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Monday, October 31, 2016

Getting Groovy Collection | Essie Winter 2016

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Happy Halloween, blog fans! It seems a bit odd to be bringing you a winter/holiday collection today, but that's what we're going to chat up. Essie is Getting Groovy this season, with a collection inspired by the grooving, London sixties scene. The six piece collection features some fun shades- both standard and unique- to see you through this winter. Read on for a closer look?


Friday, October 28, 2016

Pearlesque Box | November 2016 Province Apothecary

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November is just around the corner, so that means... A new Pearlesque Box! I was very thrilled to get the chance to feature them yet again, and doubly thrilled that this month's box features Province Apothecary, a Canadian brand. If you missed my last Pearlesque Box posts, and are wondering what it's all about, I suggest checking one out (here). It features a bit more info as to what you can expect with a Pearlesque Box subscription (like only full size, organic, and natural products.) If you're ready, let's get to some Province Apothecary goodness!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Maybelline Colour Jolt Intense Lip Paint

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It's a lipstick kind of day, no? Granted, I can go for a new lipstick any day, but today in particular says lips. Maybelline has an interesting new lip offering in their Colour Jolt Intense Lip Paint. The liquid lip colour is a meld of lipstick and gloss to create a product that's pretty unique for drugstore beauty.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mirabella Masquerade Collection | Holiday 2016

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How is it already Wednesday? I've been thrown off my blog schedule thanks to a non-compliant computer and I'm not pleased. We were meant to have a little Mirabella chat on Monday. Oh well, since we've got lost time to make up for, well, I do anyway, let's get to the gorgeousness. For holiday 2016, Mirabella has launched the Masquerade Collection, a pretty little collection to see you through the season in style.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Trick-Free Skincare Treats From BeautyHaven.ca

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You know me, I am never one to say no to skincare, especially if there are masks involved. That's why I was very pleased when I was given the chance to try some skincare goodies from BeautyHaven.ca. Beauty Haven is a Canadian based site that carries a variety of body, hair, and facial skincare items at really reasonable prices. The offer a few different brands, but all of the items that caught my eye are from Victoria Beauty. 



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oh My GOSH | New Core Lip & Eye Products

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Last week I featured a few of the new Gosh core products for face, and as promised, I'm following up with some of the lip and eye products as well. Today we'll take a look-see at matte lipsticks, eyeshadow stick and palette, mascara, and liquid liner pen. No time to waste so let's go!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Stock Your Stash Like a Pro with Make Up For Ever

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As it's October (i"m sure you knew that...) one of the best times of the year is upon us- Halloween! I love Halloween but really haven't been too involved with it the past few years. Well, unless watching every horror movie ever made wist nibbling on Halloween candy counts. Does it? One of the best parts about Halloween is that is allows us makeup fanatic free license to go crazy. Anything is possible. I recently tried my hand at a deer look (this one) and as part of the Make Up For Ever x Sephora #GlamtoGhoul event, and as a thank you, Make Up For Ever sent me a few goodies. The goods include some of their Artist Brushes and their iconic Flash Colour Palette.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Formula X #ColourCurators | Huda Beauty

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It's been a moment since my last Formula X #ColourCurators post, but October is extra promising as it features three gorgeous shades curated by none other than Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty. You really just want to see these in action, so let's get to it...


Monday, October 17, 2016

Heaven Scent | My Burberry Black

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Today has been a perfectly dreary and rainy fall day, and I kind of love it. I may be in the minority, but I enjoy a dark, rainy day every now and then. A cuddly spot to watch the rain, a book and tea... Heavenly. Also on the list of heavenly is the new addition to the Burberry perfume family. My Burberry Black has been the only scent I've been wearing lately, and with good reason- it's amazing,


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 97

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  • Color Me So Crazy: #pinkWINK for a great cause! Learn more here.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison from Never Say Die Beauty was amazed at the Beauty Box 5 Limited Edition Makeup Madness non-subscription box: 5 full size and ! big deluxe sample makeups for $8!! Check it out coz it's still available!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Do you like sweet scented perfumes? Check out the latest from Ariana Grande on Stacie's blog now.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Treat yourself to Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery 3 Piece Face Mask Sampler. Three delicious, snack sized skin beautifiers that will whet your appetite for more, more, more!
  • I Know all the Words: A spicy-sweet floral from L'Occitane with their Alesienne eau de toilette and a preview of the amazing 2016 Advent Calendar!





