Friday, 28 October 2016


So, the thing is, I'm really no fan of liquid or cream highlighters because I just find them to be too much work, but I was still willing to give the VICHY Teint Idéal Pure Light Face Roll-On* a chance, because I'm such a huge fan of the brand and I've never been one to count anything out completely. If you've read my reviews of the Teint Idéal Illuminating Powder Foundation* and Bronzing Powder*, you'll know just how much this range has impressed me so far. So how did the product that held the least appeal to me personally hold up?

Keep reading to find out!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

TECH: My Favorite Mobile Apps

Recently I started thinking about just how much I'm on my phone and how much I rely on certain apps, and I decided that I wanted to share them with you guys. I don't know how exciting these will be, but I figured I'd share them because I'm personally always looking for really good apps and it can be hard to weed through all the available apps to find the good ones. These ones are all approved by me! I'm an iPhone girl for my last 3 phones and I'm pretty sure that I'll be staying with them in the future, because I tend to prefer the iOS to AndroidOS, but I did find links for most of these apps on the Google Play store as well! I don't really have any beauty apps on this list, because I just really don't use those types of apps and I wanted this to be honest.

If you wanna see what apps I'm addicted to, keep reading!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

REVIEW: VICHY TEINT IDEAL Bronzing Powder Universal Shade*

If you saw my review of the VICHY Teint Idéal Illuminating Powder Foundation*, you'll already know that I've been excitedly trying out most of the products in the new VICHY Teint Idéal makeup range. I feel like I should reiterate what a huge fan of VICHY products that I am and just how excited I was that they were releasing and entire range of base makeup products - here's hoping colour products are next on the menu, because that would be amazing! Anyway, without further adieu, let's get into my review of the VICHY Teint Idéal Bronzing Powder*!

Keep reading for more!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

REVIEW: VICHY Teint Idéal Illumininating Powder Foundation*

So, you guys know that I lovelovelove VICHY skin care products. I find that my skin really loves them and I always like how my skin looks and feels while I'm using them. Because of my love for the brand, it'll be no surprise to anyone that I pretty much lost it when I first saw the display of the new VICHY Teint Idéel makeup products at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I went mad with swatching power and instantly wanted to try everything. Luckily, I got the chance to try almost all of the products through PR and I've been testing them consistently to get a solid opinion on all of them. The first one I wanted to talk about is the VICHY Teint Idéal Illuminating Powder Foundation* and - SPOILERS! - I'm obsessed with it.

Keep reading for more!

Monday, 24 October 2016

REVIEW: My Custom Buxom Eyeshadow Palette

When the Buxom custom eyeshadow palettes came out, I admittedly didn't pay all that much attention. I think that I've actually been a little bit remiss in paying attention to most Buxom releases because, through no fault of their own, they've never really been a go to brand for me. Recently, however, (and with the help of a possible glitch on the Sephora website) I decided to put together a perfect fall palette using shades from Buxom's collection and I'm officially obsessed with this eyeshadow formula. OBSESSED.

Want to know more? Keep reading!

Friday, 21 October 2016

FRAGRANCE: Black Musk by The Body Shop

My collection of fragrances is a little bit over the top, I must say, but I do have some favorites that I always go back to. One of those favorites is The Body Shop Red Musk, which is probably the most unique and polarizing scent that I own. The strongest notes are cinnamon and tobacco, and I really do think you either love it or hate it. I love it. Like, I really, really love it and am so excited for cold weather specifically because it means I can bust it out again. So when Black Musk came out - ages ago now, it feels like - I was anxious to get my nose all up in it. It didn't excite me as much as Red Musk, but I still thought it was gorgeous. Didn't buy it though. Literally every time I went into The Body Shop for months, I would beeline and give it a sniff but I always talked myself out of buying it. Until now.

Wanna know more? I'm not the best at describing scents in terms of notes, so my review will be more about my reaction and describing the scent in adjectives rather that nouns. Make sense? Anyway, keep reading for more!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

SKIN CARE: MyChelle Dermaceuticals Skin Care Routine*

Admittedly, I'm a bit of a skin care geek these days. Likely, this is because as I learn more and more when it comes to taking care of my skin, both in theory and in reality what's best for my personal skin type and needs, I see genuine improvement in my skin. Recently, MyChelle Dermaceuticals moved into the Canadian market and I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products - and I have to tell you guys that I am SUPER impressed overall with everything that I tried, which is rare for me as I get more and more aware of exactly what works for my skin and more picky as a result.

To hear more about the products that I tried out, keep reading!

FRAGRANCE: So Very Sofia by Sofia Vergara*

When I was growing up,  most of my mom's makeup, skin care, and fragrance was from Avon. I think she liked the ease of being able to go through the catalogue each month and pick out the things that she wanted. I remember so clearly that she always wore Night Magic from Avon as her perfume and that smell will pretty much forever remind me of my mom in the 80s and early 90s. Recently, Avon released a new fragrance in partnership with Sofia Vergara, who is pretty much goals as far as I'm concerned. Gorgeous, confident, funny as all get out? Yup, I absolutely adore her, so I was more than happy to get a chance to try out the So Very Sophia Eau De Parfum* from Avon.

Keep reading for more!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

SUBSCRIPTION: Ipsy Glambag October 2016

It's always a good day when my Ipsy bag arrives, I must say! Honestly, I think I must be really easy to please these days, because even if the bag doesn't blow my mind I'm always more than happy to stay with the subscription and see what's coming next month. I don't even know how long I've been an Ipsy subscriber by now, but I just keep going strong like so many other people. ANYWAY, this month's theme is Black Magic, because Halloween is basically crack for the beauty obsessed (myself included). The bag is ADORABLE with art by Valfré all over it and a super cute ghost shaped zipper pull. But what about the contents, you ask?

Keep reading to see what I got this month!

Monday, 17 October 2016

REVIEW: Paula's Choice RADIANCE Renewal Mask*

Paula's Choice is one of those names in skin care that has a reputation for having really good formulations that genuinely show results. It's for that reason that I'm always more than happy to test out anything from the brand, and so far there has only been one thing that I tried that just really didn't work for me. Recently, when I got the chance to sample a couple of new products from the brand, I was more than happy to jump right in with both feet! The first new product that I'm going to review for you is the Paula's Choice RADIANCE Renewal Mask*. Since an overnight mask is one of my favorite skin care products and I've had such success with some others in the past, this was definitely being held to a pretty high standard.

So, how'd it go? Keep reading for more!