June Favourites | So Much Coral

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Lately I am so in love with coral.  Coral nails, coral cardigans, coral lips, coral purses...something about this punchy fun spring-summer combo colour has my head over heels this month!  Let me begin this post by saying how proud I am of my self for getting this post thought about, photographed, and written up before July is even here! Who knows, at this rate I may even get an empties post done!  Lol.  What silly thinking, I will have an empties post up in mid July.  Deal with it ;)  Now, back to the coral.  Let's just say you will be seeing lots of coral on my blog in July!  

Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Venezia

stila stay all day liquid lipstick in venezia

Last week I stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart on my lunch break to drop off a prize at the post office.  I got suckered into walking through the Beauty Boutique and long story short, here I am reviewing another matte red-orange lipstick.  The world is indeed a marvellous place!  Well, really the special part of the story is that I only left with one product, and it wasn't one of their new Aqua Glow Blushes (though that just might happen next week.).  Anyways Stila has a beautiful new summer launch including four new All Day Liquid Lipsticks.  I already own their classic and true red Beso, and I love the formula.  I'm happy to say Venezia is just as beautiful and long lasting.

My (Uninspiring) Birchbox | May 2015 (+rant)

Monday, 29 June 2015


Anybody else been feeling uninspired by recent Birchboxes?  I had such high hopes, thinking it would be just like the American box, but its the same few brands on repeat, the same drab colours, and the same general products.  I swear I will cancel once I get redeem all of my points for something great (like The Balm).

Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths* (+giveaway)


Recently I was presented with an opportunity to review some new cleaning cloths by Cetaphil.  I have recently taken a turn away from cleansing cloths for makeup removal in favour of Bioderma, however I do value wipes for other aspects of both my skincare routine and for the behind the scenes aspects of blogger life.

Julep Secret Store | My Order

Sunday, 28 June 2015



Normally I don't order from the Julep Secret Store because I already have move Julep than a girl will ever need.  However, I am a huge fan of Bauble Bar and when I saw the "Bling Mystery Accessories" it made me think of a recent colab that Julep and Bauble Bar did.  For 6.99 I ordered it with my fingers crossed that it would be from them.

CBB Meet Up & Make Up Haul


So before I get into this *amazing* meet-up with you I wanted to celebrate another little blog milestone!  I just learned how to manually alter the photo size in the "HTML" section of blogger.  #AllOftheCode

Annnnnnyways on to the pretty things.  Last weekend I had the full and utter pleasure of joining about twenty other women from the GTA for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Meet Up & Swap.  We met, we chatted, we ate, and then we swapped.  Oh, we swapped.  Keep reading to see what was on the table and what I left with!

Love Is Beautiful

Saturday, 27 June 2015


I think that love and marriage are beautiful things, and it makes me so happy that all Americans can now celebrate their love with marriage.  That marriage is now legal for all Americans is a beautiful thing, so let's celebrate the things that make life beautiful and the things that make life worth living!  To celebrate, I am going to let you know what my favourite products are from each colour of the rainbow!  I thought it would be fun to put together a quick fun little post, because mixing bright eyeshadows isn't my strength (hello Naked palettes!)

Julep | The Deep End

Friday, 26 June 2015


Every month Julep releases a new collection of nail polish and beauty products.  While I personally find some collections to be a tad hit-or-miss, I was really thrilled with what came in the mail this month! The collection has a good mix of different finishes, but naturally I was attracted to blue, mint, and poppy hued crèmes (okay, the mint was a shimmer).  Some may say my taste is boring, but I prefer the term "classic".  Each shade was perfect for summer and ready to be painted on your toes as you lay at the pool, beach, or lake!

Benefit They're Real Mascara in Blue

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Benefit is on fire this year!  First they released Roller Lash, which is by far my favourite mascara of all time, and then they decide to go ahead and release They're Real in two new shades: Blue and Brown.  The only thing that would be better is if they released Roller Lash in purple and blue!  On the weekend I popped up to Benefit's new boutique in midtown Toronto to have my eyebrows done (post coming soon!) when I noticed that they had the new mascaras on sale a full week before anybody else!  

Finish 5 By Fall Challenge

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


I was just challenged by Angela of Raincouver Beauty to participate in her "Finish 5 by Fall" Challenge.  I never say no to a challenge that helps me be more accountable in finishing off products, so of course I said yes!

More than just Naked Palettes: Urban Decay Naked Blush & Bronzer & Highlighter & Lipgloss

Monday, 22 June 2015


Every month the Canadian Beauty Bloggers have a featured brand.  And every month, until this one, I have managed to *just* miss it.  But for Urban Decay?  Couldn't miss that for the world.  Now, coming up with what to post about Urban Decay was actually a bit of work, because I wanted to do something a little different than the standard Naked Palette post (which, spoiler alert: the palettes are ah-mazing and I literally own all five of them).  Other than eyeshadow, Urban Decay does in fact, make other things.  Two products from their Naked line that I adore are Naked Flushed in "Naked" and Naked Lipgloss in "Naked".  Each of these products come in a selection of colours, but I personally find these to be the most flattering on me.

