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Lipstick, Self Doubt, Accomplishments & Adventures

Wow! November has flown past me, I hardly feel as though I’ve had any time to really think. I suppose that’s how you know you’re in the thick of it, life that is. No Bare Lips November came and went and it was a challenge I truly, honestly, didn’t think I’d be able to accomplish, the self doubt was high. I know people say self doubt isn’t always good etc etc etc… But I wasn’t really doubting myself. If I really think about it, I think I was just trying to be realistic; setting the bar high in theory but not being surprised if I failed. In the grande scheme of things it probably wasn’t…

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No Bare Lips November: Day 02 !

Ladies and gentlemen ! Today is day 2 of NBLN and because I have been sick and didn’t want to put you through having to listen to my raspy voice and my constant sniffles I have resorted to this article! Something I love to do when I am feeling sick, which many people like to do when they need a little pampering, is apply a mask; whether it be a face-mask, hair-mask etc… However, the one mask I have never tried is a lip mask (crazy I know). After going in search of a lip mask I came back with a couple of different options. Todays lip-mask is from the Korean brand LANEIGE. After going…

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No Bare WHAT ?!

Woah! Is November seriously around the corner?! Weren’t you going to get your life together like 8 months ago? Kidding, that’s mean… and I’m going through the same thing. So let’s talk about something, November… well Movember. I mean I personally love facial hair, I think it’s sexy. Some women obviously don’t like it but here’s the thing: I love the men of this world just as much as I love the women. So the question is why should men have all the fun for Movember? I mean Movember is an opportunity to raise funds for prostate cancer and realistically we need those boys just as much as they do. So to partake in the…

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Screen Time !

I love writing; I love being able to read the words someone deliberately has chosen to express themselves. It feels like an open door into their thoughts. Their brain: an open office, filing through their opinions and desires. But here’s the thing… someone’s thoughts don’t always fully express their enthusiasm. You can paint a picture of what you experience and see but it’s always different when you see it with your own two eyes. Imagining is nice but seeing can be better. Everyone’s different and those who are visual learners and prefer to see rather than read would probably prefer some good old videos! Screen time baby, I have started a YouTube channel. It feels…

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Vlogs: What do you want ?

This week has been a very active week for me! I’ve had pleasant amount of energy even though I feel as though my sleeps have been restless and the gears of brain have been turning. I keep thinking of beauty reviews and how I don’t think they’re as great as they could be. I feel as though you all deserve something better, you deserve to see how the product works. Does it slide, glide, or …. goop? What is the texture like? If the mask dries how does it dry? Is it buildable? So many questions, so many characters in every paragraph when it’s text. I want you to hear my voice and see my…

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Double Cleansing Cleaning Routine

I like to think of myself as low maintenance but in a high expectation kind of way. Taking my makeup off every night is important as I’ve got temperamental skin and I’m not keen on making things worse. Similarly to pharmaceuticals not all substances on your face are water-soluble, and need to be handled with care. After a long day, with makeup, sunscreen (we try), oil and pollution (yea this is a thing) usually cleansing once isn’t enough. Have you ever cleaned a pair of leather heels? You’ve got to get the dirt and dust off before you can properly polish the leather, same goes for your skin you. Before you can properly deep clean…

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Withdrawing From a Bad Day

I have bad days. You have bad days. Everyone has bad days, it’s normal. But what happens when the bad day turns to worse and you find yourself spiralling out of control. These are drug-free tips and tricks I use to combat my depression and anxiety I write Sometimes I have an overwhelmingly large amount of thoughts swirling through my brain and it seems impossible to still them. Writing gives me an opportunity to get everything I’m feeling out onto screen or paper, and to help me figure out what I’m really thinking. Life can be overwhelming and depression and anxiety can cause your thoughts to spin out of control into an abyss of doom….

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My Babas Treasure

Neither of my grandmothers were wealthy women. My one grandmother grew up in the USSR on the border of what we know today as Russia and Ukraine. She fought and struggled her way to Canada with a son born in Germany, and eventually 2 more sons who were born in Canada. She worked tirelessly so her children, my uncles and father, could have a life that didn’t cross into poverty. They asked for little, as they knew she could provide the bare minimum. Growing up, she always knew me as a child and we struggled to some extent to truly understand one another. I saw her as a disciplinarian who would encroach upon my fun,…

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The Butler: Moving and Thoughtful

I don’t watch movies very often, I find them quite long and my body really hates sitting for such an extended period of time. However my mother really loves watching movies, especially of the historical variety; she’s whom I get my love of history from. Recently, we popped into a little beat down store with a ton of dvd’s for sale, we ended up picking up about a dozen new movies. One of the movies we purchased was Lee Daniels The Butler. I was excited to watch this movie as it’s biographical and thus based on real life events. If begins with Cecil Gaines, a black man and the protagonist, growing up and working the…

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Shoutout to Beauty Vloggers!

Today I’ve been testing some beauty products! But it has been SO frustrating! You’re probably wondering why something that should be so fun has been so disheartening, so let me tell you. It is so difficult to apply makeup smoothly for photos. If you’ve done it, I salute you because I find it almost impossible. Like CLOSE-UPS!! Not going to happen. I have tried a million times and failed, tried some more and failed. On my old blog I used to take photos of me testing lipsticks and I never remember it being this difficult. You know when you say a word over and over again and it loses its meaning, that was sort of…

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