New in Beauty – Four Summer Faves

Monday, August 14, 2017 2 0

The Best New Beauty Products

 

I’ve been hard-core beauty obsessed for about the last year. I work in the beauty industry, so I spend a lot of my time talking to beauty lovers. I also get to sample a ton of beauty products, thanks to this blog, so I really have beauty on the brain 24/7.

 

I find that once a friend, influencer or co-worker recommends a product that they absolutely love, I’m much more likely to try that product. I get a lot of questions about which products are my favourites, so I decided to start sharing more of the new (and old!) products that are my number one faves.

 

Today, I’m sharing 4 products/collections, that recently launched this Summer, that I absolutely love. I would highly recommend all of these amazing new products. Here we go!

 

Lancome New Monsieur Big mascara swatch

 

1. LANCÔME MONSIEUR BIG MASCARA

I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest mascara. I have way too many for one person, but I just can’t stop buying them! I was super excited to try this newest mascara from Lancôme, Monsieur Big. The claim is that it’s a high-volume mascara that delivers bold lash volume for up to 24 hours, and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. The mascara added tons of volume to my thin lashes, and kept them separated. It didn’t clump, like a lot of other mascaras, and it lasted almost the entire day without transferring to the skin under my eye. That might not sound impressive, but most other mascaras transfer on me after only a couple of hours since I have very oily eyelids. Overall, I love this mascara, and it’s definitely one I will buy again in the future.

 

Nars Orgasm Blush Swatch

 

2. NARS ORGASM LIQUID BLUSH & LIPSTICK

I’m embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve ever tried the Orgasm blush from NARS. I know, I know, you’re probably asking how I can call my self “beauty-obsessed” when I’ve never tried this cult-favorite. Well, I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t tried it in the past, but I’m so glad I finally picked up this beauty. It’s a gorgeous peachy-pink hue with a golden shimmer, that is universally flattering on all skin-tones, hence why it’s a best-seller. NARS recently launched a liquid version, which is very pigmented yet blendable. It add a soft pink glow to my skin, which looks very natural. Overall, I’m more of a powder blush kind of girl, but if you love liquid blushes, then I think you’ll love this one!

The Orgasm Lipstick is a satin, creamy lipstick in the iconic Orgasm shade that has a rich, radiant color for a polished look. It has a soft shimmer, but it’s not overly frosty. It’s a beautiful shade, especially for summer.

 

Kenzo World new perfume

 

3. KENZO WORLD EAU DE PARFUM

It was love at first sight (and scent) with the newest fragrance from fashion house, Kenzo. I’m a sucker for awesome packaging, and the eye shape of Kenzo World is just so cool! My fingers were crossed that I would love the scent just as much as the packaging, and wow, I absolutely love the smell! It combines peony, jasmine and ambroxan crystals to create a playful, floral scent that lasts for hours on my skin.

 

Bare Minerals Statement matte liquid lip swatches

 

4. BARE MINERALS STATEMENT LIP COLLECTIONS

Bare Minerals recently launched 3 coordinated collections of lippies: Statement Matte Liquid Lip Colours (10 shades); Statement Luxe Shine Lipsticks (10 shades); and Statement Under Over Lip Liners(5 shades). My lips are very dry. When I say very dry, I mean super dry. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that I can’t wear matte lipsticks because they dry out my lips instantly. So you can understand my shock when I tried on the Bare Minerals Statement Matte Liquid Lip and it didn’t immediately suck all the moisture from my lips! It is still very much a matte lip, but I didn’t find it to be nearly as drying as every other matte lip I’ve tried. The colour lasted for hours. It did eventually dry out my lips as well, but right now, this is the only matte lip colour that I can wear. The shade range is really beautiful too.

They also launched a collection of 10 statement-making lipsticks in bold, full-coverage colours and 5 statement-making, creamy and blendable lip liners. I always, I repeat, ALWAYS wear a lip liner with my lip colour. It’s the only way to ensure my lip color doesn’t melt/fade/wipe off immediately. I love the creamy texture of these lip liners, and they are perfect under these creamy, light-weight lipsticks. Overall, these are gorgeous lip collections from Bare Minerals, that I will continue to use regularly.

