Drugstore Mini Haul|Aveeno First Impression

 

Hey everyone! The past weekend shopping involves a stop to my local drugstore to pick up a few skincare products to try out for you guys. I was tempted to go all the way out but reminded myself that I’ve way too many skincare products, and I opted for just two products that I actually need right now.

Aveeno Brand Spotlight skincare

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with pretty much every Aveeno product new or old. I’m at that age where taking care of my skin is no longer an option but a necessity. I’ve been loving their products since day one of my blogging days and none has yet to disappoint. It’s safe for me to say that Aveeno is an amazing drugstore brand when it comes to being affordable and convenient.

Long story short, I picked up Aveeno Makeup Removing Cleanser and their Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub which I’ve been so excited to try out.

Aveeno tone corrector
#Press Sample

This is the only one that was sent to me previously by some sort of a pr package but the other two items I got them from the drugstore. And it’s the Targeted Tone Corrector to helps even tone and fade the dark spots. I’m thankful to be sent this product and thrilled to try out.

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I’d have to say that I’m quite surprised with the formula of this corrector. I was expecting it to be a little thicker in consistency to other products that I’ve tried but this one is  just right. It’s a thin cream that dries up fast which is good since you’re supposed to use it in addition to the moisturizer and other makeup stuff. It has a natural and mild scents that’s not irritating nor too overwhelming. I find it pleasant and quite like it to be honest.

It says on the packaging to apply directly to areas with uneven tone and dark spots twice a day before your moisturizer.

There’s a particular uneven skin tone on my left cheek that I want it gone. So, I’m going to continue testing it out and update you guys with the development in another 2-3 weeks.

Aveeno makeup removing cleanser

My current favorite go to Makeup Removing Cleanser has to be the Aveeno Positively Radiant for smooth and soft skin. The soy extract works incredibly well to remove makeup and cleans my skin while keeping it radiant.

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Trust me, this cleanser is gentle and it cleans all the makeup and residues right away leaving skin smooth and soft. Just look at this insanely glorious foaming happening here. My skin is screaming with joy right now.

For the purpose of this first impression review, I did my makeup early in the morning and then use this makeup remover to cleanse my entire face and it works so well. I’m pleasantly surprised on how effective it cleans and make my skin feels so fresh and not drying at all. My skin feels really good, I mean it feels great!

Don’t take my word for it, you gotta try it. It’s really that good!

Aveeno exfoliating scrub

I was looking for an exfoliator that’s more natural and I really like this daily scrub. The mini beads are quite subtle and gentle that it’s hardly noticeable compares to other brands that I’ve tried in the past. It says on the packaging that it’s for daily exfoliating but I’m going to stick with my routine of 2-3 times a week.

One thing to remember is that this is a exfoliating scrub and not a cleanser so don’t expect it to foam or lather. I’ve had no break outs or dryness while using this. I can immediately notice the difference on my skin tone after I exfoliate and rinsed. My skin looks brighter and feels so smooth. It feels like a layer of protection covering them.

Scrub Aveeno fresh essentials

I love the amazing scents and the mild texture is just so relaxing while leaving my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth. The scents doesn’t bother me at all because I love a good fresh and clean smell after cleaning. I’m not overly concerned with scented skincare when it comes to all natural ingredients used in making of these products. I’m not telling you this is good or bad, you’ve to decide it for yourself. All I’m saying is that it has a  fragrance, a little on the strong side so if you’re sensitive to that then this may not be for you. But if you’re like me and love a nice scented southernwood plants than you’re going to like this one.

This really met all my expectations and I’m excited to try more stuff from Aveeno. You can find all the products I mentioned here at your local drugstores or nearby Walmart.

Have you tried any of Aveeno’s product yet? What are some of your favorites? Leave me a comment and tell me down below!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. I hope you find this post helpful and until next time, stay beautiful.

P.s. Stay tuned to the new series of Blogmas Bag Monday coming up soon!

Sharon xoxo

 

Daily nuggets:

  • I did so much cleaning yesterday … it helps me to de-stressed.
  • Did some pencil sketches of the bare trees in front of my house
  • I shared on my facebook feed a couple of days ago that I’ll be doing a new series of Blogmas Bag Monday for the month of December. Would you be excited?
  • Wishing all my American friends Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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July Favorites In Beauty

 

This year is zipping past, I feel like I blink and we’re into another month – apparently it’s a sign of getting old. As we’re in mid-summer, I’ve felt a little more rejuvenated and willing to try some products that are typically outside of my comfort zone. Let me share what I’ve been enjoying lately …

Labstory Perfect BB Cream 

Labstory Perfect BB Cream

A few months back I put together a post all about Korean Skincare and Makeup Products that I received from Labstory Korea. So many of you commented that you how much you loved that post that I thought might be a good idea to show you the BB Cream that’s making me look flawless this summer.

