Tuesday, December 01, 2015

- - Lush | Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb Review - -

Happy December! Crazy how time flies, no? It seems like the beginning of 2015 was only a little while ago.

Today I wanted to post a quick review of the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb from Lush. Ever since Lush opened at the mall I work at I have been going there on a regular basis - that store is seriously addictive!

Shoot for the Stars is a mix of Brazilian orange and bergamot oil. It smells amazing! This may just be my favourite scent at Lush yet. You know what actually? This bath bomb smells pretty much like the Lush store itself - you'll know what I mean when you walk into a location.

Let me show you photos after the jump!

Friday, November 27, 2015

- - My Favourite Black Friday Deals - -

Hi friends, long time no see! I know, I know - I've been away too long. School and work have been keeping me super busy and exhausted, but two more weeks to go and I'll be more engaging - I promise!

Today I thought I would create a quick post about some pretty awesome Black Friday deals.

Read more after the jump!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

- - L'Occitane | Haul | Part 2 - -

Hey, hey!

A few weeks ago I was showing you guys some items I had purchased from L'Occitane, a French retailer of natural skincare and bodycare products. At the end of that review I mentioned there were still a few products I was waiting on and that there would be a part 2. I have now received all of my online purchases from L'Occitane and I'm excited to go through them with you!

Let me show you everything after the jump...

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

- - Teacup Tuesday | Week 6 - -

Hey friends! Happy 1st of September! Amazing how time flies, no?

Today I'm continuing my series of Teacup Tuesday posts with another collection of loose tea from DAVIDsTEA. This time around the collection is called Old Timey Treats, which is a pretty sweet (Ha! Get it?) name for such a collection.  :)

Let's jump right into it!

Monday, August 24, 2015

- - Petal & Post | Mini Haul 2 - -

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with another Petal & Post mini-haul! You remember Petal & Post from a few weeks back, right? I've been loving the products I purchased last time, so I decided to go ahead and see what else I could discover.

Take a look after the jump!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

- - Adore Me | Lashes & Lingerie Challenge - -

Happy Thursday!

Today will be a little bit different as I am teaming up with Adore Me, the NYC membership-based lingerie company, to show you two sets from their Summer and Fall Collections.

Monday, August 17, 2015

- - THEFACESHOP | Lip Tint Stick Review - -

Hey guys!

Definitely a shorter post today! A couple of weeks ago I got my package from the RoseRoseShop which included three Lip Tint Sticks from THEFACESHOP.

Now this isn't a new product - the original Lip Tint Stick was part of the "Lovely Me:Ex" line a while back but it is now discontinued. If you were a fan of the lip tint fret not because the product is back and the only thing that is different about it is the packaging. I'm not sure if the repackaged version will ever make its way into Canada, but you can definitely find these tints at THEFACESHOP locations in the US.

How did I hear about these tints? A co-worker of mine raves about this product all the time, so I decided to place an order and see if it was worth all the excitement.

Read more after the jump :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

- - L'Occitane | Haul | Part 1 - -

Hey everyone!

Today I am back with another "haul" post. This time around it's an official full-size haul rather than a mini one. I'm actually not sure what constitutes a full-size haul, but there seem to be enough products in the photo above to consider this as one.

Last week I went shopping at L'Occitane en Provence ("L'Occitane" for short) at a major mall near me. I rarely shop at L'Occitane since it's a pricey brand, but I absolutely adore their products!

I will tell you more after the jump. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

- - Teacup Tuesday | Week 5 - -

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday!

I am back today with another Teacup Tuesday post in which I'll go over the DAVIDsTEA Summer Collection with you.

Shall we jump right into it? :)

Sunday, August 09, 2015

- - Petit Vour | Mystery Box Review - -

Hey friends!

Just over a week ago Petit Vour, the vegan beauty subscription box, released a mystery box. I put up a note about it on my Facebook page, but the box sold out pretty quickly. Luckily, I was able to snatch one up and hopefully some of you were able to as well!

I have been looking at Petit Vour for a while now. It seems like a pretty great subscription box and besides, what's not to love about cruelty-free cosmetics? Well...the price. Living in Canada, the subscription cost per month is $23 USD (roughly $30 CAD). This seems a bit much for a variety of products that I might not love. In any case, that's why I enjoy mystery boxes - they give you a feel for a subscription without the commitment!

