Sunday, 16 December 2012

Happy Holiday!

Hi all!

Before I begin with my post today I would like to share my condolences to all the families that were affected by the horrible shooting in CT and everyone else in the world who are suffering from war, sickness, and death.

I've gathered some of my favourite products here and there for this post. I will do another one featuring only drugstore favourites!

Here are some favourites that I've gathered from this year. Most are fairly new as I purchased most of the products from their Xmas collection and Sephora sales.

Tarte Baby It's Bold Outside Collection

I might've mentioned this before, but I still don't think that people are giving this set enough love! It has everything you need to create a beautiful look for all the holiday parties that you'll be attending. 24 lovely eyeshadows, 8 lip glosses, a setting powder, mascara, and blush.. all these wonderful things to choose from. This set also comes with a blush brush which I'm currently using it separately. It's actually very soft too!

Lip gloss swatches

If you're a fan of minty lip glosses, you'll love these!

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes

I got this very recently when I received the $20 off $50 voucher from Sephora. Initially I wasn't going to get it because I am very sure I already have similar colours. LUCKILY, I caved and got it. The eyeshadows are SOOO buttery and SOOO easy to blend. I've had many high end eyeshadows and I've not had any that could blend out so quickly and easily.

This has made my life easier in the morning when I'm getting ready for work!

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder in 3 Ambre

Lovely product that perks up the dull skin from dry winter air. Need I say more? 

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matt Bronzing Powder

Smells exactly like chocolate and applies evenly for contouring or bronzing! I can't stop sniffing it!!

Stila Convertible Colour in Peony

These 2 products are actually taken out from a Sephora Favourites set that's why they are not full size. Nonetheless, they are still the same great product that you'll get no matter the size!

This is my first ever Stile convertible and I am enjoying it a lot! Though I'm using this more on my lips cause it gives the perfect nude without washing me out.

Boxum Time to Shine Lip Gloss Set

Top: High Beam
Bottom: Buxom Glosses

Benefit High Beam

The Buxom lip glosses kept running out of stock in Sephora! I'm glad that I got my hands on some just in time. If you don't mind waiting, you can always order online :) They are much more pigmented than the ones that came in the Tarte set, but for a higher price of course. I love them and they also claim to enhance the size of your lips. Not sure about that end, but I really love how it feels on the lips!

Benefit High Beam, a favourite of a lot of beauty enthusiast out there. Gives your face a glow without making it look like a disco ball.

Before I leave, here are some LOTD when I went out for a family holiday party! 

Thank you Suzanne for the wonderful food! :)

Have a wonderful holiday and remember to tell your loved ones that you love them!!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Bay Bloor Gala

I was invited by the lovely Viviana from LVMH to the Bay Bloor Gala and had a great time looking around and eating tasty food!

It's a $10 fee to participate in this event, where $2 will go to the Canadian Women's Foundation Girl's Fund and the rest of the $8 can be used towards a part of cosmetic or fragrance purchase. Beauty with a good cause :)

The event consist of many things..

We grabbed ourselves some food and drinks before the "tour"!

Marshmellow and strawberry fondue over at the Chanel counter.. YUMMY!

Grey and Pink (Givenchy inspired) fondue

We then head over to Nespresso's bar near Dior and enjoyed some freshly brewed coffee. They were really helpful and sweet.

Nespresso Capsules

Yoshi having a cup of Espresso


Not to mention.. with the $10 you get all these wonderful freebies!!! Love Givenchy products and can NEVER have enough! 

Since I was in The Bay, and they are currently having some wonderful sales on their jewellery.. I had to get my hand on some!

Material Girl Necklace and Earring

They were 40% off and definitely cheaper than F21! Great deal!!

Before you go, head to Sparkled Beauty and check out her list if you are in town for some awesome Black Friday deals!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American readers! Have lots of turkey! :)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Will be back this weekend!

Hi lovelies!

Sorry about the long pause between the posts. I have been quite busy and tired in the evening when I get home from work so I haven't have a lot of time to prepare for blog posts.

Not to mentioned, the cold weather makes me feel like lounging on the couch all day everyday! haha!

I've hauled a bit over the past few weeks and I'll be back this weekend to share some of my favourites :)

Thank you for the ongoing support!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Hope everyone had a great week!

Unfortunately here in the east coast it has been raining all week long due to Hurricane Sandy. I hope everyone who is affected by it is doing okay..

I have announced the winner for my giveaway on Twitter earlier this week and will be mailing it out today! Congratulations Ginni! :)

Thank you for the continuous support and please always come back for more updates!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation Review

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions and compliments about my skin! I have to thank Lancome's foundation for the illusion of even skin colour, my good diet and sleeping habits for no breakouts.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in Buff W

I've heard a lot about this foundation in the past being some famous YouTube guru's HG but I've never had a chance to try it out until now. I ALWAYS thought that the drug store ones are good enough, but after this, I have completely changed my mind!


This is me before any makeup! It's a miserable and humid day (rainy for the rest of the week! Sandy go away!!) that we had to run some chores so it's a good indication on how well it will withstand rain.

After foundation

With complete makeup

As the weather turns cooler, I have not been setting my foundation with powder. Sometimes I do set it when it comes to tinted moisturizer or BB creams, but with this foundation, it is not required!

Close up

So we were running chores and it was very wet outside, hence I didn't get to take any pictures.

After 9 hours of wear

Close up of after 9 hours of wear

After a whole day of wear my makeup was still perfectly intact. I love how my skin looks in pictures <3. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this foundation if you are in a lookout for something new!

p/s: WINNER for the giveaway has been revealed on Twitter! Please check your DM so that I can mail it out as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder Review

Hi there! Weather is getting cold isn't it? I hope everyone stays warm and try not to catch a cold!

