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POTD (products of the day) Featuring NARS

Every now and then (when I remember) I do a video diary of the products I used during the day. It’s a way for me to keep track of what products I like and which ones to avoid. It’s also a fun to share product review with others. For this July sunny friday, the products are all beauty and cosmetic related and therefore I thought I’d post them here on my style blog. Below is a product list and links of the items featured in the video.

1. Guerlain KissKiss

2. Infinite Aloe Skin Care

3. Sephora Colorful Blush

4. Degree with sea salt

5. co bigelow mentha lip shine

6. Coverfx foundation

7. bath and body signature vanilla berry

8. NARS orgasm illuminator

9. Palmer’s coco butter with vitamin e

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Why TheCosmetist.com is not your average beauty website

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The internet is strewn with beauty blogs and cosmetic websites but most of them are not owned and operated by real pharmacists or cosmeticians. The Cosmetist.com however is one blog where you can get beauty advice from a doctor of pharmacy. I learned about this website not long ago, but I’m already a fan of it for a several reasons.

1. Written by a real cosmetician. The fact that this blog is kept by a doctor makes it stand apart from a majority of the beauty blogs out there. To use myself as example, I love beauty products but I’m not a pharmacist. There’s information that I can’t share with my readers because I’m not privy to it. The Cosmetist on the other hand  offers great advice that only someone who has worked in the industry would know, making it a trusted source for cosmetic and skin care information.

2. Highly Informative. The blog is dedicated to bringing you information about beauty and skin care, and it’s one of the most informative blogs I’ve come across for this industry.  The Cosmetist hails from France, and if there’s one thing most of us can agree on it’s that French beauty care is renowned. French pharmacists know their stuff and can ensure you make the right decisions for your beauty regime. If you can’t go to a French pharmacy, then head over to the website to get some of the best information about cosmetics and anti-aging.

3. Wonderfully written. You may be thinking that a website written by a doctor will be an overly complicated bore to read, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Cosmetist brings you information and awareness in an amusing, lighthearted, easy to understand style of writing. Even if you aren’t a die hard makeup fan you can enjoy this website simply for the posts. Each article is humorous, inspiring as well as informative.

4. Answers your questions. One of the favorite aspects of this website is that you can send in your own beauty and cosmetic related questions to be answered. Not many beauty bloggers do this. Most beauty bloggers simply write about their hauls and give product reviews, but don’t go out of their way to solve the beauty related issues of their readers. This is how I feel a real beauty website should be. It should connect with its readers and be willing to answer their questions the way The Cosmetist does.

If you want sound beauty advice, from a real doctor then you need to visit The Cosmetist and sign up for it’s newsletter. You’ll get great advice and inspiration to keep you looking and feeling beautiful.

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Boho meets glam at artstylegem.com

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Summer is often considered a time to dress casually, but with wedding season, graduation and many festivals and events held in summer, it’s also a time to amp up your style and add some unique beautiful jewelry like the ones found at artstylegem, a webshop that offers beautifully designed pieces for your special and glamorous occasions.

Brides to be can find necklaces, bracelets, and earring that will help make you look unforgettable. The best part is it can be done without breaking the bank. I found some exquisite pieces for just $60, which is perfect for my student budget. Don’t let the affordable price fool you though, these are quality pieces. Artstylegem uses authentic Bohemian Garnet for the jewelry, which has 3 hallmarks of authenticity and certification.

The gem is a beautiful firey red that easily catches people’s attention and is said to give it’s wearer strength. It’s highly desirable for jewelry pieces because of it’s color is unmatched by other gems. The process of extracting them is also environmentally safe and sustainable. Bohemian Garnet is linked with Czech culture and is actually forbidden as a raw import, unless set in readywear pieces. Thus possessing one of these Czech made jewelries is something to treasure.

Now I may not be a bride, but I am someone that loves accessorizing my outfits with jewelry, if you are you’re going to love the items on artstylegem.

The webshop offers beautiful statement necklaces perfect for a summer gala, and lovely boho rings and bracelets for everyday wear. The boho trend is very big this season and brides, grads and other stylish femmes are eagerly seeking the right jewelry for their bohemian themed look. Artstylegem offers a large selection of pieces just for your needs.

However, if you’re more into classic sophisticated jewelry, you’ll find plenty of options on the website too. There is something to suit everyone’s style and taste. All the products are made out of pure silver with the choice of 2 coatings on top of the silver: gold or rhodium (part of the platinum family).

