Update: Take a look at my full-face Burt’s Bees Beauty look!

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For 30 years, Burt’s Bees has been taking care of bodies from head-to-toe for 30 years now; the line has been a staple in many of our cupboards for years, with their body care products & lip balms helping to provide natural, good for you care. Over the past few years, they’ve started dipping their toes into products that are a bit more beauty-centric, and January marks the start of something new – the Burt’s Bees Beauty line, full of natural makeup products that cover all of your essential beauty needs.

They’re starting off by launching 7 products in a range of shades: mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow pencils, liquid foundation, powder foundation, blush and glossy lipsticks, with more shades & products to come in the future. All of the items range from 98.9% – 100% (most in the 100% area) natural, and all are free of parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, talc, synthetic fragrances and silicones. There’s just something so reassuring about knowing what you’re putting on your delicate skin. I had a chance to meet up with the Burt’s Bees team a couple of months ago to learn about the line and it was really refreshing to hear about the ingredients that go into making these.

I love how they stayed true to their roots and kept the honeycomb motif throughout the packaging; the face products & eyeshadows are all housed in honeycomb-shaped compacts, while you’ll notice it sprinkled throughout the rest of the packaging and even imprinted on the powders.

Anyways, I know you’re itching to learn more about what you’ll find in the collection, so read on to learn more about the products and see below for swatches! I’ll also be uploading a video to YouTube next week showing you a full face look using these Burt’s Bees Beauty products.

Eyes

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Burt’s Bees Beauty Eyeshadow in Dusky Woods

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Burt’s Bees Beauty Eyeshadow in Countryside Lavender

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For the eyes, Burt’s Bees has really covered their bases with this initial launch. You have a little bit of everything, with shadows, liner, brows and mascara all included in the lineup. Their eyeshadows come in sets of three shades, all of which are mineral-infused and safe enough to use on sensitive eyes. The shades are really beautiful – four different palettes available – and work nicely together to create a gorgeous eye look. I’ve been loving Countryside Lavender but really want to get my hands on Blooming Desert, which has a gorgeous coppery shade. To go along with the shadows, they’ve also introduced three fade-resistant eyeliners, which are available in Midnight Gray, Soft Black and Warm Brown. They’re smooth and soft and glide on nicely to create a beautiful line.

To finish off your eye look, the Nourishing Mascara in Classic Black and Black Brown is the perfect next step. This mascara helps to lengthen the eyelashes and contains Jojoba Oil to help nourish while you wear. This mascara is, again, great for anyone with sensitive eyes and those of us who wear contacts.

Finally, of course, they couldn’t forget about the brows. Available in blonde and brunette, these pencils fill in the brows with soft colour; the formula is almost powdery, making it perfect for application & then a brush through to disperse and give a more natural finish.

Face

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For the face, Burt’s Bees Beauty has a few options that will help to give your skin a healthy, natural look. They’ve created two different foundations and a powder blush for a gorgeous complexion. One of my favourite products, the Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup (available in 12 shades), is really one of the stars of the line. This medium-full coverage foundation is light on the skin and surprisingly moisturizing; no cakiness here and you can definitely build the coverage to a level that you want. It has a bit of a dewy finish that really does leave your skin with a nice glow.

To go along with this, they’ve also created a Mattifying Powder Foundation (available in 6 shades), which helps to control shine and, again, offers light-medium buildable coverage. It has a really soft, matte finish on the skin, and I find it actually works really well as a setting powder after using the liquid foundation if you prefer more of a matte finish.

To add a little colour and warm up your face, you can reach for the powder blush (available in 3 shades), created with bamboo & honey and infused with minerals for a healthy-looking glow. It’s definitely buildable and I find applies seamlessly, blending in really nicely.

Lips

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In the past couple of years, Burt’s Bees has definitely seen success with the introduction of coloured lip products. This year, they decided to add more to their lipstick lineup with these new Glossy Lipsticks, available in six pink & nude shades. They’ve been created with moringa oil and red raspberry seed oil to provide nourishment to the lips. They feel really nice on, with fairly light colour and a slightly glossy finish.

Swatches

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Burt’s Bees Eyeshadow in (L-R): Countryside Lavender & Dusky Woods (that gold shade is a stunner!)

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Burt’s Bees Eyeliner in Warm Brown & Soft Black, Brow Pencil in Blonde

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Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup in Natural Beige, Mattifying Powder Foundation in Vanilla & Bamboo, Blush in Bare Peach

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Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick in Nude Rain, Rose Falls, Pink Pool & Blush Ripple

Will you be giving any of the natural makeup from the Burt’s Bees Beauty line a try?

 

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When it comes to the holidays, parties & get-togethers always come to mind. I personally have quite a few holiday bashes on the horizon and of course, you want to be looking your best for every fete.  Between killer hair, makeup and nails (check back in a few days for a post on quick ways to get ready for a party), finding a great host/hostess gift and having the perfect festive outfit, there’s a lot to think about. To save you some trouble, I’m sharing a few party hair looks for inspiration – choose your favourite and you might win a Matrix prize pack!

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Go full-on glam with bouncy, sideswept curls. I love full hair with tons of volume and this look really nails it. The Matrix Style Link Perfect line will help add volume and texture and make sure your hair stays up while you get your dance on.

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If you prefer to have your hair up, try taking your ponytail to a new level with a bit of a bouffant. Keep it looking smooth and polished with products from the Matrix Play & Protect lines.

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If you prefer a bit more of a sleek finish, try some defined, neat curls. After curling your locks, brush them through and set them in place with the Matrix Style Link Prep lineup which will smooth, tame frizz and add volume.

