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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Burt's Bees Honeymoon Suite Gift Set

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Mother Nature hates me. I spent my weekend hopping for a little sun to emerge so I could take some pictures, and all I got was threatening skies and a day of rain. All day rain. Today, when things did look decent enough, I grabbed my gear and set up, only to have the sky darken and begin to be pelted with big, slow moving, bursts of rain. I thought it was supposed to be summer? I did get to place my bee hotel though (you'll have to head to my instagram for a peek) in my effort to help the little pollinators that are so vital to life on this amazing (if not rainy) planet of ours. Burt's Bees has made it incredibly easy to help save the bees with their Honeymoon Suite Gift Set, which includes some classic products and sees 100% of proceeds go to Pollinator Partnership Canada. Want a closer look? Read on!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Supplemental Beauty | Supplements for Hair, Skin & Nails

beauty supplements for hair skin and nails

Everyone knows a healthy lifestyle is beneficial to more than just the numbers on the scale. Everything from your mood to your complexion, hair, and nails can be effected when your lifestyle is out of whack. While eating a wide range of good-for-you foods is one way to get all the essentials your body needs, it's not always possible, and let's face it, sometimes you just need an extra boost of something specific. Call in the supplements! Read on for two that I've been using to help maintain my hair, skin and nails from within.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 42

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  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla shares tips to keep your lips in tip top condition all through summer.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Beauty Junkees 5-Piece Large Kabuki Brush Set is amazing quality at an affordable price, and they are offering a very special deal to Lola's Secret Beauty Blog readers that you don't want to miss!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Best eyeshadow palette for this summer - Too Faced Sugar Pop Eyeshadow collection
  • Painted Ladies: The ISSAâ„¢ By FOREO is the most high-tech toothbrush Sheila has ever used. Get the details on this new gadget!
  • I Know all the Words: Happy Hands head to The Face Shop for colour and care featuring Nail Packs & Gel Touch Nails
  • Color Me So Crazy : Do You Use a Pre-Cleanser? Check Out the Line From Borghese!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Check out this summery chevron manicure by Jessica!
  • Chameleon Stampede: Mandy tried a lipstick duo from Smashbox
  • and ended up with a great color to keep and one to share.
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika talked Nail Butter in a rave review and shared some fun, coordinating nail art, too.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison discovered a fabulous and affordable coconut body butter now sold in the US from NSPA, the number 1 day spa in the UK

  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea

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    Congrats! You've made it to Friday. Hopefully your week was decent, but if it was more hellish then heavenly, I suggest you make a quick stop off at your nearest Body Shop. Why? The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection is why. The new (and permanent) collection includes the standard Body Shop fare, plus, a few new to shake things up. Want a closer look? Read On!

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Sephora Collection Iconic Looks Makeup Palette

    sephora collection iconic looks makeup palette swatches + urban chic eye look (8)

    The palette... I find it hard not love the rows of shadows in varying shades, textures, and finishes. But (you knew there was a but, didn't you?) I tend to be a bit leary of 'value' palettes. You know the type, Palettes with a bit of everything- shadows, blush, liners, gloss...- and an unusually low price. The kind that tend to pop up around the holidays. Sometimes they can be great, a diamond in the rough, but all too often they disappoint. That said, I didn't know what to expect from the Sephora Collection Iconic Looks Makeup Palette. Curious? Read on!

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Soufeel Bracelet Review

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    Something a bit different today- jewellery! My jewellery collecting days began before my makeup days did, so it's safe to say I do enjoy a little accessorizing. Today it's all about Soufeel, an online retailer that specialize in sterling silver charms and bracelets. Soufeel is a more affordable option if you're looking to fill out a Pandora (or Pandora-esque) European charm bracelet, or if you want to start collecting. I selected a few charms to make my own personalized bracelet, and am really impressed. Want a little look? Read on!

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    Happy Hands with The Face Shop

    happy hands with the face shop nail pack and gel touch nail polish

    Hey, Canadian beauty fans, did you know The Face Shop has been popping up in malls all over our beautiful country? 'Cause they are! They're in the US as well, but the Canadian takeover is happening now, and is majorly exciting. I've been a fan of the Korean brand for a few years now, and while no local malls have a store (yet) I love that I can order direct and get my mask on that much easier. While the brand is best known for their array of sheet masks, they also do some pretty fab things for hands. I've been using The Face Shop Paraffin Nutrition and Milk Calcium Nail Packs and Face It Gel Touch Nails and am quite impressed. Want to make your hands happy? Read on!

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss Lip Lacquer

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    Happy Monday, blog fans! Did your Sunday feel a little bit empty without Game of Thrones? I have to admit, mine did. I wasn't feeling True Detective, but I do like the addition of a female character whose purpose involves more than just being the forlorn wife of the male lead. Anyhow, getting past my tv watching habits, we have more important matters- lip gloss! Lip lacquer, actually. Make Up for Ever Artist Plexi-Glass Lip Lacquer marks the newest lip addition to the MUFE family. Want to know how it fares? Read on!

