Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crazy About Lipstick Tag!

Hey Everyone!

 So I was reading some of my fav BLOGS over the last couple of days and I ran across a TAG that I had to do. This is the crazy about Lipstick Tag and I stole it from the always witty Cheshire Cat and if you don't know who she is you should go check out her blog here:

So with that being said let's get into this!

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
Honestly I can't answer this, mainly because it would take me forever to count and I don't know if it's a fair question seeing as most of my lipsticks are for my kit and not my own personal use but to appease the masses I will insert a photo so you can have some of an idea as to how many I have.

And just so I'm being honest that isn't all of them but at least I gave you an idea right?

2. What was your first lipstick?
This one was easy for me as it is hands down still one of my FAVS. It was Ruby Woo by MAC and yes it's super drying and yes that's crappy but the colour can't be beat!

3. What is your most worn lipstick?
Most worn......well the first one that comes to mind is MAC Syrup. It's just that kind of lip colour that looks good on everyone and is really wearable.

4. What is your favourite brand of lipstick?
This question had to be broken into to two for me to be fair.

High End: Is MAC, they just have such a  colour range and so many different finishes. You can find almost anything from shade to formula.

Drug Store: NYX and this is one I thought about for a long time. It has all the same reasons as MAC. Huge colour range and different formulas. They feel amazing on your lips and they last a really long time.

5. What is your favourite finish?
Within MAC it has to be the Amplified finish because I love that they aren't completely drying but they are beyond bright. They are really a WABAM lipstick. The Maybelline Colour Vivid's would be my FAV drugstore finish for the same reasons as the MAC amplified!

6. What is the last lip product you bought?

I just placed a SEPHORA order that I'm waiting to arrive with a bunch of FALL and BERRY tone lipsticks! I can't wait to show those to you guys.

7. How many lip products (everything) do you currently have in your handbag?
6 and don't look so schocked because more then half of that number is just lip balm/chap stick. I love having smooth lips so I always find myself reaching for something to hydrate my lips. 

8. What lip product do you use to rock a red lip? 
This is my go to RED LIP! I love it because it's bright and it lasts all day!

I use Cover Girl lip pencil in Passion and fill in my entire lip and then I put Cover Girl Hot Passion lipstick over top. Beautiful!

9. How do you store your lipstick?
Depends on which lipstick we are talking about, all my work/kit lipsticks are melted down and stored in a plastic container, which looks like this:

The rest of my collection is kept in a few drawers in my ALEX from IKEA. Some are in boxes and some are in acrylic containers, I'm not 100% happy with my lipstick, it's something I'm working on!

10. What lip products are you currently lusting after?
It has to be anything YSL, every time I look at one I want it but the price TAG always keeps me from buying them. I can just buy some many other products for the same price as one YSL.

That's it everyone, you have made it to the end of the TAG!

I TAG all of you to do this Crazy about Lipstick Tag or just leave me a comment with your current FAV lipstick!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rewind: This was posted on a different blog of mine but I wanted to have it on here

This was posted on a older BLOG of mine but I wanted to transfer it here so I don't lose it. Hope you enjoy the read.

Life as it is....

So as I am sitting in class today learning about how to get hair ready for a bald cap (something we do in TV and Film) my phone starts to ring and I look at the caller ID and see it's my sons school. At this point honestly I hesitate because I know it can't be good news, lately they seem to be calling a lot more because of bad news. I step away from the current demo and answer the phone only to be told that my son is acting out again and they don't know what to do with him. It's in this moment that once again I feel guilty for going back to school to do something for myself. Have you ever felt that way? You don't have to be a parent to feel guilt over doing something for yourself. I hate that feeling because I haven't done anything wrong but somehow I feel like if I was at home where I believe in that moment I should be, then maybe he wouldn't have acted out. I know in theory how silly that is, he is a 9 year old boy acting out is his middle name right now, but I can't help but feel like staying at home gives me super powers to make everything go right.

If I had a super power it would be the power to balance everything in perfect harmony everyday. With this super power no one would ever get up late, there would be no pop tarts for breakfast because there really just isn't time for anything else, no "hurry run the first bell's already gone", me going to school would somehow not involved me taking one second away from my kids, dinner would always be ready at 6 and both kids would be fast asleep by 8:30 every night so that the rest of the time I could spend being a good girlfriend,

As I type that out I have one son in his room yelling "I can't find my "PJ's" the other child just finished a bath and my wonderful B/F is dressing him for bed. It's 8:30 and I know no one is going to be asleep before 9pm tonight. When I think about this day and how it would be different if I had my magic super power I think of all the things I'd miss out on. Sometimes in life's chaos comes beautiful peace. I lay here about to cuddle with my two amazing boys and drink hot chocolate and truthfully I love everything about this beautiful chaos.

