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January 26, 2016

essence gel nail polish: Review + Swatches

essence gel nail polish

Colour and quality and price, oh my!

Gel nail polishes are taking the world by storm, and luckily for us, they're also taking over the drugstores at affordable prices.

One brand that's embraced the at-home gel polish is essence cosmetics.

January 21, 2016

Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer: Review + Swatches

Smashbox Insta-matte lipstick transformer

Our beloved glossy lipsticks are crying as the matte lip is trend is still going strong. You've probably spent quite a bit of money on matte lipsticks, or wishing that your favourite shade came in a matte version.

Well, Smashbox seen that gap and decided to ease our wallets with one product: Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer.

January 16, 2016

Fragrance Blending with Demeter


Nothing has ever stopped women (and men) around the world from layering different perfumes/colognes and creating different scent combinations. Except for the fact that most of us don't know what we're doing and might be a little nervous about accidentally smelling like an over-perfumed granny. With people talking about things like "top notes", it's easy to think that they're talking about music, and not the initial smell of a fragrance.

Demeter Fragrance Library has given us the tools to experiment and create our own scents with their Foolproof Blending Duos and Trios. With the assistance of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network, I was lucky enough to test these and report my findings for my lovely viewers.

January 06, 2016

Hask Hair Care: Review


While some women just pick whichever shampoo or conditioner are on sale, many women are looking for hair care products that meet specific needs. 

Often, the standard promise of moisture and shine is good enough. However, we often crave something a little more: tame fly-aways, help prevent split ends, rejuvenate our hair.

Hask has multiple products to suit your needs, and I have a few that I'd like to show you. Most of Hask's lines include a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and oil.

January 01, 2016

Best of 2015: Makeup, nails and skin

Best makeup of 2015

Happy New Year!

While people often like to put the past behind them and focus on the future, I decided to take this time to reflect on the past year. In 2015, I've come across many great (and not-so-great) products. Here are the products that I thought were the Best of 2015.