• Las Vegas

    jane iredale Happy Together Holiday Collection

    A classy and sophisticated color-infused holiday launch from jane iredale! The clean beauty brand touts an arsenal of celebrity fans including Emma Watson, Zooey Deschanel, Carice van Houten, Gabrielle Union and more. The NEW Happy Together holiday collection features a party-ready mix of brilliant color, playful shimmer and dazzling shine alongside a philanthropic component as well!


    Let’s Party Eye Shadow Kit – $59

    Five super-saturated, universally wearable PurePressed® Eye Shadows with just a playful touch of shimmer.


    1. Spree – pale pink with subtle shimmer
    2. Wing-ding – plum with subtle shimmer
    3. Soiree – royal blue with subtle shimmer
    4. Shindig – shimmery jade green
    5. Hootenanny – shimmery chocolate brown


    • Highly pigmented, long-lasting and crease resistant.
    • Use wet or dry; apply colors alone, blended or layered.
    • Botanical extracts soothe, protect and nurture skin.Dance with Me Refillable Compact – $20

      Refillable rose gold compact embellished with elegant butterflies holds PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation, Bronzer Refills, PureMatte® Finish Powder Refill or Beyond Matte® HD Matifying Powder.


      • Elegant, mirrored, rose gold compact has a butterfly embellishment.
      • Close with a satisfying snap, keeping makeup fresh & protected.
      • Sleek, lightweight design is made of recyclable plastic.
      • High-shine finish is fingerprint resistant.
      • Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.

      Kiss and Tell Lip Stain/Gloss Kit – $49

      Long-lasting, saturated lip stains and a clear shimmer gloss for creating a variety of beautiful lip looks.



      1. Stain Craving – light salmon
      2. Stain Fascination – rosy pink
      3. Gloss Crystal – clear shimmer




      • Conditions & protects lips.
      • Non-feathering, stay-put color.
      • Wear alone for a matte look or add a glossy finish.


      • Conditioning, non-tacky formula gives a glossy shimmering finish.
      • No ingredients are petroleum-based.


      Limited Edition Butterfly Bag – $20

      A portion of the profits goes to SaveOurMonarchs, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the embattled monarch butterflies.



      • Original artwork by Gretchen Kelly designed exclusively for jane iredale.
      • Featured butterflies, Monarchs and Swallowtails, are native to Jane’s garden.
      • Zip-close pure cotton canvas bag with wipe-clean vinyl li
  • New York

    Review: Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara


    I initially received a sample size of this mascara at Sephora (100 Point Reward). I used up the sample in less than two weeks and rushed to my nearest Sephora to grab a full-size, only to learn that the store that I had visited was sold out 😓 I immediately went on the Tarte website and to my surprise, there was a sale on 😍 So, I bought two Tarteist Lash Paint Mascaras, without any hesitation, and this is why 😀

    I will begin by stating that I already have quite thick, dark and volumous curly lashes, so my purpose, with regards to using mascara, is to add more drama, length and volume as well as for lash separation. After applying one coat of this mascara, my lashes were instantly thicker, longer and more defined (in that there was more curl). However, this mascara, true to its name, has a paint-like consistency – it’ s thick!!! and takes longer than any other mascara I have ever used before to dry. While the mascara dries, it is crucial not to let your lashes touch your lids (especially if you have eyeshadow on!), as colour transfer is bound to happen and this product isn’t so simple to remove once it touches skin! I had to wait about 3 minutes before applying my second coat and thats when I really fell in love because I usually need at least 3 coats of mascara to achieve the look I go for and managed to get it in just 2 coats with Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara. Here is a picture of what my lashes looked like after two coats.


    I find I get better results when I apply this mascara after I have primed my eyelids and applied eyeshadow (I think the color that falls off and settles onto my lashes helps to build up the volume of the mascara).

    This mascara stays put on my lashes for about 8-10 hours before I notice particles of it on my face. It seems fairly easy to remove with a (preferably, an oil-based) face wash/cleanser, although I have struggled to find a makeup remover that can get rid of ALL traces of this mascara. Despite removing my makeup with built for make-up wipes, and washing and toning my face at night, some mornings, I still wake up with black crud in my eyes and on random parts of my face 😬

    Nonetheless, Tarte has outdone itself with this mascara which Tarte claims on its website is vegan friendly as well as safe for contact lens wearers.

