Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Lise Watier Quatuor Féline Eyeshadow Quartet

Wow, how is it already September!? I for one am super sad that Summer is coming to an end, but at the same time I'm excited about all of the new Fall releases. One of my favourite releases for Fall 2014 has been Lise Watier's Quatuor Féline Eyeshadow Quartet* ($36 CAD)! This palette contains four shadows that are extremely wearable, and the quality is superb.

Lise Watier Quatuor Féline Eyeshadow Quartet

Lise Watier Quatuor Feline Eyeshadow Quartet

"Decorated with a chic leopard-print, this quartet offers ultra-pigmented colours: champagne, luminous taupe, lace pink and coppery brown.

This long-lasting cream powder formula offers semi-matte to iridescent finishes for a natural or more refined look" - Lise Watier

Lise Watier Quatuor Feline Eyeshadow Quartet

I'm still fairly new to the Lise Watier brand, but these shadows have completely blown me away. This quad contains four nude shadows that are incredibly creamy, pigmented, and easy to blend. This quad has a leopard print cover, which automatically makes it a winner in my books. There's a magnetic closure, and a large mirror inside of the compact. I can definitely see myself taking this quad with me when I travel!

Lise Watier Quatuor Feline Eyeshadow Quartet

I've been wearing this quad every day for about 2 weeks now. Typically, I'll apply the light beige (bottom left) shade all over my lids, then take the taupe-brown (top right) shade and pop it in my crease. The reddish brown shadow (bottom right) is great to deepen up the crease and outer V, and the shimmery champagne shadow (top left) is the perfect brow bone & inner corner highlighter. These shadows are seriously creamy, and just a dream to work with. They stay put on my lids without creasing or fading until the 12 hour mark. All four shadows have either a shimmer or satin finish, so this palette is definitely missing a matte shadow. 

Lise Watier Quatuor Feline Eyeshadow Quartet

Lise Watier Quatuor Feline Eyeshadow Quartet Swatches

Overall, this palette is definitely a winner in my books! If you're a neutrals lover, and you enjoy a shimmery look, then you'll also love this palette. I think that the price is fairly reasonable, and each shadow contains 2 grams of product, so the palette will last you ages. Have you checked out Lise Watier's Fall 2014 Collection yet?

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L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

Scrubs are one of my favourite skin care products, whether it be body scrubs, facial exfoliators, or lip scrubs. My latest love has been L'Occitane's Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub* ($35/3.5 oz), which is a very thick, creamy, and luxurious facial scrub!

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

"The Ultra Rich Face Scrub has been specially formulated to gently exfoliate dry or very dry skin. Its finely ground nutshells help to efficiently eliminate dead skin cells and impurities. Its creamy base, enriched in shea butter (10%) and chestnut extract, helps the skin to maintain its natural moisture level. Skin is left perfectly clear, smooth and soft. Skin texture is refined and the complexion is more luminous." - L'Occitane

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

L'Occitane's Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub is a very thick cream with small to medium sized ground nutshells. This formula is made with 10% Shea butter, which makes it super hydrating and creamy. I absolutely adore the scent of this scrub, it's light, nutty, and calming. I take a pea sized amount, and lightly massage it over my damp skin. Then I rinse thoroughly, and pat my skin dry. I find that this scrub helps to remove any dead skin cells, and leaves my skin feeling smooth, refined, and cleansed. I love that this formula isn't too harsh, and it doesn't make my skin feel stripped or dry. The packaging is also quite nice - a small round tub with a twist off lid. You can easily scoop out your desired amount, and you'll be able to get every last drop out - no waste!

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Face Scrub

This is a very luxurious, creamy, and delicious-smelling scrub by L'Occitane! If you have dry skin and find traditional scrubs too drying or rough, then you might really like this formula. I've been using it 2-3 times a week, and I've really been enjoying it! Have you tried this, or any other scrubs from L'Occitane?

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini

Happy Labour Day everyone! I'm at Dylan's cottage today, enjoying some rest and relaxation :) I hope you're all able to also enjoy the last official weekend of Summer!

Today I have Annabelle's TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini* ($9.95 CAD/1.5g) to share with you. This is a gorgeous pinky red lipstick with an excellent formula. This is the third shade that I've tried from the range, and I've been impressed with all 3!

