Thursday, November 20, 2014

*Holiday Gift Ideas* Calgon Body Fantasies Signature Body Spray Trio

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.

Body Fantasies Body Spray (2)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Marcelle | Ideal Skin Perfector

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).

Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector

Swatch It Up | Doctor Lacquer–Stubs and Movember

I picked this polish up exactly one year ago and surprise, surprise, I never got around to wearing it until now. The fact that this Doctor Lacquer polish actually has the word “Movember” in it made me feel just silly wearing it any other time than November. Doctor Lacquer is one of my favourite indie polish companies and in my opinion, does the thermal polish in one of the BEST ways.

Stubs and Movember was a 3 coater for me and is black when cold and clear when warm. I love the contrasting bright blue hex glitter of all different sizes and of course the moustache glitter. There was an option to either have the moustaches inside the bottle ready to go OR to have them “on the side”. I chose to have them separately and I am glad I did because they refused to lie flat! I actually had to remove them because they were cutting my face and getting caught on everything!

Doctor Lacquer

Monday, November 17, 2014

NYC New York Color | Rosy and Ready for Winter

In Vancouver, we hope for snow, but rarely receive anything to brag about. If anything, I probably should have posed with an umbrella instead of a scarf to accurately capture what winter is like here. I have experienced a few icy winters in Montreal, as that is where my in-laws are from, so I drew on my chilly outdoor ice skating experience for this month’s #NYCBeautyPro theme: Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center!

November New York Color Canada Beauty Pro FOTD

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Empties | September & October

I have been working on using up some hefty full-sized items and had temporarily forgotten about foil packets and such in my fervour. My brain seems to be all over the place lately that I can barely remember where I put my keys, let alone sort through my samples. I have also been flat out scared to mess with samples of skincare because my skin has been so reactive which makes up 80% of my samples. I guess, on my body they go?


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ipsy | August 2014 “Beauty Schooled”

This is essentially a countdown as I have also cancelled my Ipsy subscription with October being my last bag. I just have way too much product to get through and things are starting to expire which always upsets me. Ipsy is still one of my favourite subs as there is always a lot of makeup in each bag and less skincare so I’d still highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new beauty subscription!

Ipsy August 2014