Saturday, 27 May 2017

Introducing: Zorah Biocosmétiques + My Top Picks

Back in April, I was introduced the the brand Zorah Biocosmétiques.

zorah biocosmetiques

Zorah Biocosmétiques is an organic, eco-friendly, ultra-efficient, fair-trade cosmetics brand, made in Canada.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter in 'Pink Pearl' and 'Rose Gold' - Review, Swatches, and Look

While it feels like spring has just started, makeup companies are already releasing their summer collections.  But before I hop into the summer launches, I *had* to share this spring 2017 highlighter.

burberry fresh glow highlighter illuminating powder no 3 pink pearl no 4 rose gold review swatches

Burberry has landed on Spill the Beauty!  Your eyes do not deceive you, I am trying out Burberry for the first time.  What better way to welcome the brand to the blog than with their spring highlighters?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Urban Decay is Now Available on beautyBOUTIQUE.ca! - Swatches and Looks

It's the moment we've all been waiting for - Urban Decay is now available on beautyBOUTIQUE.ca!

urban decay nocturnal shadow box vice lipstick nonsense fireball swatches

Day or night, Urban Decay is just a click away.  Visit beautyBOUTIQUE.ca for Urban Decay cult favourites and Shoppers Drug Mart exclusives like the new limited-edition Nocturnal collection from Urban Dceay.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Rimmel 'The Only 1' Matte Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, and Looks

My favorite kind of lipstick post to do is the kind where I get to show all of the colors in the collection.  I love getting to show the obvious as well as the subtle differences between each shade.

rimmel the only 1 matte lipstick review swatches

So needless to say, I was pretty pumped when I got my hands on all 10 shades of the latest matte lipstick from Rimmel.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid High Shine Lipstick - Information

It's the season for new makeup releases, and Too Faced is comin' at ya!

too faced melted latex liquid lipstick information

You've already seen the upcoming Clover Palette (if you haven't check it out HERE), and now you get to see the latest in liquid lippie technology.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

New From FarleyCo 2017

If you aren't familiar with FarleyCo, let me introduce you.  FarleyCo brings beauty and health products from Australia, the UK, the United States, and Indonesia to Canadians.

New From FarleyCo 2017

They bring you popular brands like Real Techniques, EcoTools, Zoella, Flexitol, and more.  Today I'm sharing some of the newest goodies that Canadians can get their hands on, care of FarleyCo.

Monday, 15 May 2017

The Estée Edit Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder 'Heat' - Review, Comparison Swatches, and Look

Sometimes it's worth it to brave the MAC Warehouse sale (if you aren't familiar, check out my post/vlog HERE).

estee lauder Estée Edit Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder Heat 01 review comparison swatches

During the most recent sale I grabbed this Estée Edit Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder 'Heat'.  I know, I know, I broke my "no more buying highlighter" rule, but for $15 dollars I figured it would be good to review on my blog.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Conair Infiniti Pro Spin Brush - Review, Before & After

I have always been that person who has a drawer full of hair tools, but it's actually pretty rare that I style my hair.  It's usually because of how long it takes.  And isn't it just easier to pop it up in a high bun, when I'm having a bad hair day (which is like four out of seven days of the week)?

conair infiniti pro spin brush rotating dryer brush review before and after

So when I saw this rotating dryer brush I was hoping that it would make all my hair dreams come true - salon-like style, in less than 20 minutes.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Milani 'Keep It Clean' Longwear Lip Color Remover - Review, Swatch, and Demo Video

When I was cruising through Walmart I took a stroll down the makeup aisle (quelle surprise!), and came to a dead halt in the Milani section.

milani keep it clean longwear lip color Remover review swatches demo video

Ooooh, I HAD to grab it!  Something that'll help take off my liquid lipstick?  SIGN. ME. UP.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Korres 101: Fun Facts

Recently I got the chance to celebrate Korres by taking an in-depth look at their products.  In addition to getting up close and personal with the Korres products, I also got to meet George Korres aka THE Mr. Korres!

korres skincare

Here are some speed round fun facts about some of the hottest products and collections from Korres.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Tarte 'Maneater' Palette - Review, Swatches, and Look

