I'm addicted to lip products. I have more than one girl can possibly use before the best before date, but I can't kick the habit! My latest lip loves smell amazing and are perfect for summer. The unique tube designs are just as fabulous as the innovative products.
I'm a HUGE fan of Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm. I have been using this balm for years. The original 001-Pink Glow is a pale pink balm that enhances your natural lip color. When Dior launched this product, it was impossible to get them, so I purchased five Lip Glow balms at time. I gave them to everyone I knew!
The Lip Glow lineup has expanded and I'm obsessed with the new Lip Glow To The Max balm. It is the first balm from Dior's Backstage Collection to feature the original glow and color. The color reviver enhances your natural lips and the pearlescent pigments bring your glow to a new level.
I'm a fan of coral shades - it goes best with my sun-kissed skin and black hair. I purchased the Dior Lip Glow To The Max in 204-Coral. I love everything about this balm. The scent is delicious, like a sweet candy cane. The two-color swirl is brilliant and the color is vibrant. This shade is a light coral/pink and has a slight shimmer. Perfect for no-makeup (but I'm wearing makeup) days.
This balm smells great, looks good and nourishes your lips. Lip Glow To The Max is the perfect summer lip balm and enhancer in one.
Another cute lip product is Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Plump-in-Color Plumping Lip Balm. I've been a fan of Yves Saint Laurent's Volupté collection for a while and love the new heart embellished lip plumper. I'm a self-proclaimed lip pluming addict! The only thing I won't do for a full-pout look is use one those strange suction lip plumping contraptions - looks dangerous! Back to plumping balms..
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Plump-in-Color Plumping Lip Balm nourishes your lips - the silky texture glides on like oil, giving you high-shine look. I purchased 4-Exposing Coral. It's the perfect subtle (high-shine) shade of coral.
This balm contains peppermint oil and tingles a little when you apply it. As far as plumbers go, it's on the subtle side, but the pretty shade and shine make your lips appear hydrated and fuller.
The scent is amazing - like minty watermelon. This balm has landed a permanent spot in my handbag.
Another must-have Yves Saint Laurent Volupté lip product is the Heart & Arrow Collector Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick. This gorgeous bright cajun coral lipstick is limited edition. It has the same silky (oily) texture as the other Volupté lip products - High-shine with more color.
I love the packaging. YSL Volupté lip products all don the same decorative lipstick tube, but this one has a heart & arrow print. YSL Volupté lip products are super nourishing, leave your lips feeling soft and give you the perfect high-shine pout.
Another one of my favorite brands is Too Faced. This cosmetic brand is fun, high-quality and always launching innovative products. The Peaches and Cream Collection is delicious! I purchased the Peach Mega Moisture Lip Balm and then had to have the Peach Lip Scrub. This exfoliating lip scrub is gentle and effective. Your lips will feel soft and rejuvenated. The peaches and cream scent is sweet and yummy!
If you want a pouty look, buff your lips first, get the circulation flowing, apply a lip balm and then color. If you want super-plumped lips, purchase the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. This stuff reigns supreme!
These four products are at the top of my summer 2019 lip products must-have list. Coral is always going to be the perfect shade for summer lips and this season is more natural and light than the others, so opt for light lip products that enhance your natural lips. Buff, hydrate and add a little color..
I'm addicted to lip products. I have more than one girl can possibly use before the best before date, but I can't kick the habit! My latest lip loves smell amazing and are perfect for summer. The...
Sol De Janeiro is one of my favorite beauty brands. The pistachio-caramel scent of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (not pictured here) is AMAZING! This deliciously scented product line is addictive. You're gonna want to surround yourself with these scents.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter is one of my favorite lip balms. The light, creamy texture is nourishing and the tube is BIG, so it will last a long time. This lip balm is infused with super nourishing ingredients Cupaçu butter, Açai and coconut oil. A MUST-HAVE!
