Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Product Review: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


It's that time of the year again. No, I am not talking about the holidays, I am talking about the dry season caused by over heating our houses. During the summer, I always keep forgetting that winter is coming soon (especially in Canada). That's why I always buy summer clothes like there is no tomorrow. However, let's be honest here, summer in Montreal lasts about 3 months. I also tend to forget that winter makes my skin super dry, so dry that I cannot wear too much makeup. Adieu Matte lipstick! Adieu under-eye concealer! So much creasing everywhere!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Concealers Review and Swatches

I have discovered the power of concealer only recently. Obviously, the main purpose of concealer is to hide dark circles under the eyes and correct the skin. However, if you pick a concealer color that is lighter than your actual skin tone, it can become a great base liquid highlighter when you contour. You can place it on your forehead, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow and chin.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Makeup for Fun!

Some people might find it odd that I go into the "trouble" of putting makeup on almost everyday even if I am on my maternity leave but I find it relaxing. Just like some people like to draw or paint, I find that my makeup sessions relax me. While my little 3 months old is sleeping, I do my things and that makes me more relaxed to go on with my day as a new mom :)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Makeup: Correcting, Strobing and Contouring


So this morning I got wildly inspired and decided to use not 1, not 2 but 3 makeup techniques that are trending right now....

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hair extensions: What could go wrong


Last February, I was walking with my friend Solène in New York. We went to the city in order to visit Grad schools in an attempt to determine what could I pursue after graduation (I was about to finish my undergrad degree in Commerce)*. After visiting the first school, it became clear to me: I was not ready to jump into grad school yet. To tell you the truth, I was extremely lost in my mind at that point. The hectic and crowded streets of New York, plus the high amount of caffeine in my veins had made me a tad irrational. So following that sudden epiphany, like a crazy person, I decided to enter the first hair salon I saw and asked to cut my hair below the chin line. 
The hairstylist, with a thick Albanian accent said: "You shouldn't do that, you will look like a boy"

Monday, February 23, 2015

The time Marion Cotillard made me want to eat sushi (but I can't!)- Oscar Best and Worst Dressed

From billboard.com

Yesterday was the Oscars night and I had the chance to watch the show on a cinema screen, thanks to the movie theatre that was screening the ceremony live for a few lucky Montrealers. Big screen and high definition comes in very handy when it is time to watch the red carpet show before the ceremony. I got to observe the details of the dresses and jewelry very well... But this also means that we were able to notice the smallest flaws in hair and makeup. What, celebrities have pimples too!? It makes the whole thing a bit less magical but still...