Monday, 25 July 2016

An Empty Worth Talking About (ft. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution*)


This is an empty worth talking about. The Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution* ($59CDN, 30ml) has done a bang up job of lighting some of my moles and dark spots. I didn't actually believe it would work (I basically bumble around with brightening products and hope for the best.)


Results! I purposely used the serum on the spots on my left hand only so I could compare if there was a difference. The dark spots on my wrist areas formed at the same time; both started out as dark as those on my right hand. Using this bottle for the last 6 months has produced the result you see.

The Solution contains Activated C, Peony Extract and White Birch Extract.  Activated C is "a potent next-generation active, which works faster than the leading dark spot ingredient. It penetrates rapidly to attack deep-set dark spots while preventing the formation of new discolorations for visibly more uniform skin tone and clarity."

The consistency is a viscious gel which I dab onto my dark spots twice a day before application of other products. It sits on the skin for a little while before it absorption so I try to wait but usually I put some else on almost immediately. 

I wanted to show how much this worked and proudly exclaimed to a few blogger friends "Isn't this awesome? Look at the difference!" to which they responded "Yea...it's supposed to do that". LOL I guess I didn't expect this to actually do much but it delivered a good result and I would love to purchase a bottle once I get through other products. I do notice that it doesn't lighten all things equally. Larger spots obviously take more time. If you catch some dark spots early this definitely goes a long way though.

Overall, pretty awesome and would buy again!

Have you tried dark spot serums or solutions? Any favorites?

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Preview: NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks*


There's a new matte lipstick in town and its coming from NYX. I'm already a fan of the original matte lipsticks so I'm pretty interested to see how these Velvet Mattes* (~$9CDN) differ. These are supposed to be highly pigmented, to glide on and never dry out your lips. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

IMATS Vancouver Purchases


For those interested, here are the items I bought at IMATS Vancouver last Saturday.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Editing the Estee Edits*


Celebrity collaborations or inspired collections aren't always interesting to me. Brands catapult their name by aligning themselves with super stars and sometimes the chosen person doesn't always add value.  They may be a fashion icon but that doesn't neccessarily translate into beauty clout. I saw the Estee Edits line as something like this. Estee Lauder has done a great rebranding job but this inspired and "in the moment" launch seemed a little unnecessary as a separate line.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Preview: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips* #LIPSTICKCONFIDENCE (ft Miranda May and Salma's Secret)

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Miranda May and Salma's Secret

I'm loving the shape of the new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips* lipsticks. She cuts her lipstick bullets in such interesting ways and that flat angled top is really working out for me. More than that, the newest launch from the brand is helping raise awareness for the Women for Women Charity!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

2nd Quarter Declutter: Fail

I intended to strongly focus on decluttering eye products this quarter and I was doing well!

Until the London Drugs event...


So that didn't quite work out, but I did make some head way...sort of