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Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 11

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT Summer may still have a little bit of time left on the clock, but I Know all the Words is prepping for fall with some new autumnal shades from Mary Kay. With matte lipsticks and two shadow quads, you can't help but feel seasonal vibes.

The Beauty & the Box Traveler Deluxe makeup travel kit is perfect to organize and carry ALL your makeup and toiletries whether you’re a beauty enthusiast or a seasoned traveler. Prime Beauty LOVES it!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a penchant for eco-luxe cruelty-free skincare products, and therefore is very happy to introduce you to Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serums! They are worth every cent, and they deliver on their promises– plus they are good for your skin, and the environment.

Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a giveaway that's perfect for fall. Enter to win iconic Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, the gentle, leave on exfoliator that smooths skin and unclogs and shrinks pores!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom thinksVitamin C should be part of everyone's anti-aging skincare routine. Read her post to see why. Sometimes you need a luxurious skin tool in your life to bring you to the next step. Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has just the apparatus that you'll need and want with the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser. The difference in her skin makes it well worth the cost.

Are you looking for ways to make your home more natural? While not all chemicals are bad, sometimes it’s better to look back to nature when it comes to surrounding our lives with products. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has delved into the world of essential oils with Simply Earth, and has tested out and reviewed their September soap making-themed recipe box this week. These boxes and the different products you can make with them are sure to be a hit this upcoming holiday season! 

Have you tried the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table shares why she loves to use it as an under eye setting powder. Check out her review and how-to to learn more.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Pearlesque Box | September 2019 Dirty Lamb

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Okay, let's take a moment to ponder why time seems to be moving so quickly all of a sudden... How is Wednesday already and more so, how is it September? I have no clue. I will say though, I am pumped for fall weather, which has already started creeping in. Today was a lovely overcast day with sporadic intervals of rain. Perfection if you was me. September also brings with it the newest Pearlesque Box featuring Dirty Lamb. I was very excited to see Dirty Lamb goodies as I've been wanting to try more of their offerings. Interested too? You know what to do...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Autumnal Vibes | Mary Kay Fall 2019

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I may or may not have been hoodie and cardigan shopping this morning... What can I say, autumn will be here soon and I am all for it. Mary Kay is marking my official foray into the 2019 fall beauty season with a few new (and limited edition) offerings in the form of new matte lipsticks and two pre-made shadow quads. Ready for a closer look? You know what to do...

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 10

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTAre you interested in organic, vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics? If so then check out Beauty Info Zone to see what The Organic Skin Co.has to offer. You won't be disappointed.

Need a little something new in your makeup bag without breaking the bank? I Know all the Words talks the new (and kind of amazing) Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polishes that offer an opaque cover and perfectly glossy shine.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has been on a quest to find the perfect eco-friendly mattress and platform bed, check out the final contenders!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom introduces us to a new anti-aging skincare product from Cliniquein an informative video.

Never Say Die Beauty has been trying a trio of K-beauty Belif skincare products for normal and combination skinthat are perfect warm weather solutions for her dry skin!

Ever heard of a reverse hair dryer? Blythe from Prime Beauty gives us the 411 on RevAir, the revolutionary new hair dryer.

$160.00 worth of quality beauty products including skin care, makeup, hair care and more for only $21.00? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table shares the best value in beauty subscription boxes going! Check out her Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Box Unboxing for Augustto see all of the amazing get pretty goodies that landed on her doorstep.

Do your scent preferences change with the season? Are you looking for the perfect fall fragrance? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour reviewed the roll-on perfume in Peridot by The Sage Lifestyle
and is loving it!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Trendy on the Cheap | Wet n Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Palettes

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A post from the 'forgotten files' today. Well, kind of. I've had this post half started since last August when I picked up these Wet n Wild palettes on a whim. I was feeling the need for something peachy when I saw the Not a Basic Peach palette and took it as a good enough reason to grab Rosé in the Air (a very decent ABH Modern Renaissance dupe.) Of course, with the semi-recent problems Wet n Wild found themselves in regarding their cruelty-free status (read up here) I decided maybe to hold off posting these for just a while longer. While I don't exclusively use cruelty-free products, the way Wet n Wild handled the issue (and that it was happening in the first place) has certainly made me weary of supporting the brand in the future.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lip Lovin' | Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish

