2012 Archive

Fossil Watch Giveaway!

December 31, 2012

This is very exciting! I've been wanting to start a second channel for a while so I figured, new year, new channel!Anyway, thanks for Joe and alonzi.com. I get to give one lucky person a beautiful Fossil watch!Not the best photo but here is the beautiful Heather Mid-Sized Resin Watch in Pearlized White!I love the skinny bracelet style this has!We chose this watch because it would pretty much go with anything! The silver isn't even too prominent so you could definitely wear it with gold accessories if you wish!In order to win this, there are a few things you have to do below in the Rafflecopter widget. The more you do, the more chances you have!a Rafflecopter giveawayThank you for a great 2012 and all the support throughout this year! We look forward to uploading videos and blogs multiple times a week in 2013 :)xoCarly & Joe!...

A Very Merry Christmas 2012!

December 27, 2012

Oh, it really feels like forever since I've sat and blogged! December has definitely been a busy and stressful month for me. I thought today I would share a little sneak peak of my house around Christmas.This Christmas we had about 20 or so people over. I have quite a large family. On my dad's side I have a total of 10 cousins and many have children (included). On my mom's side I have a total of  11 cousins! That equals a lot of presents! Anyway, I didn't get a photo of our feast but here are a few snippets!Shouldn't have taken it with flash, you would have seen how much my Dad went to town with the tinsel! The flash gave it a cool effect though. Lot's of goodies under the tree!See how I reused a Topbox?Could these be any more freaky?! They dance too!Oh and you can't forget...

Top Box: December 2012!

December 21, 2012

This was definitely not the best box I've ever received from Topbox. It wasn't even slightly holiday themed there was nothing festive at all! No pretty wrapping, sparkly things, or even a dinky candy cane, NOTHING! I was surprised by this considering many other boxes go out of their way to make it festive!  Along with the tracking number every month you are assigned a box number. This box number is visible on your Canada Post tracking page. I received box 22, but I saw some other peoples boxes and I am happy to have received mine. There are so many different variations of boxes that many of them just completely stunk.I received the recycled packaging again. I'm finding this tube idea to be quite silly considering the amount of wasted space. Our products are tiny and not even close to filling up the tube.Here are the contents of this...

Julep: Holiday Nail Wardrobe - December 2012

December 18, 2012

This month I decided to opt in for the whole Julep collection. This was the first time doing so and I am so glad I did! I'm not sure what the theme was called this month but it was all about glitter and shimmer. I have put aside quite a few polishes previously for Christmas gifts and now I can add a few more. We got a few little goodies along with the polishes this month as well. Let's get into the collection. I tried a different technique when taking these photos so hopefully they are good and as true to colour as possible. Jam packed box! It looks so pretty!I'll go into the extras before the polishes.Julep Instant Warming Foot ScrubI would love to try this out myself but I will be gifting it to someone this Christmas. Every pedicure product I have tried from Julep has been a 100% hit...

Ipsy: December 2012!

December 17, 2012

I'm seriously impressed with this service. Great brands and mainly makeup, I'm sold! Every item I received this month was full size, that is awesome! Let's get into the goodies I got.This month's bag was a gunmetal satin bag with pink lining. "Ipsy" is watermarked all throughout the inside. I took the photo of the swatches together, it will be at the end of all the items shown.Mirabella Prime for Face & EyesIt has a silicone type texture and drys to a pretty matte finish. I've never used a primer like this on my eyes but I have on my face. I look forward to trying this out, it seemed to leave my hand looking quite flawless. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in ZeroI'm very happy to receive this, I know many ladies got this last month.  It is a bit smaller than the full size but I rarely use...

A Berry Merry OOTD!

December 12, 2012

I thought I would share the outfit I wore to a party I attended last weekend. I will have a tutorial and blog post on this makeup look soon but I really wanted to get this outfit up here! I focus more on each piece in the video, which will be linked down below!My camera was on some funky settings for these photos apparently! Sweater: Forever21 in CreamLayering Top: Forever21 in IvoryPants: American Eagle in BerryShoes: Old Navy Ring: eBayNecklace: Forever21 (Similar)Nail Polish: Brandt by JulepAnd something I did not show in the video is what I wore on top for going to and from the car.Jacket: Soia & Kyo (Similar, got it at Winners)Purse: Forever21What do you think of this very quick and simple outfit? Would you wear this to a holiday party?xoCarly...

