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Four must have Ole Henriksen products from Sephora

Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm late on the Ole Henriksen train. I'd always see the brand in Sephora but I wasn't sure if it was for me. After having my first Ole Henriksen facial, seeing the Ole glow and meeting Ole in-person: I'm a believer. He told me I was cute and had great skin. He also give me a few personal skin recommendations plus talked about our love of Naomi Campbell!  I've pretty much tried the whole line. I picked four items that are a MUST haves.... If was trapped on a island these products would HAVE to come with me.


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the clean truth™ cleansing cloths ($19.00 CAN)













Love these! They can be used on your faces and eyes. These cloths are sturdy! The can remove your makeup, oil or dirt plus they have a cool citrus vanilla scent. Also contains: Vitamin C- Micro Algae- CoQ10- Green Tea.

power bright™($66.00 CAN)












LOVE this system! It gives you the Ole Glow. It's a easy three-step system that literally gives your skin an intant "pick me up". It's import to know that it's professional-strength product with a 25% vitamin C concentrate. In order:
1: Polish
Sugar Polishing Mask
2: Brighten
Vitamin C Concentrate
3: Glow
Melting Cleanser

truth facial water™($28.00 CAN)













This product has changed my life! I haven't used a toner in years and this product has shown me how important it is. The scent is lovely: sweet orange - mandarin oils - tea leaf extracts- pomegranate extract.

Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil ($56.00 CAN)













This is a perfect product to use when your going to bed. This oil has 100 percent pure organic rose hips seed oil. Plus vitamin C- vitamin A- Fatty acids.



Yellow tail Moscato and Nails Inc collaboration is back at the LCBO

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back in June, I had the opportunity to go to a launch of the brand partnership between [yellow tail] Moscato and Nails Inc. With Summer coming to an end, it's time to let loose and soak of the last bit of fun.


In select LCBO stores across Canada select [yellow tail] Moscato bottles ($10.90 CAN) will come with one of five complimentary nail polish shades by Nails Inc.

I've always been a fan of Nails Inc! Their vivid nail colours and formula are amazing. What could be better than enjoying a bottle of wine and giving yourself a mani and pedi.


If you don't know, I'm obsessed with Moscato. I can tell you that [yellow tail] Moscato does not disappoint! Don't believe me?

Get your self a bottle now available from August 14 to September 10.
Let me know what you think!


Three Gentle Back to School Products for your Skin: Cerave

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I'm not 16 anymore- so my skin care routine is even more important.

I told you all my story many times. How when I was younger, I used to be blemish free... then I turned about 25 or so I started to see pimples. It was really disheartening. I go through times where I find products that work amazing for me and other times where my skin was a MESS. I'm really liking CERAVE. This brand was formulated with dermatologist to help repair your skin. It is also non-comedogenic, fragrance free and leaves and no irritation. Everything in the line is so mild( that I've tried).  Right now I have a good regimen going on which I think I'm going to stick to until the winter.

If you're going back to school and need some skin care advice. Definitely check out these products.

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I start off with the CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser ($14.97 CAN). It's unique because it's a non-foaming cleanser. It applies like a lotion- so I can control where the product goes. This cleanser can also be used on your face or body.


It also removes make up, dirt, oil  and dead skin cells. I won't lie, I prefer the foaming cleaner over the hydrating cleanser. Both are Super gentle!

Consistency:

For me the biggest gem of this whole line is that CeraVe® AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 ($13.97 CAN). I need gallons of this. I wear SPF daily and I noticed that sometimes at the end of the day I'm an oily mess. I love this because of the hydration factor.


This moisturizer protects your skin from the sun while restoring your outer lipid layer.

Consistency:

Another option is to add CeraVe® Eye Repair Cream ($19.97 CAN) to your regimen. I won't lie it's hard for me to remember to add another step before I go to bed. But this cream has claims to reduce dark circles and puffiness while trying to replenish the moisture around your eyes.


