Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Benefit Big Easy Review+Swatches

a picture of Benefit Big Easy Complexion Perfector

Benefit Big Easy a light weight complexion perfector for any guy or gal looking for a little coverage for the Spring and Summer. 

I love this stuff its great for days when you need to throw something on quick and don't have much time to spend. It can be used with your fingers or a brush depending on the coverage you are looking for. Any skin type can use it because it actually helps balance out any skin concerns that you have whether its oily skin or dry skin because of its cream to powder consistency. The SPF 35 is another plus because you are getting protection from the Sun's harmful rays (although it is recommended that another SPF is used too). Big Easy is available in 6 shades to choose from. The shade that I have pictured here is 05-Beige. Here are some Beauty balancing acts to share with you from Benefits website.

  • Balances moisture & controls oil
  • Self adjusts on skin
  • Perfects & evens with liquid-to-powder finish
  • Protects with broad spectrum SPF 35 to help prevent aging  
BIG results!
97% said it balanced moisture & oil*
90% said it visibly smoothed & evened out skin texture*
93% said it visibly improved skin’s appearance*
100% said it had a lightweight finish*

Overall I love what this product offers. Its great for a quick look and adjusts well to the skin This is for sure my go to for the summer. Have you tried this? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boo Bamboo Hair Care Line

A picture of  Boo Bamboo Hair Care Line

Today I wanted to share with you a line that I have been introduced to. The Boo Bamboo line of hair care is one that will treat dry brittle hair. With its Bamboo extract it will drench the hair and help strengthen the hair leaving it shiny and manageable. Al of these products are sulfate free and Oraganic and contain no parabens or DEA's. Since I often colour my hair I love the fact that this line is great for those who colour their hair as well as it won't strip the hair in any way while it still deep cleans the hair too. I really enjoyed the smell of this line and how clean my hair felt after. Being that I have a dryer hair texture, the conditioning treatment really helped aide in the moisture I need for my hair. This line is worth checking out to view more from this Bran check it out HERE

Boo Bamboo Strengthen Shampoo: 

• Sulphate Free
• Safe to use on colour treated hair
• Contains All Natural & Organic ingredients
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Low ph formula with bamboo extract is formulated for all hair types
• Deep clean leaves hair fresh and ready to condition

Boo Bamboo Strengthen Conditioner

• Helps seal your hair cuticle and retain moisture to promote shine.
• Contains All Natural & Organic ingredients
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Cruelty Free & Vegan

Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment

• Contains All Natural & Organic ingredients
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Cruelty Free & Vegan

Boo Bamboo Hair Strengthening Seal and Shine Serum

• Instantly creates stronger healthier looking hair after just one use.
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Cruelty Free & Vegan

Boo Bamboo Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel

• Creates soft bouncy frizz-free curls that last all day.
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Cruelty Free & Vegan

Boo Bamboo Anti Humidity Spray

• Contains All Natural & Organic ingredients
• Paraben & DEA Free
• Boo Bamboo Anti humidity hair spray is a continuous spray, aerosol delivery, that holds all day
• No flaking, stickiness, or helmet head
• Adds incredible shine
• Finishing spray is the perfect finish to any style

Manicure Monday| Feat Sally Hansen Gel Polish and Revlon by Marchesa 24K Brocade

Now that Spring has finally Sprung, I am finally in the mood to get back into my nails. As of lately I have been playing around with Gel polishes mainly because I want something that is fast to do and my dry time is limited. I lead a busy life so the time I use to have to do my nails isn't existent anymore. Sally Hansen has come out with a few new shades that are perfect for the Spring and Summer Season.

I was sent 4 colours which were #350 Laven- Darling, #370 For Teal, #340 Just Peachy and #320 Glamor-Fied  to review which over the next few posts I will showing you a few of the manicures I have done with the colours that I received.

