Summer Skincare Must-Haves|AVEENO & NEUTROGENA

 

Hey everyone! So we’re smacked up to the beginning of summer. It’s about 80 degrees where I am right now. So, I thought it would be probably a good idea to have a little chat about sunscreen today. I’m going to show you some of the sample products I just received in the mail from Aveeno and Neutrogena.

Aveeno Summer Must Haves
*Press Samples

I’m a very firm believer that the best sunscreen for you or you could possibly use is the one that you would actually be using. The one that you’ll apply and reapply as much as needed. I love to wear sunscreen with high SPF pretty much everyday in the summer. Yes, I tend to get burn to crisps quite easily, so let just say sunscreen is my life saver.

So many products are out this year, so  many great products actually. I’m super excited because I’m having so much fun doing this review. This year both Brands are introducing their must-haves new mineral sunscreens.

Aveeno Mineral Sunscreen

AVEENO Sensitive Skin SPF 50 – It claims that – this new and improved mineral sunscreens are formulated with naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide and active natural oat to combine effective broad-spectrum UVA sun protection with skin soothing benefits.

I can’t leave home without sunscreen especially when I go for a vacation. So, I’ve been wearing it religiously during our trip to Ottawa and have been loving it. I also shared it with my family members and appreciate how it helps protect our skin from being baked by the UV light. A sunscreen that has a nice and natural soothing scents which reminds me of the beach. I really like the smell even though it reads on the bottle as fragrance free. Honestly, I was intrigued by the non-greasy mineral sunscreen formula. This product isn’t greasy at all and the best thing is that it doesn’t irritate skin. The only cons I can think of is that it leaves a white cast on my dad’s darker skin, but I haven’t found a physical sunblock that doesn’t. If you have dry and sensitive skin then Get yours here!

Baby Sunscreen Aveeno

Next new product is the AVEENO Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 – I’m very happy to have this sunscreen for my 2nd grader. He spent his summer outdoor very much everyday and this is a must-haves for him to wear it whether for soccer or swimming in the pool. I love all Aveeno’s products so I wouldn’t hesitate giving this to him. It’s a brand I trust. Get this for your baby.

Aveeno Cleanser

This is one of my favorite Positively Radiant Cleanser, it leaves my skin feels so soft and completely clean. This is a win. I love the formula, I love the way it smells so natural and slightly medicinal. Available in drugstores.

Daily moisturizer

For younger, oilier skins this lotion alone should be plenty for all day moisture and protection while leaving your skin hydrated. For a daily moisturizer that works, this might be just the ticket for you, too.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial –  is a gentle treatment you leave on for just one minute in the shower and because of the steam, it helps to exfoliate and brighten your skin. I noticed tiny micro beads that’s great for exfoliating death skin. If you’re someone who love multi-tasking when in the shower, this In-Shower facial won’t let you down. Find it here! 

Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

AVEENO Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial is a deeply hydrating moisturizer that you apply at night. It actually reminds me of the Laniege Sleeping Mask which I’ve been reaching for lately. The formula feels very lightweight on skin and it smells so amazing. I’m also amazed at how quick the product absorbs into my skin leaving skin hydrated and smooth. Smells like a walk through the enchanted forest. Another good thing about this product is that it’s oil free and leaves a soft glow on skin

I think this would make a perfect moisturizer for warm summer night. It’s not super hydrating as other night cream I’ve tried during winter months but this just hit the mark. It’s your summer must haves product if you’ve normal to combination skin typed. Your skin is going to thank you for it. You got to try it. 

Makeup Remover Wipes Aveeno

AVEENO Make-Up Removing Wipes – this product contains Total Soy Complex that not only help even out skin tone and texture but visibly transform dull, uneven skin into brighter, more radiant looking skin. I have tried this wipes over the last few days and I’m satisfied by how well it removes my eye and face makeup. This wipes feels a little thicker than other drugstore brands I’ve tried in a good way. I really appreciate its durability. A wipe that cleans and remove all the dirt and makeup with ease. If you haven’t tried this – here’s the link.

Sheer Zinc SPF50

Another two new and improved mineral sunscreens this summer are from NEUTROGENA and it’s their Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 and Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 which I’ll talk about next.

Mineral Sunscreen has increasingly gain its popularity over the past years and was lucky enough to receive package containing a top-up of some of my most-loved Aveeno and Neutrogena products. So I thought I’d put together a post combining these two brands and to tell you a little bit more about some of my favorite skincare items from the collection in case you were interested in trying any out.

If you’re into mineral sunscreen then you just have to try this Neutrogena Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50.  Then your quest for mineral sunscreens ends right here. 

It claims – this gentle formula delivers superior broad spectrum protection against burning UVB and ageing UVA rays – with 2x better UVA protection than the leading mineral sunscreen. It’s mild even on sensitive skin, and it’s free of fragrance, parabens, phthalates, dyes, and irritating chemicals.

With summer officially here, sunscreen with high SPF UVA protection is a must-haves in my household. I love to know what’s your must-haves skincare products this summer?

