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Formula X Nail Polish Is Amazing!

I just tried my very first Formula X Nail Colour last night and I am so impressed with it! I had always seen the brand while browsing at Sephora but I never really paid any attention to it. The other day I made an order online and there was a Formula X shade in the sale section that was calling my name so I added it to my cart. I didn’t know what to expect but now that I have tried it I am really impressed.

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

The shade I got is called Impeccable and it’s described as a cocoa bisque on the Sephora site. It actually is a soft, pale mauve shade which is really nice and neutral. It isn’t quite nude but it has a bit of a pink/beige tone to it. You can check out all of the shades here at sephora.ca.

The formula is what really blew me away. For such a light colour I was anticipating a few coats to get it opaque but with one coat it was perfect. The formula was smooth and applied so easily. It was pretty much a one stroke wonder. It also dried super fast and even though I bumped my nail about 30 seconds after painting it, there was no dent, scratch, smudge, or anything!

With a crazy fast formula, flawless application, and a huge range of colours I will definitely be picking up more Formula X Nail Colour soon.

Sephora Wishlist: Fall 2014

Another season has come along and I have been switching up my outfits to go with the cool weather, but my beauty routine is still leaning towards summer. I have started wearing a few seasonal lipstick shades, such as these beautiful berry picks and these classic nude lipsticks, but that isn’t enough.  I’m ready for some Fall looks and new products to try, so naturally I’ve been browsing Sephora online in my spare time.

I have been eyeing so many pretty products lately and I just don’t know which ones to splurge on. My bank account says none but that probably won’t happen, so I want your help. Here are a few of the beauty products I have been daydreaming about, so if any of you have these items (or other suggestions) please share your thoughts in the comments. I need a full team of beauties to help me pick my next purchase!

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

Sephora Wishlist for Fall 2014

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Color Stick, $35. First of all the packaging of this is beyond adorable! I can’t get over how cute and chic this looks. I love the little coloured tip to show the shade, and the silver tube is so stylish. I would love to walk around with one of the babies in my purse, but there are nine pretty shades and I can’t decide one which one I want. If you’ve tried one of these which shade do you like best?

2. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $48. I recently tried my first Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows and I fell in love, so now I want to try more shades. This palette has some great Fall colours that I could use for day and night looks.

3. Prada Candy Florale, $85. I love the original Prada Candy fragrance and I like florals, so this seems like a combination i would definitely enjoy. Plus I’m ready to switch up my Fall scent for something a little bolder.

4. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $26. Chapped lips aren’t cute so a lip polish would be great to gently exfoliate and keep my pucker smooth and soft. This sugar scrub has real brown sugar crystals and shea butter, so it helps nourish dry lips and refresh them.

5. Clinique Cheek Pop, $24. These blushes look so bold and bright, and the floral pattern is so cute. I have heard great things about these so I am definitely interested in trying one out.

There you have it, my wishlist for Fall. You can find all these products to browse at or buy for yourself at sephora.ca so check them out and tell me what you think! Have you tried any of these beauty products? I really want to hear your thoughts, or suggestions for other products, to switch up my Fall look. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my picks!

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

These are by far the best eye shadows I have ever tried in my entire life. I cannot rave enough about how phenomenal they feel and how well they apply. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are like none that I have ever had before, and I cannot believe what I was missing all this time.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

These shadows are made with gel-powder formula which offers intense colour payoff and some serious pigment. They come in a variety of finishes, including matte, metallic, satin, and iridescent. They glide on so smoothly and are able to be blended, layered, and so much more.

In honour of Make Up For Ever’s 30th Anniversary the brand has released a new “Artist Shadow” Eye Shadow Collection, which has 210 new shadows in 5 different finishes. With the amount of colour options here there is no way you won’t find one (or ten) that catch your eye!

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

The two shadows I have to show you today are I-212 Periwinkle, an iridescent light blue that is super bold and beautiful, and ME-224 Navy Blue, a metallic dark blue with a subtle shimmer. Both of these blue shadows are seriously stunning, and although the colours are gorgeous it’s the formula that has me head over heels. The feel of these shadows is so lightweight and soft, and the way they glide right onto my skin in amazing. You can tell that these shadows are extremely high quality, and at $24 each it’s no wonder why.

Check out the rest of the shadows over at sephora.ca and excuse me while I go daydream about which ones I will be buying. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are by far the best eye shadows I have ever used and I highly recommend everyone splurging on at least one of these incredible shadows.

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!

Sephora Wish List: July

It’s that time of year again when I start browsing at all the pretty new products Sephora has and I start compiling a wish list for myself. There’s so many things I want to check out and a bunch of products I have heard great reviews for, so I have quite the wishlist.

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Check out the products I’m pining for this month.

1. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, $25. This lipstick looks amazing. It’s essentially a liquid form of lipstick so it’s shiny like a gloss but stays on like a stain. The perfect hybrid to last through hot summer days.

2. LANCÔME Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $55. I’m super interested in this palette in the Pink Envy shade, since it has some fresh summer colours that are quite similar to the Pantone Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I also think these shades would look good on tanned skin and brown eyes, so it’s perfect for me.

3. Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara, $28. What an interesting concept.. this mascara has two wands so your lashes go in between them to get full coverage. Out of sheer curiosity this one made the list.

4. Kat Von D Shade Shifter Set, $18. Shade shifting eye shadow? Sign me up. These shadows have chameleon-like colours that change shades in different lights. They can also be used in a more dramatic way when activated by water. The possibilities seem endless with these shadows.

5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss, $22. I have always wanted to try an OCC Lip Tar but with this being a glossy version that’s even more exciting. Said to be more translucent than the original Lip Tar stains, this one seems like it could be more of an everyday product.

If you have any of these or have any helpful comments I would love to hear your opinions, so please don’t be shy!

 

Summer Music Festival Makeup Picks

There are a lot of everyday beauty products that are more prominent in the summer, such as lip balm, sunscreen, and waterproof mascara, but for special events sometimes you need a little something extra. I have two beauty products that are my go-to choices for a fun summer music festival, and with Digital Dreams coming up this weekend I wanted to share my picks with all of you.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

For a bright, bold, and attention-getting eye I like to use coloured glitter all over my lids. Since it’s hot and sweaty in the summer you definitely need something to make this stick, so a glittery shadow with a built in primer is the perfect choice. The Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer is a great solution for a festive eye look that’s simple to do and lasts all day. This two-in-one has a sticky eye shadow primer in the flip top, and loose glitter eyeshadow underneath. The shade I have is 01 Aqua, which makes my brown eyes totally pop.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

The other product I’m packing for summer music festivals is the Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Pink Shock. This super soft, moisturizing lip balm packs a punch of colour and gives me a bold pink pout. It’s easy to reapply throughout the day and keeps my lips soft and safe from the sun with ingredients such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

These two products on their own are quick ways to amp up your makeup look at any summer event, but put together they create a totally fun festival look which will be perfect to dance the day away at Digital Dreams.

Melt-Proof Eyeliner For Fun in the Sun

For a long day in the summer heat you need makeup that is melt-proof and long-lasting. Whether it’s an all day music festival or just an afternoon at the beach, a bold eyeliner is the perfect touch of casual colour.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils

The colours shown above from left to right are Black Purple 6L, Blue With Green Highlights 12L, and Champagne 23L.

Whenever I need an eyeliner that lasts I reach for the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils. These glide on super smoothly, are easy to smudge for a different look, and last all day. These liners are waterproof and they stay put through the summer sun, surf, and sweat.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils

They come in a wide variety of colours so you can find something subtle or bold and bright that will last you through the summer. You can check them out here at sephora.ca