Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MAKEUP | Dior Diorskin Tie Dye Edition Blush in #001 Pink Sunrise and #002 Coral Sunset Review & Swatches

When it came to the release of the Dior Tie Dye Summer Collection, it was really the Diorskin Nude Tan blushes that stole the show. Nothing gets beauty lovers more excited than beautifully embossed blushes like the limited edition Pink Sunrise* ($57.00 CDN) and Coral Sunset* each with four shades that fuse together to give skin the perfect blend of sun-kissed radiance. Also, they are SO PRETTY to look at! I can’t even…gah they are so gorgeous!

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush in Pink Sunrise and Coral Sunset Swatch Review

Monday, August 24, 2015

BATH & BODY | c.Booth Skincare by Freeman Beauty Labs – A Whole New Way to Look at Body Care!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be sharing an all new bath and body line that I have been using this month! Even before I started blogging, I had a weakness for body lotions and scrubs and as of June, Walmart Canada has just started carrying what I see as a skincare style approach to bath and body care. As part of the well-known Freeman Beauty Labs (I love their masks!), c.Booth is an incredibly comprehensive, body line influenced by botanically-based ingredients such as sea salt, oatmeal, walnut shells and sunflower and sesame oils. All c.Booth products are of course free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and petrolatum. You can see how large the bottles are with the body lotion at almost 1L! Oh, and the other awesome thing? Not a single product featured here is more than $10!

c.booth Skincare Review Freeman

Friday, August 21, 2015

FOTD Friday | Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs Designer Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Pink Design Review & Swatches

I seem to be on a neutral kick as of late and I will be honest and say that because of a now more conservative work environment, my eyes have been nothing more than 50 shades of brown. Every morning I say to myself that I will get up earlier and try something different, but it never happens. I cannot seem to haul myself out of bed 15 minutes earlier to give my eye makeup some extra TLC. Thankfully, there are stepwise palettes like the new Diorshow 5 Couleurs Designer Professional Eye Palettes (6 palettes shades available) that promise to give eyes the touch of a professional makeup artist all in five easy steps. To continue on my neutrals streak, #508 Nude Pink Design* ($69.00 CDN), is just easy. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this palette short of applying the gel liner all over your eye and forgetting to blend!

Diorshow 5 Couleurs Designer Nude Pink Design Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches  (1)

Diorshow 5 Couleurs Designer Nude Pink Design Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches  (5)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LIFESTYLE | Purgo Tea 14 Day Teatox Review

Ah, the ever-trendy fad of detoxing is NOT going away. We are suddenly all about cleanses and detoxing our bodies, skin and mind. While I do agree with living a “clean” lifestyle, I have been able to completely say no to my beloved fizzy drinks or potato chips which is why the concept of a 14 day teatox is appealing to me because I know the end is in sight! I have heard/seen all over the interwebs about teatoxing and when Purgo Tea from Victoria, BC reached out about trying their blend of organic teas I thought what better way to curb my curiosity AND support a local company!

Purgo Tea Review Teatox

Monday, August 17, 2015

NAILS | Avon Metallic Fringe Top Coat in “Fringed and Frayed” Swatch

I was so tempted to title this a “Mani Monday” type thing, but I have never been good about sticking to a schedule for nails or anything really so the inocuous title of “NAILS” will have to do. Fact: I was actually an Avon consultant for all of 6 months because I wanted to experience the product on my own terms without having a “mentor”. Working full time and fielding inquiries on the side proved to be too taxing on my time, but one thing I walked away loving were Avon’s polishes. It began with the gel finish polishes last year and now the new Metallic Fringe Top Coats* (12mL/$8.00 CDN). This finish is what I call the “muppet finish” because it looks a little like fur, but with much more sparkle! Today I am wearing 2 coats of mark. trend Mini Nail Lacquer in Futbol Blue* followed by 2 coats of Avon Fringed and Frayed. You may have to move the bar glitter around to get more even dispersal.

Avon Metallic Fringe Top Coat Fringed and Frayed Review Swatch (1)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

HAIR | KISS Tornado Ionic Hair Dryer Review

I did not start feeling the need for a hair dryer until my mid 20s. Maybe I started caring about my hair more in terms of styling, but because I take my showers at night I generally don’t NEED to have my hair dry by a certain point. I have always had longish hair, but for the last 2 years I have kept my hair quite long which means that air-drying can take hours. I also tend to take my showers relatively late at night and we all know how uncomfortable it is to sleep with damp hair. Not to mention how f’ed up it looks in the morning!

I have a standard drugstore brand hair dryer that draws so much power my lights flicker when I put it on the “high” setting and while it does the job, it is heavy and still takes me a solid 10-15 minutes of shaking and moving the hair dryer along the length of my hair to make sure I’m not causing my hair any heat damage. Most of us are more familiar with KISS as the creator of all things nails, but ever since the KISS Instawave (review) made its way into my life I have been wondering what hair tools KISS would come up with next! The KISS Tornado Ionic Hair Dryer*($34.96 CDN) is unlike any other hair dryer I have ever used. What sets this hair dryer apart from all of the others is a patent-pending 360 degree rotating air booster that allows for rapid blow drying with minimal heat damage as hot air is no longer concentrated on one area of the hair.

KISS Tornado Ionic Hair Dryer Review (2)