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Sulwhasoo x Sephora 2020 SALE

Sulwhasoo x Sephora 2020 SALE

The Sephora VIB Spring 2020 Sale is here! It’s time to treat yourself to a well-earned self-love day at home with luxury beauty favourites, now more than ever! I’d love to share some of the top picks from SULWHASOO to achieve balanced, energized and revitalized…

OSIM uCOZY 3D Portable Neck and Back Massager REVIEW

OSIM uCOZY 3D Portable Neck and Back Massager REVIEW

I love getting a massage! Getting a massage not only helps you relax, but it also improves your immune system and combat ailments. Massage every day to activate your body’s self-defence. Did you know that acupressure massages can regular meridian, promote body metabolism and circulation…

OSIM uMist Dream Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

OSIM uMist Dream Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

Make your home healthier and pleasant smelling with this portable ultrasonic humidifier that lasts up to 8 hours!

The OSIM uMist Dream is a delightfully small and compact yet efficient humidifier. I’ve been using the uMist Dream for about 2 weeks and I love it!

It features a large capacity water reservoir that is leak-proof and puffs out extremely fine mist thanks to the high-performance ultrasonic technology. Within a few minutes of use, you can feel the air becoming moister. I like that there is a rotatable nozzle which allows you to direct airflow to where you need it most without physically moving the machine.

Place the uMist Dream by your bedside table, office desk or your sanctuary to promote well-being and a sense of serenity! I love having the night light feature to create a relaxing mood in the room.

6 Benefits of a Humidifier

  • Prevent Dry Skin – the increase in humidity relieves itchy skin, chapped lips and dry eyes by restoring moisture.
  • Helps Prevent Snoring – added moisture to the air helps soothe the tissues at the back of your throat and nasal passage and helps you sleep more comfortably. Wake up feeling more refreshed and alert while you improve your sleep and well-being!
  • Allergy Relief hay fever and seasonal allergy sufferers tend to feel more comfortable with the increased humidity as it help soothes inflamed tissues in the nasal passages.
  • Prevents Influenza – Some study says that indoor humidity levels above 40% helps reduce the risk of catching the flu. Moisture prevents the moment of germs and it deactivates virus particles, making them less likely to be infectious.
  • Helps Your Home Feel Warmer – Did you know that when humidity levels increase your body tends to feel warmer? You can save money on your electricity bill and feel warmer by simply turning on a humidifier!
  • Happier Plants – Virtually all indoor household plants will thrive with increased moisture in the air.

Pros and Cons of the OSIM uMist Dream

PROS:

  • Ultrasonic technology sound wave energy to break up water into extremely fine mist to quickly add moisture to the air.
  • Rotatable nozzle to help direct the mist towards the direction where you need it moist
  • LED indicator prompts you for a refill when the water level is low
  • Promotes well-being and restores ideal humidity. Good for dry, air-conditioned or heated rooms.
  • Night light function
  • Leak-proof water reservoir.

CONS:

  • Not recommended use with essential oils
  • Hard to clean narrow reservoir.

If you are looking for a portable high-performance Ultrasonic humidifier, the uMist is an excellent choice. It is perfect for baby nursery, bedrooms and office space. It retails C$138. For more information, please visit osim.ca.

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Hello Bello Product Review

Hello Bello Product Review

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Baby Brand. Is Hello Bello-better than Honest Co.? A few months ago Hello, Bello!, a newly-released collection of plant-derived baby-care products, launched for purchase online in Canada, marking the brand’s first international expansion since launching in February 2019. The baby…

Franz Micro-Current Mask Reivew

Franz Micro-Current Mask Reivew

“SUPER-CHARGE” YOUR RESULTS WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST MICROCURRENT MASK Developed by Korea’s top scientists and backed by 8 patented technology, Franz Dual Mask System offers the world’s microcurrent face mask to help couture, lift and tighten your face – for $20 USD each! How incredible…

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow.

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Not too long ago I was invited to preview Stila’s Spring / Summer 2019 releases at Rosewood Hotel Georgia! My go-to eyeliner has always been Stila’s waterproof eyeliner, so I was extra excited to try the new products. The Little White Lies Collection is available and exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

Lingerie Soufflé Skin Perfecting Foundation $49 CAD: This luxurious, multifunction foundation that delivers a rush of freshness to the skin. It is light and does not feel weighted. Available in 8 shades that range from fair to deep. The colours are fairly true and there is no oxidation seen with wear at the end of the day.

I normally would wear MAC studio fix fluid in shade NC20 (and NC25 in the summer) and Beige 20 in Chanel VITALUMIERE AQUA. Stila’s Lingerie Soufflé Skin Perfecting Foundation shade 2.0 suits me just perfectly!

After Hours Eyeshadow Palette $68 CAD: This warm sultry luxe eyeshadow palette comes with 12 velvety-soft shades in matte, shimmer, and cosmic-glitter finishes. It is free of parabens and phthalates. I love the deep pigments with superior blending and ultra-rich uniform colour that doesn’t streak or creases.

