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Friday, November 28, 2014

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Rich Cream & Serum

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Happy Black Friday, blog fans! Did you shop? Now is when I can get all righteous and say I didn't. Not a single thing. I am planning a pretty big haul for tomorrow though, as it's a bonus redemption day at Shoppers Drug Mart. Canadian ladies know what that means. If you don't, it basically means I get to shop for a bunch of free stuff. I'm at the max level of points (which you collect every time you shop) so I'll be getting $210 of goodies. I'm pretty excited, but, back to what you're really here for- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Rich Cream & Serum. Which are equally exciting and perfect for the winter dry which most of us experience. Read on to find out why!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lise Watier Winter 2014 | Aurora Collection

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Tis the season of the eyeshadow palette. I feel like I've been using something new everyday... Not that that is ever a bad thing; especially when they're as gorgeous as the Aurora Palette from the new Lise Waiter Aurora Collection for Winter 2014. The collection is as stunning as it gets, with the shades and packaging inspired by none other than Canadian Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis.) Read on for a look a the Aurora Palette and  Smokey Kohl Velours.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gwen Stafani for OPI Holiday 2014 | Unfrost My Heart Trio

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Holiday polish! I love polish any time of year, but I do look forward to seeing what is new around the holidays. Gwen is back in partnership with OPI for their aptly named Gwen Stefani for OPI Collection, which includes a pretty large main collection and gift sets. I have the Unfrost My Heart Trio, which features a silver foil and two glitters. Read on for swatches!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bliss Multi-'Face'-Eted All in One Anti-Aging Clay Mask

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Happy Monday, blog fans! Weekend was good, yeah? Mine was far from interesting, but I did get so many bloggy things done. I feel quite accomplished in knowing I have almost a full week of photos not only taken, but edited too... Jealous? I had to pack it in when my batteries died, but still I was pretty pleased with my efforts. On Sunday, I took some time to get in my most recent mask love- Bliss Multi-Face-Edted All in One Anti-Aging Clay Mask- as a bit of a reward. After-all, happy skin is, um... happy skin? I guess... Anyhow, read on!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mary Kay Holiday Sparkle | Holiday 2014 Gift Giving

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Just think of the days before the internet- you had to do all of your shopping in a store. In. A. Store. In a store, and during the most hectic of shopping seasons. No thanks. One way to avoid the messiness that can be holiday shopping is to let Mary Kay help out. The limited edition Mary Kay Holiday Sparkle Collection contains nothing but gift giving gold- and no one here will tell if you pick something up for yourself too. Read on!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yves Rocher Holiday 2014 | Blackberries

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Let's start off on a topic completely unrelated to anything beauty, shall we? There are only two episodes of Sons of Anarchy left. So disappointing. Now, I never intended on watching the show, but got sucked into it, and now I'm afraid I just won't know what to do with myself without it. Okay, slight exaggeration, but it will be missed. Something that's not to be missed though (aren't my segues amazing?) are the limited edition holiday scents from Yves Rocher. We've already seen Pear Caramel (here) so today is all about Blackberries! Read on for a look at the collection.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel | New Shades!

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I've been an A+ student today... In the subject of procrastination. I don't even want to admit how long it took me to actually start this post, but let's just say I could have written it a few times by now. It was just one of those days where everything else was too appealing (and by everything I mean the usual time sucks- Facebook, Instagram, emails... you know.) Not that these new Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamels aren't (appealing, that is.) I love the formula (see my first review here) so I'm quite happy to see two new additions to the range. Read on for a closer look of Iceberg White and Alaska.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fresh Sugar Legends Gift Set

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One thing about the holidays that is both dangerous and undeniably appealing are all the gift sets that pop up- and disappear just as quickly. At the start of the season I usually have a very long list of wants, that gets shorter pretty quickly as nothing seems to stay in stock for longer than five seconds. This year, Fresh has brought out quite a few cute, little gift sets, that are not only perfect for gift giving, but are also great values compared to buying the products individually- meaning you can spoil those on your list and yourself. Win-win, right?! Read on for a closer look at the Fresh Sugar Legends Gift Set.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 20

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  • TheFabZilla: This week I'm sharing makeup techniques I don't do anymore. Why? the answers are here.
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shares an easy eyebrow grooming tutorial and video featuring Paula Dorf 2 + 1 Brows.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is a poetic and delectable nectar of the gods! Learn why!
  • I Know all the Words: Forget looking for the perfect concealer-Find the perfect Concealer Dream Team!

