Friday, August 26, 2016

Glam Sense: Unilever "You Glow Girl"

I was excited to have received another Glam Sense Campaign! The box is so pretty, I couldn't wait to see what was inside!


Here are my thoughts!

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes:
I was happy to receive these as I really like the regular Simple cleansing wipes. These are great for the summer when my skin is oilier and I need a bit of help to control it. They did a good job at removing my minimal summer make up and left my face feeling fresh and clean. They are so convenient for summer road trips or camping trips and feel refreshing after a hot day!

Vaseline Aloe Lip Therapy:
I was very interested by this product. I have never seen it before and was excited to try it out! To be honest, the packaging isn't my favourite, I would have preferred a chap stick style tube, however, I do enjoy the product! The scent is AMAZING! It is very fresh and fruity. It doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my lips, but leaves them feeling nourished and moisturized. It is a great product!

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lightly Scented:
This lotion has a nice, mild, fresh scent. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and moisturized. It is a lighter cream, so I like to use it on my arms and body during the day. I prefer my thicker body butters for my legs and for overnight. I like this, but I don't find it to be a game changer.

I am so happy to have been able to test out these products! The lip therapy & cleansing wipes were the two stand out products!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Makeup & Face Empties Jan-June

Lots of empties!


1. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara:
I liked this mascara. It gave my lashes a lot of length and went on easily. The wand has a ball on the end, which made it easy to get into my tiny inner lashes. I would buy this again.

2. Marc Jacobs Mascara in Blacquer:
I did not like this mascara. Maybe mine had a defect, but I found it to be extremely thick and difficult to apply. I would not buy it again.

3. Benefit Gimme Brow:
I quite like the Gimme Brow and have since purchased another. I find it super easy to use and a great shade!

4. W3ll People Expressionist Mascara:
I found this mascara to be quite dry and difficult to apply. I would not buy it again.

5. Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara:
This mascara was so-so. It didn't do much for my lashes in terms of volume, but did make them appear a bit longer. I found this formula dried out quite quickly. I probably wouldn't buy it again.

6. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara:
I LOVED this mascara! It added length and volume to my lashes and didn't dry out or flake. I would like to purchase a full size when my stash depletes.

7. Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Loose Setting Powder:
I loved this setting powder! It went on so easily and didn't alter the shade of my foundation or make my skin look dry. My only gripe is that a little doesn't go a long way with this product.

8. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:
This s not my favourite primer, it is okay, but I don't find that it does much in terms of filling my pores or making my make-up wear longer. I would not repurchase it.

9. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara:
I didn't care much for this mascara. I found the packaging was odd and the formula was very wet and difficult to apply. It smudged and flaked very easily. I will not buy this again.

Face Products:

1. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream:
I received this in a BirchBox and really liked it! It kept my under-eyes very moisturized and smelled amazing! (If you are from Eastern Canada, it smelled like when you walk into the Cows ice cream shop!) I would buy this again if I saw it!

2. Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Gel Cream:
I was sent this and really enjoyed it! It had a nice gel-like texture that absorbed into my skin quickly. The scent was mild, and certainly not offensive. I enjoyed this and may go back to it in the future.

3. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask:
I received this n the Sephora birthday gift last year. It was very cooling on the face (I liked to keep it in the fridge). I enjoyed this as a pampering mask, but didn't see anything overly noticeable in terms of results. It was nice to use, but nothing that I couldn't live without!

4. Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream:
I received this in a TopBox and enjoyed trying out Benefit's skincare. It is a very light weight moisturizer that absorbed quickly into my skin. It has a mild, pleasant scent. I enjoyed it, but wouldn't buy the full size.

5. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster:
I have used many of these and love them! This is my favourite serum. It smells like oranges and absorbs quickly into my skin. I LOVE it!

6. Origins Ginzing Eye Cream:
Another product that I keep going back to! I love this stuff! It absorb well into my skin, makes my skin more radiant and smells nice. One of my favs!

7. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream:
I got this as part of a 500 point perk at Sephora. This was my first time trying Bobbi Brown skin care and I am very impressed! It too absorbed well and left my under eyes very hydrated. I would love try get my hands on it again!

8. Bioderma Make-up Removing Micelle Solution:
This is my favourite make-up remover! It does such a good job at getting everything! I already have more!

9. Bioderma Purifying Foaming Gel:
This was fun to try, but nothing special for me. It didn't irritate my skin, and left my skin feeling clean, it just wasn't anything amazing.

10. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence:
I received this in a TopBox, and at first I had no idea what to do with it haha. I enjoyed the spa-like scent and it was very refreshing on my skin. I really enjoyed it, but it isn't a necessity. it;s a luxury item.

11. Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream:
This was a nice, gentle exfoliator. It was gentle on my skin and did the job. I have used cheaper options that are comparable, so I wouldn't repurchase.

12. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment:
I love this stuff during the winter! It is seriously a game changer and has help my dry skin soooo much! Love it and already have another!

13. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes:
These are some of my favourite make-up removing wipes! They are very effective and gentle. They are quite pricey, but worth it!

14. Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel:
I received this in my BirchBox and it was interesting and gross all at the same time! It removed dead skin and as you rubbed it, the skin would ball up. It did leave my face feeling smooth and soft. Again, I think this is a luxury item, not a necessity. It was fun to use though!

15. RICH Moisturizing Eye Mask (x2):
I bought a pack of these at Winners. They are something fun to use and do leave my undereyes feeling hydrated. I'm not sure that I would repurchase, but I have been enjoying them.

16. NUDE Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly:
This has a really interesting consistency. It was very effective at removing my make-up and left my skin feeling so clean. I would look into this if it weren't so expensive.

17. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream:
My skin has always like First Aid Beauty products, and this was no exception. It left my skin very hydrated and soft!

18. Lancome The Light Lotion-in-Gel:
I really liked this sample! I liked the texture of it. It smelled nice and made my skin feel so soft! I am thinking about buying a full size!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BzzzAgent: CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte & Eyes

I was so excited to have been chosen or this BzzzAgent campaign!
 I haven't been buying much make-up lately (except for my TopBox) and have always liked the Cover Girl Brand. When I found out that I would be receiving a lipstick and a mascara from this new line, I was thrilled! I even got to select my shades! I chose Kitty Purry & Very Black.
The lipstick is actually a demi-matte. It isn't flat or dry. It actually feels quite creamy on the lips (probably because it is infused with butters!). I REALLY like this shade, it is easy to apply and so flattering. There are 11 different shades in total. Big thumbs up for this lippie! I saw it for $9.99 today at the Atlantic Super Store. Very affordable!

The mascara has a very different brush that I am not that big of a fan of. I find it is easy to get clumps with this brush and that it doesn't apply easily. I didn't get any flaking or smudging, but I didn't get a lot of volume or length either. It basically just defined my blond lashes. The Very Black shade is just that, there is also an electric blue option (Perry Blue) which could be fun. There are definitely other varieties of Cover Girl mascaras that I prefer. I also saw this for $9.99 today at the Atlantic Super Store. I think that I would pass on this one.
  • There is $1 off coupon here if you want to try these out for yourself!
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