Vegamour Enso Trio Review

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Today I have a review of a new hair care from Vegamour that was sent for me to try out – the Enso smart haircare line [info in italics taken from the Vegamour website]

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio

The first smart hair care system customized just for you.

Designed for the unique needs of fine, medium or thick hair, ENSŌ’s intuitive technology instantly adjusts to hair on contact, helping to provide ideal amounts of moisture, volume and protection, while enhancing color and shine.

The Enso line has three levels – 01 for fine hair, 02 for medium hair, and 03 for thick hair. Although I often describe my hair as being thick, it is actually closer to medium in texture, but I have a lot of it (high density), so I decided to choose to try the 02 Cleanse, Nourish and Restore Trio for Medium Hair (shampoo, conditioner, and overnight mask).

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio

This sulfate-free, color-safe system’s intuitive technology, powered by Karmatin™, instantly adjusts to hair on contact, helping to provide ideal amounts of moisture, volume, repair and protection, while enhancing color and shine. ENSO Overnight Restoring Mask deeply hydrates, reduces frizz, enhances color and shine, and helps protect color treated or heat damaged hair, restoring hair’s healthy appearance.

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio - Shampoo and Conditioner for Medium Hair

The scent, an aromatherapeutic blend of all-natural Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Yuzu is scientifically engineered to boost mood, help alleviate anxiety and promote an overall sense of lasting well-being. It is a beautiful blend. I’m not usually a fan of jasmine, but this combination works!

The shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate free formula, and the conditioner gives a perfect amount of hydration. My hair feels clean, soft and hydrated – not weighed down, not dried out, and no residue feeling. Beautiful and luxurious!

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio - Overnight Restoring Mask

The Overnight Restoring Mask is divine. Great for a weekly, or bi-weekly moisture boost. My hair is super hydrated and silky after using. I will admit that I use it in the daytime (and not overnight) if I’m working from home and don’t have to be on camera for a virtual meeting.

This is such a beautiful haircare line. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: Product sent for me to try. However, my opinion is always my own, and is based on my experience of several weeks of testing. Not sponsored.

Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter Review

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Today I have a little review of Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighters. These were a part of the swag bag that I received from their Sensitive Solutions Virtual Event. [info in italics taken from the Burt’s Bees Canada website]

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

Burt’s Bees® The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter provides a healthy glow that instantly illuminates the skin upon application. Made with green tea extract packed with vitamins and antioxidants to support healthy, glowing skin, this Burt’s Bees highlighter hydrates skin and helps improve skin’s overall appearance. Our patented Green Tea Complex is working while you wear it to improve the appearance of your natural skin and to fight uneven skin tone. For an easy, everyday makeup look, this lightweight face highlighter blends effortlessly into the skin to define your best features, or try combining it with moisturizer or foundation for an allover, healthy glow. The non-sticky formula is fragrance free and provides a dewy finish for all skin tones. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. Keep a tube in your purse or makeup bag for whenever you need a glowing touch.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

The Luminzer is available in two shades: Star Light and Golden Hour. Star Light is a silvery pink toned highlighter, and Golden Hour is a peachy golden toned highlighter. These are very easy to apply either with fingers or a brush. They also work great mixed into foundation. Both shades are beautiful and wearable – shimmery without being glittery – I find myself reaching for them whenever I wear makeup.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

Have you tried these highlighters?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a swag bag from a Virtual Event that I attended. My opinion is always my own!

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Solutions Review – Gentle Cream Cleanser and Day Lotion

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

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Last month I attended a virtual event for the launch of the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Solutions line, and received a goodie bag with their new Gentle Cream Cleanser and Gentle Day Lotion, along with some other treats that I’ll talk about another time. [info in italics taken from the Burt’s Bees Canada website]

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that my skin is on the sensitive side, so this line is of particular interest to me. They also launched a Gentle Eye Cream, Night Cream and an SPF30 Gentle Day Lotion. The line has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Gentle Cream Cleanser:

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser

Moisturize sensitive skin as you cleanse with Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, clinically shown to wash away dirt, oil and makeup without causing redness or irritation.  […] this soap free cream cleanser uses 98.9% natural ingredients like cotton extract to soften the skin, as well as rice extract and aloe to moisturize and soothe. Gentle enough for daily use, this sensitive skin cleanser will leave you with a healthy looking complexion. It is a naturally gentle way to keep even very sensitive skin feeling clean and moisturized.

I love cream based cleansers, especially if my skin is feeling dry, or particularly sensitive. It is also great for doing a double cleanse – which I like to do if I’m wearing a lot of makeup or sunscreen. Very soothing and gentle.