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Look at me, staying on schedule getting it done. I mean, it helps that I finally got a new computer. Who knew you could get so much done when your computer doesn't overheat and shut down every ten minutes? It's a major game changer. Although, I took on some transcription work, so after spending the bulk of my day typing, whipping out blog posts isn't always my idea of a good time. Granted, the new Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish can encourage me to spend a few more minutes behind the screen.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 9

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTLola's Secret Beauty Blog revisits the magnificence of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
because it is so good that it warrants repurchase. The antioxidant-rich oil is formulated to combat dull skin, to fade hyperpigmentation, and to heal scars, sun damage, flaky skin and blemishes. In a word, it’s incredible– plus it is affordable!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an amazing giveaway from the Fashion Flash Group happening now over on her blog. Giveaway prizes include a self improvement type book, a mind and body workout dvd and a $50 Amazon gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter now.

Are you trying to eliminate chemicals in your home? Prime Beauty is with the help of the Grove Collaborative that features natural and cruelty-free household products!

Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of chances to make the most of what's left. I Know all the Words is chatting Summer Survival Supplies with a few key products to wrap up the summer beautifully.

Have you always wondered what sort of things you would discover at a business-to-business trade show? This summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend Cosmoprof North America (not to be confused with the popular beauty professional store CosmoProf). This week, she shared her top product picks in the category of skin care, ranging from affordable to luxury prices as well as including some more simple and green options. Be sure to check it out and see if you may have a new favorite for your own beauty routine!

It's all about organization on Beauty Info Zone. Check out the Bollie Acrylic Organizer
to see how it helps organizing and just plain finding things.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a unique and totally organized way to travel with your cosmetics. Introducing Beauty and the Box!

White eyeliner is having another moment. Who doesn't want bright, dramatic eyes? Never Say Die Beauty has been using Kat Von D's uber creamy, waterproof Cake Pencil Liner to draw her long-lasting lines even on the waterline!

Are you curious about seasonal beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fitness subscription boxes? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table got the chance to try Fab Fit Fun for fall, a box that has it all in one and she's a fan. Come check it out, see if it would be right for you, too.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Roll With It | Avon Pure Roll-On Essential Oils

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Aside from the peppermint oil I use on my trash to keep raccoons at bay (which does work wonders), I haven't really dabbled in essential oils. I've wanted to, but I don't know, just never took the time to get overly acquainted with all of the options and learning what is most beneficial for various concerns and aliments. If you're in the same boat as me, you're likely going to be into the new addition to Avon's essential oil family.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Summer Survival Supplies | 2019 Edition

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I can't say that I've created many of my own traditions, but it seems that a Summer Survival Supplies post is a yearly must on IKATW. Okay, I missed last year, but since 2015 we've been chatting up a heap of summer products almost annually. Every year I end up with summery products that just don't find their way into other posts. No problem, into the SSS pile it goes. There is a problem though, I usually end up with a few too many products and then the post takes forever to write. I thought I kept this year's pile smaller, but now I'm not so sure. Oh well, it's faster to read it (and really, that's all you care about anyway) so let's get to it. You know what to do...

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 8

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTMonochromatic eyeshadow palettes have been having their moment, with yellow being the shade du jour. I Know all the Words delves into summery yellow hues with the Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette and shares two citrusy eye looks.

Interested in K-Beauty but don't know where to start? Pammy Blogs Beauty explores the latest and greatest in K-Beauty with the JoahBox K-Beauty Subscription Box!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a serious obsession with Senteurs D’Orient Hammam Soap in Oriental Gardenia. It is such a gorgeous and fragrant soap-on-a-rope that you might be reluctant to use it, but this creamy and moisturizing soap should be used and enjoyed because it is truly that special.

Prime Beauty finds the Vitabrid Dual Mask plumps, hydrates and adds collagen to over 40 skin and feels fabulous on the skin!

Summer still has a way to go, so it's not too late to check out Never Say Die Beauty's review of the fabulous water resistant Swimmables makeup collection from Cargo. It's a cinch to apply, highly pigmented and lasts and lasts!