Back in February, I got a birthday coupon from Ulta for $10 off any purchase.  Since it wasn't limited to non-prestige items I knew that it was my chance to treat myself.

tarte maneater palette reivew swatches

I knew that I wanted a small palette, and something a bit different from what I already own.  After perusing Ulta for 20 minutes, I decided that I wanted something with metallic shadows that swatched nicely.  Tarte 'Maneater', come on doooooown!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick 'Biscotti', 'Rubino', and 'Notte' - Review, Swatches, and Looks

In my New From Stila post a few weeks ago, you saw that Stila released five new shades of their Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks.

stila stay all day liquid lipstick review swatches biscotti rubino notte

I have three of the new shades, and I'm ready to share!  Because sharing is caring.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour 'Miss' (359) - Review, Swatch, and Look

As I write this, I look out the window and see what *was* a beautiful spring day, turn into a wet windy mess.  But the uncharacteristically wonky weather won't stop me from writing about bright spring products!

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour 'Miss' (359) - Review, Swatch, and Look

This is the Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Essence 'Matt Matt Matt Vibrant Shock' Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, and Looks

On my last trip to Ulta, I passed by one of the new Essence displays and saw some fun pops of colour.  I remember hearing people talk about how Essence came out with these new shades, but I hadn't actually seen them, so I was happy to be able to find it in-store.

essence matt matt matt vibrant shock lipstick review swatches

I had a hard time finding swatches online (although I'm now realizing that I probably couldn't find swatches, because the actual name of the shade is in small writing on the sticker, on the cap - I thought these lipsticks were just named by the number on the bottom of the tube), so I decided to grab them and make my own swatches!

Friday, 21 April 2017

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte - Review, Swatches, and Looks

YES!  I've been waiting for the day that MAKE UP FOR EVER joined the liquid lipstick game, and today is that day.

MAKE UP FOR EVER artist liquid matte lipstick 101 cream beige 105 rosewood 203 cool pink review swatches

MAKE UP FOR EVER's recent launches have been fantastic (I've been especially fond of the Artist Rouge Lipsticks - review HERE and HERE).  But how do their liquid lipsticks compare?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

L'Occitane en Provence 'Divine Eye Balm' - Review

Awwwww, baby's first eye cream!  Eye balm, welcome to my nighttime skincare routine.

L'Occitane en Provence Divine Eye Balm Review

Yes, this is indeed my first eye cream.  And what better way to introduce myself to the world of eye creams than with one from L'Occitane en Provence?

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Clarins Spring 2017 Collection - Review, Swatches, and Look

Trees are blooming, birds are signing, and makeup is launching. Happy spring!

clarins spring 2017 smoky eyeshadow palette face contouring palette 4 colour all in one pen joli rouge lipstick tender nude 31

Take a look at the Spring 2017 Collection from Clarins.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Too Faced Clover Palette - Information

Bring on the rainbows, puppies, and lollipops!  Too Faced has their next palette and it's celebrating all things cute and colourful.

 too faced clover eyeshadow palette

Meet the Clover Palette!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil & Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask - Review, Before & After

I started looking for a face serum to add into my nighttime skincare routine, about a year and a half ago.  Serums were a new concept to me, but what wasn't new was the buzz surrounding Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair.  I had always heard that it was the creme de la creme of face serums.

estee lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil concentrated recovery eye mask review

Now, Estée Lauder is introducing the newest member to the Advanced Night Repair family; The Recovery Mask-In-Oil and the Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Quo Spring 2017 Collection - Review, Swatches, and Try On/First Impressions Video

Quo seems to be cranking out the collections, these days!  It wasn't too long ago that they released their 2017 core products (Review HERE).

quo spring 2017 down to earth heat it up face palette rock it no pressure eyeshadow palette brow palette matte lip crayon almond nude pretty in pink review swatches

They recently released their Spring 2017 Collection, and I tried it out for you!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

GLISS Hair Repair Color Guard - Review

Back in February (on my birthday, actually!) I was introduced to GLISS Hair Repair.

