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30 Beauty Products To Try

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30 Beauty Products To Try

I have never been a staunch user of cosmetics and beauty products. In fact, growing up I was probably more known for being the one that never wore any makeup. Even now as an adult I still don’t use anything that you would find at the beauty counter.

That being said, I have always wanted to try a lot of the products that you see in commercials or magazines that the beautiful, famous people say that they use. I mean who doesn’t want to look ageless and wrinkle free like a movie star?

Ranging from a basic lipstick or eyeliner to face masks and wrinkle cream, here are the top 30 beauty products that I would like to try.

**Note: Descriptions provided are taken directly from the product website or from the link provided

Victoria Beckham Bitten Lip Tint

Description: Bitten Lip Tint plumps and smooths lips with a subtle wash of transfer-proof semi-matte colour. Neither stain nor gloss, this ultra-comfortable weightless gelée hydrates and nourishes lips and stays in place, even under a mask, without feeling dry, sticky, or tight.
The lightweight, non-sticky formula is infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane to deeply hydrate, while Mustard Sprout Extract gently plumps. One thin coat is all you need for the perfect bitten lip – a little goes a long way.

Dark Star Volumizing Mascara

Description: A gravity-defying mascara that delivers instant volume, multidimensional length, and weightless lift in a single stroke.
This gel-hybrid formula glides on evenly and effortlessly, with pitch-black micro-fine crème pigments that transform for luxurious volume and exaggerated effect. The powerful contoured brush sculpts lashes and loads them with texture to extend and curl. 

Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Stick Mask

Description: Our Clay Face Mask Sticks are formulated with premium Kaolin clay that micro-exfoliates to remove skin-dulling congestion. Black Charcoal draws out impurities, reducing the appearance of pores and leaving skin soft, refined and revived. And since black charcoal is known to be tough on oil, this Pore Detox stick is perfect for your T-zone or for an allover deep clean.

ModernMatte Powder Lipstick

Description: This non-drying formula delivers matte, full-coverage color that feels utterly weightless and provides a powder-soft, airbrushed finish on lips. A unique blend of waxes and oils melts and transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder, while spherical pigments float across lips to blur imperfections. Available in 24 shades inspired by Tokyo’s vibrant nightlife, this statement-making lipstick provides up to eight hours of rich, velvety color.

Dyson Airwrap Styler

Description: Dyson Airwrap Complete styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. This set comes with 1.2-inch and 1.6-inch barrels to curl and wave hair, and brushes to smooth and volumize, allowing you to dry and style simultaneously. The Dyson Airwrap Complete styler has Coanda air technology which allows you to curl, wave, smooth and dry hair without extreme heat.

Clean Skin Gel – Cleanse + Tone

Description: Formulated with 99 percent natural ingredients (this percentage includes water), this daily gel cleanser effectively cleanses while maintaining skin hydration. The clean-rinse formula doesn’t leave skin feeling tight or dry. Its clinically proven skin tolerance makes it suitable even for sensitive skin.

Flash Cat Eye Eyeliner

Description: L’Oreal Paris introduces Flash Cat Eye Waterproof All Day Liquid Eyeliner. This brush tip eyeliner has a removal wing stencil to help achieve precise wings in a flash. Liquid liner look can be achieved with or without a stencil.

First Aid Beauty Sculpting
Body Lotion

Description: A hydrating and firming body lotion that helps visibly tone and improve the appearance of skin’s texture, so it looks firm, smooth, and lifted. Get an added boost of body confidence with this blend of firming peptides, puffiness-reducing caffeine, and hydrating glycerin. Plus ceramides and colloidal oatmeal lock in moisture for skin that feels as good as it looks.

Hourglass Curator Refillable Palette

Description: A luxe, refillable, reusable eyeshadow palette that is designed to be used interchangeably with the full collection of Curator™ shades. This palette is crafted from tin and PCR plastic and allows for endless customization with the collection of 40 Curator™ refill shades. The palette is also available in one-pan, three-pan, and five-pan palettes.

Biossance Squalane and Caffeine Toning Body Cream

Description: This clean body moisturizer extends the benefits of the best skincare ingredients caffeine and niacinamide to the entire body, enhanced by vegan sugarcane-derived squalane to enhance penetration. The rich yet weightless formula absorbs instantly to nourish, and helps to restore elasticity and a sculpted, toned look. Available in a fragrance-free formula or in a Soft Citrus scent with uplifting aromatherapeutic essential oils.

Current Body Miss Arrivo
The Vegas II

Description: The brand’s patented MFIP technology is a massaging technology that sends electrical pulses to the skin while mimicking the tapping and acupressure of an in-salon esthetician. It’s a combination of EMS, Ultra Pulse and Medium/High Frequency technology that tones and tightens the complexion, while enhancing the absorption of your skincare products. It’s smaller head is perfect for treating the delicate area around the eyes, mouth and focusing on smaller lines on the forehead.