In the photo below I am wearing 2 coats of #370 For Teal.  I cured each coat using a Sally Hansen UV Lamp I also used a Gel base coat and Top Coat. I also wanted to kick up my manicure and I added Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3d Jewel Appliques in 24k Brocade I also added some gold plated square I got from Ebay

What is your favourite manicure to wear for the Spring Season? Let me know in the comments below! and stay tuned for my Sally Hansen Giveaway coming soon

A picture of nails with Sally Hansen Gel Polish in #370 For Teal with Revlon by Marchesa 24k Brocade

Sunday, April 20, 2014

COVERGIRL truBLEND Liquid Makeup D-2- Sunbeige| Review + Photos

COVERGIRL truBLEND Liquid Makeup D-2- Sunbeige

Lately I have been on the hunt to find a great drugstore foundation that I can just throw on daily. Something that I don't have to put too much effort into and one that is not heavy on my skin. As a #beautyunited blogger, I am sent alot of products to try and review frequently. Much to my surprise in one of the boxes that I received I was able to try out Covergirls truBlend Liquid makeup The truBlend liquid makeup line has 21 shades to choose from in three categories Light Medium and Deep. As you can see I do fall into the Deep category. The Perfect blend Technology allows for the liquid to blend effortlessly into the skin while still covering its imperfections. Its not heavy and there is little to no smell at all.

I really loved how this sat on my face. I almost forgot that I had it on its quite comparable to foundation like Mac face& body as well as Bobbi Brown Skin foundation. Being that I am still fair from the Winter this was a little bit too dark but not noticeable at all. Which was one of my fears when it comes to foundation picking in general. I love how the new packaging has improved as well. Its packaged in a sturdy glass bottle with a pump. The cover also what colour category I fell into as well. The overall formulation felt like more of a waterbased foundation because it set down to a semi matte finish. This is definitely one drugstore brand to look into for your perfect truBlend foundation.

A picture of me wearingCOVERGIRL truBLEND Liquid Makeup D-2- Sunbeige
In this picture Covergril truBlend foundation in D2-Sunbeige was worn

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

MOTD|LOTD Anastasia Beverly Hills Stacked Smokey Eye

A picture of a green smokey eye using Anastasia Lavish Palette

Its been awhile since I posted a MOTD/LOTD I haven't been wearing alot of makeup so It was really fun to create this look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette 
This look is called the stacked smokey eye and it can be found in pamphlet inside the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette
Take a look below for a list of products and steps used to complete this look.

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer potion
Mac Eyeshadow- Goldmine
Red Cherry Lashes #523
Mac Blusher- Blunt
Mac MSF- Whisper of Guilt
Mac Lipstick- Half &Half
Loreal Butter fly mascara(waterproof)

How to: Stacked Smokey Eye

Step 1: apply primer
Step 2: with a blending brush applying Orange soda in and above crease
Step 3: with a flat eyeshadow brush apply Truffle in the inner part of the eye as well as the outer portion of the eye
Step 4: with a flat eyeshadow brush apply Moss in the middle of the lid
Step 5: Apply the Covet waterproof eyeliner in Noir to lower lashline and waterline
Step 6: Apply Truffle to lower lashline using a smudger brush.
Step 7; apply mascara of choice and false lashes

Friday, April 18, 2014

MAC Playland Collection| Lipsticks Thoughts + Swatches

A picture of the Mac playland Collection lipsticks in red balloon, Happy go lucky, sweet experience and Toying Around

Welcome to M∙A∙C Playland, a funtastical wonderland of enchantment and delight. Luscious shades of Lipstick and Lipglass liven lips in playful pinks, brilliant purples and bright corals. Tease and toy around with a carousel of Casual Colour pots in neon orange and hot pink, to stand out bright as balloons in a blue spring sky. Pigments and Chromagraphic Pencil add a cotton-candy cascade of colour to this season's stylish, fun-packed fantasy. 

Hey guys I wanted to share with you today my small haul from the Mac Playland Collection the Playland collection was one that I was really excited to get my hands on because the colours were so bright and bold and that's what I love. From the Mac Playland Collection I decided to pick up four of the lipsticks and one chromographic liner. After seeing them up close I think I may go back and get the glosses from the Playland Collection as well.

