Friday, 29 July 2016

An Introduction to Teeez Cosmetics

I love exploring new brands, and my latest adventure has been with Teeez Cosmetics! I've been trying out three products from the brand - a lip balm, gloss, and a mascara, which has given me a pretty good feel for the brand. Teeez Cosmetics is a cruelty free European brand that's recently become available in Canada.

Teeez Cosmetics

First of all, I really love the bright and fun packaging of Teeez's products! The labeling is edgy, bright, and colourful. Their Object of Affection Lipbalm in Vanilla Sky* ($19 USD) is packaged in a cute rectangular compact with a mirror for easy on the go application. There's a light vanilla mint scent to this lip balm, and offers a very light pink wash of colour to your lips. This formula is quite thin, so if you have dry lips then I think you'll need something a bit heavier for more hydration.

Teeez Cosmetics Object of Affection Lipbalm in Vanilla Sky

Teeez Cosmetics Object of Affection Lipbalm in Vanilla Sky

Teeez Cosmetics Object of Affection Lipbalm in Vanilla Sky

Teeez Cosmetics Object of Affection Lipbalm in Vanilla Sky

Teeez Cosmetics' Desert Metals Mascara in Midnight Skinny Dip* ($24 USD) is packaged in an edgy tube and the wand is quite large & tapered. My lashes are naturally fairly long & have a nice curl to them, so I really just need my mascara to add volume. Unfortunately, I didn't find that this mascara added that much volume or drama. I also found that this mascara smudged fairly easy, which is not something that I normally struggle with. So, this one gets a pass from me.

Teeez Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara in Midnight Skinny Dip

Teeez Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara in Midnight Skinny Dip

Teeez Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara in Midnight Skinny Dip

Teeez Cosmetics' Golden Glow Lipgloss in Desert Fire* ($20 USD) has a thin brush tip applicator that allows you to apply the gloss precisely. This gloss has a light minty scent to it that you can't really smell anymore once it's on your lips. The shade Desert Fire is a beautiful coral red colour that has a nice amount of pigmentation, but it definitely isn't opaque. I really love how creamy and hydrating this formula is - it's super comfortable to wear!

Teeez Cosmetics Golden Glow Lipgloss in Desert Fire

Teeez Cosmetics Golden Glow Lipgloss in Desert Fire

Teeez Cosmetics Golden Glow Lipgloss in Desert Fire

Teeez Cosmetics Golden Glow Lipgloss in Desert Fire

My favourite of these three products is the gloss, but the lipbalm is very nice as well. I'd pass on the mascara, since it does smudge every time I wear it, which I really haven't experienced with any other mascara that I've used. Have you tried any products from Teeez Cosmetics? I'd love to hear your recommendations as I'm definitely wanting to explore the brand further!

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

Another day, another lipstick, am I right?! Today I'm bringing you Marcelle's Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle*, which is a super pretty pearly pink colour. If you're looking for a new drugstore lipstick, keep reading to see if this is the one for you!

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

"Express your true self with Rouge Xpression lipstick! Rouge Xpression has a dual personality that will delight your lips. It’s formulated with our moisturizing Maxi-Lip complex that hydrates your lips' delicate skin and adds sexy volume.

Formulated with avocado and Omega-6 oils, it prevents dry, cracked lips and restores moisture. Its creamy, velvety and non-sticky texture ensures total comfort. And with so many vibrant colours, biting into life will never have looked so sexy!

Hypoallergenic and perfume-free." - Marcelle

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

The packaging for Marcelle's Rouge Xpression Lipsticks is quite simple -  rectangular matte black tube with a colour coded label on the bottom. The lipstick bullet itself has a nice slanted tip to it, which makes application really easy. 

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

Pink Mademoiselle is a beautiful pearly pink shade that's quite pigmented. One swipe and that's all you'll need! I really like the creamy and hydrating formula, and I find that I only have to reapply every 4-5 hours, which is quite good for my lips! Sadly this formula isn't transfer proof, so keep that in mind when eating, drinking, kissing, etc. 

Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick in Pink Mademoiselle

Have you tried any of Marcelle's Rouge Xpression Lipsticks? I'd love to hear about your favourite shades, as I'm definitely wanting to try out more lipsticks from this range! What are your favourite cruelty free lipsticks?


