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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!

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. Happy Monday! I am so happy I will get this week to have a bit of relaxation due to my daughter being on spring break. This gives me more time to work on my blog and do more Pinterest, I am officially on the Pinterest obsession. For today’s blog post I am finally doing my review for my Huda beauty foundation and the Morphe palette I got awhile back. I wanted to use these products a couple times before having my thought on these products.

So I got the Huda beauty faux filter foundation, I have been dying to try this foundation out. I have heard really good things about this product and also all the tutorial video have pulled me in. This foundation is full coverage foundation, it has 30 shades it’s a natural finish and this foundation is for combination to oily skin type. I so far absolutely love this foundation it is now my top foundation, I have been using it every time I been doing my make up. It does what it says it has the best coverage and it feels hydrating on my skin, it blends in so well. I love how gives off a smooth silky look and I find it holds up a good time throughout the day. I would honestly purchase this again and again, the first time I used this foundation I did end up breaking out but I would not say maybe it was the foundation I honestly do not know if it was but I still would purchase this. I would love to try the primer with this product, I might just end up giving it a try and see how well they work together. Overall this was a well worth buy, I would consider you all giving this product a try if you haven’t!

The next product I got was the Morphe (just noticed I have totally been spelling the name wrong) 9B bronzed babe eye shadow palette. I am not a person to wear eye shadow but I automatically fell in love with this palette as son as I seen it on Sephora. This palette has nine creamy shimmering shades, it has very pigmented shades which is what made me party fall in love with this product. Most palettes I have used over the years the colours haven’t been very pigmented and that is one of the biggest disappointments. So far using the palette I have nothing bad to say, the colours show up well and blend well also. I know one of the hardest problems for me was finding palettes that have a good amount of shades that will look good with my tone of skin and this does the job! I honestly love a good neutral tones and bronze tones anything that is more in the fall scheme which this palette is. 

 

If I had to purchase this product again I would honestly purchase it again, it is the first palette I dont regret purchasing. The colours are true to tone as online, and I also love the packaging also. I was not disappointed in this shopping trip, I would recommend you all to go check that palette out. And that is my honest review on these products, thanks to you all for taking time for reading my thoughts. I hope this review helped on your thoughts on these products or even brand, look out for my next post which will be up Wednesday at 9am EST time.

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday so far? For today’s blog post I am going to talk about my 5 top current favourite fashion pieces I use almost all the time with whatever I wear. Either its all or some and this is my current for the season, some of these pieces I could probably use past winter also.

So my first two pieces I am in love with and pretty much am using all the time during the winter season is my zara belted fur coat and my fashion drug inspired Luis vutton backpack purse. I absolutely love this coat I did a post about it awhile back because my husband got this for me right before I gave birth to my second daughter and from then I pretty much am wearing this jacket if the weather inst too bad.

The bag is my top current go to bag, I pretty much use this bag for every outfit I wear from relaxed to chic. I realised this bag is actually a great winter season piece, this is because I hate using certain bags in the winter to me it’s just a hassle and this is more a handbag but a backpack kind of way. Another reason I love this bag is because you can switch around the handles anyway you like! I purchased this item in the fall on Fashion Drug, which is a site that sells Inspired designers bags. The last time I checked the bag is still there but I believe it will soon be gone due to them introducing a new collection.

Another item that is part of my top favourite is a current new purchase. I haven’t got to wear them yet but am already so in love with them! My snakeskin sneakers from Zara, these shoes were getting sold out quick I am lucky I got to purchase them last minute. I tried these on and they feel super comfy I just hope it isn’t a hassle breaking them in. I am not sure if they are still online but they could be. This next piece is something I would so pair with my sneakers which is my Zara leather jacket, if am not wearing my fur jacket I’d most likely be wearing this one. My husband bought me this one about two years ago now and that’s another reason I absolutely love this jacket. It’s super comfy pretty thick and a great piece to have in the closet. My last item would probably be my black borg fur coat, yes another coat. I never noticed but I guess I’ve been loving a lot of coats this season, I love wearing this piece when it comes to more relaxed looks and I don’t want to dress up too much. I purchased this from Forever 21 online I find that it’s more easier to shop online when it comes to forever 21. These are all my top 5 favourite pieces that are in my closet, I for now can’t wear an outfit without at least one or more of them incorporated in them. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, happy Monday! Look out for Wednesday blog post at 9am EST time.

