Esqido Lashes in BFF & Black Magic

*PR sample(s) featured but as always all opinions are my own and unbiased.

Fluttery butterfly wing like lashes are everyone’s (maybe almost everyone) dream. Personally, I love long lashes but they have to appear natural. So I was always hesitant to try false lashes until Esqido reached out to me.

Esqido eyelashes are made with super soft mink (that are cruelty free) which make them appear not only like natural lashes but make them practically weightless as well. They also are made with soft cotton strips for ultimate comfort and packaged in the cutest rosegold and white packaging.

For a beginner and a contact lenses wearer, false lashes seemed really challenging. I’m not going to lie, I had some trouble in the beginning. At first, I couldn’t even decide on a style, but then I found Esqido’s online lash guide which talks about different styles and different eye shapes and it made choosing my perfect pair (or pairs in this case) really easy.

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Givenchy AW 17 L’Autre Noir: Le Rouge Sculpt and Le Rouge

**Updated: This post has been updated with more details, I apologize for accidentally posting the wrong draft.

*PR sample featured. All opinions and thoughts featured are mine and unbiased.

Ombré, ombré hair, ombré nails, ombré jeans and now ombré lips! Givenchy is making ombré lips easier than ever with their new and innovative line of Le Rouge Sculpt Two-toned lipsticks (CAD$45). Givenchy’s new line of two-toned lipsticks features 5 stylish shades in different colour combinations, with the darker colour enriched with the Noire Revelateur formula.

What does it do? With it’s light core and darker edge, the Rouge sculpt is meant to contour, contrast as well as add volume in addition to giving an ombre effect to one’s pout. The lighter shade highlights the center point of the lips where the darker shades gives definition to one’s lips.

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Kenzo World, the Kenzo Spirit embodied in a fragrance

The last time I tried a Kenzo Fragrance was probably sometime in the early 2000’s. My aunt had an array of them and I’d steal a spritz at times. I remember this fact clearly because Kenzo’s fragrance bottles were always a sight to behold with their often peculiar designs. The latest fragrance, Kenzo World Eau de Parfum ($105 for 50 ml) stays true to that philosophy.

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Givenchy AW 17 Noir Interdit Mascara

For the longest time, the only makeup I would wear would be mascara. I had (still have 🙈) an obssession with long lashes and would sought out the best mascaras out there. So here comes Givenchy with their newest and one of the most innovative mascara I’ve ever tried, the new Noir Interdit (CAD $38).

Packaged in a sleek black rectangular tube with a silver and black mesh ribbon design inspired by runway trends, the packaging screams luxurious and chic.

But what makes the Noir Interdit special is its mascara wand which bends up to 90° so that every single lash can be reached and coated for a false lash effect. It’s a really cool concept and I was very happy that it does in fact make reaching for every lash so much easier. Super easy to snap and bend in order to use, it is a must have for any makeup lover!

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Givenchy Loose Powders: Which one is for you?

With all the rage about “baking”, setting and loose powders have become an important product in our beauty routine. I wanted to find one that suits my needs and didn’t make my skin dry. So when I wanted to find the one and was given the chance to compare Givenchy’s luxurious powders, I was so down.

Givenchy has three different type of setting/”loose” powders: Givenchy Poudre Première (CAD $66), Givenchy Prisme Libre (CAD$66) and the latest addition to their line, the Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel (CAD $48).

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ISA Professional Digital Mirror Titanium Flat Iron

Silky, smooth, straight hair…at one point I could describe my natural hair as such but not anymore. As mentioned previously on my Conair Ionic Brush review, my natural [air dry] hair is wavy/slightly curly and fairly thick so I often have to use a flat iron to even out the waves, straighten or give it more curls.

So when I received the ISA Professional Digital Mirror Titanium Flat Iron, I was quite psyched to try it as my old flat iron wasn’t doing much for my hair anymore.

The ISA Professional Digital Mirror Titanium Flat Iron is super easy to use and made with titanium technology to ensure smooth shiny silky hair without causing any damage. It can heat up to different temperatures and there’s a convenient little screen to see it on the front. It also has a sleek and thin design which makes curling with it a breeze as well.

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Optically.ca Prescription Eyeglasses 

Are you looking for the perfect pair of sunnies or eyeglasses but don’t want to spend a fortune or leave the comfort of your home? Then look no further because Optically.ca has all your sunglasses and eyeglasses needs for the most affordable prices. They have a huge range of styles (Cat eye, Round, Rectangle…you name it they have it!), tons of designer frames (from lower end brands like Ray Bans to higher end brands like Gucci and Dior, their selection is pretty fantastic!) at much lower prices to choose from. Prescription Glasses (Rx Glasses)Women Glasses and Sunglasses at Optically.ca start from only CAD $9! (Talk about super affordable!)

I was sent a pair of the Fiji prescription eyeglasses, which are a pair of aviator style eyeglasses for women (super chic and trendy!). I had it made to my prescription because I needed a backup pair but it can be ordered without prescription as well. I was impressed by the quality of it considering it’s affordable price (It retails for CAD $30, including the prescription lenses!). It came exactly as pictured, although the lenses are a bit thick for the frame but it’s not noticeable which personally for me is not an issue as it does not affect my eyesight nor does it look bulky when I’m wearing it. I also like the fact that they are comfortable and really light, so light that sometimes I forget I’m wearing them!

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Odysseo by Cavalia #OdysseoSauga

Horse lover? Art lover? Movie Lover? No matter which one you are, I can assure you Odysseo by Cavalia will blow you away. 

Odysseo by Cavalia ©

I was lucky to attend one of the showings and when I first heard about Odysseo, I knew very little about the show. The only thing I knew was that it involved horses and was a circus type act. I can honestly say it was waaaaaay more than that. It was an immersive and surreal display involving live music, amazing acrobats, gymnasts, artists, equesterians and 65 absolutely beautiful horses. 

Odysseo by Cavalia©

Fun fact: Odysseo is a Canadian production with an international cast, the horses, crew, artists, musicians, equestrians, gymnasts…they are from all over the world! 

The show took place under the White Big Top, a huge state of the art tent with jaw dropping decor inside. The decor (which reminded me of a mystical and magical forest/world) as well as the use of technology to make the show come alive was truly spectacular, I’ve truthfully never ever seen a show like this one. It was seriously two hours of wonder, I was in awed the whole time. The music and the stunts gave me chills and I felt as if  I was a little kid again attending the circus for the first time. Continue reading

Conair Hot Ionic Straightening Brush

Straightening brushes have been all the hype this year. I’ve seen a bunch of them all over Instagram and to be honest I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing as I have fairly thick wavy hair and these new “gadgets” don’t usually work for me. But even then I wanted to try one because they seem really convenient especially for people like me with lots of hair. So when I got the chance to try the Conair Hot Ionic Straightening Brush, I was pretty excited as it sounds like such a cool and innovative product!

A little about the brush itself. The Conair Ionic Straightening Brush, a heated ceramic paddle brush with ceramic & rubber bristles, claims to straighten hair while leaving it frizz free due to “its diamond infused ceramic combined with ionic technology”.

 The brush has three different heat settings, with the highest one heating up to 204°C. It also has a 30 second instant heat feature and a safety feature that automatically shuts it off after 60 minutes of inactivity (though it is mentioned that it should not be left unmanned and plugged in at any time). It can be purchased on conaircanada.ca or any official Conair retailers for (CAD $69.97-$89.99).

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