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Essence Cosmetics The Gel Nail Polish Manicure

Essence Cosmetics has a new line of The Gel Nail Polish. The system includes ultra long-lasting base and top coats along with a variety of nail polish shades and glitters. Get the beautiful shine of a gel manicure with no lamp required and easy removal. New color crush technology ensures high intensity color impact and coverage. Combine with the gel nail polish base coat and top coat for superior long lasting wear. No DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde. There are 16 shades available. I love these nail polishes so much. Not only are

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Top 10 Beauty Products Under $10

Today the Beauty Blogger Top Ten Team is sharing our picks for Top 10 Beauty Products under $10. There are so many amazing products available out there that are priced under $10 and perform as well as, or even better than, their higher priced competitors. Here are some of my current favourites.

L'Oreal Le Matte Lipstick ($9.99 CAD) - These intensely pigmented twist up lipstick sticks have a liquid velvet complex for a unique soft touch sensation on the lips that never feels dry. Available in 5 shades. Shown

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Essence Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Essence Cosmetics is embracing the Fall/Winter 2015 season with a collection of new products, and existing favorites, in neutral and nude hues. With such a great price point you can buy it all and not feel guilty! There are three new nude shades of Essence Longlasting Lipstick ($3.49 CAD) available for fall. The formula on these is nice and creamy with a lightweight feel. 01 Wearing Only a Smile - Soft pink nude with subtle shimmer. 02 Porcelain Doll - Nude peach cream. 05 Cool Nude - Gorgeous nude plum. My favorite of

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Essence Face of the Day

Today I thought it would be fun to show you a look featuring Essence cosmetics. I warm sunny nude look that is perfect for spring and summer. Products used are: Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 CAD) - I used all shades except for the yellow gold. Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in Cocoa Bean ($3.49 CAD) Essence Silky Touch Blush in Autumn Peach ($3.49 CAD) Essence Lipstick in Barely There! ($3.49 CAD) Essence XXXL Longlasting Lip Gloss in Nude Mood ($2.99 US) Essence

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Top 10 Spring Eyeshadows

10 Beautiful Eyeshadow Shades & Palettes for Spring | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

When it comes to spring colours for eyes I think of pretty soft pastels and fresh bright colours. It's the perfect season to embrace the girly girl within us and really play with colour. Here are some of my favourite Eyeshadow Shades and Palettes for Spring. Some are new Spring 2015 releases, while others have been in my collection a little longer. Lancome My French Palette - Such a stunning palette of pink toned neutrals with a punch of teal colour. Dior 5 Couleurs Kingdom of Colors House of Greens - Lovely palette of

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Top 10 Spring Blush

Top 10 Spring Blushes for 2015 | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

Today the Beauty Blogger Top Ten Team is rounding up Top 10 Spring Blushes for 2015.  When the weather warms up and the birds start chirping I start pulling out peaches, corals, and brighter pinks. I don't know about you but sometimes I just feel off trying to use a coral blush in the winter. It is very much a spring/summer indulgence for me. I have selected my current "go to" favourites for this spring. Some of these are new releases for Spring 2015 and others are long time favourites. In no particular order: Guerlain

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Stocking stuffer ideas

Top 10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

Holiday Stockings were never a huge source of excitement for me. Socks, underwear, with a few  yummy chocolates and candy were certainly appreciated and practical, just never a source of great anticipation growing up. Well times have changed, and especially as adults, our stocking can get pretty darn exciting. Take this opportunity to wow and surprise with compact, yet impressive, gifts. This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas. Mine will of course be beauty related. 1) Sleek and

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Khaki Eyeshadow Collection

My Khaki Eyeshadow Collection with Swatches

Today I am excited to share with you my Khaki Eyeshadow Collection. I was tempted to do bronze, and still will at a later date, but opted instead for one of my favourite fall colours; Khaki. Khaki is described as a dull brownish-yellow but it is much more beautiful than it's description. Shades range from khaki browns, to khaki greens, and even khaki greys. I love the shades because they are a great twist on a neutral, looks great with every eye colour, and you can create such beautiful and interesting smoky eye looks with them.

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30 Dollar Face Look

The $30 Face Makeup Look | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars team has been challenged with creating an entire makeup look with products that total under $30! I can't wait to see the $30 Face Makeup Look that everyone comes up with and what their favourite budget products are. This challenge was really tough for me. Firstly I'm a bit of a luxe lover when it comes to makeup, and secondly, being in Canada $30 doesn't go near as far as it does in the US! This just goes to show you that you don't have to break the bank to get a complete makeup look. I think this would

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Embrace Green for St. Patrick’s Day Without Breaking the Bank with essence cosmetics

essence Mono Eyeshadow in 73 Mint Candy ($2.49 CAD) is the prettiest mint green with "holographic effect" sheen. essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 08 N'Ice Frosting ($2.49 CAD) is a metallic silvery white with hints of green in it's iridescent shimmer. essence Stays No Matter What Eyepencil and Shadow in 06 Green Garden ($2.99) is a nicely pigmented forest green with shimmer that is very budge proof and waterproof. I used this to draw four leaf clovers on my kids cheeks this morning for school and I know they will still be there

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My Makeup Wars Halloween Manicure aka Christa’s Hilarious Attempt at Nail Art

Well I hope clicking on my post won't be a huge disappointment for all you nail art fans but my contribution to the Makeup Wars Halloween Manicure Challenge is fairly sad. My nails happen to be in horrifying condition at the moment. I've been under some stress and have resorted to nail biting again. Given the teeny, tiny surface of my stubby nail beds I didn't have much of a canvas to work with so this is a cramped first attempt at some free hand nail art.I stopped into Shoppers Drug Mart because I didn't own a black nail polish.

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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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