Monday, 22 September 2014

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

I'm already a huge fan of Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, so of course I was excited to try out their Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish* ($39/200 mL). This body scrub has the same amazing light and beachy fragrance as the body butter, so we're already off to a good start with the scent alone!

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

"This luxurious, creamy formula with Shea and Jojoba Butters and Sweet Almond Oil is blended with ground Luffa Fruit to exfoliate body skin without drying. With the addition of Pure Honey and Soy Milk Protein, our body polish nurtures skin, leaving it comfortably soft, smooth, and primed for moisturization." - Kiehl's

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish comes packaged in a simple white and yellow tube. The label is just a sticker, and there are some air pockets along the tube. This isn't a huge deal, but it does cheapen the packaging a bit - and this body scrub isn't cheap. The scrub itself is a very thick consistency, and a mix of a heavy cream with exfoliating bits. Ground Luffa Fruit is used to exfoliate, and I think that this product gives a gentle yet effective scrub. You only need a small amount of product, and it thins out when mixed with water. I've been using this all over my body in the shower a few times a week. I love that this scrub leaves my skin smooth, soft, hdyrated, and lightly scented! The scent is wonderful, it's both soft & sweet. If you aren't a fan of heavy scents, then you might really like this one. I really can't pick out any individual notes, so it's a difficult scent to describe. Just think light, summery, beachy, sweet. Unlike traditional scrubs, this one from Kiehl's doesn't leave my skin feeling dry, and it's not too harsh. 

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

If you're already a fan of Kiehl's Creme de Corps line, then this body polish is a definite must-try! I know that this scrub will become a regular part of my shower routine, especially in the dead of Winter, when my skin gets dry and needs constant exfoliation! Have you tried any products from Kiehl's Creme de Corps line before? Are you as big of a fan of the soy milk & honey scent as I am?

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Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Hold 'Em

I'm already a huge fan of Revlon's new ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel line, so I was really excited to try out the shade Hold 'Em* ($7.99). This formula that claims to be a longwear formula with a super shiny finish when worn with their Diamond Top Coat*.

"Create salon-quality colour in 30 vibrant shades with our revolutionary 2-step system. Brush on the base + colour in one, and then finish with the protective ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat™ for superior strength. Together, they create vivid colour, brilliant shine and gorgeous life-resistant wear." - Revlon

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Hold 'Em

Hold 'Em is a deep grape shade with a creme finish. This purple has slight grey undertones, making this a very Fall-appropriate shade. This formula is on the thicker side, but it's still very easy to work with. The brush is fairly wide, which I love as it makes it easy to cover all of your nail in just 2 strokes. I finished off my mani with Revlon's Diamond Top Coat, which adds a great boost of shine, and helps to prolong the wear time of your mani. Without the top coat, I get about 2 days from this formula, and the top coat let's me get an extra 2 days of wear. This wear time doesn't exactly rival that of a true gel polish, but I love that you don't have to bother with an LED lamp or pay the big bucks at the salon.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Hold 'Em

I would definitely recommend checking out Revlon's new ColorStay Gel Envy line, and there's bound to be a colour for everyone! Have you checked out these polishes yet? Which shade is your favourite?
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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Lush Rehab Shampoo

I've been a long time fan of Lush's solid shampoo bars, but I've just gotten into their liquid shampoos recently. I've been trying out Rehab* ($13.95/100mL) for a month now, and let me tell you, my hair was definitely in need of some rehab!

Lush Rehab Shampoo

"Bleach, dye, styling products and heat can really take a toll on your hair's health. Treat your damaged hair to some serious recovery time in the shower with Rehab shampoo. Rehab is about bringing your hair and scalp back to life and repairing it with an array of nutritious ingredients. A blend of fresh citrus juices clarify hair and scalp with active enzymes, while herbs work their magic on tired scalps. It doesn't take long for this shampoo to restore your hair's vitality!" - Lush

Lush Rehab Shampoo

My hair is curly, dry, damaged, frizzy, colour-treated... you name it. My hair can always use a little extra pampering, so I was really excited by the thought of a "rehab" shampoo. This formula from Lush is very thin, but it has an almost oily consistency and texture. There's a great minty scent to this shampoo that's very fresh and invigorating. This formula gives my hair a deep boost of hydration, and a healthy dose of shine. My hair feels smooth & soft, and my waves have a nice bonce to them. 

