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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 26

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  • TheFabZilla: As mesmerizing as the Artic's glaciers, Chantecaille The Glacier Eye Shade Trio is perfect for the neutral-loving gal.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Sisley Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil is a truly amazing velvety smooth luxurious oil, and it's utterly swoon-worthy!
  • Spontaneous Chick: Getting hitched? Spontaneous Chick is sharing her wedding day skin care tips for the bride so that you'll look your best on your big day.
  • Color Me So Crazy: RedCoatTuesday with a Distressed Look Just Like Those Little Liars!!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shares her picks for the best nail care products under $10!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple red and white dotticure
  • I Know all the Words: Drink your way to better skin with Tea Forté Skin-Smart Single Steeps
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has found more lippies to love from Jordana for Spring 2015: Twist & Shout Lip Balm Stain & Easyliner pencils in new shades!
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a cute braided hairstyle for date night? Check out this sweet & sexy side Braid tutorial hair for a perfect romantic look!
  • Friday, February 27, 2015

    SST Cosmetics

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    I'm Canadian- you did know that, right? I have quite a few more American readers than Canadian, so I just thought I'd put that out there. Now, I'm not much of a maple syrup fan, or anything maple flavoured actually, and I don't think I've ever naturally uttered 'eh', but I am very much Canadian. As such a human, I love being able to feature Canadian brands, especially the lesser known, because you can usually find some amazing products when you look past the well known names. One such brand is SST Cosmetics, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The mineral based brand is popular in Western Canada and is a favourite among professional makeup artists. I can totally see why. Read on for a closer look!

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Tea Forté Skin-Smart Single Steeps

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    Something a little different than the usual makeup menu today, yet still very much beauty related. Tea! I drink a lot of tea and do enjoy my skincare, so when I spotted this Tea Forté Skin-Smart Single Steeps tea sampler I was instantly intrigued. You too? You know what to do...

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Lise Watier Expression Collection for Spring 2015

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    The past few days have been incredibly cold. Okay, so it's winter, in Canada; It's bound to be cold, but it's been record breaking-ly, bone chillingly, freeze all your bits off cold. What have I been doing to get myself through the deep-freeze? Pretend it's Spring and play with the ultra pretty Lise Watier Expression Collection for Spring 2015. Drop your mittens at the door and read on for a look

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Avon Dazzlers Top Coats & Electric Shades Nail Enamel

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    It feels like it's been a little while since Avon has given us new polish, but they've been busy as they'll soon have not one, but two new additions- Dazzlers Top Coats and Electric Shades. Glitter and vivid shimmery goodness for all! Read on for a look.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Lip Lovin' with The Body Shop, Burt's Bees & Rimmel

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    Who doesn't love a little lip colour? It can perk you up, tone you down and some cases can be almost life changing. If you've yet to have a life changing lip colour experience, you aren't buying enough lipstick. Today's post is made for Lip Lovin' ladies with a little bit of everything from The Body Shop, Burt's Bees, and Rimmel. Read on!

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 25

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  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a dry shampoo for dark hair? Meet your color match with AG hair's new Light Brown and Brunette Dry Shampoos!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Roloxin Lift is a revolutionary breakthrough facial treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, and the results are amazing!
  • TheFabZilla: Nudes That Get Nods: TheFabZilla shares her Top 5 Neutral Lipsticks
  • I Know all the Words: Acheive Complexion Perfection with Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation and some perfect pairings.
  • Painted Ladies: Esqido offers extremely luxe mink lashes. Sheila gives you a look at two pretty pairs!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm - yay or nay?
  • ColorMeSoCrazy : Animal Print is coming through with NEONS for this months Nail Challenge Collaborative
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison loves Pura D'Or Argan Oil & is testing out their hair loss prevention shampoo & conditioner that's made with organic ingredients and leaves hair gorgeous
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Got Spring fever? Drop by Notes from My Dressing Table for swatches and review of the China Glaze Road Trip nail polish collection for Spring!


  • Friday, February 20, 2015

    Avon Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer

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    If there are two products of which I am absolutely no brand loyal with it's mascara and concealer. I know I've bought the same mascara more than once, but I really can't think of a concealer I've stuck with for more than one purchase. It's not that I've never found a great one, it's just that there are so many to try and they're all just that little bit different. One that I've been using lately comes in the form of Avon Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer which is kind of amazing. Want more info? Read on!

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Birchbox Canada

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    Birchbox finally got it's passport renewed and has landed in Canada! I used to be all about a little subscription service action, but after to subscribing to my fair share I'll admit I am a bit more trepidatious now as there are definite downsides to the subscription game. That said, I was curious about Birchbox since they're the original that's spawned the whole craze. Read on for a closer look!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Complexion Perfection

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    I used to think it was all about finding the perfect foundation. Of course, all beauty fans know that finding the perfect formula is a full time job. Sure you might find it, but then your skin changes or the season changes or (warning this is where things get tragic) they change the formula all together. Something I find really helpful when working with foundations is to find products that work with them and your skin to get you to your Complexion Perfection. Read on for one of my current favourite combinations starring Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Recent Empties VI | Part One

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    Are you hungry? Thirsty? Maybe? I suggest taking a moment. Grab some water, a snack, maybe hit the bathroom, because this is likely going to get loooong. You know it's time to do an empties post when your cat knocks over the overflowing bag and steals lip balms and mascara as play things.Yeah, I've been putting this off for a while... I opted to just tackle half because nobody's got time for all that. Ready? Let's go!

