Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Need a Facial for your Scalp? Try the NIOSCOPE Derma Renew Treatment by NIOXIN


A few weeks ago I visited Raffaello Salon in Yorkville for a NIOSCOPE Derma Renew Hair Treatment. Christopher Marrello was so welcoming and helpful, explaining every step of the treatment in detail and standing firmly behind the NIOXIN products he used. The entire NIOSCOPE "Head Spa" was just over 1 hour, and my experience included washing, blow drying and styling. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Time-Saving Summer Skincare Essentials | Farleyco

farleyco summer

For me, summer beauty is all about efficient products that pull their weight and make life easier. Over the past few years, Farleyco has been my 1-stop-shop for affordable brands that don't mess around. They're always stocking the newest and best from a variety of brands, so here are a few of my current faves that you can buy now.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Beauty Hacks | Air Dry Hair, Brighten Blonde, Plump Skin

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
hair remedie

Summer is upon us, so now's the time to shake up our skin and haircare routines with the help of Hair RemedieSunIn and Vichy. See my favourites from these brands below and how I incorporate their products into my daily life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Increasing Health, Happiness and Self-Love Through Wellness Treatments at Soul 7 Yorkville

Soul 7 Yorkville

Are you feeling overly stressed? 

Fragile mental states like this creep up on me so fast sometimes, and it can be hard to cope alone. At Soul 7 you'll find a team of researchers and therapists redefining wellness through their non-invasive treatments. They offer Health Canada approved frequency technologies in full-body sessions to treat mind and soul. I was so excited to visit their Yorkville location, and will definitely be back for a guided meditation class later this summer. Read on to see why.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Pixi Spring 2018 | Skintreats & Makeup Review

Pixi Makeup Review

Where makeup and skincare are concerned, I don't think there's a brand better than Pixi - especially at the drugstore. I’ve loved Pixi ever since trying them for the first time last year and I was mega lucky to receive their spring/summer 2018 collection to try, which is all freaking amazing. Honestly. I adore everything about this brand. Let's jump into the swatches!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Summer 2018 Body Shop Products | Visit The Store & Review

Best at The Body Shop

One of the longest-standing skincare brands in my beauty cabinet has been The Body Shop. I love the simple, reliable power of their hair, skin and makeup lines, which suit my needs perfectly. It helps that their stores are widespread, and there's almost always a sweet sale going on to help stock up on your faves. Earlier in the spring I visited their Queen St. location and got the lowdown on some of their new products for 2018.

Hurry! The Body Shop has a huge sale on now with 40-70% off. Don't forget to use Ebates to save an additional 8% in referral bonus as well. Sign up for Ebates here.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Father's Day Giveaway with Farleyco!

Father's Day is on Sunday and thanks to Farleyco I am giving away an awesome set of men's hair and body products from Johnny's Chop Shop! My personal fav from the brand is their Born Lucky 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. It smells amazing and works so well. You can shop all products from the brand here.

Enter the giveaway below:

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Happy (almost) Father's Day!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Too Faced Better Than Sex vs. L'Oreal Lash Paradise

This totally feels like a totally #vintage post, I haven't done a Splurge or Save in ages! See my previous ones here.

Today I'm comparing Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, which costs a whopping $30 CAD vs L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise which you can find for as little as $11 at Walmart. Did I splurge or save on this makeup staple? Read on to find out.

Favourite Long-Wearing Makeup for Combination Skin | Face of The Day Video

Favourite eyeshadow palette

Some people find makeup a chore, and I totally understand that sentiment. It’s a pleasure for me having a makeup-free weekend, since any 15 minutes dedicated to sleeping is a godsend after a long week. 

But when I do go glam, I don’t like reapplying throughout the day. I want my full-face of makeup to be budge-proof for 15 hours, so here’s how I do it!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

How To Fade Acne Scars | Personal Microdermabrasion Device (PMD) Review

PMD Review

I've always had mild acne, and that's one of the reasons I started blogging way back in 2012. With proper cleansing, moisturizing and ingredient awareness, I have gotten a hang of my skin's needs and I truly love the skin that I'm in. I read a great article on The Zoe Report recently which laid out my skincare values perfectly: Keep skin moist, don't pick scabs, remove dirt/makeup, exfoliate, keep your brushes/accessories clean, and remember that beauty starts from the inside, and radiates out.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

BEANSTOCK 2018 | Toronto's First Coffee Festival

Beanstock Tickets

Coffee lover? Toronto event-goer? Oat-milk-enthusiast? Welcome, Beanstock 2018!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

SUMMER 2018 Fashion HAUL!

