Annabelle Cosmetics Waterline Kohl Eyeliner

Annabelle Cosmetics Waterline Kohl Eyeliner Review featuring Waterline Luminous Kohl Eyeliner in Champagne and Waterline Matte Kohl Eyeliner in Mint

Illuminate your eyes for hours with these creamy gel eyeliner from Annabelle Cosmetics. Specifically formulated for use inside the waterline with no smudging or flaking. Annabelle Cosmetics Waterline Kohl Eyeliners provide long-lasting, waterproof formula that glides on easily and stays in place for hours.

Vichy Ultra-Fluid Tinted Lotion

Vichy Ideal Soleil 100% Mineral Filter Ultra-Fluid Tinted Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60, Universal Tint Review

During the hotter seasons, I tend to gravitate towards lighter-weight face makeup, as I lather a *bleep* load of sunscreen. I wish I can go bare face (with just sunscreen) but my skin isn't at that stage yet, so tinted moisturizers are one of my go-to for the summertime - sometimes I mix a tiny drop of foundation with sunscreen. But when there's a sunscreen that provides a bit of colour, I am always curious to see if works in my favour.

Re-Fresh and Re-Boost: My Clarins

My Clarins Re-Fresh Hydrating Beauty Mist and Re-Boost Product Refreshing Moisturizing Cream Product Review

In today's world, taking care of oneself and taking care of the world around you, are equally important.

And that applies to skincare as well. Certain ingredients in skincare can cause more harm than good to your skin. Research the ingredients, understand what your skin needs and what doesn't work. Not all products, let alone ingredients, work for everyone - if it did, we would all have the exact same skincare routine.

How To Style: 1 Jumpsuit, Year-Round

How To Style Aritzia Wilfred Melodie Jumpsuit in Apple Butter in Different Ways Spring Summer Fall Autumn Winter Patio Vacation Wedding Transitional Piece Holiday

I love jumpsuits - even though it's sometimes awkward to take off to use the restroom. What I love more than jumpsuits are clothing pieces that can be worn year-round. So when there's a jumpsuit that can be worn throughout the year, take my money because I am sold!

Revlon PhotoReady Candid

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Collection Review - Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation 120 Buff. Antioxidant Concealer 005 Fair. Anti-Pollution Setting Powder 001.

Revlon serves a variety of foundation, from a well-known favourite to a full coverage matte foundation. Now, Revlon introduces a product line that includes ingredients consumers skin wants and without the ones we don't while also maintaining their well-known quality.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid is a collection of skin-protective ingredients such as anti-pollution, antioxidant, and anti-blue-light while excluding ingredients such as oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and harsh fragrances.

Revlon ColorStay Looks Book Palette

Revlon ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palette in 930 Maverick Rebelle Review and Swatches

Show off who you are with Revlon ColorStay Looks Book eye shadow palettes. A high-impact colour scheme palette (in shimmer, matte, and metallic) to match every mood.

With 8 coordinated colours that are exceptionally pigmented, these palettes are packed with personality and long-lasting colour payoff that wears for up to 24 hours.

How To Remove Sticker Residue

How To Remove Sticker Residue. The cleanest way to effectively remove sticker residue. Removing sticky wrapping packaging from Elle Canada Beauty Grand Prix products

I am the type that likes to reuse jars and bottles and always remove the paper or sticker label that comes with it. But let's face it, certain labels and their adhesive can easily be removed on its own or by soaking it under water for 30 minutes, while others are stubborn and leave a sticky, tacky residue.

Whether it's a sticker label or a product that is completely sticker-wrapped for a product blind-testing, you can use commercial adhesive removers, but here's the cleanest way to effectively remove sticker residue without using any extra material besides the sticker it's attached to.

Glowy Lips with Lip Glowy Balm

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm in Berry. First Impression Lip Care Review and Swatch

I've posted a handful of lip balms reviews and even shared my favourite lip balms. But with today's skincare market, I have discovered many new lip care products and my lip balm collection has grown with a few new top favourites.

One of which is Laneige Lip Glowy Balm - a lightweight, moisture-coating lip balm for hydrated and tinted kissable lips throughout the day.

Delicious Tuna Recipe Ideas

Delicious Recipes Using Flavour Tuna. Clover Leaf Flavoured Tuna Flaked Light Tuna in Spicy Thai Chili and Clover Leaf Solid Light Tuna in Pure Olive Oil.

I love canned tuna, in sandwiches, salads, pastas, rice, even on its own. Tuna is one of those foods that are quick and easy to whip up and will taste absolutely delicious. And when I say quick and easy, I really mean it. Just open the can and toss it in with your favourite ingredients or add it into your recipes.

