November 18, 2016

Derma MD: Double Duty Products + Giveaway

Derma MD

Over the past several years, proper skincare has become more important to me. Makeup removal and toning was always a part of the daily routine, but the rest seemed to be annoying things that took too much time. Needless to say, that thinking is wrong.

A proper skincare routine needs to include makeup removal, cleansing, exfoliating (not too often!), toning, a serum, eye cream, moisturizer, sun protection and the occasional mask. That may sound like a lot, but it's really not. The trick? Look for products that do double duty. Here are a few items from Derma MD that do just that.

September 25, 2016

Lip Oils: Worth the hype?

One of the biggest lip trends this year are lip oils. With so many companies coming out with these oils, from Hourglass to Physicians Formula, they're hard to miss. But are you missing out?

September 14, 2016

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder: Review + Swatch

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder

I think we can all agree that strategically applied highlighter can make any walking zombie look alive and glamorous. For those that are living, it can give the wearer a dewy, freshly moisturized look. It can also highlighter certain parts of one's face (or d├ęcolletage). Got killer cheekbones? Highlight those bad boys. Want to draw attention to those beautiful peepers? Add some highlighter. Want your lips to look fuller? That's right, use a touch of highlighter.

September 05, 2016

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks: Swatch + Review

Artist Rouge Lipstick

If you haven't heard the news yet, Make Up For Ever has re-vamped their line of Rouge Artist lipsticks. The new line, Artist Rouge, contains 25% more pigment and has a non-drying formula. With colours for every skin tone and options to go with neutrals or bold makeup looks, Make Up For Ever's Artist Rouge has got you covered.

August 21, 2016

When the contents don't match the packaging

There's nothing better than being able to go to a store and swatch to your heart's content to find that perfect shade of eyeshadow or lipstick. Unless you're looking for something specific, it can be quite fun and maybe even relaxing. But what about when we have to purchase something online? Maybe a special online sale, or a brand that's not available in your local store. You hope that the packaging shows the colour accordingly and that maybe there's a blogger or two that have swatches for you to refer to.

When the package and the inner contents don't match, sometimes it's a pleasant surprise. Most of the time, it's a disappointment.

August 15, 2016

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil: Swatch + Review

We all have our go-to makeup looks. Mine happens to be a winged liner using none other than my Kat Von D Tattoo liner. If you haven't read my post about this liner, it's my holy grail. It lasts all day like no other liner. However, I've recently discovered a pencil liner that's also been giving me all day results.

August 03, 2016

Alpabet Nails:Joker's Wild

Revlon Joker's Wild

If you ask me to do a colour association with the word joker, I would say green. I automatically think of the beloved Batman villain.  But Revlon's Joker's Wild is a far cry from being a villain.

Revlon Joker's Wild

Joker's Wild is a beautiful coral/orange cream that works so good for summer. If you think the colour screams for attention, it does. But it's not begging for attention. It's flattering. It goes with just about everything. It's a wild card.

Revlon Joker's Wild

This was fully opaque with 2 coats and lasted nearly a week before tip wear and crackling. The polish has the double-wide brush that I love and dries in a reasonable time period (just a couple minutes - and obviously don't bang your nail for the next hour).

Revlon Joker's Wild

July 31, 2016

Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer: Review

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

Let's talk concealer. They're fantastic at hiding those minor imperfections and making you look like you got a full night's sleep when really you've been up all night tending to a crying baby. Get a good one, it works wonders. Get a bad one, and it'll turn into a hot mess real quick.

For the longest time, I was in that hot mess category. Over the years, I've tried a couple different ones, but none that were amazing. They were just OK. Concealer is some serious business. Ok just doesn't cut it.

July 26, 2016

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Review

Whether you have dry, oily or acne prone skin, it's important to have a good and proper skin care routine that best fits you. Vichy is a line that one of my acne prone friends has been using for years, and one that I've been getting acquainted with a little more recently, thanks to ChickAdvisor.

Vichy's been around for 80 years and thanks to a panel of experts that include dermatologists, nutritionists and even gynecologists, Vichy has a line of products for a wide variety of skin care concerns.

July 22, 2016

Face Friday: Fall Awakens

This look just screams out fall. Don't get me wrong, I love summer, and I don't miss winter one bit, but fall is probably my favourite time of year. This neutral/berry eye just reminds me of fall and is begging for a leather jacket to go with it. Of course, with 33°C weather, that's not happening anytime soon.

July 19, 2016

Alphabet Nails: Iqaluit

Alphabet Nails has returned! Today is brought to you by the letter I.

Iqaluit is a beautiful cream dark dusty pink by Bio Seaweed Gel. No base coat or LED lamp required, this gel polish cures in the sun.

July 13, 2016

Healthier Nails with CND

No denying it, I've struggled with my nails my entire life. They break, split or peel frequently and seem to take forever to grow.

Recently, I was introduced to items from CND. Dubbed "The Rescue Kit", I've been using these products for about two weeks now and I've already noticed quite the difference with my nails.

July 08, 2016

Face Friday: Modern Renaissance Face of the Day

Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Having just received the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette a few days before my birthday, using it for my birthday look was a must!

Here's what I created using this stunning palette.

July 07, 2016

ABH Modern Renaissance: Swatch + Review

Since the day the beauty world laid their eyes on pictures of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette, everyone and their grandmother needed to have it.

July 04, 2016

Canadian Indie Cuter Cuticles: Cuticle Oil + Barrier Butter Review

Cuter Cuticles Cuticle Oil Review

Up until recently, I never gave my nails and cuticles the TLC they deserved (and required). It wasn't until recently when I started doing some nail blogging that I decided to change that.

Cuter Cuticles Cuticle Oil Review

When I heard about Cuter Cuticles, I was intrigued and decided to buy a couple items during a Facebook group sale. Shortly after, I placed another order.