Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs
 Every woman needs a signature fragrance. Marc Jacobs has just introduced Daisy Dream which is inspired by boundless spirits of Daisies and the bluest Sky. Daisy Dream is Marc Jacobs newest dream girl. She's ethereal, innocent and free.
This fragrance contains notes of blackberry, grapefruit, pear, jasmine, lychee, wisteria, musks and coconut water.

The packaging of this fragrance is so beautiful. To be honest I have never been a fan of Marc Jacobs fragrances until this one. I like the scent its very soft and feminine and the bottle itself is one that every woman should own.

Marc Jacobs has launched a campaign that I wanted to share with you all. Breaking new ground with a social media driven campaign, Marc Jacobs will be utilizing an emerging digital technology with the launch of the Daisy Dream Capsule social media platform. The campaign will tap into the ever-evolving realm of social media, creating wide-spread conversation with the help of the new and socially creative platforms. Based on the concept of daydreaming, the Daisy Dream Capsule is a digital forum for daydreaming, where consumers can create their personalized dream board, sharing with their social networks and community as well as a global map of daydreamers. Users can check it out at and also use #MJDaisyDream in their social media posts to join other daydreamers around the world.

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs

*All products in this post were sent for review purposes

Forever 21 Ultra Pigmented Lip Color

Hey everyone I wanted to share with you my new beauty haul. The Forever 21 Ultra Pigmented lip  colors are quite spot on with the OCC liptars. However there are a few differences that I wanted to share with you today.

First off the price the ultra pigmented lip colors are $3.80 CAD whereas the OCC liptars cost a pocket weight of $22. The sizing is almost doubled in the OCC liptars at 0.33oz and the ultra pigmented lip color at 0.17oz,
The color payoff is the same BUT the ultra pigmented lip colors don't leave your lips nearly as dried out as the OCC liptars do mainly because there is  no peppermint in them. They do have a slight vanilla scent and a glossy type feel with high color saturation and pigmentation. I really love how they feel when I swatched them. I haven't worn any of them yet however I will be doing a few looks with them so stay tuned on the blog.

Colours shown here are Hot pink and Coral

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NYC Expert Last Lip Color Review and Swatches

 Its National Lipstick day and since lipstick is one of my favourite makeup items I wanted to share with you a small haul that I picked up last week. NYC(New York Color) has just launched recently new shades in their expert last lip color line. These lipstick are long lasting, pigmented and keep the lips feeling moisturized. They do last up to 6 hours, What I really love about these lipsticks is the price. I picked them up 2 for $3 or $1.77 each at Walmart. There are some great benefits to this line of NYC lipsticks.


Wears up to 6 hours
Long-lasting shine
Amplified color
Velvety and glamorous finish
Perfectly outlines lips
Doesn't feather or bleed

Traffic Jam: Orange based true Red
Coralista : Orange based Coral
Chocolate Chip: Brown based plum
Blue Rose: Duochrome Blue based Fuchsia
Creamy Caramel:  Cool toned neutral
Red Rapture:  Blue based rich red

Have you tried New York Color lipsticks? What are you're thoughts on this line. Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fashion Magazine Submission Office Beauty Looks

Office beauty looks: 4 Beauty Panel tips for staying chic and professional in the workplace this summer

office beauty looks janella

In the workplace, many women feel that makeup is something that should not be overly done. The less you wear, the more professional you seem and the more you are taken seriously, especially if you are in the corporate sector.  I, however, feel that makeup is a form of self-expression and can speak volumes for a woman. When I see a woman with a red lip, it shows that she’s strong, she knows what she wants and she chases after it. For those who are afraid of such bold impressions, subtle pops of colour, especially for the summer, are suitable for the workplace and beyond. It is best to pick one focal point on the face to pop so that it doesn’t look overly done. It is especially important for those that lead a busy work life to limit the products used to save time, while looking polished.
Products used: Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner, Olay Fresh Effect Morning Dew Gel Moisturizer, Sephora Illuminating Bronzer in “Maui Maui,” M.A.C Blusher in “Blunt,” M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish in “Magnetic Appeal,” L.A Colors Mineral Blush in “Spiced Rum,” M.A.C Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in “30- Dark Brown,” Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Avon Lipstick Creamy Melon, Maybelline Colorshow Khol Liner in “Chambray Blue,” Stila Lipglaze in “Kaleidoscope”

