Top 6 Products On My Beauty Wishlist

I've mentioned in previous posts that I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to makeup application. This, however, does not by any means mean that I don't ogle over all the pretty makeup when I walk by the Sephora in the mall.
I'm at a point in my life where splurging on the nice, more expensive make up isn't really an option unless it's a treat or gift. I don't mind though, because it is easier to ogle at everything when you don't have to decide which ones you'd buy. I thought I would share some of my top beauty wishlist items here, so that we can all dream about some pretty products!

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Highlighter Palette. This palette is so beautiful, the shades look so pretty and I would love to have this in my collection!

2. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Luxe Lip Gloss in the shade Martha Moo. I've seen this product all over my twitter and it looks so pretty! I don't think I am able to get this product in Canada, but a girl can dream, right?

3. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow Stick in the shade Beyond Gold (also, I quite fancy frozen quartz). This looks like the type of product that would be easy to use and not require a lot of skill, both of which are things I look for in makeup products!

4. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in the shade Snow. I've heard good things about this foundation, and I've only tried drugstore foundations. When I'm able to splurge on a more expensive one, I'd like it to be this one first!

5. Essie Nail Polish in the shade Berried Treasure. As much as I hate to admit this, I've never owned an Essie nail polish, and they have so many shades to choose from! I picked this one because it's one of my favourite shades of pink! I know this isn't as expensive compared to the other items on my list, but I've heard such good things about the brand that I had to include them too!

6. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara. Again, another product that has had great reviews, but alas, I have not tried it yet! It seems like one of those staple mascaras that everyone uses!

What is one item on your beauty wishlist?

Meet Matt(e) Hughes | Makeup Review

A couple of weeks ago I posted a nude lipstick review, and when I was doing my lips with those products, I realized that I received a lipstick for Christmas I have never tried/wore before. I thought that I could review it upon trying it for the first time!

The product: 
The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in the colour "Sentimental"

My thoughts: 
♡ First, when you open the product it smells like mint, which is  delightful!
♡Application isn't easy, but not difficult. Bleeds easily into surrounding skin.
♡ I LOVE THE COLOUR! It is so pigmented and the payoff is amazing.
♡ I'm not sure what I would wear this lipstick with, both in terms of makeup and clothing and I'm not sure of any events where I could wear this lipstick.
♡ Lasts a decent amount of time. The lipstick lasted through most of the day, and is rather difficult to remove. I had to scrub pretty good to get it off when removing my makeup!

Rating the product: 
♡ 8.75/10: I love the colour! This is one of my favourite shades of pink (in general, not just lipstick shade) so I loved being able to wear it on my face. The only downsides to this product are that 1) It is super dry on the lips and 2) It bleeds into the skin around my mouth without a liner.

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm loving taking 'flat-lay' type photos! Side note: This photo makes me happy simply because of the sheer amount of pink related products that are in it!

Do you have a bold lip colour that you enjoy wearing?

Sunday at the lake | Sunday July 25th 2016


I had such a great day on Sunday, that I wanted to write a quick little post about it, so that I can look back and remember how much fun I had that day!

Saturday evening my partner and I received an invitation to our friend's family cottage on Sunday for the afternoon. We left my partner's house around 12:40 in the afternoon and got to the cottage shortly before 1:30 (It's a longish drive there).
It was such a beautiful day on the lake, there were only a few clouds in the sky and the wind made the heat not so bad. We spent most of the day in the water, which was so much fun! There were water fights, inflatable tubes, and cannonballs!
We had a BBQ for lunch and played some yard games when we got tired of the water. I laughed a lot that day, and even though I wore sunscreen (pale skin problems) I still got a little red, and was tuckered out on the way home!

The view of the lake from the cottage porch

Lots of boating on Sunday!

A quick 2 second time lapse of the water that day!

I had such a great day, spent with great friends, lots of laughs and beautiful weather!

How was your Sunday?

Things I've Learned From Puppysitting


My partner's aunt and uncle got a puppy back in March, and since they've got a son whose big into sports we've been helping them puppysit while they travel to their away games and tournaments. 
I've learned a lot from puppy sitting, and I thought it would be good to write a little bit about it here, for when I decide that I want to get my own furry little pup. 
I've watched this little pup by myself for the afternoon, and my partner and I have watched her together for weekends when sports have them far away. Coming up soon we are watching her for a week, which is the longest we've had to care for her. Hopefully things go smoothly! 

This is the puppy that we watch, she's a bernadoodle (Bernese and a poodle mix)

Some things that I've learned while watching this pup: 
♡ Puppies can get into everything, even if you think they can't... they can
♡ Having written instructions for a dog harness is WAY more complicated than having someone show you! She has a special harness, to stop her from eating wood off the ground around their house since it really upsets her stomach, and it's very difficult to put on!
♡ When puppies get excited, they pee on the floor
♡ A pup that's not your own likely won't be obedient with you, for at least the first day you're watching them
♡ Puppies are so much maintenance!
♡ I'm not ready to have my own pup
♡ Still cute though ;) 

So those are my thoughts about puppies and being a puppy sitter. We're watching her a few more times this summer, so hopefully things continue to go smoothly!

Italy | Dream Vacation Destination


It's been a while since I posted a dream destination, back in March was the last time, I believe. From the title, you can tell that Italy is today's dream destination. Every time I have seen photos of Italy, it looks like the most beautiful place in the world. Naturally, I want to experience it's beauty for myself. There is so much to experience there, especially the culture, architecture, and of course the food! 

original photo taken from here

Some of the things on my Italy vacation list are: 

♡ Visit the Colosseum in Rome. I think this is on every tourists vacation list. It's one of those must see attractions. I love old architecture, so this is right up my alley! 
♡ Take a touristy picture holding the Leaning Tower of Pisa up
♡ See Mt. Vesuvius. I took a geology course in university, and we learned about volcanoes, specifically Vesuvius and how it destroyed Pompeii. I would love to be able to see it with my own eyes and not from pictures on the internet! 
the remains of pompeii and the vesuvius in the background, taken from here

♡ Take a trip down the Grand Canal,Venice, in a gondola. I have this image of gondola rides being one of the most romantic things in Italy, so I would love to be able to experience it myself!
♡ Have Italian pizza, pasta, and gelato! I'm a huge pizza fan, so trying authentic Italian pizza is a must for me! I've also never tried gelato before, so that is something I would love to try!

I'm not sure if there is anything in Italy that my partner would like to see or experience, so I don't have anything to add in this destination for him. 

Have you ever been to Italy?