Wednesday, June 24, 2015

eShakti has a new shop layout and a gift for you!

eShakti recently upgraded the way their online shop looks. There are new themes and all of the clothes are divided by styles and types. In other words, it makes it even easier to find what you are looking for while browsing the selection.

I first mentioned eShakti last year when I shared my birthday dress that I chose! What I love about them is that you can have things sized to fit, add pockets, remove details, change hemlines and necklines, change sleeve lengths. They cater to sizes 0-36, which completely sets them apart from most retailers online and off. My dress has held up well and I am still super impressed by the quality. And pockets. God bless them for adding the pockets option!

eshakti dress shop fashion style
I love these new sections. You can search by type you want under style, which really pinpoints it down for you. Do you want a maxi dress, but you don't want to scroll through everything to get to one? Go under dresses and select "maxi". So simple! They have also added jumpsuits and rompers. Some of the lines are themed such as "contemporary" and "bohemian", helping you also shop by your own personal style choices.
Make A Statement In Bold Pants Or Shorts! eshakti fashion style shop clothes
Lots of fun designs with many on a clearance sale! And that brings me to my final point of this post, eShakti wants to give you $35 off of your next purchase, minimum order of $30. They only ship to US and Canada at this time.

GC CODE: WENDYFASHES35Valid until 07/10/2015

Enter this code in the 'Gift Coupon / Referral Code' box at checkout

Only one gift coupon can be used in an order

Not valid on previous purchases / purchase of gift cards.

This gift coupon cannot be transferred, re-issued or exchanged for cash.
Minimum order value $30.

**Full Disclosure: I do get $5 store credit each time the coupon code is used. This post is sponsored by eShakti. As per eShakti's rules, please do not share my code on coupon sites.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Canadian Beauty Bloggers Meet-Up

The truth? I have pretty bad social anxiety. It is at its worst in large crowds and group settings where I do not know anyone. It doesn't mean that I don't do things that involve those factors (as a blogger, I definitely do!), but it just makes it harder emotionally for me to say yes to them. I was very nervous leading up to this CBB dinner and had to do a few breathing techniques while browsing in Best Buy right before walking over. Yep, I was the girl doing breathing exercises while browsing the new DVDs at Best Buy.

I'm a little better once I have arrived, even better if I can get there early. And if it is a party, an event, or a dinner, I do ease into it more as I meet people. I'm still nervous the whole time, but it is in a much more manageable state. What helped me last night is that I talk to a lot of these girls online. I've gotten to know them through their blogs, Instagrams, Twitters, etc.

And now that I have been and gotten to meet them face-to-face, I don't think I will be nearly as nervous next time. The girls I got to talk with were amazing and funny and it was a really great night. We met at JOEY at the Eaton Centre. By the way, if you're near a JOEY, get the Baja Fish Tacos. That taco sauce is one of the best I've had. They need to bottle that stuff. After the dinner, there was a giant makeup swap. I completely forgot to bring my goods (you had one job, Wendy), but that just means more next time!

I walked away with a few new things to try, a few that might pop up in reviews on here. For now, here are some pictures from the gathering. I didn't take my DSLR, because LAZINESS. I had a lot of fun and I am so happy to be in this network with all of these wonderful people!

cbb canadian beauty bloggers toronto dinner makeup bbloggers bbloggersca

cbb canadian beauty bloggers toronto dinner makeup bbloggers bbloggersca

cbb canadian beauty bloggers toronto dinner makeup bbloggers bbloggersca

cbb canadian beauty bloggers toronto dinner makeup bbloggers bbloggersca

Friday, June 19, 2015

Spring 2015 P&G Beauty Sampler Box

They offer bigger samplers through the year, but every now and again they offer little boxes of samples. This time there were two boxes to choose from: home or beauty. You had to take a survey and I got the home box with the laundry detergent, Magic Eraser, etc. So it's funny when my box arrived and it was actually the beauty box! I'm not complaining one bit, because the contents are awesome!

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 The P&G BrandSampler is a free program that you can sign up for at P&G Everyday. They offer their services to many countries. I'm not sure that you can get the sample boxes outside of the US and Canada, but they do offer great coupons. Totally worth looking into! You can see my last full-sized sampler box here.
p&g brandsampler samples pantene covergirl olay beauty bbloggers bbloggersca canada free freebies
In this box, I received:
  • Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner packets - I enjoy getting and saving these for when I travel anywhere!
  • Full-sized CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion - Love the original, can't wait to try this one.
  • Olay Ultra Moisture body wash - Ahhh, I adore everything with shea butter in it!
  • Olay Regenerist cream - Anything that fights against future wrinkles is okay with me.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bath & Body Works Summer Haul

It has been forever and a day since I got any new bath gels. Around a year and a half, actually. I got to the point where my collection was too big and having to pack it all to move was not fun. So my husband and I have been trying to use them up or at least make a dent in the number! I am pretty satisfied with how things have been going, so I figured I could stand to make a small splurge. #girlmath

bath and body works haul old favorites country apple pearberry pineapple soap bath gel spray bbloggers bbloggersca summer
 Bath & Body Works introduced discontinued scents and my heart sang. I knew I had to make a beeline for the store and get some Country Apple and Pearberry. I knew I didn't want to go overboard, because I really am trying to use more of what I have. But these are only in stores for a limited time before switching to online, which I rarely do from B&BW because of shipping costs.

