Tuesday, July 30, 2019

huda beauty neon obsessions palette (review)

Neon is always a good idea. Especially during the summer months, which are often filled with sunshine and whimsy. This is the time of year where it is acceptable to go bolder and brighter. While there are many ways to do that with fashion (find out how you can do that here and here)....makeup is another way to embrace colour. On that note! Huda Beauty launched their collection of neon inspired palettes this summer. Talk about perfect timing. At the last Sephora VIB Rouge Event, I picked up the Neon Obsessions palette in Neon Green. Curious about this new Huda Beauty palette? Keep reading to check out a full review, eyeshadow swatches, and a colourful makeup look.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

does it work?? makeup eraser (review)

Makeup removal can be quite a process. A messy, time consuming process, and sometimes expensive process. There are oil-based removers, cold creams, facial wipes, and a million other removal-based products. Typically, my routine includes Simple Sensitive Skin Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes - or the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover for waterproof or stubborn products. A little while ago, I was given The Original MakeUp Eraser. Immediately, I was intrigued. If it worked, this product had the potential to save me money on removal products and make my life a whole lot easier. So...did it work? Is this my new holy grail makeup remover? Here is everything you need to know about The Original MakeUp Eraser.

Friday, July 26, 2019

finding your signature summer style

The summer months are pretty amazing. Not only are there blue skies at every turn…. but the season allows you to totally change your look. Do you normally stick to sophisticated pieces? Dark colours? Heavy fabrics? Embracing the unfamiliar always seems simpler once the summertime rolls around. I’m talking seasonal staples, trendy pieces, and celebrity inspiration. Are you looking to cement your own signature style this summer? Here are just a few fabulous options to consider.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

four dresses to inspire your next look

Has your summer been busy so far? Chances are, you have lots of things jotted down in your planner for the remainder of the summer....and the months that follow. Having lots of plans can be really exciting. Especially when you have the perfect outfit to wear. There is nothing more stressful than scrambling the night before an event or activity and realizing you have absolutely nothing suitable in your closet. The secret is to plan ahead. Start looking into special event dresses now to avoid feeling frazzled down the road. Here are a few dresses to help spark a little inspiration. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

simple ways to save money on makeup

Makeup is wonderful. It allows us to channel our creativity and express ourselves in bold, exciting, and unique ways. Unfortunately, it can be an expensive hobby. An eyeliner here. A concealer there. Before you know it, your wallet is empty but your makeup collection is oh-so-full. It doesn't have to be this way. You can still enjoy using makeup and testing new products...without completely draining your bank account. There are in fact, several ways to save money on future beauty purchases. Here are a few to keep in mind.

Monday, July 22, 2019

alyssa edwards eyeshadow palette (review + makeup looks)

"Back rolls?!" That was the moment. The moment my obsession with Alyssa Edwards skyrocketed to a whole other level of fandom. In case you aren't a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race (and haven't yet binged watched Dancing Queens on Netflix), Alyssa Edwards is a charismatic performer. She is known for her over the top pageant drag style as well as her skills as a dancer/teacher. More recently, she has become known for her Anastasia Beverly Hills collaboration. This high end brand teamed up with Alyssa (real name Justin Johnson) to release a colourful eyeshadow palette. Complete with bright pink packaging! Want to know if this palette is an essential? If it is worth the price tag? Here is everything you need to know about the limited edition Alyssa Edwards palette.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

charmed aroma strawberry champagne candle review + earrings set

The fact that a Charmed Aroma store opened in my local mall this past spring has made my life difficult. Mostly, because I want to buy candles. All of them. Currently, I am on an all out candle ban (which is entirely self imposed) until I use up a good chunk of my candle collection. That being said, there is one Charmed Aroma candle that I purchased a while back and finally am able to write about. I held off on lighting it for a little while because I wanted to use up some other candles first. Though I confess, it was hard to be patient, knowing there was a mix and match earring set awaiting me. Now that the candle is well underway and the earrings have been uncovered, I wanted to do a little candle review. Here is everything you need to know about Strawberry Champagne.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

review: silk'n titan (skin tightening and lifting)

When it comes to skin care, I'm a stop and start kind of girl. I'll find something that I like, use it for a week or two, and then slowly forget about my newly established routine. Since consistency is the most important aspect of skin care...this is an issue. So, when the Silk'n entered my life, I was a little nervous. Would I be able to follow through with the recommended ten weeks without stopping and starting. Guess what? I did. It took a lot of concentrated effort. In fact, I scheduled time with my Silk'n Titan device twice a week in my planner for ten weeks. Whether you are someone with excellent skin care follow through or you're a little less consistent (like me) it is still possible to put the Silk'n to use - and experience all the benefits.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

the sunshine blogger award

All I can say is thank you! Recently, I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by the incredible Maritime Mama. I used to see a lot of blogging awards being passed around but it's been a while. So, I am truly honoured to have been considered and be able to share this with other wonderful bloggers. Though there are many positive aspects of blogging...the sense of community is one of the best. That makes this award extra special. Thank you again to Maritime Mama for the nomination.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

your guide to summer sandals

It is officially sandal season. Heavy boots and bulky shoes are long gone and have been replaced with open toe heels, super cute sandals, and all sorts of fashionable footwear. Are you ready to embrace must have seasonal shoes? Then take a look at your closet. There are four distinct sandal types you'll want to have on hand. Each one will help you achieve fabulous summer style. These shoes are wonderful because of their versatility. Pair them with cut off shorts, skinny jeans, skater skirts, and everything in between. Excited? Good. This is your guide to must have summer sandals.

