Friday, January 31, 2014

Monthly Favorites | January 2014

heyy girls,

Today I'm back with my monthly favorites for the month of January 2014. I don't really have a lot to show, but there are new stuffs that I've been loving and that I've never shown to you. Let's see what I chose this month as my favorites...
This month I've had some problems with my skin. I've been getting tiny little pimples, which I never get usually. I've been using this Freeman Facial Clay Mask in Strawberry & Chocolate. It smells divine! It also does a very good job at deep cleansing my pores.

This month, I've been loving the Seche Vite Top Coat. It really does make your nailpolish dry faster. I can't remember if I ever put it in one of my favorites, but I mean it just shows how much I really like a product ;)

I've also been liking the It's So Big Mascara by Elizabeth Mott...a lot. It gives awesome volume and it is very black, which I love. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Haul | David's Tea

Heyy girls,

if you follow me on Pinterest you know that I've recently been obsessed with David's Tea. I even did a David's Tea wishlist last week. And guess what? I also did some shopping on their website. This was my first time ordering there and I have to say that I'm very satisfied with how everything went. It was delivered in less than 3 days and nothing was damaged when I opened the package. Without further rambling, let's see what I got...

Every order comes with The Tea Menu, which I think contains every tea that they sell plus the teas of the season. I had the Winter 2013-2014 collection.

One of the thing that I ordered is this little infuser called the Mesh Ball. Basically, you put your loose tea in it and it keeps the tea in one place while it's infusing. I've tried it once and so far so good.

The first tea that I've ordered is Forever Nuts. It tastes just like Fall, if Fall could tasted something well it would be this tea. Seriously, I recommend you to try it out. It's SO good!

The last tea that I bought is called Coco Chai Rooibos. I haven't tasted it yet, but I mainly bought this tea because of my friend Maxine. She made me smell it one morning at school and I immediately fell in love with it. It smells like Coconut and Carrot cake. I know my description isn't the best, but to me Chai tea smells like carrot cake so...#dontjuge

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Challenge | All About Purses + My Purse Essentials

heyy girls,

I'm back today with another Monday Challenge. I hope you're enjoying them so far, because I know I am ;) This week's challenge is all about purses and I've decided to also show you my Top 5 purse essentials...
Do you prefer big purses or small ones?
I do usually go for bigger purses because I feel like I can put everything that I need in them. I also like how they look on me.
Do you change your purse regularly? Or do you use it until it's completely worn off before changing it?
I definitely don't change my purse regularly. I will wait until my purse is completely ruined or until I find another purse before changing it.
What purse is your favorite?
I haven't found my dream purse yet or a purse that I'm madly in love with... I'm on the hunt for one so leave me comments telling me your favorite purse :)
What are your dream purses?
Every night I dream of buying a Michael Kors Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel or some kind of a structured purse like this one. Since dream purses aren't supposed to be affordable, I'm going to continue with another purse that I think looks amazing; it is the Raspail MM from Louis Vuitton.

Do you match your purse with your outfit? With your shoes? Or you don't really care?
 I try to make it work with my outfit, but I mostly have neutral purses so they do go well with everything. I don't really try that hard though...

Friday, January 24, 2014

♥ Ipsy Bag | January 2014 ♥

heyy girls,

a couple of days ago I got in the mail my January Ipsy Bag. To be honest with you, I don't know if I'll continue getting this specific subscription service, because I'm not enjoying it anymore. Yes, I do get excited when it comes at my door, but I feel like I am ready to move on to something new. I would love if you could recommend me good beauty subscription services in the comment section below. Anyway, here is what I got in this month's bag...

Look how pretty this little makeup bag is!

The first product that was in my January Ipsy Bag is this Mica Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in the color Natural. The color is simply gorgeous! It is such a pretty nude and I love the consistency of the product. I'm really excited about it and I'm intrigued to see if it will become one of my favorite lip products.

Next, I got this Willa 10 Gentle Cleansing Lavender Face Towelettes. I haven't tried it yet, but it is great to put in your purse if you ever need to wash off swatches after you get out of a Sephora or a Mac counter ;)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

♥ Review: Tarte Maracuja oil ♥

heyy girls,

today I'm back with a review of the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I got a tiny sample of this product when I bought a Tarte holiday kit at Sephora the other day. I've been using the Tarte Maracuja Oil at night for more than a week now and I'm finally ready to give you my opinion about this product/review it for you.

First, I really like the packaging. The dropper is very practical and distributes well the product. I haven't had any problem with the dropper. The product is contained into a purple glass container that isn't totally opaque so you can see how much product you have left.

I won't recommend the Tarte Maracuja Oil for people with oily skin because I don't think that adding more oil is a good idea. It is a good face moisturizer for people who has normal to dry skin. Again, if you have extremely dry skin I don't think that this product will be super effective on you.