Pearberry and Country Apple are the scents that got me through middle school, high school and college. I smell them and I am instantly reminded of good times and mornings spent in the cafeteria before classes started. Spritzing myself before band practice or going to BSU (Baptist Student Union) on Thursday nights. Scent is a powerful thing and I love when it brings back specific memories! Now if B&BW would bring back Toasted Hazelnut. Does anyone remember that one? Ahh, so good.
bath and body works haul old favorites country apple pearberry pineapple soap bath gel spray bbloggers bbloggersca summer
  • Island White Pineapple soap - Part of the summer collection. I needed a new soap for my kitchen and this one is so vibrant.
  • Pearberry shower gel - Kind of wish I had gotten the mist, as well. It was 3/$12 and a hard choice!
  • Country Apple mist - My favorite apple smell of all time.
  • Country Apple shower gel - I love the new packaging!
Do you have a favorite discontinued Bath & Body Works scent? If you like Country Apple, Pearberry, Cucumber Melon, Plumeria, Juniper Breeze (my first B&BW scent I ever bought!), or White Tea & Ginger, then you should go to your closest location. After this month, I believe they will still all be available but only online.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Motivational Monday #2

I am not sharing these every Monday, but I do love a good motivational quote! I made this one and shared it on my Instagram earlier this month. Maya Angelou was one of the most quotable women of our time, if you ask me. Everything that came out of her was full of grace and wisdom.

We all have a past. We all have hurdles to jump over. Don't let them win! Pick yourself up, wipe the dust off, and keep being the best you possible. As Maya said, "That's life!" You've got this!

graphic maya angelou quote motivational monday watercolor

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sonia Kashuk Perfectly Neutral - 10 Palette

I got this palette during Target Canada's liquidation sale. Oh, how it still pains me to say that. I really need to renew my passport so that I can get thee to the nearest Target! Well, that's not the only reason I need to renew it but it is one of the perks. I need Target back in my life, people! Don't even get me started again on the fact that they don't offer shipping here...

kermit none of my business target canada gif
Here are my swatches and a few thoughts on Sonia Kashuk's Perfectly Neutral - 10 eye palette:
sonia kashuk perfectly neutral 10 eye palette eyeshadow swatches review target canada

sonia kashuk perfectly neutral 10 eye palette eyeshadow swatches review target canada

sonia kashuk perfectly neutral 10 eye palette eyeshadow swatches review target canada

sonia kashuk perfectly neutral 10 eye palette eyeshadow swatches review target canada
I love the packaging. It's sleek, you can see the product easily, and it reminds me a bit of MAC's packaging. In this palette, you get six neutrals. What I love is that all six can work together and really takes the math out of it, making this an easy grab in the mornings. They are a little powdery, but they blend easily and show up nicely. They last all day on me with a primer.

My favorite duo from the palette is the top right and middle right! It's so easy for mattes to go wrong, but the bottom right matte brown goes on smoothly. The highlighter is a great shade on my skin. With that said, I think it is perfect for us pale girls. I think most of these shades would get lost on darker skintones. But I do recommend Sonia Kashuk palettes and there is something for everybody!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Best Dressed: 2015 Tony Awards

I love Broadway! I have gone to a few shows when they have traveled here and one day I'll get to NYC and see one on actual Broadway. Life goal! This year's red carpet was full of beautiful gowns and I have picked five that caught my eye. Now, as I type this, I'm just going to listen sing at the top of my lungs to a few of my Broadway soundtracks and relive the experiences.

Give me musicals all day, every day.

red carpet tony awards 2015 best dressed designers
  • Elisabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta - Spring and summer in one gown! So colorful in the right way.
  • Jennifer Lopez in Valentino Haute Couture - A little dark for this time of year, but breathtaking. And a demure turn from her usual red carpet style.
  • Joan Smalls in Givenchy - That leg! A busy print done right.
  • Helen Mirren in Badgely Mischka - Dame Helen has such style! Does she even age? Love those lace sleeves.
  • Amanda Seyfried in Oscar de la Renta - An unexpected short length and I like it. It still looks elegant and suitable for the event.
And I always like to include a little eye candy...
nick jonas tuxedo tony awards 2015 louis vuitton
Nick Jonas in Louis Vuitton - I was never a Jonas Brothers fan, but Nick has won me over. His current album, his role in Hawaii Five-0, the fact that he did the Niagara Falls NYE show, and how fabulous he rocks a tuxedo!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Blog of the Month: June 2015

Last month, Sinéad from Dreaming Again was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

Christine runs Lightsmithing. She's one of the latest bloggers that I have followed, but I adore her. I've got her on my Bloglovin', Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat...she's such a sweet girl! She does a little bit of a mix of topics, but a lot of it is beauty. I think you'll love her and her blog!

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