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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 38

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  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Have you ever avoided a messy manicure because of the cleanup you'd have to do? Jessica reviewsua product from Ellison's Organics that will help you out!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: EcoBrow Defining Wax and Brush are the perfect duo to achieve anything from subtle brows to the boldest of the bold. The formula and buildable coverage are just outstanding!
  • TheFabZilla: So is it a bronzer, foundation or mist? TheFabZilla reviews Givenchy Brume Bonne
  • Painted Ladies: Hello, tomato red! Review and giveaway of the Butter London Shine Out Loud collection.
  • I Know all the Words: Give your black liners a break and embrace a new shade with Kat Von D Ink Liners in Bosch, Hemingway, and Baudelaire
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is hosting a butterLONDON new makeup GIVEAWAY on her blog now!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Kate by Rimmel is on the Blog!! Check out my LOVE!!
  • Beauty by Miss L: No makeup makeup look and no makeup eye makeup tutorial featuring Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares her fast, easy No Makeup, Makeup Look.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36

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    Sunscreen should be part of your everyday routine by now *hint, hint* but if it's not, it should at very least make an appearance come warmer, sunnier months. But seriously, save yo' skin and get slathering that stuff on the daily. Finding a good sunscreen for the body is usually pretty easy- check this post out if you need some suggestions- but the face, well, that can be a little bit trickier. I look for a formula that's lightweight, non-greasy, wears well under makeup, and doesn't break me out. Oh, and moisturizing, if possible. Is that too much to ask for? Equitance doesn't seem to think so. They offer up an impressive formula that protects and perfects skin. Read to find out why I've been loving Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36.

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Kat Von D Ink Liner | Hemingway, Bosch & Baudelaire

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    Liquid eyeliner can be intimidating. I know I avoided it for quite some time, but, it can be such a wonderful thing- once you get used to applying it. Granted, everyone has their off days, but practice does make perfect. One way to lesson the chances for disaster, is to opt for a pen style liner. They usually offer more control, and you don't have to keep going back for more product. One pen style liner I've been loving lately are the Kat Von D Ink Liners in Hemingway, Bosch, and Baudelaire. Black may be classic, but these shades give a little added interest to your basic cat-eye flick.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Mary Kay Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss

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    I think I'm getting sick. Yay! I've felt just that little bit off that past day or two, and it's really annoying. I'd rather just be sick and and get it over and done with. Oh well. Not much I can do. Well, I can take a few moments to chat about the new, limited edition, Mary Kay Beauty That Counts NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss, because obviously, lip gloss is always a good thing. It's even better when it gives back.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Sephora Collection Brushes | Pro Contour #79 & Pro Contour Highlight #80

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    I still remember my first set of brushes. They were from Avon, navy blue handles, with gold ferrules and black bristles. They likely cost no more than about $10-$12 but I had them for quite some time. Brushes are kind of like any other type of makeup, as they're highly collectable and you really never can have too many (well, until it comes time to cleaning them anyway.) I've recently added a few Sephora Collection brushes to my stash- the Sephora Collection Pro Contour Brush #79 and the Sephora Collection Pro Contour Highlight Brush #80. Interested in hearing how they fare? Of course you do, read on!

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara

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    Mascara Monday! Mascara Mondays aren't a usual feature, but it just happens to have worked out that way- yay for happy accidents! Today's mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara, is a little bit different than your average in that it's formulated to create a specific look and give lashes texture. I'm getting ahead of myself though. Read on for all the info and before and after photos (because that's what you really want to see.)

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 37

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  • I Know all the Words: Pinks, corals, glowing shimmer... Get summer ready nails with Brights by OPI
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: L'Occitane Divine Youth Oil is a delectable luxury face oil that is even better than the name suggests!
  • TheFabZilla: Check out TheFabZilla's review and video using T3 Micro Twirl 360, the chicest and coolest hair gadget
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're looking for a hot neon nail polish for the summer, check out Ellison's Organics "You Are" collection. Bonus: they're glow-in-the-dark too!
  • Painted Ladies: All hail honey! A look at the Manuka honey-based skincare brand Manuka Secrets and a chance for two to win a full set!
  • The Sweet Smell O' Spring!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shows off her blue-eye enhancing look created with Gabriel Cosmetics Smokey Matte Grey Eyeshadow Trio

