I like this hair dryer a lot. I have the pink one, and I got it for $70 at Winners. If you buy it elsewhere it can cost well over $100. It really does dry my hair fast, especially if I use it on the highest settings. I have long and thick hair and this dries my hair in less than 15 minutes. The cool shot is nice too, to use when I am all finished drying my hair. It's easy to clean too. I am very happy with this dryer, it's cute and works really well too! :)
Before I purchased this I was using a cheap Vidal Sassoon straightener that I got for $20. It served the purpose for several years, but I wanted to upgrade. I was excited when I saw this at Winner's for $40, since it can retail for over $100. The one I have is zebra print. It has many heat settings for any hair type and thickness. My hair has a slight wave, but I have a lot of hair and it's thick, so I usually set it at 350-400 degrees. The straightener heats up really fast, which is great. This is a really good straightener and much better than my old one. I only have to go over each section of hair once, twice at the most, and my hair is perfectly straight. (with my old straightener I had to go over each section 3 times!). My hair stays straight until the next time I wash it, about every 2 days. The only complaint I have about this flat iron, is that I have noticed more split ends and breakage since I started using it. If you plan on buying it, make sure you are using a heat protecting product and getting regular trims. Also, try to use it on a lower heat setting if possible. Overall, I think this is a great product for the money and would most likely buy it again if it broke. If you are thinking of buying it, check Winners because I have seen them there several other times since I bought mine.
I mainly use this as eyeliner. I use on days when I want my eyeliner to look more subtle than it would with a liquid or gel liner. I apply it with a MAC 210 brush.
This was one of my first MAC shadows. It is a nice shade of gray that is not shimmery, but not completely matte. I have used it for several things including a soft eyeliner and making bright colours more wearable by placing this on the outer corner of the eye.
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
canadiancutie 9/1/2011 12:44:00 PM
I thought this would be a great way to get my primer and SPF all in one step, so I purchased even though it is very expensive for a small amount of product. Unfortunately, it broke me out and I had to stop using it. I have since realized that I had a sensitivity to silicones, which are in almost all makeup primers and other face products as well. Many people have sensitivities to silicone and break out because of them. If you find that this product breaks you out, I recommend avoiding silicones in cosmetics and skin care. It has made a difference for me. Watch for ingredients that end in -cone or -xane. Other than the breakouts, this product is pretty good. Did not make my face shiny, and helped my makeup stay on a bit longer. Just avoid it if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
This is a good makeup remover for the face, but I do not use it around my eyes. When I use it to remove eye makeup it makes my vision blurry for several minutes, no matter how tightly I keep my eyes closed. For this reason I do not feel comfortable using it on my eyes, I use 100% jojoba oil instead. However, it is good to use to remove face makeup. I have sensitive acne-prone skin and it has not caused me to have breakouts or irritation. I always follow it up with another cleanser or exfoliator. I wouldn't say I would never buy this product again, but right now I am currently using The Body Shop foaming tea tree wash to remove face makeup. I find this to be just as effective, if not more, and much more affordable.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
canadiancutie 7/9/2011 6:46:00 PM
I love the lemon smell and natural ingredients. This cuticle cream is very nourishing and absorbs fairly well if you take the time to massage it in. My cuticles are definitely healthier when I use this, compared to just using hand cream. My other favourite cuticle treatment is The Body Shop almond oil click pen with the cuticle pusher on the end.
Treatments (Eye) -Kiss My Face - Eye Witness Eye Cream
canadiancutie 5/29/2011 10:46:00 PM
I like this eye cream, it doesn't completely solve all undereye problems, but it is still really good. First of all, it has a really great list of ingredients and is very affordable. It is around $15-$20 depending on where you buy it and you get quite a bit in the tube. In addition, the packaging is really good. It's easy to squeeze out the amount you want, where with a pump sometimes too much product comes out. With tubes you can also cut it open at the end to get the last little bit. The product does not completely get rid of my dark circles and puffiness, but I have never found any product that could do that. It does help though, especially with long term use. It also contains ingredients to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It is VERY moisturizing too, it leaves the skin under my eyes very soft and smooth. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a safe and affordable eye cream that is also of good quality. I would buy this again, although I do have a tendancy to try many different eye creams.
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Shea Shower Cream
canadiancutie 5/17/2011 8:17:00 PM
This is a nice moisturizing body wash, it did not leave my skin dry at all. The smell is pleasant, but I want to try some of the other body washes from The Body Shop too, because there are some that smell even better.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream
canadiancutie 5/17/2011 8:09:00 PM
This is a nice hand cream, and I did purchase it several times. I have recently stopped buying it due to the fact that silicone breaks me out, so I try to avoid it in face products, hair products, and hand creams. If this hand cream was silicone free I would buy it again for sure. It absords easily into the skin, and is quite moisturizing. All the proceeds before taxes go to a good cause. The smell is not my favourite, but I was able to get past that. However, a couple of my friends have told me that this smells bad. If you like the smell and are not sensitive to silicones I would definitely recommend trying this.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - The Body Shop Lipscuff
canadiancutie 5/17/2011 7:56:00 PM
When I started using this, I realized that using a lip exfoliator can really make a difference in terms of how lipsticks and glosses apply. This is an okay product, it does exfoliate fairly well and has a nice minty-ness to it. I bought it a couple times, but then discovered the LUSH lip scrubs, and I now use those instead. The LUSH scrubs exfoliate even better, you get more for your money, and they are edible! :)
I bought this in Brilliant Blue. I was hoping it would work on my waterline, but it doesn't show up very well there and does not have good staying power either. When I used this liner on my eyelid, I found it to be very crumbly.
I love this brush! It looks like everyone has pretty much covered how great it is with their reviews, but it really is a good brush. All Ecotools are extremely soft, but this is probably the softest one I have bought yet. I do not use this for bronzer, but I love it for powder foundation and I have also used it for applying setting powder. It's like a dense kabuki brush with a handle. None of my Ecotools brushes have ever shed a single hair, and they all last a really long time. I love that this great brand exists. Eco-friendly, cruelty-free, affordable and high-quality, what more could you ask for?
Lotions/ Creams -Kiss My Face - Olive & Aloe Moisturizer
canadiancutie 4/23/2011 3:56:00 PM
This lotion is a good value for the money, you get alot and it is not overly expensive. It also has good ingredients. However, I will probably not buy it again because I am not a fan of the smell and it doesn't absorb all that well. If you like the smell, it is a good lotion for sensitive skin.
I've decided that I simply do not understand why people buff their nails. And I don't understand why companies put out products encouraging them to do so. When I buff my nails, my nail polish comes off within a day or two. And my nails get weaker and more prone to peeling. And this is only with using a buffer a couple times. At least this buffer from The Body Shop only has 2 sides to buff with instead of four, but I still feel that buffing is damaging to the nails and makes it harder for nail polish to adhere well.