Saturday, 20 December 2014

Eats: Donburiya

There is no shortage of places to eat in Vancouver and the West End is an easy place to get lost in when it comes to food options. I always pass by Donburiya (1329 Robson Street) whenever I walk from David's to meet someone downtown. I finally popped in with Terri after much curiosity.

Friday, 19 December 2014

In the Moment #20: Visiting Dermalogica in Vancouver

I was serendipitously invited to visit the Vancouver location of The International Dermal Institute, creators of Dermalogica, for a treatment last Tuesday. I'm already a huge fan of Dermalogica's aesthetic and ethic and this was a treat for sure.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Empties #5

In this video:
- I finally recycle.
- I mention the following:
The Body Shop Coconut Cream Body Scrub
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
Bliss Fabulously Foaming Face Wash
Philosophy's Purity Face Wash
Glysomed Hand Cream
Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blosso Super Hydrating Hand Cream
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
NARS Smudgeproof Eye-shadow Base
Prevage Anti-Aging Neck and Decolte Firm and Repair Cream
Artifact Glacial Coast Detox Mask
Blistex Lip Medix
Fresh Lip Treatment
I briefly mention that I finished 4 packs of facewipes, 10 face masks, and some Nivea In-Shower Body Milk satchets


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Blind Recommendations: Bite High Pigment Pencils

bite high pigment pencil set pomegranate rhubarb sable winterberry swatch review

Revealing that you blog about beauty can sometimes means you're suddenly endowed with knowledge about the exact specific beauty question your audience has. Sorry, doesn't work that way and I often don't know the answer but I will help you shop it out. A quick walk 'round Sephora with a work colleague looking for some good lip options offered the Bite High Pigment Pencil lip set ($30, 4x1.48g) as a suggestion.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Buying on Price: Benefit Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O'Blushes review swatch

There are some things that I buy purely on price. I don't care how it works (as long as it works reasonably well), just that I have it. These things include socks, toothbrushes, hairdryers, shampoo, soap and condiments. Sometimes yogurt. Never coats or jackets. And I'm always more than pleased with a deal.

This mentality can extend to makeup purchases and spending $43CDN for the entire Benefit blush line and my favorite highlighter (Watt's Up!) made perfect monetary sense to me. One individual boxed blush is $36. I just got 6+highligher for $6.14 each. I'm not going to lie but that was the sole reason for this purchase.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Gifts Sephora Under $25*

*Press Sample

The truth of life is that sometimes you will be in a gift giving situation where you don't particularly want to spend a lot and you don't particularly want to think about it too much. Come Xmas time there is that awkward Xmas moment where picking up something good but inexpensive will be necessary be it for a daughter of a friend, or an office exchange. If these goods need to be beauty related, then Sephora has more than a few under $25 items options.