GlamGlow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask - Review & Photos

December 10, 2012

I was so excited to see this in my Glossybox Event gift bag! This review is quite soon after receiving the product but I really wanted to get this review out because so far, I love this product. I talked quite a bit about my opinion of the mask in the video so this will be more about the product and itself.Hopefully the photos are okay, there was so much glare from this packaging it was very hard to photograph. (Hopefully a fancy camera and setup will be coming in the near future!)Packaging:Front of the outer boxThis packaging is made of thick sturdy matte black paper. It has chrome-like silver details around the border, designs and font. I find the simple but luxurious design very enticing. I am a sucker for fonts and this is exactly the font I would peg to this brand, does that make sense to anyone...

OOTD: Joe's Birthday Celebration!

December 7, 2012

Yesterday was Joe's 25th birthday, what an old fart! Like most birthdays, it was spent with the family. We had some after dinner snacks and dessert with his family and it was a very lovely chill evening.This outfit, like many of mine, is quite casual. I have a lot of basics in my wardrobe so the majority of my outfits are quite simple. I'm hoping to explore a bit more this upcoming year with my style so look forward to those posts!It may sound incredibly vain to say, but I absolutely love this photo of me haha. Don't mind the random shadow on my face! What I'm wearing:Cardigan: Urban BehaviourI love the detailing on this! I got it for $10 and I wear it all the time!Tank: Forever21 in IvoryJeans: AeropostaleBag: Forever21Boots (not shown):  JustFabI love this cardigan, I wear it a lot near the Holidays because I feel it can look...

Glossy Box - November 2012!

December 6, 2012

I am not currently subscribed to Glossybox but I received this box at the event I attended, more information here. I love my beauty boxes so I was thrilled to receive this one. In the video I sound a bit bitter regarding the box because I was thinking about those subscribers who have already received this that got it again at the event. None the less, I, myself am thrilled and gladly accept this box!!Typical of Glossybox, many full size items!Curel Hand & Cuticle TherapyVery pleased to receive this! My hands and cuticles get seriously dry in the winter!Sorry, it is a bit more rosey than this photo portrays. Glossybox Blusher in Glossy RosewoodI'm very impressed with this blush, nice and pigmented! I can see myself wearing this matte colour often!MNY Gloss by Maybelline in 385I won't be using this gloss because I will be gifting it, but it is a...

Glossybox Event - Toronto: Photos, Video & Gift Bag!

December 5, 2012

This event was great! I was invited by Ashley and am very grateful I was able to go. Ashley is a Glossybox Ambassador and received an awesome golden box filled with even more goodies for working so hard and referring so many people. I felt like part of a celebrity entourage there, she had a picture up and everything! It was awesome. I'm very happy for her and I will make sure to link her video or blog here. The photos below were taken by Glossybox and you can see them all here. Here are the ones with myself and friends!Ashley with her golden box and the lovely people at Glossybox!The event was held at the Marc Anthony Salon on Avenue Road (just North of Bloor) in Toronto. It was a bit claustrophobic but it was a pretty place. They had many different sections and I didn't get many pictures but...

November Beauty Favourites!

December 3, 2012

As usual I usually save up my favourites so I can do a larger one every second month. I don't use a lot of products, nor try out very many so sometimes the favourites will be the same. I thought I would go more in depth with some of the products this month and give a mini review for each. I've included swatches for the few I haven't featured previously.NYX Dark Shadows Crimison Amulet PaletteI've been using this palette basically everyday since I received it. There are some really great matte neutral colours and every shadow I have tried have been so pigmented! There are a few shades I have yet to dabble in but I've really loved experimenting. I will have a tutorial up very soon! I've really been loving the two top blushes and the highlighter. The highlighter has a lot of shimmer though, I wish it was a...

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