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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nicole by OPI Coca Cola Collection

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New nail polish! Nicole by OPI has recently colab-ed with Coca Cola to bring us six new shades. The Nicole by OPI Coca Cola Collection features shades inspired by classic Coke and some of it's brand friends (think Sprite and Fanta.) If I'm going to drink cola, it's going to be Pepsi (sorry, Coke!) but this collection is home to some pretty cute shades. Read on for a look!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara

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Mascara Monday? Don't mind if I do, especially when it's a new addition to the Make Up For Ever family. What better way to start the week than with a new mascara? I think Mondays would be much more likeable if they came with mascara. Someone should make that a thing, yeah? Since that likely won't be happening anytime soon, get yourself a tube of Make Up For Smoky Stretch,it will definitely make Monday mornings a little brighter. Read on for more info!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 30

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Tom Ford Beauty Favorite Lipsticks are Back | Black Orchid, Moroccan Rouge, Pure Pink, Smoke Red, Negligee, Twist of Fate, Black Dahlia and First Time!
  • TheFabZilla: Check out why Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint Powder Duo is TheFabZilla's fave purchase for March!
  • Painted Ladies: Is the City Color Contour Effects Kit a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit? Sheila gives you the run down.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Colorful spring makeup
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for the perfect nude pink lip color? Urban Decay has your lips covered with The Ultimate Pair Naked set at a bargain price!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison got to try out YSL Mascara Faux Cils. Find out whether or not it's a keeper!
  • I Know all the Words: Get a calorie free sugar fix with the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need some new spring polishes? Jessica has the Wet N Wild Silver Lake collection to show you!
  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

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    Now entering Palettetown! I love almost everything in palette form- I say almost because I don't really like lip palettes- chuck anything else in one though and I'm one happy blogger. The palette up for discussion is the adorably chocolatey, Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. Semi-Sweet carries on the chocolate lovin' theme that we saw with the original Chocolate Bar Palette, but this time with deeper, warmer, caramel based shades.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 5

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    Another round of This, That & Other Stuff, because... Why not? This volume is filled with quite a few awesome products- one is so good it's already eligible for inclusion in an empties post- and is one of the most colourful yet. No drawn out intro required, so read on!

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Mary Kay Eyeliner & Endless Performance Foundation

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    I love pretty much every type of makeup, but I think most can agree we all have staple items, the products we use ever single time we apply our faces. Two of such staples, for me anyway, happen to be some sort of base, like foundation, and eyeliner in one shade or another. That said, it only made sense to pair up these two new releases from Mary Kay- the simply named Eyeliner and Endless Performance Creme-to-Powder Foundation. Read on!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Sothys Beach & The City Collection | Spring Summer 2015

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    I'm currently wearing thick fuzzy socks, a sweater, and drinking the hottest tea physically possible. It's cold; I'm cold. It might officially be spring, but Winter is holding on for dear life. To get in a warmer mindset, to go along with the warmer weather that should arrive (anytime now would be very much appreciated) I suggest a fake it, till you make it approach. One way, is to take a little trip via makeup. The new Sothys Beach & The City Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 transports you to warmer days, where less is more. The collection is based on such motto, with sheer shades than can also be built up for more intensity. Read on for a look at a few gems...

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

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    Since it's Monday, and that marks the start of a new week, you've likely just painted your nails- if that's the type of thing you're into- Am I right, or at least close? Sunday nights are usually nail nights for me as I like to start the week off with fresh nails. It's not very often I end the week with the same nail colour though, as most nail polish chips pretty easily on me, and I have a very low tolerance for chipped nails. Something that always piques my interest is the new wave of 'gel-effect' polishes that claim to provide a gel like shine with extended wear without the need to cure under a lamp or soak off. Sounds perfect, right? OPI has recently released their own take with OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System. Does it withstand ten days wear which OPI claims it can? Read on to find out...

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 29

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  • TheFabZilla: Buy or skip? TheFabZilla reviews the newly-released Dior Diorskin Nude Air
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Mineral Fusion Lipsticks in Molten, Burst, Alluring, Flashy and Tempting are gorgeous ultra-pigmented must-have gluten-free lipsticks!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Red Coat Tuesday is Counting Down to it's Finale!! Who is A??
  • Painted Ladies: Enter to win a limited edition POND's Vanity Case designed by Jonathan Adler PLUS a $200 Jonathan Adler gift card!
  • I Know all the Words: Floral themed shades and a dreamy formula with Avon Ultra Colour Indulgence Lip Colour
  • Beauty by Miss L: Red glitter nails for #RedCoatTuesday
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Spring has sprung and new nail polish collections with it! Check out Finger Lickin' Lacquer's newest nail polishes.
  • BeautyTidbits: A fragrance that smells like spring in a bottle? Spring it on!