And Clover Leaf makes creating delicious tuna recipes even easier and tastier with their flavoured tuna. No need to add in additional ingredients if you don't want to, simply open and serve.

Neutrogena Weekend Getaway Essentials

Weekend Getaway Essentials featuring Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen SPF 30, Neutrogena All-In-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Single Wipes Review

Whether it's a staycation, heading to the cottage or even a short trip over to the next city, weekend getaways are the best. It's such a great way to end a work week. And although a large suitcase isn't necessary, you still need to pack the essentials in your weekender bag - from clothes to toiletries - it'll just be a fraction of how much is normally packed for a week vacation.

Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner

Burt's Bees Beauty Nourishing Eyeliner Review

Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner is easy to apply and resists smudging and fading for long-lasting wear. 99.9% natural and specifically formulated for the delicate eye area, it's made with Jojoba, Mango and responsibly sourced Meadowfoam Seed Oils to help nourish skin.

The unique cedar wood pencil is also responsibly sourced. It's safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and is formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances. It's ophthalmologist tested and never tested on animals.

7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask

Farleyco Beauty Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask Review

Bubble, bubble, dirt is in trouble with 7th Heaven deep cleansing blend of Star Anise and purifying Oxygen specially formulated into their Charcoal infused sheet mask. When exposed to the air, it begins to bubble and foam, digging deep into pores removing dirt and excess oil leaving skin feeling clearer and looking fresh.

If you're a sheet mask lover and love to try cool and different types of masks, 7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask may be something you want to try.

So...? Summer Escapes - Maui Waves

So...? Fragrance: Summer Escapes - Maui Waves Body Mist Review Farleyco Beauty

Inspired by the heat of the sun, feel of the sand and smell of the ocean. Experience the smell of summer, whenever and wherever you are with So...? Summer Escapes Body Mist.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

Farleyco Beauty COLAB Dry Shampoo Original Fragrance Review

Dry shampoo - your best friend at the worst of times. That is, when you wake up to unexpected amount of grease in your hair and have no time to wash it before heading out or you're someone who trying to cut down on the number of hair washes per week.

Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm

Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm Review

The feeling of dry hands are the worst, not only do they feel uncomfortable but if you're like me, dry hands can sometimes chap or crack, especially during the winter. To prevent that from happening, I always moisturize my hands and have hand care products everywhere I am - on my nightstand, bathroom counter, office desk, purse. You will likely never see me without some sort of hand care product (among other things).

So much so, I definitely have a stash full of hand creams, balms, and lotions in a drawer. And to add to that collection is Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm.

Farleyco Beauty Spring 2019

Farleyco Beauty Spring Box 2019 featuring COLAB Dry Shampoo, Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm, So... ? Maui Waves Body Mist, 7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask Review

After what feels like a long winter, it's safe to say spring is here! Soaking up some serious vitamin D when it's not gloomy out, enjoying the warm breeze, seeing all the beautiful colour nature has to offer, it truly makes my day a little more happier. What makes my day even better? A bit of spring pampering!

Time to get rid of dry winter skin, feel fresh, enjoy the oasis, relax and pamper yourself with products from Farleyco.

Kosmea Rescue Range

Kosmea Rescue Range Skincare Review featuring Kosmea Rescue Balm and Rosehip Oil.

Rosehip oil is a fruit oil extracted from the hip of the rose. The hip is the fruit that is left after a rose has bloomed and the petals have fallen. Rosehip oil can be used by anyone, of any age, with any skin type. The superfine oil is easily absorbed by skin and doesn’t leave behind any oil residue.

Whether it's scars, uneven skin tone, rashes, eczema, acne, sensitive skin, whatever it may be, rosehip oil can help reduce those appearances. And Kosmea has just the products you may be looking for with their Rescue Range.

Share Strength, Shop Beauty Charity Event

Hey Canada!

The Hudson's Bay Company and Look Good Feel Better are raising funds in support of women facing cancer. Head to your local Hudson's Bay store between April 12th to May 4th, 2019 and participate in the Share Strength, Shop Beauty Charity Event.

Look Good Feel Better and Hudson's Bay Company present: Share Strength, Shop Beauty Charity Event from April 12 - May 4, 2019.

Thursday Plantation Acne Care

Thursday Plantation Acne Care Review featuring Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Face Wipes, Face Wash, and Face Cream

If you're acne prone, as I am, Tea Tree Oil is one of your good friends. With plenty of benefits, such as being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic, Tea Tree Oil helps treat the root cause of the acne. Just make sure it's diluted in a carrier oil, as on its own can be harsh and dry out your skin.

