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Chinese New Year 2016 Look  - 1

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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Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer  - 1

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  - 1

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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Eye Serums  - 1

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  - 1

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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Sleek Fall 2016  - 1

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    - 1

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 Review   - 1

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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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks   - 1

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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NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo - 1

NARS Hammamet Eyeshadow Duo Review for Spring 2016

The NARS Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Color Collection brings us one new limited edition eyeshadow duo. The NARS Hammamet Duo Eyeshadow ($39 CAD) includes a matte beige and a bronzed rose shimmer. These are stunning and versatile neutrals that make this duo a go to little palette for a quick two shadow eye look. I love seeing a duo that can really function all on it's own. The quality of the shadows in this duo are top notch. The matte beige is a little sheerer in pigmentation which is ideal for blending out the crease and

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette  - 1

Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Blush Palette Review and Swatches

The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection UD Gwen Stefani Blush Palette ($45 US/$60 CAD) is more than just a blush palette. It is a full complexion enhancing collection complete with shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter. The packaging is the same size and design as the UD Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette but with a colour change. The packaging is white with white dots recessed behind a gold panel. The "blushes" have a wonderful soft, creamy, pigmented formula. They are really buttery and easy to blend. They come in a

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OPI Hello Kitty Collection  - 1 (1)

Hello Kitty by OPI Collection Review and Swatches

Hello Kitty® is a true pop icon if I've ever seen one. There are as many adult fans as there are child fans, making her the perfect muse for OPI’s latest collection. The Hello Kitty by OPI Collection celebrates all things happy, cute, colorful and sweet with 12 limited-edition nail lacquers and matching GelColor shades. “Hello Kitty generates happiness in a way that really resonates here at OPI, because we are seeking to do the same thing with color as our medium,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand

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MAC Let's Be Friends Blush  - 1

MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush Review, Photos, Swatches #MACFlamingoPark

Well hello hot pink! The new limited edition MAC Let's Be Friends Blush ($22 US/$26 CAD), from the MAC Flamingo Park Collection for Spring 2016, is a stunning, vibrant fuchsia pink blush sure to set any pink lover's heart a flutter. Let's Be Friends has a subtle satin finish that applies mostly matte but with enough of a sheen to give it a natural skin like finish. This blush is bold and not for the faint of heart. Thankfully it has a beautiful formula that allows it to be blended out and diffused with relative ease, even on

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Brow Box  - 1 (1)

Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box Review, Photos, Swatches

Of all the beautiful pieces being released as part of the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection, I think I was most excited about the Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box ($30 US/$35 CAD). I thought if anyone is going to get cool toned, taupe/ash brow products right it will be Gwen! Well my confidence was well placed because these brow powders are perfection. The packaging is beautiful and fits right in with the rest of the palettes in the collection. The compact is black with the lid having gold circles recessed behind a white

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MAC Flamingo Park Have Your Cake Lipstick  - 1

MAC Flamingo Park Collection Have Your Cake Lipstick Review

The upcoming MAC Flamingo Park Collection is a pink lovers dream. The collection is full of existing and limited edition shades of blush, lipstick, beauty powders, lip glosses and more. Whether you love soft and delicate pinks, or bold and vibrant, this collection is sure to please every pink lover. The MAC Have Your Cake Lipstick ($17 US/$20 CAD) is a bright cool toned magenta purple in a matte finish. It is one of the limited edition shades in the collection. This is a bold shade that has a depth to it that keeps it from

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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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