My Experience at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Toronto!

While I was in Toronto, I couldn’t help but go to the newly opened BITE Beauty Lip Lab on Queen Street West. I’ve wanted to go to the one in New York since I first heard about it and it was too good of an opportunity to pass up to walk by it and not go in. Initially I was all oh, I’m just gonna go in and look around, but as soon I stepped in the door I knew that was a lie.

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Covergirl Plumpify Mascara Review

I really adore trying new mascaras – it’s really fun for me to discover new gems, especially at the drugstore! The Covergirl Plumpify Mascara is all about the volume! Covergirl claims that it “plumpifies your lashes with 50x volume boost for full lashes!” (covergirl.com) I love a lot of volume on my lashes, so I was excited to give it a try.

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The first thing I noticed when I opened up the packaging was how enormous the brush is on this! It’s a bit of an intimidating shape anyway (it’s so spiky!) but it is legitimately the size of my eye. Yikes. I struggle with getting mascara all over my eyelids with small brushes, so this one is a bit of a nightmare for that. If you’re neater with mascara you might be okay, though! I just don’t have the coordination. 😉 Continue reading

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks in 01 Stone Fox & 06 Sway

I am getting back into lipstick in a big way. I went through a period where I was lucky if I wore a tinted lip balm, let along a lipstick other than a nude, but now that we’ve got some fun colours coming out I am so into it. I mean, I’ve wanted to try the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks since I first saw them online, but when I saw there was a grey and a pastel purple? Needed them.

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The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks come in a pretty standard plastic tube with a spongey applicator that is the perfect mix of flexible and stiff. It can move with the contour of your lips but doesn’t flop all over the place so you get lipstick on your chin. Unless you mean to – in that case, it’s good for that too! 😉 Continue reading

Fast Fave: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

Well, I talked about the Berry Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, I couldn’t very well leave out the untinted version, could I? This balm is aptly called Sugar and is everything you’d expect it to be: a citrus-scented mini-spa for your lips.

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m always drowning in lip balms…yet I can’t stop myself when I see a new one. When Zoe gifted this one to me a few months ago I was so excited to open it! Even though I certainly didn’t need another open lip balm! This clear balm is a delight to wear – it’s not one of those balms that disappears within a few minutes, yet it also doesn’t weigh heavily on the lips either. It’s the perfect amount of nourishment and longevity. Continue reading

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel & Mineralizing Thermal Water Review

The dry winter months are just around the corner (I know, I know) but don’t you worry – I have a couple of solutions for you with the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Water Gel and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Both of these products are packed with moisture for your skin without feeling heavy or over powering.

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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This review for the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 eyeshadow palette has been a long time coming. I’ve been loving it for about a year now and I can honestly say that if I lost all of my other eyeshadow palettes, this would probably be the one I repurchase. I know, big claim!

The Naked Basics 2 is a small, compact palette with 6 matte, neutral eyeshadows. They shadows are mostly cool-toned with one (Cover) being slightly more warm. This palette would be best for people with lighter skin, as the shades would probably (unfortunately) disappear on anyone with medium or dark skin. Continue reading

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser & GIVEAWAY

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When I heard that the Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser both cleansed and exfoliated, I got pretty excited. My skin needs a good daily exfoliation or my pores gets blocked and my face feels rough, so I was looking forward to giving it a good ol’ test.

FYI: when I review skincare I test it for at least a month, using it twice a day with products I know work well and don’t break me out. Continue reading