You guys know how obsessed I am with BB cream and what’s great about it is this product rocks!

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Here’s the color swatch and formula of Lab Story Perfect BB Cream. You can use a brush or beauty blender and bounce the product all over your face. I’m pleased with dewy finish this product gives. I’m all about wearing a subtle BB that’s not overly in your face. This is truly stunning and if you’re sort of new to the world of a BB then this is a great place to start.

Aveeno Intensive Night Cream with Vitamin B2 

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I love love this night cream and had just hit pan recently. I’ve been using it for the past couple of months religiously as my evening skincare routine and I’m really impressed with the results. It works to maintain and keep my skin hydrated throughout summer. I’ve been enjoying this product. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and it locks out moisture. This is one product I would totally recommend.

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer

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The orange-tangerine zest scents is what makes me love this moisturizer but it’s not for everyone. This moisturizer is not for everyone, but for me, I appreciate the fresh scents and it has become my latest morning skincare routine. It’s very lightweight but hydrating at the same time. On top of that, it doesn’t cause any breakout on me. I’ve been wearing it the whole time and it leaves my skin smooth and soft. Worth the mid-range price tag. Go for it! 

But if you have very sensitive skin then I wouldn’t recommend this to you. It might cause irritation due to the scented ingredients.

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask 

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Once a week, I like to pop on a charcoal based face mask to really deep cleanse my skin and clarify my complexion on the whole. I’ve combination dry skin and I didn’t notice it cause any dryness or irritation on my skin. The cream and bright pink product will dry up and it reminds me of my face dries up in the sun at the seashore. I leave if for 15 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. My skin feels really great and so clean. I used it again this morning and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. I just put in my order to get the full size at Sephora. So, that’s a thumbs up!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Klorane Dry Shampoo

Perfect travel size dry shampoo bottle for summer. I’m on my second deluxe size bottle and have been loving it thus far. A dry shampoo that doesn’t disappoint even on a bad hair day. Love the amazing scents and how it makes my hair smells so good the whole day. I like carrying it in my purse on a hot summer day. A winner in my book.

What have you been enjoying the last few weeks? I love to hear what you think.

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Best of the Best to Absolutely Ageless Skin by Aveeno

 

Hi guys! In today’s blog post I’m going to show you a tip and trick that I absolutely love. So if you read my post or follow my blog you know that I love skin care products especially my obsession to try out new products for you guys.

So today’s post is all about some new drugstore skin care products that’s fairly new to me. If you’re in the market to finding skin care products that helps no matter your age, it’s never too early or too late using anti-aging skin care products – then continue reading.

Luckily, I’ve tried loads of anti-aging skin care products and have separated the winner from the losers. Here’s the best of the best when it comes to turning back clock.

Aveeno anti aging products
#Press Samples

A huge thanks to the PR company that sent me this packaging recently. They sent me four skincare products by Aveeno and the first thing that I’ve with me here is the Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream,  Moisturizing Cleanser, Intensive Renewal Serum and last but not least is the Restorative Night Cream. Thank you so much!

I’m so excited to try these out.

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The first product I wanted to talk about is the Moisturizing Cleanser that they claims to removes 99% of skin-aging impurities.

As you can see, this product comes in a nice bottle with a pump applicator. I like that the packaging is travel friendly since it has a lock mechanism. The product is gel-like but a little too runny in my opinion. It smells wonderful and it leaves a soft feel on my skin after rinsing. The scent is totally mesmerizing!

I’ve added this to my daily skin care routine and have been very pleased with the results. This product doesn’t dry out the face and it’s very gentle for all skin types.

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This is definitely the biggest thrills of the lot. I’ve always been looking for a serum that actually works on my skin and I’m so glad it did. I applied as directed and it quickly absorbs into skin. I really appreciate that the formula feels lightweight and it’s 100% non-greasy. It has a nice scents that’s not overly powering.

“This serum is formulated with Aveeno’s Active Naturals Blackberry Complex which is full of antioxidants, vitamins and other anti-aging ingredients.” As many of you might’ve already know, I’ve combination to dry skin – this helps strengthen the natural moisture barrier is something which my dry skin department truly need help in.

I’ve been using this serum for the past two weeks and my skin is loving it so far. Whether you’re in your early twenties or late forties, I recommend giving this serum a try. This one does fit the bill.

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“This product gave result that other people noticed.” My fine lines reduced considerably after a week of test run. It’s one of the best anti-aging products out there if you asked me

It comes in an opaque squeeze tube packaging. What I really like about this eye cream is that it’s fragrance-free and lightweight with a silky texture to it. Works so well under makeup and the brightening effect can visibly improve the appearance of dark circles.