Summer 2018 Fashion Haul

There are many forms of therapy, and mine usually consist of shopping for cute clothes. A regular workout routine means feeling more and more confident in my physique, so this summer I'm excited to rock cropped tops and rompers once the weather hits scorching temperatures.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Best Makeup Under $10 at Walmart | Hard Candy Spring Summer 2018

Hard Candy Spring Summer 2018

I'm the type of gal who will pick up a $7 eyeshadow palette during my grocery run, then spend $30 on one lipstick without batting an eyelash. It's all about balance in the world of beauty, and I have a soft spot for everything Hard Candy ever since I fell for their concealer, baked blush, bronzer, highlight and eyeshadow 4 years ago. Today I'm sharing my thoughts on some of their new releases for Spring Summer 2018, which are all available online and in-store at Walmart.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Atelier Cologne Store Opening | Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Atelier Cologne Yorkdale

A few weeks ago I braved an April ice shower and visited the store opening of Atelier Cologne at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. The store just oozes Parisian chic, no detail is missed and each product is simply divine. They had giveaways, discounts and freebies for the first 75 customers in line. Read on to see my purchases and (massive) winnings from the day.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Clarins Summer 2018 Flamingo Collection | Swatches and Review

Clarins summer 2018

I’m honestly surprised I still have all 10 fingers because I’ve never gotten into a package quicker than with Clarins’ Sunkissed Summer 2018 Collection. Everything about it shouts perfection. From flamingo prints to vivid colours, this collection is a must for anyone needing a makeup bag refresh this year. I am reviewing the bronzer, 4-colour pen for lips and eyes, the makeup pouch and a lip comfort oil.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Meeting Caroline Hirons, The Plant YYZ, Laine and Lola Pon Pons | Vlog #8

With Dimitra Davidson, founder of Indeed Labs - Toronto-based skincare company

This was such an amazing few weeks. From meeting legendary Lady H (aka Caroline Hirons on YouTube) to fun events with friends, I can't wait to continue enjoying spring and summer.


Friday, May 11, 2018

My Summer Blonde Hair Secret | Sun-In Lightening Spray

SunIn Review

Sun-In Hair Lightener Spray has been around since the 70's, and costs only a few dollars for some serious colour payoff. Having two older sisters and medium-blonde hair, we've stocked bottles of this lightening elixir in our washroom cabinets for as long as I can remember. Sun-In gives you the same natural highlights you get from the sun - only faster! Their advanced conditioning system includes botanical extracts and special illuminators to give hair an extra dose of shine. This spray is alcohol-free, and you don't actually need the sun to get immediate results.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kat Von D Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade & #70 Pomade Brow Brush | Review

Kat Von D Super Brow

Influenster is a great program for makeup lovers, and those who enjoy reviewing products in general. My most recent product sent for review is the Kat Von D Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade in Medium Brown ($23 CAD), along with the Kat Von D #70 Pomade Brow Brush ($22 CAD). I have dark blonde hair and my brows are considerably pigmented, so this shade works great when sheared out.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cityline! Yves Rocher Store Opening, PR Events, Atelier Cologne & Come From Away | Vlog #7

Cityline Fashion Friday

I've had an amazing month of April, it has probably been my best one yet! From seeing a Fashion Friday taping of Cityline with Dave Lackie and his Twitter family, to group dinners and store openings, I can't wait for the excitement to continue into May. Here are some highlights, which you can also see live in my vlog below.

Yves Rocher Store

First up was the store re-opening party for Yves Rocher hosted by Anum from SummerxSkin. I loved this event, it allowed me to re-discover a brand that I've used only a handful of times before, and now it has become a staple in my routine.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal

I received a large portion of the Hydra Vegetal line collection, which you'll see below.

