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It was just a normal day on twitter on Easter weekend chatting amongst friends when I started a conversation with Laura, the owner of Luv Your Skin Company. It was as if a lightbulb went on in my head and I went to her Twitter profile and realized she was a Toronto based Canadain made company!! In my mind it was hey! Wait a minute!!!! What!!! From her profile went immediately to her luvyourskincompany.com site and was instantly blown away at how beautiful her site was and perfectly laid out and yummy her products looked. Our conversation on twitter lasted about six hours at least. I was still on her site examining her products and drooling for many hours!This company has a full line of skin care and makeup line! She has it all! Some of her skin line products are Advanced Exfoliating Cleanser , eye and face serums to name a few. Her makeup line includes everything!!!! Face primer ,foundation, concealer, pressed foundation, Hydrasheer Mineral Loose Foundation,eyeshadows,cream eyeliners, lipstick to name a few! All of which are water resistant and/or waterproof.
It was her foundation online that drew me in like a luxurious pull that I couldn’t look away from. Each item is prepared and packaged that makes them look and feel truly luxurious .The box of goodies that I received were a Antioxidant Primer, Hydrasheer Liquid Mineral Foundation,Hydrasheer Concealer, Eye Color eyeshadow in Goldstone and Hydrasheer Cream Liner in black.Have I mentioned that Luv Your Skin Company is completely certified organic natural products that are handcrafted.
Being makeup obsessed of course I had to acquire the Antioxidant Primer. I am so glad I did !!There really is no better way to start your makeup then putting on this primer. It does everything you want it to do. It tightens ,brightens and smooths your lines to make way for the next step,foundation or can be worn alone. It is $39.99 and a must!
I can tell the formula of the Hydrasheer Liquid Foundation is one that goes on liquid and drys down to a powdery finish. I love when this happens, it is truly my favourite! It feels so light on the face but is completely full coverage and /or you can build it up. Only a pea size amount is needed to cover your face as it spreads beautifully. I love this formulation in liquid lipstick too but I regret not getting some!!!! Next time I am getting more of her products guaranteed!!! This is only the beginning of this obsession!!! The colour I chose was Sand for its warm undertones and it is very creamy and feels weightless on my face. It is $29.99 for a 30 ml which is so reasonable!!!
Now on to the concealer! It promises to conceal imperfections, redness, blemishes ,and has photo finish full coverage. All of which are absolutely correct. Again the formula is so beautiful covers exactly what I want to hide like my dark circles and makes me feel brighter and yet it is weightless and feels like I have nothing on until I look in the mirror, it really is quite something!It is $26
The Eyeliner Cream in black!!!! OMG!!! Black eyeliner in all forms are a slight addiction of mine because let’s face it a girl cannot have to my eyeliner!This one will not disappoint!! It goes on beautifully, stays put,seriously doesn’t budge,is water resistant and waterproof and splashed my face repeatedly with water and it didn’t move!It is a true black and very easy to work with.
Luv Your Skin Company also has eyeshadows in an assortment of colours. They are highly pigmented and smudge proof and long wearing that can be applied dry or wet for a more intense look.They spread like butter and feel like velvet on!Eyeshadow are$17.99
I use their Advanced Exfoliating Cleanser on washed face to exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce the look of pores.This is only one item ,of their Advanced collection that includes toner, serum,moisturizer,and eye treatment.I haven’t tried yet but they will soon be added to my collection of products.I am so terrifically impressed with this company I am a bit beside myself!Not to mention their Bamboo Charcoal Collection… Remover and Setting Spray and Vitamin C Collection.
All in all I must say I thoroughly enjoyed getting acquainted with this company and will be definitely acquiring more and more products.There are so much to choose from and it feels extraordinary to support our Canadian made products!I really hope to see more of this company perhaps in beauty boxes and other avenues where more people can become familiar with this luxurious line of products at affordable prices!Take the the time and check out their website @luvyourskincompany.com
Medusa Makeup has really stepped up their game this month! This month consisted of 4 products and one of which they introduced their new Lip Paint in the colour Get Lucky. I am so happy to report that this product is awesome and does what it says it will do! Stays on and has great pigment!and I love this colour!It is my favourite shade of pink !! I am very pleased with this because I dislike lipstick that doesn’t stay put!! Which brings me to my next product Lydia their regular lipstick that doesn’t stay put and I render this useless to me and usually give to my daughters. Now knowing that the lip paint is soooo great I don’t want this in my boxes anymore!I am glad that they kept a theme this month and provided a green glitter in Wasabi, it is beautiful and I love their glitter and will definitely wear. Although, I am hoping for a matte Eye Dust and a gel liner for next month!! My favourite third product was actually on my wish list for this month to the point where I emailed them to have it added to my box when I was told it was in this month subscription box! This is the Stick It, which is used as a adhesive for their eye Dust. Very happy about this! Also, their cards that tell of the subscription boxes have improved as well! They are more informative, attractive and all in all are put together beautifully! It tells of this months value, Instagram post and win format which is new!! As well as there presence on Instagram is greater as well.All in all this is a win win box with excellent value even in Canadian funds.
I have always wanted to try my hand at this type of dress. Ethereal and fantasy tulle type of dress. This is my first time working with tulle so we will see where it takes me, not sure where I will wear it to but at the very least I am Penny Dreadful each year for Halloween so it would be perfect for that !! I will post updates as I go along . I am in love with this colour combination. Perhaps it can be the beginning of more like this?
