Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

NAILS | Born Pretty Chameleon Nail Colour #33 Swatch

Talk about a difficult polish to photograph! I love having a ring light now just for lighting consistency with nail photos, but sometimes there are polishes that need sunlight or multi-dimensional lighting in order to fully showcase its "polish personality". Duochrome polishes were all the rage a few years back and I thought I was done with it until I came across the Chameleon Nail Color in #33* (6mL/$6.99 USD) while I was doing midnight shopping on the Born Pretty website (aka the most dangerous thing ever!)

Born Pretty Chameleon Duochrome Nail Polish Swatch

KOREAN BEAUTY | Aritaum Fair Smile Fermentation Lip and Eye Makeup Remover Review

Korean and/or Asian beauty is going to make an appearance here at least once a week because 1. I LOVE IT and 2. I have so much cool stuff that it seems selfish to keep it all to myself! The thing with trying to amass Asian beauty products is having to purchase virtually everything through online stores or eBay. Though Vancouver has quite the collection of Asian cosmetics retailers, pricing is usually much higher than their online counterparts. I have a number of online retailers that I regularly use to make my Korean beauty purchases and one thing I don't look forward to is the month long wait for my products as they make their way through customs and *hopefully* into my grabby hands. Wouldn't it be easier if I could just get my KBeauty fix through a Canadian distributor? Well, that's what Echoo Beauty is for!

As one of the largest Canadian Korean cosmetic importers, all products are shipped directly from Korea, but I no longer have to worry about waiting a month, getting hit with duty or mourning losses in transit. I received a few products from Echoo Beauty to review and I think you will all be pleased with the selection of brands that Echoo Beauty has to choose from starting with Aritaum!

NAILS | Dandelion Nail Art for Ane Li #SharingTheLoveForAneLi

Today's Mani Monday is a bit of heavy one as all around the world, people inspired by nail artist Ane Li pay tribute to her life and incredible contribution to the nail art community. You may not have known the girl behind the manicures, but her work has been absolutely everywhere with my favourite design being her dandelion nails

Dandelion Nail Art Ane Li

MAKEUP | ESQIDO Miss Dolly Lashes and Latex-Free Companion Eyelash Glue Review

I made a resolution two years ago to be better with false lashes. Though I still don't wear them on an everyday basis, I have learned how to wear them decently for makeup looks. I still wouldn't call myself comfortable with the process by any means, but at least now I know what makes a good set of lashes! False lashes can be pretty pricey which is why mine need to last at least 10 uses. Not all lashes are created equally though, but with ESQIDO Lashes, you will get up to 25 applications of all-day wear! 

MAKEUP | Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick Review with Swatches #LipstickConfidence

OMG OMG OMG. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipsticks are here! This is probably one of the few makeup lines where I am scared to even LOOK at products because I know I will more than likely buy something. Anything. There hasn't been a CT product that I haven't liked and now I am about to add one more must-have product to the list. In collaboration with 12 inspirational female celebrities, each Hot Lips Lipstick ($38.00 CDN) is inspired by the personality and style of: Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian West, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Kate Bosworth, Laura Bailey, Cindy Crawford, Helena Bonham-Carter, Liv Tyler, Emily Ratakjowski, Carina Lau and Poppy Delevingne. Quite the lineup! 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips

MAKEUP | Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer Review with Swatches

I have to say, I was not expecting this as a summer release from Mary Kay! For the last two years, the collections have been brights and fun colours and this year was actually more on the neutral side with the release of the Natural Essentials Palette (review) as well as a product I was not entirely expecting to like - the Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer (6g/$17.50CDN), a now permanent addition to the Mary Kay makeup family. With a lightweight, long-lasting formula and light-diffusing properties, this concealer hides dark circles, blemishes and even reduces the appearance of fine line without any cakiness.