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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

Dr. Roebuck's Pure Body opener

Dr. Roebuck's Pure Body opener

Over 30 years ago, Australian brand Dr Roebuck’s first introduced to the world a skincare product line for all things precious; building upon that original cream is the new Pure Body(CAN $24.05/250 ml), a super nourishing and hydrating body moisturizer. Evolved from the Dr Roebuck’s original ‘Pure’ formula and specifically made to provide the most intense nourished feel to the skin, some of…

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Yves Saint Laurent | Couture Palette Bleus Lumière (LE), Summer 2014

Yves Saint Laurent | Couture Palette Bleus Lumière (LE), Summer 2014

YSL Bleus Lumiere 4

YSL Bleus Lumiere opener

The recently released Bleus Lumière Collection for Summer 2014 from Yves Saint Laurent, is a beautifully curated makeup grouping (the nail polishes of this collection have been reviewed here), inspired by the myriad shades of blue and the way light plays off this sensual hue. The undoubted star of this collection, is the exquisite Couture Palette in Blues Lumière, with its vivid and yet…

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YSL | #50 Bleu Celadon & #51 Bleu Cyclades, Bleus Lumière Collection Summer 2014

YSL | #50 Bleu Celadon & #51 Bleu Cyclades, Bleus Lumière Collection Summer 2014

YSL Bleu Celadon & Bleu Cyclades opener

YSL Bleu Celadon & Bleu Cyclades opener

For Summer 2014, Creative Director Make-Up for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Lloyd Simmonds, referenced the brand’s archives and M. Saint Laurent’s legendary love of the colour blue to create the Bleus Lumière Collection - filled with the dazzling heat of the season and the way light plays off water. The two limited edition shades of Lacque Couture in #51 Bleu Celadon and #52 Bleu Cycladesare…

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Elizabeth Arden | Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powders (LE)

Elizabeth Arden | Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powders (LE)

EA Summer Escape Bronzing Powders opener

EA Summer Escape Bronzing Powders opener

Created with the incredibly talented Rebecca Restrepo, Global Makeup Artist of Elizabeth Arden – an absolutely lovely woman that I’ve had the immense pleasure of personally meeting (and picking her brain!), the Pure Finish Bronzing Powders in Warm Glow 01 & Deep Glow 02 released with the limited edition Summer Escape Collection, have turned out to be the biggest surprise hits for me. Upon…

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Shu Uemura | Petal Lash Mascara, Eye Event Summer 2014 Collection

Shu Uemura | Petal Lash Mascara, Eye Event Summer 2014 Collection

shu uemura petal lash mascara opener

shu uemura petal lash mascara opener

With a brush head shape inspired by the pistil of a flower, the new Petal Lash Mascara (CAN $29.00) from Shu Uemura (Summer 2014 Eye Event), looks nothing like the type of mascara I usually tend towards (the bushier-headed variety), but after just a few wearings, has earned itself a permanent place in my beauty arsenal. Created with a unique new formula that is meant to give curl as well as…

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NARS |Nail Polish 2014, reformulated

NARS |Nail Polish 2014, reformulated

NARS 2014 lacquers opener

NARS 2014 lacquers opener

NARS introduces their newly reformulated and revamped nail polish collection – 43 shades in all (CAN $23.00 each), with 19 new colours included in the lineup. For years now, the nail lacquers of this brand have flown under most peoples’ radar, overshadowed by the sometimes overwhelming releases of both mass-market and other high end labels. That being said, there have been several NARS shades…

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L’Oréal Paris | Miss Manga by Voluminous Mascara

L’Oréal Paris | Miss Manga by Voluminous Mascara

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara opener

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara opener

I don’t know about you, but mascara is the one beauty product I can’t be without (with blush coming in a close second), and while I’ve always tended to lean towards the higher end brands for my lashes, I’m open to trying others as well. After all, you never know when you’ll fall upon THE ONE. L’Oréal’s Voluminous™ mascara has been getting high marks from users since its launch years ago, and…

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ARTDECO | Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE), Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection

ARTDECO | Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE), Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection

ARTDECO Bronzing Glow Blusher opener

ARTDECO is a brand that’s relatively new to me, but one I’m quickly becoming quite impressed with. Take for example this Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE) from the Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection, and the incredible detail it is infused with – from the beautiful artwork on the compact cover to the product itself, this gorgeous “art-masquerading-as-makeup” piece meets all the criteria for a…

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Nicole by OPI | Seize the Summer Collection 2014 (Limited Edition)

Nicole by OPI | Seize the Summer Collection 2014 (Limited Edition)

NOPI Seize the Summer Collection

NOPI Seize the Summer opener

The latest capsule collection recently launched from Nicole by OPI, is called Seize the Summer, four limited edition lacquers in vivid, flirty, fun hues – and all perfectly curated to capture the essence of Summer.

Now as those of you who follow me probably already know, I consider myself something of a “colour purist” and that my nail art skills are pretty basic at best, but I just couldn’t…

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Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Palettes | Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Palettes | Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman

Revlon Rio Rush Eyeshadow palettes opener

For the Summer 2014 launch of the limited edition Rio Rush Collection, Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, takes inspiration from the vibrancy, passionate music, & intense colour of Brazil’s “Carnaval”. The two limited edition eye shadow palettes shown here, #583 Exotic and #587 Wild, are designed to offer long-wearing, smudge, and crease-proof colour, in sizzling hot tropical hues.

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Guerlain | Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush, 30th Anniversary Edition

Guerlain | Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush, 30th Anniversary Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration opener

As it’s my birthday today, I decided to post something celebratory to mark the occasion: this little beauty I picked up several weeks ago (along with one more item from this collection, the Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Terracotta Le Parfum – review coming soon).

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic Terracotta Bronzing Powder, Guerlain has created a unique and limited edition…

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Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 opener

Essie Bridal 2014 opener

In honour of wedding season, Essie has once again released a small and beautifully curated little collection, Bridal 2014. Consisting of 4 delicate hues, this soft grouping may not be outrageous colour-wise, but is absolutely spot-on for those who want understated elegance.

Essie Bridal 2014

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 macro

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

She Said Yes– A semi sheer off-white hue with ultra…

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MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows opener

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows opener

My last picks from the MAC Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014 Collection (see previous reviews here, here, and here), were the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows (CAN $22.50 each) — all 6 of them. Apart from the jewel-rich hues and the ever-impressive packaging, the formula on each is what really sold me; a liquid to powder finish, with absolutely amazing colour saturation.

The beauty of the Extra…

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Butter London | Lolly Brights Summer 2014

Butter London | Lolly Brights Summer 2014

BL Lolly Brights opener

BL Lolly Brights opener

Butter London introduces 6 vibrant shades for Summer 2014, the Lolly Brights Collection, consisting of 4 glass-flecked shimmery hues and 2 crèmes. Known as much for their incredible formula as well as their provocatively-named lacquers, this grouping has “hot” written all over it, although I can see at least 3 of these shades transitioning beautifully into the cooler months ahead — just not…

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MAC |Aphrodite’s Shell & Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014

MAC |Aphrodite’s Shell & Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders opener

Of the four bronzers released with MAC’s Alluring Aquatic Collection, I picked up Aphrodite’s Shell and Delphic, both limited edition and which come in the Extra Dimension ‘liquid powder’ formula (the other 2 bronzers of the collection, Golden & Refined Golden, are part of the regular lineup and as such are available year-round at a slightly lower price, but worth picking up just the same if…

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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

Dr. Roebuck's Pure Body opener

Dr. Roebuck's Pure Body opener

Over 30 years ago, Australian brand Dr Roebuck’s first introduced to the world a skincare product line for all things precious; building upon that original cream is the new Pure Body(CAN $24.05/250 ml), a super nourishing and hydrating body moisturizer. Evolved from the Dr Roebuck’s original ‘Pure’ formula and specifically made to provide the most intense nourished feel to the skin, some of…