Sheer Zinc Facial

Next is the NEUTROGENA Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 – it’s of 100% zinc oxide UVA. A new revolutionary product that helps prevent sunburn. I like how easy it applies and doesn’t leave any white globs and disappeared into skin rather quickly. I appreciate a good consistency product which is neither overly liquidy nor thick. This mineral sunscreen is on my check list. Try it out for yourself! 

Body Stick Sunscreen

I’m very excited to be testing out the Ultra Sheer Facial and Body Stick Sunscreen by Neutrogena. This is my first time seeing sunscreen in a stick format. My first thought was a deodorant but a sunscreen with SPF 50+ in a stick – this I’m intrigued to try. Love the amazing scents and I like that it glides on like a dream. No mess on application and so convenient to use. A travel friendly packaging that’s leak proof and the best part is that you can just throw it in your purse. This mineral-based stick sunscreen won’t clog pores, and it helps to prevent signs of aging while protecting your skin. Waterproof and lightweight, for a full face and body UVA protection, try this mineral sunscreen the next time you’re out and about.

I’ve already posted it in my Instagram because I love it so much. I’m very much into skincare right now. Aveeno is hands down one of my favorite drugstore brand.

If you’re new to the brand definitely make sure you try some of the products that I’ve mentioned. Let me know what you think and if you love Aveeno and Neutrogena as much as I do!

So, thanks for stopping and read. I also like to thank Aveeno and Neutrogena for this great opportunity to collaboration.  And until next time, I’m wishing a Great Skin Health! Bye!!!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Youtube Made Me Buy It – Makeup Products

 

Hi guys! If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m a makeup addict, and for most of you who have no knowledge of my beauty product addition! Just so that you know, in fact next to reading blog posts on all different topics, watching beauty bloggers on YouTube is something else that I love. And yes, I take their opinions seriously!

I found out, on YouTube of course, makeup products they swear by it. So, here’s Youtube made me buy it products.

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I did my Sephora online order recently using ebates cash back for 4% returns and for those of you who aren’t familiar with ebates, click here to find out more. I’ll also put a link down below if you care to check it out. In case you’re wondering, no I’m not paid or affiliated with ebates. I’m sharing good news of earning cash back as you shop.

Sorry I went tangent, let’s get back to the point. I got Nars Radiant Concealer and Sephora Matte Lip Color, while the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skincare travel set has been sitting in the storage room for a couple of months because I didn’t got the time to try all of them out. So sorry about that guys! There are so many products that I wanted to test run for you guys but with so little time.

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Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color in Ruby Luster. You can get them at Sephora and there’s 12 colors to choose from.

I’ve never tried any Sephora brand lipsticks before and I was super excited to give this a test run the moment I got it in my hot paws.

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I really like the applicator because it’s a flat doe tip so it’s very easy to line your lips and just turn it over flat to fill in the color. It doesn’t have any scents at all, that’s actually a good thing because like most lip products the scents lingers.

What is it? 

  • It’s a matte liquid lipstick with a subtle sheen
  • It’s long wearing and hydrating
  • Has rose seed hip oil
  • $16 at Sephora

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It’s the most pretty bold matte color that you must have in your life.  The color is so pigmented and long wearing. Definitely feels lightweight on the lips as if not wearing anything at all. I like how comfortable it make my lips feel. It doesn’t feel sticky whatsoever but you’ve to be extra careful when applying this. A precision hand is required so that the product won’t stick on your teeth. Overall, I find it glides on smoothly and the best thing is that it gives you a pretty nice kissable lips. Don’t you think?

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It doesn’t dry down to completely matte as you can see here, I actually kind of like the slight luster of it. It’s subtle and not drying on lips and it doesn’t give the matte finish I was expecting. I wore it the other day when I picked up my son and I got so many compliments from other moms.

Bottom line: This is not really a con because it says it’s a luster matte. So it’s not Matte guys. If you want matte go for the Matte Lip Creams by sephora collection. In conclusion, I really love this lip color. It looks flattering on me and the claims are on point. So yay!

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. I got a deluxe size for now because I want to try out this shade before committing to the full size.

I think this is the product that I’m most excited out of my three purchase. I’ve been wanting to try out Nars concealer for a while now and this will hopefully be one of my first purchases in the line if all goes well.

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I’m always on the hunt for new concealer products to try, so when I saw one of my favorite youtuber raved about it, I’m down to give it a shot. I’ve been dying to try this out and boy was I impressed with the full coverage on the under eye areas. It’s creamy and works very well with any foundation. I didn’t notice any crease or crack from this product. Also, it’s multi functional which I really appreciate.

Let me just say that this is a pretty custard shade which I really like. I really like that it covers my dark under eyes circle very well and it looks fresh on the skin. I want to point it out that the formula could be a little bit thick and heavy but if you use a beauty blender like I did to blend, you wouldn’t have any problem because it blends out really easily.

I’ll definitely get a full size tube on this one.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Make a Splash Hydrating Skin Saver travel set (LE). Whew! That’s quite a mouthful! I got the set awhile ago and the last time I checked, they’ve something similar which is also a limited edition of the Hydration Vacation Skincare travel set.

This product has me very excited.