Yves Rocher Toronto
I'm enjoying the cleanser from Hydra Vegetal, along with the toner and moisturizer. These will be extra good in the summertime, since they have a light, fresh feel on the skin. Less is more - don't over-use the moisturizer since it can feel sticky.

Yves Rocher Scalp Rinse
This vinegar rinse is super delicious smelling! I think it's a nice product to add into your routine, and it leaves my scalp feeling fresh. I can't say whether it has transformed my scalp yet or not, but I'll report back after more regular use.

Yves Rocher Mascara
This mascara was a free gift with purchase, and I love it! the brush is rubber and quite stiff, but the product is so lengthening and doesn't smudge or flake off.

Yves Rocher Dedodorant
My favourite product from Yves Rocher has to be the deodorant. I have since bought 2 more because they're only $5 each! They're a cream formula and perform so much better than my usual Nivea roll-on. I'd recommend wholeheartedly, especially since the store always has a great promo going on for those with a membership card.

Best Yves Rocher products
The shampoo and shower gels are quite nice as well, the fragrances are lovely and they don't strip my skin.

Maman coffee
Now, to Cityline! Our morning began with incredible pastries and coffee/tea from Maman- a cafe I have always wanted to try in downtown Toronto.

Cityline Audience
I sat between my blogger friends Brianne and Grieta  as we watched the glorious Fashion Friday taping.

Joe Fresh Glasses
One of the best parts of the episode was seeing all the new frames from Joe Fresh. They're beyond chic! Watch the April 20th episode here to see how these ladies had their looks elevated with new glasses.

Tracy Moore

Dave Lackie

Dave and Tracy looking fabulous as always!! Thank you for hosting us.

Atelier Cologne Yorkdale

I visited the new Atelier cologne store at Yorkdale the following weekend to see what it was all about.

Atelier Cologne Canada

We enjoyed chocolate orange macarons and fresh citrus juice while waiting in line for the store to open.

Chocolate Orange Macaron

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

I've loved the Orange Sanguine cologne absolue for years, and the first 50 people in line received one of the 30ml bottles to take home.

Atelier Cologne Leather Case

You will receive a small leather case to put over your 30ml bottle with select purchases in-store. The best part is that they'll emboss it for you with whatever saying you like! I'll post mine in an upcoming review.

Atelier Cologne Perfume

The whole store is simply divine.

Atelier Cologne Yorkdale Mall

Atelier Cologne Toronto Store

Atelier Cologne Gift Wrap

They also have incredible gift wrap, making Atelier Cologne your perfect one-stop-shop for all your gifting needs.

Leather embossing

Getting my leather case embossed!

Come from Away Toronto

Amidst the wild ice storm, my sister and I went to see Come from Away in downtown Toronto. The show was outstanding, truly heartwarming to see the compassion that Canadians expressed in a time of crisis.

Yelp Maezo

My Yelp Elite Toronto group had an awesome exclusive dinner at Maezo on Richmond St.


Maezo Review

Both the food and company were wonderful.

Khau Gully

April was a month filled with delicious Indian food dinners, we went on a family outing to Khau Gully, located in uptown Toronto. It was a bit pricy but the food was outstanding. Service was great and the restaurant was very clean. Would recommend!


Monday, April 30, 2018

April 2018 Favourites

April Favourites

I've been loving a whole bunch of new makeup and skin stuff lately, so I wanted to share 5 standout products from the month of April.

What Moms Really Want For Mother's Day | Wacoal at HBC

Wacoal Review

Mother's day is around the corner, so what better time to pamper a lady in your life with an afternoon in Downtown Toronto? My best idea this year is giving your mom a $75-$100 gift card to Hudson's Bay and booking an appointment with Maggie at their Wacoal boutique to get your mom/wife/lady a proper bra fitting by a brand that caters to every woman, of every figure.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Products I've Used Up #9

empties 2018

Time to run through another batch of products I've used up recently. My last post was almost exactly 1 year ago, (read it here) and this is definitely not everything I've run through. I'm partial to bringing items to Joseph's place when they're half-done and using them there, or bringing items on vacation to leave in the room even if there's product left. Here are some notable empties that I have on hand and want to share.
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