FRAGRANCES FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s true that fragrances are very personal and each individual is unique, but if you understand the simple principles of ‘notes’ you can easily find the perfect fragrance. Notes are simply descriptions of scents and there are 3 classes: head notes, heart notes and base notes. Don’t worry, I did not know or understand any of this until I started working with a lot of perfumes! :P Head notes are the ‘1st impression’ scents that evaporate quickly. They are fresh or sharp and most commonly: citrus or ginger. Heart notes are the scents that pretty much cover up the initial…

BRONZED FOR SUMMER

It’s finally Summer – all you need is a little glow!  I’m definitely still vitamin D deprived, but it’s easy to achieve that bronzed look with these Clarins finds! Step 1: Bronzing & Blush Compact (Limited Edition) –  Aside from the beautiful packaging (right?!) and the amazing light scent, this bronzer/blush is the perfect shade & does not look orange at application. I’m absolutely obsessed with it; brings life to my face & provides an amazing glow! It’s a big compact, so it will last you a long time. Well worth the $42! Step 2: 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition): Burnt…

SPRING BEAUTY DISCOVERIES – PART 2

Part 2 was necessary b/c since Part 1, I discovered some absolute MUST HAVES! So without further a-do…. 1- Joe Fresh Makeup Collection: Truth be told, I didn’t even know Joe Fresh did makeup, so I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this collection! My favourite products by far were the compact eyeshadows – rich pigmented colors, & powdery texture which easily glide on the eyelid like butter & blend together perfectly.  They retails for $6 each and they’re availably at Pharmaprix (another thing to binge on when I head over there for drugs – oh who am I kidding, I’m mostly…

SPRING BEAUTY DISCOVERIES – PART 1

I don’t know about you, but I get all giddy when I get a new lipstick or a new eyeshadow palette! The only problem with getting something I LOVE is the fact that I cannot get enough of it so I use & abuse it until it’s gone (sounds horrible when I read this out loud, lol)! I’m one of those people who can’t keep a nice looking palette b/c like 1-2 colors are almost gone! Well, that’s me and I like to think that if you love it, use it  – why let a pretty thing go to waste? ;)…

SALON DEAUVILLE

6 months since I last coloured and cut my hair, needless to say I was in need of help! Luckily, I have some great Facebook friends who shared some of their recommendations and I decided to try out Salon Deauville ! 1st impressions are everything & Deauville surely delivered: great location with parking – check! It’s hard to find a salon with parking nowadays, without scrambling to find a spot or paying more than the price of a haircut (lol, ok a little over-exaggeration but seriously, it’s bad out there). Behind the golden doors it’s a whole other surprise! A stunning open…

WINTER HYDRATION – HEAD TO TOE KIT

It’s no big secret that our skin gets dry in the winter b/c of the change in temperature, especially during icy cold conditions. And of course, stress & pollution don’t help! I have normal skin, but in winter, it’s a whole different ball game. One day I’m perfectly hydrated and the next my face looks like a prune (true story!) I’ve tried many creams out there, and ususally it takes a few applications to see results. That’s until I tried the Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream (Normal to Dry skin; $46) & The Hydra-Essential Bi-Phase Serum ($56) and I must admit that the…

KEEP CALM: LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

This one is for the last minute-rs (like me) who will make Christmas shopping look like a piece of cake by getting THE best gifts – follow instructions below and KEEP CALM! 1- SHOPBOP: Clothes, handbags, jewelry or gifts for the home – Shopbop has it all + they offer 2nd day premium shipping options so you’re sure to get all your gifts before Christmas, so don’t worry last minute-rs! ;) I’m obsessed with the selections & designers they carry and I’m sure your gif-tees will be too – there is something for everyone! 2- La Vie En Rose: If…