Product Review – The Monthly Watch Club

Hello Everyone!!

Happy Friday!!!

I was recently contacted by the Monthly Watch Club. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I decided to give it a try. Based on my research about the company, I found out that it is legitimate and I love the different styles of watches they offer. As per usual, her is my disclaimer; I received this watch for the sole purpose of trying and sharing my honest thoughts and opinions with you all.

A little bit about the Monthly Watch Club; it is a monthly subscription. Individuals pay a monthly subscription fee  of $39.99 CAD  and receive a brand new custom made watch that is theirs to keep every month. The Monthly Watch Club offers flexible plans; month to month plan, 3 months plan, 6 months plan  or yearly plan.

For more information, check out their website at http://www.monthlywatchclub.ca  and their Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/monthlywatchca/

Here is the watch that I received

 

     

 

 

 

 

It is a very nice watch and the band is made with genuine leather. I love the detailing on the band and I think that it is old-fashionably beautiful. The only con for me is that the watch is a bit too small. I prefer watches that are slightly bigger than this one and the band is a little short which made it feel a bit tight on my wrist.   Aside from that, It is a great watch and it is great for women who have smaller wrists than me.

Overall, I think that out of all the subscription programs out there, this one is a good one because watches are great and functional accessories. With the holidays right around the corner, I think that purchasing a subscription for someone special would make a great gift.

That is it for this post. As always, thank you for reading. Until the next one!

 

 

Elancyl Laboratoire – Slim Design Night

Hello Everyone! Happy Wednesday!

This post is a quick and short review for the Slim Design Night anti-cellulite cream that I have had the chance to try lately. As I always, my disclaimer is that this product was sent to for the sole purpose of trying and reviewing. All opinions in this post are my own and as honest as possible.

When I was approached about this product, I thought that it would be the perfect cream for me to try especially given that I am in the process of getting my VSG surgery. Here are some Important facts about this cream: it claims to fight stubborn cellulite, intense nighttime slimming, smoothe dimples, and provide intense nourishment. The main ingredients are caffeine – which eliminates fat; ivy -which detoxify tissues; salacia – which de-structure connective tissue; safflower oil – which hydrate and nourish the skin.

This cream has a light, non-greasy, creamy consistency and smells really good. It is made in Paris and is available here in Canada at Shoppers Drugs Mart. The cost for this cream is $60 CAD, which in my opinion, is expensive based on the fact that I am on a budget and there are many cheaper options on the market. However, I prefer this cream because of the main ingredients in it. Spending $60 on a 200ml bottle of anti-cellulite cream is justifiable.

So now the million dollar question is; does it work?  I  have tried this cream for about a good month now and the only thing I have noticed so far is that the skin on my inner and outer thighs is much firmer than it was before. As for my cellulites, I am not too sure because I am not too worried about them, my main interest in this cream is its firming ability, given that loose skin is one of my concerns especially after I have the surgery.

Do I recommend it?  I am on the fence with this one. The price is a little steep, but the list of ingredients is great.

That is it for this post. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Until next time!!!

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipsticks Swatches and Review

Hello Beautifuls!  Happy Saturday!

This post is about my long overdue Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipsticks Swatches and Review. So let’s just dive in…

Here the 3 lipsticks I received in my goodie bag. I thought what a better time to get those especially with the fall and winter months right around the corner  

Here are the swatches…

According to the estee lauder website, here is the list Ingredients:  Octyldodecanol; Triisostearyl Citrate; Ozokerite; Tricaprylyl Citrate; Silica; Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline; Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\ Copernicia Cerifera Cera \Cire De Carnauba; Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters; Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer; Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil; Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil; Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil; Tocopheryl Acetate; Polydecene; Ascorbyl Palmitate; Saccharin; Fragrance (Parfum); Tin Oxide; Calcium Sodium Borosilicate; Synthetic Fluorphlogopite; Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate; Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate; [+/- Mica; Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891); Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850); Iron Oxides (Ci 77491); Iron Oxides (Ci 77492); Iron Oxides (Ci 77499); Red 27 (Ci 45410); Manganese Violet (Ci 77742); Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140); Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380); Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360); Red 6 (Ci 15850); Carmine (Ci 75470); Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163); Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200); Red 21 (Ci 45380); Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985); Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090); Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410)] <ILN43107>

As you can see by this long list, these are the ingredients in the lipsticks. There are a lot of the names I can’t pronounce but I don’t see anything too alarming (correct me if I am wrong).

Price: $22 USD and $28 CAD.

Application:  is really smooth. I love the angular shape, which makes it conveniently easy for me to line my lips.                                             

Pigmentation: very pigmented

Quality: Ultra Matte, they are non-drying and very comfortable to wear.  They last quite a bit. As you can see in this picture, I wore Rose XCess for about 7 hours and that is after eating a soft pretzel, drinking lemonade and no touch up. As any regular lipsticks, they do transfer, but nothing dramatic. 

 

My verdict: I really love these lipsticks. I find that they are very smooth and non-drying especially for ultra matte lipstick. I love the wide range of color in this collection, I believe there are about 30 shades and there is a shade for everyone. Definitely Women of Color Approved! I also love the fact that there is a list of ingredients available on their website for concerned consumers such as myself. https://www.esteelauder.ca/product/631/46704/product-catalog/makeup/pure-color-love/lipstick#/shade/Rose-Xcess                                                                                   Lastly, I love the packaging; it is very nice and sophisticated!

Would I repurchase and recommend the Pure Color Love Lipsticks?  Yes and Yes!

That’s about it for this post. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Until next time!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Collection Release Event

Hello Beauties! Happy Friday!

Roughly two weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Estee Lauder Pure Color Collection Release Event in Toronto. It was a great and fun event. There were many other bloggers and youtubers and I was able to meet and network with the ones I am familiar with. Here is the event in pictures…

I had the chance to try out these lippies!

Finally, this what I went home with in my goodie bag… 

Thanks for reading loves… Until next time!!!!

 

 

 

Product Review: Formula 10.0.6 – Pores Be Pure Skin-clarifying mud mask

Hello Everyone!

Today’s post is a quick product review for the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask, which I have had the chance to use lately.

Ingredients: the main ones are strawberry, yarrow and rosemary. It also contains water, kaolin clay, cetyl alcohol, salicylic acid, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium hydroxide, etc…

Function:  the claim about this mask is that it is a skin-refining mask with berry boosters that goes straight to work on clogged pores, strawberry and rosemary eliminate impurities while yarrow clarifies the skin for instant complexion perfection.

How to use: it is to be applied on fresh cleansed and dried skin of the face and neck while avoiding eye area.

Price: It costs $8.97 CAD at Walmart

My opinion: Overall, the Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask is a not-so-bad face mask. When it comes to the ingredients, there are a few that raise a red flag for me especially the methylparaben and the propylparaben. I love the fact that the ingredients are listed on the container and visible enough, so consumers are aware. I love the mild tingling sensation, it smells great and from a price stand point, it’s not too bad.

Would I repurchase and recommend the Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask? Honestly, no and no. As I mentioned, some of the ingredients are raising a red flag and the face mask contains parabens, which I am not a fan of. I prefer using face masks without parabens in them and there are many other face masks that are paraben free on the market.

That is it for this review. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Until next time!