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.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Asian Skincare | Naruko Canada Tea Tree Series

One of the best things about being a blogger is discovering new brands. If I wasn't a part of the blogging world, I don't think I would of ever got into Asian skincare. So when Naruko Canada contacted me to try some of their products, I jumped at the chance to finally dabble into the world of Asian skincare. 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

How to Keep Blogging While on Vacation

As most of you already know, I'm currently in the Philippines for vacation. So far I've managed to keep my blogging consistent and I pray that it stays that way throughout my whole trip. Admittedly, when you're on vacation, the last thing you want to do is be glued to your laptop trying to keep your blog updated. But luckily, I found a loophole to that (it's not really that serious, lol). Here are a few ways I'm managing running my blog while away from home:
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Five Faves | Maybelline

If you could recall, I wrote a previous post on my five faves from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I'm actually planning on making "Five Faves" a series where I talk about my top five products from a specific brand. Today, I'll be sharing my favourites from one of my preferred drugstore brands: Maybelline. While looking for the next brand to write about, I realized I had a lot from them that I used regularly. Here are my five faves:
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

22 Things About Being 22

I'm officially 22! And what a memorable one it is as I'm spending it in the Philippines for the first time! Even though I'm a long way from half of my family (and not to mention my boyfriend), I have the other half right here & I'm really glad about that. Last year on my birthday, I wrote an extremely lengthy post (see it here), this year I decided to do the "X Things About Being X" post. Here are a few things I've learnt & picked up throughout the years. Enjoy!
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

On-Flight Essentials

By the time this is up, I've probably taken my first flight in 7 years - yes, it's been that long. The last time I was on a plane was when I was 14 or 15. The memory is so distant to me, I could barely remember it. Let alone remember what the heck I took with me on the plane. I did, at the time however, have my mom travelling with me and she probably packed everything that I would need in her bag. This time, I'm only travelling with my dad & daughter.. So all the stress of packing is basically on me. I don't know if I'm doing this right, but here's a few things I'm taking with me on my carry-on: 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

In My Makeup Bag | What I'm Taking On Vacation

Packing up makeup for an overseas trip has to be one of the hardest things to do. Especially if you only have an hour to do it - Gosh, I'm such a procrastinator. Hopefully I didn't forget to pack something, but I definitely won't complain if I did 'cause then I get to buy one over where I'm staying. Also, I apologize for the lack of photos & not displaying what I'm bringing. They were already packed up in my bag & I didn't feel like unpacking them just to repack them again. Here are the bits who get to travel across the ocean with me:
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Product Empties #4

With Spring coming soon, I decided to do a little clear out of the products I've been holding onto for an Empties post. I hadn't realized that I'd actually finished up a decent amount of products - well, enough for a mini empties post at least. 
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Things That Made Me Smile This Week

The past few weeks have been pretty busy for me, with packing for vacation and trying my best to pre-write as many blog posts as I could. I mentioned in my March Goals post that I planned to switch off this month. For me, step one of switching off was taking time out of my day to reflect on things that made me happy recently despite all the stress. Here are a few things that came to mind:
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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Perfect Spring Lipsticks

The official first day of Spring is just right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited. Even though the weather in Toronto isn't showing signs of warming up any time soon, I have no problem pulling out a few Spring-appropriate lipsticks in hopes that the heat will finally make an appearance. 
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

March Goals & February Update

Where, oh where is the time going? Seriously though, how are we already in March? I'm probably going to be saying that for every month that passes (oops). February was meh month for me when it comes to my goals. One thing I was very successful with was my spending ban (read this post) and I couldn't be more proud of myself for it. As for being more active, I'd say "kinda". I started doing some exercises here and there, but not as much as I planned on doing when I set that as a goal. Packing for vacation was a "kinda" as well as I pretty much have everything ready; just waiting for the last few days at home to pack up some everyday things. 
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Monday, March 06, 2017

New Additions To My Skincare Routine

I have a confession - before starting my blog, I had no idea of the importance of maintaining a good skincare routine. It was only until sometime last year that I started getting more into skin products & learning all it's benefits, whether long term or short term. Since then, I've had the chance to try more than a handful of products, experimenting with them, finding which products were for me and which ones I should steer clear for. I've also started adding new things into my routine, like an essence - I've never heard of that up until last year. The newest additions that I started incorporating into my regimen are facial oils. These two in particle are what I've been obsessing over lately:
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Five Faves | Anastasia Beverly Hills

There's no denying that Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the hottest brands out there at the moment. In fact, they're probably up there in my top 5 makeup brands. The first time I heard about them was when everybody & their mommas were raving about the Dip Brow. Their eyebrows looked so good, I just knew I had to add it to my collection. And that's when my love for the brand started. Since the Dip Brow, I've tried my fair amount of products from them. Here are my favourite five: 
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | February 2017

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