Thursday, June 10, 2010

Neostrata Body Smoothing Lotion- Amazing!

I am in looove with this lotion! I have been struggling with acne on the backs of my arms (I know, very weird spot for it to appear) for a while now, and this body lotion by Neostrata (a Canadian brand :D) has been a godsend! I've been using it twice a day for almost a month now, and I have been seeing wonderful results! It is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free.

This moisturizer contains 10% glycolic acid to work as an exfoliator, eventually revealing softer and smoother skin. Here are the other benefits:

-Fast absorbing
-Non-greasy formula
-Helps resolve acne on back and chest (and arms too!)
-Has Vitamin E (works quickly to moisturize dry skin
-Reduces flakiness and dehydration with daily use
-Also helps minimize ingrown hairs

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Body Shop Aloe Exfoliator

I am really impressed by the exfoliator from the Body Shop. When I bought this product, I was in need of a good exfoliator and presto! I found this.
The aloe helps calm sensitive skin, while scrubbing off dead skin and leaving you with a smooth, clean surface.
All you need to do is exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on what your skin is like. I find once a week is more beneficial for my dry-combination skin.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Makeup Mentor: Carmindy

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

When this liner is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, you know it's good. I bought this product about a month ago and have been using it ever since. I have the Colorstay Eyeliner in Navy and it really brings out the green in my hazel-brown eyes. Navy coloured eyeliner is supposed to make the whites of your eyes look brighter, from what I've heard. I also love how on the end of the eyeliner stick, there is a mini sharpener! Very handy, meaning no racing around the house looking for a sharpener when the end gets dull. I find myself doing that with my regular eyeliner pencils.

Revlon Brow Styling Gel

I recently purchased Revlon Brow Styling Gel and have been incorporating it into my daily beauty routine. Naturally, I have hairy-ish eyebrows, but I shape them. I do this on a regular basis, but the pesky little hairs tend to get uneven and don't stay in line. This brow styling gel has been helping a lot. I just brush my brows into place with this gel, and they stay put! It doesn't feel sticky and stiff. The only con would be that it gets just the slightest bit flaky at the end of the day. Otherwise, I don't notice flakiness at any other point.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

I have been falling in love with MAC makeup. If there is a product I love and have been dying to get, MAC is the place I go to for it. I use MAC's Studio Finish Concealer, and I've been really enjoying it. It's great at covering up dark circles and it blends well. Apply with either a concealer brush or your pinky finger, and then voila! Magic. ;)

Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Blush

I love love looove Physician's Formula products. They are good quality and conscious of those of us who have sensitive skin. This product is from their Mineral Wear line, and it is talc-free. The shade I use is called Rosy Glow and it is gorgeous. It gives my pale skin a nice, natural looking glow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Freeman's Avocado&Oatmeal Facial Mask

I've been hearing nothing but good things about this facial mask. The brand is called Freeman, and this product is the avocado and oatmeal clay mask. Avocado is great for your skin since it moisturizes and nourishes it. Oatmeal is really good too, since it keeps skin clearer, makes it softer, and contains Vitamin E.
I usually have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning,unless I'm in a hurry. I find it also keeps my hunger satisfied, seeing as I don't get hungry 'till the bell rings for lunch.
If you're interested in trying this product, it's $3.75 at Wal Mart.

Friday, November 28, 2008

What Are Your Favourite Products?

If I had to say what my favourites were, I would say my Clean&Clear Morning Burst facial cleanser and my Clean&Clear Soft in-shower facial. How about you> :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I'm not sure if anyone has heard about this, but there is this capsule called Nutricap. By taking two every day at breakfast, your hair will build strength, shine, and volume. I know there are shampoos and conditioners that say they strengthen and add volume to your hair, but Nutricap is probably the best way to go. Seriously, it's the real McCoy. A study was conducted on people that take Nutricap, and hair was 76% stronger, 71% shinier, there was 91 % less breakage, 71% more volume, and even nails were 94% stronger too! Nutricap also promotes healthy hair growth as you can see. Nutricap is good for you if you have hair on the thin side, if it's flat, lifeless, or dull looking. Or, if your hair is on the thick side, or if it's dull-looking, take fish oil capsules. They natural-looking shine to your hair, and they improve the softness and look of your skin because of the Omega 3 in it. My mom is a naturopathic doctor and she introduced them to me.

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Idea For People With Combination Skin :)

Hey girls and/or guys with combination skin! I actually found out that combination skin is considered normal. Interesting, eh? I know, the eh is a dead give-away, as you are now notified that I am Canadian. Anyways, back on topic. I found out a cool trick for your skin type. Every night, when you moisturize after cleansing your face, apply a rich cream that is too greasy for daytime use on your cheeks. This area is usually drier than the rest of the face. In the morning when you wake up, your face will have a really nice glow to it. I've been doing that for a few nights now, and it works! The dryness on my cheeks is going away and my cheeks are so much softer now. Also, imperfections on my cheeks are visibly smoothed and improved.

