About The Want Machine

You want things. Admit it. Nothing induces a high quite like when you return from the store with a shiny new thing. As time passes, the new thing loses its sheen and becomes ordinary, and you find yourself on the prowl for the next thing.

We want things too, so we started this site as an excuse to legitimize our beauty purchases. Check back on the regular for beauty news you can use about shiny new products, drugstore heroes, tutorials, swatches, runway trends, real talk about skin "issues", how to add 'roo to your 'do, and so on and so forth.

Oh! And before you go, be a dear and don't forget to ask us what's on your mind by clicking on the "Ask Us Anything" link at the bottom of the page.

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    NARS has just announced its new range of Matte Multiples to be released on March 1, 2014 (USD$39 @ NARS). Since NARS’s usual Multiples are quite a bit too shimmery for our tastes, we are loving the look of these colourful sticks for S/S 2014. Shades will include Altai (rose bronze), Anguilla (ginger pink), Cappadoce (golden bronze), Exumas (pink apricot), Laos (rose coral), Siam (poppy red) and Vientiane (coppery bronze). We may just have to pick up Siam for that long-awaited Spring burst of colour on our cheeks.

    NARS has just announced its new range of Matte Multiples to be released on March 1, 2014 (USD$39 @ NARS). Since NARS’s usual Multiples are quite a bit too shimmery for our tastes, we are loving the look of these colourful sticks for S/S 2014. Shades will include Altai (rose bronze), Anguilla (ginger pink), Cappadoce (golden bronze), Exumas (pink apricot), Laos (rose coral), Siam (poppy red) and Vientiane (coppery bronze). We may just have to pick up Siam for that long-awaited Spring burst of colour on our cheeks.

    Posted on Saturday, February 15th 2014, by victory is ours

    Spotted at NYFW: hastily brushed-on golden tips crowning otherwise bare nails at Suno. Nails by Maybelline New York featuring Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold (available at drugstores everywhere). See more stellar NYFW looks at Harper’s Bazaar.

    Spotted at NYFW: hastily brushed-on golden tips crowning otherwise bare nails at Suno. Nails by Maybelline New York featuring Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold (available at drugstores everywhere). See more stellar NYFW looks at Harper’s Bazaar.

    Posted on Friday, February 14th 2014, by RUMBLEDETHUMPS

    We are HUGE fans of the incredible makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. We love her work, her YouTube videos and we kind of want to emulate her whenever possible. She recently made this amazing video on a Keira Knightley red carpet look featuring (our fave) an orange lip. Lots of information here about orange lips, so listen up!

    Posted on Sunday, February 9th 2014, by victory is ours

    Sally Hansen Fashion Shades for S/S 2014

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    Sally Hansen recently showcased several new fashion-inspired limited edition shades of their stellar Complete Salon Manicure formula for Spring/Summer 2014. Sally Hansen’s collaboration with Prabal Gurung includes shades Lady Lavender, A Wink of Pink and Mint Condition. Tracy Reese-inspired shades include Carnivale, Mojito and Batbano Blue. Rodarte designed shades Clay and Cinnamon.

    These shades are set to appear at drugstores in March 2014. Don’t miss them!

    Posted on Saturday, February 8th 2014, by victory is ours

    Rodial’s new Super Acids skincare range is set to launch at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores in April 2014, but it’s available now online. We are super excited about trying the X-Treme Acid Rush Peel (CAD$94.00 online) in particular, which boasts a blend of azelaic, glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate and retexture your skin while fruit acids and enzymes brighten and probiotics boost hydration. 

    This looks like an awesome way to take your skin TO THE X-TREME (and rock a mic like a vandal), right? Let us know if you’ve tried it!

    Posted on Friday, February 7th 2014, by victory is ours

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    The cult favourite MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish (Limited Edition, (USD$30.00/CAD$35.00 @ MAC Stores) is back on North American shelves today, so don’t forget to pick one up if you missed out online. 

    Aside: every time I hear this song, I add to the chorus “..just sing along to my stereo ROSE” because I’m cool like that. 

    Posted on Thursday, February 6th 2014, by victory is ours