Nail It before the party

Time is ticking before 2015 comes ringing and nails are still bare? Worry no more. Here are my top 5 recommendations for quick, easy, gorgeous looking nails that will last well into the new year!

Don't waste time or money going to a nail salon. Instead, head on over to a drugstore and grab a hold of these beauties that will easily transform your bare nails into decorative ones within minutes (with little to no drying time)!

Quick fast nail solutions for when you are in a hurry Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Revlon Top Speed

'Tis The Season To Wear...

'Tis the season! As mentioned in a previous post, I love winter fashion. From cozy soft to sparkling glam, it is my favourite time of year! While shopping for gifts, I stumbled on a few favourites at H&M and decided to share my picks that will go perfect for the winter break/holiday season.

Look 1: In the spirit

If you like to be in the spirit of the holidays, ugly (Christmas) sweaters are probably THE way to show everyone you are ready to deck the halls! This Santa sweater is PERFECT for Christmas Eve and Christmas day (especially if you are not into wearing PJs all day).

Holiday Outfit H&M Christmas Santa

Sweatshirt with a print | Superstretch treggings in Black | Wool-blend knee socks

Whimsical Winter Outerwear

Whether you like it or not, winter is here! I wouldn't call winter my absolute favourite season (autumn takes that title), but I do consider it to be my most loved fashion season. Besides cozy knits, faux-fur and leg warmers, I also have a strong love for coats and boots. Most would say a jacket or coat ruins an outfit. I say no, it's double the fashion, double the fun!

My collection of outerwear continues to grow but here are my most beloved:

Winter Outerwear RW&CO Wrap Coat Aritzia Wilfred Wool Tapestry Rectangle Scarf
Wrap Coat: RW&CO | Wool scarf: Wilfred (Aritzia)

Celebrating 22

Cue Taylor Swift - 22

Anyone who turned 22 since Taylor's single "22" was released had this song played, sung by, and probably had the lyrics floating around their social media messages. In my case, yes, yes, and yes! I guess you can say it's the anthem when you hit 2-2, next to "Happy Birthday".

Another year older with moments to fill, starting with celebrations.

New Makeup by One Direction Review

The holidays are right around the corner and Makeup by One Direction has released another limited edition collection. You may remember in the previous collection, they had a little bit of everything to fulfill your perfect makeup look. This time they came out with prestige makeup sets, perfect for those who are simply mascara, lip gloss, or nail polish fanatics. Might I add, they make wonderful stocking stuffers for those One Directioners!

Makeup by One Direction Review Swatch

Here's your first look, reviews, and swatches at the new collection.

A Love Story: Influenster Nation

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, I do. It doesn't necessarily have to be a person, it can be a pet, a hobby, clothing item, even a community. There was a moment I realized it was more than what it was supposed to be, there was something special, glowing, electrifying and I was head over heels. It stole my heart, showered me with surprises, hosts the coolest parties, my circle approved and the list goes on! I have mentioned it a couple of times on the blog and now I'm going to share with you everything there is to know about this charmer because it's a keeper!

Allow me to introduce to you Influenster an online community of trendsetters, social media hotshots, educated consumers who give opinions on products and experiences and my go-to source for everything from product reviews to connecting with others.

Influenster Nation

A beauty, isn't it?

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial

With a touch of a button, the revolutionary KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that will instantly transform your straight locks into beautiful, long-lasting curls with ease. The InstaWave is a 1" barrel which is ideal for almost on all hair lengths and types. Retailing for $59.99, the InstaWave is available at Target, Ulta, Amazon and Walmart.

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial

  • Diamond-Ceramic Ionic Technology - Infusion of diamond and ceramic particles enhanced durability while maintaining ionic effects for healthy, shiny styling results and reduce frizz and damage.
  • Easy to use, from any angle, with any hand
  • 2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420°F
  • Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions
  • Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial

The KISS InstaWave is as easy as 1-2-3 and here's proof:

First, plug in and turn on the InstaWave by sliding on your desire heat temperature setting (Low setting for looser curls or waves and High setting for tighter curls or spirals) and wait for the indicator light to change from red to blue.

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial

Before starting, remember to brush your hair and spray a little heat protection.If convenient, section off your hair.

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial
Inner curl (pictured above): Placing hair behind the barrel

1 - Hold InstaWave vertically, take 1 to 2 inch section of hair and place it onto the barrel of where you want your curl to start. (DO NOT hold InstaWave horizontally!)

