Thursday, August 21, 2014

LOTD: Sultry eyes

smokey eyes


Hello everyone, hope you are having a good day. I wanted to share with you the makeup look I wore this weekend for a BBQ that I went to. I wanted to wear something that was wearable for night time wear but would last for the warm afternoon. As usual everything I wore is posted below.
Have a great day!

Products used:

Face:
Benefit Porefessional
Make up for ever face & body #18
MAC cosmetics blush: Blunt
MAC cosmetics extra dimension skin finish: Magnetic Appeal
L.A girl concealer: Cool Tan
Mark. Chic Frills powder blush: Rosey Posey
MAC Mineralized skin finish Natural: Dark

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Cover Girl flamed out shadow pencil: #350
Sephora waterproof jumbo pencil: Brown
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil: Whiskey
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
L'oreal Brow Artist: Brunette
Red Cherry Lashes: #510

Lips:
Mark glow baby glow lip gloss: Pretty Femme

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection
Tweezerman has been known for years for their performance and quality with tweezers. They are high quality tweezers that give the brows the best shape and precision possible. The Tweezerman line also has other great tools to try that are just as great and known as their tweezers. For the last couple months I have been reviewing and using the Fashion Chic Collection. This collection is perfect for the on the go type of woman to maintain her lashes and brows in no time.
The Zebra collection is a mini version of Tweezerman's famous slanted tweezers that can be founds at many retailers across the US and Canada. The Zebra print is textured so that its easier to grip while tweezing away unwanted hair. 
The Pocket Mirror  is sleek and is also convenient for tweezing on the go in chic style. 
The Eyelash Curler is very function able and has a non slip grip as well so that you can curl your lashes securely to get a lasting curl all day long.
The Pocket mirror and Mini Tweezers can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $25
The Eyelash Curler can also be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $17

Review:

I have been loving my experience using my Tweezerman products. The tweezers removed every single hair with ease without breaking the hair mid shaft. My favourite way to clean up my brows are by holding the tweezers flush against my skin and clamping down on my hair while moving and a quick motion sort of like a feathering motion. It makes it easier to remove the small hairs that often get left behind. The pocket mirror is awesome especially for reapplying lipstick or powder or to just make sure my makeup was still in place. When I don't have time to clean up my brows I just throw my mirror in my purse or pocket and tweeze while i'm in the car.
Now for eyelash curlers, its not something that I am use to using all the time. The only time that i do use them is to blend my false lashes once I apply them. I will say that it curls my lashes like no other. The reason I stopped using them in the past is because it always created a kink half way between the root and body of my lashes which I hated.
Tweezerman is one of those companies that have nothing but quality products to offer and I love them for that. Below are two photos one with my before brows and the second with my brows cleaned  up and my lashes blended and curled with the eyelash curler. Overall I love the performance of the Tweezerman products that I received. It has made grooming my brows much more effective than the other methods of removal that I was using before, not to mention it saves a ton of money doing it yourself. I also now only use Tweezerman tweezers on my clients as well.

The most inportant and big WOW factor from this company is that you can send back your tweezerman tweezers to have then sharpened for free just follow the steps outlined HERE
You can check out more from Tweezerman on their website www.tweezerman.ca



TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection lashes curled



Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: NEW Lancome Grandiose Mascara

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


Every woman wants a quality mascara that gives her all the lashes without wearing falsies. Lancome has just launched a mascara that does exactly what it says it does, Lengthens, curves, and volumizes the lashes all at once. For the first time ever The Lancome Grandiose gives you all the benefits of 3 mascaras in one! 


The Lancome Grandiose Mascara has a swan shaped wand which makes application easier, to maximize all the benefits that it provides. With the wand being in a curvature shape you are able to reach those hard to get lashes, by coating each lash evenly to give your lashes the fullest coverage.
What I love most about the Lancome Grandiose mascara is how rich and black it left my lashes. It is infused with Native Rose Cell extract so that it leaves the lashes feeling strong. As for the formula it was quite wet so that I was able to apply about 2 coats without have an clumpy mess on my lashes. With that being said I was able to get alot of length and curl and the rich black colour also made my lashes look extremely full.

