Monday, 16 June 2014

Ipsy June

I am sooo happy with my Ipsy bag for the month of June! Thank goodness, because last months wasn't so hot.  The bag this month was a huge bonus too because it designed by Rebecca Minkoff! 

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée
This was the first item I pulled out of my bag and I was ecstatic. That could have been the only item and I would have been happy. I have been dying to try out these lip glosses! Target sells NYX products but they don't carry this specific one. I have been carrying this gloss around with me all weekend, it lives up to its standards. Excellent non sticky formula, they smell like baked goods and the colour payoff is great. Amazing product, now I want them in all the shades. 

Realtree for Her
I am not a big fan of receiving perfumes in my bags mainly because they always break and spill. This time around they packaged it in a tiny ziplock but as soon as I opened the parcel  got a huge waft of perfume and knew there would be a broken perfume sample inside. The ziplock did not help.  Alas, the top had come off and the perfume was leaking out.  Sadly, I am not a huge fan of the smell either. I sort of get a hunt of bug spray in there (which is fitting because its real tree haha!) The full size bottle is adorable though, wouldn't mind having that on my shelf. Too bad I'm not fond on the smell. Check out the full size bottle...

so cute, I want it!

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil
I am fairly excited for this eyebrow pencil. Perfectly sculpted and coloured eyebrows is apparently the new thing. I have been wanting to get an eyebrow pencil for a while but didm;t know what one to go with. Now my decision is made for me. I tried this out, I think the colour might be too dark and I feel ridiculous but maybe it just takes some getting used too.

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara
This mascara came right in time, I was just thinking that I need to get a new one. Generally, I am not picky with mascara as long as its black and does its job. I haven't tried it out yet but I will be using it the next time I do my makeup! Be A Bombshell is a regularly featured brand from Ipsy and I have no complaints yet.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray
I was super excited when I got this product too! I have watched a few youtube tutorials for be achy waves and everyone uses this and it looks like it works amazingly! I am going to be bringing this with me to the beach all the time now so I can style my hair after swimming and make it look like its done on purpose (which it will be).  If I am correct, this is a higher end product too and that's awesome. 

Ipsy keeps getting better and better. You must hurry up and subscribe before you miss out on some cool stuff! Here is my link, sign up today:


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Lip Factory May

I just signed up for another subscription service like Ipsy, it is called Lip Factory.  Each month you get an assortment of beauty products, this box costs me about $30/month. I love getting to try new brands and colours. 

This is the box and the cute wrapping it in comes in every month. I will only show you this once not every time I post one of these. I just needed to show how cute it was.

This is what my box contained! The card inside has a detailed description of each product and it lists the retail value which is awesome.

NCLA: Nail Wraps $16.00
Nail wraps are getting super popular lately and I have two sets in my collection that I have yet to try.  I will have to try these ASAP to see what the hype is all about.  The pattern that I received is bright and eye catching, perfect for the summer.

Medusa's Makeup Eyeshadow in Jungle Fever $8.00
I don't think I've ever worn a green eyeshadow before but since its a dark green it can be easily combined with browns and neutrals and will look really good. Its very shimmery and thankfully well pigmented.

Pari Beauty Lipstick in Guilty $12.00
I am not sure how I feel about this colour. Its definitely not something I have. Its more of a brown based pink colour. Always iffy on wearing brown lipstick. On the plus side its got a great texture and it smells good!

MeMeMe Cosmetics Blush Me! boxed Blush in Coral $14.25
I absolutely love this ! My favourite item this month for sure. The colour is so gorgeous and the perfect shade for summer. I have been wanting to get a new blush too so this is perfect. The colour is just to die for.  The packaging is super adorable too. The lid has a mirror built in as well. 

Teeez Trendy Cosmetics: Golden Glow Lip Gloss in Desert Fire $18.00
I love lip gloss and the colour is super wearable so this was an awesome product. I also love the packaging of this too!  There is a slight gold shimmer to the hot pink colour. Not sticky either which is awesome. Can't believe this is normally $18 though, wow.

As I said, this was my very first Lip Factory and I loved it! I will definitely continue to be subscribed and cannot wait until I receive next months box!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Emergency C-Section

some people think that my job description is playing with puppies and kittens all day. That is not true at all, especially in emergency medicine. This day however, was the exception! 

We had a client come in with his Chihuahua who had 3 puppies 6 hours early and seemed to still be in labour. Generally, you like to see a puppy being born at least every hour. 6 hours with no puppy is considered an emergency. This particular dogs pregnancy was not a planned one so the owners were unsure if there were even any puppies left - sometimes there isn't and they will just need an injection to stop the labour. In this case, there were still puppies. Since she was such a tiny breed dog the Doctor was able to feel a puppy in the birth canal so radiographs or ultrasound were not needed. Dystocia - difficult birth - is common in small breed dogs, or any dog that breeds with a larger breed male. The birth canals are just not big enough to fit the fetus'. So as in human medicine, we had to prepare to perform an c-section.

Long story short, the surgery went well. There were indeed two puppies left inside. One was stuck in the birth canal holding up the line. Both puppies were revived with some difficulty but strived immediately afterwards. The main concern here was that they were stuck for 6 hours and we weren't sure if the puppies would make it. But alas, we got a happy ending. 

2 healthy baby chihuahuas - 30 minutes old

Wimpys Diner

Last week we tried out a new restaurant! Its called Wimpy's Diner, and we always see it but never went. Its set up like an old school 50's? diner. It was so cute. The prices were all really cheap too so that was a great bonus. 

I ordered the Ultimate BLT Club sandwich, it was a huge sandwich. I don't think I need to tell you what Anthony got. Take a look at the burger though. They call it the Double Burger. Their patties are oval shaped and hang over the edge of the bun. Anthony said it was great but very filling. He did finish it though. We got a poutine on the side because we always need to try the poutine. There fries were awesome! Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside.  I love trying new places. 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Happy June

Finally, the nasty months are behind us. Please June, Surprise me and bring me lots of good weather and memories.  That water makes me want to go swimming so bad. I need to start working on my tan or I'm going to look like a beached whale.

Bring on the Summer