Fall Lifestyle Wishlist ft. UncommonGoods

You know those times when you go to a store intending to get just one item, but then you end up with a cart full of things! Well be warned, that is exactly what happened to me when I went on this website! I don’t know about you guys but personally I love cute decor and uncommon little things that you don’t even know you need until you see them!

This website is full of quirky, creative, and as the name states uncommon goods! Not only do they have some of the best gift options for women, men, and children alike, they are also very environmentally friendly. They have never sold anything made of leather, feathers or fur and try to include many products made out of recyclable materials. Another cool initiative that they offer is their Better To Give program, where at checkout you can choose a not-for profit to receive a $1 donation from Uncommongoods.

Here are a few things that are on my wish list!

Tea Drop Sampler

I started seeing these tea drops pop up occasionally on my feed around a few months ago and always thought they were so cool! Personally, I love tea! I drink it every single morning during the winter days so I would really love to try this out. The sampler set includes 5 drops each of: citrus ginger, vanilla white, rose earl grey, sweet peppermint, and matcha green tea. Tea is literally one of the easiest things to prepare but they managed to make it even easier! These drops simply dissolve in your water and you’re left with a perfect cup of tea.

On the Go Coffee Press

I heard about this brilliant invention just last weekend when I was at a university fair and somebody started bragging about how one of their students thought of this great idea! For all you coffee lovers, I think it is self explanatory why I want this!

Amazonite Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

I fell in love with this bracelet the second I saw it in the beauty and wellness section of the site. At first I was confused as to why a bracelet would be in that section but then I read about the product and it all made sense. It turns out that not only is this a really pretty piece of jewelry but it is also a diffuser that you can carry around with you all day long! By putting incense on the porous lava rocks, it will act as a diffuser throughout the day. I thought this was really neat and is probably number 1 on my wishlist!

Pocket Tin Speaker

My beats pill is on its last string and is about to completely die on me at any moment so t this speaker would really come in handy. It’s also great for taking on the go as it is only the size of a packet of mints, so its really portable which is uncommon for most speakers.

Solar System Bath Bomb Set

Who doesn’t love bath bombs?! I thought this was an extremely cute gift idea for basically any girl. It is a 9 piece set (8 planets and the sun) and handmade.

These are only some of the cool items I found but there are hundreds more! So if you are ever unsure of what to get someone for a gift or are looking to treat yourself, I would highly recommend Uncommon Goods!

Uncommon Goods has kindly sponsored this post but all opinions and thoughts are 100% honest. I am so happy to have come across this website and can assure you that I will be visiting it regularly, especially around Christmas time!

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How to Style a Denim Skirt Casually

How to Transition from Summer to Fall

OOTD: Denim Skirt

Cute and Simple Henna Designs for Summer

Favorite Nail Colors for Summer

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GlamGlow Supermud Mask Unboxing and Review!

Hey guys!

I’m super excited about tonight’s post! I will be reviewing Glamglow’s Super Mud mask! I’ve been doing a lot of research about this product because I am looking for a high quality mask to clear up my skin. Basically glamglow has taken everyone by their feet! So I wanted to see if this product was really as great as everyone says or if its another trend not worth splurging on.

The packaging is really beautiful and the box it is in is so sparkly and reflects light so beautifully! Here are some pictures of the packaging:

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Clinique Lipstick Dupe! Save Money!!

Hey guys! I know the whole Christmas and New Year season left us all a bit more broke than usual, so I’d say it’s about time for a makeup dupe post! Everyone loves Clinique; they have pretty colors, great formulas, and are pretty budget friendly (considering it isn’t a drugstore lipstick) which is why I’m so happy to share the dupe I found!

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Clinique (left) vs. NYC (right)

I found a dupe for the Clinique Lipstick called Think Bronze. The great alternate that is almost exact to color is Garnet Gala from NYC’s lipstick collection! Below you can see the two comparisons.

