Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream: Review

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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream: Review
A while back, Fresh released an amazing brightening mask called the Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask (reviewed here) and for Fall 2017, the brand is expanding the Vitamin Nectar family with a glow-boosting face cream. Formulated with an exclusive vitamin fruit complex, the Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream ($55 CAD) promises to wake up tired skin and give the complexion a radiant glow. So how well does this cream work? Read my review to find out......
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

*NEW* Tarte Fall 2017 | Limited Edition Make Magic Happen & Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches

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Tarte Make Magic Happen & Dream Big Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Tarte has released quite a handful of gorgeous mini eyeshadow palettes and I've been testing out a couple of them for the past few days. So today, I want to share with you some swatches and my review of the Dream Big and the Make Magic Happen Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette. To read on, click......
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Holy Grail Foundation | Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation: Review and Swatches

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Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation in "100 Ivory": Review and Swatches
I'm sure you've heard the saying that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, can you judge a foundation by its packaging? Well for the longest time, I've sort of overlooked the Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation ($78 CAD) because of its aerosol spray packaging. Although it's gotten some pretty amazing reviews, the product just seemed a little too good to be true so I never bothered giving it a chance. Well, I've been using the foundation for a couple of months now and I have been wowed by it in every way possible. So today, I want to share with you my review and swatches. Is this foundation holy grail-worthy? Yep, and here is why......
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Monday, August 28, 2017

CND Vinylux Intimates Collection: Review and Swatches

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CND Vinylux Intimates Collection: Review and Swatches
Among some of CND's most popular shades, the Intimates Collection was once exclusively available in the CND Shellac formulation. For Fall 2017, however, the brand is finally making the shades available in the Vinylux formulation. Because I am all for easy-to-remove, non-gel regular nail polishes, I've got some swatches and review of all four shades to share with you. To read on, click.....
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

My New Favorite Cleansing Balm | Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm: Review

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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm: Review
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of cleansing oils and cleansing balms. Last year I discovered the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm and I immediately fell in love. However, I have a new favorite to share with you and it is the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm ($44 CAD). Formulated with antioxidant-rich Echinacea GreenEnvy extract, sunflower oil, ginger root oil, and moringa extract, this balm is nothing short of amazing! To read my full review, click......
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weirdest "Foundation" I've Tried | MAC Next To Nothing Face Color & Pressed Powder: Review and Swatches

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MAC Next To Nothing Face Colour & Pressed Powder in "Light Plus": Review and Swatches
Earlier this year, MAC released their Next To Nothing Collection, which featured a range of lightweight face powders and sheer tinted moisturizers. All about the natural, barely there coverage, the Next To Nothing Face Color ($38 CAD) and the Next To Nothing Pressed Powder ($32 CAD) aim to perfect and radiate the complexion without adding any undesired heaviness. So how do these sheer complexion products perform? Read my reviews and see the swatches to find out......
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Cafe Nudes | Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand The Nudes Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand The Nudes Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Recently, Lise Watier has released a special-edition nude lipstick trio called the Rouge Gourmand The Nudes Lipsticks ($25 CAD each). Available in three cafe-inspired shades (Brioche, Latte, and Croissant), the lip colors promise a rich and plumping formulation. I've got swatches and reviews to share with you so to read on, click......
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Benefit Punch Pop! Liquid Lip Color: Review and Swatches

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New from Benefit Cosmetics comes a line of colorful lip glosses called the Punch Pop! Liquid Lip Color ($24 CAD). Available in five bright, playful shades, the lip colors promise a cushiony finish and a hydrating wear! Today I have swatches and review of two shades to share with you. To read on, click......
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Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette & Glitter Glue Primer: Review and Swatches

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Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Palette & Glitter Glue Glitter Shadow Primer: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Too Faced has released yet another palette and this time the name of the game is glitter! Featuring eight gorgeous full-on glitter eyeshadows and two base colors, the Glitter Bomb Eyeshadow Palette ($54 CAD) promises a "multidimensional prismatic" shine. To see some swatches and read my review of this palette plus the new Glitter Glue Glitter Shadow Primer ($24 CAD), click.....
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Beauty + Tech | Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask: Review

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Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask: Review
As a long-time acne-sufferer, I am always on the look out for the next best thing in acne treatment. There appears to be a recent emergence of at-home LED light therapy treatments and I've reviewed one such device from Foreo. The results were pretty disappointing but I have been testing out another device from Neutrogena called the Light Therapy Acne Mask ($45.99 CAD). Employing a similar technology but a different method of delivery, the Light Therapy Acne Mask targets a much larger area and employs both red and blue LED lights. So, did the mask help reduce breakouts? Read my review to find out......
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Lancome x Olympia Le-Tan Collection: Review and Swatches