Color Wow Xtra Large
Bombshell Volumizer

Description: Achieve the illusion of bigger, more volumised-looking hair with the Color Wow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer. Ideal for people prone to the appearance of flat, tired locks, as a weightless polymer works to promote bounce and gloss. Bamboo extract drenches your tresses in hydration, without leaving any heavy, sticky build-up behind. Crafted without alcohol and salt, the volumising hair spray avoids drying the outer cuticle of your tresses, reducing the risk of frizz and split ends.

Surface Deep Anti-Odorant Spray

Description: Sweaty feet come summer? Try Surface Deep’s odor-preventing glycolic acid spray. It works to stop any stink and keep the skin balanced. You can use it on your underarms, too! An innovation in odor prevention, this skin microbiome-friendly blend of fruit acids and botanical extracts provides a new and effective way to spray-away and prevent odor all day on underarms and feet. Packaged in 100% recyclable glass.

Park Perfection Instant Eye Lift

Description: From puffy under eyes to fine lines, this dermatologist-developed eye cream has you covered. (Pro tip: a little goes a long way!). An anti-aging eye-treatment that works both instantly and in the long-term to smooth, lift, & tighten.

Smoothwrap InfinitiPRO by Conair

Description: If your hair is large and in charge in summer humidity, give this blow dryer a go. It smooths out frizz while also amping up body and volume. Dual Ion Therapy is a revolutionary treatment to help restore the natural balance of your hair. Powerful and lightweight high-torque motor along with 1875 watts gives you professional styling and drying performance. Ceramic Technology provides even heat to promote fast drying, not over drying.

Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub

Description: A moisturizing body scrub that nourishes the skin while buffing dry spots, gently sweeping away dead skin cells without disrupting your skin barrier. Sugared Koffie™ Almond Milk Scrub smells exactly like it sounds, which is all due to the blend of almond milk, coffee bean extract, and coffee seed oil that it contains. It’s sweet and rich, but it doesn’t contain fragrance or essential oils.

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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Refreshing Dry Shampoo

Description: Welcome to the Sol de Janeiro way of water-less cleansing with this dry shampoo. Sol de Janeiro has unlocked the secret of achieving that coveted, freshly washed feeling without all of the hard work, so you’ll enjoy weightless volume and effortless movement without stiffness, excess oil, product buildup, or unwanted residue.

Nécessaire The Shampoo

Description: The Shampoo is a treatment cleanse for the scalp. It is a liquid gel with a deep clean after-feel. Massage into wet scalp and hair. Rinse well. Use with The Conditioner for best results. No Sulfates. No Silicones. No Parabens. No PEGs.

Glytone Acne Treatment
Spray – Back and Chest

Description: Glytone Acne Treatment Spray – Back and Chest (formerly Back Acne Spray) is a potent formulation featuring 2% salicylic acid for keeping the back and shoulders acne-free. It sloughs away dead skin cells and deeply cleanses the pores for healing and preventing acne blemishes. The 360 spray-on design allows for quick and simple application at any angle.

Chantecaille Anti-Pollution Mattifying Cream

Description: A lightweight moisturizer that harnesses the power of White Horehound Stem Cell and Lentil extract that work to visibly refine skin, shrinking the appearance of pores and blackheads induced by urban and screen light pollution. A powerful blend of antioxidants and metal binding complex provides skin with immediate protection against heavy metals and particulate matter while novel botanicals rebalance it from the harmful effects of chemical pollutants for a more radiant, rosy-looking complexion.

Goodhabit Skin Shielding Serum Catch Flights, Not Feelings

Description: This barrier-building formula guards your skin against the irritants that cause inflammation and oxidative stress — a root cause of collagen breakdown, cellular damage, and premature aging.

Colourpop x Hello Kitty
Tinted Lip Balm

Description: This yummy smoothie blend is too good to pass! Our nourishing Glowing Lip Balm is so comfy to apply and adds the perfect glossy pop of colour to any look! This trio includes Hello Fruity, a fruit punch flavored warm fuchsia balm, Tropic Cute, a pineapple mango warm pinky coral balm, and Fun in the Sun, a banana coconut flavored warm peachy nude balm.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask

Description: A non-drying clay mask with hyaluronic-infused clay, BHA, PHA, and watermelon enzymes to unclog pores, smooth, and hydrate for softer, clearer-looking skin.

Glossier Cloud Paint

Description: A seamless, buildable gel-cream blush that’s enjoyable to apply and easy to wear. Just sheer enough upon initial application to make it easy to work with and layer without going overboard—simply dab it on cheeks and tap into skin for a natural, flushed-from-within glow. Special Blurring Pigments give a soft-focus effect that doesn’t accentuate texture or pores—as if you just happen to be in golden hour lighting all the time.

Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection
Night Mask

Description: Targets blemishes and excess oil while you’re busy counting sheep. Our Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is a hard-working formula that pulls an all-nighter for clearer looking skin. Our face mask is formulated for blemish prone skin to help skin feel purified. It’s our sleepy secret to waking up to clearer-looking skin. And since it’s enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil, it’s the vegan face mask you can feel good about using.

