Nail Art with Essence Gel Polish*

Monday 30 November 2015

essence gel nail polish

Last spring when I was in Europe I had the chance to check out some drug stores in Germany.  While there I grabbed a few of Essence's gel polishes, a base coat and a top coat, worried that they would never reach Canadian stores.  Well they did-- and in the process they revamped their entire (already excellent) nail polish collection.  The Base Coat and Top Coat each retail for $4.49. with the nail polishes retailing for $2.99.  You can read my first review here

My Top Picks | Christmas Gifts Under $30

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Christmas gift guide for friends and family

Exactly one month to go until Christmas Eve! Where did Fall go?! I am really excited to say that I have finished 95% of my Christmas shopping!  The only thing missing?  A gift for my boyfriend-- because he changes his mind every day! I wanted to make a little post of my favourite things I have seen (and bought) while meandering through the mall in hopes of inspiring some last minute (is it really last minute?  I just love Christmas shopping) shoppers.

Sephora Favourites | Give Me Some Lip

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Lip

Sephora Favourites makes some of my favourite holiday sets.  And, while I have had this set for a little while (is it holiday shopping if I purchase it in October?  September?) I am finally ready to review it.  This set has been in and out of stock, but I still think a review is worthwhile since all of these products can be purchased individually in their full size should you be interested.  So, let's get going.

Two New Brushes | Eco Tools & Real Techniques*

Friday 13 November 2015


So I have been beauty blogging for just over two years now.  And on brushes, two things come to mind.  First, that they are always a heck of a lot harder to review than I give them credit for/  And, second, that you have to try them out for more than simply how they are advertised.  Let me explain...

Christmas | Too Faced Melted Mini Set

Thursday 12 November 2015

Too Faced Melted Mini Lipsticks

Can you believe that Christmas is finally in the air?  I know today in Toronto is a little soggy and less than nice, but with my red cup from Starbucks filled with hot tea, and over half of my Christmas shopping completed (I know, right!) I think I am finally in the mood to review some holiday sets.  Now, I went a little crazy during the Sephora VIB Sale (hello 20% off everything in sight) and I will be posting about my haul once it all arrives (please don't hate me mail man!).  I actually ordered this before the sale because I didn't want to miss out on it.  Long story short, I love the set.  Keep reading for the full break down!