Monday, September 12, 2022

Weekly Favourite | Cala Eye Need It Essential Makeup Brush Kit Review


I spotted this gorgeous, budget-friendly Cala Eye Need It Essential Eye kit at my local Marshall's store. They had it available in black, pink, silver/multi-metal, and this rose gold set that I purchased. I knew right away that I had to have it as it is perfect for travel and to throw in my makeup bag that I keep in my purse. Little did I know that I would end up using it for my everyday eye makeup!

Since I have been keeping my makeup routine very simple these days, I now keep my everyday makeup in my bathroom, and this brush set takes up very little space and fits perfectly into my everyday makeup setup.



About:

The super soft bristles are the perfect way to blend your colors. These five essential brushes with sleek tube will help create the perfect eye look for any occasion.

Set Includes: Eye Shadow Brush, Tapered blending brush, blending brush, angled brow brush, smudge brush.

There are other variations available as well.


Packaged into this beautiful, sleek but small tube are 5 quality makeup brushes that are all you need to create any eye makeup look.

What I love about this set vs. others that I've seen, is that it has round/blending brushes for using in the crease of your eye. Having hooded eyes, this is a must for me.


The brushes are of great quality. They are nice and soft and blend my makeup well. They wash up nicely too and don't shed. 

I use every single brush in this set, so nothing is going to waste. It truly has everything you need- from liner brushes to crease and lid brushes.


As you can see from the pictures, the tube is nice and sleek and takes up very little space.


Whether you need something for travel or for your makeup bag, this set is a perfect choice. Or, maybe you are a minimalist or just want to downsize, it's also perfect to keep with your everyday makeup as it takes up such a small amount of space, yet it contains all the essential eye makeup brushes that you need. 

The only choice to make is which colour to get or maybe you want them all! πŸ˜€

Cala beauty is Cruelty-free 🐰 
 


Purchase Cala Eye Need It kit in the USA  πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 
Purchase Cala Eye Need It kit in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 

*Check for other colours as prices vary online.



                                                    

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Seven Beauty Tips for Women




Seven Beauty Tips for Women

Looking good is important to most women. It can give you a boost of confidence, make you feel more attractive, and even help you get ahead in certain areas of your life. This article will discuss seven beauty tips, from using a lash lift kit to drinking plenty of water—these are tips that every woman should know. 

1. Wear Sunscreen Regularly

Wearing sunscreen every day helps to prevent sun damage and keeps your skin looking young and healthy. Sunscreen works by absorbing or reflecting the sun’s UV rays, which can cause premature aging and increase your risk of skin cancer. When choosing a sunscreen, it’s important to look for one that offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. And be sure to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to ensure adequate protection. Apply sunscreen generously to all exposed areas of skin, including your face, neck, ears, and hands. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re sweating or swimming. 

2. Use a Quality Moisturizer

A good moisturizer is an essential part of any beauty routine. Moisturizers help to keep your skin hydrated, which can prevent dryness, flaking, and fine lines. When choosing a moisturizer, it’s important to select one that’s appropriate for your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for a light, oil-free moisturizer. If you have dry skin, opt for a heavier cream or lotion. And if you have sensitive skin, be sure to choose a hypoallergenic product. Apply your moisturizer after washing, both in the morning and before bed, for the best results.

3. Get Plenty of Sleep

It isn’t called “beauty sleep” for no reason.  Getting enough rest is crucial for maintaining your health and appearance. When you’re well-rested, your skin looks brighter and more radiant. You may also find that you have fewer wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes. So aim to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and you’ll be on your way to looking and feeling your best.

4. Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important for your overall health, and it can also help you look your best. When you’re properly hydrated, your skin looks plumper and more youthful. Drinking plenty of water can also help to prevent dry, flaky skin. And it can even give you a temporary boost in energy levels.

5. Less Is More When It Comes to Makeup

While it’s fun to experiment with different makeup looks, most often, less is more. When you wear too much makeup, it can cake and settle into fine lines and wrinkles. It can also make your pores look larger and cause your skin to break out. So when in doubt, go for a natural look, using your makeup and a lash lift kit to highlight your natural features instead. 

6. Eat Healthy Foods

What you eat has a direct impact on your skin, hair, and nails. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can help to give you a healthy glow. And avoiding processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive alcohol can help to keep your skin looking its best. So be sure to include plenty of nutritious foods in your diet.

7. Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can help to improve the appearance of your skin and make it feel softer and smoother. When exfoliating, be sure to use a product that’s appropriate for your skin type. And avoid scrubbing too hard, as this can irritate pores and cause unattractive inflammation. 

