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4.09.2016

VEGAN CUTS SUBSCRIPTION BOX -MARCH

It's my favourite time of the month!! I love Vegan Cuts monthly subscription box because all the products are amazing and cruelty free/vegan!!! I literally love everything from March's box.

Pacifica "Tunisian jasmine lime"- I started with this first because it is my favourite thing from the box!! I have been wanting to try Pacifica for forever. Every time I go to Whole Foods I always spray their perfumes. I love how they included a roller ball! You get so much and it's way better then getting a sample! The scent is so beautiful. Its fresh and great for summer. I love how you can really smell the lime :)


Earthlab Cosmetics Eye Liner- The packaging is so cute! I love how it says vegan in huge letters and looks like an actual pencil. I wore it today actually and it didn't smudge or run. It lasted all day. It's not the blackest pencil out there but it's definitely black and not grey.


October Fields Candle- OK it's no secret I love "mahogany woods" candle from Bath and Body works but I think this might just be better. It has chamomile in it but it smells so fresh but still that musky-ness that I love so much. Amazing scent.

Shea Radiance Body Wash- This black soap body wash with coconut oil is the bomb. It smells super minty which I love in the morning!!

DermOrganic 8 Way Thermal Spray- Ah I love how this is vegan!! I only tried this once and I loved the way it made my hair feel and smell! It has 8 amazing benefits from heat protection to strengthening damaged hair to adding shine to smoothing frizz!!


Everclen Eye Cream- I have my tried and true eye cream that I love and will be sharing shortly in an upcoming updated face routine. BUT I tried this out a couple times (I will be using it after my current one runs out) and I really enjoyed it. It is thick but not sticky and really moisturizes! I'm really excited to use it :)

Thank you so much again Vegan Cuts! I can not wait for Aprils box :):)

Jill
3.09.2016

MINI HAUL- GLAMGLOW, KAT VON D, LUSH

HI everyone!!

Being a makeup artist I pretty much only do makeup shopping for my kit. I haven't bought myself anything in a really really long time. Today I decided to step into Sephora and Mac and Lush and do some damage!!

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick "lolita"- I know I am very very late to "lolita" and Kat Von D's makeup line in general. This shade is a classic and I had to have it. I would compare it to Mac's lip liner in "spice". It's the most beautiful rose colour. It's that Kylie Jenner shade lol. This literally looks beautiful on every skin tone. I am so happy I picked this up!


Glamglow Plumprageous Lip Treatment- I love big lips...bigger the better. I am always on the hunt for the best lip plumper...it's just something I love!! I was going to get the Too Faced Lip Injections Extreme but the girl at Sephora said she liked this one a bit better. The cool thing about the Glamglow Plumrageous is that there is a matte formula and a glossformula. I went to two Sephoras and they both were sold out of the matte version. I wanted to try it so bad I went with the gloss. I tried it quickly a bit ago and I think I see results!! I will have to check back in with you...wish me luck!


Lush Solid Shampoo "jumping juniper"- I will never ever use a regular shampoo again.... Lush Solid Shampoos have changed my life. Everyone that I have recommended them too have gotten hooked! They are a game changer. This is my second "jumping juniper" and it is my favourite one. I have a really oily scalp so the lavender and rosemary really helps to balance it out. This is a life saver if you have oily hair. There is a slight purple tint which is great for my blonde hair. It is a great everyday shampoo that keeps any brassiness at bay! Of course I still use an actual purple shampoo once a week!

Maybelline Fit Me Powder- I really needed a new powder!!! I heard good things about this one so I am excited to try it! I tested it on the side of my cheek and it seemed very matte and left a great finish :) I use the Fit Me concealer and I absolutely love it!

Mac "217" Blending Brush- Needed a new cult fave Mac 217 brush...amazing for the crease.

Mac "224" Tapered Blending Brush-  I love the Sigma 224 but I decided to step my game up and get the Mac one. This is a game changer...this blends everything out like a dream. This and the 217 are the best together.


Yay for showing myself some love and treating myself :)

Jill
2.23.2016

FEBRUARY FAVORITES + MOVING TO LONDON

Hi Hi Hi!!