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Promising review: “This is the best mask! Used it back in the day for my acne and now that I’m almost 30 I’m using it for age prevention! I have a lot of dry skin issues including psoriasis and this works wonders! Tip: a little goes a long way. Don’t over pour or you’ll end up with a lot of face mask left over!” —Rachel Jones

Chamomile Makeup Eraser Pen

Description: A pen that instantly perfects makeup mistakes, is strong enough to remove waterproof formulas, and is infused with chamomile and vitamin E to soothe sensitive skin. Simply pull out the tip and flip it over to reveal a clean and newly refreshed point so you can easily go to different areas of the face. To keep your pen fresh for the next use, gently wipe off any excess product on a clean tissue before reusing/flipping over.

Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

Description: Effectively removes pimples and surfaces them to the skin (or vanishes them completely). Place them on before bed and wake up to clearer skin…literally.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas
Primer – Blurring

Description: A water-based, blurring primer that absorbs excess oil for a mattifying, soft-focus effect while extending wear of makeup. The breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. It is formulated with skin-loving ingredients, so it not only protects skin, but it is also good for skin.

CeraVe Hydrating
Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

Description: Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Facial Cleanser is a one-step face wash. This cleanser effectively removes dirt, oil, daily sunscreen and even long-wear facial makeup without stripping the skins natural moisture or leaving it feeling tight and dry. that gently cleanses, thoroughly removes oil and makeup. This gentle, fragrance-free formula features three essential ceramides, amino acids and hyaluronic acid.

Well there you have it. These are just some of the beauty products that I found that are worth a try. I’m hoping to slowly get through them all one at a time. When I do, I’ll make a new post with my reviews of each item.

Have you tried any of the products that I’ve listed above? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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CoVid-19 Fears

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Co-Vid-19 Fears

As with most people around the world at this time, I have some CoVid-19 fears. For those who are living under a rock, CoVid-19 is a new strain of the Coronavirus which basically causes the flu but one that seems to hit people hard.

People tend to approach a crisis very differently and I know that I am one of them.

As I sit here typing this I have a sore throat, runny nose and body aches but I’m sure that I don’t have this virus. It must be just a cold because I don’t leave the house often enough to come in contact with anyone who might have it.

5 days ago I went to my group therapy which is in a health care facility. I took the transit system to get there. But the streetcar was not that busy and I wasn’t close to anyone the entire day. It’s just a cold and you can’t convince me otherwise.

Stockpiling

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There have been numerous reports of huge crowds and line ups in grocery stores and supermarkets. Shelves are clearing out at a record pace and people are stockpiling in preparation for what you would think is the next apocalypse.

It’s just the flu. I know there are people very sick and dying and I have great sympathy and compassion for them. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. But tell me why people decided that hoarding toilet paper was the best thing to do in this time of crisis.

Toilet paper.

We just went out to Sobeys this evening to grab some ice cream and were shocked by the empty shelves. You don’t really get the impact until you see it for yourself.

That is what triggers my fear.

My Fear

I’m not worried about getting CoVid-19. I look at it as though it’s the seasonal flu that you have to let your body fight off.

What I’m worried about is the panic and reactions that come along with it. It’s already started at the stores where it is almost impossible to find a can of soup or hand sanitizer.

The last day or two it has started to hit the stock market. My daughters school savings has taken quite a hit, but on the bright side, it could be a good time to buy into the market and hope for a turnaround.

I’ve watched enough apocalyptic movies and tv shows to know what happens when fear grips the general public.

Waiting it out

I’m hoping to be able to wait it all out. All of the schools just announced that they will be closed for an extra two weeks after March Break. I thought this would be a nice time to tour the city and check out the museums.

But no.

They have now closed basically every public place where a large amount of people might gather. Even the library and churches. Now we have to think about how to pass the time for 3 weeks with nothing open.

I hope this doesn’t last too long, or at lease that people realize it is not the end of the world. It is a sickness. We have been dealing with the regular flu for ages and we are all still here. We will survive this.

And just remember. Toilet paper does not cure the coronavirus.

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Should My Teen Get The Big Bedroom?

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The Argument

Our daughter is about to be 14. We live in a small two bedroom apartment that is full of stuff we don’t need. So our question is, should my teen get the big bedroom?

I was planning on switching rooms with her so that she can have the bigger, master bedroom, and we would use her room, which is half the size

Who came up with the idea that the ‘grown ups’ get the big room? It makes more sense the other way around. Adults sleep in their room, whereas kids, expecially teenagers, practically live in theirs.

Of course I don’t want her to think that she’s getting it just because seh’s a great kid, which she is. So I had to think of something she could do to earn it.

Side story

Now, one small part of my own mental health struggles is a mild form of OCD. This doesn’t mean I’m a neat freak. It’s actually quite the opposite.

I have a tendency to collect things. A lot of people, including those in the medical profession call it hoarding. It’s not to the extreme that we have to crawl over things to get from room to room, but I will admit that floor and wall space is at a minimum.

What should she do

So back to my problem. What can she do to earn the big bedroom? I’ve made a deal with her that if she helps to clear out the room with me she can have it. Needless to say, there are already two garbage bags ready for the curb.

Comment below on what you think. Should my teen get the big bedroom? Are we crazy for giving up all of the extra space or do you agree with the decision?

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