When it comes to skincare products in the market, I love trying products that feature Tea Tree Oil as it contains everything my skin needs and more. And that's why I'm excited to try out Thursday Plantation.

Food Through the Lens: TSUJIRI Soba Bar

Food From the Lens: TSUJIRI Soba Bar North York Toronto. Christina Truong Photography Japanese Desserts Eats

When TSUJIRI first came to Toronto in 2016, my friend and I tried their TSUJIRI Sundae and it was delicious! Soon after, in 2018, TSUJIRI Soba Bar opened. My friend and I had bookmarked the place (alongside a list of other places we want to check-in and dine one day), and we finally had the chance to stop by, catch up and savour a taste from their delicious menu.

All About Women Show 2019 Ticket Giveaway

The All About Women Show features three fun-filled days of shopping, learning, and exploring with over 240 exhibitors carrying the latest products and services tailored to women of all ages. Explore a women’s world brought together all under one roof, discover local hidden gems and connect with popular brands.

All About Women Show 2019 Ticket Giveaway April 12, 13, 14 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

I am giving away a pair of tickets on Instagram to the All About Women Show taking place from April 12-14 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON).

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup Lotion Foundation in N4 Buff Beige review, swatch and application

Finding the right shade for anything makeup related isn't an easy feat. What you see elsewhere, whether it's a lipstick or eyeshadow shade, may not end up being in your favour (but one can always improvise).

Finding a foundation shade to match your skin tone, on the other hand, is a skill that requires a lot of trial and error (at least for me). Even with knowing your skin tone and undertone, it can sometimes be tricky. Luckily, as the name suggests, L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup can help with finding your True Match.

Aveeno Positively Radiant MAXGLOW

Aveeno Positively Radiant Maxglow Infusion Drops, No-Mess Sleep Mask, Peel Off Mask Skincare Review

Maximum glowing skin is what I hope to someday achieve. Many have succeeded in that department, I, on the other hand, am slowly getting there. Thankfully there's a wide range of skincare products that can help. Some are more budget-friendly than others and some are cleaner in terms of ingredients used. With a well know and trusted skincare brand such as Aveeno, I was ecstatic to try out their Positively Radiant MAXGLOW collection.

Mesmerize with MesmorEyes

Mesmerize with MesmorEyes Lashes. Reviewing MesmorEyes Collections Lash Kit (Day, Play, Night) for Monolids Eyes Close Up Try On. Eyelash Adhesive Clear Glue

I envy those who have naturally long lashes. For someone who has lashes that are short, sparse, and straight, mascara can only do so much. Don't get me wrong, I flaunt what I got (that includes my short lashes). But since false lashes exist, it's fun seeing what it's like if I have naturally long, full, and voluminous lashes.

Enchanting the Ethereal

Revlon Mythic Lights. Creating an ethereal makeup look. Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation 175 Natural Ochre. Revlon PhotoReady Galaxy Dream 003 Holographic Highlighting Palette. Revlon ColorStay Creme Eyeshadow 745 Cherry Blossom and 760 Earl Grey. Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint 290 Extra Violet

Look flawless like a Goddess with a luminous finish.

Who says one can't get a magical glow? Imagine your complexion covered in pixie dust. That glow, that shine, that clear reflection; blinding in the best way. Wishful thinking need not be. Check out how I created a simple ethereal inspired makeup look featuring products from Revlon.

Bright All Day, Right Away!

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer Review #BrightAway #OleGlow

When skincare and makeup come face to face, it’s LIT!

I used to love the matte skin look. Always choosing the matte foundation with a medium to full coverage. In recent years, things took a slight turn. I still wear matte foundation occasionally but on most days, I gravitate towards skin with a bit of glow. And although I dream that someday soon I can walk out bare face with just a lipstick and mascara, I rely on products that illuminate the skin.

Burt's Bees Brow Pencil

Burt's Bees Brow Pencil Review Swatch in 1610 Brunette.

Get naturally beautiful brows that wow. Burt's Bees Brow Pencil easily fills, defines and shapes brows to ensure you look your natural best. Made with Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter, Burt's Bees formula is 99.9% natural, long-lasting and gentle enough for the delicate eye area.

First, fill in brows. Then, use the spoolie brush to blend the colour and groom brows. The natural cedar wood pencil is responsibly sourced. Burt's Bees Brow Pencil is formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances. It’s dermatologist tested and never tested on animals.

Complexion Essentials

Nude by Nature Complexion Essentials Starter Kit Review in W4 Soft Sand

Having makeup essentials are essential for going about my day-to-day. I store my makeup essentials in an open box container. Not only is it easy access, since everything is in one spot, but it's a huge time saver - especially when getting ready in the morning!

