18, 09, 2017

FEИTY BEAUTY

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You’ve all heard about this plenty of times now, but Rihanna finally released her much highly anticipated FEИTY BEAUTY line earlier this month. I actually made my purchases on the September 8th release date—fun fact: I first made an order online, but then got tempted into wanting more products so headed to Sephora that same day afterwards, lol). Although this was a more reasonably priced makeup line than most expected from RiRi, I still wanted to test these babies out for a week before giving my true thoughts on them to see if they really are worth all the hype. Read more »



16, 09, 2017

Graceful Cosmetics

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Although I love beauty subscription boxes, I admit that I don’t test out enough of them as I’d like to. Well I’ve been lucky, since I was recently sent over a subscription bag from Graceful Cosmetics to try out. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a monthly beauty subscription bag that has fun yet practical beauty and lifestyle products to play around with. Read more »



14, 09, 2017

Favouritism


One of the fun perks of being a beauty influencer/blogger is the advantage of brands reaching out to you to test out their products, and overtime you naturally get better at figuring out what works and what doesn’t work out for you. I believe it’s possible to see instant results with certain products, but long-term usage is how you really determine when a product is worth a say for anyone’s time or money. Perhaps the recent confusion in the weather’s high and low temperatures has also been a great factor on why I’ve been gravitating towards these treats. Read more »



12, 09, 2017

Wave, swave, curl

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As individuals we are often guilty and forgetful of how special we are—especially when it comes to beauty. Admiring other’s beauty is perfectly fine, but we can’t write ourselves off of the beauty we have as well. Instead of wishing for the things we had it’s a lot more empowering to embrace what we do have, and to learn how to enhance those one of a kind features. It took me a very long time to love my natural hair texture and to simply ditch the straightening iron so that I could let myself feel free again. Read more »



05, 09, 2017

Purple Urchin

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As we approach the fall it’s about that time again where beauty routines may change-up or get altered for the “warm one minute, and chilly the next” kind of weather for one of the most loved and popular seasons of the year. Purple Urchin came to the rescue and gave me a chance try out a few of their natural bath, body, and skincare products. Read more »



30, 08, 2017

A little cocoa

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It could be me but the transition from summer to fall can be a bit of a weird time. Factoring in that generally I’m no longer someone who stands out in the sun for long periods of time—plus having a very strange and late start to summer this year in my city hasn’t left a trace of a deep tan, so I’ve relied a lot on self-tanners to kick up my summer glow. Read more »



23, 08, 2017

Some Givenchy

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As someone such as myself who wasn’t born with luscious long voluminous eyelashes, finding those holy grail mascaras are a big beauty challenge. I believe no mascara—low-end or high-end—has really passed the ultimate test until they can help out and create something magically for naturally sparse lashes. Since finding my favourite mascaras that work well on my me, I’ve always been a fan of drugstore mascaras, but haven’t really given too many chances with the more expensive brands. Read more »