Saturday, 6 May 2017

Best Drugstore Mascara (Ft Annabelle Big Show*)


The Annabelle Big Show Mascara* ($10CDN) was an unexpected surprise! This basic plastic tube and pink cap amped up my lashes. What's more it performed much better than the waterproof version, which I had tried previously.


When I received the latest Annabelle Mascaras, I considered passing this on since the waterproof version didn't build or do great things for me. Somehow though, this original version performs much better! Though rated as one of Annabelle's volumizing mascaras, it also gave me really good length. Each stroke built upon the last and I could see additional millimeter of product extending my lashes. 


The $10 price is a perfect amount to pay for this great drugstore option. I recommend this to anyone though the downfall is its waterproof-less properties.  The last additional quality necessary in my mascara's of choice, is the one that strangely makes this version less awesome!


Even so, unless you expect a tear filled day, this is one to keep in mind the next time you're in for a drugstore mascara option.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Struggling with Fitness


Sharing my struggles in achieving a fitness balance.

This morning I planned to do a yoga and HIIT class at the gym but I couldn't get myself out of bed. In bed, I hated myself for being "lazy" and while I knew that one missed work out wouldn't be the end of the world, I felt guilty about staying home. Worse, I had thoughts about my weight, how I was missing a chance to develop muscle and how I should eat less during the day to compensate (and realizing that I wouldn't, added onto the guilt). 

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Trying to Keep Dry (ft.Bio Beauty Refreshing Deodorant*)


A review of the Bio Beauty by Nuxe Refreshing Deodorant.

The Bio Beauty by Nuxe Refreshing Deodorant* ($13CDN, 50ml) landed in the mailbox and I was faced, again, with the struggle of appreciating natural deodorants. I really want to like you!

Some people do crazy things to reduce sweating, like injecting botox into their underarms (botox...in your underarms...seriously!) or using treatments where aluminum strength leaves burn marks on the skin. No-one thinks sweating is attractive but come on, its a necessary body function. Completely cancelling sweat or allowing it to flow freely are both unappealing, and that is my dilemma with natural deodorants. I still haven't found a natural deodorant that can keep me dry when compared to a conventional product. 


Saturday, 15 April 2017

PSA: For When You're Sick


Even with the best of efforts, there is a high chance that I will get sick. Sickness can hit me from nowhere, a big wallop that lands me in bed, snot running out of my sinuses. You're welcome for that image.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Currently Eating: Date and Oat Granola Bars


I get stressed when ingredients sit around unused for a long time. Letting food go bad is wasteful. Letting something sit forever, even if its not going to go bad, feels like clutter. I bought a gigantic tub of Medjool dates about....3 months ago, and we still haven't gotten half way through it. I stared at the box for so long, I had to find ways to use them and which didn't involve making more balls (there are two different ball recipes on the blog now...two! Here and here).


Enter the granola bar, or just granola if you want to break them up and eat with milk/yogurt/whatever.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Latest from MUFE


Its been hard to keep up with Make Up For Ever! They've been rapidly firing out products! I'm already behind but I love this brand so I wanted to share my thoughts on the latest.