Wednesday, April 16, 2014

*Earth Day* Kiss My Face | Liquid Rock Roll-On in Lavender

I am extremely particular about my deodorants as I am very selective about how they smell. While I may love sweet scents in my moisturizers and perfumes, I absolutely despise them in deodorants! I always feel an incredible aversion towards the end of every stick and because of that started using crystal or salt sticks which have no fragrance. I also prefer not to use antiperspirant as I feel like as human beings, we are meant to perspire (even if it can be incredibly inconvenient or just downright embarrassing!)

I have been using Kiss my Face Liquid Rock Roll-On in Lavender ($5.99) for the past month straight and have been enjoying both its odour-absorbing abilities as its all-natural ingredients that have kept me scentless all working day!

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Guest Post | Jenn from Scarlet Beauty Reviews the Quo Bent Eyeliner Bush!

Let’s say hello to Jenn from Scarlet Beauty who will be sharing with all of you today her favourite eyeliner brush! I have only just gotten to know Jenn through the Canadian Beauty Bloggers, but her makeup photos are truly pieces of art! Have you seen her Instagram? Her product placement makes me want to buy everything she shows! Now, let’s take it away Jenn!

Let’s rewind to many years ago when I was first getting into makeup, shall we? It didn't take me too long to discover how much of a difference getting quality brushes made. Face it – the brushes and applicators that usually come with your makeup aren't the greatest.

Enter Quo brushes. I soon became hooked on the brand, and gained a fair collection of brushes that I still keep in regular rotation.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nicole by OPI | Roughles Collection and Easter Nail Art!

I love Easter nail art even a little bit more than Valentine’s and Christmas nail art so when the opportunity arose to incorporate the Spring Nicole by OPI – Roughles Collection into some Easter nail art, how could I refuse? The colours are perfectly fitting and it gives me a chance to create a textured bunny!

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From L-R: “Rock the Look”, “I’m Stucco On You”, “Sand in My Shoe” and “On What Grounds?”

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To draw the rabbit, chick and egg patterns, I used a small nail art brush and some acrylic paint with the exception of the pink in the rabbit’s ears as I wanted to use “Rock the Look”.

Textured polish application is always a little different because I find that I have to pick up A LOT more polish than normal as the formula can be on the drier side. Application was fairly easy though and dry time very quick. I was able to do one whole hand complete with nail art in the space of 40 minutes which doesn’t happen very often! While I don’t think the Roughles Collection will be for everyone, they are certainly fun with my favourite colours being “On What Grounds?” and “I’m Stucco On You”.

Any of you going to be sporting some Easter manicures this week?

PR samples sent for review.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lush | Easter 2014 Golden Egg Review

I know there is a serious reason for the Easter holiday, but for the sake of this post I am just going to focus on the cute, bunny side of Easter business starting with the first of my Lush Easter goodies – the Golden Egg ($8.95)! This little “oeuf d’or” smells just like the Lush cult classic soap “Honey, I Washed the Kids” which is a honey-toffee fragrance good enough to eat!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Masque Challenge | Week 2: Green Tea Squeezed Lemon Peel Off Detox & Pore Cleansing Masque

Welcome to the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Montagne Jeunesse Masque Challenge!

It is the second week of the CBB Mask Off sponsored by FarleyCo Beauty so if you’ve missed the first week, check out it here! This week’s theme is “peel-off” and I received the Green Tea Squeezed Lemon Peel Off Detox & Pore Cleansing Masque ($1.99) which is vegan-friendly and paraben-free.

Montagne Jeunesse Squeezed Lemon, Green Tea & Ginger Masque. Detox & Pore Cleanse with our new Green Tea Peel Off Masque for a deep cleansed, toned complexion. Experience the well being of natural minerals, young Green Tea, root Ginger and reviving properties of squeezed Lemon to uplift and refresh skin.

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I feel like this mask is suitable for most skin types as there is no clay in it which is usually what aggravates dry/sensitive skin. It does have fresh lemon in it though that the ingredient list actually says was “squeezed from fruit” so if you think you might react to citrus then this mask might not be for you. The scent, it smelled more floral to me than of either lemon or green tea.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

*Earth Day* Abeego Beeswax Wraps and Carebags Reusable Produce Bags

Although this is not a beauty post, these are two products that I wanted to share with you all in honour of upcoming Earth Day. I really despise using Saran Wrap and/or those plastic bags at the grocery store that we need to put apples, broccoli or other produce in because they are not easy to reuse and end up getting thrown out after one use. I started looking for Saran Wrap alternatives and didn’t need to look far as there was was an eco-friendly alternative right in Victoria and Vancouver, BC with Abeego and Carebags!

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