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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 71

bbc roundup

  • Painted Ladies: A sweet eyeshadow tutorial for Valentine's Day featuring the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette.
  • Advice Sisters Beauty,Fashion,Lifestyle: Can Fish Eggs Really Tighten Your Skin.Alison of advicesisters.com finds a luxe product that does.
  • Color Me So Crazy: I'm Showing Off Some Studio Gear Matte Lipstick and You Don't Want to Miss It!!!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is showing off her FOTD with fab new makeup from Milani.
  • I Know all the Words: Things get cutesy (and very pink) with the Hello Kitty Collection by OPI.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TATCHA SILKEN Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 is the perfect sunscreen that is nourishing, offers great perfection, and serves as a fantastic makeup primer. Sunscreen really doesn’t get better than this!
  • From My Vanity: Check out these NEW products from L'Oreal, Physicians Formula, Milani, and Burt's Bees!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Correcting and concealing made easy with the new Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're looking for some unique & outstanding nail polish, Jessica has the Baroness X Ex Libris collection to show you!




  • Friday, January 29, 2016

    Maybelline The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palette + Master Prime Eyeshadow Base

    Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette (3)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's Friday!!! I really don't know why that excites me as I'm off to run errands after I finish typing this and I have a pile of stuff to organize and photograph and do all kinds of blogger things with over the weekend. Basically, I'm not getting a break anytime soon. Regardless, it's Friday and I've got two new Maybelline products to chat about. Exactly what are those products? Maybelline The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palette and Master Prime Eyeshadow Base.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Hello Kitty Collection by OPI

    Hello Kitty collection by OPI (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    In my experience, there are two kinds of people: people who love Hello Kitty and people who hate Hello Kitty. I fall into the first category. How can you not appreciate a bit of Hello Kitty cuteness? It's even easier to add a bit of HK in your life with the very pink Hello Kitty Collection by OPI. Read on for swatches and a few Kitty White facts along the way.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Foolproof Blending with Demeter Fragrance Duos & Trios

    Demeter Foolproof Blending Duo and Trio (3)::: press sample :::

    You know I love a bit of Demeter right? I've been a fan of the brand since I was a teen and I can't see my love for them fading any time soon. Especially not when there are so many different scents to try, and so many ways to blend them. The beauty of Demeter's singular scents is that you can mix and match and blend away. You can literally create an endless number of custom scent creations. The the idea of choosing from their massive catalog seems daunting, never fear; Demeter Foolproof Blending Kits are a great way to get started. I've been blending with the Clean Skin and Sunshine Duo and the Vanilla Base Note Trio. Clearly, I smell amazing, but read on for my thoughts.

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

    Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Lovesick, Mother, Ayesha, Exorcism (8)
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Matte lips aren't going anywhere any time soon. Did you need that beauty news? A recent survey of my to blog lip stash reveals a lot of matte lip options in my future. Today, it's all about a liquid lipstick option from Kat Von D with her Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. Want a closer look at Lovesick, Mother, Ayesha, and Exorcism? Read on!

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Hair Therapy | Colour Freeze & Smooth Perfect

    schwarzkopf bc bonacure hair therapy (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Hair... it's a lot of work. I never used to be much of a hair girl. All I really needed was shampoo and a brush, oh, and a head band. I did and do love a headband. My easy going hair days are long gone though. From colour, to all kinds of conditioners and styling products, hairspray (I question how I lived without it) and heat styling I have a rather high maintenance 'do. I'm sure a lot of you reading this do to. While I product hop a lot when it comes to my hair routine, my staples come from the Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Hair Therapy range. Read on to find out why.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 70

    bbc roundup


  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is giving away a purse spray of exotic Lady Vengeance eau de parfum from indie brand, Juliette Has A Gun. Enter to win it!
  • Makeup by Kim Porter: Kim reviews the Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron,
  • see how it worked on her natural hair.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Tweezerman Has All the Goodies for Your Nails!
  • I Know all the Words: CC gets cushy with Pur Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation.
  • From My Vanity: Katie shared how she keeps her legs smooth and silky throughout the winter on her blog this week! There's a bonus DIY body scrub recipe, too!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Get fit in the comfort of your own home using resistance bands. See how Stacie is using hers.
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Duo


  • Friday, January 22, 2016

    LA Splash Liquid Lipstick | Athena, Charmed, Hermes, Bewitched & Alice

    LA Splash Liquid Lipsticks Athena, Charmed, Hermione, Bewitched, and Alice (3)::: press sample :::

