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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NYX Liquid Suedes. Review and Swatches

The liquid lipstick trend isn't going anywhere and like any respectable beauty junkie I am a huge fan of this trend and am excited to see brands step up their game and come up with better formulas and a wider variety of colors. NYX has released its Liquid Suede range while ago, the brand is pretty accessible to most of us, here in Canada we've seen it pop up and establish itself in most drugstores across the country which makes me happy and excited to see a brand known for bold colors and great products at reasonable prices available to all.
I've only gotten my hands on the range Liquid Suedes late this summer and had a fair chance to play with them and put them to the test, so here's my experience with the liquid lipsticks.
The formula is relatively thin and moussey, the applicator is pretty great making it easy to line and fill in lips and get reasonably clean lines without having to reach for a pencil or brush. The formula is very comfortable on the lips and dries down to a comfortable matte finish quite fast. Most colors had decent pigmentation, one to two swipes proved more than enough to get full opacity. I did notice the lighter colors tended to look almost chalky once dried but this never bothered me nor did I find it took away from the color or overall effect. The formula were nicely across the board, I did not notice major feathering with any of the colors but the product does transfer quite easily and almost disappears completely when drinking and especially when eating. This is not a long wearing product by any means but it does layer nicely making touch ups relatively easy. I do recommend you bring along the lipstick you are wearing, it's pretty much guaranteed you'll need to touch up through the day which is the one downside of this formula.
My favourite part about this range has to be the incredible color variety. NYX is known for bold colors and they delivered with this release. The range features a wide variety of trendy maroons and browns, bold colors and my personal favourite, the stunning Jet Set, a deep blue that makes my heart flutter every time I put it on.
All in all, the formula is good has enough good points that I can overlook the poor longevity and wear. The colors are stunning, apply well and look great once on so carrying the tube of lipstick around for occasional touch ups is a small price to pay for a show stopping, comfortable lip.

Foiled Again

Respect the Pink

Run the World

Jet Set

Subversive Socialite

Club Hopper

Downtown Beauty

Oh, Put It On


*Products provided for consideration. This does not influence my opinions or reviews

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas from Clarins Fragrance

Last night I had the pleasure to attend a Clarins Fragrance Holiday Gift Guide event at the Ritz Carlton Montreal and got a chance to check out all the wonderful giftsets brands are putting out this holiday season as well as smell and learn about each fragrance.

Gifting your loved one a fragrance is a great idea just make sure you know what family of fragrance they usually are attracted to. Make sure you don't gift a fragrance YOU love; this is about them and their own unique taste. If you are not confident enough to go with a fragrance try opting for a perfumed body cream, it's softer to wear but just as luxurious.

Thierry Mugler Angel Glamorama Eau de Parfum Limited Edition
Exclusive to Hudson's Bay
50ml- $138

Thierry Mugler Alien Giftset
Hudson's Bay, Jean Coutu and Murale - $126

Thierry Mugler A*Men

One of my all time male fragrances, I fell in love with it years ago, when I went back home to study and a classmate sat next to me wearing this cologne. I was hypnotized. I remember pretending to be cold and asking him for his jacket just so I could sniff it. That's when I was introduced to the world of Thierry Mugler fragrances. Later that year while coming to visit my parents for the first time in Montreal I spotted Angel in the airport duty free and needless to say that was my perfume for years to come. I remember wearing it around Montreal long before it became available here and having people stop me in the streets asking me what fragrance I was wearing. A*Men and Angel were my first experience with fragrances and taught me how amazing and powerful you can feel with the right perfume.

The A*Men Family now includes 4 different variations, all limited editions (100ml - $99.00)
A*Men Pure Wood Eau de Toilette
A*Men Pure Coffee Eau de Toilette
A*Men Pure Malt Eau de Toilette
A*Men Pure Havane Eau de Toilette

Thierry Mugler Les Exceptions
This is a universal collection of unique creations and original alchemies crafted around the major themes of traditional perfumery.
The quintessence of Mugler's expertise, the collection showcases five classic scent facets: floral, chypre, musk, oriental and fougere.
These fragrances are bringing back what perfumes used to be, they are absolutely exquisite and trying them out was a true olfactory experience.I was literally moved by the Musk one. The scent haunts me. This collection is everything and if you are lucky enough to live in the three locations where it's available is worth checking them out. The bottle alone, with its Art-Deco vibe is a work of art and it's refillable.

Available exlusively at Hudson's Bay Montreal (downtown), Toronto(Queen & Yorkdale) and Vancouver (downtown).
EDP (80ml) - $185.00
Refill (80ml) - $127.00

Azzaro Pour Homme

Swarovski Aura
Not only is the perfume sublime but the giftset includes a limited edition Swarovski lipstick. What;s a Swarovski lipstick, you ask? Oh you know, just a gorgeous lipstick with crazy gloss like shine given by the ground up Swarovsky crystals ground inside!!! Yes. You need it. If that's not enough, you also get a lovely Crystal Gloss pendant (worth $76) that hosts a Swarovsky infused gloss inside.  Bling yourself up!

Available exclusively at Hudson's Bay - $65

Burberry My Burberry
Personalize your perfume and make it truly yours by getting your initials engraved on the bottle.