First Impressions – Essence Lip Liners

I have never been much of a lip product gal. I’ve always used glosses or sheer lip products like the Revlon Lip Butters, and I’ve only started getting into actual lipstick in the last two years or so. Since I never used lipstick, lip liner has been even less of a priority to me, especially because it has always reminded me of the overlined lip trend from the 90’s. However, since getting into lipstick, I’ve noticed that my bottom lip doesn’t have a perfect clean line between where my lips end and my skin begins. I don’t know if this is the case for everyone, but it’s especially annoying when I want to go for a dark lip and can’t tell where to end my application.

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September Reads

I just finished a book called All The Light We Cannot See, written by Anthony Doerr. The story takes place amidst World War II, and follows the lives of a girl named Marie-Laure LeBlanc and a boy named Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure lives in Paris with her father, who works as a master locksmith at the Museum of Natural History. Despite going blind at age six, she leads a fairly idyllic childhood until the Germans begin invading the city, and she is forced to fled with her father to the coastal town of Saint-Malo to live with her eccentric great-uncle. Little does she know that her father carries a precious secret with them, in hopes of keeping it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.

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Glamglow Mud Mask Review

Today I wanted to give you a review of my experience with the Glamglow range. Because these masks cost a pretty penny, I wanted to talk about how they worked for me, in case any of you were sitting on the fence about making the splurge.

I bought mine in a gift set at Sephora last Christmas. For $75, I got a full-sized 1.7 oz (50g) jar of Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment, and 0.5 oz (15g) each of the Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment and the Supermud Clearing Treatment. This was a good chance to try it, seeing as how one full-sized jar of any of the masks is $75 alone. Basically, you are getting the smaller sample-sized jars for free when you buy it as a set. This gift set was only available during the holidays, but worry not – I believe they have released gift sets every Christmas, and Holiday 2015 should be no different.

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Fall Must-Haves

The weather here has already started getting a little colder, and I’ve unwillingly began wearing jackets or thicker sweaters on the way to work. As a result, my makeup has also moved on to the autumn season, and I’ve been gravitating towards darker, richer colours for my makeup.

Today I wanted to share with you my Fall Must-Haves. There’s something in every category of beauty, and I couldn’t help but add in some accessories as well.

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The Blogger Recognition Awards

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First of all, a huge thank you to Chic and Polished for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! If you don’t already follow her, I think you should go and check her blog out!

Blogger Recognition Award Rules

  1. Write a post explaining why you started blogging along with a few tips.
  2. Nominate some of your fellow bloggers.
  3. Comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

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Nailed It? Not really.


During a trip to Las Vegas in May, I found some some Essie Sleek Sticks nail appliques for $1.99 USD at a Ross. Since that was much cheaper than the $11 CAD they sell for in Canada, I picked a set up in Over the Moon just to try it out. Yes, yes, I know nail appliques have been in existence for a few years now, and that I’m late to get on the bandwagon! I’ve just never been into nail art that much, and painting my nails in one colour using nail polish had always been more appealing to me. Even though I’ve had these nail appliques since May, I wanted to save them for a special occasion.

I attended a wedding over the weekend, which was the perfect time to try the nail appliques out. With the mauve-nude base and sparkly silver dots, they were both classic and blingy – a great combination for a wedding. After wearing them for a few days, I had made up my mind regarding how I felt about them.

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