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August Favs: OPI, Sephora, It Cosmetics and others!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011



 I LOVE all of these products! If you would like any reviews, please let me know :)

L’Oreal Color Infallible Eye Shadows Swatches

Monday, August 29, 2011

After speaking to a few bloggers, it has come to my attention that the L’Oreal Color Infallible Eye Shadows are only available in Canada & UK right now. Since I have some of the collection, I thought it would be nice to swatch them for you all!
Infallible Eyeshadows contain ultra concentrated colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils) coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour. The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin and lasts for up to 24hrs.

Since I have nine shadows from this collection, this will be a picture heavy post.

All Night Blue
Rich Royal Blue
Unlimited Sky
Powder Blue
Hourglass Beige
Rich off white
Time Resist White
Pearl White
Forever Pink
Pearly Pink
Burning Black
Blacken Eggplant
Purple Obssession
Rich Purple

Permanent Kaki
Pearly khaki

Lastly.. Flashback silver
**Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the package**

These pigments are the cross between a powder and cream. Apparently, they last 24 hours without a primer.
I'll be posting a look with these shadows soon :)


Which one is your favorite!

Nail of the Day: OPI Extravaganza

Friday, August 26, 2011

Isn't this glitter fab!! 
OPI Extravaganza is a bold, orange glitter polish with added silver sparkle which was a part of the OPI Burlesque collection back in Winter 2010.


Here is a different pic with flash:

What do you think?

How much do you think this purse was?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two weeks ago I spotted this baby hanging alone at one of my guilty pleasures store.  
I HAD to have it (like everything else in life) but when I seen the price I gasped.
So ladies guess how much this purse was!
I'll give you an updated post with the price..trust me..
You will be shocked!

OPI Touring America collection swatches Fall 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

It`s truly my dream to tour America. My trip would consist of shopping, eating and of course sight seeing. Since I don`t have the money or vacation days to do that, OPI Touring America collection will have to do! Inspired by Americana and cities with rich cultural heritage, the collection’s twelve shades offer comfortable glamour and wearable elegance for nails and toes.
“This collection will take women around the world on the ultimate tour across the USA, with stops in Baltimore, Clarksdale, Hollywood, Jackson Hole, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tucson,”  -Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic
*one polish didn't fit in the shot*
SWATCHES:

Color Break Down

A-taupe the Space Needle
You’ll climb to new heights with this creamy-rich taupe.

I Eat Mainely Lobster
We “clawed” through crowds to catch this coral for you.

Color to Diner For
I’ll take the rosy-red with a side of “awesome.”

Road House Blues
In this case…R&B stands for “Really Blue.”

French Quarter for Your Thoughts
Want beads? Then show us your sexy gray nails!

Uh-oh Roll Down the Window
You’re gonna wanna pull over for this “unexpected” olive green.

NOT SWATCHED:
Suzi Takes the Wheel
Buckle up—she’s not stopping until she gets to gray!


Get in the Expresso Lane
An amped-up dark brown that’ll never letcha down!

I Brake for Manicures
This gorgeous eggplant-plum has our full attention.

Are We There Yet?
Don’t make me reach back there and take that perfect melon shade!

My Address is "Hollywood"
We put this pretty rose-pink on the map.

Honk if You Love OPI
Don’t let this gorgeous dark grape pass you by.

Gorgeous colors! 
Which one is your favorite?

Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser & Hydrating Serum= Love

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When I'm stressed it shows up on my face. For the past six months I was doing quite well on my skin care journey...until my holy grail products finished. Ugh I can't begin to tell you how at 26 years old I wish I didn't have a blemish on my skin. I think all of this is payback for going 22 years blemish free. Yes.. You heard me!

I was one of the lucky ones who swore I'd be blemish free for life...but reality has set in :|

So far, I've been using Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser & Hydrating Serum religiously for over a month. 

Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser
This all-natural balancing facial cleanser gently removes dirt, impurities and make-up while maintaining a healthy balance in your skin without compromising its natural protective nutrients. 

Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum
This light, non-oily serum will flood your skin with moisture and help deeply hydrate your face and neck to eliminate that tight, dry feeling caused by dehydration. Natural sea buckthorn oils have proven to improve skin tone and texture, and help brighten complexion and stimulates cell renewal.


In one month, my pores have gotten smaller and my scars have faded slightly. Since pictures are better to show my progress. Here is a before and after shot:
Isn't that amazing! Anyone in need of  some quick skin assistance check out Sibu over at the Shopping Channel.

To Whiten or not to Whiten, that is the question

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hello.. my name is Jennifer and I love tea. 
I can go on about all the health benefits of tea, but i'm here to rant about the after effects.

DISCOLORATION!

I've tried those crest white strips but I'm too lazy to keep on doing them daily!
I'm thinking about getting a full teeth whitening just like Ande (seen below).  
I'm scared as hell for the after effects that I heard some people go through:
* Chemical burns from gel bleaching
* Pain
* Hot/cold sensitivity

My question for you is what type of teeth whitening products do you use/ have you used?

Beauty Blog Link Love 13/8/11

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Soap up with the Eye of Thundera as Addicted to Beauty celebrates the release of the new Thundercats TV show. 

Miss Beauty Nerd is going to Europe, and packing her Clinique Day to Night Palette which contains most of her basic colour essentials in one pretty little compact!

Tracy at Beauty Reflections thinks that the new tokidoki Royal Pride Hercolino Palette makes a great Back To School palette! 

Curious about the newest additions to the Make Up For Ever Family? Well, Krasey Beauty has swatches and photos of all of Make Up For Ever's newest Aqua Liners!

Ever run into a gorgeous product that left you (and a handful of other bloggers) in, erm, a burning heap? At theNotice, Rae runs into just that. Find out what the culprit was

Bummed out because summer is almost done? Jennifer over at Spiced Beauty shows you how to get dewy, radiant and healthy skin.

Shatter your nails in the coolest shades! Musicalhouses shows you the BeautyUK Shatter Polishes!

Fleurissante has found her perfect summer fragrance: Montale Intense Tiare.

My Lips But Better gets a magical glow with MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder.

Over at Prime Beauty, Cindy has developed a Nude Attitude with some help from Three Custom Color Specialists!

Phyrra shows you the wonders of Neptune’s Grotto from Meow Cosmetics.

Christina from Confessions of a Glitterholic shows you how to do a simple sunset eye in this quick tutorial.

Jellyminx goes on a swatching mission and shares her MAC blush obsession!  

Claire looks at a fabulous little sculpting kit from Sleek, perfect for all your highlighting and contouring needs!

Take a look at some of these drugstore gems from Essence over at Makeup, Beauty & More.

Are you after some great quality, but cheap eyeshadows? If so, check out Anita's swatches of her Boots 17 eyeshadow singles and trios over at Pleasureflush!

Funky Nail Designs for the remainder of the summer days. Tribal nail designs easy peasy at Dolce Vanity! Bonus nail pen review included.

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Can you have enough L'Oréal makeup? Beauty Crazed thinks not and is giving away a crazy amount to one lucky winner so make sure you enter!


Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm: Hibiscus

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I've noticed that some of my followers are really into all natural products. So...let me introduce you to Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus.

I will admit.. I've never used any Burt's Bees lip products or a tinted lip balm before. I've stayed away from tinted lip balms because of horrible color selections!! Most are wayyy to pale for my skintone.

For the first time I have selection!! Burt's Bee offers six different shades – Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Pink Blossom, Red Dahlia and Rose.
Our new tinted balms give you a hint of color with a soft, sweet flavor and natural ingredients that moisturize and condition your lips.
If your into quick fixes you should look into a tinted lip balm. 
While I'm at work I keep this baby right by my desk.



Have you tried a tinted lip balm before?

