My First NYX Matte Lipstick

This is my very first NXY lipstick and I am really excited about it. I love matte lipsticks and bold colours, and after reading tons of online reviews I had heard that NYX makes an amazing line of matte lipsticks. With that knowledge in mind, and the brand new Rexall in my work building, it seemed like the perfect time to make the plunge and purchase my first NXY Matte Lipstick.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

There were a ton of shades to choose from and I spent the better part of my lunch hour trying to pick the best one for me. I ended up settling on shade MLS 13, called Angel, and decided that if I love the lipstick I can get another shade (or three) in a few weeks.

Well it looks like I will be getting a few more shades soon because I did love the lipstick! It is super pigmented, smooth to apply, and delivers and amazing matte look. The formula is creamy and slides on nicely, and isn’t too thick or drying like some matte lippies are. This one is just lovely and it lasted for about 4-6 hours of wear. I didn’t find it too drying, however I do apply a clear balm underneath my lipstick so that might have contributed. It didn’t seem to crack or flake very much for the first few hours, but after about 4 hours and some eating/drinking I did see a few patches.

That isn’t enough to deter me from this lipstick though. Getting at least 4 hours of a bold pigmented colour, and a chic matte look, for under $10 is worth it to me. I’m glad I finally got around to trying a NYX lipstick and I will definitely be adding more to my collection. worth it to me. I’m glad I finally got around to trying a NYX lipstick and I will definitely be adding more to my collection.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

It’s Monday and I have another mascara to show you! The new Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara is probably one of their prettiest ones to date. I love the pale pink metallic looking tube, with the big writing. It looks girly and cute, while still being chic and grown-up. The look of the tube was actually what drew me to this mascara in the first place.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Aside from the cute packaging though this mascara is really nice. The Spring 2015 launch is out in stores now, and you can see more about it on the Maybelline website here.

The Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara has a smooth formula and a good brush for catching all of my lashes. The brush is curved so it fits better to your eye, and it combines short and long bristles so it can catch each lash.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara claims to offer a full-fan effect, and I did find that it defined and separated my lashes. I got some added length but not much additional volume. I do like a thing fanned out lash look some days, so for a more natural look this mascara is a good choice. if you’re looking for thick voluminous lashes then you might want to layer it, but for a fanned out fringe this one did deliver.

Overall this is a good pick for a pretty, everyday mascara, and I will be using it for my typical work day makeup. For a special event or evening look I might layer something thicker over top of this one, but it still makes a good base for defined lashes and extra length.

Obsessed: The Body Shop Body Butter

I think I have an addiction. In the past two months I’ve gone through four containers of body butter and am halfway through a fifth one now. Three of them were the smaller size, but still that is a lot of body butter for one person. I’m clearly obsessed with The Body Shop Body Butter and I just can’t get enough!

The Body Shop Body Butter in Shea, Wild Argan Oil, and Glazed Apple

The Body Shop Body Butter in Shea, Wild Argan Oil, and Glazed Apple

The scents that I’ve been using lately are the Shea, Wild Argan Oil, and Glazed Apple. Currently I’m halfway through a large Satsuma one, and I finished off another small Wild Argan Oil but left the container at my boyfriend’s house. I just can’t get enough of these body butters and really love how soft they leave my skin.

I’ve actually talked about these before because they’re just that great. I told you about my love of the limited edition Glazed Apple scent here, and talked about the Wild Argan Oil scent here. The scents are light and lovely, not too strong or too sweet. That last nicely throughout the day and aren’t overpowering to wear all over your body.

The formula is amazing, and if you haven’t tried a body butter yet then I seriously suggest you do so right away. They’re super creamy, smooth, and so moisturizing. I apply in the morning and by afternoon and evening I am still surprised at how soft my skin is. They rub in really nicely and aren’t sticky at all. You can check out all of the scents at thebodyshop.ca and see which body butter you like best.

I love a lot of The Body Shop products but body butters are by far my favourite. After going through almost five in just two months I definitely think I need to stock up next time I’m out!

Formula X Nail Polish Is Amazing!

I just tried my very first Formula X Nail Colour last night and I am so impressed with it! I had always seen the brand while browsing at Sephora but I never really paid any attention to it. The other day I made an order online and there was a Formula X shade in the sale section that was calling my name so I added it to my cart. I didn’t know what to expect but now that I have tried it I am really impressed.

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

The shade I got is called Impeccable and it’s described as a cocoa bisque on the Sephora site. It actually is a soft, pale mauve shade which is really nice and neutral. It isn’t quite nude but it has a bit of a pink/beige tone to it. You can check out all of the shades here at sephora.ca.

