Easy Smokey Eye

Hey love bugs 🙂 I just uploaded a super simple smokey eye tutorial for those makeup beginners out there. All the products used are listed in the description bar of the video on Youtube so if you want to know the product names, you can head there to check 😉  don’t forget to subscribe for my future videos and I hope you enjoy this look 🙂 I loved how it turned out.

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The Truth About Living With Your Lover

Everyone always said moving in with your significant other would be completely different; you would realize things about each other that you didn’t realize before, your habits may irritate each other, it would add more stress, etc. I also heard good things like that it feels as though you’re having a slumber party every night with your best friend and so on. Here are my thoughts now that Brandon and I have not even just moved in together, but moved across the world together:

It’s Not Different At All. Well at least not for us.

Maybe this is because we pretty much were living together since we began dating. We were friends before becoming romantic so we knew each other well when it got to that point. At the beginning of us dating we had a 36 day straight sleepover… that’s dedication. It was essentially a lot of Mario Kart, Fifa and Netflix but regardless, we were together 24/7 literally (the only time we were apart was really just when we went to work, and we would visit each other then anyways) so being together in the same house doesn’t feel any different nor irritating being around one person so long. I don’t get sick of Brandon and Brandon (hopefully) doesn’t get sick of me.

Being gross in front of each other? We were at the level immediately as well. I have friends who won’t go number 2 at their boyfriends house…where on the other hand… we have competitions. Living together hasn’t changed our strange and gross level of comfort with each other. It’s actually made it more fun because on days off we can lounge around in pjs all day with our teeth unbrushed. Gross. I know.

Bad habits that annoy me? None. I knew all of Brandon habits in the first month of dating since we were together all the time. He doesn’t like to do laundry and I don’t like to cook. He likes to cook and I like to do laundry. So any habits that were bad that we both had were resolved with the other’s love for it so we don’t have anything to argue about or annoy us after getting home from work. We both clean up after ourselves and we do the dishes together each night; I wash and he dries. We make everything a team activity and it works well that way.

Living together has not added any stress other than paying rent and bills now. I lived with my parents before hand and paid all my own bills except rent so this was a change but we have both our finances in one account and we both work so there’s no reason it should be stressful. We don’t spend stupid money and we work together to make sure our finances are in tact so BAM no stress.

I absolutely love living with my boyfriend. He’s my best friend so everyday is so fun together and just feels like a crazy adventure. Everyone’s experience is different. I’ve heard stories of girls moving in with boyfriends only to realize they are slobs and leave the toilet seat up (LOL sorry but it’s funny). I guess we all have different experiences and I was lucky enough to not endure any negative experiences with this new move in my life.

I hope you guys liked this post. Don’t forget to check out my Youtube channel where you can get to know me a bit more and see some makeup tutorials that I film for you guys. Seeeeeya.

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Bold Gold Cut Crease

Hey pumpkins! I filmed a whole chatty get ready with me tutorial on this bold cut crease makeup look. I absolutely loved it, I thought it was so different and unique. I try to stray away from my typical eye looks and venture into new and exciting colours and designs so this was definitely right up my alley when I completed it. I hope you guys enjoy the tutorial below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Always means a lot 🙂 Product list below!

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Here is a list of the products used in my tutorial:

  • ItCosmetics CC Illuminating Foundation
  • Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette
  • Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette
  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Essence Brow Stylist
  • NYX Gold Loose Glitter
  • Eylure “Definition” Lashes
  • Colourpop Liquid Lipstick “Midi”
  • Colourpop Liquid Lipstick “Vice”
  • Loreal Telescopic Mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette “Purple Horseshoe”
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Milani Baked Bronzer in “Soleil”
  • Clinique Blush in “Breathless Berry”
  • Australis Banana Powder
  • Too Faced Glitter Glue

Three Weeks In Australia

Today marks exactly 3 weeks since we landed in this beautiful place! Brandon and I landed in Australia on February 16th and it feels like its been forever. We are still adjusting and getting settled because moving across the world to Brisbane was a BIG change but we are loving it here none the less.

