20/ 09/ 17

Serum antidote

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Once you dive and explore more into the world of skincare you come to the realization that you’ve been missing out on quite a few steps in your routine that could benefit your complexion. Serums were something I didn’t think could make a huge difference so I avoided them pretty much throughout most of my 20s—on top of that, I had [and still have] oily skin so the last thing on my mind was to add more oil to my face. Over time I’ve learned that serums weren’t the enemy, in fact, they’ve been nothing but life-changing to my skin. Read more »



18/ 09/ 17

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/ 17

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/ 17

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/ 17

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 »



08/ 09/ 17

Home

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As the saying goes—home is where the heart is. We spent time making our home into a place that we personally consider warm and welcoming, yet with a lot of character that best represents us and our tastes. A home isn’t always built instantly and can change and/or evolve over the course of months or even years. Finishing touches such as colours, fabrics, and other furnishings such as decorations, rugs, and furniture play a huge part in our space.  How we utilize them and create the “at home” atmosphere in every room is up to us. Read more »



05/ 09/ 17

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 »