Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

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

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!

My top five picks from Sephora for the Summer

I don't know about you but I can spend all day in Sephora.  
Just swatching make-up and smelling scents. I know you can relate!

One of the biggest gems in Sephora is their own support brand. 
Great price point and a lot of variety for all skin-tones. 
Next time you go be sure to check out what they have. 

I know it can be overwhelming at times- so I compiled a list of my top five products.

Let's get started with the lips. The Sephora Lovely Lips Lip Balm Duo - Salmon Pink & Light Pink ($15.00) are a must-have! I keep one in the car and one in my purse. 

You can wear them alone or underneath your lipstick.

Sweet and delightfully pink, this lip balm duet provides a sheer wash of color for a hint of spring anytime of the year. The soft balm is enriched with karité, a hydrating, butter-like texture that protects and comforts the lips. Apply morning and night under or over your favorite shade of lipstick or gloss for an enchanting, warm look.
Out of all the lash types out there, fringe always be my favourite. 
In my opinion, it's the most natural looking lash. Plus they can be cut to be used as accents. 
I love the fact that the Fringe Benefits Lashes ($12.00 CDN) comes with it's own glue. 
Once your done with them clean them off and it back in the "case".

Bat stunning, show-stopping eyes with this set of gorgeous lashes. Go from day to night in an instant by applying one of the four tracks of lashes and customize a look that complements your mood.
In the summer, it's great to have a multipurpose product like this. I carry my Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner ($12.00) in my makeup bag for any last minute festivities. Purple night is pigmented and suits my skin-tone. Plus it does not budge!
Rock an intense, ultra-luminous shade with this multitasking shadow and liner formula. The foam texture glides and blends flawlessly into the skin for pleasant application and a second skin-like sensation. The stay-put formula promises bold, beautiful color for hours.
Bold nails are in for the summer! 
Sephora has some of the most vivid and glossy nail polishes that I've ever tried.
The Color Hit Nail Polishes are only $6.00 (CDN)!

Left- Girls Night Out - Scintillant
Right- Voodoo Doll - Violet
Love your nails with bright, beautiful colors that last. This collection is formulated with a unique combination of resins and waxes that provide fast drying, five-day shine. Get high coverage in one stroke, from classic must-have shades to vibrant, fashion-forward hues.
Last but not least, every girl needs a great makeup remover and mascara. The mascara is great for building long luscious lashes. * Just let it dry in-between coats*. The makeup remover is great for removing the mascara and also for removing water proof makeup!

The Outrageous Volume Set at only ($18.00 CDN) is a huge deal that you should get your hands on.

Get outrageous. Outrageous Volume Mascara delivers extreme volume for lashes with a triple-reserve brush that intensely loads lashes in only one brush stroke. Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is the makeup eraser, removing all types of makeup, even waterproof, without feeling greasy. It contains a complex rich in flavonoids and olive wood extracts to strengthen the appearance of lashes.

You could probably do great Summer look using all of the items that I showed above.

Is there a product shown that you would like to try out?

Summer Trends: Round Frames from Clearly Contacts

Back in January, I got my eyes checked again. My prescription changed. It still really low (I don't need glasses) but it's good for prolonged use. I have a square pair of frames but I wanted something new. 
Fresh and office appropriate! I decided to go with a round Derek Cardigan frames from Clearly Contacts.
Round frames are making a major comeback this summer in eyewear. This vintage-inspired look is a refreshing change that provides a new style direction. Whether you are ready to fully embrace perfectly round frames, or want a gradual transition with softer rounded shapes, Derek Cardigan, 7 for All Mankind and Kenneth Cole are just a few of the great brands that offer variations on this theme.
This was my first time getting glasses from the "internet". It's definitely a different experience. Don't get me wrong, I love going into the store and trying on different pairs... but if you know what suits you that really helps with the process. Clearly Contacts has a "Try on View" option which you can upload a picture of your self and then you can see how the frames work with your face shape. If you don't have a picture available, they have a bank of models of different genders and face types to try on the frames with. If you're not completely happy with your item, return it for FREE! Plus free shipping on any glasses over $99.

Make a bold statement with these Derek Cardigan 7012 Smoke eyeglasses. These round eyeglasses come in translucent dark grey acetate. To help show off your geek pride, the division and multiplication symbols are featured on the sides with the equal sign on the arms.  Not only do these frames have great style but are also incredibly comfortable with its flexible spring hinges.  
Do you wear glasses? If so, which frames do you wear.