Are you looking for new tools to help with your beauty routine? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour attending Cosmoprof North America last month, and this week she shared her top picks in beauty tools she encountered at the show. Are any of them your current favorites?

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has found five favorites that are helping her with the dog days of summer.

Is a skin care fridge bougie or is it beneficial? Erika, from Notes from My Dressing Table thinks that it is a little of both and she's ready to convince you why you need a skin care fridge of your very own. Come on over and be convinced. You know that you want to.

Friday, August 9, 2019

And Then There Was Two... | Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes

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Was two or where two... Regardless as to where you fall on the grammatical front, I'm sure you can agree that sequels can be questionable. Okay, more often than not, they probably should have just never happened, but sometimes... Well, sometimes they're everything you didn't even know you were missing. Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes is just that.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Pro Fun, Anti Sun | Lightweight SPF Times Three

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Every year as spring begins to settle in, a new season beings... SPF season. Not to be braggadocios, but I have had no need to buy sunscreen in years. A bevvy of options ends up on my desk and I'm left feeling like I should probably venture outside more. Should is the operative word, I won't though because I kind of hate the sun, or being in it at any rate. If you're like me and are a professional sun avoider, you don't really have a need for body formulas, but the face is another story. I like to use the summer months to trial out a bunch of face sunscreens so I have the perfect option to see me through for the rest of the year. Daily SPF is always necessary. I have three current faves, so let's get to them, shall we?

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sweet & Sour | Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette

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My mom has never been a prolific baker, but when she does grace us with a little something from the oven, you know it is going to be amazing. One of her go-to creations is the all too often overlooked loaf cake. Her lemon loaf has always been my favourite with a simple, but tangy-sweet glaze on top... SO good! It takes the humble lemon to a whole other level. Lemon loaf ramble aside, we're talking everything yellow today with the gorgeous Midas Cosmetics Lemonade Palette.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 7

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTIt has been a really long time since Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has published an Empties Post, but this one was definitely worth the wait. There are so many luxury must-haves that are covet and repurchase worthy! See which ones have already been repurchased!

Can beauty and athleisure coexist? Do we need them to?... Whatever your answer the Puma x Maybelline Collection brings both worlds together with gorgeous results. You can see the collection over on I Know All the Words.

Have you been interested in essential oils but not too sure how exactly to use them? Are you interested in a natural skincare routine that you can make at home? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has the perfect solution for you! Simply Earth has a themed monthly essential oil box at a very affordable price, and the theme for August is “Face care”. To learn more abut this great box, check out Jen’s post and find a discount code for a free box with purchase!

Fashion Flash is doing a different kind of Beauty & A Book giveaway this time. Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a camper's giveaway! Prizes are $50 VISA card, a new adventure story by Lisa Doan aimed at middle schoolers, and a camper's care package filled with fun activities and loot!

Beauty Info Zone loaded the blog with giveaways this week. Three brand new ones started and on Tuesday, August 6th another will be added. Winning is sweet but you can't win if you don't enter!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is sharing information about a new sonic toothbrush that she's been loving. Take a look and grab a deeply discounted price to purchase one of you're in the market for a new one.

Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving BioSilk's Hydrating Therapy line for her super dry highlighted hair.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Speedy Skincare | Petitfée Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches

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When it comes to masks I am all inclusive. If it sits on my face and does something, I'm down. That said, I'm especially fond of adding hydrating masks into my everyday pre-makeup routine. I'm dry and can take allll the hydration I can get. I mean, it's not unusual to find me doing my hair with a thick layer of moisturizer on under my eyes and particularly dry areas. It helps, and sometimes you don't have fancy eye patches on hand, okay? See where this is going?...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Gadget Love | Smile Brilliant CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush

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You've likely heard of the tooth whitening system offered by Smile Brilliant, but did you know they also offer toothbrushes? I for one, did not. I don't really dabble in the world of tooth whitening (hello, sensitive teeth) but I am a little nerdy and love me some dental care. So, it was an obvious match made in heaven when Smile Brilliant reached out with the opportunity to try their CariPRO Electric Toothbrush. I clearly was down.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Beauty Meets Athleisure? | Puma X Maybelline Collection

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If the combination of Puma & Maybelline makes you wonder if you're meant to wear this collection to they gym, then you`re not alone. I may have been thinking the same thing. Don't worry, you're not. I mean, you could, if you were so inclined, but that wasn't quite what Maybelline had in mind. Instead, the collaborative, limited-edition collection "fuses beauty, fashion, and sport into one high-performance makeup collection" aka athleisure, but for your face.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 6

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTNever Say Die Beauty thought she had found her HG natural deodorant, but then she tried new Mineral-Enriched Invisible Solid Deodorant from Crystal.  So smooth, so clean, so easy to apply. Especially love Freshly Minted!

