Beauty · Blogging Tips · Lifestyle · Makeup · Reviews · Weekly Recap

Ingrid’s Weekly Recap & My Love List



Last week was Week 3 of Project Focus 10, where I reviewed Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer (link). A summer favorite but …

Don’t forget to visit my collab friends : 

Jodi from ABrashAttitude

Joy from StyledWithJoy

Stashy from StashMatters

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lift Concealer Review




I had a blast writing this Valentine’s Day Tag ! (link)

Valentine's Day1



This Valentine’s Day week made me do crazy things like wearing flashy intense red lipstick (ok mix with my coral shade). I must say that after a day of turning heads at the shopping mall, I have to admit that I taught it was cute! I also took advantage of this Love Themed Week to profess my love to Arbonne lipsticks! They are fast becoming one of my favorite lipstick formula ! A total love fest… ❤️(link)

Arbonne Lipsticks (Guava & Currant)

♥ Things I’ve been loving this week ♥

Things I'm loving This Week (Curly Spring Blossom)

From my Bearded Cupid … 

Told you BeardMan was reading my blog!?! 😜 He bought a few items from my Gift list (link) and in the card, even though all those beautiful attentions were for the day of Romance, it was not Happy Valentine’s Day but “get well soon”… From all your comments, I know a lot of you were rooting for a new rescued dog but honestly, it wouldn’t have been ideal at the moment… very soon I hope  🙏🏼 !

My Valentine's Day Gifts

♥ My Top 3 Posts of the Week ♥

Cat from My (A must read !)

Capture d’écran 2016-02-11 à 15.23.55.png


MyStyleInsideOut – Instagram Update

Thank you so much for this new Instagram feature which makes it easier for people with multiple accounts to switch from one account to the other.

Capture d’écran 2016-02-11 à 15.01.23


Katrina Does Beauty – How To Fit Blogging Around Full Time Work (link)

Capture d’écran 2016-02-13 à 06.45.51

♥ Most Exciting New Product of the Week ♥

Capture d’écran 2016-02-12 à 16.02.01
New Viseart Brow Palette : Define, Draw or Shape


♥ My Favorite YouTube Videos Of The Week ♥

🐾 Vet Ranch 🐾

If you are an animal lover like myself, you will love their weekly videos! Every week, they find a way to put a smile on my face (and tears in my eyes). They are changing lives…!

Have a beautiful Sunday my beauties!



Let’s connect on Bloglovin’ – Twitter – Instagram –  Pinterest

The Beautiful Cat from My (link)

DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

Beauty · Lifestyle · Makeup · TAG

Valentine’s Day Tag ❥ 2016

Valentine's Day1

valentine's day tag

♥ I love Tags and this one was just so fun to answer ♥

1.  What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 10.00.26

Just put some heart-shaped chocolates on a cake and there you go! As they say in “How I met your Mother”, my sweet tooth is LEGENDARY!!!

2.  Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 10.01.37

Hands down chocolate… preferably white chocolate-covered strawberries. I’m not really a fan of Sweethearts.

3.  What was your favorite Valentine’s day memory?


The romantic weekend I bought for BeardMan and I for our first Valentine’s day together. I ended up with food poisoning, and this supposed 5 star hotel was barely a cheap 2**. Romance is the last thing on your mind when your boyfriend is holding your hair while you are crazy sick… But, in a way, it was REALLY a night to remember! 🙊

4.  What movie would you rather watch on Valentine’s Day: Pretty Woman or You’ve Got Mail?

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 10.07.48

None of the above! I’m an action kind of girl … and these are too romantic for me. But wait, we are watching Outlander at the moment, a TV series based on Diana Gabaldon books and it’s pretty romantic, even a bit 50 shades of Grey-ish 😳!!!

5.  Which restaurant would you prefer to go to for a Valentine’s Day date?

No restaurant for us! I prefer a nice home cooked meal.

6.  What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s date?

A date???? I need to think about it since I didn’t have one in such a long time 🙊.

7.  Red or pink lips on Valentines Day?

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 10.09.07

Screaming loud and clear: PINK !!! No reds are touching my lips EVER.

8.  What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?

A very loose flannel pyjama. As a mentioned a few times, I prefer the comfort of my home  over a night on the town or a big restaurant! Maybe it would be different if we lived in New York or Paris… So, comfy warm clothes over a black skinny dress anytime (for now)!!

9. Homemade or store-bought gifts?

Nothing … but if he insists, he can refer to this list (link)

10.  Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?

For the first time in my life, I have bangs (what on earth possessed me to ask for bangs in the first place, we’ll never know!?!). With my very curly hair, I need some practice to master the art of styling bangs. Since I already burned my forehead trying to do something with my curling iron, I’ll stick with Bobby pins.

11. Choose a celebrity to be your Valentine.

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 10.12.15

Totally Ricky Whittle from The 100 TV series and of course, my beautiful and dog lover Tom Hardy as his backup.

12. Do you consider Valentine’s Day a Big Deal?  

Heck no! I’m teasing my BF a lot though. The reality is that we don’t celebrate any special occasions that much.

