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YSL Spring 2016 Boho Stones Collection Couture Palette Indie Jaspe

The YSL Beauté Spring 2016 Boho Stones Collection embraces the bohemian spirit and the beauty of precious stones. One of the star pieces in the collection is the Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Indie Jaspe ($64 CAD). This eyeshadow collector palette is a modern and free-spirited take on spring colour. The palette itself is absolutely gorgeous. I find it really refreshing to see such beautiful tones of yellow, green, and gold. It's a colour palette you don't often see if cosmetic packaging. What I find so beautiful about

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New philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Overnight and Re-Energizing Moisture Mask

There are some new additions to the philosophy renewed hope in a jar line that your dry skin will be thanking you for discovering this winter. I love overnight treatments and hydrating masks so when I first heard about these new introductions a few months ago I was very excited. renewed hope in a jar re-energizing moisture mask ($39 CAN/$37 US-120 ml) This mask will instantly soften and hydrate your skin. It features three forms of hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid filling spheres, and prohyal+ extracted from blue

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Formula X #ColorCurators Patrick Starrr February 2016 Collection Review

For 2016 FORMULA X has collaborated with ten powerhouses in beauty, fashion, and wellness to create limited edition, monthly collections of three shades that capture each influencers unique style. This month's Formula X #ColorCurators Collection is with the fabulous vlogger Patrick Starrr. The February 2016 3 piece collection is all about PINK! How can I not fall in love with that? The three shades in the collection are: She Better Werk - soft peony pink. I had trouble with this particular shade. It seemed to want to gum

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Top 10 Ways to Organize Your Makeup

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 Ways to Organize Your Makeup. This is going to be such a fun one! I can't wait to see what everyone is using. Here are my ten favourite ways to organize my beauty collection. 1) MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer ($49.99 US) - This is a relatively new addition to my beauty storage and I am really loving it. The drawers are a bit deeper than the MUJI 5 Drawers so I can fit in things like my MAC Paint Pots that didn't fit in my MUJIs. The top storage unit

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Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Inspired Look

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey and I thought I would do a fun night out look inspired be the holiday. You could wear this to celebrate tonight, or any time you want to feel a little glamorous. Whenever I am getting ready for a special night out I like to prep my skin with a facial mask. What better way to celebrate the Year of the Monkey than with THEFACESHOP Character Face Masks ($9 CAD/set of 3). The set contains three animal face adorned sheet masks containing anti-aging

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New From Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Line

Paula's Choice Skincare has recently made some new additions to the Resist lineup. I adore Paula's Choice skincare because you know it is going to be full of proven skincare actives, packaged in hygienic and airtight packaging, and it's not going to include any extra nonsense or irritants. I can feel confident in all the products in the Paula's Choice line without feeling I need to play detective with the ingredients listings. Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer ($50 US/15ml) - This silky, incredibly lightweight

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Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Rose Garden Eyeshadow Palette Review

If you are shy with colour, and looking for a way to embrace some spring shades on your eyes, then the new Dior quint in Rose Garden may be the eyeshadow palette for you. Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Rose Garden Eyeshadow Palette ($70 CAD) offers a mix of warm spring green and yellow with cool shades of pink and taupe in a beautiful floral texture embossed palette. The shadows in this palette all offer a beautiful glow. They aren't overly shimmery but rather have a refined, subtly iridescent, glow. The texture of the

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NARS Rosecliff Lipstick Review | NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring 2016 Collection

The NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring 2016 Collection includes two lipsticks. Banned Red is a mulled wine shade and NARS Rosecliff Lipstick ($36 CAD), which I will be reviewing today, is a soft rose nude. Rosecliff is a nude brown shade with rose tones. I am really pleased with this shade as normally this sort of colour would pull really warm on me but Rosecliff manages to retain is rose tones on my lips. It is a really beautiful nude. It has a lovely cream finish with a subtle sheen and opaque coverage. I get about 3-4 hours wear out

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Product Spotlight | Eye Serums

Eye Serums are a relatively new category in the skincare world. Whether you choose to layer these under your favorite eye cream, or prefer the lightweight texture of a serum to a cream, and use them solo, these skincare active packed eye serums are sure to step up your skincare game. I love eye serums because during the day I have a hard time finding eye creams that cooperate with my concealer and foundation. I prefer to use only an eye serum in the morning and then in the evening I will use an eye serum layered under my eye

