Nyx Thick It. Stick It! Brow Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Nyx Thick It. Stick It! Thickening Brow Mascara. I purchased it a few weeks ago when my e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel started to run out.

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

New vegan brow mascara in 8 high-impact shades to tint, tame, and thicken all brow types with a natural finish that lasts 16 hours. Ultra-buildable, tinted plant-origin fibers take brows to the next level with each layer. Upgrade your brows from thick to thicker to thickest!

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

Brush brows upwards and in the direction of hair growth to tame and define your brow shape. Easily customize your look with the tapered brush to blend and build tint and fullness. Add more coats to take your brows from thick to thicker to thickest! For extra full dimension, begin by brushing backward from the tail end of your brows inward, then brush through brows like usual.

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

This brow mascara comes in 8 shades: Taupe, Cool Blonde, Auburn, Rich Auburn, Cool Ash Brown, Brunette, Espresso, and Black. I chose the Espresso shade to try because I like my brows to be a super dark brown. This brow gel really does work to fatten up my sparse brows. Majorly buildable, but you have to be careful applying to not over-do it. Two coats is plenty for my brows, three coats is too much. It is also super long wearing and transfer resistant!

Have you tried this tinted brow gel?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask Review

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If you follow me on InstaGram you will have seen that I attended a Self Care Pampering virtual event hosted by Keratinworks and BlendPR. The attendees were sent a Self Care Pampering kit with loads of treats. Today I’m reviewing the Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask [info in italics taken from the Keratinworks website]

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask

This mask, made with all the natural nutrients, is for the finalization and on-going maintenance to our TANINUTRA THERAPY system. It enhances the results by reinforcing excellent anti-frizz action, progressive damage repair, luxurious shine and silkiness, and by promoting natural movement and healthy hair.

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask

I had the Keratinworks in-salon smoothing treatment treatment done in early February (read about it here), so my hair is not currently having any issues with frizz, but because I am well overdue for a trim, my ends are on the dry side, and this mask works wonders to make my hair feel silky, healthy, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. It has a different scent than the Keratinworks Pure line (reviewed here) – I’m not quite sure how to describe the scent, but it is pleasant, and spa-like.

Have you tried this hair mask? Are you a hair mask lover?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was part of a gifted package from a virtual PR event. Thanks Keratinworks and BlendPR! My opinion is always my own.

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask Review

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

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Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I attended the Keratinworks Self Care Pampering Virtual Event with BlendPR. Attendees received a box of self care pampering goodies, and today I’m reviewing the Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask [info in italics taken from the Boscia website]

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal M

Peel to reveal a luminous, detoxified, and flawless complexion with an innovative peel-off mask powered by Activated Black Charcoal. The original charcoal mask and reigning fan favorite, Luminizing Charcoal Mask is a peel-off mask powerhouse that unveils a post-peel, pore-less glow worth sharing. Chock-full of powerful antioxidants like Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C, this powerfully detoxifying mask helps to minimize the appearance of pores, banish blackheads, and enhance radiance while leaving your skin feeling flawlessly fresh and clean!

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

This is the first peel off mask that I’ve tried, and it is really good! It helps to deep clean your pores, and clear out blackheads – which comes in handy as my nose has been getting more blackheads than normally, likely due to wearing masks. And because it contains Vitamin C, it will also help brighten my skin.

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

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Disclosure: This was PR gifted, but am under no obligation to post. My opinion is always my own.

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts Review

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

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The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I attended the Keratinworks Self Care Pampering Virtual Event with BlendPR. Attendees received a box of self care pampering goodies, and today I’m reviewing The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts [info in italics taken from The Beauty of Eczema website]

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

The Beauty of Eczema™ is a full range of products for very dry and sensitive skin that was born through Camille’s personal struggles. Camille proudly created a range of beautiful, natural, vegan, cruelty-free, botanically scented skincare suitable for sensitive skin angels. Camille particularly loves that they contain over 97.8% naturally derived ingredients from oat lipids to sweet almond oil and the beautiful ‘imperfectly perfect’ packaging design.

Bath Salts for very dry & sensitive skin.

With 99.9% naturally derived ingredients.
Apply a generous handful to a warm bath and relax from the stresses of the day.

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

I’ve been curious about this brand as my skin is on the sensitive side, and have heard great things about The Beauty of Eczema. I love bath salts in general, so I was excited to try these Bath Salts out. These are very gentle and soothing – my skin felt great after my bath! I’d like to try more from this brand as they don’t dry out my skin.

Have you tried anything from The Beauty of Eczema?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was a gifted package from a PR event. However, my opinions (and sensitive skin) are very much my own and this little review is based on my experience with the product.

Cumulative Empties Sep 2021 to Feb 2022

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

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Today I have my empties that I’ve accumulated over the past six months. There actually should be more, but I think that a few things got misplaced or recycled.

Skincare:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

Made for Me Hydrating Moisturizer and Brightening C Serum (*PR Gifted) – Both the moisturizer and serum are amazing, and I’d would highly recommend both of them. I have a bunch of serums and moisturizers to use up in my stash, but I would purchase these. Reviews are here.

