Friday, 31 July 2015

First Impressions: Sephora Lotus Eye Mask

Hello loves! I received this Sephora Lotus Eye Mask as a gift for my birthday. I've never tried an eye mask before, and I've also never tried a fabric mask so I was really excited to give this a go!
This eye mask was super easy to use: all you have to do is remove a plastic film which keeps the masks from sticking together and then apply them directly to your skin. The fabric bends to fit your under-eye area perfectly. I left the mask on for 15 minutes as per the instructions. This product didn't really have a scent. After 15 minutes, I peeled the mask off and lightly dabbed the extra product into my skin. My skin absorbed it quickly and was left feeling refreshed.
This is my skin right after removing the mask and dabbing the extra product in. 

So what did I think overall about this eye mask? It felt refreshing and smoothing while it was on, but also felt a tiny bit strange since it was my first time using a fabric type of mask and it was so close to my eye. I used this mask at night and my skin felt super smooth and hydrated the following morning. Overall I really liked it and would probably buy it to use again! It's a nice little pampering treat.

Have you used eye masks before? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow 7-in-1 Glow Body Lotion Review

Hello lovely readers! I'm a big fan of the Jergens Natural Glow gradual tanning lotion, so when I saw Avon had released a gradual tanning lotion his year I decided to give it a try! I'm rarely disappointed with Avon products, and the Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow 7-in-1 Glow Body Lotion (what a mouthful!) is a winner for me!
 
This product is available in two shades: a lighter shade for fair skin tones, and a darker shade for medium skin tones. I obviously bought the fair shade because I'm super pasty! This lotion claims to give you seven benefits: hydration, softness, even skin tone, enhanced radiance, firmer skin, improve skin's overall appearance, and, of course, give your skin a sun-kissed glow. I use this product mainly on my legs, because I don't want them to look pasty white during the summer and I'm not a fan of getting a real tan (skin-cancer and wrinkles, no thanks!). The overall look of my legs is definetely better thanks to this lotion. My skin has a subtle glow to it and the tone is a bit more even. Unlike the Jergens lotion which smells a bit coconut-y, this lotion smells like orange, green tea and vanilla, and also has a very small amount of shimmer.
This quick picture was taken after using the lotion for three days in a row. My legs aren't super tanned but do have a slight glow (they actually look darker inside than in natural light!). My feet are patchy but naturally tanned.

Are you a fan of gradual tanning lotions? Thanks for reading! xo

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

NYX Butter Lip Balm Review

Hi loves! I received this NYX Butter lip balm in an Ipsy bag a few months ago. I was happy to receive it as I've heard great things about the NYX Butter lipsticks.
 
NYX Butter lip balm in shade "05 Marshmallow"

 
This lip balm is creamy, smooth, and smells deliciously fruity. I love how uniform the packaging is. I'm a big fan of the whole tube being the same color as the product itself.  It gives my lips a slight wash of color, which is perfect for girls like myself who aren't big lipstick fans!

Have you tried any of NYX's Butter products? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Book Review: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon takes Hollywood! Becky's husband, Luke, has a short contract in LA, so the Brandon family relocates to the big city for a few months. When Becky can't find a job in any of LA's fancy boutiques, she decides to launch herself as a celebrity stylist! She already has experience as a personal shopper from her past job at Barney's, and let's face it: Becky is born to shop. Now all she needs to do is meet some celebrities. Luke is working as an adviser for Sage Seymour, a glamorous movie-star. If only Luke would introduce Becky to Sage!!

After catching Lois Kellerton, another A-list movie star, shoplifting, Becky is shocked but promises not to repeat the incident to anyone. Will this secret be the key to Becky's 15 minutes of fame? Becky will soon learn that being famous isn't as magical as she once thought. If you're already a fan of the Shopaholic series, you won't be disappointed by this book. Becky Brandon is as funny and witty as ever!

What books have you been loving lately? Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hello, July

July is such a carefree time of year. Summer seems endless, and fall seems so far away. I want to soak up as much sun as possible, and enjoy every moment of warmth and fun! I wish the same to all of you! Also, Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers!! Here are a few pics from June :)
Silly selfies with bae ♥
 
Relaxing evenings in the backyard :) 
Hanging out with my sister! :) 
 
Went for a nature walk by the river :) 
Attempted selfie with my cat. She's not impressed.

Thanks for stopping by! xo