Glowing Up with the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette

Glowing Up with the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette

Glowing Up with the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette

This might be the glowiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. Is that an exaggeration? Absolutely not. Join me on my journey glowing up with the NARS Endless Orgasm palette. It launched this spring and I was skeptical when I discovered it was a cream palette. Turns out, it’s just what I needed to achieve maximum dewiness. 


MAYA CHIA the optimist hydrating essence – c/o The Detox Market
INDIE LEE squalane facial oil – c/o
SKINCEUTICALS physical fusion uv defence SPF 50 – c/o
TARTE maracuja C brighter eye treatment – c/o
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY under(cover) perfecting coconut face primer – c/o
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY re(cover) perfecting coconut setting mist – c/o



NARS radiant creamy concealer in affogato – c/o 
NARS sheer glow foundation in oslo – c/o
MAC paint pot in painterly – c/o
NARS hot nights face palette – c/o
NARS oversized orgasm blush  – c/o


NARS endless orgasm palette – c/o
TARTE lights camera lashes – c/o
BENEFIT precisely my brow pencil in 2.5 neutral blonde – c/o
GLOSSIER boy brow– c/o


NARS endless orgasm palette – c/o
NARS orgasm oil infused lip tint – c/o


MIU MIU L’eau Rosée – c/o
SLIP silk bunny scrunchies – c/o
SEPHORA crease: uncomplicated brush set – c/o
ALDO tilmawien earrings – c/o
ARITZIA kevin knit top 

Glowing Up with the NARS Endless Orgasm Palette

In conclusion, while I did really love glowing up with the NARS Endless Orgasm palette, I will be using it for my cheeks/highlighter moving forward. I have yet to find a cream eyeshadow that doesn’t crease on my lids. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out my other beauty related posts. Or even subscribe to my YouTube channel 🙂 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 😘

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Full Face of Nude by Nature

Full Face of Nude by Nature

Full Face of Nude by Nature

In 2018 the Australian brand Nude By Nature first launched their cruelty-free all natural makeup line in drugstores across Canada. But they’ve been around since 2008! I’m all for more drugstore options, especially when the ingredients aren’t concerning. The only thing that is concerning is the lack of diversity in the shade range. There’s always room for improvement! With that said, check out my new video: Full Face of Nude by Nature (and a few other products because I didn’t have the full line) 😉


PERFECTING CONCEALER shade 01 Ivory – c/o (I hope they come out with a wider shade range)
RADIANT LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION shade W2 Ivory – c/o (again shade range needs work)
FLAWLESS BRUSH cruelty free synthetic face powder brush – c/o
CASHMERE PRESSED BLUSH shade pink lily – c/o
SHEER GLOW COLOUR BALM shade 04 berry – c/o
MOISTURE SHINE LIPSTICK shade 05 pale coral – c/o
MOISTURE INFUSION LIPGLOSS shade 02 Peach Nude – c/o


WILDCRAFT bergamot + rose clarify toner – c/o
GLOSSIER priming moisturizer – c/o
PLUME curl & lift lash curler – c/o
BENEFIT badgal lash mascara – c/o
HOURGLASS arch brow sculpting pencil in soft brunette

Full Face of Nude by Nature

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Full Face of Nude by Nature. If you enjoy this type of content, visit my YouTube Channel for more it. I would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on the line and if there are any products I need to try out. 🙂

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Fraser Valley BC Travel Vlog

Fraser Valley BC Travel Vlog

Fraser Valley BC Travel Vlog

I had such a swell time on my trip that I even made at Fraser Valley BC Travel Vlog to accompany my Abbotsford BC Travel Guide! It was a whirlwind trip filled with fresh blooms a la the annual Abbotsford Tulip Festival, delicious food, and curious sightings. We had a major Twin Peaks moment too! A mysterious man had a face tattooed on the back of his head (more on that in the vlog!) We also spent a couple days in Sasquatch country which was a lifelong dream come true. There’s even a museum devoted to the elusive sasquatch! 

Other Travel Posts

If my Fraser Valley BC Travel Vlog hasn’t sated the desire for travel content, feel free to check out the travel section of my blog. Or even head to my YouTube Channel for more travel vlogs. Exploring offbeat travel destinations is one of my specialities. Especially if it involves an oddity I’ve discovered firsthand or from Atlas Obscura! With that said, I’m slowly making my way through the 411 oddities available in Canada alone!

