MaskerAide Makeover!*

Hello everyone! Facial sheet masks are super popular and with good reason – they’re quick, easy to use, minimal mess, and super effective. One of my favourite brands is MaskerAide since they have a great range of masks to tackle any occasion. Whether you’re prepping for a night out or just need some self-care and relaxation, they’ve got you covered with their different formulations with Korean skincare sensibility.

Their main line of masks recently got a makeover – slightly bigger packaging with a more modern image (new ones on top, older ones on the bottom.) While the outside is different, the inside is still the same – beautifully drenched masks that make your skin feel super hydrated and healthy. 

I find that not only is my skin soft and hydrated right after I take off the mask (I usually get it sit for 15-20 minutes), it also restores radiance and helps give my face a healthy glow for a few days afterwards.

You can buy each mask individually for $6 CDN each, or for great value, they offer an 8 pack of masks for $36 CDN! With free shipping in the US and Canada on orders over $30, you may as well try a bunch – you won’t regret it! (If you missed my review on their Bubble Bubble Pop mask, read it here!)

For more information and to shop their entire collection, visit http://www.maskeraide.com. Have you tried anything from MaskerAide? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!

DISCLAIMER: The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for the purposes of testing and reviews. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the brand or any of their affiliates. This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate links. 

OOAK Spring 2019 Haul

Hello everyone! My favourite shopping event is back again but this time, if you blink, you might miss it. The Spring One of a Kind Show kicked off yesterday (March 27) and runs only until Sunday, March 31st. Tonight, they are staying open until 11pm so if you see anything from my haul that sparks your interest, head over to the Enercare Centre ASAP.

This time around, I didn’t take any pictures of booths because I really just needed to enjoy the experience and talk to old friends and new vendors while indulging in some much needed retail therapy. Continue reading

NEW COFFEE SHOP: Phin Coffee Bar

Hello everyone! I was checking out TasteHamOnt’s list of what was open and closed on Family Day and came across a new name in Hamilton. I immediately took to Instagram to lurk and discovered Phin Coffee was having their soft opening weekend and that Monday was only the 2nd day. So the HF (who is a mega coffee geek and got me into vanilla lattes bc he would make them for me at his place) and I headed out to Westdale to check out this new shop.

There’s no signage outside as of yet so it’s easy to miss if you’re driving. They’re in a white brick building next to a crossfit gym and when you enter, it’s immediately cozy and calming.  Continue reading

EATS: Yasu

Hello everyone! One of my foodie dreams recently came true when the HF took me out for omakase at Yasu. Omakase translates to “I’ll leave it up to you” so it’s basically chef’s choice. At Yasu they serve the most amazing sushi with ingredients from all over the world, shipped daily so it’s super fresh. I had first heard about this place through my friend Laura who is half Japanese and lived in Japan for a few years, and when she said she almost cried at how delicious the tuna was, I knew it had to be added on my ultimate must dine list. WARNING: this post is VERY FOOD PICTURE HEAVY so you’ve been warned lol.  Continue reading

Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick in Burning Love

Hello everyone! I recently discovered that Mac is being sold online through Sephora now so I picked up another one of their Powder Kiss lipsticks during the last VIB sale. The first one I bought was Devoted to Chili so I already knew I was in love with the formula and finish. 

As mentioned in my previous review, the Powder Kiss lipsticks glide on super smoothly and while it starts off with almost a satin finish, it definitely dries down to a soft and dry matte. The crazy thing is that unlike the Retro Mattes, these lipsticks are not drying at all. 

Burning Love is a gorgeous berry which almost reminds me of a slightly muted and super matte Rebel. I think I’m set for the colours I wanted from this range, but I hope they come out with more as this formula is exactly what I’m into.

The Mac Powder Kiss lipsticks ($23 CDN) are available now at Mac counters everywhere, online at maccosmetics.com as well as sephora.com.

2019 Skincare Resolution feat. Physician’s Formula*

Hello everyone and happy new year! I’m not a huge fan of resolutions just because it seems they’re meant to be broken. But alas, whether you call it a goal or a resolution, no matter how small it may seem, changes are important. I’ll be turning 33 in March and my skincare needs are definitely changing. It definitely doesn’t help that I struggle to drink enough water especially when  it’s cold out, but regardless my aim is to keep my skin hydrated and moisturized with a solid nighttime routine/general skincare regimen. Fortunately, I recently attended the Physician’s Formula 2019 launch and was gifted many of their new awesome skincare products. With my new arsenal in tow, I literally have no excuses!

One of their new releases that I am already in love with is The Perfect Matcha 3 in 1 Melting Cleansing Balm. The only cleansing balm I had tried before was the Omorovicza one and while it does work very well, the steep price point is a major deterrent for me. This one from Physician’s Formula (approx. $16.99CDN) is fantastic! I used this to remove a full face of makeup and it felt so soothing on my skin. Texturally it starts warming up very easily with the warmth from your hands and it immediately starts breaking down foundation and all sorts of makeup layers. I wiped it all off with a warm, damp towel and my skin felt clean, soft, and moisturized. Continue reading