November Beauty Favourites

Happy November Beauties! We know, we know.. it’s been quite awhile since our last post. A lot has been happening – we finally moved into a nice new home & have been unpacking and getting comfortable here. We are now feeling refreshed and ready to get back to blogging! A lot of changes are on the horizon and we can’t wait to share! Stay tuned…

Anyone else super excited that the Holiday season is upon us?! I am loving the crisp, cold weather and longer nights. Makes me want to start baking Christmas goodies. We haven’t gotten around to putting up the Xmas tree yet however a few smaller ornaments have already made their way out. ­čśë

We couldn’t stay away from our beloved beauty products for too long on the blog! We are back with our monthly favourites and wanted to share some new discoveries.

November Beauty Favourites:
NEW MAKE UP FOR EVERArtist Face Color Trio
Shades: S114 (Sculpting Powder), B316 (Blush), H102 (Highlighter)
MAKE UP FOR EVERWater Blend Face & Body Foundation
MAKE UP FOR EVERPro Sculpting Palette
NEW LA ROCHE-POSAYEffaclar Sebo-Controlling Mask
LA ROCHE-POSAYRespectissime Volume Mascara
NEW LA ROCHE-POSAYSerozinc Solution
LA ROCHE-POSAYHydreane BB Creme
SECHE VITESeche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat
LIPSMACKERMarvel Superhero Black Widow Lip Balm


NEW MAKE UP FOR EVER – ARTIST FACE COLOR
Shades pictured: S114 (Sculpting Powder), B316 (Blush), H102 (Highlighter)

We are so excited about MAKE UP FOR EVER’s latest release – Artist Face Color. MAKE UP FOR EVER designed a revolutionary palette system which allows you to create your own single, duo or trio palette suited to your color preference. The Artist Face Color collection contains 34 refillable highlight, sculpt and blush shades.

We absolutely love that MAKE UP FOR EVER created a customizable palette collection. I think we’ve all had that experience where you purchase a contour duo or trio and one of the colours just does not work with your skin tone or maybe you only really like one certain colour. With this new collection, the amazing thing is you get to choose your own shades from a vast selection! When a shade runs out, you can easily remove it (the palette is magnetic) and replace it with a brand new one. No need to buy a whole new palette for just one shade.

As with all MAKE UP FOR EVER products, the quality is incredible. The highlight, sculpt and blush are all eay to blend and extremely pigmented. A little bit really does go a long way.

Prices: A single shade is $31, Duo – $44, Trio – $56.

If you suffer from oily skin, you are going to love these new releases from La Roche-Posay. They recently released 2 brand new products suited specially to oily skin types – Serozinc and the new Effaclar Mask.

Their new Serozinc spray is an interesting product! It is a purifying mist designed to regulate sebum and mattify the skin. It’s a great alternative to using blotting papers or powders to get rid of shine. In addition, La Roche-Posay also released a new mask suited for oily skin. Formulated with clay to purify and absorb oil, the Effaclar Mask is extremely gentle and won’t dry out your skin.

We both really love the new Serozinc spray. It can be used over makeup. It’s a super easy, refreshing fix to get rid of shine.

*some of the products pictured were sent to us by PR for review purposes. all thoughts and opinions are our own.

What products are you loving lately? Let us know!
Natasha & Laura xo
(written, photos by Natasha)

SUMMER SKIN CARE: La Roche-Posay

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La Roche-Posay is the number 1 Dermatologist recommended sunscreen brand in Canada. We have been using La Roche-Posay products for many years and their sunscreens are one of our favourite brands that we have ever used. We are both extremely picky when it comes to SPF and we have high expectations of what we want. What we like and what we don’t. We know that we don’t like thick, heavy, greasy, white residue left on the skin like some SPF’s. No one wants to feel that, especially on the face.

La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra Fluid Lotion for the face has been a favourite for many reasons. It’s such a light fluid formula that you don’t even know it’s on the skin because it absorbs instantly and completely. It’s a matte finish, fragrance free, water resistant and paraben free. I wear it daily. Every single day of the year. Yes, even on the cloudy days.

We are all very aware by now that wearing SPF during the hot summer days is extremely important to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. But what some people don’t seem to realize is that it is just as important to protect your skin year round from the environmental factors such as air pollution and the ozone layer. Doing so prevents those unattractive browns spots aka age spots, skin blotchiness, redness and premature aging in general. Let’s not forget about skin cancer. The earlier you start wearing sunscreen the better your skin will look when you’re older.

NEW ULTRA-FLUID SPF 50 LOTION FOR BODY
We were thanking the SPF gods for this gem of a product that La Roche-Posay recently launched. It’s like our beloved LRP fluid SPF 60 for the face but for the body! It has all of the same benefits, ultra light fluid that quickly absorbs, is fragrance free, water resistant and paraben free. It literally feels like nothing on your skin. It has quickly become our numero uno body SPF!

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NEW LIPIKAR LAIT ($19/200ml, $25/400ml)

In addition to being completely paraben and fragrance free, Lipikar Lait contains:

66% soothing Thermal Spring Water (this product contains the highest concentration of thermal spring water than any other product from La Roche-Posay!)
10% nourishing Shea Butter (sourced in Burkina Faso)
3% repairing Cold Cream
Anti-inflammatory Niacinamide

What we love most about the new Lipikar Lait is that the formula is 100% safe for the whole family – babies, children, adults and seniors. It is sensitive enough for all skin types. I have been wearing the Lipikar Lait lotion for the past two weeks and absolutely love it. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy lotion that is perfect for everyday wear.

What La Roche-Posay product are you lovin’ this Summer?!
Laura & Natasha xo