Beauty

    Blinc Discovery Collection #thinkblinc

    Blinc Discovery Collection #thinkblinc

    Blinc Discovery Collection #thinkblinc

    Back in April I had the opportunity to review the Blinc Discovery Collection #thinkblinc. Over the last few months, they have been staples in my everyday makeup routine, especially with their “life proof” capabilities and they warm weather. The new collection has been my favourite. Being in the beauty industry I’ve have come across alot of waterproof and water resistant products. I tend to stay away from the waterproof formulas because they removal is dreadful! Blinc has developed a formula that offers waterproof qualities while still being incredibly easy to remove, making Blinc the ideal product for fitness lovers, allergy sufferers, and vacation swimmers.

    The collection includes deluxe sample sizes of the  Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse, Eyeshadow Primer, Eyeliner Pencil, these four items are all you need to achieve a sweat proof , smudge proof  and flake proof makeup look. These essentials are perfect for someone just being introduced to the line.

    Blinc discovery collection #thinkblinc

     

    Eyebrow Mousse: Our Fountain of Youthful Color Eyebrow Mousse is a unique and innovative brow makeup designed to give enhancing, water-resistant and moisturizing color to your eyebrows. Makeup re-application is never required with blinc Eyebrow Mousse. Like all blinc products, you get all-day, no-smudge wear with this brow makeup. blinc eyebrow mousse is the original brow innovation that does 4 things in just one easy step. It tints with water proof color, holds and sculpts like a gel, fills in sparse areas and moisturizes skin all at the same time.

    – Color: Light Brunette
    
- Size: 0.06 oz



    Brow taming products are a staple for me, I have thick brows and there are few products that I can say work well for me. The Brow mousse gave my brows a slight tint and held up my brows all day without the crunchy hard feeling that most brow gels give once they have dried.

    Mascara Amplified: After almost a decade in development, blinc mascara AMPLIFIED provides incredible, buildable, glamorous volume and length, all while offering the Life Proof properties our original blinc mascara, which women have grown to love and depend upon. Buildable, glamorous volume and length while forming tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes that cannot run, smudge, clump or flake and slide off with a combination of water and gentle pressure.

    – Color: Black
    
- Size: 0.10 oz



    My favourite of all! I’m not too picky on mascara’s however I fell in love with the amplified mascara. It gave me alot of length because of the tubes that attach on with each stroke and I didn’t experience any flaking or crumbling at the end of the day. Since its been reformulated from its original version I found that this formula was a little more wet than before, which I love because I could build and not have to worry about it getting too clumpy.

    Eye Shadow Primer: Our Fountain of Youthful Color Eye Shadow Primer allows you to have crease-free shadow all day, while providing your skin with anti-aging benefits at the same time. In addition to superior hold, blinc’s primer for eye shadow contains anti-aging ingredients that clinical studies have shown to decrease fine lines after just six weeks by 67% and increase skin’s moisture after just one week by 53%.

    – Color: Light Tone

    – 0.06 oz



    I was really surprised at how well the primer worked on me. For some reason I have no been having much success with eye primers like I use to. However the subtle beige coloured primer not only held my eyeshadow on well over 12 hours even when I accidentally rubbed my eyes my shadows still didn’t budge.

    Eyeliner Pencil: blinc’s eyeliner pencil offers unsurpassed hold while conditioning and treating skin at the same time. The blinc eyeliner pencil was created to feature water proof, smudge proof, fade proof color that makes it one of the longest wearing pencils available. blinc eyeliner pencil glides onto lids effortlessly and offers intense, all day, water proof color that cannot smudge or fade. The creamy, formula contains vitamins for anti-aging conditioning. 

    – Color: Black

    – Size: 0.03 oz

    Another one of my faves, intense black liner and it didn’t budge not even when I wore it in my waterline. It was quite amazing how it lasted so long and only moved when I was ready to remove it.

    Overall I loved all the of products from the Discovery Collection it was a great way to try out products to see just how well they work without committing to the full size.

    Lifestyle

    Celebrate Mom’s for the month of May

    Celebrate Mom's for the month of MayCelebrate Mom’s for the month of May

    With Mother’s Day behind us celebrate Mom’s for the month of May. As a mom of 3 myself, my life is very busy with work outside the home, going to school part time, the kids going to school and taking part in different activities along with other day to day things. Sometimes I find it hard to even get time to write up a grocery list for shopping.

