August Beauty Favourites

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August Beauty Favourites:
NEW JERGENS – Vitamin E Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Soothing Aloe Moisturizer
JERGENS – Hydrating Coconut Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Ultra Care Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Moisturizer for Wet Skin with Argan Oil
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Tea Tree Oil Anti-Imperfection Night Mask
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Spa Of The World Ethiopian Green Coffee Firming Cream
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Spa Of The World French Grape Seed Body Scrub
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm
NEW MAKE UP FOR EVER – Aqua XL Ink Liner/Shade: D-60 diamond brown
NEW
MAKE UP FOR EVER – Aqua XL Color Paint/Shade: I-50 iridescent warm beige

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Jergens┬« is celebrating their 100th anniversary here in Canada this year! We have used many Jergens products over the years and are continually impressed with their new releases. They recently updated the formula of their moisturizers to a new hydralucence blend. We really like the new formula – all seven of their core moisturizers are hydrating, non-greasy, smell amazing and are long-lasting.

One of my all time favourite moisturizers is Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin. I discovered it a few years ago and have been through a few bottles since. When it was first released, they only had two different formulas – Green Tea Oil and Coconut Oil. I was more than happy to find out that they recently released a brand new Moisturizer For Wet Skin scent – Argan Oil! It smells absolutely amazing. It may actually be my favourite scent out of the three. We love the Moisturizer for Wet Skin so much that we previously wrote about it – see here.

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Last week we had the opportunity to preview The Body Shop’s new exciting releases for Fall/Winter 2017! Every year they blow us away with their unique, fun range of gift options for the Holiday season. They did not disappoint this year. Expect a wide array of gifts ranging in sizes and price points. Their countdown gift advent calenders will be making a return, as well as a new New Years advent calender option! There will be many gift sets available – Spa Of The World, strawberry sets and more.

Where my pumpkin lovers at??? It’s September 1st tomorrow and we all know what that means. IT’S PUMPKIN SEASON BABY!
(Side note: I tried to order a PSL at Starbucks today and they refused. Not available until September 5. :( )

We have some AMAZING news for all our fellow pumpkin addicts. The Body Shop will be releasing a full PUMPKIN line soon!!! We got to test the Pumpkin body cream and let me just tell you… I. CAN’T. EVEN. I wanted to take the whole jar and rub it all over my body. No joke. It was absolutely AMAZING and I am literally counting down the days until they release it this Fall. If you are a pumpkin-aholic, you will LOVE the new line. Stay tuned my lil pumpkin lovers.

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NEW French Grape Seed Body Scrub / NEW Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream /
NEW Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm

These little beauties are just some of the new products that we discovered at The Body Shop’s Fall/Winter preview. We are most excited about the two brand new additions to their ultra luxurious line, ‘Spa Of The World‘ – the new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream & French Grape Seed Scrub.

We are huge fans of The Body Shop’s Spa Of The World skincare line. Luxurious, rich, spa-like full-range collection of body care made with heavenly natural scents and ingredients – what’s not to love?! We previously reviewed and featured the whole line on our site, (click here to find out more.)

Our favourite product from the Spa Of The World line was previously the Hawaiian Kukui Cream… However now after trying the new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream, we can’t possibly choose between the two. The new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream is absolutely divine. It is 100% vegan and made with hand-harvested organic Ethiopian green coffee from the Kaffa region. Caffeine is a natural stimulating property which firms the skin. The cream has a really nice faint scent, which doesn’t actually smell anything like ground coffee! The cream contains ‘green’ coffee, so if you are not a coffee fan, don’t let the name fool you. It has a beautiful natural, fresh smell to it.
Like all of the Spa Of The World creams, it melts into the skin effortlessly and is completely nourishing and non-greasy.

Did you know that The Body Shop were the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing? One of the many reasons why we adore The Body Shop and everything that they stand for. 80% of countries still allow animal testing.. Help make a difference and join The Body Shop’s fight against animal testing by signing their petition: thebodyshop.com/en-ca/BanAnimalTesting

What beauty products are you currently loving? Let us know!
*products pictured in this post were provided to us by PR for review purposes. all opinions are our own.

