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Fall: Quo Brush Set

Saturday, September 24, 2016

 Fall make up is EVERYTHING TO ME!!!! Absolutely one of my favourite times in the MUA world hands-down. Give me a vampy lips- eggplant smoky eye and a gold highlight and I'm good. 

I have actually been playing with a lot of Fall products from the beginning of summer. Perks of getting being a blogger and getting things sent a few items in advance. I had a few cute items from Quo show up on my doorstep but my favourite was the brush set. 

Quo Brush Set Brush Up! ($50.00 CAN)

This brush set is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

I'm usually not one to switch up my make up accessories seasonally. 
But when will you ever see a eggplant brush set with a matching bag!! LOVE!


*squeal* This set is limited edition and will probably sell out soon. 

You get 6 essential pieces.  

Brushes:
-Liner Brow 
-Brush
-Powder 
-Foundation
-Eye Shadow
-Lip 
This is definitely a cute brush set to take with you when you travel. 
Do you change your accessories according to the season?

Seven Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils in to your Life

Friday, September 23, 2016

The older I get, the more I appreciate things like having essential oils in my regimen. 
They're 100% pure/natural and the easiest way to restore your health naturally.


A while back, I was given a cute package with essential oils from Thursday Plantation. I've used Thursday plantation Tea Tree oil in the past and I was totally excited to work with them again. Their current theme is called "100 uses for Thursday Plantation". Did you know that essential oil's are not just used as in beauty regimens? They can be used for therapeutic purposes, first aid, to clean your home or healing.

Let's get started with Tea Tree oil ($19.99 CDN). One of the biggest uses of Tea Tree oil is for acne. It can help reduce redness and minimize pimples without drying out your skin. I also found that when I used it the impurities would come to the top much quicker than using any of my drugstore products that I use.

Two other uses that I did not think of was using it on bites! Say you're on vacation and you get a random bug bite. Did you know that Tea Tree oil is perfect product to clean the bite? The best part about it is that it doesn't sting! 

Secondly: Use it as a deodorizer. Let me put this out there. It's a strong scent- so be wary if it's your first time using it. My husband plays baseball so sometimes his shoes/equipment can smell extremely funky. To combat that- Just fill a spray bottle and then add a small solution of Tea Tree oil and lightly spray the items to remove bacteria and get rid of high odours.

Lavender oil ($19.99 CDN) is amazing. This is something that I have had on deck for the past 7 years. For me, it's for stress reliever. I dab a bit on to my wrist and rub it together and then do three deep breaths in to calm myself. 


I know that it can be added to a bath. Before you go to bed add some lavender oil to your bath! It can help calm you before bed. I've also heard of people who have added to a unscented cream and use it as a hand cream. 

Eucalyptus oil (9.99 CDN) is a stable. Being Jamaican, I grew up on eucalyptus oil. I probably OD'ed on it because I got a lot of colds/flus when I was younger. Blocked nasal passages? Get a bucket of hot water-Add some drops-put a towel over your head- and inhale the fumes. Trust me if you have a head cold all of that will come out. 

Another cool tip I learned is how you can use it to remove stains on clothes. Dab eucalyptus oil on that T-shirt you spilled mustard on before you put into the wash and it helps to get the stain out. 

Have you tried any of these before? 

Love Breakfast again with MIXIT.ca

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I'm the queen of picky eating. I hate everything. If you seen my approved food list- you would laugh. The hardest meal of the day for me is breakfast. I never know what to eat. It's so easy to pick up a cereal chalked full of sugar but hard to find one that I really like. 

When I got the email to try Mixit.ca- I wasn't sure what to expect. 
I was able to make an awesome cereal blend that I'm a huge fan of!

Mixit.ca is unique because YOU choose your ingredients OR buy a pre-made mix.
  1. Start off with a cereal base
  2. Then add as many nuts, grains and dried fruits as you want. 
The nutrition facts are printed on the tube.
My mix: Spiced Beauty
BASE:Sunshine in the soul
Strawberry (freeze dry)
Fuji and Granny Smith Apple (freeze dry)
Organic Pineapple
Mango (freeze dry)
Blackberry (freeze dry)





Quick Facts:
  • Canadian Company-made in Montreal
  • 12-15 full bowls out of each order
  • Shelf life- 3 months-4 months 
  • Most ingredients are from Canadian suppliers
  • Price varies based on the mix 

Would you be interested in making your own mix or do you like the store bought cereals?



Get ready for Fall with Live Clean Body Washes!

Monday, September 19, 2016

I love beauty products but I'm obsessed with body care items.
I was EXTREMELY excited when a few Live Clean products ($4.99- $6.99 CAN) 
showed up at my door.

I won't lie - I've never used the Live Clean body washes before. So it was a delight to try them out.
I received: Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash, Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash and Fresh Water Moisturizing Body Wash.

I should add these body washes are 100% vegan and eco-sensitive.

Fall is coming- I can already feeling the moisture in the air going away. In other words my skin is DRY! The key is to implement moisturizing products now to prevent damage!

The stars of the show:
Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash ($4.99 CAN) and Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Liquid Hand Soap ($6.99 CAN).Vanilla Oatmeal is a comforting scent for me because whenever I go through my sensitive skin issues- I used it because it was calming!

Have you tried Live Clean products before?



Currently Obsessed: Mary Kay® Perfecting Concealer™

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Its been a while, since I have completely fallen in love with a new concealer. I have a few products that have run out and I have not replenished yet. Before I stumbled on this one, I was actually using foundation (which is a waste) as a concealer. I received a Mary Kay package and seen the first 5 shades and was bummed out... but then I realized that one had dropped one: Deep Bronze.
Literally, it is the perfect colour for me.


Im extremely proud of Mary Kay! 
This product is very comparable to a something that I tried at Sephora for over $30. 
The Mary Kay® Perfecting Concealer™ is only $17.50 CAN.


Shade's available:
Light Ivory
Deep Beige
Deep Ivory
Light Bronze
Light Beige
Deep Bronze

It neutralized my dark under eye circles and concealed some of minor imperfections.
Depending on my day- I sometimes add a orange colour corrector first then add the concealer over it.

SWATCH:

BLENDED:

I'm totally in love!
What do you think?

Four must have Ole Henriksen products from Sephora

Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm late on the Ole Henriksen train. I'd always see the brand in Sephora but I wasn't sure if it was for me. After having my first Ole Henriksen facial, seeing the Ole glow and meeting Ole in-person: I'm a believer. He told me I was cute and had great skin. He also give me a few personal skin recommendations plus talked about our love of Naomi Campbell!  I've pretty much tried the whole line. I picked four items that are a MUST haves.... If was trapped on a island these products would HAVE to come with me.


SHOP:




the clean truth™ cleansing cloths ($19.00 CAN)













Love these! They can be used on your faces and eyes. These cloths are sturdy! The can remove your makeup, oil or dirt plus they have a cool citrus vanilla scent. Also contains: Vitamin C- Micro Algae- CoQ10- Green Tea.

power bright™($66.00 CAN)












LOVE this system! It gives you the Ole Glow. It's a easy three-step system that literally gives your skin an intant "pick me up". It's import to know that it's professional-strength product with a 25% vitamin C concentrate. In order:
1: Polish
Sugar Polishing Mask
2: Brighten
Vitamin C Concentrate
3: Glow
Melting Cleanser

truth facial water™($28.00 CAN)













This product has changed my life! I haven't used a toner in years and this product has shown me how important it is. The scent is lovely: sweet orange - mandarin oils - tea leaf extracts- pomegranate extract.

Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil ($56.00 CAN)













This is a perfect product to use when your going to bed. This oil has 100 percent pure organic rose hips seed oil. Plus vitamin C- vitamin A- Fatty acids.



Yellow tail Moscato and Nails Inc collaboration is back at the LCBO

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back in June, I had the opportunity to go to a launch of the brand partnership between [yellow tail] Moscato and Nails Inc. With Summer coming to an end, it's time to let loose and soak of the last bit of fun.


In select LCBO stores across Canada select [yellow tail] Moscato bottles ($10.90 CAN) will come with one of five complimentary nail polish shades by Nails Inc.

I've always been a fan of Nails Inc! Their vivid nail colours and formula are amazing. What could be better than enjoying a bottle of wine and giving yourself a mani and pedi.


If you don't know, I'm obsessed with Moscato. I can tell you that [yellow tail] Moscato does not disappoint! Don't believe me?

Get your self a bottle now available from August 14 to September 10.
Let me know what you think!


Three Gentle Back to School Products for your Skin: Cerave

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I'm not 16 anymore- so my skin care routine is even more important.

I told you all my story many times. How when I was younger, I used to be blemish free... then I turned about 25 or so I started to see pimples. It was really disheartening. I go through times where I find products that work amazing for me and other times where my skin was a MESS. I'm really liking CERAVE. This brand was formulated with dermatologist to help repair your skin. It is also non-comedogenic, fragrance free and leaves and no irritation. Everything in the line is so mild( that I've tried).  Right now I have a good regimen going on which I think I'm going to stick to until the winter.

If you're going back to school and need some skin care advice. Definitely check out these products.

SHOP



I start off with the CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser ($14.97 CAN). It's unique because it's a non-foaming cleanser. It applies like a lotion- so I can control where the product goes. This cleanser can also be used on your face or body.


It also removes make up, dirt, oil  and dead skin cells. I won't lie, I prefer the foaming cleaner over the hydrating cleanser. Both are Super gentle!

Consistency:

For me the biggest gem of this whole line is that CeraVe® AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 ($13.97 CAN). I need gallons of this. I wear SPF daily and I noticed that sometimes at the end of the day I'm an oily mess. I love this because of the hydration factor.


This moisturizer protects your skin from the sun while restoring your outer lipid layer.

Consistency:

Another option is to add CeraVe® Eye Repair Cream ($19.97 CAN) to your regimen. I won't lie it's hard for me to remember to add another step before I go to bed. But this cream has claims to reduce dark circles and puffiness while trying to replenish the moisture around your eyes.


As I get older,  I've noticed a bit of discolouration around my eyes.
I'm doing everything I can to repair it!

Consistency:

Have you tried Cerave yet?


Add Palmers Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil to your daily routine

Thursday, August 11, 2016

These liquid lip colours have crazy staying power now a days.
The removal can be crazy: Super long and annoying!
(If you don't have the right products) 

Right now, My favourite thing to use for removal is Palmers Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil- Face ($7.99 CAN).


What makes this product amazing?
Other than the fact it removes dirt or makeup effortlessly-
The ingredients are stuff that you should have implemented into your lifestyle:
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Vitamin E
  • Sesame Oil
  • Rosehip Oil
Wet your hands- Massage the Cleansing Oi into your lips-
Add water to emulsify the oil into your lips- 
Use a tissue to wipe off the product.
Super quick and easy!