Jan 19, 2015

Making Waves: Items Needed for the Perfect Beach Day

Making Waves

Allan and I leave for Sayulita, Mexico in 3 days and we are both so excited to be getting away from the daily grind and seeing our old pal, the Sun, again.

We've both learned so much about packing for trips (mainly me, as Allan has always been a better packer) that we've only packed a carry-on bag, each, for our 8 days in Mexico.  Gone are the days of paying $75 for an overweight bag at the airport!!

This collage features all the items you need for the perfect day at the beach: The Gnarly Whale's Thai Coconut Beach Waves Salt Spray, a Maaji reversible bikini (any one will do as they are the absolute best bathing suits you will purchase), your favorite sarong, a pair of Sanuk flip-flops (the best ever) and Oscar Blandi's Pronto Dry Shampoo.

I can honestly say there are only three little things missing from this list: One, your favorite book, two, a lip gloss and three, a sunscreen.  Place all these items in a beach bag and you are good to go!

What are your must-haves for the perfect day at the beach???

PS - Remember to tune in to the blog on February 2 for Red Lip Gloss' FIRST EVER Blog Sale!


Jan 16, 2015

DIY Beauty Fridays: 8 Home Remedies That Will Banish Dark Circles

Dark circles just won't go away???
Dark circles can creep up at anytime.

Maybe you haven't slept in a few days or maybe it's hereditary.  Either way, those pesky dark circles can make it so your makeup never looks quite right, despite using as much concealer as you possibly can.

Potatoes, cucumber slices or cold tea bags are the most common home remedies as the coolness shocks the skin but they also all contain an ingredient that soothes and calms the eye area.

Check out this handy guide for more home remedies to banish those dark circles.

What are some of your favorite home remedies??  What has been working for you?


Jan 15, 2015

And The Winner of the Palmer's Giveaway Is.......

And the winner of the Palmer's Giveaway is.... LORI S!!!
There was a total of 19 entries and number 17 works out to Lori!  Congrats, girl, on your win!!  Please email me your full name and mailing address for me to send to Palmer's.  They will be mailing out your prize!  My email address is cmwolthers@gmail.com

Thanks again for everyone who entered.

PS - Beginning February 2, I will be hosting an AMAZING blog sale.  Stay tuned friends...


Jan 14, 2015

Ipsy's January Glam Bag - My First One!

Today, I received my first Glam Bag from Ipsy.  For those that haven't heard of Ipsy, it's a monthly subscription to a site that mails you beauty products every month to try for a very low fee.  You even get to take a fun quiz to determine what type of products you like and what you're in to.

Being that it was my first glam bag, I wasn't too sure what to expect.  In my package, I received:

All Over Eye Shadow Brush by Elizabeth Mott
Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure (it's gorgeous)
BellaPierre Highlighter Simmer in Excite
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream with Avocado + Argan
Makeup Bag

As soon as I opened the glam bag I immediately went online and re-did my beauty quiz.  As cute as the few items are, I was really hoping for some bold, new colors or tools that I might not have seen before.  Perhaps, next month.

Have you heard of Ipsy before?  What are your thoughts of my bag?

PS - Today is the last day of my blog giveaway. If you haven't entered yet, please do so at this link!


Jan 13, 2015

New Drugstore Beauty Products for 2015

Being a resident of Canada, new beauty products seem to be released much later than in the US.  This is typically why I scour the internet for all the "newness" we don't have here, make a long list and then go hunting across the border for all these great new buys we may or may not get.

My list this year is AMAZING.  Here's a few of the items I can't wait to get my hands on:

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sun Streaks Lightening Spray $8.99 from Target

I used to use Sun-In religiously.  As soon as the weather was warm, I would pull out my trusty bottle and lighten my hair to my heart's content.  Best part about this product, though, is the brand name as John Frieda's products are usually fairly good!

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Velvet $8.99 from Ulta

Rimmel has been a fall-back cheap line for me in the past and I am super stoked to try this out.  Supposedly, it will provide 8 hours of continuous color WITHOUT drying your lips.  Can't wait to put this to the test.

Flower Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit $12.98 from Target

Okay, I can honestly say I've never purchased a concealer kit in my life but this one has two nude colors, a green AND a brightening primer.  I mean, it doesn't get much better than that.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper $6.99 from Target

Bold brows, bold brows, ladies!  They are not going anywhere, anytime soon.  So, instead of fighting it, by the product and plump your brows like a crazy person.

Alba Botanica Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes $5.99 from Target

Love this line to start with and now they have a puffy eye product for under 6 dollars?  Amazing.  This cooling gel is said to remove the puffiness super quickly and works better than using cold spoons.  Much more discreet!!

Physician's Formula Super BB All-in-1 Cheek & Lip Beauty Balm $6.95 from Physcian's Formula

Looks like Eos lip balm BUT has color and can be used on your cheeks.  I say this is a win win product for sure.

E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tint $2 from Target

I love products I can put on with my fingers.  A tinted balm that only costs $2...I have a feeling this will become my favorite product this year.  Can't wait to see the other tints this comes in.

Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream $16.99 from Garnier

There just aren't enough inexpensive anti-aging products on the market these days.  I do enjoy Garnier and am digging this new product, especially as it's supposed to make your skin look like a million bucks overnight.

Tresemme Expert Selection Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray $7.39 from Drugstore.com

I have pretty much tried every Sea Salt Spray on the market since my favorite Charlotte Ronson spray was discontinued.  So, why would I not try this one.  Plus, it's super cheap.

I can not wait to get my hands on these products!!  What are your faves of 2015??

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