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Lancome x Olympia Le-Tan Collection: Review and Swatches
In addition to a fabulous makeup palette, the Lancome x Olympia Le-Tan Collection features a whole range of collector-worthy items. Inspired by the designer's quirky and playful style, each and every item in this range is bound to make your heart skip a beat. To check out my review and swatches, click....
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fall Lips with Dior | Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick & Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain: Review and Swatches

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Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick & Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Dior is introducing two brand new lip products called the Rouge Dior Double Rouge ($43 CAD) and the Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain ($43 CAD). If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'd know that lip products is my favorite makeup category so I'm very excited to be testing out these brand new releases! To read my reviews and see some swatches of both, click......
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection: Review and Swatches

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Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Sally Hansen is gearing up for the back-to-school season with a very special collaboration with Crayola. Inspired by the classic Crayola crayon colors, the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection ($5.59 CAD) features 12 fun and colorful shades. To see some swatches and read my review of each, click......
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Friday, August 18, 2017

$100 Palette?!? | Lancome x Olympia Le-Tan Olympia's Wonderland Palette: Review and Swatches

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Lancome x Olympia Le-Tan Collection Olympia's Wonderland Palette: Review and Swatches
Alright guys, are you sitting down because I'm about to share with you what's, in my opinion, the most gorgeous palette that's ever been bestowed upon the world of beauty. For Fall 2017, Lancome has teamed up with quirky French designer Olympia Le-Tan, who's well known for her vintage-inspired embroidered book clutches (google them, you can thank me later). Adorned with an exclusive cotton embroidery design, the limited edition Olympia's Wonderland Palette ($100 CAD) includes colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Curious to see more? Read my review and see my swatches by clicking......
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Longest Wearing Liquid Lipsticks? | Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink: Review and Swatches

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Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Review and Swatches
It's been quite a few years since the emergence of the matte lip trend and the craze does not seem to be slowing down, what with every single drugstore and department brand putting out their own formulation. Not too long ago, Maybelline has released another matte liquid lipstick called the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick ($11.99 CAD) and I've got reviews and swatches of the collection to share with you. To read on, click......
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'90s Inspired Nail Colors | Essie Fall 2017 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Essie Fall 2017 Collection: Review and Swatches
For this fall, Essie is taking a page from the '90s with a brand new six-shade collection inspired by the age of cassette tapes and washed out jeans. Whether or not you've lived through the decade of boy bands and grunge rock, the Fall 2017 Collection has some gorgeous shades to offer. I've got review and swatches of all six to share with you so to read on, click......
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dior Fall 2017 | Metalizer Eyes & Lips Creme Shadow: Review and Swatches

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Dior Fall 2017 | Metalizer Eyes & Lips Creme Shadow: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Dior introduces a brand new limited edition product called the Metalizer Eyes & Lips ($32 CAD). Featuring a rich, metallic formulation, these dual-purpose cream colors promise a high-impact finish that's perfect for the fall. To see some swatches and read my review of a few shades, click......
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Worth the Hype? | Glossier Generation G Lipstick & Balm Dotcom: Review and Swatches

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Glossier Generation G Lipstick & Rose Balm Dotcom: Review and Swatches
If you've been browsing your Instagram feed lately, I'm sure you have stumbled upon images of the minimalist white and pink packagings of Glossier products. Aptly referred to as the beauty brand for the millennials, Glossier was founded in 2014 by the editors behind the Into the Gloss website and the online store has recently started shipping to Canada. So, does Glossier live up to its hype? Find out with my review and swatches of the Balm Dotcom Universal Skin Salve and the Generation G Lipstick......
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Luxury Beauty | 12 Brands You Can Find at the *NEW* Holt Renfrew Vancouver Beauty Hall

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Holt Renfrew Vancouver | The New Beauty Hall
Undoubtedly the ultimate shopping destination for luxury beauty in Vancouver, the Holt Renfrew beauty department has undergone some amazing transformation in the past few months. A couple weeks ago, the store finally unveiled the new Beauty Hall, a stunning 16,000 square feet space that's home to over 50 cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance brands. If you haven't had a chance to visit the newly revamped department, read on to get a sneak peek and learn more about 12 unique brands you can find there......
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clarins Fall 2017 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Clarins Fall 2017 Collection Review and Swatches
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Clarins but their Fall 2017 Collection has me going completely gaga with all its pretty colors for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. So today I have full reviews and swatches of everything to share with you. To read on, click.....
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Friday, August 11, 2017

*NEW* Essie Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat: Review and Swatches + Comparison

