Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Japanese Skincare & Makeup Favourites | Jealousy Beauty

japanese beauty

I remember the thrill of buying my first Korean BB cream back in 2011 - Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream SPF25 ++. It was nearly impossible to find K Beauty products in Canada back then, so I would resort to blogger swatches and shopping online. After going through 3 full bottles, I decided to explore more North American options to keep things within reach for the main readership of my blog.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Most Chic Gifts Ever | L'OCCITANE Advent Calendar 2016

L'Occitane Advent Calendar

It's dark when I leave for work, holiday sets are up for grabs, and I'm bringing gloves around with me once again. Helllooooooo Autumn!

Whether you celebrate Christmas or any other holiday, beauty advent calendars like this ($59 CAD) are a very effective way to try out 24 best-selling products from favourite brands like L'OCCITANE. With a value of $117, this current online exclusive will be available in store only beginning Oct. 26, 2016.

The (only) downside? They somehow forgot to include my beloved Immortelle Oil Makeup Remover. Well, there's always hope for next year.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Stick Foundation Review | Cream Contour Shade 420 Bisque (N)

420 Bisque N

I am so happy that I got to test out and review the #LancomeTIUstick through ChickAdvisor. As someone who always uses a cream contour product for my everyday makeup routine (see it here), I had a feeling that this would be an all star. I'll admit that I was a bit unimpressed by the packaging, as I wish the tube covered the entire stick of foundation. I also find the label to be a little bit blasé. I'm always scared to nick the stick with the cap, since it doesn't roll all the way down.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Delia Organics | Canadian Skincare Review

Delia Organics Review

Earlier in the summer I got in touch with Delia Organics to try out a collection of their products. I'll admit that I do quite a bit of research before trying new skincare, to keep the whole process fun and stress-free. Skincare is something that you must integrate slowly, to ensure the ingredients are suitable for your skin type.

It has been so difficult to find a line of products from one company that provide a simple, powerful, no-fuss routine. Though I still adore brands like Paula's Choice, and everything mentioned here, I've found some serious winners which are ALL from Canada. Delia Organics offers quick cleansers, nourishing oils, powerful treatments, refreshing serums, and light, soothing lotions. Shop Vancouver-based Delia Organics here.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekend Drinks | Appleton Estate Rum

Jamaican mule

The hot summer months make for a very refreshing fall, and I'm so excited to warm up with some delicious, spicy cocktails now that the October chill is in full force.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Aspire Eyewear | "Popular" Frames in Navy

aspire eyewear

"Hold on, I can't see."

Ah, the joys of nearsightedness. I've been wearing glasses for ten years now, and it's a love-hate kind of thing. At one point, I only wore monthly contacts, which I would wash and put away at nighttime. Now that I'm working at a computer every day, glasses are my go-to as I suffer from dry eyes and contacts become very uncomfortable after a few hours.

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