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Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

The Foreo Luna fofo is a travel friendly silicone facial cleansing brush similar to a Clarisonic. I was lucky enough to get this ultra-hygienic device before the official launch date to test it out. The Foreo Luna fofo retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for […]

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription box of beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Each season they send you a box of goodies that is worth over $300! They are full sized products and not cheap sample sizes. The products are tailored to your preferences […]

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

I come from a long line of sun spot avoiders. In my 20s, I never had a skincare routine that I followed religiously. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s that I really used sunscreen (by the way you definitely should – just like eye cream)! So while my friends were bathing in the sun or seeking that golden glow with self tanners I was looking for brightening miracles. Something that would melt away age.

 

Aging is a bitch (even more annoying than my noisy next door neighbor). I love a good sheet mask like the girl next door. However not all sheet masks are made equal. Some sheets allow ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper and better and prevents evaporation. Other serum-soaked sheet masks promises dewy skin. That’s why I’ve been a fan of Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask from the jump! Why it’s taken me this long to write a review, beats me! – secretly I want to keep this secret, well, a secret.

 

If you haven’t guessed by now, Sulwhasoo is a Korean skincare brand. Their First Care Activating Serum has been ranked No. 1 serum in Korea for 20 consecutive years! So you can imagine the efficacy of Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask. The product design is minimalist. Each box comes with ten individual masks.

 

Formulation: Each mask is fermented in white ginseng through a 2 week process. It brings immediate brightening results. The advanced bio-cellulose formulation is said to minimize age spots and help improve collagen regeneration. I use it after my nightly skincare routine: after serum. It left my skin plump and hydrated.

 

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Application:  Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask has a jelly like texture. It is packaged in between two mesh films. On the back of each mask, there is an easy to follow instructions with illustrations. Carefully unfold the mask and remove one side of the mesh film – if you don’t you’ll probably start to wonder why it feels so funny and coarse on your face! Place the jelly mask on your face. The jelly should hug your face, reassuring you that she’s got you covered! The masks is cool and soothing and stays on firmly. Once the mask is on, you can remove the other side of the mesh film (optional). I leave the mask for 20 to 30 mins. Sometimes for as long as an episode of Game of Thrones or C-drama.

 

Results: My skin was plump and hydrated after I removed the mask. While my face felt refreshed and softened, the mask itself was not dry unlike other paper sheet masks. There was even excess serum left as I pulled away the mask. I patted the remaining liquid miracle into my skin. Not one drop is to be wasted. After a few uses (followed by a restful, uninterrupted sleep) my skin was glowing – brightened and a bit softer.

 

A box of Sulwhasoo is expensive. It costs CAD $180 per box. That is $18 per sheet mask. Others average half the price. Dr Jart+ for example costs CAD $9. Although it pricey, I feel the results warrant the sticker price.

 

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BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little behind schedule. Although I’ve been going back to the gym and spending some time at Lagree, I still don’t feel brave enough to sport a bikini. Thank goodness that we are […]

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

This season’s hottest bags and purses comes with a splash of color. Modish and Color Blocking inspirations are perfect for spring and summer! I love mixing monochrome clothing with a hint of color in accessories. It is classic and still very put-together! What do you […]

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER'S Sale of the Season is Here!
NET-A-PORTER’s most anticipated SALE of the season is finally here! If you haven’t had a chance to grab your favourite designer bag, heres’s your chance! Shop now and save up to 50% off! I just picked up Saint Laurent Sac Université bag in BLACK and the Clare Vivier bag!

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Clare V. – Alistair Small Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Clare Vivier
Chloé – Drew Small Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Chloé
Saint Laurent – College Medium Leather-trimmed Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag – Black • Saint Laurent
Danse Lente – Mia Smooth And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Brick
Chloé – Faye Small Textured-leather And Suede Backpack – Gray • Chloé
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Studded Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Valentino
Chloé – Pixie Small Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Light brown • Chloé
JW Anderson – Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag – Tan • J.W.Anderson
Chloé – Faye Mini Suede And Leather Backpack – Off-white • Chloé
Saint Laurent – Textured-leather Cardholder – Blush • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Faye Small Leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Sky blue • Chloé
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Tan
Loeffler Randall – Circle Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Tote – Blush • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Monogramme Kate Small Velvet Shoulder Bag – Purple • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Pixie Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Gray • Chloé
Kayu – St Tropez Pompom-embellished Embroidered Woven Straw Tote – Beige • Kayu
Nannacay – Baby Roge Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Beige
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Bucket Bag – Army green • Valentino
Chloé – The Marcie Medium Textured-leather Tote – Burgundy • Chloé
Marni – Tuk Medium Color-block Glossed-leather Shoulder Bag – Claret • Marni
Loewe – Puzzle Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Loewe
Chloé – Pixie Textured-leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Burgundy • Chloé
Loeffler Randall – Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Clutch – Green • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Small Envelope Croc-effect Glossed-leather Wallet – Midnight blue • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Light gray • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Black
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Pastel pink
Muun – Caba Straw And Striped Cotton-canvas Tote – Beige • Muun
Kayu – Pinata Mini Leather-trimmed Fringed Straw Tote – Black • Kayu
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Valentino
Fendi – 2jours Medium Textured-leather Tote – Ivory • Fendi
Kayu – Embroidered Woven Straw Pouch – Beige • Kayu
Acne Studios – Musubi Knotted Leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Acne Studios
Chloé – Georgia Textured-leather Continental Wallet – Light blue • Chloé
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Blush • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Sand
The Row – Lux Leather Tote – Burgundy • The Row
Bottega Veneta – Olimpia Baby Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag – Pastel pink • Bottega Veneta
Givenchy – Infinity Mini Chain-trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag – Brown • Givenchy
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Embellished Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag – Silver • Valentino