I know I have been away from the blog for quite a little bit and I am so so so sorry for that!! As most of you know, I am a makeup artist. I have just been so busy with clients and just life in general. I did have some me time in my break as well which was much needed. But it is safe to say that I am back in action!!! Expect lots here on the blog xo! And yes, you read the title right. I am hoping to move to London in May!!!! As you guys know I live in Canada right now and for me, moving to London is just the right choice. It's the right choice for me to grow as a person and be in an unfamiliar place and just discovery so many things. It's a huge city with so many opportunities that I wouldn't get where I live. I can do a whole post about me wanting to move to London if you all would like. With that being said, for all my Londoners please leave me a comment or email about everything I need to know (even the little things) and anything that might make my move easier :)

Korres Wild Rose+ Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial- I have had this for ages and just rediscovered it!! I currently have it on as I'm writing this :). It's a sleeping facial so you are supposed to sleep with it but I am not fond of that idea so I prefer to use it like a regular mask. I leave it on for at least 20 mins or while I am doing some things around the house. I have used this many times and each time it blows my mind of how BRIGHT my face looks. I just look glowing!! If you have dull skin you need this.The rose scent is very strong but I personally love rose! Bright and glowy faces arethe best!!


Lush Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser- So I am a little mad that I didn't start using this sooner!!? All I have to say is this is the best cleanser EVER. On the Lush site they say it's a "balancing lavender cleanser." It has almonds and lavender flowers to gently exfoliate. The lavender and rose soothes and balance my skin. This has helped so much with getting rid of any redness and keeping any breakouts at bay! It is great for all skin types especially sensitive skin. This cleanser is just a great everyday cleanser. Lush is another favourite! Lush is so amazing and just keeps getting better.


J Magazine Eau Florale de Rose- I was sent this earlier this week and have fallen in love. J Magazine is an all natural and organic brand from Quebec! This rose water is so beautiful and amazing. It's a toner that tighten pores, refreshes the skin and regenerates the skin. I have a serum and cleansing oil too that I absolutely love and can't wait to talk about!

Loreal Total Repair 5 Replenishing Mask- I have to say this is one of the best hair masks out there. No matter what hair type you have you need this! I know people who have extremely damaged hair and use this as an everyday conditioner. For me, I love using this a weekly deep conditioner. It is amazing!! It really sticks on to the hair and doesn't slip off if you know what I mean. It gives the perfect amount of moisture...your hair doesn't feel limp and flat after! The shine you get from this is incredible! My hair feels so healthy!


What have you babes been loving this month?

Jill
12.30.2015

VEGAN CUTS SUBSCRIPTION BOX REVIEW

Ahh my fellow vegans you're going to be in love with this box! I'm sure most of you have heard about Vegan Cuts but if not they are a monthly beauty subscription box! The box comes with 4-7 products that are either deluxe samples or full size!!   Beauty products are so expensive these days especially organic and natural ones. Vegan Cuts is only $19.95 a month... So good!! This was sent to me but you guys know that I am the realist b word out there and this is my honest opinion. All the codes I have included came in the box so anyone that received this box would have the same codes :)

For everyone asking YES I cut my hair :):) I am so happy with it and haven't wanted my long hair back... Yet lol
Now onto the box


Crazy Rumors Lip Balm "gingerbread"- I was so excited to get the gingerbread flavour because it's Christmas time!! There are literally hundreds of different scents and flavours of Crazy Rumors lip balms. This is my first 100% natural and vegan lip balm! And I love it!! The packaging is so cute. Use the code "VCUTS20" for 20% of your next order :)

Demes Natural Products Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover- I have not tried this yet but I am so excited because cleansing oils are my ISH. This oil contains olive oil and castor oil (which helps with eyelash growth) that remove makeup and cleanse your face without stripping or damaging your skin with chemicals!! Sounds amazing to me :) Use the code "LeapingBunny20" for 20% off!

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Blush "sweet sixteen"- My hopes weren't high for this blush... Not sure why. But it has slowly become a staple because I haven't stopped using it since I got it. I've told you guys before that I have always had a problem with my blush staying all day. This blush is bright on my cheeks till I take it off at night. It is blendable and the perfect colour. The colour is like you have been laughing for a while or you've been out in the cold <3 Use the code 

Auromere Toothpaste- I haven't liked many natural toothpastes in the past. They all taste so weird! This one is definitely one of the better ones. It is a beige colour which is different! It taste just like normal toothpaste and foams so much! It isn't the stronger mint scent just a warning.

Acure Organics Cell Stimulation Face Mask- JUST used this and o m g. I have not been that shocked after using a beauty product in a long long time. My skin is beyond soft. Like so soft. It claims it removes toxins, firms and softens skin. It did just that. My skin feels so clean but not tight and dry. I will be buying a full size for sure. Use the code "VeganCutsACURE20" for 20% off your purchase!


Concrete Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow "smut"- I haven't had the chance to try this yet but I've swatched it a bunch and one thing I have noticed is the swatch stays on my hand for so damn long!! Which is an amazing thing. The colour is a taupe-grey-brown. It kind of reminds me of "satin taupe" from Mac. This shade would be cool as a liner!

