Sunday, 21 December 2014

OPI This Color’s Making Waves

 Happy Sunday friends! Did you know that OPI is releasing a Hawaii Collection this February?! Well today I have one gorgeous polish from this upcoming collection to share with you. OPI's This Color’s Making Waves* ($11.50 CAD) is a beautiful teal blue with just the right amount of shimmer.

"After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color – from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaiian islands were the ideal inspiration for this year’s seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand and sunsets found at Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, as well as the islands’ lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colorful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades." - OPI

OPI This Color’s Making Waves

The first coat of this polish is a bit thin, but a second coat really makes the colour pop. This teal blue dries to a super shiny finish, and the sparkles catch the light beautifully. I can definitely see myself rocking this polish as a pedi shade next Summer, but for now I'm loving it on my hands.  

OPI This Color’s Making Waves

OPI's Hawaii Collection will hit salon shelves February 4, 2015 - are you excited about it? I have two more shades from the collection to share with you, so keep tuned for that! 

What nail polish are you currently rocking?

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Suprême in Stella

Lise Watier has recently released 5 new shades to their Rouge Fondant Suprême line of lipsticks! I've been trying out the shade Stella*, which is a gorgeous purple berry colour, and it's perfect for the Fall and Winter months. These new lipsticks come packaged in mirrored tubes, with colour coded labels on the bottom of each tube.

Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Suprême in Stella

"Inspired by iconic women around the world, the five new shades of Rouge Fondant Suprême add sensational shine to lips along with absolute comfort. Infused with the anti-oxidizing properties of the exclusive concentrated Labrador Tea extract, it provides deep hydration and a luminous finish." - Lise Watier

Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Suprême in Stella

Each lipstick has a flattened slanted tip, which can make it a bit difficult to get a precise application. Stella has the perfect amount of pigmentation - not too sheer and not overly pigmented. This formula feels very smooth and creamy on my lips, it almost feels like a lip balm rather than a lipstick! Since this formula is so creamy, it will transfer onto cups while drinking, or lips while kissing. Even so, this colour lasts for about 4 hours on my lips - not bad!

Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Suprême in Stella

Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Suprême in Stella

Have you checked out Lise Watier's Rouge Fondant Suprême line yet? The five new shades all look gorgeous, I'm definitely wanting to try out the other four! 

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

Today I have another item to share with you from Clinique's The Nutcracker Suite Collection! The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette* ($46 CAD) contains four eye shadows, and a powder blush, a double sided eye shadow brush, and a blush brush. The packaging is quite simple - as we've come to expect from Clinique. The mirrored packaged picks up fingerprints quickly, but they're only really noticeable in photographs.

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

"The Nutcracker, performed for the first time in 1892, is a world-renowned perennial holiday classic ballet performance. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of the time-honoured tradition, Clinique, a trusted brand since 1968, has developed The Nutcracker Suite capturing the beauty and grace of this classic performance.

The Nutcracker Suite offers the perfect palette for a pretty holiday look – from day to night – celebrating the spirit of the performance. Inspired by the dazzling dance of the Snowflakes, The Nutcracker Act I colour compact includes a Snowflake Suite eye shadow quad in soft pinks and sultry tones, and a delicate pink Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Plié Pink." - Clinique

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

The eyeshadows are Clinique's All About Shadow Quad in Snowflake Suite. You get a shimmery white, that's perfect as a highlight colour. Next is a shimmery pink with a very buttery formula. Third is a shimmery taupe with slight mauve undertones. Finally, you have a glittery black with purple undertones. This last shadow has a creamy formula, but it is fairly sheer. The blush in this palette is the shade Plié Pink, which is a gorgeous shimmery pink. This blush has a beautiful creamy texture, and is easy to blend out. 

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette Swatches

I love pink shadows and pink blushes, so this palette from Clinique really speaks to me! All four shadows work really well together, and the pink blush is the perfect compliment. The palette is small enough, so you can easily apply and touch up on the go. The Nutcracker Suite Holiday Collection is around for a limited time only, so definitely check out this palette while it's still available!

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lise Watier Aurora Palette

Lise Watier's Aurora Palette* ($43 CAD) is a part of the brands Aurora Collection, and it's around for a limited time only! I love a good eye shadow palette, and this palette from Lise Watier not only has beautiful packaging, but the 6 shadows inside are also quite stunning.

Lise Watier Aurora Palette

"This palette of cream-powder eyeshadows, nestled in a gorgeous, sparking compact, features six shades with finishes that go from matte to metallatic. Their ultra-pigmented and long-lasting formula offer looks with endless possibilities. The creme-powder texture allows a sheer or an opaque application." - Lise Watier
Lise Watier Aurora Palette

The Aurora Palette has gorgeous packaging - the lids shifts in colour from purple to blue and has a multi-coloured glitter design. Inside, you have a full size mirror, and 6 shadows. First up in a light baby pink that is best used as a highlight. Next you have a rosy pink with a light amount of shimmer. Finishing off the top row is a deep eggplant purple with a subtle shimmer. The bottom row starts of with a shimmery taupe, then a shimmery gold, and finishes off with a shimmery navy. Every shade in this palette has a fair amount of shimmer, and I do wish that Lise Watier had included at least one matte shade. The quality of these shadows is really great - they feel smooth, buttery, and they are very easy to blend. I've been having a lot of fun creating different looks with these six shadows, and I'm surprised by how well all of the colours work together! 

Lise Watier Aurora Palette Swatches

Have you checked out Lise Watier's Aurora Collection yet? This palette is so pretty, and I'm sure that it would make any girl happy to unwrap Christmas morning!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

Burberry's Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder* ($75/10g) exudes luxury, which is exactly why I love it so much. This new highlighter is actually scented with the new fragrance, My Burberry, so now you can actually match your fragrance to your highlighter - every beauty lovers dream, am I right?

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

"A golden luminising powder infused with notes of My Burberry, the new fragrance for women
The universally flattering golden shade creates a subtly fragranced, glowing radiance
Effortless to apply and blend, the lightweight formula contains ultra-fine powders for a silky smooth texture" - Burberry

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

The quilted golden packaging is very true to the Burberry brand, and I think that the packaging alone would excite any beauty or fashion lover. This compact has a magnetic closure and a full size mirror, so you can easily touch up on the go. The powder itself is embossed with the My Burberry logo, and a quilted background. The powder is very smooth, silky, and finely milled. Even though my highlighter collection is quite massive, this one is still unique. The golden-taupe powder is quite subtle, so I don't think that you could really over do it with this highlighter. I like pairing this highlight over a neutral blush, on the tops of my cheekbones and down my nose. 

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

Burberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder

This highlighter is around for a limited time only, as a part of Burberry's Winter Glow Collection. Have you checked this holiday collection out in stores or online yet?! Does this highlighter look like something you want to add to your Christmas list?


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