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Friday (non-beauty) Fave: Fast Company

Was feeling a little meh/uninspired earlier today, and put off writing this post because I didn’t want to just mail it in. I’m currently on a Greyhound bus en route to beautiful Montreal for the weekend, and was reading the latest Fast Company, and thinking to myself ‘I effing love this magazine!’ And then I was like OMG! It shall be my Friday Fave!!


Review & Swatches: Sephora ‘In the Tropics’ Moonshadow Baked Palette

sephora in the tropics palette 2Holler! Got this sweet palette this week for a steal from Sephora. It’s the Moonshadow Baked Palette in In the Tropics and I got it on sale for C$19 down from C$32. I’ve been really into metallic wet-effect shimmery shadows lately, so this is right up my alley. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived! Read on for swatches and my first impressions… (more…)

Ipsy Glam Bag: August 2014 (Beauty Schooled)

ipsy august 2014 3This was my second month subscribing to Ipsy (C$10/month + shipping). Prior to signing up I had heard amazing things about the service, so I was pretty disappointed by last month’s Glam Bag which included only ONE (1!) product I felt jazzed about even trying. This month is a whole new ball game! Read on to find out what was in my August 2014 bag…


Friday (other!) Fave: Stromae


Source: the remarkably talented Yannick Van Houtven (

Let me count the ways I love Stromae!

He’s a Belgian francophone singer-songwriter who combines electro, rap, eurotechno, and the rhythms of cuban son and the congolese samba. Some of his songs are super energetic and dance-y (perfect for a Friday night dance party!), and others are somber and have this fantastic weight to them.


Sephora VIB Rouge Event: Haul & Freebies!

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Tonight Canadian Sephora stores had an event for VIB and VIB Rouge customers where you’d earn 4x the BI points, and get a whole bunch of free goodies, and (best of all) free snacks! (Get this they had cupcakes that I thought were plain vanilla until I bit into one and it was PURPLE inside! Tasted of blueberries. So good. So cute. I basically inhaled it otherwise I’d post a photo.) (more…)

Wanted: MAC VIVA GLAM Rihanna 2

MAC-Rihanna-Viva-Glam-2-Fall-2014Today MAC announced their latest–the VIVA GLAM Rihanna 2 Lipstick and Lipglass. From the MAC website:

Pop icon Rihanna brings a bold look to her fierce new VIVA GLAM campaign, accenting her fearless, confident style with shades of frosted metallic mauve Lipstick and Lipglass, in velvety soft red packaging featuring her signature. Also available, the modern red hues of Rihanna’s original VIVA GLAM collection. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Click through for more photos and info…


How To: Deal With Dermatitis


Aaahh, good old the ‘titis*. I’m hoping none of you have experienced—or will ever have to experience—the shittiness that is a dermatitis rash to the face. But if you do, here’s what’s helped me deal!


Friday (other!) Fave: Guardians of the Galaxy

2014_guardians_of_the_galaxy-wideOk this movie is fucking amazing. My boyf is a massive fan of both Marvel Comics (he especially loves GotG), and James Gunn (who directed the film), so when the film was initially announced he (and I by extension) were super excited and followed its development closely over the last few years. Read on for my super unofficial review/list of why I loved it…


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