 

 

This post is NOT sponsored. I received the Bare Minerals, Kenzo perfume and Lancome mascara as press samples, however, I was not required to post. I loved these products so much that I wanted to share them with you all!

Out and About: Tablescapes Spring DIY Workshop with Canadian Tire

Thursday, May 25, 2017 0 1

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

You may have seen on my Instagram last week that I co-hosted a “Tablescapes” Spring DIY Workshop, featuring the CANVAS outdoor dining collection from Canadian Tire. I had sooo much fun that I wanted to share a little recap of the event for those of you who couldn’t attend. My co-host was the talented Tracy Platt, Canadian Tire’s resident style expert. Her and her team designed every piece of the CANVAS indoor and outdoor collection, and I must say, WOW, what an amazing job they did!

 

There are so many pieces in the CANVAS Spring Collection that I wanted, but when I finally narrowed it down, I went for a turquoise tropical theme (see my setting in the photo below). My fave pieces included the CANVAS Aloha Dessert Plates, the CANVAS Marina Dinner Plates, and the CANVAS Serving Board. Such a stunning colour combo, and perfect for Spring/Summer!

 

Outdoor Dining Table Setting Ideas

 

The “Tablescapes” Spring DIY Workshop had a great turnout! Attendees received some Al Fresco Table Setting Tips from Tracy and myself, they worked together to create some fun tablescapes of their own, and got to check out the CANVAS Collection showroom, showcasing all of the indoor and outdoor pieces from the Spring lineup.

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

Workshop attendees getting creative!

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The tablescape that Tracy created.

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire Spring

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

Table Settings created by the workshop attendees.

 

The Canadian Tire CANVAS Collection showroom is pretty spectacular, and has amazing indoor and outdoor home decor around every corner.

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

I had such an amazing time at this event, and am so thankful that I had this opportunity. A huge thank you to Canadian Tire for partnering with me for this workshop and this blog post. My outdoor dining game has definitely been taken up a notch!

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

 

Stories From the Fitting Room Part 2

Monday, October 31, 2016 4 0

Kate Spade Mixed Lace Dress

Nordstrom – Kate Spade lace dress

 

How gorgeous is the Kate Spade lace dress above?!?! I spotted it from afar when I was shopping in the new Nordstrom at Yorkdale, and bee lined it right to the rack. I just need to be invited to an awesome event now, so I can justify purchasing this beauty!!

 

As you may have seen in my last few posts, I’ve partnered with Yorkdale shopping centre to showcase some of the fabulous stores in their new expansion. I spent some time shopping in the new wing, and was blown away by all of the gorgeous Fall pieces I tried on. After going through all of the photos I took in the fitting rooms, I decided to share my top picks from 2 stores: Nordstrom and Oak + Fort, simply because those photos turned out the best. But, I tried on so many beautiful items as stores like Maje, Uniqlo, Mackage, Canada Goose and Reiss.

 

Have any of you been to the gorgeous new expansion at Yorkdale? What is your favourite new store? What pieces are you eyeing for Fall?

 

Nordstrom Joie 'Feyana' Tie Neck Print Silk Peplum Blouse

Nordstrom – Joie blouse

 

Nordstrom Lilac dress

Nordstrom

 

Nordstrom Leith Ottoman Knit Mock Neck Pullover

Nordstrom –  Leith sweater

 

Alice and Olivia dress

Nordstrom – Alice + Olivia dress

 

Oak + Fort Women's Wear

Oak + Fort

 

Oak + Fort Striped PJ Shirt Dress G16

Oak + Fort dress

 

Oak + Fort Grey Sweater Dress with Cut Outs and Pink Pleated Skirt

Oak + Fort dress and skirt

 

Oak + Fort Black Dress

Oak + Fort dress

 

10-oak-and-fort-sweater

Oak + Fort sweater

 

Oak + Fort Striped PJ Dress G23

Oak + Fort dress

 

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