Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Paula's Choice CALM Collection | Review & Updated Routine

Paula's Choice Reviews

If I could recommend only one skincare brand to provide options for any age and skin type, it would have to be Paula's Choice. I've already invested a small fortune into this company, because I trust their philosophy and formulations over anything else. Seeing that they sell products exclusively online, I frequently rely on reviews to help make well-informed decisions.

I was recently invited to join a campaign through the Pretty In My Pocket Network, which allowed me to try out a full range of products tailored to my skin type. Paula's Choice does not test on animals and they offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee (within 60 days) since the team is committed to helping people find the best products for their skin. In fact, everyone can receive a free personal skincare consultation just by calling their customer care line (1-800-831-4088). If you're curious about ingredients or treatments, their website has a full encyclopedia of advice for every type of skin care concern. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

What's In My Bag? | Fashion Week Edition

What's in my bag video

Amidst the #MarchMadness of work and finals, I escaped to Toronto Fashion Week for some CBB mingling and the Mondor fashion show earlier this week.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Wet n Wild Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes | Review

wet n wild brushes
wet n wild®’s cruelty-free makeup brushes

I'm on a bit of a makeup brush kick right now, and today I have an adorable set of tools that will surely put a spring in your step. wet n wild’s new line of cruelty free brushes (17 in total) are made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex, which is designed to mimic the small breaks and imperfections found in natural hair.

These “micro breaks” along the hair shaft create friction to pick up powder with a single swipe. Both PETA certified and vegan, these highly affordable brushes are just as effective as those made from animal hair.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

EcoTools Makeup Brush Collection

ecotools collection

I first tracked down EcoTools makeup brushes at Honey Fig boutique back in high school. I collected almost all of their brushes with the original silver ferrule, and even a few doubles. For the most part, the ones that I have are still in tip-top condition. I actually forgot to include my favourite travel brush in these photos - the Retractable Kabuki featured here. More recently, I've been obsessing over their bath and body tools, which I reviewed here.


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Crayon | Review & Swatches

wet n wild matte velvet

Liquid lipstick, contouring palettes, and glowing highlighters. Makeup trends are forever evolving, and I always enjoy indulging in a select few. On an almost daily basis, I wear concealer, mascara, brows and blush. Lip balm is a give in, especially in the winter. So the one product that I just can't get behind is lipstick. I'll swipe some on for a night out or special meeting, but the smudging and resulting dryness never seems to be worth it.

One of the new products that I'm trying out from wet n wild is their Velvet Matte Lip Color Crayon. Available in 9 shades, these pencils are a great drugstore find when you're looking for a fresh and fun lip colour for the spring.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel | Nail Polish Review

  1 step wonder gel review

Nail polish is the one product that I exclusively purchase from the drugstore. I'm a big fan of the regular Wild Shine collection from wet n wild (reviewed here) because I can count on their rich pigmentation and thin, workable consistency. The one downside? Their packaging is totally sub-par.

Since I change up my nail colour every week or two, gel manicures aren't something I invest in. I was excited to get my hands on the 1 Step WonderGel polishes from wet n wild as they claim to leave a finish that is comparable to UV cured gel. I swear by my OPI Nail Envy Matte base coat, so I still follow my 3 step routine outlined here. Nevertheless these are high quality drugstore polishes that come off easy using an acetone-free nail polish remover. And look at those beautiful, durable bottles! Complete with a flat, rounded edge brush, this collection is topping the charts.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How To Deep Clean A Clarisonic | Bacteria Under The Brush?

Cleaning a Clarisonic

We know to switch out our Clarisonic brush heads every 3-6 months, but do you ever give the brush handle a deep clean?

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