Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque

Alright there will probably be a few Aveda reviews as I have just started to use their skin care products over the last couple of months.   Working at Lavish Salon and Spa which is an Aveda salon I have completely switched my my skin care regime.

One of my favourite products that they have is the Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque.  For someone with dry skin like myself it is an amazing product!  It does everything it says it will do.  Some things it is made to do are the following:
• soothes, cools and calms the skin’s surface
• increases skin’s moisture level
• leaves skin soft, smooth and healthy-looking

It instructs you to put it on a clean face and then apply and leave it on for a 10-20 minutes and rinse it off.   It smells nice and refreshing like most of Avedas products, it does feel a bit sticky however the end result is well worth the little bit of stickiness!

I sometimes will even sleep with it on and rinse it off in the morning. It really helps  your skin get through our rough Canadian winters!  It is very refreshing on your skin and leaves it feeling nice and soft!  This product is also amazing in the summer time;  put it in the fridge for an extra refreshing feeling!  I got a burn on my arm (straightener of course), I put this on and it immediately cooled it down and in fact helped it heal a little bit faster.

Another thing I love about Aveda’s products is that they are plant derived and my sensitive skin has yet to have a reaction to any of their products!

So if you have yet to try this product I def recommend it!!

Kat Von D’s Lock it Foundation

Hey everyone!  Again been a while I have lots to review so I will be around this week for sure!

So I was out of foundation (besides mixing colours together) so I thought I would finally see what all the hype is with Kat Von D’s Lock it Foundation.  Here are my thoughts

I totally understand why everyone loves it; I mean the coverage is amazing and a little goes a LONG way!!  That being said I’m actually not a fan of this foundation and would not purchase it again.   I say this because it simply does not work with my skin.  I don’t like to look like I am wearing a ton of make up and I find with my dry skin the foundation just sits on top of my face and makes it look even more dry than it already is.  I have mixed it with my cream and it still did not make a difference.  Maybe someone with oily skin would benefit more from this foundation but if you have dry my advice is stay away from it!!   Here’s another annoying thing about the foundation:  the packaging is gorgeous I can’t deny that but how many ppl have actually held on to that tiny plastic piece that goes into the hole where the foundation comes out?? Because I don’t even think mine lasted a day; I mean come on there has to be a better way to stop your foundation from leaking than s tiny plastic piece!!  Oh and the smell of it…I’m not going to lie it’s not a pretty smell!

If you do try this foundation it is pretty thick and full coverage be patient with the blending it will be worth it!!   If you have dry skin like myself def use a primer underneath it and sheer it out with some of your favourite moisturizer!

Also on the plus side if you have a hard time finding your colour foundation she does have a ton of shades available!


I would love to hear from people with more oily skin and how they liked this foundation as I feel like you would love it!

Hancock turns into a Plenderleith!

Hi guys,

It has been an extremely long time since I wrote my last blog.  I have lots of catching up to do!

I am going to start with Joanna and her amazing family!!  Joanna lives in Australia with the core of her family being here in the GTA.

Her and her now husband Mark got married at the gorgeous Deer Creek Golf Course in Ajax.  This is a gorgeous venue if you guys have not seen it make sure to click the link and check it out!

Everyone got ready at their parents house in Port Perry and I had a blast doing the make up for them.  I was honoured to finally meet Joanna as her sister has been a big part of my life for the past few years.

This English family definitely knows how to have a good time and I had many laughs while hanging out with them and Joanna was kind enough to bring me back a dairy milk vegemite chocolate bar…really it wasn’t as bad as i thought it was going to be!


The ladies were all airbrushed and their make up was fairly natural.  Their hair was done by Christina LeBlanc who now owns her own salon called the Hairitage House  click the link to go to her facebook page.

Please take a look at this gorgeous day.  All photos were done by Lindsay Nemeth Photography 

Steph and Adam’s Big Day


Hey Everyone!!

On November 21st I was lucky to be apart of Steph’s big day!  Steph and Adam got married at the Kingbridge Centre in King City.  I have never been to this venue before and I just want to say it is gorgeous!

We all know when I blog about the makeup I do for weddings I don’t make it all about the makeup.  I like for everyone reading to see everything incase you are looking for a venue or looking for a photographer.

Steph and Adam had a Christmas theme and I just thought it was such a great idea..they took pics with all the girls wearing their rain boots and it looked so great!

Their photographer was the one and only Danielle Arnold she is always so great to work with!!

I had such a great time with these girls the morning of the wedding, everything was relaxed and chill and they were such great people to hang out with.

Check out the pics from their big day!

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Anna becomes a Crosgrey

Well it has been awhile and I have lots to catch up on!!

I am starting with this amazing bride I got to meet Anna; her and her bridal party were so fun I felt like I was hanging out with girlfriends I’ve known forever!!


