Catrice Lip Super Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip Super Serum from Catrice that I recently purchased as a part of a small haul from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website].

Lip Boost! Catrice Volumizing Lip Balm with slightly cooling texture softly tingles and plumps upon application. • Plumps and adds lip volume • Not tested on animals *Can be worn alone or under lipstick Catrice Beauty Tip: Perfect product to layer under lipstick or lip gloss for a fuller lip look

I really don’t feel the cooling or tingle effect when I apply this lip serum, nor do I feel that it plumps my lips. However, I do feel that it hydrates nicely and is non-sticky. So as a smoothing and hydrating gloss it is a lovely lip oil type product, but as a plumper, I feel that it is a bit of a dud. I’ll definitely finish it up as I’m constantly applying balms / glosses / serums / oils in the winter as my lips get SO DRY!

Have you tried this one? Did it work for you? Do you have a fave cruelty free lip plumper?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my user experience.

Essence Lips Go Wow! Plumping Lipgloss Review

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Today I have a short little review of the Lips Go Wow! Plumping Lipgloss from Essence Cosmetics that I purchased recently. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers / Pharmaprix website]

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

The lipglosses with a high-shine finish provide the lips with a visible plumping effect. The transparent gloss contains menthol for a cooling sensation, while the red gloss heats up the lips with a prickling warming effect.

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

I got the clear gloss. It isn’t a sticky feeling gloss, thankfully. It feels cooling and mildly tingly on my lips. The plumping is not mega pronounced, but I can see a difference when I apply it.

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

All in all I think it is an ok lip plumper, but an excellent lip gloss – and I’m not a big fan of lip glosses generally.

Have you tried this one?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!




Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze (Candied Hearts) Review

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Today I have a review of the Lip Glaze from Clove + Hallow in the shade Candied Hearts that came this week in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze

Formulated with natural olive oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter, the Lip Glaze offers inspired color and a dazzling finish without stickiness.

The Lip Glaze is available in six different shades:

  • Bubbly – pink-y nude
  • Angelic – neutral mauve
  • Candied Hearts – muted bubblegum pink
  • Prep – brighter, coral-toned pink
  • Mai Tai – peach with a touch of gold shimmer
  • Spicy – deep raspberry 

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’m not a big fan of lip glosses as most of them have a sticky texture that I can’t stand. This Lip Glaze is not supposed to be sticky, which gave me high hopes.

The packaging is a click type applicator brush, similar to the Stila Lip Glazes. The first use took forever for any of the product to come out onto the brush tip – at first I thought that it would never come out!


The shade Candied Hearts is described as a muted bubblegum pink. It is a pretty colour, with a surprisingly non-sticky lip feel, and a sheer wash of colour. I do think that I would have preferred either the shade Prep or Spicy though, but I’ll likely get loads of use from this shade.

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Silica, Euphorbia, Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopherol *Organic Ingredient; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxide Ci 77492, Iron Oxide Ci 77499, Red 7 Lake Ci 15850, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Red 27 Lake Ci 45410.

Have you tried anything from Clove + Hallow? Are you a fan of lip glosses, or lip glazes?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

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.


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 (Jan 9th to 15th, 2017)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts in case you missed anything.

Monday, January 9th – Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Wednesday, January 11th – blog post went into outer space and never came back!

Friday, January 13th – Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and the Glow All Out Highlight & Sculpt Cheek Highlighter 

Friday’s post was a re-write of the missing Wednesday post (Sexy Mother Pucker), combined with my planned Friday post (Glow All Out). Thankfully it didn’t take me very long to re-do.

I’ve been doing the Yoga with Adriene 31 day #yogarevolution, and so far I’ve managed to do yoga every day!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.


Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Review

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This post was supposed to go up on Wednesday. No idea why it did not, and I just realized this morning that it didn’t! And the draft had disappeared, so I had to re-write this entire post! *grumble*

As you know, I recently won a giveaway hosted by Rachael from Helpless Whilst Drying, and it was a sweet gift box with three Soap & Glory products. So today I’m reviewing the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss in the shade Plumble and the Glow All Out Highlight & Sculpt Cheek Stick in Ice Shimmer.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker

Fasten your seatbelts! Soap & Glory’s world-famous SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ Lip Plumping Gloss just got sexier. Amazing. Addictive. And definitely something to shout a-pout, it features the same ingenious lip-plumping technology as the original. With SUPERFILL™ Lip Plumping Spheres, which explode in volume when they meet the moisture on your lips. (They’re like tiny, dehydrated sponges that expand when they get wet.) Plus LIPSWELL™ Natural Plant Oil Infusion – an incredible microcirculation-boosting extract that makes your lips feel instantly fuller. Plus, with a new super-smooth formula, it glides on… so your lips feel soft and look ravishing. It’s set to send you (and lips) a-buzzing!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker


I’m not normally a fan of lip glosses, I find them to be sticky, gloppy and gummy, and my hair instantly becomes stuck to my lips. Ugh. BUT, I have to say that this is the nicest lip gloss that I’ve ever used! It isn’t sticky or gross at all. And it doesn’t seem to be a magnet for my hair, haha!

I’ve taken over 50 photos to try to get a decent shot of this gloss on my lips, and they all without fail are slightly out of focus, so I apologize for that…

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker

The shade Plumble on me is pinky toned, almost a raspberry colour. The plumping action comes on gradually, but then it is full tingle action! It feels to me like when you have a mouthful of super carbonated fizzy water, but on your lips!

Now onto the Glow All Out Highlight & Sculpt Cheek Stick in Ice Shimmer:

Soap & Glory Glow All Out

Girls, our GLOW ALL OUT™ CHEEK STICK will give you an instant pop of champagne glow to sigh for. With Illuminating Radiance-Pearls™ your skin will receive a wonderful, sheer, luminous finish. And ‘wow-look-at-her’ double takes. In the coolly stunning shade, ICE SHIMMER.

I really love this highlighting stick, it is super easy to apply and you can blend it out with a brush, or even with your fingers. It can be worn lightly, or full on disco ball, depending on your preference! It is a lovely cool toned highlight.

My review of the Thick & Fast High-Definition Collagen Coat Mascara will be posted next week.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I won this in a personal blog giveaway.


Wet ‘n Wild, Nyx, and Hourglass Swatchfest

Continuing with the awesome things that I won in recent givaways, here’s the lipstick and lipglosses:

First up is the Wet ‘n Wild lipstick in Bare it All, a very wearable nude / MLBB shade:




Up next the the Butter Gloss from Nyx in Éclair, a super moisturizing lip gloss in a pinky MLBB shade. I don’t normally like lip glosses due to the stickiness, but this one is so buttery!



And the matte liquid lipstick from Hourglass, a gorgeous matte crimson:



And here’s the swatches:


Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I won these items in giveaways from personal blogs.