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August 27, 2018

What's In My Bag? | Adrienne Vittadini Crossbody Bag Review

What's In My Bag Adrienne Vittadini Crossbody Bag Review

I am one of those people who cannot be bothered switching out my handbags, so I wear the same bag over and over again for years, and that all year long! Sadly, my beloved bag I have been using for the last couple of years has seen better days so I was on the hunt for a new one. I decided to stop at Marshalls and was about to leave empty-handed until I spotted this Adrienne Vittadini Crossbody Bag tucked at the back of a rack. I was immediately drawn to its shape, size and colour, and I knew it was a done deal once I tried it on. This style is unlike anything I've owned before, and I've been enjoying it so much that I figured I would feature it in a What's In My Bag since it's been a while since I've shared one! I love seeing what are others' on-the-go essentials, so I hope you enjoy!

August 22, 2018

Healthy Glow Makeup Look + Pixi Beauty Giveaway!

Healthy Glow Makeup Tutorial

Lately, I've been all about that healthy, radiant glow when it comes to my makeup! My tip? Using products that provide radiance step by step, instead of focusing on just one product (ex: packing on the highlighter), which I find gives an overall more natural-looking result. From a glowy primer to a glimmery liquid lip, I'm showing you how I achieve this radiance using some of my favourite products at the moment, many of which happen to be by Pixi Beauty. Keep reading to find out how you could win some of the products featured in this tutorial!


August 16, 2018

My Top 5 Cruelty-Free and Travel-Friendly Facial Sunscreens

Top 5 Cruelty-Free and Travel-Friendly Facial Sunscreens

I feel like I have been going through sunscreens as if they were soap these days. Anyone else? Over the years, I have tried my fair share of sunblocks and have even shared some of my top picks on the blog. I actually did a round-up a few years ago of some of my favourites at the time, and recently shared a face and body sunscreen lotion I have been absolutely obsessed with. I thought I would dedicate an entire post to some of my top facial sunscreens that I have been enjoying as of late, and they all just so happen to be cruelty-free and under 100 mL (3.4 oz), making them airport security screening/TSA approved! So without further ado, let's dive right into them, shall we?

August 10, 2018

My Summer Beauty Must-Haves from Yves Rocher + Giveaway!

Yves Rocher Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Who else is at their utmost happy state now that summer is in full swing? Soaking in that vitamin D by basking in the sun, cooling off in the pool and eating lots of ice cream sandwiches is what I've been up to lately! I know the hot and humid weather is not everyone's cup of tea, but I am one of those rare Montrealers who cannot get enough of a heatwave (and for someone who has no A/C, that says a lot)! Not only that but I've also been enjoying some new products (as well as an oldie but a goodie that I can't live without) in my beauty routine from Yves Rocher*. The iconic French beauty brand has done it again and came out with a bunch of fun products for the summer season to get you looking tanned, smelling divine and feeling moisturized! Keep reading to find out how you can win a handful of the Yves Rocher products featured in this post!

August 8, 2018

Spirulina Beauty Benefits + DIY Face Mask

This post was sponsored by iHerb and all opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate links provided.
Vital Proteins Spirulina

I stumbled upon the greatness that is spirulina when I first transitioned to a plant-based diet over four years ago. I was reading a lot of books, articles and educating myself through videos and one supplement that kept popping up over and over again was this green superfood. You have probably already heard of it since it has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but in case you did not know, let me fill you in! Spirulina is a nutrient-rich algae that is packed with chlorophyll (the pigment that gives leafy greens and blue-green algae their colour). This sea plant is made up of 60% protein and is a powerful antioxidant and immune booster, while also being high in vitamins and minerals. It contains essential amino acids such as leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine and valine, and is also rich in bioavailable iron and has been found to help treat anemia. Over the years, I have tried spirulina both in liquid and powder form, adding some to my smoothies, and recently I have been taking the Vital Proteins Spirulina* in capsule form as well, which I got from iHerb. If you've been around for a while, you would know how much I enjoy shopping from this online store!
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