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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review | Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner + LA Hold Hair Spritz



I'm Lovin' on Giovanni hair products right now! ❤❤❤ 

I was pleasantly surprised by the results I got using their Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as their LA Hold Hair Spritz. 

The Shampoo is tingly and refreshing and cleanses fabulously without stripping my hair. The conditioner is way more hydrating than I expected, which really keeps my frizz under control and made my hair softer! My hair is naturally very frizzy. These products actually tamed my frizz better than a lot of products that are meant to control frizz, and these aren't even geared towards frizz! My colour and highlights look brighter and refreshed, and my hair does feel much better overall, I'd say it feels stronger and a lot less fragile. I honestly wasn't expecting results like this!

The maximum hold hair spritz adds volume and hold without making my hair stiff or crunchy. I can actually run my hands through my hair after spritzing. 😍 

Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo:
  • Increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feel
  • Strengthens hair with a three-organic-oil-blend to stimulate, condition and clarify
  • Alleviates dry, flaking scalp with organic tea tree botanicals
  • Zero sulfates
  • Enriched with certified Organic Botanicals
  • No animal by-products and cruelty-free

Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner:
  • Increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feel
  • Strengthens hair with a three-organic-oil-blend to stimulate, condition, and calm
  • Alleviates dry, flaking scalp with organic tea tree botanicals
  • Encourages natural shine and resilience
  • Enriched with certified Organic Botanicals
  • No animal by-products and cruelty-free

LA Hold Hair Spritz:
  • Easy to use mist
  • Hard-holding finished style for total control
  • Holds hair hard and in place all day
  • Retains style and adds shine
  • Washes out easily
  • Leaves a conditioned feel

I've been a fan of Giovanni products for years! I love that they are natural, cruelty-free and they have pretty fabulous formulas!! 🌱


These products are available at @welldotca-  well.ca/Giovanni




Friday, July 13, 2018

Purple Tree Shea Butter Miracle Balm Review



Featured Product:
Purple Tree Shea Butter Miracle Balm - 25ML/ $6.99CAD

There are 5 formulas in this line: Shea Butter (as seen here), Pomegranate, Coconut, Aloe Vera, and Papaya. You can learn more about each one here.

These products are made of naturally derived ingredients and free of SLS and parabens.

This multi-purpose product has many uses! "Shea Butter Miracle Balm uses natural, organic Shea Butter to moisturise and provide relief from dry, cracked and irritated lips and skin. Its multi-purpose formula can also be used to protect brittle nails and cuticles, and for cosmetic finishes such as taming eyebrows and elongating the appearance of eyelashes."

Ingredients:
Petrolatum, Cera Microcristallina, Paraffinum Liquidum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aroma, CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 45410



This balm has a thick, almost gel-like consistency. It's on the heavier side but it does soak into the skin after a few minutes. Note that a little goes a long way!

This @purpletreeskincare Shea Butter Miracle Balm is nothing short of a miracle! This multi-purpose balm is said to soothe, relieve, and moisturize dry lips and skin, nails + cuticles. The consistency is slightly greasy and I wasn't really expecting much as I've used products that "seemed" similar. It turns out, this product is nothing like any other products that I've used! After just 3 applications, this product cured my chronically dry, cracked elbow! It's unbelievable! Nothing else I've tried has been able to get rid of this problem (it was only on one elbow for some reason).

Now I'm working on curing my chronically dry, cracked lips with this product as well. This product has endless uses it seems and I cannot recommend it enough if you have any dry, cracked, or irritated skin. 


This brand is #vegan and #crueltyfree 🐰

#purpletree skincare is made in the UK. It's available here in Canada at select Rexall Pharma Plus, London Drugs, Pharmasave, Lawton Drugs and Save-on-foods, IDA, and Guardian stores.

Visit farleyco.ca for more information or to purchase this product!


Happy Friday, everyone! 


Not sponsored. This product was provided free for editorial consideration. All opinions are mine.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Divine Essence Organic Rosehip Oil Review



Featured Product:
Divine Essence Organic Rosehip Oil- 30ML / SRP $15.49CAD

I am beyond ecstatic to have finally found a Rosehip Essential Oil that doesn't break me out!  I added Divine Essence Organic Rosehip Oil to my current skincare regimen by adding it to my serum, before I moisturize, and my skin is loving it! It's really amped up the moisture in my skin and my skin looks much brighter.

