January 27, 2016

Achieving The Perfect Pout with Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipsticks in Guava and Willow | Review


I am still quite new to Arbonne, a vegan makeup line which I am sure you have already heard of since they are ever-present on social media. I actually shared my fall statement lip the first time around, and today I have a few more lip products I've been trying out that I wanted to feature. The Smoothed Over Lipsticks in Willow* and Guava* have quickly become my new go-tos as the shades are beautiful for daily wear. I was familiar with the ultra-smooth formula of these lipsticks, however this time something very unexpected happened to one of them - which comes to show a lipstick can be a bit too creamy...
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January 26, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #105


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January 25, 2016

Gosling's Original ChopSaver Lip Care | Review


You can pretty much call me a lip balm junkie. I feel it's that one thing I can never have too much of. I find it easier for me to keep a few tubes in different places, mainly in my bags, on my vanity and in my bathroom. My favourites are all natural ones simply because I notice how much more nourishing and long-lasting they are and, most importantly, do not require incessant re-application. With winter being in full swing and chapped lips being a common occurrence, my trusty Gosling's Original ChopSaver Lip Care* has been of great help. Made with 10 certified organic ingredients, you can rest assured you are using only the best for your pout.
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January 23, 2016

NEW Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 Florals | Review, Swatches + Eye Look


Make Up For Ever Palette always knocks it out of the park when it comes to their formulations and their new, limited edition Artist Palette Volume 3 Florals is no exception. Having previously tried a handful of their Artist Shadows, namely in a custom trio (here) and their Jamie Chung Artist Palette (here), I was really looking forward to discover other shades in their 200+ shadow collection. This particular palette contains 9 shadows that are slightly smaller in size than their individual shadows, however you still get a lot of product and can create so many different looks for fresh daytime makeup to deep smoky eyes.
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January 21, 2016

Jouviance Restructiv Glyco | Laser Skin Care Review + A Quick Lesson On Glycolic Acid


A couple of months ago, Jouviance invited me to their head office in Montréal to discover their new Restructiv Glyco | Laser line and hear more about the star ingredient that is glycolic acid. I had previously tried some products from Jouviance's makeup line (more on that here) which left me really impressed, as you can probably tell from this video. I've heard amazing things on the power of glycolic acid, so I was really looking forward to learn more about it. Following the presentation, we were sent home with a red rose (how lovely!) and a swag bag filled with their new skin care products, including the Glyco | Laser Soft Peel Mask 5% Glycolic Acid*, Soft Peel Night Cream 5% Glycolic Acid*, Soft Peel Lotion 10% AHA + BHA* and Soft Peel Night Cream 10% Glycolic Acid*. I was a little apprehensive to apply these more concentrated acid formulations on my face, so I'm here to share my experience with you after using them over the last few weeks.
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January 19, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #104


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January 18, 2016

VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream | Review


If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to skin care, it is that it is never too early to be diligent with your skin routine. Like many, I was not very fussed about using lotions or creams as a teenager. However, as soon as I hit my second decade of life, I had that dreaded wake up call that from here on out I would only be getting older. That is when I made a personal commitment to take better care of my skin, not only to treat my acne, but also to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I now use moisturizers daily and I have also been better about incorporating eye creams into my routine. One I have been especially enjoying is the T2 Oxygen Eye Cream* by VIIcode, a royal brand which dates back to the 18th century. The creator, Byrne Victor, is believed to have supplied Queen Josephine, wife of Napoleon, with her own custom skin care. The 'secret' to ageless skin would have been passed on from generation to generation, which brings us to VIIcode's present day line, now available on the mass market for all to use.
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January 17, 2016

NEW Products From Garnier | Micellar Water, Miracle Wake-Up Cream, Grow Strong + Whole Blends Hair Care and more!