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Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer – My skin has always been at some level of dehydration. That’s part of the reason with me having a dry to combination skin. At my age, I’ve lost the overproduction of oil and developed dryness quite drastically. So, I was very keen to give it a test run.

It’s thin and gel like but it’s very hydrating. This is a formula that dry skin users will benefit most from. It quickly absorbs into skin without leaving been greasy or oily. It just leave my skin with a nice glow that isn’t shiny but dewy finish. It’s actually great for both day and night use which is a rarity in the gel moisturizer world .

Another thing I want to mention is that it has a slight lavender scents which I wouldn’t be very concerned about. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like scented or fragrance smell in your skincare products then you might want to skip this.

All in all, I’m very happy to have try this. It’s a very nice gel moisturizer and considerably more hydrating than other gel moisturizers I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past. This is such a great treat for my dry skin.

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Deep Dive Cleansing Gel – It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling clean & baby soft. One important factor is the fragrance. This is “lavender oil-infused” and has a lavender that’s very pretty and relaxing. However, like I mentioned earlier if you’re sensitive users then you might not love this.

A product that marketed for all skin-types. It claims to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C. It does a good job removing foundation and color cosmetics and rinses clean away.

It works well as a cleanser should be but I find it to stripe the moisture out after use from my ever drier skin. Anyways, I’ll continue to use it till its empty.

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Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist – This is the third product from this travel set. With my dry skin situation, I welcome and am a fan of a more dewy makeup look so I like this product.

According to Tarte’s website it says as follows: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist is a new four-in-one facial mist that acts as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. So far, I’ve tried only with the misting and I can say it feels refreshing and the mist is an even mist, which I appreciate. From my experience, this is a good product for my combination skin. It keeps my makeup intact.

I’ll be working on trying it out as a primer the next coming days. I’ll report back on the development once I get more use of the product.

I really hope that you enjoy reading my latest post. So glad to find these products to be actually working on me. Shout out to the Youtubers that made me buy it.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? What has Youtube made you buy in the past? I’d love to know what products you guys would recommend that I try, so please leave me a comment down below and tell me what your favorites are!

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Labstory – Korean Skincare & Makeup Products

 

Happy Wednesday guys! Hope you’ve a nice and productive week this far. If you’ve been following me on Snapchat or Facebook, it’s been a bit crazy for me and honestly what’s new? I’ve been having problem with my health and emotions again lately. Blogging has kept me going and moving forward. It forces me to get out of the bed each morning and keeps me on a schedule.

Having said that, I like to try as much product as I can from good brands or reputable brands I trust and want to work with. When Lab Story approached me not too long ago if I’ll be interested to do a collaboration with them, I can’t say no to that.

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* Press Samples

Today’s post highlight four of my latest love for these skincare products. I never tried anything from the brand. This is my first time trying out products from Lab Story. Quickly I fell in love with Lab Story and here’s my story.

I received four full sample size products in the mail and I’m super excited to share my thoughts and opinions.

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LAB STORY Facial Cleansing Foam Whitening Cleanser

This is by far my most favorite cleansing foam I’ve ever tried from a Korea brand. It smells divine and a little goes a long way. Just a tiny bit not bigger than the size of a pea is all you need to cleanse the whole face.

My current go to cleansing foam. I’ve been washing my face with the cleansing foam since I got it and I’ve loving it. This photo doesn’t do it justice but when you add a little more water, the foam lather like no other. My skin feels so smooth and soft after rinsing them. The fragrance of the herbs and fruit extracts are so inviting. Makes me look forward to my evening skincare routine every day.

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LAB STORY Deep Pore Purifying Cleansing Foam Extra Mild Oil Control

Next is another cleansing foam that combats oily skin while going deep into the pores. They use natural ingredients such as tea tree leaf oils and herbs extracts which I really like.

Since I’ve combination to dry skin, I only used this for a week. I didn’t notice a huge dryness on my face, but I like the gentle foaming action that it delivers to your face. It goes on and washes off so easily. It smells fresh and clean.

This would be prefect for me try again in summer when the weather gets warmer and a little more humid. I’ll test it again for a little while longer and report back my final verdict on this one.

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LAB STORY Perfect Blemish Balm Korean BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ 50ml

BB Cream (Blemished Balm) of the East. Although BB cream has a history that it begins in Germany, it’s the Korean that got hold of this product with the intention to get a flawless skin. But these days, you see every brands own a BB cream (stretching from East to the West) and they cater to different skin types and different demands across the world.

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I was so excited to put my first experience to the test. This product has only one shade if I’m not mistaken and I’m happy to say that it’s a good match for my skin tone. It gives a good sheer to decent medium coverage. It’s feels lightweight and doesn’t feel tacky at all. It blends on beautifully and no streaky lines to be seen.

It claims to smoothes the skin and protects the skin from foreign harms and everyday UV. It covers skin blemishes effectively and equalizes the skin tone allowing for a natural clear makeup.

I second the claim for I could see that this product works amazingly as a blurring agent that covers pores and skin imperfections. This could be my holy grail Asian BB cream.

