Life With Boys…

If you have kids, you know its the most rewarding and joyful feeling in the whole world. You carry them for nine months, you feel them grow inside you, and then you watch them enter this world. It is the most overwhelming love I have ever felt in my 35 years on this earth.

As babies, we watch their every move, every breath, every stumble. We clean boo boo’s, we kiss bumps and bruises, and we show them what love is. We teach them right from wrong, we instil values that we hope will last a lifetime, and we show them the meaning of a loving and caring home. These are the most crucial years or their little lives.

THEN THEY GROW UP!! I have two boys, Noah, age eight and Riley, age twelve, and OHHH MAAA GAWD…. They are so rough with each other! Somedays I feel like I live in a zoo, and I pray to god its not just me! haha The smallest thing will set them off on each other. And I don’t mean like a little argument, I’m talking about an all out WAR!

My daily conversations consist of “don’t hit your brother”, “don’t pull his hair”, don’t go in each others rooms”. The quotes are endless. Some days I think they are going to drive me crazy. I LOVE MY KIDS I LOVE MY KIDS I LOVE MY KIDS.. haha I tell myself its life with boys.

My kids are very active. I feel like my schedule revolves around theirs. No, actually it does revolve around theirs. Picking up from school, go home and feed them, leave again and rush to drop one off at hockey practice early because the other has hockey on the opposite end of town. It’s so exhausting! Not to mention having to leave town every other weekend because my oldest,  plays competitive hockey and travels. Sometimes on 14 hour bus rides, for a 2 game weekend. But, I would never change a thing about my life. At the end of the day we jump into bed for a family cuddle and all the madness is totally worth it. Everything that happened that day is forgotten. We laugh, we joke, and we love each other.

Throughout all the craziness, we are a normal family. A family who loves each other beyond words. A family who would do anything for each other. And ultimately, a family who supports one another, no matter how crazy the idea may seem. We may be a crazy and busy family, but we are a happy family. I hope my kids can look back once they are older, and tell our crazy stories to their own families, with smiles on their faces. Laugh about the good times, and cry about the sad times. I hope they are wonderful men who put their families first, and I hope they are mama’s boys forever.

Feel free to comment if you can relate to having a crazy, busy life like mine. And… if sometimes your kids just drive you a little cray cray haha

Until next time…

Sheryail Marie xoxo

Sephora Haul

There is nothing I enjoy more than getting a great makeup haul. Especially if I can get it on sale… Like hello, how can you ever say no to a sale. YOU CANT! Some of these items were sales, others were not that I just bought because I was in the mood for new makeup.. which is everyday. Haha. Lets jump right in. I will be doing reviews on each of these products once I use them a few times.

Sephora Favourites Sunkissed Glow: What it is:
A multi branded kit with bronzer and highlighting essentials.

What it does:
Score summer’s most wanted bronzed glow look with this coveted collection of seven bronzers and highlighters in an array of finishes and formulas. The set includes one full size and six deluxe size summer essentials, so you can experiment and find your ideal glow.

This set contains:
– 0.08 oz/ 2.4 g BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast
– 0.1 oz/ 3 g Benefit Cosmetics Hoola in Natural Bronze
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Ciaté London Dewy Stix Luminous Highlighting Balm
– 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Champagne Flash
– 0.06 oz/ 1.8 mL Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01
– 0.23 /oz/ 6.8 mL MILK MAKEUP Highlighter in Lit
– 0.11 fl oz/ 3 mL tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Overall, I love this product. These kits are such an amazing way to try products without purchasing the full size.

