Saturday, October 29, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday Collection - 5 Couleurs Splendor and Diorshow Fusion Mono

5 Couleurs Splendor in 066 Smoky Sequins
 In my eyes, the Dior 5 Couleurs palettes are a staple for anyones makeup collection. Their holiday collections always have a key piece that is the star of the collection and I think this year, the 5 Couleurs is the piece to grab asap!
066 Smoky Sequins is stunning gradient of white, silver, bronze gold and charcoal and these shadows give everything you need for a holiday party look.

5 Couleurs Splendor in 066 Smoky Sequins

 The Diorshow Fusion Mono in Infinity is the perfect pairing to the 5 Couleurs palette.
751 Infinity is a frosted chestnut colour which gives a smoky effect to the eye. This type of shade is excellent for a one shadow look or to use as a base with other shadows.

Diorshow Fusion Mono - 751 Infinity
Diorshow Fusion Mono in 751 Infinity
Will you be picking up anything from the Dior Splendor Holiday Collection? Which one is your favourite piece? To hear more about this collection, check out my review and demo here.


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday Collection - Dior Vernis

These little gems are a punch of colour wrapped up in a perfect package. The Dior Vernis are part of the Dior Splendor Holiday collection and are the key to a gorgeous holiday manicure.
Left-Right: 001 Nova, 850 Splendor
850 Splendor is a berry red which is shiny and opaque in 2 coats. The Dior vernis are long wearing polishes that wear perfectly on my nails for a full week.

001 Nova is a clear based multi-colour shimmer polish which can be worn alone with 3 coats or used to top another polish with 1 coat.

I love the combination of Splendor topped with Nova to create a manicure so glam, Mrs. Claus will be asking you for makeup tips for Christmas.


Will you be picking up any pieces of the Dior Splendor collection?

To see a demo and swatches of this collection, check out my review video below.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday Collection - Diorific Matte Lipstick Review

Dior Christmas collections are what makeup dreams are made of. I remember when the first Dior counter came to St. John's and I would sit and drool over the Christmas collections. From the packaging to the gorgeous colour selections, Dior Christmas collections do not disappoint.

One piece that always sticks out to me is the lipsticks. The gold bauble lipsticks are so pretty, I'd like to decorate my tree with them. This year Dior has released 4 colours in the Diorific Matte lipstick - I have 880 Fascination and 065 Golden.

880 Fascination is a deep purple berry shade that dries down to a powder satin finish. It feels so comfortable, I often forget I'm actually wearing it.

065 Golden is a golden shimmer shade which has been popular this year. It also feels comfortable on but I personally do not like wearing this type of shade on it's own. I like using this shade as a topper for Fascination to highlight the middle of my lips.
Left-Right: 065 Golden and 880 Fascination
What are your thoughts on this years Dior Holiday collection? Will you be picking anything up? What are your favourite shades from the line?

To see a demo and swatches of this collection, check out my review video below.




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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection - Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen


Glowing skin is the biggest trend of the season and this is easily achieved with natural and easy to use products like the Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pens. The weightless pigments of the pens fuse with the skin to create a radiant all over glow. These pens come in 5 shades which bring instant light to dark areas of the face.

Left-Right: 005 Pearly Vanilla, 003 Apricot, 002 Ivory
I've been using the shade 002 Ivory under my eyes as a radiant concealer and highlight. I find it covers dark circles while illuminating - there's nothing better than a multi-taking product!
Then I've been using 005 Pearly Vanilla to highlight my cheekbones, nose, my brows and inner corners of my eyes.

I love the fresh faced feeling I get while using these products. They make my skin look brightened and radiant while being easy and convenient to use.

Dior Flash Luminizer Raidiance Booster Pen - $52 CND available in 5 shades
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection - Diorblush Light & Contour Sculpting Stick Duo Shadow and Light


The Diorblush Light & Contour is a sculpting stick duo which helps redefine lines and adds volume. These limited edition dual ended cream sticks offer contrasting finishes with a matte contour end and a strobe worthy shimmer end. 
Top-Bottom: 003 Highlight, 003 Contour, 001 Highlight, 001 Contour















I've been using the contour shade in 001 which is a cool toned brown to contour my cheekbones and the shimmer end to highlight under my brows. Then I use the warm brown shade in 003 to give warmth to my complexion on the top on my forehead and around my jawline. I'll then use the warm champagne shade to highlight the tops of my eyebrows and around my chin.
















I love the soft and natural look these sticks create. They are easily blend-able and one of my new handbag staples.

Diorblush Light & Contour Sculpting Stick Duo Shadow & Light - $48 CND available in shades 001 and 003 (limited edition) 
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Colleciton - Dior Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Scultping Powder


Highlighting has taken the world by storm! Everywhere you turn a company is releasing the latest product to make you glow to the heavens. I haven't totally jumped on the highlight bandwagon because having oily skin can give enough glow naturally but when something like this Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer comes along, I run speeding after the highlighter wagon.

First off, the packaging is stunning. It's heavy duty quilted embossment is gorgeous to have in any makeup collection.



On the inside is a beautiful universally flattering champagne highlight which will catch and reflect light for a luminous complexion.



Swatch of the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder - $68.00 CND

To see this highlight in action, check out my Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection Review + Demo:



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection - Diorshow Pro Liner


Liner is something that I've always struggled with when it comes to makeup. I can never seem to get a straight line whether it be pencil, cream or liquid. However, the Diorshow Pro Liner creamy formula makes for a smooth, even and colourful line which delicately defines the eyes. The tip of the liner is inspired by calligraphy pens and the pointed angle makes it to easily line above the lashes and on the inner rim of the eye.

