Latest Amazon Finds + Buys! [2]

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done a good round-up of all my latest Amazon purchases – between my fiancée and I, trust me when I say, our membership stretches beyond its typical usage in our household.

Although this isn’t a thorough list of everything we’ve purchased since the last round-up I published in February, it is a list of everything that I think you’d be keen in investing in. I thought I’d save you the boring household needs like dog & cat food, hehe.

Side note: this round-up is geared towards Canadian shoppers

If you’d like to catch up on the previous Amazon purchase post click HERE.

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Latest amazon finds and buys by cosy culture co

The deets:

Fashion

1 :: Colour block t-shirt / these tee comes in multiple different colours, the fabric is a little thicker than tradition t-shirts and the sleeves are longer than an average woman’s tee which is precisely why I love it oh so much. It’s TTS and washes well!

2 :: Crossbody bag

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This crossbody bag is the perfect size for on-the-go, with two zip up pockets. The strap is removable so you can swap it out when you want something new. The bee pendant is my favourite part though and the fact that it’s extremely affordable!

3 :: Zodiac necklace in old English / I love the font of this necklace and I’m always into reppin’ my zodiac ♑️

4 :: Padlock pendant necklace

This necklace was a great find for $10! It’s a heavy weight quality material and everything I hoped it would be.

5 :: Stainless steel nose rings / if you’re like my fiancée and I – you lose these things as often as you lose bobby pins. This pack of 60 is very affordable!

Beauty

6 :: Carbonated bubbly clay mask / although I’ve only used this mask once since we purchased it, it was an entirely new experience. This mask bubbles up on your face as it works it’s magic and makes you resemble something like a marshmallow man. You get a great results while also getting a laugh, win-win in my books.

7 :: Razors for at home dermaplaning / I’m basically a pro now with my at-home, totally-unapproved-by-aesthetician facials. These razors are great for at home dermaplaning and very affordable!

8 :: OPI verde nice to meet you, Mexico city collection / Tristan was looking for a shade of blue/green and came across this wonderful tone. Of course I volunteered to be the one to test out the colour on my toes [read: used it when it got delivered before she got home from work, lol] and I love it!

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Electronics

9 :: Glitter fade phone case / Tristan bought this phone case for her iPhone 11 & it’s so very pretty. I love the way the glitter fades, so unique.

10 :: Pocket size portable charger

This charger is literally the size of my hand and I have tiny hands y’all. My favourite feature is the LED display which shows you the percentage of the battery and gives you an idea of when you should give it a charge!

11 :: UV sterilizer + wireless phone charger / if there ever was a “the pandemic made me buy it” item – this would be it for me. I’m now more than ever hyper aware of the amount of germs and bacteria we come into contact with daily. This gadget helps keep my mind at ease by sterilizing and sanitizing my smaller everyday necessities; car keys, phone, airpods, etc. It’s also a wireless charger for your phone, bonus!

12 :: Screen protector for Apple watch / these are great and fit perfectly on my series 4. Super easy to install as they just snap on!

Happy shopping! xx

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Weekly Loved + Links — 07.03.21

Hiiiiiya loves! Happy Friday I hope you had a fantastic week and are ready to kick off the weekend! This week we did some home projects that I’m super excited about; I put up curtains in our master and also wallpapered our new accent wall. I documented the process over on IG but if you missed it you can check it out under my home and decorating highlight.

This week there’s tons of great beauty finds perfect for this summer, lots of target home finds [per usual], and some staple fashion finds for this season. Cheers!

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Beauty finds

one // two // three // four // five

+ wispies are definitely one of my favourite lash styles ever

+ I love love love the tarte shape tape concealer, it’s got a really creamy consistency and doesn’t make you cakey while lasting all day long!

Fashion finds

one // two // three // four // five

+ how adorable is this leopard print overnight weekender bag?! To die for.

Home finds

one // two // three // four // five

+ this abstract wall art is trending hot right now at only $40!