I wasn't impressed with some of the lipstick colours from this collection they didn't catch my eye at all. Neither did the matte pigments because I know they can be hard to blend and I didn't want to commit to buying a whole pigment and not use it enough. I did however discover something. I'm not sure if my eyes are playing tricks but I felt that the amount of product in the lipstick was less then normal. Anyway below are some swatches from the colours that I did pick up from this collection. Stay tuned for some upcoming looks using the lipsticks

Red Balloon- Hot Fuchsia Amplified Cream
Happy go lucky-Hot Pink Amplified Cream
Sweet Experience- Bright Baby Pink Amplified Cream
Toying Around- Bright Coral Amplified Cream
A picture of the Mac playland Collection lipsticks in red balloon, Happy go lucky, sweet experience and Toying Around swatches

Thursday, April 17, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 Giveaway! Open to all CANADIANS

Hey guys! If you remember last week or so I posted about the L'Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel- Lacque Kit HERE .  Since I love it so much the lovely Folks at L'Oreal will be sponsoring my giveaway for you all! For one lucky winner I will be giving away a whole kit with various colours from this collection. All details are below as to what is required to to enter to win this prize. Please remember to follow the rules to avoid disqualification.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Olay Regenerist Advance Anti Aging Collection

a picture of olay regenerist skin care line

Happy Sunday all. Today I wanted to bring back Skin Care Sunday by sharing with you a few products from the Olay Regenerist Line Being that I am in my 30's its time that I start taking more care of my skin. Anti- Aging products is one of those things that I feel can be a touchy subject for some since we really don't want to admit that the skin is aging. Olay has come out with a line that caters to the premature and advance signs of aging where hydration is their #1 goal. The Regenerist line has a few products that I have been trying out that i felt was worth speaking on. The four products today that I will be going more in depth on one not pictured here (sorry) is the Regenerist micro sculpting eye cream & lash serum duo , the Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum and the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
a picture of olay regenerist micro sculpting eye cream and lash duo

Regenerist micro sculpting eye cream & lash serum duo : This duo has many benefits to offer for Anti Anging. It is designed to treat the eyelids along with the lashes for a total transformation. After the first use I noticed that my lashes looked noticeably thicker and around my eyes felt lifted and smoother as well.

application instructions
Use Regenerist Eye & Lash Duo in two steps: 

First, using your ring finger, gently dab the Eye Cream under your eye and on the lid to soften the appearance of lines and smooth the look of lids. 

Second, use the lash brush to sweep serum onto lashes, instantly coating to thicken and nourish lashes. After lashes dry, top with your favorite mascara, if desired.
A picture of Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting serum

 Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum: The serum is one like every other serum its used under your moisturizer twice a day. However its target ares are the Jawline as well as the brow to give more of a tight lifted look to the face. It is infused with Amino Peptides and B3 complex I really liked the feel of serum it was not greasy hydrated my skin and It didn't leave a sticky residue that I have experienced with other serums. Instead it blended well into my skin before I applied my moisturizer. This serum is designed to soften the look of fine lines, wrinkles and works on improving the skins over all texture in as little as 5 days.

application instructions
Use Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum in the morning and at night. Apply with your fingertips, massaging the serum onto your face and neck in an upward circular motion. Focus on areas like the brow and jaw line.
A picture of Olay wrinkle revolution complex

Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex :  This one is my favourite out of them all. Those of you my readers that are in your 30's into 40's or even the ones that are using Olay Anti- Aging products as prevention. Who doesn't want this product! This one is a must have! It has Micro fillers and light diffusing particles with help aide in the  look of those fine lines and crows feet right by the eye area. Because it hydrates the skin, you will see quite a difference in about 14 days. Now because I don't have too much of the fine lines and crows feet around my eyes I did not see too much of a difference however I did notice that around my eyes looked much more awake than normal. Which I am totally okay with.

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream :  This cream is fragrance free and prior to the launch, this particular cream was researched and formulated after 50 years. The Olay Cream has the highest concentration of the brands signature  Amino Peptides  and B3 complex. It firms the appearance of sagging skin, restores elasticity and smooths the skin's surface.

I really enjoyed using these products and seeing what they had to offer in such little time. They truly lived up to the time frame in which results can be seen. Being that they are more of a high end drugstore brands its reassuring to see that the quality and time taken to execute products like this for Anti-Aging were well thought of and have been tested and improved to perform for greatly.

Have any of you used anything from this line? If so what are your faves?

*these products were sent for consideration

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Saint Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection Island Beauty Face Compact

Picture of the Mark Beauty Face Compact from the St Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection

Hello all, Hope your day is going well. Here is another product from one of my previous posts from the St Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection from Mark. Cosmetics. This compact is a passport to your gorgeous summer glow St Barts style. To use you have the option to swirl the waves altogether or use them individually for bronzing, highlighting or as a blush. The compact is also perfect for all skin tones.

