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NYX Butter Gloss Lipcolour Collection Review!!

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My daughter Kate loves these NYX Butter Gloss lip colours.  They come in two types, the basic Butter Glosses and the Intense Butter Glosses.  The basic Butter Glosses are more sheer and obviously the Intense ones are more pigmented. She only has a few of each type, but here are the ones she likes and has kept.

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Here are the basic Butter Glosses from left to right, Eclair, Meringue, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream Pie and Angel Food Cake.

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Here are the swatches again with the same order as above from left to right in the top left hand pictures and then following down top to bottom, left to right for the lip swatches.

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The Intense Butter Glosses from left to right are Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Crepe and Tres Leches.

 

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Here are the swatches again from left to right (top left picture), top to bottom, left to right on the lips.

They all smell like candy or cake and are very nice in their colour payoff and finish.  Easy to remove, not staining or sticky.  you should try them out.  Cheers, Michele

My Love Of All Things Body Shop!!

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I have had a long-standing love affair with The Body Shop back from when I was 15 and would take the subway down to the Eaton’s Centre in downtown Toronto and buy things using my hard-earned pennies from babysitting.  On my birthday today, I went into the location here in The Bayshore Mall in Ottawa and had a wonderful experience.  I was looking for products to feature in a future giveaway on my blog.  Chatting with the lovely girl at the counter, I revealed that I blog and wanted to giveaway some products.  She not only helped me pick out what I will give away but gave me a ton of sample and travel size products to try out myself.  Just a disclaimer, this post is not sponsored by anyone, the opinions are completely my own, and all photos are courtesy of The Body Shop website.

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She gave me some Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate drops to try out.  I already know I love this product line from The Body Shop so I was delighted for more.  It is light and non-greasy and sinks in and leaves a luxurious softness to my skin.

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She also gave me the Oils of Life facial oil as well as a travel size of the night cream from this line.  It smells scrumptious and I am really looking forward to testing it out.  This lead me to remember the fact that I love the product lines from this store, they are ethically source for their ingredients, are really well priced, smell delicious and on top of that, really work.  Yet I haven’t been shopping there as much as I should be, all things considered.  Well that is going to change, welcome me home, Body Shop!!

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I am looking forward to getting closer to winter as they come out with my favourite product, the Raspberry Body Scrub which has real raspberries in it.  It smells so delicious that you almost want to eat it right out of the pot.  It leaves my skin so soft and silky that I look forward to using it every day, but ration it for when my skin is most in need of help.  My last hoarded pot of this gorgeous scrub is almost empty, so I will be buying up a bunch of tubs as soon as it goes back on sale.

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I bought some body butters, body scrubs and shower gels in my two favourite scents for an upcoming giveaway.  The coconut and the pink grapefruit are my favourites of all their scents.  The coconut is so warm and cosy and soothing that it relaxes me as soon as I smell it’s heavenly smell and the pink grapefruit is so fresh, sweet yet tangy that it wakes me right up.

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My all time favourite blush is the Guava shade by The Body Shop.  I have gone through a whole pot of this and am on my second.  It gives a soft subtle glow, without glitter or shine.  Perfect for my skin and skin colour.

So don’t be like me and forget how wonderful The Body Shop products are.  Check them out.  I will keep you posted about how the samples of the Oils of Life work out for me.  What are your favourite Body Shop fragrances or product lines? Don’t forget to sign up for my anniversary giveaway Here!  Cheers, Michele

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Collection Review!!

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So Katie, my eldest daughter, has a rather healthy or some might say unhealthy addiction to makeup.  And one of her favourite brands of liquid lipstick is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks.  We thought she could share her review of the collection.

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Here from left to right are Double Dare, Lovesick, Bow n Arrow, Lolita,   Mother, Melancholia, Armageddon, Backstage Bambi, A-Go-Go, Bachelorette, Outlaw, Nosferatu, Bauhaus, Susperia, L.U.V., Exorcism, Vampira, and Echo.

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Here are the swatches of the same colours in the same order from left to right.

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Exorcism

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Mother

Here are lip swatches of two of the colours to show the finishes and colours.

The most popular colours are Bow n Arrow, Lolita and Vampira.  Katie’s personal favourites are Mother and Lovesick.
The darker colours can be patchy and need a second coat applied carefully to avoid streaking and cracking from too thick application.  These liquid lipsticks are dry formula so on dry chapped lips it can enhance the dryness and flakes.  Using a thin layer of a waxy balm can help.  They dry down to a nice matte finish.  They are waterproof but will dissolve with greasy food and heavy application of lip balm or gloss will cause it to rub off.
Summary of this product, more is not more, less applied well is more.  Technique is everything with these liquid lipsticks.  A good oil-based makeup remover is a must for removing these products. All in all, very good products with a wonderful colour pay-off and finish.  Kate and I hope you will try these products out.  Cheers, Michele