Below you can see the two lipsticks up close. When you look up close you can see exactly how close the colors are! The only difference is the cute light pink apple on the NYC lipstick but it didn’t really change the color. The two lipsticks are definitely very similar and I recommend the NYC lipstick to anyone on a budget (it’s under $5)! The only thing that I like more about the Clinique is that sometimes I feel that the NYC  dries my lips a bit, although I use it a lot more and bring it everywhere with me because it is so easily replaceable so even if I loose it, it wouldn’t be a big deal!

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I give a 4.5/5 rating for the NYC lipstick compared to the Clinique, so you should definitely buy it the next time you are in your local drugstore!

** This post is not sponsored in any way.

Previous posts:

Valentines Day Nail Art (or cute everyday nail art)

John Frieda Controlled Lightening Spray

Semi-Formal Outfit Ideas

Birthday Wishlist

How to Get Rid of Dry Winter Skin part2

How to Get Rid of Dry Winter Skin, part 1

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Kat
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2000 Follower Giveaway!

giveawayA few weeks ago, I reached another bug milestone, 2000 followers!!! I wanted to host a giveaway to thank all of my subscribers, commenters, likers, and just readers in general! My readers are from all around the world so this will be a WORLDWIDE giveaway!

What you will win:

  • A Elizabeth Arden Ultra Lipstick in the shade Cinnanmon
  • A Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Pout
  • Victoria Secret Self Tanning Cream
  • John Frieda controlled lightening spray
  • Bath And Body Works lotion (Japanese blossom)

The rules:

1) Follow my blog (if you don’t have a wordpress account then please follow either my pinterest, tumblr, or twitter instead, and make sure to comment that) and my Instagram

2) Like this post and my Facebook page.

3) Lastly, just comment your favorite makeup item and why 🙂 You can comment on  my Instagram photo of this giveaway or on this post!

OPTIONAL (To get entered twice): Follow my twitter account.

Not too bad, is it?

The giveaway will end November 30th, 2015, so there is quite some time to get sharing! The winner will be selected randomly and notified via comment or email. Once again I’d like to thank anyone that has ever supported me, even just by liking a post. Blogging is lots of hard work and dedication but I definitely think it’s worth itIf you haven’t already started a blog I strongly encourage you to give it a try!

If you didn’t win this time, make sure to watch out for the next one coming up!

The rules for this giveaway are very simple although if you have any questions don’t be afraid to comment!

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How to fix your powder/ compact!

I’ve never broken a compact powder until two weeks ago. Luckily, it wasn’t a really expensive powder but it’s one of y favorites and I use it almost daily so I definitely did not want to throw it out! So I decided to repair it and took pictures along the way so that I could show you guys how to fix your broken compacts.

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic bag
  • 70% or less rubbing alcohol
  • A towel (to keep the surface you are working on clean).
  • A knife (or anything that you can use to smush the powder pieces).

What to do: (Just follow the steps below, comment if you have any questions)

The paper towel will have absorbed all the excess alcohol, leaving you with a fixed compact like the one below!  As you can see, it won’t be as pretty as before but it will be usable. One last suggestion that I have is to use alcohol that is less than 70% because mine came out a bit more dry than wanted. Good luck to fixing your compacts!

finished powder

Remember, if you have any questions make sure to leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to try to help!

Previous posts:

Whole Sale Buying Review

How I transition from Summer to Fall

Halloween Nail Ideas and Tips

October Wishlist

Heatless Curls, quick and easy!

2000 Follower Giveaway

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Kat
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Quick drugstore everyday make-up tutorial! Simple and great for beginners!

Here is a quick and easy make-up tutorial that is great for going to school, work, or anywhere during the day! It’s really is easy and there are only a few steps so it is great for people that are in a rush or don’t like spending too much time doing their make-up. Also, all of the products are drugstore items so anyone can re-create this exact look!  Below is a collage highlighting the most important steps but if you need more detailed descriptions they will be below 🙂

First start off with a bare and clean face, so do whatever your face-care routine is in the morning and let’s get started!

