Nicki Minaj Perfume Review

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Nicki Minaj is one of my favorite celebrities, so I wanted to give all her perfumes a try. Currently she has seven released (I was unable to find Queen and Minajesty Exotic in stores) but I am going to review her five most popular ones─Pink Friday, Minajesty, The Pink Print, Onika, and Trini Girl.

#1: Pink Friday

Pink Friday Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s debut scent is called Pink Friday which was released in 2012, named after her debut album Pink Friday which was released in 2010. Her first signature scent has a uniquely shaped bottle, with her face and pink wig as the cap and glass body as the bottle. Special editions of the perfume even include a gold chain around the rapper’s neck with her name on it. Out of all of her fragrances, I would say that this one is definitely the most girly out of the scents. It’s playful, sweet, and perfect for a young woman or teenager as a first perfume. My favorite place to wear this scent is out with friends. It’s definitely a scent for the daytime and perfect for springtime. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Pink-Friday-16078.html

#2: Minajesty

Minajesty Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s second released scent was titled Minajesty and came out in 2013, a year after her first perfume. The bottle again features her face and pink wig for the cap and diamond lingerie clad body as the bottle. Although the scent has similar fruity and sweet notes like Pink Friday, this scent is a lot sultrier and is more spicy. My favorite place to wear this scent is out on dates. The scent is definitely a nighttime scent and is perfect for the summertime. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Minajesty-18900.html

#3: Onika

Onika Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s third perfume was released in 2014 and is called Onika, named after herself (that’s right, her real name is not Nicki). The bottle features a more natural side of Nicki, with her face and black hair as the cap and a sexy black corset as the bottle. The scent is very feminine and mature. My favorite place to wear this is at work or at professional events. The scent is filled with notes of floral and citrus─perfect for day or night and works good for all seasons. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Onika-25913.html

#4: The Pink Print 

The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj for womenNicki Minaj’s fourth perfume was released in 2015 to promote her studio album The Pink Print which was released in 2014. The bottle features her face with purple lipstick and a pink wig as the cap, and the same purple fingerprint design as her album cover features as the bottle. The scent is extremely fresh smelling and reminds me of the scent of shampoo after a shower. It’s a very clean, crisp, and fresh smell. If you want to smell clean, this is definitely the scent for you. The scent is a daytime perfume and is perfect for any season. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/The-Pinkprint-31669.html

#5: Trini Girl

Trini Girl Nicki Minaj for womenThe last Nicki Minaj fragrance we’ll be reviewing is her Trini Girl perfume, released in 2016. Named after her birthplace of Trinidad, and has notes similar to Onika but with a spicier twist, with notes of blood orange and litchi. The scent was produced by beauty mogul Elizabeth Arden. The bottle features her face and long black hair as the cap and pink bodied bottle. The scent is perfect for all occasions, no matter time of day or season. Click here to purchase → https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nicki-Minaj/Trini-Girl-41709.html

Now, I will say that although all the fragrances are wonderfully scented and perfect for women of all ages, the scents are weaker than other perfumes and do not last very long. However, they are cheaper than other celebrity endorsed fragrances on the market which makes up for it. I have been collecting her perfumes since Pink Friday was released in 2012, and I can’t wait to see the other fragrances that Nicki Minaj has up her sleeve!

Which one is your favorite? Which one are you excited to try?


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Lush Haul Spring 2019

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Welcome back bloggers to another haul from one of my go-to stores — Lush! This edition will be for their line of items for spring 2019. For this haul, I picked up some new releases, as well as some current favorites. Let’s get right into it. ❤

GRL PWR Bubble Bar

Just released for Mother’s Day, spice up your life and your tub with this flower-scented bubble bath. Blue and pink hues swirl together to create frothy purple perfection perfumed with uplifting bergamot, sensual ylang ylang and grounding cedarwood.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/grl-pwr/09295.html

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Pop Bubble Bar

Get bathing down to a fine (pop) art by crumbling this fruity buchu and Sicilian lemon bubble bar under the tap. Fans of sweet citrus baths will love the stream of bergamot bubbles and popping candy that crackle as you soak. Delight bathing enthusiasts and bath artists alike with a bubbly treat that’s sure to make a big splash.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bubble-bars/pop/09340.html

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Hunny Bear Massage Bar

Just for Mother’s Day, this warm and fuzzy massage bar is packed with cocoa and shea butters that melt effortlessly into skin to make a silky smooth massage oil or skin-conditioning moisturizer. It smells sweet like sugar and vanilla and is insanely cute.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/body/massage-bars/hunny-bear/09312.html

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Sushi Bath Bomb

When your skin needs some sustenance, roll into the tub with this fizzer for a creamy, uplifting soak. Sink into soothing, opaque waters while the zesty Brazilian orange and Sicilian red mandarin oil work their wonders on your tired senses. The middle of the bath bomb can work as either a moisturizing center, or can be popped out and held under running water for a bubble bath experience. Don’t forget to drop the rest of the bath bomb to your water once the tub is filled up!

