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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bioderma Sensibio (More than Just Micellar)

Bioderma Sensibio (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Oh how I do enjoy a bit of micellar. When it comes to makeup removal, the magical liquid is an essential product for gentle and effective cleansing. Well, when it's done right. Not all micellars are created equally. While I've tried many, and found a few that do rival the original, Bioderma Sensibio H2O is the gold standard. Created in 1995, the pioneer micellar has been removing makeup for 20 years. It's so popular that one bottle is sold around the world every five seconds. Impressive stats! The Sensibio range is home to more than just micellar though and has recently added two new products to the family. Read on for more info.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What's In My December Julep Maven Box

Julep Maven December (8)::: I bought it / affiliate links :::

You were supposed to be reading this yesterday, but vacation-mode got the best of me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I've been a total laze-about, but I am starting to feel like I should be getting a head start on my January blog schedule. Before I get that enthusiastic, I thought I'd share my most recent Julep Maven shipment. I've skipped over the past months' offerings, but I found myself interested in a couple of non-polish products. Want a look at what I got? Read on!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 68

bbc roundup

  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's Holiday Makeup: Black Smokey Eyes and Luminous Berry Lips
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila has a rave review for the last Ipsy bag of 2015!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Luxury Holiday Gift Guide
  • Color Me So Crazy: I Have Help from Michael Todd for my Winter Lip Problems
  • I Know all the Words: Deep and gorgeous jewel tones for the perfect winter manicure from the Ceramic Glaze Fall/Holiday Collection
  • Beauty by Miss L: The worst beauty products I tried and reviewed in 2015.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: What's new at the drugstore? Stop by to see what's hot now.




  • Thursday, December 24, 2015

    Happy Holidays!

    blog holiday greeting

    A quick little message today. I just wanted to wish each and everyone of you lovelies the happiest of holidays and a wonder filled new year! I had an amazing blog year, which would be pretty lonely without you, my amazing readers. I'll be taking a few days off, but will be doing a bit of sporadic posting before the new year. Check in if you're desperate for a few minutes away from your crazy relatives (not that anyone has those...)


    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    Last Minute Giftables from Lush | Holiday 2015

    Lush Last Minute Giftables::: press sample :::

    I think this is officially the end of my holiday coverage. It's been a busy season, but we made it. With Christmas mere days away, you've likely gotten all of your shopping done, but if you're still in need of inspiration, I've got a few more Lush goodies that are perfectly giftable. From stockings, hostess (or host) gifts, to last minute gift exchanges, you can never be too prepared.

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    Ceramic Glaze Fall/Holiday Collection 2015

    Ceramic Glaze Fall Holiday Collection 2015 (2)::: press sample :::

    A very Canadian post today, with a gorgeous little polish collection from Ceramic Glaze. I think this will likely be the last polish collection of 2015 too. It's been a pretty good polish year, and the Ceramic Glaze Fall/Holiday Collection wraps things up nicely. If you're not Canadian and are thinking "I've never heard of Ceramic Glaze... Have I?" it's because Ceramic Glaze is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart our (aka Canada's) national drugstore. Now, onto the polish!

    Saturday, December 19, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 67

    bbc roundup

  • TheFabZilla: Hollaback Girl. Don't Speak. Luxurious. Oh yes, I got Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette. Full review on the blog!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: LORAC Pink Champagne Eye Shadow/Cheek Palette is a gorgeous must-have limited edition palette for only $19.00!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila has the scoop on the very first monthly brush subscription set from Morphe, #MorpheMe - you get over $30 worth of brushes for $20 a month!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Leelo from Beauty by Miss L loves Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner Duo!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares some last minute small gift and stocking stuffer ideas
  • I Know all the Words: Press pause on the holiday craziness and take a moment for yourself.. Need inspiration? The Holiday Pamper includes my me-time picks.