I don’t like wearing lot’s of face makeup to school or when it’s warm so I will not be showing it in this tutorial, although if you prefer using foundation on a daily basis, apply it now. I just use concealer, so first I go in with the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind- dark circle eraser. I use that under my eyes as you can see in the picture, I also use it on any pimples that are really red because I find that this concealer neutralizes color really well.

Now don’t blend right away, apply a second (more liquidy) concealer that has a different shade. I say this because the first concealer is very light and does cover under-eye circles but doesn’t blend in with the rest of my face, so by applying a darker concealer over I not only get my correct colour but my pimples get fully concealed. The second concealer I’m using is Covergirl+Olay : Eye Rehab, I like this one because it is really thick and covers well (almost looks like a foundation) but still feels light on your face.

Now blend the concealers. I like using my ring finger when I’m lazy or a beauty blender if I have more time. Once you finish that, set it with a powder.

The steps I don’t show are putting on mascara and eyeliner because everyone knows how to do this and has their own technique. For eyeliner I usually just do a straight line because a wing takes me too long and a nice affordable eyeliner is Wet n Wild : Coloricon brow and eyeliner in black black. I always change up mascaras depending on the day but in this tutorial I used the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara. (And no, this post isn’t sponsored by Maybelline, I just like their products.) I also filled in my brows with the Elf eyebrow kit, a whole post on how I do my eyebrows will be coming up soon!

Lastly, choose any lipstick or lipgloss that you like ( in my case it’s NYC appleicious in Garnet Gala) and ta -da!! You are finished and ready to get on with your buisy day! (or just a lazy day) 😉

Makeup before and after

Previous posts:

First Day of School Outfit

School Outfit Ideas

Whole Sale Buying review

Casual Evening Outfit + Dresslink review

How to shop smart- part 2

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Kat
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7 ways to make your perfume last longer!

Do you hate having to constantly carry around your perfume and reapply it so that you can smell nice all day? I know I do… I usually put on my perfume and then realize that after just 45 minutes I can’t smell it anymore! I decided that there must be a way to make it last longer, so I did a little research and tried all the tips out to see which worked and which didn’t, so below I have a list of 7 full-proof ways to have you smelling like your favorite perfume all day!

1. Vaseline! It is the holy grail, click here for a post on life-changing Vaseline hacks! To make your perfume last way longer than it usually would, simply rub some Vaseline onto the area that you spray your perfume on, It’ll hold the perfume and keep you smelling great the whole day!

2. Apply your perfume immediately after a shower. The steam from taking a shower will open up your pores, and the pores will absorb the perfume, making your perfume last way longer.

3. Don’t rub your wrists together! I know, when I read this I was shocked as well! I’ve been rubbing my wrists together since I started using perfume! Apparently, rubbing wrists breaks apart the perfume and will make the scent disappear even quicker. I tried this and I found that the scent really does last longer if you simply spray the perfume on both of your wrists separately.

4. Spray some perfume on your hairbrush and then run it through your hair. Hair grabs on to the perfume and keeps the scent longer than skin does. I love this because then I can smell my perfume every time I walk!

5. Don’t spray it on your clothes. Another thing that I’ve been doing wrong was that I’d always spray some perfume on my clothes as well as my skin. Well it turns out that perfume does not last long on clothes at all because perfume is activated by heat and other chemical reactions that don’t happen in fabrics! So get your spraying on before you get fully dressed.

6. Surprisingly, spraying farther away from your body (around six inches) makes the scent last longer than spraying it really close to your skin.

7. Perfume lasts longer on oily/ moisturized skin than dry skin. So to do a triple threat, I like to shower, then moisturize and then spray on my perfume all in the same scent! This really keeps me smelling like flowers all day!

Previous posts:

Life changing Vaseline hacks

Infinity Dreams award

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Hiding that belly bulge!

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuit shopping if you have no curves

Best and the worst makeup removers (drugstore)

May wishlist

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Kat
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10 Vaseline beauty hacks that will change your life!

Hey guys! Finals are finally over! Yayyyy! I want to apologize for the random posting schedule, since exams are over it should go back to normal now. Anyways, today I will be talking about the 10 best Vaseline beauty hacks of all time! These will litterly change your life.

