Holiday Party Bag Essentials

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With holiday party season in full swing, it’s always handy to have a few beauty essentials that will take your 9-5 look into party mode without much fuss. I have two criteria for what makes a good party bag essential; 1. it needs to be quick and hassle free 2. it needs to be small so I can fit it into my small bag. Here are six (+ an honourable mention) that I’ve been loving recently! Continue reading “Holiday Party Bag Essentials”

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First Aid Beauty Resurfacing Liquid

First Aid Beauty have recently launched a new product – the Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), which I have been testing out for the last month. It’s my first venture into the world of AHAs as I don’t think I’ve really needed them before so I was very interested in seeing how they work.  Continue reading “First Aid Beauty Resurfacing Liquid”

March Break Getaway Essentials

March break is almost here and whether you are jetting off to a tropical paradise, discovering a big city or exploring your own neighbourhood, here are a few beauty essentials to keep you fabulous! Continue reading “March Break Getaway Essentials”

The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge


In my post from a couple of weeks ago I had mentioned that I was testing out a new cleaner beauty routine. Looking for products with better-for-you ingredients that work well. I started putting everything into one post but it was starting to become the world’s longest blog post so I’ve split everything into two categories; Face Skincare/Makeup and Body Products….and it’s still a lengthy read so I’ll summarize the list at the beginning and for those who are interested in a longer in depth review, keep reading below.

Face Skincare and Makeup

  • Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
  • Indie Lee Co Q10 Toner
  • Bioderma or Garnier Micellar Water makeup remover
  • Out of Africa Shea Butter
  • First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream
  • IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+
  • bareMinerals BARESKIN Complete Coverage Serum Concealer
  • Bite Beauty Multisticks in Lotus and Cocoa
  • Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask and Lip Balm
  • Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in #010
  • Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady & Arabian Knights
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash and Fakeout Mascaras

Continue reading “The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge”

Hello FAB Superfruit Correcting Cushion Review

So my curiosity finally got the better of me and although the Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer from Hello FAB wasn’t really suited to me, I couldn’t not test the Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion.

I did wait until the product had landed in store so I could go and play with it instead of blindly ordering online. I was actually quite impressed with the light and fresh texture and luminous but non-shiny finish. So here I am, back with another review from the Hello FAB line.  Continue reading “Hello FAB Superfruit Correcting Cushion Review”

Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer Review

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First Aid Beauty have recently released a new collection called Hello FAB. This collection includes 4 new innovative products. I was torn between trying out the Superfruit Colour Correcting Cushion and the Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer. After reading a few initial reviews, it seemed like the Coconut Skin Smoothie was the more favoured option and the one people were more interested in. So I’ve been testing that out for the last couple of weeks. Here are my initial impressions: Continue reading “Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer Review”

Hello FAB

hello-fab-001Hello FAB….goodbye memory.

My last blog post was about some very exciting new product launches from two great brands; Bite Beauty and Too Faced. If you missed that post, you can check it out here. The whole time I was writing that post, I had the feeling like I was missing something and just couldn’t remember for the life of me what it was. I apparently have the memory of a goldfish these days and of course I remembered later that night, what it was. First Aid Beauty has launched their new Hello FAB line and I’ve been oogling these products for a while now, waiting until they became available. They are available online at First Aid Beauty and at Sephora but still not in-store. Here are the four new exciting products that are part of Hello FAB Continue reading “Hello FAB”