K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream Review

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

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Today I’m reviewing the Bronzing Potion Glow Cream from K.Voss that came in my March Petit Vour box. I’ve seen this product on Instagram, and it looked super pretty. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

Instant luminosity, no filter needed. This sheer illuminating cream creates a natural looking, no makeup glow to all skin tones while moisturizing for a soft, radiant complexion. This ultra-hydrating cream creates a subtle luster and the formula flatters all skin types. Worn alone, over makeup, or as a highlighter, the lightweight bronzer delivers an instant glow to every complexion.

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

The Brnzing Potion can be used all over the face, or just to highlight areas of the face. I’ve been wearing this mixed into my Juice Beauty CC Cream  – it gives my skin a nice radiant glow, without being glittery or shimmery. Very natural looking, and non-greasy.

The swatches below from left to right: K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream, mix of K.Voss Bronzing Potion with Juice Beauty CC Cream, slightly rubbed in mix of K.Voss Bronzing Potion with Juice Beauty CC Cream. When applied normally (fully rubbed in), it is undetectable, and only appears as naturally glowy skin.

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream Swatch

Bronzing Potion (Fragrance-Free) 10 mL / 0.33 oz –  Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Propylene Glycol, Isododecane, Mica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- May Contain Peut Contenir Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499].

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

Have you tried the Bronzing Potion? How do you achieve a natural glow?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Shop My Stash – Bronzers for Pale Skin

Shop My Stash - Bronzers for Pale Skin

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I’ve been digging through my makeup stash and doing a bit of decluttering, and rediscovered my small bronzer stash.

Shop My Stash - Bronzers for Pale Skin

I’m super pale, so I have to really use a light hand when applying bronzer, but I have a few that actually work for my skintone once I get a tiny bit of not quite a tan, but less ghostly pale, haha!

Shop My Stash - Bronzers for Pale Skin

 

Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in the shades Sweet Tea (got it at Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – a shimmery bronzer, the lighter of the two shades works better for me. Original review is here.

Ciate Bamboo Bronzer in the shade Palm Island (Ipsy Glam bag sample) – a matte bronzer. Original review is here

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in the shade Park Avenue Princess (I’ve had this in my stash forever, I got it from Sephora a zillion years ago) – slightly shimmery, not quite matte bronzer, probably the first bronzer I’d ever tried! Original review is here.

the Balm Bronzer in the shade Bahama Mama (Ipsy Glam bag sample) – another matte bronzer, very similar to the one from Ciate. Original review is here.

Shop My Stash - Bronzers for Pale Skin

Swatches from left to right – Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer shades Sweet Tea 1 & 2, Ciate Bamboo Bronzer in the shade Palm Island, Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in the shade Park Avenue Princess, and the Balm Bronzer in the shade Bahama Mama.

Do you have a fave bronzer?

Disclosure: All products disclosed above, none are PR samples.

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.

 

Blush and Bronzer – GenBeauty & Toronto Haul Edit

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Today I’m going to swatch and review the blushes and bronzers that I received for free at the Generation Beauty event, or purchased while in Toronto.

First up is the gorgeous Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in Sweet Tea. *Generation Beauty freebie from the Too Faced booth*

Blend both swatches together for one universal shade or use each swatch individually for a custom color.

MORE TO LOVE:

  • With two perfect swatches, you can just swirl the colors together and apply, or use more of one shade for a custom glow or highlight.
  • Blend both swatches together for one universal shade or use each swatch individually for custom color.
  • Baked color formula allows the bronzer to be applied as a beautiful buildable finish.
  • Works on all skin tones.
  • Color Descriptions: Golden Beige, Brewed Tea Bronze

My Experience:

Ok first off I have to say that Too Faced has such beautiful packaging!

I was a little scared by this bronzer at first, but the shade can work for all skin tones. Lighter skin tones like mine just have to be careful not to apply too heavy handed.

I swatched the bronzer heavily just to show the difference between the two different sides of the bronzer. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Up next is the Essence Silky Touch Blush in shade 02 Babydoll. *I purchased this at the Essence Booth at the Generation Beauty event with their five products for $15 CAD promotion*

silk skin: a fresh complexion is essential for perfect style! you can set gorgeous, natural-looking highlights in soft as well as brighter shades on your cheeks with this silky-soft blush.

