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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

The Weekend Update

Monday, 5 May 2014

*this post is both a mini-haul and a weekend update.

Recently, I finished University and moved in with my grandparents. Since I moved I haven't really spent any time with my friends who now live about 2 hours away. This weekend, my best friends son turned 3. Since this kid is literally my favourite person maybe ever, right now I had to be there. She tells me all the time about how he asks if they are going to go to my house, or if we are going to hang out, so I made the trip down for his birthday. He loves bubbles, so I brought along a variety of bubbles.

Since I was going down for his birthday, I had to see some of my other friends, and one such friend and I have a long standing date for Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) at this place called YoYo's. Where you get to make Yo yogurt Yo way. Essentially you walk around, pick a flavour of froyo (or sorbet) fill it as much as you want and then add the toppings. This place has everything from strawberries and kiwi to gummy worms and chocolate chips. They also have a variety of sauces, like chocolated, melted marshmallow and more. We like this place because they have dairy free options, the sorbets, as well as all of their other yogurts are non-fat gluten free.

I opted for Birthday Cake frozen yogurt- it tastes like they pureed a birthday cake I swear. And got strawberries, chocolate chips and crushed m&m's, I also got chocolate sauce.

My friend was at work, so I had her son, and I got him the Birthday Cake frozen yogurt, strawberries, gummy bears and fuzzy peaches (what is the point of being the cool aunt/babysitter and not giving them a massive amount of sugar and then handing them back!?)

Whenever my best friend and I are together we go to drugstores. We cannot pass a Shopper's Drugmart without having to enter it. Most of the time we leave coated in swatches and a bag probably bigger than we anticipated, or more products than we thought. It's an unspoken agreement between the two of us. I picked up a couple of things that I had been eyeing that were on sale (sales are code for buyitnow, buyitnow, buyitnow.)

I grabbed this Physician's Formula Trio of Eyeliners, they were only $10 for 3, which equals out to $3.33 each. NOT BAD. I love the pigmentation and the quality of them, they are so smooth, and I cannot wait to use them for real. I got them in the neutral pack, but they also had eye colour specific trios (brown, blue and green).

We also hit up the drugstore with the NYX display (there is one store in all of Peterborough that carries it!) I got a single eyeshadow for my crease, I decided on the colour- "Blame it on Midnight" I picked this colour to be the perfect go-to blending shade for my crease, that will go with literally everything.

I also got this Lip product, it's just one of their liptsticks, in the colour peach.

And right next to NYX was Revlon, where they had one left of the limited edition, spring 2014 Lip Butter's in Wild Watermelon. I didn't even think about not buying it. I love the colour!

I also got the Revlon Colourburst Laquer Balm, it was on sale for $7.99 and I really wanted to try it, so I picked it up too. I got it in the colour Whimsical.

Now to jump back a couple of days, before I had left I received my Hautelook order in the mail. About a month and a bit ago, maybe 6 weeks, Hautelook had Urban Decay on for a really good price. I'm all about a deal, and it was payday, so it was destiny. Fate works that way, it has to.

I knew eventually, that's my "excuse" my Primer Potion would run out, I've been working on it for almost a year- and they had the Primer Potion in "Greed" for $9.99! That was a no brainer. I wanted to try a pigmented one, to see if it would provide any kind of coverage for a birth mark on my inner corner (left eye).

I also got the 24/7 glide on pencil in mushroom. I've tried it once and loved it, where I put it on towards the lower lash line, and used this next product to blend it out. For $9.99 it was worth the price to try it!?

Lastly, I got the Blending Eye Brush- because you can never have too many of those- it was also $9.99, I use this to blend out the harsh lines of the mushroom eye pencil, and it gives great colour on the eyeballs.

So that's it, my favourite 3 year old and a whole bunch-o makeups all crammed into a 28 hour trip.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! What did you get up too!?

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At 6 May 2014 at 10:54 , Anonymous VM Blanche said...



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