July 22, 2012

Super Quick & Easy Side Braid!

Hi there! :)

Today I decided to add an extra touch to my usual ponytail when getting ready to go to work. I ended up creating a side braid after having split my hair to one side. You don't need to be a pro braid-er (I guess that's how I'll put it lol) to get this hairstyle, since french braids/fishtail braids can sometimes be tricky to recreate. You simply take a strand that is approximately 2 inches wide and split it in half. Then, you start braiding these 2 pieces and gradually add a little hair, at every twist, to one strand, and then add hair to the other, and so on. I did this on second-day hair, and it really adds a nice touch to my otherwise boring ponytail. The braid catches the light nicely and brings out some of my natural highlights. Here are a few snap shots! :)

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July 17, 2012

In Love with my Beauty Blender: A Review!

Hi Lovelies! :)

I purchased the Beauty Blender last month, and have fallen in love with it! Trust me, this baby is awesome! It is extremely bouncy, as you can see in the pictures below!

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July 12, 2012

Garnier BB Cream Review!

Hello from extremely hot and sunny Montreal! :)

I had received a sample of the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream by mail a couple of weeks ago, and since the forecast for today was super hot and humid (first day of a heatwave, yikes!), I decided to apply this to my face instead of my usual foundation. I know this Beauty Balm Cream has been out for a while, and I had heard mixed reviews ever since it hit the shelves. My take on it: I really like it! :) The fact that my sister walked into my room right after smearing it on my face and asked me if I had makeup on made it a done deal for me! She told me I had a nice glow and was wondering how my face looked so dewy, since my foundation leaves my skin really matte.

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July 10, 2012

Nail of the Day: Essie 'To Buy or Not to Buy'!

Hello everyone! :)

Just painted my nails with this beautiful polish by Essie called "To Buy or Not to Buy." I absolutely love the lavender color with its hint of shimmer, but I was very disappointed with the consistency of the polish. It is very runny, and it took me 3 coats for it to no longer appear sheer. This was my first Essie nail polish purchase, and it left me quite unimpressed. I decided to give Essie another chance, and was much more satisfied with the brand after buying one of their more nude-toned polishes. Considering that Essie is so highly priced compared to other brands, I should expect nothing but great coverage, 1 or 2 coats max!

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July 5, 2012

Product Rave: The Clarisonic Mia!

Hey there!

I had heard amazing reviews for the Clarisonic cleansing system on YouTube, and when I went into Ogilvy's in downtown Montreal and saw the Clarisonic Mia beautifully displayed on a shelf a couple of weeks ago, I of course gave in and purchased it, right after calming down from doing my little happy dance (I never thought I would be able to find it in stores in Canada, especially Montreal, although later that day I also found it at the newly opened Sephora a few blocks away... YAY)! The Mia comes in a variety of colors, and I decided to get it in this pretty lilac! :)

Comes with:
Clarisonic Mia
Sensitive Brush head
Universal Voltage Charger
Sample size (1  fl Oz or 30 mL) Gentle Hydro Cleanser
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