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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mirabella Lighten Up Collection | Spring / Summer 2016

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Spring seems to be the season we've skipped- it went from cold to hot with not much in between- but when it does make an appearance, it's soft shades and pretty hues that I think of. Mirabella agrees, and has given us the Lighten Up Collection filled with soft and shimmering shades and pretty amazing formulas designed to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.Who doesn't want that? Read on!


Super Skincare with G.M. Collin

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A good ol' fashion skincare post! It feels like it's been a while, but I could be totally wrong... Anyway, today is all about G.M Collin and some really super products I've been using. If you're unfamiliar with the brand (I was too) they're all about skincare and the science of great skincare. Founded in France in 1957 by a dermatologist who pioneered the use of collagen and a renowned experienced aesthetician, the brand has since become known for using the latest technology to develop their innovative products.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Kit

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Hello, blog fans! I hope your Monday has proven better than mine. My computer starting acting up last night and today, well, let's just say things haven't gone so well. Luckily, I've been able to kidnap (or computernap) my mom's computer for the time being. But that's not what you're interested in, it's the brows you're here for. Today is all about a new brand to me, Chella, and their Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Kit.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 83

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  • Peppermint Lips Beauty Blog: My ColourPop Eyeshadow Collection & Swatches!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate
  • is a must-have, covet-worthy magical unicorn that you need in your life if you want gorgeous, calm, nourished and glowing skin.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Did you know Zoya has lipsticks?? I have two colors from them to show you!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty Fashion & Lifestyle: Memorial Day Weekend is here, Alison reviews
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: Are you making this makeup mistake that can make you look older?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison finally got a subscription beauty box from Sephora Play! that she really loves! Check it out
  • Beauty by Miss L: A simple daytime makeup look and NYX Butter Gloss
  • I Know all the Words: Cream shadows like none other (that I've tried at least) with Novalash 24 Hour Cream Eyshadows
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Check out Stacie's tips for keeping your skin clear from acne.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica recreated a Barbie manicure
  • this week to cheer up her friend!



    Saturday, May 28, 2016

    Mary Kay Beauty that Counts Heartts Together Creme Lipstick

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    Chances are you have a nice little (or not so little...) lipstick collection. Chances are you're also adding new ones to that stash on the regular, right? What if I told you your next lipstick purchase could change the lives of women and children in need? Oh, and you'd also get a super cute heart clad tube of lipstick for yourself? It's a win-win all around, really. Read on for a look at this year's Mary Kay Beauty that Counts product Hearts Together Creme Lipstick.


    Friday, May 27, 2016

    Your Best Hair (ever) with Pai Shau Hair Care

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    You may remember me saying that this is the season of hair care, because for me, it is. I'm back with more, and it's pretty much perfect. I like all kinds of hair products, but my list of true must-haves isn't very long. I can add Pai Shau to that list. Yup, the whole brand. I've been using a handful of their glorious products and my hair is seriously looking better then ever. You must be intrigued, right?...


    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Sephora Collection | New Makeups!

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    Clearly if you've taken the time to come this far and read this, you appreciate new makeups. Yes, makeups. Sephora Collection is always churning out something new and I have two littles you might just enjoy. One is a new Sephora Collection Rouge Shine and the other, part of the new My Beauty Notebook Palette Set. Want to see more? You know what to do...


    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    OPI Alice Through the Looking Glass | Brights 2016

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    Alice in Wonderland was one of my favourite movies growing up (and eventually book) so I can't help but have a bit of a soft spot when it comes along in various forms. As I'm sure most know, Disney is at it again with a sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland with Alice Through the Looking Glass. OPI has followed suit with a nine piece collection featuring shades inspired by the movie. This collection also serves as this year's Brights Collection, although the shades don't quite reflect that.


    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Novalash 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadow

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    One of the many great things about blogging, is getting to try products I likely would never have known about. A recent acquisition are the Novalash 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadows. Now, I've used cream eyeshadows before, who hasn't? but these, well, they're in a league of their own. Want to know more? Sure you do. Read on!


    The Fast Five | Sheerly Neutral

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    Sheer polishes get a bad wrap. I know I myself have passed them over in favour of an opaque finish, but there is something to be said for a sheer manicure. Neutral sheers create an effortlessly chic, clean, and modern manicure without much effort and are the perfect option when you've got a busy week- chips rarely show and are easily patched. I've curated a quick list of five neutral sheers that are perfect for any polish collection.


