Aveeno // Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
[[ This amazing moisturizing formula is clinically shown to improve the look of tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots – for naturally radiant skin. — 120ml/$22.99 ]]
Likes: moisturizing without being overly rich, has SPF even though it could be higher for the face.
Dislikes: wish it was a bit more liquidy.
Elizabeth Grant // Skin Care Shower Gel
[[ Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gels are delightful fragrant cleansing gels, which foam as you clean. Capturing the true essence of grace, style and individuality in every person. — 240ml/$20.00 ]]
Smelling the gel out of the bottle the scent seems quite strong which I like in bath products. I like smelling the scent while lathering on the skin during my shower and then having a light smell linger on the skin afterwards. Oddly enough, I don’t smell of the scent on my skin after my shower. Was a bit disappointed in that. I also noticed the formula is a bit on the liquidy side. It doesn’t provide much of a lather. With that said, I have read that foamy products have more harmful chemicals so I guess it’s a good thing. I just like my gels more soapy haha ::nervous::.
Likes: pleasant smell, doesn’t dry out my skin.
Dislikes: doesn’t leave much of a scent on body afterwards, not foamy enough for me.
Wella // Brilliance Conditioner (Fine to Normal)
[[ This lightweight Brilliance conditioner moisturizes coloured hair, leaving even fine hair full of vibrant shine and free-flowing movement. With diamond dust! — 250ml/$13.99 ]]
Dislikes: Formula doesn’t help my hair at all. No difference compared to some drugstore brands.
Wella // Brilliance Treatment (Fine to Normal)
[[ Brilliance Treatment with triple-blend technology blends three lightweight polymers to instantly restore hair’s vibrancy, … and you guess it: With diamond dust! — 150ml/$13.99 ]]
Likes: Hair feels really soft after using the treatment.
Dislikes: Doesn’t seem to be a long-term effect.
Marcelle // Xtension Plus Mascara
[[ NEW! Give your lashes extra length and curl with Marcelle XTension Plus Mascara. Define and separate lashes while minimizing clumps and create maximum lengthening potential for a lash-extension look without adding extensions. — 9ml/$12.50 ]]
The Xtension mascara comes with a plastic comb that has a bunch of bristles. Just looking at the brush I would assume it would do some crazy lengthening with my lashes. Using it, however, was a different story. I curled my lashes with my Shiseido lash curler and then applied this on. It definitely looked very natural because there wasn’t any clumping. It didn’t do any lengthening though! Any lengthening was minimal and the odd thing was I felt like it was either weighing my lashes down or undoing whatever curl my curler had done!
On a side note, I always use waterproof mascara because when I don’t I get panda eyes. This one isn’t waterproof so I wouldn’t keep it for myself anyway even if it worked wonders for my lashes ::>_o::. It’s very easy to take off with water though in case anyone is wondering.
Marcelle // BB Cream Beauty Balm
[[ NEW! Marcelle BB Cream: Try the 1st BB Cream formulated especially for Canadian women! Your 8-in-1 skin enhancer does it all for you, instantly! Offered in 2 shades with self-adjusting pigments to suit all ages and skin types. — 45ml/$22.95 ]]
It provides a bit of coverage for the face – not as little as some tinted moisturizers but enough for people that don’t need too much coverage. I think it lasts a fair amount of time too. I would need to blot after a couple of hours but I’m not at the oil slick phase though! I’m pretty impressed.
Likes: Not heavy – pretty lightweight, a fair amount of coverage, adjusts to skin tone, decent oil control.