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Friday, December 30, 2016

Best 16 of 2016 | A Year in Reviews

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It's almost over... 2016 that is. I think most are ready to see it go, but before it does, I thought it would be fun to see what the year that was looked like in beauty. I took a peek at my analytics to see what you lovely lot read most out of my 2016 content.It's an interesting mix, and I have to say I was surprised to see what came out on top.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Stuff That Stocking | Holiday 2016

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One shopping day left, that's all you've got. Are you ready? I admit, I tend to shop right to the very last few days, but that's more because I have a hard time stopping once I get started in that mode. There is always a little something you could add to a gift, right? Or Stockings, I am a fan of over stuffing a stocking. Half the fun is finding the little bits to add to it. If you happen to have a beauty fan on your list, I happen to have a few recommendations that are sure to please.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mary Kay Holiday 2016 | Pamper Essentials

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I know, it's verrry close to 'the day' and I've still got holiday bits to show you. Tomorrow is all about stocking stuffers, but today is all about that me time with bath and body bits from Mary Kay. Let's get to them, yeah?


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Feeling Fragrant | Holiday 2016 Edition

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It's the most wonderful fragrant time of the year. It seems like I end up with the most fragrances come the holiday season. which means it's time for another round of Feeling Fragrant. This edition is extra nice, as I've even got a bottle to give away. Any guesses which one it is? You'll have to read on to find out....


Monday, December 19, 2016

Brushes, Bags & All Things Gold | Sephora Collection Holiday 2016

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Is anyone else getting incredibly excited about the holidays? I am! Not so much for the actual holidays, but for a bit of a break. I love blogging, but I'm ready for a few days away. The day in day out can get a bit monotonous, you know? But, before my break starts, I do still have a small heap of greatness to show you. Today is especially fun, as we're talking brushes and bags from Sephora Collection. If you don't like gold, glitter, and more gold (and a bit more glitter too, actually), well... you might not want to keep reading. But really, who can say not to glitter?


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Live Without Leaks | Poise Impressa Bladder Supports Pt. 2

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This post was sponsored by Poise Impressa as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.

You may remember this post, wherein we chatted about the new Poise Impress Bladder Supports. You do, right? If not, go give it a little skim. Done? Great! Since I already went over the mechanics, today is all about the actual wear. As we know, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can effect one in four Canadian women, having an impact on self confidence and how much enjoyment you get out of like. That's a major bummer, especially around times that should be ahppy and worry-free (like the holidays!) I enlisted the help of two women in my life to test the Poise Impressa Bladder Supports so I can give you the rundown and decide if they're the right product for you.


Friday, December 16, 2016

IDC Mise en Beaute Express Set | Holiday 2016

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Fridays are for skincare. At least, they tend to be around these parts. Skincare Friday is back this week with a great little skincare set from Canadian brand IDC. I've been a fan of their Trilogy Mask for a few years (it's seriously amazing!) so I was super pleased to find this set at my door. Plus, IDC is now available from The Shopping Channel and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, meaning the brand is even easier to get your hands on.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Luxe | Mark Holiday 2016

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The big day is getting closer, but you've still got a few days to get some shopping in. If you're like me, you aren't done just yet. I don't know how people can every say they're done shopping. I always manage to find a little bit more for my giftees. And no, budgets are not my strong point. Anyway, today is about the Mark holiday offerings, which are all about a bit of luxury and easy glam.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Elizabeth Arden Liquid Assets Colour Collection

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Oh, Elizabeth Arden.... I can't say I always think of you as a brand (sorry) but when I get back into your offerings I am always impressed. The recent Liquid Assets Colour Collection being my most recent rondezvous. The collection is home to vivid shades that can bring a bit of fun to holiday makeup. Oh, and shimmer which is obviously necessary too.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

House of Lashes X Sephora Lash Story Deluxe | Holiday 2016

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Hands up if you're a faux lash addict? I, am not. I will admit that applying them takes me more effort than it should. When I do get them applied well, I end up with one half of the strip popping off. But, I still try, as practice should make, well maybe not perfect, but at least better. Right? When applied well, a pair of faux lashes open the eye and give you instant 'wow'. That's exactly what you can expect with House of Lashes X Sephora Lash Story Deluxe. 