P.S The B/F is the one making the hot chocolate because life is all about balance.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

When life gives you lemons...

So life have been very hard these last few weeks, between my youngest son Paxton being very sick and my living situation sometime sI find it hard to see light at the end of the tunnel.

I live in a CoOp, for anyone who doesn't know it's a place where everyone works together and lives within a community feeling, the units are smaller but you have a family feeling as everyone should help each other. That has not been my experience here and I have faced backlash and a lot of it for trying to get people to stick to the rules and not go off and do whatever they want. I would say I have 2 or 3 really great friends here but for each of those friends there are at least 3 people who work daily to make my life miserable. I'm not going to go into a huge rant about what these people have done to me cause honestly they aren't worth but the message I wanted this post to send to you, my readers, was be true to who you are always. Don't ever fake who you are or what you believe in to make people be nice to you or like you. People who aren't willing to be respectful and get to know you they don't deserve to know you in the first place.

Every person is different and the most important thing in life to remember is you don't have to like everyone but being respectful is a direct reflection on you. If you disrespect someone that only reenforce that fact that you aren't comfortable or secure within yourself.

Here are some photos of my boys because that is what has kept me going when things here have been very difficult.

A Special Little Treat......

My small DIOR haul!

So it's been a rough week, truthfully it's been a rough month and I needed some retail relaxation. I went to the mall looking for items from the new Lancome Show collection but got pulled to the DIOR counter. The blush/bronzer duo has been something I've been talking myself out of getting for over a month and I finally gave it.

Coral Glow:

Let's start with DIOR packaging cause it in itself is a work of art. Each item comes in it's own velvet wrapper and then when you take that off you have this very sleek looking metal compact. It has a a pattern on the top and then when you open it the mirror is the whole one side of the compact, it's a nice size. Before I talk about the colour this also came with a very nice blush brush which for the price is a nice addition. 

Onto the colour first let's talk about the bronzer side because I love it! It's not a dark colour or a too orange colour, it looks perfect on my very fair skin and I love that DIOR didn't make the darker colour of the two unwearable. The blush side is as gorgeous as you think it would be, it is the most beautiful coral flush and looks amazing on. It looks very natural and really helps to wake up the skin. 

This product is hands down worth every cent you pay for it, DIOR also has a pink one but I found the pink too light for my skin tone.

I had a buy $70 and get $10 off coupon so I had to get something else so I also got one of the new Dior Addict new summer colour lipsticks. The colour I got was 771 which is a very nice medium pink colour.

The packaging again is just amazing! When the light hits it it becomes different colours, it's beautiful to look at. And the lipstick it self is a very moisturizing formula and has a very nice colour pay off. It's a very nice medium pink colour and wears for about 4 hours before needing to be reapplied. 

You guys know I'm not big on higher end makeup, I offend find that you can get just as nice stuff at the drugstore but sometimes it's just nice to treat yourself and get something a little extra special!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Julep for June

Hey Everyone,

  So Julep for June was honestly my dream box, I don't know if they will ever be able to top this box in my eyes. Between the bright colours, the pretty pastels and the fact that most of them cover perfectly in only one coat really made it fell like Christmas in June!

Here is the overview of the entire box:

This months quote:

How true is that? Have you ever thought about "Style" that way, I know I hadn't but I am going to make an effort to start now!

For me this box was basically two sections, the brights and the pastels and even though the reddish orange colour in the second photo really had more of a pastel feel I felt like the colour was too rich to go with the others.

The Pastels:

The Brights:

Let's break it down by Box Type!

It Girl featured Char a beautiful and true bright blue colour, Bess a beautiful robins blue, and Nan a burnt orange colour. I've seen Nan in other photos and it looks like a coral cream but mine doesn't look that way! 

Classic With A Twist included Kennedy a Yellowish-Nude cream colour and Martha a very soft pink cream that reminds me of a strawberry milkshake.       

The last two are my favourite out of the whole box and we will start with BOHO Glam. Lexie was the first colour that really caught me eye when I opened my box. It's a beautiful bright yellow colour and I love yellow for doing designs with and it also came with Dianna the perfect light green. These two will look amazing together!

My second favourite and the last ones in the box came from the Bombshell type and that's just what these are BOMBSHELL colours. Raegan the most amazing hot pink cream I own, and Payton, which get's points first for having the same name as my favourite footballer but then it's all about the colour with this amazing BRIGHT green! STUNNING!

Like I said I am in LOVE with this box! I'm wearing Reagan and Dianna on my nails right now and as I'm typing this I can't help that I keep looking at my nails and thinking "how PRETTY are these!"

If you haven't tried Julep yet, you really should!

Click here to check it out:

Notice anything different?

Hey There!

