The Denim Mini | Trending

The denim mini has had a facelift this season. Embroidery, studs, distressing to the extreme...designers everywhere have revamped the denim mini skirt into something fresh and new, yet classic in its origins. The denim mini has been my favourite addition to any casual summer outfit this year. Here are some of my favourite ways to style the new-and-improved denim mini skirt.
Enjoy! Xx.

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Mikasa Beauty | Review

Mikasa Beauty recently reached out to me with the opportunity to try out some brushes of my choosing. I will tell you about my brushes in a bit, but first let me tell you about Mikasa Beauty and why I was so drawn to this opportunity.

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Mikasa Beauty is a Vancouver-based makeup brush company. Since they are quite a new company, they are setting themselves apart from other more established brush companies by focusing on their current designs, as opposed to expanding product lines. This immense attention has created a line of beautiful and affordable quality brushes.

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I ordered the 4 Piece Essential Eye Set and they are a dream!
My favourite brush from this set has to be the blending brush. The brush hairs are soft and gentle on the skin, but them have enough rigidity and stiffness to actually do their job well. The eye shader brush looks like your generic eye shadow brush, but the brush hairs are quite stiff, allowing for a richer, brighter application of shadow.

Until now, I had never owned an eyeliner brush or a pencil brush, and I thought that these two brushes would just end up gong unused. as it turns out, these two little brushes are the best tools for achieving the perfect smokey eye look! The liner brush is small enough and precise enough for bringing eyeshadow along the bottom lashes. The pencil brush works perfectly for smudging out harsh eyeliner and dark shadow.

Along with my brushes, I was gifted the Lemon Drop Sponge. I don't usually use sponges in my makeup application, but this sponge is wonderful! It is small enough to reach every crease and corner, and provides buildable coverage. What I really love about this sponge is that I find that I use way less foundation when using it.

Overall, these brushes are beautifully made, easy to use, and so affordable.
I love supporting local companies, and I can definitely see myself purchasing my makeup brushes from Mikasa Beauty from now on.

Check out their brushes here.

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A Trip to Paradise | Review

I am a mascara addict.

Mascara was the first beauty product I ever wore and it is the one piece of makeup that I am always wearing. I can live without highlighter. I can live without eyeshadow. I can even live without concealer. But you can never take away my mascara!

Over the years, I have tried so many different mascaras. Covergirl, Rimmel, Revlon...you name it, I've probably tried it. But none of these products ever really gave me that "Wow!" factor. A couple have come close, but there has always been something that I was let down by.

And then, a last minute wedding beauty purchase changed everything.
Enter: L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise.

This is the perfect mascara! 
It curls...it volumizes...it lengthens...it darkens. The formula is long-lasting, does not flake and remains soft to the touch all day. 
Again I say: this mascara is perfect.

The packaging is so feminine and tasteful, with a metallic rose gold body and gold accents. The wand is easy to handle and doesn't feel bulky in your hand. The brush has a slight hourglass shape to it that grabs every lash and coats it with mascara, without applying too much.

I absolutely love this mascara! It's a quality product that is reasonably priced and delivers absolutely beautiful results that will not disappoint. The name says it all: lash paradise.

Cheers Xx.