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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, October 31, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | October 2017

The Beauty Rundown | October 2017 ft. Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range || The Glam Surge
First off, Happy Halloween everyone! As I'm sure you've all been enjoying everyone's halloween blog posts today, how about we take a breather and talk about something not so spooky: haircare! So just a bit of a back story on my hair: before I got pregnant (over 4 years ago), my hair was long, luscious and healthy. After giving birth, my hair started to fall out, which is pretty common, and I went into a panic. A few years later I've tried different shampoos and conditioners to help me get back to where my hair was, but I had no luck. It wasn't until this year that I started taking it seriously and really exploring my hair care options besides shampoos and conditioners. Which brings us to the now.. Viviscal has been a brand on my radar for a while as I always saw ads of it in flyers. So when they got in contact with me to try their stuff, I jumped at it. Let's see if the wait was worth it, shall we?
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

New In | Nouveau Lashes + First Impressions

New In | Nouveau Lashes Haul and First Impressions || The Glam Surge
Nouveau Lashes is one of those brands I've heard of through blogging. I'd mostly hear of them from beauty bloggers that I followed over in the UK, but even then I was intrigued by the brand. Now imagine how shocked I was when I got a notification on Instagram saying that they followed me. I'm pretty sure it was only as recent as this year that Nouveau Lashes started catering to their Canadian fans. 
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Minnavi Takes K-Beauty Up A Notch | Customizable Skincare

Minnavi Takes Korean Beauty Up A Notch | Customizable Skincare || The Glam Surge
I'm sure I've said this a hundred times before, but I'm going to say it again.. As a beauty blogger, I am so fortunate to discover new brands that I probably wouldn't of heard of if I wasn't one. The newest brand on my radar is Minnavi. First off, I just want to start off by saying that this is a K-Beauty brand. Did I catch your attention yet? (I know it's all the rage right now) If you haven't heard of them, well you're going to want to keep reading because the concept behind the brand is pretty darn amazing. 
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Easy Halloween Nails + Giveaway!

Once upon a time, I loved doing my nails. I used to paint them every week and do the whole design bit.... and then I had a child. Now I never have time to do my nails and I'm stuck to just getting them done every once in a while. However, when Nail Polish Canada got in contact with me and sent me the Whats Up Nails Graveyard Nail Vinyls*, I finally had the chance (and motivation to do my nails). 
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Keeping Your Sun-Kissed Glow After Summer

Keeping Your Sun-Kissed Glow After Summer With Melanie Mills Hollywood Body Radiance
One of the most saddest things about the seasons changing is losing your sun-kissed glow and the colour that only the summer sun can give your skin. I especially hate seeing the tan-ness of my legs starting to disappear. I much prefer when there's a bit of colour to my legs. I know a lot of people like to cheat the system and go to tanning beds, but to my understanding, those are extremely bad for your skin/health. The easiest way (and safest way) to get around it, in my opinion, would be self-tanners and tinted body creams.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Only Lipsticks I'll Be Rocking This Season + Mini Haul

The Only Lipsticks I'll Be Rocking This Season + Mini Haul | ft. NUDESTIX & MAC
So.. I did the unthinkable. After an hour of sorting through my stash and swatching my whole left arm, I actually down-sized my lipstick collection! It was definitely an impulse move on my part. One day I was scrolling through Instagram and a moment of realization just hit me out of no where - why in the f*ck do I have so many lipsticks?! I mean I only rotate a few, so why let the unfortunate few waste away in my drawers? It was hard and I got rid of a lot - and I'm taking high end, drugstore and a TON of MAC *sobs*. The ladies in my family were definitely feasting on more than just turkey this past Thanksgiving weekend! 
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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Transitional Foundation Picks | Autumn Edit

Transitional Foundation Picks | Autumn Edit ft. The Ordinary, Too Faced, Nars
There was a time, not too long ago, when I would love a foundation so much, then out of the blue, it would just stop working in my favour. I had no idea why until one day I realized it was due to the change of weather. Just like how you need to switch up your skincare routine with the seasons, the same thing goes for foundation. 
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Beauty Rundown | September 2017

The Beauty Rundown September 2017 - ColourPop, Ouai, Huda Beauty
And I'm back with another quick rundown about these three bits.. 
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