Of course I purchased the new Sol De Janeiro sunscreen products the second they hit the shelf! The Sol De Janeiro My Sol Stick is an 80 min water resistant moisturizing protection balm. This on-the-go balm stick is great for extra protection in sensitive ares - Apply to your face, lips, bikini line and tattoos.
My Sol Stick has a wax-like texture and you can feel there is a layer of protection on your skin. The balm is SPF 50 and has a delightful, sweet, nutty scent. I hope Sol De Janeiro launches a new body mist in this scent. AND, it's slightly larger than the lip balm, so it fits in your handbag for touch-and-go application.
The Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil has the same addictive pistachio-caramel scent of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Everyone who comes close to me asks what perfume I'm wearing and it's Sol De Janeiro body products.
The Bum Bum Sol Oil is a sun protection oil infused with skin smoothers an luminizers. The oil is SPF 30, non-greasy and gives your skin a subtle glow. The product goes on nicely and has a slight oily texture that dissipates quickly. It's a two-in-one perfume and sunscreen.
You can see the micro sparkles in the oil and there is a little leaf floating in there - I think it's a faux-leaf for appeal. The bottle is small and great for on-the-go spritzes and travel.
The luscious scent of Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum cream and Sol Oil is referred to as Cheirosa '62 Brazilian Bum Bum Scent. It is comprised of pistachio, almond, heliotrope, jasmine petals, vanilla, salted caramel and sandalwood. It's sweet, delicious and intriguing. This combination is brilliant!
The scent of Sol De Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream is delicious and enticing, with notes of toasted coconut, creamy caramel and buttery praline. This Cheirosa '39 fragrance pairs nicely with the original Cheirosa '62 Brazilian Bum Bum Scent. I like this new scent more than the Bum Bum cream, but the texture is strange. It's light and feels more like liquid soap than a body cream. It's also very sticky. I love the scent, but the cream doesn't feel nice on the skin. This new addition to the Sol De Janeiro lineup needs some modifications..
Sol De Janeiro is one of my favorite beauty brands. The pistachio-caramel scent of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (not pictured here) is AMAZING! This deliciously scented...
Chloé sunglasses, Monrow classic tank top, Louis Vuitton Bumbag (kaki), Zorrata gold and silver Serenity stacks, Danielle Guizio sweatpants, Yeezy season 8 stretch canvas boots
Chloé sunglasses, Monrow classic tank top, Louis Vuitton Bumbag (kaki), Zorrata gold and silver Serenity stacks, Danielle Guizio sweatpants, Yeezy season 8 stretch canvas
I LOVE PINK - AND, have been coveting the T3 rose collection for months. I'm a lucky girl! I received three T3 styling tools for Mother's Day. Thanks family! I LOVE my new hair styling tools and this shade of pink is perfect!
I've been a fan of T3 for, well, longer than I can remember. I've tried other styling tools, but always go back to this brand. I already have the T3 Featherweight Compact hair dryer and SinglePass Compact straightener in white, BUT had to have the limited edition pink version.
The Singlepass Compact straightening and styling iron is small, but with no less power. There is an internal microchip that maintains an even temperature in the plates. The ceramic plates exude potent heat for quick on-the-go or on-vacation styling.
I love this styling tool. It's small and easy to handle. You can straighten your hair or create loose waves AND your hair will never get caught in the iron. I have no idea how to create a soft curl/wave with a straightener, so I stick to my straight, sleek bob. My hair is really soft to begin with, but this straightener takes it to a new level of silkiness.
If you have a short hair style, I highly suggest you opt for a compact straightener to avoid mishaps! I've burnt my face, neck and ears too many times with full-sized hair tools - not anymore!
I use to curl my hair everyday (many years ago), but have no idea how to create the trendy, wavy hairstyle EVERYONE is donning these days. SO, I'm experimenting with the T3 Singlepass Curl 1 1/4" curling iron.
