ColourPop has been all the rage with their luxury quality and affordable prices! I picked up some items to review, swatch and give you my first impression.

ColourPop Haul

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve shared something makeup related but I have tested out some ColourPop cosmetics the past month or two and I wanted to share my thoughts on a haul.  I recently found out there are some new products coming out so I definitely needed to get this little review/haul out […] Read more…

These tasty, tangy and decadent tarts are simple, require few ingredients and are made from an avocado based filling!

Key Lime Tarts

Happy summer!! Those who know me know that I enjoy baking cakes, cupcakes, and cookies!  Every so often it’ refreshing to make a dessert that doesn’t require any baking.  What I love about key lime tarts and pies is the sour, tangy flavour from the limes.  I love all things sour!  Sweet and sour, it’s kind […] Read more…

Building a gallery wall seems intimidating and time consuming but with these tips and ideas, you'll save time mounting the pieces on the wall while using the extra time on DIY ideas and projects to add to the gallery!

How to Build a Gallery Wall

If you’ve been following along for some time, you’d know I’ve done a little bedroom redecorating.  Although I still haven’t found all the pieces I need to complete the bedroom, I added a gallery wall in the space for some interest –  something I’ve always wanted to do!  Here’s a how to build a gallery wall […] Read more…

Transform your basic dress into a glamour statement dress for any special occasion using a few basic materials! A simple DIY step-by-step tutorial using ribbons and iron-on adhesive and thread for a chic and stylish sheer panel hem.

DIY Sheer Panel Dress Hem

A project never looked so glam!  See how I transformed a dress with some basic black ribbons, iron-on adhesive and some thread!  No machine needed.  A sheer panel dress hem is definitely a classy, romantic addition to any simple dress. It finally feels like spring here in Canada which means dress season, patio drinks and special […] Read more…

These delicious and delicate buttery cookies will be your new favourite treat! These piped flower cookies are the perfect gift for any special event! Hello spring and summer!!

Whipped Flower Butter Cookie Recipe

These whipped flower butter cookies literally melt in your mouth!  I made these beautiful, colourful cookies around Easter for my family but they’re the perfect treat for Mother’s Day, birthdays, special occasions….or any time of year, really.  The buttery goodness infused with extracts (mint being my personal favourite) make irresistible treats for friends and family.  […] Read more…

A Mother's Day gift guide for Asian mothers/grandmothers in your life. After searching around the web for a gift for my own mother, most items didn't suit her. I've collected a variety of affordable and splurge products my mom will love (or already loves)!

Asian Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again.  The struggle has returned: finding a Mother’s Day gift. After roaming the web at various gift guides, I couldn’t possibly imagine buying many of the items I’ve seen for my middle-aged, traditional, Vietnamese mother or grandmother.  A DIY photo frame, “I love you” necklace, or pretty travel mug are […] Read more…

Tips and tricks to highlight and contour like a pro! The Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette is an amazing, easy to use 4-in-1 product to enhance your facial structure.

10 Contour & Highlight Makeup Tips

If you’re here because you love contouring and hightlighting or you’re confused about this topic and want to learn some tips, you’ve come to the right place Contour:  Generally, contouring occurs on areas of your face you want to recede.  The subtle shadowing gives the illusion of slimmer regions to most common areas such as the sides of the […] Read more…

A cherry blossom nail art design will be the perfect spring & summer look! Use this step-by-step, easy tutorial and customize your colours for any occasion! Formula X The Systems is the perfect kit to any nail art!

Cherry Blossom Nail Tutorial

There’s something feminine and exquisitely beautiful about cherry blossoms.  It really is a magical sight; a landscape of soft pink flowers and delicate floral scent during the Spring.  This is starting to sound like a perfume ad.   Before I run off topic again, let’s get into the Cherry Blossom nail art tutorial. Recently, I […] Read more…

Transform ordinary plastic toy animals into practical and fun gold pieces for your desk or vanity to hold your pencils and makeup tools! Simple, quick and fun DIY using gold spray paint!

DIY Animal Pencil Holder and Decor

You see these little plastic animals when you walk past the kids’ aisle of the dollar store but they never quite catch your eye.  They’re usually jammed inside a plastic sack and serve no purpose for a full-grown person…  But here I am, two sacks later and another can of spray paint :).  I’m kind […] Read more…

A healthy, quick, easy and budget friendly green smoothie recipe using spinach, fruits and lemon!

Green Smoothie Recipe

I always thought healthy green smoothies were complicated and expensive to make.  At least, for them to taste really good.  I make green smoothies once every other week and I’ve been making them for about two years. I always get questions about my green-cup-of-goodness.  I drink this smoothie as part of my breakfast, as a […] Read more…

5 Drug store beauty must haves you need to try right now!

5 Must Try Beauty Products from the Drugstore

“I’ll be down the makeup aisle”.  Ah, just a few of my favourite words :).  Some people believe great makeup is expensive.  I disagree.  Some of the best makeup products I repurchase time again are from the drugstore.  It also makes buying groceries a whole lot better!   Last week I posted about bold colours on […] Read more…

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Old Meets New: Bedroom Redecorating Makeover

My thoughts on redecorating… Now’s the perfect time to get into the mood of spring cleaning and bedroom redecorating.  There’s nothing like freshening up a space that hasn’t been given a lot of attention in 5 years. Has 5 years really gone by without a makeover??  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  The wait is […] Read more…

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DIY Gold Quoted Makeup Brush Holders

I swear you can fancify everything with a little bit of gold. Fancify will be the word of today’s post. This little DIY project will glam ordinary glass vases into gold quoted beauty containers for your desk or vanity! I’m excited to share this brush holder DIY with you! I’m in the process of redecorating […] Read more…

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