Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nudestix - 3 Piece Mini Set: Swatches

Hey everyone!

I'm sure a lot of people were aware of the annual VIB Sephora Sale. I made a small order which I ended up posting on my instagram.

I was going to write a haul post of the items I ordered from Sephora, but since my order was small, I figured I'd skip that and do a swatch of the Nudestix set instead.

The Nudestix set comes with 3 lip pencils that can be used for the lips and cheek.

Taken from Sephora:
A limited-edition lip and cheek set with three coveted lip pencils: the Lip + Cheek Pencil, Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil, and Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm in three neutral shades. These three double-duty lip pencils provide three different lip textures and lip looks that you can take anywhere.
I have to say, I've fell IN LOVE with the formulas after first application. I love them so much, I'm tempted to buy a 2nd set as backup.

Friday, April 1, 2016

PinkSeoul - March K-Beauty Subscription Box Unboxing!

Hey everyone!

As you know, I'm slightly K-Beauty obsessed. I say slightly, because it doesn't make me feel as bad when I spend money on skincare items. I'm only SLIGHTLY obsessed OK?!

Even though I've been using Korean skincare items for over 2 years, I'm no closer to finding my holy grail products and I still feel like I'm a K-Beauty noob.

I love purchasing specialty/subscription boxes, even value sets because it gives me a chance to try out products I never would have purchased myself. I was quite saddened when Memebox stopped shipping internationally, as it no longer gave me the opportunity to try new products, or feed my K-Beauty addiction.

But I am happy to report, I have found another subscription box! I present you, newly launched, PinkSeoul!

I was on the fence whether to try them, and PinkSeoul was kind enough to send me a coupon for my first order! Let me tell you, I already can't wait for their second box!

Monday, March 14, 2016

NEW! Biore Baking Soda Scrub and Pore Cleanser Reviews

Hey everyone!

I'm back again with another Influenster review! This time around I was sent the Baking Soda VoxBox!

Biore has released a new line of pore cleaning products with baking soda!

Yes, that's right, baking soda does more than just remove odor and help baked goods rise; it is also a great exfoliator.

I actually use baking soda as a substitute teeth whitener. Once every two weeks, I dab my brush with toothpaste into baking soda. My teeth feel super duper clean and my teeth are whitened in the process. Win, win. But it really does erode your teeth enamel so do not use it more than once a week. My younger self and my dentist will attest to that.

Biore released two cleansing products:

1) Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
2) Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub

If you're not familiar with Biore, the brand focuses on skincare products that help fight acne, blackheads and clogged pores. I'm sure everyone is most familiar with their pore strips! All those blackheads you pull off your nose. So gross, yet so addictive and fascinating!

Let's take a closer look and see how these two products faired:

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Winter Essentials - Tips on Preventing Dry Skin

It's that time of the year again; frigid temperatures, back-breaking snow shoveling, salt-encrusted shoes and epic journeys across mountains snow banks. You guessed it! Winter. And not only do we have to endure all of this, we have to do it with dry, cracked and itchy skin. If you're like me at all, this can be especially frustrating. While my face is incredibly oily, my body on the other hand, especially during the winter is as dry as ever. It's so dry that my skin becomes flakey! My dry skin is at its worst on my hips because my underwear and jeans are constantly rubbing up against me. My boyfriend calls me a monkey because I'm constantly scratching! For years I have been battling dry skin to no avail.

Well fear not! For I have found the answer!

I have finally found the perfect combination of products that have helped make my skin baby smooth.
It is safe to say, that I have kicked dry skin in the butt!
Here are the products that have been working for me.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Laneige Water Bank Serum Review - New Winter Must Have!

*pokes head out from rock* Well hey there....

I know I have been MIA from this blog for many months. I am afraid I lost a bit of motivation and creative juices to continue posting reviews. Not to say that I have stopped with my skincare or makeup purchases, I have continued to explore and try new products. 
But good news, I graduated University in April and moved out to start working in May right after. I have been settling into my job quite well and I have begun writing up posts once again. I am hoping to release new content for this blog. 

For my new post, I am so happy and lucky to have been chosen by Influenster* to review the Laneige Water Bank Serum! 

The serum is not new, but it is newly launched as Sephora! So for all you Laneige enthusiasts in Canada, no need to order online from overseas sellers anymore. Laneige skincare (along with their famed BB cushion) are now available in Sephora stores! Unfortunately, their makeup range has yet to be released. So for the time being, I can only lust after their lipsticks from afar. 
 I have been eyeing this product for years and have been lusting to try it, but since my attention span is rather fleeting, I always get caught up in another product. 
But let us take a further look into this serum...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Jan - March Empties 2015 + short reviews: The Body Shop, Hair Mask, Perfume, etc.

Hey there everyone!

I've been a little busy these past couple months, so I apologize for the lack of posts. 

Today I'm back with another empties post! 
This winter has been the coldest to be recorded in the past... 10 years? And I believe it. I've been wearing leggings/stockings under my jeans and some days I feel like doubling up the leggings. IT'S FAR TOO COLD OUTSIDE. 

Anyway, because it's been so cold out, I've been looking for more hydrating products. First winter where I've had dry patches of skin all over my face. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

KOSE- Softymo Speedy Cleansing Foam

Hello everyone! 

How are your New Years Resolutions coming along? I didn't really make any, since I knew I would break them almost immediately. I did tell myself I would try waking up and going to sleep earlier. I have failed. But I am keeping up with writing down everything I need to do for the day or the next day. It helps me stay organized. 

Anyway, I'm reviewing a cleanser today. I haven't found one that I've liked enough to stick with. But so far with this one, I like it enough that I may repurchase after it's finished. 
I usually use a gentle cleanser for the morning and a gentle exfoliating facial cleanser for the evening. 

I really enjoy using Japanese skincare products. Kose is quite popular in Japan and Softymo is quite affordable. 
Back in High School I used their oil based cleanser, which I didn't like at the time, but I am looking to repurchase in the future. 

Let's take a closer look!