Peony Planner

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I live for planners.  If you check out my last planner post, you would know I LOVE The Happiness Planner. After using this planner for a year, I had to get the Peony Planner

The Peony Planner is as if you meshed together the most luxurious binder with planner essentials, plus more. It features a magnetic closure and it's made from vegan leather. It's a six ring binder that has a 3 internal pockets, plus stickers! Who doesn't love sticker sheets?


The planner comes in a beautiful box, matching the shade of the planner that you chose. The color options include Black and black interior with rose gold details, Peach and peach interior with gold details and Blue and blue interior and silver details.  

You can either buy the dated or undated planner. I chose to buy the dated 2018 planner. The little details of the planner are well thought out and it adds a sense of relaxation when it comes to planning your day/month. 

The gold detail is probably my favorite part of the planner. The inserts came without the month stickers, which I put on myself. It was fun and crafty that made me feel like I had a part in creating my own planner. I also put together the planner as well.

 The only downside to the planner, is if you put the whole year into the binder, it won't close properly. However, to solve that, you can keep your box and store half of the year in the box and keep the other half in the planner until it's time to switch it. That way, you don't mess up your pages and you'll already have the other half of the year together and it will be easy to switch out. 

As with the original Happiness Planner, the Peony Planner also features your yearly and monthly overview and daily dated pages with daily quotes. It includes monthly goal settings for your work and personal life and positive self talk for yourself. You can reflect on the end of the month as well, reflecting on how you felt and what you worked on/need to work on. 

The planner also includes stickers and printables where you can reflect on your goals and other various things. This planner is to help you to be more mindful and grateful in your day to day life, thus making it the "Happiness Planner". 

This was a great planner to get as you can buy the inserts every year, instead of buying a new planner. I truly believe in positive self talk and mindfulness so I believe this is a great essential item. It really helps to keep you focused on your life and to help manage/plan your daily duties and schedules. What's your favorite planner? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

How to: Banish Kit

Friday, December 8, 2017

We all have trouble in a way with acne scars and blemishes. What if I told you there was a way that you can lighten these up and get ride of them? Today I'm going to show you how to use Banish - Banish Kit.

This kit comes with the Banisher Roller, a Cleaning Container, a Storage bag, and the Banish Oil. The Banish Oil is equipped with Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic Acid oil, also known as Vitamin C serum. Retailing at $75, this kit is meant to reduce acne scars and blemishes over a period of time. Patience is key! 

The Banisher Roller is has titanium bristles that create micro channels to revitalize the skin! You want to use this once every two weeks and results CAN be seen within 4-8 weeks of use. You also want to make sure to replace your Banisher Roller every 3-4 times you use it to prevent any bacteria from building up on it. 

Now I bet you're wondering how to use this thing right? Well I'm going to show you right now! Keep on reading if you want to learn more. 

The first thing you want to do is use the container they provide to disinfect your roller. You want to put alcohol in it and let it soak for 5 minutes. Even if it's brand new, you want to make sure it's completely free from anything. Turning the roller on it's back side will help it to stay put in the container without you having to hold it. 

Now I suggest before you use this product, if you have sensitive skin, take an ibuprofen 1 hour before use.  This will greatly help with any pain or discomfort you might feel while rolling your skin. Now on to the fun part! 

You want to begin rolling your face, don't put too much pressure. A light hand goes a long way. You want to start with your problem areas first. You don't have to do your entire face unless you want to get the most out of the product. For me, I have discolouring on my cheeks especially. 

When you do start to roll, roll in the same area for 4-5 times. After that, you want to switch it up and repeat this process but in the opposite direction. You will be able to feel the needles slightly but not too much to the point where it's unbearable. Trust me, that ibuprofen helps... a lot. Don't let it scare you either! After you do the first couple of rolls, you will feel more confident in using it. 

The next thing you want to do is apply the Banish Oil all over the areas you roll. DO NOT FEAR. You will feel a tingly sensation but that's because you just finished creating tiny holes in your skin. You're skin is going to absorb this oil so well and after a while, the tingling sensation will go away. It's not painful, it just feels like a little discomfort. 

You're done after that! Woo hoo! It wasn't that bad, right? Not at all. Now here's the important part... DO NOT put on any makeup or skin care for at least 8 hours. It's best to do this at night so you will be prepared to do your skin care routine in the morning. 

I will be using this product and keeping track of my results and give updates, so make sure you're following my social media to keep in touch. You can also check out my YouTube Video on how to use the Banish Kit! Have you tried the Banish Kit? Leave a comment down below and let me know. 

Easy to Use Lip Liners

Monday, December 4, 2017

If it's one thing I NEED more of... it's lip liners. You can never have enough good quality ones, that are easy to apply and are long lasting. I think I found my personal Holy Grail Lip Liner.

From the details of the packaging, to the overall quality of products... Kat Von D Beauty has easily become one of my favorite brands of this year. One thing I have been dying to try, is their lip liners. & boy oh boy am I impressed. 

Everlasting Lip Trio - $27

I got a chance to order their 3 piece Everlasting Lip Liner set that comes with the colors: Lolita, Hawkwind, and Homegirl.  Originally $18 a piece, this set comes with three favorite lip liners for the price of $27. 

It's designed to be a 24 hour wear that's water resistant as well. Made for comfort and a weightless feel, these lip liners are matte that come in 30 different shades. Mix and match or pair it along with your favorite KVD Everlasting Liquid Lip. 

As you can see from the pictures above, the detail of the packaging is amazing. The lip liners are even better themselves. 

When first trying out these liners, I was shocked at how creamy and easy to apply they were. Not only that, but the color payoff was very well too. The color is intense and it made my KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick last even longer than expected. 

Usually I find for pinker lipsticks, they tend to wear away faster. However, using the Lolita Liner with the Lolita Liquid Lipstick, really helped with not only the color payoff, but how well the lipstick lasted as well. 

The liners are easily blendable to give you the perfect lip combo when you don't wear to wear the same liner as your lipstick. You can easily create new shades and make your lips look fuller by using a darker toned lip liner than your lipstick.

It will help to make ANY liquid lipstick last longer and it's so easy to use that a beginner with makeup can even try and be successful using this product. 
From top to bottom: Homegirl, Hawkwind, and Lolita

Homegirl is a Black Berry shade. Perfect for that deep, bold look or to even make your lips look fuller pairing it with Lolita.

Lolita is your Chestnut Rose. Perfect for any skin tone in my opinion. 

Hawkwind is a Nude Sienna shade, perfect to make your lips look slightly fuller, but still natural. 

Overall, I'm obsessed with these lip liners and will definitely be purchasing more colors to add to my collection. The pencil is a twist up that doesn't easily break off too. Again, perfect for any makeup savvy person or anyone getting into makeup. It's effortless, easy, and highly pigmented. 

What are your favorite lip liners? Let me know in the comments down below! 

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