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Essie Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat: Review and Swatches + Comparison
As you may know, Essie launched its long-wearing, no-light needed Gel Couture range last summer and for this fall, the line is getting a new top coat that promises an even shinier, longer wear. Infused with pro-platinum technology, the Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat ($13.99 CAD) has been put to the test and today I want to share with my review and results. To read on, click.....
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection: Review and Swatches

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Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection: Review and Swatches
Ready or not, fall is not far away! So today I want to share with you my review and swatches of the upcoming Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection. Available starting August 16th, the new limited edition range features an array of smoky grays and sultry berries to get you ready for the cooler weather. To read on, click......
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CND Fall 2017 Nightspell Collection: Review and Swatches

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CND Fall 2017 Nightspell Collection: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, CND takes inspiration from the "mesmerizing transformation of colors" at dusk with the new Nightspell Collection. Full of moonlit hues and dreamy colors, the range is one of the brand's best to date! To see some swatches and read my reviews for all six shades, click......
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara: Review and Swatches

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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Givenchy has a new and innovative mascara called the Noir Interdit Mascara ($38 CAD). Equipped with a unique bendable comb applicator, the mascara promises lift, length, and volume. To read all about this unique wand and the formulation, click......
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Monday, August 7, 2017

OPI Fall 2017 Iceland Collection: Review and Swatches

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OPI Fall 2017 Iceland Collection: Review and Swatches
For Fall and Winter 2017, OPI is taking us on a journey to the Nordic island of Iceland. Full of dusty browns and muted creams, the OPI Iceland Collection is a dream for those with a penchant for unique and sophisticated winter colors. I've got swatches for all 12 shades for you today so to see the photos and read my reviews, click.....
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub: Review

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Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub: Review
Recently, I've been trying out some of Lush's best-selling products but haven't really found anything holy grail-worthy. The Salted Coconut Hand Scrub ($16.95-29.95 CAD) was originally released as part of the Holiday 2015 Collection but stuck around as part of the permanent range due to its popularity. I loved it when I tried the smaller size two years ago and am loving it again this summer. Although the Big Shampoo and Ocean Salt Scrub let me down, this one totally makes things up. To read my review, click......
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chanel Fall 2017 Travel Diary Collection: Review and Swatches

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Chanel Fall 2017 Travel Diary Collection: Review and Swatches
Although it's only August, lots of fall makeup collections are already hitting the shelves as we speak. So today I want to share with you the new Chanel Fall 2017 Travel Diary Collection. Inspired by Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer Lucia Pica's California road trip, the collection draws upon various elements of The Golden State. From the glimmering city lights to the stunning coastline, the collection offers a wide array of unconventional fall colors. To read my reviews and see some swatches, click......
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Friday, August 4, 2017

*NEW* from Farmacy | Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer: Review

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Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer: Review
Last year I was introduced to the up and coming skincare brand Farmacy and I've been enjoying every single product I've tried from them. So imagine my delight when I saw their release of the new Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer ($58 CAD). Made with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey that's harvested right at the Farmacy farm in upstate New York, this light and refreshing moisturizer is formulated with a triple hyaluronic acid complex for a long-lasting hydration. To read all about the formulation and my review, click.....
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Foreo Espada Blue Light Acne Treatment: Review

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Foreo Espada Blue Light Acne Treatment: Review
One of my greatest woes in life is my acne-prone skin and I've invested many hours and dollars over the years to find the perfect treatment to clear my complexion. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acids are my current go-to's for preventing and treating breakouts but I am always on the look out for the newest, jazziest innovations. Employing the power of the 415 nm blue LED light that's used by dermatologists, the Foreo Espada ($199 CAD) is a gentle, painless, at-home acne treatment that promises to "blast blemishes out of existence". I've put the device to the test for the past few weeks and am here today to share with you a detailed, info-packed review to help you decide whether or not the device is worth the investment. To read on, click......
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Givenchy Fall 2017 | Le Rouge Sculpt & Le Rouge Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Givenchy Fall 2017 | Le Rouge Sculpt in "N°1 Sculpt'in Rouge" & Le Rouge Lipstick in "326 Pourpre Edgy": Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, the Givenchy lipstick family is getting a little bigger with the new two-tone Le Rouge Sculpt lipsticks and a shade extension of the Le Rouge collection. Today I have a color from each range to share with you. To see some swatches and read my review, click......
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Eau de Parfum: Review

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Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Eau de Parfum: Review
Way back in 2009, long before I started blogging, Kat Von D released two fragrances called Saint and Sinner. The perfumes were apparently so popular that when they were discontinued, fans incessantly requested for their return. So lo and behold, Kat Von D is bringing them back with revamped bottles and updated scent profiles. The Saint Eau de Parfum and the Sinner Eau de Parfum are each sold separately and available in three different sizes. Pictured are the 50ml bottles, available for $88 CAD each. To read my thoughts and reviews on both, click......
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