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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review and Tutorial: Revlon by Marchesa Nail 3D Jewel Appliqués

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Marchesa is a name that dominates the red carpet and is arguably one of the most coveted fashion houses for its  elegant evening wear, inspired by vintage silhouettes with a modern aesthetic. Co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Kere Craig in 2004, the company’s namesake and muse is the noted eccentric European style icon, Marchesa Luisa […]

Dior 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Bonne Étoile (Review and Swatches)

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The Dior Mystic Metallics collection is too beautiful for its own good. Well, okay, it’s too good for my own good. I am not one for coloured eyeshadow. Neutrals is my home, my comfort zone, my fool proof safety net. I somehow found myself enamoured with the Bonne Étoile couture eye shadow palette when it was thrust under my […]

Innovative Manicures with Incoco

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This past June I had the wonderful opportunity to learn about a new nail product that uses revolutionary technology to give a long lasting real nail polish manicure within minutes. No mess no fuss. Made with 100% real nail polish, each strip contains a base, colour and topcoat, eliminating the need for liquid polish and dry time. […]

Review and Swatches: Dior Jelly Lip Pen in #656 Gaia and #476 Ilhabela

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Normally I wouldn’t post a review of limited edition products that are no longer available but I am still seeing surplus stock of the Dior Jelly Pens so I figured I would help a few stragglers out. I’m happy that I held off on my review of these since my expectations and opinions have shifted. […]