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What I Got for Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. Once again I was thoroughly spoiled by my friends and family for Christmas this year and who doesn’t love a good “what I got for Christmas” post, am I right? Let’s start with the non-beauty things I received. My brother got me this beautiful ring from Pandora that actually fits (which I struggle to find with my sausage fingers). I also received a few candles from Chapters and Bath & Body Works which I am always happy to receive. I also got a super cozy hat with a super cute fur bobble and a cute plaid scarf.  Now onto the beauty stuff! Which let’s be honest, was the majority of the haul. My brother’s girlfriend got me the Sephora Collection Face Mask Set which is perfect because I had been really wanting to try some sheet masks and I’ve heard good things about these ones. I also received the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe holiday set, which comes with 18 eye shadows, two blushes, a bronzer, a mini Better …

25th Birthday Haul

So last weekend I turned 25. That’s right, I am officially a quarter of a century old! I remember when I was younger I thought life would be so different at 25 but now that I’m there I still feel too young to do most things on my own and I’m constantly thinking “I need an adult!” However this post isn’t about my reservations about turning 25, but about what my family and friends (and a little present to myself) spoiled me with on my birthday. Let’s start with what my dear Shelby got me. This girl knows me too well and sent me into an excited tizzy when I opened them. First she got me an adorable bag charm from Skinny Dip London which is bright, fun and right up my alley. She then got me the Anastasia Beverly Mini Summer Lip Gloss Set which contains 6 mini tubes of lip gloss that smell like vanilla (YUM!). The colours are just perfect for summer but also will be great for fall and winter with those berry tones! …

Current Lifestyle Favourites

I thought we’d take a mini break from the beauty and share five things I’ve been loving life-wise these past couple of months: First of all, it has finally hit -30 in Edmonton which means the parka is coming out and every giant scarf is about to be put to good use. Most importantly, Talula Mittens are probably the warmest mittens I’ve ever owned. I’ve gone through countless pairs of gloves but nothing has come close to these and even better they’re only $12 (on sale now for $6) I’ve weirdly become obsessed with bag charms, I want them in every colour and shape like this one from ASOS. I feel like they add such a cute/fun element to any bag/outfit. Unfortunately the one above came with a bag from Zara that is no longer available but if you google “bag charms” you’ll find these everywhere at all different prices. I am a huge hip hop/r&b fan so obviously I have to mention the new Chris Brown albums Royalty & Royalty International. Before they came out I was listening to Purpose …

A Warm Cup of Tea for Winter

I love nothing more than curling up in bed, watching Netflix or reading a good book and drinking a big cup of tea. Growing up I used to hate tea. I always thought it was like warm juice and who likes warm juice! However I have since grown to love it and thought I would share my favourite teas to warm you up this winter! My all time favourite tea at the moment has to be Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea. It’s so minty and delicious I am choosing this tea pretty much every morning. I also love a good chai inspired tea so the Gingerbread Spice tea from them is also up there with one of my favourites. It’s pretty much chai tea with a hint of ginger to spice things up. I desperately wish these two were available year round! The only downside to these teas are that they are decaffeinated so I have to make sure I get some other form of caffeine in the mornings to keep me going. On the plus …

Welcoming 2016

Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone! We thought since 2016 is a day away we’d do a little tag for you to get to know us a little better. This one is the “Seven Deadly Beauty Sins” tag and we’d love to hear your answers as well, so leave your answers in the comments below! What is your most expensive beauty item? S: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation K: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette What beauty product do you have a love/hate relationship with? S: Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner – seriously just put that stuff in a pot! K: Definitely the same answer here – the Push Up Liner formula is great but the applicator is the worst! What are your most delicious beauty products? S: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette & NYX Butter Glosses K: NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – it smells amazing! What beauty products do you neglect due to laziness? S: Highlighting. As long as I dust a little blush on and sculpt those cheekbones I can skip the highlight. K: Lining …

Happy Holidays!

  Merry Christmas Everyone! Hope everyone’s having a fantastic holiday and is spending time with their families. Crazy to think its already Christmas, and with the New Year right around the corner we thought we’d take this opportunity to ask you what you want to see from us in the new year! Let us know all your ideas in the comments below. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store.

Who to Watch – Favourite YouTubers

Who doesn’t love searching YouTube for a good makeup tutorial? Well search no more, I have the channels for you! Here are the channels I love to watch right now: Desi Perkins First of all, this girl is so beautiful and her makeup skills are amazing. She’s so hilarious and her vidoes are the definition of good entertainment. Her editing skills are intense, if you have time definitely make sure to hit up her new vlog channel she created with her husband Steven! PS – follow her on Snapchat (desiperkins) for more hilarity. Lustrelux Not only is this girl great at doing makeup but her face is probably the most symmetrical thing I’ve ever seen which makes it so nice to stare at (she says in the most non-creepy way). Also she’s best friends with Desi so when they do collaboration videos you know you’re in for a good time. She’s also hilarious on Snapchat so I definitely recommend you go follow lusterlux on Snapchat. Nikkie Tutorials This girl has skills and she’s not afraid …

Christmas/Winter Wishlist

With Christmas coming up we find the most difficult task is making a “wish list” when people ask the dreaded “what do you want for christmas this year?” question. Don’t know about you but when asked that question our mind goes blank… or directly to makeup wants. We thought we’d show you what we came up with this year in hopes that it also might trigger your brain a little as well. 1. Shelby’s Picks: Clarisonic Mia2™ Skin Cleansing System in Lavender 2. Fossil Jacqueline Beige Leather Watch 3. American Eagle Cozy Sweaters/Turtlenecks 4. ALL Adidas Activewear 5. L.A.M.B Haloma Leather Satchel 6. Chapters Cozy Luxe Faux Fur Throws Krystin’s’ Picks: 1. Cozy Fair Isle Socks with Faux Sherpa Lining 2. Tartlette in Bloom Palette 3. H&M Knit Jumpers and Cardigans 4. Blanket Scarves 5. Bath & Body Works Winter Candles 6. Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette S&K.

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

For the beauty lover in your life : Marc Jacobs Daisy Roller Ball Trio $55 – Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette $71 – Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette $54 – Derek Lam 10 Crosby Collection Perfume Set $115 – Nars X Steven Klein Cheek Palette $92 – MAC Cosmetics Irresistibly Charming Pigments $26-35 – Marc Jacobs The Sofia – Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection $54 – Foreo Luna Mini Essential Kit $150 – GlamGlow: The Big Book of Sexy $450 – Simple Human 6’5 Sensor Mirror $170 For the fashion lover in your life :Fossil Original Boyfriend Chronograph Leather Watch $135 – Zara Chain City Bag $179 – Milky Way Phone Cases $25-35 – Victoria Secret Pajamas 2/$39.50 – Quay Australia “My Girl” Sunglasses $59 – Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Print Sneaker $155 – UGG Slippers $100-200 – Aritzia Blanket Scarves $75-100 – ASOS Slogan Tee’s & Sweaters $50/$65 For the person who has everything :  FitBit $120 – Starbucks Gift Cards $15-500 –Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 $100 – Time For Tea: Tea Sets …