Dyson Supersonic HairDryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Round Brush Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

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I’m finally getting around to reviewing my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – it was a birthday gift from 2021 from the Mister and my parents – I think it is time to give my opinion since I’ve been using it for over a year now!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

A bit of a back story – I used to buy a cheap hairdryer, and had to replace it every year or two. It always took FOREVER to dry my shoulder length (sometimes longer) fairly thick hair. Then I made an upgrade to a T3 Featherweight – which lasted for over ten years before it needed to be replaced. The T3 Featherweight, although faster than my previous hairdryers, still took a long time to dry my hair.

Now back to the Dyson. I don’t always blow dry my hair every time I wash it, but when I do, I want it to be as fast as possible – and I always use a heat protectant product to minimize damage. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

What it is: A hair dryer that dries hair fast with no extreme heat

What Else You Need to Know:
– Includes a range of attachments designed to style different types of hair
– Magnetic styling attachments for easy fitting and 360° rotation
– Intelligent heat control helps protect your shine: Air temperature is measured 40 times every second, keeping the temperature under control
– Air Multiplier™ technology amplifies air by three times for faster drying
– Acoustically Tuned: The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it’s enveloped by a vibration-reduction system

– Three precise speed settings: High for fast drying and styling, medium for regular drying, low for diffusing
– Four precise heat settings: 100°C fast drying and styling, 80°C regular drying, 60°C cooler drying and diffusing, 28°C constant cold
– Cold shot: 28°C cold shot sets your hair after styling

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Presentation Case

When I got my Supersonic, there was a promotion to get the Presentation Case and an extra attachment (or two) – so I have the Supersonic dryer, the presentation case, two different concentrator nozzles, the diffuser, and the wide tooth comb attachment. There is a new flyaway attachment that came out recently that I’d like to get.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments

I like that this hair dryer is small and lightweight. It is also not super noisy. It is easy to adjust between settings. And the attachments swap out easily as they’re magnetic. The cord is also really long which I so appreciate!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments Presentation Case

I mainly use the larger concentrator nozzle or the diffuser – depending on if I want to dry my hair straight or wavy / curly. And if I only want to dry my hair in a hurry (no careful blowout), I can do it in 12 MINUTES – compared to my old hair dryer which took a minimum of 45 minutes and even then it wasn’t 100% dry. So for me it is worth it.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

I never store my hair dryer in the case, it is usually sitting next to the case on my dresser. I store the attachments and my brush in the case.

Also – a little review of the Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

The double ceramic large round brush feature a ceramic round head for even heat & smoothing while blowdry styling. Head is also vented for quicker styling & heat distribution. In a trendy rose gold & white palette.

I had a natural boar bristle round brush a million years ago, and it ALWAYS got stuck in my hair no matter how careful I was when I used it. I decided to try a round brush again when I got my Dyson as my current hair stylist used one with her Dyson one of the times she cut my hair – so I really watched her technique and have tried to replicate it. The Quo brush is really nice and light weight, and does work well when I want to try to do a salon style blowout – I’m still working on my technique, but it shows promising results so far. And most importantly, it doesn’t get stuck in my hair.

Have you tried either the Dyson Supersonic or the Quo Double Ceramic Large Round Brush?

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Disclosure: Dyson Supersonic was a birthday gift, and the Quo Beauty Brush purchased by me.

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm Review

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

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Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

Today I’m reviewing the Glowy Lip Balm from Quo Beauty – one of Shopper’s Drug Mart’s / Pharmaprix’s in-house beauty brands. If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that this was part of a mini haul that I did earlier this month. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s website]

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

Treat your lips to a sheer natural lip colour. Formulated with moisturizing rosehip seed oil & hyaluronic acid to help plump your lips over time. The formula reacts to your unique chemistry to provide your perfect shade.

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

I’m a lip balm addict as you probably know. And with mask wearing, I’ve barely work lipstick, but I always wear lip balm, and have been loving tinted lip balms lately. The Glowy Lip Balm is available in three shades: Blush 03, Coral 10 and Punch 27. I purchased the shade Punch, which turns into a pretty pinky shade on my lips. It is hydrating and very mildly plumping without the tingle.

