Friday, February 03, 2017

- - Valentine's Day Ideas - -

What are you guys doing for Valentine's Day? It's totally okay if you don't have much planned - sometimes I don't either. 

However, if you are looking for ideas of where to take your significant other (and you don't have the patience for packed restaurants on the 14th), I've jotted down a few thoughts below to get you inspired:

Friday, November 04, 2016

- - MakeSpace | My Go-To Fall Essential(s) - -

I recently got an invitation from MakeSpacean on-demand self-storage service that picks up, stores, and delivers your items to you, to discuss the Fall essentials that I'm rocking this year.

To be honest, there's only one item that - year after year - I dig out from the "cold weather" bin in my basement and that is my favourite Club Monaco wool beret. It's honestly the best hat ever! This little hat has gotten me through all of autumn for the last 4 years and through most of the winters. If they ever release the exact beret again I'm seriously buying about 3 more of them. Until then, I have to keep my one and only in excellent shape.

I do have to say though that I have changed things up a tiny bit this autumn. Since the weather in Toronto has been fairly warm this year ('ll be 15° Celsius tomorrow and even higher next week),  I've been trying to wear a floppy Fall hat more and more (pictured above).

This floppy hat (from Dynamite) definitely isn't made for our Canadian winters, but while the weather is fairly mild it's keeping me warm (as well as fashionable!).

One thing for sure though - after the season passes all of my autumn and winter gear will go back to the basement. Wouldn't it be great though if you could have an on-demand service that stored your unneeded items somewhere other than the back of your closet or basement? That's what MakeSpace does! MakeSpace actually has an App that makes the process of moving items away and back to you easier and literally at your fingertips. I hope you guys have a moment to check them out and see what cities they offer their services in! 

What is your go-to item for Fall? 

Thank you for reading! 💕

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

- - L'Occitane | Joyeuses FĂȘtes Voyage Set Review - -

Last week L'Occitane released their Holiday 2016 collection. This is super exciting news for anyone who has been waiting on that famous L'Occitane Advent Calendar to finally be released! Along with the Advent Calendar, L'Occitane also introduced a number of gift sets from their best-selling product lines - Shea Butter, Almond, and Lavender. These sets cost $65 and up. They're pretty good value for what you get inside, but they're definitely not the least expensive out there.

Luckily, L'Occitane did release a number of smaller gift packages that are totally affordable and just as great in quality as the bigger sets. In fact, if you ever go into a L'Occitane boutique check out one set in particular: the Joyeuses FĂȘtes Voyage Set. I'm going to tell you a little more about it today.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

- - Adore Me | Autumn Palette Challenge - -

When the leaves start changing colours you know that Autumn has officially arrived.

To go along with the feel of the season, I recently got some encouragement from Adore Me, a lovely one-stop shop for everything lingerie, to talk about a Fall beauty trend that I'm rocking this year. I love trying out new products, yet I'm actually pretty minimalist when it comes to daily makeup. I do experiment from time to time (even if it's in the comfort of my own home), so if I had to choose one trend for Autumn 2016, I would have to say that it's a metallic lip - especially a red metallic lip.

To find more inspiration I looked through Adore Me's bras and panties page. It was tough finding a favourite set because they have so many! The one set that spoke out to me though was Zariah. It's a classic and understated bralette & panty set:

Adore Me - Zariah

I can see myself wearing this set with my metallic red lip and an outfit like this:

Simple, casual, and classic with a slight pop of colour.

Check out Adore Me if you get the chance - they have beautiful sets for everyone! You can also follow them on Pinterest to get inspired. :) 

What is your go-to beauty trend this Fall?

Thank you for reading! 💕

Saturday, October 22, 2016

- - THE FACE SHOP + Kakao Friends Giveaway - -

This month THE FACE SHOP has partnered up with Kakao Talk, an instant messaging app very popular in South Korea, to create a line of products featuring the beloved Kakao Friends characters. Throughout the next two weeks I'll be posting photos and more information about each of the Kakao characters, so make sure you follow me on either Instagram or Facebook to not miss those! Currently the THE FACE SHOP x Kakao Friends collection consists of: two eyeshadow palettes, four hand creams, and five character masks. Recently I was able to pick up all of the face masks & hand creams, and now I would love to share those with one lucky winner!

Please read the rules and use the Rafflecopter widget below to participate in the giveaway. Good luck!

Rules of Participation 
  • Giveaway is open worldwide.
  • The contest period ends at 11:59PM EST on Friday, November 04, 2016.
  • The prize is a pack of 5 character sheet masks and 4 hand creams from THE FACE SHOP (valued at $44.00 CAD), which includes:
    • 5 Kakao Friends character face masks ($4.00/ea):
      • Muzi (soothing)
      • Frodo (moisturizing)
      • Tube (brightening)
      • Apeach (hydrating)
      • Neo (resilience)
    • 4 Kakao Friends hand creams - 30 mL ($6.00/ea):
      • Muzi (rose)
      • Tube (green tea)
      • Apeach (cherry blossom)
      • Neo (berry)
  • To participate in the giveaway, interact with the Rafflecopter widget below. A free entry as well as the option to tweet about the giveaway is available daily. The remaining entries are allowed once per participant.
  • One winner will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter and contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 3 days (72 hours) to respond in order to claim his/her prize.
  • For more terms & conditions please see Rafflecopter widget. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

- - A.H.C. Climax Water Pool Cleanser Review - -

You might be thinking right now - what a random thing to have...a pool cleanser.

That's exactly what I thought when I received the A.H.C. Climax Water Pool Cleanser in a Memebox (Global #17) some time ago. It turned out that this item in my box was actually a makeup remover! I'm only now getting around to using it and that's why today I wanted to share with you my thoughts, my experience, and more information about this curious product.

Read further after the jump!

Friday, September 30, 2016

- - ModCloth | Stylish Surprise Shoes Review | August 2016 - -

So it turns out that this year I got to participate in not one but TWO ModCloth Stylish Surprises! The last Stylish Surprise was back in April and the latest one was last month.

A Stylish Surprise is a chance to get some sort of mystery item from ModCloth, which is (in my opinion) the best place for indie fashion, accessories, home decor, and miscellaneous goodies. There are a number of S.S. categories you can choose from (accessories, dresses, shoes, apparel) and they range from $5 - $20 (USD). As the item is a surprise, you don't know what you're getting until the package is at your doorstep!

I usually try stick to the "shoes" category and today I wanted to briefly show you guys what I received a few weeks back. Check out the photos after the jump!