Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Vaseline Spray & Go Aloe Fresh Review

Have you ever heard a phrase that says something like 'The most expensive/valuable camera you can have is the one you actually have with you'? People usually say this to reference the convenience that cell phones have given us by allowing us to always have a camera on hand, since let's face it - people are rarely without their phones, which is more valuable than a high quality, bulky, expensive DSLR that stays at home.

Well.. this has nothing to do with cameras - but it does have a lot to do with convenience. I've been meaning to write this short post for a while, but haven't gotten around to doing it due to a lack of time.

The thing with moisturizers is that there are a ton of them. There's such a large variety of them, all with various benefits and distinguishing features among them. There are shelves dedicated to creams both at the drug store, and even at higher end shops such as Sephora.

People are always raving about Shea butter, or the most moisturizing cream - and so I tend to fall for it. I buy them, but after that they collect dust on the shelf. My biggest problem is that I never moisturize. It's one of those things that I know I should do, but I just forget to or don't feel inclined to do.

But this, spray has been a game changer. For some reason, when my eyes glance past it, they actually stop - and somehow I think 'wow, I should just pick up the spray, I should actually use it'. Normally I look right past my moisturizers but the sheer convenience of the spray is enough for me to change my habits. This is why I absolutely love it. Who knows, maybe if I start to develop the habit further I'll actually remember to moisturize with other creams that aren't spray on.

Anyways, I find this spray pretty moisturizing in addition to convenient. If you are someone who is trying to moisturize more, which is probably most people who is also experiencing this dry Winter weather, I highly recommend it!

It is kind of expensive, I mean it's listed around $7 on the Walmart website and in comparison to the pump that it usually comes in you are getting a lot less product. But even if it was cheaper and you get more product, it won't mean much if you're not using it right? Also just to let you know, after you spray it in you do need to rub it in a little bit (like spray on sun screen) but nevertheless it is still pretty fantastic. I also like the aloe scent, it is definitely not too strong - for anyone who does not like scented products.

Have you tried this or any of Vaseline's other products? What are your thoughts? Let me know!

Friday, 2 January 2015

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Sephora 2015 Birthday Gift!

I swear this is becoming an annual tradition. I mean it's only fair since I'm really one of the bloggers with such an early birthday I suppose. I realize that I'm probably alright really late on posting this since Sephora stores will actually give you the gift early ( I think it just has to be your birthday month/ or maybe it's a '30 day window'. They also give these out early to December babies when they run out of stock, I guess this is only a good thing if you had the same thing happen the year before or else you end up missing out.

Although they do post pictures on their website and on social media I figure people like to see product reviews and etc regardless because it's always more personal seeing someone else's photographs of the actual products right?

I have the cutest labrador retriever in the world. Don't mind the dog hair haha. I don't know if I mentioned it anywhere but I got a new phone about two months ago, so hopefully the photo quality has gone up! I've also been loaned a DSLR, it just isn't as convenient but maybe I'll play around with it and try to take some quality photos.
I swear the Sephora birthday gifts are just getting better! Years ago it was just a Vanilla scented body wash by Sephora, since then there's been Philosophy, fresh Sugar, and BenefitAs you can see here the latest addition is NARS which is pretty highly coveted at Sephora. This is a great gift, as the Red Lip has taken on popularity in the recent years. It's a great look when you have less going on with the eyes and need a pop of colour, but it is still a pretty daring look. It's bold and if you're going to rock it it better look good! Since it's a look that many may be nervous about trying, receiving free product is one of the best circumstances for giving it a go! 

Sephora 2015 Birthday Gift NARS Lip Pencils


 As you can see, the birthday gift comes with two lip crayons. One is a matte red, while the other is more pinkish and has shimmer.




I don't know why, but my phone's camera was absolutely refusing to focus on the crayon tip!



Excuse my horrendous nails. To be fair they were painted completely just the night before, it's ridiculous how quickly my nails chip and are ruined.


You can see how different the two crayons are here and can really see the glimmer that in the lighter shade. Two crayons with two very different effects! 

nars sephora birthday red lip crayon
Taken from a filtered photo, but as you can see it's definitely a bold look!


I tried on the red, and thought it looked pretty awesome! The only caveat is that you should probably line your lips in order to have a cleaner lip. Also if you don't want to go for a 'real' read look, if you just dab on the product across the middle of your lips and rub it out you can rock a slightly less daring red. 
I totally meant to post this on the very first (to go with my Birthday), but it got late earlier than I expected and officially it is the next day. Oh well. I know that a lot of people have already posted about their new gifts but I hope this help!

Also: I learned a 'secret tip' from a store associate the other day. I was telling her about how my friend forgets to get her birthday gift every single year - but apparently you can really claim it at any time of the year (they just don't want you getting more than once)!