Monday, December 12, 2016

The Chocolate Shop | Too Faced Holiday 2016

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Happy Monday, blog fans! I'll admit, I'm feeling a smidge deflated already. I tend to plan my week of blog coverage on the weekends, which I did for this upcoming week as we're reaching the home stretch before the holidays start. I knew I needed to get this super adorable Too Faced offering up asap. As of Saturday, it was available, and as of now? Not so much. I'm going to blog it anyway, but if you're were holding out hope on picking it up, you're likely out of luck unless you search stores.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Getting Gifty | Fresh Gift Sets Holiday 2016

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Another December day, another gift set... Today it's all about the very festive (and gilded) Fresh sets. I have loved the Fresh lip treatments (aka balms) for a few years, so I am always excited to see their gift sets. It's the best time of year to sample a bunch of shades, in my opinion. Fresh offers quite a few sets, which include those amazing little balms and skincare.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yum-Tastic Scents | LUSH Holiday 2016

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Things are sweetly scented today! I've got a few of this year's Lush Holiday offerings, and everything smells incredible. Yum-tastic even. Let's get right to the good, shall we?


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Gift of Great Sound | Sudio Vasa Blå Earphones

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Beauty gifts are awesome, but sometimes they just aren't the right fit. Not everyone can be so easy to shop for. Shopping for the person who has everything can be difficult, unless you consider headphones (or earbuds, earphones, whatever you like to call them.) Think about it, what soulless person doesn't like some sort of music? Most everyone can get down to something. This is the perfect time for Sudio. Sudio are the makers of some seriously goo looking headphones, with a variety of options to please anyone on your list. 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes | Holiday 2016

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I think most makeup fans can agree that a patterned, raised, or just creative spin on a product gets them in tizzy (the good kind) right? Mary Kay is in on our love of patterns and special things with their main holiday makeup release. The new, limited edition, Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes are incredibly fun to look at and boast some gorgeous shades to see you throughout the holidays and beyond. The problem is finding the nerve to actually swatch/use them....


Monday, December 5, 2016

Gorgeous Gifting | Marc Jacobs Holiday 2016

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Gift sets. Gift sets as far as the eyes can see. Just when I thought I was getting a handle on them more arrive. No complaints, but I'm realizing I still have a lot of gift options to chat up with you lovely peeps with the holidays growing ever closer. Two get knocked off the list today though, with theses stunning options from Marc Jacobs. With simple, but elegant cases, the Your Place or Mine? Five-Piece Travel Brush Collection & Up All Night Five-Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Collection bring a touch of designer flair to your gift giving game.



Friday, December 2, 2016

Customized Style | oNecklace Sterling Silver Jewellery

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You can call me basic, but I LOVE receiving jewellery as a gift. It takes a moment of thought from the gifter, but can be really meaningful to the recipient. Even more so if it's customized. Growing up with a not-common name, I've come to be easily impressed by anything with my name on it. oNecklace gets it, as they're known for their selection of customized sterling silver pieces. I'm the owner of a few (check them out here) and couldn't love them more. You can bet I was very excited about featuring their gorgeous designs again this holiday season.



oNecklace has an impressive selection of customizable jewellery in sterling silver, gold, and now rose gold plating. They don't make it easy narrowing down your choices, but it's quite nice that you're able to shop for multiple people on your list without giving everyone the same style.

I opted to go with something a bit different than the monogrammed or name styles, and chose the Sterling Silver Circle Roman Numeral Necklace. The open circle pendant hangs on your choice of chain (rolo or box) with your chosen numbers within. And yes, if you know your Roman numerals, you know know exactly how old I am. The top of the circle features a tiny heart which is adorable, but not too cutesy.The circle is the perfect size for everyday wear and I love that oNecklace gives you the option of chain length, with 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, and 22″ lengths available. 


If customization isn't your thing (I don't get you, but it's your prerogative) oNeckalce does offer quite a few styles that lack any customized elements. As a lover of all things celestial, I immediately fell in love with the Sterling Silver Starry Sky Layered Necklace. The the layered chain features a larger crescent moon and a tiny star. I am obsessed with this necklace! I went with the rolo chain and a longer length and it's perfect. For daintier pendants, the silver isn't thin or fragile. It's the kind of piece you can enjoy for years without worrying about damaging it.

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As oNeckalce jewellery does make a great gift, they have thought of everything. Your purchase not only comes in a regal looking purple box (with magnetic closure) but oNecklace also includes a cute little gift bag. Pop a bow on it and you're good to go. oNecklace is currently offering a site wide sale, free shipping (orders ship within 24 hours!) and the code IKATW10 for an added 10% of your order.

I am completely thrilled with all of my oNecklace pieces and can't recommend them enough. The quality is impeccable and they have very reasonable prices for what you get. What do you think? Are you a fan of jewellery as a gift?