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Yves Saint Laurent | Couture Palette Bleus Lumière (LE), Summer 2014

Yves Saint Laurent | Couture Palette Bleus Lumière (LE), Summer 2014

YSL Bleus Lumiere 4

YSL Bleus Lumiere opener

The recently released Bleus Lumière Collection for Summer 2014 from Yves Saint Laurent, is a beautifully curated makeup grouping (the nail polishes of this collection have been reviewed here), inspired by the myriad shades of blue and the way light plays off this sensual hue. The undoubted star of this collection, is the exquisite Couture Palette in Blues Lumière, with its vivid and yet…

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YSL | #50 Bleu Celadon & #51 Bleu Cyclades, Bleus Lumière Collection Summer 2014

YSL | #50 Bleu Celadon & #51 Bleu Cyclades, Bleus Lumière Collection Summer 2014

YSL Bleu Celadon & Bleu Cyclades opener

YSL Bleu Celadon & Bleu Cyclades opener

For Summer 2014, Creative Director Make-Up for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Lloyd Simmonds, referenced the brand’s archives and M. Saint Laurent’s legendary love of the colour blue to create the Bleus Lumière Collection - filled with the dazzling heat of the season and the way light plays off water. The two limited edition shades of Lacque Couture in #51 Bleu Celadon and #52 Bleu Cycladesare…

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Elizabeth Arden | Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powders (LE)

Elizabeth Arden | Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powders (LE)

EA Summer Escape Bronzing Powders opener

EA Summer Escape Bronzing Powders opener

Created with the incredibly talented Rebecca Restrepo, Global Makeup Artist of Elizabeth Arden – an absolutely lovely woman that I’ve had the immense pleasure of personally meeting (and picking her brain!), the Pure Finish Bronzing Powders in Warm Glow 01 & Deep Glow 02 released with the limited edition Summer Escape Collection, have turned out to be the biggest surprise hits for me. Upon…

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Shu Uemura | Petal Lash Mascara, Eye Event Summer 2014 Collection

Shu Uemura | Petal Lash Mascara, Eye Event Summer 2014 Collection

shu uemura petal lash mascara opener

shu uemura petal lash mascara opener

With a brush head shape inspired by the pistil of a flower, the new Petal Lash Mascara (CAN $29.00) from Shu Uemura (Summer 2014 Eye Event), looks nothing like the type of mascara I usually tend towards (the bushier-headed variety), but after just a few wearings, has earned itself a permanent place in my beauty arsenal. Created with a unique new formula that is meant to give curl as well as…

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NARS |Nail Polish 2014, reformulated

NARS |Nail Polish 2014, reformulated

NARS 2014 lacquers opener

NARS 2014 lacquers opener

NARS introduces their newly reformulated and revamped nail polish collection – 43 shades in all (CAN $23.00 each), with 19 new colours included in the lineup. For years now, the nail lacquers of this brand have flown under most peoples’ radar, overshadowed by the sometimes overwhelming releases of both mass-market and other high end labels. That being said, there have been several NARS shades…

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L’Oréal Paris | Miss Manga by Voluminous Mascara

L’Oréal Paris | Miss Manga by Voluminous Mascara

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara opener

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara opener

I don’t know about you, but mascara is the one beauty product I can’t be without (with blush coming in a close second), and while I’ve always tended to lean towards the higher end brands for my lashes, I’m open to trying others as well. After all, you never know when you’ll fall upon THE ONE. L’Oréal’s Voluminous™ mascara has been getting high marks from users since its launch years ago, and…

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ARTDECO | Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE), Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection

ARTDECO | Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE), Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection

ARTDECO Bronzing Glow Blusher opener

ARTDECO is a brand that’s relatively new to me, but one I’m quickly becoming quite impressed with. Take for example this Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE) from the Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection, and the incredible detail it is infused with – from the beautiful artwork on the compact cover to the product itself, this gorgeous “art-masquerading-as-makeup” piece meets all the criteria for a…

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Nicole by OPI | Seize the Summer Collection 2014 (Limited Edition)

Nicole by OPI | Seize the Summer Collection 2014 (Limited Edition)

NOPI Seize the Summer Collection

NOPI Seize the Summer opener

The latest capsule collection recently launched from Nicole by OPI, is called Seize the Summer, four limited edition lacquers in vivid, flirty, fun hues – and all perfectly curated to capture the essence of Summer.

