Happy September! I’m starting this month off with some lovely makeup! How exciting right? I haven’t worn makeup all Summer. I think only a couple of times. I’m happy to be back with some happy makeup posts and share my swatches and thoughts with you.
I was kindly sent some AVON PR and I really want to share them with you. I really like these products and feel that they are so good and affordable.
These are Mattitude Soft Matte Liquid Lipsticks that are 4ml and $15.00 each. The formula is so amazing. I really love how light this formula is and also very pigmented. These definitely feel weightless and they are also paraben-, sulphate-, and phthalate-free. I love the positive and strong names that they’ve been given. There are 8 shades but I’m sharing four with you today. These have a very light nice scent but it doesn’t linger after you have it on. This formula is also long lasting.
Which colour is your favourite? Which one do you think looks best on me? I love Resolute and Devoted the best. Avon also has Resilient a dark blackberry colour, Relentless a bold red colour, Persistent a dark raspberry colour and Tenacious a dark wine colour. These are now available to order online. Check out http://www.avon.ca if you like.
Introducing Glimmershadow! These are easy to apply and very buildable. they are two formulas, one is shimmery and one is glittery. The glitter formula has small flakes of glitter in it. I love the way they are soft and pretty. The glitter reflects light so nicely. The formula is soft and not gritty at all. I like the Shimmer formula as well because its soft and smooth and applies really nicely on the eyelid.
Silky, Lightweight water-infused butter base blends easily and dries down smoothly. Paraben-free. These are available in a shimmer and glitter finish. $10.00 each.
Metallic Liners are so soft and glide on nicely. 10 hours of shimmery colour and long-wearing. Retractable and waterproof. 0.28g $9.00 each. I just adore these three colours for fall. These are the colours of fall right here. I Love them so much.
Thank you so much for reading my blog post. Thank you to AVON CANADA for these beautiful samples! I love them so much. I’m truly grateful.
Happy Tuesday! I feel very unorganized and very emotional lately. I’m also feeling tired a lot and the winter blues is not fun to deal with. Yesterday my emotions had a life of their own and my body went into a pain attack in the middle of the night. I’m just happy it’s a new day. I’m trying to stay active and positive…trying. Lately I’m not feeling it. I’m being honest. It’s not easy to stay cheerful and happy and jolly. I feel like an old grumpy lady. *Sigh* The stress of working online and being home all day doesn’t help the situation.
Thank God for my wonderful husband and children who love and support me. They are amazing and I’m truly blessed to have them in my life. They really help bring joy and happiness in my life.
This is Toronto and its winter glory. I wonder why my parents didn’t choose to go to a warmer climate when they first arrived in the 60’s?
To offer comfort to my stress levels and anxiety I’m doing a lot of painting lately. Here are some new paintings I made. Using acrylics on canvas boards and also mini canvases. I need to buy better quality mini canvases for my ETSY store. I bought three mini canvases from Walmart and they are not good at all. The canvas from the edges are coming a part. I glued them in place but it’s not the best quality so I will not be posting these for my store.
I’ve made an order with DeSerres and I’m still waiting for my package to arrive. Why is it when you wait for something it doesn’t come? I ordered some new style of paint. It’s called Gouach paint. I’m really excited to try a new medium. Gouache paint is a watercolour type of paint that is bold and bright. It can be watered down a lot or be used very boldly. I can’t wait to try it. I also want to buy pastels. Love oil pastels and chalk pastels.
I can’t wait for spring to arrive. How about you? I am soooo done with cold and winter. On a positive note here are some lovely PR Samples (GIFTED) items and some lovely winnings as well. I’m truly blessed and lucky to win all these things. ESPIRA vitamins by Avon, Espira Hunger block and metabolism boost by Avon, CRAVE Lipglosses from Avon Canada. They smell so good! They are super shiny so a little goes a long way.
I won a lovely package from Dundurn Press it included a lovely canvas bag and SQUISH candy. So good! Also won a HUGE package from Live Organics which is located in Toronto. All raw organic food and drinks. Also included is VAMS Culture drinks and Tealchemy Tea which is really smooth and silky tea. I also won two products from Age Quencher Vitamins and I am really loving their Hyaluronic Moisturizing Serum and the Hydrate Beauty Electrolyte Powder. So incredible they will definitely be on my favourite list.
