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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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.
Friday, October 21, 2016
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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
"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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