Monday, March 9, 2015

Fresh Face at BSQ

Above look done by Laura of Perfumes Plus.  Right: before makeup application - Left: after makeup application using the limited edition spring collection of makeup.

Winter can be one of the hardest seasons on our skin.  The cold air dries my skin out every year.  Over on the Brunswick Square blog you can read about the wonderful facial I had at Perfumes plus, as well as brow and eyelash tint.  This gorgeous makeup application was a fabulous way to end off the services.  Be sure to check out the post and stop by Perfumes plus for these and more wonderful aesthetic services!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Giveaway: Makeup Application

Each year element 5 spa here in Saint John supports earth month.  One of their fundraisers is to sell tickets on gift certificates for different services.  Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.  This year I purchased the 3 for $50 and I wanted to give one of these back to my wonderful readers.  Up for grabs is a makeup application. Entering is easy, just leave a comment on this post with what is your favorite thing about going to the spa or your favorite service at the spa.   For extra entries visit my Facebook page and Instagram account.  Note: gift certificate must be used by March 31,2015. Winner must be able to travel to Element 5 spa in Saint John.  Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at midnight AST.  


Monday, February 16, 2015

Sole Society President Day Sale!


Who else loves a sale?  And especially a sale on shoes!  Sole society is currently having a President's Day sale with up to 70% off shoes, bags and accessories.  I was so happy that the Sami heel that I have been eying since Christmas came on sale.  I can't wait for them to arrive and to add them to my closet.  The necklace and earrings above would also be great pieces to add for spring.  As always, they have free shipping to the US and shipping to Canada is only $9.95; but hurry the sale ends at 11:59 PST tonight (Feb. 16th)!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Stripes & Fur

 


 
 
 
Top & Jeans - Motherhood Maternity || Scarf - Target Canada || Boots - Marshalls
 
In case you haven't heard, we have been getting pounded with snow storm after snow storm here in New Brunswick.  So I apologize for these pictures being inside (you may see a little one in the background of one of the photos :) ) as the quality isn't the greatest but we have over gotten 130cms in the last week, eek!  Thank goodness for snow blowers and storm chips.  This outfit is a typical one for me these days as I am heading into the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy.  I love the versatility of these skinny jeans and that I can still wear them to work with flats or boots; they certainly were a steal at $19.99.  The fact that they have a full belly panel as well makes them super comfy which is another added bonus.   
 
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully we will be dug out soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DIY: Jute Basket



DIY projects are something that I really enjoy.  When I found this one on pinterest I knew I had to give it a try.  Plus hubby had a few coffee cans around that I hated to get rid of since they are so great to store things in.


Materials:
  • Coffee can (size of your choice)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (I used 8-10 glue sticks)
  • Jute (thickness of your choice)
  • Scissors
Directions:
1.  Start by washing out your can and making sure it is completely dry.
2.  Start at the bottom and place a little bit of hot glue on the can and press the jute onto it.  The wider your jute, the quicker you will cover your can.  Word of warning, be sure not to put too much hot glue on the can as it can burn your fingers when you press the jute into it.  I did not put glue under every section of jute, just every so often as that was what I was comfortable with.  Repeat all the way around until you get to the top of your can.  Be sure to push your jute up next to the row beneath it as you do not want any of the can to be seen between the rows.  Optional:  cover the bit of metal on the top ( I did this but not sure I would do it again as I am not sure I like the look)



I was really pleased with how this project turned out.  I love the look of them and is a great way to reuse something you may already have around.  Plus it was super affordable.  I bought my jute at the dollarama along with my glue for my glue gun.  The grand total was $3 + tax! I am hoping to get a smaller one to do for our living room to put remotes in.  These ones will be going in our bathroom.


How would you use them?  And if you complete this project I'd love to see the results!  Leave your thoughts/links to projects in the comments!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dressing your Bump at BSQ




Above outfit available from Colwell's 2nd level Brunswick Square


Trying to dress your baby bump here in our area can be hard.  With no maternity stores, you have to rely on online shopping or going out of town.  For a girl who likes to try her clothes on before buying, especially while expecting this can make it difficult.  If you are looking to stay stylish while pregnant and love to support local check out my latest post on the Brunswick Square blog on how to dress your bump at the shops of Brunswick square.

Friday, January 9, 2015

REVIEW: Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara



Makeup isn't something that I wear day to day (however as I become older, it certainly makes me look better when I do!).  However, when I do wear it I want to look my best.  My go to routine when I do decide to put a bit on is lip gloss, blush and mascara.

I was so excited when Megan contacted me and asked me to try this mascara.  I have very long but fine lashes, so even with regular mascara it takes numerous coats to even make them look like they are there.  For me, the holidays were the perfect time to try this mascara as there were many parties and occasions to put a bit of makeup on for.

First of all, the application was super easy.  I applied one light coat of my regular mascara and let it dry.  Then applied one coat of the Younique transplanting gel and then a coat of the natrual fibers immediately.  To seal it, I applied one more coat of transplanting gel.  I was thrilled with the results after only 1 coat of natural fibers.

I will definitely be trying this mascara with more layers of the natural fibers and am sure I will be thrilled with the results.  These will also be great during dance recital season as I always feel like I am using a whole tube of mascara to get enough volume.  I would highly recommend this mascara to anyone that wants to add volume to their lashes and especially if you are involved in performing for dance or cheer.  You can purchase your own here!

The result after 1 coat of Younique 3D Fibre Lash mascara and lipgloss.

The above product was sent to me free of charge to review for my blog.  I was not compensated for this review other than receiving the mascara.  All opinions and views expressed above are my own.