Thursday, 2 July 2015

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

One of my all-time favourite beauty products are YSL's Glossy Stains, but now I'm also loving their new Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stains! Today I have the shade 203 Eau De Corail* to share with you, which is a pretty peachy pink with the high-shine of a gloss and the lasting power of a stain.

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

"Dive into the newest wave of lip color with these long-lasting color and shine Glossy Stains. Each is now boosted by a 10-hour hydration effect for a refreshing splash of moisture along with the vibrant burst of sheer color. The formula glides onto the lips thanks to its high-performance applicator with an extra flat shape and fine tip for perfect dosage and application. This life-proof gloss is available just in time for summer." - Sephora

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

YSL sure know how to do luxurious packaging - and at $38 CAD a pop, I expect nothing less. The tube is black, with one side having a see through section, making finding the right colour super easy. The gold cap is pretty to look at, but to be honest it does have a cheap plasticy feel to it. The slanted doe foot applicator really hugs my lips, making application a breeze!

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

Shade 203 Eau De Corail is a light peachy pink with a fairly sheer formula. I used two layers, which left me with a nice wash of colour, but it's definitely not opaque. I absolutely love the glossy finish from this formula, and it's super hydrating! The original line is also quite moisturizing, but these are even more so. I get about 6-7 hours of colour from this formula - not the advertised 10, but I still think that 6-7 hours is impressive. Once this colour sets, it doesn't transfer very easily, so you can feel free to eat, drink, kiss, etc., without having to immediately reapply.

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in 203 Eau De Corail

Have you tried any of YSL's new Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stains? If so, I'd love to hear how you like them, and which shades you've tried out! :)

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch

As a highlighter fiend, I got super excited when I first got my hands on Hard Candy's Glow All the Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch*! I haven't tried a ton from Hard Candy, but after trying this highlighter/blush, I definitely need to explore the brand further!

Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch

"Baked ombre blush gives your cheeks allover warmth and glow. The ulta-light, micronized pigments are infused with radiance enhancing pearls and blend effortlessly into the skin to enhance skintone and give you a natural looking finish." - Hard Candy
Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch

The packaging of this highlighter is pretty simple - clear and white plastic. I absolutely love the white and pink ombre effect of the powder, and when everything is swirled together you're left a shimmery silvery pink. The shimmers are finely milled and don't look too over the top on my cheek bones. This shade of highlighter pairs really well with most of my blushes - silver toned highlights are my favourite! I do find that I have to reapply after about 6 hours, but that's fairly normal for powder highlighters. 

Hard Candy Glow All the Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch

For a drugstore highlighter, I think that this option from Hard Candy is a great pick! This is technically called a baked blush, but it's definitely a highlighter, in my opinion. There's another shade in the Ombre Baked Blush line called Sunburst which looks a bit pinker, and I'd love to try that one out too! 

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Avon Naturals Energizing Green Tea & Verbena Hydrating Shower Gel & Body Lotion

Avon Naturals' Energizing Green Tea & Verbena line perfectly combines the soothing floral verbena tones with the more upbeat green tea notes. I've been trying out the Hydrating Shower Gel* & Body Lotion*, both of which are on sale now, and I think that this duo would make for a great Summer treat to yourself, or for a friend!

"Refreshing scents of sunny citruses & spicy ginger blend with uplifting green tea and calming feminine florals. Lathers quickly to cleanse and condition skin." - Avon

Avon Naturals Energizing Green Tea & Verbena Hydrating Shower Gel & Body Lotion

This shower gel lathers really nicely, especially when used on a loofah. This scent is fairly strong, and it does linger on my skin for a few hours after showering. If you want the scent to last even longer, pair it with the Body Lotion. This formula is somewhat thin, but it does a surprisingly good job at providing a full 24 hours of hydration! I love that this lotion doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or oily - I have no patience for feeling sticky in the Summer heat!

The Energizing Green Tea & Verbena scent isn't something that I would have normally picked out for myself, so I was surprised by how much I liked it! Have you tried any of Avon's body care lines? Which scent is your favourite?!

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Monday, 29 June 2015

The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream

The Body Shop's Strawberry Hand Cream* ($10 CAD) has been a long-time favourite, and I'm finally talking to you about it now! My hands get really dry in the Winter, but I do keep a tube of hand cream in my purse year round. I think that this formula is really great for Summertime, since it's a lighter consistency, and the scent is just so good!

The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream

"This sweet Strawberry daily hand cream helps soften and protect hands with light, juicy moisture. The instantly absorbing formula is ideal for on-the-go hydration.
I'm already a huge fan of The Body Shop's Strawberry line (the body butter is fantastic!), so it's no surprise that I'm also loving the hand cream. This scent is fruity, fun, and perfect for Summer. Like I said earlier, this formula is a light gel-cream, and I love that it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy at all. Even though it's a lighter consistency, it's still very hydrating. If you have very dry or rough hands, you might need something a bit more intense, but I think that this level of hydration will work for most people!

The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream

Have you tried any of The Body Shop's Hand Creams before? Which formula/scent is your favourite?

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Nair Argan Oil Ultimate Roll On Face Wax

My blonde eyebrows mean that I can go a bit longer than normal between pluck/wax sessions. However, just because I can get away with it, doesn't mean that I should. Waxing my brows is always something that I put off, but Nair's Argan Oil Ultimate Roll On Face Wax* is so easy to use, and relatively pain-free, I really have no excuses anymore! 

"Infused with restorative, 100% natural Moroccan Argan Oil, this breakthrough wax technology works on very short facial hair and washes clean with water for beautiful, long-lasting results." - Nair

Nair Argan Oil Ultimate Roll On Face Wax

This wax kit contains a tube of wax, 20 cloth strips, and a precision stick. To use, simply place the tube of wax (with the lid on tight) in a hot cup of water for 2 minutes. This will warm up the wax, making it easier to use. Then, you can screw on the roller top, or just remove the cap. I personally find the roller top a bit hard to use, and prefer to use apply the wax with the precision stick. You can use this wax on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, and eyebrows, but I've just used it on my brows. I find it really easy to apply the wax precisely, and the strips are just the right size and thickness. Like I said earlier, this process is relatively pain free (thanks to the Argan oil & orange blossom), and you'll be done a lot faster compared to plucking! 

Nair Argan Oil Ultimate Roll On Face Wax

I find at home brow waxing to be sooo much more convenient compared to heading out to a salon every few weeks and having to walk around in public with bright red skin! Now, you can easily wax your own brows (or any other facial area) in the comfort of your own home. I really love this new Argan oil range, it's so gentle yet still super effective!

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