Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
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
*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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Friday, April 15, 2016
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Friday, April 1, 2016
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.