Picture of the Mark Beauty Face Compact from the St Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection

MAC Playland Spring 2014 Collection+ Wishlist

A picture from the MAC Playland CollectionWell Spring has finally arrived both in reality and the beauty world. MAC will be launching the Playland Collection in the next few weeks. However the actual launch date is a mystery. I've heard of a few different launch dates such as April 7 and the newest date April 15 for the US. In North America I've gotten the dates April 17th. Stay tuned via my Twitter to find out the exact launch dates!this awesome collection of brights was one that I wanted to share with you. What will you be picking up? Check out my wishlist belowA picture of pigments, chromographic liners and Casual colours from Mac Playland Collection

Casual Colour – Limited Edition – $21.00/ $25.00 CAD

  • Hi Jinks! – bright coral (New)
  • Young at Heart – bright pink (New)
  • For Your Amusement – bright pastel pink (New)

Pigment – $21.00/ $25.00 CAD

  • Hi-Def Cyan – cyan blue (New, Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Ne0-Orange – intense neon salmon (Repromote)
  • Golden Olive – frosted green gold (Repromote)
  • Ever So Yellow – soft yellow with pearlized particles (New, Limited Edition)

Chromagraphic Pencil – $16.00/ $19.00 CAD

  • Process Magenta – matte magenta (New, Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Genuine Orange – bright orange (New, Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Hi-Def Cyan – cyan blue (New, Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Black Black – deepest black (New, Limited Edition, Repromote)
A Picture of limited edtion lipsticks and glosses from Mac Playland collection

Lipstick – Limited Edition -  $15.00/ $18.00 CAD

  • Red Balloon – hot fuchsia (Amplified Creme) (New)
  • Happy Go Lucky – hot pink (Amplified Creme) (New)
  • Toying Around – hot coral pink (Amplified Creme) (New)
  • Sweet Experience – bright pink (Amplified Creme) (New)
  • Playland – frost yellow gold (Frost) (New)
  • Head in the Clouds – red with pearlized particles (Frost) (New)
  • Tickle Me – hot orange (Amplified Creme) (New & Asia Exclusive)
  • Enjoy It All – purple (Amplified Creme) (New & Asia Exclusive)

Lipglass – Limited Edition -  $15.00/ $18.00 CAD

  • Leave it Up – creamy orange (New)
  • Lots of Laughs – creamy peach (New)
  • Pure Silliness – creamy lilac (New)
  • Carousel – creamy pink (New)
  • Brightside – creamy yellow (New)

My Wish List:
Chromographic Pencils:
Genuine Orange
Hi Def Cyan
Black Black

Red Balloon
Happy Go Lucky
Tickle Me
Enjoy it all
Toying Around
Sweet Experience
Play Land

Monday, April 7, 2014

Avon Perfect Nude Shades True Color Eyeshadow Quads Swatches

Hello All ! Hope your day is going well. Its pretty gloomy outside here in Toronto because its getting ready to rain. Like the old saying goes April showers Bring May flowers. So im okay with that! This evening I wanted to share with you two new quads from Avon. These quads are the perfect nudes for many skin tones to create that effortless look for the Spring and Summer season. 
These quads are really easy to use because they are numbered. They are true to the colour and the lasting power is great too.
Being that these quads are numbered I wanted to go over which way they are to be used

#1 Brow bone-(highlight colour)
#2Accent colour this can be used in the inner corner of the eye to create depth and to make the eyes appear larger
#3 Medium- I call this the crease colour. It can be used to deepen the crease
#4 Darkest- This can be used at the lashline to create more of a sultry eye. It can also be used in the crease to create more of a smokey eye. It can also be used wet as eye liner.

These quads are available in four neutral shade combinations to choose from
*Naked Truth 
Barely There 
Go Natural 
*Grin & Bare It
( names with an Asterisk are the ones photographed in this post) 

Available as of May 2014 through Avon Independent Sales Representatives,
1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

Sephora Formula X Haul

Sephora Formula X Haul
Over the top, Here comes the sun, Mastermind, Omni
Sephora's Formula X has got to be the most happening nail polish line. With a huge variety of colour, texture, finish and shine. You can come up with the most amazing manicures that will make heads turn. Since spring is here I picked a few colours that were bright and bold for this season. The formulation of this line is amazing you literally only need about one coat for complete opacity. They are worth checking out! below are some swatches from the colours that I picked up.