gliss color guard shampoo conditioner express repair review

Ever since then I've been testing out their Color Guard collection, and I'm ready to officially share my thoughts.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Dior 'Poison Girl' Eau de Toilette - Review

♪ That girl is poisoooooon 

....I had to!

dior poison girl eau de toilette perfume review

Say "hello" to the latest fragrance from Dior, 'Poison Girl'.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New from Stila, Spring/Summer 2017

A few weeks ago I got to preview what's to come from a few brands, including one of my faves, Stila.

stila spring summer 2017 magnificent metals and glitter and glow liquid eye shadow

Stila makes my all-time favourite liquid liner, and their liquid lipstick in "Patina" is definitely a crowd pleaser, so whenever they come out with new products I'm always happy to check them out.

Friday, 31 March 2017

New from JOE FRESH Beauty - Review, Swatches, and Look

It's been a while since I chatted about JOE FRESH makeup.  The last time I tried it was in fall 2016, when they released some new core products (Review HERE).

 joe fresh 2017 eyeshadow eyeliner highlighter stick lip balm review swatches

With JOE FRESH I find that the products progressively improve, with every launch, so I was hoping that the new 2017 products followed the pattern.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Bio-Oil Canada Giveaway

It's giveaway time!

bio oil canada giveaway

I'm teaming up with the lovely people at Bio-Oil Canada to host a giveaway.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder #002 - Review, Swatches, and Look

It's always a fun day when I try out a new highlighter.  This is the new Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder #002.

dior diorskin nude air luminizer shimmering sculpting powder 002 review swatches highlighter comparison

Part of the Spring 2017 Colour Gradation Collection, this highlighter looks like my kinda shade!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Wear Your Liquid Highlighter 3 Ways ft. Cover FX

It's no secret that I love to rock some glow.  But I truly believe that more is more when it comes to highlight.

cover fx custom enhancer drops liquid highlighter halo tops of cheeks eyeliner lips

Here are 3 different ways that you can rock your liquid highlighter and blind your enemies with all that glow.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer - Review, Comparison Swatches, Before & After

It took a special trip to Ulta, but I got my paws on the coveted Tarte Shape Tape.

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer fair Review Comparison Swatches Before and After

I've seen this concealer all over YouTube, and they say that it's magical, so when  I got a 20% off prestige brands coupon from Ulta, I knew that this would be my chance to try it out.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

THE FACE SHOP Moisture Touch Lipstick - Review, Lip Swatches, and Looks

It was not too long ago that I fell for THE FACE SHOP, based purely on the fact that the Smile Foot Peeling Mask did absolute wonders for my feet.

the face shop moisture touch lipstick review swatches sunshine red rd01 pink affair pk04

But how does their makeup stack up?

Friday, 17 March 2017

Face of the Day - Warm and Rusty

Sometimes you find an eyeshadow palette, and become so obsessed with it, that it's your go-to look for a solid month.

fotd kat von d rust quad wet n wild berry recognize mac toledo blush

This look was quick (mainly because I didn't do liquid liner), easy, and got all the compliments!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in 'Poisonous', 'Gamer', 'Rolling', and 'Sauvage' - Review, Swatches, and Looks

Fun colours are on their way, thanks to Dior, and I am HERE for it!

Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks review swatches Posionous 620 gamer 794 rolling 344 sauvage 924

Introducing Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks, the part lacquer, part lipstick, that is steeped in glamour.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Estée Lauder 'Bronze Goddess' Summer 2017 Makeup and Fragrance - Review, Swatches, and Look

Did you say.....summer?!?!  I can't hear that word soon enough.  Let's get that snow melting, and bust out the tank tops and flip flops!

estee lauder bronze goddess makeup fragrance summer 2017 review swatches

Estée Lauder is ringing in my favourite season with 'Bronze Goddess' - a line of fragrances and makeup that is sure to make you want to head to the beach.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops 2017 Shades in 'Blossom', 'Halo', and 'Rose Gold' - Review, Swatches, and Looks

Last year Cover FX changed the highlighting game with the original release of their Custom Enhancer Drops.  They released four illuminators, and two bronzers.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops blossom halo rose gold highlighter review swatches

