Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW Avon: Introducing NEW Big & Daring Volume Mascara & Ultra Color Bold Lipstick

Avon has newly launched two new products that I think are perfect for the fall. We all want voluminous lashes and bold lips for the fall since the hot weather is gone this is the perfect way to boost up your favourite makeup looks for Fall.

 Avon's ultra color bold lipstick fearless fucshia
$10.00 CAD

 Avon's ultra color bold lipstick has 50% more pigment to give your lips intense saturated colour for the fall. The colour bold lipsticks are now available in 8 gorgeous shades for pinks, to berry's to corals. The shade pictured and swatched here is the the shade Fearless Fucshia.
I really loved how this lipstick wore it was very moisturizing and lasted for about 3-4 hours before I had to reapply. When I did reapply it had left back a gorgeous stain to the lips.
If you are afraid of bold lip colour then you can lightly dab the lipstick on the lips for a flushed look to the lips.

 Avon's ultra color bold lipstick fearless fucshia

Avon Big & Daring  Volume Mascara
$9.99 available in black, blackest black and black brown

The Big and daring volume mascara gives the lashes a 24hr explosive look of volume to the lashes. With no clumps smudges or the terrible flakes that I hate. The wire brush has different levels of bristles to ensure that the formula and evenly distributed to the lashes to give lashes the blackest black voluminous look. The formula is also quite intriguing it has a plumping complex and innovative creme-gel formula which gives the lashes the rich dark look without flaking to give you 5x the volume.
The wear on this was also amazing. I have been loving the look of rich dark lashes. Wear the big and daring volume mascara added so much depth to my eyes I didn't feel the need to wear any other eye makeup.

Both products are now available and can be purchased through your Avon sales rep or online at

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trind Nail Care: Cuticle & Nail Balsam

Nail Care is something that is very important to me. I feel that a woman's nails should always remain well manicured and moisturized. Today I will be sharing a brand that I feel contributes great benefits to healthy strong nails.

About Trind

Founded in 1988, Trind Cosmetics is located in the Netherlands. The outstanding line of Trind premium products evolved from a passion to do the impossible which lead to the development of nail care products that would help all women have strong and flexible nails.

Nail Balsam

If your nails are weak and brittle then using our products can work miracles. Ensure that your nails are clean and dry and apply Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam every day for 14 days.
I started using the Nail balsam because I often find that because I use alot of acetone, my nails become dry sometimes and they start to peel. I've been applying the nail balsam every 7 days(my preference) and I haven't experienced any peeling of my nails. The scent is the nail balsam is very fresh smelling. As well the consistency of the balsam is creamy in order to be able to layer it onto my nail so that my nails absorb it totally.

Cuticle Balsam

Prevent dry cuticles and hangnails. Our Cuticle Repair Balsam provides essential nutrients that stimulate the production of superior skins cells
Dry cuticles is something that I deal with on a regular basis. My hands are constantly in water and don't have enough time to stay moisturized before they are wet again. The consistency of the cuticle balsam is pretty much the same as the nail balsam. the smell too is amazing and i found that because of the consistency of the balsam my cuticles were able to stay moisturized for much longer than they do using an oil.

Trind does offer a complete nail care system that includes the cuticle balsam is #2 in using and the nail balsam is #4 so I would assume that a base coat is #1 and nail colour would be #3.
Overall I really loved the performance of the Trind products that I was sent. I noticed a big difference in the way my nails.

You can purchase Trind here

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Amie Skin Care Review

I wanted to share with you a UK based brand that is now offered in Canada. Amie is a brand with a collection of 8 natural beauty essentials with will help every woman achieve healthy beautiful skin. Each product contains 95% natural ingredients, no parabens, sulphates or animal extracts.

The Amie line which means "friend" in french was founded by Fiona Parkhouse. Which can now be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada.

The products that I was sent for review included:

Morning Clear Face Wash $10.00/100ml

Soft creamy facial wash that removes all dirt oil and makeup leaving skin beautifully soft and refreshed. Contains Orange blossom, Elder flower and Raspberry
I really loved how my face felt after I cleansed it. My face didn't feel dry and tight. There was not much lather to the facial cleanser either, the smell was very fresh smelling and not over powering.

Morning Light Hydrating Daily Moisturiser $12.00/100ml

Keeps skin soft, smooth and nourished all day long. Rich in Rose extract, Rosehip seed oil and Mallow.
A good moisturizer is essential for me. I prefer to have one that leaves a thick layer of moisture so that my skin can soak it up. This moisturizer was light however it provided me with alot of moisture. A little went a long way and it i didn't leave a sticky feeling on my face. This is one that I will be using quite a bit of in the winter because it does perform like a heavier moisturizer would

Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturizer $12.00/100ml

Controls oil and shine while hydrating the surface and keeping the skin soft. Infused with Rosehip, Bilberry and Vitamin E.
I used this but given the fact that we didn't have much of a summer it left my face feeling a bit dry sometimes. It was effective in keeping an extra oils at bay and I actually used it on my husbands head after he shaved it to make sure and shine was prevented.

Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask $12.00/100ml

A refreshing deep cleansing treatment that draws out dirt, oiliness and impurities leaving skin feeling really clean, clear and smooth
I love clay masks, I don't love the crazy hot burn it does to my face or the cement hard feeling that I experience. I did not experience any of those issues when I used the clay mask. After I used it my face felt so clean and refreshed, I like to use the mask in the shower by letting the steam open up more pores first then applying a generous amount to my face and leaving it on for about 10 minutes while I showered. The tingle and scent of the mask weren't to overpowering either.

Overall the Amie line is an inexpensive line that gives you all the benefits that high end skin care provides. The packaging is very neat and easy to use and I was able to dispense just enough product to use. There are other products within the line that I want to try such as the cleansing wipes and the exfoliating  facial cleanser. I really like that this line was not harsh on my skin and it is more of a natural line that many skin types can enjoy. As I stated previously the Amie skin care line can be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart.

*These products were sent for reviewing purposes all opinions are honest and my personal opinion

Monday, September 8, 2014

Manicure Monday: L'Oreal Collection Privee Eva's Nude TIFF Season

Its Manicure Monday and being that its TIFF(Toronto International Film Festival) Week I decided to do my nails for a L'Oreal Event that I will be attending this evening. As of lately I've been really loving Nude Nails. They are chic and on trend. I chose to do my nails with Eva's Nude from this year's Collection Privee Nude Collection. Eva's Nude it a yellow based sandy Nude with a subtly golden shimmer. Its beautiful. I applied 3 coats for opacity. What Nudes will you be wearing for this season? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, September 1, 2014

New! Avon Passionate for Plumberry Bath and Body Collection

Its the first day of September and when I think of that alot comes to my mind scent wise. Fall happens to be one of my favourite seasons. There are alot of scents that make me feel warm and cozy during the Fall Season. Avon has just launched some of their new Bath & Body collections one of them being the Passionate for Plumberry. With notes of succulent plum, blackberry blossom and passionflower. In this Passionate for Plumberry collection there are 5 items to choose from 3 of which I will be telling you about today.

Body Butter: 200ml/$14.00
 Rich formula that has a silky feeling on the skin. It melts into the skin nicely leaving it looking moisturized and feeling pampered.

Hand Cream: 100ml/ $6.00
Another exrta rich formula to lock in moisture and leave the hands and cuticles feeling soft and silky

3 In 1 Body Wash: 236ml/ $12.00
A body wash, shampoo and bubble bath all in one sweet smelling, great lather and softens the skin tremendously.

All of the bath & body collection can be found online at or through your Avon Rep

Farleyco Introduces: Back to school basics with I Love,X3 Clean,& Perspirex Giveaway worth $45 {Open to Canadians Only!}

With back to school underway many people will be embarking on new journeys. Journeys that can be tiring and overwhelming. Farley Co. has introduced the perfect back to school basics that will make you day feel more at ease. These items that I will be sharing I Love after reviewing so I was happy to share them with you all and offer a chance for you to win your own Back to School Basics at the end of the post make sure to enter to win your own gift set.

I Love is a beauty line that is very new to me. Its a high quality line that is both affordable and so delicious in scent it makes you want to eat it. The I Love line is Paraben-Free and formulated with natural additives and come in a great variety of yummy wish you could eat fragrances and can be purchased at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. Some of the scents included in the I Love line are Raspberry & Blackberry, Coconut & Cream, Strawberry & Milkshake and Mango & Papaya

The bubble bath and shower creme in Raspberry & Blackberry is wonderful. It has a soft lather more because its a creme and it leaves the skin feeling soft and smelling like a yummy smoothie.
The body cream in Strawberries & Cream also leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Next in the Farley Co. Back to school basics is the X3 clean foaming hand sanitizers. I cannot stress enough how important it is to sanitize after touching dirty surfaces or when you've coughed or sneezed. The X3 Clean foaming hand sanitizer won't irritate your hands like most do after over use, it won't sting if you have small cuts or scrapes and it can also double as a level 1 antiseptic. As well it is safe for kids. So along with he stress of returning to school comes with the hard work of getting your hands dirty so get those hands sanitized!

Now with the sweet scents of the I Love line Perspirex is another one of those products everyone needs. This antiperspirant is a perfume-free non staining formulation that is clinically proven effective against sweat and odor. With just one application its guaranteed to work for 3 days. For optimal use it is recommended to be used before bed.

Its giveaway time! This giveaway is open to Canadians only Sorry my US peeps. its running for one week and you can enter 1x per day Enjoy!

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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

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

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 This collection is available in 5 shades:

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