EOS | More Than Just Lip Balm

Thursday, 17 August 2017

EOS brand review

EOS (Evolution of Smooth) made a name for themselves with their popular lip balm spheres. Simply twist off the cap, apply the balm from the nub, and put the cap back on. I love how easy they are to find in my purse thanks to their unique shape -- and their affordable price point doesn't hurt. They even inspired a whole range of DIY products using their empty containers! However, you may not know that EOS actually makes some other pretty great personal care products.

Masque Bar by Look Beauty | Sleeping Mask

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

masque bar by look beauty review sleeping mask

Lately I have found that the end caps at Shoppers Drug Mart are home to some pretty fantastic finds-- from the Nip & Fab collection, to Burts Bees, to this new(ish) addition: Masque Bar bu Look Beauty. Look Beauty seeks to find unique and effective beauty treats from around the world and to deliver them at an affordable price point.

Barcelona City Guide | Barcelona in 3 Days

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


barcelona 3 day city guide

I recently got back from probably the best vacation I will ever get to go on in my life. I had the chance to visit so many cities that I had always dreamed of visiting, and one of those places was Barcelona! I've felt a desire to go there for the last few years. Something about tapas, the beach, and warm sunny weather just really pulled me in.

I Got A Lash Lift!

Monday, 14 August 2017

what is a lash perm

Every now and again I get an opportunity to do something unexpected through my blog. I actually really enjoy getting to try new beauty services that I wouldn't otherwise in the name of blogging science: waxes, medical facials, and today, lash lifts.

Caudalie Vine Activ Collection Review

Saturday, 12 August 2017

caudalie vine activ review

As a blogger there is absolutely nothing cooler than getting the chance to work with a brand that you loved before you are a blogger. Caudalie is one of my favourite skincare brands and this spring they launched a new serum, eye cream and moisturiser under the VINE [ACTIV] line.  

A Beautiful Afternoon In Covent Garden | Sassoon & Charlotte Tilbury

Friday, 11 August 2017

convet garden london

There are some neighbourhoods across the world that are so iconic that you just know them. You just know that they are perfection. You just know that when you're in town you simply must stop by. SoHo in New York, Beverly Hills in LA, and Covent Garden in London. While I was somewhat aware of Covent Garden for a while, it became a must see spot when I learned that Charlotte Tilbury has has flagship store there.

The Jay Hotel by Happy Culture | Nice, France

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

the jay hotel nice review

My needs when it comes to a hotel are pretty basic. Clean, comfortable bed. Easy enough to check in and out of. Honestly I am in town to experience what the city has to offer, not to stay in my room. That being said... when the room is really comfortable, leaving it can be kind of hard. Keep reading to learn about my experience at the Hotel Jay in Nice, France.

HOURGLASS Girl Lip Stylo | Swatches & Story

Sunday, 6 August 2017

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Last winter I was at IpsyOS's Creator Day at Gen Beauty LA when I first had the chance to check out these beautiful (in more way than one) lippies. In a wide arrange of shades (neutrals for everybody, bold shades, you name it!) with a creamy formula, keep reading for swatches & my review!

Hotel Primero Primera | Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hotel Primero Primera Review English Barcelona

Have you ever stayed in a hotel that you have just never wanted to leave? Somewhere so comfortable, welcoming, and just plain nice, that you would love to stay just a few days longer? Welcome to Primero Primera in Barcelona!

PIXI BEAUTY | Face Mists

Sunday, 9 July 2017

pixi mist review makeup fixing hydrating milky glow

As you may know, I am currently on vacation! Today I am in London, England, and so I thought it would be fun to share a quick little post featuring one of my favourite British beauty brands! 

Created by Petra Strand, Pixi launched over 10 years ago at their flagship boutique in Soho London. Rooted in skincare, Pixi's iconic Glow Tonic put them on the map.  Toady I am excited to be sharing with you a review of three of their face mists!

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks | Summer Favourites

Friday, 7 July 2017

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick review swatches

Too Faced is well known for their Melted Liquid Lipsticks. They also make a really good quality matte liquid lipstick. Today I am here with some old favourites and some of their new launches from that line.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

huge makeup giveaway

Hello friends! About this time last year I launched my YouTube channel. Since then I have grown my subscriber base and my skills at creating videos! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by hosting a big giveaway!

FLIRT COSMETICS | Chic Happens Ombre Lip Duos

Monday, 3 July 2017


flirt cosmetics review lip ombre dup

One of the best parts for me about going to Generation Beauty is getting to discover new and upcoming brands. One of those brands that I discovered at Gen Beauty LA was Flirt Cosmetics! Owned by the Estee Lauder group of companies, this lip focused brand offers quality, on trend products. Keep reading for my thoughts on their new Ombre Lip Kits!


