Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder & Brush: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Kat Von D has a brand new setting powder promising to be 30% lighter than your average powder. Available in a translucent shade, the Lock-It Setting Powder ($38 CAD) is also paired with a complementary Lock-It Setting Powder Brush ($47 CAD). To read my review of both, click.......
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NARS Fall 2016 Audacious Collection: Review and Swatches

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In addition to the core Fall 2016 Collection, NARS is also introducing an Audacious Collection for fall featuring some new products and new shades of the beloved Audacious Lipsticks. Today I have a selection of the collection to share with you. To see some swatches, click.......
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW Dior Fall 2016 Rouge Dior Lipsticks: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Dior is revamping its beloved Rouge Dior Lipstick Collection ($43 CAD each)! Including more colors than ever and a sleek redesigned look, the new range is hitting the stores in may. Today I have a few brand new shades to share with you, to see some swatches, click.......
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in "023 Cerise Givree" & "025 Sorbet Grenadine": Review and Swatches

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Hailing from the K-Beauty realm and introduced to the North American makeup market not too long ago, the "cushion" trend is showing no signs of stopping and recently, Lancome introduced a line of cushion blushes called the Cushion Blush Stubtil ($45 CAD). Available in four universally flattering shades, the Cushion Blush Subtil promises a "vibrant color with a dewy glow". To see some swatches and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Trip to NYC | Birchbox BYOB Build Your Own Birchbox

Disclaimer: The Birchboxes featured were complimentary, courtesy of Birchbox SoHo.
While I was in New York City, I knew I had to check out the Birchbox Store in SoHo. Located on West Broadway Street, Birchbox Soho occupies a spacious two-level store. The shop offers a huge variety of beauty, skincare, and hair products featured in the Birchbox mailing subscription but I was mainly there to check out their BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) feature. To read all about my experience, click........
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in "3 Fair": Review and Swatches

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A product created after five years of research and development, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($49 CAD) is described as miracle in a bottle. Designed for all skin types and concerns, the foundation promises high coverage with a lightweight and skin-like finish. I've been testing this out lately and today I want to share with you my thoughts on the formulation. To read on, click......
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Friday, August 26, 2016

My Trip to NYC | Lush Spa New York

Disclaimer: This spa treatment was complimentary, courtesy of Lush Canada.
Very early on during my trip-planning for New York City, I knew I had to visit the Lush Spa. I've been a Lush fan for years and have heard amazing things about their spa treatments so this was one of those must-visit places on my list. On the day before my flight back to Vancouver, I took a trip to the spa and received a relaxing scrubbing massage that was not far from life-changing (seriously, it was that good). To read all about my experience, click.......
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer: Review

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Not too long ago, Tatcha released a lightweight water-based moisturizer designed specifically for oily skin. Formulated with Japanese Wild Rose, known for its balancing and pore-refining properties, the Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer ($82 CAD) is especially appropriate for the summertime! To read my full review on the product, click.......
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lancome Grandiose Bendable Eyeliner: Review and Swatches

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After the success of the innovative Grandiose Mascara, Lancome is releasing a revolutionary liquid eyeliner with a bendable wand that promises an easier application. With a matte and long-wearing formulation, the Grandiose Bendable Eyeliner ($40 CAD) is definitely first of its kind. To see some swatches and my review of the design, click.......
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick Collection: Review and Swatches

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New from Make Up For Ever comes a line of bold lip colors called the Artist Rouge Lipsticks ($27 CAD). Available in 45 "show-stopping" shades, the collection promises high pigmentation with a comfortable long-lasting wear. To see some swatches of a few shades, click.......
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Saint-Germain La Palette: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Lancome has partnered up with the ever-chic French fashion house Sonia Rykiel for a whimsical makeup collection. Created in collaboration with Lancome creative director Lise Eldrige and Sonia Rykiel artistic director Julie de Libran, the collection is full of easy-to-wear colors. To see some swatches of the two Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Saint-Germain La Palettes ($60 CAD), click.......
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle": Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Yves Saint Laurent is extending its lip stain range with the new Vinyl Cream Lip Stains ($42 CAD). Available in 12 elegant and vibrant shades, the new collection promises an ultra high-shine finish with an intense pop of color. To see some swatches and my review of the shade "401 Rouge Vinyle", click......
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Trip to NYC | What I Ate in New York City

Trying out new food is always one of the best parts of travelling and my trip to New York City was no different! The city had so much iconic and unique cuisine to offer so I only wished I had more time! Today I want to share with you all that I ate in New York. To read my thoughts on which places were worth the hype and which were not, click.......
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in "Miranda May" & "Secret Salma": Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Charlotte Tilbury has a brand new lipstick collection with 12 gorgeous shades inspired by and created in collaboration with some of the hottest female celebrities in the world. The Hot Lips Lipsticks ($38 CAD each) are available now in stores and online and today I have swatches of "Secret Salma" for Salma Hayek and "Miranda May" for Miranda Kerr to share with you. To read on, click.......
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lise Watier Fall 2016 Chic & Rustique Collection: Review and Swatches

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Inspired by the romantic autumn weather, the new Lise Watier Chic & Rustique Collection is full of soft and natural earth tones. Today I want to share with you some swatches of the eyeshadow palette, the contouring trio, and the new 2-in-1 cheeks and lips color. To see some swatches, click.......
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System & Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel: Review

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A leading beauty brand from South Korea, AmorePacific is well-known for its skincare ranges. Recently I tried a couple of items from the Moisture Bound Collection and I was beyond impressed. So today I want to share with you my thoughts on the formulation. To read on, click......
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MAC It's A Strike Collection: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, MAC is heading to the fast lanes with a limited edition color collection inspired by the bowling alley. Full of unique hues and bowling puns, the It's A Strike Collection is available starting August 18th. To see some swatches, click.........
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Monday, August 15, 2016

