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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 80

bbc roundup

  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking for a way to create a soft makeup look? Jessica used Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadows for a natural look.


  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you are wondering whether TOM FORD Beauty Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze and Golden Peach from the Soleil Collection 2016 live up to the hype or not, then take a look at these swatches and decide for yourself! You might want to get yours before they sell out!
  • Spontaneous Chick: This week Spontaneous Chick is sharing a avocado and olive oil hair mask recipe
  • for dry hair which is perfect for those of you who want to moisturize and strengthen your hair.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Check out Stacie's quick and easy half up hairstyle tutorial.
  • I Know all the Words: Lips get the VIP treatment with Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick
  • Color Me So Crazy: I Recreated a Snapchat Filter and It's Pretty Awesome!! Check It....
  • Advice Sisters Beauty Fashion & Lifestyle: there's a new look for your Orgasm!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Never Say Die Beauty s hosting a giveaway for Mother's Day of the lovely LATHER Lavender Soap Set with 3 natural soaps along with a sustainable bamboo wood soap tray. Please enter before it ends on Monday!
  • george & bear: The simple way Clare @ george and bear fixed her keratosis pilaris



  • Friday, April 29, 2016

    Mother's Day | Giftables for the Beauty Loving Mom

    Mothers Day Guift Gude (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Mother's Day is coming up (May 8th for reference) and I though it might be the time for a little gift guide to help you pamper and spoil the mom (or mom-like figure) in your life. Granted, my picks do lean toward the beauty loving mom, but I think there is something here for almost anyone. Read on!


    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick

    sleek lip vip semi-matte lipstick (4)::: press sample :::

    *Does new lipstick dance* Not so long ago a friend asked if I could see myself not blogging, as in would I ever give it up. It's a thinker of a question, but I figure as long as I can still get a bit of excitement out of it then why throw in the towel? Lipstick still makes me happy, and these new Sleek Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipsticks are no exception. Read on for more.


    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Honey Lovin' with Savannah Bee

    honey lovin' with savannah bee::: press sample  :::

    By now, I think most of us know the dire state in which our bee population is in. It's not so good. We need bees. Not only for the future of human kind, but also so we can utilize their liquid gold. Honey, that is. Savannah Bee is all about honey (and protecting bees) and produce an array of all natural, honey infused bath and body products, and of course, straight up honeys. Read on for a look at the Savannah Bee Natural Beeswax Lip Balms & Body Butter.


    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Ceramic Glaze | New Core Shades!

    Ceramic Glaze new core shades::: press sample :::

    It seems to be the season of nail polish as evidenced by the amount of swatching I've been doing lately. Of the new shades to pass my way, are five shades being added to the core Ceramic Glaze lineup. I believe these shades are from previously LE collections, so if something looks familiar, that's why. If you're thinking you're not familiar with this brand, then you're probably not Canadian (are you?) as Ceramic Glaze is a Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive product. Ready for swatches? Read on!


    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Tarte Rainforest of the Sea | Water Foundation, Drench Lip Splash & Quench Lip Rescue

    tarte rainforest of the sea::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Happy Monday, blog fans! It's been a dull, crappy kind of day here (complete with snow), but things are looking up as we get to chat about some very pleasant Tarte bits. They newly released Rainforest of the Sea Collection features a bit of everything, we'll be checking out the Water Foundation, Drench Lip Splash Lipsticks, and Quench Lip Rescue. You know what to do...


    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Beauty Reads | The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet by Karen Fischer

    the 8 week healthy skin diet (2)
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    Skin. We've all got it and most of us have dealt with some kind of issue regarding it. From dry skin to acne and eczema and beyond, there are all kinds of fun stuff to deal with. While applying this, that (and everything) can work to solve issues, working on it from the inside out is even better. It can be daunting to wade through all the information though. Luckily, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Kishner has written an excellent guide to help you not only eat your way to better skin, but also be healthier and happier overall.


    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Drugstore Lovin' | Maybelline Eyes Edition

    Drugstore Lovin Maybelline Eyes Edition (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Sure, high-end, luxury makeup is fun. Everyone knows that, but when it comes to day-to-day staples there are more and more great options available in the drugstore everyday. I've always been a fan of cheaper mascaras (which often out perform the big brands anyway) and have been very pleased with my most recent Maybelline addition. Liners on the other hand... well, they can be a bit harder to find at a lower price point, but Maybelline has you covered there too. I guess you can deduce what this edition of Drugstore Lovin features. Read on for two Maybelline picks worth the space in your cart!


