It’s that time of year, beauty junkies rejoice! From body sets to lipstick, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite holiday makeup, and bath and body products for the season.
Tarte Ready Set Glow Travel Skincare Kit
This gift is perfect for on the go skincare lovers! Here’s what’s included in this great skin care kit:
Frxxxtion Stick 3 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser
The quick fix formula includes sea algae, and absorbs oils and other toxins while exfoliating the skin.
Marine Boosting Mist
This magic mist is a primer, setting spray and hydrating mist all in one! Use to restore hydration and last makeup for up to 12 hours!
Lip Facial Lip Scrub
Perfect for preventing chapped lips in cold weather with a blend of algae and marine flower extracts. Also sugar and our favourite shea butter. Wear on it’s own, or before lipstick
Drink of H2O
This gel moisturizer is great for those cold winter mornings and nights. For optimum results apply to face and neck at morning and night to improve dehydrated skin.
Retails for $28.00 on Amazon.com (more…)
Urban Decay’s first Ontario store opened this month in Square One Mall Mississauga, just in time for your favorite makeup junkie’s Christmas stocking. The makeup super brand was previously only available at Sephora, can now be purchased in the brand new store. The shop will also sell Urban Decay exclusives, products that will only found there. One of those products is the limited edition shade NAKED nail colour, with a 400 strand brush for optimum colour.
The store has some amazing specs, including 8 makeup stations, and an incredible 76-inch custom nickel chandelier. And if you were wondering about your favorite makeup brand’s stance on animal testing, the massive dog statute is a symbol of the brand’s cruelty free promise (and also co-founder Wende’s lab Marley!).
Urban Decay doesn’t just want you to come by, they want you to hang out, and even take a few selfies of your makeup look in their interactive mirror.
Make sure you stop by Urban Decay to get all your holiday makeup needs!
NARS has come out with some new products for lips, cheeks and eyes for Fall 2016, such as Contour Blushes, Velvet Eyeliner, and Mono Eyeshadows. Here are my favourites!
NARS Contour Blushes
Have you been searching for that perfect colour contour for your skin? Search no longer! NARS has come to the rescue for a variety of Contour Blushes for just about every skin tone. The darker shade is meant for bringing out cheekbones for a more chiseled look, while the lighter tone is for those areas of your face that look best illuminated such as the bridge of your nose. The shades are matte, and highly pigmented so a little goes a long way! My favourite is Talia, which is a combination of a dark brown and a pinkish beige perfect for my skintone.
Retails for $54.00 at Sephora
Darklight Velvet Eyeliner
Forget about Racoon eyes, NARS has got you covered with their new Darklight Velvet Eyeliner! The liner comes in 9 pigmented, build-able shades so you can easily do a touchup after work. The creamy formula allows for easy application, and can easily be blended for a smokey nighttime look. My favourite shade is Black Moon.
Retails for: $29.00 at Sephora
The holidays are actually just around the corner! It’s time to start breaking out glittery eyeshadows, deep lipsticks and festive manicures. Here are my favourites from ACI.
If you want huge oversized lashes give Cargo Boundless Mascara ($20) a try! The oversized brush has 3 different textures so you can get maximum intensity. The soft bristle coats lashes with just enough product, the firm bristles gives increased volume, and spiked bristles gives defined curls and separation. I use all three for a dramatic holiday look.
With cold weather and snow comes watery eyes and runny mascara. Some waterproof formulas are not the best in lengthening and fanning out my lashes. Fusion Beauty has changed my opinion of waterproof mascara with their Xtension ($28) dramatically lengthening fibre mascara. With micro fibers and nourishing ingredients, it promises no smudges or clumps which has been great in cold weather! (more…)
Brill Communications held their annual Holiday 2016 and Spring Preview 2017 at the One King West Hotel. There was a variety of holiday treats, and items to look forward to for the new year. Here are some of my favorite.
ECCO COOL 2.0
Ecco has come out with a new innovate shoe that’s not practical but stylish as well. Ecco Cool 2.0 is a perfect shoe for those rainy days when you don’t want to pull out the rain boots, and still want to wear stylish sneakers with a button up blouse. The sneaker comes in black, pink, and white for women. The shoe is cool and breathable for all day wear, and although there are many holes in the design, the shoe is 100%waterproof. Available Spring Summer 2017
Conair has lots of new sparkly (literally) things in store for perfect holiday gifts! My favorite is the diamond infused hot paddle brush. This large brush is great for those with thicker hair which can take forever to straighten. With this paddle brush not only are you straightening your hair, but you are brushing it as well which is definitely a time saver. Some cool features of the brush are the diamond ceramic technology, as well as the silicone bristles for added shine. The brush can go up to 400 degrees, as well as heat up in 30 seconds. (Brush pictured on the left).
Retails for: 89.99 CAN
Fashionable and affordable brand express will get you holiday ready with their variety of sparkles, velvet, and suede clothes. My personal favorite are the sparkly jumpsuits and velvet booties which are popular with several New York editors.
The holidays can come with a lot of traveling, and with traveling comes lost luggage which can definitely put a damper on any holiday. Rimowa luggage brand just made your trip easier with a new digital check in for your luggage with the Rimowa electronic tag. Simply use your smart phone to check in and avoid lines. The addition can be found in select Rimowa models, and the feature is currently in the works for North American airlines.
Extreme coverage brand Dermablend Professional has finally launched in Canada! The #1 brand recommended by dermatologists is best known for having amazing coverage for any skin, but especially sensitive skin, due to its allergy tested ,fragrance free formula.
I was super excited to finally try the holy grail of foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation ($46.00) the foundation I have heard so many rave reviews about. Since it was my first time trying, I thought I should also try their new Double Wear Concealer for the ultimate Estee Lauder look. (more…)