1. If you aren’t a fan of constantly reapplying your perfume,  apply some Vaseline to the area that you are going to spray your perfume. This will hold the perfume and the fragrance will last for longer. For more ideas on how to make your perfume last longer, a new post all about that will come out either this week or next week, so make sure to check back!

2. Every women has this problem, split ends, and Vaseline is a simple solution to it! Just apply some Vaseline to the damaged hair for instant shine and and healthier ends.

3. Don’t have a fancy cuticle cream? Rubbing Vaseline into them will strengthen, moisturize, and plus give your nails a shine for a fraction of the cost of a cuticle cream!

4. If you run out of makeup remover (like I do all the time), Vaseline and cotton balls are quick duo that will take off even your most stubborn makeup!

5. To avoid color stains on you head when coloring your hair, rub some Vaseline around your hairline so that the coloring doesn’t get on your skin.

6. If you want really smooth hands, get a pair of old gloves, rub Vaseline in them, and then sleep in them. In the morning you will hands smooth like a baby’s butt!

7. If your eyebrows aren’t co-operating with and the hairs are all pointing in different directions, use some Vaseline to get all the hairs pointing in one direction.

8. One of my personal favorite uses of Vaseline is to mix it and sugar together to make a lip exfoliater. Just rub the mixture on your lips for smooth, soft, and fully exfoliated lips!

9. If you have lot’s of baby hairs that annoy you like mine do, put a tiny bit of it on your finger and slick them back.

10. Mix Vaseline with melted chocolate to make your own moisturizing lip-balm!

Vaseline as chocolate falvoured lip balm

Previous posts:

Infinity Dreams award

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Hiding that belly bulge!

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuit shopping if you have no curves

Best and the worst makeup removers (drugstore)

May wishlist

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuits that are best for full busts

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kisses,
Kat
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Infinity Dreams Award

A few days ago, I got nominated for the the Infinity Dreams Award by Sarah Shireen! I want to thank her for nominating me, if you want to check out her amazing blog click here!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blog that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the lovely that nominated you.
  3. Nominate other bloggers and get them to answer your own questions!

My questions:

1) What is your favorite makeup look you’ve created? (add picture or link to post)

I actually haven’t posted a makeup look tutorial yet but one will be coming up so make sure to check back soon!

2) What products do you use to clean off your makeup?

Lately ive been loving the maybelline makeup remover. For info on that and other makeup removers I’ve been using lately clip here.

3) Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging so that I could have a space where I can write about anything I want, but mostly about my opinion on beauty and fashion related things. i love the blogesphere and how nice and engaging everyone is! Reading just one comment from someone that enjoyed my post always makes my day!

4) If you could only wear one of these products. Which one would you pick? Foundation, lipstick OR eyeliner. Why?

I choose foundation without a doubt! I need foundation to cover up blemishes and even up my skin tone! With only foundation I could rock the “natural face” look (which I usually do on a daily basis :))

5) Which hair shampoo would you definitely recommend and why?

I definitely recommend the Tresemme sea salt extract perfectly undone waves shampoo. It smells so good, is silicon free, and r4eeally makes your hair feel weightless.

6) What piece of advice would you give to your past self?

To worry less about results and to get out of my comfort zone.

My questions for you:

1.Why did you start blogging?

2.What are your favorite types of posts?

3.What is your favorite foundation?

4.What is the one make-up item that you can’t leave the house without?

5.Something about you that most people don’t know.

Nominations:

I would like to nominate anyone reading this right now! If you have a blog where you publish posts, you deserve this award. I think that everyone that has a blog is really deserving because we all take time out of our days to write for everyone else! So if you have a blog, I nominate YOU! I know I’ve done this before but there are so many great blogs that i can’t narrow it down to just a few of my favorite blogs!

Previous posts:

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuit shopping if you have no curves

Best and the worst makeup removers (drugstore)

May wishlist

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuits that are best for full busts

2015 Swimsuit Guide: Swimsuits that are best for flat chested women (IBTC)

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Kat
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