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Showing posts with label beauty news. Show all posts

Beauty News: Live Clean + Venus Swirl

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing 
Shampoo & Conditioner
I was very excited to try Live Clean coconut milk moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. As an island girl, I grew up with coconut at the stable. This is because it was a staple in my parents upbringing. It's one of those super fruits that can be used to eat and use topical. Love it in my hair! It wasn't heavy but it hydrated my hair. Overall my hair was very soft. Both products are free of- petroleum, paraben, silicone, phthalate and phosphate.

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner  ($6.99 CAN)
  • Has Vitamins C, E and Provitamin B5
  • Rich in milk and rice protein
  • Plant derived
  • Coconut oil add hydration
Venus Swirl

Once you're ready to shed that extra winter "fur"... You should really try the Venus Swirl. The new Venus Swirl™ razor ($12.99 US) has FLEXIBALL™ technology. Which allows the razor to navigate your imitate areas with no issues.

I found that it has taken longer for my hair to grow back because of the microfine comb that guides your hair to blades. No hair is left behind. Plus the five contour™ blades have thinner, finer edges – the thinnest in Gillette’s history.

Beauty News: Redken Diamond Oil

Redken does it again with another great hair care line called Diamond Oil. 
If the gorgeous packaging doesn't get you, check out the benefits it has for your hair!
Diamond Oil utilizes an exclusive formula of silicone free hair oils that include camelina oil, coriander oil, apricot oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil and other to strengthen hair from the inside-out. Results are unprecedented strength and shine. Through Redken’s exclusive Interlock Protein Network and multi-faceted Shine Strong Complex, Diamond Oil delivers a nourishing blend of coriander, camelina and apricot oils that target all layers of the hair to strengthen, replenish and protect with each use. Hair is fortified and sparkles with intense shine.

Diamond Oil Shampoo
This shampoo is for damaged and dull hair. Rich foam cleanser strengthens hair to prevent breakage and hair fall while boosting smoothness & shine.

Diamond Oil Conditioner
It contains essential oils which results in soft/ shiny hair. It also moisturizes, protect & detangle hair while reducing hair breakage.

Diamond Oil Deep Facets
This is a Hair Mask which is essential to hair care. Shine boosting deep conditioner nourishes, strengthens & replenishes hair to prevent damage & breakage.

Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine
An intense leave-in hair care. Strengthens & reinforces for smoother, shinier hair while protecting from breakage.

Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense
If you have damaged/ coarse hair this leave-in hair care is for you. Strengthens, smoothes & protects hair from breakage.

Beauty News: Montagne Jeunesse, Victoria Secret & Philosophy

Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Masques

Last May, I had the opportunity to go to the Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Masques event hosted my FarleyCo. I've been a long time user of the masques and couldn't wait to hear about the new line:  Glacial Clay, Red Earth &  Dead Sea Mud Clay.

Glacial Clay
Glacial Clay, sourced from Canada’s Northwest Coast, cools, rehydrates and clears pores deep down to remove impurities. Sourced from the glacial heights of Scandinavia, nutrient-rich anti-oxidant Cloudberries is an anti-oxidant that soothes the skin and high in nutrients.
Red Earth Clay Spa 
Prepare your skin for a truly incredible, fresh pulped and juiced, deep cleansing journey. Montagne Jeunesse has infused Mediterranean Clay with suitably spicy Cinnamon and pulped Pomegrantes to protect. This juicy boost will captivate your skin and senses.

Dead Sea Mud Clay Spa
Breathe life back into skin with intensely invigorating & revitalising Dead Sea Minerals. We’ve harvested the oceans nutrient rich Seaweed & Kelp right from the source - A satisfying boost for thirsty skin & then some!
These products are $2.49 CAN and all vegetarian friendly. 

