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Friday, June 30, 2017

Five Faves | Hourglass Cosmetics

Back at it again with another Five Faves post and this time 'round I'll be focusing on Hourglass Cosmetics. I've stated this on my blog a couple of times and I have no problem saying it again: Hourglass is a brand that has never disappointed me. I mean it. Everything I've tried from the brand so far, I've loved! There's no doubt that HG is one of my favourite makeup brands.. ever. Before I overly professing my love for them, let's just jump into my top five from the brand. 
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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Importance Of Beauty Sleep & Why You Aren't Getting Enough

s l e e p
synonyms: nap, doze, siesta, power nap, catnap, beauty sleep
A condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Summer Weekend Staples

Ah, the weekend.. tgif! Summer is my favourite season and Saturday & Sunday are my favourite days of the week. Put both of them together and I'm at total bliss. As long as the sun is shining and I don't have to do anything work-related, I'm good. Now that the most wonderful time of the year (aka summer) is here, I thought it'd be a great time to share some essentials.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Fashion Must-Haves

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Toronto weather has been complete crap. But it's like I jinxed myself because right after that and up 'til now, the weather has been amazing. (Okay seriously?! I jinxed myself again! The thunder is going hard right now!) Anyways.. Since the official first day of Summer is right around the bend, I thought I would share some fashion bits that'll be very popular this season. 
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Makeup Artist Secrets For A Total Makeover in 5 Minutes

We’ve all been there; we’re in a rush, but we certainly don’t want that to stand in the way of looking like absolute perfection. While there are many makeup tutorials out there, and if you have watched any (and we know you have) you know that they usually involve intricate and complex looks, and take an eternity to pull off (if you can at all). Even with editing, these looks take at least half an hour to complete, and that’s only the time it takes for the youtuber in question. In search of tips that are easier to incorporate, perhaps it’s time to listen to some of the world’s most renowned makeup artists, and achieve a great look in no time. 
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Product Empties #5

It's time for another product empties. I mentioned in my May Goals that I wanted to finish up at least two products that month and I actually did! To be honest, I wanted to include a lot more stuff in this  post but these bits have been taking up a lot of unnecessary space and I just felt like a declutter was in need. Let's dive into my trash bin: 
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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ombre Lip ft. Laneige Two Tone Lipsticks

A few weeks ago, I attended the Laneige Toronto launch party for their Two Tone Lipsticks* (see post here). They were nice enough to send everybody home with 8 shades of these gorgeous lipsticks. On the ride home, I was so tempted to just pop these out of their packaging and swatch every last one of them; but like a good beauty blogger, I resisted so that I could take a few snaps of them while they were looking brand spankin' new the next day. 
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June Goals & May Update

We've reached the half point of the year! Is it just me or is 2017 just zooming by? Oh how happy am I that we're finally in the Summer months. Everything outside keeps looking better and better - well, besides the rain that Toronto has been getting lately. It's a drag. Speaking of rain, that's an excuse of not completing my Start Going On Walks goal from last month, right? May was supposed to be about flowers, not rain, but we actually got a ton of rain on this end so I wasn't able to do much walking. Also, eating healthier was a complete fail. There were a ton of events that were happening during May and it just wasn't the right time to put that on my list of goals (that's me trying to make myself feel better for eating like crap). 
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Monday, June 05, 2017

First Time Wearing Extensions | Best Hair Store

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to try hair extensions. This is especially true for those times in the past when I decided to cut my hair short. And I'm sure everyone could relate to that moment; hugely regretting snipping off your long, luscious locks. Anyways, even though I don't have short hair right now, I was still excited to finally be trying some extensions. 
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Saturday, June 03, 2017

June Makeup Menu

I feel like I haven't done one of these posts in a long while. In fact, I believe the last one was back in February. I'm blaming it on the fact that I purchased quite a few things in March/April, so there was just a ton of things I was trying out. The other day, I started switching out and pulling up some products for my vanity (aka the things I'll be using most of the time). Here are some of the bits that I'll be using for June:
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | May 2017

Let's dive straight into the products I've been trying out this month..
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