Another season passed and another Farleyco Beauty Box arrives at my doorstep and this time it's all about Spring! Farleyco represents some of the biggest beauty brands (Real Technique, EcoTools, Colab, etc) all across Canada and I have discovered so many amazing products through them.
After a month and a half, the excitement/high of finally landing a full-time job has finally diminished. Don't get me wrong, I love working in admin again, I couldn't be happier with the work schedule but wow, the work scope is definitely another level. I love how much I am learning and how there is never a dull moment but I swear I hear the phone ringing in my nightmare.
I am a little stressed out but it's such a small price to pay when I have been having some of the best weekends with family without being called into work. Life is normal.
The downside of working full time is I've gotten so lazy with my skincare routine. I don't want to spend 45 minutes with my skincare after work and I have resorted to finding, reaching and using any product that delivers the results without gimmicks.
Beauty box subscriptions have always been one of my biggest weakness. I adore the fact that I have discovered so many new brands and products through them. Of course, my experience has not all been a bed of roses, there were many misses and waste of money.
Does that deter me? Nope, I still love them maybe more now than ever. My newest discovery and obsession? Meet Cohorted, the UK based luxury beauty box subscription that offers worldwide delivery.
April box is a collaboration of Cohorted x Figs & Rouge, a cult favourite UK based cruelty-free and vegan brand. The brand pride itself with luxury-grade and ethically sourced vegan based raw materials. The products are also formulated and made in the UK. This box contains the newly launched Morning Revival Collection featuring 6 products.
Hair has always been one of the trickiest subject matter for me to write and discuss on here as everyone has different types of hair and needs. Most people have more specific needs and challenges than me as my hair is completely untreated.
My hair concerns are pretty lame in comparison to others; lack of volume and me being lazy and not wanting to wash my hair every day anymore. Yes, I used to wash my hair every single day because I couldn't stand the smell of food in my hair (I cook almost every day) and I love the feeling of freshly washed hair but over time my scalp began to suffer.
My eyebrows have been the bane of my life ever since I could remember. I struggled to fill them in as they are sparse as hell and combined with my drawing skills of a two-year-old, they usually look wonky AF. It doesn't end there, of course, I went from thin brows to too thick to too dark and scary and I could never quite get the right shade for my skin tone and my natural hair colour. The shades are either too warm, too light, too ashy and God forbid I make the same mistake again but I even when through a phase of using shades that were too reddish for me.
Did I notice my mistakes then? Of course not but I see them now when I look back at my old pictures. What the flying **** was I thinking?!
Benefit Cosmetics is world famous for its eyebrow products so much that it has its own Brow Bar. Not going to lie, I have had more misses than hits with their eyebrow products and have pretty much given up on them until recently. They launched 4 new shades; 2.5 Neutral Blonde, 2.75 Warm Auburn, 3.75 Warm Medium Brown and Cool Grey to join their existing 8 shades.
Have you ever discovered something that is so wonderful that you are reluctant to share it with the world because you're afraid it might get discontinued, reformulated or even worse, the price gets jacked up? Well, this is how I feel about Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2*.
This is heaven in a jar and gosh, I wish I don't love it as much as I do because of; 1.) the price almost gave Mr Platt a stroke 2.) it seems to be always out of stock.
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2* is a lipid restoring moisturizer and aims to improve signs of ageing.
Happy Monday lovelies and I am back with a new makeup post today. I mentioned a few posts back that I plan to revisit drugstore beauty brands this year and so far, I've been enjoying a few new discoveries. The star of today's post is Hard Candy, a fun, colourful and trendy brand and if you follow me on Instagram then you will know I am head over heels in love with a few of their products.
THEFACESHOP is a popular Korean beauty brand that has been around since 2003 and its products have made multiple appearances on here. I do have a love-hate relationship with their makeup and I personally find their sheet masks to be hit and miss too. Personally, I find their stronghold is with skincare and today I'll be sharing my thoughts on a few products from one of their best sellers, Dr. Belmeur line.
For those of you who are not familiar, Dr. Belmeur range is created with plant-based ingredients and concentrates on repairing, enhancing and strengthening the skin barrier while enhancing skin elasticity. They pride themselves for creating gentle skincare that helps nurture and improve skin's overall health.
Another day and I am back with another green beauty brand! Today's star is Clove + Hallow, a clean, green, vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand which is the brainchild of the makeup artist, Sarah. She created Clove + Hallow after she fell ill and couldn't find clean cosmetics which were up to her standard.
Clove + Hallow products are made in the USA, but they follow the EU’s more stringent formulation standards to deliver high-quality products with high-quality ingredients. All their products are also PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan.
Let me start this post with 'I survived my first week at my new job!'. I know it seems like I have been talking about my career switch forever but I was nervous, doubtful and torn about it for the longest time. Fast forward today, I am glad I was given the opportunity. It's the first time I'm working in real estate (I'm in administration, not a realtor) so there is a huge learning curve but an interesting and exciting one!
Now that my little life update is out of the way, let's talk about one of my favourite skincare brands of all time, CeraVe. They recently expanded their popular SA line with the launch of the new Renewing SA Cleanser* which I have been testing the past couple of months and it's love, love and more love for it. I also tested both SA Lotion* and Cream* For Rough & Bumpy Skin from the range and will share my thoughts of them later in the post.