Friday, May 7, 2021

does it work?? precision beauty retinol forehead mask

Forehead wrinkles. Ahh...how I loathe them! While most people develop wrinkles and lines over time, my forehead has had lines on it for as long as I can remember. Kids at school would scrunch up their foreheads and the lines would disappear as soon as they stopped. Mine didn't disappear. They were always visible. I don't know if the forehead lines are the result of my dry skin or genetics...but it is something that I have been self-conscious about for a very long time. Over the years, I have tried an awful lot. Moisturizers, lotions, serums, and everything in between. Nothing seems to make a significant or noticeable difference in the appearance of those forehead lines. No matter what I seem to do, they remain. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

love it or leave it? nicky hilton rothschild

Over the years, there have been numerous posts on the creation of beauty is art. dedicated to Paris Hilton. Thanks to her bold style and countless business ventures...there has been an awful lot to write about! But her sister, Nicky Hilton Rothschild is equally stylish and well-known. Recently, she was seen out on a coffee run in New York City wearing an eye-catching outfit. It immediately caught my attention thanks to the print and accessories. Was it a love it or leave it? Keep reading to find out. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

review: hard candy x marilyn monroe (silver screen palette)

It was a little over a year ago when the Hard Candy x Marilyn Monroe collection launched. I can still remember the excitement! I wanted absolutely everything. The packaging was adorable and the theme really stood out at the drugstore. Back then, several items were added to my shopping cart. (Take a look at them here.) What I didn't know then was that it would be a very long time before I set foot in another store. That was actually the last day that I was out and about before things shut down due to COVID-19. So, when I think about the Hard Candy x Marilyn Monroe collection...it is a little bittersweet for me. It reminds me of a time when life used to be normal. Recently, I was able to try out the Hard Candy x Marilyn Monroe Silver Screen Eyeshadow Palette from the line. Keep reading to find out how this drugstore palette performs.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

current favourite: paris hilton perfume (passport south beach)

Scents are powerful. Meaningful. Inspirational. There are some in my collection that are saved for special occasions, some that have special memories and some that are ideal for everyday wear. When it comes to Paris Hilton fragrances....there is a little bit of everything. "With Love" is a special occasion kind of scent. "Tease" has special memories. And the "Passport" line is more than suitable for everyday wear. Speaking of the "Passport" line of perfumes! One of my current favourites is South Beach. This is something that has been in my collection for years. It was originally released in 2010 and has been a fan favourite ever since. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

part two: beauty sample review (skin care, makeup, and more)

Are you ready for part two of this massive beauty sample review? Here goes! (In case you missed it, part one can be seen here.) After receiving lots and lots of skin care, makeup, beauty samples courtesy of the Mocktails, Makeup and a Movie event, I have been putting them to good use. There were some hits, some misses, and even a few in betweens. Keep reading to find out where the rest of these beauty products stack up. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

beauty sample review: skin care, makeup, and more (part one)

It seems like so long ago now...but the Mocktails, Makeup and a Movie event took place at the end of March. (In case you missed it, there was a post about the virtual event on the creation of beauty is art. You can read it here.) The event included a goodie bag overloaded with skin care, makeup, and beauty samples. As you can see from the picture above, there was an awful lot included. Everything from lashes to perfume samples and makeup wipes! I have been putting these products to good use lately. Here is part one of this mini beauty sample review.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

nostalgic hair accessories + spring beauty favourites

Scrunchies are nothing new. They were created in the late 1980s as an alternative to the harsher metal hair ties of the time that caused breakage. Since their creation....scrunchies have become an undeniable part of popular culture. More recently? Their popularity has soared. With everything old becoming new again (nostalgia from the 90s and 00s has taken over) it has never been easier to find these cute and comfortable hair accessories. There are so many to choose from! Different colours, prints, patterns, fabrics mean scrunchies can be paired with any and all outfits. More recently? I've been making the most of these nostalgic hair accessories. In fact, I wear them almost every single day! They effortlessly add a little colour to my life. Take a peek at my current favourite scrunchies and a video overloaded with lots and lots of spring beauty favourites.