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It says AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Night Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Their Natural Active ingredients of Blackberry Complex helps nourish skin by reducing the visible effect of elastin and collagen loss.

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I love products that smell nice and this definitely is one of them. With my combination to dry skin, I appreciate how the formula absorbed into my skin. I’m impressed by how well this night cream hydrates. It soaks right in while leaving my skin feeling really soft and smooth. This is a keeper!

I truly enjoy using all the products from Aveeno. It’s a drugstore brand that I trust when it comes to quality and affordability.

Which one is your pick from your drugstore? Comment what’s your favorite go to skin care products?

So, thanks for stopping and read. I also like to thank Aveeno for this great opportunity to collaboration.  And until next time, I’m wishing a Great Skin Health! Bye!!!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Summer Skincare Must-Haves|AVEENO & NEUTROGENA

 

Hey everyone! So we’re smacked up to the beginning of summer. It’s about 80 degrees where I am right now. So, I thought it would be probably a good idea to have a little chat about sunscreen today. I’m going to show you some of the sample products I just received in the mail from Aveeno and Neutrogena.

Aveeno Summer Must Haves
*Press Samples

I’m a very firm believer that the best sunscreen for you or you could possibly use is the one that you would actually be using. The one that you’ll apply and reapply as much as needed. I love to wear sunscreen with high SPF pretty much everyday in the summer. Yes, I tend to get burn to crisps quite easily, so let just say sunscreen is my life saver.

So many products are out this year, so  many great products actually. I’m super excited because I’m having so much fun doing this review. This year both Brands are introducing their must-haves new mineral sunscreens.

Aveeno Mineral Sunscreen

AVEENO Sensitive Skin SPF 50 – It claims that – this new and improved mineral sunscreens are formulated with naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide and active natural oat to combine effective broad-spectrum UVA sun protection with skin soothing benefits.

I can’t leave home without sunscreen especially when I go for a vacation. So, I’ve been wearing it religiously during our trip to Ottawa and have been loving it. I also shared it with my family members and appreciate how it helps protect our skin from being baked by the UV light. A sunscreen that has a nice and natural soothing scents which reminds me of the beach. I really like the smell even though it reads on the bottle as fragrance free. Honestly, I was intrigued by the non-greasy mineral sunscreen formula. This product isn’t greasy at all and the best thing is that it doesn’t irritate skin. The only cons I can think of is that it leaves a white cast on my dad’s darker skin, but I haven’t found a physical sunblock that doesn’t. If you have dry and sensitive skin then Get yours here!

Baby Sunscreen Aveeno

Next new product is the AVEENO Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 – I’m very happy to have this sunscreen for my 2nd grader. He spent his summer outdoor very much everyday and this is a must-haves for him to wear it whether for soccer or swimming in the pool. I love all Aveeno’s products so I wouldn’t hesitate giving this to him. It’s a brand I trust. Get this for your baby.

Aveeno Cleanser

This is one of my favorite Positively Radiant Cleanser, it leaves my skin feels so soft and completely clean. This is a win. I love the formula, I love the way it smells so natural and slightly medicinal. Available in drugstores.

Daily moisturizer

For younger, oilier skins this lotion alone should be plenty for all day moisture and protection while leaving your skin hydrated. For a daily moisturizer that works, this might be just the ticket for you, too.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial –  is a gentle treatment you leave on for just one minute in the shower and because of the steam, it helps to exfoliate and brighten your skin. I noticed tiny micro beads that’s great for exfoliating death skin. If you’re someone who love multi-tasking when in the shower, this In-Shower facial won’t let you down. Find it here! 

Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

AVEENO Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial is a deeply hydrating moisturizer that you apply at night. It actually reminds me of the Laniege Sleeping Mask which I’ve been reaching for lately. The formula feels very lightweight on skin and it smells so amazing. I’m also amazed at how quick the product absorbs into my skin leaving skin hydrated and smooth. Smells like a walk through the enchanted forest. Another good thing about this product is that it’s oil free and leaves a soft glow on skin

I think this would make a perfect moisturizer for warm summer night. It’s not super hydrating as other night cream I’ve tried during winter months but this just hit the mark. It’s your summer must haves product if you’ve normal to combination skin typed. Your skin is going to thank you for it. You got to try it. 

Makeup Remover Wipes Aveeno

AVEENO Make-Up Removing Wipes – this product contains Total Soy Complex that not only help even out skin tone and texture but visibly transform dull, uneven skin into brighter, more radiant looking skin. I have tried this wipes over the last few days and I’m satisfied by how well it removes my eye and face makeup. This wipes feels a little thicker than other drugstore brands I’ve tried in a good way. I really appreciate its durability. A wipe that cleans and remove all the dirt and makeup with ease. If you haven’t tried this – here’s the link.

