Sunday, March 18, 2018

RiRe Lip Powder Review + Swatch in Sugar Plum

I received this a while back in one of my subscription boxes. I had never heard of RiRe up until this point. 

I'm no longer subscribed to a skincare box, I have far too many products and need to use up at least... half of my stock before I can even think about re-subscribing to another. I still have so many products to use up! It's just never ending. But the boxes were one of the main ways I got to try new products. 

RiRe boasts their Lip Manicure and Lip Powder are their best sellers. I've had this since last summer and I've been using it on and off. 

It's a pretty new brand having been established in 2013. They offer a variety of makeup and skincare which are all made in Korea. Price wise all of their items are pretty affordable as well. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kat Von D - Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Misfit - Review + Swatches

I've gotta say, my interest for lipsticks has been reignited. This time it's not just for nude shades! I'm venturing out and dabbling in reds.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have noticed I've been wearing a lot more reds. The lipstick I'll be reviewing today isn't the usual type of red I wear, but it has piqued my interest in Kat Von D.

Kat Von D's newly reformulated Studded Kiss lipsticks were released last month.

The lipstick line offers a ton of different shades to play with. Anything from wearable nudes to fun bright colours like green and light purple!

I've always heard great things about Kat Von D. I hear their eye liner is one of the best out there. So when I received this new Studded Kiss Creme lipstick, I was really excited to try it out.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2017 Makeup + Skincare Favourites!

How was 2017 for everyone? I can't believe the year has come to an end already. Time really flies! 2018 has been incredibly cold. Apparently it's been the coldest Canada has been in 100 years? Can I work from home please??

2017 was one of the best years I've had. The first half of 2017 wasn't too memorable, but the latter half was amazing!
I went and visited Japan for the very first time. I already want to go back!
I also got a job promotion at work. So all in all, 2017 was pretty good.

I have a lot more makeup related items this year as I started to wear more. Even though I still enjoy trying skincare items, I've started to shift my interest towards makeup. I still don't wear too much, but I've found some items I'm really enjoying. 

Similar to last year, I've split up my favourites between skincare and makeup related items. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Miracle 10 - Botanical Oil & Fruit Enzyme Scrub Reviews

Can you believe there's less than a month until Christmas? Where in the world did the year go??

It's been getting a lot colder out I've had to bust out my two humidifiers already. With colder weather comes dry skin.

Similar to last weeks post, I'll be reviewing another facial oil alongside a facial scrub by Miracle 10.

Miracle 10 (also Canadian!) is a cosmeceutical skincare line that was developed by The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic. They're located right in Toronto too!

Taken from their website:
Miracle 10 formulations were developed to stimulate and "exercise" the skin with a combination of the highest quality active ingredients available. [...] formulations are proprietary, fragrance-free, paraben-free, not tested on animals, and made in Canada. Proven to reduce and slow the signs of aging, minimize pore size, heal the look of acne, and greatly improve skin elasticity, texture, and tone.
While both products are good, one definitely stood out to me more.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MAMO Botanics - Oro De Cacay Facial Oil Review

As much as I enjoy the Holiday season (mainly the atmosphere not so much for the stress of buying gifts) the cold weather almost makes my skin react badly. Every year my eczema flairs up which is always less than ideal.

Facial oils are always my go to once the weather gets colder. Even though my t-zone area is still oily, my cheeks become really dry. Doesn't matter how much or how thick the moisturizer I apply, my face still becomes dry and pulled.

MAMO Botanics reached out to me back in October and offered to send me their facial oil called, 'Oro de Cacay' to try. The oil is made from cacay nuts which are grown and native to the Colombian Amazon rainforest. What I especially like about MAMO is that they work together with the farmers in Colombia.

Taken from their website:
MAMO works with indigenous farmers that wild harvest tree-based ingredients to conserve Amazon forests and indigenous traditions. 15% of MAMO's profits are invested in biodiversity conservation [...] Environmentally sustainable sourcing that promotes reforestation. Generations incomes for small and indigenous Colombina farmers
I love Josie Maran's Argan Oil as much as the next person. But if you're looking for a good facial oil for the winter that also gives back to the community they source their ingredients from, MAMO Botanics is worth checking out.