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    COLOR SENSATIONAL® CREAMY MATTES

    COLOR SENSATIONAL® CREAMY MATTES

    I finally got my hands on the Color Sensational Creamy Mattes from Maybelline. For months I have been swooning over them online and stalking my local Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart. On my way to the doctors this week I popped into Shoppers Drug Mart and was completely elated when I saw the display for the Creamy Mattes. I decided to pick up 6 shades because I have similar ones in my collection of the other 2. Can I say amazing! these lipsticks are so creamy, they almost feel like a creamy, buttery matte mousse for the lips. I do wish that there was a wider colour variation in this collection in Canada instead of the limit of 8. I do know that in the US there are 10 shades in the collection. I know that with the Vivids collection I had to do a hunt on Ebay to get shades that were not carried in Canada so I may just have to do that again.

    I love the way they wear, some shades do leave back a stain where as the lighter shades don’t I haven’t experienced any dryness or feathering while wearing them either. You can find the them for about $8-$9 depending on where you find them. The packaging is still the same however the cover comes in matte brown to identify the matte finish of the lipstick itself.

    Another amazing collection from Maybelline and a definite pick up for the Makeup collection! an A+ in my beauty book!

    COLOR SENSATIONAL® CREAMY MATTES
    COLOR SENSATIONAL® CREAMY MATTES swatches Daring Nude, Touch of Spice, Lust for Blush, Ravishing Rose, Mesmerizing Magenta, Siren In Scarlet
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    Daring Nude, Touch of Spice, Lust for Blush, Ravishing Rose, Mesmerizing Magenta, Siren In Scarlet

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    Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst Review& Swatches

    Avon Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst  Review& Swatches
    Matte Lipsticks are a staple within my makeup collection. Avon has some of the best matte lipsticks that I wanted to show you today. One reason why I love them is the way the feel on my lips, they are very smooth, they apply smoothly with no tugging and they don’t dry the lips out at all. The Avon Ultra Colour lipsticks have true colour technology where what you see in the tube is what you see on the lips. There are 6 shades to choose from within the Ultra Colour Line and they retail normally for $10.00 but now that it is holiday season they tend to go on sale. To check out more from Avon you can visit their website www.avon.ca

    Avon Matte Lipsticks Fuchsia, Berry, Amethyst  Review& Swatches

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    Revlon Photoready Eye Art in 040 Fuchsia Flash & 050 Cobalt Crystal Review, Photos, Swatches

    Revlon Photo Ready has just launched their new Eye Art duo’s which is a cream shadow on one side and a glitter liner on the other. This collection includes 10 beautiful shades to choose from for any skin tone. To use the Revlon Photoready Eye Art Duo you simply twist either side to open before use. It’s alot like there double ended polishes that are very popular.

    The Cream eyeshadow side are metallic creams that wear okay on their own but work better over a primer to give an even distribution of product. The Glitter side can also be worn alone or layered ontop for more sparkle I like to wear mine in the tear duct area for a pop. The applicator on the cream shadow side is very similar to a doe foot shape whereas the glitter side is more of a dense bristle. 
    The glitter is a little hard to work with because you don’t always get the even amount of product to apply. So really I am still trying to work my way around using it. The cream like I said is better with a primer underneath. Overall I like the colour selection for the duos. You can choose how much you want to wear on a particular day.
     040 Fuchsia Flash
    050 Cobalt Crystal
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    CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Normal to Dry Skin Review

    CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Normal to Dry Skin
    For the past month I have been using a Therapeutic hand cream for CeraVe. I have used quite a few products from this line so I was anxious to use their hand cream as well.  CeraVe’s hand cream is made to restore and repair chapped damage hands. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream ($13.99) can protect and nourish your hands in more ways than one. The cream features dimethicone, a skin 
    protectant that helps to shield your hands from harmful irritants. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream also contains hydrating ingredients such as 3 ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids to help replace lipid levels in damaged skin and prevent water loss and hyaluronic acid to attract water to the skin and ensure it stays hydrated. CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is non-irritating, water resistant, non-sensitizing and alcohol-free. Like all CeraVe®brand moisturizers, CeraVe®Therapeutic Hand Cream is also fragrance-free. 
    Review

    I love how light weight the cream felt on my hands, there was no residue or stickiness at all and the moisture lasted about 2 hours before I felt I needed to reapply again. I love that there are ingredients that are helpful to the skins repairing process without the heavy feel on my hands. Even after washing since the  CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is water resistant I didn’t have to worry about reapplying but it was just out of habit that I did. Wearing  CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream was almost like wearing a glove to protect my hands. Its definitely a cream that I will be using alot during the winter season too.

    Have you used any products from CeraVe? What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below.

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    LOTD: Taupe Lips

    Makeup look done with MAC Stone lip liner

    Hey guys today I have a fairly neutral makeup look for you today. I haven’t been into wearing bold looks lately so I really just go for a somewhat bold lip and leave the eyes as plain as possible. As usual here are a list of products listed below

    Products used:
    Primer: Algenist Anti Aging Primer
    Foundation: Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous #305 and #315 mixed
    Concealer: LA Girl Pro Concealer- Cool Tan
    Setting Powder: Ben Nye Luxury Powder- Camel
    Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Champagne & Latte mixed
    Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Copper Brown
    NYC Liquid liner 
    Red Cherry Lashes-WSP
    Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #3
    MAC Cosmetics lip liner- Stone
    MAC Cosmetics lipstick- Hot Chocolate (limited edition)
    Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
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    L’Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers {Review& Swatches}

    L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers
    If you read my previous post on the new L’Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection you would know how amazing there are. Check out my post here   Along with the lipsticks from the Pure Reds Collection you also have a matching nail polish to go along with. These too are beautiful and really stay true to the concept of finding a Red to compliment any skin tone. As a nail polish enthusiast I was glad to add a better variation of Reds to my collection. I am hoping that they will come out with a full size as they did the Nudes in the coming Months. All of the swatches provided were done with two coats and dried fairly quickly. The application was great as always and there was no streaking at all. The pigmentation is also very rich too you can really get away with only applying one coat. These are definitely a must have! 
    L'Oreal Pure Reds Exclusive Collection Nail Lacquers swatches
    The polishes are now availble at mass retailers across Canada for $3.99

    What are your thoughts on this collection? Did you like it or Love it? Let me know in the comments below.