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I found two perfect berry lipsticks for fall that don’t make me look OLD haha. Berry shades are getting harder and harder for me to wear. They can be quite aging believe it or not. And the last thing I want to do is make my lips look smaller, which is really easy to do lately. #thanksmenopause

Burberry Lip Velvet No.425 Damson ($38)

 

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Burberry Lip Velvet No.425 Damson

Burberry Lip Velvets rank right up there in my fave matte lipstick list. They are so comfy! They go on creamy, and dry to a soft-matte finish on the lips that’s not drying at all. The formula is pretty close to perfect in my eyes. Every shade I have(I think this is my third) is awesome and pigmented, lasts forever, and fades beautifully. Expensive, yes. But oh so worth it!

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Burberry Lip Velvet No.425 Damson

Burberry Lip Velvet No.425 Damson is a perfect plummy berry that’s easily my favourite fall lipstick this year!

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Girl Gang ($28)

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Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Girl Gang

I got Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Girl Gang after I saw it on my friend Dani on Instagram. She looked amazing and so gorgeous! And so, I wanted to join the Girl Gang too!

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Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Girl Gang

I think it looks better on Dani than on me(plus I mean her lips are EPIC), but I still LOVE it. It’s darker than Burberry Damson, but not too dark so that it ages me. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a great formula-not too drying compared to other liquid lipsticks. But to say they aren’t drying at all is a stretch. Let’s get real-most matte liquid lipsticks are. I find if I prep my lips with a good lip balm before application, I’m good to go for hours.

Smashbox Always On Mattes last forever and you need a good makeup remover to take them off. This shade Girl Gang is a bit fussier to apply compared to Babe Alert, which is a lighter one that I have. It takes a bit of time to get opaque coverage, but it’s so worth it as you can see. And to be honest, when it’s not completely opaque, it still looks kind of cool-a kind of effortless ombre lip. I like it a lot!

What’s your favourite Fall lipstick shade? 

It’s no secret I love me some skincare! And when I find skincare at the drugstore that I like? That’s even BETTER!

New Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Collection

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Collection contains a Blackberry Complex that combines blackberry leaf extract and dill to help improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging like sagging. Who knew blackberry and dill could help us mature ladies out? Blackberry Extract helps protect elastin, while the dill helps encourage new elastin. Elastin is what helps hold everything in place and as we age, that’s kind of important. The more sagging, the more wrinkles, the more lines, the more….you get it I think. Elastin is our friend and we need it.

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Moisturizing Cleanser is a nice, gentle gel cleanser that doesn’t strip skin of moisture at all. It’s smells good too-a gentle berry scent that isn’t overpowering at all. Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Intensive Renewal Serum strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps keep moisture in. It’s nice and light and sinks in quickly. I especially LOVE the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF30. It’s a great daily moisturizer that smooths and moisturizes, plus protects with SPF 30. My favourite product in the line is the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream. It really does help with any puffiness and makes my under eye area look smoother and brighter by keeping it well hydrated. And the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream is my fave night cream at the moment. After just a couple of days of using it, my face is less red and irritated. It’s very moisturizing and you’ll notice that your face looks smoother and brighter in one week. ONE. WEEK.

That’s the promise Aveeno makes when you try the  Absolutely Ageless line, and I have to say it’s true. I saw a difference for sure! And so will you.

And thanks to Aveeno, one of you will get to try the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless line and see the difference it can make in one week as well! You have to be a Canadian to enter though-please remember that. The contest will run for one week. Just enter using the easy rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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Did you all know that Live Clean makes some amazing SKINCARE too? Well, they do! And I’m here to tell you a bit about them!

Live Clean Fresh Face stays true to the company’s philosophy-simple, plant-based, eco-friendly skincare products that do their job. Live Clean Fresh Face products are gentle and soothing, hypo-allergenic, dermatologist tested and safe for the most sensitive of skins, like mine!

The star ingredient in Live Clean Fresh Face is Botanical Orchid-C-Complex. Not only do you get Vitamin C in their products, but you get MORE GOODNESS with the addition of Orchid extract. Orchid extract seals in moisture like nobody’s business. The products in the line are also infused with all organic botanicals like Lavender, Cucumber, Chamomile, Milk Thistle, Mallow, Aloe, and Buckthorn. And may I remind you all, that the Live Clean Fresh Face Line is found in DRUGSTORES? Yup. AFFORDABLE. NATURAL. ORGANIC. Dudes seriously…it doesn’t get any better than this if natural is what you are looking for in your products.

