100% Pure Cosmetics: Lip colours + Eye Creamsticks

vitamint-100-pureSantana Row is my go-to place when I need to do some window shopping and browsing all the wonderful stores. 100% Pure is always a brand that has caught my eye, I walked in there a couple of times only to swatch a few things on my hand here and there. But it was only when I was invited to a blogger party at the store itself, where I learned a little more about the brand.

100% Pure cosmetics is an all natural, cruelty free, vegan makeup store local to San Jose — but is sold all over. I only know this because I searched a few hashtags on Instagram and found out that Canadians are lovin’ it too. And rightfully so, considering their makeup is on par with a lot of brands I am familar with. As someone who doesn’t stray too far off my regular skincare regime, I’m excited to hear that 100% pure products aim to give your skin its maximum benefits, without irritating any skin type.

Plus. Free shipping. Always. No minimum. Uh, bonus. So, I’m show-casing a couple of my favourite products from them today, introducing you to them in case you too are new to the brand like I was.

100percent-pure-lip-colourThis is their new line of fruit pigmented lip colours. Yep, you read that right. Kind of unbelieveable to think about. But look how moisturizing they look like they’d feel on your lips! Those swatches though. 

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100pure-eye-creamstickHere’s their creamsticks. Yes it’s a cream product and it’ll glide onto your forearm easily. But it did require a bit of work (especially with naked glimmer) to build up some colour onto the lid. Easy fix for that is apply a primer over top to make them more vibrant on the lid. 

100-pure-creamsticks6 shimmery eye creamsticks. Which colour is your favourite? I love naked glimmer, and egg plant. But forest is a beauty colour too.

100-pure-cream-eyeAfter wearing three of the 6 shades of eye creamsticks I am pleasantly surprised to tell you that they do not crease on the eyes! Stay tuned for Tuesday’s blog post where I do a complete makeup look using all the products shown below.

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Shop 100% Pure makeup, skin + body care, hair, baby products and nail products, and get free shipping with no minimum purchase.

Disclaimer: 100% pure products were sent to me. Opinions are clearly my own, yee guys know that sure!

 

 

Fort Funston off leash dog beach | San Francisco

Fort-Funston-headerThere goes 3 weeks of no Pomeranian Friday posts! Sometimes you need to take a break, I mean it’s a ton of work taking out Alfie and remembering to capture moments in time together every single week when we’re out on our adventures. Plus, holy time consuming going through all the gorgeous photos of our little nugget. He photographs (and listens) so well when we’re out! I can’t put him up to that sort of posing for pictures every time we’re out having fun. So hence the lack of Alfie pictures lately.

Happy-pomeranianLet’s hope this one makes up for it.

Fort-Funston-San-FranA few weeks back I took Alfie up to Fort Funston off leash dog beach in San Francisco, both of our first times there and was recommended to me by my friend Megan when she used to live in California. The drive took close to an hour to get there, but the views were simply incredible that I wouldn’t think twice heading back there again for another few hours.

Fort-Funston-offleashDog-BeThere are tons of acres of trails, which of course then leads you the incredibly long beach that took over 1 hour to walk! I was absolutely astounded by how many professional dog walkers there were.

Alfie-smilesAll the dogs looked SO freaking happy to be there whether they were off leash or not, playing with others in the sand and literally gallivanting about. It was precious.

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Alfie-me-Fort-FunstonAlfie was off the leash for the most part, of course tickled pink with himself prancing around without the restrictions. He surprised me, and ended up going up to a few dogs on his own (he’s usually a vicious little creature on the leash and won’t allow dogs or humans to come close to me. Trust me, we’ve been working on this for his entire 5 years of life. It’s rough. But I’m pleased to see he’s much better off the leash!

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Alfie-at-Fort-FunstonHe was all smiles the entire day. Couldn’t have asked for a happier pup.

I filmed a YouTube video while I was there too, it’s about 8 minutes long, check it out if you have the chance!

Fort Funston National Park
Fort Funston Rd, San Francisco, CA 94118

Favourite Canadian Bloggers

You can take me out of Canada, but you can’t take away my proper Canadian spelling, or the love of reading my favourite bloggers North of the boarder.

Today I’m bringing you a handful of my favourite reads. If you liked this blog post you may also want to check out my favourite Bay Area Blog Buddies.

Meg NancyMegan | MeganJoy: If you’ve been reading my blog since the Spring, you know darn well who Megan is. We’ve done YouTube makeup collaborations together and I mention her in just about every second blog post I put up here on spiffykerms. Megan & her hubby moved to San Francisco around the same time my husband and I did, but we didn’t realize either of us were Canadian, and only met up about a month or so before re-locating back to Canada (Toronto area specifically). If you like my blog, I feel like you’ll really enjoy Megan’s, too. She’s like the blonde version of me, who can also pull off a really wicked looking lavender hair colour. Luckily with today’s technology we can voice-chat for free on our cell phones and catch up with each other’s daily activities. If you are ever lucky enough to meet Megan in person, I know you will hit it off so easily with her. She’s just so friendly, chatty, funny and so easy to speak to. None of that “I’m too cool for you” vibe with Megan, and that’s why I heart her so much. :)

Teach Me StyleHolly | Teach Me Style: I found Holly on Instagram one day, browsing through the #JoeFresh hashtags, lusting after the Canadian inexpensive Canadian clothes, and her wearing them like designer and pulling it off magically. Her blog is new, and I say she’s one step ahead of the game being one of the only prairie bloggers out in Western Canada that I know of. She’s basically my fashion and style icon – can I be jealous of everything she pulls off so well? And those hair styles? Like, holy genes, man.

Brittany | My Daily Randomness: Design blog. Food blog. Fashion blog. It’s all awesome. All of the pretties with Brittnay’s blog. Her photography has blossomed and is basically something straight out of a magazine these days.

Amanda | A.Co est. 1984: I still cannot get over the fact that I haven’t met Amanda in person. Although she did live 6+ hours away from me when I was living in Ontario, Canada. Amanda also has a really awesome and addicting YouTube channel that I love. After showing a friend of mine Amanda’s website + YouTube channel, she mentioned that she was just like me. Maybe that’s why I like her.

Leanne | Lipsticks and Lattes: Leanne is also from Newfoundland, like me — but living away. She hasn’t blogged much this year, but I am constantly refreshing her blog on a weekly basis to see if she’s updated. Leanne is one of my favourite Canadian bloggers for many reasons, but if you’re looking for an old school lifestyle blog that isn’t all about sponsored posts, reviews and ad-worthy favourite products, you should check her out. Please update soon, Leanne!