Sheer Zinc SPF50

Another two new and improved mineral sunscreens this summer are from NEUTROGENA and it’s their Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 and Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 which I’ll talk about next.

Mineral Sunscreen has increasingly gain its popularity over the past years and was lucky enough to receive package containing a top-up of some of my most-loved Aveeno and Neutrogena products. So I thought I’d put together a post combining these two brands and to tell you a little bit more about some of my favorite skincare items from the collection in case you were interested in trying any out.

If you’re into mineral sunscreen then you just have to try this Neutrogena Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50.  Then your quest for mineral sunscreens ends right here. 

It claims – this gentle formula delivers superior broad spectrum protection against burning UVB and ageing UVA rays – with 2x better UVA protection than the leading mineral sunscreen. It’s mild even on sensitive skin, and it’s free of fragrance, parabens, phthalates, dyes, and irritating chemicals.

With summer officially here, sunscreen with high SPF UVA protection is a must-haves in my household. I love to know what’s your must-haves skincare products this summer?

Sheer Zinc Facial

Next is the NEUTROGENA Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 – it’s of 100% zinc oxide UVA. A new revolutionary product that helps prevent sunburn. I like how easy it applies and doesn’t leave any white globs and disappeared into skin rather quickly. I appreciate a good consistency product which is neither overly liquidy nor thick. This mineral sunscreen is on my check list. Try it out for yourself! 

Body Stick Sunscreen

I’m very excited to be testing out the Ultra Sheer Facial and Body Stick Sunscreen by Neutrogena. This is my first time seeing sunscreen in a stick format. My first thought was a deodorant but a sunscreen with SPF 50+ in a stick – this I’m intrigued to try. Love the amazing scents and I like that it glides on like a dream. No mess on application and so convenient to use. A travel friendly packaging that’s leak proof and the best part is that you can just throw it in your purse. This mineral-based stick sunscreen won’t clog pores, and it helps to prevent signs of aging while protecting your skin. Waterproof and lightweight, for a full face and body UVA protection, try this mineral sunscreen the next time you’re out and about.

I’ve already posted it in my Instagram because I love it so much. I’m very much into skincare right now. Aveeno is hands down one of my favorite drugstore brand.

If you’re new to the brand definitely make sure you try some of the products that I’ve mentioned. Let me know what you think and if you love Aveeno and Neutrogena as much as I do!

So, thanks for stopping and read. I also like to thank Aveeno and Neutrogena for this great opportunity to collaboration.  And until next time, I’m wishing a Great Skin Health! Bye!!!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Aveeno & Neutrogena PR BOX Unboxing – My First Youtube Video EVER

 

What’s up you guys! Welcome back to my blog! This week is a very exciting week for me. I was contacted by a PR company before Mother’s Day if I want to receive samples to honor mothers from Aveeno. I immediately said yes, (a) because I’m a fan girl of Aveeno, (b) since my mom is coming to visit me in two weeks, I wanted to share these goodies with her. With Aveeno and Neutrogena, everyday is Mother’s Day!

So, last week I got these sample products in the mail for an exchange of my honest review. Part of my job as a beauty blogger is to test out as much as possible so I can share my reviews with you guys.

Aveeno Skin Products

If you are a long time reader you know that I’m a fan girl of Aveeno. I’m also a huge advocate for taking care of your skin, it’s the largest part in our body and the one everyone sees! You only get one, take care of it!

I wanted to do something really special to honor my mom this Mother’s Day beside sharing products with her. So I uploaded my very first YouTube video ever. It’s my first video and definitely not my last!

First of all let’s talk about what I got in this box unboxing. Let me show you what’s inside the current drop…

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Up close picture of my favorite products side by side.

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion is certainly having a moment isn’t it? It’s everywhere you look and what a revelation too; a moisturizing lotion that’s skin friendly, affordable and effective. What more could you ask for?

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. I rave about this all the time but truly it’s one of the best moisturizing body wash. It smells so amazing! It’s formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to moisturize for 24 hours, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. They claim to provide and lock in moisture for softer, smoother more comfortable skin long after you shower. And it’s soap free and even gentle enough for sensitive skin. I love Aveeno’s Body Wash crazy lot and let me tell you this, you got to try it. Period.

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I know that my mom prefers a lightweight formula when it comes to body care and this AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion will be perfect for her. This hydrating, ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel she’ll want to use all year round. This product is voted by Canadian Living Consumers to be the Best New Product of 2016. 

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NEUTROGENA® All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. I know facial wipes aren’t for everyone but I do like to stash a pack in my handbag for any make-up emergency or when travelling. Otherwise, regardless of how tired I may be, I will always opt for a “real” cleanser kinda gal. My real gripe with make-up wipes is how they leave my skin feeling after use – even if it is just one use. If ever there was a facial cleansing cloth to pack for a festival, or those just-in-case moments it’s the Neutrogena  Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. 