+ in love with this farmhouse inspired wall mirror

+ also in love with this farmhouse style pendant light

Links

  1. This article about your birth chart and what it can teach you
  2. This article dives into the world of Rachel Lindsay and what it was like for her being the first black bachelorette – she doesn’t hold back!!
  3. Anna Jane talks about her experience with getting Botox and I have never clicked an article so fast before LOL. I’ve been seriously considering Botox for the last little while and it’s official. I’m doing it.
  4. Why journaling everyday is beneficial

Quote of the week

Giving your body the rest and attention it needs shouldn’t feel like surrendering—it should feel like love. — Megan

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Amazon’s biggest annual deal event — exclusively for Prime members!

Consider this your go-to guide for a successful Amazon Prime Day. There’s tons of fresh savvy savings, trends, and highly rated items that are available for two days only – make the most of Prime Day savings with this guide on all the top rated products including fashion, beauty, home, and more! With ongoing updates from Amazon this guide is designed to help you stay informed [and inspired!] as you take on this year’s event.

This years massive savings event starts June 21 at 12:01 AM PDT and runs through June 22 at 11:59 PM PDT.

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Top Brands To Know on Amazon

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Top Fashion Products

Hilor Women’s One Piece Swimwear Front Crossover Swimsuits Hollow Bathing Suits Monokinis

+ Amazon’s #1 best seller with over 10 000 reviews!

+ Comes in over 20+ designs & patterns

+ Fits TTS!

Straw Woven Elastic Stretch Waist Belt

+ Amazon’s choice with over 600 positive reviews

+ measures in at 1.77 inches/ 4.5 cm in width and 39.37 inches/ 100 cm in length

+ one package contains 4 pieces of wooden style buckle waist band in 2 styles and 4 colors

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Top Beauty Products

The Original MakeUp Eraser

+ Amazon’s choice in premium beauty

+ comes in 9 different colours!

+ 100% polyester

SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

+ one of my personal favourites

+ smells sooo good, is a thicker rich cream, really lasts

+ comes in two size options!

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Top Home and Living Products

50FT Expandable garden hose

+ we invested in this expandable water hose this year for our yard and garden – it’s a game changer y’all

+ saves a ton of space yet is super long [50 ft]

+ 9 function nozzle

+ very durable and lightweight

Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

+ Amazon’s choice over 40 000 reviews!

+ customize it to achieve just the right individual balance between support and comfort

+ made from memory foam

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Daily items I can’t live without

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To read more about my favourite, can’t live without Amazon items click HERE and HERE.

Last but not least…

What I’m eyeing up for the sale:

Kate and Laurel Ketia Metal Tray Bar Cart 23x13x34 // Kate and Laurel // $172

Rabbit Grey Insulated Wine Bottle Carrier 1 Liter // Rabbit // $35

Santa Barbara Design Studio SIPS Drinkware Reusable Glass Drinking Straws with Cleaning Brush Set of 4 8.5-Inches // Santa Barbara Design Studio // $12.99

Novogratz Cache 2 Door Metal Locker Accent // Novogratz // $59.99

CozyHome Ultrasoft Plush Bathrobe and Slipper Set X-Large // Cozy Home // $47.99

Mind Reader Charm 3 Tier Wood/Metal Utility Cart // Mind Reader // $101.99

ANKEE Ceiling Fans 44” Wifi Smart Ceiling Fan LED Frosted Light and Remote ControlWork with Alexa and Google Assistant Small Room Bedroom Matte Silver // $129

Stupell Industries Eat Drink Be Merry Neon Pink Comic Book Design by Artist Ester Kay Art 13×19 // Stupell Industries // $23.08

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel 6 Piece Reusable Straw Set with Case – Red // OXO // $12.95

Sunset Trading Cloud Puff Sectional 4 Piece Slipcovered L Shaped Modular Sofa | Couch with Removable Washable Performance Fabric Slipcovers Configurable // Sunset Trading // Sold Out

KitchenAid KC176BXERA Prep Bowls with Lids Set of 4 // KitchenAid // $15.35

Primitives by Kathy 17451 Herb Garden Picks Set of 10 // Primitives by Kathy // $8.39

