The Ordinary: High‑Spreadability Fluid Primer

6 May

Hi beauties,

Since I prefer to apply primer before foundation, I’m always open to trying one out.

While visiting the Deceim boutique in Vancouver recently, I picked up The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer.

This is the first product by The Ordinary brand which I’ve purchased, and I have to say I’m impressed.

The primer, which is water-free, comes in a lightweight serum-like formula. It enhances the spreadability of any makeup you put on and avoids uneven accumulation of pigments that may occur around the eyes and on dry skin.

It does a nice job of blurring out pores, but doesn’t feel too slippery. Overall, it did allow my foundation to stay on throughout the day. I also noticed that there was no chalky buildup, which sometimes happens with powder foundation.

The only feature of this primer I’m not sold on is the packaging, specifically, the dropper applicator. Sometimes, applying the primer gets a little messy and it ends up where it shouldn’t.

This feature won’t stop me from repurchasing, though, or trying other products from this brand since they’re so reasonably priced.

Stay tuned for more The Ordinary product reviews. 😍

Farleyco Spring 2019 Beauty Box 📦

4 Apr

Farleyco Spring 2019 Beauty Box

Hi beauties!

This week, I received a Spring Beauty Box with products that are a perfect lead in to the spring and summer months.

Beauty Box Details

Here’s an overview of the products in the Spring 2019 Beauty Box courtesy of Farleyco, who represents brand names found at major chains and independent drug stores across Canada.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

When the weather gets warmer, I don’t wash my hair as often so a dry shampoo is a must.

One of the best dry shampoos I’ve used is award-winning COLAB Dry Shampoo.

I received a sample of COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo + which adds body and height while refreshing hair. The formula features a plumping powder that absorbs oil without creating white residue.

You can find COLAB Dry Shampoos at London Drugs, Brunet, Rexall Pharma Plus, Guardian IDA, and farleyco.ca.

Flexitol Anti-Age Hand Balm

After a dry winter, my hands will definitely be part of my spring skincare refresh.

Flexitol Anti-Age Hand Balm is formulated with a unique plant-based ingredient designed to improve skin elasticity and reduce the look of dark age spots. It also moisturizes, hydrates, and protects skin.

You can find Flexitol Skin Care at select Apple Drug Mart, Guardian IDA, PharmaChoice, Proxim, and Value Drug Mart stores.

No Gray Quick Fix

If you want to extend your highlights, No Gray Root Quick Fix comes in an easy-to-use tube with a 3-comb applicator. It lasts until your next shampoo and comes in these shades:

  • Black/Brown
  • Medium Brown
  • Light Brown
So…? Summer Escapes

Instead of applying heavy fragrance during the warmer months, I love a spritz of a body mist.

I received the following light and refreshing mists that smell like a hint of summer:

  • So… Summer Escapes Cali Cool Body Mist (notes of orange and nectarine, progressing into summer fruits of pineapple, mango, and papaya, then topped off with notes of vanilla).
  • So… Summer Escapes Maui Waves Body Mist (fruity notes of lemon, progressing into notes of jasmine and amber).
  • So..? Miami Vibes Body Mist (notes of sweet pear and green melon open up the fragrance, before settling into a floral bouquet of apple blossom).

You can find So…? Body Mists at Pharmasave, Familiprix, Guardian IDA, Pharmachoice, and farleyco.ca.

7th Heaven Masques

7th Heaven is always coming up with unique masque options. Here are a few of their masques that I’m sampling:

  • Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask (yes, this sheet mask bubbles when exposed to air)
  • Charcoal Tonic Mask (with Activated Charcoal to draw out dirt)
  • Passion Peel-Off (with passion flowers)
  • Unclog Pores Mask (a fast-acting hardening mask that doesn’t overdry skin)

You can find 7th Heaven products at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet, and farleyco.ca.

Thanks to Farleyco for all of these samples to kickstart the spring!

Nudies Tinted Blur Stick from NUDESTIX

5 Mar

Besides mascara and lip gloss, one makeup product that I seem to collect is blurring makeup.

The Nudies Tinted Blur Stick from NUDESTIX caught my eye at Sephora, so I had to give it a try.

This little stick is a powerhouse. It contains soft-focus mineral technology that smooths and blurs the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, lines, and pores. It has a beautiful cream-to-powder finish suitable for all skin types.

The formula includes shade-adjusting pigments that blend with your skin tone and create a soft-matte glow, rather than a flat finish. It comes in ten shades from ivory with cool pink undertone to rich tan with neutral undertone.

The stick is also quite the multiasker since it’s so blendable. You can apply it as an all-over foundation, blurring primer, highlight, or contour (it would be nice if it were bigger!). It’s also great for when you’re on the go.

Tip: If you have oily skin, apply a mattifying powder to control excess shine.

Finally, the Nudies Tinted Blur Stick is 100 percent vegan, oil-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.