Tuesday, 28 June 2016

What I Ate In A Day #26 - Vegan

Hello friends! I'm back today with another What I Ate In A Day post (you can see last week's food diary here). I'm vegan, so of course everything I'm sharing is free from any sort of animal products/by-products. Of course I drink a ton of water throughout the day - I try to get in at least 8 cups every day.

Breakfast 

I started off my day with Daiya's Strawberry Greek Yogurt, which was quite good! I've never tried actual Greek yogurt before, so I can't really say how accurately this vegan version from Daiya mimics it, but I'd say it's worth trying. I also had a banana, and two pieces of toast with peanut butter (not pictured). 

Daiya Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Lunch

I picked up a jar of Nona's Alfredo-Style Sauce when I was at VegFest a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to trying it out! I made fettuccine alfredo, and it was absolutely delicious!

Nona Alfredo-Style Pasta

Snacks

Throughout the day I snacked on a Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar (so good!), and a granny smith apple with Fauxmagerie Zengarry's Raw Brie Style Cheese, and some crackers. I also bought the Zengarry cheese at VegFest, and I've been absolutely loving it! This cheese is cashew based, and it tastes delicious. 

Clif Bar Cool Mint Chocolate

Fauxmagerie Zengarry Raw Brie Style

Dinner

My husband made dinner, and I think that he did really well! This dinner was made up of a tofu steak marinated in barbecue sauce, topped with mushrooms, and served with asparagus, brussels sprouts, corn, and a sweet potato!

Vegan Tofu Steak

So that rounds out another vegan food diary! I hope you'll check back next Tuesday to check out another food diary. What foods have you been loving lately?

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Monday, 27 June 2016

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

Today I'm back with another one of Too Faced La Crème Lipsticks! Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright and bold lipsticks, and Mean Girls* is a super fun bright & girly pink lippie packed with glitter. 

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

"There’s a reason why beauty editors, bloggers, and millions of social media fans are obsessed with La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick: it’s a completely unique, super-luxe combination of creamy color and intense hydration for unprecedented ultra-comfortable wear." - Too Faced

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

Too Faced La Crème lip sticks come packaged in this beautiful sleek gold tubes, I absolutely love the packaging! There's a monogrammed "TF" on top of the lid, and "Too Faced" etched down the side of the tube. There isn't any scent to these lipsticks - not that I can detect anyways! These La Crème lip sticks are incredibly creamy, and they feel really nice and lush on my lips. However, Mean Girls has quite a bit of shimmer/glitter in it, and it does feel a little bit gritty on my lips. Since this formula is so creamy, it isn't super long-wearing. On my lips, Mean Girls lasts for about 4 hours before I have to reapply. This formula doesn't last throughout eating or drinking, but that doesn't bother me too much because I love reapplying lip products anyways.
Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

Mean Girls is a bright fuchsia colour packed with shimmer and glitter. I would definitely recommend pairing this lipstick with a neutral blush and eye, since this pink is so bright and eye catching on its' own.  

Too Faced La Crème in Mean Girls

I've been a bit fan of the La Crème line, and while Mean Girls is pretty, I don't like the gritty texture than comes with the super glittery finish. However, if that doesn't bother you, then this is a super fun bright pink lippie!

Have you tried out any shades from the La Crème line yet? What shades are your favourites?



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Sunday, 26 June 2016

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist

Now that's officially Summer, makeup setting sprays are a must - in my opinion. Humidity is makeup's worst enemy, but quick spritz or two of a makeup setting spray can really help to keep your face looking fresh all day long. I've been trying out First Aid Beauty's Vitamin Hydrating Mist* ($20), which doubles as a refreshing mist and makeup setting spray.

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist

"FAB Vitamin Hydrating Mist is an alcohol-free formulation designed to reawaken skin, restore hydration, and protect from environmental aggressors. It is packed with skin-energizing ingredients and enriched with a unique cocktail of vitamins to replenish and revive, moisture-rich humectants to soothe and hydrate, and the botanical-rich FAB antioxidant booster to combat environmental aggressors. A citrus herb blend of aromatic oils immediately energizes and invigorates skin on contact making it the ideal antidote to low humidity conditions, such as sun, wind, and travel. The spray also works perfectly to set makeup." - Sephora

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist


This 2 oz bottle is small enough to easily pop in your purse for quick spritzes throughout the day. Although the bottle says that this product is fragrance free, I'd have to disagree. There's a definite fruity/citrusy scent to this mist, which I find to be really invigorating! The ingredients include witch hazel extract, bergamot fruit water, orange peel extract, sandalwood extract, and grapefruit peel extract, which all contribute to the lovely fragrance. This product has been allergy tested, so it should be safe to use for those with sensitive skin. I like to use this product as a refresher throughout the day, but like I mentioned before, you can also use this as a makeup setting spray. 

