My (Late) December Ipsy Bag + First Impressions

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Ipsy “Unzipped” – $17USD I’ve received a blush and an eye shadow from Ofra in previous Ipsy bags and really liked them, so it’s not surprising that this *Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick was an instant lip lover. It has the most amazing formula – goes on super smooth, dries…

The Umbra Starfish Hair Catcher = Hair-Free Drains

I ordered two Umbra Starfish Drain Covers from Amazon (here) when I was about seven months pregnant. Once baby Iva reached four months, I wasn’t able to run my fingers through my hair without several strands falling out. Since then, I’ve been leaving a trail of hair where ever I go and I tend to…

Two Fun Masks From Formula 10.0.6

Keep Your Cool Skin-Calming Gel Mask The Keep Your Cool Skin-Calming Mask is something I grabbed at Walmart based on my love of the Pores Be Pure Mud Mask. Keep Your Cool is supposed to “instantly” reduce the appearance of blemishes and contains fine green and gold corrective pigments to mask redness and boost radiance….

e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul + First Impressions

e.l.f. Cosmetics Highlighting Studio Blush in “Berry Merry” While I have quite a few pink or coral blushes in my collection, it’s been a while since I’ve had a nice mauve blush for the fall/winter months. “Berry Merry” is just the mauve shade I was looking for. With gold flecks speckled throughout (that don’t show…

Personalized Keepsake Ornaments

I was shopping around on Etsy last Sunday and found a calligrapher based in Toronto that hand letters  ornaments. There are many colours and options to choose from, but I decided to buy two of these gold, sparkly balls for Adora and Iva with their name and year of their first Christmas. The ornaments retail…

3 Budget Bronzers For Pale Skin

For any pale girls looking to try out the much more expensive Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer, I reviewed and swatched it here and was super disappointed. It looks like a beautiful light taupe in the box, but looks like a pale orange on my skin.   . . Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder #3 by The Body…

4 Lightweight Moisturizers In My Skin Care Rotation

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet from The Body Shop I purchased this moisturizer because a) I love vitamin E and b) I was hoping it would have the same mousse-like texture as Caudalie’s Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, which I love. Unfortunately, the Aqua Boost Sorbet is actually a gel moisturizer, but since I have a gel…

(Belated) Beauty Favourites

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, 240mL It took me forever to get my hands on this popular toner since it was out of stock at The Ordinary a few months ago. Was it worth the wait? I think so. It’s made with Tasmanian Pepperberry to reduce skin irritation, as well as aloe vera, ginseng…

November Ipsy Bag + First Impressions

   Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (teeny tiny size) – $24CAD (full size) I’ve heard great things about Laneige and they’ve been on my list of must-try brands for a while now. So it goes without saying that I was jazzed to give this Lip Sleeping Mask a whirl. It’s made with “moisture wrap technology” – …

Love Online Shopping? You Need An Ebates Account

How Does It Work? Ebates* is super simple: 1 – create an account through the website (it’s free) with your email and password 2 – select the participating online store you want to shop from (you have to click the retailer link on the Ebates website first, you will then be routed to the online…

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