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I Gave Myself a Caviar Manicure

…using Dior’s Jewel Manicure Duo which is out as part of their Golden Winter 2013 collection. The instructions are simple: apply gold nail polish included in the kit, and after applying the second coat immediately tap the clear mini beads directly on to the nail letting excess fall into tray provided. Let dry. I did […]

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Give The Gift of Body Butter: “You Butter Watch Out”

You know what I thought when I unwrapped this trio of full-sized Bliss Body Butters? “Heck yes!” Seriously, the Bliss Body Butter formula is maybe the best body butter formula ever.  Not only is it thick and creamy (like all body butters should be), but it is super smooth and completely absorbs into skin with […]

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Aerin Winter 2013 Collection: Midnight Color

…so I’ve slowly come to love Aerin Lauder Beauty.  If you’re the kind of person who likes wearable basics, and always need to update, this is the line to check out.  There will always be a wearable natural lip, a pop of colour, easy shades for cheeks, and natural sandy tones for the eyes.  Think […]

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MAC Divine Night Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfectly Poised for Holiday 2013 Review

This winter, MAC includes three Mineralize Skinfinishes ($38.50) in their Divine Night Holiday collection. Each Skinfinish features two shades in the pan. I have this in Perfectly Poised which is a very light golden shimmer paired with an almost coppery bronze. MAC describes it as: “bronzy coral with golden tones / creamy beige with pinkish […]

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The Body Shop Advent Calendar

…so I’m writing about this a little late, but it’s not too late to get your hands on The Body Shop’s Advent Calendar, and take it to your workplace, because I guarantee that it’s going to drive everyone BANANAS.  I’ve never seen people get so excited about mini tubs of moisturizer and little heart-shaped bars […]

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Bobbi Brown Smokey Warm Eye Palette

Here’s a good reason to invest in Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes – Absolutely No Fall Out!  It’s pretty amazing, actually, especially considering the fact that there is a glitter shade in the Smokey palettes and glitter usually falls out.  Not in this case! This winter, Bobbi Brown has brought out a Smokey eyeshadow palette in […]

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Give Good Gifts: Palettes

The conundrum we run into every year: what to give our friends who love makeup but probably have so much but wouldn’t mind some more. We want to gift them something unique and fun and something they can actually play with! Enter: Stila 2013 Holiday collection inspired by Stila’s own vintage artistry. Back when the […]

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Unexpected Stocking Stuffers

One of my favourite part of holiday get-togethers? Holiday crackers: the ones you pull apart with a friend and the winner gets the gift inside. Now, following the creation of beauty-themed advent calenders, there are now holiday cosmetic crackers from Quo! These crackers are filled with mini lip glosses and eye shadows instead of things […]

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Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947 Swatch

Here’s my swatch of Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947. It’s been my go-to colour for the past few weeks – I basically love deep dark colours in the winter, especially in a creme finish, and when this landed on my doorstep I knew it was a winner. Two coats works really well for opaque coverage. […]

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Blush for Days: Nars x Guy Bourdin LE One Night Stand Cheek Palette

This has been the year of HAC: Highlighting and Contouring, and this fall particularly, we’ve given you so many ways that you can practice this art on your own. And now we’d like to share one more amazing tool that can help you get chiseled cheekbones without too much trouble: it’s all thanks to the […]

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