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 […]

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 […]

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: Bath and Body

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide Bath and Body

There are few indulgences more luxurious than pampering your skin with sweet smelling and soothing soaps and creams. Whether you prefer to smell like a freshly baked French macaron (looking at you Laura Mercier) or prefer the fresher natural scents of nature (that’s all you KORRES), there is something to offer every women this season. […]

Stocking Stuffer: Revlon Evening Opulence Holiday 2013 Colorburst Lipgloss in Adorned

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There are only three brands of lipgloss that I wear: Chanel, Dior and Revlon. This is not snobbery or beauty pretension–they simply have the best non-sticky formulas with gorgeous luminosity and incredible pigment saturation. In fact, I often prefer my Revlon glosses over their more expensive cohorts. The quality, colour selection and price really can’t […]

Stocking Stuffer: Revlon Evening Opulence Nail Enamels

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The stars of Revlon’s Evening Opulence by Gucci Westman for Holiday 2013 are the nail enamels and the lip glosses. The latter will be given their own accolade laden post which means we can focus on the former now. The loveliest nail polishes I have encountered from a drugstore brand this season are the enamels […]

Revlon Evening Opulence Collection: PhotoReady Muse Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

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I never thought the unlikely pairing of purple and green would catch my eye, but Gucci Westman, Global Artistic Director for Revlon, has matched 5  jewel tones in one palette to create the two Holiday looks from the holiday campaign for the Evening Opulence Collection. The three purple eye shadows are cut out in accordance […]

Get the Look: The Evening Opulence Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Holiday 2013


The much anticipated Holiday 2013 colour collection by Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman is a celebration of makeup, bringing together a dazzling palette of rich purples, feminine violets and emeralds for the eyes, glistening plums and fuchsias for the lips, and graphites and matte sparkles for the ultimate nail jewels. I pictured a luxurious […]

Stocking Stuffer: China Glaze Touch of Twinkle Set

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For this season’s holiday season, China Glaze has put out 2 nail polish trios that are full of seasonal glitter and goodness. A Touch of Twinkle contains 3 full-size polishes: Be Merry- Be Bright, Santa Red My List and Just Be-Claws.  Both Santa Red My List and Just Be-Claws are opaque with one pass of the brush […]

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: For the Palette Lover

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Urban Decay Naked3 Palette, $65 CAD Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio, $90 CAD Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette, $55 CAD Makeup Forever Midnight Glow Palette, $48 CAD Too Faced Joy to the Girls, $45 CAD Dior Holiday Couture Collection, $90 CAD Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, $58 CAD Marc Jacobs No 7 The Tease, […]