QUICK REVIEW: Bite Agave Lip Balm

Hello everyone! This is another “YouTube Made Me Do It” purchase since I saw this lip balm on both Estee Lalonde’s IG story and in one of Claire Marshall’s videos. I am a fan of Bite Beauty as well as sleek packaging so really – I didn’t need much convincing.From Sephora.com: “A must have for on-the-go lip care, Agave Lip Balm is the perfect travel essential. Agave Lip Balm is a nourishing formula made from agave and rare Madagascan vanilla CO2 extract. Lips stay hydrated and protected all day long, making your lips look natural on their own. It also acts as a primer for any color application.”
PROS: Very subtle scent, not too thick, very hydrating and it leaves me lips smooth. The packaging is also very sleek and looks more like a tube of lipstick.
CONS: A bit pricey at $20 CDN, but considering I love the Caudalie Lip Conditioner ($14 CDN), it’s really not THAT bad.
Would I repurchase? I think it’s a nice to have item and not necessarily a MUST have. I’ll probably pick up another during the next VIB sale, but would survive without it.

What’s your Holy Grail lip balm? What makes a lip balm perfect for you? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!

LOTD: Maid of Honour

Hello everyone! My best friend of 27 years got married last Saturday and I had the privilege of being her Maid of Honour. I ended up doing my own makeup however to try to save a few bucks (weddings are expensive!) and made sure to research the best products to use. The only new products I bought were the foundation (as recommended by Lisa Eldridge) to ensure it was a perfect match to my current skin colour as well as the setting spray. Continue reading

QUICK REVIEW: Tony Moly Coconut Face Mask 

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I did a quick review so here we go! I love sheet masks; I love how convenient they are since you just have to open the package and put it on your face. No need to rinse and no excess mess. I picked up a 2 pack of the Tony Moly Coconut Face Mask Sheets a while ago from Sephora (apparently they are no longer carrying the brand?) and I just used the last one so I figured I’d share my thoughts.…Well this is awkward. Apparently the coconut sheet mask is no longer available anywhere…however I am confident that the quality will be the same as the rest of the Tony Moly line.
PROS: smells deliciously coconut-y, and not in that hyper-sweet, artificial sense. Left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
CONS: Apparently no longer available in coconut (sorry!)
Would I repurchase? Well I would if the coconut one was around, but I’m definitely open to trying the different options in the sheet mask range.

The Tony Moly face mask sheets ($5 CDN each) are available at Hudson’s Bay and online at http://www.thebay.com.

What’s your favourite brand of sheet masks? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by!

EATS: Hoolycrab

Hello everyone! Seafood boil restaurants are popping up all over the place and Hamilton fortunately, was no exception. The HF and I had walked past Hoolycrab so much and we were only waiting for the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I managed to snag a great Groupon ($29 for $50 worth of food) and informed a few of our friends so they could get in on it too and join us. Located on King St. E, Hoolycrab is one of the newer additions to the growing and booming Hamilton food scene. Continue reading

Turning 31 feat. ABH Modern Renaissance & Tarte x Sephora

Hello everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t – do it now @staygorgeousLC), you’ll know that it was recently my birthday! Yes, it’s true; I turned 31 years old! This year I didn’t want to splurge as hard as I did for my 30th, so I indulged in a new eyeshadow palette! After reading countless raving reviews for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, I knew I needed to get my hands on it when it was finally restocked on Sephora’s website. I wanted a new palette that wasn’t just bronzey neutrals (since that usually is my game.) I also took the opportunity to get my VIB birthday gift from Tarte and isn’t that nice? It all matched! (On the outside at least…) Continue reading

EATS: The Aberdeen Tavern

Hello everyone! There are so many great restaurants in Hamilton and I am having the best time discovering them with the HF. One of the more well-known establishments in town is The Aberdeen Tavern (I’ve already written about their newer little brother, The French.) Located at Aberdeen and Dundurn, The Aberdeen Tavern used to be a bank way back when (you can still see the vault in the dining room) – a tidbit which our server told us when we went for brunch a couple of months back. Apparently it was constantly burglarized because of its proximity to the highway. Anyway, we had heard their brunch was one of the best experiences in town so we obviously had to try it out. We started off with their freshly baked scones (sweet strawberry and lime for me, savoury goat cheese and pepper for him) along with coffee and tea. Continue reading