Summer Life Update

Hello Beautifuls!  Happy Thursday!

It’s been almost a month since my last post, but life has been throwing me lemons and I made some major decisions. I am going to try my best to keep this post short and sweet.

I decided to go back to school to become a Montessori teacher. I graduated from university back in 2014 with a BA in Family and Social Relations and a minor in French and I was not able to get a decent job within my field. So this year I decided that I would have to go back to school to further my education. I applied for teachers college and was not successful. Since  I have been contemplating Montessori Teachers education for quite a while, I decided to go for it and honestly, it is the best the decision I have made so far this year. I will  have a separate post on that later on.

I also started the process for the gastric sleeve surgery. I know that many people have mixed opinions about this type of surgery and I have heard it all.  I decided that enough is enough and chose that route because I have been struggling with my weight for quite a while now. I tried many different diet programs and going to the gym, and nothing has really worked for me long term. What was frustrating for me is that I would lose a few pounds and gain it again.  I have been told that I am taking the easy way out and that I am not consistent in my diet and exercise routine. As much as I respect everyone’s opinion I believe that at the end of the day I will do what is best for me and my body. Everyone’s body is not the same. It may be easy for some to lose a few pounds, but for others it is a challenge. I am not advocating and encouraging people to have a bariatric surgery just because, but if this tool is offered, why not use it. I am also aware that having the surgery is not a “magic way” to lose weight, it is just step 1 in my weight loss journey.

Anyways, that is all for today. Let me know in the comments section what you think about any of the things I mentioned in this post. Thank you for reading, until next time!

MOTD – Summer Look 1

Hey Beautifuls!

I know it’s been a while. Summer is in and it’s time for the nice, easy, quick and colorful MOTDs. This is the first of many looks that I will be sharing with you this summer.

Here are the products I used:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
  • UD Original Eye shadow Primer Potion
  • Wet N Wild Concealer
  • Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder
  • Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette
  • NYX Away We Glow Highlighter
  • Black Opal Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me Powder
  • Black Radiance Contour Palette
  • Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint
  • Sephora Matte Lipstick
  • Too faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading, until next time!

 

Life Update

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a great Tuesday.

I decided to take another quick break from blogging. I really needed it because aside from my serious case of writer’s block, I needed time to spring clean and reorganize my house and working on business and making certain life changes and so on and so forth.

I also have been working on revamping and creating contents for my blog and youtube channel. Talking about my youtube channel, I have reached 117 subbies and I am so happy about. Thank you to those of you who read my blog posts and watch my videos.

That’s it for this quick update, stay tuned for upcoming posts!

 

One day trip to Chicago

Hey beauties!

Happy Friday!

I had the chance to spend one day in Chicago with my mom for my cousin’s wedding during mothers’ day weekend. It was a first time kind of situation for me; first time in Chicago and first time assisting a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, which was really nice. DSC_0971

Although it was a short trip, it was really fun for me because I had the chance to get out of Windsor; I had the chance to go on a “girl” road trip with my mom and doing something special for her for mothers’day weekend and I also had the chance to see some of my cousins that I haven’t seen for over a decade, very nice family reunion. We stayed at the Swissotel Chicago and the customer service that the staff provided was awesome. The view from our hotel room was stunning…DSC_0953 DSC_0945 DSC_0950

The only sad part about the trip is the fact that we didn’t get to visit any places.  Chicago is a big city with plenty to do and plenty of places to visit; therefore one day was not enough. But I do intend to come back and explore more of what this beautiful city has to offer!

That is it for this post my lovelies, I hope you enjoyed reading it. Please let me know if you have visited or live in Chicago, and what are some fun activities that you recommend.

Thanks for reading, until next time!

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Influenster Rimmel Voxbox

Hello everyone!

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

I hope you guys are having a great day today. As for me, I am still recovering from a not-so-nice cold.

This post is about my Influenster Rimmel London voxbox. As usual here is my disclaimer: these products were sent to me by Influenster for the sole purpose of trying them and sharing my opinion.

I received the new Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara and the Matte Lipstick

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The Shake It Fresh mascara, according to the rimmel london website,  is clump-free, smudge-free and volumizing.  The packaging is nice and feels heavy. It comes with a bristle wand which makes it easy to apply.

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My verdict – I like this mascara because it is easy to apply and non-clumping and non-smudging. The only con for me is that it is not waterproof. I prefer waterproof mascaras because they work better for me based on the fact that my eyes tear up whenever I apply mascaras and they last longer.

The second product is a matte lipstick                           DSC_0886 (2)DSC_0887 (2)

Application:  Apply smoothly. It looks a bit ashy on me, but it looks good when paired with a dark brown lip liner. In my case, I pair it with Simma brown from Wet N Wild.18578999_10154697358853207_1367835826_n

Pigmentation: very pigmented

Quality: Matte finish, smooth and very comfortable to wear. Not sure it is long lasting because I didn’t wear it for a long period of time. It does transfer a bit.

Overall, I love both the mascara and the lipstick. The question is, are they must-haves in anyone’s make up collection? No, but they are good products to try, that is why I do recommend them. Usually mascaras and lipsticks are personal, meaning what works for me may not work for others and vice versa. I’m not sure how much they cost, but I am sure that they don’t cost that much.

That is all for this post guys.  Once again, thanks for reading; until next time!

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