Now, if you've been needing makeup essentials that are easy and quick to apply while also providing a natural glowy finish, look no further than Nude by Nature's Complexion Essentials Starter Kit.

Last Minute Valentine

Last Minute Valentine. Last minute Valentine's Day ideas from what to do, where to go, beauty, makeup, gifts, homemade diy, recipes.

Looking for a last minute Valentine's Day idea? From what to do/where to go to gifts and DIYs, I've gathered all my past Valentine's Day related blog post articles that'll sure spruce up your February 14th go from nothing to something that your special someone will love.

L'Oreal Total Repair 5

L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner Review

From daily brushing or styling, hair can become fine, fragile, dull or rough with split ends. L'Oreal TOTAL REPAIR 5 helps repair 5 signs of damaged hair. With protein, the TOTAL REPAIR 5 shampoo and conditioner restores protection to the hair’s surface, leaving it soft to the touch with a healthy-looking shine.

5 Problems, 1 Solution with 5 Benefits of Repair:
1. Strength 2. Density 3. Vitality 4. Shine 5. Silkiness

Burt's Bees Nourishing Mascara

Burt's Bees Nourishing Mascara Review in 1305 Classic Black

Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Mascara lengthens and defines lashes. The brush and formula work together to give longer, healthy looking lashes instantly. Made with Jojoba Oil and naturally moisturizing Glycerin to nourish lashes, this 100% natural mascara is gentle enough for the delicate eye area.

Tasteful Look

Esqido Unisyn Synthetic False Eyelashes PB & J Companion Eyelash Glue Review

A few years back, I posted about ESQIDO Mink Lashes and how much I love the natural look and feel of the lashes. Fast forward to present day, I still love and regularly wear their mink lashes and use their Companion Eyelash Glue.

Esqido Unisyn Synthetic False Eyelashes PB & J and Companion Eyelash Glue Review

Besides mink lashes, ESQIDO also houses synthetic false eyelashes:

Food Through the Lens: Dessert Adventures

Christina Truong Food From the Lens Photography Toronto Evening Dessert Adventures Little Pebbles Arctic Bites Charidise

Who doesn't love to stroll through the city in the evening with their closes friends and feast on sweet treats?! Because that's exactly what my friends and I did one evening. Instead of the usually catch up over dinner, we went dessert-hopping! With a ton of dessert shops opening all around the city and a growing list of bookmarks on our individual maps, we strategically narrowed it down to one to start (mainly because they closed a little early) and gradually made our way to a few more before we were sugared-out (it didn't take long).

Christina Truong Food From the Lens Photography Toronto Evening Dessert Adventures Little Pebbles

Buh Bye Dark Spots!

Buh Bye Dark Spots! Ole Henriksen Glow 2 OH Dark Spot Toner Review

Ole considers toners to be an essential step in every skincare regimen. Not only do they sweep away dirt, oil and makeup, but they also leave skin perfectly primed for serum and moisturizer.

Inspired by his Exfoliate-Treat-Soothe philosophy, Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner perfectly balances highly concentrated AHAs with skin-soothing botanicals - which means the formula is as effective as it is a joy to use.

Hello, 2019!

To me, 2018 was all about care, skincare and self care more specifically.

At the beginning of the year, I started to dive into the research of skincare and slowly saw results that felt more long term, instead of a temporary fix. Currently, I feel my skin is at a stage where I am comfortable and happy. I'm still not 100% satisfy with my skin but seeing the improvements throughout 2018, I know I'm heading towards the right skincare path.

Taking care of my skin is one thing, taking care of myself is another. People always say to take care of yourself, and I agree. But I didn't realize to what degree. I always take care of myself by generally keeping myself "healthy". The word Healthy can be thrown in so many ways. Half way into 2018, I opened a new world of the word Healthy. Besides continuing to eat right and exercising, I gave time to myself.

In August, I went on a cruise and completely disconnected myself from the internet world. I thought I wouldn't survive but to my surprise, it felt amazing. Coming home, I didn't want to login because I felt my mind was at ease (and because I was terrified going through a weeks worth of emails). Since then, I would do a social media pause for a few days whenever I can (usually during long weekends/holidays) and really do things outside of social media that make me happy - taking pictures and editing without tight deadlines, journaling, drawing. All this expanded my creative outlet and made me be with my thoughts and stopped me from being at my lowest.

Coming into 2019, I will continue to give myself all the care I need; being confident with my skin, more time with myself - physically, mentally, spiritually, and loving myself overall.

Wishing everyone a 2019 filled with love, support, and lots of happiness.


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