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.
Nuphar is a small business in Montreal founded in 2016. Nuphar makes handmade and organic cosmetics without pesticides. Read more here!
At Melrika, we love a good meal in the Old Port, especially in those cold winter months. The Happening Gourmand allows us to celebrate without breaking the bank, for the 10th consecutive year!
In the blogosphere, there can be unhealthy competition and hatred sometimes, but at Melrika, we strongly believe that supporting each other is the most beautiful and meaningful act bloggers can do for one another. For this reason, we were extremely proud and happy to be invited to the launch party of Boucle Magazine‘s first paper magazine earlier this week! ❤ A little background Boucle is a francophone blog that was founded in 2012 whose mission is to promote positive messages about issues that everyone faces such as body image, self-esteem, etc. Their goal is to help people love themselves the way they are, no matter their weight, height, colour of their skin, etc. Boucle promotes a message of diversity that includes anyone and everyone and has a very refreshing point of view on themes such as beauty, mental health, sexuality, etc.