    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    OPI Infinite Shine | Spring 2016

    OPI Infinite Shine Spring 2016 (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Nail polish twice in one week? You bet. OPI has been on a roll lately, and have introduced eight new shades in their Infinite Shine range. If you're not familiar (where have you been?) it's OPI's answer to the non-gel gel polish craze that offers up longer lasting polish and gel-like shine. It's easy to remove and apply (no lamp required) and it does in fact wear that much longer than your average nail polish. I've wear tested it here should you want a more detailed account and a full rundown of the system. Read on for a closer look at the new shades!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Colour Corrector | Getting Warmer

    marc jacobs cover(t) stick getting warmer (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Colour correctors are all the rage right now, but you know, I haven't tried many. I remember investing a wheel of colour correctors when I first got into makeup, and I can tellyou exactly how many times I actually used them... Yeah, that would be zero. As an older, wiser, makeup lover, the current me is very much interested in testing the colour correcting waters. To get started, I've got one of the three new Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick in Getting Warmer.


    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Formula X #ColourCurators | Ashley Graham

    Formula X Colour Curators May Ashley Graham (1)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Um, where did April go? It seems to have flown by rather speedily... Maybe it's just me though. Regardless, May is coming around the corner and that means new Formula X #ColourCurators (yay!) May features three shades curated by none other than Ashley Graham. A curator I actually know of (go me!) Want a closer look at her shades? I know you do. Read on!


    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 79

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Want to have a spa experience every single time you take a shower? Then Aroma Sense AS-Opus Vitamin C Shower Headis the ticket! Enter the Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog GIVEAWAY for your chance to win this game-changer!
  • Spontaneous Chick: This week Spontaneous Chick discusses why the beauty benefits of turmeric have been a favorite of the Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures for centuries.
  • TheFabZilla: Tom Ford Soleil 2016 Collection
  • is simply irresistible!Check out my stash!
  • I Know all the Words: All things Blinc with the Blinc Discovery Collection
  • (including their famous mascara, of course!)
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Need help finding a good foundation for summer? Take a look at this list of blogger recommendations.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Lovely budget friendly Avon Ultra Glazewear lip glosses.
  • Color Me So Crazy: I am Showing Off 3 Beautiful **NEW** Nail Colors from Pacifica... Check it out!!
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki from Grow It Girl is showing you how she cares for her dry skin during the warmer months.
  • Collective Beauty: Affordable cream eyeshadow sticks from Maybelline!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Don't know what to do with your nails? Follow Jessica's lead, pick three polishes
  • and create some nail art!


    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Avon Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol | Treatment & Targeted Treatment

    Avon Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol (1)
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    "When is the right time to start using anti-aging skincare?" A question posed by a friend of mine in the not that distant past. Right now was my answer. She didn't appreciate that, but really, why not do it now? As sad as it might sound, you're aging every day. We all are. That's kind of how time works. When it comes to anti-aging skincare, preventative action can help keep the skin you have now longer and delay the signs you don't want to see. I've recently added a new member to my crew with the Avon Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol in the forms of a Treatment and Targeted Treatment.


    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Lip Lovin' | Smashbox Edition

    smashbox lip lovin'::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It feels like a lipstick kind of day, does it not? I'm glad you agree because I've got another round of Lip Lovin' featuring two goodies from Smashbox. Want to know more? Sure you do! Read on...


    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Blinc Discovery Collection

    Blinc Discovery Collection (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    It's all about eyes today with a selection of eye perfecting products from Blinc. When the opportunity to try the Blinc Discovery Collection came about, I didn't even know the brand had more than mascara.... I think most know that Blinc are the creators of the tubing mascara, right? I'd had never tried it and was really interested in seeing what the brand had to offer. Luckily, they've got us curious types covered and offer a complete kit with a bit of everything. Interested in what's inside? You know what to do...


    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting | Brow, Lips & Face

    Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting (8)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Contouring, strobing, perfectly groomed brows. All things that are here to stay. While I don't always embrace the fully contorted face, I see the appeal. Make Up For Ever has made it easier to contour (sculpt, actually) all the things with their Pro Sculpting products for brows, lips, and of course, face. I've sculpted my everythings and have the lowdown. Read on!


    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Me & John | John Frieda Luxurious Volume

    Me & John John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse and Hairspray (3)::: pres sample / affiliate links :::

    I like big hair, and I cannot lie. I do. Full, voluminous hair is what I strive for on the daily... Well, the days I attempt more than just a messy thing on top of my head. I remember being a younger me and fighting (my then thicker) hair and struggling to make it lay straighter and flatter. Hey, it was the mid-nineties and that style was de rigueur. I embrace my waves now, but do find my hair just isn't quite as thick and full as it once was. That's where product comes in. I've been testing the some John Frieda Luxurious Volume products, and... Well you're going to have to read on to see how they fared.


    Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 78

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: LAVANILA Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub and The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla
  • are delectable, luxurious and effective must-haves for the Spring.
  • Grow It Girl: Have you seen the Too Faced Love Flushed Blush Wardrobe?
  • Tiki from Grow It Girl gives you the details about the palette and swatches of each color. She is so in love with this palette!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple spring makeup witg Avon makeup products
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have a Giveaway and it's a Fantastical Hair Care Product!! Check it out!
  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla shares Your Guide To Beauty Blending Sponge
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Is there a new holy grail palette that should be on your radar? Check out Stacie's review on the latest from Violet Voss.
  • I Know all the Words: Spring has sprung with OPI Soft Shades for 2016... Pastels!
  • Collective Beauty : Contour and highlight like a pro, with Beauty Junkees!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Who doesn't need a little relaxation, pampering and serious cleansing? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty had her first HydraFacial at Boston's famed Bella Sante Day Spa. Check out the details on this amazing facial treatment.




  • Footlogix Medical Intensive Care Moisturizing Mousse

    footlogix medical intensive moisturizing mousse (2)::: press sample / sponsored :::

    Spring is in the midst of being sprung, which means it's finally getting warmer. You know what that means...Feet! Exposed feet, specifically. Look fast- are yours ready? I know mine aren't quite there. They're still a little dry from spending the winter hidden away in thick socks and boots. I do have a new (and amazing) tool in my foot care roster that comes in the form of Footlogix Medical Intensive Care Moisturizing Mousse. It's not your average foot cream. Read on to find out why.


    Friday, April 8, 2016

    This, That & Other Stuff vol. 9 | Spring at Sephora Edition

    this that & other stuff spring at sephora ed.::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Happy Friday! Who else is glad to see this week end? I know I am. Before I can get to my weekend there is one last post that needs to be published- this one, clearly. Today it's all about a kind of random assortment of goodies from the mother ship (aka Sephora.) There are some new bits at a store near you, just in time for spring and I've got some good ones. Want to know more? Read on!


    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    Lise Watier HydraForce | #getinthebubble

    Lise Watier Hydraforce (4)::: press sample :::

    Depending on where you call home, spring may be in full swing. If you live anywhere close to me, you're likely thinking you've skipped spring, summer, and fall and are back around to winter. Like the snow that is still around, I'm still dealing with winter dryness. The colder weather means richer formulas and a moisturize all the things attitude to combat i. Lise Watier knows the struggle and has offered up a new range of products to get your skin back in order. Read on for more info!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    OPI Soft Shades 2016 | Pastels Collection

    OPI Soft Shades 2016 (9)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    I won't deny it, today is a bleck kind of day. The weather (SNOW. Enough said.) and life in general are not going my way. Le sigh. Not everyday can be sunshine a lollipops, but you can try and fake it. Maybe, but how? With a cute spring manicure of course. Now, it won't actually solve much, but a fresh coat of glossy colour can do wonders. OPI has you covered with some sweetly hued pastels that make up this year's Soft Shades Collection. Want a closer look? Sure you do. Read on!

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

    Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme (2)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    New serum! That should be intro enough, if you're as into serums as I happen to be (read can't get enough.) My newest serum obsession comes from Vichy, who in my experience, can do no wrong. They've recently reformulated a brand favourite to be even better. Is that possible? Does the Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme live up to the Vichy reputation? Read on to find out...

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    #Take12 to Love Your Tub with Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company

    Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company (4)::: press sample :::

    When is the last time you hopped in the tub? No, showers don't count. I mean a proper soak? I know I don't do the whole bath experience too often, partly because, who has the time? I tend to like a long soak if I'm going to take tub time, but have been swayed by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company. Their #Take12 initiative is all about enjoying the bathing experience and that you can achieve bath time bliss in as little as twelve minutes. Obviously, the right products make it even better, and their all natural options certainly deliver. Read on for some bath chat!


    Sunday, April 3, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 77

    bbc roundup
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Planet Spa line contains some great products and their new Treasures Of The Desert Restoring Facial Cleanser & Deeply Restoring Body Moisturiser
  • are no exception!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Did You Know StriVectin, Yes the Skin Company, is a Hair Company, too??? Check It Out!!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Are you loving the TOM FORD Beauty Soleil Collection for Summer 2016? Did you know that it is now available at Sephora?
  • I Know all the Words: Everyone loves a bit of balm- lip balm that is. The Lip Balm Edit features six of my go-to formulas.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Are they real or are they falsies? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty got mega lashes with new PUR Fully Charged Mascara. Check out the pix!
  • Friday, April 1, 2016

    Mist, Set & Glow with Youngblood

    Mist, Set & Glow with Youngblood::: press sample :::

    I am feeling very unorganized today... I have two posts waiting to go live for your reading pleasure, but I obviously didn't plan very well as I don't have approval to post either of them just yet. Of course one of the two was meant to go up today. But you don't really care about all that, you're here for the products. They're definitely good ones, so I guess everything worked out. Read on for a look at some Youngblood bits to see you misted, set, and perfectly glowy.