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Two Great Eye Shadows From The Body Shop

These two eye shadows are my favourite shades from The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow line. The shades are 210 Bronze Bliss and 415 Midnight Flirt. They both have a bit of shimmer, lots of pigment, and gorgeous colour that works for day and night!

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows are bold colours with a silky texture. They can be used wet or dry, and have either a pearlescent or matte finish depending on the shade. They cost $10 each but sometimes there are sales or promotions so keep an eye out for deals! These shadows would make great stocking stuffers too.

Bronze Bliss is a really bright and bold shimmery gold shade. It has a ton of pigment and a great finish. It looks like liquid bronze and has an awesome metallic look that would be the perfect accent for a holiday beauty look. I love how intense it is and can see this shadow being great for and all-over shade, or for an accent shade with lots of browns and neutral shadows.

Midnight Flirt is an indigo grey shade with a little less shimmer. It still has a metallic look to it, but more muted and neutral. It would be great for a smoky eye look and I think it works really well with my brown eyes. It looks a little like denim in the packaging, with a blue hint, but the shadow shows up with more of a purple hint to it on my skin.

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The line of shadows from The Body Shop has a ton of other great shades, and now that I know how good the formula is on these two I am definitely going to be checking out some other shadows. They’re pigmented with bold colours, silky smooth to apply, and have a really pretty range of shades. If you’re looking for some new shadows this season then be sure to check out The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows, which you can find online here at thebodyshop.ca!

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Berry Lips: Beautiful Lip Products That Are Perfect For Fall

The weather is getting crisp and cool, and that means it’s time for sweater weather and dark lipstick! It’s sad to say summer is officially over but I’m pretty excited about cozy clothes and boots so it’s not that bad. Aside from Fall fashions I also am excited about the other things Fall brings – lots of tea, movie nights with my man, and of course Fall beauty trends!

One of the biggest changes for Fall beauty is the darker lipsticks that come out. Beautiful berry shades start popping up when the weather gets cold, and to get you ready for this pretty Fall trend I have rounded up a bunch of beautiful berry shades you should check out!

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Keep in mind that berry shades can range in tone from being more purple-based or red, so check out which ones you like best for your skin tone. Both are equally as pretty but some berry hues can end up looking more like grape juice instead of wine.

Sephora Collection Nano Lip Pencil in 09 Pleasant Plum: This nano lip liner is perfect to outline one of the pretty berry lipsticks below, or to use as a full coverage product. Using a lip liner all over your lips will make it last longer than regular lipstick. Check out this super-pigmented lip liner here.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in 186 Berry Persistent: This lipstick stain is glossy and wet looking, but lasts for hours. It’s hydrating and packed with pigment so you get the best of both worlds – a lasting stain and a lightweight gloss. Check it out here to learn more.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lip Color in 410 Blissful Berry: This is a traditional lipstick that is super opaque and smooth. It applies like a dream and delivers a bold punch of colour in one simple swipe. Check out this creamy lipstick here.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 255 Jam Twist: This gloss and balm hybrid is moisturizing. light, and extremely smooth. It’s more sheer than a lipstick but still offers the right shade of berry in a less opaque product. Check out my review of these balms here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107: This matte lipstick lasts for hours and looks amazing. It has a smooth formula and intense colour that looks great with the matte finish. The Kate Moss lipsticks are my go-to lip products and this one is no exception. Check out my full post on these lipsticks here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 09: This is like the non-matte twin sister of the Kate Moss Matte lipstick. This is another beautiful berry shade that has the same smooth formula and long-lasting pigment. Another perfect lip product from the Rimmel London lineup. Check it out here.

L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

There you have it, 6 stunning lip products that will last you all season. Get a gorgeous berry hue with any of these products alone, or combine them to create your own look.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about looking too much like Lorde you can lighten up any lipstick by dabbing it on with your fingers instead of applying it directly.

Do you have a favourite berry lipstick shade? Did I miss a great one in my roundup? Leave a comment and let me know!

Manicure Monday: The Number One Nail Polish You Need For Fall 2014

Not ready for summer to be over yet? Me either.

Luckily there’s a nail polish that can cure your blues and bring you one of the prettiest polishes you’ll ever see. OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? from the Fall 2014 Nordic Collection is the only nail polish you need this season. It is absolutely stunning and borders between a neon bright and a classic creme.

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?

Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? is a gorgeous blue-based purple and it is seriously bright. I’m honestly not a fan of purple in general but as soon as I saw this colour I knew I needed it in my life. It’s hard to describe because it’s both a bright shade of purple and deep shade of purple. Totally unique combination and I don’t have anything else like it in my stash of 500 nail polishes (no I’m not joking) so that means it’s quite special.

Another great thing about this shade is that it was a breeze to apply. It took two coats and applied smoothly.  It was pretty shiny on it’s own so I skipped the top coat.

Even though I’m not a purple fan in general I could not stop staring at this while I was wearing it. It’s quickly made it’s way into my top 20 list and that’s also very hard to do with over 500 bottles of competition. Whether you like purple or not I definitely recommenced checking this one out as soon as you can.

CND Modern Folklore Collection

Get ready to fall in love with the new Modern Folklore Collection by CND. This set of six shades is available in the Weekly Vinylux System, which means no need for a base coat and your nails stay super shiny for a full week! If that wasn’t enough to catch your interest, then take a look at the gorgeous Fall colour choices. All of these shades are so rich and perfectly fitting to the sweater-weather season. 