My Trip to NYC | The Algonquin Hotel

Disclaimer: The suite was offered to me at a discounted media rate.
While I was trip-planning for New York City, I looked into a ton of hotels. The city is replete with countless options and Times Square alone had dozens of hotels to choose from. After a considerable amount of research, I was very happy to have chosen The Algonquin Hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With a rich history in the literary realm, The Algonquin is one of the oldest operating hotels in the city and it was even declared an official New York City Historic Landmark. To read all about my stay, click.......
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dior Fix It Colour 2-in-1 Prime & Colour Correct: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Dior is extending its Fix It concealer liner with a handful of brand new color-correcting shades. Available in a light blue, green, apricot, and yellow, the Dior Fix It Colour 2-in-1 Prime & Colour Correct ($45 CAD) promises to blur skin textures and neutralize discoloration. To see some swatches and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mary Kay Fall 2016 Runway Bold Collection: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Mary Kay has a colorful makeup lineup inspired by fearless runway trends. Full of bold blues and glittering metallics, the Runway Bold Collection is available starting August 16th. To see some swatches of the products, click.......
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Paper: Review

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Once used by craftsmen during the process of gold leaf manufacturing, Aburatorigami, which translates to "oil removal paper", was discovered by geishas for its absorbent property. Made from all-natural materials, the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers ($15 CAD) revives this century-long beauty secret and brings it to the modern women. To read my full review, click.......
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My Trip to NYC | What I Did in New York City

Just a few days ago, I visited New York City for the first time ever. I'm a huge movie and TV show buff and just about every other film or show I've loved is set in New York. So this place was pretty high up on my list. I planned the trip with a friend and we did a ton of research beforehand. The official New York City tourism guide was a great starting point. To read a bit about all the places I visited, click.......
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mary Kay Fall 2016 | Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks: Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Mary Kay has a new line of semi-matte lipsticks with an ultra smooth and hydrating formulation. Available in eight shades, the Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks ($21 CAD each) promise rich colors with a slick application. To see some swatches of all eight shades, click.......
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Travalo Milano Easy Fill Perfume Spray: Review

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Hi everyone, I hope your day is going well! Since summer is in full swing and many of you may be heading off to exotic destinations, I wanted to share with you the Travalo Milano Easy Fill Perfume Spray ($49.99). A luxurious and compact device that allows you to transfer and carry any of your favorite perfumes, the Travalo Milano is a travel essential. To read all about it, click.......
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump: Review

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Biotherm has a new moisturizer! Formulated with Blue Hyaluron, glycerin, and life plankton extract, the Aquasource Everplump ($60 CAD) promises to instantly plump up the skin with lasting hydration. To read more about this product, click.......
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in "Lush & Libido": Review

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New from Marc Jacobs is a range of blushes called the Air Blush Soft Glow Duo ($57 CAD). Available in five different shade combinations, the Air Blush Soft Glows promise a radiant and customizable hue. To see some swatches of "Lush & Libido", click.......
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in "Fair" & Shimmering Skin Perfecter in "Opal": Review and Swatches

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Hi everyone, I hope your day is going well! Today I have a couple of popular products from BECCA to share with you. Well known for their beautiful highlighters and blushes, BECCA is all about effortless and radiant beauty. To read a bit about the Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation and the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, click......
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Oil & Gel-Creme: Review

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Shower gels aren't usually the most luxurious part of my pampering routine but with the new Spa Shower Gel-Cream and Gel-Oil cleansers from Vichy, my showers are about to get an upgrade. Formulated with thermal spa water and precious oils, these shower gels from Vichy are all kinds of lovely. To read a bit more about them, click.......
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Friday, August 5, 2016

THEFACESHOP Ink Gel Stick in "RD01" & "CR01": Review and Swatches

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New from THEFACESHOP is a line of ultra-pigmented lipsticks with a slick and moisturizing formulation. Available in 12 bold and beautiful shades, the Ink Gel Stick ($15 CAD) lip colors are seriously impressive. Today I have a couple shades to share with you. To see some swatches, click......
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rocky Mountain Soap Co Skincare Range: Review

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Based in Canmore, Alberta, Rocky Mountain Soap Co is a body and skincare company that uses 100% natural and toxin-free ingredients in all of its products. Known for their fun and unique soap range, the brand also has a comprehensive skincare range. Today I want to share with you a few key products from the line. To read on, click.......
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay has a new liquid eyeliner and I think you are going to love it! Promising the most intense black ink, the Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen ($28 CAD) features a smooth and long-lasting formulation. To read all about it, click.......
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Clarins Booster Repair | Energy | Detox: Review

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For Fall 2016, Clarins is introducing a trio of highly concentrated skin Boosters ($40 CAD each) designed to customize and upgrade your skincare routine. Available in three different varieties (Repair, Energy, Detox), the Clarins Booster targets your area of concern to improve your overall complexion. To learn all about them, click.......
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Monday, August 1, 2016

skoah | Facialiscious Facial Experience

Disclaimer: This was a complimentary facial.
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of visiting my local skoah to try out their popular Facialicious facial. Founded in Vancouver 15 years ago, skoah strives to provide a relaxing, non-intimidating, and laid-back environment where women and men can experience deeply cleansing and nourishing facials customized to their skin. Along with the facial services, skoah also offers a full range of potent yet gentle plant-based products, all made in Vancouver. To read all about my experience, click......
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Lipstick Queen Eden Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Coming this September to Murale, the Lipstick Queen Eden Lipstick ($32 CAD) is the perfect summer lip color! Featuring a slick and moisturizing formulation made with shea butter, olive oil, and mango butter, Eden is a juicy watermelon red. To see some swatches, click......
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