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/new-bath-bombs/sushi/09230.html

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Sakura Bath Bomb

When the cherry blossoms burst forth in springtime in Japan, it’s tradition to take a picnic to the park and enjoy the gorgeous, fragrant display.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/sakura/02159.html

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Guardian Of The Forest Bath Bomb

Find the spirit of the forest, dappled with mossy greens and soft with the shimmer of luster. Prickly on the senses at first, the scent of calming cypress and mystical oakmoss absolute will embrace you, drawing you into the bright, sunlit heart of this woodland bomb.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/bath-bombs/guardian-of-the-forest/05992.html

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The Olive Branch Bath Bomb

Sink into this citrusy cocktail filled with fragrant, hydrating oils to soothe your skin and invigorate your mind.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/new-bath-bombs/the-olive-branch/09238.html

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Lamb Bath Bomb

After scouring Lush’s website, it appears that this little cutie was a limited edition for Easter and is no longer available to purchase on their website. Still, it was too adorable not to share. The Lamb bath bomb is two bath bombs in one — one for the head and one for the torso. Also I got a super rare one, both sides of the head had a face on it! The employee told me it was a manufacturer error, as it was supposed to only come with the face on one side. 

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Monster Bath Bomb

Unfortunately this one also seems to be a limited time item, as it is no longer for sale on their website. But, look at how adorable that little face is! Similar to the lamb, the monster is also a bath bomb duo consisting of two bath bombs to make up its body.

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Scrubee Body Butter

This is one that I have gotten plenty of times before, as it is one of my favorite items that Lush carries. The Scrubee is a little bee shaped tool that acts as both a body scrub and a moisturizer. Use the front of the bee to exfoliate and the back to massage the butters into your skin. The scent is a warm vanilla and honey combination that you will enjoy thoroughly.

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/shower/body-butters-conditioners/scrubee/07188.html

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Cherryish Body Scrub

This is another stock up for me! Ever since they released this deliciousness for Valentine’s Day in 2017, it was such a big hit that they decided to bring it back permanently. It’s a chocolate cherry scented body scrub after all — what’s not to love?!

Purchase here →  https://www.lush.ca/en/shower/body-scrubs/cherryish/07917.html

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Carrot Cake Lip Scrub

The new carrot cake lip scrub is so delicious. It’s packed with lots of vitamins and moisturizers to give your lips the treatment they deserve. The scent is full of cinnamon and ginger notes, with a hint of carroty cake. 

Purchase here → https://www.lush.ca/en/face/lip-scrubs-and-balms/carrot-cake/09285.html

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Too Faced “Peach Perfect” Review

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Good evening bloggers and happy springtime! Finally, the sun is shining and the weather is starting to warm up. Goodbye coats and scarfs, and hello to t-shirts and sunglasses! 

Recently, I decided to try the Peach Perfect line by the brand Too Faced. Too Faced happens to be one of my most favorite cosmetic lines on the planet, so I was super excited to try this one. All of the items are peach scented. Just note, I did not have the chance to try out all of the products from this collection. Right after these were purchased, they released their Peach Perfect lip balms and lip scrubs, as well as eye shadows and lipsticks. However, I was able to grab their foundation, setting powder, primer, setting spray, and one of the eye shadow palettes.

Without further ado, let’s get started! 

Primer

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The Primed & Peachy primer was awesome. Not only does it smell terrific with its peaches-and-cream-esque scent, but it was so smooth and easy to apply. The cooling matte formula was not heavy, but a light formula, making it feel light and cool on your skin, leaving your skin and pores free to breathe. I found my makeup lasted a lot longer while wearing this, and gave it a matte appearance. 

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/primed-peachy-cooling-matte-perfecting-primer-peaches-cream-collection-P422851?icid2=products%20grid:p422851:product

Foundation

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The foundation I purchased was in the shade Light Beige. Now, although overall I thought that this was indeed a good product, there were some cons as well. It says transfer resistant on the package, but I found that when wearing it, it would come off easily onto clothes, even with the application of a setting powder and spray. I also prefer a more full coverage foundation, so although this made my skin look fantastic, it did not cover as much as I generally would like. The pros? Like all of the other products, the sweet, peachy smell is wonderful. Most foundations are not scented, so it is a refreshing change to be wearing such a sweet perfume on your face. Not only did this product give me a great complexion and tone, but the product itself is very bright looking and gave my skin a radiant effect.