The iron is HUGE! It's al little scary attempting to curl my short hair, but thankfully the tip remains cool, so you can control the styler with ease. There are five heat settings. I like the smart dial - just twist the end to adjust the heat according to your needs. I use heat setting four and am getting a little smoke, so I suggest you move fast - that's why it's called Singlepass!
I'm still struggling to get a nice wave, but I'm sure it's my method and not the styling tool. I need practice! This T3 curling iron is high-quality and your hair doesn't get tangled in the iron. The barrel is large and I assume suitable for big curls and a "natural" wavy look.
The T3 Singlepass Curl 1 1/4" iron has a swivel cord and auto world voltage, so you can take this styling tool anywhere - just pack the appropriate plug extension.
I have purchased the full-size T3 hair dryer in the past, but prefer the travel size - it's lighter, easier to handle and fits in my travel cosmetic bag nicely. The T3 Featherweight Compact hair dryer has two speeds/heat settings, is dual voltage and has a folding handle for easy storage. The T3 Tourmaline SoftAire technology promotes high-speed drying AND reduces frizz. I've done the research - this hairdryer reigns supreme.
T3 claims the body is scratch resistant - I will say that after years of using my white Featherweight Compact hair dryer, the surface on the diffuser was peeling off - hence my desire to get a new one. You can however purchase a replacement T3 diffuser online for $3.
This T3 Featherweight Compact design has been on the top of my go-to hair care list for years, but just got a pink upgrade.
I LOVE PINK - AND, have been coveting the T3 rose collection for months. I'm a lucky girl! I received three T3 styling tools for Mother's Day. Thanks family! I LOVE my new hair styling tools and...
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy pink and beige. These neutral DiorSoLight sunglasses are a statement. LOVE!
The Balenciaga logo-printed cotton shirt (available at MyTheresa) is available in many colors this season and perfect for layering or worn alone and oversized for a chic-comfy look. This one is my favorite colors for summer - the turquoise shade is gorgeous and looks great against sun-kissed skin. I would don this cotton shirt over a neutral summer dress.
These Off-White black zip tie jelly sandals (available at Farfetch) bring me back to the eighties. I used to wear jelly shoes when I was little and love seeing old trends reinvented. These sandals are reminiscent of the typical Canadian-style sandal and I highly suggest donning chic socks under these rubbers. This modern design is easy-going and fashion-forward.
I'm a HUGE Chloé fan, but as of late, have been exploring other designers (tryna mix it up). My attempt to change has failed, cause the Chloé Spring/Summer collection is perfection AND I'm obsessed all over again.
This Chloé Tess shoulder bag (available at MyTheresa) embodies the brand. This bag evokes a Western vibe and pairs with the bohemian Chloé look perfectly. The flap has embossed brown leather and dons the signature circular hardware. The Tess style is a cult-classic and this season it combines neutral shades with a pop of turquoise. It's a MUST HAVE!
This brass and blue lacquer femininities earring reinterprets a historical Chloé symbol. The earring is sold separately and features a hand holding a gold-tone chain and blue lacquered horse. This single earring is bold, feminine and unique.
I was almost too late to indulge in the newest coveted style from Louis Vuitton. I was perusing Instagram and saw two of my favorite fashion bloggers donning this bag - Of course, I had to have it! As many of you know, snagging a "limited availability" item at LV can be challenging and although my LV-angel was unable to procure the bag, I was able to purchase one of two left in the United States (with the help of 1-866-VUITTON and my husbano). I'm a happy girl!
The giant/mini monogram canvas features the signature motif in neutral shades. I love the beige, white and green combination. The colorblocking is brilliant and gives this belt bag a unique, fun vibe. This Louis Vuitton Bumbag is also available in red, pink and white.
This Louis Vuitton Bumbag (available at LouisVuitton) just landed a spot on my go-to handbag shelf. If snagging this bag is any indication of my fashion luck this summer - it's gonna be a good one!
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy...
