Friday, 17 April 2015

Deborah Lippmann Like Dreamers Do

Happy Friday friends! Today I have a polish to share with you from Deborah Lippmann's new Whisper Spring 2015 Collection! This collection is comprised of sheer nudes, which aren't typically my cup of tea, but I'm always open. I've been wearing Like Dreamers Do* to see if I can be converted from my typical bright tips to a sheer look. 

Deborah Lippmann Like Dreamers Do

"Whisper-Spring 2015 Collection .Soft. Elegant. Understated.Shhh. A quiet collection of whisper light colors that are clean and understated yet modern and refined. As easy to apply as they are to wear, all four shades float over nails with soft, light, effortless elegance. Serenity is chic." - Murale

Deborah Lippmann's Like Dreamers Do is a pale sheer pink with beige undertones. I used three coats for a more pigmented finish, but this polish will never be completely opaque, no matter how many coats you use. I found this formula really easy to work with - no problems with streaks, ridges, etc. And this formula dried surprisingly quickly, even with three coats!

Deborah Lippmann Like Dreamers Do

Sheer polishes can be really hit or miss in terms of the formulation. Thankfully, Deborah Lippmann's Like Dreamers Do has a great formula, so it will be a good option for anyone who is looking for a new everyday sheer polish. 

Are you a fan of sheer or bright polishes?

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

Kosmea's Replenishing Moisture Cream* ($39.99 CAD/50mL) has been a recent addition to my skin care routine, but I've quickly fallen for this day moisturizer! I've tried a few products from this Australian brand, and I haven't been disappointed yet. If you're looking for a no nonsense, simple yet effective moisturizer, then this is the one for you.

Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

"Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream is like a multi-vitamin pill for the skin and the perfect base for make-up.

Benefits:
  • Restore your skin’s youthful radiance and elasticity with this hydrating daily moisture cream
  • Organic rose hip oil nurtures the skin with skin-protecting antioxidants and essential fatty acids whilst carrot oil provides a natural source of Vitamin A to help improve tine and elasticity
  • Horsetail and nettle extract aid in rebuilding collagen, plumping out fine lines and wrinkles, at the same time antioxidant green tea extract protects against the signs of aging - Skin is rehydrated, replenished and ready to face the day
  • A great moisturiser for all skin types including sensitive" - Well.ca
Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

This moisturizer comes packaged in a simple white and blue squeeze tube. This tube isn't too bulky, there's just something about it that I really like! This moisturizer itself is a thick white cream, with a faint white tea scent to it. I love that while this moisturizer is very creamy and hydrating, it isn't oily or greasy, and it absorbs into my skin quickly. This formula provides a full day of moisture, it's been working wonders for my combination skin. My only complaint is that this cream does not include any SPF, so you'll have to get that sun protection from another source. 

Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

Another winner from the Australian skincare brand Kosmea! Have you tried any products from this brand? If so, leave your recommendations in a comment below! :)

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten

I'm definitely a lip gloss girl - I love lipstick, but I have to admit that I find gloss an easier option for everyday wear. I especially love sheer, easy to apply without a mirror-type glosses, and I think that I have found a new favourite! Stila's Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten* ($32 CAD/3.3mL) is a beautiful shimmering sheer gloss with a creamy, smooth formula. 

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten

"Introducing the next generation in Stila’s metallic makeup line-up. Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss is a revolutionary metallic lip lacquer with an intense, multidimensional finish. Inspired by the runway, our cutting edge formula is infused with conditioners and micro-fine pearls that leave lips with a luxurious, satin-shimmer finish. It is Stila’s modern metallics, at its finest." - Murale

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten

Stila's Magnificent Metals Lip Glosses are package in simple clear tubes with a silver cap. There's also beautiful gold detailing around the rim, but unfortunately the gold does rub off quite quickly, leaving a rather cheap look. Stila is a high-end brand, and for a $32 lip gloss I have to admit that I was a bit disappointment with the lackluster packaging. 

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten

Packaging aside, I really do love this lip gloss! There is a faint vanilla scent to this formula, which I absolutely adore. This gloss glides on smoothly, and the shimmer is so finely milled that you can't feel it at all on your lips. I love that this formula isn't sticky, but it also isn't very long wearing. I find myself having to reapply every 2-3 hours, sooner after eating or drinking. Kitten is a beautiful shimmery gloss, but don't expect a super pigmented colour from this gloss. I like it because it's an easy everyday lip gloss that will work with pretty much any make up look. I've been keeping this gloss in my purse, and it's been my go-to lip product for the past few weeks!

