Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau De Parfum

Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eau de Parfum Review

Enter a world of complementary contradiction: light + dark, vulnerable + empowered, Saint + Sinner, a personal story told through scent inspired by Kat Von D’s own duality. Discover the only fragrances that celebrate the two sides within all of us. 

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phase Lip Oil Review

Shake It, Twist It, Love It.

Lancome Juicy Shaker is a pigment infused bi-phase lip oil. This bi-phase formula combines the active relief of nourishing oils with the revitalizing power of colour pigments. The lightweight oil instantly melts into the lips leaving them soft, radiant and comforted. The Lancome Juicy Shaker is the first lip cushion applicator with a surprising and addictive pillow-soft feel.

Shiseido S.O.S. Sun Kit

Shiseido S.O.S. (Save Our Skin) Kit featuring Shiseido Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce, Shiseido Ultimate Cleansing Oil, Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 40 Review

Whether it's summertime sunshine or winter wonderland, applying SPF is a must! I'm not going to lie, applying sunscreen before or after makeup application can be a hassle and sometimes sunscreen can feel sticky. That's why I always try to find makeup products that include SPF. 

Shiseido has come out with Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, a foundation meets sunscreen product that enhances a natural, athletic look. Their unique Japanese technology means the more sweat produced the stronger the sun protection. 

Favourite Five Canadian Beauty Brands

Favourite Five Canadian Beauty Brands

Oh Canada! There are many homegrown talents that are making international headlines, from musicians, actors to designers and even beauty brands. Did you know MAC Cosmetics was founded in Canada? It is now one of the top three global makeup brands. 

There are so many Canadian beauty brands out there and you best bet that I'm proud of each and every one of those companies, whether they're locals or have made it international. I have a long list of favourite Canadian beauty brands, but I thought I should just list five that I admire. As well, give a shout out of a product from each that I consider a holy grail. 

Flickable Lip Gloss

Review and Swatches of Flickable Lip Gloss. Available exclusively at Hudson's Bay.

An award winning lip gloss that comes in five unique and vibrant flavors, vegan and cruelty-free, Flickable is made with the highest quality standards, delivers one-of-a-kind results and has finally arrived in Canada, sold exclusively at Hudson's Bay! 

Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches

Dare to go nude with pure gold! Create 13 eyeshadow looks from one palette. The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette features 12 expertly curated shades for custom eye makeup looks. From sparkling gold and shimmering nude to gilded smoke and aubergine spark, the 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for creating versatile eye looks.

Maybelline Brow Precise Perfecting Hightlighter

Maybelline Brow Precise Perfecting Hightlighter Review in 300 Light

Maybelline's Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter shapes and accentuates brows for a polished total brow look. The creamy highlighter and angled tip applicator delivers shaped and highlighted brows in a few strokes.

Maybelline Facestudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit

Maybelline Facestudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit Review and Swatch

Go beyond the highlight for vibrant and dimensional statement cheeks. Maybelline's Facestudio Master Blush Colour & Highlight Kit delivers unlimited artistry in a beautifully curated collection of blushes and highlighter for a versatile cheek palette perfect for draping. Use each shade alone or mix & match to create a custom cheek colour.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

 Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation Review in 128 Warm Nude

Want the perfect foundation fit? It's all about matching skin tone and texture. Ideal for normal to oily skin, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation's exclusive formula with micro-powders controls shine and blurs pores. It also mattifies and leaves a natural, seamless finish.

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick in Almond Rose Review Swatch

Warm up to the perfect matte nude lip! 

Maybelline's Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nude Lipstick features warm, golden pigments that enrich natural lip colour. Pucker up to radiant, confident colour that highlights one's natural beauty.

ChickAdvisor Unboxing: Maybelline New York

Maybelline is a brand I would consider as a well-known brand for all ages. It was one of the first brands I gravitated towards when I first got into makeup and I'm sure the same goes for a handful of others. Inexpensive and incredible quality, Maybelline has definitely extended their makeup line to include everything for everyone.

ChickAdvisor Unboxing - Maybelline New York

From their iconic mascara (I'm talking about you, Great Lash Mascara) to introducing the latest beauty products, I'm always excited to see what Maybelline has in store for me. And thanks to ChickAdvisor, I have the opportunity to test out some Maybelline products that I may or may not have seen or heard about.

