LOTD: Halloween 2017 – Leopard Makeup

Hello everyone! I’m not much of a Halloween person but every year, I do something for work (school.) The students get a kick out of it and my colleagues are generally impressed lol. This year, inspired by my favourite designer brand, Kate Spade, I decided to be a (sassy) leopard. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Radiance
Estee Lauder Nude Water Fresh Foundation in 3W1 Tawny
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Pressed Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
RMS Eye Polish in Solar
Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Mink
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner in Matte Black
YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzer
Leopard spots + nose: Smashbox Bronzer crayon (from the Contour Trio) and Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Caviar
Esqido Lashes in Radiance
Ecobrow in Liz
L’Oreal Lash Paradise in Blackest Black

What did you dress up as? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!


EATS: Eat to the Beat 2017

Hello everyone! A few weeks ago I won an Instagram giveaway from @maryshappybelly which allowed me to go to Eat to the Beat 2017. Since I won 2 tickets to this awesome culinary charity event, I decided to invite my friend Jen aka @tastehamont since I figured she would enjoy it as much as I did. WARNING: food pic heavy so if you’re hungry, grab a snack before you continue LOL. I had heard about Eat to the Beat before but had never attended. It was a fantastic evening at Roy Thomson Hall featuring 60 female chefs from across Ontario (possibly all of Canada?) which meant 60+ food stations along with a bunch of wineries, distilleries, and breweries. It’s basically a foodie’s paradise for a great cause (the Canadian Cancer Society.) Continue reading

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