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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, May 30, 2017

Makeup Look | Styling Leong Cosmetics Faux Mink Lashes

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I love false lashes. They just make the makeup look a whole lot better. And I think a lot of my adoration for them comes from the fact that I have naturally short, barely-noticeable eyelashes, so the feeling of having long and fluttery ones are a dream even if it's only for a few hours. When Leong Cosmetics slid into my DM's and asked me if I wanted to try their lashes, I said yes instantly. 
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Loving Lately | May Favourites

I feel like I've been completely slacking on blogging lately. I usually post every other day, but that hasn't been the case as of late and it's really bothering me. I kind of want to blame it on the weather because it's been so gloomy lately to the point that it's a complete mood killer. I'm hoping it starts to be more Summer-y very soon so I could get back on the ball. Anyways, I know I don't normally do monthly favourites on my blog, but there have been a bunch of things getting a ton of love from me lately that I wanted to share. 
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

What's On My iPhone?

I wouldn't consider myself a nosy person, but when it comes to iPhones, I'm always curious about which apps people have on theirs. So for anybody who wants to take a peak into mine, this one's for you. Though I must warn you, you may be left very underwhelmed with what I keep on here. 
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Monday, May 22, 2017

An Ode To The Beautyblender

If someone were to ask me if there was a single (yes, just one) beauty product I could not live without, I would say the beautyblender without hesitation. I really can't remember the last time I was without one and frankly..I don't want to remember. 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

#TwoToneInToronto | Laneige Two Tone Lipsticks

The other day, I attended a party held by Laneige to celebrate their new Two Tone Lipsticks in Toronto. The event was held in a beautiful space and the whole evening was more elegant than I could ever imagine. I went with one of my best friends; to say that we were swooning all night is an understatement. 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Five Faves | NARS

I'm back with another instalment of my Five Faves series. This time I'll be talking about NARS Cosmetics. It's a brand I've always admired, especially for their packaging. Their simple black packaging always seemed so luxe to me. A vanity full of only their makeup is surely a minimalist's dream. But not only are their packaging luxe, but so are their products. Everything I've tried from them so far have not let me down and instead wow'd me every time. Here are my top picks from them:
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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Urban Decay Naked Palette Showdown

Nobody could deny the amazing-ness of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I'm pretty sure that the first one they came out with was my first high end eyeshadow palette I added to my collection. It was so good that over the years, I ended up picking out the next two they released. I don't regret these purchases at all because they're all so pretty. But to someone just starting their makeup collection or on a budget, do you really need all three? Probably not. So which one is the best to pick up? Let's find out:
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

The No-Makeup Makeup Edit

Even though I mentioned in my May Goals that I would start playing with makeup more, I can't deny my love for minimal makeup at the moment. It's pretty much a look I've been wearing a ton, especially when my dad wants to make spur-of-the-moment plans to go out & wants to leave the house asap. Not only do I like this look because it's easy & fast to do (literally 10 minutes or less), but it's also a look that enhances natural beauty instead of hiding it.
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Monday, May 08, 2017

Pre-Spending Ban Haul ft. Sephora & ColourPop

Two hauls in 2 weeks? Who the hell do I think I am? Well, I better soak it all in now because this is going to be my last one in a very, very long time. If you read my May Goals, then you know that I've officially declared another spending ban and it's very much needed. Anyways, here are the things I picked up from the Sephora VIB Sale a week or so ago. I also picked up a few bits from ColourPop during they're free worldwide shipping promo. 
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Saturday, May 06, 2017

May Goals & April Update

We are almost half way through the year people! Can you believe that? For me, April completely flew by. I'm pretty sure that was mostly do to the fact that I was still enjoying vacay during the first half of the month. Before I start sobbing at the fact that I'm no longer basking in the sun, let's reflect back on last month's goals.. 
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Asian Skincare | Naruko Canada's Rose & Botanic Series


A couple of weeks ago, I did shared my thoughts on the Tea Tree Series from Naruko Canada. Today I'll be talking about their Rose & Botanic Series. When it comes anything rose-scented, I'm all in. So when I received this series, I was over the moon & extremely excited to try it. All of these smell just like rose and it's something that lingers for a while, so if you're sensitive to scents, you may want to avoid these. This series is mostly meant for hydrating the skin. Here are the bits that were sent to me from the Rose & Botanic Series:
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | April 2017

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