Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NAILS | OPI Softshades Collection - “Put It In Neutral” & “Petal Soft” Review with Swatches

I’ve never been one for neutrals unless I’m slapping nail art on it. I’m not that adventurous when it comes to fashion or makeup, but the one area I can truly have fun with in such a small amount of surface area is my nails so I say, go big or go home! When I caught an initial glimpse of the OPI Softshades Collection, I saw more than just nudes. I saw glitter and shimmer too so I thought, “Yeah, I can roll with this”.
   OPI Softshades Put It In Neutral and Petal Soft  Swatch Review

MAKEUP | Rimmel London Provocalips Kiss Proof Lip Colour Review & Swatches of “Make Your Move”, “I’ll Call You” and “Play with Fire”

Long-lasting lip colour is all the rage, but there is always a caveat when it comes to just how comfortable they are to wear. Some make your lips feel like plastic, while others dry them out. I am sure I am not the only who has suffered through lips that felt like they didn’t belong on your face and when Rimmel London’s Provocalips ($8.99 CDN) emerged I was honestly expecting pretty much the same, but when you love beauty, past experiences only spur you on to keep trying! Available in 10 luscious shades, Provocalips Kiss Proof Lip Colour promises 16 hours of wear, transfer-proof colour as well as lips that don’t feel tight and uncomfortable. Sure. That’s what they all say, right?

Rimmel London Provocalips 16 Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colour Review Swatches (4)

Monday, May 4, 2015

BATH & BODY | New for Mother’s Day with LUSH!

It’s that time again! I missed out on Easter, but I’m just in time to share with you all a few Mother’s Day bath time goodies! Mother’s Day at Lush isn’t necessarily the cutest time of year, but it sure is the sweetest in terms of sentiment.  Also, if you are a fan of florals there are a number of options sure to delight the senses and make mom VERY happy!

Lush Mothers Day 2015 Review

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FRAGRANCE | L’Occitane Pivoine Flora EDT

In anticipation of the, soon to be released, Pivoine Sublime perfecting skincare line, L’Occitane has re-released the Pivoine Flora EDT ($55.00 CDN/75mL)* in a new, pink rounded bottle with softly engraved petals. I love this packaging so much more with its soft gradient and bright pink box. As for the scent, this must be a sign of the times as I swore I was not a floral gal and have had samples of Pivoine Flora before with no olfactory success. I spritzed this on my wrists the moment I got it and it wore beautifully. The peony (extracted from the south of France) is light, floral and incredibly fresh-smelling which is what pulled me in right away. I am immediately transported to open fields of flowers in France, despite never having been there! I suppose that’s part of the appeal of fragrance – being able to experience another country and culture all in one bottle.

LOccitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette Review Fragrance

I think mom would love something like this, don’t you? Or get one for yourself and one for mom for Mother’s Day!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

FASHION | SOUFEEL Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet with Charms Review

Few of you already know this, but before I began my beauty career, I was actually the director for a large Canadian jewellery company for a decade. Needless to say, I know my gems and shiny baubles VERY well. I know what to look for when it comes to a quality piece, check the security of your diamonds as well as quote you how much a repair would cost. I have helped a few friends find their engagement rings, hand-delivered rings to clients and worked with FedEx to make sure one gal in the Yukon got that 1 carat diamond engagement ring for Christmas! In short, I am very selective when it comes to what I wear so let me honestly say (aren’t I always?) that I was TRULY impressed when I got a taste of the jewellery selection at SOUFEEL.

SOUFEEL Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Review Pandora (2)

Friday, May 1, 2015

NAILS | Dior Tie Dye Collection Summer 2015 – Dior Nail Lacquer in Sunkissed 239 with Tie Dye Top Coat Review & Swatches

I don’t even know how to dive into the amazingness of the newest makeup collection from Dior. With so many products and pieces, I thought I would start with wear my heart always lies – nail lacquer. This summer, Dior decided to have a little fun and take the spirit of tie dye, with its swirls and shifts of colour, to create a jelly grenadine-coloured top coat to give nails a taste of the tie dye effect. The Tie Dye Dior Nail Lacquer Collection is composed of Sunkissed ($27CDN/10mL)*, a rosy creme nude, Sunwashed*, a milky yellow and the piece de resistance, the Ombre Effect Top Coat ($28 CDN/10mL)*. The Tie Dye Top Coat can be used on bare nails to give them a healthy pink glow of ultra shiny colour, layered over polishes to give a certain je ne sais quoi OR…to create ACTUAL OMBRE NAILS like the name of the product says! I have yet to see anyone use the top coat in this manner! In the nail art community, creating a gradient with jelly polishes is also termed the “Syrup Manicure”. Read on to find out how to create it!

Dior Tie Dye Top Coat 869 Sunkissed Review Swatch Gradient Nail Art

Dior Tie Dye Collection Summer Review Swatch