Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NOTD: China Glaze Jungle Queen

One of the best things about fall? Darker nails! And dark purples at that!

For nail colors I generally love purples. However throughout the summer, I was so over it. I wanted bright, spring-y, happy colors. But now that it's fall again and darker colors are back I've fallen in love with my purples all over again!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Halloween Tag

Happy Halloween Everyone!

With just under a week until halloween and many people celebrating this weekend I thought it would only be right to do a Halloween themed tag! Thanks Nikki at Fairest's Favorites and Kendra of Beauty by Kendra C  for creating this tag!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Fragrance I'm Loving

Hello Everyone!

I am the type of person that likes to change up my perfume. I will choose what scent to wear based on my mood, the season, where I'm going, etc. That is not to say I don't have favourites, but I do like to change it up.

Keep reading to see what I have to say about my favorite new fragrance.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Eyes with a Little Colour

Hello everyone!

Recently I've done a bit of shopping (and prize winning) so I have lots of goodies to share with you soon. I haven't had a chance to test everything yet, but stay tuned!

One of the things I purchased recently was NYX Mechanical eye pencil in Aqua Green

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Follow me on Bloglovin'

Good Morning!!

As you have all probably heard, googlereader is no more. But don't worry, you can still follow my blog on Bloglovin right --> here! <--

I suggest you do, even though posts from me have been seriously lacking, I have some great ideas and will be publishing my first post again tomorrow!! Get excited!

Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Don't Feel Blue, Wear Blue

Hello Everyone!

I apologize once again for the lack of posts. Like I mentioned before, I've been really busy and therefore also really tired. I will have regularly scheduled posts coming very soon, I promise!

Today I thought I'd leave you with a little pop of color.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Physicians Formula Eyeliner Trio

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry I haven't been updating very frequently. I've been busy with my new job and am still trying to figure out how to balance everything. However I do have some fun things planned so stay tuned!

Also don't forget check out my pinterest, instagram, twitter and facebook!!

I recently purchased the Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio Nude Collection.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!!

Linking up with Lauren from "From My Grey Desk" for her H54F link up again and sharing some highlight from my week.

1. Last week I told you that I new a job. And this week (well on the weekend) I went out to celebrate!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Liebster Award

I was nominated for Liebster Award from the lovely Doctor Pretty! I just want to thank her for thinking of me! This is my first award and I am so excited!
As far as I know (and could find out) the Liebster Award goes around the blogosphere to recognize great blogs with less than 200 followers. It is a way to recognized and make other people aware of some great blogs!

Keep Reading to see who I've nominated!

Friday, April 19, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!

I'm going to be linking up with Lauren from "From My Grey Desk" for her H54F link up again and sharing some highlight from my week.

1. Had an interview. Got the job!!!! This pic was taken right when I found out! Yay!

Keep reading to see some more highlights from the week.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Good Morning!!

I'm going to be linking up with Lauren from "From My Grey Desk" for her H54F link up again! Click here for last weeks post.

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Keep reading to see the highlights of my week!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Essence Peel Off Base Coat

Hi Everyone!! 

I'm super excited to talk about one of my new favourite things! Essence Nail Art Peel Off Base Coat (you can find it by scrolling through the products when you click the link). 

I got this for Christmas from my mom, who picked it up when she was in Germany (because I begged her for it). I know Essence is now selling their products in most Shoppers Drug Marts in Canada, but I haven't seen this product in Canada yet. So keep your eyes peeled. 

This isn't like the regular peel off nail polish that some of you may have had when you were younger. It isn't a nail polish. It is a base coat!

So how does it work? Keep reading to find out!

Friday, April 05, 2013

H54F - High Five For Friday Link Up

 Good Morning!!

On this beautiful sunny Friday I decided I would join Lauren from "From My Grey Desk" for her H54F link up! If you aren't sure what it is, go check it out! It is pretty much a little post dedicated to reflecting on your 5 favourite things from the week.  

