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Arbonne Lip Collection | Review & Swatches



I was ecstatic to receive this fabulous Lip Trio from Arbonne. What do you think happens when a girl who has been on a “No-Buy on lip products” clause for the last 6 months receives a parcel with some lippies? Well, she starts by doing a cartwheel, a backflip, and then she does some vocalizations with a voice out of nowhere who sounds like Opera … But then, not knowing anything about Arbonne, I began to wonder if these products were any good, or if I just got excited (and hurt my back) for nothing!!!

Arbonne Lip Collection

Since you’re reading this post, you must have figured out that I really like these products! There is just no way in hell I would rave about products I don’t like !!! So here is my review, not sponsored and no affiliated links!!! (I feel like I’m on trial, telling “The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth so help me God “) ! …



Arbonne Lip Collection


Review & Swatches

Arbonne Lip Collection

♥ Lip Liner in Peach (24$US/28$CND)♥

I love this lip liner; this peach color goes with all my nude lipsticks and of course, goes perfectly with Dream (just below). The formula is super long lasting, but more importantly, it doesn’t tug on my lips (that being my number one No-No when choosing a lip liner). When it sets, it’s on the dryer side but not enough to bother me. For the last weeks, I haven’t touch any of my other lip liners, that fact alone says a lot about how versatile this color is and how much I like the product.

 *** Update: Be careful because the “tip” can break easily !!!

Arbonne Lip Collection

Arbonne Lip Collection

♥ Smoothed Over Lipstick in Dream* (28$US/34$CND) ♥

* Note : Parts of the proceeds from the sale of this item supports the Arbonne Charitable Foundation, which promote the development of confidence and self-esteem in teenage girls and boys.

First thing I noticed is the smell, or shall I say the sweet smell of my childhood: Cotton Candy (Oh! the memories of the fairs are priceless). If you like a lipstick that gives you a satin finish paired with an unbeatable moisturize feeling & a superb color payoff, then you will definitely want to get your hands on one of these lipsticks. Did I mention that it’s smells oh! so sweet (HiHiHi)!!! No wonder this sent is heavenly, it’s made from fruit extracts…

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I’ve read somewhere that life is a succession of dreams. Based on that thought and on this product’s name, I will gladly use that particular color all year long. Arbonne have concocted a perfect pigment, a peachy/pinky/coral shade that makes you look like you have a tan even when it’s -30 degree in Quebec 😚

Arbonne Lip Collection

Arbonne Lip Collection

♥ Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Mimosa (24$US/28$CND) ♥

It will not come as a shock (as I’m a lip gloss girl) that Mimosa is my favorite product of the 3. For some, the thick formula will either be a hit or a miss, depending of your preferences. Personally, I don’t mind a sticky lip gloss since they tend to stay put way longer. If you like Buxom lip glosses but don’t care for the tingling effect, then you need to try this brand. When I apply this gloss over the “Peach” lip liner, the look is totally sublime (very fall appropriate), but on the other hand, when applied over the “Smoothed Over” lipstick, it feels a bit too much for my liking. I almost forgot my favorite part: same cotton candy smell. (hooray!)

Arbonne Lip Collection

What about the packaging? All 3 are nicely built, in a very subtle, no bling bling presentation. Just clean & simple.

❧ Overall, I couldn’t be happier with these 3 awesome products. I will totally buy these 3 items again and again and again (I could try other colors but I love these so much …)

Thanks for stopping by my beauties

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Ingrid xxx

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Updates : SEPHORA FAVORITES Give Me Some Lip & Beauty Closet!


By this blog’s title, you are probably wondering how come I’m talking about these 2 old Sephora Favorites sets Give Me Some Lip & Beauty Closet (I’ve reviewed them both when they first came out!). Well, if you remember, last week we saw sneak peeks of some Holidays Goodies coming our way this year at Sephora. Frankly, I lost some sleep this week, thinking of which ones to get. (Please tell me, am I the only one excited?!?) Personally, Sephora Favourites have always been the ones I’m most excited about (all year long), and this year will be a very good one (based on all the pictures I have seen!!!). 