Thank you also to PIXI BEAUTY for sending me their new eyeshadows and beautiful brushes! They are very beautiful!
I also received beautiful clothing from FROCKON Clothing. I reached out to the lovely Yana and asked if she would like to work together. I will have the post up as soon as I can get my creative spirit going. Check out her EBAY store. One of the beautiful pieces she sent me is this beautiful Kimono Jacket with geometric patterns. I absolutely love it! I will get a post together soon my friends. I just need to get out of this funk.
Dove Ultra care Milk Gel Moisturizing Conditioner.
Also Dove Apple and White Tea Antiperspirant. It’s my favourite at the moment. So good!
Just today I received a special and thoughtful gift from my lovely friend Julie and It made me smile so much. She is so thoughtful and loving. Have a look at Julie’s Blog. Thank you Julie for always being there and for thinking of me. I hope to meet you one day in person and have a cuppa coffee. This gift is so super special. I might just have to watch the entire series on Netflix again. Thank you Julie!
This just in! Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada for the ARC of “At The Mountain’s Edge” Sounds like a fantastic book! I can’t wait to read it!
Thank you so much for all your love and support. Thank you for all your kind comments and love. Thank you also for the lovely Gifted items.
Overall I feel that things will totally get better. I’m hopeful and look forward to the change of weather. As I am typing this I heard from the TV that we are expecting about 15cm of snow tomorrow. Great! 😂 Well patience and more painting. I will totally read this book and let you know how it goes. Until then have a lovely rest of the week and don’t be afraid to tweet me a hello @bestdayblogger
I’ve been so busy with the kids. I’ve been trying to entertain them and keep them active. So far the summer has been very good. I’m enjoying every minute. Not every moment is perfect. Life is not perfect. This summer has and continues to test my patience. Not only from my children but from people all around me. Waiting in line, more people at the malls and sometimes the HEAT. Heat is not my favourite thing. Loud noises everywhere and no calmness. Always on the go and no time for my self. As I’m writing this I have anxiety that my children are going to call me. Even on the toilet they call me! lol Seriously?I love them to bits, don’t get me wrong but are any other parents feeling this right now?
The kids keep me young!
Watched Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at Scarborough Town Centre. The hot popcorn was delicious. We had fun and I can’t wait to see Incredibles 2 and also Winnie the Poo!! When is that one coming out? I’m a kid at heart.
Yesterday I decided to have them do nothing. I didn’t take them anywhere and they found this strange. lol omg so funny to even write this out. So they did a little painting and are watching YouTube. They are obsessed with SQUISHY videos. Squishies are very addictive I must add. I love them too.
I know this won’t last for ever and that’s why I’m shifting my thoughts to be positive and trying really hard to stay calm and collected. July has been eventful. Hot sun, fun fairs and swimming. Visits to the mall for overpriced ice cream and treats.
More swimming and fun in the sun.
Gardening and flowers
I’m lost in the summer adventures and don’t have a list to follow. Who does? Lists don’t work very well with #MOMLIFE do they? If so please let me know what your trick is. The girls and I made a fun bucket list. We have many things to complete. I’m not in a rush though. I don’t want to stress.
This summer feels different than last summer. I’ll be honest and tell you that this summer feels a little more down for me. I guess because some of life’s stresses are effecting me. My mind is my enemy and stress is not good at all for my health. I’m trying to figure things out and I know it will be okay.
We went to a fair. It was lovely but not as good as the CNE. I can’t wait for the CNE!
This day was so hot we all ended up dehydrated and sunburned. But it was fun.
I lost my sunglasses and right after the fair I rushed to find another pair.
So overall things have been lovely. The weather has calmed down and there is no extreme heat warming which is good. I would like to get more organized…at least try. I’m behind on my favourites. Forgive me. I’m hoping to travel around Ontario. Trying to. It’s hard for my husband to find time especially with construction around the house. *Sigh* I’ll be okay. Things will work out.
THANK YOU FOR THE PR!
I received lovely PR. Thank you so much to Avon Canada, Chick Advisor and Pixi Beauty.
More details coming soon for Pixi Beauty GLOW collection.
Thank you to Chick Advisor for the yummy and delicious Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. This is with Avocado Oil and a hint of lime. I made a delicious and yummy salad dressing with fresh greens from the garden. Very delicious! Thank you so much. #GotItFree
Thank you Avon Canada for this NEW duo.
Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash brow activating serum and AVON TRUE COLOR Love at 1st Lash Mascara. This lash boosting system can be used as a.m./p.m. regimen to enrich lashes so they look longer, thicker and stronger.💖 The nutrient infused mascara formula has a unique blend of lycopene, olive oil and vitamin E. paraben and sulfate free. 💖 Anew Clinical Unlimited lashes serum has unique peptide blend and botanicals. It has an extra thin brush and allows for precise application. I use it at night. 3ml. It’s $60.00 💕The Avon true colour love at 1st lash mascara is safe for contact lens and it’s ophthalmologist tested. 9ml $12.00. It comes in blackest black and black brown. 💕 I’ll keep you posted on my lash growth. More on the blog very soon. available in August through Avon independent sales representative or http://www.avon.ca #gotitfree
Thank you to @chickadvisor and @vichycanada for the #freesamples I look forward using the LIFTACTIV UV global anti-wrinkle & firming moisture cream. It has SPF 15 /UVA-UVB protection. Also the LIFTACTIV RETINOL HA CONCENTRATE. A new daily wrinkle-filler treatment. Pure retinol and hyaluronic acid advanced double action treatment. So exciting. Thank you so much for this opportunity. My review will be up in August.
Thank you all for reading my post. Hope your summer is amazing. Love to know what you’ve been up too. Would love to know if you are planning to travel or if you have any suggestions about traveling around Ontario please share them in the comments. I really want to travel and see Canada. I think I’ve talked about this last summer too.
Thank you again to all of you and to all the lovely PR. Truly grateful.
I’m so excited for summer. Sun and warm weather make me so happy! How about you? Summer breeze is my absolutely favourite. I want to do so many things this Summer. I have so many plans and I hope to accomplish as much as possible. One thing I’m trying to do more of is enjoy the weather and be outdoors as much as possible. I’ve been vlogging a lot and started my garden! Have you seen my vlog? I would love for you to check it out and subscribe to my channel. It means the world to me!
Thank you to Avon Canada for the amazing goodies! My favourite is This Avon True Color Bronzing Palette and the Dazzle Drops. They make my skin feel sun-kissed and radiant.
Ways to Dazzle! Get your summer glow on and take it to the max! Whether it’s a strong streak or a shimmer or a deep bronze glow, you’ll be the hottest thing this summer! Avon True Color Dazzle Drops $18.00. Limited Edition Goddess Glow Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette is $18.00.
I also can’t live without my Avon Sun Plus 40 SPF for the face. A must! I get dark sun spots and I wear everything with SPF in the summer. Do you?
I’m also prepared for some soothing and cleansing face masks. Avon Brightening Clay Mask, Purifying and Calming masks are exactly what I need. The process of applying a face mask with a brush is so satisfying don’t you think? Everyone should try a face mask. They are amazing!
Three Anew Clay Masks each features a special ingredient to instantly address your unique skin care concern. With pure kaolin clay to help remove impurities from pores. $16.00 each.
I’m loving my new white * converse shoes. They look fabulous with shorts and dresses and they are very comfortable to wear.
I’m a HUGE adidas fan. I’ve been loving and obsessed with my forest green hoodie and my new Adidas originals Superstar Shoes. I love them so much. I’ve wanted them for the longest time. I bought both of these from the new Adidas shop in Scarborough Town Centre.
How do you like my new hair colour? Do you like blond on me? I’m not sure how I feel about the hair colour. I’m missing my copper hair colour and I might just go back to it. Let me know in the comments if you like it. My daughters say they love it.
The weather has been incredible and I’m very excited for this month. How about you? Las month I went to the Toronto Zoo last with my daughter’s class and fell in love with this butterfly. It’s so beautiful don’t you think?
Last month I visited David’s Tea at Scarborough Town Centre and received a free tea via Influenster. Have you joined influenster? So many lovely #GetItFree opportunities! Check them out. The app is super easy to use and fun. You get the chance to receive free products and review them for free! It’s so much fun and you will love influenster!
So at David’s Tea they made me “the tea of the day” and I loved it! I love the peach and strawberry iced tea as well. I think those two are my absolute favourite teas.
I also received via INFLUENSTER #Freesamples of Le Petite Marseillais in the new Mandarin and Lime bodywash. It’s absolutely amazing! The Poppy one use to be my favourite but now this smells so so good I think this is my new favourite one.
