My Every Day Products | February 2017

Tuesday 28 February 2017

february makeup favourites

This month I thought that rather than do a "monthly favourites" type of post that I would instead talk a bit about the products that I have been using basically all month for my everyday work makeup. While I may switch the look up a bit day to day (eyeliner? No eyeliner? Bold lip? A pretty gloss?) the products I reach for tend to pretty much stay the same. Now, of course I swap things in and out as seasons change and as I get new goodies. But if I had to say "This is what I used this month" well this photo would sum it up.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Repair & Canadian Launch

Monday 27 February 2017

Schwarzkopf Gliss shampoo and conditioner

Earlier this month I was invited to the Schwarzkopf Gliss Canadian launch in downtown Toronto. Not only did I leave with a pretty side braid and a handmade, framed sketch of myself, but I left with some new products to strengthen my hair that I am excited to be sharing here with you today!

Pink Shirt Day Concert at Vaughan Mills!

Sunday 26 February 2017

pink shirt day vaughan mills

Earlier this week I was invited by the team at Vaughan Mills to attend their first ever Pink Shirt Day concert! For those of you who don't know what Pink Shirt Day is, back in 2007 in a grade 9 boy was being bullied at a high school in Nova Scotia for wearing a pink shirt. Two fellow students bought 50 pink shirts at a discount supplier and handed them out to students the following morning. And as the story goes, the bullies were never heard from again. And while this story is beautiful and heartwarming, we all know that bullying continues to be a problem for our youth.

Something is Better Than Nothing | January & February Check In

Saturday 18 February 2017

weight loss journey

Kate Moss once said that "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"-- and well, I wouldn't know. I've never really thought of myself as skinny, though looking back at high school me I wish I could just sit her down and say your skinny, don't stop exercising, stay where you are, right now. Just maintain that. Gain 10 pounds if you want. But I digress. Somewhere between graduating high school and graduating university life got busy, exercise basically came to a halt, salad became fries, my blog took up more time (and hey, I only needed a pretty face for that anyways), school took up time, I was working a lot, my boyfriend lived three hours away... and yeah. And now I am here, feeling every muscle in my body a day after a workout, writing a post about my first month back on the healthy living track. I'm pretty determined, I know I can do it if I put my mind to it. I just need to do it.

CLARINS | Multi-Active Day & Night

Friday 17 February 2017

clarins multi active day and night cream

Clarins is a brand that is a bit newer to my skin care routine, but I have been so impressed by them in the months that I have been trying their products. You know about my love for their BB Detox Fluid, and today I am here to share with you the two products that I have been relying on in my skin care routine.

What I Learned At The National Bridal Show | & Pretty Pictures

Thursday 16 February 2017


toronto bridal show

As you may have saw on my social media, last weekend I was at the National Bridal Show. I had a blast presenting about skincare to brides with Simple, and wandering around the booths, snacking on samples and learning about some of the things I will need for when I am *actually* planning my wedding. Also! I got an idea of what a budget may look like, and what questions I should be asking.

PACIFICA | Super Kale Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday 15 February 2017


pacifica super kale shampoo and conditioner

Let me start this whole review with a few key facts. First, it takes something extra for me to feel excited to write a review on shampoo and conditioner. Second, I have a lot of hair and so I go through shampoo and in particular, conditioner at a faster rate than average. And third, I am picky when it comes to my hair products. With all of that in mind, it should mean something when I say that I seriously love this duo.

Bangkok Garden | Winterlicious 2017 (Gluten Free Friendly!)

Tuesday 14 February 2017

bangkok garden resturant

Last weekend my friend and sometimes blog photographer Brianna joined me at the National Bridal Show, and afterwards we went out for dinner. Now, I don't really have any food restrictions, so I don't often pay attention to the vegetarian/vegan/gluten free etc menu options. Let's just say that gluten and Brianna are not the best of friends, so in picking our Winterlicious restaurant for dinner, the gluten free options mattered to me. Keep reading for the details on our meal at Bangkok Garden!

Cold Winters & Tropical Drinks | Chic Choc Spiced Rum

Thursday 9 February 2017

chic choc spiced rum

We've been lucky with a mild winter in Toronto this year. But when the wind is snappy, wow do I ever start counting down the days until April or May. A few weeks ago I was in Cuba enjoying tropical drinks on the beach, so today I thought I would share one of my favourite tropical drinks to make at home.

Too Faced Sweet Peach | Collection & Look

Tuesday 7 February 2017


too faced sweet peach palette collection

Last summer Too Faced's Sweet Peach palette took the beauty world by storm...and I let it pass me by with a big "meh". At the time I had kind of expended my beauty budget, I was trying better to save my money, and warm eyeshadows weren't really a draw. Plus, I didn't really wear peach eyeshadows and honestly, I needed another eyeshadow palette like I needed a hole in my foot. And then, the palette sold out, and I felt nothing. And then, a month or so later, as fall started to set in, I started thinking that I kind of sorta wanted the palette, and that it would be kind of cool if they did a restock. AND, they did. But not just a restock, they made a whole new collection. Everybody was suffering peach fever, peach-a-modium, peach madness. And now I am here, with the whole collection and some thoughts to share with you.

My Go-To Work Products | Introducing Clarins Makeup

Wednesday 1 February 2017

clarins makeup

Clarins is one of those brands that I always figured was high quality, but while I was in school always figured it was for older women. Lots of neutrals, multi-purpose products, very skincare focused. None of that really mattered to me until I started working full time in an office. In the summer, the AC is blasting and I am cold and dry. In the winter the building is freezing so I have to turn on my small personal heater and then I am warm and toasty, and dry. Let's just say suddenly I cared a fair bit more about multi-purpose products. Oh and the other thing I care about for work? Pretty neutral looks. I've been playing with these products over the last month or two and am excited to be sharing my thoughts with you.