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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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Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

The latest big obsession on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog isn’t actually makeup or skincare, but instead a S’well Water Bottle that keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Luminous skin begins with good hydration, and these gorgeous water bottles are worth their weight in gold! Allison from Never Say Die Beauty spotted the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Eye Crayons at her local CVS. She picked up a couple and gives her initial thoughts on the handy shadow sticks. Ever wonder what equipment you need as a blogger /

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Top Beauty Tools

My Must Have Beauty Tools | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars Team is sharing our favorite Beauty Tools. I can't wait to see everyone's picks! I have left brushes out of this post, as trying to list all my favorite brushes would be a post in itself. Clarisonic Aria - I don't know what I would do without my Clarisonic. It has become an integral part of my skincare routine. Not only does it help my skincare absorb better into the skin and therefore be more effective, but it also keeps my pores clear and tight. MICRO Pedi - This thing has been a saviour for my

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I Finally Found Knee High Black Boots I Love Thanks to The Shoe Company | Comfy Leggings, Tunic, & Boots Look

Believe it or not, I have been without knee high black boots (a wardrobe staple), for years. Each year I would look, but it seemed everything I loved with out of my budget. Anything I liked that was affordable, I didn’t seem to like enough to commit. Part of the problem of course, is that shopping isn’t very accessible for me so the majority of my shopping is done online. That can be a little trickier where footwear is concerned. When I went into The Shoe Company recently on the hunt for boots and I had high hopes. I’ve always

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Embrace the Pantone Colour of the Year with These 10 Rose Quartz and Serenity Inspired Accessories and Beauty Products

Today the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 Rose Quartz and Serenity Inspired Product picks. I am absolutely in love with this year's color duo for colour of the year! Rose Quartz and Serenity Inspired Sunglasses 1. Wildfox Classic Fox Sunglasses in Rosewater/Silver Mirror ($179 US) 2. Dior Promesse 53mm Retro Sunglasses in Navy Pale Pink ($350 US) These sunglasses may not be the exact match for Serenity but they embrace the pairing of pink and blue. And they look gorgeous! Rose Quartz and Serenity Inspired

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Black and Burgundy Night Out Outfit Featuring Dynamite and Rebecca Minkoff

I wanted to share a quick outfit of the day post from this past weekend. We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in Toronto. Sorry it's just one pic! These aren't the boots I would have chose to wear with this outfit but the heel broke off one of my other black boots that I brought with me. My favourites. See the devastation on my Instagram post. Of course the clothes are Dynamite from head to toe because I'm pretty sure 90% of my wardrobe is Dynamite clothing! The store just seems to fit my style. Dynamite V-Neck

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Cate Blanchett Golden Globes 2016 Look

Cate Blanchett’s Dewy Smokey Eye Golden Globes Look Featuring Giorgio Armani Cosmetics

Cate Blanchett had one of the most feminine and beautiful looks for the Golden Globes last night. Her gorgeous pink gown was perfectly complimented by the soft pretty makeup look created by Makeup Artist Jeanine Lobell. To achieve the look, Lobell used a combination of three Giorgio Armani Eye Tints ($38 US/$ CAD) instead of powder shadow to create a sheerer version of a traditional smokey eye. She started with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #12 Gold Ashes across the lid. She then used Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #1 Obsidian instead

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Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review for the Week of January 4th, 2016

Top 20 Beauty Resolutions to Live By in 2016 that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recommends for a happy and healthy year in beauty. Beauty Info Zone shares some must haves for your eyebrows and eyelashes. How many of these would be must haves for you? The 2016 Colors-of-the-Year are Serenity and Rose Quartz. Pammy Blogs Beauty shares a few makeup options in these gorgeous hues! Prime Beauty strolls down memory lane to tell us about her about the favorite new brands she discovered in 2015! Becca Backlight Primer Filter is a makeup

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Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchel Haul

My Adorable Handbag Splurge! Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchel in Bleached Blue and Baby Pink

So I went a little bit crazy. The Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchels that I have been eyeing for a couple months now went on sale for $136.50 US at Shopbop. I have a regular sized Rebecca Minkoff Moto Satchel in Black as well as the Large Moto Satchel in Soft Blue. The regular Moto Satchel is the perfect size handbag for me. I can fit tons of stuff in it without it being too large or heavy. The Large Moto Satchel is too big for me and I haven't really been getting much use out of it and should probably sell it. What I love about

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My Recent Beauty Splurge | Huge Colourpop Haul!

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing a recent beauty splurge. My most recent, and slightly heart stopping, splurge was on Colourpop cosmetics. I couldn't resist trying Colourpop any longer and placed two very large orders back to back. The Colourpop line is incredibly affordable but factor in the US to CAD exchange rate, shipping fee, duties and taxes, and the quantity of what I ordered and it turned out to be a very large splurge. I am not disappointed with my purchases. You really can't beat the price and the quality, shades,

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Beauty Reads of the Week Including Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows + More

Phyrra is having her biggest giveaway of the year with Urban Decay, Too Faced, OCC and more. Enter her Christmas 2015 Giveaway! You won't want to miss the NEW Too Faced Limited Edition Love Flush Blush Wardrobe! Prime Beauty thinks it has every shade you'll ever need! Beautiful polishes are wonderful all year round. Beauty Info Zone particularly loves KBShimmer and their new winter collection is on the top of the list. Pammy Blogs Beauty wrapped up her Holiday Gift Guide 2015 with some gorgeous makeup and skincare options from

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Bliss A-Bright Face Gift Set Giveaway!

It's time for another holiday giveaway. I'm excited to have partnered with Bliss to offer this giveaway to my US readers. Bliss has so many amazing gift sets available for the holidays. You can find Bliss at Kohl's and ULTA as well as on their website The Bliss A-Bright Face Set ($49 US/$91 value) includes some of their most popular facial-at-home formulas: fabulous foaming face wash (6.7oz) – two-in-one oil-free exfoliating wash for all skin types triple oxygen vitamin c cream (1.7oz) – lightweight cream

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Top 10 Luxury Picks

Top 10 Luxury Beauty Picks | Ten Products Worth the Splurge

I am a luxury beauty lover. I'll admit that over the years it's become a little harder for me to justify the expense since I have such a vast collection already. But when I first really got hardcore into building my makeup collection it all started with purchasing luxury high-end and niche products online. Some of the products in my Top 10 Luxury Beauty Picks post are products that I have loved for years and are part of what got me into blogging and collecting beauty products.  It was truly hard to narrow it down to only 10

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette, Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons, Guerlain Holiday 2015 + More

If you want to learn all about a whole new level of luxury skincare, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can't wait to share African Botanics Marula Regenerating Body Hydro Serum with you! Are you still looking for stocking stuffers? Some of Beauty Info Zone's favorites are nail related. See what's new in the nail world. There is still more time for Holiday Shopping! Need ideas? Pammy Blogs Beauty shares a couple of her favorite Limited Edition Laura Mercier Holiday items! Geniabeme is in LOVE with her Urban Decay Gwen Palette.

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Giveaway

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Moisture & Renewal Holiday Set GIVEAWAY!

I love this time of year! Nothing makes me happier than brightening someone's day with a little something special. I am excited to be able to parter with Elizabeth Arden to offer you a chance to win an Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Moisture & Renewal Holiday Set ($156.00 CAD value of $217) that I featured in my Gift the Gift of Great Skin with these Holiday Skincare Sets post. This is a fabulous anti-aging set to help you look more youthful by replenishing the ceramide in your skin during the day and night. 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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