Guerlain is a beauty house that evokes nostalgic memories for me. As a little girl, I would steal little pearls from my mom’s Météorites Powder pearls, and to me, they were more precious than real pearls. I still remember the inimitable smell and texture of this luxurious product. I still use the pearls on special occasions today. The classic brand is back with some exciting products, and I’m here to share a Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Makeup review and an exciting giveaway with you!

I’m also excited to establish this post as the first of a “Makeup Mondays” series. Every Monday, I will be sharing beauty tips, new products and tutorials. There will also be giveaways… including a Guerlain giveaway on my Instagram here.

guerlain la petite robe noire makeup review

Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire makeup collection launched last spring with a line of lipsticks and nail polish shades that are more colourful and edgy. I tested out some products from this range, including some new shades that will launch in April 2017 at Sephora.


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With Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, I wanted to share a product that will get you ready for a big night out, or pamper yourself on a night in. I’ve already talked about the Flawless by Friday 5 Day Facial system here, but am excited to share a Flawless in 15 Review and a giveaway of their products! You can also save 15% off anything on the Flawless by Friday website with code NATALIEAST15.

The Flawless in 15 system is designed to get you results in a short time. Put on one of these masks on for 15 minutes, pat them into your skin, and you are ready for your big event! The results are plumping, firming and soothing. If you’ve had one too many glasses of wine the night before, this product will reduce that puffiness and redness, and smooth the skin to create a beautiful canvas.

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I really liked how these masks are gold, they look so glam when they’re on. I’ll spare you a pic of me using it in my pyjamas though! The mask easily moulds to your face, but it’s a good idea to just put it on and lay down for the 15 minutes so that the ingredients don’t run down and stay locked on your skin. The masks contain honey and gold, which can reduce redness, plump the skin and boost collagen production. I definitely found that my skin felt more radiant and firm after using the product. It’s a great idea to use in the winter time, when our skin is dry and irritated as well. Remember, if you’re interested in trying out the 15 minute facial system, you can save 15% off with my code natalieast15.
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What are the best products for chapped lips? This is a question for the ages. I wanted to share some of my favourite natural lip products for dry, winter lips… just in time to pucker up for that New Year’s kiss!

Best Products for Chapped Lips: Lip Scrubs

I have two favourite lip scrubs, that I rotate between. Fresh’s Sugar Lip Polish is delicious and easy to use. I like that a little goes a long way, and how the formula sinks in an moisturizes the lips as well. The grit is larger, which can be a drawback for some, but this is a great way to prep your lips before doing makeup.

My other favourite scrub is Lush’s Santa Baby lip scrub. The smell and taste is like Coca Cola! I like the fine grit of this sugar scrub, but find it’s less moisturizing than the Fresh option. I usually use this a couple times a week to slough off dead lip skin (yum!) and couple it with an intense lip balm.

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