Currently Reading | March 2015

So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these posts.  What can I say, I’ve been busy…or lazy…or just plain procrastinating.  In any case, I’ve been doing a lot of reading.  So much that I haven’t had the time to write about any of it.  Like at all.  Lord knows when I’m going to get the actual energy to sit down and write a full-length book review again, but if I can’t do that, I can at least show you what I’m reading at the moment.

9780062346612_6689fA Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects
by Mr. Kate
Release Date: June 16, 2015

I am so stupidly excited for this one to come out.  Right now, I’m reading and an advance copy and I’m loving it.  But that doesn’t change the fact that I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.  I love Mr. Kate!  If you don’t know who Mr. Kate is, you need to.  She is a DIY guru and she is absolutely hilarious.  She does DIY’s in both video and pictorial format, and I pretty much stalk her blog to see what new thing she has come up with.  A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects is not a typical DIY book.  Oh, there are plenty of projects in the book, 50 to be exact, but each project is accompanied by hilarious stories.  I seriously haven’t laughed so hard while reading a book since I read the advance of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened.

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Tried, Tested & True | The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Seed Body Scrub, Shower Gel & Body Butter | Review

This review features press sample(s) sent for consideration.


Now I love products from The Body Shop.  I always have and I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that I probably always will.  So when it was announced back in February that they were releasing a limited edition Smoky Poppy collection I was intrigued.  While it would still be a floral scent, which TBS is known for, and encompass all of the products that you find in a typical range, to me it seemed a little more ‘grown up’ when I was reading the press release.  I immediately marked this range down as one to check out and indeed I swung by my local store to check out what was on offer.

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A Long Overdue MAC Splurge


I used to shop at MAC fairly regularly. Way back when I was still taking the GO Train into work, I would go right by a MAC store in Royal Bank Plaza. Invariably, as every new collection came out, I owned it the day it came out, before I even got to the office. Then I moved and despite living right next to Fairview Mall, my trips to MAC pretty much became non-existent, other than the occasional pop-in with Julie, but even those are a thing of the past!  Well this past weekend, I made it a point to make a trip to a MAC counter to pick up a few things that I’ve either had on my wishlist for a while, or needed replacing (yes Zoe, I do run out of things, lol).  I even dragged my mother along just for shits and giggles.   Continue Reading


Adventures in Blogging | MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2015 Preview


IMG_3605Every now and then, as a blogger I have the opportunity to attend some pretty awesome events.  This past Saturday was one of those events when I was able to attend the MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2015 Preview here in Toronto.  I’m not kidding guys, I pretty much came out of hibernation to attend this event, and what an event it was.  The event was held at the Deanery at St. James Cathedral and it was a stunning, light and airy venue with floor to ceiling windows that let in a lot of natural light and let us bloggers really explore the products that MAKE UP FOR EVER was showcasing.

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The Audio Files | Week Playlist #1

The Audio Files - Weekly Playlist 1

Another week has come and gone and I’m here with something that I’ve been contemplating for a long, long time.  This week, I’ve been oddly contemplative and the music I’ve been listening to this past week reflects that mood.  Good music all the same, but maybe a bit heavier and with more of message than last week.  Maybe it’s the fact that I celebrated my 34th birthday this past Tuesday that is making me a bit more introspective.  Whatever it bringing about this mood, it does’t really matter.  All that matters is the music and I’ve been listening to some pretty amazing stuff this past week.  Feel free to click on the link above and you can listen to each song!   Continue Reading


Worth the Hype? NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation | Review

This review features press sample(s) sent for consideration



So a while back I told you about the newly released All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation from NARS.  From the rumblings in the blogging community, it seemed like this foundation could be a game changer and I was eager to get my hands on it to see if it lived up to all the hype I was hearing.  Because as much as I love NARS, and I really, really love NARS, how good could this foundation really be?  Well, you better take a seat, because the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is better than anything you have tried before.

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