    Lipstick! Can you tell I didn't have much of an intro today? I do have a few LA Splash liquid lipsticks though, so it all works out. While LA Splash has a wide array of unique lip shades, I've got a slection of more wearable, everyday type picks If pinks, nudes, and purples are your deal, read on for a look at Athena, Charmed, Hermes, Bewitched, and Alice.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Skincare Saviours

    skincare saviours (3)::: press sample / I bought it / affiliate links :::

    I'd like to think I'm pretty good at coming up with a post theme, but sometimes the inspiration just isn't there. Fellow bloggers feel me. That is one of the many reasons I love being a Canadian Beauty Blog Member. There is a monthly theme, upon which members get a chance to vote on ahead of time. I'll admit that I don't always get a post up for the theme of the month, but this month's theme was too good to pass up. That theme? Skincare Saviours. It was tough deciding what would make this post, but I think I've curated a good sampling of my skincare favourites. Read on for my selections!

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Pur Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation

    pur air perfection cccushion foundation in light (2)
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I love Asian beauty, but I have to admit, I'm not quite up on all of the trends as of late. Luckily for me, the trend I've been most curious about has landed on North American shores. I'm talking cushion makeup, if you were wondering. Cushion foundations have started popping up and I am pretty thrilled. A few brands have options available, but today it's all about the Pur Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation. Want to know more? Sure you do! You know what to do...

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Maybelline Colour Tattoo Concentrated Crayons

    maybelline colour tattoo concentrated crayons (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Maybelline has some interesting products hitting drugstores this season, but one of the most anticipated are the new Maybelline Colour Tattoo Concentrated Crayons which combine the Colour Tattoos we all love, but in an easy to use chubby pencil format. The question is, are they as good as the potted version? Read on for my verdict...

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil

    skinny coconut oil & co. (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    There is always something 'trendy' in the beauty world, with most rends having a short lifespan, but one that doesn't seem to be going anywhere is coconut oil. I think many were skeptical of it's magical, do-it-all status, but once you try but, it's hard to deny it's greatness. While there are a ton of variates and brands, Skinny Coconut & Co. is doing things a little differently. Intrigued? Read on!

    Friday, January 15, 2016

    Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow & Studded Kiss Lipstick

    kat von d metal crush eyeshadow and studded kiss lipstick::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Happy Friday, blog fans! I thought it was necessary to add some colour to this week, since it's been a full on skincare love-fest thus far. The pretties up for discussion today come in the form of Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows and as a little bonus, two shades of Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks. Read on!

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    A Better You Inside & Out with Perfection Deception & Flora•py

    perfection deception florapy mask a better you::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's new year (you knew that...) which means a lot of people declaring 'new year, new me' and new resolutions to loose a few pounds, hit the gym, etc. All good ideas, but there's something else to think about- the inner you. Today's post is all about the inner you, and okay, a little bit about the outer you, but it all circles back to being the best version of you. Stay with me, it will make sense. I promise!

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    The Future is bright with Neutrogena Rapid Clear

    neutrogena rapid clear (2)::: sponsored / press sample/ affiliate links :::

    I've realized this week is very skincare-centric... I'm not too sure what I was thinking when I scheduled things, but we're going on a skincare adventure again. Today it's all about Neutrogena and their options for clear, happy skin. With options for every bit of you (literally, head-to-toe) there is something for every acne issue you might be facing. Plus, some have a really great grapefruit scent- I'm hooked on the scent! Read on!

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Bio Beauté by Nuxe | Flash Perfection Beautifying Serum & Silky Perfecting BB Cream

    bio beaute by nuxe flash perfection beautifying serum silky perfecting bb cream  (3)::: press sample :::

    A very late start to my blogging day, but I do have two pretty great skincare bits that kind of make up for the fact that I've made you wait. Kind of? Bio Beauté by Nuxe is kind of like a little sister brand to the main Nuxe range, but is home to some really exceptional products. You're basically getting the same quality skincare (ahem, French quality at that) but at really reasonable prices. I've been using two new products in the form of the Bio Beauté by Nuxe Flash Perfection Beautifying Serum & Silky Perfecting BB Cream. Want to know the full scoop? Read on!