Fabulous by Victoria's Secret

I love floral scents for the summer because they are light and not over powering. One of the scents that I have in rotation at the moment is Fabulous by Victoria Secret ($65 USA).
Forever sexy. Forever Fabulous. Go glam in this thrilling blend of juicy currant, osmanthus blossom and pink freesia from our Victoria’s Secret Fabulous collection. Spray on eau de parfum for irresistibly fresh Fabulous scent that lingers.
Notes: Juicy currant, osmanthus blossom and pink freesia

This fragrance is very feminine plus can also be purchased in a body cream and lotion.
total matteness

For the nights when it's hot but there is no sun out, you need a product to keep you matte. Total matteness from Philosophy ($40.00 CAN) would be one of my picks.
A serum designed to instantly refine the appearance of pores and improve the look of pores over time.
Tip: A little bit goes a long way. I made the mistake the first time to use a lot and once it dried it didn't "stay" on my face. I just washed my face and tried it again with least product. No problems!
Visibly reduce the size and appearance of pores with this powerful, mattifying serum. Lentil seed extract helps support the pore wall, making pores less apparent, while salicylic acid helps remove build-up of dead cells around the pore wall, brightening their darkened appearance. Natural bamboo extract helps absorb excess oil and control shine for a soft-touch finish.
This serum can be used as a primer. Use it on dry skin for the best results.

Which one of these products would you want to try?

Beauty News: Fruits & Passion, Bobbi Brown + Burberry

Fruits & Passion Pompelmo Collection

It's been a while since I've tried anything from Fruit & Passion. I was excited to try out the Pompelmo collection because it's a unique mix of scents.
The Cucina Al Fresco collection from Fruits & Passion now includes Pompelmo, a fresh and delicately aromatic new fragrance. Pompelmo, which is Italian for grapefruit, takes you straight to the heart of summer. Its accents of crisp green cucumber combine with refreshingly delightful pink lemonade.

How cute is the hand soap bottle! I love the fact that it's glass and reusable. Plus the formula contains olive oil, "A traditional emollient that nourishes and helps protect skin by infusing it with essential fatty acids, olive oil creates a protective barrier to moisturize, soften and smooth skin."

I received the hand soap & hand cream but the line also features a foaming hand soap, discovery candle, fragrant kitchen mist and a decorative diffuser fragrance. The line ranges from $2.00 to $28.50 CAN. Available March 25 to June 9, 2013.
* I received a sample*

Bobbi Brown Discount!

20% of all orders placed through the new site starting this Monday, April 15th through the 18th. Customers will also be helping to support Bobbi’s favorite charity, Dress for Success Worldwide, as a total contribution of $10K from the sales made online during this time period will be donated to the organization.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2013
Powerfully feminine look with glowing shots of colour, inspired by the mood and energy of the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2013 runway collection.
Reds are back for Spring/Summer! Shown below are Burberry Lip Velvet lipsticks ($30.00) in Military Red & Bright Poppy. The velvet lipsticks are definitely on my must have list because they have a velvety matte consistency. One of my favourite finishes!

Beauty News: OPI, Macadamia Natural Oil & Elizabeth Arden


OPI Matte Top Coat ($10.95 CDN) instantly transforms glossy nail lacquer to a matte finish when applied over any OPI hue. Matte Top Coat provides sealing protection without shine and protects nails from chipping, making manicures last longer. With a matte, transparent finish, Matte Top Coat is designed to leave nails velvety smooth while creating a touchable texture for an edgy appearance.

“A matte finish can be worn over any OPI nail lacquer shade and should be applied after the base coat and primary coats of color to give nails a unique look,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Artistic Director. “Using Matte Top Coat to transform any shade in your collection makes it a more versatile and budget-friendly way to embrace the matte trend. Give your favorite lacquers an update with a new finish without altering the color.”

Matte Top Coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. This product includes OPIʼs exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application.

*Available in April 2013*

Macadamia Natural Oil

Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle pre-styler is an indulgent, lightweight spray that works to quench hair and protect strands from heat styling, over-processing and environmental damage ‑ sun, sand and sea ‑ while providing natural UV protection. This pre-styler smoothes and softens hair while protecting wet strands from breakage and eliminating frizz and fly-aways.

“This lightweight cream spray is the perfect product for the girl-on-the-go. Not only does it detangle hair effortlessly without causing breakage and split ends, but it can easily be tossed in your beach bag for lazy summer days at the beach or in an overnight bag to refresh yesterday's blow out,” advises Nathan Cheli, Global Artistic Educator for Macadamia Natural Oil. “Beachy waves are also easy to achieve by simply spraying the No Tangle pre-styler on damp hair and pinning it in to a low bun while it dries.”


  • Detangles instantly and painlessly
  • Protects wet hair from breakage and damage
  • Provides natural UV protection
  • Infuses moisture and shine
  • Gives shape and hold
  • Creates voluminous and smooth hair finish

The No Tangle pre-styler( $15.00) contains Macadamia Oil with Omega 7 for unparalleled absorption and restoration and is the perfect match for Macadamia Natural Oil's No Tangle brush, an innovative product that utilizes a unique flex bristle design that gently and easily diffuses tangles and knots.


  • Minimizes breakage, splitting and damage caused by unnecessary hair stress
  • Smoothes the cuticle layer, making hair shinier and more manageable
  • Works on all hair types and can be used on wet or dry hair


Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden introduces PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum ($115.00), a revolutionary new treatment clinically proven to make lashes and brows appear longer, fuller and healthier in as little as
two weeks*

Developed in partnership with the world-renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is clinically proven and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. The safe and easy-to-use formula is fragrance and colourant free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.

Key Ingredients:
PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is powered by an exclusive triple peptide complex and blend of Pro-Vitamin B5 and antioxidants. Innovative ingredients and benefits include:

  • Triple Lipopeptide ComplexTM– supports lashes natural life cycle so lashes and brows appear lush, healthy and revitalized.
  • Retinyl Palmitate (Pro-Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and Ascorbyl Palmitate(Vitamin C) – this vitamin blend fortifies, protects and revitalizes eye lashes for a healthy appearance.
  • Panthenol – conditions lashes and promotes lash flexibility and durability.
  • Vitamins A, C, E, ProVitamin B5 and Botanical Extracts - Help minimize breakage as lash conditioners fortify to help protect, revitalize and recover from environmental, chemical and physical damage.

Apply once daily at bedtime to clean eye area. Using the applicator, apply one stroke of PREVAGE®
Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum to the base of upper and lower lashes, from the inner to outer
corner. Follow the same directions for brows, covering the entire eyebrow area. Continue using 3 - 4
times per week to maintain the desired look and condition of lashes and brows.

Beauty/Fashion News: Payless, So...? Fragrance & Win a Lifetime of Shellac

New from Payless
 Have you had the time to visit Payless lately? 
A lot of super cute styles have arrived! Perfect for any look that you are going for.
My current favorites are all pretty high but that thankfully they all have a platform!

So...? Fragrance

I'll admit I'm a few years too old for this line: Ages 14 - 25. 
Since I'm all about fruity & fun scents, I decided to try the line.

I work in a scent-free zone. In basic terms we are not allowed to wear any fragrances which may cause headaches, migraines and etc. I can wear these in the office because they are light. Which is pro for me at work but it may be a con for anyone who loves strong bold scents.


Win a Lifetime of Shellac from NailpolishCanada

This sounds like an amazing opportunity!
Chipped nails are an important issue that affect lives in many ways. “We’ve invented substantial research and the reason women slap or bite in a catfight is fear of chipping their nails. Hopefully, together, we can build a world where a woman can throw a punch at the bitch who kissed her boyfriend without worrying about chips” said Ms. Smith

The prize will go to whomever can show that their life will be most impacted by winning Shellac for life. Be it better, or worse.
If you or a loved one is still stuck in a world of chips, smudges and wasting countless hours re-doing nails we urge you to take a stand. Enter at

Grand prize will go to the best description of how winning a lifetime supply of Shellac will change their life.

Winner selected August 7, 2012.

Prize Details & Entry
Grand Prize (Value $1266): 33 Bottles of CND Shellac + 36 Watt UV Lamp + 5 Topcoat + 5 Basecoat + Scrub Fresh.

How much Shellac do I need to last 25 years?
1300 (weeks in 25 years) / 2 (weeks application lasts) / 20 (applications per bottle) = 33 bottles of Shellac color

Open to Canadian and United States residents only.

Full rules and entry at: