Weekly Recap April 16th to 22nd

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, April 16th – Hask Argan Dry Shampoo Review

Wednesday, April 18th – *PR Sample* SureThik Eyebrow Thickening Fibers Review 

Friday, April 20th – Mini Clothing Haul

The sunshine is finally here! Look how blue the sky was yesterday!

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This week I have some skincare reviews for you. And I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my April Petit Vour box.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This recap contains PR Samples and things purchased by me.

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo Review

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Today I have a little review of the Argan Dry Shampoo from Hask. [info in italics taken from the Hask website]

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo

Infused with an orange citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption

Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, argan infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair revived, bouncy and clean. Saving time has never been this glamorous!

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo

I have three main criteria for evaluating a dry shampoo, the first and most important is does it make my hair look clean. The second is does it make my hair feel clean, and not dry and straw like. And the third and final is the scent, is it mild and pleasant or strong and awful.

So how does the Hask Argan Dry Shampoo measure up?

This dry shampoo works great for getting an extra day between washes. It doesn’t make my hair feel gross or over dry. And it smells really nice! I think that I like this one even better than the Chia Seed one that I was using previously (review is here).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.

Weekly Recap Oct 9th to 15th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 9th – Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely All Over Balm Review *

Wednesday, October 11th – Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant Review

Friday, October 13th – Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review

Now you’re all caught up, thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review

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Today I have a review of the Chia Seed Volumizing Shampoo from Hask that I recently purchased. (Info in italics taken from the Hask website)

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Infused with a floral tea scent – Long-lasting Oil Absorption

Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors. Your ultimate hair care pick-me-up is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash and extend your style with this lightweight, chia seed infused formula to transform hair from lifeless to voluminous. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odour leaving hair big, bouncy and clean. Amping up your beauty routine has never been this easy!

I have three main criteria for evaluating a dry shampoo, the first and most important is does it make my hair look clean. The second is does it make my hair feel clean, and not dry and straw like. And the third and final is the scent, is it mild and pleasant or strong and awful.

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo

So how does the Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo measure up?

My hair is approximately bra strap length, and is thick and wavy. My hair is normal at the roots, drier at the ends. I mostly use a dry shampoo to get an extra day between washes, so I can go 3 days, before I need to wash my hair if I use dry shampoo after day 2.

It works pretty well to make my hair look and feel clean and add volume. It doesn’t leave a white or grey cast on my dark brunette hair, nor does it make it feel dry or gross. And it doesn’t irritate my scalp like some dry shampoos. Scent-wise, it is mild and pleasant –  a floral tea scent – so no complaints there.

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo

I’d like to try some of the other dry shampoos in this line to see how they compare. It is also available in Argan, Coconut, Charcoal and Kalahari Melon – out of which I’d try them all except for Coconut because as you all know, I really dislike coconut scents.

Have you tried this dry shampoo? What is your fave?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.

July 2016 Empties

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July Empties 2016

I didn’t finish up that many products this month, so this will be a short one!

Haircare:

July Empties 2016

Rock Your Hair Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo * – This was a freebie from GenBeauty. I really liked this dry shampoo, but haven’t ever seen it in stores, so it is unlikely that I will purchase this (unless Sally Beauty opens a store here). Review is here.

Co Lab Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo in Rio (tropical scent) – I’ve already purchased a replacement for this dry shampoo, it is my favourite one so far! I’ve never actually reviewed this, but it has been in several of my empties posts!

Alterna Caviar Repair Instant Recovery Conditioner – I’ve had this conditioner for YEARS. It is crazy thick and nearly impossible to squeeze conditioner out of the bottle – there is still a little bit in the bottle, but it refuses to come out. I don’t think that they are cruelty free, so I won’t be repurchasing this one unless I find out for sure.

Skincare:

Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Super Hydrating Hand Cream – This one is great for dry skin, but is highly scented. If you are sensitive to scents, then this one might not be for you. I mostly used it on my feet, due to the scent being a little too much. I believe that this one was gifted to me. I’d like to try some of the other scents, but not right away as i’ve got quite a stash of hand creams to use up.

Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream * – I love this stuff! It is so rich and hydrating, without being greasy. As an added plus, it is fragrance free. I’ll probably purchase this one in the colder months once I use up more of my stash. This was a freebie from GenBeauty. Review is here.

Sukin Hyrdrating Toner Mist – This one made it into my July Faves. I love this facial mist, it is so refreshing and soothing. It has a mild rose scent that I absolutely love. I’ve already repurchased this one. Review is here.

Make-Up:

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Essence Prettifying Lip Oil – I purchased this at the Essence booth at GenBeauty. I really loved this lip oil. I will repurchase it if I find it in a store. Review is here.

Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint – To be honest, I’ve had this for YEARS. After reading Stashy’s blog post about her makeup purge, I decided to go through all of my lip products to check to see if any of them had gone off. This one was the only one – the minty scent is still there, but slightly off, and the sides are discoloured, so it is time to pitch this one. I have several red lipsticks in my stash, so I don’t need to replace this one any time soon.