Extra Large Drink Party Tub // Mud Pie // $59.99

Circleware Insulated Heat Resistant Glass Coffee Mugs with Handle Set of 2 Beverage Drinking Home Kitchen Entertaining Tea Cappuccino Espresso Shots Glassware Cups 2.6 oz // $12.99

Whitmor 6056-3528 Cart // Whitmor // $106.58

10 Strawberry Street Wazee Matte Coupe Dinnerware Set 16 Pc // 10 Strawberry Street // $59.99

Christopher Knight Home Everley Sofas // Christopher Knight Home // $649.09

Urban Shop Ceramic Table Lamp // Urban Shop // $24.99

Creative Co-Op Nautical Rope Knot Door Stop // Creative Co-op // $28.13

Northpoint Cinema Style 10-LED Home Decor Large Light Box with 109 Letters and Characters Wall Mounted or Tabletop Battery or USB Powered // $13.65

Bloomingville Set of 3 Round Pink Stoneware Bowls with Bamboo Lids // Bloomingville // $32.16

Techni Mobili Modern Multi Computer Desk with Storage 30″ x 21.7″ x 45.3″ // Techni Mobili // $179.99

Jennifer Taylor Home Stafford Sofas // Jennifer Taylor // $1,709

Boston Warehouse Unicorn LED Neon Light Table Lamp // Boston Warehouse // $24.80

Cambridge Silversmiths 4 Piece Moscow Mule Mug Set 20 oz // Cambridge Silversmiths // $18.99

Ameriwood Home Haven Retro Desk with Riser // $72.76

Milton Greens Stars SH Lighting 6938 Brush Steel Arching Floor Lamp with White Marble Base – Features Large White Drum Style Shade – 81″ Tall Fits in Living or Bedrooms (White) // $150

Urban Shop Perforated Tripod Table Lamp // Urban Shop // $33.33

Winsome Wood Colin Cushion Bench with Baskets // Winsome // $189

Safavieh Lighting Collection Ollie Brown Faux Snakeskin 32-inch Bedroom Living Room Home Office Desk Nightstand Table Lamp (Set of 2) – LED Bulbs Included // Safavieh // $137.95

Soma Insulated Ceramic Mug with Bamboo Lid 12-ounce // Soma // $30

Riedel 00 Collection 004 Tumbler Glasses Set of 4 // Riedel // $22.19

Alveare Home Cherise Jewelry Armoire // $285.99

Deco 79 Decorative Jars S/3 7″ 8″ 9″ H // Deco 79 // $40.17

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How I achieve a sun kissed glow from home with St. Tropez

I love the sun but the sun doesn’t love me y’all. Correction – the sun hates my skin and will leave me looking lobster red with burns if given the slightest opportunity. That’s why I was sold the minute I tried St. Tropez self tanning mousse – it gives me a hassle-free flawless sun kissed tan every single time. Seriously you guys, you can’t mess it up! It’s that good!

How to achieve a flawless tan

Although this tanner does an equally impressive job when you don’t prep your skin and apply the product [trust me from experience LOL] it does help the longevity of the tan when you follow the recommended steps.

exfoliate & shave

The first step to achieving a flawless tan is making sure that you exfoliate your entire body and face followed by shaving your legs. This step makes sure that you’re removing any dead skin and hair that the tanning solution could soak into and then evidently shed, leaving you patchy.

It also removes any tanner that you previously had on, creating the perfect blank canvas. I suggest doing this step in the shower the night before you plan on tanning because after you apply the tanner you shouldn’t wash your body with soap for at least 24 hours for the best results.

application

The best way to apply the tanner is with a tanning mitt. It makes sure that you get the best application for a streak-free tan by spreading the product equally. It doesn’t soak up too much of the tanner which is great and it’s also lined on the inside to insure no tanner soaks through and stains your palms!

I suggest having someone available at home when you apply your tanner to help with your back, I’m always able to get a majority of my back on my own but of course my arms can’t reach those impossible spots.

