body care, as well as a makeup line with limited-edition collections inspired by the seasons. I was lucky enough to test out three products from the Désert Chic Collection that illuminate the complexion with shades of sand, coral, and khaki.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

February 2017 Beauty Box 5 (BB5)

February 2017 Beauty Box 5 Review 1

The February 2017 Beauty Box 5 (BB5)* features a lip kit.

BB5 is a subscription service that sends its members five cosmetic items each month. Boxes, which are always worth at least $35, include mostly full size products with occasional deluxe samples. Subscriptions start at $12 per month, and shipping is free to the US or $3 to Canada.

Now let’s talk about the February items.