Friday, 12 December 2014

Red Autumn at the Thompson

Hi Velvet Cupcakes,

Are you REDy for another pic-heavy post?  Here are some of my favourite pics from my day on the lakeside of Toronto and getting invited to a Thompson Hotel event.

Yay red maple leaf, come here you!!!~ :)
I can't believe how RED the leaves were!!! 

Sorry for le blur but artsy though right!?!?
In love with bokeh shots!!!!

Do I look sad? I'm sad that I don't live here - -

What a day! Time to grab a taxi and go home!

Special thanks to FASHIONOTES x WEARABLES for having me at their annual event, had so much fun!!!! 

xoxo, Mango 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

[Holiday Giveaway] NAKED3, NARS, and BENEFIT!

      Hello lovelies, 

For the upcoming Holiday Season, the super-awesome network Destination Femme and I have partnered up to give 3 of my favorite makeup items away to one of you lucky lucky stars!!! If you've been following my blog / Instagram you would know that I am a BIG FAN of hosting giveaways, I'm totally addicted to that feeling of giving to my followers for all their love and support throughout my blogging journey! So for this particular one, ONE lucky winner will receive: 

1 NARS blush in ORGASM
1 BENEFIT POREfessional primer

These items are HAND-PICKED by me and are my favorite must-haves for any season, any look! 
To enter, 

2. Follow me on Instagram (@mangorabbitrabbit)
3. Find my Giveaway Photo on Instagram and tag 3 friends you know would love these items!

Find this pic on my Instagram to enter! 

*Open to North-America readers, ends Dec 24 2014*


xoxo, Mango

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Fall in Love with Evergreen Brickworks

Hi darlings~~,

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to drop by The Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto.  It's a really really cool place that was an old brick-factory, but now it's a park, market, and lots of weddings happen there??  VERY HIPSTER if you ask me.  Any hooo~~~ there is a great big beauuutiful park behind the brickworks (not a lot of people know, it's our secret okie!! ^ ^), here are some of my favourite pictures from my Brickworks adventure!

This is part of the old brick factory, it was getting dark. Definitely not safe for me!!

You can get these looks from the links below :)

First Outfit
Beige Scarf - H&M

Second Outfit
Sweater - I don't remember sorrrri >.<""""
Any Black Boots - Mine were from Zara

xoxo, Mango 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Fun with Essence Cosmetics

Hello frozen fairies! 

Today is the first day of December! Like, WHERE DID ALL THE YEAR OF 2014 GO!?!?!? Isn't it crazy to think that one year just passes by like THIS *snaps fingers*. Sooner or later we'll all be travelling at the speed of light! Anyway, this December, I'll be sharing some of my holiday festive season favourites, and this bunch of goodies from Essence Cosmetics is one of them! 

 If you haven't heard of Essence Cosmetics, they are a cosmetic brand originated in Europe, but has expanded to Canada lately. Their makeup products are top quality, fun, flirty, and best of all, NOT EXPENSIVE AT ALL! For the price of one high-end blush you can probably buy 10 Essence blushes. #notkidding. Thank you Faulhaber Communications for this Essence goodie bag!

Essence All about Sunrise and All about Nude Eyeshadow Palettes
Single eyeshadows in Black Goddess, Disco Diva, My Baby Blue, and Chill Out
Shimmer metal glam eyeshadows in coffee to glow, chocolate jewelry, and golden up!
These are one of my favorites! Gel liner in a pencil, they are waterproof and smudgeproof, and EASY TO APPLY! 
Swatches of the Gel liners. Look at the teal! That will look gorgeous as an upper or lower liner!
Can you believe these lipsticks retail under $7 each? 

Swatches for the lip liner - also one of my favorites! Super creamy, long lasting, and less than $3!!!
Ultrashine Lipgloss that's somehow super shiny and nonsticky. "true love" and "big night out"
Swatches for True Love and Big Night Out! The miniscule shimmer particles will really oomph up your lips! (excuse the arm hairs)
Effect Nail Polishes is perfect on its own or as a topcoat for that extra bling
I save my favorite for last. Essence polishes are very comparable to the consistency of Opi polishes and the durability of Essie, but costs under $3 each! Super, SUPER recommend!

Canadian residents, you're in luck! If you haven't already noticed, Essence cosmetics is exclusively only found in Shoppers Drug Marts and Pharmaprix all across Canada, and they have tons more fun and high quality makeup items than what I've listed. To me, one of the most important factors in expressing yourself through makeup is TO HAVE FUN. And it's not a ton of fun if that costs about $50 per eyeshadow. Essence cosmetics really embodies what I believe to be daring, fun makeup, great for beginners or those on a budget, as most of their items cost under $8! You don't need to break the bank to look beautiful! 

Have you tried any Essence makeup products? 
What are some of your favorite items!?

xoxo, Mango