My Experience:

This blush really is silky soft. It applies like a dream and gives a natural looking flush to the skin.

And last but not least we have the Nyx Cosmetics Ombre Blush in Mauve Me. *I purchased this at the Nyx store after the Generation Beauty event*

Nyx Ombre Blush

Treat your cheeks to a radiant flush of color with our Ombré Blush, a new gradient blush inspired by the ombré trend. This must-have formula features two silky colors blended into one perfectly coordinated shade combo. (It’s like they were meant for each other.)

My Experience:

This blush is so pretty. It really does give my skin a radiant glow when I wear it.

I’m super happy with all three of these cheek products and have been using them pretty much non-stop since I returned home from Toronto.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Project Focus 10 – The Final Chapter

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As you know, my fellow collaborators got through the 10 weeks of the Project Focus 10 Challenge. Today I’m just closing the loop and adding some final thoughts.

PF10 The Final Chapter

First of all, I want to thank my fellow collaborators (Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy) for keeping the challenge going for all ten weeks. And I especially want to thank Ingrid for being the brain that came up with this collab, and for asking me to participate! ❤

All in all, out of the 10 products, I was able to finish four and trash two.

I think that I will do this again in a few months, because after doing this, and swatching the single shadows in my collection, I’ve realized that I have a lot of makeup that gets neglected.

Summary of the 10 Products (and links in case you missed it):

Hard Candy Primer – reviewed week 1, trashed, will never use again after my bad reaction!

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, still in love with this brush, I swear it gets softer each week!

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week 3, and finished by week 6! I didn’t notice that it made much of a difference for my hair, so I probably won’t get it again.

Essence Lash Mania Mascara (Waterproof) – reviewed week 4, trashed as it made my lashes droop horribly.

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, and finished at the end of March! My cuticles need this stuff, so I have to replace it asap!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer –  reviewed week 6, I didn’t use this as much as I had hoped, as I’m still a wee bit too pale right now, but I do plan on wearing it in the summer.

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – Reviewed week 7, finished! I will probably buy this again at some point, but I have some other shampoos to use up first.

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – Reviewed week 8, finished! I will probably buy this again at some point, but I have some other conditioners to use up first.

Georgie Beauty False Lashes No. 2 L’Avant Gardiste and Black Lash Adhesive – reviewed week 9, they are so pretty, I need to master the art of applying false lashes!

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette – reviewed week 10, I managed to use this a minimum of twice a week, sometimes more. I’ve actually continued to use it at least once or twice a week since.

Would you do a similar type project pan?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased all of these things!

Project Focus 10 – Week 10 Review & Update

Project Focus 10 Collab - Urban Decay Naked 3

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Week 10? I cannot believe that it has been 10 weeks already!

Project Focus 10 Collab - Urban Decay Naked 3Today I’m reviewing the final product in the Project Focus 10 Collab with my lovely fellow bloggers: Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy.

So what is Project Focus 10?

10 different products that have been forgotten or neglected, or that we just want to use up, that have not been reviewed on our blogs before (but are still on the market). Over the course of 10 weeks  we will make an effort to try to use them, and review one of the products weekly (every Monday), and update on our progress on each of the 10 products over the 10 week period.

Urban Decay Naked 3

I’m reviewing the Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay. As you probably know, I have a LOT of single shadows, and only a few palettes, so this was a good excuse to give this neglected palette some love.

Here’s what it says on the website:

Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)

Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Urban Decay Naked 3

My experience:

This is a gorgeous palette with both shimmer and matte shades. The more glittery shades (dust, buzz and trick) are prone to fallout, but using primer helps reduce fallout. The other shades are easier to work with and have great blendability. My favourites are shade, limit, nooner, liar, factory, mugshot, darkside and blackheart. This is a perfect palette for year round use and it is great for a wide range of looks from subtle to dramatic. The brush is better than a lot of ones that come with palettes, but I do prefer to use my other brushes (especially my Wayne Goss ones).

Urban Decay Naked 3

 

Update on the remaining nine products:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Makeup:

Hard Candy Primer – reviewed week 1, will never use again after my bad reaction!

Essence Lash Mania Mascara (Waterproof) – did not use, reviewed week 4.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – did not use again this week, reviewed week 6.

Makeup Tools:

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, used daily, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It is getting softer with use.