2 - Press the Directional switch either left or right, and let the InstaWave instantly and automatically catches and curls the hair. Continue holding the button until your hair is completely around the barrel. Then release the button and allow the barrel to heat and curl your hair.

*TIP: The longer your hair is heated, the tighter the curl will be.
  • 3-5 seconds on Low setting: Looser curls or waves
  • 4-8 seconds on Low or High setting: Medium curls
  • 6-10 seconds on High setting: Tighter curls or spirals

3 - Guide the InstaWave straight down to release curl from barrel And REPEAT! Don't forget to switch between curling right and curling left to create the most natural looking curls!

KISS InstaWave Review and Tutorial
Outer curl (pictured above): Placing hair in front of the barrel

I used High heat and allowed the curls to sit for about 6-8 seconds before pulling down the InstaWave. I did not brush out my hair or used any hairspray. Normally, after styling, I apply hairspray to keep my hair in place throughout the day. But for review purposes, I decided to leave it as is and see how it goes from there. And here was what my hair looked like right after it was finished.

5 hours later...

11 total hours later...

Overall, I love this new heating hair tool! It seemed a bit tricky at first but after a few trial and errors the InstaWave is quite easy and fun to use. My first experience took me a while with hair spinning in all different directions and frustration leading me into thinking I rather use a regular curling iron. After a few uses I was able to get my hair curled within 10 minutes. I thought it was much better than a regular curling iron because it seemed quicker, my fingers were never close to getting burnt (since you're not touching the barrel, at all) and I was able to get perfect curls all around, even at the back of my head, without trouble.

*Please note: I have been told by KISS Hair Appliances, the sound the InstaWave makes when it is plugged in, is caused by the circuit to drive the motor. However, it has no safety issues.

What are your thoughts on the InstaWave? Would you consider purchasing this hair appliance? Does it seem as though the InstaWave is easier than other innovative heat curlers in the market? Let me know in the comments below.

For more information, tutorials, and where to purchase, visit KISS InstaWave website at

Disclaimer: Product complimentary from KISS Hair Appliances for testing/review purposes. Views expressed are of my own.

NEW Makeup by One Direction Giveaway! [CLOSED]

The holidays are right around the corner and Makeup by One Direction has released another limited edition collection. You may remember in the previous collection, they had a little bit of everything to fulfill a makeup look. This time they came out with prestige makeup sets, perfect for those who are simply mascara, lip-gloss, or nail polish fanatics. Stay tune for more information and a review post in the upcoming weeks!

The New Makeup by One Direction collection will be available in select stores starting November 15.

Here's your first look at the new collection and find out how you can win a limited edition makeup set.

MiB Awards Nominee

Christina has been nominated in the MiB Awards 2014 for Best Canadian Blog in the Beauty and DIY/Craft category. Feel free to take a quick second and click the images below to vote! You will be entered to win 1 of 3 Clarisonic Special Edition Hollywood Lights Mia 2!

Greatly appreciated and much love,

Halloween Home Decor

Halloween Home Decor DIY Craft Celebrate October Pumpkin Party

Halloween is just around the corner and it can be difficult and time consuming to decorate a lovely home into a spooky-friendly one. Sure, purchase everything from your nearest party supply shop or dollar store and call it done. Not only will it be costly but it will lack originality. You want to impress your guest, let them see your personality through the decorations and an added bonus, without you having to break the bank!

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Dove has always been a well-known brand to me since childhood. From their original beauty bar soap to their amazing Real Beauty mission over the years. They are truly a brand I will love eternally.

With that type of love, it's hard not to dive in and try their latest product. The last time I tried a Dove shampoo and conditioner was several years ago when they released their "Go Fresh" line. I loved the Grapefruit and Lemongrass beauty bar soap that I went ahead and tried the shampoo and conditioner therapy. And boy did they make me feel refreshingly happy! (I believe they have discontinued the "Go Fresh" shampoo and conditioner as well as the Grapefruit and Lemongrass scent.) Since then I have been using other branded shampoo and conditioners but recently stumbled on a travel size of Dove Advanced Hair Series and decided to give it a go.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture
Shampoo and Conditioner Travel Size - 30mL

New York Color Expert Last Lipstick

"The NYC Expert Last Lipstick is moisturizing, comfortable and longwearing. Plummy shades standing alongside true reds, next to creamy peaches, there is a wide range of shades developed to match every mood and style! With benefits including: up to 6 hour wear, long-lasting shine, amplified colour, velvety and glamorous finish, perfectly outlines lips, and doesn't feather or bleed."

