Beauty Bag: Valentine’s Day

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Happy Friday the 13th! I’ve been reminded of the fact of how lucky today is by stubbing my toe, not once, but thrice. Ow. Enough about oh so sore tootsies though, I’ve got a beauty bag to share with you! Also? Remember the KISS InstaWave I mentioned on my New Year’s Eve Glam post? Well, I managed to take some pics this time to show you just how easy this hair curler really is! Check out my hair skillz, and these fab bits of colour that have become my must haves this month (and particularly for tomorrow night!)

Valentine’s Day Beauty Bag

The cute little handbag came from Target… it *might* still be available on the ever disappearing shelves, but it won’t be for long at 30% off! I had to bring it home the moment I saw it.Β  And if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m trying something new with my DSLR and slideshow, let’s see how this goes…

Beauty Bag Valentines Whole Kit

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Before Pic

Ready to have some fun!

Beauty Bag Valentines - Using KISS InstaWave Hair Curler

Using the KISS Instawave Hair Curler – makes curling your hair a breeze!

Beauty Bag Valentines - Using KISS InstaWave Hair Curler

One side done, now just the other and back to go.

Beauty Bag Valentines - Using KISS InstaWave Hair Curler

Curling my hair has never been this easy. I didn’t need a wingman to do the back curls, nor did I worry about burning myself in the process. So easy to do!

Beauty Bag Valentines - Loving Julep's Fan Brush and Highlighter

Got this neat Fan brush and skin highlighter from Julep a few days ago. My cheeks are sparkly!

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

Colour within the lines, right? It’s aptly name a “Velvet Stick” as it glides on smoothly.

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

Lightly smoothing out the blush.

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

I was given two of these Velvet Sticks to try. The lighter “30 Bronze” shade was used on my cheeks.

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

And the “40 Red” Velvet Stick from The Body Shop was used on my lips.

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

Beauty Bag Valentines - The Body Shop's Glitter Mascara

Can you see the specks of glitter? Just look for the shiny spots on the mascara stick, lol.

Beauty Bag Valentines - Broadway Nails

Final bit is adding some awesome colour and design to my nails. Check out Instagram: @AerynLynne to see these pretties on!

Beauty Bag Valentines The Body Shop Kit

Love The Body Shop’s Smoky Poppy line! It could be my absolute favourite (and I’ve been a die-hard Satsuma gal up to now, heh.)

Beauty Bag Valentines Eyeshadows, crayons, mascara

All of the eye colour. My go to for this bag is my much love and well used Covergirl Flamed Out Eyeshadow sticks, along with NYX Natural Pallet

Beauty Bag Valentines Julep

Julep’s Fan Brush (I’m a fan!) and Glow Highlighting Powder

Makeup Must Haves

  • Julep Glow Highlight Powder (it sparkles!)
  • The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks, Smoky Poppy Collection
  • The Body Shop’s Glitter Mascara
  • Broadway Nails imPRESS nails kit

The Body Shop’s Smoky Poppy Collection

Beauty Bag Valentines The Body Shop's Smoky Poppy Collection

I’m in absolute love with this collection, have I mentioned that yet? The Body Shop website uses terms like euphoric and seductive to describe the Smoky Poppy scent… all I know is that the scent is almost calming in nature, and I can’t get enough of it. The bath bombs were relaxing enough to entirely de-stress (though the five year old in me was highly amused by the poppy seeds floating in the milky water.) The body scrub does as you’d think, and left a silky feeling on my skin once rinsed away. Don’t listen to me though, go to The Body Shop and check out this collection for yourself. They have testers available to try everything from their line (except maybe the bath bombs of course.)

Smoky Poppy is available for only a limited time! (affiliate link)
The Body Shop Canada $5 shipping on $50+

And here’s the nail art on Instagram!


Disclaimer: Geek with style was provided products to test, some of which wound up in this post, because Aeryn enjoys them so. No compensation was provided.

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Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.

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10 Comments on “Beauty Bag: Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

I don’t know where to begin, you look amazing!! Love the slideshow, your hair looks beautiful, your make-up is flawless, your nails gorgeous and that bag…well I need to head to Target before that little beauty is gone! fun post, loved reading it!

Aeryn Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Awwwwh, <3 u Monica! Thanks so much, hun! And YES, now that they're at least 30% off, Target's fun selection of bags are going quick. Its sad, I loved checking out their bags each season. We've had a Target close by for less than a year, and I've purchased five bags from them over that short time, LOL.

Heather Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

I loooove the nail art! It’s so pretty!

Aeryn Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

There are SO many designs to choose from, I had a hard time figuring out which design I wanted for Valentine’s lol!

paula schuck
February 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

I love your cute little bag there. I also think that your nails are super duper cute. I need me some pretty nails. Happy Valentine’s Day my friend!

Aeryn Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Happy Valentine’s, hun! πŸ™‚ Hope you and your fam had a great day!

imPRESS nails are awesome for when you need something pretty, painless and quick! ;D

Randa @ TBK
February 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

This is a great round up of beauty products. I’m a little bit of a beauty junkie over here, I want to try those cheek crayons!

Those curls are great, I want the Kiss iron now πŸ˜‰

I really like your nails too, whenever I do my nails it looks like a toddler did it.

Aeryn Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

The cheek crayons are awesome. They’re smooth and applies to the face easily. I feared a bit that they’d might be greasy feeling for the silky effect, but nope! πŸ™‚

Love imPRESS press on nails, ’cause they don’t look fake, lol! And I’m with ya on the toddler look. No matter what, I end up with half the polish on my skin (once even on my clothes *facepalm*.) These ones wound up getting quite a few compliments while out and about that night.

Bonnie Way
February 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Looks great!!! I hardly ever do my hair or makeup… πŸ™ Although if this curling iron is as easy as you say, I just might do it more often! Thanks for sharing.

Aeryn Lynne
February 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Thanks Bonnie! πŸ˜€ The KISS InstaWave curling iron is so incredibly easy! I keep having flash-backs to those teen years where I loved having my hair curled, but was always nervous from rolling a hot iron right up to my ears, LOL. While bushing the curl button, I keep thinking, “WHY wasn’t it so simple back then, ugh!” πŸ˜‰


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