“Are you going to keep your blog going,” asked my girlfriend, Roop. My immediate response was simply that I didn’t know. Moving across the world is a little exhausting and there are so many things to consider – then you’re bombarded with the copious number of things that creep up on you unexpectedly.

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clear scalp intense hydration

{Clear Intense Hydration}

Today I got some pretty exciting beauty mail. Some of you may know that since I’ve come to Canada I’ve been experiencing some severe hair loss. It’s no surprise. Okay fine, I’ll admit I have a bad habit of touching my scalp a little way too much but because of this, I know it’s in bad condition.

A few months ago a colleague highly recommended Clear’s Scalp & Hair products to help rid me of the bumps on my scalp and better my hair growth. Needless to say I’m excited to finally try it! Full review on these babies to come and yes I will be rockin’ a summery floral headband to boot.


#ClearVoice WIN two tickets for The Voice concert July 10

So since Clear are the sponsors of The Voice Tour (because obviously you need gorgeous hair on set), I’m teaming up with them to giveaway TWO tickets to watch the Toronto leg of the tour! Are you in the city? Do you want to stop by for some fun times? Enter via the rafflecopter app below for a chance to win. Check out the rules and regulations and be sure to tweet @RemaGouyez #ClearVoice about who you want to see most!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note this gorgeous giveaway is sponsored by Clear!


maybelline the buffs

{Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs}

I’m not one to rant and rave and review an entire collection of products without a particular story in mind but this lipstick collection just had to take centre stage. Despite my intitial hesitations about the nude collection to precede, I’m so impressed…

maybelline color sensational

{Good enough to eat…}

You know me. I hate nudes.  I very rarely wear nudes cuz I’m a bold girl all the way but since I’ve started making more effort with eye shadow, I’ve been becoming more accepting.

Then the Maybelline Buffs collection happened and I’m all over it.

lipstick the buffs

{High pigment creams}

A collection of high-pigment, caramel, vanilla and berry, creamy lipsticks that offer the second edition to last year’s Colour Sensational Vivids. If you’ve followed the blog since then you’ll know I was so mad about those lipsticks I wore them all through Fashion Week…

the buffs swatches

{The swatches}

While I do love all of these colours I obviously can’t pull them all off – I’d rather not look washed out. The nudes offer a range of colours to suit a variety of skin tones and for my olive (okay now grey/yellow) complexion I prefer the caramel/berry tones.

From left to right:

Stormy Sahara

Truffle Tease

Untainted Spice

Nude Lust

Bare All

Blushing Beige

Maple Kiss

Espresso Exposed

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Collection

{Color Sensational – $9.99 each at mass retailers}

These three shades below are my favourites:

Maybelline The Buffs Stormy Sahara Swatch 

{Stormy Sahara}

Maybelline The Buffs Untainted Spice Swatch

{Untainted Spice}

Maybelline The Buffs Espresso Exposed Swatch

{Espresso Exposed}

Which shade do you want to eat/try the most?

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Tom Ford Lipstick in Cherry Lush Review

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush

{Tom Ford Lipstick – Cherry Lush}

If you’re not new to this page then you’ll know that I have an inexplainable addiction to red lipstick. “How can I top this?” I asked myself. How can I satisfy this never ceasing urge to coat my lips in the silkiest of fiery red formulas? Two words. Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Lipstick Cherry Lush Swatch

{February birthday gift in November}

I actually meant to purchase this as a birthday gift to myself back in February. I figure it counts more now than ever because I can’t remember what my personal gift was back then – IT’S TOTALLY JUSTIFIABLE, RIGHT? As if.

Tom Ford Cherry Lush

{The Review}

Down and dirty – this lipstick is everything I thought it would be and more. It’s bright, it’s silky, it’s long wearing (actually… wasn’t expecting that one).

The only downfall (aside from the hefty price tag of $55)? You simply must wear a lip liner before applying.

Bleed central with this bad boy. I don’t believe these come with a matching lip liner so I’d recommend Givenchy’s Lip Rouge Liner – it’s the perfect match of a cherry red. Just marry me already!

Tom Ford lippies are available at Holt Renfrew – now alongside the full cosmetics collection.


grace& Rema

{Oh hai!}

When the boyfriend is out of town it really only means one thing. I get to watch the sh*t out of all the RomComs I want. In a bid to share the signs of my lonliless with the Twittersphere it turned out that magic was made. @GracieCarroll is just as obsessed with Jennifer Lopez movies as I am. Maid in Manhattan, Monster in Law, The Back Up Plan. We freakin’ love em all!

