My Sephora VIB Fall 2016 Sale Haul

It’s that time of year again….the SEPHORA VIB SALE!

Twice a year Sephora launches a brief 20% off sale for their VIB and VIB Rouge Beauty Insiders (ie. second and third tier loyalty members).   I took advantage of this sale and picked up a selection of my beauty essentials, new favourites, splurges, an anniversary gift, and a free point purchase.

In today’s blog, I decided to only include images and descriptions (from the Sephora website) instead of including my full reviews and/or swatches of each product, like I usually do.  I thought this would be a great opportunity to hear from you about which of the listed products you would like me to review, swatch, compare to competitors…etc (not to mention, prevent this post from being insanely long).

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Urban Decay’s Grand Opening Party (Metrotown Store)

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On September 10, 2016, Urban Decay will be opening it’s first Canadian freestanding store at Metropolis at Metrotown (in Burnaby, BC), carrying Urban Decay’s full line of cosmetics, plus exclusive “boutique lifestyle” products.

I just received an invite to the Grand Opening Party and wanted to share it with all you lovelies incase you would like to attend as well! Click here to RSVP.

“Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. Feminine, dangerous and fun, it appeals to women who relish their individuality and dare to express it. From our insane range of velvety Eyeshadows—including the bestselling (and often-copied) Naked Palettes—to our award-winning eye liners, budge-proof mascaras and legendary Makeup Setting Sprays, we’ve been shaking up the industry for over 15 years.” (

Check out my Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 reviews & swatches, prior to the party, to help guide you through some of their 100 lipstick shades.  😉

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Unique Blogger Award: Submission & Nominations

Thank you Emily Rose for nominating me for the Unique Blogger Award!  I’m very flattered and appreciative 🙂

When I first received the nomination I was so excited!  But then, to be honest, when I started reading the post I thought it sounded like a modern day Chain Letter (ie. needing to nominate/link another group of people to accept the nomination).  BUT THEN I got excited again…this is my opportunity to share a little more about myself with my readers and highlight bloggers that I follow.

I hope that the bloggers that I have nominated see it the same way and leverage this opportunity to share more about themselves with their readers too!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers to receive this award.
  • Ask your nominees 3 UNIQUE questions.
  • Include one meme and one quote you really like.
  • Add a link to the awards creator:
    (I’m not sure…it’s either Flower in a Rainy Day or teengirlmeetsworld)

Here are the questions that Emily Rose asked me:

How would you describe your blogging style?

I try to write like I speak – casual but professional with lots of silly side comments. I speak from my heart and give my honest opinions but in the most respectful way possible (see my quote below).  I always make sure there is a purpose to everything I write whether it’s for motivation, education, or pure entertainment.

What is your greatest strength and weakness?

I would say that my greatest strength is to see the silver lining in every situation.  I’ve been given the nickname “Sunshine” from a couple different people cause I have the natural ability to make people smile and get through hard times.  As for my greatest weakness –  I don’t believe in the word “weakness”, as it implies that it’s something bad that you are stuck with, so let’s call it “areas you would like to improve”.  For me it’s my talkative nature.   It’s been identified several times in my life that I talk alot in both positive and negative lights…but it’s always been an insecurity of mine.   I’m a natural talker, which my friends say they love as “you’re not one of those who just ‘talks to talk’…  you just have alot of fun interesting stories”, however, I know it’s an area I need to be aware of and control in a work environment.  As a Marketing Manager, effective communication is key!

What is your perfect pizza? (Important question from the pizza-queen  aka me!)

Tough question!  So many to choose from, but trying to avoid writing a novel… The pizza that comes to the top of my head is one with LOTS of different mushrooms, arugula, green onions, and hot peppers with light pesto sauce and a variety of cheeses…..fresh out of the over with a thin-medium crust (not greasy)….maybe more of a flatbread pizza.  That being said, I also love pineapple on pizza…but don’t think it would be very good with the one I listed below.   :p

Meme that I like:


Quote that I like:


I’m thrilled to nominate the following bloggers for the Unique Blogger Award:

  1. ShayFabs
  2. Pores For Thought
  3. Molly a la Mode
  4. Living Disrobed
  5. Lipstick With it
  6. ThuTalksBeauty
  7. Emmaelsewhere
  8. SloppySwatches
  9. BeatFaceFridayy
  10. Hey Sharonoox

Here are the questions I would like you to answer in your submission:

  • If money was no object, what would you do all day?
  • What is your favorite memory?
  • What animal best represents you and why?
    (my fiance says that I’m a Lion…95% of the time a sweet kitty, but if you disrespect me, I can get feisty (in a respectful way of course))

Also, don’t forget to include your favourite meme and quote!

Thanks for reading my post and congratulations to my nominees.
Make sure to “like” this if you would like me to do more of these award type posts, if I’m lucky enough to be nominated again.

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