Saturday, June 25, 2016

YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara #allinawink

The Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara ($39 CAD) is meant to be a revolutionary formula, intense and super shiny giving length, curl and saturated colour to the lashes. I'm wary of high-end mascaras but I was particularly curious about this one, as it looks pretty darn amazing on SamanthaJaneYT


The YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara is available in 9 shades - black, aubergine, green, hazel, blue, fuchsia, purple, dark sparkle (top coat), and gold sparkle (top coat). 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream

It was love at first smell. I've had my eye on the Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream ($8.99 CAD at Echoo.ca, $14 CAD at Urban Outfitters) since spotting it for the first time in a Korean beauty shop in San Francisco last year. Thanks to Echoo.ca, I've finally got it in my possession and need to take a few moments to rave. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TRAVEL: 5 Days in Athens // Greece 2016

The last stop during my travels to Greece was the capital city of Athens. After a relaxing time on the islands, the hustle and bustle of Athens was a nice change of pace. 

Mary Kay Bare Natural Essentials Set

Another one. Another neutral eyeshadow palette. This trend is a little tired but whatevs, every gal needs a basic neutral eyeshadow palette. The Mary Kay Natural Essentials Set (Mineral Eye Colour Bundle + Rose Gold Compact) is just that. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TRAVEL: 3 Days in Rhodes // Greece 2016

Rhodes is the easternmost island of Greece, separated from Turkey by only 40km of Mediterranean Sea. We stayed at an Air BnB in the city of Rhodes at the northernmost point of the island. 

Rhodes is a mish mash of several cultures. At different points in history, Rhodes was ruled by the Romans, the Ottomans, the Knights and the Italians, which makes for an interesting-looking island. 

Here's what I got up to in Rhodes! 

Katy Perry x CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Video, Review & Swatches

TGIF, Teenage Dream, Waking Up In Vegas, California Girls...Huge Katy Perry fan right here. Well... back in high school. But I most of the words to her biggest hits. So, when CoverGirl and Katy Perry announced a collab, I was stoked! 

The Katy Perry x CoverGirl Collection consists of 11 Katy Kat Matte (demi-matte) lipsticks and 2 Katy Katy Eye Mascaras (Blue and Black). Today - all of the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks! I even made a video :) 

  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

TRAVEL: 3 Days in Crete // Greece 2016

The Greek island of Crete could be a country all on its own. It's the most populated island and it's got mountain ranges, valleys, beaches, gorges, lakes and rivers. I spent 3 days in Crete, with Air BnB accommodations in the second largest city of Chania.

Here's what I was up to in Crete! 


HAUL: Korean Cosmetics from Echoo Beauty

Echoo.ca is an importer of Korean beauty and skincare items to Canada! This is my first post in collaboration with Echoo Beauty, which means that I'll be able to introduce and feature more Korean beauty on the blog. 

Echoo Beauty aims to provide customers with the best online shopping experience with quality products, fast delivery and first class customer services, as well as competitive pricing with local cosmetics retailers. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

TRAVEL: 2 Days in Santorini // Greece 2016

Oh, Santorini... the island of clean white buildings with blue roofs and beautiful sunsets. Santorini is the southern most island of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It's shaped like a crescent, as it was once a volcano with a centre that has since collapsed into the ocean, which makes for some interesting amazing views. 


I spent 2 days in Santorini, which seemed a little short but I would spend 3 days at most. Santorini was the smallest and most topographically beautiful of the islands that I visited. I can see why people fall in love. However, it was also the most touristy, as even though we travelled there during off-season there were crowds of people at the most popular and well-known sights. Touristy-ness aside, here's what I got up to in Santorini! 

Ceramic Glaze Botanical Oasis Collection

The OPI nail polish posts are getting tired, so here's some summer newness from Ceramic Glaze - the Botanical Oasis Collection ($11 each, exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart). Ceramic Glaze = China Glaze, which means that the polishes are formulated with a similar technology to clay ceramics where adhesives and plasticizers harden the nails and give a "glazed finish". 

I've tried lots of Ceramic Glaze polishes in the past and my opinion hasn't really changed. There's a ton of colours and finishes, the polishes dry quickly, and they last a good 4+ days on my nails (which is more than I can say for most polishes. 

Onto the summer colours! The limited edition Botanical Oasis Collection features oceanic brights and a few lighter what I'd call garden party colours like a nude and sheer pearl.