REVIEW: CO-Lab Dry Shampoo

IMG_1415I’ve been watching Essie Button and I recall her mentioning the CO Lab Dry Shampoo in one of her favorites products, and I always love her recommendations. The CO Lab dry shampoo in the scent RIO Tropical is what I got, and it definitely smells like the name, which is tropical. It’s a stronger smell so I love that about it because if you have 2nd day hair and you want to refresh the hair it’s perfect in doing so. It’s has a light texture to the spray it doesn’t leave it white, like a lot of other dry shampoos do, such as Batiste.

This product seems similar to the ORIBE Dry texturizing spray which I absolutely love. Expect the price of the CO Lab in comparison to the ORIBE is much cheaper. The ORIBE is around $42 CAD for the big bottle while I paid $7.99 CAD for the CO Lab at Winners. And its roughly the same size so similar in quantity.

If I could recommend a dry shampoo I think this one is definitely better then the famous Batiste at an affordable price for the quantity received.

Leave a comment with your favorite dry shampoo that you like to use and the reason(s).

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L’Oreal BB Cream Review

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I got the most random purchase a week ago and it’s been the best purchase and the item that I needed for my issue with redness. I don’t have redness from acne but instead I just get red just from movement. It is something rather annoying but I’m happy I got this product. The L’Oreal Anti-Redness BB cream and at first I definitely had my hesitation as to it actually working. But I find that this product definitely helps to reduce the redness, especially for my cheek area. I’d say this product is extremely similar to the Stila One Step Correct but a cheaper version.  But still an amazing product and does the job that its supposed to.  I would definitely recommend this product if you have extreme redness and want to counter act that redness.

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Pixi Eye Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Review

IMG_1413I recently show you all that I bought the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Eye Palette in the beautiful colours called plum quartz. I got the palette on sale at my local Target so the price of it wasn’t expensive, it was around $9 CAD. With this palette in particular there were actually a couple things that I really liked about it, and only one con but it isn’t necessarily a big deal. However, lets get to the pros and the con for the shadows.

PROS

  • The pigmentation is outstanding – recommendation is to wet the sponge applicator making the colours glide on smoothly
  • The shadows are long lasting, it was good for around 8 hours (regular work day)
  • All of the colours are beautifully made to all go together, whether it’s for a day or a nighttime look
  • The price is relatively cheap so it doesn’t hurt the wallet
  • Perfect amount of eyeshadow colours for a beginner with makeup

CONS

  • You need quite a bit of the product to be able to see the colour

Thus, if you are a beginner when it comes to makeup and aren’t sure which colours to get I’d definitely recommend you stick to neutrals at first easier to play around with, without it looking to much on the eyes. But I’d recommend if you could buy the Pixi palette because the colours they have are just beautiful, but then again this palette did appeal to my taste and style preference.

If you have tried the Pixi eye shadow palette, I’d love it if you would leave a comment and let me know what you thought about the palette.

Senka♥

Topbox March 2015

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1. Philosophy Hope in a Jar – This is a daily moisturizing creme for all skin types, I’ve heard such amazing things when it comes
to philosophy and I’m excited to try this product out.

2. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist – Rebalancing rose scented mist meant for normal to combination skin types, you are
supposed to use it as a mist to rehydrate the skin.

3. Schwarzkopf BC Moisture Kick – Styling balm for the hair which also acts as a heat protector that is something I’m most
excited about just to get my hair styled appropriately.

4. Medusa Lip Gloss – this is just a basic pinkish red lip gloss with high shine. I’m not to sure how I feel about it because it may
be to glossy for my style but you never know.

BH Cosmetics Eye & Blush Palette Review

BH Special Occasion PaletteCan I just say how much I love BH cosmetics, such a reasonable price for amazing quality products. I’ve had the Special Occassion palette for about a month, and I’ve been wearing the eyeshadows almost everyday.

The Special Occassion palette has 39 eye shadows and 9 blush colours. Can I just say that these colours are just BEAUTIFUL. The palette contains beautiful browns, plum, purple, blue, silver and pink tones. The qualities of the shadows are just amazing, they go on perfectly, the lasting quality is about 8 hours. The blushes are just gorgeous colours, leave your skin looking flawless. The picture down below is of me wearing the blush colour combined with a highlighter. I can’t say anything but beautiful things about this palette. I think BH cosmetics is just amazing, and if you have the opportunity check out there website and try out a palette.

