Dior Spring 2017 Backstage Secrets “Sweet Kiss” Lip Glow and Lip Sugar Scrub

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

Dior Spring 2017 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers

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.

003 & 004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft

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.

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Perfect Brows with Dior’s Diorshow Brow Styler and Brow Chalk

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.

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Teeez Cosmetics Love Triangle Lipsticks & Glitter Gossip Lash and Liners

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.

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Les Soins de Maison Jacynthe – Cosmetics and Shea Butter

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.

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Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crème Crayon 

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!

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick 

New in at Lancôme Paris is their innovative foundation/makeup stick. I was lucky to receive one as part of ChickAdvisor’s latest campaign and I thought I’d do a quick review!

It comes in a cute, small tube which makes it super convenient for on the go. This convenient little stick isn’t quite like other foundation sticks out there on the market though! It is a multipurpose stick. It can conceal, contour, and highlight amongst other things. Also, Lancôme specifically created a product with several shades to suit everyone’s needs and concerns.

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