Hey guys it’s Davina from Sparkle and Fade here! Something a bit different and special that Rebecca and I worked out together. I’m incredibly excited to be writing a guest post on Morerebe since I have been a fan of her blog for a long time, her posts are always lovely and creative. Today I will share with you what’s in my makeup bag and hopefully you can get some good recommendations.
Femme Couture Foundation – this is one of my favourite foundations and it gives off a flawless finish and glow. It’s creamy, blends well, gives a good coverage and is hydrating for my skin. It’s a perfect match for my skin colour and lasts all day.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – another favourite skincare product that I have come across. This one has a great formula and it covers all my spots, dark circles and all the redness on my skin.
Mac Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash – one of the best mascaras. This makes my itty bitty eyelashes actually look big with volume and length. The formula is black, smooth, thickens and separates my lashes.
Shu Eumara Eyelash Curler – the sidekick to my Mac mascara which curls my eyelashes like no other that I have discovered.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen – perfect for all my cat eye looks. The formula is pigmented, waterproof and doesn’t budge at all. The felt tip is precise and glides on the eye smoothly.
Nyx French Fries Eyeshadow Stick – the name is hilarious seeing as I love eating french fries. This product is just right for me because it’s fast and easy to put on which saves a lot of time in getting ready for school and other things when I’m running late. The eyeshadow is very pigmented and has beautiful colour. Similar to the Tom Ford Spice shadow.
Marcelle Duo Eyebrow Pro – my sister introduced me to this and it’s the best for my eyebrows. I wasn’t exactly lucky on the eyebrow front so this is perfect to help build up some shape and colour. It has one end with a slanted waterproof pencil and the other is made up of a spooly and tinted gel. I always rebuy this one.
Smashbox O Gloss – I picked this up on my trip to New York city with my friends last year in Sephora and I love it. I’m usually not a big fan of lipgloss because it gets sticky and my hair gets caught in it but this is a different story with Smashbox o gloss. The lipgloss is clear and adjusts to your lip colour making it unique to you lips. The innovative formula is packed with an exclusive Goji Berry-C and pomegranate seed antioxidants and moisturizing avocado oil. 

Mac Plumful – my favourite lipstick by Mac in a deep sheer plum colour and a lustre finish. It’s lovely to wear everyday or you can build up the coverage for special events wether it’s a night out with friends or a holiday dinner.

Mac Chatterbox– my best friend Claire gave this to me for my 17th birthday and I love wearing this to feel  a bit extra special.

Eos mint lip balm– haha, we all heard of this one from Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop music video. I recently got this after my friend Veronika let me try some of hers and let me tell you it works well. The formula has a thick consistency, it is hydrating, refreshing and keeps my lips in god shape.

Alright guys hope you enjoyed this post you can head over to my blog to see what’s in Rebecca’s makeup bag!

My first introduction to instant cameras was in February of this year, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s, an adorable novelty camera. I bought it on Amazon for $49 out of total curiosity. There’s something so satisfying about the feeling of an actual image in your hands right after it’s taken. No mysterious waiting game like my other film camera (not that I love my Lomography Diana F+ any less). I never considered purchasing another similar camera, but on the weekend, I went to the 400 Antiques Mall south of Barrie for the first time. There was tons of things to see, and within the first few minutes of being there we found a 1980’s Polaroid One Step 600 for $6.50. I had no way of knowing if it would work (or if I could find film for it), but for that price it was totally worth trying out. Such an exciting find! 
I am the dorkiest person ever, I think we already knew that though.
As you can see, the Polaroid works amazingly! The film is relatively expensive ($25 for 8 images), but I’m happy that I decided to grab it. Not only is it another fun thing to play around with, but it also looks so cool! The images it produces are more than double the size of the Fuji instants, but the camera itself is also a lot more bulky. Since Polaroid no longer makes the film, I had to purchase Impossible film, which takes 30 minutes to an hour to expose the images. You also need to be sure to keep the image in a warm, dark place while it develops. No shaking it like a Polaroid picture! Not so instant, but the physical image is great to have nonetheless.
I love this cat photo display that my sister bought for me earlier this year. Perfect for displaying all my Instax memories!
The Fujifilm, however, offers nearly instant images. Film comes in 20 packs for around $20 usually. Within minutes the shots are ready, and you can watch them expose in front of your eyes. I really like that feeling when you see the image slowly appear. 
These are both very different cameras and operate in different ways. I’m so happy to have them both and can see myself continuing to have fun and share memories this way. Both these purchases were a little bit impulsive and out of curiosity, but have proven to be great additions to my small camera collection. I’m currently lusting after the Fujifilm Imstax Mini 90 Neo Classic, but am going to wait for quite some time before I give into that desire. I’m more than happy playing with what I already own!
Do you have a love of instant cameras like me?