    Flipp is a shopper’s – and a busy mom’s – best friend, helping us save money and time every week, all year long. The free location-based app brings the most flyers right to your mobile device, delivering all the latest sales from your favourite stores right to your pocket. With Flipp’s in-app shopping list and coupon matching, shoppers can quickly and easily find the best deals on whatever they need, and receive instant savings at checkout!

    Flipp is kicking off a special #FlippforMoms giveaway. For the Month of May on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, Flipp will be doing a giveaway each week for deserving Canadian moms.  Visit facebook.com/getflipp to learn more and enter to win! 

    So now that we are in the last week of May, to celebrate Mom’s out there like myself I am having a flash giveaway for a $100 Spafinder giftcard open to Canadians to give one lucky mom a day to enjoy to herself. We all need time to reset and and relax after a long week of Motherhood. The giveaway will run until June 7th and all you have to do is follow a few simple rules. Now you have two chances to win a $100 Spafinder giftcard. I’ve never been to a spa as im sure may mom’s out there can also relate, which means this is the perfect way to have the chance to have an incredible day at the spa.

    Good Luck!
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    Beauty

    L’Occitane Divine skincare Collection

    L'Occitane Divine skincare Collection

    I use alot of skincare because I care about my skin, I am getting older and finding the right products are very important for me, for my night skin routine I have been using the L’Occitane Divine skincare Collection. We were blessed this winter with having a warmer than usual however my skin still suffered from some of the cold snaps of weather we had. I noticed that my eyelids became dry, itchy and flaky and I also found a few patches of eczema too. Since I am all about having flawless skin I was happy to have the opportunity to review the L’Occitane Divine skincare Collection line, the line is made with with the everlasting organic immortelle flower and seven naturally derived active ingredients, to fight signs of dehydration and aging. Basically its an army in a bottle.

    After one night I noticed my skin felt alot smoother, after one week my skin looked more radiant, more toned and the small lines under my eyes looked softer. The packaging of both the oil and the cream comes in a yellow glass bottle, very luxurious feeling and high quality. The cream itself comes with a spatula so that you can take out a small amount which is all you need without contaminating the rest of the contents.

    Divine skincare Collection oil

    Divine Youth Oil – $106

    100% natural, The Divine Youth oil maintain skin’s youthful appearance leaves the skin velvety smooth all day and reduces the appreance of wrinkle by 63%. The oil also improves the skins firmness and provides more radiance to the skin also. To use the face oil I like to place two drops into my hands and press it into my skin so that it penetrates as deep as it can. Then I followed up with the moisturizer

    Divine skincare Collection cream

    Immortelle Divine Cream – $114

    A luxurious, lightweight cream combines unique anti-aging properties With five patents, acts to visibly correct all signs of aging, leaving the skin looking radiant and beautiful.
    Intensely nourishing, visibly reduces wrinkles, firms skin, restores elasticity.Helps redefine and restructure the natural profile of the face. I love the feel of the moisturizer on my skin it was rich but not heavy and it was very soothing especially after applying the face oil. Overall, the cost of the L’Occitane Divine skincare Collection face oil and moisturizer are costly but you only need a small amount the results and the way your skin feels makes up for what you spend. Along with that Natural products are being used.

    *Pr Samples

     

    Lifestyle

    Everyday Savings With Groupon Coupons

    Everyday Savings With Groupon Coupons

    Everyday Savings With Groupon Coupons

    This is a sponsored post. All opinions and experiences are mine

    If you are like me and you have a pretty big family then you know money is precious, I try to save money wherever I can because the cost of everything is so inflated. As a busy mom of 3 growing children, there is always something school related that requires money. Whether it be for school trips, lunch money, school fees, or lost books the cost adds up pretty quickly. Not to mention extra curricular activities they tend to empty your pockets faster than you can blink. That goes for grocery shopping as well, the cost of food is increasingly higher, which forces many of us to shop in bulk to get the most for our money. I also like to do alot of price matching and using coupons because its also another money saver on the pockets. A few years back I was introduced to Groupon when my sister was taking a trip, she ordered limo service for herself to go to the airport. I never thought of Groupon as more than a place that served as options to find cheaper activities.

    Everyday Savings With Groupon Coupons

    After doing a bit of research I noticed that its much more than that, you can find coupons for some pretty big retailers that have some pretty huge discounts through groupon which is a win win for me. Just a few days ago they had a 50% off flooring coupon for Home Depot and with home renovations being so popular I thought that was pretty amazing.

