Review: Bumble and Bumble’s BB. Thickening Hairspray

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What is it: When I came across this product, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A setting spray that adds volume to your hair instantly? Count me in! This hairspray, for all hair types, lifts and holds your hairstyle. According to its makers, it can be used for blow-drying, setting, protecting from heat, adding volume, controlling, and finishing any style! You can use it on its own or you can pair it up with different hair products.

How I use it: After I get out of the shower, I leave my hair in a towel for about 20 minutes…to dry off any excess water. Then I use spray this evenly throughout my hair (while damp) making sure I get it on my roots more because obviously that’s where I want my hair to lift (lol). Once I’ve done that, I use a round brush and blow dry my hair. Once I’m done, I lightly spray this to set everything.

The Good: OKAY. DO YOU WANT MANAGEABLE THICK HAIR? THEN THIS IS IT. Honestly, my hair gets thicker whenever I use this product. The volume I get with this product is insane! This is my go-to for whenever I need extra volume for big-ticket events in my life. This has NEVER failed me. I can literally feel my hair expanding (if that’s even a thing) when I’m blow drying it. I love that this mist is light and can be paired up with any other hair product. It doesn’t feel heavy and the fragrance isn’t over powering. You can pick this up at Sephora for $33 (CDN) and I guarantee you it’s worth it. Every single claim this makes is true. It’s not sticky and doesn’t make your hair crunchy. Your hair remains soft to touch. Seriously, I can’t imagine doing my hair without using this product.

The Bad: N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

Rating: 10/10

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Review: MAC Cosmetics’ Fashion Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette

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MAC is killing the makeup game with their releases lately. This summer, they released a MAC Girls line where they created limited edition eyeshadow palettes based on different personalities. I will be reviewing 3 of the 6 palettes and this one is the Fashion Fanatic palette for the fashion forward girl who loves bold and unique shades!

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What’s in the palette:  Like all the palettes MAC has put out in this GIRLS line, this palette includes 8 eyeshadows in different finishes and one highlighter. This palette includes daring bold and unique shades! Must Have It is an orangey bronzey opalescent highlighter. Mad Mod & Outfitted are the shimmery glitter shade in this palette (which are OH SO GORG!). On the Hip Side, Wild Card, & Fashion Fanatic are the creamy mattes. Shop, Shop, Shop, Style & Influencer and Totally fierce are your satiny pearl shades. The package is super sleek and includes a mirror, which is one of my favourite things about any palette.

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The Good: OMG I love everything about this palette. The names, the shades and the packaging scream Daff Diaries (lolz). No really, this is probably my favourite MAC Girls Palette. I love how the shades, despite being bold and not from the same shade range, compliment one another. The formula of these shades are so silky smooth. The shadows and the highlighter glide on so beautifully. And when you foil some of the lighter shades, they look stunning on the lids! Style & Influence is probably my favourite shade from this palette. I love how pretty the lilac is! The shimmery shades are gorgeous too! Another thing I love about this palette is the outer packaging! It’s so chic! This palette can be used to create so many different looks using multiple shades.

The Bad:  As with all the MAC Girls palettes, there are some shades which require you to foil them to get the true colour payoff. This is not a horrible thing, it’s just time-consuming which can be an issue for some. To Foil: Spritz your shadow brush with Fix+ and then dip you brush into the lighter shades. You will get amazing colour payoff with that technique!

Where you can get it: Any MAC retailer or MAC store for $48 (CDN).

Rating: 9/10

(PS I’m also reviewing Prissy Princess & Basic Bitch)

Review: MAC Cosmetics’ Prissy Princess Eyeshadow Palette

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Did you know MAC came out with a GIRLS line this summer and based 6 eyeshadow palettes on different personalities of women? Well fear not, that’s why you have me! I will be reviewing 3 of the 6 palettes and this one is the Prissy Princess palette filled with the prettiest fairy tale-esque shades!

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What’s in the palette: Like all the palettes MAC has put out in this GIRLS line, this palette includes 8 eyeshadows in different finishes and one highlighter. This palette is filled with neutral pinks, taupes, browns and greys. The colours are just so pretty!  She’s a Rainbow (what an adorable name) is a pearly rose gold opalescent highlighter. Too Good To Be True is the glittery shimmer shade in this palette (probably one of my favs in this palette). Prissy Princess, Colour Me Spoiled and Spoil Yourself are the creamy matte shades. Fabness, Sweet Tart, Eternal Optimist and Good Girl & U Know It are the satiny pearly shades. The package is super sleek and includes a mirror, which is one of my favourite things about any palette.

