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Eye Studio Sampler: 9 Mascara Minis

10 Dec

Hi beauties!

Since health professionals recommend changing up mascara every few months (and I love mascara đź’•), I couldn’t resist this mascara sampler from Shoppers Drug Mart ($42–limited quantity).

Here are the nine mascara products in the Eye Studio Sampler . . . and some first impressions:

  • Benefit Badgal Bang! Volumizing Mascara–Creates major volume with a big brush and gravity-defying formula.
  • Smashbox Super Fan Mascara–Delivers buildable length and volume with a double bristle brush.
  • LancĂ´me Monsieur Big Mascara–Combines a large brush and an ultra-creamy formula.
  • Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara–Adds length, volume, and separation using magnetic technology.
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara–Features a great brush that delivers major volume, curl, and lift with an intense black colour.
  • LancĂ´me Hypnose Drama Mascara–Creates a full lash glossy effect using a large, curved brush. It’s a classic!
  • Clarins Mascara Supra Volume–Makes lashes look thicker (and longer) thanks to a volume booster complex (one of my favourites).
  • Clinique High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara–Features lash‑conditioning mamey seed oil in a gentle, long-wearing formula.
  • Lise Watier Element Volcanic Minerals Mascara–Contains volcanic water that protects lashes from external aggressors.

In addition to the mascara, the sampler includes a gift certificate that you can exchange for your favourite product from the sampler.

Happy Holidays! 🤶🏻

Holiday Beauty Kits: Burt’s Bees and Fresh Beauty

13 Dec

Fresh Beauty and Burt's Bees

Hi beauties!

Burt’s Bees and Fresh Beauty always have great holiday collections.

Whether it’s lip or skin care, count on these two brands for unique combinations of their best sellers in a holiday format.

Burt’s Bees Kissable Colour Cool Collection

This festive kit from Burt’s Bees is a must-have for conditioning lips and adding a little shimmer at the same time.

The moisturizing formula in these lip shimmers contain Vitamin E, beeswax, and sunflower oil. Top it off with invigorating Peppermint flavor, and you’re ready to battle the cooler elements.

The lip collection comes in a giftable box in either cool or warm shades for layering over lipstick or applying alone for a shimmering hint of colour.

I tried the Cool Collection with these shades:

  • Apricot (deep pink)
  • Grapefruit (light pink)
  • Watermelon (pinky red)

The Warm Collection comes with these shades:

  • Fig (chocolate)
  • Peony (orange)
  • Rhubarb (bold red)

Fresh Best of Beauty Bundle

I always look forward to Fresh holiday kits, not only to see which products they combine but also how they present them.

The Best of Beauty Bundle features five top sellers for healthy-looking skin in a box that you can personalize by colouring the orange grove pattern. Fresh has even included two pencils to get the colouring started.

Here the products that come in this holiday kit.

Soy Face Cleanser: This is a gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that removes impurities and makeup without stripping away essential moisture. I like the light texture of this cleanser.

Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask: This mask features a concentrated citrus blend that gently refines the appearance of skin for a healthy-looking glow. It smells amazing!

Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex: This everyday moisturizer contains 7 super-charged ingredients that minimize the visible signs of aging and boost radiance.

Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate: This is one of the best eye creams for diminishing the signs of aging and visibly moisturizing the eye area. Check out more details on this cooling eye de-puffer!

Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy: Who doesn’t love a little Fresh Sugar? Used regularly, the Sugar lip treatment boosts moisture, enhances volume, and improves the definition of the lip area.

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


Holiday Gifts for Skincare Lovers: Fresh Beauty and Burt’s Bees

24 Nov

Skincare Gifts

Hi beauties!

If you have a skincare lover on your holiday gift list this year, your hunt for the perfect gift is going to be pretty easy.

Look no further than two beauty brands who regularly come up with innovative skincare creations using natural ingredients:

  • Fresh Beauty
  • Burt’s Bees

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Traditions

Black Tea Age-Delay is my favorite Fresh Beauty collection. It features anti-aging black tea extract, which inhibits damaging free radicals and helps to improve skin elasticity.

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