Anna and Dave said I do on September 12th 2015 at The National Club in Toronto.  For those who have not heard of it; it is located on Bay street and is gorgeous.

I am so lucky to have met such a wonderful group of ladies!  Thank you Anna for letting me be a part of your big day and I hope married life is treating you guys well!

Please check out the photos of Anna and Daves wedding.  Photos were taken by Ally at Evolyllaphotography.


Lindsay and Brenden Tie the Knot!

Hey everyone!


Okay so it has taken me a wee bit long to do this blog post as it was back in August.  I will be back to the blogging scene now that I am all settled in!

Lindsay and Brenden got married on August 23rd 2014, I was lucky enough to be asked to do their wedding as it was a pleasure and it was so nice to meet such great people!  Lindsay and Brenden got married at a private residence in Bethany Ontario and by the pictures and what she told me it was an amazing night not to mention a gorgeous spot!!  I just loved the style that Lindsay and her bridesmaids were sporting it was right up my alley!!  I love the country style weddings!

Lindsay thank you so much for reaching out to me and asking me to do your make up it was lots of fun.  Congrats to you and your husband Brenden;  I hope you guys are settled in your new place and loving married life!  All the best to you and your amazing future ahead of you!!

Please take a look at their photos; all photos were taken by Jennifer van Son Photography

Zoe and Jay officially tie the knot!!!!!

On July 19th Zoe officially became a Pagazani!! Zoe and Jay whom I knew way back in the day through totally different worlds got married on July 19th 2014. I am so happy to have been asked to be a part of their day and help Zoe and her girls get ready!! Zoe has always been a character so it was quite fun to work with her as well as her bridesmaids who some I knew and have not seen for years. It was def an entertaining afternoon with these ladies and i was happy to hear that they had a great day!! They got married at the abilities centre in Whitby.
Please check out the pics of this gorgeous bride and handsome groom! Pictures were taken by Marc Polidoro Photography.

Congrats Zoe and Jay and I wish you all the happiness in the world!! xo

Natalie and Shawn get Hitched!!

On August 1st I got to be a part of Natalie and Shawns wedding. The day spent with her and her bridal party was extremely delightful and entertaining!!!! It was full of laughs and I was so happy to have been a part of helping her and her party get ready!! Natalie and Shawn got married at Trillium Trails and although it was not the nicest weather and they had some power outage I heard it was an amazing day and quite the party!! Nothing was going to ruin their day!

Please check out the photos of their big day below taken by Molly Photog

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Trying to get your feet summer ready??

Hey guys,

It has been a while since I have done a product review. Nail Polish Canada sent me a free product in the mail for me to review; it was the Gehwol Med Salve For Cracked Skin. This product was perfect for me because my feet were soo rough and cracked that I couldn’t even stand the feel of it on my sheets and nothing was working everything was a temporary fix so I was ready to try something new!

Here is a little bit about the product and Gehwol themselves: Gehwol specializes in foot care with products. They are based on a foundation of natural ingredients and essential oils. Whether your feet are tired, sore, cracked or odorous Gehwol has developed a solution. Founded in 1978 Gehwol has grown from Germany beginnings to become an internationally known brand featured in countless spas.

For cracked skin Gehwol has developed Med Salve formulated with a mix of soaps and oil that help protect rough and cracked skin against inflammation while working to restore skin elasticity.

My experience with this product is as follows:

The first time I used it I could tell I was going to like it; it does have a little bit of a medicine smell to it (but I don’t mind that I actually like that), the feeling of it on my feet was like putting that silk therapy product on my skin very smooth it is a touch greasy but I like that on my feet.
I put really soft and comfy socks on right after I put the cream on it (I don’t recommend you to go walk around barefoot on a carpet right after unless you want things to stick to your feet).

I noticed a difference in my feet just a couple of times trying the cream I put it on in the morning and at night before bed and within 2 weeks I noticed an incredible difference. I can now say because of this product I do not hear or feel the dryness on my sheets or see the cracks on my feet anymore.

I am very thankful they sent me this product to try as my feet have never felt so good!

IF you have tried this let me know what your thoughts are!

Jessica becomes a Stire :)

Hey everyone!

On April 19th 2014 I got to do the lovely Jess and her wedding parties make up! I have worked with Jess at Michaels Hair Studio in Pickering Village and it was a pleasure to do the make up on HER day.
I had such a great time with her and her wedding party on the morning of her big day and I am so glad she let me be a part of it. They were all stunning to begin with so it was just up to me to get them camera ready (I had an easy job)! Congrats to Jessica and Jordan Stire all the best to you in the many years to come!!!!

Please take a look at the photos below of her big day. All of the photos were taking by Lumbers Photography and from these photos he did an amazing job!