Hey guys! I made another video, another first – here are my August favourites. I definitely stuck to a bit of a skincare theme last month and was really focused on repairing and trying to keep my skin healthy with everything that goes on during the summer (hint: there’s a lot). Late nights and lots of activities really take their toll on the skin, so I’ve been focused on products that help to perk my skin up and give it a bit more life.
Feel like you would rather be living in a fairy tale? These perfect product picks will help you embrace your inner unicorn-loving princess in the prettiest way possible.
The Tarte Magic Wands Brush Set contains four perfectly twirled brushes that are as pretty as they are useful. The unicorn horn-shaped golden handles and colourful brush heads are too cute, as if anyone really needs another excuse to buy more brushes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
And finally, for those who just want a little sampling of the two brands, you can also pick up the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Bestselling Mascara & Liner Duo, which brings together two of their bestselling products. Too Faced’s Beter Than Sex Mascara and Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner are definitely the perfect intros to both brands, so if you’re new to them and want to give them a try, this is a great way to do it!
Will you be picking anything up from the Too Faced x Kat Von D collection?
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Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo
Shopping for your gal pals isn’t necessarily an easy task, especially when you’ve got a handful of friends you want to give a little something to! I’ve pulled together some of my fave value sets that make it easy to share a treat with your best chums without breaking the bank!
Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks: Your pals are going to love this Too Faced set, which contains 3 deluxe size Melted Lipsticks & 3 matching deluxe sized Love Flush Blushes. Give each friend a matching set and you’ll be in her good books for the new year! $45.00 ($75.00 value)
The Body Shop Lippy Star Wand: Yes, the packaging of this Body Shop gift set is adorable – but even better than that is the 5 Born Lippy lip butters included inside! Bonus: Each of these holiday gifts sold gives one day of safe water to a family in Ethiopia through WaterAid! $25.00 ($30.00 value)
L’Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet: With the winter month here, you know that your friends are going to be dealing with dry skin, especially on their hands! Gift them a bit of moisture with L’Occitane’s luxurious hand creams – they’re worth it! 6 creams means 6 friends – and you might want to keep one for yourself. $60.00 ($72.00 value)
Sephora Collection Gift-A-Gloss Lip Gloss Sampler: One of the sets that will give you the most bang for your buck, this set features 8 flattering lip glosses from Sephora. The best part? They’re all individually packaged and ready to gift. $30.00 ($70.00 value)
Atelier Cologne Necessaire Azur Gift Set: This set of 4 purse perfume travel sprays will have your friends smelling great all season! Pair the scents to match your friends’ personalities and watch them fall in love. $32.00 ($70.00 value)
What do you plan on gifting your girlfriends with this holiday season? Do you have any fun DIY gifts?
I remember the craziness surrounding the original Melted Liquified Lipsticks that Too Faced released; everyone I knew went gaga for them. The amazing pigments, smooth (but not dry) formula and crazy shades were a big sell. I’m a big fan of liquid lipsticks – these amazing hybrids combine the best parts of a gloss and lipstick for a killer product – and was definitely impressed with these when they first launched.
Riding on the success of these they recently released a new collection consisting of 8 shades that brings the ’90s foiled lipstick look to 2015. When I read this description I was a little worried. I grew up in the ’90s and there are many things from that decade that I would rather stay buried in the past, and frosted lips aren’t at the top of the list of things I would like to see revived any time soon. But hey, I’m a beauty blogger, which means I’ll try anything once… And I’m glad I did. The new Too Faced Melted MetalLiquified Metallic Lipsticks ($25.00 CAD) do have a metallic finish, but it’s anything but tacky. The microscopic shimmer gives lips a beautiful multi-faceted glow while they’re bathed in gorgeous colour. I’m not as big of a fan of the lighter/more coral shades, but the darker shades have totally won me over – I’m looking at you Jelly, Violet & Dream House (bring it on, Barbie!). Take a look at the shades below and let me know what you think!
Too Faced Melted Metal in Peony
Peony – Metallic dusted rose
Too Faced Melted Metal in Bunny
Bunny – metallic bubblegum
Too Faced Melted Metal in Debutante
Debutante – metallic apricot rose
Too Faced Melted Metal in Tu-Tu
Tu-Tu – metallic warm flamingo
Too Faced Melted Metal in Macaron
Macaron – metallic warm bright pink
Too Faced Melted Metal in Dream House
Dream House – metallic electric fuchsia
Violet – metallic violet orchid
Too Faced Melted Metal in Jelly
Jelly – metallic deep orchid (this one is the shit – I very, veryyy much recommend it)
What do you think of the new Too Faced Melted Metals? What shades would you like to try/have you tried?