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Drugstore vs. Department Store Loose Powder

I get asked a LOT about good drugstore products, and I have to say that I recommend drugstore products as much as I recommend department store products. Many times, a drugstore brand has the money to research new technologies and sometimes, one large company owns both drugstore and department store brands. Here are two pictures […]

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Worth the Hype? The Foundation Brush

Do you need a foundation brush? The foundation brush. It’s not new to the makeup world and you know that almost every makeup counter you go to will try to sell you one. It claims to make foundation application easy and smooth but do you really need it? Truthfully, I go back and forth with […]

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What Kind of Exfoliant Do You Use?

If you exfoliate on a regular basis, you have got to read this article.  The UK (and maybe Europe) has banned the use of plastics in exfoliants, but not North America… could you imagine?  Many high end brands do use natural exfoliants, but they’re still pretty easy to run into.  What do you guys think? […]

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For the Love of Lush

Here’s a little letter in defense of one of my favourite stores – @LushCosmetics. Lush is one of those stores that people either love or hate. I love it. I suspect that the people who hate it just haven’t tried the right product, and yes I’m talking to those of you who don’t like strong […]

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My New Sunglasses

I wear sunglasses literally every single day as I drive around town, and so there’s a fatigue that sets in once you’ve worn a particular pair for so long.  So I got a new pair of sunnies from SmartBuyGlasses.ca and I’m totally loving them. They didn’t cost and arm and a leg, and I like […]

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My Holy Grail of Primers

I first tried Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (eye shadow primer) when I was at the airport. I figured that if it could hold up for an 8 hour flight, then it would be good for everyday too. Well it didn’t let me down. I had often suffered from creasing eye shadow, especially on long days, […]

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Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish Setting Spray

Makeup, powder, and now setting spray too? It might seem like a lot, but if you want your makeup to last then setting spray is a step that can add hours to the wear of your foundation, and it helps powdered skin look more natural. It just kind of blends everything together and kind of […]

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I Got a Brush Cleaner Mat!

Have you guys seen these brush cleaner mats on Instagram or Facebook? Well I have one now and it’s amazing.  You basically put your soap right on the pad and swirl your wet brush on it dislodging any makeup.  You rinse your brush clean and you’re good to go! I’ve been using this for the […]

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What I’m Using Now

…otherwise known as Hero Products.  Because this is obviously a super condensed list of what I’m using right now and I thought I’d share. The purple tube is Urban Decay Primer Potion because it makes sure that my greasy eyelids don’t smudge my makeup.  When I posted this picture on Instagram, someone recommended that I […]

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High End Cotton Pads

Have you guys heard of @MujiCanada?  It’s a Japanese store that claims to sell no brand things – except they are all Muji brand.  There’s one in Yorkdale Mall in Toronto and when I went this summer, I prepared to stock up on the essentials.  It was kind of like Ikea.  The Ikea in Calgary […]

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