Sunday, February 28, 2016

O.P.I Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Oil - Review

It's still really cold here in Canada and there's nothing worse than winter for our nails and cuticles so I thought using this Nail and Cuticle Oil by OPI Avoplex would definitely help me with that.

I have two different styles of this product. One is in a nail polish form, the other one is in a squeeze tube that has a brush applicator. These are definitely the same product but as I said in two different packaging. The one that comes in a nail polish form is easier to use at home, preferably at a desk, so it can stay on the desk and not spill everywhere when applying it to the nails. The tube packaging can be used pretty much anywhere and as the name suggests "to go", can go in a purse, or a pocket if you really need it that bad all the time haha but I keep mine beside my bed table usually. The both styles of this product is easy to use in my opinion and the oil absorbs pretty quickly. It's doesn't evaporate in seconds but it won't take hours to absorbs either. (that's how it is for me at least). It has a very light scent but I honestly can't pinpoint what it smells like. It's not an oil scent if you know what I mean, some face oils does have that sort of oil smell to them, which isn't all that pleasant in my opinion. The scent of this oil is not strong at all, and I haven't had any issues with this irritating my nails and cuticles. 

This is a very moisturizing nail and cuticle oil and what I like about this is that, when I apply it on my nails and specially cuticles, it doesn't drip or start to get runny with the warmth of my hands and go everywhere, which is great. I really enjoy using this during winter and colder months, because that's when my cuticles specially get cracked and dry. I like to use this at night, right before I go to sleep because then it can do it's thing, without me getting in the way of it. In the ingredients, there are lots of good oils added in this which I'm sure helps a lot with softening and moisturizing cuticles. So overall, I really like this product and I do recommend it to anyone with dry nails and cuticles.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream - Review

"Put dullness to rest. This night cream is fortified with a system of time-released resurfacers, minerals, moisture-rich replenishers, and vitamins C, E, and H to refresh and support naturally radiant morning skin. Relaxing aromas lull you to sleep and dry, dead layers slough away leaving skin looking bright and feeling refreshed."

I have had this cream for a while, the big jar is actually empty, which means I finished it all. Then I got a smaller size and decided to review it for you guys, because I had the actual cream to take pictures of and all that stuff. For a long time, I wanted to try this out and I got lucky to get to try it out with using my Sephora beauty points. It came with a couple different Origins products and this was one of them.

This Renewal Cream comes in a dark brown glass jar. It's a rich cream, feels thick and creamy yet smooth and very easy to spread out on the skin. It has a very refreshing, orange citrus scent. I absolutely love the smell. A little bit of this goes a long way and it can cover my whole face and neck. It's very moisturizing but didn't leave my skin feeling oily at all. I think dry skins like me will like this, but I'm not sure about oily skins, because this can feel a little too thick for them but it all just depends on the person. This didn't irritate my skin or anything at first. It was all great and my skin loved it. I think it was not even one third of the product left, that it started to break me out. I don't think it was because of this particular cream though. I say that because my skin became super sensitive and a lot of face moisturizers are maybe too much for it. Too much vitamins and stuff in the face moisturizers seem to break me out. It's weird, I know but anyways. I suggest getting a sample of this before actually purchasing the full size. I do that now, because I know how sensitive my skin is and also, I hate buying something and having to go though the trouble of returning it. 

Overall, my initial reaction to this was really good. My skin got a lot of moisture from this as well as felts brightened because of the Vitamin C in it. The smell is amazing and it's very refreshing but not energizing to not be appropriate to use at night. I really liked it. Now I have the smaller size but since I have very sensitive skin now, I can't use this. I started using this on my upper arms, because there's not much left of it to give it away to someone else to use, and one thing I noticed is that, I have some acne scars on my upper arms that started to lighten when I used this on them. So it's not going to waste, but I wont be purchasing this again because of my sensitive skin.

Have you tried this Renewal Cream from Origins? What are your thoughts on it?

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette - Review & Swatches

Happy Saturday and long weekend. I'm looking forward to this long weekend to just relax and enjoy it, since I have been super busy with everything. Also Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you all show love and affection to your loved ones all the time, throughout the year, not just on one particular day. It's been freezing cold here in Canada, so I hope you all stay warm, cozy and safe with your loved ones. 

(I'm going to say love a lot in this post, so let me warn you a head of time.)

I have been dying to talk about this Tartelette In Bloom Palette, by Tarte Cosmetics. I got this back in November, I'm sure it was just a week after they had released this as their newest palette and I was all over it. It was a funny situation, because I wanted to get their first Tartelette Palette which is an all matte eyeshadow palette, and I was debating on whether to get that or not, because I am a shimmer lover, so my main lid color is shimmer. I was thinking of getting it, because I didn't have a variety of mattes in my collection, and I was hesitant about that palette, because I knew if I purchased that, I would have to bring in a shimmer lid color from some other palette and that was not sitting well with me. So when I saw they had come out with a new palette, and it included 9 mattes and 3 lusters, I didn't even hesitate. 