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 41

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: The Basic Five Regimen from ARCONA is the perfect way to achieve and maintain glowing, hydrated and youthful skin.
  • I Know all the Words: A little luxe lip is never a bad thing when it comes to Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes.
  • TheFabZilla: Bronzed skin and fiery lips! Check out TheFabZilla's makeup game for the summer.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Lippys, Lippys Everywhere... Here's a Few You Must Check Out!
  • Painted Ladies: It's sandal season! Sheila shares 3 must have product for Summer smooth feet.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Interested in those Pearl Crush nail polishes from Sally Hansen? Jessica gives 4 of them a review!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares a soft, shimmery Summer eye look featuring the Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Desert Escapes Eye Shadow Palette.
  • Chameleon Stampede: Mandy's mascara will never smudge again now that she's found bareMinerals locked and coated!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Leelo's new favorite eye makeup remover - Klorane soothing eye makeup remover
  • Never Say Die Beauty: With Paula's Choice Skincare, Allison has found a routine she could stick with for life!
  • The Feminine Files: Kristina created an easy and cruelty free makeup look using Pacifica Beauty Products (plus a fun giveaway!)
  • Friday, June 19, 2015

    Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder Mask for Face & Body

    zakia's morocco moroccan ghassoul clay powder mask review (3)

    I feel like I can get excited about almost any type of skincare item, but masks do hold an extra special place in my product loving heart. I think it's because a mask session is more than just what your skin gets out of it, it's a ritual. You get a few minutes out of life to just chill, maybe read a bit, decompress, and in the end you're that little bit better- body and mind. Now, if you'd like to add a bit od DIY action to your mask session, Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder Mask for Face & Body could be for you. The DIY portion is minimal so stay with me if you were headed for the door. Want to know more? You know what to do...

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Summer Survival Supplies + Cetaphil Giveaway (CLOSED)

    summer survival supplies

    It's almost summer! I'll level with you, I'm not the biggest fan of the season myself. I know, what's wrong with me? Don't get me wrong, I like that there's no snow or ice to be seen, but I just don't love the heat. My perfect summer day is no hotter than 75 and includes a little breeze. That's not quite reality though, so it's essential to be prepared for the heat and humidity (ugh...). Read on for a look at some of Summer Survival Supplies that will get you through the hottest days and for info on how to enter to win 1 of 10 Cetaphil prizes.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    L'Oreal True Match Lumi | Liquid & Powder Glow Illuminators

    l'oreal true match lumi liquid powder glow illuminator review swatches (3)

    Once upon a time my makeup bag was a simple place, a little shadow, liner, mascara, lip gloss and not too much else. Times have most certainly changed, and products I never used to use, like highlighters, have become my favourites. I could never go back to non-highlight days... How can you resist a bit of glow? You don't have to, especially not with the new L'Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid & Powder Illuminators. Read on!

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Yves Rocher Summer Creation Collection | Eyes

    yves rocher summer creation ultra long lasting cream eyeshadow and watereproof eye pencils

    One last installment of what has become the Yves Rocher Summer Creation Collection saga- I told you it was sizable. If you missed any of the other segments, check out the fragrance, nails, and lips & cheeks.To finish off, we've got the eyes covered with Yves Rocher Ultra-Long Lasting Cream Eyeshadows and Waterproof Eye Pencils. Read on!

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème

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    Happy Monday, blog fans! Did anyone else spend their weekend like I did? Watching episode after episode of Orange is the New Black, telling themselves after each one that they'd only watch one more...I might have finished the season in three sittings, but it was worth it. Other tv related chat, what was with Game of Thrones?! Craziness. Anyway, up for discussion today are some pretty gorgeous lipsticks in the form of Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crèmes. Read on for a look at Core Cora, Amazing, Rei of Light, and Scandal.

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 40

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Eve Lom Brightening Cream is all you need for perfected, even and luminous skin. It fades hyperpigmentation and leaves skin glowing and beautiful.
  • I Know all the Words: Give your signature scent a little competition with the gorgeous Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black & White Pure Perfume Oils
  • Beauty by Miss L: Is L'Oreal Preference Mousse Absolue hair colour really as good as promised?
  • TheFabZilla: So you have barely five minutes to get ready and you're allowed to use only five items from your stash, what will you choose? Who's up for a beauty challenge?
  • Color Me So Crazy: I got to try the T3 Twirl 360 Curling Iron- See what I thought!
  • Painted Ladies: Find out why Jockey Skimmies are a must have for sundress season and enter to win a $100 gift card.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is a big fan of Coui Skincare's new products & is got a giveaway going on for a tube of lightweight Coui UV Facial Sunscreen. Why not enter?!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Searching for a summer pedicure
  • idea? Jessica has you covered!

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Mary Kay At Play | Summer 2015

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    Mary Kay At Play is back with a ton of newness just in time for Summer 2015. There is quite a lot to get to, so let's get to it! Read on!

