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I went to Trader Joe’s and here is what I bought

I went to Trader Joe’s and here is what I bought

There are many benefits to living in Canada. Unfortunately, there isn’t any locations of the much-hyped grocery store, Trader Joe’s, here in the great white north. But I am a Canadian in a border town. There is a Trader Joe’s location not TOO far from […]

What I wore in Iceland

What I wore in Iceland

With a name like Iceland, you’d expect a bit of cool weather on a trip there. We went in October, which is considered the off-season. The temperature usually ranges around 2 and 7 degrees Celsius. It’s cool, verging on cold, especially in the evenings. With […]

Sephora Haul – February 2020

Sephora Haul – February 2020

I’ve had a pretty crazy 2020 so far. Because I’m very good at justifying things to myself, I thought my hard work so far this year deserved a treat in the form of a trip (online) to Sephora.

Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation in L40

I love BITE Beauty products. I was really excited to see that they were coming out with a foundation. The foundation had some great reviews and it’s described as “A clean, long-wearing foundation with gentle micellar technology that mimics skin texture for a natural, flawless finish.” It has medium coverage, and it’s made for all skin types.

I prefer a more light-wearing foundation, and I don’t usually opt for anything super full-coverage. I don’t have the best skin around, but I just don’t like the feeling of a full-coverage foundation, and I don’t think they look particularly good on my skin.

I think the BITE foundation is a really good fit for me. I like the feeling of it, and it has the perfect amount of coverage for me. I do have to go over it with a beauty blender for it all to sink it. It does have a scent, so beware of that if you are sensitive to scents. There is a good variety of shades so you will probably be able to find one that matches you.

It’s worn pretty well – and I’ve been testing it through some pretty harsh conditions (you’ve got to love working outside in the Canadian winter!)

Check out my post about all of the BITE Beauty products I’ve tried here, and my trip to the BITE Beauty Lip Lab here.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Mini

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice setting spray, and I haven’t found one I love yet. The Christmas ornament version of the cult fav All Nighter setting spray was on sale so I thought it was worth a shot.

Even though it was the mini version, it didn’t have that much less product than the drug store ones I had been using. So I feel like the value is pretty decent.

I like the spray too. It has a nice even spritz. I do think it improves the wear of my makeup throughout the day.

Stila Beauty Boss Gloss in Elevator Pitch

I got this trial size lip gloss by using a code on the Sephora website. It’s described as a sheer peach duo-chrome with fire opal shimmer lip gloss.

I wasn’t overly excited about this, I don’t reach for gloss a lot. Also, it seemed pretty glittery. I actually love this product and have been reaching for it a lot. It’s a perfect gloss on its own. It’s not too sticky and it has a nice scent.

Beauty Blender THE LEVELER Pore Minimizing Primer

I used 100 points to pick up this VERY TINY primer sample. I was kind of surprised at just how small it was. For the product itself, I like it. I know not everyone cares for a pore-filling primer, but I can get down with them. In my opinion, this is the nicest pore-filling primer I’ve used.

Check out my other hauls here.

Repurposed Chocolately Pretzels

Repurposed Chocolately Pretzels

I love a good party mix. How could you not with the delicious combination of salty goodness. The only thing I don’t like in the mix is pretzels. I always take them out. It’s not that I am vehemently against pretzels. I just don’t want […]

What I’ve been watching this week – February 11

What I’ve been watching this week – February 11

Cheer Cheer is the latest Netflix show to take the world by storm. I knew I would like it – I love cheerleading stuff, although I was never one. It just takes me a while to get into these things. I am really enjoying it […]

Indeed Labs Skincare Review

Indeed Labs Skincare Review

I received these products complimentary for review from Indeed Labs and Topbox Circle.

I’ve been trying to get more into skincare. I currently have combination skin, with some dry patches and I still deal with breakouts. I was really excited about the products I received from Indeed Labs.

Here is what I got:

Exfoliator II

‘Exfoliator II is a highly concentrated facial powder exfoliator packed with a unique combination of enzymatic exfoliating actives that work together to gently, yet effectively remove dead skin cells, deeply clean and unclog pores, and improve skin texture as it cleans. Harnessing the power of pineapple enzymes, rice bran extract and hyaluronic acid, exfoliator II delivers superior skin resurfacing benefits while instantly brightening and restoring skin’s natural radiance.’