  • Friday, October 14, 2016

    #PINKWINK | Lashes that Give Back with Wink Eyelash & Eyebrow Enchaning OIl

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    The eternal struggle for perfect lashes- long, curled, dark and full... I personally want my lashes to be all the things, and I know I'm not alone. Sure, extensions and falsies are an option, but I'm not so great applying false lashes and extensions require upkeep and aren't exactly budget friendly. An alternate solution? You bet. The Wink Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Oil. 


    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    All the Beauty Bits with Mojo Spa

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    Today is a mixed makeup bag thanks to Mojo Spa, as they do a bit of everything. Skincare? Yup. Makeup? You bet. Perfume? Sure thing. Candles? Of course... I could go on. The Chicago based brand is no one trick pony. Their array of over 350 products also happens to be made with love in small batches using better for you, natural ingredients (think real fruit, veggies, and herbs). I've been sampling an assortment of their beauty bits and have to say, they're a pretty amazing brand. I may or may not have a wish list as long as my arm. Like the new Warm and Cozy Candle (cinnamon, vanilla, and mulberry) which is a candle AND body cream. Yes, please! But I'm getting off track...


    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Oh My GOSH | New Core Face Products

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    We're talking GOSH today! The Denmark based brand is currently only available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, but they've recently added a ton of new products to the core range. So many that I decided it might be best to break them up into two posts. So, today is all about the face products with primers, highlighters, and a contour kit. Let's go!


    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Pur Brush + Bronze

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    Happy Tuesday, blog fans and a happy belated Thanksgiving to my fellow canucks. I did the lazy thing yesterday and didn't even turn on my computer. It was pretty glorious until this morning when I had to sort through a few hundred emails. Anyhow, today is all about the brush + bronze life with some Pur bits. If you love collecting brushes you're most definitely going to want to read on.


    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Accessorizing Made Easy (and Happy) with Happiness Boutique

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    Happy Friday, blog fans! Today is all about happiness as we're talking earrings, which never cease to make me happy. Plus, they happen to be from the Happiness Boutique, so there is positivity all ways around. Enough chatter, let's get to the goods!



    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Gifting from the Farm with FarmHouse Fresh

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    If you're a last minute shopper (like I tend to be) you likely aren't ready to start thinking holidays, but it's never too early to get a few ideas jotted down. Shopping can be serious business, so a plan of attack is a great idea. Often times, it's the little somethings that can be hard to find or think of. Something thoughtful, useful, and not overly expensive... FarmHouse Fresh has some perfect offerings for such situations. While bath and body gifts aren't for everybody on your list, these will please quite a few.



    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    On Wednesdays... | Stila Amalfi Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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    Last weekend, I spent an hour our two doing inventory. I made a master list of all the goods in my 'to blog' pile. It was most definitely a pile and I was growing uneasy with my lack true organization. In my sort and file, I came across the very pink Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amalfi. It arrived with some fall bits, but it just seemed too pink to be a fall release. It's just so... pink. Turns out it's not a fall shade at all (surprise, surprise) but a summer release. That's a-okay, because it just happens to be Wednesday and you know what we wear...



    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Avon Does Autumn | Fall 2016

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    I like to think of each season as a mini refresher. A new start, new colours to obsess over and a welcome reason to change up my makeup and skincare. I'll take any reason. To wring in Autumn, Avon has some newness that is a great way to refresh your look, skincare, and mug life.



    Monday, October 3, 2016

    L'Occitane Arlesienne & Advent Calendar Preview | Holiday 2016

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    I know, it's only been October for twelve seconds and we're already talking Holiday, but products are rolling out and you know what comes next... the selling out. If there is something you love now, don't wait to buy, or it will be gone. I suspect that will be the case with one of the products we're going to have a peek at today. L'Occitane is rolling out a ton of holiday sets this year featuring brand classics and new bespoke scents for him and her. Read on for a look at Arlesienne and this year's advent calendar...