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LAB STORY Anti Wrinkle Whitening Cream Skincare Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ 40ml 

Last but not least, I got this Whitening Cream which I assume it to be another BB cream but this has platinum powder in it. Well, at least that’s how I’ve been using it. It has SPF 50+ which is so perfect for spring to summer. If wrinkles worries you, what do you think of this Anti Wrinkle cream?

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It has a very nice consistency and not thick in formula. It goes on smoothly and blends amazingly. I use beauty sponge but you can use brush whichever you like. It gives a very nice coverage and it smells so good. And I really like the dewy finish results on my dry to combination skin.

It’s so hard to make good skincare and makeup products and Lab Story does it amazingly on both categories.  So, it’s to no surprise I’m loving these products so much. I highly recommend this brand if you’re on the market for some great skincare products that actually work. I don’t have anything bad to say about them. I’m very impressed with the quality and will definitely go back to this brand again and again. Don’t have to take my word for it. You got to try it yourself!

If you want a chance to try everything in today’s post, you can check out Lab Story Korea, Amazon or Ebay and learn more about their products at the websites.

Have you tried Lab Story before? What are some of your favorites I’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re beginners to mavens, all are welcome here!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. In the meantime come and say hi! I’ll see you on my next blog, bye!

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Paula’s Choice & Acure Collaboration

 

Hey guys! Sometimes you find a beauty brand that gives you serious lust, and you’re just desperate to try them. Does that ever happened to you? And today is when my dream comes true. I was given the opportunity to do a collaboration with Paula’s Choice and Acure. So, thank you!

Oh my gosh! I was super excited beyond imagination. The coolest thing to happened before the end of 2016. Don’t you think!

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*press samples

I received these products in my mail a while ago and I’ve been testing them diligently over the past month. When it comes to skincare, I love to give enough time to test them out before I share my thoughts and opinions.

Products I got in the package is Paula’s Choice Skincare Radiance Renewal Mask, Resist Brightening Essence and last but not least the magical Wonderfluff Argan Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask by Acure. These are all full size sample products.

A short summary of my skin type. I’ve combination to dry skin typed and lately I’ve been having good skin days. Woohoo!

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I’ll start with this renewal mask first. This product is selling for $36.00 in full size.

Look more radiant – The first step to having a hydrated beauty is to take good care of your skin. Removing your makeup before going to sleep at night is essential for removing impurities that can clog pores, and dull the skins natural radiance.

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Having said that, applying this renewal mask once a week after your evening skincare routine is utmost important for a better result to having a radiant and better looking skin tone.

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I use a generous amount of this product and apply them as if applying moisturizer all over the face. It feels so good on skin and absorbed nicely leaving skin a slightly dewy finish. It has a nice scents to it which wasn’t overpowering at all. And the best thing is, you don’t have to rinse them.

So, it means that this product is still working to improves and restores your skin tone while you’re taking your beauty sleep. I’ve been wearing this for a couple of times since I got it and there’s some apparent difference to my skin that I noticed. My skin feels so much softer and a patch of the dull skin on my left cheek had disappeared. I’m quite impressed with the results and glad that it’s for all skin types.

I’ll definitely continue to use until to the very last drop.

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Moving on is their Resist Brightening Essence which I’m using again today as I blog. With the dry winter air being so unforgiving, I know my skin is going to suffer from it. Is there anything better than having an essence to help REVITALIZE dull complexion!

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This product is a little pricey standing at $42.00 a bottle but for something that actually works, then I’m game.

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I really like the applicator. It’s elegant and dispenses the proper amount I need. The formula of the essence is lightweight (liquid consistency) and may I say, a little goes a long way. The amount in this bottle is going to last me for a while. In terms of value, I think this is a good investment for your money.

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Last product I wanted to mention is this Acure Organics Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask. This product is cruelty, vegan and paraban free. It’s also organic in case you want to know!

I love love love the scents of argan oil and gardenia. It really smells amazing! Ahhh!!! So aromatherapic. Comes in a tube packaging with a net wt: 1.4 fl oz for $19.99.

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As I’ve been on the market for a good cream to fight wrinkles is an understatement. I was super excited when I received this with the other beauty masks. This product is particularly targeting on wrinkles and for all skin types.

I’ve been wearing this every single night except when I was testing on the renewal mask before going to bed after I put on my night cream and I’m satisfied with how smooth and soft my skin feels. I can’t say if it knock out wrinkles since mine aren’t visible enough but just the fact that it’s hydrating is what my skin needs for now.

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Well, I didn’t have a visible wrinkles but I like to prevent and delay this wrinkle situation as I aged.

Overall, I’m impressed with these products and definitely going to continue to use them.

What changes do you make during winter months to keep your skin in tip top shape? Let me know in your comments below!

This is not an affiliate link but I just checked on their website that if you order now from their website you get 20% off + Free shipping + Free Duo on $65. Use the promo code: PAULADAYS 

Thanks a million for be an awesome friend! Hope you’ve a lovely week. [muah]

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Blogtober* SKIN18 Korean Facial Treatment Favorites

 

Hey everybody! Welcome back to my blog 🙂 Today I’ve super super excited post to show you all my new blog post of the face masks I’ve posted on my Instagram feed not too long ago.