    Sunday, January 10, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 69

    bbc roundup
  • Painted Ladies: The Pantone 2016 color options are perfectly wearable. Sheila shows you some gorgeous option for Serenity and Rose Quartz from Youngblood Cosmetics.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
  • adds a gorgeous ethereal glow to winter skin, and it is as gorgeous in the pan as it is on the skin.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Winter Look with Borghese. Get Ready for the Vamp Glam!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Queen Odelia day ream and hand cream reviews and discount code so you can try them yourself cheaper ;)
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Can an affordable at home hair removal device really produce results?
  • I Know all the Words: Formula X kicks off 2016 with their #ColourCurators collections. Check out swatches of the January, February, and March shades!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Have you seen the new makeup collection, The Edge Beauty, exclusive to Dillard's yet? Allison is showing off The Edge Beauty Iconic Lipstick in the gorgeous wine shade, Provocative, as well as the Iconic Lipliner in Spicy. Take a look!
  • Collective Beauty : The best makeup products from 2015!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Spotted the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquids yet? Jessica picked up three and reviewed them! 


  • Saturday, January 9, 2016

    The Secret to Thigh High Boots

    (image credit: closetfullofclothes.com)

    Affiliate Editorial
    Article written by Danielle Whitman

    As the fashion editor of Huffington Post describes, thigh-high boots are essential to fall and winter wear as “they keep your legs toasty and make any outfit look more pulled together.” Yet, there’s something about the length of the boot that still has some women feeling hesitant about purchasing this seasonal staple.

    Boots come in all shapes and sizes, whether you’re eying ankle, mid-calf, knee or higher boots as explained by Lyst, and unfortunately, some styles tend to get more love than others. Booties and equestrian riders are often deemed more versatile in terms of outfit choices compared to the likes of the thigh highs, which can look anything but classy when worn with the wrong ensemble.

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam, Night Detox & BB Clear

    vichy normaderm foaming mousse, night detox and bb clear::: press sample :::

    It's the best day of the week (Friday, duh) but we're going to be chatting a bit about a slightly suckier time. What time is that? Breakout time. Ugh. While my skin is pretty even keeled, it has it's freakouts and times of distress. The key to no loosing your, ahem sugar, during such times is to have a roster of tried and true products to see you through. I've been testing out a few items from the Vichy Normaderm range, a range developed for acne prone skin, and have found some favourites. Read on for my thoughts!

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    Formula X #ColourCurators | January, February & March

    Formula X #ColourCurators January February March::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    The first nail polish post of 2016, and I have to say, it's a pretty good one! For 2016, Formula X is collaborating with ten beauty, fashion, and wellness influencers (aka bloggers) who have curated three new limited edition shades. Each moth, the #ColourCurators shades will be revealed. Neat right?! I happen to have the first nine shades created by Aimee Song of Song of Style, Patrick Starr, and Emily Schuman of CupcakesandCashmere.com. I know you want a closer look, so read on!

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Essence How to Make... Makeup Boxes

    essence how to make palettes
    ::: press sample :::

    I'm hoping a bit of makeup chat can help me forget about today. It's been... interesting. The kind of day wherein nothing goes as expected. To say I am off schedule is a complete understatement and will be up into the wee hours trying to get back on track. Oh well, let's get to the goods. Today is all about the cute little palettes from Essence in the form of their How to Make Makeup Boxes. I have four varieties How to Make Bright Eyes, Nude Eyes, Smokey Eyes and Brows Wow. Interested? Read on!

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Spooky Eyes Coloured Contacts | Natural Green Floral

    Spooky Eyes Dream Eyes Coloured Contacts Natural Green Floral (6)
    ::: press sample :::

    As they say, 'New Year, New You'... I honestly haven't made many plans to be a new me,  but I have done a bit of upgrading (f you will.) I've always wanted to try coloured contacts, but as a non-contact user, I was kind of terrified of the whole process. I decided to buck up and face my 'eye poking, one slip and you've blinded yourself' fears when I was offered the opportunity. Spooky Eyes, while known for their array of Halloween and specialty crazy lenses also carry a wide range of coloured contacts. I've been wearing a very pretty green set and am majorly in love with the effect. Read on for a closer look!

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

    maybelline vivid matte liquid lipsticks (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    The first day back to 'real life' and I'm all over the place. I had big plans to start off super organized, but didn't quite get as much done as I'd hoped. Isn't that always the way? I did get some time to test out the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks though. With the matte lip look still holding strong, it was only a matter of time before drugstore brands jumped in with their own options. I, like most everyone else have been patiently waiting for these to launch, but are they worth the space in your makeup bag? Read on for my thoughts.