Sunday, 2 July 2017

tangle teezer brushes

You guys know I have hair for days! IfI had a dollar for every brush I have broken over the years, well let's just say I would have that $500 Dyson blow dryer. As a kid my hair was long and thick and bushy. Since then it has become longer, silkier and more manageable-- I think partly because of being an adult, and partly because I know how to manage it.

TINY DELIGHTS | Travel with Benefit Cosmetics

Friday, 30 June 2017

benefit travel sized products

We all know that Benefit just owns it when it comes to packaging. Somehow they just get everything right, and everything so, so pretty. With my big trip coming up (I leave a week today!) I have travel sized makeup on the mind. I always seriously overpack my makeup, and this time I am really trying to pack light. Thankfully Benefit and their adorable travel sets are coming to my rescue!

Cool Cucumber + Dill & Hello Jalapeno | Healthy Crunch Giveaway

Thursday, 29 June 2017

healthy crunch cool cucumber dill hello jalapeno kale chips

I believe that everything is fine (when it comes to food) with moderation, which is why you don't usually see me getting super trendy with my meals. I like to eat healthy, but I like to eat. The last time I was talking about kale was actually a shampoo and conditioner review with Pacifica -- I reference this because I don't talk about healthy food just because its healthy. I talk about it when its yummy!

Pixi | 5 Favourites

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

the best pixi products canada

Remember that time that Target was in Canada? And we had Pixi, and Sonia Kashuk, and a big box store just filled with everything you don't need and yet at the same time need so badly. Well then Target left Canada (and with it a whole bunch of huge empty stores) and with it so did so many amazing brands. Target even made NYX easier to get! Thankfully Shoppers Drug Mart has stepped up to the plate, and not only is NYX availiable in most locations, but so is Pixi! With so many amazing products to choose from (seriously, narrowing it down to 5 was hard!) today I am here to share with you my five favourite products from Pixi!

Generation Beauty Toronto 2017 | What each brand gave out

Friday, 23 June 2017

generation beauty 2017 toronto

Hello and welcome to my Generation Beauty Toronto 2017 post where I will tell you (to the very best of my ability) who is giving out what. Obviously I just want a quick disclaimer that while I will try my best to be accurate, this is totally subject to change and subject to the brands.

Busy as a Bee | Hillcrest Mall

Thursday, 22 June 2017

hillcrest mall bees

Blogging has opened me up to quite a number of unique experiences that I don't think I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. Meeting a contestant on the bachelor? Thanks Laneige! Being surprised by a celebrity at a beauty class? I have Make Up Forever to thank! Getting literally the same PR box as countless HUGE YouTubers? Merci beaucoup Too Faced! But in terms of straight up the strangest, most unique, and otherwise entirely unexpected? Being invited to stand on a mall rooftop while a lady wearing nothing other than street clothes opens up a hive with roughly 10,000 bees, while I stand just feet away? Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill just may take the cake!

Blogger Swaps & Life Chats

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

blogger swap

Last weekend I had a bunch of my favourite blogger girls over for a fun afternoon of makeup, wine, and life chats. Everybody was asked to bring some makeup from their collection that they were looking to re-home, and a snack to share if they felt like it. Keep reading to see just how much makeup there was to swap and what I came home with!

One Dress Two Ways | Joe Fresh

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


joe fresh summer dresses plus size

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are the kinds of people who find out that their friend is wearing the same dress as them to a party, and they freak out in a bad way. And then there are the kind of people who find out that their friend is wearing the same dress as them to a party, and they freak out in a good way. In case you were wondering, I am proud to say that I am the "in a good way" kind of person*.

IPSY JUNE 2017 | Unboxing (video)

Monday, 19 June 2017

ipsy june 2017 unboxing

Hello friends! I am back today with another video! Keep reading for the sparksnotes version, and for the video that you can watch!

Will I Buy It | Summer 2017 (Video)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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As many of you may now know, I am back producing content on YouTube! After a few months away when life just got busy I am back in full force and loving it. Keep reading for the "sparks notes" version of this video, and the link so you can watch it in full!

Outfit Of The Day | Summer Casual

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

joe fresh clothing review

When it comes to summer fashion I am always on the lookout for easy to wear dresses. Something I could wear to work on a more casual day, on the weekend running errands, or off to brunch with friends. I came across this dress at Joe Fresh at Vaughan Mills and fell in love. Keep reading for all the details!

The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle Is Back!

Sunday, 4 June 2017


Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle info
Last week I was invited to be on Vaughan Mills first shopping shuttle of the season! For those of us in Toronto we all know that Vaughan Mills is a shopping destination full of great deals. But we also know that it can be a hike to get there... especially without a car! Enter: The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle.

