This week’s Pink Mail Bag post is equal parts beautiful & delicious! There’s some beauty products, some yummy treats & beverages to boot. I’m even starting to receive holiday gift sets and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into holiday posting. There’s really nothing more exciting for a beauty lover than a limited-edition holiday gift set.
Check out the details below and let me know if there’s any items you’ve tried yet or are wanting to try.
I only need one word to describe this new L’Occitane skincare collection below and that word is “DIVINE”. It makes my skin feel so luxurious when I put it on. I love the design of the bottle and the scent is so delicious.
The serum is an ultra-concentrated formula with 5,000 micro drops of active ingredients in a water based gel. The cream is a rich, cool texture that transforms into a light oil to revive radiance, smooth expression lines and rebalance facial volume. Both are designed to make your skin brighter and more luminous, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. I’ve been using it for a month now and I can’t get enough!
More details on the new L’Occitane Harmonie Divine skincare collection HERE.
This super fun delivery was dropped on my doorstep to celebrate La Rocca’s 30 birthday and we have to talk about this cake. It’s their special anniversary greatest hits cake and it includes red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, crunchy almond meringue, white chocolate truffle, chocolate truffle and chocolate sponge cake. The cream cheese frosting on top was the best I’ve ever had. Happy Birthday La Rocca!
One of my favourite things to test out is a new mascara. I love discovering new favs and this one below definitely falls into that category. It’s from Clinique and it’s their new Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara. It’s unlike any mascara I’ve seen before because it actually lets you choose how much or how little mascara you’d like on the wand. You twist the barrel to create a custom lash look. Maybe you want a more natural look for during the day and then something more dramatic at night. Instead of using two separate mascaras, you only need one.
So how does it perform? I LOVE it. Too be honest, I always like my lashes at 100% so I don’t see myself ever using the dialed down option for my top lashes, but I did love the dialed down option for my lower lashes. The brush is great and defines lashes really well. It definitely gives me that false lashes look that I always aim for. This is definitely a mascara I would re-buy after it’s done.
The Benefit Cosmetics Christmas Sets have arrived and they are everything your Christmas beauty dreams are made of. Check out the cuteness below. I can’t imagine any girl who wouldn’t be happy to have these under the tree. They are so stickin’ cute! If you’re looking for a surefire way to win Secret Santa this year, this is it. They range from $34 to $59 (totally do-able!).
Loving this cute new Sugar Rush collection from Teeze Cosmetics below. The colours are perfect for fall and winter and there’s a ton of shades to choose from. These eye shadow pods are my fav. I also like how skinny the brush of the eyeliner is. If you have issues applying liquid eyeliner, this is a good option.
La Vie En Rose recently sent over these two new bras below. I’ve been a longtime wearer of La Vie En Rose bras because I find them comfier than other brands. The black one is the new Intense Plunge Push Up Bra. It’s a gel push-up designed for extra lift and cleavage. The nude one is the new Sleekback Lightly Lined Bra. The wider straps and sleek material make this a great option for tighter tops so you don’t get any weird lines or bulges.
If you’re a fan of natural eye palettes, brace yourself for what’s next. This new Smashbox Matte Exposure Palette is EVERYTHING. I never wear eyeshadow during the day. Basically, only if I’m going out at night or doing a photoshoot. But, this palette has changed that. It’s so easy to create beautiful, barely there looks. I love the easy to use double-sided brush and the matte shades blend so nicely to create daytime looks that look really natural. This palette has definitely changed my opinion of daytime eyeshadow.
Loving this new Mascara lineup from Smashbox as well. The Photo Finish Lash Primer is a must. I always find my lashes look longer and my mascara holds up better when I use a primer. These X-Rated mascaras are great if you like a lighter bristle (similar to Diorshow). They create a feathered lash look. I really liked using all 3 together.
So many new Avon products recently, I don’t even know where to begin! Check out this lineup below. So many great skincare options and fragrances. Do you have any Avon products that you swear by? Mine is their Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. I’ve been using it for years. I’ve tried other makeup removers and none compare to this one. It’s so gentle and non-irritating but completely removes any eye product so easily. It’s nice and creamy too so it doesn’t dry out your eyes. All the women in my family use it and we all swear by it. Plus, it’s only $6.00 so I buy it by the boatload haha.
Any day that David’s Tea lands on your doorstep is a good day. The below gift set is just one of the many great gift sets that David’s Tea offers. And who wouldn’t want David’s Tea as a gift? Have you tried Buddha’s Blend? It’s one of my go-to’s. I also love the nordic mug in the weave pattern. So many cozy vibes. You can check out more gift sets HERE.
