It’s time for my bi-monthly favourites! I feel like I have some really good ones to share with you today – and only one letdown!
This was my very first purchase at our new Simons store here in town and I’ve been loving it. If you read my Sweatshirt Love post you’ll know that sweatshirts have become a bit of an obsession of mine – I just can’t get enough of them. This is a very lightweight version so its very Spring/Summer friendly, as is it’s colour. It has that lived-in look that I love too. Can’t stop wearing this nor do I want to!
My lips are chronically dry, chapped, flaky, peeling – you name it. The only other lip scrub I tried has been Lush’s and I liked it at first but it dried up and I kind of hated the fact that it was in a jar – that made it a pain to use and it was messy. After hearing Emily Noel rave about this for so long I finally tracked one down at Old Navy (of all places) and I’ve been loving it. The lipstick style design is just much easier and convenient to use. It is quite an intense scrub but I like that – that’s exactly what I need! I do take Emily’s advice and apply a balm prior to using it which definitely helps rehydrate it when it dries out a bit. Such a good drugstore find!
I received this dry shampoo from ChickAdvisor back in March and it’s become my new favourite scent. I’ve loved Batiste for ages but they had a limited selection of scents available here so I was estatic when they expanded their line. This works just like any of their other dry shampoos that I’ve tried (really, really well) but it has a sweet and fruity scent that I really enjoy. I do find that the scent can linger on your hair throughout the day so it’s important to find one that you like! Thankfully they now have lots of options so there’s a scent to cater to everyones preferences.
I received this from ChickAdvisor last month and I’ve been using it regularly since – I’m down to the last 1/3 of the bottle and I’ll definitely be repurchasing this once I run out. You can read my full review here for more details on why I love it.
My favourite concealer of life is Tarte’s Shape Tape because it can pretty much cover anything and everything while still looking relatively natural. However, I’m super annoyed that it’s so hard to get your hands on here in Canada so I’m trying to scale back my usage of it. Thus, I set out on a mission to find a good drugstore alternative. I decided to give this one a try and so far, I’ve been impressed. It’s definitely more lightweight and more of a medium coverage but on a regular day, that’s pretty much all I need. This claims to not only conceal, but correct dark circles, imperfections and blemishes after 3 weeks of use. I haven’t seen any results related to those claims but I’ve been happy with its concealing properties!
You all know how much I love my Dr. Pepper LipSmackers and when I saw these at Shoppers Drug Mart a while back I scooped it up immediately. I love this so much that I wish I had bought more of them! The packaging is straight-up adorable and it performs pretty much the same as my beloved Dr. Pepper except it has a cherry cola scent (which is equally as delicious). When you twist open the top of the can, inside you’ll find a dome-style lip balm. It gives my lips a pretty pink tint and leaves them feeling moisturized and soft.
This palette is part of my Project Pan for 2017 – my goal was to use up some of the makeup I already own instead of just constantly add items to my collection. While I used this palette once in a while prior to this year and always enjoyed it, this project has really made me appreciate this palette more. It’s so versatile and I’m always impressed with every look I create with it – whether it be a simple single shadow look or a something more complicated. In addition the shadows literally last all day without any fading or creasing too. <3 this so much!
I have quite a few deluxe sized samples of this mask stored away but I just cracked one open back in March. I don’t know why but I didn’t really expect to like it – turns out it’s great! It does smell heavily of oatmeal so if you’re not into that I wouldn’t recommend it – I personally find it comforting. It states it’s supposed to nourish, calm and rejuvenate distressed-looking skin – I definitely find it calming and nourishing and I find the redness that I experience on my cheeks is definitely less after using this. A little of this goes a long way so thankfully those deluxe samples are going to last me a while!
After reading rave reviews of this on Sephora’s website, I decided to get a couple samples of it to test out and see if it would work for me. Really glad I did that instead of just buying it outright because I wasn’t a fan. It was just way too oily/greasy for my skin – it looked kind of glowy right after I applied it but within an hour or two my face looked like an oil slick.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them?
*Disclaimer: This post includes a product sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.