Thursday, 27 November 2014

Kiehl's X Craig & Karl

This holiday season, Kiehl's has teamed up with Craig & Karl for the brands' 6th annual artist collaboration for holiday. The labeling for selected products is now in a limited edition print by the pair Craig & Karl. This print is meant to "evoke the celebratory nature of the holiday season, and Kiehl's quirky, New York City-inspired spirit, the festive graphic print outfits Kiehl's Holiday items so beautifully that each serves as a unique, ready-made gift perfect for the season of giving." Today I have 3 products from the new collaboration to share with you: Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter*, Ultra Facial Cream*, and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner*! 

Kiehl's X Craig & Karl

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is one of my all time favourite body butters - it's just heavenly! This formula feels like a mix of a mousse, whipped body butter, it's really unique. 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.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is a top seller from the brand, and aims to retain its' efficacy in very cold, dry, and extreme conditions. I find this formula to be very hydrating, but still lightweight in texture. This cream absorbs fairly quickly into my skin, so you can easily use it both morning and night. If you have oily skin, you might want to reserve this as a night cream only.

Kiehl's X Craig & Karl

Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner is very soothing, gentle, and calming. This toner is made with lavender, ivy, great burdock, and allantonin, and is alcohol free! I've been loving using this toner after I wash my face morning and night. I definitely appreciate that this toner is alcohol free, and that it doesn't strip my skin of moisture.

Kiehl's X Craig & Karl

If you're already a fan of any of these three products, then it'd definitely be fun to pick up a replacement in this amazing new limited edition packaging! I love how colourful this pattern is, and it's definitely a nice change from Kiehl's usual simple look. 

Have you checked out Kiehl's colab with Craig & Karl yet? 

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Fresh Sugar Legends

Fresh's Sugar Legends* ($65 CAD) contains 7 mini Sugar Lip Treatments in a variety of colours, and it's the perfect way to try out these tinted lip balms this holiday season! Fresh always comes out with amazing holiday gift sets, and this one is absolutely no exception!

Fresh Sugar Legends

"With a different shade for each day of the week, this is the ultimate Sugar stash. There’s something sweet for every occasion, every look, and every mood!" - Fresh

Fresh Sugar Legends

Fresh Sugar Legends

Each mini contains 2.2 grams of product, and the packaging is absolutely adorable & colour-coded. Cherry is a bright red with really great pigmentation. Berry is a vampy purple that is perfect for the Fall & Winter months. Rosé is a very sheer light pink. Petal is a nude colour with pink undertones. Honey is a beige-nude with slightly coral undertones. Passion is a sheer glossy red. Tulip is a sheer hot pink that I think would be perfect for Spring/Summer. These lip balms have a citrusy scent to them, and the formula is smooth, creamy, and very hydrating. 

Fresh Sugar Legends

Fresh Sugar Legends Swatches

If you've ever wanted to try out Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatments, then this is the perfect gift set to allow you to try out 7 different shades, without investing in full size tubes. You could also buy this gift set, and then split up the lip balms, giving them as stocking stuffers to the different girls in your life. Have you picked up any holiday beauty sets yet this year?

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Palette

Clinique's Black Honey is an insanely popular shade, and the brand has recently added a new product to the shades lineup! Clinique's A Black Honey Affair Palette* ($40) is a Sephora exclusive and something that every Black Honey lover needs to add to their shopping cart ASAP!

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Palette

"Mix, match, and layer to create a host of luxe eye shadow looks—from subtle and understated to dramatically contoured. Inspired by the beauty of the Black Honey lipstick shade, this palette is crease- and fade-resistant, and the deluxe, mirrored compact includes a sponge and brush for ultraluxe application." - Sephora

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Palette

Clinique's A Black Honey Affair Palette comes packaged in a sleek silver compact, and contains 11.7 grams of product. These shadows have a medium amount of pigmentation - they aren't sheer but they also aren't the most pigmented shadows I've ever used. The formulation is creamy and smooth, and the colours last all day long on my lids. I've been loving Lucky Penny all over my lids, Black Honey in the crease, Hazy in the outer V, and Sugar Cane on the brow bone. The little brush that comes in the palette actually isn't bad, and it'd the job done in a pinch. 

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Palette Swatches
Left to Right: Sugar Cane, Hazy, Black Honey, Lucky Penny, Dark Brown shade of Morning Java Quad, Purple Pumps, Lavender Out Loud, Graphite

I think that this palette is perfect for anyone that is already a Black Honey fan, or for anyone who loves brown and purple shadows! Have you picked up this palette yet?

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Burt's Bees Hive Favourites - Beeswax & Pomegranate

Happy one month to Christmas Eve! Can you believe that holidays are only a month away?! I'm not prepared at all - I haven't purchased a single gift yet, and I'm starting to stress out about it. But for now, I bring you some stocking stuffer ideas from Burt's Bees! Their new Hive Favourites, in both Beeswax* & Pomegranate* would be great to pop in a stocking, or to use as a Secret Santa gift this holiday season.

Burt's Bees Hive Favourites

Hive Favourites includes a full size lip balm in either beeswax or pomegranate, and a mini Milk & Honey Body Lotion. The body lotion is a great travel size, weighing in at 25g. As you might suspect, the lip balms have a slightly waxy texture to them, but they are definitely able to keep your lips smooth, soft, and supple throughout the day. The pomegranate scent is nice and fruity, while the beeswax scent actually has notes of peppermint. 

Burt's Bees Hive Favourites

Burt's Bees Hive Favourites - Pomegranate

Burt's Bees Hive Favourites sets are $5.49 each, and I think that almost anyone would love to find one in their stocking this Christmas morning! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet, or are you leaving it to the last minute like I am?

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

My new apartment has a bath tub (something that I didn't have at my old place!), so you better believe that I've been taking baths all the time. Lush is my go-to brand for bath products, so I made a trip to a store the other day and picked up a goodie or two. Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt ($8.45/80g) is incredibly calming, relaxing, and pampering, and it was the perfect way to finish off a long day!

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

"Slip into our enchanting potion of oats, lavender and sandalwood to calm and soothe your irritated, sensitive skin. If you’re wishing for relief, we can guarantee that this bath melt it will make your skin dreams come true. Rich, nutritious cocoa butter and walnut oil melt into the bath water to quench and soften your dehydrated skin, frothing ever so slightly, leaving you with a muslin bag of whole oats to give your skin a soothing and gently scented scrub for instant relief from redness and itch." - Lush

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Ceridwen's Cauldron comes wrapped up in a muslin bag, to keep all of the oats and flowers from clogging up your drain. The cocoa butter and walnut oil melt in the heat of the bath, and created a frothy, beautifully scented bath water. The muslin bag is filled with oats, elderflowers, and daisies, and I think that it creates the perfect relaxing night-time bath. The oils are very nourishing, and my skin was left feeling silky smooth and moisturized. After the oils have fully melted, you can use the muslin bag to lightly exfoliate your skin. 

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Lush's Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt

Have you tried any of Lush's bath melts before? I think that Ceridwen's Cauldron would be perfect for anyone with sensitive skin, or who just wants a nice relaxing bath. Next on my wishlist is Floating Island - it sounds amazing! 

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