Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters

With so much buzz around the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer and Butter Blushes, it’s no surprise that Physicians Formula launched the Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters late last year. I’ve been testing them out for the past 3 months. Colours The Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters are available in 5 shades – Pearl (white), Iridescence, Pink, Rose…

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NEW IN: Murale Spring 2018

About Murale Murale is the destination for prestige beauty shopping in Canada. There’s some crossover between the brands available at Murale, Sephora, the Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart. For example, Murale carries your typical NARS, Chanel, Guerlain, Foreo, Stila etc. However, hard to find beauty brands catered to more niche markets (natural, luxury, international) are…

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NEW IN: Physicians Formula Skincare 2018

In 2018, Physician Formula is new and improved. Firstly, their makeup has a sleek new look (more on this soon). Secondly, the brand has delved deeper into the world of skincare. If I’m not mistaken, Physicians Formula is one of a select few hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, dermatologist tested, cruelty-free, clinically tested brands at the drugstore.…

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Introducing Clove + Hallow

Hurrah! Another cruelty-free and vegan makeup option is now available in Canada (see my Note Cosmetics review). It’s an exciting time to be a consumer in the makeup and beauty space. In the fall of 2017, Clove + Hallow – a brand that pairs clean beauty with a clean aesthetic – became available at the…

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Introducing NOTE Cosmetics

Launched in 2014, NOTE Cosmetics is a vegan makeup and skincare brand formulated in European manufacturing facilities and sold in 72 countries. That list now includes Canada. Late last year, I had the opportunity to visit a Rexall store to celebrate the launch, talk to a brand rep, and swatch and play with the products. About…

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Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks Review and Swatches

Mix the versatility of the Bite Beauty Multisticks with the Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Lip Glosses and what do you get? The Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks – makeup for the eyes, cheeks and lips in the prettiest metallic/shimmery colours. Colours The Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks are meant to be the same in function…

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Bite Beauty Holiday Limited Edition Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Glosses in Blush Pearl, Lavender Pearl and Cherry Pearl

It’s past October 31st, which means I can sing Christmas songs and talk about holiday launches, right? …On the advent of the holographic/metallic lip trend in late 2016 and early 2017, Bite Beauty launched the original 6 permanent-range Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Glosses – Champagne Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl, Bronze Pearl, Oyster and Peacock…

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Get Glossier

Glossier is now available in Canada. Finally (except for Quebec). I’ve tried Glossier in the past thanks to a friend who let me play with her order (thanks, Rui!). On Glossier’s launch in Canada, I knew exactly what I wanted. I picked up the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk and the Glossier Stretch Concealer in…

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NEW IN: Soap & Glory 2017 Canadian Launches

Soap & Glory, one of the UK’s top cult high street (aka drugstore) brands just dropped a few new skincare, bath and body products in Canada. Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub (300 mL, $18 CAD) The Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub smells so good you could eat it. The blend of…

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One Coat Wonder?

A one coat nail polish? Color Club recently introduced the Coated One Coat nail lacquers. These nail polishes promise to be opaque in just one layer.   Formula I’ll be straight up with you. Unfortunately, they’re not opaque in one coat. Upon receiving them in the mail, I immediately cracked open the white polish. It needed two…

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Sally Hansen Black to Basics Collection

Loves hockey. Lives in an igloo. What does it truly mean to be Canadian? What about chic sophistication and understated yet bold? Like Rupi Kaur, Coco Rocha or Ryan Gosling. I think the latter is the better answer. Inspired by the ability of Canadians to subtly stand out, the new Sally Hansen Black to Basics…

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OPI Iceland Collection

Grab your sweaters and hats because Fall is nearly here, Winter is coming and fittingly, the OPI Iceland Nail Polish Collection inspired by the arctic just dropped. Formulation The OPI Iceland Collection is available in OPI’s Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and Gel Color formulations. I’m familiar with the former two, both of which apply soothly,…

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Sally Hansen InstaDri and Crayola Nail Polish Collection

In celebration of back to school, Sally Hansen has partnered with Crayola to create 12 new polishes inspired by classic Crayola crayon colours. The polishes have cute little Crayola bottle caps, and it might just be me but the polishes smell like crayons too. Formulation The Crayola polishes feature the classic Instadri formula, a 3-in-1 base coat,…

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