My Favourite Dewy Skin Products, For Oily Skin! | GimmeMyMascara

For as long as I can remember, my skin has been oily. And, I mean, OILY, like fry some chicken nuggets on my nose in the summer kinda oily, gross, I know. (The skin, not the nuggets, those are always delish.)

Imagine my shock when I came to realized that I was actually interested in trying out some dewier skin care products this summer… I was in Pakistan a few months ago and the extreme heat was really HELPING my skin… it was the strangest thing but the hot, humid weather was pulling all the dirt and oil out of my skin , leaving my skin at it’s all time best! Woo Hoo! I got back to Canada a while ago and the cold air wasn’t helping to preserve my new supermodel skin, so I decided to try out some new products to help add that glowing goddess look back! unnamed

The first product that I’ve been using RELIGIOUSLY for the past few months, morning and night, is the Bobby Brown EXTRA Face Oil. I’ve always been terrified of face oils and my traumatic experience with the Tarte Maracuja Oil wasn’t helping… Continue reading

Decluttering my makeup brushes and simplifying my vanity| Gimmemymascara

I’m a 20 year old, university going, beauty blogger and vlogger. I think it’s safe to say I spend about 80% of my days in my bedroom. This is my happy place.

And, considering I spend so much time in here, I like having pretty things to look at, and clean things are prettier than dusty old things. I’m not a neat freak, but I appreciate a good Spring Cleaning as much as the next gal!

A specific problem area of mine I’ve been meaning to work on for weeks now is my makeup brush collection. If you’ve read my post about what a Makeup Addict I am, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If not, check it out, here!

My biggest problem with my brushes was A) There were just too many of them and they wouldn’t fit in the DIY Brush Holders I made them and B) They were filthy. Cleaning makeup brushes is definitely one of those daunting tasks that I try to avoid for as long as possible.

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VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask- Treats Dark Circles, Wrinkles & Aging- Review! | Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back!

If you’ve been following my blog, or YouTube channel, or social media, for a while you’ll know this year hasn’t been the best in terms of my health. I hate taking breaks from doing what I love but I do have to put my health and safety first! While I’ve been in bed sick, I haven’t been wearing much makeup but I have been loving trying out new skin care products! It’s a lot easier being in waiting rooms and doctors offices for hours without a full face on, and it’s easier to nap without looking like a panda. One of the newest products I’ve tried is the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask.

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I went through my usual night time skin care routine and then applied this mask right before bed, you can keep it on for a full 8 hours! My initial reaction was “Well, this is cold.. in the best way possible!” I love masks that have a cooling or warming effect, I like feeling like they’re really doing something! Continue reading

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Planner Stickers- Printable | Gimmemymascara

As promised, here are the stickers I made myself for my August 2015 monthly view! I use the Large Kate Spade planner, and this month’s decor was inspired by Lilly Pulitzer! I do keep my stickers to a minimal and leave myself lots of room to write in, but here’s what I came up with.. To see the full spread, check out my Plan With Me video on YouTube!

As always, these are other people’s images that I found on google and pasted together in a word document. I did NOT draw anything you see here, and do not wish to take credit for any else’s work! I’m simply sharing the exact images with you since so many of you have asked me to!

I’ve also uploaded another sheet of stickers, inspired by both Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade, feel free to mix and match the sheets together!

Enjoy. xoxo Anisa 

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Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo: Review & Demo | Gimmemymascara

Hello!

About 3 months ago I shared with you my thoughts and a little demo on the Loreal Brow Plumper, it’s since been my most read post and I see people are still going back to it months later! I’m so glad you’ve all enjoying that post!

And, when I saw another new brow product at the drugstore I knew I just had to test it out for you.

IMG_6194So, today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts, a demo, and some pictures on the Maybelline Brow Define and Fill Duo by Eyestudio. I got the shade deep brown, there are 4 in total which is pretty great for a drugstore brow product, and a brow filler in general. These retail for about $10 (CAD) but I’m sure prices will vary depending on where you find yours.

Let’s start with what my brows look like when they’re brushed out, but have nothing in them.. I do thread my brows every few weeks and I have decided to keep the shape a bit fuller than I used to..

