Get more out of your beauty routine with products that give back

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Are you a beauty addict? This month, try swapping out your usual products or accessories for one of these – they all help to give a little something back!

  1. In need of a new bottle of lotion when the weather gets a little cooler? Pick up a bottle of eos Berry Blossom body lotion ($4.99-$8.99 CAD depending on size – available at Loblaws, Walmart, FamiliPrix & London Drugs) instead of your regular lotion. During the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness month), 100% net proceeds from the sale of this light, refreshing lotion, made with Shea butter, Vitamin E, and a blend of 5 oils,  will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
  2. Did you know that “1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime”? That number is pretty unbelievable, and Avon wants to help chance it during BCA month. $1.20 from the purchase of every Breast Cancer Crusade Key Chain ($6 CAD) and $1 from the purchase of every bottle of Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Dazzle Pink ($9 CAD) (along with $3.00 from every Breast Cancer Illusion Necklace, not pictured) will go towards breast cancer research, awareness and support services.
  3. Looking for a new lipstick shade for fall? Pick up Kat Von D’s Everlasting Lipstick in the shade Project Chimps ($24 CAD), the perfect red with a hint of orange, aka what autumn lipstick dreams are made of. 20% of the proceeds from each sale goes to Project Chimps, a non-profit organization that helps to provide sanctuary to chimps who were part of private research programs.
  4. If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for hair ties – I seem to lose them all the time. Stock up with the Breast Cancer Awareness Hair Tie Package ($9.45) from Mane Message. The set of 6 pink hair ties that double nicely as bracelets when you’re wearing them on your wrist help out Breast Cancer Awareness, with 20% of all sales going to The Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Will you be picking up any of these products this month?

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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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Hi everyone! I’ve got some great news for you – #theFABchat is back tonight! Sandra, Jenelle and myself will be chatting spring trends and transitioning your fashion and beauty routine from winter to the new season, which hopefully won’t be far off! Join us (@theFABangels) tonight at 7 PM est for the chat and you could win a fab prize pack full of goodies!

Do you have any spring fashion and beauty questions? Share them here and you’ll find the answers during tonight’s chat!

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I’ve got a little news that will hopefully help to brighten up your Monday – the next #theFABchat Twitter chat is coming! Make sure you join @theFABangels – myself (@linerglttrgloss), @makeupjunkie19 & @nellecreations – next Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 PM est to chat our favourites from 2015 + how to refresh your look for 2016! We’ve got some great tips and can’t wait to hear what you guys have to say!

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Oh, and did I mention there’s a prize? Because yeah, there’s a prize. And it’s big. And amazing! We’ve pulled together some of our favourite products to create one amazing package worth over $500! Yep, that’s a lot of beauty in one pretty little package. Make sure you don’t miss out – because if you don’t chat, you can’t win!

In the meantime, what are some of your favourite products from 2015?

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When the holidays roll around, it’s definitely time to up your style game while sticking to a tight budget – this time of the year can definitely get to be pretty expensive! This year, I decided to do a little shopping at Dixie Outlet Mall to find exactly what I need for the holidays – 3 outfits that will have me covered throughout the week and a half I’m out celebrating, meeting with friends and family & eating too much turkey – without breaking the bank (I spent just over $150 on everything here thanks to some great sales and finds).

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Sweater: Urban Planet | Pants: Urban Planet | Heels: Call It Spring

Outfit 1: Everyone needs a fun “ugly” Christmas sweater! I found this one at Urban Planet and fell in love — the light’s on the Christmas tree actually light up, making this a must have for me! I paired it with some black leggings and these shimmering heels from Call It Spring, which ended up going perfectly with all of the outfits I put together – gotta love a versatile shoe!

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Stealing treats from the kitchen, in typical fashion. Dress: Winners | Heels: Call It Spring

Outfit 2: For my second outfit, I wanted to find a chic dress to wear to family get togethers & parties. I loved this LBD I found at Winners – the necklace detailing is so pretty and adds a nice dainty touch, while the thin sheer sections add a bit of edge to it!

 

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My boyfriend thinks I look awkward in this photo, and he can deal with it. Dress: Winners | Purse: Call It Spring | Heels: Call It Spring

Outfit 3: For my last outfit (yes, I know it’s similar to the last – I’ve got a thing for LBDs), I wanted a more playful dress; something that can be worn for night’s out with my gal pals & NYE. I found this dress at Winners as well, and loved the crocheted details. The sheer paneling & skirt length that’s a bit shorter than my previous dress made it perfect for an evening out.

What will you be wearing this holiday season?

Also, I just had to share – Sir Poppers decided to join in on my photos:

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He decided to play dead in the middle of it

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