Hello dear readers, This is not the usual beauty review or haul but please read this carefully as it is very important (and exciting!) 🙂 As you may have read recently, Melissa has left the blog which means that it is only me (Marika) running it from now on. YAAAAYY!! 😀 Advertisements
What’s up Melrika readers? First time here? Well, welcome to the blog. It has been 2 years and time does fly by. This post is a bittersweet one. A vibe that is abnormal for me to share in a text. So here I am, announcing my departure from the blog. Why? I am not quitting from my blogging life but I decided to move on with future projects. After finishing my student life and moving on with my career path, things changed quite a bit. You must think, how different could it be when you are changing from being a student to a full-time worker? Oh, I am also amazed when I reflected on it. From changing to different schedules to getting closer and helping out my family and meeting someone new, they have made me understand better what life actually is. The priorities and values that I had slightly changed and I am also very happy with them. So instead, of being on and off, I decided to take another direction. I am still …
Helloo fellow readers, I renewed Boxycharm twice for 3 months each and last month was my last one, sadly. Each start of the month is almost like Christmas for me because I know there will be unknown items waiting for me in that little black box. Throughout the 6 months, I have received products that I love a lot and that I included in my usual makeup routine. So here are the products that I like the most during my 6 months of Boxycharm. So, why did I stop Boxycharm? Boxycharm is one of the best subscription boxes for makeup. You get your money’s worth and the products you get are interesting. You get to discover different brands that are less talked about and sometimes you get branded products. However, in almost every box, you get the same type of products. The most common things you get would be highlighters, contours, eyeshadows, brushes and liquid lipsticks. Obviously, in each box, you get different types of those products but after getting 6 boxes in a row …
True fact: I am not a great cook. There’s probably 3 recipes that I totally ace, but I usually am not super creative in the kitchen and prefer to lend a hand instead of cooking on my own (also, I could eat grilled cheese every day and survive). Nonetheless, I love to eat delicious food and I don’t hate cooking: I just don’t always have the patience, the ideas, or the time to prepare a nice meal. So I decided to try a subscription box for food, to save myself the trouble of planning meals and going grocery shopping, and decided to subscribe to one week of Miss Fresh.
If you have oily skin and big pores, this is for you! My current daily cleanser is Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Cleanser. It’s been almost 4 months I’ve been using this cleanser and I still like it a lot.
What’s the best accessory to pair with a gorgeous makeup or a fresh face? It probably is a nice pair of glasses, right? The colour and the shape of your frames change your face and your style symbiotically with your makeup (or no makeup!). To help us see crystal clear in style, Firmoo send us each a pair of glasses of our choice in exchange for an honest review*.
MAC cosmetics has a great goodbyes section (makeup on sale) and I purchased some pro longwear colour stick as well as a lipstick kit! Review and swatches on the blog!
I have this strange tendency to fall in love with pretty much any large city I visit. New York? Fabulous! Toronto? I want to live there! Paris? Always looking forward to going back! Stockholm? It feels like home! And the list goes on… Nevertheless, I have a very special place in my heart for my hometown, Montreal. So when Modern Map Art offered we do a review of a Montreal map poster, the answer was very obvious 😉
For those who don't know, there's an iPad and a skin tone detector at the Sephora store for you to determine your skin colour. After scanning your face with that device, the clever Sephora will save your result into your account and match you with all the possible foundations on their site. Hurray for technology for making our shopping life easier than ever and saving my lazy ass too! In fact, I personally do not like to shop at the store, I feel too overwhelmed and shopping online is a lot more resourceful! Without doing test swatches at the Sephora store, I directly ordered a foundation from their site to see whether the Color IQ is really that intelligent.
It seems like summer has finally arrived in Montreal after countless days (and nights) of rain. I hope that the nice weather stays for a while, but I’m already excited for September and its cool nights, sunny afternoons, and never too hot or too cold weather. What can I say, I am an autumn girl at heart!