Blogmas Day 6: Sephora + Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

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Each and every year Sephora and Pantone Universe team up to bring you a range of limited edition sets in what they have deemed the ‘colour of the year’. You may remember these fun yearly colours standing out to you at the front of most Sephora locations and it’s always so exciting when the next colour of the year is announced. Starting in 2012, we have had a year of Tangerine Tango, Emerald, Radiant Orchid, and Marsala. And just announced for 2016 we have two colours coming! Rose Quartz and Serenity.

“Delight in the gentle pink of Rose Quartz; blaze beauty trails with the unexpected blue of Serenity. Wear each colour individually or break all the rules and wear them together!”

The range includes various pieces that are really taking 2016 beauty to a bold new level. Each colour of the year comes in a Matte Lipstick which will retail for $22. They are said to have quite the colour payoff, yet reviews have also noted a slight glossy hue to these lipsticks.

Also included in these Sephora + Pantone Universe pieces is a new Modern Watercolours Lip Gloss Set which retails for $28. Following the rule breaking drama of these colours, this 6 shade set is anything but conventional and understated.

And last but not least the Modern Watercolours Eye Palette which retails for $49. Again, unconventional and dramatic. Bold colours that are identical to a watercolour paint set! I can’t wait to get my hands on these.

What do you think of the 2016 colour of the year?

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Christmas 2015 Preview

That time of year has come. Wishlists are being published, cards are being written, and Christmas shopping has started. The Santa Clause parade is already over and done with and it’s time to enjoy the holiday season. But after a few weeks of enjoying the holly jolly-ness, the stress sets in. All those people you need to buy gifts for! I’m a horrible gifter; always waiting till the last minute and buying mediocare gifts, but with a few reviews of this year’s hottest gift guides I can offer you a little gifting guide! Take a look at these previews and don’t let the stress set it!

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Let’s start with the makeup and beauty gifts – Sephora’s 2015 palettes and gift guides. My picks are based on other reviews and my own trials. My first pick would be the Glamglow Big Book of Sexy, a 10 piece collection of all of Glamglow’s cleansers and treatments for a complete skin regimen. I’m in love with Glamglow’s products and think this would be a great gift! Followed by the Smashbox Art. Love. Colour Master Class which can pretty much be the entirety of your eyeshadows and blush collection all in one, all with amazing colour payoff and quality! And last but not least, the Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Kit. As a lover of the Peter Thomas Roth masks I think this gift is the jackpot! And of course there is still the gifting option of all beauty products that Sephora sell’s on a regular basis!

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My next favourite gifting locale, Chapters/Indigo! Always one of my favourite places to wander and shop during the holiday season, and they have the perfect gifts! I love the Gold Script Plates that come in an adorably festive set of four, as well as the festive Galvanized Steel LED Marquee Set that comes in “Joy” “&” “Love”. And what better gift that a book of Cocktails, such as the Experimental Cocktail Club: Paris, London & New York by Romee de Goriainoff – 85 award winning cocktail recipes from around the world!

And one final gifting idea – nights in the city. For example, Phantom of the Opera comes to Toronto December 8th at the Princess of Whales Threatre. I’ve never seen it but have always wanted to. Check out your local concert listings or favourite sports teams. These gifts may be a little more pricey but I’ll always remember a special night out more than an unwrapped gift.

Do you have any great gifting ideas yet?


Top 5 – August


Once again, another month come and gone. But with the ending of this month there also comes the end of a season (more or less). With friends and family returning to school and my job continuing my ever precarious contract, it’s time to settle into the swing of things again and embrace the coming of Autumn. With this new embrace, I think it’s time to set myself some blogging goals for the last four months of the year. These include but are not limited to: being prepared and writing in advance, spending more time with my camera, and giving in to the nerves of putting my face in this space more often. Four months go by quick in blogging life so time to end 2015 on a great note.

So getting back to the main event here: Top 5 favourites of August. These may come as no surprise to you since I seem to resort back to the same favourites every few months. But this time it’s a specific combo that has really got me hooked. Specifically the duo of my ever-fav Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in the shade Pinched (which I apply with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush), paired with the Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Bronzer in the shade 03. This combo seems to create the most perfect mix of a bronze glow! The cream blush has the slightest shimmer to it that renders highlighter unnecessary. Seriously! I feel so bright and semi-strobed!

I also haven’t been able to put down my Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in the shade Stiletto this summer! I’ve been suggesting it to all my friends and have even chatting about it with other bloggers! This is a great pop of colour on the eyes that isn’t too dramatic and actually stays put! 12 hours of wear in this bad boy. Yet although my eye liner stays, my eyeshadow hasn’t been on these hot and humid days. So I’ve pulled out my ever trusty E.L.F Mineral Eyeshadow Primer a $3 dupe of all those other ones out there that is perfect for all day long eyeshadow wear!

And last but not least is something I’ve already reviewed here. It’s the Una Brennan Super Facialist Cleansing Oil, my new favourite face product. It’s an orange scented cleansing oil that leaves my face feeling super soft and moisturized after cleansing. My face has been loving it!

What have you been loving this past month and summer? Bring on the Autumn and my favourite warm colours and scarves! I can’t wait!