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Friday, October 30, 2015

Michael Todd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment

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Lip balm, oh how I love thee. Saviour of dry lips everywhere, soother of chaps, and really, a beauty staple beloved by all. As much as I love my balms (and I truly do) I've realized there is another way to get lips into the skincare game: lip treatments. Two have come into my life recently (see the other here) but today it's all about the Micheal Todd Cream Lip Treatment. Interested? Read on!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara + Brow Drama Pro Palette

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

This is usually where my intro goes, but you know what? I'm drawing a big ol' blank. I guess that's okay, right? We'll just get right to the business, which includes the new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara and Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette. Ready? Read on!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Red Wine Lips with Arbonne

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'You see these red wine lips? I didn't dream up this...' I'm borrowing today's post title from Lisa Mitchell, so thanks, Lisa! It popped into my head while editing photos and I just had go with it. It's a perfect paring for all of the lip products I have to chat up today, as everything has a red or berry hue. What is more appropriate for fall than bold shades of berry Read on for a selection of lip goodies from Arbonne including Lip Liner, Glossed Over Lip Gloss, and Smoothed Over Lipstick.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Demeter Scent Memories (aka All the Smells)

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Exciting stuff today... Demeter! I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and again) I love Demeter. For those not familiar, Demeter makes singular fragrances (for home, bath, and body) and boasts hundreds of options. If you can think of it, there is a strong chance they have it. That being said, they're big into scent memories and how scent can bring us right back to particular times, places, and moods. I was seriously spoiled by Demeter, and was sent a trio of scents that elicit such memories in the Demeter CEO and three scents of my own. Read on!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Handwash Like a Pro with Dial

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::: press sample / affiliate links :::

Happy Monday, blog fans! I had a fairly industrious weekend, and have to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself. Actually that should read I was pretty pleased with myself. When I started putting this post together (a post I've had on my schedule for weeks) it turns out I flubbed the date. Yup. This was supposed to be a Global Handwashing Day post, but that might have happened... oh yeah, last week. Humph. While it's not the official day today, there is an upside- we still have hands and they still need to be washed. Did I blow your mind? What might surprise you though, is that only 5% of people wash their hands long enough to actually be effective (ew.) Don't be part of that group. Read on for and handwash like a pro with a little help from Dial!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 59

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  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple Halloween nail art for short nails
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex and Uplifting Mist is an amazing Antioxidant Rich Anti-Aging Dynamic Duo that must be tried to be believed.
  • TheFabZilla: Enabler alert! TheFabZilla rounds up Top 10 Lipsticks
  • that are worth the splurge for Fall!
  • Painted Ladies: Get a peek at some gloriously gorgeous and good-for-you nail lacquers from Ginger + Liz.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Prepping that Skin for Winter is Easy with Help from Vita Literata. See How Here
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison had lots of empties last month. Find out if there are any hidden treasures
  • I Know all the Words: Getting the perfect glow is that much easier with highlighting options from Sleek Makeup.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : The Advice Sisters offer hair help! These hair tools are must-haves.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need some pretty nail polish glitters in your life? Check out the review of Sinful Colors Bling It On collection!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika loves the Too Faced Star Dust by Vegas Nay palette
  • and she's telling you why.
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Guerlain Holiday 2015 Preview
  • Inspirations and Celebrations: Enter To Win a $1500 Deluxe Vacation to California!
  • Girl Gloss: ColourPop Eyeshadow and Lipstick Review and Swatches
  • From My Vanity: Want longer, bolder lashes? Katie is sharing her experience with the GrandeLASH formula this week!
  • Collective Beauty : Get a natural glow with Burberry Beauty!

  • Friday, October 23, 2015

    Yves Rocher #SpeakingColours | Gel Effect & Botanical Colour Nail Polish

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    I've made it no secret that I love nail polish, so you can imagine how excited I was to dive into a pile of the new shade selection from Yves Rocher. Over the summer they reformulated and repackaged their polish and have recently added a ton of new shades and nail essentials (think top coats, base coats and the like.) Between the two formulas- the Gel Effect and Botanical Colour- there are over 50 shades, meaning there should be something for every polish lover. Read on for a sampling of a few shades.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Herbal Essences Naked | Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner & Dry Shampoo

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    ::: press sample / affiliate link :::

    When prepping this post, I realized it's been a while since we've chatted shampoo. It's one of those everyday beauty items (or every other, no need over washing) but isn't always the most discussed blog topic. Today that changes, as the Herbal Essences Naked Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner and Dry shampoo are in the spotlight. Want to know more? Read on!