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Keep reading to see what my favourite things of the week were!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I ♥ Spring TAG

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

Today I thought I would do the I ♥ Spring tag that has been floating around youtube. This tag was created by Ingrid (you can check out her video here), but I was inspired to do this tag because of my friend Jamie (go check out her video here). 

I thought about doing a video for this, but I changed I decided to stick with what I know so I'm going to make you guys read it. Sorry (not really).

Keep reading to see a few of my favorite spring things!

But before you do, go like the Making It Sparkle Facebook page here!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nail Polish Collection

Hello Everyone!!

If you haven't done so already, go check out the Making It Sparkle Facebook page!! Yay!! Go "like" it here!

Today you get to see my nail polish collection! Yay!! Exciting!!

My sister and I tend to share our nail polishes (so you might see manicures with colors that she purchased) but today I'm only going to share the ones that I purchased. I also have a few more polishes at my mom's place because I couldn't take them all back with me. These won't be included here.

I also realize this could get long, so I will pretty much just post the pictures and the names so you can easily scan through to see what you might like. Enjoy! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NOTD Royal Tips

Hello Everyone!!

If you haven't done so already, head on over to the Making It Sparkle Facebook page!! Yay!! Go "like" it here!

I just have a quick little nail of the day to share with you today (although these are not daily posts). 


Monday, March 18, 2013

Family Time

Hello everyone!

Sorry that I haven't updated in the last week, I was a little distracted with my mom's visit!

She stayed with my sister and me for a few days. It wasn't her first time in Toronto, so she wanted to focus on just spending time with us :)

Here is a little recap of the few days that she was here. We did a little shopping, a little exploring, a little drinking, had some treats, and lots of coffee! 

My little fam :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Too Many Lotions

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope that you are all enjoying this rainy day! Actually I hope that it isn't a rainy day for most of you :)

I was going to include my body lotions in my last post about shower products, but I didn't want it to get too long. So here are my lotions. Enjoy!

Keep reading for more info on each product.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Decluttering My Shower

Hello Hello! And Happy Weekend!!

I have some exciting news for you. Making It Sparkle has a Facebook page!! Yay!! Go "like" it here!

Moving on. For part two of my de-cluttering series I will be focusing on shower products. Check out part one here. I thought I'd include shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, and body wash. I also have a face wash and a razor in my shower but I'm not too worried about having to de-clutter those products ha!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Never Enough Lip Gloss

Hello hello!!!

If you read my previous post (click here), you will know that I'm doing a sort of "de-clutter my life" series (and repurchasing new products, obviously).

So I thought I would start with lip products, because I LOVE lip products. Pretty much I'm addicted to lip gloss. Talk to anyone that went to high school with me. At any given time you could probably find at least 5 different lip products my purse (and maybe one or two in a jacket pocket somewhere).

Recently, when this bright idea to de-clutter hit me, I chucked out all my old, expired, and gross looking products. This was before I thought that I would blog about it, so no picture of everything that got trashed, sorry. But who wants to see a pile of old and gross lip gloss anyway? However, this left me with a very limited collection.

Monday, March 04, 2013

De-cluttering my life - one area at a time

Hi Everyone!!

Lately I've been trying to slowly de-clutter my life. And by that I really mean my apartment. I just wanted to get rid of the things I don't use anymore, because, lets face it, I will be buying new things anyway.

Right after Christmas I started to put some clothes that I no longer wear in a box. I haven't donated the box yet, because every once in a while I still come across a few items that I keep adding to it. I'll keep you guys posted on how that goes.

I've also recently thrown out all most of my old makeup. Make up that I haven't used in forever, or make up that was expired, or just old (some color separation and such) or that I didn't like. It felt good to get rid of the old stuff, but then it left me with a rather limited collection. That means?!?! Perfect opportunity to try out some new stuff! **Yay Shopping**

So I decided to kind of de-clutter various parts of my life (clothes, make-up, random things) and share the "journey" with all of you. I'm going to be continuing this over the next few posts, organizing it by themes (that make sense to me). So one day I will do clothes, then maybe shoes, accessories, etc. I am also going to be dividing the makeup up into categories so it doesn't get too overwhelming.

