Spring Scenery Beauty Products

 

Hey guys! It’s February and it could only mean two things. Romance and spring is coming! Yup, I could totally feel the change in the air this morning. Since Valentine’s Day is only a stone throw away I’ll showing you guys some of the product samples I got recently from a (*)PR company for an exchange of my honest opinion.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I like to keep things simple but memorable as well. So, there’s nothing worst than being unprepared for that special night. Am I right! If you’re overwhelmed by tons of products and how to, don’t fret! I got you covered with these beauty products that will have you feeling confident and ready for love.

Let’s take a peek what’s inside this PR box:

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*PR Samples

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, give your skin the ultimate date night prep with ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil in Rose. It smells amazing! Makes me feel like a rose! Aaah!!! You should really try this. It doesn’t feel greasy at all once it absorbs to skin. I used it to massage my body and it makes me feel so relaxing and smells awesome. I did tried it as a face serum too since cold weather makes my combination skin incredibly dry. I applied a small amount on my dry patches and 5 days later I could see sign of improvement on my dry patches.

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I got Acure Quick Fix Correcting Balm that contains argan oil and starflower. I really like the scent of this balm. It smells amazing! This argan oil comes in a tube packaging which  Initially I thought it was a lip balm corrector but it wasn’t. This borage and argan oil could be used to soothe calm fine lines and wrinkles plus chapped hands, feet, stretch marks and cuticles. I’m very excited to this a little longer before I share my thoughts and opinions on it.

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Super cute packaging! Ohh, isn’t it so lovely? This Honey Lip Balm is by The Green Beaver Company. This is my first experience with this brand and I’m falling head over heels on it.

I can’t really explain the scents of this lip balm but if I’ve to put the scents, I would guess it as a natural and raw beeswax smell. As I applied it on my lips, I could feel this creamy moisturizing formula enveloping on my lips. It feels so gentle and balmy. I didn’t notice any heavy or tacky feels on my lips which I really appreciate.

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This product is made with 100% natural essential oils. Behold this Lafe’s Natural Deodorant Twist Stick Bliss in Iris and Rose. Retails for $6.99 on their website. Available in four other amazing scents.

I’m not a huge fan of deodorant but this just changed everything. I’m now hooked! Awesome products that lasted all day. It has a strong fragrant scents that lingers on. If you like floral scents then this one is made for you.

Note that this product is free of aluminium and propylene glycol in case you like to know.

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Weleda is a multinational company that produces both beauty products and naturopathic medicines with it’s headquarter in Switzerland.

I got this bottle of Jardin De Vie Grenade (Pomegranate inspired) by Weleda together the my PR box. It comes in a 1.7 fl oz color gradient glass bottle packaging. It’s minimalistic though pretty. It says here on the box that this was inspired by the exotic fragrance of Persian gardens. The ingredients are alcohol and perfume from essential oils.

“Grenade” is exactly like this: Sweet and fruity. Honestly, it could be a hit or miss for me. I don’t love or hate this fragrance. I don’t have anything negative to say about it except that I personally will not reach for. The scent is too strange for my liking. I want to like it but it’s not happening. But I know some of you who likes pomegranate, orange and vanilla would definitely enjoy this fragrance.

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I was sent two products from Weleda and the next product I got is their Nail Care Pen. The packaging is simple and sleek. One side has a soft brush where you turn the bottom of the pen for products before applying on nails and cuticles.

I haven’t tried this product yet but I’m all excited to give it a try. It’s that time of the year for my nails to take a break from nail polish after the holidays. My nails could need some tender, loving and care.

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This is a random product which I wouldn’t expect to receive from the company. As you can see from the image, this toothbrush is not just any toothbrush. It’s a Travel Toothbrush by Radius Tour. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’m a sucker for cute things. So, when I saw this unfold, snap and brush travel toothbrush, I was floored. The fact that this is a cruelty free product and you can easily find it on their website or at Amazon, Well and Walmart.

I like the soft brittle brush and concept of a replaceable design very much. I like that it’s eco-friendly too. If you’re an environmentalist who is in the market for a cruelty free and travel friendly toothbrush, I say give this brand a chance.

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Last but not least, I also received these travel samples for body and hair by Acure. I’ll report back once I’ve tried them in the blog. And in the meantime, if you’re curious to know more, check out their website link for more details.

What do you think of these products? Comment below which product appeals to you the most.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Lovatics By Demi Eyeshadow Palette

Not another nude palette! I can hear you groaning from the other side of the screen. Now, wait just a second before you click away. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that brands are finally getting the hint and releasing full eyeshadow palettes? And the fact that while prices may be slightly rising, the quality of drugstore products is too?