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Get Your Glow with Sleek Makeup

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    Some say you're never fully dressed without a smile, but if you ask me, it's a bit of highlight. I love a bit of glow, what can I say? There is just something about the radiance a spot of highlight can give skin. Sleek Makeup knows what;s up and has some particularly gorgeous options to help you get your glow on. Read on for a closer look at the Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette and Barekissed Illuminator.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Hello Waffle Waffleween Collection

    Hello Waffle Waffleween Collection (2)
    ::: I bought it :::

    It's Waffleween! Okay, not quite, but I do have the eyeshadow portion of the Hello Waffle Waffleween Collection. The shadows sold out ridiculously quick, and are not currently on the Hello Waffle website. I'm not sure if they're going to be re-stocked, but I just had to share these gorgeous shadows. Read on for a look!

    Sunday, October 18, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 58

    bbc roundup

  • TheFabZilla: Subscribe to TheFabZilla to receive your FREE Fall Beauty e-Book
  • penned by The Beauty Council members. In a nutshell, we are a group of beauty & lifestyle bloggers whose mission is to empower women in the realm of beauty, style and health.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica has a review of the Sephora Formula X Ombre Glitters this week!
  • Painted Ladies: Truly outrageous! Sheila has a step-by-step Halloween makeup tutorial with a fun Jem inspired look.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : pamper your lips and then glamorize them with bold color 
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics has 7 new skincare products that are mind-blowing game changers! Check them out here!
  • Color Me So Crazy: KERANIQUE Shampoo and Conditioner Set is Everything for This Bunch of Hair... Is It For YOU?

  • Friday, October 16, 2015

    This, That & Other Stuff VOL. 6

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    ::: press sample / I bought it / affiliate links :::

    It's Friday! Yay! *flails arms*This weeks was a bit bleck, so I'm pretty happy to see it end. To wrap up, I've got a few random beauty bits to chat up. In this version of TT&Os stuff there's some skincare, hair care, or should that be styling? Regardless, nail polish (and top coat) and brows, because as I've stated,it's the season of the brow product. Ready? Read on!

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Halloween Press-On Manicure by Broadway

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    It's the spookiest time of year! Well, it's almost here, but it is the season for pumpkin carving, candy corn, witches, and ghouls. Even if you're not dressing up (or, even if you are)you can at least give your nails a bit of seasonal attire. Broadway has made it super easy, with their collection of Halloween themed press-ons. With everything from cute, to ghostly, to subtle, there is something for every taste. Read on for a closer look!

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    LA Splash Liquid Lipsticks | Rose Garden, Medusa, Phantom, Vindictive & Deadly Nightshade

    la splash liquid lipsticks
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    Who loves colour?! Wait, I think I may have started a recent post with that exact statement, but when it comes to LA Splash liquid lipsticks you kind of need to love colour. Since my last post (this one) I've gotten a few more shades. Want a closer look? Read on!

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Head-to-Toe Beautiful with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy + Giveaway

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    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    A Happy Thanksgiving, to my Canadian ladies on this fine Monday. A Monday made better by the fact that most Canadians get a day off work and a fridge full of leftovers, so no need to cook- a double win! It's also going be a triple win for three lucky ladies, as there happens to be a sweet little giveaway at the end of this post. Oh yes! But I'm getting ahead of myself... Let's get to the goods, the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy family of oils that make head-to-toe beauty that much easier. Read on!

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 57

    bbc roundup

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask is an absolute must-have for luminous, glowing and youthful skin! It's a definite game-changer!
  • Painted Ladies: Exclusive to Walgreens, Sheila has swatches of the Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book.
  • TheFabZilla: Can we take a break from #berryallthethings this Fall? TheFabZilla shows her subtle makeup focusing on dewy skin and light brown lips
  • I Know all the Words: Soothe, hydrate, and perfect skin with the Avene Hydrance Optimale range.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Sally Hansen Colors Inspired by Rodarte Fall 2015 Collection
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's been using an amazing Advanced CoQ10-based facial serum, MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenating Serum, that brings back healthy, younger skin by working with mitochondria in skin cells. Remember them from biology?
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika's new brow creation obsession is the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. Come see why!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Is REN Satin Perfection BB Cream any good?
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki from Grow It Girl found the perfect dupe for the Naked 3 palette for only $7.
  • Collective Beauty : Get a lit from with glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Is it possible to get rid of vertical lip lines? See how Stacie is tackling this issue.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica loves OPI nail polish, and she's showing off a summer polish today!
  • From My Vanity: Is the Urban Decay Vice4 palette worth getting? Katie shared her thoughts