Gentle Day Lotion:

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Day Lotion

Clinically shown to moisturize sensitive skin all day without causing redness or irritation, Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream provides soothing natural skin care for sensitive skin. Rice extract and aloe moisturize and soothe your sensitive skin, while cotton extract helps replenish your skin’s outer layer and protect it from potential irritants. […] Use it daily on your face and neck after cleansing as part of your skin care routine. It is a naturally gentle way to keep even very sensitive skin feeling fresh and well hydrated.

This moisturizer has everything my skin needs. It is lightweight, super hydrating, but not at all greasy. Helps to calm redness. Plays nicely with makeup too!

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

When the SPF30 comes out this month (June 2022), I plan to purchase it.

Do you have sensitive skin?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were gifted as part of a virtual event that I attended. My opinion is based on my sensitive skin experience with the products.

Delizioso Skincare Reviews

Delizioso Skincare

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Delizioso Skincare

Today I have reviews of a few products from Ontario based Delizioso Skincare – handcrafted, natural, vegan and cruelty free skincare, cosmetics, body and haircare. They were kind enough to send me a few things to try out – the Cucumber & Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil, Succulent Cell Hyaluronic Acid B5 Cream Mask, and a sample of their Watermelon Coffee + COQ10 Eye Gel [ info in italics taken from the Delizioso Skincare website]

Cucumber & Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer:

Delizioso Skincare Cucumber + Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

A 100% natural, light facial moisturizer made with pure cucumber seed oil, aloe leaf juice and hyaluronic acid.  Highly concentrated long and short chain hyaluronic molecules provide intensive hydration and work against fine lines and wrinkles while cucumber and aloe work to calm the complexion. Because it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid aids hydration and actually plumps up skin. Enriched with Rosehip oil, this gentle facial moisturizer is filled with highly potent antioxidants to fight free radical damage and make skin appear more smooth, calm, hydrated and plump.

This is a beautiful and lightweight moisturizer – it is super hydrating, and I love the mild cucumber scent. I especially like mixing it with The Eclipse Facial Oil. It plays nicely with foundation and concealer too!

The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil:

Delizioso Skincare The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil

This lightweight facial oil is a holy grail product that helps to keep skin looking balanced, fresh, clear and youthful. Blue Tansy Essential Oil is known for its amazing properties to calm and balance irritated and troubled skin.  Collageneer® is an anti-aging and firming ingredient that stimulates the synthesis of a high-quality collagen to increase elasticity and firmness in the skin, helping to remodel the facial contour.  With powers to help with congested pores and clarity, this luxurious oil is based on skin balancing squalane and nourishing marula to harness nature’s amazing skin benefits in every drop.

This facial oil is so great – I can see this working for all skin types as it is light and non-greasy.

Succulent Cell Supple Hydration Hyaluronic B5 Cream Mask:

Delizioso Skincare Succulent Cell Supple Hydration Hyaluronic B5 Cream Mask

This all natural mask is packed full of highly concentrated long and short chain hyaluronic molecules to provide intensive hydration and, alongside other botanical ingredients, works against fine lines and wrinkles caused by dry skin. Unlike conventional masks, the vitamin b5 and allantoin rich mask is based on a cream formula, for ultimate moisture. A must have for more supple looking skin.

So beautiful for when my skin needs a hydration boost – ultimate moisture is exactly what this mask gives my skin!

Watermelon Anti-Aging CoQ10 + Coffee Brightening Eye Gel:

Delizioso Skincare Watermelon Coffee + CoQ10 Eye Gel

This potent, fast absorbing all natural eye gel is formulated with antioxidants that leave skin looking more dewy, supple and bright after application, making fine lines, wrinkles, under eye darkness and puffiness less noticeable. […] Watermelon extract, rich in lycopene and vitamins, has been studied to yield remarkable antioxidant capacity while coffee berry oil is known to increase circulation. Coenzyme Q10 is  used on skin due to its studied ability to decrease the appearance of wrinkles with prolonged use. 

Holy grail if you are prone to dark circles or allergy related puffiness like me. It works SO WELL! And you just need a teeny tiny drop!

Have you tried anything from Delizioso Skincare? They have a lot that I want to try – until I use up a few things from my stash, I’ll be making myself a wishlist!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were gifted. However, my views are always based on my experience with the products whether gifted or purchased.

