Wednesday, 19 October 2016

HOLIDAY 2016 PREVIEW | MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection

I have something to share with you... yesterday on my way home from work I was listening to Christmas music on my phone. Once Thanksgiving in Canada hits I am ready for the the holiday shopping, the gift buying, the music, you name it! Today I am here with my first holiday post, featuring MAC's 2016 Holiday Collection: The Nutcracker Sweet Collection. I have a few pieces to share with you and then some info about the rest of the collection.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

3rd Blogiversary Reflections & 3 Winner Giveaway!

canadian beauty blog giveaway

In October 2013 I was a student at U of T, very involved in my industry, and working towards all of my goals. I was also a bit burnt out. I felt like I was always doing something for future Alanna -- getting my papers done so future Alanna could get her degree, volunteering so future Alanna could have a job one day. I didn't feel like I was doing anything for 2013 Alanna. I ended up starting a blog. I didn't have any grand ideas (though getting a PR sample one day would be pretty cool!), I just wanted a space here 2013 Alanna could talk about her totally non serious hobby (makeup), take some nice pictures, and relax. Maybe learn some stuff about website management, mostly just write about makeup that I liked.


stila holiday 2016

Stila was my first liquid lipstick love, and they always put together a beautiful holiday collection. This year's collection is no exception, with some of their popular liquid lipstick minis, and a stunning new highlight palette. Today I am here with their Naturally Nude lipstick trio, and the Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

BURBERRY | Cat Lashes Mascara & Holiday Mini Set

burberry cat lash mascara honest review

There are some brands that just exude luxury, and Burberry without a doubt is one of them. I own a few of their lipsticks (hello Military Red!) and have always been impressed with their quality! That is why I was so delighted to find Burberry's newest mascara in my gift bag at a David Lackie event! Keep reading for my first impressions, review, and pictures!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

BECCA | Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector

2016 really has been the year of the highlighter, and I can't wait to see what next year has in store. A few weeks ago I was going through my highlight collection and while I noticed lots of soft golden hues I couldn't find a pink one in sight. Actually that's a bit of a lie. I have one pink highlighter. It came broken to bits in my Anastasia Beverly Glow Kit (review here). I don't have a functional pink highlight. A few days later this rose coloured beauty arrived on Sephora's website and some how magically arrived at my door a few days later with a spend $25 GWP, 3 free samples, and 4x the points.  Weird :)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

TOO FACED MELTED MATTE | Lady Balls, Queen B, Feelin' Myself

too faced melted matte review

It seems that every company is releasing their own liquid lipsticks this year! And while these babies aren't a new release, they are new to me! As we move from summer to fall I switch my lipsticks to mattes-- I just feel like they are more seasonal, you know? Today I am happy to be here with Lady Balls, Queen B and Feelin' Myself. Keep reading for a full review and swatches!

Road Trip Tips & FRAM Air Filters

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I live in Toronto, and don’t often have need for a car. My boyfriend lives a few hours out of the city and does have a car. One of our favourite ways to spend time together is taking a road trip. While usually we are just driving to his parent’s place in the country, we have driven to Boston & Cape Cod, Muskoka, Niagara, Buffalo and Ottawa together (some places more than once!). Today I will be sharing with you my top 5 tips for a great road trip, and a tutorial on how to chance out your cabin air filter.

Monday, 3 October 2016

My Christmas List 2016

christmas list 2016

In the coming weeks I will be sharing my gift buying guides with you including my top picks for stocking stuffers, and gifts for friends and family. In the process of curating these lists I have, of course, come up with a list of things I want for myself. I always keep a list on hand to share with grandparents, aunts and uncles. This list will probably grow between now and Christmas, but as it stands here is my wish list!