Join me in welcoming the three newest illuminating shades to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops family!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub #001 and Lip Glow #006 'Berry' - Review, Swatches, and Look

As part of Dior's Spring 2017 'Colour Gradation' Collection, Dior is releasing a brand new Lip Glow, as well as a Lip Scrub.

dior addict lip sugar scrub balm 001 dior lip glow colour reviver balm berry 006 review swatches

Dior's Backstage Pros know that healthy, moisturized lips are the key to optimal colour impact, so I'm happy to see some new lip care products.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Challenge Week: Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

I completed my very first challenge week! *pats self on back*  What better palette to use for my first challenge week than the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette?

too faced sweet peach challenge week

I didn't get the Sweet Peach Palette when it was originally released, but boy, am I glad that I got my hands on it, during the re-release.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi-Phase Serum and Silky Cream - Review

What?  She actually tested out skincare?!?!  That's right, friends, your eyes do not deceive you.  I tested out skincare because.....I wasn't allergic to it! *does happy dance*

clarins hydra essentiel bi phase serum silky cream skincare review

I was more than happy to bring in some fresh skincare into my life, so the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel line came in at the right time.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Outfit of the Day - My Fashion Peak

Now....I'm not going to come on here and pretend like I have any kind of fashion sense, because I don't.  I consider my black t-shirt with a pocket in the shape of a slice of pizza (Get it?  Pizza pocket!) to be the snazziest piece of clothing that I own.


But when you hang out with your friend who is a fashion blogger, you need to step up your game.  There was a "rock n roll" theme for the event we were going to, so I wanted to do it up, outfit-wise.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in 'Precious Petals' and 'Crown of My Canopy' - Review and Swatches

Are you ready to get your glow on this Wet n Wild Wednesday, with the MegaGlo Highlighting Powders?

wet n wild megaglo highlighting powder precious petals crown of my canopy review swatches dupe

These highlighters came out a little while ago in the States (and were ALWAYS sold out), but now they're available in Canada.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Rouge Dior Matte Lipstick 'Distinct Matte' and 'Terrific Matte' - Review, Swatches, Look

Dior's spring 2017 collection is in full bloom.

rouge dior spring 2017 review swatches distinct matte terrific matte rouge dior matte lipstick

Today I'm talking matte lipsticks.  I'm so glad that matte lipsticks are still on trend, because I love how they look, and as they continue to stay in fashion, brands improve on their formulas (on a finish of lipstick that is notoriously uncomfortable).

Friday, 24 February 2017

Sephora 2017 Beauty Insider Tarte Birthday Gift - Swatches

Every year Sephora has a new selection of gifts to pick from, as a gift, for your big day (for free!).  Usually there's one makeup option, one skincare option, and one more male-friendly option.  Each year I think that the makeup option gets better and better - last year was Marc Jacobs, and this year is Tarte!

sephora 2017 beauty insider birthday gift tarte swatches amazonian clay blush paaarty tarteist lip paint birthday suit

I've always wanted to try a Tarte blush, but I've cut myself off from buying more blushes, so this was a great alternative.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, Looks

Wet n Wild Wednesday is here, and I am bringing you the product that I have been most excited about - Wet n Wild's take on liquid lipsticks!

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, Looks

So many higher end brands have come out with liquid lipsticks, so I'm always excited to see how drugstore versions stack up.

Monday, 20 February 2017

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Cairo', 'Los Angeles', 'Brussels' - Review, and Swatches

Every so often you find a lipstick, and look it up online to find some swatches, only to come up with nothing.  That's exactly what happened with these three shades.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Cairo', 'Los Angeles', 'Brussels' - Review, and Swatches

During the holidays NYX makes little gift sets, containing three lip products.  Sometimes these products in the set are pieces from the core collection, and sometimes they are only available when bought as a set, which was the case for the three shades in the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream "Set 9" (If I'm not mistaken).  The set was on clearance at Ulta, so I quickly grabbed it.

