2 Days In Nice (+Monaco!) | Nice, France

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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This summer my boyfriend and I went on an epic Europe trip. And while the whole trip was amazing, there was something about Nice that stole my heart. I wanted to take some time to share with you some of what we did while we were away and share some tips about what to do and how to save money.

NYX Pin Up Pout Lipsticks

Monday, 25 September 2017

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NYX pin up pout lipstick review and swatches

NYX is a total rockstar when it comes to high quality products at a drugstore price point, so when any NYX product lands on my desk my expectations are already pretty high. However, these blew me out of the water. Keep reading for swatches and to see just why I love these new lip sticks so much!

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipsticks | Full Collection Swatched!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

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Too Faced Melted Latex Liquid Lipsticks

I feel like I have said this 1000 times this summer, but the warmer weather always has me reaching for lip glosses over matte liquid lipsticks. Recently Too Faced launched a new collection of Melted Latex Liquid Lipsticks, which more or less work out to being high coverage lip glosses. Keep reading for my lip swatches of the full collection and my thoughts on the formula!

Mary Kay Fall 2017 | Rosé Nudes & Smoky Greys

Saturday, 23 September 2017

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Technically yesterday was the first day of Fall-- however I am not yet reaching for my smokey plums and berry lips. I went for a walk yesterday for an hour and actually got a sun burn. But that being said, sooner or later we will be reaching for our fall jackets, and when the air gets cool and crisp I put away my corals in search of something a bit moodier. Recently Mary Kay was nice enough to send me their new fall launches, and I am really excited to be sharing them here with you today!

Séxūal Paris For Her & For Him by Michel Germain

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Séxūal Paris For Her & For Him by Michel Germain review

Nothing makes me happier than when I get a PR package that I can share with my boyfriend. I'm lucky to get a number of wonderful gifts in the mail every month, but it is always extra special when there is something I can share with him. I was delighted earlier this month to receive not one, but two of Michel Germain's scents. One for me, and one for him!


Pacifica Lip Balms

Saturday, 9 September 2017

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Its always handy to have a lip balm in your purse. Often enough my boyfriend will ask if I have one, or I will end up in a heavily air conditioned office that just dries me out (summer). In the winter, its the cold wind coming in off Lake Ontario that leave my face (and in particular my lips) dry and chapped. I tend to get bored of the traditional vanilla/mint/cherry combinations so I was excited when Pacifica's new collection landed on my desk!

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This fun new launch includes seven new lip balms and a lip scrub. Flavours include: Persian Cherry, Summer Kale, Bali Coconut, Cuban Mango, Hawaiian Banana, Indian Chai and Rainbow Watermelon.

Each of these balms is clear -- no tints here! They each have a very unique and distinct scent. In my opinion, Indian Chai is the most unique! I have never seen chai as a lip balm flavour, and I know that it will be a hit for those who love chai tea! Hawaiian Banana smelled just like the ear infection medicine I had as a kid, in the best possible way (I always loved the fact that it was banana flavoured. As a kid I had quite a number of ear infections and the banana medicine was comforting to me and made it all better).

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While each of the scents was lovely, Summer Kale was with out a doubt my favourite! This lip balm had the same refreshing, fruity green scent that the shampoo and conditioner that I fell in love with does! It is entirely unique among my lip balm and gloss collections, andI have been reaching for it over the last few weeks! My other favourite was Cuban Mango, because I love mangos. Of course wear time on a lip balm is nothing to write home about, however they are moisturizing and leave my lips feeling good!

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This collection also included a lip scrub. I like that the scrub can be used straight from the tube -- no dipping dirty fingers into a jar! It gets the scrubbing done without being too abrasive which I appreciate. I like to use this once or twice a week a the same time that I brush my teeth.

Pacifica always have the most inviting natural scents. Not only do they have fun names, but they are often in unique combinations. I am so happy that this lip balm collection is no different!