  • Friday, December 18, 2015

    The Holiday Pamper

    the holiday papmer (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's no secret that the holidays can be stressful, but let's be honest, it's usually women who take on the brunt of that stress. As mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, bffs, and etc. we take on a lot of roles but don't always take time that is fully our own. It's a bad habit, but we all do it. No more! Take back breather and do something for you this season. I just happen to have a few product recommendations that make me time way more enjoyable. Read on!

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Stila Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set | Holiday 2015

    stila eternal love liquid lipstick set (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    No time for chatter today, I'm afraid. I have a very lengthy to-do list and I really don't know if it will possible to get it all done. If I keep thinking about it I'm going to stress myself out more, so let's not think about it and talk about Stila. Yay, Stila! Specifically, I'm going to chat up the Stila Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set. There might also be a few other Stila goodies... Maybe. Read on to find out.


    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Give the Gift of Beauty with Birchbox

    Give the Gift of Birchbox (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I'd like to think I'm pretty creative when it comes to my gift giving, but something I neglected to think of was a good old (but kind of new...) subscription service. Now that they're so common, you can find a service with something for pretty much everyone on your list. While it doesn't offer something to open Christmas morning, it gives the gift of something fun in the mail for a few months. Yay, not just bills! Birchbox is an option for beauty lovers on your list, and I happen to have to show you what you can expect should you gift a friend (or yourself.) Read on for a look!

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    All Things Gifty with The Body Shop | Holiday 2015

    the body shop holiday 2015 (9)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I think I owe The Body Shop an apology, as in the rush of holiday products and sets, I totally forgot about them. Until last week when a pretty sizeable box of their holiday offerings arrived, that is. The Body Shop does the holidays up pretty well as they've always got an assortment of festive gift sets, and options for every price point. This year they've one upped that, as specially selected gifts (winch is almost all of them) also provide a family in Ethiopia with clean water for a day. A nice touch, I say. Read on for a little rundown of what's available.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Charming Holiday Style with Soufeel

    holiday style with soufeel (8)::: press sample :::

    I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, but Christmas is quickly approaching. Panicked? Still looking for gifts? If you happen to have a jewelry lover on your list (or want to add something to your own list) might I suggest Soufeel? I hope you said yes, because that's what I'm going to do. You may have seen my last post about the adorable sterling silver charms and bracelets, but today I have an ever cuter selection of holiday themed Soufeel offerings. Read on for a better look!

    Sunday, December 13, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 66

    bbc roundup

  • Painted Ladies: If you love colorful eyeshadow, you will LOVE the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette. Sheila has swatches and a review.
  • TheFabZilla: You can never have too many neutral palettes because Borghese
  • got something truly irresistible!
  • I Know all the Words: Lacking stocking stuffer inspiration? This, That & Other Stuff Stocking Stuffer Edition
  • will take your stocking game to the next level.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Green Beauty Skin, Body & Hair Care Gift Guide on a Budget
  • Beauty by Miss L: One of my this year's favorite product that works well for nourishing dry lips, sore nose area, cuticles, dry ends of my hair etc etc etc
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison managed to snag the Target Style Glitz & Glam Beauty Box.
  • Check out what goodies she got for $10.
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have AMAZING Eye Dust from NYC New York Color for Your Holiday Parties ... Check it Out....
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need to buy stocking stuffers for the ladies in your house? Check out Stacie's post for ideas.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're in need of some Christmas nail art inspiration, Jessica has you covered with this polka dot look!




  • Friday, December 11, 2015

    Natural Healing with Pure Hazelwood

    Pure Hazlewood 20 inch blue and hematite necklace (3)::: sponsored :::

    Disclosure: I am part of the Pure Hazelwood Influencer Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own
     
    Who likes to be in pain? I'm sure all your hands few up, no? Alternatively who wants to deal with discomfort associated with skin conditions (like enema and psoriasis), arthritis, heart burn, or teething? Okay, you're probably past the teething stage, but still you get where I'm going with this. If you can believe it, there is an all natural option that can aid in all of those issues, and it's as simple as wearing a bit of jewelry. That solution is Pure Hazelwood, but you're going to have to keep reading to find out more...

