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Although I'm not someone who seeks out masks I am always so excited to try them and today we have the new Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask from Mary Kay! At first I was excited because I thought it was going to be a charcoal peel off mask but it's not, it's one that you rinse off with warm water which when you think about it is much less painful and is still very effective for deep cleansing. This mask was sent to me by Mary Kay.

It comes in a squeeze tube and holds 4 OZ/114 g of product for $26 CAD which is definitely a good price point for how many masks you'll be able to get out of this product. As someone who doesn't like the smell of charcoal I was a little apprehensive but I still went ahead and ended up loving it, so if you don't like the smell of charcoal keep reading because I may be able to change your mind!

Even though it applied quite thick, creamy, and full coverage when it was finished drying after 15 minutes it was a little patchy and it turns into a soft almost chalky matte texture as you can see in the photo below. It wasn't uncomfortable when it was drying and you get used to the smell, either that or it dulls as it dries.

My first reaction after washing off the mask that it didn't do anything and I was a little disappointed but I only really thought that because it was SO gentle and I didn't feel anything. I'm used to masks leaving my skin tight after I've used it but this one doesn't. My skin wasn't left red or irritated and felt like a cloud, it's so hard to describe the light and refreshed feeling, but ultimately it is the nicest deep clean I've ever had and I've definitely found a new favourite.

I feel like this would be a great mask for someone with sensitive skin and I'll definitely be using it again and again!

REFRESH | Mary Kay Deep Cleansing Charcoal Mask

It's time for another Spooky Box Club unboxing, but sadly this will be my last for awhile as I chose to unsubscribe while I was moving and settling in. I am actually so sad to be missing out on all the boxes to come but fear not, I will resubscribe in the coming months!

This is the no.24 Spirits & Spells box and let me tell you, it was a great note to leave on. These boxes contain that months theme related items, I believe usually around 6-8 different ones, and costs $37.21 CAN plus shipping from the UK. It's on the pricer side for subscription boxes but worth every penny. (Can we even still say penny.. should we be saying dime? either way!)

First up we have this absolutely adorable Book Of Spells which is a pocket sized notebook with a tiny pencil to go with it. The pencil sits in the nook of the spine and I love that they've included it because it's so great to not have to search for a writing utensil when quickly jotting down a few thoughts. Here's a picture below of me holding it for size reference!

Next up is probably my most favourite item from this box and that's the Authentic Witches Brew Mug. I am a huge fan of cute and spooky mugs so this was perfect to add to my collection, I should really show you all someday! It holds 8+ oz. nicely and is a cute slightly rounded shape that fits nicely in your hands. And to make it even better it's dishwasher and microwavable!

This is the Witches Broom Pin which I have to say looks so perfectly simple and elegant. It's such a nice pop of silver and the details are really nice. This will definitely be going on a pocket flap on one of my jackets.

These are the Spell Incense Sticks in the scent Prosperity. I thought this was such a nice touch and they smell phenomenal. I'll just be using them as regular incense sticks as I'm not really too knowledgable on spell stuff.

When I saw this Little Luna Moon Necklace I was so excited. It's the perfect size and thickness of moon that it looks like great quality and the chain length makes it just right to be paired with a velvet choker.

Here we have the Believe In Magic Art Print and I am so excited to have yet another Spooky Box Club print to put up on my wall, they're always so bang on. I love the witchy vibes plus if you don't know, I'm obsessed with bats so that's a great bonus. I think I'm going to hang this one up in my office as a great addition to a gallery wall.

In each box they include a little list of all the items which is great, and I never look at them until after I've unboxed the entire thing because I'd hate to ruin the whole surprise of the box!

Let me know what your favourite item from the box was!

PS. I've started editing my photos differently, let me know if you like the labels on the photos or not!

SPIRITS AND SPELLS | Spooky Box Club Unboxing no.24

As you guys have maybe seen in my photos, I've been wearing the exact same pleather jacket + vest combo for YEARS now, at least since 2013 or before that. And all the time I think "It's time for a change!" but I have yet to purchase another jacket that I know I'll love as much as the one I have now.

Well, I am finally on the hunt for real this time and I took to the website Dolls Kill because I figured that I'd definitely find something that I will fall in love with, and I wasn't wrong! There are so many options on there so I figured I would show you all some and maybe it will help me narrow down my choices and decide on one.. or two..?

This one here is the Roses Motto Jacket by Sugarpills for $147.86 CAD and it's something that I am absolutely in love with but don't think that it would be good for a daily jacket because I mostly wear black and it doesn't have as much coverage as I'd like but damn! If I wore more pink and fun outfits I'd have bought this in a second!

This is the Katakana Coaches Jacket by Perspective Globals for $107.54 CAD and this is a definitely a main contender. I am all about the black and white graphics and Japanese lettering, it's probably one of my favourite styles. It says CHAOS in the Katakana lettering and it also has it smaller on the front, since I'm really into the Japanese car scene I think this would be perfect and could easily be styled with a lot of my wardrobe!

