Category: Beauty

Becoming Loveswept by philosophy

To celebrate philosophy’s newest launch, becoming loveswept, they’ve launched a cute 6 part mini series about love! Each episode profles different couples. Every Monday until March 24th, a new episode of heart-warming stories of love will be posted to their Facebook page.

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Wanna try it out? Sephora is offering you the opportunity to experience the new loveswept fragrance with a complimentary deluxe sized sample of this soft floral fragrance! Visit your local Sephora. (one per customer while quantities last; not available in québec).

Winter Skin with Kiehl’s

 

1-kiehlsWinter is brutal on my skin. I’m sure it’s brutal on yours too. That’s why I knew I had to change up my skin routine for the winter. My biggest problem is dry skin…so I turned to the experts!

Kiehl’s has great products for all skin types, but especially for those looking for some extra moisture.

Daily Use

Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration ($32 for a 50mL Jar)

This 24-hour, intense hydrating cream is uniquely formulated to seal in moisture for dry skin types. Works to relieve tightness and discomfort by ensuring dry skin’s hydration levels are replenished. This surprisingly light-textured, yet intensely hydrating cream effectively retains moisture while helping shield dry skin from moisture depletion.
I use this in the morning to combat dry skin. It’s a cross between a gel and a lotion, and gives you nice light coverage. It doesn’t feel heavy and has a light scent. Provides lots of moisture!

Once a Week

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque ($36 for a 125mL Jar)

In just one application this ultra-hydrating masque, formulated with Ophiopogon Japonicus, also known as Fountain Plant, fills skin’s ’’hydration reservoir” to help reduce moisture depletion. Combined with skin-protecting Glacial Proteins and moisture-retaining Desert Plants, our formula leaves skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple. Silicone-Free. Paraben-Free. Fragrance-Free. Colorant-Free.
 If you can get your hands on this little jar of miracles, run, don’t walk, to the cashier. This guy has been sold out frequently the last couple of months. It’s like a thick gel that I put on before I go to bed. Let it stay on your skin for 10 minutes and then gently wipe off excess. Go to bed…and wake up with super hydrated skin! It’s my favourite of the products that I tried.

 

As Needed

1-IMG_0412Cream de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter ($45 for a 235mL Jar)

This luxuriously scented cream is light on skin yet rich in 24-hour hydration. This formula is quickly absorbed to deliver deep moisturization with an addictive scent.

 This is almost just like butter. It has a cheerful bright yellow colour but it’s more like the consistency of buttercream. Also, it smells amazing. It’s ultra thick formula provides tons of moisture.

This is how I’ve been taking care of my skin this winter. What’s your skin routine?

Taking Care of your Nails

I’m guilty of mistreating my nails. I constantly put on polish without a base coat, I let dark polish stain my nails and I neglect my cuticles.

This year I’m hoping to change all that by really taking care of my nails.
sallybasecoatSally Hansen Nail Rehab: Intense care for severely damaged nails.

Nail Rehab includes Jasmine & Rose extracts in its formula, and helps to protect nails from tearing, breaking and everyday wear and tear. It goes on a sheer pink. It has a short, stubby brush and dries quickly. You can wear it as a base coat or on it’s own.

1-Feburary 20142Cuticle Rehab : This cuticle oil is packaged in a cool little tube with a brush for application. It’s just like lip gloss- but for your cuticles. This oil helps to restore moisture to your cuticles and it’s formulated with Jasmine, Rose extracts and Vitamin E.

1-IMG_0483Triple Shine Topcoat does exactly what is say. It delivers lots of shine. I love it’s thick formula and it’s extra wide brush. It’s an acrylic topcoat that dries pretty quickly and leaves nails shiny for days.

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So shiny!

Sally Hansen products are available at a drugstore near you!

 

Sneak Peek of the Sonia Kashuk Spring 2014 Collection

IMG_0140Here’s a peek of the upcoming Spring Sonia Kashuk Collection that will be available at Target.
Liquid Line Precision Marker ($8.99) – The drama of a cat eye is made simple with this liquid liner in an easy-to-apply marker format. The specially designed applicator tip offers the ultimate in precision and control to flawlessly frame the eye with intense carbon black or mahogany color. The fluid formula applies smoothly and contains a high percentage of water for extra-long wear. Available in Black and Black/Brown.
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L’Oreal Gold Dust Collection

IMG_6117New for 2014, L’Oreal has introduced their unbelievably shimmery Gold Dust polishes. These textured polishes provide excellent coverage and sparkle with just one coat!

These polishes have a micro shimmer base with larger sparkles more on the surface.nails3

This is glittery blue is Too Dimensional? with only one coat. See how great the coverage is?

IMG_6292Rough Around the Edges is a toned down (for this collection) almost matte black is a sexy monochrome.

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IMG_6330Diamond in the Rough

 These polishes hit shelves for Spring 2014! What do you think?

San Francisco by OPI Review

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San Francisco by OPI brings street chic style with West Coast flair to nails and toes for Fall/Winter 2013. This new collection features a palette ranging from sky and sea-colored hues of blues and gray to reds, burgundies and browns inspired by some of the city’s most iconic elements – Chinatown, the Golden Gate bridge and the Embarcadero.

I was able to review some of the collection! All images are shown with two coats.

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Embarca-Dare Ya!

Embarca-Dare Ya! is a creamy magenta.

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Haven’t the Foggiest

Haven’t the Foggiest is a gorgeous metallic silver.

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A-Piers to Be Tan

A-Piers to Be Tan is a brown creme finish. I’m not that fond of brown polish, but that’s okay because this next one is….

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In the Cable Car-Pool Lane

In the Cable Car-Pool Lane is a rich burgundy, and one of my favourites in this collection.

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I Knead Sour-Dough

I Knead Sour-Dough is a pearly brown.

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Incognito in Sausalito

Incognito in Sausalito is an incredibly deep blue that is almost black.

What do you think of the collection? In addition to the above shades, there are also three new Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers in earthy hues of taupe, blue and gray: It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! and Alcatraz…Rocks. Liquid Sand lacquers dry to a textured, matte finish, infused with reflective sparkle.

Take a look at the full collection below, but hurry! This collection is almost ready to leave stores.

image001View this collection and more at www.opi.com

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