Clarins Lip Comfort Oil: Blackberry

1 Jun

Hi beauties!

For the last year, I haven’t been wearing too many lip products. With warmer weather and less mask time, lips are back and I’m so ready for it!

Clarins introduced a Lip Comfort Oil collection a few years ago, and they recently sent me a new shade of their lip comfort oil to sample.

The Blackberry (08) shade has a berry scent and a transparent tint of plum. When I first saw the shade, I thought it was going to be super dark but it’s actually a pretty berry shade (it looks like you just ate a grape popsicle).

The lip comfort oil is a fusion of shine and treatment. Not only does it give lips a plumped up mirrored shine, it also provides a nourishing cocktail of plant oils like hazelnut and jojoba.

The curved sponge applicator is designed to glide and follow the contours of the lips so it delivers the right amount of oil to smooth and shine. You can wear the lip oil alone for naturally soft lips, or top it over lipstick for a glossy effect.

Up until June 4th, Clarins is partnering with Shoppers Drug Mart beauty on a campaign called Share the Love to benefit Look Good Feel Better Canada. For every Clarins Lip Comfort Oil sold in one of 850 Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada or online, $5 will be donated to help women feel better again.

See you again soon!

Ultimate Heat Digital Slim Straightener

21 May

Hi everyone!

How is spring going so far where you live? Here in Vancouver, we’ve had a bit of rain and some warm weather to tease us for the long, hot summer coming up.

I recently entered a giveaway on Instagram, and won a flat iron from Ultimate Heat! This company provides hair tools developed by a stylist, who wanted to ensure his clients could easily achieve salon styled hair at home.

The flat iron that I’ve been using to straighten my wavy hair has seen better days, so it was great timing to win the Ultimate Heat Pro Digital Slim flat iron.

So far, I’m very impressed with this lightweight iron with infrared heat and digital temperature control. First, I saw shine in my highlighted hair which has been absent for a long time. Next, it was very easy to maneuver the ceramic plates so I could create a smooth, frizz free look.

The digital temperature control unique to this flat iron is designed to eliminate heat fluctuations that compromise the health of hair. It includes three temperature settings that quickly heat up based on the texture of your hair:

  • Fine or thin
  • Wavy or curly (this is the setting I used)
  • Coarse or thick

The floating ceramic plates also allow for styling versatility. I typically wear my hair straight, but if I want to be creative I can create soft curls, flip my ends out, or flip my ends in.

Some other features of this appliance that make it a winner are a 60 minute auto shut off, a professional 9′ 360° swivel cord, and 110-240V dual voltage.

It comes in three colors: graphite (black), slate (grey), and cielo (aqua).

Thanks to Ultimate Heat for sending me the Digital Slim Pro flat iron. If you’re interested in a new flat iron or other hair tools, check out Ultimate Heat on Instagram for regular specials.

See you in the summer!

Youth To The People: Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask

22 Apr

Hi everyone!

How is spring going for you so far? Here in Vancouver, we’ve been so lucky to have a mini heatwave. Bring it on!

A few months ago, I received a sample of 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum from the vegan brand, Youth to the People.

This week, the folks at Youth to the People were so kind to send me a sample of their latest launch: Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask! This launch is perfect timing since we all could use some spring cleaning for our skin. Right?

This mask is all about back to the basics clean beauty. In just 10 minutes, this triple-clay mask deeply cleans and actively clears pores. The purifying treatment also absorbs excess oil that can cause breakouts.

For beauty nerds, here are the key ingredients in this super-charged clay mask:

  • ⁠Volcanic + French Green Clays: Natural detoxifiers with pollution-binding properties help draw out impurities deep within the skin’s surface layers that can clog pores and lead to blemishes. ⁠
  • ⁠White Clay: Mineral-rich multitasker helps gently exfoliate, smooth, and absorb excess oil without drying.
  • 2% Niacinamide: This ingredient improves skin clarity and visibly tightens pores. ⁠
  • BHA + Red Willow Bark: Oil-soluble exfoliators work deep within pores to unclog, clear, and soothe.⁠
  • ⁠Kombucha Black Tea: Friendly prebiotics help support and balance skin’s natural microbiome.⁠

This power mask, which is a pretty teal color, is easy to wash off and left my skin feeling clean and looking healthy. I plan to use the mask once a week (Youth to the People recommends using it up to 3 times a week) and look forward to seeing additional results like visibly reduced pores and more even skin tone. P.S. A little goes a long way!

You can find the Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask at youthtothepeople.com and Sephora.