March 1, 2017

FORA x Biore: Celebrating 20 Years Of Pore Strips

New day, new beauty product. As beauty lovers, it seems like we’re always being introduced to the latest and greatest innovations in makeup and skincare–but few products are in for the long haul. But that’s not the case with Bioré! This year, the skincare brand is celebrating the 20th anniversary (that’s right, 20 years!) of their iconic pore strips.

To commemorate the incredible milestone, Bioré enlisted the help of Katie Kavanagh, a recent Humber College grad and Toronto-based graphic designer to create new, limited edition packaging for their Deep Cleansing Pore Strip range. We got the chance to chat with Katie on set at our shoot with Bioré about her inspirations, how she came up with the design, and her favourite pore strip memories. Check out our interview with her—and enter to win your own Bioré prize pack—under the cut!

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February 28, 2017

Melissa Merk’s Drug Store Beauty Favourites

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of those magical places that ~truly~ is a one-stop shop.  You can go in with a shopping list of tampons, birth control,  yogurt, bronzer and Gas-X—

AND LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING ON THAT LIST. (plus some Excel Bubblemint gum, just ’cause, y’know)

Much Digital Creator Melissa Merk recently went on a Shoppers Drug Mart ~shopping spree~ where she picked up some newly available products.

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February 27, 2017

Pretty Packaged Products That Work!

We all know ~*it’s what’s on the inside that counts*~ but sometimes pretty packaging can count for something too. If it’s aesthetic enough to earn a spot on your Instagram feed, then we can only hope it’s contents are equally appealing.

No matter your skin type, we rounded up some products that are guaranteed to make your skin and your bathroom counter look ~flawless~

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February 17, 2017

Airplane Beauty Hacks: In-Flight Essentials

Travel can be a killer on your beauty routine. Airplanes, buses and trains are all extremely stuffy and can dry out your skin (and let’s be honest—you always feel super gross after a few hours stuck in a seat surrounded by strangers).

That’s why when you travel you have to switch up your products and find ones that will keep you *shining bright* even in the dullest airport lighting. So before you head out the door on your next adventure, check out our list of the best beauty products for travelling!
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February 15, 2017

Technique Of The Week: Winter Skincare Routine

Just when we thought ~spring~ was almost ~sprung~ winter decided “Nah, Imma stay a while longer actually. Hope that’s cool.” And like, no winter, it’s actually not that cool. But w/e okay we’ll deal.

At least we have Much Digital Creator LookUnderHere to show us her fail-proof winter skin care routine to help troubled skin. Check out the full tutorial below!

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February 7, 2017

Lip Masks: The Secret To Fuller Looking Lips


If your pout is naturally pillow-y, you’re one of the lucky ones. If you’re someone who needs a bit of ~plumping up~ however; say hello to lip masks! The natural, ultra-hydrating skincare step we can’t do without (especially in the dry winter months).

Whether you choose to use a mask at night so you wake up with plush, velvety lips or whether you keep one in your purse for a mid-day moisture boost, plump lips are on everyone’s ~must have~ list. Below are our six favourite lip masks for getting a fuller looking pout.

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January 12, 2017

Technique Of The Week: Winter Night Routine


The art of getting ready is one that we all frantically try to master–time limits aren’t really our ~thing~

But the art of getting UNready…that is an art that we don’t mind taking our time to perfect, because the only place we need to go when we’re done is face-first into a pillowy dream world (also known as our bed).

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December 29, 2014

My 2015 Beauty Resolutions


2014 marked the year that I got seriously acquainted with the ~infinite~ possibilities beauty had to offer – and thus, 2014 was a year of many firsts.

As a girl whose only beauty allies consisted of concealer and pencil eyeliner (a dark Lindsay Lohan inspired time of my life), getting acquainted with new products, styles, and routines was nothing short of life-changing. Some experiments were slightly terrifying (have YOU ever applied a paper mache blackhead strip?) and others proved to be nothing short of exhilarating (a la channeling Emma Stone subtle smoky eye).

Big or small, these beauty trials made 2014 a year for learning, and set the stage for bigger and better looks. Since purchasing my first liquid liner, the gateway beauty product, I AM GAME (and apparently very aggressive) about trying new beauty rituals and setting practical goals for a healthier, gloooowing 2015. WHO’S WITH ME??? HUZZAH! read more…

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December 10, 2014

12 Days of Holiday Beauty

If you’re looking for some gifts to get your loved ones this Holla-day: look no further. We know you’re balling on a budget, so we figured the most ideal way to get the best bang for your buck and your baes is a list of affordable BEAUTY must-haves. After all, haven’t you heard of that old saying? Loving someone helps make them beautiful – both inside…and out. (Lol?) Just jk. But loving someone is definitely synonymous with helping them feel #fresh and look #radiant with A+ stocking stuffers (s/o Clean & Clear®!), nice-smelling candles, and a warm blanket scarf to tie it all in together. read more…

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November 5, 2014

FYI: Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM


Being a yung university student/working gal, staying up in to the wee hours of the mornin’ is just a part of the routine. Surviving late nights is a combination of exhaustion, adrenaline, and bad decisions. Avoid the mistakes of so many and remember: NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER 2 AM. You’ve been warned. read more…

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