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-perfect-comfort-moisture-matte-foundation-peaches-cream-collection-P422601?icid2=products%20grid:p422601:product

Setting Powder

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Similar to the foundation, the setting powder gives a wonderfully radiant, glamorous, and glowing look. It also mattifyed any shiny or oily skin that the foundation did not cover. The powder is light and airy, so it does not weigh your makeup down. 

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-perfect-mattifying-setting-powder-peaches-cream-collection-P422448?icid2=products%20grid:p422448:product

Setting Spray

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After your whole look is complete, make sure to finish it off with the Peach Mist mattifying setting spray. This spray reminded me of another setting spray by Too Faced which is the Hangover setting spray. Both provide a smooth finish and a long lasting effect. With this product, my makeup would last pretty much throughout the day without creasing or wiping off. I wouldn’t say it’s the best setting spray that I have ever used, but I definitely still liked it!

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/peach-mist-mattifying-setting-spray-peaches-cream-collection-P422850?icid2=products%20grid:p422850:product

Eye Shadow Palette 

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Lastly, I tried the White Peach multi-dimensional eye shadow palette. If you were wondering—yes, this too is peach scented. The shades range from matte to sparkly, and everything in between. This palette is the lighter version so all of the shades are on the softer end of the spectrum. The pigmentation is pretty good but not perfect, as it fades. Thought that is understandable as the colors are not as vibrant as other palettes. I still love this palette, especially Peach Ice, which is perfect to put on your waterline and in the corners of your eyelids to really make your eyes pop.

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Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/white-peach-eye-shadow-palette-P108675309?icid2=products%20grid:p108675309:product

Bonus

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As a special bonus, I also wanted to share my absolutely favorite mascara of all time that will make any look complete. Yup, it’s the Better Than Sex mascara by none other than Too Faced! After trying this mascara a couple years back, I will never go to any other mascara again. It thickens, lengthens, and adds so much volume without the hassle of falsies. Plus, how cute is this limited edition packaging for their twentieth birthday?!

Purchase here: https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?icid2=products%20grid:p381000:product

Thanks so much for reading! XOXO

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Favorite Bath Bombs From Amazon ♡

Hello readers and happy summer! For me, summertime is a great time to relax. And nothing is more relaxing than a hot bath, especially with bubbles or bath bombs! Today I’m going to be revealing some of my favorites that I found from Amazon with the links so you guys can go grab some too—and both products are eligible for Amazon Prime. ❤

ME! Bath Bombs — Birthday Cake Scent

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Birthday cake and bath bombs are the two best things on this planet, so put them both together and you have something special. These come with six in each pack and are scented just like vanilla birthday cake. Each bath bomb has purifying minerals and six oil blends in them for super soft skin. They come in nine different scents: Birthday Cake, Cucumber Melon, Milk & Honey, Papaya Nectar, Gotta Have It Pomegranate, Summer Rain, Love, ME! and Lavender Lullaby. Purchase from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/ME-Bath-Handmade-Bombs-Hawaiian/dp/B06ZY6S7RR?th=1

Premium Nature Bath Bombs — Organizing & Moisturizing 

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These bath bombs are great because they’re organic and inspired by nature. All of the scents are very fresh and earthy smelling. Not only are they organic, but they also are packed with moisturizers for a moisturizing soak. The six scents included in this pack are: Zen, Strength, Invigorate, Wellness, Dreamy Night, and Yoga. Some of the ingredients featured in these bath bombs are: Coco Butter, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sea Salts, giving much needed moisture to those suffering from eczema, psoriasis and typical dry skin problems. Purchase from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/Bath-Bombs-Gift-Set-Anniversary/dp/B01BVTPDFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527646826&sr=8-1&keywords=premium+nature+bath+bombs


Enjoy your new favorite bath bombs. 

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Summer & Fall Lush Haul 2017

Good evening bloggers! I’ve decided to share with you some of my fave Lush products from mid to late 2017. Of course I will be heading soon to Lush to stock up on the wintertime and Christmas goodies, but for now, here’s some of my favorites that I’ve picked up from August to October 2017.

1.) Rainbow Bath Oils

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There are so many reasons that I love these little bath tablets. Not only do they smell fabulous, but there are so many uses for them, and they support a great cause. You can use them as a shampoo, a body wash, or as a bubble bath. Since there are seven of them, they last quite a long time, and each one comes with a unique fruity fragrance. Plus, each one sold donates some of the profits to Japanese children who are living in unsafe conditions and unable to play outside. So next time you’re at Lush, go grab yourself a tube of these fun rainbow multipurpose bath oil tablets and make a difference in the world while you’re at it. Here’s the link to purchase: https://www.lush.ca/en/bath/fun/rainbow/06581.html

2.) August 2017 Haul

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This haul included many different items, including:

  • Pink Bath Bomb
  • Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar
  • Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb
  • Karma Bubble Bar
  • Scrubee Body Scrub Bar
  • Chocolate Lip Scrub
  • Bling Toothpaste Tablets 

I love Lush because not only are their products all natural and against animal testing, but they are also incredibly unique. Rather than the waste toothpaste can create, their toothy tablets are a great alternative to standard toothpaste. The chocolate lip scrub works wonders, and all of the bath products are fantastically fragrant and make your skin feel soft and smooth after a nice, relaxing bath. All of these products get a thumbs up from me. 

