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Leave it to Lise Watier to come up with a stunning, perfectly spot-on collection to celebrate the holidays.  Bathed in elegance, it conjures up images of shimmering snow and frost, with a motif of luxe white feathers lending the perfect backdrop.  The Lise Watier Jardin de Givre Winter 2013 Collection is opulent and rich, with a focus on bright skin and a sparkly eye.  Take a look at some of the items from the collection below.

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Lise Watier Palette Jardin de Givre ($45, LE) – Easily the crown jewel of this collection, I find this palette to be breathtaking.  Full of shimmer and sparkle (ooh, the white shade top left!), I was barely able to hold myself back when I saw it – I wanted to dive right in but managed to maintain self control and refrained until I was able to take photos.  This palette has a bit of everything; some more neutral shades to build up a light look or to switch to something more smokey, and two gorgeous jewel tones for when you need to add an element of drama to your look.  It also contains a creamy black liner to help define your lids.  Out of the entire collection, I think this is the absolute must have.

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Lise Watier Jarding de Givre Illuminating Powder ($36, LE) – The combination of the slightly bronze shade and the pearlescent shade in this powder gives the perfect luminescent glow for your skin.  Excellent for highlighting the cheekbones (and adding slight colour) and the decollete, this powder is definitely a nice add-on for a night out.

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick in Frisson

Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick in Frisson ($23, LE – also available in Rouge Satin) – This gorgeous nearly nude lipstick is a great addition to the smouldering eyes that can be created with the Palette Jardin de Givre.  A hint of peach, a bit of a golden glow and creamy texture are your lips’ best friends when it comes to a neutral winter lip.  This lipstick is hydrating so you don’t have to worry about your lips drying out (a big no-no this time of year) and comes with a built in mirror and light to make application on the go even easier.

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We’re once again taking the focus back to the eyes with the Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner in Violet Velours ($20, also available in Noir Velours & Brun Velours) and the Lise Watier Clin D’Oeil False Eyelashes ($18). Paired together, these two help to create an intense eye look that will definitely get some second glances.  The liner is smooth and bold, with lots of pigment and strong colour.  It also has a waterproof formula – it took a some work with my makeup remover to get it all off!  I haven’t tried the lashes yet but am looking forward to it.  They’re more natural looking, without too much fringe, and add a ton of length.

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Lise Watier Nail Lacquer in Rose Frimas ($13, LE – Also available in Blue D’Hiver) – I’m a big fan of Lise Watier lacquers.  From my experience, they offer great colour (I usually only need to apply a coat or two for opaque colour) and have a really nice, smooth texture that applies easily.  This shade is beautiful – nice for adding a little warmth to your tips during the cold winter season.  It also features the signature Lise Watier light cap.

Also available in this collection (something I can’t wait to get my hands on) is the Lise Watier Neiges Moisturizing Shimmer Pearls Parfume – a bottle of scented beads that dissolve into the skin, leaving it with the Neiges scent.  The bottle is beautiful, and I really want to give this one a try.

What do you think of the Lise Watier Jardin de Givre Winter 2013 Collection?

Disclaimer: This post contains products sent from the company for editorial consideration.  All opinions are purely my own personal judgements.

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12 Days of Holiday Beauty
What’s a holiday party without a little fun?  Today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway is sure to give you and your guests a reason to dance the night away…

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This year, Garnier teamed up with the new Just Dance 2014 game to create dance proof hairstyles – hot hair styles guaranteed to last through a night of dancing with the right products!  They created some amazing hairstyles for the coaches in the game – Party Pixie (using Garnier Fructis Style Wax), Curlicious (using Garnier Fructis Curls Construct Mousse), Sleek N’ Spicy (using Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Perfector), Messy Mix (using Garnier Fructis Survivor Ultimate Gel) and Slick Steel (using Garnier Fructis Structure Gel).  You can head to the Garnier Fructis Just Dance 2014 site to learn how to create these hairstyles and to download the song “Safe and Sound by Capital Cities.

 


A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Just Dance 2014 launch with Garnier – we had a blast!  We got to see Capital Cities perform in a super intimate venue.  They even had us all performing their own dance while they played, which totally gave me She’s All That flashbacks.  They had the game set up so everyone could play, and I have to say it’s definitely a fun time – perfect for getting everyone on their feet!