Monday, January 20, 2014

♥ Monday Challenge: Body Hydration ♥

heyy girls,

I recently discovered a beauty blogger named My Beauty and she does weekly challenge on her blog. I thought it was a cool idea so I've decided to do Monday Challenges starting today. This week challenge is all about the body hydration. Here are the questions that comes with today's challenge...

Do you hydrate your entire body, or only certain parts? (elbows, knees)
I only hydrate certain parts of my body, like my legs and my arms. I usually go for the areas on my body that I feel like I need to moisturize.
Do you hydrate everyday, sometimes, never?
I have a confession to make...I don't moisturize everyday. To be honest, I moisturize when I feel like my skin is dry or when I remember to. I know that I should be moisturizing every singe day, but I'm working on it!
What are your favorite textures? Oil, milk, butter, cream?
I love thick moisturizer, so for me the body butter's consistency is perfect. I do like cream formulas too, but the buttery texture is definitely my favorite. I don't really mind oils, but I can't stand the moisturizing milk.

Friday, January 17, 2014

My David's Tea Wishlist | January 2014

Heyy girls,

if you saw my last post than you know that I am on an health & fitness kick right now. I've recently been very interested into drinking tea and all that stuff (but you already know that if you follow me on Pinterest). This is why that I've decided to share with you a tea company that I've been wanting some of their stuff for a while now. This company is called David's Tea.

If you don't what is David's tea, well, here is some information. It is a Canadian company that first opened in 2008 in Toronto, Canada. They sell their products in Canada and in the USA. They have over 150 types of loose tea that you can choose from. They also have the largest collection of organic teas and infusions in North America.

Here are the products that I've been keeping on my wishlist...

Part 1: Teas

It is described as a deliciously fruity blend of premium white and green teas with big pieces of golden apple.
It says on their website that it is an almond-scented rooibos, with apple, cinnamon, and ginger. It is limited edition though.
They say that it combines delicate white tea with zingy lemongrass and lemon myrtle, creamy coconut and spicy-sweet ginger. It also claims to be very refreshing.

4- Birthday Cake
It is supposed to be very sweet and tasted like vanilla cake. The perfect low-calorie treat.

5- Mango Madness
This is a tea that tastes just like mango and tropical fruits. Here is what they are telling us on their website: "It’s fruity. It’s refreshing. It tastes just like a ripe piece of mango. In short, it’s total madness. " It sounds good to me ;)

6- Lime Gelato
I loved the description: "With its fresh, fruity aroma and smooth flavour, this delicious mix of fruit, yogurt, and green tea will bring you right back. Try it iced. On a terrace." 

7- Movie Night
This tea has no calorie and has a sweet taste of apple and maple. It also contains low caffeine.

 Part 2: Accessories & Tea Sets

1- David's Top 3
It contains three little containers of David's Tea top 3 teas. It has Coco Chai, Read My Lips and Forever Nuts.

2- David's Mason Jar
I just thought it looked so cool and it comes with an infuser.

3- Ice Blue Timolino
One of my friend has this same travel mug and I just loved how practical it is. You can infused your tea on-the-go! Plus, it is leakproof.

4- The Iconic Cup
Every time you go to David's Tea and you fill up this travel mug, you get 10% off your drink. Awesome right?

5- The Perfect Measuring Spoon
I know for some people this is totally stupid, but I like the idea of getting the perfect amount of loose tea each time I make myself this beverage.

6- Ice Tea Mug
I'm in love with the design of this bottle. It is so pretty!

7- Caffeine-Free Teas
It comes with Forever Nuts, Mother's Little Helper, Coco Chai Rooibos, Creme Caramel, Midsummer's Night Dream, Orange Blossom, Peppermint Amour, Goji Pop, Pink Flamingo, Mint Chocolate Rooibos, Bamboozled, Green & Fruity.

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I hope you enjoyed this post,

Isabelle -xxx-
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My New Year's Resolutions | 2014

Heyy girls,

as you all know a new year has arrived and I don't know about you, but for me new year rimes with new start. I know that it doesn't have to be a new year to make resolutions or to decide to be a better person in general, but I just feel like I can finally put 2013 behind and look forward to 2014. That being said, today I am going to share with you my resolutions for this new year and maybe I'll inspire some of you to do so.

Don't be afraid to leave me YOUR RESOLUTIONS in the comment section at the end of this post. I would love to know what you guys want to accomplish this year. Maybe I'll even add some of your resolutions to my list ;)

1) Be back on track with my blog's schedule
I really don't know what happened, but I definitely wasn't at my highest potential during those last months. I was very disappointed of myself, because my blog is my passion and having you girls commenting on my post always make my day, and make me feel like I am helpful to some of you...That's why I am trying to post a new article every Tuesday and Friday just like before. Another resolution of mine is also to try to do a giveaway or two this year, just to thank you to have sticked with me for more than a year now.

