Wednesday 30 December 2015

Looky Eyes 3D Mascara Review*

*Press Sample

Asian lashes are a condition born by many. Mascaras that work for others fail to lift, to curl, or to volumize. The pile of options only grows as each new mascara falls into the 'natural lashes' euphemism and even the most adamant of sales pitches are no match for short straight lash hairs. The Looky Eyes 3D mascara* ($26CDN at Rexall, Pharmasave and Value Drug Mart) has some serious claims which might change that around.

Monday 28 December 2015

Deciem Hylalmide SubQ Eyes*

*Press sample
Deciem Hylamide Subq Eye serum review

Has everyone and their mom talked about this lately? Deciem has been getting a lot of blogger love lately and I was sent the Hylamide SubQ Eyes Advance Serum* ($35CDN, 15ml) to try. I've noticed a bit more under eye baggage and I've been using eye creams a bit more regularly.

Friday 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hey dude,

I hope you're spending the Holiday season with the ones you love and that its a time filled with warmth and happiness! Merry Christmas!


Tuesday 22 December 2015

Holiday Lip Considerations (ft. Essence Long Lasting Lipstick and XXXL Shine Gloss)*


Two lip considerations for the holidays:
1) Long lasting color through all your partying needs
2) High shine on the lips.

If this is you, and why wouldn't it be, there are two ranges in the Essence line that you might want consider.

Sunday 20 December 2015

Perfect Holiday Nails

*Press samples
Sally Hansen Fool's Gold, Dior State of Gold nail polish manicure, holiday look

If there was every a time for sparkly, the Holidays would be it. Though I may tread carefully with glitter on the face, glitter on the nails always works but even more so when the weather dips low and the streets are twinkling with lights.

Friday 18 December 2015

PSA: Ornamental Beauty

Have you considered the perfect combination of foliage confectionary that would say, "YES this tree is SO ME!?" 

Wednesday 16 December 2015

LUSH: Salt and Peppermint Bark Shower Scrub*

*Press Sample

Pumpkin Spiced Lattes (and everything else) have reached near "Rite of Passage" status during the Fall and Winter months but personally, I've always enjoyed Peppermint Mochas much more. I also enjoy Peppermint patties, peppermint tea, and peppermint chocolate so I was bound to enjoy the scent of LUSH's Salt and Peppermint Bark Shower Scrub* ($9.95CDN).

Monday 14 December 2015

Sephora Stand Up and Shine Brush Set*

*Press Sample
Sephora Stand Up and Shine Prestige Easel Brush Set Review

If anything can be taken as a given during the Holidays, it would have to be acts of overindulgence and a plethora of make up brush sets for purchase. Sephora puts those two things together in its massive Stand Up and Shine Prestige Easel Brush Set* ($163CDN, 12 Brushes, valued at $320USD) where you can overindulge in beauty tools.

Saturday 12 December 2015

My Crazy Life (ft. Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette)*

kat von d mi vida loca remix palette swatch review

My life, is crazy.

When I think about all the events that lead up to today, I know that there were pivotal events. A few years ago, running a blog was the furthest thing from my mind. Blogs didn't even exist in my frame of reference of feasible activities. A few years ago, the opportunity to partner with brands and to test out products would have sounded unreal, and yet that's what I do, for fun, multiple times a week. The course of my life has been unexpected and my life is crazy.

Thursday 10 December 2015

Video: Whistler Vlog

In this video, I:
- realized vlogs are hard to do.
- try my best to showcase a place I love.
- made you watch me talk with David. Sorry.

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Other Ways to Style Barrettes (ft. Sephora Quick Fix Hair Barrettes)*

*Press Sample
sephora collection quick fix hair barrettes office party, jingle and mingle, winter soiree

My friends, let's consider the barrette. Simple in nature, these hair bobbles pin back ponytails, add pizzazz to hair dos and generally improve tidiness by 10x.  But a barrette is not as simple as it appears. This hair accessory is suprisingly multi-use. Here are some ways to style barrettes that have nothing to do with hair. 

Sunday 6 December 2015

Leaning Cool - Dior Eternal Gold*

*Press sample
Dior 5 couleur state of gold 576 eternal gold eyeshadow palette review swatch

Warm eyeshadows draw me in much more often than cool toned shadows but Dior's Holiday Palette in Eternal Gold ($70CDN) has been a change from my regular choices and its partly due to the shadow's performance.

Friday 4 December 2015

FOTD #13: #THEFACESHOPholiday Look*

*Press Sample

THEFACESHOP has some amazing products and this was the first time I tried them out. There are enough items in stores to get you holiday ready and here is a #THEFACESHOPHoliday look that I created.

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Brilliant Body Shop (ft The Body Shop Holiday items)*

*Press Samples

The analyst in me loves the holiday season. Not only are new things out but its a great way to notice a brand's marking strategy and the successful products of previous seasons. The Body Shop has an amazing assortment of body care options and their holiday items are just hitting stores. This year I noticed that they're promoting the "Frosted" concept which they had started graphically the year previous.