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October 24, 2017

Lines of Elan Review


Natural and organic skincare is a hot topic. It takes a little effort, but we should all want to try to do our part and not only help the environment, but be gentler on our own bodies.

Lines of Elan is a Toronto based natural and organic skincare company that features products that are not only gluten & cruelty free, but are also biodegradable, septic and waterway safe and also vegan friendly. Now that's keeping things clean!

October 15, 2017

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review


I love mascara, so it's no surprise that I jumped on the opportunity to try the new Lancôme mascara, Monsieur Big, courtesy of ChickAdvisor.

The Monsieur Big mascara by Lancôme promises to deliver extra volume; 12 times more volume to be exact. They also promise to deliver up to 24 hours of wear without needing any touch-ups, or leaving any flakes or smudges behind.

October 12, 2017

Tarte Holiday: Buried Treasure


We all hoped to find some buried treasure when we were kids. But now you can have your own buried treasure thanks to Tarte's 2017 Holiday collection, including their Buried Treasure eyeshadow palette.

October 08, 2017

Bite Amuse Bouch Liquified Lipstick


Bite Beauty is known for their amazing lip products and it seems to never end (no complaining here!) They've recently added to their expanding line by giving us the Amuse Bouche Liquified Liquid Lipstick.

September 26, 2017

Fenty Beauty Highlighters


When it was announced that Rihanna was coming out with a makeup line, Fenty Beauty, the entire world got excited. And it's no wonder; 40 shades of foundation, from light to dark and everything in between, Fenty Beauty offers one of the largest shade ranges.

Oddly enough, it wasn't the foundation that caught my eyes (although I really want to try it). It was the highlighters. 16 of them to be exact.

September 21, 2017

Postpartum Beauty Saviours


Hello lovelies!

Trying to get every back on track again, however it appears that my desktop computer is in need of some major TLC, so it may be a little slow, but I'll get there.

I wanted to share with you some postpartum beauty saviours. I'm not talking about what to bring to the hospital with you, but products that have been an absolute saviour over the past (almost) 4 months.

September 20, 2017

I'm Back!!!

Hello!

I'm finally back. After months of carpal tunnel (do to pregnancy), sleepless nights, renovations and so much more, I'm finally back.

And damn! Does it feel good :)

In case you missed it: I have mild carpal tunnel that flares up maybe twice a year. Pregnancy actually made it flare up every single day for the last few months of the pregnancy. On May 26th (3 days past due) I gave birth to a healthy, adorable baby boy. I've since been getting to know him and figure out this mom thing. There's also been a few other things that have been going on, but we wont go there. Only now, 4 months later, have I been able to truly find myself again. Hence, I'm back!

So, get ready for more makeup reviews, looks, swatches, and maybe even a couple wedding planning updates to come soon!

February 17, 2017

Pixi comes to Shoppers Drug Mart


I am so excited about this! Popular UK brand, Pixi, is back in Canada. It has landed at the doorsteps of Shoppers Drug Mart. You may remember they were at Target, but we know how long they lasted in Canada.

One of the things that is so great about Pixi, is the creator: Petra Strand. She's a makeup artist and mom, so she understands the importance of products being fast, effective, multitasking and easy to use. She gets bonus points on her inspiration: faerie folklore. The beautiful light in the forest, the naturalness and freshness, embracing natural beauty.

February 13, 2017

wet n wild 2017 Canadian lineup


100% Cruelty Free and currently 85% vegan (working towards 100%), popular drugstore makeup brand, wet n wild, has released their 2017 lineup for Canada. Keep reading to see what you need to keep your eyes open for!

January 28, 2017

LuckyBag 2017 + Announcement


It's been a crazy few weeks, but I'm here with my latest (and possibly last for a while) beauty splurge: The Beautylish Lucky Bag 2017. Before I get started on the contents of the bag, I want to announce something. If you haven't seen my Instagram, you may have missed the news.

January 11, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Swatch & Review


The name Charlotte Tilbury is practically a household name in the beauty world. She's well known for her work with various models, photographers, magazines, fashion shows, her YouTube channel and most recently, her line of makeup.

December 26, 2016

Josie Maran Glowing Argan Oil Skincare Essentials



Summer or Winter, everyone wants glowing skin. The secret to glowing skin is really in your skincare, and Josie Maran knocked it out of the park!

If you've read my Holiday Value Set guide, you seen that the Josie Maran Glowing Argan Oil Skincare Essentials was at the top of that list. Since purchasing this set during the Sephora 15% off sale, (almost) every item has been used on a daily basis. It's been quite some time since I've fallen in absolute love with a skincare item (or 4!).

December 22, 2016

Drugstore Holiday Look


Christmas or other holiday parties are all around us. While some, like the Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are silly, others you get dolled up and put on our fancy party dress. Putting your makeup together doesn't have to be expensive. Today I have a look for you that features only drugstore brands!

December 14, 2016

Holiday Value Sets for Keeping, Splitting or Gifting


One of the best things about this time of year are all of the holiday gift sets that are coming out. Whether you give them out as gifts, or keep them as gifts for yourself, they offer amazing value. One of my favourite things, when we were younger, a few friends would do a gift exchange. Usually it was a little something for each person. I'd buy a few gift sets and separate them for each of my friends; nail polish, lip glosses even some treats like chocolates. It was such a fun thing to do.

So today, I'm going to show you some of my favourite gift sets that are currently available. Give them, split them or keep them, it's up to you!

November 18, 2016

Derma MD: Double Duty Products + Giveaway

Derma MD

Over the past several years, proper skincare has become more important to me. Makeup removal and toning was always a part of the daily routine, but the rest seemed to be annoying things that took too much time. Needless to say, that thinking is wrong.

A proper skincare routine needs to include makeup removal, cleansing, exfoliating (not too often!), toning, a serum, eye cream, moisturizer, sun protection and the occasional mask. That may sound like a lot, but it's really not. The trick? Look for products that do double duty. Here are a few items from Derma MD that do just that.