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini

"Dare to be colourful with this easy retractable lipstick + lipliner in one. No sharpener required! Formula enriched with nourishing natural ingredients such as Omega 3 + 6 and Shea Butter. Definitvely a new way to wear lipstick. Try one of these easy-to-wear stunning shades. Paraben-Free. Perfume-Free. Size: 0.05 OZ / 1.5 g. Available in 24 shades!" - Annabelle

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini

First of all, I'm so happy that these lip pencils are twist up! I hate having to sharpen anything at all, so this packaging is right up my alley. The pencil format makes application really easy, and the product is essentially a lip liner and lip stick all in one. This formula from Annabelle glides on smoothly, and leaves my lips feeling smooth and hydrated. The creamy texture is also slightly tacky, meaning that this colour stays on my lips for quite a while. I can get about 5 hours of wear out of Flirtini, and it stands up well to light eating and drinking. I haven't had any issues with this lipstick bleeding outside of my lips or transferring onto my teeth.

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini

Flirtini is a gorgeous pink-based red with a glossy finish. I think that this is a great easy to wear red, since the pink tones make this colour seem a bit more familiar. If you've never worn a red lip before, then this might be the perfect place to start! You'll get that bold lip look, without going full on red just yet. 

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Flirtini

Overall, I'm very impressed! This shade is just gorgeous, and the formula is great too. Annabelle's TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons are available in 20 shades, and I'm eyeing the shade Breeze, which looks like a cool lilac colour. Have you tried this formula before? Are you a fan of jumbo pencils?

Also check out my reviews of Cherry and Royale!

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil

I'm all about trying out new skin care products, so I was incredibly excited to try out StriVectinLABS' High Performance Booster Oil* ($69 CAD/15mL). This is a product that you add to your favourite serum or moisturizer, and it will help to increase that products' effectiveness. Doesn't that sound amazing?

StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil

StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil is a nourishing face oil which quickly absorbs into skin, delivering immediate moisture and radiance while increasing the performance of any skincare product or regimen." - Murale
StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil

I've been adding one drop of StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil into Tata Harper's Rejuvenating Serum, and the results are incredible! I first mix the two products together on the back of my hand, and then I apply the mixture all over my face in the morning. This oil is very hydrating, but it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy at all. My skins texture appears to be smoother, and my skin looks more radiant and awake. There isn't any noticeable scent to this oil. I can see myself absolutely loving this (even more than I already do), in the cold & dry Winter months. If you have dry or very dry skin, you might like using this oily every morning and night. 

StriVectinLABS High Performance Booster Oil

I love that this is a product that I can add in to my pre-existing skin care routine. You can either mix this oil in with you serum/moisturizer, or apply it directly to your skin. This bottle is quite small and pricey, so it's definitely a luxurious item. If you have dry, dull, or aging skin, then I definitely think that it's worth adding in to your skin care routine!

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Essie Fall in Line

Today I have another polish to share with you from Essie's Dress to Kilt Collection! Fall in Line* is described as an "enigmatic jade green", which sounds gorgeous to me! I personally love a good green polish, and this one from Essie is very wearable, and perfectly appropriate for Fall.

Essie Fall in Line

"Send a clear message with enigmatic jade.
Silky and sensuous, this serpentine green whispers, “Whatever I say, goes.”" - Essie
Essie Fall in Line

Essie's Fall in Line is a beautiful green with grey undertones. This is the perfect way to wear green polish in the Fall months! If you've been loving mint polishes this Summer, I think that you'd love Fall in Line in the cooler months. This formula was creamy, pigmented, and easy to work with. I used two coats for an opaque, glossy finish. Just like with Dress to Kilt, I did have issues with chipping on day two with Fall in Line. I don't have a ton of experience with Essie polishes, so maybe the formula just doesn't work well with my nails. I normally change my polish every 1-2 days, so chipping isn't a major concern of mine anyways. 

Essie Fall in Line

Yet another winner from Essie's Dress to Kilt Collection! This collection should be available now, at salons, spas, and drugstores. Have you checked out this new Fall collection yet? What polishes are you excited to wear this upcoming season?

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