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L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution

5 Aug

Hi beauties!

I can’t believe that August is here already. Around this time, I start to look forward to the fall, because it’s just too darn hot! 🥵

This is also a great time to check out new beauty products that are launched in advance of the fall season. (yay!)

Since my lashes take a beating from applying a ton of mascara and using different eyelash curlers, I’m always open to trying out a lash serum.

When I spotted the new L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution last week, I had to pick it up!

The serum is formulated with a Lash Caring Complex, which conditions and nourishes lashes with glycerin, pro vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, and arginine.

According to L’Oréal, it’s safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. However, I have to admit that I did experience a bit of itchiness when I first started using it. Since I was curious about the product, I didn’t ditch it, which is good because the itch soon disappeared.

You apply the serum with a brush applicator that you twist until the solution is visible on the brush. At first, it was a bit gloppy when I twisted the applicator, but eventually I figured out the number of twists that worked for me to deliver the solution.

You need to apply the serum to your lashes and lash line twice daily. I find that my lashes are a bit crunchy after applying the serum, so I use the serum at a time during the day when I don’t plan on wearing mascara.

The clinicals on this product indicate lash improvement after four weeks. I’ve been using the serum for about two weeks and I’m already seeing results: my lashes look denser and I haven’t seen as much lash loss.

In Canada, the L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution is priced around $25. Compared to other more expensive lash serums, this lash serum is worth checking out.

 

My Clarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist

4 Jun

Hi beauties!

When it comes to the spring/summer months, I like to keep a face/beauty mist handy.

My Clarins RE-FRESH Beauty Mist is a floral beauty water with Fig and Acerola seed extracts (rich in Vitamin C), and Organic Coconut water which helps put nutrients into the skin. It also contains Alpenrose extract to help flush out toxins and pollutants.

The mist is suitable for all skin types, including normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. It comes in a generous-sized bottle with a fine mist that works well at covering the face evenly.

Not only does it hydrate skin, it also acts as a makeup finisher and even adds a bit of a glow. 🌞

The only drawback I’ve found, which I can live with because I like the mist, is the floral/fruity scent which is on the strong side.

Like all of the My Clarins collection, this mist is free of the following chemicals:

  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Alcohol

When the weather gets super hot, I plan to keep this mist in my bag for a refreshing spritz on the go.

 

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. 😍