13. What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?  


I’ve always been a Kit-Kat girl, and Caramilk … and Aero… and Crunchy … and Cherry Blossoms 🍫. Well, I like them all except dark chocolate.

14. Stuffed bears! They’re cute, they’re cuddly, they keep you safe from nighttime monsters. If your significant other got you one for Valentines, would you think it was ridiculous, funny, or cute?

See the picture below 😉 Totally cute since it was a present from my late favorite uncle.😇

Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 18.14.52.png

15. Favorite romantic-type book?

I used to read romantic cheezy books like crazy when I was younger! Believe it or not, I could easily read 3 per week but now they don’t interest me at all. I guess I have all the romanticism I need with BeardMan 😘😘

Truth be told … This tag was answered by the least romantic girl ever (sad but oh! so true)

 Happy Wednesday
Capture d’écran 2016-02-09 à 09.49.48
Ingrid xxx

Let’s connect on Bloglovin’ – Twitter – Instagram –  Pinterest

DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

Beauty · Lifestyle · Makeup

Valentine’s Week ❥ The List

Valentines Day 2016 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Valentine’s Week ❥ The List


Valentine’s Day, that time of the year when we all get mushy mushy and lovey dovey (Euh! not really)! Somewhere in  the back of our mind, we are hoping that our significiant other still remembers the V-Day, expresses his love to us and pops the question. For me, I know that it won’t ever happen and that idea migrated somewhere far away from my mind as BeardMan is quite opiniated about this subject. So I thought that the boyfriend will benefit from THE list.

The “not a good idea” List …


 Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.36.15

With my evergoing battle against my weight, it’s no chocolate for the misses. It seems like I’m on a perpetual diet so this is a no-no (I had a teacher who was always saying a chocolate bar is 5 minutes in our mouth and 5 years in our butt!!!)



 Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.46.11

I think fresh flowers are lovely but I hate receiving a big bouquet. Let’s face it, 3 days later this gift is over and done, and unfortunately in the garbage (10 years ago, it was trendy to make some potpourri with the dried-up flowers but 2016 doesn’t need the dreadful return of that trend). Seriously, a 50$ bouquet is 3 days of beauty but a 50$ eyeshadow palette is years of joy.


 Capture d’écran 2016-02-06 à 09.54.09

If I wasn’t clear before, I lost a few rounds in my bout against my weight. I sadly gained back a couple pounds (more like than 25), so BeardMan knows better than to buy me some floozy lingerie. A flannel pyjama is so attractive too you know!!! (BeardMan’s note: attractive yes, but so @#$&! hot!! )

Romantic Dinner

 Capture d’écran 2016-02-06 à 09.55.31

I don’t know about you but going to dinner on V-Day always feels like a rip-off to me since restaurants tend to jump their prices and they always have one pre-made menu. The pleasure of going to a restaurant is to feel free to order whatever you want, and to send that you have your money’s worth… I never feel that during special events and holidays!



♥ Now this is my little list of things I would love ♥ 

It’s been already a month of giving my significant other, a ton of (not-so) subtle hints)…



I’ve been on a No-Buy on lip products for so long that any chance I get, I suggest some lipsticks. I’m usually a die-hard lip gloss fan (#shinylipsrocks) but lately, I’ve been wearing more and more lipsticks and I’m dying to have the Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Magnolia. I really REALLY like this formula (Vegan & Cruelty-Free) or maybe, Mac Hue.




During the last months, I’ve been on a quest to become a better ME: Creating better habits, motivational tips, finding new tools to achieve new goals, etc… Here are some books that are highly recommended on different sites and that I want to read so badly …


Adventures for your Soul (Shannon Kaiser)

 Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.28.41

You are a Badass (Jen Sincero)

 Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.29.15

& this journal Better Than Before (Gretchen Rubin)

Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.24.34


It’s not a secret that I’ve been praying the beauty gods for someone special a.k.a. love of my life, to be the best father to our furry babieS. He is already a super dad for our only girl Betty but I would like to add a few siblings to the family (let’s say 7 or 8 new dogs). I know he is reading this post, so I guess it could help… #AdoptDon’tShop

Face Palette

Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.33.01

I want the MAC contour & Sculp Yourself Palette very badly…  This little number is calling my name, my cell phone and even sends me emails and text messages: “Ingrid…..Ingrid … we made this one just for you”!


 Capture d’écran 2016-02-05 à 09.31.06

It’s been on my “will I ever get one” list forever. I know it’s a little expensive for that special V-Day but heck, we never know (No wedding = a Vitamix at least, you don’t think so?!?). Someone could argue that getting an appliance on Valentine’s Day means spending more time in the kitchen but, for me, it would be a great solution to all my smoothie recipes which are my basic foods each morning…


Maybe this post seems like I need something more in my life but let me be honest (and cute) for a moment: Being with beardman really feels like Valentine’s day every day. He doesn’t have to give me anything but his heart (Ok! That’s way too cheesy). I will take whatever he wants (on the list of course), a hug and a kiss or even nothing at all (not happening).


Humour me and let me know what’s on your not-so-secret list!!!



Let’s connect on Bloglovin’ – Twitter – Instagram –  Pinterest


DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.