Have you ever wondered how some products get picked as an "Elle Beauty Grand Prix" winner? Every year, Elle Canada and Elle Quebec turns over testing to about 700 readers and they test 200+ make up, hair care and skin care products in 11 weeks. This is my first year participating so I'm super excited to join in and test some products!
If you're from Canada, you know that it's been super chilly these past few days. I for one am totally over this deep freeze & ready for spring weather! That's where my tropical inspired beauty routine comes in: Maui Moisture. Inspired by the islands of Hawaii, Vogue International (they're behind OGX hair care too!) launched Maui Moisture. A refreshing and repairing hair care line with exotic botanicals and plant essences found on the tropical islands. With all of the differently scented lines, you're sure to find your perfect scent and be transported away to a tropical oasis at home.
If you're not familiar with BITE Beauty, here's the low-down: they're Canadian, natural & high pigment. All BITE Beauty Cosmetics lip products are handcrafted one at a time to provide restorative and nourishing benefits. The lipsticks also contain food-grade natural and organic ingredients like moisturizers and protective antioxidants made from organic fruit butters, Manuka honey and resveratrol. I was able to test out their new product The Lip Pencil complimentary through Influenster.
Over the past few years, I've started noticing that all-natural products are slowly showing up everywhere. So many people I know are turning to a more natural approach to their lifestyle: being more aware of what they put in/on their body, exercising more and taking better care of their health. In a world of fast and immediate, it's sometimes hard to understand why people are taking it slow by taking a step back from their hectic lives. Why natural? Here's a few reasons that I've dabbled in the world of clean living...
If you've been following the news in 2016, you'll know that it was a rough year. With the start of a new year, it's important to reflect back and assess what went well, what didn't and decide where you want your life to go next. It doesn't take wishing and dreaming and coasting on cruise control though, in order to create the life you want, it takes a lot of mental toughness, self-love and discipline. Luckily Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD, a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services shares some key ways to get mentally fit for the new year so you can move forward successfully.
If you saw my previous post about Tarte, you'd know that I'm obsessed with their new Tarteist line. Their packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the entire Tarteist Pro collection excites me. The Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette is no exception. Although it's miniature-sized and is about as small as a credit card, the colours pack a punch! Read on to check out my swatches!
I've always had a soft spot for Tarte: eco-friendly, cute branding and innovative makeup (I mean, clay infused makeup?!). When they came out with their new Tarteist collection, I knew I needed to pick it up stat! And believe me when I say that when you see my swatches of the Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, you'll need to go out and pick up their collection too.
I had the lovely opportunity to try out some luxurious spa products the last few weeks which honestly was very much needed because the weather has been very chilly lately. From scrubs, to lotions to body butters, BVspa (Bon Vital') does it all! I've got a little BVspa review and a little giveaway just for you guys if you keep reading the post!
I don't know about you, but I love me some eye palettes!! I definitely own way more eye palettes than I need... The Mary Kay Limited Edition Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes are no exception! With three limited edition eye palettes from the Winter 2016 collection, each one features beautiful 3D designs in 4 gorgeous shades. From neutrals to smoky shades to more bold colours... there's a palette for everyone.
Every year around the holiday season, Sephora creates different Sephora Favorites boxes featuring popular items containing best sellers so you can sample some of the most-loved products and current obsessions. In the Holiday 2016 Sephora Favorites sets, there were many that featured different products and I managed to grab a few of them. The Sephora Favorites Glow For It set features 6 different products for some bright ideas for highlighting.