I had that blog post ready for over a month now, but kinda forgot about it. In the last couple months I've really been focusing on “real life” stuff. I was so behind on keeping my apartment looking good and had many other random appointments to take care of. And, well, since I can't do it all, some things had to be on hold. It happens, it's okay.

So these were technically products I tried out it March, but I don't think my opinion changed that much since then.

Cougar lipstick
It was more long lasting than I was expecting. It felt creamy at first, then it turned out to be drying. However that's to be expected in a long lasting lipstick. I just apply some mat lip balm, like the Nuxe Reve de Miel and it put moisture back to my lips without compromising the mat look of the lipstick. Later in the day it was looking a bit patchy after eating and I had to reapply. I don't think it is a 24h lipstick, unless you don't eat or drink in these 24h (but that would be a big commitment just to wear lipstick) but still long lasting.

Sensationail Pull Off Polish
I had high expectations for this nail polish. I thought it was a really cool concept. I was really appealing to my lazy self. Also, the thought of not having to use harsh chemicals to remove my nail polish was a big plus. However, it didn't exactly go as planned.

First, when applying, you should be very precise and not get it anywhere around your nail (and that is something I'm I'm not good at). Since it's a pull off nail polish the consistency is kind of elastic so when you try to remove those extra little pieces you over-painted it also start ripping away the good job you made on your nails. That sucks. When I was done with that and spent a few hours with the polish on my nails that is when I noticed the tips looking weird. It's like the polish didn't stick to the tips of my nails, but instead of chipping it as just hanging there. It looks fuzzy and was honestly annoying. I ended up taking it all off before the end of the day. And that went just as bad as the rest. When pulling the nail polish off my nails it also ripped layers of my nail with it. Needless to say it's not good to keep your nails healthy. Afterward, my nails felt very dry too. On the bright side the polish was pretty opaque and I love the shape of the bottle. However, overall it was a big fail. Never using on my nails again, but it might be good to paint some DIY projects...

Revlon stick highlight
Very similar to the Clinique Chubby Stick Highlighter. Like REALLY similar. I think it is a little drier at application and the packaging is not as nice. But, it's a very good and cheap alternative.

Mariposa Cream Concealer Contour Set
4$ pallet? Yeah, I wasn't expecting much. And to be honest, I think some the shades are chalky and not great at all. But. But! The contour shade (that look scary dark when first applied) is probably the most natural contour I tried. Ever. The consistency is nice too, it blends easily, but it can dry quickly so it's better to start blending fast. But, I really, really love this contour!

Hey! Hi! How are you? I am very excited today as I am starting a new project I’ve been working on for months! I’m opening an Etsy Shop where I am selling logos and printables (and planning to add more diversity later. I’m working on a few blog templates at the moment). If you didn’t know, my actual job is as a graphic designer, so I should know what I’m talking about. ;)

It is a project I’ve been thinking about for years. Literally years. I thought about it for (probably) the first time back when my boyfriend and I moved in together. That was 5 years ago. But I’m a procrastinator, so I never came around to actually do it. But I decided 2017 was going to be the year I get shit done. At first, I wanted to open my

boutique in early January, but endless computer issues made it impossible. Also, maybe, you know, I’ve been procrastinating a little bit. Whatever, I’m doing it now and it didn’t take me all year so I’ll call this one a win. I am very hopeful for this new adventure to go somewhere good. I’m hoping to be successful, and to eventually be able to make this (plus regular freelance) a full time job. 

Ah! That’s kind of a big statement! But I love working from home! (I’ve (kinda) done it before and it was amazing -- except the part where I didn't have enough work to make a living). One of the things that makes working from home really cool? No commute! Right now I’m spending 2 hours a day going to and coming back from work. 2 whole hours! I could do so much in 2 hours! 

Anyway, I digress. Even if this is in part about my hopes and aspirations, it isn't really supposed to be an ode to working from home. 

Here is a preview of the shop and of a few designs I’m selling. So far, there is 15 logo designs and 13 printable art pieces online. I'll be adding more in the next months, but I think it’s a pretty good start. The logos are for sale at $45CAN and the printables are $8CAN. 

But there one more thing! I’m also giving away a free printable art piece for you to download!

So what do you think? Do you like the designs? I hope this new adventure goes well!

I don't know about you, but I’m crossing my finger for summer to be here as soon as possible. This winter was a really unusual one where I was feeling unmotivated about pretty much everything. Now that we just turned the page on march I’m definitely ready to spend some time outside, wear shorts and dresses, take long walks just because I feel like it and take drinks on the patio while the sun goes down.

