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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I haven’t been posting much. Combination of being unacceptably busy and not haven’t the time to get creative and inspired.

I have however, recently pulled together a tutorial for StyleList.ca on Taylor Swift’s classic make up look. Sigh. I wish I had her blonde hair for this. I digress. This idea came to me after replaying her new 1989 album a million and one times. I haven’t listened to an album this much since Mumford’s last record.

 

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Outside the world of beauty you’ll notice I’m also swooning over everything Christmas light related (in the city and my place!), the last few leaves of Autumn (as I write this the snow sets on the ground outside), Essie’s Christmas 2014 collection (more to come on that) and last but not least. Balzac’s Parisian Mist Tea Latte – If I could have on everyday I would.

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{Parisian Mist Tea Latte}

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{Toronto City Hall}

 

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snow angel shower gel philosophy

snow angel shower gel philosophy

{Snow Angel}

Day One: Philosophy Snow Angel Last year I’m pretty sure my mum made her first snow angel, Ever. This scent reminds me so much of the awesome times we had last year. I’m pretty sure it was their first time tobogganing, too <3

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Back to the present day and I start my Monday with the soft and subtle scent of the snow angel. It’s nothing but light and clean and best suited for the ones you love that don’t want and overwhelming smell of delicious cupcakes.

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{my favourite ‘clean’ scent}

Whilst most of the time I’ll reach for the sweetest shower gel I own, sometimes it’s nice to just keep it clean.

Enter below for a chance to win this plus four other limited edition shower gels by Philosophy.

shower gel philosophy

{Sweet Christmas}

Want to win all five from the Holiday collection? Enter my giveaway below!

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shower gel philosophy

shower gel philosophy

Last Christmas I gave Philosophy my heart and ever since, I’ve been hooked. The Holiday season of 2012 my family were visiting me in Canada for the first time and of course I wanted their ‘beauty’ experience to be nothing but the best.

Naturally, I went straight down to Sephora to stock up on (not one) three Philosophy Bath and Body washes to give them a choice of the best in scented cleansing.

These shower gels excite the senses and if you ask me, there’s no better shower than a deliciously edible or softly scented wake up call.

This week I’ll be indulging in a different shower gel a day and giving my readers the chance to win the entire set of the featured shower gels at the end of the week!

Exciting? Oui. If you’re dying to get your hands on a limited scent for a loved one then head to Sephora or Hudson’s Bay to stock up. You’ll see throughout the week but this year the products are packaged up in the most adorable boxes – way easier for wrapping purposes 😉

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Lancome holiday look 2013

Lancome holiday look 2013

{Easy and quick Christmas beauty}

I know what you’re thinking, ‘ Does she ever tire of red lipstick?’, kinda not. I promise there are alternative looks coming up on TBB but I just had to show off this gorgeous collection from Lancome’s 2013 offering. Here I’m wearing the (Fall) Blush Rose Desir with swirls of Rose Étincelle highlighter over top. Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara on the lashes and the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice.

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{Favourite pieces of Lancome’s latest collections}

In the craziness that has been the last few weeks I’ve been playing around with a few pieces of the Lancome Fall and Christmas collection from recent releases. Still available on the US site, The L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice is the creamiest, brightest red you’ll find in a lippie. It was part of the Fall collection but the closest match for a permanent option would be the shade Saffron Silk.

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My favourite part of Holiday 2013 by Lancome, Rose Étincelle Highlighter is a pink-hued frosting for the tops of your cheeks. I used a fan brush to sweep this over my cheeks and brow bone. The result? sparkling without a glittery look – it catches the light perfectly. This is easily a product you’d use all year around.

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{Étincelle de Neige}

Next to the Rose Étincelle Highlighter, the Étincelle de Neige Vernis in Love nail polish is impressive in it’s own right. I haven’t been able to swatch it because I’m wearing Essie Gel this week  but check out the stunning swatch on Maggie’s Makeup Blog! Really does look like snow on the fingertips.

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{Creamy colour}

Oh so impressed with this L’Absolu Rouge formula and kinda wana get my hands on more shades!

**These beautilicious products were sent to The Burgundy Book for consideration and they made the cut!**

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