New Revlon ColorStay & Annabelle Cosmetics

IMG_604yyy12ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish (shown above – from left to right) :
Jokers Wild, Hot Hand (Laura’s latest fave), Pocket Aces (Natasha’s latest fave), Wild Card, Diamond Top Coat.

Last week we talked all about Lise Watier’s beautiful upcoming Fall 2014 Collection. Today we are continuing to review some of our favourite new makeup products that we received when we attended the LD Beauty Event. (You can read more about the event here.

We decided to review our favourite products from Revlon & Annabelle – Revlon’s ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polishes & Moisture Stain Glosses. As well as a number of different products from Annabelle.

IMG_605g9First up: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat

Can we just ask why no one has ever told us just how AMAZING this top coat is? I mean, really?! It should of been front page news for the beauty world to see! ha. We have tried soooo many top coats from less expensive to high end brands and we’ve never been completely thrilled. Until this little miracle came along! We have been using this Revlon Gel Envy top coat since we got it and almost daily we be looking at our nails and have to comment on it! The same thing everyday… “Ohmigod, like, this top coat is the best hey?!” Honestly ladies, you can get a week to 10 days with shiny, no chip, gel like nails! Fabulous.

Tip: The top coat is part of the 2 step process that is to go along with their Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy nail polishes (as pictured above). We found that using this particular polish with their gel top coat did make for an even nicer and more professional/shellac looking finish. However, we experimented with different polishes from other brands paired with the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat and it worked just as well. 

IMG_6028g88Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains. Colours Shown Above (from left to right) :
Cannes Crush, Miami Fever (Natasha’s fave), LA Exclusive (Laura’s fave).

IMG_60503RevlonMoistureStainWe have been wearing these new Revlon Moisture Stain lipglosses as often as possible. They have a beautiful colour selection (12 to choose from), and great pigments. Love that they are long wearing (approx. a good 4 hrs without eating), have a creamy thicker texture and didn’t dry out our lips. Overall, we really liked them and would definitely recommend them.
IMG_607g7best2Annabelle Products Shown Above (from top to bottom): 

Annabelle Shenae BIGSHOW Lip Shine – Beam
Annabelle INSTAGLAM Eyeliner + Mascara Touch-up – Blue
Annabelle EYEINK Liquid EyeLiner – Black
Annabelle BIGSHOW Mascara
Annabelle TWISTUP Retractable Eyeshadow Crayon – Plum
Annabelle TWISTUP Retractable Eyeshadow Crayon – Pink
Annabelle Lipliner – Buff

The Annabelle Instaglam Eyeliner + Mascara Touch-Up duo (the one with the blue mascara on the opposite end) is awesome! If you want to achieve a cat eye with a thicker line… it is perfect.

Tip: If you’re leary of wearing a blue mascara – apply your regular black mascara first, than apply the blue mascara as liberally as desired just on the tips of your lashes. Or even just on the outer corner tips of your lashes for a more subtle look.

IMG_61003The Annabelle BIGSHOW Shenae Lip Shine in Beam (pictured above) is the perfect finishing touch for your lips when wanting to achieve that ‘bronzed goddess look’. It has the perfect balance of bronze/gold and pink glaze.

This particular BIGSHOW gloss was the winner of Elle Canada’s 2014 Beauty Grand Prix Award for Best Lipgloss Under $20!


Annabelle’s Biggy Bronzer is our current favourite bronzer. We can’t say enough good things about it! We mentioned it previously in our Top Bronzers for Summer 2014 post and we really do love it. Not only does it provide a beautiful, natural glow, it’s a very generous size, extremely affordable (only $11.95 Cdn) and is actually made by a Canadian brand! We love to support and show some love to amazing Canadian brands like Annabelle. 

Annabelle’s Biggy Bronzer was the winner of Elle Canada’s 2014 Beauty Grand Prix Award for Best Bronzer under $30.IMG_6106g5NEW: Annabelle’s TWISTUP Retractable Eyeshadow Crayons. 
Gorgeous colours, super easy to apply & very long lasting (up to 10 hours!).

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Laura & Natasha xo.