Vegan-Friendly: My Clarins Skincare

1 Feb

Hi beauties!

If you’ve been looking for a plant-based skincare Line, Clarins has just launched a new collection called My Clarins.

I recently attended a reveal party for this vegan-friendly line, which consists of products that hydrate, balance, and enhance all skin types.

The collection includes Re-boost creams, a Re-charge night mask, a Re-fresh hydrating beauty mist, a Re-move micellar cleansing milk, a Re-move purifying cleansing gel, a Pore-less pore and mattifying scrub, and a Clear-out product that targets imperfections.

My Clarins has been designed with with millennials in mind: those in the age range of 18-29. Although I don’t fall into this demographic, I still can appreciate ethical products that are free from phthalates, parabens, and sulfates.

The majority of the products feature formulas that contain 88% natural ingredients. Key plant ingredients include coconut water and Alpenrose extract, which claims to reduce the impact of pollution on the skin.

Other ingredients are Meadowseed extract which reduces imperfections, moringa extract known for its detoxifying properties, and Strawberry tree extract which reduces pores and shine.

The pink and green packaging has been designed to put recyclability and recycled packaging first, and uses cardboard from sustainably managed forests. ♻️

My Clarins is available on Clarins and Sephora e-shops, and at Clarins retailers.

Thanks to Clarins for a great evening and gift box!

Active Natural Skincare: Lavido

7 Jan

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Hi beauties!

Since I’ve been hearing a lot about Lavido, a natural face and body care company, I decided to check out two of the brand’s most popular products.

Starting out as a homegrown business, Lavido creates products combining raw, plant-based ingredients and purified mineral-rich waters.

Key ingredients in Lavido products include certified organic essential oils and active natural ingredients.

Replenishing Facial Serum

The Replenishing Facial Serum has a light texture that’s formulated with organic pomegranate seed oil, lemon myrtle, and cold-pressed mandarin oil (the citrus scent 🍋 smells great!).

The serum is designed to aid moisture restoration and retention. Used regularly, it’s clinically proven to show improvement in skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity.

For a healthy glow, I apply the serum as a primer before foundation. You can also combine it with a moisturizer before applying foundation.

Usage: Apply two drops to damp, clean skin in the morning or evening.

Alert Eye Cream

Lavido’s Alert Eye Cream has received a lot of good feedback, including recognition from Elle Magazine as one of the best beauty products for 2016.

My eyes tend to be puffy in the morning, so I was interested in trying a delicate, water-based eye cream.

This vegan-friendly and gluten-free eye cream is made with plant-based hyaluronic acid, cold-pressed avocado and pomegranate seed oils, and citrus extracts that help revive and soothe tired eyes.

So far, I love the light texture and the refreshing feeling around my eyes after I apply this cream! For an extra cooling effect, I leave the cream in the fridge to help quickly deflate eye bags.

Long-term results, based on clinical studies, include an increase in skin firmness and elasticity and smoothness.

Usage: Apply to fingertips and gently pat into the skin around the eye, including the eyelid. Allow to absorb before applying makeup.

Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉🎉🎉

Beauty Gift Ideas: Farleyco Holiday Beauty Box

17 Dec

Hi beauties!

Last week, I received a Holiday Beauty Box from Farleyco with gift options 🎁 that are perfect for any beauty lover.

Beauty Box Details

Here’s an overview of the products in the 2018 Holiday Beauty box courtesy of Farleyco, who represents brand names found at major chains and independent drug stores across Canada.

EcoTools Start The Day Beautiful Kit

If you prefer products made of earth-friendly materials, EcoTools creates beauty products that minimize the negative impact on the environment.

The Start the Day Beautifully brush kit contains five essential brushes, three beauty look cards, and a storage tray. The brushes, which have bamboo handles, include:

  • Angled Foundation Brush
  • Blurring Brush
  • Defined Crease Brush
  • Angled Liner
  • Full Blush Brush

Tip: If you use the brushes daily, EcoTools recommends washing them weekly using their brush shampoo and warm water.

EcoTools products are available at Rexall Pharma Plus, London Drugs, Sobeys, Pharmasave, Burnet, Familiprix, Uniprix, Proxim, and Lawtons Drugs.

Flexitol Naturals Eczema Cream

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterized by dry skin, with patches that are red and intensely itchy. If you know someone with eczema, you know how uncomfortable this condition can be when it comes to frequent itching.

Flexitol Naturals Eczema Cream is fortified with traditional herbal extracts and essential oils: aloe vera, liquorice, evening primrose oil, lavender oil, chamomile oil, and Vitamin E. This combination of ingredients relieves skin irritation, itching, flaking, and dryness.

This natural treatment option is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Jean Coutu, Brunet, Familprix, IDA Guardian, and Well.ca.

MesmorEyes Full Lashes

The MesmorEyes Full Lashes kit contains hand-knotted lashes with a comfort band technology, which makes these comfortable to wear. This lash style works for most eye shapes, including round eyes, hooded eyes, almond eyes, and monolid eyes.

MesmorEyes lash products are available at Amazon.caPrime, and select Pharamsave, IDA Guardian, and Value Drug Mart stores.

Real Techniques

I received two products from Real Techniques:

  • Mini Multitask Brush–This brush has an angled head designed to help create defined contours, and a travel-sized handle. This brush is going to be a regular item in my every day hand bag!
  • Miracle Cling Single 1 Pocket Expert Organizer–This makeup organizer is a game changer! It clings to glossy bathroom surfaces like glass, mirrors, marble, flat shiny tiles, and laminate with no residue. It’s perfect for small bathrooms, where you want to organize your bathroom clutter and free up counter space.

Real Techniques products are available at Walmart, Rexall Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix, London Drugs, Brunet, Guardian IDA, and Lawtons Drugs.

7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel-Off Mask

I received a Coconut + Clay Peel-Off mask from 7th Heaven, the largest brand of beauty masks in the world.

This easy-to-use mask combines the cleansing benefits of a clay mask with the pore refining benefits of a peel-off. It contains hydrating coconut oil, calming seaweed, and natural clay to deeply clean and nourish skin.

7th Heaven masks are available at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Uniprix, Familprix, and Brunet.

Splat Vibrant Hair Colour Kit

I received a Splat Hair Colour Kit (in Midnight Indigo) that lasts for 30 washes. This bleach-free kit contains everything you need for one dye job: dye, instructions, and gloves.

Tip: Always use gloves, and cover everything so you don’t stain your surroundings (or yourself). After waiting for the dye to work, rinse hair thoroughly till the water is translucent before washing and conditioning, and dry fully.

Splat Vibrant Hair Colour Kits are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, and Pharmasave.

Thanks to Farleyco for all of these samples to get me through the holidays and New Year!