26 February 2014

Beauty Wednesday! Just Some Quick Tips!

Hey Ladies! I'm here for a quick Beauty Wednesday! I know I wanted to have one last week but I just didn't have time and honestly I don't really have time now but I'm making some! 

Today, I just wanted to give you a couple of quick make up tips! So lets go...

Your concealer should be the exact same color as your foundation! If it is lighter or darker and you're trying to cover something it just draw attention to it! 

Your under eye concealer however should be a shade or two lighter because you want to brighten this area.

Instead of highlighting between your eyebrows try highlighting over the arches of your brows. Sometimes highlighting over between your eyebrows just makes it look like your T zone is shiny!

Know your eye shape! Knowing your eye shape can make all the difference in the world because you want to be able to make your eyes pop and well sometimes not knowing the ins and outs of our eyes we can make them look bad. You know what I'm talking about we have all since it.

To make your lips look fuller, place a shiny gloss in the middle of your lips!

Highlight your cupid's bow! This is the dip on your top lip if you didn't know

Try your best to always match your face to your neck!

Remember, a smile is the best thing you can put on your face!

Love you all and see you again soon!


17 February 2014


What? Yes I'm actually blogging! I was starting to think I had forgotten how but alas I have shaken off that feeling and I'm back for today anyways! I'm hoping to have another Beauty Wednesday up this week too so fingers crossed!

Today, I was thinking I would give you a bit of an update on what has been keeping me away since January! In one word it can be summed up....SCHOOL! I have not been this busy in years! School is keeping me much more busy then work ever did. This is probably because I have to do things at home for school too. I have to say I am loving it though. I finally have that feeling of contentment I did not have before. We are working on perm wraps right now which I have to say I didn't really like when we started but since then I have caught on, still need more practice but basically have the hang of it now. I have also completed a blunt cut and uniform cut! I liked the blunt cut way more then the uniform cut! I think it is because the blunt cut came much more naturally to me.

Earlier this month we also had two days where we did free shampoos and styles. I was lucky enough that I had 4 people book an appointment with me. My cousin Ashdenne, was my first client and everything went smoothly with her! As did all my other clients which included Erica my sister and friends Cathy and Rebecca. Cathy actually came on both days we did the shampoos! Thank you ladies so much for coming in! I'm excited everything that is to come with this course and next term I'm excited for the coloring section!

The lovely Jessica Noelle nominated me for a Liebster Award! How sweet is she? I'm always so shocked when someone tells me they nominated me for this award. It is just so nice. Since, I have been nominated a few times now I'm just going to answer Jessica's questions since I really don't have new blogs to give you right now. I would love to be able to nominate a bunch more but I haven't been looking around for new blog lately since I have been so busy outside the internet lately. Again, thanks to Jessica for nominating me! Go and check her out here :)

The Questions:

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
-Lets see right now I would love to be on a beach so maybe Bora Bora! I would also love love love to go to New Zealand and back to New York and London.

Who is your celebrity crush?
-Leonardo DiCaprio and has been for like 20 years!

What alcohol can you never drink again and why?
-Hmmmm I can't think of any alcohol I can't drink again, probably because I'm not a huge drinker anyways so I rarely get really drunk off anything. I can you I don't like cream based alcohols! 

If you could shop free at one store, which store would you choose?
-Free at one store? Sadly probably MAC, I love me some good make up! Or Sephora because then I can get make up and hair stuff!

What smell reminds you of your childhood?
-Homey smells, cranberry and mulberry scents because my mom always had those can of scented candles burning in the house.

What is something new that you would like to try this year?
-I think I am trying something new already this year and that is beauty school! I have always had an interest and now I'm finally doing it!! Also loving it!

For what reasons would you block someone on Facebook?
-Good question, I would say if they kept offending me with what they were posting, but really I would probably just hide them on my feed. I haven't had to block anyone who I don't know!

What is your go-to karaoke song?
-Anything Backstreet Boys!

What is the meaning behind your blog name?
-Just something I liked because I wanted my blog to feel homey and just easy.

What is your guilty pleasure reality show?
-Any of the Real World/Road Rules Challenges....Big Brother Canada, Real Housewives

What quote do you live by?

"Every new day is another chance to change your life"

Hope you all have a great week and hopefully I will see you on Wednesday for another Beauty Wednesday!


05 February 2014

Beauty Wednesday: Sigma Brushes

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you're all having a great week. Mine of course is busy! We had Shampoo Day yesterday at the salon and are having another one tomorrow. Thankfully, I'm loving my cosmetolgy course. I will give a better update hopefully on Friday and if not then on Monday. As it is Wednesday I'm sure you're here for Beauty Wednesday! This week's topic is make up brushes! I have told you many times to wash your brushes on a regular basis so I hope you're all doing this! If you take care of your brushes, they will last longer even the ones you pick up at the local drug store!

