Fall 2016 Wish List

Hello everyone! There are quite a few products that I am coveting, however I don’t know if this is me growing up, but I can’t necessarily justify buying ALL of these things for myself (haha.) The holidays are coming up anyway so think of this also as an early gift-guide for the beauty lover in your life – or just a peek at new releases that are forthcoming along with some makeup that is already available. I’ve linked the products that are already available for your convenience!

1. Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick (Limited Edition – may have to pick it up if Shoppers has a Spend Your Points Event at the time of release) in “Ultraberry” ($43 CDN)
How many lipsticks does one person need? SHHHHHHH. Let people enjoy things! This looks beautifully pigmented and is housed in the classic pop-up Rouge Allure case. I am keeping an eye out for swatches, but really – when Chanel releases a LE lipstick, it’s usually AMAZING.

chanelrahyperberry2. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Face Powder in 1 Fair ($58 CDN) – Now I’m generally more medium in skin tone, however when I recently had a CT makeup touch up at the Nordstrom booth, the MUA used this shade on me just as a nice setting powder since he didn’t want to deposit more colour onto my skin. It feels insanely smooth and is definitely a splurge. ctilburyair

3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in “The Queen” ($38 CDN, available online only) – I LOVE Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks in general. The Matte Revolution formula is not a completely dry matte as previously mentioned, however provides such a classic matte finish and keeps my lips feeling relatively hydrated. This colour is everything and it’s taking basically everything for me to not order it! ctilburyqueen

4. Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette ($36 USD or $50 CDN) – So many of my fellow CBB-ers managed to get one and I hummed and ha’d about it until it was too late. It apparently smells like PB and J (OMG) and I am still tempted to ask my bestie living in Pittsburgh to pick it up for me.toofacedpbj

5. Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette ($?? apparently is coming in December) – This is very intriguing to me since the Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette was a big hit. This palette smells like peaches as well and looks like it contains a bronzer, blush, and highlight. YES PLEASE!


Will you be adding any of these to your wish list? What’s on your radar for new releases? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!

QUICK REVIEW: Dr. Roebuck’s Face Cream*

Hello everyone! A few month’s ago I was fortunate to attend the Fall launch of Dr. Roebuck’s skincare line in Toronto. We received a few awesome goodies and I will share with you my favourite of the 3 items (thoughts on those another time!)
roebucksfaceFrom drroebucks.com.au: FACE is the most comprehensive formula of the Dr Roebuck’s range. Tailored from PURE this daily ultra hydrating formula repairs and moisturises the skin while minimising and reducing wrinkles. It contains three key ingredients, starting with Rosehip Oil which has effective tissue regeneration properties to assist in reducing wrinkles. Rosehip oil has a moisturising, soothing and softening effect through the action of vitamin F and essential fatty acids. When these are absorbed through the skin, they convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration. The second key ingredient, Vitamin E oil, is a powerful antioxidant which penetrates the skin easily and acts within the dermis. The final key ingredient, Macadamia Oil, softens the skin and acts as a barrier to free radicals.
FACE also contains Lavender Oil which assists in calming and combating skin stress, whilst rejuvenating the skin. This unique combination ensures the active ingredients work in harmony with your skin to assist in regenerating, calming and moisturising to provide the overall skin solution no matter what your skin type.
Pros: Has a very pleasant spicy/earthy/sweet scent (methinks it’s the lavendar oil) and leaves my skin extremely smooth and hydrated. All natural ingredients and is paraben free and most importantly – cruelty free!
Cons: Only available at Shopper’s Drug Mart/Beauty Boutique (for now) in Canada. The scent is a bit stronger than my usual liking but still more pleasant than offensive.
Would I Repurchase? To be honest, I’m not mega attached to any face cream right now since I’m basically trying out all different green beauty brands. As of right now I am alternating between this and the Graydon Berry Rich Cream and I do enjoy them both. I am also somewhat interested in trying out the Indie Lee facial cream and have a bunch of other PR samples to try at some point so for now, it’s not a must have. BUT that being said…if it goes on sale and/or there’s a decent Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Point offer…I would definitely be tempted.

Dr. Roebucks Face Cream ($59.95) is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at BeautyBoutique.ca.

What’s your green facial moisturizer of choice? Or perhaps your favourite green skincare brand? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by!

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products that were provided for consideration and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of the brand or any of its affiliates. This is not a sponsored post.

EATS: Paese Ristorante

Hello everyone! I recently won dinner for 2 at Paese Ristorante from Mary’s Happy Belly and since the HF had never been to an Italian restaurant before (I KNOW RIGHT?!), he was obviously my first choice. I had drooled over Mary’s photos from her review so I was beyond excited to be able to give this place a try. I didn’t take any photos of the actual restaurant, but really – you came here to see the food.
We both started off with seafood appetizers – I ordered the Grilled Octopus with potato, grilled escarole, mint, and lemon chill. The octopus was beautifully charred yet still tender and not chewy/rubbery at all. The lemon really kept everything from being too rich, but really – the star was the octopus. The HF had the Grilled Calamari with spinach, sundried tomatoes, olives, and brown butter. He thoroughly enjoyed how all the flavours were robust but complemented each other well and the calamari was also very tender and perfectly cooked. Continue reading

EATS: Nam Nom

Hello everyone! I first went to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market back in June just for poke, however it is now a semi-regular destination for me since the HF doesn’t live too far from it. I noticed back in August that a Vietnamese sandwich stall was going to be opening soon, so I stalked them on Instagram, eagerly awaiting their arrival. The day finally came at the beginning of September and I gave them a try a few weeks later when I met up with one of my sorority sisters at the market for lunch.
Nam Nom specializes in banh mi sandwiches and although their menu is limited (only 3 items), their food is packed with tons of flavour. Continue reading

The #FaceOffChallenge*

Hello everyone! I must admit – I was a bit skeptical when I was contacted about a cleansing cloth that only needed warm water to take off my makeup. I was sent the FaceOff cloth recently and decided it was worth a try. I decided to put it to the test after a day of full face makeup including liquid foundation and waterproof liner and mascara. HOLY CRAP! I couldn’t believe how well this worked! Apparently, the secret is in the weaving of the tiny microfibers. I even followed up with some Bioderma on a cotton pad to see if there was anything left and lo and behold – there was not! I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.
The only drawback is that you have to wash it (just with regular soap) after each use, however it is also machine washable. I only consider it a drawback because I’m lazy (as aforementioned in other cleansing product posts) and obviously it does have to be hung to dry. In that sense, I would still stick with cleansing wipes for travel, but I do like the idea of less waste at home.This cloth can be used for 3-4 months as long as you take care of it. If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option for taking off your makeup that is extremely effective, you should definitely give the FaceOff cloth a go!

The FaceOff Cloth ($12.95CDN) is available at http://www.faceoffcloth.com.

Have you tried the FaceOff Cloth yet? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping buy!

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products that were provided for consideration and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of the brand or any of its affiliates. This is not a sponsored post.