Today, I’ve a beyond amazing palette from the collection to share with you.

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I’m THRILLED to see a new collection from NYC after what feels like a long dry spell and good new is that you can find them at Target and Walmart.  Yes, it’s true, Demi Lovato has teamed up with N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics to launch the Lovatics Makeup Collection for Spring 2016! In case you don’t know who she is, Demi Lovato is a spokeperson or brand ambassador for NYC.

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It may not be new to some but definitely new to me. I was intrigued by this 12 shadows palette. It’s so funny  when I saw this at Walmart and it was like the only one left. It’s like the whole display was raided by people who has picked up this palette. So, I got my hands on the collection and I couldn’t wait to share with you the Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette.

Now, let’s have a look:

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The new fashionable NYC Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette (CAD$7.97) features 12 nude shades and allows you to channel Demi’s confidence all while showcasing your natural beauty. Your eyes will look naturally effortless with the Natural shades.

NYC has had a reputation to have hit-and-miss products through the years, even though the brand is responsible for some of my personal drugstore favorites.

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This is a full-fledged eyeshadow palette with twelve shades with matte, shimmer and satin finishes. The packaging is like the cheap, light weight design. No mirror in this of course. It comes with two sponge tip applicators in here. On the back it assigns each shade here, and number 1 to 12, and then it tells you how you pair the colors for different looks.

When you stick a brush in, it do kick up a little bit of powder but at the same time I find them easier to get the color to show up on your eyes.

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Here are an up-closed pictures on the 12 shadows in this palette. You’ll get 4 matte shadows with 8 lovely shimmery shades. I didn’t noticed any creasing or fall out actually. Just make sure to tap off your brush before applying to eyes since it can kicked off quite a bit of products.

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Their formula is on point, nothing like what I’ve seen from NYC in the past— smooth and easy to blend, and not to mention pigmented. Color that lasts gets an A in my book, everything else is just cherries on top.

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Pigmentation is surprisingly fantastic across the board. The formula was unlike anything I’ve tried previously from NYC as well— buttery and smooth, with only a little powder kick-up in the matte shades.

I find that the formula lends itself to super easy blending, and the shades all work so well together. Just to point it out, this palette gives you so much flexibility. So happy that even the lightest shade is visible to my light/medium skin toned. Yay!

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Honestly, you’re totally able to take a look from day to night, or even pull off no-makeup makeup look with the lighter shadows. On the other hand, you can use the deep shades to create the sultriest of dramatic looks.

I’m really liking the shimmery shadows especially number 2, 4, 6 & 7 and the 4 shades of matte are a tad powdery in my opinion.

Here is a quick summary of whether NYC Lovatics is a dupe or dud compared to Urban Decay Naked 1 palette.

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If you’ve been eavesdropping, you would probably heard the comparison between this palette with the original Naked Palette. Truth is they do look very similar, don’t you think?

I’m really impressed with some of the shades and formula here. To me at a glance, I think that it’s trying to be like the Urban Naked 1 original palette, just by looking the overall color palette skim and the pattern of shades.

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Top: NYC Lovatics Palette vs  Bottom: UD Naked 1 Palette

The Lovatics palette contains a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades, and the shimmers range from barely-there shimmer to a moderate amount of shimmer.

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Top row: NYC Lovatics by Demi / Bottowm row: UD Naked 1 Palette color swatches

I do think that they’ve a lot similar shades to Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette. The whole range are in the ball park of the Naked palette, but it’s not a dupe. For me a dupe means it has to be the exact same thing. I couldn’t really do that, but I can achieved a similar look when I wanted to mimic one eye to the other especially with the darker shadows.

The NYC palette is more chunky, flaky and powdery overall as compared to Naked palette which is buttery smooth and highly pigmented.

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Overall, I think I’m quite impressed with this palette by NYC. I see that NYC is really stepping up their game!

For about CAD$7.00, this palette is a new drugstore favorite of mine. If you already have the Naked palette, I’d say you could skip it, but if you’ve been on the hunt for an affordable alternative, this is the one. I’m honestly so impressed with the quality and that jaw-dropping price!

N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR Lovatics Collection by Demi Lovato is available in January 2016 at Target and Walmart.

Other Demi Lovato Spring Collection includes:-

  • N.Y.C. New York Color Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint (US$3.99)
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Lovatics by Demi Volume & Length Mascara (US$4.99)
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner (US$1.99)

Have you tried this palette from NYC already? Don’t forget to leave your comments below.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you again on the next one.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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