Canadian fashionistas can also celebrate the fact that the webshop offers free delivery across Canada.

Whether you have some important summer event to glam up for or you simply love looking perfectly accessorized all year long, I recommend visiting artstylegem for your jewelry needs. Their pieces are top quality, stylish, and affordable.

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The Best Resource For UK Sample Sales

samplesaleuk Who doesn’t love a good sale? Finding a good sale however is sometimes easier said than done, but if you’re lucky enough to live to in the UK then you can make use of samplesaleguide.co.uk a website dedicated to bringing you some of the best deals in the country.

What is a sample sale?

For those that don’t know, sample sales are like flash sales, where shops unload merchandise at a fraction of the price. The best part about these sales is the fact that they are often held by designer top-notch brands, meaning you’re getting quality products or garments for much less. The disadvantage is these sales are often on a strict time limit. Sometimes just a few hours, which is why missing out can be real shame. This is why samplesaleguide.co.uk is such a great website. You’ll never have to miss a sale again.

Don’t miss out!

If you’ve ever missed out on a great deal you know the feeling. It just leaves you feeling disappointed and down, especially if it’s a brand you really love. But for lucky UK shoppers they can avoid that feeling by signing up for the newsletter at samplesaleguide.co.uk and be alerted of the next great deal. The website is very well organized and lists samples sales and outlet stores in the area. One can easily browse to find designers, stores, and even sites that have discounts.

Another unique addition to the site is  the map feature which allows you to map your shopping route for a day of sale hunting. Why don’t more websites have this? It’s a genius idea!

If you’re in the UK and love a good sale you need to visit and sign up for samplesaleguide.co,uk It will not only save you a bundle, but will introduce you to some amazing brands and designers.

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ElleStyles is Bringing Sexy Back

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Summer is in the air and summer always reminds me of partying and dancing at the clubs, and if you’re going to have a fun sexy night out or in, you’re going to need the right dress for the occasion. While browsing, I learned about ElleStyles, which is a  cool website to find the hottest dresses and accessories.

ElleStyles is the go to place to find everything you need to help you look and feel sexy at really affordable prices. On the site, you can find dresses for clubbing or a date; you can also find swimwear, sexy costumes, lingerie and accessories. I personally have never seen one website that offers all of the above, and this is why I wanted to bring it to your attention.

This website is really well thought out and cleverly anticipates a buyers needs. Very often, if you’re looking for sexy wear, you’re not just looking for a sexy dress, you need lingerie and fun accessories too. ElleStyles understands its consumers and thought ahead as to what type of stock users would be looking for.

Above are a few examples of what you can find on ElleStyles, but one thing you quickly see, and what makes it fun to shop, is the variety. From casual dresses to skirts and shorts, there’s just so much to choose from. Again, it goes back to thinking ahead and understanding the buyer–something that not many webshops bother to do these days.

If you are looking for sexy dresses, flirtatious clubwear, or the perfect string bikini, ElleStyles is the place to look. Their clothes are affordable and they offer a great variety.

Also, don’t forget to check out their facebook page to learn more about them

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Why everyone is talking about Punch Skin care

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I must be living under a rock, because this amazing skin care product, Punch Skin care, almost slipped under my radar. I noticed it on Amazon and one of the first things that stood out were its rave review. Everyone seems to love this product! With my curiosity peaked, I had to find out what made Punch so special.

Now, Punch Skin care has a line of different products, but I’m focussing on the moisturizer.

Looking at the ingredients, I could tell this was a premium product. To list just a few of the good for your products found in this moisturizer: organic witch hazel, organic grape seed extract, organic sesame seed extract, Vitamin A, and dandelion leaf extract. No wonder people were seeing amazing skin transforming results. These ingredients on their own can do wonders for the skin. But combined they greatly improve the look and feel of your skin.

How can Punch Moisturiser help your skin?

1. Cell Renewal: This moisturizer contains small protein peptides that stimulate cell renewal and strengthen collagen fibres. This is important in fighting the ageing process. As we get older, our skin loses it’s elasticity but with the help of these protein peptides you can give your skin a more toned appearance, which makes it look fuller, firmer, and younger.

2. Antioxidants: Young or old, female or male,  everyone needs to be concerned with stimulating antioxidant production in your skin. It is not only important for keeping your skin looking healthy, but it’s essential for protecting you against sun damage. Punch Skin care kept this in mind and thus their moisturizer helps to increase natural antioxidant production.

