• Sephora Spring Savings Event

    The Sephora Spring Savings Event starts April 5, 2024. Use the code YAYSAVE to redeem your discount according to your rewards tier. This code works both online and in store. Do you use the sale as an opportunity to stock up on your essentials, or to try new releases? I tend to do both. There are five items I hope to grab: The Essentials: I desperately need a new tanning mitt because mine is NASTY. I have the Isle of Paradise Hyaluronic Mitt $13.50 in my cart. Isle of Paradise is one of my favourite tanning brands. The other essential on my list is the Cinema Secret Brush Cleanser $43.50.…

  • Best Romantasy 2024, so far

    I have been deep into my fantasy romance era. I wanted to share the best romantasy I’ve read so far this year. A Q1 update if you will 😉 Let me know if you have any romantasy book recommendations for me. The Shepherd King duology by Rachel Gillig I have completely fallen in love with this gothic YA romantasy duology. Set in the misty, foresty kingdom of Blunder. We have an interesting tarot card like magic system. Found family elements as our group tries to assemble the full deck of cards to cure the kingdom of the magical mist. Full review for the first book HERE. Review for the second…

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  • Heartless by Elsie Silver

    Working as a nanny for the world’s grumpiest single dad should have been simple. Except I can’t keep my eyes off him. And he can’t keep his hands off of me. Cade Eaton is thirteen years older than I am and barely looks my way. Until I get him into the hot tub one night for a game of truth or dare. Then all bets are off—and so are our clothes. Rating: 5/5 ⭐️Genre: Small Town Romance 🤠Series: Chestnut Springs [2/5]Tropes: cowboy, grumpy sunshine, age gap, single dadRecommend?: Yes! 🐎 Cade Eaton, a rough around the edges, grumpy cowboy, is in need of a nanny for the summer to watch…

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  • Milk Makeup KUSH Hydrating Sheer Lip Oil

    NEW Milk Makeup KUSH Hydrating Sheer Lip Oil. This is a sheer, non-sticky lip oil made with hydrating oils that deliver an intense hit of hydration and shine for smoother-, fuller-looking lips. Why is it that every single lip oil release has me 👀? It’s interesting that each shade in this line up also has a different flavour. All of them sound good! I don’t know which I’d choose. I will say, these do feel a bit pricey for me. They’re $36 for 5.5mL. Milk Makeup is a high-end makeup brand sold at Sephora, but this is nearing a luxury price point in my opinion. Lip oils have become my…

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  • One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

    Elspeth needs a monster. The monster might be her. Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked kingdom of Blunder—she needs a monster. She calls him the Nightmare, an ancient, mercurial spirit trapped in her head. He protects her. He keeps her secrets. But nothing comes for free, especially magic. Rating: 4/5 ⭐️Genre: Gothic RomantasySeries: The Shepherd King duology [1/2]Recommend?: Yes!Gifted: Thank you so much, @creative_by_oksana ❤️ 🌳 Elspeth Spindle lives in the misty, sinister, foresty kingdom of Blunder. Elspeth has a monster living inside her head. The Nightmare protects her and keeps her secrets. She hasn’t told a soul for 11 years until she…

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  • Armani Luminous Silk Blush

    I was kindly gifted 2 shades of the Armani Luminous Silk Blushes in PR. This luxurious powder blush visibly smooths skin and delivers a luminous yet natural looking flush of colour to your cheeks. This finely milled formula feels so silk smooth. This blush is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner. Shade 50 Euphoric is a peachy pink, with a shimmer finish. Shade 52 Ecstasy is a cool toned pink, with a matte finish. Available now at Sephora Canada in 6 shades for $56. Blush swatches on my fair skin tone:

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  • Kosas BB Burst Tinted Moisturizer

    NEW Kosas BB Burst Tinted Moisturizer Gel Cream with Copper Peptides. Kosas is releasing a clean, tinted gel cream that’s a fresh take on tinted moisturizer—it delivers a refreshing burst of active skincare, light buildable coverage, and a smooth, hydrated, natural finish. How amazing does this look? This tinted moisturizer looks so fresh on the skin, and perfect for every day wear. I personally have more combo skin, but I do love a fresh, healthy finish on the skin. The real test for me will be whether it lasts all day. I have never tried a GEL tinted moisturizer. I am very intrigued by this formulation – it seems very…

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  • NYX Blurscreen SPF 30 Primer

    NEW NYX Blurscreen SPF 30 Primer. NYX Cosmetics have been killing it with the new releases lately. I’ve added so many of them onto my makeup wish list [cries in makeup low buy]. My number one primer need is to blur my enlarged pores so I was automatically intrigued. Add in super cute packaging, and SPF – I’m there! This is 3-in-1 blurring primer for up to 18h wear and helps protect skin with SPF 30 protection. I definitely recommend still applying your daily sunscreen underneath, but we love the added protection against the sun’s rays. This claims to blur and grip, protect all skin tones with no white cast…

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  • NEW Indie Makeup Retailer

    Calling all my fellow Canadian indie makeup lovers! We have a new indie makeup retailer to make ordering indie makeup more accessible. I Feel Beautiful is offering in-stock only indie makeup made outside of Canada. This will help with our beauty budgets – knowing the cost in Canadian dollars, and avoiding customs fees. The brands they currently offer are: Adept Cosmetics, Gourmande Girls, Blend Bunny, and Wicked Widow with more being added all the time. All four of these brands are high on my indie wishlist, and I’m now even more motivated to make a purchase from a Canadian retailer. The owner is also very option to suggestions made based…

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  • Romantasy TBR 2024

    I have stepped firmly into my romantasy era – I’ve even created an Instagram page for it. The list of fantasy romance books I want to read grows daily. I’ve decided to prioritize these 5 new series to start this year, along with finishing the many I’m currently in the midst of. The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent Human or vampire, the rules of survival are the same: never trust, never yield, and always – always – guard your heart. The adopted human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya carved her place in a world designed to kill her. Her only chance to become something…