Essence "Pretty" Giveaway*

Saturday, 20 June 2015


I had so much fun with my first giveaway that I thought I would do one more!  These products were given to my by Essence, and I am so excited to share this "pretty in pink" (& purple) set with you.  I think these colours would be so fun for spring & summer-- that blue eyeshadow makes me think of mermaids x)

Ole Henriksen On The Go Cleanser

Friday, 19 June 2015


I think that it is about time I share my thoughts about this *amazing* cleanser.  After about two years of constant use, it is safe to say that this product is more than a favourite: it is a necessity.  

My Father's Day Gift Guide!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Father's Day is always a special opportunity to celebrate Dad, and for me, a special opportunity to stress about what on earth to buy for the man who needs nothing.  with Mom's you can get them a candle, or something pretty from Sephora, or even a spa gift card.  But Dads?  I rack my brain every year to find him something special.  And, I think this year I have succeeded.  Since my Mother's Day Gift Guide was so well received, I thought I would share my Father's Day suggestions as well!

Have you entered my giveaway yet?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


I wanted to be sure that everybody saw my giveaway!  Tonight is your last chance to enter, and you can earn extra entries by following me on Twitter and Instagram (@classyontherun).  Make sure to follow the links in the Rafflecopter.  I just started my blog Instagram and have been having a blast on there!

The Liebster Award Tag

Monday, 15 June 2015


The Liebster Award is a tag has been floating around the greater beauty blogging community for the last little bit, and I was always a little tiny bit jealous when other bloggers would get tagged. Annnyways Christine (who has a lovely blog) was kind enough to nominate me (a while ago but I still really appreciate it), and in doing so, she totally made my day!  The way this works is that I answer the eleven questions she came up with, and then I come up with my own eleven questions and I tag eleven people with less than 200 followers.  I think projects like this are an amazing way to spread love and positive feelings among the beauty blogging community <3

i'm feeling twenty-two (happy birthday to me)

Sunday, 14 June 2015


Finally.  A chance to play twenty-two by Taylor Swift.  But actually, earlier last month I celebrated my twenty-second birthday (adulthood is sure approaching quickly!).  This year I was genuinely blown away by the generosity of my friends and family and am lucky to say that this post only includes some of the beautiful gifts I was lucky enough to receive.

Sephora Favourites | Time to Prime

Saturday, 13 June 2015


Sephora Favourites sets always prove to be a worthy purchase.  I love the chance to try a bunch of different products in deluxe sizes at an affordable rate.  This fantastic set retails for $30 and has a $61 value and I was lucky enough to receive this as a birthday gift last month.

My Trip to Europe & Souvenirs

Friday, 12 June 2015


Last month I had the pleasure of travelling to Europe!  I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful places I saw, and some of the little things I brought home with me!  I hope you won't mind, while some of these photos are beautiful and funny, others are dark and heavy.  I hope that I can share a small fraction of what I learned with you here!

Contents: Pretty Important Stuff (IPSY May 2015)

Thursday, 11 June 2015


With the understanding that subscription boxes are always a bit hit & miss, I must say that IPSY has been constantly impressing me over the last few months.  Not only have the contents of the bag been great, but the bags themselves have been enjoyable to use.  While this month's contents were good...the bag?  The bag was great.  

Set Sail | Julep May 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Julep's May collection was called "Set Sail" celebrating adventure, travel, and all things nautical. Add to that a new eyeshadow release (Feels Like Velvet) and some new Plush Pouts (renamed "Its Balm") and it is by all accounts a miracle that I only ordered two things.

Essence Spring & Summer 2015 (+ my first giveaway!)*

Tuesday, 9 June 2015


This month I am so excited to share with you some products from a brand that I have really grown to love over the last few months: Essence!  It all started in April when I was invited to a PR event featuring Essence.  I was already a fan of their nail polish (great colours, cheap, east to apply), but I did not expect to fall in love with their other products (especially their lipsticks!) as much as I did.  Essence was very generous with the samples they gave to me, and in turn, I am so excited to share them with you!  At the end of this post you will find a special giveaway featuring some of my favourites from their new and existing lines.

New At Sephora.com

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

I am happy to say that I am back home from Europe, moved into my new apartment, and keeping busy!  All of that is to say, sorry for the lack of recent posts.  I am looking forward to having some time to myself this evening so I can line up a few new ones.  Today over lunch I was checking out the Sephora website (oops!) and came across these two things to share: a new personalized eyeshadow palette from Buxom, and a silly gimmick design your own 50 point gift.