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Holiday Gift Giving: Shoebox Project for Shelters and Farleyco

6 Nov

Hi beauties!

I joined a recent Canadian Beauty Bloggers Twitter Party with Shoebox Canada and Farelyco, and guess what? I won the prize pack (woo hoo!).

First, I’d love to tell you about the Shoebox Project for Shelters, a non-profit organization that collects gifts for local women in locations across the globe.

Here’s how it works: you fill up a shoebox with beauty products that help women feel special like skincare, makeup, or good quality soaps/shampoos, then drop it off at a local shelter. Your beauty-filled shoebox is then donated to a woman in your community.

Check out the easy steps here to turn an empty shoebox into a beautiful gift. If you don’t live in Canada, this project is also available in the U.S. and internationally.

Prize Pack Details

Here’s an overview of the products in the prize pack courtesy of Farleyco, who represents many brand names you can find at major chains and small independent drug stores across Canada.

7th Heaven

I received an assortment of 7th Heaven masques, the largest brand of beauty masques in the world. So far, I’ve tried the Green Tea Peel Off Face Masque (so much fun!) and can’t wait to test the Hot Chocolate Masque (yum!).

COLAB Dry Shampoo

I’m always excited to try out dry shampoo. This award-winning brand was created by a team of beauty insiders, including blogger Ruth Crilly (A Model Recommends).

  • Original fragrance Dry Shampoo has a bergamot and rose scent.
  • Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo + contains a volume boost formula.

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

  • Perfecting Blender Duo is designed with EcoFoam® Technology, which is made of 70% plant-based materials. I’m using more liquid foundation lately so I’m excited to try these.
  • Delicate EcoPouf is designed with super soft recycled netting.

I received two products from this brand specializing in skincare:

  • Heel Magic, which comes in an easy-to-use stick applicator, contains Shea Butter and Olive Oil (the formula is paraben free). Expect to see results in 3-4 days even on stubborn cracks.
  • Happy Little Bodies Eczema Relief Cream is a non-steroidal treatment option for kids with a formula that contains 5% Colloidal Oatmeal, Calendula Tincture, Peppermint Oil, and Aloe Vera.
Earth Kiss Natural Face Masks

I received an assortment of 100% natural masks energized with Himalayan salts (which are super popular right now), including a Pore Cleanse and  Exfoliate mud mask.


MesmorEyes Lashes has a first of its kind program that specifically tells you which false eyelashes suit your eye type. I need help with false eyelashes, so this kit is a good first step!

Real Techniques

Miracle Cleansing Sponge is a 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge with a precision tip for imperfections and a flat edge for contours around the eyes and nose.

Zoella Beauty

Beauty Bath Soak and Shower Cream is a ‘beauty in a bottle’ bath soak with soothing floral notes.

Thanks to everyone involved for this lovely prize! 💕💕💕





Eye De-Puffing Solution: Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate

23 Oct

Hi beauties!

I don’t know what it is about the fall (maybe all of the falling leaves), but the new season usually brings changes to my eyes. Most mornings in the fall, my eyes are puffier than usual and darker under the eye area.

One of my favorite solutions for this eye dilemma is the cooling formula of Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate.

In addition to moisture retaining noni fruit juice, the formula contains Kombucha (a fermented black tea blend) designed to return luster and firm the skin. These exotic ingredients make this eye cream pricey, but a little goes a long way!

Not only does this anti-aging eye cream sink into your skin without being overly rich, the Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate also softens fine lines, and inhibits damaging free radicals.

Now, this eye concentrate may not magically get rid of wrinkles. But, it definitely makes my eyes look more refreshed, brighter, and less puffy!

Tip: For even more cooling power, store this eye cream in the fridge to quickly de-puff tired eyes.

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

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick

3 Oct

Burt's Bees Lipstick

Hi beauties!

I love lipstick of all kinds, especially ones that lean toward natural ingredients. 💋

So, I was excited to discover a Burt’s Bees Lipstick in a goodie bag I received at a recent Rexall Drugs beauty event in Vancouver.

Burt’s Bees launched this lipstick line last year and it’s been a hit, with beauty recognition like a 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award.

When it comes to a hydrating lipstick, the formula is key. Since this is Burt’s Bees, you won’t find any parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or petrolatum in this lipstick. What you will find is moisturizing moringa and raspberry-seed oils and Vitamin E to help soften and condition lips.

Usually a moisturizing lipstick is sheer, which means it doesn’t last long. This lipstick has more of a matte finish which has more staying power.

The shade I received is a pretty coral pink called Sunset Cruise. If you like this type of lipstick, there’s a versatile range of 14 shades from berry to deep red so there’s something for everyone.

Since Burt’s Bees is an eco-conscious brand, the packaging is made from 60 percent recycled plastic.

The lipstick tube also has a see through honeycomb pattern, which shows the color of the lipstick so there are no surprises. 💕

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