2) Get more into fitness & health
Another thing that I really wanted to do on my blog was more fitness and health posts, because I don't think beauty is only about makeup and fashion; in my opinion it is also about feeling awesome inside. So, tell me in the comments if it would be something interesting to you. For example, my fitness routine, my diet or how I try to live an healthier lifestyle, etc.

3) Live life at its fullest
I am the kind of person who can sit at her computer and watch Youtube videos for hours and hours. In my case though I can't help the fact that I have a blog and that I HAVE TO go on the internet to do what I have to do; keep up with trends, editing pictures, responding to your comments, obsessing over Pinterest (wait...what?!)...  And having my face in front of a screen all-day long makes me feel like I am wasting my time and that I should be enjoying my life instead of watching 6 episodes in a row of Supernatural or whatever billions of TV shows that I watch. Did I ever tell you that gave me a "reward badge" because I was tracking more than 25 shows on its website...yeah...that explains a lot.

4) Be less stressed
I am a somewhat anxious person (okay let's say than I am more anxious than the average but shhtt...don't tell anyone) and sometimes I feel just SO stressed out. And you know when you're stressing out and you just keep making up bad scenarios in your head. Yeah. Things that will never happen to you ( I hope), but you still keep thinking about them. If you know what I mean than you also know that it is very hard to control yourself, but it isn't impossible.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

♥ Products I've used up #3 ♥

heyy girls,

today I'm back with a quick post about the products that I've used up during those past months. To be honest, I don't used up products very often, so this is why it took me so long to post another one up after my Products I've used up #2 .

The first product that I've used up is this Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo. At first, I really liked this product, but it quickly became too harsh and drying. It is a good clarifying shampoo though. Unfortunately, I won't be repurchasing this product.

Next, I've used up those two Bath & Body Works hands sanitizer in the scent Warm Vanilla Sugar, which is probably my favorite scent from them. I will repurchase that scent when I'll be out of hand sanitizer.

I've also finished two Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascaras. I LOVE this mascara so much. It gives nice length and volume without the clumps. I will definitely repurchase it later.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

♥ Ipsy Bag: December 2013 + Leave me suggestions! ♥

heyy girls,

I totally forgot to show you what I got in my December 2013 Ipsy bag! So as you can tell by the title, I'll show you today what was in my December Ipsy Bag.

Please leave me suggestions of what you would like me to do next because I don't really know what else to do then showing you what I got in my Ipsy Bag, and I know that some of you would want to see something different. So, just leave me suggestions and EVERY suggestion is a good idea. That being said, don't be afraid to leave me comments I read ALL of them and love when you do ;)

**I want to apologize for the pictures' quality. I had some trouble with my camera and I definitely need a new one, but they are SO expensive...

The first item that I got in this month's bag is this nailpolish from Nicka K. I can't find the name of the color but I've taken a picture of the sticker underneath the nailpolish so you can find something that could help you with the name, because I have no clue. It is a very pretty taupe with mauve reflects. It's very different than what I've seen before. I like the color a lot.

Next, unfortunately, I got a multi-task cream product from Be a Bombshell. I really dislike this brand so far. Also, Ipsy always gives me the bright red color every single time. Like I said before, this kind of color looks very cheap and clowny on me. Not very pumped about this product...but we'll see...

When I opened the little bag the first thing that I saw was this Mirabella Eye Blender Brush. I was very happy about this tool but not so happy about how they tried to fit this brush into the bag. The pouch was clearly to small for it and it did damaged the bristles of the blending brush. But overall, I'm very excited about this new tool and I have to say that it does work wonderful.

Guess what?! I got a wearable eyeshadow trio. Yeah! I'm so happy that I finally got something that I could use everyday and not only when I go out at night. I forgot the name of this trio but you can go on Pop Beauty's website to find out.

The last product that I got in my December's bag was this lipstick from NYX in the color Fusion. I'm very excited to try this product because I've heard so many greats things about it. Plus, the color is perfect for the Spring and Summer time. You can easily build up the intensity or wear it sheer on the lips.

Don't get me wrong, I love experimenting with makeup but sometimes I wish subscription services would give me wearable colors for me to really try out the product, because to be honest, they are a lot of products that I've only used once because the color was too crazy. It is unfortunate because if I don't wear the product first I feel like I've wasted my money, and second I can't have an accurate opinion about the product.
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I hope you had a wonderful day,
Isabelle -xxx-
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Friday, January 3, 2014

♥ Urban Decay Naked 3 swatches ♥

heyy girls,

today I'm here with a very exciting post since I received the Naked 3 by Urban Decay for Christmas!! And guess what? I'm going to share with you swatches and more today! Last year, I did a review of the Naked and the Naked 2. You can check it out if you're interested in it.

It comes with a double-handed brush. One side is a flat eyeshadow brush and the other side is a blending brush.