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October 14, 2014

Muji is Coming to Toronto...Here is My Wishlist

You may have heard that Muji is coming to Canada. In fact it opens next month in downtown Toronto.  I am incredibly excited about this as I already have a muji acrylic system and love it. I want more though and knowing there is going to be a store here soon is I'm planning my list already.

First off...what I have:
I have  6 drawer acrylic eyeglass holder that I use for pencils and brow products as well as eye primers. It works great and I love it but I want the 4 drawer unit or another one so I can keep my mascaras and my lip liners in it too.
The 5 drawer unit and the 2 drawer unit with hinged top are also items I have. The two drawer is a must if you have Mac Paint Pots/Fluidlines.
While the system works great I do plan on getting another 5 drawer unit just so I can keep more of my everyday items in it.
My #muji set up #makeup #beauty #beautyblogger #bblogger #storage
Moving on to some other items.
I want to get whatever sizes I need of the PP Boxes to create what you see below. I don't know what sizes they are at all...but I want a set up like this.
I think I need a tall divided one for many of my brushes....I think they might finally have a real home out side Dollarama vases with bead filling in them.
Additionally I want what is on the left, whatever they are so I can keep my skin care and the makeup I need for the day in a place other than an old Glossybox.
I'm very excite to see them in person so I can figure out exactly what I need.
I'm not sure if I really want these or not, but they look so  cute....toothbrush holders.
Randomness for my kitchen...these divided porcelain plates. I have no clue what size would be best for my life, but I want them.
Finally some more random selections.
I always spill my drinks, so a coster with a lip might help.
Cotton pads for your eyes so you can make your own eye masks...yes please.
A cute little tea pot. They have many tea pots but this one is so cute. Did I ever tell you I have a tea pot collection? People just kept on buying me them or sending them to I have a big collection.
Travel refill set. This helps you fill all your travel bottles.
Cat shaped post-it notes....who doesn't need that?
Checklist stamper...makes any paper into a checklist.
Ok so those are all the Muji things I am currently craving. I cannot wait to shop a real store and just see what neat things they have.
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October 13, 2014

