To say that I was happy to see the Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection pop up on my doorstep was an understatement!

 

 Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection

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I adore, simply ADORE the Canadian brand of skincare and makeup, so YEEHAW this Beauty Blogger was as happy as hearing her favourite Zumba song play while working out haha! And in case you wanted to know, it’s Corazon Acelerao by Los Vaqueros: La Trilogia-it’s an amazing blend of traditional music and latin hip hop, and it’s so much fun to dance to!

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Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection

There’s some skincare in the Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection too, but today let’s focus on colour, because DANG…I love winter…but Spring makeup collections are my absolute FAVOURITE. I just melt like the snow when I see the gorgeous pastel colours, and want everything I see!
“Spring is synonymous with romance, a time for fresh feminine looks that are as easy to create as they are to wear. Lightly brush a wash of petal-coloured shadow in soft yellow Buttercup or peachy Tulip all over the eye to naturally flatter,” says Caryl Baker Visage National Face Expert, Anna Koniaris.

But the Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection has kind of satisfied that Spring Makeup craving because the colours are just so pretty and ethereal, and dudes-I need nothing else. DONE.

Swatchy Time!

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HYDRANGEA Soft sea green-blue with gold, pearlescent finish; WEET PEA Pinky peach, metallic finish; BUTTERCUP Light buttercream, matte finish; BLUSH: ROSE GARDEN Pearlescent cool pink.

Now there are eight eyeshadows($18 each) in the collection, but I have three: HYDRANGEA which is a soft sea green-blue with gold with a pearlescent finish; SWEET PEA, a pinky peach with a metallic finish; BUTTERCUP is a light buttercream shade with a matte finish. Caryl Baker Eyeshadows are amazing if you have aging eyes like me because they’re made with Orchid Flower Extract which is an emollient anti-oxidant that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AND they are Paraben, Gluten free AND Vegan too.  🙂

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Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection

The shadows are beautiful and easy to blend. My fave is definitely Hydrangea-it’s the PERFECT Spring eyeshadow. Sweet Pea could be slightly more pigmented if I’m being picky, but it’s still great. LOVE them all.

There are two blushes in the collection, and I have ROSE GARDEN($22.50), a Pearlescent cool pink which is SO PRETTY on the cheeks. Her blushes are a triple-milled, highly-pigmented fine powder that blends like a DREAM.

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MORNING DEW Lipstick, FREESIA Lip Gloss

MORNING DEW Lipstick($18) is a rosy pink, cream finish that’s perfect! I love Caryl Baker Lipsticks-they’re pigmented, and kind of a good classic formula-not too creamy, not too drying. They are comfy on the lips and last FOREVER. FREESIA Lip Gloss($18)is a bright pink with a semi-matte finish and it’s so good. Nicely pigmented, not drying and not sticky at all.

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MORNING DEW Lipstick,FREESIA Lip Gloss

 

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wearing the Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection

The Limited Edition Caryl Baker Spring 2016 BLOOM Colour Collection is available beginning March 21, 2016 at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas, Ontario and Alberta and at www.carylbakervisage.com.

Magnolia & Willow eyeshadow and Sunrise & Pebble lipstick shades will become part of the core collection.

Fellow Albertans! There’s a Caryl Baker Visage Spa in Sunridge Mall, Calgary!! You must visit, as should I! They have a WHOLE range of spa services including makeup that we need to support! Let’s show them what Alberta LOVE is all about! Tell them I sent ya’ when you check out the Caryl Baker Limited Edition Spring 2016 Bloom Colour Collection!

Do you love Spring Makeup like I do? I’m telling you dudes, this is my makeup WEAKNESS. I know most people LOVE Fall makeup and I should too since it’s my favourite season. But there’s something about spring makeup collections that’s just SO. DANG. PRETTY. 

 

It’s Friday! And it’s the long weekend too! Last days of summer baby! Let’s celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

Vasanti is a Canadian beauty brand founded by three amazing Canadian women that offers a wide range of products that encourage women to enhance their natural beauty by increasing skin radiance and glow. And I’m all about the glow lately! Bring it! You can get Vasanti Cosmetics makeup and skin care products online at vasanticosmetics.com birchbox.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and in select high end Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada. It’s a really great brand and for those of you living outside of Canada, I highly encourage you to try something if you have the chance!

