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Hello, beauty lovers. Today I have a review of the Sealuxe Ritual Rose Bath Tea. I purchased this product at the One of a Kind Show in March; you can read my event coverage of that here. The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of stress, change, and craziness, and I needed something to help relax me and my muscles. Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was on a bus when it was in an accident, so my body was particularly hurting the night I decided to use this stuff.

I love innovative bath products. I also love bath products that use high-quality ingredients. The Sealuxe Ritual Rose Bath Tea smells incredible upon the first sniff. There’s a blend of sea salt and Himalayan salt, seaweed, rose petals and rosebuds. A reusable muslin tea bag is included with your purchase. Fill up the bag with the bath tea and throw it in a full tub to steep. The salt water will help relieve sore muscles and joints while the beautiful scent of rose will help relax you. I also never have a bath without a good glass of wine, and I have photographic evidence of that.

Final Thoughts?

After soaking in the tub, I felt mentally and physically relaxed. I believe in taking salt baths for sore muscles, so this type of product was right up my alley. Sealuxe has several different kinds of bath tea to choose from, and I will definitely be checking out the other options. You can purchase the Sealuxe Ritual Rose Bath Tea here. Sealuxe also has some great skincare. I recommend checking that out as well, and I talk about their Seaweed Face Mask in my May 2018 Beauty Favorites video!

What are your favorite bath products? Have you tried anything innovative and fun lately?

The post REVIEW: Sealuxe Ritual Rose Bath Tea appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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May 2018 Beauty Favorites: The Body Shop, Sealuxe, Too Faced and More! - YouTube

Hi, everyone! I filmed this at 5:30am in the morning, and I forgot to take a thumbnail photo, so you get an awkward photo of me staring lovingly at my night cream. You’re welcome.

I hope you enjoy this video. Let me know down below what your favorite products are!

Thank you for watching!

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PRODUCTS USED:
The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Night Cream
Sealuxe Seaweed Mask
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

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Some links are affiliate links in order to support my blogging and makeup habits. Nothing will ever deter me from giving an honest review and being authentic with people. My authenticity means the most to me.

The post May 2018 Beauty Favorites: The Body Shop, Sealuxe, Too Faced and More! appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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Chatty Get Ready with Me: Spring Pink Makeup Look - YouTube

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve sat in front of the camera, so please sit and get ready with me and enjoy this spring makeup look!

Thank you for watching!

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PRODUCTS USED:
BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation
BECCA Brightening Under-Eye Corrector
Tarte Shape Tape
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Brow Drama in Deep Brown: your local drugstore
Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara: Shoppers Drug Mart
Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 020
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in Madeleine
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

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Some links are affiliate links in order to support my blogging and makeup habits. Nothing will ever deter me from giving an honest review and being authentic with people. My authenticity means the most to me

The post VIDEO: GRWM Spring Makeup Look appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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SPRING MAKEUP LOOK: How Deep is Your Glow? - YouTube

Hi, everyone! My spring inspiration continues with this look here. I wanted to focus on a full-coverage look with glowing skin.

Thank you for watching!

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PRODUCTS USED:
BECCA Priming Filter Face Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
BECCA Brightening Under-Eye Corrector
Tarte Shape Tape
Josie Maran Liquid Argan Illuminizer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
NARS Blush in Torrid
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Maybelline Brow Drama in Deep Brown: your local drugstore
Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara: Shoppers Drug Mart
NakedFace Vanilla Kiss Lip Balm
NARS Lip Gloss in Chihuahua

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Some links are affiliate links in order to support my blogging and makeup habits. Nothing will ever deter me from giving an honest review and being authentic with people. My authenticity means the most to me

The post VIDEO: How Deep Is Your Glow? appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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Hi everyone! Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the One of a Kind Show here in Toronto. It was my first time attending, and I was pretty excited. For those of you who have never been, the One of a Kind Show is a place where artisans from Canada and the USA can sell their products. Everyone exhibiting at the show needs to be involved in the creation of their products in some way. Everyone is a small business, and they’re living their best creative life selling these beautiful items that you can’t pick up at a place like Ikea or Walmart. It makes the things you purchase much more special.

About the One of a Kind Show

The One of a Kind Show runs during the spring as well as Christmas time. The theme this year was cherry blossoms, and I was very impressed with how beautiful everything was. I mean, look at this eye-catching photo spot:

In addition to the great aesthetic of the show itself, everyone’s booths were put together meticulously and beautifully. The items on display had such a creative, unique vibe. I had to show some constraint in purchasing too much home decor, but I took some pictures of my favorite booths.