August and September 2014 Empties

I avoided doing my empties post last month, so this months has it in it too. 
L'oreal Total Repair Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner I used these both up at the same time, sort of shocking, that never happens. The shampoo is just as creamy as the conditioner and they both work very well to help restore damaged hair. If you like the Total Repair 5 line you will like this too. Would I buy it again? YES! I really really liked this and the shampoo helped convert me back to a shampoo user at 4.5 years of being co-washing my hair
Avon Naturals Kids Amazing Apple Detangling Spray I used up one of these and then bought this one right away. I really liked it. Sadly this bottles pump never wanted to work. So I bought a new spray bottle and used it right up Would I buy it again? No, the pump thing pissed me off, it just was strange how it would spray but not well and suck the bottle inward. I plan on trying another brand of detangling spray next time.
Bath and Bodyworks Shea Cashmere Dry Shampoo I love the smell of this, so does my husband. After one use it went haywire, squirted straight out and ruined my hair. Here read these reviews READ! See I am not the only one who hated it. Plus it was crazy empty after that two uses, like empty. I am going to take it back at some point for a refund or swap, that is one good thing about BBW, they have a guarantee on all their products. Would I buy it again? No, this product is pure crap.
L'oreal Preference Conditioner  I have tons of these hanging around, so I finally used it up.  
Boscia Recharge Night Moisturizer I got this in a glossybox, and I finally used it all up Would I buy it again?  No, I didn't like it very much.
Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water I got this bonus size a while back and finally used it up. By far one of my favourite cleansing waters. Would I buy it again?  Yes, in fact I got another one at the Lisa's sale this spring.
Marcelle Hydra C Gel  This was a staple for me for a long long time. I've maybe gone throughout 3 of them over time. I love that it is a gel that keeps my skin very hydrated Would I buy it again?  Yes, definitely, but for now I want to use up some of the skin care I have hanging around.
Ponds Wipes I used these up quick. I got them on sale and they did their job quite well. Would I buy it again? Maybe, if they are on sale, other wise I'm buying generic wipes.
Nivea Lip Balm I got this also in a glossy box. I don't like it, it is soft and smooshes too easily. Not that hydrating ....mehhh Would I buy it again?  No.
B. Kamis Lip Balm Also a  glossybox item....meehhh. It was ok, nothing special. Would I buy it again? I don't think they make it anymore, but $21 for a lip balm is too much. 
Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Gel Lotion L-Bifidus & Grape I got a bunch of these a long time ago when they were on sale and I had a coupon. I think they cost me $2 each. Now they are sold in a larger size with a pump. I am the worst for moisturizing and yet I have the driest skin ever. This helped because it was a gel that got absorbed fast. Would I buy it again?  Yes, I have another in  Peach Oil (think like apricot seed oil) and I am quickly using it up.
The Body Shop Honeymania Bath Melt I used this up fast. It does create a wonderful bath filled with lots of bubbles. Would I buy it again? No, I am trying not to use Honey/Sugar in any of my bath items from now on.
The Body Shop Honeymania Body Scrub I think this scrub is great for its creamy factor but sucky for its far to fine crystals. I can't scrub anything with crystals this fine. Would I buy it again? No, sticking with the Satsuma scrub or others.
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter I like this butter because it is Satsuma scented, but really wish it was a bit thicker. Would I buy it again?  I don't know, I have a massive stockpile to work through before I can buy any more body products, butters included.
Bath and Body Works Fresh Picked Body Wash in Tangerines I got this for xmas from a client, I really liked it. I mainly used it for baths and not as a shower gel. It smells very fresh and fruity. Would I buy it again? I don't think it is still sold by bath and body works, but if I ever use up my stock pile I would consider it.
The Body Shop Almond Hand and Cuticle Cream  I finally used this tube up.  It is a very light and fast absorbing hand lotion. Would I buy it again? I would consider it, right now I am using the rose version.
L'oreal Youth Code Serum Corrector I finally used up this great serum. I love the regular version this one seemed to work a bit at diminishing my barley there skin pigmentation. Would I buy it again? Yes.
Hard Candy Lash Call Mascaras  I cannot believe I still had these. They were hidden away somewhere and I thought I had tossed them years ago. These were fun bright mascaras I never wore too much Would I buy it again? No, I don't need bright coloured mascaras but they were good for what they were.
Masque Bar by Look Beauty I got this handed to me on the street during TIFF this year. It appears to be a new brand at Shoppers Drug Mart.  Would I buy it again? I don't know yet. I wonder how much they cost. I have a second one that I want to try out before making any choices.
Pari Beauty Precious Glow I never ever use this shimmery eye primer Would I buy it again? No, it just isn't for me
Elf Mineral Eye Brightener I love this. I hated the studio version, it was just all big sparkles, but this is fantastic for setting the skin under your eyes. Would I buy it again? Yes, already on my next jar of it.
Elf Studio Eye Primer & Liner Sealer I had this a while, and I just decided it was too old and should be tossed. I never used the liner side much but more the primer. I feel the primer is comparable if not better than Mac Painterly. Would I buy it again? Yes, I already have a new one on the go.
Wet N Wild Fergie Liner  This was dried out when I opened it and I just failed to toss it until now. Would I buy it again? I would try it again if I saw it, but I don't think it is sold in Canada.
Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation I bought this in the exact same shade I have the liquid in and they pother a perfect match. I completely empties this and even scooped the innards out. I absolutely adore this foundation! Would I buy it again? Yes, I want another one right now, but I am determined to use up a few foundations first.
Delon Nail Polish Remover  This was a dollar store purchase. I got it because I really needed a nail polish remover and it is made in Canada. It worked quite well. Would I buy it again? Maybe, I didn't mind it
Bath and Body Works Candle in Apple Crumble I used this tiny candle up. Not my favourite scent. Would I buy it again? Nope.

October 08, 2014

Cross Border Haul

The hubby and I took a day trip across the border this week. I managed to get some stuff at ULTA, Target and Trader Joe's.

First off we went to ULTA, I wanted some Lorac items, but sadly their holiday sets weren't in yet.
 I did get the Lorac TANalizer Highlighter and Matte Bronzer Duo, it was $12
 I picked up some NYX as well, two Butter Glosses (apple strudel and sugar cookie) and Dark Circle Concealer in Fair, it is a orange toned concealer.
I saw before going that Ulta had exclusive holiday sets from Too Faced and Tarte, so I decided to get one of each.
 Too Faced Sugar and Spice contains 12 shadows and a mini Better Than Sex mascara in a cute little bag.
 Tarte Away Oui Go set is meant for the traveller. It has four sets of four shadows and blush, 3 glosses and a Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.
 The idea is that you can pop out the set you want and take it with you in the blue travel case.
Over at Trader Joe's I succumb to pumpkin spice madness. No kidding, I love pumpkins and pumpkin I stocked up on many many pumpkin themed items, and I am happy. We got lots of junk food, but be aware TJ might be the healthiest store ever, their veggie and fruit selection is crazy and really cheap. Since I can't bring that stuff across with me, we loaded up on tasty treats that will last us months.
First off we got a very large insulated tote bag, it holds so much and seems to be very well made so it will get lots of use.

