I'm a recent university graduate in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC with a love of all things beauty and fashion! I live a pretty active life--I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, and just enjoying the outdoors. I also enjoy the world of art; painting, drawing, writing, and just appreciating art! Life is beautiful and I'm here to enjoy it.
I received this conditioner complimentary from Influenster. I will start off with the scent which I really like. Just like the shampoo, it has a refreshing floral scent with a tiny hint of ginger which is really quite lovely and the scent lasts literally all day but isn't overpowering. This conditioner claims to refresh your hair, which is good if you use a lot of product in your hair and just want something light to leave your hair smooth and soft. I think this conditioner definitely does just that--it is a light weight conditioner that definitely leaves my hair feeling light and soft. It has silicones in it but the dimethicone is lower down in the ingredients list than on other conditioners I've used so it doesn't feel super silicone-y or like my hair is being weighed down at all, which I like. Overall a nice conditioner that works well with its paired shampoo. I would recommend this to people with fine hair who want a light and soft conditioner.
I received this shampoo complimentary from Influenster. I'll start off with the scent, which I do really like. It is refreshing and softly floral, with just a tiny hint of fresh ginger. This shampoo claims to be colour safe, which I believe only applies to permanent colour, as my semi-permanent purple hair dye definitely got a bit washed out using this shampoo, likely due to the SLS in the shampoo. This shampoo also claims to refresh your hair; I believe this is in reference to the micellar water that is in this shampoo which is meant to clean away buildup from other hair products. I found this shampoo definitely lived up to this claim--my hair and scalp felt super clean and light and didn't feel like there was any product buildup left over. It also lathered really nicely, I didn't require a ton of product. The last thing I noticed was that this shampoo does a fairly nice job of tackling dry/flaky scalp issues which I think is thanks to the ginger; my hair doesn't feel at all itchy after use. Overall I would recommend this to people with fine hair, to use to clean product buildup, and not if your hair is coloured with semi-permanent dye.
Absolutely amazing hand cream. I keep a small tube of it in my purse and leave a big tube at home on my desk. Definitely one of the best hand creams ever for super dry, cracked skin due to winter weather. It sinks into the skin and doesn't leave that slippery feeling. Highly recommend!
A simple daily shampoo that work good if your hair is a bit dry. It works well, smells nice, and you can buy a giant bottle of it at costco. It doesn't do anything special though, so if you need extra hair care I'd go for something else. Just as a simple shampoo, this works great.
I frequently style my hair using my hair straightener so I'm exposing my hair to heat damage pretty often, so I need a product that will protect my hair from said damage and I thought this may be a good choice. Unfortunately this product doesn't work that great for me--so much so that I usually just skip it because I dislike it that much! It feels like I'm just coating my hair in hairspray and it makes it pretty difficult to style, and I really try not to use too much! It makes my hair hard and crunchy like it's full of hairspray which really isn't a good look. It also leaves a film over everything it touches--hair, neck, face, bathroom counter, even the floor. Too much of a hassle, would not recommend.
Okay, first off, LOVE the way this smells. It's like perfume for my hair. In terms of its function as a spray to create beachy waves, it is excellent. I have wavy hair already, and I like this spray because it gives my hair a little extra wave that stays in place, and volume if I spray it at the roots (and makes it smell amazing). It's super effortless which is great for me because the lazier I can be with my hair, the better.
This is definitely a decent setting spray and I found that it kept my makeup in place however between this setting spray and the NYX Dewy setting spray I couldn't detect much of a difference! I would recommend them as a good setting spray however I probably won't be repurchasing this one in particular because there are other brands I like better!
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this BB cream. The texture is very light, the coverage is low but even and it leaves a soft, natural finish that looks like skin. It also comes in a huge tube with lots of product. The only downside of this product is the smell--it has an incredibly strong "makeup remover wipe" scent that lasts for a really long time after application and actually made my eyes water. People with sensitivities to smell will not be able to stand this, guaranteed.
This is really such a cool product because it combines redness reducing skincare elements with a slight amount of tint to even out skintone. This does an incredible job at reducing redness and soothing sensitive skin, I can see results almost immediately. It is also very easy to apply and blends in with my skin to look very natural. I only wish it lasted a little longer as it fades a bit easily around my mouth and chin.
I recently made the leap back into bright, colourful hair, and wanted a semi-permanent colour that I could use to refresh my look every so often. I picked up two jars of Unicorn Hair at Winners (and they were cheaper than buying them online, woo!); I got the colours Bunny and Pony. Bunny is a bubblegum pink tint, while Pony is a bright purple full coverage colour. Bunny was effective at refreshing my pink hair colour, and despite just being a tint, it didn't fade quickly or anything. I now have Pony in my hair, and omg it sure it VIBRANT! I love it. Tip for those applying these bright colours at home: you really gotta GLOB that colour on for it to have that true-to-colour look you want. And get someone trustworthy to help you with the back of your head. My bright purple hair is holding up so far, and I'm excited to try even more colours from this line!