Rosehip Oil is one of the top essential oils for anti-aging, so I've always wanted to add it to my skincare routine but every time I tried one, it made my skin breakout so badly. I'm so happy to finally be able to incorporate this wonderful essential oil into my skincare routine. 

Rosehip oil is also great for rosacea-prone skin, dry, damaged skin, reducing stretch marks and scars, and as an after-sun treatment to soothe sunburns. Rosehip oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and is very healing and regenerating to the skin.



This product is #organic #vegan and #crueltyfree .

Available at @welldotca and currently on sale! But, it's very reasonably priced, to begin with!

You can learn more about this product or purchase it here!





Not Sponsored. The product was provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.

#aromatherapy #carrieroils #organicbeautyoils #aromatherapyexpert #naturalremedies #hydrosols #floralwater #buycanadian #msquaredbrands

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Monthly Empties | Health, Beauty, Makeup Declutter!


I didn't finish up too many products this month. I'll have to work on that! I mostly finished up some health products (including my cat's), and I have a few makeup products to declutter (although, I probably have more that I should have purged).

As always, links will be provided to products whenever possible.


Beauty

Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes
I love these wipes! They're very effective, non-irritating and a great value! I buy these at Costco or from Amazon.

Repurchase- Yes

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water 
Love this product too! When I'm just too tired, I use it after a makeup wipe to remove any traces of makeup or dirt that's left on my skin. I also use it after a regular cleanse for the same reason.

Repurchase- Already have

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Reconstructing Butter
I think I got sucked into the packaging and the whole "butter" thing and the fact that this product claims " 90% of hair's strength reconstructed from root to tip." This was average for me but I have bleached and very frizzy hair. It would probably be effective for people with less damaged and frizzy hair.

Repurchase- Nope


Health

Madre Labs CocCeps Instant Organic Dark Cocoa Beverage
I drink this product daily in my morning smoothie. It doesn't contain any sugar and it tastes delicious. I sweeten with Now Stevia. This product has immune boosting cordyceps and reishi mushroom powders! NO- you cannot taste them!

Repurchase- Already have

Webber Naturals Super Sleep
This is another fab product. The first time I tried it, I slept for 12 hours solid. Unfortunately, I no longer get that effect from it, but it does help me fall asleep. I have to be careful and not take it all the time as my sleep will become more restless if I use it every night and like most products with melatonin, they can cause me to wake up prematurely. I am extremely sensitive to most things. I think for the average person with normal sleep issues, this product would be fantastic. If you're like me, and sensitive, it's best to rotate this with other products for sleep. Note: This product contains melatonin, 5-HTP, and L-Theanine.

Repurchase- Already have

Jarrow Max DHA Fish Oil
This is my favourite fish oil and I've been taking it for years. I have tried many other fish oils but I keep coming back to this one. It has many health and beauty benefits!

Repurchase- Already have

Bach Remedies Rescue Night Homeopathic Spray
Another great product to help with sleep and it's super gentle. It doesn't interact with medications etc. This isn't something that's going to knock you out (to my knowledge and experience) but it takes the edge off and can help you fall asleep and go back to sleep if you wake up prematurely. If you don't like the spray featured here, they also come in lozenges although you get more for your money with this spray.

Repurchase- Already have

HyaFlex Hyaluronic Acid Joints for Pets
I've found that this product is really effective for cats with joint issues or as prevention. After giving it to my cat for the first time, he went absolutely crazy running around the house like a kitten 2 hours after the first dose. So, I've continued to give it to him and I notice his back area is less sensitive to the touch. I love that I can just put it into his wet food and it's tasteless so he gobbles it up. Because it's pricey, I'm going to try another product for joints and see how it goes. I may rotate this and the other product that I'm trying out. I'll have to see how it goes. If you are not concerned with the cost, I can't recommend this product enough. Tip: I gave my cat 1/2 the dose to make it last longer but it's also important to note that he was not diagnosed with any joint issues. I gave it to him more as prevention as he is aging, and I saw him benefit. Note: There is also a formula for dogs

Repurchase- Absolutely

Badger Sleep Balm
This product is so old now that it's lost the scent. Of all the badger balms that I've tried, this is my favourite one. I find it very relaxing. It contains lavender, bergamot, rosemary, ginger, and balsam fir. I personally don't detect the scents of the last two essential oils listed.

Repurchase- Yes


Primal Defense HSO Probiotic Formula
I just finished up this product the day that I'm posting this which is why it didn't make it into the above photo. I've been using this product for 20 years now! It controls my IBS symptoms. You can read more about my IBS and how this has helped in this blog post. 

