Monday, November 30, 2015
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
Friday, November 27, 2015
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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
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
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
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
Saturday, November 21, 2015
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
Friday, November 13, 2015
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
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
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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
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
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
Friday, November 6, 2015
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
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
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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
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!