Philosophy Skin Care: Bits and Bobs

philosophy skincare

Philosophy is a brand that I’ve started to really love thanks to a gift set that I got the Christmas before last. It’s a brand that I always sort of saw (anyone remember the Sephora Philosophy shower gel birthday gift?) but never really dove into. I’m going to do a short post today with mini reviews of the items. (Only been a year in the making….haha!)

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Brand Overview: Maison Jacynthe

Maison Jacynthe

It’s always a treat when I can feature a Canadian brand. I was approached by Maison Jacynthe, a Quebec based company, to try out some of their cosmetics and I definitely jumped at the chance! I have three products to showcase/ review: an eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. I’ll be reviewing all three and also show how I managed to put all the products into a cohesive look.

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First Impression: Too Faced x Kat von D Better Together Palette

Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together

Too Faced and Kat Von D are both heavyweight brands in the beauty world. When I first heard that these two brands were doing a collaboration back in August, I was definitely intrigued. I would say I’m more familiar with the Kat Von D brand compared to Too Faced, but with the Sweet Peach Collection, I can definitely say I’ve dived right into the brand with no looking back!

The Better Together kit includes two separate palettes that can be combined with magnets in the spine including a full sized KVD Tattoo liner and Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. I took some time deciding if I was going to get this kit at $80 CAD. I finally caved because I’m a sucker for limited edition sets. Do I think it’s worth it though? Lets get on with the first impressions.

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Best of Beauty 2016

Hello friends!! It’s pretty unreal to believe that it’s already the first day of 2017. As with all years, there were ups, downs, peaks and valleys. This can especially be true of the beauty world!! Today I thought I would do a recap of some of my favourite items throughout the year. These aren’t necessarily products that came out this year, but items I’ve been loving/ discovered during 2016!

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Haul: ColourPop Black Friday Sale

colourpop haul

One of the frenzied Black Friday purchases I made was from ColourPop. It’s been quite a while since I purchased from the brand just because the Canadian dollar has been so bad lately (my last ColourPop haul can be seen here). I wasn’t planning to make a purchase on Black Friday, but I got the sale email and couldn’t resist. The lip products were 20% off  and I have been eyeing their metallic lips for some time. So…perfect excuse amirite?

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Mary Kay Satin Hands and Lip Sets

mary kay satin

Hello friends! I was recently stranded on a work trip in the north due to extreme weather conditions. While up there, one of the things I noticed first was how extremely dry and uncomfortable my skin was feeling. I actually got a nosebleed because it was just so dry there. It was a combination of the drying hotel soap and just the overall dry air. Long story short, winter is here and skin is dry.

Something I wish I had up on my trip was the Mary Kay “Satin” lines: Satin Hands and Satin Lips. If you’re like me and dry skin and lips aren’t your thing, these might be a great way banish it ’till summer!

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Haul: Sephora Sales


Hello friends! I’ve been waiting to post this for some time. First it was just what I picked up in the VIB sale, then Black Friday, and today I just got my order for the $25 off of $50 VIB Rouge coupon. My wallet has been busy and I thought I would just group it all into one big haul!

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Brand Collection: MyChelle Dermaceuticals Skincare


As I get older, one thing that I look further into is skincare. When MyChelle, a new skincare brand to Canada (which is now being sold at Shoppers Drug Mart’s Beauty Boutique) reached out, I was excited to look into it. MyChelle sent me four different products to try and I’m happy to now share my thoughts! I’ve been using these products for some time, (2 or so months) and I think I’ve definitely been able to formulate an opinion on them.

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