  • Friday, October 9, 2015

    Burberry Kisses Gloss + Lip Velvet Lipstick

    Burberry Kisses Gloss and Lip Velvet
    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Happy Friday! You've made it through another week. I'm actually writing this Wednesday evening, and it's likely that as you're reading this I'm in hell. No, not actual hell, but it might as well be. Thanksgiving is Monday (yeah, Canada is funny like that) and I need to run some errands and grocery shop. I normally don't mind grocery shopping, but it's probably going to be crazy busy and I'll be tempted to stab someone. At least I'll have a bit of Burberry so I can pretend I'm doing something more luxurious; like buying more Burberry. That doesn't sound so bad... Anyway, read on for a closer look at Burberry Kisses Gloss in no. 25 Nude Pink and Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick in no, 409 Honeysuckle.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Irresistible Me Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand

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    Once upon a time, I had really low maintenance hair. I'd slap a box of dye on it every couple of months, but other than that, I didn't do all that much. I didn't blow dry, I'd straighten every now and then, but I didn't even own any sort of curling apparatus. Those days are long gone though. While I still don't blow dry my hair very often, I can't go without a bit of added curl or straightening. My product usage has also been boosted, but that's a story for another day... Today is all about the curling wand that has stolen my heart: the Irresistible Me Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand. With eight wands and one device, it allows you a pretty much endless array of styling options. Who doesn't like variety? Read on for a closer look!

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencils

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    ::: press sample :::

    Who loves colour? I can think of little better than a handful of rainbow hued liners and, lucky for me, that's is exactly what I've got. Yves Rocher has recently introduced a new range of liners- the Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencils if we're being exact (which we are.) Want to know if they're worth the space in your makeup bag? Read on!

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Avène Hydrance Optimale

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    ::: press sample / affiliate links / sponsored :::

    Happy Tuesday blog fans! What better way to start a new week than with a bit of skincare? The schedule this week is shaping up to a be pretty great and skincare only makes it better. Who can deny themselves a little skincare action? To kick off this skin-filled week, I've got a few Avène Hydrance Optimale products including the new Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector. Read on!

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Lush Halloween 2015

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    You know what October means.... Halloween! I love Halloween, how can you not though? Horror movies, tiny forms of candy (all theTwix please!), costumes... you get the gist. I've already started with horror movies as they're slowly starting to make their way back on tv. I wouldn't call myself a connoisseur,  but I do enjoy a scary movie or two. I also happen to enjoy Halloween themed bath and body products, for which (or witch, if you're feeling punny) Lush is the answer. They've got a few new and classic goodies perfect for adding a bit of boo to your bath, Read on for a closer look!

    Sunday, October 4, 2015

    Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 56

    bbc roundup
  • Painted Ladies: Smooth and buttery, Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks need to be experienced!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in So Vain and Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Love Bruise are the perfect plummy pair for Fall!
  • TheFabZilla: A palette you can customize? Check out butter LONDON ShadowClutch Customizable Palette!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica has a stunning holographic nail polish for you from Pretty & Polished.
  • Color Me So Crazy: My Skin has Gone CRAZZZY soooo This is What I Did!
  • I Know all the Words: Love nail polish? Enter to win a pretty amazing $250 prize pack from Bio Seaweed Gel!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Looking for the perfect pop of colour for your cheeks? Erika shares the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Pink Pop.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: See how Stacie uses grocery store/drugstore makeup to create her everyday eye makeup looks.
  • From My Vanity: Katie is sharing all the products she uses in her night time routine this week!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: OOOPS….Beauty Mistakes We All Make
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Fall in love with Votre Vu Beauty with The Advice Sisters
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Dramatic Fall Makeup
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison managed to score the Bite Beauty mini lippie gift set for 250 points at Sephora: absolutely adorable!

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

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    ::: press sample / affiliate links :::

    Would you think less of me as a blogger if I admitted that it's taken me two cups of coffee and a bowl of Swedish Berries to get this post started? I lagging today and could not be happier that it's Friday. My big plans? I'm not too sure, but I think they'll include a nap. I'm crazy like that.Before you get all nap happy too, we do have to get to a bit of beauty chat. Influenster has been busy with all kinds of campaigns lately, and while Canadian ladies weren't treated to gorgeous YSL lipsticks (humph...) we did get the opportunity to try Laneige products from their Water Bank range. I was sent the Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. My verdict? Read on!

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    *CLOSED* Bio Seaweed Gel Giveaway | Win a $250 Prize Pack!

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    ::: sponsored giveaway :::

    You may have noticed there was no post from me yesterday. I was having a bleck kind of day and didn't want to pump out a lackluster post. You know? I do happen to have something particularly awesome to make up for it though... A giveaway! My nail art (from this post) won the design competition, which means I get to giveaway a $250 prize pack from the lovely folks at Bio Seaweed Gel. Yay! Read on to see how you can enter.