Skin Care

3 Things I’m Obsessed With…

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  1. Glossier Serum in Super Glow: I just love how glowy my skin looks every morning when I wake up! I apply this in between my moisturizer and toner before bed! I find it’s a perfect way to brighten up those gloomy days!
  2. Lush Cosmetics’ Dream Cream: I am o b s e s s e d with this lotion! I slather this on after I jump out of the shower and before bed. My skin is super soft without feeling greasy at all! One thing that I love about this is the very light fragrance, which makes this perfect for the workplace!
  3. Herbivore Pink Cloud: OMG. Thanks to Instagram, I found this moisturizer! I use this as a night cream but you can use it as a day cream too. My face instantly becomes softer and I def felt my skin feeling more hydrated after using this!
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Fashion, Style

5 Fall Style Essentials

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  1. Leather Jacket: A good leather jacket is perfect for Fall! Nothing elevates an outfit more than a leather jacket! I’m obsessing over this one from Nordstrom!
  2. Poncho style Shawl/cardigan: First of all, this is hella comfy and second of all, this is hella stylish! Layers are key during the Fall and this is the perfect way to do it!
  3. Oversized Sweater: I’m all about living in comfy sweaters when the temperatures are dropping!
  4. Ankle Boots: Okay, I own way too many but there is just something about ankle boots that are so classy! Whether leather or suede, these are gorgeous during the Fall time!
  5. Headbands: I love a pretty knit headband during the Fall time!
Beauty

5 Fall Makeup Essentials

 

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  1. Lip Balm: I’m not sure what life without lip balm would be like for me…especially during this season! My favourite ones are Glossier Balm dot com in Mint and Blister medicated lip balm!
  2. Glossier Liquid Blush: I am obsessed with the shades Haze and Puff! Haze is gorgeous for Fall!
  3. Black Liquid Eyeliner: You already know how obsessed I am with this…but there’s something about a blotted lip and a cat eye, that screams Fall!
  4. Blotted Dark Lip: OMG! I am SO obsessed with this trend right now! MAC came out with these lipsticks called Powder Kiss which give you the perfect blotted lip! But, if that’s not your thing…you can make your own! Take any dark lipstick and put it on, then use a tissue to blot!
  5. Waterproof Mascara: I just love a volumizing mascara and this one is my favourite one of all time!
Skin Care

Review: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

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First Aid Beauty has been raved about for a while now and even though I heard a lot about it, I had never tried any of their products! So when I saw that Sephora’s 500 pt gift set was a First Aid Beauty Skin care set, I jumped quickly to give them a try! One of the products in the gift set was this particular product. After using 10 pads of this, I knew I had to buy the full size!

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What is it: This is a daily treatment pad that contains lactic and glycolic acids to exfoliate, tone and brighten all skin types. This has been created for people who are looking to improve dullness in their skin as well as uneven skin tone. You can use this twice a day or once a day. It’s completely up to you! The formula also includes cucumber and Indian gooseberry, which targets toning your skin. It also has lemon peel and liquorice root for a bright glowy complexion! Not only does it target uneven skin tone, it also helps improve skin’s texture! It’s safe to use for sensitive skin!

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The Good: OMG. This has improved the texture of my skin overnight. Like not even kidding. Initially, I was worried that it might break me out but it did nothing of that sort. After two weeks of using it day and night, I found the dark spots around my mouth start to fade. It was not drastic but I could definitely see a difference. My skin felt brighter and healthier. I found that this layered with other skin products and makeup so well! The smell isn’t overpowering and these pads are SO easy to use. I use the exfoliating part to wipe first and then with the smooth side I do one last swipe. I just loved how it made my skin feel! I’m on my second container now!

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The Bad: Nothing!

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Overall Rating: 9/10 ($37 for 60 pads & $18.50 for 28 pads, I got mine at Sephora)

Fashion, Style

Best Dressed At the Emmys 2018

The Emmys last night were kind of boring BUT the fashion was NOT! Here are my favourite looks!

Kristen Bell

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018Y’all this is purely flawless! I’m so glad she kept her lips neutral!

Thandie Newton

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love the train neck sash and the colour of this gown!

Dakota Fanning

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018AHH! I love this shade of green and she looks stunning!

Kerri Russell

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I WANT THOSE SHOES! I love how the feathers and bling work harmoniously together!

Sandra Oh

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018okayyyy. The cut of this dress is beautiful!

Nathalie Emmanuel

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018Girl. This whole look is SO classy!

Natalia Dyer

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 201824 karat magic in the aiiiirrrr. Head to toe so player! LOVE this!

Joey King

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love this sangria colour. It’s flattering and this dress is beautiful!

Heidi Klum

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018The makeup. The dress. The hair. The necklace! Perfect!

Felicity Huffman

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love me a good pant-suit combo! Also, can I have this hair 24/7?

 

Images courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com

Beauty

Review: Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer

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What: The Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer is a makeup primer that helps your makeup last longer all while blurring your skin. Along with doing that, it also acts as a protective wall to keep makeup out of your skin so that you don’t get breakouts! This is a super high-end primer, retailing for $62 CDN at Sephora. The balm is packaged in a big circular case and it comes with a disc, which you can use to get the right amount of primer for your face! You can use this all over your face, your eye lids and your lips for a flawless makeup application. This blurs pores, controls oiliness and evens out your skin tone. The primer contains silk extracts too nourish the skin, leaving a smooth base for your makeup giving you a soft focus finish. There are also anti-pollution natural active ingredients in this primer. This creates a barrier between the world and skin. It also has hadasei-3 which is made up of great tea, rice and algae extracts; giving you a youthful and healthy skin!

