• Makeup

    3 Product Dupes for Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder & Nars!

    Recently I’ve come into contact with a whole new demographic of superwomen who are all stars in every aspect. They look great, they feel great, they’re full time working momma’s getting that grind, going to the gym, being wives, fiances and girlfriends, and a lot of them were asking me for makeup and skincare tips and advice, so I decided I should start writing more blog posts directed LESS at other bloggers who already know what they’re doing, and spend more time catering to people who don’t have the time to do the research themselves. THUS- here is my first post…the three staples. Foundation, concealer and setting powder, because who…

  • Makeup

    Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation ~ Review

    FINALLY A DRUG STORE FOUNDATION COMES OUT THAT HAS MY ACTUAL SHADE and doesn’t make me look like a pink flamingo! When I saw the launch announcement for this foundation, I was ecstatic. First and foremost because they came out with 40 SHADES. FORTY. SHADES!!! IN THE DRUGSTORE. Amazing. My neutral toned skin is very pleased. I found a shade that matches me perfectly: L40. I also paid like $10.34 for it. Um, what? My first thoughts when I was buying this was “will this be as good as the L’Oreal Infallible Matte? The infallible foundation was what got me shopping at the drugstore for makeup again. It was one…

  • Skincare

    OleHenriksen Truth “Smoothie” Review

    Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a reckless skincare hoarder. I currently have 5 “gasp it’s almost gone I need a new one” cleansers sitting in my bathroom that I still haven’t used up…because I keep buying new ones & using them before I finish the existing ones. About a month ago, I had another one of these moments where I looked at my cleanser collection and realized they were all approaching death. Did I continue to use them until they were done? Nope. I ordered a new one. In fact…I got two “sister” products because they were a fan-fucking-tastic deal (two OleHenriksen full size products for $46.00, which…

  • Home & Marriage

    Tips to Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship!

    So those of you who don’t know me personally, probably have no clue that a) I’m married, and b) my husband and I met years ago in my homeland of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and c) we spent a huge portion of our relationship long-distance. Long story short, Ned happens to be from my dads hometown, a small town in the Herzegovina side of Bosnia. We originally met in 2010, which also happened to be my first time going back home since we moved to Canada in ’95. We briefly dated in the summer of 2011, and didn’t speak again until late 2013! Two years later we were married (it’s our…

  • Skincare

    JASON Dry Spray Deodorant – Review

    I love when I receive surprise PR, especially when it’s something like deodorant because I seem to frequently forget that things like deodorant are part of beauty too and hey Una…maybe someone wants to read deodorant reviews? Typically, I use stick deodorant. I find that it holds its scent longer and definitely helps with perspiration way better than a dry spray does. At times I DO buy a dry spray, it’s usually Dove. Why? Mainly because I know nothing about other deodorant brands and Dove feels the safest, but also because I enjoy how it smells. With my lack of deodorant knowledge, I most certainly don’t look into the ingredients…

  • Skincare

    Ofra Peptide Brightening Mask – Review

    I’ve inherited a lot of wonderful qualities from my mother such as a work ethic & fab legs, but I also inherited red cheeks. These red cheeks come and go, depending on what I’m using (and as a skincare enthusiast I’m constantly trying new things = the lack of stability is real), so sometimes they get really red. I’ve had the Ofra Peptide Brightening (previously Whitening) Mask in my collection for almost two years now, and it’s the one & only thing I’ve found that actually helps reduce the redness in my cheeks when they’re overpowering. I usually keep the mask on for 15-20 minutes at night time. It doesn’t…

  • Makeup

    The Ordinary – High Coverage Foundation Review

    Guys. I AM SHOOK TO THE DAMN CORE. I ordered a few Deciem (the Ordinary) products a couple of weeks ago and I think I’m still speechless over how affordable they are. I got a foundation for 6.90.                                               $6.90!!!! Now obviously I was like okay, it’s super affordable yes. But will it work? The answer to that question is………………………….. HELL YEAH! I’m obsessed with this foundation! I was unsure of which shade to get because they had to many options and variations, but I ended up going with…

  • Lifestyle

    The Blogging Industry – A Rant

    Oh boy. This is a topic that I’ve been putting off writing about for months now,  a) because I think a lot of people already have, and b) it’s just pointless because nothing will change. At least not for a while. When I first started blogging, I did it because I wanted a creative outlet. Blogging gave me so many versatile ways to be creative all in one platform: I could write, I could take photos, I could edit photos which I love doing, I can design a website (which I also love doing) and being in such a huge phase with makeup, I felt the most comfortable writing about…

  • Makeup

    The Real Deal with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation

    So after hearing people go on and on, and on and on, and ONNNNNN about Estee Lauder’s DoubleWear Foundation, I FINALLY (thank you birthday giftcard) went out and bought the damn thing myself. I’m not really the kind of person to jump on bandwagons because I’m more the kind of person who subconsciously refuses to like anything that goes viral until people don’t care about it anymore. Why? No idea. Guess I’m just too rebellious LOL. Anyways, so I bought the foundation. A nice girl that works at Sephora helped shade match me (finally, after waiting about 30 minutes for someone to actually offer to help me), and off I…

  • Hair

    Pearlessence Dry Shampoo

    It has been a good while since I’ve owned a dry shampoo. It’s one product that I can never seem to remember to buy, and when the odd miracle would occur and I DID remember, my go-to was generally Batiste. Guilty confession: I mostly only bought Batiste because a) everyone loves it and b) it’s cheap but does its job, however I wasn’t actually the biggest fan of it, because I haaaaated how it made my hair feel like sticky hay. The other day I was casually strolling through Winners as we do after a nice payday, and after my 5th lap around the skin/body/hair section, I decided the 7 things…