Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rockin' Red

After the month of April, I'm officially unsubscribed from Ipsy. I loved the subscription and the quality of the products, but I have way too many unused products now. This last one, my March Glam Bag, was amazing. I've rocked the NYX cream lip stick a couple times and I always get compliments.
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I've also used the hair volumizer (the purple bottle) a couple times, but I haven't noticed a big enough change it buy it or elaborate anymore on it. The nail file will come in handy as I've been noticing myself biting my nails too much :( Stress will do that to you.
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The first picture was from St. Patrick's Day, and my glam bag arrived the evening before. Perfect timing! I had also recently dyed my hair red (looks pretty brown in the pictures), and the red lip stick compliments it pretty well. It looked great with the green scarf and cardigan too ;) The lip stick lasts all day, with only a few minor touch ups after eating. I've never been taught how to apply it properly so that it doesn't fade so much near the middle, but I'll learn eventually.
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I'll have one last review of an Ipsy bag in the next week or so. My April glam bag is expected to arrive on Thursday or Friday of this week!

My younger sister took the plunge and subscribed. I can't wait to see what she gets in her first bag and how she uses everything! The price really isn't bad at all. Where I live in Canada, including shipping, only $20 is taken out of my account. I want to stress that I'm not stopping because of my experience. I'm stopping because I just have too many wonderful products to use up before I continue spending money every month on more. 

Have you received an Ipsy bag? What was your experience and/or favourite product from a bag?

xo. Nicole

*I am no way affiliated with Ipsy. I am simply sharing a product I love.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Charming Review

I finally broke down and purchased a Charmed Aroma candle. I know all about the reviews and iffy-ness of the ring quality, but I still gave in. My finger hasn't turned green yet, but I also don't wear the ring everyday.
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It took a couple hours in the evening and a couple hours the next morning or burning to reveal the tip of the wax. Mine was right behind the label, against the edge. I should have waited longer to take it out, but I was excited! As a result, I ripped the tin foil and plastic wrap, getting wax all over the ring.
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This scent is actually super nice! It's a vanilla-y, toned down, citrus and it's quite pleasant. I wasn't sure what to expect from it. The candle doesn't last very long (at least I think so), as I've burnt it for a couple hours at a time and it's already just about done. 
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I hope the picture above isn't too grainy for you! My ring is valued at $40, but it's actually missing most of the mini (guessing fake) diamonds. It's mostly cut to make it look shiny and full of diamonds, haha! The price isn't too terrible, though it is a little high. I'm determined to get one of each scent over the next couple months!

Have you ever received a Charmed Aroma candle? What was our experience?

xo. Nicole

*I am no way affiliated with Charmed Aroma. This was just a review of my experience.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Extraordinary Oil #hairexpertise!

I recently got chosen by Influenster to sample and review L'Oreal Paris' new line of hair products! I got the email to take a survey, then the email that told me I finally qualified for a VoxBox. It had certainly been a while since I qualified, as I've been pretty quiet on social media, except for Instagram. Still, definitely not as much as I used to.
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I guess they figured that I qualified for the Extraordinary Oil line of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. I remember ticking the box that I was concerned about how dry my hair was, but I realized my hair wasn't as dry as I thought. The smell was actually really good and even my husband told me that my hair smelled good. 
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I used the shampoo and conditioner a couple times, but I found my hair getting too oily, too fast, I can usually for 3 days without washing my hair, but with this product, I had to wash every other day. I definitely saw some improvement in the feel and look of my hair, especially the ends, after the first wash, but it was too much on my roots. The product didn't turn my hair red, that was my doing! I was totally ready for a change, and I jumped on the chance when I found a box of red hair dye in our basement. 

I ended up giving my free products to a friend at work, and I hope it works well on her hair. I wouldn't buy this Extraordinary Oil line again, but I would try out some of their other types if they were on sale. 

Do you have a favourite hair product?


xo. Nicole

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