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!




Weekly Recap to Feb 12th to 18th

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

Monday, Feb 12th – Andalou Naturals Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask Review

Wednesday, Feb 14th – Pinrose Secret Genius Review

Friday, Feb 16th – K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper Review

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cinnamon Lip Plumper from K Voss that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Petit Vour January 2018

This lip balm contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips. A potent concentration of Coconut Oil and Almond Oil renew the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage. 

K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper

The plumping feature comes from the wonderful time-tested bark of the tropical evergreen tree; cinnamon. Cinnamon is a spice originating from Sri Lanka that has been used for thousands of years for health and beauty. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and stimulates blood circulation. For this reason it makes an excellent all-natural alternative as a lip plumper!

K Voss2

As a lip balm addict I was very happy to try this one out. I find that a lot of lip plumpers are drying on the lips, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper

This lip balm is super moisturizing, and smells and tastes like cinnamon hearts candy. The plumping tingle is a little intense at first, but it gives the lips a just kissed flush.

It has minimal ingredients – which I love:

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Soy Wax, Cassia (Cinnamon) Oil.

K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper

I absolutely love this plumping lip balm. I’d like to try more from K Voss.

Do you like plumping lip balms, or is the tingle too much for you?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.



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.


Derma MD Canada Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing a few products that were sent to me for review from Derma MD Canada (the Canadian distributor for Derma MD Skincare).

Glamour Lip Plump

Lip plumpers are still one of the hottest products out there to complete a skincare program. Most of us do not want LIP augmentation, but we definitely want soft, full, supple lips. As we mature, we lose volume (collagen) in our lips, much like our face, but our Derma MD Canada Glamour LIP plumper will help you get that fullness back. Our proprietary formulation contains hyaluronic acid micro-spheres, niacin, antioxidants and peptides. Your lips will LOVE how they look and feel. Non-sticky or burning like most plumpers in the marketplace.

These lip plumper glosses are available in six different shades – Baby Doll Pink, Candy Pink, Coral Vixen, Golden Goddess, Peach Bellini, and Vixen Red. I received “Golden Goddess” – in the tube it looks full on gold metallic. Thankfully it does not apply like that!

Derma MD Glamour Lip Plump

Athough the Glamour Lip Plumper applies like a gloss, it doesn’t have that goopy, sticky feeling that I hate. Instead it feels super moisturizing. It does tingle a little when first applied, but not in that worrisome “oh no, my lips are melting off” kind of feeling. I really didn’t think that I would like this, but I’ve been using it daily!

Below are photos taken to try to illustrate the plumping effect on my lips. The first photo is immediately after applying, and the second is after 10 minutes. I tried to keep the same expression in both shots.

The Glamour Lip Plumper smells kind of like a cross between butterscotch pudding and mint – that might be a weird combination, but there is something that I like about the scent.

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid Micro-Spheres, Tri-Peptide 1, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Nicotinate (Niacin), Camphor, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

Enzymatic Cleanser – Pineapple / Papaya

The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya combined with chamomile and additional plant extracts, will gently digest dead skin cells leaving it soft, hydrated and feeling fresh. Enzymes are non-abrasive to the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

This thick yellow gel cleanser smells like pineapple! (And thankfully not like papaya – I have an aversion to the scent). It is super gentle on the skin. It exfoliates without abrading the skin which is perfect for sensitive skin like mine!

Ingredients: Water (aqua), sodium lauryl sarcosinate, lauramidoropyl betaine, decy glucoside, glycerin, xanthan gum, pineapple (ananas sativus) extract, papain, chamomile (chamomile recutita ) extract, grapefruit (citrus grandis) oil, panthenol, phenocarboxymethyl cellulose, grape seed extract, vitamin E acetate,grapefruit, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyglycerin, butylene glycol, citric acid, potassium sorbate, potassium hydroxide.

Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant formula combines caviar and AstaXanthin, one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants! It works to slow down the aging process and rejuvenate the skin giving it a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Reduces erythema (redness) and calms the skin, including rosacea skin types. This product makes a beautiful primer for makeup, smoothing the skin and creating the perfect canvas for foundation.

This serum can also be used as a makeup primer. When I first did a patch test on my arm – I immediately thought that it felt more like a primer than a serum to me. The dimethicone helps to smooth out the skin before foundation. I think that I will get more use of this once the weather gets colder, and my skin starts to get a little dry. It has a very mild medicinal type scent, not perfumey or overpowering at all. The serum plays well with concealer, liquid and powder foundation, as well as with BB/CC creams, without any creasing, always a good thing!

Derma MD Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Cross Polymer, Dimethicone, PEG 10 Rapeseed Sterol Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, SD Alcohol 40B, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Cymbidium Gandiflorum Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Carica Fruit Extract (Papaya), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c), Bisabolol, retinyl palmitate, Phytantriol, caviar extract, astaxanthin, copper tripeptide 1, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Red 30 Lake, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance.

Derma MD Canada kindly offered to do giveaway for my Canadian readers! The prize is a $200 Gift Card for Derma MD Canada (to be drawn in two weeks), click for the  Rafflecopter link. You will receive a $15 coupon (for shopping on the website) just for entering the giveaway.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products from Derma MD Canada for testing and review purposes, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using these products.