OOTD - Winter Staples That’ll Never Go Out of Style

Monday, January 18, 2021

This has been rather mild winter in YEG but since we are in lockdown, again dressing up to go to the store is all I am about haha! Since we’re right in the middle of winter (and a long ways from warmer weather, like really wrong), there’s no better time to talk about winter staples. You know, those items that’ll never go out of style and that you’ll never regret buying: A long coat, comfy cozy sweater, head swap, and booties.

Long coats never go out of style. I love loose fitting ones so you can layer.
Booties for winter, with a little heel and comfort. 
Cozy, soft and warm sweaters are always in for winter. I love this H&M because its so soft and lose enough so I can layer it.
Head band/scarf, preferablly made of wool. 






jacket: Aritzia
sweater: H&M
boots: Toms
denim: Levi's
headscarf: handmade

Classic Deviled Eggs

Friday, January 15, 2021

Deviled eggs are a classic recipe and are perfect for the holidays and potlucks. They are simple to make and always a hit. There are TON of recipes out there but the best recipe I found is simple and combines few hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, paprika, salt and pepper.
What you need:
6 eggs
2 table spoons Dijon mustard
2 table spoons mayo
1/2 spoon white vinegar
salt and pepper
paprika
How to make it:
Boil the eggs.
Cool them.
Spoon out the egg yoks, and blend reminding ingredients until smooth.
Pipe the egg yok mixture, sprinkle with paprika and enjoy

 

Gershion Poly Nail Gel Kit Review

Thursday, January 14, 2021

In 2020 due to lockdown, or multiple lockdowns or quarantines in my city I purchased obscene number of things. I know I m probably not the only one, so I wanted to review a few things that I loved and few not so much loved. I love getting my nails done and have been getting acrylics and manicures for years, but with COVID and being worried about going places and the I decided to invest in the UV/LED light, and a polygel kit. 

Let me start this by saying I am no beauty technically inclined; I have a challenge painting my nails some days (like to a disasters point) but I couldn't be happier with my first attempt. I was shocked at how easy it was, sure it will take practice to get this right. 
The starter kit includes: 6 30ml gels in different colors-1.05oz, 50 dual forms in different sizes, 50 pcs paper forms, a dual headed tool-nail brush and spatula and a base and top coat.

Few things I learned along the way:
  • Less product is better. To much polygel will just ooze out around the sides and make your nails too thick. Dab just a small amount on the nail form and then add more if needed.
  • Alcohol or the slip is your best friend.
  • Cure for 60 seconds on both top and bottom of your nail.
  • You can paint over those (normal nail polish) and set it with gel provided
  • The forms are easier than paper
The only negative, aside from the learning curve if you are clueless like me, is that you need to purchase a gel lamp.

Dancing and life

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Best Beauty Products I Tried in 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Each year, thousands of new products hit the shelves and Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart suck me into trying a lot of things out. I m not good at make up, my hair is up in a messy bun most of the time and my skin care routine is minimal, but 2020 was a special year because I bought more beauty products than usual, and wore less make up than ever, so go figure.  Here are the products I absolutely loved, and not did not love so much.

Givenchy Hot Couture Eau de Toilette 
 This used to be my go to back in the early two thousands, and then they. I was so glad to see they brought it back awhile ago. Smells exactly like it did back in the day. Love this perfume, its light and last a long time.

Laneige lip mask 
Okay I might have had this for a long time but this product has been magic. I’ve searched for something that would work for my very dry lips for so long and this was the answer. Get it you def. need it.

Lano Tinted Lip Balm in Perfect Nude 
Creamy, moisturizing and the perfect nude color. Its not sticky and smells good.

 This has been potentially one of the best beauty finds, ever.  I’ve tried many brands and many different clay masks and this has been one of the best. It makes my skin smoother and bright, specially after spending time under in the sun or outside in the winter. Very easy to apply and wash off. Definitely highly recommend.

Rare Beauty Mini Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick Duo 
The colors are GORGOUS and it last so long it doesn’t also dry out your lips and its really pigmented 10/10 recommend. 

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 

This was recommended to me by my esthetician and I fell in love with it. I have acne prone skin and I use this couple times a week. My breakouts have subsided all together and my skin feels smoother. 


Five Good Movies I Watched in December

Friday, January 8, 2021

Much of December was spent watching more TV and lots of Netflix and Prime time.  Here are few movies I loved last month:

California Christmas 

Christmas with a prince 

Happiest Season

Extraction 

Old Guard 

What are some of the favorite movies you seen in last little while?

Vishine UV LED Nail Lamp Gel Nail Kit Review

Thursday, January 7, 2021

In 2020 due to lockdown, or multiple lockdowns or quarantines in my city I purchased obscene number of things. I know I m prob not the only one, so I wanted to review a few things that I loved and few not so much loved. I used to get a pedicure and manicure done once a month but since COVID all the salons were closed.

So I got this nail kit, and OMG it has been a life saver! 

The package comes loaded with everything you need:
Gel Nail Polish x 6
40W Nail Lamp x1
Top Coat x1
Base Coat x1
Top Coat x1
Base Coat x1
Nail File x1
Nail Buffer x1(Washable and Disinfectable)
Nail Brush x1
Cuticle Fork x1
Dotting Pen x1
Cuticle Pusher x1
Nail Separators x2
Revitalizing Nail x1
French stickers x 2 sheets (various designs)
Striping Tape x2 (color gold and silver)


The first time I did my nails it lasted for about two weeks, but I think that is more from a user error not because the color couldn’t last longer without chipping. Its super easy to use: you have to lightly buff the natural nail, use alcohol to dehydrate the nail, and apply base, cure it, color of choice, cure it, color again, cure it and finish it with a top coat and cure it.

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