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Nude Velvety Lip Creams: NYX Simply Nude Lip Collection

1 Sep

NYX Simply Nude

News flash! Nude lips are a big makeup trend this fall season. So now couldn’t be a better time to explore a new nude lip collection.

If you’ve never tried a product from NYX Cosmetics, here’s your chance and you won’t be disappointed.

The Simply Nude Lip collection includes six moisturizing lip pencils in every shade of the nude rainbow from pink to deep beige.

The six shades are:

  • Peaches (nude peach)
  • Exposed (reddish brown)
  • Disrobed (pink brown)
  • Fairest (pink beige)
  • Honey (nude beige)
  • Sable (deep brown with pink undertone)

Wear these shades with a smoky eye or a natural look and you’re good to go!

[Image via NYX Cosmetics]

Add a Little Glam to Your Makeup Routine: Rodial Glamstick and Glamolash

10 Jul


Looking to add some glamour to your makeup routine? Here are two products from Rodial Skincare that can help you get there.

Rodial Glamstick
Rodial Glamstick

Rodial Glamstick

With the hot weather finally here, who wants to pack on heavy lipstick and gloss. Rodial’s Glamsticks give your lips color in a nourishing way with a light, lip butter formula enriched with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. The formula also contains hyaluronic filling spheres to inject volume and plump lips for a glam look.

Glamsticks come in a wide range of shades, all of which have a slight scent of coconut. I received a sample of Lust, a beautiful all-season pink shade that I’ll be wearing all summer and right into the fall.

Rodial Glamolash

If you’re looking to add some drama to your lashes but on a lasting basis, Rodial Glamolash has an eyelash lengthening and thickening serum for naturally glam lashes.

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Kelly and Sharon Osbourne Limited Edition MAC Cosmetics Colour Collection

20 May


MAC Cosmetics is launching the first daughter/mother makeup collaboration starring the infamous Osbournes: Kelly and Sharon.

The limited-edition colour collection features a vibrant (what else?) selection of shades for eyes, lips, face and nails.

This two-part collection comes in limited-edition packaging inspired by the duo’s signature red and violet colour palettes. You can find the collections online June 2, 2014 and in stores June 12, 2014 through July 10, 2014.

I’m not sure whether I understand why MAC is collaborating with the Osbournes, but I do like the shades in the Sharon Osbourne collection. So far, my favorites are the Lipglass in Pussywillow and Bijou. I’ll also be checking out the neutral Duchess Quad eye palette (shown in the photo above).

Here’s what you’ll find in each collection.

Kelly Osbourne (Purple)

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All-in-One Lip Hybrid: Dior Addict Fluid Stick

23 Apr


Do you have trouble deciding between a lipstick, gloss and lacquer? Here’s an answer to your lip hybrid dreams: the Dior Addict Fluid Stick.

What’s unique about this lip product? The Dior Addict Fluid Stick has combined the best features of lipstick, gloss, and lacquer into a single lip product:

High-impact color and the long wear of a classic lipstick meets the intense shine of a gloss/lacquer.

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick goes on smoothly in a light formula that still provides highly pigmented color. It contains no wax but is formulated with water instead for maximum lightness.

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Your Spring Makeup Look To Go: Clinique Colour Cravings Set

21 Apr


Having trouble getting your spring makeup look organized? Let Clinique lead the way with the Colour Cravings Set.

This goodie bag has everything you need to put together a healthy and fresh look for spring.

How do you get started?

First, apply Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief to get your skin dewy. Then, add colour to your eyes with the All About Shadow Quad and High Impact Mascara in Black.

Follow that with shiny nail enamel specially formulated for sensitive skin and a swipe of colour with the chubby stick for lips. Tip: for even more drama, add a hint of colour to your cheeks with the new Clinique Cheek Pop Collection.

Here are the must-haves in the Clinique Colour Cravings Set:
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Rose Gold Makeup Trend: How to Wear it

16 Apr

Rose Gold Makeup

Rose gold jewelry has been making a comeback for the last few years. Now, you can find this universally flattering shade is in all types of makeup products.

Here are few easy ways you can incorporate rose gold into your makeup wardrobe.

1. Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss

A touch of gold  in lip gloss is always flattering and Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Rose Gold proves it. The pinky gold shimmer in this non-sticky lip gloss adds just a hint of color.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Longwear Powder Shadow

Benefit Cosmetics Longwear Powder Shadow in Nude Swings is a rose gold shade that you can wear for a natural look or apply as a shadow base. This soft and silky shadow comes in a long-wearing formula that makes it last extra long.
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New Fruity Body Care Line: The Body Shop Raspberry Body Care Collection

9 Apr

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Care Collection

Slip into spring with a luscious new body care collection from The Body Shop. The deeply moisturizing Raspberry Body Care Collection contains berries picked early in the season to preserve their freshness.

There are six indulgent products in the Raspberry Body Care Collection.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub
This exfoliating scrub, which is inspired by the texture of real raspberry jam, will leave skin feeling softer and smoother.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Butter
This rich and creamy body butter has a buttery texture that leaves skin smooth and moisturized.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Eau de Toilette
This light and wearable Eau de Toilette is refreshing scent you can spritz on your neck or pulse points.

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Ultra Shine with Precision: MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

27 Mar

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

MAC Cosmetics is launching their version of a lip crayon and it looks like a winner!

The Patentpolish Lip Pencil combines the colour and shine of a gloss with the precision of a standard lip pencil.