The formula is what really blew me away. For such a light colour I was anticipating a few coats to get it opaque but with one coat it was perfect. The formula was smooth and applied so easily. It was pretty much a one stroke wonder. It also dried super fast and even though I bumped my nail about 30 seconds after painting it, there was no dent, scratch, smudge, or anything!

With a crazy fast formula, flawless application, and a huge range of colours I will definitely be picking up more Formula X Nail Colour soon.

Meghan Trainor for Clinique

Remember that super catchy song, All About That Bass, which is likely now going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day? Well the adorable pop star singer, newcomer Meghan Trainor, has a fun new beauty collaboration coming out! Meghan Trainor for Clinique launched on Tuesday, and will be available nationwide.

Pop star Meghan Trainor in All About That Bass

Pop star Meghan Trainor in All About That Bass

Meghan sported a bright, bubbly, Barbie-like beauty look in the video and now has a nine piece collaboration with Clinique. Meghan picked her top nine lip picks, ranging from subtle nude to bubblegum pink. While Clinique is known for fun products such as the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and Meghan is known for her girly glam look, this collaboration is sure to be a hit.

She even designed a limited edition sequined clutch, which you can get with any purchase of $30 or more.

If the popularity of her songs is any indication, the Meghan Trainor for Clinique beauty collab will be just as fun and fresh. You can check out Meghan Trainor’s lipstick picks here, at clinique.com.

Start The Week Right With a Creamy Coconut Face Mask

Good morning and happy Monday! I have to apologize for basically being MIA the past week. I started a new job and it has been so busy with my new commute and all the hustle and bustle of starting at a new workplace. I’ve gotten my schedule figured out now so I should be back on track and back to my regular blogging this week!

To start off the week right I like to recharge on Sunday nights with something relaxing, and I usually turn to a face mask. It freshens up my skin for the week ahead and gives me a little 15 minute break to relax. Last night I used an amazing Montagne Juenesse face mask and I fell in love with the scent.

Montagne Juenesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask

Montagne Juenesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask

I have had wonderful experiences with all of the Montagne Juenesse masks I have tried so far, including the Hot Chocolate Self-Heating face Mask, which you can read about here. Last night I went with the Montagne Juenesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask and it smelled so fantastic.

The Creamy Coconut face mask smells like the most delicious coconut cream pie and feels super light and fluffy. It has the consistency of pudding so it is pretty wet but once you smooth a nice thick layer on it starts to dry a little. I left mine on for 15 minutes and the whole time I smelled incredible. I cannot get over how great the scent was, and I am determined to find a shampoo or body wash or air freshener with the same incredible scent.

If you aren’t a fan of coconut then you might want to be careful, although this coconut smell wasn’t super strong. It has a bit of a sweet vanilla scent with it, which was why it reminded me of coconut cream pie. You can really smell the creamy part, which sounds strange to say but it’s the best way to describe the scent.

Aside from the delicious smell, this mask was super moisturizing and calming. It felt rejuvenating and relaxing, and left my skin feeling soft and hydrated. With ingredients like coconut water and Shea butter, this smooth mask was such a nice treat for my skin. The Montagne Juenesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask is a great choice for a quick and easy at home face mask that feels rich and luxurious.

You can find out more about the mask here, including a list of retailers that carry it.

Must Have: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set

I know it’s early in the year but I have already found my all-time favourite beauty product of 2015. The new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender is an incredible setting spray and has totally changed my makeup game.

This setting spray feels super luxurious and melts my makeup together perfectly. It blends my overall look and helps it last way longer than it normally does. I wore this for a few days around the holidays, and it made a world of difference. Typically my makeup fades and I feel like half of it is gone come 5pm, but with this setting spray I looked just a fresh at 10pm.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender

I even used this for New Year’s Eve, and in the wee hours of the morning after the countdown I still looked like I did when I left my house that morning. It helped my makeup stay put, kept the shine away from my naturally oil-prone skin, and made my makeup blend seamlessly. This product is by far my favourite item in my beauty stash so far, and I see it becoming a holy grail staple for me.

This spray has no scent and is oil-free so it’s all benefits and no harm. It feels great to apply and I didn’t need much to get great results. I only used two or three sprays (the bottle recommends 4 to 6) and although it was a little wet at first it sunk in nicely in a minute. It feels like nothing on my skin and hasn’t caused any breakouts or side effects on my sensitive skin. So far, so good!

If there is one beauty product you need to buy this year it is definitely the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender.