Have you folks heard of Arbonne? It is a line of beauty, health and wellness products (like skincare, makeup, hair and nutrition) that are sold through a multi-level marketing business model. A friend of mine is a consultant and she … Continue reading
I like experimenting with makeup but I don’t like the hefty price tag that can come with some products. My go-to bargain brands are Rimmel, essence and NYC New York Color. Here are some of my fave products that won’t break … Continue reading
Have you guys heard of Jamberry nail wraps? They are like stickers for your nails that you apply using a heat source so they stay put for up to 2 weeks. I tried them out last month and here is … Continue reading
I hate to admit that I’ve been slacking in the blogging department lately. I unfortunately just haven’t had enough time to do any DIYing but I’ve got some fun things planned… First off, I will have an updated pic of … Continue reading
I had intentions to post today about how I jazzed up cheap plastic pots for the garden using spray paint. Unfortunately the weather decided not to cooperate so I couldn’t finish the project. I’m hoping to show these off by … Continue reading
I recently purchased a large amount of white vinegar. I don’t really use it all that much but I got swayed by the cost/mL. The large container was so much more cost effective than the manageable sized container. Now I … Continue reading
I came across this recipe for homemade makeup brush cleaner a little while back and I’ve been meaning to try it out. With a day off today and rainy weather which isn’t allowing any outside DIYing, I figured today was as … Continue reading
When it comes to my ‘beauty’ routine, I definitely put in the time and effort. I like having polish on my toes, product in my hair and makeup on my face. Shortly after L was born, I recall a fellow mommy friend asking why I bothered putting on makeup when, with a new baby, it was socially acceptable to not wear any. My reply was that it helped me feel like myself. With my life as I knew it in total upheaval thanks to a newborn, my daily beauty routine was the one constant I could count on. It was definitely modified due to the lack of time I had to myself but it was still there! All that to say I like taking the time and energy to try to look pretty 🙂
However, when it comes to the beauty products I use, I’m pretty impartial. I usually just buy whatever is on sale. I’m not loyal to any specific brands or even specific products. If I need hair product and gel is on sale, that is what I will buy. If the same gel isn’t on sale the next time I visit, it’s not uncommon that I will come home with something completely different like a mousse or curl cream. The same goes for makeup, face products, and any thing else that I use on my body.
I am starting to reconsider this approach after reading How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank. The author lists a ton of tips and tricks from the beauty business on how to look great on a variety of different budgets. My favourite part of the book was the many product recommendations she provides.
Here are some products I’m looking to integrate into my beauty routine:
Conair YOU Reel 2-in-1 Styler
Remington T-Studio Ceramic Pearl Professional Styling Wand
Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Wide Straightener
Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Formula Hair Serum
John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Stying Spray
Dermalogical Dermal Clay Cleanser
Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion SPF 15
RoC Retinol Correxion Daily Resurfacing Disks
Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser
Do you have any product recommendations? What can’t you live without day-to-day?
Happy Friday everyone! Today is another day off and another 8 hours to myself. While I didn’t get to work on any DIYs, I still got quite a bit accomplished. I drove M to work, visited my brother, had lunch with my mum, washed the dishes I had neglected all week long and folded some laundry. Oh, and of course I wrote this post 🙂
Here’s a quick entry with some of my favourite images from Pinterest this past week. They are definitely giving me some inspiration for upcoming projects. Stay tuned!
On a side note, I am having some trouble getting the links to open in new windows so if you click on one of the pics below, be sure to hit ‘back’ on your browser to finish up your visit!
1. Watercolour Heart
In honour of my most recent birthday (the big 3-0!), I decided get another tattoo. While my birthday was in April, I haven’t taken the plunge yet because I just can’t decide what to get! I want it to include the girls’ initials but I’m still working out the design. Lately, I’m digging watercolour tattoos and I love this heart. The colours are beautiful and the design is really unique.
2. Artwork Feature Wall
This is definitely going to be a project for me this summer. I have an open wall in my dining room that currently has a mirror and a couple pieces of artwork. Something like this would really make the space pop!
3. DIY Push Pins
How cute are these? And so simple! Pretty buttons + thumb tacks = a one of a kind way to display more pretty things!
4. 8 Can Taco Soup
This sounds delicious and so easy to make! Now I just need to get M on board with soup for dinner!
5. Pretty Hair
So pretty! I’m definitely trying this soon!
Interested in seeing what else I’m up to on Pinterest? Check our my boards here!
Have a great weekend everyone!