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Beauty is definitely in bloom right now, if the new L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose by Colour Riche is any indication. The latest celeb-inspired collection takes on a daintier style, with 6 beautiful rose-hued matte lipsticks and polishes. L’Oreal Paris’ Beauty Ambassadors, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Doutzen Kroes, Liya Kibede and Eva Longoria, each lend their name and style to a polish/lipstick duo, creating an array of shades for every skin tone.

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Not pictured – Eva Longoria’s lipstick

Each of the six lipsticks was created with a combination of mother-of-pearl micro fragments and velvety pigments to create a formula that is long-lasting with lovely colour. They’re not overly pigmented, leaving a nice wash of colour that is pretty without being overpowering. They glide on really nicely, with a soft, satin finish that keeps the lips moisturized.

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L-R: 701 Julianne’s Pink, 705 Jennifer’s Pink, 707 Doutzen’s Pink, 709 Liya’s PInk, 711 Blake’s Pink

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Of course, as with the previous collections, the lipsticks find partners in matching shades of nail polish. Again, each polish has been inspired by the ambassadors, and take on delightfully pink tones that match up in richness. Full of pigment and rich in shine, they glide beautifully on the nails. The lighter shades do need 2-3 coats, as they apply quite sheer and a little streaky of course, but the second coat quickly takes care of this.

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L-R: 701 Julianne’s Pink, 703 Eva’s Pink, 705 Jennifer’s Pink, 707 Doutzen’s Pink, 709 Liya’s Pink, 711 Blake’s Pink

The L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose by Colour Riche is available this month (May 2015) with lipsticks at $11.00 CAD & polishes at $7.50 CAD. Will you be giving any of them a try?

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L'Oreal Paris TIFF

Hi beauties – sorry for the serious lack of posts recently, but between working 2 jobs and TIFF activities this past weekend I haven’t had a lot of time to get on the computer.  I’m back now and I’m sure you can expect to see a few posts on my experiences at TIFF soon, so I thought I would get started right away.

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Ready for the Supermensch screening with Jenelle and Sandra

L’Oreal Paris (TIFF’s Beauty Sponsor) has their beauty lounge set up in the heart of TIFF at David Pecaut Square, where festival-goers can stop by for beauty touchups with express manis & lipstick touchups with the Collection Privee lipsticks and polishes or a fun and fancy pony at the Elnett ponytail bar!  If you’re going to be in the Toronto area, make sure you stop by to check it out during the festival.  It will be open from 4-10 pm on weekdays and 10 am-10 pm on weekends.

Mike Myers TIFF

I got to stop by the VIP area of the lounge to check it out this past Saturday.  We got to play with the Collection Privee, snack on some delicious new Lindt Caramels (so yummy!) and had a perfect view of the red carpet arrivals at Roy Thompson Hall.  We spotted funny man Mike Myers arriving before we headed over to the screening of his new film – he stepped into the director’s chair this time around – Supermensch, a documentary on Shep Gordon, manager of many different acts (including Alice Cooper who was in attendance) and the creator of the celebrity chef.  It was a great movie and I’m so happy I had a chance to see it.

L'Oreal Paris Collection Privee Doutzen

Since many of you might not be able to make it to the L’Oreal Paris Beauty Lounge, I thought it would be nice to give one of you a chance to take home a piece of the fun.  I’m giving away one set of the Doutzen lipstick and polish (swatches here) from the L’Oreal Paris Collection Privee in a special TIFF box.  This giveaway will be open worldwide!  Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

 

 

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L'Oreal Paris Collection Privee by Colour Riche TIFF 2013

There’s one main reason why I get excited this time of year – TIFF is rolling into town, which means tons of fun around Toronto and the possibility of celeb spotting.  If George Clooney were to walk past me downtown Toronto I certainly wouldn’t object.  And I hear he’s on the market again…

L'Oreal Paris Privee Collection

L’Oreal Paris Privee Collection (L-R): Doutzen, J Lo, Freida & Eva

Anyways, in celebration of the upcoming film festival L’Oreal Paris has created the L’Oreal Paris Collection Privee by Colour Riche, inspired by four of their leading ladies.  Doutzen Kroes, Jennifer Lopez, Freida Pinto and Eva Longoria all served as the inspiration for this collection of classic nude lipsticks and polishes.  These nudes, with hints of pink, gold, parma and greige respectively, are feminine and polished.  Take a look below for swatches of the collection.  Which lady’s shades are you feeling?

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L’Oreal Paris Collection Privee Colour Riche Lipcolour (Clockwise from top left) Doutzen, J Lo, Eva, Freida

 

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L’Oreal Paris Privee Collection Colour Riche Lipcolour side-by-side comparison (L-R) Doutzen, J Lo, Freida, Eva

 

L'Oreal Paris Privee Collection Colour Riche Nailcolour

L’Oreal Paris Privee Collection Colour Riche Nailcolour (L-R) Doutzen, J Lo, Freida, Eva

Availability: In stores now (August 2013)

Price: Lipcolour – $10.99 (MSRP), Nailcolour – $3.99 (MSRP)

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press on black & gold

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at L’Oreal Paris’ newest nail innovations, which have already started to roll into stores (I saw the new Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in my local Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday!).  While there, we got to play with some of the new shades, top coats and the Nail Lingerie while hearing about the new tips, trends, and lots of stories from celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik (he’s worked on the tips of Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Zooey Deschanel and many more).  These new nail products make it easier than ever to achieve a gorgeous nail with a little something extra.  Read on to learn about Tom’s hottest nail trends for 2013 and to see the new products.   Let me know which of these you can’t wait to get your hands on!

