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Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip Collection

6 Dec

Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip

Hi beauties!

Now that we’re into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!

One of the best ways to get into the spirit is by gifting a beauty advent calendar (or buying one for yourself).

Hard Candy is offering a few choices in beauty advent calendars this year, including the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip.

This makeup collection includes mini lip shades with long-wearing colours and different finishes to suit all preferences. The colours range from nude and berry shades to attention-grabbing lavender and burgundy.

I don’t way to give it all away, but here are a couple of my favorites from the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip collection:

  • Wet Ever in Selfish (shiny lip lacquer in nude pink)
  • Velvet Mousse in Cherry Blossom (matte lip colour in pinky red)
  • Metallic Mousse in Smoke and Mirrors (metallic matte lip colour in lavender)
  • Fierce Effects in Prowler (moisturizing lipstick in burgundy with a hint of shimmer)
  • Plumping Serum in Nude Beach (lip gloss in dark nude)

At under $10, this collection of lip shades from Hard Candy is the beauty gift that keeps on giving all year-long. 💋

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick

3 Oct

Burt's Bees Lipstick

Hi beauties!

I love lipstick of all kinds, especially ones that lean toward natural ingredients. 💋

So, I was excited to discover a Burt’s Bees Lipstick in a goodie bag I received at a recent Rexall Drugs beauty event in Vancouver.

Burt’s Bees launched this lipstick line last year and it’s been a hit, with beauty recognition like a 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award.

When it comes to a hydrating lipstick, the formula is key. Since this is Burt’s Bees, you won’t find any parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or petrolatum in this lipstick. What you will find is moisturizing moringa and raspberry-seed oils and Vitamin E to help soften and condition lips.

Usually a moisturizing lipstick is sheer, which means it doesn’t last long. This lipstick has more of a matte finish which has more staying power.

The shade I received is a pretty coral pink called Sunset Cruise. If you like this type of lipstick, there’s a versatile range of 14 shades from berry to deep red so there’s something for everyone.

Since Burt’s Bees is an eco-conscious brand, the packaging is made from 60 percent recycled plastic.

The lipstick tube also has a see through honeycomb pattern, which shows the color of the lipstick so there are no surprises. 💕

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

Red Lips to Celebrate Canada Day

29 Jun

Hi beauties!

In Canada, we’re celebrating a big birthday this weekend in recognition of Canada’s confederation 150 years ago.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian bloggers (and Happy Fourth of July to fellow US bloggers).

What’s cool this year is that several beauty brands have introduced special shades to mark the occasion. You’ve got to move fast on these colors, though, as some of them are limited edition.

MAC Proud to be Canadian

Created for matte lipstick lovers, the Proud to be Canadian shade is a true red.

To get you into a True Patriot spirit, it comes with a special-edition red package inspired by the Canadian flag.

Urban Decay Canada Day Vice Lipstick

The No Tell Motel shade in the Vice Lipstick collection is a cherry red shade.

I have a couple of Vice Lipstick shades, and love how smooth and comfortable they are!

Bite Beauty Canada Day Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty, which is a Canadian brand, has created the Flag Red shade (orangey-red) to celebrate Canada Day.

If you haven’t tried Bite Beauty lipsticks, they feature lip quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils for healthy lips.

Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss

Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Cardinal is a deep red shade that you can wear alone for sheer to medium coverage or as a topcoat to add more volume.

This lip gloss is certified vegan and contains plant extracts and peptides for moisturization.

I hope everybody has a great Canada 150! I’ll be busy trying out all the cookies and cupcakes with true north strong and free 🇨🇦 decorations.

[Images via Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, and Arbonne Cosmetics]