Saturday, February 13, 2016

Too Faced Love Palette Eye Collection // #LOVEWEEK

If Too Faced got one thing right, it's the conception of their product. A box full of eyeshadows labeled "Love Palette" ($59) with heart shaped eyeshadows...ingenious and also appropriate for #LOVEWEEK! The Too Faced Love Palette (Passionately Pretty Eye Shadow Collection) consists of 3 eyeshadow quints (15 eyeshadows total), a Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner, and six eye charts for six different looks. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Nail Art // #LOVEWEEK

Valentine's Day is the day for over the top cute, cheesy love. So, I've painted my nails to match. There's a bit of sparkle and a whole lot of cute going on. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kerastase Cristaliste Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Double Sculpt Serum // #LOVEWEEK

In celebration of #LOVEWEEK, I've been testing out an all pink haircare line. The Kerastase Cristalliste Shampoo Line is all pink everything. Kerastase says that the range is enriched with a "Liquid Light Complex", to gently untangle hair, cleanse roots and make lengths glitter like crystals in the light. 

STEP 1: Kerastase Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Shampoo ($42). For free-flowing, lightweight hair.
STEP 2A: Kerastase Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Conditioner ($47) For free-flowing, silky hair.
STEP 2B: Kerastase Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Mask ($64). For nourished, free-flowing hair. 
STEP 3: Kerastase Cristalliste Dual Sculpting Serum ($44). For luminous, free-flowing, manageable hair. 

Lipstick Queen Green Lipstick in Frog Prince // #LOVEWEEK

This gem from Lipstick Queen is emerald green. It's Lipstick Queen Frog Prince ($31). But don't be fooled. It's not actually green.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Foreo Luna Mini in Pink (vs. Clarisonic SmartProfile) // #LOVEWEEK

There's a new skincare device in my life. Since winning Rae's giveaway last December, I've been using the Foreo Luna Mini in Pink ($119) on the daily. Before that I was on a Clarisonic kick, so I thought it'd be fun have a little ~battle of the skincare devices~. For a full review of the Clarisonic SmartProfile, check out my post here.

An introduction to the Foreo Luna Mini... 
It's a small version of the original Foreo Luna, a silicone skincare technology suitable for all skin types that uses T-sonic vibrations for deep and gentle cleansing. It's meant to remove dead skin cells, and unclog pores of dirt, oil and makeup residue, while also brightening the skin and enhancing the absorption of skincare. According to Foreo Luna Mini clinical trials, it removes 99.5% of dirt and 98.5% of makeup residue. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blush in How Deep is Your Love?, I Will Always Love You, Justify My Love & Baby Love // #LOVEWEEK

It's #LOVEWEEK on the blog. Not to celebrate the fact that Sunday is Valentine's Day but to acknowledge the fact that all things cute, pink, sparkly and/or heart shaped are necessary in life. Because you can be amazing and independent and happy with or without a significant other, and cute beauty things can oftentimes enhance whatever situation you might be in. To kick it off, it's a product that I've fallen in love with... 

Everything about the Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blushes ($32) is pretty freaking great. I just can't get over these blushes:
  • Love is the name of the game. 
  • Each blush is named after a love song. 
  • The packaging is in the shape of a heart. 
  • There are little love bunnies etched onto the powder. 
  • The staying power is kind of like how most would dream of how love should be, long-lasting (if not eternal). 

Monday, February 8, 2016

#MANIMONDAY - Year of the Monkey Nail Art

Happy Chinese New Year! In celebration of the Year of the Monkey, I went a little bananas on my nails. Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, while yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Paired together, red and yellow make for some prosperous nail art. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

FOOD FRIDAY: #TaiwanTreat Subscription Box

I used to tell people that dessert was my favourite meal of the day but with three hour classes that extend through lunch time I'd like to revise that statement and say that snack time is my new favourite meal of the day because it lasts pretty much all day long. 

And the only thing better than snack time... is snack time with international goodies! I was sent a Taiwan Treat Box to review, which has been helping me to step up my in-class snack game. Taiwan Treat is a monthly snack subscription box that aims to deliver authentic Taiwanese snacks, candies, treats, chips, ramen noodles, coffees and teas from Taiwan to your front door. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Schaf Natural Organic Skincare White Lava Purifying Scrub, Nutritive Daily Eye Cream & Nutritive Daily Moisturizer

Schaf is a Canadian skincare line that specializes in gentle products formulated with plant-based ingredients that safely improve the appearance of skin. The range includes just 5 products - a scrub, eye cream, moisturizer, cleanser and shave cream. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara // #VelvetNoir

Introducing the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($33). Available now exclusively at Sephora, the mascara is described as an ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes.