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Foreo LUNA 2 facial-cleansing brush + Anti-Aging Device

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Skin care is so important to me. It's literally my #1 priority. Whenever my skin is bad, I swear it's like an extreme downer. While some people would cover it with makeup, I go back to my skincare routine. I've been eyeing the Foreo LUNA 2 ($229 CDN) for a long time. Where have you seen a silicone device that uses sonic power before? 


What is it?
The revolutionary designed LUNA 2 is an enhanced T-Sonic™ face brush and anti-aging system that gives you a completely personalized cleansing. 

This device has actually changed my whole skin care routine. It's smooth, hygienic and powerful. It can put out 8,000 T-Sonic (transdermal sonic) pulsations per minute. Which sounds scary but it's very gentle. You never feel like your damaging your skin when you use it. Off topic: I once burned my skin with a brush device-  so I really appreciate how delicate this product is.

This dual-sided device on the other side is used for anti-aging and helps you absorb product into your skin. You can use the lower-frequency pulsations for this task. Within a week my skin of serums, hydration, water plus the foreo my skin was literally back to my teenage years. It was glowing!


How to use it?
1.
Apply your favourite skin care cleanser to your skin.
Wet the device and click the button once to start the cleansing mode.
2.
Glide the cleansing surface(the "brush" side) in circular motions over your skin.
This should last one minute.
3.
Rinse the product off and pat dry your face.
Apply your serum and moisturizer.
4.
Double tap the device to the Anti-Aging mode.
Press it into your wrinkle/fine line areas for one minute.

SHOP




How does it feel?
Extremely gentle on the skin.
With product it glides over the skin effortlessly.

How to clean it?
Easiest way: All you need is soap and water. To dry, pat with a towel.
Foreo also sells a Silicone Cleaning Spray which is also a great option.

Why you should get it?
It's an investment for great skin.
It also comes with a 2-Year Limited Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee.
Lastly one charge gives you 450 uses.


Sleek Makeup Lip VIP Lipstick Swatches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Summer is coming... Are you looking for a few bright lipsticks to add to your collection?

Sleek Makeup Lip VIP lipsticks ($8.49) might be with worth trying! These extremely pigmented babies pack on colour with the first swipe.

Application:
Easy and streak-free. It actually feels pretty velvety on the lips.

Formula:
Creamy semi-matte lipstick finish that doesn't dry out your lips. Infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil.

SWATCHES:

Personally, I'm not use to wearing bright colours like this which draw attention to my lips. But it was fun to play with them. If you asked me which colour would I work into my "every day" routine- it would definitely be Night Spot. 







Testing out Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

This is a follow up of my popular Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer (19.99 CAN) post I did in February.

Let me do a quick rundown, in case you missed the original post. This 2-in-1 compact is all you need. Black plastic packaging- Foundation and concealer together with a tear-shaped sponge beneath, totally eliminating clutter. Perfect for me since I’m forever misplacing my concealer!



I originally tried 400 Caramel which really wasn’t my tone. So I was given the colour 410 Cappuccino which is the deepest colour in the line.

This is a medium-heavy coverage foundation with a satin-matte finish.

Disclaimer- When wearing a matte finish. It’s important to have a really good skin regime. I’m talking about cleansing, exfoliating the dead skin off, toning and moisturizing. If you neglect this your foundation will not look its best.

Testing what colour works for you:
Always use your jaw, not the side of your arm or your hand. You may pick a foundation that looks amazing on your hand and when you get home and try it…completely off. As with other compact foundations, the colour in the compact may appear darker than it will on your skin so Revlon suggests using the smaller concealer shade as a reference point for proper shade matching in-store before you buy.

Foundation Left to Right:

410 Cappuccino 

400 Caramel


Concealer Left to Right: 

410 Cappuccino 

400 Caramel


Totally embarrassing but my skin has come a long way in the past few months; some slight discolouration on my cheeks, under my eyes and around my nose.

BEFORE



With one application of 410 Cappuccino, most of it is covered. Just a few areas that need extra attention. I added 410 Cappuccino concealer on top of the foundation (I put a circle on top to show you the colour difference). Depending on your preference, you can blend this out and be done with your look or add foundation on top for extra coverage.

The finished look.

I would recommend using a sponge or fingers for this product. The product comes with a sponge—it’s under the second layer along with a hidden mirror, which is really handy. The consistency is very creamy and blendable. Not dry like most matte formulas. This is a foundation worth trying! There are 12 colours in the range to choose from. Let me know what you think below!

This post was brought to you by Revlon but the images and opinions are my own.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks + Swatches

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Summer is coming and it's time to try something new. The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks ($30.00 CAN) showed up on my doorstep a few months ago. I've literally been using them so much that I forgot to post. Let me start off by saying these Bite Beauty lipsticks are handcrafted. 
And also they're Canadian!


