Ah, the infamous Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb ($6.95 CDN). Even the name of this bath bomb sounds commanding and ominous and although I passed on it last year, this year I was determined to find out what the fuss was all about. When I read what the inspiration was behind this bath bomb, I was even more intrigued as it is inspired by the ruler of the Pagan Fest of Fools. INTENSE. The scent is heady with a spicy blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. Not my typical fruity, fun-loving scent, but still absolutely intoxicating.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Don’t laugh because this may be a summer box, BUT it is also my second to last Petit Vour even though I was heartbroken to end my subscription. Many reasons have gone into not talking about this box until now and if any of you were to look at my blogging history for July, it was probably one of THE quietest months for me thanks to a super terrible work situation and it’s funny how I can actually “feel” how unhappy I was through those July posts. Well, THAT took a turn for the personal so I’ll regroup and bring this post back to a really awesome Petit Vour box!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Two weeks ago, I booked my very first appointment to get my hair coloured. I swore to myself that I would not get my hair coloured until I start going gray, but at 31 it hasn’t happened yet, and I have been anxious to try something new. After reading some positive reviews for Hype Hair Salon and seeing them at Xpocity, I took the plunge and decided to enter the world of colour in baby steps by getting ombred(balayaged?)!
I was greeted relatively quickly, my coat taken and a glass of water offered while I waited. The studio was absolutely buzzing with activity and I couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement.
Friday, November 21, 2014
It’s CBB Guest Post time again so let’s welcome Natalie to Cosmetic Proof today!
The theme of the month for November is blue and silver for winter, and I immediately started freaking out. I could do some nail polish, but nothing too exciting since I am terrible at nail art of any sort. So I started thinking about makeup. I could do a blue and silver eyeshadow look for sure, but I decided to take it a step further. Why not just colour my whole face?
I thought about what I would colour blue or silver:
My eyes? Obviously.
My lips? Sure, why not.
My eyebrows? Well, ever since a Twitter chat where we talked about coloured eyebrows (shout out to Jenn who totally pulled off coloured eyebrows) I've wanted to try it, so sure, why not.
My cheeks? Well, why not go all in!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Calgon always has it goin’ on when it comes to deliciously-scented body sprays and conveniently, each body spray fits perfectly into a Christmas stocking! The Body Fantasies Signature Gift Set contains three scents: Twilight Mist, Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy and Japanese Cherry Blossom in mini 50mL bottles.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Before you all run away and exclaim that I have yet another confusing skincare item to add to your 10-step skincare regime, hear me out! Released just this past August, the Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector ($24.95 CDN) is a serum so it will fit in just after toning and right before moisturizing. On the Marcelle website, the instructions state to apply this FIRST in addition to any other serums you may be using. I preferred not to do this, but it’s totally up to you! Now that we know WHERE this product fits in, what does it do and more importantly, does it work?
Formulated for women of all ages and ethnicities, this skin perfector is all about improving and/or correcting skin tone, dark spots, pores and fine lines. Like most of Marcelle’s products, this product is fragrance and paraben-free and is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It is also recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of their Skin Health Program. Within just 2 weeks, 89% of women saw an improvement in their skin texture and 78% more even skin tone (not sure how big the sample size is, but it’s usually less than 50 people).