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Review – CHANEL Poudre À Lèvres

It’s crazy–Spring/Summer makeup collections have already hit counters. It’s sort of a surrealist scene, while I find myself knee-deep in Canadian snow. But since these lip powders appeared, I just had to snatch them for my makeup stash. Here is my review.
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Holidaze – Part 2 – The Glamour

 When my glitter/glamour filter is activated, why stop? When will my rapturous use of the Pat McGrath palette stop? At this price point:  I’ve got to use it, or lose it, as the saying goes. Remix of the jewel-tones and classic Glamourrrrrr. Continue reading

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Holidaze – Part 1 – The Glitz

I sometimes get crazy ideas. This look was created by layering the colours next to each other. I was inspired by all the jewel tones from the two palettes I bought. I wanted to keep the colours “pure”, and see how bright I could get them for the camera.

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Holidaze – The Palettes

It’s that time of the year where it’s socially acceptable to wear glitter and to buy tons of makeup (that includes eyeshadow palettes). I’ve indulged in both! I’ve bought myself two new palettes and turned up the glitteratty factor, all in the name of Makeup LOVE.

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Vision Of 3

Lately, I’ve been enjoying being in total control of this blog. From doing the casting, the hair and the makeup, the styling, and photographing it all. This time around, three women put their creative talents to showcase our vision of beauty, while I loose control. Continue reading

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Miss Mexico

Miss pageants are sort of a mixed bag for me. On the one hand, I love the idea of celebrating beauty of different countries. On the other hand, they celebrate a certain standard of beauty, which is evolving, but it’s still not as inclusive as it should be. I wanted to share the creative process of working with Miss World Mexico when she came to Canada!

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Subtle Sensuality

 Summer had some last rays to share, and now we’re back to our regular programming. Fall. I wanted something a bit more intimate and warm, and revisiting a softer version of a smoky, while keeping it smoldering for cooler nights. And some pause for Instagram vs Studio photography.

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Afro Power

Beauty is power. And when that beauty is exotic to us, it can be unsettling, or captivating. I’m still obsessing over liner and bold colour, to my defense; it’s a great pairing with the Afro. Continue reading