The six shades are shown below, from left to right: Indigo Frock, Locket Love, Crimson Sash, Rose Brocade, Fine Vermilion, and Plum Paisley. 

CND Modern Folklore Weekly Vinylux Polish

CND Modern Folklore Weekly Vinylux Polish

Some of the most stunning ones are actually quite unique, such as Locket Love, a super pale gold metallic. It was pretty light and it took three coats for a good opacity, but it’s unlike any other polish I own.. I own over 500 bottles so that’s kind of a big deal! Locket Love is flashy and fashionable, and perfect for any day when you need a little extra bling. 

Crimson Sash is a shimmery dark red that just scream holidays and hot chocolate. It’s smooth and luxurious and definitely a staple shade to have in the cold weather. Indigo Frock is just as smooth and stunning. It’s a very dark blue that verges on grey/black, and it looks like your favourite pair of dark jeans just melted into one amazing bottle of polish. 

Although I’ve been obsessing over those three shades the three remaining ones (Fine Vermilion, Rose Brocade, and Plum Paisley) are just as amazing. Each of these six shades is a Fall classic and will be perfect to pair with a cozy sweater and boots. The CND Modern Folklore Collection for Fall 2014 hit the nail on the head and delivered six pretty polishes you won’t want to miss! 

Go On a Morrocan Vacation With the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Moroccan Spice Market Collection

With rich colours and exotic shades the new Sally Hansen limited edition Insta-Dri Moroccan Spice Market collection will have you dreaming of a sunny vacation. These quick-drying polishes are bold, bright, and perfect for hot summer days and sexy summer nights.

Sally Hansen Moroccan Spice Market Collection

Sally Hansen Moroccan Spice Market Collection

The incredible Insta-Dri formula is famous for it’s 60 second dry time and great opaque shades. Most only need one coat to get an intense colour, and with the ease of application you’ll be able to switch up your look in no time.

Sally Hansen Moroccan Spice Market Collection

Sally Hansen Moroccan Spice Market Collection

From left to right the shades shown are Sizzlin’ Saffron, Poppin’ Paprika, Surspice,and Pep In Your Step. Each of these shades are gorgeous, rich, and great for fingers or toes. The colours compliment each other but still offer a bold range of shades to choose from, so pick up one, two, or the whole set and start sporting some spicy summer manis soon!

 

My One True Lipstick Love: The Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipsticks

When you find a good lipstick you’ve gotta stick with it, right? I found my one true lipstick love a few years ago and have been using it multiple times a week ever since. It started with one perfect bright red, and my collection has now grown to include purple, fuchsia, and even a nude shade in the same formula. The Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipsticks are my all-time favourite lipstick line and I am one hundred percent obsessed with them.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipsticks

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipsticks

Currently I have 8 of the regular shades and 3 matte ones in my collection, however I’m sure I’ll add to those soon enough. These lipsticks have an incredible formula, an amazing colour range, and a fresh sweet scent too! They also last for hours and feel great on my lips. They aren’t drying and they apply super smoothly, what more could you want from a lipstick? Oh, and did you notice the chic black tube with the red Kate Moss signature on the cap! I can’t help but feel just a little fancier whenever I pull one of these out of my purse.

If I could only have one lipstick brand for the rest of my life, this would be it. That’s a heavy statement but it’s totally true.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick Swatches

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick Swatches

From left to right the shades shown swatched on my arm as as follows: 10, 01, 04, 06, 03, 09, 11, and 12. Don’t ask about the strange order… my arm is a lot shorter than I thought it was.

All of these shades are phenomenal and I wear them often, but a few stand out as my go-to shades for a Friday night downtown, a date with my boyfriend, or an important event like an interview.

Shade 01 is the ultimate red lipstick and I know I can quickly swipe that on for any evening out. This one is a staple in my purse and pretty much my most-used lipstick of all time.

Shade 04 is the incredible purple that can turn amp up any outfit and add some seriously chic edge in an instant. This one is less frequently used, but when it is it’s a show-stopper for sure.

Shade 12 is a fresh orange/coral colour that is great for Spring and Summer. It’s bright and pretty but not too crazy or demanding like the red or purple.

With their incredible formula and great range of shades these Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipsticks are seriously something to check out. If you don’t already have one (or 8) then you need to get out there right now and pick one up.

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The Perfect Mauve Lipstick I Never Knew I Needed

Do you every find a beauty product that you totally love but didn’t even know you needed it until you had it? Well I found that recently with a lipstick that I stumbled upon during my lipstick drawer organization (which you can see here). I didn’t know I was a fan of mauve lipstick until now, but now I can’t imagine my world without such a great mauve lip colour!

Maybelline New York ColorSensational LipColor in Magnificent Mauve is the prettiest mauve lipstick I have ever seen. I didn’t even know what mauve was until I got this beauty. The colour is fantastic and has an ‘almost everyday but not quite‘ kind of feel to it.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational LipColor in Magnificent Mauve

Maybelline New York ColorSensational LipColor in Magnificent Mauve

Magnificent Mauve is a blue toned shade that has just the right combination of purple and pink to make the pretty mauve shade. On my tanned skin it looked more towards the purple side, where as when my Mom tried it on her lighter skin it looked more like a dusty rose pink shade.

This lipstick is just what I have been looking for since I can get away with it on a normal day at the office, but it also has a little more interest to it. The mauve hue makes it look like and edgy purple lipstick but super toned down. I’m the only one of my friends who would wear this, but it isn’t too out there that I look crazy. This shade is the perfect combination of unique yet still wearable, and I will definitely be reaching for it frequently this summer.