Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Demeter Foolproof Blending Duos and Trios

Hey guys,

Today I'm here with a super exciting post! Demeter partnered with the Canadian Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network to offer their members the chance to try their new Foolproof blending Duo and Trios! We had the chance to choose which duo we wanted to try and I picked the Sunshine and Clean Skin. Demeter is sold at my local grocery store and everytime I walked by the stand, I would always smell Clean Skin. I love a bright, fresh scent! I also received the vanilla trio which came with the scents Hawaiian Vanilla, Angel Food and Gingerbread.

The duo custom fragrance kit comes with two cologne sprays, a fragrance funnel, four droppers and a refillable bottle to mix your own custom fragrance. During a day of procrastinating from accounting homework, my friend Jessica and I decided to play around with the scents and do some mixing. This was so much fun! I felt like a scientist mixing creating the next big scent in a lab.
Some of our favorites that we came up with were Clean Skin + Sunshine for a fresh citrus scent and Clean skin + Hawaiian Vanilla for a sweet scent with a hint of freshness.


My scent that I came up with was 10 drops of Clean Skin, 5 drops of Hawaiian Vanilla and 3 drops of Sunshine. It gave me MAJOR high school flashbacks because it smells just like one of the Gwen Stefani Harujuku lovers perfumes which was my total go to in high school.


I would definitely recommend picking up these Duos and Trios because they are so much fun to customize. 
Here is a link for the rest of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers who took part in this campaign! Be sure to check out their posts to see what sort of scents they came up with.







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Sunday, January 17, 2016

G.M Collin Skincare Review


  
Hey Guys,

Today I'm here with a review of a couple of items from the G.M Collin skincare line. They were so kind and send me products tailored to my skin type. The items I received was the G.M Collin Active Exfoliant Powder, Beta-Peptide Eye Contour and the Phytowhite Dark Spot Serum.

The first product I tested and was intrigued by from the line was the Active Exfoliant Powder.

This product claims to:
  • Cleanse and purify the skin
  • Provides a granular and enzymatic exfoliation to improve the skins texture and reveal next layer of skin
  • Brightens the complexion and improves skin radiance
  • Improves the skins texture
I really enjoyed using this exfoliator and found that my skin looks luminous and felt soft. The powder, which activates on contact with water, develops into a frothy texture. It did not feel harsh on my sensitive skin but it did brighten my skin and removed any dry skin.

Next up was the Phytowhite Dark Spot Serum which claims to unify skin tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots with a special triple-action formulation that illuminates, exfoliates and helps prevent the visible signs of aging. The first thing I noticed about this serum is that it is hydroquinone free which is great because dark spot correctors I've used in the past (Proactiv dark spot corrector - I'm looking at you) contain this harmful ingredient. 
I put this serum to a month long test to see if it would diminish the dark acne spots on my chin and I can happily say that I have noticed fading and a more even skin tone. This makes me so excited that there is a dark spot serum out there, that works and is hydroquinone free. Thank you G.M Collin!
The last product I tested was the Bota-Peptide Eye Contour which claims to reduce the appearance of expression lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Since turning 25, I've noticed my under eyes have been dry and I'm starting to notice expression lines. I used this eye cream in the morning before applying makeup and I found this eye cream helped my concealer go on flawlessly which keeping my under eyes moisturized. 
Lastly - a surprise lipgloss which I was so excited to see in the shipping box along with all the other goodies! This is the lip plumping complex in the shade Rose which is a gorgeous pink with a slight shimmer. Normally I am quite nervous of any product that claims to plump because of the tingly sensation that comes along with them but I found that this gloss plumped without the tingly or burning sensation that other plumping glosses tend to it. This gloss made my lips look moisturized with a slight rose sheen which I adored.

Overall I am so excited about all the products I received and I cannot wait to continue using them in my daily routine.

I hope you enjoyed my review of the G.M Collin range! Have you tried products from this line before? What products would you recommend?
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Sephora Black Friday Haul Giveaway

Hey Guys!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. I will choose one person for each prize and the giveaway is international. The Giveaway ends December 14th.



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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Irresistible Me Royal Remy Extensions Review

Hi Guys,

Today's review is about these gorgeous hair extensions I received from Irresistible Me! Irresistible Me is an online store which sells 100% human hair extensions which are salon quality. I have never worn hair extensions before and I am new to the concept but after trying out these, I can see why so many people wear them!

I received the Royal Remy extensions in Royal Medium Brown (#4) which are 22 inches long and 200g. When I first opened the box, I was surprised at how thick and soft these hair extensions felt.

I loved the extra thickness and the movement these extensions gave my hair. Since I do a lot of heat styling, my ends are looking frayed and thin but these issues were undetectable with the extensions all while giving me some extra length. 


My next experiment with these extensions will be to curl my hair and see what it looks like. I'm really looking forward to having long beachy waves.

Overall I am overjoyed with my first set of hair extensions and I can't wait to wear them throughout the holidays to add some extra glam to my holiday looks!

Here is a link to the extensions if you would like to check them out for yourselves: http://www.irresistibleme.com/hair-extensions/royal-remy-3/medium-brown-4.html

xoxo,

Ashlee


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Clean and Clear Acne-Free Routine Review

Clean and Clear Acne-Free
Routine hhttp://bit.ly/1GiVk0D
Acne - Just typing out the word alone makes me shutter. I have suffered with acne since I was 12 and I can still remember the day I found my first pimple on my chin. I stood staring at the mirror trying to figure out what to do about the "situation". I immediately got my mom to take me to Shoppers Drug Mart where I bought the Clean and Clear acne clearing gel and the Clean and Clear concealer stick - both with salicylic acid. I was happy with this routine for a few years but my acne started to get worse. I soon realized that salicylic acid wasn't working for my skin anymore so I started to search for a formula with benzoyl peroxide and stuck with my new found routine for years. 

Now I am so happy to see that Clean and Clear have created a formula with 5% benzoyl peroxide (which is double the amount that is in my current routine).

The first product I tried from the routine was the Clean and Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser.
This cleanser features a pore-penetrating technology that deposits acne medicine to help fight breakouts on your face after you wash.
I used a dime sized amount in the palm of my hands, then dotted it all over my face and cleansed with my Clarisonic. It foamed nicely and my face felt cleansed and free of oil when I washed the cleanser away.
Clean and Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser http://bit.ly/1W47lcb
The next product in the routine is the Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 5 which releases the medicine into the pores where breakouts start and prevents them from coming back. Once my face was dry after using the cleanser, I used the persa-gel on any active breakouts. Overnight there was an instant reduction in the size of my breakouts and I found they didn't look red or irritated.
Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 5 http://bit.ly/1ZXffbU
Lastly, I used the Clean and Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer all over my face. This moisturizer is formulated with water, not oil, and contains a blend of cucumber and green mango extracts. This moisturizer is lightweight and has a fresh cucumber scent. I usually find that using moisturizer in my morning routine can cause my skin to get oily during the day but this one did not cause that problem. My skin felt clean and refreshed when I used this moisturizer and it is quickly becoming a staple in my skincare routine.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer http://bit.ly/1Nnuynt
I hope you guys enjoyed this review of the Clean and Clear Acne-Free Routine! What are some of your skincare staples? Let us know in the comments!

xoxo,

Ashlee


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