Check out the unboxing below and prepare yourself as I will be doing something on this blog I've never done before.

Let's Get Steamy!

Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer ReviewIf I told you that I still iron my clothes using my Mom's 80's clothes iron that has no advance tech to it and trust that it won't burn my clothes, would you laugh? Probably. That's why I avoid buying clothes that can be easily wrinkled. And the clothes in my closet that are wrinkled? Those rarely get worn or I would use a hair straightener to avoid taking out the iron and pulling out the ironing board.

That all changed thanks to Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam with Dual Heat Technology Handheld Fabric Steamer. This user friendly stand-up design, built-in creaser, and aluminium plate steamer made me say goodbye to the ol' iron! It's quick and easy to use with just 2 settings (standard and turbo) and heats up in 40 seconds. It also saves times and money, works on most types of garments and fabrics, and no chemicals are needed as you just add water.

New Hair & Style

How To Style Medium Length Hair. V-Shaped Layered Hair Curled using Conair Infiniti Pro 1 Inch Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron

Goodbye lob! 3 years ago, I donated my hair and with that came a short bob haircut. It was definitely different because I never had short enough hair that I wasn't able to tie into a ponytail. Since then, whenever I was due for a cut, I would ask for a shorter lob-style because the style was growing on me (haha, get it?!). This time around, I was over it. So I opt for a subtle v-shaped layered cut.

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Find out how to clean makeup brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes are just as crucial as doing the house chores. So much so, I integrate cleaning makeup brushes into my weekly routine. 

But that wasn't always the case, during the early years of applying makeup, I never washed my makeup brushes. I didn't use a lot of brushes but can you imagine all that build-up over time from the ones I have used? Yikes! 

The wake-up call happened while watching a talk show and the beauty expert on the show mentioned cleaning makeup brushes regularly. I went ahead and started cleaning the brushes. Once they were dried, there was a huge difference - they looked new again and felt much cleaner. Since then, no brush gets left in the dirt! 

wet n wild Lash Renegade Mascara

wet n wild Lash Renegade Mascara Review

Want lashes that break the rules? Wet n wild's new multi-dimensional mascara does just that! With a cutting edge brush that catches every lash and a killer formula that volumizes, curls, lengthens and defines, going rogue never looked so gorgeous.

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Beauty Balm BB Cream

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Beauty Balm BB Cream Light/Medium Review

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Beauty Balm BB Cream is #InstantPerfection! This ultra-lightweight formula glides on effortlessly. It also instantly smoothens and rebalances skin with dual-sphere particles that absorb oil but not moisture for perfectly balanced skin and a smooth semi-matte finish. Complexion is instantly selfie-ready!

Benefit Cosmetics - they're real! double the lip

Benefit Cosmetics they're real! double the lip Review Swatch Pink Thrills

Get fuller-looking lips in one easy stroke with Benefit's they’re real! double the lip. This lip liner and lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing colour for the appearance of volume and dimension. This satin finish lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibly fuller, sexier lips. 

My Fave: Shampoo and Conditioner

My Fave: Shampoo and Conditioner. Find out which brand is my all time favourite Shampoo and Conditioner duo!

I have posted a few shampoo and conditioner reviews on the blog. However, when I'm not testing hair care products or if product did more harm than good, I always go back to this shampoo and conditioner duo. 

wet n wild Perfect Pout Collection

Fall in love with wet n wild’s 1st EVER gel lip balms and liners!

Looking for smooth, long-lasting, moisturized lips with a hint of shine and a high-colour payoff? Wet n wild’s new Perfect Pout collection is calling your name! The brand’s new duo for ultimate performance and comfort are both specially formulated with a gel complex that delivers a sheer, glossy finish without tugging or dragging for fuller, more defined lips. 

INGLOT Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow

INGLOT Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow collection, review, and swatches.

INGLOT Aquastic is a water-based cream eye shadow that ensures a long lasting effect with a subtle or stronger shine depending on the application. Even with a minimal amount, it provides strong coverage.

And thanks to its water-based formulation, even though it is long lasting, the product is easy to remove, even with plain water.