Today, I'm not talking about the drug store brushes, I'm talking about my new Sigma brushes! When my mom asked me what I wanted from her for Christmas I honestly had no idea what I wanted! I didn't really need anything and well I couldn't even think of something I wanted until I watched another YouTube video and they talked about their Sigma make up brushes. I do have some nice brushes from Sephora and a couple from MAC but I really wanted to try the Sigma brushes. I decided that was going to be one of my Christmas gifts! And of course on Christmas morning I got the Essential Kit. They are the best brushes! I want every brush in the collection and one day I will have them all. There are a few of the brushes I would love to have a couple of because it is annoying to spot clean when changing colors and such. They are soft but not so soft they don't pick up the product or feel like they are not actually putting the product on your face. They wash really well and keep their shape when drying. One of my biggest pet peeves with brushes is when they loss hairs on your face! These brushes haven't lost a hair yet! If you haven't guessed yet I'm totally in love with these brushes. I really like them more than my other brushes even though those ones are great too. The essentials kit is perfect too, gives you all the brushes you basically need and for a good deal. It was around $150 for 12 brushes. I know some of you might be thinking that isn't a deal at all but for those who know it really is since one brush can be $50. I especially like the eye shadow brushes from Sigma, they pick up the product nicely and deposit well on the skin. I don't feel like I'm going back and forth a hundred times to get good color payoff.

To sum it up I love these brushes and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great set of brushes. I maybe wouldn't tell you to get them if you're not into make up and wanting really nice brushes but if you do these are the brushes to get! I promise you won't be disappointed!

image from google.com

29 January 2014

Beauty Wednesday! Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette

Beauty Wednesday is back! I'm happy to bring it back too! I have been trying to balance school and my personal life lately and sadly school is beating my personal life down but I will do another post that at a later date because it is time to talk make up! 

I know I'm a tad late with a review of the Naked 3 palette but better late than never right? 

As soon as I saw this palette I knew I needed to have it. I loved all the colors and I hadn't even seen it person yet. Once having it in my hands I loved it even more! I had to wait for Christmas to get it though because honestly at the time I could justify spending the money that close to Christmas. On Christmas morning though I had it in my hands with my new Sigma brushes(review on them at a later date). I honestly do love all of the shades because I love the rose gold theme to the palette. I course have some favorites though which are Limit, Nooner, Factory and Blackheart. All amazing shades! Since I don't do make up tutorials (maybe someday) I have gotten you the one I went to when I first started playing with the palette and I have to say this is my go to look now when I'm heading to class and don't have lots of time to play around with my make up. This tutorial comes from Casey Holmes...you should totally check out all of her videos because she is amazing and I love all of her videos. I have to say I didn't have a hard time with the color Trick like Casey did (a lot of people were saying the same thing as Casey), I found I had good color pay off right away. The matte shades in the palette are great cease colors, Darkside and Blackheart are what I have been going to constantly for an outer corner color. But here is the tutorial from Casey....

Now, if you have Naked and Naked 2 you're probably thinking "do I really need Naked 3?" I can't say for sure that you would need Naked 3 but I would say it isn't like Naked and Naked 2, the shades have a different look and they really are more rose gold tones. I do not have Naked 2 but I love my orginal Naked palette and I think both Naked and Naked 3 are perfect palettes. I most often am reaching for one or the other.

Do you have the Naked 3 Palette? What are your thoughts? Let me know!

27 January 2014

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday Everyone! 

Lets make this day count!

See you on Wednesday for the return of Beauty Wednesday!


19 January 2014

A Little Update....

Hello My Lovelies! Wow I can't believe it is the 19th of January! I have kind of disappeared and I'm sorry about that since I promised I wasn't going to! But, my life has gotten very busy since school started! A few things have come up too but I don't need to go into everything. This week is light on homework so I'm hoping to get some blogs done for you this week and hopefully schedule some for next week.

So, I'm loving school! I know it has only been two weeks but I'm really enjoying everything about it! I don't even really mind the homework! I also love the girls in my program! They are all really nice and we all seem to get along really well which is great because it could have been the total opposite. My instructors are pretty awesome too. Kathy the main instructor really knows her stuff, I'm excited to learn a lot from her. Tomorrow we are going to the local beauty supply shop to get our salon kits! I'm super excited because then it is really going to feel real! It is going to be like Christmas tomorrow at school when we are going through everything and opening all of our goodies! Yup, I'm super excited! 

Anyways, just wanted to drop in and say Hell and let you know I'm still around! And I will hopefully be around more soon!


03 January 2014

Welcome 2014....Ramblings and an Announcement...

Well didn't I have a nice long break from blogging! I have to say I of kind of loved it but I did miss you! I really only went online to watch YouTube videos haha There is quite the snow storm going on outside today so I have been having quite the lazy day. I did want to have a somewhat productive day but you know sometimes plans just don't go your way.

Anyways, Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all rang in the new year in style! I actually had a pretty chill night, went to the movies to see Grudge Match which was pretty good and watched NYE specials until midnight. Yes, I know how to party it up! haha I enjoyed my night and that is all that matters! I also hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was great as usual. Lots of time spent with family and friends, good drink, yummy food and nice presents. Everyone in my house was spoiled again like they are every year. We always say we are going to cut back but we don't cut back as much as we say we will! I love spoiling my family and I love them spoiling me. I will probably do a Christmas goodies post next week so keep your eyes out for that. 