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

The packaging is reminiscent of the Dior Addict Lip Glow – who am I kidding, it is a very much a knock-off of the Dior which has more shades, and costs $44 CAD versus $10 for the Quo Beauty version. I haven’t tried the Dior one, so I can’t comment on how they compare formula-wise.

Have you tried the Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm? Or the Dior Addict Lip Glow?

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Disclosure – I purchased this!

Cumulative Empties – May to July 2021 Part 1

Empties May to Jul 2021

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Today I’d like to share my product finishes from the past three months, and I’ll let you know if I would purchase again (eventually), or not, and link to my original reviews. Let’s take a look…

Skincare + Makeup:

Empties May to Jul 2021

Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – I loved this minty lip scrub, and would likely purchase again.

Kaelen Harwell Refining Roman Chamomile Ylang Ylang Cleanser – This was from my CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2019-20 judging panel box. I absolutely love this creamy cleanser. Gentle, non-drying, amazing. I would purchase this one.

Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum – This was a nice hyaluronic acid based serum. It’s budget friendly. I would purchase again eventually.

Wet N Wild Ultimate Brow Pencil – I have purchased this brow pencil several times since 2018, when Wet N Wild was cruelty free. I will not re-purchase unless they return to cruelty free status.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil – I loved this micro-brow pencil. I would re-purchase.

Covergirl The Super Sizer Big Curl Mascara (Waterproof) – This was a really good waterproof mascara, I scored it a 6.5 out of 7.

Have you tried any of these products? Part two to follow later in the week!

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Disclosure: Post contains mostly products purchased by me, and one from my judging panel jury box from 2019-20 (identified). My opinion is my own regardless.

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

Quo Beauty Breathable Nail Colour Review and Swatching – Tutu and Angel Kisses

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Today I have a little review and swatching of the Quo Beauty Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment in the shades Tutu and Angel Kisses . I purchased them recently from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website].

Let your nails breath while still wearing polish! The healthy solution: Breathable Nail Colour. Help keep the natural physiology of your nails protected, while water-vapor and air can still pass through. For best results and to extend the wear of your manicure, use with Breathable Base & Top.

Features and Benefits: 1. Air and water vapor permeablility features 2. Fast drying 3. Protects against nail discoloration and yellowing 4. Flexible film that helps increase resistance to chipping

Tutu:

The shade Tutu is a soft ballet pink – very soft and pretty. I think that it definitely needs three coats -maybe you can get away with two depending on how evenly you apply – as it can come out streaky.

Quo Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment Tutu
Quo Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment Tutu – Two Coats
Quo Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment Tutu – Three Coats (ignore the dry cuticles)

Angel Kisses:

The shade Angel Kisses is a silvery pink shimmer polish. It looks ok with one coat, and perfect with two coats as you can see in my photos.

Quo Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment Angel Kisses – Two Coats

Both polishes are have a nice shine to them without a topcoat – but I’m sure that you can extend the wear with a good topcoat. I’m very hard on my nails – between all the hand washing, and hand santizer and general wear and tear – nail polish just does not last more than three to four days (maximum) for me regardless of the brand!

Overall, I really like this polish – it doesn’t seem to be as hard on the nails as most. I’ll likely purchase a few more colours for spring / summer.

Have you tried this nail polish?

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

Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush Review + Swatching (Shade: Halo)

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Today I have a little review and swatching of the Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush in the shade Halo. I purchased it recently as a part of a small haul from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix – I believe it was Dal from Little Beauty Loves who made me curious about these cream blushes [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website]

Lightweight, fluffy formula that easily blends into a natural, fresh glow. Easily blendable allowing you to control converge with your fingertips.

Hydrating cream formula Sheer and luminous finish Quick drying.

When I first swatched this cream blush I found that it really does give a beautiful, natural glowing flush to the skin. It blends easily and is long wearing. The colour intensity is buildable – so I can see it working for a wide range of skintones. I apply it with my fingers, and then blend it with either a brush or a sponge.

Based on how easy to apply and how natural the finish is, I’ll likely pick up a few more shades the next time I’m stocking up on mascara.

Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush

Have you tried this cream blush? Do you use cream blushes?

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