October 21, 2021

GIVENCHY Limited Edition Prisme Libre Highlighter for Holidays 2021 Review and Swatches

I am so excited to see all the new holiday makeup in stores and online but this new Holiday Edition Prisme Libre Highlighter by Givenchy caught my eye. I already use the Givenchy Teint Couture Highlighter from earlier this year and I love it so much that I wanted to try the Prisme Libre one as well especially because it has two shades instead of one. From my previous posts you know how much I love Prisme Libre loose powders and I haven't found any finishing powders to match the effect Prisme Libre powders have on my skin. So, without further ado, let me show you the Holiday Prisme Libre Highlighter by Givenchy.



October 8, 2021

When is Sephora Sale?

Sephora Sale happens three times a year in April, August and November for Sephora's Beauty Insider, VIBs and Rouge members. It's easy to create an account on Sephora.ca and you can be assured to get the discount coupon in your inbox and also in Sephora App.  As a VIB, you can get 15% off during Sephora's Holiday Savings Event (11/9-11/15)

October 6, 2021

Sephora Birthday Gift 2021 Review - Laneige

Its that time of the year when I splurge on things I don't need and promise to use them throughout the year, such as my gym membership :P I am usually quite excited about my birthday because I know that I would be doing something fabulous but this year despite planning on a trip to Baja California, I had to cancel it because my children are still unvaccinated and no matter how long the trip, children can't be in school for 2 weeks after returning from international travel. Blah! There is no better way to ruin a vacation than to sit at home with your children and answer the constant questions about why they are so bored and what do we do at home. 
Anyways, that was quite a sad intro to a birthday post, but that's how I was feeling when I took a trip to my local mall yesterday and I realized can pick my Birthday Gift from Sephora. The little pleasures in life eh?
More on this 2021 Sephora Birthday Gift in today's post.

October 4, 2021

GUERLAIN L'ESSENTIEL High Perfection Foundation in 35N Beige and Pore Minimizer Primer + Retractable Brush Review and Swatches

This morning felt particularly chilly for an outdoor walk and made me wonder if I'm ever ready for winters. My dry skin hates how harsh Calgary weather can be and let me tell you that no matter how much water I drink, it can not overcome the dryness of my skin. I need a makeup primer for days when the wind and the weather are not on my side. I particularly enjoy using the Guerlain L'Essentiel Primer and the High Perfection Foundation for days when my skin isn't looking its best and today is one of those days. Though this is designed to be an everyday, matte finish foundation, I apply this only on days when I am heading out to meet someone. I rarely do a full face foundation, since everything rubs off on the mask, unless (drumroll please) I am in a restaurant where I am guaranteed to be without mask and get photographed as well.
As I was getting ready, I was gently reminded of how wonderful this combination of products is for me and decided to write this blogpost, so I can share exactly how I feel after using this foundation and primer which I have been using for almost two months now. For more pictures, swatches and review, keep reading...

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.