December 24, 2017

New Years Eve Look: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Once Christmas is out of the way, it's time to think about New Years! It's always a fun time to get dressed up, maybe go to a nice dinner, or maybe just hang out with family and friends. Whatever your plans are, you want to ring in the new year looking good, and with a little bling, and I got just the look for you!

Since I recently purchased Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust, I knew I had to create a NYE look with it. And here it is!

Here's what I used

1. Becca Backlight Priming Filter
2. Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
3. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230
4. Make Up For Ever Microfinish Powder
5. Lancôme Blush Subtil in Miel Glacé
6. Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight

7. wet n wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer
8. Laura Mercier Eye Art Eyeshadow Palette: Vanilla Nuts, Plum Smoke and Violet Ink
9. Sigma Flare Eyeshadow Palette: Gossip
10. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust
11. Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Cat Eye Collection Liquid Eyeliner
12. Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
13. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension
14. Maybelline Lash Sensational
15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Soft Brown

16. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Re-Shape and Re-Size Liner in Pillow Talk
17. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb
18. Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo

I used Vanilla Nuts all over the eyelid, followed by Plum Smoke in the crease  working my way up. Then Gossip into the crease, blending up and into Plum Smoke, but not going quite as high. Violet Ink was used next, again in the crease, and very lightly blended into Gossip. Diamond Dust was then applied to the eyelid, careful to just meet the crease, not go into it.

December 21, 2017

Neutral Holiday Look

Here's a beautiful neutral look to wear to your Christmas get-together. Whether it's visiting the grandparents or having some drinks with friends, this simple look is perfect for all occasions, and can easily take you from day to night.

December 13, 2017

Beauty Gift Ideas for your Naughty List

Got someone on your naughty list that deserves a lump of coal in their stocking? How about some charcoal beauty products. I've got 10 charcoal products for the beauty lover in your life.

December 10, 2017

Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover

Looking for ideas on what to get the beauty lover on your list this year? They've been good all year, so they deserve something pretty sweet if you ask me. Check out my top __ items for the beauty enthusiast in your life.

December 05, 2017

Pixi Holiday Collection

Pixi has been a drugstore favourite for quite some time. Great quality at a great price. Without disappointment, their holiday sets are just as fantastic. They are what every beauty lover needs to find under the tree. Here are some of my favourites.

November 22, 2017

ISA Hair Straightener Review

When you were younger, you probably had very few options when it came to choosing a hair straightener. They were big, bulky and while they did straighten your hair, it probably took 30 minutes and an accidental scalp burn to get the job done. With prices ranging from $20 - $400+, it can sometimes be overwhelming choosing.

October 24, 2017

Lines of Elan Review

Natural and organic skincare is a hot topic. It takes a little effort, but we should all want to try to do our part and not only help the environment, but be gentler on our own bodies.

Lines of Elan is a Toronto based natural and organic skincare company that features products that are not only gluten & cruelty free, but are also biodegradable, septic and waterway safe and also vegan friendly. Now that's keeping things clean!

October 15, 2017

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Review

I love mascara, so it's no surprise that I jumped on the opportunity to try the new Lancôme mascara, Monsieur Big, courtesy of ChickAdvisor.

The Monsieur Big mascara by Lancôme promises to deliver extra volume; 12 times more volume to be exact. They also promise to deliver up to 24 hours of wear without needing any touch-ups, or leaving any flakes or smudges behind.

October 12, 2017

Tarte Holiday: Buried Treasure

We all hoped to find some buried treasure when we were kids. But now you can have your own buried treasure thanks to Tarte's 2017 Holiday collection, including their Buried Treasure eyeshadow palette.

October 08, 2017

Bite Amuse Bouch Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty is known for their amazing lip products and it seems to never end (no complaining here!) They've recently added to their expanding line by giving us the Amuse Bouche Liquified Liquid Lipstick.

September 26, 2017

Fenty Beauty Highlighters

When it was announced that Rihanna was coming out with a makeup line, Fenty Beauty, the entire world got excited. And it's no wonder; 40 shades of foundation, from light to dark and everything in between, Fenty Beauty offers one of the largest shade ranges.

Oddly enough, it wasn't the foundation that caught my eyes (although I really want to try it). It was the highlighters. 16 of them to be exact.

September 21, 2017

Postpartum Beauty Saviours

Hello lovelies!

Trying to get every back on track again, however it appears that my desktop computer is in need of some major TLC, so it may be a little slow, but I'll get there.

I wanted to share with you some postpartum beauty saviours. I'm not talking about what to bring to the hospital with you, but products that have been an absolute saviour over the past (almost) 4 months.

September 20, 2017

I'm Back!!!


I'm finally back. After months of carpal tunnel (do to pregnancy), sleepless nights, renovations and so much more, I'm finally back.

And damn! Does it feel good :)

In case you missed it: I have mild carpal tunnel that flares up maybe twice a year. Pregnancy actually made it flare up every single day for the last few months of the pregnancy. On May 26th (3 days past due) I gave birth to a healthy, adorable baby boy. I've since been getting to know him and figure out this mom thing. There's also been a few other things that have been going on, but we wont go there. Only now, 4 months later, have I been able to truly find myself again. Hence, I'm back!

So, get ready for more makeup reviews, looks, swatches, and maybe even a couple wedding planning updates to come soon!

February 17, 2017

Pixi comes to Shoppers Drug Mart

I am so excited about this! Popular UK brand, Pixi, is back in Canada. It has landed at the doorsteps of Shoppers Drug Mart. You may remember they were at Target, but we know how long they lasted in Canada.

One of the things that is so great about Pixi, is the creator: Petra Strand. She's a makeup artist and mom, so she understands the importance of products being fast, effective, multitasking and easy to use. She gets bonus points on her inspiration: faerie folklore. The beautiful light in the forest, the naturalness and freshness, embracing natural beauty.

February 13, 2017

wet n wild 2017 Canadian lineup

100% Cruelty Free and currently 85% vegan (working towards 100%), popular drugstore makeup brand, wet n wild, has released their 2017 lineup for Canada. Keep reading to see what you need to keep your eyes open for!

January 28, 2017

LuckyBag 2017 + Announcement

It's been a crazy few weeks, but I'm here with my latest (and possibly last for a while) beauty splurge: The Beautylish Lucky Bag 2017. Before I get started on the contents of the bag, I want to announce something. If you haven't seen my Instagram, you may have missed the news.

January 11, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Swatch & Review

The name Charlotte Tilbury is practically a household name in the beauty world. She's well known for her work with various models, photographers, magazines, fashion shows, her YouTube channel and most recently, her line of makeup.