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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 (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!