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    Sephora Collection Colour Wonderland Neutral & Vivid Eyeshadow Palette

    Sephora Collection Colour Wonderland Neutral & Vivid Eyeshadow Palette (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Palettes are nice anytime of year, but the holiday influx means you have plenty of options should you need a new pretty in your life. Wait, does anyone ever need a new palette? Those of use who already have drawers of them know it's not so much a need, but a never ending want. Sephora knows this, and they put forth all of their effort to suck you in with something new. This year, the limited edition Sephora Collection Colour Wonderland Neutral & Vivid Eyeshdaow Palette will give the wants with it's two in one neutral and bright scheme. Read on for a closer look!

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Feeling Fragrant | Holiday Edition

    feeling fragrant holiday edition::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Perfumes are released all throughout the year, but come fall, more and more start popping up. The Holiday Perfume Parade. Totally not a thing, but it could be. Perfume and the ubiquitous perfume set make for easy gift giving, so it only makes sense. Read on for a few new scents with something for every budget.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 7 | Stocking Stuffers for Her

    This That & Other Stuff Stocking Stuffers for Her::: press sample / i bought it / affiliate links :::

    By now you likely have most of your holiday shopping done right? Maybe...? But have you done the best part yet? I'm talking stocking stuffers! I love stockings and the hunt of great bits to, well, stuff in them. In my family, stocking are a mix of fun and random things, chocolate (no stocking is complete without a bit of chocolate) and one bigger gift (usually jewelry.) While I don't have any jewelry in my roundup, I do have a selection of great picks for every type of girl on your list. Ready? You know what to do...

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    Fresh Holiday Gift Sets | Holiday 2015

    Fresh Holiday Gift Sets 2015
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's the season of the gift set. I am a fan of a good gift set, as you usually get a bit more for your money- who doesn't like that? Even if you don't intend on gifting to anyone but yourself, now is the time to take advantage and embrace the set. Today it's all about Fresh and a few of their cute offerings. Interested? Read on for a look!

    Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 65

    bbc roundup
  • Painted Ladies: Makeup tutorial time! Sheila shows you 3 ways to wear a black eyeshadow pencil.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TOM FORD BEAUTY Lips & Boys Lip Color Complete Collection swatched, and a Special Exclusive Gift with Purchase for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Readers!
  • Color Me So Crazy: I've got glitz, glam and lippies from Madam Glam... You need these in your stocking- Ask Santa nicely!
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Is Your Nose a "Master of Sex?"
  • Collective Beauty : Review and swatches of ColourPop Forever Freshman Eyeshadow Collection!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica reviewed 6 of the Orly Color Blast Cinderella nail polishes
  • this week!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shows off her cool-toned makeup created with the Viseart Cool Matte Palette
  • I Know all the Words: The OPI Starlight Collection is here! With eighteen shades there is something for every polish lover (plus glitter! Lots of glitter.)
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: You can successfully cover age spots
  • and discoloration with this technique shared by Stacie.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Pigmented, beautiful and cruelty free, Youngblood Perfect Pair Mineral Eye Shadows. Erika shares her in depth review and swatches.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Pamper your skin with Avon Planet Spa Volcanic Iceland products



  • Friday, December 4, 2015

    OPI Starlight Collection | Holiday 2015

    OPI Starlight Collection (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    *Does new nail polish dance* It feels like it's been a while since the last nail polish collection to find it's way to me, but the OPI Starlight Collection for Holiday 2015 more than makes up for that. With eighteen shades (yup, 18) there is a lot going on, with something for every polish lover. When I started swatching, I realized I actually only had seventeen shades. Somehow Press * for Silver didn't make it into my shipment, so you'll have to look elsewhere to see it. Sorry! Let's take a look at the rest of the bunch. Ready?