MAKE UP FOR EVER now exclusive to Sephora in Canada

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm definitely not one to put out press releases on my blog but this one is beneficial for my Canadian ladies!
MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Paris based professional make up brand coveted by top industry artists and beauty lovers alike, is thrilled to announce that Sephora is now its exclusive retail partner in Canada.
MAKE UP FOR EVER products can be found exclusively at all 26 Sephora stores throughout Canada, as well as online at http://www.sephora.com/. Sephora stores currently carry an assortment of 300 to 600 of the brand’s newest and best-selling products, changing seasonally to accommodate the latest launches. In August, the NEW! Smoky Couleur collection will be the first new range to launch exclusively at Sephora. Smoky Couleur includes four new jewel-tone Smoky Lash mascaras (brown, green, blue and purple), three new Khol Pencils, and a limited edition Smoky Palette that boasts eight ultimate smoky shadow shades.

IN STORE EVENT: From August 26th to the 28th, make up artists will be on-hand at all Canadian Sephora store locations to offer complimentary smoky eye touch ups in celebration of this new launch.

If your in Ontario visit one of these stores to get your complimentary touchup:
BLOOR
EATON CENTRE
FAIRVIEW
KITCHENER
MAPLEVIEW
RIDEAU
SCARBOROUGH
SHERWAY GARDENS
SQUARE ONE
UPPER CANADA MALL
WHITE OAKS
YORKDALE

So are you going to go to the event? If, so which Mall?

FOTD: Sunkissed Face using CoverFX, Vasanti & MAC

Monday, August 08, 2011

I know I'm giving slight.. yes slight duck lips but my skin, brows and lashes look amazing here!
This is honestly the skin I dream for radiant, dewy but healthy.

Here's the products I used:
Face:
CoverFX NaturalFX B45
Vasanti Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer V13
MAC MSF Deep Dark
                     MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Gilty Bronze

Eyes:
Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Mascara - L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes
    Smashbox double-ended brightener

Lips:
Red Earth: Lip Shine

Tip: After putting on your CoverFX foundation. Apply your MAC MSF with a wet Sigma 180 in a stippling motion.

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I can't wait to try this look again!

What do you think?


M•A•C Bloggers Obsessions Video

Saturday, August 06, 2011

It's truly my dream to compose/edit a video which is full of makeup and such rich insight. Long story short, if you all don't know... half of my day job (9 to 5) is being a Director, Editor, Producer, Camera Woman and Photographer. While the other half is being a Digital Media and E-Business Specialist. Cool right.. but I love the beauty/fashion world. Making videos like this.. that's my DREAM!


One day hopefully I obtain my goal and spend my days doing something which involves makeup and fashion.

eBeauty.ca sells Butter London nail polishes!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

For the past few years, I've seen swatches of Butter London nail polishes on UK blogs. Not only do they have an amazing color range but their natural nail care philosophy is truly amazing. They promise that their polishes are 3 Free:
No Formaldehyde
No toluene
No DBP (Phthales)

 Guess what!
Now Canadian Girls like myself have access to Butter London through eBeauty.ca
I'm wearing JAFFA which is inspired by Jaffa Oranges.
This is definitely the it color for this summer!

Do you need some more convincing?
Check out these pictures!

Gorgeous!
Remember eBeauty.ca has FREE shipping on orders over $25.00.

So ladies would you wear this color?

How to Remove Shellac, Glitter and Artistic Colour Gloss Nail Polish tutorial

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I love wearing nail polish... but I hate the removal. For years, I avoided polishes with serious glitter or anything with gel. Gel required extra time at the salon for removal. One salon quoted me "$15.00 for soak off removal".

Are you serious?!? That's the cost of 5 Sally Hansen nail polishes..haha.

I actually got this idea from Jessica from Jolie Beauty Bar a few weeks ago. 
 
This is what you need:
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Nail polish remover with acetone
  • Little Bowl
  • Cotton Ball
  • Tweezers *optional





Put all the cotton balls in the bowl.

You can use the tweezers to pick up the cotton balls and rotate them.








Cut the foil into pieces which are big enough to cover your nails.







In this picture I'm wearing Artistic Color Gloss Gel, Glitter and crackle. SERIOUS combination. I swear I'd never be able to get any of this off.


Apply the cotton ball on to your nail. Then add the foil over it.






Let your nails soak for 5 to 10 mins. If the foil starts to slip gently mold it into place.

Please try your best not to move! If you do, the foil will come right off .







Twist gently then pull off the foil. If you followed all the steps, everything should be off :)




Hope this helps!