Natasha & Laura xo
(written by Natasha)

July Beauty Favourites

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July Beauty Favourites:
Hard CandySheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in shade Entitled
Hard CandyStroke of Gorgeous Kajal Supreme Eyeliner Duo
Hard Candy Look PRO! Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit
Hard CandySheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder
Hard CandyLOOK PRO! Lip Artiste Lip Contouring Wand in shade Wine to Burgundy
Hard CandySheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter Rainbow Pearl Powder
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Night Cream Corrector
Lise Watier PerfeXion Anti-Aging Day Cream Corrector
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Serum Corrector
Lise WatierPerfeXion Anti-Aging Eye Cream Corrector
Marcelle Face Powder
Marcelle – Flawless Concealer
Marcelle –
Flawless Foundation

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NEW LISE WATIER PerfeXion Anti-Aging Skin Care Line

Ahhhh….our beloved Canadian cosmetic and skincare brand, LISE WATIER, recently released a new skincare lineup. PerfeXion. We’ve been putting it to the test for the past month and have compared notes. We actually both really liked all 4 products but each of us have our personal stand out favourites.
I am completely in love with the serum and the eye cream.
The serum is seriously awesome. I’ve been using it morning and night under the moisturizers. It is non-greasy, absorbs immediately and your skin feels instantly smooth. Made with AHA’s, antioxidants and Vitamin C, my skin looks brighter, more refreshed and healthy. I noticed an immediate difference in the overall appearance of my skin. Mama likes.

This eye cream is one of the best anti-aging eye creams I’ve used ever. For real. As I’m getting older the skin around my eyes is starting to reveal more and more aging. This in turn has created more effort to preserve and maintain. I have always told clients that the eyes are the first area on the face to show signs of aging. That and the neck. Both of which are like a thorn in my side at this point! In the last year or so I’ve really noticed that my eyes are puffy and have dark circles when I wake up in the mornings. Not awesome. In my 20’s and 30’s I never knew bags and/or dark circles. Now I wake up to them every day! So I NEVER go to bed without a eye cream. Ever. This eye cream has literally improved that whole nightmare I face every morning when I look in the mirror. It dramatically helped with hydration, puffiness and dark circles and I look more ‘awake’ and refreshed.

Natasha loves the night cream. Typically night creams kind of scare us since they tend to be heavier, thicker and sometimes too fragrant. This night cream is full of ceramides and minerals to help restore your skin’s barrier while you sleep. It is a light weight formula, doesn’t feel oily on your face, has a faint pretty scent and best of all it makes your skin look and feel refreshed, radiant and hydrated when you wake up.

We both have different skin types and skin concerns but these products worked out extremely awesome for both of us. We found that the textures of these products were incredible. Smooth, non-sticky, not heavy, smell amazing, feel heavenly on the skin and mostly we’re impressed because they did what they claim to do. Brilliant.

This new skincare has a new revolutionary technology called Cosmetic DronesTM. This is a delivery system for the active ingredients to be released into the skin at exactly the areas needed. Kind of like Botox. Thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores and restores radiance.

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Hard Candy’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection – Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter Rainbow Pearl Powder & Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder.

We both love face products – blushes, bronzers, highlighters. We love it all. But who doesn’t? Strobing, sculpting, highlighting and contouring have been all the rage in the cosmetic industry for the past several years. I have literally been using the highlighting technique for many, many years. Before it was a ‘thing’. Needless to say we are always up for trying new techniques and new products. We crazy like that. ha!

Hard Candy’s new highlighter, the Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter is made with light-reflective pearls that diffuse light and accentuate your cheekbones. It is a very different universal pearl shade which we have never seen before. It would be flattering on all skin tones but I think a darker skin tone it would look amazing on. We found that it also does leave a glitter effect so you definitely don’t need to apply too much. Start off with a light hand and add more for a desired look. For all of you beauties who love the glitter/highlight you’ll love this!

The Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder was a shocking find that we didn’t really anticipate liking so much. Not because of any real reason, but solely because we already have our favourite correctors. But we both really do like it a lot. It feels smooth to the touch and goes on incredibly easy. It is a finely milled pressed powder mix of all the colours required to correct any skin concerns and leaves your skin tone naturally evened out.

We love that Hard Candy makes quality beauty products at extremely affordable prices – most of their line retails for under $10 CAD! The highlighter pictured only costs $7.98 CAD. Like we always say, you don’t always need to spend a ton of money for amazing products. Sometimes it’s nice to splurge on specific favourites while saving money on various inexpensive items. That’s how you can score those rare gems that you fall in love with regardless of how inexpensive it is!
Another reason we recommend this brand is for the fact that they don’t test on animals. We try to be conscious of the products we use and we realize that some of our (favourite products) from certain brands unfortunately are not (yet) PETA friendly. We definitely hope that one day this will not even be an option for any cosmetic companies.

Hard Candy’s new SS17 Collection which is featured in our favourites this month are available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

What beauty products are you loving this month? Let us know!

