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Efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow.
Not too long ago I was invited to preview Stila’s Spring / Summer 2019 releases at Rosewood Hotel Georgia! My go-to eyeliner has always been Stila’s waterproof eyeliner, so I was extra excited to try the new products. The Little White Lies Collection is available and exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
Lingerie Soufflé Skin Perfecting Foundation $49 CAD: This luxurious, multifunction foundation that delivers a rush of freshness to the skin. It is light and does not feel weighted. Available in 8 shades that range from fair to deep. The colours are fairly true and there is no oxidation seen with wear at the end of the day.
I normally would wear MAC studio fix fluid in shade NC20 (and NC25 in the summer) and Beige 20 in Chanel VITALUMIERE AQUA. Stila’s Lingerie Soufflé Skin Perfecting Foundation shade 2.0 suits me just perfectly!
After Hours Eyeshadow Palette $68 CAD: This warm sultry luxe eyeshadow palette comes with 12 velvety-soft shades in matte, shimmer, and cosmic-glitter finishes. It is free of parabens and phthalates. I love the deep pigments with superior blending and ultra-rich uniform colour that doesn’t streak or creases.
This palette contains 12 eyeshadows
- Toast: Soft peachy nude glitter
- Last Round: Taupe matte
- Sunset Soirée: Burnt orange shimmer
- Pink Bubbly: Baby pink shimmer
- Velvet Rope: Pomegranate glitter
- Cash Out: Vibrant green glitter
- Bellini: Light peach shimmer
- All Nighter: Deep chocolate matte
- Bright Lights: Yellow gold glitter
- Anything Goes: Espresso matte
- Tomorrow’s Tale: Deep reddish-brown matte
- After Party: Smoky quartz glitter
This Look: To create the eyeshadow look above, I used Last Round for a smokey base, Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Dollish and topped with Toast for a soft peachy shimmer touch. For the inner corners of my eyes, I used Bellini. Lined with Stila’s waterproof eyeliner. Using both Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in Synergy for both my cheeks and lips.
This summer, I’ve been loving this softer, warm smokey eyeshadow colour palette compared to my usual matte black and grey combination. It gives the effect of a nice sunkissed tropical vacation look.
A grungey bathroom selfie on my way to see the acupuncturist.
Heaven’s Hue Highlighter $42 CAD: Released earlier in Fall 2018, this highlighter from Stila is still one of my favourites. It is available in 4 shades that are efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow. The gossamer-lighter texture gives a dewy complexion that doesn’t appear washed out but a good reflector!
Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette $59 CAD: This limited edition palette includes 3 white highlighter shades, each with a different undertone – pink, gold and blue. This highlighter has a creamy powder-like texture that melts and blends into your skin for an illuminating and pearlescent skimmer. Again, similar to the Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, the gossamer-light formula has micro-fine glitters that create an ethereal and glistening fairy effect – perfect for layering and highlighting – without that white streak.
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How did Christmas holiday creep up on us so fast?! There is only one weekend left to check off everyone on your Christmas list! If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, DON’T WORRY – if you act quickly you can still get your gifts delivered in time with Amazon Prime. We’ve picked the very best tech gifts and presents for everyone!
We’re recommending only the best gadgets that we’d love to receive ourselves, so you rest assured to get that “OMG I LOVE IT” reaction from your loved ones!
Amazon Echo Dot: Get this smart speaker with Alexa voice control. It is one of the most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. We love streaming songs from Spotify and to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows with Alexa. For more functionality check out the Echo Spot and Echo Plus.
TP Link dimmer smart light switch: As a home owner I can’t say how much I love these smart home light switches. I don’t have to worry about “forgetting turning off the lights” when I go out. You can control the brightness of lights, set schedules, or include with other devices in Kasa lighting scenes to set the perfect ambiance. The Kasa app gives you the ability to monitor and control your smart dimmer from anywhere. No Hub required – choose from single pole no dimmer, single pole with dimmer, or 3-way pole.
Nest Thermostat: All smart home needs a smart thermostat! The Nest Thermostat helps save energy and learns from you and programs itself. I love the Auto-Schedule and Auto-Away function so you don’t heat or cool an empty home. Check your Energy History to see how much energy you use with the Nest app. Similarly, the ecobee Smart Thermostats are designed and created by Canadians for Canadians.
Fitbit Charge 3: Fitbit has extended it’s activity tracker and included some fun rewards and badges and reminders to help you get moving! If you are someone into fitness or just want to better measure calorie burn, understand resting heart rate, this waterproof smart watch boasts up to five days’ battery life. This is a great gift idea for the family so you can all compete and reach your step goals together. Also connect to smartphone GPS for real-time pace and distance during outdoor runs and rides! Also get the Fitbit Ace for kids!
Sudio Sweden Wireless Earbuds: These truly wireless earbud are perfect for someone always on the move. No more getting tangled in wires. Pairs seamlessly over bluetooth and boasts 3.5 hours of play time. Comes with its own portable case that charges. Choose from black or white!
Google Pixelbook: The most luxurious Chromebook ever. This is the best Chromebook with a sublime design, awesome keyboard feel that is powerful and convenient. Get the stylus pen and you’ve got yourself an impressive ultra-light and versatile hybrid between laptop and tablet! This is perfect for Android fans and those looking for the best possible ChromeOS experience!
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The Foreo Luna fofo is a travel friendly silicone facial cleansing brush similar to a Clarisonic. I was lucky enough to get this ultra-hygienic device before the official launch date to test it out. The Foreo Luna fofo retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for exfoliation gentle enough for everyday use while incorporating anti-aging technology into its groundbreaking design. The battery powered device lasts up to 400 uses and uses 8000 pulsations per minute to give you a deep, effective cleanse.
It is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to FOREO LUNA™ app. It is best used with a frothy cleanser.
Offering the most intelligent solution to on-the-go skincare, LUNA fofo analyzes the skin type and moisture level in each zone of the face to create a personalized skin profile that is sent straight to the Foreo app. There are two small metal sensors that you can place on areas of your face. The Foreo App will tell you where to place them and in turn analyze your skin’s health. It will tell you if your skin is dry, normal or oily.
After the “analysis”, it tells me that my skin has a healthy dose of “moisture” and that it is hydrated. The device gives my ego a slight boost and tells me my skin is 35 and not 37 (shudders). I am not entirely sure how this really helps me with my skincare routine. I am also not sure what other features they will be adding to the app or what those two sensors are capable of. And of course, how entirely accurate this “analysis” is at the end of the day.
I think if you already have a Foreo facial cleanser at home, the Luna fofo isn’t something you need to run out and purchase asap. If you are thinking about buying a silicone face cleanser for the first time, then you might as well get the Luna fofo and have some fun with the app. However, I must say, the novelty wears pretty thin!
I do like pause after a minute-vibrate signal that tells you know when to change to a different part of your face. But to be honest, I don’t always follow the notification – especially when I’m rushing to work in the morning!
At the end of the day, I am pleasantly surprised how much I love using the Foreo Luna fofo compared to the Clarisonic I’ve been using for the longest time. I didn’t think how this silicone brush head would clean compared to a regular brush. But the Foreo deep cleans really well without being too abrasive (sometimes even the Clarisonic sensitive skin brush heads are too rough).
- Deep cleansing system with 8000 pulsations per minute
- Silicone brush head is gentle and less abrasive compared to Clarisonic sensitive skin brush heads.
- Small compact size that is travel friendly
- Amazing battery life
- Foreo App that doesn’t particularly add value to my skin care routine
- Battery operated without a recharging option.
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