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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.