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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July Haul


Friday, July 29, 2016

5 Ways To Revamp Your Blog



Do you ever get bored of layout or design of your blog? I do. I've changed my layout numerous times (more than I can count on one hand) in the past 5 months. I think I've finally found a layout that I like but sometimes I have to throw in something new to re-excite me! Here are a few things that I like to do from time to time to give my blog a little spruce-up.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Customize With Case App (+ Giveaway!)

I have been in complete awe over these products ever since I received them in the mail. Of course the products I'm talking about are my new iPhone case* & Macbook skin*. I was honoured when CaseApp  reached out to me to collaborate and choose/customize my own cases. Given the opportunity to choose two products, I opted for a Macbook skin in one of their many marble designs. The second was an iPhone case which I actually had the chance to create myself.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How To | Make 'That Time of the Month' Less Dreadful

I'm not the biggest fan of mother nature's monthly gift (I'm sure most of you girls aren't either). Actually one of my favourite things when I was pregnant was that I didn't get my period for 9 whole months. Ever since I got it back regularly, I've been trying to find ways to make it less of a drag. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Travel | Road Trip (Vlog) Part I

Here's the first part of a three part series. If you've been keeping up with me, then you probably read on my Summer Travel Makeup Bag post that I went on vacation. My family and I went on a road trip towards the eastern part of Canada. We passed by Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI, which was our final destination. The video is a compilation of scenery and activities that we did while on the road trip. Enjoy and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review | Vichy Ideal Body Line

Last month, I was sent three of Vichy's products from their Ideal Body Line. They couldn't have came at a better time since at the time, I was looking for new body care products. I took these products along with me on my two week long road trip and have currently been testing them out for over 3 weeks. Here is my experience and thoughts about these products:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Current Foundations on Rotation

If you read my July Goals, I mentioned that I wanted to start using some of my makeup products that found their way to the back of my makeup drawer and may have been forgotten. Part of that list are foundations. I didn't realize how many foundations I owned until I made the commitment to resurface some older products. I won't dare to bring out some of the thicker foundations until the season passes, so here are the lighter formulas that I have been using lately.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DIY: Fix Shattered Makeup

This has been long overdue but I finally got around to fixing my MAC Soft & Gentle highlighter that shattered on me more than a year ago. I didn't think I would ever use it again until I found out that you could actually fix it at the comfort of your own home (thank you Pinterest). After reading a bunch of how-tos, this is how I fixed my broken makeup.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How I Edit My Photos

Before & After
When it comes to blogging, editing your photos can make the biggest difference. Back when I started, I didn't edit any of my pictures. But when I started to, my blog looked a lot more 'professional'. Anyway, to spruce up my pictures I use an app called VSCO. While the app has many features and filters, but I only use 6 out of their many options. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

My Makeup Vanity | Updated


Not a lot has changed with my makeup vanity since the last time I posted about it. But then again, there have been some changes. I moved around some stuff in my room and Kayla got a big dollhouse that takes up a lot of space in our room. So I had no choice to make a few changes. Starting with a drawer that fit just under my vanity shelf. On there, I moved my MUJI case and a couple of other things. Inside the first drawer, I actually store all my makeup in so that I have easy access to it when I need to use something. On the shelf, I only have a few things on the side, including my brushes and a few small makeup products. As for things that didn't change, I still have yet to buy lights for my little area. I temporarily move my mirror on the other side when I do my makeup because it's right next to the window and I have much better lighting to beat my face. Hopefully the light situation changes in the next time I do another update on my vanity. I also wanted to buy a few art pieces to hang on the empty wall space.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cooking With N, Vol. 3 | Cinnamonilla Cupcakes


Today, Kayla and I made cupcakes! Last month I bought a bunch of cake/cupcake decorating supplies and I've been itching to put them to use. So I figured now would be the best time to do it.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Half a Year Mark + Giveaway!

Hey everyone! As you can tell by the title, my blog has officially hit the half year mark. Honestly, time went by so fast and it doesn't even feel like I've been doing this for 6 months. But it has, and overall I can say that throughout all these months I've really enjoyed it. Just the whole process of blogging is fun to me. From coming up with content, writing, taking pictures, etc. has brought me so much pleasure. When blogging I feel really relaxed and free. It's a way for me to express my love for the things that I have interests in, in life. 

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Top Picks | Nudes, Pinks, Reds, Darks

Is there really such a thing as too many lip products? Of course, to all makeup junkies, the answer is no! I have so many lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks, etc. in my collection. But today, I decided to share with my readers my favourite lippies from each category: nudes, pinks, reds, and darks.  

Thursday, July 07, 2016

July Goals & June Update

For the month of June, I'd say I stuck true to at least 50% or more of my goals. In my last goals post I said I would eat healthier. I think I did a fair job with that but I stopped tracking my meals because I got lazy. I don't snack as much as I did, so that's good. As for limiting my online shopping, I surprisingly went beyond my expectations and didn't shop online at all (I know, amazing right?!) Hopefully I can keep that up, but I know being in the blogging scene, I'll crack some time. My 2016 Yearbook is looking great so far! I got to work on it and it's up to date as of now. I'll have to work on it again once I get home from vacation. For my YouTube goal, I didn't really put out as much as I wanted to. I actually only put up one short vlog (watch it here). I'm hoping to capture some footage while on vacation to make a longer vlog! And for my fail of the month, I didn't have a chance to get a trim but it's still on my to-do list. Anyways, here are my goals for the month of July!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

In My Travel Makeup Bag | Summer

As of July 3, I've been on a road trip with my family to Prince Edward Island, Canada. We'll be passing by a few provinces and stopping by a bunch of cities until the 17th! So with vacation season here, I'm sharing with you guys what's in my travel makeup bag. Here are the products that I'll be using throughout my whole two-week road trip. 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

The Beauty Rundown | June 2016

Here are this month's reviews:
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