The Ordinary

This brand has been buzzed about so much over the last year. I have to admit that it piqued my interest but I was also skeptical about the price point. How could something so cheap be fully effective? I get the “no frills” thing and I’m a big fan of skincare just getting to the point and omitting dyes and perfumes (a la First Aid Beauty style) but this just seems almost too cheap. So I delved into testing out a few products to see what all the fuss is about. Continue reading “The Ordinary”

The Custom Lipstick Experience

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So I finally went to the Bite Lip Lab to do the custom lipstick creation. In my previous post about the lip lab I had mentioned that I didn’t really want to pay that much for one lipstick especially seeing as there is no shortage to my lipstick hoarding….but also mentioned that it would make a great gift. Hint Continue reading “The Custom Lipstick Experience”

Drug Store Beauty Finds & One Surprising Dupe

I recently did a piece on Best Beauty Finds at Shoppers Drug Mart over on Influenster.com

While I was conducting “research” (aka shopping around the Beauty Boutique) for this article, I came across the new Lise Watier Dramatique Gel Liners and had to do a double take. They bear a striking similarity to the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon.

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Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon

I recently received a very exciting box in the mail with three beautiful Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayons. If you are a regular reader, you know that I’m a big fan of Bite and have tried most of their products. Funnily enough, this was the one product that I hadn’t yet tried and mainly because I’m not a matte lip person. Continue reading “Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon”

Joe Fresh Cosmetics: Budget Friendly Beauty

If you don’t have a lot of time for a makeup routine or if you are looking for an effortlessly pretty or natural look then you may want to check out Joe Fresh Cosmetics. The brand’s philosophy is all about quick and easy beauty: The Five-Minute Face.

I’ve written an article over on Influenster which you can find here to learn more about the Five-Minute Face routine. While researching this brand, I came across a few really nice products that I thought were worth highlighting on the blog. Continue reading “Joe Fresh Cosmetics: Budget Friendly Beauty”

Amazing Beauty Finds at The Bay

 

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I’ve been working with Influenster as their Canadian Guest Editor and writing some articles. Not all are beauty related which is why I don’t always post about them here on the blog however my most recent article is all about amazing beauty finds at The Bay.

Has anyone been to The Bay’s beauty counter lately? They’ve really revamped the brands and refreshed their look and I’ve been loving the shopping experience especially at the Beauty Underground section at the Queen Street store. Check out how cool it looks

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Crate 61

Crate 61: a super cool organic brand that started in small batches from the founder’s kitchen right here in Toronto and now ships world wide. All natural and everything smells so yummy!

If you love gourmand scents then check out the lip balms because they are so true to the described smell, you’ll want to eat them….they are that good! The Almond scent smells exactly like an almond croissant while the Vanilla Bean scent smells like a warm and creamy creme brulee dessert.  Continue reading “Crate 61”