One-Minute Miracle Beauty Products 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8 0



Each year, the editors of The Kit, test thousands of lotions and liners, masks and mousses, and shadows and serums. And each year, they have the challenging task of creating a list of their top 27 time-saving, game-changing, multi-tasking beauty products that work in 60 seconds or less, and provide “miraculous” results. This year’s “One-Minute Miracle” winners are divided into 3 categories: Game Changers, Impact Makers, and Multi-Taskers.


I’m always on the search for high quality beauty products that deliver “miraculous” and fast results. The Kit sent me a ‘kit’ with 15 of this year’s winning products. I tested out all 15, and selected my top 5 favourite beauty miracles that I now can’t live without. Side note: I also posted my top 5 products from their 2014 list if you want to check out that post for more beauty miracles.




1. Sephora Collection Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. Put a product in a towelette or travel-friendly form, and you’ve automatically peaked my interest. By the end of the day, my eyelids gets really oily, which then starts to fall into my eyes and burn immediately. Wherever I am, it’s time to remove my eye makeup. These wipes are perfect for my purse, at my desk, or in my car. They actually remove all of my makeup without leaving my eyes feeling tight or dry.


2. Benefit Puff Off! Some of you may know that I recently started working for Benefit Cosmetics in Digital Marketing. One of the awesome job perks is that I’ve been able to test out their entire product collection. I have a list of some absolutely amazing products (that I’ll share in another post) but for right now, I’m excited to include Puff Off in my top picks. It’s definitely a little miracle worker for saying bye-bye to puffy eyes. The adorable iron tip is cooling to the touch, and the pinky formula leaves a gorgeous glow. It tightens and and brightens the under eye like nobodies business.


3. Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Topcoat. I always have polish on my nails. And by ‘always’, I mean always. You will never find me without polish, so I’m always looking for a long-lasting formula that won’t chip. The glossier, the better. This 3d Top Coat by Sally Hansen adds the high shine of a gel manicure without the removal commitment, and helps extend the length of my mani.


4. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, or just becoming more of a baby when it comes to cold weather, but this Winter feels extra frigid and dry compared to past years. My skin has been in desperate need of moisture for the last several months, and this facial moisturizer by Kiehl’s has been its savior. I love the creamy but not sticky texture, and it actually moisturizes my skin without making me break out.


5. Kaia Juicy Bamboo Cleansing Cloths. These super-soft, citrus-scented cleansing cloths not only smell delicious and feel soft on my delicate face, but they actually completely remove makeup and dirt, without leaving my skin feeling dry and tight.





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Clarisonic #SonicPursuit $500 Giveaway

Monday, December 8, 2014 4 0



To celebrate Clarisonic’s 10th Anniversary, I’m super excited to partner with them in their #SonicPursuit, a fun social media scavenger hunt where you can win a $500 gift pack, which includes a Clarisonic Aria device and L’oreal beauty products!


I can’t live without my Clarisonic (see my past Clarisonic reviews), and every time skin care comes up in any conversation, I’m the first to gush over this game-changing device. I use my Clarisonic religiously and immediately notice softer, cleaner, tighter skin after each use. Clarisonic is soon launching their newest and most advanced cleansing system, the Smart Profile. Smarter, easier and more powerful, the Smart Profile leads the next generation in sonic cleansing.


Clarisonic #SonicPursuit Scavenger Hunt

Over the next 3 days, I’ll be posting a series of skill-testing questions about Clarisonic on different social media channels. If you answer all 3 questions correctly, you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift pack which includes a Clarisonic Aria device and L’oreal beauty products. The contest runs from Dec. 8 – 12, and is open to all Canadian residents. Be sure to check my social networks on the following days to enter:

Tuesday, December 9: Facebook

Wednesday, December 10: Instagram

Thursday, December 11: Twitter


The winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook on Friday, December 12. Good luck!





My 5 Favorite Gifts for Women (to Give and Receive)!

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4 0

Kate Spade Book, Happy Plugs, Shoelery Shoe Clips, Sonix Phone Cases


I have a love/hate relationship with gift giving. There is nothing that makes me happier than putting a smile on someone’s face with a gift, but wow, do I ever struggle with finding that perfect present for my loved ones. The easiest way for me to make this process a little less stressful is to buy gifts of things that I already own and absolutely love. I try to give gifts that I would also want to receive.


Here are 5 gifts that I’ll be purchasing this year for the wonderful women in my life, and that I hope they’ll love as much as I do.


1. Coffee Table Books. If you’re a special lady who I’ve given multiple presents to, I can guarantee that at least one of them was a coffee table book. From books on fashion, to food, to travel, my motto is, “the more coffee table books, the better”. My current favorites that I’m sure I’ll be giving this year are Kate Spade: Places to Go, People to See, Tory Burch: In Color, and The Forest Feast.


2. Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry. I only discovered Margaret Elizabeth a couple of months ago, but I’m absolutely obsessed with every piece of jewelry on her site. I wore this stunning moonstone cuff (in the photo above) for the first time this week, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I received. I’ll definitely be buying my Mom a piece of her jewelry for Christmas (shhh, don’t tell her!), and another for my bestest gal pal. Some of my faves include this 6-stone bangle, this black agate pendant, and these tear drop earrings.


3. Happy Plugs Headphones. Cute, colorful, and actually work really well, I think I’m purchasing these Happy Plugs headphones for everyone (women and men) on my list. And, since I love to collect things, if anyone’s looking to spend a heap of money on me this year, the Happy Box would be the ultimate colorful present.


4. Sonix Phone Cases. Another gift that falls into the “fun yet functional” category is a Sonix Phone Case. I’m anal about having a beautiful phone case that looks pretty, yet really protects my phone, and I find Sonix cases do both. I already own 3, and I have a few more on my wish list: cherry blossom, forest flowers, and botanical rose. Obviously, I’m loving florals right now, and a few of my girlfriends will definitely be getting these beauties for their phones.


5. Shoelery Shoe Clips. What women wouldn’t want to receive these gorgeous Shoelery shoe clips?! I know I sure would. I own a few pairs, and love the drama they add to otherwise simple shoes. Another gift I’ll definitely be buying for some lucky friends.