Saturday, August 30, 2014

Covergirl+Olay Facelift Firming Makeup & Covergirl +Olay The De- Puffer


*this post contains PR samples for review

Covergirl+Olay Facelift Firming Makeup & Covergirl +Olay The De- Puffer



Covergirl +Olay recently came out with two products that I wanted to share with you today. These two products give your face an overall lift without the costly treatments to achieve the same results.

Covergirl+Olay Facelift Firming Makeup

Lets chat about the foundation. It comes in a glass jar a sturdy one at that and a lid in my favourite colour Purple. It has 1 fl oz of product and its more of a cream mousse consistency. It really reminds me of and old Laura Mercier cream foundation that I once loved. The Facelift effect foundation comes in 4 shades Fair, Light, Light/Medium and Medium which is the darkest shade pictured here. I will let you know off the bat and I am sure its quite obvious that the Medium shade does not match my skin in the least bit right now, with my summer skin tone. Which is something that I am completely annoyed with. I love Cover Girl+ Olay products and I find that the shade range is sub par. Its either too light or too dark. There is never an in between, which I think is something Cover Girl + Olay really needs to work on to keep their consumers that are of colour like me and deeper.
The foundation is said to have and exclusive firming technology to firm the skin in as little as two week. All at the same time leaving the skin hydrated from their vitamin complex along with ingredients such as glycerin which is used to hydrate glucosamine and niacin-amide which is used to plump the skin too. Need I not forget it also doubles as a night cream, Although i'm not sure how effect that would be as normally we don't wear foundation to bed. The Jar itself is great because of its ergonomic capabilities. You don't have to worry about a squeeze tube. You can take the desired amount out and place the cover back on. Much like a jar of your favourite face moisturizer.
Since I was not able to give a detailed review on how it would feel on my face I will say that I love the way it felt on my hands. It wasn't heavy, it blended in beautifully and gave a radiance to my hand. I didn't feel any firming on the skin however, so i'm not sure how much I would actually feel on my face. Now because it doubles as a night cream it doesn't have an SPF in it which is good for those who experience flash back in photos. However given the shade range even if there was SPF i'm not sure you would see a flash back anyway. This does retail for about $18 but given the fact that it has such awesome benefits and sturdy packaging its worth it. Would I purchase it? Yes as long as the shade range improves tremendously.

Covergirl+Olay Facelift Firming Makeup in Medium

Covergirl +Olay The De- Puffer

The Concealer comes in 6 shades Fair, Fair/light, Light, Light/medium, Medium, Medium/deep. It comes in a squeeze tube with a stainless steal applicator in order to cool and de-puff the under eye area. The shade range is very warm however the in-between shades again are not that great. I sent the darkest shade which is waaaaay too dark for me so I will have to find a new home for her because she is amazing. The concealer formulation itself has cucumber and a rejuvenating serum to wake up puffy tired eyes. So with that being said the consistency of the concealer is more of a Gel type texture which works perfectly with the steel applicator. Now I did say before that the colour range isn't that great since the darkest shade was too dark for me it would definitely work with a skin tone that is very deep mainly because of the warm undertone of the concealer a deeper skin tone that experiences dark circles this would be perfect for brightening up the under eye area. Would I purchase this? Yes I would I just need to find a shade that is suitable for my skin. I think I would need a light/medium or medium. This concealer costs about $12-$14 depending on where it is purchased from.


Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

OGX Kukui Oil Collection


*this post contains PR Samples for review

OGX Kukui Oil Collection

OGX is one of those brands that are constantly finding new innovative ways to replenish and maintain our hair. The newest collection that has launched is the Kukui Collection. The OGX Kukui Collection is the new Hydrate+ Defrizz Collection. Kukui Oil was used as an ancient secret to waterproof wooden goods and Surfboards.
The Kukui Nut Oil creates a shimmering glossy finish to your hair to hydrate and enhance shine. Its a humidity repellent so that you eliminate frizz that is often caused by high humidity to give you a smoother texture to the hair by trapping all moisture to the hair as possible. Basically you will have a good hair day everyday. The collection includes the following:

Hydrate+Defrizz Kukui Oil Shampoo and Conditioner 385ml/$9.99

  • Humidity resistant shampoo and conditioner lock moisture and repel humidity for frizz free smooth hair
  • A blend of Kukui nut oil creates a glossy texture to the hair that smoothes out the hair and keeps the frizz away
Anti Frizz Hydrating Oil 118ml/$9.99
  • A lightweight anti frizz spray oil which is formulated with the Kukui Oil
  • Mist over the hair for all day humidity protection with hydration and shine
Frizz Defying Curl Cream 177ml/$9.99
  • A curl cream that improves hairs natural curl pattern and adds alot of shine
  • Contains coconut milk and sweet jasmine to define the natural wave pattern with bounce and shine

I have been using the Kukui Oil Collection for about a week now and I really love it. It is like having a salon experience in the comfort of your home. The smell is refreshing and it cleans hair really well. I actually used it in my moms hair and it detangled really well and gave her hair a really great shine. I am a lover of dry oils so the hydrating oil really leaves a nice sheen on the hair and adds extra moisture. Another plus for me is that all OGX products are packaged in eco-friendly bottle. The formulas are sulfate/paraben free as well, they do not test on animals.