Since I've been busy working and trying to stay indoors as much as possible, I've gotten back to my old skin colour. At least as close as it can be..

During the Givenchy & Fendi launch that I was invited to few weeks ago, I was given a goody bag and in it there was this wonderful Givenchy healthy glow powder. I put off using it for awhile but I finally gave it a try last week and I have not been able to complete my daily makeup without it since then.

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder in 3 Ambre

There are 3 colours in this line, so if you have darker skin than I do, it might work as a gorgeous highlighter instead of a bronzer.

Comes in his beautiful case

Whenever I'm at work I have gotten compliment on how nice my skin looks. I'm sure it's a combination of the new foundation that I've been using and the glow that this product provides me with.



As you can see that I am certainly lack in colour on my face, hence making it look rather flat and pale.



I use the ELF complexion brush to dust the powder across my cheeks, with the remaining I go across my forehead and sides of my nose.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic

To complete the look, I use a peachy pink blush and lightly go over the apples of my cheeks with the same brush. Sometimes I leave it as it is depending on the look I am going for.

Complete look with Blush

If you are thinking to get a glow during the colder months, you should definitely give the Givenchy Healthy Powder a go! I've been loving it and will definitely continue using it until I'm out!! :D:D

You can purchase this in store at Sephora or

P/s: Join my giveaway by tweeting me! Open to everyone!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tarte Baby It's Bold Outside Sets Review

Hi all! Before I begin my review today, please check out my last blog post to win some free makeup. Open to everyone! All you have to do is follow me on Twitter and tell me what you would like to see next on my blog. It's that simple :)

Back to our main topic today.. Tarte. I've been a great fan since I discovered their products about 2 years ago. Outside of North America I find that it is almost impossible to get their products, and if lucky enough, the products will cost a bomb!

Today I'm sharing a short review about the holiday sets that came out in Sephora. You'll be able to find this set in store and online.

Baby It's Bold Outside Makeup and Blush Set 

The first set is one that comes with 24 FULL SIZE Amazonian clay eyeshadows, 8 maracuja lipglosses, 1 Amazonian clay blush in Shimmering Rose, 1 brush, 1 tester size mascara and a small finishing powder. 

The shadows

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Shimmering Rose

This set is amazing for $70! The eyeshadows are super pigmented as well as the blush. Their Amazonian clay line it most well known for the longevity of the products. A little goes a long way :)

At first I was concerned that the lip glosses will be really crappy as the packaging looks like the ones you can find for little girl makeup sets. But no! They are amazing glosses despite the slightly cheap plastic container it comes in. I'm super stoked to have so many colours to play with. 

The brush and the bag that it comes with are also very handy. Size is great, good for travelling and makeup gigs!

The blush set comes with 4 Amazonian Clay blushes (I LOVE THEM!) in colour Angelic, Fantastic, Magic, and Stellar. It's a great selection and fits most skin tones. Prior to this I only have Dollface, and this has made my blush collection so much better!!!

All in all, I highly recommend you to check it out in stores if Tarte is accessible to you. I'm sure you will fall in love with it!

Stay tune tomorrow for some Givenchy makeup review.

Monday, 8 October 2012


Hello my lovely readers!

Happy Thanksgiving (in Canada)! Firstly I have to apologise for my erratic blog posts as my life has been all over the place and I really want to get it sorted out. Nonetheless, I'll have more time starting from now, so I'll be able to update my blog a little bit more often :)

In conjunction with Thanksgiving, I would like to hold a small giveaway here on my blog. All you have to do is follow me on Twitter at and tweet me to tell me about what you would like to see next on my blog!

ELF Lid Primer; ELF Waterproof Lengthening Mascara; ELF Nail Polish in Champange; ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine; Tokidoki Eyeshadow &  Blush Palette in Lion Pappa

One lucky winner will be able to win this set of makeup! 

Some rules & regulation/ disclaimer:
  • One winner will be chosen by random
  • Must follow me on Twitter and tweet me with what you'll like to see next on my blog
  • Open to readers worldwide
  • Must have a valid address that I can mail to, as I will not be responsible for lost mail
  • Giveaway will end on the 27th of October at 12am EDT

Close up

I look forward to seeing your tweets :) 

Thank you so much for all the support and love in my blog <3

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Givenchy Fall-Winter Makeup Collection & Fan di Fendi pour Homme Launch

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Givenchy Fall-Winter Makeup Collection & Fan di Fendi pour Homme Perfume launch last week at Bloor St. Sephora.

It was an amazing experience with all the important staff working behind the scene jumping out to give us introduction and explanations to the products.

In the past I have only purchased one Fendi product, and often than not, I stop and stare at their amazing packaging.

Amazing makeup artist & beautiful model
Some breakfast prepared
As it was in the morning, the kind LVMH team prepared some lovely breakfast for us hungy bloggers before the event starts.
Makeup artist introducing us the new Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara
The mascara is absolutely AMAZING! This is my first time using a mascara from Givenchy and I cannot believe how well it performs! It volumises without clumping and also lengthen my short Asian lashes.
Check out my lashes!!!!
Fiona telling us more about the Givenchy Dahlia Perfume
I was given the Dahlia Eau de Toilette and I love it! It has a slight peachy scent without the over powering sweetness that a lot of perfume has.
Fan di Fendi pour Homme perfume
Since a friend of mine couldn't make it, Yoshi came along with me. Lucky for him, they were also introducing the new Fan di Fendi perfume for men. It's really refreshing but at the same time it also has the autumn musky scent. If you are thinking to get your men a new perfume the next time, try giving this a go!
Some goodies we got!
Here are the goodies we received from the event. I've tried some of them and very excited to share with you all about it so please stay tune!
Have a great week and it will be FRIDAYYYY tmr :D Yipee!