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)

Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer

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It would be an understatement to say that we are just a little bit obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics. We have tried many of their products over the years and can’t recommend them enough. One of my all time favourite beauty products in the whole entire world is Watt’s Up!. I cannot live without it. It is one of the few highlighters that work with my skin and the only highlighter that I receive compliments on when wearing. If you are on the lookout for that perfect cream highlighter, definitely give Watt’s Up! a try!

When we first started our blog a few years ago, one of our very first beauty posts was actually on our Benefit collection, (see post here). We adore Benefit Cosmetics for many reasons – the beautiful, playful packaging, bright colours, fun names. Most importantly though, all of their products are amazing and actually work! There aren’t too many beauty brands out there who knock it out of the park with every single new release. When you purchase a Benefit product, chances are high that you will be extremely happy with the quality of the product and not end up regretting your purchase.

We are so excited about Benefit’s latest release, their new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer.

Available in 3 shades, the new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer provides sheer to medium coverage. It blurs, smoothes and conceals dullness, dark under eye circles and redness. The soft-focus, lightweight formula does not cake or crease, is waterproof and provides 10 hour longwear.

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We’ve tried many different under eye concealers and are SO happy with Benefit’s new concealer. The formula is very impressive. It’s creamy and mousse-like. Very soft and easily to apply with your fingertips or beautyblender. I found that it looked best when I applied it softly with my fingertips. It blends in easily within seconds and sets to a matte finish. Again, this product provides a sheer-medium coverage. It is not full coverage. If you are looking for a full-coverage concealer, you may want to try Benefit’s Industrial Strength Concealer.

The Airbrush Concealer naturally blurs under eye circles and it will cover blemishes. I found that it was the perfect amount of coverage for my under eyes. It concealed but still looked natural and not overdone.

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We just had to include this photo that I snapped of our sweet little Mr. Gatsby. This is a usual occurrence while I’m trying to take blog photos. He was completely fascinated by the fun little paper strips and couldn’t help himself. Hehehe 🙂

Benefit’s Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer retails for $27.

Connect with Benefit Canada Online: Shop, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

What is your favourite Benefit product?! Let us know!
Natasha & Laura
(written 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

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Summer 2017

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Summer is officially here! Let that sun shine baby! After enduring many cold snowy months this year, all of us here in Vancouver are more than happy to soak in the sunshine while we can. Along with the beautiful weather, we can’t help but get excited over all of the fun summer beauty products that have begun to hit the shelves. My mom, Laura and I both love to change up our nail polish colours constantly. During the Summer, we are all about the bright, bold shades – the brighter, the better we say! Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure Summer 2017 Collection is full of absolutely stunning shades that are perfectly designed for the Summertime.

The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Summer 2017 Collection contains 6 stunning shades. The shades are not actually new releases, they are re-promotes. The collection features a variety of shades that are sure to suit every event this summer – everything from your classic light pink with a hint of sheen (Tulips are Talking), a lovely soft matte lavender (Grape Gatsby) to a fun and daring turquoise (Ripple in Time) for the adventurous!

Sally Hansen Summer 2017 Collection:
Tulips are Talking
Get Juiced
Peach of Cake
Grape Gatsby
Tickle Me Pink
Ripple in Time

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Like all of Sally Hansen’s polishes, the formula is amazing. We love the quality of Sally Hansen’s polishes and have been buying and recommending them for years. Complete Salon Manicure polishes provide 7 benefits in 1 bottle! You get your base coat, growth treatment, color, top coat, shiny finish, chip resistance and strengthener all in one bottle. Amazing right?! They also contain Keratin Complex for stronger, healthier nails ensuring chip-free polish for ten days.

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(swatches pictured above show 2 coats colour with no top coat)

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Grape Gatsby‘ is by far our favourite shade from the collection. Some may call us a little biased though because our sweet, sweet baby cat is actually named Gatsby. 😉 We may be quite partial to the name itself. However whether or not this polish is named Gatsby, it is indeed an absolutely beautiful shade.

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Connect with Sally Hansen Online: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Polishes can be found at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart & Rexall stores across Canada.

What colour polishes are you rockin’ this Summer? Let us know!
Natasha & Laura xo