Beauty

Sharing my round up of IG pics from July 2017! I will link all products below each picture!

one piece swimwear

SWIMSUIT | SUNNIES

Old Navy Dress

DRESS | SANDALS

identical twins family

DRESS | SUNNIES | SANDALS

Old Navy Summer Dress

DRESS | HEELS

BEAUTY DETAILS: FOUNDATION | CONCEALER | CONTOUR | BROWS | EYELINER | MASCARA | LIPS | CURLING WAND 

BEAUTY DETAILS: FOUNDATION | CONCEALER | CONTOUR | BROWS | EYELINER | MASCARA | LIPS | CURLING WAND

Avene Sunscreen

 SUNSCREEN | THERMAL SPRAY | FACIAL SUNSCREEN

milestone baby

MILESTONE CARD | DIAPERS

twin family

DRESS | SUNNIES

DRESS(old) SIMILAR | SUNNIES 

TOP | SHORTS 

DRESS(old) SIMILAR

DRESS(old) SIMILAR | STROLLER

DRESS(old) | SUNNIES | STROLLER

July went by SO fast for us! It finally hit me that going back to work is sneaking up on me REAL quick. We met with a couple daycares and sealed the deal on one of them. It’s so surreal that my babies are going to be attending daycare extremely soon and I won’t be spending my days playing on my living room floor with them. We also spent a lot of time out at the cabin, and tried to go for as many walks as possible around our neighbourhood to enjoy the weather.

Ryan and I are now planning the boys first birthday party (they turn 1 in like 5 weeks!) so we are having an absolute blast trying to figure everything out. I know I say this all of the time, but seriously, where is the time going?!

Our goal for the rest of summer is to take it day-by-day and enjoy what is left! August is always the hottest month here in Winnipeg, so I’m hoping Ryan will take some holidays and we can have a couple family days around home together. I have so many bucket list things to do as a family, such as take the boys to the zoo, a splash pad, etc..

What was your favourite thing you did in July??

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Sephora Haul

Hello & Welcome Back!

I wanted to share my July beauty haul from Sephora! Half of these items are re-purchases and the other half are brand new to me! I will do a separate post for a review on the things that I love.

Okay so let’s get into it!

July Beauty Re-Purchases

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I. LOVE. THIS. FOUNDATION!! I cannot say it enough. Every single time I wear this foundation I get compliments on my skin so obviously it is a staple in my beauty kit. It is very lightweight, but gives an amazing coverage.

My trick/tip for this foundation…  I build it up by wearing two coats as I prefer a very full coverage. 

The Original Beauty Blender

Again, a major staple in my beauty kit. I have tried the “knock offs” of this product and I really notice a difference so I am a die-hard Beauty Blender fan. Makeup application is so much easier with this tool, and I always make sure that I have a new one kicking around.

My Tip/Trick – You have to remember to replace your beauty blender frequently as it is a sponge so makeup & water get trapped inside which can create mould. Clean after every use and make sure it is completely dry before reusing! 

Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet Moisturizer

This is my absolute favourite day moisturizer that I have ever come across. it is super light weight and makes your skin feel so amazing and soft. It is very hydrating and is great for all skin types!

My Tip/Trick – apply before you start your makeup routine! It helps your skin stay hydrated and your makeup applies so much easier! 

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Shampoo & Conditioner

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. it’s HOW MUCH MONEY! AH! YOU ARE CRAZY!

And yes, I will agree with you. However, take a second and hear me out. After I had my boys, my hair went crazy AF. I lost so much hair and it started to really change. It became very oily and the ends dried out so much quicker than they ever did before. I tried to style my hair and it would just fall. Nothing would work! I tried different products all of the time and then  I stumbled across this shampoo/conditioner combo. My hair had never been so healthy!! It was exactly what I needed to help my hair bounce back to it’s normal self. This is definitely a splurge item, so I don’t use this for every wash.

My Tip/Trick – I only use it if I notice my hair is starting to look like it needs some TLC. Also only apply a small amount of conditioner on the ends of your hair! It makes a major difference when you keep the product at your ends.

DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo

A new moms BFF in other words. This dry shampoo really works with my dark hair (which was a struggle for me to find before I stumbled across this one). Dark hair has more shine which can in turn look greasy. This dry shampoo is the best for those days where I can’t shower and need to look presentable! I highly recommend this product!!

My Tip/Trick – Lift your hair straight out to the side of your head and spray the dry shampoo upwards into the ends of your hair. This will help create major volume in your hair! 

July Beauty New Purchases!!

