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Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide  - 1

A New Anti-Aging Powerhouse from Paula’s Choice! Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster

Sponsored I have been a Paula's Choice Skincare user almost since the brand launched. Being a long time Paula Begoun devotee, thanks to her Cosmetics Cop book, I can I still remember how excited I was when she launched her product line. I love knowing that I can feel confident choosing Paula's Choice products because they contain actives that have proven effectiveness, don't contain any harsh or potentially irritating ingredients, and are properly packaged to protect the actives from light and air. This year Paula's Choice is

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Artis Oval 10 Review   - 3

Artis Oval 10 Brush Review | Worth the Hype?

Today I'm sharing with you my thoughts on the Artis Oval 10 Brush. There are several versions available depending on what collection the brush is from. Mine is from the Fluenta Collection which has a modern, fluid design statement featuring a slender black handle. Other available collections are the Elite Collection, available in both Mirror and Fluid. The Fluenta brush design is inspired by the shape/movement of water flowing over an edge, which creates a deeper curve than the Elite Collection. The Elite Collection shape is a

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Burberry Summer 2016  - 1

Burberry Summer 2016 London With Love Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

I am delighted to share with you some items from the gorgeous Burberry Summer 2016 London With Love Collection. I am always excited for Burberry's seasonal collections as they manage to embrace colour and trends while maintaining their sophisticated image with quality, wearable products. The star piece in the collection is the Burberry London With Love Palette ($72 CAD). This limited edition beauty is a blush and highlight palette featuring a Burberry embossed heart blush shade in the centre surrounded by a highlighter. The blush

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Pur Glow Together Bronzer  - 2

Pur Glow Together Gradient Matte-Shimmer Bronzer Review

Behold this absolutely stunning bronzer. This is truly one of the most beautiful bronzers I've ever seen. The Pür Glow Together Gradient Matte-Shimmer Bronzer ($34 US/$42 CAD) is a jumbo sized bronzer that offers the best of both worlds with three matte strips at the top and three delicate shimmer shades on the bottom. The generous 17g size of the palette allows you to only pic up the matte shades if you desire, just the shimmer shades for a more intense glow, or blend the whole thing together for a naturally luminous bronzed

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AERIN Honeysuckle  - 1

AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Wash Review

I tend to keep things pretty basic in my bathing routine. 95% of the time I'm using my trusty Dove soap and I very rarely pamper myself with a bath. Things have become a little more luxurious in the shower these days thanks to the AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Wash. Mediterranean Honeysuckle is AERIN's latest fragrance. This elegant scent transports you to the sun-drenched, azure-blue waters of the Mediterranean. The unique blend of sweet Honeysuckle and sparkling Grapefruit is luxe, feminine, and fresh. For an escape

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Hair Roundup  - 7

New Products to Check Out in the Hair Aisle

I have some new hair launches you can find at your local drugstore to introduce you to today. First up with have the new Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Butter Rich Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner. This is Garnier's first sulfate free hair system. Yes! Formulated for very damaged, brittle hair the products offer a rich concentration of Coconut, Jojoba & Macadamia oils along with Natural Glycerin to deeply nourish and strengthen hair. The L'Oreal Hair Expertise Nutri-Gloss Luminizer Shampoo and Conditioner ($9.99 CAD

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OPI Retro Summer Review   - 1

OPI Retro Summer 2016 Swatches and Review

Embrace French Riviera, vintage style with this collection of sun and sky drenched colours. I am absolutely loving the OPI Retro Summer 2016 collection because the shades are like a perfect marriage of pastel and brights. Soft but not too soft, bright but not too bright. The six limited edition shades in the collection are: SPF XXX - An orange-red so hot, it’s off the charts. I’m Getting a Tan-gerine - Warm up to this a-peeling, citrusy orange. Flip Flops & Crop Tops - The perfect bright pink to go with all

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At Home Skincare Peels  - 1

Brighten Your Day with These At Home Facial Peels

Peels used to be something reserved exclusively for a visit to the spa. Skincare has come such a long way and you can now treat yourself to effective, yet safe, peel treatments in your own home. Exfoliation is such an essential part of of your skincare routine and these beautiful at home treatments will have your skin looking bright and beautiful and even help you get more out of the rest of your skincare routine. The Philosophy The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel ($62 US/$89 CAD) is a two step peel that combines a

