Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bio Seaweed Gel | Nail Art

This weekend I got to play around with some gel polish from Bio Seaweed Gel. The colors I picked is Ottawa & Montreal.

I highly recommend if you are thinking about buying some of these polishes that you check out some color swatches online. As seen in the picture above the actual color is slightly different than what's on the bottle. 

This is a very unique nail polish...this polish will actually cure in sunlight OR with an LED lamp. I have tried it both ways and it works! I actually really enjoyed taking my nail polish outside and painting my nails on the deck, it was a great way to spend some time outside this summer.

Unfortunately over the weekend here in Edmonton it rain so I used my LED lamp to create this look.

I stared by coating my nail with 2 coats of Ottawa and then I drew on a cute pink bow with Montreal. Here's a tip if you don't have any nail tools like me. To create designs like these use a fine point pen ( on that you don't care about using after or one that is out of ink) as your tool. Put a dollop of polish on a piece of paper and dip the pen in. Brush off any excess polish before starting your design. If you are a beginning practice drawing your design on paper before attempting it on your nails. The Montreal color reminds me of a Barbie pink so I though a cute bow design would be appropriate. 

If you like this nail art please go over to @bioseaweedgel Instagram page and vote on this nail art between Sept 14-16. There will be a nail art contest going on featuring looks done by members of CBB (Canadian Beauty Bloggers). The winner will get bragging rights and host a Bio Seaweed Gel giveaway on their blog! Please go vote so I can give you guys some awesome prizes from this company. 

If you are interested in trying these gel colors out you can use the coupon code "MSPAMBLAM" for $10 off at . 

Share below if you have tried out this polish and what color did you pick up?

Friday, September 11, 2015

3 Day Refresh | Round 2

I'T OFFICAL!! I successful completed a 2nd round of the 3 Day Refresh.

I am so excited to share these results with you...even I'm impressed with how things have turned out. So first off I want to share with you so information, my 1st round of the 3 Day Refresh if you are interested in seeing my results please go check out Round 1 3 Day Refresh Results

I completed round 1 a long time ago in April, my results were amazing! So good in fact that my wedding dress I was having altered no longer fit and I had to have major alternations done. I purchased my 2nd kit at the beginning of summer but I was too scared to do it before my wedding because I didn't want to pay for another huge alteration. I decided to wait and I did round 2 Sept 1-3.

From the time I did my 1st round (in April) to the time I did my 2nd round (in September) I am happy to report I did not gain back ANY weight I lost. I did not gain ANY inches I took off!!! I know there are a lot of detox or cleanse programs out there that will help you lose a lot of weight but as soon as you stop the program - you gain that weight back. That is not the case with this program.

I will say that I tried my best to continue to workout as much as I could, although I was busy planning a weddings so I was probably only worked out maybe 3 times a week. However, I NEVER stopped my Shakeology. I've been on my Shakeology for 9 straight months and it is really helping me with my eating/nutrition.

Between April and September here is what happened...

-my weight stayed the same
-I lost 1 inch around my waist
-I lost 1 inch around my thigh
-I lost 1 inch off my butt
-all my other measurements stayed the same

So how did I make out doing my 2nd round? As you can see from the before and after pictures above you can tell a slight difference - or at least I can anyway.

Here are my results for round 2...

-I lost 4 pounds
-I lost 2 inches off my hips
-I lost 4 inches around my stomach
-I lost 1 inch around my thigh
-I lost 1 inch off my butt

TRULY AMAZING!!! I thought with this being my 2nd round I wouldn't get as good of results but turns out I was wrong - and boy am I happy I was wrong!

This program just continues to amaze me and I can't wait to do round 3!

Of course if you are interested in an update in a few weeks I will be posting on my blog how things are going and if I gain back any of the weight. Make sure you subscribe to my blog so you get an update when my blog posts go live.

If you want to try this program please feel free to email me and I would be more than happy to get you set up to do your own round of the 3 Day Refresh.

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Product Empties September 2015

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Smooth Shave Gel with Soy Extracts - This was an OK shaving gel but the bottom of the container rusted and left a ring in my tub which I was not impressed with. I don't think I will repurchase this for that reason

Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover - This was a great eye makeup removed. I got these tiny samples from Sephora by redeeming some of my points. I am trying a new eye makeup removed but I don't know if it works as good as this one

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream - This was my favorite eye cream...that is until I tried the Fresh lotus eye cream. This one is a very light weight eye cream and I wanted something a little bit richer. This really was a great cream and I did enjoy it while it lasted but I wont repurchase, I'll be sticking with the lotus cream (I've already gone through 2 jars)

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream With Super 7 Complex - I've gone through 4 jars of this's amazing. I have VERY dry skin so I do mix this with a beauty oil and my skin just drinks in the moisture. Highly recommend this face cream!

Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation - I know a lot of people love this foundation but it just wasn't my thing. I found this sat on top of my skin and looked like I was wearing makeup, I prefer something more natural looking. I wont be repurchasing this

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream - I thought I could cheap out on my skin care and just pick something up from the drugstore....but I really didn't like this eye cream. It was greasy and just sat under my eyes. I had to wipe this off with a tissue before applying my makeup

NeoStrata Intense Anti-Aging Eye Cream Fruit Stem Cells - I got this little baby sample with the purchase of my Neostrata eye lash serum, this was an ok eye cream. I was using it as a night time cream because it was a little greasy. I didn't end up repurchasing it

Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil - this is a great oil! I used it for a couple different things (mixing with foundation, on the ends of my hair, on my face, ect) This is such a versatile product the things you can do with this oil is endless and I think therefore makes it worth every penny!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - I know a lot of people love this mascara but it just wasn't for me. This was a little baby sample from Sephora, I used it up but I won't be repurchasing the full size. I didn't find anything amazing or spectacular about the formula or just seemed like a regular mascara so I'll save my money