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.
‘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.
White Pine, Fir Balsam, Birchwood, Rich Musk, Amber.
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.
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.’
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*Press samples
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.*Press samples
Dior highlighters are one of the best I have tried – the shades, the formula, the finish, and the performance – it’s something that is uncomparable – they look so natural and the true lit-from-within example if somebody asks me. The limited-edition packaging and shades from Dior are something that I always look forward to. I am sharing the limited edition shades of Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow which were launched for spring but are not limited to use only in spring though – the shades 007 Peach Delight and 008 Pink Delight look perfectly gorgeous for any time of the year.
Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow powder instantly illuminates the complexion for spring with an iridescent sheen and enhances the face with a multidimensional glow. With a high concentration of pearlescent pigments, this highlighter structures the face and revives the complexion with a radiant glow.
“It’s an incredible, versatile product: the powder plays with strategic areas to bring a new dimension to makeup and is perfect for strobing. It can also be used to give a little beauty boost during the day when makeup starts to fade,” explains Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.
This delectably pearlized highlighter illuminates the complexion with an iridescent sheen. The face is enhanced with the multidimensional glow of pearlescent pigments. Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow takes makeup to a whole new dimension by adapting to different skin tones. With a high concentration of pearlescent pigments, its formula bathes the face in a radiant glow for more beautiful-looking skin.
007 – Peach Delight: a light and pearly peach pink.
008 – Pink Delight: a light and pearly petal pink.
There is a lipstick I have recently been loving – Rouge Dior Couture Colour Lipstick in shade 646 – On Fire which is a bright metallic orange with a golden sheen. The luxurious black and silver packaging with a pigmented yet the lightweight and creamy formula is a lovely addition to my fall and winter lip colours.
Dior Beauty is available at Dior counters as well as Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and Saks.*Press samples