  • Friday, March 20, 2015

    Beauty by the Book

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    Get your reading glasses, we're getting book-ish. I've been a book lover for almost as long as I can remember and a beauty fan, but for quite some time never thought to connect them- beauty books! I'm not quite sure how I missed the opportunity to to fill my bookshelf with beauty books, but there is a fairly large selection of makeup and beauty books available. Today, I've got a small selection covering makeup, beauty, and nails- yes, nails too!

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

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    Think fast- how many neutral palettes call your makeup collection home? Probably a few... I know I've got a fair few, but there is just something so covet-able about a palette full of gorgeous, super wearable neutrals. What could be better? Neutrals with a twist. Oh, and chocolate! Too Faced has given palette fans just that with their super adorable Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. Read on!

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Essie Top Coat Comparison

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    Confession: I have a drawer full of top coats. Of course I have my favourites, but how do you know what you love if you haven't played the field at least a little bit? Not a line you want to hear from your significant other, but in this case, so true. I've tried my share, and have a handful of go-tos that I reach for depending on the nail situation (at hand *insert rim-shot*) In my accumulation of top coats, I noticed an Essie trend and thought, why not do a little compare and contrast. Save you the leg work should you be on the fence regarding your Essie options. Let's go!

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Avon Ultra Colour Indulgence Lip Colour

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    Aww yeah, new lipstick ahem, lip colour. Let's be honest though, it goes on your lips, it's in stick form.... Soooo? Whatever you want to call these- throughout this post I'll most likely call them lipstick- the new Avon Ultra Colour Indulgence Lip Colour are pretty fabulous. Avon tends to do lipstick pretty well and these certainly don't disappoint. Read on for a look at Honey Flower, In Bloom, Peach Petunia, Red Tulip, and Plum Verbena- yup, a floral theme, cute right?

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Annabelle Spring 2015

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    Happy Monday! I don't mean that sarcastically, but with it being Monday that may have come across a little snarky. I'll tone down the optimism a touch, yeah? I just can't help but get a little bit excited about le poste de la journee (the post of the day) since it features one of my favourite Canadian brands- Annabelle! For Spring Annabelle has released a few new blush and bronzer shades and super cute Lipsies lip balms. Read on for a closer look!

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 28

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: MEMEBOX is an amazing beauty box line, and their Best Beauty Forward Box was filled with winning products! See why!
  • TheFabZilla: Trust me, you need to own at least one violet lipstick right now. Check out My Top 5 Picks!
  • The Feminine Files: Great quality makeup brushes don't have to be expensive. Here are some of my favorites from Real Techniques!
  • Painted Ladies: It's all about the green! Sheila has a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day eyeshadow tutorial for you.
  • I Know all the Words: Shampoo shifts form with Lush Honey I Washed My Hair & Brazilliant Shampoo Bars
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does Little Wing Beauty Vitamin C Serum live up to its promises to revitalise tired, dull or aging skin and be beneficial to all skin types.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison tried out Scentbird, the monthly fragrance subscription service and loved it. Get all the deets here!
  • BeautyTidbits: Constantly putting on lip balm all day long? Treat chapped lips and avoid "lip balm addiction" with these expert skincare tips!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Want fresh and bright skin? Check out the Redefine Regimen

  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    Mark. Saved by the Gel Waterproof Eyeliner

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    Happy Friday, blog fans! Ready for a little makeup chat? Well, eyeliner chat to be perfectly specific. Gel liners are something I don't use that often, but I'm thinking I need to convert to the land of gel because I've really liked Mark. Saved by the Gel Waterproof Liners. The formula isn't quite perfect, but I'm getting ahead of myself, so... Read on!

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Lush Shampoo Bars | Honey I Washed My Hair & Brazilliant

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    Solid shampoo is something that simultaneously makes total sense and none whatsoever, to me anyway. On one hand, why not make a concentration of all the good cleansing stuff and do away with the unnecessary water, and in turn packaging. On the other hand, it's black magic- shampoo is liquid and that is that. Lush has recently introduced six new bars to their lineup, which I'm kind of loving. Read on for a closer look at Honey I Washed My Hair and Brailliant.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

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    You spend time putting it on. You spend time taking it off. Between those activities, you'd probably like it stay in one place and at least a little bit like how it looked when freshly applied. Right? I'm talking makeup of course, as Make Up For Ever has re-launched their cult favourite Mist & Fix which promises to not only set your makeup, but keep it looking it's best for the long haul. Can it do it? Read on to find out...

