New Releases – Spring Makeup & Skincare

Ah spring! The snow is melting, the days are getting warmer, and…a flood of new beauty releases! I like adjusting my makeup and skincare regime to suit the changing weather, as I tend to veer away from heavier skincare and makeup. I’ve got a few fresh new Spring products to share with you today- both skincare and makeup! Let’s take a look 😀

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The Ordinary | “Buffet”, Advanced Retinol, and Caffeine Solution 5% Review

Hiya lovelies!

I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon (again) and picked up some items from The Ordinary by DECIEM. And I did it for all the right reasons – the low-cost, science-backed brand swept across the blogosphere and earned raving reviews from skincare afficionados. I bought three items –Buffet,”Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, and Advanced Retinol 2%. Keep reading to find out my thoughts!

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Pixi By Petra Beauty Launch

Hello lovelies! I have a very exciting event recap for you today. Pixi was a brand that flitted through the Canadian market in the blink of an eye on the wings of now-gone Target stores. However, I come bearing good news for us Canadian gals – Pixi is back and here to stay at Shoppers Drug Mart! A few weeks ago Emily and I were fortunate enough to attend the Toronto launch of Pixi by Petra. Keep reading for a rundown of Pixi goodness (spoiler alert: I love everything!)

Emily and I took a train downtown and Ubered our way to the launch, through the craziest sleet/freezing rain/ wind storm we’ve had this season! However when we got inside, we were greeted with a table filled with Pixi goodness! Everything from skincare, facial mists, lipsticks, contour palettes, and base products.

The Canadian range is missing a few influencer collaborations (such as the coveted Pixi x Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse,) but I hope they will make their way over soon!

We were led to the table and tried out the products while Pixi global spokesperson Amanda Bell showed us her favourites. I have a few items to show you today!

Pixi SkinTreats and Skincare Line

You guys know I absolutely love skincare! It’s probably my favourite element of my beauty routine. After all, a clean base leads to smoother makeup application!

I was so excited to try out their skincare range because I often hear British youtubers like Anna and Lily raving about certain products.

The Pixi Peel & Polish is an intense exfoliator – “resurfacing concentrate” with natural fruit enzymes. The lactic acid gently exfoliates, cellulose peels & sugar extracts polishes, lifting away dullness revealing brighter skin. The exfoliating particles are fine but intense, and you can really feel it scrubbing all the dead skin cells away! It doesn’t feel abrasive and does a great job. I use this every 3 days.

I love sleep masks – the Laneige Sleeping Mask was my holy grail. I recently just ran out, to which ~ praise the skincare gods~ the Pixi Nourishing Sleeping Mask came into my life. It has a slightly creamier texture than the Laneige mask, and comes in a handy squeeze tube.

The formula is rich in fruit & flower oils to soothe, arginine to strengthen, and hyaluronic acid to plump! It has a lovely floral scent that I can’t get enough of.

I’ve never really used eye treatments before, but I was intrigued when I saw the Pixi 24K Eye Elixir. It contains collagens and peptides to decrease the look of fine lines under the eyes. I store it in the fridge and I love the cooling sensation on the skin!

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The Cult Product


The Pixi Glow Tonic is a cult skincare product that I’ve heard bloggers raving about for ages. It’s a soothing toner that contains 5% glycolic acid,which exfoliates, brightens and smoothes skin. It has the most gorgeous scent – a cross betweet floral, ginseng, and aloe vera! I apply a small amount to a cotton pad and swipe it all over my face. It feels so soothing, and I love applying it immediately after cleansing.

Did somebody say…facial mist?


I LOVE FACIAL MISTS. You could say I’m an addict now. They feel so refreshing and soothing on the skin, and I’ve made it my mission to try as many as possible. The Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist has a gorgeous floral scent! The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavendar, and arginine. The spray isn’t quite as fine as I’m used to, but does the job nonetheless!

 

The Holy Book of Contour


The Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator caught my eye with its 6 gorgeous shades! My favourites are the highlighting shades, the sparkly light pink blush, and the lightest contour shade.

The blush is such a beautiful shade, and the middle highlighting hue is perfect for setting my concealer. I haven’t really touched the middle or darker contouring shades, but I’ll likely be using them as eyeshadows.

Overall, this is a very handy travel kit!

Time To Prime


Finally, the last two makeup items: Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer. It lasts forever, you only need to use a dab of it on each side of your face and it leaves it looking flawless with a glow. The primer offers a light wash of colour with a slight peachy pink undertone, but you can definitely sheer it out and layer your foundation over top. It evens out the complexion and allows me to apply less foundation, as well as prolonging my  makeup to last all day!


This pencil was the perfect consistency.


I never really use eyeliner pencils anymore – you guys know I’m all about those liquid liners! I was happily surprised when I swatched the Pixi Silky Eye Pen though, because it was so smooth and glided effortlessly across the skin. It was soft, but not too soft if you catch my drift. I find that sometimes some pencils break easily at the tip, but this pencil was the perfect consistency.


What do you guys think?


I’m absolutely in love with Pixi and I’m so glad it’s available once again for us Canadian gals – you can find the brand at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. I really want to try out their mud masks and cleaners, as well as their hydrating milky mist! Ooh, and their rose products, the scent is absolutely divine.

Be sure to snap them up when you see them because the Pixi displays often sell out!

Have you tried this brand before? Do you have a favourite Pixi product? Are there any products you’d like to try out?

*This post features press samples. A big thank you to the Pixi team for inviting me to this event! 

The Face Shop – The Solution Sheet Mask | Review

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The Solution Sheet Mask by The Face Shop

As you all know, The Face Shop is one of my absolute favourite skincare brands, it really transformed my skin from dry to normal, and got rid of my annoying dry patches! I previously hauled quite a few face masks and skincare products, and have since burned through almost all of them. Today, I’ll be sharing The Face Shop – The Solution Sheet Mask. I only recently noticed these on the shelve so I think these are a new addition to their current sheet mask range! Each mask focuses on a certain vitamin or chemical that performs well with the skin. Keep reading to find out more!

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Ride the #NoShaveWave with Silk’n Flash&Go | Demo & Review!

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Legs For Days, Darling. Introducing the Silk’n Flash&Go!

My legs are one of my favourite features – I’m quite tall and have very long legs, and I love showing them off! Especially during the summer time – shorts, skirts, dresses… love love love! What’s on the menu? Legs What I hate though, is shaving. I’m not the biggest fan of body hair, and I’ve tried most types of hair removal. Waxes, razors, shaving creams… you name it, I’ve probably tried it. The trouble with these types of hair removal is that you’ll be smooth for a few weeks, but the hair will eventually grow back. Worst of all is that it gets super messy! I’ve been curious about laser hair removal for a while now – the convenience of being smooth without painful cuts or ingrown hair bumps? Sign me up! But it can be quite expensive – I’ve seen laser treatments priced from $1000 and up, depending on the amount of hair and where on the body you’d like to zap! When Silk’n reached out to me about their new Flash&Go Express Compact Hair Removal Device, I was immediately intrigued! I have always wanted to try out light-based hair removal (which I will explain a bit more later on!) I tested out the device for two weeks (two treatments), and today I’ll be showing you a mini demo and review

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