Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Back in December while I was visiting my family in New York, I picked up the It's a 10's Miracle Leave-in Product. This leave-in spray certainly got a lot of hype from beauty bloggers in the past, I had seen Nicole Guerriero rave about it quite a lot. So I picked up the small size to give it a go. The verdict? Not bad...not great either. I found that it didn't do anything special in particular, which was disappointing considering that this claims to be a "miracle". I liked that it left my hair feeling silkier but I find that most haircare products do that anyway, so why spend the extra money on this?
For now i'm going to stick to my beloved Garnier Moroccan Sleek (see my post on it here), and while I wouldn't say this spray was bad, I just wouldn't repurchase it. I give it a 6/10.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Although i'm very satisfied with my lip balms and salves at the moment, living in Montreal means that you're bound to be effected by the weather. My lips have been looking very chapped lately, and I realized it was probably due to the lack of exfoliating. I asked a few friends via text what scrubs they like best, whether it be from Lush or Fresh, and my friend Sarah informed me that she makes her own! Why didn't I consider this before?! I've seen countless blog posts on DIY lip scrubs, but the best part about the scrub Sarah suggested was that I already had the two ingredients in my cupboard.
1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Now I realize that most people don't have coconut oil in their pantries, but if you're a beauty/skincare lover and don't own coconut oil I have one thing to say: WHATS WRONG WITH YOU!? Coconut oil is THE essential beauty item. I've exclaimed my love for it before (click here) so i'll just get on with it: all you need to do is mix these two ingredients together and you're good to go! I used organic coconut oil to keep things natural.
Let me know if you try this, and I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
My friend Sarah was lovely enough to pick up some items for me during her trip to London last week, (Anyone remember this post when I asked my british readers for some drugstore recommendations?) Most of you said to get a palette from Sleek, or the Collection concealer. Since I already own the Collection concealer, I looked up the different Sleek palette colors and the one that stood out to me the most was the Blush by 3 palette in Pink Lemonade.
Pink Lemonade has 3 pink/rose blushes that I don't really own anything like. The middle shade in the palette is a cream blush, and I find that the quality is so lovely! The 2 blushes on the side are very Nars Orgasmy (haha) which I find suits me so well.
The other product I got from London I had been coveting for so long. Obviously they sell Rimmel in the US and Canada, but they do not however, sell the shade "Nottinghill Nude" in the Moisture Renew range. Because I had heard so many great things about it, I had to have it! Let me tell you I was not disappointed. Creamy and moisturizing, a perfect nude shade that is slightly on the brown side, works so well for me.
Do you own these products? If so, let me know what you think!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Two recent skincare additions come from the brand Dermalogica, a skincare brand i've never tried but certainly have heard great things about. The first is the UltraCalming cleanser, a gentle cream cleanser that rids my face of makeup without leaving it feeling irritated. I don't necessarily have sensitive skin, but I am very prone to redness and acne, and I love this for leaving my skin feeling clean and red-free. Even with the use of the Daily Microfoliant, the other addition to my skincare routine, my skin doesn't feel irritated as the product isn't harsh but very gentle and soothing.
The Microfoliant does a great job of exfoliating my skin but is gentle enough to use on a daily basis, and I have definitely noticed that my skin is looking way better. It's also very different from any exfoliant i've used before. Basically you take about a half-teaspoon of powder, and using very wet hands you scrub them together to make a paste. To be honest the first time I tried it I felt like I was baking cookies! (It has a baking powder consistency). This is my favorite of the two products as it leaves my skin feeling brighter and more even.
These two products are amazing, especially if you have sensitive skin. Have you ever used anything from Dermalogica? I'm definitely intrigued to see what their other products are like!