Tuesday, February 20, 2018

new in: nail polish (revlon and sally hansen)


Painting your nails can be a therapeutic experience. Anytime I have had a rough week or even a challenging day, I reach for the nearest bottle of nail polish. Why? It has the ability to comfort and distract my mind. From the calming process itself (my inner zen is channeled every time I focus on those neat, even strokes) to the colour selection....it is a chance to step away from the stresses of everyday life. It gives me the opportunity to pamper my emotional spirit.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

wet n wild: first impressions (ombre blush + velvet matte lip color)


At heart, I am a drugstore girl. Though I love to mix and match high-end items, much of my makeup collection comes from brands like Cover Girl, Maybelline, Rimmel, Hard Candy, and Wet n Wild. The latter is one of my absolutely favourites. (In case you couldn't tell from the many, many, many times it has been featured on this blog over the years.) Most of their products are remarkable in terms of both quality and price...which helps the brand stand out with ease. Two of the latest items in my collection are the Ombre Blush in the shade In a Purple Haze and the Velvet Matte Lip Color in the shade Charred Cherry. So, how were they? Impressive? In between? Or total misses?

Friday, February 16, 2018

four blog tips to help you grow your little piece of the internet.


Every blog has its ups and downs. Some people are able to find a niche market and build an audience quickly, while others toil away for years and years with little success. When it comes to being a blogger....it can be a roller coaster ride. You never know quite what to expect. Though there are many different types of bloggers out there (the ones who strive to earn their income from blogging vs ones who do it purely for the enjoyment factor), it is always possible to grow.

Let me just say this: the creation of beauty is art. is not a crazy popular blog. However, it is something I am extremely proud of. I have worked very hard to establish it, expand it, and maintain an audience. This is no easy feat! So, today I wanted to share a few blogger tips with you all. Here are four ways to grow your own little piece of the Internet.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

valentine's day outfits for every occasion.


In my experience, Valentine's Day can go one of two ways: totally fabulous or utterly disappointing. Single or spoken for, there can be a lot of pressure to look good, feel a certain way, or partake in specific holiday related activities. That being said, I have always had a weakness for the holiday. An old-fashioned romantic, few things thrill me more than conversation hearts and movies about love. Whether you are going out for a fancy meal, chilling with someone special, or binge watching movies on Netflix, you can look and feel your absolute best. Here are a few outfit suggestions for every occasion.

Monday, February 12, 2018

stunning date night makeup ideas for valentine's day


Tonight is the night. You have a get-together with someone special. (Or someone not so special. Only time will tell!) That means putting on your favourite outfit and spending a little extra time in front of the mirror. That’s right. Tonight is date night! Not sure how you want to do your makeup? Take a deep breath and relax. These stunning makeup ideas will inspire your Valentine’s Day look - and help you feel like your best and most beautiful self.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

the best vitamins for beauty.


Do you remember taking your Flintstone vitamin when you were a kid? I sure do. Those cartoon shaped pills had everything we needed to be strong and healthy. These days, it takes a bit more to keep our bodies working the way they should. Especially when it comes to achieving healthy hair, nails, and glowing skin. The truth? You don’t need fancy packaging and celebrity endorsements. All of the essentials are on the shelves of your local drugstore. Let’s take a closer look at the best vitamins for beauty…

Thursday, February 8, 2018

review: fenty beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter (ginger binge/moscow mule)


Few makeup brands have been able to compare to Kylie Cosmetics and other Kardashian-brand releases. Until Fenty Beauty by Rihanna came along. Not only did it boast foundation shades for all skin tones (which is sadly, a rare occurrence)....but it had a unique selection of products. Now, it is on track to outsell Kylie, KKW, and even Kat Von D. Talk about making a mark on the cosmetics industry! Since its initial release, I have tried a few products from the Fenty Beauty line, which you may remember from my first impressions post. Since then, I have been desperate to try out more.