Scent of a Woman: Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black and White

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I’m fairly pessimistic when it comes to “celebrity” fragrance launches, but Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion line Elizabeth and James doesn’t really fit in to that category. Designers and visionaries in their own right, their brand is young and hip (if not obscenely over priced) and they have long since shed their tween dynasty images to […]

Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

I Can’t Stop Touching My Face Because of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Pressed Powder

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The new particularly ghastly and painful pimple on my cheek is my own fault. I know better than to touch my face but I am so enamoured the silken finish of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Press Powder that I can’t stop petting my own cheek. My struggle with adult acne related to a persistent medical […]

Spring 2014 Limited Edition “Arty Blossom” Palette from Make Up Forever

Make Up Forever Spring 2014 Limited Edition Palette

Romantic pastels and soft, poppy hues make up the must-have colour palette for Spring 2014. MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating the colorful new season with Arty Blossom, a limited edition eye shadow palette featuring earthy neutrals and feminine florals. With her strong roots in fine arts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Creator & Artistic Director […]

Coming Spring 2014: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Press Release

Grab the smelling salts, I’m going to swoon! Hourglass is releasing a new, permanent range of Ambient Lighting Blushes! A truly next generation blush: This groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with an infusion of breathtakingly modern colors. The airy, lightweight powders deliver seamless, soft-focus color and a radiant natural […]

Review and Swatches: Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Lolita” Style Eye Con Palette

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One of the most highly anticipated beauty brand premieres of the year was Marc Jacobs Beauty at Sephora. Marc Jacobs has found his niche in a younger clientele demographic, so his makeup range was bound to be a hit with same set simply because his name carries a lot of weight. I attended the launch […]

Review and Swatches: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and Radiant Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

A case of bronchitis complicated by a severe allergic reaction to penicillin (full body drug rash?! #aintnobodygotimeforthat) that left me in a semi-comatose Benadryl induced stupor…wait, where was I going with this? Oh, right. I’m very behind on blogging. Because I was sick and stuff. There won’t be any arm swatches for at least another […]

It’s a Christmas Miracurl! – NailPolishCanada.com is giving away 3 Babyliss Miracurl’s ($600 value)

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It’s a Christmas Miracurl! NailPolishCanada.com is giving away 3 Babyliss Miracurl’s ($600 value). Every holiday season millions experience a sense of sadness at the flatness in their life. In an effort to cope some find themselves straining important relationships. I know my husband loves me, but another day where I’m running late trying to curl my […]

Laura Mercier Artist Palette: Review, Swatches, Comparison and Dupes

Laura Mercier Artist Palette

(no flash) I typically make a rule of not posting a review for products that are sold-out or discontinued, but I am making an exception for the Laura Mercier Artist Palette for several reasons. Firstly, I have changed my mind from my initial reaction when I saw the promotional pictures online to now having used […]