Category: Beauty

[Cool Shop] Escents Aromatherapy Arrives in Toronto


January stated off slow for me, and started ramping up pretty quickly! I’ve been to a number of events this month, but my favourite event was the launch of Toronto’s first Escents store at The Holt Renfrew Centre.


Escents is an aromatherapy store that was founded in 1992 in Vancouver by Jacqui MacNeill. Here, things work a little differently. You first choose your Scentless product, and then choose custom scents to add to it.. They have over 100 scents to choose from, not including combinations that you can create. Essential oils sold by the drop is also available, which is pretty cool. If you’re looking for a drop of an expensive oil like rose, you can buy a single drop to add to your face cream. (more…)

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide & Essie Giveaway!


  1. Peapod Pill Case: ($3) This cute peapod will stash your pills for you.
  2. Birch Box: Surprise your sister or bestie with a monthly box of the latest beauty samples!
  3. Santa’s Secret Tea ($6) It’s hard to say what the best part of this is- the adorable tin or the delicious vanilla and peppermint DavidsTEA inside!
  4. Quo Beauty Crackers ($20): These always delight! Each one has a pretty eye shadow and a lipgloss.
  5. Playbulb Candle (3 for $59) These smart LED candles glow in all hues of the rainbow. You can even blow them out!
  6. Panty by Post: Yup, that’s right! You can send someone a surprise panty each month! Choose from everyday basic or premium luxe.
  7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Babushka Doll Trio Airbrush Sponge Set This set of three sponge blenders are great for contouring and precision application.
  8. L’Oreal Le Matte Bold colour with a velvety matte finish.
  9. Strawberry Festive Cracker: This beautiful cracker has a surprise Body Shop soap and lotion inside!
  10. SEPHORA COLLECTION Cat Nap Sleep Mask Sleep anywhere, any time, and look adorable while doing it.
  11. Essie Nail Polish:  polishes are available in so many festive shades, it can be hard to choose! Here is ‘No place like chrome’  and ‘A list’.
  12. PHILOSOPHY renewed hope in a jar: This cute ornament will keep your face moisturized.
  13. Rosewater Gel Perfumes:  These handy THEFACESHOP perfumes can be stashed in your purse and lasts 3-4 hours!


Beauty Gift Guide

holidayglamWith so many amazing gifts for the beauty addict on your list (or maybe a treat for you!), how do you choose? I’ve narrowed it down for you with some of my favourites!

1. NARS x Steven Klein Magnificent Obsession

2. The Most Wonderful Things ($79) The best of philosophy packed into a beautiful box. Includes the amazing Purity Made Simple!

3. Holiday Makeup Bag ($33) I can’t get enough of this super cute makeup bag from Sephora! It also has a fun print lining the inside.

4. eos Holiday Decorative Collection: Get creative with this set of 3 lip balms (Sweet Mint, Pomegranate Raspberry and Limited Edition Vanilla Bean) They come with stickers to customize your balm.

5. Smashbox 25th Anniversary Lip Palette ($79 at Shoppers Drug Mart) This beautiful set is a lipstick addicts dream! Filled with 25 shades named after celebs, well known photographers and celeb stylists.

6. Irresistibly Polished Lip Gloss ($42) Be perfectly polished at all times with this mini nude lip gloss palette from MAC.

10. OPI Starlight Collection ($11.50 CAD) in 18 limited-edition shimmering holiday hues.

8. Best Bite Rewind ($29) 4 Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayons in eye popping shades, packaged in a cute tin! The best part? This brand is Canadian!

Quo Holiday Collection & Contest!


Okay, lets take a deep breathe because it’s almost time for the holidays! I love all of the holiday beauty collaborations, and will be sharing my favourite ones here. The first one I want to share is QUO! QUO held a lovely holiday event at the oh so delicious Cluny Bistro.


The Quo holiday collection has pretty gift sets, stocking stuffers and beautiful compacts. Take a look!


Stila Fall Favourites

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Fall is the best time for new makeup! Check out my favourites from Stila.

1-IMG_8576Stila Wonder Brush For Face and Body
The Stila Wonder Brush is a large flat fluffy brush perfect for contouring. The synthetic bristles are great for concentrating product in areas such as hollow of the cheeks so you won’t end up with a muddy look. It’s also great for contouring other parts of the body with liquid or powered makeup. (more…)

Day Trip: Escape to Ste Anne’s Spa

1-OctoberSte Anne’s Spa is, without a doubt, my favourite spa in Ontario. The property is located in Grafton, within a sprawling 400 acres of countryside. This full service spa is in fact a resort with a full service restaurant, treatment rooms, outdoor water therapies, a bakery and cottages if you’d like to spend the night.

I visited the spa one weekend for a day of rest and relaxation. As soon as you step onto the property, you immediately feel welcomed by the friendly staff.

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