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Thursday, March 31, 2016

LA Splash "Forbidden Kiss" by Laura G Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks

La Splash Forbidden Kiss Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks (2)::: press sample :::

Upfront: I don't know who Laura G is. I'm blissfully unaware when it comes to a lot of the 'beauty gurus' on Youtube and Instagram. I do happen to be a fan of her collaboration with LA Splash however. The Forbidden Kiss Collection of Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks is kind of perfect with romantic nudes, pinks, and a sultry plum. I'm getting ahead of myself though, so read on for all the details!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Balms Away | The Lip Balm Edit

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Chances are you've got a purse full of them, some stashed near your bed, at your desk- work and home- your car... basically anywhere you might need one. I'm talking lip balm, if you weren't sure. They're useful, sure, because chapped, dry lips suck, but they're also oh-so-collectable. One is never enough. I have six formulas that have been in my roster lately and thought it was time to chat them up. Ready? You know what to do...

Monday, March 28, 2016

Essie Spring 2016

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Let's give this dull day (at least it is here...) a shot of light with the gorgeous bunch of colours that is the Essie Spring 2016.This year Essie is offering up an interesting collection of hues. There are some standard options, and a few that don't exactly say spring, but are so pretty you won't even care. Want a closer look? Read on!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 76

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Concealers Worth Coveting, and some handy tricks you need to know about!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Find out why Leelo loves Vestige Verdant Infinity Eye Serum & Rare Oil Blend.
  • Color Me So Crazy : Fresh and Sassy Look from L'Oreal.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty finally can do a neat mani now that she's using Liquid Palisade Liquid Nail Tape. Check out her results!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty,Fashion,Lifestyle: Here's how to wear a sexy top hat and channel Stevie Nicks.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you love nail polish and Super Mario? Check out these exclusive polishes launching April 1!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: What do you think of holistic skincare? See what Stacie's been using and what she thinks about it.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Does the Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani Collection Eye Shadow Palette
  • live up to the hype? Erika says, Yes!
  • Collective Beauty : An amazing cushion foundation, from the drugstore!
  • I Know all the Words: Soft hues and amazing formulas in the Sothys Sport Retro Chic Collection for Spring 2016

  • Friday, March 25, 2016

    Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel

    Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I've already felt the urge to purge and have started a bit of a spring clean and sort out. I've got too much of just about everything it seems and it's got to go. Spring cleaning isn't just limited to one's stuff though, it also includes yo' face. Chances are it's carrying around some extra gunk you really don't need (or want.) What's a girl to do? Call Ellen Lange. More specifically, call in the Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

    Zoya Whispers Transitional Collection 2016 | April, Lake & Eastyn

    zoya whispers transitional 2016 (5)
    ::: I bought it / affiliate links :::

    Happy snow day! What, it's not a snow day for you? Spring has indeed left my part of the world and it's back to snow and ice for the time being. Fun! No. Not even a little bit, but I will hold on to a shred of spring with the pretty hues that make up the Zoya Whispers Collection. Well, part of it. I opted to only bring home April, Lake, and Eastyn, but in my opinion, they're the best of the batch. Want a closer look? Read on! 

    NuMe Anniversary Sale!

    NuMe anniversary sale main
    ::: affiliate links :::

    Good morning, lovelies! Who feels like shopping? Today is a particularly great day for a bit of retail therapy, as NuMe- you know them, the hair people- are celebrating their fifth anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a sale, and not just any sale, Black Friday type pricing?! Read on for all the info you need to get your shop on...

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Drugstore Lovin' Skincare Edition

    Drugstore Lovin' Skincare Edition::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Aww yeah, we're talking skincare today! Another round of Drugstore Lovin' with a couple of really great skincare picks. Now, drugstore skincare can get a bad wrap, but you can find some great formulas that rival bigger (and more expensive) brands. Read on for a few bits from Garnier and Lipidol.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    Mark. Precious Petals Collection | Spring 2016

    mark spring 2016 precious petals collection (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Spring has taken a slight hiatus here- there is a fresh coating of snow... everywhere- but, I'm told it is on it's way. Maybe. We can just pretend that it's already here and enjoy the palette of mint, orchid, and pale pink Mark is serving up with their recent Precious Petals Collection for Spring 2016. Ready? You know what to do...