This palette contains 12 eyeshadows

  • Toast: Soft peachy nude glitter
  • Last Round: Taupe matte
  • Sunset Soirée: Burnt orange shimmer
  • Pink Bubbly: Baby pink shimmer
  • Velvet Rope: Pomegranate glitter
  • Cash Out: Vibrant green glitter
  • Bellini: Light peach shimmer
  • All Nighter: Deep chocolate matte
  • Bright Lights: Yellow gold glitter
  • Anything Goes: Espresso matte
  • Tomorrow’s Tale: Deep reddish-brown matte
  • After Party: Smoky quartz glitter
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019

This Look: To create the eyeshadow look above, I used Last Round for a smokey base, Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Dollish and topped with Toast for a soft peachy shimmer touch. For the inner corners of my eyes, I used Bellini. Lined with Stila’s waterproof eyeliner. Using both Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in Synergy for both my cheeks and lips.

This summer, I’ve been loving this softer, warm smokey eyeshadow colour palette compared to my usual matte black and grey combination. It gives the effect of a nice sunkissed tropical vacation look.

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019
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A grungey bathroom selfie on my way to see the acupuncturist.

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019
Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Transcendence

Heaven’s Hue Highlighter $42 CAD: Released earlier in Fall 2018, this highlighter from Stila is still one of my favourites. It is available in 4 shades that are efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow. The gossamer-lighter texture gives a dewy complexion that doesn’t appear washed out but a good reflector!

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019
Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring 2019
Little White Lies Liquid Eye Shadow Lilac Legend (left)
Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Dollish (right)

Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette $59 CAD: This limited edition palette includes 3 white highlighter shades, each with a different undertone – pink, gold and blue. This highlighter has a creamy powder-like texture that melts and blends into your skin for an illuminating and pearlescent skimmer. Again, similar to the Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, the gossamer-light formula has micro-fine glitters that create an ethereal and glistening fairy effect – perfect for layering and highlighting – without that white streak.

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The Korres Products Worth Trying

The Korres Products Worth Trying

Korres Wild Rose Skincare review/ Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser has 90.8% natural ingredients & Greek homoeopathic. Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser brightens and hydrates skin up to 24 hours! For more information continue reading…

VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW  | GREEN BEAUTY

VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW | GREEN BEAUTY

Have you heard of this new luxury high-performance skincare line called Veriphy? This green beauty scientific breakthrough is formulated and made in Canada by female entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The team is committed to promoting and empowering women in STEM which…

THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

Get the BEST Tech gifts on Amazon with next day Prime shipping. Best Smart Home Tech gadgets 2018

How did Christmas holiday creep up on us so fast?! There is only one weekend left to check off everyone on your Christmas list! If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, DON’T WORRY – if you act quickly you can still get your gifts delivered in time with Amazon Prime. We’ve picked the very best tech gifts and presents for everyone!

We’re recommending only the best gadgets that we’d love to receive ourselves, so you rest assured to get that “OMG I LOVE IT” reaction from your loved ones!

amazon echo alexa amazon

Amazon Echo Dot: Get this smart speaker with Alexa voice control. It is one of the most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. We love streaming songs from Spotify and to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows with Alexa. For more functionality check out the Echo Spot and Echo Plus.

 

tp link dimmer smart light switch

TP Link dimmer smart light switch: As a home owner I can’t say how much I love these smart home light switches. I don’t have to worry about “forgetting turning off the lights” when I go out. You can control the brightness of lights, set schedules, or include with other devices in Kasa lighting scenes to set the perfect ambiance. The Kasa app gives you the ability to monitor and control your smart dimmer from anywhere. No Hub required – choose from single pole no dimmer, single pole with dimmer, or 3-way pole.

 

nest thermostat works with alexa

Nest Thermostat: All smart home needs a smart thermostat! The Nest Thermostat helps save energy and learns from you and programs itself. I love the Auto-Schedule and Auto-Away function so you don’t heat or cool an empty home. Check your Energy History to see how much energy you use with the Nest app. Similarly, the ecobee Smart Thermostats are designed and created by Canadians for Canadians. 

 

 

Fitbit Charge 3 fitness activity tracker

Fitbit Charge 3: Fitbit has extended it’s activity tracker and included some fun rewards and badges and reminders to help you get moving! If you are someone into fitness or just want to better measure calorie burn, understand resting heart rate, this waterproof smart watch boasts up to five days’ battery life. This is a great gift idea for the family so you can all compete and reach your step goals together. Also connect to smartphone GPS for real-time pace and distance during outdoor runs and rides! Also get the Fitbit Ace for kids!

 

Sudiov Sweden Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones Headphone 2

Sudio Sweden Wireless Earbuds: These truly wireless earbud are perfect for someone always on the move. No more getting tangled in wires. Pairs seamlessly over bluetooth and boasts 3.5 hours of play time. Comes with its own portable case that charges. Choose from black or white!

 

Google A50 16 Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook: The most luxurious Chromebook ever. This is the best Chromebook with a sublime design, awesome keyboard feel that is powerful and convenient. Get the stylus pen and you’ve got yourself an impressive ultra-light and versatile hybrid between laptop and tablet! This is perfect for Android fans and those looking for the best possible ChromeOS experience!

 

 

Get the BEST Tech gifts on Amazon with next day Prime shipping. Best Smart Home Tech gadgets 2018

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TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

Never miss a hair. Get every single hair plucked! I love my Tweezerman slant tweezers. They are honestly the best pair of tweezers ever made. I’ve had mine for over ten years and I don’t know what I’d do without them! I have a pair…