Beauty

    Review| Jealous Body Scrub

    #jealousbody
    #jealousscrub
    #idontgetjeakous
    #lovejealous

    Body scrubs happen to be the most intimate time in the shower for people. It allows us the time to explore our bodies and give our bodies the much needed TLC that we more often forget about. I love body scrubs, especially in the winter because I can scrub away any dead skin that I have to bring back that natural glow as well as it really helps in locking in moisture from the body creams that I use.

    Jealous Body Scrub a Canadian based company out in Vancouver contacted me to try their Jealous Body Scrub, an all natural Scrub made with Premium Robusta Coffee, Organic cold pressed Coconut Oil. Raw Brown Sugar, Sea Salt, Vitamin E and Minerals.

    Back to the benefits of the Jealous Body scrub. These particular benefits do more than your regular scrubs, it is tough enough to improve your skin’s imperfections from the Premium Robusta Coffee by stimulating more blood flow which helps in reducing the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, age spots, acne, varicose veins and psoriasis.
    The Raw Brown Sugar and Sea Salt help exfoliate the skin to rejuvenate the skins smoothness. As well the cold pressed Coconut oil Vitamin E and Minerals help hydrate, moisturize, protect and repair the skin; especially during the bitter winter season.

    Jealous Body Scrub

    When I used the scrub I made sure I showered first, after I took two scoops 2 TBSPs into my hand and rubbed it on my skin in circular motions. I left it on for about 10 mins while I washed my face in preparation for my night time routine. Once I was done that, I applied the #jealousscrub to my face and it was heaven. I don’t think I have ever exfoliated that good EVER! it was even better than using my Clarsonic Mia and an exfoliant of choice. After I washed my face and exfoliated my lips my face felt so plum and supple.

    Jealous Body Scrub

    Overall my final impression after using the #jealousscrub is MESSY!(in a good way) I love how my body felt after I used it. My skin literally had this jolt of energy and I felt revitalized; I especially love that they’re made with natural products because I don’t have to wonder what is in it. So ladies don’t get Jealous get your Scrub and join the Mess!

    *Products in this post were sent for review purposes 

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    Think Pink: Anti Bullying #pinkshirtday

    On the lips:
    Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Fiore & Urban decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Envious

    On February 25th it was Anti Bullying day, an issue that is very dear to my heart. Being bullied for the colour of my skin back in elementary was the hardest thing to go through. I experienced it from all angles, from fellow students right down to the various teachers that I came to rely on during the school day. Not only that, watching my oldest daughter being bullied in school for a number of years for being the new girl.
    Bullying is something that has become a norm in society one that every person is guilty of at some point. It can be as small as disagreeing with someones personal thoughts and beliefs and giving them a hard time about it. Or it can be as big as cyber bullying, which I see on a regular basis even in the Beauty Blogging community believe it or not.
    So on Wednesday the day was dedicated to raising awareness on bullying by wear the colour pink. Any shade of pink you have! Being the beauty junkie that I am I decided to wear a pink lip to show my support and to speak out against all types of bullying. mainly because bullying does so much damage beyond repair to people that it can lead to emotional and physical harm.
    Now the story behind wearing Pink on February 25th started in Nova Scotia where a boy was made fun of for wearing a pink shirt to school. So two boys decided to protest against this cruel act and started a protest by wearing pink shirts to school. The two boys went to a discount store and bought all the pink shirts they could and gave them out to other guys at school to join in the protest. That is where history began.

    What do you think of Pink Shirt Day? Have you ever been bullied? Let me know your story in the comments below! and don’t foget to click the check to get notification of my replies.

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    Mark. Cosmetics Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes

    Mark. Cosmetics Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes
    Available online at www.avon.ca
    $18.00 CAD

    Today’s weather was not as cold as it has been over the last month. Hopefully now that March is only days away Mother Nature has decided to treat us extra nice and bring in the spring flowers. With that being said where I think of spring I think of colours like Corals, Golds and soft pastels. Mark. Cosmetics believes just like I do that Coral is one of those colours you cant help but crush on during the spring season.
    The Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes is an all over face palette that is perfect for any skin tone. The shimmery shades of corals, golds and bronze mixed together give the skin a gorgeous all over glow where you will look like you just stepped off a plane coming from somewhere warm and Tropical. With the Touch & Glow Shimmer cubes you can also wear them individually to customize your own look.
    I really love how gorgeous this palette is, its multi functional as well where you can use it on the eyes and cheeks to give a monochromatics look without too much effort. The consistency itself feels amazing the colour payoff is not chalky either.

    What are some of the shades you like to wear during the spring? Let me know in the comments below.

    Here is just a quick makeup look using the Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes as a blush. Its very subtle but it still brings alot of colour to my face.

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    Review| AVEENO® FRESH ESSENTIALS® Daily Exfoliating Scrub,Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 & Night Cream

    AVEENO® FRESH ESSENTIALS® Daily Exfoliating Scrub,Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 & Night Cream
    AVEENO® FRESH ESSENTIALS® Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 $17.97 
    AVEENO® FRESH ESSENTIALS® Daily Exfoliating Scrub $9.98
    AVEENO® FRESH ESSENTIALS® Night Cream $17.97

    When I think of Aveeno it brings back an Nostalgic moment for me. I can remember being younger and seeing my younger sister come down with the Chicken Pox; in order to cope with the constant itching my mom would soak her in a Aveeno Oatmeal Bath. Just so she could get some sort of relief. When I was sent the Aveeno Fresh Essentials line all I could think of was if the Oatmeal bath gave such immediate gratification then this line would as well.
    The Aveeno Fresh Essentials line of skin care is to help aid in keeping your skin looking its best in the daytime and nigh time with active naturals Southern wood Aurone.
    The Southern wood plant contains natural combinations of sugars and polyphenols to provide the skin with active antioxidants that help the skin restore itself and its moisture so that our skin looks its best and its protected from all environmental stressors. More importantly the fresh essentials line is Non-Comedogenic, hypoallergenic and Oil free.

