Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ole Henriksen The Works Kit

Value sets are often the best way to explore new brands, since you get to try out multiple products without committing to anything full size. Lately I've been trying out Ole Henriksen's The Works Kit* ($59, $83 value), which contains 5 skin care minis from the cruelty free brand.

Ole Henriksen The Works Kit

The works kit includes:

- 0.5 oz Invigorating Night Treatment Face Gel
- 1.5 oz  African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
- 0.5 oz Sheer Transformation Moisturizer
- 0.25 oz Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
- 0.5 oz Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster Serum

Ole Henriksen The Works Kit

Ole Henriksen's African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser gently cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates. African red tea is a youth-restoring antioxidant that works to strengthen skin, Vitamin C works to brighten & firm, and borage seed oil soothes and nourishes. Additionally, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine extracts purify and intoxicate the skin senses. 

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser

Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster Serum helps to brighten, boost collagen, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. 

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster Serum

Ole Henriksen's Invigorating Night Treatment Face Gel is packaged in a pump dispenser when purchased full size. This gel works to seal in essential vitamins & minerals, and supports cell turnover. Mucopolysaccharides works to bind moisture to the skin & hydrates.

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment Face Gel

Ole Henriksen's Sheer Transformation Moisturizer has an oil-free formula with a multi-fruit AHA complex to even the skintone and smooth the skin's texture. Pea extract, sugar, and vitamin C work together to fade dark spots and even skintone.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturizer

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel has cooling properties to it, and works to quickly soothe and de-puff the undereye area thanks to cucumber and algae extracts. Additionally, a blend of bio-peptides and hyaluronic acid help lift, firm, and diminish the appearance of crow's feet and wrinkles. 

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel

If you're interested in trying out Ole Henriksen products, then I think that The Works Kit is the perfect place to start! I'll be bringing along all 5 products with me on my trip to Japan in 2 weeks, as these minis were made for travelling! Have you tried anything from the Ole Henriksen brand before? If so, let me know what are your favourite products!

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

What I Ate In A Day #33 - Vegan in Montreal

Hello friends! I'm back today with another What I Ate In A Day post (you can see last week's food diary here). I'm vegan, so of course everything I'm sharing is free from any sort of animal products/by-products. Of course I drink a ton of water throughout the day - I try to get in at least 8 cups every day. This past weekend my husband and I went to Montreal for the weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Montreal has an incredible amount of vegan and vegetarian options, so we definitely did not go hungry! We did however sleep in, so our first meal of the day was lunch!

Lunch

 We decided to stop by Resto Vego after seeing great reviews on Happy Cow, and I'm really glad that we did! I went for the Roasted red pepper pesto sandwich, which was absolutely incredible! I found this restaurant to be really decently priced, as I believe that this wrap was $5.50, and it was quite filling.

Resto Vego Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sandwich

Snack

My husband and I are huge Menchie's fans, but we kept seeing Yeh! all over Montreal so we had to try it out. They had one vegan option - Dole Mango Sorbet, and we topped it off with fruit. This place seemed quite a bit more expensive than Menchies, but the sorbet was good and hit the spot. 

Yeh! Mango Sorbet
 
Dinner

We went to L'Gros Luxe for dinner, which is a vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options! I had Vegan Poutine & Jackfruit Tacos, both of which were absolutely incredible! My husband actually said that this was the best poutine that he's ever had - vegan or not!
 
L'Gros Luxe Vegan Poutine
Dessert 

We also ordered dessert at L'Gros Luxe, because who can say no to Vegan Chocolate Cake?! This cake was just divine - if you're ever in Montreal you need to give this a try! L'Gros Luxe had a really cool vibe to it, and it was packed when we went!

L'Gros Luxe Vegan Chocolate Cake

So that rounds out another vegan food diary! If you're vegan and travelling to Montreal, you'll have a ton of options to choose from. If you've been to Montreal, I'd love to hear about your favourite restaurants!


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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Formula X #ColorCurators Makeup By Rose XOXO in Mahhvelous Rose

Hello hello! Have you heard about Formula X's #ColorCurators 2016 yet? It's a super exciting collaboration between social media influencers and Formula X. Each month for 2016, Formula X is teaming up with a beauty, fashion, or wellness powerhouse to bring us 3 new polishes. Each curated collection is a one-month exclusive, so you've got to act fast! The seventh influencer is Rose Siard of Makeup By Rose XOXO, who's bringing us three pretty polishes for August! Today I have the shade Mahhvelous Rose* to swatch for you!

