Ultimate Night Treatment: Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

30 Jun

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

One of the most effective ways to improve the texture of your skin is by treating it with glycolic acid.

This anti-aging ingredient refreshes the skin by exfoliating the surface layer and promoting healthy cell growth. If you suffer from acne, glycolic acid also fights oily skin and helps to clear up blocked pores.

Instead of spending a lot of money for a glycolic face peel at a spa, you can treat your skin the no brainer way with glycolic acid pads.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme are a more potent version of their bestselling glycolic fix pads. The pads contain glycolic acid at 5% and salicylic acid to help refine pores, brighten the complexion, and decongest the skin.

I had a chance to sample these pads, which can easily be incorporated into any weekly skincare routine. All you do is wipe one pad across your face, neck, and dΓ©colletΓ© after cleansing at night to remove clogged pores and bring your skin back to life.

When using the pads, you may experience a mild tingle (which quickly goes away), but you’ll also notice a healthy glow. Tip: If your skin isn’t on the sensitive side, you can bump up the number of times you use the pads per week to see quicker results.

Here’s more information on what you can expect from the Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme, which are a favorite of model and actress Emily Ratajkowski:

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Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo

11 Jan

Hi beauties!

I admit it. Some days I can’t face the shampoo, rinse, repeat and blow dry routine.

Since the purpose of dry shampoo is to cleanse your hair without the wash, I really don’t like when my hair ends up having a chalky or gritty texture after using it.

Marc Anthony has developed an invisible, extra absorbent formula for their Clear Dry Shampoo with Nanotechnology and Zeolite, a micro-porous mineral.

The residue-free formula is designed to remove excess oil and eliminate odor, but not flatten hair.

This dry shampoo works for all hair types, styles, and colors (if you color your hair, your color is protected). You also don’t have to drop $20 bucks or more, and then hope that it does the job.

The Marc Anthony Clear Dry Shampoo gives me some extra time in the morning (which is priceless) and extra lift until I’m ready to face the shower nozzle again.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette (Rustic Antique)

2 Jan

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette

Hi beauties!

How is the New Year going for you so far? I hope you’re keeping warm!

We had an Arctic cold front come through Vancouver last week, but it’s warmed up (phew!). Since I’m originally from Winnipeg, I know we’re pretty lucky out here on the West coast, so I’ll stop now.

I always like to keep my eye on what’s new in makeup (although I usually don’t go hard-core). For the last few months, I’ve noticed that burgundy or maroon shades are trending.

One of the best palettes for trying out this range of shades is the NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique.

This palette comes with 10 shades in matte and shimmer finishes. The colors are highly pigmented, super soft, and blend well.

Here’s a rundown of the shades (starting in the upper left corner):

  1. This is a matte ivory-white shade.
  2. This is a matte maroon shade.
  3. This is a matte nude shade.
  4. This is a shimmery gold shade.
  5. This ia a shimmery peachy beige shade.
  6. This is a matte dark peach shade with a hint of gold.
  7. This is a matte orange shade.
  8. This is a shimmery copper shade on the red side.
  9. This is a shimmery dark plum shade.
  10. This is a semi-matte cranberry shade.

The only drawback for this palette is that it doesn’t come with a mirror. However, the quality and quantity of the shades makes it worth picking up if you want to explore burgundy shades!

Happy 2018 everyone. πŸŽ‰πŸΈπŸ’‹

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Luxury Skincare: Elizabeth Grant Caviar Cellular Recharge Super Serum with Gold

18 Dec

Caviar Cellular Recharge Super Serum with Gold

Hi beauties!

Serums continue to take centre stage in skincare, since they contain the highest concentration of active ingredients you can pick up without a prescription.

Before I get into details about the Caviar Cellular Recharge Super Serum with Gold that I’ve been testing for the past week, I want to share some background on the founder of the brand.

Elizabeth Grant’s Story

Badly disfigured after an accident during World War II, Elizabeth Grant avoided showing her face until she discovered a marine plant found in nutrient-rich ocean waters used to treat war wounds.

Elizabeth was so impressed with this discovery that she had it specially formulated with other ingredients and began applying it herself. Over time, her skin was completely transformed.

In 1958, Elizabeth Grant launched her skincare line which features a nourishing blend called Torricelumn. Along with other skincare actives, each product is designed to address a wide range of concerns, while reducing the visual signs of aging.

Caviar Cellular Recharge

Not only does the Caviar Cellular Recharge Super Serum contain Elizabeth Grant’s signature Torricelumn to boost hydration, caviar extract is also a key ingredient in the formula. This extract is popping up everywhere, especially in luxury skincare products due its moisturizing and nourishing properties.

To add even more potency, gold helps to strengthen the skin making it appear firmer and a unique plankton extract adds moisture to the skin and tightens. Combined, the actives in this serum help strengthen the important barrier functions of the skin and improve its moisture content.

If you want to talk about results, this super serum has been clinically tested to boost hydration levels, plumping the appearance of the skin to make it look firmer and decreasing wrinkle depth.

First Impressions

The first time I tried this serum, I noticed it had a creamy texture (not sticky) that dried quickly and left my skin hydrated. I applied just a small amount morning and night, which spread easily, to my face and neck area before using a moisturizer.

The bottle for this super serum is fairly large for a luxury product, and comes with an applicator that lets you apply the serum directly to your face. This means you won’t miss a drop of the serum, which suits all skin types and helps to address the five signs of aging: lines and wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin tone, dullness, and saggy skin (yes!).

So far, my skin is loving this serum and looking healthier with a rosy glow. Overall, I’m looking forward to seeing the long-term effects and finding out about other products in this line, including the Caviar Cellular Recharge Super Day Cream with Gold.

Elizabeth Grant International products are available at elizabethgrant.com, and at TSC and Evine.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.