Honestly guys I am so happy with my box and couldn't recommend Vegan Cuts more. Thank you guys so much!! Vegans and any beauty lovers check this out and check out these great beauty finds! 

I hope you all had an amazing Holiday season!!! I am so excited for 2016. I have so many things planned for us. My New Years resolution is just to be happy and positive and work hard!! I'd like to take this time and give my girl Pam a special shoutout. You always take the time to comment and like my posts... Your support makes me so happy and seeing your name in my notifications makes me even happier. You are so appreciated... Go check out Pam <3




12.16.2015

SIMPLE HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

I thought making almond milk from scratch would be way harder!! This was way too easy!

Since this almond milk doesn't have preservatives it doesn't last as long as store bought milk so I like to make as much as I know I'm going to use :) The recipe I used can be found below or HERE :)

What You Need

Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
2 cups water, plus more for soaking
Sweeteners like honey, sugar, agave syrup, or maple syrup, to taste, optional
Equipment
Bowls
Strainer
Measuring cup
Blender or food processor
Fine-mesh nut bag or cheese cloth

Instructions

  1. Soak the almonds overnight or up to 2 days. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. They will plump as they absorb water. Let stand on the counter, covered with a cloth, overnight, or refrigerate for up to 2 days. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk.
  2. Drain and rinse the almonds. Drain the almonds from their soaking water and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. At this point, the almonds should feel a little squishy if you pinch them. (It's best to discard the soaking water because it contains phytic acid, which inhibits the body's ability to absorb nutrients.)
  3. Combine the almonds and water in a blender. Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water. 
  4. Blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque. (If using a food processor, process for 4 minutes total, pausing to scrape down the sides halfway through.)
  5. Strain the almonds. Line the strainer with either the opened nut bag or cheese cloth, and place over a measuring cup. Pour the almond mixture into the strainer. 
  6. Press all the almond milk from the almond meal. Gather the nut bag or cheese cloth around the almond meal and twist close. Squeeze and press with clean hands to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups. 
  7. Sweeten to taste. Taste the almond milk, and if a sweeter drink is desired, add sweetener to taste. (I used a bit of maple syrup)
  8. Refrigerate almond milk. Store the almond milk in sealed containers in the fridge for up to two days.
I highly recommend you try this :) It's way too good and way too easy not too xo

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12.11.2015

HOW COCONUT OIL CHANGED MY LIFE


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If you know me in real life you know I am always talking about coconut oil and how much I love it!!! People still don't think coconut oil makes your skin more oily right?... Hope we are over that because that is one of the biggest misconceptions about coconut oil. 

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties which is why it's the only thing I use on my face! Oh and of course it's anti aging and moisturizing benefits. It helps increase the metabolism, energy and endurance. I use this every winter when I get eczema on the back of my arms (works wonders). Coconut oil is amazing for hair care. It moistrizies like nothing else and prevents split ends. The shine my hair has after a coconut oil treatment is insane (I leave it on for a few hours or overnight).

Anyways, healing infections, digestion, immunity, weight loss, yeast infections, heart disease are some more benefits of coconut oil!! Eat a tablespoon a day and you will see results!! 
I've told you guys countless times how I love mixing it with my foundation! It gives the most beautiful finish and is great for dry skin girls like myself :)
Rashes and burns can also be healed by coconut oil. Bad breath can be fought and teeth can be whitened. Slather it all over your body as a moisturizer. And don't forget to use it to condition your brows and lashes! OH and forget olive oil... Cook with coconut oil instead :). 
Any raw, organic coconut oil will work:) this is the one I am currently using.

COCONUT OIL IS LIFE

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12.03.2015

FREE PEOPLE VEGAN LEATHER PURSE

If you're looking for a pretty good selection of vegan friendly bags I suggest taking a look at Free People! I saw the Leni bag and absolutely fell in love with it. I decided to call the closest Free People store (not that close... Over an hour away) to see if they had it in stock. When I called they said they only had the green colour and that it was MARKED DOWN TO 29 BUCKS!!!! Online it's $90!! Thank God I called!! I asked them if they do shipping so the store shipped me the purse the next day!! I wanted the black but man I'm so happy I got the green! It's the most stunning dark olive green! It almost looks matte! There are vegan options for everything!! I think this bag is way more gorgeous than any other immoral bag with a logo slapped all over it.



I love how I have the option of the cross body strap! The bag opens so wide and I can find everything! I hate when everything falls to the bottom and everything gets lost. You can just feel the quality of this bag. I thought that this was a super fall/winter bag but honestly it's an amazing colour for all year round 




It has so much room and 2 big pockets!:)

Hope you guys liked this post! Leave me a comment :)