Horse lover? Art lover? Movie Lover? No matter which one you are, I can assure you Odysseo by Cavalia will blow you away.
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.
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 →
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).
One of my must-haves is definitely my trusty lipstick. I almost always have one with me but for the past couple of weeks, I have been using another lip product instead, the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Long-Wear Colored Tint (CAD $36).
Available in 6 gorgeous bright colours, the Dior Addict Lip Tattoos have a smudge free, fast drying and long lasting formula which offers weightless coverage. They are meant to literally “tattoo” your lips with colour which is so cool!
I received three of the six lip tattoos in 451 Natural Coral, 881 Natural Pink and 491 Natural Rosewood.Continue reading →
Need something to refresh your skin in time for summer? Then you need Moor Spa. This new to me brand has got all the products you need for fresh gorgeous skin. Best of all, Moorspa products are composed of 100% naturally derived ingredients with one very special ingredient, Austrian Moor essence. According to the Moor Spa website, Austrian Moor is a nutrient rich herbal complex which helps to enhance one’s skin and appearance.
One of my earliest beauty memories was me tippy toeing over the dresser in my aunt’s room to steal and play with her array of fragrances. There was one fragrance in particular that I remember the most because it eventually became my holy grail fragrance, Dior’s Hypnotic Poison. Ever since, I have tried all the Poisons, and Hypnotic remained the ultimate winner. Though, Dior’s latest addition to this amazing fragrance collection, Poison Girl (CAD $72 for the 30ml) looks to contest that position.
I was recently contacted by the Rosedon group hailing from the UK to try one of their products, I was super excited because their Cougar Beauty brand carries a ton of affordable makeup. Since I’m loving liquid lipsticks at the moment, I jumped at the chance to try one of theirs. They offer 5 bold shades in their 24HR liquid lipstick line which claims to be fast drying, non-smudging while offering full coverage and hydration. The shade I chose is called Mulberry (£6.99/ approx. CAD$12.37). It’s a nice neutral pink-mauve shade.
It comes packaged in a black and transparent standard tube with a doe foot applicator (mine was slightly bent but no biggy it still did the job perfectly!). Nothing super fancy but considering its affordable price it’s to be expected.Continue reading →
Givenchy’s Live Irrésistible is back for Spring 2017 but even more gourmand than before with its brand new Eau de Parfum Délicieuse (CAD $125 for 75ml). I love the original and the EDT but this new fragrance is much more addicting than its predecessors. It is so sweet and gourmand that it makes my sweet tooth crave for a sweet snack.
Containing sweet top notes including cherries and french madeleines accord (aka one of my favourite french pastries); followed by notes of essential rose, orange blossom, bitter almonds, vanilla beans, tonka beans and orris root, it is the perfect mix of delectable with a slightly spicy kick attached.Continue reading →
Dior’s latest magical product has arrived in the form of their NEW Lip Lacquers (CAD $43). These ultra shiny, ultra pigmented lip lipsticks have a balmy texture and feel so smooth on the lips due their noushing oil properties.
Enclosed in similar packaging as the normal DiorAddict Lipsticks, the lacquers have a gorgeous black and purple packaging with a slimmer bullet.
Dry skin? Dry hair? Acure Organics is here to help change that with their natural and vegan products:
*for a list of ingredients be sure to check out the Acure Organics website*
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Rose Oil (CAD $24.99)
This multipurpose oil with the argan is a must for any beauty lover. It is so versatile, one pump is more than enough to give some shine and a refresher to my dry hair or to mix my foundation for a flawless application.
Acure Organics Quick Fix Correcting Balm with Argan Oil + Starflower (CAD $18.99 for 256 ml)
Dior’s Backstage Pros collection has been a cult favourite in the beauty world, especially their Lip Glow (CAD $41). I myself have one on me at all times. It truly revolutionized the lip balm as we know it and had immense success which is why Dior has been releasing it in different shades.Back in fall 2016, Dior released it in a pretty lilac shade and for Spring 2017, the newest shade to join the lip glow family is a rich berry shade.
For those who aren’t aware of what makes Dior’s lip glow different from other lip balms; well lip glow works with the pH of your lips and adapts the colour accordingly. Thus, every person’s lips will not only be moisturized but also have a subtle natural colour that is unique to them. I personally think they are the best lipbalm ever. I love the subtle colour it provides and the fact that it has a fresh mint and rose scent. Continue reading →