Author: laurellealexandra

A Guide to Natural Deodorants

My loves, To say it’s been a long time would be an understatement. I’ll give you a brief breakdown of what I’ve been up to, so please forgive my long over due absence. I recently got back from living in Australia for a year and lets just say it’s been a bit of an adjustment. It was extremely hard for me to blog while I was away because I was trying to save money and buying beauty products was my first way to cut costs. I also was living with a tiny Ipad mini, which is just plain annoying to try to blog with. So there you have it. I’m back. But don’t get too excited, I am going to try my very best to post more often, I can’t say that it will be very consistent, yet… So what prompted me to get back to it; a company that specifies in reviews contacted me regarding natural deodorant. Now I don’t know about you but I am constantly trying to find a natural deodorant that …

Mani Monday| Go Jays Go!

My loves, And the slacker of the last few months goes to… Laurelle Alexandra. Sorry guys for being an epic failure to keeping up with my blog. Sometimes life just happens, doesn’t? Anyways, in the spirit of the Blue Jays doing so well this season I thought a themed manicure in honour of them was absolutely necessary! Go Jays Go! Laurelle, xo

Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments

My loves, The beauty industry is forever changing and advancing and with new technology there are many surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments. There is the constant debate whether plastic surgery, lip injections etc. are taking beauty treatments too far. Are we taking it too far? Should we really be altering our image? How vain has our society become? However, there are many non-surgical beauty treatments that I for one am all about and would love to try. And I’m not going to lie Botox and filler can be very tempting. What are your thoughts on surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments? Check out this article that explains 5 Top Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks. Latisse, Chemical Peels and Medical Grade Skin Care products are all the hype right now. And let me tell you these products work. Plastic Surgeons’ Top 5 Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks I’m always on the hunt for the latest beautification tips, and I recently got inspired to check out a source I’d never really thought about: plastic surgery practices. A friend told me a few …

Blistex| New! Orange Mango Blast

My loves, In the winter months we always find our lips extra dry, so we are constantly using lip balm and making sure are lips stay hydrated. Unfortunately, I, like many others tend to neglect my lips in the summer months. We have to remember that they still need the same tender love and care as well as protection from the sun in the summer months. Which is why Blistex new Orange Mango Blast lip balm is simply the best. Blistex Orange Mango Blast moisturizes, protects and refreshes lips with a tantalizing fruit blend. Super-Smooth Moisturization: Orange Mango Blast is fortified with anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and rich moisturizers to quench your lips. It’s a smooth-gliding balm that leaves lips feeling protected and totally juicy. Refreshing Flavor Sensation: Orange Mango Blast is a mouth-watering combination of two tasty fruit flavors. Juicy orange melds with sweet, tropical mango to deliver an explosion of flavor. It’s as delicious as it is effective. SPF 15 Sun Protection This is simply the best lip balm on the market …

Mani Monday| As Happy As A Cherry Blossom

My loves, To say I’ve been a slacker is the understatement of the century. But life sure has a way of capturing all of your time without you even realizing it. So here I am trying to catch up with my posts. I promise I will try much harder to get these posts out. I have many products to share with you all. But today I am going to share with you a beautiful manicure of cherry blossoms that I did for my Mama. I don’t know what it is about grey nail polish, but I absolutely love it. And I love the combination of pink with grey even more. This manicure turned out beautifully and definitely reminds of the Cherry Blossoms in High Park in the Spring! Happy Monday! 🙂 Laurelle, xo

Mani Monday| Flower Child

My loves, Oh my goodness the weather is so beautiful here I cannot even deal. I just love when Spring is here, it’s finally time to spend more time outdoors! I just love when I can walk more places, run outside and just enjoy the sunshine. Nothing feels better than the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Call me cheesy but I’m walking on sunshine. Here’s my ‘I’m so Happy it’s Spring’ manicure. Pretty little flowers for one of my favorite ladies! Happy Monday! Laurelle, xo

Look Beauty| Intensive Lip Care Gel Patch

My loves, Since winter has decided to creep up on us again here in Toronto, which then of course makes my skin suffer! Especially my poor lips, they are so dry! While in Shoppers Drug Mart (I keep finding the best products in Shoppers lately) I came across these beauty treatments from Look Beauty, for you face, for your hands, for your feet and of course for your lips! So I of course snatched up the lip treatment, because my lips are in dire need of some tender love and care! “Enriched with Shea Butter, Cranberry Extract, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, Intensive Lip Care Gel Patch intensely hydrates and soothes dry, cracked, chapped lips, while long-lasting moisture makes your lips soft, supple, smooth and kissable. Especially made with a unique lip-shaped patch, this advanced hydrogel formula is the most effective and convenient way to protect lips and sensitive lip areas. Perfect for dry, cold or windy days.” $9.99 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart DIRECTIONS: 1) Thoroughly clean and dry your face. 2) Open the …

Annabelle| Lipsies

My loves, I was in Shoppers Drug Mart the other day picking up a few things when I stumbled across Annabelle’s Lipsies collection. I almost walked right by but something caught my eye. They were so colourful and cutesy. Now as you all know I am such a makeup snob so I usually steer clear of such products, but I knew I just had to have one. I decided to go for a more subtle sheer shade and grabbed the Coco-Vanilla flavor (obviously), if any of you know me you know Vanilla is my favorite scent! “GET LIPLICIOUS with this tinted retractable lip balm! The ultimate treat for your lips!“ $4.95 One swipe adds the perfect hint of shiny colour for lips that feel soft, smooth and moisturized. 12 cool aromas. Hydrating non-sticky glossy balm. Sheer colour. Easy-to-use retractable crayon format. Funky and fun design. No sharpener needed.  Well, I am sincerely happy I snatched this little lippie because I love it. It keeps my lips feeling soft and moisturized and it smells sensational. If …

Mani Monday| Give Me A Museum and I’ll Fill It

My loves, As most of you might already know before I became a Makeup Artist and Esthetician I was first an artist and I guess you could say I still am an artist. When applying to Universities in my last year of high school I actually had been applying for Art first and for most. I really thought I’d end up at an Art school painting and drawing. But sometimes life has a different plan for us, which is how I somehow ended up in the beauty industry. I’m lucky though because I still get to carry out my passion for art every single day through makeup and nails, its just a different canvas. And this particular nail design reminds of my painting days. One of the reasons why I love doing nails so much is having the opportunity to create and try endless designs. I get to paint art on my clients nails on a day-to-day basis, which is pretty freaking cool. This is definitely one of my favorite nail designs, it’s abstract and …

Make Up For Ever| Step 1 Skin Equalizer

My loves, Make Up For Ever has some awesome products available this Spring. One of them being the next generation of primers, Step 1 Skin Equalizer. Create flawless skin in a flash with 10 specially designed primers that target and perfect all skin types, tones and textures. These unique formulas balance the full spectrum of skin concerns to create the perfect canvas. As a professional makeup artist, primer for a makeup application is key. It helps ensure that the makeup is going to last all day. Most brides on their wedding day what to have glowing radiant skin which is why I opted to try the Radiant Primer. Make Up For Ever was kind enough to send me one to try! “Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result.”—Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director “Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup …