GIVEAWAY and Tutorial: Jet Set in to Fall with REVLON

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REVLON wants you to Jet Set in to Fall with their passport of city inspired looks. They sent several Canadian bloggers (including yours truly) a signature look in a box and are offering our readers the opportunity to win their own box to recreate the look.  The look I was assigned was the burnt red lip and […]

Preview: NARS “Night Caller” Fall 2014 Color Collection

NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

On August 1, NARS released their Fall 2014 Colour Collection called Night Caller. A bold, yet tender palette, NARS introduces a complete and cohesive assortment of products that will highlight and accentuate all your features. Eyes shine in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing […]

MAKE UP FOREVER Celebrates 30 Years With New Artist Shadow Collection

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In celebration of the brand’s 30th Anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER is revolutionizing the product that made it world famous. Introducing the Artist Shadow range, a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows with superior blendability and intense even colour payoff. This vast range of shades offers endless possibilities and the ability to create infinite […]

Almay Smart Shade Products Were Loyal Travel Companions

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I’ve returned from my summer hiatus! I went back home to Montreal for a month and was residing in the land of great food but no Internet (aka my Italian grandparents’ home). I have perfected the art of packing beauty products for long trips. What used to take a caboodle (remember those?) has now been […]

Make A Lasting Impression with Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicure

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I have to take a sabbatical from my gel manicure routine. After three consecutive applications over a few months my nails were so brittle that they were peeling and cracking. I have also discovered that I am a chronic peeler. If the edges start to pull up I can’t resist tugging the whole bit off otherwise the snagging […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

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For me every season is defined by a particular beauty product: fall is lipstick, winter is eye shadow (all those Christmas palettes!) and Spring is blush and Summer is highlighter. It is not until the past couple of years that I have become a real blush fiend. I use to think that NARS was the […]

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

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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

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(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 […]

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 […]