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My name's Nicole - a Toronto-based makeup addict. Welcome to my corner of the web where I share my love & experiences with all kinds of beauty, makeup & skincare products. Head on over to my About Page to learn more about me.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Most Loved Beauty Products of 2016

Twenty-sixteen is finally coming to a close. Since deciding to become a beauty blogger earlier this year, I've been exposed to so many new (and a ton of well-known) beauty brands and products. I'm pretty sure 2016 is the year I've used and sampled the most products compared to any other year. Now that this beauty-filled year is ending, it's time to reflect on my most used bits..

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Christmas Tag

First & foremost, I would like to take the time to wish everyone reading this a very Merry Christmas! I hope you're all still stuffed and filled with joy from your Christmas festivities. I've seen this tag floating around a lot throughout this month and thought Christmas Day would be the perfect time to put it up (even though I'll probably posting it a day late) - so here we go!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Holiday Party Must-Have ft. Sole Patches

When December rolls around, so does all of the holiday parties. With those holiday parties comes dressing up. And finally, with dressing up comes pulling out your favourite, not-so-comfortable shoes. Why must all the pretty shoes have a 5 minute comfort limit? 

Monday, December 19, 2016

What's In My Backpack?

The last time I did a 'What's In My Bag?' was way back in May (see post here). During that time I rarely lugged a bag around, but when I had to, I carried a tiny crossbody with me. Now that I've gone back to work, I use a backpack to carry my stuff around with me. Before we jump into the contents of my bag, I just want to give a shoutout to my lovely bag that I've been loving. It's a faux leather backpack* from Zaful. It's pretty spacey, so I could fit a whole bunch of crap in there. But what I really love about it is that the inside is a gorgeous light purple shade. I know nobody's going to really see it, but I just love that little detail. Other than that, it's a very sturdy and well-made bag that I've been using non-stop for the past few weeks. And now onto what's inside: 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Find Your Perfect Holiday Bra ft. ThirdLove

With the holiday season upon us, there is no doubt that you'll be attending a few Christmas parties. It's all fun and games until you think to yourself, 'What the hell am I going to wear?' After going through multiple stores, trying on hundreds of different outfits, and finally picking something out, another question arises. A question that will either make or break your outfit of choice. And that question is 'What bra am I going to wear with this?' 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Personalized Gift ft. CaseApp

One of the best gifts you could give someone is a personalized item. Whether it's some jewelry, clothing, or even a diy gift, it shows the person you're gifting that you were really thinking about them when you were picking something out. A favourite of mine has to be personalized laptop skins or custom iPhone cases.

Monday, December 12, 2016

I've Reached VIB Rouge!

Mama, I made it! Well, actually, I don't think my mom would be too proud of this achievement. But I've finally made it to VIB Rouge status for the first time! I actually hit it last weekend unexpectedly. Well, I knew I was close, but I spent about two hours pacing all over Sephora trying to pick out a gift. When I finally checked out and the cashier told me I reached Rouge, I was a bit caught off guard. If you're not too familiar with Sephora's Beauty Insider program, here's a little breakdown for ya:

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Blush Edit

There was a point in my life where I would never put on blush, just bronzer/contour & highlight. Then one day, I randomly decided to throw on a wash of blush. To say it was 'life changing' might just be an understatement. It just pulled the whole look together. From that day on, I never skipped blush ever again. Though I talk about it like I am obsessed, I'm actually very picky with the shades I wear. I'm not too into the bright pinks or corals because, well, I don't think they look too flattering on me. But I am a huge fan of neutral/natural-looking blushes - and here are my favourites:

Thursday, December 08, 2016

December Goals & November Update

Holy cr*p, it is DECEMBER, the last month of the year. Is it just me or did 2016 go by extremely fast? Nonetheless, it's been an amazing year and I'm so ready to set the last few goals for myself this year & get them did! But before I go into that, here's a little update on how successful I was at achieving last month's goals:

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas: For Him

 
One of the biggest problems I face each holiday season is buying presents for the males in my life. When it comes to my dad and brother, you'd swear I'd know what to get them since I've been living with them all my life and see them every day, but when it comes to it, I always struggle. With my boyfriend, on the other hand, it's even worse. Luckily, I did a little cheating this year and asked him to help me come up with some gift ideas for this post. I'm guessing he threw in some hints in here for me to catch on to and help me out this year. But if you're anything like me and struggle to choose gifts for all the hims in your life, hopefully this list could help you!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Grooming My Brows ft. Tinkle Eyebrow Razors

Eyebrows are one of the most important parts of the face, in my opinion. A lot of people like to go to shops to get their brows waxed or threaded. Personally, I like doing them myself. The first time I ever plucked my brows, it was a disaster. Actually, it was a disaster a ton of times following that. They were either too thin, too short, didn't frame my face well, had a weird shape, etc. But after a while and many failed attempts, I finally have it down to a tee and know how to get my eyebrows to look the way I want them to.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

The Beauty Rundown | November 2016


Thursday, December 01, 2016

Winter Fashion Essentials

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, there's no denying that the winter coldness is finally upon us. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Winter. I absolutely hate the cold, so whenever this time of year rolls around, I'm ready to go into hibernation mode. But sometimes real life gets in the way and I have to get my ass up and out of hibernation. A good side to all this coldness though is the fashion and all the different outfits you could put together. Here are some of my favourites for this time of year:
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