Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Huge Avon Haul + Reviews!

Hey guys! I've got some more reviews for you today! I received some of these products back in May and I kept putting off reviewing them for too long because I was trying to focus on writing other posts. But since I have a ton of stuff to talk about, I'm just going to give small and to the point reviews so this post won't end up too long. Hope you enjoy!

Coconut Treat Whipped Up Body Butter ($12) and Three's a Charm 3-in-1 Body Cleanser ($10)
*From the Mark Collection*
Clearly you can tell how much I have enjoyed using the body cleanser
  • Amazing!!!
  • Sweet, incredible coconut smell
  • Moisturizes skin so much, but body butter is a little too oily
  • Great for summer
Nail Art Design Strips ($10/18 strips)
  • Fun designs that make your nails look 10x better!
  • A little difficult to use at first, sort of hard to trim (at least for me)
  • Only last a couple days before they start peeling/ripping off 
  • TIP: Do NOT use clear/top coat over them after applying....will cause them to shrivel and create creases
My favourite design, Dozen Roses
Youth Movement Skin Protecting Serum ($20)
  • Created for youth to start being aware of how important it is to keep skin healthy
  • Goji berry/Pomegranate scent 
  • Hydrates and moisturizes skin 
  • Lightweight, doesn't cause breakouts
  • My acne scars weren't as noticeable after only a couple weeks of using this
  •  Great product!
Clearskin Professional Liquid Extraction Strip ($14)
  • Strips away pore-clogging dirt & oil instantly 
  • Goes on liquid, peels off dry
  • So much fun to use!
  • Doesn't breakout skin, minimizes size of pores
  • You don't need to apply a lot each time you use it
  • Use 1-2 times a week around nose, forehead, T-zone, and chin
 *I will write the descriptions of the following products, but only write one big review at the end*
Avon Elements Skin Revitalize
Night Radiance Cream ($15.99)
  • Tone appears more even
2-in-1 Brightening Eye Roller ($19.99)
  • Reduces the look of puffiness and under-eye darkness
  • Vibrating rollerball diffuses the look of dark circles- instantly wakes up tired eyes!
and 2-in-1 Brightening Eye Roller ($19.99)

Avon Elements Moisture Boost for Normal Skin
Night Cream ($12.99)
  • Instantly increases moisture by 264%
Night Gel Cream (Oil-Free) ($12.99)
  • Skin looks and feels smoother and rebalanced
Eye Cream for Normal and Combination Skin ($12.99)
  • Eye area feels hydrated and refreshed for hours 
Avon Elements Youth Restoring  
Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream ($19.99)
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roller ($19.99)
  • Cooling ceramic rollerball smoothes the look of wrinkles
  • See the youthful spark to eyes restored
*For all of these products, clearly they are for people who are older than me. While I believe that they are hydrating and refreshing for your skin, it is too hard for me to really judge how much of an affect they have on skin.

Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation ($15)
  • Goes on smooth
  • Great coverage
  • Doesn't cause breakouts
  • Looks natural, stays fresh for hours
Extra Lasting Lipstick ($12 each) 
Pink Peach, and Fiery Red
  • Infused with vitamin E and wheat protein to keep lips from feeling dry
  • Long-lasting colour
  • Check out to see my full review on this lipstick
Pink Peach, and Fiery Red
 Extra Lasting Eye Liner ($12 each)
Black, Dark Brown, Purple
  • Not satisfied
  • Found the formula to be too watery
  • Hard to removed
  • Only thing I liked was how easy it was to apply product
Black, Dark Brown, Purple
 Big Colour Eye Pencil Diamonds ($9.99 each)
Cocoa Gleam, Gold Rush
  •  Shadow and liner in one!
  • Fast, easy glide-on colour lasts for hours
  • Waterproof
  • Shimmery
  • Pigmented
  • Creamy
Cocoa Gleam, Gold Rush
 Avon Foundation Rose Zippered Case
  • Polyester and nylon mesh
  • Zip-closure with ribbon and charm accent
  • Fully lined
  • 100% of the net proceeds will go to breast cancer research, awareness, and support services 
I think I might start writing my Avon posts this way's so much quicked and removes some of the stress I get from doing this. Hope you guys liked it! By the way, the Coconut Treat products also come in a body mist spray- guess who's probably going to buy it for herself?

xx Mandy 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

July 2013 Favourites!


...I'm not going to lie. I have been extremely lazy and exhausted lately and just never felt like blogging because all I want to do when I have time on my hands is sleep. But I'm writing now, which is good! So since I never wrote a June Favourites post...or even a May Favourites...I decided to write one for the month of July because I found some great products that I could not stop using!  

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Black
I've heard many fellow beauty bloggers rave about these eye liners from Rimmel, and I thought I should try out one. I'm so happy I did! These liners are super pigmented and creamy and go on super easy! They're also waterproof so their perfect for those hot summer days when you're out and about.

Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
You guys already know how I feel about Revlon's Lip Butters, so I'm not going to write a lot. I could go on and on and on and on about these lipsticks but I wanna keep it short and simple. I think this shade is super pretty and looks really nice on any skin tone. It has a nice sheen finish to it and is super moisturizing!

EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
This month I decided to jump on the bandwagon and buy my first ever EOS lip balm, and what an amazing decision it was. First of all, I am a fool for anything mint scented or flavoured. Second, it is really hydrating and moisturizing. Finally, it makes your lips feel really cool and tingly after applying it! Definitely going to try out all of the other EOS lip balms!

Neutregena's Oil Free Pink Grapefruit Face Wipes
My face tends to be a little bit more oily in the summer, so I wanted to try out some face wipes that wouldn't break me out. Rachel gave me a pack that she didn't want anymore and so I was excited to see how they were. At first I thought they were just makeup removing wipes, but when I was having some difficulty removing my makeup I looked closer at the package and realized they were for your face. Let me just say, these wipes smell amaaaazing! I haven't experienced any breakouts from them yet, so I'm quite pleased with them. 

Aveeno Daily Moisturizer  
I am a freak when it comes to moisturization and having healthy looking skin, so I wanted to try a nice lotion. I had heard so many good things about Aveeno's lotions so I picked up a smaller size of their Daily Moisturizer to test out. Here's a little secret of mine- I've always had dried elbows. So when I bought this lotion I applied it on my elbows everyday for a whole week. By the end of the week, my elbows were extremely soft and looked a lot better! 

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Mellow Yellow
So I was going through my nail polish collection and I realized that I didn't have any yellows in there at all. Shame. While I was at Pharma Plus one day I noticed that their Sally Hansen nail polishes were on sale and I obviously had to pick up Mellow Yellow. This colour is perfect for summer because it's so brighty and fun! The only thing that disappoints me a little bit is that it can be a tad bit streaky, but applying two coats should do the trick to making it opaque!

Hope you guys enjoyed the post!

xx Mandy