Influenster Rimmel Voxbox

Hello everyone!

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

I hope you guys are having a great day today. As for me, I am still recovering from a not-so-nice cold.

This post is about my Influenster Rimmel London voxbox. As usual here is my disclaimer: these products were sent to me by Influenster for the sole purpose of trying them and sharing my opinion.

I received the new Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara and the Matte Lipstick

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The Shake It Fresh mascara, according to the rimmel london website,  is clump-free, smudge-free and volumizing.  The packaging is nice and feels heavy. It comes with a bristle wand which makes it easy to apply.

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My verdict – I like this mascara because it is easy to apply and non-clumping and non-smudging. The only con for me is that it is not waterproof. I prefer waterproof mascaras because they work better for me based on the fact that my eyes tear up whenever I apply mascaras and they last longer.

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Application:  Apply smoothly. It looks a bit ashy on me, but it looks good when paired with a dark brown lip liner. In my case, I pair it with Simma brown from Wet N Wild.18578999_10154697358853207_1367835826_n

Pigmentation: very pigmented

Quality: Matte finish, smooth and very comfortable to wear. Not sure it is long lasting because I didn’t wear it for a long period of time. It does transfer a bit.

Overall, I love both the mascara and the lipstick. The question is, are they must-haves in anyone’s make up collection? No, but they are good products to try, that is why I do recommend them. Usually mascaras and lipsticks are personal, meaning what works for me may not work for others and vice versa. I’m not sure how much they cost, but I am sure that they don’t cost that much.

That is all for this post guys.  Once again, thanks for reading; until next time!

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Product Review: Wet N Wild 2017 Collection

Hello Beauties, Happy Friday!

So this post is about the long overdue review for the recently released Wet N Wild products. I was supposed to attend the Wet N Wild new 2017 collection release event, but I wasn’t able to because I was really sick. Duet PR was kind enough to send me some of the products to try out. I also ended up ordering the foundation, concealer and a liquid lipstick. The order in which I am going to talk about these products is from my least favorite product to my most favorite. Here we go!

1.DSC_0390 (2)This is the Megaglo Dual-Ended Contour Stick in the color 752A Medium/Tan. I don’t like this one because the colors are too light for me to contour with, as you can see from this swatch below.  I won’t be using the highlight, however I will use the contour color as a concealer.DSC_0391 (2)

2.DSC_0387 (2) The Megaglo Makeup Stick Contour in 804A Oak’s On You is also too light for me to contour with. Just like the other one I intend to use it as a concealer. This is how it looks on me.DSC_0388 (2)

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The Coloricon Ombre Blush in the color 316B The Princess Diaquiries. This blush looks more like a pink highlighter on me as you can see in the picture below. It is very soft, pigmented and easy to apply. I will for sure use it as a highlighter this summer. DSC_0420

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Color wise, these 3 are not my favorites. For a full review check out this link http://beautyandcurves.ca/wet-n-wild-new-liquid-lipsticks/.  I ended up ordering ordering a darker color 925B Give Me Mocha and it looks really good on me. I will purchase the darker colors in this collection since I find that they look and apply better.
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I have not used these lip pencils yet but I love the colors. They apply smoothly and are pigmented.  Color 1 is 651B Bare To Comment and color 2 is 655A Think Flamingos.

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I purchased the Photofocus foundation in the color 377C Mocha and I paid $5.99 USD which is not bad at all. I love the fact that it comes with a spatula which makes it easy when applying the foundation. When applying, I work in sections because I find out the foundation dries a bit quickly.  So far so good. I am not sure that I like applying it with a beauty sponge. Next time, I will try applying it with a flat top brush and let you guys know what I think.

Here are my 4 favorites…

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DSC_0404 (2)The Photofocus Pressed Powder in the color 827C Dark Cafe is slightly too dark for me as a finishing powder, but as a bronzer it is perfect.

8.DSC_0929I purchased the Photofocus Concealer in the color Dark Cocoa for $3.99 USD. This concealer reminds me of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer but slightly thicker and cheaper.