So today, I’m going to talk about facial mask favorites. It’s the products I got from SKIN 18 to do this blog post. This is my second time doing a collaboration with Skin 18 and I’ve been quite impressed with their initial samples and so when they contacted me the second time, I couldn’t say no. Reason because I really like it. You guys know that I only work with brands that I’m confident with.

These are sheet masks that I personally used the find it work and make a noticeable difference straight away. I’m quite impressed with all the products and I’m going to talk to you all today.

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*Press Samples

So, here are the sheet masks, nose strips, moisturizing pack and modeling cup pack.

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First time trying this Modeling Cup Pack by Inoface Cosmetics. This is a Korean brand and this is a unique face mask I would say. I haven’t tried any powder mask before and this cup pack intrigued me to try it.

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It comes in a cute sturdy plastic cup packaging like so and inside it you’ll find a spatula for mixing the mold. I’m not a big fan of product that comes in powder form, reason being I find it a little cumbersome and messy. But this one is so easy to mix into a batter which is good news.

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To make your own mask. All you have to do is follow this simple step. Just add water (1/2 of the products) into the cup and then mix it  well with the spatula provided. Once you’ve mixed it evenly, apply this sticky modeling pack rapidly on the face. After 15-20 minutes, peel off the mask/pack and clear up the residues. I like applying serum and moisturizer after my mask treatment. It feels so good and refreshing.

You can also recycle the cup. That’s also good for the environment!

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Moving on are the sheet mask by Luxe and their nose strips. I really love this brand after testing their eye strips. Their products smells amazing and they don’t cause skin irritation whatsoever. I’ve sensitive skin and when I had this sheet mask on, I didn’t noticed any tingling or discomfort at all. The whole time, my skin just absorbs the goodness of this collagen essence in. It feels so rejuvenating and just one word to describe it : AMAZING!

I put this at night and the next morning my skin feels so soft, so plump and fresh. It definitely calms my skin down.

Behind the packaging, you’ll find a bilingual instructions on how to apply and the ingredients used. I highly recommend it.

Next I’m going to talk about the nose strip and the nose cleansing strip. Both amazing products. I always thought I don’t have much whiteheads on my nose until it was revealed to me how gross and scary it looks when I peeled the nose strip off. You know right, whiteheads are very hard to spot. And Oh my gosh! When the truth was revealed to me and seeing all my whiteheads stuck on the strip, I know right away that I must have this in my life. Seriously!

Both  of these nose strips smells amazing. The nose strip really smells like mugwort plant and lemon tea smells so refreshing. I also tried the lemon tea cleansing strip a few days ago and I really like it. It works wonderfully as the mugwort strip except with different scents. Overall, yay!

So if you’re in the market for nose strips, I suggest you check out this one. They’re decent in price and it works great.

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Since the weather is getting colder and drier my skin has been screaming for moisturizer all these times. Normally, I would slap a handful of my Lancome Bientfait day cream to keep my skin moisturize. You know, I’ve dry-combination skin and this Aloe Soothing Mask is a must have in each and everyone’s drawer. Teenagers under 18 years – you might want to skip this and go to the next product.

As it says on the packaging, this is an Anti-Aging Aloe Soothing Mask and they weren’t kidding when they said that. This is more for hydrating your skin than anything else.

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It feels soothing, cooling and relaxing when you first applied the sheet mask on. But before the mask, follow the instruction to as Step 1 which is the anti-aging ampule. I applied it on and gently massaged them in. Then I have the sheet mask on for 25-30 minutes.

Once I took off the sheet mask, I usually like to rub the formula in by massaging it in circular motion. Then, I go ahead to step 3 by applying the night cream to really set my skin with this awesome moisturizer.

I find this really good. I know for a fact that aloe vera gel is good for helping skin healing, scars, burnt and many other usages. So, when you’ve a packet full of aloe vera on a sheet mask, I tell you, it’s a must try.

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The next that I’ve been loving is this Cucumber Essence Mask Sheet by Beauty Friends. If you’re looking for a smooth and brightening mask for your complexion then this one is for you. It smells very cleansing and cucumber-y, if that make any sense. Conclusion is that I like that it leaves my skin feeling fresh.

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Lastly, this is one of my favorite. This Moisturizing Cucumber Pack is amaze-ball. It’s really kind of  moisturizing and nourishing to your skin. It feels so moisturizing and when you massage it in, it’s gel type watery.

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So, that’s it for today’s favorites. I hope you like this type of post. Let me know if you want to read any high-low favorites blog post in this kind of line. Let me know in the comment section below any suggestions what you want me do next.

What do you think guys? Will you be checking these out soon? Comment below your reply. I love to read your comments.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and I can’t wait to see you again on the next one. Bye!

Thanks so much.

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer: I have been given this product in exchange for a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  

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Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream – Review

 

Hey Gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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*press sample

Today I wanted to share this free Clarins Paris skincare product I received from Pharmaprix for my consideration.I was excited to try this product out because you all know that I love me a good skincare, so I was super excited to give this one a try!

