The weather is getting hotter, which means more oiler skin, and more blotting! It’s hard when you’re on the go to find that perfect product that will mattify your skin. Thankfully, Makeup Forever came out with with new Ultra HD Micro finishing Pressed Powder!
Powder in Shade 01 Translucent
More convenient than loose powder, because in the product comes in a little tin 6.2g square pan, perfect for putting in your purse on the go. The powder is one of the smoothest I’d ever felt!
The powder is light diffusing, ultra blurring, and promises to absorb oils with the help of silica and micronized pigments while illuminating features and a flawless finish.
It comes in 3 shades for every skin tone: 1 Translucent for light to medium skintones, 2 Banana for medium to tan skintones, and 3 Peach for tan to dark skintones. I received the translucent shade which can be used for every skin tone.
I used this powder to set my concealer before going out for a long day. The weather changed from moist and rainy, to humid and hot. The powder definitely held up well in my t-zone during all the changes! After I came back home my makeup was still in tact, and I was only a little bit oily!
Definitely a great alternative to loose powders when you’re oily and on the go!
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Pressed Powder Retails for $45.00 at Sephora
Are you ready for a food filled weekend at Taste of Toronto? This weekend from June 15th – 19th, Toronto’s biggest food festival is coming to town! Taste of Toronto’s stellar line up of chefs include:
• Afrim Pristine (The Cheese Boutique)
• Alec Martin (Hawker Bar)
• Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station)
• Claudia Bianchi and Justin Cournoyer (Actinolite)
• Cory Vitiello (Flock)
• David Lee (Nota Bene)
• David Neinstein (Barque)
• Elia Herrera (Los Colibris)
• Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel and Bar Raval)
• Hans Vogels (Momofuku Noodle Bar)
• Ivana Raca (Raca Café & Bar)
• Kazuki Uchigosi and Michael Acero (Miku)
• Mark McEwan (The McEwan Group)
• Michael Hunter (Antler Kitchen and Bar)
• Michael van den Winkel (Little Sister and Noorden Food Bar)
• Rob Bragagnolo (Carver and Campo Food Hall)
• Trevor Lui (Kanpai Snack Bar)
• Sonia Mondino (Pray Tell)
• Sylvain Assié (Café Boulud)
• Rob Gentile (Bar Buca)
• Ted Corrado and Alexandra Feswick (The Drake)
• Victor Barry (Piano Piano) (more…)
Every so often, I get an even invitation that’s outside of my regular hood, but the invite sounds so tempting that I can’t resist! In this case, I trekked out to Etobicoke (okay, it’s really not that far but feels far coming from the east end!) to attend a dinner for Braiseryy. I was so glad that I did, because it was delicious, and I’ll definitely be visiting it again! (more…)
I’m so excited this weekend to finally be able to attend the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Prince Edward County!
This artisan cheese festival is all weekend long, and tickets include tasty cheese samples, seminars and more! I can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend in June, can you?
You’ll get a chance to meet over 40 artisan cheesemakers, enjoy cheese and wine pairings, and much more!
Get your tickets here and enjoy a cheesy weekend in the country.
It’s that time of year again! The weather’s getting hotter and more shirts and skirts are coming out! It’s hard to hide behind layers, and now you won’t have to!
Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup in the shade Tan Golden 65N
The brand created by dermatologists, Dermablend launched their new Leg and Body Makeup in Canada! Now your skin can look flawless from head to toe! The brand has you covered for the summer with their product that covers varicose veins, tattoos, and pretty much anything you’d want covered for the summer with their full coverage formula. (more…)
If you had told me that I would be sweating it out in a room full of women at a boot camp, I would have told you you were mistaken. It’s not that I don’t like to work out, but I prefer my exercise to feel more like I’m doing an activity. Kickboxing and ballet barre fitness are more my cup of tea.
I’m getting married in July and need to get in tip top shape. I decided to try Fit Chicks because it sounded fun and like I would see results. You can choose to do bootcamp in 4 or 8 week sessions, and they have locations all over the city.
The first two classes that I did were hard work, but varied. We would do a short series of exercises in sets. This was really helpful for me, because I didn’t get bored or tired of repeating the same moment over and over. I had fun, and my body is definitely sore but in a good way! I still have many more classes to go, so I’ll keep you posted!
Find out more about Fit Chicks here.
I’ve been looking forward to reviewing this mascara for awhile! Dior’s new Pump and Volume is such a unique and great new beauty product that everyone should have in their makeup bag!
The mascara was first created because backstage, makeup artists would run the tube of mascara under hot water to make the formula more fluid. The concept is that you squeeze the bottom of the tube while pulling the wand out, getting any extra product off of the brush giving massive volume. The mascara claims to give lashes 100% more volume and to be honest, it’s unlike any mascara I’ve seen before! The formula consists of waxes and elastic powders or “Bouncy Powders” which helps to give your lashes all that volume. The top is packaged like most of Dior’s mascara’s, but the bottom is a soft rubber tube.
Take a look at my lashes before and after below!
2 coats of Dior Pump and Volume
It can get a little clumpy after 2 coats, but I personally like the clumpy look. It stayed on all day, and although it is not waterproof formula, it was super hard to take off at the end of the night.Overall, this is great mascara for going out to special occasions, or if you want dramatic lashes every day like me!
Dior Pump N’ Volume Mascara Retails at Sephora for $37.00