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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review and Swatches | Terre-Neuve, Finland, Alaska

The NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($44 US/$54 CAD) is a revolutionary complexion product for those looking for a soft matte finish but still want a product that feels comfortable and and non-drying on the skin. As someone with dry skin I tend to shy away from any complexion products that promote a matte finish as I find they suck the life out of my skin. The NARS Velvet Skin Tint feels incredibly moisturizing and maintains a comfortable, velvety, dewy finish on the skin all day. It gives a soft matte effect without any of the

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The Stunning Sleek MakeUP Fall 2015 Collection and 24 Karat Gold Collection

I have some products from the Sleek MakeUP Fall 2015 Collection and 24 Karat Gold Collection to share with you today. I am so impressed with Sleek. I can't believe the quality of the products for the price. No wonder this brand is such a cult beauty lover favorite. I must say, I love the "sleek" packaging of the Sleek MakeUP cosmetics line. Matte black, slim lined, and sturdy. The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Enchanted Forest ($11.99 US) is such a great eyeshadow palette for fall and winter. Inspired by a

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MAC Flamingo Park Collection Eye Shadows Review | Just Wing It, Corduroy, Sushi Flower

The MAC Flamingo Park Collection promotes some existing, and new, MAC Eye Shadow singles ($16 US/$19 CAD) along with the MAC Eyeshadow x 9 in Flamingo Park ($40US/$48 CAD). The Flamingo Park shades are: Jest Hello, There - Soft nude beige (Matte) Corduroy *Sushi Flower Just Wing It - Midtone tan pink (Satin) *Bird's Eye View - Hot magenta (Satin) *Flock & Roll - Light pastel pink (Matte) The shades marked with a * are also included in the MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Flamingo Park palette. The limited edition shades

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MAC Flamingo Park Collection Pearl Blossom, What I Fancy, Spring Flock, Long Legged & Fabulous Review

Well my MAC Flamingo Park Collection haul has arrived and I am beyond pleased with my selections. I have already reviewed the MAC Let's Be Friends Blush and Have Your Cake Lipstick if you would like to check out those reviews. I was completely smitten with all the gorgeous shades of pink in this collection and decided on ordering the softer shades. I chose the Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom ($22 US/$26 US). the satin blush What I Fancy, the matte blush Spring Flock ($22 US/$26 CAD), and the Cremesheen lipstick in Long Legged

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Be Ready for Romance with the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

Sponsored I don't know about you, but in the winter I can't be bothered regularly painting my toe nails. Why go through the hassle when no one is going to be seeing my toes? Well, I suppose my husband will be seeing my toes. He may not pay that much attention, but when Valentine's Day comes around I feel even more motivated to make sure I look, and feel, more naturally beautiful. A little reminder of what a great catch he made. ;) "Ohhh these perfectly pretty au naturale hands and feet? Oh I know, they look so lovely naked, I

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My Winter Skin is Saved Thanks to the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie

I feel like a new woman. I recently experienced my very first spa body treatment EVER. Yes I had never indulged in a spa treatment like this before. I have had maybe two facials in my entire life, and that was the extent of my spa forays. Let me tell you. Everyone needs to treat themselves to an experience like I had at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie located at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. When you first get off the elevator at the Miraj Hammam Spa you are greeted with a warm and inviting decor and intoxicating scents. A

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My Guilty Pleasure | Handbags! Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs

It is time for the final instalment of the Beauty Spotlight Team's Guilty Pleasure feature and this week it is my turn! What is my biggest, non-beauty related, guilty pleasure? Handbags! I only recently started building my contemporary designer handbag collection and it didn't take long for me to get addicted. I am finally starting to get a better feel for the style and design of bag I end up finding most useful. My favorite designer is Rebecca Minkoff. I find myself being drawn to her styles more than any other and this has

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Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Lipstick and 24/7 Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

When you think of Gwen Stefani you can't help but think of her striking blonde hair and a bold lip. The collection of Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Collection Lipsticks and Lip Pencils live up to her signature style with a range of 8 statement making shades of UD Gwen Stefani Lipsticks ($18 US/$21 CAD) and 6 shades of UD Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($20 US/$24 CAD). The lipsticks come packaged in plastic tubes with an eye-catching black and gold pattern. The plastic feels very lightweight so I found myself wishing it

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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