One of my earliest beauty memories was me tippy toeing over the dresser in my aunt’s room to steal and play with her array of fragrances. There was one fragrance in particular that I remember the most because it eventually became my holy grail fragrance, Dior’s Hypnotic Poison. Ever since, I have tried all the Poisons, and Hypnotic remained the ultimate winner. Though, Dior’s latest addition to this amazing fragrance collection, Poison Girl (CAD $72 for the 30ml) looks to contest that position.
I was recently contacted by the Rosedon group hailing from the UK to try one of their products, I was super excited because their Cougar Beauty brand carries a ton of affordable makeup. Since I’m loving liquid lipsticks at the moment, I jumped at the chance to try one of theirs. They offer 5 bold shades in their 24HR liquid lipstick line which claims to be fast drying, non-smudging while offering full coverage and hydration. The shade I chose is called Mulberry (£6.99/ approx. CAD$12.37). It’s a nice neutral pink-mauve shade.
It comes packaged in a black and transparent standard tube with a doe foot applicator (mine was slightly bent but no biggy it still did the job perfectly!). Nothing super fancy but considering its affordable price it’s to be expected. Continue reading
Givenchy’s Live Irrésistible is back for Spring 2017 but even more gourmand than before with its brand new Eau de Parfum Délicieuse (CAD $125 for 75ml). I love the original and the EDT but this new fragrance is much more addicting than its predecessors. It is so sweet and gourmand that it makes my sweet tooth crave for a sweet snack.
Containing sweet top notes including cherries and french madeleines accord (aka one of my favourite french pastries); followed by notes of essential rose, orange blossom, bitter almonds, vanilla beans, tonka beans and orris root, it has the perfect mix of delectable with a slightly spicy kick to it.
It is packaged in the signature glass Live Irrésistible bottle but this time with a twist. The bottom is tinted pink to really embrace and showcase the sweet feminine scent that it contains.
I found that it is not a scent for the faint heart as it does come off as strong before mellowing out. While it is sweet, it is not overly sugary nor does it feel overwhelmingly fruity. It is a nice blend of sweet, fruity and floral. To be noted, it does smell stronger and feel more concentrated that the other versions, and as such I found that it lasts longer on the skin.
Givenchy’s Live Irrésistible Eau de Parfum Délicieuse is now available at Sephora.ca and the Bay.
*PR samples featured but all opinions and thoughts are my own and unbiased.
Dior’s latest magical product has arrived in the form of their NEW Lip Lacquers (CAD $43). These ultra shiny, ultra pigmented lip lipsticks have a balmy texture and feel so smooth on the lips due their noushing oil properties.
Enclosed in similar packaging as the normal DiorAddict Lipsticks, the lacquers have a gorgeous black and purple packaging with a slimmer bullet.
Dry skin? Dry hair? Acure Organics is here to help change that with their natural and vegan products:
*for a list of ingredients be sure to check out the Acure Organics website*
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Rose Oil (CAD $24.99)
This multipurpose oil with the argan is a must for any beauty lover. It is so versatile, one pump is more than enough to give some shine and a refresher to my dry hair or to mix my foundation for a flawless application.
Acure Organics Quick Fix Correcting Balm with Argan Oil + Starflower (CAD $18.99 for 256 ml)
Dior’s Backstage Pros collection has been a cult favourite in the beauty world, especially their Lip Glow (CAD $41). I myself have one on me at all times. It truly revolutionized the lip balm as we know it and had immense success which is why Dior has been releasing it in different shades.Back in fall 2016, Dior released it in a pretty lilac shade and for Spring 2017, the newest shade to join the lip glow family is a rich berry shade.
For those who aren’t aware of what makes Dior’s lip glow different from other lip balms; well lip glow works with the pH of your lips and adapts the colour accordingly. Thus, every person’s lips will not only be moisturized but also have a subtle natural colour that is unique to them. I personally think they are the best lipbalm ever. I love the subtle colour it provides and the fact that it has a fresh mint and rose scent. Continue reading
Givenchy has recently relaunched their Rouge Interdit lipsticks with a new packaging and formulation as well and it is one word: fantastic. I received their it shade, 13 Rouge Interdit. A gorgeous and bright true red that’s universally flattering.
Dior’s new spring collection for 2017, “Color Gradiation” has the perfect combination of bright, vivid and bold colours to achieve the fresh faced and dewy look that are ruling the runways.
As part of the collection, Dior has released a new selection of their Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers which was previously released as part of the fall collection. I was lucky to receive two of the three new shades, 003 and 004.
Anastasia Beverly Hills founder, Norvina took the world by a storm when she released her makeup collection. She built an army of fans with her famous glow kits, liquid lipsticks, and brow products.
To be honest, I was skeptical at first because it was a brand that came out of nowhere, it didn’t have a long legacy in the beauty industry like Dior or Chanel and I’m not one to buy something based on all the hype (i.e Kylie’s LipKits has yet to be a purchase of mine despite it’s immense popularity the past year). And to add to that I’m biased towards french beauty brands so it took a bit of convincing to get myself to finally take the plunge and get something from ABH.
New Year means new brows, right? Well for me personally it means trying to improve and polish my brows. For the most part, I consider myself to be pretty lucky when it comes my eyebrows because they are fairly thick and full.
Though unfortunately like many, during my early tween years I started threading them to fairly thin bars with high arches and they never quite grew back the same. I now have some small gaps that are taking ages to grow. I’ve been letting it grow for a good year without any professional cleanup but the process is excruciatingly slow.
So lo and behold came my saviours that I swear by, Dior cult favourite, the Diorshow Brow Styler, and new in from their Fall 2016 collection, the DiorShow Brow Chalk.