Maybelline- Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Review

Amazing drugstore product alert!!  This highlighter is to-die-for.  One of the most fun things to post about in the beauty community are products that give high-end results but are actually from drugstore brands and have the drugstore price point.  The Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold does exactly this!

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Guerlain- Météorites Baby Glow Touch Review

Strobing alert!  I am looooving the Guerlain Météorites Baby Glow Touch in shade Golden Glow.  I was very fortunate to receive this product at Dave Lackie’s Guerlain dinner last month, and I have been reaching for it every single time I do my makeup since receiving it!  Thanks so much to Dave Lackie and Guerlain for this product.  If you haven’t seen my recap of the event, you can click here to read it.

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Guerlain- VIP Dave Lackie Dinner Event

Happy Saturday beauties!  So excited to be bringing you this recap of the Dave Lackie VIP Dinner for Guerlain #GuerlainLover I got to attend last week.  First of all I am still in shock I got to attend this event for one of the most iconic brands, I am seriously still in the “someone pinch me” state!  The venue was absolutely GORGEOUS, I have been to the Arcadian Court before, but this time it was absolutely magical.  Dave, his team and Guerlain really did an amazing job and this venue was beautifully decorated.  Upon arrival I could see the Guerlain products on display and the ambiance of the room was so mesmerizing I fell in love instantly.

Venue

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MAMO Botanics- Oro De Cacay Facial Oil Review

With the change in season fast approaching I know I want to keep that summer glow and have lovely hydrated skin.  When the weather gets colder, a lot of us dread the dull/dry skin days ahead.  But what if I told you keeping your summer glow can be quite easy this year?  I’ve recently discovered Oro De Cacay facial oil by MAMO Botanics and I am loving the results!  I want to thank MAMO Botanics for sending me this product as it is truly great.

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Esqido Lashes- Mink Falsies Review

FALSIES HOLY GRAIL ALERT! I am in absolute LOVE with these Esqido lashes.  I’m so excited to be writing this review and having the opportunity to tell you all about them.  Especially for my fellow hooded eye beauties, you need these in your life.  To start off I’d like to thank Esqido for collaborating with me and sending me a pair of their gorgeous lashes for review.

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Jason Wu- Fragrance for her VIP Dave Lackie Dinner Event

I am beyond thrilled that I get to write a recap of Dave Lackie’s VIP dinner for Jason Wu and the launch of his first fragrance for her.  I was so lucky to get invited to attend at Canoe Restaurant et Bar in Toronto this past Monday and I am still in the “Someone pinch me” state.  I was in awe with the spectacular view as we were on the 54th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre.  Upon arriving I could see the CN Tower directly in view from the window where I was standing, and there were gorgeous displays of flowers and Jason Wu’s fragrance bottles surrounding them.  The packaging for this fragrance is beyond beautiful.  A gorgeous thick glass with a gold circular top and the fragrance itself is a light pink almost rose gold colour- I fell in love instantly.

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What’s Up Nails- Canada Day Vinyls Review

Canada Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a special offer for my first 10 readers of this post! Nail Polish Canada has sent me Canada Day nail vinyls by What’s Up Nails, and they are a really great way to dress up your festive look!

They are so easy to use:

Short version of the instructions for application is you apply a topcoat or coloured polish to your nails and let this dry.  Peel off the nail vinyl from the plastic back and apply it to your nail.  Then apply a thin layer of polish over top of this to seal it in.  If you used the entire stencil and not just the leaf vinyl, then you peel back from the edges to remove it while the polish is still wet.  What I like about these vinyls is you have the option to do two things, either use the leaf vinyl as an accent, or the entire stencil and you can colour it in with whatever colour polish you choose.

Nail Polish Canada has been so generous and has offered to give out 10 of these What’s Up Nails Canada Day vinyl sets to 10 of my readers!  If you are one of the first 10 readers of my post you can use the code “T73KS41Q6LO” on their website to get a FREE set!! Just click here.  If were one of the 10 to receive the vinyls let me know in a comment below or email me under my Contact page 🙂

What nail designs will you create for Canada Day??

