August 8, 2021

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Calgary

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly'.”

And that's exactly how I felt today at the Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience exhibition in Calgary. Designed using cutting edge projection technology that surrounded the walls and the floors; this exhibit was unique in the way it connected with me. It was glorious to see those famous paintings, come to life all around me, which I have only ever seen in museums, books or TV shows! 

For pictures and my experience at the Beyond Van Gogh Calgary exhibition, keep reading!

The Starry Night <3

May 21, 2021

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria - Nettare Di Sole & Flora Salvaggia Eau de Toilette Review #WorldBeeDay

Guerlain has launched two new Aqua Allegoria fragrances to honour the bees on World Bee Day 2021 namely, Nettare Di Sole & Flora Salvaggia. These layering perfumes are inspired by wildflowers which attract bees and produce honey. The relationship between bees and flowers is millions of years old but the reality is that the annual honeybee mortality rate now stands at 30%! This disappearance of bees is endangering biodiversity and we have to act now to save and preserve our bees.

Being a sustainable luxury brand, Guerlain is running an international fund drive to raise up to € 1M in aid of the #GuerlainForBees Conservation Programme from May 20-22. Over three days Guerlain will donate 20% of its worldwide sales as well as € 20 for every repost of its 20th May World Bee Day Instagram image (click here) which includes the hashtags #GuerlainForBees and #WorldBeeDay

Keep reading to discover these beautiful fragrances in today's post! 

January 2, 2021

GIVENCHY Teint Couture Shimmer Powder in Shimmery Gold 02 Review and Swatches


Hello 2021!

Throwing away all the dreariness of the past, with a promise to shimmer and shine in 2021, with beautiful highlighters and currently I am loving this Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder! I haven't purchased a highlighter for the longest, because I had been loving Champagne Pop by Becca for the past 3-4 years or so! It's about time I share this heck of a highlighter with you!! ❤️ 

December 13, 2020

SKINCARE Favorites 2020 - What to do when our skin is stressed out?

This year had been a heck of a ride - from getting my PayPal hacked to receiving spoof/phishing emails, getting impersonated online, dealing with Instagram/social media scammers and finally an enforcement notice from Adsense! I guess I have seen all kinds of stress that a blogger can imagine! Oh yes and the pandemic we are all living in, is an all encompassing stressor which has exposed how misinformation, fear and panic affects our society and changes consumer behaviour across the globe. Until last year, I was keen on recycling and questioned every bit of plastic or non-paper packaging for my beauty products but this year disposables were on my mind. Using alcohol sanitizers, when I always use non alcoholic ones (yes that is a thing, in case you are wondering :D) and what the heck is the difference between the microorganisms they can kill?! 

In all this uncertainty and anxiety my skin suffered the most. I would workout on most days, go for a run, talk to my friends and family and above all, sanitize everything with wipes and disinfectant sprays often exposing my hands and face to irritants and abrasive chemicals. I also washed myself everyday - because COVID misinformation was/is real! After returning home from groceries, dental appointment, workout routine or even after just a walk around the neighbourhood, I felt the need to shower with an aim for removing any germs that might have been caught in my pores, my hair or anywhere on my body!!! 

My skin suffered this abuse and it did not like it - it reacted! This post is about all the skincare products, I used throughout 2020 and how my skin went through phases of healing, irritation, pores to being poreless and finally at a happy place. 

December 3, 2020

Dior Holiday Golden Nights Collection - Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Snow and Eyeliner in Sparkling Black Review and Swatches

This is my favorite collection for the holidays!! Dior Golden Nights collection is so sparkly - it automatically makes me feel festive and 10x excited for the holidays!! I am so excited to share this so without further ado, lets move on to the review and swatches!

November 29, 2020

TATCHA The Deep Cleanse Review and Result

 Hello my lovelies!

Today's post is a little bit different. I am not going to rant at how awful Tatcha's The Deep Cleanse is for my skin, but I will show you what a hyped up product on social media can do to your skin. My skin was doing fairly well with no acne or dryness. I was on a Guerlain Abeille Royale routine for morning and night and I felt good about it. After I ran out of my favorite Dr. Dennis AHA peeling pads, I decided to give physical exfoliant a chance, but I did not want just any exfoliant - I wanted a high quality product for my skin. So, a quick social media scan and I was sold that Tatcha's exfoliating products are great for pore cleansing and loved by so many "influencers". I have detailed my experience on why this product is not worth my time and money and also included a picture of the reaction I had on my face. 

Keep reading to find out more.

November 28, 2020

NARS Climax Mascara Review

Hello lovelies, 
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving followed by shopping Black Friday deals! I did all my shopping online and those Black Friday deals will continue into the weekend for most retailers so there is still time if you need to order something. 
I wanted to quickly share a mascara that really amazed me. It is none other than the NARS Climax Mascara which retails for $32 at Sephora and is also available in the mini size for $17 so you can still try it out or add to a stocking stuffer. This mascara gave me the most clump free lashes ever. It adds volume and gives them a nice lift and curl. 
I can't wait to share how it looks on my lashes, so keep reading and get shocked at how much of a difference it makes...

November 26, 2020

GUERLAIN Rouge G Customizable Lipstick in No.40 and Golden Ruby Case - Review and Swatches

So close to the holidays, I can almost smell it. It feels great to finally feel a little festive, to enjoy the season, while still following all the health guidelines. I am sure, we will get through this safely and to brighten up the mood and spread a little holiday cheer, let me share that the Holiday 2020 goodies are mind blowing!!! Limited edition collections this year are so much more beautiful than ever before, and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of these!
Today I am sharing a really special piece by Guerlain which is launched just for the holidays. It's the Guerlain Rouge G in shade 40 and the Rouge G Case in Golden Ruby. These crystal studded lipstick cases are so luxurious! I haven't seen anything like this before and I am so glad to own a Rouge G in this special holiday case. 
More on this beautiful holiday lipstick by Guerlain in today's blog!

November 18, 2020

GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Cleansing Oil Review

Guerlain Abeille Royale Cleansing Oil promises to gently remove makeup, even water proof makeup from face, eyes and lips. I put this oil to the test and get ready to see the results at the end of the post.
I absolutely love the Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare routine (reviewed here) and it begins with cleansing using this oil, followed by the Abeille Royal Lotion Toner, couple drops of the Youth Watery Oil and a pump of the Double R Serum.

More on this in today's blog!

November 10, 2020

Dior Pump 'N' Volume Mascara & Lipstick Set Review and Swatches

One of the most coveted gift sets at Sephora, mainly due to its affordability as a gift under $50 and because it offers two iconic Dior products - the Pump 'N' Volume HD Mascara and the beautiful mini Rouge Dior lipstick. A beautiful red lip and a mascara that promises clump free 'XXL lashes' is definitely the look many of us would sport this holiday season. With the fear of smearing red lipstick all over my face due to masks, I have started to carry my lipstick in my purse, only to quickly apply when I remove my mask and dab off in a napkin before I put my mask on again. I find long lasting lipsticks like the Givenchy Deep Velvets great for this (reviewed here), as they leave a lovely stain on my lips, however, if I am carrying a clutch bag, then I would prefer a mini lipstick and what better lipstick can I carry than the classic Rouge Dior 999.
More on this and the swatches of Pump 'N' Volume HD mascara in today's blog!