    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Sun Protected Tresses with Sun Bum Beach Formula Hair Care

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    Depending on where you call home, today might just be your day off, thanks to May 2-4. The glorious kick off of the summer season. If you're not Canadian, you're not quite as lucky (sorry!) Regardless, summer is coming, and with it comes the sun. While a bit of sun is most definitely welcome, it's damage isn't. Obviously, sunscreen is your friend, but what about your hair? The sun wants nothing more than to eat away at your fabulous hair colour (at least, I imagine it does.) What's a girl to? Trust the bum. Sum Bum that is. They've got a slew of sun protection products to see you through the summer, including some excellent hair care.


    Kenra Hair Care | Platinum Revive System

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    I like to think that I take good care of my hair, but when it comes down to it, it takes a beating. Bleach, dye, heat styling... it all takes a toll. Luckily, there are products to undo a bit of the damage done, like those that make up the Kenra Platinum Revive System. The system is designed to target damaged areas and then repair and strengthen for your best hair yet. Sound like some TLC your hair could use? Read on for the rundown...


    Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 82

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy boast the perfect formula and utter pink perfection. If you love liquid lipsticks, and a perfect pink pout, then this beauty needs to be on your list!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Missha is well known Korean cosmetics brand and this week Leelo from Beauty by Miss L shared her opinion of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream.
  • I Know all the Words: It's a cute brush bulletin with the adorable Sephora Collection BYOB Breakups to Makeup Brush Set.
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: You are going to love the peachy-pink shades in this makeup collection! They add just the right amount of color to reflect the healthy glow of summer skin.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has been overwhelmed by subscription boxes lately! But here are her two most recent ipsy bags: April and May. Even the makeup bags are adorable!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: In need of a beautiful polish for summer? Check out this 10-piece collection by Polish 'M!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Treat yourself to a little radiant luxury. Erika shares her notes on the stunning Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette.
  • ProcrastiNails: If you're looking for some bright and bold nail shades for summer look no further than the Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection!
  • Collective Beauty: An affordable drugstore face of the day!




  • Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick | Flamenco Red

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    New lipstick! Well, new shade anyway. Mary Kay has added a new (although, limited edition) shade to their True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick range. If you're a fan of balm formulas and sheer washes of colour, you'll be a fan. Read on!


    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Smashbox L.A Lights Blush & Highlight Palette | Malibu Berry

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    Happy Friday, lovelies! It's sunny, and almost warm (it's trying...) and a particularly great day to talk blush. I've been using the same blush for months, and while I do love the colour, it's time for a bit of a change up. The Smashbox L.A Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Malibu Berry is the perfect way to inject a little extra colour into your life. With two blush shades and a perfectly paired highlight, it's a pretty much pert palette.



    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette | The Vintage Vamp

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    A little luxury is always nice, right? Charlotte Tilbury products definitely fit that bill with gorgeous hues, and an air of glamorous sophistication. Today is all about the incredibly pretty Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Vintage Vamp. It's gold and burgundy hues create the perfect look for day and night and is well worth the splurge.


    ABBA Hair | Colour Protection Shampoo & Conditioner and Volumizing Root Spray

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    For me, the Fall was the season of brow products, and my Spring is turning out to be all about hair. I've been a haircare testing machine as of late, but I really don't mind. Mainly, because there are so many great colour safe shampoos on the market now. I never used to bother much with colour safe products, even though I haven't seen my natural colour in at least ten years, but my 'novelty' hues are semi-permanent and much more prone to fading. They need more care. The hair professional at ABBA offer a wide range of products for all hair types, with one specially for coloured tresses that need extra babying.


    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Youngblood Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick | New Spring Shades!

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    I never used to have much of an opinion when it came to matte lipstick, but in the past year, or so, I've become a huge fan. Now, not all formulas are created equally. What starts out as a stunning shade can transform into a drying-tear-your-lips-up mess. Nobody wants that. What am I getting at... Right, finding a comfortable formula is key. Youngblood has the formula for you in their Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick. I happen to have the three new Spring shades. Want a closer look? Read on


    Happy Hands with Dermalogica & Formula X

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    It's easy to forget how important our hands are. I know I'm not always kind to mine (or my nails, for that matter) but they do deserve a bit of pampering for all they do. It's that much easier to treat your hands and nails to a bit of TLC with Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment and Formula X Full Strength Treatment Nail Polish. Together, they're the perfect recipe for happy hands!


    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Cute Brush Bulletin! Sephora Collection BYOB Breakups to Makeup Brush Set

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    Poll: Who loves cute brushes? I know I do! Sure, black is classic and timeless, but a cute print or unexpected colour always warms my brush loving heart. Sephora knows what's up, and has given us (me and my fellow brush fans, that is) an adorable set of printed brushes clad in red, black, and gold. Even better, they come in their own Breakups to Makeup makeup bag. Want a closer look? You know what to do...


