Nov 19, 2014

Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst Review& Swatches

Avon Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst  Review& Swatches

Matte Lipsticks are a staple within my makeup collection. Avon has some of the best matte lipsticks that I wanted to show you today. One reason why I love them is the way the feel on my lips, they are very smooth, they apply smoothly with no tugging and they don't dry the lips out at all. The Avon Ultra Colour lipsticks have true colour technology where what you see in the tube is what you see on the lips. There are 6 shades to choose from within the Ultra Colour Line and they retail normally for $10.00 but now that it is holiday season they tend to go on sale. To check out more from Avon you can visit their website www.avon.ca

Avon Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst  Review& Swatches

Revlon Photoready Eye Art in 040 Fuchsia Flash & 050 Cobalt Crystal Review, Photos, Swatches


Revlon Photo Ready has just launched their new Eye Art duo's which is a cream shadow on one side and a glitter liner on the other. This collection includes 10 beautiful shades to choose from for any skin tone. To use the Revlon Photoready Eye Art Duo you simply twist either side to open before use. It's alot like there double ended polishes that are very popular.


The Cream eyeshadow side are metallic creams that wear okay on their own but work better over a primer to give an even distribution of product. The Glitter side can also be worn alone or layered ontop for more sparkle I like to wear mine in the tear duct area for a pop. The applicator on the cream shadow side is very similar to a doe foot shape whereas the glitter side is more of a dense bristle. 

The glitter is a little hard to work with because you don't always get the even amount of product to apply. So really I am still trying to work my way around using it. The cream like I said is better with a primer underneath. Overall I like the colour selection for the duos. You can choose how much you want to wear on a particular day.

 040 Fuchsia Flash

050 Cobalt Crystal


Nov 18, 2014

CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Normal to Dry Skin Review

CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Normal to Dry Skin

For the past month I have been using a Therapeutic hand cream for CeraVe. I have used quite a few products from this line so I was anxious to use their hand cream as well.  CeraVe's hand cream is made to restore and repair chapped damage hands. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream ($13.99) can protect and nourish your hands in more ways than one. The cream features dimethicone, a skin 
protectant that helps to shield your hands from harmful irritants. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream also contains hydrating ingredients such as 3 ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids to help replace lipid levels in damaged skin and prevent water loss and hyaluronic acid to attract water to the skin and ensure it stays hydrated. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is non-irritating, water resistant, non-sensitizing and alcohol-free. Like all CeraVe®brand moisturizers, CeraVe®Therapeutic Hand Cream is also fragrance-free. 

Review

I love how light weight the cream felt on my hands, there was no residue or stickiness at all and the moisture lasted about 2 hours before I felt I needed to reapply again. I love that there are ingredients that are helpful to the skins repairing process without the heavy feel on my hands. Even after washing since the  CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is water resistant I didn't have to worry about reapplying but it was just out of habit that I did. Wearing  CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream was almost like wearing a glove to protect my hands. Its definitely a cream that I will be using alot during the winter season too.

Have you used any products from CeraVe? What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below.

LOTD: Taupe Lips

Makeup look done with MAC Stone lip liner


Hey guys today I have a fairly neutral makeup look for you today. I haven't been into wearing bold looks lately so I really just go for a somewhat bold lip and leave the eyes as plain as possible. As usual here are a list of products listed below

Products used:

Primer: Algenist Anti Aging Primer
Foundation: Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous #305 and #315 mixed
Concealer: LA Girl Pro Concealer- Cool Tan
Setting Powder: Ben Nye Luxury Powder- Camel
Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Champagne & Latte mixed
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Copper Brown
NYC Liquid liner 
Red Cherry Lashes-WSP
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #3
MAC Cosmetics lip liner- Stone
MAC Cosmetics lipstick- Hot Chocolate (limited edition)
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Nov 17, 2014

L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers {Review& Swatches}



L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers


If you read my previous post on the new L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection you would know how amazing there are. Check out my post here   Along with the lipsticks from the Pure Reds Collection you also have a matching nail polish to go along with. These too are beautiful and really stay true to the concept of finding a Red to compliment any skin tone. As a nail polish enthusiast I was glad to add a better variation of Reds to my collection. I am hoping that they will come out with a full size as they did the Nudes in the coming Months. All of the swatches provided were done with two coats and dried fairly quickly. The application was great as always and there was no streaking at all. The pigmentation is also very rich too you can really get away with only applying one coat. These are definitely a must have! 

