The OPI Skyfall Collection is certainly nothing new, in fact, it was the holiday collection in 2012. However, I saw an old photo of a manicure that I had done back then that I wanted to re-create/enhance. This was the beautiful combination that is OPI Skyfall and OPI The Man with the Golden Gun. Just for fun, I decided to throw in a little OPI Goldeneye as well. OPI The Man With the Golden Gun will always have a special place in my heart as one of my best friends gave it to me back in 2012 as a birthday gift ❤️
As you can see OPI Skyfall is a beautiful oxblood colour that pairs perfectly with gold. The OPI Man with the Golden Gun 18k gold fleck top coat looks like it was made for it! I decided to also add in a chevron accent using OPI Goldeneye which I think makes this manicure even better! Continue reading →
Hi guys! It’s been another busy week! If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that I’m pet-sitting for my family while they are on vacation so I have EIGHT animals under my care including my fur-babies. This consists of four dogs, three rabbits and one cat. It’s a little bit hectic, but alas, I did get some blogging done so if you missed any posts you will find links to them all right here!
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Hi guys! Another week has blown right by and we’re almost ready to say goodbye to November. How did that happen? If you missed any of this week’s posts you can find links to them all right here!
My attempt at being okay with the recent snow fall!
Getting into the holiday spirit with 5 of my go-to holiday party appropriate lipsticks!
A quick review, makeup look and swatches of this beautiful eyeshadow palette!
Pressed for time but want to look polished before running errands? Here’s a quick look I pulled together for that exact scenario!
I hope you all have a beautiful week!
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Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I did a wish list so I thought it would be fun to do one focused on products that I am eyeing up for the summer months. I don’t generally follow season-specific rules, but as the weather changes so does the needs of my skin, and I just find myself reaching for brighter colours!
Urban Decay | Vice Lipstick
Vanity Kills (Mega Matte)
Backtalk (Comfort Matte)
I’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Vice Lipsticks from Urban Decay, mainly because I love, love, love their Revolution Lipsticks. I’m really hoping these will be just as good, or better! I do like the different formulas in the range and like usual, I am drawn to the mattes. I would love to try all the formulas, but right now I am enticed by Vanity Kills (Mega Matte) and Backtalk (Comfort Matte). Vanity Kills looks like a fun lavender shade for the summer. Backtalk looks like a perfect everyday mauvey-nude which would go with a more “natural” looking every day look. I tend to wear less makeup on an average summer day since I’m doing more outdoor activities like going for a walk, hike or spending the weekend at the cottage.
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Palette
I absolutely loved the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette (and still do!) so it is no surprised I am drawn to this beauty. This looks like a beautiful array of pinks and warm-toned shades that again, would be perfect for the summer! There looks like there are some great neutrals for a very simple look, but lots of brights if you want to add some colour! Continue reading →
Hi guys! Another month has passed and it is time to go over the books that I read this month. For those of you who don’t know, I made a commitment to myself to read a minimum of two books each month this year. I’ve always been an avid reader, but in this day and age of technology, it is hard to make the time to sit down and enjoy a book.
With that said, this is what I have read this month! Continue reading →
Hi guys! I’m back with another Mani Monday! I’ve taken a few weeks off from the Mani Monday series, I just haven’t had time to paint my nails lately. I had a Christmas party to attend last Saturday and I was wearing red so I thought it would be nice to do red nails as well. I’m not usually matchy-matchy but I hadn’t worn this polish in awhile so I went for it. I also didn’t have much time and I knew this polish would apply well with just two thin coats. Continue reading →
Hi guys! I was nominated for the Lovely Blog Award by the always lovely Alice from Alice’s Wonderland! Thank you so much for the nomination! I really recommend checking out her blog, her posts are always a joy to read!
Here are the rules to this award:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog;
- List the rules and display the award;
- State 7 facts about yourself;
- Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know.
7 Facts About Me
- I love playing video games. My favourites include any Pokemon gameboy game, Paper Mario, The Sims, and currently, Diablo III.
- Since the show Friends went off the air, I make a point to try to watch the whole series once every year or so. Even though I’ve seen each episode several times, I still laugh as if I’ve never seen them.
- I haven’t been my natural hair colour in fourteen years. I’m naturally blonde which seems to surprise people. My hair has mostly been an almost black brown over the years.
- I’m very crafty. I’ve been known to track glitter around the house after my numerous Pinterest-inspired craft projects.
- I love to cook. I love trying new recipes and surprising my husband with them.
- I love Superheroes. My favourite superhero is Black Widow. I find her absolutely fascinating and she is so fierce.
- I am such a worrier. I worry about everything and anything. I’m trying to be better about this, but I’ve been like this my whole life so it is pretty hard to change.
I’m going to take a page out of Alice’s book and nominate my 10 most recent subscribers:
Makeup and Body
A Maple Girl
Natalie’s Lovely Blog
Whats the Look OTD
Infinite Hipster Blogger
Moment of Clarity
Fighting Through the Haze
Champagne or Lemonade
Everything and Nothin
Little Blogger Bee
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Hi guys! Just a quick update… I changed my URL to http://lipstickonthelake.com from the free WordPress domain. If you use the old URL it should still re-direct you to the new one though.
Hi guys! Wow, did this week ever fly by because it appears to be Sunday again.
This week was my first week back at work after being on holidays for ten days. It’s always tough walking back through the door after being off, but once I was back it quickly felt like my holidays were an illusion.
This week I focused on getting back into a fitness routine. I managed to get to the gym three times this week, after not going for about a month (although I had been working out at home). I went to three classes at the gym, and while they were hard, I felt so great after. I’m planning on taking them again this week. I really find going straight from work increases my probability of going.
I also tried a new restaurant this week with my husband. After hearing glowing recommendations from a good friend, we went to Nook. It is a small Italian restaurant here in Thunder Bay. While their menu was small, it packed a serious punch. Homemade Italian cuisine is one of my weaknesses. I had their gnocchi dish which included peas and green beans, in a pesto sauce. The gnocchi was wonderful and reminded me of gnocchi I had in Rome. The pesto had a lemon flavour and was very tasty! I also tried some of their prosciutto pizza and it was to die for!
It was a bit chilly and gloomy this past week, but on Saturday the sun came out again. My husband and I took advantage of this and look a walk around Boulevard Lake. It was a nice quiet walk, as it wasn’t as busy there as I thought it would be. We are finishing off out weekend by watching some Netflix together and playing a video game together. Perfect end to a lovely weekend.
I hope everyone had a great week! Share your stories about your week below!
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