Bonuses

This product is oil free. This is important to me because, as someone whose skin is oily and breaks out easily, I can use this worry free knowing that I’m not adding to an existing skin problem.

A little goes a long way. On amazon this product is 27.55 but don’t let that turn you off. A little goes a long way! You only need a small thumb size amount to get the effects of this moisturiser.

I’m glad I joined the band wagon on this one, and can see why so many women and men are giving it a five star rating. It’s hard to find any fault with this product or company. Give Punch a try if you are looking for a high quality moisturizer that will make your skin beautiful.

Visit their website to learn more about their other products

Punch Skin care moisturizer can be found on Amazon

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Why you should love LoveNathalie.com

Looking for the latest fashion trends to help build your summer wardrobe? Then you need to check out lovenathalie.com. This webshop is a one stop shop for this season’s fashions. But here are some more reasons for why you should love this great site.

1. Duty free shipping. If you’ve ever been stuck with a fee after paying for shipping, you know how wonderful it is to be able to receive your package without paying extra for it.

2. No ground shipping costs. Canadians can rejoice at the fact that lovenathalie.com offers free ground shipping! This is a big deal because in many cases Canadians get the short end of the stick when it comes to shipping fees, where they are often left with hefty shipping charges that take away from the bliss of online shopping. Thus, it’s great to know that Love Nathalie will ship your package in 3-7 business days for free if it’s ground shipping.

3. The hottest trends of the season. Fashionistas and trend setters will love this webshop for being on top of the latest fashion trends for the season. It’s the perfect site for those that want to look trendy, modern, and seem ahead of the fashion game.

4. Easy to navigate website: Site navigation is important for everyone. Clunky cluttered websites just aren’t fun to shop, even if they have great items. Thankfully, Love Nathalie has a simple clean and modern theme that makes browsing enjoyable.

5. Great videos to see how the clothes look and move in real life: This is perhaps one of my favorite things about the site. It makes it stand apart from countless other websites in the same field and category. For each fashion item, you get to see a video of what the clothes look like on. This is extremely helpful for an online shopper! How often have you bought something only to be disappointed that it was nothing like the picture? With a the fashion video you can better gauge if it will look good on you or how it look in real lighting.

6. Promotes a positive body image: It’s also important to note that the model used in the video is not overly skinny. Thus, you get to see how the clothes look on a woman who has curves. Often times, websites and magazines will use a model that is so slender that many women cannot relate and cannot imagine themselves in the clothes. With Love Nathalie however, you see that regardless of your body shape, you can and will look stunning

7. Win a giveaway! I saved the best for last. Lovenathalie.com is currently holding a giveaway with some lovely prizes that I would love to get my hands on. This is reason enough to check out the website.

I highly recommend visiting lovenathalie.com if you want the latest trends, at great prices. You can also learn more about the company by following their facebook page.

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Why I love Jewelry Closet Collection

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 If you are someone that likes members only shopping sites then you’ll be happy to learn about Jewelry Closet Collection. Much like sites such as Gilt and Ideeli, you first have to sign up, or sign in, before you can browse this lovely boutique. Jewelry Closet Collection is stocked with a number of fashion forward, beautiful, and head turning jewelry to complete any outfit. Now, I’ll be honest, when I first visited the store front I was confused. But that’s because I was not familiar with the concept of members only shopping sites and all their benefits.

Shopping at a members only store like Jewelry Closet Collection allows you to find up and coming designers as well as trendy pieces at great prices. This is done by the weekly flash sales that the site holds. These sales are fun and really give you a rush as you search for the perfect piece to complete your look at prices you’d be hard pressed to beat. It doesn’t cost a cent to become a member, so you really have nothing to lose. Whats more, joining the site can save you a bundle on your accessories and jewelries. As a student, I’m always looking for ways to save. But I don’t want to sacrifice my sense of style to do that.

Jewelry Closet Collection is great place to find statement necklaces, sophisticated earrings, unique conversational bracelets and other charming accessories to add to your jewelry collection, your style tool kit and fashion wardrobe.

Shops like these make online shopping fun again. Pieces sell out fast, but that’s part of what makes it so thrilling. When you find and buy an item that is quickly going out of stock or you find a great deal on a beautiful designer piece of jewelry you feel victorious.

Maybe you’re like me and are new to membership sites, or you have always loved them; regardless I highly recommend visiting Jewelry Closet Collection. You’ll find amazing pieces and great prices.