Have you had a chance to try anything from this collection? What do you think?

This collection can be purchased at Ulta for $4.99 USD each. This line is Ulta exclusive. They are 100% vegan, and cruelty-free.

Products sent for review, opinions remain my own!

Fab Fit Fun Fall 2017 Spoliers & Why I Switches To The Annual Subscription

Friday, 8 September 2017

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I haven't been this excited about my Fab Fit Fun box in a while. Actually... probably since last fall! I find that they do an excellent job on the fall box because they seem to  find the most lovely scarves! Keep reading to see why I switched to an annual subscription, and to see what I will be getting!

My Burberry Blush Eau De Parfum

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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My Burberry Blush Eau De Parfum review

If My Burberry is a busy, professional London executive, then My Burberry Blush is when she dons her favourite dress and attends a garden party with her high class peers (and in this image, the Duchess of Cambridge is in attendance with Princess Charlotte for a perfect girls day while William is off flying planes with George).

Nudestix All Over Face Colour | Bondi Bae & Illumi-naughty

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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Nudestix All Over Face Colour } Bondi Bae & Illumi-naughty

Ever since Nudestix hit the aisle at Sephora, I have been a fan of this homegrown Canadian brand. Recently they expanded away from their standard eye and lip crayons to include some products for the rest of our face. Today I am here with a quick review on their bronzer and highlighter! 

MAC Next To Nothing Foundation Review & Why Blog Posts Are More Than First Impressions

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

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The working title for this post is "MAC Next To Nothing Foundation Review & Why Blog Posts Are More Than First Impressions"...and ugh...I just don't even want to write it. I want to start off by saying that I have a fair bit of love for MAC as a brand, and that I really, really, really hate sharing negative reviews. But...........

Clinique x Jonathan Adler

Monday, 4 September 2017

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Clinique x Jonathan Adler


Earlier this summer Clinique launched a bright, bold, and beautiful collection with interior designer Jonathan Adler. Adler was inspired by "jet-set glamour" and as luck would have it, I received this collection at more or less the same time that I set off on my own whirlwind vacation.  While this post is up a litter later than I would like, I have zero regrets about my trip! He said that he wanted to reflect the luxury and beauty of iconic summer destinations. While he may not have named a lipstick after Barcelona, Morocco or Nice, this collection brings back wonderful memories of a perfect vacation.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Review

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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I've been an ipsy Glam Bag subscriber for quite a while, and I was always delighted when I would be lucky enough to get a product from IT Cosmetics. Up until very recently beauty lovers couldn't purchase IT anywhere in Canada. Well, august has been a pretty great month for a number of reasons, including the fact that Sephora started to carry IT. More than that... Sephora CANADA started to carry IT. Now if only we could get Lorac in Canada and I would be all set!

Marc Anthony Giveaway!!! 48 Hours Only!

Monday, 21 August 2017

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I have been using Marc Anthony hair products for years, and today I am excited to be bringing to you an exclusive, 48 hour giveaway (and a product review. But I know you are here for the giveaway ;) )

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers

Saturday, 19 August 2017

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guerlain bronzer review

When I think about Guerlain two thoughts come to mind: effortless bronze beauty, and one of my all time favourite scents, La Petite Robe Noire. This French perfume and cosmetics brand is among the oldest in the world. Today I am reviewing two of their summer 2017 releases: the Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contour Palette and the Terracotta Bronzing Powder.

EOS | More Than Just Lip Balm

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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EOS brand review

EOS (Evolution of Smooth) made a name for themselves with their popular lip balm spheres. Simply twist off the cap, apply the balm from the nub, and put the cap back on. I love how easy they are to find in my purse thanks to their unique shape -- and their affordable price point doesn't hurt. They even inspired a whole range of DIY products using their empty containers! However, you may not know that EOS actually makes some other pretty great personal care products.

