By Terry has launched their Holiday 2019 collection with some amazing limited edition launches – makeup infused with skincare. I have always loved the holiday collection from By Terry, like last year’s (here). From this year’s collection, sharing the must-have launches in this article – Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, and Starlight Baume de Rose. The stunning Starlight Rose Collection is inspired by precious gemstones and By Terry’s signature ingredient – Rose.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

Starlight Rose CC Powder is a limited-edition trio of Radiance boosting powder, colour correcting powder which evens out the skin while providing skincare benefits. The illuminating powder captures the light and boosts the natural radiance. It colour corrects, smoothes lines and blurs imperfections without drying the skin. The single shade suits every skin tone and based on how much intensity you desire, it is easily buildable. The texture of the powder is silky-smooth.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

For my medium skin tone with golden undertones – the powder looks good on the skin, I do not use it as a finishing powder though. I like it as a highlighting powder or a hint of pop on my eyes. The white and pink shades in the powder look a little icy on me – but it is holiday collection – so makes sense too. The peachy shade is something I like more for my skin tone and better suits it.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

When I lightly swirl my brush in all the three shades, it gives a beautiful radiance without being icy – all the shades work together to minimize any extra effects to give a natural finish. And as you see the picture already, the embossing and packaging of the powder are exquisite. And it can also be applied to the décolletage, arms and legs to give them a little perk up these holidays.

Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum is a very lightweight brightening face primer with serum texture that colour corrects and gives radiance to the skin while providing skincare benefits. This limited-edition gold-rose version of the iconic Brightening CC Serum evens out and instantly brightens the skin to look positively glowing for the party season. The formula is easily buildable.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

I have been a long time fan of the CC Serum from the brand and it has been one of my most used products to give a natural radiance and healthy glow to the skin. I have reviewed it a few times in the past but the only difference is the shade – 4 Sunny Flash (reviewed here) and this new limited edition shade made me so excited to try. As there is no tint to the formula – this new shade suits all skin tones and imparts a beautiful radiance to the skin while blurring the problem areas – overall a smooth glowy and bright skin.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

Starlight Baume de Rose is a limited edition travel-friendly liquid lip balm. It is a cult classic product from the brand and has been loved by many – I am one of them. I have used this lip balm for a few years now – repurchased a few times already. It is one of the best lip balms and I use it at night before bed – even when my lips are dry and peeling – this helps. It is very nourishing and has a glossy finish – the lips look supple. The velvety-rich formula glides on effortlessly and leaves a non-sticky glossy finish with a subtle shine while the delicate rose scent uplifts the senses. It can also be applied to the nails and cuticles to make them feel softer and smoother.

By Terry Starlight Rose Holiday Collection 2019 review and swatches of Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, Baume de Rose

Overall, a beautiful holiday collection – the formula as well as the packaging is just stunning and definitely something you can check out for yourself or gift a loved one. By Terry products are available at byterry.comNordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Barney NY, Beautylish, SpacenkCult Beauty, NetaPorter.

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Nest Fragrances has launched its beautiful festive collection just in time for the holidays and there are amazing scents to choose from. I have been loving a few pieces from their Birchwood Pine Home Fragrance Collection which is a festive-evergreen scent. I have the Classic Candle and Liquidless Diffuser.

Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine - 2019 Festive Collection new launches for the Christmas and Holiday 2019 review candle liquidless diffuser

‘The Birchwood Pine aroma is reminiscent of a majestic, winter forest. It is created by blending white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber.’

The classic candle – 230 gm burns for over 60 hours. The glass vase of the candle is designed to complement the beauty of the festive surrounding while the classic shape and modern stripe etching complement any décor.

Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine - 2019 Festive Collection new launches for the Christmas and Holiday 2019 review candle liquidless diffuser

Notes:
White Pine, Fir Balsam, Birchwood, Rich Musk, Amber.
Style:
Classic. Aromatic. Woody.

The candle is made with a premium, soft, highly refined, cosmetic-grade wax that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials and the finest fragrance oils available. I have been burning Nest Candles for few years now and they are amazing – not overly intense but just the right aroma and vibe in the room. Same with this new Candle I have been burning for the last few days, it smells of Christmas tree literally.

Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine - 2019 Festive Collection new launches for the Christmas and Holiday 2019 review candle liquidless diffuser

Birchwood Pine Liquidless Diffuser is a liquid-free diffuser that allows customizing the strength of your fragrance. This first-of-its-kind innovation is spill-proof and maintenance-free, delivers a unique and beautiful way to transform any room without a flame or liquid.

‘NEST’s Liquidless Diffuser™ allows you to fill the air with the perfect amount of scent and customize the strength of your fragrance to your room size and preference by simply adjusting the number of ScentSticks housed in the open-air, custom-designed vessel to promote continuous airflow and make an elegant visual statement. Begin with two ScentSticks and adjust the fragrance strength based on your preference. Refresh the fragrance every 30 days by adding another ScentStick to the vessel.’

Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine - 2019 Festive Collection new launches for the Christmas and Holiday 2019 review candle liquidless diffuser

This is a really nice addition to my home decor as well as the home scents – and with kids around – there is no worry that they will spill the diffuser material. This is not intense and I have two ScentSticks in the diffuser and they make me feel that there is a smell lingering around but not strong.

Nest Fragrances is available at Sephora Canada and Sephora.ca

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Lawless is a brand new to me and since I started testing the products, I started my research around the brand – what, how, and who. Lawless Beauty was founded by Annie Lawless who is a certified holistic health coach, yoga instructor, lifestyle blogger, and founder of one of the largest organic cold-pressed juice companies in the U.S. Her aim is to change the world of natural makeup and provide women with beautiful products like never before. An amazing fact about Annie, She made Forbes Magazine’s ’30 under 30′ list in 2016. I have been using few products from Lawless Beauty which I am going to share in this post – Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick and Lucid Skin Highlighter in the shade Afternoon Delight.

Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter in Afternoon delight and Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick review and swatches of shades dane, leo

Lucid Skin Highlighter in the shade Afternoon Delight – peachy golden champagne highlighter is a velvety soft pressed powder with a glowing, radiant finish that fuses with the skin to create a glossy, lit from within look. The formula is talc and aluminum-free. This peachy golden champagne highlighter gives an intense, universally flattering warm glow that suits all skin tones. It glides seamlessly over the skin without accentuating texture or being visibly glittery or chunky.

Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter in Afternoon delight and Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick review and swatches of shades dane, leo

To use – Using a brush or damp sponge, apply to the high points of the face—cheekbones, brow bones, the tip of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. For the body, apply to the collarbones, tops of the shoulders, and down the center of your shins to elongate and impart a radiant glow. Afternoon Delight looks wonderful over self-tanners and bronzers to accentuate a warm bronzy glow.

Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter in Afternoon delight and Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick review and swatches of shades dane, leo

For an extra glow, using the ring finger, apply to the inner tear ducts of your eyes, the center of the forehead, and the center of the chin.

Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick is a high-pigment, ultra-nourishing formula with a smooth finish and lightweight comfort. It is easily buildable and keeps the lips hydrated with natural emollient ingredients to provide a long-wearing, yet indulgently creamy experience. The formula did not cake or crack once applied. The matte formula is very comfortable to wear on the lips – the shades go on from smooth and opaque on the first swipe, easily buildable depending based on the liking.

Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter in Afternoon delight and Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick review and swatches of shades dane, leo

Leo is a light nude with peachy undertones
Dane is a deep plum shade

To apply, ‘Apply a thin, even coat of liquid lipstick to your lips, allowing a minute or so to set. This hydrating formula dries down to a soft matte finish. If the deeper pigment is desired, feel free to apply another thin layer, allowing each layer to set between applications.’

Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter in Afternoon delight and Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick review and swatches of shades dane, leo

Overall, I really like the formula and shades of the Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick – both are very comfortable and beautiful shades and also the Lucid Skin highlighter – it looks very natural and beautiful on my medium skin tone with golden undertones. Lawless Beauty is available at lawless.com and Sephora.ca.

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