All of the OGX Kukui Oil Collection can be found at Walmart Shoppers Drug Mart and Target for $9.99 each

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Avon Introduces: Avon's Skin So Soft Aroma+Therapy Energizing body wash

Avon's Skin So Soft Aroma+Therapy Energizing body wash
200ml-$9.99


I am for sweet smelling body washes. Next to candles it my most favourite thing. So why not wake up to the sun kissed scent of Orange/Peach blossom on the skin everyday. Avon's Skin So Soft Aroma+Therapy Energizing body wash is a citrus scented body wash that has a creamy lather that cleans the skin very well and still hydrates too. The Avon's Skin So Soft Aroma+Therapy Energizing body wash has a touchplex scent technology where you can reactivate the scent throughout the day just by rubbing your skin. amazing right! Im loving how fresh my skin smells and how energized I fell especially when I wake up in the morning and Im still tired. The Avon's Skin So Soft Aroma+Therapy Energizing body wash is now available through Avon Independaent Reps or online at www.avon.ca

Also Avaible:

Hand Cream
48-Hour Moisturizer
Body Gel Creme

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Avon: New Stardust Nail Enamel

Avon: New Stardust Nail Enamel

 3-D nails are another one of my favourite trends for this year it reminded me alot like quick sand with different colours and glitter added to it. The only thing is when you hear the word glitter in nail polish you know that you have to work a little when removing it from your nails. This year there were a few brands that came out with their own version is this type of nail polish and there were so many different colours and combinations to choose from. Avon will be launching their out collection of colours coming in September and I wanted to show you a few that were sent to me for reviewing.
This collection reminds me alot like star gazing or the galaxy. The Avon Stardust enamel is more of a crystallized way of bling-ing your nails. It has many sizes of glitter for that 3-d effect that gives the nails a sparkle like finish with a quick sand texture.
I love wearing these types of polishes, yes sometimes it can be a bit difficult to remove but it is an easy way of dressing up your nails without all the fuss of nail art that many of us are not so great at doing. When I applied the Avon Stardust Enamels I applied to coats to get complete opacity. The removal process was not difficult either because I would truly recommend using acetone and a bunch of really good cotton balls to soak the glitter off. The colours that I received were a little hard to photograph because more of the silver glitter was captured as opposed to the coloured ones. Overall the Avon Stardust Enamels are very similar to ones already in the beauty world so they are definitely a bunch to add to any woman's collection.

You can order these from your Independent Sales Rep or online at www.avon.ca This collection is available in 5 shades:

Cherry Dazzle
Crystallized Pink*
Jewel Blue*
Silver Crystals
Black Sequins*
Avon: New Stardust Nail Enamel swatches

Avon: Introducing NEW Metallic Effects Nail Enamel

Avon: Introducing NEW Metallic Effects Nail Enamel swatches




Metallic Nails are a hot trend this summer. I remember back in my early 20's when Metallic polishes were so popular that everyone had them. So you can already tell its a nostalgic moment for me. Avon just launched in August their Ultra reflective mirror shined finish metallic nail polish. This collection is non-chipping, free from all the yucky stuff (3free). What I really love is that the application is streak free it covers really well without having to apply too many coats. It also dried really fast so its perfect for those days when you are limited for time and you need a quick manicure.
The Avon Metallics come in 5 reflective shades:

Jade Reflection*
Platinum Petal
Copper Gleam*
Icy Purple*
Gold Leaf

Avon: Introducing NEW Metallic Effects Nail Enamel swatches
L-R
Copper Gleam, Icy Purple, Jade Reflection

Are you into Metallic Nail polish if so what are your favourite shades from this collection?
You can purchase the Metallics for $6.99 through your independent sales rep or online www.avon.ca

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Avon Electric Lipgloss- Limited Edition swatches

Avon Electric Lipgloss- Limited Edition swatches


Well now that summer is pretty much over I'm trying to hold on to it as much as I can. Avon launched their limited edition electric lip glosses they're washes of colour that you can layer over your favourite lip colours. They are super sheer and leave the lips with a high shine. There are 4 shades in this limited edition bunch

Irresponsible *
Flashy*
Chill *
Flirt

You may still be able to order these through your independent rep or online at www.avon.ca


Friday, August 22, 2014

#agreatstart to Back to School Beauty on a $50 Budget

Now that September is just around the corner I wanted to share with you a makeup look that I did with using drugstore products all purchased from Walmart for no more than $50. Yes that's right beauty on a budget. I created a look that was appropriate for school and work, without being to complicated to achieve.
I was sent a gift card totaling $50 in order to complete this task. I didn't think I would be able to find the products I needed with only $50 to spend, but I managed to find everything with 5 cents to spare. Take a look at some of my favourite items for under $50 and the finished look.