Georgie Beauty False Lashes No. 2 L’Avant Gardiste and Black Lash Adhesive – reviewed week 9, I’m still not ready to try again haha!

Haircare and Bodycare:

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – FINISHED and Reviewed week 7!

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – FINISHED and Reviewed week 8!

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week 3, FINISHED week 6!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, used daily, FINISHED!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Please do check out my fellow collaborators posts:

Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom

Stashy from Stash Matters

Joy from Styled with Joy.

Disclosure: I purchased all of these things!

Next week we will be posting our final conclusions on our Project Focus 10 Collab.

So stay tuned!

 

 

Project Focus 10 Collab – Week 9 Review & Update

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Project Focus 10 Collab

Can you believe that it is week 9 already for the Project Focus 10 Collab with my lovely fellow bloggers: Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy.

What is Project Focus 10?

10 different products that have been forgotten or neglected, or that we just want to use up, that have not been reviewed on our blogs before (but are still on the market). Over the course of 10 weeks  we will make an effort to try to use them, and review one of the products weekly (every Monday), and update on our progress on each of the 10 products over the 10 week period.

This week I’m reviewing the Georgie Beauty False Lashes Style No. 2 L’Avant Gardiste.

Georgie Beauty False Lashes No. 2

Here’s what it says on the website:

Fullness plus Flare.

Our best-selling style easily goes from day to night. It’s fuller on the ends creating a subtle yet seductive cat-eyed shape.

The Georgie faux lash collection features classic styles to wear from morning latte to midnight soirée. Georgie lashes are handmade, weightlessly voluminous, easy to apply, and can be worn multiple times.

As well, I’m reviewing the Georgie Black Faux Lash Adhesive.

Here’s what it says about the lash glue:

  • The first adhesive that is dermatologist tested, PETA and vegan certified

  • Does not contain formaldehyde or phthalates

My experience: I have very minimal experience with false lashes. I think I’ve attempted applying them maybe two or three times EVER. But it is something that I would love to be able to learn to do well. I purchased these lashes almost a year ago from the Kind Beauty Collective, and have been looking at them longingly ever since. I have always put off using them, because honestly, I am a little intimidated by my lack of skills at applying false lashes.

Georgie Beauty Faux lashes No. 2

These lashes are so beautiful and lush. And the glue did not irritate my super sensitive eyes. But, I must tell you that I really am HORRIBLE at applying false lashes. I even tried again this morning in the hopes of getting them applied well enough to try to take a photo. The product is amazing, but I need loads more practise. I’m going to buy some cheapo lashes to practise with before trying these again, because they are too gorgeous to go to waste. I plan on mastering false lash application this year!

Georgie Beauty Faux lashes No. 2

This morning I dropped one of the lashes while trying to apply them, and it took me more than FIVE MINUTES to find it because I was wearing all black and it was stuck to my sleeve. The struggle is real. Hahaha!

Update on the remaining nine products:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Makeup:

Hard Candy Primer – reviewed week 1, will never use again after my bad reaction!

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette – used 3x this week, to be reviewed in week 10.

Essence Lash Mania Mascara (Waterproof) – did not use, reviewed week 4, will never use again.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – did not use this week, reviewed week 6, will start using it in the late spring, and summer once I get a bit less pale!

Makeup Tools:

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, used daily, LOVE IT! It is getting softer with use.

Haircare and Bodycare:

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – FINISHED and Reviewed week 7!

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – FINISHED and Reviewed week 8!

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week three, FINISHED in week 6!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, used daily, so close to finishing!

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Don’t forget to check out my fellow collaborators’ posts:

Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom

Stashy from Stash Matters

Joy from Styled with Joy.

Disclosure: I purchased all of these things!

 

Project Focus 10 Collab – Week 8 Review & Update

Not Your Mother's Way to Grow Long & Strong Shampoo and Conditioner

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Can you believe that it is week 8 of the Project Focus 10 Collab with my lovely fellow bloggers: Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy.

What is Project Focus 10?

10 different products that have been forgotten or neglected, or that we just want to use up, that have not been reviewed on our blogs before (but are still on the market). Over the course of 10 weeks  we will make an effort to try to use them, and review one of the products weekly (every Monday), and update on our progress on each of the 10 products over the 10 week period.

