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New Shades of Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks for Fall 2015 Review & Swatches

For Fall 2015 Kat Von D Beauty has introduced 9 new bold shades of the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($25). I have seven of these new shades to share with you today. These lipsticks come in the signature black studded packaging.

This formula offers intense colour payoff and long wear. I found the formula varied slightly between shades. Most I tested have the highly pigmented, opaque finish, and drier texture that I would associate with a "traditional" matte lipstick formula. A couple of the shades had a bit

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Burberry AW2015 Makeup  - 1

Complexion Perfection with the New Burberry Cashmere Foundation and Contouring & Highlighting Pens

The new Burberry Cashmere Fluid Foundation ($54 US/$60 CAD) is very aptly named. This liquid foundation offers medium to full coverage with a cashmere soft matte effect. It's a beautiful satin matte finish with a natural radiance. The formula is touted as being weather proof. Performing through, and protecting from, rain, humidity and pollution. I haven't had the opportunity to test out these claims as the humidity here I think is finally abolished for fall. I do find this foundation lasts the day for me with minimal fading.

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Dior State of Gold Holiday 2015 Collection Diorific Nail Vernis Review and Swatches

The ornament shaped Dior holiday nail polishes are something that always puts me in the Christmas spirit. The Dior State of Gold Holiday 2015 Collection includes four beautiful shades of Dior Diorific Nail Vernis ($33 CAD) that will transform your nails for the holidays. Diorific Nail Vernis in Gris-Or is my favorite shade in the collection. It is such a unique shade that changes in the light from amber to platinum to yellow and pink gold. It is absolutely breathtaking. Diorific Nail Vernis in Passion is the perfect fiery

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Dior Holiday 2015 Collection Diorific Matte Lipsticks Review

The Dior State of Gold Holiday 2015 Collection has so many stunning products but my favorites in the collection would have to be the Dior Diorific Matte Lipsticks ($45 CAD). All four exquisite shades of them. The Diorific matte lipsticks are not your traditional opaque, powdery matte formula. These lipsticks have a subtle luminosity and a sheerer effect while still offering full coverage. The formula is packed with three nourishing oils to offer supreme comfort and hydration. These lipsticks feel incredible on the lips and look

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Dior Holiday 2015 Collection 5 Couleurs State of Gold Eyeshadow Palettes Review

I am so excited to start giving you sneak peeks at the upcoming Dior State of Gold Christmas 2015 Collection. The collection embodies the soft, nuanced luxury of the radiant glow of elegant gold. Since eyeshadows are my beauty drug of choice, I of course had to start my coverage with the beautiful limited edition Dior 5 Couleurs State of Gold Eyeshadow Palettes ($70 CAD) in 576 Eternal Gold and 886 Blazing Gold. The shadows are embossed with a modern chevron pattern.

Eternal Gold is a gorgeous palette with

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Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection Review and Swatches

The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection was inspired by the Burberry Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2015 "Patchwork, Pattern, and Prints" collection. The star piece of the collection is the limited edition Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Palette ($70 US/84 CAD). The packaging comes with a camouflage designed clear plastic sleeve. The palette itself is the standard Burberry plaid patterned heavyweight magnetic closure mirrored compact. It comes with in a black velvet pouch with 3 mini applicators. The eyeshadows are a

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New SEPHORA COLLECTION Makeup and Beauty Releases for Fall 2015

SEPHORA COLLECTION has really been stepping up their game the past couple of years. The new makeup and beauty releases for Fall 2015 continue this trend with some really lovely product offerings. The limited edition Sephora Collection Blush Palette 101 ($28 US/$35 CAD) is a beautiful geometrically designed blush palette that includes four blush shades and one luminizer. The palette is really large meaning you can actually get to the individual shades quite easily. The luminizer has a lovely fine shimmer. The bronzer shade has a

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Essence Fall 2015 Featured  - 1

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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Week 3 with Lise Watier Sublimessence High Concentration Age-Defying Serum + Giveaway!

I can't believe it. We are already at the beginning of Week 3 in my skincare journey testing out the latest skincare launch from Lise Watier. Every Tuesday, for four weeks, I am giving you a look at my progress testing the new Lise Watier Sublimessence High Concentration Age-Defying Serum ($84 CAD). For an introduction to this new product please visit my Week 1 post. You can find a more in-depth look at Lise Watier's exclusive antioxidant, Labrador Tea Extract, in my Week 2 post. As I sit here in my nice cozy sweater sipping on my

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Revitalize and Repair Your Skin with the new Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil & Saving Face Recovery Kit

I love a good facial oil and I have a new go to in my skincare arsenal. The Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil ($39.50 CAD/30ml) is composed of 99.9% Camelina Oil that is naturally sourced and cold-pressed . Camelina Oil is extracted from the Camelina Sativa plants which is an arctic plant that thrives in sub-zero temperatures and has a unique composition of 9 Essential Fatty Acids that enable it to survive such harsh conditions. It has an Omega 3:6:9 ratio that is ideal for regulating skin function, defending against free radicals, and

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Get Natural Nails that Wow with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

Sometimes it just feels good to go au naturel. I'm not talking about skinny dipping (brr getting too cold for that!) or going barefaced and makeup free. I'm talking about nails! Having nicely groomed natural nails is a classic look that will never go out of style. Let's be honest though. Sometimes our bare nails just don't look so hot. Repeated nail polish changes can make nails look dry and dull. Well with the new Amopé™ Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Nail Care System you can wear your natural nails that impress with a beautiful glossy

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Getting a Healthy Glowing Complexion with Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector

My skin is dry year round, and the  fall and winter months prove especially trying. I find I can never bring enough moisture to my skin. Dry, sensitive skin can make the cold weather down right miserable. It can also be incredibly aging over the long term. The Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale skincare range is all about offering maximum hydration to sensitive skin which sounds exactly like the kind of products I need in my routine. In September 2015 Avène adds a new product to the Hydrance Optimale line. The Eau

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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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