I like to start with my legs and work my way up. When you’re applying I suggest that you break up your body into sections if you will and apply one full pump of product for each section to start. For example when thinking of your legs break them up into shin/thigh/back of thigh and apply one full pump to each area, repeat this process when it comes to your arms. For your torso break it up into two sections: chest and stomach, and then have someone assist you when it comes to your back! If you feel like you need more then you can touch up from there but it gives you a good base.

Here’s some tips and tricks that I learned along the way when it comes to application:

  • use a beauty blender/sponge when applying the product to your face and I highly suggest investing a St. Tropez tanning product specifically made for the face [I use the purity bronzing face mist]
  • put moisturizer on the places that normally don’t tan as dark as the rest of your body: knuckles, knees, elbows, inside of wrist
  • be sure to avoid getting the self-tanner on palms and bottom of feet
  • use a make-up blending brush to blend out hands and feet for the most natural look
  • wear a thong or pasties or apply a sticker to tan over in order to be able to visually see a tan line this will allow you to truly see how long your tan lasts and when you need to reapply

If you’re impatient like me and don’t want to wait for your self-tanner to completely dry down so you can get dressed while you chill before you have to rinse it off, here’s a little trick:

+ use a blowdryer! I turn my blowdryer on medium heat and full blast to help my tanner dry down, it also feels really nice because who doesn’t like being warm??

chill until your desired level of tan

The beauty of this specific product is that it’s so quick and easy! Even achieving the darkest depth tan only takes three hours! The product has three different levels:

  • level one: light glow [one hour]
  • level two: medium tan [two hours]
  • level three: deep tan [three hours]

I always go for the deep tan and three hours flies by especially when I put on a Netflix show or read some blogs.

take a shower and MOISTURIZE

After you reach your desired level of tan, take a shower to wash off the bronzer. Do not use body soap, just rinse! The reason you don’t want to use soap and you just want to rinse off the bronzer is because it’s important to leave the tanning element to continue to develop.

After you’ve gotten out of the shower make sure that you moisturize your entire body. Moisturizing will help to lock in the tan, make it last longer, and make sure that it fades evenly. Some great moisturizers to use after self-tanning are:

thoughts

scent

It’s not too overpowering but definitely 1000x better that that yucky traditional spray tan smell, you know the one I’m talking about.

application time

This product is so simple and easy to apply that it only takes about 10 minutes to cover my entire body. The tanning mitt really helps in the speed of things so I highly highly suggest picking one up!

results

Who needs a spray tan when you can have the same results and do it at home? That’s how I feel when it comes to St. Tropez self-tanner because it is just that good. My tan is streak-free and flawless, lasting about a week to two weeks depending on how often I moisturize! I get compliments on how glowy my skin is and it makes me feel confident. We love a glowing goddess!

I hope you enjoyed this post and it inspired you to get your tan on! After all, summer is only around the corner!

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Weekly Loved: 05/21/21

Hi friends! Happy Friday, I hope you’re all having a lovely day. It’s a scorcher here in southern Ontario – that gross sticky, humid, kinda hot so you can find us hanging out binging Ginny & Georgia in the comfort of our nice and cool air conditioning. This week there’s tons of amazing sales that’ll jump start your summer shopping and of course everything that I’ve stumbled upon that I loved so much I couldn’t help but to share with y’all!

Fashion Finds

3-piece sweatsuit lounge set // okay I know that it’s definitely heating up outside but for those of you who are lucky enough to have the comfort of A/C you can imagine how cosy this set would be

Warner’s no-bulge wire-free bra // I’ve heard nothing but great things about this bra & it’s trending this week on the best seller list!

Universal threads short sleeve blouse // this simple tee is a great colour for the upcoming summer season and very versatile [virtually pairs with everything!]

Home & Living

3-tier bath storage cart // I have the black version in my bathroom and it’s a god send. We use the bottom for towels, the middle for hair products, & the top for our most used beauty products!

Farberware 25-piece kitchen cutlery set // need a fun knife set for outdoor gatherings this summer? This set is super cute and comes at a great price point!

Links

I loved learning more about hyaluronic acid and how it works when it comes to skin care plus I had no idea there was a method to applying it!

I’ve also been consciously trying to work on my poses for my IG photos and thankfully there are many tips and tricks out there for those who have already figured it out.

Sales

BED BATH & BEYOND Kick off summer sale! Save up to 25% on outdoor furniture, décor & more.
Valid through 5/25

RACK ROOM SHOES Spring Sale! Take $10 off $99 with code SPRINGDEAL. Valid through 5/30.

LL FLOORING Take 5% off regular priced products with exclusive code SHOPSTYLE5.
Valid through 6/30

FARFETCH Up to 50% off.
Valid through 6/22.

NORDSTROM RACK Up to 50% off home.
Up to 45% off activewear.
Valid through 5/31.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you have a new mom in your circle, a grandma, your own mom or mother-in-law, this ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide includes everything from clothing, to beauty products and home items. This curated gift guide will have you covered on everything and anything that will make your mom feel beyond loved & appreciated on her special day!

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Spa day at home

Must-have beauty for mom at every price point!

Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum PA+++ // Supergoop! // $46

This two-in-one, high-potency vitamin C and SPF 40 serum is highly rated and raved about!

Supergoop! - Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum PA+++


Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream // Skinfix // $50

Superclay Clay Purify + Clear Power Mask // YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE // $36

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 // The Ordinary // $6.80

Supersonic Hair Dryer Limited Edition Gift Set // Dyson // $399

No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo // OLAPLEX // $28

Give the gift of luscious, shiny, tamed hair this Mother’s Day with Olaplex! This brand has been blowing up and for good reason — you get salon results right at home.

Olaplex - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

Supersonic Hair Dryer // Dyson // $399

The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush // Drybar // $150

Baking with mom

Get inspired to get into the kitchen with your grandma, mom, step-mom, foster parent [etc..] with these bakeware items!

Custom 14 – 14 Cup Food Processor – Copper // Cuisinart // $229.95

Floral Bear Honey Pot By Anthropologie in Assorted // Anthropologie // $20

How freakin’ adorable is this honey pot for your honey? Receive free shipping on orders $50 & take an extra 25% off sale items right now at Anthropology!

Floral Bear Honey Pot By Anthropologie in Assorted

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Recipe Box // Mackenzie Childs // $98

Mackenzie-Childs 3 Quart Tea Kettle // Mackenzie Childs // $209

Signature Round Dutch Oven // Le Creuset // $370

Martha Stewart Collection 10-Pc. Hard-Enameled Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set // $299.99

Caraway Linen Apron // $55

Caraway’s two-pocket stripy Linen Apron is designed to serve as your mom’s next favourite kitchen assistant!

Caraway Linen Apron
Caraway Linen Apron

Good Housekeeping Easy Meal Prep Cookbook w/ Subscription // $19.95

FOOD52 “Baking” Cookbook // Penguin Random House // $22.99

Home oasis

Give a little comfort for the home-inspired mom!

Vitruvi Charcoal Stone Essential Oil Diffuser By Vitruvi in Grey // Vitruvi // $119

A porcelain essential oil diffuser that is as beautiful as she is that she will appreciate and love.

Vitruvi Charcoal Stone Essential Oil Diffuser By Vitruvi in Grey

In the Wild Throw Blanket // Barefoot Dreams // $180

Pure Silk Pillowcase // Slip // $89

Baies/Berries Candle // Diptyque // $38

50s Retro Style Two-Slice Toaster // Smeg // $169.95

You know I love anything retro, and this Smeg toaster takes the cake. It’s retro yet modern and would give that special lady in your life mega heart eyes.

50s Retro Style Two-Slice Toaster

’50s Retro Style Electric Kettle // Smeg // $159.95

Throw in the matching pink kettle for good measure. wink wink.

'50s Retro Style Electric Kettle


PURE Comfy White Duvet Cover // DKNY // $99.99

Genuine Sheepskin Pillow // UGG // $145

‘See’ Giclee Print Canvas Art // iCanvas // $109.99

Ui Mug & Warmer Set // OHOM // $75

There’s nothing worse than getting so preoccupied that you forget about your coffee and have to repeatedly stick it in the microwave until its finished. Mom’s know this the best, that’s why this gift is pure genius. A mug that comes with a handy warming plate so that her coffee or tea will never go cold again — no matter how many times she forgets about it!

