Thursday, 15 January 2015

NEW JOE Fresh Botanical Skincare Line!

HELLLLOOO My boootiful peeeepss!!

JOE Fresh Skincare has finally landed at your local superstore / Lobaws locations! It ranges from $12-$19 regular price. I've always loved the packaging on their products! So simple and chic! 

IF you have tried it out, please let me know if you like it :) 


Sunday, 11 January 2015


HIII Peeps :)

I wanted to let you know that I shamelessly made the VIB rouge this past year... For those of you who do not know, you must spend $1000+ to get this membership in ONE calendar year. Whoops!

I went during christmas season and wasnt able to get my welcome gift and they informed me to come back and get the card on my next visit! Lucky for me I did a shipment online (but the VIB Rouge Card was not included) and got the Bite AND the Marc Jacobs lipsticks! Both shades are exclusive only to VIB Rouge Holders.


I have 240 in So Rouge from Marc Jacobs (2015) 

as well as the Bite Lipstick in Bite for VIB Rouge! 


xoxo Melissa

Monday, 5 January 2015



Making a better effort to be EVERYWHERE ;) Anyways I decided to make this video on a request from Natalie my friend who wanted to goal set! 

This video contains 2 SUPER easy DIYs :) 
1 -  DIY Goals Board
2 -  Happy Jar!! 

Remember to use SMART Goals Concept!
S = Specific 
What will the goal accomplish? How and why will it be accomplished? 
M = Measurable
How will you measure whether or not the goal has been reached.
A = Achievable
Is it possible? Have others done it successfully? Do you have the necessary knowledge,
skills, abilities, and resources to accomplish the goal?
R = Results
What is the reason, purpose, or benefit of accomplishing the goal? 
T = Time
What is the established completion date and does that completion date create a practical
sense of urgency?


7 Categories for Goal Setting

1) Personal Goals
  • How can I improve myself? 
  • What are things that I personally want to work on? 
  • Ex: By March 30, 2015 I will arrive at events that I commit to because I am always late for events and cancel last minute. If I do not, I will not be a reliable person to make plans with and have a reputation for being flakey.
2) Health & Fitness 
  • What are my fitness goals? Do I want to be healthy, skinny or maintain my weight? 
  • What can I do to achieve these goals? 
  • Ex: By April 30, 2015 I want to get to 17%-19% Body Fat by doing resistance training at least 3 times a week and maintaining a diet of being meatless on Mondays. 
    • After I achieve this I want to maintain my weight 
    • I want to focus on tightening my body with toned arms, legs, back by strength training.. 

3) Legacy
  • What kind of legacy am I leaving behind when I am gone? 
  • Who will I have affected? Was it in a good way or bad? 
  • Ex: Always be known for positivity 

4) Career
  • Where do you want to be in 5 years with your job?
  • Do I want to further my education, to broaden my career choices? 
  • Ex: By the time I am 25 years old I want to be making $60k a year working in Hospitality and Tourism 
    • By the age of 30 I want to be in a management role, by being in the industry for over 10 years, I would have gained enough experience to be in this position  

5) Fun/Recreation
  • What do you want to do for fun? 
  • Ex: I want to backpack across Europe etc.
    • Go skydiving, surfing in Tofino 

6) Financial
  • Create a budget and stick to it? 
  • What amount do you want to save?
  • What is the income you want to be earning at different parts of your life? 
  • How much money do you need to sustain the life you want... Comfortably, Luxury etc.
  • Ex: In August 2019, I want to make at least $25/hour doing the job I love 
    • 8 Years from now, have enough money saved to put a downpayment on a house
    • Lifetime: Live comfortably and save money for kids! 

7) Relationships

  • What kind of aspects do I want to work on in each life? 
    • Life/Family & Personal Friends 
    • Work Life 
    • Significant Other?
  • Ex: Continue to push all my friends to be the best versions of themselves
    • Always be patient and understanding in any situation and COMMUNICATE ALL PROBLEMS and uncertainties because keeping it to myself makes me feel upset and the other person confused as they do not know what is going through my head. 

I hope all these strategies help, and if you need any clarifications... PLEASE LET ME KNOW In the Comments below! 

Friday, 2 January 2015

Sephora 2015 Beauty Insider Birthday Present... NARS LIP PENCIL


I am so excited!! I saw the sneak peek of the Beauty Insider NARS Lip pencils back in December and was SO EXCITED. After a long month... I finally GOT IT! 

It comes with two lip pencils (0.06 Oz)
  • NARS Statin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (Top) 
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (Bottom) 

Swatches!!! Left: Cruella         Right: Rikugien

I honestly think this is by far one of the BEST birthday presents that Sephora has unveiled to its loyal customers! The fact that the Nars Digital World Lip Pencil Set  is worth $56 CAD, and it contains 5 Lip pencils (2 Matte, 3 Satin x 0.06 oz.) is SUCH A GOOD PRESENT. This mini present here is worth $22.40 CAD! ($56/5 = $22.40 - not including the case)

Do I think its worth the Digital set? Yes, if you love the NARS Lip pencils, the set offers 5 OTHER colours that are different from the two given in the birthday present. They are SUCH a good bargain in terms of how much the product offers compared to a full sized NARS Lip pencil which is 0.07 oz... a 0.02 difference! Plus, the full sized costs $31 CAD.

I personally don't think I could ever spend that much on one product, this is why I love the holidays... However if you are in a money crunch, definitely save that money because this sweet sample kit will give you both formulas to try :)

Don't forget to keep smiling :D