Top 5 Beauty Products From The Drugstore Currently In Rotation

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I am a big fan of finding drugstore products that are as good as high end products. Sometimes this costs me more money because I buy so many new things, but I justify it by only trying the products once they go on sale or I find a coupon or when I hit the jackpot and get a sample! I love FREE it's my favourite word! Here are the top 5 products currently in my makeup bag. 

Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick- These chubby little bastards are the greatest thing ever. For a girl who wants to try the contour trend but has no bloody idea how, this is the perfect way. I know it's size make you think I am going to look like a clown but you won't just give it a shot. 

Pixi Glow Tonic- This toner not only smells amazing it really makes my skin feel refreshed. I bought the travel size to see if I really like it after a few months of use. So far I haven't seen a difference in my skin but I've heard great reviews so I will continue using it. 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Turquoise- I have been searching for a blue eyeliner that I can wear on my lower lash line. The first couple of blues I tried were too dark and not pigmented enough to really show the blue, it just ended up looking like it was black. This eyeliner from Rimmel is amazing the pigment is amazing, I would highly recommend this in any colour. I don't usually go for waterproof but this formula stayed on and came off very easily. 

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NYX Lip Primer- I am in love with NYX's matte lip cream in Copenhagen but my lips were always so dry and cracked afterward. I love that it dries and doesn't move but my lips need constant reapplication of vaseline the next day to normalize them. Enter NYX lip primer this stuff is magic, apply it before your lip cream and your lips will stay moisturized all night and there is no need for lip repair the next day! I would recommend both.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges- These little sponges can give the Beauty Blender a run for its money. I have used both and I have to say they work the same. Now I do have to mention that I did buy a pack and they were not the same quality but for $6 for two sponges I was willing to throw them out and buy two more. That still cost me $12 which is still cheaper than the Beauty Blender. Try it out and let me know what you think.

What is currently in rotation in your makeup bag? Any products you think we would like?

OOTD - Green and White

Monday, February 27, 2017

I am very much a mess and seem to ruin most white outfits I wear. Finding and investing in a comfortable pair of white jeans was always a struggle for me, knowing I would probably ruin them sooner or later. Fun fact: I only spill things on myself if I am wearing light colors. I picked this pair of jeans up at Aritzia and paired it with a bright sweater and brown accessories.

jeans: Aritzia
shoes: Aldo
purse: Aldo
sweater: Zara

The Easiest Banana Bread Recipe

Friday, February 24, 2017

I love food, and bread ranks pretty high on that list. I have been trying to find an easy and simple banana bread recipe for a long time. I didn't know there was so many ways to mess up  making something that should be so simple, but yet I did it. By trial and error I have landed on this recipe variation. This is the most successful and versatile banana bread recipe I've found and it can easily be modified by adding chocolate chips, walnuts, apple sauce without having to modify the recipe at all.
      ·         1 teaspoon vanilla
·         1/2 cup margarine, softened  
·         1 cup white sugar  
·         2 eggs  
·         1 1/2 cups mashed banana  
·         2 cups all-purpose flour  
·         1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Prepare the pan (grease and flour one 9x5 inch pan)
Mix margarine and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Beat in eggs, then bananas. Add flour and soda, stirring just until combined.
Pour into a pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes (or till toothpick comes out clean).
Remove from pan and let cool. Enjoy.

Let  what you think if you try it.

First Date Rituals

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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We all have little things we like to do before a first date: stress out, drink wine, try on every piece of clothing we own, cry because nothing looks good, notice wine bottle is empty. Some people are super excited or calm before hand too.

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I like to shower and shave. Since it's a first date and I don't date often, it's probably a little Amazonian on those legs.

Nermisa likes to get pumped by listening to her EDM playlist. At least if the date flops, she's still got Calvin.

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We all make sure to tell someone where we are going - a check in time and code arranged for emergency exits.

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And obviously no lipstick. Just in case the date goes great - it could end in a kiss. Or two.

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What are your first date rituals?

OOTD - Thigh-High Boots and a White Dress

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

As we transition from winter to spring, I am finding it difficult to find what to wear. The weather is unpredictable, I find myself wearing a lot of dresses, and over the knee boots. It’s a great way to look chic without trying too hard. I finished the look with my new coat. The oversize and loose cut of the coat add the effortless touch.

dress: Marshalls
hat: Zara
boots: Steve Madden
coat: Top Shop

TV Shows Recommended To Me

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I recently got an android box, if you don't know what that is, its a box that allows you to watch all the movies and all the TV. One problem I didn't think I would have in having access to every show was finding something to watch. The fact that you have so many shows at your fingertips actually makes it quite difficult to pick something, its overwhelming and with an android box that also means no more commercials so I have to search to find out whats out there. Seeing as I have watched all of my regular shows and am now up to date I thought I would ask my friends what they are watching. So here is a list of shows my friends are watching.

Jane The Virgin- A girl who accidentally gets artificially inseminated and go! Drama, drama, drama! its basically an American version of a tele novella. I am excited to check it out its already in its 4th season.
Stranger Things- This show has been everywhere lately, so many people have mentioned it to me and told me to watch it. It's about a young boy who goes missing and his mother, police chief and friends go looking for him. 

Life In Pieces- All I know about this show is it is a comedy, and I love to laugh so this show seems right up my alley.

Schitts Creek- Can you tell my friends know me another comedy! It's about a family that loses their fortune and moves to a small town.
The Bachelor-Trashy TV is a must, not only is it great to discuss with your friends but its also a great way to escape and just let your mind shut off. 

The OA- So everyone has said if you like Stranger Things then you will like this, I had not even heard of it. I like that I have no idea what to expect, apart from it has some mystery. Its a Netflix original which means you can binge watch the whole thing.
Santa Clarita Diet- I am not even going to say anything about this show except watch it, its so unexpectedly funny. When my friend said watch it I did just that, it was so good I finished it in one weekend. Don't judge me just go watch it!

What shows are you watching? Which of these have you seen?

OOTD - Sweaters and Skirts

Monday, February 20, 2017

Edmonton has been warmer than usual (hello sunshine!) which I made sure to take full advantage off. I wore this adorable  sweater from Zaful with one of the most comfortable skirts I own for running around and full day of back to back meetings. I love the color of this sweater, since I so naturally gravitated to black and white, and the zippers add a fun touch.

sweater: c/o Zaful (shop here )
skirt: Lululemon
shoe: Aldo
purse: Chanel (similar here)