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Review: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectorant

10 Jan

Hello everyone! A must have for dry Canadian weather for me especially since we’ve had a weird winter… but it was really windy today and this product came handy.

Description: (taken off the packaging) Smoothes and softens skin. Protects agains and helps alleviate symptoms of chapping, peeling, and windburn due to dryness from exposure from the elements.

Review: I want to mention why I bought this product even though you don’t get much for the price (50 mL). The cream was purchased because I am once again using Tretinoin/Vitamin A cream which essentially allows the skin to exfoliate faster and due to the faster exfoliation I get lots of dead skin cells still attached to my skin but doesn’t want to come off. Leaving these weird white hanging things off my face (my mom once thought I had a white beard). So this cream has helped with the hanging dead things by temporarily glueing it back together with my normal skin. But I digress so let’s get going on the review.
This has a really intense herbal scent I couldn’t stand it the first time I used it but now I’m all like meh. But warning to those who are sensitive to scents this is REALLY strong. The packaging is very classy (as expected of Elizabeth Arden I suppose) though when you finish up a tube you gotta cut open the tube to get everything out (stuff this expensive needs to be used ALL up). The texture is like thick vaseline that takes some time to spread evenly across your face. I use a little bit to spread across my face and put more on areas that are flaking extremely bad. This does not work well under makeup but it works nicely on top of makeup (the sticky base just makes everything stick and not blend very well). I really like this product for living up to it’s claims. Overall, this has made my life a lot nicer without having to worry about people seeing dead flaky skin.

Cost: $25CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique or any counters within The Bay or Sears or online

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who live in cold climates and those who are suffering from dry flaky skin.

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Review: MAC Dazzleglass Creme in Perfectly Unordinary

21 Jun

Hello everyone! Remember when I ordered some stuff from allcosmeticswholesale.com well this is the first product I’ll be reviewing from it. This MAC lipgloss was limited edition and is currently not available at MAC counters and stores.

Review: I wasn’t expecting to be blown away or anything but it was sort of like a meh it’s pretty good but not that good sort of feel for me. MAC Dazzleglass Cremes were released back in 2010 I believe in it’s own collection it is a mixture between the Dazzleglass formula (glitter) and Cremesheen (creamy) formulas. I picked up Perfectly Unordinary which is a mid-tone pink with gold glitter. It’s a pretty ordinary color something for everyday which is great and the glitters add a nice oomph to the shade to make it a little different from other gloss shades on the market but I still feel like it’s still dupable. Anyways, packaging is nice and there is no MAC signature vanilla scent. Wear time for me ends up being about 2-3 hours without eating and drinking (I drink a lot of water what can I say?) it’s also non-sticky. What I dislike is that after the gloss wears away the glitter is leftover on your lips… which isn’t attractive at all. Overall, a nice gloss but not a huge fan of the formula.

Cost: $10 USD @ allcosmeticswholesale.com

Would I recommend this product? I would but the glitter puts me off purchasing more of these types of glosses from MAC. If you like glitter than this is for you but if not then I don’t recommend it.

Preview: Quo Summer Collection 2011

23 May

Hello everyone! Just a preview today for Quo’s upcoming summer collection hitting stores in June.

So the collection consists of 2 lipglosses named Miracle gloss which are glitter filled and is workable on top of a lip color or lip gloss this is $10CDN , 3 summer palettes which include 4 eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer (in super cute packaging) and retail for $20CDN, and a shimmer powder which adds a nice glow to your face and body and it retails for $20CDN.

And yes I did purchase a palette it was too adorable!! Review coming soon!