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DSC_0407This Au Naturel palette 753A Bare Necessities, speaks for itself. The colors are nice although some of them are more pigmented than others. They are easy to blend and to work with.AU NATUREL COLLAGE

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This highlighter is everything! It applies well, it is very pigmented and looks great on women of color. The color I received is 321B Precious Petals.

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Overall, I like the Wet N Wild new 2017 collection and I think it is a collection worth checking out. There are some hit and miss but I think the hits overpower the misses. Also, all the products that I mentioned are cruelty free. Check out this video to see how I was able to use most of these products.

Thanks for reading and watching, until next time!

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Product Review: Organic Skincare – Acure Moroccan Argan Oil, Quick Fix and Body Lotion

Hello Beauties!

Happy Wednesday!

Spring has sprung and it is time to say bye bye to the winter blues!

So far this year I have had the chance to try out some organic products and some of them are form Acure. I never knew about Acure until I got to try some of their products and I think it is a brand that I would like to continue exploring.

The three products that I received are the Aromatherapeutic Moroccan Argan Oil – Rose, the Quick Fix Correcting Balm and the Calming Body Lotion – Lavender.

DSC_0485 There is not much to say about this body lotion except that it is very moisturising and it smells awesome. It contains lavender oil and sacred lotus stem cell. Lavender oil is my favorite essential oil and I am all for any product that contains lavender oil. The price for it is $9.99 USD for a 236ml container.

DSC_0484 I was not too sure on how to use this balm at first, but since I noticed that it was greasy, I decided to use it on my face at night time. I find it helps soothe my breakouts and it makes my skin feel so soft and moisturised. It has the same consistency as vaseline and it smells so good. According to the website, this certified organic balm works wonders around the mouth and eyes and it is a all-in-one balm that can be used for: cuticles, chapped hands, crow’s feet and your feet.  The price is $15.99 USD for a 30ml container on their website.

DSC_0483 This one is my favorite out of all three.  I use it both during the day and night time on my face. I love that it is multifunctional. According to the website, it can be used as a: facial serum, body + decollete massage oil, hair serum, hand + cuticle oil, soothes dry elbows + heels. Lightweight and easily absorbed, you can allow the soothing blend of rose geranium + lemongrass to soothe the senses and calm the mind. It is not as greasy as the quick fix correcting balm, that is why I am able to use it during the day as part of my morning routine. A little bit goes a long way and it smells amazing. The price on the website is $12.99 USD for a 30ml bottle.

Overall, I love all three products, and as mentioned previously, I would like to try more of their products especially the cleansers and face masks. Do I recommend these products? Yes. They are organic certified, they are free of harmful chemicals such as sulfate and parabens. They also don’t contain synthetic fragrance and are cruelty free.

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

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Product Review – Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream

Hello Beauties!

Happy Wednesday!

This post a review on this product that I received since last year in October to try and review. I figured that it is now time for me to write a review about it, given that it has been 3 months since I have been using it. Let’s get started!!

About the company: Prior to being contacted, I was not aware neither did I hear of the company.  All I know, according to what I read on their website, is that the cream has been around since 1991. Check out this link http://egyptianmagic.ca/about/ if you would like to know more.

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About the product:  According to the website, The All Purpose Skin Cream is is a phenomenal healing balm with legendary powers due to its unique mixture of all natural ingredients derived only from living plants and organisms. It’s main ingredients are olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis. It is additives, preservatives, fragrance, chemical and parabens free and is not tested on animals. This product is multifunctional; it can be used in many different ways. check out this link http://egyptianmagic.ca/best-uses/.  Directions on how to use it is to rub a moderate amount in the palm of your hands until it takes the form of an oil and then apply to the skin. As for the consistency, I would say that it is  almost the same as vaseline.DSC_0249

The Pros: I love the fact that it is made with natural ingredients. It is moisturizing and not greasy at all.