If you saw my post about a month or two ago, you know that I’ve been testing out the new Philips SatinShave Prestige Wet & Dry Electric Shaver. I was a little skeptical at first, because I’ve never used an electric shaver before. But, it’s so stinkin’ cute I was willing to give it a spin.
I have to admit, I absolutely love it! Here are my top reasons why:
CONVENIENT TO USE:
I like the fact that I can take it anywhere with me and I don’t need water or shaving cream to use it. When I use it on my dry skin it leaves no irritation. This gives me the freedom to do my shaving wherever/whenever I want. Have you ever had that embarrassing moment when you shave in your shower or using the light in your bathroom and the second you get outside in the natural light you notice all of the spots you missed shaving? I hate that! I like that I can now shave right next to a window near natural light to ensure I’m not missing any spots. Also, maneuvering around your ankle or knee is a breeze. I always get nervous with a real razor when I’m shaving around those delicate areas. I’ve nicked myself so many times. I like that this electric shaver is designed to not cut or irritate your skin. Major bonus! The shaver features soft-touch comfort cusions, rounded pearl tip trimmers and safety bars to protect the skin from irritation. The slim “S” shape design handle also allows for maximum control and precise movements.
I love that the shaver is so pretty it can be displayed on my vanity at all times and it looks so cute. I also love the little pink details. The shaver comes with a waterproof bag, bikini trimmer head, comb, efficiency cap, travel cap, charger and a holder.
If you haven’t noticed, razors are REALLY expensive! I like the idea that I can use this shaver over and over again without having to spend a fortune on disposables and razor replacements. For a one time payment of under $100 ($89.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart), I’ll have this shaver for a very very long time.
OVERALL: Overall I would recommend this shaver to anyone annoyed with how expensive razors are or anyone who hates razor burn. I’ve tested it out for a few months now and I’ve read so many positive reviews online. I’m definitely not the only one who’s in love with this product.
Are the results as smooth as a regular razor? Not exactly. I’d say it’s about 98%. That ultra smooth feeling you get with a razor stems from the fact that they basically take off a layer of skin and that’s where that super smooth feeling comes from. It can be very drying and irritating for your skin. But, if you use the electric shaver and come at the hair from a variety of angles you’ll get a really close shave. I also like using some hair conditioner in replace of shaving cream because it allows for a closer shave and I find it more moisturizing. My favourite part of this electric shaver is definitely being able to shave on my way out the door on dry skin when I’m in a rush. No more razor burn and no more missed spots!
Special thanks to Philips for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This week’s Pink Mail Bag is a mixed bag of goodies. I get so excited when new items land on my doorstep and there’s some products that I can’t wait to share with you all. Below are a few of my favourites that have arrived lately.
Keep reading to see which new items are on my radar right now.
How cute are these little bralettes from La Vie en Rose below? I love the contrast of the bold colours and the dainty lace. They are super comfy! I love wearing them around the house when I’m relaxing at home. Plus, they are look really sexy on and can double as lingerie. The hot pink one below with the little bow is obviously my favourite. See more bralette options HERE.
J.Crew dropped off this really cute delivery below. It included a J.Crew cooler, Strawberry & Lime cider drinks, personalized drink cozies and their fall catalogue. I’m obsessed with J.Crew’s fall collection because it includes SO MUCH PINK!
I instantly fell in love with the below Cheekathon collection from Benefit Cosmetics. It’s a mix of beautiful blushes and bronzers. You can mix and match to create the cutest cheek combinations. I always use the Hoola bronzer and the Dandelion blush on a daily and I sometimes I like to mix it up by blending them with some of these other shades to create different effects. The Rockateur makes a great highlighter and the Coralista mixes really well with the bronzers.
Mark. brand always comes out with the cutest packages and I love this Maui Bliss collection below. The bronzer is amazing and I love this eye palette.
I didn’t know about NEST fragrances until they landed on my doorstop and now I’m obsessed. This Nest Citrine scent below smells so lemony fresh. I love to spray it on the moment I get out of the shower because it keeps that fresh “out of the shower” scent all day. I also love using it as a house spray (even though it’s not) because it just smells so fresh and so clean, clean. The Roller Ball is great to throw in your purse or gym bag as well.
This Benefit eye brow kit has changed everything I ever thought I knew about my eyebrows. Whatever your eyebrow issue is (and we all have them) Benefit has a product that can fix it.
Want to prime and tame? Start with the BROWVO Conditioning Primer & end with the Ready, Set, Brow! Clear Brow Gel
The Primer hydrates brows before you apply your brow products and makes the products last longer. The Gel sets brows after you’re done applying your brow products and keeps them tame all day long.