Could your skincare use a seasonal shakeup? I Know all the Words chats Summer Skin Survival Supplies to keep save your complexion from a major meltdown.

Part serum, part essence, Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table is but stupid in love with the Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum. This cruelty free, clean formula harnesses the power of the antioxidants in blueberries to improve the skin in several appreciable ways.

Since discovering the brand last summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has become obsessed with Australian cosmetics brand, BYS Cosmetics. Earlier this week, she shared a review on two items from the brand that are out of this world! Be sure to check it out.

Are you already a fan of Scentbird's awesome luxury fragrance sampling service? Pammy Blogs Beauty sure is! So, Pammy is super excited to share Scentbird's lastest venture into skincare with their  Healing Crystals-Inspired Facial Masks. 

Korean beauty products have been increasingly making their way to our vanities. See the latest JoahBox, a box filled with K-beauty that’s available as a subscription over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is a HUGE fan of Boxwalla and their August Beauty Box: The Secret Symphony of Skincare Featuring Heart of Gold products is an astonishing treat for the skin and the senses. It features 3 full size products, valued at $180.00, for a mere $49.95. You will receive a cleansing balm, an exfoliant and a moisturizing serum– all of which are perfect for glowing summer skin. Are your lashes begging for something more?

Are they tired of looking for a great vegan and cruelty-free product? Beauty Info Zone has the solution for that with  vegaLASH volumizing mascara. You're going to love the look.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Summer Skin Survival Supplies

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I know, I know, it's been a whole lot of skin related content around these parts lately. From complexion products to actual skincare, it seems skin is all I've been interested in. It most likely stems from the fact that I reigned in my routine a few months ago. It was an attempt to finish more products, and now that the season has changed, and I really am finishing things, I can dive back into the skincare world. I'm diving deep, and as it happens, have a few choice potions that are perfect for keeping skin happy during the summer season. Ready to dive in with me?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 5

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has discovered the perfect picks for a pink pout this summer! Winky Lux Flower Balm in Purple and Disco Lip Gloss in Hustle are fuss-free, whimsical and utterly gorgeous!

Prime Beauty shows you all the waterproof makeup options in the Cargo Swimmables Collection!And..she's giving away a few of those options!

Do you know about squalene, a natural moisturizer made by the body that decreases once you hit your 20s? Do you know the difference between squalene and squalane? Never Say Die Beauty has been using 3 skincare products from Biossance, the clean beauty, vegan squalane experts, and she's become a squalane convert!

Join Lisa from Beauty Info Zone as she shows you some great DIY beauty. It's fun and easy.

Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Revlon's fun new lippie release: Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish!

Are you looking for a new, different and compelling summer fragrance? Head over to Notes from My Dressing Tableand let Erika introduce you to Juliette Has a Gun Eau de Parfum Not a Perfume and the wonders of this gorgeous and confounding single note, synthetic ambergris scent.

It just isn't summer in the beauty world without bronzer. You could even call it bronzer season... I Know all the Words dives into everthing bronze with a selection of products to get you glowing. 