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New from L'Oreal Paris  - 1

L’Oreal Paris Bronzed and Sculpted Look with Infallible Pro-Contour & La Palette Lip

I thought I would show you a look today inspired by some recent, and beautiful, releases from L'Oreal Paris. First up we have the main focus of this look, the new L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Contour & Highlight Palette ($19.99 CAD). These palettes include a matte contour and shimmering highlight shade in three variations targeted at different skin tones. Light Medium Deep The contour and highlight shade share a pan in a slim, slender compact that has sculpting tips and illustrations included right on the

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Pur Hydra Fluid  - 1

PUR HYDRAfluid Water Serum Foundation Review and Swatches All Shades

Serum foundation are all the rage right now, but there is one thing about them that drives me crazy. The packaging! I hate the dropper style packaging for serum foundation as it is so messy. The new Pür HYDRAfluid Water Serum Foundation ($39 US) has solved the messy issue with beautiful fine tip, tube packaging. The new HYDRAfluid foundation is all about hydration. I'm sure you already figured that out from the product name but hey, I'm just putting it out there! The formula features an encapsulated water complex that delivers

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The Body Shop Summer 2016 New  - 1

New from The Body Shop for Summer 2016

Whether you're looking for new skincare, or some new bath and body products to indulge in, The Body Shop is always coming out with new things to tempt you. Here are a few new releases for Summer 2016. There are some new additions to the Drops of Youth skincare range including a reformulation of the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate ($50 CAD). The best selling serums new formula now contains a trio of plant stem cells that is also included in the new Drops of Youth Youth Cream ($343 CAD) and Drops of Youth

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review  - 1

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review

I LOVE Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It is one of my all time favourites. Fluttery, long lashes with crazy volume. What's not to love? Well Too Faced has answered our prayers and released a waterproof version of this legendary mascara to get us through the hot days of summer. Swimming, sweating, suntanning, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara ($23 US/$30 CAD) will have your lashes looking fabulous and flawless through it all. When a waterproof mascara is released the immediate concern is always "is it as good as

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NUDESTIX Gel Color  - 3

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm Review |Haven, Posh, Rebel, Pulse

The newest incarnation of the NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek pencil is the new NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm ($24 US/$ CAD). I was first introduced to these when we received one at Generation Beauty and I was instantly hooked. I couldn't resist trying it right away (I usually hold out until I can take pictures) and didn't stop using it the rest of the day. I have been loving the new gel formula and glossy finish. I apologize that Posh is not pristine in the following photos, but I do not regret my love affair with this new formula. I

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Review  - 1

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara Review

Charlotte Tilbury recently launched a new mascara. Given my love for her original Full Fat Lashes Mascara I was excited to try this new formula. The Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara ($34 CAD/$32 US) is all about full volume. It has an elastic formula that extends out and holds the lashes like elastic for long, luscious lashes with up to 13X more volume in three coats. The great thing about this mascara is that, whether you put on two coats or four, it doesn't clump. It gives you natural, fluttery, separated volume which

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BeautyCounter Review  - 1

Beautycounter Launches in Canada

Beautycounter is an LA-based brand that focuses on makeup, skincare, and body care that offer a level of safety far beyond industry standards. Their colour collection has finally made it to Canada. The range includes eyeshadows, blushers, bronzers, brow pencils, eye pencils, concealer pens, and lip shades. I have a few of the products that I had the opportunity to try out that I can share my opinions on with you. Beautycounter Colour Shade Eye Duo ($43 CAD) - These square eyeshadow duos come in a slim cardboard compact, with a

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Kat Von D Lock-It Eyeshadow Primer   - 1

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer Review

The new Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer ($25 US/$33 CAD) has become a go to for me. This eyeshadow primer covers all the bases, all in convenient twist up packaging. I usually two a two stage eye priming routine before applying eyeshadow. I know that sounds extreme but it gives me flawless, all day wear results. I usually apply my eyeshadow primer, followed by a skin toned waterproof cream eyeshadow. Well with the new Kat Von D Lock-It primer I can sweep it on, give a quick blend, and I'm ready to go. It does

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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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