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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Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter

I know that some people find applying body lotion to be a bit of a pain, but I actually enjoy taking a few minutes each day to pamper my body. My latest discovery has been Korres' Vanilla Guava Body Butter* ($33 CAD), which not only has an incredible scent, but the formula is fantastic too!

Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter

"These beautifully scented, creamy body butters are enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness." - Sephora

Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter

Korres' Body Butters are packaged in tall plastic tubes that you can squeeze the product out of. On the back of the bottle, you can easily read about the ingredients (no animal testing, no parabens, no wheat, contains nuts, etc). I love that Korres is so open about their ingredients - it makes shopping so much easier! 

Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter

The Vanilla Guava scent is just amazing, I really, really love it. If you're a fan of vanilla scents, then you'll probably love this super sweet and fruity take on the traditional vanilla fragrance. The scent does linger on my skin for about 2 hours before it starts to fade. This formula is very rich, creamy, and hydrating. I take a small amount, and massage it into my skin. I find that this formula takes a few extra seconds to fully absorb into my skin, but it's worth the extra time because it's so hydrating! This lotion doesn't feel thick or greasy on my skin, so you'd be able to apply and get dressed right away. I'm able to get a full 24 hours of hydration from this body butter, so I've been applying it every night before bed. 

Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter

I've been curious about Korres' Body Butters for years now, so I'm really glad that I finally tried one out! This formula is amazing, and now I'm definitely wanting to try out more scents. Fig is the next scent on my wishlist! Have you tried any of Korres' Body Butters? Which scent is your favourite? :)

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Essie Dress to Kilt

Essie's new Dress to Kilt Fall 2014 Collection is available now, and today I have the red polish from this collection to share with you! Dress to Kilt* is described as a seductive red, and I would definitely agree with that description! I don't wear red polish on my nails too often, but I do think that it's the perfect pedicure shade. 

Essie Dress to Kilt
"This season, channel feminine mystique with seductive shades that exude mystery. The very soul of discretion, this collection is for that disarming woman whose subversive agenda is hidden in the glamorous spotlight. Deep, rich shades play up her flair for the dramatic and are the ideal partner in crime to her signature style. Luxe, soft ones create the perfect cover up for her duplicitous schemes. One look and you may unwittingly fall in line and get caught up in her wicked stratagem. Proceed with caution." - Essie
Essie Dress to Kilt

Dress to Kilt was almost a one coater, but I did decide to use a second coat to even out the colour and deepen the pigmentation. This red is borderline burgundy, which makes it very Fall-appropriate. This formula was rich, creamy, and easy to work with. I found that this polish dried quickly, which is always a major bonus. Unfortunately I did start to get chipping on a few nails on day 2, even with a top coat. 

Essie Dress to Kilt

This is a gorgeous deep red polish, and the formula is really great too! If you don't already own a red like this, then Dress to Kilt would make a great addition to your polish collection. If you're looking for a long-wearing formula, then this might not be the polish for you. Otherwise, I have no complaints! Are you excited about Essie's new Dress to Kilt Collection? I'll be sharing the entire collection with you over the new week or two! :)

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Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow - Happy Hour Glam & Champagne Glam

Lise Watier has a ton of new product launches for Fall 2014, and today I have their new 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow to share with you. I have 2 shades - Happy Hour Glam* & Champagne Glam*, which I've been absolutely loving. These are cream shadow sticks, and they're some of the best that I've tried!

Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow

"These waterproof eyeshadows glide on smoothly for a long-lasting, crease and smudge proof result. Easy to apply, they dry quickly, blend shortly after application and stay on until they are taken off! An integrated sharpener under the cap also provides a sharp tip at all times. These multifunctional crayons can be used as an eyeshadow, eyeliner or even as a base for your eye makeup." - Lise Watier

Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow Champagne Glam

These new 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadows are packaged in sleek black and silver tubes and the product twists up. I absolutely love that I don't have to worry about sharpening these pencils, it makes everything so much easier! There is a tiny sharpener at the end of each pencil, but honestly I've never understood how those little sharpeners work. 

Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow Happy Hour Glam

Champagne Glam is a gorgeous shimmering golden beige. I love using this shadow all over my lids as a shadow base, and you can pair almost any shadow over top of it. This shade also works really well on the lower lash line, as a nice change to a stark white liner. 

Happy Hour Glam is a shimmery deep purple with brown undertones. I love that this shade can be easily sheered out, or built up to a fully pigmented colour. I've actually been enjoying mixing both shades all over my lids, they work beautifully together. 

Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow Swatches

This formula is smooth, creamy, pigmented, and long-wearing. I haven't tested out the 24 hour claim, just because I don't ever stay up for 24 hours at a time (I need my sleep). However, I can say that these cream shadows last on my eyes without creasing or fading for a full 15 hours! How impressive is that?!

Lise Watier 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadow Sharpener

Lise Watier's 24 HRS Glam Eyeshadows are $22 each, and I definitely think that they're worth checking out! I'm really interested in the shade Satin Glam - it looks like a beautiful shimmery pink! Have you tried any products from Lise Watier's new products from their Fall 2014 lineup?

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Mary Kay Little Gifts Hand Cream

Mary Kay's Little Gifts Hand Cream* ($13) are the perfect items to pick up now, either as a treat for yourself, or to pop into someone's Christmas stocking! These hand creams are available for a limited time only, so it's a great way to cross a few items off of your Christmas shopping list in advance. 

Mary Kay Little Gifts Hand Cream

"Give the gift of super-soft hands with a holiday-scented hand cream that provides instant moisturization. Perfect for purses and travel bags." - Mary Kay

Mary Kay Little Gifts Hand Cream

These hand creams come packaged in festive plastic tubes. The two scents are Vanilla Mint and Vanilla Berry, and I'm loving both fragrances! Vanilla Berry is a bit sweeter, and the mix of sweet & fruity notes is really nice. Vanilla Mint is a pretty classic fragrance, and Mary Kay did a great job with it! The fragrance doesn't linger too long on my hands, which I'm personally a fan of. I like for a hand cream to be scented, but I don't necessarily want that scent to stick around for the entire day and compete with my perfume. The formula of these hand creams is really nice - not too thick, not too thin, with a nice dose of hydration. I love that this formula absorbs quickly and doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy. The tubes are a bit large, so they aren't ideal for popping into a small purse or clutch. However, they can still easily be taken along in a travel bag or larger purse. 

Mary Kay Little Gifts Hand Cream

Mary Kay's Little Gifts Hand Creams are both really nice, both in formulation and scent. If you're a vanilla lover, these are both nice variations to that classic vanilla scent. These hand creams are only available until November 15th, so order them now if they sound like something you'd be interested in! :)

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