Montreal-Based Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

May 30, 2013

One Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

Words cannot express how much blogging means to me and how much joy it has brought me during the past year! That's right: one year ago today, I created Natalie Loves Beauty, and I have never looked back since! :) How did this girly pink blog come to be you may ask? Well, if you read my blog regularly, you already know that I have quite the obsession with anything involving beauty: makeup, skin care, hair, nails, natural health remedies... you name it, I love rambling about it! So after vicariously following my favorite beauty bloggers for years, I decided to take the plunge myself and start my own blog... and that's how Natalie Loves Beauty was born! :)

Not only has creating my own blog allowed me to share my thoughts with the world, but it has also made me discover amazing people through their support of my blog and also through me stumbling upon wonderful blogs thanks to various social media. I truly cherish all the "blogging friends" I have made through joining the blogging community. Most of all, I am grateful to each and every one of you who read my blog - your support is what has made me grow even fonder of blogging and it is what keeps me going! I'm really looking forward to what the future has in store! :)

This milestone of mine just had to be celebrated! So in honor of my blog turning the tender age of one, and to show my appreciation to all of you lovely followers, I decided to host a giveaway!! :) I will be giving away a bunch of beauty products that I personally LOVE, some of which have been featured on my blog to one lucky winner! Here are the beauty products you could win:


May 25, 2013

Nail Care Routine: Products I Use to Strengthen my Nails

I have always been one to struggle with keeping my nails nice and strong. The food you eat definitely has an impact on your nails just as it does on the rest of your body, since your nails depend on vitamins and minerals  such as Vitamin E and calcium to keep them from chipping and splitting, so that is definitely a good area to explore if you too suffer from thin, brittle nails. Topical care, however less "crucial", can also help prevent your nails from giving you attitude. Over the years, I have tested quite a few products out, and I have been able to narrow down those that work best for me. Here I will be sharing with you the 4 products that have significantly improved my "nail health"! :)


May 22, 2013

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser

I don't know what it is about concealers, but I always really really enjoy trying out new ones! The most recent concealer to have passed the test in my opinion is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles. It is highly praised in the beauty community, and I have definitely hopped on the bandwagon with this concealer after having tried it myself! :)


May 16, 2013

Hydraluron Moisture Booster by Indeed Labs: A Review

I really enjoy trying out new products from the drugstore, and the bright pink packaging of the Hydraluron Moisture Booster by Indeed Labs really caught my attention on my last trip to the skincare aisle. I actually featured this product in my most recent haul which you can read here! I usually like to read reviews on beauty products before purchasing them because I really value other people's opinions, but for some reason I had a feeling that I would really enjoy the Moisture Booster. Upon arriving home from my shopping spree, I searched the product online and the reviews were even better than I had initially thought!


May 12, 2013

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara

Lately I have been experimenting with various mascaras and have come to discover some great ones from the drugstore. The first one I wanted to share with you is Maybelline's Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara, which I got in the shade Blackest Black. I remember as a little girl seeing my mom use the original version of this mascara, and she still uses it to this day and her lashes are always super long, nicely curled and perfectly separated. Yes ladies, you've read right: this mascara has been around for a REALLY long time - according to Maybelline's website, it first hit the shelves over 40 years ago! So I said to myself: if this line of mascara is still being sold after so many years following its release, it must be amazing! And so I chose the Lots of Lashes Washable Mascara, but instead of the original that has a wand of uniform width, I got the one with the tapered brush.


May 8, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette: A Review

Summer is knocking on our doors, and everyone knows what that entails: VACATION TIME! I am so very excited to get to travel to the South in a few months with family, and since I like packing lightly, I was looking for an all-in-one face palette that would be handy to take with me. Insert the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette! I spotted this item at Sephora, and since I had heard such rave reviews on the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (which if you don't already know is their eye palette), I figured the Flushed Palette would also be a winner. It comprises a matte brown bronzer, a pink-toned highlighter, and a berry blush. Not only are these shades great quality, but the packaging is probably what sold me the most on this product. It is sleek, compact, has a large mirror and snaps shut so easily with the magnetic closing. I absolutely love it!

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