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What’s on my mind now….red lipstick

Fall brings along the start of many things…..shorter daylight hours, everything pumpkin, warm cozy fires, and beautiful foliage.  Fall is also when I start wearing red lipstick again. After a summer full of balms and gloss, I’m happy to dig through the lipstick drawer and pull out a nice red…..

If you’re like me and love your reds…..L’Oreal Paris has got you covered.  Check out these 3 Colour Riche Reds that I snagged during tiff at the L’Oreal Beauty Lounge.


They all look delicious, don’t they…..but let’s take a peek at each one individually.


This is Frieda’s Pure Red-and I have to say the first of the three that I was ‘drawn’ to….it’s a blue based red that leans pink, right up my fair skinned alley.


Next up, Blake’s Pure Red….definitely more brick-ish in terms of red.  This is the type of lipstick I’d wear after having my teeth whitened.  I like this color-it’s rich and has a ‘come over here’ type vibe about it. Very sex kitten in my opinion.


And finally, J. Lo’s red-what I’d term a ‘neutral’ red or ‘true’ red’ -this is neither warm or cool toned.  IT’S JUST RED. And I love it.  This red is the type of red I’d wear with a t-shirt and jeans but also put this on for drinks with the ladies.  This red will take you from day to night for sure.

So what’s your story?  Do you love to rock a red lipstick in the fall/winter like me? Or do you wear reds all year round?


L’Oreal Paris introduces Fall 2014 products!


*I received these products for review*

as if the Miss Manga mascara wasn’t enough…..let’s take a looksie at all the new items coming for Fall 2014 from L’Oreal Paris.


Blur Foundation-Visible lift blur foundation

L’Oreal’s patended opti-blur technology diffuses light on the skin for a soft focus finish.  Lines are instantly erased and skin is luminous.


Skin Perfectors-Anti Fatigue

Perfect your nude look with a lightweight coverage that hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects skin.


Colour Riche Eye Shadow Primer

A unique color boost complex prevents shadows from creasing, flaking, and smudging.


Colour Riche wet quad

The intensity of a gel shadow with the ease of a powder-available in 8 shades.


Voluminous Butterfly Midnight Black Mascara

A new inky black formula intensifies the look of flared out lashes.


Superliner Mat Matic Eye Liners

Matte pigments are infused with velvety color, long wear and waterproof!

Pop balm

Hydrating color that glides on smooth-this one is *hot* pink! wOOt!


I’m looking forward to trying all of these out….if I had to pick my ‘stand out’ product, it would be the Anti-Fatigue BB cream.  What about you?

New Series! My favorites from……L’Oréal Paris!

I’ve decided to really look ‘within’ …….my stash that is.  I’m going to be attempting a new series on my blog with the above title.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to post once a week with favorites from a particular brand.  That’s certainly the idea anyway.  I thought I would kick things off with L’Oréal Paris since I have tried a wide range of their products and skin care.


L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche press on nails-not your average press on!

I don’t know a woman, cross-dresser, or drag queen in North America that hasn’t used press-on nails at least once!  I remember the “Lee press ons” craze that swept the US in the late 80’s.  They were so convenient and made french manicures so simple……but alas, that was pretty much all there was, wasn’t there? Solid colors or french manicures.

Well, press on nails have come a long way baby!  L’Oreal Paris has introduced a new collection that you simply must try!  These aren’t your “Lee press on” type nails-sure there are french manicure styles available but there are so many patterns and designs to choose from!  Even better, the technology has evolved to the point where these nails will stay on for longer than your next stage debut errrrr I mean event.

I normally wear a gel lacquer on my nails (shellac, et al.) but decided to take a break from all of that and I know it’s wise to kind of ‘cycle’ on and off these lacquer polishes, leaving my nails in need of some TLC.  After a thorough manicure with a LOT of cuticle work, I decided against polish of any sort.  However, what is a girl to do when she heads to the office? Weak, brittle nails? No thanks, how about a french manicure with a twist?


terrible flash I know but I have since destroyed the package so this is it!

terrible flash I know but I have since destroyed the package so this is it!