Live Clean Fresh Face Hero Products are the products that consumers and the team that created them love! It’s all about teamwork with Live Clean!

Live Clean Fresh Face Hero Products

Live Clean Fresh Face Hero Products

Live Clean Fresh Face Foaming Daily Cleanser $14.99

This is an amazing foaming cleanser that cleanses pores and removes impurities. It’s a true foamy cleanser, but it doesn’t strip your face of every last bit of moisture I promise. And that’s because of that Orchid Extract I told you about. Orchid Extract actually seals in moisture and replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier. This is an awesome, foamy cleanser that I love to use as a second cleanse after using an oil-cleanser.

 

Live Clean Fresh Face Soothing Daily Moisturizer $19.99

Man, this is STILL one of my fave face moisturizers, especially as the weather start to get colder up here. In fact, it made my Best Of Skincare 2015 List-it’s THAT GOOD. It soaks right in, and really hydrates leaving skin smooth and just feeling good all day long. It’s simple and EFFECTIVE. And it smells really good too. What more do you need?

 

Live Clean Fresh Face Refreshing Facial Wipes $9.99

These are so nice! Why? Well, to be honest it’s hard to find facial wipes that are alcohol free and these are! They’re also oil-free too which means you get just what you came for-a gentle, quick cleanse of the skin. By no means are these meant to replace ANY kind of cleansing and to be your only means of removing makeup and stuff. Nope. They’re made to be a first step. Or to use when you are out and about and need a face refresh. I keep a pack in my gym bag for post-Zumba cleansing. I also keep a pack in the car for post ANYTHING cleansing-hiking, a hot day, a hot flash-these wipes help my face feel refreshed and better. LOVE them.

So, hey! You know how much I love Live Clean, and they love me back too! So, I have another giveaway for you all! And not only did the nice people at Live Clean include the three Hero products I just talked about in the giveaway, but they’ve also included a travel pack of their skincare that’s pictured below since I don’t actually have that item to take a picture of.

 

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But know this-I have purchased this travel skincare pack at Walmart and it’s AWESOME!

If you’d like to win this Live Clean Hero Product giveaway, meaning the three Hero Products I talked about PLUS this travel pack-then just enter using the Rafflecopter Widget below! The giveaway will run for one week, and is open only to CANADIANS. Did you read that? Cause, yeah, for some reason the last few giveaways I’ve ran, a few Americans have tried to enter and DUDES… Dudes.I check ALL of the entries before I pick a winner. Don’t waste my time, or your time, deal? OK.

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Here I am. AGAIN. Wondering WHY I bother to do what I do. It happens every week lately tbh. But tonight I’ve had 3 glasses of wine for the first time in THREE WEEKS because I can’t drink wine all that often these days. I don’t sleep if I do. #fuckyoumenopause

But tonight? I had a horrible Healthy Choice Frozen Dinner that was just chicken and vegetables -no carbs man- and I just had enough. So, I opened up the good ol’box’o’wine from Costco sitting on the floor. And that was a feat and half because the mother-effer who’s job is to stick the spout on the bag of wine inside the box, fucked up big time. I almost couldn’t find it… but it was there in the end, on the WRONG SIDE OF THE BAG OF WINE. #WTH #stopscrewingwithmyWINE #MoreProofThatNobodyDoesTheirJobWellLatley

ANYWAYS. Let’s get to it. Three glasses in and I am here. Pissed off AGAIN. Why?

TIRED. Tired of big-ass-bloggers blogging about makeup products and NOT SWATCHING THEM. What the FUCK is that all about? I came to your site to read about and SEE the new Armani Lipsticks-fucking every shade you got I see in that awesome shot of them all sitting in front of your computer or whatever. But you’re too fucking lazy to show me the shades. SWATCHES. Remember those things? Why do you even bother writing the post? Oh, I know…to make sure you KEEP GETTING MAKEUP FROM ARMANI.

TIRED. Tired of people just spouting off #PRBullshit that was created by some copywriter who most days can’t even spell Cereal. Thanks for just telling me and everyone else who bothers to read your blog exactly what I can read on the side of the fucking box that product was packed in. You are a true gem and so talented. Remember when blogging was about our VOICES? And what we, the bloggers THOUGHT about the products? Yeah, but that might not go over well with the PR who sent you that stuff. Which brings me to my next TIRED point.

