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With the Oscars tonight, there’s never been a better time to talk red carpet beauty. Whether you’re planning on walking the red carpet, hitting up an Oscars party or just getting glam for a night out, here are a few tips that will help take your look to celeb heights.

 

Get red carpet ready with these tips:

 

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When you’re going to be in the spotlight or in front of the cameras, you don’t want to have to worry about fixing your lipstick. Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss adds sheen, a ton of colour, and has great staying power so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the night. A red lip is a classic that never goes out of style!

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It’s no secret that I have a major love for lip products; a good lipstick can take you from a bad mood to a good one, instill confidence, and make you feel full on glam. Read on to see my top lipstick picks for a kiss-worthy pout (just in time for Valentine’s Day).

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The Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolors have quickly become a favourite of mine. They combine gorgeous colour, a smooth finish, and deep hydration into one shiny little package. They’re unbelievably comfortable on and their slightly sweet scent makes them perfectly kiss-worthy.

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The highly anticipated Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collaboration has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be any more excited. Let’s be real here; when I learned that two of my favourite brands would be coming together to create on killer collection, I knew that I was going to have to check it out. Of course, it was love at first sight – especially when it came to the Ultimate Eye Collection. Read on for more details and swatches of the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collection!

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Now of course, I have to start with the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection, because it’s easily the most covetable piece of the collection, and shows off a beautiful “marriage” between the two brands, combining Too Faced’s bubbly, pink personality with Kat Von D’s bold, edgy look. The heart shaped packaging actually breaks into two separate, six shade palettes. The set is finished off with a full-size Better Than Sex Mascara and Tattoo Liner.

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The Too Faced side comes in a pink half heart, with shadows housed in heart-shaped cutouts, and shades that are right on par for TF. Soft, matte pink & cream shades start off this set, with a ton of pigment and no chalky feeling, followed by 4 warm, brown-based shimmers. Heart of Gold and Better Together are stunners, and BFF & Lovely totally fall into Too Faced territory. Power Couple didn’t apply as smoothly as the other shades, but will make for a nice shading shadow.

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KVD’s palete takes on a bit of an edgier feel, natch, with 6 shades that balance out Too Faced’s softer look. The bold shadows are packed with pigment and will definitely be fun to play with. They’re smooth and soft when applied, with Yours, Pur Vida and Devotion giving a colour-packed, matte finish. Swoon will, quite literally, make you swoon with its unbelieveable colour payoff; one quick swipe had me blown away with its pigmentation. Lovestruck didn’t do as much for me, with super sheer colour, although it will make for a nice inner corner shade.

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The collection also includes the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set. The set of four mini products comes housed in a way-too-cute, double sided makeup bag that features Kat & Jerrod’s beloved furbabies, Piaf and Clover.

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The set comes with minis of some fave Too Faced & KVD products (in mostly exclusive shades), making this a great set to pick up, if not just for the bag alone. KVD has included two new shades of her best-selling lip products, the Studded Kiss Lipstick in Muse and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in XO, while Too Faced had the face covered with the Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow and a new shade of Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in So Happy Together.

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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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In the mood for a sweet treat without the guilt? Reach for a tube of COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Vitamin Infused Balm. Call me crazy (or a beauty junkie), but I’ll take a tube of lippy over candy any day. Unless I can have both… Then I’ll take both.

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for something light that enhances the look of your lips, which is where these balms come in. The sweetly-scented balms give the lips a fairly sheer coat of colour with one layer, adding a subtle hue to your pout along with a hint of sheen – perfect for days when you’re going for a more natural look or just want to add a touch of colour.

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And, of course, the colour doesn’t come without its benefits. The lip balms are enriched with grapeseed oil, avocado butter and Vitamins C & E, which bathe the lips in a rich coat of moisture. They’re lightweight and feel great on the lips, gently helping to repair and restore moisture for a healthy look. You can honestly feel the softness of the oils on your lips as soon as your apply them, giving them a nice smooth feel. I’ve been dealing with dry lips for the past few days as the weather jumps around here, and these babies have been working overtime to help (successfully) restore them.

I really love how these feel once applied, and the hint of colour that they give the lips; these have recently become a go-to for me (and by recently, I really mean since earlier this year), with one stashed in my purse, on my desk and in my work bag to keep me going. I love the fact that when you’re on the go, you can give your lips a quick swipe for an instant boost without having to worry about precise application, as you would with lipstick.

The COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Vitamin Infused Balms are also available in 10 sweet shades/scents depending on your mood and the level of colour you’re looking for.

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