Laura & Natasha
(written by Laura)

Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer

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It would be an understatement to say that we are just a little bit obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics. We have tried many of their products over the years and can’t recommend them enough. One of my all time favourite beauty products in the whole entire world is Watt’s Up!. I cannot live without it. It is one of the few highlighters that work with my skin and the only highlighter that I receive compliments on when wearing. If you are on the lookout for that perfect cream highlighter, definitely give Watt’s Up! a try!

When we first started our blog a few years ago, one of our very first beauty posts was actually on our Benefit collection, (see post here). We adore Benefit Cosmetics for many reasons – the beautiful, playful packaging, bright colours, fun names. Most importantly though, all of their products are amazing and actually work! There aren’t too many beauty brands out there who knock it out of the park with every single new release. When you purchase a Benefit product, chances are high that you will be extremely happy with the quality of the product and not end up regretting your purchase.

We are so excited about Benefit’s latest release, their new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer.

Available in 3 shades, the new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer provides sheer to medium coverage. It blurs, smoothes and conceals dullness, dark under eye circles and redness. The soft-focus, lightweight formula does not cake or crease, is waterproof and provides 10 hour longwear.

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We’ve tried many different under eye concealers and are SO happy with Benefit’s new concealer. The formula is very impressive. It’s creamy and mousse-like. Very soft and easily to apply with your fingertips or beautyblender. I found that it looked best when I applied it softly with my fingertips. It blends in easily within seconds and sets to a matte finish. Again, this product provides a sheer-medium coverage. It is not full coverage. If you are looking for a full-coverage concealer, you may want to try Benefit’s Industrial Strength Concealer.

The Airbrush Concealer naturally blurs under eye circles and it will cover blemishes. I found that it was the perfect amount of coverage for my under eyes. It concealed but still looked natural and not overdone.

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We just had to include this photo that I snapped of our sweet little Mr. Gatsby. This is a usual occurrence while I’m trying to take blog photos. He was completely fascinated by the fun little paper strips and couldn’t help himself. Hehehe :)

Benefit’s Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer retails for $27.

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What is your favourite Benefit product?! Let us know!
Natasha & Laura
(written by Natasha)

SUMMER SKIN CARE: La Roche-Posay

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La Roche-Posay is the number 1 Dermatologist recommended sunscreen brand in Canada. We have been using La Roche-Posay products for many years and their sunscreens are one of our favourite brands that we have ever used. We are both extremely picky when it comes to SPF and we have high expectations of what we want. What we like and what we don’t. We know that we don’t like thick, heavy, greasy, white residue left on the skin like some SPF’s. No one wants to feel that, especially on the face.

La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra Fluid Lotion for the face has been a favourite for many reasons. It’s such a light fluid formula that you don’t even know it’s on the skin because it absorbs instantly and completely. It’s a matte finish, fragrance free, water resistant and paraben free. I wear it daily. Every single day of the year. Yes, even on the cloudy days.

We are all very aware by now that wearing SPF during the hot summer days is extremely important to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. But what some people don’t seem to realize is that it is just as important to protect your skin year round from the environmental factors such as air pollution and the ozone layer. Doing so prevents those unattractive browns spots aka age spots, skin blotchiness, redness and premature aging in general. Let’s not forget about skin cancer. The earlier you start wearing sunscreen the better your skin will look when you’re older.

NEW ULTRA-FLUID SPF 50 LOTION FOR BODY
We were thanking the SPF gods for this gem of a product that La Roche-Posay recently launched. It’s like our beloved LRP fluid SPF 60 for the face but for the body! It has all of the same benefits, ultra light fluid that quickly absorbs, is fragrance free, water resistant and paraben free. It literally feels like nothing on your skin. It has quickly become our numero uno body SPF!

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NEW LIPIKAR LAIT ($19/200ml, $25/400ml)

In addition to being completely paraben and fragrance free, Lipikar Lait contains:

66% soothing Thermal Spring Water (this product contains the highest concentration of thermal spring water than any other product from La Roche-Posay!)
10% nourishing Shea Butter (sourced in Burkina Faso)
3% repairing Cold Cream
Anti-inflammatory Niacinamide

What we love most about the new Lipikar Lait is that the formula is 100% safe for the whole family – babies, children, adults and seniors. It is sensitive enough for all skin types. I have been wearing the Lipikar Lait lotion for the past two weeks and absolutely love it. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy lotion that is perfect for everyday wear.

What La Roche-Posay product are you lovin’ this Summer?!
Laura & Natasha xo