Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August's Ask The Blogger: Kailey Flyte from Mermaidens

Hello again! I'm finally back, and this time with another Ask The Blogger. This month's amazing blogger is Kailey from Mermaidens. I'm very excited, as Kailey's blog has inspired me for years! If you don't know what Ask The Blogger is, it's a monthly series where you guys send in questions for a blogger and I compile them all into one big post. Anyways, lets jump right into the interview!
 1.      Hi Kailey! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
Hello! I'm Kailey - sometimes photographer and model, cat stalker, musicals enthusiast & lover of music, animation, & personal style~. My blog basically is a diary of my everyday outfits and stuff I love!
2.      What inspired you to blog to begin with? 
I was honestly feeling rather done, and knew that having a creative outlet would help - so I just started!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Early Autumn Makeup

I love almost everything about autumn. I love the weather, I love the clothing. And, most importantly to this post, I love the makeup shades. I know that most people think of dark, berry-toned lips, but I love gilded and bronzed eyes, and natural nude lips. Ideally, I think that my goal for autumnal makeup is to look like a forest fairy. To be honest, that's my makeup goal for most of the year.
As I'm sure you all know by now, I love a good seasonal post, so I thought that I'd share a little round up of some of my favourite makeup to wear in early autumn. As I said before, I think that the season calls for golds, bronzes, and browns.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

My Current Shower Lineup

I've been taking more baths than showers lately, but I know that as summer comes to a close and the business of autumn starts again, me and many others will soon be trading in the luxury of baths for the efficiency of showers. There seem to be so many more fun and exciting bath products as opposed to shower products; bath bombs, bubble baths, bath salts, and bath melts. However, I've been trying out a few new shower products lately, so I thought that I'd share with you guys!
I've mentioned this hair mask a couple times on here before, but I really do love it. It makes my hair feel softer than it ever has before. Using this once or twice a week leaves my hair feeling like a soft, fluffy, cloud.

This stuff smells so good. I was a bit worried the first few times that I used it because it seemed so thin compared to conditioners that I have used before, but after a few washes my hair got used to it. It keeps the ends of my hair moisturized and soft. I'm going to have to buy a larger bottle of it next time, though, because I use quite a bit each time.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Cruelty-Free Favourites Under $15

A quick word on being cruelty-free in relation to my blog
As some of you may know, I started to go cruelty-free some time in April. For those of you that don't know, going cruelty-free is only buying from cosmetics brands that do not test on animals. Though I'm pretty much only buying from cruelty-free brands now, I'm not going to throw away the products that I already own from non-cruelty-free brands so as not to waste them, which is why you will still see products that are not cruelty-free on my blog. From the end of April on, all of my posts including beauty products will have a handy little bunny beside their names if the product is cruelty-free.

Knowing what brands are cruelty-free
Now, I know that going cruelty-free can be intimidating at first. I've found that it's hard to simply go to a store and start buying products without knowing what brands are cruelty-free. Something that has been very helpful to me is this List of Officially cruelty Free Brands (2016) and List of Cruelty Free Drugstore Brands from Cruelty Free Kitty. This blog is a total lifesaver, it's obvious how much hard work went into it.

Going cruelty-free doesn't have to be expensive
Another thing that can be intimidating is the price of cruelty-free products. At first glance, you may think that all cruelty free products are from expensive, natural brands. However, many of the products that you bought before are probably cruelty-free! 
So, if any of you have been thinking of or trying to go cruelty-free, I thought that it might be helpful for me to share with you some of my favourite cruelty-free products that are under $15 (CAD).
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pure Gold
I love the formula of this, I've been obsessed with cream-style eyeshadow lately. I also really like the highly pigmented colour that it gives off, and I like to use it under a gold powder shadow for a more intense gold eye.
**NYX does not test on animals, but is owned by L'Oreal, a company that does.
Marcelle Ultimate Volume Mascara
This is one of my favourite mascaras of all time, and I dearly wish that it were made in a waterproof formula. It gives my lashes more volume than any mascara I have tried before, and gives them a lot of length as well. It also doesn't clump, like so many volume-based mascaras do, which is a real plus for me.

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Importance of Setting Goals and How to Stick to Them

There are many different types of goals, too many to ever fit into one post. However, today I'm talking about the types of goals you set yourself that you try to do something every day. For example, telling yourself that you'll read a certain amount of pages from a book every day, or that you'll go for a walk every day. I always set myself too many goals and never stick to them, so this post is as much for me as to share the tips that work for me with you guys!
Why set goals?

1. You can improve so much faster than you'd think
Doing something every day can make such a huge improvement, honestly. When you look back at where you were and how far you've come in only a week or a month, you'll be amazed!
2. Making a visible improvement makes you feel great
Like I said before, doing something every day can make such a big difference. Looking at how far you've come is a huge confidence booster.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Soft Pinks | #glossierpink

I know I've already made a ton of posts focusing on pink beauty products, but when Glossier inspired me to make a post based on a pink colour scheme, I knew that I'd have to, because honestly, I can't get enough of that colour.

I know this post has more of a Valentines aesthetic than an early August one,  but quite honestly, I don't care. Valentines day has some of my favourite decorations, and I usually end up using them throughout the whole year.

In this post, I thought that I'd share some of my favourite subtle pink makeup favourites. Bright, Barbie pinks are all well and good, but most days, I'm more into softer pink tones.