My Custom MAC Palette | June "Atlantic Blue"

Thursday, 30 June 2016

my custom mac palette atlantic blue swatch

Hi lovelies!  Today I am here with my 6th post in "My Custom MAC Palette" series.  If you are new to my blog, its simple.  Every month this year I am buying a single MAC eye shadow so that by December 2016 I will have a complete palette.

Getting my Summer Glow On | St. Tropez, Coppertone, Too Faced*

Monday, 27 June 2016


st. tropez in shower tan medium coppertone clearly sheer too faced coconut body oil review

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will have seen photos of me, and will understand what I mean when I say I am really, really pale.  If you are new to my blog, here is a photo of me so you will understand.

New Video | Sephora Haul!

Friday, 24 June 2016

sephora haul

Exciting news!  I just bought a new camera and have decided to enter the magical world of YouTube. My first video is a small Sephora Haul.  Subscribe and join me as I grow my channel (while maintaining my blog!).  I can't wait to share some easy to follow tutorials with you guys!

Essie | Behind the Hue*

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Recently Essie launched their Summer 2016 collection, and I am here today reviewing a few minis from their most recent launch.  How perfect are these bright & bold hues for summer? Keep reading for my review & swatches!

Generation Beauty Toronto Day 2 | 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016


generation beauty content creator swag bag toronto

Content Creator swag bag.

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend Generation Beauty as a Content Creator as a member of ipsyOS.  During the weekend I posted my Day 1 review. I am here today (quite late-oops) with my thoughts on Day 2.

Face of the Day | Quo*

Sunday, 19 June 2016

quo makeup review

Recently Quo sent me some products to test and review, and today I am here with some reviews of their products, and a "FOTD" that I put together for a casual summer day.  I am also going to be talking about which make-up products I will be leaving at my boyfriend's parent's house for the summer-- because anybody who has frequent weekend trips will probably agree that packing and unpacking makeup every Friday & Monday just takes up way too much time.

Trust Fund Beauty | Nail Polish Review & Brand Introduction*

Saturday, 18 June 2016

trust fund beauty nail polish review

Anybody who knows me well will know that a nail polish line from a brand called Trust Fund Beauty is right up my alley.  Sassy names, fun wearable colours, and good quality polish?  Count me in!

Sephora Favourites | Bronze Bares-All 2016

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

sephora favourites bronze bares all review 2016

I love Sephora Favourites sets because they ALWAYS offer a great selection of products at a great price.  I was going to sit this set out, but then some fellow beauty bloggers started enabling annnnd then I made the order.

Pūr~lisse Sheet Masks

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


purlisse sheet mask review

I’m back today with another pair of goodies from Generation Beauty Toronto.  Now, I can’t remember how exactly these ended up in my Gen Beauty pile/bag (basically all of my Gen Beauty swag is in a pile in my room right now), but they did, and I am excited to be sharing them with you today.

My Trip To Seaworld*

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Last month I had the opportunity to cross something off my bucket list: travelling to California. What started as adding on a few days in LA, staying with a friend before going to Vancouver for work somehow snowballed into LA, San Diego, San Francisco and then Vancouver and then home!  I am planning on doing a little post about my trip, but while I was away a few different attractions were kind enough to offer me tickets to some attractions in exchange for review.  First up I wanted to share a bit with you about my trip to Sea World (which I called Marine Land half of the time...clearly I am from Ontario!)

Prom Tutorial | Purple Smokey Eye


Prom Season is well underway, and while my prom was 5 years ago (where did the time go?!), I thought it would be fun to put together a prom makeup look-- though if you are going to a glamorous wedding or a fancy gala dinner I think this would look good too.  When I went to prom I did a look based around a peacock feather-- gold, teal, etc.  This time around I thought I would focus around my current favourite eyeshadow family: mauves & purple.

NUDESTIX Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

nudestix gel lip and cheek balm rebel luxe posh

Last month I had the opportunity to attend Generation Beauty, and today I am sharing my first product review from the swag I was fortunate enough to receive.  I try my best to be very open about which products I paid for, and which products were sent to me from PR, but this set of products really stumped me.  See, I used my Gen Beauty “coupon” to redeem for Posh, ended up with Rebel in my Content Creator bag and then purchased Luxe at a discount from Nudestix at their vendor table from their very own Taylor.  Keep reading for swatches and my review of these lovely lippies!

Riversol Daily Cream Cleanser & Daily Moisturizing Cream*

Monday, 6 June 2016

riversol skin care review

Earlier this year Riversol reached out to me and offered to send me some products to test and review. After a month or so of testing I have come up with some thoughts and opinions that I wanted to share with you!

My Custom MAC Palette | May (Phloof!)

Saturday, 4 June 2016

my custom mac palette

This year I have assigned myself the most fun project I could come up with: every month I am purchasing a new single MAC eyeshadow with the intent of building my own complete, cohesive palette filled with colours perfectly suited to my tasted, style, and preference.  Keep reading to see where I'm at in this project, and follow along to see where I go next!

Bite Beauty | Amuse Bouche Gazpacho & Rhubarb

Thursday, 2 June 2016

bite beauty Amuse Bouche Gazpacho Rhubarb review

A few months ago Bite Beauty announced that they were discontinuing their (very popular) Luminous Crème line.  Like many Bite fans I went through the Five Stages of Loss & Grief, with one caveat.  First I was excited to see them in the Sephora sale section, then I was in denial (they can’t be doing this to me!), anger (how could they?!?), Bargaining (Well at least they are on sale… maybe the new product will just be a slight tweak…maybe it’s just new packaging? Why would they change the packaging?! I love the packaging…), Depression (But I loved that lipstick…) and finally Acceptance.  Only when I say “acceptance” what I really mean is “wow are these fantastic”.

How I Get Through Long Flights

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

tips for surviving long flights

I love travel about as much as I love beauty, the difference is that I can afford to spontaneously buy a higher end lipstick on my lunch break.  I'm not quite at the point that I can do that with a trans-Atlantic flight (one day... #goals). While I've flown a fair bit over the last few years, I have yet to perfect packing light.  Thankfully, I have perfected just about every other aspect of achieving maximum comfort while soaring through the clouds.