Adventures in Blogging: Inglot Toronto Store Opening

Inglot Toronto 1

I must say that INGLOT has been a brand that I have long wanted to try out, but I never have mainly because they don’t really have a storefront presence.  I mean you can order their stuff online, but when I have never tried a brand before, then I tend to want to be able to test out and play with the products before I buy them.  So imagine my surprise and joy a few weeks ago when Julie from SwatchandReview let me know that there would soon be a store opening in Toronto!  Well last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending a blogger preview of the new INGLOT Toronto store before it opens to the public this weekend and what a fun time it was!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner in I-22

MAKE UP FOREVER Artist Liner - I-22

Launching this month, MAKE UP FOR EVER has released their new Artist Liners. Described as ‘a twist-up, gliding eye pencil that delivers intense colour payoff in a range of shades’ I have to say that I was super eager to try them out and put them to the test.  Today I will be taking a look at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner in I-22, Iridescent Turquoise.


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – Melted Berry

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick - Melted Ruby

“Every time I try to leave, something just keeps pulling me back…” Why yes, I did just quote song lyrics.  Don’t judge me!  But in all seriousness, that is how I feel when it comes to the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick.  I’ve already told you of my love for Melted Ruby and Melted Fig; well I’m right back here again to tell you of my love for Melted Berry!

Currently Reading – September 2014

For those of you who frequent Nicole About Town, you will know that this blog originally started off in 2011 as a book blog. I have steadily been incorporating other things like beauty, movies, lifestyle as my interests grow, but I will always feature books here on Nicole About Town. While I have grown out of book blogging and book reviews in the traditional sense, I haven’t fallen out of my love affair with books on a whole.  I will get back to reviewing, at some point, but right now, I am not sure just ‘how’ that will come about.  I have some ideas and I am currently working out the kinks, but at this point, I really have no interest in writing a ‘traditional’ book review again.

It has been a while since I showed anyone what books I received for review so be prepared, this post may be a bit of a doozy. Something you may notice with a lot of the books in this post is that they are books not yet released and won’t come out until 2015! Yep, you may have guessed that I am hard at work on my Winter 2015 reading guide which will be available in November.  Some of the books have been read already. some I’m reading now, and the rest I will get to in the coming weeks.  I will say this, so far the upcoming publishing season is looking pretty good from what I’ve read so far.  If you want to know more about the books below, click on the cover and it will take you to the Goodreads page for each.

a wicked thing - rhiannon thomas bone gap - laura ruby driving the king - ravi howard finding jake - bryan reardon i am not a slut - leora tanenbaum in a split second - sophie mckenzie (more…)

NARS Velvet Lip Liner – Fall 2014

NARS Velvet Lip Liner - Fall 2014

NARS Velvet Lip Liner – Fall 2014


NARS Cosmetics introduces a new era for lips with Velvet Lip Liner.  As the perfect complement to the Audacious Lipstick Collection or any lipstick, the new formula defines lips with pigment-rich colour that perfect frames, fills and prevents feathering.  The upgraded propel/repel design allows for precise application with a smooth, sharp finish.

The twelve shade colour range perfectly coordinates with NARS’ extensive lip category – match to your lipstick for dramatic depth or fill in lips completely for long-wear colour.


Essie – Vested Interest


I am back with another nail polish my friends.  Today I am showing you the amazing shade Vested Interest from Essie as part of #essieSeptember!

Essie - Vested Interest

Essie – Vested Interest

I normally don’t wear green nail polish.  Well let me rephrase that.  I don’t wear light green, pastel green, christmas tree green, or yellow tinted green nail polishes.  Something about green nail polish that falls in any of the above shades makes my eye twitch.  They work for other people (barely), but they certainly don’t look good on me in any shape or form.  A nice muted green like Vested Interest, which if I am not mistaken came out last fall, is right up my alley. (more…)

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