This is the Blush Bomber Jacket by Members Only for $131.73 CAD and this is also a main contender because I am obsessed with this colour but it would also clash with my Kate Spade bag that I always use because it's basically the same colour but maybe a little more tan but I don't think it would be a big issue! I could definitely rock this was a lot of things and it's casual enough to just throw on but you can also dress it up which is important to me.

This is Huntress Hooded Knit Jacket by Dolls Kill for $80.65 CAD I'd assume, it doesn't specify a brand where it usually does. I think this would be so perfect because it looks big and comfy and it's long enough that it would be warm. It's so casual and chic and the hood is to die for! This one isn't in my size, but I think I could settle for a medium.

There were also a few others I was fawning over but they were in the sale section and didn't have my size, pretty sad about that but that's okay! I really wanted the Valfre X Dolls Kill Anti Everything Jacket but all they had left was large which I think would be too big on me.

I think that since I need a new black jacket I'll go with the Katana Coaches one but I also really want the Blush Bomber jacket but also the Huntress jacket is so chic. Ugh! Such hard decisions! Eventually I'll make one but I wanted to share some of my choices with you all. Which jacket do you think I should choose?

TO DIE FOR | Dolls Kills X Searching For A New Jacket!

Recently my mom decided she wanted to change up her hair colour and I thought why not show you all since when I was searching for other reviews of the dye there were very few! She wanted to change her usual bleach blond hair to an ashy grey and so we took a trip down to Sally's Beauty Supply to see what they had to offer for colours.

We opted for Color Brilliance Demi Permanent in Chrome and hoped for the best since it looked a little dark on the swatch!

Since her hair was quite brassy we knew we had to bleach her grown out roots and tone her hair before applying the dye since we wanted to avoid any unwanted green tones. I didn't get a picture between bleaching and toning unfortunately. We used a 20 volume developer with a lightening powder and then a 10 developer with Wella Toner in T18 Lightest Ash Blond.

In between the bleaching and toning we waited a day and I sent her home with a deep conditioner that she had in her hair overnight and in the morning she washed her hair with a purple shampoo to help tone it even further.

We used two tubes of colour with a 10 developer for minimal damage. After applying the Chrome colour this was our results!  Her hair could have used more toning but our goal was to make it more ashy, not necessarily grey like the swatches in the store showed. In the photo below her hair does appear more streaky than it did in person as the more blonder parts weren't actually as blond as they look.

She has been using the purple shampoo and that's helped to upkeep the colour and the more intense grey tones have toned themselves down and it's looking very beautiful and ashy! In a few weeks we'll most likely go back with another toner to even out everything and hopefully achieve a brighter colour.

CHROME | Before + After with Ion Chrome Demi Permanent Creme Hair Color in Chrome

Coming at you with ANOTHER tag but ya know, I enjoy doing them and kinda breaks up the content and yeah!

  1. What is your middle name? It's Lorraine!
  2. What is your favorite color? It's black, any shade of black but also pink!
  3. Who was your first best friend? My BF, Ryan.
  4. How tall are you? About 5'1.
  5. Cats or Dogs? Ugh bothhhh!
  6. Funniest moment throughout School? Hahah I don't know, probably nothing.
  7. How many countries have you visited? Just the one I live in!
  8. Are you in/gone to college? Yup, 2 1/2 of Visual Communications and makeup school.
  9. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? Fav was art and worst was science probably or math.
  10. What is your Favorite drink? Awe man, probably strawberry crush!
  11. What is your favorite animal? Ooohhh a bat!
  12. What is your favorite perfume? I love Lady Million.
  13. Tea or Coffee? Coffee mostly but also tea.
  14. What would you (or have you) name your children? Well, I named my kitten Lucipurr and my hedgehog Lydia.
  15. What Sports do you play/Have you played? Nah, none.
  16. What is your favorite book? White Oleander is a gooder.
  17. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? Oohhh always Helen Anderson and then I kinda blank hahah.
  18. What is your favorite movie? Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!
  19. Are you Single or Taken? Taken.
  20. Whats your idea of an ideal first date? Ah idk, I like food hahah.
  21. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? 2.
  22. Favorite memory from childhood? Probably going to my first concert which was Evanescence and Stone Sour.
  23. Do you speak any different languages and how well? Nope.
  24. Do you have any siblings? Yup, 1 sister.
  25. How would you describe your fashion sense? Uh kinda homeless, kinda grungy, idk I just wear whatever I think looks good.
  26. What is your favorite restaurant? The Keg, gimme dat teriyaki steak yo!
  27. What are some of your favorite tv shows? Omfg idk I don't watch TV but I watch everything on Netflix hahah.
  28. PC or Mac? Mac!
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?) I have an iPhone 5s!
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits! Probably drinking too much coffee and binge watching Netflix haha.
Well, here is another tag and idk hope you guys enjoyed it.. or not.. whatever ya know!

