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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fresh New Lush for Summer 2014

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Aww yeah! New goodies from Lush to see you through the Summer. Six new products have been added to the Lush catalog to be exact- ooh, have you seen the new Lush catalog? Its amazing! Anyway, today I have two fruity products in the form of D'Fluff Shaving Soap and Magnificent Soap. Read on!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Optimera Day & Night Cream

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As much as I love skincare, there are times when I loose my excitement for new products. You know? It's like, what can be done that hasn't already been done, and who is going to come make my bathroom bigger so I can fit everything in? I might have been thinking something like that when I started using Optimera Day & Night Cream, but then I started seeing results and was much happier about the future of skincare. Read on for more info!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush & Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner

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It just so happens that on my very long 'to blog' list, I had a liner brush and a gel liner, which may as well be the peanut butter and jelly of the makeup world. Maybe? What I mean is they go together so well, it only makes sense that they share a post. The specific items getting all lovey-dovey are the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush and Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner. Read on!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick

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It seems like I've jumped from the polish train right into the lipstick train, as I've got another lipstick post for today. Much like nail polish, who can deny themselves a few new lipsticks? Mary Kay has recently introduced ten new shades to their True Dimensions range, and I think most lipstick lovers will want to add a few to their stash. Read on!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick

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Who can get through the drugstore makeup section without at least one lipstick landing in their cart? I doubt many hands just flew up... Get ready to add a few more tubes to your stash, because the new Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick are F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Read on!

Nail Polish Canada Great Polish Giveaway 2014

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Get excited nail polish fans! Nail Polish Canada (and a whole host of sponsors) is giving away a massive collection of nail polish. The prize currently includes 110 shades, but that number is growing day by day until it reaches the max 200 shades. Who wouldn't want 200 bottles of amazing polish hand picked by the people who know polish best- bloggers that is. I've selected a shade too, so read on to see my selection and how you can enter!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Runway Trends Collection 2014

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I think today is going to be an all nail type of day- checks schedule again- It's definitely going to be an all nail day. I'm swimming in new polishes, and I totally don't mind. Up first are a selection of designer created shades from the Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Trends Collection from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure range. The limited edition collection is divided into three categories- Dark Illusions, Pastel Chic, and Havana Brights, meaning there is bound to be something for everyone. Read on!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 15

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  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda takes us through her updated hair routine, with tips on curly hair care!
  • TheFabZilla: Lipstick Files: Kathryne investigates Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Orchid 505, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Plum 604, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Pink 503. Love or leave?
  • Endlessummer Blog: Adventuress - skin care that takes on the elements.

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014

    CLOSED MAC Gift Card Giveaway

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    You may have noticed a few changes in the frequency of my updates, and my scaled back social media presence... or maybe you didn't. Anyway, I've been navigating through some life changes and, as life often does, has gotten between me and my blogging schedule. While I have no plans of calling it quits, my blogging schedule might be a little bumpy for the next... well who knows how long. During a reflective time, I realized I's been blogging for almost four years... Four! I say almost because I had no idea what I was doing for pretty much that whole first year. What better way to celebrate four years than with a pretty awesome giveaway? Read on to enter!

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Nail HQ Growth Treatment & Ridge Filler

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    I'm pretty rough on my nails. Sure, I try not to be, it's just that they're so convenient, what with them being right there on the end of ones fingers. I've narrowed down my nail atrocities to two main forces. Half the damage is from me trying to get through packing tape- it's sticky and never tears where you need it to- and the other half is usually from me picking at chipped/peeling nail polish and end with thin, delicate nails. While a fresh coat of polish can hide some of the damage, it's better to actually do something about it. That's where Nail HQ comes into play, specifically Nail HQ Growth Treatment and Ridge Filler.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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    When it comes to makeup application, I've tried pretty much everything at one point or another- fingers, cosmetic wedges (sponges), imitation Beauty Blenders, and pretty much every type of brush. I tend to use a buffing brush most often, but I'm always open to something new. My most recent 'something new' comes in the form of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The verdict? Well, for that you're just going to have to read on!