    Monday, May 16, 2016

    Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad | Sage

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    Happy Monday, blog fans! I don't think I have much of an intro today, so let's get right to the goods, yeah? We're heading into neutral-matte territory today with one of the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quads. The four shadow palettes are designed to amplify your eye shape by contouring with shades designed for each colour. Of the four options available, I have Sage which is designed for brown eyes. Read on to see it in action!


    New & Nail Worthy with Avon

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    While the weather here is less than Spring-like (it snowed yesterday) Spring is upon us. With Spring comes a bevvy of new nail goodies from Avon. Like what, you ask? Well, the Gel Finish polishes are back, with eight new shades (and a new label), a bright batch of Nailwear Pro + hues, and to perfect those claws, a glass nail file. Not too shabby, right? Read on for swatches!


    Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 81

    bbc roundup
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: 8 nail polishes inspired by 8 iconic female musicians? Jessica has all the details about this collection from Pretty & Polished!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Have you tried a hair straightening brush yet? Allison gives you her take on the ACEVIVI Digital Hair Straightener Brush!
  • I Know all the Words: Must Have Micellar options from Simple Skincare, because, can you ever have too many?
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog was interviewed by Woman's World Magazine about Beauty Oils be sure to check out the article! It's on newsstands now!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Add volume to your lashes with Lumene True Mystic Volume mascara.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Fun, Easy, Summery Nails from Nail Bliss.



  • Saturday, May 14, 2016

    Mark Wind Swept | Body Wash & Hand Cream

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    A Saturday post? You bet. I've got all kinds of great stuff get to, and a few days to get caught up with (when I was internet-less) so Saturdays are officially work days for the next... while. Today we're chatting up a fresh new scent from out friends at Mark with Wind Swept. If you're looking for a little something new for your bath and body routine, read on!


    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Must Have Micellars with Simple Skincare

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    It's hard to think of a time before micellars became a staple in my skincare routine... I mean, there most definitely was a time before them, and a time when they were a sometimes product because they were both pricey and hard to source. Luckily, those days are long gone! There are so many great, budget friendly options as close as the nearest drugstore. today is all about one of those micellars and a micellar infused gem from Simple Skincare. Oh, and a moisturizer to round out the pair and create a perfect trio.


    TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System

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    Hello! I am so very happy to be back amongst you, my web dwellers. I spent (warning this is alarming) three whole days with no wifi. Three and a half actually. I was able to hop on my phone to check email, but I wasn't able to do much else. I missed you! I'll be making up for lost time with extra posts, so check back often. As for today, it's all about the TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System. Read on for more!


    Friday, May 6, 2016

    NuMe 25 mm Classic Curling Wand + Argan Oil

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    It's finally Friday! Yay! I'm wrapping the week up with abit of hair care, er... hair tools, I guess.Yes, hair tool, specifically a very pretty tuquoise hued curling wand fron NuMe. If you're a girl who curls, you're going to love it. Read on for more details and a bit of hair chat!


    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    StriVectin Overnight Replenishing Moisturizing Mask

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    Moisture. I want it all. Well, my skin wants it all. While I do have feeling moments of normal skin, it usually rides on the dry side. I know I'm not alone, and that a lot of you also crave all the moisture you can get. Luckily for us (and anyone with skin, really), there's the StriVectin Overnight Replenishing Moisturizing Mask. Interested? You know what to do...


    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Drugstore Lovin' | Rimmel Edition

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    Happy Wednesday, blog fans! This weeks seems to be passing by at a glacial pace- will it ever be Friday? Mostly because I'm not super organized and have been running around trying to catch up. Ugh. We all know how that foes... Anyway, I did get the chance to work my way through some new (and one classic) Rimmel bits including a new favourite lip shade. That alone makes things a little bit more tolerable. Read on for another round of Drugstore Lovin', Rimmel style.


    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Build a Better Brow

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    Beauty fans know one does not simply have good brows. Sure, there might be a few magical, mythical beings who do, but us, mere mortals, have to put in a bit of (wo)man hours. Today is all about the journey to build a better brow with the help of some products from Sleek, Rimmel, and Avon. Ready? Let's go!


    Monday, May 2, 2016

    Night & Day Neutrals with Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes

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    Question of the day: What's your most used eyeshadow palette? Min is the Sleek Oh So Special i-Divine palette. I refer to it mas my wholiest palette as it's riddled with wholes from hitting pan, and a play on words because I do love it so. That said, you can see why I was very happy to find out there are two new i-Divine palettes in the range. The new palettes offer up neutrals perfect for (you guessed it) night and day. Read on for what you really want, swatches!