Since I was a teenager, I've had extremely damaged hair from constant colour treatments, heat styling, and basically living in a pool for two years. There have been very little products I've tried thus far that have helped my hair - that is until eSalon kindly sent over their Universal Leave-In and Weekly Treatment.
Wet n Wild is known for their affordable makeup available at your local drugstore, and now they've come out with skincare products at the same affordable price. Best of all, these products are rose-scented, which is always an added bonus for me!
Trying to find the perfect night cream that hydrates, plumps, brightens AND smooths the skin? Look no further because Caudalie's Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream really does it all! Think I'm exaggerating? Stick to the end of this post for a chance to win deluxe sizes of the entire Vinoperfect line to try for yourselves.
It's that time of year again where we try really hard to justify our Sephora purchases because of the twice-a-year discount Sephora offers their Beauty Insider members. This time around, VIB Rouge gets 20% off their entire purchase and is given an early start to the sale from April 26-May 6. VIB members get 15% off, while Beauty Insiders get 10% off, both from May 2-May 6.
Below is a list of my top 10 recommendations for the upcoming sale that I think are worth picking up with your discount.
Oral hygiene has always been a priority of mine, especially coming from a science background and learning how poor oral hygiene can affect your overall health. I've been using an electric toothbrush day and night since I was little, but my first time using one that has multiple functions is with the cariPRO electric toothbrush from Smile Brilliant.
Winter in Canada definitely has its downs, and this includes very dry and flaky skin. Even with combination skin, my complexion still manages to be dry (weird, right?)
Besides drinking lots of water and eating lots of veggies and fruits, finding a good skincare routine and sticking with it is crucial for healthy skin in the winter. After testing many products for quite a few winters, I finally feel like I've nailed my winter skincare regime!
One of the more controversial eyeshadow palettes being talked about in the makeup community recently is the Makeup Revolution x The Emily Edit The Wants Eyeshadow Palette. By now, I've heard both sides of the review: amazing palette with beautifully made shadows vs. terrible blendability and lack of pigment. With so much debate on this palette, I was dying to get my hands on it, and thanks to Orabel and their insanely fast shipping, I was able to put this palette to the test for the past few weeks!
An on-the-go, busy, and stressful life typically comes with dark circles, eye bags, breakouts, and discolouration. That's why I cannot and will not live without concealer in my makeup routine. With so many concealers on the beauty market, it's tough to decide which one you should be using for your specific needs. Do you want a concealer to use everyday with minimal makeup? Do you need a full-coverage concealer to hide blemishes and hyperpigmentation? What if you have dry skin and are afraid that concealer will cake up on those dry patches? The questions and concerns are endless when it comes to choosing the right concealer for you.
I've rounded up my top five favourite concealers of all-time and in this post, will explain to you why I love each one so much and what each of the five concealers does the best.
It's extremely important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, but not all sunscreen is right for the face. Many sunscreens on the market actually clog your pores and make your skin very oily and greasy. I've never been a fan of applying sunscreen onto my face which is why I am so thankful to have Coola's SPF 30 Mineral Face Matte Cucumber in my life!
This year's Sephora VIB sale is now in full bloom! Sephora VIB Rouge members get 20% off with the code 'YESROUGE', VIBs get 15% with the code 'YESVIB', and BIs get 10% off with the code 'YESINSIDER'. I've compiled my nine must-have beauty products that are so worth the price after the discount, so be sure to keep reading!
A good skincare regime is a must for me, and one key feature I look for when adding any skincare product to my routine is its brightening effect. So far in my skincare journey, I haven't encountered many products that successfully helped brighten my skin. That is not until I tried the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence and the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.
As a gal with oily skin, I typically use a matte foundation. However, on days when I want to look glowy without having the oils peak through my base, I like to use a dewy foundation with my mattifying setting powder so that the luminosity can peak through the layer of powder. I've been on the hunt for a good luminous foundation for years now, and finally, I have found my perfect match with the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation!
Who doesn't love an affordable eyeshadow palette with a huge range of shades and finishes? Which palette am I talking about now? The Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 eyeshadow palette, of course! This palette is also currently available for all my Canadian babes on the Orabel website*.
I've been really putting this palette to the test for the past couple of weeks, so be sure to keep reading for my very in-depth thoughts!
Ya'll know how much I love to glow in the summer, so here's another post dedicated to glowing skin! Ever since I discovered highlighters in the makeup world, I've been on the hunt for that one highlighter that'll make my skin look wet. I have never found one that makes my skin glow like I've been swimming in the ocean. This is until I tried the new Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duos!
