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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brow Know-How with Maybellne Brow Precise

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Brows! It's clearly another brow day, and while I've been swimming in new brow product lately, I don't mind. There is just something about brow products that keeps me interested no matter how many I've tried. Maybelline has been feeding my brow love with their Brow Precise range that has three new products. From fibre filled brow mascara, to highlight, and your good old pencil, they offer something for every brow. Read on for a little look!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Gorgeous Cosmetics Base Perfect Liquid Foundation

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It's a foundation kind of day, is it not? It's been a minute since the I've added a new foundation to my routine, but I've been using the Gorgeous Cosmetics Base Perfect Liquid Foundation for a month or so and it's about time we chat it up. Or, I chat, you read. Whatever... Read on!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pearlesque Box | February 2017 Red Flower

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As it has a tendency to do, time has marched along and somehow February is just around the corner. With it comes a new Pearlesque Box, so I guess it's not all bad. This month features Red Flower, a skincare brand that uses natural botanicals from Finland. Read on t check it out...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Stripes Make Everything Nice | Kokie Cosmetics

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Hello, blog fans! You were meant to be reading this yesterday, but I was in the throws of what I'll call a severe book-over. No, not a hangover, but the ill effects of staying up far too late reading. You know when just one more chapter leads to a never ending reading session, and before you know it it's 6 am? It left me feeling a bit zombie-ish yesterday. Add to that some missing photos, a majorly broken nail (which meant no retaking said missing photos) and no resolve to get this blog post finished. I can report I am well rested now, and fully ready to chat about a few stripe-clad Kokie Cosmetic bits. Read on!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Everything You Need For Fabulous Brows | Full Brow

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The brow. So good when it all goes well, but do sad (and even scary) when things don't quite work out. I was lucky and never went through a tweezer obsession in my younger years, but not all brows were so lucky. A moment of silence for the follicles forever damaged...  Most of us need a bit of help achieving our dream brows and for that there are brow-centric brands like Full Brow. The name alone is a friendly sign that better brow days are ahead.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Essie Spring 2017 Collection

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It's Monday, but I doubt you need me to tell you that... It's a dull, mid-winter day here, and as much as I love the colour grey, the grey days are getting a little old. That means it's a perfect day to play in a bit of colour! The Essie Spring Collections brings some fun shades with bold and saturated offerings to transition you into warmer, sunnier days.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cocoa Crush | Avon Planet Spa Pampering Chocolate

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I know, there are a few odd ducks who don't like chocolate, but for the most part, humans all agree that chocolate is pretty awesome. Avon agrees, as they've got a cocoa crush themselves. They've added cocoa extract to a range of their Planet Spa bath and body products for a delicious experience.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nothing but New with Make Up For Ever

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It's a kind of in between time  when it comes to beauty collections. Winter/holiday is behind us, but it's still just a smidge too early for spring collections to really start popping up. Luckily, Make Up For Ever is always thinking of us and has a few new releases to get us through. Today we're chatting up the new Pro Sculpting Brow Palette, High Precision Lip Pencil, and Artist Acrylip Lip Paints.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Highlight. Contour. Line. | Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe & Liquid Liner

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R is for Rodial. At least for today it is. I've tried a fair bit of Rodial skincare, but the three products we're going to chat up are my first foray into their recently expanded makeup range. Can Rodial do makeup as well as they do skincare? You'll have to read on to find out... Spoiler: they can.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New & Improved | OPI Infinite Shine Primer & Gloss + Iconic Shades

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Happy Monday, blog fans! As 'they' say, today is the bluest day of the year... Good ol' Blue Monday. I don't know about you. but I'm feeling pretty okay today. But, on the off hand chance that you are feeling a bit down, a batch of new OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Shade4s could be the cure. Who doesn't like a new polish or two?As you likely know, the Iconic Shades are classic OPI shades re-released in the Infinite Shine formula.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Say Buh-Bye to the Winter Dry(ness) | BVSpa by Bon Vital Body Butter

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I don't know exactly when you'll read this, as my current self (which by this point is my past self) is getting organized and writing up some posts in advance. Go me! Anyway, at present, it's snowing and the weather is absolute shi sugar, complete with bitter cold. You know where this is going, especially if you tend to have dry skin year round. The combination of indoor heating and the super cold turns skin into a flaky, dry (and if you're lucky) itchy mess. There are many ways to combat the winter dry, but one of my favourites is a liberal slathering of good ol' body butter. My current favourites come from BVSpa by Bon Vital as they smell incredible and bring a hefty does of hydration.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One Mascara For All? | So Lashy! CoverGirl Blast Pro Mascara

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It's a mascara kind of day, isn't it? Today is all about CoverGirl's newest mascara offering, So Lashy! A mascara marketed as being and adaptive mascara that gives "bold, dark volume from every angle" that "separates, defines and lifts lashes, even corners and hard to reach lashes" I find I've gotten pretty picky about my mascara in recent years, and really don't think one formula /brush is going to work to everyone's tastes. It's just too subjective. But it is nice knowing you can run into the drugstore and find a great mascara without spending a ton. That's the resolution tie in of the day- spend less. Mascara can get pricey, especially when you're just going to toss it in three months. So, is So Lashy! my new must-have?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Sweet Tooth | Chimes Ginger Chews

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Last year, Chimes Ginger Chews found their way into my life, and brought with their tasty little selves an idea for a new blog feature. I had the name, I had the catch phrase and the first product to feature annnd never actually did it. I wanted to feature more lifestyle content last year and didn't quite follow through with that either, so 2017 is all about follow through starting with The Sweet Tooth. Why? Because life is too short for bad candy (see, that as the aforementioned catch phrase.) How does candy fit in with this week's resolutions theme, you ask? Good question! As many tend to do, you've likely decided to eat a bit better this year (or at very least, this January.) Eating better doesn't have to suck though, you can still have something a little tasty every now and again without throwing your healthy eating plan out the window. In step Chimes Ginger Chews.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Complexion Deception | THEFACESHOP BB Cream & Glow Coordinator

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this week is has a resolutions theme (sort of...) I don't really do resolutions, but do think of January/ the new year as a time to reflect and make little (or big, you do you...) changes to be the best and happiest version of you. You know? Something I know a lot of people are trying to do this year is take better care of their skin. As a skincare fan, I can totally get behind that. The thing is it takes time. You know that. We all know that, but seeing results makes it all seem so much more worth while. What to do? Fake it 'til you make it, obviously- an act of complexion deception.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lip Lovin' | Maybelline Colour Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes & Loaded Bolds

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Welcome back, blog fans! I'm officially back from my holiday blog-cation. While this isn't officially my first post of 2017, this week will have a bit of a resolutions theme. Granted, they may not all be typical resolutions, but whatever. Starting things off, we've got the 'wear more lipstick' resolution. It's not your average, but I like it! I can't take credit for it though, as I saw it pop up in my Instagram feed, but it stuck with me. Maybelline has some great lipstick options that don't break your budget, but offer up an array of enviable hues and finishes. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Pearlesque Box | January 2017 Akar Skin

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New year, new skincare. Makes sense, right? I'm still on my blog-cation for a few more days, but I can make an exception of Pearlesque Box. Their first box of the year features Akar Skin, makers of 100% natural skincare made with all organic, wild harvested ingredients sourced from the Tibetan Plateau.