Update: This giveaway is now over – congratulations to Maritess S!

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Ugh. This winter is killingggg me. We’ve been stuck in a cold snap for so long that I don’t remember what 0 degrees feels like anymore. Of course, thanks to the cold, everything is unbelievably dry. My skin is dried out, breaking out and freaking out. My hair doesn’t want to behave. My body is flaky (gross, I know). I am, quite frankly, over winter.

Another big issue that many deal with when the winter weather hits? Cold sores. Not the most glamorous topic, I know, but one that I’m sure affects many of you. This time of year is especially troublesome for cold sore-sufferers as some of the main triggers for them include dry/cracked lips, colds, respiratory problems & fever and cold weather/wind. Not exactly the best season if you want to avoid an outbreak from popping up.

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Cold sores are definitely not something that anyone wants to deal with; they’re painful, can be difficult to get rid of, and can be embarrassing/stressful for the person affected by them. Luckily, there’s a new solution that can make dealing with them less of a chore. Lipivir, a non-prescription treatment, recently made its way to Canada and is changing the way sufferers deal with cold sores.

This lip gel was created to help reduce the frequency of cold sores. It uses a mixture of polyethylene glycols that stops cold sore triggers from infecting the area and actually producing a cold sore. It was designed to be applied twice daily (in the morning and before bed) to prevent future outbreaks. Once it’s been applied, you’re also free to wear makeup over top! Just give it 5 minutes to absorb.

Have you been dealing with outbreaks? I’ve teamed up with Lipivir for a giveaway that will probably make you a little happier. We’re giving away a tube of Lipivir to prevent future outbreaks and a $50 Sephora gift card that you can use to pick up a gorgeous new lip colour to wear over top.

To enter to win, comment below and let me know which lippy you would choose to show off once you’re cold sore free!

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Giveaway ends 01/15/2018 at 11:59 pm est – good luck!

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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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If you follow me on Instagram you probably caught my visit to NYC a few months ago to check out the new Tweezerman x Huda Beauty collection.  Tweezerman couldn’t have picked a better gal to collaborate with – Huda has really created a name for herself in the beauty industry, with a huge following and really successful makeup brand.

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The collection features Huda’s signature lips and colours, with a pretty lip print on the two tweezers, a gorgeous red lip pouch and pretty pinks for the brow scissors & brush and 10x mirror.

Of course, the products are the same Tweezerman tools that you know and love wrapped in this pretty, limited edition packaging. I adore everything in the collection and these tweezers have become my go-to since returning from the press launch. If you’ve never tried the 10x mirror I also very highly recommend it – between this, the scissors and the tweezers you’ll be rocking some killer brows.

Available in this collection are the Slant Tweezers (black), Mini Slant Tweezers (pink), Mini Slant Tweezer & 10x Mirror set and the Beauty Kit, which contains the Slant Tweezer, Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush, 10x Mirror and the lip bag, which is the perfect all-in-one set for grooming and maintaining your brows.

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Since I know you’re going to want to get your hands on these products, my friends at Tweezerman and I are giving away one Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Special Edition Beauty Kit. To enter, head to my Instagram channel and check out this picture!

To enter:

  1. Follow me, @tweezermanca and @hudabeauty on Instagram
  2. Like this photo
  3. Tag a friend who you know will love the collection

The giveaway closes at 11:59 pm est on Sunday, November 12th and the winner will be chosen and contacted by Tweezerman after the contest closes. Good luck!

Are you planning on picking anything up from the Tweezerman x Huda Beauty collection?

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With the holidays just around the corner, I’m sure we all need a little time to sit back and relax. BVspa (Bon Vital’) products are perfect for when you need to take a break with some serious “me time.” The brand, which is a favourite of professional massage therapists, contains a lineup of relaxing care items that will give you a chance to take care of yourself.

The line contains a selection of sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, body butters and body lotions to ensure your skin is exfoliated and hydrated to the fullest. Each of the products is available in three fantastic aroma-therapeutic scents: lavendar & rosemary, pomegranate & acai berry and pink grapefruit. Each item is available for $11.99 from Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Ready to relax? I’ve got a fantastic giveaway for you – one lucky winner will receive a beautiful prize pack from BVspa containing a set of products, a comfy BVspa robe and a set of slippers to help you relax. The first 100 entrants will also receive a sample of their body lotions (Canadian residents only – will be verified with Instagram handle). First, enter to win via the steps below, then click through to this link to submit your information for the sample. Good luck!

How to enter:

  1. Follow @linerglttrgloss & @BVspacanada on Instagram
  2. Like this post and tag three friends you would share an evening of relaxation with
  3. For an extra entry, follow @linerglttrgloss & @BVspacanada on Twitter and tweet “I’m ready to relax with @linerglttrgloss & @BVspa. Enter now: http://wp.me/p1YQ0K-1Dg” (this can be done once per day)

The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm est on December 31, 2016 and the winner will be contacted on January 1, 2017.

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This month marks a big milestone for me. I started Liner and Glitter and Gloss, Oh My! 5 years ago this month. Looking back, it seems crazy to think that I’ve been doing this for so long.

5 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to run a blog, how to take pictures that (usually) look nice or where it could take me. I was fresh out of university and working at a job that I didn’t enjoy and didn’t see a future in, which led to the creation of this blog. I needed an outlet to help me express myself and this was the perfect opportunity. I had always loved writing & all things beauty, and this seemed like a great way to combine the two.

Ever since then, it’s been a learning experience – and an amazing one at that. I’ve been able to develop my writing skills and work on my photography (I look back at my earlier posts and laugh), I’ve learned what people like you want to see and read about, and I’m still constantly learning!

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Two of the best friends a girl could ask for – Sandra and Jenelle!

Through the blog, I’ve been received so many opportunities that I never would have had, and I’m so thankful for that every day. I’ve met some of my best friends, I’ve worked with some amazing brands, I’ve gotten to attend fantastic events… And, yes, I’ve built a beauty room that makes my friends envious.

I’ve had ups and downs; times where I’ve had to take little breaks to deal with things in my life, times where I’ve had to rebuild my motivation, and times where I’ve been on top of the world.

And above all that, I’ve had a chance to connect with you. I’m so thankful that people actually take the time to listen to what I have to say, and I always love hearing from someone who’s stopped by. If you ever want to connect with me, I’m always online (you can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me in the years to come. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

And hey, because a 5 year blogiversary wouldn’t be a celebration without presents, so I have a little giveaway up my sleeve. I’ve put together a beauty prize pack with some of my favourite things (worth about $500) that I’m going to be sending out to one of you. Enter via the the form below!
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