Montreal-Based Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

December 30, 2016

EOS To The Rescue | Fighting The Winter Skin Blues

EOS Evolution Of Smooth

I was thinking to myself the other day how lucky I am to live in this beautiful country called Canada. Having travelled to many places over the years, I've seen with my own eyes the beauty that the world has to offer, but there truly is no place like home. Sometimes it feels like seasons change in the blink of an eye around here, and despite the challenges that come with cold winter weather (asthma, I'm talking about you), it is still one of my favourite seasons. Speaking of struggles, scaly skin and chapped lips are ones on the list this time of the year. It seems like no matter how mindful I am about staying hydrated and moisturizing daily, there are times when I just need to pull out all the stops because my skin is just that dry. So when I received a box full of EOS products when I could benefit from them most, let's just say I was grinning from ear to ear!

December 26, 2016

New Year's Eve Glam Makeup Tutorial | Soft Peachy Gold Eyes

New Year's Eve Glam Makeup Tutorial

This time of the year is always exciting when it comes to all things beauty! I really enjoy trying new makeup looks with colours I might not usually reach for, and this time around I thought I would share a simple New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial that is glowy and bright, featuring peachy gold eyes and a pop of pink on the lips. You can glam it up even more with fake lashes and a smoky eye, it's entirely up to you!

December 21, 2016

Surya Brasil Natural Hair Care | Review

Surya Brazil Amazonia Preciosa Murumuru Hair Care

I've been lucky to have discovered many natural hair care lines that have worked well for my hair - I know from reading various blogs and from personal experience that it can be quite hard to find a natural line that won't leave your hair looking limp and feeling greasy since many of them are oil-based. The last few collections I've tried have been a hit, so I thought I would share my experience with the Surya Brasil vegan hair care line, which has on the other hand left me feeling slightly disappointed. My hair got along with one of the three products, so I'll be going into detail about what worked and what didn't work as well on my mane.

December 14, 2016

Last Minute Holiday 2016 Beauty Gift Ideas

Last Minute Holiday 2016 Beauty Gift Ideas

Christmas is just a few days away, and you're still scrambling to pick out gifts for the ladies in your life? Don't worry, I've got you covered! I shared my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide the other day which is FULL of awesome gift ideas (if I do say so myself!), but I wanted to sneak one last post in and share some last minute gifting ideas in the form of beauty sets which I think are worth the mula.

December 12, 2016

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Skin Care | Review

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Cleanser Skin Care

As a teenager, I tried a handful of over the counter and prescription topical treatments to help clear my acne, and although I would occasionally see results after a few weeks, none really worked long term. My acne was so bad that I ended up resorting to Accutane, which did clear up my skin after about a year of intake, but again my breakouts came back not even six months after finishing my treatment round, although I will say they were not nearly as severe or as painful. Over the years, my skin has become drier, which I think has also contributed to my acne becoming milder. While I don't use acne-specific skincare every day, I do reach for products that contain salicylic acid when my skin could use a little extra help. I've been giving the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead* line a try for the last month or so, and thought I would share how this new regimen has been working for me!

December 7, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide For Your Bestie ft. Yves Rocher + GIVEAWAY!

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

With Christmas being just a few short weeks away (seriously, where has the time gone?), now comes the time to figure out what to gift the special people in your life. I personally enjoy gifting more than receiving, so this time of the year always gets me super excited to shop for my loved ones. Of course, you can go the good old (and easy) route of asking your friends and family what is on their Christmas wish list, but sometimes you have no other choice than to go the extra mile and come up with ideas yourself (because who doesn't love being surprised?). Well, I'm saving you the trouble this year as I have compiled a bunch of gift ideas for your bestie, but really many of these can be applied to the women in your life, whether for your mom, aunt, sister, grandmother, co-worker, and the list goes on! But wait - it gets better! I have partnered with Yves Rocher* to bring you a Holiday giveaway, so keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a fabulous prize!

December 2, 2016

NIUCOCO Vegan Friendly Hair Care | Review


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!
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