Back to this post now… Yesterday I was browsing Sephora’s Website and I couldn’t believe that those were still available (if you asked me they should have been sold out a long time ago!). Anyway for the longest time now, I’ve wanted to do some updates on products still available (D’oh! what would be the point if not)😏. I’ve revisited these products just to see if, I’ve changed my mind in any way … So here is my first UPDATED post. Let’s get one thing straight, I know we all want the new & upcoming stuff but there is still some good, classic products that need some attention before they are gone for good 🙂

Disclaimer: Just to get it out there I don’t work for Sephora, they don’t know who I am, no affiliated links and 100% paid by yours truly! 



To me, this was THE lip set of the 2014 Holidays! To tell the truth it, was way better than the big Give Me More Lip!!!  25$ – 30$CND of pure joy. What a great FALL set and what comes after summer girls? Yessss! fall. Why is it still available?!? Maybe because of the Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout; it’s white (sheer white), not soft pink like the picture. However, this product has the ability to change any lipstick you already own: it blends and diminishes any shade to make a brand new one. I freaking love it … The bad rep was probably cause by the picture, that I agree, was misleading. Bite Meritage mix, the Smashbox Lipgloss, is out of this world !!! At the risk of sounding like a mad saleswoman, if you are looking for the perfect fall lip set with unbelievable shades (No duds there!) at a fair price. Grab it !!! 


Note: Do not think that because 5 out of the six products are deluxe samples that you won’t have your money’s worth. Even Urban Decay’s Revolution lipstick in Naked, who is smaller than the rest (I know!), gives you at least 15+ applications. For me, it’s a No-Brainer: for the price of ONE lip product you get SIX !!!  Final UPDATE: I love this set more than when I first got it. AMAZING!!! Worth every penny if you ask me.

For more information you can read my original review HERE. (This was one of my first post, not the best but I’m assuming the fact that we all started somewhere !!!)



This set was available early 2015, after the Holidays !!! Let’s get the elephant out of the room: this one is PRICEY with a big P (99$ to 118$CND – Oooch!), but again no duds in this entire set. I’m telling you there is not one bad product in there, Not One! Don’t raise an eyebrow; considering what you get and how much use you are getting , it’s a bargain (for us beauty lover that is!). Rather than being deluxe sizes, I would say that each item is at least medium size and 4 of them are full sizes. Algenist makes the best eye cream ever, Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black mixed with my Vanilla perfume is so sexy, Park Ave princess bronzer is a must for pale girls, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is a cult favorite for a good reason, Ardency Inn Modster liner is so darn good, The mini Beauty Blender seems gimmicky but gets the job done, the Sephora eyeshadow in Pop Idol is the most shiny purplish, most beautiful color I ever tried … I could go on and on … What a great set !!! 


For a more in dept closer look (if you are not convinced yet), see my original review HERE.




Funny Fact : (or is it !?!) 



We (I, well we, since it was sold out in a hot minute), all went crazy for this summer Sephora Favorites Bronze bares-ALL. Lots of love for this set, all great products BUT I barely touched it. No regrets whatsoever because life is too short but I would buy the 2 previously mentioned sets over this one in a heartbeat. I might end up looking very BRONZY in february (in our freezing -25 degrees) when I finally start playing with the Bronze bares-ALL. A little weird, but I’m unique 🙂

Next time I will do an update on Finishing Sprays … A few UPDATES are in order 😜

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Ingrid who’s “SET” for life xoxo

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SUMMER Lip Products (that won’t break the BANK!!!)

I’ve said it before and will say it again: if, for the rest of my life, I could only buy drugstore lipsticks & lip glosses, I wouldn’t be crushed whatsoever because honestly, there is some good stuff out there. How cool is summer lips makeup!! It’s july for goodness’ sake, we have to rock the bright pinks, sunset oranges and why not frosty lips!

So consider how great it would be to kiss your honey with one of these (without having to mortgage your house)😜



L’Oréal Glossy Balm in My Babydoll ♥

NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue ♥

L.A Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Babydoll ♥ (My review HERE)

NYC Expert Last Lip color in Smooch ♥ (My review HERE)




Maybelline The Elixir in Mandarin Rapture ♥ (My review HERE)

L’Oréal ColourRiche in Fiery Veil ♥




 ♥ NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in VIP ♥

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting ♥


As per usual, drugstore means that each product is easy to find on SALE *Super Duper Yay*. Every product was paid less than 5$CND. (Frugal-Frugal)

Have a great day my beauties


Big KISSES xoxo