Monday, 27 February 2017

Rouge Dior Matte Lipstick 'Distinct Matte' and 'Terrific Matte' - Review, Swatches, Look

Dior's spring 2017 collection is in full bloom.

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Today I'm talking matte lipsticks.  I'm so glad that matte lipsticks are still on trend, because I love how they look, and as they continue to stay in fashion, brands improve on their formulas (on a finish of lipstick that is notoriously uncomfortable).

Friday, 24 February 2017

Sephora 2017 Beauty Insider Tarte Birthday Gift - Swatches

Every year Sephora has a new selection of gifts to pick from, as a gift, for your big day (for free!).  Usually there's one makeup option, one skincare option, and one more male-friendly option.  Each year I think that the makeup option gets better and better - last year was Marc Jacobs, and this year is Tarte!

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I've always wanted to try a Tarte blush, but I've cut myself off from buying more blushes, so this was a great alternative.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, Looks

Wet n Wild Wednesday is here, and I am bringing you the product that I have been most excited about - Wet n Wild's take on liquid lipsticks!

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, Looks

So many higher end brands have come out with liquid lipsticks, so I'm always excited to see how drugstore versions stack up.

Monday, 20 February 2017

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Cairo', 'Los Angeles', 'Brussels' - Review, and Swatches

Every so often you find a lipstick, and look it up online to find some swatches, only to come up with nothing.  That's exactly what happened with these three shades.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Cairo', 'Los Angeles', 'Brussels' - Review, and Swatches

During the holidays NYX makes little gift sets, containing three lip products.  Sometimes these products in the set are pieces from the core collection, and sometimes they are only available when bought as a set, which was the case for the three shades in the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream "Set 9" (If I'm not mistaken).  The set was on clearance at Ulta, so I quickly grabbed it.

Friday, 17 February 2017

GLISS Hair Repair Toronto Launch

Last week I was introduced to GLISS, the hair repair line that has the potential to take over my shower.

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I have a hard time finding haircare that works with my colour treated hair, so when I saw that GLISS had products products targeted towards colour treated hair, I was pretty pumped.  Even though many products out there are safe/made for colour treated hair, the majority of them don't jive with my hair, so I'm crossing my fingers with GLISS.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation and Concealer - Review, Swatches, Before & After

Let me welcome you to Wet n Wild Wednesday!  For the next few Wednesdays I'll be reviewing some of the latest launches from the brand that brought us the 'Petal Pusher' palette, and my personal fave, the 'Walking On Eggshells' trio.

wet n wild photofocus foundation rose ivory classic beige photofocus concealer light ivory review swatches before and after

After attending the 2017 launch, and seeing all the great reviews about the PhotoFocus Foundation, I was super pumped to get my hands on it and try it out.

Monday, 13 February 2017

PHYTOELIXIR Intense Nutrition Subtle Oil Pre-Shampoo & Intense Nutrition Shampoo - Review

Sometimes this snowy weather takes an extra toll on my hair.  I like to think that I take good care of my hair, but the fact of the matter is that it isn't in perfect condition.  I've been blonde for the past 8 years (and I hope to never go back), and while I keep the heat styling and and powerful chemicals to a minimum, I still deal with some frizz here, breakage there, and extra dryness during the cold seasons.  So I try to sprinkle in some extra love into my haircare routine every so often.

PHYTOELIXIR Intense Nutrition Subtle Oil Pre-Shampoo & Intense Nutrition Shampoo - Review

I've never used PHYTO products before, but Team PHYTO said that it was safe for colour-treated hair (maybe not RIGHT after getting it done - I gave it 2 weeks post-dye job), as well as hair dresser-approved (she liked the fact that it had replenishing oils), so why not give it a try?

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentine's Day Nail Art Tutorial with Sally Hansen

The day is approaching!  Whether you are celebrating Valentine's day, kicking it breakfast style for Galentines Day, observing Anna Howard Shaw Day (any 30 Rock fans out there?), or waiting for the REAL holiday (February 15th a.k.a. 50% off chocolate day), why not rock some fab nail art?

Sally Hansen valentines day nail art tutorial

This Valentine's Day, Sally Hansen invites you to treat yo'self to a pink hued mani.  Pinky promise that these fresh nails are just what you need for the love-iest day of the year.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Quo 2017 Beauty Products - Review, Swatches, and Look

Ring in 2017 with some new makeup that will be part of Quo Cosmetics' core collection.

 quo 2017 makeup review swatches

This collection includes beauty staples:  matte foundation, bronzers, setting sprays, liquid lipsticks, and more.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Dior DreamSkin Advanced & 1-Minute Mask - Information

At the beginning of 2017 Dior Science revealed DreamSkin Advanced, an upgraded version of their cult product.

Dior DreamSkin Advanced & 1-Minute Mask - Information

Today we meet DreamSkin Advanced, and DreamSkin 1-Minute Mask.

Monday, 6 February 2017

ColourPop Faves: Ultra Satin Lips

Today is the third a final part of my 'ColourPop Faves' series.  That is, until ColourPop makes some new product that I fall in love with.  Part 1 - Ultra Matte Lip HERE, and Part 2 - Lippie Stix HERE.

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These are my current top 3!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Wet 'n Wild 2017 Launch + Coupon Code!

This past Wednesday night Wet 'n Wild hosted their 2017 product launch, held at The Loft at Baro, in downtown Toronto.

wet n wild 2017 launch event

We check out the new 2017 collection, and were encouraged to channel our inner renegade.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette - Review, Swatches

Beauty blogger problem:  Not being able to play with your new makeup until your photograph it.  So you put it in the "to photograph" box, things pile up on top of it, and next thing you know, you forgot that you owned the makeup in the first place.  Well, that's exactly what happened with this one.

NYX sweet cheeks blush palette review swatches

I got the NYX 'Sweet Cheeks' Blush Palette from the NYX After Dark event, after IMATS Toronto (which was in October 2016).