Masque Bar by Look Beauty | Sleeping Mask

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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Lately I have found that the end caps at Shoppers Drug Mart are home to some pretty fantastic finds-- from the Nip & Fab collection, to Burts Bees, to this new(ish) addition: Masque Bar bu Look Beauty. Look Beauty seeks to find unique and effective beauty treats from around the world and to deliver them at an affordable price point.

Barcelona City Guide | Barcelona in 3 Days

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

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barcelona 3 day city guide

I recently got back from probably the best vacation I will ever get to go on in my life. I had the chance to visit so many cities that I had always dreamed of visiting, and one of those places was Barcelona! I've felt a desire to go there for the last few years. Something about tapas, the beach, and warm sunny weather just really pulled me in.

I Got A Lash Lift!

Monday, 14 August 2017

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Every now and again I get an opportunity to do something unexpected through my blog. I actually really enjoy getting to try new beauty services that I wouldn't otherwise in the name of blogging science: waxes, medical facials, and today, lash lifts.

Caudalie Vine Activ Collection Review

Saturday, 12 August 2017

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As a blogger there is absolutely nothing cooler than getting the chance to work with a brand that you loved before you are a blogger. Caudalie is one of my favourite skincare brands and this spring they launched a new serum, eye cream and moisturiser under the VINE [ACTIV] line.  

A Beautiful Afternoon In Covent Garden | Sassoon & Charlotte Tilbury

Friday, 11 August 2017

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There are some neighbourhoods across the world that are so iconic that you just know them. You just know that they are perfection. You just know that when you're in town you simply must stop by. SoHo in New York, Beverly Hills in LA, and Covent Garden in London. While I was somewhat aware of Covent Garden for a while, it became a must see spot when I learned that Charlotte Tilbury has has flagship store there.

The Jay Hotel by Happy Culture | Nice, France

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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the jay hotel nice review

My needs when it comes to a hotel are pretty basic. Clean, comfortable bed. Easy enough to check in and out of. Honestly I am in town to experience what the city has to offer, not to stay in my room. That being said... when the room is really comfortable, leaving it can be kind of hard. Keep reading to learn about my experience at the Hotel Jay in Nice, France.

HOURGLASS Girl Lip Stylo | Swatches & Story

Sunday, 6 August 2017

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Last winter I was at IpsyOS's Creator Day at Gen Beauty LA when I first had the chance to check out these beautiful (in more way than one) lippies. In a wide arrange of shades (neutrals for everybody, bold shades, you name it!) with a creamy formula, keep reading for swatches & my review!

Hotel Primero Primera | Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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Hotel Primero Primera Review English Barcelona

Have you ever stayed in a hotel that you have just never wanted to leave? Somewhere so comfortable, welcoming, and just plain nice, that you would love to stay just a few days longer? Welcome to Primero Primera in Barcelona!

PIXI BEAUTY | Face Mists

Sunday, 9 July 2017

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As you may know, I am currently on vacation! Today I am in London, England, and so I thought it would be fun to share a quick little post featuring one of my favourite British beauty brands! 

Created by Petra Strand, Pixi launched over 10 years ago at their flagship boutique in Soho London. Rooted in skincare, Pixi's iconic Glow Tonic put them on the map.  Toady I am excited to be sharing with you a review of three of their face mists!

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks | Summer Favourites

Friday, 7 July 2017

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick review swatches

Too Faced is well known for their Melted Liquid Lipsticks. They also make a really good quality matte liquid lipstick. Today I am here with some old favourites and some of their new launches from that line.

1 YEAR ON YOUTUBE GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

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Hello friends! About this time last year I launched my YouTube channel. Since then I have grown my subscriber base and my skills at creating videos! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by hosting a big giveaway!

FLIRT COSMETICS | Chic Happens Ombre Lip Duos

Monday, 3 July 2017

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One of the best parts for me about going to Generation Beauty is getting to discover new and upcoming brands. One of those brands that I discovered at Gen Beauty LA was Flirt Cosmetics! Owned by the Estee Lauder group of companies, this lip focused brand offers quality, on trend products. Keep reading for my thoughts on their new Ombre Lip Kits!