A little over a month ago, I was invited to Garnier's preview event in downtown Montréal to see what they had in store in the New Year. Held at L'Oréal Canada's headquarters, I also had the opportunity to visit the company's new Content Factory (also the first one worldwide), an in-house production studio which allows its brands to take photos and create videos on their products, all without having to leave the building! What I also found really neat is that this studio is also open to content creators such as bloggers and YouTubers who would like to make use of the space when working on special projects. Garnier has many new launches this year, and I am excited to unveil what you should be looking out for at the drugstore in the coming months!
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January 16, 2016

10 Uses for Coconut Oil + Skinny Coconut Oil Review


It is no secret that I have a profound relationship with coconut oil. Ever since I discovered it years ago, it has changed my view of the world! On a more serious note though, I truly believe in the power of coconut oil. I've already shared how I use coconut oil for my hair and to improve my oral health, but today I thought I would share a more elaborate list of my tried and tested ways that you can include coconut oil in your day to day life. I always look for the highest grade oil and lately have been thoroughly enjoying Skinny Coconut Oil.
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January 13, 2016

Salcura Natural Skin Therapy | Review


On my journey to better skin, I have been putting many new products to the test. Although I do not break out nearly as much as I used to, I still get the occasional uninvited spots. Whereas I would let my problematic skin define me for years, I've learned to accept that I am more than just my skin. Yes, makeup is always there to help, but I now feel more confident than ever without it. Recently, I have been incorporating a handful of natural products into my routine which have significantly improved my complexion, including some by British brand Salcura, namely their Bioskin DermaSerum*, Bioskin Zeoderm* and their Antiac Activ Gel Serum*. Skin friendly products? Of course I had to share!
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January 12, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #103


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January 11, 2016

Learning to Love My Imperfect Skin Ft. Clean & Clear


Growing up, I was extremely shy and uncomfortable in my own skin. Puberty hit, and acne became just another hindrance in me to find the courage to break out of my shell. I still keep a picture of when my skin was at its worst and relive the pain and sadness I felt just looking at it. Fast forward to the end of high school - I started dabbing into makeup and my life was forever changed. In a way, I have my acne to thank for this significant moment in time as this blog and passion of mine would not have developed otherwise. This however also meant that for the years following, I could not step out of the house without layering foundation on to hide my scarred face. Although my skin is still far from perfect these days, I've learned to accept it and I now go out with a bare face more often than not, letting everyone see the real me. I learned how important it is to embrace my own flaws, which was certainly not easy but came with time and practicing self-love. One brand that has helped treat my acne over the years is Clean & Clear which I still use to this day. My current morning routine includes their Continuous Control Acne Cleanser*, Persa-Gel 5 Acne Treatment* and Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Face Moisturizer*.
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January 8, 2016

Madam Glam Makeup | Review + Tutorial


I first heard of Madam Glam through one of my favourite youtubers, Rhian HY, and the brand has been on my radar ever since. You can imagine how ecstatic I was when they reached out to me and asked if I would like to try some of their cosmetics! Proudly cruelty-free, they carry over 300 nail polish and makeup items. I decided to put some of their face products to the test because I had heard only good things. Well, let me tell you, I am beyond pleased with how these perform! Wait until you see how beautifully these swatch and apply...
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January 5, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #102


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January 4, 2016

Schaf Natural and Organic Skin Care | Review


I have been testing out a lot of new skin care products lately and one line that stands out from the rest is Schaf Skin Care. If you are a green beauty enthusiast like me, you are definitely in for a treat! This Toronto-based brand prides itself in making all natural products that are derived from plants and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They are also void of harmful toxins such as synthetic chemicals, irritants and fragrances commonly used by commercial brands. This means you can expect products that are safe and gentle for all skin types, for men and women alike.
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January 2, 2016

Cut Down On Hair Styling Time With PONYDRY | Review + Giveaway!


I've come across quite a few unique products in the last few years I've been blogging, some of which I still adore and use all the time (such as this gem here). When it comes to styling my hair, I only do it occasionally because 1) it takes me forever to curl or straighten my hair and 2) it isn't healthy to use heat on it too often. I was recently introduced to PONYDRY*, a waterproof hair sleeve designed for those of us with long hair who want to avoid having to restyle our hair after washing it but also want to have a clean scalp and not have to resort to products such as dry shampoo. I wasn't too sure what to think of it, which oddly enough made me even more curious to try it out. If you've been wondering the same thing, you've come to the right spot (and might just end up winning one for yourself)!
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