How to apply:

1. Clean and wash hands thoroughly.

2.  Select correct size of press-on nail for each finger.

3. Apply adhesive stickers slightly smaller than each natural nail-peel off backing.

4.  Apply press-on nails then press down the middle and down each side firmly.

5. For best wear, repress a few times and avoid contact with water for the first hour.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Press-On Nails come with 24 nails in 12 sizes and boast an impressive 7 day wear with no liquid glue! There are 8 different designs available in July 2013 with a suggested retail price of $14.99 CAD. Cuticle pusher included!

Neat, sweet, chic!


check it out!

check it out!


Dazzling new beauty products from L’Oréal Paris (available in early 2013)

Oh L’Oréal Paris how I love thee….check out these new products available in Canada in early 2013 (think from now-February 2013!)


Ideal skincare for customized, hassle free and simple moisturizing solution for all women.  The Ideal skincare line offers a range of oil-free, lightweight cleansers, lotions and creams for women with dry, sensitive or normal skin.  Each product is customized for beautiful skin and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

In stores:February 2013

Suggested retail:  $9.99 CAD-$12.99 CAD



Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolor, a revolutionary hybrid formula made up of 30% water combined with light shine oils for a shiny kiss of colour with a subtly sensual ‘wet look.’  Available in 12 pure light shades.

In stores January 2013

Suggested retail: $12.99 CAD


Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads are four expertly harmonized colours in a golden case. Each one is made up of micro milled pigments to create a silk texture on skin. 20 quads available with colours ranging from beautiful beiges and taupes to blues and purples to pinks and greys.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD


Visible Lift Colour Blush recreates volume to uplift and bring cheekbones out of hiding, adds radiance and adds luminosity.  It’s lightweight powder in a creamy texture never settles into fine lines.  A hint of shimmer gives skin a youthful glow.  It has zero talc and zero wax and is available in 6 shades.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $16.99


Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara with a lash hugging brush shaped to fit the contour of the eye line and define every single lash even the smallest ones.  Containing 200 brushes, it captures them lash by lash to create incredibly long, perfectly defined lashes.  Available in regular and waterproof formulas.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $12.99 CAD


Healthy look Creme Colour Gloss Haircolour super glossy, semi-permanent colour that delivers rich colour while softly blending away greys without ammonia!  28 shades available!

In stores:  February 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD


Elnett Satin Heat Sprays in 3 formulas-straight, volume, and curl styles featuring Elnett’s classic fine, micro-diffusion spray technology and impeccable finish.  Elnett Satin Heat Sprays are the first styling sprays with dual action to:

-protect hair from styling tools up to 230 degrees Celsius

-lock in shape and style for three days

In stores: December 2012 (HOORAY!)

Suggested retail:  $9.99


Power moisture haircare line features a shampoo, conditioner and deep hydrating masque that provide instant infusion of moisture, leaving hair silky, soft and shiny.  With 10x more moisture than traditional hydrating haircare, this line offers a ‘rush’ of moisture.

In stores: February 2013

Suggested retail $5.99 CAD-$9.99 CAD


Colour Riche Nail Colour in 8 *new* shades that will create nail envy!

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $6.99 CAD


Color Genius iPhone application enables women to effortlessly coordinate their nails to their outfit. Users simply snap an image of themselves in an outfit. Then they choose their mood between Day/Night and the application prompts them if they would like to Match it, Blend it or Clash it.  Based on the user’s selection, the application then offers the optimal L’Oreal Paris nail polish color and coordinates it with Colour Riche lipcolour and eye shadow to get the desired total look.

In stores:  NOW!

Suggested retail:  FREE!

Honestly, this is the tip of the iceberg….the word is that L’Oréal Paris has over 80 new products to unveil in 2013! That’s EIGHT-ZERO!!! I can’t wait to see what they have come up with!