sephora pantone 2015 marsala colletion

{Sephora + Pantone Universe 2015: Marsala Collection}

I’ve always had a fear of reddish brown make up. Latent memories of multiple aunts in gaudy dresses and obscene layers of makeup were all concluded with a few sweeps of the ’90s brown lip. A shade that’s still hugely popular in the Arab beauty world you know.

Fast forward to 2015 and I’m all like “hey girl, loving your marsala lip” (pronounced Mah-sal-la if you grew up with an Indian family like I did).

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christmas nudestix beauty

{Wearing NudeStick on eyes, lips and cheeks}

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with founders of the brand, NudeStix to hear their story behind why this beauty revolution was set to be a part of ever woman’s make up bag. Sure, we love our luxurious palettes and bullets of bright and bold colour — but some most days we just want to look, simply pretty.

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clear scalp intense hydration

{Clear Intense Hydration}

Today I got some pretty exciting beauty mail. Some of you may know that since I’ve come to Canada I’ve been experiencing some severe hair loss. It’s no surprise. Okay fine, I’ll admit I have a bad habit of touching my scalp a little way too much but because of this, I know it’s in bad condition.

A few months ago a colleague highly recommended Clear’s Scalp & Hair products to help rid me of the bumps on my scalp and better my hair growth. Needless to say I’m excited to finally try it! Full review on these babies to come and yes I will be rockin’ a summery floral headband to boot.

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#ClearVoice WIN two tickets for The Voice concert July 10

So since Clear are the sponsors of The Voice Tour (because obviously you need gorgeous hair on set), I’m teaming up with them to giveaway TWO tickets to watch the Toronto leg of the tour! Are you in the city? Do you want to stop by for some fun times? Enter via the rafflecopter app below for a chance to win. Check out the rules and regulations and be sure to tweet @RemaGouyez #ClearVoice about who you want to see most!

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Please note this gorgeous giveaway is sponsored by Clear!

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philosophy morning

{The morning routine}

We all know I’ve become a little too obsessed with Philosophy favourites and that I rarely do giveaways on my blog. I couldn’t resist this opportunity to share this HUGE collection of Philosophy products with my readers though.

I’ll admit, when I asked what you could win, I was a little jealous, despite having the opportunity to test all these products already. THAT’S how much I love this brand!

Read all about the editor sleepover at the Trump here and get the low-down on our favourite products in the link below!

http://www.29secrets.com/beauty/skin-care-tips-pros

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{The prizes}

Below you’ll find a list of the products you’ll be winning, below me 90% of the products make me squeal with joy.

The good morning routine

  • Time in a Bottle Serum
  • Purity Made Simple Cleanser
  • Eye Hope cream
  • Micro-Delivery Exfoliating Wash
  • Hope in a Jar
  • Amazing Grace Body Wash
  • Amazing Grace Fragrance

The goodnight routine

  • The Micro-Delivery Triple Acid Peel
  • Miracle Worker Anti Aging Eye Cream
  • When Hope is Not Enough Serum Oil
  • Purity Made Simple Wipes
  • Hope in a Jar Night
  • Miracle Worker Night Cream
  • Miracle Worker Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads

Total Value: $800!

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peonies amazing grace

{Amazing Grace – my favourite new scent}

amazing grace

{The cleanest you’ll ever smell}

night products

{The night time products}

 

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{Dior Spring 2014 – Trianon}

Dior spring 2014 collection

{Dior – the products}

It’s the dead of winter I’m shamelessly pulling out my pastel sweaters and lippie shades already. No really, day one of 2014 and you can see in my NYE post that I’m already wearing coral lipstick. Enter squeal of excitement upon unpacking the Dior spring 2014collection.

dior trianon spring 2014 diorblush

{Diorblush – Trianon}

First up, if you ask me, the centrepiece of the collection. Diorblush in Trianon – a blush that instantly warms your face with an intense pink glow. I can’t decide whether I want to cherish it or rub the entire palette all over my face. Suggestions?

dior lip glow balm in coral

{Dior Lip Glow in Coral and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Crinoline}

My second favourite pieces stand strong in the lip category. I didn’t really believe in the lip glow when I first applied it but the longer I left it on, the more it started to work it’s magic! A lip balm that works with your natural skin colouring to give you a personalized result.

Rouge Dior Lipstick in Crinoline spring trianon 2014

{Wearing: Diorblush in Trianon and Rouge Dior Lipstick Crinoline}

The Crinoline lipstick is essentially my dream coral. I mean it’s just a shade that will literally flatter the palest of pretties to the darkest of divas. So it’s got me covered from winter to summer! The creamy formula glides on and give your make up a totally fresh makeover.

dior spring lip glow swatch coral

{Wearing: Diorblush in Trianon and Lip Glow in Coral}

dior addict lip gloss trianon Petillante and Exquisse

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante and Exquisse}

IT’S LIKE ICE CREAM AND RASPBERRY SYRUP. I know, you shouldn’t trust food that’s neon but I couldn’t help but think of the ice cream van that’d come around my hood as a kid when I saw these lip glosses. Soft serve, strawberry ice pops and raspberry syrup. #nom

dior addict lip gloss Exquisse spring 2014 trianon

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Exquisse}

My sister’s kinda stealing this one from the beauty drawer. Isn’t the shade special? A wet, glossy pop of fuchsia.

Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante

{Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Petillante}

This subtle and shimmery pink is soft enough to wear as a nude for the perfect evening look. I prefer to stay away from shimmery lips in the daytime but I wouldn’t be quick reject this beauty.

dior spring 2014 mono eye shadow

{Dior Backstage Prime and Mono Eye Shadow}

I. Adore the Mono Eye Shadows that Dior has to offer. This matte collection of pastels is nothing short of eye brightening and love that you can literally apply with your fingers in seconds.

dior spring beauty look 2014

{Wearing the mono shadow – applied with fingers}

Lilac on the eyes? I never would have thought it but it doesn’t look too bad, right?!

 dior new primer pore glow maximizer

{Dior Pore Minimizer and Glow Maximizer}

Er, so, my pores have decided to make a massive appearance on my skin lately and I’m facing the fact that it’s time to start the cover up. Dior’s mattifying balm makes the pores disappear in seconds but it’s not best for those who have dry skin…

The Glow Maximizer on the other hand…sublime! I mixed a pump in with my foundation and got nothing but a glowalicious base. If you need to tone it down but don’t want to mattify your skin then sweep some of your Ambient Powder overtop for a luminous finish.

dior spring nail vernis polish 2014

{Dior Vernis Spring 2014}

Alongside the YSL polis Dior’s Vernis is the best on the market. These beautiful shades and creamy and apply like a dream. More to come on these…

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