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Monica Da Rosa
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Favourite red lips for Valentine's Day: my picks!
Valentine's Day is the perfect day to wear a gorgeous deep red lip. Now, I love a red lip but admit I rarely wear red. As a mom it's rare I wear a full made up face. However, I have my favourite red shades I wanted to share with you. The winner for the best...

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Live Clean Giveaway: Facial products & Travel friendly solutions
It's been a while since I had a giveaway! Excited to giveaway Canadian made, Live Clean  products to one lucky reader. I'm a big fan of Live Clean products, a few favourites: their baby line and hand soaps.  In this giveaway, it's all about the face! Facial...

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Five minute makeup kits by Charlotte Tilbury
By now if you haven't heard or tried Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics I urge you to go check out this makeup line. Amazing formulas and textures by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Recently, a coleection of four kits were introduced which makes the 5 minute face...

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New! BUXOM Plumpline Lip Liners
It's clear by now that matte makeup is here to stay. More than ever, cosmetic companies are introducing matte products to their collections. I'll be the first to admit I've always loved a dewy finish however as of late of been loving matte lips. The key is ...

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Makeup Looks from the 2017 Golden Globes
First and foremost, Happy New Year and wishing all my readers a fantastic 2017!! Of course, here at Beauty Parler the focus has always been beauty; makeup and skincare. So, I hope that along with beauty and lifestyle blogging 2017 will bring lots of new con...

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How to do your backsplash on a budget: Smart Tiles (part 3)
The last part of my D.I.Y kitchen project was the backsplash. No matter if I painted the cabinets, walls, and countertops. The one piece that had to bring it all together was the backsplash. As mentioned in previous posts, this project originally was meant ...

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How to Paint your Kitchen Cabinets: DIY (part 2)
So, you want to paint your kitchen cabinets? First, this is not a weekend project. I repeat, this is not a weekend project. The intention that I plan on tearing down my kitchen in about five years meant that I was fearless with the idea of painting my cabin...

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DIY Kitchen on a budget: Before & After (part 1)
Back in the Summer, my husband and I moved into our house with our son. The process was a long one. The housing market in the Greater Toronto Area is HOT and the challenges of finding a house without going into bidding wars was intense. But, long nine month...

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Blend & Boost: personalized skincare
Not all skin is created equal. So, I was recently asked to review  Blend & Boost   a customized skincare system with your needs in mind. Eureka! Why did a system like this take so long to hit the mainstream market? It just makes sense. Yes, we all tend to f...

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Lowe's for the Holidays: trends
Back in the Summer, when I attended the Lowe's Holiday Trends Preview I couldn't fathom writing about the Holiday Season as it was in the heat of the Summer. However, fast forward to December and I can't believe how time flies. And I am still in the process...
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