Ole Henriksen Power Peel Pro-Strength Microdermabrasion/AHA Peel System Review

Hey folks, sorry for the lack of action around here lately. EVERYONE has been sick at my house with some cold or another plus we ALL got PINKEYE! UGH! I am the last one to have it and it really can’t go away fast enough.

Anyways, last weekend was the perfect weekend to hibernate and rejuvenate. I took some time on Sunday night to do a face mask and hide hang out in the bathtub.

Face mask, a bath and a good book #sundayfunday #soundsperfect #leaveyourmark #bbloggersCA #bbloggers #selflove

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The face mask was actually a peel that I had received in my last Sephora order. It was a promo for when you made a $25 purchase, you received three full Ole Henriksen POWER Peel™ PRO-strength Microdermabrasion/AHA Peel systems for free! Well, you know how much I love free stuff. Obviously, I was in!

A popular treatment at Ole Henriksen’s skin clinic, this microdermabrasion and acid peel system dramatically retexturizes to visibly reduce fine lines, smooth skin texture, even skintone, diminish discoloration, and minimizes pores for instant renewed youthful radiance in three simple steps.


The face mask/peel comes in a slim envelope with pouches clearly marked with 1, 2 and 3, outlining the multiple steps.


The first step is an almond polish. It’s fairly gritty and you rub it all over your face for 2-3 minutes.


Here you can see the large almond seeds in the cleanser.


And here is the scrub on my face.

Rinse that off and on to Step 2:


The lemon strip step definitely tingled, especially where I had rubbed the almond scrub around my nose.


This was more of a clear gel-like substance. It smelled citrus-y but not overpowering.


This is with the lemon peel on. You can see my face is kind of red from the almond scrub. This step is left alone for 2 minutes and then you add Step 3.


Step 3: the chamomile mask is applied directly on top of Step 2: lemon peel.


This looks exactly the way you think the last step of a mask would look: like heavy lotion.


I slathered every last particle of this step on to my face. It’s still burning a bit at this point… but it stopped about 5 minutes later and was very relaxing after that. That’s when I climbed in the bath.

The last step is supposed to linger for about 15 minutes and then you can rinse your face.

I forgot to take after pictures but I remember my skin feeling somewhat tight, so I did layer on some Julep What Your Skin Needs before bed to help with moisture, which is extra important during the drying winter. Overall, I enjoyed this product. I have two more mask/treatments left and I will probably let my mom try one and see what she thinks.

Have you tried this product? What’s your favourite face mask/peel? Happy Shopping!

Spring 2016 Forecast

“Oh… the weather outside is frightful… but the fire is so delightful….” Oh sorry, was I singing Christmas carols? It’s been freaking cold and snowy here lately and even tho the groundhog predicted an early spring, the snowbank outside my house says it’ll be awhile before we can put away our winter stuff.

Oh well, ever the optimist that spring will arrive, I have put together a list of items that I’m sure will be on your “to-buy” list:

I am totally loving this romantic top mixed with a distressed denim skirt. Both pieces would be a great investment for a spring wardrobe.

Polka-dot top and boyfriend jeans: perfect combo!

Floral + kimono = yes please!

More florals, pastels and white. Perfect for work, brunch and all occasions in between!



And what goes better with florals and denim than a new vegan purse from Matt and Nat in a punchy-pastel colour? I seriously want them all!

So, to recap: still boyfriend jeans, more lace, pastels and florals… this looks like a season where I will want to buy EVERYTHING! lol

What pieces are you looking forward to for spring? Happy Shopping!

My Drugstore Beauty Favourites

Hey folks, today I’m talking about my favourite drugstore beauty items. Enjoy!

What are your favourite drugstore beauty purchases? I’d love to hear them! Happy Shopping!

  1. Maybelline eyeshadow palettes in The Nudes, The Blushed Nudes and The Brights
  2. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast (see my original review here)
  3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair
  5. Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation in Ivory 15

Fashion Friday – February 5th

Hey folks! I am back with Fashion Fridays today! Hopefully this will be a more regular feature on the blog but since I can’t always count on the weather to cooperate, it will still be hit and miss.