I was so pleasantly surprised with my march topbox this month!This was a full makeup box!!!!! No samples of foot creams etc, just three items but really great items. What made this box extra good was that i got my wish list items that were 2 Ofra eyeliners.Both the same colour Turquoise which is odd but I have been wanting to try this brand for forever so this was great, plus they are waterproof and can be used as lip liner as well! This colour is beautiful!These are seriously waterproof, smudge proof,they don’t budge!On their website each is priced at $17.51 Canadian!My third item was a Model co. Power Lash black mascara . It doesn’t say waterproof but here’s hoping it has stay power?On their website it was priced at $9 American for the small, however this is a large full size! Value yes!!!
This is my February Medusa Makeup Subscription box .
This box contains a new item for the Medusa Company , a hot pink kabuki brush which is very soft and of very good quality. The second item is my very first highlighter which is a perfect accompaniment for the brush! The highlighter is highly pigmented and has a golden shimmering effect. I think this will work very well for me, especially this summer! The size is quite large and a loose mineral powder called Moonlight. The third item in this box was a wonderful Eye Dust called New Wave and is powerfully colourful.It is ,as well ,a mineral pigment loose eyeshadow. Both come with sifters and are easily applied! The colour is so vibrant and iridescent!
This being a February box I was hoping for some pink Eye Dust and/or glitter and was a little surprised when I saw the blue Eye dust but it’s very beautiful and I love it, perhaps the blue would have more appropriate for March? These are little concerns considering this box is entirely Makeup which is mostly what women or me anyways want in my boxes! Initially they promised 3-5 full size products in each box. Usually 4, never 5 and first time only 3. Thrilled there isn’t lipstick or lipgloss as I think they need to improve their formula is a understatement! But their forte is without a doubt their eye dust and glitter. This box isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely for me! I like neutrals but that exactly why I am loving the addition of these to my collection for variation! Not to mention the anticipation each month of what’s inside the box!!! Even with the exchange and shipping it’s still great value!!!!
OK where to start ?Firstly this is my first time buying this much makeup at once and that is mostly due to the fact that it was my birthday and some of these things were on sale. I put my order in at Sephora because I wanted to try their Benefit Push Up Eyeliner because I need to find a replacement for my Mac Rebel Eyes gel liner which I love but I have to order online and there is a local drugstore that I can perhaps purchase the benefit liner a little more easily ,so I wanted to give that a try. I was also in desperate need of Tarte gel liner for the inner eye and I wanted to try their new sex kitten liner which is really great it’s pretty much exactly like their double take liner !I love it and I love the benefit liner as well which is nice, it has more of a rubbery end then the Mac which has more of a felt tip end. It being my birthday I received a free Tarte blusher and tart lipstick which was really great because they are a great size and I actually really love the colours!
I also bought the Cover FX illuminating setting powder,this was the only shade available for $12 and I think it’ll be better in the summertime when I have a tan but it’s actually quite nice in it and it’s not too too dark. So that was everything I purchased from Sephora .From Beautylish I bought the Beauty Killer palette by Jeffree Starr cosmetics ,they were having a 50% off sale so I jumped on this and
boy am I so glad I did !!!the colours are rich pigmented the pans are huge I’m thrilled and it was 50% off which is great. I love this pallet it has everything you could need in a pallet that has the wild colours, it has subtle colours and it has transitional colours, I love it !I absolutely love it. With this order I also added my Anna Siu Limited addition rouge ring in 200 and I’m so glad I did as I wanted this for such a long time it’s Black is beautiful it’s Anna Sui and it fits me perfectly so the sizing is one size and it’s not very big but I am so happy I got it I love it I wanted it forever !!! The last of my orders was from colour pop .I love colour pop lipstick !!!!The ultra matte is my favourite !!I bought four lipsticks ,two I’ve had before so I repurchased More Better and Notion and I’m trying out Wednesday ultra mattefor the first time and I’m also trying a lippie stix in Hello Pretty for the very first time
I had the greatest pleasure attending the Dave Lackie VIP twitter followers event for Chloe’s LoveStory Eau Sensuelle perfume. This event was so closely detailed to the colours, flowers, gift bag tissue paper were reminiscent of the perfume bottle and notes that it created a scene that made you feel like you were in Paris. The venue was the Colette Cafe Grande whose architectural features were light and so ethereal that it created the happiest atmosphere I have ever seen.
Tables were lined with soft peachy hued flowers and the Love Story perfume bottles were under glass domes with a pale peach rose. Wow! Theses details were one of many that helped tell a story, a Love Story!!
We were fortunate to have Dave Lackie and Diane Sonnenberg tell us this story. The bottle shape was inspired by a lock but not just any lock , a lock from the famous The Pont Des Arts! Thousands of padlocks are encased in that bridge as a symbol of love from around the world.
This perfume is light and feminine! It has its steadfast scent of orange blossom that is sweeter with notes of vanilla along with sandalwood. I can you it is divine!It has become my new go to perfume!!
There was a choice of breakfast entrees Buttermilk Pancakes or Eggs Benedict. I had the most delicious eggs Benedict with probably the best roasted potatoes I’ve ever had along with roasted tomatoes!!For dessert I had Petit Four with fresh fruits.
As if all this incredibly beautiful breakfast and great company and Speakers were not enough we were given a gift bag full of goodies. A 50 ml bottle of Chloe Love Story ,Sloane Blood Orange Oolong Tea, a Chloe notepad with a pouch containing a book mark in the shape of Chloe Love Story bottle and two light pink hued macaroons .Like I said, details, so many beautiful details help telling this Love Story.