The Fantatascene Collaboration – Nars Steven Klein

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Francois Nars and Steven Klein (an iconic fashion photographer known for his provocative nature) have collaborated to bring fashion, photography and makeup together in a limited edition collection for NARS – NARS Steven Klein. This dramatic colour collection for cheeks, eyes, lips and nails, along with eight provocative gifting sets, have come just in time for the Holidays (launched November 1st). I have a few selects from…

Maybelline Creamy Mattes Are Back!

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Fall means one thing for lipstick junkies – intense lip colours, and for me, the bolder the better. This is why when I heard that Maybelline was launching a limited edition Maybelline Creamy Mattes Collection for fall/winter, the excitement was a little too much to contain. After a few squeals hearing the news, my husband turns to me and says, “you have 100 lipsticks, why are you…

Beauty Brands Devoted to Defeating Breast Cancer

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With October and the beginning of fall comes an important month in the year where we acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness and support education and medical research to help defeat this terrible disease that is the most common cause of cancer in women worldwide, affecting nearly 1.7 million new cases in 2012. How can you help? There are so many ways that you can show your support,…

Pamper your Lips (and now Legs) with Evolution of Smooth

If you haven’t seen these round, colourful lip balms just about everywhere for the last few years, well then you’ve probably not left your house. While demand for fun, new, colourful lip products isn’t anything new, the Evolution of Smooth (EOS) spherical lip balms have been ‘the lip balm’ to have. The New York-based company’s recipe for success? Their instantly recognizable and unusual colourful packaging and affiliation…

3 Perfect Pieces – Nars Fall 2015 Color Collection

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This fall, NARS Cosmetics, one of my favourite cosmetics brands (I think I re-purchased NARS matte velvet lip pencil in “dragon” about five times…) has launched an elegant and sophisticated collection – NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection, perfect for the cooler, darker days. I was lucky enough to get my little hands on three pieces from the NARS Fall Collection that I think really deserve a closer look….

Red Beauty Inspiration for #tiff15

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The excitement for #tiff15 is pretty crazy in Toronto right now. From Jake Gyllenhaal to George Clooney to Matt Damon, if you’re wondering the streets of Toronto you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of your favourite movie stars. If you need a little help getting Tiff2015 inspired, how about some of these red beauty essentials? You can never go wrong with…

Living a Lipstick Revolution: Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick

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One serious reason I’m excited for fall – Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick! If you’re looking for seriously intense pigment, a soft buttery formula and an all-in-one matte lipstick, look no further because this Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick is seriously to die for. I’ve been a lover of Urban Decay Eyeshadow palettes for years (click here to see the newest Urban Decay Smoky Palette…

Back to School Shopping for Maybelline Baby Lips

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My favourite thing about the summer coming to an end is back-to-school shopping. No, I don’t have kids and yes I am 36…BUT I have great memories of being a kid and picking up all my school supplies for my first day of school. I’m also a stationery junkie so what better time to stock up but in the back-to-school sales when the selection is great?…

Honey to the Rescue – Burt’s Bees Classics

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Burt ‘The Bee Man’ Shaviz, Burt’s Bees namesake and co-founder, passed away in early July. From his roadside honey stand in 1984 to the iconic beeswax lip balm we all know today, Burt’s Bees has stayed true to Burt’s very simple idea: what you put into your body should be made from the best nature has to offer. Burt’s Bees’ philosophy believes in the greater good…

P & G Beauty United Back to School Giveaway

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I’m lucky enough to be part of P&G’s Beauty United group of beauty bloggers. As part of Beauty United, we get first hand information on new product launches and up and coming trends with P&G Beauty brands. To celebrate the Back to School season, I’ve teamed up with P&G beauty to offer one lucky reader (sorry, Canadian residents only) the chance to enter this giveaway…