Friday, February 26, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
There are so many new drugstore makeup releases throughout the year, and it's hard to choose which ones are worth trying out. I recently received this generous sample of a brand new Maybelline foundation from the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club. Dream Velvet claims to be a hydrating yet matte foundation, formulated with 2x more water. It feels really fresh on the skin, and I am impressed by the natural coverage and finish.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Hooray for #ManiMonday! Starting off the week with your nails on point makes all the difference, right?
With all those fancy nail art trends flooding our social media pages, it can be a bit intimidating to try and replicate them at home. Luckily, I've found two quick, fool-proof techniques to amp up your nail game.
Friday, February 19, 2016
I was recently looking back on my 2015 posts, trying to figure out which brand truly stood out among the rest. If there's one thing that I've noticed, it's that French skincare and beauty companies take their products and formulations very seriously. You pay for the quality that comes along with manufacturing in France, and the premium laboratory formulations. That is what makes Clarins the best brand that I indulged in last year.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
In addition to sleeping and scrolling through Instagram, I spend an immense amount of time showering and soaking in the tub. It's total downtime, except for when the exfoliating and moisturizing begin. I'm convinced that I can skip my weekly workouts after all those crunches and squats.
Good shower accessories are paramount to making my skincare routine quick and effective. I’ve been a die hard fan of EcoTools makeup brushes ever since high school, so I was practically jumping out of my seat when their Canadian distributor Farleyco Marketing got in touch with me earlier last month. After trying out some of their body care tools, I'm happy to report that they are even more awesome than I had imagined.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Last weekend my family and I made our way up to Blue Mountain in Collingwood to take an Xtreme Adventures Hummer Tour and Snowshoe hike up into the trails, which were covered in a fresh dusting of snow.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Just say Mexican food, and I'll be at your party. Whether it's a burrito bowl or some simple guac and salsa, I could eat at restaurants like Chipotle for breakfast lunch and dinner, any day. Now don't you always wonder how they make that guacamole and salsa so irresistibly delicious?
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Right in the heat of our Toronto winter (literally) I made my way down to Liberty Village for a girls night and wax at Smooth, a new wax bar in the city with a pretty great reputation already. Their first location in London, Ontario is doing very well, so I couldn't turn down the opportunity to test out their services with a few of my beauty blogger friends over wine and appetizers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
|The Port in Monaco|
|The red carpet at Cannes|
As luck would have it, we arranged to spend three nights in Nice at the same time as the world famous Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix. We stayed at the wonderful Antares Hostel that was conveniently located across from the main Nice Ville train station, which made it super easy to coordinate day trips to Cannes and Monaco. Both train rides took about 30 minutes and cost approximately $40 round-trip.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Last September I visited IMATS Toronto with a bunch of my Canadian beauty bloggers, which I hauled here. It was so much fun, and I definitely did a fair bit of damage. The first booth that I stopped at was Royal and Langnickel, where I was immediately enthralled. Their makeup brushes are iconic, especially since their logo is always donned on the IMATS shopping bag.
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