Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick | Souffle

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BITE Beauty is a brand with which I fell in love when I tried their High Pigment and Matte Creme Lip Pencils. I love the formula and colours and the lovely, comfortable wear of them so much so when I started reading rave reviews of the BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick by my fellow bloggers, I knew that I had to try it out, for myself and see if it lives up to the hype and the quality and beauty of the BITE lip pencils.


BITE Beauty is committed to creating lip products that are as beautiful as they are kind to humans and this big, blue globe that we all share. BITE uses nourishing, edible oils, triple milled pigments and naturally pressed fruits to create their creamy, colour saturated lipsticks in small, hand created batches.

Packaged in a drippy lip print embellished outer box, BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick has a soft, round, matte black tube with an angled top and a discreet, shiny black logo printed on the base. The tube feels nice in the hand and the cap closes securely and doesn't come loose or gunk up the inside of my handbag. When you roll up the bullet, you are greeted by a clean, smooth lipstick with the BITE B pressed in the side.


I bought BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Souffle, a marshmallow pink. The swatch on the Sephora website turned out to be very different from the lipstick that landed on my doorstep. This pale, cool toned pink is much lighter than I thought it was going to be and I was a bit dismayed by it.

Until I got it on my lips. Application of this creamy soft formula couldn't be easier. A few quick swipes smooths this lipstick in place and delivers a perfect, opaque, gently glossy finish that makes my lips look lush and pillowy soft. The feel is light and ever so comfortable and the formula is ultra hydrating, leaving my lips feeling moisturized and cherished.

Lipsticks like this aren't super long wearing, but touch ups are easy and seamless so I don't mind. I need to use a good barrier pencil with this lipstick as it is so emollient that it likes to bolt out into my stupid little vertical lip lines.


This cool, clean, pale pink is going to be just the thing for Winter days ahead. It has an "ice queen" feel and is the perfect foil to bold, smoky eyes or chilly, pale, barely there eyes and cheeks. I'm happy that I chose this shade and I'm enjoying this pale pink very much.

BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick is available in forty-one shades so everyone, of every skin tone should find one or more to work beautifully for them. I have my eyes on a few more I'd like to pick up in the future.

BITE Beauty is cruelty free and created without sulfates, parabens and phthalates.

Are you a BITE beauty enthusiast? What are your favorite BITES?

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Lorac Rose & Revelry Limited Edition Holiday 2016 Mega Pro 3 Eye Shadow Palette

For the third year in a row, Lorac has released a Holiday themed, limited edition Mega Pro Eye Shadow Palette and I, in my infinite wisdom and desire to have all of the things have purchased their latest offering. Was it a well advised purchase or should I have broken the chain?


Continuing in a theme of colour and metallics, this year's Mega Pro is the typical Lorac slender, sturdy paperboard palette wrapped in their signature, tactile finish in white with rose gold printing. Last year, we were treated to deep blue with silver and year one was a rich, burgundy red with gold font.


Lift the magnetically sealed lid and you are greeted by a mirror that is big enough to serve your every primping need. The thirty-two eye shadows are laid out like typical Lorac Pro palettes; the top two rows are sixteen matte shadows, the bottom two, sixteen shimmer and metallics. There are two repeater shades in this palette, the rest are new and, if I remember correctly, exclusive to this offering. All of the shade names are conveniently printed below their shadows in rose gold block font.


All thirty-two neutral eye shadows in this palette are laid out, light to dark, running left to right. There are highlights, lid colours, crease and transition shades a-plenty. One can use the deeper colours as liners, as well. The colours in the Lorac Mega Pro 3 are rich and Autumn themed with names like Cider, Walnut, Pecan, Hickory, Maple, Brown Sugar, Dark Roast. Great. Now I've made myself hungry. There are a few cooler shades sprinkled around but this palette tones warm, overall and these are colours that are right in my personal eye shadow wheelhouse.



The shadow quality is classic Lorac Pro. The mattes are smooth, silky and feel creamy to the touch and they can be powdery when my brush goes in. Lorac mattes perform best for me over a good primer. They apply a bit sheer but build up well and blend without flying away or going off muddy. I have learned that a light touch and soft brushes are the best tools for these mattes. The shimmers and metallics are so beautiful, they are velvety and soft to the touch.