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The Good: I feel like this palette was made for me. I love the names, I love the shades…I love everything about this palette. The neutral shades are perfect for the day and you can definitely use a few of these shades for your nighttime look too! The highlighter is pretty. As you can see, this is practically your pretty…girl next door palette filled with shades you just can’t hate! The formula of these shades are so buttery smooth! They glide on to your lids without any fuss and when some of the shades are foiled, the colour pay off is so intense!

The Bad: I love the colours of the packaging BUT the name of the palette, even though it’s in huge block letters, isn’t supper prominent. I wish Prissy Princess was written in a hot pink colour but that’s the only downside (if I’m being extra critical). Again, if you’ve my review about the other palettes in this line, you already know that there are a few shades in the palette which don’t have the best colour payoff unless the shadows are foiled.

Where you can get it: Any MAC retailer or MAC store for $48 (CDN).

Rating: 8.5/10

(PS I’m also reviewing Fashion Fanatic & Basic Bitch)

Yves Rocher Beauty Haul

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A couple of weeks ago, I came across Yves Rocher at the mall and wondered why I hadn’t ever gone inside. Once I went in, I was mesmerized and decided to pick up some beauty goodies just to try the brand out!

  1. Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Kabubki Brush, & Concealer Brush (These were on sale for $5 each and I just couldn’t resist) 
  2. Botanical Nail Polish in Iridescent Anthracite, Frosted Pink Champagne, Litchi Glacé, Celadon Blue, Pearly Midnight Blue, Rose Grenadine (Again, these bottles of nail polish were only $3 each and one can never have enough nail polishes) 
  3. Nourishing Body Lotion in Almond (I’m a sucker for body lotions and this one smelled heavenly)
  4. Radiant Lip & Cheek Crayon in Gold Pearl (I think I found my new glitter highlighter for my eyes and top coat for my lips)
  5. Radiant Lip Crayon in Golden Sand & Perfect Light Pink (These two were given to me for free and I can’t explain to you how much I’m in love with these two shades!)
  6. Liquid Hand Soap in Lavindin from Provence (You can never have enough lavender hand soap and since I’m going to be traveling soon, I wanted something small to carry with me)

Fashion Diaries: The Best Dressed at the MMVAs 2016

Hello Dolls! Look what I’m FINALLY doing…a blog post devoted to fashion! I know it’s been a while but thank you so much for holding on and joining me on this new ride! If you haven’t already, then please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

But without further adieu…

The MMVAs are Toronto’s most coveted block party. The Much Music Video Awards celebrate Canadian and international music videos/artists, which is kind of awesome given not everyone is into the music video scene anymore. The one thing I love about this awards show/block party is the style. It’s not super formal so the possibilities are endless. This year, the biggest trend had to be pony tails. It didn’t matter on height, texture or style…but pony tails were everywhere! Below you will find 10 of my favourite looks from the MMVAs! Don’t forget to follow me on my socials (located on the right hand side of this blog)!

 

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Not only was her dress gorgeous but her makeup was absolutely FLAWLESS * insert heart eye emojis * Not to mention she killed her performance.

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That smile. That suit. That casual Tee. It all just fits so perfectly. So dreaaammmy…

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That bold lip, flawless skin and minimal jewelry really lets this dress stand out. Also, those shoes are gorg! james_bayJames Bay

I love men in all black attire. Plus that hat…he is welcomed to serenade me anytime. I’m waiting…

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That choker is pure perfection. Matching red lips with red wide-leg pant suit? There’s a reason why she’s a supermodel. Slay girl, slay!

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Guys in shades just do it for me. I love the black and cream suit. It’s classy…& we all love classy men.

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Her dress has embellished movie ticket stub prints…and she has comfy shoes on…can we please take a moment? This girl brought her OWN style to the carpet and I likey.

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Pretty much everyone knows I love this kid. He’s cute. He dresses extremely well…& I know he’d treat me better (see what I did there? sorry the cougar in me is coming out…but his new song is amazing!)