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist

If you're looking for a cruelty free, portable hydrating mist, then I think you'll love this one from First Aid Beauty! Additionally, this product is made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and it's vegan. 

Have you tried out First Aid Beauty's Vitamin Hydrating Mist, or any other similar products before? What are your tips and tricks to keep your makeup looking great despite Summer humidity?

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework

Hello friends! Today I have another lipstick to share with you from tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Collection! tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework* ($26 CAD/0.085 oz) is a beautiful bold red with a satin-matte finish. These lipsticks are all vegan, and tarte is a cruelty free company!

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework

"Saturate lips with creamy, full-coverage color and hydration with this long-wearing satin-matte lipstick. Featuring an array of bold and everyday shades, it's powered by tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidant complex and natural, lip-loving oils and butters. This vibrant lip formula helps firm, treat, and protect your lips while providing intense hydration and hiding the appearance of fine lines. Just use the crisp, precise tip to seamlessly define and contour lips, delivering a rich, long-lasting color. " - Sephora

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework

Look at that beautiful packaging! The gold and purple ombré effect is gorgeous, as is the rest of the packaging from the entire Rainforest of the Sea Collection. While the packaging is quite pretty, I do find the plastic tube to feel a bit cheap and flimsy. The Drench Lip Splash Lipstick has a slanted tip, which makes applications pretty easy. However, this formula is pretty pigmented, so you might want to use a lip brush for the best look.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework

I have a feeling that Firework will be my Canada Day lipstick this year! It's bold, beautiful, yet still quite wearable. I really enjoy rocking a red lip, especially for a night out. There's something about a red lip that just exudes confidence! This lipstick seems to be quite small, almost like a sample sized lipstick. I know most people don't go through lipsticks all that quickly, it's definitely something to keep in mind, especially considering the higher price point. This formula is really creamy and comfortable to wear, and I only need to touch up my lipstick every few hours. This formula isn't transfer proof, so do keep that in mind when eating, drinking, kissing, etc.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Firework

Have you checked out tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Collection yet? Do you also love rocking a red lip?

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

What I Ate In A Day #25 - Vegan

Hello friends! I'm back today with another What I Ate In A Day post (you can see last week's food diary here). I'm vegan, so of course everything I'm sharing is free from any sort of animal products/by-products. Of course I drink a ton of water throughout the day - I try to get in at least 8 cups every day.

Breakfast 

I started my day off with an Orange Raspberry Banana Smoothie, and I have to say that it was just okay - not the best smoothie that I've ever made!

Orange Raspberry Banana Smoothie

Lunch

We decided to go to Lansdowne to check out the Farmer's Market and Asian Fest, so I didn't have a proper lunch - just a weird combination of drinks and snacks. First, we stopped by the Oat & Mill stand at the Lansdowne Farmer's Market, and I tried their Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Vanilla flavour. Dylan tried their Orange with Dark Chocolate Chunk, and both flavours were delicious! Oat & Mill is an Ottawa based company, and they make their ice creams from oats!

Oat & Mill Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Vanilla

At Asian Fest Dylan and I got a few drinks, because it was crazy hot out, and we didn't feel like eating anything. We started off with a pineapple slushie served in a pineapple!

Pineapple Slushie

We then decided to try bubble tea for the first time! The tapioca bubbles never really appealed to me, but I figured that Asian Fest was a good time to finally see what all of the hype was about. We tried out FormoCha Bubble Tea, and started off with the passion tea flavour, and then tried the green apple flavour, and finally went back for another passion tea. That's right, 3 bubble teas!

FormoCha Bubble Tea

Dinner

After Asian Fest, I wasn't super hungry, even though we really didn't eat that much at all. So for dinner I just made a quick quesadilla using Gusta's Vegan Grating Block & black bean and corn salsa. 

Vegan Quesadilla

So that rounds out another vegan food diary! It was a bit of a weird day food-wise, but I loved everything that I ate and drank nonetheless! I hope you'll check back next Tuesday to check out another food diary. What foods have you been loving lately? 

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