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Monday, June 5, 2017

May Empties!

Hey everyone!
Lets talk empties; the products I finished up in the month of May. I love these kinds of posts because 1) you know you're getting a good review of a product when the person has completely used it up and 2) there's just something so satisfying about a fully used up product, isn't there?

I didn't finish too many products this month, but I'm still pretty pleased about what I did use up.

-Benefit 'Porefessional' Primer (small/deluxe sample size)
This primer was just okay for me, and I likely won't repurchase it. I'm someone who enjoys more hydrating primers, so this sillicone feeling type of primer isn't always my cup of tea.

-Essence Lash Princess Mascara
Ugh, I love this stuff so much. How can a product so damn affordable be this good? I already repurchased this!

-Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner
This was a decent brow pencil. Definitely a really good affordable option if you don't want to spend a fortune on brow products (ABH Brow Wiz, why must you hurt my wallet so?)

-L'Oreal Youth Code Skin Recharger Day/Night Cream
I was surprised at how much I adored this face cream. It had a cream texture but absorbed like a gel. Really refreshing to use and hydrating without being greasy. A really solid drugstore choice.

-Olay Fresh Effects 'Out of this Swirled' Exfoliator
Still confused as to if this line is still around/for sale (??) but I loved this. It can be a bit drying, so pair with a good moisturizer, but it exfoliated well and leaves you skin feeling very refreshed and cool.

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Current Skincare Routine! (+ Reviews)

One of my New Years resolutions this year was to get more serious about my skincare routine. In the past I've always been the type of girl who only needed a cleanser and a moisturizer and I was good to go. Now that I've been paying more attention to what my skin needs and using products catered to those needs, my skin has never been better.

I have very dry skin, and struggled with dullness and sensitivity for a while as well. I thought I'd share my current skincare routine because these products have changed the game for my skin.

Cleansers: 
When it comes to getting my skin clean, there are 2 products I'm loving. For removing my eye makeup, I use the L'Oreal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution. This is one of the few micellar waters I've tried that both removed all my makeup effortlessly (no harsh scrubbing required!) but also doesn't sting my eyes. 

For washing my face, I've been loving the Olay Fresh Effects Out of this Swirled Deep Pore Cleanser. It has a mild exfoliant, but it's gentle enough to use on a daily basis. I love how it foams up and cleans so wonderfully, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped and dry. 

Serum:
When it comes to serum, I've been using this sample of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (is that a long name, or what?). A little goes a long way with this stuff, and I really do notice a difference when I use it. It leaves my normally dry skin feeling comfortable, visibly plump and luminous.

Moisturizer: 
For lightweight moisture in the daytime, I like to use the L'Oreal Ideal Moisture Day Cream for sensitive skin. It's just heavy enough to keep my skin from being dry and flaky, but not so heavy that I worry my skin will be greasy. 
At night, I love my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. This is a serious moisturizer. If you have extremely dry skin and nothing seems to help, definitely give this one a shot. It's a life saver. 

Eye Cream:
I'm not particularly loyal to any eye creams right now. Eye cream is usually the thing in my routine that I experiment with the most because there hasn't been any that I see much result with. The one I'm using right now is the L'Oreal Defense Eye Cream, which is pretty good. It leaves my under eyes very hydrated and my makeup applies a lot nicer when I use this. It doesn't do much for dark circles however. 

I recently made a big skincare order on Sephora so I'm excited to try out some new things. (Sephora is having a 2X the points event on all skincare!). 

Let me know what your favourite skincare products are! Anything I should try out? 

xo 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PRODUCT EMPTIES!! : Review & Would I Repurchase?

Hi everyone! I don't normally do empties posts, mostly because I'm really bad at thinking to keep them before I just toss them in the trash, but I somehow managed to gather a few things this month and I figured I'd talk about them and whether I'd repurchase them or not.

L'Oreal Color Radiance Protecting Mask
I don't really have coloured hair. I've had highlights done a few months ago, but besides that, nothing new enough where colour protection is a must for me, so unfortunately I can't really comment on whether or not it prolongs colour. It does however make my hair smell incredible (I'd honestly buy it for the scent alone) and it really leaves my hair feeling really soft and nourished.

Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream
This is probably the 6th or 7th tube of this I've gone through. It's just that good. I really recommend this to anyone with eczema and is looking for a good cream minus the steroids. It would also be great for anyone with sensitive skin looking for a hand cream that is super hydrating and fragrance free. I honestly cannot live without this.

Nivea Sensitive Night Care Face Cream
This was a pretty decent night cream for me back in the winter when my skin was crazy dry. I finished it off this month, but it was a bit to heavy for my skin right now. I might repurchase it in the winter when my skin is drier, but for not there are many other ones I have that I prefer.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
This is very likely my favourite drugstore mascara. It's super lengthening and volumizing. I'm usually not a fan of rubber wands, but this one was great. I will definitely be repurchasing this one.

Olay Fresh Effects Acne Hater Deep Scrub
This is the second one of these I've used up and I'm already planning to repurchase ASAP. My skin has never been ovely acne prone, but since using this scrub my skin is blemish free about 98% of the time. It is just the right amount of exfoliation and leaves your skin feeling cool, soft and not overly dry.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
I'll keep this short because I could go on about this mascara for years and years. It is my holy grail high end mascara. Anything you want in a mascara, this does it. Amazing.

TREsemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish hair mask
This was an okay hair mask. It didn't give me the intense hydration I expected from it. To me, it was light enough to use as a regular conditioner. (Do keep in mind that I have extremely thick, dry hair). It had a nice scent but I probably wouldn't repurchase this. I'm currently using the shampoo from this range though, and it is AWESOME.


That's all for my empties this time! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
xo

Saturday, February 6, 2016

January Favourites!

Hey everyone! I'm a bit late on my favourites this month (blame school!) but I have a ton of things that I LOVED this month so this will be a long one! If you would like a longer, more in depth review of any of the products I've mentioned, let me know in the comments and I will definitely do one!

Makeup:


Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
I've been using the Too Faced 'Born This Way' foundation pretty steadily since the summer so I was looking to try something new this month and I found a great one. This foundation has the nicest texture and gives incredible coverage. The staying power is also pretty great for a drugstore foundation. 




Nyx High Voltage Lipsticks
These lipsticks are so incredible that I've gone back to purchase more about 3 times. I own around 6 of them now and I'm so in love with them. They do everything you want from a lipstick: they're creamy and hydrating, they have a great lasting power and the best thing about them is how insanely pigmented they are. Let me know in the comments if you'd like a more in depth review with swatches of all the ones I have!



Beauty Blender
I put off buying one of these for so long but having now tried it, I can honestly say that the hype around this product is justified. The Beauty Blender applies my foundation and concealer better than a lot of my brushes do. In fact, I tested out a few products I didn't like once again but using the Beauty Blender to apply it, and they looked a hundred times better.

Rejuvacote
I had 3 back-to-back Shellac manicures over the course of December and early January and it left my nails really dry, brittle and weak. My nail technician highly recommended this product, which is essentially a treatment for your nails that applies like a clear polish but strengthens your nails with vitamins and makes them stronger. I'm so glad I decided to give this product a try. My nails were back to their normal, healthy selves in almost no time at all!



Skin Care:


Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture! Satin Finish Lotion
I've struggled trying to find a good moisturizer that would leave my skin hydrated but also not overly greasy. They're not kidding when they say this moisturizer has a satin finish; you will not believe how smooth and silky it leaves your skin feeling. It hydrates but basically doubles as the perfect primer for your foundation. Amazing.





St Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter moisturizer
I'm so lazy with moisturizing my skin, but now that it's winter and my skin is much drier, I don't have much of a choice. As soon as I tried this one, I was honestly changed (I know, that sounded really dramatic). This stuff is so nice I actually WANT to use it. It smells sweet and leaves the skin super hydrated and soft. And of course, the thing that makes or breaks a moisturizer for many; it is quickly absorbed and isn't greasy!!


Marcelle Micellar water
I've been using this product for months, so I can't say its really a January favourite... The reason why I'm including it though this this: I took it for granted. I ran out of it and was using a few different micellar waters only to rush back to buy another bottle of this. It's just so good. It removes all makeup in just 2 swipes of a cotton pad and doesn't sting your eyes. I could honestly rave about it for ages.




Entertainment

Breaking Bad
Yes, I know. I very well may be the last person on earth to watch this show. I put it off for so long thinking I wouldn't be that into it. Finally, I caught up to everything I'm currently watching and (with my boyfriends persistent encouragement) I started watching it. I won't say anything else about it other than the fact that I started it around the second week of January and I'm currently starting the 5th season... Yeah, its good...


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
If you're looking for a funny, light read, I recommend this book so so much. I love Mindy Kaling's style of writing and sense of humour. It's such an entertaining and quick read, I loved every minute of it.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Favourites: June 2015

I'm a bit late with this post, but better late than never :) Here are the things that I have enjoyed using throughout the month of June!

Hair: 

Pantene Smooth & Sleek Conditioner: 
I am so in love with this stuff!! I've tried the shampoo that goes with it, and I really really did not like it AT ALL, but the conditioner is on another level. I have extremely thick and dry hair and this actually managed to smooth it and make it softer than most other conditioners I've ever tried. It also smells incredible which is a huge bonus.

Skin: 

Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Acne Hater Deep Scrub:
This product has the full package; cute packaging, amazing smell and it actually WORKS. My face feels so soft and clean after using this and I've noticed that since I've been using this (once a day), my skin has been clearer than usual. Love love loveeee!!


Makeup:

Maybelline "The Blushed Nudes" eyeshadow palette:
I've had my eye on this palette right from when it came out and I finally got to pick one up a couple weeks ago. I've probably been wearing these eyeshadows almost every time I put on makeup this month. The colours are so pretty and the pigmentation is very good for drugstore eyeshadows. I've really been into warmer, pink-y colours on the eyes recently so this palette was just what I needed. I love it!

Book:

Between by Jessica Warman: 
This book was so interesting and so different from anything I've ever read. I wont spoil too much but basically its about a girl who is found dead on her 18th birthday. The book is in her point of view as she reviews her life and tries to figure out what exactly happened to her. I'll be posting a full review of it on my book blog soon!


TV Show:

True Blood: 
Since I've had a lot more free time on my hands and I'm finally all caught up on the shows I already follow, I decided it was time for me to start a new show. This isn't a "new" series by any means, but I thought I'd include it here because I'm addicted. Yes, its a vampire series, but its definitely aimed to a more... mature audience. I'm almost finished the second season and I am soooo obsessed!!



What were your favourites last month? Let me know in the comments!
And a happy 4th of July to any American readers! 
xo