Formula X Mahhvelous Rose

Formula X Mahhvelous Rose

Mahhvelous Rose is a beautiful rosy mauve polish with a wonderful formula! I really, really love Formula X polishes as they're easy to work with thanks to the wide brush, and the formulas are always creamy and pigmented. I've been wearing Mahhvelous Rose for three days now, and I don't have any chips at all, which is quite good for my nails! Since this colour is so neutral, it easily pairs with any outfit, and it's a great year-round polish. 

Formula X Mahhvelous Rose

Formula X Mahhvelous Rose

Formula X Mahhvelous Rose

Have you checked out Makeup By Rose XOXO's #ColorCurators yet? They're only going to be around for the month of August, so pick them up ASAP if you're interested!

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

What I Ate In A Day #33 - Vegan

Hello friends! I'm back today with another What I Ate In A Day post (you can see last week's food diary here). I'm vegan, so of course everything I'm sharing is free from any sort of animal products/by-products. Of course I drink a ton of water throughout the day - I try to get in at least 8 cups every day.

Breakfast

Cereal is such an easy and delicious breakfast option, especially on work days when I don't have a ton of time to be cooking in the morning. I've been loving Sally’s Berry Colossal Crunch with Silk's Vanilla Almond Milk, so yummy!

Sally’s Berry Colossal Crunch

Lunch

I used to make tofu "egg" salad sandwiches all the time when I first went vegan, and I've just recently started making them again. The recipe is pretty simple - firm tofu, vegan mayo, mustard, relish, onions, garlic, cumin, and a pinch of sea salt. My husband also loves this recipe, and it's a great change from my regular pb&j sandwiches that I always bring to work! This vegan version is awesome because you can easily eat it in public without worrying about that awful egg scent. 

Tofu Eggless “Egg Salad” Sandwich

Snacks

I had recently found vegan green tea cake with buttercream frosting at Swiss Pastries in Carlingwood Mall. This store doesn't normally have any vegan options, so this was a really exciting find! I'm not usually a big fan of green tea, but I had to support the vegan option. Turns out, this cake was really delicious! 

Vegan Green Tea Cake

I also had some baby carrots with Catalina dressing, and a pear, to balance out the slice of cake. 

Baby Carrots & Catalina

Pear

Dinner 

Whenever I find cauliflower on sale I make sure to buy a head or two to make cauliflower wings! I use Hot for Food's recipe, and it's never disappointed. I paired the "wings" with Daiya's Blue Cheeze Dressing and some coleslaw. 

Cauliflower Wings

So that rounds out another vegan food diary! I hope you'll check back next Tuesday to check out another food diary. What foods have you been loving lately?

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Sibu Summer Essentials

We may be halfway through August, but that doesn't mean that I'm done with Summer - not by a long shot! Today I have three of Sibu's Summer Essentials* to share with you! SIbu has recently re-branded to clearly identify themselves as the rescue for problematic skin, and I'm loving the updated packaging. All of Sibu's products are vegan, cruelty free, and paraben free, which I can definitely get behind!

Sibu Summer Essentials

Sibu's Cleansing Face & Body Bar contains no harsh chemicals, yet it still manages to easily remove makeup and cleanse thoroughly. This bar also inhibits bacterial growth and contains natural astringents. I love how easily this bar lathers up, and the citrus scent is really nice. This formula does contain palm oil, but the box indicates that it's "Certified Sustainable Palm Oil". 

Sibu Cleansing Face & Body Bar

Sibu Cleansing Face & Body Bar

Sibu's Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub deep cleans pores and removes dead, dull surface cells. This formula contains apricot and Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) seed oil, which gently exfoliates. I really love this scrub, and I've been using it mainly on my face as I want the tube to last, but you can also use it on your body. 

Sibu Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub

Sibu Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub

Sibu's Nourishing Face Cream comes packages in a frosted glass tube with a pump dispenser. This formula promotes tissue recovery and healing, rejuvenates sun damaged skin, preserves healthy skin tone and texture, and boosts collagen production! I only need one pump to cover my entire face, and I love how quickly this formula absorbs into my skin. 

Sibu Nourishing Face Cream

Sibu Nourishing Face Cream

Sibu Summer Essentials

Sibu Summer Essentials

I love how Sibu proudly and clearly identifies themselves as a vegan and cruelty free brand on all of their packaging!

Sibu Cruelty Free

Have you checked out any products from Sibu before? I'm loving all three of these Summer Essentials, but I also know that I'll continue to love them into the Fall months as well!

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