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  • Sephora VIB Wishlist + Tips for the Best Sale

    For a few days each November, Sephora offers a cool 20% off all purchases to its VIB and VIB Rouge members. It’s a great time to stock up on beauty staples, buy a few gifts, or try things you wouldn’t normally buy. For the past few years, I’ve used the November VIB sale to score holiday value sets, along with pricier items for which I’m not too keen on paying full price. If this is your first time shopping the sale, here are a few tips:

  • My Go-To Fall Lips

    Count me among the throngs who reach for deeper, more matte lip colour as soon as the temperature starts to drop. I wanted to share two lip products that I’ve been loving this season. Both are incredible on their own, but together they make a great pair.

  • 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…

  • Deal Alert: Ebates Turns 4

    Ebates is celebrating its 4th birthday with 4x the cash back on select retailers, this week only. Here’s a rundown of the best beauty deals: Hudson’s Bay, 10% cash back Sephora, 16% cash back The Body Shop, 16% cash back NARS, 20% cash back Clinique, 16% cash back Well.ca, 4% cash back Lots of other retailers are offering 4x cash back as well. If you’ve never used Ebates, sign up here and start earning cash on your regular online shopping. I’ve been using Ebates for about two years now, and I’ve earned over $250 cash back!

  • Bold, Bright Summer Lipsticks

    Wearing a bright lip isn’t always easy for me, but if there’s ever a time to just go for it, summer is it. I poked through my comically oversized collection of lip products and pulled out six of my favourites for summer, which range in colour from red to orange to fuchsia. I was surprised that I didn’t reach for any liquid lipsticks, since I love how long wearing they are. I think it’s because even the most comfortable liquid lipstick can’t beat out the comfort of a lipstick or lip crayon. In the heat, comfort is king. I loathe fussy lipstick, and can be shy when it comes to colour. Here are…