As I get older,  I've noticed a bit of discolouration around my eyes.
I'm doing everything I can to repair it!

Consistency:

Have you tried Cerave yet?


Add Palmers Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil to your daily routine

Thursday, August 11, 2016

These liquid lip colours have crazy staying power now a days.
The removal can be crazy: Super long and annoying!
(If you don't have the right products) 

Right now, My favourite thing to use for removal is Palmers Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil- Face ($7.99 CAN).


What makes this product amazing?
Other than the fact it removes dirt or makeup effortlessly-
The ingredients are stuff that you should have implemented into your lifestyle:
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Vitamin E
  • Sesame Oil
  • Rosehip Oil
Wet your hands- Massage the Cleansing Oi into your lips-
Add water to emulsify the oil into your lips- 
Use a tissue to wipe off the product.
Super quick and easy!


4 Mistakes To Avoid When Applying Contact Lenses And Makeup

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

There’s a whole host of do's and don'ts out there when it comes to contact lenses and make-up: nifty reviews on what are the “safest" contact lenses and how to care for your lenses, amongst other things. Before we delve into this, what most people don't know is that a lot of contact lens wearers are practicing not so healthy habits which can be easily resolved leaving your makeup looking flawless and your eyes healthy.

Here are 4 common mistakes, which may sound like no-brainers, but, are commonly practiced by contact lens wearers all around the globe.

APPLYING LENSES AFTER MAKE-UP
Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it - but it's not! This is actually top on the list of the most frequently asked questions by a first-time contact lens wearer. Why shouldn't you put in your contact lenses after you applied your make-up? First of all, there may be residues of moisturizer, foundation, eye shadow or mascara on your fingers which can easily stick to the contact lens disrupting the cleanness and clarity of the lenses. Secondly there is a high chance your eyeliner will run leaving you having wasted 15 minutes of a perfectly applied smoky eye.



CHOOSING THE WRONG MASCARA OR EYELINER
With such a vast range of products on the market today, it's all too easy to get carried away and be tempted to try every single product on the shelf. However when you’re part of the contact lens squad, you need to make smart decisions when choosing your mascara.

Mascaras that contain extra fibers to enhance the length of your lashes are great, if you have 20/20 vision or wear glasses. However for contact lens wearers the results are less than positive. Lash building mascaras contain fibers which can potentially flake into your eyes and these can become trapped under your lenses, increasing the risk of infection.

One solution to prevent flaking is to avoid touching your eyes or lashes but, an even better way is to invest in products which won’t flake. Eyeliners and mascaras which are designed for extended wear are the best solution and are particularly great if you have eyes that are prone to watering due to allergies.

UNDER ESTIMATING THE VALUE OF CARING FOR YOUR MAKEUP
How you treat your makeup products is one of the most overlooked aspects of wearing contact lenses. Let’s best honest how many people follow the professional advice to throw and replace your mascara after 3 months? Mascara tubes in particular, are infamous for being the perfect 'moist' environment for bacteria and germs to build up. Plus, if you've been using a mascara for a little too long, they may get dry and cakey, which in turn creates clumps, flakes and the not so desirable risk of infection.

A simple adjustment such as making sure you keep all containers firmly closed after use, using high quality makeup brushes, and frequently washing your brushes and sponges can improve your contact lenses experience dramatically.

PRACTICING UNHEALTHY EYE CARE HABITS
When you put on eye make-up, no matter how careful you are with your application technique or handling your products, there is still a high chance that there are some residues of your make-up product that have got onto your contact lenses. So with this in mind we highly recommend you to be disciplined about replacing or cleaning them properly. Rubbing your lenses in solution for a few minutes before storing them, even if you are using a ‘all-in-one’ solution, is vital when you have been wearing makeup. Also to avoid unnecessarily putting your eyes at risk of infection and if you feel daily washing wouldn’t fit into your lifestyle daily disposable lenses are a great investment. By using a fresh, new pair of lenses every day, you’ll avoid the buildup of protein (from your eyes) or pollen, makeup and other agents which may cause irritation.


