For those who don't know, there's an iPad and a skin tone detector at the Sephora store for you to determine your skin colour. After scanning your face with that device, the clever Sephora will save your result into your account and match you with all the possible foundations on their site. Hurray for technology for making our shopping life easier than ever and saving my lazy ass too! In fact, I personally do not like to shop at the store, I feel too overwhelmed and shopping online is a lot more resourceful! Without doing test swatches at the Sephora store, I directly ordered a foundation from their site to see whether the Color IQ is really that intelligent.
It seems like summer has finally arrived in Montreal after countless days (and nights) of rain. I hope that the nice weather stays for a while, but I’m already excited for September and its cool nights, sunny afternoons, and never too hot or too cold weather. What can I say, I am an autumn girl at heart!
Sephora is having a crazy summer sale at the moment! Here is Marika’s haul, featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte, and Urban Decay!
Cleaning brushes is a task that we often postpone, but it needs to be done, and for good reasons! We offer a few tips and explain 4 different techniques to wash brushes!
Whoooa you guys!! This month has been FLYING by! November was crazy busy for me, both at work and at school, which is why I decided to spoil myself a little at the Sephora VIB & VIB Rouge sale (as if I needed to justify myself for buying more makeup hehe!). I took advantage of the 20% off sale to splurge on those lovely holiday kits that Sephora released, and since I needed to renew my skin care products, well this sale proved to be very timely 😉 Now I promise I’ll try my best to stop buying anything from Sephora in 2016 😉 I bought a total of 4 gift sets:
Hello fellow beauty addicts! In this video, we are introducing to you some useful products for back to school, because we know how hectic mornings can be. The products we introduce are good for a complete makeup look and they are also products that we absolutely love! We are not lying because you can see we hit pan on some of the products we’re showing! Hope you enjoy and let us know what are your favourite products to use on a busy morning! -xox- Products: – Total Face Palette Beautifully Bare by e.l.f. – Eyebrow editor in the shade Midnight Brown no.03 by Sephora – Classic Line Eyeliner feature 24HR liner by Sephora – NYX fan brush 06 – E.l.f all over face brush – 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation by Sephora in Linen – Bite Beauty lipstick: Café and Pepper – Blush: Desert Rose by MAC Cosmetics – Eyeshadow: Nylon eyeshadow by MAC Cosmetics – Mascara
Talking about magic, you all! Last month, I got this wonderful gift, something that I’ve never experienced before and never heard of before! This Dior Addict Lip Glow is very magical and I think it is worth to share with you what I have to say about this lipstick. The Dior Addict Lip Glow is a balm to hydrate your lips and revive your natural lip colour. The line comes in 2 shades, in sheer natural pink and sheer coral pink. The one I received is in sheer natural pink. When you apply it, it gives a very beautiful and natural shine.
It’s time for a new video! This is the blog’s very first nail tutorial! We hope you enjoy the tutorial, if you did, please give a thumbs up. It will mean a lot to us! So what triggered us to make this tutorial? Back in September 2015, Marika and I went to the Sephora’s VIB sale event. When you make a purchase, they give you a reusable tote bag with their black and white stripe with gold paint dripping from the top.
Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love wine? Especially when it takes care of your skin! This is exactly what Mathilde Thomas and her husband had in mind when they founded Caudalie, the cosmetics brand originating from Bordeaux, France. Born in a family that owns a vineyard, Mathilde quickly realized the rich potential of grapes. Together with Professor Vercauteren, one of the world’s specialists in polyphenols (the magic ingredient that is found in grape seeds), they formulated a few face creams that were initially sold in pharmacies in Bordeaux. They quickly set up their own team of researchers, in order to offer the best of what grapes have to offer. But why are grapes so special? They contain polyphenols, powerful anti-oxidants that act as amazing skin youth protectors. Grapes also contain resveratrol, a powerful anti-ageing agent, and viniferine, the most effective natural molecule that fights dark spots. The company’s ethics are also impeccable: in 2006, they removed parabens from all products, and they are also very committed to ecology. Read more about this here. With so many …
June is a special month because it has three birthstones: the pearl, the moonstone and the alexandrite. For this makeup look, I was mostly inspired by the alexandrite, a very rare gem that has a particular feature: it changes colour depending on the lighting, going from a bluish-green in daylight, to a purplish-red in incandescent light. More info here. Image from here. For this makeup look, I decided to play with shimmery and metallic textures, and I used mostly bluish and purple tones. I love the combination of blue and purple on the eyes: it gives a summer vibe to the whole look. Eyes: From Smashbox’s On The Rocks palette, I used the eyeshadows “Snow” all over the lid, “Peacock” in the center, and “Sapphires” in the outer corner and in the crease. I lined my lid with Sephora’s “matte turquoise” eye pencil. On the waterline is MakeUpForEver’s Lip Liner Concealer in “no 100”. I lined under the eyes using MakeUpForEver’s eyeshadow in “I-922” and Smashbox’s eyeshadow in “Lilac”. On the brow bone is Smashbox’s eyeshadow in …