Body Lotion

August Favourites!

August Favourites

It’s hard to believe that August is officially over…where has the Summer gone?!  My favourites this time around are a mix of both warm and cool weather-inspired products. Let’s get started!

1. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in “Celebrated” $34.00 

At first glance, the colour of this blush is a bit under-whelming.  And to be honest, it’s probably not something I would have ever picked out on my own during one of my Sephora trips.  It wasn’t until recently, when I had my makeup done for an event, that I fell in love with it.  This “warm pink nude” wears completely different than it appears in the packaging, and suits nearly every skin tone.  So what’s with the name (“Celebrated”), you ask?  This long-wearing shade was actually limited edition, brought out in celebration of Tarte’s 15th birthday.  Beauty fanatics went so crazy for it, that they re-released it.  Now I know what all the hype is about!

2. Glade Wax Melt Refills in “Cashmere Woods” $4.68

This scent was released in Canada a few years back, and I bought a handfull of candles to keep in my “backup” collection.  Sadly, I went through them quickly, and was left with the opportunity to restock only during the occasional cross-border shopping trip.  On a recent trip to my local Walmart, I spotted both candles and these wax melts in the Cashmere Woods scent, and yelped in excitement.  Since my candle collection is quite large at the moment, I decided to opt for the wax melts, along with the Glade Wax Melts Warmer.  Since I’m already a huge fan of Scentsy, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  To my surprise, this warmer performs just as well as the Scentsy, spreading the smell of “mixed notes of citrus and jasmine and the oaky scents of amber and vanilla beans” throughout the entire house.  I simply cannot get enough of this scent and am so excited to have it back!

3. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in “Retsina” $28.00

Let’s face it, the perfect nude lipstick is on every beauty lover’s shopping radar.  Bite Beauty is not a brand I’d tried before, though I’d always heard great things, and I love that their products are made of all-natural, food grade ingredients (and that they’re Canadian!).  I decided to purchase the colour Retsina, a creamy, natural pink tone.  This product feels amazing on your lips, is long-wearing, beautifully pigmented, and has as much resveratrol (with anti-aging properties) as 5 glasses of red wine!

4.  Guess Factory Hilary Backpack in “Red Multi” $52.49

I may not be headed back to school this September, but this adorable backpack was just too cute to resist.  I purchased this on a recent trip to Dixie Outlet Mall during the “She Who Hunts Finds” blogger challenge.  I love that it’s a) a backpack and can carry anything and everything, but more so that b) it comes in buffalo plaid!  It’s faux-leather details make it easy to dress up, and the colour is perfect for Fall.

5. St. Ives Indulge Coconut Milk & Orchid Body Lotion $4.47

I received this product in a seasonal giftpack from Walmart, and decided to give it a try.  This lotion smells amazing: like Summer in a bottle, and goes on smoothly with no greasy residue.  I also love that it is extremely affordable, at under $5.00 for 600ml!  The pump makes it easy to apply, and the packaging is super cute!

 

What did you love for the month of August?  Let me know in the comments below!  

 

 

 

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Supermodel in a Bottle?! Victoria’s Secret Rockin’ Body Perfecting Cream

Rockin Body Perfecting Cream

I know what you’re thinking…another gimmick that claims to make you instantly look like a model (even more, a Victoria’s Secret one). I thought so to, but just to be sure, I purchased this highly-coveted and recently re-released body lotion. It retails for $14.00, but you can find it on websites, such as Ebay or Amazon, selling for much more (because up until recently it was a limited edition product).

Essentially, Victoria’s Secret Rockin’ Body Perfecting Cream is a tinted lotion with subtle shimmer that claims to even out tone, moisturize skin (with vitamin E and shea butter), and give your body that “supermodel glow” (courtesy of diamond powder).

I recently attended an event (one that was a little fancier than my typical pajamas-and-a-movie kind of night), and felt it was the perfect opportunity to try this product out. Aside from smelling amazing, it applied evenly and had a nice, subtle finish. My original concern was that I would look like a Twilight character due to too much shimmer, but I was pleasantly surprised. The only downside is that the product is quite thick, and so while it is very moisturizing, I needed to use a fair amount to cover my arms and legs (you can use it on your décolleté as well). The lotion also has a perfect amount of tint to it, so you won’t have to worry about looking like a faux-tan gone wrong. I was also happy to see that not a single bit of product transferred onto my clothes throughout the night (I waited 5 minutes after applying prior to getting dressed, just to be safe).

All in all, I can’t say that I’ll be a supermodel any time soon (I’m 5’4” and enjoy carbs way too much), but I can say that this product is a great alternative to pantyhose, and gives a similar even-toned look. Definitely recommend!