Have you finished up many things this month? I just hit pan on my Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation – I wonder how long it will take me to finish it?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Freebies / PR samples identified with *. Everything else has been purchased by  me, or gifted to me (from family or friend).

Rock Your Hair – Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo

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Summer has definitely arrived here in Montreal! How is the weather wherever you are? Today I’m reviewing Michael O’Rourke’s Rock Your Hair Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo *Freebie from the Rock Your Hair booth at Generation Beauty*

Here’s a little bit of info on the brand:

Based in Malibu, California, Rock Your Hair is the latest big thing in the world of professional hair care. Designed by the founder of Big Sexy Hair, LA celebrity stylist Michael O’Rourke, Rock Your Hair delivers big volume and endless styling capabilities combining ingredient technologies that protect and repair hair from damage brought on by heat styling and chemical processes. All products are sulfate and paraben free and safe for all hair types. A shout out to our four legged friends, Rock Your Hair and Rock Your Fur are both 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free! Don’t forget it’s always better to RESCUE!

Now onto the product itself – Rock Your Hair Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo:

Refreshes tired locks when you don’t have time to shampoo. Absorbs excess oil and boosts volume. Prolongs the life of your color and blow out. Invisible powder that adds moisture without added weight and works perfect for all shades of color.

Rock Your Hair Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo

My Experience:

I really like this dry shampoo, it doesn’t make my hair dull, it adds volume and absorbs oil without making my hair feel like straw – everything that I want in a dry shampoo.

Have you tried this dry shampoo? Which one is your fave?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: PR sample from the Rock Your Hair booth at the Generation Beauty event (May 2016). I’m under no obligation to review this product. And most importantly, my opinion is my own!

March 2016 Empties

March Empties

Hello, hello! I cannot believe that it April already!

I managed to finish up a few things in my stash this month.

Haircare:

March Empties - Haircare

I’ve reviewed the Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long & Strong Shampoo and Conditioner as a part of my Project Focus 10 Collab (reviews are here and here). I will probably buy these again once I use up whatever other shampoos and conditioners that I have in my stash. Or I might try one of the other shampoo / conditioner combos in their range. I really want to try their Beach Babe Soft Waves spray, and their Clean Freak Dry Shampoo.

I haven’t actually reviewed the COLAB dry shampoo in Rio (tropical scent) yet. But it works well with my crazy wavy hair when I want to go an extra day without washing it. It leaves my hair feeling fresh, and adds volume. It says on the package that the scent is papaya and pineapple but I only smell the pineapple, thank goodness as I really dislike the scent of papaya.  I’ve already purchased a replacement in same scent.

Skincare & Makeup:

March Empties - Skincare & Makeup

I finished up quite a few makeup and skincare products this month, most of which I have reviewed on the blog previously.

The two lipsticks, aren’t technically empties, but they are getting pitched as both of them have dried out and the scent is starting to go off (both are more than a year old). Despite that, I did love both the Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Violet Volt, and the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Wonderchilde. I’ve swatched them both previously, you can see them here. I haven’t replaced either of them as of yet, because my list of lipsticks that I want to try is suuuuuuper long.

I’m sad that I’ve used up the Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask. I loved this and used it at least once a week from the time that I purchased it. The original review is here. I haven’t replaced it yet, but probably will after I knock a few other masks off of my wish list.

The OZ Naturals Retinol Serum. This took me ages to finish because I had started to use the Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer and didn’t want to overdo it on the retinol use. I haven’t replaced this yet as I still have about half a tube left of the moisturizer to use up.

Sample pack of Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. This came with my bottle of EradiKate. This exfoliator really is intense for sensitive skin. It was just on the edge of me wondering if it was a healthy tingling sensation, or it my face was going to melt and burn. But as soon as I washed it off, my skin was fine, so I guess that it was an intense tingle. This stuff looks really gross (it is dark green) but my skin looked amazing after using it. It is pricey though, so I’m not sure that I will buy the full size unless I’m planning on a splurge.

The Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Complex EX serum worked so well for my sensitive combination dry skin. I’m really sad that this one is empty. I loved the way that it worked in conjunction with the Night Gelly. My skin is just so hydrated, smooth and rosy when I use them. The original review is here.

Trial size of Paula’s Choice Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. This stuff is amazing when you need a boost of hydration. You can use it directly on the skin like a serum, mix it with your moisturizer, or even mix it with your foundation. This stuff was great during the cold winter months when my skin gets particularly dry and sensitive. I haven’t replaced it yet, but most likely will in the fall. The original review is here.

Another one from the Project Focus 10 Collab is the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I used this religiously for 10 weeks, and it made a huge difference! The original review is here. I will likely replace this, or will try the similar product from Lush.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for disclosure of each product. Most of these products were purchased with my own money.