Don't we all just love a hydrated and wet-looking glossy lip for the summer? I'm all about rocking lip glosses during the hot weather and this summer is no different. Glosses just feel so refreshing and light on the lips compared to a lipstick or liquid lip, which make them so perfect for those hot summer days. I'll be talking about my top five glosses that I've been loving for the past few months and why they're so addicting!
Fun in the sun is the epitome of summer, and I'm currently spending as much time as possible in the sun. Tanned skin and a glowy complexion are my two must-haves for this summer, and thanks to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in the shade Blossom, I can look dewy all day and night!
Just how intense are these liquid highlighters? Keep reading to find out!
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in the shade Sugar Sugar is probably one of the most talked about glosses on the beauty market. I first discovered this shade because of Jaclyn Hill, who has continuously raved about Sugar Sugar for years. After I picked it up from Sephora, I too could not and would not use any other nude gloss for almost half a year because it's just that amazing!
Now, Marc Jacobs has released a new product called the Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick and this line of lipgloss also has the shade Sugar Sugar! I was immediately intrigued to see how the two would compare to each other in terms of longevity, shade, and formula, so of course, I grabbed it in-stores before it could sell out. If you're as curious as I was about how these two compare, just keep reading to find out!
Even though the heat may be unbearable and causing your skin to be sweaty and oily this season, it's still imperative to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. I have combination-oily skin and in the summer, it gets extremely oily. Did you know that oily skin actually means that the skin is dehydrated? The oils are then produced excessively to compensate for the lack of moisture.
Finding the right skincare products for this time of the year has been a roller coaster ride. I've tried so many different products, including Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum and the Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel. Want to know my thoughts on these two and how they worked for my skin? Then just keep reading!
Now that summer is in full swing, it's important to always protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays. This reminder extends to protecting your lips as well, which is where Kaplan MD comes in. Their lip kits include a lipstick and a lip gloss, and both are made with great ingredients and contain SPF 30, making this the perfect duo to carry around with you this summer!
Thrive Causemetics, founded by the beautiful Karissa Bodnar, brings a whole new purpose to beauty: for every one product purchased, one is donated to a woman to help her thrive. Such a beautiful mission and company came about after Karissa's friend passed away from cancer. Products and services from Thrive are delivered to women undergoing cancer treatment at hospitals and events around the world. This incredibly meaningful mission is coupled with the highest quality makeup products created with clean ingredients that are both vegan and cruelty-free.
We'll be focusing on their powdered cheek products today, but if you're interested in their other products, stay tune because there'll be more posts on other Thrive Causemetics products coming your way very soon!
Charlotte Tilbury has always been a brand that I've admired for its luxury and high quality. Their lipsticks are the first products I've ever tried, and I was immediately blown away by them.
The At Your Lip Service Royal Trio contains three full-sized lipsticks with two different formulas. The two formulas are very different from one another, but both are amazing in its own way. Be sure to keep on reading to find out why Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick formulas impress me so much!
I've been on the lookout for organic and natural skincare over the past year, and when I came across LXMI, I immediately knew I had to give them a try. Their products are made with natural and pure ingredients that have many benefits to the skin. LXMI is also cruelty-free - they test their own products before putting them through clinical testing, and zero animals are involved in the entire trial process.
ittse Cosmetics has been one of the most talked-about brands on Instagram this year, and I completely understand why. They have such a large range of shades and products that are created with the utmost quality and beauty. They have so many eyeshadow quads available to choose from, and Nob Hill is definitely one of my favourite combination of shades for the upcoming summer weather!
Who else has been obsessed with perfect Instagram brows? I'm the type of girl that has to fill in her brows before going out cause I just think it helps me look so much more awake and put together. These Pop Beauty brow products have helped me achieve the most beautiful brows everyday, whether I have 10 minutes or 1 hour to do my makeup!
Sheet masks are a must in my skincare routine - I typically use them twice a week, sometimes even more when I feel like pampering myself. I throw on a sheet mask after applying serum and before I put on moisturizer, and the next morning, I'm left with the smoothest skin!
Like any other skincare products, I'm super picky with my sheet masks - I don't like ones that dry out too fast, but I also don't like it when they're sopping wet with serum. The material of the mask must also not be too thin, or else it makes the application process very difficult, in my opinion. Enter Puriface, a k-beauty brand I discovered a few months back that make some of the best sheet masks I've ever used!
I'll be talking about the two types of sheet masks they sell and why each works so well with my skin. Be sure to keep reading to the end of the post for an amazing giveaway hosted by me and Puriface!
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