Below is a photo of my lashes before application and after the application of the Grandiose Mascara


Lets talk about the price $35 is alot to some buyers but if you take into heart this mascara give you 3 benefits in one. Think of $10-$15 each tube of mascara to give you length, curl and volume. Who wants 3 tubes of mascara in their possession to use all at once. Not me that is for sure, reason being all mascaras are made with a different formula so layering different ones may not always be such a good idea AND its not hygienically safe in my opinion to have so many tubes of mascara open and used all at once. To me $35 is worth the price for a product that is more on the high end side.
I love this mascara for and Lancome new innovation is superb. Is this a mascara that you would buy even though its a bit on the pricey side? Have you tried any products from Lancome? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Review: Avon Makeup Setting Spray


Hello my lovely readers. Hope you had an awesome weekend! Today I am sharing with you Avon's new Makeup Setting Spray. Now I've used a couple of different brands of setting spray to set my makeup and keep it in place. Setting Sprays are a part of my daily makeup routine when I do wear it. So with that being said I couldn't wait to finish my Setting Spray so that I could crack the seal on Avon's and put it to work. The Setting Sprays that I have tried have done a few things. One being that it was sometimes sticky, it sprayed too much leaving my face too moist and it also tightened my face a little bit once it dried. After using Avon's Makeup Setting Spray it now ranks #2 in Sprays to try.

Avon's Makeup Setting Spray has a micro fine mist that dries quickly on the face, its infused with Vitamins such as A,C,E therefore its not drying to the skin and it will not irritate the skin either because it basically has no scent at all which is awesome. It is fast drying so I didn't have to worry about it taking long to dry.
The packaging is very basic,just a plastic bottle with a generic pump. Which really didn't matter to me I more so care about the quality of what is inside.
I wore my makeup and it lasted for a good 6-7 hours, which is normally how long i wear my makeup anyway. I didn't experience any shine or tightness either.

The price is perfect too. Because I use setting sprays so often spending $35 a month isn't always something I am willing to splurge on. The Avon Makeup Setting Spray is small price of $12 which gives you 60 ml of product. So would I purchase this in the future? I sure would!

You can purchase Avon's makeup setting spray online at www.avon.ca or through you avon rep

Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: Avon Super Shock Brights Mascara


Meet Avon's limited edition Super Shock Bright Mascara. Coloured mascara was a very big trend this summer and still is. Its one of the ways you can play up an easy look when you are pressed for time.

This lightweight formula is smudge and clump resistant and comes in the 3 limited edition summer shades for any girls beauty fancy. My favourite one is the Royal shock which is a beautiful royal/cobalt blue shade. The silicone brush is great too because you are able to build on the product without it starting to clump on the lashes.

I also really loved how the Violet Shock looks especially on Brown eyes its so beautiful. The Emrald Shock is more of an opaque green it also look beautiful but it was not one of my favourite.

The Avon Super Shock Mascara are limited edition as i said but they can be purchased for $9.99 through your Avon Rep or online at www.avon.ca

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review| Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous #305 & #315



Get beautiful with Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous an oil free foundation that gives you the coverage without making your face feel heavy and weighed down. Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous as I said is an oil free formulation that has medium coverage and hides imperfection extremely well. With that being said it lasts all day and leaves the skin with an airbrushed finished which I especially love.

I wore this for this first time on the weekend and I can't tell you how many times I received compliments on my makeup. My skin didn't feel heavy and it left a matte finish without that lack lustre dull look that most matte foundations leave on the skin. I had the most beautiful glow ever.

The reason why the Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous foundation is so amazing is because of its built in power system that helps fight shine by pulling oil and sweat from the face instead of it getting trapped under the foundation and pooling giving that slick oily look that happens when there is too much oil production on the face.

There are 12 shades to choose from with matching concealers which I will cover in another post.
Unfortunately I couldn't find an exact match as most women of colour cannot. The two shades that I received for press samples fortunately I was able to mix the both together to get a shades perfect for my skin.

I wore my foundation for 6 hours and didn't have one bit of shine, mind you this was worn in very humid weather, I danced a little bit and the Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous foundation really stayed set. Its also fragrance free so I didn't have to worry about and scent irritating my face either. It blended very easy and dried down very easy as well. This is definitely one foundation worth having in your collection.

