All posts tagged: Beauty Blogger

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 …

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 …

Love’s A Game, Want To Play?

My loves, What would I ever do without makeup? It’s such a wonderful pick me up. You can be feeling horrible about yourself and you put a little makeup on and you are good to go. It makes you feel better instantly. Now on a day-to-day basis I really don’t wear that much makeup, but for special occasions or an evening out I like to up my game a little. “I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.”     –Emma Stone You heard the woman; makeup should be fun and whatever you want it to be. People get caught up on trends and what trends they should be following. But not all trends work for everyone, so use the makeup that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. Because after all you have to feel good about yourself to have confidence. Own it. This is one of my favorite makeup looks to wear. It enhances my features just enough that it’s a little more bold but still has …

Mani Monday| The Earth Laughs in Flowers

My loves, The sun is shining, the birds are the singing and dare I say I saw a butterfly? That can only mean one thing my dear friends, Spring is finally here! And I can only hope that it is here to stay! I love Spring!! It means winter is finally over and the heavy coats can be put away. And what better way to celebrate spring than with flowers? My absolute favorite; floral nails. I don’t need to tell any of you how much I love floral on pretty much anything. I’m basically an 80-year-old woman at heart. Anything floral and I own it and love it! And I especially love floral nail art. And it’s perfect for Spring! I don’t know if any of you have noticed but there is floral everywhere in the stores! Bring it on Spring, I’m ready! Happy Monday! Laurelle, xo

MAC| ‘Twig’ Lipstick

My loves, So as I think many people do in this world, I have a slight addiction to Pinterest and by ‘slight’ I mean a full-blown addiction. I literally go on it whenever I have a free moment. Now you might say I am wasting my time by doing so. However, I disagree, because I find most of my nail art inspiration from Pinterest and I also find wonderful makeup products that I know I must try. Through my Pinterest exploring I came across a picture of lips with a sensational colour claiming to be MAC’s lipstick in ‘Twig’. Now I saved it in my phone so I would not forget the colour and it took me ages to finally get my hands on it, and my only excuse; laziness. But my wonderful beauty guru’s I finally have it to share with you! And it’s a true gem. “Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.” MAC Twig  $19.00 From the moment I laid …

Mani Monday| Hello Spring

My loves, Spring has sprung and you know what that means? It means bright, vibrant and pastel colours for our nails! I love these range of colours, I cannot wait to be wearing hot pink, baby blue, mint green! Oh so many to choose from, where do we start!? Well, to kick off Spring my client and I decided to go with a nice coral pink and some abstract designs on a couple of nails, and of course some gold accents. They kind of look like decorated Easter eggs, which only seems appropriate since it’s Easter Monday! I absolutely love coral and this abstract design definitely turned out well. Happy Monday! Laurelle, xo

It’s Better To Burn Out Than To Fade Away

My loves, Fashion Week has come to end. And although I enjoyed every minute of it, it definitely drained me of all energy. Literally. I actually slept for 12 hours on Saturday night, 12 freaking hours guys! I barely usually get 8, it was a miracle. And guess what I was still freaking tired. Which is why I failed to post Mani Monday yesterday, my sincere apologies. I’m going to get my blog game, back on track! Starting with all my fun outfits I wore to Fashion Week. (NOTHING is more stressful than figuring out what you are wearing to Fashion Week). You have to dress to impress. Outfit Number 1: Camo Pants and Leather Jackets Outfit Number 2: Striped Dresses And Little Brown Boots Outfit Number 3: Aztec Patterns and Buns Outfit Number 4: I Love To See Your Money Hanging In My Closet Outfit Number 5: Cocktail Parties and High Heels Well my loves what do you think? Do you think I successfully pulled off Fashion Week? Which outfit was your favorite? I …

I Don’t Need No Money, Fortune, or Fame

My loves, It’s  the middle of Toronto Fashion Week and I’m having so much fun. I cannot wait to share all the amazing collections I’ve seen thus far. SO far the runway shows I have seen include: Helder Diego, VAWK, Malorie Urbanovitch and Klaxon Howl. All amazing. I’m very much enjoying the makeup on the runway this year, I cannot wait to play around with these looks. As a Tom Boy at heart I absolutely love this look. I couldn’t wait to wear this outfit to Fashion Week, it’s comfortable, edgy and yet still very feminine. These boots are unbelievable comfortable but still very trendy. They are definitely a staple item that every girl should have! And camo pants, I mean, can you really go wrong? With this look I wanted my makeup to enhance my features in a natural way.  There is nothing more beautiful than natural makeup when it’s accentuating your best features. I wanted my eyes to be the main focus with a subtle neutral toned shadow combination and finish it off …