Friday, December 19, 2014
It looks like this week has had a pattern- skincare, lipstick, skincare, and here we are back at lipstick. It's a fitting way to end the week though as the new Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte lipsticks are pretty fabulous. Read on for a look at Touch of Spice, Lust for Blush, Mesmerizing Magenta and Siren Scarlet.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
You know how some stores put those giant sale tags on the shelves? They're usually bright red or yellow and you can't help but glance at whatever it is that's on sale? Yeah? That's how I ended up with these new Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix products. The sale lured me in and the packing sealed the deal with all kinds of alluring promises liking lifting, firming, plumping, and... all kinds of good 'ings'. Did they deliver? Well, you know what to do.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
So, you've found a lipstick formula that's pretty amazing. Go, you! What could be better... Oh, I don't know, maybe five new shades?! The Lise Watier Rouge Suprême Lipstick range has five new ladies- Stella, who was released with the Aurora Collection and represents our outgoing colour of the year, Radiant Orchid, Kate, Michelle, Emma and Anna. Read on for a closer look at Emma and Anna!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Once upon a time I didn't care much for makeup removal. While I can remember wearing makeup at a younger age, I don't think I have many memories of taking it off. Ahem... Yeah. Those days are long gone, as I am pretty strict about never going to bed with makeup on. I don't do it. Ever. Not that there I times I haven't wished my cat could do it for me- I'd just put my head back on the couch, she'd rub on a little cleaning butter, wipe it off, you know the deal. It wouldn't be perfect, but hey, I wouldn't have to do it. Since that likely won't be happening anytime soon, I do have a nice little combo of products that do get the job done, my Clean Team if you will. Read on for the rundown!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The holidays are a time for traditions and one that always aims to please are the limited edition scents and products from The Body Shop. This year they've created not one, but three- Vanilla Brulee, Frosted Cranberry, and Glazed Apple. The three scents come in a pretty large variety of products including the classics, like body butter and shower gel, but also a new addition with their Bath Jelly. Read on for a rundown on the Glazed Apple offerings...
Friday, December 12, 2014
'Sunshine on my window makes me happy, like I should be..' Sunshine is fine, I guess, but you know what really makes me happy? Eyeshadow. Especially eyeshadow palettes. If you can't get at least a little bit excited by the thought of a new palette, well, then I just don't think we could ever truly get along. Nah, we could, but I'd feel a little sad for you. Of course there is something even better than just a palette... Two palettes, liquid liner and a mascara. Holy trinity move over. Read on for a look at a few new Yves Rocher eye products including the Yves Rocher Quad Eyshadow Suptuous Colour and Volume Elixir Mascara. Oh, and super bonus points if you know what song that quote is from!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Anyone still stressing over gifts? I have to say, since my family doesn't really do gift giving anymore, it's a stress I don't really miss. I kind of miss wrapping though. If I do say so myself, I have some stellar wrapping skills. But, should you need a few last minute gift ideas, The Body Shop has a huge offering of gift sets in all sizes and something to fit every budget. Some are even so cute, you can skip the wrapping paper all together. Read on for a look!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Fragrance! I was tempted to say who doesn't love a new scent in their lives, but that's not true. There are plenty who don't get along well with scents, but I'm not one of those people. I love fragrances/perfumes/scents... whatever you choose to call it, I'm in. While it's not always easy to choose a scent for someone, fragrances do make really great gifts if you know the person you're gifting to. It's also a great time to find a new scent for yourself- or, you know, add to your wish list- as they're are a ton of new ones on the market. Read on for a rundown of a few scents - for him and her, and at every budget - that are worthy of space under the tree.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I think this is the last of this years' Holiday polish. Of course, now that I've said that something else will arrive and I'll be made a teller of non-truths (aka a liar.) Oh well, the Ceramic Glaze Holiday Bling Collection is a good one, and a fitting wrap up to the season. I am missing two shades from this collection, but read on for a look at 24 Karat, Santorini Blue, O Holly Night, Hong Kong Diva and Sexy Stiletto!
Monday, December 8, 2014
Today I heard something interesting on the radio (whist shopping) a Cory Heart rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Wait, was he- meaning Cory Heart (you know, the Sunglasses at Night guy) a thing in the US? Or was he just a Canadian phenomenon? Anyway, it was... interesting. Something else that might just be a Canadian phenomenon is the fantabulous Mark. Eye Dream of Glam Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette. It doesn't seem to be available on the US Avon/Mark site- it currently comes up as 'available soon' but I say it's worth the wait- this is a pretty amazing palette. Read on for a closer look!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Skincare fans, get excited! Vain Pursuits- you remember them, the natural skincare custom-blended for your unique skin's needs people? It comes with your name on the jar, people? Reviewed here? Okay, now that you remember them, the news. They're offering up free personalized hand cream with every gift purchase, starting today. Pretty awesome right?! Have anyone on your list who could use a little skincare upgrade?
Friday, December 5, 2014
I'd like to think that if there is only one time that it's truly appropriate to wear glitter as an adult it's the holidays, well, unless you count on your nails, in which case any time is the right time. That said, an extra dose of glitter is always a good thing come the holidays, and Cirque Colours Live it Up Collection for Holiday 2014 brings all the glitter one could want. Inspired by holiday celebrations and classic dance hits, the collection has something for every glitter lover. Read on for a closer look!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
When online subscription services first became a 'thing' I was all over them. After a while, my interest waned, because there are only so many hair oil samples on person can use before everything seems the same. The main thing missing from so many of subscription services is customization. Sure, you fill out a little survey, but it often seems like no one takes the time to actually do anything with your preferences. There is a another option, especially if you're looking to shake up your skincare routine- Vain Pursuits. Want to know more? You know what to do...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I like to think I have some decent skills in quite a few areas, most days, but one area wherein I have never excelled is hair. I just don't have the hand-hair-eye co-ordination that is required to do much more than a pony tail. Not going to lie, I can mess them up too... Given my spectacular skills I still like to try and branch out, it just has to be easy. Like, super easy. What could be easier than a curler that grabs and twists hair automatically? Actually, that does sound a little scary, but the Kiss InstaWave is easy, and totally not scary. Honestly, if I can do, anyone can. Read on!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
If you're like me, you like to take a little spin around the nail polish section pretty much every time you pass through... well any store that has one. Come January- or sooner, since most stores do put stuff out ahead of time- there will be another reason to stop at the Nicole by OPI section (not that you needed one...) That reason? Eleven new shades! Read on for a look and see which ones might just be repeats.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Happy Cyber Monday, blog fans! Much like I asked on Black Friday, did you shop? I didn't intend to, but I did find a long forgotten Dynamite gift card, so I ended up with a little haul, because there isn't much better than 40% off. Something I hauled a little while ago, are the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints. Well, I had a bit of help as LA Girl isn't that easy to find in Canada, but still. Read on for a closer look at Whisper, Elude, Whimsical, Blushing and Seduce.
Apps, we all use them and there is constantly something new and amazing to make life that little bit easier. The brains that brought you Bellashoot now have an app! What's Bellashoot, you say? Simply put it's a site that's kind of like Pinterest, in the sense that it allows you to share and images and links, but Bellashoot is all beauty. From nails, hair, skincare to makeup tutorials you can find in on Bellashoot. The app allows you to take everything you love about the site with you on the go. Read on all the details!