Stacie tried a brand of skincare that has a pharmaceutical grade aloe vera base. Sounds soothing, right? Check out her review of some of the products over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Summer Skin with Shoppers Drug Mart

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Life. Enough said? I don't know about you, but mine has been a bit of a struggle lately. If something can go wrong, it seems like it will. Especially if it's a something that costs money. I've dealt with enough bank account taxing events to last me a good while. All that said, I'm more than happy to get a bit of time away from all that to chat beauty. More specifically, a few great summer skin products available at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Ready? Grab your Optimum points card and let's roll...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bronzer Season | Bronzing with Vita Liberata, Rodial, Sothys & Revlon

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There is a season for just about everything, and while a dusting of bronzer can be a year-round affair, nothing brings out our desire for everthing bronzey like a little sun. Even as a devout sun and heat avoided, I dabble with bronzey hues come summer. It just makes sense, if you're one looking to fake a sun-kissed tan, or just add a little added warmth, bronzers are your bff.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Delightfully Drugstore | Kiss NY Pro Touch Dark Under Eye Concealer

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I don't know what I was thinking when I put my blog schedule together, but subliminally I must have had complexion issues on the brain. I did just recover (yes, recover, it was rough) from an unusually harsh breakout, so it may have been my inspiration. Anyhow, I've got colour correctors coming up next, but today it's all about the Kiss NY Pro Touch Dark Under Eye Concealer and how I really didn't expect much from them. Spoiler alert: I was wrong.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 4

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT Prime Beauty says summer is the time for juicy glossy lips. Get them with Osmosis +Colour Lip Glazes! 

Beauty Info Zone loves nothing more than having a great giveaway and we're delighted with our new Fashion Flash Beauty and a Book giveaway. Win a $50 Amazon gift card, BYS Cosmetics, a travel brush set and an fun bridal romance book by Heidi Betts in one fell swoop.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has fallen madly in love with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Double Team, and one look is all you need to see why it’s the perfect blue-based pink for summer!

His & Hers skincare refresh for Summer? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out two fantastic new skincare items from Kiehl's!

Would you like a luxe, hydrating and pampering sheet mask experience that doesn't break the bank? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares her thoughts on the the Vitabrid C12 Dual Mask Luxury Sheet Mask is perfect for dry, stressed summer skin.

Things are heating up outside, but the Sothys Summer Chill Eyeshadow Paletteis bringing something a little cooler to your summer looks. I Know all the Words has swatches and more to keep you cool for the summer.

More people are moving toward clean beauty products. Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom reviewed lipstick from YULIP, a K-Beauty brand that may interest you. Glycolic acid is one of the key skincare ingredients for radiant, younger looking skin.

Never Say Die Beauty has been using Leaping Bunny certified PRAI Beauty Glycolic Serum and Creme with great results!

Friday, June 28, 2019

I Can So I Did | Revlon PhotoReady Candid Collection

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I recently purged a lot of my foundation collection. It sounds terrible to admit, but I was holding onto a lot of foundations that were either so completely not my shade, that I hated, and that were just too old to put on my face. Why let them take up precious space when there is a whole, wide world of better options. right? What am I getting at... Oh, right. The Revlon PhotoReady Candid Collection recently found its way to me, and I have to say, I've been incredibly happy with it.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cool for the Summer | Sothys Summer Chill Collection Eyeshadow Palette

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I've got a heap of summery products to get to. I'm trying to plan as many themed posts as possible to get everything in, but to get things started, I'm feeling a one product post. Does it get through the backlog? Not exactly, but sometimes it just feels right. Especially with the Sothy's Summer Chill Collection Eyeshadow Palette, as it's a little different for summer as it runs a little cool. Everyone has warm, bronzey shades for summer, so I was intrigued that this is something a little less typical.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads. vol. 3

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT Give your dry skin the gift of Manuka Honey with the Airelle Hydrating Manuka Mask! Prime Beauty recommends it for over 40 women and she slips a spoonful in her morning tea too!

Little excites Lola's Secret Beauty Blog more than exquisite ultra-luxe skincare products, and for that very reason Graydon Fullmoon Serum is currently being featured as one of our greatest recent discoveries. This anti-aging serum, which is cruelty-free and vegan, leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. It also gently exfoliates dead skin cells while plumping fine lines. It is a holy grail discovery that you really must try for yourself, and once you do you will be hooked!

Not only can you help improve your skin but you can also donate to City of Hope at the same time with MURAD's Hydration skincare. Beauty Info Zone shares some of the products that will help you and cancer patients.

Want to celebrate Pride month with some fun skincare? Pammy Blogs Beauty loves Youth to the People's Limited Edition Pride Superfood Cleanser.

Could this be the perfect BB cream for summer? Never Say Die Beauty thinks so! Cruelty-free Derma E Tinted Moisturizing BB Cream with mineral sunscreen SPF 30 in 5 shades feels light as air on her skin.