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Planner Supplies Haul & GIVEAWAY! | Gimmemymascara

Hello my loves!

I was back at Michaels this weekend and found so many adorable stickers and things that I decided I would do a planner related giveaway! I’m so glad you’re all enjoying these types of posts and videos! I will still be posting my usual beauty related content, but until then… GIVEAWAY TIME! I’ve posted a giveaway on my YouTube channel and just wanted to let you all know about it! Here are SOME of the products you can win: for more details, MORE products, and to enter, be sure to check out my Planner Supplies, Stickers, & School Supplies Giveaway! xoxo Anisa

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Kate Spade Inspired Planner Stickers Printable | Gimmemymascara

Hello my loves!

I’m so glad you’re all enjoying my planner posts and planner videos! Planning is so fun and I made my first sheet of homemade stickers today! When I say homemade, I mean I took a bunch of different stickers from other pages, Pinterest, blogs, Google images, ect, and fit them all on one page. I know how hard it was to find my own full sheet of girly, fun stickers so I thought some of you might find this helpful. I tried to find images that relate to Kate Spade, that’s the general theme of my planner! 🙂 Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 10.10.35 PM

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Planner Addict Tag | Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back! I recently saw Elle Fowler and Belinda Selene create the planner addict tag, and I thought I would answer some of the questions for you here! Enjoy.
IMG_17181.) How many planners do you have/own?

I usually switch planners at the start of every school year, not calendar year, and I’ve used a planner since the first grade, you do the math. I’m pretty sure my mom has kept a few of my planners from grade school, but I’m not sure where they are right now… I do have my high school planners and the ones I’ve used since the start of University. Here’s what my planner from 2012 looks like, I was in my senior year of high school! I found this gem at PINK by Victorias Secret and we had a lovely time together. Fun Fact: I only started using the monthly view page of my planners this year, I use to find them so strange before! LOL

2.) How many planner do you actually use at one time?

One! I use my planner to eliminate stress and anxiety, having more than one would be totally counterproductive. To see the planner I’ll be using starting August 2015, click HERE.

3.) When did you first start using a paper planner?

First grade! I started real young.  Continue reading

2016-2017 Kate Spade New York, Large 17 Month Planner, First Look & Review | Gimmemymascara

2016 planners are coming in and I am beyond excited! If you’ve read my About Anisa section before, you’ll know that I love my planner and I have to write down EVERYTHING. I just wouldn’t be able to remember things without it and I think the colour coordinated events and classes look so fun!

I went to Chapters the other day and found the 2016 Kate Spade planners! My 2015 planner was also by Kate Spade and I loved the size, the layout, and way I was able to organize it so I OBVIOUSLY had to pick one up! I thought I would show you all the planner, and the set up inside before I started jotting down notes and classes. *To see the sticker sheet I’ve put together to use with this planner, also Kate Spade inspired, click HERE*

Here’s what the front and back cover looks like, how fun are these?!

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My First Glossybox! Unboxing, Initial Thoughts, Final Review |Gimmemymascara

Welcome Back!

First off, sorry I went MIA for a bit, I’ve been pretty sick and definitely feeling under the weather but one thing I ALWAYS find myself doing when I’m home sick is online shopping! I decided to order my first Glossybox a few weeks ago and it just came in the mail. I thought I would photograph the process of opening my first box and share with you all what was inside, how I feel about the products, and the service in general.

IMG_1526I had ordered my box on April 28th and got my box on May 20th, assuming I would get the May box, which wasn’t the case. What I received was the April 2015 box, but in the original pink Glossybox packaging, not the limited edition box they had for most of the other April boxes, confusing, I know. Considering how late in April I ordered my box, it was kinda strange to me to get products I had seen featured on their website already. And, considering I got my APRIL box during the third week of MAY.. there is definitely some service issue that needs to be fixed. This box came to $21 USD with an addition $5 for shipping. This was the American cost, and considering I’m in Canada, I paid a total of $32.41, Canadian, which is way more than I was expecting. Regardless, I was excited to get my first box and see what this hype was all about. Here’s how it went…  Continue reading