My mom wears makeup and since we’ll be travelling quite a bit when she’s here visiting, I know this wipes is going to be handy.

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NEUTROGENA® Facial Cleansing Bar Original and Dry Unscented. Soap. Truly how often do you purchase soap and no I’m not talking about the anti-bacterial liquid hand soap you purchase with your weekly grocery shop, rather I’m indeed referring to the solid bars that perhaps now seem a little lost in time. It claims this bar is pure and provides a gentle cleansing for clean, clear, healthy-looking skin.

I never use soap to wash my face but I like to venture and try new things that I haven’t tried before. Frankly I’m nervous but I’m going to put this to its test and give an update in an upcoming post.

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NEUTROGENA® NORWEGIAN FORMULA® Fragrance Free Hand Cream. This is my favorite hand cream, it’s highly concentrated skin care formula instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. It smells nothing at all. This product is fragrance free.

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I only use a small amount of products on my hands as shown below, just a little goes a long way.  You can see a noticeable difference in softness and smoothness on your hands after application. Your hands will feel very hydrated and will thank you for it. I’ve tried it and I’m convinced. What are you waiting for? GO!

So, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I just can’t wait to see my mom’s reaction trying out some of the products that I’ll be sharing with her. Shout out to Aveeno for making this possible.

Which products are you most interested in? Would you pick any of these items up? What should I try out next? Love to hear your thoughts!

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Aveeno Huge Beauty Haul

 

Hi guys!

If you regularly read my content, you know by now I spend an extraordinary amount of time bathing. I may not wash my hair every single day but you better believe when I tell you that I’m going to spend some time in  my shower or bath. It’s how I unwind basically!

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*Press Samples

On the days that have been slightly on the rough side, I’ve been reaching for a comforting body wash that is creamy, warming, and enveloping—like a hug from my honey bear.

So today, I’ve rounded up the best Beauty Haul by Aveeno that will hold up throughout your Thanksgiving feast. Yes, I’m talking about beauty skin products which was sent to me by Aveeno for considerations. As you may know, Aveeno is a personal favorite brand of mine and I’m pretty excited to try these products and more than excited to share them here.

So let’s get started.

Here are the latest in Aveeno huge beauty haul: Enjoy!

  1. Pure Renewal Shampoo
  2. Pure Renewal Conditioner
  3. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion
  4. Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion
  5. Stress Relief Body Wash
  6. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Bath
  7. Moisturizing Bar
  8. Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
  9. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne
  10. Neutrogena Stubborn Acne Spot Gel
  11. Neutrogena All in One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes

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The first thing I want to talk about is their Calming & Comfort Lotion in lavender and vanilla scents.

This lotion is designed to help calm babies and I would definitely wanted to use it for my little one before bedtime. Sleep is important but a good night sleep for me is everything. I’m sure a lot of mommy out there could agree!

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These are all amazing products for anytime of the year and especially for those who have going to spend your hours prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving. The stress relief foaming bath and moisturizing lotion are something to help unwind and relax after the long day. One thing I can tell you is that they definitely have everyone in mind when they sent me products for baby and men in the family.

Aveeno Stress Relief Foaming Bath in lavender, charmomile and ylang-ylang oils. With thanksgiving and the big holiday approaching fast, I got stressed up just by thinking of the holiday. Shopping lists and Christmas preparation could be overwhelming sometimes.

Luckily, I’ve some stress relief to help me through the holidays. I can’t wait to get into the tub for a nice and relaxing bath.

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I know that this product will made it’s way into my daily routine since Christmas holiday is usually hectic and I can imagine myself using this a lot to unwind. It says on the bottle that it hydrates for 24 hours and I’m intrigued to put this to the test. Let me know if you would like me do a post review on the comment section.

Another plus is that since we’re not spared from colder winter – lots and lots of moisturizer is necessary! Your skin is going to thank you later for it.

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of body wash. I went through body wash very quickly. I’m very excited to try this stress relief body wash and see if it really works. I’ll report back for update in my next post. Don’t forget to stay tuned!

The body wash is formulated with lavender and chamomile which from what I heard is that lavender has the aromatherapy properties to help on stress relief.

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Moving on is the Aveeno Baby Calming and Comfort Bath. I love the scents of lavender and vanilla. It’s so refreshing and soothing without going overboard. I’ll have my little boy try this bath product. He loves a good bath even in autumn and gets to play with the bubbles. I know that he is going to like it but I want to see his reaction to this product.

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This might be TMI but in case you don’t know, I wash my hair every 2 other days. I haven’t tried any hair products from this brand, so yes I’m quite excited with the prospect. I’m happy to see that their Pure Renewal shampoo and conditioner are made for all hair types. That’s cool!

