I’m so excited to show you the vibrant swatches of the essie spring 2017 collection. Inspired by the beautiful colours of the coastline, essie spring features six saturated cremes. We all know essie makes an excellent creme polish. They’re easy to apply, layer nicely and are shiny beyond belief (i.e. all swatches below are shown without top coat). This collection is no exception. It’s perfect! If…

essie spring 2017 swatches and review

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I’m so excited to show you the vibrant swatches of the essie spring 2017 collection. Inspired by the beautiful colours of the coastline, essie spring features six saturated cremes. We all know essie makes an excellent creme polish. They’re easy to apply, layer nicely and are shiny beyond belief (i.e. all swatches below are shown without top coat). This collection is no exception. It’s perfect! If…

How to Wear Lace Tights

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I have an obsession with tights. Sheer, opaque, dark, light, colourful, nude. I love them all and I don’t play favourites. I’m often referred to as “that girl with the fuchsia tights.” There are so many different ways you can wear tights. Yes, traditionally we wear them under skirts and dresses, but what about under shorts, or ripped jeans? Check out how I wear my…

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Caitlyn Jenner for MAC

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2016 was a big year. Sadly we saw the death of icons: Prince, David Bowie, and George Michael. We also experienced the birth of Caitlyn Jenner. Retired Olympian and TV personality Bruce Jenner transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner, shocking his (her) family, friends and the nation. When MAC announced a collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner, I started counting down the minutes for the release. Caitlyn Jenner has fearlessly shared…

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Interested in Becoming a Nail Technician? Here’s the Low Down for #manimonday

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I thought this post would be perfect this #manimonday for those nailphiles thinking of taking their passion for nails a step further. Thanks to Holly Barry for writing this Guest Post on pursuing a career as a nail technician. Until quite recently, hair stylists and beauty therapists tended to operate quite separately from one another, each having their own salon or treatment rooms. However, things are…

The Iconic Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Has a Makeover

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Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks have been cult favourites since their launch in 1990. 25 years later, L’Absolu Rouge has transformed, becoming even more precious, feminine and surprising than ever, according to Lancôme. A lipstick should sparkle like a precious jewel. Armand Petitjean, founder of Lancôme, 1937 The updated palette consists of 86 shades, 50 of which were designed by Lancôme make-up artist and YouTube star, Lisa Eldridge. Each lipstick…

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Sofia Vergara wears Covergirl at the Golden Globes

As if Sofia Vergara can’t look any better than she already does. At last night’s Golden Globes, she almost broke the cameras! Sofia’s makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams, shares the inspiration behind her look from last night’s red carpet. Sofia Vergara’s 2017 Golden Globes Beauty Look Courtesy of Kayleen McAdams Stand-Out Red Carpet Lashes:  “The main staple of Sofia’s red carpet look is always lots and lots…

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essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that one of my favourite things is to swatch a new essie nail polish collection. When the essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes hit my desk before the holidays, I couldn’t wait to swatch them! Unfortunately 3 days before the holidays I threw my back out. It’s only today that my back finally feels good enough…

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Bell Sleeves Still Going Strong for Winter

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If you thought that the bell sleeves trend from the past few seaons was over, think again! We’re seeing these exaggerated sleeves on sweaters, tops and even dresses, all suitably appropriate for winter. Somehow I have avoided this in 2016 but I finally decided to jump on the bell sleeves bandwagon (maybe it’s because my husband calls them ‘bingo wings’). Bell Sleeves Make The Perfect Sweater Sweater /…

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New Year, Fresh Start, Fresh Skin

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Every year I vow to make more of an effort keeping my skin hydrated. Despite the number of overnight face or eye creams that are jammed into my vanity, I rarely use them. This year I’m changing that, and you are my witness. Over the next month I will start decluttering my overflowing drawer. I will test out all my unused products and share my results. I vow to…

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12 best red lipsticks to heart this year!

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I’ve never met a red lipstick that I didn’t like. But in terms of red lipsticks that I LOVE I’ve put together the following list of my favs from 2016 to spring 2017. Holiday party season may be over, but there is no reason why you can’t wear red lipstick all year long. It will always be a classic. Channel Marilyn Monroe with a true red…

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