There are so many anti-aging skincare myths that we've all been told. You can read about 5 of them that we should stop believing over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

The days are heating up quickly, and with so many exciting adventures ahead, everyone needs a quick 5 minute makeup routine to get put together and out the door fast. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour shared her quick look for the summer this week including a tip you’ll want to use year round. Be sure to check it out!

Could your makeup bag use a little refresher for Summer? I Know all the Words explores some great options from Almay sure to see you through the season.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hair Helper | L'Oreal Magic Shampoo Invisible Dry Shampoo

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I think it's pretty safe to say dry shampoo is a must-have beauty item for, well, anyone with hair. It's just so convenient, since as we all know, washing hair is just more work. All that said, I do remember a time before dry shampoo was readily available (I know, dark times...) and when there really weren't many options at the drugstore level. Clearly, those days are behind us and it seems every brand has something to offer. I take that as a personal challenge, and am always up to try the newest offerings. Are they all winners though...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Beauty with Almay

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Summer days are trying to peek through, and I'm sure once they're here I'll regret saying that I'm actually ready for warmer days. Until the sun is officially here (it's still grey, overcast and just a bit rainy...) I'll be adding a few Almay products into my routine to get the summer vibes flowing.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads vol. 2

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTPammy Blogs Beauty found something perfect for your Summer Travel packing! Check out BioSilk's Strength and Shine On-the-Go Styling Kit!

Prime Beauty is trying to add more all natural products into her beauty routine and YULIP Natural Lipsticks fit the bill perfectly! Plus they have gorgeous shades!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog rarely gushes over mascara, but the Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara has proven to be covet-worthy. It separates, lengthens and thickens lashes without clumping, flaking or smudging– plus it is perfect for sensitive eyes, and it is 100% Cruelty-Free. #HourglassCosmetics

Wouldn't you want to win a $50 Ulta gift card along with a Father's Day gift and a fun novel? Beauty Info Zone is giving you a chance with their latest giveaway. Don't miss out on this if you live in the US or Canada.

Itchy scalp from the sun, swimming in a chlorinated pool or just dryness? Got flakes? Never Say Die Beauty had occasional dry scalp to go along with her dry hair, but now it's gone with Derma E Scalp Relief Shampoo and Conditioner, and her hair is silky soft and manageable too!

Have you ever made your own beauty products at home? Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom reviewed a DIY book on her blog that features 100 recipes for products that duplicate product favorites and are made with all natural ingredients.

Need a little something special in your mailbox? I Know all the Words dives into the June Nourish Box to see if it's worth your hard earned coin.

Is the hype real? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table recently purchased the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade FU$$Y to see for herself. Come check it out.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nourish Beauty Box June 2019

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I don't know how I've felt about blogging lately, perhaps a bit stagnant, but something that always works to perk me up (so to speak) is something new. A new product, or in the case today, a new (at least to me) subscription box. The team at Nourish Beauty Box reached out on Instagram, and I just had to see what they had to offer. I mean, who doesn't like a little box of surprise beauty goodies every now and then?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pearlesque Box | June 2019 TellurideGlow

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It's been a minute since a Pearlesque Box has made it to the blog (the Canada Post strike backlog at its finest) but the June box featuring TellurideGlow arrived with just enough time to give it a bit of a chatting up. Want a closer look? You know what to do...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Weekly Reads vol. 1

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHTGlossy is the 'it' lip finish again (yay!) but not all formulas are created equally. Are the Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquers worth the space in your makeup bag? I Know all the Words swatches, tests, and trials the range to find out.

Beauty Info Zone has a Father's Day giveaway that's unlike the typical. Stuff for dad, stuff for you, and a great novel to share for Father's Day. Be sure you enter for the best giveaway.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog doesn’t ordinarily wax poetic about matte lipsticks, but Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Mega Matte in Oblivion is the most gorgeous, flattering and complex mauve-taupe. It is non-drying, comfortable to wear, and it has a faint sheen that gives it a little dimension that prevents it from being flat or dull. It’s a definite must-have if you love mauve lipsticks.