We got two Triple Ginger Snaps, the best ginger snaps ever! a Fruit Jellies for the hubby, he really likes fruit jellies and I am always looking for some for him. Finally we got the product that started our TJ obsession, the Chocolate Orange Sticks.
 Three tubs of  Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter, they were out of the regular one. This might be my favourite stuff on earth. The hubby got a PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar.
 Now on to pumpkin madness....
 Pumpkin Spiced Chia Tea Latte Mix, yeah that just sounded too yummy not to get. Pumpkin Cornbread Mix I plan on making Chili and making these to go with it. Pumpkin Spice Coffee I needed coffee and this has all the pumpkin spices (no pumpkin) in it. It smells amazing.  Pumpkin Body Butter I have the Coconut version and love it, so I had to get this. Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix and Pumpkin Butter, I got the Williams-Sonoma version of this a few years ago and it was a hit at Thanksgiving. While the WS was tasty it was also pricy as hell, these were $2.99 each. They were also doing tastings of them together and it was just as good as the WS version. Finally I got the Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil which is such a pretty dark green and just the right amount of toasted, it is going to be used on salads for months to come.
Original Irish Breakfast Tea. Last time we went to a TJ I got one of these, my Step-Mother-in-Law got half of it and didn't think much of it, but my Mother-in-law went nuts for it when she came over to vist. She took no stock into the fact I could not buy more and just made pot after pot with two tea bags in each. box is going to her and one is staying here.
Finnaly I got the best mustard ever, the Hot and Sweet Mustard.

Over at Target I got more food. I really tried to get some beauty stuff there but every single thing on my list was not there. It wasn't meant to be. 

We got 4 cases of Cherry Coke Zero as well.
 The hubby loves candy corn, I mean LOVES it. He picked up some Brach's S'mores and Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn. I hate the texture of candy corn so these are all his (he already ate most of the S'mores).
 I always have to get Swiss Miss Diet Hot Chocolate. It only has 25 calories and taste amazing.
 Kelly McKelly raved about Coffee Mate Hazelnut on one of her Coffee Time With Kelly videos, so heck I had to grab one. Hazelnut is one of my go to flavours (as well as pumpkin, pumpkin spice and mint chocolate). I also got Archer Farms (Target brand) Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup, it happens to be sugar free and the exact same bottle of my empty Starbucks hazelnut syrup. So I am putting the Starbucks pump onto this one. I saw that they had regular flavours as well (hazelnut, carmel, vanilla) so I am going to go for a hunt to see if they are in Canada or not since it was ¼th of the price that Starbucks charges.
 I picked myself up some tasty other treats, Trident Layers gum in Pumpkin Spice and Mint M&M's.
 I also stopped by the Under Armour outlet. I picked up a few shirts on clearance and this fantastic gym bag for $39.99. Very happy about it since it is still listed on their USA website for $69.99.

October 05, 2014

Jet Set Into Fall with Revlon

Recently I recived this adorable suitcase themed box from the good people at Revlon Canada.
 Isn't it cute? I think so. Well, inside is everything I need to create  a "New York Knock-Out" look.
So what was inside?
Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Oyster and Charcoal
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black
Revlon ColorStay Bold Lacquer Mascara in Blackest Black
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in New York Scene
Revlon ColorSTay Gel Envy in Checkmate and All In and the Diamond Top Coat
Top to bottom:
Moisture Stain in New York Scene, Eyeliner in Black,
Eyeshadows in Oyster and Charcoal 
How to get the look
  1. Apply Oyster Shadow all over lids and brow bone area.
  2. Apply Charcoal just above the crease and smoke out.
  3. Use the liner to create a thick line that goes from the inner corner of the eye to just past the outer corner of the eye. 
  4. Use the liner from the middle of the lower lash line outward until it meets the upper lash line's liner. I used the built in sharpener and smudged to create the shape I wanted.
  5. Apply Mascara (two coats works best).
  6. Then apply New York Scene on the lips.
  7. I finished the look with All In on most of my nails, with Checkmate on my ring fingers. Followed by a the Diamond top coat.
There were all done.

Now you want to win all 8 products featured in this look?
Well, that's almost as easy as this look. Check out this photo here on my instagram account and like it. I will pick a winner on October the 17th. Giveaway Open To: Canadian residents, 18+.

That's it, good luck!

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*Products were sent for me to review.

October 02, 2014

Inglot Toronto Opeining and Haul

Inglot finally reopened in Toronto last month after several years away. The new store is located at 19 Dundas Square, right behind the Hard Rock Cafe. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a pre-launch shopping event for Toronto bloggers. I jumped at the chance to shop at the new store.
Inside is just gorgeous. So organized and so pretty. I wanted to buy just about everything.
Once Inside you can grab a magnetic palette and start designing your own freedom system palette. There are quite a few options for how big and what you want to put inside your palette. Since I was strictly looking for eyeshadows I chose a 10 pan freedom palette and 10 shadows to go inside it. The blushes were tempting me though, they really want to come home with me.
The magnetic palette I placed the products I wanted onto.
I was largely drawn to the rainbow shadows, which contain a gradient of 3 colours in one shadow pan. I ended up getting 5 rainbow and 5 regular eyeshadows.

the 10 shadows I chose
my 10 pan freedom system palette
So far I am loving all the shades I chose, and have no regrets.

Interested in the new Inglot Toronto store? You can find them here:
19 Dundas Square
Toronto M5B 1B7
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