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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mary Kay Little Gifts Hand Cream & Lip Balm

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Did you know there is only *checks calendar* 55 days until Christmas?! Panic! You know, it actually feels like it should be closer somehow. Anyway, it's coming. For those who need a little help in the idea department Mary Kay has you covered. This year they've introduced limited edition Little Gifts of hand cream and lip balm as little, inexpensive gifts perfect for friends, family and anyone special on your list. Read on for a closer look!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Calvin Klein Reveal Eau de Parfum

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Be very happy this post has photos. I have spent the last hour fighting flickr to get them to upload. That little 'uploading timed out' thing is so unholy, especially when it waits to pop right at the last stage of publishing. But, since you're reading this, I can quit complaining and get on to this gorgeous scent- Calvin Klein Reveal. Read on!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yves Rocher Holiday 2014 | Pear Caramel

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'Hey Lolita, Hey, Hey Lolita..' Since Elsa Mars' stirring rendition of Gods and Monsters on the last episode of American Horror Story, I've been stuck in a Lana phase. I might just be starting to annoy myself. Something that has been making oh-so-happy though, are the new scents Yves Rocher has rolled out for the holidays! Every year they bring out a selection of products in new scents, and they never disappoint. One of the scents new for this holiday season is the super edible Pear Carmel. Yup. Sounds good right? Read on for a peek of the Yves Rocher Pear Caramel line up!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Lip Love

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Every season I decide I should do a seasonal themed round up of sorts- be it lips, nails... or whatnot- but it usually doesn't end up happening. Why? Because I'm a terrible blogger. No, well maybe a little bit is that, but I get caught up with getting new stuff reviewed that I forget about the seasonal loves. Bad. So, I scrounged up my most loved Autumnal shades- which wasn't hard as most of them were strewn about the bottom of my purse- to bring you my favourites. Read on! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LACC Vegan Nail Polish Fall/Winter 2014 1966 & 1998

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How is it Thursday already? I have no idea where this week has gone, but somehow here we are. Anyway, what you're probably much more interested in are these two beauts from La Couleur Couture (LACC) Vegan Nail Polish Fall/Winter 2014 Collection. They're seriously stunning! Read on.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trade Secrets Organic Beauty

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I've been holding onto some big news, but I can finally share it- I'm a Trade Secrets Organic Beauty Ambassador! What?! Did you know Trade Secrets carries a whole host of non-toxic, sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free products from brands like Abba, Alterna, Bamboo, DiCalabria, Juice Beauty, Macadamia... and more? I will admit that I didn't, but I do love that a Canadian store offers such a wide selection of organic beauty lines for skin and hair. As per my super difficult new position I've been testing some of the products that call Trade Secrets home. Want to know more? Read on!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Avon Goes Big, Bold & Daring | Big & Daring Mascara and Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick

Avon Big Bold and Daring Lipstick and Mascara

Fridays seem to be my most hectic days of the week... Which must be why every post I intend to get up on Friday ends up going up on Saturday. Anyone else all over the place on Fridays? Anyhow, regardless of the day, who can resist a not only a new mascara but a new lipstick (or two) to go with it?! Perfect combo really. Read on for a look at Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara and Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick.

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 19

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  • TheFabZilla: Chucky may have pranked me. Check out the case of the missing brow liner from Charlotte Tilbury. Worst purchase yet?
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: With all of the gorgeous holiday color collections launching, have you put together your lust list? I have!
  • Painted Ladies: False lashes at your fingertips! Lash Closet is a first-of-its-kind false lash subscription service.

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014

    The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer

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    One product which seems to never cease in popularity is The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. My review from  two years ago (here) remains one of my most viewed posts week after week, and for good reason- it's gorgeous! The golden highlight/eyeshadow also happens to have a companion in the form of The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer, which recently came into my possession. So, how do the two compare? Read on for a look!

    Beauty Blog Coalition Facebook Giveaway

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    The hard question- who could use a little extra cash? Okay, who couldn't? Exactly. A bunch of Beauty Blog Coalition members have raided their piggy banks again to bring you a pretty awesome giveaway. Three winners will take home a little extra cash- 1st Place: $155, 2nd Place: $100, 3rd Place: $55- paid via Paypal.

    Not too shabby, right?! Head here to enter and see full rules and regulations. Good luck!

