Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

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Today I have a little review of the sample sized Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads by Nip + Fab. I used my Ipsy GlamBag points to get this sample. This is my first time using anything from Nip + Fab.

Here’s what it says on the website:

Unveil younger-looking skin with our innovative Glycolic Fix. 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.

I am always a little nervous when it comes to using exfoliating acid products since my skin is so sensitive. To be honest, I really was expecting a tingle or burn, but thankfully these exfoliating glycolic acid pads are gentle. My skin feels so smooth after using!

However, I do find that my skin feels a little sticky immediately after using them, but that feeling goes away after a little while. I think that the hyaluronic acid and blue daisy are what helps calm the skin and keep it from irritating the skin. Sadly, because it is a sample size (10 pads), I don’t have a verdict on  longer usage. I think that I will most likely purchase a full size of this one to try out for a longer period of time.

Have you tried anything from Nip + Fab? What do you recommend?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this with my Ipsy GlamBag points, I pay for my monthly Ipsy GlamBag subscription.

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops!

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Today I have a sweet treat to share with you – Flickable Lip Gloss Pops – which just arrived in Canada and are available at Hudson’s Bay stores.

This super cute package arrived on my doorstep last week from Flickable / Brill Communications. (Thank you!)

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops

Here’s some info on the Flickable Lip Gloss Pop (taken from their press release):

Vibrant, unique and fresh, Flickable is a decadent gloss that comes in a nostalgic lollipop case; making it a guilt-free treat for your lips. Voted one of Hudson Bay’s Top Spring Picks, Flickable lip glosses are a necessary addition to anyone’s beauty blender. The Canadian launch is well-timed, with Google Trends reporting vegan beauty and skincare as hot searches on-the-rise for 2017.

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops

With outstanding sparkle and shine, the gloss gives a hint of natural volume that plumps and primes, addressing all of your lips’ needs.

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Cosmetics as seductive as candy, the glosses come in five deliciously witty flavours and colours that compliment every skin tone and style with scents that will irresistibly stimulate the senses: Better Off Red 01: Berry,  Do Ya Pink I’m Sexy 02: Passion Fruit, Citrus How We Do 03: Tangerine,  Toffee Talk 04: English Toffee [and] Fight for Your White to Party 05: Sugar Cookie

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops

First off, the packaging is adorable! But more importantly, Flickable Lip Gloss Pops are cruelty-free and vegan. They are comfortable and not at all sticky on the lips, making my lips feel smooth and soft. The moisture level is on par with some of my fave lip balms!

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops

Each of the five Lip Gloss Pops has a slight tint, and its own scent and flavour.  From left to right – Fight For Your White To Party (sugar cookie), Do Ya Pink I’m Sexy (passion fruit), Citrus How We Do It (tangerine), Better Off Red (berry) and Toffee Talk (english toffee).

Flickable Lip Gloss Pops

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR package, however my opinions are based on my experience in using the product(s).

Weekly Re-Cap (May 22nd to 28th, 2017)

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Just a little re-cap of the past week’s blog posts…

Monday, May 22nd – Ipsy GlamBag Unboxing and First Impressions (May 2017)

Wednesday, May 24th – Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Lip Balm Review

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Friday, May 26th – Sneak Peek / Testing out The Ordinary

Hope that you all have a great week, talk to you soon! Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.

Sneak Peek – Currently Testing The Ordinary

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This is just a sneak peek of what I’m currently testing / about to test. My order from Deciem / The Ordinary arrived yesterday and I’m super excited to test out a bunch of new products!

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Because I have sensitive skin, I can’t start using everything all at once and have to slowly introduce new products over the course of several days.

Here’s a teaser of what is being tested out:

The Ordinary

I’m very excited about this super affordable skincare line! Reviews to follow once I’ve tested things out long enough to have a solid opinion (minimum two weeks usage).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased these things!

Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm

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Today I have a review of a lip balm that I was gifted last year (thanks Stashy!), and I actually got a second one gifted to me for my birthday this year (thanks R)! I’ve been using the first one for several months now. Since I’m a lip balm addict, having a second one is awesome!

The Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm is made by Rebels Refinery, a Toronto-based company (yay Canada!).

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The description in italics is taken from their website:

Function meets design with the Capital Vices Collection Skull Lip Balm. The highest quality coconut and sweet almond oils moisten, nourish and protect while Vitamin E provides essential antioxidants. The bottom of each balm is also embossed w/ the quotation: “Be all my sins remember’d”- Hamlet

Not only is the lip balm really cool looking in its skull shaped container, it is actually a really great lip balm! It is super moisturizing, and is crafted using natural and mostly organic ingredients (97% natural / 90% organic).

Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba / Cire d’abeille), Canola Oil (Canola / Huile de colza), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Honey (Mel / Miel), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Limonene (mint contains peppermint oil) (passion fruit contains natural passion fruit flavoring)

Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm

Isn’t this great? Have you tried this lip balm?

Disclosure: Both lip balms were gifts.

Ipsy GlamBag May 2017 Unbox & First Impressions

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My May Ipsy Glam Bag finally arrived. This month’s bag has a summer theme.

Let’s see what I got this month! (Descriptions in italics taken from the Ipsy website)

Up first is a Charcoal Wash Off Mask from Global Beauty Care

Ipsy GlamBag May 2017

  • Another mud mask? Groundbreaking. But seriously, this one’s special! It’s made from charcoal, which digs deep to gently remove icky dirt and grime without drying out your skin.

  • If you want to skip makeup, this mask is great for prepping your complexion to bare it all. Think: all the glowy goodness of a facial in just 15 minutes!

I love facial masks, so I was pretty happy to get this one. I have yet to try it out, so a review is still to come. According to the packaging, this product is not tested on animals.

Up next, is a five shade Island Life mini palette from Pacifica.

 

Weekly Re-cap May 15th to 21st

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Just a little re-cap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything…

Tuesday, May 16th – Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm Review

Thursday, May 18th – Sunday Riley C.E.O. C+E Protect & Repair Moisturizer Review

Last week was super busy with work deadlines and chaos, this week should hopefully be less hectic.

Thanks for reading and have  beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosure.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturizer

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Just a little review of the Sunday Riley C.E.O. C+E antiOxidant Protect and Repair Moisturizer. I got it as a deluxe sample using my Beauty Insider points on my birthday haul.

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Here’a a description from the Sephora website:

Luxuriously hydrating and scientifically advanced, C.E.O. provides fast-absorbing moisturization without greasiness—protecting during the day and visibly repairing at night. It is enriched with five percent powerful, lipid-soluble, advanced vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, the most superior form), which is more stable and less irritating than ascorbic acid and other vitamin C derivatives. Blended with protective, anti-pollution exopolysaccharides and refining lime pearl extract, C.E.O. moisturizes your skin, visibly brightens, supports natural collagen, provides antioxidant support, and expertly fights the five visible signs of environmental and micropollution-induced skin damage: sensitivity, dehydration, dullness, uneven tone, and premature lines and wrinkles.

The ingredient list is super long:

Water, Squalane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, C10-18 Triglycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tapioca Starch, PPG-12 SMDI Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Lecithin, Glycerin, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit (Lime Pearl) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Alteromonas Ferment Extract (Exopolysaccharides), Phenoxyethanol, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit (Kakadu Plum) Extract, Bisabolol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Rosa Centifolia Flower Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Alcohol Denat (found in botanical extracts), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit (Yuzu) Extract, Lippia Citriodora Flower (Lemon Verbena) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehips)Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Oolong Tea).

The fragrance, although lovely and sunny smelling, and despite masking the vitamin C scent, makes me unhappy because I don’t like overly scented products for my face.

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Is it a nice moisturizer? It isn’t terrible for me, but I don’t love it. I find that my skin is oilier than usual when I wake up in the morning after using this. It doesn’t seem to fully sink into my skin – not even the dry parts! I don’t normally have oily skin, it is more on the normal to dry side.

I don’t know how it plays with makeup or sunscreen as I’ve only been using this at night. I think that this would be best for really dry skin, and might be a disaster for oily skin.

I’m glad that I got a sample of this one instead of splurging on the full size as it is fairly expensive at $85 CAD for 1.7oz / 50g.

Have you tried the C.E.O. Moisturizer from Sunday Riley? Did it work for you?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Beauty Insider points were used to “purchase” this sample.

Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm Review

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I am so swamped with work, sorry I did not post yesterday! This week is super mega busy!

Ok, on the review! As you all know, I’m a lip balm addict so when the Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Shea Butter and Propolis Lip Balm arrived in a recent Ipsy Glam Bag, I was happy to try it out as I’d managed to finish up a few lip balms from my stash recently.

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Here’s what it says on the Hey Honey website:

WHAT IS IT:

A creamy, concentrated shea butter and Propolis lip balm.

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WHY USE IT:
Designed to care for and protect dry, chapped lips with nourishing emollients such as Shea Butter, squalane, and triglycerides. Absorbs well, leaving the lips feeling soft and hydrated. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties of the Propolis extract helps to keep your lips clean and hydrated to promote smoother texture.

This is a cruelty free and paraben free brand – yay!

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I really like this lip balm. It is super smooth and fairly fast absorbing and not at all waxy or sticky. I tend to use this one in the daytime, and my Bite Beauty Lip Mask at bed time.

All in all, a great lip balm. Have you tried this lip balm, or anything else from Hey Honey?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Product from monthly Ipsy Glam Bag subscription that I pay for.