What are your plans for this month?
I can’t wait to share my summer adventures with you!
squeeeee! SO HAPPY!
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Much love and happiness!
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Hello my lovely readers and friends! I’ve missed you all so much! How are you? Hope you are all well. I’m really excited about this beautiful weather we are having in Toronto. It’s finally here. Everything is green and beautiful!
New and exciting things. I’m back online and blogging. Which is very exciting. I had a lovely Birthday and a few lovely gifts which I will share in the coming Summer posts. On Mother’s Day I had my hair coloured and cut. My sweet hubby put a new closet in our bedroom from (IKEA) and I also received a few lovely PR samples which I’m excited to share with you. May has been amazing so far and I’m very grateful.
I must mention that I’m having a lovely giveaway on my IG Account. Feel free to enter. I really love Jo Malone fragrances and products and I feel this is a lovely summer fragrance. It smells like a rose garden. All you have to do is follow my IG account, like the photo, tag three people and make sure you are following my Beauty channel on YouTube and that’s it! I’ll be choosing a random winner on May 31st.
Here are a few breathtaking PR Samples and a video of the new DIOR ADDICT LACQUER PLUMP.
The formula for the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump are absolutely stunning. They feel light on the lips and yet they deliver shine, fullness and bold colour. Truly amazing !
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is activated upon contact with the lips, revealing the intensity and shine of its lacquered finish. mere seconds after application, colour and shine appear in a featherweight film. -Dior
16 colours developed by Peter Philips are perfect for every type of occasion. They are $43.00 each and are available at counters nationwide and at Canadian respective .com sites. Some colours are exclusively available at Sephora.
Dior Platinum 107
Dior Freak 347
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick
NEW SHADES! DIOR ADDICT GEL LACQUER Star Girl 202, Nude Wave 320, Rising Star 627, Studio 647, Bel Air 654, Walk Of Fame 874. $43.00 Each.
NEW! *Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl now comes in a beautiful roller ball application. So lovely for the handbag and feels so silky when you roll it on the skin. I absolutely love it. The scent is magnifique!
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet $49.00
Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming $59.99
Also Available in Poison girl roller-pearl $49.00
Available Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Dior Counters.
Avon has the perfect summer palette: “Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette” which is absolutely beautiful. Limited Edition Avon True color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette $15.00 or $9.99 with every $5.00 makeup purchase from pages 54, 56-85 C12.
Go dramatic or playful with these velvety, blendable shades to create countless looks. A summer must-have!
Fun colours! The set of three “Tropical Breeze” liners can be used for the lips and eyes! Fun in the SuN!Limited Edition Avon True Color Tropical Breeze Multi Liner Lip & eye Smooth gel-like liner adds vivid tropical colour to lips and eyes. $4.99 each.
Avon Skin so Soft Radiant Glow Polish and Dry Oil Mist is perfect to get my legs ready for some shorts and skirts! These smell fabulous and fresh. They leave my skin feeling super hydrated, soft and silky. Reveal a Natural Radiance! Skin Luminosity Polish Gently exfoliates to polish away dead, dulling layers with four nourishing oils and vitamin E. 200g. $14.99. Glisten All Over Illuminating dry Oil mist. A unique blend of five nourishing oils helps moisturize and add a soft all-over shimmer. 150ml $14.99.
NEW! Anew Ultimate Gold Face Mask is really amazing. I highly recommend you try this mask. It leaves the skin feeling beautiful!
Go For Gold! The ultimate peel-off mask with vitamin B3 & Botanical extracts, known to reduce the look of age spots while soothing skin. Anew ultimate Gold Peel-Off mask can be used two times a week. $39.99.
Last PR sample is this magical piece of goodness. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting. Achieve artist level colour correction in this 4-in-1 Palette. It neutralizes all skin tone discolouration, seamless look and feel for the ultimate, yet undetectable coverage. Effortlessly smooths out complexion texture and imperfections and is long lasting. I’m using #20 very Light. $53.00 Available online & in-store at Sephora.
*Thank you to Make Up For Ever, Avon and DIOR for the breathtaking samples. Adorer! Merci Beaucoup!
Thank you all so much for your love and support!
Stand by for a lot more blog posts and fabulous new and exciting news!
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