Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Win a Soniclear Elite Deluxe System From Michael Todd Beauty!


Hey Beauties! 

It is officially summer and to celebrate and help you to treat your skin right; Michael Todd Beauty is giving away Two Soniclear Elite Deluxe's.  I have teamed up with some of your favorite beauty bloggers to help get your skin summer ready!

You will have up to 18 ways to enter. And remember the more times you enter, the better your chances!

What is the Soniclear all about?

Makeup always goes on best when you have a clean slate to work with, and we have the BEST cleansing device in the world, The Soniclear Elite!  The Soniclear is the world’s first antimicrobial sonic skin cleansing system.  It is the Rolls Royce of sonic cleansing brushes!

This sonic device offers the best in face and body skin cleansing.  Dermatologist recommended, the Soniclear Sonic cleansing brushes will give you softer, brighter, smoother skin in just one use.  Producing up to 300 sonic movements per second for 10x better cleansing than with hands alone.

Plus the Soniclear Elite offers -

Sonic powered with 6 Speeds
Rechargeable and waterproof
Collagen boosting massage mode
And the world's first protection against microbial contamination so the brushes stay clean and fresh longer

What Comes With The Soniclear Elite Deluxe?

With the Deluxe version of the Elite, you also get the antimicrobial PEDI treatment head for soothing foot care, Extension Handle, convenient Shower Organizer, and hard shell Travel Case.

Some things to keep in mind about this giveaway:

This giveaway is open to the US, UK and Canada. The giveaway ends on 07/22/16 @ 11:59 PM EST. There will be two winners that will be chosen using Rafflecopter.  These winners will be notified via email no later than 07/26/16. The winners have 48 hours to claim the prize before it's forfeited and another winner will be selected. To enter the giveaway, you must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.

So what are you waiting for? 
Enter now for cleaner, brighter skin!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI

Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

As one of those girls who has dreamt of her wedding day for most of her life, I was pretty prepared when the time came to start making decisions. I had a clear vision in my head of the venue, the dress, the flowers and the ladies standing by my side. So I didn't want to waste any time in asking those ladies to be with me on the big day. 

The people that you choose to stand beside you on your wedding day are some of the most important people in your life. They will be the people who hold your hand, help you get ready, calm your anxiety and solve any problems so they need to know you better than anyone else. 

I chose to have four of my best friends in the entire world who have been through years of ups, downs, adventures and changes without ever letting me down. These ladies have shown me what true friendship really is and have been the most incredible blessings that I will cherish for the rest of our lives. 

These are the ladies who I love more than anything in this world. 


Charlotte has been such a strong force in my life from day one. She and I met when we became neighbours and we originally bonded over our obsessive love for cats. Then later discovered that we grew up in the same small town, going to the same schools, shopping in the same stores and hanging out with the same people but we had no memory of each other. We have found a kindred spirit in each other that requires no work or effort, our friendship is just meant to be and is so true to who we are. I can't wait to be an auntie one day soon. 

Heather is my oldest friend. We met almost 10 years ago in the midst of the toughest times in our lives. We managed to find peace and happiness in each other when so much was going wrong in our individual lives. We have been through absolutely every up and down possible and no matter what we have always come out the other side stronger and more appreciative of each other. She is my anchor, my bee and the one who gets all of my weird quirks and obsessions. 


Monique is my sister at heart. We met on our first day of college orientation and fell in love over sushi. We were both so nervous and the instant friendship that formed over lunch got us through every unknown and new situation during the most crazy time of our lives. We spent every single day together for two years and then when we lost touch, we never forgot how much the other meant. The second we met again, it was like no time had passed at all and we fell right back into rhythm. Now, even distance has no effect on our friendship, our love and appreciation for each other is so vast that it always feels like we are together in spirit. 

Jordanna is an absolute blessing in my life and the greatest gift I could ever imagine. She and I seemed to dance around each other in the same circles for the longest time before finally connecting over what else - makeup. We found an instant connection not only over our passions for beauty and business but our love for God. She has been my guiding light in finding my way back to my faith and she has introduced me to a beautiful life under his watch. She is my true sister and I could never imagine my life without her. 

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Since these ladies are such important figures in my life and I couldn't picture my day without them, I knew I wanted to ask them to join me in a special way. I wanted to give them a little something to express my love and appreciation for their support, something that they could keep with them for a long time and wear on the actual day. So I headed straight to one of my favourite little shops - ALEX AND ANI

ALEX AND ANI makes meaningful, eco-conscious jewellery and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Their pieces are designed and handcrafted with love in America to help with local and national economies, environmental concerns and sustainability. 

To top it off, each piece they make is infused with "positive energy" otherwise known as "chi". It is an energy that supports wellbeing and life and it is infused into the jewellery via the artisan, the design and the symbols on them. Each A&A piece features not only jewels and beads but also symbols that carry protection, power or intention. 

Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI | labellesirene.ca

I love the meaning and the positivity behind ALEX AND ANI so I thought their jewellery would be the perfect gift for my girls. I stopped by their boutique at Square One in Mississauga and picked out 4 of their Rafaelian Silver and Rose Quartz Beaded Bangles. Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart, promoting love, self-acceptance, clarity in emotions and harmony so it is the perfect energy to be giving to my girls. 

I could not love these bangles any more than I do and my girls were thrilled when they opened them up. I think they were the perfect way to celebrate our friendship and my wedding. 

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review

Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Sandal season is finally upon us and it's time to throw away the booties and sneakers for open toed shoes, flip flops and fun flirty sandals. But before you can show off your fancy feet you need to give them a bit of a makeover so they can be ready for the beach!

Those months of winter wear are never kind to our feet and we are left with dry, rough heels and calloused toes. Personally, I can't stand the way my feet look when summer comes around but it's not realistic to go get a pedicure every other week so I need a solution that I can use at home! 

Luckily, I have found the answer to treating my beat up feet with the Bliss Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother


Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review | labellesirene.ca

The Bliss Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother ($49 CAD/$29 USD) is the ultimate at-home pedicure in a handy, compact device.  This little device packs a ton of power that will visibly transform your feet in just a few seconds. 

The Achilles Heel Smoother comes with an exfoliating disc and a buffing disc that click into place and rotate in two different speeds. The rotating discs work to gently remove rough, dry and callused skin and leave you with soft, smooth, happy feet. 

The compact style is ergonomically designed to fit in your hand, making it incredible easy to use and clean up is a breeze. 

Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review | labellesirene.ca

To get beach ready feet follow these easy steps - 

1. Soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 mins
2. Dry thoroughly with a towel
3. Use the exfoliating disc to remove rough skin & calluses 
(run gently over skin in circular motions without staying in one spot for more than a few seconds)
4. Polish with the buffing disc
5. Rinse feet with clean water
6. Apply a lotion like Bliss' Foot Patrol
7. Finish off with a bright polish like Perfect Peony from Ceramic Glaze


Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review | labellesirene.ca

Once you follow those easy steps you will be left with the softest and smoothest feet you could possibly imagine!

 I have used many products like this but Achilles Heel is the only one to truly get through the rough, dry skin on my feet. It works in seconds and gives you a visible result that can't be beat. 

If you want to get your feet ready for summer then check out the Bliss Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother at Sephora or a Bliss Spa

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Beach Bliss | How To Get Beach Ready Toes With Bliss | Achilles Heel Spa Powered Heel Smoother Review | labellesirene.ca

*press sample, opinions are my own*

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties!

What do you get when one of beauty's top brands meets one of the most creative women of our age meets the cutest animal on the planet? A feline fantasy! 

Beauty authority Covergirl has teamed up with the artistic genius that is Katy Perry to create a one of a kind makeup line that will surprise and delight you! 

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Concept

The Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection is a true collaboration as Katy was involved in absolutely every single step of the process. She wanted to step outside the typical celebrity endorsement and be more than just the face. Katy wanted to get her hands dirty and work along side the Covergirl team to create a truly unique line that she could say she believed in. 

As someone who has never been afraid to step outside the box and experiment with beauty, she wanted to release products that you wouldn't usually come across, especially at such an affordable price. 

The Katy Kat Collection is entirely Katy from the ideas to the shades and even the names. She had a hand in every aspect all the way down to the modern black and white packaging with cat ears on the bottom - a true Katy Perry signature. 

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Products

The collection features 11 shades (13 in the US) of the Katy Kat Matte Lipstick (retails for $7.99 USD) and they might just be the best lipsticks Covergirl has ever released. They come in a vast array of classic and out of the box shades, from pinks and reds to a lavender and even a black. They even come complete with cat themed names like Cosmo Kitty & Sphynx. 

The demi-matte (not a true matte) lipsticks have a velvety finish with a bit of sheen that adds dimension and stops the lips from looking dry or cracked. This more forgiving finish combined with the shea, aloe and avocado infused formula makes for an ultra creamy, soft and super smooth lipstick with a matte appearance.

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca
(L-R - 1 Sphynx, 2 Pink Paws, 3 Magenta Minx, 4 Coral Cat, 5 Crimson Cat, 6 Cat Call, 7 Kitty Purry, 8 Cosmo Kitty, 9 Maroon Meow, 10 Catoure, 11 Perry Panther) 

The Katy Kat lipsticks are light, comfortable to wear and slightly hydrating. They glide like butter and don't drag or cling to any dry spots much like a traditional matte lipstick. 