Tarte Tarteist Mascara

I will be doing a full review on this mascara in upcoming weeks. If you saw on my SnapChat, you already know my thoughts! 😉

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in the colour Dark Brown

I was originally using the Brow Wiz & Brow Definer, however I was going through them SO fast! I was replacing every 5ish weeks so I wanted to try the Pomade to see the difference in the products. I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and I am LOVING this product!! If you saw my get ready with me on my Snap Chat, then you also know that I am AWFUL at doing my brows. I do love this product and would highly suggest the combo of the pomade and the ABH #14 Brow Brush. SO WORTH THE $$!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Brush in #14

See Above 🙂

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

I read great reviews on this product so I wanted to pick it up as my dark circles have gotten out of hand since becoming a mom. I don’t use it every day so I have only used it a handful of times. I will do a post about this in the future, I just want to continue to use this product to give a solid review.

Bumble & Bumble BB Don’t Blow It

I went into Sephora looking for a product to help tame my baby hairs (regrowth from hair loss after babies), and I came out with this product. It was suggested to me by one of the staff, however it did not do what she told me it does. This is a great product to throw in your hair and let it air dry. It helps tame the craziness and does help make your hair look put together. It just wasnt what I was originally looking for.

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xo, Jordyn

 

Klorane

Who doesn’t need a little help with bags and dark circles under their eyes? They are my new accessories since becoming a mom. I have found too, that if I have something planned with friends/family, the boys refuse the sleep the night before! It is the worst! I never want to look at my worst when I finally do make an appearance into public. I was getting a little desperate for some help in that area, and along came Klorane with this soothing eye patch product. It is supposed to help reduce signs of fatigue, relieve congestion, soothes eyes and provides instant freshness. Sign. Me. Up.

My eyes are DARK. Like, very dark. I do not leave my house without makeup(I rarely did before, but I sure as hell don’t do it now), so I needed something to help brighten up my dark circles and bring down the puffiness. After another night of no sleep, I put these bad boys to the test.

I received one box, which comes with 7 packs. In one pack you will find two patches. I didn’t put them in the fridge before hand, but you can do that to enhance the cooling effect if you choose to do so. I read the instructions – remove back piece, place under eye, leave for 20 minutes, remove by lifting from the outer side. Pat dry. EASY ENOUGH! Also – the one box retails for $17.25!! Super affordable!!

Once I placed the patches on my eyes, I instantly felt the cooling begin and my eyes were loving it. I walked out the bathroom only to scare my babies, but they realized everything was fine after a few seconds. I got my babies down for a nap, and before you know it, that 20 minutes was up.

I peeled the patches off and was actually shocked at how bright my eyes were. This product is not messing around! My dark circles were gone!! My eyes looked completely refreshed and the puffiness under my eyes had gone down drastically.

Apparently the special active ingredient is cornflower floral water which is what I believe to be the little miracle worker within this product!

I am definitely a major fan of these eye patches and will be purchasing them as soon as I run out of this box!!!

Thank you Klorane for the honour of reviewing your product.

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*this product was sent to me for my review, however my opinion is my own*

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xo, Jordyn

Elizabeth Arden Lipstick Review

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick Review

I was lucky enough to have this lipstick sent to me for my review, so here is my honest opinion.

The first thing I noticed is obviously the packaging. The lipstick comes in a gold casing that has the Elizabeth Arden logo on it. It is really pretty, and although I did struggle to pop it open, I actually prefer when lipsticks are harder to open. You know it will be safe in your purse with the cap on. There is really nothing worse than tossing a lipstick that you love into your bag to find the cap fell off and it somehow got gross lint on it.

The smell of this lipstick is incredible. I have a thing for lipsticks that smell great, and this one is at the top of the best smelling list in my books. I eagerly swatched the product onto my hand to see the colour and it was very beautiful. You could instantly feel like this product was a luxurious product. The colour went on so smooth, and it felt like butter. You could also see the colour was very pigmented, and although it is supposed to be a matte finish, I find there still is a more sheer finish.

When I applied the product to my lips, I absolutely loved the look of it! It is a perfect Nude colour and I was a little hesitant because most nude shades look awful on me! But I am glad that I tried it because I really do love it! Your lips also feel super moisturized while wearing this product as well, which is something you don’t typically get in a lipstick. The lipstick actually has satin texture powders to form a unique film to flex with lip movements throughout the day as well which helps your lips not feel so tight from wearing lipstick!

This lipstick comes in the following matte shades: Barely There, Bold Red, Chocolate, Coral Crush, Nude,Pink Pucker, Raspberry and Rose Petal.

This product retails for $32 which I think is actually a good price point because of the quality of lipstick, I find I am not applying as often and I am not reaching for an additional product to help my lips feel nourished. You can shop it HERE

Here are some product stats:

Key ingredients: satin texture powders, maxi lip (helps plump, and moisturize), moisture enriched pigments, mango, shea, and murmur butters, organ oils, and vitamin E.

Intense color payoff that lasts 12 hours.

