When the going gets tough, the modern girl heads for the spa. Evidently WonderBra Canada feels the same way, because they've collaborated with Spa Finder on a very special promotion happening from now until May 10th, and they're offering one lucky Solo Lisa reader the chance to win WonderBra lingerie and a $200 Spa Finder gift card. More details after the jump, and giveaway details at the end of the post!
Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!
Even the most low-maintenance among us counts lip balm as an essential, and the new Annabelle Lipsies Lip Balm ($4.95 at drugstores) gives this makeup bag staple a fruit-scented twist. It's a pretty fun throwback to my childhood days, when my lip products of choice were watermelon LipSmackers and cherry ChapStick. Shall we take a closer look?
Is there anything more ideal than a little white dress in the spring and summer? It's fresh and effortless, a complete outfit in and of itself. I've been stocking up on my LWDs at the Gap, and in my opinion they're the best ones at the mass retailer level. Here's why.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
As I've gotten older, I've found myself veering away from very obvious gourmand perfumes with vanilla notes, or generic "fresh" scents which all smell more or less the same to my uneducated nose. Now I find myself seeking light yet sophisticated and distinctive fragrances, like these five tried-and-true favourites.
I love playing with the latest beauty booty, but deep down I'm a low-maintenance girl who appreciates products that are long-lasting, easy to use, effective, and time-saving. If you've got the same minimalist, fuss-free mindset I do, the blog's new series of Lazy Girl Approved quick reviews is for you! First up: Cargo blush ($26 at London Drugs).
I can count on one hand the number of black liquid and gel eyeliners that have achieved Holy Grail status in my books. That is, they deliver all-day wear and stay put without transfer or fading. MAKE UP FOR EVER Ink Liner Matte Liquid Eyeliner ($27) falls just shy of that mark, but there are many things to love about this liner.
Oh hey, it's been a while since my last outfit post, hasn't it? The boy and I have been dealing with some personal stuff the past couple months, hence the erratic posting lately and the announcement I'm about to make.
It's only been a week of testing, but I can already tell that the new Estee Lauder Little Black Primer ($27) will be as essential to my makeup arsenal as the LBD or the little black clutch is to my wardrobe. This black-tinted primer blends in with lashes, unlike traditional white primers. (Why didn't anyone think of this before?!) What's more, it can be used three ways: as a primer that amplifies lashes; as a lash tint; and as a topcoat that waterproofs and extends the wear of your normal mascara.
I'm more of an eyeshadow hoarder than wearer, which explains why it took me forever to test out the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows ($24 each) that I received last fall at an event. The 210-shade range launched in September 2014 and comprises matte, satin, metal, iridescent and diamond finishes, and boasts pigment atomization and water-blend technology. The formula delivers 88% colour pigment (the highest concentration on the market), and purportedly took MUFE three years to develop.
5. Trelliswork eyelet skirt ($108)
I think it's safe to say that white lace and eyelet have reached "nouveau wardrobe classic" status. This season's offerings veer from whimsical (hello, pineapple lace!) to feminine and effortlessly modern, but they all have one thing in common: You'll want to buy them now and wear them constantly, and you'll look forward to wearing them again when spring rolls around next year. Pair with other nouveau wardrobe classics like denim jackets, boyfriend jeans, army jackets, and chambray shirts, and keep a Tide to Go pen handy in case of mishaps.
Gels, powders, palettes, and brushes, oh my: The world of brow products has certainly grown since every other woman began coveting Cara Delevingne's thick arches. Choice is good, but when it comes to getting ready in the mornings I'm all about simplicity, which is why I'm a fan of these two pencils. They've made previous appearances on the blog, but I figured they deserve additional mentions since I'm using mine down to the stubs. Here's how I do my brows in under a minute.