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MAKEUP LOOK | Dior Milky Dots 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette in #366 Bain de Mer

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It is now officially summer and all of those summer collections from Spring can now be enjoyed in their entirety! The Summer Dior Milky Dots collection has been one of my favourite summer releases so far and after reviewing the Milky Tints (here) and two of the Manicure Kits (here), I am happy to finally have some time to put together a makeup look, swatches and review for the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Bain de Mer* ($73.00CDN). There are two eyeshadow palettes in the Milky Dots collection, the second of which I will be showcasing next month. Bain de Mer looks like a mini rainbow and as pretty as it was in the package, how was I going to make this work for my Asian skintone?

Dior Milky Dots 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #366 Bain de Mer

Dior Milky Dots 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #366 Bain de Mer

NAILS | Ceramic Glaze Impulsive Swatch

I am keeping it real simple today with a swatch of Ceramic Glaze Impulsive from the Botanical Oasis collection. This polish reminds me so much of China Glaze Flying Dragon that I am going to have to dig it up from my stash to do a side by side comparison! 

SKINCARE | I Love My Bella Aura Routine!

It takes me FOREVER to write skincare reviews like this one with multiple products, but that is only because I have never been one to give a brief overview. I am sometimes sickeningly long-winded, but when I like or believe in a skincare product, I as an educated consumer want to know what sets this skincare product apart from the others. I adore skincare so while I would never wholeheartedly dedicate my life to just one brand, there are brands that I keep in what I call my "911 Skin-mergency Kit" when my skin needs a break, repair or reboot. These are products with ingredients that I have complete confidence in and set my skin back to the "happy" setting.

MAKEUP | Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y235, Y245 and Y255 Review, Swatches and Pretty Face Photos

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This review is so incredibly overdue I can't even begin to explain myself. I picked up the reformulated Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (30mL/$52.00 CDN) from the MUFE peeps in August last year when I was visiting Montreal. Yes, it has been that long, but that means I can safely say that I have been using this foundation quite a bit! The previous HD Foundation (review) was formulated to keep skin looking flawless under HD cameras. Now, HD is a thing of the past and 4K technology is the present so it made sense to reformulate for conditions that leave skin completely vulnerable to every flaw and imperfection!   

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Review

NAILS| The Turquoise Stone Blobbicure #ManiMonday

I have been loving the look of textures and creating more "organic" manicures lately and one technique that I have been wanting to try is the infamous "blobbicure"! A blobbicure is quite literally nail art that has been created using blobs of polish (see video by Simply Nailogical). I wanted to create a turquoise stone-like effect so I used some of the shades from the Ceramic Glaze Botanical Oasis collection which worked out perfectly to give this mani the look I was going for!

Turquoise Stone Blobbicure Nail Art

NAILS | The Perfect Pedicure with Avon Footworks and Planet Spa

This has been a busy week for beauty. There were a number of media events this week which happened to coincide with my eight days of work at my day job all in a row. While I would never complain about getting the opportunity to attend such amazing events, the extra long days have taken a toll on my body and after another stretch of work this weekend, I look forward to my three days off in a row next week to recuperate. I haven't done my nails in a week and don't even ask me about my toes! Let's just say that the other night, I asked my husband to shape my toenails because I was too tired to reach and he actually did a great job! I feel like he may have missed his calling!
Avon Footworks Pedicure Review