Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bioderma Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel & Nourishing Cream

Happy Saturday friends! It's official, Winter in kicking my butt. It's incredibly cold right now here in Ottawa, and I'm definitely ready for the weather to start warming up. The cold weather can leave your skin feeling dry, dehydrated, and just craving moisture in general. I've been turning to Bioderma's Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel* & Nourishing Cream* to help keep my skin smooth, soft, and hydrated this Winter season!

Bioderma Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel & Nourishing Cream

"Through its Atoderm range, BIODERMA has an original solution for very dry to atopic sensitive skin. Thanks to its dermo-patented formulas, Atoderm biologically and lastingly restores the hydrolipidic film of skin lacking moisture and lipids." - Bioderma

Bioderma Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel & Nourishing Cream

Bioderma's Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel can actually be used on both the face and body, but I've just been using it in the shower on my body. This formula is incredibly gentle, and there's almost no scent to it. I've been using one or two pumps of this shower gel on a loofah, and this formula lathers up really nicely. 

Bioderma's Nourishing Cream has a thin formula, but it's still very hydrating. I'll use this lotion all over my body after shower, but I also keep this bottle on my nightstand, and I'll use it as a hand cream throughout the day. There is a fairly heavy fragrance to this formula, even though the bottle brands it as a "subtle fragrance". I put this lotion on my hands in my bedroom, walked into the living room, and Dylan asked from across the room if I just put on perfume. The fragrance is nice, but it's not what I was expecting from a lotion formulated for dry, sensitive skin. Scent aside, this is a great lotion that delivers long lasting hydration. 

Bioderma Atoderm Gentle Shower Gel & Nourishing Cream

If you're looking for gentle, hydrating products, I think you'll enjoy both of these! I would love to hear about your go-to hydrating body care products, and whether or not you've tried anything from Bioderma's Atoderm line!

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

This time of year, I have to admit that my skin is looking pretty pale. Winter is kicking my butt, and I haven't been self tanning like I normally would. So, I have to turn to bronzers to add a bit of colour to my skin. Lately, I've been loving Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer* ($38 CAD/7.5g). Not only is the packaging incredibly adorable, but the bronzer is the perfect tone for my skin right now!

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

"Create a glorious all-over glow or healthy flush to your cheeks any time of year. Encased in gold packaging, this lovely leopard bronzing and blushing powder combines gorgeous shades of golden bronze, gilded pink, and neutral fawn with a slight shimmer." - Sephora

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

How cute is that packaging! The gold plastic compact has a mirror on the inside, and the powder itself has a cute leopard print to it. I use a fluffy brush to swirl the powder together, which combines the 3 shades to create a shimmery bronze colour. I don't use this bronzer for contouring, as I prefer something a bit darker and matte for that purpose. Instead, I use this bronzer to bring a bit of colour and life to my skin. 

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

This bronzer has such a creamy formula, and I find it easy to apply a sheer wash of colour, or you can build it up for a deeper tan look. I get all day wear from this bronzer, without any fading, oxidizing, etc. Even though this is a blushing bronzer, I still like to wear a separate blush on my cheeks alongside this bronzer. 

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

Too Faced makes a ton of different bronzers, and Pink Leopard is the first one that I've tried! Next on my list are Milk Chocolate Soleil and Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer. I also have the two new Soul Mates bronzers from Too Faced to share with you, so keep an eye out for those very soon! 

Have you tried any of Too Faced bronzers? Which one is your favourite?

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes* ($38 CAD) is being released for Valentine's Day, as a part of the Fifty Shades of Grey Collaboration. I haven't read the book, and I don't plan on seeing the movie, but I'm absolutely loving this lip trio! 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

"Line, color, and shine. This playful collection features three lip favorites that you can wear alone, wear together, or experiment to create a sensual look that’s all your own. Line lips with Aqua Lip Pencil, lock in color with Aqua Rouge, and get a glossy finish with Lab Shine. The lip trio also includes makeup artist Victoria’s Down’s favorite lip looks, techniques, and backstage secrets." - Sephora