Let’s get back to the giveaway. Just the goods Tracy 😀 Vasanti has just released 4 new universally-flattering Lipshine shades. Vasanti Lipshines are really nice glosses! They are a wind-proof, cake-proof formula that provides luminous long lasting and are not sticky at all. They contain Vitamin E and are lovely and creamy on the lips. Oh, and they are paraben and mineral oil and petrolatum free!

The new shades of Vasanti Lipshines are oh so pretty and are named after rivers around the world:
St. Lawrence-Cool Lavendar Pink
Belle River-bright coral peach
Rio Grande-nude beige
River Finn-bright plum

And guess what! Vasanti has so graciously sponsored a giveaway for Beauty Reflections readers! 3 readers will win a prize package including a mason jar filled with 4 Lipshines and matching jelly beans. LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!! AND YUMMY TOO!

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Vasanti Lipshine

So, ya wanna win one? Here’s the rules! You got one week to enter, and I’m sorry but it’s open just to my fellow Canadian beauties. Sorry international babes, but stay tuned for next week! I got something EXTRA SPECIAL coming up I promise!

Just use the Rafflecopter widget to enter and good luck!

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Drop EVERYTHING. The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is worth running to the nearest Shopper’s Drug Mart and buying all of it! ALL OF IT.

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is a “shimmering world of white feathers, shine, and elegance that will add luminosity and subtle iridescence to your style. Winter will be sophisticated!” I love that thought-a sophisticated winter! It’s kind of hard to look sophisticated in your Sorels and parkas and toques, but DANG it I’m sure gonna try!

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The star of the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is the Palette Jardin De Givre($45 CDN):

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection Palette Jardin De Givre

It’s a palette that’s simply breathtaking, especially in person! Seven shimmering eyeshadows and a black cream eyeliner are in this beauty, and they are all amazing.
Swatchy Time! Just click to enlarge the pic:

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection Palette Jardin De Givre

These are the creamy eyeshadows that Lise Watier does oh so well! You barely need a brush to apply them. Fingers works really well! They are rather sparkly though, and do have some fallout on application, but the result is so worth it! And that eyeliner is something else too! It’s really great-smooth, pigmented, and stays put. The only thing that would make this palette perfect is a matte blending shade, but I’ll live haha. The colours are outstanding too! They glow. I love that they’re not your typical holiday golds and black too.

Here’s a few looks I tested out this past week:
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The left eye has the Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner in Brun Velours on the waterline

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The Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder($36 CDN) is just as gorgeous and drool-worthy:

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Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder
Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

Swatchy Time!

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Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder

This light peachy-pink illuminator is stunning. No glitters, just fine shimmers that look lovely on the cheek. Use a fan brush to add just a touch of sheen on the cheeks! Beautiful!

There are two Limited Edition Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipsticks($23 CDN) in the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection. There’s an LED light in the lipstick which is kind of cool:

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick

This is the shade Rouge Satin, and it’s rare these days for me to see a shade of lipstick that’s unique, but this one sure is:

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin

I don’t even know how to describe it?

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Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner($20 CDN) in Brun Velours
Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin

It’s a coral, with a pink undertone to it? With a gold sparkle? And in some lights it even looks neon? All I know is that it’s fantastic, and so not a typical holiday lipstick shade that’s for sure! Oh, and that’s a swatch of the Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner($20 CDN) in Brun Velours. Its velvety smooth, waterproof with a matte finish-which is hard to find actually. Most long-wearing eyeliners have a sheen to them.

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin
Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is one of the most outstanding holiday makeup collections I’ve seen this year, so don’t miss out!

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013
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You can find the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection for sale where ever Lise Watier is sold including The Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, and of course www.lisewatier.com! And remember, they DO ship to the USA!

I think this is my favourite Holiday 2013 Collection so far, although I haven’t seen Guerlain’s yet. What’s your favourite collection this year?

*products sent by the lovely PR, sophisticated winter is the goal!

 
The Quo On The Go Beauty Set($60 CDN) is available at Shoppers Drug Mart right now, and this is a holiday set that’s worth looking into!

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set

The Quo On The Go Beauty Set is meant as a beauty travel set for the holidays, but pffft! This thing is worth having all year round I say! The rose gold and navy piped cosmetic bag is worth the price alone!

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set

It folds out and you have 2 large zip pockets and a nice big mirror with a slide pocket that holds an eyeshadow palette. Here’s all the goodies inside!

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set

The Quo On The Go Beauty Set includes 24 eyeshadows in a gold damask palette, 4 lip glosses, 1 blush, 1 mascara, a blush brush, and an eyeshadow brush.

I love the range of eyeshadows in the Quo On The Go Beauty Set too!

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set eyeshadows

So many pretty eyeshadow shades and combinations! Are you ready? You know what time it is?
Swatchy time!! You can click on each image to enlarge it:

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set eyeshadow swatches

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set eyeshadow swatches

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set eyeshadow swatches

The eyeshadows are decent! They’re a bit on the stiff side, with some shades being better than others as in most palettes. They aren’t crazy pigmented, but at least they are blendable without muddying into each other like some other palettes I’ve seen this year(talking to you Stila).

The blush is gorgeous!! A peachy blush with the prettiest gold glow ever:

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set blush

And the lip glosses are nice too! Pigmented, and not sticky at all:

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set lip glosses

My favourite shades of the bunch are the blues so I thought I’d show you them in a look with the Quo On The Go Beauty Set.

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set lip eyeshadow look

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set lip eyeshadow look

And here’s the whole look I created with it that I absolutely loved:

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Quo On The Go Beauty Set FOTD

I’m wearing the blue eyeshadows, the blush, the mascara, and the pink lip gloss in this look and I love it. I’m also wearing that Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder I showed you the other day. I think my favourite product in the Quo On The Go Beauty Set is the blush( you knew that already though, right?). It’s really pretty and the colour is something I actually didn’t have in my vast blush stash. The makeup brushes are really great too, as Quo Cosmetics makes some awesome brushes. Everything in the Quo On The Go Beauty Set is great quality and well worth a look! It would make an awesome gift for someone on your holiday gift list that’s for sure!

You can find the Quo On The Go Beauty Set at Shoppers Drug Marts right now, and by the way-this weekend you’ll get 20X the Optimum Points when you spend $75 on cosmetics!

HUGZ,

IT’S NOVEMBER YOU GUYSSSSS! Who else had too much candy yesterday and is planning on working out like mad to burn it all off this weekend? THIS BEAUTY BLOGGER.  [emoji runner]

*product sent by the lovely PR for review, glowy holiday makeup is lovely!  [emoji white smiling face]

Annabelle is kicking it lately! Have you seen the new Annabelle Eyeshadow Quads yet? Next time you’re at the drugstore take a close look at  Annabelle Eyeshadow Quad in Chai, Chai, Chai($10.95 CDN):

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Annabelle Eyeshadow Quad in Chai, Chai, Chai

The Annabelle Eyeshadow Quad in Chai, Chai, Chai contains 4 eyeshadow of course-a gold, a copper, a bronze and an espresson brown.

Swatchy Time!

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Annabelle Eyeshadow Quad in Chai, Chai, Chai swatches

This palette is utter perfection! I used the gold, copper and bronze shades on the lid with the bronze really lightly blended into the crease, with the dark espresso brown shade just on the very outer edge of my bottom lash line:

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The texture of the eyeshadows in the Annabelle Eyeshadow Quad in Chai, Chai, Chai is SUPERB. Creamy, soft, pigmented and really easy to blend and are amazing quality for drugstore. They are definitely some of the best drugstore eyeshadows ever, so if you’ve never tried them, then this is the time to do it! Wouldn’t this quad be a great Back To School item? Heck yes! The colours are perfect for fall! If these shades are not your thang, then there are 5 other quads to choose from. There’s an indigo shade in the Haute Mer Quad that looks AMAZING. Oh, and btw a little birdie told me that there’s a Shoppers Optimum Redemption this weekend, so if you have some points to spend, take a look at the new Annabelle Quads for sure!

You can find Annabelle makeup at most retailers across Canada, and of course online at www.annabelle.ca! And they DO ship to the USA! If you get enough things, the shipping would be worth it I think! Throw in a couple of the Annabelle TwistUp Lipstick Crayons I showed you yesterday and you’ll be set for autumn!

Annabelle has to be my favourite drugstore makeup brand-what’s yours?

*product sent by the lovely PR from Annabelle, my love for this palette is HUGE! 🙂