Repurchase- Already have


Declutter


Here's a little declutter/purge!

Essence Sun Club All in One Bronzing Highlighter
I LOVE so many Essence products. And, I loved this product for the last few summers. I used it on lazy days as it would serve as blush, bronzer, and highlight all in one (as the name implies). I guess I never did an outdoor lighting check until the other day. In the outdoor lighting, I saw that this product accentuated the pores on my cheeks big time! From now on, I need to check my face in outdoor lighting before I decide to keep a product! 😁

Repurchase- I'm pretty sure that this product is no longer available.

Essence Lipstick in Nude Love
This used to be a favourite of mine but I no longer reach for it. I've had it since May 2015 and it seems to accentuate the lines in my lips so it's time to say bye!

Repurchase- No

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up
I've also had this lipstick since May 2015. It's such a gorgeous colour in the tube but shows up very dark on my lips. It's too dark of a shade for me and I never reach for it... so bye to this one too!

Repurchase- No

I should probably go through my lipsticks more thoroughly as I'm sure there is more to declutter due to age, plus, I tend to reach for the same few shades, although I do like to have some options. 😍

I'm pretty sure that after 2 years, they recommend that lip products be tossed. I tend to push it to 3 years unless something about the product has changed (scent, texture, etc).

How long do you guys keep your lip products for before you decide that they need to be tossed? I'd really love to hear! 

So that's everything for this month. Hopefully, I can do a little more emptying of beauty products next month!

Happy Weekend! 

XO




*Always consult with your health professional before beginning any health supplements. I share my experiences in hopes to help others, but in no way is it to substitute advice from your health care provider or Doctor.

*Not sponsored. All opinions are mine.


Friday, June 22, 2018

MesmorEyes False Eyelashes for Hooded Eyes Review #EyeShapes


I can't believe that up until now, I had never tried false lashes! 🙈 In my younger years, wearing false lashes was not commonplace like it is now. Only the movie stars and models wore them back in the day. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun playing with these lashes!

About:
Collections by MesmorEyes full lashes are hand knotted and feathered from 100% sterilized human hair. Their comfort band technology makes them comfortable to wear. SRP $12.99CAD

Suitable for most eye shapes: almond, monolids, round, and hooded.

The 3 pack that I received contains lashes for Day, Play, and Night. Each with varying degrees of drama. The pack did not contain any glue so I picked that up at the store separately.

Since I had never tried lashes in my life, I was a little worried about how things were going to go, but #MesmorEyesLashes false eyelashes for hooded eyes made it so easy!  It literally took me a few minutes to do both eyes. (*pats self on back). 


 In the bottom/after picture, I'm wearing the "day" lashes. 


There are basically 3 steps:
  1.  Apply after makeup application. Align lash band with natural lash line and trim if necessary
  2.  Apply lash glue along the lash band. Let set for 30 seconds until tacky
  3.  Position lash band above the natural lash line. Press corners down first, then work along the rest of the band, pressing firmly
Note: lashes can be reused. Just rinse gently under warm water to remove lash glue and place lashes back into the tray.


To my surprise, these were so easy to apply and hugged the curve of my hooded eyes perfectly! The band was very flexible and soft. I didn't have to trim them or anything. And, they weren't too heavy looking, so they didn't weigh down the look of my eyes. 👁 The feeling took some getting used to since it was my first time wearing false lashes but I loved the look and how easy they were to apply.

Well, I'm glad I gave these lashes a try. I'm no longer a false eyelash virgin and I'm happy to have lashes that are not only easy to apply but flatter my hooded, aging eyes. Now, I'm ready for anything!

You can check out these lashes and learn more here: MesmorEyes Products


These lashes are available at: Amazon.ca, select Pharmasave, Guardian IDA, and Value Drug Mart Stores.



Happy Friday!





Not sponsored. Product was kindly gifted for review consideration. All opinions are mine. #eyeshapes 

Monday, June 11, 2018

FREE Canadian Flag Nail Stencils From Nail Polish Canada & Whats Up Nails!


FREE! CANADIAN FLAG NAIL VINYLS (1 SHEET - 20 STENCILS) BY WHATS UP NAILS


Hi Everyone!

Just in time for Canada Day, Nail Polish Canada and Whats Up Nails are giving 10 of my readers FREE Canadian Flag Nail Vinyls by What's Up Nails!

The nail wraps retail for $5.65 but they're completely FREE for the first 10 people who claim them! Shipping is included too! No strings attached.