  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

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    It feels like it's been a really long time since my last nail polish post- maybe because it has? But, I've got a few Sally Hansen Miracle Gel shades to share today. I've been testing these for a few weeks now, as I was quite curious to see if theses would last even half as long as promised- two weeks. Huh. Sound pretty good, but is it too good to be true? Read on for my verdict.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Vichy Idéalia BB Cream & Idéalia Eyes

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    I don't mean to alarm anyone, but there is a strange white substance covering the ground... Yup. It snowed. Now, there isn't much- yet, I do happen to live in a snow-belt, so more is eminent- but it does seem like winter is here. Snow isn't so bad, if only it wasn't SO cold... You know? Anyway, onto what you're actually interested in- Vichy Idealia BB Cream and Idealia Eyes Eye Contour Idealizer. Read on!

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Lise Watier Blush Fondant Suprême

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    Oooh, new blush! There is just something so satisfying about dipping into a new blush... You know it. My most recent moment of blush bliss was with the new Lise Watier Blush Fondant Suprême- cousin to their Rouge Fondant Suprême lipsticks if you were wondering why that name seemed familiar. Read on!

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Mark. Fall in Love Colour Swing Mix It Up Eye Palette

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    New music makes me happy. I used to be really into finding new music, but now... Not as much. It just takes so much time, and honestly, who has that? I did finally take the time to have a few moments with the new (new-ish, it came out in May) Lykke Li album (this one.) Slightly different than her other albums, but still distinctly her. So good! Something else that is a little bit different, but also so good, is the limited edition Mark. Fall in Love Colour Swing Mix It Up Eye Palette which was released as part of the Wonder Fleur Colour Collection. Read on for a closer look!

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Concealer Dream Team

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    Once upon a time lip gloss was my most collected item. A time when a stroll through the makeup department was all about colour. A time before undereye circles would appear and ruin my fun. Now, concealer is one of my most hoarded ahem, collected items. You just never know which one could be the one. The One. The one we're all ultimately searching for- perfect coverage, natural finish, and crease free wear. Oh, yeah, that's the one. But does it truly exist? I'm not so sure. What I am sure of however, is the foursome I like to call my Concealer Dream Team. Intrigued? Read on!

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 1

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    I have a new musical obsession. Just one song (this one) but I can't stop listening to it. I have a feeling I'll end up hating it a few days if I keep it on replay much longer, but it's all I want to listen to. You could say it's the official soundtrack of this post and the new 'series' this post represents. I've had a pile of products I wanted to mention, but didn't really think they worked as full reviews on their own. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them, until it became obviously clear- put them all together, duh. Thus, This, That & Other Stuff came to be. My list for this post was getting pretty long, so I decided it was tome to get volume one out to the world. Read on!

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Sothys Winter 2015 Makeup Collection

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    I popped into the drugstore yesterday and was slightly amazed that it had already been transformed into full-on Christmas mode. It just doesn't feel like that time of year just yet, to me anyway, but something that does feel quite right are all of the new collections being rolled out for the winter/holiday season. Sothys has recently introduced a nine piece, limited edition collection inspired by the city of lights- Paris! Read on for a look at a few items!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Mark Wonder Fleur

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    I swear someone crept into my house and fiddled with the clocks. Today has flown by. I was up early and had a pretty good to-do list going, but the day seems to be a lot shorter than I anticipated. But, what can you do, right? Onto what you're actually interested in- the new, limited edition Mark Wonder Fleur Eau de Toilette. Read on for details!

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Tangle Teezer Review & Comparison

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    Oh, the elusive Tangle Teezer... It seems like it's taken forever to make it's way across the pond, but they're here! Ahem, by here I mean North America. I've been so curious about these oddly shaped brushes that British bloggers all seem to love so dearly because my hair tangles like a bi#ch. I have a pretty decent amount of hair in terms of overall thickness, but the texture is fine and it just loves to tangle. I've tried pretty much every tangle banishing brush going, but how do they compare to The Original Tangle Teezer? Read on for my thoughts.

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Clinique A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

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    Happy belated Haloween! Can Halloween even be belated? Well, that's how I'm serving it up, because yesterday's post didn't end up happening. If you need something sweet that isn't in the form of actual sugar, then the product at hand might just be for you- the glorious Clinique A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette! Read on for a closer look.