Sunday, August 23, 2009

Product Review: Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum

From Avon's website:

3X the level of dermatologist grade hyaluronic acid for filling and plumping, use after PM cleansing before moisturizing.

In just 3 days: Begins to fill in wrinkles for a smoother, younger look.

In just 2 weeks: 82% of women saw more youthful-looking fullness in cheek area

In 4 weeks: Dramatically reduces the look of deep facial folds and hollowness

I have been using this serum for over a month now, and I absolutely LOVE it. As for the anti-aging claims, I really can't say it's done anything for any of my lines and wrinkles, but here is what it does do for me:
  • For a serum, it is quite moisturizing. If you have oily skin, you could probably skip moisturizer all together
  • I can feel it tingling, but not in an irritating way. Since I have been using this, my flaky patches have disappeared (yay!). This makes the texture of my skin so smooth for foundation.
  • I also feel like my skin is brighter, no more dullness.

It can be pricey at full retail $60, however Avon often has it on sale, and I know right now it's availble for $29, which in my opinion is a steal for this product.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Product Review: Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Lotion for Face and Eyes

I have been very lucky to receive some free things in the mail by being a BzzAgent . About a month ago I received a full size bottle of Garnier's Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Lotion for Face and for Eyes. Here is some info from Garnier's website:
"New Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage is clinically proven to reverse the signs of sun damage, including fine lines, discolourations and dullness, in four weeks."
I have been using both lotions for a month now, every day before I put on my makeup. The lotion for face is SPF28 which I love because most moisturizers have only SPF15. The lotion for eyes is SPF15. These are very rich lotions and I would highly recommend them for anyone with very dry skin. Since I have been using them, I have not once needed to apply cream to my face during the day, which I normally do. That being said, I don't find it greasy or heavy feeling and it absorbs into the skin nicely. It gives amazing sun protection and after several days of long sun exposure, I didn't get any redness on my face. Usually my nose and forehead will burn.
As for the claims of reversing the signs of aging.. well, I really didn't see any difference in fine lines. They are all still there in their fine and fabulous glory! However, my skintone does seem more even, but that could be to the fact that even though I didn't burn, after being the sun all day I still did get some colour which naturally evens things out. So, the verdict is out on that one. As for dullness, well considering how moisturizing it was and my dry skin is lo longer dry, then yes, the dullness disappeared with that!
All in all, I love these lotions and would definitely buy them again.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FOTD June 14, 2009



Red Brick
Swiss Chocolate
Goldenair g/l
Glamourgold g/l
MARK Iced Cookie l/g
Avon Buttered Rum l/s
Avon Bronzer
Escada Pacific Paradise  

Sunday, June 14, 2009

FOTD June 13th 2009

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Cool Heat
Au Contraire
Seedy Pearl
Iris Accents e/l
Rich Purple chromaline
Icon eyes e/l
NYC “410” l/s
Oyster Girl l/g
BeneFit Hoola
Too Faced Snowbunny
Rose Quartz blush
DollyMix blush

FOTD June 12th, 2009

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Pure White c/c
Graphito paint
Body Shop Summer Shimmer Cube
MUFE 14L (white) e/l
BeneFit High Brow
Black Russian e/l
Pink Freeze l/s
Icescape l/g
Well Dressed blush
Perfume – Creed Spring Flower

FOTD June 11th, 2009

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Chartru paint
Penny s/s
Rose Blank e/s
Golden Olive pigment
Bronze e/s
BeneFit Gilded
Rosemary & Thyme e/k
Liquidlast liner
EL Copper Glow l/s
Avon Vanilla Bronze gloss
Avon Bronzer
Avon Golden Glow brush

FOTD June 10th, 2009

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Sweet Lust
Teal Pigment
Feline e/k
Peacocked e/l
Peacocky g/l
Giddy l/s
Funtabulous d/g
Rose Quartz Blush
Sweet & Shy Glimmershimmer

Thursday, June 11, 2009

FOTD May 9th, 2009

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Lily White pigment
Golders Green pigment
Bright Coral pigment
Buttery e/k
Feline e/k
BeneFit Hoola
BeneFit Coralista
Frenzy l/s
Utterly Posh d/g
Creamkiss l/l
LAMB Perfume 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Product Review: Biotherm Biocils Express Makeup Remover for the eyes

As I mentioned in my last review, I like a really hardcore eyemakeup remover! And this stuff is my holy grail!

From the Biotherm website:

  • This gentle, fluid, two-phased formula quickly dissolves waterproof makeup while gently cleansing eye contour without leaving an oily film. Waterproof and non-greasy, suitable for senstitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
The above says it all, and aside fom not being able to vouch for the part about contact lenses since I don't wear them, I find their claims to be 100% accurate. I LOVE this stuff. It removes my most stubborn waterproof eyemakeup with very little rubbing and leaves my skin feeling soft. It doesn't leave a really oily film on my eyeballs like some other two-phase or oil based makeup removers. For $27.00 CAN for 125mL, I find this to be a reasonable price as it lasts a very long time since I don't need to use a lot. I always stock up when Biotherm has one of their great bonuses!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Product Review: Elizabeth Arden All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

I really need a good eye makeup remover. I use a lot of makeup on my eyes since I really enjoy playing them up. I generally use some kind of base, then eyeshadow, and tonnes of mascara, and more often than not I am using some kind of waterproof liner or glitter. Because of this, I always pick an eye makeup remover that is oil based.

