Mar 27, 2015

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Bath Salts

Sigh, I miss hot baths more than I can explain.

I know I can still have baths but they have to be lukewarm, warm at best, and I do miss the scalding hot water, sweating away, while the bathroom steams up and I can barely see in front of me.

One thing that hasn't changed, despite the water temperature, is my fascination with bath salts.  I am usually the first to seek out these relaxing bath additions that come in a multitude of scents and textures.  What's even better than being able to buy them is to make your own!!

Homemade Lavender (or any scent) Bath Salts 

3/4 cup Sea Salt
1/4 cup, plus 2 TBSP, Epsom Salts
2 TBSP Baking Soda
A couple drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender, Rose, etc)
Food coloring if you want to store it and look pretty

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  Add the essential oil and food coloring (if you'd like) and stir until evenly distributed.  Place contents in a mason jar to store in the bathroom.  Pour into your bathwater and soak to your heart's content!!

Okay, it's Friday and I am so going to go and have a bath now.  Happy Friday ladies!


Mar 26, 2015

The Best of YouTube - Fabulous Beauty Vloggers and Videos Worth Watching

I love YouTube.  I find some amazing people, tips and tricks from watching YouTube.

Here are some of my favorite videos and Vloggers!!

What do you watch on YouTube?  Who are your favorites?


Mar 25, 2015

Anti-Aging Products - Marcelle New Age Precision Review

Marcelle New Age Precision

If you have not started an anti-aging regime yet, you absolutely have to. Truly, I am the poster child for anti-aging products.  Why, you ask???

Number one, its never too early to start caring for your skin, especially from getting older.  Two, anti-aging products, though more expensive, have added benefits that not only lift and fill in wrinkles but can also even skin tone and brighten.  Three, aging happens to everyone so why not use a product that combats the early effects?  Four, because I said so....ha

I've recently been trying drugstore brands to find a cheaper alternative to my favorite Estee Lauder and Lancome products.  After using the Marcelle New Age Precision line, I can say that I have found the products I've been searching for.  Not only are they less than a third of the price of Estee Lauder or Lancome, but the benefits are almost exactly the same.

First, I bought the New Age 8-in-1 Power Serum which is absolutely amazing.  Finally, a serum that actually works!  It's smoothed out my skin and even the lines on my forehead are less prominent.  I swear by serums and I've used a lot in my day but this one absolutely takes the cake.  I will 100% be buying this over and over again.

Second, I purchased the New Age Precision Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream and Night Cream.  I love that there are separate creams for both day and night.  Especially for an anti-aging line, there should always be two creams as each one is designed to do something different.  The creams have virtually no smell, which I like, and both are very rich and luxurious.  They blend well into the skin and don't make my skin feel greasy or heavy.

Aside from the results, I love these products because of the price.  Truly, each item is $33.95 CAD online, and might be cheaper in stores, so how can you go wrong???  Try this line out, I'm telling you, you will never purchase another skin care line, ever.  Coming from me, this is a HUGE deal.

PS - Last night, I changed my hair color to a dramatic red AND got bangs.  Here's a sneak peak at the new 'do...


Mar 24, 2015

Lipstick Haul: The Many Shades of Berry

I am buying lipsticks like crazy right now.

I think it has to do with the fact that in a month and a half, I will be on Mat Leave and will probably not have the money, or time, to so carefully pick many cosmetic items to try.  I guess I am trying to fit it all in now!

I discovered this gorgeous berry tone while looking through old Ipsy Glam Bags and saw that back in November of 2014 (prior to me being a member) members received a gorgeous berry shade lipstick from Forever21.  Now, you all know me enough to know that I would NEVER usually buy lipstick from there but the color was just too beautiful to pass up.

I ordered 3 lipsticks (2 Matte and one Creme), 2 glosses and an adorable owl lip balm.

Check out these colors though!  I am beyond obsessed with berry shades and am really happy to own these especially since they are like $4 a piece.  One thing to note, the creme berry shade does not last as long as the matte shades so I do find I am reapplying that one constantly.

Have you ever bought a beauty product from Forever21?  Which one?


Mar 18, 2015

Where I've Been This Past Week - In Pictures

All I wanted to do this past week was sit down, relax and write some amazing blog posts.  Instead, I've been tired.

And working on our Little Man's room (with Allan, of course, who's been doing all the heavy lifting).

Check this out.

This beautiful work of art was made for little Benjamin by one of my best friends and his "Aunt".  Thank you Auntie Bronwen.

His new crib, pilled high with all the clothes I need to wash for him.

Our new-to-us glider chair.

A bookshelf with too few books and tons of elephants.

My dad's dresser, from when he was a little boy, repainted white.

Not everything is completely ready but we are getting there.  We still have 9 weeks to finish!!

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