    I have been playing around with this line for a little while and I will say that I was completely surprised at how well the work for my skin. As of lately due to the winter weather and extreme cold I have noticed that I have to layer on the moisturizers in order for my skin to feel comfortable. As well I am allergic to SPF and being that the daily nourishing moisturizer has an SPF of 30 I didn’t experience any reaction, it didn’t feel heavy nor did it leave that nasty white cast that higher SPF products leave behind. The daily nourishing moisturizer was easy to blend into my skin the scent was very soft and not over powering and there was no stickiness left behind.

    “in a clinical study. 100% of Women who used the Fresh essentials line showed improvement in the look of their stressed skin, including dark under eyes, dry patches and dullness”

    The Daily exfoliating scrub is amazing. I love a good scrub and they are essential all year round but especially in the winter. WHY? because we have so much dead skin that gets left behind it starts to look really bad on the face really fast. The daily exfoliating scrub is a thick consistency which is what I love. It is enriched with natural luffa and coconut pulp that is soft enough to use everyday and rough enough to remove dirt and other impurities from deep within the pores. I loved how clean and fresh my face felt after washing but not dry and tight. The texture of my face was smoother and didn’t have that yucky winter dullness that I have started to see.

    Now hydration is super important but its critical this time of year. The hydrating night cream is absolutely amazing, its oil free therefore with the heaviness of a night cream I didn’t need to worry about it clogging my pores. I love it so much I really wanted to wear it in the daytime because its heavy enough to shield my face for this terror of a winter.

    Overall my impression of the Fresh Essential line is great the prices are not bad either given the fact that Aveeno is one of those brands that have been around for quite a number of years. What are your thoughts on this brand? If you had one item to choose to try what would it be? Let me know in the comments below.

    *press sample provided for this post

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    Press Release| M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM spokesperson Miley Cyrus shines in M∙A∙C Cosmetics on Oscar Sunday

    This past Sunday Miley Cyrus, the new spokes person for MAC Viva glam attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards after party with the most beautiful makeup look that I wanted to share with you. Its been really cold these days and I thought why not share a look that looks more like spring time. Miley’s makeup artist Pati Dubroff went with a look that was inspired by glitter shine and neon to complement her Schiaparelli outfit.

    To complete the look Pati used a few simple steps to create a breath taking makeup look that I can’t wait to try out!

    The eye has a sweep of M∙A∙C Cosmetics Glitter in Gold at the lash line for added affect. We coated the lashes with M∙A∙C Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash mascara. The lip is pure Miley! We used M∙A∙C Cosmetics Lasting Sensation lip pencil, along with lipsticks in Neon Orange, Morange and topped with Lip mix in Orange.” 

    Products used: 

    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Glitter in Gold, $25.00 CDN 
    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash, $26.00 CDN 
    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Lasting Sensation, $19.00 CDN 
    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Lipstick in Neon Orange, $19.00 CDN 
    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Lipstick in Morange, $19.00 CDN 
    M∙A∙C Cosmetics Lipmix in Orange, $18.00 CDN

    M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM spokesperson Miley Cyrus
    Photo Credit: Getty Images press release by MAC Cosmetics
    M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM spokesperson Miley Cyrus
    Photo Credit: Getty Images provided for press release by MAC Cosmetics
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    The Body Shop: Smoky Poppy Body Care Collection

    Smoky Poppy Body Care Collection

    Well now that Valentines is out of the way that doesn’t mean we have to stop with the luxury’s of feeling sexy. I wanted to share with you some items from the Body Shop that are limited edition but may still be available while quantities last.

    The Body Shop launched their Smoky Poppy Body Care Collection.  A collection where the senses leave us feeling sensual and sexy. Made with real hand picked poppy flowers from Turkey, the Smoky Poppy Body Care collection is one of the Body shops most seductive ranges of body care items. The few items that I have been using I have been loving. The scent is more of a unisex scent where both men and women can both enjoy using the Smoky Poppy collection.


    My skin felt really soft after using the scrub and shower gel. The body butter was thick enough that it locked moisture in without feeling heavy and greasy on my skin. With the Eau De Toilette spray it helped with extending the scent of the line on my skin without smelling too strong.

    Smoky Poppy Eau De Toilette: A captivating blend of sultry spices florals and woody notes
    Smoky Poppy Shower gel: Rich black and seductive for total body bliss
    Smoky Poppy Body Butter: The ultimate bliss in hydration
    Smoky Poppy Body Scrub: Filled with Poppy seeds for the ultimate exfoliating experience.

    Smoky Poppy Body Care Collection

     The Body Care collection can be found at The Body Shop while supplies last. The set that I was sent is actually sold for $50.00 which I think is pretty amazing because you are getting full sized items, plus a poppy sponge to shower with.

    *press sample provided for this post