The Kavita Suri Experience

Kavita Suri Make Up Review

Kavita Suri is one of the pioneers in South Asian bridal make up, fusing eastern traditions with western trends in beauty. In fact, she did my sister’s make up for her wedding over 10 years ago and has gone on to open up her own medical wellness spa (in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto), a beauty […]

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5 Make Up Products I Can’t Live Without

The cosmetic industry is a vast and endless abyss leaving you clueless about which product to buy. If you go into Sephora, aside from the over whelming selection, each customer services representative will have their own favourite. So how do you know what to buy? I’ve tried so many products and I have the VIB Rouge […]

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The Guide to Perfect Eyebrows

As eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare will tell you, brows frame the face and make a world of a difference in how a woman looks. In fact, when Beyoncé was transitioning from girl group to her alter-ego Sasha Fierce (now Queen Bey), she relied on Damone Roberts, the King of Eyebrows to transform her brows. Damone […]

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Common Eye Make Up Mistakes

Eye make up can really transform a person’s overall look. However, that doesn’t mean just applying eye make up for the sake of applying it. I’ve seen many girls wear eye make up the wrong way where it’s actually taking away from their features rather than enhancing it. Are you making some of the common […]

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Sweet Leilani Cosmetics Review

Sweet Leilani Cosmetics

As a woman with acne prone skin, I prefer to wear make up daily, but don’t want to further aggravate my acne by wearing it daily – damned if you do, damned if you don’t! There’s make up out there that has acne fighting ingredients, so it’s supposedly helping clear up your acne while covering it. Then […]

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Motives Make Up Party

Motives Make Up Party

I recently hosted a Motives Make Up Party for family and friends. It was a lovely afternoon with hors d’oeuvres, champagne, old fashioneds (of course!) and an opportunity to get make up tips and play around with make up. It was an interactive and fun learning experience.

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Make Up Brushes 101

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I still remember when I bought my first MAC brush. I was 16 years old and had a shopping mall gift certificate and of course wanted to splurge on something. I had started dabbling into blush and decided to purchase a blush brush. And so began my make up journey… My favourite make up brush brands are […]

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My Beach Bag Essentials

My beach bag consists of skin care and easy glam items that keep me protected from the sun while help me looking beach chic all day long.

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Trend Alert 2015: Has Contouring Gone Too Far?

before and after contouring

The BIGGEST trend in make up right now is contouring.  It can completely transform one’s face – make you look thinner, give the appearance of a smaller nose, a smaller forehead, give you higher cheekbones and more defined collar bones, even accent your cleavage – where basically you are no longer YOU!  Some crazy before and […]

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Studio Sessions with BeautyCubed

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I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot over the holidays working with some very talented people. The vision for the shoot was to portray the essence of my blog – Beauty, Brains & Bourbon – where you can be pretty, witty and smart all at the same time.  If you’re wondering…why bourbon? Well what better than […]

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