Happy Easter Monday! I don’t know if many of you noticed but I took the long weekend off of my regular post schedule. I officially post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but in 2018 I’ve been posting on Sundays as well. My work week was long & tedious so I needed some time to chill out and film a few youtube videos. I took the long weekend off posting and it was exactly what I needed. I did post a few times on Instagram though, and speaking of Instagram, it’s time for my monthly Instagram Snap Recap!
I’ve been focusing more on Instagram this year. In February I grew to 800 subscribers and my March goal was to hit 1K. Well, I did! My numbers are at a plateau right now, but I was so happy that I managed to grow so much (for a small account) since the start of the year. 1k is the number where small brand collaborations start to seem plausible so I was thrilled that things seem to be slowly growing. I would love to be able to turn Always, Cleia into a full time job one day in the distant future! For now I work by day and blog by night.
Brands I want to try more of: I'm still so obsessed with this browny-nude @kyliecosmetics matte lip kit! It's so long lasting I can always count on it. I've been experimenting with this @urbandecaycosmetics Afterglow blush and I'm really liking it! Plus the packaging is beautiful 😍 Lastly I absolutely need to try more from @beccacosmetics I've been using this pressed highlighter and is blinding! 🌌
I'm feeling so much better today, I have a cold but I think I'm getting over it ❄ 😁 On my eyes today is the @colourpopcosmetics Double Entendre palette 🔥No Filter Concealer and Precision Brow Pencil, plus the @stilacosmetics Stay All Day liquid eyeliner 👁 On my face is a combo of @makeupforeverca Ultra HD & @maybelline Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth, ColourPop Bronzer and @urbandecaycosmetics Afterglow Blush. I'm wearing @toofaced Melted liquid lipstick in Chihuahua 💋💄
Today's Makeup! I took some before & after photos of the @colourpopcosmetics Brow Boss Pencil today for my review on Friday as well as a coppery halo eye from the Give It To Me Straight palette. I'm having so much fun coming up with new looks! 💞 The rest of my makeup is the @tartecosmetics Aquacealer Concealer and Amazonian Clay Blush, @stilacosmetics Stay All Day Eyeliner, @lorealmakeup Lash Paradise Mascara, @maybelline Fit Me Foundation and @arbonnecanada Bronzer 😘😘
I am a VERY happy blogger today! My husband ordered me this @canoncanada EOS Rebel T6i camera 📷 and I am over the moon about it! I'm so excited to take photos with it, I took a few practice shots of makeup photos and it blows my Android phone away 😁 I've decided that I'm going to try my hand at filming this year now that I have the equipment for it 💕
The contents of my March @lookfantastic box! Honestly the curation was odd this month. Included was a (ridiculously expensive) @omorovicza Moisturizer for oily skin and a face mask for dry skin by Renu Skin. Two opposite skin types! There was also a lip plumping gloss containing mineral oil and a little contour brush and an eyeshadow duo by @doucceofficial I feel like none of the products really compliment each other to make a cohesive box even if I'll use some of them 😮
The obsession is real – My ever growing #colourpopme collection 😘 Products pictured: Double Entendre Palette Give It To Me Straight Palette She Palette MLP Palette Private Party Bronzer Supershock shadows: White Rabbit, Brady, Elixir & Tea Party Lippie Stix Primer Ultra Matte Lip in Mamacita & Take A Pixie Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso 💋💄
Makeup from Sunday! Unfortunately I won't be playing with makeup much this week, I'm on early morning/middle of the night shifts until Friday. I'd like to film another video on Friday though! 😊 I've been experimenting with palette cocktails using the Nubian 2 palette from @juvias place. On Sunday I combined it with the @toofaced natural love palette to make a sunset half cut crease 😀 I was very glam while wearing sweatpants and a t shirt 😄 Do you guys mix palettes or do you prefer to use just one?
Instagram Brand Collabs
I was lucky enough to be chosen for two instagram brand collaborations this month. I reviewed three products from the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skincare Line on my blog and posted a photo on instagram to showcase the products. This was my very first collab so I was excited to use my new camera to take the photos! I also collabed with B.Liv to write about their new O2 Bubbly Bright Mask that forms bubbles on your face. It was such a neat mask, I was floored that these brands wanted to work with me. Here’s my Instagram collab posts…
Thank you @AveenoCA for sending me these products to try out! #PositivelyRadiantCA #ad #sponsored The new positively radiant line from Aveeno contains soy which has been used for thousands of years to reduce blotchiness & discoloration in skin tone.The new Positively Radiant bodycare line is available this month at @shoppersdrugmartofficial in Canada and other mass retailers. I've been using all three products since I received them in the mail. The body wash is giant, I can't believe how much product you get. A 532ml bottle retails for around $11. The lotion now lives on my coffee table so I can use it when I'm watching TV, because that's the only time I think to use lotion 😄 I don't have any discolouration on my neck or chest (which is where the dark spot corrector says to apply) but I've been using it anyways since it contains SPF. SPF should always be in our daily routines! 😉 For my FULL review please head over to my blog this morning, link in bio 💕
I've been using this @bliv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask since it arrived in the mail last week, it's such a fun product to use! When you apply it the mask bubbles up on your skin and works to purify, brighten, and exfoliate with the help of oxygen, rice powder and red cellulose beads. #ad #sponsored #bliv As a bonus I found it extremely hydrating on my skin, which wasn't a product claim but turned out to be a happy bonus. If you want to know more I wrote a blog post about this product which is up on the blog this morning! (Link in bio) Thank you so much to the B.Liv team for sending this mask over to me in Canada 😊 #canadianblogger #beautygram #bblogger #bbloggersca #beautyaddict #beautyqueen #beautylover #beautygrammer #bloggerlife #blogging #discoverunder2k #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #facemask #flatlay #flatlays #instamood #instablogger #instadaily #igbeauty #makeuplover #masking #skincare
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