Thursday, 15 October 2015

Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hello beautiesssss 
If you are a beauty addict, then you would be very familiar with the matte liquid lipsticks trend. It seems as if every brand is coming out with their own line of liquid lipsticks because it is the hottest trend at the moment. Matte liquid lipsticks have easily become my most favourite type of lip products for numerous reasons. They are long lasting, easy to apply, dries quickly, and looks extra fab. Colourpop is a cosmetic brand that I was recently introduced to just a few months ago via beauty blogs and YouTubers recommending their products. They have one of the best selections and formulas of liquid lipsticks and the best part is they are incredibly affordable. These liquid lipsticks are only $6 each! I would definitely recommend this brand if you want to try out liquid lipsticks because they are so affordable. 
I have added 7 of their liquid lipsticks to my makeup collection and they are my everyday go-to's! As you can see from the swatches above, they dry matte. The best part is that they literally do not budge! Even those swatches above did not budge, no matter how much I scrubbed it. However, I would definitely recommend that you apply a moisturizing lip balm before applying these or any other liquid lipsticks. Since they tend to try matte, they can be drying to the lips but it's nothing that a moisturizing lip balm can't fix. Since it does dry matte, it also means it is incredibly long lasting. I find that during my 8 hour days at work, I only re-apply once. I apply these first thing in the morning and they stay on looking fabulous all morning. Even after lunch, they are still on my lips and haven't budge but I still like to re-apply so they stay looking fresh. I find that these 7 that I own are perfect for the fall and winter time. However, Colourpop has such a great selection of different colours, its guaranteed you'll find one that you will love. They also have really great eyes shadows that I have my eyes on! 
Wearing "Beeper".

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XO Janina 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Farewell Summer

Hello beautiessss 
So I am writing this post on the last day of August and it feels really weird to me that summer is over for many reasons. One, I am not ready for summer to be over because I don't want my summer adventures to end. This has been one of my favourite summers because I was able to go on a lot more vacations and adventures than I normally could have before. The reason for that is another reason why simmer being over feels weird to me and that is that I am officially done school! My convocation day is on November and I cannot believe that I have finished my university degree. Every time I remember that I am done school forever I get this unusual feeling and that's the realization that I will not be returning to school this fall. Starting tomorrow I am starting my Monday to Friday full time job and I am ecstatic. Again its definitely a bittersweet feeling. I am more than excited to be done school but at the same time it feels really weird knowing I am no longer a student. I officially feel like a real adult, even though I am 23 years old haha. Working a Monday to Friday job also means adventures will have to be put on hold for weekends. Like I mentioned in my previous post, hiking was my new found love this summer and I do not plan on ending it just because fall and winter is about to hit us. I would love to experience winter hiking even though I am well aware that there is a significant difference between summer and winter hiking but I am ready to take on the challenge! 

So as my farewell to summer comes closer, I wanted to share these pictures from my day-cation with my boyfriend earlier this month. We went to Lake Louise, Alberta and as you can see from these pictures, it is a stunning place! This lake is like nothing I have seen before. It is such a beautiful and true blue colour that it almost seemed fake. Plus, the mountain view is unbeatable as well. If there is a place in Alberta that you have to visit, Lake Louise is definitely one of them! Its beautiful no matter the season. I would love to come during winter when the lake is frozen and snow is everywhere and when I do I will definitely make sure to share that experience with all of you just so you can see how beautiful this place really is no matter the season. 


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XO Janina 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Champagne Pop

Hello beautiessssss
Just like everyone else, I am obsessed with Jaclyn Hill. When she announced she was collaborating with Becca Cosmetics I was instantly filled with excitement! I loveeeee Becca products and I knew those two would be a great pairing. I feel as if literally everyone on YouTube and every blogger was raving about this new highlighter and it made it even more irresistible in my mind. It is called Champagne Pop. On the day of its launch, I called every Sephora in my city and found just one out of the three places that actually had it in stock! So I immediately asked them to put one on hold for me and picked it up the next day. I am so happy I got my hands on it especially because it is a limited edition product. Also, I follow Jaclyn on Snapchat and she was documenting her day and her reaction to the amazing success of the launch of Champagne Pop and I was so happy for her. It was an emotional day for her because it was doing so well and on top of that it hit a record! Jaclyn announced on Snapchat that Champagne Pop is officially number 1 seller of Sephora on the first day launch. What an exciting accomplishment! I can only imagine how ecstatic she was and I am so happy that I got my hands on one in order to support her. She is one of my all time favorite beauty YouTubers to watch and for good reasons. Her makeup skills is undeniable and her personality is just an awesome bonus to my entertainment purposes haha. She is funny and bubbly, which makes watching her so much more fun. 

Champagne Pop has easily become my favorite highlighter ever! I literally get excited to do my makeup everyday just so I can put this on my face. It makes my skin look so healthy and beautiful. It stays on all day and it is so incredibly pigmented! It is different than other highlighters I own such as Becca's Opal or MAC Soft and Gentle because it is more of a peachy and golden undertone which I think suits my skintone so perfectly. However, as many other bloggers have mentioned, it looks great on literally everybody! Jaclyn did an amazing job with this product and you can really tell she spent a lot of time considering a variety of people and ensuring it will suit anyone's skintone. Especially since a new highlighting trend called Strobing is becoming more and more popular, I think Champagne Pop is a must-have in your makeup collection!

Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed!

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XO Janina

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Grassi Lakes Trail, Canmore


Hello beautiessssss 

Hiking has been my newest and most favourite outdoor activity thus far. It is peaceful, adventurous, and beautiful. I love discovering new places with the most amazing views. Hiking may be difficult and can be a hard workout but it is so worth it once you can see the overall view. This particular day was gorgeous and had perfect weather. It was plus 30 degrees Celsius and I loved being outside all day. It was nice and cool where the hiking trail actually took place because of all the waterfalls and the shades. Moreover, the weather made for perfect lighting for these photos. Grassi Lakes Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails to go to in Alberta and I would highly recommend you visit it if you ever have a chance. Also, stay tuned for more posts of my hiking trail experiences because I plan on going on much more this summer :)    













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XO Janina 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Graduation Season

 Hello beautiesssssss 
It is officially graduation season and my friends and I are ecstatic! We have worked hard in the past four years of University and the moment we have all been anticipating has arrived. My friends and I are graduating with different degree programs but we all could not be more proud of one another. Graduation season comes around the same time every year so I figured I'd share my experience this year! I have one friend who graduated with a Nursing degree, another with a Bachelor of Science degree who is continuing his education onto Dentist school and another who graduated with an Accounting degree. As for myself, I am graduating with a Communications, Media, & Film Studies degree!
These are the best of friends I have had since I was in elementary school. We have experienced junior high grad, high school, and now University grad with one another and I am so proud of all of us. We are now all moving onto bigger and greater things and I can't wait for what all of our future will look like! I know for thing for sure and that is that we are going to all be by one another's side through it all. 
Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed!

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XO Janina