Have you tried Cover Girl's Ready Set Gorgeous what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Avon Extralasting Lip Stain + Balm in Exposed & Raspberry

Avon extralasting lip stain +balm in exposed and raspberry
All products mentioned in this post were sent for review purposes


We all want our lip colours to stay put through eating, drinking,or even lip locking with that special someone. I've been playing around with someone new that I wanted to share with you. Avon's Extra Lasting Lip Stain + Balm is a new innovative way to wear your lips for hours and still have the benefits of a balm to keep the lips moist.

This stain provides build able colour that lasts well over 6hrs from my experience. You do have the choice of wearing the balm on top for added comfort. The stain colours are available in 8 beautiful shades

Exposed*
Heart
Lively
Raspberry*
Ready Red
Rose
Tango
Berry Bitten

The only thing that I can say that I didn't enjoy while applying and wearing the stains is the smell. I can't even describe the smell except to say that it must be the fact that it is a stain. Reason being all the stains that come in a marker form smell the same way. Would I purchase this on my own? Maybe just because it wears and stays so well. Otherwise Its pretty darn awesome. 

You can purchase the Avon Extra Lasting Lip Stain + Balm from your sales rep or online at www.avon.ca for $12.00 CND

Monday, August 11, 2014

Review: Lush Enzymion Facial Moisturizer

Lush Enzymion Facial Moisturizer
This product was sent for reviewing purposes

With the hot summer days another one of my favourite moisturizers to use is the Lush Enzymion facial moisturizer. This moisturizer has fresh fruit ingredients one featured ingredient in this moisturizer is Papaya Juice. The fresh fruits help to absorb excess oils that in turn leave my skin matte with a natural glow to my skin.

The Lush Enzymion  Moisturizer is for Oily/Combination Skin and also doubles as a primer step before you apply foundation.

Nutrient-rich avocado and evening primrose oils replenish essential vitamins and minerals

I love the fresh scent from the moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed after I apply it. It really does leave my skin feeling mattified without drying out my skin and it also leaves my skin with more of a radiant glow. The consistency is very light and a little goes a very long way. Being that it a smaller container I really didn't need to apply alot.

The cost of the moisturizer is a little steep $39.95 but given that its freshly hand made, vegan, and made with care it is worth the price for anyone purchasing it. You can find Lush Enzymion online or at your local Lush store.
Lush Enzymion Facial Moisturizer

What Moisturizer are you currently using Let me know in the comments below

Manicure Monday| L'Oreal Liya Nude

L'Oreal Liya Nude

This past weekend I attended my first Indian wedding and let me say it was nothing short of amazing. The food was great the ambiance was beautiful. I wanted to to pick a nail colour that was very muted and on the Nude side so I went for L'oreal Nude Collection in the Liya Nude. It is a muted taupe colour very pretty for special occasions.
I applied 2 coats of Liya's Nude followed by a top coat. I think this nail colour is perfect for the Fall. It actually makes me look forward to the fall season.
What is your favourite nude to wear for the Summer and Fall? Let me know in the comments below.


L'Oreal Liya Nude

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nail HQ All in One

Nail HQ All-in-one


As I was saying in my last post nails are a very important part of my beauty. To achieve healthy growing nails I like to use alot of oils to keep my cuticles very moisturized which in turn promotes healthy growth for my nails. The Nail HQ All-In-One is a multi solution product infused with Argan Oil which is one of my favourite oils to use on my cuticles. The Nail HQ All-In-One also has replenishing mineral complex which also helps provide a good balance of moisture to enable nails to be flexible instead of brittle nails that we want to avoid.

The Nail HQ All-In-One is something that is more suitable for me for the Winter aside from my regular nail routine. Being that is adds more benefits to my nails in the cold season. With the Winter being as cold as it is this would be a perfect addition.

The Nail HQ All-In-One can is available for $11.99 which is a little more on the pricey side but given the benefits that I gain from using this polish its not such a big deal. As for the way it felt on my nails it didn't really feel any different. The Nail HQ All-In-One is one of those type of "nail care" products that certainly need to be used long term in order to get the maximum benefits it provides.

The Nail HQ line can be found online at:
  • Select Guardian
  • Select IDA
  • Select Pharmaprix
  • Select Pharmasave