New Brushes | TANGLE TEEZER

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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You guys know I have hair for days! IfI had a dollar for every brush I have broken over the years, well let's just say I would have that $500 Dyson blow dryer. As a kid my hair was long and thick and bushy. Since then it has become longer, silkier and more manageable-- I think partly because of being an adult, and partly because I know how to manage it.

TINY DELIGHTS | Travel with Benefit Cosmetics

Friday, 30 June 2017

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We all know that Benefit just owns it when it comes to packaging. Somehow they just get everything right, and everything so, so pretty. With my big trip coming up (I leave a week today!) I have travel sized makeup on the mind. I always seriously overpack my makeup, and this time I am really trying to pack light. Thankfully Benefit and their adorable travel sets are coming to my rescue!

Cool Cucumber + Dill & Hello Jalapeno | Healthy Crunch Giveaway

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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I believe that everything is fine (when it comes to food) with moderation, which is why you don't usually see me getting super trendy with my meals. I like to eat healthy, but I like to eat. The last time I was talking about kale was actually a shampoo and conditioner review with Pacifica -- I reference this because I don't talk about healthy food just because its healthy. I talk about it when its yummy!

Pixi | 5 Favourites

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Remember that time that Target was in Canada? And we had Pixi, and Sonia Kashuk, and a big box store just filled with everything you don't need and yet at the same time need so badly. Well then Target left Canada (and with it a whole bunch of huge empty stores) and with it so did so many amazing brands. Target even made NYX easier to get! Thankfully Shoppers Drug Mart has stepped up to the plate, and not only is NYX availiable in most locations, but so is Pixi! With so many amazing products to choose from (seriously, narrowing it down to 5 was hard!) today I am here to share with you my five favourite products from Pixi!

Generation Beauty Toronto 2017 | What each brand gave out

Friday, 23 June 2017

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Hello and welcome to my Generation Beauty Toronto 2017 post where I will tell you (to the very best of my ability) who is giving out what. Obviously I just want a quick disclaimer that while I will try my best to be accurate, this is totally subject to change and subject to the brands.

Busy as a Bee | Hillcrest Mall

Thursday, 22 June 2017

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Blogging has opened me up to quite a number of unique experiences that I don't think I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. Meeting a contestant on the bachelor? Thanks Laneige! Being surprised by a celebrity at a beauty class? I have Make Up Forever to thank! Getting literally the same PR box as countless HUGE YouTubers? Merci beaucoup Too Faced! But in terms of straight up the strangest, most unique, and otherwise entirely unexpected? Being invited to stand on a mall rooftop while a lady wearing nothing other than street clothes opens up a hive with roughly 10,000 bees, while I stand just feet away? Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill just may take the cake!

Blogger Swaps & Life Chats

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Last weekend I had a bunch of my favourite blogger girls over for a fun afternoon of makeup, wine, and life chats. Everybody was asked to bring some makeup from their collection that they were looking to re-home, and a snack to share if they felt like it. Keep reading to see just how much makeup there was to swap and what I came home with!

One Dress Two Ways | Joe Fresh

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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joe fresh summer dresses plus size

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are the kinds of people who find out that their friend is wearing the same dress as them to a party, and they freak out in a bad way. And then there are the kind of people who find out that their friend is wearing the same dress as them to a party, and they freak out in a good way. In case you were wondering, I am proud to say that I am the "in a good way" kind of person*.

IPSY JUNE 2017 | Unboxing (video)

Monday, 19 June 2017

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Hello friends! I am back today with another video! Keep reading for the sparksnotes version, and for the video that you can watch!

Will I Buy It | Summer 2017 (Video)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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As many of you may now know, I am back producing content on YouTube! After a few months away when life just got busy I am back in full force and loving it. Keep reading for the "sparks notes" version of this video, and the link so you can watch it in full!

