December 2, 2016
I always get super excited when I get contacted by a brand to try out their products, and when their products are natural, vegan and Canadian-made, the excitement is that much greater! I had come across NIUCOCO a few times on social media, with their line being recommended by a few accounts that I follow, so when an email landed in my inbox asking if I would be interested to test a couple of their products, I of course couldn't say no! I did not realize until I received the package that they are actually made here in Quebec - bonus points for being local!
November 29, 2016
I discovered Acure a few years ago when I ordered their Brightening Facial Scrub on iHerb.com. I am a huge fan to this day and was looking forward to try more from the brand. I recently got a few more products, namely their new The Magical Wonderfluff Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask* and Moroccan Argan Oil Set*. Both caught my eye right off the bat, and I've been testing them out these last few weeks. I thought I would share how I've been getting along with them, so here we go!
November 26, 2016
Can you believe how quickly the Holiday season has come? I'm in full gifting mode at the moment since I don't like leaving things to the last minute. While I used to make my way downtown to browse various shops, the last few years I've become much more of an online shopper, especially come Christmas time. Having worked in the retail industry for a number of years and having witnessed how chaotic and stressful one's shopping experience can be, the hermit in me is very grateful to be able to shop from home nowadays. I'll be sharing an awesome gift guide very soon (seriously, you won't want to miss it), but I thought I would start by shining a spotlight on a top contender for the beauty lover in your life: the Glo Minerals Bold Pursuit Collection*. I've been a fan of this brand for a few years now, and this set is too good not to share (pun intended)!
November 20, 2016
Do any of you deal with dry and damaged hair? Despite not colour treating my hair, there are times when I need a bit of a boost to help restore moisture to my strands, especially after summer and spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun. As we are gearing up for winter, I've been testing out a few different hair care lines, one of which is the Lisap Top Care Hydra Care* collection. I've had the opportunity to try their summer care collection earlier this year as well as their Easy Build Hair Reconstruction System, so I was really looking forward to try out their newest products.
November 16, 2016
Random fact about me: I get winded really easily - and I don't just mean while exercising. If I end up talking for too long (which for me would equate to over a minute, seriously), I become very out of breath. You can just imagine how this translates into public speaking, aka "not my forte". Even just sitting in front of my camera and talking to you guys requires a lot of exertion, but I thought it was about time I chatted and caught you up on some life happenings while doing my makeup, no music or other distractions. Thank goodness for cuts and retakes, because filming a video in one shot is basically impossible for me!
November 15, 2016
There's a lot of things that peak my interest, however natural makeup would have to be at the forefront. I have found many holy grails in the last couple of years since diving into green beauty, and I love coming across new finds. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might remember me sharing skin care products from Les Soins de Jacynthe (I even filmed a video gushing over their line). Well, they have recently re-branded to Maison Jacynthe since they have expanded and now carry makeup! The brand is 100% cruelty free and made in Italy, but the company is based here in Quebec. I've been lucky enough to receive a few of their makeup items to try out to my great pleasure! Are their cosmetics just as good as their skincare? Read on to find out!
November 11, 2016
I've been familiar with Paula's Choice for many years, but it wasn't until last year that I finally gave their products a try. Specifically, I got to test a handful of products from their Hydralight, Moisture Boost and Resist lines, as well as their Calm Redness Relief line. Their skincare products are highly coveted by many, and I've come to experience why they are so popular and well-loved. I recently received a handful of new products to try from the brand, and I'm here to report on how I've been getting along with them!
November 8, 2016
With the weather being so abnormally gloomy for the past month or so, I've felt quite uninspired to do a lot of things I would normally enjoy, and putting on makeup happens to be one of them. When the new Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter* showed up on my doorstep however, I snapped out of my 'no makeup daze' rather quickly and wanted to play with it and see it in all of its glory, and so I did!
November 3, 2016
Story time: I've been meaning to film my summer empties ever since I got back from Italy over a month ago, and unfortunately the weather has just not cooperated on days I finally had time to film. This past month has actually been extremely rainy in Montreal (as in three times the normal amount of rain for this time of the year), and since I rely on natural lighting to film my videos it has been quite frustrating to say the least! I finally caught a ray of sunshine this past weekend and started setting up, and then of course the clouds came rolling in just as I was about to hit record... so I resorted to turning my ceiling light on to get me through. Lighting aside, I hope you still enjoy this video as I had lots of things to share (pun intended)!
November 1, 2016
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