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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Lip Favourites Part 1: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L102 and L104

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Ellis Faas has limited brand presence on West Coast beauty blogs because it is almost impossible to find in Canada unless you go through the smaller selection on the Sephora website or find a boutique that carries part of the range. Since I first saw their makeup capsule featured on Lisa Eldridge’s beauty channel a three […]