Chloé sunglasses, Zadig & Valtaire "I Should Have Been A Cowboy" t-shirt, Danielle Guizio sweatpants, Fendi Rockoko boots
Chloé sunglasses, Zadig & Valtaire "I Should Have Been A Cowboy" t-shirt, Danielle Guizio sweatpants, Fendi Rockoko
Chloé sunglasses, LNA Max's lounge tee, Fendi pockets belt bag, Danielle Guizio fleece sweatpants, Versace socks, Yeezy season 8 stretch canvas boots
Chloé sunglasses, LNA Max's lounge tee, Fendi pockets belt bag, Danielle Guizio fleece sweatpants, Versace socks, Yeezy season 8 stretch canvas
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect body - it sticks to your skin and if you sweat, it's gonna show (gross)! PVC transparent bags however, are the easier choice for this trend.
PVC, also referred to as shiny vinyl can be produced in any shade and is not necessarily transparent. Often confused with patent leather, this synthetic material has high fashion potential, but be careful, it can look kinda trashy if not donned properly. Here's a few designer PVC accessories for inspiration..
This black and gold-tone Dolce & Gabbana Gomma + Ricamo PVC Bag (available at Farfetch) is perfect! AND I WANT IT! The black PVC cage design has pom pom embellishments and a gold-tone D&G logo plaque on the front. Stripped down to the bare vinyl cage, this handbag reminds me of vintage plastic shopping totes, but of course the D&G design is high fashion and probably not meant to hold groceries!
I have respect for anyone who dares to wear transparent shoes. They look insanely uncomfortable and don't most feet sweat - I just imagine my feet sliding around (eww). KKW dons transparent shoes often and makes it look effortless (there must be a secret). These Yeezy Season 8 PVC Pointed Pumps (available at Farfetch) are simple and modern.
These graphite-gray semi-transparent pumps have a soft branded insole and three small holes along the side for ventilation (brilliant). These high-heeled shoes are gorgeous and blend nicely with the modern, monochromatic fashion theme.
I'm a huge fan of printed clothing and accessories, especially if the message is meaningful. This MM6 Maison Margiela Charity Capsule Shopper Tote (available at Farfetch) is one of many pieces in the latest charity capsule collection in support of the French charity Aides. Mason Margiela is a long-time supporter of the non-profit organization. 25 years ago these words appeared on t-shirts; THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN WEAR THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT'S A GOOD START". The t-shirt has been reinvented every year and this season, the important message appears on garments, cuffs, bags and the classic t-shirt.
This Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons PVC Tote (available at MyTheresa) has a PVC lining and removable drawstring canvas pouch. This tote is perfect for anyone that prefers to keep their handbag essentials a secret. The vinyl tote has JWCDG printed on the front and the canvas pouch dons Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons. This tote is simple, neutral and perfect for summer.
The Boyy Deon PVC Belt Bag (available at MyTheresa) is fun fashion! The contemporary PVC bag design is cute-chic. This PVC belt bag has leather trim, an adjustable strap and dons the signature ring detail. This bag is perfect for festival season.
The Mason Michel Julianne PVC Bucket Hat (available at Farfetch) features a transparent, croc-embossed pattern and logo plaque. This hat is the perfect high-fashion accessory to keep your hairstyle intact while you go about your day in less than desirable weather. The oversized brim will keep the rain off your hair and face. I have to have this innovative PVC hat!
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect...
YES B'Y wool hat, Chloé sunglasses, MSGM sweatshirt, Mother camo pants, Gucci Florentia L'orto Di Giove tote, Fendi Rockoko boots - Teddy is wearng his "Cuddle bear" hoodie
YES B'Y wool hat, Chloé sunglasses, MSGM sweatshirt, Mother camo pants, Gucci Florentia L'orto Di Giove tote, Fendi Rockoko boots - Teddy is wearng his "Cuddle bear"
I'm a detox anything and everything fan - Detox tea, juicing, herbal supplements and more recently, my scalp and hair. Admittedly, I've been lazy in the self-care department, but as of late have been implementing changes to better myself inside and out.
