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Eye Brightener: bareMinerals Stroke of Light

1 Jan

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I’ve been going to bed later than usual and straying from a healthy diet in a big way, so I definitely need a little makeup TLC.

I have a feeling that this bareMinerals product I picked up at the end of year will be getting a lot of use in the next few weeks.

Stroke of Light is an eye brightener that diffuses dark shadows and reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark circles over time (sounds good to me!).

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Beauty Highlights of the Year

26 Dec

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Another blogging year has flown by and it has been a blast, as usual!

Top Beauty Finds

This past year, it seemed like makeup products weren’t for the faint of heart. Whether it was highlighter or lipstick, the colors were all about getting everybody’s attention.

I did my best to go big, bold, and glowy but I’m hoping for a bit of a break next year. What about you?

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Sephora VIB Shopping Find: DIORSHOW Iconic Gift Set

20 Dec
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While doing my Sephora VIB rewards shopping, I found a Dior kit that I couldn’t resist (the last one!).

The DIORSHOW Iconic Gift Set includes these Dior favorites:

  • Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
  • Dior Mini Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

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Holiday Makeup Tradition: Dior Total Glow Nude Palette

6 Dec

Total Matte Glow Nude Palette for Eyes & Brows (Limited Edition)

Every winter holiday season, Dior drops a collection of runway inspired makeup palettes. These limited edition palettes provide the perfect opportunity to try out a selection of Dior makeup in a typically chic case!

As a gift, you would definitely make someone’s day by picking up one of these palettes (hint, hint). However, if you’re going to treat yourself this holiday season, Dior makeup is always right on target.

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Holiday Gifts for Skincare Lovers: Fresh Beauty and Burt’s Bees

24 Nov

Skincare Gifts

Hi beauties!

If you have a skincare lover on your holiday gift list this year, your hunt for the perfect gift is going to be pretty easy.

Look no further than two beauty brands who regularly come up with innovative skincare creations using natural ingredients:

  • Fresh Beauty
  • Burt’s Bees

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Traditions

Black Tea Age-Delay is my favorite Fresh Beauty collection. It features anti-aging black tea extract, which inhibits damaging free radicals and helps to improve skin elasticity.

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What I’m Loving Lately: Fall Favorites

13 Nov

Fall Favorites

Hello beauties!

It’s the middle of November, and we’re well into the fall (and endless rain ☔️ in Vancouver).

Here are some of my favorites for this fall . . . and probably the winter ahead.

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

This plumping lip gloss from Dior was a splurge, but well worth it!

Besides the swish packaging, it’s a hydrating lip gloss that looks great alone or on top of your favorite lip color.

The brush applicator helps to deposit just the right dose, too. Check out more details here.

Clarins Boosters

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Lid and Lash Boost: Buxom Luxe Lids & Lashes

10 Nov

Buxom Luxe Lids & Lashes

Since I’m a big fan of Buxom Lash Mascara, I had to pick up this luxe mini duo.

Along with Buxom’s bestselling mascara, the Luxe Lids & Lashes kit includes an eye shadow in a pinky-beige shade called Champagne Buzz that adds a touch of pearlescent shimmer (great for the holidays!).

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New Natural Makeup Line: Maison Jacynthe

7 Nov

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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

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