I was really excited to try a powder exfoliator. I think this one was a nice introduction. It wasn’t harsh at all, and it did leave my skin feeling smoother. I’m looking forward to continuing to use this.

noAcid Pads

‘A non-acid based exfoliator that exfoliates, retexturizes and revitalizes the skin. Powered by active probiotics and natural extracts from yarrow and Japanese cedar buds, noAcid pads gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and strengthen the skin’s barrier function for a more radiant and even complexion.’

I have used exfoliating pads like this before, and I think this is my preferred method of exfoliating. It makes me feel more like it’s doing something? I really liked these pads and would consider replacing them when they run out.

Clearify Facial Oil

‘By harnessing the power of natural extracts from the Ginger family and the Japanese Lotus Flower, clearify facial oil gets straight to the root of the problem and controls oil. While these powerful actives effectively balance oil levels, salicylic acid works to exfoliate dead skin cells to dissolve skin debris – keeping pores clear and clean! These pore purifying and clarifying ingredients are combined with Argan Oil, a lightweight and non-comedogenic oil, to leave skin deeply moisturised, nourished and smooth, but never greasy – exactly what inflamed, acne-prone skin needs!’

This is my favourite of the products I was sent. I thought the Clearify Facial Oil was a really nice product. It helped fight breakouts and I’ve definitely noticed less spots since using it. I was worried that the salicylic acid would add to my dry spots, as I’ve had issues with that in the past and it did not. I thought it was very moisturizing as well.

Nanoblur Colour Corrector in Peach

‘Formulated with a peach colour-neutralizing pigment that works to instantly cancel out darkness, reduce the appearance of under-eye dark circles and brighten skin’s complexion while locking in moisture and giving your skin an even texture and a smooth, velvety finish. This lightweight formula is easy to blend and sheer enough to be worn alone.’

I didn’t find this product to have much of and impact in either direction. It was fine. It felt nice on my face. I just didn’t really feel like it did much for lessening my dark circles.

January Reads

January Reads

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 4.5/5 Stars In the latest offering from the writing duo Christina Lauren, the frequently unlucky Olive ends up taking her twin sister’s honeymoon due to an extreme illness that took over her and her beau’s entire wedding. The catch? She […]

Boxycharm January 2020

Boxycharm January 2020

After seeing the spoilers, I thought I would sign up for Boxycharm for the month of January. I thought I’d be pretty satisfied with any of the variations I was seeing online. Plus, they had a pretty good sign up deal with a few free […]

What I’ve been watching this week – January 29

What I’ve been watching this week – January 29

The Circle UK

After watching The Circle US on Netflix and really digging it, I thought I should jump into the UK version. I started with season 2 because I was told it was the most similar to the US version.

I am LOVING it. It has everything I felt like I was missing from the US version. The cast is amazing. I love them a lot. It has the charm of a British show that I can’t get enough of. It’s a great season so far.

Pointless

I’ve moved on from just watching Pointless Celebrity to watch regular Pointless and I cannot stop watching it. I love the game. It makes me laugh. I am obsessed with it.

Vanderpump Rules

I think we are 3 or 4 episodes into this season of Vanderpump rules and I just don’t know guys. I am tired of Stassi mentioning ranch. I am tired of Jax being Jax. It makes no sense to me why the Toms can’t take responsibility for their own stuff. Tom Sandoval should apologize! He is in the wrong! Stop being so prideful!!!!

The Bachelor

This season of the Bachelor feels like it’s been on forever!! It has had a level of drama that I don’t feel like we’ve had for quite a few seasons. The women seem to be petty and none of it is making and sense, and Peter doesn’t seem to understand how to control any of it. He is being swayed too much by everyone. Poor Peter.

Last week Kemi from Big Brother 21 joined us on the podcast and she was great, check out the episode here. Check out our thoughts on the latest episode here.

What I’ve been watching this week – January 14

What I’ve been watching this week – January 14

The Circle I didn’t have high hopes for The Circle, but I found myself very excited for the next set of episodes to drop. Sure, some of it feels a little cheesy. But, I’ve been having a great time watching it. I love being able […]