September 30, 2014

Review: I Love ...

I wont lie, I feel a bit like a grade schooler, writing "I Love...", haha. But these products deserve the name I Love...

With scents like Strawberries & Creame, Lemons & Lime and Raspberry & Blackberry, there's a smell for everyone to fall in love with.

September 24, 2014

Makeup Tag!

So I was recently tagged by the lovely Miranda over at Miranda Loves. Go take a look at her answers. Here are mine:
1. What foundation do you use?

I usually just need a light coverage to even out my skin tone. Right now my favourite is Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup SPF15 in shade 1. Also testing out the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in 100 Ivory and liking it so far.

2. How about concealer?

I don't use concealer very often. When I do, it's usually the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser, which is a little more of a brightener, or when really needed, MAC Pro Long wear.

3. What do you think of fake eyelashes? 

Never really into false lashes. They look great in high profile shots, but not an every day thing. I like the more natural one and will wear them once in a while for no reason (twice a year?)

4. What brand of mascara do you use?

I don't have any that I swear by right now. GOSH & Dior are probably my two favourite brands when it comes to mascara

5. Sephora or MAC?

Sephora! MAC just hasn't appealed to me

6. What make up tools do you use in application?

Brushes? Several Sephora and Quo brushes, a few Real Techniques and my beloved Real Techniques sponge. And can't forget an eyelash curler.

7. Do you use a makeup base/eyeshadow primer for the eyes?

  Eyeshadow primer is a MUST for me. Up until I found my HG primer (Urban Decay Potion Primer), I was not into makeup because shadow would crease like mad. I can sometimes get away without a foundation base/primer, but I find using one makes a difference.

8. What is your favourite eyeshadow/colour/shade?

  I tend to gravitate towards neutrals - browns, bronze, golds. They tend to compliment my blue eyes. However I do love playing with purples and greens to bring out a little more of the green in my eyes.

9. What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

  They can sometimes be tricky to use as they have a little more fall-out. That being said, once you know some tricks, they are awesome as they are usually "pure pigments" and therefore you get a better colour payoff. My trick: dip your brush into the pigment, then slightly push your brush onto the inner part of the container's lid to make sure your brush hold on. Lightly tap the excess, then gently push it onto your lid (do not sweep across to apply). After application is done, you can then lightly sweep to blend.

10. What is your favourite lipstick?

I'm going to have to go with Dior. They've never let me down. However Inglot might be fighting for that spot.

11. What is your favourite blusher to use?

Lancome Blush Subtil in Miel Glacé, NARS Orgasm and Inglot cream blush 82

12. Do you like drugstore makeup?

Mascara's yes, just about anything else, not really.

13. Name a makeup crime you hate?

This was a tough one. People who use the wrong shade of foundation (and don't even make an effort to blend!). People who do a full face, but do nothing with brows (some are blessed with perfect brows, but most are not). Lining your lips with a lip liner that's 5 times darker than the lipstick you're wearing. UGH!

14. Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones (lipstick, eye shadows, etc.)?

This varies day-to-day. For work, I tend to stay with neutrals, sometimes a pop of colour on the lips. Weekend, whatever I feel like!

15. If you could leave the house with just one makeup item what would it be?


16. Could you leave the house without any makeup on?

I've done it. I prefer to at least put on mascara though.

17. In your opinion what is the best makeup line?

There is no "best". There are some that are better than others in general, and some that are most definitely the "best" for a specific need. Best selection of eyeshadow colours? Make Up For Ever & Inglot.

18. What do you think of makeup?

  Makeup is my art. It's a form of self-expression. While some people hide behind makeup, feeling like they need it for one reason or another, it should be meant to enhance your natural beauty - not hide it. However, there are times when you just need to put on a full face to feel fabulous! 
Now.. I would like to tag: 
Ashley aka Romanian Butterfly
Jasmine of The Happy Sloths

September 19, 2014

Hot Now: Inglot Toronto

For makeup lovers across the world, Inglot is a must have in a kit. From beautiful neutrals to bold colours for both eyes and lips, Inglot offers a wide selection of products for eyes, lips, complexion, cheeks and nails.

Known for their Freedom System, each palette is customizable to whatever you would like, and with over 1500 shades to choose from, there is no shortage of options. The possibilities are endless!

The store, located at 19 Dundas Square (beside the Hard Rock Café, right across from the square) will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, September 20 from 12 - 6pm.

September 16, 2014

Review: Covergirl's Bombshell Volume Mascara

Mascara is a must have item in every woman's arsenal of tools. For many, if you had to rush out of the house, mascara would be applied quickly or stashed away in the purse to be applied later. It can often bring tired looking eyes back to life. It's not something we're taught, we just know how to do it.

With so many different options out there (volumizing, lengthening, waterproof, etc), we're constantly trying something new, hoping to find that one mascara that'll give us lashes like in the commercials (ladies, they were falsies, don't believe the commercials!)

September 09, 2014

That HURT! : A tale of waxing, featuring Skin Envy

Fall may be just around the corner, but that's no reason to let legs to stubbly. While the weather has started to get a little cooler,  we start wearing tights under dresses or shorts however we still see some great summer days, loaded with short-shorts, dresses and everything in between. Perfectly smooth legs are a no-brainer when it comes to fashion! And even though you might be wearing tights, smooth legs are a must!

Many options are available to obtain smooth, hairless skin. Shaving, waxing, epilators, threading and laser are all methods commonly used today.

September 05, 2014

Amie Skincare Review (two new favorites!)

Award-winning UK based skincare line, Amie, has launched 8 of their best-selling products in Canada, exclusively at Shoppers Drugmart.