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The One with October’s Instagram Challenges {Week One}

Hello there!

In my last post, I mentioned I wanted to continue to do weekly Instagram roundup type blog posts where I share my challenge pictures with you. Not everyone has Instagram but may want to see beauty related photos! I also thought I could make these “chatty” posts where I can personalize my blog a little bit and say anything I have on my mind!

First I want to mention that I hit 500 followers for my blog! I’ve had a big giveaway planned for this for awhile now so I’m so happy I’ll be able to do that for you guys. Almost simultaneously, I also hit 500 followers on my Instagram which is both shocking and exciting! Because I hit 500 there, I planned a smaller giveaway on Instagram for tomorrow so stay tuned for that! It will only last a week and then my blog giveaway will go live.

I suppose I should update on my health issues. I thought I was on the mend and I felt a lot better for a few days. Unfortunately, I’m back to being dizzy and lightheaded. My ultrasound is next week, finally, although that doesn’t help us figure out why I’m dizzy.

My dizziness came back just in time to head back to work! I really struggled but I did my best. I felt like I was in a trance. To make matters worse, the day of my first night back, my car decided to not start in the parking lot of a store. Luckily, my mom was nearby and brought backup to give me a boost! But now I’m worried about my car!

Maybe this is the universe’s way of telling me I wasn’t ready to go back! 😛  But a girl has got to work! I can’t afford to take anymore time off! On a lighter note, I got my hair cut for the first time in probably a year! I got a lot cut off – probably 8 inches or so. I have a photo of it near the end of this post!

Here are this week’s Instagram challenge photos! I am participating in a Harry Potter skincare challenge, October beauty challenge and a mask challenge!

October challenge time! 🎃I'm trying something different this month. I'm going to participate in a few different challenges. I'm going to try to incorporate them all into one photo and I'll just complete the days that I can so I don't overwhelm myself! Find out the story behind this pic below! ⬇️ ・・・ Day 1 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "Sorting Hat" aka tell a bit about myself and what house I would be in. ・・・ As dear as Gryffindor is to my heart, I would have to be a Hufflepuff! Their house values hard work, patience, loyalty and fair play which I think fits me to a tee. I chose black and yellow colours for this photo since they are the house colours! ・・・ A little about myself – how about I simply introduce myself as a Harry Potter fan?! That's why I wanted to do this challenge! 😄 A little fun fact is I love a lot of "dorky" things like fantasy, video games and anime! ・・・ Day 1 of the #octobermaskchallenge is "tea." I was lucky to have one tea mask in my current stash and that is the Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + White Tea Treatment Sheet Mask! ・・・ Day 1 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "lipsticks" and I chose two of my favourite shades – Nars Lipstick in Orgasm and CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte in Sphinx! ・・・ I hope to see some of you guys join in! Happy October everyone! . . . . . #makeup #skincare #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #harrypotterfan #potterhead #nars #purlisse #covergirl #girlgeek

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Day 2 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "Fall nail polish." I love rose golds, greys and dark purples for Fall! Details below! ⬇️ ・・・ 1️⃣ China Glaze in Urban Night 🌃 (this one is much deeper than the picture shows) @chinaglazeofficial 2️⃣ Trust Fund Beauty in Champagne Socialite 🥂 @trustfundbeauty 3️⃣ Essie in It's Genius 🤓 @essiepolish 4️⃣ Zoya in Dakota 🏞 @zoyanailpolish 5️⃣ Essie in Penny Talk 🥉 6️⃣ Julep in Barb 👵🏻 @julepbeauty 7️⃣ Julep in Cheyenne 👱🏽‍♀️ 8️⃣ Julep in Nedra 👩🏾 (this one is a greyish purple in real life, not blue) 9️⃣ Julep in Aubrey 👧🏿 ・・・ What are your favourite nail polishes for Fall? . . . . . #octoberbeautychallenge2017 #fallnails #autumnnails #fallvibes #autumnvibes #nailpolish #nailedit #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #julep #essie #trustfundbeauty #zoya