 


The very lovely Nina Farrauto (who you will see doing the styling in the Garnier videos) also gave me a hair touch-up – this woman can work wonders!  She used a new product that I thought was really exciting –  Garnier Fructis style Power Wax Spray for Men (yes, us ladies can use it t00) which helps to give messy texture to your ‘do.  I checked out this and another product (Garnier Fructis Style Power Hairspray For Men) which I found really neat – these are the first hair sprays I’ve come across meant for guys which is great.  I remember my little brothers going through my hairspray when we were growing up, and I know guys will love them!

I’m going to be giving away a copy of Just Dance 2014 (please note this copy is for Wii U only).  Want to work on yoru dance skills?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below!
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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

Well, so far we’ve covered skin, body, relaxation and makeup… I think that means it’s time to start getting into some holiday hair with today’s 12 Days of Holiday Beauty giveaway!  No holiday look is complete without perfect hair to go with it, and I’m going to help you get a flawless style today with some help from John Frieda!

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When you’re in the middle of a busy holiday season, it’s not always easy to make sure your hair looks perfect, and the right products can make a world of difference!  The John Frieda Frizz Ease line is definitely a group of life savers.  These products were designed to give life back to dull, dry hair so they do most of the work for you!  With products that care (Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo, Dream Curls Style Starting Shampoo, Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner, Dream Curls Style Starting Conditioner), transform (Hair Serum, Thermal Protection Formula Hair Serum, Sheer Solution Lightweight Frizz Control) and style (Straight Fixation Smoothing Cream, Dream Curls Curl-Perfecting Spray, Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray) they cover just about everything you could need for healthy, beautiful hair and gorgeous style.

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If you’re looking for the perfect style, I want to show you something neat as well – the John Frieda Hair Tracker is a really neat site that shows you where different styles and colours are trending around the world, along with instructions on how to get the looks – there are some that would be great for the holidays included!

Need some love for your hair?  Enter to win a John Frieda gift basket using the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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I’ve been a pretty big fan of L’Oreal Paris mascaras for a while – the Voluminous Power 24H Mascara is one of my favourites, and that’s in a list that isn’t limited to drug store brands.  When I started seeing ads for the newest addition to the Voluminous family showing up in magazines (I would like to thank Cosmo for making an impatient Canadian girl wait) I was intrigued and couldn’t wait until I was able to get my hands on this new mascara to try.

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The L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara really got me interested because of its unique brush shape.  The butterfly brush has a really neat asymmetrical brush that starts of narrow and wings out at the end so that it can hit every single lash.  Even those sneaky ones in the corner that have a tendency to try to escape.  This mascara also has “cocoon fibers” that delicately wrap the lashes for a soft yet spectacular look.

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Left: No mascara, Right: Voluminous Butterfly Mascara applied

So what’s the verdict?  I’m a fan.  I really love how the brush combs through the lashes and provides great separation.  Oh, and fantastic length.  The butterfly brush also really does what it claims to do – it hits all the lashes for a nice full look.  I do find that it provides a lighter look, and is perfect for daytime lashes – I would probably add an extra coat or two to add a little more volume for a night out.

Have you tried L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara?

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12 Days of Holiday Beauty

Naturally, I couldn’t go through 12 Days of Holiday Beauty without a strong dose of makeup!  Today’s giveaway comes from the beauty experts at Revlon.  We want to make sure that you’ve got the perfect holiday look from head to toe, and today’s giveaway has tons of treats to help you get this locked down.

Revlon Makeup

This gift set really has you covered – a fresh, glowing look is yours for the holiday season with this prize, which includes some favourites and brand new products to help you look great!  A couple of items in here that I love:

– Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm!  I already love the original version and was so excited when I heard that Relvon would be coming out with a Matte take on the Colorburst crayon.  Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed.  Bold colour and  a beautiful matte finish that doesn’t dry out the lips?  This one’s a win in my books!

– Revlon Lash Potion Mascara – I was first introduced to this mascara last year at an event and had to keep it a secret for weeks before I was allowed to talk about it, which is very difficult for a beauty blogger!  Definitely a big product last year, this mascara gives great length and volume for beautiful lashes.

– Revlon Photoready Skinlights – These were a big hit for Revlon a few years back before they sadly disappeared off shelves, so there was a huge buzz when they made their triumphant return!  These illuminators are so great for highlighting and creating a beautiful glow.

– Revlon Nail Art Shiny Matte – The newest addition to the Revlon Nail Art Family is perfect for creating a fun, holiday ready nail look.  The matte side if perfect for laying down a base coat, while the shimmery side with a detailing brush adds the perfect accents to your nails.

Want to find these goodies under your tree this Christmas?  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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