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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 …

Mani Monday| A Trend In Painting

My loves, Ahhh, yet another Mani Monday. What would I do with my endless pictures of nail art if I didn’t have Mani Mondays?! This particular manicure is…how should I put it? FREAKING AWESOME (if I do say so myself.) However, this lovely client of mine chose these four colours. I never would have thought to put these four colours together, but they are literally amazing together. Mint Green, Burgundy, Gray and Navy Blue. Who would have thunk that these four colours look so fab together. So colour blocking isn’t my favorite manicure to create because it’s so detailed and the lines have to be perfectly straight in order for it to look good. Needless to say it takes a lot of concentration and a steady hand. I have to say I’m impressed with how it turned out. I love the shapes and I love love love these colours together. What do you think of colour blocking manicures? Laurelle, xo

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 …

Healthy Eating and All That Jazz

My loves, This post is not technically about beauty but when we eat healthy, don’t we get radiant looking skin? I know I do. So I’m on this health kick where I’m trying to eat better and more healthy as well as kick up my workout routine. In this post I am going to tell you about a lovely cook book I was recommended by a friend that is so delicious and healthy it doesn’t even make sense. And what I love about this cook book is it originated from a blog! Which I think is so amazing and inspiring. So this lovely delicious healthy cook book that I am raving about is called ‘Oh She Glows’ by Angela Liddon. “The Oh She Glows Cookbook features a treasure trove of more than 100 mouth-watering, wholesome recipes—from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes –all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrées like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts like the Chilled …

LIEBSTER AWARD Nomination #2

My Lovelies, I got nominated for another Liebster Award by Smosty! I can’t tell you how flattered I am! This all very exciting! Since I just posted another award, nominating 15 other blogs I thought I’d just answer the questions. 1. What is a product you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t yet? I have been dying to try Laura Mercier’s Face Illuminator. It looks sensational! As soon as I have the money I am going out to purchase this lovely highlighter! 2. If you could give beauty advice to your younger self, what would it be? Don’t use sparkle eye shadow on it’s own, yikes! 3. What is your favorite skin care item? Skin Savior Balm from One Love Organics, seriously the most amazing moisturizer I’ve ever used! 4. What is the product that you have re-purchased the most? Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. Seriously best bronzer EVER! 5. Who is your beauty or style icon? My beauty icon would probably have to be Sophia Bush. She always looks fantastic, makeup and style. I also …

Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

Hello my lovelies, So I am so happy to announce that I was nominated for another Blog Award by Isabella from girlywithdacurl. Thank you so much Isabella I really appreciate it! Blog awards are such a nice way to discover new blogs and help other bloggers grow their blog! It’s so nice to see so many bloggers support each other and help share other blogs. How this award works: 1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you. 3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award. 4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment. 5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself. The Bloggers I chose to nominate: Smosty, a blog about a little bit of everything. Polished PR, a blog about nails and nail design. It’s always fun discovering what designs other people are creating. Steaks and Cupcakes, a blog about life and everything else. Love this girl. It’s nice to know I’m …