Let’s get started.

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*Clarin Paris Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle lifting cream for all skin type with a net wt: 0.5 oz in this tube. Regular size is for CAD$87.00 a jar.First of all, let me say that I’m a huge fan of Clarins skincare products to begin with. I did a few skincare reviews by Clarins Paris in several postings in the past.

The formula is creamy, smells fresh and clean. It’s light and apply easily.

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In my opinion, I find this product not so suitable as a day cream because it doesn’t contain sunscreen/SPF. But since I apply my moisturizer with SPF before applying this cream then, it’s not that bad. Or you could apply also use it when you know that you’re planning to stay indoors.

On the back of the packaging, the instruction says, “A powerful wrinkle lifting formula. Apply every morning to face and neck”.

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Conclusion, I really like this cream. It doesn’t cause me any break outs and it’s gentle to my skin. Probably a little too early to say that it helps lift wrinkles but it definitely make my skin feeling hydrated, soft and smooth. I love how it feels and moisturizes my skin.

An excellent product that makes your skin feeling so fresh and awesome. Definitely a keeper!

Alrighty, so that’s pretty much it for today’s post! I’ll see you  again on the next one. Bye!

As always, I appreciate you guys for stopping by to read. Thanks so much!

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All Natural To Nature – Caprina Goat’s Milk Products

 

 

Hey guys! So happy to see you here.

I received a few of the products from Canus a month ago for consideration. This is my first experience with the brand Caprina. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t very sure about their brand but boy I can tell you that their products are a game changer for me. Continue reading further down to hear why I said that.

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*press sample

But first of all, let’s start by knowing a little bit about Canus. Just bear with me for a little longer. 🙂

Brief history of Canus Company: You’d never believe if I told you that …

“It all started with a bar of soap and a goat.The company’s product line has expanded Canus was making fresh goat’s milk body wash, fresh goat’s milk lotions and more. The entire line was made using fresh goat’s milk. It is still the same today.” Products are available in US and Canada.

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You might have seen this brand while at your local drugstores and have you ever wonder what is this brand anyways? Then you’re not alone. I can totally relate and after trying out some of the products which I’ll be sharing down below if you continue reading, I can quickly summed it up by saying that this drugstore brand has been under-rated. It’s by far an amazing products that will take care of your skin.

Can I surprise you by telling you that it contains goats’ milk and shea butter to keep your skin  smooth and moisturized.

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Here is the claims on the back of the packaging. It’s paraben free and this finished product is not tested on animals. Made in Canada!

I’ve been trying this body lotion for more than 3 weeks now and I can confidently say it really works. The texture of the cream is smooth with very nice consistency. It has a slight scents of the shea butter that doesn’t really bother me at all. I don’t feel that its tacky or sticky like some other lotion do.

The formula absorb into skin nicely and it feels really fresh especially after taking your shower/bath.

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I always look for gentle and natural body wash that could really do its job to actually clean from top to bottom. I go through my body wash a lot. I’m almost 3/4 emptying this body wash already. I’ll keep the bottle for my Favorite June Empties!

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A small quantity of gel is sufficient to clean the whole body. I usually apply  say the size of a quarter coin for it to lather (bubbles). It feels nice and natural. I really like it, period!

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Last but not least is the Fresh Goats Milk Soap. Oh my gosh! It smells divine. I got mine in Original Formula and it’s the best soap I’ve ever tried. I placed it in my powder room for guests and it makes the room smells amazing.

I’ve tried the soap to wash my hands and I really love it.

Hope you all enjoy this post, the product and the look and I can’t wait to see what you all think!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Best Of L’Oreal New Age Perfect Drugstore -Night Cream

 

 

Hey Guys! Welcome to my blog today.

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I can’t believe it’s already mid June! Can you? We’re half way through the year! I’e been trying out this limited edition Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream for a month now and I’m ready to share my thoughts and opinion on this product.

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I’ll be honest, I normally spend a lot of money on my skin care products but this drugstore L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream just floored me over. I’ve never been so excited since my Lancome Renergie Lift Multi Action Cream which I’ve gone through it a couple of weeks ago.

Then I saw this product at Winners and was hesitant at first to get it but I did since it was only CAD$5.99 for the net wt: 0.5 oz. And oh boy! So glad I did.

I like that it comes in a jar instead of a pump bottle.  The packaging is heavy and solid feeling.

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Ever since I have been using the L’Oreal Age Perfect creams, people have been telling me that my skin looks really good. I’ve also noticed that I’m been having many good skin days lately. So yay!

In case, you don’t know, let me brief you about my skin. I’ve a mature skin type with combination to dry skin but this product really makes my skin feeling amazingly smooth and healthy. I couldn’t find other good thing to say except, it’s impressively moisturizing and creamy.

The fragrance is noticeably there when you apply them but fades quickly. I wasn’t so bothered by the scents.

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When I first put it on at night, the fine lines on the side of y mouth vanish, which I found pretty incredible!

After trying this for the last 3 weeks, I’m very happy with the results. The formula does make my skin feel firmer and hydrated. Loving this right now.