With June upon us, it means the opening of another Polish Pickup! The theme for June is “Weather” and Literary Lacquers will be making its debut to the Polish Pickup with her Shakespeare’s The Tempest inspired polish, Strange Bedfellows. Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has this beauty on her blog this week. I hope you put it on your shopping list because you do not want to miss out on it! 

Blythe from Prime Beauty is finally able to achieve the sunkissed look she's dreamed of with the Lumene Invisible Illumination Collection!

Find out about Pammy Blogs Beauty's everyday sun protection and favorite facial SPF from MyChelle.

If you're in Toronto and need a hair makeover, Babi aka ColorSutraa highly recommends Delineation Beauty Salon in Rosedale! Check out her post below to see how their master stylist, Richard took her hair from omg ugh to omg WOW!

The color-changing Gurunanda Honeycomb Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser and Top 6 Blends eo set that Never Say Die Beauty has been loving makes a perfect gift for grads, college bound students, frazzled brides and groom-to-be, and expectant parents. Take a look!

Is a skin care fridge totally bougie or totally beneficial? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table recently purchased the  Cooluli Concord 20 Liter Compact Cooler/Warmer to be her personal skin care/beauty fridge and she's got the scoop. If you've been curious or thinking about purchasing a skin care fridge, come check it out!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Faux & Fab | Ardell Faux Mink Lashes

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We're chatting lashes today! I go in spells where I am all for lashes and then will go for months without even thinking of them. Lately though, I've been all about Ardell. These ones specifically have been in constant rotation. I do have a few other styles / varieties to try though, so it only makes sense to give the Ardell Faux Minks some time in the spotlight. So, let's get lashy, shall we?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Bold & the Bashful | Mary Kay Spring 2019 Lip Launches

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There are two kinds of lip lovers, the bold and the bashful. Granted, you can totally love both, but when it comes down to it, I think you favour one more than the other. As much as I can get down with a bold hue, it's neutrals and nudes (aka the bashful) that tend to win me over most. Mary Kay is serving up options from both worlds with two variants from their Spring Collection. Want to take a little peek? You know what to do...

Friday, May 10, 2019

Orange You Glad | Avon Anew Vitamin C Collection

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Another round of Friday skincare! We're taking a sidestep from Speedy Skincare this week with the new Anew Vitamin C Collection from Avon. I think I've made it abundantly clear that I live for brightening products, so vitamin c is an ingredient near and dear to my skincare loving heart. With an exfoliating and warming mask, lip treatment, and sheet mask, this collection is perfect for boosting your radiant glow. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cool Girl Glow | Hard Candy Glow Makers

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Warmer weather is upon us, and you know what that means... Actually, it can mean a few things, I don't know why I would propose such an impossible to answer question. Anyway, it means an insurance of all things warm and glowy. Now, there is nothing wrong with toasty glow, but sometimes playing it cool is necessary. As it turns out, Hard Candy has a pretty great range of cool glow makers for just about every part of your moonlit face.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Speedy Skincare | For Beloved Girl Cloud Silk Masks

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I like to keep skincare for Fridays. I'm not exactly sure, but it just seems like the perfect way to wrap up the blog week. Lately, I've been sticking to a pretty rigid skincare regimen though. Not so much out of skin necessity (although, my skin does seem to like the consistency) but more as a means to actually finish products. I've been organizing, purging, and de-cluttering just about everything in my life, and getting use out of things I have before jumping into the next product. I know, not exactly how most bloggers approach things. With all that, it means I haven't been getting into much new skincare, although, I do have a decent stash of product I'll slowly be introducing to my face (and blog) as I finish things off. There is one area though that I'm always making progress- sheet masks!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lip Lust | Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer

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Has anyone else re-discovered their love of lip gloss lately? Gloss was my first beauty love, but I've strayed from it the past few years. Its resurgence has brought me back though, especially with the fact that so many of the new formulas are amazing! Gone are the days of heavy, sticky, generally icky formulas (we've all worn them...) Rodial has dipped a toe in the glossy waters with their Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer range and they are definitely worthy of some space in your makeup bag.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Stick It | Burt's Bees All Aglow Sticks

