My YSL Collection

YSL collection uncapped

Usually, when I spend $40+ on a beauty product, it’s a palette of some sort.

But in recent years, I’ve been occasionally spending more than I’d care to admit on luxury lip products that make MAC lipsticks look cheap.

YSL beauty products are about as high end luxury as I’ll go, and I fully acknowledge that the prices are ridiculous. We’re talking around $40 for a lipstick, and $50 for the famous Touche Éclat. Read more…

The Fall Skincare Shuffle

Fall Skincare Shuffle

I don’t have classically combination skin in the oily-T-zone-dry-cheeks sense. My skin can get oily in the T-zone, but I also have dry patches in between my brows and around my mouth/chin area. Not classically combo, but combo (and complicated!) nonetheless.

While it leans oily in the summertime, it definitely starts to get dry and lackluster in the winter. As we head into the colder months, I’m starting to incorporate products that pack a seriously hydrating punch into my routine. For now, I’m sticking with a lighter moisturizer for daytime (when I can still get oily), but a few key hydration boosters have been shuffled in here and there. Read more!

The Early-Class Makeup Edit

School Makeup Essentials

I’ve found myself in a bit of a makeup rut lately, largely because I usually do my makeup around 7:30 every morning. I’m so not a morning person that I usually don’t feel particularly creative or adventurous. Read more!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

A Kiehl’s store opened near me recently, and although I had never tried anything from the brand before, I’d heard amazing things about their Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

I wasn’t 100% sure of what it was, and to tell you the truth, I’m still not sure. But after using it for a while, I’ll do my very best to describe what it is and the results I’ve seen from it. Read more!

More Drugstore Cream Shadows

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The beauty world goes into a frenzy whenever Maybelline releases new Color Tattoos, and with good reason. It’s very difficult to find budge-proof cream shadows in a wide variety of shades at the drugstore, and Maybelline’s are some of the best I’ve found, drugstore or not. [Read more...]

Wild for Washi

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I purchased an Erin Condren Life Planner back in April. As it turns out, this was a terrible time to pick one up because I had a pretty uneventful summer aside from blogging and YouTube. With few appointments to keep up with, no due dates looming overhead, I did not make the most of my ECLP.

September’s come (and almost gone!) and I’ve been determined to turn that around. Inspired by the #plannerenthusiast tag on Instagram, I’ve slowly started collecting washi tape and printable sticker files to print on label paper…all this in hopes of encouraging myself to use my planner. (It’s working!) Read more!

On the Benefits of the Curl Cast

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At the end of the summer, I was finding that my DIY flaxseed gel, amazing as it is, just wasn’t providing enough hold. No matter how much I upped my moisture products in my hair, I still couldn’t keep the frizz away. It was time to switch to a firmer hold gel – ideally one that leaves a curl cast.  [Read more...]

The Shave Cream for Those Who Hate Shaving…

EOS Shaving Cream

I hate shaving, I really do. Even in the summer, I really only shave my legs every five days or so because it makes my skin really irritated. Seriously. Every time I’d shave my legs, they’d burn and sting for a day or so afterwards. Awful.

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The First Fall Nails

Essie Bordeaux

With cooler weather comes a return to dark nails for me. As much as I try not to let my colour choices be limited by the seasons, I’ve tried wearing deep reds and blues in July and I just wasn’t feeling it.

But once September rolls around, and especially after we get over those 25°C+ days, dark nails just feel right. Read more!

Cake Pop Tips

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I have recently discovered that I love making cake pops, which is super cool because everyone in my household loves to eat them.

These little suckers (see what I did there?) are all the rage these days, and retail for around $2 each. Some say they’re the new cupcakes, but cupcakes will always have a special place in my heart.

I’ve made them twice so far, and the second time around went much better than the first because I kept a number of things in mind. I considered posting about my recipe and then realized that a) I don’t really have one, and b) the web is already saturated with cake pop recipes. So instead, here are my top tips to make some amazeballs (see what I did there?!) cake pops.

(Before we start, if you don’t know already, you should know that a cake pop consists of cake crumbs and icing rolled into a ball, stuck with a stick, and dipped in candy coating.) Read more!

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