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Give the Gift of Great Skin | Skincare Sets Holiday 2016

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You don't need me to tell you that holiday beauty product launches are in full swing. Mainly, because they've been slowly eking out since September... I tend to think of makeup sets around this time of year, but there also happens to be quite a few skin related sets in on the fun. As a skincare lover, I am very interested in the trend, as a set usually saves you a little coin compared to full size, and it lets you test more formulas from a brand. All good things.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Live Without Leaks | Poise Impressa Bladder Supports Pt. 1

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This post was sponsored by Poise Impressa as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.


Girl supplies. We all have ours. It's interesting to think how they change with age... From Bonne Bell lip balms (Sugar Plum was always a personal favourite) to roll on body glitter (ah, the 90's...) to black liner (lots of it) to concealer, the perfect neutral blush, and eye cream. The constant evolution. Of course, there are always 'other' supplies. The ones not as often chatted about, but never the less essential to our well being and confidence.Today we're going to be chatting up one of such items, specifically, the Poise Impressa Bladder Supports.


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Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are an ingenious little product that can aid in managing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). SUI is a common condition, wherein the bladder leaks a bit when under stress caused by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing, or even exercise that can cause bladder leaks. One in four Canadian women will, at some point in their lives, deal with urinary incontinence with half of those suffering from SUI. While it's not something you particularly want, it's not the end of the world. It's just another woman thing (yipee!) and as women are particularly excellent at doing, you buck up and make things work. Unfortunately though, SUI can still take its toll on confidence and a sense of freedom. If you're constantly worried about a leak, it can make you feel limited to what you can do or where you can go.

Poise is playing a big part of making it work, and have changed the game pretty substantially with their Impressa Bladder Supports. Until now, women haven't had a whole lot of options when dealing with leaks, as absorbent pads, briefs, or invasive surgery were really the only options. Boo to that. The new Poise Impressa Bladder Supports give an easy option, as they not only discretely but also comfortably help stop leaks, thus restoring a sense of freedom and confidence. In short, no leaks = happy you.

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The Poise Impressa Bladder Supports look like tampons, but aren't designed to absorb leaks. Oh, no. Instead, they full on stop leaks in the first place. The bladder support is inserted into the vagina like a tampon, but works by placing pressure on the urethra help stop urine from leaking out. The bladder supports are available in three sizes, which are not only determined by the amount of leakage experienced or one’s height or weight, instead, it is simply every woman’s unique body design. To find the perfect fit for your body, Pose has an Impressa Bladder Support Sizing Kit. It includes two of each size supports, so you can try them all and get a feel for what works for you. Once you find your right size, simply insert it and forget about it. Easy and effective!

As you may have noticed, this is part one, meaning I will have a follow up post. About what? Good question. A proper review. While I don't have SUI myself, I do know ore than four woman, and that bunch does include a few who deal with it. They'll be trying the bladder supports and giving me their thoughts. In the mean time, the Poise Bladder Supports Sizing Kit is available at mass retailers and drugstores across Canada for $9.99. What do you think? Could you or anyone you know benefit from this product?



Monday, November 28, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Allison Liquid Lipstick | Holiday 2016

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As most beauty fans know, you've usually got to act fast if you're going to snag the holiday items you want. Limited edition goodies are highly sought after, and there never seems to be enough to go around.It doesn't help that they seem to launch earlier and earlier every year.... That is one thing I love about the newest shade in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick range: It's permanent! Allison is a new friend, as part of the Holiday Kiss Collection (exclusive to Sephora), and she's gorgeous.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Van City Box | Ahoy Soap Company November 2016

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Ahoy-hoy! Sorry, I couldn't help it. It's just not a phrase that works itself into conversation very often. How does it tie in today? Ahoy Soap Company, obviously. It's all about the small business and their amazing small batch products I was able to discover thanks to Van City Box. I know, it's been very subscription box-y around theses parts, but there are so many that just don't get enough attention. Van City Box focuses on finding great products made in Vancouver and the surrounding BC areas. They're all about discovering products made locally and supporting small business. I may not live in Vancouver, but I can definitely get behind their cause.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pearlesque Box | December 2016 Metta Skincare

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December. It's lurking. Obviously, it brings Christmas and the fun and stress of the holidays, but it also brings the seriously cold weather. Blerg. I'm Canadian, have always lived in Canada, and save for a handful of years living in Toronto, have lived in a snow-belt. And I still don't like winter. I know I'm not alone on my dislike of the season, but I do like that it means plenty of opportunities for new skincare. Like the Melbourne brand Metta Skincare, which you can so handily find in the December Pearlesque Box.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eating Made Easy | Miss Fresh Meal Subscription Service

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We're taking a little break from holiday releases for something that never ends... life. Okay, it does, but that wasn't exactly what I meant. I was meaning the everyday life and seemingly never ending list of stuff one is supposed to get done in a mere 24 hours. Oh, and on top of that you're probably going to have to feed yourself. Ugh. Miss Fresh is a meal subscription service that wants to take one less item off your to-do list. Actually, they do a few time saving jobs, but again, you get the point.