  • Friday, May 22, 2015

    Drugstore Lovin' | Dial Spring 2015

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    Makeup and skincare are undoubtedly fun, but there's another category that doesn't always get a lot of love- the staples. Everyday necessities, like body wash and hand soap. There are only two people in my household, but we fly through hand soap.... I really only have two main must haves when it comes to both body wash and hand soap: it's got to smell great and not be drying. Coincidentally, Dial happens to tick both those boxes with their new offerings. I have a few items from their new Miracle Oil and Coconut Water & Mango ranges. Read on!

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Nourishing Cleansing Oil

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    I love discovering new skincare products, but lately I've been particularly fond of micellar water (I'm on a one woman mission to try them all) serums, and cleansing oils. Cleansing oils are miraculous multi-taskers as they melt away face and eye makeup, gently cleanse, and do so without being stripping. The thing is, they aren't all created equally- an oily film is never fun. I've been using the new Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Nourishing Cleansing Oil and it's.... Well, you'll just have to read on to find out!

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Formula X | Technicolour Silks Nail Colour & Transformers Top Coats

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    Another nail polish post! I know not everyone is a nail fan, but it seems to be polish season for me as I have been swatching a ton of it lately- which is never a bad thing in my book. Today I've got two new additions to the Formula X family with two shades from the Technicolour Silks Collection and Transformers Top Coats. Read on!

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Colour Duos

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    It's not officially Summer quite yet, but today totally feels like it- it's hot! One hot weather beauty tip I employ quite often is a less is more theory that employs a few coats (okay, a lot) of mascara and a sweep of bright blush. Simple, but effective, and you'll look like you spent way more time primping than you actually did. Plus, no one wants to sport a full face when it's swelter-y. Blushes that fit the bill perfectly, just happen to come in the form of the new Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Duos which combine a punchy matte blush, and soft, radiant highlight. Read on for a better look!

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    Brights by OPI | Summer 2015

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    Happy long weekend, blog fans! I'm not sure about where you call home, but in Canada, we're just wrapping up our first long weekend of the season. What better way to ring summer than with a few bright and happy polishes? OPI has brought us just that with their Brights by OPI Collection which is home to six new shades and three existing shades (re-promoted from last years' Neons.) Read on!

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Kat Von D Lip Vixen Duo

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    I love beauty minis. More specifically, minis that are replicas of their full size selves. Don't even get me started on mini perfumes (so cute!) Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the limited edition Kat Von D Lip Vixen Duo as it contains two the brand's best selling products in adorable mini form. Read on for a closer look!

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    L'Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 2

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    It's almost impossible to think of the days before nude/neutral palettes were all the rage, but they did exist... (didn't they?) I'm trying to think back to when I bought my first palette- a Cover Girl quad, with purples and pinks, waaay back in seventh grade- but I don't remember neutrals. Of course, at that age I was probably a bit neutral blind, as a true love of them develops with age. Regardless, neutrals are here to say, and for good reason- there is literally something for everyone. L'Oreal has jumped on the neutral train with two new nude palettes that bring a bit of a higher-end look and feel to the drugstore. Read on for a closer look at L'Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 2!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Nair Moroccan Argan Oil | Cire Divine & Ultimate Roll-on Wax

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    There are a handful of summer-weather themes that are recycled year after year- SPF, bronzer/tanning, beach hair, and of course, hair removal. The more clothing that comes off, the more hair that needs to go too, obviously. There are a ton of options to get rid of the fuzz, but Nair is kind of the queen of at home hair removal solutions. New to their roster of removal remedies is the Nair Moroccan Argan Oil range inducing Cire Divine for Legs & Body and Ultimate Roll-on Face Wax. Interested? Read on!

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

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    Happy Monday, blog fans! The weather might be a bit dreary (it is here at least,) and something to add a bit of luxe and lustre is in order. How about Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer? Read on for a look at Taboo and Hot Hot Hot.

