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. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Demeter Foolproof Blending Duo in Clean Skin & Sunshine // #CBBFoolProofBlend

What does sunshine smell like? How about clean skin? I mean... aromas like waffles and gingerbread are pretty distinctive scent memories. But it's not like I can go up to the sun and smell it... nor can I really smell myself when I'm clean (the only thing I can smell is LUSH).

In an attempt to bottle the scents of Sunshine and Clean Skin as fragrances, Demeter has paired the two in their Foolproof Blending Duo Kit ($35), which also includes 4 droppers, a funnel and an extra bottle so you can blend the two together for a DIY scent. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sephora Formula X #ColorCuratrors Collection 2016 with Patrick Starrr (February)

As mentioned in my previous post, for every month of 2016, Sephora Formula X is releasing a curated collection of three polishes with an online influencer. The monthly collections are exclusive and limited edition at Sephora stores and Sephora online in the US and Canada. Last month was Aimee Song of Song of Style. The month of February is Beauty Vlogger, Patrick Starrr

Saturday, January 30, 2016

LUSH the Comforter Shower Cream

Dubbed "a cuddle in a bottle", the LUSH the Comforter shower cream ($9.95/100mL) has a sweet, warm enveloping scent that's supposed to be like cuddles from someone you love. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara in Black Brown

I know, I know... I'm late to the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara ($11.99) party. I didn't even think of trying it until my boyfriend bought it for me (so sweet of him to help me indulge in my beauty lemmings). So... when your boyfriend buys you a mascara, you wear it.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

THEFACESHOP Pig Character Mask

In an attempt to use up more of my facemasks, Charles (le bf) and I broke open THEFACESHOP Character Mask set ($9 for 3 masks), which includes a pig, dog and monkey. Each mask's ingredients are targeted towards a specific skin concern (pig - moisturizing, monkey - soothing, dog - brightening). 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer in Y23

Netflix all night, class the next morning necessity #1... a really good under eye concealer. Let's be real. I haven't had time to watch Netflix all night. It's more like study all night and cry. 

New to me and just launched this month is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer ($32) in Y23 which I've been testing a little less than a week. Make Up For Ever says that it's a groundbreaking formulation that visibly illuminates, conceals dark under eye circles and seamlessly blurs fine lines and wrinkles. Sounds like the under eye equivalent to a cup of coffee. 

In addition to reversing sleep deprivation, the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer is a part of the Ultra HD line, which means that it's designed to look flawless under the clarity and high resolution of 4k HD video technology.