WHEN I MET KATY PERRY

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Dynamite leather bustier, Forever 21 kids dress, Zara leather shorts, from Hong Kong pink wedges
 
This is what I wore to see Katy Perry’s The Prismatic World Tour on Saturday night in Toronto. Did I mention I took a photo and shook Katy Perry’s hand? :) I was a little starstruck. Thank you Beauty United for making this possible for all the little girls in us who don’t want to grow up.

CELEBRITIES THAT NAILED THEIR FESTIVAL LOOK & SO CAN YOU!

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Mood [Chill]
Currently Playing [Suzie McNeil ft. Dave Faber - Love Can't Save Us Now]

With the festival season full in swing, we have been able to obsess over the works of art that have wandered the green grasses of our festival and shed a light on how your nails can take centre stage.
 

Go Pastel
With the likes of Katy Perry rocking the pastel colours, you definitely can’t go wrong, especially if you have gone out of your way to design a cute pattern to go with it. The singer drew attention to the subtle yin and yang motif painted delicately in a soft pink, baby blue and white.
 
Be Cultured

Not one to arrive quietly is the wild child at heart, Vanessa Hudgens, boasting loud and proud nails with beautifully bright Hindu patterns and gods, painted in retro designs. The cultured look is always a favourite with a range of options to delve into. Aztec art is fun and creative and an easy way to make your nails interesting.
 
Ba-Bling It

If glitter, sparkles and gems do it for you then you will be following in the steps of actress Sarah Hyland. Her most recent festival nails were crammed full with shiny goodies from glitter, rhinestones and sequins… all of which is perfectly acceptable festival gear.
 
Be Free

Follow the hippy-vibe and enjoy the freedom of painting your nails to whatever mood and emotion you may find yourself in. At peace from within mind, body and soul, there are plenty of free spiriting designs to lift your festival energy. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio decorated her nails with a cool palm tree and peace print.

 
If florals, hearts and stripes or rainbow squiggles are your weakness, with the help of Canadian beauty blogger’s, Superdry have crafted a fantastic festival nail style guide to inspire you with nail varnishes that you have at home.


 

We’d love to know your favourite festival nail ideas.

DRIVING SLOW ON SUNDAY MORNING

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Mood [Full]
Currently Playing [Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning]







Zara double layer dress, Hollister flannel shirt, Target sandals, Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag
 

For any football fans, today was an important day. I spent the day lounging around in my Sunday attire to watch the FIFA World Cup Finals with the boy. Congrats to Germany for being the first European team to win the championship on South American soil. (Yay Özil!) Though no doubt, the Germans were a solid-machine of a team, I must admit that I was hoping the trophy would have been won by a South American team instead. Oh well…

FUSE GELNAMEL DIY ONE STEP AT HOME LED GEL NAIL POLISH SYSTEM REVIEW

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Mood [Hungry]
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Fuse Gelnamel has been developed for our customers who did not want the multiple steps & 2 week wear of a full gel polish, but still wanted no dry time. Fuse is a completely new type of product. Neither a full gel, or a standard polish – it’s a combination that applies in 1 coat (you can do 2 if you prefer), cures in 30 seconds and lasts for up to 7 days. It is also super portable – the one finger lamp works from the mains or from your laptop with the USB lead provided!

Kit Contains:
Fuse LED lamp
Fuse Gelnamel (10.65ml)
Cleanser
12 lint-free wipe
Double sided nail buffer
 

INGREDIENTS
Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, PEG-9 Dimethacrylate, HEMA, Ethyl Trimethylbenzoyl Phenylphosphinate, Trimethylolpropane Trimethacrylate, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone, Polyethylene Terephthalate*, Acrylates Copolymer**, Ethylene/VA Copolymer***, Polybutylene Terephthalate****, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin*****, Polyurethane-33******, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate*******, Silica********, May Contain (+/-): Violet 2 (CI 60725), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Red 34 (CI 15880), Red 7 (CI 15850), Carbon Black (CI 77266), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 27 (CI 45410), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). *present only in Gone Fission & Lightning Jolt shades, **present only in Gone Fission shade, ***present only in Gone Fission shade, ****present only in Gone Fission shade, *****present only in Gone Fission & Lightning Jolt shades, ******present only in Lightning Jolt shade, *******present only in Intens-so-fly shade, ********present only in Gone Fission & Lightning Jolt shades
 
FOR BEST RESULT
It is essential for Fuse to work properly that the process is followed from start to finish on one nail at a time
• Buff entire nail
• Wipe with cleanser
• Apply a thin coat of polish
• Cure for 30 seconds (lamp has an automatic timer)
• Wipe with cleanser – & you’re done
Only after 1 nail is complete should you move onto the next one.
If you prefer 2 coats for a more opaque colour, or for layering a glitter polish over a solid shade, this should be done after the first cure & before the wipe.
Note re colours: As Fuse is curable in light, it cannot be put into clear bottles. This means they have to be painted so the colour on the inside may not be identical to the outside. Solid colours are very good match, but it is a little more difficult with the glitters as they are clear polish with glitter particles in. Please see hand shots for best representation.
 
WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
The kit outlines a super easy method of applying gel polish at home with no need for a base or top coat. Not to mention the entire kit only retails for around $25 CAD and look at how cute the little LED lamp is! This lamp is going to make it a lot easier for traveling and for vacations where you need a chip free manicure. The LED light can also be used for toes as well because the top of the lamp is removable, which allows you to switch it around to use for a pedicure. The steps to follow are not that difficult but you must make sure you complete one nail at a time.
 

Another thing that I also enjoy about this product is that it dries so quickly. After curing the nail for 30 seconds inside the LED light, the nail is completely dry. No wait time is required. This is amazing for anyone who is tight on time but still wants nice nails. The large lid of the polish will take some time getting used to because it may be difficult to handle.
 

Let’s look at the polish itself. Overall, I’m pretty please with my manicure. But I noticed that after around 4 days of wear, you do start to notice a little chipping action at the end. However, since the glitter polish is rather clear, it’s not very noticeable. But of course, I can’t guarantee this for the cream colours. Removal was easy, just soak it in 100% acetone using the nail wrap method and it removes fairly easily and quickly.
 
PROS
-Super easy method that anyone can follow
-One coat application (No base/top coat)
-Easy removal process
-Great color selection – total of 12 vibrant colours to choose from
-Small LED lamp, great for travel. You can also plug it into your computer to use because it uses a USB cord

CONS:
-Doesn’t quite last for a full week without chipping

 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (5/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)


Finally, who’s really for a Girls’ Night In? I know I am with all these amazing products from Brill Communications! Thank you for all these goodies!
 

Even the popcorn packaging is the CUTEST!

JERGENS BB BODY PERFECTING SKIN CREAM FOR LIGHT SKIN TONES REVIEW

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream makes skin visibly more beautiful. Developed by the skin experts at Jergens Skincare, BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream features a multi-action formula that will revolutionize the way you think about your moisturizer. Used daily, it provides an all-in-one answer to your body skin concerns for beautiful, flawless-looking skin. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream instantly visibly improves skin and gradually perfects skin over 5 days of use. Specially formulated with self-adjusting tone technology, each application provides a customized solution for your skin tone, giving you long-lasting, beautiful results.
 
BB Body Cream delivers varying benefits depending on your skin tone. It goes on sheer and then adjusts differently to a range of shades. See the chart below for the 5 beautifying benefits of BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream to choose the best BB for your skin.

INGREDIENTS
Water, Cetearyl, Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Tapioca Starch, Ceteareth-20, Steareth-2, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Mineral Oil, Octydodecyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dihydroxyacetone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acrloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Fragrance, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Methylparaben, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Dimethiconol, Propylparaben, Erythrulose, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ethylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hyrdolyzed Elastin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Yellow 5, Orange 4, Red 33, Blue 1.
 

FOR BEST RESULT
For best results, use daily as your body lotion. Massage the sheer formula all over your body, allowing time for it to dry prior to dressing.
 

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
I think this product does exactly what it advertises. I don’t think it’s meant to be a “self-tanner”, at least not for the light skin tone version. My skin is darker than the cream itself, so I think it does the trick of giving my skin a nice glow rather than a tan. If you are looking for a tan, this won’t do the trick.
 

If you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your skin, I say this product does a pretty good job. I can definitely see an improvement on my imperfections. I did start to notice that some discoloration around my legs have started to blue after using this product for 1 month.
 

I do notice that there’s a little bit of transfer and rub off for this lotion. Though it’s very subtle, I do see it on my white towels. Generally, I am also a fan of lighter lotions and this one is thick. I can see myself using it more regularly during the drier winter season, but I would like to stay away from this during the sticky, hot summer. I just don’t like that thick, heavy stick feeling that some lotion leaves behind. It takes some time to rub into skin as well. Still, I like it anyways. I would still recommend it for its ability to improve my overall skin tone. It’s a better alternative to self-tanners.
 
RATING
Product (3/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (4/5) – I would prefer a pump
Packaging (5/5)

L’OREAL PARIS SUBLIME SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS REVIEW

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Women love the sun, but they know that to keep their skin beautiful, they must protect it. This is why L’Oreal Paris decided to rethink sun care. With Sublime Sun, women no longer have to choose between protection and sublimation: now they can have the most beautiful skin under the sun, instantly and lastingly.
 