Conclusion

By following these simple tips, you can keep looking your best. So choose products that are appropriate for your skin type, and don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you.





Guest post with Tri North Media.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil With Retinol Review



I received a sample of Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil and have been using it every night for over 3 weeks now. My experience with it has been great and it definitely deserves some accolades.

About Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil:

What it is: A next-generation retinol oil that helps skin look and feel plumper while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinol: Helps fight the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, support natural skin elasticity, and exfoliates for smoother-looking skin.
- Blue Tansy and German Chamomile: Soothe skin.
- Chia Seed Oil: Minimizes the appearance of fine lines.

"This oil works throughout the night to deliver visibly luminous, even-toned skin by morning. It is formulated with blue tansy and German chamomile which help soothe the appearance of surface redness for a calm, even-toned complexion."



The product goes on blue but becomes clear once massaged into the skin. I like to apply it to slightly damp skin vs dry because I can use less product that way (3 drops vs. 5 on dry). I would suggest following the directions and applying to dry skin if your skin is sensitive. 

I find the product very soothing and hydrating on my skin. I also love that this product saves me a step by serving like 2 products in one for me 1. a Retinol 2. an oil. It saves me from having to use a separate oil at night. I also like to use my gua sha at night and it works perfectly with this sleeping night oil as the oil helps the gua sha glide across my skin. I use the oil on both my face and my neck and follow up with a night cream.

What I notice so far with my skin is that it has become extremely soft, it looks more even toned, and wrinkles are definitely smoothed- especially my nose to mouth lines. I feel an improvement in the texture/ small bumps seem to be reducing. And, best of all for me, is when I wake up in the morning I look refreshed and well rested, even if I had a horrible sleep. I haven't experienced this so much with other products and I'm loving that about it!

I haven’t experiences any sensitivity to the product. My skin can be reactive and I haven't had any breakouts whatsoever. I think it's a great retinol product, even for sensitive skin types. 

If you are looking for an effective retinol that is also gentle and also contain other wonderful anti aging ingredients, I definitely recommend giving this one a try!

Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil is currently on sale! Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 

Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil- USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ  Great price in USA!

Gua Sha - USA
Gua Sha - Canada 


Have a great week ahead! ❤



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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Redken All Soft Shampoo For Dry and Brittle Hair Review



Happy Sunday, everyone! 🌞

Today, I'm sharing this week's standout product which goes to Redken's All Soft Shampoo for dry and brittle hair with argan oil + 2% moisture complex.

I've always been a total hair product junkie resulting from having naturally difficult hair (fine, frizzy, curly, wavy), plus the fact that it's dry and damaged from bleaching it, so I'm always searching for the next best thing to tame the mane. I've tried so many hair products that my bathroom looks as if a hair supply store threw up in there! I hate the mess but that's the cost of testing out new hair products in search of the best ones for my hair. 

The texture of my hair has changed over the last few years which is partially from damage, but also from the front area of my hair getting a lot more grey hairs. The texture had become coarse, rough, dryer, and unmanageable. My hair would constantly break off and fall out so my search for the best hair products for my current hair woes continued.

I tried products with protein that were supposed to help with my hair issues and my hair would often feel better for a short time but then become rough and coarse again. I alternated with products that moisturize to try and keep my hair balanced as too much protein in the hair can cause breakage. 

I came across Redken's All Soft shampoo and read some great reviews about it, so I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad that I did! The texture of my hair feels SO much better now, it's so much softer and doesn't feel rough and brittle anymore, even the wirey grey hairs are soft now. Plus, I'm experiencing much less breakage now and I'm losing less hair in the shower.

The scent is light and fresh and it lathers up really well, leaving my hair feeling clean but not stripped. It also did not affect my colour as it is colour safe. Shampoos never really mattered too much to me before, I was more concerned with the treatments and conditioners. But, I can definitely say that just changing my shampoo to Redken's All Soft has made a huge difference for me. Another product that I had recently gone back to is Lanza's Trauma Treatment which I also recommend for damaged hair. I had gone back to that weeks before I started using Redken's All Soft, so I was able to assess the changes to my hair based on changing just the shampoo I was using.

