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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel

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It's been a while since we've seen a new polish collection from Avon, but for Fall they have not one, but two that are quite promising. One being Stardust polishes, which are multi-textured glitters (expect swatches soon!) and Metallic Effects, a five piece collection of chrome like shimmers. Read on to see Icy Purple, Copper Gleam and Jade Reflections.

New! Mark. Bath & Body

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Mark has had a range of bath and body products for a while now, but recently they've changed up their packaging- changed some formulas too, and added a new addition to the line up for good measure. Hurrah for new bath and body goodies! Read on for the full rundown!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stila Skincare | Undercover Conditioning Toner & Moisture Prep and Glowing Reviews Gentle Skin Renewing Scrub

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Did you know Stila did skincare? I didn't. At least I don't think I did... If I did it was a tidbit that I happened to forget. That said, I was pleasantly surprised to receive Stila Undercover Conditioning Toner & Moisture Prep and Glowing Reviews Gentle Skin Renewing Scrub. Read on for more info!

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 17

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Love blotting papers? Then TATCHA Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are a must try-- they are PERFECTION!
  • TheFabZilla: This week, TheFabZilla shows her own take on jewel-tone eyes, one of Fall 2014 makeup trends.
  • Icy Nails: Erika reviewed the LORAC Pro 2 palette. Was it love? Come find out.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Estonian flag inspired nails
  • Color Me So Crazy: Have you seen the Sally Hansen Color Foil polish? Check them out here!
  • Fabulous Awesomeness: Want to look radiant? Check out Mina Slater's review + swatches of Gleam by Melanie Mills!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is over the moon about her hydrated fuller lips from City Lips plus a great discount!
  • I Know all the Words: Take glitter to the next level with OPI Desginer Series Tourmaline and Titanium

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    Designer Series by OPI 2014 | Tourmaline & Titanium

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    It's a pretty awesome time of year, my blog reading friends! What time of year? OPI Designer Series time! How can you not get at least a little bit excited about two new, sparkly polishes with a new finish to match? Read on for a closer look at Tourmaline and Titanium.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Avon Mega Effects Mascara & Liquid Eyeliner

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    After almost two years, I've finally learned how to use my camera! Well, use it better. No, this post does not include my newly learned skills, but it did push me to learn how to use all those little buttons on my camera. I've been quite unimpressed with how my camera has been functioning the past few weeks- so frustrating taking photos that look fine in the display but are lackluster on screen. I contemplated an upgrade, but it turns out my issues might have been more user than camera related.

    Anyway, back on topic, yes? Avon has recently released a Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner to go along with their massively popular Mega Effects Mascara. I've been using both and am kind of in love! Read on!

    Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish x Rita Ora Capsule Collection

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    Is Rita Ora really that popular? Maybe I should crawl out from under my rock a little more often, because I really didn't know she was... Regardless Rimmel seems to be pretty fond of her as she's partnered with them to create the Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish x Rita Ora Capsule Collection. I have three of the six shades, so read on for swatches!

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Makeup by One Direction | Up All Night Collection

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    Okay, so One Direction isn't really my thing, but I totally won't judge if they happen to be yours. I'll admit I might have shed a tear when I saw their video for 'Story of My Life' (I blame hormones, okay? The bit with the missing grandparents got to me.) Anyway, often times I assume sets like this are going to be a bit gimmicky and that the quality of the products will be lackluster as such. You know, hook 'em with the 1D aspect and forget about the actual product, but after trying everything, I'm kind of impressed. Read on for a look!

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour - New Shades!

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    Happy Tuesday, blog fans! You were supposed to be reading this yesterday, but that didn't end up happening... It was such a nice day here- after a few too many days of rain and cold- that I spent the bulk of the day off running errands and what not that this post didn't quite get finished. Bad blogger, but, it's ready for viewing now and it does include some pretty fab new additions to the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour Range. Read on for a look!