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BFF Makeup Party

BFF Makeup Party

BFF Makeup Party

Q: What’s better than a makeup tutorial with just me? A: a BFF Makeup party with my pal of 17 years, Cecily! Join us as we discuss beauty practices we don’t get (hello contouring + baking!?) As well as what we had for breakfast (v interesting). This video is a real testament to our enduring friendship and I’m glad we were finally able to create something like this together. Our friendship blossomed from our mutual love of cosmetics. A makeup video seems like an appropriate celebration of such a friendship. In other words, check out a couple of gals who’s enthusiasm makes up for skill. 😉



bergamot + rose clarify toner – c/o
IMAGE SKINCARE PREVENTION+ daily tinted moisturizer SPF 30+ – c/o
URBAN DECAY optical illusion blurring primer – c/o
BENEFIT brow contour pro – c/o
IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube concealer in medium – c/o 
TARTE pineapple of my eye shadow palette – c/o (limited edition + sold out 😭other Tarte palettes here)
BENEFIT hoola quickie contour stick – c/o 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY legendary mascara volume 2 – c/o
BENEFIT galifornia blush – c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY magic genius powder – c/o 
PIXI glow-y gossamer duo – c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY lip cheat in pillowtalk – c/o
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick in Nu Incongru – c/o
BUXOM lip plumping gloss – c/o 


URBAN DECAY optical illusion blurring primer – c/o
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS brow definer in soft brown
URBAN DECAY eyeshadow primer potion 
IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube concealer in medium – c/o 
L’OREAL True Match Blendable Concealer 
TARTE pineapple of my eye shadow palette – c/o (limited edition + sold out 😭other Tarte palettes here)
KAT VON D (but i’m sure there are other options out there that aren’t made by an anti-vaxxer)
CLINIQUE high impact mascara
L’OREAL true match super blendable powder
CHARLOTTE TILBURY magic genius powder – c/o 
MAC COSMETICS matte bronzer from the Wash & Dry collection (2015)
NARS olympia contour blush 
JOE FRESH highlighter – (might be discontinued)
PIXI glow-y gossamer duo – c/o 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY lip cheat in pillowtalk – c/o
REVLON ultra hd lipcolor in 710 desert
BUXOM lip plumping gloss – c/o 

Thanks for stopping by after all, that video is a lengthier one! With that said, if you’re interested in more content like this be sure to check out my whole archive of beauty posts. There’s also an archive of other videos on my YouTube Channel. Lastly, if you’re ever in need of a web designer, Cecily is badassssss at it. Check out her portfolio site CC Ruth.

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Abbotsford BC Travel Guide

Abbotsford BC Travel Guide

Abbotsford BC Travel Guide

Abbotsford has been a town I have known about for ages but always treated as a pit stop on the way to Vancouver Island. Not anymore! Had I know what magic was waiting for me just off the side of the highway, I wouldn’t have waited this long to explore. For this visit, we were kindly flown out by Swoop airlines. (It was one of the easiest check-ins I’ve ever experienced to date.) For those planning a trip to the Fraser Valley region here’s my Abbotsford BC Travel Guide.


There was no shortage of amazing places to eat. In fact, there were such a plethora of choices, some of these recommendations are of places I wish we could have gone had we stayed longer. Did I know there would be such diverse food options available in Abbotsford? No, I did not. Was I pleasantly surprised there were vegetarian AND plant-based options? Yes, words cannot describe my joy when we began sussing out the area.

Cafes & Bakeries

The Polly Fox

The Polly Fox is a delightful cafe that has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly fare. Located on the main street of the historic downtown strip in a dreamy heritage building space. We had the Vegan BLT and a London Fog with soy milk – both were something to write home about!


Another delightful cafe in historic downtown Abbotsford is Oldhand. Their decor is like a breath of nostalgic air with old wooden chairs one would find themselves sitting in during a gym assembly back in the day. And I love it. Their London Fogs are also a true delight along with the vast array of delightful pastries. 

The Habit Project

There is nothing I love more than a juicery that has both amazing juice and minimal design decor. The Habit Project is a breath of fresh from their incredible in house made juices to the bright white surroundings.  We had the Jade and Ruby cold pressed juices as well as their chickpea caesar salad. SO GOOD. Just wow. 

Ivana Teahouse

Though we didn’t actually go inside to enjoy the Ivana Teahouse, it looks like a place I would love. It’s inclusion on this list is to remind me to check it out next time. And hopefully this time we’ll be there not on a holiday weekend when its closed! 

Sit Down Dining

Little Brother

Little Brother was another place that looked delightful but was closed due to the long weekend. It’s a cute brunch spot right on the corner for optimum people watching. What else can I say? The menu looks dope.