These shadows apply easily and blend out like a dream. While a few shadows are a little bit stiff (Jet Black, Licorice, Dk Navy, Walnut) and need some coaxing to go on and blend evenly and the deeper shades can gift the user with a bit of fallout if not applied carefully, overall I am pleased with this palette and I'm happy that I bought it.

I know that this palette is sold out online and in most stores and I had to think carefully about whether or not I was even going to write this up. Then I remembered that I put a ton of work into photographing this baby and, that when certain hot ticket items are sold out online and in most stores, I can often still find them in my local Ulta. If your local stores don't have this beauty but you really, really want it, check for Ulta locations in large towns/small cities (like the one in which I live) a comfortable drive from you. Gas up the car and take a little road trip, do a little hunting and you may get lucky.

Gentle reader, what do you think of the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Eye Shadow Palette? Did you pick it up? Do you love it? Or not so much? Please do tell.

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Fashion Flash - Tips for Looking and Feeling Fabulous

Fashion Flash is your friendly weekly online news magazine filled with the best in wellness, fitness, travel, lifestyle, fashion and beauty from over forty bloggers in the know.

This week, the beautiful Cindy of Prime Beauty is our host. Get cozy, grab a beverage of your choice and hop on over and get caught up. See you next week!

Never Neglect your Neck | StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream and Serum

I am forever grateful to my mother for one of the best pieces of beauty advice she gave to me in my youth. That advice? "Never neglect your neck." Wise words, indeed from a wise woman.

The skin on our neck is thin, delicate and highly susceptible to showing early signs of aging. The neck is highly mobile and in near constant motion and thanks to our love affair with our smartphones, is flexed even more often and for longer periods of time than ever before. These factors can add up to lines, wrinkles, crepeiness and of course, the ever-so-fabulous wattle that we all love so much.

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Happily, there is help for the skin below the chin. With NIA-114  and Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller and StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Light Neck Cream join their sister product StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream - which, coincidentally, I reviewed in this post - to bring us all hope and help for a firmer, more youthful looking neck.


We use serums for our faces. Serums that tighten and brighten, lift, firm and smooth. I use many serums on my face and always pull them down onto my neck but until now, I have never had a serum specially formulated just for my neck. Allow me to introduce you to StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller. Oh, yeah, gentle reader, I said roller.

Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Myristyl Nicotinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Propanediol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Pullulan, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Saccharide Isomerate, Jojoba Esters, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Aloe Barnadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Sorbitan Laurate, Polysorbate 80, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Resveratrol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene.
Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.


Pop the cap off of this air and light safe tube to reveal a stainless steel roller applicator. Turn the applicator from off to on - you will see the designations on the tube - then smooth the cool metal roller up your neck and throat and along the jawline. Gently tip-tap the lightweight, clear serum into the skin and begin enjoying the smoothing, firming effect.

For an extra cooling, refreshing experience, toss this baby in the fridge. Ooooh! Shhiiiver!


You are dying for a firmer, smoother, more hydrated neck but, alas! StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is a bit too rich for your skin type or you prefer something lighter, feast your seeking eyes on StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream.

Aqua (Water, Eau), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Myristyl Nicotinate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Pullulan, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Pentadecalactone, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Squalane, Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, Orinthine, Sorbitan Laurate, Lecithin, Algae Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triethanolamine, Glycolipids, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Sodium Benzoate, Levulinic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Tetrapeptide-21, Helianthus Annuus (Sun flower) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol, Fragrance (Parfum).
Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.


 Containing NIA-114  and Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex , this lightweight, gel-creme formula contains all of the lifting, firming, hydrating advantages of it's richer cousin. Dip a small dollop up on your finger, sweep it lightly upward from the base of the neck to the jawline then gently tap it into the skin to aid in full absorption. This is the perfect day neck cream. For those of us who have very dry skin or more advanced signs of aging on the neck, StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream layers beautifully with StriVectin-TL™ Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. Add the StriVectin-TL™ Tightening Neck Serum Roller for a triple shot approach to anti aging.

Does this all sound good to you? If you would like to try StriVectin-TL  Advanced Tightening Neck Skin Care for yourself you can find it at StriVectinNordstromMacy'sLord & TaylorUlta Beauty and wherever StriVectin is carried.

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Are you a fan of StriVectin skin care? What products do you use and love?

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