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Senka♥

Super soft skin

FullSizeRender (1)I don’t know if you are like me, but I have extremely dry skin. Especially on my knees and elbows, they are just beyond dry, and ashy. But for some reason I don’t really like body butters, I feel super oily afterwards and just sticky. Maybe I haven’t found the right body butter for me but I found something even better, and that is body oil. Now you are probably thinking well isn’t oil even more oiler for you? That is true some body oils can definitely do that but not these two. One of the oils is high-end while the other is a low-end product I’ve found to work amazingly. If you want to have soft, supple skin after your daily shower I’d recommend these two.

1. Caudalie Divine Body Oil – found this sample version at Sephora, I don’t recall the price for it but I know it wasn’t greatly expensive. The 1.7 oz bottle goes for $35 CAD at Sephora which is definitely on the pricy side but the good thing about this oil is that you only really need a little amount for it to do the purpose of moisturizing your skin and even hair. I personally only use it for my skin, because like I said I have super dry and sometimes irritated skin. I definitely love that it’s free of any parabens, sulfates and phthalates, so your body is really getting the nourishing aspects from the grapeseed, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils. What an amazing combination of oils for your body.

2. nSpa Nourishing Oil – this oil was purchased at Wal-Mart for a measly $3 CAD. How dirt cheap is that and it does an absolutely amazing job of moisturizing the skin without making it oily instead it goes on like a cream but it stays soft and hydrating pretty much until your next shower. In addition, it has Rosehip oil and Vitamin E and A which are amazing for your skin to replenish itself. This oil is meant for stretch marks and it advertises for moms to be but I thought if it’s good for the mom it should definitely be good for me.  Lastly, I absolutely love the smell of this oil it smells amazingly. Every time I shower I get super excited to put on this oil.

Now the difference between these two oils is that one is super hydrating, which would be the Caudalie. This oil I would use for a day that your having extremely dry skin or irritation on your skin just to calm the redness. While the nSpa oil I’d use for everyday purpose even if you don’t have stretch marks it’s still great to use to nourish the skin.

Let me know if you use body oils as well and which is your favourite brand to use.

Senka♥

Favourite Blush⋅Bronzer⋅Highlighter

Blush-Highlighter-Bronzer1. Sei Bella – Sweet Apricot
Perfect blush, especially for when you got a little bit of a tan it looks more natural.
2. Rimmel Match Perfection – Medium/Dark
It’s a blush but I use as a bronzer in particular to contour my face because it’s not to dark just perfect.
3. Benefit 10 – Bronzer & Highlighter
The highlighter and the bronzer are perfection. It has been discontinued but if you can find it buy it.

Organic Wear & Origins CC

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Origins & OrganicsLow End vs. High End Product

I went to my local Sephora about a couple months ago and did the Skin IQ in the store to see which foundations or cover ups suited my skin tone. Due to the high amount of redness  on my cheeks the Skin IQ recommended the Origins CC Skin Complexion Corrector. Which I absolutely love and it definitely helps reducing the red pigmentation on my cheeks.  The other pro for the Origins product is the fact that it’s so light weight but it covers up the imperfections on my face while evening out the skin tone. Another added bonus is the fact that it is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates which I find is better because it’s less chemicals on your face.

Now the only issue with the Origins is that face that you do need a lot more of the product to really cover up the redness or pimples you may have, so that means it runs out faster. Especially if you use this product everyday, which I do. The cost of the product was around $44 CAD at Sephora, which isn’t relatively cheap based on the size you get. As well, I find it is hard to get out as much product as possible, which can be rather annoying.

The cheaper alternative that I found is just as good and definitely doesn’t hurt the wallet is the Physician’s Formula Organic Wear (Light to Natural). I tested this product out for the whole day yesterday and really loved the look that it gave to my face and the fact that it was a tinted moisturizer really amazed me. It lasted me the whole day, it didn’t wear off or at least it looked still amazing by the time I took it off at night time. It did it’s job as a tinted moisturizer it made my skin look moisturized and dewy looking, without it being too shiny either. The two amazing things about this product is the fact that you really need a little amount to cover your face and the price was $15 at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Thus, if you want something that is organic, lightweight with coverage and it helps that its cheaper, then the Physician’s Formula Organic Wear is something to consider.

Let me know if you have tried out either of these products and what you thought about them. I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts. Or maybe alternatives to try out.

Senka♥