I finally mustered up the strength and dedicated myself to a daily exercise routine. I HATE IT! People who say exercising feels good confuse me. Albeit, I'm loosing weight and I love that my clothes are ill-fitting. Other than the intense workout at 8:00 am (I feel like I'm being punished), my hair routine is also suffering. I used to scrub my scalp and strands every third day, but I'm sweating and my hair requires a wash every other day - dry shampoo and a sweaty scalp is a cocktail for gross!
My hair is supper oily to begin with, but after 10 minutes on the squat machine and 3 rounds of "9 Exercises to get a flatter stomach", all I wanna do is shower and wash my hair. BUT, I'm lazy! Every other day, I give my head a intense scrub and once a week, I detox my scalp - It's the best feeling. I've tried scalp exfoliators and oils, but they often smell strong, like Tea Tree Oil (eew). In fact, most detox haircare products have an overpowering scent.
If I walk my Toy Poodle before I shower day two, I'll sprite a little product on the back of my scalp to give my limp pony tail and loose strands a little texture. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray is not a detox product, but rather a dry texturizing spray. The scent is fresh and the light product leaves your hair feeling a little aired-out. This stuff is great for volumizing clean hair too. LOVE!
For dry shampoo, my go-to brand is IGK. First Class, Direct Flight, Jet Lag and Fresh AF reign supreme in the kingdom of dry shampoo.
IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo is my favorite on the IGK shelf. The scent is strong, but nice and I like that it contains charcoal. Activated Charcoal absorbs - you can drink it, brush your teeth with it and apply to your hair and scalp to absorb the excess oil.
IGK First Class Dry Shampoo cleanses your hair, absorbs oil and eliminates odor. Spray the product on to your roots (oily areas) and leave for 10 min (to get the cooling, cleansing affect). THEN, turn your head upside down, massage and shake to distribute and remove access product.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo has a super-strong scent, but it dissipates throughout the day. The Activated Charcoal infused shampoo smells like lemons and leaves your hair feeling fresh. This shampoo also has a patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) that fights off dirt and and oil, leaving your hair cleaner for a longer period of time.
This shampoo stinks, but it works and has landed a permanent spot in my weekly haircare routine. Triple Detox Shampoo is available in 160 ml and a travel-size 60 ml (love that). I suggest you purchase the smaller tube and give it a try..
I'm a HUGE fan of Bumble and Bumble hair products. I've tried almost everything on the roster. This one however fell short of my expectations and gave me a headache! The potent scent of Bb. Scalp Detox is unbearable! You could use this stuff in warfare! And of course, I got the product all over my hands and clothes while trying to capture a pic of the foam. I had to take a shower and quarantine my photo studio until the smell dissipated.
Whether or not it works - I can't say from experience. BUT, Bb. Scalp Detox is a 2018 Best of Beauty Allure Award winner. AND, I gave this fizzing, detoxifying foam to my girlfriend and she loved it!? If you can handle the scent or maybe even like it, this may be the perfect scalp detox solution for you.
Bumble and Bumble is a premiere haircare brand and I'm confident that everything in the lineup is amazing. Fingers crossed Bumble and Bumble will launch scent-free haircare..
I LOVE this Invisibobble Sprunchie. I have very fine, short hair and I prefer to wear my hair off my face, but my pony tail is pathetic! This black, velvet- like sprunchie (love the name) stays put and makes my up-do appear fuller. I wrap it once and then tuck my hair in and wrap again to create a messy, mini-bun. My hair is black, so the sprunchie blends well.
I can't believe this innovative Invisibobble has been sitting in my studio for months (unused). I need to work faster on these reviews. This sprunchie is a must-have!
I'm a detox anything and everything fan - Detox tea, juicing, herbal supplements and more recently, my scalp and hair. Admittedly, I've been lazy in the self-care department, but as of late have...