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    THEFACESHOP Holiday FOTD

    THEFACESHOP Holiday FOTD (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Something rare today... a good old fashioned Face of the Day! I tend to do many. No particular reason, but when the opportunity came about to create a holiday look with THEFACESHOP products, I was all in. I didn't know what I'd be getting, but I think I did them justice. Read on for a rundown of what I got and how I used it.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    A Winter Wonderland with Mary Kay | Holiday 2015

    Mary Kay Holiday 2015 (3)::: press sample :::

    if you thought these giftables from Mary Kay were all that they had up for offer this year, you thought wrong. I thought that was it, but got a second shipment of holiday goods. Yay! This batch has some great bits to gift and keep, because really, nobody knows what you want better than you. Read on for a rundown!

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Getting Gifty with Sephora | Holiday 2015

    Sephora Holiday 2015 (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's December 1st am I'm feeling the Christmas crunch. I feel like I've still got a ton of holiday content to get out but not a ton of time left. Gahh! I'll get it all in if it kills me, although I'd rather it not come to that, for obvious reasons. Today's helping of holiday giftables come from Sephora, specifically their house brand Spehora Collection, who has been killing it this year. They have some seriously adorable and splittable gift options. Let's not waste anymore time though and get to them. Let's go!

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    Lush Holiday 2015 & #BATHART

    Lush #Bathart and Holiday 2015::: press sample :::

    A double does of Lush coming at you today. Yay! I've got a few bits from this years' holiday offerings (so many greats!) and a few new bath bombs from the #BATHART launch as well. I have to say I've been very into Lush lately and have been wanting three of everything. There is just so much to try. Let's get to the good, yeah? You know what to do...

    Saturday, November 28, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 64

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: L'Occitane Relaxing Lavender Gift Set is the perfect present for everyone on your holiday list who loves lavender. It's an utterly delectable must-have collection!
  • Painted Ladies: Curious about the new ColourPop Creme Gel Colour and Liners? Sheila has a review and swatches.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : This is the season where relaxation is key to joy
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have some KB Shimmer and IT IS GORGEOUS!! You have to see what I am seeing!!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Checkered ombre nails and step-by-step tutorial how to create it.
  • I Know all the Words: Ombre all the things! Sephora did with the Sephora Collection Ombre Obsession Face & Eyeshadow Palettes
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: The Adirondack Winter nail polish collection from Bohemian Polish is a great set to pick up!
  • From My Vanity: this week Katie shared some more information on the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x AND she's hosting a GIVEAWAY
  • to win one!!!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Oh the weather outside is frightful but you can get Holiday Ready Skin with Exuviance, today!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: When putting together gift ideas for makeup lovers, Allison recommends butterLONDON Shadow Clutch and Wardrobe Duos,
  • a customize and portable shadow palette for neutrals lovers!
  • Makeup by Kim Porter: Kim shares with you her thoughts on the OG of micellar waters,
  • Bioderma Sensibio H20


    Friday, November 27, 2015

    Yves Rocher Holiday 2015 | Makeup & Nails

    Yves Rocher Holiday 2015 (11)
    ::: press sample :::

    I know it's only November and I still have the bulk of winter before me, but I am missing the sun already. It gets dark at like 4 o'clock, plus this week has been nothing but dull and dreary. How is a girl supposed to get blog photos done? It's rough, I tell you. You can only get so far with desk lamps, daylight bulbs, and overhead lighting. Complaints over. Time for part two of the Yves Rocher Holiday offerings, featuring some limited edition makeup and nail bits. Lots of nail bits actually... Read on for a look!

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Yves Rocher Holiday 2015 | Bath & Body

    yves rocher holiday 2015 bath and body (3)::: press sample :::

    I look forward to the Yves Rocher holiday offerings every year because they never seem to disappoint. They always offer up an assortment of bath and body items in delicious scents, and really, who doesn't love a tasty scent? There is no shortage of gourmand scents this year with Spicy Vanilla, Candied Orange & Almond, Candied Orange & Cinnamon, and Apple Delight, meaning there is something for just about everyone. Want a scent rundown? Read on!

