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 …
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.
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.
Time for June’s Boxycharm! This box wasn’t planned (talking like it was an accident), well sort-of. May’s was supposed to be my last box but since I kind of forgot to unsubscribe at the end of the month, when I remembered to cancel it I started considering to maybe keep it for another 3 months. It’s actually a great subscription box but by the end of 6 boxes, I think I will have enough makeup for 6 other girls! So this month’s box… I wasn’t as impressed as the last one, to be honest. One thing’s for sure, I am super happy to get the Realher’s Playbook eyeshadow palette I – Be your own kind of beauty. It was the highlight of the box for me. Realher’s no.1 Playbook eyeshadow palette, $28.00: You either get palette number 1, 2 or 3. The no.1 is a very neutral brown palette. It carries a lot of shimmer shadows and 2 satin finish (Strong & Smart). You can do a lot of smoky looks with this one. The pigmentation is ok …
Today, May 21st 2017, the blog hit 2 years old!
Passeport en fût is a Montreal-based concept designed by two young women who love craft beer! It allows you to discover 12 microbreweries at an advantageous price.
Subscribed to the March Boxycharm! Got plenty of goodies from RealHer, Smashbox, Naked Cosmetics and Smashbox! Did full face makeup look too.
Svelte is a Canadian brand specialized in shapewear with a slimming and smoothing effect. Here is one if their tight ankle slit leggings.