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Doll 10 Beauty CC Powder

3 Sep

Hi beauties. 👋

I won a gift card from Doll 10 Beauty recently, and one of the products I chose was a CC Powder compact.

Doll 10 Beauty was created by a cancer survivor, Dr. Doris Dalton. Her goal was to design easy-to-use products, which allow women to take 10 minutes out of their day to get “Dolled Up” no matter what they’re going through.

CC powders are a bit of a throwback, but a good quality powder can correct skin imperfections, smooth texture, and even out tone. The Doll 10 CC powder is enhanced with lavender pigments to brighten, green to minimize redness, and peach to add warmth.

Hands down, this is one of the best correcting powders I’ve ever tried. Over a light foundation, it adds more coverage; over moisturizer, it creates a natural finished look. 

Even though it’s the end of summer, it’s still hot and sweaty in Vancouver. When I apply this CC powder, I find that it has lasting power and prevents summer shine.

I can’t wait to see how it performs in cooler weather!

Have a great fall, everyone! 🍁

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.


Sampling Skincare for the Summer II

2 Jul

Hi beauties! How is your summer going so far?

Last year, I wrote a post about skincare that I was sampling for the summer.

This post is a follow-up to last year’s post, and includes products I picked up at the Beauty Boutique at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip High Shine

If you’re looking for a combination of lipstick and lip gloss, this liquid lip formula delivers a shiny, hydrated look. I tried the Red the News shade, which is a bright, true-red shade. I like the high shine feature, but would prefer a more neutral shade.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge

This lipstick is creamy, moisturizing (yes!), and long-lasting. The shade I received is called Ruby Red, which is a flattering classic red shade. The packaging for the lipstick tube is beautiful and includes a magnetic closure.

Dolce Gabbana Garden Eau de Parfum

This floral eau de parfum is fresh and sweet (very summery). It includes notes of magnolia and mandarin, coconut essence, and almond milk.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

I’ve reviewed this serum in a previous post, and was happy to get another sample. The serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, which helps to lock in moisture while you sleep.

Don’t expect to see results right away with this serum. It takes a few months before you see any changes.

Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara

I love the Hook ‘n’ Roll brush on this mascara. It helps to lift lashes and give them a lenghthened look. I also like that the formula contains provitamin B5, which is known for its lash-conditioning benefits.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

If you’re a skincare junkie, you’ve probably tried Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream at some point. The gel is a lightweight, oil-free version of this iconic skincare. It’s best for oily skins, or you can use it as your light summer moisturizer.

Clarins Pore Control Serum

I’ve reviewed this serum in a previous post. The serum has a light texture, which immediately absorbs into the skin. Besides the long-term results of less visible pores, it also provides an immediate blurring effect.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum

This is an ultra-light gel serum with a blend of fruit stem cells infused into Vitamin C. It also contains resveratrol to help boost and enhance skin tone and texture.

Using the sample, I didn’t see any immediate difference in my skin, but I like that Juice Beauty is an organic skincare option.

Filorga Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream

Filorga is a luxury French brand that’s been around for 40 years. This cream, which is designed to be an alternative to Botox, has a tripeptide to relax features without freezing facial expressions.

You only have to apply only a small quantity in the morning and/or evening, as it is highly concentrated (this is good because it’s very pricey).

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum

This serum targets wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, and discolouration. Even though it targets many anti-aging symptoms (firmness, tone, and radiance), it’s out of my price range.

Which products are you trying out this summer? Let me know!