Monday, November 21, 2016

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's | Holiday 2016

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It's that time of year... OPI holiday collection time! As per usual, it's large (18 shades in standard lacquer and Infinite Shine formulas) and filled with covetable, limited edition hues. This year, the inspiration for the collection comes from Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Who doesn't appreciate a bit of Audrey? Her sense of style and playfulness comes through in the collection's chic and stylish vampy hues and glitters for that little bit of added sparkle.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Pretties | Quo Holiday Collection 2016

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It doesn't feel like holiday season at all... Maybe it's the unseasonably warm weather, but if it wasn't for the heap of holiday product piling up, I wouldn't now it was mid November already. But it is, so let's get to some really cute holiday offerings from Quo. Now, if you're not a Canadian (which many of you aren't according to my demographics) Quo is the house brand of our big drugstore chain, Shoppers Drug Mart. If you've ever watched Drake's Started From the Bottom, you've seen one.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lip Lovin' | Kat Von D Holiday 2016

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A holiday themed edition of Lip Lovin'? You bet. A Kat Von D edition? Even better! As it turn out Kat Von D is all about lips this holiday season, as the bulk of the brand's offerings are lip products. It makes sense, as KVD is known for some amazing lipsticks.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sally Hansen Colour Therapy

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It seems oily nail polish is a trend that's here to stay. Not oily per-say, but formulas infused with conditioning oils to nourish and protect natural nails. It's a novel idea and Sally Hansen (aka the queen of all things nail) has a formula of her own with the huge range (currently 33!) of Colour Therapy polishes. They're formulated with argan, acai, and primrose oils and in case you just can't get enough oil, there's also a cuticle oil in the mix.


Monday, November 14, 2016

In the Glow | Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Undetectable Luminizer

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Aww yeah, we're talking highlighter! What better way to start off the week than with a bit of glowing goodness? Better yet, it's a glowing beauty from Make Up For Ever. You may be familiar with the highlight that comes in their Pro Sculpting Duo, which is all kinds of perfect, but comes with a rather unfortunate shade of bronzer.If you've ever wanted more of that highlighter formula on it's own, the Pro Light Fusion is the answer.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Sothys Un Automne a Paris | Fall/Winter 2017

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It's Fri-yay! I'm really feeling Friday as I have big weekend plans- sleep. I haven't been sleeping very well and as such am crazy tired (and maybe just a touch irritable...) I think a lazy weekend with a bit of reading, music, and naps should put me back in fighting form. before that though, we've got a few Sothys products to get to. For Fall, Sothys brings us their Auntomne a Paris collection that features fall hues and gorgeous formulas.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Perfectly Curated K-Beauty | Jini Beauty Box September/October Dry & Mature Skin

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Happy day after the worst day ever, blog fans! That's all I will say as to the recent unpleasantness. Let's chat up a stupendously awesome subscription box instead, yes? Jini Beauty is the name, and curated Korean beauty is their game. They offer a very generous box of 6-7 full and deluxe size samples in each box and cater to your specific skin type. Sine I tend to be dry, I went with the dry/mature option. For a little unboxing of what I received, read on!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Sweetest Subscription Box | Candy.ca October 2016

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We're talking candy today! I know, testing and photographing candy is a tough job, but I am definitely up to the challenge. I was very pleased to get the opportunity to try the inaugural box from Candy.ca. The subscription box is all about everything sugar and sweet (and even a little sour.)