how to save money on beautiful dresses

It's amazing how quickly it adds up. You want to look your best for a special event or a night out...and before long you have shelled out hundreds and hundreds of dollars. It doesn't have to be that way. Believe it or not, there are many easy ways to save money and still look good. One of the best areas to save some cash is on your dress. Whether you are looking for a dress for a wedding, a girls night, or a special dance, it is always possible to save, save, and save some more. There are many cheap prom dresses online. They come in a variety of colours (from neutral to bold and standout colours) and lengths. You can also find different cuts, styles, and details. That's right...just because you want to save some money on your dress doesn't mean you have to sacrifice what you want.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

bridesmaid dresses guaranteed to wow

Weddings, weddings, weddings. It seems that my life lately is all weddings all the time. Either I am attending one or I am in the midst of planning for an upcoming wedding. Many of my friends (or my husbands friends) are tying the knot either this summer or next. That means dresses are always on my mind. Sound familiar? Maybe your life also seems to be wedding focused these days. It could be that your own wedding is in the not so distant future or perhaps you will be a bridesmaid sometime soon. If so, be sure to look into cheap bridesmaid dresses. Just because the day is special doesn't mean you need to drain your bank account to look good.

Friday, July 12, 2019

hard candy body luminizers (review + video)

Who doesn't love a little sparkle and shine? If you've been reading the creation of beauty is art. for a while...chances are you know all about my love affair with glitter. (I even dedicated an entire week of posts to glitter, glitter, and more glitter.) Knowing this, it stands to reason that the Hard Candy Body Luminizer line caught my eye at the drugstore recently. There were two options: the Just Glow! All Over Body Luminizer and the traditional Just Glow! Body Luminizer. Unsure of which I wanted most, impulsively I opted to pick up both. Find out how each one of these summer beauty items perform and see them in action.

get inspired by these gorgeous gowns

Weddings are a special time for all involved. Now that the weather is warm and sunny (most of the time), more and more weddings are taking place. I can personally attest to this! More recently, the majority of my weekends have been spent at weddings. Whether you are the bride to be, a wedding guest, or a member of the bridal party...the dress you choose matters. It is a special day, after all. That means putting on a dress that dazzles and strutting your stuff. If your budget is a concern, breathe easy. You don't need to sacrifice incredible fashion forward style. Simply look at all of your options. For instance, you can find beautiful wholesale wedding dresses online. Additionally, you can also find the ultimate dress if you are attending the festivities. Whatever you need for the event, it certainly won't take long for you to choose the perfect gown.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

find a fabulous homecoming dress

A great dress goes a long way. It can take you from special event to special event...and boost your confidence in the process. Though there are millions of dresses in the world (in stores and online) the only ones that really matter are the ones that make you feel good. Sometimes, it's the fit or cut of the dress that makes you feel good. Other times, it comes down to details like ruffles, sequins, or lace. It really depends on the event - and of course, your mood at the time. If you are looking for a special event dress that makes your confidence soar, consider a short sexy homecoming dress. With the summer temperatures on the rise, a shorter length will make you feel ultra comfortable. Plus the dramatic designs can help you feel fabulous, wherever you wear it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

eight years of the creation of beauty is art.

When I first opened the creation of  beauty is art. on July 10th, 2011....never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would still be writing, creating, and dreaming here in 2019. Originally, I opened this blog as a way to showcase my skills. I had just graduated from University (earning my Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Professional Writing with a minor in Creative Writing) and had absolutely no idea what to do next. I was applying for jobs but without an online body of work, it was difficult to get my foot in the door. So, feeling unsure about my future, I started this blog. That was eight years ago.

Monday, July 8, 2019

review: paris hilton cosmetics rosy garden set

Paris Hilton is a love her or hate her kind of celebrity. I personally adore her (and her makeup line) so it is no wonder I have added product after product after product to my makeup collection. More recently, I've been using the Rosy Garden Eye & Cheek Palette. It includes eyeshadows, highlight, blush, a mascara, and an eyeliner. There is certainly a lot going on inside and I am eager to share my thoughts about it all with you. Keep reading for a full review of this affordable makeup set.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

90s nostalgia concert + 90s inspired #OOTD

Ahh, the 90s. What a beautiful and simple time. In case you hadn't noticed, all things 90s are back again. From fashion to makeup to accessories and music....it's all nostalgia all the time. Quite frankly, that suits me just fine! Especially since a large chunk of the music I listen to and enjoy is from the 90s and 2000s. When I look back at that decade, I remember the innocence, the whimsy, and the upbeat music. Not to mention the blow up furniture, choose your own adventure books, and body glitter. Recently, I had the opportunity to go back. At least for an afternoon. Not too far from me there was a 90s nostalgia concert taking place. The line-up was impressive and boasted one of my all-time favourite bands. So of course, I had to be there.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

sephora haul: vib rouge event

Sephora is always alluring. The bright lights, the sweet scents, and of course, the rows upon rows of beauty items. It's pure bliss! I've been trying to limit my visits to this high-end store (because even though I adore it....my wallet does not) but when a VIB Rouge event happens, it's hard to say no. Especially when there are a couple of items on my makeup wish list. So, I went. I saw. I purchased. Here is a peek at the items I added to my makeup collection - and a look inside the VIB Rouge gift bag.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

makeup + beauty questions (inspired by justina's gems)

Everyone has their makeup memories. Recently, I was reading a post on Justina's Gems (a fabulous blog that I have been reading for a very long time) and it posed several questions to her readers. It was a Friday Chit-Chat Vol. 4 post and in it, there were seven beauty related questions. Inspired by these questions.... I decided to make my own blog post answering them. Please feel free to answer them yourself, either in the comment section or on your own blog, and be sure to check out Justina's Gems for lots of fabulous beauty and lifestyle related content.