    Have you tried this mascara? Share what you think 🙂

    Post originally featured on: https://empirikalsolutionz.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/review-tarte-tarteist-lash-paint-mascara/

  • New York

    Review: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost


    Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost ($47 CDN) is a new lightweight gel facial moisturizer that is water-based, packed with marine antioxidants as well as free of phthalates, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfates, gluten and parabens!!!

    The first time I tried a gel moisturizer was two years ago when I was in Hong Kong. I remember being enthralled with the rose scent and wishing  thatI could have re-purchased the product when it finally finished, but I was NOT willing to pay exorbitant customs charges and could not find a local supplier ☹

    A few weeks back, when I saw an advertisement for Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost on the Tarte website, I was hyped to learn it would be available in the Canadian market soon, because I couldn’t wait to test out this gel moisturizer.  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost was released alongside a line of other skincare (including SPF and a cleansing gel) as well as make-up products and brushes. The packaging for these items is super cute – gold embossing on turquoise, pink and purple!

    The moisturizer comes in a jar, which I prefer, since I can use as much as I need. However, be mindful not to leave lidded products open for too long as this usually compromises on their quality. The moisturizer is thick, clear and has a strong floral (lavender) fragrance.

    Once I applied the gel onto my freshly washed and toned face, I noticed that it felt very refreshing and hydrating. It also absorbed quickly and easily into my skin.

    I had no issues applying my regular makeup routine on top of this moisturizer although I did find that I looked “shinier” (the moisturizer I was using prior is advertised to reduce pores and sebum flow, and to be anti-shine and mattifying). I also used this as a PM moisturizer and found that my skin remained hydrated throughout the night.

    Although I am not sure I will disregard all moisturizers I have used before (nor can I say that I will refrain from trying new products on the market), I can safely say that since I’ve been re-introduced to the world of gel moisturizers, I don’t know if I could return back to cream moisturizers. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost really provides a boost of hydration to my skin and feels refreshing and light. Not to mention, this gel is packed with anti-oxidants.

    Currently, Rainforest of the Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost is only available either at Tarte.com, Sephora stores, or on Sephora.com

    If you’ve had experience with this product, please share your thoughts.

    Post originally featured on: https://empirikalsolutionz.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/review-tarte-rainforest-of-the-sea-drink-of-h20-hydrating-boost/

  • New York

    Princess Style Make Up Bags at Walgreens

    LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® teams up with Walgreens to offer another dreamy Disney collection of cosmetic bags – this time featuring Ariel, Mulan and Pocahontas. Available exclusively at Walgreens, the Dare to Dream collection contains six new cosmetic bags that will keep you styled like a Disney Princess on your next adventure!

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    This imaginative line including a weekender, organizer, clutch and round top purse kit is inspired by the ambitious spirits of these inspiring leading ladies. Known for durable, long-lasting and on-trend cosmetic bags, this latest collection blends these courageous characters and functional design to dare you to dream like a Disney Princess.

    The Dare to Dream collection retails between $7.99 and $11.99


  • New York

    Elite ESQIDO Lashes

    ESQIDO false eyelashes can be compared to the Bentley of lashes. It wasn’t my first time using lashes but it was these are elite-quality mink lashes!

    I noticed a difference right away from the soft edge, fluttery lightness and perfect arch!

    They were easy to put on and made a huge difference to my everyday make up routine.

  • New York

    New @BECCA_COSMETICS Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

    A pressed version of its iconic best-selling liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector, the NEWBECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed utilizes new technology that delivers fade-resistant colour impact with an incredibly soft and delicate creamy texture.  The unique formula also allows for a super controlled application.  Ultra-fine particles reflect light and illuminate darkened areas while Nylon-12 helps create a soft-focus effect. This product is perfect for use on both the face and body and makes contouring and highlighting a cinch!

    Pricing: $38 Available at Sephora and Sephora.com

    What I thought: Becca products are exquisite!  From the packaging to the formula to the brush and product – they seem to do everything right. I have no tried Becca products in the past except for at Sephora but always had this impression that this brand is for a lady who likes a natural look. This shimmering pressed powder gives a highlight to your very natural look.  It is not like a traditional bronzer with a lot of ‘tan’ colors and less pearly shimmer than Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick. This is the perfect in between that is great for a day look. Even if you are just going to the office. Rose Gold is such a beautiful trend for fall – and this is no exception!

    Rose Gold Becca