With 20 different shades, I thought it would be fun to try out the NEW NYC New York Color Expert Lipsticks. I headed over to my local drugstore and picked up two shades and I am loving them!

New York Color NYC Expert Last Lipstick
20 different shades to choose from!

Organize Your Nail Polish Collection

How to Organize Your Nail Polish Collection Different Ways

Nail polish. Those who have them, love them. And those who love them, probably have a beloved collection. But a collection comes with finding ways to store and organize those beauties without the hassle of searching through every bottle when it comes time to paint. Because let's be honest, no one wants to spend time searching for a colour, when all we want to do is paint our nails and relax. Also, with a collection big or small, it is sometimes hard to remember what colours you have and don't have. You may possibly end up with duplicates, as I have.

Here are some different ways to store and organize your nail polish with an outcome that will put you at ease.

Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10

You have probably heard about BB cream for the face, then there was BB cream for the body, now there is BB Crème for the... hair?! That's right! Pantene has introduced a simple solution for flawless hair! Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème Collection.

Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 Review

Every head of hair is different, from how often it needs to be cleansed to how deep it needs to be conditioned. But every hair care routine can benefit from a hair treatment boost, and Pantene has plenty of them that are designed to work with your shampoo and conditioner. Their new Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème packs 10 solutions into every bottle:

  • Repair for rough hair
  • Strength against damage
  • Silky softness
  • Brilliant shine
  • Smoothing
  • Moisture
  • Frizz control
  • Heat protection
  • Manageability
  • Tamed fly-aways

10-in-1 multi-tasker that repairs, smoothes, boosts shine and more. All those fixes in one bottle sounds too good to be true. But they are very true! Continue reading to find out how you can save on Pantene products!

Daily Skin Care Routine

Daily Skin Care Routine

Skin care has always played an important role in my life, as it should be for everyone. You may not notice any dirtiness but your skin is exposed to dirt everyday. If not cleaned regularly, dirt builds up and causes the skin to damage. When I mention "clean", I don't simply mean to wash your face with water. Although it is a great start to wash your face with water the moment you come home, it won't remove all the dirt that has been sitting on your face all day long. Start off slow, find the right products and build your way to a manageable routine.

Ever since I was little I have always taken care of my skin by washing my face followed by moisturizing with Nivea Creme. Eventually, my simple routine turned into a line of products. I used to have normal skin, then normal-to-dry and now oily-combination. Besides skin type, my face is often dehydrated and with acne, breakouts, dryness and redness appearing occasionally.

Skin changes, product ingredients change, products discontinue, recommendations and samples pile up. Most products were recommended by skin care consultants while others were found through trial and error. Needless to say, I finally found the right products that work best for me at the moment without any allergic reactions.

Julep Maven Fall Neutrals

This was my very first Julep purchase and I was quite surprised. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Julep as a whole. And because this was a free promotional Welcome Box (with the shipping payment of $2.99 USD), I thought I would give their subscription service a try.

The Julep Maven Fall Neutrals Box was unexpected. When I think of "Fall Neutrals", the thought of browns, grays, olives and beige come to mind. Nonetheless, I love the colours and products that were picked out for this month.

Julep Maven Fall Neutrals Review Swatch

Autographed Makeup by One Direction Giveaway [CLOSED]

Autographed Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

The anticipation is over! The limited edition Makeup by One Direction collection is now available in most department stores and online at! But how would you like to win the amazing collection, autographed by One Direction?! Continue reading to find out how to enter!

Makeup by One Direction celebrates a fun, unique and youthful style with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. With a range of makeup and cosmetic products packaged in a limited edition collectible tin box, each inspired by the band's chart topping albums, the collection is for everyone, given its affordable price point.

For additional information, check out my previous blog posts about the collection as well as my review and swatches!

Autographed Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

Autographed Makeup by One Direction Review Giveaway

Now, for the moment you have been waiting for. Enter daily for your chance to win one limited edition Makeup by One Direction collection, autographed by none other than the boys themselves!

Autumn Attire

September is just around the corner and whether it is back to school, work, or just a regular day, a new season means it is time for a change in wardrobe.

Autumn is probably my favourite season with its cool breeze, colourful leaves everywhere, pumpkin spice lattes and of course, fall fashion! Although I enjoy summer and everything that comes with it; long nights, barbecues, juicy refreshing fruits (and smoothies), shorts and dresses, I cannot wait until the weather shifts. Just thinking of all that fun fall frenzy gets me excited. And because I love fashion and I cannot contain my excitement, I decided to browse through the sites of H&M and Zara and pick out some of my favourite pieces to style and share.

