Friday, April 18, 2014

‹ New In: The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipsticks ›

After watching Vivianna's video on her Current Drugstore Beauty Favourites, I immediately rushed out to pick up the new Colour Crush Shine Lipsticks from The Body Shop. These newly released sheer lipsticks sounded and looked perfect for the spring and summer, and they sure are. 

With a buy two get one free offer going on, I picked up three shades. The first is 03 Pink Charming, a slightly blue-toned pink shade. Secondly I reached for 18 Sunset Romance, a coral shade. The last of the three is 13 Breathless Berry, a berry mauve shade. All the shades give a sheer, shiny and slightly shimmery wash of colour. The texture is quite balmy so it's almost like wearing a tinted lip balm. 

These are $13 CAD each and should be released in all Canadian stores. I believe they were also released a couple of days ago in the UK. 

If you've picked up The Body Shop's Colour Crush Shine Lipticks, let me know what shades you chose!

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The Body Shop is a cruelty free brand.

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Polybutene (Binder), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate (Skin Conditioning Agent - Occlusive), Polyethylene (Binder/Stabiliser), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Mica (Opacifying Agent), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille (Emulsifier/Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Tin Oxide (Opacifying Agent), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient). [+/- CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 15850/Red 7 Lake/Red 6 (Colorant), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colorant), CI 77492/Iron Oxides (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake (Colorant), CI 45380/Red 22 Lake (Colorant), CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake (Colorant)].

Monday, April 14, 2014

‹ The Spring Edit: Nails ›

When spring rolls around, I pull out all my lighter neutrals and pastels for my nails. The subtle pop of colours are always fun to wear while the sunshine and flowers come out again. 

Starting with the neutrals, I'm certain there will be no shortage of OPI Samoan Sand in my weekly rotations this season. This is a shade I will wear all year round because it just works with everything; you can't go wrong with a neutral nude. For something a more grey and shimmery, I imagine Formula X for Sephora's Supernatural will be a good pick. It picks up light nicely and gives the nails a nice polished finish. Plus, the long lasting formula makes it a good no-fuss choice. Lastly to transition between neutrals and pastels is Essie Adore-a-Ball. It takes about three coats for an opaque finish but it is also fantastic over a French manicure look with one coat. 

Pastels are always lovely for the spring and the popular Essie Mint Candy Apple is a light mint shade that's great for a transition between spring and summer. It's an easy to wear shade, just like Essie Absolutely Shore, a pale seafoam green shade. I imagine it would be nice on all skin tones. Lastly, Essie Lilacism is a pastel purple that is slightly blue toned which I love. Again, a nice one on all skin tones, in my opinion.

What nail polishes will you be painting on your nails this spring?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

‹ Share The Love: The Canadian Edition ›

There is something about supporting a fellow Canadian blogger that makes me super happy. I love that blogging has brought me into the lovely blogging community and while it's great connecting with bloggers from the UK, US, and Australia, to name a few places, it's always exciting to find others that share the same interests as me close to home. In case you've ever wondered, I call the West Coast of Canada home but I'm currently based in various cities in Ontario for school. I say various cities because long story short, I have to move often for school. I miss being surrounded by beautiful evergreens, sparkling blue water, and comfortably warm weather, even if it comes with pouring rain. That's what the West Coast experience is like for me but anyway, this post is not about me. It's about my appreciation for my lovely fellow Canadian bloggers. 

LIFE, SET SAIL: Ahh, Brittany. This beautiful blogger based in Calgary, Alberta is certainly a favourite and one I look up to. Her photos are absolutely amazing and her posts are based on quality, not quantity. While it is primarily beauty-based, she does have some nice lifestyle posts on Sundays. Brittany shows that it doesn't take a mountain of products to keep a blog running and bring readers back. I seriously want to meet her some day.

LIONS LACE LATTES: New to my reading list, but a quick favourite. Ashley, an Alberta-based blogger has a range of posts from beauty to style to lifestyle. She takes beautiful photos and writes great posts that have me hooked. I'm surprised she doesn't have more followers and that it took me so long to find her. 

THE A STYLE: I had the fortune of meeting up with Alexandra a couple weeks back and gosh, she is lovely! She's a Montreal-based blogger who posts primarily about beauty but she told me she initially created her blog for fashion posts. She has great style and so that being said, Alexandra please do fashion posts!

UNDER THE BLUSH: Sharon is an Ontario-based beauty blogger who is just great with nail art. Her Manicure Monday posts are always ones to look forward to! She picks so many good products and I'm always tempted to purchase them after reading her reviews.

KYRA'S BEAUTY BAG: I met Kyra a couple of weeks ago, the same day I met up Alexandra, and she is just fantastic! She is quite new to blogging but her posts are great and her photos always catch my eye in my Bloglovin' feed. I can't wait to read more from her!

Please go check out all of these blogs if you haven't already! I'm sure none will disappoint. :)
What blogs would you like to share with me and all my readers? Leave their links down below!