Monday, April 25, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Nail Polish Duos & Manicure Kits | Swatches & Review

 Dior released these completely adorable Polka Dots Manicure Kit nail duos ($31.00 for 0.23 oz x 2 | NordstromSephora) along with its Summer 2016 collection, 'Milky Dots'. I've got them all here to show you today - if you love fun, easy nail art and pretty summery colours, then these are definitely for you.
And in case you missed the rest of my swatches of Dior's Summer 2016 makeup collection, here are the Milky Tint lip glosses and here is the rest of the collection! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Tan & Flash Cruise, Light & Tan Vibes | Swatches, Review

I stumbled upon ByTerry's Sun Designer Palettes ($82.00 for 0.53 oz. | Saks, Beautylish, Space NK) in 001 Tan & Flash Cruise and 002 Light and Tan Vibes when I created a packing list for our upcoming Paris/Maldives trip and realized that it would be great if I could find a palette which included several distinct blush colours, a contouring shade and a highlighting shade. It would be so convenient to have all my cheek product in one spot instead of wrangling 6 different compacts for contour, highlighter and blushes. When I finally started looking around, I was pretty surprised to find that the options were very limited, especially when the search was relegated to luxury makeup brands.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots Makeup Collection | Swatches & Review

 Dior's Milky Dots collection for Summer 2016 is here in full force, and it. is. perfect. I may have said this when the spring collection was released, but Peter Philips has absolutely and undoubtedly transformed the landscape of Dior's cosmetics program and revolutionized it in the best ways possible. I swatched and reviewed the four shades of the new Dior Addict Milky Tint formula here, and the three Polka Dots nail duos here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tatcha Basics: Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream, Luminous Dewy Skin Mist & Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

I've recently incorporated a few of Tatcha's basic products into my skincare routine, after wanting to try the brand out for awhile. Tatcha falls at the intersection of the two classes of skincare products that I personally feel are the most effective: dermatological research based products potently formulated to deliver proven effective ingredients to the skin in the most bioavailable form possible and completely natural products which rely on naturally derived oils and extracts that are themselves full of compounds that have been proven to repair existing damage to skin and protect against further damage which causes many signs of aging. Tatcha appealed to me due to the fact that its formulas rely on combining powerful and effective ingredients from cosmeceuticals with loads of naturally derived (not synthesized) compounds.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Tint Swatches & Review in Milky Pastel, Peach, Pop & Plum

 Dior's highly anticipated summer 2016 Milky Dots collection has just started to hit websites and counters for its mid-April launch! I spotted the new Dior Addict Milky Tints ($35.00 for 0.18 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) on Sephora's website during their recent Beauty Insider Spring Sale, and they fulfilled all of my hopes and dreams regarding them. Read on for more thoughts and swatches!
For swatches and review of the rest of the Summer 2016 collection, see here.
For swatches and review of the Polka Dots nail duos, see here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NEW! Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Princess, Shock, Mirrored, Diorama, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere | Swatches & Review


L to R: Fantaisie, Pearl, Tell Me Dior, Princess, Shock, Nude, Spring Ball, Cosmic, Everdior, Reflected, Mirrored, Diorama, Cruise, Paradise, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere

Well, my hard drive broke the other day, so my computer is hanging out at the repair center hopefully getting the data recovered and a new hard drive installed. Thus, I'm kind of in a state of disarray at the moment, nevertheless, I have part two of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($30 or $27 for 0.21 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) swatches for you! Part 1 plus lip swatches is here. I will say that I had a few unexpected loves in this second batch of swatches - Mirrored in particular is pretty dang gorgeous. The perfect gloss to bring on our upcoming trip to the Maldives! As I mentioned in Part 1, these have normal wear time of around 4-5 hours. I love the formula and the versatility I get from wearing colours on their own or over a liner or other lipstick.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Juicy Coral Lipglosses for Spring

Glossy, juicy, luscious lips are what I'm after pretty much all the time, but there's something about spring in particular that makes me gung-ho to break out my gloss. When it comes to gloss, there's no colour I love wearing more to achieve that freshly bitten, juicy, watery look than warm corals. Today I've rounded up five of my favourite warm coral glossies for you to peachy peeps to consider for spring!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Living Room Update

This marks the third major change to the living room's furniture arrangement since my original effort when we moved into this place after I painted everything and refinished the kitchen cabinets and the wood floors throughout the apartment. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 2

It's officially the weekend, and I've got my bi-weekly beauty digest of beauty products and launches to share with you! Let me remind everyone that Sephora's "Spring Black Friday" Beauty Insider sale has commenced. Right now, VIB's get 15% off their purchases with the code VIBNOTE, from April 8-13, and Beauty Insiders get 15% off their purchases from April 14-20 (I think) with the code LOVENOTE (I think). Alright, now on to the good stuff...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5 Perfect Red Lipsticks for Spring (or whenever)

 I've spent a good several years searching high and low for my perfect shades of red, and I've managed to find several holy grails that are each one of those perfect shades of red or coral that I love so much. Today I've rounded up my absolute favourite reds (plus one pink) to share with you - I hope you love them!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau | Swatches & Review

For April Fools Foundation Friday, I bring you Guerlain's Lingerie de Peau ($63 for 1 oz. | Sephora, Nordstrom). I think I've mentioned it before, but Guerlain makes the best foundations. 

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