All posts tagged: Blog Life

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 …

MAKE UP FOR EVER| 50 Shades of Grey-Tease Me Nude Lip Trio

My loves, MAKE UP FOR EVER is the makeup partner for Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ 50 Shades of Grey, one of the most anticipated films of 2015(and might I add hottest). MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces a limited edition color collection for Spring 2015. The makeup collection is inspired by Ana, whose makeup look transforms the character from that of an innocent college student to a sultry, passionate and sophisticated woman. I was lucky enough to get sent one the collections that they created for the film. I was sent the Nude Lip Trio, which I could not be happier about! I love a nude lip and these three lip products provide the perfect nude pout. They did an excellent job creating these limited edition collections and they are priced at a fantastic value. “Unlock the makeup secrets from the hottest movie of the year” $38.00 ($74.00 Value) MAKE UP FOR EVER is an artistic color brand that has always been about experimentation and transformation, with an extensive range of colours that allow all women …

Bite Beauty| Lip Love

My loves, Bite Beauty has to be one of my favorite make up lines when it comes to lip products. And you all know how much I truly truly love my lip products. Whether it be a lip mask, a lip gloss, lipstick or even a lip scrub, I’m all over it and I love trying new lip products. Which is why I was incredibly happy when I received Bite Beauty’s Lip Love gift set for Christmas. I know I know (I’m a Slacker), but I wanted to properly try out the product before I gave you my opinion. Now unfortunately this set is not available any more but don’t fret, Bite Beauty has some new sets out now that you buy. And all these products are available to purchase at Sephora. “Give Your Lips Some Love” This lip kit is filled with four essentials lip products to help keep those luscious lips of yours soft, supple, nourished and hydrated. This kit offers everything you need to treat lips day and night. 2 Lush Lip …

Mani Monday| Brrr, Brrr, Burberry

My loves, It’s been a little warmer over the last few days which I will 100% not complain about because anything warmer than below 20 is okay by me. In January that is… Anyone who knows me, knows how much I despise winter. And yes I was born in Canada, but I don’t think that’s any reason for me to accept the cold weather and grin and bear it. I simply believe that I was born in the wrong country, therefore I’m allowed to hate winter. Which is why I create fun nail art to make myself feel better when it is so miserable outside. And then I can also create fun names for my Mani Mondays! Brr, Brr, Burberry, get it! Who doesn’t love a Burberry themed nail? Especially with such a beautiful red! I absolutely love the way this turned out and it certainly cheers me up when it’s freezing outside! So if you are anything like me and hate the winter, find something that cheers you up! Focus on something that makes …

Make Up For Ever| The Ultimate Jet Black Liners

My loves, We all know how much I a) LOVE Make Up For Ever and b) LOVE my blackest black liquid liner (or any liner for that matter!) So when Make Up For Ever introduced me to their new liquid liners I was super stoked. I had the choice between the Ink Liner and the Graphic Liner. I decided to try the Graphic Liner, but I’ll give you a little information about both. MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces Ink Liner and Graphic Liner, two new black liners in the purest and darkest black. These liners will allow you to created lines as precise as long-lasting in a mat or vinyl black. INK LINER- $27.00 Ink Liner combines professional precision with easy handling to master any line, from ultra-fine to graphically bold, and everything in between. The flexible , ergonomically designed, calligraphy pen tip perfectly renders the lightest stroke, producing intense, super-matte and quick drying black lines on the skin with flawless wear and hold. Simply dip the felt tip into the bottle and apply along …

LG Canada| Beat The January Blues Giveaway

My loves, At the beginning of December I was given an LG G3 smart phone to play around with and fall in love with. I’m usually an iPhone girl but this smart phone has me leaning in the opposite direction. Mainly because it has a freaking sweet selfie option. And by sweet, I mean blow your mind, nothing is cooler than this feature sweet. You can basically use hand signals to start a 3 second count down for a ‘hands free’ selfie! How cool is that?! Or you can use voice recognition to shout ‘LG’, ‘CHEESE’, ‘SMILE’, ‘WHISKY’ and ‘KIMCHI’ and it will snap your picture. MIND BLOWN. And the fun doesn’t stop there! It has many fun and fantastic features that I will share with you next week. But now onto more exciting news for all of you! I am very pleased to tell you all that I will be running a Giveaway from NOW until February 2nd where you will have the chance to win your very own LG G3 phone! This giveaway …

How to Apply False Lashes

My loves, Everybody wants fabulous lashes, especially for the holidays. But wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy way to apply false lashes that look so natural that people are like, “Wait, are those your lashes?” I love when people ask me that question when they are most certainly not my natural lashes. Isn’t it grand to be glamorous? Okay my loves. So here is what you need to achieve the most natural looking lashes. (You can also apply majority of these steps if you are looking to achieve a more dramatic lash). You Will Need: Liquid Eye Liner (Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is my preference) False Lashes (Depending on what type of lashes you are looking for there are many options. I use Quo Lashes on a daily basis and my go-to natural lash is 803. However, they have many wonderful options from natural to dramatic and they roughly go for about $7.50. They are my personal favorite brand when it comes to false lashes because they are relatively priced and easy …

Mani Monday| Be Careful With My Heart

My loves, Since I’ve been doing lots of crazy nail art on my own nails lately, for my next manicure I wanted something a little more simple. Now some people would look at this manicure and not see simple. However, compared to my last couple manicure this is simple. And I love it! I got one of my co-workers to give me this beautiful manicure. She is ever so talented, as is everyone I work with. I love the simplicity of this manicure and how elegant it looks. It’s a very feminine design, since the french manicure resembles a heart. It actually would be a fab manicure for Valentine’s Day! What’s on your nails? Are you simple or way out there? Laurelle, xo

Contessa Awards 2015

My loves, Since we are coming close to the end of 2014, I thought I would share with you something I worked very hard on this past year. Everyone who knows me and reads my blog knows that I have a strong passion for the beauty industry. A passion a lot of the times I have a hard time explaining to people. So this year I decided to enter the 2015 Contessa Awards in both the Nail Artist of the Year and Make Up Artist of the Year categories. What are the Contessas? “The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast to coast.” “Winning a Contessa is not only good for your portfolio and reputation – it’s great for business and opening doors!” It’s a …

Buxom| Mascara Bar

My loves, Oh Mascara, how I love you so. So Buxom came out with this brilliant idea for mascara. Buy the mascara and pick the mascara wand that fits your lashes best. I mean come on why isn’t every make up company doing this? It’s such a fabulous idea. Since discovering such a wonderful concept I obviously had to try it out for myself. A first-of-its-kind, exclusive to Sephora, Buxom® Mascara Bar with seven brushes to choose from to create an array of lash effects. “Choose one brush from seven sexy options to thicken, volumize, curl, define, lengthen, lift, or detail lashes. There’s one for amping up every lash mood, and each brush comes paired with the volumizing Vanity™ Lash Mascara. This mascara formula is exclusively designed to work across all Buxom Mascara Bar brushes. It’s infused with biotin and provitamin B5 to help strengthen lashes while shea butter, vitamin E, and olive oil work to nourish them. Paired with your favorite brush, it gives a customized, one-of-a-kind lash look.” Full & Fabulous™: Its molded …