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 36

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Tempted by the gorgeous Tom Ford Summer Soleil 2015 Collection? Check out these swatches to help you decide!
  • I Know all the Words: Peachy Vibes with another installment of The Fast Five, featuring five (maybe six...) perfectly peach products.
  • TheFabZilla: Curious with Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil collection? It is beyond captivating!
  • Painted Ladies: Find out about the Pacifica Power Of Love collection exclusively at Target and enter to win an eyeshadow palette!
  • Color Me So Crazy: 2015 KB Shimmer Summer Collection Tasting. What's Your Flavor?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares her new sterling silver charm bracelet from Soufeel, a fabulous and memorable gift idea for graduation, anniversary, and wedding season
  • The Feminine Files: If you are a fan of opaque lip colors then you HAVE to check out these NYX Intense Butter Glosses!

  • Friday, May 8, 2015

    Sun Seekers | SPF for Face, Body & Hair

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    Yesterday was the first warm day of the season (yay!) which can only mean one thing... Okay, that's not true, it can mean quite a few things, but on the top of my warm weather must-have list is always SPF. I'm not much of a sun seeker myself, as I don't particularly like being hot and I'm pale, and am just fine staying that way. Plus, I burn pretty easily. If you think my face is on the pale side, imagine a body at least three shades lighter. That said, sunscreen is a necessity. While I use it year round on my face, you've got to up the ante come summer rays. Read on for a selection of excellent options for face, body, and hair! 

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Too Faced The Ultimate Bronzer Wardrobe

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    Get excited, bronzer addicts! Too Faced, who, let's face it (happy accident with the pun) are kind of the authority when it comes to bronzer selection, are making it super easy to hoard all of your brand favourites. The limited edition Too Faced The Ultimate Bronzer Wardrobe features the brand's entire bronzer assortment with eight full size bronzers and their oh-so soft Teddy Bear Hair Retractable Kabuki Brush. It's a beautiful sight. Read on for a better look! 

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    OPI Colour Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer

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    Who's excited about OPI Colour Paints? There has been a lot of buzz surrounding their release, as there wasn't a whole lot of solid info and the premise is unlike other polishes we've seen before. So, what are they? Sheer, but build-able, and blendable shades that can be used to create an endless array of nail art. Interested? Read on for swatches and my nail art creation.

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    My Vichy Routine | #VichyWorksForMe

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    I liked skincare before I started blogging, but over the years have come to be a little bit more obsessed with everything skin. A brand that has helped that obsession is most certainly Vichy, whose products seem to multiply when I'm not looking- I have quite a collection of brand favourites. So, you see why I was totally thrilled when Vichy offered me a customized skincare routine. Want a peek at what it includes and details on how you can create your own custom Vichy routine? Read on!

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    The Fast Five | Peachy Vibes

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    Last week I woke up with 'Peachy Vibes' in my head. Why? I'm not quite sure, but I liked it and knew what I had to do... A peach themed edition of The Fast Five. I was surprised (and pretty pleased) at how popular the first edition was- catch it here if you missed it. Ready for some full-on, uninhibited, peach lovin'? Read on!

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 35

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  • TheFabZilla: Are you into faux tanning? Strut your lovely legs with Cocoa Brown!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you are obsessed with stunning peach perfect blushes, then Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Blush in Feather is an absolute must have!
  • Painted Ladies: A look at the hard-to-find Wet n Wild Milano palette and a chance to win one of your own!
  • My Highest Self: New Guess Sunglasses from Visionworks!
  • The Feminine Files: Check out my latest tutorial for tips on How to Get a Picture Perfect Manicure!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple lacy Spring manicure
  • Color Me So Crazy: Happy Birthday to ME!! Here are my fun and colorful Birthday Nails!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison reviews and swatches the gorgeous 8 colors of new Jordana Cat Eye Liner
  • I Know all the Words: Four products to take your hair from flat to fabulous- Go Big or Go Home: Volume Boosted Hair Care

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    Essie Flowerista Collection | Spring 2015

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    "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking."

    True, true, Miranda. Florals and floral themes are far from unusual come spring, but they're classic, and a refreshing change of pace from darker winter hues. Essie has taken a floral theme and given it a bit of a shake up shade wise with nudes, grey, teals and plum for their spring 2015 collection. These aren't your average spring shades. Read on for a look at Essie Flowerista Collection!