Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Lipstick Love: Lancôme Rouge in Love 322M

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I was on the hunt for a new neutral lipstick when I stumbled upon this coral beauty. I love corals and I think it's a shade that suits everyone. Enter the Lancome Rouge in Love Corail in Love lipstick.

Corail in Love is lovely. It looks much deeper in the tube than on my lips. It leans a litte red in the tube (and even swatched) but on my lips, it's a corally pink.

I really like the creamy (almost glossy) formula of the Rouge in Love lipsticks. It feels comfortable on the lips but doesn't last the 6 hours that it promises. I think it's all in the colour. I find that the deeper / brighter shades in this collection last the longest on my lips.

My lipstick got a little mangled in the tube, but it doesn't affect the ease of application. The deep slant of the lipstick provides a fine edge for a precise application.

What's your favourite coral lipstick of the moment? x

Ps, check out my latest guest post for Topbox here & let me know what you think! :)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Bronzer Love: Diorskin Nude Tan

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I have been loving the Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder ever since I purchased it. It provides the prettiest glow to the skin. 

These new multi-tone bronzers are great. There are only two shades available in Canada. I purchased #002 Sunlight and it's the lighter of the two. I prefer Sunlight because it can also double as a blush with the rosy/peach undertones. The other shade, #004 Sunset, is a bit deeper and would be great for contouring.

These bronzing powders look so natural on the skin, which is sometimes difficult to get from a powder product. There is some shimmer, but it's flattering on the skin. I just adore the flawless, sunkissed look you get from this. 

I don't really have any cons for this product. I think this shade is best suited for light to medium skin tones, but it could also make a great highlighter for deeper skin tones.

Dior has repackaged their bronzers and it looks gorgeous! It feels a little heavy in the hand, but it looks so luxe. It is a fingerprint magnet, though.  I also love the mini kabuki brush that comes with them. They buff in and blend product beautifully.

Have you tried these new bronzers yet? x

Swatches (left to right): the darker shades, the lighter shades, all mixed together

Sunday, August 05, 2012


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Hi lovelies,

This post is a little boring but since I've been feeling a little under the weather lately, it's the easiest one I could come up with. A few random snapshots of my week(ish).

I hope you're having a wonderful (long) weekend so far! x

Saturday, August 04, 2012

NOTD #39: Zoya Shelby

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Can you believe my last nails of the day post was almost three months ago? Simply unacceptable for a reformed nail polish junkie.

So here's a look at the nail polish I recently got in my July Glossybox: Zoya Shelby.

I love Zoya's nail polishes. They apply beautifully and they have a great colour selection. Shelby is a bright bubblegum pink, which is a colour that is unrepresented in my collection. I paired it with Julep Mila. A colourful glitter polish that I received in my July Julep Maven box earlier this month.

I really like the combination. I think this colour looks great against my skin tone.


What are you wearing on your nails today? x

Friday, August 03, 2012

July Favourites

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I have been loving a lot of things this past month, it was hard to choose just a few, but I think I have it narrowed down.

1. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - I've been loving this brush. I use it for anything and everything -- blush, bronzer, concealer. It always gives a flawless finish.

2. Boujois Rose D'or - This is a beautiful summer blush. It's a beautiful pink with subtle shimmer. It adds a natural glow.

3. Bioderma Sebium AKN - I use this every day and I've been loving it. My skin feels so smooth and looks so clear. I'm obsessed.

4. YSL Glossy Stain #15 - I have no qualms with these glossy stains, I actually really enjoy them. It has a distinct scent, but I don't mind it. Rose Vinyl is a beautiful bright (almost fuschia) pink.

On another note, I don't know how I feel about YSL dropping the Yves. It seems strange just to say Saint Laurent, or worse, SL. What do you think?

5. Essie Peach Daiquiri - This polish confuses me. The colour is gorgeous and I've been wearing it on my toes for most of July, but the colour isn't what the name would suggest. It's definitely more of pink than a peach. Nonetheless, it's a beautiful colour and it applies with no problems.

6. Mason Pearson brush - I don't know what the science is, but this brush makes my hair feel so soft after using it. There is one thing that bugs me... The boar bristle seems to be splitting in certain areas. It's weird. I also had one bristle shed. Not something I want to see from a brush with such a hefty price tag.

7. NARS Deep Throat - One of my favourite NARS blushes. It is the prettiest peachy coral shade with golden shimmer. If you're not a fan of Orgasm, definitely check out this alternative!

8. Chantecaille Just Skin - While I'm still on the fence about this tinted moisturizer, I have been enjoying using it. It feels wonderful on the skin and it looks so natural on the skin.  The price still makes me cringe, though.

Most of these products I've been using every single day. I've been in a peachy pink mood apparently because that the colour family I've been gravitating to.

What are some products you've been loving? x

Thursday, August 02, 2012

July 2012 Glossybox

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I received my July Glossybox today. I feel like I should be calling this my August box because it's no longer July. Nonetheless, my box was filled with great products.

Beauty So Clean Sanitizer Wipes
These wipes are great! I have already received them in my very first Glossybox and they really came in handy. I like to use them to sanitize lip products and eye pencils.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer
It has been a long time since I've used a Burt's Bees lip product. I used to be obsessed with their lip balms but after a while, I found the minty wax irritating on my lips. The colour on this is great though. It's a pretty cherry red with the classic minty scent.

Dove Softening Crème Body Wash
I really enjoy Dove's soaps and body washes. They make my skin feel so soft without leaving any residue. I'm excited to try this particular one. It is supposed to visibly soften your skin in just one week!

Alessandro International Pedix Feet
This is a foot rescue balm that is supposed to protect and nourish your skin. It has shea butter allantoin, and tea-tree oil. There's still a few more weeks of summer left, so why not take advantage of sandal season with this lotion?

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution
I have always loved the original Frizz-Ease serum, but sometimes I found it too heavy on my hair. I think this product is the solution I've been looking for. It's the same de-frizzing magic but in a lightweight formula. Love.

Zoya Shelby
Zoya polishes are lovely. They apply beautifully, often opaque in one coat. This colour is gorgeous. Surprisingly, I don't own this shade of Barbie pink. This is part of Zoya's Beach & Surf collection, so it's made for summer! ;)

Overall, I enjoyed this month's box, which included three full-sizes. And even though most of the products are from drugstore brands, I'm quite happy with them.

Did you receive a Glossybox this month? x

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Blogging Every Day in August

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Hi lovelies,

I have been a fair-weather blogger lately, but I'm going to try to rectify that by blogging every day for the month of August :).

I've done something like this in the past and it was a lot of fun. It is definitely a challenge but I think I need something like this to get me back into blogging full swing.

So, here's to thirty-one new posts! Well, more like thirty... this post is kind of cheating.

Will a couple quick snaps of some recent purchases save this post? :)

If you have any post ideas, please let me know in the comments. I may need all the suggestions I can get.

I hope you're having a fabulous day and I will see you tomorrow with something more substantial! x