Over the top: Pastel lime green( two coats needed)
Here comes the sun: Hot Coral Red
Matermind: Burgundy Purple Metallic
Omni: Royal Blue

Lady Speed Stick* Nutra-Skin+ Giveaway

Spring has finally sprung. Now that we can ditch the Winter clothes and Outerwear its time to prep for the Spring and Summer. First up on the list and getting those arms pits soft and smooth and moisturized after this harsh cold Winter we've just experienced. I wanted to share with you a new Deodorant from the Lady Speed stick line. Because our pits are one of the sensitive areas from waxing, shaving, wearing long sleeves as well as sweating. Lady speed stick has formulated a new deodorant called Nutra-Skin infused with Vitamin E it will provide the skin with 24 protection. Enriched with moisturizers to soothe the skin. Here are a few of the important aspects of this new formula.

·       Contains Vitamin E and skin conditioning emollients
·       Formula contains over 30% skin conditioning agents
·       Extra-effective wetness protection
·       24 hour efficacy in an invisible formula
·       Fresh new scent

Available in stick (45 gram) and roll on (50 mL) format for a suggested retail price of $2.99. Now available at major retailers across Canada. 

Since I have been using this deodorant my arm pits have been alot softer than usual. The scent is very soft and clean smelling. I really love the fact that it is also available in a roll on too because I tend to use roll on's more in the summer for the less heavier feel of product under my arms. To celebrate the Spring season. I will be giving away 1 Deodorant to 1 lucky winner in Canada only.

*This was a sponsored post. Products were provided for review and posting consideration

Friday, April 4, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 Review and Swatches

Hello All! I've got some great lacquers to share with you. L'Oreal has brought us the perfect gel manicure set that can be done from the comfort of our home. This system is a 3 part system that provides all of the benefits from a salon gel manicure at a fraction of the price. What is most impressive about this system is that you avoid all of the hassles and harmful effects from UV lights. You are left with a high impact glossy color and incredible shine that lasts for days.

This system is available in 21 shades to choose from and has an exclusive rubber-silicone formula that coat the nail in perfect. The Kit retails for $15.99 and the colours sold separately are $8.99.
The steps for using this system are quite simple. As they are all number in order of application.
Step 1: Primer- covers ridges and layers on volume
Step 2: Plumper(colour of choice) Provides rich, chip free and fade free colour that lasts for days
Step 3: Magnifier Amplifies and further plumps the colour with a resilient and magnifying shine.

Colours shown: 

#705 Fashions Finest
#714 Shinetastic
#717 Vintage Vinyl
#718 Elegance in Innate
#720 Hot Couture

Monday, March 31, 2014

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Collection

A picture of Cover Girl Lip perfection lipsticks

Hey guys today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite drug store brands of lipstick. Cover Girl is one the of the few brands that have the most pigmented, creamy textures that has an extensive colour range from reds to pinks to corals and let's not forget neutrals.

This Cover Girl Lip Perfection  line has trans-formative silk moisturizing complex to leave the lips feeling very moisturized. As well in just 7 days you will have the most beautiful lips you can think of.

Below are swatches of my Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipsticks current collection. Its hard to narrow it down to my current faves. The whole line is one that i hope to collect as i go along.

What are you faves from this brand? Let me know in the comments below.

a picture of covergirl lip perfection lipsticks

a picture of covergirl lip perfection lipstick swatches in #256,#305,#307,#327,#350,#355

Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links Swatches+ Review

Happy Monday all, Hope you all had an awesome weekend. Today I wanted to share with you some swatches from the new Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links shadows. These shadows allow you you have alot of versatility with colours. You can go from a neutral palette to throw into your purse for work. Or you can click in a black and change your look into a night time look for a night out with your friends.Basically you can mix, match and just click the colours together that you want.


I did find that there was a little bit of fallout from these shadows so you do have to use a really good primer and a dense flat brush to apply it. As well with many other shadows you are able to wear them wet these ones however, once you wet your brush and swipe the shadow it creates a film on the shadow which can ruin the shadows. I do think they are great for beginners and for those on a budget.


