There’s been so many amazing goodies to talk about in the mail bag lately that I had to put together an extra long mail bag post of all of my favourites! Especially with Christmas on the way, I wanted to get this posted to give all of you beauty lovers some more beauty favs to add to your wish list (as if you needed any more!). I’ll also follow this post up with a fragrance addition of the Pink Mail Bag. There’s been so many great perfume deliveries lately that I can’t wait to share with you guys.
Check out all of the goodies below and let me know if you’ve tried any of these or if they are making it onto your beauty wish list this year.
Let’s start with this Bare Minerals delivery below. Seriously, this massive mail box was actually delivered to my house in a huge box. I can safely say a huge white mailbox is the weirdest (and coolest) thing I’ve ever received in the mail, especially since the inside was jam packed with Bare Minerals lip products. The Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick is my new favourite. I’ve had the pink shade “Luxe” on repeat lately and the colour is a beautiful dusty rose, perfect for fall/winter. I love how long lasting these are, especially when I add a little lipliner before applying.
I’ve been testing out this Ole Henriksen skincare for a few months now and it’s met my seal of approval, so I’ve included it next below. I have combination skin, so I really appreciate that I can use these to control the oil-prone parts of my skin without stripping the dry parts. Scent is also important to me and these have a delicious minty scent from the peppermint oil and eucalyptus leaf extract. The Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub is my favourite, along with the toner.
Another skincare line I’ve been testing out lately is this Biotherm collection below. Is it weird to love a skincare line simply because it makes you feel like a real life mermaid when you use it? haha. That’s what this collection does. You literally apply the products with what feels and looks like a mermaid fin and the products are ultra-moisturizing. They also contain algae. It really doesn’t get any more “mermaid” than that.
This Annabelle cosmetics Neo Chic collection is so good. There’s a liquid eyeliner for everyone. Even if you have trouble applying liner, these make it super easy. I’ve been using the Brush Tip Eyeliner for applying my daily winged cat-eye and it’s one of the easiest applicators I’ve ever used. I’ve also been using the Skinny Mascara on my lower lashes and it’s such a game changer. No more getting the mascara smudged under my lashes and the small wand makes it easy to get every single lash.
I’m also loving these blush and highlighters sticks. The highlighters add the perfect amount of subtle shine. No glitter, or overwhelming shimmer. They just bounce the light and highlight your cheekbone. This pink blush is my new everyday blush. I prefer a cream blush because I find they last longer than the powder blushes.
If you’re looking for a new fall/winter lipstick, look no further than the lineup below. There seriously is a shade for everyone. The NYX Cosmetics Pin-Up Pout Lipsticks are SOOOOOO creamy. I’ve been wearing “Darling” in most of my photos lately. So if you’ve been following along on social media lately, you’ve seen this shade on me. It has a blue undertone which I love.
This foundation brush has been one of the best new additions to my makeup bag this year. I had been seeing these brushes around and was curious to try them and then this one landed on my doorstep. Seriously, I don’t think I will ever use anything else to apply my foundation. These brushes are THE BEST! They don’t absorb the product like some of the sponges do, so more foundation ends up applied to your face. It blends instead of removes. These Pur products are great. Especially the No Filter Blurring Photography Primer. I’ve been using it whenever I know my photo will be taken and it definitely adds a nice glowy, airbrushed effect.
How adorable is this tote bag?! Any lash or lip products that promise to plump are one’s I’m definitely willing to try. Both of these I would recommend. I love how big this PowerPlump Lip Balm is. It’s really fun to apply and lasts a long time.
The Nars fall lineup is lip perfection. The shades are beautiful and apply like a dream. They also last really long. As you can guess, I’ve had this pink shade below on repeat. How cool are these foundation sticks? I love these for when I’m on the go or travelling. You don’t have to worry about dropping them or breaking them like most foundations that come in glass bottles. They are super easy to apply and then you just flip it over and use the built in brush to blend.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been as excited for any beauty delivery as I was for this next one below. Since turning 30, I now get REALLY excited to try different skincare products. As soon as you notice your first wrinkles, you’ll try pretty much anything to keep more from appearing. I love love love Kiehl’s products, so I couldn’t wait to check out this Kiehl’s best sellers collection. I’ve been using their Clearly Corrective Purifying Foaming Cleanser for a while now, it contains a peony extract and smells so delicious. It also has a pearl tone to it which leaves my skin glowing. I’ve now been testing out the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash below and it’s another perfect cleanser. Removes my makeup (even eye makeup) and leaves my skin looking and feeling great.
I’ve also been testing out the Ultra Facial Cream and I absolutely love it. It feels so moisturizing without the heavy feeling. The Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is the best eye cream I’ve ever tried. It’s so thick and non-irritating. It sticks to the skin so that it doesn’t migrate into your eyes, which I really appreciate. I love me a good night serum, so the Midnight Recovery Concentrate became an instant new fav. It works while you’re sleeping to repair and replenish your skin. Kiehl’s products actually make me excited to wash my face and apply all of the products day and night and I really need that from my skincare products, otherwise I get lazy and don’t stick to a routine. When I really love the products I’m using, I am more motivated to use them religiously.
I’ve been wanting to test out Bare Minerals foundation products for a while now, and finally I had my chance with this collection below. The foundations are really good and have great coverage. The contour kit is amazing. The brush makes getting that perfect contour angle really easy.
Now that my wedding planning is underway and we’ve been checking items off our list, it was time to turn our attention to our honeymoon!
Deciding where to go on our honeymoon was pretty tough, because I have a list of about 1,000 places that I want to travel to. We both agreed that wherever we go, it needed to be epic and a once in a lifetime experience. I also really wanted somewhere that would be pure relaxation, since we will probably be exhausted after the wedding. All of these factors played into our selection. Budget also played a factor, but I’ve been saving up my travel points for a while now in anticipation of this trip and it will totally help pay for my flight (allowing more money to stay at a nicer hotel!).
I’ve partnered up with RBC Visa Infinite Avion on this post, because ever since I started collecting points I’ve been able to redeem points to fully cover my flights using just points and it’s basically the greatest thing ever. I use my RBC Visa Infinite Avion card to pay for everything and I find that the points build up really quickly (with an Infinite Avion card you can earn 1 point for every $1 spent, 1.25 for every $1 spent on travel and the points never expire).
I also love that there’s no flight restrictions or black out periods which is super important. We wanted to go on our honeymoon right after our wedding and we didn’t have to think twice about the dates. I love knowing that we can use our points at any time and travel whenever and however we want with no restrictions. Having the flexibility to travel on our own terms, while still taking advantage of our points is really the best of both worlds.
So, here’s where I need your help. Help us narrow down our honeymoon destination. Here’s the short list:
– Bora Bora
Sound off on my Instagram with your top recommendation.
Thanks to RBC for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Has there ever been a more perfect jacket pour moi? I don’t think so.
I saw this coat online and immediately needed to get my hands on it. When I tried it on in person it met every expectation. It’s so warm and the faux fur hood is so pretty! I also like that it has an adjustable waist band. I like my coats to fit tight so that they still look flattering, but this one also allows me to adjust it if I’m wearing a bulky sweater underneath. I’ll be living in this coat this winter! A big hood is a must for Toronto winters to block out the blistering wind tunnels. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about how cold it gets here.
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Pink Coat: c/o Ever New