Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AUTUMN ON MY MIND


Autumn is my favorite season of the year, so forgive me for being a little early on the fall post. I don't know about you but once September hits, it's time to break out the pumpkin scented candles! Here's some favorites that I always tend to reach for in the fall.

Berry Everything

No shocker here, berry is one of my favorite shades and it always tends to be an autumn time color for most girls. Last year I picked up Love & Beauty's lipstick in Berry and of course it ended up being my most worn lipstick of the season. Another beautiful option is the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten. 

Darker Tones

For nails, I always reach for darker colors in the fall & winter. My two picks for the season is Essie's After School Boy Blazer (a dark blue) and Avon's Cherry Jubliee (a dark wine color). 

Mauve Cheeks

I love to use berry/red/mauve shades for the cheeks in the fall. Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve is a great option for those of you who are looking for a combo of all three of those colors!

Monday, September 1, 2014

PRODUCTS FOR PAMPERING


Theres a few products that I like to pull out for special pamper nights, which I have probably a little too frequently! Here's the list:

Of course a pamper evening wouldn't be complete without a face and hair mask! I've been loving the Klorane Desert Date Mask for nights when I want to treat my hair to some hydration and repair. The smell of the mask is simply heavenly, and the richness of the product really makes your hair feel luxurious! 

The face mask I tend to go for especially during the summer when my skin is oily, is the Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Mask. Great for cleansing the skin and controlling oil, this mask is pretty intense but I love it for a real skin emergency!

For nights when my skin is looking dull and needs a little TLC, i'm sure to apply the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. It's a bit of a cult classic amongst beauty bloggers, and for good reason, it definitely gives your face life again.

Lastly, I like to apply the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm. My lips have been especially chapped and dry lately so i've been reaching for this a lot. It's a very thick balm that is best to apply at night, and it works wonders.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

BLOGS I'M LOVING VOLUME #1


My favorite fashion blogger right now is Negin Mirsalehi. Not only is she one of the most stunning women I think i've ever seen, but she has great fashion sense and amazing beauty tips. I love that she pairs unique pieces of clothing together and always stands out. She has one of my favorite instagrams as well, and I always draw so much inspiration from her photos. I love that she travels so much and its fun to see photos and hear about her experiences through her blog.



I think if I can pick one blog who's photos i'm most drawn to the most it would be Nouvelle Daily. Everything is photographed beautifully, which makes everything seem so inviting. I also think they have a knack for writing posts that no one else would think of. They're really doing great work over there, so inspiring!


Vivianna Does Makeup is the perfect beauty blogger. She's a down to earth, knowledgeable beauty lover who always has the best recommendations. I know that whatever she suggests is bound to be amazing, and I really think she sets the bar high for us beauty bloggers.


For DIY, great recipes, and all sorts of unique things, I love to read A Beautiful Mess. Every photograph is more inviting than the next, and I think these two girls do a great job at doing their own thing and creating an empire for themselves. 


I always find myself drawn to Hello October. It's one of my favorite blogs because the style is so everything-I-love. Suzie seems like a sweetheart, and I know I can always count on her for honest reviews. I also love her youtube channel, she's inventive and I appreciate that she's always trying new things and different approaches to her videos--she reminds me of Claire Marshall in that way.

What are some of your favorite blogs at the moment?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DERMALOGICA POWERBRIGHT TRX BLOGGER EVENT








I was lucky enough to be invited to the Dermalogica blogger event at their new location at 132 Rue McGill here in Montreal. The event was to showcase their new store (although it's much more than that) as well as their new skincare range called Powerbright TRx, which is set to launch in September. 

I had a lovely evening chatting with Alexandra from http://www.theastyleblog.com/  and Natalie from http://www.natalielovesbeauty.com/ and the three of us got the inside scoop on the new range as well as many other Dermalogica products. 

I've been using Dermalogica products for a while now and it's by far my favorite skincare brand. Gentle yet effective enough and it has completely changed my skin. So imagine how excited I was to hear about their new range, that is specifically designed to help what I struggle with most--dark spots and hyperpigmentation from sun damage and acne scarring. The three products in the range are the C-12 Pure Bright Serum, Pure Light (for daytime) and Pure Night (for night time).

I'll be doing a more in depth review of the range once I get a good feel for the products, although i'm already loving them! You can purchase Dermalogica products online or at select stores and salons throughout Canada.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BRITISH COMPANY "AMIE SKINCARE" COMES TO CANADA!



As a lover of natural beauty & and skincare products, I was so excited to hear that the British natural skincare company Amie has started selling their products here in Canada! Available at select Shoppers Drug Marts, this skincare range is wonderful for someone who's looking for products that are kind to your skin, yet effective. Personally i'm mostly excited about the range's lack of chemicals & parabens, as i've been trying to gradually switch to natural products that are good for sensitive skin.

Let's get to the review! I have four products here that I was so excited to try, each are vegetarian/vegan/cruelty free which I was so pleased to hear!

The first out of the bunch that I tried was the Exfoliating Daily Wash, which consists of exfoliating Blueberry seeds (how cool is that!?) that help gently scrub the skin and rid it of its dullness and controls oil. I particularly loved using this in the morning, I found it a refreshing start to the day, and if you've read my post about exfoliating (which features this product) you'll know how much I love daily exfoliation!

The product I was most excited to try was the Deep Cleansing Mask. I'm a sucker for natural face masks, and this one did not disappoint. During the warmer months I love to use masks that help control oil, which this clay mask helps with. I applied this for 10 minutes and my face felt squeaky clean. Loved it.

The Matte-Finish Moisturizer was something I was very interesting in trying because i've been searching for mattifying moisturizer. After cleansing in the morning I applied a small amount (a little goes a long way) and although my face felt a little tight at first I was so excited to see that my face stayed oil free throughout the day...AND I went to the gym! Definitely a must-have for summer. I will say though--after you apply this wait a little while before doing your makeup. The first day I tried this I did my makeup immediately after and the foundation didn't go on too smoothly, the next day I waited for it to settle into my skin and I didn't have the same problem.

Lastly, the Hydrating Daily Moisturizer, which I have on today, is something I will definitely use in the winter when my skin gets dry. I loved how quickly it absorbed in my skin, which sometimes I find annoying with other hydrating moisturizers, and the fact that it has Rosehip Oil (my skin responds SO well to Rosehip Oil) made me fall in love. The subtle smell of this was wonderful, this product might be my favorite out of the group!


I'm so happy that this brand has come to Canada, i've had a browse on their website and I really want to try the Petal Perfect 2-in-1 Cleanser Toner next!

Have you tried Amie? Let me know what you think!