Lush Rehab Shampoo

If you've put your hair through some damage, then I think you'd love Lush's Rehab. I do think that this formula might weigh down fine or thin hair, but it's perfect for those with thick or course hair. Have you tried any shampoos from Lush before? I would love to hear what your favourite formula is! :)

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Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Rimmel has reformulated their Moisture Renew Lipstick line, and I've already fallen in love with the shades #125 To Nude or Not to Nude? & #360 As You Want Victoria, and #630 Coral Britannia. I've been wanting to try out more shades from this newly reformulated line, so I was happy to get the chance to try out #310 Back to Fuchsia * ($7.99 CAD/4g)!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

"Rimmel introduces new and improved Moisture Renew Lipstick, an intensely moisturising lipstick in rich pure hues. Lips are drenched in colour and soaked in moisture thanks to vitamins A, C and E. Saturate your lips with a deluge of 22 high impact shades." - Rimmel

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipsticks come packaged in simple plastic purple tubes with colour coordinated labels. These lipsticks do have a bit of a scent to them, and it almost reminds me of sunscreen. While I don't mind the scent, I know that it won't be to everyone's tastes. This formula is hydrating, and feels extremely creamy on my lips.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

Back to Fuchsia is an insanely gorgeous purply pink with blue undertones. You'll only need one swipe of this lipstick as this shade is very pigmented. I would definitely recommend using a mirror and perhaps a lip liner or lip brush to make sure that this lipstick stays inside the lines. This is definitely a shade that I can see myself reaching for on a night out. Back to Fuchsia will get you noticed, in the best way possible. This is a creme formula - no shimmer or glitter here! The creme shades in this formula seem to have a more pigmented, creamier formula than the shades with shimmer (although I haven't tried all of the shades).

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #310 Back to Fuchsia

This updated formula from Rimmel is pretty fantastic, and Back to Fuchsia is a shade that is definitely worth checking out. If you love bright lips, then you'll love this one. Have you tried Rimmel's new Moisture Renew Lipstick formula, or were you a fan of the old formula? Would you wear a lippie this bright?

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

I think most girls would agree that trying out new mascaras is incredibly fun! So of course I was excited when I got the chance to try out Lancôme's new Grandiose Mascara* ($35 CAD)! This new mascara is packaged beautifully, it's really a work of art. I haven't tried too many mascaras from Lancôme before, so I was really interested in seeing if this new formula was worth the hype. 

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara


"This revolutionary, Swan Neck™ Wand Mascara provides exceptional length, lift, and volume to all lashes. It features Lancôme's first patented wand, which works with the shape of your face for the easiest application, and the curve of the wand mixes the mascara with each twist open, allowing for formula that stays fresh longer. The specially designed, elastomer-molded brush perfectly deposits formula on each lash, while smaller bristles effortlessly coat even short lashes from root to tip for ultimate volume. The ultra-black, smudge-free formula features Lancôme’s rose cell extract, which nourishes and smooths lashes while providing infinite buildability. This high-gloss, clump-free mascara leaves lashes fanned out with maximum length, and it is designed with long-wearing, flexible polymers, which allow for easy removal." - Sephora

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme's Grandiose Mascara is packaged in a wide black tube with a "swan neck" applicator. The wand is curved, which is meant to work with the shape of your face. While this swan neck applicator works well, I honestly don't really notice much of a difference in the ease of use compared to a typical straight mascara wand. The wand is really cool to look at, but I'm not convinced that it aids in application. The bristles on the wand are short and plastic, which I find helps to really grab every last lash. 

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

I've really been enjoying Lancôme's Grandiose Mascara, I find that it works well on my naturally long and curled lashes. I think that this mascara also works quite well on my bottom lashes, as it adds length and doesn't smudge throughout the day. This formula keeps my lashes curled, gives good length, but I don't find that it adds a ton of volume. One coat of this mascara leaves my lashes looking perfect for daily wear, but I would like something more dramatic for a night out. As for removal, this mascara comes off easily with a makeup wipe or a bit of Bioderma. 

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Overall, I'm loving Lancôme's Grandiose Mascara for daily wear! I think that this formula would work well on anyone with naturally long or curled lashes, but I'm not sure that it would do much for those with short, straight lashes. Have you tried out this new formula from Lancôme? Are you a fan of the new swan neck design?

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