In order to look forward to the pleasure of sunbathing, L’Oreal had to make sure your skin has the best possible sun protection. Thanks to its exclusive patented UV filter system, the full Sublime Sun product line provides your skin with sun protection you can count on. Sublime Sun also offers 6 unique textures that allow smooth, mess-free application. Its formulas are infused with vitamin E and a blend of grape seed, sea buckthorn and sunflower seed oils to soften and nourish the skin.
 

Did you know that a shot glass (30 ml) of sunscreen provides the ideal amount of sun protection? Just something to keep in mind while the sun is shining so brightly outside!
 

SILKY SHEER SPF 50 FACE LOTION & SILKY SHEER BB SPF 50 FACE LOTION
Sun protection in ultra-light texture designed for face. The bb version comes with tint to even skin tone. Both of these products are oil-free, non-greasy, water resistance and won’t clog pores. It’s lightweight texture and matte finish make it ideal for everyday use.

My Thoughts:
I am a firm believer of sun protection, thus, I wear sunscreen on my face everyday during the summer season. Then I would use a foundation with SPF during the winter. So you can see why I’m so interested in these two products. I first want to say that I love the idea of combining a bb cream with a sun screen. (The bb colour is best suited for people with medium skin tone even though its tested on multiple ethnicities to be appropriate for all skin tones) These two products are also lightweight and create a smooth finish. However, I do notice that my face gets rather oily in an hour after using these two products. So it’s a big no-no for me. Plus, the bottle is not a squeezable tube and thus, hard to control the amount of lotion that comes out since the lotion is watery.

Suggested Retailed Price: $14.99
 

INVISIBLE PROTECT SPF 50 SHEER SPRAY & QUICK DRY SPF 30 SHEER FINISH SPRAY
Sun protection in an easy to apply clear spray. These clear continuous sprays disappear on the skin upon application with no greasy residue and leaves your skin feeling fresh. These formulas are non-sticky, non-greasy, water resistant and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).

My Thoughts:
I love these spays, both of them! What I like most is how easy they are to applied because it’s a spray formula. They aren’t sticky and provides a matte, barely there finish that feels very dry to the touch. It feels even drier than most typical sprays. I wear these two on a daily basis whenever I have skin that may be expired to the sun.

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
 

SILKY SHEER SPF 50 MOUSSE
Sun protection in an ultra-light aerated mousse for fast absorption and a soft touch finish. This product is easy to apply, non-greasy, and water resistant.

My Thoughts:
This is protection like I’ve never seen before. It’s definitely the most revolutionary texture because it comes out in a mousse format. It’s very similar to hair mousse but it goes on the skin. It’s non-sticky and it melts onto the skin. Its fast absorbent and soft to the touch. This is a staple on the beach this summer.

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
 

INVISIBLE PROTECT SPF 30 DRY OIL SPRAY
Sun protection in dry oil texture that gives a radiant finish. This dry oil spray is non-greasy, non-sticky, absorbs quickly, is water resistant and leaves skin with a satin soft finish.

My Thoughts:
Not my personal favorite of the bunch because I’m not a huge fan of oils. However, it does have a great smell and it’s just perfect for giving the skin a gorgeous shine when you’re lounging around the pool.
 

SILKY SHEER SPF 50 LOTION
This lightweight lotion applies easily and is non-greasy, non sticky, water resistant and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), leaving skin feeling moisturized.

My Thoughts:
If you’re more of a traditional type of person, then you can stick with this regular silky sheer SPF 50 lotion. This is a great product for heavy sun protection. If you don’t mind rubbing in your sun tan lotion, then this product is going to be perfect for you.
 

SUBLIME SUN AFTER SUN
After Sun rich repairing lotion for beautifying hydration that repairs dry skin due to sun exposure. It visibly improves skin’s appearance and sublimates day after day. Dermatologist tested.

My Thoughts:
I really like this product. It’s fresh, non-greasy and non-sticky as well. I love using this after I’ve had a day at the beach or just been out in the sun for the day. It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling comfortable and smooth. My skin stays hydrated even after sun exposure and I dare to say, even more luminous than before.
 

No matter what formula you like, L’Oreal will have your skin protected all summer!

LONGING FOR SIMPLER DAYS

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Romwe dress (purchase here), American Apparel oversized clutch, eBay two-strap sandals & sunglasses

What a beautiful summer day! The sky is so blue and so clear that you can even see the moon during the afternoon. This sheer dress from Romwe is just light enough to escape the summer heat. Plus, I just love how it flows so freely in the wind. I’m crushing on this pair of two-band, Birkenstock-look-a-like sandals, mostly because of its comfort and ease to wear. They match anything and everything. I’m pretty confident that these will be my go-to pair of shoes for the rest the summer.