Friday, 17 February 2017

GLISS Hair Repair Toronto Launch

Last week I was introduced to GLISS, the hair repair line that has the potential to take over my shower.

gliss hair toronto launch 2017 schwarzkopf

I have a hard time finding haircare that works with my colour treated hair, so when I saw that GLISS had products products targeted towards colour treated hair, I was pretty pumped.  Even though many products out there are safe/made for colour treated hair, the majority of them don't jive with my hair, so I'm crossing my fingers with GLISS.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation and Concealer - Review, Swatches, Before & After

Let me welcome you to Wet n Wild Wednesday!  For the next few Wednesdays I'll be reviewing some of the latest launches from the brand that brought us the 'Petal Pusher' palette, and my personal fave, the 'Walking On Eggshells' trio.

wet n wild photofocus foundation rose ivory classic beige photofocus concealer light ivory review swatches before and after

After attending the 2017 launch, and seeing all the great reviews about the PhotoFocus Foundation, I was super pumped to get my hands on it and try it out.

Monday, 13 February 2017

PHYTOELIXIR Intense Nutrition Subtle Oil Pre-Shampoo & Intense Nutrition Shampoo - Review

Sometimes this snowy weather takes an extra toll on my hair.  I like to think that I take good care of my hair, but the fact of the matter is that it isn't in perfect condition.  I've been blonde for the past 8 years (and I hope to never go back), and while I keep the heat styling and and powerful chemicals to a minimum, I still deal with some frizz here, breakage there, and extra dryness during the cold seasons.  So I try to sprinkle in some extra love into my haircare routine every so often.

PHYTOELIXIR Intense Nutrition Subtle Oil Pre-Shampoo & Intense Nutrition Shampoo - Review

I've never used PHYTO products before, but Team PHYTO said that it was safe for colour-treated hair (maybe not RIGHT after getting it done - I gave it 2 weeks post-dye job), as well as hair dresser-approved (she liked the fact that it had replenishing oils), so why not give it a try?

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentine's Day Nail Art Tutorial with Sally Hansen

The day is approaching!  Whether you are celebrating Valentine's day, kicking it breakfast style for Galentines Day, observing Anna Howard Shaw Day (any 30 Rock fans out there?), or waiting for the REAL holiday (February 15th a.k.a. 50% off chocolate day), why not rock some fab nail art?

Sally Hansen valentines day nail art tutorial

This Valentine's Day, Sally Hansen invites you to treat yo'self to a pink hued mani.  Pinky promise that these fresh nails are just what you need for the love-iest day of the year.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Quo 2017 Beauty Products - Review, Swatches, and Look

Ring in 2017 with some new makeup that will be part of Quo Cosmetics' core collection.

 quo 2017 makeup review swatches

This collection includes beauty staples:  matte foundation, bronzers, setting sprays, liquid lipsticks, and more.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Dior DreamSkin Advanced & 1-Minute Mask - Information

At the beginning of 2017 Dior Science revealed DreamSkin Advanced, an upgraded version of their cult product.

Dior DreamSkin Advanced & 1-Minute Mask - Information

Today we meet DreamSkin Advanced, and DreamSkin 1-Minute Mask.

Monday, 6 February 2017

ColourPop Faves: Ultra Satin Lips

Today is the third a final part of my 'ColourPop Faves' series.  That is, until ColourPop makes some new product that I fall in love with.  Part 1 - Ultra Matte Lip HERE, and Part 2 - Lippie Stix HERE.

colourpop ultra satin lips faves swatches 6 frick n frack toolips dopey

These are my current top 3!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Wet 'n Wild 2017 Launch + Coupon Code!

This past Wednesday night Wet 'n Wild hosted their 2017 product launch, held at The Loft at Baro, in downtown Toronto.

wet n wild 2017 launch event

We check out the new 2017 collection, and were encouraged to channel our inner renegade.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette - Review, Swatches

Beauty blogger problem:  Not being able to play with your new makeup until your photograph it.  So you put it in the "to photograph" box, things pile up on top of it, and next thing you know, you forgot that you owned the makeup in the first place.  Well, that's exactly what happened with this one.

NYX sweet cheeks blush palette review swatches

I got the NYX 'Sweet Cheeks' Blush Palette from the NYX After Dark event, after IMATS Toronto (which was in October 2016).

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