This week I’m reviewing the Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long and Strong Conditioner.  Here’s what the website says:

Remember the princess in the tower with the long, golden locks? Well, now you can let down your own hair because of Way to Grow. Made with essential vitamins, herbs and and bioactive extracts, this salon formula will strengthen, moisturize and give your hair a silky texture by the time prince charming comes for you!

My experience: I finished using up both the shampoo and conditioner this week!

On the conditioner bottle it says: “Intense Moisturizing for All Hair Types

My hair is in pretty good condition considering that I haven’t had a trim since December, but the ends are starting to get a little dry. I wouldn’t say that the conditioner provides my hair with “intense moisturizing” as I’ve had to use a hair treatment mask to give my ends some super conditioning occasionally. I tend to use a heavier conditioner about once every two weeks or so, more often if my hair seems a little dry. But for a daily, or every other day, type conditioning, it is fine. It is probably more intensely moisturizing if you have finer hair.

Would I buy it again? I’ll give it another try in the summer time and see how it performs on my hair in humid weather.

Update on the remaining nine products:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Makeup:

Hard Candy Primer – reviewed week 1, will never use again after my bad reaction.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette – used 1x, used the matte shades this week.

Essence Lash Mania Mascara (Waterproof) – did not use, reviewed week 4

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – did not use this week, reviewed week 6.

Focus10 Makke-up2

Makeup Tools:

Georgie Beauty False Lashes and Adhesive – I had intended to try out my false lashes on the weekend, but my right eye is really irritated / scratchy feeling so I didn’t want to risk making it worse. I haven’t tried any new eye products, so I know that it isn’t allergy / sensitivity related. Maybe a minor scratch from dust – it was really windy and dusty on Friday and my eye started bothering me on Friday night / Saturday morning. Hopefully it will feel better soon. I didn’t wear any eye products yesterday and I won’t again today just in case.

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, used daily, LOVE IT!

Project Focus 10 Collab

Haircare and Bodycare:

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – used 1x, FINISHED! Reviewed week 7!

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week three, finished in week 6!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, used daily.

Project Focus 10 Collab

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Don’t forget to check out my fellow collaborators’ posts:

Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom

Stashy from Stash Matters

Joy from Styled with Joy.

Disclosure: I purchased all of these things!

Giveaway Haulage from Stash Matters!

So the lovely Stashy recently had an insane giveaway extravaganza to celebrate her one year blogiversary, and I was lucky enough to win a runner-up prize package. And I have to say, it was extremely generous and filled with loads of awesomeness! I’ve had a chance to try almost everything out, and I wanted to show you what I won as well as to express my gratitude to her. THANK YOU STASHY! ❤

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

First of all, there was a lovely card and note inside the package.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A package of super swanky facial cotton pads from Shiseido. As I said in my recent empties post, I normally just buy whichever facial cotton pads are on sale because I figured that there wasn’t a huge difference. Well, let me tell you, I was so wrong! These facial cotton pads are LUXURIOUS! So soft, and non-linty.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A tube of the most amazing hand cream that I’ve ever used! The Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream from Consonant is so good, I’ve been using it non-stop. It has a lovely mild herbal scent (despite being called “unscented”), and it is non-greasy and moisturizes my poor dry hands like BUTTAH! I will definitely be buying a replacement tube of this.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A travel sized bottle of The Perfect Sunscreen, also from Consonant! I haven’t tried this yet as I’m saving it for the warmer weather, but if it is anything like the hand cream in terms of quality, then I’m probably going to love it. Plus it is SPF30, so it will be put to good use.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A super soft little makeup brush from Anna Sui! The handle is to pretty – the end looks like a rose.

A sweet little pair of earphones. I had recently broken mine, and had not gotten around to replacing them, so this was perfect! Look how cute and colourful they are!

A mini kabuki type make-up brush from The Body Shop! It is so soft, I’m always playing with it because I cannot believe how SOFT it is!

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer SPF15 in shade Reserve Your Cabana! As Stashy said, this is a highlighting shade, not an actual bronzer.

The pan is ENORMOUS! I think that I’ve worn it just about EVERY SINGLE DAY since my package arrived, it is a perfect shade for me!

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

This was a runner-up prize, can you believe it? AMAZING AND AWESOMETASTIC!

Thanks again Stashy! ❤