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    Maybelline Colour Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick

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    It always seems a bit odd to start into Spring collections when it's going to be full on winter for a least another month- well, I'm in Ontario, so we might see Spring by June if we're lucky. Kidding, but the snow is seriously piling up. Back to Spring though, Maybelline has given us a major boost of Spring inspiration with their newest additions to the Colour Sensation lineup. The Maybebelline Colour Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks bring us pretty pastels that 'blossom with attitude'. Intrigued? Read on!

    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 24

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  • TheFabZilla: Reds That Turn Heads :: TheFabZilla shares her Top 5 Red Lipsticks!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Love sparkling eyeshadows? Then behold Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in Florence and Rome!
  • I Know all the Words: Let the eyes have it with Power Brows, a selection of brow perfecting products

  • Friday, February 13, 2015

    Clarins Garden Escape Six Colour Eye Palette

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    I think my dream last night had a Roy Orbison soundtrack. I have a theory that when you wake up with a song in your head, especially if it's a song you haven't heard in a while, it's because it was in your dreams' soundtrack. And yes, I totally believe that dreams have soundtracks. What this all boils down to, is the fact that I've had I Drove All Night stuck in my head since I woke up. What does all of this have to do with Clarins Garden Escape Six Colour Eye Palette? Well, it does happen to be pretty dreamy with it's Springy hues and floral pattern... So, you know, read on!

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Essence Like an Unforgettable Kiss Collection

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    I find it pretty hard to resist stopping by any Essence display because they tend to be so adorable. I haven't seen the new Like an Unforgettable Kiss collection display, but based on how cute the products are, I'm going to say it's likely impossible not stop at. I have most of the collection here to show you- just in time for Valentine's Day- but I am missing the eyeshadows, blushes (which are heart shaped) and the blush brush (also adorned with a heart!) Read on for a major dose of cute!

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    MEG 21 Skincare | Moisturizing Toner+ & Anti-Oxidant Boost

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    Glycation. A new word to you? It was for me too, when I first learned of MEG 21 skincare. The brand is based upon a discovery made by scientists while researching treatments for diabetes. We'll get to all the science-y details in just a moment, and the specifics of MEG 21 Moisturizing Toner+ and Anti-Oxidant Boost. Read on!

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Power Brows | Brow Products for Dark Hair

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    Brows are fickle little beasts. I've totally had days when I've wondered what the point is in trying to make them look at least slightly symmetrical, but when it comes down to it, we need them. We need them, and on those magical days when everything is on point (no matter how rare they may seem to be) they can be powerful little beasts of awesomeness. Of course those beasts aren't born powerhouses, they need a little assistance. Since grooming isn't always enough, I present a few of the tools in my arsenal that put the POW in my brows. Read on!

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    smART Nails Nail Art Stencils | P033 Mouse

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    I love the idea of nail art. Key word- idea. The thing is, I like it easy and I like it fast. I'd totally spend more time on it but my nails tend to chip pretty quickly, so spending hours on a cute design to have it be gone in a day just doesn't make sense for me. Plus, I kind of hate having to wait for polish to dry. It's not the patience thing, it's the fact that you can't do anything while it dries. I take issue with not being able to do anything so I tend to rush it and have disastrous results- one reason I don't do much stamping. While smART Nails Nail Art Stencils totally require the dreaded base coat dry time, I do love how easy they are to create cute nail art without a lot of effort. Read on for a look at design P033 Mouse!

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coaltion Weekly Roundup Vol. 23

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you seek a stunning glowing complexion and pink cheeks, then look no further than Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta.
  • TheFabZilla: Curious about the new lipstick releases from Marc Jacobs? I have the juice and scoop for you!!!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shares her January 2015 Beauty Favorites, with picks from ColourPop, Smashbox, and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

  • Friday, February 6, 2015

    Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick

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    Non-makeup addicts never seem to understand this, but there is something so fulfilling when a new addition of a product you already love is released. It's more to love and a reason to add a few more of something to your collection, unless the formula is totally wrong, which can be utterly disappointing... No worries though, if like me, you happen to be a fan of Mary Kay's True Dimensions Lipsticks, as the new Sheer version is just as amazing as the original- maybe better... Read on!

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Lush Valentine's Day 2015

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    February 14th is approaching, and you know what that means- new and returning limited edition Lush products! I happen to be a fan of the Prince Charming shower gel, because really, what's better than pomegranate and vanilla? Of course, there is a lot more on offer, so read for a look at a few sure to make your Valentine's Day that much sweeter.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Lips Love Clarins | Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector & Comfort Oil

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    Younger me used to get overly excited by lip gloss. Older me gets overly excited about lip balm- okay, lip gloss is still fun....Still, there comes a time where one has to get a bit more choosy about what goes on la bouche. Clarins is all about lip loving ingredients and formulas with two new products soon to be released as part of their Garden Escape Collection for Spring 2015. Read on for a look at Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector and Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    OMG Nail Strips

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    This winter has been pretty treacherous on my nails. The cold, dry climate doesn't help, but neither does my ability to break one pretty much every time I pick up a shovel- and with the amount it's been snowing has been quite often. *Sighs* That's partly why there haven't been too many nail posts as of late. I did manage to get my nails almost decent, which gave me the opportunity to try some cute nail strips from OMG Nail Strips. Read on for a look!
     

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Breakout Buddies

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    Breakouts suck. Fact. Breakouts don't call ahead. Also fact; sadly. Since you never can know what will end up emerging from your once pristine complexion, it's smart to have a roster of tried and true blemish banish-ers, aka your Breakout Buddies- can you tell I love a little alliteration action? Read on selection of products that I keep on hand to save the day (or at least attempt to...)