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Where to get Phytoceramides in Canada

phytoceramidesA male model wisely advised me to take care of my skin in my twenties because it will be be my skin in my forties. I think there’s a misconception among young people that they don’t need to worry about their skin or concern themselves with things like anti-ageing or keeping their skin looking young. But the fact is, nobody’s skin stays “young” forever. When you’re twenty you may not consider what products you can invest in to help you maintain your youth or slow down your skin’s ageing process but nearly every woman I’ve met over 35 begins to look for ways to get back their skin’s youth and these days men are also joining in as they try to avoid the appearance of growing older. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with ageing and no your skin does not have to look “forever 21” but healthy looking skin boosts your confidence. Also, taking care of your skin is a healthy habit to get into.

There are a lot of products on the market, but one of the most talked about and effective is phytoceramide. What is phytoceramide? Ceramides are things we naturally have in our skin, but lose as we age. The loss of ceramides causes you to lose that plumpness and youthfulness that you have in your skin when you’re younger. The idea of ceramide supplements is not new. They have been in topical solutions and have been used in parts of Asia for years. Now however, the FDA has approved phytoceramides in Canada. Phyto means it’s a plant derivitive. It’s made into a supplement that puts it back into your skin and helps to hydrate the skin from the inside out. Many Doctors, even Doctor Oz, highly recommend taking phytocermaides for your skin’s health.

You may be thinking, great where can I get?! Because those were my thoughts when I learned about the benefits of this little supplement. Phytoceramidescanada.ca/ not only carries the supplement they have created a better formula that helps your skin from both the inside and outside. They offer a Revitol Phytoceramides that is now toted as the best anti-aging cream. Revitol contains key ingredients that include Matrixyl and Hyaluronic acid, together they work at penetrating deep into the skin to make it firm it and give it a youthful glow. The phytoceramides and revitol duo that can be found at phytocermacidescanada.ca give you a facelift without the pain or cost of seeing a plastic surgeon. The website offers a 90 day money back guarantee and the product has rave review from customers.

The product offers dramatic results on deep wrinkles, so if you have been battling with wrinkle creams, or know someone that has this will finally resolve the problem. You can visit the website today to get more information and ask for a trial.

 

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Find Qaulity Accessories at Wholesale Prices at JewelryBund

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What’s the fastest way to change your outfit without actually changing your outfit? Accessorize. When I was doing my little black dress challenge, I learned that adding some jewelry or a cute scarf could instantly deceive others into thinking I was wearing a different a dress. Accessories also help to make your wardrobe versatile. If there’s one thing chic women have in common, it’s their ability to accessorize. For a while, I didn’t add too many accessories to my wardrobe because I felt they were expensive. I’d see a girl with a lovely necklace tying her look together and feel I couldn’t afford something similar. That was until I found out about jewlerybund.com

Jewelrybund.com is an online wholesale accessory shop that has a plethora of options to help you accessorize your outfits. On the site you’ll find earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even hair accessories all at affordable and wholesale prices.

I’m someone who loves wholesale supply sites. It not only lets you find great items for less, they ship right to your door. You can save 50-85 percent on quality jewelry by shopping with jewelrybund.com. They are even willing to price match. If you find a company offering a better deal than theirs you can simply email or live chat them and they will offer you a lower price. There are not a lot of wholesale accessory shops that are willing to do that.

Another thing I like about jewelrybund.com is they stand by their customer service and allow the customers to get in touch with a real person should they need to. After all, the most important aspect of business is customer service. It’s one thing to get a great deal on an item, but what happens when you need support. Suddenly, that great price doesn’t seem worth it if you’re left without answers to your questions.

The only thing I didn’t like about the site is that I was not able to find the shipping price prior to ordering. I like to have an idea of how much my entire order is going to cost me, but I overlooked this minor flaw because the prices were amazing. A girl can buy enough accessories to wear the same dress all month and have no one notice.

There is so much to choose from that one can get overwhelmed, but the site is very easy to navigate and well organized. One of the pieces I immediately gravitated towards was the waterdrope style necklace. I love statement necklaces, and at less than $3.00 how can any girl pass it up.

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I get crazy over rings, so it was no surprise to me that I overfilled my cart with several from the site. Jewelrybund.com has some of the loveliest and most unique rings I’ve seen.

If you are looking for an affordable quick way to spice up your outfits, I highly recommend visiting jewelrybund. They have an expansive collection of accessories at wholesale prices.

You can learn more about them by checking out the links below.

www.jewelrybund.com

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