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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Mary Kay TimeWise Skincare | Launch Party & Review

Mary Kay Timewise

Do you use Mary Kay cosmetics? As they are a 55 year old company, I feel like we've all dabbled into their skincare or makeup at one point in our lives. With millions of salespeople worldwide, Mary Kay is clearly making great products that have withstood the test of time. This is a multi-level marketing brand that is promising results, and delivering on them. I was recently invited to a re-launch party for the TimeWise skincare line which took place at Her Majesty's Pleasure in Toronto. This was the most memorable event of 2018 for me, and the products themselves have really impressed me so far.

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Most Flattering Nail Polish Colours Ever | Essie Spring/Summer 2018

Essie 2018

If there's one beauty treatment I won't pass on, it's doing my nails. I adore a little at-home mani, and I've been lusting over Essie's newest shades this summer. I have a big selection of favourites here, all of which are extremely flattering on the nails. I was most surprised by the opacity of these shades, most needing only 2 coats to achieve a streak-free application. Read on to see how I use these stunning polishes.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Edens Garden Natural Bar Soap | Review

Edens Garden Soap

Edens Garden is an amazing natural brand, they have home and beauty products that are so high quality, and don't have outrageous pricing just because they're "green". I find that their objectives are in the right place, providing us with beautiful and special daily essentials that are infused with 100% pure essential oils, promising to uplift, cleanse and refresh with ease. Here's my review from January where I chatted about their diffuser and oil blends. Today I want to introduce you to their new solid bar soaps, which look totally scrumptious and smell better than you can believe. Read on to see which scents they offer.

Friday, August 24, 2018

How to Deal with Summer Heat | Hair, Skin, and Body Essentials

summer skincare must haves

Reaching the extremes in weather, routine, stress etc. can totally throw off the health and quality of our skin and hair. Everything runs in sync where lifestyle and body are concerned, so I always believe that a good self-care routine leads to a happy, positive outlook on life ahead - and increased health overall.

Even though summer time is generally fantastic in all regards, intense sun, stifling heat and a busy schedule can leave us feeling burnt out - literally. Here are some products to make the last bit of your summer as amazing as possible, helping you take control of your hair health, quicken the length of your showers, and protect your skin from the elements.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Best Drugstore Matte Eyeshadow for all Ages | Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula matte eyeshadow

When I'm buying makeup for myself now, I have simple rules: high-end foundation and concealer, low-end liner and mascara. High-end eyeshadow, low-end blush and bronzer. Lippies can go either way. I have a tooon of makeup, more than I need, but I still love trying products from all ends of the spectrum since I know you can find awesome dupes at the drugstore for your favourite $ephora finds.

Physicians Formula is a brand that is readily available at the drugstore, but the regular price of their products are literally Sephora worthy. So which of their beauty buys are actually worth it? I have been hearing about their Matte Eyeshadow Quads on YouTube from bloggers like MsGoldGirl, and couldn't help but try them all out when I received a 50% off coupon at Generation Beauty last year.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Brew Authentic Italian Espresso at Home | Caffitaly Ambra S18 Coffee Machine Review


As I'm writing this, my mocaccino is releasing a small ribbon of steam, along with the most lovely fragrance that warms my cold, post-TTC-commute heart. Some mornings, the only thing that will get me  is an espresso. I teeter between being a tea or coffee drinker, since a strong black tea gives me such steady energy, but espresso makes my brain run at lightning speed (even after I've stayed up writing a blog post until 2:30 AM. :D)

Monday, August 20, 2018

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish | Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter

dove body polish

Dove doesn't always come top of mind when I'm shopping for pamper products, but they are definitely a go-to brand for affordable body washes and soap bars when I want something that's gentle on the skin. Their new collection of "Body Polish" exfoliating scrubs are unique and very lovely overall. I received mine via the Topbox Circle review club and haven't stopped using it due to the expensive-feeling experience, luckily available to everyone of all budgets.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Lole White Toronto

On July 26th over 4,000 people gathered at the Exhibition Place in Toronto for The 6th edition of the LOLË White Tour, produced by evenko. In a sea of yogis all dressed in white, we celebrated yoga, wellness, hope and equality with teachers Elena Brower and Megan Marie Gates.

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.
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