Features moisture enriched pigments to protect, condition and nourish lips

93% of women said their lips felt softer, 90% said more moisturized and 75% felt lips protected.

Elizabeth Arden Lipstick

My Opinion

So, truthfully what are my thoughts? I really like this product!! I would definitely wear it to an event, or anytime I know I won’t be around my babies too much. The reason I say that is because I am constantly stealing kisses from my babies, and this product rubs off so, if I know that my babies are with a sitter and I am going out, this is definitely going to be my go-to from now on!

What is your favourite Elizabeth Arden product??

*this product was sent to me for review, however my opinions are my own*

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For years I have been using products from Tres Emme and I can tell you that not once have I ever been disappointed in one of their products.

 From their Shampoo & Conditioner to their Heat Protectant Spray.. I can’t get enough!

I wanted to share with you guys some of my go-to products from this company!

Okay so let’s start with Shampoo/Conditioner. I have been loving THIS shampoo and THIS conditioner for years. I absolutely love how my hair looks and feels after I’ve used these two together so I always make sure to have some stocked up at home.

Sticking with the shampoo theme, lets talk about Dry Shampoo. THIS one works ah-mazing! Even with my dark hair, it helps take my hair another day before a wash. I love this product!

Anytime I am using heat, I always spray my hair with THIS protectant. It works so well and it will always be a staple in my hair care kit.

Summer time is quickly approaching which means, beach days or lounging by the pool. The one product I always have with me is THIS spray. It helps create the most gorgeous effortless beach waves and your hair feels like you don’t have any product in it!! I absolutely LOVE this product!!!

When it comes to hair spray, I HATE when your hair looks wet, feels crispy or makes you very paranoid to be around any flame. THIS hair spray works so well, I absolutely LOVE it. It gives such a great hold, but not compromising the softness of your hair. I swear its a little bit of magic in a can.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Thank you for stopping by!

Ps, my little babies are both so sick, we have been having horrible sleeps and there have been a lot of tears. I am just exhausted but hoping they start to feel better before the weekend! June is such a busy month for our little fam, so stay tuned for a TON of outfit posts!

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Hello!

I have booked a few services at the Glam Bar in Winnipeg and wanted to give you all my opinion on my experience!

About 8 weeks ago, I booked a hair appointment there for a full colour and cut. I was pretty nervous to let someone else do my hair since I have been going to the same person since I was 4 years old. I needed to try somewhere new that works with mine & my husbands schedule to be able to watch the boys. I’d heard great things about this salon so I figured it was worth a shot! Walking into the salon, I was blown away by the warm welcome, and how friendly everyone was throughout the few hours I was there. The amazing woman who did my hair did an incredible job, I have received so many compliments on the cut of my hair ever since!

Approximately a month after my hair appointment, I booked manicures with my brother’s girlfriend while she was in town. Again, I left there very happy with my experience and the results.

About two weeks ago, my mother-in-law took my sister-in-law and myself out for pedicures there and again, it was such a relaxing atmosphere. It was one of the best pedicures I’ve had in a long time!!

I should also mention that I’ve had different people every time I’ve gone there so I have been very happy with all of the employees that I have crossed paths with.

This will be my go-to salon for all things beauty going forward! I truly LOVE that place!! They do everything there too! From hair, to lashes & brows, to massages and facials.. you name it, THEY DO IT!

You can check out their website HERE. AND you can book online which is super convenient!

*all images are from @theglambarwinnipeg on Instagram*

PS – Sorry I have been a little MIA lately.. Last week I fell down my stairs (just a mis-step in a half asleep state just thankful I wasn’t carrying one of my boys) so I was taking the week to recover and then we headed out to the cabin for the first time with the boys! I will be doing a blog post on the weekend!

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xo, Jordyn

I am SO excited that this year will be my very first Mothers Day. It doesn’t even seem like I’m old enough to be considered a mom LOL. Now that I am a mother, I have a total new appreciation for my parents. I am just so lucky that I will have two healthy babies and a wonderful husband to spend the day with.

In the spirit of Mothers Day, I wanted to share a gift guide for you all!

ONE || TWO || THREE || FOUR || FIVE

SIX || SEVEN || EIGHT || NINE || TEN

What are your plans for Mothers Day? Ryan told me he is going to plan the day for me so I am very excited to see what is in store! He is SO sweet!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

