Monday, February 29, 2016

NEW at Baskin Robbins: Warm Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches & Sundaes! (+GIVEAWAY!)

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS AT THE END OF THE POST!* 

I love ice-cream. I love having it in all different ways: in a crepe, on a waffle, stacked in a bowl, in a milkshake... probably in any way you can think of.



I'm so happy to announce that Baskin-Robbins has launched its brand new platform of warm cookie desserts TODAY (March 1) nationwide at participating locations! Centered around warm cookies, you can now create your own single/double ice cream sandwich or sundae with the different options of delicious warmed-to-order cookies! Thank you Baskin-Robbins for the invite!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Budget Beauty Natural Makeup Look

Everything used in this look can be found at the drugstore. It's a very natural look that could be worn everyday. Of course, you can create your own personal look with different coloured eyeshadow or lipstick, but the products used here are some of my budget favourites!

Photos are done by Clarence of @thebabylens! Much love to him for helping me take some great shots! 

I start by applying my base using L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (please excuse my ugly chipped nails!!). 


I really really like this! The formula is great for a drugstore foundation that works very well with my skin. It's definitely going into my all-time drugstore favourites. I tend to get very oily and this demi-matte foundation is able to keep the greasy look at bay while still giving a natural, glowing look to the skin. The coverage can be built up, but it's generally a medium to full coverage. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquers

I know that Crabtree & Evelyn has great hand lotions and other luxury body care products, but never would I have considered trying their nail lacquers! These four berry tone colours were from their Holiday 2015 Made With Magic Collection, but they're still worth a mention because of the unexpected, great quality.


*These products are PR samples sent for consideration. Everything written is my opinion.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine's / Galentine's Shortbread Cookie Recipe + Drink Pairing

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Whether you are celebrating it with a significant other, loved ones, or your gals... be sure to show your love and appreciation for them (insert some cheese :P)!

This post is a great one for the gal or guy who needs to whip something up fast and in time. Girls, sometimes the way to your man's heart is with food...so why not make some yummy decorated shortbread cookies! These are beautiful tasty treats for a girls' night in as well. I had so much fun chatting with two of my closest girlfriends (one being Rosemary from @petite.cow, check out her foodie Instagram feed!) while decorating these cookies... and they were all eaten within two days! Guys, you can impress your woman by baking these cookies, and extra points for you if you put your heart into decorating it as well.



Here's the recipe for the cookies and the icing, courtesy of Samantha of @elleventy on Instagram. I am constantly WOW-ed at all the baked goods I see on her feed.... it makes my mouth water!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Creating My Personalized Scent with Demeter Fragrance

When you read about the notes that are in a fragrance you like, you may notice all the different things that were combined to create a scent that smells so good. Somehow they all work well together and I wonder how the parfumerie knows what blends and what doesn't. It's definitely an intricate art!

I got to try this art via the Canadian Beauty Blogger Network and Demeter Fragrance Library collaboration. The Demeter Fragrance Library has the largest collection of fragrances that are inspired by all things that spark joy. They name each fragrance literally! It can be from Apple Cider to Sunshine, Chocolate to Laundromat, Orchid to Black Ginger. They stand out from other designer fragrances because they are scents that are awesome for everyday wear. They use the least amount of ingredients in order to create scents that smell as it's named and scents that don't change over time. 


* The products are PR samples that were sent for consideration. Everything written is my own opinion.