I love lime, sesame oil and chilli flakes all in one dish. I think it’s one of my favourite savoury combinations. And I love making Asian-inspired dishes because of those interesting flavour pairings. It just works so perfectly! Anyways, my love of these flavours is evident in this dish. This rice is hearty and flavourful so it is great on it’s own or as a side dish. Everyone I’ve made it for has really enjoyed it and I’ve been asked for a recipe by one of my best friends, so figured I should actually write one out. I must warn you, it is so easy to make, you might wonder why I’ve even posted this.

What you’ll need:

1-2 tbsp grape seed oil (or your preferred cooking oil)
1/2 yellow (or red) onion diced
2 tbsp ginger grated
2 cloves garlic pressed or finely chopped
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
3 tbsp light tamari sauce (or soy sauce, whatever your preference)
3-4 cups cooked rice (I like to make this the evening before)
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp red pepper flakes
Juice of half a lime
2 large eggs

In a large wok over medium heat, heat up your oil. Once it’s warm add in onions, ginger and garlic. Allow everything to start cooking and while you wait add tamari (or soy sauce) to cooked rice. I like to put this in now so the grains can soak up the flavour before I add it in to the wok. Once your onions have softened, add in your frozen veggies. I use a mix that has carrot, corn, green beans, peas and edamame but you can use whatever vegetables you wish.

Squeeze the juice of half a lime onto the veggies and stir everything together. Once they have thawed after a few minutes add your cooked rice into the wok and splash everything with the sesame oil. Keep stirring the contents until the vegetables are cooked and your rice has warmed. Now this is where it can get a little tricky… Create a well or nest in the centre of the wok where the surface is bare. Crack two eggs into this hole. Allow the egg whites to cook slightly, then use chopsticks or a fork to whisk the eggs to a scrambled texture (but keep them contained in this well).

Once the scrambled eggs are fully cooked stir all the wok contents together. Doing the eggs this way ensures that they cook and that they have a fluffy texture instead of simply coating the rice. Toss in your red pepper flakes and any other seasonings. I like sesame seeds, but for some reason when taking these photos entirely forgot about them, a bit of sriracha maybe even some more lime juice or zest.

After everything is stirred together, you’re ready to serve your rice. It’s great fresh out of the wok and stores well for about 5 days in the fridge. I personally like to pair it with some steamed broccoli, bok choy and kale and an egg roll. But it would be great as a side dish to any meats or fish too.

Are you going to make this dish? I hope you enjoy it! 

The Body Shop is one of my go-to stores for beauty products. Not only is the quality very good, but the price point is always amazing. Every time I step into the shop there are exciting deals and new things to try. At the moment, I am really loving quite a few items I’ve managed to accumulate over the past few months.

When it comes to body products, I am looking for lots of moisture and comforting scents at this time of year. The Shea Body Scrub offers just that because it smells absolutely amazing as well as leaving my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized because it is nourishing but not greasy like some other scrubs can be. I’m also really loving the Coconut Shower Cream which may not be the most seasonal, but there’s something still very comforting about this scent. It always reminds me of sunscreen and I just adore it, it lathers up so nicely and leaves my skin feeling soft.

I’ve never been one to fall in love with skincare from The Body Shop, but I have recently fallen for this one item in particular, the Tea Tree Face Mask. My skin refuses is really bad and I’m always looking for something to calm it and this mask is really great as it cools the skin as well as seems to really unclog all of the impurities in my skin. This mask doesn’t dry down or crack so I can wear it for a half hour comfortably, but I’ve also mixed bentonite clay into it a few times and really liked the clarifying results.

As for makeup, I’m really impressed by the Skin Primer Moisturize It, which I was a little skeptical about, but I have been finding my skin to get very dry in the areas I’ve targeted with my spot treatment and ordinary moisturizers were not cutting it. Makeup doesn’t slip over it and my skin doesn’t feel greasy over the day, it’s really is a great product! The Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Chocolate Linger has become an everyday staple shadow, whether it is an all-over wash of colour or in the crease and even through the brows for subtle definition. Lastly I’ve been loving the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 01 Light Matte because it is a great bronzer/contour for fair skin and blends out effortlessly. I’ve been using it every single day since I’ve lost my summer tan now.

Have you been loving anything from The Body Shop?

About 2 weeks ago I decided to go on a walk by myself. I went on a trail in my area and thought I should bring my camera along. It’s been so long since I last took my camera out to play around and it felt really great to be using it again. Every time I take photos I feel so happy! I took a lot and experimented a bit, the colours were so gorgeous I just couldn’t stop. The path has lots of hills, bridges, twists and turns so there was lots to see and shoot.  I thought I’d share few of the shots that I’m really happy with:

Hope you enjoyed – I can’t wait for another beautiful day to bring my camera out again! Fall is such an amazing time of year. 
Have you taken any photos recently?