Jan 29, 2015

NEW Avon Dazzlers Top Coats| Showstopper, Va Va Violet, Disco Ball


Glitter Glitter Glitter! Every woman needs glitter.  Avon has just launched their Dazzlers top coat full of Hexagonal glitter which can be worn alone or on top of your favourite nail colour as an accent to any look you are trying to achieve. You can create an over the top dazzling accent nail or even a glittery french tip.The Avon Dazzlers are now available online at www.avon.ca or through your Avon Rep for $6.99.

The Avon Dazzlers are available in 5 shades:

*Show stopper copper
*Va Va Violet
Bling it on Blue
*Disco Ball
Glitzy Gold




Jan 27, 2015

REVIEW | Degree MotionSense Dry Spray for Women :Shower Clean

Degree Motionsense Dry Spray for Women :Shower Clean


I was on the hunt for a new deodorant and while watching one of my TV shows I came across Degree's new motion sense dry sprays. I normally change the type and brand of deodorant I wear around 3 times a year. Reason being, I don't want my body to get use to using certain types and then it becomes ineffective.

Over the years I have used Degree products and I have been quite happy with them so I was eager to try out their new dry spray. For the past 2 weeks that I have been using it, I did notice that it did keep me much drier than a normal stick or gel does and the lasting fresh scent went will into  the next day. For reviewing purposes I went as far as skipping my shower for 2 days (eww I know but I had to) and I was still dry and the fresh clean scent was still very noticeable. Now for the actual feel of the product upon spraying it was very dry but I will add that there was a cloud of "powdered smoke" around me after I sprayed leaving a haze in the bathroom and went as far as making me cough a bit, with that being said my suggestion would be to apply it in a well open area rather than the bathroom. I also noticed that spraying one area for too long led to the product rolling into little balls under my armpits, as well not shaking the can properly lead to a high saturation of product in one area. Another great tip shake VERY well! The spray is definitely a dry spray there is no residue when I wipe my fingers along my armpits provided I didn't spray too much in one spot and I gave it a good shake. Another reason that I really liked the dry spray is that after the shower it didn't leave back a residue that I often experience with a solid which is another reason why I change my deodorant formulas often.

Overall I enjoyed the new concept I would only change the two issues that I stated above and you have a perfect dry spray. Would I buy this again? YES! now that I know how to use it properly. Is it worth the price $5 ? Probably not, but most products that have just launched tend to be higher in price and then they drop.

Have you tried Dry sprays? What are your thoughts on them?

Jan 26, 2015

Makeup of the Day #MOTD - Endless Mocha



Today's makeup look for today is a piggy back post from yesterday where I was posting about Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Molten shadows that I had purchased. This is the complete look that I wanted to share with those that wanted to recreate the look. Don't forget to check out all the products used below. Have an awesome week and thank you for reading!

Products used

Face:
Primer: Korres greek yoghurt primer
Elf under eye primer
Foundation: Kat Von D lock it long wear foundation #62 (very full coverage)
Concealer: Nars Creamy Concealer- Biscuit
Setting spray: Cinema Secrets super sealer
Contour: Loreal infallible pro matte powder in classic tan

Blush: Mac Ambering Rose
Contour: L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Powder- Classic Tan
Highlight: Jordane Cosmetics loose shimmer- #725
MAC Iridescent powder- Golden Bronze

Eyes:
Primer: Tarina Tarantino
Coloured Base: elf smudge pot- Brownie Points
Above Crease: Coastal scents hot pot- Oktoberfest
Transition colour: Coastal scents hot pot- Oatmeal Tan
1/2 Lid: Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Molten lighter shade outer eye darker shade - Endless Mocha #302
Brow Highlight: Coastal scents hot pot- Chamois Nude
Tear Duct/Inner eye: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Dual Highlight- Lace shimmer
Brows: elf cream liner- Brown
Brow Gel: MAC prolong wear waterproof brow set- Brown Ebony
Mascara: Too Faced better than sex false lashes
Liner: NYC liquid liner- Black
Tarte Emphaseyes inner rim brightener
Lashes: Red Cherry wsp

