Thursday, 27 November 2014

Winter Morning Routine | Get Ready With Me

Hey loves, 

So I'm going to give you my morning routine for the winter months.. This will also have my skincare routine in it as well, kinda like killing two birds with one stone. 

When my alarms goes off the first thing I do is pray I can still sleep more, but after Hope is lost I check my phone to see who tried to talk to me over night and I check my Instagram, Twitter and facebook. After that I begin my day. 

I always try to have breakfast in the morning, if I don't have time then I make a smoothie like breakfast drink and that usually tides me over until I have lunch. 

After I have breakfast I wash my face and brush my teeth, all that fun stuff. I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser for face wash, Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astrigent for my toner, and Amorepacific Moisture Bond Refreshing Hydra-gel for my facial moisturizer and the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eyecream for under my eyes. 

Once I'm done my skincare routine its time to put my makeup on, I usually change up what I wear on my face but a big staple for me is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette and the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation, they smell like chocolate who wouldn't enjoy that! 

The last thing I do for getting ready is get dressed. Since winter has started I've been loving big knit scarves, and basically anything that is knitted because I love being comfy. I'll either wear jeans and a basic t shirt with a big scarf, or leggings with a knit sweater and then a basic scarf that isn't knit. With every outfit I will usually wear a scarf for the next 6 months. Winter in Canada is fun! 

And the very last thing I do before I leave my house is pack my lunch for work. Most of the time it's just leftovers from whatever I made for dinner the night before. So my lunch tomorrow will be chicken tacos, they are so tastey. 

And then I'm off to work for the day! 


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My Random Life

Hey loves,

So I am going to be trying to do a "My Random Life" post during the first week of every month. This is just so that you guys can see some of my favourites from the month and what I am currently loving in a more to the point fashion than a monthly favourites post, which I will still be doing; don't you worry!

My Random Life:


Christina Elizabeth Broughton


Comfy, and ready for my day!

Favorite Colour as of now:

Teal, grey and burgundy.. No I couldn't pick just one

Current Book I am Reading:

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher (super recommended for anyone who likes suspenseful novels!)

Current Show I am Obsessed with:

Blue Mountain State, Greys Anatomy and Gossip Girl

Current Trend I am Loving:

Knitted infinity scarves, dark lips, bold eyes

Current Favourite Song:

Another Mans Gold - Dean Brody
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Middle of Nowhere - Dustin Lynch
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Currently Obsessing Over:

What colour to paint my nails tonight, also how many posts I am going to pre write and schedule to be uploaded.

Something I am Excited for:

Christmas and setting up my tree!

Favorite Quote Right Now:

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie

I hope you ladies like this post and have a little update onto what I'm currently obsessing over.

Stay pretty xo

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014

Empties | Review

Hey loves, 

So this is my first empties post and I've got a pretty decent amount of trash to get through, so let's just get into it! 

Like I said I've got a pretty decent amount of trash :) 

First of all I have the Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All In One Cleansing Wipes. I used these the nights when I was just too tired to actually take off my makeup. They are fantastic though, they actually take off all my makeup even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I think these are the first makeup wipes that have actually removed most of my makeup from the day. Wooo! So they get a solid 10/10 in my book, and a even better thing is that they didn't irritate my sensitive skin! 

Next I have Benefit They're Real mascara, this is by far my holy grail mascara. I use this ontop of any other mascara I use and on days when I am doing a more natural look, I use it on its own. This mascara gives the best separation I have found and makes my lashes so long. This I will always repurchase. 

Next up is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I did like this product but since my skin has been getting more oily, it wasn't working quite as well as it did when I originally bought it. I do love the Urban Decay setting sprays but because I need one for oil control I got the Urban Decay De-slick setting spray for oil control this time and I find it is working like a charm thus far. I think Urban Decay will always be a staple for setting sprays in my makeup bag. 

The Mac Fix+ is always going to be a staple product for me, I use this to basically meld all my products together before using a setting spray. I find it helps me get just a few more hours of wear out of my makeup. I also keep one of these travel size ones in my purse incase my makeup gets cakey throughout the day, because spraying it on always gives a freshly applied look to my makeup. I will repurchase this again and again until the end of time! 

To continue on the Mac train I have the Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation in the shade NC 25, I love this to set my foundation and i find it gives me that little extra bit of coverage as well because I get a lot of cystic acne, and usually a full coverage foundation feels quite heavy and thick on my face. So I use this on top of a medium coverage foundation, and it gives me full coverage without feeling too thick! I always keep a second one of these on hand because I just can't go without it ! 

So this was a Mac blush. The colour on the back has worn off but I believe it was Peony Petal which is a brighter pink shade, but when it is applied it gives a very nice pink glow to the cheekbones, without looking to "clownesque" (is that even a word? Lol) I find some pinks have a little too much pigment for my skin tone but this one applied super nicely! 
And now for some hair product, Chi Iron guard. I do like this thermal protectant, it also smells like man so that's a plus :) the only thing is I like aerosole thermal sprays better because you don't need to wait for them to dry if you don't want to hear the sound of your hair sizzling even though it's protected. I do like this spray but I probably won't buy it again because I would rather use a aerosole one. 

Artego Miracle Lightweight Conditioner, this leave in is pure genius. It's more of a lotion consistency but it doesn't leave your hair heavy. I actually could spray half the bottle on my hair without it being weighed down. I also have super bleached white hair so combing through it when it is wet is a difficult task. The fact this leave in lets me comb my hair wet is beautiful and I will continue to use this until they don't make it anymore ! 

Redken Pillow Proof dry shampoo, this is a great dryshampoo without a super strong smell which I find most of them have. And it actually absorbs most of the oil in the hair without weighing it down. I find some dry shampoos are so heavy because of how much powder they put in to absorb the oil but this one is not like that at all! I sometines even use it before bed just so that when I wake up my hair looks fresh and it has had lots of time to work. I will always reccomend this to everyone! 

Last but not least, Klorane dry shampoo. I got this in the travel size in my Ipsy bag and it is fantastic. I kept this little beauty in my purse just incase I ever needed a touchup throughout the day, it's not my favorite dry shampoo but for a little travel size, it did the job pretty well and I always kept it around incase I ran out of my Redken Pillow Proof. It's a good second option and I believe it is a little cheaper than the Redken one as well. 

Anyways loves, sorry for the super long empties post. Hopefully next time I won't hoard my trash for as long! 

Stay pretty girls! 


Sunday, 9 November 2014

November Spending Ban | Update

Hey loves,

So I have decided that the month of November, I am not going to buy anything that is not a necessity. As were all aware we are coming into Christmas season and I'm gonna be spending a lot of money then, so at this point why don't I just save some? The only money I have spent on products this month was at the Sephora VIB Rouge sale, which I could not say no too because when is anything at Sephora EVER on sale... There will also be a haul on what I bought in my next post :)

I think this spending ban is a good idea for a number of reasons.. It will give me a chance to begin to use up products that have just been sitting in my collection - because those are usually things that become lost soles haha, its also going to put me in a better place financially with bills, rent and the beginning of Christmas shopping. Who knows maybe this month will give me some self control when it comes to how I spend my money (haha we all know that won't happen, but I can hope)

I will still be putting posts up because I do have my haul from Sephora to post, as well as there should be a empties post coming soon too, and we all know everyone loves empties posts.. product reviews are the bomb.

Anyways stay pretty ladies,