Brodeur’s Bistro

DUUUUUUUUDEEEEEE. I don’t know if this is just a phase but the call of the buffalo cauliflower has been strong. I can’t seem to get enough of it. And Brodeur’s Bistro delivered the vegetarian goods! Their mac and cheese deserves a chef’s kiss too. The menu is heavily populated with meaty dishes; there are a handful of veggie options to choose from. Did I mention they have buffalo cauliflower? 😎 


Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel

Located amidst rolling hills and few vineyards for good measure, the Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel is a relaxing getaway spot. Run by Chris & Sandi Buis, the most lovely hosts of all time, this quiet inn has everything including film themed rooms. We stayed in the Midnight in Paris suite which overlooked the Pepin Brook Vineyard Estates. While dining on a delicious breakfast made by Sandi, we spotted multiple American Goldfinches flitting from tree to tree. Their impeccably kept garden was the perfect spot to channel my inner Disney princess surrounded by cute critters. Also it’s 5 minutes from the Abbotsford airport so that’s rad too.


Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Hemingway’s Books

It was steady drizzling the day we spent in downtown Abbotsford so naturally we dipped into a used bookstore in between feeding times. Hemingway’s Books is a treasure trove of antique and contemporary books all priced reasonably. We took our sweet time wandering up and down every single aisle. A used bookstore on a rainy day is basically a scene in an indie movie I would watch. 

Montrose + George General Store // Yes Chef

Both of these shops were closed – Easter weekend is a tough one for non-essential services! But I pressed my nose up against Montrose + George General Store and Yes Chef. Can confirm they looked rad. I must stop by again and hopefully cross the threshold of each purveyor. 

Freewheelin’ Records // Confetti Floral Design 

Here are two more businesses that looked intriguing as I gazed through their inviting windows. Both Freewheelin’ Records and Confetti Floral Design were admired from the sidewalk but are two shops I would make the time to pop into. 


The Tulip Festival

Did you even go to Abbotsford if you didn’t go to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival? Well, technically, yes… but why would anyone want to miss this?! It’s like going to the Netherlands but without the hassle of expensive flights etc. Beyond being complete eye candy, the tulip festival is a great way to kickstart spring and get in the mood for more blooms to come! And if you lived in the prairies, a great way to escape the dusty aftermath of winter. The dates vary season to season but you can usually count on it happening in April. 

Maan Farms & Winery

Petting cute animals and drinking a flight of wine created from berries are two experiences I never knew I wanted to combine, until now. The Maan Farms and Winery is a must when in the Abbotsford area. They champion a completely in house production of their wines from ‘ground to glass’. Assuming that their wine must be ultra sweet because it’s made with fruit is a miscalculation. Their selection of wine is a wonderful spectrum of sweet, dry, crisp and everything in between.

Castle Fun Park

Alas I have no photo of the Castle Fun Park because I still haven’t had the pleasure of going there – but this summer!!! Mark my words I will mini golf there. It HAS to happen. I cannot drive by that castle one more time without having experienced it from only the highway!

Abbotsford BC Travel Guide

The fun doesn’t just stop in Abbotsford, I’m also putting together my Fraser Valley travel guide too! If you’re in the Abbotsford area, the drive to Harrison Hot Springs is a definite must. With that said, I’m looking forward to my annual west coast road trip this summer. This time, I can stop by again and fill up on juice from The Habit Project and enjoy a quick round of mini golf at the Castle Fun Park! As always, I will continue to update my Abbotsford BC Travel Guide post and the Google Map as I continue to discover more with every visit. I’m always open to new recommendations so please leave those in the comments below! And for more travel content check out my On The Road section.

photographs – Jesse Sand + Sandy Karpetz

Many thanks to Swoop Airlines & Abbotsford Tourism for arranging this amazing trip!

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Cocktails with Sandy – The Best Spicy Caesar

Cocktails with Sandy – The Best Spicy Caesar

Cocktails with Sandy – The Best Spicy Caesar

50th Anniversary Edition

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE CAESAR IS 50 YEARS OLD? It’s over the hill! It’s a Canadian Classic Cocktail and I want to share with you my favourite versions of it. Keep watching for some fun Caesar trivia and two delicious recipes to try out on this blessed holiday. So I present to you: Cocktails with Sandy – The Best Spicy Caesar 50th Anniversary Edition. If caesars aren’t your thing, check out some of my other cocktail recipes for a Cognac Crusta or a Reposado Margarita

Happy #NationalCaesarDay!

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