Monday, July 26, 2021

review: revolution forever dynamic ambient eyeshadow palette


Revolution is a brand that has been around for awhile. Where I live? It has only been in stores for the last year or two. (Though back in 2018, I ordered The Emily Edit collection from their website. Those items are still favourites...and I even repurchased The Needs Palette!) Since most of my experiences with the brand have been favourable, it made sense to leave the drugstore with a new eyeshadow palette in hand. While there were many items in the Revolution display that were tempting, ultimately, it was the Forever Dynamic Ambient Eyeshadow Palette that won out. Want to take a look inside? See how the eyeshadows perform? Here is everything you need to know about this drugstore makeup item. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

current obsession: dr. seuss sketchers sneakers

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

There are so many iconic Dr. Seuss quotes. Some make you laugh, others make you think, and some put things into perspective. Like many others, Dr. Seuss books and characters have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have memories of my mom reading different books to my siblings and I before bed. Of my brother's obsession with "Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!" and our jokes about being Thing 1 and Thing 2. (My brother and I are twins.) Of watching "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" on VHS over and over again. There is definitely a place in my heart for the characters and the world that Dr. Seuss created. So, imagine my surprise when my mom gifted me a brand new pair of sneakers. Not just ordinary sneakers, but Dr. Seuss inspired sneakers. These Sketchers sneakers have absolutely been elevating my outfits lately. I have been trying to have a little more fun with fashion lately. Forget structured skirts and ruffled blouses. Right now, my style is all about fun and whimsy. And these shoes are the perfect way to embrace that playfulness. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

mini hot topic haul (sailor moon + new accessories)

Honestly? I had no intention of heading back to the local mall. At least not for a little while! Despite the fact that the world seems to be opening back up (bit by bit)....my comfort level isn't really there yet. That being said, my mom had a few returns that were long overdue thanks to the shutdowns, and she asked me to come with her while she handled them. So, back I went to the mall. There was a short line outside of Hot Topic and the temptation won out. As a lover of band t-shirts, television merchandise, and nostalgic items, Hot Topic is one of my all-time favourite places to be. It is a store that I have been unable to enter since late 2020, either due to shutdowns, an unwillingness to leave the house, or massive lineups. Heading back inside was a very exciting moment. I tried to make the process short and sweet, since there were still a handful of people waiting outside, but I was able to snag a few items that were on my wish list. Ready to take a look? Here is my mini Hot Topic haul.

stay stylish with allaboutsuit

Something strange happened yesterday. My husband and I received a wedding invitation in the mail. Can you believe it? A wedding invitation! It has been a very long time since anything like that ended up in our mailbox, thanks to the pandemic. Everything was either cancelled or put on hold. Though there are still a lot of variables to consider when it comes to the event itself...it certainly signals a shift of sorts. That shift also means a suit will be needed for future events. So it is time to look into some possibilities. Are you in the same boat? Have you started to receive invitations for special events? Then allaboutsuit may be your best bet - and mine as well! This fashion retailer has a wide variety of suits that are ideal for many occasions. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

barbie inspired makeup look (high end and drugstore products)

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Some days, the inspiration comes from an old-school music video and other times, it comes from a celebrity snap on social media. Most recently? I was inspired by the icon herself...Barbie. It is no secret that Barbie has been part of my life for a very long time. (Take a peek at my review of the Pur x Barbie collection for more on that.) I love that Barbie can be so many things to so many people. Personally, when I think about Barbie, I think about the colour pink. So I tried to create a wearable makeup look that incorporated lots and lots of pink coloured products. Want to see the finished look? Find out more about the products used? Here is a Barbie inspired makeup look using both high end and drugstore items. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

review: makeup by mario (master metallics eyeshadow palette)

Makeup by Mario is a brand to look out for. Mario Dedivanovic is a well-known and beloved makeup artist who has been making waves with beauty retailers lately. His Makeup by Mario line was released last year and the initial launch focused primarily on eye products. Since then, all sorts of cheek and face sculpting products have been added to the line, but today it is all about the eyes. A little while ago, some of the Makeup by Mario palettes were added to my makeup collection. (Check out that mini haul here.) Now? It is time for a full review of the Master Metallics Eyeshadow Palette. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

high end sample review (elizabeth arden, dior, benefit and more)

Few things excite me the way that beauty samples do. There is something so fun about being able to test and try different things....for free! It is a wonderful way to determine what is worth purchasing in future and what should be skipped. These samples have been sitting around for a little while and I am finally putting them to the test. There are loads of high end samples from Elizabeth Arden, Benefit, Dior and more. It is time to take a closer look at each product and find out whether it is worth looking into a full-sized version. Here are mini reviews of some high end samples....