Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (to yourself!)

I love my family and friends and Valentine’s Day can be a drab reminder to us single gals that we must be ‘missing’ something in our lives. So I’m throwing a Galentine’s brunch to celebrate all the ladies in my life (single or attached.) This guide is a great way to get glam. These gifts […]

Sephora Birthday Gift 2017

Birthday! Turning 28 in 2017

This year doesn’t mark a ‘big birthday’ by traditional standards or anything but I’m pretty sure this is the last year before I’m going to tell people I’m 29 for the rest of my life. Late 20’s is a daunting feeling for some but looking back on the past year I’m happy to start fresh! […]

Face Atelier: Sneak Peek

This year I thought I was going to actually avoid all of the ‘Black Friday’ buzz and keep my bank account in check. I failed!  I bought only ‘work’ (read: Makeup) related things so I could justify it-that’s how it works right? I made an order on Morphe and Face Atelier! New highlight, eyeshadow and […]

Face Atelier

KFC Sun Lotion

KFC Releases a Sunscreen?

Yes you read that properly. The popular fried chicken fast-food chain has another chicken gimmick… or Is it an innovative way to smell good and not get a sun burn? This isn’t their first debut into the beauty industry. In May of 2016 they worked with the well known spice company, McCormick. Together they perfected […]

Warby Parker Comes to Canada

***This is a sponsored post and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links*** I was supposed to spend my holidays this summer heading to Ontario to visit my family and the new Warby Parker store opening in Toronto *cue excited squeals* I have drooled over their frames for […]

Exclusive Warby Parker Frames

Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil

Palmer’s New Skin Therapy Oil Line!

One of the latest trends is using oils to treat your skin, whether it’s cleansing, anti-aging and more! Palmer’s is the reliable name we know and trust when it comes to cocoa butter. They have expanded their skincare line to bring us modern staples to add to our arsenal. It sounds counter productive to clean […]


Get Rid of Dry & Cracked Feet Before Summer With Footlogix Medical

It’s no surprise to my regular readers that I’m always looking for something to help me with my dry, cracked runners heels (I’m sure you love me talking about my feet all the time!) It’s been a point of insecurity for me when wearing sandals and I think I’ve found my new favourite product to […]

Hitting Pan, A Make-Up Movement

Most people refer to hitting pan as seeing the packaging (metal pan in cases of pressed products) at the bottom of their product meaning it’s getting close to being done. Project Pan was started to encourage others not to waste their product (they do have an expiry see) before buying more. This is a great […]


Paulas Choice

Paula’s Choice & My Skincare Routine

I often get asked my opinion on what people should use for their skin. I’m a makeup artist, not a skincare specialist (or dermatologist) but I’m fairly confident in identifying skin issues when I meet a person based on how their skin looks, feels, or how it reacts to the products I apply. I am […]

Glasses + Beauty Industry = ?!

As a kid I ALWAYS wanted glasses. So badly that when I was in university the eye Dr. said I could choose whether or not to get my really weak prescription filled, I did. They were totally pointless besides being cute. Fast forward 8 years and at the ripe age of 27 I have frequent […]


Ashley Graham Plus Size Sports Illustrated Cover

All Shapes and Sizes Get to #SwimSexy

For years we see the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition and cringe. Scantily clad skinny models rolling around in the sand to sell a magazine to men. These women are gorgeous of course, but the lack of representation for all bodies, races and ages leaves something to be desired. Until this year! Bathing suit season […]

Kiss Approved Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day

Whether you have someone to test them out on, or you just want to look fabulous in February then you should try out at least one of these loveable lip colours!   Valentine’s Day Worthy Lipsticks Whether you enjoy a creamy luxurious feel, a matte hue, vibrant pop or sparkle there is a lipstick out […]

Lipsticks for Valentine's Day

Victoria BC. Homemade Essentials

Homemade Essentials: All Natural Products

Tiffany from Homemade Essentials reached out to me a few weeks ago and offered me the chance to try out her all natural face, body and hair products. After meeting with her and getting the low-down on her home based business + products I was excited to get to slathering them all over me. I […]

Kat Von D Beauty: Shade + Light Palette

Contouring is nothing new to professional makeup artists. in the last year though it has propelled into the mainstream thanks to beauty bloggers leaking all of their precious secrets! (me included haha) This Shade & Light Contour Palette from Kat Von D is my favourite when it comes to the powder contours out there right […]

Contour Palette Powder Kat Von D

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What’s in Store for 2016?

They say it takes 21 days to form or break a habit. Hopefully everyone has already kickstarted 2016 by making or breaking them. I have spent the past 21 days working my tail off to plan my best blog year yet. I’ve invested in a better camera (I previously shot with a Canon T2i) I’ve upgraded […]

Sephora 2016 Birthday Gift

Happy Birthday to me! (on January 23rd) As a VIB member at Sephora it comes as no shock that I spend a few pennies there. I look forward to the Birthday Gifts every year as their way of paying me back for my patronage, right? Ha, a girl can dream though. For 2016 they have […]

Sephora Birthday 2016

Palmer's Cocoa Butter

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (& new products!)

Everyone has probably heard of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, while its a household favourite- did you know they have more than just one product in their line? Palmer’s sent me these three amazing products to test out and weigh-in! Their Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil for Dry Itchy Skin comes in a convenient spray pump bottle […]

THEFACESHOP Canada ‘Hauliday’ Look!

THEFACESHOP Canada sent me a bundle of goodies to try out and create a holiday look for all of you lovelies to feast your eyes on (and try yourselves!) Swayze is clearly also a fan, such a curious cat. It might be hard to tell from the photo (and once I had lined my eyes) but […]

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NuMe Hairstyling Tools: Cyber Monday Sale!

I don’t talk about hair too much here on the blog but when I do, I have some strong opinions. I’ve been ‘blessed’ with baby fine hair, This means within about 5 seconds out the door my hair is gone with the wind so keeping a coiffed style is a challenge. NuMe styling tools and […]

What is a Lipstick Reader?

I went to a bachelorette party recently and I’m always interested to see what interesting and unique ideas people have to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their closest gal pals. Enter the ‘Lipstick Reader!’ So this is a real thing! Just like a palm reader, the lipstick reader can tell things about your past, present, […]