Ui Mug & Warmer Set

*Available Colors: Blue , Pink , Black , Grey , White , Metallic , Red

400 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sateen Sheet Set // Nordstrom // $79

to shop the full Mother’s Day Gift Guide click here

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At Home Lash Extensions with Falscara

I love a long lash that adds just the right amount of volume and before lash extensions became a thing, strip lashes were my go to and still were even after because of the cheap price tag. I still haven’t been able to fall off my high horse and spend $100 for a classic set of lash extensions so over the past two years I’ve done some experimenting and I finally found a product I can attest to. Here’s what you need to get gorgeous faux lash extensions right at home that won’t break the bank and look just as flawless!

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Kiss Faslcara Lash System

For $30 you get the lash kit which includes a set of wisps, the bond & seal formulas, and the application tweezers. The lashes that are included in the starter kit are great but they don’t vary in size so I suggest picking up a separate pack of wisps that offer length options.

this is an extra pack of wisps that I bought in different lengths so I could create a tapered look
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Last year I experimented with the Ardell permanent lash kit and while I loved it at first because the longevity was great, ultimately it was super damaging and I lost a lot of my natural eyelashes. The glue was amazing until you tried to remove the lashes, even with the remover provided in the lash kit I still had a really hard time. Not only was it damaging but the application process took a lot longer because the wisps are individual as opposed to a strip.

The bond used in the falscara kit is a completely different formula and is very gentle on my natural lashes. You apply it just like you would apply your regular mascara so trust me – there’s no way you can mess it up. The seal helps to lock in the lashes and remove any sticky residue although I haven’t noticed a huge difference when I don’t include this step.

These application tweezers are the handiest little things – so sturdy and the shape allows you to get the perfect placement!

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Tips & tricks

Here’s some things that I learned along the way that helped me solidify the application process – it’s definitely a learning curve if you’re used to traditional strip lashes because these wisps actually go under your lash line. Don’t let that freak you out though like it did me for the longest time, it’s actually 10x easier to apply believe it or not!

Wisps: like I said earlier, the starter kit only comes with one set of lashes and they aren’t tapered/different lengths, so if you like a more natural look definitely pick up an extra pack – Kiss also sells the wisps in a pack individually.

Bond: think of applying the bond as you would apply mascara, a little bit goes a long way and if you use too much your lashes will start to clump together and create a big mess, leaving the lashes feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

Seal: I don’t see an improvement or difference on the longevity of my lashes when I finish off the application by sealing the wisps, however it does help to remove any sticky residue left over from the bond if you happen to use more then you should.

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Overnighter: the overnighter formula is meant to promote the longevity of your lashes [for up to 10 days] by acting as an adhesive eyeliner. I gave this several tries and am sad to report that it just isn’t worth the money – it’s so hard to apply without getting it on the wisps which then makes them clump together and ruins the whole look.

Easy application:

1. Start with prepping your lashes by removing the wisps you’ll be using from the packaging, placing them within reach. This way you don’t have to fuss with the lashes being stuck to the packaging when it comes time to apply.

2. Start to apply the bond & wisps to the outer corner of the eye being sure to work in small sections towards the inner corner of the eye. Remember to place the wisps underneath your lash line and slightly away from your waterline.

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I’ve seen some instances of people applying more bond after the lashes are placed and I urge you to not do this. The bond is no joke, it’s seriously sticky so when applied correctly I get 3-4 days out of a set. You can imagine the sticky, messy, tacky disaster it l makes if you use the bond like a mascara on the lashes after application – it’s a sure fire way to guarantee a residue, clumps and unhappy results.

3. I like to use multiple different wisp lengths to create the most natural look & I start with medium for the outer corner of my eye followed by long for the middle and ending with small for the inner corner.

4. If I do use the seal formula I dab it slightly on the bands of the wisps and call it a day! Some people have said in reviews that if you use the seal on the full length of the lashes that it leaves a white residue however I’ve never applied it like that so I can’t say whether those incidents are one-offs.