Bastone & Co – Located in Toronto

This was a cute booth with some cacti and succulents in these adorable stone plant holders. I bought one that was pink with a gold bottom, and I’m excited to place him on display on my window sill. The vendor unfortunately finished up her business with the One of a Kind Show and is moving on to another business venture, so I do not have her information on here.

Of course, me and my best friend, Elaine, ended up at the Craft Drinks bar for a while. There was craft beer, mead, wine, and some gin in 2 oz. samples. This was a cool spot because these brands were creating their own cocktails that were fun and creative.

Skincare

If I’m ever attending events like this, I can’t stay away from skincare. I love skincare, and I love researching brands that are handmade and innovative. This show did not disappoint, and here are some products I ended up going home with.

Eauné Antioxidant Facial Toner

This toner is formulated with Sea Buckthorn, Chamomile, Green Tea, and Lemongrass. I have been using it all week, and I love the consistency of it. It smells strongly of the lemongrass, but I’m a fan. It picks up leftover cleanser on my face and preps my skin beautifully for my serums and moisturizer. I will write a more in-depth review after I’ve used it for longer. You can purchase it here, and the prices are very reasonable. This retails for $18CAD.

Sealuxe Seaweed Mask

The Sealuxe Seaweed Mask comes as a powder. Mix this in your hand with water to form a paste, and then leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Each bottle holds four face masks and retails for $12CAD. I have used this once, and my results were incredible. My skin was the softest it’s ever been, it felt clean, rejuvenated, and healed. Sealuxe is onto something. I also purchase their bath tea, but it’s not pictured yet, as I left it at a friend’s house. You can purchase the Seaweed Mask here and the Bath Tea here.

Watercolor Art

The top priority on my list was getting things for my apartment walls. My walls are bare and an off-white color, and they need some love. I’ve been very picky about the vibe I want on my walls. Once I came across The Art of Marina’s booth, I knew this was what I was looking for. I love the feel of her prints, and she was the nicest human ever. These are 11″x17″ and I still need to pick up frames for them. They’re so beautiful though, I can’t rush to pick out frames–I need the perfect ones. If you want to check out more of her work, you can find her here.

Final Thoughts

I cannot wait for the One of a Kind Show during Christmas time. I feel like it might be very busy, but I’m excited about it. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchases. I was introduced to new brands and companies that I can follow and purchase from down the road as well. My little apartment still needs some love, so I’ll be looking up these vendors again soon!

The post One of a Kind Show Spring 2018 appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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March 2018 Favorites: Essence, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Dior! - YouTube

Hi, everyone! I hope you enjoy my favorite products from March 2018! We have some makeup that I’ve been wearing on the regular! Let me know your favorites below!

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Products mentioned:
DIOR Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum
BECCA Backlight Priming Filter
Essence Forbidden Volume Rebel Mascara
Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

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Some links are affiliate links in order to support my blogging and makeup habits. Nothing will ever deter me from giving an honest review and being authentic with people. My authenticity means the most to me

The post VIDEO: March 2018 Favorites: Essence, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Dior! appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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Casual Office Makeup Look Slay - YouTube

Hi, everyone! This is my go-to office look–what I like to call a casual office slay. While I don’t wear makeup to work every day, this is what I wear when I do a full face.

Also, we have a great cameo from the one and only Bauer again! #ThugLife

Let me know what you wear to work!

Music by Ryan Little
Song title: Ballet
License: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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It’s that time of year where the weather changes, and I yearn for a bronze glow. I don’t use tanning beds because of the harsh effects it has on the skin, so my other options are self-tanner and spray tans. We’re going to talk about spray tans. Have you had a spray tan before? I’ve had one by several different people before over the course of several years. I’ve never had a terrible spray tan experience before, but I’ve never been truly amazed by them either. Then I got the opportunity to try Brazil Bronze by Bronzed By Bloom.

What is Brazil Bronze?

Brazil Bronze is a water-based spray tan formula with DHA, hyaluronic acid, resveratrol, and vitamin C & D. It makes the skin soft and smooth upon application unlike oil-based or alcohol-based formulas. Oil-based formulas can clog pores and alcohol-based formulas can dry out the skin. Brazil Bronze uses superior artisanal and matrix colour processing to match the tan to any person’s skin tone.

I asked Emily why this formula specifically wouldn’t make me orange. The formula doesn’t include beta-carotene, which can make you look orange. If you think about it, beta-carotene is what is in carrots and sweet potatoes that gives it their color, so it makes sense that formulas with that base would make your skin orange.

