Restaurant Review: Q HAUTE CUISINE

A few weeks ago, my friend and I had an wonderful experience at Q Haute Cuisine in Calgary with our pre-purchased Dine for Two Costco deal.

I first heard of Q Haute Cuisine through a bride who was having her wedding reception there, and I’ve been so darn curious ever since. But with a toddler in tow who’s not the type to sit through a 2.5+ hour dinner experience, I never thought I’d get a chance to check it out. Yay for girl dates and babysitting husbands! Continue reading…

Up to 4x Points @ Sephora’s Summer Surge: TREAT Yourself

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This week, from Monday, August 04 – Sunday, August 10, 2014, Sephora is giving VIB Rouge junkies 4x the points on all their Sephora purchases, VIB addicts 3x the points, and Beauty Insiders 2x the points ONLINE and IN-STORE.

This is the last post of a 4 part series about what to buy during Sephora’s Summer Surge event that earns you up to 4x the points on all your purchases. Click here to read my other articles: 5 Last Minute Travel Shortcuts, 5+1 Back to School Basics, and 6 Best Makeup for Fall 2014.

Earning more points at Sephora gets you more deluxe sized samples, which is obviously amazing because you get to try a whole bunch of stuff before you decide to purchase! And samples make for fantastic weekend travel sizes. These are the 5 Makeup Splurges I have my eye on and I’ll tell you why: Continue reading…

Up to 4x Points @ Sephora’s Summer Surge: FALL 2014 Makeup

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This week, from Monday, August 04 – Sunday, August 10, 2014, Sephora is giving VIB Rouge junkies 4x the points on all their Sephora purchases, VIB addicts 3x the points, and Beauty Insiders 2x the points ONLINE and IN-STORE.

As much as I don’t want summer to end, there’s something so darn irresistible about Fall/Autumn. I’m not even talking about the leaves turning colour, though that’s beautiful too. There’s something about Fall fabrics and makeup that I freaking love. The temperature dips a bit and suddenly you’re wrapping yourself up in these luxurious textures and spending more time primping in the mirror. You just feel GRAND.

Checking out Fall/Winter backstage makeup is always fun – unlike Spring/Summer where the makeup is a lot about fresh, natural and glowy, F/W always promises a bit of drama. This year it’s all about your eyes: pops of colour, metallics, and graphic lines. Nail art isn’t going anywhere, but nudes are going to be very popular (lucky me!), along with gold and grey metallics. Lips took a bit of a back seat this time around, with shades also on the natural fleshy side. Scroll down for the 6 Best Makeup to get you excited for Fall: Continue reading…

Up to 4x Points @ Sephora’s Summer Surge: 5+1 BACK to SCHOOL BASICS

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This week, from Monday, August 04 – Sunday, August 10, 2014, Sephora is giving VIB Rouge junkies 4x the points on all their Sephora purchases, VIB addicts 3x the points, and Beauty Insiders 2x the points ONLINE and IN-STORE.

Experimenting with skincare and make-up tends to start around middle-high school, and the first day of school is when you want to look your best, whether you’re going back to the same school or starting at a new one. Arduous hours and lengthy text conversations are spent trying to pick an outfit + makeup + hair that makes you look a little more grown up and collected, and doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. My mom always told me from when I was in junior high that when one starts to wear makeup, don’t skimp on quality, even though it’s more money. Always choose makeup and skincare products that perform. That has stayed with me to this day.
So if you’re a teen going into high school, a young adult going into college, or a mom going shopping with her tween, make smart choices when purchasing products that go on your skin. Pick quality, not quantity.

Alright, enough with the lecture (har har)! Here are my top picks for… Continue reading…

Sephora Summer Surge: 5 LAST MINUTE TRAVEL SHORTCUTS

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I know I know, it’s the long weekend and all you wanna do is hang around the great outdoors and enjoy the sunshine before the days get short and the mercury starts to sink. Who wants to think about shopping?? I DO – and I’ll bet a whole lotta you wanna as well when Sephora is practically throwing free points at you!

This week, from Monday, August 04 – Sunday, August 10, 2014, Sephora is giving VIB Rouge junkies 4x the points on all their Sephora purchases, VIB addicts 3x the points, and Beauty Insiders 2x the points ONLINE and IN-STORE.

So what’s the big deal? Continue reading…