INFLUENSTER REVIEW: BITE BEAUTY’S LIP PENCIL

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Something I could have only imagined would happen in my wildest dreams, happened: I received two Influenster VoxBoxes in one month!

This most recent VoxBox came with a whole slue of goodies from Bite Beauty and Sephora Canada, including a dual size sharpener, two Bite Amuse Bouche Lipsticks (in Honeycomb & Whiskey), and the brand new Lip Pencils (#20 & #44). Described as having “addictively creamy coverage”, these pencils glide onto your lips with ease, allowing for the perfect application. I paired them with the coordinating lipstick, and my lips felt the softest they ever have with product applied to them. With 22 neutral shades in this collection, I’m excited to head to Sephora to try out a few additional shades!

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To see these new lip pencils in action, check out my video below, featuring a very special guest. And be sure to let me know in the comments if you love this product as much as I do!

If you’d like to receive your very own VoxBox, use this link to head over to Influenster and start your very own account today!

*All Influenster products have been received free for testing. Opinions are my own.

INFLUENSTER REVIEW: MAYBELLINE’S MASTER CONTOUR

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Few things make me as happy as when I receive a free box of makeup goodies in the mail. Strike that. Few things make me as happy as when I get an email from Influenster stating I am on the short list to receive a VoxBox. So, imagine my delight when I found out I would be receiving the latest campaign from Maybelline.

I am excited to introduce the new Master Contour stick by Maybelline New York! This baby is a combo contour and highlight stick, with both products in one easy-to-use product. I am all about ease of application when I am doing my makeup, especially in the morning before work when time is at a premium, so I was intrigued to see that getting a fully contoured face was as easy as flipping which side I used. Maybelline New York’s mission is to offer innovative, accessible and effortless cosmetics for every woman, and that’s exactly what this product is. Not only was this product innovative, but it is as effortless as makeup could be, and how could I not love that?!

To see how easy the new Master Contour stick is to use, check out my YouTube tutorial. And be sure to let me know in the comments if you love this product as much as I do!

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If you’d like to receive your very own VoxBox, use this link to head over to Influenster and start your very own account today!

*All Influenster products have been received free for testing.

FROM THE KITCHEN: SUGO

It’s no secret that I love fall, and this is largely due to the traditions that come along with it. With another wonderful Thanksgiving in the books, I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what other family traditions have happened this season.

Every fall, Italian families get together to make sugo (or sauce) for the coming year. It’s an all-day event that starts with chopping bushels of tomatoes, garlic, and onions, bright and early in the morning, followed by careful love and attention of the sauce as it simmers all day. Once the first batch is complete, we’re rewarded with the most delicious lunch of pasta, ricotta cheese, and bread (all homemade), and of course, our first taste of this year’s sugo. The weather always ends up being just a bit chilly, which is perfect for huddling around the warm vats of sauce. And we always leave feeling proud of the sauce stock we’ve amounted for the coming year.

I took the opportunity to film Sugo Day 2016 for my very first vlog. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into one of my family’s traditions. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite fall tradition is!

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