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Sothys Sport Retro Chic Collection | Spring Summer 2016

    sothys sport retro chic collection (2)::: press sample :::

    It's Monday, and you know what? It feels like it. Sure the sun is shining and and it might just end up being a gorgeous day, but my day started with a jolt. My neighbour so nicely had a crew of tree trimmers (complete with wood chipper) start work at the butt-crack of dawn. I love my sleep, so the wake-up call was not pleasant. Needless to day, this blogger is going to need a nap. But, that's not before we chat up a bit of French beauty from Sothys. Their Spring/Summer collection has recently launched and what I've tried is pretty great. Read on for a look at a few pieces from the Sothys Sport Retro Collection.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 75

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme
  • is a wonderful double-duty non-lathering cleanser that effectively removes makeup and thoroughly cleanses the skin without stopping it. It’s definitely worth trying!
  • Color Me So Crazy : Fresh Spring Colors for Your Lids ALL from L'Oreal!
  • I Know all the Words: Looking for inspiration for your next beauty splurge? Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl Set
  • has everything to create a gorgeous look (and will leave your budget in the dust.)
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Read about Stacie's FAVORITE monthly subscription box on Makeup Obsessed Mom.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Avene Eau Thermale 2016 Collector Spray

    Avene eau thermale 2016 collector spray the flower woman (2)
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    We're talking water today. Not just any water though, fancy French thermal water, in a can. Obviously, Avene Eau Thermale sounds more refined. Anyway, why are we talking water? Good question; because this year's collector can is out and I've got the details should you want them. Obviously, you do. Read on!

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    THEFACESHOP Ink Lipquid

    THEFACESHOP Ink Lipquid  (2)::: press sample :::

    Happy Friday! You made it through another week. Go you! Maybe, since you're so awesome (yeah, you are) you should celebrate with a bit of colour? I'm talking the super neat all-in-one lip colour from ThEFACESHOP. Their Ink Lipquids are pretty unique and unlike your average gloss, lipstick, or stain. Want to see more? Read on!

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl Set

    Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl Set (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    "Not with a fizzle, but with a bang." That's exactly how Charlotte Tilbury will be making her blog debut today- with a bang. One, two, maybe three Charlotte Tilbury products... That would be nice, but oh no, I've got seven (eight if you count makeup bags, do you count those?) Why the excess? The short answer is why not? The actual answer though is much simpler, because you can take all the work out of choosing makeup with pre-designed look sets. Charlotte Tilbury has created ten looks, based around ten different types of women. Each have their own shades to achieve the look for day and night. I've got The Uptown Girl Set and it's all kinds of pretty. Read on for more info and of course, swatches.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

    smashbox photo finish primer oil (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    A late start to my blogging day today, but I just couldn't get myself started. The dull weather and rain had me all curled up with my book (and maybe a cat and some tea) and just didn't want to. I did manage to get myself going, eventually. I had to, someone has to chat about the new Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil. Interested? Read on...

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

    maybelline dream velvet soft matte hydrating foundation (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    New drugstore foundation! I know some aren't keen on drugstore foundations, but I like trying them, You get the odd dud now and then, but that happens with higher priced formulas too. You win some you lose some. The newest drugstore foundation to pass over my desk (and face) is the Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation. A matte finish that isn't drying? I'll be the judge of that...

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    Mary Kay Into the Garden Collection | Spring 2016

    mary kay into the garden collection spring 2016::: press sample :::

    Spring! It's most definitely starting to look and feel spring-y here. The snow is almost completely gone, the grass is popping up in little green tufts, and the little woodland creatures that my cat likes to stalk (from behind glass, she's an indoor beast) are scurrying around, Looking for their hidden loot, I'm sure. Anyway, with the arrival of spring, some the arrival of sweetly hued collections and a lot of pink. Mary Kay has offered us just that, a very sweet and feminine collection clad in vintage florals with the Into the Garden Collection for Spring 2016. Read on for a better look!

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 75

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  • Advice Sisters Beauty,Fashion,Lifestyle: Edgy colors, gunmetal grey lipstick and more in MAC's Future Forward Collection
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil has just launched, and it is the most spectacular antioxidant rich anti-aging oil on the market. If you want to try a covet-worthy luxury face oil, then look no further!
  • I Know all the Words: You might want to ditch your shampoo for HIF Colour Support Cleansing Conditioner.
  • Just saying...
  • Beauty by Miss L: Vestige Verdant Organic Mask is highly praised by many. Leelo had an opportunity to test it and in her post she sharing her thoughts about this miracle product made of all natural ingredients!
  • Color Me So Crazy: RedCoatTuesday is Back and Wait... There's a Giveaway?!?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Although winter's at an end, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is sharing her top 5 lip balms for seriously dry lips.
  • From My Vanity: Katie tried out some 2B Colours products and she's also hosting a giveaway for a goodie box of 2B products! 

  • Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Born Pretty Store Cuticle Tattoos

    born pretty store cuticle tattoos (3)::: press sample :::

    First nail decals, which are really just temporary tattoos, but now actual temporary tattoos. Who would have guessed they'd be so trendy? I mean, most of the time, they end up looking super fake, with a sheen, and transparent outline from the backing. I can't see myself reaching for a sheet of temporary tattoos for my body, but for my cuticles... That sounds kind of interesting. It was with that though in mind that I accepted a sheet of Born Pretty Store Cuticle Tattoos for review. How did they turn out? Read on for a look!

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    Hide & Seek with Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer & Lash Show False Lashes

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    Anyone up for a game of hide and seek? Granted, it's not the type you might be thinking... This one features concealer (the hide) and a pretty gorgeous set of false lashes (the seek) both new to the Make Up For Ever family of products. So, are you in? Read on!