When you buy a Amuse Bouche lipstick you're getting the best. I'm talking 12 edible oils, food grade ingredients and nutrients in your lipstick. Not harsh dyes like some of the other brands. Texture-wise they're really creamy and comfortable on the lips. Plus an they have an awesome citrus flavour from fresh fruit. I've added these to my permanent collection and I can't wait to try more. 

Check out these swatches!

Lip swatches:
***Missing Chai but it looked very similar to Honeycomb on me***
My favourite!

SHOP:






SEPHORA COLLECTION Skincare Booster - Tired Skin

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Earlier this year, my skin was in shambles. I was trying out a new product for the blog which made my skin go haywire( I will not be showing pictures of this). I knew that something wasn't right but I didn't want to stop due to it's "benefits". I know some of y'all are shaking your head right now. Once I stopped using it.. all the impurities came to the top of my skin. It was not cute... I really needed something to get rid of them. That's when I found SEPHORA COLLECTION Skincare Booster - Tired Skin ($26.00 CAN).


I literally went out on a limb with this product. Skin boosters are on the rise. Think of it as a shot of minerals for your skin to improve complexion. I'm in love. This product was extremely gentle for sensitive skin users like me.


One of the main ingredient is  a high concentration of magnesium.
Which can reduce signs of fatigue and brighten your complexion.


How to?
  • Use in 14-day cycles at each change of season.
  • Using the dropper take five drops- mix it with your cream/makeup or use it on it's own.
    This can be used morning or night. 

The only picture I have on my phone which show cases my skin.
SHOP





L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Glosses- SWATCHES

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The popularity of matte lipsticks aren't going anywhere any time soon. One complain that I hear a lot is how "drying' they are. My recommendation would be the L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Glosses ($13.99 CAN).


Doe foot applicator perfect for sculpting your lips.


These highly pigmented matte glosses have a velvety texture when applied.
They're also long-lasting. Perfect to wear all night!

I received four colours but I swatched the two colours that would flatter my skin tone the best.
**Note: If these are too glossy for you- take a tissue- blot and you have a matte lip without the shine**

Shanghai Scarlet & Forbidden Kiss

Shanghai Scarlet

Forbidden Kiss


Which colour is your favourite?





EOS- Body Lotion Berry Blossom & Delicate Petals

Friday, April 22, 2016

I recently had the opportunity from EOS to attend an afternoon floral workshop at the Bobbette & Belle . I've been obsessed with Bobbette & Belle since my wedding show days: they make amazing cakes & cookies. Plus I'm obsessed with flowers.

I was extremely excited to check out the latest innovations from Eos- Body Lotions!

Two scents:
Berry Blossom & Delicate Petals


Don't you love this sleek bottle? 
This body lotion contains natural shea butter, avocado oil and vitamin E. It applies sheer but it's still moisturizing. Not like some brands which apply light and totally evaporates an hour later. Although both lotions are scented they're dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, petrolatum-free and mineral oil free.

Two sizes:
200 ml which comes with a flip top cap
350 ml which comes with a pump

SHOP



Mary Kay Into the Garden Collection

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Last year, this time I was getting ready for my wedding. It was hands down the best day of my life. So much work goes into one day. The preparation part is crucial. The Mary Kay Into the Garden Collection is perfect for the DIY bride. This line is LE "Into the Garden™"collection is a collaboration between Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Sebastian Correa and Brazilian fashion designer Patricia Bonaldi.

Feet
You will be on them all day! They have to look good. 
The Into the Garden™ Pedicure Set ($35.00 CAN) is perfect for pampering.
You add the foot fizzies to add to your water and soak. Then add the Satin Feet™ Foot Scrub to get off the dead skin cells. I should add that it is a garden-scented.  Once you're done put on the toe separators and file with the emery board. There are also polishes in the line**.

Hands
You will be shaking a lot of hands. Soft hands are needed!
Into the Garden™ Soap Set ($20.00 CAN).
You get three garden-inspired scent soaps individually wrapped in a lovely floral box. This could also be a cute gift for your bridesmaids.

Face
Into the Garden™ Beauty Blotters™ Oil-Absorbing Tissues ($8.50 CAN) 
You have to stay fresh for photos!
Keep theses in your clutch. If you don't have a travelling makeup artist- these will be your best friend. They will help absorb excess oil and shine- so that it doesn't show in photos. 


Into the Garden™ Nail Appliqués ($10.00 CAN)
Break out that accent nail! 
There is a mix of floral and lace designs to play with.

FACE
Into the Garden™ Color Compact ($45.00 CAN)
The colour combinations are endless!
Four garden-inspired eyeshadows plus three sheer glosses. All-in-one compacts are perfect for the lady on the go.

I should add that limited quantities available of this Into the Garden Collection. 
Expires May 15th, 2016.