Monday, July 23, 2012


It's a rare occasion when I have a few extra minutes to spare in the morning so I'm dedicating this post to efficiency.  Getting out the door in fifteen minutes or less is possible with a few key products:

Jemma Kidd makes a fantastic Glossstick which is part lipstick, part gloss with 100% shine and staying power.  It has a slight vanilla smell, very reminiscent of the Bonne Bell lip smackers I used to tote around in fifth grade while singing Ace of Base's "The Sign."  Returning back to this decade though, this is a great 2-in-1 product.  After all, who doesn't love double duty beauty?!

For those who prefer to apply makeup once in the morning (without a midday touch-up), this pencil's for you.  Jemma Kidd's Define Stay Put Eyeliner has Vitamin E for hydration (read: no cake-y liner) and jojoba wax for intense colour and high blendability to create a dramatic smokey eye or a more demure thin line.

Last but obviously not least is Jemma Kidd's Bronze Perfection Natural Skin bronzer which has a matte finish so it's very natural looking and it helps to reduce shine with added cornstarch.  Many bronzers out there have a bit of shimmer, which is great for an evening look but not so desirable during the daytime.  This bronzer is dark enough that you only need a swipe or two and the end result is a healthy glow without the skin damage.

Disclosure: products were provided to me to test.