All posts tagged: Product Reviews

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 …

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 …

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 …

MAC| Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick

My loves, I don’t know if you’ve gone to MAC Cosmetics lately, but they have some splendid make up collections in-house at the moment. My mom was really intrigued by the Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection, so when at the mall we decided to stop by and take a look. As most of MAC’s hot collections seem to go, most of the good stuff was already sold out. I’m not sure about other locations, but supplies were limited. However, I did manage to get my hands on a beautiful bright red lipstick in ‘Opera’. Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play. ” Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips in a rouge-y matte range of reds. The iconic product that made M∙A∙C famous. Specifically designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations of graphic lines and faces in his one-of-a-kind aesthetic.” $23.00 Now, I am always a sucker for beautiful packaging, and this line has outstanding packaging. I wanted a …

Make Up For Ever| Desire Me Cheek Set

My loves, As some of you may have noticed from my Twitter and Instagram I was invited to attend the pre-screening of the most anticipated movie of the year, Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I haven’t read the books so I can’t really say if the movie was comparable to the books. But to be perfectly honest it wasn’t really my thing. Yes Jamie Dornan is extremely sexy and I did not mind watching him undress numerous times, and Dakota Johnson was great in it but I really couldn’t get past the terrible dialogue. However, I do very much enjoy the collections that Make Up For Ever created for the movie, especially this beautiful blush set (and P.S. the soundtrack for the movie is un-freaking believable). Create your look of desire with three shades of cheek color inspired by the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.  $56.00 (Value $128.00) “Blush, highlight, and glow. This blush-worthy collection features three cheeky shades, plus an Artisan Powder Brush for expert application. With looks that range from a healthy glow …

DIOR| Addict Lip Glow

My loves, Recently I tried Tarte’s Lip Tint and I had a few people tell me that DIOR’s Addict Lip Glow gave a much nicer colour with more hydration. So obviously I had to go out and buy it and try it for myself. I swear I have lip products coming out of every purse, drawer, pocket you name it, there is probably a lip product there. But I just can’t help myself. When I hear of something great there is no stopping me, I have to get my hands on it. A sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting the skin “Awaken and enhance the natural beauty of your lips with this unique balm. Formulated with color reviver technology, this silky lipstick reacts with the chemistry of your lips to create a special shade that will last all day. The addition of SPF 10 will keep you protected, while hydrating mango butter and loofah extract nourish for beautiful, luscious lips.” $37.00 -Addict Lip Glow Now when I got to …

GLAMGLOW| Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment

My loves, I am absolutely obsessed with GLAMGLOW products, the results from their products are incredible. Which is why I get very excited when they come out with a new product! I love trying new product, especially when it’s from a reputable company such as GLAMGLOW. Now I’ve mostly tried their masks so I was very intrigued to try a dual cleansing treatment. Ladies, the newest product to the GLAMGLOW collection, ‘Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment’. A mud-to-oil, gentle, deep cleansing treatment that removes the weekly buildup of dirt, oil, and makeup. “Revolutionize your cleansing routine with POWERMUD™ mud-to-oil Dualcleanse Treatment. Indulge in a multisensory cleansing experience, uniting the power of mud and the power of oil to achieve amplified deep cleansing, yet gentle results. Goodbye weekly buildup—hello super clean, velvety skin.” 0.5oz $21.00 1.7oz $76.00 Suggested Usage: -Apply an even thin layer to clean, dry skin -Leave on 5 to 10 minutes, allowing to dry -For removal, apply water and use circular motions to transform into a Cleansing Oil Treatment -Use once or twice a week …

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 …

Travel Essentials for the Beauty Queen

My loves, It’s that time of year where so many people decide to take some time off and travel somewhere tropical. I for one am planning a trip to Nicaragua in  a little over 3 weeks! I seriously cannot wait, I am so excited. You all know how much I despise winter, so some sunshine, some water and some awesome volcano boarding (more on that later). When traveling there is always the question ‘Do I check a bag?’ ‘Should I just bring a carry-on?’ I have decided that I am only going to bring a carry-on because with my luck my bag will get lost and I just can’t have that. I’ve been searching for the best travel items at the best value, because I am absolutely awful at packing lightly. This is an entirely new experience for me. I mean I still have to look good while on vacation, so I need the very best beauty products. The key is to small the small ones that I’m allowed to bring in my carry-on. Here …