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Mark Sparkle | Holiday 2015

    mark sparkle holiday 2015 (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    A bit of a late start today, but every time I sit down to get to typing I'm summoned away. I'm excited to say a bunch of holiday stuff arrived, which you'll be seeing soon. I though it was the end of holiday bits, but I thought wrong. Continuing on with said holiday bits, the very glitzy Mark Sparkle fragrance collection. From the eau de toilette, body lotion and soap it's a full on sparkle fest. How festive, right?! Read on for a closer look.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    Sephora Collection Ombre Obsession Face & Eyeshadow Palettes

    Sephora Collection Face and Eyeshadow Palette (3)::: press samples / affiliate links :::

    Let's get serious for a moment.... is it possible to not love a bit of ombre? Really though, who doesn't like it? Sephora Collection knows where it's at and have added the effect to two new, limited edition palettes. The aptly named Ombre Obsession Face and Eyeshadow palette are not only fun to look at, but are also filled with some great product. Want a closer look? I know you do. Read on!

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 63

    bbc roundup

  • Painted Ladies: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick is a luxury lippie that's worth the splurge. Sheila shares swatches of 1975 Red.
  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's review and swatches of LORAC Mega Pro Palette 2
  • + her autumn-inspired makeup
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Interested in thermal nail polish? Jessica has a really lovely white pink to coral one to show you!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for a stunning holiday palette, then don't miss the
  • HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!
  • I Know all the Words: So fresh and clean, but minus the water. Take a dry clean with
  • dry shampoos from Joico, Elizabeth and James, Marc Anthony & Be Delectable
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Luxe Shine Brilliance Lipsticks
  • are described as silky smooth lipsticks with brilliant colour and high shine. Are they really that good?
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need suggestions for holiday gifts? Stacie has a new gift guide on her blog.
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Sephora VIB Sale Haul
  • Never Say Die Beauty: What did you pick up at the Sephora VIB event? Here's Never Say Die Beauty's haul,
  • a mix of practical and splurge items!
  • Color Me So Crazy: A Girl's Gotta Spa and I Have it for YOU on the Blog!!
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing her top 10 Ulta gift set picks for this holiday season on the blog!



  • Saturday, November 21, 2015

    Rebate Zone's Top 50 Beauty Bloggers

    A quick little post today, but some very exciting news... I Know all the Words has been named one of Rebate Zone's Top 50 Beauty Bloggers! I've got some excellent company (including some fellow Canadian bloggers!) Read on to see if any of your favourite blogs made the list...


    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Mustache Lovin' With Cricket

    movember mustache lovin cricket (5)
    ::: press sample :::

    For the past few years now, November has become synonymous with Movember, wherein men grow mustaches to raise awareness for men's health causes. You've heard of it. Cricket (makers of grooming and salon tools) want everyone to be in on the mustache mayhem (not just the boys) and have a few bits to do just that. Read on for more info!

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    The Dry Clean | Dry Shampoo from Joico, Marc Anthony, Delectable & Elizabeth and James

    the dry clean dry shampoo wardrobe
    ::: press sample / I bought it / affiliate links :::

    I love dry shampoo! I admit that I was iffy about it when it first started hitting drugstores and became a staple product. Nay-sayers will ask 'why not just wash your hair?', a valid question, but when you really just need a pick me up on second day hair, why not just go dry? It's quick, easy, and effective. Plus, it's a great way to extend your hair colour, since less washing means you can keep your bold hues fresh longer. There are a ton of options available, and I'm on a mission to try as many as possible. As a good blogger does. I've tested my way through many a can, but today, have three new-to-me varieties and an old stand by (for good measure.) Ready to do dry? Read on!

