Friday, October 31, 2014


Every year around this time I seem to go on a cleaning kick, last year it was major because I had some serious nesting going on. As you can imagine since becoming a new mom I may have slacked a bit with keeping the place tidy. I will admit I'm a bit of a hoarder with certain things I always think well I might need it sometime. I usually never do need it, and I throw it out eventually anyways. I like to do it this time of year because I really like having a nice clean house for the holidays and I usually do it gradually over a few weeks. This week I've started with some de-clutter and throwing away old products or just rid of things we just don't need or use. I thought it might be kind of fun to share some of that, mainly as I go through my makeup/beauty related products, I'm sure you don't care about all my other junk.

Today I started with my "vanity" which is just and old desk that needs a makeover in the worst way. This post is y top drawer, which holds my blushes ,highlighters, powders and eye bases. I also want to add yes I have a lot of makeup, much more then probably the average person. I've been "collecting" for about 4ish years so it has added up. I also don't buy or wear it nearly as much anymore, mainly because I'm still home on maternity leave so there's definitely stuff in here that can go.

Before picture (sorry about the quality of photos I only had my phone handy)

As you can see it has gotten a little messy and unorganized but it isn't too bad. I actually love and use quite a lot of these products.

After picture:

Not much difference right? Turns out I have a lot of these products that I just couldn't part with, I did get rid of a few (pictured below). Blushes and highlighters are my weakness I will admit, but it is more organized and clean now so I'm happy with that.

Here is a picture of the products I parted with:

Elf blush- I hardly ever wore this shade and it pretty old so I didn't need to keep this.
 Revlon nearly naked powder- Not my shade for this time of year
2 Maybelline color tattoo's- Both are nearly completely dried out
Nyx creme blush- dried out
MAC creme blush- this is at least 4 years old so very much so dried out
Urban Decay cream highlighter- to creamy/liquidy and not much color pay off and slightly too dark for my skin
Sephora creme blush- Never liked this, its way too shimmery and almost glitter like and following the trend it is also pretty dry.

There you have it, first part of my make-up de-clutttering, I will have another post up soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free Samples!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to make a quick post about this sample box I received the other day. It is from sample source,(  I don't know all the exact details of the site I know they only send out one box per household per offer period but I'm unsure how many offer periods they hold per year, if anyone knows please let me know!

These are all the products I received :

I had tried about 80% of these products before I received this, but come on who doesn't love some free stuff.

I randomly broke the items into groups to take closer up pictures, there's no real order to them. Out of this group the Biore strips is the only thing I had previously tried and really like. I have tried other John Frieda products before but never shampoo or conditioner so I'm interested to see how I like them.

These are pretty simple standard products that everyone uses. I must say my husband was pretty excited that he got a new razor.

Lastly, the food group. I have had everything before except the Dark chocolate Acai blueberry things, which I must say were actually pretty tasty. 

I don't think everyone gets all the same stuff before you do answer questions before hand so its kind of to your taste, but I'm impressed and happy with what I got. It only took about 3 weeks to arrive from when I ordered it even though they tell you it will be 4-6 weeks so it was nice getting it early. It takes about 5 minutes to take the survey and fill out your info, so really thats nothing to get yourself some free stuff. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hello again!

Hey everyone! As I'm sure you've noticed I have been absent for quite some time now, and I admit it wasn't intentional. As you know I was due to have my baby in January and I did, Jaxon Ryan was born on January 11th 2014. Labour and delivery were extremely difficult and due to that I had a longer then expected recovery. It took quite sometime to really get into a routine and have a grasp on what I was doing so I knew I wouldn't be blogger for a little while but I had planned on returning by summer, and it is now nearing November, oops.

I have A LOT of ideas for upcoming blog posts and I now have some extra free time to actually get them done. I plan on spending more time re vamping the blog and I'm going to try and aim for 2 new posts per week. I've got some new skincare and make up products to talk about, obviously some baby related topics and just a few random ones. I'm hoping to get an additional post up later today/tomorrow morning at the latest!