The mystery box cost me $32.99 USD ($25 + $7.99 for shipping) or $44.20 CAD. Petit Vour said that the box was supposed to contain old favourites and have a value of $75-80. I have seen my favourite hair care brand, EVOLVh, featured in some of the old Petit Vour boxes, so I was really hoping to get that. I didn't end up getting anything from EVOLVh, but I do think that I got a good variety of products anyway.

I'll tell you more after the jump!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

- - Petal & Post | Mini Haul - -

Happy Sunday!

My previous post was about the samples that I received from Petal & Post, an e-boutique of natural, organic, and all-around healthy products. I enjoyed the samples, so I decided to delve a little further and see what other interesting products I could find on the Petal & Post website.

Petal & Post has such a wide range of products! They have baby products, skincare and beauty items, kitchen and laundry necessities, and much much more. You can basically purchase everything that you need for yourself and for your home all in one place.  Amazing, no?

The website format is elegant, easy to manoeuvre, and all of the information you may need (shipping, contact info...) is simple to find. Please excuse me while I continue to gush about this new-found love of mine a little bit more after the jump...

- - Odacité @ Petal & Post | Spa Collection Sample Review - -

Hello, hello!

A few weeks ago Jamie MacLean, the President and Founder of Petal & Post, got in touch with me to see if I was interested in trying out a few samples from the new Odacité Spa Collection. I wasn't familiar with either Petal & Post or Odacité, so I decided to give them both a try and share what I think about the products with you guys.

To start off, let's get some questions out of the way...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

- - Teacup Tuesday | Week 4 - -

Hi friends!

Back in March I ordered the Spring Collection from DAVIDsTea and I have to admit that my decision to do so was based mainly on the overall design of the collection. After a long and confusing winter it was just so nice to see some spring imagery! Even though though this review comes a season behind, you can still find most (if not all) of the following teas in stores and online. 

Alrighty, let's take a look the Spring Tea Collection!

Friday, April 24, 2015

- - ModCloth | Stylish Surprise Dress Review | April 2015 - -

Hi everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I came across something that I knew would help me get back into blogging - the ModCloth Stylish Surprise! Check out the full review after the jump...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

- - Where is Saffron Rouge? - -

I don't usually rant about anything, but there's something that's been bugging me a lot lately and it is that: a) Saffron Rouge has dropped off the map, and b) no one seems to be talking about it.

Seriously - I can't find any mention of the company from anyone that used to be so vocal about reviewing their Inner Circle subscription. Do people just move on and forget so easily? Or have people just not realized that the whole company is gone?

You can't access www.saffronrouge.com anymore - just try it (nothing comes up). Their Facebook and Twitter pages are non-existent and any other kind of social media outlet they used is down or hasn't been updated in who knows how long. The only sign of confusion seems to be from a few people on Trustpilot.

So my questions are these - What happened to Saffron Rouge? Are they officially out of business? When did this happen? Why did they not announce anything? How could they do this to their customers?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

- - Julep | Naughty & Nice Mystery Box 2014 Review - -

Hi friends!

Today is the fourth day that I'm stuck in bed with a fever. Sigh...it sucks being sick. On the bright side - I get more time than usual (even though a lot of my time is filled with sleeping and watching Family Guy) to work on more content for my blog.

For today's post I wanted to share with you the 2014 Naughty & Nice Mystery Box from Julep. This mystery box cost $24.99 and promised to contain goodies valued at over $150+. In 2013 (just like with the Diamond Mystery Box) Julep also had a Naughty & Nice Mystery Box. I wonder if there will be a Diamond Mystery Box and a Naughty & Nice Mystery Box in 2015 as well?

Let's take a closer look at the 2014 Naughty & Nice Mystery Box right after the jump!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

- - Julep | Diamond Mystery Box 2014 Review - -

Hi everyone!

I have barely left my bed in the last 24 hours because of a fever, but this morning I'm actually feeling well enough to edit a few pictures and compose this post for you guys. As promised a couple of times now, I finally have a review for the Julep Diamond Mystery Box!

This box, which Julep promised to contain a $150+ value, came out in November of 2014 and it cost $24.99 US. What's interesting is that Julep had a Diamond Mystery Box in 2013 as well, the review for which you can check out here

Let's see how the 2014 version compared...

Friday, January 23, 2015

- - Glossybox | December 2014 Review - -

Well, fellow Canadians, we have waited long enough - Glossybox is finally here!