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And there you have it! Flawless lash extensions that you can easily do at home for under $50. It’s that simple and that easy.

Weekly Loved List: 04.23.21

Happy Friday friends! I hope you had a fantastic week, we had a bit of a weather drop this week so I was cuddled up inside with my girls for the majority of it! Yesterday was Tristan’s 24th birthday, her second birthday during a stay-at-home order and although we couldn’t go out to eat or have some drinks it was still a really wonderful day & evening. I’ll fill you in a little more about what we got up to and how I decorated [diy style] on Sunday when I catch you up on everything else going on in this crazy beautiful life of mine. For now let’s get into this weeks top loved, trending, and liked lists!

Fashion finds

Levi’s high waisted wedgie women’s jean

Never have I ever been so thrilled about denim. These high waisted Levi’s are the perfect pair of jeans in every single way – they hug my curves & are tight in all the right places, they’re so comfortable and the material is super soft. The first time I wore them I just kept saying “am I even wearing jeans???” I was that impressed – this is coming from the women who worships sweats.

Cotton t-shirt white

Every summer I replace my classic white t-shirts with fresh, bright, new ones. White tee’s are such a staple because they’re so easy, but let’s face it they’re also the toughest to keep clean! Stains and sweat and wear over a season just aren’t worth the hassle of scrubbing and soaking to try to bring a t-shirt back to life. This white t-shirt is made of cotton so it’s soft & high quality without breaking the bank.

Ruana plaid wrap

I’m a sucker for a cosy wrap and Anthropology definitely ticked all the boxes with this plaid wrap!

In the mood for love mini by endless summer

This white free people dress with ruffle detailing is so feminine and flirty I was drawn to it immediately. I love the texture and can see this piece easily being dressed up or down depending on the occasion!

Women’s Sam Edelman bay cutout slide sandal

These blue cut out slide sandals by Sam Edelman are another item that are easy to pair with just about any outfit and are on trend this spring!

Home finds

Textured diamond shag bath rug cream

This textured diamond shag bath rug looks so plush and pretty. I love the design and the size is perfect.

Million dollar baby classic Tannar 6-drawer dresser warm white

This classic 6-drawer dresser is right up my alley with adorable leather pulls that add a touch of warmth as well as the small detailing on the legs.

Ninja air fryer

Air fryers are everywhere right now but it seems like the ninja air fryer is taking the fryer game by storm. It has amazing reviews and goes beyond by including reheating & dehydrating options.

Barn light vintage arm in matte black

I’ve been loving sconces lately and when it comes to our master bedroom makeover I feel like they add a level of maturity. This vintage farmhouse style sconce is 14” and comes in a beautiful matte black. It would also look great above a canvas!

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This will be our second year that we have a big backyard and my wish list of projects is still growing. I’ve wanted to upgrade the interior of our basic metal shed so it’s more of a cosy, chill, alternate or hang out space however I’d have to find a home for all of our outdoor necessities [lawn mower, rakes, shovels, etc] that currently occupy the space. SO when I scrolled upon this A-frame playhouse that blogger Beverly Weidner and her husband made for their kids it gave me massive inspiration to create something similar for our backyard this year!

Best sales of the week

DSW get 20% off styles from brands you love online only with code YOUGROW.
Valid through 4/21.

Gap warehouse Event! Up to 75% off by taking an extra 40% off markdowns with code BIGSALE.
Valid through 4/22.
Up to 50% off select styles plus extra 10% off regular price styles with code ADDON.
Valid through 4/22

Our Place take $30 off the Always Pan with code GOODTASTE30.
Valid through 5/4.

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Favourite Spring Nail Colours and Designs

Kiss nails are hands down the best acrylic nails I’ve ever used for an at home manicure. They come in the cutest styles and colour for spring, are very simple to apply, and insanely durable! A full set when properly applied will last me about a week, give or take. Here in Ontario we’re once again under a stay at home order which means all non-essential business’ must close – including salons and nail spas. Fortunately Kiss allows you to keep up with your nails without sacrificing salon quality. Here’s my favourite nail set styles, shapes, designs, and colours for this spring!

