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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ….of the little black dress.

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Good morning everyone, welcome back to another blog post. I hope everyone week is going great so far, it’s Thursday already I feel like this week has been going by so fast. I have been so busy lately so much has been going on it’s crazy, I feel like 2019 so far for me been throwing a lot at me but I am trying to handle everything without freaking out. Sorry for the random uploads I have been trying to upload whenever I can as possible, I don’t want to abandon my blog and end up to busy to post anymore. I am in the process of moving and I am trying to find somewhere and still attend to my blog and social media pages while run a house and deal with my five month old. There is other things going on too but I won’t get into that as yet. But for today’s blog post I wanted to show my quick purchases I made this weekend, because I got I product I really wanted to try for awhile now and also wanted to see who else has been using this product or found it helps.

So I had to make a quick Sephora run this weekend, I had finished my eyebrow pencil and need a new one and one thing about me is if I am not wearing make up I at least need my eyebrows done and a pair of lashes and a gloss and am good. And to be honest am not a fan of dip brows or pomades or anything like that I absolutely hate them we just don’t get along and I can never get my brows the way I want them using those products. Also am a fan of a nice natural realistic brow, nothing wrong with a bold brow it just doesn’t suit me at all. So my favourite brow product I fell in love with that gets my the brow am looking for is Benefits precisely my brow pencil. I love it I always buy the $17.00CAD one, just cause am trying to save some coins to be honest. I find the fine tip is great for filling out the shape you want and doesn’t give a over powering colour to your natural brow, and the whole point to filling out your brow is to complete a full brow and fill in that choppy look. And I feel like that product does just that and maybe even more, it honestly lasts pretty long too.

So the other product I was looking to get is the Tatcha dewy spray, I wanted the mini size because I wanted to try it out first because it was between that or the new Anastasia Dewy spray. Unfortunately they stopped selling the mini size in the store and I would have had to purchase it online. So I decided to go with another product that I have been dying to try and I have been seeing it almost everywhere and heard nothing but good stuff about. So I decided to get the SOL DE JANEIRO Bum Bum Cream. So I heard that the product smells really good especially the body mist, I have got to smell it when I was at Sephora and let me tell you guys the things I have been hearing is absolutely true that body mist is one of the best smelling sprays I ever smelled. I will be going back to buy that spray, I decided to get the small $25.00CAD size. The reason I decided to go with the smaller bottle is to make sure I love the product, I have bought bigger sizes of products from Sephora in the past and end up not feeling the product. And one thing about me is I am one lazy return, I can buy products and if i end up not liking it instead me getting up and returning it or least switching I dont I throw it in the section of “not using”. I know Sephora has a return thing but I never take advantage of it which I should. But anyways I never tried the cream yet but I will do an review on it soon once I get a feel of how I like the product.

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That is all for my quick Sephora buys, pretty quick and small right? Thanks for reading, let me know if any of you tried the bum bum cream or least any products from the line. What is your favourite go to brow product? Let me know! Remember to check in for my next upload!

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Good morning everyone, welcome back to another blog post. We are back to another week, I hope everyone had a great Easter and long weekend. I have been on a self care break from blogging a lot has been going on and I just needed to step away for a bit. As bloggers we all sometimes just need a break, and I’ve learned since blogging its ok to take a break if you need it your audience is always there and supportive. I also always want to put out the beast content that I can and never settle for a quick upload. I will soon do a life update on almost everything that is going on, so much has happened so far this year its literally crazy! And hopefully it all doesn’t effect my upload schedule and I can stay on track.

But for now lets get into today’s blog post, today I wanted to talk about facial rollers! Lately this has been a very popular skincare tool that pretty much everyone is using right now and I thought this would make a great post. Being a graduate from the spa industry these posts are just my thing and exciting to talk about also. So first off what is a facial roller? Facial rollers are used to enhance the blood circulation on the skin, and this also then helps products more absorb into the skin. And this also help reduce puffiness on the the face for example under the eyes. The jade rollers reduces the puffiness and inflammation in the skin, the other benefits from the rollers are brighting, tighting and help with the fine lines on your face.

Using a jade roller can help with a lot of benefits as in releasing tension on our face, using the roller can promote the circulation. Promoting regular circulation in the face can help with firmness and plumping of the skin. Also adding this to your regular skin care reg-min can help your skincare products soak in more into your skin and actually work better then just applying them to your face as usual. As a esthetican myself I have never tried out the facial roller, as another way other then using a facial roller you can also do lymphatic drainage. This also helps with blood circulation in the face, lymphatic drainage is a soothing and relaxing massage. This massage uses effective motions to reduce swelling. I have personally tried this massage and absolutely love it its really relaxing in my opinion, but would I personally spend money often to get this procedure done no but it is something now and then id spend on then using an roller myself.

Reading about this facial roller I personally would give it a try, it cant hurt. Also I feel if it gives off the same results as going to a spa and getting a facial massage that personally is saving money now and then in my opinion. I feel like using this can give me more results in my cleansing routine, and also step up my results as in penetrating my products more but I feel like personally its not a magic roller. Sometimes going to a spa and spending the money is worth it then a “do it at home” re gamin. One thing a facial roller cannot do is increase collagen production, facial massaging stimulates the facial muscles and brings the blood flow and oxygen to that area.

My question is, is a facial roller worth the hype? Does it give any results? If anyone has tried a facial roller how was your experience? I personally want to give it a try and give my feedback and review on it. I know everyone experience will be different because we all have different skin types and were all different ages so of course it would be different. But thank you all for reading my first blog post back from my mini break I have been having, I hope you all have a great rest of your Monday!

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post! Happy Tuesday I hope everyone weekend went well? I sadly had to schedule Monday post for today because of mom life taking over on Sunday, that I honestly forgot to plan and schedule my post. Sunday was simply not my dad it was super busy, but I am happy I got it up now. For today’s blog post I wanted to do an review on the Fenty foundation. I wanted to give my honest opinion on the product since I’ve got to use it a couple times now.

Awhile back I purchased the Fenty Beauty pro filter soft matte long wear foundation, it’s known for a soft matte build-able coverage. Also comes in 50 shades, I have purchased the colour 410. I wanted to give this foundation a try due to me loving the Fenty glosses and the foundation seemed light, also this foundation was matte and am a sucker for matte foundations. I also saw how it was for combination skin types which I am so I decided why not? I purchased the colour in 410 because my skin number I got matched with matched me with that and I saw it somewhat matched my skin tone. Despite it chose that colour I feel like it’s not exactly my skin shade to get it to blend well I have to buff it out a couple times. I also found the shade really bright and comes off really yellow and to tell you the truth I hate foundations that come off with a strong yellow undertone, I find those are the ones that leave you with the “mask” look. The foundation felt light and I found it did give a matte finish, and little goes a long way. I overall ended up somewhat disliking but I feel it was more to Sephora recommending the wrong shade but I feel like it’s because it’s the closest shade to me. I usually use to highlight areas on my face, other then that it’s pretty much less used. I wouldn’t say the foundation is awful but I am currently not loving how this shade blends with me, if this is the only shade for me I don’t see myself using this foundation.

Thanks for reading my review, if you’ve have purchased this foundation what are your thoughts on it? Is it your fav? I love to hear your thoughts, next planned blog post will be up Wednesday at 9am EST!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Happy Thursday I hope everyone week is going well, for today’s blog post i wanted to share my kids thrift haul in review of some recent purchases I did and how the whole trip went. So funny story my at the time three month old needed a new swing and my mom decided me and my husband to go to ” Once upon a child” a thrift store in Toronto for kids and babies and sell our old one and buy a new used one from there.

I was so hesitant on this because to be honest I am not much of a thrifting person, I never have for me or my oldest most of her clothing comes from zara. So me and my husband get there and I start looking around and omg guys I start getting carried away and picking up items. I have so far made about two trips so far or three and I have bought so much items that came up to about $70.00 CAD, that is about the same amount for three items i buy at zara.