So it's been a while and I'm sure from the new look on my page you know why, but truthfully that is only part of the reason.

I did give my BLOG a major style update and I love it! I'm so thankful to Jenn from Munchkin Land Designs for the amazing job she did and how wonderful it turned out. You can check out all her work here:

Tell her Tanya from Tanya Talks Makeup sent you!

As for what else has been keeping me from updating I'll post that later in the week but for now know that I'm back and happier then ever to be blogging.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Julep January 2013

 Hey Everyone!

  I am in LOVE with this months Julep box! First off you can never have enough nudes but look at those amazing neons!!

Here are some closer shots of the whole collection:

Alright let's start with the Hand and Cuticle cream. This really is a wonder product for me, it's helps soften the area around my nail and I had always had an issue with the little pieces of skin the pull up around the nail. Not anymore! 

I also love the stick format because it makes it so easy to apply and it doesn't get all over my fingers which can be more sensitive then the area right around my nails.


Our first color combo is Boho Glam and that came with Fiona and Teresa. The first thing I thought when I saw Fiona was Shrek! It's a stunning bright green.

Next we have American Beauty which has Bethany and Mindy. Bethany is bright orange creme color, it really pops and if you put it on-top of Mindy which is a very pale pink it really pops.

Bombshell has the most amazing Purple color called Bette and a beautiful everyday color called Ava. It's a perfect pink colour, just perfect!

When I looked at these two colors I knew that they were the Classic With A Twist combo. They both scream it, LOUD! The pink neon is called Madison and it's a bright pink creme and the nude is Grace a very ice light pink. The only thing I don't like is Grace is really sheer, maybe too sheer to wear on it's own.

It Girl is my usual style and it came with two neons and one nude and I really wasn't too impressed with this set! Nikki is the highlighter yellow shade and it's really not very pretty to be honest! I like Ameila but I find it has almost to much of a shine to it, but the saving grace of this set was Nina. It's a  orangesicle creme color that I have a feeling I will wear all summer! It reminds me a lot of Parker another color I LOVE!

Wanna know more? Watch my VIDEO!

Monday, January 07, 2013

December Glossy Box

Hey Everyone!

  So when I opened up the shipping box and saw this amazing sliver box I was wowed by colour. I love it! I also really like it when GlossyBox sends something other then the regular pink box.

So we got lots of goodies on the December box and a lot of them I'm really excited about! Here's a picture of everything we got. We got some hair products, some face product and some makeup products.

This first one in all honesty is my favourite. Most of you know I love sliver nail polish, in fact I love all metallic nail polish and I don't own even one Revlon nail polish. So I'm excited to try this formula and let you guys know what I think!

Next we got these really pretty simple stud earrings. I love that we got something a little different and extra but more then that something I'll use. Having a baby means no dangling earrings for me. These are a really pretty teal blue shade and I know I'll be putting them to good use.

Now onto hair products and you guys know how I feel about hair products over loading beauty boxes but this was a dry shampoo and that is something I will use! We also got a small sample of shampoo and conditioner but the dry shampoo is what I'm excited to try.

Eyelashes?!?!? Glossybox how did you know? I love a good pair of false eyelashes and after playing with these guys for a couple of days I can tell you these are really nice. The band on them is s good size for applying them but also very bendable so they are easy to aptly. 

The next two products are both from Aveeno and with my sensitive skin Aveeno is a brand I reach for often. I got the Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer and the Tinted Moisturizer in fair to light. I haven't used either of these yet so I get to try some new stuff which is awesome. They both came as full sized so that is great!

Sorry! I forgot to add this in there! This is a really pretty pink lip gloss from Avon. I love this colour and it's really wearable for everyday!

Wanna watch the video:

Friday, January 04, 2013

Maybelline Vivids Colorsensational Lipsticks

Hey Everyone!

 So when I was out at Shopper's Drug Mart I saw the display for these and had to pick some of them up!

These lip colours are so bright and full pigmented and on top of that they are moisturizing, they are made with honey nectar. I get about 3 to 4 hours of wear with these but they do wear off if I eat or drink. 


  This is a very bright hot pink colour! The shade would work on every skin tone cause it is just a straight pink it doesn't pull blue or orange. This is my favourite shade from the new line!


  This colour looks exactly like what it is called. It's a reddish hue but pulls kind of pink when swatched.  This is the perfect red colour if you want to try a red but are worried about how it will look on you. The pink in this will make it look good on almost all skin tones!


 This is your classic red shade, it's deep and a pure beautiful red shade. I use it as an everyday lip colour but for anyone who isn't as bold you can try taking your finger and just patting it onto the lips. This will give a much softer affect.


  This shade is a hot pink with a purple hue, it's bright and very in your face. It's a very close match for MAC's Candy YumYum but a little more purple.

And here's all 4 side by side!