Monday, 29 June 2015

I Heart These Blogs (Beauty & Fashion)

Ahh Monday...the most hated day of the week. I feel ya, mate so I've decided to share a little bit of love in hopes to bring a little ray of sunshine, smiles and unicorns to your heart today. Do excuse the cheesy title, I was pretty much brain dead and couldn't come up with something better. 

I've long been a huge fan of blog posts which share and promote other bloggers. Why you may wonder? Well, the blogging community has become so huge that it's almost impossible for us to know what's out there and there are so many great blogs and bloggers that went unnoticed because of this.

Today I'm sharing a few beauty and fashion related blogs that I visit almost everyday because they are honest, fun to interact with, informative and just a pleasure to read. Let me know if you like or hate this post so I know whether to make it a regular series or to trash it. And if you do like it then the next post will be non beauty/fashion related and so on, I think having a theme to the post would be a lovely idea.

Click here

Friday, 26 June 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON: COSLYS Organic and Ecological French Cosmetics

One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is the opportunity to discover new brands and products and today's post is one of that instances. Coslys (check here) is a eco-friendly, organic brand that was born in 2003 in France and has recently arrived on the Canadian shore. They reached out to me through Twitter and I was given the opportunity to trial a few of their products. I was kindly sent four items and after religiously using them for more than two weeks, this is my verdict.

COSLYS Shower Gel Dry Skin* & Body Milk Cream* (check here)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

REVIEW: SlimQuick Pure Protein Designed for Women (French Vanilla)

Now before any of you give me grief about trying this product, rest assured that my dearest husband has given me a fair share and more. Yes, I am in no way overweight or in desperate need of a weight loss supplement however, I am curious. Make that very very, veryyyy curious when it comes to weight loss supplements.

Truth is, I'm sceptical.

So when I was given the opportunity to try SlimQuick Pure Protein Designed for Women*, I was quick to sign up. I was sent French Vanilla* flavour and have been testing it for a total of five days in the span of two weeks and I am ready to give my verdict.

French Vanilla

Monday, 22 June 2015

My Wish List of Some Sorts from

I know what most of you are thinking and the answer is no, Reflection of Sanity is not becoming a blog which promotes dodgy online clothing stores. In my defence, I always do my research (always do and always will) before accepting any collaboration and just as the previous online store, (check here) came across as legit. The reviews have been decent and you can go to YouTube to check out the haul videos. are usually promoted by bloggers as a great site for affordable wedding dresses (check here), cocktail dresses (check here) and prom & homecoming dresses (check here here) but let's be real, I'm way past the age for prom (ain't nobody wants to see a 36 year old getting down low and dirty on the dance floor) and I am not planning another wedding. Only one failed marriage under my belt, thank you very much.

So let's take a look at what items caught my eye this round!

Glamorous Leisure Split Joint Long Sleeves T-shirt (check here) US$10.95

Friday, 19 June 2015

REVIEW: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil and Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss

I am really excited to write this review, in fact I'm so excited that I would let the pictures do most of the 'talking'. There are just no words to describe how impressed I am with these offerings from Urban Decay but trust me, they are very good.

I received a sample of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in shade Ozone with two samples of Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in shades Failbait and Bittersweet in my ipsy May Glam bag (reviewed here). On first glance, I must admit that I was disappointed to receive lip gloss because I am not a fan of them however, that soon changed after using it for the first time. 

The mini sample that I received from ipsy May Glam bag

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

REVIEW: OZ Naturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer

Have you ever experienced love at first sight? Some dismiss it as lust or vision impaired after one too many pints of beer. Trust me, everything looks prettier after 5 pints of beer especially the bed. And before anyone gets the impression that OZ Naturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer* made me a drunken ho, let me clarify that it was love at first use between me and this gem.

This moisturizer turned out to be the first product that my skin instantly fell in love with. Upon the first usage, I just knew we would get along very well.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Stuffed Mushrooms

Today I'll be presenting one of my favourite side dishes to make which has had great feedback by everyone who has tasted it. It's also one of those dish that looks like you spent hours making but in truth, it's so simple that it's embarrassing.

Stuffed mushrooms have always been a firm favourite of mine and almost every time we dine out, I will opt to order the dish if it's on the menu. Unfortunately for me, most of the time I was left a little disappointed by it so I decided to take matters into my own hands so to speak and come up with my own very simple version of Stuffed Mushrooms.

Let's cook!