Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Make Up For Ever HD Ultra Pressed Powder Review

Let's start with a disclaimer: I received my full-size sample of Make Up For Ever HD Ultra Pressed Powder for free from the company. But despite that, I'm not going to give a flattering review to this item simply because I got it for free.

No, I'm going to give this product a great review because it's an excellent product that works. According to MUFE, this item is "...a finishing powder that gives a light matte effect and a smooth luminous finish." It "...combines synthetic mica, silicone powders and silica to instantly blur fine lines, pores and imperfections for a beautifully smooth complexion." And while it was designed " look invisible on 4K camera..." it also it supposed to look invisible to "...the naked eye."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My May 2017 Topbox

Despite getting this month's Topbox early, I'm only writing this post now because I've been busy writing for money (though not about beauty). Once the two articles I've been working on are live, I'll be sure to post them here.

I received my May box early because I requested and received a Privé box. Privé boxes are an option offered to Topbox subscribers that lets us request a specific box that contains pre-determined items from one brand. I usually just ask to be sent a regular Topbox because I like receiving a variety of products. But this month one of the offered Privé boxes was three full-sized packages of MaskerAide Spotted Anti-Blemish Clear Spot Patches. Since I love this product and since it's kind of a pain to buy, I happily requested it.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner Review

I received my full-size jar of John Frieda's Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner as a freebie from... Shoppers Drug Mart maybe? I can't remember; it showed up at my house a couple months ago but I only cracked it open just before Easter.

John Frieda describes this product " an intense weekly treatment..." that will "visibly repair and fortify dry, heat-damaged, frizzy hair and help protect against breakage." Using "our Amino Repair Complex" it "...leaves hair moisturised, silky, and shiny."

Friday, April 21, 2017

My April 2017 Topbox

I usually receive my Topbox on the same day as the sneak peek email but because of the Easter long weekend this month the email appeared days before my packaged arrived. I was thrilled to see the first item listed in the email, the Cake product, as it's one I've been wanting to try. But then as I kept reading I felt disappointed; two of the items were things I'd previously received and the fourth was a lip liner.

So when my box showed up on Tuesday, I wasn't feeling too excited about it. But it turned out that Topbox had a couple of nice little surprises for me. Here's what I received:

Monday, April 17, 2017

It's Sephora Discount Time!

It's that magical time of year again: When Sephora offers its members 10-15 per cent off the whole store.

First up are Rouge members. Being a big spender at Sephora (Rouge members must spend $1000 a year to get this title) gets you 15 per cent off all in-store and online purchases made between April 18 and April 24. Rouge members also can extend their discount to a friend if they bring that friend in to shop with them tomorrow (April 18) and get, while quantities last, a sample-filled tote bag. To take advantage of the 15 per cent off online, Rouge members need to enter ROUGESPRING in as the discount code.