Aquastic comes in 10 shades, ranging from silvers and golds to rose, blue and green.

wet n wild Photo Focus

wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation Concealer Pressed Powder Collection Review

wet n wild’s new Photo Focus Collection features no-flashback technology. Question, what is Flashback? Answer: Flashback is when white particles in face makeup reflect light released by flash photography, creating a white cast in photos.

Based on panel test results, 700 selfies later in different light conditions from clear blue sunlit sky to nightclub lighting, wet n wild Photo Focus foundations, powders and concealers will guarantee photo-perfect pictures anytime and anyplace! So kiss photo flashback goodbye!

wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks

First impression review and swatches from wet n wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks in 922B Coral Corruption, 923B Pink Really Hard, 924B Rebel Rose

Get ready for a purrfect, long-lasting pout with wet n wild's new Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks! With vivid, long-wearing colours, this weightless, fragrance-free formula glides on glossy and dries to a high-pigmented matte finish, providing comfortable wear.

wet n wild Au Naturel Palette

wet n wild Au Naturel Palette in 754A Nude Awakening Review and Swatches

Get a little risque and go au naturel! 

If you're searching for the perfect eyeshadow palette that provides an array of rose gold shades, look no further than wet n wild Color Icon Au Naturel 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Awakening. 

Warm Winter Wardrobe featuring JORD

It may be February but from the looks of it, the weather isn't warming up as quick as I would like it to be. But if it means I can bundle up in cozy wear, then I guess my spring wardrobe can wait another day. 

Warm Winter Wardrobe featuring JORD Wood Watch in Reece Golden Camphor and Khaki

Many would argue the lack of fashionable choices during the winter season hence the anticipation of spring. Fret not, bundling in a comfy wardrobe doesn't mean cutting ties with style. Keep reading to see how you can win a little something to boost your winter wardrobe woes. 

wet n wild 2017 Collection

wet n wild 2017 collection

Inexpensive, cruelty-free, PETA approved and currently 85% of their products are vegan?! Say no more, wet n wild is everything we love and more! 

BITE Beauty: Amuse Bouche + The Lip Pencil

BITE Beauty The Lip Pencil in 020 and 044 and Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb and Whiskey first impression review and swatches.

Pucker up with BITE Beauty! Highly pigmented, trend-forward colour palettes, BITE's hydrated formulas are infused with food-grade ingredients - that way your lips feel as gorgeous as they look and good enough to eat.

Dressed Up: Chinese New Year

Red, gold, and luck all over. Chinese New Year is fast approaching. Preparations for the big day are being finalized and that includes having a brand new outfit ready from head to toe. 

In Chinese culture, colour plays a huge role, symbolically, red means good fortune and joy and gold means good luck. So incorporating the two colours during this festive time is a must! I picked out some outfits at H&M that I thought would fit right in with the theme of Chinese New Year (as well as Valentine's Day). Check them out and let me know your favourite outfit. And feel free to tag me over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram your festive outfit! 

Garnier Fructis: Sleek & Shine

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo, Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Serum Review

Hair is almost entirely made up of protein, which gives hair its strength. The all new, paraben-free Fructis formulas with Active Fruit Protein™ is an exclusive combination of citrus protein, Vitamins B3 & B6, fruit & plant-derived extracts and strengthening conditioners, are designed for healthier, stronger hair.

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner are infused with Moroccan Argan Oil and apricot to soak deep into hair and smooth each strand. Conditions deeply to stay sleek with frizz control and smoothes the surface for hair that is so much shinier. Proven to perform smoother hair by 10x, frizz-free for 3 days and resistant even in 97% humidity. 

Pure Leaf Home Brewed Hot Teas

Wake up or wind down with a steaming hot cup of tea. Pure Leaf believes that every cup of tea should be an aromatic, delicious and authentic experience. Brewing loose tea can transform the tea experience from a habit to a moment of sensory creativity and indulgence. 

Hello, 2017!

As 2016 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the past 12 months. 

I must say, 2016 had been a year of growth and that I have conquered a lot. I have rebranded, rediscovered and rejuvenated. I met a handful of people throughout the year that taught me lessons I never knew and skills I never knew I had. Relationships were built. Opportunities were presented and taken. Feelings were shown and cared. 

New adventures awaits, as 2017 arrives. Happy New Year!

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