That’s why today I am sharing this summer appropriate cocktail recipe. With the citrus and berry flavours and a lot of ice I feel like this is going to be super refreshing for those hot summer days. (Go to the end of the post for the recipe) 

On another note, I decided to post only every two weeks for a while. Like I said at the beginning of this post I’ve been really unmotivated all winter and I feel like I am behind in my blog, my other projects and my apartment maintaining. I also started to work on a big redesign for the blog. You might have realized I’ve changed my logo a few months ago. This was the first step of a big project. I started to design a more professional looking website and plan to move away from blogger and toward something that gives me more creative freedom. I have a lot of idea but right now not much time to do any of it. That is why I think posting every two weeks instead of every week is the logical choice for me. At least until I feel like my to-do list is getting shorter. But I’m so excited for all the changes I’m planning! I’ll also talk more about my new side project in two weeks and there might be something for you so stay tuned! 

1 oz Gin
1 oz Triple Sec
¼ cup frozen raspberries
1 can of San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa flavour (Blood Orange)
Lots of ice 
Add the raspberries and maple syrup to the bottom of the glass and try to mash it together as much as you can. Add the gin and triple sec. Fill the glass with ice. Add the fizzy water on top. Drink! 

I hope you will enjoy this drink! I will definitely sip a few while I’m working on all those project I’ve been talking about. 

*The idea for this blog post comes from For The Love Of Cocktail, a mixology event happening this spring in Las Vegas that doubles as a breast cancer fundraiser.

I love love love late night snacks. I should not, but I do. Give me chips, I don’t care about my diet, just give me a bag of chips (link chips addict) and I’ll eat it all tonight. At least that’s what usually think at the moment. The next day I’m not so proud of myself. I mean, you can just eat a whole bag of chips and feel good and healthy after, right?

So I’m trying to find healthier alternatives. Popcorn can be healthy. It’s not if you eat store bought butter flavoured popcorn, but if you do it at home it can be fine. But I’m not a nutritionist though, so who knows.

I put together some variation of this recipe most week to curb(?) my salty and crunchy cravings. It works, since I’ve been eating way fewer chips lately. Mediterranean herbs is my go to popcorn flavor in the last few weeks, but the possibilities are endless.

In the past I’ve tried to do a Thai inspired flavor that was pretty successful. I also used taco seasoning and other spice mix and most of it was delicious.

For this recipe I’m using a Mediterranean herb mix, which is working fine, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be using fresh herbs. I’m definitely trying this in the summer. You can also make your own dry herb mix, I’ll list the ingredients below. Same goes for the Parmesan, it is just fine with regular grated Parmesan but would be amazing if freshly grated on top of the popcorn.

Mediterranean herb mix
equal portions of:
Dried oregano
Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Grounded fennel seeds

1 cup of unpopped, unflavoured popcorn
Some olive oil
Brown paper bag

Mix ingredients for the herb mix.

Place the uncooked popcorn in a brown paper bag and cook in the microwave over the popcorn setting or until you stop hearing it pop.

Pace popped popcorn in a big bowl and drizzle some oil on top. Add a spoonful of the herb mix and some Parmesan. Mix the popcorn and repeat last step until the popcorn is flavoured to your taste.

(The proportions are pretty vague but it’s just because it really doesn’t matter if you had 1 teaspoon or 2 tablespoons, it all depend on your taste)

I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

It's been a long time since I've done some sort of favorite post so I thought it was time to share a few things I'm loving right now. I'm keeping it simple, only three items. One make up, one skincare and one thing to eat. I could argue I'm trying to be a more monimalistic person, which is true, but really I just haven't been keeping track of products I've enjoyed in the last months.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation*

I've recived this one a few weeks ago and have been using it nonstop since. It's super high coverage but doesn't look too fake on the skin (Exept between my brows, but for some reason everything look weird there. Fortunately my glasses kinda hide it). An other big selling point for me is that it is super easy to apply because of the cusion. No mess or leftover foundation on my hand. This is a big plus on busy weekday mornings. I recived two shades (110 and 90) which are on the light side. I can easily get away with 110 with a little bit of bronzer. 90 on the other hand is way too light for my skin (hint hint pale girls, you'll probably find your match here) BUT I've been usung it as conceler and it's been working really well to brighten my undereye area. So yes, I would recomment it.

F.A.B. Ultra Repair Cream

I love this. My face usually get so dry, especially in the winter. But with this, my skin stayed smooth and moisturized all the time. It is only a sample, but it's been lasting a couple months now and I'm definitely making a trip to Sephora as soon as it runs out. I though it was a face cream but as I'm researching it I see it is a "head-to-toe" moisturizer. Not that it really change the way I feel about it.

Sunflower Seed Butter

What can I say about this delicious spread? It taste so much better than peanut butter. I know, that's a big statement, but I stand by it. Since I triyed SFSB (we're so intimate now that I've gave it a nickname) a few months ago in Bulk Barn I've already converted three persons that now eat it all the time too. It's smooth and tasty and a bit salty and sweet. Try it, you'll thank me later.

I'd like to know what you've been loving lately (and spend all my money on trying it). Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!