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19.9.16

What Is She Wearing? Probably Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick | Swatches + Review

An indepth review of Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, with swatches!

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick


Matte and liquid lipstick formulas seem to be all the rage these past months, with every brand releasing their own collections and spin on the product. The makeup gods decided to smile upon me and bless me with the full collection of Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick. The full collection, including their collaboration shade with Youtube Megastar (and Canadian :D), Lilly Singh! Keep reading to see an in depth review, my thoughts on the shades, and some swatches!

16.9.16

An Afternoon of Glitz and Glamour | BeautyBOUTIQUE & PHYTO Paris TIFF Suite 2016


2016 TIFF Suite with beautyBOUTIQUE and Phyto Paris


Each year, the air is filled with a bit more glitz and glamour as the Toronto International Film Festival rolls into town. You know what that means - big films, big stars, big hair, red carpets, red lipstick - the works! Last Thursday, Emily and I strolled down the trendy streets of King Street West, past the popular little bars and cafes with slinking queues full of beautiful people. We reached the beautiful Spoke Club, and were led up to a charming little showroom with some of our favourite brands. Various stations were set up for hair and makeup, as well as previews of new collections and holiday releases! I'm so excited to share our experience with you today - keep on reading for the deets...

14.9.16

The Ultimate Girl's Night In - Celebrating The Bachelorette Canada with Two Oceans Wine!



The Ultimate Girls Night In With The Bachelorette Canada and Two Oceans Wine!


As I'm sure you all know, The Bachelorette Canada premiered yesterday on W Network! If you follow me on snapchat, you'll have noticed that I had a really rough time last week... I really needed a pick me up, and unwinding with my roommates and having a ~girls night in~ was the perfect solution!


Luckily for us, Two Oceans Wine set us up with an awesome little kit to make sure we were comfortable and well looked after. Delicious wine? Cosy socks? Plush blanket? YES PLEASE. Two Oceans Wines joins Canada’s first-ever Bachelorette, Jasmine Lorimer, on W Network’s much anticipated The Bachelorette Canada as program sponsor this fall. I'm super excited to share two of the wines they sent, in case you're perusing the aisles of LCBO and need a little treat for your own girls night in!

2.9.16

Power To The Period | Women Helping Women with U By Kotex!


Power To The Period!


I used to volunteer at a food bank during high school (anyone remember those 40 hours of mandatory volunteer work?) We received tons of canned goods, milk, and other non-perishable items. I distinctly remember that female hygiene products were highly requested, yet we didn't have enough stock to keep up with demand. I think when most people think of food banks and shelter supply centres, they think of cans of beans and bags of milk, cookies, bags of pasta, maybe clothing and childrens toys... but not feminine products! Luckily, U By Kotex is working to change that with their #PeriodPower campaign! Keep reading to find out more...

24.8.16

Ride the #NoShaveWave with Silk'n Flash&Go | Demo & Review!

Review and demo on the Silk'n Flash&Go Express - painless and permanent hair removal.


Legs For Days, Darling


My legs are one of my favourite features - I'm quite tall and have very long legs, and I love showing them off! Especially during the summer time - shorts, skirts, dresses... love love love! What's on the menu? Legs What I hate though, is shaving. I'm not the biggest fan of body hair, and I've tried most types of hair removal. Waxes, razors, shaving creams... you name it, I've probably tried it. The trouble with these types of hair removal is that you'll be smooth for a few weeks, but the hair will eventually grow back. Worst of all is that it gets super messy! I've been curious about laser hair removal for a while now - the convenience of being smooth without painful cuts or ingrown hair bumps? Sign me up! But it can be quite expensive - I've seen laser treatments priced from $1000 and up, depending on the amount of hair and where on the body you'd like to zap!

When Silk'n reached out to me about their new Flash&Go Express Compact Hair Removal Device, I was immediately intrigued! I have always wanted to try out light-based hair removal (which I will explain a bit more later on!) I tested out the device for two weeks (two treatments), and today I'll be showing you a mini demo and review.

22.8.16

Cottage Getaway Week | Photo Diary, Where to Eat in Gravenhurst, & My Fave Summer Makeup!

A week at the cottage in Washago, Muskoka, Canada!

A Week Away...


...In the middle of nowhere aka Canadian cottage countryside aka Muskoka. Well, a bit more out of the way, in a tiny little town called Washago. Matt's family invited me to stay with them for a week at a little cottage they rented from a close friend. This was my second year staying with them, and I was looking forward to a week of relaxing and ~becoming one with nature.~ Unfortunately, things didn't quite go our way. Keep reading to hear what happened, as well as taking a peek at my favourite summer look with my current go-to makeup products!

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