My Custom MAC Palette | March (Satin Taupe)

Thursday 31 March 2016


custom mac palette cost

Every month this year I am adding one shadow to my 15 pan MAC pro palette.  With prices dropping from $12 per pan to $8 per pan that just got a whole lot easier!  If you want to hear something crazy... single shadows remain $19.  So when buying your first MAC shadow you can either spend $10 on the palette, $3 on the plastic insert and $8 on the shadow, plus $8 for every additional shadow, or $19 each and every time.  You do the math.

Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salt Give-away!*

Wednesday 30 March 2016


Surprise (even to me!) I am doing another give-away!  Thank you all for entering my Spring give-away.  Our lucky winner was Sara R!  Dermalogica contacted me asking if I would like to do a give-away with them for my readers.  And of course the answer was yes!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation* | Perfect For Special Occasions

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation review

Estée Lauder's Double Wear Foundation* claims to offer a "15-hour, flawless foundation that stays looking fresh and natural through heat, humidity and non-stop activity.  I've been testing it over the last few weeks and am excited to share my thoughts, and photos (because ohmygosh this makes me look flawless) with you!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick | Pure Hollywood

Saturday 26 March 2016


Recently Anastasia Beverly Hills has been expanding their offerings at Sephora, much to my delight! I have long heard about how wonderful their liquid lipsticks are, and now I finally get to put them to the test!

Lush Easter | 2016 Collection

Friday 25 March 2016

lush easter collection pink egg glitter sparkle egg bath bomb

LUSH always knocks it out of the park when it comes down to their limited edition holiday releases. While their Mother's Day and Christmas collections are my all time favourites, their Easter 2016 collection, with its bright colours, completely caught my eye.  I picked up two bath products from this collection!  The perfect way to relax over this super long weekend.  These Easter Eggs are totally sweet and indulgent, but won't put the breaks on a healthy lifestyle!  If only the Easter Bunny hid these (maybe not the glitter one?) around my house... #goals

Paint It Pink | Sephora Favourites

Thursday 24 March 2016

paint it pink sephora favourites

As I have mentioned time and time again, Sephora Favourites are my absolute favourite gift sets to buy at Sephora.  They have great value, a mix of full size and deluxe mini sized products from a variety of brands.  This set is curated around the colour pink, and contains a mix of different products and brands.  The inclusion of a Beauty Blender makes my day, as does the mini Becca highlighter! Keep reading for my full review!

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani | Rock Steady

Tuesday 22 March 2016

urban decay gwen stefani rock steady lipstick

This purchase is proof that samples work.  In January I purchased the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani eye shadow palette (read my review here) and I honestly thought that would be my only purchase from that collection.  Well in the package there was a sample card with four limited edition lipsticks. For fun, I tried each one... and now we're here.  Keep reading for my full review!

Ikea Haul | My new room

Saturday 19 March 2016


ikea bedroom furniture

My Dad (who totally deserves an award!) took me to Ikea a few weeks ago.  Curious about what I got and how re-doing my room is going?  Keep reading!

My Life In Pictures | Last Weekend

Friday 18 March 2016


This summer I shared "My Life In Pictures: July" and I really enjoyed doing that.  This weekend I had a pretty fantastic weekend and I thought I would share with you.  I think partly the lovely weather made it so lovely, but also time with friends and loved ones.  So if you like tea, and hair cuts, keep reading!

IPSY | March 2016 Glam Bag

Thursday 17 March 2016

ipsy march 2016

This month's IPSY theme is "Hello Spring" and I must say, they did an excellent job.  They have really been stepping up their games lately, and this month was a huge win.  Want to learn more about what I got?  Keep reading!

Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Foundation & Brush*

Wednesday 16 March 2016

charlotte tilbury magic foundation

Is it foundation or is it magic?  Charlotte Tilbury just launched their five years in the making (could you imagine making a foundation for five years?!) foundation.  This foundation is anti-aging, build-able, and brightening.

My Trip To H&M Home in Toronto

Tuesday 15 March 2016


h&m home toronto

Last weekend I was at the Eatons Centre, and of course, had to pop in and check out H & M Home.  I was really hoping that it would be overpriced and overrated, you know, so I could say I had been there and that it totally wasn't worth it.  That I could walk in, and walk out with out any damage to my wallet.  That I wouldn't come out of there with a half dozen knicknacks because oh my gosh they were pretty.  Well...If you want to see what I did walk out with...keep reading.

MAC x Zac Posen | Darling Clementine

Monday 14 March 2016

MAC x Zac Posen Darling Clementine

Recently MAC has collaborated with New York designer Zac Posen to debut a make-up collection featuring bold and daring colours.  While I can't say I know much about this designer, when I saw that the collection featured a matte orange-red lipstick I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Step Into Spring GIVEAWAY!

Friday 11 March 2016

makeup giveaway 2016

Spring is *just* around the corner, and I am so ready to shed my parka and trade in my clunky winter boots for some cute spring flats.  To help celebrate the pending sunshine, flowers, and warmth I am hosting a giveaway!  Keep reading for more details on how you can win this awseome little prize I put together.

Julep | It's Whipped


julep it's whipped collection

In December Julep launched their take on the matte crème lipstick trend with the release of "It's Whipped.  This matte lip mousse is saturated, super long lasting and beyond flattering.  With reds, berrys, nudes and some pops of colour, their initial launch has something for everyone.

Sephora Favourites | Superstars

Wednesday 9 March 2016

sephora favourites superstars christmas 2015

Every year Sephora releases some great sets in time for Christmas that bring together some of their favourite brands.  This year I had a choice.  I could cough up $90 and review this set before Christmas, or my Mom could buy it for me as a gift and I could talk about it after Christmas.  So thanks Mom! While this set is no longer available, any of these products are around all year in their full size form.

The Liebster Award | On Blogging & Makeup


I was pleasantly surprised to find that Aubre of nominated me for "The Liebster Award" via a DM on Instagram!  Of course I am happy to participate-- this "award" is a great way to spread some blogging love, and for everybody to discover more people to follow! So thanks for nominating me Aubre-- can't wait to get answering!

Guest Post | Sarah from Workaday Beauty

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Today I am participating in the CBB Guest Post March Rotation!

makeup look pantone colours of year rose quartz serenity

Hello, I'm Sarah from Workaday Beauty. Alanna was kind enough to let me take over today as part of the Canadian Beauty Blogger guest post series and share a makeup look that is all about Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Mean Girls & Blogging Thoughts

Tuesday 1 March 2016

beauty blog mean girls

No movie defined my pre-teen years quite like Mean Girls.  It is probably the only movie I regularly quote, as in, my friends talk back and forth to each other in Mean Girls from time to time. Wednesdays?  We wear pink. I thought it would be fun to put together a post that combines some of my favourite Mean Girls quotes with how I sometimes feel about beauty blogging.  I hope you can relate!