Thursday, 25 February 2016

Empties of 2016... So far

Happy Thursday lovelies, 

So I decided I finally have enough trash to create a empties post for you guys, even though most of it not gonna lie is hair care, theres a few makeup products hidden in the bottom. So if you want to know what I think of these products just keep reading! 

Redken Hair Cleansing Cream
This is my go to clarifying shampoo because it doesn't make my hair feel like straw after I use it. I can also use it with my extensions and it doesn't leave them super dry and matted like most clarifying shampoos do. This product is great to use once a week or every two weeks depending on how often you wash your hair! I will forever repurchase this shampoo. 

Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner
This is my go to conditioner and I love it. It can be quite heavy if you have fine hair but its so moisturizing I look past that and continue to love it. The smell of Moroccan Oil is the best as well! This conditioner is sulphate and paraben free as well so it is also ok to use on my extensions and makes them feel as soft as they were when I first got them six months ago! 

Moroccan Oil Smoothing Conditioner
I've got to be honest, this conditioner was WAY too heavy for my hair, and it felt like it left a coating on my extensions, so I probably won't repurchase this. I think that if you have super coarse and unruly hair this would be a perfect conditioner for you, but for me it was just too heavy, on the bright side it does still have the amazing Moroccan Oil smell! 

Redken Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo
This is hands down my favourite dry shampoo, it doesn't leave a white cast on my hair and lasts for a few days. Having a good dry shampoo is key when you only wash your hair every week or week and a half and this stuff gets me through! If you don't have a holy grail dry shampoo, I really suggest you try this out!

Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo
Just like the Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner, this is my go to shampoo that goes with it. This shampoo doesn't have sulphates or parabens in it, so it doesn't lather like a shampoo that does have them would, I find shampooing twice creates the same lather and it feels like a normal shampoo. I will always continue to repurchase this because of the amazing scent and the fact it cleans my hair like no bodies business. 

Loreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray
This is a fantastic setting spray, it is very comparable to the Urban Decay setting sprays but $18 instead of $38, so the difference in price is a great selling point for me! I don't have any complaints about it and honestly I like it more than they Urban Decay setting sprays, if you are looking for a dupe, I urge you to check this guy out!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 10 Light
I am in love with this concealer, I have already repurchased it and I got as much out of this package as humanly possible which is a lot harder than expected. It is light enough for my pale self, and blends out like a dream! I use this on my under eyes and in any blemished areas on my face, before and after my foundation. 

Alcon Opti-free Pure Moist
Honestly, I bought this in a pinch because I slept with my contacts in after a night out and my eyes were just killing me, it works pretty well, just like any other contact solution. I don't know if I would repurchase this exact solution again, I usually just go for whichever one is on sale.

Hard Candy Light Bright Concealer Fair
I honestly hated this concealer, I don't know if it was the product itself or I was applying it wrong but I could not blend this out for the life of me, compared to Glamoflauge (which I love) this was a large disappointment for me and I will not be buying this again. 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
I really liked this perfume sample, it had a very nice floral scent but almost a little earthy as well. I will for sure be adding this to my perfume collection once I get a few more of my samples used up! 

Bath and Body Works Wallflower, Leaves
Leaves is my favourite scent, even though it only comes out in the fall, I use it all year around in candles and wall flowers. I love any kind of wallflowers to be honest, they make my house smell so pretty and fresh!

Well if you made it through this whole post, congrats because that was a long one.

Until next time, stay beautiful 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Healthy Nails? Health Hoof!

