Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks (swatches + review!)

Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks, Spring 2017Omg I’m thrilled to say that I received a surprise parcel from Dior the other week. My excitement for this parcel was real – I don’t think I was in the front door the entire way when I ripped open the UPS cardboard box it came in. It’s been a while since I’ve featured some brand new Dior goodies on the ol’ blog!

Dior Lacquer in rosesDior launched a new line of lipsticks, and they’re called the Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks, with 18 shades available and 4 colour categories to choose from, with pastel, neon, classic, and wild shades. I received four colours in three of the categories.

Peter Philips is doing an impeccable job since coming on as Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup. I’ve been really pleased with the launches he’s come up with, not to mention following along his journey on his daily Snapchat posts. He was inspired by the city of Los Angeles to create this new line of Lacquer Sticks. The pastels will consist of corals, lavender shades and pinks to look like a California postcard from the 50’s. Neon shades to mimic the bright LA city lights. Classic shades will have beautiful red carpet reds, and finally the wild shades are going to lean more on the grunge-side of things with the trendy brown shades.

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick 550 TeaseDior Addict Lacquer Stick| 550 Tease · pastel

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick 674 K-KissDior Addict Lacquer Stick| 674 K-Kiss · classic

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick 620 PoisonousDior Addict Lacquer Stick| 620 Poisonous · wild

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick 924 SauvageDior Addict Lacquer Stick| 924 Sauvage · wild

I will note that the darkest shade shown here above, Sauvage, will likely require a lip liner as I noticed a smidge bleeding of the colour on my lips.

Like any Dior launch there are four “it-shades’ that are must-haves from the collection, and I have two of ’em! 877 Turn Me Dior, 684 Diabolo, 924 Sauvage, 550 Tease. If you want to see the colours in action I filmed a video too, it’s short at just 3 minutes, so go ahead and watch! :)

 

Shop Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks | $43 CDN · $35 USD

 

 

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Upgraded to luxury for a week

2017 Volvo S90 T6A taste of Swedish luxury for a week, with the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription. So I’m just going to roll with it — or rather, I did roll with it for the week (ha! get it… car… wheels… rollin’)!!

Some days I laugh too hard at my own jokes. What can I say, I’m easy to please and when it’s luxury I get giddy. Volvos makes me giddy apparently. As a matter of fact, it made Alfie giddy too. It’s been pouring non-stop since before Christmas here in California, making it go from a severe drought to devastating floods, so I haven’t been gallivanting around with Alfie taking him on adventures because neither of us wants to give him endless baths because it’s so mucky and muddy out.

2017 Volvo S90 T6 rear

2017 Volvo S90 T6 interiorBut the rain stopped for a bit! And Alfie got many adventures in. (Hit “read more’ below…this post is long!)

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Is the Dyson Supersonic really that great?

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Dyson SupersonicAnd there it is, the perfectly sophisticated hair dryer, from Dyson. The Dyson Supersonic (said in a hockey-announcer-voice). Your domestic routine now has elevated with style…I mean, at least on the days you wash and dry your hair.

It’s definitely a unique take on the classic ol’ blow dryer. The Supersonic holds sturdy yet lightweight in the hand with a rubbery-silicone-like feel.

You have to give it to them for innovative design, both visually and mechanically. The motor is unconventional, which is built into the handle, not the bulky head making it feel balanced in your hand. How decidedly Dyson of them. The filter is located at the base near the cord, and with the twist of the plastic covering it slides off making it easy to clean. I wouldn’t go as far as say it’s extremely quiet, but it’s definitely a different sound for a blow dryer with its high pressure and high velocity of air to help hair dry fast. In fact, mine makes a squeak when it turns off. Huh.

I had my eye on the Dyson hair dryer ever since it launched last year. Examining it, I thought it was pretty fascinating, never owning anything from Dyson before. It’s pretty different than a typical hair dryer.

While I don’t necessarily need to have my hair dry as quickly as possible with the fanciest of technology, since I have quick-drying thin hair, and need to wrap my hair elastic around my ponytail 4x to feel snug and secure. An on-off button, a cold shot of air button on the handle. On the pink tubular part of the barrel you have two buttons, one gives you control of how quickly the air comes out. The other allows 3 different heat settings which are all comfortable to change with the flick of your thumb.

If both are on full blast my hair will be dry in about 3.2 seconds flat, it’s pretty hilarious! In all honesty there’s a decrease of time that it takes to dry my hair. If I were to describe how strong the force is with the air, I’m not kidding when I say it’s like sticking your face in front of an airplane jet. It’s like blowin’ a gale out there! My Newfoundlander’s will understand that term describing wind…

From tame, to whoa nelly with the flick of the button. I didn’t have any fun at all shooting these pictures, did I? Haha!

Although pricey as some vacuum cleaners, Dyson Supersonic is definitely a luxury item and not necessary to acquire. Let’s not forget the fact it’s absolutely out of my price range if I were to purchase at $399. If you’re like me and get your husband to cut your hair to save costs on getting it done at the stylist, then by all means — save up for it and make that purchase. But man it’s awesome. I’m definitely sucked into this awesome Supersonic dryer. My hair is more voluminous, and I don’t feel the need to straighten my hair after a blow-dry-sesh since it somehow tamed the flyaway’s, plus it looks snazzy. I’d be interesting to see how it works on thick or curly hair.

With the purchase of the Dyson Supersonic, you know it’s going to be impressive unboxing it. The box comes fully equipped with three magnetic styling attachments which is absolutely great since I hate changing out the nozzles on others — two nozzles, one for smoothing, one for styling, it also has a diffuser. There’s a conveniently not-too-large non-slip mat to lay down on your counter, and also a storage hanger if you want to hang it up alongside your bathroom counter’s door.

Go’won, have some fun with it and review the stats on purchasing the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer here. Oh, it comes in two colours: white/silver or Fuchsia/Iron.Dyson Supersonich hair dryer

Thanks Dyson!

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