Survive the Summer with Charlotte Tilbury’s Royal Trio: Lipstick Review


Summer is one of the most fun times, especially as a creative working in the heart of the city! While I love to sport something calm to pair with a work outfit, it also needs to be something I can enhance with an evening look for a media event.  One of my favourite beauty companies is without question, Charlotte Tilbury.  From their foundation to lipsticks and even perfume, I have never been disappointed with pieces I have either received to review or purchased myself. Because when the celebrity designer collections were out including the Kim K.W was released as soon as I could I was at Holt Renfrew tapping my credit card so I could have the luxurious colour on my lips!

I have been to the store to pick up a designer lipstick or lipgloss before and been disappointed but never with Tilbury herself. From working with celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian she is always outdoing herself with incredible shades.  There is also a shade called Bitch Perfect which is a pretty silly name but I absolutely adore it!

While the stunning Meghan Markle wore a gown that was on the simpler side, I love that the Tilbury Collection is available to rock some stellar British Royal Inspired Shades from At Your Service: Royal Lipstick Trio.  She looked absolutely perfect from head to toe on the day of the Royal Wedding but just like me she keeps her beauty routine simple and classic, which is why I love that The Duchess is also a fave of mine.


The reds are pretty bold for me, so hopefully, I can feel confident enough to sport them at some of the many weddings I have coming up throughout the summer and into the fall.  The Legendary Queen shade is a close second but while I love them all there is one that I will ( and have ) worn much more than the rest.

My absolute fave has to be The Duchess!! It could not be more perfectly named.  With the others being called The Queen, and The Legendary Queen they could not be more perfectly named.  And as the fall rolls in, the Legendary Queen I can see pairing with some holiday and fall inspired looks.  Also with TIFF  not too far away – it will be exciting to feel like a celebrity on the red carpet with these stunning rose & red swatches.  Little black dresses look perfect when paired to a shade from the Royal Trio Tilbury Collection.

Lipsticks from Left to Right, The Duchess, The Queen, The Legendary Queen.


I am wearing The Duchess right now – and with my upcoming nuptials next Spring of 2019 maybe it will be the shade I wear on the big day! I will definitely need a makeup artist for some foundation help but with lipstick like this, I will be keeping it on me for little touch-ups on the big day.

Which is your favourite? Would love to hear in the comments below 🙂

Best always ❤

Melissa xo


Beauty Sleep with Sleep Envie

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important.  Especially with all the running around during the last few days before the holidays.  With Christmas being in just a few days, you want to look refreshed.  Though you’ve been up all night baking for Christmas Day you still want to feel and have a good nights sleep.

Not only is sleep important for looking and feeling refreshed it also keeps you alert throughout the day.  Studies have shown that drunk driving comes similar to drivers that have had little sleep in terms of their awareness on the road.


I have had my first mattress for who knows how long, and finally I upgraded.  And not just to any mattress but one that I am sure to use for a very long time. It is a Sleep Envie Mattress.

While the mattress is firm, it is just enough to provide support with the softness to make it ridiculously comfortable.


I have been using the Sleep Envie Mattress in Twin Size for the last week.  It is a combination mattress which mean no matter how you sleep it will work for you.   I have never been more excited to get into bed than with Sleep Envie. Usually I cannot fall asleep right away.  I tend to have to listen to a podcast because of the need for white noise.  Now with just a few minutes of lying down I am sleeping.  For someone who is not a morning person ( mostly a night owl ) I find myself barely even needing an alarm clock.

Not to mention sleeping well, with Sleep Envie you will wake up on a happier and healthier note.  Lack of sleep is also known to cause weight gain and mood swings.  Just simply getting enough sleep can help you not get sick as much and just plain love your life more.

Another great thing about Sleep Envie is you get a 100 night trial – so for more than 3 months you can see just how great a mattress it is. Sleep Envie also carries accessories and pillows.

If you are looking to get a new mattress, or pillow, without a doubt I recommend Sleep Envie.

Best always,

Melissa ❤


Charlotte Tilbury: Quick and Easy Beauty Kit

Since being introduced to the Charlotte Tilbury collection since their opening at Holt Renfew not so long ago, I have been loving the collection.  There are amazing not only for the beauty of the makeup , but that it is just as good for your skin as well as it makes you look.  Having a skincare that is also a makeup is something incredible.

It also helps that many of my fashion icons love to immerse themselves within the brand.  This includes Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham.

More of a skincare that helps you look incredible, ultimately these products are my go to, whether heading out shopping for last minute Christmas Gifts or just a night out.

The team was so incredible in sending me this Quick and Easy makeup kit.   Though I already use the Magic Foundation everyday no matter what I use with it, this is a perfect set for days that are ever changing.  Or even for a last minute Holiday Party.

My Quick and Easy Kit included the following : 

Legendary Lashes: no smudges just love


Beach Stick : Lip to Cheek Dewey Colour Pop : works well for both


Colour Chamleon Amber Haze for Brown Eyes: my eyes are brown this looks phenomenal

Wonder Glow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash : perfect addition to either above or below my Magic Foundation

and Very Victoria Lipstick

I recently picked up the Kim K.W Lipstick as it works so well with my skin.  But I didn’t expect to love the Very Victoria as much as I did.  Having stayed away from any hint of dark lipstick I was nervous.  I now, especially with the cooler weather, use my Very Victoria, just as much if not more that Kim K.W.


If you have a lady looking for an incredibly easy to use makeup kit, she will love any of the pieces in this collection of goodies.

Best always,

Melissa ❤


Chanel x Nordstrom – Let’s Get Gorgeous

There is going to be a bunch of fabulous stores opening at Yorkdale in just a few days.

With Nordstrom Canada opening on October 21st – they will be having a Beauty Bash that morning – pre opening from 8am to 10am.

I am beyond thrilled to be invited by Chanel to check out some of the finest collections at the Beauty + Fragrance + Friends event tomorrow –  event will also be running through Saturday as well.


With Chanel’s New Fragrance it is no wonder I am excited to share with you all about their fantastic makeup and fragrance experience.


Hope to see you there !

Best always,

Melissa ♥

Beauty Review: Belif Cosmetics

Make up is only as good as the skincare you use underneath. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for not just how you look but how you feel.

I was beyond thrilled for Belif Canada to send me a sweet package of goodies.  This included the Aqua Bomb and the Moisturizing Bomb.




Even on days where I just go for brunch with my sisters, I don’t reach for every inch of makeup.  Instead I put on some lipstick , grab my sunglasses but ensure that I have exfoliated, hydrated and moisturized my skin.

Would highly recommend this to anyone who always wants to keep their skin looking beautiful. 

For more about the gorgeous Belif Canada check them out at 

Best always, 

Melissa ❤