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Yves Rocher Summer Creation Collection | Lips & Cheeks

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    It's been one of those days... Computer issues (fixable, but annoying), power outages, and intermittent internet access. Yay! First world problems at their best, but it makes it hard to get much done. I prevailed though, and am pleased to present another portion of the Yves Rocher Summer Creation Collection (see the other posts here and here.) Today we've got lips and cheeks covered with Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayons and Illuminating Powder. Let's go!

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Eye Spy | New Liners from Avon, Sephora Collection & Marc Jacobs

    eye spy new liners fromavon, sephora collection, and marc jacobs

    Get read for a party... A liner party! Woo! Okay, maybe it's not quite 'woo!' worthy, but who can pass up a few new liner options? It seems like the season of the liner, as I've had quite a few pass over my desk- theses are only a few, more will be coming at you soon. Read to enter liner-town? Read on for liners from Avon, Sephora Collection, and Marc Jacobs.

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana | Black & White Pure Perfume Oil

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana White & Black Perfume Oil (1)

    Happy Monday, blog fans! I thought we'd start the week off on a fragrant note with Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black & White Pure Perfume Oil. The Nirvana scents have been massively popular, and after testing them, I can certainly see why. Since their original launch in eau de parfum form, the scents have found their way into roll-on, solid, body oil, and oil forms- aka something for everyone. Interested? Read on!

    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 39

    bbc roundup

  • TheFabZilla: Are you ready for Summer? butterLondon says Shine Out Loud!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking to go nude? Then look no further than Tom Ford Nude Vanilla Lip Color!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need some nail inspiration? How about a hot neon AND glow-in-the-dark manicure?
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does Yves Rocher Volume Vertige Mascara really give your lashes maximum volume?
  • The Feminine Files: Looking for a good foundation brush? I'll show you 2 of my favorites and let you know if you should SPLURGE or SAVE!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Fun and Easy Look ALL by Pacifica!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shows you 3 ways to wear colorful eyeliner.
  • I Know all the Words: Need another reason to hit up Sephora? Treat your skin (and brows) with goodies from the Sephora Collection
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shared a beautiful Soufeel silver charm bracelet and a giveaway where you can win one, too.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's showing off the pretty Tarina Tarantino Dollskin blush she got as a surprise gift. It's so cute!
  • Endlessummer Blog: National Cucumber Day is celebrated in the USA on the 13th of June, so here's a roundup of my favorite cucumber beauty products.

  • Friday, June 5, 2015

    Sephora Loves Skin (... and Brows)

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    I am the least loyal person when it comes to skincare- I'll try just about anything from any brand. One brand that I don't tend to think of though, is Sephora. Did you know just how vast the Sephora Collection skincare range is? If not, check it out, it's pretty sizable. Or, read on to check out a few products I've been using. Yeah, do that first. Read on!  

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    A Little Bit Lippy with Arbonne

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    It's almost Friday! I don't tend to get all that excited about weekends, but this week has been kind of, well, I don't exactly know, but I'll be quite happy to see it end. You know? Since we're not quite there (the weekend) we might as well get to the goods- an array of lip dressings from Arbonne. What kind of lip dressings, you ask? Good question, but you're going to have to read on to find out!

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-on Nails | Canadian Exclusive Nail Art

    l'oreal colour rich press on nails pardon my french and all over rose (4)

    Something all Canadian beauty fans deal with is product availability. If you're not Canadian, it's easy to assume brands distribute the same products in US and Canada- that would make sense- but that's not always the case. From time to time we just don't get the same products our US sisters get. It's totally unfair, and there is usually no reasoning behind it, but what can you do? Thankfully, we live in the internet age, so most anything you want can be obtained if you just have to have it. Anyway, the tables have turned, as L'Oreal has released eight Canadian exclusive nail art designs as part of their Colour Riche Press-on Nails range. Read on for a closer look at two designs- Pardon My French and All Over Rose.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Yves Rocher Nail Lacquers | Summer Creation Collection 2015

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    Yesterday I introduced the Yves Rocher Summer Creation Collection (this post). I mentioned it was rather hefty and would be breaking it up for easier read-ability, so today we've got nails. Yves Rocher has done wee, itty, bitty nail polishes for past collections, but has launched bigger versions with a much more user friendly brush.  At 5 ml, these are still smaller in stature than your average bottle of polish, but the formula is kind of amazing, and the fresh, cream shades can't help but lure you in. Read on for a closer look at six of the eight new shades.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    Yves Rocher Bleu Vegetal | Summer Creation Collection 2015

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    I guess it's supposed to finally be summer? You wouldn't know it, as it's been damp, rainy, and cold here, but Yves Rocher is ready for summer with their recently released Summer Creation Collection. The Summer Creation Collection is fairly large so I thought I might break it up into more manageable, bite-sized posts   for your reading pleasure. To start off, the Bleu Vegetal items, which evoke warm summer days, and cool ocean waters. Read on!