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Monday, December 30, 2013

make up for ever holiday 2013 glitter


Glitter! It's something that I don't really have much of an opportunity to wear, nor is it something I often think of using, but there is just something about the holidays- especially New Year's- that just aren't the same without a little bit of sparkle. Make Up For Ever totally understands this, as they've introduced a new shade of glitter as part of their Holiday 2013 Collection Midnight Glow. It's shiny, sparkly and super fun! Read on to see how I incorporated it into an easy yet glitzy eye that is perfect for New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

happy holidays!


With Christmas Eve upon us, I'd like to take a second to wish everyone the merriest of moments this holiday season and thank you for making my blogging year amazing! It sounds a little sappy to say, but without all of you lovely ladies reading I'd be nowhere.

If you get a little stressed over the holidays and need a moment of 'me time' I will be blogging. I have a bunch of comments to catch up with and some of the new OPI Gwen Stefani and Carrie Underwood Nicole By OPI collections ready for swatching. A Make Up Forever New Years look- with glitter! And a little LORAC giveaway... Maybe? A Pro Palette? Whaaaat? Stay tuned!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

idc trilogy mask


One shopping day left. Just one!

Normally, you'd have to pay me (a lot) to go to mall the day before Christmas, but I'll be joining all of the last minute shoppers tomorrow. Not for gifts, but I do have to pick up a few parcels at the drugstore- my designated postal outlet is in Shoppers- and get a few groceries. I plan on going super early in the morning to avoid the rush. Hopefully my plan works? If the blogging ceases to resume, assume the worst.

At least I know my skin will be radiant and glowing- because you know that is totally a must have when . You see, I've fallen hard for a little face mask from IDC. Their Trilogy Mask to be exact. It's more than a mask... it's amazingn-ess in a tube! For serious, but read on just in case you don't believe me yet.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

mary kay vanilla sugar satin hands pampering set


Some things are synonymous with winter- the holidays, glistening snow, cozy nights in... oh, and of course dry skin. I don't know about you, but come winter, I find that if it has skin on it, it's likely dry. Cold, winter air just sucks the moisture out of anything it touches. Mary Kay wants to help you beat Jack Frost and has put together a rather ingenious little set in the form of their Vanilla Sugar Satin Hands Pampering Set. Read on for more info!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

yves rocher holiday 2013- folk passion and cacoa collections


The holidays seem to be creeping up on me... With only six days to go, I've realized I still have quite a few holiday related posts scheduled. Uh-oh. Not all hope is lost though- shop now and enjoy it after the holidays! A post-holiday present is never a bad thing. Or, you could always splurge on a little expedited shipping, which would totally be worth it when you see Yves Rocher Folk Passion and Cacao Collections. Read on!

kushyfoot flats to go & fleece lined trouser socks


It's that time of year when there seems to be an endless pilgrimage from one house to another. For gift drop offs, get-togethers, holiday visits or full on parties there is always somewhere to be during the holidays. Now, this will differ depending where you call home, but in most parts of Canada the holidays also come with a side order of white stuff- aka snow. It's cold, it's wet and it can be totally messy and not all that fun to deal with, especially when it creeps up your legs and into your shoes. Luckily, there's Kushyfoot! Now, they can't melt all the snow- unfortunately- but they do have two products that can defiantly be helpful this time of year. Read on!

Monday, December 16, 2013

notd: holiday cheer


 Only nine days until Christmas! Are you ready?

My family isn't really doing gifts, so I can say yes, I am pretty much ready. I have a bunch of cards to mail tomorrow ( I know, totally last minute) and have to pick up a few small gifts- boxes of chocolates for neighbours and those 'just in case' last minute gifts, but other than that, I'm pretty much set. It's quite nice not having to rush around, but I love shopping so I do miss it just a bit. Since I haven't shopping, I did spend a few minutes dressing my nails with some festive flair. Read on for a look!

clarins eye quartet mineral palette | 11 forest


Today was a pretty great day- I shoveled my front path, okay that wasn't so great, but it had to be done. I made some pumpkin brownies, which are amazing! Just two ingredients too- pumpkin and cake mix. I took a nap, as one does after spending the morning freezing in the cold and now I get to tell you all about Forest a new addition to the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette line up.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

color club halo hues- cosmic fate


I went on a bit of a nail polish pause; I just wasn't feeling many of the collections that were coming out. That didn't stop me from browsing though, and when I found myself browsing Nail Polish Canada late one night, I ended up with a few shades in my cart. Oops? One happened to be Color Club Cosmic Fate from their popular Halo Hues collection. The idea of a peachy holo just wasn't something I could pass up. Read on to see why!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

sothys hydra glide lipstick and eyeliners


So, embarrassing blogger moment- I was setting this up earlier but was too tired to finish it. I thought I'd saved it, but I think I posted it. Just pictures and the gibberish I use while formatting subtitles. I guess some of you got a preview of the photos!