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    New & Noteworthy from Avon

    Avon New & Noteworthy
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I hope the Avon R&D team is well paid, because it seems like they never stop. Avon is constantly turning out something new. It could be possible to have an all Avon blog, as they really do have such a wide range of products. It's been a while since I've gotten to my Avon pile, so it seemed like a good time to have a bit of an Avon chat. Skincare, nails, makeup, bath and body.... there is a bit of everything, so let's get to it!

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    Nothing but Nails with Formula X

    Nothing but Nails with Formula X::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I seem to have zero attention span today. I set out to finish this post at seven-thirty this morning.... Let's just say a few hours have past since then. I'm here now (for the moment, cross your fingers that nothing else distracts me) so let's get to a gaggle of Formula X bits. Some are from Fall launches and some are Holiday, but they're all kind of amazing. I'm seriously starting to love Formula X. That said, I'm not loving how fast things are disappearing. I've found a few of these items are sold out online (thanks to the sale, I'm guessing) so it might take an in store visit to find them.

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    Onecklace Personalized Jewelry | Name Necklace & Monogram Earrings

    onecklace personalized jewlery handwriting necklace monogram earrings (4)
    ::: press sample :::

    I've mentioned my love of all things personalized before, but I really do get giddy when my name is on something. While my name isn't uncommon now, it kind of was from 1985 through to whenever Party of Five hit it's peak popularity in the 90's. Granted, fans of WKRP in Cincinnati might say otherwise. Shout-out to Jan Smithers' character Bailey Quarters from whom I got the name. Anyway, my name was never on anything growing up, as badly as I wished it was every time I saw a stand of the cheap, yet alluring personalized bits. My adult self still loves a bit of personalization, for which I've got Onecklace. Nothing cheap from them, but they do offer a wide selection of sterling silver and gold jewelry that is totally customizable. Read on for a closer look a my new (and glorious!) personalized pieces.

    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 62

    bbc roundup

  • Painted Ladies: Youngblood Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duos are perfect presents for beauty lovers ... or yourself!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love lip gloss, then Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous Holiday Lip Gloss Set
  • is a must-have this season!
  • TheFabZilla: Beauty with eco-mission. TheFabZilla shares a brand new recyclable lipstick uniquely designed for the modern woman, Sophisticated Rebel
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does Rimmel Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length mascara really work?
  • Color Me So Crazy: Are YOU Ready for a Giveaway and Some Great Skin Products? I Have Them HERE...
  • I Know all the Words: All the bold colour one could ever want (with a side order of neutrals, of course) with the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Platte
  • ProcrastiNails: Katherine's going through some short and sweet beauty sample reviews
  • this week - some were hits and some were misses so be sure to check them all out!
  • Collective Beauty : Day to night makeup with Milani, plus a $500 giveaway!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie has a new favorite mascara. Check out her review here.
  • Friday, November 13, 2015

    Prime & Precleanse with Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer & PreCleanse

    Dermalogica Precleanse and Hydrablur Primer (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    So, I've got these two Dermalogica products (yay!) I'd put them in one post, but they don't really go together. But wait... Maybe they do. Call me crazy, but they kind of do. The Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer covers you for the day, while the Dermalogica PreCleanse sets you up for your evening cleanse. It's kind of the perfect twosome (I said kind of.) Ready? Red on...

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Sleek Makeup 24K Gold Collection

    Sleek Makeup 24 K Gold Collection (7)::: press sample :::

    It's Thursday, and while I'd normally be pleased with the end of another week (and the promise of another weekend, obviously) I know I'm really just closer to more work. I've prepared myself a pretty epic to-do list for this weekend and I'm determined to get through everything. Groceries, errands (yay, the bank! said no one ever) bedding switch overs, laundry, vacuuming, dusting all the things... I'm getting ahead of myself though, since it's still only Thursday, and I have two new Sleek items to get to. Sleek has a new, limited edition, 24K Gold Collection that features, well, a lot of gold. Read on for all the details.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    Savvy Naturalista Mani Mochis