Summer Make up: Annabelle Cosmetics, Make up For Ever & Mark Cosmetics

I love summer makeup. It's so natural and dewy! Plus it doesn't take a lot of effort.

It's all about the BB cream. Why? Because it has good things such as SPF to shield your skin from UV rays. I will be honest there is a fine line between oily and dewy skin. If you find yourself on the oily side carry blotting paper with you. My favourites are from The Body Shop & Hard Candy.

To top of the skin I add a light rosy cheek using a cream blush. On my lips I tried out a new Mark Glossworks lipgloss. I will be reviewing it soon. It kind of applies like a liquid lipstick and it contains SPF15.

I try to use some waterproof products on my eyes. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes makes a gorgeous gold eyeliner in “Gold 9L” that I used on my inner corners. It’s doesn't budge or smudge! I finished off the look by using Annabelle Cosmetics Expandable Mascara on my lashes.

This look was featured in Fashion Magazine's Beauty Panel Challenge

Get Summer Ready: Hair Removal & Foot Care

If you're in Canada ignore the cold right now. Summer is coming! It's a little late but it's better to be prepared ahead of time. I know that you can go to the salon to get all the above done but what about the times when your too busy or strapped for cash. You do it on your own! 

Check out these products to help you look fab this summer!

First up is foot care!
This is one of the most commonly ignored parts of the body. No you can not slap on some polish on the toes and call it a day! What about your heels?!?!

Nothing makes more queasy than seeing crusty heels. Yes I said it! I'm being honest. If you can't make it to the salon regularly try Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer Lavender and Tea Tree Oil ($7.99 CAN).
A new patent-pending technology foam-release system with aromatherapy, Pedi-Scrub is a unique blend of glycerin, olive oil, shea butter, tea tree extract with lavender aromatherapy infused into a double sided sponge to exfoliate, smooth and relax your tired feet. Your feet will never feel the same again! Guaranteed for 15+ washes!
To hydrate your heels try Flexitol Heel Magic ($14.99 CAN)!
Flexitol Heel Magic is an innovative new way to hydrate dry, cracked heels and feet. This easy to use, no mess stick format contains a unique blend of emollients and moisturizers including Urea, Shea Butter, Lanolin and Olive Oil in a highly concentrated moisturizing base.
Now on to hair removal!
Hello tank tops! Underarm hair removal is pretty easy with this VEET Underarm Hair Removal Kit.
I love the fact that it's not messy. Apply/remove it with a spatula then apply the gentle finishing cream after.
VEET’s Hair Removal Cream leaves skin feeling smooth and silky-soft for up to one week with no risk of nicks and cuts.
Get rid of that upper lip hair! Try VEET Precision Wax & Care ($16.99 CAN).
Waxing scares me but I can take it in small doses. The cream contains aloe vera which is soothing for your upper lip.
Specially developed for facial hair removal, the easy-to-use tube lets you apply a precise amount of wax exactly where you need it – eyebrows, upper lip, and chin.Pamper your skin afterwards with our Aftercare Cream enriched with Aloe Vera. The result – your skin will be left feeling not just smooth but moisturised too.

If you're a good ole fashioned girl who likes to shave. Try the EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream ($3.99 CAN)! I personally prefer this nozzle over the typical shaving cream nozzles. Also this formula is not foaming- so it's rich and a little bit goes a long way.
Rich, non-foaming eos shave cream is packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins E and C to provide 24 hours of ultra-soothing moisture. It’s so moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry. Plus, it’s enriched with skin protectants to help prevent nicks and razor bumps.
Ladies, I hope this posts helps.
Please let me know if you would like me to do more!

New Mary Kay® Mineral Eye and Cheek Colors for Summer 2012

Mary Kay is one of my favorite brands for eye shadows. Their range of textures and shades is the number #1 reason why I keep them in my kit. It's always interesting to see the reactions of people who I try them on the first time.
The mineral-based formula is famous for its oil-absorbing properties, ease of application and excellent coverage. Plus, these long-lasting, crease resistant, fade-resistant shades look fabulous on every skin tone.
Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color lets you do just that. It gives you options that look gorgeous no matter what your skin tone. Customize the fade-resistant colour with a light sweep for a natural blush and then build it as you like.

This Summer, Mary Kay has come out with seven Mineral Eye and Cheek Colors. The earth is the inspiration for each of the colors. Think waterfalls, flowers, dirt & the rain forest. (six shades are shown)

Here are close-ups of each of the colors:

Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color

Hands down Gold Coast is my favorite color out of the bunch!
I love the range from matte to shimmery textures.

Which one is your favorite?