L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers swatches

The polishes are now availble at mass retailers across Canada for $3.99

What are your thoughts on this collection? Did you like it or Love it? Let me know in the comments below.


Nov 15, 2014

NEW! M∙A∙C Technakohl Liners

NEW! M∙A∙C Technakohl Liners
 M∙A∙C will be launching new shades in their Technakohl Liner family these liners deliver vivid audacious colour filled with modern metals, pearly pigments, striking neons and bold tones of darks for a new take on a smoky eye. The formula has amazing combinations of plant based waxes which provide a soft glide with no tug on the eyes while staying smudge resistant  for up to 8 long hours. There are 28 shades to choose from, anywhere from neons, to nudes, to bold brights. Along with the Black Friday Smoky Trio I posted about HERE these liners are another one of those makeup items you must buy.

NEW! M∙A∙C Technakohl Liners

NEW! M∙A∙C Technakohl Liners


Snowed In light peach off-white
Sterling Silver silver
Risqué pale beige
Bare Asset medium beige
Twinked yellow gold with sparkles
Brass Band copper bronze metal
$$$ mid-tone gold bronze
Alpha-Grey metal grey
Counterfeit silver grey
Funfare bright true pink
Sourpuss acid green
Skyscape metallic deep sky blue
Vent metallic lime
Whirlpool dark deep blue
Take the Plunge deep ocean blue
Cast Iron elephant grey
Bishop Blue blue-purple
Image Conscious purple
Cool Jazz navy blue
Plank deep bronze brown
Broque deep brown
Army Style military deep green
Clay deep grey
Raisinette brown-purple
Steelpoint deep smoky metallic grey
Metalhead greyish metal blue
Superfly soft black

Suggested Retail Price $16.00 US/$19.00 CAD
Available
North America November 28, 2014 at Macy’s only
North America December 11, 2014 at all M·A·C locations and maccosmetics.com
International December 2014 at all M·A·C locations

Introducing #MACSmokyBlack Friday Trio Palette for Black Friday

Black Friday Is shy of a week away and MAC Cosmetics will be having an online only exclusive edition of their Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow which is going to be a Smoky Black Friday Palette that includes a new threesome of black shades that blend seamless for those holiday Smoky Eyes.  The Black Friday trio is made of creamy pure pigment that is light weight. It can be applied in 2 ways, wet for a super saturated look and dry for a more soft and subdued finish with metallic brilliance.

#macsmokyblack friday #blackfriday
Available
North America November 28th 2014 exclusively at maccosmetics.com
Suggested Retail Price $25.00 US $28.00 CAD

Nov 11, 2014

L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Review& Swatches

L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection

Every Woman should own a Red Lipstick. The only issue that many women face is trying to determine what shade and tone of Red is complimentary to her skin tone. L'Oreal has recently launched their Pure Reds Exclusive Collection to show Women that there is more than one shade of Red. So Ladies put your woes aside and take a look at what I have for you.

The L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection is designed to make women feel more comfortable wearing a bold shade of Red. Much like their Nude Collection which I posted about HERE there are warm and cool tones of Red to choose from. The only new bonus to this line is that this collection is now in a matte finish which is perfect for a Red pout. The Pure Reds Exclusive Collection of lipsticks has 6 shades to choose from which are represented by some of the most amazing celebrity Women. To go along with the lipstick collection there is also a matching nail polish which goes perfectly together for a night out which is will be going over in another post.

