Modern Renaissance

After reading all the hype online, I had to get myself the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverley Hills. It comes in a soft velvet case.

The colours are all warm tones. It’s perfect for everyday looks. I’m currently very into pinks and oranges as they are way more interesting than generic neutral tones.

A little swipe goes a long way as it is very pigmented.

What kind of looks have you pulled off with your Modern Renaissance palette?

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LOKA Toronto

For Nash’s birthday a while back, we went to LOKA. His schedule lately has been hectic to plan anything in advance but we happened to get a day-of reservation for 8pm. I couldn’t resist the Ginger Old Fashioned that was on the chalkboard outside.

LOKA specializes in Canadian cuisine and they have both a Vegetarian and General “Eat Everything” option. We ordered both and the charcuterie board. They started us with a little amuse bouche that wasn’t listed but I could’ve eaten an entire bowl of.

The charcuterie is all made in-house. My favourite was the fatty duck, but we devoured the entire thing so fast.

Brussel sprouts served with a chive emulsion and pistachios is how I want to eat healthy vegetables forever.

I’ve also never had fiddleheads, but these tempura pickled ramps and fiddleheads was accompanied by a beautiful mayo.

These baby beats were also full of flavour and topped with a bit of delicious blue cheese.

On top of sourdough we had white bass rillettes with creamed cabbage.

This was a handrolled pappardelle with charred radicchio and kale cream.

One of our most memorable dishes was this pan seared mushrooms, truffled potatoes and deer lichen combo.

This beautiful dish was cured venison, wild mushroom ragout and pumpkin purée.

There was a salad of lettuce, heirloon tomatoes topped with green garlic dressing and burnt bread that almost imitated bacon bits!

We had this palette-cleansing thing made of beats that could’ve been like a dessert on its own.

The actual dessert was a caramel chocolate mousse with almond crunch and berry preserve. There was also a crunchy marshmallow.

I told them it was Nash’s birthday and he received a sparkler in his:

The restaurant found out it’s his birthday 💕#tianash @chef_rouge

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I loved this meal a lot! It might be one of my favourites this year and I can’t wait to come back occasionally to taste the seasonal selections.

Loka Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Find Me In This Music Video!

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My friend STACEY released her music video for “Trouble Is”! Back in summer, I had the pleasure of being one of the people who is having an elegant party in the background. Can you spot me?

Fenty Galaxy Eyeshadow + Eyeliner

I love sparkly make-up so I could not resist getting Fenty’s Galaxy collection eyeshadows and a glittery black eyeliner.

Look how beautiful this unicorn-esque packaging is too!

Inside are various colours of eyeshadow that are super glittery. It’s hard to capture in photos, but a few of the colours looked like it sparkled in two tones.

The colours themselves were pigmented. These swatches were made from one simple swipe of my finger. When I used them, there was some glitter fall-out on my face, which was to be expected from the shine in these shadows. They are also pretty easy to build and blend with other sets.

I have hit and miss experiences with glitter eyeliner because the few I’ve tried have irritated my eyes. However, this one did not!

It goes on as a regular black eyeliner, but if you smudge it (while it’s still wet), that’s when the true shine shows. After it dries, it doesn’t smudge and lasts all day.

Both these new additions will be so perfect in adding a holiday sparkle.

Bacon Has a Blog!

Bacon now his own blog over at http://baconthedoggers.com. I didn’t want to bombard this blog with dog posts (though there will be some occasionally) so I gave Bacon his own space. There you’ll find random photos of his adventures, fashion and occasional reviews of the doggy world.

Photos: Lisa Leblanc w/ Les Deuxluxes @ The Horseshoe 11/16/2017

I shot Lisa Leblanc and Les Deuxluxes a few weeks ago at the Horseshoe. Check out the full gallery here:

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Bacon’s First Week

Having a new puppy in my life while planning a wedding and working full-time is slightly insane, but I wouldn’t give it up for the world. Here are some random snapshots from his first week so far!

He’s already visibly grown and is getting used to us as his humans:

Which one of me is real??? #schnauzerlove #schnauzersofinstagram #minischnauzer

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This is my spot on the couch now

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First encounters

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Morning commute #ttc

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Zzzz play hard, sleep hard

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Already spending half my life waiting for the #ttc

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I Got a Dog!

I love dogs and I really missed having one around. Teddy was our first family dog, but ultimately, he belonged to my sister. He is also slightly too big for an apartment.

My hypothetical dog is now a real dog, say hi to @baconthedoggers

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So meet Bacon, Nash and I’s new friend. He is a purebred miniature schnauzer who is currently a mini Pacman.

Sorry the blog has been a bit slow! Having a new puppy is almost like having a baby, a bit of a life change. I love Bacon so much already.

You can follow his adventures at instagram.com/baconthedoggers.

I Tried Charcoal Ice Cream

It was -5 degrees Celcius on Friday, but the upside was that there was finally no line at iHalo Krunch, Toronto’s first charcoal ice cream place.

I felt it was sacrilegious to go there and not get at least partially black ice cream so I got the ube nut, which combines both the ube (purple) and black coconut ice cream. Another plus is that it looked nice for Instagram. I loved the flavour of ube, which is a popular yam-like ingredient in Filipino desserts.

The cone also has charcoal, and the very bottom was stuffed with marshmallow Fluff, and prevented the ice cream from dripping. I’m glad I didn’t have to line up for this, but it doesn’t disappoint either way!

Ihalo krunch Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Anastasia Beverley Hills Lip Kit

I couldn’t resist getting the Anastasia Beverley Hills lip kit when it was half-price at Sephora.

Look how pretty the colours are up close!

It came with a little palette to mix in. That’s the main purpose of this kit is to allow you to make your own personal colours. The difficult part is being able to replicate it each time.

For my first attempt, I mixed a deep pink colour with blue and made a nice purple colour.

This is me after a few hours of eating and drinking. Though some of it rubbed off, the colour was still bright at the end of a night. Since it’s a bit cumbersome to try and re-apply and remix colours, the kit is really only for experimenting or showing off for a few hours.

What are your favourite ABH lip kit combos?