As part of the Skyline Fall collection, Dior has released two new shades of their pro liners - 062 Pro Grege which is a greyish/bronze tone and 092 Pro Plum which is a limited edition deep dark plum.

Diorshow Pro Liner in 062 Pro Grege


Diorshow Pro Liner - $36.00 CND

You can see the Diorshow Pro Liner in action in my Dior Skyline Collection Demo + Review here:




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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection - Diorshow Brow Chalk Review



Brow products have truly become a shining star of the makeup world in recent years and Dior has been on top of the trend with products such as their brow styler which is an ultra fine tip pencil, their all in one brow kit which includes 3 powders with handy styling tools and now they're paving the way with their new Diorshow Brow Chalk!

The Diorshow Brow Chalk is a waterproof colour and shaping tool which combines the colour intensity of a pencil with the staying power of a wax. It has a square shape which helps easily define your brows while making them look naturally bold. I've been enjoying using this pencil on the front of my brows because of the soft texture of the powder. When using a fine tip eyebrow pencil, I can often go overboard making my brows look harsh and unnatural but with the brow chalk from Dior I can lightly define them making my brows look natural and full. 

Diorshow Brow Chalk in 003 Dark Brown
Diorshow Brow Chalk - available in 3 shades: Blond, Soft Brown and Dark Brown ($40.00 CND)

You can see the brow chalk in action in my Dior Skyline Review and Demo here: 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette


New Dior collections are always makeup goals. I remember when a Dior counter first came to Newfoundland in 2014, I would always run down to Shoppers Drug Mart as soon as a new collection was released and get all googly eyed and my heart would race. The Dior collections always tell a story and with this fall's Skyline collection, Peter Philips was inspired by architecture - particularly the Eiffel Tower with colours inspired by Paris in the autumn.

As part of the fall collection, Dior has released these 2 limited edition palettes in 506 Parisian Sky and 806 Capital of Light.


506 Parisian Sky


806 Capital of Light

These palettes feel like fall with their warm browns and plum shimmer. Check out these palettes in action in my Dior Skyline Review video! 





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Monday, September 12, 2016

Dior Fix It Colour Correct & Fix It Concealer Review



The Dior Fix It Colour Concealer and Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal are part of the Dior Fall 2016 Skyline collection. 

The Fix It Colour is a creamy multi purpose stick which can be used to sculpt the face by applying under the cheekbones or at the base of the chin and it can also unify the complexion by using locally to hide dark spot areas and shades of hyperpigmentation.

Within the range there is a blue, green, yellow and apricot and the caps on the colour correctors correspond with their shades which cover any skin concerns you have. 


The Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal is a two in one primer for eyes, face and lips. It reduces the look of pores and fine lines, and corrects pigment imperfections for a flawlessly even complexion. Applied around the eye, it helps hide dark circles and smooths skin texture for a more rested appearance. In touches on the lips, it evens out colour and fills in grooves for optimal lipstick hold and colour impact.

Top-Bottom: Fix It Conceal in 004, Fix It Conceal in 002 and Fix It Colour in Apricot

These concealers and correctors have been an amazing addition to my collection and go on flawlessly. Will you be picking up any of the Fit It Concealers or Fit It Colours from the Skyline collection?
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Dior Addict Lipsticks

L-R: Fusion, Too Much, Sophisticated & Black Tie

Well this sure feels surreal.. It's been so long since I've done a proper blog session - like before I began making YouTube videos.. but it is a hobby I miss a lot and what better way to get back into the game than with Dior? 

For Fall 2016, Dior has released 6 shades of their Dior Addict Lipsticks which are one of my favourite lipstick formulas. They are sheer but buildable with a punch of moisture and if you guys have been watching my channel, you would know my gripes with dry lips so this formula is what dreams are made of. The Dior Addict lipsticks are infused with oils and have a moisturizing soft core which is why they are so comfortable to wear.

As part of the Skyline collection, Dior has released 752 Fusion, 178 Urban, 316 Incognito, 987 Black Tie, 951 Too Much and 927 Sophisticated which is a limited edition shade for this collection.

Top-Bottom: Black Tie, Sophisticated, Too Much, Fusion
Black Tie is a light plum which is perfect for the fall! The sheer formula makes it not too intense for the deep shade scaredy cat's like myself.

Sophisticated is a shimmery bronze that I wouldn't personally wear on a daily basis but I loved how I was not able to feel the shimmer on my lips. Often, shimmery lipsticks can feel gritty but this one felt soft and smooth. 

Too Much is a strawberry red which is the perfect shade to accompany a winged cat eye for the fall months. 

Fusion is a bright coral red that I have been wearing this one the most out of the 4 shades. I think it goes with so many eye looks and is such a purse friendly option because it is so easy to reapply.

If you would like to see lip swatches, check out my Dior Skyline Fall 2016 video below @ 5:50 where you can see all these lipsticks in action. 




What is your favourite shade from the Dior Skyline Fall 2016 collection? Will you be picking up any of these shades? Let us know in the comments! 

Photos by Hannah Margaret

The Dior Skyline collection was sent for consideration by Dior.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

3000 Subscriber Giveaway! Win a $250 Gift Bag from Make Up For Ever!

Hey Guys!

To enter my 3000 subscriber giveaway, use the Rafflecopter Widget below:

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Check out my review of the Aqua XL Liners


As well as my first impressions of the new Excessive Lash Mascara


xoxo,

Ashlee

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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?

xoxo,

Ashlee
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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?

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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!
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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!
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