The packaging on this collection is to die for it looks like an embossed snake skin type of texture which unfortunately did not show up well in photos. The Gold tube is very chic and classy and reminds me of the original YSL lipstick tubing. This is definitely one of those collection that will go fast because of the quality and look of the collection. I will surely be getting back ups.

L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection swatches
Doutzen: Tangerine Red (Fire Red)
Laetitia: Garnet Red
JLo: Ruby Red
Blake: Pure Red
Eva: Brick Red
Frieda: Amaranthe Red (not pictured here) 

I wore the Laetitia shade of Red and I love the colour and the texture. The actual colour lasted on my lips about 4.5 hours while eating and drinking. With the Texture being more of a matte/Satin finish I didn't experience and drying or flaking of my lips in anyway. The application was very smooth and I didn't have to apply more than once to get full coverage and pigmentation. Overall this is a collection that did not disaspoint me at all.

The L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection is now available at select mass retailers and drugstore for $10.99 CAD


Will you be picking up anything from the Pure Reds Collection? Let me know in the comments below




Wearing Laetitia Pure Red
Wearing Laetitia Pure Red



*All products in this post were sent for reviewing purposes

Nov 10, 2014

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 3 Witches & Purple Posion

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 3 witches and purple poison

Purple has been the trend this season, along with Liquid Lipsticks and alot of Indie brands have been coming out with their own liquid lipsticks with great colour choices and colour payoff. I came across a brand back in the summer called Pretty Zombie Cosmetics. A brand that prides on providing customer vegan liquid lipsticks that are to dye for. I ordered 2 colours that I really wanted to have based on some research on swatches for my skintone. I paid $12 for each lipstick and I think about $9 in shipping fees with a processing time of 1-12 business days. It took just over a month to receive my package which I heard was one flaw with the company. However given that I really wanted them and they also provided a tracking number I didn't mind how long the delivery process took because I was able to see my package in transit. 
Like any other liquid lipstick the Pretty Zombies are long lasting without drying my lips. I was able to wear the lipsticks for 8+ hours straight, eat drink and all that good stuff without any feathering or wearing off on the lips. 

3 Witches: is a deep blue based purple
Purple Poison: is a red based purple which looks more like a fuchsia shade. 
I do plan on purchasing more shades from Pretty Zombie in the future, hopefully by then the company has enough man power to get orders out at a faster pace. To check out more shades from Pretty Zombie Cosmetics you can visit http://www.prettyzombiecosmetics.com/

swatches of Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 3 witches and purple poison


3 witches on the lips

This is my lil girl with both shades on she was doing her own tutorial for halloween lol


Nov 5, 2014

Bring Good Fortune Into Your Life with new AVON LUCK for HER

AVON LUCK for HER

Avon has really improved the quality of their body care lines. In quality they really are comparable to alot of the high end products on the market. Avon Luck is a new line that has launched this month with International Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova as the leading Spokeswoman. The Luck for her collection is a provocative fragrance that has notes of Bergamot Italian Orpur, Red Currant and Red Berry. Floral notes of Red Rose Petals, Night Blooming Jasmine and Caramel-Amber Accord.

AVON LUCK for HER


The packaging is beautiful its very elegant and feminine with a gold bow at the top. Its perfect for the holidays to gift to someone special.

AVON LUCK for HER body lotionAVON LUCK for HER shower gel



SHOWER GEL/ BODY LOTION $15.00

Sparkling citrus and luscious 
berries wrapped in creamy 
white florals, velverty rose 
petals and warm sandalwood

Along with the fragrance there is also a shower gel which also smells amazing and extends the wear of the Luck scent for her. The shower gel  has a rich lather that doesn't dry out your skin.

The shower Gel I am not completely certain of the price so I will update once I know. However in conjunction with the shower gel this too extends the smell of the fragrance as its infused with the same notes. All items can be purchased online  at www.avon.ca or through your avon Rep