Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

As a beauty lover and a blogger I am constantly testing out new products and rotating them through my current routine. Every month, I see tens of packages come through my door with new formulations, new innovations and new product ranges. I have to be really methodic about how I include them into my routine so I am providing the most impartial, evenly based testing circumstances. 

That means that I get the chance to thoroughly test out new releases right along side my tried and true favourites, making for the best combination. At any given time, my makeup bag will contain a mix of old and new, of steady favourites and new loves, maybe even a few products that I might not be so crazy about but that need one last shot. 

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs | labellesirene.ca

Lately, I have been a woman on-the-go and many mornings have caught me running out the door without finishing all of my makeup. A missing lip, a skipped shadow, a shiny forehead or even a smudged liner can all be left behind in the morning but they can all be addressed by a few truly great purse-friendly beauty products. 

Today, I'm sharing 3 of my Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products That I Can't Put Down, my purse friendly favourites. 

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs | labellesirene.ca

1. A Fuss-Free Lip - 

When you have a busy day ahead of you, with who knows how many cups of coffee in your future, you need a lip that you can apply once and not have to worry about until you take it off. In my opinion, that means you need a trusty foolproof liquid lipstick in that bag of yours. Depending on the brand, formulation, and applicator they can be the easiest option to apply and wear for a long day. Personally I love the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink, the Smashbox Always On, The Physicians Formula Healthy Lip or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs | labellesirene.ca

2. A Perfecting Powder - 

A powder compact is not just for my oily-skin gals, no matter what type of complexion you have it is always a good idea to carry a powder in your purse. For quick touchups, for a shiny forehead, for a spot on the chin or even for little makeup mistakes. You can use a powder to correct smudged liner, a lipstick that travelled outside the lines, blush that wasn't blended properly and a number of other beauty errors. My favourite powder for day to day and to carry with me at all times is my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade Fair 1. 

3. A Compact Palette - 

We all do our makeup in different orders but I have found that most of us tend to start with our base and move on to our eyes and lips last. I like to spend the most of my time on my face and really concentrate on properly blended skin so I often run out of time and my eyeshadow gets left behind. I usually end up throwing my favourite travel palette and a crease brush into my purse so I can quickly throw on a couple of shades to pull everything together. My current favourite choice is the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat

Gal On-The-Go | 3 Must Have Busy-Gal Beauty Products I Can't Put Down | Travel Friendly, Purse Friendly Favs | labellesirene.ca

What are your must have on-the-go products?


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Saturday, 5 May 2018

I Got It For My Mama | The BEST Beauty Gifts For The Leading Lady In Your Life | Gift Guide

I Got It For My Mama | The BEST Beauty Gifts For The Leading Lady In Your Life | Gift Guide | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Mother's Day is just a week away and it's the perfect time to really treasure the mama in your life and show her how to treat herself - even if that's you! 

I know from watching all of the beautiful mama's in my life that your own personal care and needs are often put on the back burner. Spending time and money on things like makeup, skincare and self-care is made less important than everything else on your plate. 

So why not take this opportunity to spoil the leading lady in your life with something that is just for her! 

I've rounded some of the best beauty gifts that would make any mama feel like a million bucks without having to spend it! I've got skincare, tools, makeup, fragrance, and pamper products. 

1. An all-in-one cheek palette for glowing skin -

2. A 3 step skincare system for glowing skin - 

3. A signature scent - 

4. A luxury set of rose bath and body care - 

5. A specialty scented candle - 

6. An aromatic atmosphere - 

7. A good for you gift - 

8. A luxury lipstick - 

9. An at-home spa experience - 

10. A nourishing lip treatment - 

11. A tropical coconut skincare experience - 

12. A set of rose gold brushes - 

What are you going to treat your Mama to?



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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Spring has FINALLY arrived, the sun is beaming, the birds are singing and it is a glorious 20 degrees! That means it's time to break out all of the peachy pink, golden glow products that help you bring that sunshine-y feeling into your makeup. 

There is just something about a radiant peachy cheek colour that screams spring to me, its perfect for light makeup days with just a glowy flush of colour or layered for a more intense peachy sheen. Think of pairing a more simple peachy-pink blush with minimal shimmer and a pink lip for everyday or try something with a little more punch and nude gloss for a night out. 

My original go-to peachy pink blush is Benefit's Dandelion. A beautiful pale pink with a slight peachy tone and a radiant finish. It is the perfect spring or summer blush with just a hit of colour and luminosity that brightens the face right up! 

Dandelion has been a favourite for years but then just last year Benefit released their GALifornia blush and it too became a must have for this time of year. GALifornia is a sunny golden pink that blends a bright pop of pink with a shimmering gold for a true sun kissed glow. 

This year, Benefit Cosmetics has compiled my must have spring shades into one convenient palette along a few other favourite and a brand new blush to top it all off! 

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review | labellesirene.ca

The Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Palette ($78 CAD/$59 USD - $190 value/$145 value) is a limited edition cheek palette that features 4 of their bestselling boxed powders including Dandelion, GALifornia, Rockateur (a beautiful rose gold mauve), Hoola (their award winning matte bronzer) and one brand new release - Gold Rush! 

The Blush Bar is an annual treat from Benefit that gives you the opportunity to try the best of their powders without breaking the bank. An individual boxed blush goes for $38 CAD, so for the cost of two you get five gorgeous options all in one travel friendly palette. The best bit is, the pans in this palette are equivalently sized to their individual counterparts so you truly get the best bang for your buck! 

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review | labellesirene.ca

This year, the ballerina themed palette is all about those summery cheeks with a range of pinky-peach shades and a good dose of subtle shimmer. While all of the shades in the palette work together and have similar hues, they are all quite different and the palette gives you a ton of versatility. 

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review | labellesirene.ca

The newest addition to the Benefit Boxed Blush family and the star of this palette is Gold Rush ($38 CAD/$29 USD). A rich "golden nectar" otherwise known as a peachy shade infused with fine golden foiled flecks for a subtle, sophisticated sheen. The blush comes with  an embossed golden nugget design and a strong metallic overspray that gradually lifts away and doesn't effect the look or the wear of the blush. There is a refined gold foil shimmer dispersed throughout the blush but it is no where near as strong as the overspray suggests. 

The overall effect is a beautiful warm peach that blends out to a pearly gold finish and a healthy beachy glow. Think golden goddess washed up in the Bahamas. It's ideal for fair or light-medium skin tones but won't necessarily show up on you naturally sunkissed babes. 

The formula is just as wonderful as all other boxed blushes, it is smooth and ultra creamy and has a natural finish. The pigment is buildable but not super strong (which I actually prefer) but blends seamlessly into the skin. 

Peachy Sheen - My Favourite Spring Ready Blushes From Benefit | Benefit Cosmetics' NEW Blush Bar Palette & Gold Rush Boxed Blush | Review | labellesirene.ca

The Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar Palette and the new Gold Rush Boxed Blush are what my spring beauty dreams are made of. What about you? Which Benefit Cosmetics Boxed Blush is your fav?




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