New Years Eve with Maybelline

I can't believe how quick 2013 went by! 
I know that there will be a lot of parties to attend to ring in the New Year.
I compiled my top products from Maybelline which should be in your makeup bag.

Baby Lips® Dr. Rescue™

Chapped lips are not appealing. Doesn't matter what lipstick you're going to wear! We all know how obsessed I am with baby lips. Have you tried out the Baby Lips® Dr. Rescue™line? It's has a hint of eucalyptus which is great for any lip issues that you may have. You can wear it under lip colour or as a prep for your favourite lip colour.

Fit Me® Shine-Free Foundation

It's always good to bring your foundation with you. The Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free Foundation is the perfect size to fit into your purse. My skin tone works with the darkest shade in the line 355 (coconut). It's oil-free and applies matte.

Color Elixir™ by Color Sensational®

I'm a believer in having various lip colours in your purse. I often wear two to three colours a day. If I want something light but pigmented Maybelline Color Elixir™ by Color Sensational® is one of my daily picks. I can't explain the formula but it's light and not sticky like other lip glosses. One swipe is all you need :)

SuperStay 14HR Lipstick™

I've tried a lot of products in 2013 but Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Lipsticks™are in my top five favourites. This lipstick is one of my best kept secrets. When they say long lasting- They mean it! No budge at all. The most creamy, rich and pigment lipstick that I have ever found at a drugstore.

I have been blogging for five years..

I'm still in awe saying this. It's been 5 years.
As sad as it seems, I totally forgot it was my bloggerversary.
I won't lie blogging has significantly changed in the past few years. 
I think my favourite years were 2009 to 2011.

Either way, I'm still going to continue to blog until the wheels fall off.

Hopefully 2014 will be great <3

My Christmas Wishlist

My Christmas wishlist is so small this year. As cliche as this sounds, all I can ask for is good health. Once that is established, I would love to have one or all of the five items which I shared below.

The Rockstar Mid-Rise Camo Jeans
SALE $23.50 CDN
I have yet to own a cute pair of camo pants!
They can be worn with flats, boots or sneakers.
All-over camo print.
Soft, medium-weight denim with added stretch.
Skinny leg.
2. HP 
Spectre 13 Ultrabook

The very first computer that I bought with my own money was from HP. I need to keep up the tradition with the Spectre 13 Ultrabook
. As a freelancer, having Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 already installed is genius!
Featuring Windows 8, the HP Spectre13 Ultrabook combines a slim and stylish profile with breathtaking performance. Weighing just 3.25 pounds, this sleek Ultrabook offers a 13.3-inch full HD touchscreen display and Intel 4th generation Core i5 performance. The device also comes preloaded with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 for editing photos and videos like a pro. Boasting up to nine hours of battery life, savvy users can rely on all-day performance with this brand-new PC from HP.

COACH Coach Legacy Sport Bracelet Watch
$278.00 CDN
I need a cute stainless steel watch to match my ring.
Stainless Steel case and bracelet.
Water-resistant to 99 feet.
THIERRY MUGLER Angel Couture Gift Set
$287 CDN
I've been obsessed with this scent since I recieved a sample from The Hudson's Bay!
23ml Eau de Parfum Refillable Shooting Star Spray
100ml Perfuming Body Lotion
100ml Perfuming Shower Gel.

5. Call it Spring
I need a cute over the knee boots in a colour other than black.
Concealed micro-wedge boot
Double strap detail.

Almond toe.

Holiday Wants: The Buxom Serial Kisser Set

The Buxom Serial Kisser Set ($40 CDN) is a collection of five miniature full-bodied lipsticks. There are 5 shades of lipstick in this set; two shades are part of the permanent buxom range while the other three shades seem to be limited edition (or at least exclusive to this set).

What is it:
The Buxom Serial Kisser Set is a collection of five miniature full-bodied lipsticks. Each lipstick is soft and creamy, infused with dual-action hyaluronic spheres that plump your lips and provide major hydration.

Menace - deep, rich wine colour
Provocateur – bright true red colour
Centerfold – neutral pink/mauve colour
Mistress – warm toned pink (medium) colour
Moonlighter – fuchsia colour

Why would I want it:
- Paraben, sulfate, phthalates free
- Opaque, satin finish
- Plumps lips without stinging/burning
- Great way to trial different shades & the buxom lipsticks in general
- One of these lipsticks fits perfectly in a clutch for one of the 100 holiday parties you are required to attend

What does it come with:
- 5x 0.04 oz full-bodied lipstick in Menace, Provocateur, Mistress, Centerfold, Moonlighter
- Red velvet case

Where can I get it: or in-store

Holiday Wants: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner and Waterproof Liquid Set + Swatches

It's very important for me to have a long-lasting liners. I usually apply it at 8am and expect it to be there by 5pm. It's a lot.. I know but trust me there are liners out there which are up for the challenge. Stila has some of the best eyeliners out there. Pigmented, creamy and long-lasting. This holiday get some of my favourite colours in a retro-chic tin pencil case!
Stila’s best-selling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
Color Outside The Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set ($39 CDN)

  • emerald (green)
  • navy (blue)
  • aubergine (burgundy)
  • stingray (black)
  • lionfish (brown)
  • 18 (coral)
Where can I get it: or in-store

Art of the Fine Line Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Set ($47 CDN)

  • Intense Black(Full size)
  • Midnight
  • Moss
  • Dark Brown
Where can I get it: or in-store

Do you have a favourite waterproof eye liner?

