4.18.2014

BUSTED: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB - Beauty Balm - Swatch and review




PROS:

> Smell is not offensive
> Great skincare properties
> Contains SPF

CONS:
> Colour does not blend well due to water fuse properties
> Colour is very ashy in tone and not suitable for most skin types
> Pricey

OVERALL:

I was very excited to purchase this product from Sephora, but to be completely honest, it's a horrible product. The colour does not disperse well due to the bubbling of the water fuse skincare element. It is not close to my (or anyone I know's skincare), and I find it to be quite pricey. I will definitely be returning this product asap!

0.5/5


4.13.2014

Ecotools - Konjac Sponge

What makes Konjac sponges so great? The cellulose texture really helps to renew skin and is a great gentle exfoliant. Konjac sponges were made aware to me a while back when they were really popular in South Korea. I have to say it is by far one of my favourite skincare tools and I would suggest it to anyone who is looking into amping their skincare routine.

Ecotools has recently come out with their own konjac sponge which I love because it makes this amazing product readily available to everyone! 

Check it out below ;)






You can find ecotools at walmart and online at Farleyco

4.12.2014

Benefit beauty love-in makeup kit - Swatches and Review








PROS:

> Great packaging for travelling. It's sturdy and well padded... and super cute
> Neutral colours perfect for everyday looks
> Shades are well spaced and have no transfer

CONS:

> For light travellers, it may be a bit bulky
> No foundation, which admittedly would be difficult production wise

OVERALL:

This kit is my ultimate travel buddy. It has everything: Eyeshadow, blush, lip colour, mascara. I love it. I personally am a HUGE fan of Benefit's. Especially their makeup kits. I definitely suggest taking a look at their kits as they are a huge bang for your buck!

4/5

Benji's health










A few of you have seen my dog Benji in a few of my posts already but in case you don't know. He's a 5 and a half year old Yorkshire Terrier. He is a true boy. He runs in the dirt and chases seagulls and basically gives me mild heart attacks by attacking dogs 10 times his size. When we first got him he was full of energy. He bounded around the room and wouldn't take no for an answer. He is super sweet. We recently found out that Benji has a degenerative disease in his back left knee (which is basically arthritis). My baby is now an old man. I feel so worried watching him limp or attempt to jump on things. I have become a worried parent. I had a great discussion with our vet about pet purchasing and although I am no expert I thought that I would share with you all our pet purchasing process.

I've wanted a dog my whole life. I love pets, and I especially have an affinity for dogs. I had been begging for years to have a dog and was always greeted with a firm no. When my little sister Christina got older I argued that there was now no excuse. The two of us could care for him/her and we had a large enough space that he/she would be comfortable. After much haggling they agreed to have a puppy for our birthdays/Christmas (which are all in December) So around October, I was researcher of the year as I begin the long search for our new baby.

The first concern we had was allergies (not to dogs but to pollen and the outdoors). My father especially has pretty violent reactions. We knew we needed a dog who did not shed. That really narrowed down the search and my father fell in love with yorkies. Yorkies are not hypoallergenic although they do not possess an undercoat like most dogs and therefore shed minimally or not at all. That decision completed, I started to hunt down how we would purchase a dog. Adopting was not an option for us as yorkies are rarely found in shelters and when they are, they are usually adults with lots of health and behaviour issues. Being new owners, we really wants a low maintenance but high love dog, so we opted for a breeder. I learned quickly (using my common sense) that a lot of "online breeders" were complete shams. So we looked up an approved Canadian Kennel Club breeder and contacted away. We found a place not too far from us, and met and subsequently fell in love with Benji.

Yorkies are known to have a few genetic problems, most common being arthritis, teeth, and eye problems. We thought that going to a breeder and getting a purebred who had showdog in his line would make his odds of winning the genetic lottery higher. That is not the case however. As my vet explained, show dogs are bred to look and sit pretty. They are not a sturdy, resilient, darwin-winning? type of dog. Natural selection has mostly helped out cross breeds or "mutts" as they have taken the strong genes from different dog species and melded them together. At least that is what I understood from my vet. It makes sense to me.

So the moral of this very long blog post is if you are in the market for a new addition to your family, please check your local shelter (SPCA, humane society, no kill shelters) for young but not too young puppies. An 8 month old puppy is great as it is still young and trainable but also hopefully socialized. Also, if the shelter will allow it. Take the dog home first and see how he reacts in your environment.

Although Benji limps now and is a little slower, he is still the sweetest puppy I know. I am a bit overprotective now, but he hasn't lost his energy or love of everything. I hope that any of you who encounter a health problem with your pet take it with the same positive energy that he does.


Thank you all for reading this super long post and let me know if any of you have similar stories.


4.11.2014

Soap and Glory - Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayon





PROS:
> Non sticky texture
> Hugs the lips. There is definitely not a greasy fried chicken look to this gloss stick
> Easy to apply
> Accessible. These can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart
> Affordable
> Colour is subtle and blendable
> Smells like chocolate XD

CONS:
> Only 3 colours =( They have more colours in the UK but are trying out only 3 for the Canadian market, so spread the word.
> This is not the product to go for if you want bold colour

OVERALL:

I was sent these a while back and I've been using this for about a week and I have fallen in love with nudist. It's a beautiful nude that livens up my look without being a MLBB or a full on nude. In my opinion in sits somewhere in between

RATING:

4.5/5

Let me know if you've tried these and what you've thought of them