 

 

 

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High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

Classic high waisted jeans are back in style and are hitting shelves super cute! I love the cropped wide leg, demi-wide leg and fringed hems. They elongate the legs and shows off what shoes you are wearing! These higher rise “mom’s jeans” has a sleek, […]

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

A friend asked me the other day what I’ve learnt since becoming a mom and it got me thinking… What have I learnt the past ten months since baby arrived? So many thoughts rushed through my mind in that split second. Replaying like a carousel: […]

What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

I recently across this super cute cactus print backpack in millennial pink! The stylish On-the-Go Backpack from TWELVElittle is perfect for toting around your essentials when out and about. The interior has the right amount of pockets for organization, and is spacious enough for mommy and baby items. If you are unfamilar, TWELVElittle,  a New York City-based diaper bag company, known for their collection of sleek and multifunctional diaper bags, backpacks, totes, fanny packs as well as kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes.

 

As you can imagine, I was super excited when TWELVElittle sent Emily one in the mail. I think I was more stoked then she was. But at 9 months old, I can see that she was super curious about all the shiny rings and closures.

 

Product Features:

  • Water-resistant materials with vegan leather trim.
  • Multiple exterior and interior pockets for organization.
  • Fully padded laptop sleeve with separate opening.
  • Padded and adjustable shoulder straps.
  • Insulated side bottle pockets.
  • Travel friendly back sleeve to fit through luggage handles.
  • Free of harsh chemicals such as BPA and PVC.
  • 12”(L) x 17”(H) x 6.75”(D)

 

 

 

As a mom who is always on-the-go, this backpack is the perfect diaper bag! The bags are made from high-quality water-resistant fabrics and genuine leather and are thoroughly designed with individual style. It is functional and doesn’t scream “DIAPERS”! It is so cute that I think she will use it when she starts going to school!

 

This cactus print backpack includes a machine-washable changing pad, oversized pockets for spacious organization and multiple hidden pockets with secure closures, and are engineered with maximum durability for everyday practicality. All items in the line offer a high quality, high style guarantee, which promises thoughtful interior and exterior function that are PVC and BPA chemical-free materials! I am so happy that Baby is not breathing in toxic fumes!

 

Also, the cactus print comes in a Stroller Caddy (which I think can double up as a camera bag), Mini-Go Backpacks, and 12little Diaper ClutchAnd of course, there are plenty of Unisex and monotone designs for Dads or if you think a pink cactus print is too girlie for you!

 

 

 

Behind the TWELVElittle Story

The story goes: An ancient emperor invited all the animals to a legendary race across the river. The first 12 animals to complete the race would have a permanent place in the calendar as a prize. Every animal represents one year of the 12-year cycle based on the Chinese zodiac. The year the person is born determines their animal sign.

 

 

 

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Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

It’s been a long time since we went on vacation. We spent our last vacation in Asia for a month – before I was pregnant. We didn’t go on Babymoon. I wanted to be extra careful. I didn’t want to fly anywhere. While most of […]


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It’s been a long time since we went on vacation. We spent our last vacation in Asia for a month – before I was pregnant. We didn’t go on Babymoon. I wanted to be extra careful. I didn’t want to fly anywhere. While most of my friends went on Babymoons, I know I was probably overly cautious. Now that Baby is 9 months old, we feel like we need a break. We are finally going on vacation. We are going to Hawaii for the very first time. This hotel has the best view! Plus we can’t wait to lay on a beach and do nothing. This would be Baby’s first vacation. But first, what are Baby’s first vacation: travel essential packing list?

 

For this vacation we got a new carry on suitcase that is dedicated only for Baby. Emily is so curious as to what we are putting into the suitcase. She loves “helping”.

Me on the other hand loves that this suitcase comes in a dusty Millennial Pink colour. It has a TSA approved lock – which means no more annoying locks with keys. Looking for keys to open a suitcase when Baby is crying is the last thing I want to be doing!

 

It also comes equipped with an app controlled, 10050mAh battery bank. The detachable power bank is capable of simultaneously charging USB-C and USB devices. This InCase NoviConnected 4 Travel Roller has a battery pack that conveniently charges our MacBook’s USB-C charger and included 1.5 meter USB-C to USB-C cable. Perfect for when Baby needs to watch cartoons (or when we want to Netflix). Don’t you hate it when you are waiting at the airport and all the plugs are spoken for?

 

 

This NoviConnected carry on suitcase is constructed from class-A makrolon polycarbonate shell, polyester jacquard interior liner and removable, smooth glide wheels. It also has a spacious main compartment that fits Baby’s pineapple swimsuit, sleeper, baby’s eczema cream, some diapers (we are planning to buy a box of Huggies Little Movers when we arrive instead of filling our luggage with diapers), Saje’s children’s calming spray and oil, couple sets of clothes, onesies, bottles, and of course Toothy Pig.

 

We will also be bringing out Ergobaby Baby Carrier with us when Baby is tried from sitting in a stroller. I really feels like we are moving when packing for Baby’s first vacation. There is so much to bring! That’s why we also got this 100L suitcase for our things. It also has a super spacious main compartment with interior mesh pockets, laundry bag and protective nylon covering! Let’s face it, this suitcase really is 80% for my things and maybe 10% for Dave. The other 10% I am claiming for shopping!

Plus I love the smooth glide wheels that rotates 360 degrees!

When you go on vacation with Baby, don’t you feel like you are moving? What are some essential items that you bring with you? My friend suggested a travel playpen also. Is that too excessive?

 

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