First of all, the packaging is absolutely stunning! I get mesmerized by it, no joke. It's colorful, springy, fun, I could go on all day and not get tired. When I got my hands on it, I knew it was going to be perfect and I am pleased to say it is more than perfect. I'm in love. I love eyeshadow palettes, but I love them even more when they're from Tarte. I love how there are so many matte shades, and only three are luster or shimmer finish. I also love that there the mattes get separated into three groups in a way. Light matte shades, medium matte, and dark matte, then there are those three gorgeous luster shades that can work anyway you please. I swear it feels like this palette was made for me because I honestly don't need anything else, when using this. I have my matte under brow highlights, matte medium crease/ transition shades, shimmer lid shades and dark mattes for liner. I have been into using dark eyeshadows as eyeliners for a very long time, so as I said I LOVE this palette, so thank you so much Tarte for making this. It couldn't have been better.

The shadows are soft, and smooth. The pigmentation is awesome, each row can be it's own quad of eyeshadows and make different eye looks, or you can mix and match whichever one and make a unique look with it. These blend seamlessly, and effortlessly. I have had no issues with fall outs what so ever, as well as powder kick up, since I am so careful with my palettes. I have to mention that I love that this is just neutral shades but they're not boring whatsoever. I swear when I see a neutral eyeshadow palette, I get bored so fast, but with this, those three lusters catch the light and my eyes, that I don't even think about getting bored. Also, I love that Tarte didn't throw in a pop of color like some neutral eyeshadow palettes tend to do. This is strictly neutral and I am so thankful for that. If I wanted a pop of color, I would just grab another palette I have which is just full of fun, bold pop of colors and add that to my look. I'm sure there will be people out there that won't be attracted to this palette and that's fine, but honestly, for me personally, I have never seen a more exciting neutral palette in a while... and It smells sweet you guys, when I open the palette, there's a light sweet scent which is just the icing on the cake. 

I see nothing wrong with this palette which I'm so happy and thankful for, because I didn't research this, or read reviews or anything, before I just decided to order it, just because I am obsessed with this brand. I am beyond ecstatic to get to play more with this palette. I know all I said was love this and love that but I'm just expressing how I truly feel and that's that. I hope you guys enjoyed my super hyper, excited post about this palette and didn't get too annoyed with me. Until next time. xoxo

What are your thoughts on this palette? and if you own it, let me know your thoughts and opinion down below in the comments section, I'll be more than happy to read them and respond.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Sweet Tea & Lemon Peel-Away Clay Mask - Review

Hello to you all. Today I am reviewing yet another Freeman mask.

Like any other masks they have, this comes in a squeeze tube. The consistency is a runny cream and it's sticky. Any peel-away mask I have tried from Freeman is sticky which is understandable because it sticks to the face easier. This takes a while to dry for me, but that might be because I apply a thicker layer but it's hard to put on a thin layer with this particular mask. If I try to just get a little bit, it will stick to a part of my face and not spread as easily as expected, so I go with a thicker layer, which results in taking longer to dry. I would say it took a good 15 - 20 minutes to dry and then I was able to peel it off. The peeling off process didn't hurt at all which was great. I'm always a little scared when using a peel-off mask for the first time.

After I peeled it off, my skin was left soft and wasn't irritated at all. One annoying thing really was the time it took to dry, I didn't have the patience and tried to peel it off, but of course it didn't work because it was still wet and it just doesn't work that way, and I even tried to wash it away with water, which didn't work out great either, so my first experience was sort of a mess, to be honest. After that first time, it wasn't such a mess, obviously because I was more patient and let the mask dry first. I would have to say, this is a good mask, I have nothing bad to say about it, but what I have realized with Freeman Peel-Away masks is that, I'm just not patient enough for them. That might also be because this wasn't anything spectacular. Don't get me wrong, it's a good mask, but nothing too amazing that if someone asked about my favourite masks, this would come to mind, because it wouldn't and that's just me being honest about this product. I have tried a lot of Freeman face masks, and I have a few more I haven't reviewed for you guys, but from the ones I have reviewed, I can say I like their Clay masks. those dry quick and wash off with warm water are more my style. I don't think I would try another peel-away mask from them, not because their bad or anything, but because out of all the mask I have, I wouldn't reach for them that often.

Check out my other reviews on Freeman Masks, just click the name and it will take you to my post:
Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask
Freeman Diamond Mineral Rinse Mask
Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
Freeman Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask
Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mask
Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask 
Freeman Blue Agave Hydrating + Rose Brightening Facial Paper Mask
Freeman Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask

Have you tried this mask? What are your thoughts on it?

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