Quick Announcement!

Hi guys! I’m getting into the final stages of being ready to launch my new self-hosted blog. The last step is the DNS transfer so that you’ll be directed to the new website when you go to my URL, I’ll be putting in this request shortly and it can take a day or two to finalize.

With that said, when the new website launches there will be an exciting giveaway! You can either keep checking back at http://lipstickonthelake.com or you can keep an eye on my Twitter for the announcement. I’m hoping to have the website live by Wednesday or Thursday this week!

I’m getting excited to start posting again!!!

Have a wonderful week!



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I’m Moving!

Hi guys! My self-hosted blog, while not quite perfect yet, is ready to launch! It will be up very soon, using this very same domain name so you will be able to find me in the same place (http://lipstickonthelake.com) however I may no longer show up in your WordPress Reader if that is where you usually find me.

For now, the best way to continue following my blog would be through one of the following options:

  1. Bloglovin
  2. Add me to your WordPress Reader

The domain transfer could take up to 7 days so during this time I will not be posting on the blog. During this time I am going to continue to write blog material so that I will return with a wealth of quality posts.

Have a wonderful week!



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Weekly Post Recap

Hi guys! It’s that time of the week again… if you missed any of the past weeks posts you will find them all here!

Just a note, if you didn’t see my Quick Update yesterday, I’m in the process of self-hosting my blog. This week’s posts may not follow my usual schedule (normally every day except Tuesday and Thursday) but I do have posts planned so I’ll get those five posts in one way or another.

Too Faced Totally Cute Palette

My review of the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette which wouldn’t be complete without a makeup look and swatches!


Ipsy Hits & Misses

I do a monthly “unboxing” of my Ipsy Glam Bags, but how did the products work out for me? Find out here! More posts in this series to come!


Top 3 Eye Shadow Palettes

I’m a self-proclaimed eye shadow palette junkie, so it only makes sense to share with you which three are my go-to, most reached for palettes!


Vichy Idéal Soleil

Chick Advisor and Vichy Canada sent me these three products from the Idéal Soleil line so you will find my reviews here! Sun care is important so be sure to check out this post!


Have a wonderful week!



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Vichy Idéal Soleil


Hi guys! Vichy Canada & Chick Advisor were kind enough to send me three products from the Idéal Soleil line to test and review. Given that I spend quite a bit of time outside in the summer, I was really excited to give these a try! Sun care should be a priority during these hot summer months so finding products that you enjoy using is a must.

Vichy | Ultra-Light Lotion SPF50


The first product that I tried was the facial lotion. It has a very light and runny texture, but it absorbs immediately into the skin. Moments after applying it I felt my face and I couldn’t even tell that I had even put any on. It didn’t feel greasy or anything on the face so I was able to apply makeup over it with no issue. My makeup wore the same as it would any other day. Continue reading

Top 3 Eye Shadow Palettes


Hi guys! It’s no secret that I’m an eye shadow palette junkie. I don’t know what it is but there is something so satisfying about getting a new palette to play with. I find them very inspiring as you can do so many looks with one single palette, particularly the larger ones. So, with that in mind, I thought I would go over the my top three palettes, or better yet, the three that I reach for the most. This probably does change throughout the year so this is based on current habits. I’ve talked about all these palettes before in previous posts where I swatched them so I’ve included those swatches to this post as well!

Kat Von D | Monarch Palette


I really love wearing warm shades on the eyes so this palette really delivers. The shadows are pigmented and buttery smooth so that they blend right in. I found that once I had better makeup brushes, this palette became a breeze to apply and a staple in my collection. I’m still quite sad that it has been discontinued so I’ll treasure this even more. My favourite look with this palette can be found here! The shade Wrath is definitely my favourite in the palette, it is just so warm and beautiful!

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Ipsy Hits & Misses


Hi guys! I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the items I’ve received from Ipsy over the past few months. Generally I give a first impression of everything when I post my “unboxing” but today I’m going to go back and chat about some of the items that I’ve used that were hits and some that were misses for me. I have lots that I could talk about, but I’ve narrowed it down to six for today. There will be more posts like this one, so stay tuned! Most of the items I’m talking about today were in more recent Ipsy Glam Bags but I do have items from my first few which will be in my next post of this series!

Tarte | Lipsurgence Lip Cream in Wonder


This is a beautiful pinky red lip crayon that provides full pigmentation but is also moisturizing. It’s super easy to apply since it is a crayon applicator and it’s great for throwing on before you run out the door. I raved about this in my June Favourites so my verdict on this one should be easy to predict…

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Too Faced Totally Cute Palette


Hi guys! I posted a quick Makeup of the Day Post a few days ago using most of the shades in the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette and I’ve been using it a lot ever since so I’m ready to share my thoughts on it and show you some swatches!


First off, the palette comes with two sheets of cute stickers so you can customize the palette to your liking. I thought this was a fun idea and reminded me of how much I loved stickers as a kid. It also reminded me that I’m very particular with sticker placement so I spent some time arranging them the way I wanted it. I appreciated the I ♥ Bunnies sticker as I recently adopted a bunny just over a month ago! Anyways, the stickers are a cute idea and the customization gives this palette a personal touch. It’s nice knowing that my palette is likely quite different looking than everyone else’s.

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Weekly Post Recap

Hi guys! If you’ve missed any of my posts this week you will find links to them all here!

June Book Club

Every month I challenge myself to finish at least two books, this is what I read in June!


June Favourites

The products I reached for the most in the month of June!


Gradient Blue Under Eye

A great way to add a pop of colour to a neutral look!


MOTD: Totally Cute!

The first thing to do when a palette arrives in the mail is to slap it on your eyes and post about it, right? Check out the new Too Faced Totally Cute Palette here! Review and swatches will be going up later this week!


I hope you all had a great week!



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MOTD: Totally Cute!


Hi guys! I wasn’t sure what I wanted to post today but then the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette that I ordered that UPS delayed delivering two days in a row arrived this morning! I’ll be doing a full review and posting swatches in the near future but today I wanted to play with it and post the look I created.

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