This new hybrid of a lip crayon/pencil also offers a twist-up application that makes it clean and simple to use; no sharpening required!

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Three Hot New Beauty Products for Spring

24 Mar


Here are a couple of hot new beauty products you can find at Sephora to help take care of your hair, skin, and lips this spring.

Bumble and bumble Cityswept Finish

If you’re looking for a “street-style” look, this finishing spray can get you there. The lightweight spray lets you add texture, but you still get a glossy finish.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Boosters

This trio of concentrated formulas has everything your skin needs for optimal health and beauty:

  • The Radiance booster transforms dull skin into brighter skin.
  • The Hydration booster infuses deep moisture for smoother-looking skin.
  • The Purifying booster clears and tightens pores for increased clarity.

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Spring Lip Balm Set: eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

5 Mar

eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

Give your lips a “spring break” and pick up the latest lip balm set from eos: the EOS Spring 2014 Lip Balm.

The limited edition spring 2-pack includes two delicious Smooth Sphere lip balms:

  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Limited Edition Passion Fruit

eos lip balms are 100% natural and USDA-certified organic. They’re also packed with nourishing shea butter, vitamin E, and jojoba oil for soft, smooth lips.

On top of that, they are so super-cute (gets me every time).

In Canada, you can find eos lip balms at Shopper’s Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, London Drugs, Rexall, and Chapters/Indigo stores.

[Image via eos]

Nude Lips for Every Skin Tone: Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

19 Feb

Maybelline Color Sensational® The Buffs In Nude Lust

Getting the right nude shade to match your skin tone isn’t always easy. As a matter of fact, if you’re very pale or have deep skin, it can be downright messy.

If you want to jump on the nude trend, there’s good beauty news. Maybelline’s Color Sensational The Buff Collection covers a wide range of nude shades and is available now at drugstores.

The permanent lipstick edition available in Canada includes eight very wearable colors for all occasions:

*   Bare All (light beige)
*   Truffle Tease (light peach beige)
*   Blushing Beige (light peach)
*   Nude Lust (medium peach); check out popular beauty blogger Maskcara for details on this shade
*   Maple Kiss (copper brown)
*   Stormy Sahara (medium orange)
*   Untainted Spice (dark spice)
*   Espresso Exposed (burgundy)

These nude lipsticks glide on super easy and are surprisingly moisturizing. If you like a creamy finish, you’ll love the texture of this hot lip color collection from Maybelline.

[Image via Maybelline]

The First Lightweight Non-Sticky Lip Gloss: YSL Gloss Volupte

22 Jan

YSL Gloss Volupte

For spring 2014, Yves Saint Laurent is offering a brand new take on lip gloss.

First, the formula for YSL Gloss Volupte is light yet intensely glossy creating extreme shine and radiant color. It also features balm-like moisturization.

Second, the applicator, which comes in an ultra-slim tube, is one-of-a-kind with a hole in the centre of the wand. The innovative applicator is designed to hold just the right amount of gloss to cover your whole mouth whether you have Angelina Jolie lips or lips like the rest of us. The curve and the tip help to distribute the gloss evenly and accurately for maximum coverage.

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Is This Luxurious Lip Balm Worth it: La Mer The Lip Balm

3 Jan

La Mer The Lip Balm

Do you secretly lust after Crème de la Mer, but would never pay the outrageous price of $170.00.

Well, now you can try La Mer The Lip Balm at a more reasonable price ($55 CAD).

Is lip balm at that price ever worth it? Considering the record-busting temps this winter and the fact that your lips are more thin-skinned than any other area of your face, you may want to make sure that your lip balm does the job.

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Last Minute Gifts for Your Favorite Beauty/Style Addict

16 Dec

Last Minute Gifts Recommended by The Blush Stops Here

If you have a beauty or style addict on your gift-giving list, here are a few last minute gifts that should fit the bill.

1. Benir Beauty BV-9 Platinum

For beauty addicts who like to stay on top of the latest anti-aging technology, BV‑Platinum is the latest in skin care innovation with ingredients like Bee Venom and Argireline that actively revitalize skin.

Who needs injectibles when you have a powerhouse anti-aging cream that nourishes, replenishes, and activates skin’s natural fillers? Find out more here.

2. Skinn Hollywood Red Lip Palette

The Hollywood Red Lip Palette from Skinn Cosmetics contains six shades to suit any occasion.

From crimson red to strawberry pink to juicy grape, you can apply one of the shades with collagen-boosting peptides alone or custom blend your own color. Find out more here.

3. Ellie Mae Jewellery

I came across Ellie Mae bracelets through a contest on Jillian Harris’ site:

I love the combination of semi-precious stones that are sourced globally and merged with gold filled, sterling silver, and rose gold metals. Each handmade piece also offers natural healing powers and energy.
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Ultra-Conditioning Lipstick with High Shine: Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

11 Dec

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

As the winter weather carries on, you probably want to switch over to a more hydrating lipstick or lipstick butter. While conditioning lipsticks provide more hydration, they typically are not long-wearing.

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in FushciaKorres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10, which features intense colour and a lot of shine, could change your opinion of conditioning lipsticks. Even though it’s on the sheer side, this moisturising lipstick still offers good coverage with colour that lasts.

The Korres Mango Butter Lipstick collection comes in 12 shades with everything from frosted pink to natural brown to orange red.

I had a chance to try Fuchsia, a cool-toned pink, that delivers just the right pop of colour (this shade could easily be your go-to shade for any party season).

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