Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ColourPop Out and About Lip Set: Viper, Baracuda, and Times Square

I don't know if I am as gung-ho about the liquid lipsticks as I am about the Lippie Stix yet. I have a bit of a collection going, but they do not reign supreme for me. They seem to dry so much darker on me and I think that is the problem. That is not to say that I don't like them, I just have to be in a specific mood to reach for them. With that said, this kit has one shade that I am especially loving right now because it is so easy.

The Out and About set is still available on ColourPop Cosmetics for $15 US. It consists of Times Square, Baracuda, and Viper. At $6 each separately, you're saving $3 by buying them in the bundle. Continue reading for my swatches and thoughts on each shade!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Corks and Bubbles Soaps (and a Giveaway)

I was given the opportunity to try a few items from Corks and Bubbles recently. I love a good pamper session, so I was pumped to get to try a soap and bath bomb from Sharon. Sharon creates these products in Brampton, Ontario and they are eco-friendly and vegan. I always love being able to put local companies under a spotlight!

Keep reading for my thoughts and find out how you can win one of the soaps pictured.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Summer Lovin'

My friend Mel sent this to me in a care package and dubbed it as her favorite of the tie dye shadows from ColourPop. That's a pretty big statement, because all four are so pretty! I'll go ahead and say that Summer Lovin' and the other tie dye shadows are not listed on the site right now, but ColourPop has been known for bringing products back. Right now, they have their tie dye highlighters back including the popular Churro.

Because they often bring back discontinued products, I'm sharing my thoughts and swatch on this bad boy. It deserves the spotlight, because Mel did not lead me down a wrong path. Not that I thought she would. That girl has the entire ColourPop collection (I'm fairly certain of it), so I take her opinions on the brand seriously! Summer Lovin' has proven to be popular, as I think it has been brought back twice now.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Arbonne Eyebrow Products: Gel, Pencil, and Cream

I love a good eyebrow product and I don't discriminate on price points or types. Powders, gels, creams, pencils. Drugstore or high end. I'll take 'em! I spent many years not giving my eyebrows any attention, so maybe I am making up for lost time. I still don't like to pluck or wax (sometimes on rare occasions), but I love to enhance the natural shape and fill in sparse areas. It's all about personal preference, as is the type of products you prefer to use to enhance your brows.

In this post, I'll talk about three Arbonne brow products. There's the Shape It Up brow pencil, Shape It Up tinted brow cream, and a clear eyebrow gel. The shades in the Shape It Up that I have are both in Medium. Here's my two cents about the products and swatches!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

There sure has been an explosion of facial oils and serums on the market lately. Or is just me? It feels like every makeup video on my Instagram explore page involves an oil or serum. Between my dry skin and the power of marketing, I was more sold than ever to add one to my beauty routine.

Before Christmas came around, I searched Sephora and a good majority of the facial oils were coming in at the $50 CA mark. I really wanted to find a bargain version first to see if this is something that would even work for me. Enter the Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil. I saw it while compiling my Christmas list and it went straight on it. I noticed L'Oreal has one too, but I love the way Olay works with my dry skin. Either way, it's nice to know there are a few quality drugstore options.

Keep reading to see what I think about this oil!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Arbonne Currant Lipstick and Pomegranate Lip Liner

Are you looking for the perfect red lip or lip liner? These might be just what you are looking for. In this post, I'm talking about the Smoothed Over lipstick in Currant and the lip liner in Pomegranate. If you're in the group that thinks nothing beats a classic red lip, these should be right up your alley. And they will certainly add a pop to these dreary winter days!

Keep reading to read my thoughts and see swatches of Currant and Pomegranate.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Blog of the Month: March 2017

In February, Geneviève from Gendots was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

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This month, I have chosen Rebecca from Colouring Me Happy. She focuses on featuring both high end and drugstore beauty products. And if you follow her blog and Instagram, you'll see she's capable of taking some pretty darn amazing flat lays. What is better is that she is always so sweet! If you drop by her blog, feel free to let her know I sent you.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Oscars Best Dressed

I don't watch awards shows live, if at all. They really have to appeal to me and I had much rather tape them and watch them after the fact, because me and my fast forward button are BFFs. But if I do any of that, it is typically awards shows focused on music and not TV and/or movies. That's just my preference. I'll catch up on social media to see the highlights and any performances I missed after the fact. Like this year's amazing Justin Timberlake opening or that big "whooooaaaa, what just happened?" moment at the end.

But honestly, I'm all about the fashion when all is said and done. And these five ladies below nailed it, in my opinion. I'd love to know who made your best dressed list!

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  • Emma Stone - Wearing a gold gown by Givenchy Haute Couture, Emma was glowing. This worked perfectly with the bigger waves in her hair for a retro vibe. My only complaint is that I wish she hadn't thrown shade in her interview afterward about the envelope fiasco. It seemed so unneeded. 
  • Hailee Steinfeld - This Ralph & Russo gown is sheer perfection. See what I did there? I'm living for the lavender and flowers.
  • Viola Davis - Words cannot describe how much I love this woman. And she picked a real winner with this red Armani Prive gown. That neckline and the draping is something special.
  • Kate McKinnon - How has she not made more best dressed lists? I think she looks stunning in this sequined black number by Narciso Rodriguez.
  • Taraji P. Henson - Va-va-voom, am I right?! The blue velvet Albert Ferretti gown fitted Taraji like a glove. That giant diamond choker and bombshell hair is all that was needed for an added impact on the red carpet. I think Fergie has a song about her: G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.

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