Kat Von D Limited Edition ‘I Am Devine” Eyeshadow Pallet: A new, limited-edition eyeshadow palette with eight high-pigment matte, shimmer, and metallic shades inspired by the drag queen Divine’s iconic look. This set contains:
– 8 x 0.06 oz/ 1.7 g Eyeshadows in Babs (champagne with blue-green shimmer), Hard Magic (matte jet black), Baltimore (cobalt with blue-purple glimmer), Waters (matte sky blue), Filthy (metallic gunmetal), Pink Flamingos (pearlescent lime green), Female Trouble (matte pure white), Hairspray (metallic pewter with silver and gold glimmer)

Cover FX Contour Kit: 
A convenient contouring palette with all you need to contour, strobe, and highlight. What it does:
The pros know the secret to an expertly contoured complexion is a combination of the perfect shades and a cream texture that leaves a natural-looking finish. This kit features four ultra-blendable cream shades including a light contour, deep contour, highlighter, and illuminator allowing you to sculpt, strobe, and highlight your features. The Contour Kit comes in six global shades based on depth and undertone, so every skin has an ideal match. It includes a step-by-step instruction card to ensure perfect pro results.

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Pallet: A highlighting palette with four total highlighters—two cream and two powder—that’s designed to highlight, strobe, and illuminate your complexion.

What it does:
The Perfect Light Highlight Palette’s four, coordinated shades are ideal for customizing your glow. Highlight, strobe, and layer your light for multidimensional radiance with these palettes of coordinated cream and powder highlighters. The ultra-creamy texture of the two cream highlighters provides a dewy, radiant glow while the two, talc-free powder highlighters impart a silky, luminous finish. Just use them on the face and body individually or layer them together to modify your glow.

TOO FACED White Peach Eyeshadow Pallet: A matte, shimmer and glitter eyeshadow palette infused with peach and sweet fig cream.

This palette contains:
– 12 x 0.04 oz / 1.25 g Eyeshadows in Peach Cream (matte soft cream), Peach Suede (matte dusty rose), Peaches & Dreams (golden peach pearl), Crème de la Peach (soft coral with gold sparkle), Peach Sorbet (matte creamy peach), Glistening Peach (rose gold with sparkle), Peach Smoothie (matte rose taupe), Sweet Fig (matte smoky mauve), Peach Ice (white shimmer with gold sparkle), Fuzzy (matte creamy grey), On the Grill (matte charcoal grey), Peach Passion (deep orchid with blue and purple sparkle)
– Step-by-step how-to glamour guide

HUDA Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Pallet in Coral: A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.

Featuring two duo chrome shimmers and seven creamy, matte shadows, this palette combines warm shades of burnt orange and dusty pink, for a daring look that delivers a warm glow.

HUDA Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Pallet in Gemstone : A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.

A collection of nine creamy, metallic and duo chrome shadows inspired by the rich reflection of gemstones. Packed with stunning shades of amethyst, ruby, emerald, and sapphire, this palette is perfect for adding a hint of sparkle to the eyelids.

Reviews will be coming on all these products soon so stay tuned!!

Until next time…

Sheryail Marie xoxo

Sharing my look and products I used to create this gorgeous glam🌹 with pictures

Today I am going to share with you all the products I used to create this flawless look. Good makeup application begins with a great skincare regimen, so if you don’t already have one in place, it’s time to start. I will be doing a full article on my most beloved skincare products within the next few days, so stay tuned for that!

For this look I was going for a glam/girly appearance. Below are every product I used.

Primer: Because I absolutely adore HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer (see my review on this product) it was a clear choice for this look. I feel like I am always talking about this primer, but it’s just so amazing! It’s my absolute favourite primer out there right now.

Foundation: I wanted a full coverage finish so I used Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation. It is very full coverage and I just love the way it feels on my skin. My shade in this is honey.

Concealer: I love a full coverage concealer. With 2 busy boys I need all the coverage I can get… haha.. bring on the coverage baby!! For this look – and pretty much every look – I used Tarte shape Tape Concealer. The coverage of this product is unlike anything else I have tried! My shade is medium.

Contour: Yes, I am the contour queen! I mean, who doesn’t look a chiseled out cheekbone? Am I right? For this look, I used the Kat Von D shade and light pallet. It’s my tried, true, and trusted pallet. I have so many contour pallets but this is one of my favourites.

Brows: I am a a benefit brow girl through and through! I have yet to find a product that even compares! I am a shade 3 and for this I used precisely my brow pencil as well as ka – brow.

