The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

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The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

Today I have a review of one of the many products that I purchased in my recent haul from The Ordinary – the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer. Here’s what it says on the website about the product:

This new generation of primer is a lightweight serum-like formula that increases the spreadability of subsequent complexion makeup to help avoid the unnatural and uneven accumulation of pigments especially around the eyes and on dry skin. The formula also acts as a light, non-oily surface hydrator for a natural dewy look.

Ingredients: Hexamethyldisiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol.

I chose this primer because I wanted a product that was hydrating and light. I’ve worn it with just concealer / powder, and with foundation / concealer / powder. It is a clear serum type primer, and has that weird slippery silicone feel when first applied. I find that it does smooth the skin and helps keep my makeup from creasing. It definitely gives a dewy finish to my makeup, so if you prefer a matte finish, then this is not the one for you. I really like this one, and the price is amazing at only $7.90 (CAD)!

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

The product is water free, oil free, alcohol free, vegan and cruelty free.

Next week I’ll be reviewing the highly coveted Serum Foundation, as well as reviewing some of the skincare products from my haul.

Have you tried anything from The Ordinary?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Sneak Peek – Currently Testing The Ordinary

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This is just a sneak peek of what I’m currently testing / about to test. My order from Deciem / The Ordinary arrived yesterday and I’m super excited to test out a bunch of new products!

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Because I have sensitive skin, I can’t start using everything all at once and have to slowly introduce new products over the course of several days.

Here’s a teaser of what is being tested out:

The Ordinary

I’m very excited about this super affordable skincare line! Reviews to follow once I’ve tested things out long enough to have a solid opinion (minimum two weeks usage).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased 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.

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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!

Project Focus 10 Collab – Week 7 Review and Update

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

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I’m back with the seventh installment of my 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.

Today I’m reviewing the Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long & Strong Shampoo.

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

Here’s what it says on the website:

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 have your hair stronger, healthier and in turn, longer by the time prince charming comes for you!

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

My experience: I started using the Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Long & Strong shampoo (and the matching conditioner which I’ll review next week) in late November / early December, but really only started using it regularly after Christmas.

On the package it states: “Longer hair, faster. Strengthens hair. Anti-Breakage formula

My hair is past my shoulders in length, with the longest layer nearly down to my bra strap. My hair is thick and it does grow fairly quickly, so I can’t really comment on longer hair, faster aspect. I haven’t had my hair trimmed since December, and other than my ends just starting to get a little dry, I have no split ends, and zero breakage. Normally my ends would be a lot drier after about three months without a trim. I like that I don’t have to wash my hair every day when I use this shampoo, and my hair still looks and feels clean on the second day. The scent is pleasant, just a clean scent, not super perfumed, thank goodness, because I really do not like overly scented hair products. I should be able to finish both this and the conditioner next week – I might have one use left, maybe two.

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 2x, mostly the darker end of the palette this week.

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

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – used 1x, reviewed week 6.

Makeup Tools:

Georgie Beauty False Lashes and Adhesive – Once again I did not use my false lashes, but I did manage to do a patch test with the adhesive and I’m happy to say that there was no reaction, so I think that I will be able to safely use it and not have my eyes explode!

(I walked around for 24 hours with this on my arm to test for sensitivity / allergic reaction)

Georgie Beauty False Lash Adhesive Skin Test

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

Haircare and Bodycare:

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – used 2x, nearly empty!

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

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, used daily, often several times a day!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! <span class="wp-smiley wp-emoji wp-emoji-heart" title="<3

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 6 Review & Update

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Hello, hello! Can you believe that it is already been SIX weeks since starting Project Focus 10?

Project Focus 10 is a Collab that I am doing with three lovely fellow bloggers: Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy. Here’s the lowdown on PF10:

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.

Today I’m reviewing Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Bronzer in their iconic shade Park Avenue Princess. Here’s what it says on the Sephora website about this bronzer:

What it is:
An ultralight, mineral-based bronzing powder.