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I know cream products have been having their moment lately, but I tend not to get along with them. I mean I should, having drier skin, but so many just don't meet my exacting cream formula needs, you know? With all that said, I apprehensively got to testing the Burt's Bees All Aglow Sticks.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Speedy Skincare | b. liv Bright is Right Sheet Mask

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I love a good mask session, or a full-on multi-masking session, but sometimes you just don't have that kind of time. Actually, honest talk here, sometimes you just don't want to expel that much energy either. Sunday Skincare is great, but so is Sunday I'm Lazing About on My Couch Not Moving, you know? For such occasions a sheet mask is always the way to go.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Always Bare for You | OPI Soft Shades 2019

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It's a double nail polish kind of week, and you know what? I'm totally into it. OPI Soft Shades are back again for 2019, and feature feminine, soft, neutral hues. While sheers make a decent statement in the collection this year, there are some layering options should you fear the sheer. Ready for a closer look? you know what to do...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Natural Nails | Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish

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When it comes to nail polish, I basically know two kinds- the old, chemical laden formulas, and the newer, slightly-less chemical laden formulas. That pretty much covers your options, right? Not quite. There are also water-based formulas, for actual adults. Apparently, they're not just for the little ones (which is exactly what I used to think.) Suncoat has been changing everything I thought I knew about polish with their non-toxic, chemical-free, water-based formula.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cactus Cute | Quo Spring 2019 Collection

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Completely unrelated, but I just trimmed my bangs. It was totally stressful (it always is) but I always convince myself I can do it. I mean, I can, but my blood pressure must spike something crazy. Regardless, I am pleased to put the event behind me and chat makeup. No, not just any makeup, but the super adorable, cactus-clad products that make up the limited edition Quo Spring 2019 Collection.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ethereal Glow | Revlon Mythical Light Spring 2019 Trend Report

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Spring has been peeking around corners, then promptly snowing, but is creeping along (don't worry, it'll be allergy season before you know it.) With it come florals, brighter hues, and of course everything pastel. Revlon knows we all get to hankering for pastels this time of year, but has offered up something a little more interesting with glowing, shimmering, iridescent hues. Their selected products create the look as part of their Mythical Light Trend Report.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Stila Edit | Smokey Eye & Nude Lip

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I'm old enough to remember the great smokey eye craze of the early 2000's. A time when smokey eyes were thought to only exist in shades of black and befuddled many a beauty lover. I remember spending hours in my first dorm room with a friend who had spent a small fortune at Shoppers Drug Mart in her quest to perfect such a look. It turns out, smokey eyes are one of the easiest looks to create and while you can smoke out any colour, look damn sexy in black.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Makeup Shakeup | The Rodial Edit

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Spring is thinking of springing; I mean it certainly hasn't sprung quite yet here. I'm sure it's on its way... Maybe. Regardless, a new season is a great time to give your makeup bag and routine in general a little shakeup. Replace your mascara and maybe freshen up some of those everyday staples. Rodial has been taking over as one of my most beloved brands for years, but this newest batch of products.... So good and they might just be the new additions your routine needs.

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Fast Five | Living Coral Edition

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Some years, the Pantone Colour of the year just doesn't vibe well with the beauty world. Then, we get a years like 2019's Living Coral which, just couldn't be better. Coral is one of those shades that casts such a wide net that there is a take that suits just about everyone. That pink-orange-red mix is just so hard to resist. But really, why would you?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Next Level Neutrals | Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

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Remember the last Sephora sale... Yes, the one months ago. That one. Well, I very happily got my makeup loving hands on the Huda Beauty The New Nude palette. Well, not immediately. It sold out incredibly quickly, but it restocked during the sale extension. My beauty arrived and I was SO excited to get into it. SO excited that it got tucked away and I kind of forgot about it. Oops? Clearly, that changes today.

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Fastest Lash? | Ardell Magnetic Lashes

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Up until not that long ago, I didn't fuss with lashes. Like, ever. I found all of my former faux lash woes were a result of not using a glue that worked for me. Now that I've found a glue that I love? It's faux lashes pretty frequently. That said, whipping out glue, applying it, waiting for it to dry down, then apply, still takes time. You know where this is going, right? Magnetic lashes. As great as they sound, the ol' skeptic in me just isn't convinced they're worth the time and money.