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.
For a while now I thought Lip Glow was THE lip balm but I now can say I was wrong because Dior’s newest addition to the Backstage Pros collection is beyond amazing. Their new Lip Sugar scrub (CAD $41) is a sweet exfoliating balm that combines the magical properties of lip glow but with tiny sugar crystals that melts away and leaves behind soft supple lips with just the right amount of colour. I can’t express how much I love this product, I’ve using it constantly since receiving it.
If you’ve never tried Lip Glow before, now is the time to give a shot, the berry shade offers the perfect amount of pigment for anyone looking to go slightly bolder. And the Lip Sugar scrub is seriously a game changer to have in your beauty routine, it is worth every bit of it’s pricetag.
Pro tip: Prep the lips, with the Lip Sugar scrub and then apply Lip Glow in berry for a sweet “kiss” look.
Dior cosmetics including Lip Glow and Lip Sugar Scrub are available at all official Dior retailers.
*This post features item(s) received as PR samples and/or for reviewing purposes but the opinions and thoughts reflected are mine and solely mine.
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.
I was first introduced to the Dutch version of “MAC”, the super funky and creative brand Teeez, by beauty editor extraordinaire Dave Lackie a while ago, and I thought they were super cool, and edgy as well so I really wanted to try it! So you can imagine my joy when a few weeks back I won a set of their Glitter Gossip Lash and Liners from a Teeez Canada contest! Even better I was pleasantly suprised to receive a bonus trio of lipsticks as well.
I figured since it is a fairly new brand in the North American beauty sphere that I would do a quick little review about the products I received.
Les Soins de Maison Jacynthe, founded by Canadian actress Jacynthe René, combines the best of both worlds, it is not only a Canadian brand but is all natural. Based in LaPrairie, Quebec their products are all vegan, and chemical free. Maison Jacynthe is an avid supporter of the Beauty without Bunnies campaign and their beauty line truly showcases that.
A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Maison Jacynthe to try a few of their products after being referred to them by Chantal from Opalframe (Check her out, she is amazing 💙). The products I picked were the Terra Cota Bronzer in 01 Matina, Lipstick in 04 Cerise, and Concealer (Anti-cernes) in 03 Vert. I was also sent their shea butter (Karité) in Vanilla.
Only a few days until the New Year and that means parties, family gatherings, and being on your feet a LOT. Add in gorgeous heels to match for very tired and sore feet. My new best friend to help with that for any events that still remain before ringing in 2017 is Sole Patches.
These cute little stick-on patches have been a life saver for the holiday season where spending long hours on your feet can be dreadful and result in not only sore feet but often callouses as well.
They offer support (especially for someone like me who can’t walk properly in heels) for anyone and any shoe, as well as help relieve soreness. You can stick them on the balls of your feet for up to 24 hours of wear or the shoe itself for more permanent solution to make any gorgeous but uncomfortable shoes the most comfortable one out there.
Bite Beauty has been on top of my wishlist for the past year so I’m utterly excited to have been chosen to review them as part of Influenster’s latest campaign.
As part of my VoxBox, I received three of them in the shades: Red Velvet, Glacé and Cava (CAD $28 each). But before we get into what I think about them. I wanted to talk about the brand a little.
Bite Beauty is an emerging Canadian beauty brand which uses almost all natural ingredients for their lip products which range from stunning lipsticks,to lip crayons, and lip scrubs. They recently opened their lip lab in Toronto where you can make your own lipstick (totally on my wishlist) and they sometime release limited edition lipsticks to support charities (currently they have a gorgeous mauve shade with 100% of the proceeds going towards Movember). So in all, it’s a really cool brand!
Dior has long mastered the art of gorgeous and intricate collections. This year’s limited edition holiday collection is an absolute gem. Appropriately named Splendor, this collection is all about a glamourous look with rich reds, pinks golden hues, fine shimmers combined with bold smokey colours as well.
Diorific Lipsticks in 560 Ravissement and 065Golden (CAD $46)