Hello and welcome! My name is Stephanie and I am a 24 year-old beauty enthusiast residing in Toronto, Canada. I am your unconventional geeky girl-next-door with a passion to create and turn visions into reality by day, and your overachiever learner by night.

theFantasia isa Canadian travel and beauty blog run by a 9am-9pm marketer writing about her (mis)adventures, wanderlust, and the latest/greatest in the beauty world. Written by your best friend and friendly girl-next-door neighbour, I hope that the content of this blog, whether it be talking about recent hauls or product reviews/swatches, can provide inspiration for you to shop wisely and frugally, and splurging when the product merits such praise/money!

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Being budget conscious when traveling is something else I enjoy sharing. Having done trips across Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as paying for everything out of my own pocket, and savings, I am here to share with you the things I’ve learned in the process.

Fantasia (n): The fantasia is a musical composition with its roots in the art of improvisation. Because of this, it seldom approximates the textbook rules of any strict musical form.

I can typically be found constantly tweaking and updating the look of the blog, tweeting about anything and everything I find interesting online, pinning things on my wishlist, checking my email trolling Google+ and finding other blogs to follow.

Beauty Profile

  • Normal/dry skin
  • NC25 year round
  • Does not tan easily
  • Suffer from acne with poor diet or stress
  • Suffer from hyperpigmentation due to leftover acne marks
  • Dry patches on the cheeks during the summer

My Favourite Products

  1. Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. and the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation | Review.
  2. Bronzers: CHANEL Soleil Tan de CHANEL, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette. and the Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in #506
  3. Skincare: Philosophy Purity Cleanser, Clarins Daily Energizer Wake Up Booster, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Clarins Multi-Active Day & Night Cream, and Bioderma Photoderm Spray SPF 40
  4. Hair Care: got2b Smooth Operator Lustre Lotion
  5. Nail Care: Essence Cosmetics The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat & Essence Cosmestics Express Dry Drops and the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish.

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