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOTD: A Ruby Woo Brithday Girl

mac ruby woo swatch

This was my birthday makeup that I wore on the weekend. I kept it quite simple mainly because since coming back from vacation none of my foundation matches and its summer so I try and stay away from any sort of heavy makeup. Take a look below at the steps that I did along with the products used to achieve this look. Let me know if going forward you would like my to leave detailed steps on how I achieve certain looks.

Products used:
Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner
Olay Fresh Effect Morning Dew Gel Moisturizer
Sephora illuminating bronzer: Maui Maui
MAC Cosmetics Blusher: Blunt
MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish: Magnetic Appeal
L.A Colors Mineral Blush: Spiced Rum
MAC Cosmetics Prep & Prime:Transparent Finishing Powder
Make up for ever Aqua Brow: #3
Red Cherry Lashes: #43
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick: Ruby Woo
Bare Minerals High Shine Eye colour Duo: Meteorite

Application Instructions
  1. Cleanse Face
  2. Spray toner on face approximately 6 inches away from face
  3. Apply moisturizer and let set
  4. Apply translucent setting powder if no foundation is being applied
  5. Dust bronzer on face with a fluffy face brush of choice
  6. Highlight the high points of the face i.e Cheek bones, centre of nose, cupids bow etc with a fan brush
  7. Apply cheek colour to the apples of the cheek with an angled blush brush
  8. Apply contour colour on the hollows of the cheek & temples with a contour brush
  9. Fill brows in with an angled brow brush
  10. Apply eye shadow in the inner tear duct with a blending brush for a wash of colour
  11. Apply mascara and false lashes
  12. Line lips and fill with liner
  13. Apply lipstick colour and bump lips together to blend
  14. Set with setting spray

Monday, July 21, 2014

Maybelline New York Color Show Khol Liners Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Khol liners sparkle grey, Chambray Blue,Chocolate Chip

For days where I don't feel like putting much effort into my makeup I always love to wear coloured eyeliner for pops of colour. I have many brands that I would say offer a wide variety of Eyeliners that apply smoothly while giving me the pops of colour or even a neutral look that I want. The one brand that is both inexpensive and top quality is Maybelline Color Show Crayon Khol Liners. Maybelline Color Show Crayon Khol Liners are offered in 12 shades from Neutrals to Brights Colours.

They are the hottest on trend way of creating statement looks with creamy textures saturated pigments that lasts for hours. With the Color Show liners you are able to have a little bit of play time where you can apply the liner and smudge it out if you are looking for a soft sultry look. After smudging you still will have long lasting wear ability.

What I love about the Maybelline Color Show liners is the fact that is glides so easily. There is no tugging on the eyelids and there is no need to repeatedly reapply the liners for opacity.

These retails for $5.99 and are a part of Maybelline's permanent line.

The colours pictured here are:

Sparkle Grey- A shimmery Grey
Chambray Blue- Bright saturated Baby Blue (my favourite out of the 3)
Chocolate Chip- Deep Matte Brown

Check them out!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cover Girl Flamed out shadow pencil swatches

Cover girl flamed out eye shadow pencils

Hey everyone, I have so many eye shadow pencils but I never use them nearly as much as I should. Awhile back I received quite a few of Cover Girl's Flamed out eye shadow pencils and I finally got around to playing around with them. Eye shadow pencils come in really handy and add alot of depth to the eyes when applying eye shadow. But for me its not something that I reach for very often. Mostly because I just forget that they are there.
However now that summer is here and its alot hotter outside, I look for methods that make my eye makeup last alot longer by layering products that will add pop to the look and make my shadows adhere to my lids longer. The Cover girl flamed out eye shadow pencils are nothing short of awesome. They don't feel heavy on the lids and the last a really long time when worn alone as well.