Eyeshadow: The eye pallet I used was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Pallet. I adore this pallet. The shades are so rich and pigmented.

Highlight: I have so many highlighters it’s hard to keep track. For this look I used Wet n wild in precious petals. It’s a fantastic drugstore highlighter and it’s super affordable!

Lips: Can I get an amen for a bold look 🙏🏼🙏🏼 I love a beautiful bold lip. In this look I used Mac Cosmetics Matte lipstick in ruby woo. This is one of my all time favourite lip colours.

Mascara: I have quite a few mascara that I use on the regular. For this look I used Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real. I absolutely love the want in this mascara. It’s so precise that you can get the little corner lashes as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s look! I had fun creating it to share with you all 🙂

Until next time…

Sheryail Marie xoxo

Physicians Formula: The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 Review

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 CAN $14

Today’s review will be on Physicians Formula The Healthy foundation SPF 20. First off we will start by reading what Physicians Formula says.

What PF says about this foundation:

What It Is:

A long-wearing, buildable, and breathable foundation that provides lightweight, medium coverage with a healthy, satin finish.

Why It’s Good For You:

Compatible with all skin types and featuring our exclusive Brightening Complex and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, brighten and improve the appearance of skin tone. Added boost of Vitamins A, C & E provides a flawless, healthy coverage.

Key Ingredients:

Brightening Complex (Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract), Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Salts), Vitamin A, C& E Antioxidant Blend, Protective SPF 20

My opinion on PF SPF 20: When I first saw this at my local drugstore, I was a little disappointed with the shade range. I had to buy two shades to create a custom shade for my skin tone. I wanted to try this so bad, so for $14 per bottle I was ok with purchasing two.  I LOVE this foundation. I find myself reaching for it more than some of my high end foundations. Its a pretty full coverage foundation, and building up is effortless, with no drying or caking up.  It has a large doe foot applicator (similar to Tarte Shape Tape Foundation).  No wasting product whatsoever. I absolutely love these types of applicators. You can use your choice of tool to apply. I use a beauty blender, but you can use a brush as well. It feels fairly light on my skin. Some foundations feel super heavy for a full coverage look. This one felt fantastic. I will definitely be re-purchasing this foundation once I run out, and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a reliable and affordable drugstore foundation.

Until next time…

Sheryail Marie xoxo

Wow…Life can get hectic

Good evening to all my beautiful followers and fellow bloggers. It’s been a while since I have been able to post. My son had a surgery and that sort of consumed my life. Along with the typical mom/wife duties and work, I feel like I am stretched thin these days. But.. Im back and ready to roll.

This is just an introduction of what you can expect to see in my blog posts. I will be posting regularly. I am aiming for once daily Monday to Friday, and possibly a lifestyle post once on the weekend. Just so you can see my crazy life with 2 very active boys, 2 dogs and a husband.. haha!

My blogs will include beauty and skincare reviews as well as recommendations/hit and misses.  These are just my opinion, so keep in mind what may not work for me may be fantastic for you. I will post about my life as a mom and a wife..these will be interesting ..LOL. I hope you laugh about it with me, and possibly relate. I am real and I am honest and I hope you enjoy the content that is about to come your way.

If you would like to get to know me and my crazy life a little better, I hope to see you back here. Feel free to ask and questions. Comments are always welcome as well as any ways that I can make my blog more enjoyable for you.

Until next time…

Sheryail Marie  xoxo

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I am so excited to start this journey that I have wanted to do for a long time now. However, with being a wife and a mom sometimes life gets in the way and we put things on the back burner. But here I am, ready to share some amazing info and honest reviews of beauty, fashion and skincare with all of you. Since I was a little girl playing with my moms makeup bag on the floor and “making up” dolls, I have been hooked. Beauty and fashion are my passion. It has been for as long as I can remember! I’m so grateful you stopped by my blog and I hope you can take away some helpful info. New blogs will go up 2-3 times per week.

Xoxoxo

Sheryail 💕

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton