makeup monday // current wishlist

I thought it would be fun to share the products that I am hoping to ONE day be able to get and review (and of course love). So lets get started!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly – $36 at Sephora

tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory – $51 at Sephora

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – $47 at Sephora

Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer – $38 at Sephora

ColourPop Highlighter in Wisp – $8.00 at ColourPop

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection – $45 at Sephora

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Rose Matter – $18 at Jeffree Star

Morphe Deluxe Buffer Brush M439 – $13.99 at Morphe

 

“unicorns are lame” – said no one ever

If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for unicorns. I currently own a unicorn wallet, unicorn stud earrings and a unicorn decorative accent. I have so many fun unicorn items bookmarked for me to purchase one day and add to my collection and thought I would share some of my favourites with you!

Magical Unicorn Umbrella

unicorn umbrella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$14.99 from ThinkGeek.com

 

Unicorn Light Up Slippers

unicorn slippers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$39.99 from Smoko

 

“Unicorns Are Lame” – Said No One Ever T-Shirt

unicorns are lame tshirt$29.00 from Spread Shirt

 

Unicorn Wine Holder

unicorn wine holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$18.46 by ATL

 

Keep Calm & Colour Unicorns Colouring Book

 

unicorn colouring book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10.27 by ASOS

 

Majestic Unicorn Measuring Cups

unicorn measuring cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$24.99 by Perpetual Kid

 

In Love with Unicorns Flats

unicorn ballet flats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$54.99 by Modcloth

 

Which are your favourites? Let me know in the comments section!

Stay Whimsical🙂

NEW TV Series: This Is Us

A brand new fall series called “This Is Us” has awoken a renewed love for me with the ever so handsome and talented Milo Ventimiglia. BUT lets not just focus on that! There is so much more to this show and I can’t wait to see (and become addicted to it).

 

Synopsis:

Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore (“A Walk to Remember”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls”) and Sterling K. Brown (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story),” this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.

Check out the trailer below and tell me you aren’t completely sobbing and hooked.

 

 

fashion friday // shop miss a jewellery haul

I would like to introduce you to an awesome website that I have been shopping on for years. Shop Miss A has has loads and loads of $1 items (incl. makeup, jewellery, temporary tattoos and much more) and honestly you can’t beat that deal!

A little while ago I spent a couple hours on the Shop Miss A site and found some really awesome jewellery (IMO) and thought I’d share my purchases with you all!

Shop Miss A Rings

Various Gold Rings

Shop Miss A Necklace

Gold Teardrop Gem Necklace

Shop Miss A Earrings

Silver and Black Hoop Earrings

Shop Miss A Earrings

Gold Honeycomb Earrings

Shop Miss A Earrings

Gold Triangle and Bar Earrings

Shop Miss A Earrings

Burgundy Tassel Earrings

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any of the items I found to link you to, but there are some mega cute new items now that I’d encourage you to check out.

#tbt // my pacific coast highway drive

In November of 2015 I crossed an item off my bucket list; driving the Pacific Coast Highway!

On the recommendation of my friend Mary, I started my journey in Pismo Beach, CA, where I witnessed the Monarch Butterfly Migration first hand at the Butterfly Grove. I then made a quick stop to dip my toes in the sand at the beautiful beach and lastly found a hidden gem called Eldwayen Ocean Park which had stunning views of the cliffs and ocean.

I am always keen on finding the most interesting things to do when I travel so I made sure to stop in San Luis Obispo, CA and add my chewing gum to the Bubblegum Alley.

When looking into accommodations for this drive (because I knew I couldnt do it all in one day) I happened to come across a listing for the Inn at Morro Bay.  The room looked nice enough and I knew it was right on the Bay so I took a shot that it would be a great place to rest for the night.  Boy was I surprised! They upgraded me for free to a room that had a walk out to the balcony overlooking the Bay and I arrived just in time to watch the sun setting over it! Once I caught up my Snapchat followers with my adventure recap for the day, I hit up the restaurant that was part of the Inn called 60 State Park Restaurant & Lounge. I had the place to myself and lounged out on their sofa seats eating to my hearts content all the delicious items on the menu that I could muster including Butternut Squash Soup w. Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds and Crispy Sage, Pacific Crab Cakes w. Chipotle Aioli, Snap Peas and Arugula, and Beats and Goat Cheese w. Butter Lettuce, Croutons, Cucumber and Balsamic. YUM!!

 

After an amazing nights sleep, I explored Morro Bay, CA a little more and discovered that they have something called Morro Rock which is a volcanic plug – HOW COOL! And I even saw a sea lion swim by!

Next up I hurried my butt to Hearst Castle where I did a tour of the property and home. It was quite the hike up stairs and through the gardens but the view was spectacular and the decor was so eclectic and high end for its time you couldnt help but be in awe. This guy was loaded and was always updating everything. Oh and did I mention he had an outdoor AND indoor pool plus a movie theatre??! Ya, colour me impressed. I highly recommend this for anyone doing the PCH drive!

