Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridesmaids Dresses from Aviva Dress

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! This week we're talking all about bridesmaids dresses! I haven't gone shopping for dresses with my bridesmaids yet, but I've been thinking about what I want my girls to wear, and keeping my eyes open. Aviva Dress is an online retailer, and they have some gorgeous bridesmaids dress options for every budget. I've picked out my favourites to share with you today!

A-line Sweetheart Floor-length Chiffon Dress - I really love the colour of this dress (although it is available in other colours as well), and the neckline is very flattering. Simple, classy, and beautiful! I also think that this would look lovely with a pair of drop earrings or a silver necklace, to add some extra bling to your look. Not in a bridal party? I think that this dress would also work well as a prom dress or an evening dress.

Aviva Dress Purple

A-line One Shoulder Floor-length Chiffon Royal Blue Dress - I love the one shoulder look, it's a nice change from the classic strapless bridesmaids dress! You could easily add a blingy belt to make this dress a bit fancier. This dress would be perfect for a Winter wedding!

A-line One Shoulder Floor-length Chiffon Royal Blue Dress

A-line One Shoulder Knee-length Dress - This dress is fun, feminine, and flirty! Once again, I love the one shouldered look, and the length would be perfect for a Summer wedding. This is a dress that would work very well as a short prom dress! :)

A-line One Shoulder Knee-length Dress

A-line Sweetheart Floor-length Bridesmaids Dress - I'm loving the sweetheart neckline - it looks great on almost anyone! This dress is simple (can you tell that I'm not a fan of over the top bridesmaids dresses?), and it could easily be hemmed. Paired with a voluminous updo, this look is incredibly classy and timeless.

A-line Sweetheart Floor-length Bridesmaids Dress

A-line One Shoulder Sleeveless Short Bridesmaids Dress - I think that this dress would be perfect for a garden party wedding! It's cute, short, and fun. The flowers on the one shoulder strap are a fun detail, and I think that they make this dress a little bit more dressy.

A-line One Shoulder Sleeveless Short Bridesmaids Dress

Are you a fan of any of these bridesmaids dresses? What do you envision your bridesmaids wearing on your big day? 

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This post was sponsored by Aviva Dress. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

Serums are such a an essential part of any skin care regime, and I love trying out different serum formulas. My latest love has been Tata Harper's Rejuvenating Serum* ($150/50mL), which is 100% natural and nontoxic, and packaged beautifully. 

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

"This award-winning, best-selling multitasking collagen treatment addresses multiple of aging by delivering the benefits of 7 antiaging products in one serum. A concentrated formula of powerfully rejuvenating ingredients helps to reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles while infusing the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants and vitamins for a visibly healthier, more radiant appearance. Promotes a firm, youthful look, while supporting elasticity and helping to protect the skin from environmental damage." - Tata Harper

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

Tata Harper's Rejuvenating Serum is packaged in a beautiful green glass bottle with a gold cap. There is a pump dispenser, and I like to use 2 pumps all over my face every morning. This serum is a white cream with a medium consistency - not too thin or thick. There is a slight floral scent to this serum, which is a natural fragrance. Aloe is the second ingredient in this serum, so you know that it's bound to be very hydrating, calming, and nourishing. Olive oil, rose water, Spanish Lavender are other skin-loving ingredients included in this luxurious serum.  

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

I love how this serum gives a nice natural glow to my skin. Since this formula is a bit thinner, I do still definitely need to use a moisturizer afterwards. This formula sinks into my skin quickly, and you can apply your moisturizer immediately after using this serum. My skin also feels a bit firmer since I started using Tata Harper's Rejuvenating Serum, but you might be able to notice more drastic changes if you have more mature skin. 

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

I've been loving this luxurious serum from Tata Harper. I think that this formula would work well for anyone with dull or ageing skin. This is a very pricey product, but I do believe that skin care is the one place that is always worth the investment. Have you tried any products from Tata Harper before? What serum are you currently using?

Tata Harper is available at Shoppers & Murale in Canada. 

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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I'm back with Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum* ($26 CAD/0.15 oz). I've always been curious about the berry toned shades of the Sugar Lip Treatment line, and Plum is described as a "sheer sensual plum" colour by Sephora. With a description like that, how could I not be intrigued?