As for the post, I have a few Sothys products to chat about- Sothys Hydra Glide Lipstick, Intense Look Eyeliner, Graphic Kohl Liner, and Mineral Powder Eyeliner to be exact. Read on!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

lush holiday 2013


Today was a total snow day- seriously, I couldn't see across the street- so I spent the day catching up with photos and inadvertently spending a few hours browsing the Lush website. I was only supposed to be getting sizes and prices of the goodies you'll see below, but they've got so much holiday stuff I got side tracked. If you're still looking for gifts, Lush has got you covered. Read on for a few ideas to get you started!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

philosophy spiced gingerbread cookie 3-in-1


Quick; there are only 15 days until Christmas!

Did that startle you, because it's true, and since today is almost over, it's actually only 14 days away. If you're still struggling with gift ideas, this new scent from Philosophy might just tick a few boxes- it would even make a very nice stocking stuffer- and the holiday scent of Spiced Gingerbread Cookies isn't half bad either.

*closed* nicole by opi modern family giveaway


The holidays are all about friends, family, food and, let's be honest, gifts! Of course, as they say, giving is better than receiving and I think I agree... I've been given the chance to make the holiday wishes of one reader come true with a bunch of polishes from the Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection! Read on to see what's up for grabs and how to enter!


Monday, December 9, 2013

notd: subtly snowy


When I set out to change up my nail colour, I had two colours in mind- red or white. Red is good, especially for this time of year, but while rooting around for my favourite red- China Glaze Phat Santa- I had a light bulb moment. SNOW! I ditched the reds and started rounding up whites and glitters to create something snowy. Read on to see what developed!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

mark. holiday 2013 part 2


There are only 20 days left to get your holiday shopping done... Stressed yet?

I have done a teeny bit, but I really don't have much to do as my family doesn't really do presents anymore. We're all adults and can buy our own crap. That said, we do still exchange the odd little thing, because, well you have to have at least one thing to unwrap. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a beauty fan on your gift list mark has you covered with a sleigh-full (see what I did there?) of super cute items sure to please.

Miss part one? Find it here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

maybelline colour sensational colour elixir liquid lip balm


It's that time again... new lip product time!

Liquid lip balms seem to the be the next big thing, well, maybe. A few brands have introduced them, but I suspect more will follow suit. So far, Maybelline's Colour Sensational Colour Elixirs seem to be the most popular, and after trying them, I can totally see why. Read on!

shopstyle.ca editor's picks- very merry berry


Love to shop? Ugh, yeah... stupid question isn't it? I think, given the right shopping situation, that everyone can enjoy shopping in some form or another. Thanks to our beloved modern technology it's easier than ever. Gone are the days of schlepping to a crowded mall, searching for hours only to find every size but your own. No thanks. I'd rather snuggle up at home- preferably in some sort of pajama- and browse to my heart's content. So much better, right? But -yes, there is a but- sometimes it's hard to know where to start, a little inspiration is what I need to warm up before a shopping session. That's where ShopStyle.ca comes into play!

Monday, December 2, 2013

essie full steam ahead


Happy December, everyone!

While it's technically still Fall, the ever-growing heaps of snow say otherwise. When it comes to winter nail polish, I like to switch up my deep shades with cool wintery shades like pale, icy blues and lilacs. Who says a pastel is only meant for Spring? 

avon gilded treasures makeup set


So, you know the makeup kits and cases that always appear around the holidays? Yeah, those. You'd think any beauty fan worth their blushes would have had at least one at sometime in their lives, right? Wrong. Somehow. I've gone twenty-some-odd years and never had one. Until now, and it may just be the glitziest one ever created. Just in time for the holidays Avon brings us the Gilded Treasures Makeup Set. Read on for the 411!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

cnd vinylux weekly top coat


Want to know something? It's something that pains me to admit, but, here goes... Nail polish hates me. It's a sad truth. I've yet to find any combination of base coat, polish, and top coat that lasts on my nails. It doesn't seem to matter how well I prep or what brand products I use; after a day or two polish starts to lift and or chip off of my nails. It's beyond annoying. You can see why I was both excited and skeptic of CNDs new Vinylux products which claim to make polish last seven days or longer. Does it work though? Read on for my results!

clarins joli rouge lipstick- spicy cinnamon


It's a dismal day here complete with gray skies and blowing snow. It's making me want to crawl back into bed, watch a movie and take a nap. BUT, I won't, because I've one gem of a lipstick to show off today, in the form of Clarins Joli Rouge in Spicy Cinnamon. If there's anything better then a cozy, Sunday afternoon nap, it might just be a Joli Rouge lipstick! Read on!