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Multitasking Must-Have: Egyptian Magic Skin Cream

20 Nov

Egyptian Magic

Hi beauties!

If you live in the U.S., you may have already tried Egyptian Magic. For those of us living in Canada 🍁, it’s only recently that this all purpose skin cream has become available north of the border.

I received a sample of Egyptian Magic to review, and was excited to learn what all the buzz was about.

Egyptian Magic Formula

Egyptian Magic is based on an ancient Egyptian formula that Cleopatra used to keep her skin radiant and glowing. The proprietary process blends six of nature’s most powerful moisturizing ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Royal Jelly
  • Bee Pollen
  • Bee Propolis
  • Beeswax

With all of these natural ingredients derived only from living plants and organisms, it’s not surprising that it’s pretty potent when it comes to  moisturizing and nourishing skin.

Maybe this is why it’s one of the most widely endorsed skin creams with positive feedback 👍 from celebs like Madonna, Cameron Diaz, and Gisele Bundchen. Egyptian Magic is also recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons to help with scars, burns, and rashes.

Most Popular Uses

I love multitasking products, and the list of popular ways to use Egyptian Magic is quite impressive (check out even more uses here).

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New Natural Makeup Line: Maison Jacynthe

7 Nov

Maison Jacynthe

Since I’m a makeup junkie, all types of bronzers, shadows, and lipstick catch my eye. When makeup products contain natural and vegan ingredients and are designed in Italy, they deserve a second look.

You may have already checked out other blog posts about the new natural makeup line from the Maison Jacynthe skincare brand. Their PR team, which has done a great job reaching out to the beauty blogging community, was kind enough to send me these samples:

  • Terracota Bronzing Powder
  • Eye Shadow
  • Lipstick

Terraccota Bronzing Powder (01 Mattina)

The bronzing powder sample I received is a refill pan for the Maison Jacynthe reusable cherry wood compact. If you fall in love with a shade, a refill is a great idea 💡.

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Trend Alert: Big Lashes for the Fall

6 Oct

Shiseido Mascara and Eyelash Curler

If you like to stay on top of the latest in makeup, mascara (and plenty of it) is a big trend for this fall.

In fact, dramatic lashes were all over the 2016 fall fashion runways like the show for Jason Wu, where mascara was applied to models for spidery-style lashes.

Not ready for clumpy lashes? You can still get a big lash look with full-definition mascara and an eyelash curler.

Here’s a combination that works for me.

Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition

It’s all about the brush with this mascara. The dual-textured brush grabs every lash (even tiny lashes).

On top of that, the formula creates a lustrous finish so you can’t miss getting big lashes when it comes to volume, separation, and length.

The non-clumping formula lets you apply multiple, smooth coats. It’s also smudge-proof (yay!).

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

This curler is my go-to eyelash curler. It lets me fit and grab all of my lashes right down to the base, and curls them beautifully.

Like most eyelash curlers, Shiseido’s curler comes with a replacement pad. You can also purchase eyelash curler pads separately.

 

 

 

Beauty Classics That Never Go Out of Style

11 Jul

Beauty Classics

Do you ever wonder why some beauty products stick around forever, while others just fade away?

Beauty products become best sellers when they work well whether you’re a celebrity, a hair or makeup professional, or a regular beauty junkie. Beauty products also create a loyal customer base when stocking up on them won’t break the bank.

Here are a few cult favorites I’ve come across.

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hair Spray

This beauty classic is the hairspray of choice for professional stylists for runways and red carpets. It comes in many variations now from Extra Strong to Colour Treated.

When I want to lock in a hairstyle and make it last as I traverse the rainforest of Vancouver🙂, I always turn to Elnett (especially the travel size).

Nivea Creme

One of my sweetest childhood memories of my late mother was watching her carefully remove her makeup with Nivea Creme. This timeless beauty classic goes back even further with fans like Marilyn Monroe, who loved it because of its rich and creamy texture.

What’s interesting now is that Nivea is tapped as a dupe for one of the most expensive luxury creams in the world: Crème de la Mer.

Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter

Benefit’s High Beam Face Highlighter is the first highlighter I ever encountered. Until then, I was familiar with contouring but not using light to accent parts of the face.

IMHO, Benefit’s High Beam highlighter started the whole highlighting craze. Even with all the competition in the HAC market, this satiny pink liquid is still one of my favorites because a little goes a long way.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Is it just me or is using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara a rite of beauty passage? I remember using this mascara (in blue) as a tween and sneaking out of the house so no one would notice🙂.

Now, I use the colorless version to seal my mascara and prevent flakes. For me, it comes in handy when I work on site (I’m a contract technical writer), and I’m unable to check my makeup all day.
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Light and Airy Floral Blend: Prada Candy Florale

13 Jun

PradaCandyFlorale

Are you a fan of Prada Candy? If you love the delicious scent of Prada Candy, you may want to check out another member of the Prada Candy family . . . especially as a summer scent.

Prada Candy Florale contains an uplifting mix of floral notes, soft powdery notes, and the warmth of honey to reflect the scent’s sensual side.

The key notes are limoncello, peonies, musk, benzoin, and caramel.

This floral version of Prada Candy is a scent you may prefer during warmer weather, especially hot, sultry nights🙂.

The flowerlike scent is soft and feminine, but not overly sweet. It’s a light and fresh take on the Prada Candy original scent.

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Holiday Makeup Tradition: Dior Pret-a-Porter Nude Palette

14 Oct

Dior Pret-a-Porter Nude Eye and Lip Palette

Since I started blogging at The Blush Stops Here, I’ve always covered Dior holiday palettes. They are truly amazing!

If you want to impress a fellow makeup junkie or treat yourself this holiday season, give the gift of a Dior holiday palette and you’ll score big points 😉.

This year one of my favorite holiday palettes is the Dior Pret a Pret-a-Porter Nude Palette.

The Pret-a-Porter Nude Palette comes in a chic, black zippered case and contains three eye shadows (light gold, satiny brown, and matte brown) and two lip products: Lip Maximizer in Light Pink and Rouge Dior #766 (Dark Pink). A double-ended (eye shadow and lips) applicator is also included.

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Nude Nail Shades for Summer

11 May

BobbiBrownDesertCollectionNailPolish

I can never get enough of the nude makeup look, but I realized I haven’t covered nude nail shades.

Well, here we go . . . Bobbi Brown is offering two gorgeous shades in the summery Sandy Nudes Collection. This latest collection is inspired by the hues of beaches, and is designed to be layered and blended for easy summer beauty.

The two limited edition shades are glossy and can be worn for a day at the beach, a night out, or just about anywhere:

  • Nude−pale nude pink
  • Naked−light beige

Why do you need to wear nude nail polish in the summer?

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Get Your Spring Glow On: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright

4 May

Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega–Bright Skin Illuminating Moisturizer

After a long, cold winter (and spring), your skin is probably looking a little dull.

You can amp it up with some highlighter or you can recover that lit from within glow with an illuminating moisturizer.

Dr. Andrew Weil, a specialist in holistic health, has teamed up with Origins to create a revolutionary approach to correcting visible discoloration and helping to prevent it from re-appearing.

Mega-Bright skin illuminating moisturizer contains a light-infusing complex called Rosa Roxburghii which can help bring back a clear, bright, and luminous complexion.

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