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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NYX @ SHOPPERS DRUG MART



Makeup loving Canadians rejoice, Shoppers Drug Mart now carries NYX Cosmetics! Word on the street ( well word on Reddit but, same difference) is that NYX replaced Almay in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada. While I don't know if this rumour is true, I am really excited to see NYX a brand that caters to all skin tones in Shoppers Drug Mart stores. No offence to Almay but, they never carried many shades for us chocolate girls and when a brand does that I just can't get behind them. If you see a NYX display in your local Shoppers Drug Mart be sure to try the Butter Glosses, the Lip Suede's, and pray that Shopper will soon carry the Lip Lingerie's.  

p.s. NYX Canada also has free a standing store  on Queen St. in Toronto 


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Monday, March 28, 2016

SKIN CARE BENEFITS OF CHARCOAL AND CLAY

Benefits of Charcoal and Clay Skincare

A while ago I did a blog post on Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, and I wont lie the desire to do so was solely based on all the hype surrounding it. After trying the mask I gave it a not great review, based on the fact that after using it once my skin broke out, and honey i was expecting miracles and baby bottom skin the way people were talking about this mask. Recently I noticed that people were still raving about Charcoal and Clay on the skin, they were so convincing I decided to purchase another mask!! However this time I thought I'd do some research before I take the plunge! Here are the benefits of Clay and Charcoal according to LIVESTRONG.

CHARCOAL


      *Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. 
[FULL ARTICLE]


CLAY   

   *When mixed with water and applied to the skin's surface, its molecules become charged and draw out toxins from beneath the skin.
[FULL ARTICLE]

It's Important to note that both Charcoal and Clay may cause break outs, a sign that all that gross stuff is being drawn out of the skin, before you see results.







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Friday, March 4, 2016

TREND ALERT- COLOUR CORRECTING



The trend that Bloggers and YouTubers have been praising for what seems like more then a year, has finally made it to the Sephora homepage. Hold on to your makeup brushes ladies because colour correcting is about to take the makeup world by storm, according to Sephora. Mind you, like I said before bloggers and YouTubers have been colour correcting loooong before Sephora and major brands gave it their stamp of approval. It will be interesting to see where this trend goes ! 

QUICK COLOUR CORRECTING BREAK DOWN

RED / ORANGE - Darkspots
GREEN- Redness
PURPLE- Dullness

*based on my skin tone.
*see Sephora Colour Correcting page for more info.



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