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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Where To Go In The Canadian Rockies: Banff and Jasper

Canoe on Moraine Lake

Last summer, Joseph and I ventured to Canada’s west coast on a quest to hike and drive through the Rocky Mountains. I wanted to share some highlights, tips and a brief itinerary of our trip to serve as inspiration for your next trip to that neck of the woods.

Monday, May 27, 2019

SUNCOAT Water-Based Nail Polish | Review & Swatches

SUNCOAT Water-Based Nail Polish

Have you ever been totally freaked out by the ingredients in standard nail polish? As someone who polishes their nails at home on the regular (once every week or two) I make sure to wear an air filtering mask and to keep the fan on so that I breathe in less of the fumes. If you want to get rid of toxic nail polish in general, Suncoat is the brand for you.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

REVIEW: PIXI Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz

PIXI Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Plum Quartz

There is nothing I wouldn't wish more on to my worst enemy than going to the drugstore, uninformed, and having to buy a full face of makeup. 

Ok, that's a slight exaggeration. But since some drugstore prices are creeping up into the high-end range (I'm looking at you, $28 foundation and $19 eyeliner!) I try to NEVER buy anything without looking up reviews or scavenging the store for a tester. Because once I bought a Rimmel lip liner that looks like complete shite and I regret that $6 even to this day.

So when my friend Alanna gifted me this beautiful Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz at her Bachelorette party in Florida a few months ago, I didn't know what to expect. I hadn't tried many Pixi eye products aside from the ones here so I was intrigued, and decided to dive right in!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

STILA, KORRES & CLEAN | Summer 2019 New Products

STILA, KORRES & CLEAN | Summer 2019 New Products

I was thinking the other day about how tremendous the world of beauty and skincare has become. About 10 years ago, it was hard to find non-mainstream-brands. Even "Natural" products were exclusively sold at farmers markets and The Big Carrot, and everyone's mom was either an Olay, Clinique or Lancome lady. Nowadays, those staple brands sometimes fall to the wasteside (despite them still being great!)

So today I wanted to share a few new things from iconic brands Stila, Korres and Clean that have been released for Spring/Summer 2019. Read on to hear about my faves.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Full Face of Almay Makeup | Review & Tutorial

Almay Review

I've used Almay for as long as I've been wearing makeup. From their hypoallergenic mascara to their foundation for acne-prone skin, there are some true gems throughout their product lineup. Today I'm sharing a (near) full-face of Almay products that are making me so excited for spring and summer.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

AVON True Color Lipstick | Review

AVON True Color Lipstick Review

I recently updated my profile photo on my blog sidebar, and I'm wearing one of my favourite lipsticks ever. It's AVON's True Color Lipstick in the shade Persimmon Pink. These True Color Lipsticks are a classic staple in AVON's cosmetics lineup, and now I know why!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

AVON Crave Lip Gloss | Review

AVON Crave Lip Gloss Review

I wanted to share some thoughts on AVON's new Crave Lip Glosses with you since I've been wearing so many of them on the regular. I've also given a bunch of the glosses to my mom and sisters, since they are the perfect little addition to a present! Keep reading for swatches.
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