H&M Conscious Haul + First Impressions

I’m all on board for H&M’s conscious collection if it adds up to everything they market it to be! Recently I’ve decided to try to shop as ethically as possible, but because I spent half my money on tuition and books it’s been a tough go of it. I rely on fast fashion brands like H&M not because I need disposable clothes, but because I need affordable clothes. Now that H&M has a conscious collection, I thought I would do a little haul and review for all the other people out there who, like me, have a conscious, but don’t have an extensive income.

What is it? 

H&M’s #Conscious collection is one of their sustainability initiatives. It aims to provide H&M shoppers with access to consciously created clothing ‘basics.’ In the past few years H&M has adopted a number of sustainability related initiatives; another popular one is their clothes donation. At any H&M store, shoppers can donate old or unused clothes for 15% off, and H&M will recycle these clothes by using them to make new ones.

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DHC Mascara Review | Emma Watson’s Beauty Routine

blog 8.jpgAloha pals! I closely followed Emma Waton’s Beauty and the Beast press tour through her Instagram @the_press_tour account, which can I just say was a great idea. Her goal on the tour was to use as many sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty free products as possible, which she then shared on her instagram, and in interviews! It’s all lovely and well because as much as I’d love to buy products like those, I have such a hard time finding affordable options! During her press tour Emma did an interview with IntoTheGloss (aloha Glossier!) where she went over her beauty routine and her favourite beauty products. I’ve decided to try a handful of them out and give you an in depth review of the product, it’s ethical benefits, and it’s affordability. Continue reading

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MAC Select Cover Up | Review

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Mac’s Select Cover Up concealer is another one of my favourite Mac products, and my absolute favourite high-coverage concealer. On MAC’s website it’s rated at 4.5/5 and after using it religiously for a few months, I can totally see why. Last week I talked about Mac’s Face and Body Foundation – both of which I bought because I saw how incredible they worked on Perrie Edwards’ Makeup Tutorial, and I haven’t been disappointed in either! I’ve been using this concealer pretty much every time I’ve worn makeup since Christmas, so I’ve tried applying it a few different ways and I’m finally ready to post a thorough review! If you’re looking for a high coverage concealer to cover redness or under eye circles, look no further.  Continue reading

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MAC’s Face + Body Foundation | Review

f 1I first fell in love with MAC’s Face and Body foundation because it’s packaging looked so cool and professional, and I wanted to be the kind of person who owned and used that kind of makeup (guilty!). I’m not going to lie, the first time I saw it was on Perrie Edward’s Makeup Tutorial, and I commented asking what she used because (obv) she looked like a dream. A lovely fellow viewer cued me in on the Face + Body foundation (and the select cover up, there’s a review coming for that too!) and ever since it’s been on my wishlist. I’ve been using it for months now, and I think it’s about time I posted an in depth review.  Continue reading

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Thrift Store Haul

busHello and welcome!! Today I’m sharing a thrift store haul, my top 5 tips for a successful thrifting trip, and why I think thrift shopping is so important! Watch my haul below, or scroll down to see my tips and tricks. Continue reading

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Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

For obvious reasons, this is my go-to pick me up cookie recipe. I love love LOVE using old recipes that have been passed down generations, it makes the baking a more intimate and meditative experience in my opinion because you (after awhile) know the recipe like the back of your hand, and you feel connected to something or someone who might not be around anymore.

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Monochrome, Monochrome, Monochrome

Let me say it one more time: MONOCHROME! Monochrome – also known as all and only black and white – is a huuuuge trend in fashion for Spring. Dior (Ready to wear) and Calvin Klein (menswear) both had almost entirely monochromed runways. And now I can’t type monochrome without giggling, it’s all too much!

There are two great things about an all black and white trend – you probably already have everything you need in your closet and it’s versatile enough that you can still put your own style and spin on things. Here are three monochromed looks that I put together that I think both express different aspects of my own style, and look on trend. Continue reading

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