XO Jenn & Nicole
Monday, October 27, 2014
Who else is coveting the new iPhone 6 like I am? Believe it or not, LogicGoat is giving one away on their website to one lucky US resident - I know, it's crazy exciting and so generous of them! Well what are you waiting for? Head on over there and enter away. Good luck! You definitely want to be keeping your fingers crossed for this one. Click here to enter.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
It Cosmetics has been getting a lot of attention this past year, so I decided to try their "neutralizing correcting cream", Bye Bye Redness. This is the only CC cream that I've tried but I liked it enough to repurchase a second jar. For me, it is not a HG product but it is handy for those who struggle with redness. It does an amazing job at correcting redness so if that is your only concern, then you this would be one product to try. You can wear this under your foundation or by itself - I wear this instead of foundation on good skin days. My favourite thing about this product is the consistency. The consistency is rather thin and blends to a powder finish/texture so it is super lightweight on the skin. With that said, I find that this does not blend with using your fingers. My favourite way to apply this is with a fluffy synthetic brush like the Real Techniques Buffing brush (I also end up using less of the product when I use this brush). It has a (sweet, pleasant) scent but it does not linger. Bye Bye Redness does come in one shade that is slightly more orange than neutral or yellow, so I don't think this would work for skintones that are super pale or super dark. I recommend this for people who want a lightweight product to even out their skintone.
Buy at It Cosmetics for $32USD
Sunday, September 21, 2014
MDSolarSciences make mineral-based sunscreens with natural ingredients, and physical sunblock (titanium dioxide, 1.5% and zinc oxide 17%). The MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen is made specifically for those with acne and rosacea-prone skin. I have used almost two full tubes of this sunscreen and have never broken out from it, so I definitely vouch for that property. Another one of my favourite properties of the “proprietary blend of ProVention-R™ antioxidants” in it, because SPF and antioxidants are crucial for when I am leaving the house.
In terms of wear, this product is super lightweight, and easy to blend. I don’t get too much of a crazy white-cast with this product as I do with many of the other physical sunscreens out on the market. It does feel “slimy” and silicone-like, but that helps with the blending. I do feel it on my face a bit but not as much compared to other physical sunscreens I’ve tried.
I have been browsing the drugstore and Sephora for a new sunscreen to try but I have yet to find a sunscreen that offers all the benefits that this sunscreen does. For that reason, I have no problem spending another $36CAD on another tube - it is definitely worth it to me.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Miriam, of simplyxclassic. is saying "thank you" to her followers by hosting an amazing giveaway. She not only giving away one prize, but five prizes - and they're all awesome prizes! Up for grabs are a J.CREW gift card, Urban Decay's Naked3 palette, a Jouer Bare Beauty Kit, Deborah Lippmann nail polishes and... a Clarisonic (OMG!!)! I know, right? Go on over there, and keep your fingers crossed! Thank you Miriam for such an amazing giveaway!
Good luck everyone!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Angel Eau Sucrée does not have good lasting power but it is an EDT, so I am not surprised about that however, the scent is quite strong for the first hour or so. It made me somewhat nauseous when I wore one spritz of this on my wrist for the first time. Another thing - do not buy this if you are expecting some trace of Alien because there isn't any. This isn't really anything special, sadly. I bought Thierry Mugler's Angel Eau Sucrée online without smelling it because I am a sucker for sweet scents, and Thierry Mugler scents. Had I had smelled it in stores, I probably would not have purchased it.
Buy at Hudson's Bay
Price: $75 CAD for 50ml