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.

Fall Runway Beauty Trends with Dave Lackie

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since Dave Lackie hosted a Fall Runway Trends event in Toronto (the last one was in 2014 at Yorkdale) so when he announced he would be doing this presentation downtown at the Queen St. Hudson’s Bay store, I made sure to get my ticket right away. Each seat had a blank face chart and a snack box which was much appreciated! The quickest way to my heart is through cheese apparently. Dave wanted everyone to have a blank face chart so we could go to any counter afterward to get ideas customized to our skin tone and style. One of the first trends he mentioned was the bold, red lip. Classic yet being re-vamped using different textures, red lipstick is a fantastic way to update your style. There is a reason why Chanel Fall 2016 chose the theme Le Rouge – red lips will always be in fashion! If you haven’t read it, I actually shared My Favourite Reds last year – see post here! Continue reading

EATS: Uno Mas

Hello everyone! The last time the HF and I were at Mezcal, we noticed there was a new tapas bar downstairs called Uno Mas and agreed that we would eventually have to give them a try. I recently attended their grand opening with my friend, Vicki and was instantly hooked on their cocktails and pintxos and was raving about it to him. So obviously when he suggested we head there for dinner last week, I happily obliged.Uno Mas is in the basement of their big brother, Mezcal TNT and has a really cool, Urban-European-Spanish feel. The hip hop of course is going which makes me instantly feel at home (HF doesn’t get it lol) but the real reason you’re here is for the cocktails and the food! My favourite is the Fire in the Fields which is composed of Tanqueray gin, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, muddle blackberries, Cava sparkling wine, and torched rosemary. They actually torch the rosemary at the table and it creates a really nice scent (and hello – just looks cool!) I really like this cocktail because it’s got the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness and tastes like summer. (And yes – this glass is only half full because we couldn’t wait haha.) Continue reading

EATS: CNE 2016

Hello everyone! Summer is almost over and one of the biggest markers of this time of year is the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto. I’ve gone every year since I was a baby – I used to go with my dad and he would win me prizes and buy us 99-cent spaghetti. As I got older, I started going with friends instead (my dad goes with my stepmom) and my focus shifted from prizes to shopping and of course – food. Now when I go with friends, we usually do several rounds of the Food Building. However, this year since I brought the HF (he had never been to The Ex before – WHAAAAT!?) – we actually only had 2 rounds since we shared everything and also had a little bite at Food Truck Frenzy in between.
The Food Building is a must at The Ex and every year there are new and exciting additions offering some of the craziest menu items (crickets, anyone?) I’m not one to eat bugs, but I am definitely one to try some Japanese street food-fusion. Enter Yatai!I first found out about Yatai on Instagram through the owner and head chef of Kanpai Snack Bar, Trevor Lui (who I randomly met at Taste of Toronto after striking up a conversation with his girlfriend.) As soon as I saw the menu, I knew I had to try the Godzilla Fries and the Ramen Burger. Continue reading