MARY KAY | Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

mary kay gel semi matte lipstick review

Everybody has a Mary Kay memory, right? Mine is of this bulky pink square palette that my mom use to have. By the time it got to me the blush was all but gone (it was a dusty rose shade) and there was this hideous olive green eye shadow that had completely hard panned. And the prettiest rose blush that only had the tiny crumbles around the pan edge left. And that being said, I loved that palette-- it made me feel like a grown up. I loved holding it and playing with it. Mary Kay has come a long way since the 90s (and really, haven't we all?) and today I am so thrilled to be partnering with them on this post. Keep reading for swatches and a review of their Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks... and a giveaway!

RODIAL | Brand Introduction

Friday, 26 May 2017


rodial makeup review

I have probably said this a thousand times, but one of my favourite things about being a beauty blogger is getting the chance to try new products from new brands and brands that you wouldn't otherwise try. A few months ago (I know! I am almost all caught up!!) Rodial was nice enough to send me some of their cosmetics (they are better known for their skin care) and I have been playing around with them ever since. Keep reading for my thoughts on these beautiful products!

Bite Lip Lab Toronto | Review & Tips To Make Your Trip A Success

Thursday, 25 May 2017

bite beauty lip lab toronto san Fransisco new york review

A few months ago my friend Courtney and I went to the Bite Lip Lab in Toronto to design our own custom lipsticks! Today I wanted to share with you a quick run down of our experience and to share some tips with you on how to make your trip a success!

5 Things I Wish I Had In My Purse When I Need Them

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

5 Things I Wish I Had In My Purse When I Need Them

One night a few days  weeks(ish) ago I was reading some other blogs and I came across a fun post on Erin Azmir's blog titled "5 Things I Wish I Had In My Bag When I Needed It". It was really relatable, and I thought it would be fun to curate my list! Keep reading to see what I wish I had with me basically all the time. Which really I should just go and put these in my purse now and be done with it...

PACIFICA | Berry Happy Skincare

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

pacifica berry happy skincare collection review

Pacifica is one of my favourite green beauty brands! I first had a chance to fall for them when they started showing up in my ipsy bags a few years back, and again at Gen Beauty LA when I was gifted the most fantastic shampoo and conditioner. Today I am here with their latest launch: The Berry Happy Skincare collection! Keep reading to learn about this collection and to get my take on it!

Toronto...For Beauty Lovers

Monday, 22 May 2017

toronto cherry blossom photo

Recently one of my friends from Ottawa (hi Sabrina! I know you're reading this!) reached out to my for recommendations of things to do in Toronto for beauty lovers. Based in Ottawa, she is in Toronto for work but is trying to carve out some time to explore the city between meetings. Add to that the fact that Generation Beauty is quickly approaching, and I know we will have lots of ladies (and gentlemen!) in town, looking for their beauty fix. Keep reading to see my suggestions!

Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul | Skincare

Saturday, 20 May 2017


Let me start this post by telling you all just how proud of myself I am. 15% off for basically a whole week at Sephora and I only ordered three things. Gold. Star. And honestly, skin care is an investment so it totally does not count...

Clarins | Summer 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

clarins summer 2017

Lately I just have summer on the brain, and this latest delivery from Clarins has my heart. Usually I can tell that I am thinking summer when I stop reaching for matte lips and start reaching for lip glosses. This summer collection from Clarins is bronzey ad beautiful. Perfect for summer!

Benefit Spring 2017 | So Many Pretties

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Benefit spring 2017 dandelion twinkle galifornia hoola lite hoola contour

If Benefit has one talent in this world, it is packaging. And brows, I suppose those too. But seriously, before we even get into what is inside these beauties, can we take a moment to enjoy just how beautiful the packaging is? When Benefit sent me these four gems, I was over the moon. Mainly because I was already seriously considering buying three of them and this delivery saved me some serious money. But annnnyways, let's get into the good stuff!

Murale Haul | Spending My Points

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


What if I told you that I paid for this whole purchase using points? And that those points were earned by buying things I need anyways? You would probably say that that is the greatest points program ever... and you're right. recently Murale had a bonus redemption weekend, so I decided to wish myself a happy birthday and grab a few things I have had my eye on for a while.

FarleyCo Favourites | Real Techniques & So...? Kiss Me

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Real Techniques Eye: Shade + Blend Set

Recently FarleyCo sent me a curated box of some of their new 2017 products. I really appreciated getting to pick a product from each category (think a brush set, a perfume, a men's product, etc). Today I am here with my favourites from the box I was sent!

Quo Spring 2017 | Favourites

Monday, 15 May 2017


quo spring 2017 down to earth heat it up face palette

This spring Quo launched two beautiful face palettes. As usual, their limited edition launch has the most stunning and unique design. This season reminds me of tie-dye marble...

