Keeping it Natural with Kiwi Glow (Review + Giveaway!)

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It seems like the worst of the winter is over in Halifax (knock on wood) but my skin is still a bit drier than normal. Well…it’s turned into more normal to combination than normal to oily like it is in the summer. Basically what I’m saying is that it’s been a learning curve trying to make it happy, but trying Kiwi Glow skincare has been a super pleasant experience. Continue reading

February Favourites 2016

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February is such a blur! I feel like for the first half of the month I was in a stress/exhaustion blur and for the last week I’ve just been trying to rest and take it easy so that I can get through the rest of the term unscathed. I really haven’t explored much out of my usual routine since my January favourites, so this is another really tough favourites post for me to write so far as beauty products go. I guess this February Favourites is going to be more of a lifestyle favourites post! Continue reading

FotD: Rose Quartz & Serenity (Pantone Color of the Year)

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I’ve been super inspired by Natalie‘s Pantone Color of the Year series lately and I just had to pull out some of my own Rose Quartz and Serenity makeup. I don’t have very much Serenity/blue makeup, but I have quite a bit Rose Quartz/pink to play with.

I was stumped at first how to use the blue because pink is so easy to use in makeup but blue can look dated if you do it wrong. Then I saw Jenn‘s makeup look where she used blue on the lower lash line and boom! Inspiration struck.

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Maybelline Fit Me vs. Better Skin Foundation

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If you read my 2015 Favourites post, you’ll remember that Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation got my top foundation of the year title. It’s a well loved foundation but I haven’t seen many comparison posts between it and the newer Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation. They are two of my most used foundations so I wanted to share my thoughts on them. Continue reading

A Brow for Every Occassion (Brow Routine)

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With all of the brow products on the market it’s easy to get lost and not know where to go with your arches. I’m a bit brow obsessed and change my brow routine up depending on my mood, makeup look and what is going on that day. Honestly I usually just throw in some brow gel and maybe a bit of pencil if I’m feeling they’re particularly sparse most days, but for those other days I’ve broken my routine down. Continue reading

David’s Tea Apple Strudel Black Tea

David's Tea Apple Strudel Black Tea | uptherollercoaster.com

On Valentine’s Day Dylan and I went for a walk in the cold and – surprise! – ended up at David’s Tea. I’d been avoiding it since I saw the Aquamarine Cat Perfect Mug because…well I had to have it, let’s be honest. It’s cats. I also ended up walking out with far more than I anticipated including a little bit of the new Apple Strudel Black Tea. And a few others but we’ll leave that for another post. 😉 Continue reading