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  • August Favourites – Travel Picks

    The air of nostalgia, so typical of August’s end, struck me more than usual this year. My husband and I spent the weekend in Montreal — our first visit since we lived there three years ago. I admit to being overly sentimental the entire time, as we passed the landmarks where so many memories were made. I couldn’t help myself! It’s a spectacular city, it felt like fall, and our visit reminded me of how much I loved my life there despite having been eager to move back to Toronto. I vow to visit again before another three years pass. My August favourites are almost entirely composed of old standbys, which seems appropriate for this time of…

  • New Summer Foundation for a Radiant Matte Finish

    After trying a few new base products (plus incorporating a favourite from July) I’ve discovered an amazing combination that gives me a radiant matte finish that lasts All. Day. Long. The winning combo? L’Oréal’s new Pro-Glow foundation with Laura Geller’s Balance-N-Brighten powder foundation. I’ve been using the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow foundation in 203, applied with a damp beautyblender. This foundation oxidizes quite a bit — I tried three different shades before finding one that matched me, and even still I’m not so sure it’s perfect.

  • July Favourites: Grass Is Greener Edition

    I can’t remember the last time I was in the US for long enough to visit Target and Ulta, so you can imagine my glee when my family decided to take a road trip to Chicago to visit my cousins whom we hadn’t seen since my wedding almost three years ago. In the intervening years, Target has come and gone in Canada; Shoppers Drug Mart has begun stocking NYX, and the brand has opened a number of standalone stores. H&M Beauty has massive displays in flagship locations, Toronto has its own MUJI, which carries lovely skincare staples and beauty accessories. Yet it’s still near impossible to get certain coveted brands and items in Canada. I,…