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Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick: New Matte Finish

10 Sep

Hi beauties.

Last week, I attended a special Clarins beauty event all about lipstick.

Clarins has added to their Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, so if you’re in love with a specific shade from the Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, you can now wear it three different ways (pictured from left to right).

  • Matte–Joli Rouge Velvet (new)
  • Shine–Joli Rouge Brilliant (sheer)
  • Satin–Joli Rouge (classic)

Here are the differences between each of the finishes.

Joli Rouge Velvet

This lipstick is the newest member of the Joli Rouge family. It creates a sophisticated matte look without drying out the lips. Clarins is always strong on skincare, so it’s not surprising that this matte lip look is different in that it’s hydrating (due to organic apricot oil).

Joli Rouge Brilliant

Joli Rouge Brilliant provides a glossy effect created by fine pearls and a Shine Booster that multiplies the reflection of light on the lips. The formula, which contains mango oil, hydrates lips for 6 hours.

Joli Rouge

With a satin finish, this is the lipstick that started it all! If you haven’t tried this classic lipstick yet, it has a rich and creamy formula with staying power that creates intense color!

The shade in the photo above is the iconic Joli Rouge (red with blue undertones). All three finishes come in 20 modern shades that suit all complexions.

Thanks to Clarins Canada for the invitation and the super cute lip bag and Joli Rouge samples.

Clarins Joli Rouge Event Vancouver

Blushstopshere xo
Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

Phillip Adam ACV Shampoo & Conditioner

14 Aug

Hi beauties!

I’m always on the hunt for natural-based beauty, so I was happy to try out a few hair care products from Phillip Adam.

About Phillip Adam

Before starting his own line of natural products, Phillip Adam worked as a hairdresser for nearly 50 years. A desire to work with clean, high‑performing products led Phillip to create a line of hair care products made of all‑natural based botanical ingredients, including Apple Cider Vinegar.

Phillip Adam Inc. is a family-run company based in Vancouver. Their hair and body products are biodegradable, vegan, paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and gmo free.

Phillip Adam ACV Shampoo

I’ve read about the benefits of using apple cider vinegar from healing a sunburn to clearing up skin, so I was curious as to how it worked in hair care.

This all-natural shampoo, which is Phillip Adam’s No.1 selling product, balances the ph level of your scalp, keeping it healthy. You want to make sure your scalp is clean and balanced, as product buildup makes it difficult for new hair to push through for hair growth.

Along with its refreshing green apple scent (which I’ve found to be addicting), the shampoo has just the right amount of lather to make my hair feel clean and look shiny. Whether you have highlights or color-treated hair or you want your kids to use this shampoo, it’s safe for all hair types and  ages.

If you prefer to wash your hair every day (especially when it’s hot), it’s also safe for daily use!

Phillip Adam ACV Conditioner

This Apple Cider Vinegar conditioner works hand in hand with the shampoo by controlling static electricity, maintaining ph balance, and gently detangling hair. Since it detangles, you can skip a detangling spray.

I found the consistency of the conditioner complemented the shampoo: it’s not overly thick but added enough moisture.

Tips from Phillip Adam

• Apple Cider Vinegar, which is the primary cleansing agent in the shampoo, dissolves oil and rinses out quickly. You don’t have to rinse and rinse to remove the shampoo, so you can save water (and the environment) and time!

• With its gentle. non-irritating formula and quick rinsing ability, you can save even more water/time by using the shampoo as a body wash.

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Where to Buy

Thanks to Phillip Adam for the travel-sized samples (60 ml) of their ACV products (enough for short or long trips)! You can find their clean, beauty products online and at Canadian and U.S health food locations.

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

Farleyco Spring into Summer Beauty Box 📦

23 Jul

Hi beauties!

Last week, I received a summer beauty box with products that are perfect for the warm weather we’re having in Vancouver.

Beauty Box Details

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

Flexitol Heel Magic

If you’re like me, you’ve tried a lot of products to treat dry, cracked heels that don’t do the job.

Flexitol Heel Magic features an easy to use, stick format with a unique blend of moisturizers including Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Olive Oil.

This combination of ingredients goes beyond moisturization by helping the skin’s natural healing process to repair dry, scaly, and cracked heels and feet.

You can find Flexitol Skin Care at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Walmart, and more.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

When the weather is super hot, the last thing I want to do is blow dry my hair.

COLAB award-winning dry shampoos were created by a team of beauty insiders, including blogger Ruth Crilly (A Model Recommends).

I received a sample of COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo +, which adds body and height while refreshing hair. The formula features an extreme 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 more.

So…? Fragrance

Instead of a heavy fragrance, I love using a body mist during the summer.

I received a sample of the So…? Pink Grapefruit Body Mist, which is a combination of citrus and fruity notes of mango and passion. It’s light and fresh, and smells delicious!

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

INKredible Tattoo After Care Cream

If you plan on getting a tattoo in the near future and worry about skincare after the procedure, INKredible After Care Cream offers two benefits:

  • It promotes a speedy healing process.
  • It helps to keep newly tattooed skin soft and smooth.

You can find INKredible Tattoo Care at Shoppers Drug Mart, Guardian IDA, and Pharmasave.

Perspirex Plus

For excessive perspiration, Perspirex Plus Antiperspirant is a unique clinically proven solution that provides lasting protection from sweat and odour. The formula, which is perfume-free and non-staining, also minimizes irritation commonly associated with other aluminum chloride based antiperspirants.

To use Perspirex Plus, you apply it just before going to bed to completely dry, unbroken skin. You can shower as usual the following morning without re-applying.

You then apply Perspirex Plus every 3 to 7 days until you obtain the desired effect. Once the sweat is reduced, the frequency of application can be reduced to 1-2 nights a week, as necessary.

You can find Perspirex at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, London Drugs, and most drugstores.

Thanks to Farleyco for all of these samples to get me through the summer months!