As some of you might be aware, there used to be a Glossybox faction here in Canada. They closed operations in May 2013 and this came as a surprise to a lot of people, so I'm sure that set off a lot of bitterness in Canada. I missed all of these events by a few months since it was late in October that I got into subscriptions and started Magnificent Road.

Luckily for me and for anyone who has been wanting to try Glossybox or has been missing this subscription box, Glossybox US announced in November of 2014 that they were starting shipping to Canada. How exciting is that?? I used to have such a desire to sign up for Glossybox back in 2013 - especially since I signed up for their emails and saw the wonderful products and promotions that their US customers were getting. Finally...it is here!

Read more after the jump...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

- - [2] Mailbox Monday | A Look at the Posts Coming Up This Week - -

Hi everyone!

Yesterday (January 24) was supposed to be "the worst day of the year," so I really hope that all of you have had a painless and wonderful start to the week. Today I am back with another Mailbox Monday [or...umm, Tuesday] instalment in which I let you guys know what posts you can expect to come up on this blog this week. In some instances I will be picking up where I left off last week, but for the most part these posts will be completely new.

This week I have two posts to catch up with from the last Mailbox Monday, but I have a few evenings off of work this week during which I'm hoping to get the majority (if not all) of my planned posts published.

Take a look right after the jump...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

- - My Top 14 Favourite Beauty Products of 2014 - -

Hi friends!

Anyone who is familiar with the Julian calendar knows that January 14th can be considered New Year's Day. So today we are saying goodbye to the old year, 2014, and welcoming in 2015 (now officially)!

To mark this modest occasion (and it really is nothing major) I thought it would be fun to do a recap of my favourite beauty products from 2014. If you've been following this blog for some time, you'll know that I've gotten tons of different subscription boxes in 2014, so you'll understand how tough it is to boil down all those options into 14 favourites. I will, however, try!

Read more after the jump...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

- - Birchbox | "Decked Out" | December 2014 Review - -

How is this for exciting news on a Sunday - Birchbox now ships to Canada! The coveted US subscription box announced the news back in November that they were coming to Canada. I was so excited that I jumped at the opportunity to sign up and today, finally, I have a review of Birchbox's first box in Canada for you.

Since this is the very first ever Birchbox post on my blog, this post will be lengthy and photo-heavy (so in other words - like usual! haha).

More details about Birchbox after the jump!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

- - [4] Cards Against Humanity | 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa | Day 4 Review - -

Today I just want to say a quick hello ("Hello!") and show you what was inside the Day 4 envelope of the Cards Against Humanity's 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa event.

Here's the rundown of this year's Holiday Bulls--t campaign - you pay Cards Against Humanity $15 (Canadians pay $25) and get sent 10 little mystery gifts for the "10 days or whatever of Kwanzaa." In addition to getting some interesting gifts, there is also a hidden puzzle somewhere amidst the gifts for which there is some sort of enormous prize. You can follow along with the progress of the puzzle with CAH here.

For Day 4 we have...

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

- - Beauty Box 5 | "Merry & Bright" | December 2014 Review - -

For anyone who is (like me) celebrating the Orthodox Christmas today, I wish you a very Merry Christmas! C Pождеством! For everyone else - I hope you are having a pleasant Wednesday evening! :)

Today I want to show you guys the December Beauty Box 5 box. It's crazy how long ago I put up my last BB5 review! This year I'm going to make sure that I don't fall behind again.

Let's continue after the jump...

Monday, January 05, 2015

- - Mailbox Monday | A Look at the Posts Coming Up This Week - -

Hi friends! Happy New Year!

I hope you all survived the holidays and had a lovely time with friends and family. Being Orthodox, my festivities have just begun - with Christmas coming up on the 7th this week. For 2015 I didn't officially make any New Years resolutions - I figure that I'll just try my best this year and see how things play out.

One thing that's a lot different this year (or for the next 4 months at least) than in the years prior is that I will have more time to work on this blog when I'm at home. Having said that, each Monday I'm going to try to give a brief review of the posts I hope to put up for a given week - this includes Teacup Tuesdays and Film Review Fridays (oh yes, those are coming back in full force!). I'm hoping that I can get my time-management in order this way.

Without waiting any longer let me show you what reviews I'm planning for this week right after the jump...