Let’s talk packaging. I really like the long green cylinder tube. It makes storing so much easier and convenient. It’s not too bulky or heavy. A good amount of products with amazing scents to it. They’re in full size samples and honestly, I was really blown away.

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I know that I’ll be busy testing out most of the products by myself and will have my hubby try the product for men. I’ll do a separate product review once I’ve tried them. These are all products that I know I’ll be reaching out for when the holiday gets closer.

Next on the list is an interesting product which I’m dying to have my hubby try is this Invigorating Face Wash. He is not very interested in this department but I’m going to convince him to try it out anyways. I’m excited to hear what his thoughts are which then I’ll update right back once I got his feedback.

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Makeup Removing Face wipes are one of the most important beauty must-haves for festivals and a little pocket-sized pack like this is perfect for travelling too. You get 25 wipes which is a good quality and talk about product that actually work. Well, this I could confirm it works because I’ve tried and love it!

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Next is the Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin. It contains natural colloidal oatmeal that combat dry and itchy skin. This soap would be great to use for winter season. I don’t usually use soap on my body but for you guys, I’m going to try it and let you know what I think next.

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Last but not least, I want to show you Neutrogena Daily Leave on Mask and Spot Gel for Stubborn Acne. I’ve been lucky to have some good skin days in the summer but with the weather turning colder, my skin tends to be acting up. I’ll definitely be wearing this once I spotted a bad skin day.

These are a couple of drugstore gems that you got to check them out. They’re a prefect addition for my winter skin, hair and facial routine. All the products mentioned, you could find them at any drugstores, Walmart, Target US, CVS and on Aveeno’s website.

What do you think guys? Will you be checking these out soon? Comment below your reply. I love to read your comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer: I have been given this product in exchange for a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  

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Aveeno Skin Relief Product Review

 

Hey everyone!

Spring is finally here! And Springtime also means warmer weather and more outdoor activities. Just in time to spring I just received some press samples from Aveeno Active Naturals for my honest review.

I was recently approached by Blog Meets Brand for this opportunity to talk about the products I really love, AVEENO! I jumped to the chance and here’s what I want to share with all of you.

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*Press Samples

Aveeno has always been known for their gentle and natural, sensitive skin friendly products which are fragrance-free. But with their new Skin Relief product line, I feel that now many whom has sensitive or dry skin can also enjoy.

Formulated with Active Natural Oats, the products in Aveeno Skin Relief lines are fragrance-free, non-greasy with fast absorbing formula. It also contains rich emollients that work to moisturize and relieve dry, itchy skin it cleans.

Let’s jump in to read more about the skin relief products from Aveeno.

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Product lineup from left to right:

AVEENO® Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash and Skin Relief Hand Cream. 

This latest addition of Skin Relief line to Aveeno has been clinically proven to relieve and soothe extra dry, itchy and cracked skin.

I’ve been testing out all these three products: I must say that they’re a delightful trio for dry, sensitive skin!!!

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Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash in 354 ml for CAD$7.99 – CAD$8.99 depending on the store locations.

This active naturals Skin Relief Body Wash has a lot of going on in it. It says on the bottle to cleanse and moisturizes, to soothe itchy, dry skin.

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This body wash is creamy, soap free body wash with natural oatmeal and rich emollients, moisturizes to relieve itchy skin as it cleans.

If you’re looking for a body wash with lots of bubbles then this product line may not be to your satisfaction. This body wash works wonder if you’ve dry itchy skin that needs some relieve. It works like magic.

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Next up is the Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion with net wt 354 ml for CAD$9.99 is infused with active naturals oatmeat with soothing oat essence and natural shea butter that moisturizes for 24 hours.

This lotion helps lock in moisture and restore skin’s moisture barrier on dry skin in a day. The formula is non-greasy and it absorbs quickly into skin. It make your skin feeling smooth and soft. You don’t even remember you had dry skin problem before. That’s how good this product is.

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I can smell the oatmeal scent but that was it. It’s very natural, and it doesn’t have the artificial sweet or floral smell, it has a nice, clean smell that I love.

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Just like the facial lotion, this Skin Relief Hand Cream with net wt 97 ml for CAD$7.47 – CAD$9.99 is packs with active natural colloidal oatmeat ingredients that makes it creamy, long lasting and works to relief extra dry skin. It’s lightweight, non-greasy formula spreads and absorbs easily into skin, leaving skin soft and smooth.

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I’ve been using this hand cream for my little boy who has dry skin on his hands and it has been great for his dry skin. He likes it just as much as I do! Yea!

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This one is a winner all around!

Aveeno Skin Relief products are available at your drugstores, mass merchandiser nationwide.