Lips:
Liner: Annabelle- Nude
Lipstick: NYX Round lipstick-Frappuchino

Jan 25, 2015

MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO® COLOR MOLTEN™ IN NUDE RUSH & ENDLESS MOCHA


All I can say is beautiful! When I first layed eyes on the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Molten shadows I kind of just skipped them without a thought. Then I thought to myself how bad can they really be, Maybelline just keeps on coming out with amazing products so these shadows have to be good. The Maybelline Eye Studio Color Molten shadows are a cream consistency, with a multi dimensional luster available in 8 shades.

The application is great I was able to pack on alot of colour and blend out the shadows seamlessly. Since they are a cream consistency a primer is a must in order to prevent any creasing. I will add that they are so pigmented that even without a primer you get the same colour pay off as you would with the primer which I think is bloody amazing! I picked these up from Walmart for $7.96 each and I will be picking up some more now that I know how well they work. I just loved how soft yest instense my makeup look turned out when I used Endless Mocha which is my favourite out of the two. Nude Rush is more on the subtly side and would be better for someone for just a wash of colour or even those that are getting into makeup. You can even pair both duo's together for a day into nightime look.

Have you tried  Maybelline Eye Studio Color Molten shadows? What were some of your favourite shades? Let me know in the comments below

MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO® COLOR MOLTEN™ IN NUDE RUSH & ENDLESS MOCHA
Nude Rush

MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO® COLOR MOLTEN™ IN NUDE RUSH & ENDLESS MOCHA
Endless Mocha


MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO® COLOR MOLTEN™ IN NUDE RUSH & ENDLESS MOCHA
 Maybelline Eye Studio Color Molten in Endless Mocha

Jan 24, 2015

Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick- Lavenderism


Everyone that knows me knows I love the colour purple. I think its so bright and vibrant and it really just makes me happy. On my most recent beauty hunt at the beauty supply I picked up a lipstick from the Ruby Kisses line. I have a few items from this brand but recently they launched their matte lipsticks and I had to get my hands on a few. However when I got to my local BSS the selection that was left was quite limited. The product that was to be sold was either swatched or they didn't have any left. So I decided to only go with Lavenderism. The name speaks for itself of course, its a pretty lavender shade with a matte finish. It swatches and wear beautifully. It was very hard to photograph because it somewhat looked like a neon lavender colour. As for the texture and feel on the lips its very smooth, didn't dry out my lips and was very easy to remove. I paid just over $4 for Lavenderism which isn't bad. I just wish the colour selection wasn't so limited because I would have definitely picked up more. 
Have you tried any colours from Ruby Kisses Matte collection? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

Ruby Kisses Lavenderism


Jan 23, 2015

L.A. Girl USA Cosmetics - Glazed Lip Paints in Coy, Blushing, Seduce, Daring, Tempt

L.A. Girl USA Cosmetics - Glazed Lip Paints in Coy, Blushing, Seduce, Daring, Tempt


I always like to pop into my local beauty supply to see what new makeup items I can pick up to try. Last year Too Faced had their Melted lip paints that came out which are quite similar to OCC lip tars. Since I haven't been to Sephora since I worked there and the fact that I didn't want to pay so much I came across L.A. Girl lip paints which are basically the same without the hefty price tag.
Now being that I am totally in love with their HD concealers I knew I would love these too. I picked up 5 shades in hues of purple except for one for about $3 each
The pigmentation is out of this world and the lasting power is amazing. They do have a minty smell which I do know that OCC lip tars also have the same scent. I do plan to pick up more of the Nude and Pink tones for my personal use as well to add to my kit because they are amazing. Within the collection there are 18 shades to choose from which includes nudes, pink, corals, oranges and the list goes on. The shades that I picked up were Coy which is a beautiful lilac purple, Blushing which is a dusty rose shade, Seduce which is a Berry Magenta shade. Daring which is also a wine shade and Tempt which is a deep deep Oxblood shade. Have you tried the L.A Girl lip paints what are some shades that I should check out next.