Driving on the opposite side of the road is something that drives us both mad. The driving here is crazy and terrifying and I’m glad I won’t be driving at all during our stay. We have just been taking Ubers everywhere because its 1/3 of the price of a cab here. We took a cab once and definitely will NEVER ever be taking one again. The cab companies here are disgusting both in service and price. If you guys want to try Uber use my code “christinap6514ue” for a free ride 🙂

Going clubbing was an interesting experience here. People are rude compared to back home in Canada. I had about 6 drinks spilt on me without the person apologizing and most times without them even turning around to make eye contact. Most people smash right into you while drunkenly stumbling around and keep walking. Just so irritating. I was not that drunk yet to be chill with drinks spilt on me left and right. ANOTHER thing is the new law that was passed where you can’t have shots at the bar after midnight…. we both HATE this rule as I only do shots when I go out normally and we head down to the club for 11:45 ish so this just ruins everything. Oh well I guess. Not a super big deal but just a big bummer. Other than that the clubs are beautiful in Brisbane and there are a ton of stunning rooftop bars to drink at with a stunning view of the city.

The weather here is insanely beautiful. I feel like I’m a tropical island every day. It is very very hot and was hard to cope with at the beginning but I am used to it already and have learnt that most days I will not be wearing makeup outside because it will melt off in an hour. It’s so hard to find a dryer here though for clothes as most people just hang theirs to dry and I know this is so “naggy” of me but I hate waiting for clothes to dry and I hate the stiff feeling left on them after they are dried outside. Once again though, NOT a big deal.

One good thing is that I am a candy freak and eat way too much normally and here in Brisbane, finding the candy back home is pretty much impossible. They have Australian “chocs and lollies” here but none of which compare to my sweets back home so I have been eating a lot healthier since moving. Restaurants here also have way healthier menu items available. When going out to eat, the dining is completely different most places since I am guessing the waitresses do not make tips. One place, for example, that went to, you walk in and find a seat and grab a menu from the bar. Once you are ready to order you go up to the one bar and order your food and grab cutlery and they give you a Wait Timer Buzzer thingy (idk) and when it buzzes you go up and grab your food at the bar again. There was a separate bar for drinks that you can order and pay for there. They also have self serve water almost everywhere so there really is no service from a waitress at all yet the place appears identical to an upscale restaurant. Very different from what I’m used to but I enjoy it!

We checked out Gold Coast for a day which was beautiful! I have always dreamed of going there so it was lovely to see in person finally. Super convenient that it took only 45 min to get there on train. Loved that.

Brisbane has been good to us so far. We have many trips planned and upcoming so stay tuned to see vlogs and photo diaries of those 🙂 We just wanted to get permanently settled before flying away. Here are some photos of our move so far (warning: a lot of food pics haha). Hope you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to subscribe in the side bar for updates 🙂

Love you guys!

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DIY Sugar Scrubs & Coffee Scrub

Sugar Scrubs are so underrated and I’ll never understand why. They make your skin feel amazing and are super cheap to actually make yourself. I used to want to order all the hyped up Instagram Coffee scrubs and other products to give me that smooth looking skin but then I realized it’s actually so easy to just make myself? Why spend the money when I can save and actually have way more sugar scrubs?! I’ve made a few myself so here I share some of my favourite sugar scrub/coffee scrub recipes (some I have found online). For those who don’t know, coffee has been found to help the appearance of cellulite by removing water and toning the skin. Sugar scrubs also help to buff away dry and dead skin cells gently on the skin. Enjoy! Tag me on Instagram if you happen to make your own scrub 🙂 @christinapetrovski

Blend together all ingredients listed and enjoy 🙂

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon or so of freeze dried blueberries
  • A few drops of lemon essential oil
  • Optional 1 small drop of blue food colouring

