Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beauty Squared Round-Up for July 20, 2014

Good morning lovelies!

Here is our round-up for July 20. Lots of clickable beauty goodies for you this week!


  • Ten beauty tools that cost under $20 (US).
  • Some nifty tools for keeping your makeup brushes protected while washing them. 
  • Vaseline as a beauty product? Yes, click through to read about all the different ways you can use it!
  • Is the next new hot thing in beauty mushroom extract
  • Speaking of new ingredients in beauty products - Tracy of Beauty Reflections reviews one of Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadows.
  • Makeup artists have been bending mascara wands for years and years. Finally, the beauty brands have clued in. Lancome's Grandiose Mascara reviewed by Beauty Geeks.
  • Everyone's talking about winged liner these days, thanks to the release of Benefit's Push-Up Liner (the Beauty Squared review of it is here). Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get achieve that winged liner look. 
  • Good eyebrows are key to your face. Check out this photo and the links provided to help you find your perfect brows.  
  • British MUA Charlotte Tilbury tells us her favourite products for preventing makeup from melting off your face. 
  • WNBA point guard Skylar Diggins talks about her beauty regime in the NY Times
  • MUA Robert Jones talks about colour theory in relation to beauty in this lengthy but very informative video. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Relaunched


MAC Studio Nail Lacquer combines luscious colour with four high-gloss finishes: cream, frost, pearl and glitter. Featuring a brand new formula, formulated without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP, Studio Nail Lacquer is fortified with conditioning vitamins E, C and B5, applying smoothly with a newly designed brush featuring flattened, streamlined fibres for effortless application. From trendy to timeless, and scorching to sweet, there's a shade for every mood.
Anti-Fashion Nail Lacquer
mid-tone dirty purple with pearl (frost)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Before Dawn Nail Lacquer
green grey (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Coffee Break Nail Lacquer
mid-tone cool taupe (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Delicate Nail Lacquer
pale sheer ballet pink (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Erogenous Nail Lacquer
light milky peach (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Flaming Rose Nail Lacquer
true red (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Formidable Nail Lacquer
teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (pearl)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Girl About Town Nail Lacquer
bright blue fuchsia (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
super glitter pink (pearl)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Gold Pearl Liquid Pigment Nail Lacquer
sheer gold pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Green Pearl Liquid Pigment Nail Lacquer
sheer green pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Highlight Nail Lacquer
sheer blue pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Impassioned Nail Lacquer
bright warm pink
$14 CDN/$12 US

Instant Crush Nail Lacquer
bright coral (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US


Matte Overlacquer Nail Lacquer
matte-effect top coat (matte)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Mean & Green Nail Lacquer
purple with teal multi-changing pearl (pearl)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Midnight Ocean Nail Lacquer
dark royal blue (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Midnight Sky Nail Lacquer
deep charcoal (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Midnight Storm Nail Lacquer
deep magenta (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Midnight Strata Nail Lacquer
dark violet (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Morange Nail Lacquer
bright cream orange (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer
rich true black (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Only In Florida Nail Lacquer
mid-tone orange coral (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Overlacquer Nail Lacquer
clear gel-like texture top coat
$14 CDN/$12 US

Pink Pearl Liquid Pigment Nail Lacquer
sheer pink pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Quick Million Nail Lacquer
gold glitter with large particle pink glitter
$14 CDN/$12 US

Quiet Time Nail Lacquer
beige nude (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
deep violet with pink and blue pearl
$14 CDN/$12 US

Rebel Nail Lacquer
mid-tone rich plum (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Saint Germain Nail Lacquer
light cool pink (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Screaming Bright Nail Lacquer
super glitter gold (pearl)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Shadow Nail Lacquer
sheer blackening top coat
$14 CDN/$12 US

Shirelle Nail Lacquer
classic bright red (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Silver Dew Nail Lacquer
gold glitter base with multi-coloured large glitter
$14 CDN/$12 US

Skin Nail Lacquer
light peach beige
$14 CDN/$12 US

Snob Nail Lacquer
light neutral pink
$14 CDN/$12 US

Soiree Nail Lacquer
sparkly light bronze gold (pearl)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Sour Cherry Nail Lacquer
dark berry red (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Sunset Sky Nail Lacquer
mid-tone crimson (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Texturize Nail Lacquer
clear leather-effect top coat
$14 CDN/$12 US

Tropical Nail Lacquer
black with rainbow multi-pearl (glitter)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Underlacquer Nail Lacquer
gel-like texture base coat
$14 CDN/$12 US


Monday, July 14, 2014

MAC Nail Transformations Preview




MAC Nail Transformations

Fusing her unique background as a former forensic scientist with a striking and innovative design senses, Marian Newman brings her modern aesthetic to a collaboration with MAC, featuring a collection of nail lacquers and topcoats designed to give nails a stylish twist. Six glowing topcoats in Texturize, Shadow, Blue, Pink, Green and Gold will transform the look of your lacquers into totally new shades. 

Available on July 3, 2014 in North America. 

Gold Pearl Liquid Pigment Studio Nail Lacquer
sheer gold pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Green Pearl Liquid Pigment Studio Nail Lacquer
sheer green pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Highlight Studio Nail Lacquer
sheer blue pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Pink Pearl Liquid Pigment Studio Nail Lacquer
sheer pink pearl transformer
$14 CDN/$12 US

Quiet Time Studio Nail Lacquer
beige nude (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Rebel Studio Nail Lacquer
mid-tone cream plum (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Shadow Studio Nail Lacquer
sheer blackening topcoat
$14 CDN/$12 US

Skin Studio Nail Lacquer
light peach beige (cream)
$14 CDN/$12 US

Texturize Studio Nail Lacquer
clear leather-effect topcoat
$14 CDN/$12 US