The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

the body shop british rose fresh plumping maskI love face masks, I love The Body Shop, and I love the smell of roses… so I had no doubt I would love their new British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask.

Grow your glow with our British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our 100% vegan refreshing gel face mask is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic Community Trade aloe vera. Reveal skin that’s replenished with moisture and visibly smooth with a youthful dewy appearance. Perfect used with our Facial Mask Brush, it makes for the most beautiful facial at home experience.

• 100% vegan
• Formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicones or mineral oils
• Refreshing gel face mask
• For skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture to reveal its dewy glow again
• Moisturises, soothes and tones skin
• Infused with real rose petals, rose essence from Britain, rosehip oil from Chile and organic Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico

A year or so ago I tried a sample of the Rose Face Mask by Fresh and really liked it, but the $75/100ml price tag was just too much for me. The British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is a lot more affordable at $28.00/75ml.

This mask can be used daily (I use it Monday/Wednesday/Friday), and you wear it for 5-10 minutes. I like to apply it with my MAC 190 foundation brush, but The Body Shop also sells a less expensive Facial Mask Brush. You can apply this with your fingers as well, but I find applying with a brush makes it feel more spa-like and luxurious.

Now, if you are scent-sensitive, or don’t like the smell of roses, you will want to skip this. Roses fill the room as soon as I open the jar. Once it’s on my face it’s a delicate scent, and it fades (or I just don’t notice it) by the time I take it off 10 minutes later. It is a gel mask so it has a wonderful cooling sensation as I apply it, it’s easy to rinse off, and my skin feels extremely soft and hydrated after washing it off.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4.

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kat von d tattoo liner in trooper

kat von d tattoo liner in trooperKat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper is a product I’ve been using for a long time, and for some reason have never dedicated a post to… so here it is!

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

The pics below are of both the regular version, and the anniversary edition that was out last year because the packaging was just so darn pretty I just had to include them. The felt tip is perfect for precise lines, and it stays in place all day without smudging or running. There have even been nights where I was too lazy to remove my eye makeup and in the morning my eyeliner still looked amazing. I’ve never had a problem with the felt tip losing shape, and it lasts me about 2-3 months of everyday use before it starts to dry out. It can dry out while you are applying, but I find a couple quick swipes on the back of my hand or putting the cap on and giving it a shake will get the liquid flowing again.

It does have a bit of a shine to it, and I would love to find an eyeliner that performs as well as this but is completely matte – so if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it!

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.

Ingredients
Water, Ammonium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene, Glycol, Alcohol, Beheneth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Polygylceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Carbon Black.

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murad white brilliance

murad2I have spoken often about how frustrated I am with the pregnancy mask that never went away, and how I have been on the hunt for products that will help… the new Murad White Brilliance collection focuses specifically on hyperpigmentation and uneven texture and tone – it’s like this line was made for me. I have super short reviews for each product below, because I have been using them together I can’t speak to what the serum and essence have done individually… I can say that overall since adding these products to my routine 3-4 weeks ago, I think my skin feels smoother, looks brighter, and I haven’t had any negative reactions.

I honestly think I have found my winning combo. I will be putting off reviewing new skincare products (except moisturizers… I love new moisturizers) for a while because I want to give my skin a few months with these and maybe… just maybe… I’ll be able to go foundation free this summer! If I am successful I will be sure to post about it, because it would be a huge win for me.

all three of these products are vegan, gluten-free and tested on people, not animals ♥

White Brilliance Cleansing Cream 4.5 oz | $43CAD
murad white brilliancemurad white brillianceA rich, gently foaming cleanser that purifies and restores skin, utilizing a nourishing blend of Omega-6 Essential Lipids and Jojoba-derived Esters to enhance moisture retention, imparting skin with a silky, smooth texture.

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Omega-6 Essential Lipid Blend helps keep skin hydrated
Jojoba Esters give the skin a silky, youthfully smooth texture and enhance moisture retention

Ingredients
Aqua, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hoya Lacunosa lower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum

I am in love with this cleanser. I have been using it for about a month now with my Clarisonic and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not at all dried out. Usually I have to apply my serums and lotions immediately after cleansing, but I don’t feel rushed to after using this. I love the twist cap packaging and the light floral scent – it smells like something you’d find in a spa. It retails for $43 CAD at Sephora.

White Brilliance Luminous Essence 1.7 oz | $70 CAD
murad white brilliancemurad white brillianceThis light-enhancing essence, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, exfoliates and hydrates to restore youthful texture and luminosity.

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Red Algae and Indian Fig work together to exfoliate and support natural renewal to enhance smoothness
Kunai Root Extract, rich in electrolytes, speeds up rehydration

Ingredients
Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hoya Lacunosa Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Ahnfeltiopsis Concinna Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, glycerin, PEG-8, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Glucosamine HCI, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum

I have been using this right after washing my face. The texture is very thin and watery, and absorbs very quickly. This essence formula is supposed to penetrate deep into the skin and help prepare it for the next step, which for me right now is the serum and then a light moisturizer. It retails for $70 CAD at Sephora.

White Brilliance Porcelain Serum 1 oz | $115 CAD
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High-potency serum, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, enhances skin’s translucence with 4 brightening technologies to give the complexion a visible, luminous glow.
Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion

High Performance Ingredients
– Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
– Green Tea Extract’s phytoactive elements preserve and help promote skin’s brightness and firmness
– Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2, powerful brightening agents, infuse skin with radiance and enhance translucency

Ingredients
Aqua, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hexylresorcinol, Hexapeptide-2, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hoya Lacunosa lower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Ammonium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum

This serum is thicker than the essence, but still absorbs quickly. It has a delicate scent and is the most expensive of the trio, ringing in at $115 CAD at Sephora.

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