Dyson Supersonic HairDryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Round Brush Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

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I’m finally getting around to reviewing my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – it was a birthday gift from 2021 from the Mister and my parents – I think it is time to give my opinion since I’ve been using it for over a year now!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

A bit of a back story – I used to buy a cheap hairdryer, and had to replace it every year or two. It always took FOREVER to dry my shoulder length (sometimes longer) fairly thick hair. Then I made an upgrade to a T3 Featherweight – which lasted for over ten years before it needed to be replaced. The T3 Featherweight, although faster than my previous hairdryers, still took a long time to dry my hair.

Now back to the Dyson. I don’t always blow dry my hair every time I wash it, but when I do, I want it to be as fast as possible – and I always use a heat protectant product to minimize damage. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

What it is: A hair dryer that dries hair fast with no extreme heat

What Else You Need to Know:
– Includes a range of attachments designed to style different types of hair
– Magnetic styling attachments for easy fitting and 360° rotation
– Intelligent heat control helps protect your shine: Air temperature is measured 40 times every second, keeping the temperature under control
– Air Multiplier™ technology amplifies air by three times for faster drying
– Acoustically Tuned: The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it’s enveloped by a vibration-reduction system

– Three precise speed settings: High for fast drying and styling, medium for regular drying, low for diffusing
– Four precise heat settings: 100°C fast drying and styling, 80°C regular drying, 60°C cooler drying and diffusing, 28°C constant cold
– Cold shot: 28°C cold shot sets your hair after styling

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Presentation Case

When I got my Supersonic, there was a promotion to get the Presentation Case and an extra attachment (or two) – so I have the Supersonic dryer, the presentation case, two different concentrator nozzles, the diffuser, and the wide tooth comb attachment. There is a new flyaway attachment that came out recently that I’d like to get.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments

I like that this hair dryer is small and lightweight. It is also not super noisy. It is easy to adjust between settings. And the attachments swap out easily as they’re magnetic. The cord is also really long which I so appreciate!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments Presentation Case

I mainly use the larger concentrator nozzle or the diffuser – depending on if I want to dry my hair straight or wavy / curly. And if I only want to dry my hair in a hurry (no careful blowout), I can do it in 12 MINUTES – compared to my old hair dryer which took a minimum of 45 minutes and even then it wasn’t 100% dry. So for me it is worth it.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

I never store my hair dryer in the case, it is usually sitting next to the case on my dresser. I store the attachments and my brush in the case.

Also – a little review of the Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

The double ceramic large round brush feature a ceramic round head for even heat & smoothing while blowdry styling. Head is also vented for quicker styling & heat distribution. In a trendy rose gold & white palette.

I had a natural boar bristle round brush a million years ago, and it ALWAYS got stuck in my hair no matter how careful I was when I used it. I decided to try a round brush again when I got my Dyson as my current hair stylist used one with her Dyson one of the times she cut my hair – so I really watched her technique and have tried to replicate it. The Quo brush is really nice and light weight, and does work well when I want to try to do a salon style blowout – I’m still working on my technique, but it shows promising results so far. And most importantly, it doesn’t get stuck in my hair.

Have you tried either the Dyson Supersonic or the Quo Double Ceramic Large Round Brush?

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Disclosure: Dyson Supersonic was a birthday gift, and the Quo Beauty Brush purchased by me.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner Review

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Today I have a little review of the EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. EVOLVh is one of my favourite hair care brands, and I’ve tried a lot of their products – both gifted and self-purchased – so when I was asked if I wanted to the one of their Leave-In Conditioners, of course I said yes! I chose the SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This weightless wonder helps keep dry & frizzy curls on point. Powered by fatty acids-rich shea butter and coconut oil, this light-yet-hydrating formula strengthens strands, fends off flyaways and minimizes breakage while protecting hair from heat and UV damage. Finally, a leave-in conditioner for all curls types and low & high porosity hair,  that’s effective as it is easy.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This is one of those products that pretty much does it all – it hydrates, it detangles, it combats frizz, and it is a heat and UV protectant. And it does it all without making my hair feel heavy or gross.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

I’ve previously tried and reviewed the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner and the InstaVolume Elixir – both of which are great, it just depends on what your hair needs.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: Product gifted. My opinion is always my own, and is based on my experience with the product.

Danessa Myricks Beauty – Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder Review

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

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Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

I purchased myself a little treat from Sephora a few weeks ago, and I am finally ready to share my review of the Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

What it is: A texture reducing, coverage boosting, blurring balm, that balances oils throughout the day while maintaining hydration.

