Posts Tagged ‘natural.’

  1. April 8, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Swooning Over MAC’s Spring Essentials, Hitting Stores Todays!

    Today MAC is launching a new limited edition collection: Quite Cute. Just look at these adorable products and you’ll understand the name. I am literally all smiles with these fun products. The Mineralize Blush ($27.50) in Giggly is beyond cute. I am a huge fan of MAC‘s mineralize powders because they look like second skin and feel comfortable on my face. This duo blush also comes in two other, equally adorable shades perfect for enhancing your cheekbones with summer-friendly shimmer.

    And with Easter weekend coming up and spring’s pastel beauty trends, who could resist the Cutie Eyeshadow Quad ($43)? These pastel hues are on trend for the upcoming season and they’re perfect for the ultimate girly girl…and there’s a little girly girl in all of us sometimes, right?

    As you can see by the campaign shot, Quite Cute is chock full of Barbie-pink shades and girlicious cosmetic choices. Hurry and snag yours today because these limited edition collections (especially one as cute as this) never last long enough.

    Also launching today in the permanent collection is Bronze Everyday. My favourite gal at MAC send me this amazing Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder ($32.50) in Sun Power and I can’t get enough of it. It’s actually very dark so to make sure it blends in with my fairer skin tone, I lightly dust a thin layer on the hollows of my cheeks with a bronzer brush. It not only refreshed my whole look but gives my cheeks more depth and sculpts my face. You definitely don’t want to overdo this kind of bronzer but when used correctly, it’s a life-saver.

    The collection also has various other face and body bronzers and sprays. Head to a fabulous MAC counter near you and ask a beauty expert to help you pick out the perfect products and the right shades for you. Summer, here we come!

  2. March 8, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Natural Beauty from COVERGIRL NatureLuxe

    I’ve been blown away by vibrant and colourful makeup for spring this past month or so, as you may have noticed by my flashy orange lips last week. But as much am I love the bold trends for spring 2011, we can’t forget that pales, nudes and natural hues are also on trend. (Side note: in my personal opinion, natural makeup never goes out of style.)

    COVERGIRL has just released a line of cosmetics that replaces conventional synthetic ingredients with hand-picked natural ones instead. My favourite item is the Liquid Silk Foundation ($15.99). Available in 14 different shades, this lightweight foundation also has SPF 10. Do I need to lecture you again on the importance of wearing sunscreen EVERY DAY?

    I have been wearing it all day for the last couple of weeks and I find it to be ultra-covering yet invisible. It doesn’t have that cakey look that some foundations can give. It really gives your face a natural look.

    The collection also includes Gloss Balm With SPF 15 ($11.99). Available in 16 light, natural and understated shades, this product acts as both a lip enhancer and a balm. It’s so creamy and soft and keeps my lips ultra-hydrated all day long. It provides a sheer look that is just so sexy for summer. I’ve been wearing number 240 (pictured below) and I totally love it.

    Bonus: The face of this collection is Taylor Swift. And we loves Swifty!

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  3. January 28, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Step Up Your Skin Care Routine with Yves Rocher

    If you’re a frequent reader of this website, you’ll know that Yves Rocher is one of my favourite brands because their products contain natural botanical ingredients to care for the skin in every way. There’s a reason why they’re the number one skin care brand in France. Plus, the anti-aging ingredients they throw in from time to time are always great.

    Yves Rocher is launching an all-new line of skin care treatments, 3 Detoxifying Teas, in February, which is actually only a few days away. I am huge skin care advocate and if anyone asks me for beauty advice, it almost always begins with a good skin care regimen. Makeup cannot perform miracles so care for your skin properly everyday.

    Above, you’ll see the Micellar Cleansing Water ($19), the first step in your skin care routine. Made for the face, eyes and lips, this product will remove all traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. With Green Tea, White Tea and Madagascar Tea extracts, it also revitalizes the skin and gives it a visibly younger look. I like the fresh sensation it leaves on my skin and I love how it removes my makeup (eyeshadow, bronzer and all) in a snap. This product is also available in a milk formula if you need extra hydration.

    Perfecting Toning Lotion ($18) has become my best-kept secret…until today, of course! Also made with tea extracts and chamomile water, this cleanser has a little something extra. It actually helps revive the skin and get rid of those nasty signs of fatigue. It’s also made with peppermint, which is an ingredient that stimulates the skin to help it recover from signs of fatigue quick. You’ll totally love!

    Once your face is clean, you have to exfoliate. I can’t stress it enough, no matter how annoying or repetitive I sound! That’s where the Exfoliating Foam Cleanser ($18) comes into play. In general, Yves Rocher products are known for being extremely gentle on the skin yet effective and this little gem is no exception. I beg you, exfoliate at least before bed (though morning and night is better). It’s the best way to achieve smooth, hydrated, younger and healthier-looking skin.

    And finally, for the gal who is often on-the-go, the Express Cleansing Wipes ($17) were made just for you. They’re easy to bring along anywhere you go (they’re coming to Jamaica with me next week!) and they provide the same amazing results as the bottled cleansers.

    These new skin care products will be hitting Yves Rocher stores next week. If you make a purchase online, remember to click on the Yves Rocher photo on the right-hand side of this page to get your free gift at checkout. Happy weekend everyone!

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  4. May 28, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Burt’s Bees new lip balm with acai berry

    Keeping your lips hydrated in winter is super important and we hear about it all season long, but when summer rolls around, we tend to abandon the lip moisture routine. True, in summer our lips are much less dry but they still need to be moisturized.

    I’ve been a fan of Burt’s Bees natural lip balms for a few years now but the newest addition to the line is a lip balm with Acai Berry, which is rich in antioxidants. This hydrating and revitalizing lip balm is light and non-greasy. It’s also made with castor seed oil which is rich in fatty acids so it attracts and preserves moisture in the skin. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing.

    I put it on every night before bed to keep my lips hydrated over night and I always apply it before lipstick to keep my lips moist and healthy-looking. The first signs of aging appear on the lips and hands so it’s important to keep them hydrated with free radical fighting antioxidants and vitamins, all of which can be found in this balm.

    The Acai Berry lip balm retails for $4.49 at select pharmacies. (Check out for more purchasing info.) You can also opt for the new Mango Butter lip balm, which smells fabulous, too.

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