Hopefully you will all stay tuned for my little adventure! And let me know if there is anything  you would like me to talk about reorganizing/de-cluttering. Maybe you guys will come up with something that I haven't even thought of as needing an overhaul. So please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you'd like read about, or if you are planning to do the same thing, etc. I would LOVE to hear from you!!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my mom's birthday, so I wanted to take a minute and wish her a very happy birthday!

She will actually be coming to visit us next Sunday, and we will be celebrating then.
She decided that she doesn't want us to mail her a gift, but instead do some shopping when she is here and then if she finds something she loves we will get it for her.

I am actually really excited to see her. I got to celebrate my own birthday at home with her and now she is flying here (a week after her birthday) and we get to celebrate together again! It's been a while since I was able to celebrate her birthday with her too. I've always been away at school. So I'm super exciting for this.

My sister and I have already tried to come up with a few little activities to do while she is here. We want to show her some our favourite places and cute little shops and such. Can't wait!

But now I just wanted to send her the very best birthday wishes. I wish I could be there with her today, enjoying a piece of birthday cake with her.

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fave Lip Balms

Hello Everyone!

I enjoyed this snowy day at a Starbucks with a nice dose of caffeine. Admiring the snowfall from behind the warm comforts of large windows overlooking the street.

However when you actually go outside in the winter (which I do, I promise) it can be have less than pleasant effects on your skin, hair, and especially your lips. Well at least that is what it is like for me.

Keep reading for my fave lip care products.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Nail Love

Happy Monday!!!

I thought I would share my current manicure with you guys.  For those of you that know me, you know that I have a slight nail polish obsession. For those of you that don't know, you know now!

I love nail polish! And in my opinion I probably own too much, and I always want more. However conveienently, I am currently living with my sister, who also happens to love nail polish, which means our color selection has doubled! Yay!!!

I just wanted to show you guys what I'm currently wearing and LOVING!!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

First Official Post and Birthday Recap

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to finally start blogging again! As I previously mentioned, I took some time to really think about where I wanted this blog to go, and realized that I should be enjoying it. So here we are and I am going to be blogging about the things that interest me at the time, or whatever I happen to this is worth sharing.

So I guess for my first real blog post I just want to talk about my birthday. It was a little while ago, but I think it always fun to recap the joys!

I spent my actual birthday at home (my mom's house) this year for the first time in six years. It was great to celebrate with my mom and my aunt! So on the morning of my birthday I came downstairs to find this:

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lets Get That Sparkle Back

Hello Everyone!

I know, it's been a while since we last chatted. I'm sorry about that, sometimes I can be bad at keeping in touch.

But now here I am and I'm ready to get this blog back on track!

The reason why I sort of stopped blogging for a while was because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with my blog. I didn't have a real theme, and I couldn't come up with a theme that I thought fit me, so I just kind of stopped updating it.

I wasn't enjoying it at the time, because I didn't know what to write about. However, lately I've sort been throwing around some ideas of what I would love to blog to about. I still don't have a "theme" but I think that will be okay. I am just going to write about what I want to write and what I think is interesting at the time. I am open to suggestions and would love to hear feedback if there is anything that you guys are particularly interested to hear my opinions on (if anyone is even reading this and wants to read more...). So that being said, I will mostly likely talk about my day to day highlights (trying to focus on the positive this year) which might include a new lipgloss, a fantastic outfit on a particular day, an out of the ordinary amazing hair day that needs to be documented, perhaps an amazing new recipe, a little home decor, and by home decor I am rearranging of my Ikea furniture.

So stay tuned for some (hopefully) awesome new updates in the next couple of days:)

Chat soon, friends!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coming Soon To a Blog Near You


This site is currently under construction.  Please check back soon (early next week!!!!) for updates!!

Until then!