Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain (Coy) Review

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

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Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain that I recently purchased from well.ca [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The new Bitten Lip Stain gives you stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula.

Our unique water-based, hydration-packed, and gluten-free formula has gentle staining pigments that apply like a gloss and stays put like a stain with non-feathering wear. The lightweight gel-like texture moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Apply with the plush doe foot applicator to luxuriously cushion and coat lips.

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

These lip stains come in six different shades: Saucy (hot pink), Play (magenta purple), Coy (coral pink), Sass (violet pink), Sweet (pink) and Tempt (dark magenta). I chose the shade Coy as I wanted a peachy / coral shade for summer. The swatch shows two coats (top) and one coat (bottom).

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The formula feels watery when first applied but when it dries down, it manages to still feel hydrating. It is fairly long wearing too – and once it dries down, it stays put under a mask without smearing! I plan to pick up a few more shades to try out, most likely Play and / or Tempt.

Have you tried this lip stain?

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer Review

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer in the shade Sunrise. I bought it from well.ca. [info in italics taken from Flower Beauty]

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Enhance your glow with Heatwave Bronzer! Our marbleized formula blends effortlessly for a warm, luminous look. Matte and shimmering powders swirl together for a lit-from-within ambient glow.

The Heatwave Luminous Bronzer is available in two shades – Sunrise (light golden) and Sunswept (medium golden). I picked the lighter of the two shades. At first glance it looked to be really dark, and I was afraid that I’d made a horrible mistake as my skintone is quite fair.

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

As you can see from the swatches, this bronzer is buildable, and gives my pale skin a bit of a healthy “sun-kissed” glow. I think that it is a great budget friendly, cruelty free, option.

Do you have a favourite bronzer? Have you tried this one?

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Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water Review

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Today I have a review of Garnier’s Water Rose Micellar Water. Since they’ve recently become Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free, I decided to start exploring a few of their products. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

This all-in-1 hydrating micellar cleanser water is a facial cleanser and makeup remover that is surprisingly powerful, yet gentle on skin. The Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water for all skin types effectively cleanses, removes makeup and hydrates skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing. This facial cleanser removes makeup, leaving skin perfectly clean without over drying. This Garnier Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water is gentle on skin and can be used to remove face makeup and eye makeup. The gentle cleanser is vegan and formulated without alcohol, oils and fragrance. 

Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water

I purchased the Water Rose Micellar Water to use for gentle eye makeup removal. It is non-soapy and super gentle yet effective at removing eye shadow, brow pencil and mascara. Waterproof mascara is a little tricky, but I find that most micellar waters don’t fully remove waterproof mascara formulas easily. As an added plus, it does not sting my sensitive eyes! I use it with my reusable makeup remover pads from Oko Creations.

The key ingredients are Rose Water and Glycerin – you can probably guess why I picked this one right? I love rose in my skincare!

The bottle is HUGE, and costs less than $10 CAD – so it is super budget friendly. Have you tried this micellar water?

Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water

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Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum – another one of my recent purchases from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, so I’m ready to let you know how it measures up. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website]

Hydrating Facial Serum formulated with hyaluronic acid is just what your skin has been waiting for. The light weight texture & formula helps leave your skin feeling soft and smooth with a velvety finish.

Vitamin C helps to even out the skin tone while helping diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sodium Hyaluronate (a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid) penetrates deeper layers of the skin to attract and hold moisture which, overtime, works to enhance & replenish skin. Vegan Cruelty Free

Another budget friendly, drugstore brand!

This facial serum is lightweight, non-sticky and sinks into the skin quickly, and adds extra hydration. It contains two of my favourite ingredients – hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. My skin loves anything with vitamin C in it.

It plays nicely with my moisturizer, spf and with makeup too. Also – it has little to no scent! Always a plus in my opinion as I don’t enjoy using over-scented skincare products.

Have you tried this facial serum?

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The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Polyglutamic Acid Serum from The Inkey List that I recently purchased from Shoppers / Pharmaprix. [info in italics taken from the B For Beauty UK website]

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid1

Naturally found in the skin, Polyglutamic Acid (PGA) helps to maintain skin’s moisture levels and holds 4 times more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid. Polyglutamic Acid acts to:

  1. Form a thin, smooth and moisturising film on the skin 
  2. Reduce the appearance of fine lines 
  3. Brighten skin and evens tone 

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

My skin loves hyaluronic acid, so I was especially interested in trying out this serum. It feels like a cross between a HA serum and a silicone primer. I’ve been using it in conjunction with the Hexa-Peptide Serum, and they work really well together.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

It is very lightweight, and my skin feels so smooth after applying. My only complaint is that this serum has an awful chemical scent (almost paint-like to my nose). Thankfully it disappears quickly, because yuck!

It works well with makeup too. Great as a primer! And it is budget friendly at $14.99 CAD for 30 ml.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Propanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract.

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Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara from Essence Cosmetics. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

All eyes on you! The essence all eyes on me waterproof mascara provides your lashes with extra volume,  length and a breathtaking curve. The volumizing wand covers each individual lash and offers ideal separation.  Paraben Free. No Animal Testing

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

You all know that I am mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara measure up?

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

1. waterproof / water resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1

5. volumizing +1/2

6. must hold a curl +1/4

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

The brush shape is really great for getting the lashes at the inner and outer eye corners.

Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7. I wish that it had better volume and held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. I like it, but it isn’t a holy grail for me.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Essence The False Lashes Mascara -Extreme Volume & Curl

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Today I have a little review of another mascara from Essence – The False Lashes Mascara Extreme Volume & Curl. [info in italics is taken from their EU website]

Essence False Lashes Mascara

extra volume, extra curl. the curl fiber brush ensures maximum volume and curved lashes with a false lash look.

My lashes are long and stick straight, so I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any lashes. As well, my eyes are sensitive so many mascaras irritate my eyes.

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

So how did this mascara measure up?

The False Lash Mascara is not a waterproof formulation, but despite this, I found it to be fairly water-resistant and smudgeproof for my eyes. If you don’t blot off the end of the wand before applying, you will get clumps. But over all I don’t find it to be overly flaky or clumpy. That being said, I don’t wear more than two coats of mascara – I think that three coats would not work well for this one.

Essence False Lashes Mascara

Colour-wise, it is super, mega, dark black – my absolute favourite. And it is definitely volumizing and holds a curl well for me.  And most importantly, it did not irritate my sensitive eyes.

It is a little difficult to remove than some non-waterproof formulations, but since I usually wear waterproof mascaras, it is nothing that a bit of coconut oil can’t remove.

Overall I would rate this one at 6.75 out of 7 – even higher than the Essence Lash Stylist 18H Curl & Hold Mascara (review is here).

What is your fave budget friendly mascara? For less than $5, I think that Essence mascaras are a great choice.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!