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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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beauty Trends of 2017

As with every new year, new trends surface. Today I'll be sharing some of the beauty trends that are said to be making a big appearance during the year of twenty-seventeen. After scavenging the web, I noticed a specific theme with all of these trends: this year will be the year for enhancing your natural beauty. Curious? Here are a few things that you'll be seeing a lot of this year:
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

January Haul

Spoiler alert: I stayed true to my spending ban. I was extremely good this month as you can tell by this very tiny haul. However, if I could haul food, then I may have to retract that whole claim. Anyways, here are the few bits I picked out this month: 

Lush Fairy Dust | Lush 

PS. I apologize for this extremely short post, but this is literally all I picked up this month. Watch out for my review on the KVD palette though. For the longest time I wanted the Moonchild Glow Kit from Anastasia, but it was never available on Sephora. When I saw that this came to Sephora, I snatched it up without hesitation early in the month. I've been testing it out for the past few weeks and I'm ready to share my thoughts - so keep your eyes peeled for that post! 

What did you pick up during January? Have you ever put yourself on a spending ban?

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Beauty Wishlist #3

Since I'm on a spending ban, I felt like another beauty wishlist was necessary. There's been so many new launches lately and I've just been drooling over everything (maybe even crying at the fact that I can't purchase anything). A lot of those launches have been quickly added onto my lust list and I'm just so ready to be over with this spending ban. Anyways, here are a few bits that's made it onto there:
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Why I Started Blogging

Every blogger's story as to why they created their little space on the web is different; they may be similar in some aspects, but definitely unique. As for my story, a few may be able to relate to one element: boredom. Yes, I admit it - my blog was created out of boredom BUT my story doesn't stop there. Let me explain further..

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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Beauty Blogs You Need to Start Reading

Throughout my one year of blogging, I've come across a ton of blogs in all different types of niches. But for me, my absolute favourite blogs to read are the beauty ones (duh!). It's just about time for me to share my most-liked beauty blogs with my readers. These are the bloggers that I feel produce some of the best content in the beauty community and are totally worth checking out: 
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Brush Your Hair Straight ft. Irresistible Me

There's this hair straightening brush trend that's been going around lately and it had me so intrigued. I found it crazy how you could just run a simple brush through your strands and it'd quickly alter your natural hair into silky straight hair. In reality, I thought it too good to be true. But when Irresistible Me contacted me and offered me the chance to try out their Jade Hair Straightening Brush*, I jumped at the chance. I've been testing it out for a few weeks and I'm ready to share my thoughts on it.
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Five Things That Make Me Happy

The weather where I live has been a bit gloomy for the past few days. Instead of coinciding my mood with the weather, I thought I'd do the completely opposite; a happy post to 'turn that from upside down'. Here are five things that make me happy:
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Product Empties #3

I feel like these empties posts are getting closer and closer together. The last one I did was back in November (see post here), so it's been two months. I'm surprised to see that I've already used up enough products to make a part 3. With me being on a spending ban & all, part 4 may come even sooner..at least I'm hoping it will. Finishing up a product gives me such a great feeling of accomplishment, knowing that my money isn't wasting away in my makeup drawer. Anyways, here are my empties -
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review | NYX Glitters & Pigments

If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I posted about a NYX Cosmetics event that I attended back in October (see post here). If you do remember that, you may also recall that I received a bag full of NYX goodies after the party; A bunch of them being their Pigments & Glitters, which I'll be talking about today.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Minimal Jewelry Edit

As a person who doesn't like to wear much jewelry, I must admit that adding a few pieces to your outfit can make a huge difference. I'm not saying you have to go all out with a big statement necklace, though if that's what you prefer, go for it. But in my opinion (and preference), all you need is a simple bit of jewelry to transform your getup and here are some of my favourites -
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

One Year Anniversary + Giveaway!

Happy first birthday to my blog! Wow, a year of blogging went by extremely fast. Crazy to think of just how many new things and people I've been exposed to in my short, but ongoing, journey of being blogger. And I'm ready to keep growing. Making the choice to start blogging was one of the best decisions I made in 2016.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How Much Is My Face?

The amount of times I've seen this post done is more than I can count on two hands. Just to be clear, I'm not complaining. I actually really enjoy reading them and seeing just how much we spend on makeup these days. Of course I had to join the party as I'm curious on how much I, myself, spends on makeup.
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Sunday, January 08, 2017

January Makeup Menu

If you read my last post, you probably know that I've put myself on a spending ban this month. Because of that, I'm going to have to shop my own stash and use the products I already own. On the bright side, it's a great way for me to finally use up the makeup that's been in my collection for the longest time (look forward to an empties post soon!). These are the goodies on the menu this month:
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Saturday, January 07, 2017

January Goals & December Update

Another month has passed (a whole year actually - happy new year!), so it's time for another update + new goals. I'm just going to get to the point on this one and say I was only able to check off one thing from last month's list. Ugh, yes, I failed once again, but I do have a really good excuse! I decided to take a seasonal job offer in December to make more 'moula' for the holiday season. They gave me endless shifts, so I wasn't able to accomplish as much as I wanted to last month. With that said, the only thing I was able to get done was build a gingerbread house (yay!). My daughter and I did it together and we had tons of fun. To my surprise, our first one ever turned out pretty good. And now onto my new goals..
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Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | December 2016


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Review | B.O. Essentials Rejuvenating Rose & Geranium Facial Sugar Scrub

One of my favourite things about the beauty world is that there are so many products out there to try. Whether it's a highly known brand or an 'underground' brand, I love trying out new products. The product I'll be talking about today is from one of those 'underground' brands - it's the Rejuvenating Rose & Geranium Facial Sugar Scrub* from B.O. Essentials.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

December Haul

I can't lie, I misbehaved quite a bit last month when it came to shopping. But can you really blame me? I mean it was Christmas time and I had to do some Christmas shopping. And everyone knows that you can't leave the store without something for yourself. Or is that just me? Anyways, here's a few of the things I picked up throughout December..

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Makeup Look: NYE Glam

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017! Crazy how fast the year went. Reflecting back on twenty-sixteen, all I can say is that it was a fun-filled, memorable year. One of my biggest accomplishments this year has to be starting a blog. I had the chance to experience new things, connect with new people & brands, and overall take my passion for beauty + makeup to a whole new level. I'm just so thankful for everything that 2016 brought to me and hope 2017 is even greater for all of us. With that said, why not start the year off with a makeup look? This is a beauty blog after all!
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