Favourite Spring Lip Products!

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I love wearing brighter and softer colours in the spring after wearing the darker, more bold colours of the winter. I also am a big fan of sheerer lip colours. They’re easier to wear and even the really bright ones tend to still look soft and pretty.

Top Left: Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle – this is a really nice nude for me, so if you are quite pale, it’ll probably be a good one. It is slightly orange (warm) tinted, so if you like warmer, sheer nudes, you’ll like this!

Top Right: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling – this is SUCH a pretty light lilac pink. If you want to try a purple lip colour, but you’re not too sure, this one is not too intimidating.

Bottom Left: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti – The perfect sheer coral-y orange

Bottom Right: Maybelline Color Whisper in Rose of Attraction – I love the texture of the Color Whispers. They are really buttery and lovely. This colour is just a nice, fairly bright, sheer pink. Really easy to wear. Slightly brighter than a “my lips but better” colour, but just as easy to wear.

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Which one do you like? What’s you’re favourite spring lip colour?

Nails of the Day: Essie’s Lapis of Luxury

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Essie’s Lapis of Luxury is such a beautiful periwinkle blue colour. I think it is just perfect for Spring!

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Do you have a favourite pastel polish for Spring?

Review: Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Deep Conditioner

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I picked up this sample package of Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Organi-Gro Deep Conditioner. I try to deep condition my hair about once or twice a month and this one was quite inexpensive, so I thought I would give it a shot.

The scent is very mild and somewhat boring; it smells very much like a generic soap. The instructions say to put it on damp hair out of the shower and leave it on for 2-5 minutes before rinsing it off. I sprayed my hair to make it slightly damp and then worked the product in and left it for about 45 minutes. One thing that bothered me a little bit was that there was hardly enough product to do all of my hair. My hair is very long, but it is not particularly thick, so I think if you have thick hair, you may not have enough product in this sample package.

I did like the effect that this deep conditioner had on my hair though. It made it slightly softer, shinier and more manageable, which are the things that I tend to look for in a deep conditioner.

Overall, this deep conditioner did the job. If you are looking for an inexpensive, good-value-for-money deep conditioner, I can recommend the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula. I wouldn’t say it was the best I’ve ever used, or that it stood out in scent, ease of application or effect, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, and it is a good value product.

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(the results!)

What’s your favourite deep conditioner? Do you prefer higher end ones, or will a drug store one do?

DIY Jewelry Storage and Display: Corkboard Makeover

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This is a really simple project to do and the result is a really pretty, functional way to store and display your jewelry. (more…)

2014 Resolutions February Check-in!

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This month has flown by! I can’t believe it’s March already.

1. Use a face or hair mask at least once a week. 

I have not been super good with this one this month. I’ve only done 2 masks this month. I am going to make a regular day to do a mask. It will probably end up being Saturday or Sunday, but my schedule might change around a bit this month, so I may have to adjust. Doing my first one of the month today!

2. Write at least 3 pages a week.

Again, this has been ok, but not with the consistency that I would like. I want to set aside specific times in the week to write and not just “when I have nothing better to do”.

3. Read one book a month.

I failed this one. I know, I read like 7 books or something in January, so maybe it evens out? Ha. I did start reading Emma by Jane Austen, but I didn’t finish it. I will finish it this month and try to read one more as well.

4. Lose 100 pounds.

This month has been very successful! The scale has not necessarily shown just how great it has been, but I lost 6 lbs this month. Which brings my total to 17.8 lbs for the year so far! I’m very happy about it. This month has been really good though, I have been more consistent and I’ve really been tackling some root issues. One of those issues is emotional eating, and I have done SUPER well this month with that. I’ve also updated my guidelines quite a lot. If you want to see the originals, they’re here.

  • I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full
  • I eat what I want,  but I try to make it healthy and varied most of the time
  • I exercise when I want to and do something that I find fun
  • I talk to someone or do something productive when I am at risk of emotional eating
  • I don’t keep junk food in the house and I don’t buy fast food
  • I keep healthy foods like fruit and vegetables easily accessible
  • I plan my meals ahead of time (even if it’s just in my head)
  • I keep my kitchen clean and organized

So excited for the rest of the year!

5. Make a monthly blog post about how my resolutions are going and what I have done to work towards them.

Check!

This month has been full of a lot of changes, and also a lot of progress. I am already looking forward to writing March’s update!

It’s not too late to keep going with your New Year’s Resolutions or just make new goals to improve your life! Do you have any goals you’re working on at the moment?