Category: Cosmetics

Essie Sleek Sticks

I have never gotten as many compliments on my nails as I did the day that I rocked the “oh my gold” sleek sticks. Essie’s new nail stickers are available in an array of fun patterns. I generally suck at putting nail stickers on my nails, but these make it worth the fight. They aren’t hard to put on at all, and some are translucent. If you have wide nail beds, you can cut up the extra stickers to fill in the gaps.

 

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I wore the above nail stickers and it was like magic. On my infamously silent commute, a lady asked me how I did that to my nails. She loved them and couldn’t stop staring. Friends would stop mid speech upon noticing my nails and enthusiastically asked me how I did them. Many didn’t believe it was a sticker. This too could happen to you with the awesome Sleek Sticks by Essie! Check out the styles below. I’m giving away sneek-e and croc n’chic.  Enter to win below!

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MAC Archie’s Girls Collection

Ahh! The MAC Archie Comic collection is finally here! As a kid I eagerly ready the Betty & Veronica double digest. I love that the duo (trio?) now have their own collection. The Archie’s Girls collection hits stores on Feb. 7th.

This special collection comes in two contrasting colour collections. Peaches and cream Betty has pink tones and pearly colours. Dynamic Veronica features dark reds and purples. The collection features eye shadow, lipgloss, lip stick, eye liner, nail polish and more. Each item is in exclusively designed packaging featuring the girls.

These items look amazing in person. I got to try out a couple and love the Ronnie Red lipstick.

They also have an awesome collection of accessories. I want the heart shaped mirror!

The collection launches today, go check it out! If you spend over $75 you get a cute button from the collection.

Maybelline’s Color Whisper

Maybelline has some glossy new shades that go on sheer. During Fashion Week at Rachel Sin, this is what the models wore down the runway! I was excited to give it a try. This lipstick goes on like a gloss. Maybelline used a gel based formula for a lighter feel and translucent look.

I tried Who Wore It Red-er. It went on smooth and glossy, which was great. This colour is a soft strawberry pink tone, and wasn’t as red as I expected. The colour lasted long and I can see it being a great shade for spring! With 20 shades to choose from, it’s easy to find your perfect match. Check them out!

OPI Skyfall Review & Giveaway

The new OPI Skyfall holiday collection has some gorgeous colours! This set celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Bond 007 and the movie release of Skyfall starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. The  Skyfall Collection features 12 dangerously dazzling new shades for the holidays. I love them! The photos don’t do them justice!

My absolute favourite shade is “The World is Not Enough” It’s a bit hard to see, but it’s a shimmery, glittery purple gray.

 

A close second would be this bright, shimmery red that is perfect for the holidays. The Spy Who Loved Me is “a red as romantic as the secret agent inside you.”

Check out the entire collection below!

 

OPI has generously provided me with a mini collection to give away to one lucky reader! The contest ends on Friday. November 9th. To enter, you have to Like us on my (brand new) Facebook page! Good luck!

 
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Backstage at The Collections with MAC & Aveda

I was invited to go backstage with MAC Cosmetics and Aveda during the Collections! Wow, is it ever busy back there. I spent some time watching a M∙A∙C makeup artist get a model ready for the Label  show and explain the vision for the show. The model was prepped to have glowing, natural “California girl” skin. This was achieved by using MAC Care Blends Essential Oils and MAC Taupe Shape Powder Blush.


My favourite part of the look was the bright pop of colour that was added at the end. Each model got a bright, almost neon orange on the lips or eyes.

Aveda was backstage styling hair. The styles that they were creating were sleek rope braids.

Tips Nail Bar were also on hand to give the girls stick on half glitter manicures. They looked great!

Going backstage was lots of fun, thanks MAC & Aveda!  I’ll be going backstage during Fashion week too.Can’t wait!

Get Nailed!


Nail polish is one of my favourite things right now. Nothing screams summer like brightly polished nails!
A great new line of polishes has launched in Toronto. Get Nailed is a saucy new line of colours from the lady behind The Ten Spot, Kristen Wood. I tried out some of their products!

Get Nailed lacquer come in a host of yummy, fashionable shades. I particularly liked “Yep, that’s impressive,” (Tiffany Blue) and “Got an Extra Toothbrush?” As you can see, they probably have the most hilarious names that you’ll ever see adorning the bottom of a polish.
With names like, “Your place…or my car?”, “You want me to what!?” and the slightly disturbing, “Shh, you’ll wake my dad!”, these names are one of a kind and just a little bit dirty. You can submit your own polish names, and it might be chosen! Get Nailed isn’t just about naughty names and funky colours. They are proudly big four free. The polishes do not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) OR camphor, which is great.

The nail polish went on smooth and dried fast. One of the things I liked most about this polish is that it came off easily with nail polish remover. I hate it when it’s hard to remove. The Get Nailed line includes a quick dry top coat and a base coat.


My favourite part of the Get Nailed line are the Microbeads! I’ve been dying to try these. The microbeads come in a variety of colours. My favourite is the black! You can buy a single pot of the beads for $6.00, or you can get a set for $20. The set includes super easy to follow instructions, a polish with matching microbeads, an orange wood stick and a mini nail file. I tried out “Love me a Silver Fox,” and it was so much fun to use.

After painting my nail, I tipped a small amount of beads onto the polish. I carefully pressed them into my nail with the orange wood stick and sealed the beads by running a clear coat of polish over the edge of my nail. The effect was funky and fun! The beads didn’t last that long for me, but I am particularly hard on my nails. I can’t wait to try to black! I love that these microbeads are more affordable than Caviar, and from Toronto!

If you are looking to try some new polishes with awesome shades, please give Get Nailed a try!

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