Now was time for the part of the drive I was most looking forward to (besides the ocean views of course), the Elephant Seals at San Simeon!! I spent a good 20 minutes watching them do their thing, sleep and snore, cuddle, swim and I am pretty sure they were fighting. (watch a live feed HERE)

I spent the next 2.5 hours driving the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The road eventually ends up right along the ocean, up and down mountains with winding roads, sharp turns and plenty of turnouts to either let someone pass or take in the view. As someone who is pretty scared of heights and loses her balance when close to the edge of anything, this drive was nerve racking as hell. I went the speed limit of 20 mph, clutched the wheel and took many long and deep breaths while I concentrated and made sure I didnt crash! I just kept telling myself (yes I talked to myself) that I was going to feel amazing after completing the drive… and honestly I felt beyond anything I can describe, just so so proud of myself! Once again I had perfect timing as the sun was setting during this stretch of the trip. I only stopped to take a few photos and tried to focus more on being in the moment and soaking in the sunset and views for my memory bank.

I drove through Big Sur but because it was dark out and no street lights I couldnt see much of anything but trees and darkness so I decided to head to my overnight destination and head back to Big Sur the next morning.  I stayed over in Monterey Bay, CA for the night and found some good grub at an italian restaurant called Rosines which had been featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I had Calamari that was so thick and so good and it was paired with fries (never had it that way before), then had a basic pasta and meat sauce as my main. I was stuffed to capacity but they had a display of cakes at the checkout and I just HAD to grab a piece to go. I swear the piece was the size of my head too! I never ended up eating it as I was too full that night and it went bad being in the car all the next day but I just know it would have tasted heavenly if I had been able to eat it! Definitely check this place out if you ever find yourself in Monterey.

Woke up the next day feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day with my Starbucks Caramel Frapp in hand. I backtracked an hour through Big Sur, CA to Pfieffer Beach. This beach is really hidden so make sure you map it out ahead of time. I really thought I could handle walking on sand to get to the ocean but boy was I ever wrong! I tried my best taking my time and eventually hit the ocean and dipped my feet in the water. Yay! The beach was quite big from what I could see but I was not up for the adventure of walking it up and down, plus I needed to head back into Monterey. So I snapped a few pics but unfortunately didnt see any purple sand, which is what this beach is known for. Definitely check out this hidden gem if youre doing the PCH drive! OH and of course I made a pit stop to grab a snap of Bixby Bridge. Add that to your list of things to see too! On my way back through Big Sur I stopped and took some photos of the view as well.

Once I was back in Monterey, I headed to the well known Monterey Bay Aquarium.  My favourite part of this aquarium was all the jellies! Plus the touch pools were really cool. I can see why this one is so popular with children, so much to learn about! I spent some time outside on the deck looking over the Bay and spotted a sea lion frolicking! So cute.

Last but not least, I finished my drive to Santa Cruz to visit the Natural Bridges State Park and Beach for around sunset. I wish I had arrived just a little but earlier and wasn’t so exhausted from my drive to walk the beach to get a better picture but I still saw it in person, and it was beautiful!

Hope you enjoyed this recap as much as I loved going on this adventure!

makeup monday // milani amore mattalics

I recently became aware of a new line of matte lip products from Milani. They are called Amore Mattalics and I of course had to try out at least one shade to see how I liked it!

After careful consideration of all of the colours:

milani amore mattalics

I chose the third colour in, called Matte About You! I had to order it off their website, as I am in Canada and didn’t see it advertised anywhere here. I would suggest going to the actual store (if you can) so that you can see the shades in person to get the best idea of the colour you are choosing.

It finally arrived after a few days and I was in my happy place🙂

milani amore mattalics

The tube has a gold lid, which I LOVE. The brush is angled which actually did help me with application. When you first open the tube it smells heavenly, like candy. I am a massive fan of sweet scented lip products. So that got a big thumbs up from me.

It is actually a lip creme so it went on my lips like velvet, possibly the nicest application feeling I’ve ever experienced to be honest. I just wanted the product all over my lips! The colour is more of a coral/red/pink combination than the bright pink colour I thought it was going to be. I was slightly disappointed in that, but good thing I love all different shades of pink.

It took about 20 seconds for the lip creme to dry and even after that point there was the smallest amount of transfer when wiped. I would suggest just dabbing your lips lightly with a kleenex after its dried as the colour is so vivid and set that you wont be taking much off with it.

milani amore mattalics

milani amore mattalics

When removing this product I used my usual cocount oil makeup remover and it had ZERO problems and left no staining on my lips (note: I removed it within 10 minutes so this may change with all day wear).

I plan on purchasing a couple more of these in the future, as I was really pleased with how it turned out.

ps. I don’t have an amazing camera at the moment, nor amazing lighting so I wasn’t able to get a good swatch or show how metallic the lips looked but trust me there was a glimmer of gold to them and it made me feel bomb!