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Conair- Infiniti PRO Hair Dryer and Relfections LED Mirror Review

I am SO excited to share this post with you all!  Conair sent me a hair dryer and mirror and I am absolutely so in love with both products.  Thanks so much to Conair for sending these and the team at Brill Communications.  I’m going to jump right in to the review because I just can’t wait!

The two products I will review today are:

Infiniti PRO Hair Dryer

Reflections LED Mirror

Reviews:

Infiniti PRO Hair Dryer:

WOW! I was blown away (no pun intended 😉 ) by how well this works!! The Infiniti PRO is my favourite hair dryer by far.  I am absolutely so impressed with how well it performs.  This hair dryer has dual voltage, so it is your best-friend when travelling.  My favourite feature is the AC motor because it dries hair faster than a regular hair dryer that has a DC motor.  My hair is dried in half the amount of time it usually takes me compared to when I use my other hair dryer from another brand.  I have fine hair and a lot of the time drying/styling it can be a pain.  Especially when I am getting due for a haircut, however, the Infiniti PRO has ionic technology, so it tames frizz and makes your hair look quite shiny.  I found this to be extra noticeable when I got closer to needing a haircut because my ends weren’t super frizzy after drying my hair.

The Infiniti PRO comes with two attachments, a diffuser to enhance curles and waves, and a concentrator for pinpoint styling.

There are 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, and a cold shot button to help you lock in the style you create.

I have been using this hair dryer for a month now and I am hooked.  I am so happy with the results, and I love how the dryer is quite small yet it gives big results.  It is smaller in size than the average hair dryer (so easy to pack when travelling),  AND it performs better than other hair dryers I have tried, so it’s a win-win!  Plus the colour of it is purple and that’s always a plus in my books.  You can purchase the Infiniti PRO for C$59.99.

Reflections LED Mirror:

I am loving this mirror! I have been wanting to try a mirror with an LED light, but I wasn’t really sold on the fact that it would really be all that much different than my handheld mirror.  However, since receiving this Conair Reflections LED mirror, I can’t go back to a mirror without the LED light.  This mirror is great because it has two sides, one regular magnification at 1x and the other side at 7x.  The LED light technology is also energy saving, consuming 70% less energy than with a regular bulb.  It has two settings for the intensity of the light as well, so you can have it on low or high, or you can choose to use it with the light turned off as well.

Here is a photo of the mirror without the light turned on:

Here is a photo with the LED light on the higher setting:

This mirror is great for doing your makeup, and anything eyebrows and skin related as it really gives you a close look and shows every pore (although that might be something we don’t want to see hehe).  I love to wear eyeshadow and when I use this mirror it really gives me a close look at where I need to blend, and the LED light helps me to create a look that is flattering in the natural light for a daytime look as well as an evening look.   Another plus is that the mirror doesn’t get all foggy if you leave it out in the bathroom.  I moved recently, but before I moved the exhaust fan in the bathroom didn’t work the best so the mirror on the wall would always get foggy when you took a shower.  Yet I was surprised to see the Conair mirror would not get foggy, this is because it has fog-free and anti-glare viewing!  I also love the oval shape of this mirror and the polished chrome finish, it makes for a beautiful piece to leave out on your vanity.  I have this set up on my bathroom countertop and it really adds to the decor.  It’s really great to have a product that looks really nice aesthetically so you can leave it out as part of your decor and also reach for it easily when you want to use it.   You can purchase the Reflections LED mirror for C$49.99.

I highly recommend both of these products, you will not be disappointed!!  Conair has always been a brand that I have used and trusted, and I truly am so impressed with both of these products, i’m in love!

Have you tried either of these?  What’s your favourite Conair product?

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Cougar Beauty- Magic Fiber Lash Extender Kit Review

Today I am working with Cougar Beauty, have you heard of them?  If you haven’t I highly suggest you check out their products.  Today’s review is on a fibre lash mascara.  Cougar is a brand from the UK and all products are manufactured there.  They pride themselves in offering their customers new, edgy and of high quality products.  They also only use cruelty free formulas, so there is no testing done on animals (thumbs up!).  Their packaging and marketing supplies are made from recycled materials (thumbs up again!).  They also source all ingredients locally, so all transportation is cut out, which in turn benefits our planet.  Way to go Cougar!  I’d like to thank Cougar and the Rosdon Group for sending me this product.

