Beauty Podcast: I Almost Peed My Pants!


We’re back with another chit chatty episode – just Cat and I pretending to be classy and failing miserably.  This week features some skincare talk and we share spooky stories, just in time for Halloween.
And I really did almost pee my pants in this episode – partly due to the scary stories Cat was telling! But it could have something to do with the taro bubble tea I consumed just prior to recording.  I have a small bladder, ok?😛

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Maison Jacynthe Makeup Launch


I’m sure you’ve heard of this brand by now since it’s making the rounds on all the Canadian beauty blogs!😉 I won’t bore you too much with the mythos of Maison Jacynthe (yes, there’s a real person behind the brand, Jacynthe René) as it’s been written about countless times recently – let’s just get into the products since that’s what I’m here for.  In September, I was contacted to select some products to try out – here’s what I chose:
• Eye shadow refill pan in 11 Macchiato
• Blush refill pan in 01 Romeo
• Large Compact

Rather than choosing only makeup items, I decided to pick the refillable compact because, you know that I don’t need any more makeup!😛

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Favourites Lately: Late 2016


This year I decided to do quarterly favourites so I’ve had lists for early 2016 (covering January to March) and mid-year (covering April to June), and now I’m showing my third quarterly favourites to cover July to September:
It’s mostly Summery products but a little bit of Autumn is creeping in… yes, I’m a bit late in posting this – it should have been up early October.😳

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Nordstrom Toronto Beauty Department – First Impressions and Haul


Finally, Nordstrom is open in Toronto! I was away on vacation when it officially opened but as soon as I had the chance, I went over to check out the Toronto Eaton Centre store, primarily for their beauty department!
And, I also bought a couple of items.😉

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PP12: Lancôme Khol in Love eye liner in Chocolate Affair


If you listened to the most recent MyLipAddition podcast, you would have heard me ranting about doing Project Pan!😛 I remain committed to this cause, but I have to admit, wearing the same makeup day in, day out, is really challenging when you have so many other options staring at you!😉
Today’s review is an item that is actually discontinued:
The Lancôme Khol in Love eye liner in 101 Chocolate Affair was released as part of the Spring 2013 In Love collection, which featured lovely Emma Watson:

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Stash Dash: Oct 16 – 22


This was a BUSY week on the blog!  If you’ve missed some posts, I don’t blame you. Here’s what happened:

PP12: The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in 020 Bali Vanilla

Finally, one of the Project Pan items that actually shows visible signs of being used up.🙄

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I’m back on Beauty Podcast!😀 There were so many potential titles for this podcast episode:

• 50 Shades of Cat n’ Stashy
• The One With The Sexy Time Talk
• Tips on Lips & Lips

You have to listen to understand… a warning / enticement – we swear and talk general smack about random things, including discussions that are sexual in nature. We talk about beauty, even.😉

Feature images created using Red Canna by Georgia O’Keefe.

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Cruise Life – My Experience


So what’s it like to go on a 7-day cruise? I’ll admit that I’m not keen on all-inclusive resorts, or packaged vacations because I feel trapped. I do not like being herded around like cattle for meal time and activities. I know a lot of people who have gone on cruises and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, so we decided to give it a try.
We went on the ship Vision of the Sea, which is part of the “Vision” class of ships from Royal Caribbean. We chose the cruise line based on a lot of discussions with friends and the top 3 recommended cruise lines were Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Celebrity Cruises was our top choice but it did not have any remaining sail dates for 2016 to the destinations we wanted.
I had jokingly said that I would name this post “Cruise Life for Type A Personalities” – I wouldn’t call myself a true “Type A” personality, but I do have some traits. It takes me a while to relax whenever we go on vacation. On a 7-day vacation, it probably takes me 2 days to stop pacing the hotel room, and then another 2 days to stop waking up at 6am.😛 So how did I find cruise life?

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China Glaze Hot Flash


I’m in a bit of a nail polish rut – can you believe that last week I only wore Orly Nailtrition on my nails and called it a day? No nail polish for a whole week!😮 This polish is the one I wore this during my cruise vacation as my pedicure. In fact, these photos were taken before I went on vacation…😛
For my trip, I was looking for a bright shade and China Glaze Hot Flash certainly delivered!

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MUJI Skincare [+ GIVEAWAY!]


You probably know that I already love the MUJI skincare items that I’ve tried, so I was completely in my element at the most recent MUJI Canada Open House which was to showcase their skincare.
Similar to previous MUJI Open House sessions, it was a small intimate affair which I much prefer.🙂 We learned about the different MUJI skincare lines with a focus on the Sensitive Skin range (my favourite!) and we all received a selection of products to try for ourselves. Here’s what we learned, and what we received.

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