The finish however might be scary to some. I wouldn't advise wearing these pencils unless you are wearing a shimmer or satin finish shadow mainly because if its worn with a matte it may create and flaky finish which you may not be going for that type of look. There are 10 shades to choose from the Cover girl flamed out eye shadow pencils.

Below are 6 of the shades that I currently own and love.
What are your thoughts on the Cover girl flamed out eye shadow pencils do you own any? Let me know in the comments below

Cover Girl Flamed out shadow pencil swatches

Monday, July 14, 2014

#Manicure Monday| Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tahiti Sunset Collection: Pink Coconut

Its Manicure Monday and I wanted to share with you a beautiful manicure perfect for the sunny days we have. Sally Hansen's Tahiti Collection Pink Coconut is a Bright Pink shade perfect for all skin tones. I love this colour for many reasons its perfect for a pop of colour when wearing a more toned down outfit but its also very feminine for those just getting into nail polish. I applied 2 coats of this polish.

What are your favourite colours to wear during the summer season?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tropical Delight Collection| Review & Swatches

 Here is another collection from Sally Hansen that I wanted to share with you called the Tropical Delight Collection. There are actually 5 shades in this collection and not 4. The shade names are

*Jell-ous - Berry Red
*Ice Tint- Ice Blue
Water MelonPinkish Red
Sea Through - Sea Green almost Emrald
Vitamin-D light- Orange Red

This collection is quite unique because you have the option to wear the colours certain ways. For a more understated look for the office perhaps you would only need to apply 1 coat as I have done in the swatches shown. However if you are looking for a more opaque look then you would need to apply 3-4 shades which would also mean a longer drying time. The Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tropical Delight Collection is a Jelly Base that is meant to give the nails a hint of tint and high shine. 
I found that the Tropical Delight Collection was quite similar to OPI's Sheer Tints collection as well as Dior's Rosy Glow for the nails however The Tropical Delight Collection is much more cost efficient for those who don't want to spend an arm and leg for lacquers.
Sally Hansen Ice Tint & Jell-ous

This is definitely a collection that you need in your collection as they look great for a subtly hint of colour or you could layer a few coats and you can even layer it on top of a white base. Try it out!
I forgot to mention that they are super affordable to at $6.95 CAD.

What do you think of this collection let me know in the comments below

xoxo Janella

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Always #LikeaGirl

This post is somewhat different to ones that you normally see here on Boldnbeautifulmakeup. Today's post is something that is really important. Being a mother of 3 kids two of them being girls this campaign was something that I felt the need to share with every young girls or woman that reads my blog. I feel that we as women need to be empowered and support one another. I wanted to share some really important statistics.

56% of girls lose confidence during puberty and redefine what it means to do something #LikeaGirl
You run like a girl.

You throw like a girl.

You blog like a girl.

According to the new Always Confidence and Puberty Study, only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “like a girl.”

It’s time for a change.  Always is rallying girls from across the globe to redefine the meaning of doing something #LikeaGirl from an insult to an expression of strength, talent, character and downright awesomeness.

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award for her documentary, “The Queen of Versailles” in 2012, the #LikeaGirl social experiment captures how doing something like a girl changes as they grow up and how a bit of encouragement can go a long way in changing what it means to be proud to be a girl, and do things like a girl.

Be part of the movement and share the video because you are a girl.

Be you.  #LikeaGirl

So for all my Canadian readers I would love you to share your #likeagirl experience using the #likeagirl  & #boldnbeautifulmakeup hashtag on Instagram and follow the rafflecopter rules below once you do that,
I will then pick a winner after viewing the hashtag and blog comments and the winner will receive their own Run #likeagirl t-shirt and an Always product.

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