L.A. Girl USA Cosmetics - Glazed Lip Paints in Coy, Blushing, Seduce, Daring, Tempt
Left to Right
Coy, Blushing, Seduce, Daring, Tempt



Jan 22, 2015

M∙A∙C Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection


It seems like every time we blink our eyes MAC is always coming out with beautiful new collections to break out bank books. Their newest collection is Fashion’s most romantic couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, are renowned for their award-winning and imaginative work in fashion design and illustration. This unique collaboration with M·A·C pairs Isabel’s sensational penchant for colour with Ruben’s vibrant energy in a palette of hues designed to sculpt, paint and transform the face. Specially designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations, an array of graphic lines and red-lipped faces brought to life with his one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

This collection will be available online as of January 29th and in stores on February 5th through to April 2nd 2015






PEARLGLIDE INTENSE EYE LINER
CHLORAFILL green line with pearl
DESIGNER PURPLE iridescent violet
PETROL BLUE deep navy with pearl
SRP $17.50 US/$21.00 CAD

MODERN TWIST LASH
CHLORAFILL lime
TAROT purple
CALIGRAFY navy
VYNIL black
SRP $24.00 US/$29.00 CAD





LIPSTICK
OXBLOOD light peachy nude (matte)
BARBEQUE vivid orange red (matte)
SIN deep blood red (matte)
VICTORIANA mid-tone pink red (matte)
TENOR VOICE true classic red (matte)
OPERA dark red (matte)







LIPGLASS
OXBLOOD light peachy nude
BARBEQUE vivid orange red
OPERA dark red
SIN deep blood red
VICTORIANA mid-tone pink red
TENOR VOICE true classic red
SRP $16.50 US/$20.00 CAD


VIOLENTWINK
SWEET ALLURE soft light pink (satin)
FRENCH CLAY white grey (frost)
STARS ’N’ ROCKETS purple with pink pearl (veluxe pearl)
TENDERSMOKE muted silver lilac (frost)
FRIZZYPLUM dark violet with multidimensional pearl (frost)
OVERNIGHT cool black (matte)
SRP $44.00 US/$53.00 CAD

MOODYBLU
MIDNIGHT SNOW pale silver (frost)
IDOL EYES silver violet with gold (lustre)
DEEP TRUTH true dark blue (frost)
KNIGHT DIVINE black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)
EXOTIC PURPLE dark navy (satin)
INDIGOGO blackened navy with multidimensional pearl (veluxe)
SRP $44.00 US/$53.00 CAD

BELLGREENS
FRESH BLADE pale frosted yellow (veluxe pearl)
GORGEOUS GOLD muted yellow gold (veluxe pearl)
SAVANT mid-tone mustard lime (satin)
VICU√ĎA light neutral olive (frost)
CHARCOAL BROWN muted taupe brown (matte)
SUSHIGREEN charcoal olive with multidimensional pearl (velvet)
SRP $44.00 US/$53.00 CAD






NAIL LACQUER
FAINT OF HEART palest milky nude (cream)
VENUS RED clean true red (cream)
VIXEN deep burgundy red (cream)
SRP $13.50 US/$16.00 CAD


BLUSH OMBRE
AZALEA BLOSSOM light cool pink
RIPE PEACH light coral
KINDERGARTEN RED crimson into pale nude
SRP $32.00 US/$39.00 CAD



BRUSH
ISABEL AND RUBEN TOLEDO
129SE POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH
SRP $38.50 US/$46.00 CAD
MAKEUP BAG

ISABEL AND RUBEN TOLEDO
MAKEUP BAG
SRP $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD
Select M·A·C Stores Only