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Clinique Black Honey Beauty Set

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    Clinique is a brand I don't use very often... Mainly because I don't have a lot of Clinique in my collection, which is odd because it's one of the first 'high end' brands I ever used. I have fond memories of some of my first beauty counter experiences buying Clinique Happy, mascaras and lip gloss. But, since then, not a lot of Clinique has crossed my path, well, until now. I was instantly smitten with the idea of a whole wardrobe of the very popular Clinique Black Honey shade which is currently available in the oh-so-perfect Clinique Black Honey Beauty Set. Read on for a closer look at what's included!

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick

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    Has everyone survived their Thanksgiving induced food comas? If you have no idea what that's about, you likely aren't Canadian, as we had our Thanksgiving over the weekend. That said a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrated, and Happy Columbus Day to all my American friends and a general Happy Tuesday to everyone else... I think that covers everyone? Anyhow, something that should cater to everyone are my new favourite lipstick- Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick. Don't let the word sheer turn you off, these are amazing!

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

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    Oh, boy, blush fans. Buy a hat and hold onto it. We all know Hourglass and their incredibly popular Ambient Lighting products and the flurry they whip the beauty community into. They've gone and done it again with their limited edition Ambient Lighting Blush Palette which combines three shades of blush ever so artfully marbled with three shades of powder. Read on for all the gorgeousness!

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Lise Watier Collection Alex

    Lise Watier Alex Collection

    Get ready for a serious case of 'the wants-ies' because this collection is seriously covet-able. I mean, I see new makeup I want all.the.time, that is nothing new, but every now and then something comes along that is even better and strikes an even higher level of want. You know? The limited edition, web exclusive Lise Watier Collection Alex is a gorgeous collection of super wearable shades, designed by Beauty Youtuber Alex Larouche of Alex Beauty Fashion. Oh, and the cherry on top- it's housed in chevron clad rose gold. Perfection? Pretty much! Read on for a closer look.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows | Emerald and Black

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    Survey- Who loves new eyeshadow? Stupid question really, who doesn't like new eyeshadow, especially when the shadow in question happens to be an all new highly-blendable, gel-powder eye shadow from Make Up For Ever? I happen to have two shades, chosen especially for me, from the new range of Artist Shadow. Read on for a peek of Emerald and Black.

    Peanuts by OPI Halloween 2014 Collection Swatches

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    Halloween season is just around the corner, and you know what that means... Halloween polish collections! This year OPI was inspired by the famous Peanuts Halloween special 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!'  and have created a four piece limited edition collection that features two cremes and two seasonal glitters. Read on for a peek!

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Fall 2014 | Eye Colour Palettes

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    Happy Monday, blog fans! I started today expecting to get a full day of blog business done, but before you I knew I had the vacuum out and was rearranging furniture in my living room... Productive, yes, but not exactly what I had planned on doing. Anyway, rounding out Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection are the Eye Colour Palettes Sapphire Noir and Emerald Noir. Read on for a look!

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Fall 2014 | Nail Lacquer

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    Continuing on with the Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection we have nails. Who can resist nail polishes, especially when they come in such cute little bottles? The trio of this collection gives us a dose of shimmer with a satin finish in saturated shades perfect for fall. Read on!

    Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Fall 2014 | Lip Shimmer & Semi-Matte Lipstick

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    Happy Sunday, blog fans! I was supposed to have posted this on Friday, but you know... life happens. Anyway, get excited because today is all about the lip portion of the limited edition Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection, which includes what might just be my new all time favourite lipstick. Read on!

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Vera Wang Forever Vera Eau de Parfum

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    There is always a slight element of fear when testing a new scent. You take that first spritz knowing what it should smell like, but the fear creeps into the scene when you get to what it actually smells like and the fact that you've just committed to being host to that scent. Luckily for me, the new Vera Wang scent, Forever Vera is gorgeous scent that is completely different than what you may expect from the brand. Read on for more details.

    Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fall 2014

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    Before we get to the goods, I have to give mention to a movie, or film I should say (it's that good)- Short Term 12. I've had it on my to watch pile for so long, and finally did, and was incredibly impressed. It's a rather heavy movie, but so good. I don't want to give anything away, but just watch it. It doesn't disappoint. Okay, onto the polish! The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure range has seven new additions for Fall 2014 and I have five to show you- much like Short Term 12, they're really good! Read on!

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipstick | Matte Berry & Matte Amethyst

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    When it comes to lipstick, I've previously spent a lot of time avoiding matte formulas, but those days are long past me. I'm reformed. Not only reformed, I've come to kind of love mattes- especially for bold shades. Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice a comfortable wearing formula for a matte finish, and Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipsticks are no exception. Read on for a closer look of Matte Berry and Matte Amethyst.