    Savvy Naturalista Mani Mochis (1)
    ::: I bought it :::

    I just broke the edge of my nail... What a way to start a post. Yes, it was on my swatch hand, and yes I was planning on doing a bit of swatching on the weekend. Just my luck. While my nail isn't looking so good (lie, I couldn't keep typing with half a jagged nail, I did go file it) my hands are in pretty good shape. I've been upping my hand cream usage and exfoliating with the adorable Savvy Naturalista Mani Mochis. They're actually more than just a cute little scrub though.... Want to know more? Read on!

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette

    Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette swatches review eye look (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    A new palette! It feels like it's been a while since I've dipped into a new shadow palette... That might not be the case, but I was very excited to dive into the colourful wonder that is the limited edition Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette. It's a very pretty sight. Read on for a closer look and to see my re-creation of one of the looks Kat created.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Getting Gifty with Mary Kay for Holiday 2015

    mary kay holiday 2015 gifts (3)::: press sample :::

    It still doesn't feel like it should be time to talk holiday bits, but it is. Holiday season is upon us and limited edition gifty bits are popping up. While I don't get too Christmas-y until the onset of December, now is a great time to start your shopping. Mary Kay has a few new sets that are perfect for gifting and are so cute, you can almost get away without wrapping them. Want a peek? Read on!

    Saturday, November 7, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 61

    bbc roundup


  • TheFabZilla: What's your favorite look for Fall? TheFabZilla shows her Bronze Eyes and Dark Berry Lips
  • Painted Ladies: Offering smooth, rich color, the Pür Epic Illusion Artist’s Blush & Contour Palette is worth a look!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Hair Styling Tools Gift Guide with lots of treasures for the beauty product obsessed on your list!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison owns more than 20 concealers. A little excessive you say? Here's why she has a well-developed concealer wardrobe.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Magic Effects Molten Metallic nail polish in Gold is a perfect golden microglitter polish for this holiday season.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Looking for Some NEW Metals for Your Lids? Look No Further....
  • I Know all the Words: Stick it has a whole new meaning when you add Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation to your makeup bag.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica reviewed 5 Madam Glam fall nail polishes, and they are definite winners!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Youngblood Cosmetics Holiday 2015 Eyeshadow Duos
  • ProcrastiNails: Ever been curious about dollar store beauty products? This week Katherine is taking a look at 6 surprisingly lovely polishes by Mariposa from Dollarama!
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Chanel Holiday Vamp Attitude Rouge Noir Shadow Review
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Stacie is sharing some of the best makeup hacks this week.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Late to the party but loving the Too Faced Love Eye Shadow Palette, Erika is.
  • Inspirations and Celebrations: Enter To Win $200 of Deluxe Makeup, Beauty Products, and Fashion
  • Collective Beauty : Review and swatches of the BECCA Mineral Blush in Wild Honey
  • From My Vanity: Katie's sharing 5 easy ways that you can revamp and decorate your makeup vanity for fall!




  • Friday, November 6, 2015

    Brush Lust | Sephora Collection Brush Sets

    sephora collection brush lust holiday brush sets::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Who else is glad it's Friday? It is Friday, right? It's been one of those weeks were half of everything I did went wrong. Computer troubles, batches of bad photos, products that I just got that have straight up disappeared online... and those are only the troubles I faced in putting this post together. Living that blogger life isn't always good times. Oh well, I sucked it up, and am ready to chat brushes. Not just any brushes, but some seriously stylish brush sets from Sephora Collection. I tend to be a bit weary of brush sets, because you just never know what type of quality you're going to get, but I can happily report that Sephora does brushes right. Read on for a look at a sampling of their current (and maybe not so current) offerings.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara

    Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Truth: this wasn't supposed to be the post you see today (lashes twice in a row *gasps*) but the universe had other plans so it's the one you get. You don't really mind, do you? I didn't think so. Mascara is a total beauty staple. I think it's safe t say that if you're a makeup wearer, you're a mascara wearer. As much fun as a luxe, designer mascara can be from time to time, I tend to stick with drugstore-type brands because it let's me try them all without going broke. Plus, you can get some really great formulas. A win-win really. When the opportunity came along from Bzz Agent to try Covergirl Lashblast Fusion I was totally game. Want to know how well it fares? Read on!