Coconut Coffee Scrub

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup ground coffee

Orange Mango Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 table spoons freeze dried mango
  • A few drops of orange essential oil

Pina Colada Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Pineapple fragrance oil
  • Yellow Food Coloring (optional)

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The Yummiest Smoothie Bowl Recipes

My obsession since moving to Australia has been smoothie bowls… I was obsessed with getting bowls in Hawaii when Brandon and I went but back at home in Ontario, Canada they are very hard to come by. I made my own for a bit but now that we have moved to beautiful, tropical Queensland in Australia, these bad boys are everywhere so the obsession has started back up, although they are like $15 a bowl hahah so definitely can’t do that everyday. Here I posted 4 recipes for smoothie bowls to make at home so if you can’t find them in your town or you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars a year on bowls, you can still have these Instagram worthy creations in your diet! Enjoy 🙂

Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl

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Blend:

  • 2 Bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple, frozen
  • 2 handfuls Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla almond milk, unsweetened

Top With

  • 1/2 tsp Maca powder
  • 1 Your favorite toppings
  • 1/2 tbsp Flaxseed, ground

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

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Blend:

  • 4 Bananas
  • 8 Dates
  • 1/2 cup Refrigerated Milk
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter

Top With:

  • 8 tbsp Carob Powder or Cocoa Powder
  • Any toppings you like (coconut, banana, peanuts, chia seeds, chocolate flakes)

 

Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

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Blend:

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/4 cup Berries
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1/2 cup Mango, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple, frozen
  • 1/4 Coconut Milk
  • Ice Cubes

Top With:

  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 Chia seeds
  • 1 Coconut flakes
  • Extra Fruit
  • Granola

 

Pink Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Blend:

  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 Peach
  • Ice
  • 1/3 cup Water

Top With:

  • Bee Pollen
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Raspberries
  • Any additional toppings

6 Products To Help Say Bye To Dry Winter Skin

Your skin is probably crying for some moisture, since after all, winter tends to suck it all right out. Thankfully there are many amazing products that give your skin that healthy, moisturized summer glow back. Whether it be a straight up oil or a cleanser, these products will have your skin feeling fresh and dewy.

Maracuja Oil by Tarte Cosmetics: “Vegan face oil for a healthy, radiant complexion with no greasy feel”. You can apply this either before moisturizer in the morning or lather on your face before bed so it has time to absorb completely throughout the night. Retails for $60 CAD.

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Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer by GlamGlow:  “Designed to help create a flawless smooth complexion and boost the look of dull fatigued skin”. This product is my favourite! It smells LIKE CANDY and it leaves the most beautiful glow on the face while making my skin no longer dry and flaky. Retails for $49 USD.

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Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost by Tarte Cosmetics: “A refreshing, lightweight gel moisturizer to help quench dry, dehydrated skin”. This moisturizer is designed specifically for dry skin so it’ll do just the trick for your skin during the cold winter months. Retails for $47 CAD.

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Lip Scrubtious by MAC Cosmetics: “A sugar-based exfoliator that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin”. This product feels so nice and has the nicest smell ever. They have different flavours: Candied Nectar (pictured), Sweet Brown Sugar, Sweet Vanilla, Summer Berry, Fruit of Passion. Retails for $16 USD.

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Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater by Mario Badescu: “Revitalizes with dewy radiance. Boosts moisture and glow”. This product is always in my purse and I probably use it 10 times a day, no lie. It feels so refreshing on the face and really wakes up my dry, dull skin in the winter. Retails for $7 CAD.

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Never A Dull Moment Face Polisher by Origins: “Smooth away blah, bleak looking skin. Exfoliator with finely ground Apricot and Mango Seeds plus potent Papaya Extract dissolves lackluster cells with no irritating friction. Polishes skin to perfection. Leaves it beaming with youthful radiance”. This is my favourite exfoliator ever and I am so sad I’m almost out. It is super thick and leaves your face with this silky feeling afterwards. Amazing. Retails for $29 USD.

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