Good morning everyone, welcome back to another blog post. Happy Monday back to a whole new week, I hope everyone morning is going good so far? I noticed I haven’t been doing much make up haul or posts lately and I want to start posting more posts related to beauty for the next upcoming weeks. I decided to do a post on my current favourite lip products I am loving so far, I am so obsessed with these products I am using these four for pretty much every make up look I do. The first three I am obsessed with is from the Fenty beauty line, I am loving the glosses and lipstick. I love the texture and how it feels I first bought the shimmering rose nude loved that and had to try the diamond milk one. I was first hesitant to buying it because I honestly thought it would be like all the other clear glosses but I decided to give it a try, it was more like a last minute quick pick up purchase. But to be honest I love it as much as the fenty glow one it is pretty much the same result I love how it just looks on me. One of the things I love about the fenty beauty line is that the beauty products she makes is for all skin tones and women everywhere, and that is one thing the beauty industry needs more for women. As a women of colour one of the hard things for me when it comes to buying products especially either foundation or lip shades is that its hard for me to find ones that match or go with me perfectly. This is a brand I would continually buy from, I haven’t tried wearing it over other lip shades I usually just wear it alone.

The next product shown that I love is the Blackup gloss, I got this on sale but sadly I found out that it is not for sale on the Sephora site anymore and I am not sure if it would be back. So backup is a brand dedicated to women of colour and it was developed by women of colour and it caters to women of darker skin tones. This is one of the reasons why I fell in love with this product it does what the brand says, this gloss looks so good on me it blends in so well with my skin tone. The gloss is kind of like a clear gloss with a nude undertone it carries different under tone colours, so you can get a rose tone or a more brown tone and etc that is the best way I can explain since I cant bring it up on sephora. The gloss doesn’t come off to sticky the only issue is that when used it sometimes comes out separated from the colour so sometimes clear gloss comes out first then it coming out together.

So those are so far all and current favourite lip products am using when doing my make up. I do not want to go further in more detail with these because i just currently did a Sephora review post on my blog and I did go through these products already. But I wanted to do a separate post on what am currently loving at the moment for winter, if you haven’t tried fenty yet I recommend you do I can not find one thing I dont like. And if you are a women of colour and find it hard like me finding shades that go with your skin tone there is your brand, even if you are not of colour you can also check out the brand they have other products pretty much any one of any shade can still use. That is it for today’s post like & comment i love hearing from you all my next post will be up Wednesday at 3pm Toronto time lol, I am so happy I am finally on a posting schedule!

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to another blog post, I hope everyone day is going great so far. I am back with another blog post I have got to lately get time to work on my blog posts, I feel like a weight has been lifted off to be honest. I always get a bit upset when am behind and set back on my posts because of course being a mommy comes first. One of my top resolutions was to try and put in more work into my blogging and so far that hasn’t been happening, but hopefully I still try and not give up. So for today blog post is a haul on a bunch of cute kid buys I got lately. Its a bit a lot because I’ve been behind on my buys, and of course most of pretty much all is from zara. Zara started having their sale from since around last week of December till now, I swear this has been the longest sale they ever had that I know of. These are the cute buys that was picked up, all of them was reasonable priced. I cant complain their usual price is pretty expensive somewhat for “kid clothes”, sometimes I have to slow down on my purchases because the total comes down to be ridiculous.

The two cartoon shirts in the middle I purchased for my daughter, I saw them in the zara boys area. I dont really pick up boy clothes for my daughter by sometimes zara boy section has some cute picks and if it looks unisex I buy it. All items I get for my daughter I buy in a age six years or seven, this is because sadly the downfall of zara clothes is the fabric it is made out of but if washed in I believe warm or hot water they tend to shrink. I went through this a lot for awhile because it took me awhile to catch on that it was the fabric the problem, and they need to be washed in cold. But I still wash them in warm and they dont shrink that much I believe what shrank it a lot was the dryer. But she still has alot of surviving clothes so am starting to get the hand of it of how to handle the clothes. The last picture is a pair of cute grey wide leg pants with an cute grey bodysuit, I paired these two together. Sadly she cant wear the grey pants yet due to this awful weather (we are in winter) and we just literally got snow. So some of these clothes are put on the back burner for now.

I absolutely love this pink biker jacket as soon as it was out I have been eyeing it for the longest time, as soon as I saw it was part of the sale I just had to purchase it for my daughter. Shes five years old but I purchased an age seven, zara goes by age not particularly by sizes. But that is all the purchases my daughter got I will be having more haul to come sorry if this was pretty quick, I do have one for myself to be posted soon. Remember to comment & like I love hearing from you all.