Wantable Beauty Box

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If you remember from a few chic.toronto.faves posts ago, WANTABLE is a monthly subscription box for either beauty or jewellery that is specifically catered to you. By simply taking a quiz, you get to pick your own preferences in terms of beauty and jewellery likes to ensure that you get a box that totally screams ‘you‘.

In the past, I’ve had a subscription to the WANTABLE jewellery box (see review here) and I adored it. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun it was to get jewellery in the mail every month. It was always a special surprise! Yet I was always curious about the beauty side of the website.

I was lucky enough to get exclusive access to a beauty box that was specifically catered to me. How did I like it? Read on!

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beauty.picks: My Everyday Makeup Arsenal

My Beauty Arsenal

If you remember from a few weeks ago, we discussed our skincare routines and how they differ.

I’m always interested in hearing everyone’s unique beauty routines because it’s such a definition of what makes us … us! And also, I’m a little nosy! I’m love peaking into everyone’s makeup kit and analyzing everyone’s tried and true favourites.

So, if I’m going to ask about yours, you might as well see mine! Here are my tried and true, desert island, beauty favourites! See anything you like?

Continue reading The Body Shop’s Beautifying Oils


Alessandra is a HUGE fan of THE BODY SHOP. After hearing her rave about this product, I knew she had to write a review!


THE BODY SHOP has done it again! As some of you may know I absolutely love the products from THE BODY SHOP. You can find a previous post about their Nutriganics Drops of Youth serum on chic where I also mention my love for their Tea Tree Oil skin care line. Recently while online stocking up on skin care essentials, I came across their fairly new line of Beautifying Oils and decided to give one a try. Instant love!

Continue reading GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment

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You know when you come across a product and it’s so revolutionary that it literally blows all other products out of the water? One of those ‘how did I ever live without this product‘ moments?

Introducing GlamGlow’s SuperMud Clearing Treatment!

I used this product, and had such a ‘HOLY S&%$’ moment afterwards that I knew this product was going to be legendary. Read on for my review!

Continue reading Express GLAM Perfume

Express GLAM

Ladies and gents, I’ve found my new go-to scent! EXPRESS, the lovely clothing store that provides amazing basics for work, has just released their latest fragrance entitled GLAM – and it’s spectacular.

Continue reading L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder


I can honestly say I’ve never been AS excited for a product launch as I was for L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder. Everything about it screamed ingenuity for the drugstore cosmetic marketplace. It’s only known competitor at the time? Giorgio Armani’s Maestro foundation – a competitor beauty product that would set you back nearly $60 CAN. So needless to say, I was incredible stocked about this affordable over the counter luxury.

Never heard of L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder? You’re in for a revelation in makeup application.

But … did my skin agree with it?

Continue reading Dot & Lil Oatmeal & Honey Shower Scrub Bar


It’s no secret that DOT & LIL is one of my favourite bath and body companies around. Hailing out of Montreal, DOT & LIL is the perfect blend of natural ingredients, vintage flair and modern touches (in fact, they were one of the first chic.toronto.faves!). With all products made by hand in their own studio, you know you’re in the best hands with Anne (DOT & LIL owner) and her company.

In fact, DOT & LIL products are a staple in many of my beauty routines – from their soap to their facial serum, I’ve got an abundance of products in my arsenal. My most recent addition? DOT & LIL’s Oatmeal & Honey Shower Scrub bar. How is it? In a word? Fabulous.

Continue reading Maybelline Colour Whisper Lip Colours

colour whisper lineHands down, one of my favourite products in recent years are the Maybelline Colour Whisper by Colour Sensational lip line. There are no words to how much I adore this product, nor a shortage of them in my makeup bag!

When my local Shoppers Drug Mart had a sale a few weeks ago, I decided it was high-time for me to stock up on some favourites.

Continue reading MAKEUPFOREVER Rouge Artist Intense 42

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Seeing as I’m so pale, I never thought I’d be able to pull off a red lip. Also, I’ve got fuller lips – I always thought a red lip would accentuate them in the worst possible way (maybe I’m a little self-conscious).

I was proven dead wrong when I found the absolute perfect red lip in a tube. Behold, MAKEUPFOREVER’s Rouge Artist Intense in 42.

Continue reading L’Oreal Paris Trendsetter Nails


Alessandra was lucky enough to win L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche summer collection. Check out what she thinks, after the cut!

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