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

Soap and Glory Glow Job Review and Demo | GimmeMyMascara

I feel like people really have mixed feelings about clearance racks or bins. I personally think of them as treasure boxes filled with gold. You can find some amazing products for an amazing price! I, ladies and gentlemen, found a gold token on my local drugstores clearance shelf, or shall I say a bronze token… 😉

IMG_1628I recently came across Soap and Glory’s Glow Job moisturizer with temporary self-tanner micro beads. Confused by what exactly this product was, how it would apply, and wear through the day, I thought I would give it a shot and share the results with you guys.

I came home and applied a pea sized amount into my finger tips, and starting working the product around my face and neck.

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..Maybe we’ll find clarity in those words | Gimmemymascara

Earlier today, I was re watching an old episode of One Tree Hill. This show has inspired me for years. I inspire to be a different part of each of the characters and to take what a simple TV show has shown me and live my life as that one group of friends has taught me how. This particular quote, by Haley James Scott stuck with me, and I thought I would share. As a profession writing student I too seek for answers and clarity in my writing to explain to myself the world I live in and that is why I love to write as much as I do….

What’s the point?

…I don’t know

When archaeologist uncover lost civilization and they enter these worlds that have long since been destroyed, you know what they find most often? They find stories, ancient languages, words and scriptures, from people who have been gone for thousands of years. Because chances are they, like you, wanted to know, what’s the point? And they wanted us to know they were here, they told their stories and they tried to make sense out of their lives and their worlds, and their tragedies.

..Maybe we’ll find clarity in those words, maybe we’ll find peace.

-One Tree Hill. Season 6, Episode 3.

What’s your story? xoxo Anisa

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

Summer Salsa Recipe! (AKA The BEST Mango Salsa) | Gimmemymascara

Hey everyone,

I’m trying something very new today and bringing you a recipe! Today I’m going to share with you how to make an amazing summer salsa, also known as a mango salsa but with a twist, aka red and green peppers! This recipe takes a total of 15 minutes to make, you can adjust the flavours and portions to your liking, it requires no cooking, baking, or frying. Mango salsa is quick, easy, and healthy! It’s the perfect feel good snack and it works great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Enjoy.

For this recipe, you will need: IMG_1507

3 Mangos- Peeled, and Diced

1/3 of a Red Pepper- Diced

1/3 of a Green Pepper- Diced

The Juice of 1/4 of a Lime

3 Tablespoons of Chopped Cilantro

1 Tablespoon of Red Onion- Finely Chopped or Minced

Salt and Pepper, To Taste

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Instructions: 

Simply chop everything up, add it all to a bowl, and stir together! How much easier can you get?

Helpful Hint: When dicing your mango, simply cut around the pitt, into halves, score the mango and scoop out with a spoon.

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*This dish is best served chilled, so feel free to make this ahead of time and keep in the fridge for whenever you need a little something!

Here’s the finished product: IMG_5277

I recommend this salsa with: 

Crackers, tortilla chips, pita, In sandwiches/wraps, on toast, with some grilled chicken, steak, or even fish! It’s so versatile you can really eat it with anything, the possibilities are endless.

*I got this recipe inspiration from Mymommystyle.com but switched it up a bit to make it my own.

OH NO, this post is over! Need something else to do? Check out some other posts on Gimmemymascara.com or sit back, relax, and head over to Youtube.com/Gimmemymascara for more content! xoxo Anisa

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips- First Impressions, How To, & Review | Gimmemymascara

Welcome!

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips!

I received a sample of this product a while back, attached to the Bioré Charcoal Facial Cleanser (which I LOVE) and I was going to try it out to see if I should bother purchasing the product or not, here’s how it went…

Here are the instructions that came on the back of the pouch, and how I went about them,

Note: I apologize for the blurriness of this picture, I just wanted to share what the pouch I received looked like, and I have copied out the instructions for you below.

Step 1: Remove strip from pouch, and twist to separate the slits.I personally didn’t see all the slits at first since the strip was black, but you can see them easier when you twist it from the plastic side, there are 6 slits in total. Here’s what the strip looks like before. IMG_5230

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L’Oréal Brow Plumper by Brow Stylist Review and Demo | Gimmemymascara

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re having an amazing day!

I recently picked up the Loreal Paris Brow Plumper by Brow Stylist and thought I would share my thoughts and a little brow demo for you all! *I have the shade medium to deep, there is also a light to medium and a transparent formula, this product sells for approximately $11 in Canada.*

Let’s start with some pictures and a demo! Be sure to read to the end for my application tips, wear time, and more on this product.

Here is what my brows look like naturally, I have the rest of my eye and face makeup done but have done nothing to my brows. *All photos have been taken in natural daylight, and have no filter, I hope that helps you when selecting a colour for this product!*

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