Sunday, November 22, 2020

Provoke Touch of Silver Strengthening Purple Shampoo + Conditioner Review

The ILLUMINEX range from PRO:VOKE Touch of Silver has a new collection of sulphate-free, vegan colour enhancing shampoos and conditioners for brighter blonde hair!

I thought I'd tried pretty much every purple shampoo and conditioner but somehow I hadn't come across or tried Provoke's Touch of Silver strengthening shampoo and conditioner, and I'm pretty mad about it because I've been missing out!!! 😫 And, I just learned that they are the original purple shampoo, so I guess I've been living under a rock!

These products promise to completely remove brassy tones in just one wash = True! PLUS, they also strengthen the hair by repairing damaged hair bonds! 😍😍😍

My hair is bleached, damaged, and had become so brassy! After just one wash, my hair looks, feels, and smells amazing! Transformed, like i went to the salon! My hair is clean and looks and feels much healthier πŸ‘±‍♀️ All it took was 8 minutes to banish my brass: 5 min for shampoo,  and 3 min for conditioner. And, my damaged, brittle hair is left feeling better than ever! No joke! πŸ₯°

Both products are also sulphate free, silicone-free, vegan, and not tested on animals. πŸ™Œ

It's recommended to use these every other wash or once a week, but I've been using them back to back for the last 3 washes because I just can't get enough! 

I'm 100% converted to these beauties and will be purchasing them instead of other purple shampoos and conditioners in the future πŸ’œ 

Have you tried these? If you have blonde, platinum,  grey or white hair that gets brassy, and/or needs some repair, I highly recommend! These would make a fabulous stocking stuffer, too! 🎁

Check them out at 

Available at Rexall Pharma Plus, London Drugs,  pharmasave, and Lawton Drugs. 

Happy Sunday, everyone! 

Amy , XO's

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Eyeshadow Palette Collection and Declutter Fall 2020

Today's post is my eyeshadow collection and a mini declutter.  I've been trying to reorganize my makeup since I purchased this fabulous new makeup storage case (post all about it linked here).

My eyeshadow collection doesn't fit (yet) inside the storage bag because I have a larger than "normal" amount of makeup. I wanted to fit all of my eyeshadows into a separate bag that I could easily access when doing my makeup so I had to downsize a bit. 

I started out by laying everything on the floor and picking out my go-to palettes and favourites.  Then I looked to see where I had a lot of similar colours and decided to part with 3 palettes that I never reach for and I have most of the colours that are in those palettes in other ones that I do reach for.

Above: keep pile 

I use all of these palettes on the regular. Most are neutrals and a there are still a few pops of colour. The Doll 10 Pro Eyeshadow 2 is probably my most reached for palette for an everyday eye look. It would be perfect for work or any professional setting, or just everyday. 

All of these "keep" palettes work well for my aging and hooded eyes!

The Joe Fresh palette is actually a bronzer / highlight palette but I've always used it as an eyeshadow palette as it works better for me that way and it makes a beautiful eye look!

Let me know if you have any questions about any of these and I'd be happy to answer. :)

Above: declutter pile

There's nothing wrong with any of these palettes. The colours are great but the BH cosmetics and Orzya shadows are a bit too creamy/ heavy and pigmented for my liking. This Wet n Wild palette is kind of meh. 

This fabulous Cherry palette missed the keep pile as it doesn't fit inside the makeup bag that is now storing my eyeshadow collection.  I also have a few cream shadows that are not shown as I wasn't decluttering any of them. Luckily,  those also fit inside my eyeshadow makeup bag.

The cream coloured bag shown here now stores all of my eyeshadows except for the Cherry palette that is wedged between my main makeup storage and the eyeshadow storage bag. 

Apologies for the lighting and photos being so varied. I'm doing this at nighttime and blogging from my phone as my laptop is πŸ’€.  And, I thought today would be a great day for a fun and simple Eyeshadow collection  / declutter post. 😊

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Monday, November 2, 2020

New Fall Beauty Products | Haircare, Skincare, Masks and More!

