Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation*

Hello everyone! I was recently sent another Make Up For Ever foundation from Glam Sense to try and review. This time, I received the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in the shade Y325. Yet again, I had been getting a lot of sun so this shade was definitely light, but after some blending and bronzing, it wasn’t too noticeable. Continue reading

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Morphe Brushes Bronzed Mocha Palette

Hello everyone! I had been hearing great things about Morphe eyeshadows over the last year and fortunately, my friend Kaitlyn was able to pick up one of their palettes for me at this year’s IMATS in Toronto. If you’ve been following me for a while, it becomes really obvious that neutral palettes are my jam. I recently had to toss my beloved UD Naked Palette since it was going on 4 years old so I am all about trying out new options. The Morphe Brushed Bronzed Mocha Palette ($18USD) contains 25 shades which feature both matte and shimmer textures housed in a plastic case. This palette is very thin however rather large so it may not be the MOST travel-friendly…however it is light so it can fit into a suitcase pretty easily without adding much bulk. Continue reading

EATS: Carve on Lot 5

Hello everyone! The Brampton food scene has been slowly growing over the years and although the majority of suburbia seem to prefer chain restaurants, more independent eateries are popping up. I don’t spend a lot of time in Brampton (I live here…but I basically only sleep here during the week) however my best friend who usually lives in the states is back so we decided to do dinner in town. Carve on Lot 5 is one of the newer establishments in downtown Brampton and my friend Kristian (of YelpGTA) recently recommended it to me. 

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Glossier Toronto Pop-Up & Haul

Hello everyone! I had started hearing about/seeing Glossier products pop up all over the blogosphere (and a bit on YouTube) not too long ago, and it was all great things. I kept it in the back of my mind since I’m not much of an online shopper – so I was pleased to find out they were opening a pop-up shop for a week in Toronto. I actually went after work today and wanted to share the info because it’s only on until Thursday, September 14th.They’ve set up on Queen Street West (closer to the Parkdale end around Ossington) and if you can avoid driving down, I highly recommend it as parking nearby is a bit of a hassle (perhaps it was the time of day, but it wasn’t easy.)  Continue reading

CoverGirl TruNaked Jewels 

Hello everyone! Last year, I reviewed the newly released CoverGirl TruNaked Goldens palette and while it was fairly decent with some texture issues, I was still intrigued when the Jewels palette was released earlier this year. Featuring more vibrant colours, I was interested to see how saturated these colours were on the lids.There was a tiny bit of fallout, however that is easily avoided by doing eyeshadow first and then foundation.  Continue reading

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation*

Hello everyone and happy September! Late July, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Estée Lauder Fall Preview at the Thompson Hotel. They were showing many great new releases for skincare and beauty, and the main focus was their new Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation (say that 5x fast!)I love that lightweight foundations are having a big moment right now (especially water-based ones) since really – who actually likes the feeling of a thick layer on their face? The full range contains 35 shades, however for some reason the availability online is limited (perhaps you’ll have luck in stores at Hudson’s Bay?) Continue reading

EATS: CNE 2017

Hello everyone! Sadly, the summer is coming to a close, however one great thing still comes with it: the Canadian National Exhibition (aka The Ex aka the CNE.) I’ve been every year since I was an infant and over the last few years, I’ve looked forward to all the fantastic food available. I’m not one to chase the trend of excess, so I didn’t try anything too crazy. The HF came with me again this year (yaaaaaaay) and we didn’t eat AS much as we did last year, however we still left with full bellies and happy hearts.We arrived a bit later on in the afternoon so we hit up Food Truck Frenzy first. I’ve been following Fidel Gastro/Chef Matt Basile for a few years and have eaten at Lisa Marie, but I had never actually eaten anything from the truck. When I saw what they were offering on Instagram, I couldn’t resist.

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