Check out SmartBuyGlasses’ collection which offers a vast range of purse friendly contact lenses suitable for all lifestyles. For more information on contact lens care, head over there .


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My simple everyday look with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliners + Swatches

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Eyeliner has been a part of my daily routine for the past 15+ years. It's one product that I am always trying. I have tried so many brands. A good 50% of them end up smudged on my lower lid halfway through my day.It's so annoying. For me, I need products that don't budge. I don't have time to touch up throughout the day so I need one application to last hours. 

I look for liners that I can literally they check off my "everything I'm looking for" a list.
It sounds dramatic but hear me out.
  • Long lasting
  • Ultra pigmented 
  • Easy application that does not drag your eyes 
  • Creamy 
  • Safe for your waterline
  • Water resistant


It's a crazy checklist but when a product has six out of six checked off,  you definitely know that it's the one for you. There are five different finishes: Diamond, matte, iridescent, metallic and satiny. I am a matte girl! I love everything matte: lipstick, eyeliners.. etc. If I have to choose a second finish it would be satiny- followed by metallic.

SWATCHES
M-10 Matte black
M-22 Matte Blue
ME-42 Metallic Bronze
M-60 Matte Dark Brown
M-80 Matte Dark plum
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For my daily look, I usually go with M-60 - matte dark brown on my lower lash line. If I am trying to add some drama to my lower lid, I will then follow up with M-10 - matte black on top of the brown. For my inner corner ME-42 - metallic bronze. I love how golden ME-42 shows up on my skin tone so it makes a great inner eye colour without being too stark.

When I feel like adding a liquid liner (I didn't wear any this day) I always use Make Up For Ever Aqua liquid liner. As you can tell, pretty much 85% of the products that I use daily are all MUFE. I'm loyal to a brand that works and caterers for my skin tone.

Check out my instagram post on wearability




Cover Girl: Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Swatches

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I have always been a fan of Katy Perry style. She's unapologetic and not afraid to step outside of the box. I was really excited when Cover Girl tweeted that they would be doing a one-of-a-kind make up line with her: Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks ($11 CDN). I was even more excited when the whole collection showed up at my door.

I received 11 extremely pigmented lipsticks that are available in 
shades that can be worn 365 days a year.


These are actually a demi-matte formula. Meaning that they are not drying on the lips when applied. A lot of people are fan of this type of formula because of the way they glide over the lips. I think the main reason why these are so moisturizing is because they contain Shea butter. I'm going to let you know right now if you to have not incorporated shea butter into your lifestyle you should now because it is amazing. 


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Each lipstick has a unique "kitty-cat" type name.
  • Sphynx
  • Pink Paws
  • Magenta Minx
  • Coral Cat
  • Crimson Cat
  • Catoure
  • Perry Panther
  • Cat Call
  • Kitty Purry
  • Cosmo Kitty
  • Maroon Meow
Check out some swatches that I took some of the lipsticks. 
Let me know which one is your favourite.


Lip swatches




 I'm really feeling Black Panther!
Which colour is your favourite?


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Currently Obsessed: Mary Kay Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I'm the queen of looking like an oil slick during summer. It's annoying but that's what happens to me when I wear spf on my face. There is one product that I literally can't live without during these times: Oil blotters! 

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Right now, my go to's are the Mary Kay Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues ($8.50 CAN). 

These 100% linen sheets remove shine and oil off your face within seconds.
The packets are small so they can fit into your purse or pocket.


These are perfect to use whether your wearing makeup for not. Brides would love these because it absorbs oil without messing up your makeup. Always use them by dabbing on your skin not rubbing or dragging them along your skin. Each pack comes with 75 tissues.


Some of these oil blotters come with cool extras like green tea extract or cooling properties but I know that those are not for all skin tones. These are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.