First Impressions: Daval Beauty Lipsticks

Cruelty free. Vegetarian. Paraban Free. Fragrance free. Highly Pigmented. Matte, yet comfortable. 

Just some words to describe an exciting new brand coming out of the maritimes. 

I am all for supporting local businesses, especially when they have a product that is really kickass!!! 

DAVAL Beauty is handcrafted in my home province of Nova Scotia. 

I do believe the actual line just officially launched last week and was a MAJOR success! 

The best ( or worst) type of advertising is word of mouth and in this day and age, social media presence!  In this case, both really paid off for this brand. 

I managed to purchase my three shades at a new Spa in Sydney (Nurtured Holistic Esthetics) , which is run by my friend Jillian. Check her out!!  

On a side note, I’m a big believer in supporting another Esthechian’s success and growth. Plus, I love pampering myself and picking her brain for any tips/tricks to better myself in the long run 🙂 

   
 
But back to these lippies!! 

I purchased the shades “Malrah”, “Tommy Guns” and “Olive” and I’m patiently waiting to go pick up a newer shade that is coming out, “Lioness”.

Pictured Below :Tommy Guns (left) Olive (centre) Malrah (right)

  
  All very different colours and I am still on the fence with which one is my favourite. 
With these and any matte finish lipsticks, you definitely should have your lips properly exfoliated and moisturizered before hand. (I used Lush’s Bubble gum lip scrub and Eucerin Intensive lip balm.) 

As far as lasting power, I really only got to wear Malrah for a few hours yesterday and today. I was pretty pleased at what was left after I inhaled a Birthday Cake Cake pop and gulped down a Venti Iced Chai Latte (p.s. if you haven’t had one, you haven’t lived!) :p 

Overall Impressions:

Lipstick is by far my favourite makeup item. I am always looking for great new colours to add to my ridiculously huge and embarrassing collection and DAVAL definitely has lots of fun but easily wearable shades. ✔️

Also, Matte finish lipsticks are my favourite finish. I’m much too busy to be worrying about if my lipstick is all worn off or smeared all over my teeth. So DAVAl gets another ✔️

As I previously stated, I like supporting local businesses. I also love the fact of a woman run business. This company is both. ✔️

A bonus is the price is right. The introductory price was $12.o4 and no tax. 

Nurtured Esthetics had a special limited time price of 2 for $20. I would pay more and have in the past for other lipsticks that aren’t even as good!! ✔️ 

The packaging is simple and the label is cute. If it has a puppy on it, I will like it. ✔️

  
  
So I guess you have probably figured out by now, that I really like this product and my first impression is that of a good one! 

I know as of this moment,  DAVAL is only sold on Etsy and at two places in Sydney, NS. And they are with limited supplies. So go find them on Instagram to find out when and how to get your hands on these hot little items ❤

-Nicole xo 🙂 

Fall Lipsticks!!!

It shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone that I love my fair share of lipsticks and lip products!! (but what girl doesn’t!!!)

At any given time I may be carrying 5, 10, 20? options in my purse ( excessive I know, but one never knows when you may need a color!)

Darks, Lights, Brights,  Glosses, Mattes, Balms, Scrubs! Anything goes!!… I Love em all equally!

For this post, I am going to name off some of my top picks for this Fall/Winter season! Which are typically more on the dark side, but I threw in a few nudes and light mauves as well.

Hope this helps anyone that is looking for some new products to try out. I have some drugstore and a little higher end lippies on my list!

Top Lipsticks (Non Drugstore)

Mac “Ruby Woo” (Matte) , Mac “Cyber” (Satin) , Mac “Viva Glam IV” (Frost)…All can be purchased either in store or  maccosmetics.com 

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Aveda Smoothing Lip Colour “Sheer Muscadine” (Local Aveda shop or Aveda.com), Kat Von D Studded Kiss “Love Craft”( Sephora.com ), Lime Crime Vegan Lipstick in “Styletto” ( Limecrime.com) ….Again, these are all roughly around $20-$25.

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Top Lipsticks ( Drugstore)

Milani “Sangria”&  Milani “Red Label” (both purchased at local Lawtons Drugstore), Wet n’ Wild “Cherry Bomb” and “Vamp it Up” (Walmart) …Under $10 🙂 🙂

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Top Glosses

Gerad Cosmetics Colour Your Smile Gloss in “Nude” (gerardcosmetics.com )Forever 21 Love and Beauty “RED”, Revlon Colour Burst “Bordeaux” ( Walmart) ..Prices vary from $5-20

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Liners

Mac “Night Moth” and “Whirl”…If you want “Kylie Jenner-esque lips…Whirl is a MUST!!!

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Milani “Spice”, Avon “Wild Berry” & “Deep Plum” ….for some reason these swatch pictures would not turn out! 😦 Sorry! Just take my word that these are nice!!!

Misc.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub ( Lushcosmetics.com )… If you are going to be trying out a lot of the dark lip colours for Fall, you need to keep you lips well hydrated and flake free…this stuff is great for that! Also, its edible and who doesn’t like that!!!!!??

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and there you have it! some of my Favorite Lip Products for Fall/Winter 2014!

Tips

-When wearing a darker lip colour, go for a more neutral coloured eye. This will have you avoid looking gothish! (unless you are going for that look of course!!) Halloween is around the corner after all 🙂 🙂

-Apply a lip treatment or balm when you first begin your makeup….after it is done and you are ready to apply your lipstick, wipe the balm off. This way the treatment has time to sink in and preps your lips for a  longer lasting application.

-The key to wearing a different coloured lipstick such as black…is not giving a crap what other people think! If you have the confidence, you can wear whatever you want!!

-Make sure your skin is well covered and your complexion is even. Dark colours and reds tend to emphasize any imperfections if you have any. So, foundation and powders are a must!

-Blot lipstick with tissue after you apply it, to avoid any excess from smearing on your face or teeth ( THE WORST!!!)….also if you are the friend of said person wearing lipstick, please tell them they have something on their teeth…there is nothing worse then looking in the mirror and realizing you have been talking to everyone with a big gob of lipstick on your pearly whites….or in my case, all over my chin after I eat! 😦

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-Nicole xo 🙂 🙂