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.



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Personalized Jewelry ft. Soufeel

When it comes to jewelry, I've never been obsessed. I don't what it was, but accessorizing was never important to me. Whenever I did shop for jewelry, it was always something simple like little studs, really minimal necklaces, etc. However, one thing that hits my soft spot is personalized jewelry. 
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Five Face Masks To Try

Before becoming a blogger, I was never much into skincare. That all changed within a year and a half, and I've been dabbling into the gigantic world of skincare a whole lot this year. One thing I've not tried much of though are face masks. I think that first time I ever tried one was late last year, so I'm extremely late to the game. Lately, I have been trying to explore more masks, so here are a few masks that I've used up lately and how they worked for me.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Should Be Your 2017 Makeup Bible

Every new season comes with a new set of rules. While some things stay pretty much the same, others go through quite a transformation, and beauty is no exception. If remained unchanged we would still be wearing a lip liner in a shade that isn’t even close to the one of the lipstick – never forget the nineties. However, this is not about dwelling on the past; it’s about welcoming and embracing the future of fashion. Aside from the trends to follow regarding makeup techniques and looks that are guaranteed to rule this year and perhaps even the next one, there is one other thing highly worth mentioning – the type of makeup.
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Friday, July 21, 2017

This Summer's Hottest Palette | Urban Decay Naked Heat

Introducing the palette of the Summer.... The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette! There was absolutely no way in heck that I was going to pass this one up. I have a crap load of eyeshadow palettes in my collection and prior to this purchase I bought another eye palette, but can anybody really blame me?! I mean this palette is absolutely stunning!
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Best Way To Store Your Beauty Sponge

There's no doubt that beauty sponges are my favourite beauty tool to apply foundation, concealer, and even setting powder. The beautyblender in particular is my go-to. But when all the makeup is on and it's time to leave behind all the tools, I always struggle with where to store my sponge. In the past, I would just perch it on top of the cylinder packing it came on, but when I'd get back home, the bottom would still be damp - which for some reason makes me feel like a lot of bacteria can breed on. Like I said, it was always a struggle until Basic Beauty Tools followed me on Instagram and the whole game changed. Basically, they created the perfect product to take care of my beauty sponge storing woes. 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Revlon #ColorStayAll Day Event & Haul

Being a beauty blogger comes with so many benefits and experiences that I'll be forever grateful for. I've had the opportunity to try out brands that I never would have discovered if I didn't start blogging. But one of my favourite things about being a beauty blogger is being invited to special events. 
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Week In Lipsticks

Whew! This week is finally over and done with. For the first time in 2017, I feel like time went pretty slow. Nonetheless, I'm happy that it's finally the weekend and I can relax and take time for myself. Today, I'll be recapping my week in lipsticks. I've always seen other beauty bloggers doing this type of post, but I never really had the chance to do it because most of the time I'd be home and would only use a lip balm. This week has been pretty busy and I was able to wear something different every day of the week, so I thought this was the perfect time to finally do my take on this post.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

New In Haircare | Schwarzkopf

When it comes to beauty, haircare comes last on my list. I never really paid attention to hair products and always used whatever was in my shower. That was a few years ago when my hair was long, silky and 'full'. For the past year or so, my neglect towards the hair products that I used really started to show. My hair is now flat, thin, and even shedding a ton. After the realization of how much has changed, I decided to finally start caring more about what I put into or on my hair. 
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Half Year Roundup & Giveaway

Today marks the day that I've officially been blogging for 1.5 years! I feel like time is really zooming by this year and I can barely keep up. Honestly, creating a blog has to be one of the best ideas that ever came to me haha. I've learnt so much throughout a short period of time and I've e-met a ton of wonderful people. I always see people on Twitter complaining about the bitchiness of the beauty side of the blogosphere, but I've personally never encountered nor witnessed any of the sorts, so I just have to say that I'm happy I'm surrounded by such nice and supportive bloggers. 
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Friday, July 07, 2017

New In | Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is a brand that I've known about for as long as I could remember, but haven't had the chance to try a lot from them. Before this, the only product I've owned from the brand was an eyeshadow in the shade Khaki. While doing my usual rounds on the Sephora site a week or two ago, I came across a 500 point perk featuring Bobbi Brown's top sellers. Since I've been meaning to try the brand for the longest time, I thought this would be the perfect introduction. 
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Loving Lately | June Favourites

July is in full effect, so that means it's time to share my loves for the month of June. Since I did start working again, I've not been going makeup free like I usually do; instead, I've been getting use out of a ton of bits - some old, some new - that I can't wait to share with you guys: 
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Monday, July 03, 2017

6 Products To Give You That Summer Glow

When it comes to Summer, everyone is all about that glow. Well, at least I know I am. Understandably, one product can work for someone, but not the other since everyone's skin is different. Luckily, there are quite a few choices of products that'll help you achieve the very desired summer glow look. 
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Saturday, July 01, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | June 2017

Today is marks Canada's 150th birthday and it also means that we are halfway through the year. Time passes by so fast, it's crazy! It's time for another beauty rundown. This month, I've been trying out three products from Shiseido that were sent to me via Influenster. These are the first products I've tested for the brand and so I had no idea what to expect. Let's get into my reviews!

Shiseido Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wet Force* | The last time I tried a BB cream, I absolutely hated it (the Garnier one if you're curious) so I wasn't expecting to like this one at all. However my mind was changed immediately after the first day I used it. The formula is very runny and it's easy to blend it into the skin. With one application, I get a good light coverage but since it is so thin, I think it'd be one of those foundations that won't cake up after the second or even third layer. What I do notice about it though is that it does oxidize a tiny bit, so I don't think I'll be able to use this during the Winter when my skin is really light. What I've been doing to fix that is using a lighter-toned concealer in the centre of my face so that it doesn't look a solid colour on my face. Overall, I really like this one and have been wearing it to work often. It's lasted me more than an 8 hour shift, so that should say something about this guy!

Shiseido Ultimate Cleansing Oil* | I thought it was really cool that this was included in the Influenster Voxbox. I love cleansers and I'm always down to try some new ones. I found this one to be pretty effective in removing my makeup, however it's not as good as my go-to - the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. This one came in a deluxe sample size, so I'll definitely be popping this into my travel makeup bag to use when I'm away from home. 

Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream* | I'm so glad this came in the box as well because I've been in the market for a new sun cream. I lost my Neutrogena one and with the sun beaming down on us lately, I was glad to have found this one. One thing I really like about this sunscreen is that it doesn't have that bleh scent that typical sunscreens smell like; it actually has a quite pleasant smell. The cream is also quite thick, but is easy to rub into the skin. It sits well under makeup and doesn't alter the application of foundation at all. 

Click here to read May's Beauty Rundown

Products marked with a (*) were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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