July Beauty Favourites

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July Beauty Favourites:
Hard CandySheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in shade Entitled
Hard CandyStroke of Gorgeous Kajal Supreme Eyeliner Duo
Hard Candy Look PRO! Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit
Hard CandySheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder
Hard CandyLOOK PRO! Lip Artiste Lip Contouring Wand in shade Wine to Burgundy
Hard CandySheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter Rainbow Pearl Powder
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Night Cream Corrector
Lise Watier PerfeXion Anti-Aging Day Cream Corrector
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Serum Corrector
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Eye Cream Corrector
Marcelle Face Powder
Marcelle – Flawless Concealer
Marcelle –
Flawless Foundation

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NEW LISE WATIER PerfeXion Anti-Aging Skin Care Line

Ahhhh….our beloved Canadian cosmetic and skincare brand, LISE WATIER, recently released a new skincare lineup. PerfeXion. We’ve been putting it to the test for the past month and have compared notes. We actually both really liked all 4 products but each of us have our personal stand out favourites.
I am completely in love with the serum and the eye cream.
The serum is seriously awesome. I’ve been using it morning and night under the moisturizers. It is non-greasy, absorbs immediately and your skin feels instantly smooth. Made with AHA’s, antioxidants and Vitamin C, my skin looks brighter, more refreshed and healthy. I noticed an immediate difference in the overall appearance of my skin. Mama likes.

This eye cream is one of the best anti-aging eye creams I’ve used ever. For real. As I’m getting older the skin around my eyes is starting to reveal more and more aging. This in turn has created more effort to preserve and maintain. I have always told clients that the eyes are the first area on the face to show signs of aging. That and the neck. Both of which are like a thorn in my side at this point! In the last year or so I’ve really noticed that my eyes are puffy and have dark circles when I wake up in the mornings. Not awesome. In my 20’s and 30’s I never knew bags and/or dark circles. Now I wake up to them every day! So I NEVER go to bed without a eye cream. Ever. This eye cream has literally improved that whole nightmare I face every morning when I look in the mirror. It dramatically helped with hydration, puffiness and dark circles and I look more ‘awake’ and refreshed.

Natasha loves the night cream. Typically night creams kind of scare us since they tend to be heavier, thicker and sometimes too fragrant. This night cream is full of ceramides and minerals to help restore your skin’s barrier while you sleep. It is a light weight formula, doesn’t feel oily on your face, has a faint pretty scent and best of all it makes your skin look and feel refreshed, radiant and hydrated when you wake up.

We both have different skin types and skin concerns but these products worked out extremely awesome for both of us. We found that the textures of these products were incredible. Smooth, non-sticky, not heavy, smell amazing, feel heavenly on the skin and mostly we’re impressed because they did what they claim to do. Brilliant.

This new skincare has a new revolutionary technology called Cosmetic DronesTM. This is a delivery system for the active ingredients to be released into the skin at exactly the areas needed. Kind of like Botox. Thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores and restores radiance.

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Hard Candy’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection – Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter Rainbow Pearl Powder & Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder.

We both love face products – blushes, bronzers, highlighters. We love it all. But who doesn’t? Strobing, sculpting, highlighting and contouring have been all the rage in the cosmetic industry for the past several years. I have literally been using the highlighting technique for many, many years. Before it was a ‘thing’. Needless to say we are always up for trying new techniques and new products. We crazy like that. ha!

Hard Candy’s new highlighter, the Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter is made with light-reflective pearls that diffuse light and accentuate your cheekbones. It is a very different universal pearl shade which we have never seen before. It would be flattering on all skin tones but I think a darker skin tone it would look amazing on. We found that it also does leave a glitter effect so you definitely don’t need to apply too much. Start off with a light hand and add more for a desired look. For all of you beauties who love the glitter/highlight you’ll love this!

The Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder was a shocking find that we didn’t really anticipate liking so much. Not because of any real reason, but solely because we already have our favourite correctors. But we both really do like it a lot. It feels smooth to the touch and goes on incredibly easy. It is a finely milled pressed powder mix of all the colours required to correct any skin concerns and leaves your skin tone naturally evened out.