Canadians! Enter my Redken Color Extend shampoo and conditioner giveaway

I know most New Years resolutions are usually weight loss or lifestyle changes. 
What about your hair? 

Is the anything new that you want to do? 
For the first nine months this year I did I great job taking care of my hair. The past three months have been a fail and it's shows unfortunately. Now it's time to bounce back. 

2014 is going to be an extremely busy year for me but I will do better! 
Maybe even add some colour? 
Who knows!

For anyone who is debating the same, why not enter my Redken Color Extend shampoo and conditioner giveaway!

Redken’s exclusive Fade Resist Complex works with IPN to wrap around each strand to optimize color retention and improve color vibrancy. Four powerful key ingredients work together to fortify weakened areas, resurface the hair fiber and help protect the hair from color fading.
Redken Color Extend Shampoo
  • Gently cleanses and strengthens. 
  • Provides anti-fade protection and maximizes vibrancy.
  • Leaves hair strong, shiny and manageable.

Redken Color Extend Conditioner
  • Detangles and protects against color fading. 
  • Resurfaces the cuticle for a smooth, reflective surface. 
  • Provides a vibrant, shiny finish.

Winners have been emailed.

The Caryl Baker Visage collection The Magic of Beauty

The Caryl Baker Visage collection this holiday season is called “The Magic of Beauty” now to me the magic of beauty is that it inspires you and gives you the feeling of awe and when it comes to this collection it gave me a feeling that I can sum up in 3 words.....


Seriously every item I tried was highly pigmented and so creamy and soft.  The magic of beauty collection is much larger than what I will be posting about here and as always with a seasonal collection you will want to go to your local Caryl Baker Visage location or go online cause stuff like this never lasts long.

(Products from left to right: Lip liner – Elixir, Eyeliner – Marine, Lipstick – Secret Potion, Face Frosting)

Limited Edition Caryl Baker Ultimate Lip Liner in Elixir
(Regular Price $17.50, Beauty Club Price $15.75)

This liner is long-wearing and waterproof.  Its impossibly soft, creamy formal glides on effortlessly for intense colour that stays put.

Well Caryl Baker you hit the nail on the head, just like the last collection I am super impressed with how creamy and pigmented these lip liners are. Elixir is a rosy brick colour, which had you asked me previous to trying it I would have said I’m not sure that colour is something I want.  But after trying it I have to say I think it’s a colour I really did need in my collection.  It’sversatile and neutral and would work on a variety of skin tones.

Limited Edition Caryl Baker Metalic-Toned Eye Liner in Marine
(Regular Price $17.50, Limited time Savings Price $12.90)

The liner has intense pigment, the super long-wear formula lasts up to 12 hours – no smudging, no smearing.  Waterproof and hypo-allergenic for sensitive eyes.

This might actually be the creamiest, softest eyeliner I have ever used.  It’s a gel eyeliner in pencil form.  The blue colour was a bit outside my comfort zone but using it in conjunction with a smoky eye proved to be a very lovely combination.

Caryl Baker Holiday Lipstick in Secret Potion
(Regular Price $18.00, Beauty Club Price $16.20)

The lipsticks are specially formulated with emollient ingredients to keep lips soft and to prevent drying and chapping.  
I do agree with that claim, the lipstick was creamy and soft but I wasn’t really able to use the colour.  Secret Potion very much goes with the Elixir lip liner, as a combo.  It really is a beautiful lipstick but it’s a brick red and I need a bit more pizzazz in a red lipstick so I think I would want to check out one of the othercolours, either Cast A Spell or Ruby Red Slippers.

Limited Edition Caryl Baker Face Frosting
(Regular Price $29.50, Beauty Club Price $26.55)
This powder delicately highlights and illuminates your skin with finely milled sparkle.

I absolutely love this highlighter, the sparkle is more ofshimmer and the powder is buttery and light on the skin.  This colour is a bit to dark for me to use as a highlighter but using it, as a peach blush is absolutely breath taking.

My over all opinion on The Magic of Beauty collection is that it is magical and beautiful.  This collection is still available so if you have a beauty lover to buy for this holiday season or maybe you just want to buy yourself a holiday treat, I suggest you get cracking and go see Ms Caryl Baker.