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Showing posts with label canadian made products. Show all posts

Caryl Baker Visage Holiday 2016 True North Lipstick- Notre Dame

The holidays are here! 
For the past two weeks, I have seen some Holiday collections come out that I am super excited to play with! Today I'm going to highlight an amazing lipstick from Caryl Baker Visage Holiday 2016. 

This holiday they have a collection called True North Beauty. While there were a lot of items to love with in the collection- once I opened this lipstick.... I was so excited to swatch it. 

Three uses: Delectable by Cake Beauty Everything Balm

Since purses are getting smaller and smaller- Cake beauty is trying to cut down the products that you stuff into your make up. The solution:
Delectable by Cake Beauty Everything Balm ($16.00 CAN).

This unique multi-purpose balm is petroleum-free, hydrating and conditioning.
It has over 21+ uses.

I like the fact that it's not greasy like petroleum jelly and it smells amazing. One of the key ingredients is natural Castor oil. A product that I haven't grown up with as a child- plus Coconut oil, Cocoa butter and Sunflower seed oil. I haven't got into the full list of 20 uses but there are three that I really think are awesome.


With the weather changing back my hands are not in the best looking right now. The excessive hand washing really took a toll on me. For repair, I like apply it around my cuticles. Let in “soak” in for around 2 minutes and then rub it in.


Before I get ready to apply my matte lipsticks, I put the balm on my lips. I then let it penetrate until my make up is done. After I wipe it off then apply my lipstick and I'm good to go. Or to revitalize an old lipstick, I apply a squirt to refresh.


This balm helps to reduces itchiness. When your outside and obviously do not have the product to apply- just dab the balm around the bite and you're good to go.

Those are my main three uses but you can do anything from tame your brows, soften cracked skin on your heels, put it on a sunburn or use it to tame flyaways, honestly the list goes on and on. You can find this product at, Shopper’s Drug Mart or even at

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks + Swatches

Summer is coming and it's time to try something new. The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks ($30.00 CAN) showed up on my doorstep a few months ago. I've literally been using them so much that I forgot to post. Let me start off by saying these Bite Beauty lipsticks are handcrafted. 
And also they're Canadian!

When you buy a Amuse Bouche lipstick you're getting the best. I'm talking 12 edible oils, food grade ingredients and nutrients in your lipstick. Not harsh dyes like some of the other brands. Texture-wise they're really creamy and comfortable on the lips. Plus an they have an awesome citrus flavour from fresh fruit. I've added these to my permanent collection and I can't wait to try more. 

Check out these swatches!

Lip swatches:
***Missing Chai but it looked very similar to Honeycomb on me***
My favourite!


Perfect Your Skin with the Perfect All-In-One Compact by Mistura Beauty

I hadn’t heard of Mistura Beauty, however, when I discovered that the company was both based in Canada and offered an assortment of all-in-one makeup, I was excited to try some of their products.

My favourite product of the bunch was the 6-in-1 Beauty Solution® Compact. The powder is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, and promises to mute both rosacea and other blemishes.

You’d apply this like you would a contouring powder – on the outside of your cheeks, on the forehead, down the bridge of your nose. It took a little bit of trial and error for me as the first time I used it, I applied what I normally would when using blush and it was far too dark for me. The best thing to remember is that a little goes a long way – you’ll notice results with just a light dusting of the powder across your whole face.

I saw best results when I used the Mistura Retractable Brush (pictured above) – which along with the compact is perfect for tossing in a purse of carry-on. To complete the look, conceal with the Mistura C-2-P Complexion Corrector and naturally plump your lips with the Mistura Plump & Glow lip gloss.

To find Mistura Beauty retailers near you, use their handy store locator.

Canadian Made: Therapie Silk and Bamboo Pillowcase

Growing up, I've always known the importance of silk pillows. But they were way to expensive for me to invest in. So cotton was the way to go. Honestly, it was wreaking havoc on my face silently. My sleeping masks weren't doing their jobs. My lash extensions were falling out prematurely. I won't even go on. That's when I found out about Cherise at Therapie. She has a line of  Silk and Bamboo Pillowcases, eyemasks, booties and mitts. I interviewed her to find out more about her line.

How did start your business?
I started Therapie to fill a need I saw in my skin rejuvenation and hair restoration business, Results Cosmetic & Wellness Therapies. My clients invest in high quality skin and hair care products and in expensive in office treatments for their face and hair. I want them to get the best possible results for their investment. Hopefully, they have their face/ hair pressed up against a pillowcase for 6 to 8 hours out of 24 hours. That pillowcase influences the beauty of skin, hair, and lashes. A pure silk pillowcase is the kindest to the face, hair and lashes. The pure bamboo panels keep that pillowcase in place so you actually sleep.

Why are silk pillow cases important?
A pure silk pillowcase is important because no other fabric has the slip, slide and glide of pure silk. It is the kindest fabric to the delicate skin of the face and to hair. It's the gentlest fabric on lash extensions. It's very breathable so it feels cooling to hot sleepers. This starts being very important for all women as they get older, even as early as in their mid 30s.

What are the benefits of silk pillow cases?
The problem with a traditional silk pillowcase is that you might not sleep well. Because of the great slip, slide and glide of pure silk, it makes your pillow move around under your head. And the case likes to work its way off the pillow. The 2 bamboo panels act like grip and eliminate this problem.

When should I wash my pillow cases?
If you wear makeup to bed, you'll need to wash your Therapie Silk and Bamboo Pillowcase more frequently. If there's a lot of styling products in your hair at the end of your day, you'll want to wash your pillowcase more frequently. With acne, wash your pillowcase more frequently. Otherwise, aim for every second week.

How to wash - hand washing best preserves the luster of silk. Turn inside out. Use a fine fabric wash. Soak in warm soapy water for at least 5 minutes. I let mine soak for about 20 minutes. Squeeze soapy water out, do not twist or wring out. Silk is its most fragile when it's wet. Soak in cold water for a minute or two, to rinse. Squeeze water out again, lay on dry clean towel and roll up the towel. Squeeze the heck out of the towel. Then place pillowcase over a towel bar of the back of a chair, to dry. If you need to machine wash, a mesh bag for delicates is a must. Turn inside out, put in mesh bag. Do a gently cycle, the smallest load possible, only like colors. Do not bleach. Do the shortest cycle possible. Dry the same way.

What is the best way to wash/dry them?
If pillowcase is still damp before bed, tumble dry, inside out, for 5 minutes by itself.

Annabelle Cosmetics Instaglam Kajal Eyeliner + Kajal

As a beauty blogger, I'm always testing something. My purse is full of products. It's extremely hard to down size. I often find myself forgetting something important at home. Annabelle Instaglam Eyeliner + Kajal $12.50 CAN prevents me from having breakdowns. 
Everything to line my eyes in one product.


They both apply smoothly along your lash line. One thing I love about the kajal is that it's really black. Like midnight black. Overall the convenience of having both products together is a lifesaver!

Key notables:
  • The kajal is waterproof
  • Perfect for sensitive eyes
  • Scent-free
  • The liquid liner lasts up to 12+ hours

This product would be perfect for traveling or to add to your makeup bag for back to school.