Wednesday, July 30, 2014

shu uemura | pret-a-palette in Pink Hues Review, Swatches and Makeup Look

When it comes to eyes, shu uemura is the first company that comes into my mind as their famous eyelash curler is now a holy grail product for all eye types. The shu uemura summer collection is nothing short of colour, fun and play all done in the ever-luxurious shu manner and consists of: drawing pencils in 21 shades, 4 ready-to-wear palettes and petal lash mascara. Today’s blog post will feature the pret-a-palette in Pink Hues ($85 CDN) which literally translates into “ready-to-palette” and is one of four six coloured palettes.

shu uemura pret a palette eye makeup in Pink Hues

shu uemura pret a palette eye makeup in Pink Hues

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lise Watier | Eden Tropical Coral Paradise Nail Lacquer and Geometric Nail Art

I love summer nail polish colours. Every colour is so unforgivingly intense and bright and I feel like even if you’re in a bad mood, having brights on your nails is the perfect antidote to the blues. Right out of Lise Watier’s Eden Tropical Collection, Coral Paradise Nail Lacquer is the prime example of a happy, bright polish with its peach creaminess. To add a little bit of flair to Coral Paradise, I added some striping tape and individually painted the sections with black and gold polish. I peeled off the tape and got this tribal-looking manicure!

Geometric Taping Nail Art

lisewatier_coralparadise nail polish

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Essence Cosmetics | Fame Fatal Nail Polish and Polka Dot Nail Art

Essence Cosmetics just keeps getting better for me. I am LOVING Fame Fatal which is a dead, sexy red that is so shiny and delicious that there is no way anyone can say no to this colour! The combination of black and red is one of my favourites so I added some black dots in Essence – Black is Back with a dotting tool.

Polka Dot Nail Art

Monday, July 21, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER | Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in I-22 with Swatches and Makeup Look

When it comes to the term “waterproof” in makeup, I only think of the MUFE Aqua line. I kid you not, I have been using MUFE’s Aqua Shadow in 20E every freakin’ day for the last 4 weeks because I don’t even need primer to have it last 10 hours in summer heat. The only thing about the Aqua Shadow line that was missing were some FUN summer colours making the Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic ($25.00) eye shadow pencils the missing link. Available in 10 shades ranging from neutral to adventurous, these pencils will let your inner artist run wild – even underwater!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic in I-22

Preview Holiday 2014 The “Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura” Collection

I can’t believe it. Finally, a collection that combines two of my favourite things - makeup and fluffy cats! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you will know that I LOVE cats. This holiday season, shu uemura is proud to collaborate once more with Karl Lagerfeld for the “Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura” Collection which will be released online and in stores this October. Choupette Lagerfeld is Karl Lagerfeld’s snow-white Siamese beauty with her own daily musings on Twitter and even a new book out! 

Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura” Collection

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Topbox | June 2014

I think there was a Prive box last month, but it went to my spam and I never saw it which was a little sad. I didn’t get a bad Topbox, but I was only really interested in 50% of what I received which was unfortunate. Topbox can be really hit/miss and when I look back at some of the boxes I have received there is really quite a mix. I feel like out of the beauty subs I have, it is the most “bipolar”. I am actually hesitant to give this box up because I know there is a waitlist for it and because the actual brand names included are usually quite good. Umm, hello Benefit?!