3.) September 2017 Haul

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My September haul consisted of lots of products I have never tried before, including their masks for hands and salted coconut body scrub. The products I tried are as follows:

  • Rosy Cheeks Face Mask
  • Golden Handshake Hand Mask
  • Salted Coconut Body Scrub
  • Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb 
  • Rocket Science Bath Bomb 
  • Yuzu and Cocoa Bubble Bar

Unlike other face masks, the Rosy Cheeks mask actually made my skin tingle. It felt so nice and made my skin look so bright and refreshed afterwards. Now, I haven’t actually gotten around to using the hand mask yet, but the salted coconut scrub is the ultimate scrub for your skin, especially dry hands. And, as always, the bath products were amazing. I loved the Yuzu and Cocoa bubble bar; it had such an amazing chocolaty yet sweet fragrance. 

4.) October 2017 Haul

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How cute are these? By far, the holiday ones (Halloween and Christmas) are the most clever designs. These cuties are:

  • Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb
  • Pumpkin Bath Bomb
  • Bewitched Bubble Bar
  • Ectoplasm Bath Bomb 

You may still be able to find these at Lush, but probably not. All the Christmas stock has taken over; but hey, you might get lucky. These Halloween bath bombs are scary good, with sweet fragrances and cute designs. 

That’s all for this haul. Stay tuned soon for my haul of winter and Christmas 2017 Lush goodies! 

Until next time,

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Adorable Goodies: Macaroon Bath Bombs

The other day I was looking around the mall when I popped into Ardène and went to their accessory/beauty section. Immediately I noted their adorable products, mostly their bright pink macaroon bath bombs. At first I wasn’t sure what it was because I had never seen a bath bomb shaped as a macaroon before. And I fell in love! The scent is super sweet and girly, leaving you feeling silky smooth with a hint of candy smelling sweetness. Plus, the shape is a bright pink macaroon. What’s not to love?!

You can pick these up at Ardène for $6.50 CAD each. Maybe next time they’ll make a pizza bath bomb. Now that would be perf. 

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Zoella Beauty Products Review

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Zoella Beauty Products Review

Hello everyone! It’s been quite a while since my previous blog post, but I decided to get back into the hang of things with a review from one of my favourite bloggers and YouTubers: British blogger and style icon, Zoe Sugg, also known as Zoella. She has been so successful from her 2009 breakthrough on the web and since then has made a brand for herself. I decided to pick up a few of her most notable items and decided to give them a try. Here’s my 100% honest review! Enjoy! 🙂 

Zoella Lace Collar Purse 

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This purse was definitely one of the items that I was most excited for. I mean, look how perfect it is. It is elegant, a royal blue shade, has Zoella’s signature writing, and it looks glossy. And it is all of those things, though I was disappointed in the size. I had planned to fit a lot of makeup in it and use it as a makeup bag, but it’s about the size of a clutch purse. I made use out of it by storing beauty blenders inside. This item is absolutely adorable, good quality, and a must have for all beauty and Zoella fans. Definitely a great buy. 

Zoella Soak Opera Bath & Shower Cream

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When they say bath & shower cream, they’re not kidding around. This is seriously the creamiest bath & shower product I have ever used. A lot of shower gels are really liquidy, like the ones you get from Bath & Body Works. But this one is so creamy and lathers into your skin. When you’re taking a bath, you can feel your body soaking up in this delicious treat. The fragrance is very soft and subtle. What I like about it is, it’s a new take on scents for women. A lot of products these days are either really sweet smelling like candy or smell of cheap perfume but this one smells like a very elegant, beautiful, feminine fragrance which I absolutely love.

Zoella Fizz Bar Squares

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Much like the Zoella Soak Opera cream, this fizz bar has an amazing feminine fragrance and makes bath time the best time. It makes your bath smell amazing, your skin soft and lightly fragranced and has a calm, soothing aroma that fills your tub and leaves you with high spirits. Again, another great buy. 

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All in all, Zoella Beauty products are amazing and I can’t wait to check out more of her stuff. She also released a new line lately that are products for your home including pillows, journals, pencils, and more. Stay up to date with Zoella and her lifestyle and beauty products by clicking here. 

Thanks for reading! xoxo

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