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

This set includes 3 full size lip products: Aqua Lip 3C, Aqua Rouge #3, and Lab Shine D16. You can wear all three products together, or separately. I've used all of these products before, but in different shades. MUFE knows how to do lip products so well, and the lippies included in this set are no exception. Aqua Lip is a waterproof lip liner pencil, and the shade 3C is a nude with pink undertones. 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip 3C

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip 3C

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Rouge line is one of my all time favourite lip products! I was really excited to be able to try out a new shade from the line. #3 is a beautiful nude beige, again with a slightly pink undertone. This is a two step lip product - highly pigmented creamy colour on one side, and a clear gloss on the other end. This shade pairs wonderfully with the Aqua Lip 3C, and you can see them both on my lips below!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #3

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #3
Aqua Lip #3C & Aqua Rouge #3 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Lab Shine D16 is a beautiful sheer shimmery gloss. The base of this gloss is a nude shade, and there's a ton of gold shimmer and glitter. I've paired this gloss over top of the two other products in this set, and I think that all three products work wonderfully together!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16
All 3 products layered together

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes Swatches

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Tease Me Lip Set is also available in the Passionate Berry Trio, which also looks beautiful. These sets are limited edition, and they're such a great deal - $74 worth of product for only $38! Have you checked out any of MUFE's Fifty Shades of Grey products? 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

I've been trying out another product from the Australlian brand Kosmea for the past month, and today is the day that I tell you all about it! Their Purifying Cream Cleanser* is perfect for all skin types, and I've also been loving it alongside my Clarisonic!

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

"Put back what you take away with this gentle, skin-nourishing cream cleanser.
This gentle cleanser removes make-up, including water-proof eye make-up and daily grime as it nourishes the skin with oils of sesame, avocado and certified organic rose hip oil. The natural astringent, witch hazel extract, purifies and tones the skin helping to rebalance moisture.

Perfect for all skin types, but especially if your skin is dry and sensitive" - Well.ca

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

Kosmea's Purifying Cream Cleanser comes packaged in a tall white and blue plastic tube. The packaging is fairly simple, but it's nice. This cleanser has a slightly "green" scent to it, which might be due to the avocado oil and organic rose hip oil. This formula is so smooth and creamy, and highly moisturizing. I've been using this cleanser morning and night, and it's helping to keep my skin hydrated during the cold Winter months. When used on my Clarisonic, my skin gets a light exfoliation, without drying me out.  

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

If you have dry skin, or if you just prefer a gentle cleanser, then I think that you would absolutely love Kosmea's Purifying Cream Cleanser! Looks like we have another winning product from this Australian skin care brand!

What cleanser are you currently using?

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Happy Monday friends! I'm starting off this week with an amazing beauty product: Lancôme's Liner Plume in Noir* ($37 CAD)! I am a huge fan of liquid liner in general, so I'm always excited to try out new formulas. This liner from Lancôme is jet black, pigmented, and incredibly easy to work with!

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

"Achieve precise lines and super long wear to make eyes bigger and brighter. Perfect for ultra-thin application, this buildable liner lets you create the thin to pronounced eyeliner looks with its uniquely-designed felt tip. It has a comfortable grip that allows for precision application, and the water-based ink with carbon black color achieves dramatic looks." - Sephora

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Lancôme's Liner Plume is only available in one shade - noir (black). Black liner is something that I wear every single day, and this formula is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I love the packaging of Lancôme's Liner Plume, there's an easy to grip handle at the end of the pen. The tip is incredibly thin, allowing you to create a very precise line. I also find it easy to create a winged look, a cat eye, or a simple, thin line. 

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir Swatch

The formula of Lancôme's Liner Plume is very pigmented, and I haven't had any issues with smudging, flaking, or giving me raccoon eyes. Even though this formula stays put all day long, it removes easily at the end of the day with micellar water. This liner glides on smoothly, so you don't need to worry about tugging at the gentle eye area. 

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Overall, I am incredibly impressed with this liner from Lancôme! Yes, this is a very pricey eyeliner, but it is something that you'll use daily. 

Are you willing to invest in products that you'll use daily? What is your favourite luxury liner?

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