Jan 21, 2015

Makeup Of The Day: Red Lips




Wearing Red lips is one of the easiest ways to take a makeup look to another level. You can wear the next to nothing and still look like you took the time to get glammed up. Matte Red lips happen to be one of my favourite signature looks. I wore this look to my friends daughters funeral earlier in January and wanted to share the look. I didn't wear any eye makeup at all, so this look is also great for those who wear glasses like myself. Check below for the products used

Products used:


Primer: Korres greek yoghurt primer
Elf under eye primer
Foundation: Kat Von D lock it long wear foundation #62 (very full coverage)
Concealer: Nars Creamy Concealer- Biscuit
Setting spray: Loreal Infallible pro matte spray
Contour: Loreal infallible pro matte powder in classic tan
Blush: Mac Ambering Rose
Highlight: Too faced The bronze and beautiful kit

Stila stay all day liquid lipstick- Fiery

Jan 20, 2015

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour in Play with fire & Little Minx

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour

I recently went beauty shopping and came across Rimmel's new liquid lipsticks. Liquid lipsticks are a very popular trend this season and they happen to be one of my favorite types of lipsticks to wear. Rimmel has had alot of success when it comes to their lip products from way back in 2013 when they first launched their Apocalips lip line. Rimmel Provocalips is a new collection of kiss proof lip colours which have a 2 steps dual ended application process. One for colour and one for locking in the colour and giving you a moisturizing shine.

I was really surprised at how well these wore, they are very comparable to some of the higher end lipstains like Stila and Kat Von D. The Rimmel Provocalips wore more than 16 hours, to be exact they didn't come off until I had to scrub them off. Normally I don't wear makeup for 16HRs. The removal process took some elbow grease. The Rimmel Provocalips collection is kiss proof, smudge proof and food proof meaning non transferable and won't budge and I didn't experience any drying like some liquid lipsticks on the market. I especially loved how it was dual ended, with the lock and shine element, so it made it more comfortable to wear.  The packaging was super cute too, it sort of reminded me of Valentines with the red white and pink lips which is coming up soon. The finish of the Rimmel Provocalips is more of a semi matte finish before you apply the Lock and Shine (step 2) after that is applied it does have a shine.

I did notice that before the application of step 2 folding my lips together was a very bad idea as it would stick together and disturb the process of pre setting. The cost of the Rimmel Provocalips range anywhere from $8-$9 depending on where you purchase them. Overall I love the colours I chose as well as the performance. I do plan to pick up a few more to add with those I already have.

Have you checked out this collection? What are your favourite colours? Let me know in the comments below.

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour



Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour 550 play with fire and 310 little minx


Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour 550 play with fire
Play with Fire

Jan 19, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection Spring 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection Spring 2015


Yes they are finally here and my stalking has now come to an end. I have been waiting for months for the Canadian launch of Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection for Spring 2015. Next to the Vivids collection and the Buffs collection this Collection is another one of my favourites to add to the list. It makes me so excited for the spring season and the bright fun colours I plan to wear.

The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection is a collection with 10 shades to choose from in the US and 8 shades to choose from in Canada (I hate when brands do that). Moving on the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection is a color saturated collection of bright pastels with shades like nudes, pinks, mauves, reds and my favourite.... Lilac.

Maybelline always has the best packaging. Nothing has change with the packaging accept for the cover now being pink in colour. The shade selection kind of threw me off with the red that was included but other than that I love the collection.

My least favourite shade from this collection would have to be the Petal Pink, reason being when I swatched it, it applied patchy. The texture is very creamy and smooth and left my lips very moisturized which brings me to my last issue with the collection. Since the consistency is so creamy some of the colours didn't apply as opaque as I would have like. Other than those minor flaws I will certainly be picking up the rest to add to my ever growing collection.

What did you think about this collection? Let me know in the comments below.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection Spring 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Rebel Bloom Collection Spring 2015