Timeless Surprises

Get a new custom-made watch every month with Monthly Watch Club - a watch subscription service for just $39.99.

If you're anything like me, the feeling of receiving and opening a package from the mail is exciting (even if I made the order and know exactly what was purchased). But how exciting would it be to receive a package in the mail monthly without knowing what to expect? Okay, that sounds a bit daunting. But what if it's customized to fit your personality? Sounds better, right?

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you're a fan of accessories, especially watches, Monthly Watch Club is right up your alley! Pretty self-explanatory, Monthly Watch Club is a subscription service where one pays a monthly subscription fee ($39 CAD) and receive a custom-made watch. The service ships internationally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a shipping fee under $15.

Let Your Eyes Sparkle with Glitter

Let Your Eyes Sparkle - Eye makeup for the holidays. How to apply halo smokey eye glitter for Monolid eyes.

Glitter, besides the mess it creates being all over the place, it's so pretty! And whenever I see someone with an eye makeup look that packs glitter, I'm in awe. My favourite look, especially during the holidays, is the dark smokey eye with silver glitter as the halo. Unfortunately, it's not easy to follow along and recreate this look based on tutorials, let alone a smokey eye on monolids.

Dressing for the Holidays

Dressing for the Holidays in Dresses from Aritzia Wilfred, Uniqlo, and Zara

Gift shopping? ✓
Holiday schedule all planned out? ✓
Outfits to wear this holiday? ☐

Worry not, I got you covered! As someone who LOVES dresses, any day I can wear a dress is a good day. And when it comes to the most festive time of the year, I practically live in them - sweater dresses, party dresses, and if I have a reason to; formal gowns! So from cozying up by the fireplace to partying the night away, check out some of my favourite picks and how I style them for the holidays.

Moisturize with Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Oil Review

Nature’s best kept secret for superior skin hydration is raw, natural coconut oil. Palmer’s new Coconut Oil Formula will do just that. Formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, it is free of harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Gluten, and Dyes. Providing 24 hour moisture, Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula will drench your skin with decadently rich moisture for dewy, radiant skin.

When Hair Meets GummiBand

GummiBand Hair Cords Hair Ring Accessories Review

Hair ties. The one hair accessory everyone with long enough hair uses practically everyday. Admit it, if it's not for creating a pretty hairstyle, you use it to tie up your hair before a workout or daily skincare routine. And as often as we use them, they eventually lose their stretch, gets misplaced or goes missing because someone borrows one.

But thanks to GummiBand, who are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the answers to all your hair tying problems are solved - except when they go missing, that's a mystery one can't solve.

What's In My Bag?

Take a look at What's Inside My Bag!

Is it just me or are seeing "What's In My Bag" posts and videos from others highly intriguing?

I switch my bag pretty frequently and I would assume the content inside hasn't changed. But then again, after all these years, I'm sure the littlest things have been taken out and/or added in. Since it has been a while since I did a What's In My Bag post, I thought this would be an appropriate time to show what's inside my current bag. And let me know in the comments, what are some unusual things are in YOUR bag?

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Maybelline Eyebrow Experiment

Maybelline New York Brow Experiment. Reviewing Brow Drama Shaping Chalk Powder in Deep Brown, Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer in Soft Brown, and Brow Precise Micro Pencil in Deep Brown.

Brows! For many of us, they must always be on fleek. Unfortunately, a lot of us were not blessed in the brow department (or we may have been had we not over pluck them in the past). Luckily there's help thanks to the many brow products that are out in the market. But how does one know which is the best of the best? Sometimes you just need to experiment around to find out which product works best for you and your brows.

Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Creme

Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Creme in Vanilla Milk and Cotton Milk and Poppy First Impression Review

Founded in the sunny South of France in Provence, Le Petit Marseillais body wash and scents are inspired by the sun-drenched ingredients that thrive in the warm Mediterranean sun. Learn more about Le Petit Marseillais here.

L'Oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser (Exfoliating & Refining)

L'Oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser - Exfoliating & Refining Clay-To-Mousse Daily Cleanser 3 Mineral Clays + Red Algae

L'Oreal Skin Expert's 1st range of clay-to-mousse daily cleansers enhances with a nature-sourced ingredient leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. This cleanser is enriched with 3 mineral clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Moroccan) and Red Algae Extract. Pure-Clay Cleanser Exfoliating & Refining leaves skin with pores looking tighter, and less visible, without overdrying.

Halloween Nails

Halloween Nails. Nail Polish Canada Whats Up Nails Graveyard Nail Vinyls

Halloween is right around the corner and while you're probably preparing for your costume, don't forget to also dress up your nails! Whether it's simply one shade or full out nail art, it's always fun to jazz up those nails of yours to fit in the spirit of Halloween.

