SUBSCRIPTION SUNDAY: YUME TWINS VOL. 3

Don’t adjust your computer screens! Yes, I am posting a Subscription Sunday on a Monday but hey – that’s just how things go around here. I’m a scheduling rebel!

Last month I shared a new subscription box called Tokyo Treat that was filled with tasty snacks and surprises from Japan. To my delight, I soon discovered that Tokyo Treat had a kawaii cousin named Yume Twins; a pretty purple box filled with Japanese toys and goodies. I should preface this excitement by sharing that I have always had a love for cutesy and girly things. Fast forward to this year when I started watching fellow YouTubers, Simon & Martina, and my love of kawaii things, grew to a new level. After my brother brought back some capsule toys from Japan in the spring, I knew I had to find a way to get my hands on more, and Yume Twins was the perfect find.


“Yume kawaii is a new kawaii movement that is a mixture of cuteness and fairy tales with a touch of darkness! Yume itself means ‘dream’, so not only does Yume Kawaii center around cute styles, but it also has a magical dreamy feel to it. This trend is now such a significant part of Japanese culture and focuses on the concept of all cute dreamy things that make the heart flutter.”

The theme for my first Yume Twins box was “Loveable Animals” and everything inside was themed with an adorable animal character, from Pompompurin to Neko Astume kitties. I was especially thrilled to get not one, but two Gudetema themed items – my favourite Sanrio character (sorry, Hello Kitty). Box #1 and I am already so pleased with this subscription. I can’t wait to see what next month brings!

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If you want to sign up for your own Yume Twins box, visit www.yumetwins.com. Not sure if this subscription is for you? Stay tuned to see what I get next month!

 

AUGUST: A LOOK BACK

August has flown by, and as it comes to an end, I find myself scrolling through the last month of social media posts and looking back what was going on in my life. In addition to curating photos for my blog, I love capturing fun and playful shots for Instagram, too (I am a self proclaimed hashtag-of-the-day junkie). So, inspired by posts from a fellow, and might I add fabulous, Canadian blogger, With All My Affection, I thought I would share some of those posts with you!

This month brought along my birthday, a  girl’s weekend to Buffalo, and a memorable evening in Bobcaygeon watching the final Hip concert. Here’s to a blank slate in September and another memorable month for all of you lovely Peaches, too!

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Follow along with me on Instagram!

IPSY’S JULY GLAM BAG

“We’ve cranked up the cool on Ipsy.com with new insider how-to tips, tricks and videos – everything you need to know to master your summer beauty.”

The heat is on with this month’s “Hot Summer Nights” glam bag. Below you will find all of this month’s products along with my reviews. Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

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The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony in Matt Kumar
I was thrilled to see another product by The Balm Cosmetics in my bag. I have previously received their lip colour (more here) and absolutely love it! My admiration for this product is no different – it’s a smooth and long wearing eye shadow that, although is a bit too dark for the eye looks I usually apply, makes a killer shade of blush.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
Although this serum leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh, there wasn’t enough in this sample to use it long enough to notice any major changes in my skin tone. But I will say that my foundation went on much smoother, and it was easier to blend over problem areas (where I have healing blemishes). I would definitely be interested in using this for longer to see the lasting effects.

Avene Thermal Spring Water
With temperatures soaring this month, seeing this thermal spray in my bag was a welcomed refreshment! This spray is made for sensitive skin which means no agitating, strong scents – just refreshing, pure thermal water. This product did wonders for my very thirsty, sunburnt skin.

BeFine Food Skin Care
I’ll be honest with you – I am not a huge fan of night creams even though I know they are great for your skin. Why? A lot of night creams tend to be thick and I don’t like the feeling of something heavy sitting on my face. But this cream was different. It absorbed nicely into my skin and didn’t leave behind a greasy film afterwards.

Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Brush
What can I say? I love my make up brushes! This brush was a welcome addition to my ever-growing brush collection I have received from Ipsy. The bristles are super soft and my eyeshadow glides on with ease. I especially love the rounded tip – creating pretty eye looks with this brush is a cinch!

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above. To start receiving a monthly Ipsy glam back of your own, click here.