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I’m almost three quarter way through this jar and will definitely repurchase.

Overall, I honestly feel that you cannot see the results in a couple of days but after two or three weeks after, you will see a huge difference. Highly recommended!

This would be a good alternative for my $70.00 night cream when I’m on a budget buy. If you have a dry skin type and would like to venture into high street brands, this L’Oreal Age Perfect is made for you.

What do you think of this product? Have you tried any of L’Oreal’s products that works on you? I love to hear your comments.

As usual, thank you for stopping by to read. I’ll see you again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Our May Guest Post! “10 Reasons Why You Should Not Use Steam”

 

 

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for my guest this month? Let me introduce you to the beautiful Vaileria, a health and beauty expert. I’m honor to have her here with us in this blog. 

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Title – 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Use Steam

Apparently, we all have busy schedules to meet each day if we are to earn our daily living. Therefore, when we have some time off, we may get into different forms of relaxation.  We may get into laughing clubs or even massaging centers. For some people, a steam bath is the best and closest option.  In health or even sports and gym clubs, the facility is usually availed and also made accessible to everyone.  Several people like using the facility for relaxation purposes.  While you can enjoy using the bath and relaxing, you can also forget your stress and challenges.

Lately, steam baths have gained a lot of popularity. The facility is being widely used among both men and ladies.  The fitness centers, gyms, beauty centers and salons, as well as sports club, have steam baths availed for all.  Enjoying the hotness of the steam on the body feels great and provides a deal of relaxation and enjoyment to many. However, it has some benefits, advantages as well as disadvantages. Unfortunately, the users only care about how well they relax, and some other benefits. Some  of the benefits of steam baths include weight loss and regulation of blood flow under the skin. At the same time, others believe that it is a critical detoxifying agent. Besides, others use it to kill and eliminate harmful pathogens under the skin. It is essential and vital, however, to be keen on the cons of using steam on the skin. The following are some of the cons of using steam on the skin:

 

  • Absorption of impurities into the Skin

 

The water being used in the steam baths may be too hot. This, therefore, can cause the absorption of the impurities into the body. Some of the impurities could be dangerous and harming to the body cells. Among the impurities that can penetrate the skin are chlorine and fluorine.

 

  • Skin dehydration

 

The steam tends to increase the temperatures in the body. This, therefore, causes loss of water from the skin.  Sweating can occur as one takes a steam bath and thus lose a lot of water. Whereas steam bathing can have advantages such as dealing with the dark spots on the face, it can cause skin dryness. Some people may even forget to moisturize the skin after steam bathing. This habit is critical and skin damaging.

 

  • Worsening Infections

 

The steam may be dangerous and can worsen infections on the skin.  If the skin has open sores, acne or scars, the germs in the steam could cause worsening of the condition as well as allowing pathogens into the skin. If one uses public steam baths, the places may be dirty, and the steam could mix with the dirt in the air and cause infections on the skin.

 

  • Dry skin

 

The habit of using steam too many times on the skin can cause dryness.  At the same time, it can result in or cause the skin to overproduce oil. These increase the risk of acne breakout.

 

  • Irritation

 

Using steam can leave the skin irritated and also itchy.  In addition, the hot steam could find its way into the skin and remain there.  This water can then cause itching and burn-like sensations.

 

  • Skin Sagging

 

The habit of steaming the skin regularly may have the effects of skin sagging. To start with, the steam destroys the natural skin lipid layer that is vital for skin protection and warming.  At the same time, it may give the skin suppleness for some time. However, after the activity, it causes skin sagging as the skin relaxes. Some people do face steaming hoping it will work like a cleanser for face. However, it may cause more harm to the skin than benefits.

 

  • Acne-Breakouts Risk

 

Experts indicate that acne prone skin may suffer if an individual keeps using steam. The habit could increase the risks for acne and pimple breakouts.  This is because the skin’s top layer may swell after steaming.  The layer after swelling, traps dust, oils, as well as bacteria into the skin pores.  At the same time, these substances can cause and increase the skin inflammation.

 

  • Clogging the pores

 

If those harmful substances, including the dust and bacteria get into the pores after steaming, they may remain there for days as some people assume that steaming reduces the dirt in the pores. The pores could get clogged and thus encourage breakouts.

 

  • Could Cause pain on Skin and Headaches

 

Users can suffer headaches when using or after using steam baths. Sometimes, the facilities may be improperly installed. In addition, the heat could be too much, and could cause pain afterward.

 

  • Worsening of Asthma and Heart Condition

 

Asthma and heart conditions can worsen if an individual is using the steam facility. These conditions usually worsen if there is either a lot of heat or too much cold. It is thus essential that individuals suffering from both conditions and issues avoid using steam.

Conclusion

Well, we are not concluding that steam is entirely dangerous and harmful for the skin.  However, using it with a little moderation is vital. Evidently, it can have undesirable effects and cause issues with the skin.  You can go for a steam bath probably once in a month.  If you prefer DIY therapies for steaming, be keen and avoid steam that is extremely hot.  Keep in mind that frequent sessions using a steam bath are not advisable as they could make the skin dry, dehydrated, acne prone as well as infected.  At the same time, it is harmful to health, especially those people who are suffering from asthma and heart conditions.