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The Good: Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a makeup primer like this before. I’ve had a ton favourites but I think this one takes the cake for me. It was super cool to apply, with the disc and all. But most importantly, my makeup looked flawless. This was the first time (in a LONG time) that I had practically everyone who talked to me ask me how I achieved the perfect makeup look. Seriously. Now you know. It’s because of this product. My skin felt smooth, soft and this was super easy to apply. A little goes a long way. The texture of this formula is incredible! It’s silky smooth (duh) and it blends flawlessly when applied to your face, lids and/or lips. My makeup lasted all night long. In fact, I had to use makeup remover to take all of it off! I know a lot of people might stay away from this because of its price tag…but honestly, think of it as an investment for your skin in the long run! In the past couple months, I’ve learned that the only way you can get flawless makeup is if you work on your skin. Using products that benefit your skin is important and this product will do that for you! I have extremely sensitive and combination skin; and this did not irritate my skin at all! No breakouts, no redness, no nothing! My face was radiant and my skin felt good! The packaging is cute! It comes with a disc and instructions on how to use that disc to get the right amount of product for your face. I’ve used this primer sooooo many times and I have yet to make a major dent! Honestly, this is literally the best primer I have ever used! There’s no leftover residue on your face and it feels super lux!

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The Bad: NOTHING!

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Overall Rating: 10/10

Beauty, Skin Care

First Impressions: Glossier

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OKAY. I’ve been waiting a LONG time to get my hands on anything by Glossier and the day has finally come! After months and months of contemplating whether or not to order online, I did it.

I first heard about Glossier from a little blurb on Allure about their Milk Jelly Cleanser. It won an award and I was intrigued about this brand. More research led me to find out that Glossier is the makeup brand by the infamous beauty/lifestyle blog ‘Into The Gloss’ and….drum roll….the founder of the both the blog and Glossier is none other than Emily Weiss. I’m sure you’re like who is that? UHM. Remember The Hills on MTV? Remember when Lauren and Whitney were interns at Teen Vogue? Remember Intern Emily? The one that got to go to THE dinner? THIS IS THE SAME EMILY (mindblown). I’m not lying, I pretty much sat and stared at my laptop for what seemed like a whole day. Now that that’s out of the way, What is Glossier, you ask?

Glossier is a skincare/makeup brand that has only one focus in mind: Skin first, Makeup second. I’ve realized that the older I’m getting, the more I’m realizing that the focus shouldn’t be on having airbrushed makeup but rather healthy skin! That was one of the main reasons why I gravitated towards trying products out from this brand. Of course, I live in Canada and despite what everyone believes…not all brands are easily accessible. Glossier at one point did have a pop-up shop in Toronto, but alas I was not able to make it. So, when I saw that they shipped to Canada (minus Quebec, sorry), I was ecstatic!

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The Online Order Process: Glossier’s website is one of the easiest websites I’ve ever used. I love the fact that there aren’t an overwhelming amount of products or choices, which is why Glossier as a brand works well. Placing the online order was simple and sweet. Another thing I love is that the prices are stated in CAD, which is amazing because who wants to sit and convert the dollar? After inputing your credit card info, you were asked to pick a sample to put in your package (woohoo). And then, voila! You’re done. See? So simple. Once your package has been shipped, you’ll receive an email.

 

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The Shipping Process: This process was probably the most surprising for me. When I saw that if you spend $40 CAD, then you qualify for free shipping…I was ecstatic! There was a down side though. Free shipping means it will take 7-10 business days to ship to your destination, which initially was kind of a bummer. After I got an email updating me that the products had been shipped, I decided to go about my life because the expected arrival date for my items was exactly in 10 business days. SO WHEN THE PACKAGE ARRIVED A WHOPPING 5 DAYS LATER I WAS JUMPING WITH JOY! Honestly, it was a surprise because this was pretty quick! Again, super simple.

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The Package: This is probably the most instagrammable package I have ever received from any makeup/skincare brand! As you can see, it came in a cardboard box which was sealed with a Glossier embosses tape.  All the products were neatly tucked inside the infamous Glossier pink pouch. And it came with a sheet of stickers, which was super cool! Each of the products came in their own packaging. It was sleek, to the point and wasn’t busy looking. It was simple and sweet, which is exactly what this brand preaches.

The Products:

  1. Super Glow Serum ($35): I was on the hunt for a vitamin C+magnesium serum!
  2. Balm Dotcom in Mint ($15): I love me some lip balm! They had a selection of a few tinted and clear, I went with the clear in the Mint flavour. 
  3. Boy Brow in Brown ($20): Again, this is a cult favourite so I had to give it a try! 
  4. Cloud Paint Duo in Puff and Storm ($36): The whole concept of applying blush with your fingers seems super cool. Storm is one of their newest shades, so that was a plus point!
  5. Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Crush ($20): I added this on a whim and I am definitely in love! 

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First Impressions: As soon as I finished taking pictures of all the products and packaging, I began to swipe the Generation G sheer matte lipstick in crush on my lips. I didn’t know how I’d feel about a “sheer-matte” lipstick…because I didn’t understand what a sheer matte was. Upon first swipe, I fell in love and I can’t wait to order some of the other shades. All the products from the Cloud Paints to the serum were phenomenal upon first use. I was not disappointed at all. If you want more in-depth reviews, let me know!

 

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Overall Impressions of Glossier: Can I be a Glossier girl? Like seriously? Honestly, I have never been so impressed by a brand in my life. I’m usually not into the whole au natural look, but this brand is changing it for me. I won’t lie, the prices are a little steep, BUT I do believe it’s worth it. I think the more I’ll use the products, the more I’ll see. But as of now, I do like everything I’ve ordered. I am super impressed by this brand! I love how fuss free these products are!

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Will I Order Again? YES. YES. YES. I can’t wait to try more of their makeup and skincare products!

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