Saturday, 30 September 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Guerlain 'Spicy Burgundy'

In my last post, I talked about Dave Lackie's #GuerlainLover VIP follower dinner.

guerlain kiss kiss matte lipstick spicy burgundy swatches comparison dupe

They kindly sent us home with some products to try out, so why not share them on the blog, starting with the KISS KISS Matte Lipstick in 'Spicy Burgundy'?

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Dave Lackie's #GuerlainLover VIP Follower Dinner

Every so often you get lucky.  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a seat at Dave Lackie's #GuerlainLover VIP follower dinner.

guerlain dave lackie event

It was held at the beautiful Arcadian Loft, in downtown Toronto.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

NYX 'Happy Birthday' Palette - Review, Swatches, Look + Ulta Birthday Gift Comparison

♬ Go shorty, it's ya birthday.  We gonna party like it's ya birthday 

nyx happy birthday palette ulta birthday gift swatches review

While my birthday is in the winter, my mom was kind enough to donate the NYX 'Happy Birthday' Palette to me (the summer birthday gift from Ulta)....for research purposes!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Tarte 'Surfer Girl'

Sometimes you come across a lipstick that checks all of your boxes: creamy, pigmented, great color, and comfortable to wear.

lip swatch tarte drench lip splash surfer girl comparison dupe

For me, that lipstick is the Tarte Drench Lip Splash in 'Surfer Girl'.  It's one of my only lipsticks that gives me full colour payoff in one swipe - ONE!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Face of the Day - Christmas in the Summer

I may only September, but I've already been to a couple holiday previews.  Which is not at all a problem, because holiday releases are my fave!  I live for a good gift set.

Face of the Day - Christmas in the Summer

This past August I went to a holiday preview event for Shoppers Drug Mart, so of course I had to dress up to match the festive spirit.  Here is the look that I put together.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Elizabeth Arden 'Gelato Crush Color Collection' - Review, Swatches, and Look

Summer may be over, but you can still enjoy come refreshing gelato.

elizabeth arden gelato crush collection review swatches bare kiss fire red berry rush

Elizabeth Arden has released a colourful collection that includes lipsticks, lip liners, and cheek tints.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - BITE Beauty Lip Lab Custom Lipstick

Before Toronto got one, New York had the original BITE Beauty Lip lab.

bite lip lab custom lipstick swatches comparison

When I was in New York with my blogger friends we went to the lip lab to make our very own custom lipstick.  We got to choose the shade, the finish, and the scent.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Too Faced 'Best Year Ever' Makeup Collection - Swatches (via InstaStories)

Fa-la-la-la-laaaaaa, la-la la la!

too faced best year ever makeup collection swatches

Too Faced gave us a sneak peek of their holiday products, complete with swatches today (don't you love when brands post swatches way ahead of time, so you can plan out your shopping list?).

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Revlon Colorstay Foundation - Review, Swatches, Before & After + #ColorStayAllDay Event, Hosted by Gigi Gorgeous

This summer Revlon threw a bash highlighting some of their favourite products.

revlon colorstay combination oily foundation review swatches comparison 110 ivory before and after

The event featured all kinds of products; eyeshadow, nail polish, lipsticks, and the product that I'm always on the hunt for.....foundations!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Nail Art Inspired By.....Cover FX Highlighter

Back in the day I did a little series called "Inspired By", where I would do nail art that was inspired by something fun: fashion, makeup, food - whatever tickled my fancy.

cover fx custom enhancer drops nail art

I'm a big fan of the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in 'Halo'.  I'm down for a fun, weird, alien-like mermaid-y highlight!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Too Faced Melted Matte 'Granny Panties'

Your loves herself some Too Faced Melted Mattes (Reviews HERE).  So much so that I have a little glass container specifically dedicated to holding those precious Too Faced lippies.
too faced melted matte granny panties swatches comparison dupe

Let's welcome the Too Faced Melted Matte in 'Granny Panties' to the collection!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Maui Moisture 'Coconut Milk' Collection - Information

Okay, I get it.....it's September, which means that summer is over.

maui moisture coconut milk collection

At least my shampoo can trick me into thinking that it's still summer, right?

Monday, 4 September 2017

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara - Review, Before & After

Mascara packaging seems pretty standard these days - a tube, a wand, and some product.

givenchy noir interdit mascara review before and after

But Givenchy is switching it up with their new 90° brush.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Urban Decay 'Rapture'

Can I get a round of applause going for brands that update their packaging?

lip swatch urban decay rapture comparison dupe

It gives the product a fresh look, and as bonus I get to buy the old packaging at a discounted price.  So when Urban Decay gave their lipsticks a makeover, needless to say, I went just slightly HAM.