This year I actually did Boxing Day shopping! Well, the day after Boxing day since everything here is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I have to say it was a good experience! I normally hate crowds because far too many people leave there brains at home when shopping. Luckily, each place we hit was not crazy busy! Or we got out just in time! I got some great gift cards for Christmas so I lucked out and got some amazing deals, Old Navy was buy one, get the next for $1! So I saved over a hundred bucks there, they had some really cute stuff out too! Also, hit up MAC which there was no sales of course but I had a gift card and I used it all! Love everything I got though! 4 new shadows, palette, insert and an amazing new highlight which I will show you in an upcoming post.

This is one rambling post! I almost feel like I have forgotten how to blog! But, lets get on the announcement. As most of you I think know I'm going back to school on Monday for cosmetology. I'm really excited about this and totally looking forward to it because I finally feel like I'm doing something for myself and this is something I will actually enjoy doing because office work was not it! Now, this means I won't have as much time for the blog until I get into a routine. I'm not going to disappear but if my post are few and far between for the next month that is why. I hope to have time in the evenings and weekend to plan and schedule some post but I can't make any promises right now. I hope you can bear with me for the next little bit! I do promise not to completely disappear and I do have some ideas for new blog posts so don't fear I will be around just not as much as I was in December. Thank you for all your support in 2013 and I know it will continue into 2014! I have a feeling this is going to be a great year!

Happy 2014 Everyone! Lets Make it GREAT!


25 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Be Your Christmas
Peaceful Be Your Home
Joyful Be Your Family
Blessed Be Each One

Merry Christmas Everyone!

24 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Day 12! Winter Wonderland Tag

TOMORROW!! Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you have everything done and are relaxing with family today. Let's be honest I have this scheduled today but I'm probably getting myself ready for our family potluck right now. About a week ago now I think I was watching Allison's Winter Wonderland tag so I decided to end the Christmas Countdown with it! If you do this tag please let me know so I can check out your answers!


1. Favorite thing about winter? I think I most enjoy the holiday season but I also like the clothes too. 

2. Scarves or Beanies? Scarves because I don't wear hats much.

3. Favorite holiday movie? I love so many! The Santa Clause, Christmas with the Kranks, The Holiday etc.

4. Favorite winter nail polish? Hmmm I love reds in the winter. I really love Forever Yummy by Essie, I think I got it last year around Christmas and I'm wearing it again this year.

5. Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink? I don't really have a favorite holiday drink at Starbucks, I mainly stick to my Vanilla latte all winter.

6. What are your top 3 winter essentials? Cute boots, jacket and scarves (plus amazing lip balm because my lips hate the cold!)

7. Name one item on your wish list this year. Naked 3 palette!

8. Favorite holiday song? This is a roughie for me! Any Christmas song sung by Elvis.

9. Did you go Black Friday shopping this year? Yes, I did but in Canada it isn't as big as it is in the States so it wasn't as nuts for me but still was super busy.

10. Must have winter lip product? Vaseline lip therapy, my lips chap in October and hate me until May I swear! :(

11. Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? Sadly, no I didn't rock one and don't have plans for any this season.

12. Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live? Oh yes, I live on the east coast of Canada so I have had many a white Christmas in my 30 years.

13. Favorite winter candle scent? Fresh Balsam! 

14. How will you be celebrating this holiday? I will be celebrating with my family like always, Christmas eve with the family Potluck and then Christmas day with my great uncle from my dad's side! Cannot wait always such a good time.

Merry Christmas everyone! I wish you all the Christmas Spirit and I hope Santa finds all of you tonight!


23 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Day 11! Memories

TWO DAYS! I'm so excited for Christmas. I have everything done and I'm ready for everything. Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday memories. 

I have so many amazing memories from past holidays I don't even know where to start. My parents always have made Christmas a special time, I can't remember a Christmas that was not amazing. You know some our traditions from my Friday post and those traditions have made for some amazing memories. 

One of my favorite memories is when myself and my siblings would all sleep in my room and this was not even that many years ago. We would all cozy up in my room and watch a Christmas and fall asleep. It was fun to all wake up together on Christmas day.

I also love the memories from when I was kid and we had to wait until mom and dad went downstairs got the Christmas lights on and Dad got the video camera going. We waited at the top of the stairs until we got the go ahead to come down and Chase when he was little would always bolt down and be so excited. Sometimes, I wish I could be a kid again just for those moments.

Another Christmas memory is from Boxing Day when we would all go to our grandparents house for dinner with my dad's side of the family. We would get to bring one or two of our new toys to bring with us (until we were too old for toys). We always had a kids' table too! I think on my dad's side we will always have a kids' table. My cousin Lauren who is the oldest on my dad's side joked she would be 40 and still at the kids' table. Though she was joking I don't think she is going to be wrong. 

I love all the memories and old stories that come up at Christmas time. It makes you remember what Christmas is all about, the time spent with your family and friends. It is the memories made not the presents your tree. What are your favorite Christmas memories?

I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! YAY!!