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Bedtime Beauty with Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa & ProEven Night

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    The nighttime is the right time, especially when it comes to skincare. We all know sleep is vital to keep us healthy and happy- or at the very least a non-murderous-crabby-pants ( I don't do so well when I don't get my full eight hours...) But, our skin needs it's down time as well. While we're off in dream land, our skin is at work repairing, regenerating, and a whole host of other 're' words I'm sure. That said, it only makes sense to give skin everything it needs so you can wake up with the gorgeous complexion of your dreams- see what I did there? Two overnight products I've been loving are Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa and Vichy ProEven Night. Read on for the 411!

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Avon Super Shock Brights Mascara & Electric Lip Gloss

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    Today is just one of those days... the kind where snuggling up with a good book, a cat, and a cup of tea is almost too appealing. It's been quite cool and rainy here and has me hankering for Fall weather, although it probably isn't such a good idea to jinx an early Canadian Fall as they tend to lead to an early Canadian Winter, and nobody wants that. Anyway, enough about Fall, it's still the season for brights, and Avon has brought us just that with two new, limited edition launches- Avon Super Shock Brights Mascara and Avon Electric Lip Gloss. Read on!

    Firmoo Review | Style #F038

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    I swear I got an early start blogging today... Okay, so early isn't the best word, but I was on schedule to get quite a lot done this evening until the sky darkened and then made some pretty threatening noises and everything went kaput. So, I got a bit of a break. Now that the life-force- wifi, that is- is back I can get onto these glorious new glasses from Firmoo. Read on for a closer look!

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 16

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Does the New Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Liner in Obsidian live up to the hype? No, it's so amazing that it exceeds it!
  • TheFabZilla: Is it love this time for NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Cassiopeia?
  • My Highest Self: New Contributor Kristina shows off a bright red balm from Rimmel!

  • Friday, August 8, 2014

    Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather - Chocolate Suede & Vintage Plum

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    When it comes to cream eyeshadows and the drugstore there really aren't many great options other than Maybelline Colour Tattoos. They've got a great formula and Maybelline obviously know how to hook us because they keep rolling out new shades. I didn't expect to see the new Maybelleine Colour Tattoo Leather shades available in Canada so soon, but they're here and even better news- they're permanent! I picked two up in Chocolate Suede and Vintage Plum. Read on!

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Ceramic Glaze Island Paradise Collection

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    Summer Brights! I have to admit I haven't worn many super bright shades this Summer, but the Ceramic Glaze Island Paradise Collection has got me feeling the super saturated, vivid hues. Colour lovers get ready... 

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo-Op Eyeshadow Palette

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    When comes to eyeshadows, I'm all about palettes. A good one has everything you need in one place and take up so much less space than singles. Plus, they just look so damn fine- shadows of every colour and texture all lined up *drools* Oh, yeah. That said, I do try to contain myself (you know, in not hoarding every palette) but when I spied the new Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo-Op Eyeshadow Palette I knew it was going to have to be mine. Not convinced? Read on to see it in it's full glory!

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Avon Nail Art Design Strips- Summer 2014

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    Nail strip fans- well, specifically fans of Avon Nail Art Design Strips- have something to be excited about... New designs to see you through Summer! There are four new designs, and I have three, including Floral Fever, Daydream and Sun Worshiper. Read on!

    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Moroccan Spice Market Collection

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    It's another nail day- sorry to the non-nail lovers, but I seem to knee deep in everything nails. First up is the last of the new batch of Sally Hansen shades I've bee working my way through, with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Moroccan Spice Market Collection. Read on for all the details and of course, swatches!

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Nordic Collection by OPI Swatches

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    It still feels a tad too early to be talking Fall collections- Canadians know not to jinx the cold weather too soon- but it seems it has to be done... At least for the Nordic Collection by OPI. I've got three shades from the rather large twelve piece collection- Going My Way or Norway?, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, and Skating on Thin Ice-Land. Read on!

    Yves Rocher 2014 Summer Collection

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    While Summer is obviously still in full swing in the real world, it's actually coming to an end in the beauty world as Fall collections are already arriving (eek!) The time goes, where? I thought it was about time to get to the Mediterranean Sea inspired collection that is Yves Rocher 2014 Summer Collection before it disappears for good- you know, since it's also limited edition. Read on!