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The messy fringey rockery hair paired up with a gold sequins mini? This girl knows how to dress! Also, can I have those strappy shoes with a side of Drake? (she’s supposedly dating him) rs_634x1024-160619180645-634.Bethany-Mota-Much-Music-Awards.tt.061916Bethany Mota

This dress is beautiful. I’d wear it 24/7 if I could. Also, nude pumps? Even more beautiful! B killed it!

 

(Images courtesy of Eonline!, Much, Daily Mail)

You guys agree? Disagree? Let me know! See ya in the next blog post!

Life Diaries: The Highlight Of His Night!

Hey Dolls!

Hope everyone is doing great on this gorgeous day! In this vlog, I finally let loose after a crazy work week. My friend and I talk about everything from life to relationships to how I’m destined to be with Drake (I know it will happen…one day..lol). We also convince our server to be in the vlogs!

Thank you so much for checking this video and this blog out! Don’t forget to follow me on all my socials, located on the right hand side of this blog. See ya in the next post!

The Best Dressed Celebrities at the Much Music Video Awards 2014

So if you live in Canada, then you have full knowledge of what this show is all about! The Much Music Video Awards is similar to the MTV video music awards but much cooler. This is an outdoor awards show that is mainly for the fans. It’s set around the perimeters of the Much Music Building with various stages at each street corner. Touted as “Toronto’s biggest musical block party”, this show is amazing to watch and even better to experience. Although, I have never had the change to actually attend one of these shows (it is on my bucket list), this does look like the ultimate street party to be at. This show has it all: Outrageous arrivals (who didn’t love Ed Sheeran’s epic entrance on a Mr. Tasty Fries truck?), great music (Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, We are Vegas ft. Alyssa Reid killed it), honouring Canadian talent (congrats Hedley on your big night!), and of course the fashion. The fashion this year on the red carpet was amazing. The ladies and gents were all (mainly) dressed to impress. It was very hard to come up with this list but below you will find my favourite dressed of the night:

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Laura Vandervoort

The star of Bitten had to be one of the best dressed of the night! This fashionista was dressed to impress. The hair, the dress, the accessories & the makeup were nothing short of perfection. She looks absolutely stunning!

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Shenae Grimes-Beech and Josh Beech

How cute is this newly married couple? Everything from the colour coordinated outfits and the matching shoes were adorable. Both of them were dressed simple casual chic and they look amazing! I love Shenae’s ravishing jacket!

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Ed Sheeran

 How adorable is Ed? Only he can wear something so casual on a red carpet and still manage to look stylish as ever! The chicness of his all black ensemble with a pop of slate grey is great! He looks handsome as always!

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Jenna Malone

Remember her as the bratty yet awesome daughter from Stepmom? Well Ms. Malone is all grown up and she looked amazing on the red carpet. The accessories were perfect with this all navy ensemble! The hair and makeup were on point too.

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This adorable Montreal Canadiens hockey player was dressed to impress! This dashing athlete (yes I have a thing for hockey players) rocked an all grey ensemble and looked stylish as ever! His entrance on red carpet was awesome too!

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Nikki Yanofsky

I love printed dresses on the red carpet and Nikki pulled it off gracefully! She looks age appropriate and stunning in this dress! The hair, the makeup and the right accessories work well together to make the whole ensemble gorgeous!

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How amazing does this cutie look? This hip-hop artist looked amazing on the carpet! The red bomber jacket is the perfect pop of colour for this all black ensemble. Also, the accessories are nicely paired too! He looks great!

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Alyssa Reid

Alyssa Reid looked stunning in this simple yet stylish all neutral coloured ensemble! Her makeup and accessories were on point too. But her perfect hair had to be the best on the red carpet! It was a perfect for her outfit and the MMVAs red carpet!

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Nazem Kadri

This handsome Leafs player was dressed to impress. The colour combinations of his casual outfit was a perfect choice for the MMVAs. Also, the sunglasses just made him look even more dashing than he really is (yes I clearly have an enormous crush)!

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Kylie Jenner

Do we expect anything less from Kylie Jenner? She was dressed to impress in this vintage embellished orange mini dress. The hair, the makeup and the shoes worked perfectly with this edgy chic dress! She looked stunning as always!

Have a Great Day Dolls! x

(Images courtesy of Fashion magazine, Pinterest, Huffington post, Much music, CTV)