Tom Bachik, Celebrity MANicurist

Tom Bachik, Celebrity MANicurist

Tom’s Nail Forecast for 2013:

  • Full coverage nude – “Just like a nude pump that elongates the leg, nude nails elongate the fingers.  The nude nail has a modern elegance, goes with everything, and is a trend that is here to stay!”
  • Upscale texture – “Upscale texture is the hottest new trend in nails.  Cheap sparkles and juvenile stickers are ‘out’ and upscale textures are ‘in’ featuring dimension, highlights/lowlights and shimmer.  Celebrities on the red carpet can’t get enough of chunky, diamond sparkles and 3D textures that add the perfect amount of glamour to every nail look.”
  • Deep rich tones – “Deep rich tones are now popular year-round shades and not just relegated to winter months of red carpets.  Colours like a mysterious navy blue, classy greige, and seductive purple are perfect picks.”
  • Matte nails – “Matte nails have been seen all over the red carpet on A-list celebs.  The new Colour Riche Matte Top Coat will pair well with any Colour Riche polish.”

 

And now the fun stuff – the new products!

L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Colour in (L-R) I Pink I'm In Love, Greyt Expectations & He Red My Mind

L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Colour in (L-R) I Pink I’m In Love, Greyt Expectations & He Red My Mind

This year, L’Oreal Paris will be adding 9 new shades to their lineup of Colour Riche Nail Colour.  Pictured above are I Pink I’m In Love, Greyt Expectations and He Red My Mind.  Also included in these new shades are some more reds, nudes, a purple, black and navy – definitely adding a dramatic spin to your nails.  These are available this month for $6.99 CAD.

 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in (L-R) Statement Piece, Bling Addict, Razzle Be Dazzle, Elite Chic, In With The New & Something About Her

L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in (L-R) Statement Piece, Bling Addict, Razzle Be Dazzle, Elite Chic, In With The New & Something About Her

L’Oreal Paris decided to add a super easy way to customize your favourite nail colour with the new Colour Riche Nail Lingerie, the first 3D transparent nail art stickers.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie

The stickers are easily applied on top of your favourite polish.  Select the size that best fits your nail (L’Oreal suggests picking the size on larger than your nail because of the surface curve) and apply it (round end towards the base of the nail).  Fold the end back under the nail and file off the excess!  It really is that easy.  The best part for me is that, since the actual sticker is transparent, it’s pretty hard to mess this one up.  You end up with the perfect amount of glitz added to your fave polishes just like that.  These come in a set of 18 stickers so it’s easy to find size that will fit your nails – and I suggest keeping the leftovers!  You can always trim them down to size to use for an accent nail!  These are available June 2013 (although I have already seen them in some stores) for $9.99 CAD.

Playing with the Nail Lingerie at the event (I swear, my hands are not read like that!)

Playing with the Nail Lingerie at the event (I swear, my hands are not red like that!)

 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Top Coats in (L-R) Confetti Top Coat, The Gold Top Coat & The Matte Top Coat

L’Oreal Colour Riche Top Coats in (L-R) Confetti Top Coat, The Gold Top Coat & The Matte Top Coat

We’ve got another way to dress up our favourite polishes with these new Colour Riche Top Coats.  Pictured above are the Confetti Top Coat (combines mini black glitter and larger white glitter for an amazing speckled effect), the Gold Top Coat (jam-packed with gold glitter) and the Matte Top Coat (give the perfect matte finish).  Also available are the Diamond Top Coat, the Prismatic Top Coat and the Shade Shifter Top Coat (I’m really excited to see how this one turns out).  These will be available in July 2013 for $6.99 CAD.

Greyt Expectations with (L-R) Confetti Top Coat, The Gold Top Coat, The Matte Top Coat

Greyt Expectations with (L-R) Confetti Top Coat, The Gold Top Coat, The Matte Top Coat

Colour Riche Nail Press-On Couture

And last, but certainly not least, we have the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails – probably the product that I am most excited about.  I got a sneak peek at the event and received a set (pictured above) a few days ago… I couldn’t wait to try them on!  My only other experience with press-on nails has been with Kiss Impress nails, where the adhesive is actually attached to the nail so you just peel and press.  These nails took a different route (as seen below).

L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-On Nails

The adhesive comes in the form of separate stickers, numbered to match the nails easily.  To apply, you first select the correct nail size, find the matching sticker, and apply the sticker to a clean, dry nail.  You can then apply the press-on nail directly to the adhesive, pressing down firmly starting in the middle and then moving on to the sides.  To make sure they really last, L’Oreal recommends repressing them a few times and keeping your hands out of the water for the first hour.

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Moon About You

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Moon About You

I put them on on Saturday and they are still going strong through showers, 2 bartending shifts and lots of typing (it’s now Wednesday).  They claim to last up to 7 days, which I can definitely see being possible at this point.  And you have no idea how many compliments I’ve gotten on these babies so far!  These will be available in 8 styles (seen below) in July 2013 for $14.99).

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Moon About You, Proposal in Paris, French Twist & Midnight French (which I'm dying to try!)

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Moon About You, Proposal in Paris, French Twist & Midnight French (which I’m dying to try!)

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Perfect Opposites, Earn Your Stripes, Walk the Line & Cross the Line

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Press-On Nails in Perfect Opposites, Earn Your Stripes, Walk the Line & Cross the Line

 

What do you think of these?  Which ones are you going to try?

 

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

 

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