As trendy as one can be, I like to look for classic pieces that can be mixed and matched accordingly as seasons change. And so most pieces can be found in ones closet.

Look 1: Casual Chic

Autumn Attire Outfit Fall Fashion Style Casual Chic Zara

Stila Pro Artist Brush Set

The Stila Pro Artist Brush Set contains five "everything-you-need" makeup brushes that have been carefully curated by Stila's team of Pro Artists and packed in a travel-friendly pouch.

This is a great pouch for those on-the-go and do not have time to do makeup in one sitting. Not only are the brushes provided but not having to worry about what needs to be thrown-in because the basic beauty essentials were (hopefully) pre-packed, ready to be grabbed and go!

The pouch is simple yet very handy as the brushes have their own compartment with a clear flap which can be use to store anything from q-tips, blotting paper, to bobby pins and bandages. Then there is a main pouch to include all your beauty-needs

Stila Pro Artist Brush Set Review

A $149 value. The set includes an all over shadow brush, crease brush, eye liner brush, contour & blush brush, and a concealer brush. Take a look at the close-ups and read my thoughts on each brush.

Makeup by One Direction Collection Review

The Makeup by One Direction collection is (almost) here! A limited edition ensemble of makeup by the world's biggest band. Already available in Macy's, while Stage Stores, Dillards, Beauty Brands, and Lord and Taylor are set to release on August 25th. International releases are to follow soon after. I'm excited to try out and give you an exclusive insight of what is expected in the collection. So let's get started!

Makeup by One Direction Collection Review Midnight Memories Take Me Home Up All Night
L-R: Midnight Memories. Take Me Home. Up All Night

With a range of makeup and cosmetic products packaged in a limited edition collectible tin box, Makeup by One Direction celebrates a fun, unique and youthful style with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at an affordable price point for everyone, “The Looks Collection” comprises three collectible tins (Midnight Memories, Take Me Home, and Up All Night) inspired by One Direction's chart topping albums.

Makeup by One Direction Collection Review Midnight Memories
Makeup by One Direction - Midnight Memories Collection

My Fave: Summer Smoothies

Smoothies are probably one of the best beverages to consume. And it could not be any easier to make at home. Simply grab a blender and throw in any fruits and vegetables that are around. Now, you are probably thinking, that is a bit gross, re: throwing in any fruits and vegetables. But experimenting with different combinations will allow you to establish what tastes good together and what does not. I have tried several different combinations for a while and because summer time is a great time to have a refreshing glass, I thought it would be nice to share some of my summer favourites.

Please note, I do not use any measurements. I tend to eyeball everything. Whatever seems like the right amount is what I go for. When it comes to consistency, add about a half a cup of water (or milk) for a watery-juice approach. For a thick smoothie, add little to no water, or add in a banana or avocado. If sweetness is lacking, add in produces that are sweet. However, if it is a tad bit sweet, add in fruits or vegetables that are not as sweet to balance the taste. In the end, it all depends on knowing your taste buds and likings. Again, do not be afraid to experiment! Happy Blending!

Here are my top 5 favourite smoothies of the summer!

Favourite Summer Smoothie #1:

What You'll Need:

5 Simple and Delicious Summer Smoothie Recipes

Makeup by One Direction Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Directioners and those who love makeup in general, get ready! Makeup by ONE DIRECTION is coming! Excited? You should be! Niall tweeted a makeup line in the works about a month ago, and here is your first look!

Makeup by One Direction First Look

With a range of makeup and cosmetic products packaged in a limited edition collectible tin box, who wouldn't be ecstatic? Much like the band members themselves, Makeup by One Direction celebrates a fun, unique, and youthful style with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at an affordable price point for everyone, “The Looks Collection” comprises three collectible tins inspired by One Direction's globe-conquering albums. And because everyone is beautifully unique in their own way, each tin comes complete with everything you need to fit your personality. Are you a rock n' roll type, a fun party girl, or the girl next door? If you need help, each collection provides illustrations to help show you how to get your perfect look. Now, are you ready to take a sneak peak at Makeup by One Direction: The Looks Collections?

What's In My Makeup Bag?

You have already seen what's inside my bag. Now lets see what's in my makeup bag!

Every other month or so, I would do a clean up of my makeup bag. Reason? I pack the essentials to grab and go but I end up with items taken out or added in. Eventually leading to a pouch full of miscellaneous. I took my makeup pouch straight from my purse, so everything shown is a view of what was currently left before cleaning. Tons of unexpected findings so let's get started!

