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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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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Take It Or Leave It | Juvia's Place Saharan Palette

I finally caved and bought a palette from Juvia's Place. If you haven't heard about the brand..where on Earth have you been? Their eyeshadows are popular among a ton of beauty including the wonderful NikkieTutorials. When I saw a friend of mine swatch her palette on IG stories, I knew I had to try them for myself. So I ended up picking up The Saharan Palette for a pretty good price (some of their palettes are still on sale!). 
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Mascara Worth The Splurge | Givenchy Noir Interdit

I literally gasped when I opened the parcel and saw Givenchy. This has to be one of the best PR gifts I have ever received. Cased in a sturdy, yet stunning tube is the Noir Interdit Mascara*. If you know me or have been around for a while, then you know that I don't get along with most mascaras. Despite me using mascara for years, I haven't actually fallen in love with a mascara up until this year - the Maybelline Lash Sensational. It seemed to be the only mascara that did anything for my lashes. So I was really curious to see if this Givenchy mascara would match up to my expectations. 
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Life Lately | Summer, Blogging, School

Ok, I admit it: I've been a terrible blogger lately. My blog has been a bit quiet as of late. I feel like I haven't posted anything in a while, but it's only been under a week since I last put up any content. So I thought I would do a little life update as to why I've been so absent in the blogosphere. A week may seem like a short time to some people, but for me, it feels like ages. So much that it's been giving me anxiety and it stresses me out every day when I don't post. Which will bring me to my first point: 
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brow Gel Showdown | Glossier Boy Brow vs. Benefit Gimme Brow

When it comes to makeup, brow products have to be my favourite ever. I think my obsession with them comes from the fact that my eyebrows are 'barely there'. Meaning my brow hairs are naturally so thin that they're not that noticeable and don't have any definition to them. So I've come to love brow products as they give me the eyebrows that I've always dreamt of having, even if it is only temporary.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Keeping Skin Youthful & Radiant | Pura Organics

How fortunate are we, bloggers, to be able to learn about new brands and try new products that we possibly wouldn't have heard about if we weren't apart of the blogosphere? The answer is VERY. The newest brand on my radar is Pura Organics. If you haven't heard about the brand, they're the first preventative anti-aging skincare line developed for women in their 20s and 30s, by women in their 20s and 30s. Their products are made from the highest quality of natural ingredients and are also cruelty-free.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Stripes and Greenery | OOTD

Stepping away from beauty for today's post... I haven't done an outfit post in ages. The first and only #ootd I did was a few months after I started blogging and it only consisted of one photo (you can see it over here). I actually really love seeing other bloggers' fashion posts, but when it comes to me creating one, it's more than likely a fail...for two main reasons: I don't have anyone to take good photos of me and I get extremely awkward when it comes to taking pictures in public. 

However, when Tobi got in touch with me for a collaboration, I knew I had to get over myself, combat my shyness, and take some damn outfit photos. So here's a few snaps of how I styled one of their pieces and me attempting to pose with faux confidence: 
Mesh Purse | Zara
Velvet Block Heels | Zara (similar: here/here)
Sunglasses | The Bay (similar: here)
Monogram Necklace* | Soufeel

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

What are your tips for posing/taking photos in public places?

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

New Foundation On The Block | The Ordinary Serum Foundation

So if you haven't heard of this foundation yet, are you even in the loop?! The Ordinary Serum Foundation has been making it's rounds throughout the beauty blogosphere for quite some time now. To be completely honest, when it first came out, I had no idea about it. Then everybody started talking (more like raving) about it, so naturally I had to get my hands on it. 
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Getting The Full Effect of Vitamin C With Mary Kay

Who knew that Vitamin C was so good for you? Ok, I'm sure everyone knew that. But I had no idea just how beneficial it was to incorporate it in your skincare routine. Skincare is a learning process! From what I've gathered, Vitamin C is known to help the skin look more radiant and even-toned, and also supports natural collagen and elastin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to that, Vitamin C is a valuable antioxidant that helps protect against air pollution and other environmental factors. 
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | July 2017

It's time for another Beauty Rundown...
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