BATS, CATS AND HEDGEHOGS | 30 Questions to Help You Get To Know Me

For Christmas I was gifted the Urban Decay Smoky eyeshadow palette and I thought I would share a look I created with you all! It's super basic but it's one of my go-to looks when I want to do my makeup but not get too fancy. At the bottom I will link you to my video on Youtube so you can see my actually create it!

My go-to, quick, eye looks are usually a lighter colour on the lid and then a darkened crease for dimension, topped with thick winged liner!

You might think that that's kind of the opposite of a quick makeup look but for me I can do this quite fast because I've been doing it for years, it just comes naturally now.

I also always finish the look with a pair of large false lashes because without them I just wouldn't feel complete!

So there you have it! Watch the video right below for a more in-depth look at how this was created!

SMOKED OUT | Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Look

→ Makeup

Blush or Bronzer - I almost never wear blush!
Lipgloss or Lipstick - I'm not really a fan of either but lipstick over gloss because I hate gloss, too sticky.
Eyeliner or Mascara - I have weird eyelashes so wearing just mascara looks odd but I couldn't wear just eyeliner!

Foundation or Concealer - I actually only recently started wearing concealer.

Neutral or Color Eyeshadow - My go to is always just pale peaches and browns.
Pressed or Loose eye shadows - Pressed because I'm usually in a hurry and don't like cleaning it up.

Brushes or Sponges - I'm assuming for foundation, so sponges!

→ Nails

O.P.I or China Glaze - I don't really care about either. I almost never do my nails and if I do it's the Essie gel!

Long or Short - Long, always.
Acrylic or Natural -  Acrylic because my natural nails constantly break.

Brights or Darks - Darks, usually black!
Flower or No Flower - No flowers, nothing. Just a nice clean slate of colour.

→ Body

Perfume or Body Splash - Perfume, I usually don't like body splashes/sprays

Lotion or Body Butter - Lotion just because I dislike having a thick film on me after.
Body wash or Soap - Body wash all the way!
LUSH or Other Bath Company -  LUSH is love, LUSH is life!

→ Fashion

Jeans or Sweat pants - Always, I don't even own sweat pants.

Long sleeve or Short - I prefer long because I usually get cold easily.
Dresses or Skirts - Ah, might as well pick dresses because then it's not two pieces of clothing.
Stripes or Plaid - Black and white stripes please!

Flip flops or Sandals - Sandals because they're usually way cuter.

Scarves or Hats - Infinity scarves.

Studs or Dangly Earrings - I guess studs because I wear tunnels.
Necklaces or Bracelets - My wrists are too small for the average bracelet.
Heels or Flats - Always heels or wedges, I have weird ankles that are only happy when in height but not too high.

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots - I guess riding, never cowboy!

Jacket or Hoodie - Usually my pleather jacket!

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe - Forever 21 just because it's so inexpensive.
Abercombie or Hollister - Neither
Saks 5th or Nordstrom - I guess Nordstroms, I'm a fan!

→ Hair

Curly or Straight - But really only because I am too lazy to curl my hair.
Bun or Ponytail - I can hardly do a ponytail let alone a bun haha.

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips - Bobby pins when I rarely need them.

Hair spray or Gel - Hair spray to keep them crazy fly aways down.
Long or Short - Long, 24" baby!

Light or Dark - Either dark or light or half and half!
Side sweep bangs or Full bangs - Side bangs right now anyways.
Up or Down - Down, because I can hardly do anything with my hair.

→ Random

Rain or Shine - Shine all day, everyday!

Summer or Winter - Summer, car meets galore!

Fall or Spring - Fall, because it's so crisp and fresh.
Chocolate or Vanilla - Mmmmm chocolateeeeee.

East coast or West coast - Grew up on the west coast!

TSK FOR TAT | This or That Beauty Edition Tag

I have never been a fan of blush before, colour never really appealed to me on my face or even in my clothing but I've found in my more recent days that I've been wanting more dimension in my complexion and I think I've found the answer: cream blushes!

You can purchase them at Walmart.ca for $10.96 CAD and they're 0.44 oz, it'll definitely last you quite awhile because a little goes a long way. The formulas are very silky and warm up very quickly on your finger tips. They layer really nicely and are more build able if you tap the colour into your skin rather than blending it into your skin but can be built up that way too for a beautiful flush of colour.

I picked up two Revlon Cream Blushes in #200 Flushed and #300 Coral Reef. Flushed is very hot pink in the container but once on skin turns into a gently pink that really warms up your complexion. Coral Reef is a very intense coral colour and is also quite intense on the skin but of course since it is still a cream blush it does melt into your skin and appear flawless.

Have you tried cream blushes before?

BLUSHING | Revlon Cream Blushes in Flushed and Coral Reef Review