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xo, Jordyn

Today I wanted to share what I purchased from the Sephora VIB Sale!! You all know that sales at Sephora tend to only happen a few times a year, so I like to take advantage of them!
From my recent post of my Beauty Wish List (which you can see HERE), I purchased THIS. I have had my eye on this palette for a while and saw it as I was in the ABH section and figured WHY NOT! I have a ton of events coming up this summer and I think this palette can create so many looks.
Now the next three items I want to talk about are products that are my must have’s in my beauty bag.
I feel like no one does brow products as well as Anastasia Beverly Hills, and for a little over a year now I have been really loving the Brow Definer. I needed to pick up another one, so the sale couldn’t have come at a better time.
I have combination skin so I find with THIS product, my skin always looks flawless and I get a long-wear out of any foundation. This has been a life saver over my pregnancy!! And now I incorporate it into my daily makeup routine.
Now THIS lip balm is the absolute BEST. I use it every night before I go to sleep and I still have product on in the morning. My lips are always so soft and moisturized ever since I started using this product. I honestly love it!! It’s so worth the money too. I just had to replace one that lasted 8 months!!!
Tarte came out with THIS mascara a while back, and I have heard some incredible reviews so I figured it was worth giving it a shot! I will be doing a mascara review on this product very soon so stay tuned!!
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xo, Jordyn

foundation

Finding the right foundation for your skin can be a little tricky. It took me years and (close to) a hundred different products searching for the perfect one.

How To Pick A Foundation

It starts with what type of coverage you are looking for. From light coverage to full coverage, and everything in between. I am a full coverage type of girl. The reason being, is that I have a lot of discolouration in my skin. I get major dark circles and if I get any blemishes, it’s nice to hide those bad boys.

So, along with picking a coverage type, you need to consider the finish you want. Dewy, Satin or Matte are typically the most popular.

I always had a oily face when I was younger, so I always go to the matte side of the spectrum. Anything shiny or dewy on my face, I feel like I’m back in high school. No Thank You.

Then, you need to find a foundation that works with your skin’s undertone. There are a lot of products that come in a warm undertone or a cool undertone.

My Favourite HIGH END Foundations

Hands down my absolute FAVOURITE foundation is Too Faced Born This Way. It has a medium coverage, but you can build it up if you need to. If you apply it with a Sigma F80, you get the most flawless finish. I always get compliments on how my skin looks when I wear it!

Next up is the Marc Jacobs ReMARCable Foundation. I did a full review on it HERE. It is a full coverage, and you use hardly any product.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is another incredible product. I have been using this for a few years now and I absolutely LOVE it. It is a full coverage and doesn’t budge ALL DAY. I love not having to touch up.

Favourite Drug Store Foundation

In my eyes, there really is only one foundation that I truly LOVE from the drugstore. It is the L’Oreal True Match. Oh. My. God. It’s incredible!! Honestly it’s better than a lot of higher end products that I have tried. You cannot beat the price point and the coverage is PERFECT. This is a product I will always highly recommend!

What are some of your favourite foundations?? Share with me!

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Switching things up, I want to share some products on my Beauty Wish List, so let’s get started!

Skin Care

I have been hearing a TON about THIS body lotion and I so badly want to try it out. One of the main reasons that I want to try it out is that it is unscented. When I get out of the shower, I usually end up applying a bunch of product that has strong scents in it, so finding a great moisturizer without a strong scent is a must for me!

THIS face lotion is another item I have been dying to try out. I have heard incredible reviews about it and I think it might be the solution to my skin issues! However, I recently tried out the Sunday Riley products and did a review on them that you can find HERE if you are interested.

The eye cream that has incredible reviews that I am dying to try out, is THIS eye cream. The reviews say that it is to work wonders on fine lines. Towards the end of pregnancy, your skin retains water which plumps your skin – great for lips and smoothly fine lines – until you aren’t pregnant anymore and are sleep deprived. All of a sudden your fine lines seem  to be magnified and dark circles are in full effect. Finding something to mask these issues is a MUST for me.

When it comes to self tanning, I love THIS product. I bought it two summers ago and loved it. It is time to replace the bottle I have for a fresh start to this summer. I highly recommend it!

I have been eyeing up one of THESE for a couple years now. Everyone that I know who has one, has the most beautiful and healthy looking skin. It’s cleanliness on an whole other level!! I so badly need this product!!

Hair Care

 In every blogger’s comments you will see people asking “what did you use to curl your hair?” and 9 times out of 10 it is THIS curling set. It creates the most gorgeous curls and I love that it is interchangeable for different size barrels.

The shampoo I love is THIS one and THIS hair spray are on my “really want” list. I tried it out in the sample sizes when the set was part of the rewards boutique at Sephora, and my hair LOVED this brand. My hair has been a little crazy over the last year from all of the hormonal changes my body has had, so finding something that worked at any stage has been a little tough.

Makeup

 THIS eye palette I have had my eye on for a long time, but just haven’t actually purchased! It is so stunning, I think it would be a staple in anyone’s beauty collection.

Dior has some incredible beauty products that I would love to get my hands on. I am currently wanting a few lip products that you can find HERE and HERE. I also LOVE THIS mascara. I have been using it for years and I keep going back to it. It is hands down my favourite mascara.

What are some products that you are dying to get your hands on?

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