ANNIE YOUNG COSMETIQUES

I admire strong, hard working women! I watched my mom raise me & my sister by herself in a foreign country, where she did not know the language yet provided for us nevertheless, making sure we are fed, clothed & got the best education. She also taught us an amazing set of values; be kind, be independent, be strong, be humble. In my eyes she is a hero, an idol, someone I strive to be everyday. She, and so many other independent, strong working women are the reason I write this blog. Faith took its course a few weeks ago, when I 1st stepped…

CHRISTMAS WITH SEPHORA

So you might be thinking, oh its just November, but Christmas is not that far away! Until last year, I always got my Christmas gifts (including me to me gifts, lol) last minute and I always seem to face the same hurdles: line ups & products being out of stock (which is already the case right now with some things online)! Last year I took a stance and decide to have an early start & shop everything almost two months ahead! When I found something adorable or something I knew my family or friends (or myself….) loved or wanted to get…

SCARLET & JULIA

I had my eye on the Stila Eyes Are The Window shadow palette in Mind for some time, resisting it b/c I’m a total eye shadow palettes hoarder, but really needed to get a matte palette! Then, I received a cute little box from Scarlet & Julia with the cutest message, a lipstick USB key & a gift card to shop their online store!!! When I saw they carried this palettes, I had no trouble deciding how to spend the GC! :) Scarlet & Julia is a new online beauty boutique offering a wide array of products from brands like…

BIODERMA

I’m back from Toronto! WMCFW week was both amazing and exhausting, but more on that next week :) Today, I want to share my 1st impressions of this beauty routine from Bioderma. I received these products two weeks ago and have been using them religiously since then. I have normal skin, but whenever I can, I opt for sensitive skin products as they tend to be more gentle. This line is for sensitive skin :)  Bioderma Sensibio H2O make-up removing solution: Don’t let the clear water-like look fool you, this product is amazing for removing makeup. It’s odorless, gentle on the eyes, no oil…

DOT & LIL

Dot & Lil never disappoints me with their launches! I have already introduced this Montreal based brand of hand made products in a previous posts (HERE), but I must tell you about some of their novelties for Fall 2015 that I had the opportunity to test drive! If at anytime you are WOWed by a product, head over to the Dot & Lil wesbite & use code: JAIMEDL to get 15% now through October 15th! Heirloom Flower Garden bath salts: You could see passion in Anne’s eyes as she spoke about this new addition to the Dot & Lil family: “It’s so…

GUERLAIN

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a private event hosted by Guerlain at the W hotel where they presented their new Holiday Collection over a glass of bubbly! We were lucky enough to have Maxime Poulin, an international beauty artist & member of the Guerlain team, show us his tips & tricks of applying Guerlain’s new makeup collection, which btw is absolutely dreamy! The packaging, the textures & the smell are glamorous! Today, I would like to tell you about these little gems I received at this event! KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick: First of all, let’s talk…

O’COIFFURE SALON & SPA

ALL ABOARD! Two weeks ago I was introduced to a salon I will be visiting many times going forward – O’Coiffure Salon & Spa! I cannot believe I never been to this salon which has existed for over 35 years on the 4th floor of Maison Ogilvy! To celebrate its 35th anniversary, media was greeted with a boarding pass for a service of our choice at a nautical inspired event. I chose to have a manicure as I had a wedding to attend the upcoming weekend. Everything about the experience was amazing from beginning to end – I got pampered…