Monday, February 24, 2014

February Faves

It's that time again my favourite readers! I'm coming with my February favourites a bit earlier than usual and I've been loving new products and have really incorporated them into my every day routine, so enjoy! If you've ever tried any of these products, feel free to leave a review or comment! I'd love to hear from you guys.

- YSL Volumpte Sheer Candy: I have it in the colour 03 and it smells like grapefruit. I am in love with the subtle gloss and hydration it provides specially during this crazy cold winter weather in Toronto. A little piece of luxury every day didn't hurt anyone! (10/10)

- Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture: A cross between a lotion and a gel, this moisturiser has been an essential part of my day routine before I apply my make up. It does what it promises and provides long lasting moisture for 24 hours. The silky finish also helps prep my skin. (9/10)

- Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation: The first few times, I didn't like the finish of this foundation but after awhile I realized how light it was and the finish does really brightens the look of my skin. It gives me enough coverage to even my skin tone and hide any red areas. I only use about a pump and a half and it lasts all day with the right primer. (7/10)

- The Perks of Being a Wallflower: This maybe a teen book but it always has a special place in my heart - it's well written and I've been re-reading it during my travels. If you're looking for a great book to read that doesn't take up too much of your time, i suggest grabbing this book! (10/10)

- The POREfessional Primer: I now know what the hype is all about! It blurs the look for my pores and it keeps my make-up on for hours. A little goes a long way and I love the feel of the product on my skin. It's simply, perfection! (10/10)

- Simple Kind-to-Eyes Revitalizing Eye Roll-On: I've been having trouble with puffiness under my eyes and I was on a hunt for a de-puffer. I stumbled upon another Simple product that does wonders! It's helped with my eyes by using it during the morning and night. (8/10)

- Victoria Secret Citrus Dream Body Spray: It doesn't have long lasting power but the smell is fabulous. It's a mixture of grapefruit and red lily. I pare it with Polo Ralph Lauren Pony Collection # 4 for women. It's been a signature every day scent. (10/10)

- Ole Henriksen African Red Tea foaming Cleanser: A cleanser that doesn't dry out my face, FINALLY! I picked this up at Sephora during their Black Friday sale and finally put it in to good use. I like using it as my morning cleanser because it gives me that fresh feeling and really leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. (9/10)

- Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Treatment: My friend Spence gave this to me as part of my Christmas present and since I've cut my hair, I have really appreciated this product even more. It keeps my ends hydrated and it doesn't have an oily finish. I have ombre ends so the key to maintaining healthy hair is keeping the ends moisturised. (10/10)

- Roots Canada Large Grace Bag: This bag is made out of full Italian leather in the ever so popular Tribe Africa colour and it's made in Canada. It`s a large hand bag and a modern and chic take on a woman`s briefcase. I`ve been using it for work, specially of how much I have been carrying in it. (10/10)

What were some of your February Favourites? I'd love to hear them!

Talk soon,

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Get to know me: TMI Tag

One of my favourite YouTubers HeyClaire posted a video doing this tag and I am aware that this tag has been going around in the video world rather than the blogging world but, I thought I'd give it a shot. I tweaked the tag a little so it wasn't so lengthy and I also wanted to share some photo's from today - the sun was finally out after a harsh and frigid winter in Toronto so I took a photo of my breakfast using the natural light from my window.  

What are you wearing? Yeezus merch t-shirt, Roots salt and pepper sweatpants, Tiffany & co. earrings, nike sports bra.

Ever been in love? I can honestly say, yes. Once in my life but that's a long story and a long time ago.

Ever had a terrible break-up? Not a terrible break-up, but an awkward one - the relationship only lasted a week or so.

How tall are you? My ID's say 5'2 but i think a smidge between 5'1 and 5'2

Do you have any tattoos? Yes, I have 5 and I've been thinking about adding two more. 

Any piercings? I used to have 3 ear piercings on each ear plus 2 cartilage piercings and my eyebrow pierced. Currently, I only have a nose piercing and 1 ear lobe piercing on each ear.

Something you miss? I miss a few people I used to be really close with but, c'est la vie!

Favourite song? I don't really have one at the moment, mainly because I've been listening to top 40. 

How old are you? Twenty-four.

Zodiac Sign? I'm a Virgo and even though I shouldn't believe in it, apparently I am a TRUE VIRGO.

Quality you look for in a partner? Passionate about something and driven. I also want someone who is truly understanding, it's been said that I have an overly strong personality which can come across as rude so definitely someone to balance and understand that. 

How long does it take for you to shower? On average about 10 to 15 minutes, I don't over-do my showers because it dries out the skin.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 45 minutes on a regular basis but depending on where I need to go, it takes me up to an hour (wardrobe changes).

 What made you start blogging? I used to blog in high school using livejournal but it was more to release creative writing juices like short stories and poems. Then I began to want to incorporate writing in to my daily life and from then it progressed into adding everything i loved about writing, beauty and fashion. 

Hope you guys enjoyed the tag and feel like you know me a little better! I'm tagging one of my favourite bloggers, FunFabFree and my YouTuber friend CuriousAboutMyCurls to do this tag!

Talk soon,

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Twenty Already?

Friday was my baby sisters 20th birthday and let me be the first one to throw on a shocked face emoji and yell out "YOU'RE 20 ALREADY?" I feel like it was yesterday that my mom and dad brought home a crying little baby and we met for the very first time. Now, she's 20 years old and I am glad that we are closer and more in tune with one another's attitudes.

To celebrate her 20th birthday, we went to Panera Bread for brunch at the Shops at Don mills. My sister ordered a Tortellini bowl, Ceasar salad with a side of kettle cooked chips and I ordered their mac n`cheese with a baguette and a caramel latte. It was so good! Panera definitely does comfort food the best.

We walked around a bit and went to Murale to check out some new make-up and pick a few things up. We also went to McEwan`s to grab some french macarons to satisfy our cravings!

After our trip to Shops at Don mills, we went to two other shopping centre`s before we got home. I hope my sister had an amazing 20th birthday! The celebrations aren`t over yet, love you!

OOTD: Purse (Speedy by Louis Vuitton), Boots (Ralph Lauren Polo Rangers), Socks (Roots Canada Cabin Socks), Jeggings (H&M), Homies T-shirt (Winners), Cardigan and Jacket (Aritzia), Scarf (Roots Canada)

Talk soon!