What's In My Makeup Bag Holt Renfrew The Ultimate Beauty Bag Pouch 2010
Holt Renfrew The Ultimate Beauty Bag Pouch (2010)

Influenster MegaVoxBox

Influenster is an online community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who provide opinions of products and experiences. They give active members invitations to participate in exclusive "VoxBox" programs which includes receiving complimentary products to test and review. In exchange to sharing their opinions throughout social media.

Within participation, there are also digital challenges, twitter parties, and contests that can win you awesome prizes. I recently won a MegaVoxBox from the #imPressManicure Twitter party. So I was ecstatic when I saw a big pink box in the mail from Influenster. And I thought it would be nice to share what I received. "Because if you win something, but no one knows about it... did you really even win?"

Influenster MegaVoxBox

There are tons of goodies which I cannot wait to try! From beauty to lifestyle, the MegaVoxBox has some products that I have never heard before but am excited to give it a go!

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer

I heard lots of great things about the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer. I just happened to be browsing around my local drugstore and saw that they were on sale at $4.99 (regular price: $9.99). So, I decided to give it a go and join the bandwagon of contouring! This is my first bronzer and may I say, I LOVE IT!

However, prior to purchase, I had to pick a shade. Thinking the shades on the shelves were in order from lightest to darkest, I realized there was no order. Talk about disorganization! I was hoping there were testers on display, I was out of luck. I had to trust my eyes on this one.

When I finally found the shade I thought I was looking for, I peaked at the rack below and noticed they were the matte finish and not the shimmer finish I was holding (Sunshimmer ShimmeringMaxi Bronzer). I'm a natural girl and I like my makeup neutral. Adding shimmer on my face is the last thing I want. Guess which one I picked up?

Mango Fruit Hack

Mangoes are a delicious fruit and I can eat them all day long!...

How To: Fruit. Mango Hack. The Best, Easy, Most Smartest Way to Remove a Mango Skin Without Waste and How To Dice

Hyperbole aside, nothing beats having a delicious mango in the summer time. But getting to the fruit can be a challenge. There are countless ways to get there, however. One would be using a paring knife and another would be the "hedgehog" style. Unless you're like me, I have trouble using a paring knife and the "hedgehog" style can get messy. And I'm sure there are tons of other ways that can be found online. But the method I use since I was little is THE easiest (and possibly the only) way I know how that won't be troublesome.

Here's the method to peeling the skin of a mango that I swear by. Follow along and let's get started!

Celebrate Canada Day In Style!

When it comes to celebratory events, I love being in spirit. From dressing with the theme to wearing something symbolic for the occasion. This weekend is no different. In celebration of Canada's 147th birthday on July 1, here are my Canada Day picks featuring some of my favourite Canadian brands!

A classic fit, made in Canada from 100% cotton jersey, you can't go wrong with representing Canada with these amazing limited edition Canada tees and tanks. Perfect with jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. You can wear these classics anywhere; backyard party, beaches with friends, watching the fireworks at night.

Celebrate Canada Day Style Roots Fashion
Canada Tank | Canada T-Shirt

Quo Haul!

"Quo is a Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive line of colour cosmetics and cosmetic accessories. All Quo products are developed from an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation that consistently delivers a contemporary core assortment and the must have colours products for the season." -- Quo

Great products at amazing prices. I recently stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up a few items.

Quo Summer Brush Set Review Haul

Make Way for Father's Day!

Father's Day is coming up. If your Daddy is like mine, he does not ask for much. So, unless you really know what to get him, you're in a standstill. So what can you do? Buy him the latest gadgets and gizmos? Clothes? Year supply of beer? Golf membership? Everything in mind is probably something he already has, buys on his own, or he will not want or need.

So, there are those typical gifts for Dads such as a card, giftcards, new tools, kitchen supplies and appliances, something for the man cave (new television, billiard table, arcade). Want to go beyond the ordinary?

Easy DIY Wall Art

Easy DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Crafts Pinterest

Would you rather toss away your toilet paper or paper towel rolls in the recycling bin or have fun, get crafty and a temporary wall art hanging at home?! Here's a great activity for the kids (or yourself) to reuse those rolls once they are finished. Instead of school work posted on the fridge door, display these masterpieces on the walls all around the house!

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches

Below are swatches of the Crabtree & Evelyn nail polish collection. And if you haven't yet, be sure to check out the Crabtree & Evelyn nail polish review.

*This post will be updated frequently until all nail polishes have been swatched.*

Apple | Avocado | Black Cherry | Blueberry | Clear | Clementine | Copper | Eggplant | Gold | Mica |
Peony | Petal Pink | Pistachio | Pomegranate | Raspberry | Sand | Sky | Slate | Snowdrop | Tomato

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches Apple Review

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches Petal Pink

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches Raspberry Review

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches Sand Review

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Collection Swatches Tomato Review

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Beauty Balms. You've heard of BB Cream for the face. Now there's a BB Cream for your body! Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream addresses multiple body concerns in one product. Developed to transform dull, uneven body skin into flawless skin, Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream works deep to hydrate and moisturize the skin to promote more even, bright and firmer skin. With a scent that gives a premium, modern floriental fragrance, feminine floral heart and rich creamy, woody and musky notes that evoke confident and content feelings.

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review

imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Unless you are a professional nail artist or if you head on over to a nail salon, it's not easy to paint your own nail art, perfectly. Well, you could throw in the excuse that it is nail "art" and see who falls through the trap. Okay, let's get serious. Nail art is fun, it shows the creative side in all of us.

Now, if you have the time and patience, by all means, paint away. If you're like me, always on-the-go, and need a quick jazz for your nails. Why not give imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails a try?! The revolutionary way to achieve a flawless manicure in seconds, no kidding! Just peel off, press on, and you're done - no glue required!

Package includes 24 nail covers (12 sizes), a prep pad, and a mini nail file.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure Dancing Queen Review
Dancing Queen*
imPRESS Press-On Manicure Over The Moon Review
Over The Moon

Celebrate Mother's Day

Just like any Mother-Daughter relationship, there are ups and downs. But at the end of the day, I love and appreciate everything Mum does. And although Mother's Day is this Sunday (in case you haven't notice), there is no celebration. That's because I celebrate my love for my Mother everyday. It may not be clearly shown but it's always the little things that create the biggest joy.

With busy schedules throughout the week, Mom and I spend our free weekends out and about shopping (our favourite thing to do!). This weekend is no different. Lunch and shop is the plan! Sounds pretty bland but Mom loves it, any time we get to spend together is a good time!

My family isn't big on gifting. We gift unexpectedly rather than on a given celebration day. However, that doesn't mean I don't have a little surprise and some sweet treats waiting to be opened on Sunday.

Elle Canada Spring 2014 Beauty Box

Elle Canada Spring 2014 Beauty Box Unboxing Review

The Elle Canada Spring 2014 Beauty Box contains six of the hottest products of this season, handpicked by Elle Canada. Before getting started, might I comment how cute the box design itself, is? I remember receiving a box last season with the same layout and it was too cute to throw away. I (obviously) kept it and used it for storage. Now, let's take a look at what some of spring 2014 beauty must-haves are, shall we?

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection Review

Herbal Essences has been the haircare brand in many households for years. There is no reason why it shouldn't. The scent of any Herbal Essences product provides a fragrance that cannot be put down. The New Naked Volume collection is no different. A refreshing rush of grapefruit and mint reminisce a tropical island adventure. Herbal Essences states the scent provides a "juicy citrus, peach blossom with touches of guava, crisp mint, and a little white jasmine." They weren't kidding!

What's In My Bag?

The bag I currently carry everything in on a daily basis is the Kate Spade Sophie Kennedy Park in black. Simple, lightweight, tons of space and the conveniency of grabbing this bag, throwing everything in and heading out the front door. I love this bag! With a nylon canvas, it's similar to Longchamp Le Pliage tote. I eyed on the two before making the decision to go for Kate Spade.

What's In My Bag Kate Spade Sophie Kennedy Park Black
Kate Spade Sophie - Kennedy Park Black

Prom Guide To Memories: Preparation Do's & Don'ts

Memories of prom night makes me think it was just yesterday but what happened before hand made me wish it never happened. Was my prom experience really that bad? Let's just say it was not the ideal prom I had in mind. It was nothing like the movies. Nonetheless, I had a good time, and that's all that matters. So what made prom so dreading? Well... preparation is key!

Prom Guide to Memories: Preparation Do's and Don'ts Tips

Summer before senior year, I was looking forward to everything that was to come, especially prom and graduation! Then again, who doesn't? I always considered myself to be a pretty organized gal, being prepared and making lists are my speciality! So what's a girl to do but make a list of what she wants for prom. From the style, material, colour of the dress, to hair, makeup. I even listed down contacts from limo services, finding the best rates and all.