Sunday, November 27, 2016

Haul + First Impressions: Chloe Morello x Ciate Set

There's not a lot of new makeup I feel like I need in my life, but when I saw this holiday set, I knew I wanted it during the Sephora sale! I believe it's now sold out on Sephora but you can still get your hands on it on Ciate's website.

You may know Chloe Morello from Youtube and her signature look is halo eyes with matte lips. I feel like this set really allows you to achieve her style. It comes with a pouch, a lip stain, a mascara, and an eyeshadow palette with 15 shades. I've been using this set every day since I got it about 1.5 weeks ago so I'll be showing some swatches and my first impressions.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Vancouver in the Know: Staycation Ideas 2016

During the holiday times, it feels like every one is taking vacation. But with the crazy high prices, and cold weather in Canada, it may be better to take that money and have a staycation! My idea of a good staycation is splurging on something I wouldn't normally do. If you take the $150 you would spend on any basic hotel, it would get you a whole lot of fun in the city!

Check out my suggestions below and let me know if you have any good staycation ideas for Vancouver!

Luxury Winter Wonderland at Reflections

Reflections is the roof top bar at Hotel Georgia and is usually only open during the summer time. This year, they are transforming the area into a winter wonderland with holiday menus and cozy decor! I've always wanted to go in the summer but actually never visited as the drink prices are a bit out of my usual budget ($14-$16). However, if this is part of my staycation, this would be an amazing spot to splurge and enjoy a weekend out!

This is the first time that Reflections has done this, so don't miss out! They are unveiling their new look today and it will be open all the way until December 30. There will be Christmas trees, mistle toes, candles, and lots of heat lamps! I went with the media preview on a rainy night and I'm happy to report that I stayed toasty and dry!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Body Products for Winter! OGX + BVSpa + Mary Kay

Now that it's almost winter time, I really need to step up my body care as I have very dry skin! If you are starting to get flaky, make sure to spend some time after every shower to moisturize head to toe. There's a lot of new products that came out recently so I've rounded up new releases from OGX, BVSpa and Mary Kay to share some new body products for winter!

I love OGX hair care products and was so excited to hear that they are coming out with a body collection. The Argan Oil and the Biotin hair care collections are some of my favorite! I'm sure many of you have seen OGX in the hair care aisle before.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Introducing Fusion Beauty! Hair Growth Brow and Mascara?

One of the best things about blogging is discovering new products so it's always exciting when I introduce new brands to the blog! And today will be my first review of Fusion Beauty products! I've known them as the brand that sells the lash serum that stimulates lash growth. But they've slightly branched out and also created a few makeup products.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fresh Skincare Treasures Set

There's still time in the Sephora VIB sale! I'm sure many of you have already loaded up your cart and made some orders. But I'm here for a last minute recommendation on a holiday set by Fresh! This is the Skincare Treasures Set and contains 5 items to try out.

Fresh is very well known for their sugar lip balms and also their skincare. Usually the products are pretty expensive so the holiday sets are a great time to try out the brand at a better value. 

The set features a soy face cleanser, a sugar rose lip balm, a sugar face polish, and the lotus youth preserve face cream and eye cream. The outside packaging features a blue and gold lace detailing and a clear plastic casing so you can see the products. It would make a fantastic splurgey present! I'm now reusing the box as a storage container. The set costs $90CAD with a value of $119.  With 20% off, the set is only $72!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Products from GOSH: Review & Demo

If you've ever shopped at Shoppers, you might have noticed Gosh Cosmetics. It's a brand exclusive to Shoppers but with it's sleek black packaging, it can get lost in the aisles. Also, I'm surprised there's so little talk on the internet about them as they have some really decent stuff! A bunch of new products are added to their core collection, so I'm here today to give an overview!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Forever 21 Haul- Fall Fashion under $100

Recently I won a $100 gift card to Metrotown from Modern Mix Van (go check them out!). I wanted to get some new fall fashion pieces and wanted to get the most bang for my buck! I found a lot of pieces online at F21 that I liked in the sale section, but since it's final sale, I wanted to try in stores first.

At Metrotown, the F21 sale section is a gongshow! Items are so squished that you can't even move anything around. I quickly gave up after I found 2 tops that I liked and decided to just take a gamble and bought a gift card to spend the rest of my money online. But boy, I have learned my lesson.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Korres Skin Care: Wild Rose + Castanea Arcadia Collection

Korres is a really well known skincare brand that focuses on natural ingredients. No one can really pronounce Korres but I'll go with kor-rez. I remember wanting to try the brand but Sephora pulled them a few years ago. Now it's back at Shoppers Drug Mart and I'm excited to share with you some products that are new to the brand.

The Korres Wild Rose collection is one of their best sellers and this year they came out with two new items to supplement the collection.