Self portrait of performance artist Mia Florentine Weiss Artist
Good Evening All!
I started stretching a few months back as a way to unwind
from the work day. I set aside 3-4 days a week between Monday to Friday
and have surprisingly managed to keep at it. I have seen a vast improvement in my flexibility and overall mood. I work in an office so when you spend most of your day sitting in what is not exactly the most comfortable chair, you tend to get stiff, sore and most often gravitate towards a poor posture. I find now that by keeping up with this, my overall work day is less painful physically (not always mentally, haha). I also play softball every Thursday and have benefited considerably by doing this so as to not pull too many muscles. Life is hectic and planning can be difficult but if you can manage to set aside even just 20 minutes every other day to stretch your body, you too will see the rewarding nature.
Xoxo, Dani Girl
Drawing by Roland Topor
Artwork by: Heo Jiseon
Good Evening All!
Here we have the June edition of TOPBOX.
Although there wasn’t any samples in this set, I am still mighty pleased
with the products I received! So let’s get started!
ESTATE Cosmetics – Lip Crayon in Sweeter Season
Lip liners as I have said in the past, aren’t my strong suit.
I have experimented however with similar lipstick shades to that
of the crayons and found that by over applying the liner,
the lipstick doesn’t have that awkward fade away as if you were to
just line your lips only. These versatile crayons in particular are all you need for the perfect pout. Use it alone or layer it under your favourite lip colour! Retails for $10 USD > Available at estatecosmetics.com.
Elizabeth Arden – Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask
Masks! Masks! Masks! Even if this is just a sample size,
it is always welcomed. You can never go wrong with treating
your skin to a little extra loving and it will thank you for it!
This double-action mask delivers both immediate and long-term detoxifying results. Instantly, smart polymers gently lift away dirt and oil to gently resurface skin. 75 ml/ tube @ $98. Available at Hudson’s Bay.
Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara
Benefit is one of my favourite makeup lines. I have yet to come across a product of theirs that I don’t absolutely love! This is my first time with their mascara. In a previous Ipsy bag, I received their tinted lash primer and actually on some occasions just wore it on its own or used it to enhance my mascara application. The best part about this mascara is that it has a plastic applicator. I have come to learn that for me personally, the plastic applicator is a winner in regards to reaching each and every individual lash and not leaving that clumpy, messy overdone look. 8.5g @ $31. Available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and benefitcosmetics.com.
Belif – The True Cream – Aqua Bomb
Alright, alright alright! How many times have we all gone through countless moisturizers to come out disappointed? It’s either too greasy or does not soak into the skin properly, leaving dry flakes. This stuff is pure gold!
It is ultra hydrating and super lightweight. Did I mention it’s a gel?
Perfect for the summer when we are already feeling the heat
and need a bit of a cool down.
50ml/container @ $47. Available at The Face Shop,
Nature Collection and Fruits & Passion. E-commerce: belifcanada.com
So there you have it! Another fabulous monthly subscription come and gone.
Looking forward to seeing what July brings!
Xoxo, Dani Girl