Sunday, 29 May 2016

OPI A Mirror Escape

OPI has recently released their Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection, and today I have a beautiful glittery gold polish named A Mirror Escape* to share with you! This Disney Collection is OPI's Brights Collection for 2016, which is always one of my favourite releases. 

OPI A Mirror Escape

OPI A Mirror Escape

OPI's A Mirror Escape is a yellow gold glitter polish that dries to a fairly rough texture. I find that this shade of gold isn't super flashy or bold, as it's fairly pale. While I have enjoyed wearing this polish, its not something that I find myself getting all that excited about. This isn't your average glitter polish, as it's somewhat reminiscent of OPI's Liquid Sand formula with that textured finish. A major bonus is that this polish dries almost immediately, so it's a great option for when you don't have a lot of time on your hands.

OPI A Mirror Escape

OPI A Mirror Escape

So, while OPI's A Mirror Escape is quite pretty and unique, it just hasn't completely won me over. My polish is quite large, so it really takes something special to win me over. However, if you're a big fan of gold glitters, or Alice in Wonderland (can you believe I've never seen the original movie?!), then you might want to pick this one up. 

What polish from the Alice Collection did you want to see swatched next?

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer

As a part of their new Summer Collection, Mary Kay has released their new Perfecting Concealer* ($17.50), and today I have all six shades to share with you! I wear concealer on the daily, both to cover up dark under eye circles, and to conceal blemishes. so I can be quite picky with my concealers. Keep reading to see if this formula made the cut!

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer

"• Conceals blemishes, age spots, and minor skin imperfections.
• Neutralizes dark circles beneath the eyes.
• Light-diffusing technology helps blur the appearance of fine lines and optically correct imperfections.
• Helps hide redness with creamy, long-lasting coverage.
• Six shades.
Lightweight formula. Crease-proof coverage. Buildable and blendable. Quick-dry finish." - Mary Kay

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer

Mary Kay's Perfecting Concealer comes packaged in sleek black plastic tubes with a clear window so you can see the product inside. You twist the lid off to reveal your standard doe foot applicator, which applies the product really well. This product has a light creamy texture that blends into my skin quickly. I love how creamy this concealer is, as it's fairly hydrating, allowing it to be a great option to conceal under eye circles. I'd say that this formula offers medium coverage, and it never looks cakey or heavy. I've been using the shade Deep Ivory, but there are five other shades in the range.

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer

Mary Kay Perfecting Concealer Swatches
Light Ivory, Deep Ivory, Light Beige, Deep Beige, Light Bronze, Deep Bronze

If you're in the market for a new concealer, then I think that Mary Kay's Perfecting Concealer is a good option! This product is formulated for all skin types, it's dermatologist tested, fragrance free, and suitable for sensitive skin. What's your go-to concealer?

Mary Kay does sell in China, meaning that it is not cruelty free. 

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Avon Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut

 Summer is quickly approaching, which means that we can switch out our heavy, musky scents for something a bit more fresh and fun, like Avon's Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut Range*! Today I have the shower gel, body lotion, and body spray to share with you, and let me tell you, this trio is going to get you dreaming about an island getaway!

Avon Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut

This scent is just fabulous! I really love anything with coconut in it, so I already knew that this scent would be a winner before I even gave it a sniff. The starfruit and coconut notes work really well together, and the scent does linger on my skin for a few hours, especially when I layer all three products.
Avon Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut Hydrating Shower Gel

The Hydrating Shower Gel lathers up really well, especially when I use it on a loofah. I do find that this product is moisturizing, so you could skip the body lotion if you were in a hurry, or just feeling lazy.

Avon Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut Body Lotion

The body lotion is light in texture, but it's still quite hydrating. I find that this formula absorbs into my skin quickly, and I really love that it doesn't leave any sort of residue on my skin, or leave it feeling oily/greasy. The body spray is nice and light, but I honestly never find myself reaching for my body sprays. I personally prefer perfumes, but I know that that's just a personal preference.

Avon Senses Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut Body Spray

If you're looking for a new summer scent, then Avon's Sparkling Starfruit & Coconut is definitely worth checking out! I absolutely love beachy scents, so it's no surprise that this was a hit for me.

What are your favourite Summer scents?

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care

 The sun has finally started shining bright, and I've been absolutely loving spending time outside, soaking up that precious Vitamin D! However, if you're a pale gal like I am, you probably burn fairly easily. Even if you don't burn, you'll want to hydrate & recharge your skin after spending some time outside. I've been testing out Vichy's Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care* which is a an after sun product that you actually apply while in the shower!

"A double usage after sun, to use on wet or dry skin, which soothes the feel of skin, refreshes and hydrates skin after sun exposure." - Vichy

Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care

I've never tried a product like this before, so I was excited to give it a go. Actually, my husband, Dylan, was the first to try it out after spending a weekend camping without sunscreen. We both found that this product was super hydrating, without feeling oily at all. I love the ease of use, since you just apply this product all over your body in the shower after using your normal soap or body wash. You then rinse off the product, and you're done! I really love how moisturizing and soothing this product is, making it a fabulous option for anyone with dehydrated, dry, or damaged skin - especially after spending some time outside soaking up the rays.

Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care

While we all know that it's best to always apply sunscreen, sometimes you still feel the effects of the sun on your skin. I think that Vichy's Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care would be a great product to have on hand, or to keep at the cottage/bring on vacation, since it's so easy to use, and it's quite effective!

Would you be interested in the idea of an in-shower after-sun?

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Colour A OX Color 10 in 1

Last month I reviewed L'Oréal Professionnel's Vitamino Color A-OX Shampoo & Conditioner, and today I'm back with the Vitamino Colour A OX Color 10 in 1*! I really love leave in conditioners, especially when they're in a spray format. My hair can be fairly dry, so I love the convenience in just being able to quickly spritz my hair throughout the day when I feel I need a pick me up!

L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Colour A OX Color 10 in 1

"Meet our colour radiance perfecting 10 in 1 spray from Vitamino Color A-OX range. Used before or after hair colouring, for 10 instant benefits - protection for hair colour radiance, shine, soft feeling, consistency, heat protection up to 230 degrees, detangling, helps blow-dry, anti-breakage*, helps reduce the appearance of split ends and protects against the look of frizz. That's a long list!" - L'Oréal Professionnel

L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Colour A OX Color 10 in 1

In the bottle, this product has a somewhat milky consistency to it, but it sprays very finely, and instantly absorbs into my hair. There is a somewhat strong scent to this product, which is almost a bit floral. Coconut oil is the second ingredient, which instantly tells you that this product will be hydrating and nourishing. I like to spray this on wet or dry hair, just to add some hydration and life back into my hair. This product will also give your hair some shine, reduce frizz, and detangle. Pretty much, if you're at all unhappy with the condition of your hair, then you'll probably benefit from this product!

L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Colour A OX Color 10 in 1

Are you also a fan of leave in conditioners? I love that this option from L'Oréal Professionnel doesn't leave my hair feeling oily or with any residue. I think that this would also be a good product for kids and teens that have really tangly hair!

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