Annabelle Fall 2017 Collection

Annabelle Cosmetics Collection Haul

I have been using Annabelle's kohl eyeliners since forever. My love for Annabelle have obviously expanded since, especially since they're Canadian. Their Fall 2017 collection is no different. From waterline kohl eyeliners to super cool liquid eyeliners, Annabelle Cosmetics will sure Bring Your Beautiful.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation 125 Y315 Review

100% Flawless. 0% Noticeable.

MAKE UP FOR EVER's high-performance ULTRA HD LIQUID FOUNDATION delivers a natural, flawless finish with a weightless, second-skin feel and true staying power. The Ultra HD Liquid Foundation provides medium buildable coverage and is available in a wide range of 40 shades.

Baking season!

Fall is here!
Autumn / Fall Baking Season Dessert Apple Pie Cookies Muffins Macaron Recipes

It may be call Autumn/Fall but I call it baking season! I mean, I bake all year round but during this time of the year, I do the most baking. I have posted a few recipes in the past and thought it would be appropriate to share them once again in honour of the first day of Fall! Cheers & Enjoy!

When in Glossier

Glossier Studio Toronto

From being known as "Super Intern" on The Hills to the founder of the blog, Into The Gloss and beauty brand, Glossier. Emily Weiss is who I consider an inspiration, role model, #girlboss! When I heard Glossier was shipping to Canada, I was excited. Finally, I can stock up on my favourites instead of waiting for my next trip to NYC.

But then Glossier announced it was coming to Toronto for one week, I was ecstatic. I mean, have you seen the Showroom in New York? Tons of inspo, Instagrammable features, and beauty products galore! It was a no brainer that I had to make the trip to the studio. Let me just say, it's everything you can imagine. It was like if my blog was a room, this would be it.

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara Review

I'm picky when it comes to mascara. With short, sparse lashes; I need volume, length, and of course it better not smudge, clump, or flake. So, I'm always in the search for the best mascara. And each new mascara I try (for the most part), seems to be better than the last.

Let's start stirring up trouble with your badass lashes - Urban Decay Troublemaker mascara will outlast even the most scandalous nights. Troublemaker holds up in hot and heavy situations and still looks good in the morning. This formula layers beautifully without clumping, so pile on as many coats as you want.

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask Information and Review

Acne is a condition that affects your full face, not just individual breakouts. Therefore, treating your entire face is important. During my teen years, I had little to no acne which allowed me not to go through that awkward embarrassing stage. Scored one in the books!? Not so fast, had I known adult acne would come and haunt me (literally), I would have wished for teen age acne, have it cleared up before age 20 and be a hopeful clear skin adult!

Because that wasn't the case, I have been dealing with acne for the past few years. It has gotten better over time and now I'm dealing with mild acne, almost reaching to the point of clear skin! I found a skin care routine that works and with the additional help from Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, I think I'll have clear skin any day now.

What's So Delicious?!

Your taste buds are in for a sweet, flavourful surprise.

So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Frozen Dessert Review

So Delicious now offers a complete line of cashew-based non-dairy frozen desserts. Whatever your preference, there is a flavour for you. Made from roasted cashews, try flavours like Cinnamon Cookie Dough, Simply Vanilla, Creamy Chocolate or fan favourite, Salted Caramel Cluster.

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara 801 Blackest Black Review

Revlon's Mega Multiplier Mascara innovative formula combines fibers and 360° tube technology in one step to plump and extend lashes. It's flake-free, smudge proof, water resistant and can be removed easily with warm water.

The August Lookbook

The August Fashion Lookbook featuring TOBI Sweetly Scalloped Dress, Isabella Ruffle Shift Dress, Take It Slow Skater Dress

In case you didn't know, I love dresses!

Every season at any occasion, I will most likely be caught in a dress. The month of August is no different. In fact, it's one of my favourite times to wear all sorts of dresses. From flowy dresses for those hot summer days to quarter-length sleeves as the weather transitions to Autumn, what better time to dress those dresses than now!?

And if you're ever in need of a dress or outfits in general, look no further than Tobi. With a wide selection and new arrivals weekly, there's something for every women.

Good & Simple Snackings

Good and Simple Muffins and Bars Review featuring Banana Bran Muffins and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Who doesn't love a muffin in the morning to fuel up the rest of the day or satisfy an afternoon snack craving? If you're anything like me, I don't always have the time to bake muffins or oatmeal bars for the week. Because of this, I usually have granola bars or pick up something at a coffee shop. Nothing wrong with that but I like options and healthy options would be a big plus. Here's where Good & Simple comes in.

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 in Dark, 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 with Dual Heat Technology Handheld Fabric Steamer Review

If 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

How to clean makeup brushes Home DIY

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 Favourite: Shampoo and Conditioner. Goldwell dualsenses Rich Repair Collection

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 review

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.