My Spray Tan Experience

Emily, the owner of Bronzed by Bloom, greeted me when I arrived. It’s situated on the top floor of a cute hair salon in trendy Queen West here in Toronto. I filled out a release form, and she answered my questions and concerns confidently. I was then lead to a room to undress and prep for my spray tan.

Emily prepared the spray tan formula and took it upon herself to mix more undertone into the solution to give me a better skin tone match. She was knowledgeable about all different skin tones and was comfortable explaining her process to me. I’m grateful for this because I have a yellow-olive undertone, and some tanning products can make me look orange. The color she used for me was perfect, and I am a great shade of bronze right now.

I opted to go topless because I didn’t have a tiny bikini top, but I did wear underwear. She sprayed my back and then my front, moving my arms and legs around to get an even application. The spray was very gentle and even. I could feel my skin responding well to the formula. It immediately felt softer and more hydrated. Afterwards, I dried myself with an air hose before putting on loose sweatpants and a sweater. I was advised to not wear a bra for a few hours so the tan wasn’t disturbed, so I took an Uber home for comfort.

How should I prepare for a spray tan?

Getting a spray tan isn’t necessarily high-maintenance but it does require a bit of prep before and after.

  • Exfoliate the night before to ensure an even application. It should be water-based–not oil-based. This will scrub away dead skin and make your tan last longer.
  • Keep your skin clean of moisturizer, deodorant, perfume, and other products before your appointment. You want your skin to be as clean and fresh as possible without additional product buildup and oils
  • Shave the night before your spray tan. I usually shave right after I exfoliate to ensure a super-close shave. Don’t shave after your spray tan as this will affect the length of your tan.
  • If you prefer to wax, do it the day before and ensure all wax is removed before your appointment
  • Wear whatever you feel comfortable in during your appointment. Go full nude, wear a thong, or wear a triangle bikini if you want tan lines.
  • Never be afraid to ask your technician questions. They are knowledgeable and passionate about their business. They will help you get the best results possible.
What about after the spray tan?
  • Don’t shower, get wet, or exercise for 8 hours after your appointment
  • Hair and nail appointments should wait for 24 hours after your spray tan
  • Keep your skin moisturized to increase the length of your tan and to prevent the tan from cracking
  • Use gentle soaps to cleanse and avoid loofahs, puffs, and washcloths.
Final Thoughts

I would definitely recommend Brazil Bronze and Bronzed by Bloom to those in the Toronto area looking for a great spray tan. My results are natural looking, and my skin feels amazing. Emily is a perfectionist with the application and very attentive to detail. You can tell she is passionate about what she does and takes pride in her work.

The post Spray Tan 101 – Brazil Bronze Review appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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After being sick in a bed for a few days, I was delighted to get invited to an event here in Toronto on International Women’s Day. The weather in Toronto has been up and down. Currently, it is holding at that weird temperature where you can’t dress for winter, but you can’t dress for spring. This is how I transition from winter to spring.

The event was at the trendy Drake Hotel on Queen West, and it was to celebrate womanhood and to educate women on their vaginas while benefitting Sistering, a women’s shelter. I didn’t get much footage of the event because I was taking in the information and interacting with other attendees, but I did get some outfit pictures before and after the fun event.

The Dress

Dress: H&M – Boots: Toolips

Hoop Earrings: Ardene – Bracelet: Kate Spade

On International Women’s Day, what is fiercer than a fantastic leopard print? I purchased this dress a few years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. Back in 2016, I gained some weight and it didn’t fit properly. The dress fits like a glove again after losing the gained weight this past year.

There’s something about these boots that I love so much. They’re not available anymore, and the website I bought them from isn’t even up anymore. My favorite way to pair these boots is with a short skirt or shorts. I love the way it makes my silhouette look.

The Coat and Scarf

Scarf: H&M – Coat: ASOS – Bag: Jeanne Lottie

This coat from Asos was purchased a few years ago as well. I wish it was warmer, but that’s nothing a large scarf can’t fix. I’ve had this H&M scarf for two years, and I pair it with most of my coats. It has little sequins on it to give it some sparkle.

Final Thoughts

Transitioning from different temperatures can be difficult. My favorite way to dress for this? Thigh high boots with a little leg. What are your favorite season-transitioning tips?

The post STYLE: How I Transition from Winter to Spring appeared first on Lipstick and Laura.

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