  • Packaging
  • Variation of Colour/Finishes
  • Price
  • Fall out
  • Colour pay off

Have you picked up any of these shadows? What are your thoughts on them?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Saint Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection

New Saint Barts Soleil Instant Vacation Collection
Eau De Toilette Spray
Price $24.00 CAD

Hey all I wanted to share with you a new fragrance that I have been using lately. Mark. Cosmetics will be launching the Soleil Instant Vacation Collection this May to get many of us into the mood for Spring and Summer. Over the next couple days I will be posting about a couple of items that were sent to me from this collection. This particular fragrance reminds me of paradise... Or what I would love paradise to smell like. It really reminds me of a day on the beach at my favourite vacation spot.
With a blend of fresh Caribbean waters, exotic Coconut Milk and Frangipani flower this fragrance will definitely take your senses on a journey to a warm summer vacation resort.
You can order this fragrance in May when it becomes available through an Avon Rep or online at 


**This product was sent for review 

Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel Post

Bargain beauty products: 4 complete makeup looks for $25 or less!

bargain beauty products janella
Janella Panchamsingh
Toronto | Bold n Beautiful Makeup
Beauty on a budget is very important to me. I look for various ways to stretch my dollar as much as I can, especially because after working in the beauty industry I know there are misconceptions on how well products perform based on their prices. I am always out to prove that more expensive products don’t always perform as well as their price tags. These are a few of my favourite items right now, for a look that costs just over $25—which is perfect for a beauty on a budget.
Products used: Avon Eye Dimensions Eyeshadow Quad in “Khaki Chic” ($10), Red Cherry Lashes #523 ($1.50), NYX Blush in “Copper” ($3.50) Maybelline Buff Collection Lipstick in “#945” ($8.00), Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in “Caramel” ($5.00)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mark. Cosmetics all butter up now lip treats: swatches and review

Hey guys I wanted to share with you new lip products brought to you from Mark. Cosmetics. 
These lip products are infused with Shea, cocoa, and mango seed butter and are made to treat dry,rough lips. They are available in 4 shades

Coraltini - blood orange shine
Bare all - neutral brown shine
Baby me - baby pink shine
Pop tart - fuchsia shine

I really love how pigmented these lip treats are. They keep my lips super hydrated and have a great fruity scent. The packaging is super cute as well with a pink chrome like finish with the name mark. Embossed all through it. These lip treats will retail for $12.00 and will be available as of April.

What do you think about these lip treats. How well do you think mark. Has done to bring us innovative beauty products?
Let me know in the comments below


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trend Alert: Orange Lips

Here is another look I did for a popular trend this year Orange Lips. Whats your thoughts on wearing Orange lips? Yay or Nay?

Orange lipstick: 11 Beauty Panel tips on wearing spring’s brightest makeup trend

Janella Panchamsingh
Toronto | Bold n Beautiful Makeup
My tips for wearing orange lips is to cocktail. Play around with different hues of orange as well as different finishes, i.e. matte, satin or glossy. The best way to know what your “ideal” orange shade is knowing your undertone. Skin tones that are more fair are best suited to wear a more cooler type of orange and or lighter shades. Skin tones that are more warm can more times wear both a warm and cool orange shades.
Products used: M.A.C Lipstick in “Sounds like Noise” and “Lady Danger,” NYX lipliner in “Orange”

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How to: Highlighting & Contouring

Beauty Panel

Hello all I wanted to share with you a submission I had done recently for Fashion Magazine. This particular post was on how to highlight and contour the face. With my particular face shape and features I don't have to overly contour and highlight my face. Nor do I particularly like the look. I find it looks to over done and fake and it take away from the natural beauty features that we want to accentuate in the first place.  Hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comments below how you prefer to highlight and contour. As well as what products you like to use.

