Fall: Quo Brush Set

 Fall make up is EVERYTHING TO ME!!!! Absolutely one of my favourite times in the MUA world hands-down. Give me a vampy lips- eggplant smoky eye and a gold highlight and I'm good. 

I have actually been playing with a lot of Fall products from the beginning of summer. Perks of getting being a blogger and getting things sent a few items in advance. I had a few cute items from Quo show up on my doorstep but my favourite was the brush set. 

Quo Brush Set Brush Up! ($50.00 CAN)

This brush set is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

I'm usually not one to switch up my make up accessories seasonally. 
But when will you ever see a eggplant brush set with a matching bag!! LOVE!

*squeal* This set is limited edition and will probably sell out soon. 

You get 6 essential pieces.  

-Liner Brow 
-Eye Shadow
This is definitely a cute brush set to take with you when you travel. 
Do you change your accessories according to the season?

Seven Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils in to your Life

The older I get, the more I appreciate things like having essential oils in my regimen. 
They're 100% pure/natural and the easiest way to restore your health naturally.

A while back, I was given a cute package with essential oils from Thursday Plantation. I've used Thursday plantation Tea Tree oil in the past and I was totally excited to work with them again. Their current theme is called "100 uses for Thursday Plantation". Did you know that essential oil's are not just used as in beauty regimens? They can be used for therapeutic purposes, first aid, to clean your home or healing.

Let's get started with Tea Tree oil ($19.99 CDN). One of the biggest uses of Tea Tree oil is for acne. It can help reduce redness and minimize pimples without drying out your skin. I also found that when I used it the impurities would come to the top much quicker than using any of my drugstore products that I use.

Two other uses that I did not think of was using it on bites! Say you're on vacation and you get a random bug bite. Did you know that Tea Tree oil is perfect product to clean the bite? The best part about it is that it doesn't sting! 

Secondly: Use it as a deodorizer. Let me put this out there. It's a strong scent- so be wary if it's your first time using it. My husband plays baseball so sometimes his shoes/equipment can smell extremely funky. To combat that- Just fill a spray bottle and then add a small solution of Tea Tree oil and lightly spray the items to remove bacteria and get rid of high odours.

Lavender oil ($19.99 CDN) is amazing. This is something that I have had on deck for the past 7 years. For me, it's for stress reliever. I dab a bit on to my wrist and rub it together and then do three deep breaths in to calm myself. 

I know that it can be added to a bath. Before you go to bed add some lavender oil to your bath! It can help calm you before bed. I've also heard of people who have added to a unscented cream and use it as a hand cream. 

Eucalyptus oil (9.99 CDN) is a stable. Being Jamaican, I grew up on eucalyptus oil. I probably OD'ed on it because I got a lot of colds/flus when I was younger. Blocked nasal passages? Get a bucket of hot water-Add some drops-put a towel over your head- and inhale the fumes. Trust me if you have a head cold all of that will come out. 

Another cool tip I learned is how you can use it to remove stains on clothes. Dab eucalyptus oil on that T-shirt you spilled mustard on before you put into the wash and it helps to get the stain out. 

Have you tried any of these before? 

Love Breakfast again with MIXIT.ca

I'm the queen of picky eating. I hate everything. If you seen my approved food list- you would laugh. The hardest meal of the day for me is breakfast. I never know what to eat. It's so easy to pick up a cereal chalked full of sugar but hard to find one that I really like. 

When I got the email to try Mixit.ca- I wasn't sure what to expect. 
I was able to make an awesome cereal blend that I'm a huge fan of!

Mixit.ca is unique because YOU choose your ingredients OR buy a pre-made mix.
  1. Start off with a cereal base
  2. Then add as many nuts, grains and dried fruits as you want. 
The nutrition facts are printed on the tube.
My mix: Spiced Beauty
BASE:Sunshine in the soul
Strawberry (freeze dry)
Fuji and Granny Smith Apple (freeze dry)
Organic Pineapple
Mango (freeze dry)
Blackberry (freeze dry)

Quick Facts:
  • Canadian Company-made in Montreal
  • 12-15 full bowls out of each order
  • Shelf life- 3 months-4 months 
  • Most ingredients are from Canadian suppliers
  • Price varies based on the mix 

Would you be interested in making your own mix or do you like the store bought cereals?

Get ready for Fall with Live Clean Body Washes!

I love beauty products but I'm obsessed with body care items.
I was EXTREMELY excited when a few Live Clean products ($4.99- $6.99 CAN) 
showed up at my door.

I won't lie - I've never used the Live Clean body washes before. So it was a delight to try them out.
I received: Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash, Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash and Fresh Water Moisturizing Body Wash.

I should add these body washes are 100% vegan and eco-sensitive.

Fall is coming- I can already feeling the moisture in the air going away. In other words my skin is DRY! The key is to implement moisturizing products now to prevent damage!

The stars of the show:
Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash ($4.99 CAN) and Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Liquid Hand Soap ($6.99 CAN).Vanilla Oatmeal is a comforting scent for me because whenever I go through my sensitive skin issues- I used it because it was calming!

Have you tried Live Clean products before?