 

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Question Tuesday! How Do You Keep …

 

 

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So for this “Question Tuesday “, I asked- How do you keep your skin moisturized during the warmer seasons?

Moisturizing-Dots

Here’s what you could choose … (you could select multiple answers)

A. Apply lip balm

B. Use moisturizer with higher SPF

C. Wear BB cream instead of foundation

D. Apply body lotion

E. Drink lots of water

Not surprisingly, many people do feel the need to layer on the moisture this time of year with SPFs! I definitely answered all of the above! I’m really impressed with that I hope you’ll discover yours as well! 😀

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

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Lancome Eye Makeup Remover – Save or Splurge

 

 

 

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Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover at the moment could probably be the last quest on my search for a holy grail eye makeup remover .

It comes together in my Lancome train set I got a few months ago from Pharmaprix (local drugstore).

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I’m cheap! Well not really but when it comes to eye makeup remover, I always tend to go for a middle to high end brands. I think of nothing when I splurge for $36.50 on 4.2 fl oz makeup remover knowing that it wouldn’t hurt my sensitive eyes.

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I’ve the same mentality like others, don’t get me wrong me here. Well, I can buy a new eyeshadow palette or compact close to the price tag but for me I rather invest in a good makeup remover that wouldn’t cause irritations to my eyes.

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I’ve tried to get on board with Neutrogena Oil Free Makeup Remover, it’s pretty good but not as good as Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover.

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Available now at Sephora and drugstores.

Have you tried it? Leave your comments below.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

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Aveeno Skin Relief Product Review

 

Hey everyone!

Spring is finally here! And Springtime also means warmer weather and more outdoor activities. Just in time to spring I just received some press samples from Aveeno Active Naturals for my honest review.

I was recently approached by Blog Meets Brand for this opportunity to talk about the products I really love, AVEENO! I jumped to the chance and here’s what I want to share with all of you.

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*Press Samples

Aveeno has always been known for their gentle and natural, sensitive skin friendly products which are fragrance-free. But with their new Skin Relief product line, I feel that now many whom has sensitive or dry skin can also enjoy.

Formulated with Active Natural Oats, the products in Aveeno Skin Relief lines are fragrance-free, non-greasy with fast absorbing formula. It also contains rich emollients that work to moisturize and relieve dry, itchy skin it cleans.

Let’s jump in to read more about the skin relief products from Aveeno.

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Product lineup from left to right:

AVEENO® Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash and Skin Relief Hand Cream. 

This latest addition of Skin Relief line to Aveeno has been clinically proven to relieve and soothe extra dry, itchy and cracked skin.

I’ve been testing out all these three products: I must say that they’re a delightful trio for dry, sensitive skin!!!

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Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash in 354 ml for CAD$7.99 – CAD$8.99 depending on the store locations.

This active naturals Skin Relief Body Wash has a lot of going on in it. It says on the bottle to cleanse and moisturizes, to soothe itchy, dry skin.

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This body wash is creamy, soap free body wash with natural oatmeal and rich emollients, moisturizes to relieve itchy skin as it cleans.

If you’re looking for a body wash with lots of bubbles then this product line may not be to your satisfaction. This body wash works wonder if you’ve dry itchy skin that needs some relieve. It works like magic.

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Next up is the Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion with net wt 354 ml for CAD$9.99 is infused with active naturals oatmeat with soothing oat essence and natural shea butter that moisturizes for 24 hours.

This lotion helps lock in moisture and restore skin’s moisture barrier on dry skin in a day. The formula is non-greasy and it absorbs quickly into skin. It make your skin feeling smooth and soft. You don’t even remember you had dry skin problem before. That’s how good this product is.

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I can smell the oatmeal scent but that was it. It’s very natural, and it doesn’t have the artificial sweet or floral smell, it has a nice, clean smell that I love.

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Just like the facial lotion, this Skin Relief Hand Cream with net wt 97 ml for CAD$7.47 – CAD$9.99 is packs with active natural colloidal oatmeat ingredients that makes it creamy, long lasting and works to relief extra dry skin. It’s lightweight, non-greasy formula spreads and absorbs easily into skin, leaving skin soft and smooth.

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I’ve been using this hand cream for my little boy who has dry skin on his hands and it has been great for his dry skin. He likes it just as much as I do! Yea!

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This one is a winner all around!

Aveeno Skin Relief products are available at your drugstores, mass merchandiser nationwide.

Overall conclusion: If you’re looking for a product that helps you solve itchy skin that needs relief, then look no further. Run to your nearest drugstore and pick Skin Relief products that really works. Whether you have sensitive/dry skin or not, add these to your skincare routine. I don’t only like these products, I love it. You don’t have to take my word for it, you got to try THESE!

Any skin relief products from Aveeno that you simply love? Make sure to leave your comments below. I love to hear what you think.

Alright-y, that’s pretty much it for today’s post! Hope to see you again on the next one. Thank you for stopping by.

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Disclosure* These products were a PR sample, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

 

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