Haircare:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Haircare

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Treat Conditioner (Aloe Extract) – This is a great budget friendly conditioner. I would re-purchase this eventually – but right now I’m committed to using the Keratinworks line to maintain my hair post salon treatment. Review is here.

EVOLVh Smart Start Leave-In Conditioner (*PR Gifted) and Ultrashine Moisture Shampoo – Both are amazing, and I could see myself purchasing eventually. Reviews are here and here.

Kristin Ess Beach Wave Spray – This is a great product for enhancing my wavy hair and giving it that beachy wave effect. I would re-purchase eventually. Review is here.

Noughty To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment – An awesome budget friendly hair mask – I loved this, and would likely repurchase. Review is here.

Bath and Body:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Bodycare

Haus of Gloi Lily Cake Bubbling Scrub (*This was birthday gift) – I love the bubbling scrubs from Haus of Gloi. I’ve purchased them many times over the years in different scents, and will do so again eventually.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I’ve purchased this several times, and will do so again eventually. It is such an amazing body cream. Review is here.

Naturewell Hydrolyzed Collagen Moisture Cream (*PR gifted) – Another amazing body cream. Great for winter dryness. I would purchase this one as it is super effective and budget friendly. Review is here.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub – I would definitely re-purchase this body scrub. It smells amazing, its super hydrating, and exfoliates really well. Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Makeup

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara – I liked this mascara, scored it a 6.25 out of 7. It was good, but not holy grail for me. Review is here.

Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! and #Lashes of the Day Mascaras – Bye Bye Panda Eyes I scored 6.25 out of 7, but I found that this mascara got better over time. I would buy this one again, because it improved, so I’d increase the score to 6.75 out of 7. Lashes of the day scored higher at 6.5 out of 7, but it didn’t get any better over time, so I don’t think I would repurchase. Reviews are here and here.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara – This mascara scored a 6 out of 7. It was good, but not great for me. I’ve tried and liked other Covergirl mascaras better. Review is here.

So did you finish up many products over the past couple of months?

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Disclosure: All products disclosed above, and in the original blog post reviews. My opinion is my own regardless of if I purchased it, or if it was gifted.

CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2022 – I’m a Judge!

CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2022 Judge

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If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know this, but I’m on the judging panel for the 2022 CertClean Clean Beauty Awards (along with 125 others). This will be my third year on the judging panel. CertClean is North America’s leading certification organization for safer skincare.

CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2022 Judge

This year, there are 455 Clean Beauty products entered in 24 categories! I will be judging THREE categories this year – Face cream, Body Wash, and Eyeliners!

I’ll post more on this once as the products arrive.

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Nature’s Sunshine Crystal Clear Deodorant & Body Spray Review

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen this in my unboxing of a PR package from Nature’s Sunshine Canada and BlendPr. As with any natural deodorants, both myself and the Mister tested it out [info in italics taken from the Nature’s Sunshine Canada website].

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray
  • 24-hour maximum odour protection without harmful chemicals
  • No aluminum chlorhydrates or zirconium
  • No parabens
  • No chemical additives
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No animal testing
  • Non-staining
  • Dries quickly
Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

First of all, I’m going to remind you that the effectiveness of a natural deodorant varies from person to person, based on body chemistry, diet etc. I’ve been using natural deodorants for several years, so I’ve gone through the underarm detox process ages ago. Crystal Clear is unscented, which is great if you aren’t a fan of scented deodorants, or need a scent-free product.

The spray format took a little getting used to for me not to use too much, otherwise it runs down the body. It says to use 4 to 6 sprays – you really don’t need that much for your underarms! The deodorant is super gentle on my underarms – no burning – always a good thing if you have sensitive underarms like I do.

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

Crystal Clear Deodorant Spray works pretty well for me, and it works for several hours (around 8 hours, sometimes 10), but then I need a touch up, otherwise it will crap out on me. For the Mister, on the other hand, it worked amazingly well and the effectiveness lasts longer for him.

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Disclosure: This product was PR gifted, but my opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product.

Two Week Update – Post Keratinworks Salon Botox Hair Treatment

Feb 19 2022 - two weeks post Keratinworks treatment

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Two weeks ago I was hosted by the Annie Young Boutique Spa and Keratinworks to have an in salon Keratinworks Treatment. You can read all about it here.

This photo is after one week and two washes:

Feb 12, 2022 - One week post Keratinworks treatment

As you can see, my waves haven’t fully returned yet, but there is no frizz! And my hair takes half the usual time to blow it dry with my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.

This second photo is after two weeks and another two washes:

Feb 19 2022 - two weeks post Keratinworks treatment

My waves are starting to return – YAY! But without my usual halo of frizz. In this photo, my hair was air dried to see if there would be any frizz.

Pretty great right? I’m loving my hair!

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Disclosure: This is a follow up post from a PR hosted experience – thank you Keratinworks, Annie Young Boutique Spa and BlendPR. My opinions are my own, based on my personal experience.