About:
  • Redken professional salon shampoo formulated with Argan Oil, a plant oil that softens and moisturizes and conditions hair from root to tip. Leaves hair silky soft with increased manageability, suppleness and shiny look and feeling of hair.
  • Shampoo for dry hair formulated with Redken's Moisture Complex. Provides conditioning, hydration, moisture, silkiness and healthy look of hair. For fine to medium hair types in need of moisture and nourishment.
  • Provides hydration, moisture, and softness for all dry hair types looking to condition. Replenishes moisture balance of hair. Conditions 15x more when used as a set with Argan Oil Conditioner as full system.
  • Conditioning, moisturizing shampoo with argan oil for dry hair. For color-treated hair and non color-treated hair types. Adds moisture and nourishes damage and all dryness.
  • Color treated hair stays protected, looks vibrant, soft and hydrated. Cleanses, restores, and softens dry, brittle hair, while creating soft and silky hair.
I've used and enjoyed other Redken products, but the All Soft line is most likely one you should go for if you are also experiencing dry and brittle hair, it really lives up to its name!

Although it is on the pricier side, after my experience with Redken's All Soft Shampoo, I definitely want to try out the whole line. Redken also offers the All Soft Mega line for severely dry, medium and thick hair. Although I have very fine hair, I wouldn't mind trying out the All Soft Mega line at some point as well. 😍 Note: they come in smaller-sized bottles if you're not ready to invest in the big daddy size that I purchased. 



Let me know if you try this line or the All Soft Mega! 


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Weekly Favourite | Portable Mini Fan Combats Hot Flashes + Insomnia

This week's Weekly Favourite is much like last week's, in that it is more like an all-time favourite/ where have you been all my life?!

If you have trouble sleeping, toss and turn in bed all night,  have hot flashes or just run hot, you might need this portable handheld fan. 

I had no idea how much I needed this mini handheld fan until I used it. It single-handedly stops my hot flashes in their tracks and turns my nights of tossing and turning into nights of waking up a few times instead. 



This mini fan fits in the palm of my hand. It has 3 speeds and charges with a USB cable. It has a battery built in so you can take it on the go, and can also run it while it's plugged in. I actually let it run all night long while I'm sleeping and use it many times during the day, especially when a hot flash hits. I have only used it on the low setting, which gives me a nice gentle, cooling breeze and it's quite quiet on low. 

It comes with a small base (shown above) which keeps it upright on my table. I keep it nearby all day and anytime a hot flash hits, I reach for the fan, aim it at my face, turn it on low and within seconds my hot flash is obliterated! It's truly amazing! Until I find a way to balance my hormones to get rid of hot flashes altogether, this little fan is working miracles at stopping my hot flashes. Even if you don't have hot flashes, but run hot and feel uncomfortable, this fan will surely come in handy to cool you down anytime. 

From the very first night that I used this fan while I slept, I couldn't believe the difference when I woke up the next day and found I had only woken up a few times instead of tossing and turning ALL night long. I have a small turbofan at the other end of my room that I also run at night and it helps keep the room cooler and gives me the white noise that I need, but there is something about the cool, gentle breeze in my face from this mini fan that is making a huge difference for me. I keep it plugged in on my bedside table and aim it at my face while I sleep and the improvement in my sleep is amazing, something I wasn't even expecting! The fan only cost me $19 with taxes, but I really couldn't put a price on it in terms of the benefits that I'm reaping!


Portable and fits in the palm of my hand. Can be charged and used on the go. Also works while plugged in with the USB cable.



The fan can be tilted up and down.


This portable mini fan has been invaluable to me for improving my sleep and stopping my hot flashes in their tracks. I honestly didn't think I needed this fan because I already have a turbofan in my bedroom that I run at night but I was wrong. I need this fan more than anything at this point. I had no idea how much I would benefit from it or I would have purchased one long ago and I wish I had. As they say, better late than never. 

There are so many mini fans like this to choose from and prices range from $10 and up. Some can be charged and used on the go while some others only operate while plugged in. Some are noisier than others, and there are various sizes and colours, too. Luckily, Amazon has a good return policy so you can find the one that works for you. 

A few other uses:
  • Car AC is broken
  • Camping
  • Gym
  • Travel
  • Work
  • Babies or kids room
  • Setting makeup 
  • Power outages (requires rechargeable one)

This model is no longer available.  Find similar linked below:

Canada - Mini fan
USA- Mini fan 

Stay cool! 😎



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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Weekly Favourite | Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover


I can't believe I almost never tried this week's favourite! I've had this Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover sitting around for a while and I almost got rid of it. I thought it was just another gadget that I didn't need. Holy cow, was I wrong! This "gadget" turned into a "where have you been all of my life item!"

This stainless steel contraption easily and effortlessly removes unwanted hair from my face, neck, chin, cheeks, and upper lip, right in the comfort of my own home. And it takes no time at all!