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Day 2 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "Aguamenti." This is the water making spell! So today's picture is all about hydration!! Details below! ⬇️ ・・・ 1️⃣ Caudalie Grape Water 🍇 Perfect shot of hydration when you need a quick fix! @caudalie 2️⃣ Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Booster 💧My skin has felt much more hydrated since I started using this! @vichycanada 3️⃣ Laneige Water Sleeping Mask 💦 The perfect final step for every skincare routine! @laneigeca 4️⃣ Cake Beauty Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion 🌴 Can't forget about keeping the body hydrated! @cakebeauty ・・・ I have oily but dehydrated skin so I'm always looking for products that will hydrate my skin without making me too greasy and shiny. What are your favourite hydrating products? . . . . . #hpskincarechallenge #skincare #skincareroutine #hydratingskincare #skincareobsessed #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #caudalie #vichy #laneige #cakebeauty #blue #hydrationiskey

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Day 3 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "broomstick-proof." As a witch, I need something to help my makeup stay on during a game of Quidditch! 💨 Priming and setting sprays to the rescue! ・・・ 1️⃣ Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ @maccosmeticscanada 2️⃣ Cover Fx Mattifying Setting Spray @coverfx 3️⃣ Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water @smashboxcanada 4️⃣ Pixi Glow Mist Nourishing Mist Hydrant & Protector @pixibeauty 5️⃣ Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist @tartecosmetics 6️⃣ Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray @urbandecaycosmetics 7️⃣ First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist Refresh & Set @firstaidbeauty 8️⃣ L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray @lorealmakeup ・・・ Have you tried any of these sprays and mists?! What are your thoughts? Some I like more than others. . . . . . #hpskincarechallenge #beautychallenge #skincare #settingspray #fixingspray #makeup #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #mac #urbandecay #tarte #coverfx #smashbox

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Day 4 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "HP glasses." We are encouraged to post a "glasses over mask" selfie. Thanks to Snapchat, I got my best Harry Potter-esque specs on! 🤓I even drew on a scar! ⚡️😂 ・・・ Day 4 of the #octobermaskchallenge is "egg." 🍳Lucky for me, this Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask is new to my collection and I'm able to participate! This is the Hydration version with egg yolk and coconut extracts! It left my skin hydrated and brightened! @toocoolforschool.us ・・・ Day 4 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "latest purchase." This egg mask was purchased so recently that I'm killing 3 birds with 1 stone here! ・・・ I feel like a mummy in this mask! 😂 Have you tried it before? What were your impressions? . . . . . #selfie #sheetmask #sheetmaskselfie #selfiewednesday #skincare #toocoolforschool #beautychallenge #eggmask #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay

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Day 5 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "treat your lightning bolt." This could be something that treats scars or blemishes. I chose this Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Mark Fading Peel. @neutrogenacanada ・・・ This product has been discontinued and has been for a long time. I have held on to this nearly empty tube, heartbroken that they discontinued it! Nothing has ever faded my acne scars as much as this product did. 😥 ・・・ Day 5 of the #octobermaskchallenge is "mud." I am featuring the Whish Renewing Mud Mask! I just got it in my FabFitFun but I haven't used it yet. I plan to in a few minutes! 😉 @whishbeauty ・・・ Day 5 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "favourite shower product." I am in love with this Satsuma Body Polish from The Body Shop! Not only is the smell a treat but I love how it gently exfoliates while cleaning my skin. No need for two separate products when this one can do both! 💁 @thebodyshop ・・・ Have you tried any of these products before? I would love to hear your thoughts (and suggestions on scar fading products)! . . . . . #skincare #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #thebodyshop #whish #neutrogena #skincareroutine #bodypolish #mudmask #facepeel