Highlighted Ingredients:
– Upsalite: Supports and absorbs excess sebum and sweat while maintaining skin‘s hydration.
– Olive-Derived Squalane: Known to support oil production and diminish visible signs of aging.
– Hyaluronic Acid: Promotes skin‘s hydration.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

The Blurring Balm Powder is available in 11 shades, ranging from universal (translucent) to 10 (deep with golden undertones). I chose the shade 2 (light with golden undertones) – the second lightest shade – which when blended out this shade works great to minimize any redness on my skin.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

This is a cream to powder formula, with sheer to light coverage. I prefer to apply it with my fingers or with a sponge. The coverage is very nice and natural. But I will say that if you need to prep your skin with moisturizer or primer, as it can cling to dry patches, especially if you apply in a little too heavily. Overall I like it a lot!

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Vo Beauty Reviews

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

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Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

Today I’m reviewing a lovely box of skincare from Vo Beauty – they’re a sustainable cruelty free luxury skincare line based in Toronto. Diana Vo, the founder of the brand, is a holistic esthetician and facialist. I received the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser, the Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Beauty Sleep Mask. [info in italics taken from the Vo Beauty website]

Here’s the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser:

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine Low pH Gel Cleanser

Our gel cleanser is made to balance your skin pH without stripping of its natural oils. Formulated with sulfate-free surfactants from coconuts and apples so it’s more gentle on the skin

– Aloe vera is soothing and replenishes moisture

Vitamin B3 is anti-inflammatory and prevents irritation

I love a good gel cleanser, especially in the warmer months. This one is gentle, and my skin feels clean but soft after using. This cleanser works for all skin types – dry, sensitive, oily, acne prone, and mature skin. You can also use it when you do a double cleanse routine.

Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

Vo Beauty - Skin Water Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Instantly plump and hydrate your skin with this hyaluronic acid serum that makes your skin feel like it just drank water. It replenishes the hyaluronic acid that you produce less of as you age.

Hyaluronic acid retains moisture better than any other ingredient and absorbs faster
Aloe vera retains and replenishes moisture
Allantoin calms, soothes, and prevents dryness and irritation

This is a beautiful serum, it soak into my skin so quickly and my skin feels less dry since I’ve been using it. It plays nicely with every other serum and facial cream that I’ve tried it with so far! Makes my skin feel so fresh and hydrated.

Beauty Sleep:

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

Wake up to skin that’s less tight, less red, and quenched of thirst with this leave-on mask that hydrates, softens, and plumps. Its hydrating properties prevent wrinkles and its cool, soothing effect makes it great for irritations and after-sun care.

Aloe vera & rose hydrate your skin
Royal jelly, vitamin e, and hibiscus (botox plant) plump and feed your skin with antioxidants
Glycerin humectant locks in moisture

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

This stuff is amazing! Not just as a sleeping mask, it also works great as a hydrating primer before makeup. Super gentle, hydrating and non-greasy. My skin loves this. It really does plump the skin! Such a beautiful and essential skincare product! The jelly texture just sinks into my skin and makes it look and feel radiant and smooth.

I have a few of their products on my wishlist for when I finish up some things in my current skincare stash.

Have you tried anything from Vo Beauty?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, but my opinion is always my own regardless of whether I purchased a product or not.

Merit Signature Lip Reviews – Baby and L’Avenue

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Merit Signature Lip

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I did a very small order during the Sephora annual sale. Today I’m reviewing and swatching two of the Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipsticks [info in italics taken from the Sephora website].

Merit Signature Lip - Baby

What it is: A sheer lipstick with a satin finish and the benefits of a lip balm—without the heaviness of a traditional lipstick.

Formulation Type: Lipstick Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients: Squalane and Sunflower Seed Oil: Lock in long-lasting moisture. Papaya Fruit Extract: Soothes lips. Raspberry Oil: Moisturizes and adds a soft aroma.

Merit Signature Lip - L'Avenue

There are eight shades listed on the Sephora website, and I purchased the shades Baby (neutral pink) and L’Avenue (berry brown). Baby is the perfect pink toned nude on me, and L’avenue pulls more berry than brown on me. I love them both!

Merit Signature Lip Baby and L'avenue Swatches

These lipsticks are so hydrating! The colour applies sheer, but is slightly buildable. SO comfortable on the lips. It really does feel lightweight. Probably the most comfortable lipstick I’ve ever worn. It isn’t super long wearing, but I don’t mind re-applying as I would with a lip balm.

I’d like to pick up a few more shades at some point – most likely Tiger (brick red) and Fashion (soft berry).

Have you tried these lipsticks?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things. And I might do it again!