Outfit Of The Day | Summer Casual

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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joe fresh clothing review

When it comes to summer fashion I am always on the lookout for easy to wear dresses. Something I could wear to work on a more casual day, on the weekend running errands, or off to brunch with friends. I came across this dress at Joe Fresh at Vaughan Mills and fell in love. Keep reading for all the details!

The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle Is Back!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

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Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle info
    
Last week I was invited to be on Vaughan Mills first shopping shuttle of the season! For those of us in Toronto we all know that Vaughan Mills is a shopping destination full of great deals. But we also know that it can be a hike to get there... especially without a car! Enter: The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle.

MARY KAY | Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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mary kay gel semi matte lipstick review

Everybody has a Mary Kay memory, right? Mine is of this bulky pink square palette that my mom use to have. By the time it got to me the blush was all but gone (it was a dusty rose shade) and there was this hideous olive green eye shadow that had completely hard panned. And the prettiest rose blush that only had the tiny crumbles around the pan edge left. And that being said, I loved that palette-- it made me feel like a grown up. I loved holding it and playing with it. Mary Kay has come a long way since the 90s (and really, haven't we all?) and today I am so thrilled to be partnering with them on this post. Keep reading for swatches and a review of their Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks... and a giveaway!

RODIAL | Brand Introduction

Friday, 26 May 2017

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rodial makeup review

I have probably said this a thousand times, but one of my favourite things about being a beauty blogger is getting the chance to try new products from new brands and brands that you wouldn't otherwise try. A few months ago (I know! I am almost all caught up!!) Rodial was nice enough to send me some of their cosmetics (they are better known for their skin care) and I have been playing around with them ever since. Keep reading for my thoughts on these beautiful products!

Bite Lip Lab Toronto | Review & Tips To Make Your Trip A Success

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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A few months ago my friend Courtney and I went to the Bite Lip Lab in Toronto to design our own custom lipsticks! Today I wanted to share with you a quick run down of our experience and to share some tips with you on how to make your trip a success!

5 Things I Wish I Had In My Purse When I Need Them

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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5 Things I Wish I Had In My Purse When I Need Them

One night a few days  weeks(ish) ago I was reading some other blogs and I came across a fun post on Erin Azmir's blog titled "5 Things I Wish I Had In My Bag When I Needed It". It was really relatable, and I thought it would be fun to curate my list! Keep reading to see what I wish I had with me basically all the time. Which really I should just go and put these in my purse now and be done with it...

PACIFICA | Berry Happy Skincare

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Pacifica is one of my favourite green beauty brands! I first had a chance to fall for them when they started showing up in my ipsy bags a few years back, and again at Gen Beauty LA when I was gifted the most fantastic shampoo and conditioner. Today I am here with their latest launch: The Berry Happy Skincare collection! Keep reading to learn about this collection and to get my take on it!

Toronto...For Beauty Lovers

Monday, 22 May 2017

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Recently one of my friends from Ottawa (hi Sabrina! I know you're reading this!) reached out to my for recommendations of things to do in Toronto for beauty lovers. Based in Ottawa, she is in Toronto for work but is trying to carve out some time to explore the city between meetings. Add to that the fact that Generation Beauty is quickly approaching, and I know we will have lots of ladies (and gentlemen!) in town, looking for their beauty fix. Keep reading to see my suggestions!

Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul | Skincare

Saturday, 20 May 2017

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Let me start this post by telling you all just how proud of myself I am. 15% off for basically a whole week at Sephora and I only ordered three things. Gold. Star. And honestly, skin care is an investment so it totally does not count...

Clarins | Summer 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

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Lately I just have summer on the brain, and this latest delivery from Clarins has my heart. Usually I can tell that I am thinking summer when I stop reaching for matte lips and start reaching for lip glosses. This summer collection from Clarins is bronzey ad beautiful. Perfect for summer!