Thursday, June 16, 2016

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2

Hey Guys,

Exciting makeup news! Today MAC announced they are once again teaming up with Ariana Grande for another Viva Glam lipstick! 

The MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 will include a shimmering neutral mauve Lipglass and a matte orchid pink Lipstick. Every cent of the selling price of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund. This collection will be available September 2016!

I'm super excited for this collection and cannot wait to check it out. I love a good purple toned lip and MAC lipsticks are my all time favourite while being able to support an amazing cause. Will you be picking up the lipstick or lipglass from this collection?



Friday, June 3, 2016

Smashbox LA Lights Blush Palette Review

Hey Guys,

With summer on the way, I thought it'd be the perfect time to show you my summer glow secret weapon! The Smashbox LA Lights Blush and Highlight palette in Pacific Coast Pink helps enhance your face shape with two blush shades and a perfectly matched highlighter.

The shade names perfectly describe each of the richly pigmented colours which blend so seamlessly they practically apply themselves.
Left-Right: Rich Pink, True Pink, Highlight Pink
Left: True Pink applied; Right: Rich Pink applied
 I applied the shades using my Real Techniques blush brush which was a great sized brush to pick up colour from the pans. The cheek pictures above were taken after 6 hours wear so I was so excited to see how vibrant they were from that wear time.

The super sleek packaging and high quality mirror also makes this palette the best travel companion. I brought this palette along to Gen Beauty Toronto and I'm so happy I did because these colours went well with any eye look I created.

This palette retails for $40 and can be found at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Have you guys tried anything from the Smashbox L.A Lights lineup? Will you be picking up this blush palette?

Ashlee Signature 1

Monday, May 30, 2016

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment Review

Hey guys,

Today I'm here with a review of the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment. This is a 2% salicylic acid gel that is infused with orange, lavender, camellia and tea tree which helps control overactive oils as well as cucumber and licorice to lull redness away. It also has cross infused Hyaluronic acid which helps skin retain it's moisture.

I've been testing this product for 2 weeks and have noticed my skin has become much clearer. It has been so soothing on any active breakouts I've had because this gel does not dry out my skin like other acne treatments do.
For the past couple of years I've also struggled with the worst case of white bumps on my chin and they have diminished significantly since using this treatment. This gel fits so effortlessly into my skincare routine and has become a daily staple that I look forward to applying every night before bed.

Have you guys tried this or any other Dermalogica products? What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!
Ashlee Signature 1

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sephora VIB Sale Giveaway

Hey Guys!

You can enter the Tarte Tease giveaway using the form below!

There are lots of ways to enter :) Good luck!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Duckish Starter Kit Review

Hey Guys,

Today I'm here with a review of the Duckish Starter Kit. Duckish is a Canadian skin care company that offers a range of bath and body products, including body butter, bath salts, lip balm, lotion sticks and diaper rash sticks, which are all natural and made with organic ingredients. I came across this brand while reading my friend Zoe's blog where I was immediately intrigued by the name Duckish which is Newfoundland slang. Duckish is a word we use to refer to dusk or twilight (ex: It's starting to get duckish out). I had to investigate more so I checked out their website where I found out the owner is originally from Newfoundland! After exploring the website, I decided to reach out and Carolyn offered to send along the Duckish Starter Kit for review so that brings me to today's post.

The Duckish Started Kit includes a variety of skin care items that Duckish has to offer. This kit includes a body butter, lip bomb, bath bombs, bath salts and mini lotion stick. I love how you are able to customize the scents you would like in this kit. The scents offered are as follows:
Bath Salts: Mint, Lavender or Citrus
2 oz Body Butter: Lavender, Pink Grapefruit, Shea (Unscented) or Tea Tree
Mini Lotion Stick: Lavender, Pink Grapefruit, Shea (Unscented) or Tea Tree
Lip Balm: Mint, Pink Grapefruit, or Shea (Unscented) 
Bath Bombs: Lavender, Citrus or CocoRose

The first product I was so excited to try was the lotion stick which I chose in the Shea(unscented) option. It comes in a roll up packaging which makes it easy to apply and take on the go. The lotion is moisturizing and has helped my skin so much since I've started using it. I've been having trouble with dry patches (darn Canadian winters) and they have completely gone away since using this lotion stick. 

 The next product in the starter kit was the body butter in which I chose the Grapefruit scent. This has a thick consistency which melts into the skin leaving me feeling soft and smooth. I've been enjoying using this on my elbows, knees and feet when I'm out of the shower.

For the next product in my starter kit, I chose the Citrus scent in the bath salts. The scent reminds me on freshly squeezed lemonade and makes my mouth water whenever I open the package. When I poured these into my bath and it made the water soft and silky while the scent was refreshing.

Next up was the bath bombs where I chose the Cocorose bombs. They come packaged as 2 and made my bath milky and soft. They scent lingered on my skin when I got out of the bath and I felt so relaxed after using these bath bombs. 

The last product in my Duckish Starter Kit was the Mint lip balm. This had a refreshing scent and left a light oil coating which made my lips feel so comfortable. What I also love about this lip balm is that it does not harden up. Natural lip balms I have used in the past have a tendency to develop a hard layer on top which makes them too hard to apply. This lip balm from Duckish stays the perfect consistency and is one of my newest handbag staples.

I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the Duckish Starter Kit. Be sure to check out their website for more amazing natural products!
Ashlee Signature 1
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