So after the weirdest post title, lets talk about the best nail treatment I have found...
Healthy Hoof, this is an intensive protein treatment for your nails, that was originally used in the horse world and has now been brought into the world of aesthetics 

So long story short, I have stopped getting gel nails, so my nails are absolute garbage right now.. I came across Healthy Hoof a few years ago, actually the last time I decided to stop getting my nails done and forgot about it until now, but let me tell you for anyone who has super weak nails this stuff is amazing. Its a cream that you apply to your nail and cuticle area and because it is a protein treatment it strengthens your nails and moisturizes your cuticles as well - its basically like a hair mask for your nails. This product has a very light lavender scent and absorbs almost instantly, the only thing I would warn you about is not to use it before you paint your nails because the nail polish will not adhere properly, because of the lotion consistency of this nail treatment. 
All in all Healthy Hoof gets a good 10/10 in my books for being a standup nail treatment and my new/old holy grail product. 

If you have tried this product please comment down below and let me know what you think of it as well! 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

MAC Soft and Gentle | Product of the Week

I am finally back to doing product of the week posts! Every Wednesday I am going to have a feature product, it could be makeup, skincare, or haircare. So to kickoff the first Product of the Week post for the year, we have a oldie but a goodie... MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. 

I recently started reaching for this highlighter again this past week, and I have fallen in love all over again.. Seriously I put it on and all that I can think is YAAAAASSSS. It is the perfect cheek bone highlight, and a lot of days I will also use it as a brow bone, and inner corner highlight. It is more of a bronzey peach tone and quite shimmery, but I find you really cannot use too much of it. 

If you haven't tried this before I strongly urge you to go to MAC and pick it up... And if its sitting collecting dust, think about picking it up again like I did

home is where the heart is

I have always loved going to British Columbia to see my dads side of the family, I never realized how much I wanted to be out there with them until I left this morning. As I am sitting on my flight back to Alberta, I am overcome with feelings of the fact, Im not going home, I am going to where I live but thats far from home. Everyone says ‘home is where the heart is’ and my heart is not in Alberta… but these in flight pretzels almost make the trip back bearable. I don’t think at this point in my life, i have wanted to be anywhere more, and I don’t know what to do. How do you get up and move provinces? How do you leave your friends and family in one, to move to another? 
There is so many things I need to think about. I’m 21, am I ready to leave my home, and create a new one? Who knows. Is this something I need to do for myself.. Probably. 
The only thing I have that is really keeping me in Alberta, would be my moms side of the family, and my dad (also the girl sitting next to me, really likes to creep on everything I write) Maybe I have grown enough at home and I am ready to move on, but well really never know until I try.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A Day in the Life | Update 2016

Considering, I have never really done a life update for you guys, I thought as I'm sitting in the airport waiting to board my flight, it would be the best time. I've decided that 2016 is going to be a year with a lot of self discovery, and change. I want to work more on myself, and the scariest part in all of that, is that my life is going to be different and a lot of things are not going to fit in it anymore. Its going to be a year of new relationships and leaving people behind who I feel weigh me down. 
I have been in my current house for almost a year, and I am finally fully going to unpack, and actually set things up like I have envisioned for the past 10 months. Its going to be so nice to get rid of clutter, and junk I've been holding onto probably since I moved out of my parents house two years ago. I have started doing yoga, every morning and it has made a huge difference in how I feel, as well as my anxiety has gotten a ton better. 
I have always struggled with depression and anxiety, so all these little changes I have been making, have begun to help quite a bit. I haven't been on my "crazy pills" for a couple months now, which has been amazing and I no longer feel like a zombie... the clarity that has come from not being drugged every day for lack of a better word has been fantastic. 
I have always had a hard time with letting go, whether it be feelings, material items, ideas, or beliefs. In life, I feel that we should all be able to let go of things that weigh us down, and are not positive. I need to start unplugging from technology every little while, because the things you end up finding out about yourself when you're not constantly plugged in to the social media circle. As much as I love constantly checking facebook, and instagram ect ect, not going on them for a day or two can really give you a new perspective, especially when you're not constantly posting things, to see how many likes you get. 
Regardless of all of this, I'm so happy to be focussing on my blog this year, I love keeping contact with you guys and letting you know my opinions on products, and things I love about hair and makeup.. I am also going to be adding more "lifestyle" posts this year, whether it be things I'm loving, recipes or anything random.