From the Elizabeth Arden website:

  • This two phase formulation easily and gently removes even transfer resistant and waterproof makeup. Fragrance free.

This does a nice job on light-medium eye makeup, and with a bit of scrubbing can remove heavier makeup. However, I find the oil content too low, so when removing my eye makeup, it feels a bit too abrasive. For me, a really oily makeup remover feels silky and my makeup just slides off with little effort. I have sensitive skin and don't like to have to rub too hard. So this one is up there, but not *quite* at the top. That being said, it is much better than any one single phase, gel or cream based eye makeup removers I have used. At $16.00 US the price is reasonable, but I find I use a lot more than my normal brand, which I will review later on!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Product Review: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Time Complex Moisture Cream SPF 15


From the Elizabeth Arden Website:

The continuous-release super moisturizer that minimizes the appearance of the visible signs of aging:

  • Boost skin's hydration level over 450% after one hour.
  • Helps provide all-day (up to 15 hours) skin-essential moisture.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • A unique combination of Ceramides I and III helps prevent vital moisture loss.
  • HCA, part of an advanced Alpha-Hydroxy Complex, gently improves exfoliation, helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • A moisture-binding polymer network of Glycerin, Sodium Lactate and Hyaluronic Acid helps attract and bind moisture to the skin.
  • With SPF 15, for added protection from damaging UV exposure.

I find myself really becoming an Elizabeth Arden fan.  I treat myself to these products whenever there is a bonus.  I received the Ceramide Time Complex Moisture Cream as a part of a bonus and used the sample for well over a week.  This cream is absolutely lovely!  As I find with all of the Ceramide line of products that I have tried, it is very smooth and luxurious feeling.  It doesn’t have an overpowering scent, nor does it smell like sunscreen!  It is quite moisturizing and feels luxurious.  As for the AHA Complex… I don’t feel any tingling when I apply it, which tells me that maybe the AHA in this really doesn’t do all that much.  I know when I have put a good AHA cream on my face.  I can definitely feel it.  I highly recommend this for anyone with dry skin.

White eyeliner! What do you think?

I really love the way white eyeliner on the waterline looks…. on some people!  But I have large eyes and I think it may make my eyes look rather droopy.  Every time I looked in the mirror when I was wearing this look, it jut felt - off.  What do you guys think??



Pure White Chromaline
Gesso e/s
Electric Eel e/s
Mystery e/k
Fascinating e/k
Well Dressed blush
Courtly l/s
Unknown l/g

Sunday, May 3, 2009

FOTD May 3rd, 2009

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This look was inspired by the beautiful Nyla2120.  This is her “It’s Electric” look!  I just had to try it when I put on this shirt this morning. Yes, I am a matchy-matchy kinda girl!

Sea Me s/s
Electric Eel e/s
Seedy Pearl e/s
Creme de Violet e/s
Noctournelle e/s
Intoxicate e/s
Prunella e/k
Black Russian e/l
BeneFit Hoola
Plum l/l
Divine gloss
Avon Mad About Mauve blush

Perfume: Ralph Lauren Blue

FOTD May 2nd, 2009

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Flammable paint
Bare Canvas paint
Cranberry e/s
Crimsonette e/s
Beauty Marked e/s
Mythology e/s
Grain e/s
Raven e/l
Blacktrack f/l
BeneFit Hoola
Enchantress l/g
Revved Up pigment (on lips)
Soar l/l
Cubic Blush

FOTD May 1st, 2009

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I have to show off the necklace in this pic.  It was made for me by a very good friend.  If you want more information on her jewellery, please let me know.  She doesn’t have a website, but does custom orders and her prices are ridiculously low!

Pink Couture Shadestick
Grand Entrance e/s
Flirty Number e/s
Trax e/s
Deckchair pigment
Off the Radar pigment
Mauvement  pigment
Style blush
Frenzy l/s
Jest l/s

FOTD April 25th, 2009

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I forgot to write down what I used for this one!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

FOTD April 15th, 2009

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Perky Paintpot
Jest e/s
Sushi Flower e/s
Fly-by-Blu liner
Bang on Blue e/s
Blu-Noir e/s
Romping e/s
Blacktrack Fluidine
BeneFit HighBrow
BeneFit Hoola
Sweet William blush
Angeldish l/s
Nymphette l/g

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FOTD April 17th, 2009

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EL Golden Apricot Cream Shadow
Delphic Paintpot
Motif e/s
Cool Heat e/s
Orange Tangent e/s
Hipnotique e/s
Plumage e/s
Blacktrack Fluidline
BeneFit Highbrow
Jest l/s
Pink Grapefruit l/g
Avon Bronzer
Refined MSF
Style Blush

Sunday, April 12, 2009

FOTD April 8th, 2009

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BeneFit Hoola
Light Flush MSF
Pure White c/l
Marine Ultra c/l
Sky Blue
Waveline f/l
BeneFit Highbrow
Reflecto e/l
Tarnish e/k
Viva Glam V
Vera Wang Princess

FOTD April 7th, 2009

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Studio Fix Fluid NC30
BeneFit Hoola
Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush
Sublime Nature Paint
Salsabelle Coral
Bankroll e/l
Jest l/s
Tartlette l/g