We love that Hard Candy makes quality beauty products at extremely affordable prices – most of their line retails for under $10 CAD! The highlighter pictured only costs $7.98 CAD. Like we always say, you don’t always need to spend a ton of money for amazing products. Sometimes it’s nice to splurge on specific favourites while saving money on various inexpensive items. That’s how you can score those rare gems that you fall in love with regardless of how inexpensive it is!
Another reason we recommend this brand is for the fact that they don’t test on animals. We try to be conscious of the products we use and we realize that some of our (favourite products) from certain brands unfortunately are not (yet) PETA friendly. We definitely hope that one day this will not even be an option for any cosmetic companies.

Hard Candy’s new SS17 Collection which is featured in our favourites this month are available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

What beauty products are you loving this month? Let us know!

Laura & Natasha
(written by Laura)

July Beauty Favourites

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Can you guys believe it’s already August?! It feels like June & July just flew by and we are now well on our way into the most magical season of all.. FALL (my personal favourite.) In my mind, August 1st basically means the beginning of Fall. I know, I know… all you Summer lovers are probably cringing right now. 😉 I just really LOVE Fall. Anywayyyy, more about that later. Let’s get back to summer shall we? Here’s our monthly list of beauty products that we have been using and loving recently. ~ Natasha 

(can I just insert here that the above paragraph was written by Natasha and I (Laura) totally oppose to saying the ‘F’ word (Fall) in the middle of summer!)  😉 

JULY BEAUTY FAVOURITES:
MAKEUP REVOLUTIONUltra Contour Palette
NYXGlitter Primer
LISE WATIERLimited Edition Havana Tinted Drops
OGXCoconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
JOUVIANCE4-in-1 Jumbo Micelle Solution
JOUVIANCE – Hydra-Colour Quatuor in shade Black Star
STILASmudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in shade Bluefin
STILAStay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in shade Midnight
BURT’S BEESHydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear
JERGENS
Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer
ILIAPink Kashmir Lipstick
E.L.FContouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in shade St. Lucia
SCHWARZKOPFOmega Repair 11-in-1 Leave-In Hair Hydration
WET N WILDMega Glo Illuminating Powder in shade Spotlight
BENEFITLemon Aid
RIMMELScandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara
CHANELRouge Coco Ulta Hydrating Lip Colour in shade Roussy
NO BLEEDING LIPS SECRET LIP LINER
JOE FRESH Fresh Glass Lip Gloss
L’OCCITANECerisier Rouge Eau Intense
ESSENCE – Get BIG! Lashes Triple Black Mascara
KISSLooks So Natural Lashes/Flirty
JOUVIANCERestructivSRD Anti-Aging Formula

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JERGENS Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer

This product has been one of our go-to’s for many years. Jergens Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer gives your skin a beautiful gradual colour after each application. On top of providing you with a gorgeous natural looking tan year-round, it also contains six anti-cellulite ingredients clinically proven to firm, tighten and reduce cellulite. Well yes please! 

We like this product so much that we previously mentioned it on our blog, see here. Jergens recently re-formulated the product and this new version includes Black Tea. In 2015 it was given the Readers Choice Beauty Award. 

We’ve tried numerous self tanning products (including some of the more expensive brands) over the years, but we still consistently use Jergens. Retailing for only $11.99 it’s affordable, it doesn’t have that strong self tanner odor, it moisturizes, doesn’t streak, and you get a subtle, luminous tanned glow. What more could a girl possibly want in a self tanner?! We usually use the fair-medium since we both have ghostly pale skin, but this time we went for the gusto and got the medium-tan option. We both found that our skin looks darker after only 1 application which we both love. So now we use it every 2nd-3rd day to maintain that tanned look. 

IMG_3647STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in shade Bluefin
STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in shade Midnight Blue

If you are searching for that perfect liquid eyeliner, then look no further! It’s their #1 seller for a reason. I have been using (and recommending) Stila’s liquid eyeliner in black for years. It is a staple in my makeup bag. It wears beautifully, doesn’t run or smudge and you can create any look you desire. From thin precise lines to thick bold lines and of course the classic cat eye. 

The Smudge Stick pencil liner in blue is also waterproof, goes on smooth and stays in place all day. I like to use this blue pencil just above my liquid liner on the top lids only and blend it out to create a more dramatic smokey effect.  Switching up my regular black liner for a blue is a nice refreshing change and makes the eyes pop. Gorge. ~ Laura

What products have you been lovin’ this Summer? Let us know!
Natasha & Laura xo