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    HIF Colour Support Cleansing Conditioner

    HIF deciem hair is fabric colour support cleansing conditioner (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    This review has been a long time coming. Partly because my first experience with cleansing conditioner was terrible and partly because Deciem make incredible products and I didn't want to waste it on a lackluster hair colour. A contradictory statement, but a true one. On the chance I loved this, I didn't want o use it when my hair colour was already faded and dying. Since I've had a fresh new colour, it's been the perfect time to give the HIF Colour Support Cleansing Conditioner a try. Is it amazing? Read on to find out...

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Avon True Colour Matte Eyeshadow Quads

    Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quads (3)::: press sample :::

    I feel like I start all of my Avon eyeshadow reviews the same way, but it kind of has to be said- their eyeshadows can be hit and miss. They do amazing lipsticks and have some other great products, but they just don't always hit the mark with their shadows. It was with that in mind that I set out to test their new additions to the True Colour range, the True Colour Matte Eyeshadow Quads. There are five new quads that feature all matte shades. How do they fare? Read on to find out...

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit

    maybelline master contour face contouring kit (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I don't contour much. Maybe three or four times in a month will I do the full routine, but for the most part it just doesn't happen. When it comes to contour, I get a bit lazy, a contouring blush shade never hurts either. That said, I still like the idea of contouring and will always be on the hunt for the best shade to do so (pale girls know what I mean.) I was very interested when these new Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kits ht drugstores as they not only have everything you need in one place, but the shades looked pretty promising too. The verdict? You'll have to read on...

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    LA Splash Dia de los Muertos Studio Shine Lip Lustres

    LA Splash dia de los muertos studio shine lip lustre (7)
    ::: press sample :::

    Happy Monday, blog fans! I'll be honest with you, this is a Monday I'm just not feeling. It's feels like a Monday, Ugh. One thing that does make it a little bit better are the gorgeous liquid lipsticks I get to chat about- the LA Splash Dia de los Muertos Studio Shine Lip Lustres! The Dis de los Muertos collection was really hyped thanks to the specially designed packaging and the complexity of the shades (one is duo-chrome!) Is the hype warranted? You're going to have to read on to find out...

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 74

    bbc roundup

  • Color Me So Crazy: I Have an EASY and Gorgeous Makeup Look from NYC New York Color to Share with YOU!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is loving the length of her lashes with new IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara.
  • I Know all the Words: Micellar, and Serum, and cream, oh my! It's a full on Bioderma Hydrabio love-fest.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Meet Leelo's last month's favourite ‎haircare products - Gold Professional Haircare products
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Did you watch the Oscars this past week? See Stacie's picks for best dresses and some makeup to make anyone dazzle.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking for some spring nail polishes with a bit to offer everyone? Check out Bad Bitch Polish's Springish line!
  • Cybelesays Takes Some of the Mystery Out of Injectables
  • Collective Beauty: Get max volume with the new StriVectin hair care line!

  • Friday, March 4, 2016

    Lip Lust | Lise Watier Baiser Satin Liquid Lipsticks

    Lip Lust with Lise Watier Satin Basier Liquid Lipstick::: press sample :::

    Lip lovin' is a little feature that pops up around these parts from time to time, but today's products illicit more than love- they're downright lust-able. Lise Watier has recently added a new satin liquid lipstick to their family with the Lise Watier Baiser Satin Liquid Lipsticks. Following the success of the matte Baiser Velours, the Baiser Satin give all of the pigment of a matte shade, but with an even easier wearing formula. Read on for a closer look and maybe a few other covet-able Lise Watier lip products.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayons

    maybelline brow drama pomade crayons blonde, soft brown, and deep brown (1)
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    When I was new to makeup, brows weren't really a thing. The very thin, over-plucked look was popular, but luckily, I had an aversion to tweezers and never plucked myself silly. Needless to say, there also wasn't much on the market aimed at brow perfecting. Fast forward to today and it's a very different brow-world, with fuller, more natural looking brows being in. A vast improvement. Getting those gorgeous brows usually takes a bit of product (or four) but Maybelline has set out to make brow perfection a easier with their Brow Drama Pomade Crayons. Interested? Read on!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Bioderma Hydrabio Micellar, Serum and Cream

    Bioderma Hydrabio (2)::: press sample :::

    Micellar waters are definitely here to stay, with more and more brands (including drugstore!) putting their options into the ring. While I have found some budget buys that I really like. Bioderma still  reigns supreme in the micellar world. Their Sensibio (aka the red one) Micelle Solution is the most popular, but they do make two other ranges- Sebium (green) for sensitive/acne prone skin, and Hydrabio (blue) for sensitive/dry skin. Today, it's all about the blue Hydrabio range, as we'll be chatting up the Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution, Serum Moisturizing Concentrate, and Light Cream. Interested? Read on!