Here's a rich cream that I recommend from Nivea for your cheeks :D

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carmindy's New Book; The 5 Minute Face (For makeup lovers, beginners, etc.)

I'm sure you've heard about the show What Not To Wear on TLC. I love the show, and my favourite part is probably when Carmindy comes in to do the makeup. Now, you can get her tips in her new book, The 5 Minute Face, which includes skin essentials to help keep your skin it's best, the right powders and foundations, cool makeup looks, makeup for your age and skin tone, how to get the perfect brows, and the famed 5 minute face, a well known makeup routine by Carmindy. You can get this book from Chapters, Coles, Indigo, or wherever books are sold. I have the book myself, and let me tell you, it is awesome, trust me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Favourite Mascara

My favourite mascara has to be Great Lash. It doesn't clump, it's waterproof, and your lashes look naturally longer. I have it in Soft Black and it's waterproof :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Other Blog

Hello everyone,
I know it's been a while since I posted a blog entry, but this one is going to be short. I also have another blog where I talk about skincare and other things. (Probably my best blog by far) Here's the link, so please check it out!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spectro Jel Cleanser for Combination Skin

I would like to introduce Spectro Jel Cleanser for combination skin. It is fragrance, alcohol, and soap free! Simple, yet effective. It is gentle, and doesn't have any harsh ingredients. It helps keep your skin's natural moisture barrier, and leaves your skin clean, healthy looking, and shine free. The other three cleansers are for sensitive (blue bottle; Spectro Derm), oily(green bottle), and problem prone skin (purple bottle);

Here's a video link for the Spectro Jel Cleanser for combination skin from someone that actually uses it;

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cetaphil (Good Product For People With Some of the Most Sesitive Skin!)

Hey everyone! For people with super sensitive skin, I reccommend using Cetaphil products! They are specially made (with you in mind!) to meet your skin's needs. If you've tried other lines such as Clean and Clear, Neutrogena, etc. but none of that stuff works for you, Cetaphil may just be the one!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash/Mask

Hey all! Yesterday I picked up some this Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Wash. I used this a very long time ago, and found it once again at my drugstore. It helps prevent occasional blemishes and breakouts. You can either use it as a wash, or a mask for your face. I prefer to use it as a wash, but it's up to you. If you want a really deep clean, use it as a mask, once a week, for five minutes. As a mask it deep cleanses and conditions the skin.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets; Complex 15 Moisturizer

Just today, when I was at Loblaws, I picked up this little package of Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets. Only $6. 79 or $6.99, something like that. That is considered cheap, I guess. I also picked up a moisturizer that was only $7.99! It's called Complex 15 Daily Face Cream. It's Hypo-Allergenic, Unscented, Non-Greasy Formula, and Non-Comedogenic. Complex 15 is created by dermatologists. It is also oil free and Lanolin free. I picked it up, because I'm running low on my Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer. It's gotten kind of pricy where I buy it (Something like $21.99, and $23.99 for the one with SPF15!), so I got Complex 15. I tried it, and it works just as well as the Aveeno. The Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets work great too! Today was a scorching day, and I spent alot of time outside. Afterwards, I used one of the sheets, and it removed the oil off my face. My skin looked perfectly even from using it! You can throw the Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets in your bookbag and take them to school, work, travelling, very handy! I highly recommend Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, and Complex 15 Daily Face Cream for anyone that's looking for a facial moisturizer and/or oil-absorbing products.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Shampoos and Conditioner For Thick Curly Hair

I'm sure there's a few people out there with this hair texture. It's totally cool! Gorgeous, thick curls sometimes need special attention. Here are some shampoos and/or conditioners that I recommend for your beautiful, bouncy curls;

Sunsilk Anti Poof Shampoo
**This shampoo makes your hair silky and soft

Herbal Essences None of Your Frizzness Shampoo and Conditioner
**Smoothes hair and tames frizz

Acne Control Kit From Clean&Clear

Acne Control Kit is one of Clean and Clear's newest products. And surprisingly, it works really well. It's even better then Rodan&Fields Proactiv. Plus, you don't have to spend alot of money on the Acne Control Kit. No offense, but with Proactiv, you have to call, then wait for the stuff to be shipped out, pay the shipping costs and taxes. Then when you run out of the stuff, you have to buy more, and do it all over again. That gets pretty expensive. With the Acne Control Kit, you can just go to your drugstore and buy more if you need more of it. The kit includes a cleanser, facial moisturizer, and a facial serum.