Hey guys! I made another video, another first – here are my August favourites. I definitely stuck to a bit of a skincare theme last month and was really focused on repairing and trying to keep my skin healthy with everything that goes on during the summer (hint: there’s a lot). Late nights and lots of activities really take their toll on the skin, so I’ve been focused on products that help to perk my skin up and give it a bit more life.

Want to shop for any of these? Here ya go:

Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel: http://bit.ly/2h5rH9h

it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream: http://bit.ly/2y1Cxnv

it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Antiaging Concealer: http://bit.ly/2y0VN4z

Chanel Le Lift Skin Recovery Sleep Mask: http://bit.ly/2wbn0VP

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/2xnpD6j

Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2wsa7Su

Too Faced Hangover Primer: http://bit.ly/2fjZSd9

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray: http://bit.ly/2xBdKup

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I told you my lipstick obsession has been (nearly) satiated recently with all of the amazing new products that have been finding their way to my desk. One of the latest? The new L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte lipsticks, the newest addition to the Colour Riche fam. These richly pigmented lipsticks are currently available in 12 shades, which I have swatches of!

I love the feel of these lipsticks. They’re creamy and soft, giving the lips a lot of moisture while you wear. I’ve been a really big fan of mattes lately, and I love the shade range that they have available in them – you have a few nudes, some pretty pinks, gorgeous reds and a couple of magenta/fuchsia shades to finish it off. I find that these set to a more satin finish and have a bit more sheen than most mattes that I’ve been used to, however I found that I can easily give them a more matte look by finishing them off with a quick pat with a tissue; it softens the sheen and mattifies really quickly.

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I found that I get about 3-4 hours of wear time before I have to reapply, with some transfer when drinking and eating, so they don’t completely set. Reapplication is nice and smooth however, and you just need a bit to touch up without having to worry about drying or crumbling. These do have the same scent that you’ll find in other L’Oreal lipsticks, which I know some people aren’t the biggest fan of. I really kind of like the scent though – it reminds me of trying out my mom’s lipsticks when I was younger!

To make things even better, they’ve come out with 8 matte lipliners that go along with these shades.

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte lipstick from L-R: 711 At the Drop of the Matte, 712 Matte-Mandate, 800 Matte-caron, 802 Matte-sterpiece, 804 He Thinks He’s Matte-cho, 806 Matte-itude

 

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick L-R: 102 Matte-ly In Love, 402 Devil’s Matte-vocate, 403 Matte-traction Red, 405 Doesn’t Matte-r, 703 Matte-moiselle Pink, 707 Matte-jestic

What do you think of the new L’Oreal Paris Colour Matte Riche lipsticks and shade range? What matte lipsticks have you been loving lately?

 

 


Disclosure: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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I’m still trying hard to cling on to the last little bit of summer; it’s definitely getting a bit chilly here, but at least the past few days have been sunny and bright! Nevertheless, fall is unavoidable and it’s very much on the way. While I’m a summer gal, even I can admit that fall fashion has its appeals. I love the warm knits, the colour palette is one of my favourites and it means a chance to change your look up for the next season. I’ve pulled together a few killer fall fashion & accessories that will help you transition into fall easily. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership (you get a 30 day free trial!) for better deals, free 2 day shipping on a ton of items and access to some of their Private Label brands.

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You can never go wrong with a cute vest in the fall, can you? I love the longer length of this Paris Sunday Crepe Vest and it can be so easily incorporated into many different outfits.

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I’m such a big fan of trench coats, like this one from Lark & Ro, because they’re perfect for the cooler weather. They’re cute, protect you from the wind and chill but aren’t too heavy.

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I love denim in the fall; paired with a button down shirt, a bit of plaid or a cute vest like the one above, they become a staple for me. I love the light shade and the distressed detailing on this pair from Kut from the Kloth.

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I’m totally here for wrap dresses in the fall, especially when they have fun prints. It doesn’t hurt that this one has a bit of a tropical feel that lets you easily transition from summer to fall.

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Bring on the booties! I’m always a fan of a cute bootie for the fall and I love the little details, like a peep toe or a bit of fringe, to keep them interesting.

 

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What are your favourite pieces for fall fashion & accessories?

 


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Can a girl every really have too many eye shadow palettes? Judging by my collection, the answer is no. I hope. The latest addition to my collection is the Sephora PRO Cool Palette. With these (also available in Warm shades and Editorial shades), Sephora set out to create high performance palettes that can be used by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike.

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Lately I’ve tended to gravitate to rosier hues, which makes the Cool palette the perfect match for my beauty routine. Each palette contains 28 pigmented shades – quite the collection. This allows for a lot more versatility within the palette and the ability to create many different looks. Having all of these shades in one convenient palette is a big sell for me, as I like to play around with different variations on looks. The shades combine matte, shimmer and satin finishes for even more versatility.

I found that the matte shades are a bit powdery, with a few of the lighter shades being a little chalkier, but they do apply really smoothly and I find that this works a little better for blending, especially since they are quite pigmented. The satin shades are absolutely gorgeous and have a ton of pigment. They’re almost creamy in application and I love how these wear.The “sparkly” shades, Seashell and Moon, were a bit of a disappointment. I found that they lacked pigmentation and the sparkle didn’t really work, as you can see in the swatches below.

And guys, I really just have to rave about the second row of shadows (Ballet – Croquis) because for me, they are the stuff that dreams are made of. They’re all seriously gorgeous shades and flow together so nicely – this row could be a smaller palette all on its own.

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Shades Linen, Powder, Seashell, Tulle, Latte, Flax, Violet Gray

 

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Shades: Ballet, Cashmere, Tea Rose, Pink Champagne, Rosé, Orchid Mist, Croquis

 

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Shades: Ash, Mushroom, Fog, Graphite, Heather Grey, Mauve, Orchid

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Shades: Moon, Rosewood, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Sketch, Obsidian

And check out the look I created using the Sephora PRO Cool Palette:

 

Overall, I’m super happy with the Sephora PRO Cool Palette. Aside from a couple of shade misses, they’ve really put together a beautiful, cohesive palette – not always an easy feat when you have 28 shades to work with. They’re fully pigmented and rich and make for some gorgeous looks. Have you tried any of the Sephora PRO Palettes?

 


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There’s just something special about finding the perfect cocktail dress that fits just right and has a bit of character to it. I recently made an amazing discovery that led to me finding one of my new faves; not only do Amazon Prime members (pssst – get a 30 day free trial to give it a try) get some sweet perks like free express shipping and better pricing, they also get access to Amazon’s Private Label brands, a selection of fashion brands that are exclusive to the site. I spent some time browsing through these brands, like Ella Moon & Lark & Ro, and some pieces that will probably be making their way into my wardrobe soon.

My favourite find was definitely this Sheath Dress from Lark & Ro which I knew I had to have. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 6 in this dress, which fit nicely. The dress is great quality and adding a white cocktail dress to my wardrobe was a great idea!

I’ve pulled together a few of my other favourites from Lark & Ro and some of the other Private Label brands. Do you see any you like? What are some of your favourite brands?
love the embroidery detailing on this Ella Moon dress.

How gorgeous is the print on this piece from Lark & Ro?


This Ella Moon shift dress is perfect for casual days.

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I seriously need this Hampton Crossbody Bag from The Fix.


Isn’t this sheath dress from PARIS SUNDAY perfect for fall?

What do you look for in a dress?

 


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