Stila Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss in Kitten

I'm definitely wanting to try out another shade from Stila's Magnificent Metals Lip Gloss line - I have my eyes on Pink Sapphire! Have you tried out any of these glosses before? I feel like they don't get a lot of love in the blogging world, but hopefully you've at least heard of this line before!

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Azzaro Pour Elle Eau de Parfum

You all must know by now that I'm a sucker for pretty perfume bottles. Azzaro Pour Elle* ($70 CAD/50mL) is packaged in a stunning bottle, and the scent has also quickly captured my heart. There are three components to this new fragrance: Solar Burst, Magnetic Seduction, and Sensual Sillage. 

Azzaro Pour Elle EDP

"Inspired by Azzaro's classic couture pieces, Azzaro Pour Elle is the definition of luxury and femininity. A floral woody and amber fragrance, it is a powerful scent of seduction just like its counterpart, Azzaro Pour Homme." - The Bay

Azzaro Pour Elle EDP
Seriously, how gorgeous is this bottle?!

This clear bottle has a thin band of sparkling crystals right under the cap. I absolutely love this delicate detail - it's nothing over the top, but it definitely transforms this bottle into a thing of pure beauty. Thankfully, the fragrance itself is also a real winner. The first notes that hit you are described as Solar Burst - fresh & exhilarating cardamom blended with rosy, tangy and sparkling accord. The scent then develops into the Magnetic Seduction phase, which is made up of floral rose and lily notes. The final layer of this fragrance is Sensual Sillage, a combination of alibanum incense and cashmere wood. 

Azzaro Pour Elle is, in my opinion, the perfect date night fragrance. Every time I wear this scent, Dylan comments on it, saying that I smell amazing. This perfume is sensual, seductive, and enchanting. You only need one spritz of this fragrance, as it is fairly strong, so the bottle will last you quite a while. And when you do run out you'll be pleased to find out that this perfume comes in a refillable bottle! 

Azzaro Pour Elle EDP

If you enjoy sexy fragrances, then you'll absolutely love this new offering from Azzaro. Azzaro Pour Elle is available at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Sears, Familiprix, Brunet and Uniprix in Canada. 

What's your go-to date night fragrance?

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Shop Free for a Year with Schick!

Schick Shop Free for a Year

I've always fantasized of being able to go on an all expenses paid shopping spree (who hasn't?!), and now Schick is giving us the opportunity to live out that dream with their new promotion! Schick is giving you the chance to win the ultimate prize of a $15,000 prepaid Visa gift card, which you can spend however you choose. Even if you aren't the grand prize winner, there are over 2,450 additional prizes to be won! So, how do you enter? It's incredibly easy - specially marked Schick products in Canada will have pink stickers on them, each with their own unique codes. Simply enter that code online at www.wesetyoufree.ca, and you're in the running!

You can also enter without purchase, by writing a 50 word essay on “Why Schick® makes terrific razors” on a plain piece of paper. Hand-print your full name, complete mailing address (including postal code), daytime telephone number (including area code), include a self addressed postage paid envelope and mail to: The Schick Shop Free for a Year Grand Prize Draw and Instant Win Promotion (Request for No Purchase unique PIN number), Dept 3172, Box 9500 Lakeshore West PO, Oakville ON, L6K 0G4. Requests must be received on or before October 01, 2015 to allow sufficient time for postage. Limit of one (1) Unique PIN number mail-in request per outer envelope with sufficient postage.

The promotion runs from April 01, 2015 and will end at 11:59:59 PM ET on June 30, 2015.

Shop Free for a Year with Schick!

You'll definitely want to follow @FreeYourSkinCa on Twitter, as there will be weekly giveaways from the account every Tuesday! Schick will also be running a fun Twitter party towards the end of April, where you'll have chances to win great prizes - stay tuned for more on that!


My favourite Schick product is definitely their Intuition razors - the built in moisture bar let's you skip the shaving cream! I've been using these razors for years, and I would definitely recommend trying it out for yourself - make sure you purchase one with the pink sticker & pin code to enter yourself into the contest!

What would you do with $15,000 to spend?!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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