I swear it has became an obsession for me because now whenever I get money that’s all I think about thrifting. I am happy for the least I gave something a try and stepped out my comfort zone, now don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with thrift stores but that was the first time I ever really been in one. For my overall experience it was great, the clothing most is new and the ones used is actually not to bad looking you cant really tell for the most that they are used. The service I had was okay I received great service the only thing I think that part of their service that is not so good is how much they give you in selling. It seems what you give to sell they dont pay you as much as what the item may cost, I have picked up some designer clothes from there and they didn’t cost much seriously i paid for some for about $5.00 CAD.

I know it is a thrift store and the whole idea is buying a lot for less but if I paid for an item for a lot I would want at least a decent amount of money back. Another down side was that they sell a lot of cute clothes from newborn till about 3 years and I noticed for my oldest daughter which she is about 5 going on 6 they didn’t have good clothes to me for her age. Pretty much what id buy there for her is about dresses and pj’s. The items I did get were some dresses for my oldest because it was all I can find that i liked, and for my four month old I got some cute shorts for her and some cute outfits I got to find a good decent amount of clothes. My most favourite items from both of them if I had to chose would be one of the dress from my oldest and this cute jeans jacket I found for my youngest. Overall I would say I am now a 100% thrift shopper, I know for sure ill be spending a lot of time there. Thanks for reading, because of a busy day yesterday I did not get to post yesterday I hate when I have to switch up the schedule due to a busy week but I am happy I at least got to get it up today. Monday usual post will be up at 9am EST time for sure, have a great rest of your Thursday!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s weekend went well? Last Wednesday I put out a blog post on how I organise my blog posts and I decided to now do an update post on all the apps i basically use for blogging and what I use them for. From since the last post I have used different and new apps that really help me a lot and this can maybe help you out so lets get right on into it!

Plann

So the first app we will be looking into is plann, this app is made to help plan and organise your Instagram postings before uploading them to your Instagram. This app is a huge life saver for me and I pretty much use it all the time, it helps me plan out and upload everything I want to it so I can plan out a whole week of Instagram uploads to post. This app also helps me keep my Instagram colour scheme I want and not post something that doesn’t go with my colours I have going already.

Canva

Next is canva, almost every blogger probably knows canva. This app is like one of the top must haves for a blogger, this app is for designing. I use this app for designing all my blog covers and Instagram story graphics etc. This app pretty much goes hand and hand with Pinterest because this is what everyone is using to make their blog pins.

Pinterest

Ok, so everyone has Pinterest ! I always had a Pinterest account way back and pin and bit here and there but never really focused on Pinterest and all what it does until now. I am fully in the Pinterest obsession now, I am now making use of Pinterest for my blog, I am still trying to get my Pinterest strategy and see what works for me but so far so good. I must say Pinterest is like the best yes for getting your blog noticed getting whole loads of traffic but a huge frustration if you ask me.

VSCO

Most people use VSCO, I only mostly use this app to whiten my backgrounds in my photos for my Instagram. This app is really great for overall photo editing I would recommend it for blogging, but overall I use this app only for background whitening.

Preview is pretty much another Plann, it helps organise and help sort and plan out everything you would like to post before uploading your photo. I love using this app for photo editing, if you are looking for an app that can help with colour coordinating your Instagram and making a colour scheme I highly recommend this app. It also helps you with your stats for Instagram you would just have to connect your account.

Tailwind is an app that I just started using, I am still trying to understand it and figure out how this whole app works. But I love using this app to organise and plan and schedule my pinterest postings. I also connected my Instagram account but I dont find it helpful for Instagram just because I have another way of posting my Instagram. This app has help me gain loads of monthly viewers to my pinterest account over night just by planning and scheduling postings for over night. I am still trying to understand and build with tailwind tribes, and find a strategy that works best for me. If you do not have tailwind I would recommend getting it, it is a huge help for pinterest gaining huge amounts of traffic. Hopefully this post has helped with maybe adding something new to your blogging, I hope I somewhat explained how all these apps work. Sorry for todays late posting ( life has taken over) next post will be up Wednesday at 9am EST.