TIRED. Tired of PR asking for a review of something. And then when I do that review for you, but I happen to voice my concerns about ingredients…valid concerns and valid points…hey…I know my skincare by now. I’m almost 50. I know ingredients. I know which work, and which are there for FLUFF and STUFF. And when I write my honest review which you apparently USED to ADMIRE about me? But oh…because this time it’s got a little scratchy point you don’t like…you don’t even ACKNOWLEDGE IT. #YouCanAlsoTakeMeOffYourListNowToo #IamNoBrandsLieMachine #AndItsAshameAsIHadanotherBlogPostReadyToGo #YourLoss #ButProbablyNot

TIRED. Tired of competing. I didn’t start this blog to compete with anyone for the free stuff. But it does piss me off when someone who GETS all the FREE stuff doesn’t try as hard as I know I would to review the stuff they get for just showing pretty pics on Instagram. And oh, most of their followers aren’t real. When you apparently have that many followers on IG, you’d think you’d get a pretty sizeable chunk of them liking your photos of all that pretty and free makeup you get, but you don’t. #notfoolinganyonebutPR #ButIguessThatsthePoint #SoBRAVOtoYou

There’s no solution to my TIRED. I’m not looking for one anymore. I’m just ranting like I always do. Putting my concerns out there to get a feel for what’s going on in the blogging world. And I know the way I feel is in the minority these days, but I don’t care and I’ll keep saying it: Blogging ain’t what it used to be. I keep saying and telling you all this every so often, because someday, maybe even soon, there won’t even be ME to warn you, that is-the those of you who actually care and read blogs.

I need some McD’s Chicken Nuggets now…

The weirdest, yet coolest skincare product I’ve tried in a long time

YOU GUYS. I found something that’s SO GOOD. Yet SO….different. But WORKS like nothing else I’ve tried before!

Splash Masks! Have you heard of them?

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Blithe Patting Water Mask

Splash Masks are a Korean Skincare invention, of course. Seriously, I’m all OVER the Korean skincare game because they know what they’re doing! Fifteen seconds with a splash mask is equivalent to a 20 minute sheet mask. And that’s with no waiting around, no scaring your hubby because you look like Jason, and my fave benefit-NO AWKWARD MASK SELFIE. #WhyDoPeopleDoThem #WTF #freaksMeOut

Blithe Patting Water Mask is a watery…toner? No, it’s more viscous than that…maybe like an essence…yeah…that’s it. But it’s concentrated and chock-full of good for your skin ingredients like all kinds of antioxidants, glycerin, and my fave chemical exfoliator-lactic acid. My aging, sensitive skin LOVES lactic acid…it’s the only chemical exfoliator I can use without any ill-effects.

There are two ways you can use a splash mask. One way is to dump a capful of it into a bowl filled with warm water and splash your face with that for about 15 seconds. Eh. I guess you could use your sink? And I don’t know about you but I don’t clean my bathroom skink every day! RIGHT? If you do, then WOW, you are like my hero. But my point is that I’d want a clean sink that’s for sure, not one that I just brushed my teeth and spit into! My fave way, which is a tip from the Glow Recipe girls(where in fact is where I ordered my Blithe Patting Water Mask from) is to use it in the shower.  I spread, or PAT a little less than a capful onto my face at the beginning of my shower( I like the idea of putting it on my dry face? But I have put it on my wet face and it still works). I keep patting it on for about 15 secondss-once I feel it tingle-and believe me it doesn’t take long to feel that tingle! Like I said, this is a pretty concentrated mask! Once the tingle happens, I start rinsing my face off under the shower. That’s IT. EASY. NO MESS. NO WAIT.

And when you get out of the shower? SMOOOOOooooove skin is the result. And soft skin too! And no irritation to my sensitive skin either. My face has NEVER felt so moisturized after a shower you guys! Usually it’s tight and dry feeling, but not after using my Blithe Patting Water Mask. NOPE.

Now there are three kinds of Blithe Patting Water Masks, so CHOOSE WISELY. I have the purple one as you can see, which is the Rejuvenating one, which is more suitable for aging skin like mine. It’s fruity smelling, almost grapey if I really want to pin down the scent. It’s not too much either, and I don’t think it’s cloying or anything. Sephora USA is selling Blithe right now which is like WOW-LUCKY YOU GUYS I HATE YOU ALL HAHAHA. But they have only two of them: the one that’s for skin prone to acne, which I got Marky to order and try, and another one that’s full of citrus oils which for me is a no-no, but hey if you can handle them, then you go girl.

I swear you guys-two weeks of using my Blithe Patting Water Mask and my skin is GLOWING and so SMOOOVE. I am hooked. Big TIME.

Have you tried a splash mask yet? Have you tried any innovative Korean Skincare yet? What’s the coolest Korean Skincare product you’ve tried?