What it does:
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer is an oil-free bronzer that fuses earthly minerals with naturally-derived ingredients for a natural-looking finish. It contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like vitamins A and E, which act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage, and it’s infused with mineral pigments that are known for their soothing and softening properties.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

My experience: This is the first and only bronzer that I’ve ever owned as most of them are too dark for my skintone (for reference, I use Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc).

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Because I’m quite pale in the winter time, I have to be careful in applying, otherwise it is too much (as you can see in the swatch on my arm, and my face is a lot paler than my arm). The colour is definitely buildable and long lasting on my skin. I think that it is a bit too warm for me this time of year, but I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it in the spring / summer.

Update on the remaining PF10 products:

Make-Up:

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

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette – used 2x, loving the matte shades this week!

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

Make-Up Tools:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Georgie Beauty False Lashes and Adhesive – Once again I did not use my false lashes, I need to do a patch test with the adhesive before trying them out. Maybe I’ll do that this afternoon.

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, used daily

Haircare and Bodycare:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – used 2x,

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – used 2x,

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week three, used 2x, finished!

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – reviewed week 5, used daily, often several times a day!

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!

 

Project Focus 10 Collab – Week 5 Update & Review

Hello, hello! Can you believe that it is week 5 already?

Project Focus 10 is a Collab that I am doing with three lovely fellow bloggers: Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom, Stashy from Stash Matters, and Joy from Styled with Joy. Here’s the lowdown on PF10:

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.

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Today I’m reviewing the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream from Burt’s Bees. Here’s what it says on the Burt’s Bees website:

Give your needy nails a helping hand. Nourish and moisturise nails and cuticles with this intensive, natural treatment. A touch of lemon oil makes your nails smell incredibly clean, healthy and beautiful, naturally.

And here’s the ingredient list since it was nearly impossible to photograph it:

prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, tocopheryl acetate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candehlla) wax, beta-carotene, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), limonene

My experience: I’ve been really good about using the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream several times every day and I’ve made quite a dent in it as you can see from the photo with the black background (taken this morning). It is keeping my cuticles from drying out and getting raggy which they are prone to do in the dry and cold winter months. I love the lemony scent so much!

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Update on the remaining products:

Project Focus 10 CollabMakeup:

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

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette – used 1x, I only wore full makeup twice last week, and ended up using my new Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette one of the days.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – used 1x, I’m quite pale this time of year, but when I’m sick, I’m ghostly, so this was a little too warm toned for me, even used sparingly.

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

Makeup Tools:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Georgie Beauty False Lashes and Adhesive – did not use

Wayne Goss Brush 01 – reviewed week 2, used daily

Haircare and Bodycare:

Project Focus 10 Collab

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo – used 1x, I accidentally used a different shampoo one morning

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Conditioner – used 1x, I accidentally used a different conditioner one morning.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – reviewed week three, used 2x, nearly finished the tube, maybe two or three uses left.

Overall: I think I made ok progress despite still being sick over the past week, and not really wearing much makeup unless I was leaving my house to camouflage the plague pallor.

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!

Wonderblur Face Primer from The Body Shop

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Yes, I was actually brave enough to try another primer after my horrific reaction to the last one (link is here if you want to read about it). I decided to try the Wonderblur Primer from The Body Shop.

The Body Shop Wonderblur Primer

Here’s what it says on the Body Shop’s Canadian website:

  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines

  • Flawless finish

  • 12-hour hydration

My experience: When I first squeezed a little bit of the primer out of the tube to do a patch test on my arm, and then on my neck (a crucial step after my recent skin reaction to the other primer), I really thought that this was going to be a dud and prone to terrible pilling. But once you rub it into the skin, it kind of “melts” and applies smoothly.

The Body Shop Wonderblur Primer

I’ve tried this primer with my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, and with just concealer and finishing powder. It works well both ways to smooth the skin without drying it out. It doesn’t make my skin feel like it can’t breathe. And most importantly, my skin did not freak out when I used the Wonderblur Primer. Such a difference compared to my previous horrible experience!

The Body Shop Wonderblur Primer

Have you tried this one? If not, what is your HG primer, I want to know!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!