Overall conclusion: If you’re looking for a product that helps you solve itchy skin that needs relief, then look no further. Run to your nearest drugstore and pick Skin Relief products that really works. Whether you have sensitive/dry skin or not, add these to your skincare routine. I don’t only like these products, I love it. You don’t have to take my word for it, you got to try THESE!

Any skin relief products from Aveeno that you simply love? Make sure to leave your comments below. I love to hear what you think.

Alright-y, that’s pretty much it for today’s post! Hope to see you again on the next one. Thank you for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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December Empties!

 

Hey lovelies!

You may know by now that I love my skin care and I bet many of you too. Finishing a product can be both exciting and devastating at times. So today, I’ll share that feeling with you.  Let’s get started for it’s time for me to show you, my empties of the month!

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Time to riffle out my skincare items for year end 2014 😦

4 decmeber empties

Aveeno, Aveeno, Aveeno & Dial !

aveeno daily moisturizing lotion

Aveeno‘s Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a staple in my skincare routine (net wt: 532 ml). I like this body lotion since it’s creamy and non-sticky. It was clinically proven to relieve dry skin. I used it every night on hand and body and it does moisturize during warmer months for 24 hours as claimed. It’s a solid drugstore body lotion but my only problem is that it’s just not heavy duty enough for me in winter where I live.

Repurchase? Yes, this is a basic moisturizer that does the job.

aveeno daily scrub

Aveeno‘s Skin Brightening Daily Scrub is my favorite exfoliants by far. It has many tiny microbeads that scrubs that even my skin tone and texture. I use this scrub 3-4 times a week and I see the result of a pretty and brighter if not radiant looking skin looking back at me from the mirror. A wonderful product every beauties must have. It has an amazing smells too. I’m already on my second tube and I can’t stop wanting more.

Repurchase? Forever and a day 🙂

aveeno ultra calming cleanser

Aveeno’s Ultra Calming Forming Cleanser:It claims to cleanse, softens dry, sensitive skin and it’s fragrance free.Well, this cleanser has very nice foaming properties and it does work well as a cleanser to remove makeup and it stops there. My face feels tight after washing with this, it leaves my skin feeling extra dry and crusty 😦

Purchase? Not likely. I need a cleanser that is calming but non-drying.

All the Aveeno’s products mentioned above is available at Walmart, Target, Ulta, drugstores.

dial naturals body wash

Dial Naturals Body Wash: (net wt: 473 ml). I use this everyday for a week and then it’s empty. I must squeeze and squeeze a handful to get all the foam I wanted. I claims to be a moisturizing body wash. It has a fresh scents of tangerine and guava. I like the smells of it simply because one of my favorite fruit is guava 😀  Bad news is that I emptied the whole bottle in a week. Bought this for $2.00 at our local Dollar-store but this Dial is a huge disappointment for me. It doesn’t perform as well as a body wash should have. I’ve tried Dove and St Ives or even Axe shower gel which does much better than Dial. So, goodbye Dial!

Purchase? No, I won’t 😦

So, that’s it for my December 2014 empties! and check back again next month for my next empties!

What is your favorite empties? Let me know in the comment below.

Until then, thank you so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

The Essential Skincare Routine!

Happy Saturday, friends! It’s time for my skincare routine and I like to share them with you. Ta-da! These are some of my essential skincare that I used on a regular basis while the others on waiting list.

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First of all, let me share with you some of the skin care and facial wash that I used and have started using recently for my review on my last week’s post. So, I’m going to start by doing my favorite Aveeno  skin care products.

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On the bottle it says, “Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser formulated with naturally calming Feverfew that gently cleanses and softens dry, sensitive skin. And it’s fragrant free.” It came in regular size bottle of 177 ml.

While on this big bottle, it says “Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with natural colloidal oatmeal which clinically proven to relieve dry skin and moisturizes for 24 hours”. Bottle size is bigger, it’s a 532 ml bottle. This lotion is dermatologist recommended.

Aveeno is a new brand name for me. I started using them like a year ago. I usually use Dove or St Ives. But then I switched to Aveeno and I’m happy with the products so far. Nevertheless,  I’m always on the hunt for different types of facial cleansers from high streets to high end brands.

I have been using both of these products regulary and it keeps my dry skin moisturized both body and face.

balea scrub exfoliant dove energy glow facial cleanser

Balea scrub exfoliant is a new brand for me. I haven’t heard it before. Sorry for my ignorant. Anyways, while I was window shopping I came across this exfoliant which was on sale and so I sort of bought it on a whimp. I simply like the packaging. I had it a few months ago and I like the tiny exfoliating beads when scrubbed on my face. It has I believe apricot and walnuty scents. I like the smell now after awhile. It was strong for me at first but it’s about getting used to it. The exfoliant cream is brownish in color. It does what an exfoliating scrub should do. My face looks cleaner and all the dull skins varnished. Yay!!! Oh yes, it’s recommended to use once or twice a week only.