It all started when I pulled out my favourite 10X magnification light-up mirror (another can't live without item) one day to see how my skin REALLY looked before proceeding with some self-care masking. That's when I noticed more hair that was in places that I prefer it wasn't; neck, upper lip, chin etc. It's very common for unwanted facial hair to appear as we age. Sometimes other factors can cause it as well but if you want to get rid of it, this tool has got you!!


My set came with mini tweezers

KEY BENEFITS:
  • Innovative facial hair remover minimizes re-growth as it grasps the entire hair, including the follicle, removing hair at the root
  • The unique handles and high-quality stainless steel coil spring work together to remove areas of unwanted hair without the need for wax or chemicals


There was a very small learning curve. I'm not one for reading directions, so I googled it and watched a Youtube video on how to use it and I was off and running. 

It was so easy to use and literally took seconds to remove the hair from each area. By gliding the stainless steel part along the area that I wanted to treat and turning the silver bars on either side of the hair remover, I could feel it removing all of the hair. It removed everything from peach fuzz to thick hair that was sprouting above the sides of my upper lips. I definitely felt the pinch as it removed the hair but it was very tolerable and extremely gratifying once I saw my skin sans hair!



How to use:
  1. Holding the colored handles, center align the top of coil tip directly on to the area from which you are trying to remove hair.
  2. When aligning the tip, place the flatter side of the coil against the skin to use on larger areas. Place the curved part against the skin for smaller, more precise areas.
  3. Rotate the silver part of the handle in each hand in the direction the arrows are pointing, enabling the coil to directly grab the hair from the root.
  4. Gently move the Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover away from the area and repeat on other areas as desired.
Photo from Tweezerman

After using this hair remover for a couple of weeks now, I never want to be without it! My skin looks so much better and fresher and cleaner without the hair- I really wish I had taken a before and after! My makeup goes on better and I'm certain that my skincare products are being absorbed into my skin better also. I did not experience any redness, bumps or irritation whatsoever. I have found that I only need to use it once a week to maintain a hair-free face. :D As I mentioned, it takes seconds and is so easy to use. Once I finish treatment, I just wipe the stainless steel with alcohol and I'm done. 

I seriously wish I had this product so much sooner and will never be without it! Give it a try if you are looking to remove facial hair and home. I promise you will love it, too!

SRP $27 CAD - purchase here for Canada 
SRP $ 20 USD - purchase here for the USA

My favourite 10X magnification light-up mirror - $29.99






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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Weekly Favourite | Dr Teal’s Eucalyptus and Spearmint Epsom Salt and Foaming Bath



Lately, I've been washing away the worries of the day with Dr Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Epsom Salt and Dr Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Foaming Bath. πŸ›€ I've been enjoying it so much that they made it into this week's Weekly Favourite!

Taking a luxurious bath is such a great form of self-care. Dr Teal’s Epsom salts combined with the foaming bath and scents of Eucalyptus and spearmint really relax my body and calm my mind. Perfect to wind down at the end of the day or before bedtime. πŸ’« πŸ›Œ 



"Dr Teal’s® Soaking Solution combines Pure Epsom Salt which has long been known to revitalize tired, achy muscles, with therapeutic essential oils to soothe the senses and help provide relief from stress. Spearmint is used as a restorative for the body, while Eucalyptus stimulates the senses."

"Dr. Teal's® Foaming Bath transforms an ordinary bath into a relaxing spa with luxurious essential oils to soothe the senses, relax tense muscles and provide relief from stress."



I had always purchased lavender bath products for relaxation, I had no idea how relaxing eucalyptus and spearmint could be. πŸ’†‍♀️ 

I use my hand to scoop out 2 generous handfuls of the Epsom salts and add it to my bath water, and add about a heaping capful of the foaming bath to the water while it's running. Although the directions call for more, I find i don't need that much to get the aroma and bubbles that I'm after.  Of course you can add more if you wish. The scent just relaxes me immediately, before I even step into the bath. And my bathroom is left with the beautiful and relaxing aroma even after my bath is done, which also aids in preparing for sleep. πŸ’€ 

Since discovering these products, I look forward to a nice relaxing bath several nights a week. I can't even begin to describe how relaxing it is! They've really helped me make more time for self-care and I'm totally here for it. And, at such affordable prices, I'll be making sure to restock them before I run out. 

I hope you'll make some time for some self-care and gives these a try, too.

Now, I'm off for some me-time with Dr Teal’s. πŸ› Nighty night πŸŒ™ 


Purchase links below:

Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus and Spearmint Bath Salts - Canada $8.98 / USA  2 pack $13.99 

Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus and Spearmint Foaming Bath- Canada $8.98  / USD $4.89

(Current prices shown, subject to change).




Kindly gifted for testing purposes.  

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