The Body Shop WONDERBLUR Review & Pictures

The Body Shop Wonderblur Review & PicturesDesigned to be applied as the final step in your skincare routine before putting on your makeup, The Body Shop WONDERBLUR is a silicone-based face primer that claims to provide a lightweight blurring effect.

This blurring effect reduces the appearance of fine lines, while it minimizes the look of pores.

It will be available to purchase in March, which is right around the corner. (Time is flying by pretty fast, isn’t it? But I really can’t wait for spring and the warmer weather to arrive. The frigid winter weather has been going on far too long for my liking.)

To see how it performed, I incorporated The Body Shop WONDERBLUR into my everyday morning routine to see how it would fare over the duration of the day and into the night.

P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to enter my worldwide Instagram giveaway for your chance to win some nail-polish goodies!

P.P.S. You still have until February 27 to enter my Canadian giveaway for The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set!

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Essie New York Fashion Week Recaps: Days 1, 2 & 3

Essie New York Fashion Week 2015 Rebecca MinkoffNail polish alone is enough to make my pulse race, but what really oils up my engine is when I see it in action on the runway.

Fashion is a creative force that I love to follow. No, I don’t jump on every trend, but I like to know what’s going on in the industry because it sometimes echoes the status quo, while other times, it challenges it defiantly!

Beauty and fashion go hand-in-hand, and I’m inspired by the creativity that goes into each look. Although commercial beauty is pleasing to the eye, it’s the editorial, quirky, and offbeat designs that I find myself drawn to the most. Fashion is art.

So when I checked my e-mail this week and found a bunch of Essie New York Fashion Week Recaps, I had to share them with you, my fellow nailphiles.

You get to see Essie nail polish in action on the runway – it doesn’t get more exciting than that! (Well, the only thing I could see trumping that would be if I ever meet Essie Weingarten!) ;)

In this post, I share with you information and photos from Days 1, 2, and 3 of Essie nail polish at New York Fashion Week 2015!

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OPI Do You Take Lei Away? Swatches & Review

OPI Do You Take Lei Away Swatches & Review OPI Do You Take Lei Away? is from the Hawaii Collection that came out earlier this month.

This nail polish took me by surprise. Colours like this are hit or miss for me because I still haven’t figured out how to choose the most flattering ones. (Many times, these kind of shades look like Band-Aids on me.)

OPI Do You Take Lei Away? is very different – I found it complementary on my skin tone! It doesn’t make my fingers look washed out like a corpse bride. And the lovely shine keeps it from looking flat and blah.

If you usually shy away from neutrals like this and your skin tone is around the same as mine, I urge you to give this one a shot. It might just pleasantly surprise you, too!

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Quick Look: Zoya Delight Collection Swatches & Bottle Shots

Zoya Delight Collection PIcturesWith temperatures dipping to minus 30 degrees Celcius, anything that reminds me of the spring and warmer weather that doesn’t make me feel like Frosty the Snowman’s relative is a good thing in my book!

The Zoya Delight Collection certainly fits the bill. There are lots of cheerful colours that make me think of Easter.

To refresh your memory of the shades, be sure to check out my post on the Zoya Delight Collection press release that I published back in January.

I wore the pink (Eden) for Valentine’s Day, and it has such a smooth formula! (I’m not even crazy about pinks, but that’s a pretty one.)

Check out the rest of this blog post to see bottles shots and swatches of all the colours in the Zoya Delight Collection, and stay tuned when I bring you in-depth reviews on each.

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Maybelline at New York Fashion Week 2015 (Marissa Webb & Jonathan Simkhai Shows)

Maybelline NYFW 2015Today, I have something cool to share with you. (Happy Valentine’s Day, by the way!)

If you’re into fashion, you know what NYFW stands for! ;)

In this post, I include photos and information about the makeup inspiration and the fashion for the Marissa Webb and Jonathan Simkhai shows.

The Maybelline makeup artists whipped up the looks for both of the designers during New York Fashion Week 2015, which demonstrates that drugstore makeup can take you from the sidewalk to the catwalk in style.

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Canadian Giveaway: Win The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set

Edit (March 1): Congratulations, Lori B.! You’ve won my giveaway. To claim your prize, please reply to my e-mail within 72 hours with your mailing address, which I’ll forward to The Body Shop. They’ll send you the prize directly.

Thanks to everyone for participating! Stay tuned because tomorrow, I’ll be announcing a HUGE nail-polish giveaway that’ll be open to Canada and US residents. You won’t want to miss it!


Today is Friday the 13th! (Are you superstitious? I’m not!) Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Will you be my Valentine?

I reached out to The Body Shop and asked if we could collaborate on a special giveaway for my readers. To my delight, they said yes and generously offered to provide the prize: the new and limited edition The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set, which retails for $50 CAD!

From today until February 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST, Canadian residents can enter for a chance to win The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Giveaway!

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Giveaway Swatch And Learn

Please carefully read the rules to make sure that your entry qualifies. Also, in the Rafflecopter form, you can unlock more ways to get more than one entry and to get new entries daily!

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OPI This Color’s Making Waves Swatches & Review

OPI This Color's Making Waves Swatches & ReviewOPI This Color’s Making Waves hails from the Hawaii Collection.

If there was such a thing as a mermaid robot, I feel like OPI This Color’s Making Waves would be Ariel VT4000!

It has a cool, futuristic feel with the teal that reminds me of a mermaid’s tail.

As if you couldn’t tell, this nail polish has a high shine with tons of shimmer. I feel like it could catch the light, even without a baseball glove and with its eyes blindfolded!

Like an enchanted pool, OPI This Color’s Making Waves beckoned me closer. Somehow, it ended up on my nails and it stayed there for a few days! ;)

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