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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit | Medium/Dark

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit Medium Dark  (2)

Everybody's crazy for contouring... Well, not everybody, I'm not much for the whole thing, although, I do enjoy highlight (or strobing as it's been dubbed.) I see the appeal though; a more chiseled look, more prominent contours, but it's an extra step that I can't see myself adding to my everyday makeup routine. That said, there are some great contour kits/palettes available that include everything you should you want to get a a Kim K sculpt (or something a little bit more natural.) Smashbox is one of such brands, who offers up such a kit: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit. They've recently introduced a second shade to their roster for medium and deep skin tones. I'm nowhere near the right skin tone to use it as a contour kit, but I thought I'd show it off for those who are as it's too good to pass up. Ready for a closer look?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Collection

THEFACESHOP chia seed  (1)

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! While we know chia seeds are good for more than those cute little pets, I can't help but think of them every time I think chia. The wonder seed is a nutrition power house as it's high in fibre, protein, calcium, and have more antioxidants than any other whole food (more than blueberries!) Not too shabby. Of course, they're also a viable in skincare, and are the core of THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Collection, which is formulated for dry and sensitive skin types. Interestingly enough, the humble chia seed is capable of absorbing ten times its weight in water. Interested in learning more? Read on!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Maybelline Colour Blur Cream Matte Lip Pencils

maybelline colour blur 05 pink insanity, 10 fast & fuchsia, 20 orange ya glad, 40 my-my magenta  (1)

Matte lips. They're definitely having a moment (a rather long moment, actually) but I've kind of been loving all of the matte options that have been popping up. A girl can never have too many options. Formulas have been re-designed to be much lass drying, and when it comes to the new Maybelline Colour Blur Cream Matte Lip Pencils, are completely different than your average matte. Want to know more? Of course you do...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 46

bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you are a huge fan of BB Creams, then you really need to try L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30! It's absolutely perfect for the summer!
  • TheFabZilla: Want or Need? TheFabZilla dissects Urban Decay Naked Smoky.
  • You decide!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Mud, Mud and MORE MUD From Borghese.. Find Out Why I Fell In LOVE!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: ELF vs. SARA HAPP LIP SCRUB
  • Painted Ladies: For nourished, healthy nails and cuticles, apply a healthy dose of Nail Butter
  • regularly!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty Fashion & Lifestyle Blog: the Advice Sisters have reviewed the brand new I Am Juicy Couture fragrance
  • Chameleon Stampede: Mandy tried Smashbox's best sellers
  • and found some great little staples to keep in her bag.
  • I Know all the Words: The perfect Canadian red lip made easy with Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does MAC False Lashes Extreme Black mascara really works as promised?
  • Fluttering Lashes: With summertime in full swing, stock up on the essential summer beauty buys!
  • Makeuprshutup: Is this a miracle cleanser? Stephanie puts it to the test...
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Ninja Polish Nebula is the sparkly glitter polish you've been looking for!
  • Endlessummer Blog: Save your hands and feet – enter Cheryl Lee MD Cracked Hands & Feet Kit giveaway
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Have you met the LUNA by FOREO? Erika's love for this innovative skin care device is deep and it is real!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Although Allison is obsessed by the Tarina Tarantino packaging, she loves the Eye Dream Hypershadow & created her version of a smokey eye and FOTD
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: What does it take to get a brighter and healthier smile

  • Friday, July 24, 2015

    Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Hydrating Cream

    tves rocher white botanical exceptional hydrating cream (4)

    Last month I got an email from the very lovely Yves Rocher PR people detailing some new (and really innovative) products (stay tuned!) I submitted my request for a few items, but opted to skip one, as I'm kind of up to my eyeballs in skin care at the moment. That one product I was so willing to overlook? A new addition to the White Botanical range, Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Hydrating Cream. I am so happy it was included anyway, because it just happens to be my new favourite moisturizer. Clearly their PR knows what's up with Yves Rocher products. Want to know more? You know what to do...