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Kiss acrylic nail sets
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my favourite nail colours and styles for spring

1/ Everlasting French nail set a classic set

2/ If you care enough gel fantasy nail set [neutral]

3/ The cause sculpted gel fantasy nail set [long, neutral]

4/ Get there scultped gel fantasy nail set [sky blue, long]

5/ Beautiful sculpted gel fantasy nail set [pink, long]

6/ Night after sculpted gel fantasy nail set [lilac, long] I’m in love with the soft lilac purple colour of this set, reminds me of lavender – so spring inspired

7/ Stick together gel fantasy nail set

8/ Tight fit gel fantasy nail set

9/ Back it up sculpted gel fantasy nail set [long]

10/ Focus gel fantasy nail set

11/ Life is great gel nail set

12/ Sweetener impress nail set

13/ New sound gel nail set [coffin]

14/ Acrylic nudes this set is my personal favourite, it’s a twist on classic French and incorporates a pretty nude tone

15/ Acrylic nudes [long]

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For the quality and the price you can’t go wrong with these fun and flirty spring inspired acrylic nail sets from Kiss. The neutrals are right up my alley [no surprise there] but I’m also really drawn to the soft blues, pinks, and purples. However with a price tag so forgiving if you wanted to switch up colours/styles every week, you definitely could!

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Spring nail colours

The Sephora Spring Savings Event is on!

Spring into the savings [hehe] with one of the first big sales of the season! Sephora is hosting their annual spring savings event and I’m so excited about it. There is literally no better time to stock up on all of your favourite skin care + beauty products for a sweet discounted price. You can also take advantage of the sale by grabbing a product you’ve been wanting to try but not necessarily pay full price for!

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Members get…

Rouge- 20% off from 4/9 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING

VIB– 15% off from 4/13 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING plus free shipping with an order over $35

Insiders– 10% off from 4/15 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING plus free shipping with an order over $50

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Top Trending Products 

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector [at-home salon grade hair treatment to address damaged, frizzy, compromised hair]

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Amika Hair Blow Dryer Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask [I’ve raved about this lip mask many times here on the blog and social media, it’s a holy grail]

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel 

Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Gloss

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

Skinfix Barrier+ Lipid-Boost Body Cream [daily, all-over body cream with healthy fats – how cool?!?]

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops 

Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum

Kosas The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer

Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser [supports the skin’s pH balance!]

OUAI Treatment Mask for Fine and Medium Hair 

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

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Wishlist – everything in my cart for the Sephora Spring Savings event

I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Supergoop! – Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ so it’s definitely in my cart this time around – I’m drawn to the fact that it’s weightless, scentless, and can be used as a daily primer before applying your make-up.

Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++

I’ve been on the hunt for a high quality oil based cleanser and green clean makeup removing cleansing balm has tremendous reviews! Being a total newbie when it comes to precleansing and/or oil cleansing, this product is said to be very gentle and easy to use!

Green clean cleansing oil based balm
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The Best Sets to Snag at Sephora’s Spring Savings Event

The Milk Make-up glossy glow full face set includes one of my fiancée’s favourite mascaras of all time — Kush mascara! And let me tell ya, her lashes are miles long.

Milk makeup trial value set

This Sol de Janeiro bum bum jet set is everything you need to glow and smell amazing this summer! Something I always have on hand is the bum bum cream, it’s sooo creamy and really penetrates into my skin.

All de Janeiro bum bum jet set value set
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The Best Self Tanners for Summer at Sephora

If you’ve been following the blog since last summer you’ll know that’s when I discovered St. Tropez and their amazing line of self tanners. Last year I used the self tan express bronzing mousse and I love it because it gets me so dark in just three hours and I don’t have to sleep in the bronzer. This year I figured I would try something new and I picked up the same formula but in the mist version, I’ll give you guys an update once I get the chance to try it out! The application is pretty much the same so if you get either of these tanners you’ll need the application mitt for the best results.

St. Tropez self tan express bronzing mousse and mist

I hope you’re able to grab all of your spring and summer stables this week! Happy shopping xx.

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