A new season brings fun new Fall Beauty products to play with πŸ™Œ πŸ‚ From Provoke's Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner to 7th Heaven's new 24 Hour hydration face masks, and Foamie's Foaming Cleansing Core shower sponge.. oh, and check out the new slim Invsi bobble! 😍 
I can't wait to try out all these beauties and share my favourites with you! 
Have a fabulous Monday! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Products shown:
🌸 INKcredible Tattoo care
🌸 Mika Wild Watermelon Foam Soap
🌸 7th Heaven's 24 Hour Hydration masks
🌸 Foamie Shower Sponge + cleansing core
🌸 Unic Red Fruit Hair perfume 
🌸 Bubble T Melting Oil Pearls
🌸 invisi bobble new slim hair rings
🌸 Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo and conditioner 

Check out more details on these products at πŸ˜

PR samples sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own. 

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

New Home Makeup Storage Solution + Travel Bag | Minimalist

Left: old makeup storage / Right: new makeup storage

I've always been big on organizing...Searching for ways to better store my makeup and skincare is actually how I discovered the world of Blogging and Vlogging.

I have been slowly downsizing my makeup collection (and working on other areas of my home) over the years. I went from using a large drawer in my desk to store my makeup to using the pink acrylic organizer shown above. More recently, the acrylic organizer was becoming such an eyesore to me as it sat on my home work desk, so I sought out other solutions for my makeup organization conundrum.

I decided to purchase a large makeup storage/ travel bag that comes with customizable dividers. I did a lot of research as I didn't want anything too big nor too small. The first one I purchased was plain black (shown above). Unfortunately, it came with a defective liner so the dividers wouldn't line up or stay in place. After returning that one, I ended up choosing another one that is the exact same size, just different colour and seller. I think that all of these organizers in this size range are the same size although they each show slight variations listed on Amazon (where I purchased mine).

The actual dimensions of both of the cases I ordered are 9" x 10" x 3.5" measured from the exterior

Although they refer to these cases as "travel cases" it's too big for travel for my liking.

I find that the case is very sturdy on the inside and the outside and has a solid zipper closure. The dividers are pretty fabulous for customizing your case to fit your products. In fact, this case would also be great for storing crafts, essential oils, skincare, photography equipment, sunglasses etc. 

The top has pockets meant for makeup brushes but I am storing my eyeliners, lipliners and brow pencils there for now. There is also a side pocket but when I put a small eyeshadow palette inside, I cannot close the case. It would be suitable for thinner products like facial sheet masks. 

I guess I'm a bit of a blush junkie as that seems to be the bulk of my makeup. The funny thing is that I don't wear blush as often as I used to (mask anyone?!). I am definitely a bronzer and highlight girl though!

I am able to fit all of my makeup except for my lip product collection as well as my eyeshadow palette collection. But, let's be real, I have too much makeup still!

I know that once I use up some of these products and as some expire, it will definitely be possible to store my entire makeup collection in this organizer

The organizer sits comfortably in my Ikea Alex desk drawer (the deeper drawer).

I'm so happy to have my makeup collection out of site now and the new makeup storage bag is working out perfectly. It sits in my desk drawer as I get ready. I just pop open the lid and everything is in arms reach and organized so well. Getting ready is a breeze now as every makeup item is in its place.

For now, I still have my makeup brushes and small lip collection on my desktop which I barely even notice compared to when I had the big acrylic organizer on my desk. Don't get me wrong, I love that acrylic organizer and it's gone to good use storing my skincare in my bathroom (shown below).

My acrylic organizer has been repurposed and now lives in the bathroom housing skincare and some hair accessories.

Above you can see the dividers in the organizers and some examples of how you can customize the case. 

The case would also be great for travel if you need or want to travel with a lot of makeup and or skincare as the case is so sturdy. 

I am enjoying this organizer so much that I am definitely thinking of purchasing more for other storage purposes! 😍

This makeup storage case cost me a whopping $20 and it was the best twenty dollars that I've spent in a long while!

Have a great week ahead! 


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