    Groupon Coupons are pretty easy to use, just go on to the site from your phone on a desk top and you can actually search those coupons that are in alphabetical order by company, or by top coupons for the specific day. I came across one coupon that I just used for the kids for Carter’s the list of coupons were amazing and especially with the kids growing as quickly as they are; these coupons are certainly helpful. Groupon is also a great place to look for gifts for family and friends, or places to go for date night. The possibilities are endless if you love to save money like I do.

    There are a few deals that I wanted to share with you before I end that are currently being offered on Groupon take a look before they’re gone!

    • Go Daddy- get .com domains for 0.99
    • Microsoft – grad gift ideas
    • Nike- 20% off clearance items

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    DIY

    Spring Diy Floral Arrangement

    Floral Arrangement

    I love fresh flowers and I love floral arrangements made with fresh flowers, however I don’t like the prices I see when I know these flowers will die. I recently took a class on how to make my own Spring Diy Floral Arrangement at my Local Michaels craft store and I wanted to share with you how I made mine. To make Floral arrangements you only need a few items to customize your own, you can be as creative as you want or as simple as you want . The theme I went for was for pops of colour for my existing Family room decor. Currently my Family Room is more of a beach type theme with cool Greys, vivd Blues and Water theme photography on the walls. I was looking for a bright contrast colour to break up the room so I went for Peaches, Yellows and hints of Orange. Now for my flower choices I went with Peonies, Ranunculus(which is hidden in the back), Dahlias and Spring floral bushes for fillers. The possibilities are endless in terms of what you come up with depending on your style or taste. Take a look below for a list or materials and instructions for you to make this at home.

    MATERIALS

    •  Wood Bucket with Metal Trim, 19 cm (7½”)
    •  Spring Floral Stem – Cream/Green Ranunculus, Orange/Peach Dahlia, Peony Yellow/Coral, Yellow/Orange Ranunculus
    •  Spring Floral Bush – Berry, Pompom with Berry
    •  Dry Foam Bricks, Green
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Hot Glue Sticks
    • Floral Wire Cutters
    • Floral Foam Knife

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside the wooden bucket. Hot glue the bottom of the foam to the the bucket to secure, if it feels loose.

    Step 2
    First you will add the large blossoms to the lower front of the bucket, as your focal point. Hold the stems up to the bucket and cut each stem so it is about 5.1 – 10.2 cm (2″-4″) above the rim. Push stems into the floral foam.

    Step 3
    Add the mid-sized floral that you choose and position behind the large blooms. Remember to slightly bend the stems with your fingers by pinching the stems and gliding them through, creating an arch. Hold the stems up to the bucket and cut so they stand 5.1 – 7.6 cm (2″-3″) above the focal flowers.

    Step 4
    Fill in the back and sides of the arrangement with bushes that add filler. Simply cut off all the stems on the wildflower bushes and push them into the floral foam, one at a time. Position them around the focal point, arranging until you like the overall look.

     

    Beauty

    L’Oreal Bohemian Beauty Collection

    L'Oreal Bohemian Beauty Collection

    Happy Monday! Today’s post I am sharing the L’Oreal Bohemian Beauty Collection for Spring 2016. While at work I was setting up the new display for Nails when I came across the new L’Oreal collection and I knew I needed them all. There are 8 shades in total and I have all 8 shades to share with you today. Now L’Oreal is one of my favourite drug store nail polish brands to use, the applicator is amazing and the quality of the polishes apply incredibly. The Bohemian collection is very Spring inspired, very soft and feminine with hints of shimmer and sparkle.

    When I swatched the polishes most of them did require 2 coats except for a couple. My favourite shades from the collection were Blissful Blue and Flower Crown. My least favourite shade was the Gypsy Glitz which was the holographic hair glitter, I knew I wasn’t a fan of but I decided to give it a try anyway. The dry time wasn’t bad even with the shades that I applied two coats they still dried fairly quickly.

    L'Oreal Bohemian Beauty Collection

    The finishes on the collection were all cremes except for peaceful pink, it was more of a iridescent shimmer. The only shades that gave a little bit of difficulty in applying was Boho Babe and Sunkissed Silver. I found that because it was more on the Nude side and a Creme finish it was just a little bit streaky when I applied them, as well as thicker in consistency. Which doesn’t make sense when you think about it. I picked up the collection at Shoppers Drug Mart and they were $8.49 each. I am not certain if Walmart carries the collection yet. Overall I love the collection I would certainly recommend it to someone looking for Spring inspired nail polishes.