Showing posts with label better than sex. Show all posts
Showing posts with label better than sex. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PRODUCT EMPTIES!! : Review & Would I Repurchase?

Hi everyone! I don't normally do empties posts, mostly because I'm really bad at thinking to keep them before I just toss them in the trash, but I somehow managed to gather a few things this month and I figured I'd talk about them and whether I'd repurchase them or not.

L'Oreal Color Radiance Protecting Mask
I don't really have coloured hair. I've had highlights done a few months ago, but besides that, nothing new enough where colour protection is a must for me, so unfortunately I can't really comment on whether or not it prolongs colour. It does however make my hair smell incredible (I'd honestly buy it for the scent alone) and it really leaves my hair feeling really soft and nourished.

Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream
This is probably the 6th or 7th tube of this I've gone through. It's just that good. I really recommend this to anyone with eczema and is looking for a good cream minus the steroids. It would also be great for anyone with sensitive skin looking for a hand cream that is super hydrating and fragrance free. I honestly cannot live without this.

Nivea Sensitive Night Care Face Cream
This was a pretty decent night cream for me back in the winter when my skin was crazy dry. I finished it off this month, but it was a bit to heavy for my skin right now. I might repurchase it in the winter when my skin is drier, but for not there are many other ones I have that I prefer.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
This is very likely my favourite drugstore mascara. It's super lengthening and volumizing. I'm usually not a fan of rubber wands, but this one was great. I will definitely be repurchasing this one.

Olay Fresh Effects Acne Hater Deep Scrub
This is the second one of these I've used up and I'm already planning to repurchase ASAP. My skin has never been ovely acne prone, but since using this scrub my skin is blemish free about 98% of the time. It is just the right amount of exfoliation and leaves your skin feeling cool, soft and not overly dry.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
I'll keep this short because I could go on about this mascara for years and years. It is my holy grail high end mascara. Anything you want in a mascara, this does it. Amazing.

TREsemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish hair mask
This was an okay hair mask. It didn't give me the intense hydration I expected from it. To me, it was light enough to use as a regular conditioner. (Do keep in mind that I have extremely thick, dry hair). It had a nice scent but I probably wouldn't repurchase this. I'm currently using the shampoo from this range though, and it is AWESOME.

That's all for my empties this time! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Too Faced 'Better Than Sex" Mascara Review!

I can sum up this mascara in 2 words: Holy Grail. Of course, you're all here for a full review of it, so I'll give you more than just two words.

I first tried this mascara a little over a year ago when I got a mini sized one with the Too Faced "Everything Nice' limited edition holiday palette and I fell in love. It is the best mascara if you want dramatic, fuller and longer lashes.

I've tried many mascaras and they all promise to both add length and volume, but usually only manage one. This mascara actually does both. I notice my lashes are noticeably thicker and longer. My makeup looks are so so much more dramatic and pretty when I use this mascara, I swear by it.

It is not a waterproof formula (I'm not sure if it comes in a waterproof formulation at all) but that was not a problem. I never had any issues with smudging or even black raccoon eyes in the rare occasion I shed a tear or sweat. (of course, you will get some nice black raccoon eyes if you shower with it on, duh). It also does not flake on me at all, it goes on and stays on perfectly.

Another great thing I've noticed about it is that it doesn't clump too much if you add additional coats. To be honest, I find that if you really take your time and work your first coat in, you don't even need a second or third, but in the occasion that I wanted extra drama, it went on very well.

It is $30 CAD which is a bit steep for a mascara but this stuff is so great, I would gladly spend a bit extra for it. It also does have your money's worth of product in the tube, so if you use it every day, you will definitely have it for a while.

Finally, while this isn't the most important of things (but it definitely helps!), the packaging is sooooo cute. Too Faced is known for their pretty packaging and this one feels so luxurious to me. It is sleek and pink and metal which gives it a nice, satisfying weight to it.

So yeah, this was definitely a huge contender in my 2015 favourites and I intend to continue loving it in 2016!


Friday, January 1, 2016

My 2015 Makeup and Beauty Favourites!

Hey everyone! So as 2015 comes to a close, I've gathered up all my favourite makeup products from this year into one big post! So here are the products that I loved ALL year and were my absolute favourites. I'll also be writing full reviews for each one of these products throughout the month of January for those of you who would like to know more!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

By far the best foundation I've used probably ever. I love this stuff. I have dry skin so finding a good foundation is usually pretty hard for me since it always tends to settle in a very obvious way on my skin which is not the effect I'm going for... This foundation looks so natural, and also offers great coverage. Awesome.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
This mascara might just be my holy grail mascara. Does everything a good mascara should do; adds volume, length and curl. I probably used it almost every day this year (except for the past couple weeks because I've run out!).

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette
I've mentioned this palette before in a monthly favourites. And I still use it pretty much on an almost daily basis. The selection of colours complements my skin and look so natural and pretty. Lots of golds, rosy golds and gorgeous nude shades.

Lush Therapy Massage Bar
I adore this massage bar. It may just have taken the spot of my previous favourite (and sadly discontinued) Heavanilli. The scent is so nice but not too overpowering and it does what a massage bar should do. (No joke, it was in one of my dreams the other night... I think that means something about how much I love it). Not 100% sure if this counts as a "makeup and beauty favourite" but it makes my skin feel beautiful, so that should count for something!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
This is a new one that I've started using recently and it's already made its way into my 2015 favourites, so I think that says something about this product. There was a lot of hype surrounding this mascara and I normally don't buy into the hype, but desperate and in need of a mascara to temporarily replace my Too Faced one, I picked one up. This mascara is really lovely. It makes your lashes look super long and pretty but in the most natural way. I loveeee it.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
I had been wanting this particular product for SO LONG and it was always sold out when I went to buy it. I searched for MONTHS, no joke here. So when I finally got it, I was so so excited and my expectations were pretty much sky high. And it met every expectation. I finally found my perfect wine/burgundy lip colour and the formulation is amaaaaazing. So velvetty smooth and matte.

And thats it for my 2015 makeup faves! I hope you enjoyed reading this! What do you think of these products? And what are your 2015 favourites? Let me know!