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    OPI Hawaii Collection | Spring/Summer 2015

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    For nail polish fans there is little better than a new collection of gorgeous polishes. Of course, sometimes, a collection comes along and it just doesn't seem all that interesting. I have to admit I didn't feel super excited about the new OPI Hawaii Collection when I saw the press info. It's definitely a collection that needs a closer look, because it does have some gems, especially if you tend to prefer cream shades. Ready to take a little trip to paradise? Read on!

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Arbonne 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Products

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    I think my keyboard is dying... I say think, because there is no reasoning behind it's current antics. The 'e' key is giving my major grief as it will randomly decide it doesn't want to work. I'll be typing along, per usual, and then blam, no more 'e's. Do you know how many words have 'e's?! Arbonne happens to be one of those words (smooth segue, right?!) Lucikly my keyboard seems to want to play along, so let's get to business. Arbonne celebrating their 35th Anniversary, and to share the joy have released a few limited edition products for our enjoyment. Read on for a look at Arbonne For the Sun of It Bronzer & Kabui Brush Set and RE9 Advanced Intense Hydration Overnight Mask.

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 27

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  • TheFabZilla: Check out Tom Ford Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cream Color For Eyes via TheFabZilla
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love looking at what beauty bloggers carry in their purses, then take a look what I've been carrying in mine lately!
  • BeautyTidbits: Battling pesky pimples? Heal & conceal it with these fabulous drugstore foundations for acne-prone skin!
  • I Know all the Words: Sample Juice Beauty's most popular range with the Juice Beauty Age Defy Solutions Kit
  • Painted Ladies: The brand new ColourPop Super Shock Cheek colors are a bargain beauty best bet!
  • Color Me So Crazy: The Derma Roller System: Have Your Tried This Trend Yet?
  • Beauty by Miss L: Leelo from Beauty by Miss L loves Lancome Hypnose Volume mascara
  • The Feminine Files: Is Benefit's new Roller Lash mascara worth the splurge, or can you save some cash with this drugstore option?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares her Gloss48 lippie haul!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Ready for some trippy nail art? Check this manicure out!
  • Friday, March 6, 2015

    This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 4

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    I  am a list maker. It's just my nature. There is something so satisfying about making a list and then getting to cross things off *sighs* I get a little rush just thinking about it... A series of lists that are always growing are my TT&OS lists, wherein I pop anything I think would suit a mini review as opposed to a full-on, big girl, review or products that didn't quite work for me. It seemed about time to get to a few goodies- I don't think there is a single dud in this batch. So, read on for and other installment of This, That & Other Stuff. Read on!

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Garnier Clean + Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser

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    I think many of you will agree with me on this, I like applying makeup. When I have the time I will spend as long as I like enjoying the process and drawing it out if the mood strikes. What I don't want to spend hours on is makeup removal. Skincare can be fun, but I don't want to spend forever removing my face of the day. I avoided waterproof mascara for years because I hadn't found the right removers to get it off- I've since fallen back in love with them though as you just can't beat that curl! A remover that has recently joined my skincare arsenal is Garnier Clean + Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser which not only gives makeup a serious smack-down, it also does so quickly and gently. Intrigued? Read on!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Juice Beauty Age Defy Solutions Kit

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    I think it's safe to say anyone who loves beauty and skincare has a sample stash. Whether they're freebies from hauls or collected from subscription services, we all have them. They can get in the way, take up room you really don't have, but they can also be great ways to try something new; especially if we're talking super-sized deluxe type samples. Juice Beauty knows the power of such samples and has created great the Age Defy Solutions Kit that includes try-me size versions of their popular Green Apple products. Read on for a closer look!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Kiss Nail Dress, Gel Dress & Gel Fantasy Nails


    Confession: I've had these Kiss products for... A while. A while longer than I'd like to admit, but the thing is, I lost them. Now, I am not the type to loose things, anything really. I'm the person who can have a total mess yet still know where everything is. I have only ever lost two things in my house- a bottle of Butter London All Hail The Queen, which still gets me pretty enraged (where did it go?!) and these. The upside is that I found one of the two! Last week while finally unpacking a few boxes from the back of my closet, I opened a bag and there they were. While my bottle of AHTQ may be gone forever, I do have a pretty great selection of Kiss nail products including Kiss Nail Dress, Gel Dress, and Gel Fantasy Nails. Read on!

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Mary Kay Paradise Calling Collection for Spring 2015


    Think warm, sunny thoughts because there happens to be a call for you... Paradise on the line with Mary Kay Paradise Calling Collection just in time for Spring 2015. Get ready for tropical corals, orchids and plenty of  gloss for lips and tips. Read on!