Colour Pop Haul! | Swatching Blotted Lips & Pressed Shadows

Sunday, 14 May 2017

colour pop haul review 2017

Recently Colour Pop had a promotion on for free international shipping at $30 (rather than the usual $50) USD. While Colour Pop is wonderfully priced, shipping and the USD/CAD conversion can make it a bit harder for us Canadians to justify. I decided to take this chance to stock up on some old favourites, and try out some of their newer products!

La Palette La Rose by Lancôme

Saturday, 13 May 2017

La Palette La Rose by Lancôme

Spring is probably my favourite season (just not this spring in Toronto because it has been frigid). Shedding winter coats, flowers blooming, the promise of summer, my birthday, all good things. This love extends to beauty releases. I always love spring collections, they're just so pretty. This spring Lancôme launched a beautiful palette and I am excited to be sharing it with you here today.

New Products From Pur | Foundation & Palettes

Friday, 12 May 2017

pur cosmetics review

Every now and again I get the chance to try a new product, and that product just blows me away. Today I am excited to be sharing some new products from Pur with you. I'm pretty sure that this will be my first time talking about them on my blog, and let me tell you, I am impressed.

Meet Maggie & Winston

Thursday, 11 May 2017

introducing two kittens from different litters

Hi friends!

First off I want to thank all of you for sticking with me over this last month. Whenever my blogger friends feel burnout, or feel like they have too much on their plate I always tell them that real life comes first. Don't get me wrong, I love my blog and the community here, but real life comes first.

High Tea | Toronto's King Edward Hotel

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


high tea kind edward hotel review

So back in March I went to high tea with my cousin's wife. And it is now mid-May... but anyways high tea is a tradition and I doubt that the tradition has changed much in the last month and a bit. Just goes to show how far behind I fell because of moving (note to self: don't move again for a long while). So with that being said, today I will be sharing a bit about my high tea experience at one of Toronto's most popular locations!

I first went for high tea at the Guildwood Tea Room which was right next to my old high school. Sadly they closed recently, but they inspired in me a love for scones that I did not know was possible. 

At the King Edward Hotel (or King Eddy as it is known around here) we were presented with quite the tea selection. I went with a tropical green tea while my partner in crime opted for a delicate jasmine tea. 

high tea kind edward hotel review

Our first cup of tea was poured for us by our server. I found the service to be quite attentive and of course the decor was stunning.

high tea kind edward hotel review

Now... for the treats

high tea kind edward hotel review

I really dislike egg salad and any form of fish. I let our server know and he swapped those out for chicken salad and cucumber sandwiches, which was much appreciated. Once those were done we enjoyed some scones with Devonshire cream and jam. Once our scones were done it was on to dessert. Of course the mint chocolate macaron was delightful, but I loved the tart the most. 

high tea kind edward hotel review

Vicky being classy

high tea kind edward hotel review

Tea and yummy things

We enjoyed taking the time to eat, sip our tea and chat. While I think that any high tea would be lovely, I think the real difference maker is the company you have with you!

If you are interested in booking a tea reservation you can learn more here. It costs $49 (ish) per person.

Writing this post has me all excited for July when I will be going for tea at Fortnum & Mason in London. I never thought my boyfriend would be a high tea guy, but I think he is looking forward to doing something classy & British while in London. I am so excited to share some travel diaries with you soon!

If you are travelling to Toronto and are looking for something girly and relaxing I hope you will check out the King Eddy. And as always if you need ideas of things to do in Toronto, leave a comment.


I paid for this service with my own money. 

Lancome Juicy Shakers | Swatches and Review!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

lancome juicy shakers review piece of cake

Mid-April I was feeling so spring... and then May came and stole that away from me. Even though the cold has me down (seriously, a jacket and warm scarf and tights to work...) I know that it will soon be warm. And with warm weather I like to leave my mattes (or at least the super drying ones) in the drawer while I embrace gloss. I've found over the last few weeks that as my lip wardrobe transitions so does my day to day makeup, lately I have been reaching for tinted moisturiser (or nothing!), simple brows and a coat of mascara. I've been really loving this fresh faced feel, and these lippies from Lancome fit right in!

Pure + Simple Sheet Masks

Monday, 8 May 2017

Pure and simple sheet mask

I love a good sheet mask, and with all of the stress of moving and unpacking and settling in to my new routine, well let's just say that I have earned some time to relax. I admit that I have fallen behind on my reviews, but my hope is that I can catch up over the next few weeks and get back to my usual posting schedule. As a reward for sticking with me I will be posting some photos of my kitties!

LANEIGE | Two Toned Lip Bar

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

laneige two toned lipstick review

It didn't take long for K-Beauty makeup to jump to the North American market after the skincare started to pop up in stores. Recently both Benefit and Laneige have launched duo toned lipsticks. You can read my Benefit review here. Keep reading for my full review!