Monday, November 7, 2016

Modern Mattes | Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 4

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All hail queen matte. Matte everything has definitely been having it's time in the spotlight. While I'm a total fan of a matte lip, matte shadows aren't always my faves when used on their own. I tend to like a variety of textures/finishes, but Make Up For Ever has swayed my opinion. The newest member of the Artist Palette family- Volume 4 to be exact- is all matte, and an excellent addition to any palette stash.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Getting Gifty | Arbonne Holiday 2016

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It's the first Getting Gifty post of the 2016 holiday season! Today I have three options from Arbonne, who has done up all of their holiday offerings in a cute yet stylish striped design. Their range of giftables makes perfect options for stuffing in stockings, host/ hostess gifts (it is party season after all) or for having on hand for unexpected guests. Basically, they offer something for everyone.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Real Skin is In | Vichy Teint Ideal

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Vichy is one of my all time favourite skincare brands, so you can understand my excitement when I got news that they were launching their first makeup range. Okay, so they have done BB cream, but whatever... I love that they call their makeup the last step in a skincare regime, as their products do more than just perfect skin. Formulated to give skin a naturally perfected look, illuminate, let skin to look like skin (no heavy, mask like foundations here), and improve skin health. Exactly what you'd expect from Vichy. I've tested the bulk of the range and have been very impressed.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lip Lovin' | Inglot What a Spice! Collection

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Happy Wednesday, blog fans! It's American Horror Story night (yay!) and Inglot is making their blog debut. Not a bad day at all. I've got two lip products from Inglot's fall What a Spice! Collection and a bonus product that happens to be a brand best seller. You'll have to read on to find out exactly what that is though....


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mega Metals | Avon Fall 2016

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It's fall (you knew that though...) and with fall there are a few givens- pumpkin spice everything, jewel tones, and metallics. It's just the way things are. Avon is in on these facts and as such, has launched a little collection of limited edition, shimmering, metallic goodness for the eyes and nails.


Monday, October 31, 2016

Getting Groovy Collection | Essie Winter 2016

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Happy Halloween, blog fans! It seems a bit odd to be bringing you a winter/holiday collection today, but that's what we're going to chat up. Essie is Getting Groovy this season, with a collection inspired by the grooving, London sixties scene. The six piece collection features some fun shades- both standard and unique- to see you through this winter. Read on for a closer look?


Friday, October 28, 2016

Pearlesque Box | November 2016 Province Apothecary

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November is just around the corner, so that means... A new Pearlesque Box! I was very thrilled to get the chance to feature them yet again, and doubly thrilled that this month's box features Province Apothecary, a Canadian brand. If you missed my last Pearlesque Box posts, and are wondering what it's all about, I suggest checking one out (here). It features a bit more info as to what you can expect with a Pearlesque Box subscription (like only full size, organic, and natural products.) If you're ready, let's get to some Province Apothecary goodness!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Maybelline Colour Jolt Intense Lip Paint

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It's a lipstick kind of day, no? Granted, I can go for a new lipstick any day, but today in particular says lips. Maybelline has an interesting new lip offering in their Colour Jolt Intense Lip Paint. The liquid lip colour is a meld of lipstick and gloss to create a product that's pretty unique for drugstore beauty.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mirabella Masquerade Collection | Holiday 2016

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How is it already Wednesday? I've been thrown off my blog schedule thanks to a non-compliant computer and I'm not pleased. We were meant to have a little Mirabella chat on Monday. Oh well, since we've got lost time to make up for, well, I do anyway, let's get to the gorgeousness. For holiday 2016, Mirabella has launched the Masquerade Collection, a pretty little collection to see you through the season in style.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Trick-Free Skincare Treats From BeautyHaven.ca

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You know me, I am never one to say no to skincare, especially if there are masks involved. That's why I was very pleased when I was given the chance to try some skincare goodies from BeautyHaven.ca. Beauty Haven is a Canadian based site that carries a variety of body, hair, and facial skincare items at really reasonable prices. The offer a few different brands, but all of the items that caught my eye are from Victoria Beauty. 



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oh My GOSH | New Core Lip & Eye Products

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Last week I featured a few of the new Gosh core products for face, and as promised, I'm following up with some of the lip and eye products as well. Today we'll take a look-see at matte lipsticks, eyeshadow stick and palette, mascara, and liquid liner pen. No time to waste so let's go!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Stock Your Stash Like a Pro with Make Up For Ever

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As it's October (i"m sure you knew that...) one of the best times of the year is upon us- Halloween! I love Halloween but really haven't been too involved with it the past few years. Well, unless watching every horror movie ever made wist nibbling on Halloween candy counts. Does it? One of the best parts about Halloween is that is allows us makeup fanatic free license to go crazy. Anything is possible. I recently tried my hand at a deer look (this one) and as part of the Make Up For Ever x Sephora #GlamtoGhoul event, and as a thank you, Make Up For Ever sent me a few goodies. The goods include some of their Artist Brushes and their iconic Flash Colour Palette.