The con: I don’t like the smell. Although it is fragrance free, to me it smells like a rubber band.

As far as the price, it is a bit pricey, in my opinion, but it’s to be expected of any organic certified products. The 2oz jar is $31 and the 4oz jar is $48.

My overall opinion about this product is that it is a great cream and I love it especially during the winter my skin gets really dry. But since I have been using it, my skin feels moisturized and soft. I prefer to use it right after I shower on wet skin instead of dry skin because it applies smoothly that way. The only thing is I wish it didn’t smell like rubber, although the smell is not anoying, but I prefer to have my body creams and lotions to smell good. So what I do to remedy that, I mix the cream with a little bit of lavender oil and problem solved!!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post. Until next time!

xoxo,

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Product Review: Aluminum Free Deodorants – Breast Cancer Awareness Month Edition

Hello Beauties!

Happy Tuesday!!!

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As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I felt it important to write this post to bring awareness especially to some of the harmful ingredients that our body ingest from some the products that we use on a day to day basis.  Most of the deodorants on the market contain Aluminum which is an active and toxic ingredient that causes allergic reactions and has been associated with a variety of health issues such as Breast Cancer and many others.

I have been on the hunt for a long lasting aluminum free deodorant for quite a while. Recently I found 3 of them that I really love.

The first one is Tom’s of Maine 24hr Long Lasting Women’s Deodorantdsc_0052

It is natural, certified organic, vegetable derived, cruelty free, aluminum free. It smells great, claims to offer 24hr odour protection and contains no artificial fragrance or preservatives. It is made in the USA. Main ingredients:  Propanediol (vegetable derived), Water, Glycerin, Sodium stearate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Organic), Zinc ricinoleate, Glyceryl laurate, Natural Fragrance, Humulus lupulus (hops) [CO2] extract, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E acetate), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Ascorbic acid.

This is a stick deodorant that applies really smoothly and doesn’t leave any white residue. Personally, I don’t find it as long lasting as the company claims it to be especially when compared to the deodorants that contain aluminum and other harmful chemicals.  I find that reapplying every 4 to 5 hours works perfectly for me. I purchased it at Walmart for almost $8 CAD.

The second one is the Ombra Spa Deo Roll-On
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This one is a roll-on deodorant and it smells good as well. It doesn’t contain aluminum chlorohydrate, color or preservatives. The ingredients are: water, alcohol denat, PPG-1-PEG-9, lauryl glycol ether, fragrance, triethyl citrate, farnesol, hydroxyethylcellulose, limonene, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, benzyl alcohol, ormenis multicaulis oil. It is made in Germany.

This deodorant is not claimed to be 24 hr long lasting but it lasts a little bit longer than the Tom’s of Maine deodorant, but the company claims that skin tolerance dermatologically confirmed, which in my opinion means that it doesn’t cause allergic reactions or rashes. My husband can attest to that because he is allergic to some of the ingredients found in the regular deodorants, but since using this one, he hasn’t had any rashes or allergic reactions. It also applies smoothly and doesn’t leave any white residue. It can be purchased at the Superstore for for about $7 or $8 CAD.

The third one is  the Honest Deodorant dsc_0028

Out of all three, this is my favorite because it is a Spray-on and it smells like lavender oil and is very soothing. The ingredients are: Alcohol Denat, Water / Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Sodium Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

This is deodorant is naturally derived, ultra pure, long lasting (does not specify how long), hypoallergenic, non-sticky, effective at fighting odour and refreshing. It is also made in the USA. I purchased it at Winners for $6.99 CAD.

I know that these deodorants are not as long lasting as the regular ones and they are more expensive, but I prefer to use them because they are aluminum free and mainly because they work perfectly for my hubby and I. We haven’t experience any allergic reactions and we have decided to be more concious and aware of the ingredients found in the products that we decide to spend our money on.

That’s about it guys. I hope you enjoy reading this post and feel free to let me know about other aluminum free deodorants that are worth trying. Until next time…

xoxo

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