Monday, August 22, 2016

#ManiMonday: Quo by Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Feeling Free

I'm back at it today with another shade from the new Quo by Orly Breathable nail polish line in Feeling Free, a gorgeous, bright purple. The formula on this polish is thick and pigmented, applies incredibly well and wears for days and days with no chips and minimal tipwear. The formula on these polishes is thicker than normal but it definitely lasts better than the average drugstore nail polish and has a lovely, thick, gel finish that looks great days after application.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sale Alert: Frank and Oak Warehouse Sale Montreal Aug17 - Aug 21

There are few things I love in life more than a good sale which is why I'm so excited to share that Montreal fashion brand Frank and Oak are hosting their warehouse sale this month from August 17th to the 21st. The event is brought to us by Style Democracy, a website you need to follow if you live in the Montreal and/or Toronto area and love good deals. The sale features tons of cool pieces for men at pretty incredible prices, the bf was so happy to stock up on shirts and blazers for work he didn't even mind the torrential rain we braved to get there. Although the sale only features menswear right now (ladies stay tuned for their upcoming releases) a few of the pieces are on the unisex side, I absolutely loved their rain jackets and casual shirts that I encouraged the man to get and plan to borrow from him the first chance I get.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Quo by Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Barely There. Swatches and Review

Today I have a new release from QUO by Orly's line of Breathable nail polishes. The new formula claims to allow nails to "breathe" and features ingredients like Argan Oil, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C to help promote healthy nail growth. The shade I have today is Barely There, a creamy white. The formula is nice and thick and goes on like a gel within two coats, the pigmentation was great which is impressive for a white polish. The polish went on smooth, all I got was a nice creamy white that looked even and had none of the usual streaks pastel and light shades tend to get. Very impressive. The formula on this polish (I am currently testing the other shades) wore very, very well with minimal chipping and tip wear and little loss in the shine department. All in all, a fantastic formula and the best shade of white I've tried so far.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

PÜR Glow Together Jumbo Bronzer Review

The new PÜR Glow Together Jumbo Bronzer is massive powder that features six different stripes of powder with different finishes and subtle variations in tan colors that are meant to be used individually or together to help you achieve that sun kissed glow. The compact is a sturdy plastic that has a luxe feel to it and it features a gigantic full size mirror inside.
Half the palette is matte with a soft satin finish and half features a very subtle shimmer. The formula across the palette is buttery and smooth and it applies very well to the skin, the softness of the powder makes it very blendable and natural looking. Given the size of the palette it's pretty easy to grab color from different parts of the palette, I like grabbing some of the satin shades to contour and warm up the face as they are a bit more neutral and cool toned while the lower part of the powder features warmer tones with a soft glow to them which I actually like to use as a blush. I like the formula on this powder so much that it's quickly become my go-to for quick make-up days. The colors are soft enough that they can be used with ease by any beginner or anyone in a hurry to warm up the face or add some definition. The colors are also pretty neutral, which in my opinion makes them so easy to use, there's very little orange or redness in it so I never had to worry about it looking unnatural.
All in all, this is pretty spectacular bronzer with a lovely formula and well thought out shades that quickly made it's way into my daily routine and that says a lot given the amount of absurd amount of bronzers I have in my stash.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Footlogix Medical Intensive Moisturizing Mousse

Summer is here and that means your feet will be in display for the whole world to see. The warm weather took me by surprise and I found myself searching for quick ways to get my feet ready for the open toed shoes and sandals.  Footlogix Medical Intensive Moisturizing Mousse is a quick absorbing mousse that's easy to apply and leaves no greasy film behind. The product contains 10% Urea, infused with Spirulina and is formulated to carry the active pharmaceutical ingredients right into the layers of the epidermis, reaching the targeted areas of the foot and bringing relief right where you need it. This products can be especially beneficial for diabetics and is a proud supporter of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

The formula of the product is, you guessed it, mousse like. It absorbs very quickly and leaves the skin smooth and soft with no residue, you can apply it day or night without that dreaded, comfortable feeling of greasiness. I enjoy how lightweight the formula is, I personally hate the feel of any cream or lotion which is probably the reason I don't have silky skin all the time and I did find myself reaching for this product simply because it feels like nothing once it's on and it does a great job at moisturizing dry, cracked feet. I also really like using this mousse every time I have to head out and wear a sandal and I need my feet to like soft ant silky without having to worry about slippery feet that I usually get from most products.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PÜR Strobe/Highlighting Palettes in Moonlight Glow and Sun-Kissed Glow. Review and Swatches

PÜR has been releasing some pretty amazing products this summer and their new Strobe/Highlighting Palettes ($34) intrigued me the moment I lied my eyes on them. The packaging is stunning, from the textured gold boxed the palettes comes packed in to the actual palettes which feature a glossy sturdy plastic compact with gold details. One opened you get a full size mirror and three generous pans of poured, cream highlighters. I have both palettes to share with you today: Moonlight Glow features lighter shades while Sun-Kissed Glow has more warm colors.

The formula is a silky cream that sort of dries down on application making it easy to tap and glide over other products. I found the best way to apply these products is with my fingers, the warmth can somehow melt and work the product better into the skin as well as picking it up from the pan. The formula is quite pigmented, a few taps of the product will give you a diffused glow that can be easily built. What makes this formula so nice to play with is the way it sits on top of the skin how beautifully in blends, you never have to fear it'll look powdery of too stark, you'll just glow! 
The Sun-Kissed Glow Palette features a range of colors better suited for those with warmer and daker complexions. Aurora, the first shade on the left is a soft champagne highlight, Solar is a stunning peachy highlight and Dusk is a coppery bronze.
The Moonlight Glow Palette is better suited for those with paler skin. Going left to right. Twilight is the highlighter in the palette, a light pearly cream follower by Lunar, a pearly pink and Eclipse a bronzey pink. 

L-R Sun-Kissed Glow (Aurora, Solar, Dusk) Moonlight Glow (Twilight, Lunar, Eclipse)

Sun-Kissed Glow

Moonlight Glow

I love the range of shadows in these palettes, I for one always love combining a few products when highlighting my face so having three shades in one palette is perfect. I also find layering and mixing the shades together can create even more options, making this palette so versatile. To my surprise I found myself to really enjoy the cream products and the finish they leave onto the skin, they can look so natural and are really the best product to use to get that glow-from-within look. These shades can almost refine your highlighting game and I for one, am ready to leave behind the ridiculous Instagram look with reflective beams of light shooting form my cheekbones that never look good in real life. All in all these palettes are definitely worth checking out and a pretty amazing value considering the generous size of three different shades you get for the money. 

Here are the palettes in action

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