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Be Delectable Coconut & Cream and Lemon & Cream Trios

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    A small list of things that make life better:
    • Things that are cute.
    • Things that smell good.
    • ...
    I do believe I mentioned that it was a small list. A third thing could be Cake Beauty because, I've yet to be disappointed by any of their products. Well, until Be Delectable came about but was only available in Target stores. I happen to live nowhere near a Target, but now I don't have to as the brand is now available at a few more locations and online from That's where I recently spotted the brand and jumped on the Be Delectable Trio in Coconut & Cream and Lemon & Cream. Read on!

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection

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    Sally Hansen has been keeping me busy with a plethora of new collections lately. I don't really mind though, because really, what polish addict can resist a few new Sally Hansens? The new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection features eight Summery pastel shades reminiscent of sun bleached shades of a quaint little seaside town.

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Avon Moisture Surge

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    While the Summer offers us dry-skinned folk a bit of a break, we still need to get a little hydration every now and then. The thing is, the last thing anyone wants on a hot, humid, oh-my-god-I-think-I'm-melting, day is a slathering of a heavy, thick moisturizer. It's just not comfortable. It just so happens that a few of Avon's newest body care options are not only moisturizing, but also light weight and totally Summer appropriate. Read on!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection Swatches

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    It's a double nail polish post kind of day apparently as I've got a three of the six new, limited edition Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Kaleidoscope Collection Polishes. I actually never knew Insta-Dri had collections... It just seemed like new shades popped up every now and then. Now I know. Read for a look at Glow With It, Love Train, and Purpelling.

    #JulepJuly | Juelp Swatch Party

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    I love a good alliteration every now and then, as does the Canadian Beauty Bloggers it seems, as they've deemed July #JulepJuly. I just happened to have a few Julep polishes just waiting to be swatched. Read on to see Saaya, Jules, Ramona, Paulette and Iona in action!

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 14

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  • Slashed Beauty: Ever wonder what the difference between eyeshadow primer and base is? Miranda has the answer!
  • Endless Summer Blog: Elena shares her favorite perfume - luxurious, feminine and unique Jimmy Choo Eau De Toilette.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: PurseN Tiara Jewelry Cases in Jet Setter, Vacationer & Weekender are perfect for traveling, but are great as stylish and organized at-home jewelry boxes too!
  • Beyond Beauty Lounge : Get soft, silky, smooth skin with Tatcha's Soothing Silk Body Butter

  • Friday, July 4, 2014

    Avon CC Colour Corrector Cream & Pencil

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    You know you're reading a good book when all you're thinking about is getting back home to read it. I spent the bulk of today itching to get back to my book- this one if you're interested. Buuut, I have managed to pull myself away long enough to get to this post featuring Avon CC Colour Correcting Cream & Pencil. Read on!

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Mary Kay Bronzing Powder

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    Bronzer is a product that I have found to be quite confusing in the past- well, maybe not confusing, so much as perplexing. I'm fairly pale and have a rounder face, so I didn't ever think bronzer would be something I'd reach for as I don't care how pale I am or how thin my face looks- brozner can't be that magical... can it? Of course, my mind has since changed. Mainly because I found a brozner I love- funny how a great product can do that. I've since found another great addition to my new bronzer stash in Mary Kay Bronzing Powder.

    LaCoupe Orgnx Coconut & Macadamia Oil Collection

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    While Canada Day is a day (or two) behind us it never hurts to give a little love to a Canadian product or two- three actually, but who's counting? The product happens to be the ah-mazingly scented- seriously, it's so good!- LaCoupe Orgnx Coconut & Macadamia Oil Collection featuring shampoo, conditioner and an intensive repair treatment (aka a mask.)

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Canada Day Beauty

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    Happy Canada Day! I know, a lot of you reading this aren't Canadian, but just for day we can look the other way and pretend that you are. Now that that is settled, I thought the most fitting way to celebrate the 147th birthday of my home and native land was to showcase a few of my favourite homegrown beauty brands and products. Got your double-double? Read on!