Dove Energy Glow foaming facial cleanser for normal to dry skin in 150 ml tube. This cleanser contains both ultra-fine exfoliants with 1/4 moisturizing cream. It’s like a 2 in 1 instant coffee type of function. It gives skin glow and look great. I have used this in the past and it’s almost finishing as you can see from the state of the tube. It’s going to be empties blog soon.

Koa biore facial wash tonymoly facial wash

You must have seen these Kao Biore and TonyMoly facial wash in my previous blog. It’s in my last Sunday’s post. These two are my most recent buys of facial wash todate.

Lancome royal body lotion

Last but not least is the Lancome Nutrix Royal Body intense lipid repair cream for very dry skin in 2.0 oz. I got it in a gift set given to me last Christmas.

Oh my goodness!! Lancome’s lotion is amazing. I really love it’s awesome scents and most importantly is I felt the softness of my skin immediately when I applied it on. I love the cushion-soft feelings on my hand and it’s lightweight. The cream absorbs very quickly preventing moisture escaping (chuckle!). I will repurchase it again. It’s one of my favorite.

I hope you like reading this post as much as I like showing my skincare products with all of you 🙂

What is your beauty regimen? Please share on the comment below.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Don’t be Dirty! Skincare Biore & TonyMoly Face Cleanser

Okay, you’re not going to believe where I picked up this Biore Ultra Moisturising Face Wash? At one of the local Asian grocery store (C&T). Oh wow!!!! They even have TonyMoly face wash from Korea which obviously I must get (chuckle!!!). This may sound crazy and yes, I actually bought these cleansers while   grocery shopping. I came back and check where it can be found, it seems that some drugstores, C&C canada online and Sephora have them.

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In case you wanted to know if I used facial cleanser. Well, I still have my usual Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser which I have been using for months. At the same time, I thought of trying something new.  I’ve heard of Kao Biore before but with TonyMoly, just recently through some beauty bloggers. TonyMoly is a popular brand in Korea and has makeup products too. Very cute and impressive packaging. Their makeup products are on a higher price.

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Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam Rich Moisture (net wt: 130g)

Oh my gosh!!!! the sweet floral smells were so awesome. It’s so soothing and reminds me of the soap or body lotion in the hotel while I was in Japan like 1/2 decade ago. Flash back, I remembered using Kao Biore skincare product when I was a teenager but then somehow I just stop using them. Can’t remember why but I guess later, I started using other brands likes Clinique and Estee Lauder as skincare products.

Since I stumbled on my memory lane, I wanted to try it again today and to share my thoughts on what I think of this Facial Foam by Biore. Oh yes, for those of you whose is not so familiar, it is a Japanese brand started  since 1887. To know more I’ll link down below.

On the website it says :- Bioré Skin Care Facial Foam Rich Moisture for dry skin. The smooth and lubricating foam easy to apply to the skin  and completely washes off the dirt and leaving the skin moisturized and soft. Verification of the effects with a touch by fingertips and palm. Adopted SPT (skin cleaning technology)” on. Can clean off the dirt to protect the moisture of the skin.

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Impressed with their claims, I  have to tried it,  so I did. The first thing that I noticed was the sweet floral scents. It’s smells so good. With this foam all I need is just one tiny squeeze and is sufficient to wash the whole face. I noticed after rinsing, it instantly trapped the moisture and gives  just the exact cleanliness feeling, you know what I mean, right? For me, I just feel that it’s super clean to the point that it makes my skin feels dry-ish.

Frankly speaking, my face definitely does looked cleaner and lighter but not brighter. My thoughts is that it is a good product and has been in the market globally for century. I might start using it once my Aveeno’s foaming cleanser runs out.

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TonyMoly Cream Dew Aloe Foam Cleanser ~ Moist & Soothe (net wt: 6.33 fl oz)

Most of us know that aloe vera has quite an incredible medicinal plant which is full of nutritional benefits. These are a bit of info about aloe vera. Thought it might be helpful.

Because of aloe’s well-known healing properties for the skin, aloe is one of the primary compounds used in the cosmetic industry. It is a known to healing wounds and is great for applying topically to burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites. Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.

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I tried everything before giving my review. So, this morning I woke up and tried this wonderful aloe dewy foam cleanser. Wow…. it’s amazing! I like the smell of the aloe vera and with a small amount of the foam/cream it really cleaned my face very well. My face feels shinny because it’s so clean but not a dull clean. It’s value for money since a small amount goes a long way. I paid $5.99 for this tube. I also like the simple packaging. There were five different type of skincare cleanser. I chose moist and soothe in aloe. Different ingredients used for different types of skincare.

If you like me to do a review on the Aveeno Moisturising Cleanser, make sure to leave the comment below.
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