Anyways, while today’s look is very simple, I wanted to show a very wearable outfit for any office-type environment. Happy Shopping!


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Sweater: RW & Co

Blouse: Topshop @ Hudson’s Bay

Pants: Banana Republic Sloan pant

Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman

Necklace: Melanie Lyne

Purse: Miss Sixty purchased at Boes Ltd

December & January Empties

Hey folks! I’m back this week with my very first empties post and I am super excited about it! Doesn’t talking about empties sound so much more fun than blogging about empties? 😉


So, which of the products have you tried? Which did you love? I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave me a comment! Happy Shopping!


Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Oil

Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer

Benefit they’re real! remover

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

MAC Lipglass in True Tease


5 Minute Face #3

Hey folks, sorry I missed my usual day of posting yesterday. Let’s blame it on taking extra time off for my birthday. 🙂

Anyways, today I have my third 5 Minute Face for you. And it’s styled in my favourite colour: purple! I wanted to show that you can have a bright look in under 5 minutes as well.

Hope you like the purple look. Would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!

Products Used:

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel (no longer available)

Provici Matte Eyeshadow in Hyacinth

MAC Brush 213

L’Oreal Infallible® The Super Slim by Infallible Black eyeliner

Buxom Lash Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Melted Metal Violet

Winter Luxe Box 2015

Well, here we are in the middle of January and I’m going to talk about a box I got…. almost six weeks ago. On the bright side, it’s a quarterly box so the next one won’t show up for another six weeks.

Without any further ado, here is the Winter Luxe Box from Loose Button. This was shipped on Nov 30th and arrived the first week in December. And like every other time, I think that this will be the last one, that I’m going to cancel after this box. And every time, after I open the box, I’m pleasantly surprised at the interesting things sent to me. This time was no exception.

Three full-sized products and four samples – awesome!

Teez Trend Cosmetics Read My Lips Lipstick in Roulette Red, 2 g, $28.94

This long-lasting lipstick combines the power of highly-pigmented coverage and a unique satin, matte finish. The lipstick’s smooth, ultra creamy texture and added coconut oil extract nourishes and hydrates the lips, with colour that lasts for up to 8 hours.



Swatches of Roulette Red and the Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen.

I haven’t really used this lipstick too much. It’s a smidge too brown for my liking and I seem to be on a nude lip kick right now.

Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen, 10 mL, $19

This liner is a staple product for every makeup lover, this felt tipped pen makes it impeccably easy to create flawless eye lines of any variety. Applies smoothly, dries quickly, and lasts all day (or night) long. 



This has becoming my go-to, favourite liner. I like that it’s got a solid, felt-tipped pen-type applicator which makes lining my eyes super easy and fast. I also get perfect lines, everytime.

The FaceShop Character Mask, $4 

Wash face. Pull out the mask and carefully place it on the face. Remove after 10-15 minutes and tap lightly to absorb the remaining essence into the skin. 


Not your best idea @thefaceshopcan #bbloggersCA #bbloggers #piggyface #moisturemask #facemask #thefaceshop #luxebox #loosebutton

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While this worked really well, I looked absolutely ridiculous while wearing it. Even more ridiculous than regular paper masks look. I can’t imagine anyone who would like to look like a barnyard animal while they did their beauty routine. Highly unlikely I will buy this in the future.

Benefit Cosmetics, they’re real tinted primer, 3g, value $10.33

Dramatically boost length and separation with a high performing gel formula, which is water-resistant, and keep the lashes in great condition with the provitamin B5.



I don’t really understand this product. It’s like brown mascara… to go under other mascara, right? I wore it one day just to try it (and of course, forgot to take pictures) and it had a nice, light brown tint to it that gave me a natural, I-woke-up-like-this look. I’m still grasping the point to this though. One day I will wear it under the other mascara and let you know if it makes a big difference.

Benefit Cosmetics, roller lash mascara, 3g, value $10.33

It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls… which the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. Gently wiggle the wand from base of lashes to tip. Repeat across your lash line, making sure to catch every lash.

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I had bought into the hype about this and was wanting to love it. And while it’s nice, I don’t think it’s all that. I’ll use up the sample but I prolly won’t buy it in the future.