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If you know me, you know i’ve tried basically every single mascara from drugstore to high-end.  Mascara is one of my favourite products, and I am always looking to try new ones and new formulas/techniques.  Cougar sent me their Magic Fiber Lash Extender Kit, and it is quite different than anything I have tried before.  I have tried some mascaras which have the fibres already in the product, but this one you apply separately.

The kit comes with two items, the mascara and the fibres.  The packaging states it will increase the thickness and volume of your lashes while still keeping them looking natural.  Here is a closer look at the products and how to use them:

Mascara:

Fibres:

Application instructions:

Step 1: Apply the mascara to clean lashes (they suggest doing one eye at a time).  You apply this from the base of the lashes to the tips, and ensure every lash has been coated, as you would with a regular mascara.

Step 2: Apply the fibre extender immediately after the mascara to just the tips of your lashes.  You have to make sure you do this right away while the mascara you first applied is still wet.

Step 3: Apply a second coat of the mascara from step 1 in order to seal the fibres.

I was really happy with the final result!  I could really see how my lashes were significantly longer, and a few people I saw the first day I had tried it commented on how long my eyelashes looked.  The only thing I found I didn’t get was a ton of volume, the product for sure gives you a lot of length, but in my experience I had to build up the product to get a bit more volume.  Or a tip I have is to just apply a coat of a volumizing mascara overtop once it has dried.  So I would say in terms of mascara effect it is a lot more lengthening than it is volumizing.

Another thing I loved is how I had this on all day (8 hours +) and it did not flake off, leave dark marks around my eyes or smudge whatsoever.  The formula is really great and it gives you long lashes for all day wear with no re-application necessary.  The consistency of the formula isn’t super thick, so it makes application on the lashes so easy, no clumping and no mess.  You can also use a lash comb to separate your lashes to achieve a more “fanned-out” look.  In terms of removal this is a winner.  Sometimes mascara can be so stubborn to get off completely, and this is also a “water resistant” formula so not fully waterproof, but still resistant.  Yet I was so impressed with how it came off SO easily.  I used my daily cleanser and warm water and it came right off no problem, without leaving a mess behind.

Have you tried a fibre mascara kit before?  I highly recommend giving Cougar products a try!  The formula is great and the company values and philosophies are inspiring and so refreshing to see!  This also works great as an alternative to eyelash extensions, which are really expensive and time consuming.  I like how you can apply this product and it also washes off contrary to lash extensions.  You can purchase the Magic Fiber Lash Extender Kit on their website here for £19.00.  If you’d like to check out some of their other products which range from beauty, skincare, hair and body care, follow this link! http://www.cougarbeautyproducts.com/

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The Body Shop- Vanilla Eau De Toilette

Today i’m talking vanilla- my favourite scent! Ever since I have been old enough to wear fragrance or moisturizers/body butters with scent, I ALWAYS go for vanilla (okay, or coconut too).  One of the very first stores I would shop for these products at was The Body Shop, and to this day I still use a lot of their products and they are staples in my collection/routine.  One of my all time favourites is the Vanilla Eau De Toilette spray.

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I used to always use the vanilla oil, but unfortunately it was discontinued.  However, this eau de toilette spray is quite good as well.  The vanilla scent is almost identical to the oil they used to make, however, the only downfall is that the eau de toilette doesn’t last as long as the oil did.  Tip: To get this to last a little longer, I apply it right away after I take a shower on my pulse points.

What I love most about this product is how light and fresh it is.  It’s not heavy and it isn’t overly powerful.  I personally don’t like fragrances that are really strong and overbearing on the senses, I prefer more “natural” scents.  It is very sweet and is hands down one of my favourite vanilla scents.  The Vanilla Eau De Toilette retails for C$16.00 in stores, and they also sell a Vanilla Body Spray Mist which you can see here.  I have used other brands vanilla products, but nothing has measured up to my all-time favourite from The Body Shop.  I am also keeping my fingers crossed that they bring back the oil version!

Have you tried any Vanilla products from The Body Shop?