So, we did what all twenty something women should do. Booked ourselves a slumber party to stuff our faces with goodness, pull out a couple of face masks and get our nails did…DIY style.


{Mmmm olives and sundried tomatoes}

First thing’s first of course, food. Gracie had told me about the new Metro App that offers store locations and my favourite…easy recipes! We picked up the ingredients to make a gourmet pizza because it’s sooo easy and delicious. Funnily enough the recipe was inspired by the ex-boyfriend of a mutual friend it turned out we shared! To check out the full recipe and how to visit Gracie’s blog.

In more exciting news…GRACIE LOVES OLIVES. I thought I was the only one in Canada…


{Sundried tomato pesto, maitake mushrooms, bocconcini}

She picked out the Maitake mushrooms which blew my mind and were a dream to photograph.


{The Gap’s Printed Nightshirt}

The next most important thing for a successful hangout? PJs. If I could live in them I totally would. I’d had my eye on this night dress for a little while but they were always sold out of my size! The Gap kindly offered to provide us with the slumber wear so you can imagine my excitement at finally getting a hold of the shirt!


{Polka dot crazed}

It’s pretty much everything you want in staple nightwear. Comfy, cute, features polka dots and looks like you’re wearing your BF’s shirt…saucy!


{Fresh Face Masks}

If I have anything to do with it every hangout sesh with a girlfriend would involve a facemask. After sifting through the hoards that I have we both opted for Fresh masks. I was in desperate need of a burst of hydration so opted for the Rose Face Mask, Gracie went for the godfather of all face masks – the Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask. Out in January 2014 this is definitely worth the splurge.


{Gracie Carroll chillin’}

Gracie’s nightwear was totally her style. She’s all about print on print on print and I love it. Her pants and striped tank top are both The Gap and were baby soft to touch.


{MinkPink Zippora Fluffy Jumper}

I have to say I was little envious of her Mink Pink sweater – it was the cosiest feeling thing ever. And it’s my favourite – leopard print.


{The skincare}

Obviously we can’t just do a face mask. My routine involved a new rotation of products I’m trying at the moment and can’t get enough of. Shiseido’s Ibuki line has become my staple set, particularly their face wash, eye cream, Softening Concentrate and Refining Moisturizer. Uh-mazing results for well hydrated, smoother skin. Check out the full line at Sephora.ca. More to come on this line soon!

At night I’ve been trying out Clarin’s Multi Active Serum it’s honestly the best smelling serum I’ve ever used. At night I’ve been testing Lancome’s Visionnaire Eye Cream. The texture and dispense is awesome but I’m not sure weather it’s drying my eye area out or that’s just the weather. We’ll see!


{The Serums}

Following the Shiseido Softening concentrate I’ve been enjoying Lancome’s DreamTone serum during the day. This has honestly already made a difference to my skin tone after one week of use. My dark spots are virtually gone and my skin is looking brighter even without foundation. I even went to far as to go out with no cover up last weekend. It was a big step for me…


{Homemade pizza goodness}

Oh! The pizza was divine. Once complete we topped it with rocket (or arugula if you’re Canadian) and drizzled some truffle oil over top. De-lish.


{J-Lo lookin’ gorgeous}

Our movie of choice was J-Lo’s The Back Up Plan via Netflix. “Why is she alway so perfect?” we kept saying.


{Saxon Chocolates #SweetCanada popcorn}

No movie night is complete without snacks and the incredible, all Canadian Saxon Chocolates hooked us up with their new collection of goodies. I mean, can you get much better than, caramelized popcorn drizzled with chocolate and teamed with pretzels? The #SweetCanada line features popcorn that’s covered in caramel and tossed with almonds, pretzels, cinnamon and dried apples. You really can’t stop once you start…

You can pick these treats up at Chapters Indigo!


{Crucial moment in the movie..Dress with tag on RUINED}


{YSL Taupe Mauresque}

To finish our evening of chillness we painted our nails and glossed em up. Gracie opted for the limited edition YSL La Laque Couture in Taupe Mauresque. 

remanails copy

{CND Dark Dahlia}

I’m all over these new CND VinyLux polishes that promise to last a week and went for the shade Dark Dahlia.