Benefit Cosmetics, they’re real! mascara, 3g, value $10.33

Benefit’s #1 nascar lifts, curls and lengthens for lashes beyond belief! Jet Black, glossy and long wearing.


I appreciate this mascara way more than RollerLash. I especially love the little porcupine spikes at the edge helping to get all the smaller  lashes at either end of my eye – as long I don’t poke myself. lol. I know this sample shows up in all the boxes and is easier to get than just about any other sample but I still enjoyed receiving it and count it as a win.

Benefit Cosmetics, they’re real! remover, 3g, value $1.38

Dip a clean cotton swab in they’re real! remover to instantly fix any eye makeup mistakes.

Ever since I started using Julep’s Bare Faced Oil, I haven’t felt the need to use eye makeup remover. However, this remover by Benefit helped me out of a few tough spots this week when I didn’t want to rub oil all over my eye and either start my makeup over again or re-wash my face. I think this will go on my list to purchase in the future.

So, there you have it, another Luxe Box. The value of products was $84.31 and while the value of the Benefit deluxe samples are high, I used the cost of full sized products to find the value of the samples so they should be fairly accurate. I paid $29 (including taxes) so the quality of the box is still there for me. I’m also please that despite the decline in the Canadian dollar, there has not been a decline in products/value for this box.

Thoughts? I’d love to hear them. Happy Shopping!

Julep It’s Balm First Impression

Yes, another video. I am so excited to share this one with you, it’s my best video yet!

Today I am talking about the new It’s Balm Lip Crayon colours from Julep (and yes, I do have a small rant about the product’s name change).

The lip crayons reminded me a lot of other lip balms. You had to do a few swipes to get some decent colour payoff and needed to be reapplied in an hour or two. On the flip side, I felt comfortable applying without a mirror since I wasn’t concerned with getting it all over my face like I am with some lipsticks. The smell is pleasant, kind of a sweet, vanilla-cake smell but can get a little cloying after awhile.

From top to bottom, left to right: Apricot Nude, Dusty Orchid, Nectar Pink and Ripe Raspberry.

Overall, I like this product. Now that I’ve tried a few more colours, I would probably be willing to try more. I mention in the video how much I hate Aurora Pink creme and that has deterred me from trying more, which really isn’t fair since the colour just simply doesn’t go with my skin tone, no other reason.

Julep It's Balm

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For those of you who are already Julep Mavens, they’ve release the sneak peek of the February Maven box and this month, they are featuring the Julep Eyeshadow 101. Watch my review of that beauty product here.

Have you tried It’s Balm? Does this review make you want to add an It’s Balm onto your next Julep box? I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to sign up for Julep, feel free to use my referral code here.

Happy Shopping!

Cheeks and Contouring

Hey folks, so I feel like vlogging is my new calling. I have been having a hard time sitting in front of the computer and writing posts and editing pictures. But on Saturdays (when the light is good), I am raring to put together some new videos. And I’m even enjoying editing videos and posting them on YouTube. Let’s hope I keep this enthusiasm up and have many more videos for you to enjoy.

Today I am talking about contouring and blush using my Tarte Light of the Party Palette. I keep just linking it back to Temptalia’s website where she gives it a barely passing grade but I LOVE THIS PALETTE. I almost feel bad for using it because it’s sold out and you can’t go get one but clearly I’m not feeling bad enough to stop using it. 😉

Anyways, I had been contouring using powder before I bought this palette but this was the clincher for me. I don’t do it every day but definitely when I have more time or just want to feel more special about my makeup that day.

I hope you enjoyed that short tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. Happy Shopping!


Products Used:

Tarte Light of the Party Palette

MAC Brush 168

Julep Blush brush


5 Minute Face #2

Two videos in two weeks! I am feeling like a rockstar! Anyways, enough patting myself on the back, on to the video


Products used:

Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer

Tarte Light at the Party Palette

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel [no longer available]

MAC brush: 214 Short Shader brush

L’Oreal Infallible® The Super Slim by Infallible Black eyeliner

Buxom Lash Mascara

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Without Your Love from the Ellie Goulding collection

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

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