How to contour: 7 Beauty Panel tricks for crafting a flawless complexion

how to contour janella
Janella Panchamsingh
Toronto | Bold n Beautiful Makeup
Contouring and highlighting can be very confusing for some. There is a lot to take into consideration when doing these two beauty tricks, such as face shape, bone structure and facial features. There are many ways to contour and highlight, however the best way to do it without becoming overwhelmed is to focus on the areas that the sun/light naturally hit. You want to bring those areas out more (with a highlight) and then contour (shade) the areas around the highlight.
Products used: Nars Creamy Concealer in “Biscuit,” Dermablend Cover Cream in “Toasted Brown,” Smashbox Photo Open Under Eye Brightener, M.A.C Blush in “Blunt,” M.A.C Mineralized Skin Finish in “Whispering Guilt”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Melt Cosmetics Swatches + Review

Hey All, It feels like forever since I've done a blog post. I've been under the weather since last Wednesday and this sickness has gone through 4 out of 5 of my family members in my home. Since I am home today I wanted to share with you my most recent and last beauty purchase until the summer.

If you are an Instagram finatic and love makeup hopefully you have come across this Indie brand called Melt Cosmetics This brand is a cruelty free line that specializes in bringing the most pigmented ultra matte formula lipstick with a vanilla cake scent(which I wasn't a fan of. It reminded me more of play dough but the smell didn't last long). I picked up 3 of the colours that I was most interested in trying and I am very happy with them. They are very matte so for those that suffer from dry lips these may not be for you. Unless you really moisturize the lips from the night before.

The packaging is very simple and cute as well as sturdy. The application fro an ultra matte was very easy to work with as well. With the fact that these are an ultra matte finish I did experience some staining as I would any other lipstick of this finish however the plus side of that is that it lasted all day long. I ate, drank and did my normal activities and the lipstick still stay perfectly. I didn't even experience and feathering.

The shipping isn't too bad at $10 to Canada with a tracking number. My suggestion would be to get every colour you are looking at trying out because its still $10 no matter if you purchase 1 or 10 of them. The shipping was fairly quick too I had ordered on a weekend and they arrived about 4-5 days later. I would definitely be purchasing again in the near future to get more unique colours they have to offer.

Lip colour in this pic is shady lady

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEW! Avon Femme Eau De Parfum

This is my current love. This Fragrance is a glamour and sophisticated signature scent that is a mix of floral and fresh scent.

The inspiration behind this fragrance came from the red carpet to a glittery soiree where all cameras flash and the stars sparkle as she savors the attention she is given. This is Avon's newest fragrance for women where all women can be there own star with a scent that is inspired by sparkling faceted florals and classic feminine notes.

The Notes:

Sparkling Fruits: A combination of pink Grapefruit, Pear and Peach skin gives the fragrance its invigorating brightness and delectable, addictive appeal.
Feminine Flowers: Blooming Jasmine Petals, Gardenia Blossoms, Magnolia and Waterlily combine to deliver enchanting, multifaceted floral olfactive.
Sensual Aromatics: Rich, luxurious amber woods and sweet musk add a smooth creamy tone to envelop the wearer in warmth for a sensual finish

This fragrance is available for purchase as of April 2014 through Avon independent sales reps or online at www.Avon.ca and will retail for $35.00 for a 50ml bottle

L'Oreal Revitalift Intensive Overnight Mask : Review

Available at Mass Retailers and drugstores across Canada $35.99
 Hey guys I wanted to share this phenomenal Skin care mask I have been using lately. As the skin starts to age its only natural for it not to have to ability to fights signs of common concerns like aging. With the busy life that many of us Women face on a daily basis we are always looking for a Skin care product that has to main factors: Inexpensive and Effective.

The Revitalift Intensive Overnight Mask is a hydrating leave on nightly mask is a creamy mask that is infused with the latest innovation ELASTI- FLEX. What this does is copy the skins natural elasticity with quick absorption to the skin, this mask still has a protective layer to hug the skin at night while we sleep and the skin starts it repairative job. This is also the first night treatment that combines concentrated super ingredient Pro-Xylane™ with botanical extract Centella asiatica .  

Which improves the firmness and elasticity in the skin overnight.

Review: The first night that I used it I noticed quite the difference in the morning. My skin felt alot more supple with a slight lift to the skin. As well it felt more relaxed and less stressed at it has been over these horrible Winter months. Right now for the first time ever I am experiencing dry itchy flaking skin around my nose and since I've been using the mask it has calmed and soothed the area tremendously. I would say that this is one of those products that you can guarantee results after the first use. I give this product and A+ for delivering great results and making my skin morning beautiful!

*This product was sent for review all opinions are honest and my own