Need to Add Volume? Try Gimme Brow
I love Gimme Brow because my eyebrows are sparse and patchy in spots. This product works best if you brush brows in the opposite direction against the way your eyebrow hair naturally grows and then brush them back to normal. They will appear more volumous and full.
The Goof Proof Pencil is great for filling in larger gaps and the Precisely, My Brow Pencil is so small that if you doing it in tiny whispy strokes it looks like real hair.
Want to shade & fill in? I love the Brow Zings kit for this.
The powder is amazing for shading and the gel holds brows in place while defining at the same time.
Could You Use A Little Bit of All of the Above? I’d go with ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel
This little baby is one of my favs. I’ve used it every single day without fail since I got my hands on it. It shapes, defines, fills in and adds colour all at the same time. I love it.
Want an instant eye lift? End with High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter.
I swear by this product. The ballet slipper colour is subtle and adds the perfect amount of highlighter when applied on the brow bone just below the brow without adding shimmer. It looks so natural when blended in with your finger that your eyes appear wider and more awake.
Stay tuned for more Pink Mail Bag features coming soon!
The past month has been all about lipstick! It seems like every day there’s a new lip collection landing on my doorstep. Maybe it’s the influence of the Kylie Jenner lip kits or maybe its influence from the Fall 2016 runway shows, but lipstick is definitely having the biggest moment in makeup right now. It’s not just any lipstick we’re talking about, it’s bold, bright and anything but basic. Anything goes, from bright purple to black. I plan to finally break out my pink lipstick rut and be a little adventurous with my lip colours this fall.
Let’s start with this incredible lineup of new NYX lip products below. I can’t get over the range of colours. I seriously thought these must be eye products when I first opened them, because some of the colours are so extreme. But, sure enough they are for your lips. There’s seriously a colour for everyone. NYX Liquid Suede & Cosmic Metals go on like a gloss, but the outcome feels and looks like lipstick. The colour is very saturated and lasts a long time. Liquid Suede in Pink Lust is my favourite!
I love beauty products that work double or triple duty. The new BITE The Multistick does just that and can be applied to lips, cheeks and eyes. I love the idea of throwing just one of these into my purse instead of having to tote around 3 different products. They come in 18 different shades and create a great monochromatic makeup look. The Multistick apples like a cream and wears like a powder. There’s 35% powder in each bullet and they are also silicon-free.
Which colour do you like best?
Dior lipsticks are always my fall staple. I love the rich colours in these Rouge Dior Lipsticks below. The colours range from iconic reds to vibrant corals, alluring pinks, romantic rosewoods and bold mattes. The lipsticks have a satin-to-matte highly pigmented finish. They are designed for 16 hours of longwear lip colour without streaking or drying out lips.
I love the fun vibe of these new Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks by Katy Perry for Covergirl. The packaging makes me happy and the colours are just as cute. My favourite shade is “Pink Paws”. I’ve had it on repeat this summer. It’s such a perfect shade of pink.
KATY KAT SWATCHES
BITE Beauty is a Toronto based brand that really knows a thing or two about lip products. These lip goodies from BITE below are everything you need to keep your lips in great condition all year round. Especially now that the colder weather is just around the corner, it won’t be long now until we’re all battling chapped lips. BITE refers to these as the 6 essentials. They include the Opal Lip Gloss, Amuse Bouche lipstick, line and define primer, matte creme lip crayon, high-pigment pencil and an agave lip mask.
I’m most excited about the agave lip mask to keep lips hydrated during the winter months. If I don’t do a lip treatment I find my lips get really chapped and my lipstick goes on in clumps. The lip mask has a bit of an exfoliant to help remove any dead skin cells and keep lips smooth.
Here are some of the colours that the BITE Amuse Bouche lipstick comes in. There’s 34 shades to choose from and the lipsticks feature natural ingredients with 12 nourishing oils. The colours are bold and rich. I’m definitely partial to the Cotton Candy shade.
Smashbox lip products are my go-to whenever I visit Sephora. When the below collection landed on my doorstep I went a little crazy. These pretties are the new Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks. They go on like a dream and the colours are perfect for fall. The formula is long-wear (up to 8 hours), water-resistant and infused with a lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex. There’s 20 shades to choose from including “BAWSE”, the fiery red shade that was made in collaboration with social media star Lilly Singh.
Eos is launching a new shimmer collection of their popular circular lipchaps and they sent along this glittery package below. I love the design of the glosses below and now they add a little shine to your lips. Great to use over lipstick to keep lips moisturized. Also, wouldn’t these make a cute stocking stuffer?
Which lip products are you most excited to try this fall? Will you be a little daring with your lip shade choices and try out some of these crazy new shades? Let me know which one’s you’re loving the most!