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    (Faux) Lashes for Days with Kiss

    Kiss flase lashes and glue
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Is anybody happy with their lashes? Most want something- longer, darker, thicker, more curl.. etc. Mascara can get you so far, but sometimes the a girl just needs more. More. MOAR! Ahem, something with a bit more oomph than that of mascara. Times like that call for faux lashes. I don't reach for lashes too often myself, because application can be a pain. Its true, we all know it. Application aside, you can get a really great faux lash on a budget. Kiss does some great varieties from super subtle to va-va-voom volume that are not only easy on the wallet, but also quite natural looking. Read on for a closer look.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation

    make up for ever ultra hd invisible cover stick foundation 115=R230 (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's a brand new blog week, and I'm pretty certain you'll be mildly pleased with what is to come. I say mildly because I don't want you too get too excited. Best to leave you wondering. No wondering about today though, as it's all about Make Up For Ever with one of their newest foundation launches, the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. There might also be a few bonus items... Read on!

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 60

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Beauty Box 5 gets better every month, and the Think Pink box in October
  • was absolute perfection!
  • Painted Ladies: The Redken Blow Dry Collection is Sheila's new hair styling dream team! Find out how you can win a set valued at $70.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Ladylike and bold, Erika loves the Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eye Shadow Palette in Trafalgar. A full review and swatches tell all.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is in love with Osmosis Skincare Colour makeup line. You wouldn't think these strong, long-wearing pigments came from a natural & gentle brand!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: GIVEAWAY亡TRIVECTIN ADVANCED TIGHTENING NECK CREAM
  • I Know all the Words: Get nostalgic with some unique scents from Demeter including Paperback, Lemon Meringue, and Espresso.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Can't get enough of Halloween? Jessica has a holo-ween inspired nail polish collection to show you!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Having problems with extremely dry skin? Selexir Skincare might be the solution for you!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Mani Bombs for my Little Fingers from Lolita Lacquers!
  • From My Vanity: Get inspired with this beautiful fall-themed look that Katie created using the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: How to Get Your Makeup To Last All Night
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Not all beauty boxes are created equal. See one that Stacie thinks is definitely worth it's money.



  • Friday, October 30, 2015

    Michael Todd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment

    Michael Tdd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment (2)::: press sample :::

    Lip balm, oh how I love thee. Saviour of dry lips everywhere, soother of chaps, and really, a beauty staple beloved by all. As much as I love my balms (and I truly do) I've realized there is another way to get lips into the skincare game: lip treatments. Two have come into my life recently (see the other here) but today it's all about the Micheal Todd Cream Lip Treatment. Interested? Read on!

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara + Brow Drama Pro Palette

    maybelline the falsies push up drama mascara (5)
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    This is usually where my intro goes, but you know what? I'm drawing a big ol' blank. I guess that's okay, right? We'll just get right to the business, which includes the new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara and Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette. Ready? Read on!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Red Wine Lips with Arbonne

    Arbonne Red Wine Lips (1)
    ::: press sample :::

    'You see these red wine lips? I didn't dream up this...' I'm borrowing today's post title from Lisa Mitchell, so thanks, Lisa! It popped into my head while editing photos and I just had go with it. It's a perfect paring for all of the lip products I have to chat up today, as everything has a red or berry hue. What is more appropriate for fall than bold shades of berry Read on for a selection of lip goodies from Arbonne including Lip Liner, Glossed Over Lip Gloss, and Smoothed Over Lipstick.