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

What I Ate In A Day #30 - 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

I started off my date with a bowl of Sally’s Berry Colossal Crunch Cereal with soy milk. I really like Sally's cereals - they come packaged in bags, without the additional box. I also like their Cinnamon Bliss cereal! 

Sally’s Berry Colossal Crunch

Lunch 

For lunch I had a burger & fries! I used Gardein's Chipotle Black Bean Burger for the patty, and topped things off with sliced pickles, onions, ketchup, and Hellmann's vegan mayo.

Gardein's Chipotle Black Bean Burger

Snacks

It was a super hot day, so I had a popsicle to try to cool down. These Spongebob Popsicles are kind of creepy looking, but they're delicious. I also had a banana, apple, and a mango throughout the afternoon.

Spongebob Popsicle

Fruit Bowl

Dinner

I made a super easy dinner of a Vegan Mexican Bowl, made up jasmine rice, corn, 6 different types of beans, medium salsa, and Daiya's Cheddar Style Shreds! I ate some of this bowl with Tostitos Scoops, and some of it with just a fork. So delicious!

Vegan Mexican Bowl

Dessert

To finish off my day I had a few Fudgee-O's - nom nom nom!

Fudgee-O's

So that rounds out another vegan food diary! It was a bit of a weird day food-wise, but I loved everything that I ate and drank nonetheless! 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, 25 July 2016

Live Clean Argan Oil Collection Giveaway!

Can you think of a better way to kick off your work week than with a giveaway?! Today I'm giving my Canadian readers the opportunity to win an Argan Oil Prize Pack from Live Clean! I really love Live Clean because their products are eco-friendly and they're all vegan & cruelty free.

Live Clean Argan Oil Collection

This entire line is formulated with 100% pure argan oil, with a higher concentration of argan oil than many competing products. The argan oil scent is quite relaxing, and the scent does linger on my skin/hair for a few hours. I think that it's so important to use eco-friendly products, especially when you're using those products multiple times a day, like the Liquid Hand Soap. Live Clean aims to create eco-friendly products that work so well that you forget that they're eco-friendly in the first place!

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Liquid Hand Soap

Live Clean's Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner are now available in larger 750 mL bottles! I love the pump dispensers, as sometimes larger bottles are too bulky to work with in the shower otherwise. These formulas don't include silicone, which is typically used to de-frizz and add shine, but it's not that eco-friendly. 

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner

And lastly we have Live Clean's Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash, which is available in a large 500 mL bottle. Formulated with certified organic botanicals of Grape Seed and olive leaf extracts, this body wash helps to protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash

Want to win all five Argan Oil products to try out yourself?! Simply enter your details in the Rafflecopter widget below, it's that easy! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and the giveaway will end on August 8th 2016. Good Luck!


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Sunday, 24 July 2016

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

Happy Sunday friends! Today I'm back with another product from tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Collection to share with you! Their Quench Lip Rescue in Berry* ($23) is a tinted lip balm that actually leaves an antioxidant barrier on your lips to protect against daily aggressors! 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

"Save lips from the signs of aging while delivering intense hydration and soft, subtle color. This tinted lip balm is infused with an antioxidant and vitamin-rich lip quencher that’s powered by a blend of essential extracts and oils to help restore the appearance of your lips’ softness, moisture, and elasticity that’s reduced over time while providing a protective antioxidant barrier against daily aggressors. The tinted, everyday formula gently melts into skin to smooth over the look of lip lines, leaving a radiant, dewy finish." - Sephora

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

I really love tinted lip balms because they're so easy to just swipe onto your lips without a mirror. The shade Berry offers a light purple hue to your lips, with a gorgeous shine. This formula is super creamy and feels so nice on my lips. If you have dry lips, I think you'd love this formula! There's a very minty scent to this lip balm that does linger for quite a while and at first gives a bit of a tingly sensation to your lips. 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue in Berry

If you're into tinted lip balms, then I think that you should definitely check out this new line from tarte! Plus, the packaging is just adorable! Are you into tinted balms or do you prefer a more opaque lipstick?

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