Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Skincare Review: Deep Down Clean from Biore!

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser Review

For the last few months, I've been using Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser that I received in my Spark Sessions Swag Bag, almost every morning and night as a part of my skincare regimen. Charcoal has been popping up in ingredient lists of many beauty products in North America over the last year. Although it has been a main ingredient for a long time in beauty products in the Asian market, it still is relatively new on this side of the pond.

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Charcoal is supposed to have excellent absorption properties and help create beautiful clean skin. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser is the first product I've used containing charcoal and it may be my last.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Exhibit: Amazing & Disturbing World of Nuclear Energy!

AGO's Camera Atomica Exhibition Review

The Art Gallery of Ontario continues its 'Year of Photography' with one its latest exhibitions, Camera Atomica. Featuring photographs that encompass the post-war period of the bombings in Japan in 1945 to the Faukushima meltdowns in 2011, Camera Atomica is both amazing and disturbing, touching on issues surrounding nuclear energy through the art of photography.

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From Crystal Palace, 2013 by Ken and Julia Yonetani
Over 200 works are represented including both vintage and contemporary photographs taken by a variety of photographers from different fields.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happening Weekend: Supermoon, Super Dogs & Super Beer!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for September 25 - 27, 2015

It's the first weekend of Fall, and the weather outside in perfect for some great events and happenings across Toronto (fingers crossed:) I know my calendar is jammed packed this weekend!

Here are my top picks for fabulous events and happenings in the city!:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Makeup Review: Bold & Beautiful Brows from Benefit!

Benefit's Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit Review

I love beautiful bold eyebrows. They frame the eyes, which is apparently the window to one's soul and is one of my favourite features of a man or woman's face. Since my natural eyebrow hair colour is light, I'm always on the hunt for a product that will not only add natural-looking colour, but help shape them and look as beautiful as know they can be.

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Earlier in the year, I reviewed Benefit's gimme Brow and I really liked it except that it wasn't as precise as I wanted it to be. With Brow Zings, I finally achieved the precise brow arch I always wanted!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Exhibit: Making Memories at Gladstone Hotel's Hard Twist!

Gladstone Hotel's Hard Twist 10: Memory Exhibition Review

Over the weekend, I took my almost three year-old nephew to his first art show - The Hard Twist: Memory exhibition at Gladstone Hotel. I figured a textile exhibit at the cool Gladstone Hotel was safer choice than a pristine gallery full of breakable pieces for his first introduction to the art world. And both my nephew and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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I always enjoy the Hard Twist exhibitions. Hard Twist 8 and Hard Twist 9 are two of my favourite exhibits from last year. And it has become an important annual event within the Canadian Textile Art community and a Gladstone Hotel signature event.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happening Weekend: Last Summer Hurrah!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for September 18 - 20, 2015

It is the last weekend of summer, so get out there and enjoy some of the amazing events taking place across Toronto!

Here are my top picks for events and happenings in the city!:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Explore Toronto: Visiting Toronto's Past Surrounded by it's Future!

Historic Fort York Review

Several weeks ago I visited Historic Fort York, mainly to see the amazing Gertrude Kearn's Exhibit. While there I decided to tour the Fort's grounds and buildings, something I haven't done since a childhood school trip. And once I entered the grounds, I felt like I was transported back in time.

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I'm sure plenty of us who grew up in Toronto or the GTA, had the opportunity to visit Fort York on a school trip, but I highly recommend revisiting it as an adult. I learned more and understood the significance of such an important time in Canadian history, which passed over my adorable 10 years-old head many years ago.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Exhibit: Picturing My Next Travel Adventure!

AGO's Picturing the Americas Exhibition Review

I have traveled all over the world including all three Americas. And I was still in awe of the amazing paintings and artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibit Picturing the Americas.

From beautiful depictions of the Canadian wilds to the bloody aftermaths of indigenous wars, Picturing the Americas lets visitors explore lands not yet visited and view familiar places in a new light.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Happening Weekend: Star Gazing!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for September 11 - 13, 2015

This cool brisk air is a sign that it's the first full weekend in September. Despite the chilly air, it's going to be weekend full of hot events in Toronto.

Here are my top picks for happenings in the city!:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Style: Jumping into Fall!

Vero Moda Pants Outfit

It's technically still the summer time until September 23, but the nights and mornings already have that crisp cool feeling; and I'm reaching to grab my jacket and scarf on the way out the door to work. And you know what that means? Time to transition your summer wardrobe into fall.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Event: Break Dancing, Mermaids & Fun at BuskerFest!

Toronto International BuskerFest Event Recap

Two weekends ago one of the best and craziest events in Toronto took place - Toronto International Buskerfest! I have been enjoying this festival for many years and it gets better and better every year!

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Toronto International BuskerFest is the largest busker festival in North America and the single-largest fundraiser for Epilepsy Toronto. And this year's festival was just as amazing as last years BuskerFest! I saw some great acts I've seen in previous years and several fabulous new ones. Here are some photos from the day!

Monday, September 07, 2015

P.s!: Cool Season Approaching!

August Blog Roundup & September Preview

I can't believe that the summer is fast coming to an end. Personally this summer season has been one filled with lots of changes in my life. It was filled with so many fun events and moments that I will remember for a long time.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Happening Weekend: Say Goodbye to Summer with a Roar!

Toronto Events Listing for Labour Day Long Weekend

It feels like the summer just began, especially with the heatwave going on in Toronto, but unfortunately this Labour Day long weekend is the unofficial last weekend of the summer (sigh). From watching vintage planes do sky acrobatics to dressing up as your favourite sci-fi character, there are many ways to say goodbye to summer in a big way.

Here are my top picks for amazing events and happenings this long weekend in Toronto!:

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Haircare Review: Smooth & Sleek Style from TRESemme!

TRESemme Keratin Smooth Haircare System Review

A few months ago I started to do some beauty spring cleaning! Like many people out there, my bedroom and bathroom are exploding with so many beauty products I have been given or bought that I needed to do a beauty cleanse! I was given the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner, and Heat Activated Treatment in a swag bag from an event I attended (can't remember which event), and I can't believe I waited so long to try this haircare line! I am so pleased with the results!

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I have very thick hair which in the summertime heat it feels like it expands to twice it's size. So I was skeptical about TRESemme's claim that "this non-damaging formula will help lock out frizz for 7 days (or 3 washes), giving you gorgeous, salon-smooth hair that lasts through washes."  My skepticism soon faded away!

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