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Just starting using a new skin care regime!  I seem to do that every 3 months or so....I like to try new skin care products as often as I can! I just finished up using the Shiseido skincare and I really enjoyed it! 
I recently got a Lancome gratis from work, so I picked up the Mousse Radiance and Tonique Radiance.

Mousse Radiance is a clarifying self foaming cleanser for normal to combination skin. One pump is all you need, you get a whole handful of rich, fluffy foam that breaks down both make up and impurities. Rinses off with water and leaving you with perfectly cleansed skin and a visibly brighten complexion. Having combination skin, I find foaming cleansers sometimes can be a little harsh, over cleansing my skin, and stripping away the lipid barrier,  resulting is a tight feeling.  I'm happy to report that no tightness and no over cleansed feeling, just fresh cleansed skin!!

Tonique Radiance is a clarifying exfoliating toner for normal to combination skin. Saturate a cotton pad, and smooth over your face, neck and decollete. This toner contains White lotus extract (which is an anti-oxidant) and Anise extract ( which helps to speed up cellular turnover).  Sweeps away dead skin cell, giving your complexion a boost of radiance. Balances the pH of the skin, allowing your skin to accept your serum and or moisturizer better.

Using a gentle exfoliating toner, in combination with a radiance boosting cleanser, it helps prevent a build up of dead skin cells that make your skin dull, as well as removing impurities and excess oil. 
   

Twice a week a do a special treatment, of both a manual exfoliation and a purifying mask!



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For my manual exfoliation I use a Soap and Glory product, the Greatest Scrub of All! 
Suitable for dry sensitive skin, or oily combination skin. Smooth fine granules that polish away dead flaky skin, without irritating your skin ( caused by micro-tears). Contains smooth boost spheres, containing salicylic acid to increase the scrubs exfoliation power, by manually exfoliating and also by adding a chemical exfoliation element. Smooth boost spheres pop with you press on them releasing the exfoliating goodness! 

I also use the Shiseido purifying mask, a creamy, rinse-off facial mask, with highly porous Marine Mineral Clay and kaolin to absorb surface oil that dulls the surface of the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. Smooth over the skin, avoiding the eye and lip contour for five minutes. Rinses off with water, leaving skin visibly refined and refreshed.

 
 
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lovely brights!
Hello world! Multiple post today since I've been slacking off with holidays and working, but I'm back in business with a whole bag of goodies to review!!!

I bought this palette a long time ago and haven't used it in waaaay too long. 
This palette works similarly to water colour paints, and need to be moistened with water. I have a little spray bottle that I use to mix up the colour with a brush.

theres zillions of youtube videos showing awesome tutorials using this palette. 
NOT FOR THE WEAK HEARTED!!

these colours make great bases, as well as looking awesome on their own! They also glow under uv light, which is perfect for halloween!

It can be a little bit difficult to mix the perfect creamy consistency, but practice makes perfect, I always say!!
I'll do a look with this palette soon and post some tutorials/pictures!

 
 
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benefit


Benefit is one of my favourite lines. The products are phenomenal and their packaging is retro and fun. Founded by Jean and Jane Ford in 1976, they revolutionized the make up industry with their quick beauty fixes for any woman and adorable packaging. "Who says make up has to be serious?" Benefit has a ideal balance of products that are effective and also fun and easy to use.


                                                                   The first product from benefit that I'm going to be reviewing is the Perk Up Artist! This isn't being released until the  Fall, but it's going to change your life! I don't know how I've lived without this corrector kit. 


In this kit, you get a corrector shade, and concealer and a brightener. THESE ARE NOT JUST LEMONADE, BOI-ING, and EYE BRIGHT!!!! 
The texture is amazing, very lightweight and wearable ( for you gals who don't like the feeling of make up) and for anyone looking to even out their complexion! These almost melt into the skin, making application a breeze!!!

~Small and compact, great for travel and touch ups on the go! 
~Clam shell enclosures, keep the products smooth and creamy.
~double ended brush.

Not sure how much these are going to be retailing for but they are totally totally worth it!!!

I give this product, 5 hearts out of 5!!! 



 
 
Hello everyone! welcome to my blog!! 

I've been asked by people do start writing a blog and reviewing products so here it it!!!! On the home page, you can contact me with questions and requests, I'd love to hear from you and I'm interested in what you're opinions are as well.


so my first entry, whats in my make up bag????

hello flawless custom powder cover up from benefit  is an absolute must have!! This powder comes with a sponge (for fuller coverage) and a brush ( for sheer application). This is hands down my ultimate favourite powder foundation. The coverage is truly flawless, looks so natural and not at all cakey or chalky. 

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector  is the perfect everyday lip color, very soft subtle pink shade, gives the illusion of fuller lips and smooths the lip contour for a plumper appearance. Super smooth texture thats not sticky at all, and had a pleasant slightly vanilla flavour

Lancome Hypnose Star mascara in noir midnight is a volumizing mascara with a flat sided brush, with fanned bristles on the other side, really grabs and pulls the lashes up giving you a fuller and more voluminous fringe. 
 
Thats it for me today! let me know what you want to see reviewed!!
until then, stay gorgeous!!!
~Nicole xo