Dufferin Mall Shop Crawl | Swag Bag

Saturday 31 October 2015


Earlier this month I had the pleasure to attend Chick Advisor's Dufferin Mall Shop Crawl!  For a more detailed review of the actual event, check out my post about it here.  Today I am excited to share a review of their (fantastic) swag bag!  Valued at about $170 this bag features everything from make-up to skin care to mini dry shampoo!  What more could a girl ask for?

Too Faced | Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush*

Monday 19 October 2015

p.s. Today is Election Day here in Canada.  So, if you haven't already voted go do it!  Your boss must permit you 3 hours off (if needed) in order for you to get to the polls.  So really, no excuses!  Not sure who to vote for?  Make sure you read multiple news papers for a balanced perspective, and don't forget to research your local candidates.  After all, they will be representing you at the local level and will be a voice in caucus, on committees and in the House of Commons.  Okay, now that you have promised to vote... back to the make-up. 

Too Faced Love Flush Blush

Recently I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to test out Too Faced's new(ish) blushes: Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush.  These blushes are about the size of the palm of your hand and come in a pretty heart shaped compact.  In high school I would always covet their classic Sweethearts Classic Flush Blush, and I am so excited that they have added a new line of heart shaped blushes.  

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream | Morocco, Istanbul, Athens & Addis Ababa

Sunday 18 October 2015

NYX soft matte lip creme

Sometimes you find a great drug store product that makes you fall instantly in love.  Other times you find a product that stirs up such a sense of wanderlust that you simply need to buy every colour named after a place you long to go.  And, every once in a while you find a product that fits both those criteria, while also being on sale.  This my friends, was one of those times.

Dufferin Mall Shop Crawl | Part 1

Friday 16 October 2015

On Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend the #DufferinMallShopCrawl put on by the lovely ladies at Chick Advisor.  Because talking about their (amazing) swag bag and my (amazing) haul would be way too much for one post I have decided to split it up.  Today I am talking about my experience and next week I am going to follow up with a review of my swag bag.

I will admit that I went into this experience with a tiny bit of trepidation.  For context, I live in the far east end of Toronto, and this event was taking place in the mid west end.  After a long day at work I started my commute in the opposite direction from home and then walked 5 minutes in the drizzling rain to arrive at the Dufferin Mall.  I checked in and plotted my route to maximize time in the stores I really wanted to shop in.  In short, I could spend an eternity at Winners, so I decided to end my trip there.

Christmas Gifts | Volume 1

Thursday 15 October 2015


Taken at the Distillery District Christmas Market 2013

There are only seven more Fridays until Christmas!  Where did the year go?  Wasn't it *just* Christmas?  Funny how as a kid you can't wait to see what you get for Christmas, but as an adult you can't wait to give?  Well clearly I am adulting hardcore this year because currently my gift list is pretty short (more on that later) but my list of gifts to give is always growing!

IPSY | September 2015

Sunday 11 October 2015

ipsy september 2015

This month my IPSY bag came in a pretty warm brown textured bag.  This is one of the more subtle bags I have received, and I think it is spot-on for fall.  I love that this one matches my fall scarves and coats-- It will be getting some use over the next few months!  This month I was pleased with my bag.  Not head over heels, but pleased.

Introducing the Beauty Department at H & M*

Friday 9 October 2015


When I first heard that H & M was totally re-vamping their beauty line up I was pretty interested.  H & M is in the fast fashion industry, which means they produce things cheap, and they produce them fast.  When trends change, H & M can turn on a dime.  In the beauty world this really excites me because I know that when trends change H & M will be among the first to know.  H & M was kind enough to send some products my way and I am excited to share my thoughts with you!

My Scent Memory | Mr. Bubble Cologne Spray by the Demeter Fragrance Library*

Wednesday 7 October 2015


Mr. Bubble Cologne Spray by the Demeter

Recently I received this delightful scent as a part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network.  The challenge?  Review this product, and post about a scent memory that I associate with it.  You mean I get to smell bubbles and have test it by spraying it around? OKAY!

Best Bite Rewind | Christmas Set

Monday 5 October 2015

This set appears to be out of stock on Sephora's Canadian website, however check back often because you never know!

Best Bite Rewind Christmas Set

For the last few Christmases Bite has released a set of four minis in a little tin.  I passed on last season's set because it was too similar to the year before, however this year each lip crayon had a matte creme finish...so you know.  I simply had to have it!  This set retails/ed for $29 CAD at Sephora, making it an affordable way to test out some great colours.