, pub-5075614835530024, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 February 2018 | Classically Contemporary

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Essence 2017 Collection | Eyes & Brows

essence eye palette

When I first started to dive into this Essence collection last spring, all of my eye shadow dreams came true. My eyes are a true hazel, so these warm purple, bronze and burgundy shades are very flattering for my colouring. None of these eyeshadows were a bust, and I also found some unique brow products to suit my dark blonde hair.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Essence 2017 Collection | Lips & Nails

essence matt matt matt review

If I could pick one makeup product that is so worth trying from the drugstore, it would be Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick. They are better than nearly every high-end lipstick I've tried, and the colour range is punchy and beautiful. Read on to see my favourite lipsticks and nail polishes from the brand.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Essence 2017 Collection | Concealer, Corrector and Primer

essence concealer review

I have expensive taste where foundation and concealer is concerned. Though I will gladly use Rimmel Wake Me Up, Match Perfection or Maybelline for a light-coverage look, I turn to MAC, It Cosmetics and Tarte for a no-fuss base. Besides, it's really hard to find drugstore concealers that go light enough to suit my winter skin. 

I am oily/combo and absolutely must use a primer on my face and eyes to ensure my makeup lasts all day. I also have an uneven skin tone that needs some gentle correcting, so I was thrilled to receive the products swatched below.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Essence 2017 Collection | Blush & Highlight

Essence 2017 Collection

Much like Wet n Wild which I reviewed on Tuesday, I love essence makeup. So so much. And our history goes back quite some time! Mentioned before in my Top Drugstore Makeup 2014, here in Fall 2015, then in Fall 2016, and most recently in a GRWM video back in the summer, their products are never new to my collection. 

I received the 2017 collection last spring (Yes. 1 year ago! *facepalm*) and I've finally corralled all my photos together for this post. It was a busy summer, fall, and winter, to say the least, so read on to see photos and genuine thoughts on each item I got.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NEW Wet n Wild Spring 2018 Collection | Review & Swatches

wet n wild color icon palette

It should come as no surprise that I adore Wet n Wild makeup. I've been reviewing their products for years, and each collection is better than the last. Read on to see their brand new releases for Spring 2018 which have just hit shelves in Canada. Look out for these Wet n Wild goodies at Superstore, Walmart, and Rexall.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Big Spring Clothing Haul | Gap, H&M, UNIQLO

Spring 2018 Trends

So it's not Spring yet. And I was trying to stick to a "no-buy" for the first part of this year. But sometimes, one pair of jeans leads to another, and my Spring 2018 wardrobe has come together!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Canadian International AutoShow 2018 | VLOG #2 Feb 2018

Maserati Levante

I've been visiting the Canadian International AutoShow for years, it's a date that Joseph and I stay true to every time it's back on in Toronto. The event is huge, and features both new and vintage vehicles. Each year I become more and more serious about cars, and finding out which brands make for the best investments since I know I'll need one of my own in the future.

Here are some photos from Friday Feb 16th that I took while visiting the show. It's on until February 25th and they have very flexible hours to visit. I'd recommend going since it's affordable, fun for the whole family, and easy to walk around at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Get tickets to the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow HERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wise Hair Care for Men | Review

Wise haircare Men

As someone who loves to create, I can't help but feel giddy when I see a new Canadian brand on the market championed by someone I can relate to. Wise is men's hair care made in Canada and located in Montreal, QC. When I agreed to review their line, I didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, Wise is a brand that speaks to me, and there are many qualities of their collection that I love. From the gorgeous reusable packaging (including Birch bark sourced in Quebec) and glass containers that you can refill, anything from French Canada rings true to my heart.

10 Non-Basic Date Night Ideas | Valentine's Day in Toronto

Opera Tickets Verona

So you're in one of the busiest cities in the world, and you want to plan a date that'll truly mean something. Behold, 10 of my favourite things to do in a city like Toronto! 

Though it might be out of oue price range to visit the Opera in Verona Italy tonight, don't forget that live theatre performances and a good 'ol movie (why not make it VIP?) are an elevated alternative to Netflix & Chill.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Matcha Lattes, Volunteering with LGFB, The Rec Room & Blogging! | Vlog #1 Feb 2018

February 2018 Vlog

Hi all! Here's my first Vlog of 2018 showing you what I was up to from Feb 3-10 ♡

Mentioned in this video: 

My favourite teas of the moment are Pure Leaf, which I reviewed on ChickAdvisor: Pure Leaf Matcha and Ginger with Orange Blossom.

Pure Leaf Matcha
See my Recipe & Routine in the Vlog!

Ginger with Orange Blossom

Thanks for watching,

The Best Hair Accessories for Mid-Length Hair

hair accessories

I’m always trying to cut down on the time it takes for me to get ready in the morning. Being able to wash my hair every other day is great since I get to use fun hair accessories to put my hair up in a bun or pony on day 2. From clips to hair ties, to bungees and pins, here are my top 5 finds for styling medium-length hair.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Budget-Friendly Makeup at Walmart | Hard Candy Review


Hard Candy used to seem like a brand strictly for girls in high school looking for bright nail polish and glitter liner. Now-a-days, you can find products from the brand that rival collections 5x their price. Hard Candy makeup, found at Walmart, is affordable, fun, impressively pigmented and fit for all ages. Read on to see how I use these products in my daily routine.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Glowy #FOTD Tutorial | Kiko, Revlon, Chanel, Physicians Formula & IMATS

Eve Pearl Makeup

I'm embarrassingly late posting about my experience at IMATS 2017, an Italy haul, and some favourite products from Revlon and Physicians Formula. Eep. But better late than never, right? The benefit to writing about all these great brands now, is the fact that I know exactly how I feel about all of the items since they've been staples in my routine for months. Read on to see a warm, glowy makeup tutorial and my top buys from the summertime.
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