Beautiful Balayage

I was getting so sick of my ashy, frizzy, boring hair recently. I had been growing it out for my wedding and avoiding any drastic changes and decided that after the wedding I’d be changing my hair for the better.
I went through several different decisions on how I’d change up my hair. Do I want to go darker? Lighter? Colour? Short? Bob? A-symmetrical?

In the end I told my stylist Ashley my plans for the future and gave her free reign to do what she wanted. She decided to simply lighten the ends for a beautiful balayage hair look and a fresh cut that she referred to as the “Lauper”. I really like the looks of it, especially when it’s curled.

Brunette Belayage


I’m thinking once I’ve secured a full-time job I will be really changing things up with a different colour. Maybe incorporate a crazy colour or add some red.

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do with your hair, but never had the guts to?

Halloween Nails with imPRESS Giveaway!

Howdy Lovelies!

As you know from my previous posts. I am a HUGE imPRESS fan. I love their press-on manicures and can’t get enough of them. So, I have a treat for you guys today. I was recently sent some Halloween imPRESS manicure sets and decided that it would be fun to run a Halloween imPRESS Nails Giveaway!

I love these cute themed nails. Some are glittery and darker and some are cute with pumpkins and spiders.

imPRESS Halloween Nails


Aren’t they adorable. If you haven’t heard of imPRESS yet, you should definitely check out my other reviews. They are fantastically strong, natural looking and resistant. I usually see wear in the design or colour itself before any of them chip off.
Unlike glue-ons these nails have an adhesive backing and are incredibly flexible to ensure perfect fit.
When applying I try to tuck just a bit of the bottom under my cuticles slightly to make them look as natural as possible. I rant and rave about these nails to just about everyone and so far, I haven’t suggested them to anyone and had them not like them. For less than $11.00 a pack, these nails are cheaper to have than any gel or acrylic based system and they’re far less damaging. In fact, I rarely see any damage to my nails at all with the use of these.

This being said, I would love to provide one lucky winner with a set of their own imPRESS nails to try at home! You must be a legal resident of Canada to enter and over the age of majority. 

Pumpkin and Ghost imPRESS manicureBlack Glitter imPRESS manicure






I am in serious love with these nails. The ones you see above will be the ones that you could WIN! Enter below! :)

Have you tried imPRESS nails? What did you think?

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Almay Eye Shadow Softies

Hey Lovelies!

Super quick post for y’all today. I won two Almay Eye Shadow Softies in a contest on their Facebook Page (FYI – they’re constantly running contests, if you haven’t liked them already, go do it) and I wanted to share with you the colours I won and some swatches! Let’s get on with it, shall we?

Almay Eye Shadow Softies Creme Brûlée and Lilac


I won Lilac and Creme Brûlée. Two beautiful colours. I really do like these shadows.

Creme Brûlée is a very pale shimmer – you don’t get much colour payoff from it, but I love to use it over a neutral or even nude eye and add a little shimmer. This works great as a highlight or in the centre of the lid.

Lilac provides better colour payoff than Creme Brûlée – though it’s still very pastel. You would definitely benefit from the use of a primer that is meant for better colour payoff. It’s still a beautiful pastel purple that would be fantastic for an everyday look.

Almay Eye Shadow Softies Creme Brûlée and Lilac Swatches


I think they’re very pretty.

Have you tried the Shadow Softies? If so, what’s your favourite Softies colour? Let me know in the comments!

Julep Black Magic Collection – October

Hey Lovelies! The Julep Maven window is open for TWO MORE DAYS! I’m super excited about this collection, and I think you will be too!

For those of you who don’t know Julep is a subscription-based service where each month you are provided with a collection and you log into your account to choose the box you wish to receive that month. Each box is curated with a specific style in mind, or a theme. Upon choosing your box, you can then add special items to your box for a discounted price, or, if you have enough of them saved up, you can use the reward points (called Jules) to pay for your box, or your add-ons (OR BOTH)!

Without further adieu let’s get on with October’s reveal.

Julep Black Magic Collection (more…)

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