NAILS | Oribe Nail Lacquer in Green Envy

When I received the Spring Holt Renfrew catalogue and saw that they would soon be carrying Oribe makeup, skincare and nail polish I eagerly awaited for my girl Anna to text me that the items I wanted were in. That day came a few weeks ago and though I swore I wouldn't buy more nail polish until I got through a combination of press samples and self purchases, I could not resist the call of a single bottle of Oribe Nail Lacquer! Many of you might be fans of their dry shampoo and other hair products just like I am so I had very high expectations for this $38 bottle of polish which currently comes in nine sleek creme shades.

Oribe Green Envy Swatch

GIVEAWAY | Jayne's Live Clean Favourites!

It's all about being eco-friendly this month so in honor of Earth Day, Live Clean and I have partnered up to give one reader EIGHT of my favourite Live Clean products PLUS their new Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner! Yayyyy! Live Clean is quite the staple in my household with their hand soaps, body wash and hair products filling my bathroom and I only hope I can help someone else do the same! Live Clean is one of my favourite green beauty brands and who would have thought that this vegan Canadian brand has been around for 10 years now? 

Live Clean Giveaway

MAKEUP | New Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl in Rose and Noir Revelateur

From Grade 9 to my first year of university, I pretty much had one lipstick look - a nude/blush coloured lipstick topped off with a clear sticky gloss. Preferably one that had sparkles in it and I am pretty sure it all started with that one Bonne Bell lipgloss I found in the beauty aisles of London Drugs. I have since graduated from my Bonne Bell days, but that habit of lipstick plus a glossy lip topper is still embedded in my beauty habits. Sometimes you really like the lipstick you have on, but you just want your lips to look extra kissable! Though the Gloss Interdit Vinyl lipglosses come in some seriously intense colours (I just ordered Gangsta Nude!), Givenchy released three made-to-measure colour boosting shades that can be worn alone or on top of lipstick to enhance the intensity and I have two of them to share with you today!  

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl Revelateur

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NAILS | "Garbage Bag" Nails aka "My First Attempt at Veil Nails"

I have finished my week of hell. Last week was an uncomfortably busy week at work for me and I am glad to have survived it! I was on the verge of tears twice last week just from sheer frustration and exhaustion, but today is my Friday and then I will get one day off to catch up on life. I hope I am not the only one out there who has a job that leaves them wondering where the days are going. I sometimes have to NAP at work in the basement because I'm just so tired. Someone told me this could be a sign of illness, but I don't really have this issue when I'm NOT working so I think it's just my job and how my body physically deals with it.

I did find some time on Saturday night to try out a trending nail technique that has been floating around YouTube and on Instagram called "Veil Nails". This is basically a water marbling technique that I suspect was borne out of a mistake and became the next nail art. Though this first attempt had its challenges, I think the second set of nails will be much better!

Veil Nail Art

HAIR | Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Collection #EarthMonth

When I was selected by Chickadvisor to try out the brand Love Beauty and Planet, I thought they were just going to be like any other hair and body products, but I was delightfully surprised! Since this month is also about celebrating Earth Day, I realized that I NEED to tell you guys about this affordable, drugstore and earth-friendly brand! All Love Beauty and Planet products are vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free and housed in 100% recycled plastic bottles. This company's commitment to the planet doesn't stop there as their goal is to reduce their carbon footprint by 20% by 2020! They even contribute $40/carbon ton to a Carbon Tax Fund which supports programs that reduce carbon emissions and landfill waste. I mean, that's pretty cool right?!

Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Review

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SKINCARE | Exfoliating the Away with Pixi Peel & Polish

This month's CBB brand of the month is none other than cult favourite British brand, Pixi Beauty! I have been all about Pixi's Skintreats over the last year or so and one of my most regularly used and loved products is the dual exfoliator Peel & Polish*! This is a "radiance revealing" enzyme peel that uses fruit enzymes to exfoliate and polish the skin while having a 6% lactic acid concentration! I so rarely see the actual percentages of AHA shown on the packaging and lemme tell ya, 6% is generous! This is legit chemical exfoliation!

Pixi Beauty Peel and Polish Review

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