They offer a smooth, relatively even finish and awesome pigmentation that becomes opaque in 2 layers. The last for about 5-6 hours before fading and have a subtle vanilla scent that will make you want to eat a cupcake. 

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Katy Kat Collection comes with more than just fun shades of lipstick. Katy's vibrant sense of style also translates to the Katy Kat Eye Mascara

A volumizing mascara that comes in both black and a bright blue (Perry Blue) and that promises 10x the volume and flirty lashes that are swept up and out. It has a thick brush with swirled bristles and a tapered tip. 

The Kat's Meow | Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Covergirl X Katy Perry Katy Kat Collection is one of the most exciting affordable releases in a long time. It is so rare to see anything so vibrant and out of the box come from mass market brands but I love that Covergirl & Katy took the chance with products that not everyone will understand but us makeup addicts will obsess over. 

The lipsticks are fantastic and are my favourite Covergirl lip product by far, the formula is perfection and they are the ideal product for someone who wants a matte look without the dryness. The blue mascara is so fun and perfect for adding a pop of colour to your lower lashes for summer. 

The Katy Kat Collection is available now at your local drugstore for a limited time so run out and pick up a shade or two! 

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*press sample - opinions are my own*
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Mode Monthly | A Blogger Guide to Wearing Gingham Without Losing Your Edge


It's that time again! I scoured the internet to find the best examples of elevated gingham outfits by my fellow bloggers and I have compiled them on Mode Media. Go check out this post as well as others from the past month! 
Check out A Blogger Guide to Wearing Gingham Without Losing Your Edge
by La Belle Sirene at Mode
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Monday, 13 June 2016

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

When I look back onto my childhood, I can clearly recall how obsessed I was with everything and anything pink, particularly roses. I was without a doubt, a true girly girl and nothing made me happier than a bit of pink and a rose or two. Maybe it was destiny with Rose as my middle name but I truly embraced the pink lifestyle and I have never changed my ways. 

Combine that with my love of anything Parisian and L'Oreal's newest collection is what my dreams are made of. 

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

"La Vie en Rose" directly translates to "life in pink" and it means to live in a constant state of bliss where everything is beautiful.

 L'Oreal captures this perfectly with their limited edition "La Vie en Rose" Color Riche Collection Exclusive Lipsticks and Nail Polishes

Following in the footsteps of the wildly successful Collection Exclusive Nudes (review here) & Pure Reds (review here), this range takes L'Oreal's iconic Color Riche lipsticks and polishes and offers a shade of pink perfection tailored for every woman and every skintone. 

The "La Vie en Rose" collection features 6 shades (8 in the US) of matching lipstick and polish that are inspired by L'Oreal's spokesmodels such as Blake Lively and Julianne Moore. Each shade is designed to offer a delicate match for every woman, depending on her hair, eye and skin colour. It takes the guess work out of finding the best shade for you and shows you what is possible when you apply that perfect pop of pink. 

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The collection features 6 stunning custom made, velvet matte lipsticks in varying delicate shades of pink. Designed to give a sheer flush of pink with a soft matte finish they are formulated with micro fragments of Mother of Pearl and then combined with velvety pigments. The mixture ensures a radiant pink glow with a soft matte finish. 

The lipsticks are fully saturated with colour that translates softly on the lips for a sheer luminous, pink flush. They are really smooth and glide well over the lips without sticking to dry patches or falling into lip lines. They do have L'Oreal's signature rose perfume scent so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to smell. 

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The shades range from lighter to darker based on skin tone, each with different undertones and levels of richness. 

Julianne - a bright nude pink
Blake - a radiant orange pink
Doutzen - a fuchsia pink
Eva (not shown) - a peachy pink
Liya - a luminous Grenadian pink
Jennifer - a deep magenta pink

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca
(L-R - Jennifer, Liya, Doutzen, Blake & Julianne)

The nail polishes have L'Oreal's signature formula that features intense saturation, gorgeous shine, quick dry time and full opacity in two coats. The shades are well coordinated with the lipsticks but do not necessarily match perfectly.However, they compliment each other beautifully when worn together. 

La Vie En Rose | L'oreal's Signature Collection Goes Pink With A Limited Edition Release | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The "La Vie en Rose" collection is an absolute dream for my fellow pink lovers, or even for those who might not be fully comfortable with a bright pink lip. The range features a beautiful selection of bright, summery pinks for every skin tone and the sheer formula makes it easier for people to go outside of their comfort zone and try something a little bit brighter. 

I love everything about the collection from the packaging to the formula and I wish they weren't limited edition. If you are interested in trying one of the "La Vie en Rose" lipsticks or polishes then make sure to run out to your nearest drugstore ASAP. 

The lipsticks retail for $11 CAD and the polishes for $7.50 CAD. 

*press sample - opinions are my own*
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