Free offer valid for Canadian addresses only. 






  • Click here to view the Canadian Flag Nail Vinyls on Nail Polish Canada.
  • Add the item to your cart. 
  • Enter the promo code to make them free! (Code: U331Z16QI )
  • Enter your info and checkout. (You won't be asked for payment info unless you add other items to your cart)
Note: If all of my free codes have been used up, you can check on Nail Polish Canada's website as they will be sharing a list of all the Bloggers who have free codes to share. This link will take you to that page. They will be adding the new blog posts as they are posted.

Have fun creating your festive Canadian themed nails for Canada Day! 💕

Once you receive your nail stencils, you can share your works of art with these nail stencils on social media using the hashtag #nailpolishcanada and tag @nailpolishcanadacom @whatsupnails and @healthandbeautyg
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Valid for Canadians only. One per household. Cannot be combined with other promotions.


Hope everyone has a great Canada Day celebration! 



Not sponsored. Free products generously provided by Nail Polish Canada and What's Up Nails

Friday, June 8, 2018

New! EcoTools Facial Mask Mates Review #maskmate


Featured Product:
EcoTools Facial Mask Mates 4 piece kit / SRP $7.99USD / $10.99CAD
-Includes Applicator brush and 3 mask remover sponges.

This kit is meant to make masking easier and less messy. You apply your mask with the applicator brush and remove your mask with the sponges (used wet).

Although I'm a huge fan of EcoTools and have used their products for years, I have to admit that when I first received this kit I thought it was gimmicky and something that I probably wouldn't use. However, after using it for my at home masking sesh, I was immediately proven wrong and totally sold! Read on to find out why...



The brush in the kit is amazing for a mess-free application! Not only do I not have to get my masks all over my hands but it also allows for a much more precise application. It also keeps things more sanitary as you don't have to stick your hands into your mask jars.

The brush is soft and the shape and size of it make it perfect for applying your mask the contours of your face.

I normally remove my masks with a baby washcloth and I thought that was good! The sponges included in the kit put my baby wash clothes to shame! The sponges are SUPER soft and gentle on the skin. Just add warm water and they easily wipe away your mask without having to scrub. They rinse clean very easily as well.

Tip: Use the mask remover sponges with your cleanser during your everyday skincare routine to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. The sponges will gently exfoliate your skin.


From EcoTools:

The FACIAL MASK MATES set is specially designed for an at-home spa facial experience. This set includes a Mask Applicator Brush + 3 Mask Remover Sponges.

The Mask Applicator Brush is designed with soft, flat bristles to evenly apply cream, gel, or clay masks for full coverage, mess-free. The Mask Remover Sponges, made from natural plant pulp, help to remove excess product while gently exfoliating the skin for a smoother, more radiant appearance.



Good to Know:
  • The brush has an environmentally-friendly bamboo handle and cruelty-free bristles
  • Reusable cellulose sponges are the same quality as those used by spas!
  • Mask Mates packaging can be used as a mixing and application bowl


Makes appliction so easy!
The brush helps with precise application. No more mask gunk in my hair!


Feeling impressed! 
I got a little sloppy with my brows but the sponges in the kit removed that in a pinch!


The mask I used here is 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask which is great for clearing out your pores and left my skin oh so soft! (Full review to come).


After wetting the sponge with warm water, it becomes super soft and removes the mask with ease.


I can't believe how much more gentle these sponges are compared to my baby wash clothes that I used to use. I am converted!

My face feels clean as a whistle and softer than a baby's butt! 👶


If I wasn't holding my camera to snap this picture, I'd be holding 2 thumbs up! 

This kit proved me so wrong- it's no gimmick! It absolutely makes masking easier and less messy which makes me want to mask more now. This kit has totally changed my masking game! I was often lazy about masking or just too tired, it felt like a chore because of how messy it could be. Not anymore! Now I want to mask all the time and I just know that my skin is going to thank me!

If you hate the mess of masking too, I bet you will LOVE this kit as well. If you decide to give this kit it a shot I'd love to hear what you thought! 💝


This product is available at select Rexall, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, London Drugs, Guardian IDA, Lawtons Drugs, Proxim, Brunet, Familiprix, Uniprix stores.


You can also check out this product online here: EcoTools


Happy Friday, everyone!


Not sponsored. The product was provided free for editorial consideration. All opinions are mine. 

#ecotools #maskmate #beautytrends #ecobeauty #ecotoolsxo #
skincareroutine #masking #facemask #maskremoversponge
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