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Friday, March 30, 2018

The Low (Budget) Glow featuring Avon, Maybelline & Hard Candy

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I LOVE highlighter, radiance boosters, glow serums, liquids, powders, creams... If it gives skin a glowy, radiant je ne sais quoi I want it.  I know I'm not alone, but I've come to the point in my collecting hoarding that I don't really need to spend a ton to get my glow on. Sure, I still do every so often (I'm weak...) but there are some excellent budget-friendly options out there, like these little gems from Avon, Maybelline & Hard Candy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Luxe for Less | Kristin Ess Hair

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As a blogger, I've found I go through seasons where one particular product is the most abundant. This Spring, it seems like everything has gone to hair. I've been testing and trialing so many new products it's almost ridiculous (in the best way, clearly.) There has been a constant stream of new products in and out of my shower, but the ones that have sped their way into my heart? Kristin Ess.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Build a Better Lip Wardrobe with Lise Watier

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Spring is slowly starting to come around... Even if we're still dealing with record breaking cold, it does feel like winter is starting to fade away. I know my urge to spring clean has sprung up already, and this year I'm doing a full on beauty purge. I've done my mascara drawer (proof I probably had too many if they needed their own drawer, right?) concealer and cream shadow drawers too, Lipsticks are next, which is perfect timing because the new lip goodies from Lise Watier are so good. Scratch that. SO. GOOD. that they're going to be in constant rotation.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Clean Team | Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes

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The humble cleansing wipe (or cloth, towelette... whatever). It never used to be a staple in my routine, but when it comes to getting makeup off post-clean (a la the double cleanse method) they get the job done quickly, and can be essential in your 'I'm too tired for my whole routine' routine, which we all should have. It never hurts to have a backup plan. Neutrogena is proving they're your go-to brand with an impressive selection of options.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Geek N Pretty | The Pretty Deluxe Box

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Who loves Korean beauty & skincare? Given its rise in popularity, I guess I should ask who doesn't, but you get my gist. I've been a fan ever since my fist sheet mask, so it was easy to get excited about the new Geek N Pretty subscription boxes which are all about Korean beauty.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Drugstore Lovin' | Revlon Edition

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I have to admit, it's been a minute since I've actually gone to the drugstore (sorry Shoppers) and it's actually a little sad. I mean, the drugstore can be a glorious place for new beauty and a great way to play around with formulas, colours, and products similar to the bigger (and pricier) brands without feeling too terrible if they end up being duds. Revlon has quite a few new releases hitting shelves, and I have to say, not a dud in sight.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mary Kay Spring 2018

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Spring is taking its sweet time arriving (as per usual) but at least spring makeup is still rolling out on schedule. Mary Kay has taken a pared down approach with their 2018 collection, but it does feature a few bits that are perfect for reviving your stash.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Rosy Glow | Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl Rose & Noir Révélateur

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When my addictive-leaning beauty collecting began, I was all about lip gloss. There was no such thing as too many, even if they all kind of looked the same in the end. i eventually moved on from the glossy stuff, and like most everyone else, favour a liquid lipstick more often than not. That said, in recent months I've come back around to a glossier look and the ease of a little gloss. New to my glossy gang are two rosy options from the Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl range.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Maybelline Total temptation Collection | Spring 2018

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Who needs a new mascara? I never really do, as I always have something waiting in the wings, but I am very much guilty of not tossing a tube when I should. It's just so easy to use a favourite a little longer than the recommended three months. I did do a recent clear-out though, and was hoping the new Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara could be a new favourite, but does it take have it what it takes? Read on for my thoughts...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Urban Velocity | Lise Watier Spring 2018

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Who loves a little holo? I mean, how can you not? Lise Watier is all about the play of light this spring, as evidenced in their new. limited edition, Urban Velocity collection that just happens to be dressed in holographic gorgeousness. Of course, the insides don't lack appeal either, with a palette of pretty neutral-with-a-twist type shades.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

LaCoupe Naturals Collection | Moroccan Rose

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Once upon a time, I was the lowest of low maintenance when it came to my hair. Shampoo, conditioner, the occasional box of at home dye and that was about it. Seriously. I've since moved up the maintenance chart, a good many rungs actually, and have amassed an army of beloved (and pricey) products in doing so. The thing is, I still like to save a few pennies whenever possible, so finding a few drugstore hair-care options is always on my to-do list. The answer? Read on to find out...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Scratch & Sniff Beauty | Hard Candy Fox in a Box Marbleized Baked Blush

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Happy Monday, blog fans! Let's start the week with something a little fun, yeah? I mean, there are luxe products, budget products, boring products... you get the idea, but there are also those that are just plain fun. Hard Candy gets it, and has injected a little extra in their newly hatched version of Fox in a Box Marbleized Baked Blushes.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pearlesque Box | March 2018 C. Lavie

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I am always open to new skincare, but when that skincare happens to be a cruelty-free, organic, and French brand with cute meets luxe packaging... I get very happy. So, it's pretty fair to say that the March Pearlesque Box is pure happiness, as it features two full size C. Lavie products.