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum

"Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. Sweet and tart black currant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays." - Sephora

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum

Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatments come packaged beautifully in metal tubes that twist up. The tubes are colour-coded to match the shade of the lip balm, making it easy to find the right shade in a hurry. These balms have a citrus scent that I really like, but you might want to give it a sniff before purchasing to make sure that you like it too.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum

Plum is a very sheer berry toned colour with a very shiny finish. This is definitely more in the category of tinted lip balm rather than lipstick. Fresh's Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments seem to vary in pigmentation, so there should be something for everyone's taste in this line. I do wish that this shade was a little bit more pigmented, but it's still a nice berry colour that's easy to apply on the go. 

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum on Lips

This formula contains SPF 15, so it's perfect for year-round wear! This balm feels very thick and creamy, and it hydrates my lips for about 4 hours before I need to reapply. Since this balm is so creamy, it does have a tendency to get soft when it's hot out. This isn't something that I would feel comfortable leaving in the car on a hot day, as it probably will melt.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Plum Swatch

Overall, these lip balms from Fresh are such a pampering product. They are very expensive at $26 a pop, but you get what you pay for. I think that these would make a great gift, and there are 10 different shades to choose from! I have a few more shades to share with you, so check back for those reviews! :) Have you tried any of Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatments? Which shade is your favourite?


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Monday, 25 August 2014

I Love Cosmetics Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

Today I'm back with another I Love Cosmetics product, their Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème*! I loved their Strawberries & Cream Nourishing Body Butter, so of course I was excited to try out another product from the brand. I've been using this product solely as a shower gel, since I unfortunately don't have a bath tub!

I Love Cosmetics Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

"Feel invigorated with a burst of yummy raspberry and delicious blackberry.

All our bubble bath & shower crèmes include our unique skin softening vitamin complex to help moisturise and keep skin soft and supple. Oh and just for good luck we've added natural extracts of raspberry and blackberry to help you feel invigorated. Yippee! For the record our fabulous products are Soap Free, Paraben Free and pH Balanced." - I Love Cosmetics

I Love Cosmetics Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

This shower gel has a thinner consistency, but it still lathers up really nicely! I've been using this shower gel on a loofah to get even more bubbles. This scent is just incredible, and that's coming from someone who normally doesn't love the scent of raspberries & blackberries. This scent is sweet, fruity, and super yummy. The scent does linger lightly on my skin for a few hours after showering. My skin is left feeling lightly hydrated and cleansed. 

If you enjoy fruity scents, then you'll love this shower gel! The scent is amazing, the formula lathers nicely, and gets the job done. I Love Cosmetics will be available exclusively at Shoppers Drug mart in Canada. Have you tried out anything from the brand?

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

When Anastasia Beverly Hills' Pro Pencil* ($23 CAD @ Murale) first arrived in my mailbox, I was unsure of what exactly it was. After doing some research, I realized that this is a multi-purpose product. You can use this pencil to prime your lids, conceal dark circles, highlight, cover brow hairs, etc. Well, as with most multi-purpose products, I found that the Pro Pencil was better at some tasks than others. Read on to hear my full thoughts on this new product!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

"Conceal blemishes, dark circles, and flaws. Highlight the brows, face and eyes. Cover brow hairs as they grow back in. Line your lips and even prime your lids for eye shadow. Pro Pencil does the work of 5 makeup bag must-haves in one portable pencil." - Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

Anastasia Beverly Hills' Pro Pencil is quite short in length, and it has a pointed tip. This pointed tip works really well to line the waterline and cover brow hairs, but it's not the ideal shape for some other tasks. The pointed edge makes it difficult to use to conceal dark under eye circles, and to prime your lids. You will need a jumbo sharpener to keep this pencil sharp.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

Unfortunately, this pencil doesn't work well as a primer on my eyes. My shadows were creased and faded after just 2 hours, so I was pretty disappointed with that. I do like using this as a concealer, and it does a good job covering up redness and dark circles. I found that this product moves around easily, so you'll need to reapply it often, or use a great setting powder. I've also used this pencil to help define my brows. You can draw right underneath your brow arch to really help give some definition and shape to your brows. If you're in-between brow waxes, you can use this pencil to cover up your new brow hairs. I find that this shade is just a bit too dark to match my natural skin tone, but when it's blended out I can make it work. There are two shades available, and I've been using Base 1 (the lighter shade). 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil Swatch

Overall, this pencil has a million different uses, but it didn't really excel at any of them (in my opinion). I wish that this product were more long-lasting, as that would help make it a better concealer and primer. If you've tried out the Pro Pencil, I would love to hear how you use it, and all of your tips and tricks!

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