Drugstore Delight: Cover Girl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

Cover Girl x Katy Kat Matte lipstick Katy Perry collaboration

So far during Lipstick Week on Solo Lisa, we've covered luxury lippies and chic natural ones. But sometimes what a beauty lover really craves is a good Drugstore Delight, and if that's the case with you, Cover Girl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick ($9.99 at London Drugs) may be just the ticket. The PR samples landed on my beauty desk during the summer, but with the craziness of the wedding I haven't been able to appreciate the formula and packaging fully until now. All the details after the jump!


ILIA Fall 2016 New Launches

Organic, green, natural beauty brand ILIA launches 3 new lipstick shades (Lucy's Party, The Brides, Madam Mina), a loose translucent powder, and makeup brushes for fall 2016.

Kermit once sang, "It's not easy being green." That's true if you're an amphibious Muppet, but with brands like ILIA, it's certainly not the case if you're a modern-day beauty junkie who craves the best in natural and organic cosmetics. ILIA first came on my radar in 2011 when I bought the Tinted Lip Conditioner in 'Shell Shock', and since then it's been my standard bearer for natural beauty that's chic, effective, and just an all-around pleasure to use. If you're as big a fan as I am, you're going to love what's new this season.


Re-introducing Rouge Dior Lipstick

Newly relaunched Rouge Dior lipstick comes in an assortment of reds, corals, pinks, nudes, extreme shades, and mattte shades.

Autumn is as good a time as any to rock a new signature lip colour, whether it's a vampy hue or an everyday neutral, so consider this Lipstick Week at Solo Lisa as I showcase some of the best lippies to have crossed my beauty desk this season, from luxe to green and drugstore options. First up? The newly relaunched Rouge Dior Lipstick ($43). I have the scoop on what's changed after the jump!


Bridal Style: Seriously West Coast Stagette

Vancouver beauty, life and style blogger Solo Lisa stands inside the yoga dome after a class at Nectar Yoga Bed and Breakfast located on Bowen Island in Horseshoe Bay.

There comes a time in every young woman's life when her idea of a good time shifts from stumbling around downtown hotspots to a quiet evening at home, from free shots lined up at a bar to a glass of wine in an upscale lounge. That shift happened for me right around my 25th birthday, so I knew for my stagette I didn't want to do anything too crazy, just enjoy laid-back and fun quality time with my favourite girls. My maid of honour more than came through by planning a weekend getaway to Bowen Island. Just a 20-odd minute ferry ride from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Bowen Island feels a world away from the city. Here's a little look at what we did, in case you also want a decidedly more chill bachelorette party.


Lazy Girl Approved: NeoStrata Detoxifying Micellar Gel

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!

When micellar water first came out, Lazy Girls everywhere were probably going "WHAT?? A way to wash my face without actually washing my face?!? What is this molecular marvel!?" Fast forward several seasons and micellar water has proven it's more than capable of cleansing and removing makeup, sans water, in a single step. The latest spin on the trend? NeoStrata Detoxifying Micellar Gel ($22 at London Drugs).


Product Review: The Estée Edit Late Night Eraser

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Late Night Eraser Brightening Eye Balm with Pink Peony

Partying, deadlines, Netflix binges: We've all stayed up past our bedtimes at one time or another and had panda eyes to show for it the next day. Whether you're a university student heading back to class this fall or you're burning the midnight oil as you work towards that next promotion, The Estée Edit Late Night Eraser Brightening Eye Balm with Pink Peony ($48) deserves a place in your makeup bag.


Dior Fall 2016 New Launches

Dior Fall 2016 new beauty launches

Gotta admit, I have a mild case of the back-to-reality blues after all the excitement of the wedding and mini-moon, but what better way to cushion the transition than by diving headfirst into Dior fall 2016 beauty? I've been itching to play with the new collection as soon as the nuptials were over, and for good reason. First, there's the limited edition Skyline collection for fall 2016, which is inspired by architecture and the interplay of shadow and light across the Parisian skyline. Then there are the new permanent additions: think user-friendly, no-brush-required textures, products that combine multiple steps in one, and novel shades of old favourites.

I know I say this of every Dior post, but I think this might be my most epic yet. Grabbing a snack and/or a coffee before you start reading is definitely advised!


A Fresh Start In September

Ban.do 17-month agenda, Kate Spade polka dot notepad, poppin white pen, Fresh Sugar Advanced Lip Therapy

In the last two months of wedding overdrive I've been neglecting this little online space of mine. But you know what? September heralds a fresh new beginning for the blog and I'm feeling inspired after two weeks off from the daily grind.


Just Married

Vancouver beauty and lifestyle blogger Solo Lisa tied the knot with her longtime beau with an intimate ceremony in the Stanley Park rose garden, followed by a dinner reception at Chambar.

7 years together, 4 of them living together, 2 of them engaged: In many ways, tying the knot doesn't feel like a change at all, but nothing could have prepared us for what the big day felt like.

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