• 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…

  • The Anatomy Duology by Dana Schwartz

    Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants nothing more than to be a surgeon in a time when women are set to be wives and mothers. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die. Hazel dresses in her dead brother’s clothes, assumes a new name, and goes off to the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society to begin her education as man. Though top of her class, Hazel is eventually discovered to be a woman and kicked out of school but with the opportunity to still sit the exams. If Hazel will have a chance to pass the medical…

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  • Fenty Beauty We’re Even Hydrating Concealer

    NEW Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is releasing a new concealer to their line. The We’re Even Hydrating Longwear Concealer will launch with 50 medium coverage on shades January 12th. This skincare powered concealer contains ingredients such as Prickly Pear Cactus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Persian Silk Tree Extract which will even and brighten, and hide dark circles and puffiness. Hydrating, buildable coverage, crease resistant with a natural finish ticks all of my boxes. This new concealer is high on my wishlist! Fenty Beauty is a brand that consistently grabs my attention. I love their Eaze Drop Skin Tint, and Cream Bronzer already. Their packaging is sleek and modern and stands…

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  • NEW Singe Beauty Launch

    Singe Beauty, created by Angelica Nyqvist, has launched their second collection this month. This launch features 7 face brushes, 2 new eyeshadow brushes, a makeup sponge, and a velvet powder puff. Sets and bundles are available on the website. Brushes are now sold individually as well. The original 5-piece eyeshadow brush set will be restocking in the new year. Singe Beauty is an indie brand known for their signature yellow orange colour. Their brushes are vegan, and cruelty free with their soft synthetic bristles. This brand is definitely on my radar and I hope to pick up a few pieces in the future. Have you tried this brand? Images from…

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  • NYX Fat Oil Slick Click Vegan Lip Balm

    NEW NYX Cosmetics has released a new product to their Fat Oil family. This pigmented lip balm comes in a click up packaging. The vegan formula is packed with good for your lips ingredients such as avocado, cloudberry, and raspberry oils. Lightweight and buildable, providing 12hrs of hydration. Available in 12 shades: Main Character – clear with pink pearl Clout – soft baby pink No Filter Needed – pink pearl nude Going Viral – rose Link n Bio – warm nude Hits Different – clear with bronze pearl DM Me – lilac pink Thriving – flamingo pink That’s Major – mid-tone mauve Double Tap – raspberry In a Mood –…

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  • Holiday Romance TBR

    Tis the season to dive into cozy, (and sometimes spicy) holiday romances. I am terrible at reading seasonally but want to make the effort this year. My hope is that some of these with ignite my Christmas spirit. Lovelight Farms by B. K. Borison Two best friends fake date to reach their holiday happily ever after in this first romantic comedy in the Lovelight series. A pasture of dead trees. A hostile takeover of the Santa barn by a family of raccoons. And shipments that have mysteriously gone missing. Lovelight Farms is not the magical winter wonderland of Stella Bloom’s dreams. In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm…

  • PHLUR Hair & Body Fragrance Mists

    PHLUR Hair & Body Fragrance Mists are now available in three new scents – all good enough to eat. Mix, layer and spray liberally, these mists turn heads and leave you smelling delicious. Mango Mood: Mango, Black Currant, Jasmine, Vanilla Amber Haze: Amber, Vanilla, Saffron, Jasmine Vanilla Skin: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Pink Pepper, Jasmine I have been in a huge fragrance kick over the last year or so. Phlur as a brand has really intrigued me. This new release immediately caught my attention. Firstly, the packaging is stunning! Secondly, these scent descriptions have me drooling! I don’t know how I’d possibly pick just one. These are available in now and are…

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