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Ready to rock your best holiday hair ever? Let me know which one of these looks you would love to show off this holiday season or tell me about another that you love! For your chance to win, leave a comment below to let me know which holiday hairstyle has your vote! For another chance to win, visit me on Instagram.

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One winner will be chosen to receive one of the Matrix prize packs shown above so you can get glam for your parties. Giveaway ends December 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm est. Winner will be contacted upon the giveaway ending and will have 24 hours to respond. Good luck!

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Let’s face it; life can be pretty unpredictable and when you’re constantly on the go it can get pretty difficult to take a little time to yourself. Since getting back from Costa Rica a week ago my life has been crazy – I’ve barely been home and have had so much on the go. My skin definitely took a bit of a beating between the flight home and a bit of hectic work and I knew I was going to have a hard time giving it the time that it needs. Luckily for me, AVEENO recently came out with a couple of products that really helped to nurse it back to health.

A facial isn’t always in the cards for all of us – between the associated costs and taking the time out of our schedules to actually go in and get it done, it’s not necessarily the most feasible thing. I can’t remember the last time I had one, but these new products from AVEENO have given me a chance to reap the benefits of one without the time commitment. The Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial and Overnight Hydrating Facial are both super easy to add to your routine and beyond simple to use!

The AVEENO Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial has become a real favourite of mine. It takes, yes, 60 seconds, and works quickly to refresh the skin. It uses the steam from the shower to open the pores, allowing for deep cleansing. I like to apply it while I wash my body or shave, letting it get to work, before rubbing it in to take advantage of the exfoliation and rinsing. My skin feels really clean afterwards and never dry.

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Afterwards, I love to follow this up with the Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial. It feels really rich and creamy upon application; I actually apply a thick layer and let it sit on my skin for a couple of minutes to absorb as much on its own as it can before rubbing it in. It uses AVEENO’s Active Naturals Total Soy Complex to give my skin a deep level of hydration. The result? I wake up to skin that’s glowing and really refreshed, giving it most of the benefits of a facial while I sleep. Does it get any better than that?

With my life being all over the place & constantly on the go, these two products have become staples for me especially when I’m in a real rush. How else do you pamper yourself when you don’t have a lot of time?

 


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by AVEENO, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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Every now and then I love to change up my routine with some new products that make life just a little easier – or prettier. I’m always eager to see what P&G beauty has in store; with so many different brands on their roster, they’re constantly putting out new skincare, body & personal care options that I can’t wait to try out!

Today I’m sharing a few of my new favourites – have you tried any of these?

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The new launch that I was most excited about this season is the Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light. Crest has decided to take things a step further this season and have included a light that helps to increase and improve the strength of the white strips. The blue light technology they’re using is the best available over-the-counter right now. I’ve just started using these and can’t wait to see the results – white teeth for Christmas parties? Yes, please.

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I’ve been loving the Gilette Venus Comfortglide Razor. I actually brought this down to Costa Rica with me because bathing suits were my every day clothing and hair legs/pits are not a good look for me. The awesome razor has been surrounded by moisture bars that containing body butter which means softer skin and a more comfortable shave.

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I freaking LOVE the Pantene Pro-V 3-Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal treatment. Whenever I’m having a bad hair day, I like to through this on. It seriously only takes 3 minutes to work its magic, and afterwards, you’re left with smooth, soft and silky hair. This came in especially handy while on my trip – between the sun, the wind and the saltwater, my hair constantly needed a treat to restore itself.

Spray deodorants have never really been on my radar, but I decided to give the Secret Fresh Invisible Spray in Ooh La Lavender a try. This spray is really quick drying, long-lasting and doesn’t leave behind any white residue. It keeps me feeling fresh all day, and I really love the fresh lavender scent.

Have you given any of these a try yet?

 


Disclosure: I am part of the P&G Beauty United program and received these samples from PR. As always, all opinions are 100% my own! xo 

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Do you ever have those nights where you just want to climb into bed, get cozy and pass out? I will totally admit that I’m guilty of going to bed every now and then without taking my makeup off – yup, total beauty blogger faux pas. I do it. You do it. We all do it. The thing is there’s a way easier solution to the full face of makeup pass out, and it’s one that I’ve been sticking to for a while now. Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes have become a go-to for me when it comes to quick cleansing.

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The wipes, which now come in many different varieties to suit your needs (more on that later), are the perfect addition to a beauty routine for someone on the go. I love how easily these wipes remove my makeup, leaving my skin feeling fresh and clean without leaving behind any residue. I’ve started keeping a package on my nightstand for easy access on those nights when I’m just too lazy to go through my nighttime routine. A few quick swipes takes everything off and I just follow up with a bit of moisturizer afterwards to prep my skin for sleep. I find that they’re really gentle on my skin, especially around my eyes – I’ve got to get all of that mascara and eyeliner off! They’re also perfect for throwing in a bag before you head out the door when you need a quick touch-up or want to freshen up after a gym visit.

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They’ve also recently introduced the new Neutrogena Fragrance Free All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes which are perfect for people with sensitive skin or issues with scented products. They’re alcohol-free and have been tested by both opthamologists and dermatologists.

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The wipes also come in a few other versions depending on your needs. The Hydrating version is perfect for when you’re doing a little travelling; I love using them to freshen up after a flight or long car ride and love how perfect they are for a quick update on the go. I have a pack with me on my Costa Rica trip and I find they’re perfect for beach days. The Naturals version is free of sulfates, dyes and parabens, making them extremely gentle on your skin. I love the Night Calming version for before I head off to bed – they have a really calming scent that helps me get into a calm mood before I drift off to sleep.

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Do you use cleansing wipes when you’re feeling a little too lazy to take your makeup off?

 


Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Neutrogena, but as always opinions are 100% my own! And yes, I really am obsessed with makeup removing wipes.

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