Now as those of you who follow me probably already know, I consider myself something of a “colour purist” and that my nail art skills are pretty basic at best, but I just couldn’t…

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Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Palettes | Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Palettes | Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman

Revlon Rio Rush Eyeshadow palettes opener

For the Summer 2014 launch of the limited edition Rio Rush Collection, Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, takes inspiration from the vibrancy, passionate music, & intense colour of Brazil’s “Carnaval”. The two limited edition eye shadow palettes shown here, #583 Exotic and #587 Wild, are designed to offer long-wearing, smudge, and crease-proof colour, in sizzling hot tropical hues.

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Guerlain | Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush, 30th Anniversary Edition

Guerlain | Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush, 30th Anniversary Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration opener

As it’s my birthday today, I decided to post something celebratory to mark the occasion: this little beauty I picked up several weeks ago (along with one more item from this collection, the Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Terracotta Le Parfum – review coming soon).

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic Terracotta Bronzing Powder, Guerlain has created a unique and limited edition…

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Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 opener

Essie Bridal 2014 opener

In honour of wedding season, Essie has once again released a small and beautifully curated little collection, Bridal 2014. Consisting of 4 delicate hues, this soft grouping may not be outrageous colour-wise, but is absolutely spot-on for those who want understated elegance.

Essie Bridal 2014

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

Essie Bridal 2014 macro

Essie Bridal 2014 Collection

She Said Yes– A semi sheer off-white hue with ultra…

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MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows opener

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows opener

My last picks from the MAC Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014 Collection (see previous reviews here, here, and here), were the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows (CAN $22.50 each) — all 6 of them. Apart from the jewel-rich hues and the ever-impressive packaging, the formula on each is what really sold me; a liquid to powder finish, with absolutely amazing colour saturation.

The beauty of the Extra…

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Butter London | Lolly Brights Summer 2014

Butter London | Lolly Brights Summer 2014

BL Lolly Brights opener

BL Lolly Brights opener

Butter London introduces 6 vibrant shades for Summer 2014, the Lolly Brights Collection, consisting of 4 glass-flecked shimmery hues and 2 crèmes. Known as much for their incredible formula as well as their provocatively-named lacquers, this grouping has “hot” written all over it, although I can see at least 3 of these shades transitioning beautifully into the cooler months ahead — just not…

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MAC |Aphrodite’s Shell & Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014

MAC |Aphrodite’s Shell & Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014

MAC Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders opener

Of the four bronzers released with MAC’s Alluring Aquatic Collection, I picked up Aphrodite’s Shell and Delphic, both limited edition and which come in the Extra Dimension ‘liquid powder’ formula (the other 2 bronzers of the collection, Golden & Refined Golden, are part of the regular lineup and as such are available year-round at a slightly lower price, but worth picking up just the same if…

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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body
Yves Saint Laurent | Couture Palette Bleus Lumière (LE), Summer 2014
YSL | #50 Bleu Celadon & #51 Bleu Cyclades, Bleus Lumière Collection Summer 2014
Elizabeth Arden | Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powders (LE)
Shu Uemura | Petal Lash Mascara, Eye Event Summer 2014 Collection
NARS |Nail Polish 2014, reformulated
L’Oréal Paris | Miss Manga by Voluminous Mascara
ARTDECO | Sun Dance Bronzing Glow Blusher (LE), Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection
Nicole by OPI | Seize the Summer Collection 2014 (Limited Edition)
Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Palettes | Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman
Guerlain | Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush, 30th Anniversary Edition
Essie Bridal 2014 Collection
MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014
Butter London | Lolly Brights Summer 2014
MAC |Aphrodite’s Shell & Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzing Powders, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014

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