Saturday, October 28, 2017

Essie Gel Couture Off Duty Style and Blush-Worthy Review & Swatches

Essie Gel Couture Off Duty Style and Blush Worthy Gel Couture Swatches and Review

I have been lucky enough to try out a few more Essie Gel Couture polishes thanks to my friends over at Nail Polish Canada.

Back in February, I wrote a full review on Essie Gel Couture (read it HERE). If you are not familiar with the Gel Couture line, it’s a manicure system with a range of beautiful polish shades and a special top coat that provides up to 14 days of wear without a UV lamp or base coat. It’s quick to apply since each coat only takes 60 seconds to dry and it’s easy to remove with a regular polish remover.

So far, I have swatched and reviewed Spool Me Over, a pretty peach colour, and Take Me To Thread, the perfect greyish-purple shade. Today, I am excited to share two new shades that are perfect for fall and winter.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Sothys Paris Detoxifying Anti-Free Radical Youth Serum

Sothys Paris Anti Free Radical Youth Serum Review 2

Today I have another serum from Sothys Paris to share with you.

If you are unfamiliar with Sothys, it is an avant-garde beauty expert that produces products sold exclusively in beauty institutes and spas. This highly specialized brand has an extraordinary commitment to research and innovation, which is shown through its innovative line of luxurious skin and body care.

The Detoxifying Anti-Free Radical Youth Serum* is unlike any skincare product I have tried so far as its focus is on visibly protecting the skin against free radicals and optimizing cell renewal. It’s ideal for those who smoke, live in cities, have dull complexions, or have tired skin from a lack of sleep. While I’m not a smoker, I live in a fairly polluted city and am definitely sleep deprived, so this product is something I need in my skincare routine.

Monday, October 9, 2017

May 2017 Julep Maven Customized Box

Julep Maven May 2017 Review

I know it’s a bit late to be reviewing a May 2017 subscription box, but a busy summer and an even busier start to fall kept me from sharing a few exciting spring/summer releases. Now that I’m on a consistent schedule, more posts are on their way.

Since 2014, I have been subscribed to Julep Maven, which is a monthly nail polish subscription service that also offers makeup and skincare products. The best part is that you have multiple options for your monthly box: receive it as is, customize it, or skip it. If you are interested in Julep, you can learn more or sign up HERE. Even if a monthly subscription is not your style, Julep also sells its products individually, and standard shipping is always free!

To keep my beauty collection under control, I often skip months until I come across a must-have product. In May, I opted in because one of the foot care products really sparked my interest. I decided to customize my box to receive this item and a couple unique polishes. Read on to see what I received and to find out why I’m saving these items for winter.