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Holiday 2016 Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Pantone, Winter

HOLIDAY 2016 GIFT GUIDE FOR BEAUTY LOVERS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — limited edition holiday beauty releases are here! But seriously, I think this is the best time of year for beauty lovers and am thrilled to be sharing my hit list for Holiday 2016 in partnership with Sephora Canada. If you’ve been reading JustineCelina since last year, you may remember me covering holiday beauty releases in a series of posts — well, today I’m combining all my holiday beauty recommendations into one mega post to help inform all your holiday beauty purchases! Whether you’re doing a little pre-holiday shopping for yourself (hey, I’m not here to judge!) or choosing to give the gift of beauty this holiday season, my Holiday 2016 Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers is for you! This comprehensive guide for the beauty obsessed is an overarching look at my favourite holiday-exclusive products and value packed offerings across categories. Grab a pen and paper (and maybe your credit card!), fix yourself a festive cocktail and let’s chat about a few of my favourite beauty things this holiday season! Continue Reading

Bite Beauty Mix & Mingle Lipstick Duos 2015 Photos, Review, Swatches
Beauty, Gluten Free, Makeup, Natural Products, Occasions, Reviews, Winter

BITE BEAUTY MIX & MINGLE LIPSTICK COLLECTION FOR HOLIDAY 2015 PHOTOS, REVIEW, SWATCHES

Don’t you just love limited edition holiday beauty releases? It’s that magical time of year when brands really seem to step up their game and create so many exclusive products, and value-packed offerings. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you’ll know that I really love Bite Beauty — a Canadian lip-exclusive brand who’s products are made with natural, food grade ingredients that are actually good for your lips. I’ve mentioned previously that Bite’s Luminous Crème Lipsticks are my all time favourite lipsticks — every year I love to pick up these mini duos. They last me until the next year! Today I’m reviewing all 12 shades from the Mix n’ Mingle range for Holiday 2015. If you’re in the market for some great new lipsticks, or looking for gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Continue Reading

Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Set | Holiday 2015 | Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Gluten Free, Makeup, Natural Products, Reviews, Winter

BITE BEAUTY BEST BITE REWIND SET REVIEW | HOLIDAY 2015

I swear that every year, limited edition holiday beauty sets start hitting the market earlier and earlier! Today I’m reviewing the Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Set, which is limited edition for Holiday 2015. Bite Beauty is one of my favourite brands, they get a lot of love here at JustineCelina — all products are made with natural, food grade ingredients, and they’re Canadian. Each holiday season (or… in October!) I look forward to picking up one of their limited edition holiday sets to try their new shades — and this set definitely does not disappoint! It contains four deluxe-size Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayons in the shades Café, Torte, Coulis and Aubergine (which are all exclusive to this set, except Aubergine) housed in a beautiful holiday tin. Currently, it’s IN STOCK online at sephora.com, and there are quite a few available in-store. Continue Reading

Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Nails, Natural Products, Reviews, Spring, Trend Guides

SPRING 2017 BEAUTY TREND GUIDE

There’s something about the springtime that evokes the urge to refresh and start anew — whether it be in our lives, in our homes, in our wardrobes or in our makeup bags. With Spring Equinox dancing on the horizon (it’s less than a week away!) and new beauty launches galore, I’m thrilled to bring you my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide in partnership with Sephora Canada! Next to holiday, spring is my favourite time of year for beauty. This season there are so many limited edition collections, trends to explore and innovative formulas to discover — this post has been months in the making and I can’t wait to share my favourites with you!

Whether you’re looking for a few new products to inject the spirit of spring into your beauty routine or a crash course on my favourite beauty trends and how to wear them, you can find it in my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide! This spring beauty mega post is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best across categories. I’m also chatting about the highlighting craze, metallic textures, the un-nude lip, a new wave of hybrid liquid lipsticks, my favourite products for a springtime flush and how I’ve been nursing my nails back to health after years of gel polish! You know the drill — if you have an hour to spare, pour yourself a chilled glass of rosé or a cup of herbal tea, get comfy and let’s chat about all things spring beauty! Continue Reading

January 2017 Beauty Favourites // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fragrance, Makeup, Monthly Favourites, Reviews, Skincare, Winter

JANUARY 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Well hello, beautiful people! Today I’m sharing my January 2017 Beauty Favourites — and it’s been almost a month since my last beauty post! You may have read that I’ve been doing some major purging and reorganizing in preparation for the space refresh I have planned this year. This also included a complete overhaul of my makeup collection! I spent a large part of January sorting, donating and making an effort to rediscover forgotten products while exploring the holiday gift sets I purchased back in December (I purchased most of them for gifting, but kept a few items for myself!). There are a lot of minis in today’s post!