Cover girl Clump Crusher Mascara $8.47
L'oreal Infallible Eye shadow: Forever pink $8.96
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation : 260 Caramel $10.96
Cover girl Flamed out Shadow pencil: #335 $6.7
Maybelline Coloursensational lipstick Nude collection: #920 Nude Lust $7.96


=$48.95

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LOTD: Sultry eyes & a JLo Glow

smokey eyes


Hello everyone, hope you are having a good day. I wanted to share with you the makeup look I wore this weekend for a BBQ that I went to. I wanted to wear something that was wearable for night time wear but would last for the warm afternoon. As usual everything I wore is posted below.
Have a great day!

Products used:

Face:
Benefit Porefessional
Make up for ever face & body #18
MAC cosmetics blush: Blunt
MAC cosmetics extra dimension skin finish: Magnetic Appeal
L.A girl concealer: Cool Tan
Mark. Chic Frills powder blush: Rosey Posey
MAC Mineralized skin finish Natural: Dark

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Cover Girl flamed out shadow pencil: #350
Sephora waterproof jumbo pencil: Brown
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil: Whiskey
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
L'oreal Brow Artist: Brunette
Red Cherry Lashes: #510

Lips:
Mark glow baby glow lip gloss: Pretty Femme

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection
Tweezerman has been known for years for their performance and quality with tweezers. They are high quality tweezers that give the brows the best shape and precision possible. The Tweezerman line also has other great tools to try that are just as great and known as their tweezers. For the last couple months I have been reviewing and using the Fashion Chic Collection. This collection is perfect for the on the go type of woman to maintain her lashes and brows in no time.
The Zebra collection is a mini version of Tweezerman's famous slanted tweezers that can be founds at many retailers across the US and Canada. The Zebra print is textured so that its easier to grip while tweezing away unwanted hair. 
The Pocket Mirror  is sleek and is also convenient for tweezing on the go in chic style. 
The Eyelash Curler is very function able and has a non slip grip as well so that you can curl your lashes securely to get a lasting curl all day long.
The Pocket mirror and Mini Tweezers can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $25
The Eyelash Curler can also be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $17

Review:

I have been loving my experience using my Tweezerman products. The tweezers removed every single hair with ease without breaking the hair mid shaft. My favourite way to clean up my brows are by holding the tweezers flush against my skin and clamping down on my hair while moving and a quick motion sort of like a feathering motion. It makes it easier to remove the small hairs that often get left behind. The pocket mirror is awesome especially for reapplying lipstick or powder or to just make sure my makeup was still in place. When I don't have time to clean up my brows I just throw my mirror in my purse or pocket and tweeze while i'm in the car.
Now for eyelash curlers, its not something that I am use to using all the time. The only time that i do use them is to blend my false lashes once I apply them. I will say that it curls my lashes like no other. The reason I stopped using them in the past is because it always created a kink half way between the root and body of my lashes which I hated.
Tweezerman is one of those companies that have nothing but quality products to offer and I love them for that. Below are two photos one with my before brows and the second with my brows cleaned  up and my lashes blended and curled with the eyelash curler. Overall I love the performance of the Tweezerman products that I received. It has made grooming my brows much more effective than the other methods of removal that I was using before, not to mention it saves a ton of money doing it yourself. I also now only use Tweezerman tweezers on my clients as well.

The most inportant and big WOW factor from this company is that you can send back your tweezerman tweezers to have then sharpened for free just follow the steps outlined HERE
You can check out more from Tweezerman on their website www.tweezerman.ca



TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection

TweezerMan Fashion Chic Zebra Collection lashes curled



Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: NEW Lancome Grandiose Mascara

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


Every woman wants a quality mascara that gives her all the lashes without wearing falsies. Lancome has just launched a mascara that does exactly what it says it does, Lengthens, curves, and volumizes the lashes all at once. For the first time ever The Lancome Grandiose gives you all the benefits of 3 mascaras in one! 


The Lancome Grandiose Mascara has a swan shaped wand which makes application easier, to maximize all the benefits that it provides. With the wand being in a curvature shape you are able to reach those hard to get lashes, by coating each lash evenly to give your lashes the fullest coverage.
What I love most about the Lancome Grandiose mascara is how rich and black it left my lashes. It is infused with Native Rose Cell extract so that it leaves the lashes feeling strong. As for the formula it was quite wet so that I was able to apply about 2 coats without have an clumpy mess on my lashes. With that being said I was able to get alot of length and curl and the rich black colour also made my lashes look extremely full.

Below is a photo of my lashes before application and after the application of the Grandiose Mascara


Lets talk about the price $35 is alot to some buyers but if you take into heart this mascara give you 3 benefits in one. Think of $10-$15 each tube of mascara to give you length, curl and volume. Who wants 3 tubes of mascara in their possession to use all at once. Not me that is for sure, reason being all mascaras are made with a different formula so layering different ones may not always be such a good idea AND its not hygienically safe in my opinion to have so many tubes of mascara open and used all at once. To me $35 is worth the price for a product that is more on the high end side.
I love this mascara for and Lancome new innovation is superb. Is this a mascara that you would buy even though its a bit on the pricey side? Have you tried any products from Lancome? Let me know in the comments below.