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Day 6 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "what's your Patronus?" I would like to think that the clear choice for me is a tiger! 🐅 But since the only character masks I own are a raccoon and a pig… I went with the raccoon! 😂 Swipe left for more pics! ➡️ ・・・ The raccoon actually turns out to be a good choice to represent me. They've always been one of my favourite animals and I've always thought my cat resembled a raccoon due to his grey colour and striped tail! I even named him Meeko after the Disney character in Pocahontas! 😊 ・・・ I'm also always rocking a black mask myself aka dark circles under my eyes! 😅 And I am definitely nocturnal just like a raccoon! ・・・ What is your Patronus?! . . . . . #patronus #harrypotterfan #potterhead #charactermask #sheetmasks #skincare #makeup #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay #thecremeshop #raccoon #raccooneyes

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Day 6 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "favourite brand." I decided to choose Pixi because I tend to gravitate towards their products even if there is a ton I've yet to try. I also find this brand one of the most aesthetically pleasing! Product details below! ⬇️ ・・・ 1️⃣ Aspyn Ovard Glow-y Powder in Santorini Sunset 2️⃣ Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold 3️⃣ ItsJudyTime Get the Look ItsEyeTime Eyeshadow Palette 4️⃣ Endless Silky Eye Pens in BlackNoir and OpalOvercoat 5️⃣ Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz 6️⃣ Aspyn Ovard Glow-y Powder in Rome Rose ・・・ Two of these products I actually won in a recent giveaway from @xxojess_ along with a few more Pixi products. I'm excited to try them out! ・・・ Do you have a favourite brand? I feel like I need to try a lot from one brand to consider it a favourite. What else from Pixi should I try? I already love the Glow Tonic and Glow Mud Mask! @pixibeauty . . . . . #pixi #pixibeauty #pixibypetra #pixipretties #affordablemakeup #makeup #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay

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Day 7 of the #hpskincarechallenge is "Amortentia." Today we are encouraged to post a picture of a product that we love the smell of! There are so many products out there that smell amazing! These are a handful of my choices! ・・・ 1️⃣ Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer @physiciansformula 2️⃣ Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream @soldejaneiro 3️⃣ Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist @tartecosmetics ・・・ Day 7 of the #octoberbeautychallenge2017 is "favourite drug store product." I was able to tie in a favourite drug store product with my fave smelling products! The Butter Bronzer is the perfect bronzer for me and better yet, it smells deliciously like coconut! ・・・ What is your favourite smelling product? . . . . . #soldejaneiro #bumbumcream #tarte #rainforestofthesea #physiciansformula #butterbronzer #drugstoremakeup #skincare #makeup #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay

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And a couple photos from the first week on October not related to the challenges:

New hair, don't care! 💁I just had to document my new hair cut because 1) it was down to my hips and this is my first cut in at least a year and 2) the hairdresser styled it so beautifully and I will never see my hair like this again! Because I know I will never be able to recreate it! 😭😅 ・・・ This is a mascara only selfie. I always talk about my acne prone skin and now you can see for yourself. 😂 The mascara I am using is Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara. @butterlondon ・・・ I hated it the first time using it. The 2nd time and now my 3rd time today, I am liking it a lot better. It adds length to my lashes but I'm not seeing much volume, just separation. It's a very wet formula and sometimes too much comes off the brush onto your lashes. I haven't noticed flaking but it will smudge if even a speckle of water touches it. It does a really good job of holding a curl and I like how black it is. ・・・ I really didn't expect this to turn into a mascara review but since it did, I took some pictures. Swipe left! ➡️ . . . . . #selfie #selfiefriday #newhairdontcare #haircut #blondehair #mascara #butterlondon #iconoclast #review #makeup #beauty #beautycommunity #beautyblog #blog #bblogger #bbloggersca #30plusblogs #discoverunder500 #discoverunder1k #canadianblogger #canadianbeauty #instabeauty #instablogger #beautygram #beautyaddict #wakeupandmakeup #flatlay #beautyflatlay #slaytheflatlay

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I’ll aim for posting around 7 days worth of photos at a time and to post on Saturday or Sunday of each week. I hope my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend! Take care of yourselves! ❤

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