This January, it was back to basics in the beauty department. I spent a lot of time planning for 2017 (including lots of exciting new beauty content that I can’t wait to share!) and working behind the scenes, so overall it was a pretty minimal month for me makeup wise and my favourites definitely reflect that. It’s also been insanely dry here in Calgary this winter (YYC gals, I know you feel me!), so I was drawn to lightweight, slightly hydrating and more natural products to help combat winter skin. I also had a chance to explore the mini fragrance kits I picked up December (I’ve been wearing a few new fragrances each week and it’s been so much fun!) so I have a couple of new fragrance favourites as well. If you’re looking or some great winter basics, get cozy on this chilly February afternoon and let’s chat beauty!

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December 2016 Beauty Favourites // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Monthly Favourites, Reviews, Skincare, Winter

DECEMBER 2016 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Happy New Year and welcome back for my first beauty post of 2017! Today I’m recapping my favourite products from the last month of 2016 in my December Beauty Favourites. December was a very busy month for me both professionally and personally (it’s the craziest time of year, isn’t it?). I was testing new products and shades for my 2 last posts with Sephora Canada for 2016 — my 5 Festive Lipsticks to Try This Holiday Season (who did me proud and wore red lipstick on Christmas Day?!) and My Routine for Flawless Looking Skin. I didn’t have much time to test other products, so most of my December Favourites are products I’ve mentioned in my beauty content over the last couple of months, or new shades from my favourite ranges! Although the list is small this month, I reached for these products almost daily and even packed most of them with me when we headed east to visit with family and friends over the holidays.

In December I fell in love with an chic, burgundy liquid lipstick, a new mascara that makes my lashes look voluminous and fluffy, a versatile (and ultra luxurious) eyeshadow palette, an intense gold pigment, a makeup setting spray perfect for special occasions and a suite of indulgent (and heavenly scented) body care products from L’Occitane. It’s been awhile since we chatted Monthly Beauty Favourites — so kick back, relax and let’s get into a few of my winter must haves!

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Luxe Holiday Floral Inspiration | Moody Winter Flower Arrangement with Black Magic Roses, Black Baccara Roses Gem and Lace Spray Garden Roses, Liqustrom, Hypericum, Allium, Lisianthus, Scabiosa, Chocolate Lace, Cotinus, Photina and Grevillea by Rebecca Dawn Design // JustineCelina.com
Create, Entertain, Flower Education, Flowers, Inspiration, Occasions, Pantone, Winter

LUXE HOLIDAY FLORAL INSPIRATION

Can you believe there are only 8 sleeps until Christmas? The air is crisp, the city is covered in a fluffy, white blanket and adorned with twinkling lights — I’m definitely getting into the holiday spirit! To help share that festive feeling, I’ve teamed up with the ultra talented Rebecca Dawn Design and Genevieve Renee Photographie to create some Luxe Holiday Floral Inspiration for you in a one-stop resource for your seasonal flower needs. Whether you’re creating your own centrepiece for a dinner party, searching for hostess gift ideas or looking for expert care tips to prolong the life of your holiday arrangement, you’ll find inspiration here!

Today we’re dishing every detail of this stunning, oversized arrangement — combining exquisite holiday blooms and unexpected foliage with a dramatic, jewel toned palette to create an avante garde centrepiece. Flowers posses an innate ability to elevate the ambiance of any celebration — there’s no better time to bring the beauty of fresh blooms into your home for family, friends and guests to enjoy! Pour yourself a glass of holiday cheer (Pomegranate Vanilla Mulled Wine, perhaps?) and curl up in front of the fireplace on this frosty Saturday while you gather holiday floral inspiration and learn all about winter’s most covered blooms! Continue Reading