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Nail Polish Haul

After the New York trip last year I broke up the hauls by location. That seemed pretty smart especially since it was the first time I ever visited a CCO or went to a major brand's Boutique. This year I've done the recap a lil differently and this post will be the first ever dedicated to a nail polish haul. I went a little cray; as Sharalee can attest to when we were bubble wrapping each of these at random-o-clock one night.


You've already seen the OCC ones and that one from Inglot up close but lemme show you some others I'm excited about.

Julie G Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat and 'You-Niverse' Nail Color


Zoya Naked Manicure Levander (that's how it is on the bottle) Perfector and Glossy Seal Clear Top Coat


Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener 


L'Oreal 'Masked Affair' LE


Zoya PixieDust - 'Vega', 'Cosmo' and 'Carter'


Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer 'Petra'


That last one was on my Sephora Loves List for two years!

Sigggghhhhhh…

Product Rave | Flori Roberts Enlighten Perfect Tone Skin Prep

How great is it when your expectations are low and then you're pleasantly surprised?

When Heidi and I visited Dionne (245-1331) in March last year we bought a few things from Flori Roberts. I had never heard of the brand before but Heidi's Mum later confirmed that it's been around for a long time.

From the website: "Flori Roberts, first in quality, first in effectiveness.

The first cosmetics for women of color to be sold in upscale department stores, Flori Roberts continues to bring the finest formulations in black skin care and african-american skin care, unsurpassed for melanin rich skin. View Flori Roberts wide range of products for women of Color.

Designed specifically for black skin care, Flori Roberts is at the forefront. With special attention to priming the canvas, exfoliation is considered key to the African American skin care ritual. The values are incredible, and these products give you a wonderful opportunity to try before you buy.

Now, Flori Roberts brings a…

The Makeup Show New York Beauty Tour

May like it does be rough for me and blogging...I dunno why but I am having the toughest time getting back into the swing of things. Irony is, May 21 marked three years that this blog has been going. Take a look back at the very first post here.

On to business...

I'm still going to tell you about my Makeup Show experience but I believe the Beauty Tour deserves its own post. Please check out our Instagram page for the videos I posted along the way. I first must thank Sharalee for even telling me about the Beauty Tour. When I purchased my tickets for The Makeup Show I did notice that there were additional classes that you could pay to attend but I didn't really look through the events. It was Sharalee who brought this one to my attention. So I called, added this to the itinerary and they promptly got their $55USD.

Mr. James Vincent wanted to share his favourite beauty places and brands to shop in NYC. We were taken to M.A.C 7 W 22nd Street, Inglot, Sephora Meatpacking District, N…

Dry Skin Saviours

aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddddd we're back.

I dunno bout you; but I tend to come back from New York more exhausted than when I left. #PACE Add BMEX2016 - peep our Instagram for how that went down - to that and I am officially ready for vacation.

But alas...the show must go on. And what better way to start than to talk about the products that saved my skin. Literally saved it; I got sunburnt two days before I left. So that's tight, dry skin I was dealing with. Then the recycled airplane air that forever at war with me. So that's doubly dry skin. Top it off with New York's nine degree Celsius version of "Spring". You get the picture. I was dealing with some dry ass skin.

Softsoap Luminous Oils Macadamia Oil and Peony Body Wash

You gotta tackle dry skin from in the shower. No time to play. This body wash did its job of cleansing without leaving my skin parched. It lathered well and smelled great.


Palmer's Coconut Oil Body Oil

Like manna from Heave…

The Makeup Show New York 2016 Haul

Last year it was IMATS, this year we hit up The Makeup Show. If you follow us on Instagram you've already seen a lot of the pics. I'll have another post on the experience but for now here's what I picked up.


Small huh? I'd recently done quite a bit of damage at Sephora so there wasn't much on my 'must have' list. Of course there were plenty pretty things that I just couldn't resist:

Limited edition Betty Boop large Z PaletteSample jars from Dante DisposablesMake Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer (mini)Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer '14'Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow 'ME-302'Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip pencils '5C' & '9C'NARS Audacious Lipstick 'Vanessa'NARS Blushes 'Taj Mahal' and 'Exhibit A' (pan refills)NARS Dual Intensity Blush 'Sexual Content' (limited edition)OCC nail polishes: 'Belladonna', 'Feathered', 'Sebastian' and 'Silence'…

Sephora VIB Haul Spring 2016

I love when Sephora boxes arrive.


Hopefully you've seen Part 1; this is where the wufflessness happened...


Seems like I just decided to get everything else I had my eye on for a while and then threw in some randoms.
#LipSwatchWeek always needs new content right?
L - R: Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile Lip Colour 'Rose Du Desert', Marc Jacobs New Nudes 'Sheer Lip Gel 'Role Play' and Clinique Pop Lacquers 'Peace Pop' & 'Sugar Pop'
This was on sale and I couldn't refuse if only because I've never tried the lip liners from Urban Decay.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil 'Ex-Girlfriend'
I absolutely don't need any more mascara...but I tried a sample of this and it might just be the best that ever was.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico 
After my frustration with 'Dim Light' I wondered if I just got the wrong shade. I actually plan to get a bronzer and a blush and write an overview on these Ambient powders.